Abusers Want their Victim to Die
You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies. John 8:44
It happened again recently. We received another account from an abuse victim about how her abuser refused to take her to the hospital when she was seriously injured. This is a pattern. We have heard this same kind of report with frequency. A cut hand requiring stitches. “Drive yourself!” The possibility of a miscarriage or of labor. “Drive yourself!” A back injury causing significant pain. “I’m not paying any doctor bill for that!” “You don’t need that medicine!”
All of this is nothing less than a murderous spirit. We have also seen it in family planning. Numbers of these reports necessarily lead you to conclude that this husband actually hopes his wife will die in childbirth so he can go get himself a new model, all the while presenting himself to his church as “oh, the poor, poor man. What a loss he has suffered.”
Abusers are of their father the devil. As Jesus said, children of the devil share their infernal daddy’s character. They are murderers just like him.
We read with very troubling frequency the reports of women being killed by their abusers. What I am proposing we all need to be aware of is that all abusers are murderers at heart and that abuse is murder. Sometimes it uses a gun. Probably more often it uses slower acting poisons that destroy the victim’s health.
Abuse is murder, and abusers need to be regarded as such.
Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. (1 John 3:15)