Why do you think the abuser is a Christian?
But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. (1 Timothy 5:8)
Largely, I probably only needed to cite this Scripture in this post and sign off! It says it all.
In the course of giving instruction regarding the care of widows in the church, Paul tells Timothy that primary responsibility for such care falls upon the relatives of the widow. But certainly we see here a fair application to the “widow” abuse victim. We have pointed this out before. Abuse victims are practical widows. They have no husband. What they have is worse than having no husband in fact. And their children are orphans. Widows and orphans, as made plain all through Scripture, have a special place in God’s eye.
Now, Paul says that anyone who does not provide for his…
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