The Importance Of Child Abuse In The Bible

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The Bible does not exclusively talk about child abuse, but the bible does talk about children having a special place in God’s heart and when someone ill-treat them is bound to Gods anger. In Mark 10:14 Jesus said that these children belong to the kingdom of God and he welcomed them to his side. We need to understand the very nature of God to be like him towards others.

God and Children
Child abuse is a very devastating thing, which exists in our society; this can only be controlled if each one us learn to look at children through our Fathers eyes. In the Bible we read that God created each one of us in his own image (Gen 1:27), which carries incredible value towards humans. God not only created us but also loves us unconditionally and we need to channel that love towards our neighbors and children.
Jesus was very sensitive towards children and spoke harsh words to anyone who misguided little children “But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.” The Bible talks about how parents should treat their children with love and care (Ephesians 6:4, Colossians 3:21). Even though we do not see the bible addressing child abuse
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Though some forms of physical discipline that may be mentioned in the bible, but Paul reminds us that “In your anger do not sin: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold” (Ephesians 4:26–27). Proverbs 29:22 says, “An angry man stirs up dissension, and a hot-tempered one commits many sins.” Uncontrolled anger and physical violence is not acceptable in the life of a Christian. Anger should be well handled even before the breaking point and should not let it turn in to abuse against

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