Sexual abuse stands as one of the most devastating sins that human beings have devised, leaving deep scars and unspeakable pain. Victims of sexual abuse have had much taken from them; Jesus Christ and His church have much to offer in response.
Sexual abuse at its heart involves an individual taking advantage of the helpless and the powerless. God has never wavered on this issue throughout Scripture, condemning the sin of those who take advantage of the “lesser” in society and calling on His church to protect and serve those in need (Isaiah 1:23; James 1:27). The body of Christ has a reponsibility to offer protection, guidance, and healing for the victims of suffering in this world.
These resources, sermons, and articles can help point the way to understanding, comfort, and healing as you seek to deal with the effects of sexual abuse in your own life . . . or in the life of someone you know.
The one vestige of hope in the home used to be the innocent child. But now, not even children are safe. In their own homes, helpless children are molested—and by the very ones who should be protecting them! It is time we speak up in defense of the helpless and offer direction to the healing that is found in Jesus Christ and in the loving care...
Children are teachable and leadable and they are applauded as role models for the disciples among us. This also makes them vulnerable to those with evil intentions. We do need to learn from them, and yet do everything we can to safeguard them. In this we must be “shrewd as snakes and innocent as doves.”