Christians on the whole are aware that we will all at some point of our Chirstian life, face persecution.  ‘The rain falls on the just and the unjust’ Matthew 5:45  No one is exempt from life’s challenges and persecution is not exclusively desiginated to those who are followers of Christ, not under submission or may have a different opinion.  We all at some point of our lives will experience ‘suffering’ and hopefully come out stronger person for it.  At the very least you will be a different person and not necessarily due to ‘lack of obedience’.

 ‘Lack of obedience’ = practices God wants you to break free from.  He will allow situations to self reflect being obedient to His precepts, that He has already revealed or convicted you of.  This is not to be used in judgement for the abuser to promote their authority.

Equally Domestic violence is not to be interpreted as persecution for or from God.  This act may be a personal experience of testing, building and the removal of ungodly practices and not one inflicted by a person ‘acting on the behalf of God’.

There is no fear in love.  But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment.  The one who fears is not made perfect in love. 1 John 4:18

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