Domestic Violence 3

We want to add a little bit more to this topic because we may have glossed over it a bit in the other 2 posts. We watched a video about the Jehovah’s Witnesses and how that organization handles domestic abuse and sexual abuse problems.

Video #1 and Video #2

We have to say that while their stand uses the Bible and requires two witnesses, their use of the Bible does not nullify God’s words on this issue. You do need two witnesses because it protects justice.

God’s requirement is not there to protect the offender or the guilty. It is there to make sure justice is preserved and that people do not sin when they make their accusations.

Plus, God’s rules do not stop most legal systems’ rules of evidence. Your word is NOT good enough. You need verifiable, credible physical evidence that these abuses are taking place.

You have to make sure you meet the legal standard of the country you live in to make sure your case is taken seriously. The fad of raising accusations 20, 30, 50, and even 10 years after the fact is wrong.

It is not doing anyone any good and makes a mess of the legal system. You have to play by the rules if you want to be heard. That means you need to be brave, go to the hospital RIGHT AFTER the abuse occurred, and get medical documentation of your injuries or sexual abuse.

Do NOT shower right after sexual abuse incidents as that destroys the evidence you need to prove your case. You may want to get clean but that can wait a few hours so the police have the evidence they need to help stop the abuse from continuing.

There is a caveat to all of this. You cannot do it to get revenge, vengeance, or for some other sinful reason. Throughout the whole process, you have to tell the truth every step of the way, be honest about your own behavior, and DO NOT SIN.

If you want God helping you, make sure you avoid committing sin in your haste to get that person that has harmed you. You may not have another eye witness to the abuse, but you will have physical evidence and that evidence can act as a second witness.  Do not destroy it.

Then act as the Bible says ‘do all to the glory of God’. That is throughout this process and through any suffering you may endure.

 

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