Religion At Its Worst


Need help now with SPIRITUAL ABUSE? 

This Quick Study Guide offers an immediate overview, concise answers, with biblical hope and practical help.


SPIRITUAL ABUSE - Afflicted by Religious Authority

“When you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full.”

Matthew 6:5

Think about it. Who in our society offends us the most?

Is it the robbers, the killers, the rapists—the flagrant law breakers?

Now think about Jesus. Who offended Him the most?

It was the Pharisees, the religious leaders of the day—the legalistic law keepers. They upset Him the most.

Something just doesn’t seem right. Have you ever thought that about a church or spiritual leader? Sadly, spiritual abuse occurs far too often. Some seek to gain control by manipulating Scripture and twisting truth.

When the Word of God is misused or the character of God is misrepresented, people inevitably suffer. These Keys for Living can help you identify spiritual abuse and take positive steps to break free from it. Learn how to discern the difference between performance-based religion and resting in God’s grace. Find freedom from the guilt and shame of man-made rules and discover the joy of a genuine relationship with Jesus Christ. 

God desires to give you hope as you face life challenges, problems and difficult trials. The good news for us, God specializes in redemption and transformation. He takes that which was lost and restores it. He takes that which was dead and gives it life. He takes that which had no hope and rewrites its story. This is our God! As you pray today, ask God boldly to transform the thing inside you that you want to see changed forever!  



Get your free Key to Hope on SPIRITUAL ABUSE.  The download will be sent to your email.

“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”

Psalm 147:3

NOTICE: The information contained in this resource is general in nature and is not intended to provide or be a substitute for advice, consultation or treatment with a duly licensed mental health practitioner or other medical professional. This resource is intended to provide practical faith-based guidelines for balanced living and is not a replacement for medical advice. Professional services should be pursued whenever necessary and/or appropriate. By utilizing this resource, individuals acknowledge that Women of Faith is not providing direct clinically-oriented mental health treatment or therapy, and that it does not create a therapeutic relationship between any individual and Women of Faith.  Individuals who use this resource also agree to indemnify and hold harmless, Women of Faith, its licensees, affiliates, and assigns, as well as the officers, agents, and employees of Women of Faith and its licensees, affiliates, and assigns, from and against any and all liability, loss, damages, costs, charges, legal fees, recoveries, judgments, penalties, and expenses, which may be obtained against, imposed upon or suffered by Women of Faith.Additionally, certain views and opinions expressed in this resource may be those from sources other than Women of Faithand do not necessarily represent the views of Women of Faith, nor imply an endorsement by Women of Faith. All rights are reserved worldwide and no part of this resource may be reproduced in any form (print or electronic) without the expressed written permission of Women of Faith.