Posted by Stacy McDonald on November 18, 2010
“It’s time to get rid of that Freudianism, which seems to permeate everybody’s thinking, and return to the Bible. If the Bible teaches that Christianity does anything it teaches us that it frees us to serve God – no matter what has happened in the past….I don’t want to minimize the tragedy of true abuse or the sin that was behind it. But, then, psychologists teach people to build a lifestyle around the abuse: “I am an abused person.” Not “I’m a farmer, a mother, a child,” or anything else. I’m an “abused person.” A whole present lifestyle is built around the past.” - Jay Adams
If you’ve been abused, don’t let it identify you. Abuse is real because sin is real. We can either live in the past or we can lay it at the foot of the cross and not look back. If you are a child of the King, you are no longer a slave to sin…neither your own sin, nor the sin of anyone else. Don’t exchange one form of bondage for another.
“Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.” (John 8:36)