Promoting Godly Marriages by Avoiding Sins of Abomination Part I- Spousal Abuse

Have Your Hands Shed Innocent Blood?

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I have been hearing a lot of talk lately from those proclaiming Christianity about what is considered an abominable sin. Seemingly for many, abominable sins include only those in which they do not participate or those upon which the institutional has decided to focus. Little notice, or ministry, is given to the at least 15 abominable sins mentioned in the Christian Scriptures. I previously studied this topic, and I wanted to share some of the things we will find in Scripture regarding sins that are an abomination.

I will begin this discussion by highlighting one of those sins that I have seen occur quite a bit in marriages where both spouses proclaim to be Christians. Sins committed in marriage is the first area I was led to broach due to the current climate surrounding the “Marriage Equality Law.”

Seven Sins of Abomination According to Proverbs 6:16-19 (ESV)

There are six things that the LORD hates, seven that are an abomination to Him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers. 

If we are to conduct ourselves in a manner according to Scripture, this passage warns us that an abominable sin is being committed when we shed innocent blood. Innocent blood is shed whenever you draw blood after striking your spouse in anger. If you are currently abusing your spouse, repent and seek the Kingdom of God to stop committing this abomination. I would not want this area of sin many of  our own proclaimed Christian marriages to be missed while trying to fix what we see wrong in other partnerships.

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