Spiritual Abuse denies the Image of God

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  • Everyone is made in the image of God according to Genesis 1:27, and this is foundational for the whole narrative of the Bible
  • Spiritual abuse disempowers some by encouraging them to act like they don’t bear the image of God.
  • Spiritual abusers behave like they are the image of God in ways that others aren’t, and abuse their image bearing status by taking the name of God in vain.
  • There is good Biblical, theological and psychological research that opposes spiritual abuse. It can help us all do better!



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Daniel Heck

Daniel Heck


Community Organizer. Enemy Lover. Pastor. Practices honest, serious, loving and fun discourse. (Yes, still just practicing.) Author of According to Folly, etc.