The Consequences of Spiritual Abuse

Understanding spiritual abuse is important. When we consider the consequences of spiritual abuse we see the complete picture and also why Jesus emphasized this as a part of discipleship. Inevitably, spiritual abuse discredits the witness of the gospel. Discernment is required to help avoid this in the first place. This message looks at some of the effects on the spiritual abuser, those abused, the wider context of church life and the need for discernment.

The consequences of spiritual abuse. By Dieter Mulitze, PhD

Author: Dieter K Mulitze, PhD

Dieter is the Director of Ministry for Deeper Love Ministries, and has written three books on the ministry of transforming and healing prayer. One of Dieter’s main roles in this ministry is teaching the seminar series and speaking at conferences. Dieter’s three books serve to articulate and strengthen the theology and practice of the ministry of transforming prayer for the whole person. Dieter graduated from the U. of Guelph (BSc) and holds a PhD in quantitative genetics from the U. of Saskatchewan. Dieter was an associate professor with the University of Nebraska, and has co-authored scientific papers in several professional journals. He is a graduate of Regent College, Vancouver, B.C., with the Master of Christian Studies (MCS) degree, concentrating in spiritual theology. Dieter has served as an elder in a number of churches and is on the board of Deeper Love Ministries. Dieter is bi-vocational, also serving as CEO and Founder of Agronomix Software (www.agronomix.com), a software development company which develops, distributes and supports a software application for plant breeders and agronomists worldwide. With his experience in the corporate world, Dieter has also taught on the theology of work. Dieter is no stranger to international travel – having lived in Syria and Morocco for a total of 6 years and travelling to over 50 countries worldwide for business or ministry. Dieter and his wife Ellen live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. They have one daughter, Karissa, who lives in France with her husband and children.

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  1. Thanks Dieter for sharing on this topic. Your point about previously wounded leaders bringing their own struggles into the church, is very true for two former pastors at a church where we used to attend. The spirit of pride is stronger to overcome than I would’ve thought, even in my own life. This is a strong reminder of the need for prayer for discernment, like you shared, for our leadership, and for true humility in my life as well. I’m so thankful for the spiritual gifts of God, that are to be sought after by our ‘church’ leadership to give true unity (Eph.4:13), and be an example of God’s love to the congregation(Eph.4:15-16). There is always hope. Peace & joy. Harv

    On Sun, Jun 13, 2021 at 4:28 PM Healing Prayer and Wholeness wrote:

    > Dieter K Mulitze, PhD posted: ” Understanding spiritual abuse is > important. When we consider the consequences of spiritual abuse we see the > complete picture and also why Jesus emphasized this as a part of > discipleship. Inevitably, spiritual abuse discredits the witness of the > gospe” >

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