His Meanspirited Christian Stepfather’s Behavior Contradicts Biblical Teachings, so He Quotes Him Bible Verses, “ Fathers, Don’t Stir Up Anger in Your Children”

In a recent Reddit post, a user was caught in a complex web of emotions as he grappled with his stepfather’s behavior and Christian beliefs. Here’s the whole story.

He Confronted the Hypocrisy

Despite his stepfather’s claims of being a devout Christian, Bill shared that his actions didn’t align with his proclaimed faith.

Bill felt conflicted and compelled to confront the hypocrisy he perceived in his stepfather’s behavior.

From the outset, Bill described his stepfather as someone who often boasted about his religious beliefs and intentions to enter the ministry.

However, his actions contradicted the very principles he claimed to uphold.

His Stepfather Had a Penchant for Profanity

He cheated on Bill’s mother, displayed a penchant for profanity, and financially depleted the family’s resources, including Bill’s college fund.

Also, his emotional and verbal abuse impacted Bill, his mother, and his half-brother. Now, as his mother and stepfather’s marriage unraveled, tensions escalated.

Bill’s stepfather accused them of keeping his children away from him, while Bill and his mother contested his claims.

Amidst the turmoil, Bill stepped in to defend his family.

“If You Didn’t Cheat Multiple Times, You’d Still Have Your Family Together”

He confronted his stepfather about his infidelity, reminding him that his actions had severed the family bonds.

Bill shouted, “If you didn’t cheat multiple times, you’d still have your family together,” and said, “You already lost me. Keep up this behavior, and you’ll lose the other kids in 10 years.”

Finally, Bill decided to share Bible verses with him in text.

He messaged the verse, “Fathers, don’t stir up anger in your children, but bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord,” and “But if anyone does not provide for his own family, especially for his own household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.”

He Believed That His Stepfather’s Behavior Contradicted These Biblical Teachings

Bill believed that his stepfather’s behavior contradicted these biblical teachings and sought to remind him of his religious responsibilities.

However, Bill’s attempts to use Bible verses only further strained their relationship. His stepfather became defensive and angered by Bill’s reminders, leading to a quarrelsome exchange.

Bill told him to be more like Jesus and stop tearing people down.

Bill took to Reddit to ask whether he was in the wrong for what happened, and several Redditors sided with him, saying that he was not wrong.

“It Drives Me Crazy When People Claim To Be Religious Yet They’re Terrible and Mean”

One Reddit user wrote, “I would do the same thing! I’m not religious, but it drives me crazy when people claim to be religious yet they’re terrible and mean.”

Another Redditor commented, “As a Christian myself, it’s one of the most depressing things I see. The Bible is right, your father is wrong, please don’t conflate his actions with God’s or with the true faith.”

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