In a recent Reddit post, a user found himself caught in a complex web of emotions as he grappled with his stepfather’s behavior and Christian beliefs. Here’s the full story.
His Stepfather Was Devout
Despite his stepfather’s claims of being a devout Christian, Will shared that his actions didn’t align with his proclaimed faith.
He Was Fed Up
Will felt conflicted and compelled to confront the hypocrisy he perceived in his stepfather’s behavior.
His Stepfather Boasted About His Beliefs
From the outset, Will described his stepfather as someone who often boasted about his religious beliefs and his intentions to enter the ministry.
But His Actions Contradict His Beliefs
However, his actions contradicted the very principles he claimed to uphold.
He cheated on Will’s mother, displayed a penchant for profanity, and financially depleted the family’s resources, including Will’s college fund.
His Was Abusive
Also, his emotional and verbal abuse left a lasting impact on Will, his mother, and his half-brother.
Tensions Were Building
Now, as his mother and stepfather’s marriage unraveled, tensions escalated.
Will’s stepfather accused his ex-wife of keeping his children away from him, while Will and his mother contested his claims.
He Stepped In
Amidst the turmoil, Will stepped in to defend his family.
He confronted his stepfather about his infidelity, reminding him that his actions had severed the family bonds.
He Lashed Out
Will shouted, “If you didn’t cheat multiple times you’d still have your family together” and went on to say, “You already lost me. Keep up this behavior and you’ll lose the other kids in 10 years.”
He Shared Bible Verses
Finally, Will decided to share Bible verses with him via 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 Wanted to Show How His Contradictory Behavior
Will believed that his stepfather’s behavior contradicted these biblical teachings and sought to remind him of his religious responsibilities.
His Stepfather Got Angry
However, Will’s attempts to use Bible verses only further strained their relationship.
His stepfather became defensive and angered by Will’s reminders, leading to a quarrelsome exchange.
Will told him to be more like Jesus and stop tearing people down.
Justified In Calling Him Out
Will 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.
“I Would Do the Same!”
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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