Ephesians 6:12 ESV For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
Recently I watched the newest movie version of The Invisible Man. NOTE: I do not recommend that just anyone watch it, particularly abuse victims. I can assure you that it will be very triggering because the plot concerns a very evil, narcissist/sociopath abuser whose wife is trying to escape from him. So I say again, this movie is not for everyone.
However, I was impressed with how accurately the script represented the domestic abuser, and how the victim’s family and friends refused to believe her. Elizabeth Moss did a very good job portraying this role.
But what I wanted to especially focus upon in this article is how it struck me that the invisible man is a very accurate image of the domestic abuser – especially the kind that pretends to be a holy, saintly, Christian. Let me explain.
Abusers are so often “invisible.” They are what they are and do what they do out of sight, unseen by anyone except the victim. And even she is confused by the fog of his invisibility and most of you well know. His disguise and mask are his invisibility.
So, for everyone who remains naive or willfully blind to domestic abusers and their tactics – many right in our own churches – I say – watch this movie. And as you do, remind yourself that YOU are the friends and family of the victim. YOU are the one who refuses to believe the victim when she tells you about this evil character you never see.