What Does The Bible Say About Evil Family Members?

The question on,” what does the bible say about evil family members,” is the question that is commonly asked by Christians dealing with evil family members.

Our Lord Jesus Christ had a lot to say concerning evil family members who are toxic and try to make our lives difficult or a living hell here on earth.

He further goes on to say in Matthews 10:36 that your worst enemy will be from your own family or household and this should be no surprise to you if you are being confronted with evil family members in your family.

While no family is perfect, some family members just take things too far and try to do bad things to you for no reason. I am sure that you have encountered evil family members in your life who have tried to ruin your life.

To understand what the bible says concerning evil family members, we will need to look at bible verses in both the Old Testament and the New Testament to understand the position of God’s word on this matter.

With that said, let’s look at our question today on, “what does the bible say about evil family members,” and how to deal with them biblically.

What’s An Evil Family?

An evil family is simply a family that doesn’t believe in God or regard Him but takes pleasure in practicing wickedness such as anger, witchcraft, hate, murder, etc. In addition, it’s a family that doesn’t care about heaven or heavenly things and makes jest of them.

A toxic family member who comes from an evil family always seeks to harm other family members to drag them down with their toxic drama.

An evil family member can be a mother, father, sister, relatives, etc. who doesn’t know God or who seeks to make your life difficult especially if you are a Christian who stands up to their wickedness.

Evil family members also seek to drag others into their wicked practices and if you resist, they will horribly persecute you if you don’t support them, in their wickedness or iniquity.

However, if you are a Christian in an evil family, you need to look at what God’s word says concerning evil family members and how you can deal with them.

Jesus Christ says in Matthews 10:37-39 that you can’t be His disciple if you love your evil family members more than Him by supporting them in their evil deeds.

The bible is clear that you must not love your, family, more than God. Otherwise, you will be practicing idolatry by doing so.

Your love for God must come first which implies that you must be willing to disappoint your evil family members by not supporting them in the evil works they do even if they threaten to disown you.

God’s Word Concerning Evil Family Members.

The Bible says that there are two types of family members: the good, and the evil. The good family members are those that love God and believe in Jesus Christ. They will always be there for you when you need them.

On the other hand, the evil family members are those who do not believe in God or Jesus Christ. They do not care about anyone but themselves.

They will never be there for you when you need them, and they will treat others badly because they are selfish people who only care about themselves.

If a person is an evil member of your family, then you should talk to God about how to deal with them so that they don’t cause harm to others around them.

Jesus Christ taught as we saw earlier in the above bible verse of Matthews 10:36 that our worst enemy will always be those closest to us or of our household in this case evil family members who may try to harm us through witchcraft or any other evil means.

If you have evil family members, all you can do is pray for them so that God changes their evil hearts before it’s too late as the Lord has promised that He will cut off evil family members who don’t repent of their wickedness.

See Also: How To Escape God’s Judgment & Wrath (In 3 Simple Steps).

God Promises To Punish Evil Families.

God’s word says that evil family members will always face justice for the evil they have done to others as it has always been since the world began.

The Lord goes on further to say that evil families or family members who disregard His word and continue in their evil ways will be cut off and sent to hell if they don’t repent.

For instance, in the Old Testament, we see several examples of God showing justice and vengeance to evil family members who rebelled against Him by cutting them off from the face of this earth.

One such example of God cutting off evil family members is in the case of Absalom in 2 Samuel 18:1-33 who was killed by Joab as he wanted to usurp Kind David’s throne, his father.

Absalom was a son of David who was evil and due to his wickedness which knew no bounds, he even dared to dethrone his father, David but soon justice caught up with him which resulted in him getting killed.

The above example is among many others in the old testament of how God dealt with evil family members who rebelled against Him especially those who practiced witchcraft and divination.

In the new testament in Acts 5:1-11, we see the case of Ananias and Sapphira who dies an instant death for telling lies and lying to the Holy Spirit.

The above examples are a clear warning to evil family members and families as to what awaits them if they disobey God and refuse to turn from their evil ways.

See Also: 5 Horrific Consequences Of Disobedience In The Bible [+Sermon].

How To Handle Evil Family Members Biblically?

To answer the question of whether or not evil family members can be dealt with biblically, the answer is yes. The Bible says that we are to love our enemies (Matthew 5:44), so it makes sense that we should forgive them and pray for them.

There are several ways to deal with evil family members biblically. First of all, you must forgive them for whatever they have done to you or your family in the past. You can do this by praying for them and asking God to help you forgive them.

Asking God to take away their sins is essential because it shows that they cannot save themselves without Him (John 5:24). When people are saved, they are also given grace so they can choose to be saved.

Implying that if you continue praying for them as a loving Christian, eventually God will remove any spiritual strongholds from their lives so that they can receive salvation and eternal life through faith alone in Jesus Christ as their Savior.

The second way to deal with evil family members is by making sure that you stand up for yourself against any attacks from them. This means that if they constantly attack you or your loved ones, then you need to stand up for yourself and tell them off.

You should also try not to let those who are evil or any evil person in your family affect how you see yourself, your happiness, or how much respect you give yourself.

Instead of letting their behavior make you feel worthless, try instead believing in yourself and showing everyone else around you that God loves all people regardless of how they treat others every day.


I hope the above article on,” what does the bible say about evil family members,” has helped you realize that God always punishes evil family members who refuse to repent of their evil.

If you are dealing with evil family members in your family, the best is to pray for them and not to try to change them as only God can change a person’s heart.

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20 thoughts on “What Does The Bible Say About Evil Family Members?”

  1. Thank you so much I have been dealing with a evil family for years. This article was such a blessing. I’m gonna pray for my family more. I’m gonna also stand up for myself.

      • when a family member is very evil and fetish what do I do still pray for her? she vowed to make my life a living hellthrough her diabolic means.

        • Good question dear sis. Yes you can pray for them but in your situation, you may have to do it from a distance especially that you have mentioned your family member whoever she is actively trying to make your life miserable with her evil toxicity. Hope this answer help and God bless.

  2. I am currently dealing with evil family members . I have prayed and prayed and prayed but my family still are very rebellious towards Christianity and living a faith filled and Christ like life. I just hope god will fix this soon.

    • Just keep praying for them, dear as it seems the enemy has taken over your evil family members, which is why they resist God’s word. Remember, all things are possible with God if you believe and quit not. God bless.

  3. Thank you for this encouraging message. I have been dealing with an evil family member my entire life. She slanders me, spreads lies about me, has stolen from me, taken advantage of my kindness, lied to me, falsely accused me of things I didn’t do, pitted other family members against me, insulted me, bullied me, and now is calling me evil because I called her out on her behavior. She now thinks she is the victim because I finally stood up to her deceit. I am trying to pray for her and forgive her. She calls herself a Christian but I am skeptical because “ye shall know them by their fruits”. (She even taught her children to ridicule intellectually disabled classmates.) She is cruel and emotionally abusive. I am no longer in contact with her.

    • Glad you enjoyed the post dear beloved sister in the Lord. Just focus on God as only He can change people’s hearts. Don’t allow the evil actions of another selfish human to affect your happiness, goodheartedness, and the joy of the Lord you have in your heart. Focus on being good and let the Lord handle the rest as revenge belongs to Him. God bless.

  4. Hi I’m a Christian and so is my mom this article really spoke to us and everything is spot on. On how my evil family member who is my sister and she continues to live in sin with her live in boyfriend and 3 kids and one has a different father. I had gotten into an altercation with him because he was verbally abusing my nephew’s by making them cry and belittling them and I took a stand and I did what I thought was right told him to knock it off and back off,and he played the victim and my sister and nephew’s were defending him and they blamed me for everything and there all still catholics plus they don’t believe in God or his word anymore. They all hate me and my mom but more me there teaching my nephew’s hostility and how to hate and encourage their behavior. My sister is doing pettiness and she’s being really vindictive and making my life a living hell and all of them refuse to change. my older nephew treats my mom his grandma horrible doesn’t talk to her and just completely ignores her. My sister even told me that I’m not allowed to talk,interact,or ask for any favors from my nephew’s and she continues to blame me for everything she doesn’t let anything go. thank you showing the remedies from a biblical point and perspective this article helped so much thank you and God bless .

    • Glad you found the post helpful but remember that all you can do is pray for your evil family members for God to change them as you are not responsible for their evil actions and don’t let their evil actions disturb the peace and joy you have in the Lord.

  5. I thought my husband’s sis was for my marriage but I recently found that she is not. She says she is a Christian but her wicked actions show different. My husband and I got married a year and a half ago. She said she couldn’t wait until we got married. We went to the justice of the peace; she was supposed to have been our witness but she didn’t show up. His mom came instead. I have witnessed and noticed that at every family function, she calls people to gather to take photos, leaving me out of them. She later posts photos of large family events on social media to make it look to both families that I am not present for any of my new husband’s family events. This new sister and law of mind is gay and has a fiancé.

    • Oh, that’s very sad to hear, dear but remember, you are not responsible for other people’s choices even if it’s family. Don’t let evil family member disturb the peace and joy of the Lord you have in your life. All you can do is pray for them for God to change their hearts. God bless.

  6. my mom’s a very evil person I wanted to live with my dad and she said that my dad was going to kill me so I would be afraid of him and not want to live with him. she loves seeing things to hurt your feelings.


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