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There are numerous federal and state laws that define child abuse and neglect. In determining whether or not a specific action violates civil or criminal law, it is necessary to consult with local authorities. The following general definitions of child abuse and neglect are taken from the World Health Organization and the International Society on Child Abuse and Neglect. 

Portions of the 18th chapter of the Gospel of Matthew are often used to silence victims of child abuse and to embolden child abusers to continue in their sin. This article, published in the Wisconsin Lutheran Quarterly, discusses this issue and offers a theologically sound interpretation of the words of Christ.