See Part 1 Serving Jesus is Freedom – Never Abuse for background of this post. ( Which you can see at the bottom of this post, for the previous post.)
THE SLAUGHTER OF THE INNOCENTS
Anne Frank has become a symbol; an icon for the lost promise of the children who died in the
There are countless children whose lives were forever altered by abusive ministries;
(Part 1 and part 2 is on youtube).
Anne Frank was a young German-Jewish girl who along with her family,
(and another family with a young son named Peter,)
went into hiding from the persecution that abounded against the Jews ,
with the rise of Hitler.
While in hiding, Anne Frank, victim of the Holocaust,
kept a diary which she affectionately called Kitty.
She recorded her
baring her soul in her diary.
Her father Otto who survived the war,
upon reading Anne’s diary,
discovered an Anne he didn’t fully know.
Her diary was found in the secret apartment after the family was arrested,
and kept for Anne by Miep Gies,
one of the people who had helped hide the Franks.
It was published after the war in many
languages and used in thousands of middle school and high school curricula
in Europe and the Americas.
It has sold in excess of 30 million copies since it was first published in 1947.
Her writings reveal a teenage girl with
depth of emotion
and rhetorical power
far beyond her years.
What would her life have become had she lived?
What mark would she have made for humanity?
We will never know, will we?
She died at the tender age of 15, in one of Hitler’s concentration camps.
The story of her death is important
because its representative of all the precious lives of children;
innocent victims of the atrocities and horrors of the Holocaust.
Who can’t relate to the teenage dreams, feelings and desires she shares?
From her diary are the following quotations:
SHE HAD DREAMS OF LOVE; WHAT TEEN DOESN’T?
The Two Peters
While in hiding she became fond of Peter van Pels,
whom she disliked when first going into hiding.
“When I think about “the good” of going into hiding,
of my health and with my whole being of the “dearness” of Peter,
of that which is still embryonic and impressionable
and which we neither of us dare to name or touch,
of that which will come sometime:
the future . . .”
As her infatuation with Peter van Pels cools,
she begins to have romantic dreams
about a boy named Peter whom she had known when she was younger.
Peter Schiff, whose family, like the Frank’s, fled Germany for the Netherlands,
died in Auschwitz or Bergen-Belsen.
Anne called Peter Schiff her “one true love.”
“I’m such an idiot,” she wrote on Jan. 7, 1944.
“I forgot that I haven’t yet told you the story of my one true love.
I can still see us walking hand in hand through our neighborhood.”
Anne Frank died in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp the next year.
“Peter was the ideal boy: tall, slim and good-looking, with a serious, quiet and intelligent face,” Anne wrote of the 13-year-
old she had fallen for in 1940 when she was just 11.
“He had dark hair, beautiful brown eyes, ruddy cheeks and a nicely pointed nose. I was crazy about his smile, which made
him look so boyish and mischievous.”
They would collect each other from school and walk hand in hand through their local neighbourhood.
The loss of a child is the loss of infinite possibility.
Spiritual abuse is one of the issues that has been sitting uncomfortably ignored
in the back pews of our churches.
Abusive preachers quote these 2 scriptures, to Lord their abuse over ignorant naive sheep, who SINCERELY want to serve the THE Lord.
HEBREWS 13;17 OBEY THEM THAT HAVE THE RULE OVER YOU IN THE LORD.
MATTHEW HENRY SHARED: “THE APOSTLE THEN STATES WHAT IS THEIR DUTY TO LIVING MINISTERS; TO OBEY AND SUBMIT TO THEM, SO FAR AS AGREEABLE TO THE MIND AND WILL OF WILL OF GOD, MADE KNOWN IN HIS WORD.”
THEN IN FIRST PETER5;3
NEITHER BEING AS BEING LORDS OVER GOD’S HERITAGE, BUT BEING ENSAMPLES TO THE FLOCK.
THEN MATTHEW HENRY AGAIN STATES; “THE APOSTLE PETER DOES NOT COMMAND, BUT EXHORTS, HE DOES NOT CLAIM POWER TO RULE OVER ALL THE PASTORS AND CHURCHES…”
WHAT ARE THE TRAITS OF A TRUE MINISTER?
DON’T BULLY PEOPLE
DON’T DRAIN PEOPLE OF THEIR MONEY
DON’T HUMILIATE PEOPLE BY THEMSELVES, OR IN FRONT OF OTHERS
“BUT WE WERE GENTLE AMONG YOU, EVEN AS A NURSE CHERISHETH HER CHILDREN; SO BEING AFFECTIONATELY DESIROUS OF YOU, WE WERE WILLING TO HAVE IMPARTED UNTO YOU NOT THE GOSPEL OF GOD ONLY, BUT ALSO OUR OWN SOULDS, BECAUSE YE WERE DEAR UNTO US.” I THESS. 6;7-8.
The sad reality is that when Moms and Dads are destroyed in spiritually abusive churches, many times the whole family
unit is destroyed. Perhaps they leave a toxic environment to be torn with guilt because they were indoctrinated to
wrongfully believe if they left said group, they were in effect “leaving God.” Some bought into that devilish lie and just threw
their lives away to pursue ungodly endeavors. They erroneously believed they were doomed, so why not live in that
delusion and live in wanton immorality; licentiousness? Follow their lives down the road, where they have abandoned
spouses and children. What happens to the children of the spiritually abused? They have been sacrificed upon the altars of
the gods of this world; evil men calling themselves, “God’s man,” have wounded them; sometimes, mortally. This is
N O T
a far fetched conclusion. It has happened time and time again; and continues.
Thank the Lord if you survived an abusive ministry with your family intact.
Sadly this is untrue for many.
One historian said, one and a half million children were killed in the Holocaust. It’s right to catergorize this equally
reprehensible crime of precious souls being destroyed, by abusive ministries, because of false teachings of men that
led to the the spiritual demise of innocents; a number known only to God, as equal to the Holocaust.
You know them. I know them. Did you ever wonder what happened to the beautiful family who sat next to you in church?
They were there for
the longest time,
then they were gone…
where are they now?
WHAT HAPPENED TO THEM?
Spiritual Abuse has not only afflicted Moms and Dads,
but children’s dreams were destroyed because Mom and Dad
were spiritually killed by abusive ministries; the innocents .
Too many families and homes were torn apart,
because of this horrifying crime!
Just follow their lives down through the years and see the broken lives.
Moms and Dads who loved one another in the beginning,
divorced because of the false teachings of men,
and the family unit that God instituted
to love and nurture the children, was lost!
Spiritual abuse disguised – in the name of God;
actually it was a god of men’s making;
NOT the true God at all!
Lies! Deception! Manipulation! Not the servants of Christ at all!
3 Lord, how long shall the wicked,
how long shall the wicked triumph?
4 How long shall they utter and speak hard things?
and all the workers of iniquity boast themselves?
5 They break in pieces thy people,
O Lord, and afflict thine heritage.
6 They slay the widow and the stranger,
and murder the fatherless.
7 Yet they say,
The Lord shall not see, neither shall the
God of Jacob regard it.
How many precious children lost their way
because Mom and Dad lost their way
because of abusive ministries?
Before eternity claims them,
my prayer is that they won’t blame God
but embrace His great love for them,
N O W!
If this has happened to you precious one, and you didn’t realize that this grievous
sin claimed Mom and Dad. Don’t let this monster devour you! You are fearfully and
wonderfully made. Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People? Why was your
family unit destroyed and dispersed? Why did Moms and Dads go their separate
ways and leave broken-hearted children behind? It’s an unfortunate heart –
wrenching fact that the wolf posing as a sheep devoured the flock. It’s also an
indisputable fact, that God Almighty has an arch-enemy, satan, who hates God and
His prize creation, mankind – you – me. I’m so very sorry this happened to you. Ask
the Lord to open your heart and heal you of your brokenness.
The Lord has never stopped loving you. Come to Him now. You are so precious in
His sight that He died for you to have LIFE! It doesn’t matter where you have been
or what you have done. That’s just how valuable you are to HIM; don’t ever doubt it!
He doesn’t want to lose you. He knows what it is to be betrayed by those whom He
He is despised and rejected of men;
a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief:
and we hid as it were our faces from Him;
He was despised, and we esteemed Him not.
He knows the tears and heartache that has left a hole in your heart. Let him kiss
those tears away and heal the brokenness and realize He has a beautiful plan for
You are in His heart.
Hear Him call your name.
Answer His call.
He’s waiting for you.