exercising control over the freedom, will
, or thought ofothers; authoritarian; autocratic.
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This is just one example of the control that is exercised over grown men and women. There are many other examples, but this is condemning enough. A church that claims to be the Church of God, the true church, descended from a lineage that links directly back to Christ should not have this type of connotation. A true church should never exercise personal control over people’s lives or have a penalty for failing to fall in line with the control measures. It should never be guilty of damaging relationships, breaking up marriages or causing mental breakdowns because someone failed to succumb to the tactics of control. There are a couple of books written by a man named Hilmar von Campe, a German man who was part of Hitler’s youth, a soldier in the German army, and who eventually escaped from a Russian POW camp in Yugoslavia. the books are available on amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/How-Was-Possible-Hitler-Analysis/dp/0977102130/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1349106091&sr=1-1&keywords=hilmar+von+campehttp://www.amazon.com/Defeating-Totalitarian-Lie-Former-America/dp/0981509193/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1349106084&sr=1-1&keywords=hilmar+von+campe
)von Campe now admonishes the American people to wake up and see the extent to which the American government has taken the kind of control that Germany had pre-World War 2. Mr. von Campe became a Christian after the war and now lives in the United States. I have taken a number of statements that he made, as well as a brief synopsis of the story he tells and will reproduce them in another post…I do not mean to portray the Holdeman church/people as godless, not by any means, but it is alarming to see the similarities between a godless totalitarian government and present day organized religion. There should not be one single similarity between a totaltarian regime and God’s church. They should be polar opposites on every point. At any point where there is a similarity, one should stop and seriously take stock of the situation. It is indeed possible that Satan could creep in and deceive, and be pulling the strings behind the scenes to bring about the destruction of truth justice mercy and love. I repeat, THERE SHOULD NOT BE ONE SINGLE SIMILARITY BETWEEN GOD’S CHURCH AND A TOTALITARIAN REGIME…. I will write another post detailing Mr. von Campe’s story.