Pastor is not at all interested in restoration – he wants capitulation. His motto is “No Negotiation”. He demands that we/you/they obey. He has your wife, husband, kids, family, and therefore you will do what he says or you will not have access to your family. He forces people to lie in order to be with their loved ones. Like the pharisees of old, he uses Scriptures to destroy the people.
But God says, “Calling them to Himself, Jesus said to them, ‘You know that those who are recognized as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them; and their great men exercise authority over them. But it is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant; and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be slave of all’” (Mark 10:42-44). “He replied, ‘The man they call Jesus made some mud and put it on my eyes. He told me to go to Siloam and wash. So I went and washed, and then I could see.’ They still did not believe that he had been blind and had received his sight until they sent for the man’s parents. His parents answered them and said, ‘We know he is our son,’ the parents answered, ‘and we know he was born blind. But how he can see now, or who opened his eyes, we don’t know. Ask him. He is of age; he will speak for himself.’ His parents said this because they were afraid of the Jewish leaders, who already had decided that anyone who acknowledged that Jesus was the Messiah would be put out of the synagogue” (John 9:11,18, 20-22).