…in the way they should go and when they are old they will not depart. A tutorial on our “way” of training. So if we have a rather strong willed kid in our midst, they are repeatedly ridiculed, punished, threatened, and finally put out of our church. Love, as real Christians define it, never enters in (Galatians 6:1, Ephesians 6:4). The worst case scenario is being “put away”. Pastor has put away children as young as nine years old. From handing them over to unsaved relatives at a moment’s notice to dropping them off at a bus stop late at night to turning them out in the streets with no money/phone/relatives to go to. Pastor (oh so carefully) chooses the most effective discipline to “break the will” of our kids. Each judgment is tailored (ahem, Spirit-led) to cause the most psychological/emotional harm plus physical discomfort. This, he knows, will produce a traumatized and willingly submissive kid crawling back on hands and knees to be “forgiven and restored”. His methods of training are destructive and dangerous. His success rate depends on the parents resolve to go along with his charade. Some parents delight in cruelty (Ephesians 6:4), others beg for leniency. And if the parents are well-connected (i.e. deacon, friend/relative of pastor, etc.) they will get their strong-willed kid back relatively unharmed. However, the list of abandoned kids has gotten pretty long over the years. But don’t you know? Vampires are not human and wolves in sheep’s clothing are not sheep. Wolves and sheep do not think alike. One wants to eat you, the other wants to graze on grass.
But God says, “And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage…But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter before them all, If thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews” (Galatians 2:4,14). “For ye suffer, if a man bring you into bondage, if a man devour you, if a man take of you, if a man exalt himself, if a man smite you on the face” (2 Corinthians 11:20). “I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars…But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication. So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate. Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth” (Revelation 2:2, 14-16).