A comment “from the heart” posted long ago on our German blog.

From March 19, 2014:

“I don’t know how it came about that the news ad, “Children Rescued from Beating Cult,” or something to that effect, caught my attention at a deeper level… and that I took another look and did some research. The suggestions and manipulation of the mass media have had too much of an effect on me.

Since you all have underscored many things with quotes from the Bible, I’d like to do the same, “… and a big mouth was given her…” (oops, don’t know where that is right now).

In brief, I’m deeply shaken, affected, and I cry about your fate. I assure you of my deep sympathy and prayer.

Now I could type my fingers to the bone in an attempt to say everything I want to say. I’m sure that “doctrinally” it is very likely, no, sure that we’ll find this and that which is to be understood differently…

Your witness is your faces and your eyes. Whoever doesn’t see this, doesn’t want to see.1

When Steven was being stoned, Jesus got up from his throne; and I am sure of this, when this befell you, HE also got up from his throne and he sees.2

I would so much like to find comforting words, yet I know that this pain cannot be comforted; I want to say it anyway, those who sow with tears will reap with joy; for HE himself will wipe away their tears…

You dear mothers, cry on His chest; that truly is a good place to cry…and you good fathers also, cry on His chest and put your arms around your wives.

I pray for you all and place your children under His protection.

Deeply affected,
Manfred Klein


  1. See the post, “Only children with bright eyes” for another guest’s view on this!
  2. As the Scriptures tell, “Then they cast him out of the city and stoned him. And the witnesses laid down their garments at the feet of a young man named Saul. And as they were stoning Stephen, he called out, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” And falling to his knees he cried out with a loud voice, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” And when he had said this, he fell asleep. (Acts 7:58-60)