A Letter on Leaders Who Abuse Authority

I received this email and the author agreed to let me share it here…praise God for His truth and Charles’ courage

Dear Athena,

You may not remember me, but we talked once back in the end of 2004. I had signed up with WinePress books to publish a book called “Where is the Fear of God? Finding the Treasure of the Lord”, but I was never able to get it in print through them. I was going to the mission field to Kenya at that time and was trying to get it published before I left. At the time it was so frustrating, for each time we did what they said to do, and each time they came back and blamed the problems on us, when we did exactly what they said. After a year of trying I (and my friend back here in the states, Ros Chin) gave up, forsook the money we had paid to get it printed, and walked away. Little did we know what was taking place at WinePress and that this was right when the takeover was occurring.

When I came back from Kenya in 2009 I tried again to get it published through a ‘secular’ company and in 2 months time I had books on my doorstep, super easy. I never understood why it never worked with WinePress, until you ‘told your story’. So today nearly a decade later I finally understand why God never allowed to be published by WinePress, and I am truly thankful, for God’s ways are higher than our ways. So thank you for not being afraid to tell your story, it has truly encouraged me in several ways.

One of the things that goes far deeper than the publishing of the book was how you and I both were delivered from the snares of the devil. I also found myself in a cult (though for many years I truly felt I was in the best church on earth). But through the years it began to change and more and authority was brought in which abused and manipulated and bullied the members of the church, until finally there in Kenya Nov. 2011 I finally took a stand to say I was not going to compromise and not going to obey a man’s word over Jesus Christ. Well, that was the end for me in that ministry.

Once I brought correction to the leader on where he was contrary to Jesus’ example and his words, now men and women from around the world were stirred up against me to condemn me, strive with me, shame and rebuke me – ‘How could I dare question the man of God?’ Didn’t I know he was ‘Moses’ and the ground would open up and consume me for even questioning him? Now for the first time I felt what so many who were dis-fellowshipped before me must have felt: judgments, condemnations, curses, warnings I would go to hell and my wife and children die if I left their ‘perfect’, ‘loving’ fellowship that was so of God, how deceived I must be even to think they had any error.

Apparently I was even denser in understanding, than others as to what this ministry had become, because I served there faithfully with my whole heart for 22 years. Every friend I had in this world was there. Yes, we did the same things as you. We cut off every one who did not agree with us, we separated ourselves from family members who didn’t submit/agree with our doctrine, Yes, I mortgaged my home, as well as many other church members, and gave it all to the ‘Set Man’, the Lead Elder, so that he could run the ministry. We were not as extreme as some of the practices that you went through (like living in other peoples homes), but it is amazing how many of the practices were identical.

So I know a little of what you went through, and I can honestly say I am sorry you had to endure such things at the hands of one who called himself a man of God. It is the greatest shame. Sadly such men because of the extreme self-deception and over-abundant pride that is in them, cannot see that they are doing ANYTHING wrong. They have an amazing ability to discard their conscience, to justify EVERYTHING they do and to shift blame on others. I just wanted to know I will be praying for you that God will heal your heart and that you will continue with God in fellowship with other believers. That of course is one of the boasts of such men, that ‘everyone that leaves us is shipwrecked’. They truly believe they are ‘messiahs’ and that people are lost without them.

Those who abuse authority in the church always want to gloat that those who leave their ministry are always shipwrecked and don’t serve God anymore and their lives are destroyed. But if we truly received a good foundation at a ministry which prepared us properly as the bride of Christ, shouldn’t many of those who leave continue on faithfully in the Lord? Isn’t that a test of every ministry? Isn’t that the hope of every true parent? “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Pr 22:6  Is it possible that God will inspect the devastation in the lives of those who were associated with a certain man of God and credit that as bad fruit?

Thank God we are not shipwrecked. We will go on to serve God without Diotrephes lording over us. We will be a testimony of those who have been delivered by the Lord himself from the oppressions of unjust men. Such men do not know the devastation which they have caused in the lives of so many who have left their ministry and the condemnations those who leave have had to endure. First, they make those under their rule dependent on them, removing every support they have. Then when some can no longer endure the hypocrisy and are tired of being used and abused, finally decide they must leave. Then they are condemned, shamed, and evil spoken of, so they leave broken, disillusioned, deeply wounded. When such people wander spiritually or many forsake altogether the things of God, such leaders use that as ‘proof’ that they never should have left?! Amazing how such leaders never hear Jesus’ words: “whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.” Mt 18:6

I could hear in your words on the Blog, some of the same things I have had to pass through and still at times struggle with: How could I be so stupid not to see what was going on for so long? Why did it take me so long to get out? Why did I let another talk me into what I knew in the depth of my heart was not right. This surely is one of the tools of the devil, to try to crush with shame those who come out of cults. But I pray all who come out of such abusive groups will in time become even stronger through such things to help deliver others who may still be caught in such groups and not even know it.

So thank you and God bless you and lead you. May he heal the places of your heart that were trampled on by the proud and arrogant. They will meet their day, if not before the courts of men, then surely before the court of God. Where will all the men who exalted themselves before God’s people hide themselves on the day of the Lord when he returns?! On that day: “The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day. For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low.” Isa 2:11-12

Praise the Lord for his mighty deliverances! He has set the captive free. The day will come when he will show “strength with his arm”, when he will scatter “the proud in the imagination of their hearts”, when he will put down the mighty from their seats”, and he will exalt them of low degree (Lk 1:51-52). I have to say I was grieved by the first person that responded on your blog. It truly shows how so many have no understanding of the abuse and pain people pass through when they are in such groups. In reality why did we get involved in such? Simply because we had a pure and humble heart and wanted all that God had for us. That is what prideful men of God take advantage of, when they begin telling us what we need to do in our walks with God, and stepping into the place in our heart which only Jesus the Lord is to occupy.

There is a spirit that is working in the earth which works in men who wield authority in the church and subtly they become lifted up just like Lucifer was and now they expect people to listen and obey WHATEVER they say. They become leaders after the manner of the Gentiles exactly like Jesus warned his own 12 that they were NOT to do: What you encountered was none other than the very same spirit of Diotrephes where a man wants preeminence in the church and in the hearts of God’s people, so that he may rule over our faith. But Paul, though he was a man of great authority was never like that. Notice how he and those with him did not “have dominion over”, they did not ‘rule over’ the faith of the believers, but were “helpers of [their] joy: for by faith ye stand.” (2Co 1:24).

Some ministers it seems that their truest joy is not in bringing joy to the believers, but rather in keeping them under their control, in lording over the sheep, and reminding the sheep of all the ‘great things’ that such a minister has done. In such places the leader often gets more attention that Christ Jesus himself! Such ministers want to convince the sheep that they ‘stand’ by their obedience to that man and to his subordinates. But scripture is clear, we stand by faith, faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, not faith in men. But I have even heard it said from such men, “All I ask is that you trust in the Lord and trust in the servant of the Lord and when we ask you to do some thing, just to do it.” That may sound innocent to some, but that is unbiblical. That is EXACTLY what the antichrist wants from each of us – just to trust him and do what he says.

I was blessed just yesterday with a scripture. Even God shows us why we should trust him. Why do “the children of men put their trust under the shadow of [his] wings”? because of “how excellent is [his] lovingkindness” (Ps 36:7). But men want to say that “ALL” they want is for you is to just trust them?! We are truly in the last days when men are deceiving and being deceived (2Tim 3:13). When men partake of such a spirit, requiring people to trust them, they indeed have drunk of the Luciferic principle. Praise God for the scriptures, which set us free when we see them rightly.

Ps 146:3: Put NOT your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.

Ps 118:8: It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.

It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.

How sad some church leaders use the word of God as a club to beat the sheep into submission, to intimidate and to bully, the very opposite of what Jesus said to do (Mt 20:20-28). Truly many have forgotten the servant model that Jesus left us. Who should be the greatest servants in the church? Many men make it be the sheep, but Jesus said it should be the leaders! How then can a church leader call himself “the Shepherd” (which in truth is no different than saying he is “the Senior or Chief Pastor”) when only Jesus is “the Shepherd” and certainly he is the Chief Shepherd?! How can this be, unless such a man is already drinking of the Luciferic principle! How can a church leader call himself “the set man” or “the lead elder”? unless he is blinded by his own pride and self-importance. How can men praise themselves in the house of God while God is watching, and feel no shame? unless they are Pharisees inside their heart.

Some of the very things you have experienced I also have gone through, although not to the same depth. But it is the same spirit of antichrist authority that would put God’s sheep in bondage to the will of a man and keep them under his control, rather than growing in maturity and being able to discern the will of God for themselves. I pray that you again rejoice to here your Shepherd’s voice (Jesus) as he leads you into the green pastures he has for you.

Sincerely,

Charles von Hammerstein

The Latest from Well-Known Literary Agent, Chip MacGregor

You know, Chip always knows how to shine the light in the darkness and expose the hard, cold facts.

Here’s his latest blog post about WinePress Publishing and their final demise. I’d encourage you to read it and share with your social media networks.

http://www.chipmacgregor.com/current-affairs/last-word-winepress-publishing/

And as a side note, I think his timing is impeccable. We just announced the founding of Redemption Press, where we are doing everything we can to help the authors who have been abused and orphaned by WinePress Publishing. Pass the word!

The Double Standard of Tim Williams

I heard from an author that WinePress is finally admitting that they are, in fact, going out of business. The cult member/employee said “it was the result of attacks on the business and the landlord’s desire to get paid, which he wasn’t.”

Hmmmmm. Their landlord let them go ONE FULL YEAR without paying their rent, and finally said enough is enough. Start paying or get out, to which they whined and made more excuses.

One of the most recent employees to leave said “The last thing I heard from Josiah was that Mike was jerking them around.”

Here is a perfect example of the Sound Doctrine / Tim Williams /WinePress  double standard.

Their landlord gives them way more grace than they deserve, and they accuse the landlord of jerking them around.

HYPOCRISY!

If you are more than 15 days late on a bill you owe WinePress, they charge you exorbitant late fees.

But if they owe you money, they expect you to wait for months, and if you complain, YOU are in sin.

HYPOCRISY!

Tim Williams convinces his followers that I constantly beat Carla down when we went to writer’s conferences together.

The truth is, when we had a chance to talk without Tim around, and I showed her how we were wrong to charge so much for authors to buy copies of their books, and that some of the decisions Tim was making were BAD FOR BUSINESS, she completely agreed with me and tried to get Tim to listen. Uh oh. Bad idea. He doesn’t listen to anyone.

In reality, Tim was the one who constantly beat her down once we returned from the conferences. Verbally beat her into submission. She even told me once that because of our conversations at conferences we attended together, they nearly divorced more than once!

And here’s the last example I’ll share for the moment. A deaf woman who almost got sucked into the cult many years ago makes comments on this site and forwarded me an email she just received from the man himself.

Greetings Colleen Simsa,

You do understand that spreading lies is a sin and places you under God’s judgment – unless you repent?

Like Jesus, the book is very clear that all is a matter of love. It can’t be helped that you only want to love with human sinful love, rather than the selfless love of Jesus in you. However, it is stupid to attack those who love by the power of the Holy Spirit.

We are of God. He who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.  (1 John 4:6)

That you have aligned yourself with a self-confessed manipulator proves you need to do some serious repenting.

Timothy Williams

For someone who spreads more lies than anyone I’ve ever known, both on the internet and in his scripture-out-of-context preaching, I find it almost laughable that he thinks he can continue to get away with his intimidation tactics. I must admit I laughed out loud when I read it, as did Colleen.

The last line, however, was the most telling…the master manipulator himself refers to me as a self-confessed manipulator.

Yep. I wrote all about it in my first book Consumed by Success. I admitted it and actually REPENTED for it.

Something he has yet to do.

You Must Be Kidding Me!

I heard today from my friend at the Courier Herald that he reported the latest on the Sound Doctrine and WinePress scandal last week: Sound Doctrine pastor Malcolm Fraser files appeal of child rape and molestation conviction.

I find it disturbing that “Pastor” Fraser is claiming indigent status and trying to get a state appointed lawyer to appeal his conviction…Williams has always been the master of making it look like people make hardly any money so someone else will have to foot the bill…whether it’s trying to keep divorced wives from receiving their due by setting an employee’s wage at the absolute minimum, to appealing to the State of Washington to get them to waste their resources on this ridiculous appeal…it’s all the same strategy…get everyone else to spend their dollars so he doesn’t have to put HIS money where his mouth is.

To learn from the most recent former employees/cult members that so many workers have gone without pay (ummmm…that’s illegal!), landlords have continued to be strung along with promises to pay which never materialize, and estate sales have disallowed “church” members from purchasing any of the Williams Buckley estate until the very last day of the sale. It just makes me nauseous to see the hideous and greed-laden control Williams continues to have over his followers.

I was even told by someone who attended the funeral for Carla that Tim Williams spent the service declaring his sacrifice of laying down his life for his wife for two years while she was sick…without a word to memorialize her as a person. So sick. So blatantly trying to keep his minions in tact so he can continue to be supported by his blind loyal followers.

Lord, please cause the scales blinding the eyes of those still following this madman to be removed…so the Truth can set them free! In Jesus’ Name!

Another Hitler?

A friend who has researched the 35 year “ministry” of Tim Williams sent me this article about 18 months ago, and asked me if Tim did any of these control tactics…I was absolutely dumbfounded at how every single tactic was used.

I hope some of those still deceived by this man will begin to connect the dots and have the courage to admit the truth…that they’ve been manipulated and controlled by a man who, not only has a fascination with Hitler, but also uses Hitler tactics to further his agenda.

Below is the article with the comments I made back to her at the time…this was such a healing process for me to recognize what I’d endured and how I’d been under such powerful mind control!

Hitler and mind control

Do you see this picture of children so strongly cheering their leader, Adolph Hitler?  How did Hitler control these young people?  Could this happen again today?  If we learn how Hitler was able to control his youth, then we can help to prevent a repeat of such Nazi-style mind-control brainwashing in the future.

Germany, of course, rose from the ashes of World War I, (“The War to End All Wars”), as both a democracy and a country that was heavily in debt.  Inflation was rampant.  Social problems were also rampant.  Hitler promised to fix his Germany and restore the “respect” that many Germans thought was so unjustly taken from them by the Armistice marking the end of World War I.

Hitler also wanted to build a “master race”.  The children of Germany were viewed by Hitler as his future hope for such a success.  Children were also more naturally teachable and would therefore be more easily molded by Hitler than older adults.  Many of these adults also remembered living under democracy, and therefore might not be so easily fooled by Hitler’s lies against democracy.  Children could also be a future asset in his war efforts, since Germany was still a small country going up against the combined military forces of most of the world.  These children could become his future soldiers and leaders of his “Third Reich”, an empire which was to last for a thousand years.

How Did Hitler Control The Children?

(1) Hitler used his image as a father figure

In the traditional German home, the father was the one in control.  The rest of the family was expected to always obey the father — to obey their father “without question”.  By projecting such a “father” image before the children of Germany, Hitler was able to transfer power from the institution of the home to his own social and political institutions.  Hitler also persuaded “his” children into thinking that, since Hitler was their “father”, this also meant that he also cared about them, and about their future.  Of course, Hitler actually only cared about one man — himself.  Hitler’s Youth were just his “pawns” in his great political and military scheme to take over the world.

Tim started early on having us call he and Carla “Mom and Dad” since they were our “spiritual parents”. They also told moms and dads in the body that they didn’t know how to be a godlly parent, so they moved into many of those relationships and took over. One friend told me Carla told her “I have a better relationship with your son than you do!”  And they told me I didn’t know how to be a grandma (I agreed that I didn’t know much about parenting because I was always busy working instead of being a mom) so Tim and Carla took over my grandparenting with Anna and Ezekiel (although it started out only “sharing” my grandkids with her since the only ones she had at the time were Shelby’s).  When I didn’t repent well enough, Tim told all the kids I had a grandma relationship with  in the church not to call me Grandmama anymore, including my own grandkids.

Tim also expects obedience without question…completely. He uses scriptures about being in unity to back himself up, but there is absolutely no allowance for questioning or disagreeing on ANYTHING. Many obedience scriptures are used to encourage blind obedience…like God gives the Holy Spirit to those who obey Him (I think that one is in Acts).

(2) Hitler extinguished dissent

Children were only allowed to hear one view of Hitler – the positive view.  This was especially true after 1933, when Hitler became the undisputed leader of Germany.  After 1933, Hitler was able to silence all public opposition against him and thereby gain even more influence, (including more influence over the children).  Anyone who disagreed with any of Hitler’s ideas was immediately considered to be “suspect” and might therefore get a knock on the door late at night and be “shown the door” to his or her own house, (or even worse, I might add).

This is EXACTLY what Tim has done with the no gossip policy. COMPLETELY. If you question or doubt you are called a Judas or Saul. He uses scriptures like “take the plank out of your own eye” and  Proverbs 19:3 A person’s own folly leads to their ruin, yet their heart rages against the LORD. Any time you get an attitude at something Tim does that is hypocrisy or just plain abuse, you are told you are just raging against the Lord. I understand people over the years have been disfellowshipped, (I’ve seen it happen a few times) put outside the camp for a period of time, or other discipline for having a “bitter root”.

One thing I noticed right before I left the church was a post Tim put on the church message board, essentially saying that if our heart is not pure, and we are still liars because we have not repented or denied ourselves, that no matter what is said, even if technically true, it’s a lie because our hearts are bad. In other words, he set himself up to keep people from hearing about the things he was doing…he must have sensed it was coming soon.

(3) Hitler used an organized program to keep his kids occupied

Hitler used his now famous “Hitler Youth” program as a kind of “Boy Scouts” for the training of children to obediently follow him, and to prepare them to become his future soldiers.  He learned that “youth’s loneliness” could be used as a powerful tool to influence (and then gain control) over these young, impressionable kids.  Hitler therefore tried to keep these children busy, keeping them organized so that they would not be “lonely”.  (By the way, the current Pope of Rome, Joseph Ratzinger, was also kept busy as a boy as a part of this same “Hitler Youth”.)

Kids and adults alike are allowed very little free time. Must have a schedule and do many chores, serving others, etc., to stay busy. Only rarely do you have down time, usually only on Sundays where you can’t really do anything because you’re supposed to give God everything on the Sabbath and “not do what you please” on that day. They don’t want you to have time to think as then you might start questioning.

(4) Hitler made certain that children were kept as ignorant as possible

Generally, the more ignorant children are, (or adults for that matter), the less apt they are to question the validity of their leader’s claims of authority.  Therefore, Hitler made sure that these children did not learn any information that was not “needed” by them. These kids were also instructed never to “think for themselves”.  No, such thinking for one’s self was considered to be very “dangerous thinking” and therefore “suspect”.

Such children were also not to read any books or listen to any radio programs that might “confuse them”, (i.e. anything other than Hitler’s propaganda programs.)  Nevertheless, Hitler made sure that these children always had the “proper information” that they needed, (i.e. as little as possible, in order to always keep his children as ignorant as possible.)

Information control is rampant. Books and movies are reviewed before the kids are allowed to watch, which is not necessarily a bad thing, but then the same things are done with the adults…we were encouraged early on not to read books by other current day authors, but only books by dead people, old saints, who preached a similar message to Tim.

They intercepted letters from family, phone calls and emails from family, so that we would not be “defiled” by things they might say to us.  My son sent me letters for 10 years and I never saw any of them after the first year or two…

(5) Hitler gathered the children into frequent rallies

Large groups of children congregating together in youth rallies can have a strong peer pressure effect in strengthening the grip of an authority figure.  This is especially true when loud music and many standing ovations are made a central part of this control effort, (as in the picture above).  In such rallies there would be strong peer pressure for children to conform to the “Hitler worship” which their peers exhibited.  Winston Churchill once passed through one such Hitler rally while visiting Germany.  Churchill was both shocked and quite dismayed by what he saw in this rally filled with loud music, and many standing-ovations.

N/A – it never got big enough for him to do this…although we did have an annual retreat over thanksgiving that was always very much centered around Tim and Carla being held up as great spiritual people, and any other events put on over the years (double wedding, WinePress events, etc) always pointed back to Tim and Carla being so godly.

(6) Hitler used uniforms

By enforcing a dress code, (as can clearly be seen in the uniform shirts and ties of those in the above photograph), Hitler’s youth were taught to act and think the same, namely to “believe without thinking”.  They were taught to have “blind faith” in whatever Hitler told them to believe.  The mandating of the wearing of ties and other such dress codes was therefore used to help reinforce such “uniform thinking” among his youth.

Certain guidelines were set down early on to dress in modest biblical ways, definitely taught us to have blind faith allowing them to become our Holy Spirit. We were encouraged to be set apart and come out from the world, and not to look worldly. Pretty soon everyone looks the same, cookie cutter.

(7) Hitler used the Jews as a focus of blame

Children are often simplistic.  Hitler was able to use this simplicity in his blaming of the Jews for many of Germany’s social problems.  Jewish families were often “shown the door” in his society, (or worse still, shot or herded into “camps” like Auschwitz).  Jews and their families were made to take the blame for any problems that Germany faced, and therefore they suffered under great persecutions by Hitler.  These frequent public persecutions of “troublemakers”, therefore helped Hitler to control his youth.  (In the book “1984”, children were given certain people to blame for their problems, often Jewish people, so that they would not rightly blame “Big Brother” for those same problems.)

With Sound Doctrine, the church in America was to blame at first, then it was the people in Sound Doctrine who don’t repent who are to blame. The public humiliation was first about all other churches in sermons, and then it transferred into public humiliation of church members….Tim’s anger and rage just has to have someone to blame…he will never take the blame for anything himself.

(8) Hitler believed that having too much money was a real problem for children

Hitler thought that money was a problem for children for many reasons.  One of these reasons was that children might buy things with money that might get them into “trouble”.  For example, such money might be used to purchase foreign books or other items which might tend to erode Hitler’s base of authority in his country.  Hitler also wanted as much money as possible to support his war efforts to destroy Churchill, (and anyone else Hitler disagreed with) — as he sought world domination.

Therefore, for these and other reasons, Hitler made sure that his children were kept as impoverished and disadvantaged as practically possible.  Such poverty also helped to keep such children more dependent on him, more docile, and more pliable as well.

Exactly….all of us were programmed to give everything and rarely buy things for ourselves, otherwise we were greedy. A huge double standard since the Williams family lived high on the hog and everyone else was always scraping by, which was God’s discipline on them because they weren’t repenting well enough. They also made a point to pay those who were divorced the absolute minimum they could get away with so that their ex-spouses would get the absolute least amount possible, or if the ex was the father, then he would have to pay the most in child support, which means more for the member to give to the church. Also, whenever someone was coming into money, inheritance or tax return, they would have to show exactly how they would spend the money, and if most of it didn’t go to the church they were in big trouble. Sick use of authority in regards to money.

(9) Hitler used a propaganda program

Hitler built up a effective propaganda program in order to make sure that Hitler’s (and only Hitler’s) ideas were advanced.  Through the effective use of organized propagandizing and lying efforts, a false view of Hitler and his war efforts was always doled out to his kids.  What “really went on”, (such as Hitler’s constant lies and deceptions and Hitler’s persecution of Jewish families or anyone else who might have dared to disagree with Hitler about anything), was always kept carefully hidden from view.

The false image of smiling and happy Germans dutifully following and cheering their leader, helped to fool many gullible “visitors” to Hitler’s rallies.  (This did not fool Churchill, however.)  Through the use of such deceit, Hitler’s propaganda efforts were quite effective in enabling him to “spin” the truth into a lie.  (Hitler was a very effective and proficient “spin doctor”.)

Early on there were tracts and sermons given away freely, then Even the Demons Believe became the main thing to give away to show people what the “real gospel” is about. Tim was made out to be a generous, spiritual giant (of course the children were never allowed to see his rage and anger at others so he kept his front up very well around the children….he gave them candy, bought them things, spoiled them so the kids would love him and not question him).

Whenever people would visit the church everyone would put on this happy face and seem all joyful, when in reality they were always in trouble and getting rebuked. It just seemed so phony to me whenever outsiders would visit WinePress or potential members would come to church. Just look at the message board picture of Tim smiling….but then read some of his ragaholic posts….sick!

(10) Hitler installed “spies” within these ranks of children

Hitler’s children were taught to distrust each other and to only trust Hitler.  Any person deemed “suspect” was to be immediately reported to Hitler or one of his assistants by letter, phone call, or through other means, so that such “rebels” could be effectively “dealt with”.  (This was another theme of the “1984” book as well.)

No one was to ever actually trust anyone other than Hitler.  A child would therefore turn in his or her best friend to be “disciplined”, if such a friend was at all suspected of committing the “thought crime” of disagreeing with any of Hitler’s personal opinions or ideas.

This was true with adults and children….even sometimes they had children ratting on the adults! Things would always get back to Tim and Carla and mole hills would be made into mountains because there were always people spying and repeating what was said or done. It would get to the point where you couldn’t voice any disagreement because you knew you would be ratted on. So you are left with the thoughts inside your head, or you start to believe you are wrong for having the thoughts and then confess them as sin.

(11) Hitler wrote books and other propaganda materials to promote his views

The book “Mein Kampf” was one of Hitler’s most famous works.  Through use of this and other books and writings of his, Hitler was able to present his views to the children under his authority.  Such children were expected to read these books, and therefore to absorb his lies into their young and impressionable minds.  Such writings therefore greatly helped Hitler in his goal of brainwashing and controlling these children.

Uh, yeah!! He’s written 12 books that promote his agenda, the most misused is Gossip and the Gospel. Tim and his family just finished writing a children’s book so now they can start them early.

Conclusion

There were many other methods Hitler used to effectively gain and hold control over his youth.  Hitler always liked the ideas of political control and mind control.  (Hitler was what we now call a “control freak”).

Tim is a total control freak….to the point of micro controlling everything in a person’s life!

Hitler took away those kids’ rights, so that he could gain yet more power, control, and money in his quest for world domination.  Nevertheless, despite his many lies, deceptions, and claims to the contrary, Hitler was really only concerned about Hitler.

This was evident when Tim put up with editors being paid late, landlords being paid late, vendors being paid late, and even employees being paid late, but once when we were ONE day late on his pay he absolutely went into a tirade on the message board. He truly only cares about himself, even though his wife and kids promote him as a generous godly man. It is all a lie.

If millions of children never grew up and got married, always lived lives of poverty, or died in obscurity, serving Hitler week after week on the battlefield, that was all fine, as long as Hitler himself benefited personally from such deprivations suffered by these youths.  Such is the great evil that can come from one deranged man lacking self control, love for others, and the fear of either God or man.

This sounds just like Tim though he portrays himself to be godly and loving God with everything. Sick and twisted.

Many of the personal characteristics and methods of Adolph Hitler will probably one day be also shared by the coming Antichrist.  Hitler tried and failed to become the Antichrist.  Soon, this “Beast” with the number “666” will succeed where Hitler once tried but ultimately failed.  (Many think that the Antichrist’s “666” number will mean that his first, middle, and last name will each have six letters to them.)  The day of the unveiling of the Antichrist and his Great Whore is coming very soon.  Will you ready for the next “Hitler”?

(this article can be found at http://www.knowthelies.com/node/3944)

All I Want for Christmas is the Captives Set Free

What do I want for Christmas this year?

I want Jesus to proclaim freedom to the prisoners, recovery of sight for the blind…I want Jesus to set the oppressed free.

Luke 4:18

“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free,

My former daughter in law Tia Dean (who changed her name to Abigail Davidson after she divorced my son) and my grandkids, Ezekiel and Anna, are prisoners of the evil one, who is at work through Tim Williams and his cult “Sound Doctrine”…these three dear ones are blinded by the lies of satan, and oppressed by legalism and manipulated by extreme spiritual abuse.

tia-anna-ezekiel

This is the way I remember them…my last picture of them.

Oh that they would have the courage to finally admit they’ve spent the last 14 years believing a lie, and walk…no run…away from the control and manipulation they are under.

There are many other captives that need to do the same, but this little trio is the one I’m most longing to finally see set free.

Will you pray with me to this end?

The Facts of the Matter – Part Two

This particular statement was made on the witness stand by Josiah Williams the youngest son of Tim and Carla Williams and the Executive Director at WinePress. You can see the entire article here in the Courier Herald.

After she sold the business in April 2010, shortly after, she put in her resignation from WinePress and Sound Doctrine Church,” Williams said.

He testified there were several disputes concerning the sale of the business and taxes owed on the business.

Williams said the business was sold to Sound Doctrine for $10 with more than $300,000 owing in taxes.

He said there was also a dispute over who would pay sales taxes owed on capital gains for about $86,000.

I’d like to add some facts to these statements to show the kind of mind control and intimidation Tim Williams uses even on his own family. These statements are completely false and were obviously spoon fed to Josiah, to keep him as a loyal and committed follower.

1)      I turned in my resignation on November 10, 2011 – I would not consider 20 months to be “shortly after” the business was sold. – EXAGERATION

2)      When the business was transferred to Sound Doctrine for $10 there were approximately $350,000 in liabilities…none of them taxes. These were monies due printers, editors, vendors, authors, and other various organizations, none of them governmental.  – LIE

  • For the five years leading up to the transfer of the business, I personally had no say in how the money was spent at WinePress, all those decisions were made by either Tim & Carla Williams, Malcolm Fraser, Joshua or Josiah Williams.
  • When I approached management (Tim and Malcolm) in writing about the fact that income was down but spending was still high, including first class plane tickets for Tim and Carla, huge salaries to the Williams family totaling half a million dollars a year, and other frivolous spending, I was rebuked, disciplined and called a witch, and instructed to shred all my journals and anything else where I might have written down any incriminating evidence.

3)      There was never a dispute about who would pay the sales tax on the transfer of assets. Even though it was clearly the church’s responsibility to pay it, I was convinced that it was my responsibility to pay. I wrote a letter to Malcolm stating that the State of Washington required payment within 2 weeks or they would go after WinePress for the $15,000. I asked, “Is there anyone in the church could co-sign a loan for me so I can get this paid?” To which I received a letter from the Sound Doctrine/WinePress attorney threatening “further action” if I did not take care of this responsibility immediately.

It was then I realized I’d been deceived for 12 years and turned in my resignation.

For the last 20+ months I have been painted as a disgruntled former employee.  Someone who had made a shambles of WinePress and had to be “rescued” by Tim Williams. One statement was made along the lines of “before I (Tim) got involved in running WinePress, the company charged $20,000 for a book with no distribution or publicity, but now we offer a better product with great distribution and promotion for a fraction of the cost.”

The Facts?

1)      Tim Williams book was published in 1998, 5,000 copies for about $20,000. Not only was his book distributed by all the major distributors, it was taken to the Christian Booksellers Convention and was promoted heavily by our publicity department.

2)      In 1998 there was no such thing as print on demand, so the idea of publishing 10 or 20 copies of a book for a “fraction of the cost” of an offset print run was not even a possibility.

3)      I still have copies of a letter from the host of “Save America” Chuck Crismier where he attempted to address some of the doctrinal error in the book, after he had Tim Williams on his national radio show.  The result of this thoughtful attempt to discuss error? Chuck’s WinePress book was immediately taken out of print and his account with WinePress closed. He was shamed, shunned, and excommunicated from the WinePress family of authors.

A friend sent me this scripture the other day…

“Doom to the shepherd-leaders who butcher and scatter my sheep!” God’s Decree. “So here is what I, God, Israel’s God, say to the shepherd-leaders who misled my people: ‘You’ve scattered my sheep. You’ve driven them off. You haven’t kept your eye on them. Well, let me tell you, I’m keeping my eye on you, keeping track of your criminal behavior. I’ll take over and gather what’s left of my sheep, gather them in from all the lands where I’ve driven them. I’ll bring them back where they belong, and they’ll recover and flourish. I’ll set shepherd-leaders over them who will take good care of them. They won’t live in fear or panic anymore. All the lost sheep rounded up!’ God’s Decree.”  Jeremiah 23: 1-4 (The Message)

May it ever be so for all those who have been deceived by the Sound Doctrine lie.

The Facts of the Matter

Ephesians 5:11

Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.

For the last 20 months I have been in the spotlight of amazingly yellow journalism on www.enumclaw.com. I have not been able to read more than a few articles, as every time I do I want to defend myself, hire an attorney to sue them for defamation, post a rebuttal, and on and on…in short, I want to fight back.

I have refused to do so, until today. No, I’m not wasting my money on a lawyer to sue them. But after reading the most recent article in the Courier Herald, I felt a factual response was appropriate based on Ephesians 5:11.

I want to focus on one statement made:

Abigail Davidson said Fraser and his wife lived with her and her children for five years and was like an ‘uncle’ to her children.

She said the church’s website, Enumclaw.com, ‘has done nothing but try to defend the character of Malcolm and our church, (it is) not trying to defame anybody.’

First, let me say that Abigail Davidson is the name my former daughter-in-law gave herself (or claims God gave her) after divorcing my son, Ailen Dean, when he chose to leave the cult. Her birth name is Tia, and I knew her as Tia Dean. And those children that lived with the pedophile are still my grandchildren, even though they have been turned against me and their father in ways you could never imagine. For her to not even ask the question… “Could Fraser be guilty? Could he have done the same to my daughter?” is unconscionable and negligent.

But it’s exactly what I expected…you see, not long after the victim’s family left the cult, Tim Williams started blogging about The Innocence Project. He started making a big deal about how people get sent to prison when they aren’t even guilty of the crime, (and granted, some do). A short time later he started blogging about False Memory Syndrome, saying you can never believe it when someone says they were sexually abused as a child…they’re probably just trying to get attention.

So of course, when the truth comes out all these years later, the entire group is up in arms calling it false accusations…of course, blaming me…and no one in the cult even asks the question… “could it be true?”

Are you connecting the dots yet?

Yep, the brainwashing strategy of Tim Williams is classic, cunning, and wildly successful in this small group of followers.

But here’s the point I wanted to make about Tia (Abigail)’s statement. She said:

The church ‘has done nothing but try to defend the character of Malcolm and our church, (it is) not trying to defame anybody’.

Because I won’t waste my time to read everything that’s on there, I will comment on just a one item that proves her statement to be a complete LIE.

How about the one about the Enumclaw Police helping me to steal $20,000 worth of furniture and belongings from my former roommates?

Here’s a perfect example of the way Tim Williams’ rhetoric works…he omits anything that could change the way the story is perceived…even if it’s the TRUTH.

On the surface, it sounds pretty bad…

But there are a few facts he “forgot” to mention:

  • I offered them multiple dates and times to come and retrieve their stuff (through their attorney, which was a complete waste of money).
  • They refused to come and get their stuff.
  • I notified them if it wasn’t picked up by a certain date (new tenants were moving in) that I would give it away.
  • They refused to come and get their stuff.
  • Two days before the deadline, I called my former roommates’ (Jan Owens) mother in MO and tried to work out with her to get the stuff moved.
  • Jan refused to let her help.
  • I checked with the Enumclaw Police and was assured it could be considered “abandoned property” and that I could dispose of it without fear.
  • I gave most of it away, dumped what was trash (which by the way cost me money to take to the dump) and then took all the sentimental personal items (picture albums, quilts, etc.) to Malcolm Fraser’s house (where Jan and her nephews were living) and dropped them off (took pictures as proof, and Malcolm actually walked out of the house as I was putting them in the breezeway, so he knew I’d brought it!).

Now, go back and read that post, and you tell me what you see.

I’ve read a few other of the scandalous postings charging me with all sorts of crimes. I think rather than address any of the other lies, what I’ve already pointed out is proof enough that Tim Williams is a mastermind manipulator, controller, abuser with Hitler-like power to sway his followers into lying in a court of law. He will twist the facts, omit the facts, and lie about the facts, just to try to protect his little kingdom of 40 followers, (including children).

When I walked away on November 10, 2011, I chose to obey Ephesians 5:11. I chose to have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness perpetrated by Tim Williams and Malcolm Fraser, but rather expose them. I have been not afraid to tell my story…after all, they’d already gotten everything from me over the 12 years I was deceived…nothing really left to get, so I was willing to expose those deeds of darkness knowing the backlash would be ominous.

At times it has hurt to see those who were once friends believe the lies that are being told, but He continues to encourage me through those who hear from the Holy Spirit and can see through the rhetoric. I received this email yesterday from someone who sensed in the Spirit something was wrong at WinePress and set out to find me, when she Googled my name she saw all the junk they’d posted…here’s what she said…

“I know you’re a very busy woman, but I thought of you when reading Psalm 27, especially verses 12-14 ‘Give me not up to the will of my adversaries, for false witnesses have risen up against me; they breathe out cruelty and violence.’  V. 13 ‘(What, what would have become of me) had I not believed that I would see the Lord’s goodness in the land of the living!’ V. 14 ‘Wait and hope for and expect the Lord; be brave and of good courage and let your heart be stout and enduring.  Yes, wait for and hope for and expect the Lord.’”

And that is exactly what I’m going to do. Continue to be brave and of good courage…I choose to allow my heart to be stout and enduring…I wait for and hope for and EXPECT the Lord to expose all that needs to be exposed in order for those who are still in deception to break free.

Woe to Those Who Call Evil Good and Good Evil

I watch almost everyday as members of Sound Doctrine, and employees of WinePress Publishing scour this blog.

It’s so sad that they are all brainwashed with the scripture that says if you listen to a false witness you will be destroyed.

It’s even sadder to realize that this is exactly what they are doing…listening to the false witnesses of Tim Williams and Malcolm Fraser, and so that scripture is true…if they do not wake up, they will be destroyed.

I realized the other day that for at least 4 or 5 years God had me reading Psalm 52 every day. And every day I turned that scripture back on myself, thinking I was the one who was a disgrace in the eyes of God, just as Tim Williams had convinced me.

Why do you boast of evil, you mighty hero?
Why do you boast all day long,
you who are a disgrace in the eyes of God?
You who practice deceit,
your tongue plots destruction;
it is like a sharpened razor.
You love evil rather than good,
falsehood rather than speaking the truth.[c]
You love every harmful word,
you deceitful tongue!

Surely God will bring you down to everlasting ruin:
He will snatch you up and pluck you from your tent;
he will uproot you from the land of the living.
The righteous will see and fear;
they will laugh at you, saying,
“Here now is the man
who did not make God his stronghold
but trusted in his great wealth
and grew strong by destroying others!”

Knowing what I know now, that Tim Williams has spent the last 7 years covering up a crime, obstructing justice, and attempting to protect his little “kingdom” of 40 people (including kids), makes me even sadder for those who are still convinced that he represents Jesus Christ, when in reality, nothing could be farther from the Truth.

Realizing that God tried for YEARS to get my attention, to show me the TRUTH, that I was believing a LIE…and for years I rebuked the Lord, calling good evil and evil good, breaks my heart.

What a tragic reality…that this wolf in sheep’s clothing would take advantage of those who truly wanted to sell out for God. That he would draw in those who are wounded, developmentally disabled, deaf and hard of hearing…those who are vulnerable for one reason or another, but those who are easily manipulated and controlled. What a tragedy. What a crime. One that he will be fully responsible for before the throne of God. He will not go unpunished, and God will not be mocked.

Yes, Tim Williams grew strong by destroying others, and all the while he claimed to have the truth while others did not.

Members of Sound Doctrine, when will you wake up and realize that you have been believing a lie from the pit of hell? When will you finally have the guts to admit you’ve been duped? It will take some courage and some humility, but I believe some of you still have a shred of the Holy Spirit within you and have been questioning…I pray you will start seeing the lies you have believed and break free from the captivity the enemy has on your soul.