Moses, all men are sinners and can't escape their state except by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, by Whom we have access to His shed blood and resurrection life through His Spirit. We have met and follow the risen Lord Jesus Christ while your Hutterite religion has you following the rules and traditions of men. That's what Victor has shown in his writing, and by the evidence he's given there and your response to it here, you prove that you don't know the Lord. You haven't been cleansed from your sins or delivered from the sin nature, which deliverance comes by faith in Christ. The purpose of the writing on our site is to notify you of these truths in order that you might repent and come out of your present condemnation.
Deliverance is here for Hutterites who humble themselves and come away from their deadly traditions, no longer taking the name of a man but taking the Name of the Lord. Up till now, you've only taken His Name in vain.
As for your second email on April 3rd, I will answer several points you made:
“Hutterites baptize first then marriage. God is first.
You're speaking of a legalistic formula and not the faith of Christ. Millions of people in various “Christian” sects (cults) baptize before marrying, and it amounts to nothing with God. On the other hand, there are those who come to Christ after being married and cleave to Him, keeping the First Commandment by faith. You're proud of your Hutterite system and its works, Moses, comparing yourself to ungodly heathenish “Christianity,” which gives you an illusion of having godly faith. You have no such thing and need to know it.
“A christian couple lasts. How many divorces are amongst Hutterites ?
There was no mention of divorce in Victor's writing
, but your conclusion that because Hutterites rarely divorce, therefore they are of Christ, is absolutely false. At one time Catholics rarely divorced. Would you disagree with your founder, Jacob Huter, and say that Catholicism is of God? Or didn't he recognize this fact?
“You see a lot of Hutterites at hospitals. That's the oilfield poisoning the world.
Are you seriously suggesting that all Hutterite sicknesses come from external poisons? Aren't you aware of how much poison the Hutterites themselves use in their agricultural practices? Your suggestion that others are poisoning you while you poison the earth and others is hypocritical.
And aren't you aware of God's promise of health to those who keep His commandments and ways?
“If you will diligently listen to the voice of the LORD your God, and do that which is right in His eyes, and give ear to His Commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you that I put on the Egyptians, for I am the LORD, your Healer” (Exodus 15:26 ESV).
And how about this warning to those who don't walk in His ways?
“And the nations were full of wrath, and Your wrath came, and the time of the judging of the dead, and to give the reward to Your servants the prophets, and to the saints, and to the ones fearing Your name, to the small and to the great, and to destroy those destroying the earth
” (Revelation 11:18 MKJV).
Your religion blinds you to reality, rather than opening your eyes to it.
“You say yHutterites are thieves check the jail system tell me how many you find.
Victor didn't say “Hutterites are thieves,” but that some Hutterites steal. Do you deny this? Do you deny that many Hutterites fit the following description in the paper? We have seen them.
“Many drink, many are lonely, bored, desolate, depressed, without purpose, without conviction, without the joy of life. If they don't hang around their colony, they hang around town, watching TV in stores, getting drunk and smoking in bars, cursing, stealing, lying, mocking and scorning others, trying to find some kind of meaning or pleasure in life.
“You say Hutterites swear an oath. They never have and never will.
You're using semantics to deny the reality of that the Hutterites do take an oath. They enter into a covenant to follow the “Hutterian Brethren Church” according to article 39 of the church constitution:
39. Any member of the Colony may be expelled or dismissed from the Colony at any general or special meeting of the Colony upon a majority vote of the voting members thereof for his or her having left or abandoned the Colony or having refused to obey the rules and regulations of the Hutterian Brethren Church or of the Colony; for having refused to give and devote all his or her time, labor, services, earnings or energies to the Colony and the purposes thereof, or to do and perform the work, labor, acts and things required of him or her by the Colony, or to attend and engage in the regular meetings, worship and service of the members of the Colony.
Any member may resign or withdraw from membership voluntarily.
Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, any member who shall cease to be a member of the Hutterian Brethren Church shall leave the Colony and shall have no claim to any property of the Colony. We acknowledge that all Canadians have the right of freedom of religion, but we hereby covenant, promise and agree that if any of us shall change his or her religion and shall cease to be a member of the Hutterian Brethren Church, that he or she shall leave the Colony.
In other words, if you were to believe the words of the Lord that contradict the doctrines and practices of your church (as pointed out in several places in the writing), you would be breaking your oath and cast out of the colony. A Hutterite is bound by an oath to follow men rather than the Lord Jesus Christ.
You have sealed yourselves in darkness rather than seeking and obeying the One and Only Light of All Men, Jesus Christ, Who brings you the freedom to do right and live.
So why resist us when we point these things out for your good? Can you still maintain we are false prophets?
We would be glad to talk to you in person, Moses, Lord willing, if that could be arranged.
Paul Cohen and Victor Hafichuk