Chris Rosebrough offered an observation when reviewing the fanatical teachings of Paul Scanlon at City Harvest Church:
“So [Paul Scanlon’s] really preaching about the leadership of City Harvest Church. Hmm… This sounds to me like the kind of thing you would hear from, you know, like a fascist dictator (or something like that) to whip up the troops, or somebody who works under a fascist dictator to, to soar up the community and their devotion and commitment to the fuhrer, kinda thing. That’s what this reminds me of. It’s really creeping me out.”
Source: Chris Rosebrough, Releasing Our Daniels to Work for Nebuchadnezzar, Fighting for the Faith, http://www.fightingforthefaith.com/2015/08/releasing-our-daniels-to-work-for-nebuchadnezzar.html, 46:35, Published 20/08/2015. (Accessed 23/08/2015.)
What do you think of Rosebrough’s observations? Here is a video looking at the things Hitler taught. Below it, are quotes collected from past articles and various websites. Keep in mind that Kong Hee copies the way he does church from Phil Pringle.
“[…] the price of putting through my church through this trial, through putting all my co-accused, my friends, through all these painful times, there are moments where I do a lot of soul-searching, your Honour, but I knew that we were not disobedient to the heavenly vision given by God to us.”
Source: Kong Hee, City Harvest Trial: Maniam: Kong Drew From The Strategy Of Nehemiah For The Crossover, City News, http://www.citynews.sg/2014/08/city-harvest-trial-maniam-kong-drew-from-the-strategy-of-nehemiah-for-the-crossover/, Updated on August 19, 2014 at 10:34 pm. (Accessed 17/09/2014.)
“There is no other vision but the Crossover…
… That’s the number one calling of the church.” [Source]
Chew: You were aware that many of us laid down our lives for you and Kong Hee’s vision.
Sun: Your Honour, I would prefer to say that this is a vision from God to our church. This is all our vision.
“In other words, I was taken by surprise because the man with the vision for the Crossover doesn’t even believe that he has done right. I saw everybody in fear.” [Source]
“When the case first broke out (this is a description of the time during the CAD raid) we saw people in panic and fear and behaving unlike leader and that’s what caused me to stay away from the team and the lawyers, because I was affected by the lack of conviction in the team.
Throughout 2002 to 2010 I poured my heart and mind into the Crossover because I truly felt that it was from and of God and therefore it was a risk worth taking.
And this was my intention all throughout, your Honour, from 2002, when the Crossover started I’ve always felt Pastor Kong received the vision from God. It’s a mandate from God. If we’re going to do it properly, as best as we can, and make sure that the project comes to pass. I said: “We started by faith, and faith is an important element in this case, because our intentions, our state of mind are affected by our faith.
So I said (continue from point number 6): “If we started by faith then surely we should continue and finish it by faith.”
And that’s why I said to Pastor Kong: “Go back, send back to the US and launch the album, by faith.”
So it really affects me when I see leaders having no conviction of faith when things go bad and to see decisions made based on fear.” [Source] (Emphasis added)
“You are in a very, very – I’d like to say interesting, but – but you’re in a very interesting place. Because God did not raise up City Harvest Church or bring you this far to leave you.” [Source]
“[God] has a reason, a purpose for your existence, and He raised up an individual, infused that individual with a vision; they became the visionary, and of course, they became the fuel, the energy behind the vision.” [Source]
“How could we help but feel once more in this hour the miracle that brought us together! Once you heard the voice of a man, and that voice knocked at your hearts it wakened you, and you followed that voice. For years you pursued it, without ever having seen the owner of that voice. You simply heard a voice and followed it.
When we meet here today, we are all filled with the miraculous nature of this gathering, Not every one of you can see me, and I cannot see every one of you. Yet I feel you, and you feel me! It is the faith in our Volk that has made small people great, that has made poor people rich, that has made wavering, discouraged, fearful, people brave and courageous, that has made us, the wayward, see, and has joined us together!
Thus you come from your little villages, from your small market towns, from your cities, from the mines and the factories, leaving the plow. One day you come into this city. You come from the limited environment of your daily life-struggle and of your struggle for Germany and our Volk, to have for once the feeling: now we are together. We are with him, and he is with us, and we are now Germany!” [Source]
When an opponent declares, “I will not come over to your side,” I calmly say, “Your child belongs to us already… What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community.” [Source]
“Adolf Hitler, you are our great Fuhrer.
Thy name makes the enemy tremble.
Thy will alone is law upon the earth.
Let us hear daily thy voice; order us by thy leadership.
For we will obey to the end and even with our lives.
We praise thee! Hail Hitler!”
Fuhrer, my Fuhrer, give me by God.
Protect and preserve my life for long.
You saved Germany in time of need.
I thank you for my daily bread.
Be with me for a long time, do not leave me, Fuhrer.
My Fuhrer, my faith, my light, Hail to my Fuhrer!” [Source]
“The best way to take control over a people and control them utterly is to take a little of their freedom at a time, to erode rights by a thousand tiny and almost imperceptible reductions. In this way, the people will not see those rights and freedoms being removed until past the point at which these changes cannot be reversed.” [Source]