Within a history book a child who escaped Rony Denis‘ school of misinformation, a valuable lesson from history is illustrated to us that we are doomed to repeat it when we are ignorant of it.
The history lesson teaches how the Puritans wanted to leave England because they saw the corruption in the church of England they wanted to “purify” by removing everything that they thought was bad. But, the king of England who was the head of the church was not going to allow that to happen. So, the Puritans decided to leave to America for “Freedom of Religion.” When they got to Massachusetts they got to worship the they way that they wanted to worship, which for the Puritans was strict discipline.
Over the course of time other English people came to America for religious freedom as well. In Massachusetts the Puritan leaders declared that the Puritan church was the only established church and that other Christians who came for religious liberty could not establish another church. They had to adhere to the Puritan doctrine only. The Puritans knew that it was right to go to church but they felt that they needed to force everyone to come to their church in order to become Christians.
Obadiah Holmes, a Baptist, was beaten with a whip by the Puritan leaders for preaching outside of the Puritan church.
A Puritan preacher named Roger Williams, a missionary to the Native Americans, told the Puritans that it was wrong for them to force people to believe exactly the way they believed especially by punishing them, since punishment can never make a person believe Jesus from the heart. The Puritan leaders in Massachusetts told Williams that he would have to change his ways or leave Massachusetts. Williams was also in conflict with the Puritan leaders who mistreated and cheated the Native Americans because they were not Christians. Williams felt that although the Native Americans were not Christians they should be treated fairly. He would challenge the Puritan leaders by saying, how do you expect them to become Christians when you treat them unfairly. The Puritan leader’s got so angry that they devised a plan to send Roger Williams back to England. Williams escaped into the woods where he got sick, but the Native Americans took care of him. When he got well, he purchased a piece of land from the Native Americans and called it Providence. Over sometime others who were persecuted by the Puritan leaders for their beliefs also left Massachusetts to join Roger Williams in Providence, Rhode Island.
This historical event mirrors the saga of Rony Denis and his “Puritan/ Holiness” ministers. Rony Denis left New Testament Christian Church (England) because of all of the corruption in the church, but the king of England (R.W. Davis) was not going to allow Denis and his band of “Puritan/ Holiness” ministers to change things. So, Denis and his band of merry men and women left to pursue the life of “Religious Freedom” for the people who were under what Denis called a Pharaoh. Over the course of time, Rony Denis began to institute a strict religious system he felt was needed to keep the church “pure.”
Behold: The so-called “Holiness/Puritan” preacher!
Soon Rony Denis, the sole leadership of Hop, would teach that his sect was the only ones right with God. Anyone who disagreed with Rony Denis was considered a heretic. Just like the Puritans Rony Denis worked hard to stamp out any opposition to him. Rony Denis also taught that you can be dishonest to the people who are not apart of Hop, just don’t be dishonest with him. This is the same attitude that the Puritans had with the Native Americans.
Thank God that several people just like Obadiah Holmes and Roger Williams escaped the extremist cult Rony Denis created to find God’s Providence for their lives in living the true gospel of loving God and others.