In This Hour
by Rudolf Van Reest
A Story of World War II and the Floods of
"That's a rather rough expression,
brother Melse — `traitor.' How could you call someone a traitor if he's simply obeying the
government? I would rather not hear such language from the mouth of an elder."
"I maintain that such work as
building bunkers is treason against our land," repeated David Melse. "The bunkers have a definite
purpose: when armies come to liberate us from the power of the Germans, the bunkers are supposed to
hold them back. Each bunker could help sink one of the naval vessels approaching our coast. And on
those vessels are our friends — perhaps even our own soldiers. Reverend, you should think carefully
what those bunkers represent."
Rev. Verhulst shook his head. "You
people have completely the wrong idea about those bunkers. Do you really believe that Germany will
one day sink to its knees before England? If you do, you're completely mistaken, brother Melse.
Germany will take control of all of Europe and will never let itself be overthrown. Germany is much
too powerful to be defeated. Moreover, if you had listened carefully to last Sunday's sermon, you
would know full well how I think about these matters. The apostate covenant people spent seventy
years in the grip of Babylon, and I'm sure that our time under foreign domination will not be any
Subject: WWII & Flood