I was a Sunday school teacher (RI 4 and later Confirmation) for a number of years, until it became too painful for me to teach, especially the new creed. I read with interest the Sundayschool stories posted by Deaconess and it really saddened me, even though it was before my time.
The first time I read about the Botchaft on this board, it shocked me to the core. I was even more shocked that I never heard about it before... from ANYONE!
I went back to my RI Teacher's Manual, because, surely it MUST be in there, since 3 chapters are dedicated to the Bischoff-era. Maybe I just did not notice it. Well, it was not there, instead the most memorable uttering of Our Beloved CA Bischoff (which children had to learn off by heart) is: 'The narrow way has always been wide enough for me' and 'The Lord will look for His sheep where the shepherds are'.
Now for the cracker: A story is told of how an evangelist and a priest were arrested during a service in Blaubach (Germany) in 1933. They were taken to a prison at Kusel. Adversaries of the NAC lined the street and abused them, some even threw stones at them. Well surprise, surprise, the story continues - the man who issued the order for them to be arrested, "a bitter enemy of the New Apostolic Church, later died a miserable, extremely painful death" (page 127). How on earth did anyone think such stories (whether true or false) should be told to children? Is this supposed to tell them, 'you better stay in this church or you might also die a miserable, extremely painful death'?!
The manual I'm referring to was issued in 1980 and used in South Africa. It was still used in 2005/6 (when RI classes were stopped).