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Character Bio: Ezekiel van Kempen |
"But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.” Revelation 21:8
The verses of the Bible were a large part of what Ezekiel van Kempen had to memorize at the age of just nine. As the son of a devout extended family, his childhood consisted of conversions, Holy Masses and all the religious things he was taught. Ezekiel, named after the great prophet of the Scriptures, was born in a small suburb on the East Coast. With just 245 inhabitants, the town was one of the smallest on the East Coast. His father Richard and his mother Mary-Grace had four children together with Ezekiel. The youngest son was Ezekiel, and he WAS a real handsome boy. Always cheerful and helpful (as long as his faith allowed it), he spent a lot of time in nature, in the park or in the woods, besides his religious duties.
But on the other Side, there has been also really dark moments in his childhood. When you talk about religious obligations, you probably think about normal things like praying or following norms and values. Not for His family. This had a completely different ideology, almost like a sect. Therefore, Ezekiel hardly managed to lead a normal life already in his childhood. Isolated from schoolmates or neighborhood children. His duties, as already described, had more something of hiring new members, preaching a new life and the togetherness of the family within this devil's circle. Even if Ezekiel had a beautiful childhood, he learned violence better than any other normal boy. There were strict and extreme rules, behavior patterns or even a code that his father said was the ideal of God. If you broke the rules or did not comply with them, you spent the rest of a week or even a month in your room without the possibility of enjoying life.
Also his fellow students and fellow men made him sink into alcohol and drugs. His addiction was so bad at one point that he tried to hang himself. This attempt went wrong for the time being, because his grandmother found him in time. A second attempt to take his life with painkillers and sleeping pills was unsuccessful, once again the archangel came down and gave him a last try, which Ezekiel took and had himself committed to a mental institution. With many attempts to escape and resistance to the doctors, he finally managed to get clean. Now, after several years under the influence of violenc. Although he had not changed outwardly, because his face showed exactly the same monotonous manner as years ago, nevertheless he was concerned in the meantime much with books and the free development of each individual.
It was time to get his life under control, to find a job and to lead a better life with the new circumstances than his parents had ever wanted for him. Will Ezekiel stand his ground? Or will he end up on the wrong track again? Who knows? Find out!
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