Some people say WMSCOG fear tactics force members to stay in the church. What kind of fear tactics? They say the WMSCOG scares people by teaching about the end of the world.
In reality, the WMSCOG teaches to fear God – a teaching that comes directly from the Bible. In fact, there are more than 100 verses in the Bible that teach about fearing God.
This thought about WMSCOG fear tactics comes from so-called cult experts. They create a cloud of negativity around the World Mission Society Church of God labeling it a “cult.” And naturally, to them, every practice of the Church of God then becomes a psychological tactic of a “cult,” including the biblical teaching to fear God. Yet, while cult experts blame the Church of God of using fear tactics, they are the ones using fear tactics to remove people from the Church of God. This video illustrates how they do it.
Fear Tactics from 2,000 Years Ago
The techniques used today are the same as 2,000 years ago. The first strategy is to label the group negatively, calling it a “cult.”
Acts 24:5 (NLT) – We have found this man to be a troublemaker who is constantly stirring up riots among the Jews all over the world. He is a ringleader of the cult known as the Nazarenes.
Some people called Apostle Paul a “cult leader” — like Jim Jones of Jonestown. If someone says you’re in a cult, you’re not going to like it! Just as people labeled the Early Church a cult, today’s cult experts label the World Mission Society Church of God a cult to scare people away from attending.
So who’s really using fear tactics?
The cult experts themselves! Coincidence? Not really. It’s their job — literally their monthly income. If you want to follow the Bible, you’re in a cult according to them. But regardless their claims, the WMSCOG will continue to follow the Bible.
What Happens When You Follow People’s Opinions?
Having an opinion is ok, however not every opinion is genuine, or correct. Two thousand years ago, people focused on the physical aspects of Jesus Christ as a fear tactic to discredit Him.
John 6:42 – They said, “Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he now say, ‘I came down from heaven’?”
Matthew 13:54-58 – Isn’t this the carpenter’s son? Isn’t his mother’s name Mary, and aren’t his brothers James, Joseph, Simon and Judas? Aren’t all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all these things?” And they took offense at him…
If Jesus had a family and was born into this world, how can he be the Christ? This was the thought of many people at that time.
The Disciples Followed the Bible, Not People’s Opinions
Though the disciples knew Jesus had a family — brothers and sisters and a mother — they didn’t see having a family as something wrong or fearful, making them turn away from Jesus.
John 1:44-45 – Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote—Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.
Philip explained that Jesus was the Christ mentioning that he had a physical father, physical family. Christ having a family was not a problem to those who received salvation.
Fear Tactics from 2,000 Years Ago
However, other people used it as a fear tactic to make people think that they weren’t following God. In fact, there were many different strategies.
John 12:42 – Yet at the same time many even among the leaders believed in him. But because of the Pharisees they would not openly acknowledge their faith for fear they would be put out of the synagogue;
There were many people who believed in Jesus, but because of the fear tactics of the Pharisees, they did not accept Christ. How sad! Their arguments and actions (putting them out of the synagogue) weren’t based on a biblical teaching at all.
Today, cult experts use the same fear tactics against the WMSCOG. They call the church Christ Ahnsahnghong established a cult because they don’t believe God came in the flesh. This is why they campaign and spread fear about the WMSCOG.
There Are No WMSCOG Fear Tactics
There are no WMSCOG fear tactics except fearing God. But that doesn’t come from the WMSCOG. That comes from the Bible.
Ecclesiastes 12:13 – Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind.
In conclusion, please study the Bible, and not people’s opinions.