The Church of God Manipulates People’s Thoughts?

World Mission Society Church of God

[False Claim]

The Church of God says that people cannot be saved without keeping the Sabbath and the Passover, and their family members who do not go to the Church of God are controlled by Satan. The church controls members’ thoughts by frightening them. Then, the church forces them to study the Bible and go preaching, so that they can be away from their family. 

[Countermeasure]

1. Did the Apostle Paul frighten people and manipulate their minds?

Apostle Paul kept the Sabbath and the Passover of the new covenant according to the gospel of Christ, and he taught people that if they do not obey the gospel of Christ, they will be cursed and eternally condemned. Then, did Apostle Paul manipulate people’s mind by frightening them? Answer this! Those who oppose us who encourage people to obey the gospel of Christ are the wicked who slander all the gospel workers including Apostle Paul.

  • Gal 1:6-9 I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you to live in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel? which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let them be under God’s curse! As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let them be under God’s curse!
  • 2 Th 1:7-9 . . . and give relief to you who are troubled, and to us as well. This will happen when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven in blazing fire with his powerful angels. He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might.

2. Our church members have compassion on their family members and try to lead them to salvation

The Church of God understands the mind of Christ, so that we want all of us to come to repentance and be saved. We try our best to save other souls as well as our own family members that we love (2 Pe 3:9; 1 Co 7:16). Even though we are mocked by our family members who do not understand the truth, we still pray for them and try to lead them to salvation. Then, how can opposers accuse us to be scared of our family members? We are not scared, but we take pity on those who do not receive salvation.
Opposers criticize us whatever we do. Nowadays, opposers ignore our earnest mind to save our family members but they accuse us of being manipulated by the church.

Opposers of 2,000 years ago were the same. Jesus took pity on those who were demon-possessed, but the Pharisees accused Him of being a follower of Beelzebub, the prince of demons (Mt 12:24). When Jesus was with tax collectors and “sinners” to give them salvation by having compassion on them, opposers criticized Him to be a friend of tax collectors and sinners (Mt 11:19). Therefore, those who oppose us who try to save our family members through the will of God are like the Pharisees who criticized whatever Jesus and His disciples did (Lk 11:53-54; Mt 23:33).

3. Is it wrong for church to encourage members to study the Bible and preach the gospel?

Parents always want the best for their children, so they discipline their children. Does that mean parents manipulate children’s minds? As physical parents encourage their children, gospel workers also lead new members to receive more blessings. Therefore, it is very natural for church leaders to encourage them to study the Bible and preach. However, opposers try to make our church leaders look bad even though it is what they are supposed to do. How are they any different from the Pharisees who tried to oppose whatever Jesus did?

How many times did Apostle Paul encourage the early Church members to study the Bible and preach the gospel 2,000 years ago? According to their insistence, Apostle Paul also brainwashed the church members. Was he really a brainwasher? Absolutely, not! Therefore, their claim is all false.

  • 1 Co 4:15-16 Even if you had ten thousand guardians in Christ, you do not have many fathers, for in Christ Jesus I became your father through the gospel. Therefore I urge you to imitate me.
  • Eph 6:17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
  • Col 3:16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another . . .
  • 1 Ti 4:13-16 Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching . . . Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress. Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.
  • 2 Ti 4:2 Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage–with great patience and careful instruction.
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  • March 4, 2013 at 3:13 pm
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    All that Jesus taught us by setting an example is very important for our salvation.

    Baptism, Sabbath, Passover and Preaching, which Church of God is keeping, are definitely come from the teaching of Jesus Christ and he did not just tell us but showed us by acting it and Jesus finally said he set an example for us to follow it (John 13:15)

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    • December 28, 2013 at 4:05 pm
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      Right, what we as a Christian gotta do is to follow examples that Jesus set up and let people know to lead them to salvation.

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  • March 4, 2013 at 3:36 pm
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    The members of the Church of God dedicate themselves in order to display a good example and follow the teachings of Christ. They are widely known for participating in many events that provide help for those in need such as family, friends, and neighbors which include clean ups, disaster aid, and many events such as performances which we use to invite our families in order to lead them to salvation.

    The members on the Church of God have a sincere heart and mind full of love which naturally allows them to care for others.

    Those who speak bad about us are those who know nothing about us. Those who speak bad against us are like those who try to understand a jigsaw puzzle just by looking at one piece, it just doesn’t make any sense, they just make themselves look silly.

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    • March 4, 2013 at 7:29 pm
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      Those who are against World Mission Society Church of God do not understand why we have to believe in God. God is our true “Spiritual Parents.” They gave us what is best for us to receive blessings. They set examples for us to follow, which is evidently “true love” that we have to give to our families and loved ones. The ones who say that they were former members and falsely claim about the Church of God are falsely claiming because they do not want to show their guilts and the things that they did wrong. Sinners always want to hide their sins by blaming everything to God.

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  • March 4, 2013 at 4:01 pm
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    I wanna ask to people who just to oppose the Church of God
    Then, How about you and pastor and evangelists?
    They also try to encourage saints with any words
    The Church of God try to show the example of Jesus as he had done 2,000yrs ago to people
    That is Only the word of God, the Bible
    Bcoz Jesus, his disciples preached with the word of God for being encourage people

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  • March 4, 2013 at 4:48 pm
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    Hell is real and it shouldn’t be taking lightly, the bible clearly says what are actions that lead to hell and what are actions that lead to Heaven. Is it not right to make know the difference between the both. Or should we baby people and lead them the wrong way. Jesus quickly rebuked and taught what are the ways to hell and what are the ways to heaven. Also the Apostle strongly taught to avoid the ways to hell so that no one is lead astray.

    It is Satan who wants people to go to hell so he condemns those who teach and warn about hell. He wants people to not be afraid to sin so they can go to hell.

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  • March 4, 2013 at 4:50 pm
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    I’m glad that I know what is right and what is wrong, what is the way to heaven and what is the way to hell. Before I didn’t know and would have ended up in the wrong place. Thanks to Father and Mother I know the way to eternal life and am not afraid of hell because I know I am on the correct path.

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  • March 4, 2013 at 4:53 pm
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    Don’t they have anything better to do then to say malicious things to defame the church of God. Their words even destroys the work of Jesus and the apostles. But they don’t realize that and keep doing wrong. I hope they realize that they are only bringing destruction upon themselves.

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  • March 4, 2013 at 11:49 pm
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    Jesus Christ came to this earth in the flesh to preaching the gospel of kingdom of heaven to us 2000 years ago.
    Apostle Paul preached that Jesus Christ is the savior in age of the son of God through teaching of God.
    Apostle Paul said to them ” How can they hear without someone preching to them?”( Romans 10: 14 )
    So that preaching is basic responsibility of Christian for saving our soul.

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  • March 5, 2013 at 1:38 am
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    So I supposed I must have been brainwashed by going to college where I was told that I’d I do not study I cannot graduate. I guess I’m also being brainwashed at my job since I have to know the guidelines of my job and code of ethics. I guess I have been brainwashed my whole life. Actually, their accusations can be applied to any situation. They are very general and broad. Just like psychics who are all liters and tell the people very general things that can easily apply to anyone. I guess also Obama brainwashed the citizens of the US to vote for him.

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  • March 5, 2013 at 4:23 am
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    Thank Father and Mother for the wonderful articles in this website!! Being encouraged by reading Father’s words, wherever there is truth, falsehood comes in advance, and even more so by these countermeasures, I realize how hard the devil works to hinder the truth from reaching our lost brothers and sisters, and to try to use crafty philosophy to trick the saints by lies! Absolutely yes! to 2 Ths 1:7-9, mated with “My people are destroyed by a lack of knowledge (Hos 4:6)” I pray to be the good soil, not the barren or wayside, and take out all thorns, Father and Mother please let me know your love! As Jesus was made to be human in every way, so was Second Coming Christ and Heavenly Mother, being in very nature God, but humbling Their selves, how much more should we creatures!! (Heb 2:14-17, Phil 2:5-11) Nothing the slanderers say are supported by even a judge on earth, not to mention contradicting the testimonies of the prophets and what was established by our Christ’s own flesh and blood! All praise, glory, honor and thanks be to Father and Mother for showing us the perfect example and reestablishing Zion for our safety! (Jer 5:4, Isa 25:6-9, Mic 4:1-2) And especially thanks to Father and Mother for unsealing the scrolls and making plain the truth so we whom They take pity on are able to wake up to see the light (Ps 19:8)! So sweet are the words or the true Shepherd, though we cannot see much anything like sheep, so that we all who were lost may return to the kingdom of heaven to complete God’s work of redemption (Ps 119:176-177, Lk 15:7)! May we not be the weeds but wheat, not just appearing to be Christian from the outside, but planting the good seed and cultivating it in our plowed hearts, and no longer committing lawlessness in this age of harvest, by accepting the seal of God from the East by the Lamb who led us to the source of the living water! (Mt 13:41 & Mt 7:21, NASB, Rev 7)

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  • March 5, 2013 at 11:00 am
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    2 Timothy 4:2
    Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage–with great patience and careful instruction.
    We should always prepare for a circumstances, that means to diligently study the scriptures. Without knowing the word of God we can easily be fooled or tempted by Satan. Satan is the only one who hates the word of God, so who would be the one that would persecute a church for diligently studying the bible?

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  • March 5, 2013 at 12:19 pm
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    Our Pastor gave us a sermon on how to love your neighbors and to display the glory of God. The church puts much emphasis on family and relations with all people. To uphold a good will and kindness that God would be pleased with.
    This is the normal teachings of the Church of God. We also teach to preach, how could we not preach what is good and leads to eternal life.

    But people who do not want Gods word to be spread say it is wrong and try to make it seem heretic. They are foolish and deserve punishment.

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  • March 5, 2013 at 12:26 pm
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    I saw my friend yesterday, she was very depressed. She goes to a presbyterian Church with her parents, and was told that she could go to heaven if she went to our church. She had come a couple times before and studied about the bible. She had told her mother about it and her mother consulted her pastor. Then I guess this means that my friends Presbyterian church must be a cult. They tried to scare her into not going to my church.

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  • March 15, 2013 at 5:59 pm
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    The slanderers always brainwash people all around the world. They don’t ever suggest certain evidence. What they are good at is to slander the truth itself. I eagerly make known to them that the way to salvation will be shut down.

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  • April 20, 2013 at 5:20 am
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    Padre y Madre son Dios, de eso no hay ninguna duda..!!!Ellos nos han revelado que es lo que tenemos que hacer para salvarnos… todo lo demas es un necio enga?o de satanas para que perdamos la bendicion de la vida eterna…nadie obtiene nada sin hacer ningun esfuerzo…la palabra de Padre y Madre hay que E-S-C-U-D-R-I-?-A-R-L-A…. y como lo haremos si no le dedicamos tiempo al estudio de la biblia….

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  • June 6, 2013 at 9:39 am
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    It’s very natural to say that we must follow the teachings of Jesus.
    How can we receive the promise of eternal life given us by Jesus without keeping His commandments?
    The World Mission Society Church of God follows all teachings of Jesus without adding to or subtracting from them.
    Please keep the Passover of the New Covenant and receive the promise of the forgiveness of sins promised by Jesus.

    This [The Passover wine] is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. (Matthew 26:28)

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  • June 7, 2013 at 7:02 pm
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    Their insistence is distorting the truth!
    According to them, those who lead people to follow the Bible are manipulating people!
    Do U think so???

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