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Word Of Faith Tactics


From years of studying scripture, along with personal experience, I have learned the methods and tactics the WOF uses to seduce, deceive, and brainwash people.

Do you know what these methods and tactics are?

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I think their main tactic is to convince you that you are a weak or inferior Christian by not expecting "great" enough things from God.

You may think "great" means the salvation of someone you care about. But they will urge you to "claim" a Cadillac (God wants His children to have the "best")
You prove your "faith" by what you give to their ministry.

You may be undergoing medical treatment. "Great" is denying your illness, or admitting it only if your healing defies medical explanation. (God couldn't possibly heal any way but "miraculously")

Most of all they want you to think Christianity is all about you... not HIM.
---Donna66 on 3/14/11

The Bible says, "They zealously court you, but for no good, yes, they want to exclude you, that you may be zealous for them" (Galatians 4:19) This is how cultic groups operate . . . treating you like you're such a big deal, but so you will get all crazy for them because they treat you like you're so great . . . instead of humbling ourselves "under the mighty hand of God" (1 Peter 5:6). Also, if romantic couples do not humble themselves and their relationships, their marriages of pride can fail.

"When pride comes, then comes shame,
But with the humble is wisdom." (Proverbs 11:2)

Boasting people instead of humbling each other . . . does not work.
---Bill_willa6989 on 3/11/11

Many colleges permit Evangelists to visit campuses and preach to the students.

They do some good things, like leading me to become a Christian. However, I question their follow-up tactics.

I attended a campus bible study regularly. Until I had scheduling conflicts with my classes and doctor appointments. That's when things fell apart.

I told the Evangelist, and his helpers or lieutenants, that I HAD to complete my college-required classes. The same went for my doctor visits. Well, I felt that I was treated as an outcast from that point on. At the end of the school year, I quit attending the Bible Studies AND the church services.

I just felt that their manipulative Evangelism wasn't from GOD. WOF maybe?
---Augie on 3/11/11

WOF is a very interesting abbreviation for the Word of Faith movement. As we all know, phonetically it sounds surprisingly close to "wolf". Scripture records a Godly warning in that regard. "Beware of wolves..." Matt. 7:15-23
---Leon on 3/11/11

---mike on 3/11/11

I have attended: Churches, Bible Studies, Christian Social Events, etc. This WOF thinking seems to be part of many people's lives. Many seem to attend those Mega-Churches that have become popular in the USA.

I've previously posted a lot about my bad experiences with some churches. I would eagerly help a church with anything. Often, I became "burned out" and/or "discourage".

And so, I decided to cut back on my church volunteering. I was met with angry responses for just saying NO. I was told that I was BACKSLIDING and might not see heaven. Really?

WOF threats or what here?
---Sag on 3/11/11

when you give your $100 seed you will receive $1000.

give your 10% & heaven will open its doors that you will not contain the blessings

if you don't give your 10% YOU ARE ROBBING GOD.
if you don,t give 10% you disobey god.

then you will see these pastors driving luxury cars living in mansions.
---mike on 3/11/11

a while ago after work every night, i would watch a pastor on a local TV station give a very good sermon. soon after, i decided to go in person.

right before the sermon, the pastor lead the assembly with a mantra that was not a prayer to God but one to self (finances). also, during the sermon, someone popped up out of his seat, ran down the isle, and put a donation on a plate near the alter. soon after, people with a little less enthusiasm followed suit.

then, i realized. they NEVER show the assembly on TV just the pastor.

tactics? bait-and-switch and power of suggestion.
---aka on 3/10/11

A major and very subtle tactic these people use on others is HYPNOSIS, which is a form of WITCHCRAFT.

Those people who know scripture also know the use of WITCHCRAFT is not of GOD but is of SATAN!

This tactic is so sublte most peope do not know it is being used unless they know what to look for!
---Rob on 3/9/11

For the devil 2nd.Cor.11 v's 14 - 15 uses faith - believe scripture tactics to convince people that they are salvation. That Is what happened with the trin rcc & her offspring daughters churches, easy believism, no works salvation & the sinners prayer etc. That Is why they Are here, Matt.15 v's 9 & 14, Rev.17 v's 4 - 6.
---Lawrencel on 3/9/11

\\Pastor: "Then you need to Tithe regularly and give more $$$ in your Offerings! The more you GIVE, the more that you will RECEIVE."\\

If he really believed that, he wouldn't hang onto a dollar he had. He'd be too busy giving it away.

FWIW, there's a special event for our children coming up, and I'm sowing to that field. Who knows WHEN the harvest will come?
---Cluny on 3/9/11

It's a three prong attack: Manipulation, intimidation then domination.
---Leon on 3/9/11

Sag, you read my mind. I was going to say the money thing....if you send me a thousand dollars, God will heal you. Jesus healed and fed 5,000 people and it didn't cost him a dime. Why is alot of these folks focused on money anyway?
---Donna5535 on 3/9/11

The leaders of the WOF people are always talking about extra or new revelations that they had. They would have us believe that they or us(if you're one of them) can order God around kinda like give him directions as to what to do. One of their favorite tactics, when things don't work out like they said they would, is to blame your lack of faith. I know many Word of Faith people but none that follow their own words.
---mima on 3/9/11

One of them is manipulation.
---Cluny on 3/9/11

I'll take a guess. Please don't laugh at me for being wrong, though.

Pastor: "You want to be healed of your Physical Infirmities?"

Pastor: "Then you need to Tithe regularly and give more $$$ in your Offerings! The more you GIVE, the more that you will RECEIVE."

Me: "BUT, But, but ... After seeing the "60 Minutes" segment about Homeless Children, I'm feeling led to donate more to those children, not to your church".

I imagine that any WOF pastor would tell me that I'll get sicker because of my misplaced giving here.
---Sag on 3/9/11

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