USE OF ILLUSIONS AND MIND GAMES TO ENSLAVE BIBLE BELIEVERS IN BAPTIST CHURCHES
have all watched as Charismatic faith healers and illusionist artists have toyed
with the minds of their followers. We groan and feel sorry for the people taken
in by the tricks.
this article I want us to consider the possibility that Baptists and other Bible
believers have learned to manipulate the minds and perform illusionist tricks
just like the faith healers.
problem is, our alleged pastors are doing these tricks to make disciples of Christ
into slaves of us, our denominations, and of our "standards."
order for us to get a rational start at this discussion, we need to have a primer
in how Charismatic gurus, performers, and preachers play games with the minds
of their followers. We may be able to see the thing in principle, but it would
be helpful to see this from an observer's perspective graphically.
I have a video done in the UK by a presenter who is an illusionist by profession.
He set out to expose the Charismatic Movement with emphasis on faith healing.
He seems to have made a particular effort not to destroy the faith of the victims
of the faith healers, but his project is astounding and frightening. We know about
this, but we need to see how really treacherous it really is. Then, we will start
talking about the tricks we may be playing that totally dishonor God and his Word.
did we learn in the video?
healers have only ONE thing in their mind-- collect the money from their victims.
healers have no compassion or ethics because they know full well that they are
causing physical suffering and maybe death to their victims.
healers do not care if the simple faith of their followers is eventually destroyed.
can go on to conclude other qualities about these faith healers and all Charismatic
preachers who practice their methods or promote faith healers. The kind of man
who would use mind games and illusional tricks on people, and the kind of men
who would fake healing, knowing that their victims will suffer just as much or
worse later, will also be stealing money allegedly used only in "the ministry,"
and they will be chasing whores and living generally like moral filth.
does this horrible picture speak to Bible believers?
submit to you that we have some of the same illusional tricks and charlatan factors
in the Fundamental Baptist and other Bible believing groups.
these statements made during sermons and altar calls:
claim to be born again, but you are not at the church whenever the doors are open.
Why should I believe you are born again?"
me, preacher, where in the Bible are you told it is your job to tell whether people
are born again or not? By their fruits ye shall know them. All you can lawfully
say, if you are really a Bible believer, is this..... you do not see fruit. So,
when you question the salvation of people sitting in front of you based on their
conduct as believers, you are entering into unholy ground where you do not belong.
You are doing this for only one reason. You are determined to get the response
you want, and you do not want to let the Holy Spirit do the ministry of convicting
because he does not convict sinners on your schedule.
about this one? "If you are not a soul winner, God is mad at you. God
will punish you if you do not win souls."
7:11 God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.
is not angry with Bible believers. He may chasten them, but he loves them, and
his anger and wrath are out of the question. That is saved for the wicked (which
may include the magician called a preacher).
Thessalonians 5:9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation
by our Lord Jesus Christ,
"If you do not
witness every chance you have, God will hold you responsible for those people
when they go to hell."
Old Testament reference is used for this. There is no such teaching in the New
Testament. Guilt and fear are the motive of the preacher. If he can terrorize
the sheep into thinking they are responsible for getting sinners save, then he
can grow his church. Of course, his church will be largely filled with people
filled with the fear of losing their salvation, and the thing will perpetuate
itself until Christ returns and casts the lying preacher into hell.
is an old Jack Hyles heresy: "God looks at your works for him, and he
looks at your sins. If your soul winning and works are more than your sins, God
will have mercy on you." (Taken from an actual sermons preached by Hyles)
absolutely heresy. It is slight of hand and messes with the minds of Christians
who should be hearing a sermon on sin instead of a sermon on accommodation, which
is exactly what Hyles meant. He was in adultery with his secretary for years,
but his claims to winning 300 souls to Christ week was his way of conning God
into not chastening him. Hyles was not chastened because he was a bastard son,
not a son of God. Hebrews 12:8
you too may be a bastard son if you teach that God can be conned for any reason.
I know for a fact that there are a pretty large number of unsaved preachers playing
the devil's tricks on the Lord's Church, and, like the faith healers, they are
busy playing mind games at the expense of sound doctrine.
is another mind game: "I want everyone here to stand up, every head bowed
and every eye closed. Now, if you have absolutely no doubts about how you stand
with God, sit down. If you are not 100% sure, please keep standing."
few may be left standing. "Now, those of you still standing, how many
of you would open your eyes and just look at me indicating that you would like
me to pray for you?"
is often done with the emotional music being sung. A hymn that helps people doubt
their salvation should be chosen if possible, and there are some in the book.
killer and mind bender: "Everyone stand with me now. Let us sing (25 verses
of) Just As I Am, and I want to give those of you who want prayer to come forward,
and I will pray for you."
mind game here is obvious. The preacher only said he would pray for them, but
he did not say when, right? So, they victim thinks that because the eye to eye
contact was obviously private, the prayer would be private in some way.
this jerkwater evangelist or preacher is trying to coerce the victim to the front
of the church for everyone to see. He is forcing a public decision on them. If
they go forward, he may even make a big show of them and try to welcome them into
the faith. He will whisper some blather to them as the come forward about believing
in Jesus, and then this follows: "Folks, I want you to welcome Fred Gazoona
into the family of Jesus Christ." Then follows shouting and praise, and the
mob of gullible coconspirators will then be invited to come up and shake Fred's
23:15 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and
land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the
child of hell than yourselves.
is nothing but mind tricks and illusions. Any psychologist watching would know
what he is watching. If you use these tricks you are not doing the work of God,
sir. You are doing the work that builds numbers, enhances your resume, and eventually
enlarges the cash flow. You are wicked, and you will burn in hell for using the
sheep of the Great Shepherd in this way.
we now come to the offering plate
are many tricks used by alleged Bible believers to increase giving. They are totally
related to mind tricks and forcing people to part with their cash. There is no
other motive, and the life style of the preachers often tells us exactly why that
preacher plays his tricks.
we go again, ye magik masters: "Do you expect God to bless you if you
do not give to the Lord's work?"
is prosperity Gospel in a thin candy Baptist shell. The message is exactly the
same. The saint's blessing in life are thus directly tied to his giving, and he
will eventually believe God owes him something because he is double tithing.
"Lord's work" is all too often the preacher's belly, and the only place
to give is into that round brass or wooden plate that passes under your nose.
biblical heresy is taught next:
need to do your giving to the local church. God works only through the local church,
and you promised when you joined the First Baptist Church of Blusterville that
you would give to this church."
of that statement is a lie. It is not a Bible based teaching, and God works where
ever he wishes and how he wishes. You disagree, preacher? Well, what did Jesus
say when the woman broke the alabaster box and poured it on his feet. Reverend
Judas Iscariat, who graduated from Tennessee Temple Synagogue, said the box should
have been sold and the proceeds given to the poor. Even Judas did not suggest
the proceeds must be given to the temple treasury. Wow, you are a worse heretic
"You need to make a vow to God to give from what he blesses you with.
You then need to keep your vows like David did."
is no Bible teaching during the Church age encouraging us to make vows. Paul made
a vow, and the end of that one was that he was arrested and ended up under house
arrest in Rome. Faith promising God that you will give a fixed amount is pure
devilment. We are taught to give according to the blessing we just had from God.
Corinthians 16:1 Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given
order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye. 2 Upon the first day of the
week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that
there be no gatherings when I come.
fact is, Paul and the other New Testament writers said almost nothing about giving,
and they especially did NOT use emotional and mind bending tricks to cause the
saints to give more. The only reason modern preachers use these tricks and illusions
is because they are damned to hell bastard sons who want money, JUST LIKE THE
FAITH HEALERS. They will all burn in hell together.
22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the
tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. 15 For without
are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever
loveth and maketh a lie.
you teach and promote alleged truths that are not backed up with the Word of God,
you are loving and making a lie, and you will go to hell, whether you are a Reverend
or not. In fact, hell will have a very large ministerial society, and they will
have only one item on the agenda-- WATER.
we look at another mind game Baptist and Fundamental preachers love:
brother (or sister for the church secretary), you mean so much to me. I believe
that if you were not helping in the Lord's work this church simply could not function."
then is followed by a list of things the "dear brother" needs to do
before the next service. The man has been mind manipulated into thinking the pastor
really loves him, and he also deceives himself into thinking that he is indispensable
to the local church. If he would like to take his wife to dinner, he will fight
off that instinct and go camp in the church basement until 11 PM fixing the plumbing.
The pastor could have called a plumber to do the work, but that takes money, and
the pastor needs the money to pay for his new Navigator.
is nothing but slavery, and that is exactly what you saw in the video above. Slavery
to faith healers to drive them to empty their wallets on the guru. You, preacher,
are no different if you mess with the minds of your men and ladies to simply get
cheap labor out of them.
Peter 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall
be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even
denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of
truth shall be evil spoken of. 3 And through covetousness shall they with
feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth
not, and their damnation slumbereth not. 4 For if God spared not the angels
that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness,
to be reserved unto judgment;
you are, preacher. You are making merchandise of your people if you use mind games
to get free labor from them. Some of you slow bellies also manage to use flattery
to bring them into bondage to work for your personal needs. You are nothing but
a church house Raj, the same slobs the British government sent to India during
the colonial days. They put the Indians into bondage to them until some of the
colonial flunkies in India were living better than Queen Victoria herself.
A MAN EXAMINE HIMSELF
have not pulled punches because thousands of the Lord's sheep are being sheered
to the skin and then put into forced labor and virtual slavery to fat greedy Baptist
and Fundamental preachers. The problem is now worldwide. You slow bellies have
even taken your heresies and mind bending tricks to Africa, India, Australia,
and Asia. I hear these stories from readers all over the world.
a word to you who are concerned about yourselves. Record some of your messages,
and sit still and alone somewhere, and listen to your preaching. Stop the recording
frequently, and ask yourself this question: "Can I back that statement up
with a clear Bible reference?"
know, some of you slobs can find a Bible verse and twist it better than Charles
Tass Russell of the Jehovah's Witnesses could. You are heretics and will burn
in hell for your perverse use of God's Word. But, to you who really care about
being faithful to the Word of God and to Jesus Christ, please examine your preaching,
your offering blather, and your altar calls. If you hear yourself saying things
you could not prove Jesus or Paul would say, for God's sake, REPENT.
4:16 But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil. 17
Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.