Love Bombing and the WMSCOG
When people visit the World Mission Society Church of God (WMSCOG) there is one thing they cannot deny – the Church members are very kind, welcoming and pleasant to be around. Many visitors find this comforting and, at many times, it’s what helps individuals accept the teachings of the Bible. However, “cult experts” and their disciples, who dislike the Church and label the Church as a “cult,” say that the only reason the members are nice to you in the Church is because they are “love Bombing” you.
“Love Bombing” is a term used by “cult experts” to explain the reason why the groups they label as “cults” are nice to individuals. They go on to explain that the love is not real and that groups use this as a tactic to manipulate and deceive people into joining the “cult.” It is another one of the “psychological techniques” used in “cults” to “brainwash” the unsuspecting “recruits.”
Once again, this elaborate definition, invented by “cult experts” and their followers, goes against the tenets of the Bible. This is once again an example of how these made-up definitions inhibit WMSCOG members from freely practicing their faith.
Jesus Also Love Bombed His Disciples
Matthew 22:36-40 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the law?” Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
When Jesus was asked what the greatest commandment was in the law, He replied, to love God with all your heart, and to love your neighbor as yourself. Could we say that Jesus was teaching His believers to “love Bomb” their neighbors? Obviously we cannot say that, but if we follow the principles of “cult experts” then we have to say so.
Luke 10:33-37 But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’ “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?” The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.” Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”
If we try to follow the teachings of Christ and put into practice our love towards our neighbors in the way the Good Samaritan did, are we at risk of being accused of being part of a “cult” that is just employing “psychological techniques of brainwashing,” such as “love Bombing”? Where do we draw the line between what is acceptable Christian behavior and what is condemned as “cult-like behavior” by “cult experts”?
Irresponsible Labeling of Groups As “Cults” Creates Religious Discrimination
As I explained in other articles, the label “cult,” which is irresponsibly applied by “cult experts” based on broad labeling theories, inhibits Christians like the members of the World Mission Society Church of God from practicing their faith in accordance with the Bible.
The Bible teaches us to treat people with love and respect. But, now we cannot put those teachings into practice because if we do, then we will be considered to be in a “dangerous cult.”
1 Corinthians 13:13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
Romans 13:8-10 Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law…Love does no harm to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.
How do we practice the teachings described in the verses above, if according to “cult experts” that is a “psychological brainwashing technique” of “love bombing?” Do we then have to be mean to people when they come to Church so that we are not seen as a “cult?” Should we not talk to each other and avoid being nice to each other in Church because we might be “love bombing” one another? This type of labeling creates trust issues between members and social conflicts, which the teachings of Christ are meant to fix.
As I have said in other articles, the label “cult” turns a normal Christian practice into something evil. Showing concern for a person now becomes “love bombing,” and thus affects the faith of the Church members.
What do you think the man in the picture is doing?
Don’t Judge Too Quickly
This image is taken from an insurance company commercial. Although it is just a commercial, it proves a point. People will be quick to judge without knowing or understanding the situation. Before you judge the World Mission Society Church of God, or its members, please visit the Church and see for yourself what the Church is like.
Matthew 24:12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold