The Great Evil of the World Mission Society Church of God

My latest video on the “World Mission Society Church of God (WMSCOG)” (also known as the “Elohim Academy”) is now on Youtube:

It was online for about two weeks before someone reported it to YouTube alleging it was “hate speech.”  And Youtube, being the politically correct, God hating organization that it is, listened to what this person or persons complained about and placed the video on “restrictive mode.”

When you try and watch the video, you will see a warning screen that reads:  “The following content has been identified by the YouTube community as inappropriate or offensive to some audiences.”

Directly underneath this message is another message that reads, “I understand and wish to proceed.”  By clicking on this, you can now watch the video.

What does it mean when someone’s video is placed on restricted mode?  By scrolling down on the video page, you will see a greyed out box that reads, “Certain features have been disabled for this video.”  Clicking on “Learn More” will direct you to another YouTube page that says, in part:

“Our Community Guidelines prohibit hate speech that either promotes violence or has the primary purpose of inciting hatred against individuals or groups based on certain attributes. YouTube also prohibits content intended to recruit for terrorist organizations, incite violence, celebrate terrorist attacks, or otherwise promote acts of terrorism. Some borderline videos, such as those containing inflammatory religious or supremacist content without a direct call to violence or a primary purpose of inciting hatred, may not cross these lines for removal. Following user reports, if our review teams determine that a video is borderline under our policies, it may have some features disabled.”

(Update:  as of May 27, 2018, the “restricted mode” on this video has been lifted and its status returned to normal.  Click here to read details.)

Clearly, at least one member of the WMSCOG took offense at what he or she saw and reported it to YouTube as being “hate speech.”  YouTube then reviewed it and agreed with the complainer that it was guilty as charged.

YouTube’s reaction, of course, was ridiculous; once you watch the video you will agree.  They allow someone whose video has been put in this restrictive mode to appeal their decision, which I did.  I wrote:

“My video does not, in any way, encourage or condone violence.  In fact, beginning at timestamp 8:09, I clearly say that I’m NOT advocating violence against the group who is the subject of this video; I’m only reporting on what the Old Testament penalty was for people who led others into idolatry.

Please listen to the above portion of this video so you can hear for yourself.  Thank you.”

There are several problems with YouTube’s knee-jerk reaction, but I want to concentrate on why the WMSCOG reported my video in the first place.

This is not the first time that the WMSCOG has complained about one of my videos; in fact, one of my earlier videos was removed from my channel after another one of their members complained.

Why did YouTube remove my video?

To answer this, allow me to give you a little known piece of information on this cult:  they don’t like being videoed in public.  And when they are, if the footage is uploaded to YouTube, they will complain to YouTube saying that the person who shot the video failed to obtain their permission to record them in public.

Though I don’t know all the details on how or why YouTube handles these kind of “complaints,” they will remove the video.  Again, I could comment on this foolishness on the part of YouTube, but I wish to stay on point with discussing the paranoia of the WMSCOG.  Perhaps later I will address these anti-free speech problems with YouTube.

This video that the WMSCOG complained about was filmed on the campus of the University of AZ in Tucson.  Several members of this cult (known as the “Elohim Academy” on campus) were walking around seeking to recruit people.  I was on campus talking with some students when I saw these cult members walking around.

I knew what they were up to and we approached them to dialogue. I had my GoPro running and recorded the entire conversation.  Later, I uploaded it to YouTube.   It was reported within a short amount of time and removed in its entirety by YouTube.

I knew that the WMSCOG had problems, but this was a new one to me and I began figuring out that these cult members and their leadership were paranoid about being videoed in public and then having these interactions posted for all the world to see.

Another item of interest about this cult that many people do not know is that they are media savvy.  They have many videos on YouTube and have learned things about YouTube that many people don’t know—including myself.  Specifically, they have learned how to make complaints to YouTube in such a way that many videos that show them in a negative light are removed.

As of today’s date (May 26, 2018), I have yet to determine why the WMSCOG are so paranoid about being videoed in public.  If any of my readers can provide the answer, I would appreciate it.

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Though I don’t know this for certain, I believe certain members of the WMSCOG prowl the Internet searching for any content—especially video—that exposes their dark underbelly and true motives.  And if they find such content, they do all they can to have it removed by reporting it, like they have done to mine.

If you spend any amount of time following this cult, you will quickly learn that they are obsessed with their public image.  They go to any lengths to appear in public as upstanding members of society intent on doing good works, with a heavy emphasis on their members always smiling and looking happy and innocent.

It is all a carefully choreographed lie and deception.

They know that nothing can sink a ship faster than bad or negative press; this is one reason why they go to any lengths to have true but unflattering videos about them removed asap.

After having dealt with this cult for about six or seven years, I become more familiar with how they run their operation.  And let me assure you, as the old saying goes, “All that glitters is not gold.”

This group is evil.  Their leadership is a cabal of con-artists whose two of their gods are money and power.  The main reason for their entire existence is—you guessed it—money.  Lots and lots of money.  And how they obtain this money is by deceiving people into committing to their weekly meetings, becoming members, and all for one main purpose:  dropping money into the offering basket when it passes by your face.

They have ruined countless lives, divided husbands from their wives and vice-versa.  They have divided children from their parents and parents from their children.  And the greatest of all their acts of wickedness and depravity is their leading their members into the greatest of all sins:  idolatry.

If you have been deceived by this group and have fallen under their control, you must break free and flee from them.  Your very soul is in danger of being eternally lost.

My advice to you is this:  like Lot, flee from them without looking back (Genesis 19:16-17).  Don’t make the same disastrous mistake as Lot’s wife and “look back”:  you must flee and never look behind you.  Don’t call or text them explaining why you are leaving…just leave.

And don’t answer their calls or their texts when they start trying to contact you, wondering where you are and why you are no longer coming to the meetings; this is part of their strategy to rope you back in.

Find a trusted friend (and not anyone who is a member of this group) you can go to and ask advice from.  Hopefully, this friend will be a Christian who loves the Lord and is obeying His commandments.

I would love to talk with you.  Again, drop me a comment in one of my videos and we will get in contact.  We will figure out a way to exchange contact information without the WMSCOG knowing about it.

 

 

Follow the Money (Part One)

I have learned something in my almost 40 years in dealing with religious cults, summed up in the familiar phrase:  “follow the money.”

These three words, if used faithfully and correctly in one’s life, can answer some of life’s most vexing questions.  By “following the money,” you will gain insight into one of the main—if not the main—motivations of religious cults (and of groups in general).

Take, for example, the World Mission Society Church of God (WMSCOG), a growing cult birthed in South Korea.  Growing by leaps and bounds, their membership may be over the one million mark.

With a growing Youtube and social media presence, this group presents a carefully choreographed face to the world of being a helpful, caring and “look how much good we do for the world” religious organization.

Their cheery and slick ad’s, however, hide their true sinister side, which is a corrupt, power and control hungry group whose main existence is—you guessed it—$$$.  Lots and lots of money.

The leadership of the WMSCOG, like all cults, exists for one main purpose: they want and love your money.

Like most religious groups (and I’m saddened to write this includes legitimate Christian organizations), collecting money from their sheep is the main priority and reason for their existence.  “Follow the money” and you will learn why they wake up in the mornings.

Recently, I stumbled upon an outdoor meeting the WMSCOG was holding in Tucson, AZ.  They called it an “Ascension Day Worship.”  At the height of this gathering, approximately 40 to 50 people were in attendance.  One could describe it as a religious service common throughout America on a typical Sunday.

Of course, during one portion of the service, it was time for the male leaders of the group to break out the red, super-sized collection bags  and walk down the aisle, soliciting “donations” from those present.  My own eyes were literally “following the money.”

But understand this: In the last days terrible times will come.   For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money…”  2 Timothy 3:2

The Bible warns that people in the last days will be guilty of the sin of greed, which can be defined as someone who loves money.  Thus, we should not be surprised to discover that “religious” people, masquerading as Christians who don’t know the first thing about authentic Christianity, will be marked by their love of money.  In America, where one of the many false gods is money, none should be surprised at this fact.

You will be astonished by the paradigm shift in your thinking and outlook on life when you begin to incorporate into your life the principle of “following the money.”  It will open doors of such insight and understanding that you might wonder why you never thought of this type of revelation before.

I ask you to think about the lopsided importance that money has in our society, how the endless pursuit of it dictates so much of what we do every day.  It is so deeply woven into virtually every aspect of our daily routines that, again, few even think about it.  Fewer consider it to be a negative aspect of our culture.

Even more disturbing, the love of money has also tainted the true Church, the Bride of Christ.  Many churches in America, particularly mega ones, are run more like successful corporations than places which exist to glorify the Name of Jesus.

If you remove the profit motive from many churches, para-churches, and other religious organizations, many of them would permanently shut their doors.  The sad and revoting reality is this:  countless churches and “Christian” ministries are in it for the simple fact they are “following the money.”  And if there is one place in America where easy money is to be found, look no further than your local church.

This being said, it is not surprising that “ministries” are as common as mushrooms popping up in the fields after a summer thunderstorm.  And cults, like sharks who smell blood in the water, congregate to places where they believe easy kills are there for the pickings.

The WMSCOG exists because they know, like so many other false religious groups (Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Moonies, phony faith healers like Bennie Hinn, etc.), that religion is big business.  Billions of dollars a year pour into the coffers of both legitimate and non-legitimate religious groups.

Wise and experienced people who have been around the block many times understand the dark nature of humanity.  Young and idealistic people often have not lived life long enough to understand the power that money has over most of the population in the world today and how strong of a motivation money and greed is in the heart of the average person.

Again, the Bible clearly teaches that, in the last days, people will be lovers of money.  I don’t know if we are the generation that will see the second coming of Jesus, but one thing I do know:  we are closer to His coming than any other generation.  And if we are living in the last days, one serious problem will be that people who love money will be a source of pain to us.

We have to face facts and reality:  people love money, and many people will do whatever it takes to gather as much and as easily as they can.  Another sad and sinister side of life is that many people would sell their own mothers if they could realize a handsome profit by doing so.

If you find what I just wrote difficult or even impossible to believe, you are no doubt younger than thirty years old and are idealistic in nature with the proverbial stars in your eyes, believing in the innate goodness of men and women evolving into increasingly better people as the years pass by.

You are in for a rude awakening as you pilgrim through this life.

Why is it that cults like the WMSCOG heavily recruit on college and university campuses?  Because young people are there, idealists, who believe in the nonsense that spews out of the mouths of the leadership.  Most university and college students born and raised in the United States have been pampered and raised in the lap of luxury and are clueless to what the “real world” has to offer.

Because of their idealistic nature and belief they can “change the world,” (some will), they are targeted by sinister people like those of the WMSCOG who understand they will become their own personal ATM machines.

Think about this:  what easier way to earn money than having idealistic, happy and starry-eyed young people dropping money into the offering basket every Saturday during a WMSCOG meeting?

Sadly, this act of passing the plate is what most churches and cults build their entire “ministries” around. It is the crowning apex of all they do and exist for.

This is why the leadership of cults like the WMSCOG emphasize tithing so much.   To be fair, this is also why many (and I would say most) mainline churches emphasize the same thing:  it is all about the money.  Money, money, money and more money.

When your eyes are opened to this reality, that money is the driving force behind the WMSCOG, all the pieces neatly fall into place.  You will understand why they unceasingly recruit on university and college campuses, why they hold so many weekly meetings, why they incessantly teach on the importance of tithing, why they are such control freaks, etc.  It is all about the god they worship, the false but powerful god of money.