The mind of an Armstrrongite is a terrbile thing to waste....or make fun of:
From a conservative Yahoo Group that worships HWA:
I blame lots of this confusion on the way people hang onto the teachings of Books like. “How to win friends and influence people.”
It is all about selling by manipulation. Starting on commonly held idea’s. Leading people to lower their guard. Then when fully mesmerised, to throw in the deceitful selling pitch. Then get out quick. Before the people realize they just bought something they never wanted.Compare that to how Mr Armstrong advertised and sold things. He gave the facts, explaining in detail.
My wife was talking to a Protestant Minister a few years ago and he asked what Church did she attend. She answered something like a part of the Old WCG. Now this is where the story gets interesting.
He said that at the Ministers college they taught from his books. Etc.
So this would mean that they learn how to twist what he taught. How to bamboozle people’s minds. Of truth and error to confuse.Quite a few years ago, I started to studied many books like. “How to win friends and influence people.” Just to learn how people (and Church Ministers) use mind control tricks to sell ideas.
I have heard how one WCG Evangelist said. “That after Ambassador College started to use the Book. “How to win friends and influence people.” That he was never able to tell if anyone was telling the truth or lying”.
I believe that those types of sales book are based on the spirit as stated in. (especially the words I have underlined below) Gal 5:20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies,One of Satan’s greatest Books was taught in Ambassador College. Everyone needs to get those idea’s completely out of their minds.Christ talked lots about the Truth. We need to get back to Yes is Yes. Not the “Yes” of those Selling Books that means. “Tricking you. Sending you to sleep”.Everyone should read these. “How to lie and manipulate People”. Books to find out how to be on guard to the methods of the power of the air.In short. Confusion comes from Satanic idea’s.