Intimidation Tactic #1

How would you feel if you went to your deacon and shared something in what you thought was a valid conversation only to later hear it being mocked from the pulpit? You can barely pay attention to the sermon because your mind is running rampant wondering why on earth Pastor Scott would be attacking what you said. The answer is intimidation. This is a tactic used quite often at Calvary Temple and its goal is to take a person who is of good reputation and demean the individual to make them question themselves.

The only person in the congregation who knows it is an attack is the individual who is being mocked since names are rarely mentioned. A Scripture that comes to mind regarding this tactic used by Calvary Temple is 2 Corinthians 1:24 which says, “Not that we lord it over your faith, but we work with you for your joy, for you stand firm in your faith.” If Paul wasn’t able to justify lording over “lesser believers”, in the same way Pastor Scott has no reason to tear apart questions and concerns that those in the congregation have.

(For other Scripture references refuting this tactic see 1 Peter 5:3, 2 Corinthians 4:5, and Matthew 23:8-10)

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Author: landonmatthews

"Son of man, I have appointed you as a watchman for Israel. Whenever you receive a message from me, warn people immediately. If I warn the wicked, saying, ‘You are under the penalty of death,’ but you fail to deliver the warning, they will die in their sins. And I will hold you responsible for their deaths." Ezekiel 3:17-18 NLT

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