Exploitive Doctrines of Wayman
Just a quick review.
Doctrine simply means teaching. What is taught in Wayman O.'s fellowship is for the specific purpose of exploiting the members of the churches. Wayman himself has referred to the people in his churches as "human resources," which is very revealing. This is how he views the people in the churches, as resources.
There are several doctrines that work together to maximize the expoitation of the members of the churches in Wayman O.'s fellowship. The first doctrine is that the LORD deliberately saved you through the "ministry" of the specific fellowship church that you prayed the sinner's prayer in. They take a Scripture out of context for this, as they do with most of their teachings.
1 Corinthians 12:18
But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him. (KJV)
Now, in order to fully explain how this teaching works, I will mention another teaching. Wayman's fellowship teaches that you can lose your salvation, and they teach that one of the ways you can lose your salvation is by disobeying the revealed "will of God." They teach that it is the will of God that you stay in the fellowship church where you prayed for salvation, and they teach that direct disobedience to the revealed will of God will cost you your salvation, and you will go to hell.
There are other teachings attached to this, but that is the basic one. You are to attend the church where God saved you. A variation of this is that you are to stay in the Potter's House even if you prayed to be saved in another church, because God obviously brought you to the Potter's House because it is the will of God for you to serve God there. Nice.
The next teaching that they use to exploit members is about always attending all of the church services. Again, this is based on an out of context Scripture that they twist.
Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. (KJV)
They tell the new convert that it is the will of God that they be in every service. Once again, disobeying the revealed will of God will cost you your salvation. I even heard it said in Wayman's fellowship, "I would hate to be missing from church when the LORD comes back." This implies that those who miss church will be left behind if the rapture comes during that church service.
Since the fellowship has two main services on Sunday, a mid week service, a "music scene" service (or something like that), as well as "revival services" that can be for an entire week, along with prayer meetings and Bible studies, a convert's free time is largely spent in church, as well as traveling to and from church. This gets the convert into a social cycle whereby they mostly only associate with fellow members of the church. It isolates them from the rest of society. That's not the will of God, but it is the will of Wayman.
Members will even be told to forsake other activities, such as school activities for their children, to "be in church." If they have jobs that interfere with church attendance, they are encouraged to do all that they can to get a work schedule that allows them to "come to church."
The next teaching that is woven into these other ones is the tithe teaching. Members are taught that they are to give a minimum of 10% of any income they get to the church. Again, it is the will of God. They are told that those who fail to pay this money will be damned. They are also greatly pressured to give above the 10% in order to ensure their personal blessing.
For this teaching they, as usual, use out of context Scripture. Their favorite one seems to be this one:
Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation. Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. (KJV)
They take this, and other Old Testament Scriptures, out of context and make their demand that the people in the church pay tithes and offerings in order to be "right with God."
Then they claim the Jesus commanded the church to tithe, using this Scripture completely out of context:
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. (KJV)
Jesus was speaking to Jews who were under the Law of Moses, and not to the church. Yet, Wayman's teachings insist that Jesus was commanding the New Testament church to tithe according to the Law of Moses. The actual teachings of the New Testament, particularly those written by the Apostle Paul, state clearly that Christians are not under the Law. That doesn't stop Wayman's pastors from demanding the Christians keep a tithing law, again, saying it is the will of God.
Another teaching that gets in the mix is the teaching on what Wayman calls "headship." The teachings of Wayman essentially put the pastor in the place of Jesus in the life of the church member. This teaching essentially states that obediance to your "God appointed pastor" is equal to obedience to God.
One of the key Scriptures that they use for this teaching is 1 Samuel 15:23
For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king. (KJV)
This is the Prophet Samuel speaking to King Saul. Saul disobeyed what Samuel had commanded him to do. What is taught in Wayman's fellowship is that when you disobey your pastor, it is the same as when King Saul disobeyed the Prophet Samuel. What they leave out is the fact that Samuel had given Saul a direct word from the LORD. However, I heard Wayman say that disciples in the church are to take their pastor's word as the Word of God. Essentially, all your pastor says is "thus saith the LORD." That is insane, but that is pretty much what they teach.
As a Christian in one of Wayman's churches, you are not permitted to study the Bible for yourself and come to any conclusions that contradict what your pastor says the Bible says. Again, this is seen as rebellion, and the "sin of witchcraft." After being conditioned by this teaching, converts will come to read the Bible with the idea that they already know what it says, because it has to say what the pastor says it says.
Yet another teaching that goes with all of these others is the teaching that you must constantly be "witnessing" and trying to convert people. There is another teaching that goes along with this teaching as well, and that is that those who do not get "saved," immediately upon hearing your three minute "witness of the truth of God," are refusing to get saved because they are wicked. This further enables Wayman and his pastors to cause converts to cut off all non members of the church, including their own families. It enables Wayman and his pastors to isolate the converts from the rest of the world.
It also produces converts. Obviously, in spite of the poor presentation that these members of the church give of the gospel of Jesus Christ, based on the fact that they witness to so many people, sooner or later they hit on someone who is vulnerable and looking for answers. This ensures Wayman and his pastors that new people will be coming into the church, not just for church growth, but to replace those members who finally burn out and leave. Most fellowship churches stay the same size for years and years, but with a rotating membership. It is necessary, due to the fact that people are always leaving these churches, to make certain that replacements are coming in.
They have Scriptures for this, of course. One of them is:
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. (KJV)
Using this King James translation, it was said that we should preach to everything that moves. Every creature. Thus Wayman and his pastors managed to get most of the members of their churches constantly trying to recruit new people.
Put all of these teachings together and you have a formula for domination and exploitation of church people. It is all based on deceptive use of Bible Scriptures, but once they convince people of these teachings, they are able to get them for massive resources, a cheering audience, and a work force to recruit new members. Those at the top of Wayman's organization are able to have a very pleasant life style for themselves with a good income and a church expense account. That is the real motivation behind the entire fellowship.
At any point, if most would step out of this fellowship and read the Bible for themselves, they would probably snap out of it. Even if they just got away from it for a while, their common sense thinking would kick back in, and they would see through it. Unfortunately most don't do that until they are burning out from giving so much time, labor, and money to that organization.
We write what we know, and leave it up to anyone who reads it to understand what is really going on in Wayman's World. The sooner someone gets out, the better off they are.