1. He wants you to sell or give away your belongings ( Luke 14:33, Matthew 19:21, Luke 18:22)
  2. He wants you to cut off family who interfere, and leave your home/job to follow him (Matt. 10:35–37, Luke 14:26, Matthew 19:29)
  3. Unverifiable reward if you believe (Heaven, i.e. the carrot)
  4. Unverifiable punishment if you disbelieve (Hell, i.e. the stick)
  5. Sabotages the critical thinking faculties you might otherwise use to remove it (Proverbs 3:5, 2 Corinthians 5:7, Proverbs 14:12, Proverbs 28:26)
  6. Invisible trickster character who fabricates apparent evidence to the contrary in order to lead you astray from the true path (Satan)
  7. Targets children and the emotionally/financially vulnerable for recruitment (sunday schools, youth group, teacher led prayer, prison ministries, third world missions)

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