The story varies somewhat with each internet dating scam, but the intention remains the same: robbing you of your hard-earned cash.If somebody asks you to wire them cash online - no matter what the reason, no matter how plausible or sad it sounds - don't.Have you ever exchanged emails with someone you met through an internet dating site, just to wonder if its the same person who is replying to your messages each time?
The Singles Service Team is proud to represent single disciples and singles ministries around the world, and to channel the unique perspectives and passions that the undivided devotion of single disciples brings to the body of Christ and to the world.
We are working hard to extend their influence in their local congregations and beyond.
Of course models, actors and other extremely attractive people want to find love too, and you may very well have lucked out in the attractiveness category with the person you are communicating with online.
But if your online date also falls into one of the other internet dating scam categories listed here, then you may want to do a bit more investigating, first.
Members are required to "tag" (stand on street corners or busy intersections begging for money) to raise funds for Special Missions and countless retreats, conferences, workshops, etc. It's not unusual for college students to use their financial aid money to make their Special Missions requirement.
The pressure to fund these projects are often so great that the son of a high ranking shepherding couple was arrested for stealing watches from a department store to make his special missions contribution. The church often preaches that if one is not regularly "fruitful" (personally meeting, studying the bible, and baptizing someone) they will be cut off from Jesus and thrown into hell. The church systematically infantilizes its members by requiring that members get permission (ie.Individuals and families that can barely make ends meet yet are guilted into sacrificing all they have to the church with the promise that God will take care of them.Yet, the only people God seems to be "taking care of" is those in upper leadership. The church does not baptize foreigners unless they agree to return to their country of origin with the sole purpose to expand the ICC. Kip believes that he is a "modern day apostle", "God's right hand man", and a "high priest." He often uses Deuteronomy -13 to instill fear and compliance in those that are "arrogant" enough to question his decisions and actions: "The person who acts arrogantly, refusing to listen either to the priest who stands there serving the Lord your God or to the judge, MUST DIE. 13 Then all the people will hear about it, be afraid, and no longer behave arrogantly." This list was originally a series of anonymous comments on the Ex post, Crosswalk.com: 10 Signs of an Abusive Church.Yet, no one can remember the last time Kip's wife, Elena Mc Kean, was personally fruitful nor any of her direct disciples. "advice") from church leaders about everything in their lives-where to live, where to work, where to go to school, who to date, whom to marry, whether or not they can go on vacation.Students in particular are discouraged from going home during school break to visit family. Excluding college students, the remainder of the church is made up of the "working poor".A one time WSL committed adultery twice with prostitutes.