Against the Cults

Since I write against the cults, I thought I would add some of the links here so more people can find them. I do not write to persuade the cultists of his or her errant and damnable views. I write so that those who are true believer may understand our saving faith all the more, and rejoice that we have been delivered from such wickedness.

BTW, I should give some explanation about the term “wickedness.” We often think of someone who is wicked to have fangs dripping with blood, and evil intent oozing from their pours. But the reality is that all one has to do to be evil or wicked is have an unbelieving heart concerning God’s word. The writer of Hebrews gives us this idea: Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you and evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God. I stress this because when you meet these people in their cults, they don’t look like the evil portrayed in some of our Hollywood movies. For the most part, people in cults are very nice people. Outwardly, having Mormons live next door to you is usually a positive thing. What makes them evil is their unbelief toward the living and true God, AND their attempts to bring others along in their wickedness. They bring “another gospel” that the Apostle Paul condemned in his letter to the Galatians. These cultist may even think they are doing good for God, but again, the end results are deadly and born out of unbelief. This is the reason for their wickedness.

The Marks of a Cult

Mormonism

Joel Osteen Believes Mormons to be Christians

Mormons at My Door

Mormonism Exposed

Christian Science. — This one I have a particular interest in, since I was raised a Christian Scientist and saved from this cult, by grace, through Jesus Christ.

A Response to a Christian Scientist — This is the first in a series of exchanges I had with a  Christian Science practitioner. These are like their priests and those in their faith go to them for healing and prayer… A practitioner earns his living by doing this, so they have a vested interested in seeing more healings than one can imagine.

A Second Response to a Christian Scientist

Ex-Christian Scientist: Don’t Let the Cults Redefine the Terms

Christian Scientist Have Great Testimonies, But…

Dreaded Animal Magnetism…

From Pleasantville to Principia — One Woman’s Journey from the Cult of Christian Science to Christ.

Christian Science: Deadly in More Ways than One

 

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11 thoughts on “Against the Cults

  1. arkenaten

    Christianity too, is a cult.
    Ironic that there are nigh on 22,000 different christian cults and none can agree with each other, yet all claim to believe in the same god.
    Surely an omnipotent deity would have forseen all the nonsense?
    Unless , of course, it was all man made to start with?
    Just a thought….

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    1. Interesting comments. I have a few questions/responses.

      “Ironic that there are nigh on 22,000 different christian cults and none can agree with each other, yet all claim to believe in the same god.”

      – Why is this ironic? Just because so many people claim to believe in the same god, doesn’t mean they can’t disagree. Right? If they all believed the exact same thing, there would be no purpose for our own human brain. Isn’t this the reason we have the ability to think for ourselves?

      Take the U.S. Constitution for example. Its a rather simple document and fairly easy to read. However, Americans everywhere disagree on what it means, or what it is actually trying to say. However, having a different opinion as to what the Constitution means or is trying to say, doesn’t make you more or less American.

      “Surely an omnipotent deity would have forseen all the nonsense?”

      – I have no doubt that he did. However, I also believe that he decided not to stop the nonsense, and left it for all of us “humans” to deal with.

      “Unless , of course, it was all man made to start with?”

      – Very true. I guess this is why we call it faith.

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  2. Robert Harris

    Response to arkenaten. Yes, there are indeed even more than 22,000 Protestant Christian denominations. I will leave it up to you to check out the scriptures but Jesus very firmly and definitively established HIS church when he told Peter that “upon this rock I will build my church” and then he also sent the Holy Spirit to his disciples (the 12 that were left) and told them that when someone heard them, they would be hearing Him. So, there was 1 church established by Jesus and man messed with that concept in the 16th century when Protestantism arose and then confusion ensued. Rather than adhere to “all the revelation of God present in the Old and New Testaments, man started picking and choosing those things in which they would believe. Thus we have snake handlers, holy rollers, etc, etc. There was one church established by Jesus and it has survived for around 2000 years, it is called the Catholic Church.

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    1. Robert, the Catholic Church was already messed up by the time the Reformers came along. Remember, selling indulgences in order to get into heaven is found no where in Scripture. Belief in Jesus Christ for salvation is the gospel, not adding our works to it. His work is sufficient and efficient for salvation. Jesus Christ is the only Mediator between God and man. We don’t need popes, bishops, Mary, etc. Those are not endorsed by Scripture anywhere, just man’s imagination.
      Blessings

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    2. Do not represent the universal Catholic Church as being the same as the Roman Catholic Church because they are not. Yes many protestant denominations have embraced false doctrines, but the longest running proponent of false teachings has been the Roman Church.

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  3. @arkenaten (and everyone else):

    “Surely an omnipotent deity would have foreseen all the nonsense?”

    I can only imagine that the “omnipotent deity” would have, and did, foresee all the confusion and disagreement over the idea of religion. However, I don’t know if that proves or disproves anyone’s theory or beliefs.

    To me, there would be no point to life/living if God had not given us a brain and the gifts of free will, free thought, free conscious, etc. If he wanted to pre-program our brains/thoughts so that we would all carry a perfect and uniform belief system, I guess he could have. However, along with everything else in the world, he decided to create a perfectly-imperfect man, complete with the ability to reason, think, and make decisions for himself. Instead of making a simplistic world with simple people, he made a complex world where everything works together (and sometimes, in opposite) in order to move forward.

    If everything was predetermined, or if we all had brains that had a set / programmed thought system already in place, there would not be a whole lot of point to the lives we all live.

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  4. Forgive this imposition but the scariest, most heretical and treasonous cult in the USA today is so-called Christian Zionism. It’s adherents display every characteristic of cultists and I fear for the national security of the USA and for the safety of Jews everywhere because of the overwhelming influence of Zionists and the corrupting influence they have on both Christians and Jews – to say nothing of the poor Palestinians whose ethnic-cleansing was planned by Zionists before the holocaust.

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  6. Do not represent the universal Catholic Church as being the same as the Roman Catholic Church because they are not. Yes many protestant denominations have embraced false doctrines, but the longest running proponent of false teachings has been the Roman Church.

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