What Is A Cult?
In this post I would like for us to do is examine our churches to make sure that they are not cults.
What is a cult? When people hear the word cult, they automatically think of a group a particular group that is outside the realm of true Christianity. Maybe Charles Manson, Jonestown or David Karesh come to mind of those who hear the word cult. Is a cult really what we think it is? What is a cult?
www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cult defines what a cult is and has some other useful information
http://www.howcultswork.com/ shows how cults work
http://www.cultwatch.com/ also gives cult information.
www.watchman.org/profile/patrnpro.htm tells of what to look out for when it comes to cults.
www.religioustolerance.org/cults.htm also gives a view into what cults are like in nature.
www.ehow.com/how_2308793_how-someone-leave-religous-cult.html# tips on how to leave
Why do some religious groups have cult like qualities? What does that say about that particular group? Should believers be concerned about cults today? Why? Are you concerned about your particular group or questioned some of your religious groups doctrines and practices as cult like in nature? Are their any red flags that you see within the church you attend? If you felt like you were apart of a cult would you leave it? Why or why not? Please share your story with us if you have been apart of a cult and left. Can any denomination end up being a cult?
What do you think?
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