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WHAT IS A CULT?

If you look up "CULT" in the dictionary, you will find a very broad definition of the word which could apply to almost any group of people that worship any person or image or even someone that follows Jesus. The dictionary definition is not specific as to what a cult really is. We all know that man wrote the dictionary with head knowledge, but the word of God is inspired by the Spirit of God and is our only absolute truth.

A cult according to the Word of God is any group of people that worship anything or anyone other than Jesus Christ, and believe anything contrary to His Word as found in the Bible. With that in mind, we must believe that anyone, who claims to know or preach that there is any other way to reach, or know God other than the Lord Jesus Christ is "THE ANTICHRIST" because this is what Jesus has told us in His word.

"Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world." (1 John 4:1-3)

If we choose to believe anything else, we have been deceived. That is why God has given us His Word so that we may know the Truth, and that the Truth will make us free from the deception of Satan.

"Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." (John 8:31-32)

The Bible Says that the Word of God is the Sword of the Spirit. (Ephesians 6:17) What do you do with a sword? You fight with it, it is a weapon. Every time Jesus was confronted by Satan, He used the Word of God to defend Himself. (Matthew 4:1-11, Luke 4:1-13)

We are not fighting a war of flesh and blood, but a spiritual war. We are not fighting the man, but the spirit behind the man. We're not supposed to hate the person but the spirit behind the person, for that is our true enemy.

"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." (Ephesians 6:12)

People are deceived and that is why we must always use the Word of God to defend ourselves so we can bring them to know the Truth of Jesus Christ and deliver them from Satan's deception. That is our true calling to bring in the harvest in these end times.

Let us never forget the very sobering words of the Apostle Paul:

"I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed." (Galatians 1:6-9)

WHY TALK ABOUT CULTS?

We are continually warned in the Bible to have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness. The cults fall into the category of darkness. Cults are leading people astray into lies, deceit, confusion and ultimately hell. According to 2 John 10-11, we are not even supposed to say, "God bless you" to cult members lest we be partakers of their evil deeds. We can tell cultists about the Lord, but if they don't want to hear and persist in their cult activities, we are to have no fellowship with them. Today's Christianity says, "Just love everybody and try to impress them with your life. After all, we all believe the same essentials." But the Bible says to mark those that cause division - not to embrace them.

"Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple." (Romans 16:17-18)

People do not realize that counterfeit religions, like counterfeit money, must resemble the genuine in order to deceive those who lack spiritual discernment or those who have not had the opportunity or taken the time to carefully compare all the facts with the truth of God's Word. Only when one compares men's words with Scripture will it become obvious that cult is a carefully crafted counterfeit, not the pure, genuine, biblical faith.

 PURPOSE

This page has multiple purposes:

  1. Equip Christians to identify cult members from a few words of conversation.
     
  2. Warn Christians, cult members and potential cult members of false doctrines.
     
  3. Equip Christians to effectively witness to cult members and sympathizers.

Satan has filled this world with "Christian" cults and false religious doctrines in order to see as many people as possible cast into the Lake of Fire. He deceives the simple and appeals to the prideful who want a "customized" religion that fits in with their belief system. Cults always offer something "new," which in this world is tantamount to better, but God doesn't change. (Malachi 3:6) So when someone brings you a "new thing," you should be wary and seek the Lord about it.

 WITNESSING TO THE CULTIST

I've met people from a number of cults and all of them had been brainwashed by their religious leaders. You must be in prayer the whole time you are talking to them because the spirits that have control over them must be quieted in order for them to hear what you are saying. The cult member has been told the same lies so many times that they believe it is true. They have been told that their group is the "only one" that has the truth. They may have also been told that the world considers their group a cult. They have been told that disciples of Jesus have to undergo the same persecution that Jesus did. You are talking to a person that thinks they are right.

The biggest weapon you've got is the Word of God because it punches holes in every cult argument. The Bible is the only offensive weapon listed in the whole armor of God. (Ephesians 6:10-18) Nothing can replace an intimate knowledge of the King James Bible. Don't be fooled by all the new versions which claim to be better than all the rest.

Cults have a tendency to change their names, but their evil deeds remain. They'll try to tell you that their "official publications" speak for them, not the writings of their founders and prominent leaders. If you're not sure if an organization is a cult, ask yourself these three questions:

  1. Who is their founder? Jesus said an evil tree cannot bear good fruit and this is true for cults. (Matthew 7:15-20)
     
  2. Who do they say Jesus is?
     
  3. How do they say we must be saved?

 

If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.

2 John 10-11

 

 

...if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

2 Corinthians 4:3-4


You might think the message we bring is intolerant and disrespectful to other world religions, and that is true because Christianity does not tolerate other religions. The truth is always intolerant, 2+2 always equals 4 regardless of whether you want it to equal something else, tolerant mathematics simply doesn't exist. The God of creation has given us His Word in the Bible. This same God is intolerant of other gods and paths to heaven, and according to Him, there is only one way, and that is His way! Jesus Christ is the only way to God, there simply is no other way!

We strive to tell the truth about heaven and hell, and if we are persecuted and labeled intolerant because of the message we bring, that is a price we are willing to pay. The truth is the truth, it doesn't change! We have provided you with the facts to make an informed decision that will be the most important decision you will ever make. Now that you have been presented with the truth, has this information strengthened your faith in your false religion?