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What is a cult?

A cult is any group which teaches doctrines or beliefs that deviate from the biblical message of the Christian faith. It is very important that we recognize cults and avoid any involvement with them. Cults often teach some Christian truth mixed with error, which may be difficult to detect.

There are some features common to most cults:

• They do not adhere solely to the sixty-six books of the Bible as the inspired Word of God. They add their "special revelations" to the Bible and view them as equally authoritative.

• They do not accept that our relationship to Jesus Christ is a reality "by grace through faith" alone, but promote instead a salvation by works.

• They do not give Jesus Christ, the divine Son of God, full recognition as the second Person of the Trinity, composed of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

Some of these groups are Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, the Unification Church, Unitarians, Spiritists, Scientologists, and others.

 

2 Comments

Brian says 9.29.2010, 00:17 a.m.

Hello, I saw this article, and as a Mormon, I thought I'd provide a comment. Paul emphasized faith in Christ, not boasting of our selves. James said faith without works is dead. So who do we believe, Paul or James? How about both? What did Jesus say?Love God, all men and and to let people see our good works. The Bible is full of commandments and admonishments from prophets and the son of God to keep the commandments. How does that deviate from the Bible?Mormons believe that Jesus is a member of the Godhead as described in the Bible. We believe Jesus is the literal resurrected son of God, just as Stephen saw him on the right hand of the Father.The Trinity is not mentioned in the Bible. The doctrine of the Trinity came from a council of men in the 4th Century. The doctrine of the Trinity confuses the very resurrected nature of Christ. Mormons believe the Bible. The entire Bible. Literally. We believe that Jesus is the son of God and that he died for the sins of all mankind. His Church bears his name. We worship him as our redeemer. We also claim boldly that Christ has restored his church in the latter days. If you'd like to know what Mormons really believe, visit http://lds.org/ Either way, have a nice day!

Cut says 9.7.2010, 04:21 a.m.

Why does God allow such things to happen to people lost in believing, even though they themselves truly love God but in different ways and different doctrines? Please don't say that you are NOT God so you can't answer.

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