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Some Notes on the Cult Articles
Have nothing to do with the unfruitful works of darkness. Instead, expose them for what they are. Ephesians 5:11
Why do I examine and write about cults? I sometimes wonder if it's worth it. You see, I get so much mail from all over the world saying I am Anti- this and Anti-that, that I'm opinionated, that I'm an Idiot, that I'm going to be sued, that I'm a devil or possessed, I'm in darkness, in danger of hell and so on. I write the articles because I try to love you as Jesus loves you, unconditionally. Honestly it's depressing when people send you mail which insult you, accuse you and air their totally wrong impression of what point you were making and warn you not to respond.
Paul talks about these same things in all his letters, but part of what he says is hard to understand. Some ignorant and unsteady people even destroy themselves by twisting what he said. They do the same thing with other Scriptures too. 2Peter 3:16
I don't write the articles because I'm anti anything, bitter or hate anyone. I don't make any money and I'm certainly not possessed. I write about and research the groups because I would like to follow the example of Jesus to seek and save the lost. Now I know I expose the dark and hidden things the groups do or teach, and this annoys their leaders and members. I use primary source documentation and thoroughly examine all sources of info even checking with members of the groups if I'm clear on their teachings. I consult members and ex-members to get a full picture. If I quote from their writings or books I always include where the quote is from so the reader can examine for themselves if I'm taking anything out of context or misquoting or even lying. I rarely give opinions, just comparing the Scriptures to the cult's teaching. And if you think I'm misinterpreting Scriptures, then let me explain I believe as many other Christians that Scripture interprets Scripture, it is the final authority in all matters pertaining to faith.
As the Lord's servant, you must not quarrel. You must be kind toward all, a good and patient teacher, who is gentle as you correct your opponents, for it may be that God will give them the opportunity to repent and come to know the truth. And then they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the Devil, who had caught them and made them obey his will.
2 Timothy 2:24-26
Never say anything that isn't true. Have nothing to do with lies and misleading words. Proverbs 4:24
It's not easy writing the articles when you get so much hate mail, especially when you discover the person who read the article is a long lost pal or acquaintance that is now in a cult and they send you a scathing letter and refuse to let you answer them. This has happened on a couple of occasions, I have even got letters from Christians who think it's wrong to show what lies cult victims are being taught, because "they are sincere and that's all that matters".
There is a way that seems right to a person, but eventually it ends in death. Proverbs 14:12
Well to all those who believe I'm doing wrong, I ask you to think about all those unfortunate people who died as a result of religious cults. To name a few, The People's Temple 900+, Solar Temple 60+, Branch Dividians 93, Heaven's Gate 30, Aum Shinryco 20, Al Quaydia 3900+. That's just the ones that get into the news, others that don't feature but hundreds of deaths have been immediately attributed to are Jehovah's Witnesses because of their stance that blood transfusions are against Jehovah's laws (which they aren't). Various Mormon groups who believe in blood atonement, that Jesus' blood isn't sufficient to pay for sin, so slitting throats and shootings are regular occurrences in Utah as a result. Then there's Christian Science, who have the blood of many victims on their hands because they believe all sickness is wrong thinking and doctors aren't necessary. There's also those false teachers who preach faith for healing and believing you are healed when you aren't including Kenneth Hagin, Kenneth Copeland, Benny Hinn, Charlie Capps. The blood of many is on their hands. Even seeming peaceful Indian yogic groups which seem to be non-religious have many deaths on their hands. One group now big in Ireland is hiding it's grim history where over 103 of it's Indian members burned themselves to death as an act of protest and devotion because their leader was jailed for tax fraud.
Then there is those who don't die, but their lives are ruined and faith destroyed. Mental breakdowns, fear, anxieties, family break-ups, attempted suicide, depression, bitterness and resentment follow those who realize they have been conned, deceived, ripped off by cults and false teachers.
So on a humanitarian basis there is a need for information to inoculate potential victims, and help victims in cults. On the Christian side, there is a twofold call to bring the good news to all creation (Matthew 28:18-20 ) as well as expose the works of darkness (Ephesians 5:11). A Christian must also handle the Word of God correctly. So please, if you find anything offensive or in your opinion wrong, then please write to me and allow me the courtesy to reply. God Bless.
God in his mercy has given us this work to do, and so we do not become discouraged. We put aside all secret and shameful deeds; we do not act with deceit, nor do we falsify the word of God. In the full light of truth we live in God's sight and try to commend ourselves to everyone's good conscience. For if the gospel we preach is hidden, it is hidden only from those who are being lost. 2Corinthians 4:1-3
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