What Is A Cult?
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Jason

Caddo Mills, TX

#1 Nov 22, 2012
Jeff Jeffers a Baptist preacher in Dallas,Tx. calls the Mormon Church a cult.

Check out the lesson below.

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/26997284
one

Euless, TX

#2 Nov 22, 2012
Jason wrote:
Jeff Jeffers a Baptist preacher in Dallas,Tx. calls the Mormon Church a cult.

Check out the lesson below.

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/26997284
Looks like his parents had a difficult time thinking about what to name him. Something that makes you go hmmmm
Lynn

Caddo Mills, TX

#3 Nov 22, 2012
one wrote:
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Looks like his parents had a difficult time thinking about what to name him. Something that makes you go hmmmm
You may be right in your thinking.

I found it interesting that Mr. Jeffers called the Mormons a cult using a specific pattern.

1. Not established until several 100 years ago.
2. Uses another book other than the bible (other doctrines).
3. Has a man who established it.

By the same token the Baptist Church to which Mr Jeffers preaches for happens to be in the very same position.

I guess he did not think it through before he spoke.

“Music Lover”

Since: Jan 11

Royse City Texas

#4 Nov 26, 2012
When we hear the word “cult,” we often think of a group that worships Satan, sacrifices animals, or takes part in evil, bizarre, and pagan rituals. However, in reality, most cults appear much more innocent. The specific Christian definition of a cult is “a religious group that denies one or more of the fundamentals of biblical truth.” In simpler terms, a cult is a group that teaches something that will cause a person to remain unsaved if he/she believes it. As distinct from a religion, a cult is a group that claims to be part of the religion, yet denies essential truth(s) of that religion. A Christian cult is a group that denies one or more of the fundamental truths of Christianity, while still claiming to be Christian.

The two most common teachings of cults are that Jesus was not God and that salvation is not by faith alone. A denial of the deity of Christ results in Jesus’ death not being a sufficient payment for our sins. A denial of salvation by faith alone results in salvation being achieved by our own works, something the Bible vehemently and consistently denies. The two most well-known examples of cults are the Jehovah's Witnesses and Mormons. Both groups claim to be Christian, yet both deny the deity of Christ and salvation by faith alone. Jehovah's Witnesses and Mormons believe many things that are in agreement with or similar to what the Bible teaches. However, the fact that they deny the deity of Christ and preach a salvation by works qualifies them as a cult. Many Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons, and members of other cults are “good people” who genuinely believe they hold the truth. As Christians, our hope and prayer must be that many people involved in the cults will see through the lies and will be drawn to the truth of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ alone.
James 2-24

Whitewright, TX

#5 Dec 1, 2012
RH - " a cult is a group that claims to be part of the religion, yet denies essential truth(s) of that religion. A Christian cult is a group that denies one or more of the fundamental truths of Christianity, while still claiming to be Christian."

Me - You just described all of denominationalism above. Each church from the Catholic to the Methodist, Episcopal to the Lutheran, to the Pentecostal to the Baptist Church, on and on they all oppose simple clear teachings of the NT.

Most oppose (James 2:24) all the while denying they do so.

There is not one scripture which says one is saved by faith "alone".

There is however a scripture which clearly states one is "NOT" SAVED BY FAITH "ALONE".

RH, you happen to be in the river of denominationalism which opposes the very word of God.

Wake up man!!!

thegospelofchrist.com

thetruthinlove.com
rcgirl

Dallas, TX

#7 Dec 7, 2012
ronone wrote:
youtube.com/watch?v=aZaxo6mqKv A
The Cult are a British rock band formed in 1983. They gained a dedicated following in Britain in the mid 1980s as a post-punk band with singles such as "She Sells Sanctuary", before breaking mainstream in the United States in the late 1980s as a hard rock band with singles such as "Love Removal Machine" and "Fire Woman". The band fuse a "heavy metal revivalist" sound with the "pseudo-mysticism ... of The Doors [and] the guitar-orchestrations of Led Zeppelin ... while adding touches of post-punk goth rock".[1] Since their earliest form in Bradford during 1981, the band have had various line-ups; the longest-serving members are vocalist Ian Astbury and guitarist Billy Duffy, the band's two songwriters.

After moving to London, the band released the album Love in 1985, which charted at No. 4 in the United Kingdom, and which included singles such as "She Sells Sanctuary" and "Rain". In the late 1980s, the band dropped their post-punk sound in favour of hard rock with their third album, Electric; the polish on this new sound was facilitated by Rick Rubin, who produced the record. Their fourth album, Sonic Temple, proceeded in a similar vein, and these two LPs enabled them to break into the North American market. By the early 1990s, the band were fraying behind the scenes, due to alcohol abuse and off-stage tensions, leading to a split-up in 1995.[1] The band reunited in 1999 and recorded the album Beyond Good and Evil, and they reissued all of their albums in Asia and Eastern Europe in 2003 and Japan in 2004. In 2006, the band reformed again to perform a series of worldwide tours. In October 2007, the band released the album Born into This, on the Roadrunner Records label. In July 2009, Astbury announced that The Cult would not record or produce any more studio albums, focusing on EPs and Digital Releases instead for new material,[2] though he subsequently changed his mind and declared that there would be another album in the near future.[3][4] Their ninth studio album, entitled Choice of Weapon, was released on 22 May 2012.
I saw The Cult in the early 90's at the Convention Center in Dallas....good show.
Blue OC

Emory, TX

#8 Dec 17, 2012

I like BOC myself. I think R. Hippie went off into left field. We are discussing Religious cults and the things they make people do.

1. Coming down to some steps and making the people think they went to an alter of some kind. No alter in the NT worship.

2. Saying a prayer to "get saved". Not in the NT (After the death of Jesus).

3. Teaching Once saved always saved.

4. Teaching all churches are part of the ONE unified church.

5. Teaching "agreeing to disagree" is a biblical doctrine.

None of the doctrines above are in the Bible.

gbntv.org
obvious

Irving, TX

#9 Dec 17, 2012
Agreeing to disagree just means that I recognize your right to be wrong. Its not an endorsement.

“Music Lover”

Since: Jan 11

Royse City Texas

#10 Dec 17, 2012
Westboro Baptist church
Christians

Emory, TX

#11 Dec 20, 2012
Rockstar hippy wrote:
Westboro Baptist church
Is this Baptist Church found in the Bible? B/c you know whatever is not of faith is a SIN.

...for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.(Rom. 14:23)

How do we get our faith?

17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.(Rom. 10;17).

If it cannot be found in the book of books (bible) then it is not of faith (a sin).

thegospelofchrcist.com
obvious

Denton, TX

#12 Dec 21, 2012
Cheesecake,diapers, computers, etc...........if your theology must avoid the obvious to exist it is false.
GBNTVorg

Emory, TX

#13 Dec 21, 2012
Do you think Noah used nails and a hammer to build the ark?

Did the Lord say anything about a hammer and nails being used in the building of the ark?

What ever is needed to obey the command of the Lord is an expedient (needful).

***

19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you:(Mt.28:18)

"Go" - We can run,walk,ride,fly,etc. b/c the Lord did not specify HOW to "Go".

Man is free to DECIDE HOW to go.

"Teaching them" - The only things we can "teach" is what the Lord said and is recorded in the NT.

The Lord specified what was to be taught.

Teaching them "to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you".

******

...ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God,(1Thess.2:13)

11 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; (1Peter 4:11)

thetruthinlove.com

theancientplan.com

gbntv.org
John

Caddo Mills, TX

#14 Dec 27, 2012
We must go to the bible for our answers.

11 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; (1Peter 4:11)
Alison

Caddo Mills, TX

#15 Jan 2, 2013
A cult is a group which hides their true intent until a time they decide to reveal that information.

The church of Christ is not hiding anything, especially with websites like -

missionprinting.us (click on Publications).

thegospelofchrist.com
Jeffers

Caddo Mills, TX

#16 Jan 11, 2013
Jason wrote:
Jeff Jeffers a Baptist preacher in Dallas,Tx. calls the Mormon Church a cult.
Check out the lesson below.
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/26997284
According to Jeffers all denominations are cults.

It is best to go back to the very first century and do as they did. When one does as the first century Christians did he can be what they were, Christians and Christians alone. No hyphenated anything just a Christian.

The question is, which church was described in (Acts 2)?

The church described in (Acts 2) could not be any church which was established beyond the second century.

So which church does things as those in (Acts 2)?

thegospelofchrist.com

gbntv.org
I Love Bacon

Greenville, TX

#17 Jan 24, 2013
This is very interesting.

theancientplan.com
Rom 16 -16

Greenville, TX

#18 Jan 29, 2013
16 Salute one another with an holy kiss. The churches of Christ salute you.(Rom. 16:16)

whybaptism.org
TheWiseMan

San Antonio, TX

#19 Jan 29, 2013
John wrote:
We must go to the bible for our answers.
11 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; (1Peter 4:11)
If you had read your bible you would know that what you have said is false.
Aggie

Greenville, TX

#20 Feb 4, 2013
We are discussing Religious cults and the things they make people do which has nothing to do with the word of God.

1. Coming down to some steps and making the people think they went to an alter of some kind. No alter in the NT worship.

2. Saying a prayer to "get saved". Not in the NT (After the death of Jesus).

3. Teaching Once saved always saved.

4. Teaching all churches are part of the ONE unified church.

5. Teaching "agreeing to disagree" is a biblical doctrine.

None of the doctrines above are in the Bible.

gbntv.org
Speak

Greenville, TX

#21 Mar 26, 2013
11 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God;...(1Peter 4:11)

thetruthinlove.com

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