Yes Socci, there were cults in every decade and there will always be in future decades.<quoted text>
Yes there were other denominations before the Reformation & Luther. There was the numerous Orthodox and the Waldensians, Nazarenes, Galatian, and several others Catholics like to pretend never existed.
Today the only way to find the true church or faith of Jesus is with God's word. Find the ones keeping God's law including the right Sabbath and you narrow it way down. And there goes the RC.
If they were on the side of truth, Christ would see to it that His message is brought to more than the handful who belong to these separate groups.
Conspiracy Christianity has no place in Christianity. Christ did not start a secret hidden sect with so much confusion. I encourage you to splash some cold water on your face and walk away from the ignorant infested cult you're in.