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 anyone 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, andbelieveanything 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.1 John 4:2-3If 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.John 8:32The Bible Says that the Word of God is the Sword of the Spirit.Ephesians 6:17What 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 4:1-13We 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 are not to hate the person but the spirit behind the person, for that is who our true enemy is.Ephesians 6:12People are deceived into doing what they do. That is why we must always use the Word of God to defend ourselves, that we might 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 am shocked that you are turning away so soon from God, who called you to himself through the loving mercy of Christ. You are following a different way that pretends to be the Good News but is not the Good News at all. You are being fooled by those who deliberately twist the truth concerning Christ. Let God’s curse fall on anyone, including us or even an angel from heaven, who preaches a different kind of Good News than the one we preached to you. I say again what we have said before: If anyone preaches any other Good News than the one you welcomed, let that person be cursed."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 to2 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'."The Bible says tomark those that cause division - not to embrace them.Romans 16:18
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.
This website 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 has said,"I do not change".Malachi 3:6So when someone brings you a "new thing" you should be wary and really seek the Lord about it.
Witnessing to the Cultist
I've met many people over the years from a number of different groups, some of which are loving and warm. But just by having faith in something or being kind does not make one right. We are commanded in the Bible to test the spirits in 1 John 4. For true believers in Christ, the Bible is much more than clever stories and blind faith. The Bible IS the Word of God and can back up what it says! So how do you witness to someone involved in a cult? The quick answer would be "The same as anyone else", but I must stress certain considerations you need to be aware of. I will number them below.
1. ...When talking to a member of a cult you need to keep in mind that the person you are speaking to has been brainwashed to some extent by their religious leaders.
2. ...That you must be in constant prayer while you are talking to a cult member, because the spirits that have control over them must be quieted in order for them to hear what you are saying.
3. ...That the cult member has been told the same lies so many times that they believe it is truth.
4. ...They have been told that their group is the only one that has the truth. They may have even been told by their religious leaders that the world considers their group a cult.
5. ...They have been told that disciples of Jesus have to undergo the same persecution that Jesus did.
6. ...You are talking to a person that thinks they are right.
7. ...That the biggest weapon you've got is the Word of God. It punches holes in every cult argument. The Bible is the only offensive weapon listed in thewhole armor of Godin Ephesians chapter 6.
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?Take a look at their founder, Jesus said an evil tree cannot bear good fruit and this is true for cults.Matthew 7:15-20
2. Ask yourself, "Who do they say Jesus is?"
3. Ask yourself, "How do they say we must be saved?"
If anyone comes to your meeting and does not teach the truth about Christ, don’t invite that person into your home or give any kind of encouragement. Anyone who encourages such people becomes a partner in their evil work.2 John 10-11
If the Good News we preach is hidden behind a veil, it is hidden only from people who are perishing. Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God. 2 Corinthians 4:3-4
You might think the message we bring is intolerant and disrespectful to other religions in the world, and that is true, 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 form of 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 to God, there simply is no other way)!
We strive to tell the truth about the way to get to heaven, 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, 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 religion?