Cult religion, how to tell

There are quite a few cult religions out there that claim to be true and adhere to God’s word. But every cult type religion has several things in common. Here is a list on how to tell if a particular religion is a cult in disguise.

  1. They separate you from the Bible by saying that you are not smart enough to understand it. And you are not allowed to question their teachings.
  2. They deem their interpretation as absolute truth. And everyone else is wrong and probably going to Hell.
  3. That they are the only ones going to Heaven because they have it right.
  4. They have their own translation of God’s word (one written specifically for that belief), all other translations are wrong.
  5. They control you through fear. Example: If you leave the religion, you are going to Hell and will be banished from the church, your family, and friends.
  6. They preach separation. That you should not converse with other outside their belief.
  7. They teach that their elders, priest, etc… are the only ones who can speak to God, or get wisdom from God to interpret the Bible.
  8. They makes you bow to their higher positions in the church as if they were gods.
  9. They have people in the congregation check up on you to make sure you are not swaying from their teachings.
  10. They make you feel as if you are the lowest of the low, and it’s only through them that you could ever make atonement for sin. Blocking the believers way to have direct access to God.
  11. They tell you who to pray to, or tell you that you are not worthy to pray to anyone.
  12. They tell you to give them your life savings and possessions. And make you live just above poverty. Never knowing where your next meal will come from so that when they help you, you will be solely dependent upon them for all your needs. Making it almost impossible for you to leave. Separation from you family and friends ensures you will have nowhere to go.
  13. They make you work for them and pay you little money. In this way they use money to control you.
  14. They do secret things that they tell you that you cannot tell anyone else.
  15. They teach you things that they tell you that you cannot tell anyone else.
  16. And if you break any of the 2 rules above, something real bad will happen to you, your family, and it will be your own fault.
  17. They actually have punishment for wrong doing. Using the fear of it to keep you inline.
  18. They claim that everyone is preselected for heaven or Hell, and there is nothing that can be done.
  19. That salvation is a ticket to sin because it can never be lost (a form of bondage). A covenant you do not have the freewill to remove yourself from is bondage. A covenant that makes it okay to sin, which makes what Christ dies for on the cross worthless, is wrong. Christ died to forgive sin, not condone it.
  20. They teach you that hell does not exist. Then justify that by saying: Would you throw your children into Hell? Our fleshly logic of what we would or would not do, does not determine what God would or would not do. There are laws that make Heaven a heaven. To allow certain things is to change that which we do not understand yet.
  21. They say: You have to be a member of this church, denomination, etc… In order to go to heaven. Salvation is an individual choice, not a group choice. A church can no more save you than a lizard can. And we won’t be judged for what church we went to, or what denomination we believed. We will be judged individually, which means we will be responsible for our individual actions.
  22. They give Satan more credit than he deserves, basically claiming that God has deserted us. God controls what Satan can and cannot do. Go read the Book of Job. you may think that was unfair, but God allowed that to happen to teach us about how the powers of good and evil work. Because as you read that book, notice that Satan had to ask God before he could do anything to Job or his family. What that is relaying is that there are rules to both good and evil that even Satan has to follow.

The basic goals of a cult is to have a degree of absolute control over you using fear. And exalt themselves to be as god’s though they would never admit this. The simple test to do is to see if you have:

  1. The freewill to challenge their teachings.
  2. The freewill to interpret the Bible yourself.
  3. The freewill to leave without fear of prosecution of the church.
  4. The ability to associate with those outside the congregation.
  5. The freewill to tithe the amount you are led to give.
  6. The freewill to pray directly to Jesus Christ.
  7. The freewill to to choose to live your life for Christ, and not being forced to do it.
  8. No secrets, because truth will set you free. Only sins need to be held in secret.

etc…

The free gift of salvation is not bondage. Christ came to set the captives free, not move them from one form of bondage unto another.





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The Information Packed into a Bird Egg, Part 4

The following Speaking of Science article by David Coppedge appeared in Creation Matters, Vol. 23, No. 5, May/June 2018.

There’s more in a bird’s egg than can be accounted for by the Reverse Humpty-Dumpty Hypothesis (i.e., Darwinism). 

New Bird of Paradise Species Has Smooth Dance Moves. 

Take a look at the photo in this National Geographic article.[7] Would you think it’s a space alien? This jet-black bird of paradise from West Papua New Guinea, with two bright blue eyes and open beak, sporting a glistening aqua neck pouch, is doing its mating dance. Whether it is really a new species or just a variety is a debate for taxonomists, but the embedded video will likely impress anyone.

7. Gibbons, S. (2018, April 18) New bird of paradise species has smooth dance moves. NationalGeographic.com. Retrieved May 10, 2018 from https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/04/new-species-birds-of-paradise-animals-spd/

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The Information Packed into a Bird Egg, Part 4

The following Speaking of Science article by David Coppedge appeared in Creation Matters, Vol. 23, No. 5, May/June 2018.

There’s more in a bird’s egg than can be accounted for by the Reverse Humpty-Dumpty Hypothesis (i.e., Darwinism).

New Bird of Paradise Species Has Smooth Dance Moves.

Take a look at the photo in this National Geographic article.[7] Would you think it’s a space alien? This jet-black bird of paradise from West Papua New Guinea, with two bright blue eyes and open beak, sporting a glistening aqua neck pouch, is doing its mating dance. Whether it is really a new species or just a variety is a debate for taxonomists, but the embedded video will likely impress anyone.

7. Gibbons, S. (2018, April 18) New bird of paradise species has smooth dance moves. NationalGeographic.com. Retrieved May 10, 2018 from news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/04/new-species-birds-of-paradise-animals-spd/

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The Information Packed into a Bird Egg, Part 3

The following Speaking of Science article by David Coppedge appeared in Creation Matters, Vol. 23, No. 5, May/June 2018.

There’s more in a bird’s egg than can be accounted for by the Reverse Humpty-Dumpty Hypothesis (i.e., Darwinism). 

How birds can detect Earth’s magnetic field. 

Inside that egg was the potential to build navigation equipment that can use input from the magnetosphere. Scientists have been searching for years for the location of that sense. Researchers at Lund University believe they have found it in Cry4, a member of a group of proteins called cryptochromes (‘hidden colors’).[6] 

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[6] Lund Univ. (2018, April 6) How birds can detect Earth’s magnetic field. ScienceDaily. Retrieved May 10, 2018 from https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180406091756.htm

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The Information Packed into a Bird Egg, Part 3

The following Speaking of Science article by David Coppedge appeared in Creation Matters, Vol. 23, No. 5, May/June 2018.

There’s more in a bird’s egg than can be accounted for by the Reverse Humpty-Dumpty Hypothesis (i.e., Darwinism).

How birds can detect Earth’s magnetic field.

Inside that egg was the potential to build navigation equipment that can use input from the magnetosphere. Scientists have been searching for years for the location of that sense. Researchers at Lund University believe they have found it in Cry4, a member of a group of proteins called cryptochromes (‘hidden colors’).[6]

“The receptors that sense the Earth’s magnetic field are probably located in the birds’ eyes. Now, researchers at Lund University have studied different proteins in the eyes of zebra finches and discovered that one of them differs from the others: only the Cry4 protein maintains a constant level throughout the day and in different lighting conditions.

Other cryptochromes vary according to the biological clock, but Cry4 does not. Although work remains to be done to see how Cry4 reads magnetic information and responds to it, this is another clue to a long-standing puzzle. The team believes that all animals may have this ability. Do humans? Whatever is determined, there is another potential use for it: “this knowledge may be of use when developing new navigation systems.”

[6] Lund Univ. (2018, April 6) How birds can detect Earth’s magnetic field. ScienceDaily. Retrieved May 10, 2018 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180406091756.htm

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