How To Identify A Cult Group

Cult GroupJesus warns us of false teachers and prophets:

“For there shall arise false Christ’s, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.” Matthew 24:24

All truth comes from Jesus:

“But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.” John 8:40

“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:32

“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6

Cults usually have a single powerful human being as their leader, who becomes the cult’s messiah:

Any human being that points to himself as the Messiah, you know that person is a false Christ.  The devil has worked through individuals at the present time and in the past in causing scores of people to take their eyes off of Jesus.  Satan does not want the people of this world to worship Jesus.  Do not put your faith and trust in any human being. When Jesus comes it will be in the clouds of glory and every eye will see Him.  

“Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, (this does not mean Jesus; it means the son of a human being) in whom there is no help.” Psalm 146:3

“Thus saith the Lord; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man; and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the Lord.” Jeremiah 17:5

Only Jesus is the source of our salvation:

“Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is none else.” Isaiah 45:22

“He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” John 3:36

“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” Acts 4:12

The cult’s leader’s word or his teachings become absolute truth:

“Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.”Mark 7:7

“Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.”  Colossians 2:8

“…but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.  But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.” Galatians 1:7, 8

Read the Bible and you will come to know the truth:

“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” II Timothy 2:15

“And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.” II Timothy 3:15

“Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.” John 17:17

Each cult uses “pressure” tactics to coheres its members into submission:

Jesus gives us freedom of choice:

“And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell; but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15

“And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, come. And let him that is athirst come, and whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.” Revelation 22:17

Each cult denies the central truth of the gospel that Jesus is the divine Son of God:

Our beautiful Jesus gives us eternal life and is the divine Son of God:

“And lo a voice from heaven, saying, this is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” Matthew 3:17

“And Simon Peter answered and said, thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Matthew 16:16

“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23

“And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.  He that hath the Son hath life, and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.” I John 5: 11, 12

Cults often urge their “converts” to leave their families:

“And the woman which hath a husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him; for the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband; else were your children unclean; but now are they holy.” I Corinthians 7:13, 14

“Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord: for the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church; and he is the saviour of the body.” Ephesians 5:22, 23

Many will be deceived because they did not receive the truth:

“And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.  And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie; that they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” II Thessalonians 2: 10-12

“But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath.” Romans 2:8

Jesus is the way; the truth and the life.  When we discover the way of salvation, He leads us into His truth, so we can discover this way of life.

“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6


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