What is a CULT? And how does someone know if the faith they are following is harmful?
A. The cult has three definitions. First of all, it can simply be a group that loves something. When people refer to an “Elvis Cult” or “The O.C. Cult”, they mean really devoted fans. The second definition is that of a religion whose belief differ from the majority around them. The third, and most commonly used definition, refers to a religious group that is:
1. EXCLUSIVE—They may say, “We’re the only one with the truth; everyone else is wrong, and if you leave our group your salvation is in danger”.
2. SECRETIVE—Certain teachings are not available to outsiders or they’re presented only to certain members, sometimes after taking vows of confidentiality.
3. AUTHORITARIAN—A human leader expect total loyalty and unquestioned obedience.
These definitions are all true. But actually Cult Religions sprang out from Christianity because people don’t know who JESUS REALLY IS.