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When those claiming to be Christians, protect a belief system that is not based on the Word of God, this is an identification of a Christian Cult.

When so-called Christian denominations follow after the teachers of fables, they are involved in a system of religious beliefs and rituals. This is the identification of a Christian Cult (2 Tim 4:3-4).

There is no profit in this pretend game of playing church that so many succumb to. There is however great profit for the false teachers in the Church, who have convinced their congregation that the reality of Godliness that they present is the truth.

2 Tim 4:3-4 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables

Identification of a Christian Cult

The true joy, wisdom and power that comes from a Spirit filled relationship with Jesus is never realized by those who are kept from the true Gospel of Jesus Christ.

1 Cor 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned

Many in the church as a result of false teachers, are generally unwilling or unable in most cases to think for themselves. They would rather listen to men that claim a god given right to have authority over them and the gospel. This is an identification of a Christian Cult.

Declaring that god wants to bless us with everything we desire to satisfy the desires of our flesh is the new gospel presented by the false teachers in the Church, and it is very popular. Preaching about taking up ones cross and suffering with Christ has been replaced with the Pre-tribulation Rapture Deception.

An identification of a Christian Cult is a Church that declares Tithing is a New Testament Commandment

There is not a lot to say on this particular topic.

Tithing was a Law of Moses, and Christians are not under this law.

Tithing was an Old Testament law, and Christians are under the New Law of Christ.

There is no command for the New Covenant Church to tithe.

If your preacher says that you are sinning and robbing God by not tithing, this is not only the identification of a Christian Cult, but of a liar and thief.

1 Tim 5:17 Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.

Most false teachers in the Church would say that the double honor mentioned here is monetary in nature, and payable in part to them. However the true laborer has the reward of living by the very words of the gospel that they preach.

When the church is involved with selling their truth, this is an identification of a Christian Cult. The reward that the false teachers in the Church seek after is a monetary one, and they have no problem whatsoever in twisting scriptures to facilitate this plunder.

The primary means of this plunder is to convince the unlearned that:

  • Tithing is commanded by God, and is payable to them.
  • The Sabbath that is an old covenant law is taught to be applicable to new covenant believers.

Living according to the gospel is the honor and reward for the spirit filled laborer of Christ.

The meaning for the word honor, that is used in double honor in first Timothy 5:17, in no way refers to money (1 Cor 12: 23; 1 Tim 1:17; 1 Peter 1:7).

identification of a Christian Cult

Likewise the reward spoken of in first Timothy 5:18, is not one of a monetary nature either. But the false teachers are business men, and money and fame are their desired goals.

Matt 10:7-8 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.

We are not to turn the sharing of the gospel message into a business opportunity, and no one should profit from sharing Christ with others.

Titus 1:10-11 For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision. Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre’s sake.

We are not to acknowledge jewish fables, or the commandments of men, that turn many from the truth (Titus 1:14).

Romans 8:9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.

If Christ’s Spirit does not dwell within you, then you are not of Him, and therefore do not know Him. As well you will not realize that the Christ spoken of in the Bible is the true Word of God.

Great deception within Christianity is accomplished at the hands of the false teachers in the Christian Church that only regard the things of the flesh. They are blind to the truth and purpose of this life, because they are without the Spirit of Christ.

2 Peter 1:20-21 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.  For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

The prophecies of the scripture are of no private interpretation. No denomination or individual has control over, or final authority on the correct understanding of what is written in the Word of God. This task is reserved for the Holy Spirit that teaches us all things.

2 Tim 2:15-16 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

The Christian believer must rely on the Holy Spirit to uncover or reveal Christ’s testimony, as His truth is spiritually discerned.

Far too many have a false sense of reality and eternal security as a result of the great deception within Christianity, revealed through the deceptive teachings of men that do not have the Spirit of Truth. Deceptive teachings that are accepted as truthful are an identification of a Christian Cult.

These can not discern whether the Bible is the true Word of God or not. They depend upon charlatans, who are only interested in worldly pursuits, who prevent their followers from growing in the Lord or having a true relationship with Him (Mat 23:5-15).

2 Cor 4:3-4 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

The false teachers in the Christian church deny the Lord Jesus by reason of their damnable heresies, and bring upon themselves and their blind followers swift destruction (2 Peter 2:1, John 16:7, Luke 6:39).

Although the Bible is the true Word of God, few truly press into the Word of God (Phl 3:8-14).

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An identification of a Christian Cult is a Church that declares we are still under the Law.

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