Arise: Contend for the Faith - vs. cults, 'world religions,' winds of doctrines, heresies, blasphemies, Satanic lies....
Cultic christian churches?!
"Hear ye now what the LORD saith; Arise, contend thou before the mountains, and let the hills hear thy voice. Hear ye, O mountains, the LORD'S controversy, and ye strong foundations of the earth: for the LORD hath a controversy with His people, and HE will plead with Israel." Micah 6:1-2
. Cultic christian churches?!
This little subchapter is included in this chapter, for lack of a more appropriate place to put it, even though this subchapter "cultic christian churches," is not describing a cult nor cults, but a cult-like or cultic aberration present in some christian churches and affiliations of churches in America.
By "cultic" I do not mean churches or groups of churches that constitute cults, but rather churches or groups of churches which share one cult-defining characteristic, and that characteristic is the attempt to control the members, non-members....
Yes, sadly some large and 'successful' churches and even groups or affiliations of churches in the USA of today meet this definition of the term cultic. For instance, one such group or affiliation of churches' practice includes "control freak" heavy-handed handling of members [in order to ensure maintenance of control over the "non-members"] (while it is careful to insist that it has no membership). Specific examples include: the church leadership's unspoken insistence on prohibiting questioning of leadership, followed by the swift removal from continuing fellowship of anyone who fails to head the unspoken prohibition on questioning the leadership (regarding it's unscriptural methods); the prohibition of babies and children from services, e.g., mothers and babies or children being physically removed from services (as they could distract from the "holy" services), even while the ministers are free to incorporate all manner of irreverent and self-aggrandizing humor, and to irreverently handle holy scripture, while the ministers' teaching demands the "non-members" utmost reverence and their unquestioning blind obedience; the practice of "cloning" affiliation ministers/staff from the ministers/staff ....
Again, this particular group is succeeding, flourishing, thriving, and presumably will continue to do so *...so surely it must be pleasing to the Lord, right?! You can't knock success, right?!
* But of course continuing only until the world falls under the imminent takeover of the world by Satan, which God has foretold of.
. If you have a heart for truth, and desire to know and worship the true God, seek him in His Holy Word, the Holy Bible, and you will find Him.
"Pilate therefore said unto Him, Art thou a king then? JESUS answered, Thou sayest that I am a king, To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice. Pilate saith unto Him, What is truth?"
"Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other; for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved."
"And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world. I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins."
I Corinthians 3:11
"For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ."
"When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets. He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."
"Fear not, I am the first and the last; I am he that liveth and was dead; and, behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen, and have the keys of hell and of death."
"I am thy fellow-servant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy."
. The truth is:
No human race has a corner on the market on righteousness, goodness, godliness; no. All have sinned and fallen short of the kingdom of God. All are under sin, and lost, and damned, absent a saviour.
God is the God of the Jews and the God of the Christians.
The Holy Bible is God's Holy Word, the Holy scriptures, given for all peoples.
Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah, Yeshua, Y'shua, there is no other name given on earth by which we may be saved.
Jesus came from heaven, sacrificed, laid down his life a perfect sinless atonement for sin, so that whosoever of any nation or race of people on earth would choose to believe on him as Saviour, and receive him as their Saviour would be forgiven their sins and inherit eternal life.
Jesus the Christ is the only Saviour there is for any and for all people, whether they be Jew or Gentile, white, black, brown, red, yellow...semitic, caucasian, european, scandinavian, negroid/african, arabic, oriental/asian, hispanic/latino....
The Hebrew faith, and the Christian faith (completed Hebrew faith) were fashioned and breathed by God.
All other 'faiths' & religions are lies, are shams, are pagan, heathen, infidel, and are Satanic to the core (infinitely, and damnably worse than merely inferior, lacking, or deficient).
Is this to say that most professing Jews and Christians are saved and destined to enjoy eternal life with God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Ghost, and the heavenly host in the eternal Kingdom of God? No, sadly, regrettably no.
. A Few Key Defining Characteristics or Hallmarks of Cults
They attempt to diminish GOD - they misrepresent GOD as being grossly inferior to the Almighty GOD He truly is.
They attempt to diminish Jesus Christ - they portray Him as being less than divine, as being only a man, e.g., only a 'good man,' perhaps a prophet, a great teacher, but God? Never!
They attempt to diminish the Holy Ghost - they represent the Holy Ghost as being less than divine, and even less than human, i.e., subhuman!
They attempt to corrupt, subvert, and pervert, the Word of God - they do this via 'translation,' plagiarism, and substitution. An example of the cults' 'translations' is the Jehovah's Witnesses' New World Translation; an example of the cults' plagiarism is the Koran/Quran; examples of the cults' substitution, are the J.W.'s (the so-called "Jehovah's Witnesses") voluminous Watchtower publications, the Mormon's Book of Mormon, and the Doctrines & Covenants, and Pearl of Great Price.
They deny Hell and deny the Lake of Fire & Brimstone. In the place of coming judgment followed by eternal suffering, they substitute a very finite suffering of death, annihilation, extermination, followed by absence of suffering.
They typically teach that the one unforgivable sin is to leave their ranks, with the most extremely damnable demonstration of such 'unfaithfulness' being to repent and turn to Jesus the Christ for salvation (to become His converts, His disciples, His followers)!!!!
& They attempt to control you (and your family) and your life, and thus, your eternal destiny!
. Return to Arise: Contend for the Faith
- or, go to subchapters of Arise: Contend for the Faith -
Subchapter addressing why we should choose Jesus Christ & God the Father, instead of competing gods of cults and so-called "great world religions":
Subchapter addressing holiness, what is legitimately Holy:
Holy! Holy? Holy, you say? What is Holy; what makes "Holy" holy, or what is legitimately entitled to be termed Holy?
Subchapters addressing so-called "great world religions," i.e., false religions:
Islam - The Quran Is Not The Word of God
Don't be conned by Confucianism, Buddhism....
Subchapters addressing major Cults made in the USA:
The Mormons are not Morons, but they are definitely not christians either - the so-called "Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints"
False Witnesses - The Watchtower Society, aka the "Jehovah's Witnesses"
Subchapter addressing cultic christian churches, which are not cults but share one cult-defining characteristic:
Cultic christian churches
. The times which lay ahead are very evil times indeed, but they are numbered, and after Satan has inflicted a reign of several unprecedentedly murderous years of global occupation and destruction, the LORD JESUS CHRIST will return in glory as righteous judge to execute judgment and justice on all those who have resisted, refused, and rejected the Love of God, Jesus the Christ.
Eternal relationship with God through Jesus Christ the Son, requires more than mental assent or belief that Jesus Christ is God the Son ('Billy Grahamic' or modernistic American christian evangelism notwithstanding). Eternal relationship with God requires obedience to God the Father through Jesus Christ the Son (John 12,13,14,15...).
The Holy Bible, the Scriptures, the Gospels According to St. Matthew, St. Mark, St. Luke, & St. John
The Bible - Dead or Alive
What is Truth?
Arise: Contend for the Faith - theme
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