How to tell if you are in cult #2

How to tell if you are in cult #2 no soul liberty, member problems only through the leadership, the cult comes before your family.

How to tell if you are in a Cult #is continued from part 1. This is a study of some simple elements that are very common in cults, false religions, even bad political groups.

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How to tell if you are in cult #1

How to tell if you are in a Cult #1 condemnation depends on relation to the cult. Success is principally money. Righteousness is not Jesus Christ. This is a study of some simple elements that are very common in cults, false religions, even bad political groups.

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Salvation by Water Baptism

Introduction

This is a refutation of water baptism as a condition of salvation. Here I am taking aim at the Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ, that teach this heresy. The premise of these people as well as others is to add the “work” of water baptism before a person is saved.

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What is a “Fundamentalist” biblically considered?

Fundamentalist

Fundamentalist
By David Cox

In this post, I try to quantify what is a “fundamentalist”? I will put my own thoughts as well as links to some other people’s thoughts on the matter. (Note that this post will be updated with more information in the future.

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What does the Atonement Mean?

What does the Atonement Mean? Atonement is essentially what it takes to make God accept us and overlook our sins.

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Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse Johnson-VanVonderen

The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse: Recognizing and Escaping Spiritual Manipulation and False Spiritual Authority in the Church,David Johnson and Jeff VanVonderen, 1991.

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Cults: What is their source of Authority?

Cults: What is their source of Authority? describes the marks of a cult so you will know how to identify them. Continue reading

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Calvinist’s Error with Covenants

Calvinist’s Error with Covenants is a discussion of what is a covenant, and how Calvinists fail with the concept.

Having grown up under Calvinism now for about 50 years and having studied it for most of that time, I observe and study what they say with my Bible in hand. I find problems that I cannot accept in their statements, conclusions, and presumptions. One of these things is their use of the concept of “covenant”.

Basically all Calvinists, Reformed, and Presbyterians highly use the concept of the covenant. The Presbyterian side of things really make a great deal of the fact that “entering into the coventant with God”, you and your children are saved. How is that entering into this coventant “begun”? According to Calvinism, it is in eternity past in election, and you have nothing at all to do with it. Continue reading

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Martin Heresy of Mind Control

Martin Heresy of Mind Control is a reference to a book on Cults and recognizing them through their leadership styles.

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Old Calvinist’s and their belief in free offer

Old Calvinist’s and their belief in free offer has quotes from old Calvinists representing their beliefs in the free offer of the gospel irrespective of election.

Evidence from the writings of the most eminent Calvinists that they believed that the offer of salvation through Jesus Christ is to be made to every individual sinner without any exceptions. My main source of reference are the books of my own modest library. It may be that better quotes can be secured elsewhere. However those quoted here will suffice to prove the point…that orthodox Calvinism has always believed in the free, indiscriminate offer of the gospel both to elect and non elect alike. Continue reading

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