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Boundary Maintenance




Individuals and organizations that educate Christians on the dangers of aberrant or heretical doctrines and movements are sometimes said to be involved in "boundary maintenance."

To one extend or another all belief systems are involved in boundary maintenance - the process of

In this context, 'challenges and attacks' include proselytizing efforts on the part of challengers to the belief system in question, but also the attempts of disssenting cults or sects to redefine that faith's doctrines and practices.

For example, in his book Unmasking The Cults, Alan Gomes writes that the

"Central doctrines" of the Christian faith are those doctrines that make the Christian faith Christian and not something else.

- See: Essential doctrines of the Christian Faith

Hence his definition of a cult of Christianity:

A cult of Christianity is a group of people, which claiming to be Christian, embraces a particular doctrinal system taught by an individual leader, group of leaders, or organization, which (system) denies (either explicitly or implicitly) one or more of the central doctrines of the Christian faith as taught in the sixty-six books of the Bible.

- See: Essential doctrines of the Christian Faith

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This post was last updated: Jan. 4, 2006