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Kabbalah

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Kabbalah Centre

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Kaeda-Juku

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Kamm, William

Leader of the unorthodox Catholic cult Order of St. Charbel. Prophesied a comet would hit the earth in June, 1998. Now claims a comet will destroy the earth before the end of 1999. Kamm also believes he will be the next pope. Refers to himself as ''The Little Pebble.''
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Kansas City Fellowship

Now known as Metro Christian Fellowship. Known for the infamous Kansas City Prophets
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Aberrational, Heretical, Heterodox, Suborthodox or Unorthodox Kansas City Prophets

Controversial group of "prophets", including Bob Jones, Paul Cain and John Paul Jackson who, in the mid 80's, were associated with the Kansas City Fellowship. Teachings and practices have strong ties to the heretical Latter Rain movement of the 50's.

Some current Renewal and Revival Movements promote these men and their teachings.

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Christian Beware the New ProphetsOff-site Link An extract from the book Beware the New ProphetsOff-site Link by Bill Randles. New
Christian The Kansas City ProphetsOff-site Link Chapter in Bill Randles' book "Weighed and Found Wanting"
Christian Appendix A--Kansas City Prophets QuotesOff-site Link Appendix to Bill Randles' book "Weighed and Found Wanting"
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Karmapa / Karmapa Lama

Ugyen Trinley Dorje, the 17th Karmapa Lama, in Jan. 2000 escaped Chinese control in Tibet.

Note: though many reporters use the term "Karmapa Lama," the correct usage is simply "Karmapa."

The Karmapa Lama is the spiritual leader of one of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism, ranking only behind the Dalai Lama and Panchen Lama in the Tibetan spiritual hierachy.
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Karmapa Living Buddhas belong to the oldest line of Tibetan reincarnations, stretching back to the 12th Century.
Who is the Karmapa Lama?Off-site Link BBC, Jan. 8, 2000

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» Database of archived news items on Karmapa Lama
(Includes items added between Oct. 25, 1999 and Jan. 31, 2002. See about this database)
» Karmapa articles at Religion News Blog

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» Dalai Lama
» Panchen Lama
» Reting Lama
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Katz, Jochen

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Kawashima, Kenji

Cult expert. Professor of religious studies at Keisen University in Tokyo.

Kenji Kawashima, a professor of religious studies at Keisen University in Tokyo, said he launched an Internet home page on cult activities in 1997 after he saw an increasing number of students being recruited into what he saw as questionable groups.

Readership of his home page has grown drastically in recent months following the official crackdowns on fringe groups.
Japan Fears Cults Thriving Despite Crackdowns, Fox News, Dec. 27, 1999

Keisen University
2-10-1, Minamino
Tama-city, Tokyo JAPAN
Phone/Fax: 042-376-8256
Email: kenji@keisen.ac.jp

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Christian Religion and Cult WorshopOff-site Link Prof. Kawashima's web site. In Japanese, with an English section under construction. (MirrorOff-site Link)
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Kenja Communications

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Kellner, Mark

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Christian Kensington TempleOff-site Link

Pentecostal church in London where, in spring 1994, Charles and Francis Hunter introduced the Toronto Blessing to England (Charles and Francis Hunter, "Holy Laughter," Kingwood, Texas: Hunter Books, 1994. pp 51-57.) Pastored by Colin Dye.
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Kent, Stephen A.

Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Alberta. Has written extensively about cults like the Church of Scientology, making him a target for the cult's dead agenting practices. He also exposes academics who are co-opted by new religious movements (e.g. CESNUR's J. Gordon Melton). This is one reason why cult apologists like CESNUR's Massimo Introvigne malign him.

Email: steve.kent@ualberta.ca

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Aberrational, Heretical, Heterodox, Suborthodox or Unorthodox Kenyon, E.W.

(1886-1948)

Generally recognized as the founding father of the modern Word-Faith movement

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Christian E. W. Kenyon: Cult Founder or Evangelical Minister?Off-site Link An historical analysis of Kenyon's theology with particular emphasis on roots and influences
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AcademicPluralistic Keston InstituteOff-site Link

Monitors freedom of religion and researches religious affairs in communist and postcommunist countries. Operates a news service.

Founded by Rev. canon Michael Bourdeaux. He was awarded the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion in 1984 - the equivalent of a Nobel prize in the religious sphere.

Keston Institute
4 Park Town, Oxford
OX2 6SH, UK
Tel:(00 44) (01865) 311022
Fax: (00 44) (01865) 311280
E-mail: keston.institute@keston.org
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Profess to be Christian but are outside orthodox Christianity Keystone Cultural FoundationOff-site Link

"Projects presented by the Foundation are designed to introduce non LDS people to the Book of Mormon., and to rekindle in Latter-day Saints the fire of enthusiasm for the Book of Mormon."

See Mormonism
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Kilpatrick, John and Brenda

Pastor, Brownsville Assembly of God.

Brownsville supporters often deny a connection with the Toronto Blessing Movement, and some adamantly deny that similar manifestations take place at Pensacola. However,

In a memo by Kilpatrick dated 1995, called "Manifestations of God's Power," Kilpatrick describes the following Toronto-type manifestations at the Brownsville Assembly of God: falling on the floor, laughter, shaking. Each manifestation is accompanied in the memo by an interpretation of its significance. For instance, "deep inner healing, preparation for ministry, prophetic shaking."

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God send pandemonium!
Quoted by Matt Costella, "The Brownsville/Pensacola Outpouring. Revival or Pandemonium?" Foundation Magazine, March-April, 1997.

Note: The word pandemonium, was coined by John Milton as the name of the capital of Hell, pan- means "all," and -demonium means "of the demons."

While it clear that Kilpatrick did not use the word in that sense, in light of the issues involved this is an interesting observation.

As Kilpatrick looked over his shoulder, he said his ankles slipped, his knees bowed out, and a sudden "river of the glory of God" moved between his legs. "It felt like a telephone pole," he said. "An endless telephone pole was coming through my legs and it was coming in the church." With some help from another man on the platform, Kilpatrick stepped back and listened to the sound of the "rushing mighty wind" and what he described as the "river of the glory of God" as it swept into the church. He suddenly jumped to the pulpit and screamed, "My God, church, get in! This is it! This is what we've been praying for! Get in!"

"I'm drunk, my legs is wobbly, I can barely stand up ... and I saw bodies going every which way ... just flying, going down like a hurricane coming through and pulling trees down." Kilpatrick continued, "They were just going down, flopping on benches, falling across the aisles, nobody even touched them." Before he knew it, Kilpatrick said he felt a heaviness come upon him and he fell to the floor, paralyzed, at 12:30 that afternoon. He did not get up until 4:00 that evening. He described the sensation that enveloped him before falling to the floor. "I felt like I weighed 10,000 pounds," he said, "but it wasn't a bad heavy. It felt wonderful." Following the sensation of heaviness, Kilpatrick felt a calm, peacefulness come over him and then felt some form of fluid flow from his body. He said, "It felt like fluid was dripping out of the joints in my bones." In fact, he jokingly told how he was nervous, wondering what the audience would think if they looked on the platform and saw him lying in a pool of fluid. This fluid, he said, was all the stress that was built up in him from years of the ministry. He said God drained all the stress out of him on the floor that day. Later that day at the evening service when Kilpatrick got up to introduce the speaker, he could not move. He said he could not move his head, his tongue, or any part of his body. He sat in his chair on the platform in a comatose state until two or three o'clock the next morning. This, Kilpatrick claimed, was the glory of God manifesting itself to Brownsville.
Testimony given by John Kilpatrick at Garywood Assembly of God in Hueytown, Alabama on January 20, 1997. As reported by Matt Costella, "The Brownsville/Pensacola Outpouring. Revival or Pandemonium?" Foundation Magazine, March-April, 1997.
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King, Mark and Sarah

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Aberrational, Heretical, Heterodox, Suborthodox or Unorthodox Kingdom Now Theology

Heretical teaching. Holds that Jesus can not return unless and until "the Church" subdues and rules the earth. For an extensive overview, see Kingdom Theology Defined.

Kingdom Now theology comes in various flavors, goes by a number of different names, and permeates several related movements. See, for example, Latter Rain Movement, Manifest Sons of God, Dominion theology, and Five-Fold Ministry, as well as the New Apostolic Reformation.

Pat Robertson (CBN, Christian Broadcasting Network, 700-Club) is a major proponent of Kingdom Now theology. Other proponents include Bill Hamon (and other so-called ''prophets),'' Larry lea, Thomas Reid, and many prominent leaders and teachers of today's controversial renewal and revival movements.

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Christian A Critique of Kingdom TheologyOff-site Link by Robert Bowman
Christian An Examination of Kingdom TheologyOff-site Link Three-part article by Albert Dager. Indepth report on the roots, doctrines, major players, movements, and current rebirth
Christian The Faulty Foundation of the Five-Fold Ministry by Robert M. Bowman
Christian Ten Reasons to Reject Kingdom-Dominion TeachingsOff-site Link by Tricia Tillin, of Cross+Word

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Kingdom of the Cults, TheOff-site Link

Walter Martin's classic. First published in 1965. While some later versions were edited by Hank Hanegraaff, the current issue (recommended by Apologetics Index) is edited by Ravi Zacharias. this is still one of the leading reference works on contemporary cults.
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Aberrational, Heretical, Heterodox, Suborthodox or Unorthodox King James Only-ism

• Please see our updated entry on King James Onlyism
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Kingston Clan

Polygamous and incestuous sect of Mormonism (which itself is a cult of Christianity). Also known as the Latter Day Church of Christ

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Secular Polygamy and profitOff-site Link Indepth article from the Denver Rocky Mountain News, Feb. 13, 2000


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» Religion News BlogOff-site Link RNB logs current and archived news about religious cults, sects, alternative religions and related issues.
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» Database of archived news items
(Includes items added between Oct. 25, 1999 and Jan. 31, 2002. See about this database)

Older Items:

(Apr. 25, 1999) Inbreeding key to doctrine of keeping bloodline pure
(Apr. 21, 1999) Prominent polygamist pleads no contest to beating daughter
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AcademicPluralistic Kliever, Lonnie

Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at Southern Methodist University, Dallas. A cult apologist who comes recommended by the Church of Scientology and the Scientology-backed CAN.

Like other cult-apologists, Lonnie Kliever attempts to discredit ex-cult members(apostates) - essentially branding them as liars. Note Mr. Kliever's own distortions with regard to apostates and the issue of brainwashing:

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The inherent unreliability of apostate testimony was also described in an expertise earlier this year by Professor Lonnie Kliever of Southern Methodist University:

"There is no denying that these dedicated and diehard opponents of the new religions present a distorted view of the new religions to the public, the academy, and the courts by virtue of their ready availability and eagerness to testify against their former religious associations and activities."

"Such apostates always act out of a scenario that vindicates themselves by shifting responsibility for their actions to the religious group. Indeed the various brainwashing scenarios so often invoked against the new religious movements have been overwhelmingly repudiated by social scientists and religious scholars as nothing more than calculated efforts to discredit the beliefs and practices of unconventional religions in the eyes of governmental agencies and public opinion. Such apostates can hardly be regarded as reliable informants by responsible journalists, scholars, or jurists."
From Fuel for InjusticeOff-site Link an article in the Scientology publication "Freedom Magazine"
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Knights of the Round Table

Term used in some renewal and revival movements. Said to be "the apostolic generals of the Lord" (Jill Austin, Prophetic Insight for the 90sOff-site Link)
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Know Thyself as Soul Foundation

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Korea

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Koresh, David

The late leader of the Branch Davidians. Born Vernon Howell, he named himself David Koresh in the Spring of 1990. He was among those who died in the FBI attack on the group's buildings. He was a false prophet, a false teacher, and a polygamist. Koresh taught that he was entitled to have at least 140 wives, and that he was the rightful husband of all the women in his group - including those who are married. Surviving Branch Davidians have testitied that they considered David Koresh to be God incarnate.

See Chronology of the Branch Davidians.

Mr. Touhey pressed Mr. Doyle hard on his belief that Mr. Koresh not only spoke for God but was a physical manifestation of divinity who could claim sole rights to sex with all women in the group - even married women. At one point, Mr. Doyle acknowledged that his faith was so complete that he considered Mr. Koresh to be speaking for God, and that anything God asked him to do would not be a sin.
Davidian denies that sect fired first, Dallas Morning News, June 29, 2000
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Koukl, Greg

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Stand to Reason

Greg has been a frequent guest on KABC's Religion On The Line in Los Angeles, and a regular on CBS TV's Today's Religion. He's been a guest on KFI, the top-rated secular talk station in Los Angeles. An award-winning writer, Greg's latest book, "Relativism: Feet Firmly Planted in Mid-Air" is co-authored with Dr. Francis J. Beckwith
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Krishnamurti, Jiddhu

A guru.

Krishnamurti founded the Krishnamurti Foundation of America, and was once best known as the one whom Anne Besant, then president of the Theosophical Society, proclaimed as a new Christ. Krishnamurti rejected this role and began his own spiritual path
John Ankerberg and John Weldon, Encyclopedia of New Age BeliefsOff-site Link Harvest House Publishers, Oregon, 1996.
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Kriyananda, Swami

aka Donald Waters.

Kriananda is the founder of the Ananda Cooperative Village. Before becoming a guru on his own, he was a devoted disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda and the Self-Realization Fellowship
John Ankerberg and John Weldon, Encyclopedia of New Age BeliefsOff-site Link Harvest House Publishers, Oregon, 1996.
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Kropvel, Mike

Cult expert. Executive Director, Info-Cult
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Kuhlman, Kathryn

Controversial faith healer (died on February 20, 1976). Received Oral Roberts University's first honorary doctorate decree (1972).

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Christian Kathryn KuhlmanOff-site Link (Contra) A chapter from Kurt Koch's Book "Occult ABC."
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Profess to be Christian but are outside orthodox Christianity Ku Klux Klan

White, racist hate movement. Claims to be Christian, but is outside orthodox Christianity.

See also: American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan

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(Jul 21, 1999) Christian group linked to KKK
(May 13, 1999) Hate thy neighbor
(May 10, 1999) Judge strikes down Goshen anti-mask ordinance
(Apr. 22, 1999) Reformed Klan member now preaches against hate
(Apr. 9, 1999) Parade organizers deny Klan permit
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Non-Christian Kundalini

Sanskrit: serpentine, twisting force. Said to be the sexual energey which rises up the center channel of the spine to the brain, where it allegedly awakens spiritual illumination and inner perception.

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» Shaktipat
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Kuwait

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ChristianAcademic De Kuyper Institute for PoliticsOff-site Link

The Kuyper Institute for Politics is named for Dutch pastor and politician Abraham Kuyper (1837-1920). It focuses on applying biblical standards to politics, particularly House and Senate races.(...) Back issues and other studies remain posted, providing a unique timely biblical analysis of American politics. Among all the other political think tanks, The Kuyper Institute is unique in this: It alone has been created and developed to promote a distinctively Christian critique of modern politics.
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