Month: June 2016
Black Hebrew Israelites (also Black Hebrews, African Hebrew Israelites, and Hebrew Israelites) are diverse groups of people mostly of Black African ancestry who believe they are descendants of the ancient Israelites.
Black Hebrews adhere in varying degrees to the religious beliefs and practices of mainstream Judaism, but are not accepted as Jews. Many of the groups espouse a racist, Black Supremacy attitude.
That most followers of Benny Hinn prefer experience over doctrine is no surprise, considering the fact that Hinn himself does the same thing.
Take, for example, his experiences at the graves at Aimee Semple McPherson and Kathryn Kuhlman:
On April 3, 2009, the Worldwide Church of God officially changed its name to Grace Communion International.
Throughout most of its history, the Worldwide Church of God - founded and led by Herbert W. Armstrong - was, theologically, a cult of Christianity.
However, starting in the mid 1980's under Joseph Tkach Sr, and later his son, Joseph Tkach Jr. -- the church's current leader -- the Worldwide Church of God underwent major changes in doctrine to the extend that is has rejected its heretical teachings, and instead has embraced orthodox Christianity.
Cults come in a variety of shapes and sizes.
Not every person's experience will fit neatly into these following categories,
but this list should provide some idea of the range of cults and their reach into every walk of life.