Tag: Cult of Christianity
Articles listed here are about churches or religious movements generally recognized as cults of Christianity.
That is due either to their theology, their behavior, or both.
Twelve Tribes is a communal religious movement that believes it emulates the early Christian church.
Theologically this group is a cult of Christianity.
Sociologically it has many cult-like elements as well.
We have slightly edited this article, and updated the links to research resources.
Also added: Cult expert Steven Hassan's video interview with former Twelve Tribes leader Roger Griffin.
Shincheonji Church of Jesus members believe founder and leader Lee Man-hee is the appointed successor (or the Second Coming) of Jesus Christ.
Theologically it is a cult of Christianity. Sociologically it has some cultlike characteristics as well.
Research resources on Jehovah's Witnesses and their organization, the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society (Watch Tower Society; Watchtower Society)
The term "cult of Christianity" is used of a group, church or organization whose central teachings and/or practices are claimed to be biblical or representative of biblical Christianity, but which are in fact unbiblical and not Christian in nature.
What are the things you should look for in determining whether or not a particular group is truly Christian in nature?
Christian science (The First Church of Christ, Scientist) is neither Christian nor scientific.
This religious movement's denial and/or re-interpretation of key Biblical doctrines mark it as, theologically, a cult of Christianity.
Nevertheless, in many U.S. states the Federal Government has granted Christian Science religious exemptions which, in the eyes of many, has led to needless suffering and preventable deaths as the church's followers apply its version of 'faith healing.'
Research resources on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church, LDS).