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GAL. 1:6-9 ; 2 TIM. 4:3-4; 2 COR. 11:3-5; COL. 2:8; 2 TIM. 3:1-16; PRO. 14:12

The Marks of the cult How you can know one when you see one:
I. DEIFY MAN Man may become a god. Man only needs to progress (as defined by the cult and only with the cults help) to become like god. ISA. 14:9-19 (the same sin to satan was guilty of); 2 THES. 2:30-40 HUMANIZE GOD Deny that God is one eternally. Deny the Trinity. There are many gods, and redefine God to mans image. ROM. 1:21-25; ISA. 43:10-11 MINIMIZE SIN Instead of mans very nature being separated from God, sin is only specific acts that through good works can be perfected. Hell is redefined into bland or nonexistent punishment. ROM. 3:23; GAL. 3:10 OSTRACIZE THE SCRIPTURES They will add additional scriptures and claim that there is error in Gods word. Continual change of meaning in scriptures. LUKE 21:33; ACTS 17:11 A DIFFERENT JESUS Jesus is not the son of God but rather a son of A god- or He was just a prophet- or a created god- or our elder brother- or just a good man- or a teacher. JOHN 1:1-14; COL. 1:15-20 A DIFFERENT SALVATION Deny salvation by grace, by the shed blood of Jesus on the Cross Calvary and by true repentance of by sinner. Usually will not see a cross on the cults structure. Salvation must be by works, and quite often by a system dictated by cult. EPH. 2:8-10; GAL. 3:16-36 DIFFERENT SPIRIT The Holy Spirit is changed into a good force or impersonal entity. Deny God the Spirit, Spiritism is generally rampant by having visits from spirits, counterfeit miracles, etc. 1 TIM. 4:1; JOHN 14:17 MODERN DAY PROPHET Founded by man, followed by others, who claim to be god son true spokesman on earth. Accountable to no one but God. Gives revelation and scripture. MATT. 24:24; HEB. 1:1-2 THE ONLY TRUE CHURCH Their group is the only true way to perfection. The word truth used over and over. Unless you are active part of their organization, you are lost. Deny the spiritual union of believers. COL. 1:18; EPH 1:22-23 SECRETS CLOSED TO THE OUTSIDE WORLD Secret rituals, temples and doctrines. Finances not public. No communication with Christians. All other are outsiders. No one knows the truth as they (and their prophet) does. Persecution complex. CANNOT LEAVE Always testing loyalty of followers. Obedience (bind) is primary. Leaders have all power are followers intermediary with God- not Jesus. Only way to leave is by excommunication, threats, spiritual bondage, fear & guilt most common. If you leave you are cut off from all in cult.


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1. Atmospheric - Where the clouds are & airplanes and birds fly. (Gen. 1:8-9; Job 26:8) 2. Starry Space - (Gen. 1:14-19; 15:5) 3. 3rd Heaven - (2 Cor. 12:1-7) HELL AND UNDERWORLD 1. Tartarus - (1 Peter 3:9; 2 Peter 2:4) For fallen angels who sinned before the flood. 2. Paradise - (Lk. 16:19-31) Now empty - (Eph. 4:8-10) Christ took to heaven 3. Place of Torment - (Mt. 16:18; Lk. 16:19-31; Rev. 20:11-15) For the wicked souls waiting for final judgment. 4. Abyss of bottomless pit - Abode of demons and some angelic beings (Rev. 9:1-3,11; Rev. 20:1-10 (OT- Abaddon)) 5. Lake of fire - Eternal hell and perdition of all fallen angels, the devil, demons, wicked men. (Mt. 25:41; Rev. 14:9-14; Rev. 20:10-15) CHURCH A. Definition 4. Greek - Ecclesia (1 Cor. 1:2) 5. English - To call out from 6. It can refer to a local group of believers. (Col. 4:15) 7. It can also mean the church universal (1 Cor. 15:9)

B. Foundation 6. It belongs to Jesus Christ (Mt. 16:18) 7. It is founded on Peters confession (Mt. 16:16-18) 8. Jesus as the Chief Cornerstone (Eph. 2:20) 9. The apostles and prophets are the foundational and foundation laying ministries (Eph. 2:20) 10. The Spirit Empowered Church began on the day of Pentecost. (Acts 2:1-47) (Old Testament believersChurch in the wilderness (Acts 7:37-38)) SECOND COMING OF CHRIST 1. Secretly at the rapture (1 Thess. 4:16-17; 5:2; Mt. 24:44-50) 2. Publicly at the revelation (Zech. 14:4; Rev. 1:7; Titus 2:13; Mt. 24:30)