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Topic: Cults

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The Biblical City of Bethel (Luz) Would you clarify when the city of Bethel (Luz) was named? [Genesis].
Mary Baker Eddy & Christian Science: What are your thoughts about Mary Baker Eddy (Christian Science)?

Satan Released with Technology: Could you clear up a story I heard you tell about a preacher who indicated that Satan had been released with the development of technology and could it relate to this Daniel? [Daniel 12:4]

Heaven Before Judgment Day: How can we go to heaven before the judgment day, if we need to face the judgment? [John 5:24, 2 Corinthians].

Jehovah Witnesses: Could you help me sort through some of the things that Jehovah Witnesses believe? Recommended lectures on the Trinity and on Hell.

Roy Masters: What do you know about Roy Masters?

The SDA Leadership Promoting Falsehoods in their Church: Caller claims that many in denominations, such as, Seventh Day Adventists, know about the falsehoods they are spreading.

The Watchtowers (Jehovah Witnesses): What is your chief complaint about "The Watchtower"? (Jehovah Witnesses)?

Cults & Religion: What sets Christianity apart from other religions and cults? What is the evidence?
Two Disciples Were Martyrs: Aren't there only two disciples that died as martyrs? [2 Peter 2].

Ellen G. White & Seventh Day Adventists: Do you think Ellen G White (Seventh Day Adventist) intentionally set out to mislead people? [Acts 1:7].

Mormon Belief about Jesus: Could you help me sort what the Mormon's believe about Jesus' as Lord?

Christadelphians: Is the Christadelphian group a cult?
The Conviction of the Holy Spirit: What do you recommend regarding taking care to not squelch the prompting and conviction of the Holy Spirit [I Corinthians 11:30-32]. (The answer is given after the break as Steve was muted.)

Seventh Day Adventism: Caller discusses the difficulty of leaving the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Christian Biden Supporter: I just don't see how any Christian can support Donald Trump as president?
Jesus is Not God: Are you familiar with Victor Paul Wierwille (The Way International), who does not believe that Jesus is God?

Keeping the Old Law for Salvation: What scripture makes that case that we do not have to keep the Old Testament Law in order to make it to heaven?(Lectures recommendation; Hebrew Roots & Torah Observance) [Matthew 19:17-18, Hebrews 8:13].

Cults & Not Wanting to Submit: Could you comment on the last verse in Judges that says they didn't have a king and did what they wanted to do, and its relationship to cults? [Judges 21:25].

Palestine & Israel Conflict: What do you say to Palestinians who hate Israel because they took their land?
Other Religions Who Have Jesus in Their Faith: What is God gonna do about the religions and cults who have Jesus in their religions, but ignorantly don't have the same theology as we do? [Matthew 11:28-30, Matthew 16:17, 2 Peter 3:18].

Is 7th Day Adventism Correct in their Doctrine: Because I am seeking the true church, and am being drawn to the 7th Day Adventists, can you clarify why you don't think they are a good denomination with solid doctrine?

Former Membership in Cults: Should one who once belonged to a cultic group, should they have their name taken off the rolls?
War in Heaven: How can there be war in heaven? [Revelation 12:7, Daniel 10].

The Lord's Day: Is "The Lord's Day" Saturday or Sunday?
Seventh Day Adventism: So what do you think about the faith of the Seventh Day Adventist church?

Being Critical of the Faith One Has been Taught & Determining the Non-negotiables: Would you offer some guidance about how to be critical of the faith views one has been taught, and have confidence to explore truth and know what is essential to keep?
Critically Cross-examining the Scriptures: How does one remain spiritually safe, and avoid offending God, when critically cross-examining the scriptures?
Nonsensical Scripture Resolved: If you run across some scriptures that seem nonsensical, how do you process through that?

Christian Science & Word of Faith: Could you clarify the differences between Christian Science and the Word of Faith? [2 Corinthians 4:17, Psalm 119:71].

The Destiny of Those in Cults: Where do all the devotees of the many various cults actually go?

Grounds for Divorce: Since Mark and Luke did not mention the exception that will allow for divorce that is mentioned in Matthew, does it follow that there are other unmentioned exceptions? [I Corinthians 7:10-11].

The Sermon on the Mount: What should I consider when sharing "The Sermon on the Mount" with introducing someone to Christianity?
The Unity Church and the Gospels as True Historical Events: How do you affirm that the gospels are true historical events to someone being drawn to the Unity Church? [John 19, Luke 1].

Waco Cult & David Koresh: What do you think about the Branch Davidians and David Koresh? Do you think he was a Christian?

Jews Identified or Black Jews (Black Israelites): What do you think about Jews being black (Black Israelites)? How do we know and identify those that are considered Jews?
Jews, Not Really Jews: What do you think about when the Bible says that some confess themselves to be Jews, but are not? [Revelation 2:9, Revelation 3:9].

Memorizing the Bible: Comment; Should Christians find 65 friends and each memorize a book of the Bible, then we would have it when in prison together.
The Imagination: What do you think about one using their imagination?

Good Fruit From False Teachers & Prophets: If good fruit can't come from a bad tree, then how can good things come from false religions, teachers, and prophets, like Joseph Smith? [Matthew 7:15-18, I John 1:3, Deuteronomy 13:2, 2 Peter 2, James 3:2].

Church of Christ Bans Singing: Is the Church of Christ a cult because it bans singing?

Noah's Ark: Is it conceivable that the animals on Noah's ark were just babies, and not really full grown?
7th Day Adventists: Would you tell me about the 7th Day Adventists and if they are Christians? [Romans 14].

Unity School Church: What do you think about the Unity School?

Choosing Salvation for our Children: Is this verse saying that the children of Christians will be saved, if we choose life for them? [Deuteronomy 30:19]
Blue Ribbons, Fringe, & Black Israelites: As a particular religious sect suggests, do we still have to wear Blue Ribbons and fringe, since scripture says, "from generation to generation"? [Numbers 15:38].

Cults: What do you know about the African religion called Yoruba?
Black Israelites: What about the Black Israelites?

Oldest Religions/ Cult: Caller comments on World Mission Outreach and other religions and cults that do not hold essential beliefs or doctrines.

Religious Group Called "Nones": What does it mean that when people are associated with the group called "None"?

The Masons & Salvation: What will a Mason hear when he faces God after death?

Sharing the Love of God with Jehovah Witness: How do I lovingly approach someone with whom I am not on good terms and was steeped in Jehovah Witness organization?

Cults & Arnold Murray, Shepherd's Chapel: What do you think about the ministry of Arnold Murray and the Shepherd's Chapel (Modalism or Oneness, Serpent Seed doctrine)? What is a cult?

Astrotheology: Has Steve ever heard of Astrotheology?

Cult-Unification Church: Is the Unification Church a cult (Sun Myung Moon)?

Cult-like churches: Do you know anything about Victory Outreach?

Cult-like Churches How do you think about churches that have cult-like tendencies? What are the signs of cult-like behaviors? [I Corinthians 11].

Replacement Theology: What is Replacement Theology and Supersessionism? Did the New Covenant replace the Old Covenant? [Leviticus 26 & 28]
Scientology & Ron Hubbard: What is Scientology? Who is L Ron Hubbard? What are engrams?

Extreme Charismatics: What about extreme charismatics who are pursuing gifts that aren't even biblical (cults, Bethel movement, Sozo, Word of Faith)?

International Church of Christ: Do you know anything about the International Church of Christ?

Seventh Day Adventism: A friend of mine became an Adventist/SDA & married a person outside the faith completely, should I consider him a Christian?

Mormons & JW's: What do you think of Mormons/LDS & JWs?
Jesus going to Hell: Did Jesus really descend into hell?

Jesus Movement: Was the Jesus Movement a genuine revival or more of a cultural phenomenon?
Witness Lee Movement: Witness Lee Movement considered a cult?

Bethel Church in Redding: Bethel Church in Redding Ca is becoming a cult-like, controlling your thought process. Have you heard anything?

World Wide Church Of God: Were you familiar w/ Herbert W Armstrong & Worldwide Church of God?

JW's in Contrast to Christianity: Jehovah's Witnesses are deep into the Bible, but they are so different than what Christians believe.

A Christian converting to Jehovah's Witnesses: I just had a discussion w/ a recently converted Christian who is becoming JW. What can I do to win him back over? [Genesis 1, John 1, John 5, Colossians 1:15-16]

Adam with Eve: Where was Adam when Eve was being deceived by the serpent?
Jehovah's Witnesses: Where do Jehovah's Witnesses stand w/ Jesus?

Unitarian vs Trinitarian: Does Father equal Holy Spirit? Why is it important to believe that Jesus was actually the Son of God Incarnate? The Old Testament people didn't know that! Why isn't the Holy Spirit the Father since it was He overshadowing Mary instead of the Father?
JWs, Mormons & the Trinity: You just explained that Christians believe the Trinity differently, but yet the JWs & Mormons are called a cult because they believe it differently. Why?

Jesus & Other Religious Leaders: How is Jesus different from Buddha & other religious leaders? What is the difference between Buddhism and Christianity?

Enjoyed Sabbath Debate with Doug Batchelor: I loved the debate you had with Doug Batchelor, but my best friend converted over to that group, & I tried everything I could to stop him.

Jesus on the Cross, the Thieves On the Cross & the Elect: Who was Jesus asking for the Father to "forgive them for they know not what they do"? Jesus dying for the elect.
"Depart from me; I never knew you": Could the statement, "Depart from me; I never knew you" apply to people who were once "known" by Jesus but abandoned the faith?

United Pentecostal: Are United Pentecostals a cult? They don't embrace the Trinity, so is that heretical? being saved by faith, rather than having the correct doctrine

Cults: A Korean group is teaching that Jesus has a wife and came back in 1948.

Cults Helping: If wrong religious groups & cults have helped people leave a bad life style, why would God use them this way if they are wrong, if they were so bad?

Jehovah's Witnesses & Mormonism: Can you address cults such as Jehovah's Witnesses) & Mormons/LDS's?

Jehovah's Witnesses: What are the biggest difference between JW's & the Christian?

Pivoting from Once Saved, Always Saved to not: I think I've changed my view about "once saved, always saved" as a result of your teaching.
Witnessing to JW's Jehovah's Witnesses occasionally use "theocratic tact" to witness & a whole bunch of other wrong tactics.

Full Maturity of the Church: What do you think it will look like when the church matures? [Ephesians 4:11-13]
Mormons & Jehovah's Witnesses: Why do Mormons/LDS & JWs consider themselves Christians yet want to be apart from other believers & in fact only believe they are Christians?

Christadelphians: Do you know anything about the Christadelphians who ask why do we need to support Israel?

The Way International: We met some people who belong to The Way international, & they started saying we shouldn't study the Gospels because they've already been fulfilled, & we should only study books written by Paul. What do you think about that?

Family Reconciliation: People eating together with no reconciliation.
Eating with Unbelievers or Different Doctrine: What about letting people associate w/ you, dine w/ you, who you [2 John]

A False Christ: Would disproving Catholicism, Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormonism, & Adventists have a false Christ endanger your salvation? (The person called several times seeming to have a vendetta against SDAs.)

Unable to Answer a Cult's Questions: What should I say when I don't an answer to a cult's question?
Illegal Immigration: If we don't take illegal immigrants in we are accused of not being Christ-like

Adam & Eve: what happened to Adam & Eve? Did they repent?
Soul & Spirit & Death: What's the difference between the soul & the spirit? What happens after you die?
Mormonism: What do you think of Mormons?

Jehovah's Witnesses prooftexts: Have you ever gone through all the "proof texts" JWs use to prove their way of thinking?

Jesus has a Wife: Caller studying with a cult that says a woman in Korea was the wife of Jesus.

Sharing the Gospel with Mormons: I've been working with some Mormon missionaries, so what is your approach when talking to Mormons, & how to you talk to them on their level?

JW's & the 144,000: Is it true that Jehovah's Witnesses believe only 144,000 will make it to heaven?

Mormonizing of America: Caller wanted to recommend a book about about Mormons called, "Mormonizing of America" by Steve Mansfield.
Understanding Cults: Caller also says people need to do research on cults, offering some resources.

Dealing with JW's friends: What is the best way to deal with friends who are Jehovah's Witnesses?

Witnessing to Mormons: Caller thought he presented a pretty good presentation on Christianity to some Mormons, but the Mormons presented why their church was right.

Ethiopian Bible: What would you say to people who say the Ethiopian Bible was written way before the Christian Bible came out, so Christianity is just a copy of that?
Rastafarianism & Halle Salasi: What do you say to people who say Halle Salasi came from the Trible of Judah & it a Messiah?

Seventh Day Adventism: Are SDA's a cult or not?

General Assembly: Does Steve know anything about the General Assembly church? Is it a cult? [Hebrews 12:13]

Freemasonry & Christianity: Can Freemasonry & Christianity co-exist w/ each other?

Landmark Forum (Education): Caller was invited by a neighbor to go a Landmark Forum seminar & he looked into it before he went, & he thinks it's just a rehash of Werner Erhard's Est, & would like to know if Steve knows anything about it.

The Book of Mormon Origins: How did we get the book of Mormon? No one could account for it, so it either came from God or from Satan, a Mormon friend told the caller.

Jehovah's Witnesses: What is the best way to speak to JW's about Christ, & where are they missing the ball?

Christian Science: Are the Christian Scientists just like any other denomination? Is there any place in the Bible we can exploit for healing?

The Book of Mormon: Does the Book of Mormon talk about the Native Americans & all these ancient people that it proclaims to talk about?

World Wide Church of God: Steve doesn't consider the World Wide Church of God a cult anymore, but mainstream? What were the changes that were made?

Mormonism - 3 Levels of Heaven: Mormons believe in 3 levels of Heaven right? Mormons might have a lot truth, but even a little leaven could ruin all that, isn't that right?

Jehovah's Witnesses: Have you had any dealings w/ the Jehovah's Witnessess, & how do you witness to them?

Cults not believing Gifts of the Spirit: Is it true that cults don't believe in the Gifts of the Spirit, don't get messages from God? Do Muslims ever hear from God?

Church of God (cultic variety): There's a Church of God that says Jesus was in Korea.

Spiritual Fornication: I need a biblical definition for spiritual fornication. Some groups feel that if you go to another group, you are committing spiritual fornication.

New World Translation (JW's): Can you tell me about the New World Translation?

Strategies for Unity - Babylon & True Church: It's sort've hard to have unity in a church that claims all the other churches except theirs is "Babylon". The Seventh Day Adventist church even says this! We need to stay in such groups & try to tell show them why they are wrong.

New Thought - Metaphysical: (Call is very garbled) Have you ever heard of Emmit Fox & his book on the Olivet Discourse, which is about New Thought, Metaphysical?

Mormonism: What is your opinion about Mormonism? Are they a cult? Are they not going to make it to Heaven? What do you think about Joseph Smith's writings?

Jews, Messianic Jews, Adventists Christians & Christians: A long discussion about how the Messianic Jews or Hebrew Roots twist Scripture to propagate their religion, like when Paul said all meats were clean, but they say that the only thing that can be meat is what's already clean & so THEY are all still clean, but that Paul wasn't even talking about the supposed unclean food. [Romans 14, 1 Timothy 4:1-5]

Jehovah's Witnesses: What are some key texts to share w/ Jehovah's Witnesses as I witness to them? [1 Peter 3:15]

Witnessing To Christian Scientist: A follow up call about how to witness to Christian Science.

Christian Science & the Interpreter's Bible: Do you know anything about the Interpreter's Bible?

Male & Female God: We had some visitors the other day that claimed to be born-again Christians that said God was 2, male & female. [Isaiah 45:5, Genesis 1:26-27]
Chronological Order of Creation: Is my chronological order askew of creation? [Genesis 1-4]

Jehovah's Witnesses: How do we explain certain key verses JW's like to twist? I was having a discussion with one about what a cult was.

Catholic Church as opposed to real Cults: The Catholic church or Catholic Christians are not that different than other Christians. They aren't cultic like say Mormons, JWs, Christian Scientists.

Jehovah's Witnesses: So do you classify JW's as a cult?
Abomination of Desolation & Man of Lawlessness: Do you think the Abomination of Desolation is the Papacy? What about the Man of Lawlessness then?
Jehovah's Witnesses & the Papacy: Why then do you not denounce the Papacy as much as Jehovah's Witnesses?

Associating w/ Jehovah's Witnesses: What's your view regarding associating, witnessing to Jehovah's Witnesses, like wishing them God Speed & so on?

Sweat Lodge: A Native American invited me to a sweat lodge because I donated to them a cedar tree that was in my yard. Should I attend?

Going off on tangents: People get caught up in weird tangents all the time, but the main, plain thing is believing in Jesus [John 3:16]

Dispensationalists: What do Dispensationalists believe?
Adding or taking from the prophecy of this book: Would Dispensationalists be guilty of the curse at the end of the book of Revelation? [Revelation 22:18-19]
Mormons & JWs: Would you say Mormons or Jehovah's Witnesses are guilty of adding & subtracting Scripture? [Revelation 22:18-19]

The Mother God: Not the Mother OF God (Mary), but God being called Mother God.
The (Secret) Rapture: How did this idea of a Secret Rapture all of sudden become a major doctrine?

Witnessing to Jehovah's Witnesses: I've engaged in conversation w/ JW's....they seem to have a lot of knowledge even though misguided.
Being a Disciple of Christ: You are only a Disciple of Christ if you have LOVE for one another, isn't that right? What are you if you are NOT truly a disciple of Christ?

Giving Jesus Honor: I've been telling JWs that we aren't supposed to give too little honor to Jesus, but they are going around door-to-door saying we shouldn't give too much honor to Him. Do you think that's a good argument? [John 5:23]

JWs & the Trinity: Are you telling me Jehovah's Witnesses don't believe in the Trinity?
4 Blood Moons: Do you know anything about the 4 Blood Moons?

Jehovah's Witnesses: I'm concerned about my son associating w/ the JW's. Am I being too concerned about it?
JWs beliefs: What DO Jehovah's Witnesses believe?

Learning the ways of the heathen: So I shouldn't learn the ways of the heathen to better equip myself against them? [Jeremiah 10:1, Deuteronomy 12:29]
False Teachers: Is there any reason God allows false prophets, false teachers to arise? [Deuteronomy 13:1-5]

Searching for Perfect Church & 2 by 2's: My son & daughter in law have come across a group called, "Two by twos", who strongly believe in home church, & just wondering if you have any thoughts on this group?

Christian Science: Concerned about people who have joined Christian Science. What can you tell me about them?

Creation verses Evolution: One reason the Bible might not teach that creation was done by evolution is teach there were no such words as "millions" & "billions".
Seventh Day Adventism: What can you tell me about the Seventh Day Adventists? Are they mainstream theology or what? Are they a cult?

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