Tag: Cult

Is the Pastor taking your Spouse?

Should I follow the pastor instead of my husband? Does the pastor take precedence over the husband in family matters and decisions? Should I follow my husband if he decides to leave the church to attend another church?

Out of Context: Touch Not My Anointed Ones

Context is everything. Systematic studies in theologies and doctrines, proper hermeneutics and correct understanding of Biblical or any other ancient/historical writings require it. Context is a way for us to determine a few important purposes that surround writings. Who was it written by, who was it written to, and what […]

What is Holiness?

To some, Holiness is a person, or a position, the Pope. To others, Holiness is a dress standard and a laundry list of abstinence to certain things and behavior. To others, it is penance, ritual and practice. But what if Holiness is none of that?

How do you define a ‘Cult’?

How do you define a cult? How do you accurately determine if a group is just different, strange, or its actually a religious cult? This defines my criterion.

Combatting Spiritual Abuse: You should let it go!

I hear that phrase, a lot. Just move on. Let it go. Stop letting it control you. Forget. Forgive. Erase. Ignore. Stop focusing on it. Turn around. Find a new focus. More importantly, the organization I am most familiar with, being the Oneness Pentecostal Church, which is rife with spiritual […]

The Juxtaposition of Christ and Christianity Part #1

The longer I have been removed from organized religion the starker the contrast between the message of Christianity and the visible church (application) of Christianity has become to me. As I study the history of¬†fundamentalism, evangelicalism and the later rise of the charismatic movement (more on that to come in […]

Are Legalists … Saved?

At its core, legalism is the belief or doctrines that there are standards, rituals, and performances one must do in order to be accepted by God i.e., Saved. As noted in my previous article, “Forcing the Bible to say what it does not say”, I noted the comments of a person who said, “Grace is only applied (Ephesians 2:8) to an individual after they have performed the ritual seen in Acts 2:38.”

Vague Dogma: Holy Magic Underwear

Have you ever heard of the secret under clothing worn by Mormons and was curious what it was? Is it really Holy Magic Underwear? Where did the idea come from, and do they still practice it? We answer all of those questions here!

I Backslid Into Jesus

The majority of Christendom is familiar with the term ‘Backsliding’, referencing someone who has moved backward in their relationship with God, rather than forward, closer to God. The term is naturally used negatively, often with scorn to identify someone who ‘walked away from God’ and is always used to pre-judge […]