NOTICE: THE FOLLOWING IS MY PERSONAL OPINION. (Signed) Sam Cook WHAT IS A CULT? According

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------------------------------------------------------------------------------ NOTICE: THE FOLLOWING IS MY PERSONAL OPINION. (Signed) Sam Cook ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ WHAT IS A CULT? According to Walter Martin in his widely acclaimed book, "The Kingdom of the Cults", a cult is hereby defined: Quoting Dr. Charles Braden, Emeritus Professor, Northwestern Univ., from his book "These Also Believe" "By the term cult I mean nothing derogatory to any group so classified. A cult, as I define it, is any religious group which differs significantly in some one or more respects as to belief or practice from those religious groups which are regarded as the normative expressions of religion in our total culture". I may add to this that a cult might also be defined as a group of people gathered about a specific person or person's mis-interpretation of the Bible.... From a theological viewpoint, the cults contain many major deviations from historic Christianity. Yet paradoxically, they continue to insist that they are entitled to be classified as Christians." He further states.... From his study, I present here a (not all-inclusive) list of those groups meeting this description: Baha'i Faith Christian Scientist Church of New Jerusalem - Swedenborgianism Islam Jehovah's Witnesses Mormons - Latter-day Saints Rosicrucian Fellowship Scientology Seventh-day Adventists Theosophical Society Unification Church Unitarians Unity School of Christianity Way International Worldwide Church of God Zen Buddhism For a definition of a Christian, please see the file CHRISTIA.DEF.

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