CULT CATALOG OF THE "OTHER" JESUS
Ahmadiyya Movement - Founder: Hazat Mirza. "Jesus was not a
prtner in the Godhead, as was not Jacob. Both of them were
beloved prophets of God" (True Christianity and How it Leads to
American Atheist Center - Founder: Madalyn Murray O'Hair. "There
is no God, thus Jesus is not the Son of God."
Ananda Marga Yoga - Leader: Shrii Shrii Anandamurti. Jesus is
considered God, but there is no Trinity. "Be constantly absorbed
in the thought of God and you too will become God." (Baba's
Grace-Discourses of Shrii Shrii Anandamurti).
Anthroposophical Society - Leader:Rudolf Steiner. "According to
Steiner, Jesus of Nazareth was just an ordinary man until, at the
age of thirty, he received the Christ-Essence during his baptism
at the Jordan" (Spiritual Counterfeits Project in Berkeley, CA :
Letter, Feb, 1977) Steiner was an occult medium who interpreted
the Bible through clairvoyance.
Arica - Leader: Oscar Ichazo. "The point of Arica is
enlightenment, man's transcending from the state of ego into
what's known as the void. This is a state of consciousness . . .
Its not God. It's God Consciousness." Aricans blend physical
exercise and m editation. God is formless, thus Christ cannot be
God (Awakening Ways to Pyscho-Spiritual Growth, C. William
Assemblies of Yahweh - "John 2:19) is sometimes presented as
evidence that Yahshua is the Almighty, that He is co-equal with
His Father, and that He had the power to resurrect Himself. This,
of course, is a false, trinitarian concept" (The Sacred Name Br
oadcaster, Lincoln Frost). "We find the trinitarian doctrine to
be foreign to the Inspired Scriptures" (Doctrine #5).
Baha'i World Faith - Baha'i, an independent world religion based
on "a unique revelation of God," traces its roots to an early
division within Islam. God, called by different names, is one but
unknowable. Christ was a "manifestation" of God and a way to
God, but not the ONLY way to God.
Bawa Muhaiyaddeen Fellowship - Leader: Bawa Muhaiyaddeen. "God is
a secret and a mystery, but man is also a mystery. Only God can
see God. So if man is to see God, he must become God. Man becomes
God, and God becomes man. Its no big deal," says Bawa (Psy
Black Muslim - Leader: Wallace D. Fard (Allah-God) and Elijah
Poole (Elijah Muhammad - Fard's prophet). Also called "The Nation
of Islam." Elijah Muhammad said that Jesus was "only a prophet
and not the equal of Moses and Muhammad, and His religion was I
slam, not the Christianity of the Pope of Rome" (Pittsburg
Buddhism (Hinayana Buddhism and Mahayanna Buddhism) - "In
Hinayana Buddhism there is no god as we conceive of God . . . The
followers of Mahayanna Buddhism tend to deify Buddha. Their idea
of God; However, has no such comphrehensive attributes as has the
Christian God" (Religions in a changing World, Howard F. Vos)
This eliminates the possiblity of Jesus as a diety.
Cabala (Kabbalah) - Cabala is a system of Jewish Mystical thought
which originated in Southern France and Spain in the 12th and
13th centuries. The Cabala doctrine of deity recognizes only two
deities - the hidden god, the infinite great divine Nothing; and
the dynamic god of religious experience (Spiritual Counterfeits
Center for Spiritual Awareness - Leader: Roy Eugene Davis. Also
called: Christian Spiritual Alliance. Buddha, Sri Krishna, and
Jesus were enlightened souls. "The second coming of Jesus is a
fanciful hope. The awakening of individuals to the realization o
f their own Christ-nature is what will liberate man and transform
society" (Darshan: The vision of Light, Roy E. Davis). Jesus was
a man who reached Christ-consciousness and was on earth to share
the truth of this consciousness.
Children of God - Leader:David Brandt Berg (Moses David).
Started as a fundamentalist counter-culture ministry, but
degenerated into belief in the occult, reincarnation, and sexual
permissiveness. The COG believes that Berg is the ONLY end-time
prophet; that the COG IS the remnant church of the last days;
that its authority is absolute; and in the use of blasphemy,
profanity, vulgarity, and pornography (Moody Monthly July/August
Christian Scientist - Founder: MAy Baker Eddy. Jesus was a mere
man who demonstrated the Christ (i.e. a divine idea). It doesn't
matter whether Christ ever existed, and His blood doesn't cleanse
from sin (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Th e
Firts of Christ Scientist and Miscellany, both by Mary baker
Church of the Living Word - Leader: John Robert Stevens. Also
called:THE WALK. "Jesus Christ came to participate in humanity
and make the bridge of communication so that God could
communicate himself into our very beings. What He is, we become"
(The Word Became Flesh, a Living Word Publication). According to
Stevens, this begins with contemporary revelations which make
the the Living Word (Christ) to the World. Although some
acknowledgement is made of the inspiration and authority of the
Scripture, in p ractice the source of teaching is current
revelation, not the Bible. Stevens considers himself God's chief
Church Universal and Triumphant - Leader: Elizabeth Claire
Prophet. Also called: Summit International or Summit Lighthouse.
The Church Universal and Triumphant is a mixture of eastern
religions, Theospohy, Christianity, and many other things.
Elizabeth i s recognized as one of the two witnesses of
Revelation 11. Her late husband and founder, Mark, is considered
a man that had the Christ Consciousness within him. He was one of
many who achieved the "God self" witness.
Dhyana-Mandiram - Leader: Pandit Usharbudh. "God is esentially
formless . . . God may manifest Himself-Herself-Itself in any
form, at any time, at any place, on any planet . . . Jesus may be
accepted as one of the many incarnations of God" (Hinduism: An
Introduction, Pandit Usharbudh and Yorke Crompton).
Divine Light Mission - Leader: Guru Maharaj Ji. Guru Ji is the
Living Perfect Master. Jesus was the Perfect Master of His time,
but Ji has replaced Him. Ji claims the world needs the knowledge
of Reality, and he claims to be the source of that knowledge and
of peace in the world, according to David J. Hesselgrave, Trinity
Evangelical Divinity School.
ECKANKAR - Leader: Sri Darwin Gross. ECKANKAR says it is the
wellspring and essence of all religions, philosophies, and sacred
doctrines. It claims to be the way to God-realization via the
"ancient science of soul travel." ECKANKAR makes the biblical God
into a demon who as creator is responsible for the evil in the
world and defines Christ as "god as all men are god" ("Eck World
News, December, 1978, page 13).
Findhorn Foundation University of Light - Leaders: Peter and
Eileen Caddy. "The Devic (Deva is a being of light) would
emphasize that man has to do one thing to reverse the trend of
events on the planet: he has to recognize within himself the
Divinity an d wholeness of which he is a part" (The Magic of
Findhorn, Paul Hawken). They separate Jesus and Christ and appear
to be panthiestic. The group, a form of spiritism, became famous
because the Findhorn community in Scotland has a producing garden
near the Artic Circle which is supposedly taken care of by plant
Freemasonry - ". . . We tell the sincere Christian that Jesus of
Nazareth was but a man like us" ("Morals and Dogmas" by Albert
Pike in How to Respond to the Lodge).
Hare Krishna - Founder: Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Also called:
International Sciety of Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). To the
Krishnaite, the world is not real; its illusion. Salvation comes
by chanting the name of their god, Hare Krishna, at least 1,728
tim es daily. They believe in the literal interpretation of the
Hindu scriptures, but they also accept the Bible as one of the
scriptures. They consider Jesus one of their gurus.
CATALOG OF THE CULTS - PART B
"I AM" MOVEMENT - Leader: Guy Ballard (Pen Name: Godfrey Ray
King). Jesus, a man, developed the I AM/GOD SELF within himself.
This almighty I Am presence is a pure reservoir of energy
stationed over the head which can be drawn on at will. Jesus is
seen a s one of the many Ascended Masters. They do not recognize
the Trinity. This cult is an off-shoot of the Theosophical
Society. It modern form is called the Summit Lighthouse or Church
Universal and Triumphant. However, the "I Am" movement still
exist as an independent organization (The 'I Am' Discourses,
Saint Germain Press).
Iglesia Ni Cristo - Leader:Felix Manalo. "We believe in Jesus
Christ, but we do not believe that He is True God. We believe in
only one true god, the god of creation. Jesus Christ is a great
savior and was commissioned by God to be the savior" ("Research
Center Bulletin," Far East Broadcasting).
Inner Peace Movement - Leader: Rev. Francisco Coll, DD. A form of
spiritualism and spiritism combining ESP, astro-projection,
psychic phenomena,etc., they introduce seven levels of
consciousness. Christ consciousness is the highest. Jesus had
reached Chr ist Consciousness and taught this while on earth.
Jesus was a man. They separate Jesus and Christ. God is
impersonal and spoken of as The All, The Cosmos, and The Universe
(Every Wind of Doctrine, Hobart Freeman).
Integral Yoga Institute - Founder: Swami Satchidananda. "There
are not many gods; there is only One. And that One has no name,
no form, no place. (Thus Christ is not God.) He is everywhere-in
actuality, neither he, nor she, nor it . . . The two sides are
positive and negative, light and shade. Evil is also God." says
the Swami (The Youth Nappers, James C. Hefley).
Islam - Christ was a prophet of Allah, but was superseded by
Muhammad's teachings and authority.
Jainism - Founder:Mahavira. "Jainism begins by denying the
existance of an external supreme being, creator, or Lord, who is
the mainstay of the universe. (Thus,no Christ.) For these
non-theistic humanist, there is no need to assume a First cause"
(Religi ons in a Changing World, Howard F. Vos)
Jehovah's Witnesses - Jesus is a created being, Michael, the
first creation of Jehovah and the "Son of God."
Laymen's Home Missionary Movement - Leader:Raymond J. Jolly.
Similar to the Jehovah's Witnesses, they deny the physical
resurrection of Jesus Christ. "John 4:24-God is a Spirit. Luke
24:39-A Spirit hath not flesh and bones . . . In the first place,
God d irectly tells us that Jesus is now a spirit being"
(Epiphany Studies in the Scriptures). "Trinitarians have grossly
mistranslated and miscapitalized this passage to read their
trinitarianism into it, as they have done in other cases. The
proper translatio n shows that Christ is not Jehovah . . . He is
Jehovah's appointed Savior for the world, not Jehovah Himself"
(Epiphany Studies in the Scriptures-Series 1).
Liberal Catholic Church - Leaders:Charles W. Leadbeater and
Vincent M. Matthews. "Obviously, God is not and cannot be a
person. (Thus, no divine Christ.) The persons of the Holy Trinity
are representatives or masks for the One God who is beyond
individua lity; is unlimited; eminent; and transcendent" (The One
Existance, E.M. Matthews). The LCC is independent of the Roman
Catholic Church and blends elements of theosophy and pantheism
(These Also Believe, Charles Samuel Braden).
Megiddo Mission - Founder:Rev. L.T. Nichols. "Christ, Emmanuel,
'God with us,' is not the eterenal God but the Son of God,
conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, but wholly human
in his nature -Matthew 1:23,Hebrews 2:16,17 . . ."(History of
the Megiddo Mission, published by Megiddo Mission Church).
Mormons-Founder:Joseph Smith, Jr. Also Called: Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Jesus is a pre-existant spirit, also
the Father, one of many gods. Christ was God-man, and men can be
just like him (Mormon Doctrine, Bruce McConkie).
Nichiren Shoshu Soka Gakkai - Soka Gakkai substitutes Gautama
Buddha and Nichiren for the True God and repleces the Bible with
the Lotus Sutra, a false scripture. Soka Gakkai translates to
"Value Recreation Society" ("Views on Christ," John Weldon).
Peace Mission Movement - Leader: Father Divine (George Baker).
Baker distinguishes between Jesus and Christ. "I say B.J. not
B.C. because it was before Jesus yet, in my opinion, it was not
before Christ" (The New Day, September 1,1945). "Jesus, he (Baker
) seems at times to regard as merely the temporal and physical
embodiment of the Christ" (These Also Believe, Charles Samuel
Braden). Baker has claimed to be God and the Holy Spirit. There
are also references in Baker's writings to indicate that Jesus
is God (Kingdom of the Cults, Walter Martin).
Psychiana - Leader: Frank B. Robinson. "At no time has God, nor
will God, manifest Himself on this earth or anywhere as a person
...Jesus was no more than a human acting out the God-power" (They
Have Found a Faith, Marcus Bach).
Radha Soami Society - Leader: Charan Singh. God is seen as
attributeless, formless, and impersonal without personality and
name, although they give "him" the qualities of love, grace,
wisdom and power. The Society asserts that there are countless
gods and goddesses, lords, rulers and governors in the universe
(The World of Gurus, Vishal Mangalwadi), thus Jesus Christ is not
Lord of Lords.
Rajneesh Meditation Centers - Leader: Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh.
"But God (thus, Christ) is not a person. God is the process..
Existance is without cause . . .In the beginning, there is no
cause so in the end there can be no purpose" (Beyond and Beyond,
A charya Rajneesh).
Rosicrucianism - Jesus was a reincarnated man, the highest
luminary possible. The Christ spirit in Him was amanifestation of
the cosmic Christ ("Rays from the Rose Cross," December, 1978).
Ruhani Satsang - Leader: Kirpal Singh. "Jesus Christ was
essentially a man of the East, and his teachings are imbued with
oriental mysticism. It is even speculated that he spent many of
his early years in india and learned from the Yogins and Buddhist
mon ks" (The Crown of Life, Kirpal Singh).
Sacred Mushroom of the Cross - Leader: John Allegro. Christ was a
mushroom (Sacred Mushroom of the Cross, John Allegro).
Sanatana Dharma Foundation - Leader: Yogeshwar Muni. (also called
Kayavarohan). Jesus is a man who achieved a divine state through
meditation. Sanatana Dharma is considered the eternal path to
truth leading to fulfillment and divinity. "Thus men, for the
first time on Earth, could achieve the God level not only in
concept, but in physical manifestations as well" (Vishvamitra
Satanism - The introduction to the satanic bible says, "What
amuses us most is that you indicate that a mere command to Satan
in Jesus' name is sufficient to dismiss him. The Prince of
Darkness regards both God and Jesus Christ a figments of man's
more in fantile imagination, at least insofar as their supposed
power is concerned. God is dead, and Christ was but a man" (Every
Wind of Doctrine, Dr. Hobart Freeman).
Scientology-Founder: L. Ron Hubbard. Hubbard claims to have found
the spiritual technology to dispense the one "true way" to man.
It is a process working through levels of self-knowledge and
knowledge of past lives to awaken the primordial diety within un
til a person is able to regain total godhood. Christ is a man
"who achieved a 'state of clear' but not the higher state of
'Operating Thetan" ("Certainty" magazine, Vol 5, No 10).
Self-Realization Fellowship - Leader: Paramahansa Yogananda.
Group also called "Yogoda Satsanga Society." Separates Jesus and
Christ. Jesus was indwelt by the Christ Consciousness. "Let the
omniscient Christ Consciousness come to Earth a second time and b
e born in you, even as it was manifested in the mind of Jesus"
(Metaphysical Meditations, SRF Publishers_.
Shintoism - "Diety is spirit, without form, unknowable . . .
changeless, eternal, existing from the beginning of Heaven and
Earth up to the present, unfathomable, infinite . . ." (Source of
Japanese Tradition, Vol 1, editor William Theodore De Bary).
Shree Guru Dev Siddha Yoga Ashram - Leader: Swami Muktananda
Paramahansa. Also called: "Sidha Yoga Dham." This is a self
realization group whose leader claims to be god. "This is the
praise of the all-pervasive, formless, unmanifest, Absolute Being
who ma nifest Himself in a thousand forms . . . Above all, you
will receive Divine Grace and finally realize your own divinity."
Rejects God manifesting Himself in Jesus Christ (Songs of God,
Guru, Self - Kabiraj).
Sikhism - Founder: Nanak. Sikhism developed an abstract and
mystical monotheism. God is formless, soverign, unknowable and
absolute. However, a righteous person can call upon the grace of
Sat Nam - God. If a person reaches salvation, which is by works,
he absorbs into God. rejects the idea that God revealed in a
Person of Jesus Christ (Cults, World Religions and You, Kenneth
Sivananda Yoga Vedenta Centers - Leader: Swami Sivananda. Also
called "Internatioonal Sivananda Yoga Society." God (or Christ)
is not a person or spirit, but Consciousness. He is sometimes
reborn as a man, other times as an animal, plant, or even
inanimat e object. (The World of Gurus, Vishal Mangalwadi).
Spiritual Advancement of the Individual Foundation. - Leader: Sri
Satya Sai Baba. Jesus Christ is seen as an "Avatar," a diety
descended to earth in bodily form. Sai Baba is Jesus Christ who
was returned. Man, according to Baba, is Atman - Self or God. Ma
n is under an illusion so that he forgets that he is God. Baba
also teaches that God is ultimately without attributes (The World
of Gurus, Vishal Mangalwadi).
Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship - Founder: Arthur Ford and others.
"There was no Christ 2,000 ago. There was a man 2,000 ago through
whom the Annointed One was able to manifest. The man died, Christ
lived, and as the Holy Spirit has been helping . . . The Divine
Mind or the Concept of God has within himself all the faculties
or qualities of both male and female. There can be no creative
expression, there can be no life without these two qualities. So
God is neither man nor woman." Ford, a former Christian minister,
made these comments during a seance March 18, 1965 (Unknown but
Known, Arthur Ford).
Spiritualist - Jesus was an outstanding Jewish medium (Kingdom of
the Cults - Wlater Martin).
Sri Chinmoy Centers - Leader: Sri Chinmoy. God is seen as
Consciousness and Light. Realize the divinity within you. "It is
not because of his (Jesus') miracles that he is worshipped, but
because he brought down the eternal Consciousness, the infinite
Cons ciousness" (Kundalini: The Mother Power, Sri Chinmoy).
Still Point Institute - Leader: Sujata. Christ is an evolutive
god, a cosmic Christ. A heavy influence of Zen Buddhism negates
the personal God (The Still Point, William Johnson).
Subud - Leader: Muhammad Subuh (Bapak). God is a "Great Life
Force that flows through everything and everyone. It is
impersonal." (Thus no divine Christ.) God is felt through
"latihan" which is an inner vibration. The objective is Subud is
to become passi ve so that you can experience and feel latihan
(New Gods in America, Peter Rowley).
Sufism - Leader: Pir-O-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan. God is an
"Abstract Sound" which is the creative life principle in all of
nature. "The goal of Sufism is union with God in this life."
Because of its link with Islamic philosophy, it would not
consider Je sus as God (Awakening Ways to Psycho-Spiritual
Growth, C.William Henderson).
Swedenborgism - Founder: E. Swedenborg. A form of spiritism which
also denies the person of the Holy Spirit. He is called an
efficiency or sanctifying influence. "We ought to have faith in
God the Savior Jesus Christ, because that is faith in the
visible God in Whom is the Invisible; and faith in the visible
God, Who is at once Man and God, who enters Man" (True Christian
Religion, E. Swedenborg).
Taoism - Greatest philosopher: Chuang Tzu. "There is no personal
Creator-God" (Cults, World Religions and You, Kenneth Boa).
Tarotology - The most serious form of cartomancy (divination by
cards). It has been linked with magic, numerology, astrology and
other cults. For all the languages about God, Spirit and the
Truth of Gpd, the God and Truth of Tarot are in no way those of J
esus Christ. It is an idolatrous system (Dennis Hesslegrave,
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School).
The Farm - Leader: Stephen. An eastern mysticism commune in
Summertown, TN. Jesus, a teacher, was a good man indwelt with
Christ Consciousness. "In the telepathic medium of the Holy
Spirit, Christ consciousness, Buddha consciousness, call it what
you will , exist all the time. ... You don't have to call it
Jesus or Buddha or Krishna, it's 'the consciousness'"(Hey
The Foundation Church of the Millenium - leader: Father John.
Denies the diety of Jesus Christ. It is an off-shoot of or the
front for the Process Church of the Final Judgement (below)
although they deny affiliation. They were both founded in
September, 1 966; began in Xtul, Mexico; listed their midwest
address as 1529 N. Wells Street, Chicago, IL; and have both since
The Holy Order of MANS - Leader: Earl Blighton. Holds the
occult-eastern view that Jesus was a great teacher, but merely a
man who attained an impersonal kind of "Christ Consciousness."
They separate Jesus and Christ. They believe all can attain
Christ-Co nsciousness (Spiritual Counterfeit Project, Berkeley,
The Himalayan International Institute of Yoga Science and
Philosophy. - Founder: Swami Rama. "In order to become true
members of the Church of Christ, a person must know not who Jesus
was, but what Christ is. Christ, Ishvara, is the very personal
force pe rvading the universe that guides and illuminates every
aspirant. . . It is not an embodied person, but rather a force in
which all individual beings are divine sparks. . ."(Meditation in
Christianity, Dr. Pandit Arya). Swami Rama has said, "Jesus
Christ w as perhaps the greatest of all Yogis."
The Process Church of the Final Judgement - Founder: Robert De
Grimston. Jesus is a mere man. "The Processeans believe in three
gods: Jehohvah, Lucifer, and Satan" (Sata's Devices, Kurt Koch).
The 3 HO Foundation - Leaders: Yogi Bhajan and Guru Ram Dass. The
3 HO means Happy, Health and Holy. "What is God?... He is cosmic
energy... He is yin-yang; He is positive an negative. He is male,
female... When you say cosmic consciousness, you mean God. .. You
are God... God is you. Man has never realized he is God... God is
a stick... God is a cup.... God is a woman" (The Teachings of
Yogi Bhajan, Bhajan).
Unification Church - Leader/Fonder: Sun Myung Moon. Moon states
that God has dual qualities - spirit and energy. God is a
personal being with consciousness, intelligence, love and
purpose. Salvation can come only through the Messiah who achieves
perfectio n, marries, and has perfect offspring. Christ, Moon
says, was to do this, but He failed because he died before he
could marry. Because He was resurrected, Moon says, Jesus did
redeem man spiritually. The physical redemption of man will
happen through a se cond Messiah, but not Christ. The implication
is that Moon is the second Messiah. (Moody Monthly, July 1977).
The Way International - Leader: Victor Paul Wierwile. A very
close counterfeit of Christianity. They believe in God, the
Bible, Jesus Christ, salvation, and eternal life, but not the
Trinity. Jesus is NOT God, and the Holy Spirit is a synonym for
God (Jes us Christ is Not God, Victor Paul Wierwille).
Theosophist - Christ took the body Jesus, a man, to become a
teacher. Eventually all men become Christ.
Transcendental Meditation - Leader: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Also
called "Spiritual Generation Movement," "Student's International
Meditation Society," "TM." Maharishi says the reason for creation
and individual life is the expansion of happiness. This is d one
by expanding one's consciousness through seven levels of
consciousness. Jesus is considered an Enlightened One. Leaders
have attempted to claim that TM is not a religion, but courts
have ruled that it is, and the nature of its initiation rites
prove that it is Hindu derivative. (Meditations, Maharishi Mahesh
Unitarians - Jesus was a man who believed in One God, not the
Unity School of Christianity - Jesus was a perfect man, indwelt
by the Christ Consciousness, present in every human being.
Vedanta Society - Founder: Swami Vivekananda. Also known as
"Ramakrishna Order." "They (gods) are human beings with
extraordinary, original powers and entrusted with a Divine
commission. Being heirs of Divine power and glories, they form a
class of their own. To this class belong the incarnations of
God, like Christ, Krishna, Buddha, and Chaitanya and their
devotees of the highest order" (Hindu View of Christ. Swami
Witchcraft - "Down through the centuries, many witches and
sorcerers consider God and Satan as merely symbols of power, with
no real existance as personalities" (Kingdom of Darkness, F.W.
Thomas). Some witches may see Jesus as a wizard who was able to
mas ter natural and occult forces.
Worldwide Church of God - Leader: Hurbert W. Armstrong. Jesus is
a part of the godhead (God is a family) and men can become like
Jesus and part of the God family - Sons of God. They do not
believe in a closed godhead (TRINITY). The Holy Spirit is not
cons idered a person, but the Father and the Son work through it.
(Derivate cult - International Church of God. Leader: Son of
Herbert, George, was disowned by his father and started this
group that believes the same but claims that the Wordlwide Church
lost i ts authority when Herbert divorced his wife.)
Zen Buddhism - "Since Zen does not affirm the existance of the
living God, it is not only absolutely destitute of the special
revelation of God in His Word, but is wholly alien to the God of
revelation." says Lit-Sen-Chang (The Kingdom of the Cults, Walte
Zoroastrianism - Founder: Spitoma Zoroaster. This is one of the
first monothesistic religions in the world, and adherents of this
religion are thought to have been the originators of the Wise Men
from the East who searched out Jesus when He was born. This cult
doesn't recognize a personal God. Their god, Ahura Mazda, is
impersonal and has no physical nature (Cults, World Religions and
You, Kenneth Boa).