In the past I have said that not all charismatics are the same, but that they all share the same guilt for their errors. Charismatics are the spawn of Pentecostalism. It is therefore prudent to see whether or not the child of Pentecostalism is just a wild and unprecedented mistake – or if it is a genealogical reproduction of its parent. If it is a mistake, then Pentecostalism might be exonerated. But, what if charismaticism is a true child, an image of its parent? If this is so, then we have no option but to cast Pentecostalism into the same pit that charismaticism belongs to. Continue reading “AZUSA STREET The Birth of a Lie”
United Pentecostal Church
Within the Pentecostal movement, the United Pentecostal Church is quite unusual. It holds some extra-biblical beliefs that separates it from being called Christian. It is important to understand that the body of Christ can afford to differ on nonessential issues, but not when it comes to the essentials of the Christian doctrine. It is therefore important to remember that a cult according to the Word of God is any group of people that worship anything or anyone other than Jesus Christ, and believe anything contrary to His Word as found in the Bible. There are many biblical things to which the UPC holds but the Bible should never be twisted and wrangled to fit a particular set of beliefs. Continue reading “Cult of United Pentecostal Church”
Ten warning signs of a potentially unsafe group/leader.
1. Absolute authoritarianism without meaningful accountability.
2. No tolerance for questions or critical inquiry.
3. No meaningful financial disclosure regarding budget, expenses such as an independently audited financial statement.
4. Unreasonable fear about the outside world, such as impending catastrophe, evil conspiracies and persecutions. Continue reading “Signs of a Cult”
There are various theories on the existence of black Jewish tribes in Africa. Such people are erroneously described as descendants from the so-called “ten lost tribes of Israel”. Some of them now claim Israeli (or Jewish) identity, and this claim has already given rise to a significant migration from Africa to Israel. Continue reading “Lost Israeli Tribes in Africa?”
The Blou Rokke religious cult had its beginnings in South Africa under the leadership of Maria Martha Fraser whom they call their founder. Their golden jubilee publication, Spade Reën Sending van S.A. Continue reading “Blou Rokke – A Latter Rain Cult”
There are now two distinct camps in Adventism. The split became apparent in the late 1970’s when “pastors” of many years’ standing began to question their prophetess, Ellen G. White. Continue reading “Is the seventh day Adventism a cult?”