Saturday, March 1, 2008

How to Recognize a Cult in 2008



Have you or your church ever been accused of being a “cult”??

Most Independent Fundamental Baptist Church I know at one time or another has been accused of being a “cult”. While many things we believe and practice as IFB Churches have been long in our history, and in the history of many churches. Yet because of compromise, modernism, and the neo evangelical movement, many who have Bible standards are consider in 2008 as a ‘cult”.

Here are some thoughts from my good friend, Bro. Don Rice - -

How to Recognize a Cult in 2008

If you preach against anything, in 2008, you are a cult.

If you use and believe in an old “outdated” “thee” and “thou” Bible, in 2008, you are cult.

If ladies wear dresses to Church, in 2008, you are a cult.

If you Church practices any type of pastoral leadership, in 2008, you are a cult.

If you believe in and mention hell, in 2008, you are a cult.

If the words godliness and or holiness are recognized as Bible terms, in 2008, you are a cult.

If Church members love their pastor, and care about fellow members, in 2008, you are a cult.

If you believe in personal responsibility to Bible instructions and commands, in 2008, you are a cult.

If Church members are encouraged and expected to attend faithfully, in 2008, you are a cult.

If tithing is mentioned, and encouraged and or expected of members, in 2008, you are a cult.

If you used to be called, considered, or spoken of as a legalist, and you have not changed, you are now a cult.


Article by Bro. Don Rice

Faith Baptist Church

http://faithbaptist.webng.com/


Some I would like to add –

If you put folks in a van and go door to door on a Saturday, in 2008, you are a cult.

If you have a Sunday Evening Service, in 2008, you are a cult.

If you preach it is ashamed for men to have long hair in 2008, you are a cult.

If you teach folks to dress their in Sunday’s Best when going to church, in 2008, you are a cult.

Please use our comments to add to the list of - … in 2008, you are a cult.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

If you have a bus ministry and bring in the unsaved, unruly, non-tithing, snot-nosed kids who tear up the upholstery in your new bus or van and who need Christ as their savior in 2008, then you are a cult.

If you preach that wrong is wrong and right is right and that it is never right to do wrong and never wrong to do right in 2008, then you are a cult.

Warren Glore
Bus, Singles and Patch Director
Bethel Baptist Church
Wichita, KS

Bro. Jeff Hallmark said...

Thanks Bro. Glore, I can tell you've been there and done that!!

God Bless and keep on keeping on.

Anonymous said...

If you expect your people to give God more than one hour a week...

If you have scores of visitors who do not stay because your music is Godly...

If you preach more than one tough message a month a quarter ...

M.Barton Que.Can said...

If you preach from the Word of GOD and not the readers digest you are a cult.

If you love JESUS too much and go to church to often you are a cult.

If you say not everyone is a christian you are a cult.
If you are an Independent Baptist Church you are a cult.

Bob Marlowe said...

If you don't "fellowship" with the local Ecumenists, you are a cult.

If you call yourself "Fundamental", you are either a cult or a bunch of terrorists.

If you don't let everyone who walks in the door take communion, you are a cult.