Wednesday, July 30, 2014

what is a cult?

Good podcast on the characteristics of a cult. Bob Pardon being interviewed by Neil Damgaard:    

"The member confuses their commitment to God with their commitment to the institution.  The two become synonymous.  So, to leave one is to leave the other."  (Bob Pardon) 

Other characteristics... 

  • Is there use of "undue influence"?
  • Is it enslaving or freeing? 
  • Is there a leader with a pipeline to God but without any accountability?
  • Does it take biblical principles beyond their proper use?

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