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Signs of a cult

Dr. Steve Deckard, Institute for Creation Research, Bibliotheca Sacra, 135:539:232 (Litfin)

(1) Secrecy is employed; seldom is there full disclosure.

(2) Elite leadership does all the thinking. Others follow.

(3) Followers are the only ones who possess the whole truth.

(4) Scripture is never taken at face value.

(5) Loyalty goes to a leader or a system.

(6) The concepts lack historical roots.