keeping Your Kids From The Cults by Larry Wynn

(outline)KEEPING YOUR KIDS FROM THE CULTS
COLOSSIANS 2:8-10
APRIL 13, 1997 A.M.
THEME: CULTS
SUBJECT: CHILDREN/CULTS
Larry Wynn

INTRODUCTION

A. OPENING ILLUSTRATION: “ON SATURDAY,
MARCH 22ND, AROUND THE TIME THAT THE
DISCIPLES OF HEAVEN’S GATE WERE JUST
BEGINNING THEIR QUIET AND METICULOUS
SELF-EXTINCTION, A SMALL COTTAGE IN
THE FRENCH CANADIAN VILLAGE ST.
CASIMAR EXPLODED INTO FLAMES. INSIDE
THE BURNING HOUSE WERE FIVE PEOPLE,
ALL DISCIPLES OF THE ORDER OF THE
SOLAR TEMPLE. SINCE 1994, 74 MEMBERS OF
THAT GROUP HAVE GONE TO THEIR DEATH
IN CANADA, SWITZERLAND, AND FRANCE.
FOR TWO DAYS AND NIGHTS BEFORE THE
BLAST, THE GROWNUPS HAD PURSUED A
REMARKABLE WILL TO DIE. OVER AND
OVER THEY FIDDLED WITH THREE TANKS OF
PROPANE THAT WERE HOOKED TO AN
ELECTRIC BURNER AND A TIMING DEVICE.
AS MANY AS FOUR TIMES, THEY
SWALLOWED SEDATIVES, THEN ARRANGED
THEMSELVES IN A CROSS AROUND A QUEEN
SIZE BED, ONLY TO RISE IN BLEARY
FRUSTRATION WHEN THE DETONATOR
FIZZLED. FINALLY, THEY BLEW
THEMSELVES UP. FOR THEM THAT WOULD
BE THE STAR SIRIUS, IN THE
CONSTELLATION CANIS MAJOR, NINE LIGHT
YEARS FROM QUEBEC. ACCORDING TO THE
DOCTRINES OF THE SOLAR TEMPLE, THEY
WILL REIGN THERE FOREVER, WEIGHTLESS
AND SERENE.”


B. THIS IS JUST ANOTHER ONE OF THE MANY
CULTS OPERATING IN THE WORLD TODAY.

C. LAST WEEK WE TOOK A LOOK AT THE
DEADLY DECEPTION OF THE CULT
MOVEMENT.

D. TODAY, I WANT US TO TAKE A PRO ACTIVE
APPROACH TO KEEPING OUR KIDS OUT OF
CULTS.

E. WE ARE TOLD AS WE NEAR THE YEAR 2000
THE NUMBER OF CULTS IN AMERICA WILL
BE INCREASING IN AMERICA.

THE REASON BEING THE APPROACH OF A
NEW MILLENNIUM.

G. YOUNG PEOPLE ARE A MAJOR TARGET OF
CULTS. THERE ARE MANY REASONS FOR
THIS.

1. TEENS ARE IMPRESSIONABLE.

2. THE DYSFUNCTION OF THE AMERICAN
FAMILY.

3. THE LACK OF IMPACT OF THE
CHRISTIAN CHURCH TODAY.

4. THE INTEREST IN THE OCCULT,
EASTERN ...


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