How Do You Spell Relief? by Larry Wynn

STAYING TRUE
2 CORINTHIANS 11-13
APRIL 18, 1999 A.M.
SERIES: “A SURVIVAL KIT...”
SUBJECT: CULTS

INTRODUCTION

A. “THE APPROACH OF THE YEAR 2000 HAS
SWELLED THE RANKS OF THE FEARFUL
AND THE CREDULOUS.”

1. THIS ACCORDING TO TIME
MAGAZINE, APRIL 7, 1997.

2. THE ARTICLE “THE LURE OF THE
CULT GOES ON TO QUOTE CARL
RASHKE, CULT SPECIALIST AT THE
UNIVERSITY OF DENVER WHO
PREDICTS “AN EXPLOSION OF
BIZARRE AND DANGEROUS CULTS.”

3. HE INDICATES MUCH OF THIS IS DUE
TO “MILLENNIAL FEVER.”

4. TIME SAYS, “THE MODERN ERA OF
CULTISM DATES TO THE 1970'S
WHEN THE FREE INQUIRY OF THE
PREVIOUS DECADE LED QUITE A
FEW EXHAUSTED SEEKERS INTO
INTELLECTUAL SURRENDER. OUT
FROM THE RABBLE OF THE
COUNTER CULTURE CAME SUCH
GROUPS AS THE CHILDREN OF GOD,
THE DIVINE LIGHT MISSION, THE
CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY, THE
ROBOTIC POLITICAL FOLLOWERS
OF LYNDON LAROUCHE, AND THE
UNIFICATION CHURCH OF THE REV.
SUN MYUNG MOON.”


5. SINCE THIS TIME WE HAVE HAD THE
JONESTOWN MASSACRE, WACO,
AND HEAVEN’S GATES AS THE MOST
EXTREME OF THE GROUPS.

B. WHO IS ATTRACTED TO A CULT?

1. TIME STATES IS NO ONE GROUP
SOCIALLY OR ECONOMICALLY
THAT IS MOST ATTRACTED.

2. DISILLUSIONED FOLKS FROM
EVERY STRATA OF LIFE HAVE BEEN
PULLED INTO BIZARRE RELIGIOUS
GROUPS.

C. WHICH CULT GROUPS ARE THE MOST
SUCCESSFUL?

1. THOSE THAT MIX ITS TEACHINGS
WITH “WEIRDLY ADULTERATED
CHRISTIANITY”.

2. HEAVEN’S GATE FOR INSTANCE
TOOK ASTROLOGY AND
CHRISTIANITY TOGETHER TO BUILD
ITS BELIEF SYSTEM.

D. AS WE MOVE TOWARDS A NEW
MILLENNIUM IT IS VERY IMPORTANT WE
STAY TRUE TO THE WORD OF GOD AND
THE GOD OF THE WORD.

1. IT IS IMPORTANT FOR OURSELVES
AND OUR CHILDREN.

2. IN ORDER TO DO THAT WE MUST
TEST THE SPIRITS REPEATEDLY.


E. 2 CORINTHIANS 11-13 GIVES US SOME
TESTS WE CAN FOLLOW TO SEPARATE
THE TRUE FROM THE FALSE.

1. UNDERSTAND IT WILL NOT ALWAYS
BE EASY.

2. SATAN COMES DISGUISED AS AN
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