Cult = “a group religious in nature which surrounds a leader, or a group which either denies or misinterprets essential biblical doctrines.”
Characteristic traits that can be found in cults as a whole
Cults will always:
1) Deify Man
They teach that man may become a god or is part of God. They often teach that man needs to become part of a certain organization or church to increase in knowledge and revelation. Someone (usually the leader of the organization) will say they are God or has the Christ Spirit in a greater way and will boldly proclaim that they are commissioned or appointed by GOD to be their leader.
2) Cults humanize GOD
They proclaim often that God’s nature or state must be understood to be true. If finite man cannot understand something about GOD then it is not true. By doing this, it elevates man’s mental ability to that of GOD.
3) Cults minimize the importance of the Bible.
Most cults use “anointed” information, books, magazines, or scriptures. These are believed to be just as or more important than the Bible itself. These materials are indispensable in understanding the Bible. Believe it or not, some cults actually discourage their members from reading the Bible alone. Some don’t even believe that the Bible is the Word of GOD. Other cults use the Bible with their own unique interpretation which deviates from Biblical Christianity.
4) Cults minimize or eliminate sin.
The true Biblical concept of sin is not taught and some cults actually eliminate sin altogether (such as Christian Science, mind science, new age groups). Biblical meanings are altered to their own personal interpretations.
5) Cults have a different way of salvation.
It is usually through works, or grace plus works. By the way, anytime you try to mix works with grace, it ceases to be grace. Romans 2: says, “
6) Cults have a different Jesus.
Virtually all cults deny the Deity of Jesus Christ. They teach that Jesus Christ is not GOD manifested in the flesh, but something less such as a created being, an angel, a prophet, an ascended master or just “a god”. Some cults even claim tht we can become the same as Jesus, changing the clear teaching of the Bible.
7) Cults have a different spirit.
Most cults teach that the Holy Spirit is no GOD but an impersonal force or energy that emanates from GOD to perform certain functions. It’s kind of like electricity flowing from your car battery to start your car. Jehovah Witnesses are a perfect example of this.
Cults believe that they are the only true church.
One mark of a cult that is the most common is their claim to be the only group or church ordained by GOD. They alone are the spokesman for GOD on earth today. GOD works only through their specific organization or church.
Watchman Fellowship, a great anti-cult ministry, states that there is an easy way to differentiate a cult from a church. The marks are as simple as add, subtract, multiply and divide.
Add: Cults add to Scripture. The revelation of God provided in the Bible is never sufficient for a cult. Thus they must add to the written revelation of Scripture, usually with additional scriptures or with their own translation of the Bible. In this way we have books such as The Pearl of Great Price of the Mormons and the New World Translation of the Bible produced by the Jehovah’s Witnesses. Since the Bible claims exclusivity as the written revelation of God, we must see that other books, even if the followers of cults claim that they are equal to the Bible, must actually be over and above the Word of God.
Subtract: Cults subtract from the person of Christ. Cults cannot tolerate the divinity and exclusivity of Jesus and therefore usually reduce Him to being nothing but a created being. In some cases they make Jesus only a manifestation or mode of God. In either case, the role of Jesus as revealed in Scripture is diminished.
Multiply: Cults multiply the requirements of salvation. Salvation, as it is presented in the Scriptures, is by God’s grace through faith alone. Cults continually add to the requirements of salvation, always adding human works as a necessary prerequisite to salvation. No cult teaches or endorses justification by faith alone. Thus all cults reject the very heart of the gospel.
Divide: Cults divide the loyalty of believers. Each cult believes that it has exclusive revelation and understanding of God that ensures its followers are either exclusively God’s people or are somehow more blessed than others. Cults always seek to divide believers against each other based on the previous three marks. Thus cults are, by their very nature, divisive.
Each one is proven to be true within the belief systems of several different cults including the Seventh Day Adventists, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (the Mormons), Jehovah’s Witnesses, Christian Scientists, The Moonies, and Oneness Pentecostals (or the Jesus-Only Movement).
The next time you confront someone who has questionable doctrine, listen carefully to what they are saying, and see if they add, subtract, multiply, or divide.
Witnessing to Family and Friends
Although witnessing to family and friends might not seem to fit in the cult profile; it very well could. Often family members or friends have fallen prey to a specific cult or the occult. We all know that one of the most difficult groups of people to share the Gospel with is family and friends. Why is that? Because they know us, have watched us, have seen our weaknesses, failures, attitudes, etc. Jesus even said this in Mark 6:4 that “a prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.” With this in mind, there are some things that we can do to reach lost family members and friends:
- Pray! Pray! Pray!
Remember, GOD loves them more than you ever could, and desires to have an intimate personal relationship with them. HE is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9). The great theologian RA Torrey said that prayer is the key that unlocks the storehouse of God’s unlimited power. So pray believing and continuously pray for them. Put them on your prayer list. Have your church and other believers pray for them. Then watch what the LORD does!
- Live godly.
Since our family and friends know our many weaknesses and failures, strive to always live a godly, holy, and blameless life. Be transparent about your weaknesses and failures. Be quick to ask for forgiveness when you’re wrong. Never let filthy communication come out of your mouth, but that which is encouraging (Colossians 3:8). If there’s any inappropriate talk or conversations, don’t take part or respond affirmatively to it. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid (Matthew 5:14)! They will see that you’re different then you used to be.
- Speak clearly.
The LORD will open the door at some specific time for you to share the Gospel, so be ready (1 Peter 3:15). Don’t chicken out! GOD promises that HE will give you the wisdom and the words you need to speak when you need to (Luke 12:11-12).
If possible, speak to them alone, especially where there are no distractions. When the LORD opens the opportunity, gently move the conversation from the natural to the spiritual (SEE Session 2).
It’s often a good idea to speak in the first person when sharing the Gospel. For example, “John, I used to think that GOD had this big scale, and if I did more good than bad, HE would eventually one day let me into Heaven. But then I read in the Bible, that we’re all sinners and our sin has separated us from GOD…”
- Make an agreement with a friend.
Since it’s often difficult speaking to your own family, make an agreement with a friend. You can speak to his family member(s) and he can speak to yours. Make sure you’re practiced up and prepared to share Jesus. You can make it a planned event (like dinner or meeting in the park, etc.) or you can make it a spontaneous visit (like visiting them in the hospital, nursing home, coming by the house, etc.) When you visit them, you might tell them many people love them and are praying for them.
- Be rich in good works.
When your family or friends see a changed life, they will take notice!
They don’t need to hear sermons from you, they need to see “a new creature in Christ” (2 Corinthians 5:17)! Look for opportunities to serve them, bless them, and encourage them. Remember important events in their lives, then call them, write them, visit them. Bring them flowers, go to important events, be there during discouraging times (1 Peter 2:15). They will see Christ living in you (Galatians 2:20) and will be thinking, “What’s going on, this person is different!”
- Be full of joy.
The Bible says, “The joy of the LORD is your strength.” (Nehemiah 8:10). The old saying, Happiness comes from happings, but joy comes from Jesus is so true. When your family or friend(s) see a transformed life by JESUS, a life full of joy, optimism, and full of peace, they will take note. Let all of your thoughts sift through the screen of Philippians 4:4-8 and 2 Corinthians 10:5.
- Be Faithful!
Learn to share the Gospel and be a faithful lifetime witness for JESUS!
The Bibles says, Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful (1 Corinthians 4:2). If the main priority of Jesus was “to seek and to save that which is lost”, can it be any less our priority? Jesus said, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men (Matthew 4:19. If we’re following Jesus, we will be fishing for men. So let’s be faithful to our Wonderful Awesome Savior till we see Him face-to-face. Oh, to hear those words, well done thou good and faithful servant, it will be worth it all! Hopefully these principles will assist you in sharing the Gospel with this precious group of people. Let’s go fishing!
When I enter that pearly white city, and all the saints around me appear;
I want to hear somebody whisper, it was you that invited me here!
Millions of dollars can create any image through beautiful television commercials and can convey that they are beautiful Christians, but the reality is that Mormonism is far from being Christian.
By the way, if you want to get a great video tape, I want to encourage you to pick up the video entitled The Godmakers. This video is excellent at conveying exactly what the Mormons believe and goes into great detail. It will change your life. You can pick it up at many Christian bookstores or you can get it online.
The Mormon church utilizes 4 books to form their doctrine. These are known as “The Standard Works”: the Bible (King James Version), the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price. Below you will find a plethora of false beliefs, doctrines, and quotes that the Mormon church adheres to. Although far from exhaustive, this will give you a glimpse into some of their false doctrines and teachings:
The eighth Article of Faith of the Mormon church reads, “We believe the Bible to be the Word of God as far as it is translated correctly”. Although Mormons believe the Bible is the word of God, they believe that the text has been corrupted by the errors of copyists and translators. Thus they deny that the Bible is wholly trustworthy and reliable.
By the way, The Bible says that GOD’s Word is settled forever in Heaven. It’s a good idea to ask the Mormon to show you exactly where the errors exist.
THE BOOK OF MORMON
First published in 1830, the book of Mormon was supposedly translated from “reformed Egyptian” (an unverified language) inscribed on golden plates, this book alleges that the resurrected Jesus Christ visited the Americas. It also contains selections of the history of the inhabitants of the ancient Americas discussing two groups of people: the Nephites, who were faithful to God; and the Lamanites, who were enemies both of God and the Nephites. As these two groups battled, the Lamanites gained victory over the Nephites. One of the last living Nephites, Moroni (the angel who allegedly appeared to Joseph Smith), buried golden plates in the hill Cumorah—located in upstate New York. These plates contained the Book of Mormon.
THE DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS
First published in its present form in 1870, the Doctrine and Covenants is a compilation of modern revelations, primarily received by Joseph Smith.
Unlike the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants presents several distinctively Mormon doctrines. For example, it teaches there are three levels of heaven (Section 76); the Word of Wisdom (Section 89); the practice of baptism for the dead (Sections 124, 127, 128); that God the Father has a body of flesh and bone just like humans (Section 130); the necessity of temple marriage (Celestial Marriage) for all eternity (Section 131); polygamy and godhood (Section 132); and missionary work in the spirit world (Section 138).
THE PEARL OF GREAT PRICE
The Pearl of Great Price is a compilation of several different writings: selections from the Book of Moses (a reworking of Genesis); the Book of Abraham (allegedly translated by Joseph Smith from ancient papyri; also a reworking of Genesis, teaching a plurality of gods); a brief extract from Joseph Smith’s “translation” of the Bible; Joseph Smith—History (which contains accounts of Joseph’s alleged visions and early persecutions); and The Articles of Faith (a vague summary of Mormon beliefs).
JOSEPH SITS IN JUDGMENT
“No man or woman in this dispensation will ever enter into the celestial kingdom of God without the consent of Joseph Smith. From the day that the Priesthood was taken from the earth to the winding up scene of all things, every man and woman must have the certificate of Joseph Smith, junior, as a passport to their entrance into the mansion where God and Christ are.” (Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses,, Vol. 7, p. 289)
“If we get our salvation, we shall have to pass by him; if we enter our glory, it will be through the authority he has received. We cannot get around him.” President George Q. Cannon, quoted in 1988 Melchizedek Priesthood Study Guide, p. 142.
“If we ask who will stand at the head of the resurrection in this last dispensation, the answer is Joseph Smith, Junior, the Prophet of God. He is the man who will be resurrected and receive the keys of the resurrection, and he will seal this authority upon others, and they will hunt up their friends and resurrect them.” Discourses of Brigham Young, p. 116.
MORMONISM SAYS ALL OUR CHURCHES ARE FALSE
“I was answered that I must join none of them, for they were all wrong; and the personage who addressed me said that all their creeds were an abomination in his sight; and those professors were all corrupt.” Pearl of Great Price, Joseph Smith 2:19.
“This Church is the only true and living church upon the face of the whole earth.” Doctrine and Covenants 1:30. “There is no salvation outside the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.” McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, p. 670.
“All other churches are entirely destitute of all authority from God; and any person who receives Baptism or the Lord’s Supper from their hands will highly offend God; for He looks upon them as the most corrupt of all people. Both Catholics and Protestants are nothing less than the whore of Babylon.” Orson Pratt, The Seer, p. 255.
In reality, The church is the spiritual body of Christians with Jesus at its head. The true church is not an organization, it’s an organism that is alive with Jesus as the Head! (Ephesians 1:22-23, 4:11-16; I Corinthians 1:2, 12:12; Matthew 16:18).
The NEGRO WAS CURSED
“Not only was Cain called upon to suffer, but because of his wickedness, he became the father of an inferior race. A curse was placed upon him and that curse has been continued through his lineage and must do so while time endures. Millions of souls have come into this world cursed with a black skin and have been denied the privilege of Priesthood and the fullness of the blessings of the Gospel.” Joseph Fielding Smith (Prophet), The Way To Perfection, p. 102.
“You see some classes of the human family that are black, uncouth, uncomely, disagreeable and low in their habits, wild, and seemingly deprived of nearly all the blessings of the intelligence that is generally bestowed upon mankind.” Brigham Young (Prophet), Journal of Discourses, Vol. 7, p. 290.
“Shall I tell you the law of God in regard to the African race? If the white man…mixes his blood with the seed of Cain, the penalty, under the law of God, is death on the spot. This will always be so.” B. Young, Journal of Discourses, Vol. 10, p. 110.
While the LDS god “forgave” blacks in June, 1978, their firm doctrine still is that this whole race of people are “cursed with a black skin” for sins committed by them before they were born.
The new revelation announced that worthy blacks could now receive the privileges of the LDS priesthood and secret temple rites like the whites. May all true Christians flee from such hypocrisy!
SUN & MOON INHABITED
“Nearly all the great discoveries of men in the last half century have, in one way or another… contributed to prove Joseph Smith to be a prophet. As far back as 1837, I know that he said the moon was inhabited by men and women the same as this earth, and that they lived to a greater age than we do; that they live generally to near the age of a 1000 years, He described the men as averaging near six feet in height, and dressing quite uniformly in something near the Quaker style.” (O. B. Huntington, Young Women’s Journal, Vol. 3, p. 264, 1892)
“Who can tell us of the inhabitants of this little planet that shines of an evening, called the moon?… So it is with regard to the inhabitants of the sun. Do you think it is inhabited? I rather think it is. Do you think there is any life there? No question of it” (B. Young, Journal of Discourses, Vol. 13, p. 271)
COUNCIL IN HEAVEN
“The head God called together the Gods and sat in grand council to bring forth the world…In the beginning, the head of the Gods called a council of the gods; and they came together and concocted a plan to create the world and people it.” (Joseph Smith, Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, pp. 348, 349)
SAVIORS OF THE DEAD
“We are the only people that know how to save our progenitors, how to save ourselves, and how to save our posterity in the celestial kingdom of God; that we are the people God has chosen by whom to establish his kingdom and introduce correct principles into the world; and that we are in fact the saviours of the world…” John Taylor (Prophet), Journal of Discourses, Vol. 6, p. 163.
TOTAL PERFECTION DEMANDED
“We also have to forsake the sin and never repeat it, not even in our minds…In order to remain forgiven, we must never commit the sin again.” ( Uniform System for Teaching Families, pp.35,36)
“In other words, If there is one divine law that he does not keep he is barred from participating in the Kingdom, and figuratively guilty of all, since he is denied all.” Joseph Fielding Smith (Prophet), Answers to Gospel Questions, Vol.3, p. 26.
MORMON LEADERS’ VIEW OF THEMSELVES
“The living Prophet is more vital to us than the Standard Works (Bible, Book of Mormon, etc.). The living Prophet is more important to us than a dead prophet (David, Moses, Isaiah, etc.). Those who would remove prophets from politics would take God out of government.” LDS prophet, Ezra Taft Benson, address at Brigham Young University, Feb. 26, 1980.
Below is a comparative chart to help show the vast differences between Mormonism and Christianity:
- Many Gods
Joseph Smith taught, “I have always declared God to be a distinct personage, Jesus Christ a separate and distinct personage from God the Father, and that the Holy Ghost was a distinct personage and a Spirit: and these three constitute three distinct personages and three Gods” (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, 370; emphasis added).
- Many Gods
- One Trinitarian God
The Bible teaches that the Father is God, the Son is God (John 1:1; 20:28) and the Holy Spirit is God (Acts 5:3-4); and that they are distinct Persons in the Godhead—not to be confused with one another (Matthew 28:19; 1 Corinthians 12:4-6). There is only one true God (Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10; 1 Corinthians 8:4).
- One Trinitarian God
- God, Once a Man, Progressed to Godhood
Joseph Smith taught, “God himself was once as we are now, and is an exalted man. . . . I am going to tell you how God came to be God. We have imagined and supposed that God was God from all eternity. I will refute that idea, and take away the veil, so that you may see. . . . [H]e was once a man like us; yea, that God himself, the Father of us all, dwelt on an earth, the same as Jesus Christ himself did. . .” (Ibid., 345, 346; italics in original).
- God, Once a Man, Progressed to Godhood
- God Has Always Been God
God has always been God (Genesis 21:33; Psalm 90:2; Isaiah 40:28). God is spirit, not an exalted man with flesh and bone (John 4:24; Luke 24:39; Hosea 11:9; Numbers 23:19). God does not change (Malachi 3:6), nor does he grow in knowledge (Isaiah 40:13). There is none like him, he is unique, he is the only true God (Exodus 8:10; 2 Samuel 7:22; Isaiah 43:10; 44:6-8; 45:5, 21-22; 46:9; 1 Corinthians 8:5). (Note that though Jesus, being God, did become human in his incarnation [John 1:1, 14], this is quite different from a man progressing to become a god.)
- God Has Always Been God
There are three heavenly kingdoms: the celestial, terrestrial and telestial. Mormons argue for this belief from 1 Corinthians 15:40-41 and 2 Corinthians 12:2 (where the apostle Paul says he was caught up to the “third heaven”).
The context of 1 Corinthians 15:40-41 is the contrast between resurrection (celestial or heavenly) and pre-resurrection (terrestrial or earthly) bodies, not heavenly kingdoms. The Bible does speak of three heavens: the atmospheric heaven, where birds fly and from which the rains fall (Genesis 7:23;8:2); the astronomic heaven, where the stars and planets reside (Genesis 1:14, 15; 22:17); and the third heaven, the throne of God (Matthew 6:9; Revelation 4:2).
Joseph Fielding Smith wrote, “Those who live lives of wickedness may also be heirs of salvation, that is, they too shall be redeemed from death and from hell eventually. These, however, must suffer in hell the torments of the damned until they pay the price of their sinning, for the blood of Christ will not cleanse them” (Smith, Doctrines of Salvation, vol. 2, 133-134).
One’s abode in hell is as eternal as one’s abode in heaven (Matthew 25:46). There is no second chance after death (Hebrews 9:27). At the final judgment, men either receive the resurrection of life or the resurrection of condemnation (Daniel 12:2; John 5:29)—they are assigned either to heaven or hell.
WHERE ARE YOU?
In order to be equipped to witness to our Mormon friends we need to know what we believe. It is one thing to focus our attention on what Mormons believe, it is quite another to understand clearly what the Bible teaches. In light of this, it is important that you, as a Christian, are in a habit of studying God’s word, attending a strongly biblical church, and praying for God to grant you wisdom in your witnessing opportunities.
YOUR MESSAGE AND DELIVERY
It is easy for Christians to become overly defensive and negative toward Mormons and their claims. But this temptation must be avoided. Second Timothy 2:24-26 provides clear guidelines for us: “And the Lord’s bond-servant must not be quarrelsome, but be kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged, with gentleness correcting those who are in opposition, if perhaps God may grant them repentance leading to the knowledge of the truth, and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, having been held captive by him to do his will.
DEFINING YOUR TERMS
Mormonism, like other pseudo-Christian religions, uses Christian vocabulary but does not use a biblical dictionary. For this reason, confusion can arise while witnessing. Always be prepared to ask, “What do you mean by that?” Christian need to be able to explain what they mean by what they say. It has been said, that if a Mormon continually agrees with you, either they do not know what their church teaches or you have not defined your terms. Clear definitions of terms are essential for good communication.
An important skill in witnessing, is asking probing and insightful questions. By asking questions you can find out if an individual Mormon agrees strictly with the church’s teaching or if he has a personal twist on Mormon doctrine. Also, because Mormons often feel persecuted, it is important to avoid blunt or direct statements as much as possible. These will only cause them to become more defensive. Finally, by asking questions, you help Mormons arrive at their own conclusions, rather than forcing conclusions at which you have arrived.
SEEKING TO UNDERSTAND THE MORMON
Seek to understand Mormon culture: the importance of family, church authority, and personal perfection must be understood. It is important as you witness to Mormons that you seek to understand what they believe, why they believe it, and exactly how they believe it. It is best to simply ask individual Mormons about their beliefs. For example, find out how he or she became a Mormon, if their family members are Mormons, how they determine truth, and if they understand the differences between Christian doctrine and Mormon doctrine.
In conclusion, Mormonism is a counterfeit with:
A different “Jesus”
A different “God”
A different “Gospel”!
Read what God thinks about different “gospels” and to those who try to bring them in Galatians 1:6-9 and 2 Corinthians 11:3-15. Read what God has to say about false prophets in Deuteronomy 13:1-11, 18:20-22; Jeremiah 23:16-22 and what Jesus said in Matthew 7:15-20; 24:3-26.
When witnessing to the Mormon…
One of the biggest difficulties when witnessing to a Mormon is maintaining focus. It is extremely important to pick a topic and stick to it. It’s good to focus on issues such as the validity of LDS prophets or the plan of salvation. Whichever issue you pick, try to stay on topic.
The best way to spot counterfeit money, is to become thoroughly familiar with real money. Likewise, to spot heresy, and to guard your heart against deception, it is vitally important to:
1) Study the Bible.
Satan can appear as an angel of light (2 Corinthians 11:14). Study the Word, so you can “test the spirits. (1 John 4:1)” Be so familiar with the truth, that when a counterfeit pops up, you are ready to share truth with them (Luke 12:11-12; 1 Peter 3:15).
2) Pray, pray, pray!!!
- What they believe vs. what Scripture says about what they believe
- What is the point? – How to evangelize to these cultists
My audio notes on the Cult of Jehovah’s Witness
In June’s eBlast, we focused in on the religion of atheism. The atheist (“a” = no; “theos” = God) is the man or woman who dogmatically proclaims that there is no God. The Bible tells us in Psalm 14:1 “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.” It is interesting that the Bible proclaims the fool says in his heart; not his lips that there is no God. The atheist just reveals his immense ignorance when he opens his mouth!
Without exception, I have found that all atheists are evolutionists. The fallacy of evolution requires more faith to believe in it’s ludicrous premises than it does to believe in God. Evolution completely violates the Second Law of Thermodynamics; The Law of Entropy, which states that everything is moving from a state of order to disorder. Everything is wearing out. My blue jeans, my car, my fence, everything is wearing out. The earth is slowing down, the sun is burning out, stars are dying, etc. The theory of evolution (which is just that, a theory), diametrically opposes the Second Law of Thermodynamics and states that man is continuously evolving and getting better. Over the years, I have never once found an atheist who was not an evolutionist. Is it any wonder, for if he doesn’t believe in God, how can he believe in the intelligent design of all creation?
Evolution is a direct attack on the foundation of Christianity. The Bible tells us, if the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do. Evolution dogmatically proclaims that intelligent design had nothing to do with creation, only chance and circumstance. As we discussed in June’s eBlast, design requires a Designer. When I go to downtown Orlando and see all of the buildings, I don’t think, “Wow, through millions of years of time, chance, and succession, the winds swirled sand and metal particles all around just happened to form these incredible structures. That would be ludicrous! I immediately would think, “Wow, I wonder who made this?” If I had five rows of ten apples; each row perfectly lined-up on my front porch, I wouldn’t say, “Honey, come here, you won’t believe this! Over the night, a tremendous tornado must have ripped through an apple grove in the state of Washington, sucked these apples off the trees all the way up into the Jetstream, and then placed them right here in five perfect rows on our front porch.” No, my first thought would be, “I wonder who put these here?” Why, because design requires a designer. Likewise, God has put His eternal Godhead on display by the incredible ingenuity all around us. From the complexity of a simple cell to the incredible beauty of a butterfly, the magnitude of His ingenuity is staggering to say the least.
Often we hear of the “missing link”. Over the years, millions of fossil remains have been found. The missing link is a fossil that has been found that is in a transition period. For example, finding a fish with legs; a dolphin with legs, etc. Out of the millions of fossils that have been uncovered, NOT ONE fossil has ever been found to be in the transition form. The only problem with the missing link is that it’s missing! A cockroach is a cockroach, a dog a dog, a fish a fish.
Yes, but what about all of the transitional forms of humans that they’ve found? What about Cro-Magnon Man? What about Neanderthal Man? What about all the others? Consider the following:
Lucy: Nearly all experts agree that Lucy was a 3 foot tall chimpanzee.
Heidelberg Man: Built from a jawbone that was conceded by many to be quite human.
Nebraska Man: Scientifically built up from one tooth, later found to be the tooth of an extinct pig.
Piltdown Man: The jawbone turned out to belong to a modern ape.
Peking Man: Supposedly 500,000 years old, but all evidence has disappeared.
Neanderthal Man: The first Neanderthal remains were found in France in 1908. Considered to be ignorant, ape-like, stooped and knuckle-dragging, much of the evidence now suggests that Neanderthal was just as human as us, and his stooped appearance was because of arthritis and rickets.
New Guinea Man: Dates back to 1970. This Species has been found in the region just north of Australia.
Cro-Magnon Man: One of the earliest and best established fossils is at least equal in physique and brain capacity to modern man. Cro-Magnon man is indistinguishable from modern humans … so what’s the difference?
Modern Man: This genius thinks he evolved from a monkey.
- Oprah the celebrated talk show host
- Oprah the book club queen
- Oprah the magazine maven
- Oprah the philanthropist for her work in Africa
- Oprah the actress
- Oprah the financial supporter of President Barrack Hussein Obama
The Church of Oprah:Along these very same lines there is the largest “church” in the world. On March 3, 2008 this same “church” had an attendance of over 300,000! Recent numbers indicate the attendance is well over 2 million! On March the 17th of 2008 these people conducted their first mass trance.
ETI YouTube(tm) Cult Video Series on Oprah
The Church of Oprah Exposedhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pF-vvZAS5GI
Dont Drink The Kool-Aid: Oprah, Obama and The Occulthttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgkFfogwINA
- There is no sin.
- A slain Christ has no meaning.
- The journey to the cross should be the last useless journey.
- Do not make the pathetic error of ‘clinging to the old rugged cross’.
- The “Name of Jesus Christ”, as such, is but a symbol. It is a symbol that is safely used as a replacement for the many names of all the gods to which you pray.
- God is in everything.
- The recognition of God is the recognition of yourself.
- The oneness of the Creator and the creation is your wholeness, your sanity, and your limitless power.
- The Atonement is the final lesson he [man] need learn, for it teaches him that, never having sinned, he has no need for salvation.
- The era of the Single Savior is over.