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The Cultists
I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping,
that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ:
Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly,
and whose glory is in their shame,
who mind earthly things. (Philippians 3:18-19).

uasi-Christian groups whose doctrine deviates from the fundamental tenets of historic Christianity—particularly in the area of Christology—are called cults. Most cults build their belief systems around a single individual whose writings are deemed inspired—or nearly so, in some cases. Mormons look to Joseph Smith, Christian Scientists to Mary Baker Eddy, Jehovah's Witnesses to Charles Taze Russell, and so on.
    Most modern cults echo the errors of ancient heretics. Jehovah's witnesses are simply latter-day Arians, and Christian Science is a variety of Gnosticism. The proliferation of new cults in recent years mirrors the rampant varieties of Gnosticism in the second century.
    All cults have this in common: they deny the biblical doctrine of justification by faith.

The Life of Emanuel Swedenborg
Swedenborg was an eighteenth-century philosopher who blended occult mysticism with Christian terminology. With the rise of the New Age Movement, Swedenborgianism is currently undergoing a revival of popularity.

The New Church (Church of the New Jerusalem)

More Swedenborgianism. This site has links to various resources on the history of this movement and the writings of Emanuel Swedenborg.

Jesus' Witnesses

A ministry for ex-JWs, with much helpful information about the cult.


Paul Blizard's exposé of the JW cult, with some fascinating historical details, including a photo of "Judge" Rutherford at a beer party during the Prohibition era.

Mary Baker Eddy

A short biographical sketch of Christian Science's founder.

The Official Home Page of the Church of Christ, Scientist

Everything you ever wanted to know about this cult's history and beliefs.

The Mormonism Research Ministry Home Page

An evangelical ministry that has challenges the claims of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The Book of Mormon

Bills itself as "Another Testament of Jesus Christ."

The Prophet Joseph Smith's Testimony

Joseph Smith's own account of the founding of the LDS cult. This is part of the official site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

A Guide to Controversial Mormon Resources on the Internet

"... the information the LDS Church may not want you to know."

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