My sister is in a cult

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karen0123

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Dec 14, 2011
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Give your sister insight on cults, when you are in her company, GO on youtube, and TYPE IN Christian cult in the USA whereby people have died.

Jonestown 900 people and children died in a Christian cult.
jonestown massacre documentary

THE TRUE CHURCH IS NOT IN A BUILDING, IT IS IN PEOPLE THEY ARE THE CHURCH.
 

TheTao

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Sep 9, 2018
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#22
This is a good example of people taking a word and making it what they want to.
The definition of cult is a group or structure governed by a set of religious and/or spiritual beliefs.
If you are a Protestant and especially associated with a particular denomination, you belong to a cult.
This "I am other than you" mentality is what is blocking you from true knowledge and wisdom.
If you belong to a certain denomination or sect then fine. That is what works for you. If someone else belongs to something different from you, then good. That is what works for them.
Instead of picking each other apart for our views and beliefs, can we please try to come to a common ground?
In the name of Love.
 

I_am_Canadian

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Dec 8, 2014
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#23
Hello everyone,

In the last four years my sister has been a part of the Remnant Fellowship, a finge group of Judeo-Christians down in Tennessee. They do not believe in the trinity and believe that Jesus is a separate being from God the father. They also believe they are the true “remnant” mentioned in the bible and that all other forms of Christianity is “counterfeit”. I use quotes because this is from their own mouths. Research their statement of faith on their website: http://www.remnantfellowship.org/About-Our-Church/What-We-Believe/The-Essence-Of-God

My sister was lured in through the Weighdown Workshop. She lost over 100lbs doing it and it is what convinced her that this church is the ultimate truth.

For my wedding she was the matron of honour and her husband was a groomsman. Two months before the wedding she told me God was telling her that she should not be up at the alter with my husband and I because our beliefs were different and she could not support us by being in the wedding party, so her and her husband backed out. I was so heartbroken and upset. My mom is a part of that church too and she was upset by their decision, so she reached out to a leader and his response was along the lines of, “our members cannot be part of a non-Remnant wedding, especially matrons of honour. We will pray that your family (my husband and I) will break free from their counterfeit religion.”

The “counterfeit” is believing that Jesus, God and the Holy Soirit are one in the same being by the way. One holy being but three distinct persons.

After the wedding the left Canada and moved to Tennessee to be with the church because they believed God wanted them there and that there was nothing here for them.

This was less than a year ago with the wedding and he moving and they plan on being American citizens and staying in Tennessee with their two young kids.

I want to leave this topic open to the dangers of being lured into a promising looking belief system that offers transformation through a similar form of Christianity on the surface, but deep down at its roots they don’t really understand the free gift of grace. Remnant Fellowship thinks that all churches teach cheap grace and that in order to be holy we must be completely perfect and sinless. They also teach that you can live a sinless life here on earth through perfect obedience to the Father. The sacrifice of Jesus is not emphasized because he is a lesser being from God. They also “follow” the sabbath (loosely... calling church on Saturday sabbath is NOT sabbath) and feast days. Passover is a bigger deal than resurrection Sunday.

I’m in the process of trying to love and forgive my sister for all of this. I’m still deeply hurt and pray everyday for them, my mom included. It has caused some heavy division in my family between my brothers family and my dad. Please pray and advise how to moved forward, love and better minister to them.

Sorry to hear about your family in a cult, I know how you feel, I went through the samething except I was the one stuck in it. Thing is that once they have them, they don't let them go. They will tell them that they are free to go any time they want and them manipulate them into staying when they want to leave.

I had a guy do that to me, Just remember they probably got involved because they probably found something they thought they were looking for. If they do try to leave, their leader, will probably guilt trip them into staying.

Yes they keep control by separating them from the people they love. Truth is, I don't think they realized they are being used by satan to destroy families and homes. If they are aware, Then I pitty them on judgement day when they are cast into hell for their evil deeds. I think they are the kind of people who get into religion for the money.

I'm also looking forward to the day Satan is cast into hell, I can't wait to see him get what he deserves for all the misery and problems he has caused.
 

7seasrekeyed

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Aug 27, 2017
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#24
This is a good example of people taking a word and making it what they want to.
The definition of cult is a group or structure governed by a set of religious and/or spiritual beliefs.
If you are a Protestant and especially associated with a particular denomination, you belong to a cult.
This "I am other than you" mentality is what is blocking you from true knowledge and wisdom.
If you belong to a certain denomination or sect then fine. That is what works for you. If someone else belongs to something different from you, then good. That is what works for them.
Instead of picking each other apart for our views and beliefs, can we please try to come to a common ground?
In the name of Love.
does that make you a Taoist then with a side of Christianity?

perhaps the name Jim Jones rings a bell? cult leader

instead of defining what is not on your list of acceptable, perhaps regard what is universally referred to as a cult by both non Christians and Christians

thetao cannot also be the Christian
 

TheTao

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Sep 9, 2018
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#25
Tao is a Chinese word. It means Way or Path. In Acts it references to the people of The Way. Yes Taoists practice The Way also. I choose not to label myself. Labels come with attachments. I chose Christian out of the three choices I had when signing up because it is most accurate. Can a Christian also be a Taoist, a Buddhist, a Hindu, Jew... etc? Yes. And I am All of those as I am one. But if I am not one of those than I am none of them.
As far as cults, I am not denying the fact that there are cults out there that are harmful even dangerous but any organization that is committed to betterment of self (which is no self) and service to humanity is good.
 

7seasrekeyed

Senior Member
Aug 27, 2017
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113
Florida
#26
Tao is a Chinese word. It means Way or Path. In Acts it references to the people of The Way. Yes Taoists practice The Way also. I choose not to label myself. Labels come with attachments. I chose Christian out of the three choices I had when signing up because it is most accurate. Can a Christian also be a Taoist, a Buddhist, a Hindu, Jew... etc? Yes. And I am All of those as I am one. But if I am not one of those than I am none of them.
As far as cults, I am not denying the fact that there are cults out there that are harmful even dangerous but any organization that is committed to betterment of self (which is no self) and service to humanity is good.

I know what Tao is and it is not a Christian path and your advice was anything but Christian

and no a Christian cannot be anything but a Christian according to God's word, the Bible

you're more than a little mixed up regarding what Christianity is

you are speaking as a Taoist when you give the advice you gave

there is no connection between Tao and Jesus Christ

the name 'The Way' refers to what Christ said about Himself

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6

Jesus is THE WAY...not an occultic misrepresentation that leads down myriad paths and has no borders or exceptions
 

dave_in_KWC

Senior Member
May 21, 2014
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#27
Hello everyone,

In the last four years my sister has been a part of the Remnant Fellowship, a finge group of Judeo-Christians down in Tennessee. They do not believe in the trinity and believe that Jesus is a separate being from God the father. They also believe they are the true “remnant” mentioned in the bible and that all other forms of Christianity is “counterfeit”. I use quotes because this is from their own mouths. Research their statement of faith on their website: http://www.remnantfellowship.org/About-Our-Church/What-We-Believe/The-Essence-Of-God

My sister was lured in through the Weighdown Workshop. She lost over 100lbs doing it and it is what convinced her that this church is the ultimate truth.

For my wedding she was the matron of honour and her husband was a groomsman. Two months before the wedding she told me God was telling her that she should not be up at the alter with my husband and I because our beliefs were different and she could not support us by being in the wedding party, so her and her husband backed out. I was so heartbroken and upset. My mom is a part of that church too and she was upset by their decision, so she reached out to a leader and his response was along the lines of, “our members cannot be part of a non-Remnant wedding, especially matrons of honour. We will pray that your family (my husband and I) will break free from their counterfeit religion.”

The “counterfeit” is believing that Jesus, God and the Holy Soirit are one in the same being by the way. One holy being but three distinct persons.

After the wedding the left Canada and moved to Tennessee to be with the church because they believed God wanted them there and that there was nothing here for them.

This was less than a year ago with the wedding and he moving and they plan on being American citizens and staying in Tennessee with their two young kids.

I want to leave this topic open to the dangers of being lured into a promising looking belief system that offers transformation through a similar form of Christianity on the surface, but deep down at its roots they don’t really understand the free gift of grace. Remnant Fellowship thinks that all churches teach cheap grace and that in order to be holy we must be completely perfect and sinless. They also teach that you can live a sinless life here on earth through perfect obedience to the Father. The sacrifice of Jesus is not emphasized because he is a lesser being from God. They also “follow” the sabbath (loosely... calling church on Saturday sabbath is NOT sabbath) and feast days. Passover is a bigger deal than resurrection Sunday.

I’m in the process of trying to love and forgive my sister for all of this. I’m still deeply hurt and pray everyday for them, my mom included. It has caused some heavy division in my family between my brothers family and my dad. Please pray and advise how to moved forward, love and better minister to them.
So sorry to hear of this terrible circumstance w/in your family!

There is Hope!

People are rescued from the clutches of cultic groups every day.

1st, you need to take care of yourself and get back to being grounded thoroughly in Jesus and His people. As you recover, you can help them by getting resources together to fight the grip this group has on your loved one(s?). It is 1st a Spiritual battle of faith and hope i
Hello everyone,

In the last four years my sister has been a part of the Remnant Fellowship, a finge group of Judeo-Christians down in Tennessee. They do not believe in the trinity and believe that Jesus is a separate being from God the father. They also believe they are the true “remnant” mentioned in the bible and that all other forms of Christianity is “counterfeit”. I use quotes because this is from their own mouths. Research their statement of faith on their website: http://www.remnantfellowship.org/About-Our-Church/What-We-Believe/The-Essence-Of-God

My sister was lured in through the Weighdown Workshop. She lost over 100lbs doing it and it is what convinced her that this church is the ultimate truth.

For my wedding she was the matron of honour and her husband was a groomsman. Two months before the wedding she told me God was telling her that she should not be up at the alter with my husband and I because our beliefs were different and she could not support us by being in the wedding party, so her and her husband backed out. I was so heartbroken and upset. My mom is a part of that church too and she was upset by their decision, so she reached out to a leader and his response was along the lines of, “our members cannot be part of a non-Remnant wedding, especially matrons of honour. We will pray that your family (my husband and I) will break free from their counterfeit religion.”

The “counterfeit” is believing that Jesus, God and the Holy Soirit are one in the same being by the way. One holy being but three distinct persons.

After the wedding the left Canada and moved to Tennessee to be with the church because they believed God wanted them there and that there was nothing here for them.

This was less than a year ago with the wedding and he moving and they plan on being American citizens and staying in Tennessee with their two young kids.

I want to leave this topic open to the dangers of being lured into a promising looking belief system that offers transformation through a similar form of Christianity on the surface, but deep down at its roots they don’t really understand the free gift of grace. Remnant Fellowship thinks that all churches teach cheap grace and that in order to be holy we must be completely perfect and sinless. They also teach that you can live a sinless life here on earth through perfect obedience to the Father. The sacrifice of Jesus is not emphasized because he is a lesser being from God. They also “follow” the sabbath (loosely... calling church on Saturday sabbath is NOT sabbath) and feast days. Passover is a bigger deal than resurrection Sunday.

I’m in the process of trying to love and forgive my sister for all of this. I’m still deeply hurt and pray everyday for them, my mom included. It has caused some heavy division in my family between my brothers family and my dad. Please pray and advise how to moved forward, love and better minister to them.
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