Definitions[ edit ] There are a variety of definitions of pantheism. Some consider it a theological and philosophical position concerning God. To them, pantheism is the view that the Universe in the sense of the totality of all existence and God are identical implying a denial of the personality and transcendence of God. He has since become known as a celebrated pantheist and martyr of science,  and an influence on many later thinkers.
They left the fellowship of believers that were Bible pantheism to the apostles doctrine. Today many other aberrations just as false have arisen, and given birth to offshoots in the Church. Sociologist, John Lofland, comments that '"cults are 'little groups' which break off from the conventional consensus and espouse very different views of the real, the possible, and the moral.
Throughout the old and New Testament we are warned of false teaching and teachers. Here are only a few references. False teachers in Isa. Jesus warned of false prophets and teachers in Mt.
By Peter in 1 Pt. By John 1 Jn. Just about every book of the Bible mentions a warning of error and falsehood. There are two ways a cult operates in falsehood. From belief and practice. Some are theologically dangerous others are sociologically dangerous. They will all have control or manipulation over people in some fashion.
They will hold the person to this particular group or church often with fear convincing them that there is no where else to go, no one else has the truth like they do. When the term cult is used by the secular world they mean any religious group viewed as strange or what may be considered dangerous.
Christians point to major errors in core doctrines for justification in using the word cult. Cults contain deviations from the doctrines of historic orthodox Christianity. When we hear the word cult we envision people held against their will confined away from society, working with little or no pay, or abused.
They are unable to think for themselves having been changed into religious robotic zealots. While these descriptions are possible and have occurred in extreme circumstances they are often unlikely.
Someone once said a cult is everyone who disagrees with your belief.
This is essentially what the leaders of the these groups will state. If someone does not agree with their particular interpretation of the Bible or of God they are against God. This is their exclusivism at work.
The word 'Cult' does have a stigma attached to it and has been thrown around too easily and can be a mislabeling if not understood or explained. We need to understand that a cult or a aberrational group can be identified into two categories.
By theology and or sociological behavior. The Christian cult claims to have the truth of Christ and salvation but they deny one or more of the core doctrines of the Christian faith.
To simplify an identification of a Christian cult it would be noticeable in several categories. Who is Jesus, the way of salvation, what is your final source of authority and how they relate to others. They want to call themselves Christian without adhering to the tenets of the historic "doctrinal " faith.
They change the major core teachings to mean something other than they are defined in the Bible and by the history of the church.The Historical Background. Jehovah Witness doctrine was founded by Charles Taze Russell. He was only 18 years old when he began a Bible study that focused on the second coming of Jesus, as well as the chronology of the Bible.
Agnosticism. Agnosticism is the belief that we cannot know for sure whether there is a God, or not. Maybe there is a God. Maybe there is not. "Hot" religious topics The cremation process.
Its history. Cremation and burial in the Bible. Non-traditional burials. The cremation process: The word cremation comes from the Latin word cremo which means "to burn" - particularly the burning of the dead..
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