When those claiming to be Christians, protect a belief system that is not based on the Word of Yahweh, this is an identification of a Christian Cult.
To adhere to the false teachers in the Christian church and their many fables is to be involved in a system of religious beliefs and rituals. This too is the identification of a Christian Cult (2 Tim 4:3-4).
There is no profit in this pretend game of playing church that so many succumb to. However, vast financial gains are easily obtained by professional conmen that are able to fleece an unsuspecting flock.
Great deception in Christianity is so very evident to those who have been blessed with the Spiritual ability to rightly discern the word of truth. Those who are Sealed with the Holy Spirit should be aware of the conspiracy against Messiah. Our focus should be on the true Word of Yahweh and the doctrines of men that are contrary to His Gospel should be avoided.
Obey them that have the rule over you, represents one of the many distorted mainstream doctrines that many Christian leaders utilize for personal gain.
2 Tim 4:3-4 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables
Messiah the Savior, is Yahweh manifest in the flesh, and yet His name has been replaced with a title of Lord, and the false name of Jesus. Does this not represent a criminal act? And how can a realistic Spirit-filled relationship occur when the doctrine of the trinity obscures the many prophecies regarding Messiah in the Old Testament. We are commanded to call upon the name of Yahweh, the false title of Lord is meaningless.
John 5:43 I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.
This passage refers to our Savior who came with the name of the Father. He is the image of the invisible Yahweh (Isaiah 9:6, John 10:30, 2 Cor 4;4).
Mark 11:9 And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna; Blessed is he that cometh with the name of Yahweh
Many in the church as a result of false teachers, are generally unwilling or unable in most cases to think for themselves. They would rather listen to men that claim a God given right to have authority over them and the gospel. This is an identification of a Christian Cult.
Declaring that Yahweh wants to bless us with everything we desire to satisfy the desires of our flesh is the new gospel presented, and it is very popular. Preaching about taking up one’s cross and suffering for our Messiah has been replaced with the Pre-tribulation Rapture Deception.
Do Tithes Fund Religious Cults
Tithing was a part of the Old Testament Law, and we now under the New Law of our Messiah.
There is no command for the New Covenant Church to tithe.
If your preacher says that you are sinning and robbing God by not tithing, he is a liar.
1 Tim 5:17 Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.
The charlatans would say that the double honor mentioned here is monetary in nature and payable in part to them. However, the true laborer has the reward of living by the very words of the gospel that they preach.
When the church is involved with selling their truth, this is an identification of a Christian Cult. The reward that the false teachers in the Church seek after is a monetary one, and they have no problem whatsoever in twisting scriptures to facilitate this plunder.
The primary means of this plunder is to convince the unlearned that:
- Tithing is commanded by Yahweh and is payable in part to them.
- The Sabbath that is an old covenant law, is taught to be applicable to new covenant believers.
Living according to the gospel is the honor and reward for the spirit-filled laborer of Messiah.
The meaning of the word honor, that is used in double honor in first Timothy 5:17, in no way refers to money (1 Cor 12: 23; 1 Tim 1:17; 1 Peter 1:7).
Likewise, the reward that was spoken of in first Timothy 5:18, is not one of a monetary nature either. But the false teachers are business men, and money and fame are their desired goals.
Matt 10:7-8 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
We are not to turn the sharing of the gospel message into a business opportunity, and no one should profit from sharing Messiah’s gospel with others.
Titus 1:10-11 For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision. Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre’s sake.
We are not to acknowledge Jewish fables, or the commandments of men, that turn many from the truth (Titus 1:14).
If the Spirit of Messiah does not dwell within us, then we are not of Him, and therefore can not understand His Word (Rom 8:9).
Great deception within Christianity is accomplished at the hands of the false teachers that only regard the things of the flesh. They are blind to the truth and purpose of this life because they are without the Spirit of Messiah.
2 Peter 1:20-21 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of Yahweh spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit
The prophecies of the scripture are of no private interpretation. No denomination or individual has control over or final authority on the correct understanding of what is written in Yahweh’s scriptures. This task is reserved for His Holy Spirit that teaches us all things.
2 Tim 2:15-16 Study to shew thyself approved unto Yahweh, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
All believers must rely on the Holy Spirit to uncover or reveal Yahweh’s testimony, as His truth is spiritually discerned.
Far too many have a false sense of reality and eternal security as a result of the great deception within Christianity, revealed through the deceptive teachings of men that have not been sealed by the Spirit. False teachings that are accepted as truthful – well there is the textbook definition of a Christian Cult.
2 Cor 4:3-4 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Messiah, who is the image of Yahweh, should shine unto them.
Many misrepresent the teachings of Messiah the Savior by reason of their damnable heresies, and will bring upon themselves and their blind follower’s swift destruction (2 Peter 2:1, John 16:7, Luke 6:39).
Salvation Deception – Identifying Cult Teachings
The Christian Salvation deception is a destructive and deadly doctrine preached to and believed on by the majority within the religion of Christianity.
The Hope of our Assurance of Salvation is actually both a tactical and a defensive weapon that we use to endure and conquer. One of the problems with Christianity today is that most have no hope. In fact, few even understand the meaning of the word. How can you hope for something you already claim to possess?
1 Thes 5:8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.
It is impossible to be saved until our Messiah returns to reward us with Salvation, it is also impossible to be saved without the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.
The infilling of the believer with the Spirit of Messiah the Savior is the down payment (or earnest) that He gives to His chosen, that He has purchased with His blood upon the cross (Eph 1:13-14).
2 Cor 1:22 Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.
The completion of His contract with us is to be fully realized and received at His second coming. This is when our Salvation is revealed and implemented.
Luke 21:27-28 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
Our Savior taught His followers that unless you believe and are baptized you shall not be saved. He did not say you are saved, but you shall be saved.
He that believes and is baptized (with the Holy Spirit) shall be saved, but he that believes not shall be damned (Mark 16:16, Gal 3:27, Math 24:13). Emphasis added
John the Baptist proclaimed that there are two Baptisms; one is unto repentance, and the other is unto the Assurance of Salvation through the Holy Spirit.
All who truly have a Spiritual relationship with Messiah the Savior have the Assurance of Salvation if they have the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. Without the Spirit, it is impossible to even understand His Word. This is why there is so much division in the so-called Christian church today.
That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that does perish, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Messiah. Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory. Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls (1 Peter 1:7-9).
Manipulative Techniques of False Teachers
Deceptive teachers convince their followers that the position of authority they hold is ordained from on high.
Suggestive words and emotional conditioning through lighting, soft music and or a teary-eyed plea, are some of the tactics employed to manipulate people to respond in a certain manner.
There are also many other manipulative techniques utilized to manipulate and thus gain control of the masses.
1-Many will present their own truths that are not spiritually discerned; this is also known as propaganda.
2- Others use a guilt trip as a favorite tactic. The manipulator suggests to the audience, that already is in a state of agreeableness that they are selfish, or do not care. The result is usually one where the person feels bad or unworthy, leading to self-doubt. Ultimately the victim will wind up in a position of submission to the leader, thus allowing this control to continue.
3- Note that the submission is now towards a man, employing these tactics for power and financial control.
4- Subtle but effective shaming or put-downs are also employed. And questioning their total control, or authority is strictly forbidden.
5- Seduction is one of the Cult leaders favorite tools. He will use his voice, confidence, and image to grab the attention of a crowd and keep it. After this charm has taken hold of an individual or group, flattery can be put into practice to lower their defenses. This will usually allow the manipulator to gain trust and possibly even loyalty, which is the goal.
6- With the victim mentality ploy, a con-man will make claims that his ministry is in trouble, and without immediate financial contributions, many will suffer. People do not like to see or hear of sufferings, and if they are made to feel responsible, it is usually fairly easy to get them to cooperate.
7- The ultimate and end game of this manipulation, is one in which the false teachers are seen as having the role of being ordained teachers, or even prophets. Once they have obtained this cult-like status, many of their converts no longer even study the word for themselves.
With all the tactics above employed it is easy to masquerade using a disguising pretense, and thus cloak or hide a self-serving agenda, under the pretext of operating as the servant or spokesperson of God.
Christian leaders and preachers should be the most humble of men. If they are truly called to be servants that are led by the Spirit, they must direct all praise and adoration towards Yahweh. Likewise, those being taught need to have their eyes and hearts focused on Yahweh. He alone gives us the understanding, if we allow His Spirit to dwell within us (Rom 8:4, 16, 23, 26, 1 Cor 2:9-14, 3:16, 6:20).
Romans 8:9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of Yahweh dwells in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Messiah, he is not of him.