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Cultic Characteristics in Mormonism

Though the word “cult” has fallen far out of favor, cults and religious sects still exist. Christian author and theologian Roger E. Olson recently addressed the history of the word and its evolving definition in an article titled, “Criteria for … Continue reading

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Sects, and Religions, and Cults! Oh My!

Over at Real Clear Religion author Douglas Wilson wrote about distinguishing between sects, cults and religions. He began, “Classification is always a dicey business, and especially if it is classification that brings with it some sort of implicit praise or … Continue reading

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Ravi Zacharias on Mormonism

Ravi Zacharias answered “Life’s Toughest Questions” at an October 2011 Q&A. This is his thoughtful response to the question, “Is Mormonism the same as Christianity?”

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Mormon Official Equates Christianity with “a false cult”

Mormons believe that in 1820 a young Joseph Smith went into the woods to pray. In answer to that prayer, they believe, Joseph was visited by God the Father and Jesus Christ. Today this is called the First Vision. As … Continue reading

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The Mormon Church speaks out against using pejoratives

With all the attention the Mormon Church is getting in the media these days, it’s not surprising that the LDS Church’s Head of Public Affairs, Michael Otterson, has come out swinging over the way Mormonism is being described. In particular, … Continue reading

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Division from Historic Christianity is the Mark of a Cult

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An Analysis of “21 Questions Answered About Mormon Faith”

It’s sad when a religious representative answers questions like a politican. As I write this an article is featured on the front page of FoxNews.com, “21 Questions Answered About Mormon Faith”. The following is an analysis of the response they … Continue reading

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Warren Jeffs and the Mystique of Cultic Power

Now that Warren Jeffs, the leader of the nation’s largest polygamous group, has been arrested, some observers had apparently anticipated that his followers would have paraded through the streets, rejoicing that they were now free from this man’s control. Instead, … Continue reading

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