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1 What Would Jesus Say To Tom Cruise 1 Cor. 11: 1-15


3 Thomas Cruise Malpother IV July 3, 1962 Most powerful celebrity in the world (Forbes) Roots in Louisville, KY

4 Thomas Cruise Malpother IV Divorced home Estranged from father for a decade First big break at 21Risky Business First actor with 5 consecutive films grossing over $100 million each

5 Thomas Cruise Malpother IV Married 3x Two adopted children; 1 biological child Introduced to Scientology by his first wife Mimi Rogers

6 A. Be Careful Who You Follow Submitted himself to the words of L. Ron Hubbard Spoke and wrote a lot of words Founder of Scientology


8 L. Ron Hubbard Scientologists consider his tapes and words as scripture He is known as the exclusive Source His words are considered infallible Foundational work: Dianetics (1950)

9 Wisdom About Spiritual Teachers Judge by –Quality of their lives –Quality of their message –Jesus, Paul both spoke of their lives and message

10 Hubbards Quality of Life Born in Nebraska s became somewhat well known science fiction writer Said if you want to get rich start a religion

11 Hubbards Quality of Life Continual details revealing dishonesty Involved with the occult Mentored by Satanist Aleister Crowley Married 3x, accused of bigamy, declared a pathological liar by a judge

12 Hubbards Quality of Teaching Dianeticssupposed to be derived from Greek meaning what the soul is doing through the body. While starting the religion in early 1950s he did not emphasize that as much in the beginning

13 Hubbards Quality of Teaching Said it was scientific and therapeutic Divided the mind between –Analytic –Reactive

14 Hubbards Quality of Teaching Reactive affected by engrams which are past traumas With help of e-meter and auditor one can identify engrams Engrams can be removed until one is clear



17 Hubbards Quality of Teaching One pays for courses and auditing At clear one would be free from psychosomatic illnesses and a host of other things Scientific community rejected his pseudo science, thus he hated psychiatry

18 Hubbards Quality of Teaching By passed criticisms by emphasizing spiritual. After 1971 they took on more trappings of a church We are Thetans

19 Hubbards Quality of Teaching Reincarnated spirits with billions of years behind us. We created MEST and then became entangled by it We have engrams from past lives

20 Hubbards Quality of Teaching We can move up the Bridge with auditing We can become OTs or Operating Thetans At OT III you learn more of the story regarding aliens. Cruise may be an OT VII

21 B. Be Humble about Yourself Scientology about self-evaluation and self- salvation Much wiser spiritual teachers have warned us that we are not capable of a full self-analysis Jeremiah 17: 9-10; 1 Cor. 4:4

22 B. Be Humble about Yourself Our hope is not in self-deliverance but in the Saviors deliverance 1 Cor. 1: The only clear that matters is the one He gives

23 C. Be Wise Regarding the Best Explanation Mans great stories follow similar themes There is something wrong with us There is something wrong with our world There is something beyond us that is perfect

24 C. Be Wise Regarding the Best Explanation There is evil to be overcome We know that a day of reckoning is coming The question is: Who has the best explanation? Whose story coheres?

25 C. Be Wise Regarding the Best Explanation It is the story of the Bible We have a creation story that makes sense We have an explanation of whats wrong that makes sense We have a salvation story rooted in history

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