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1 1 The Bible Answer - 1 Peter 3:15 - The Bible Answer - 1 Peter 3:15 - Is the church of Christ a cult?

2 2 The charge is made… You said in your article that men do not want to discuss the facts in light of Gods word but rather use prejudice labels. So I have attached the facts and I challenge you to USE God's word and show me the ANSWERS!!!

3 3 I do not think you can because you are in fact a cult. And follow the “Teachings of Men” and “Doctrines of Demons.” If you do not think so then please answer the facts. I am sending just a few html pages of facts I found on the internet. They are not viruses, please do not use that as an excuse, thank you. I do not think you can because you are in fact a cult. And follow the “Teachings of Men” and “Doctrines of Demons.” If you do not think so then please answer the facts. I am sending just a few html pages of facts I found on the internet. They are not viruses, please do not use that as an excuse, thank you. The charge is made…

4 4 The challenge is yours but I do not think you are up to it... like Elijah on Mt. Carmel, I ask you where is your God? Because you waiver between 2 opinions! Sincerely, David Aaron ( received 09Aug02) The challenge is yours but I do not think you are up to it... like Elijah on Mt. Carmel, I ask you where is your God? Because you waiver between 2 opinions! Sincerely, David Aaron ( received 09Aug02) The charge is made…

5 5 Jesus said it would be so! John 15: Because they hated Him, persecuted Him, and did not know the Father Matt. 5: You are blessed when persecuted for the sake of righteousness 1 Peter 4: It is not a strange thing, so rejoice and glorify God John 15: Because they hated Him, persecuted Him, and did not know the Father Matt. 5: You are blessed when persecuted for the sake of righteousness 1 Peter 4: It is not a strange thing, so rejoice and glorify God

6 6 Christians are falsely charged John 16:1-3 - Misplaced zeal for God caused Christians to be persecuted Acts 24:5, Called a “sect” (heresy) although God was being faithfully worshipped and served Acts 28:22 - Christians were being spoken against everywhere! John 16:1-3 - Misplaced zeal for God caused Christians to be persecuted Acts 24:5, Called a “sect” (heresy) although God was being faithfully worshipped and served Acts 28:22 - Christians were being spoken against everywhere!

7 7 We are told a trait of a cult is... “A charismatic leader who indoctrinates members with unorthodox or extremist views” -Jesus Christ! (Matthew 21:6-11) 1. Preeminence over all, Col. 1:18 2. His authority is final, Col. 3:17 “A charismatic leader who indoctrinates members with unorthodox or extremist views” -Jesus Christ! (Matthew 21:6-11) 1. Preeminence over all, Col. 1:18 2. His authority is final, Col. 3:17

8 8 “Unorthodox or extremist views” -Disciples ate with unwashed hands (Matt. 15:1-2) -Did not follow established traditions -Jesus and disciples ate with sinners and Gentiles (Matt. 11:19; Acts 11:2-3) “Unorthodox or extremist views” -Disciples ate with unwashed hands (Matt. 15:1-2) -Did not follow established traditions -Jesus and disciples ate with sinners and Gentiles (Matt. 11:19; Acts 11:2-3) We are told a trait of a cult is...

9 9 “Unorthodox or extremist views” -Claim our leader came from heaven and went back to heaven; He is the Son of God (Jno. 8:23-24; 10:30-36) -Claim our leader was resurrected from the dead and one day He will raise all the dead (Jno. 11:25-26; 5:28-29) “Unorthodox or extremist views” -Claim our leader came from heaven and went back to heaven; He is the Son of God (Jno. 8:23-24; 10:30-36) -Claim our leader was resurrected from the dead and one day He will raise all the dead (Jno. 11:25-26; 5:28-29) We are told a trait of a cult is...

10 10 “Claims to be the only true church” -Jesus said He would build His church (one church) (Matt. 16:18) -Apostles said He built one church (Eph. 1:22-23; 5:23; 4:4; 1 Tim. 3:15) “Claims to be the only true church” -Jesus said He would build His church (one church) (Matt. 16:18) -Apostles said He built one church (Eph. 1:22-23; 5:23; 4:4; 1 Tim. 3:15) We are told a trait of a cult...

11 11 “Teaches doctrines which differ from ‘historic Christianity’” -History does not make a teaching or practice right (1 Tim. 4:1-3) -Tradition of men is not our authority (Matt. 15:7-9; Col. 2:8) “Teaches doctrines which differ from ‘historic Christianity’” -History does not make a teaching or practice right (1 Tim. 4:1-3) -Tradition of men is not our authority (Matt. 15:7-9; Col. 2:8) We are told a trait of a cult...

12 12 Do not allow the enemies of the cross to define the people of God (Phil. 3:17-19) -The church of Christ was established by Jesus Christ (Matt. 16:18; Rom. 16:16) -Christ did not build a denomination! -Christ did not build a cult! Do not allow the enemies of the cross to define the people of God (Phil. 3:17-19) -The church of Christ was established by Jesus Christ (Matt. 16:18; Rom. 16:16) -Christ did not build a denomination! -Christ did not build a cult! “Cult” is a Prejudicial Label!

13 13 It can be understood (Eph. 3:3-5; 5:17; Mk. 8:21) It applies to all men (Matt. 28:18-19) It is from God, not man (Gal. 1:11-12; 2 Tim. 3:16-17) It can be understood (Eph. 3:3-5; 5:17; Mk. 8:21) It applies to all men (Matt. 28:18-19) It is from God, not man (Gal. 1:11-12; 2 Tim. 3:16-17) Bible Establishes Doctrine!

14 14 True Christians (Matt. 28:19-20; Mark 16:15-16; Acts 11:26) True Church (Matt. 7:21-23; Acts 2:41- 42, 47; Eph. 4:4) True Worship (Jno. 4:23-24) True Doctrine (Gal. 1:8-9; 2 Jno. 9) True Living (Matt. 28:20; 2 Cor. 5:7) True Christians (Matt. 28:19-20; Mark 16:15-16; Acts 11:26) True Church (Matt. 7:21-23; Acts 2:41- 42, 47; Eph. 4:4) True Worship (Jno. 4:23-24) True Doctrine (Gal. 1:8-9; 2 Jno. 9) True Living (Matt. 28:20; 2 Cor. 5:7) Gospel of Christ Produces…

15 15 The church of Christ is NOT a cult! - 1 Timothy 3: Ephesians 1: Timothy 3: Ephesians 1:


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