What if you found yourself in a Cult?
An illustration: Consider a group of Moonies. These Moonies
live in a particular locality. Let's say there are 10 families and several
single people who are part of this congregation of Moonies. There is a local
Moonie leader in this group who presides over the group. What if one day, one of
the men began to realize things about the Unification Church, The Reverend Sun
Myung Moon, and the local group. What could this man do? Who could he talk to?
What would happen if he did try to talk to someone about it? How would the
others react? How would the local leader of the group react?
Now what if you were in an Evangelical organization or fellowship that you thought had "mostly" sound doctrine? But then you began to realize that there were definite signs of a coercive cult in this group? And what if you realized that they weren't nearly as interested in Biblical truth as you thought, but were more interested in their group's traditions and the agenda of "the leadership" or "The Teacher" or "The Leader"? And what if they continually repeated the mantra, "trust the leadership"? What could you do? Who could you talk to? What would happen if you did try to talk to someone about it? How would the others react? How would the local leader of the group react?
These are perilous times. Our only hope is to be a lover of the Truth and to speak the truth in love. Let's search the scriptures to see how followers of Jesus should react as Acts chapter 17 "Bereans".