Category Archives: Cults and Heresies

Are Mormons Christians?

This is a common question.  Many Christians think that the Latter-day Saint Church is simply another denomination, just like Southern Baptists or United Methodists.  It is simply one branch of the Christian tree.  This is not surprising.  The LDS Church has spent a lot of money in the past several decades to promote this idea.  They changed their logo to emphasize the words “Jesus Christ.”  They promote the Book of Mormon as “Another Testament of Jesus Christ.”  They have TV ads and promotional materials that present Mormons as clean cut, family-oriented, conservative Christians.  And their marketing campaign has worked.  Many, if not most, people think that Mormons are Christians. Continue reading

Visiting A Mormon Temple

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) is building temples with increasing frequency.  They will be dedicating new temples in Colorado and Wyoming later this month (October 2016).  They will be dedicating a temple in Connecticut in November.  Temples are currently under construction in Rome, Paris, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, South Africa, Congo and Portugal.  They just recently dedicated a new temple in Philadelphia. Continue reading

Santa Muerte

She is portrayed as a female Grim Reaper, that is to say, she is a skeleton dressed in a shroud and carrying a large scythe.  At her feet may be seen an owl, a symbol of wisdom in western iconography, and of death in ancient Aztec symbolism.  She is the object of devotion in one of the fastest growing cults in the world—the cult of Santa Muerte, Holy Death.

Santa Muerte is a folk saint revered by Hispanics throughout Mesoamerica and the United States.  She is considered an all-powerful saint, who dominates the world and gives immediate results to petitions made to her.  Being the spirit of death, it is noted that her scythe cuts down the life of all men equally, rich or poor, righteous or wicked.  Therefore, she is reckoned to be a saint for all peoples.  One of the most popular sayings about her is that Santa Muerte “does not discriminate.”  She accepts your worship and answers your prayers no matter who you are.  That is why her followers include pious Catholics, drug traffickers, prisoners, prostitutes, policemen, blue collar workers, and members of the LGBT community.  There is also a growing constituency among neo-pagans and Wiccans. Continue reading

Questions for the Christian Freemason

We have dealt with Freemasonry elsewhere on this site.  I think that most men who are members of a Masonic Lodge do not truly understand the religious and spiritual basis of Masonry.  It is really not Christian at all.  However, there are many Christian men and women in the Lodge and in the Eastern Star who are unaware of the spiritual dangers of the Masonic system.  Our hope and prayer is that God will awaken them to the truth.  Our goal is not to attack Masons, but to reveal the truth about Masonry.  With this object in mind, we offer these questions for consideration by any Christian who is a Mason. Continue reading

Shincheonji

For decades the Christian church has been exploding in South Korea.  At the same time, heretical cults are also springing up at a truly alarming rate.  It is estimated that there are over 50 indigenous cults in South Korea.  The largest and best known is the Unification Church founded by the late Sun Myung Moon.  Another large and growing group is the Church of Jesus, the Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony, also known as Shincheonji. Continue reading