The CULTS & The OCCULTS
If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not take him into your house
or welcome him. Anyone who welcomes him shares in his wicked work.
2 John 10-11
A Cult of Christianity is a group of people, which claiming to be christian church, embraces a particular doctrinal system taught by an individual leader, group of leaders, or organization, which (system) denies (either explicitly or implicitly) one or more of the central doctrines of the Christian faith. The primary denial is obvious in their teachings that Christ's sacrificial offering and His death and resurrection are not sufficient for one to be saved and have eternal life. In order to be saved, obedience to their doctrines and membership into their church is a must. They usually deny the Deity of either of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
No Other Gospel
I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned! As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let him be eternally condemned. Galatians 1:6-9
Satan's purpose in moving false prophets and false teachers and organizing false churches is by using and perverting bible doctrines and hiding the gospel so that many people be deceived and cast into hell and damnation.
CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
Eternal Father Moroni 4.4, 5.2, 10.4, 31
D&C 20.77, 79
Father, Son, Holy Spirit one God Alma 11.44 3 Neph 11.27
Mormon 7.7 D&C 20.28 A Faith 1
Father has a body of flesh and bones Ether 3.15-16 Moses 6.9 D&C 130.22
Created all things spiritually before naturally Moses 3.5,7
Son of the Eternal Father 1 Neph 10.17, 11.7, 21
Father of heaven and earth Mosiah 3.8, 15.4, 16.15
Alma 11.38-39 Ether 4.7
The Eternal Father Alma 11.38-39 Mosiah 15.1-5 Helaman 16.18
Father because conceived by the power Mosiah 15.3
Father & Son Ether 3.14 Mormon 9.12 D& C 93.3-4
God & Christ seen Ether 3.13-16 D & C 76.23, 110.2-10, 137.3
Appearance to John 14.23 is personal D&C 130.3
Appeared to Nephi, his people, chose twelve 3 Neph 11.1-2, 7-10, 12.1, 20
gave a doctrine 3 Neph 11.25-31, 37-41, 21.6
Personage of Spirit D&C 130.22
Adam fell; man might have joy, redeemed by Messiah
according to the commandments of God 2 Neph 2.25-26 Moses 5.10-11
Created in the image of God, has body Ether 3.15-16
Was a spirit before made man Moses 3.5,7
Eternal/ Endless Punishment D&C 19.11-12
Doctrine of Christ only true doctrine of the Father,
Son, Holy Spirit 2 Neph 31.21
The Bible not only the revealed, written Word 2 Neph 29.3, 7-8, 10
Books of Authority: 2 Neph 32.3-6, 33.1-2, 5, 10-11 Jacob 1.6, 4.4
Book of Mormon, Doctrine & Covenants, Alma 6.8 3Neph 28.33
Pearl of Great Price
Book of Mormon is the most correct book of any book on earth; keystone of our religion,
man gets nearer to God by abiding by its precepts.
Joseph Smith received revelations from an angel Moroni at Manchester, New York on September 21, 1823 and onwards. (Introduction, par 6, Book of Mormon)
Similitude (image, semblance or likeness) of the only begotten Moses 1.16
where God’s throne is D&C 137.1
where Mormons go D&C 76.50-70
be like gods D&C 76.58, 121.28, 32,132.20, 37
for good men not Mormons D&C 76.71-80, 98-101
for evil, wicked men, Hell D&C 76.81-84, 103-106
Atonement of Christ
by obedience to the Laws & ordinances of the gospel
all mankind maybe saved Articles of Faith 3
Forsake sins and obey commandments D&C 93.1 Mosiah 2.41 Alma 38.1, 12.30,32
By the church D&C 76.50-54, 94, 84.88
Receive the servants Neph 26.20-22
D&C 99.1-4, 76.50-52
Without Order of Priesthood no one will see God D&C 84.14-22,27
through repentance, baptism by water and
the doctrine of Christ in the book 2 Nep 31.17-21
First principles and ordinances of the gospel are:
Faith on the Lord Jesus Christ
Baptism for remission of sins
Laying of hands for gifts of the Holy Spirit (A of Faith 4 & 3)
Gospel of repentance, baptism, remission of sins, and
the law of carnal commandments D&C 84.26-27, 76.50-52
This is my gospel teaching peaceable things of the kingdom D&C 39.5-6
Churches deny the more parts of the gospel 4 Neph 1.27
Fullness of the gospel contained in the Book of Mormon J Smith-H 1.34
Eternal life, know true God & Jesus Christ, receive Law D&C 132.24, 21, 27
Ask the Father in Christ Name if the Book (of Mormon) is true
the Holy Spirit reveals Mormon 10.3-5
Jesus Christ is the Son of God, all come to him,
obey the laws and ordinances of the gospel may be saved (Introduction par 5, Book of Mormon)
SIX STEPS (Study) in Membership
1. God, Jesus Christ, Joseph Smith, Book of Mormon
2. Gospel of Christ - repentance, baptism and the commandments
3. Restoration of the Church
4. Family and the Temple
5. To be perfect like Christ
6. To be a member of the church
THE ARTICLES OF FAITH
OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
1. We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost.
2. We believe that man will be punished for their sins, and not for Adam’s transgression.
3. We believe that through the atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the
laws and ordinances of the gospel.
4. We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are:
First, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, second, Repentance,
third, Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins;
fourth, Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost.
5. We believe that a man must be called of God, by prophecy, and by the laying on of hands by
those who are in authority, to preach the gospel and administer in the ordinances thereof.
6. We believe in the same organization that existed in the Primitive Church, namely apostles,
prophets, pastors, teachers, evangelists and so forth.
7. We believe in the gift of tongues, prophecy, revelation, visions, healing, interpretation of tongues,
and so forth.
8. We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far it is translated correctly; we also believe the
Book of Mormon to be the word of God.
9. We believe all that God has revealed, all that He does now revealed, and we believe that He will
yet reveal many great and important things pertaining to the kingdom of God.
10. We believe in the literal gathering of Israel and in the restoration of the Ten Tribes; that Zion (the
New Jerusalem) will be built upon the American continent; that Christ will reign personally upon the
earth; and that the earth will be renewed and receive its paradisiacal glory.
11. We claim the privilege of worshipping the Almighty God according to the dictates of our own
conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they
12. We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, magistrates, in obeying, honoring and
sustaining the law.
13. We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous and in doing good to all men;
indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul- We believe all things, we hope all
things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything
virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.
Mormon teachings deviate from the truths that are in the Bible. They do not accept the bible as the only inspired book of the Lord. They have the book of Mormon given by a certain angel Moroni who claimed to have the fullness of the gospel. They have teachings that are contrary to the original revelations.
Salvation they say is by the atonement of Christ but includes obedience to its laws and ordinances and entry to their church. They believe that the Christian churches today are not the true church of our Lord Jesus Christ. The true Church holds only to the Bible for its final authority, faith and practice. The true church proclaims the only one gospel that Jesus’ sacrificial offering is enough for man’s forgiveness and salvation. The requirement in the Bible is true repentance and faith in Christ.
God warned not to add words or remove words from this prophecy for curse shall come to them.
“I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues which are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his part from the tree of life and from the holy city, which are written in this book.” Revelation 22:18-19
They get their teachings from the Doctrines and Covenants and from the Book of Mormon which came from a spirit that carried a different gospel message from what God has previously revealed and written. These books are not biblically sound and do not conform to the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and to Bible truths. This is accursed in Galatians 1:8-9.
God’s personal Name is Jehovah. ( The truth shall make you free., p.17)
Only Jehovah is from everlasting to everlasting. (Make sure of all things,1965, p486)
Jesus Christ is not one God with the Father (MS p. 485)
Holy Spirit is God’s active force, not a person (MS p. 487)
There was a time when Jehovah was alone in universal space. All life, energy and thought were
contained in him alone.( Let God be true, 1952 p.25)
Elohim is the plural of majesty. It does not mean he is mysteriously a trinity.
(New Heavens and New Earth p 36)
The obvious conclusion is that Satan is the originator of the trinity doctrine. (LG p.101)
Not Jehovah God. He was the first son that Jehovah God brought forth. (LG p.32)
The first creation by God. (MS p. 282)
Jesus Christ had a pre-human existence (LG p.34)
Michael the archangel is no other that than the only-begotten Son of God, now Jesus Christ
(NH p. 38)
At baptism Jesus was anointed to become the Messiah, or Jesus the Christ(Anointed)
(LG p. 38)
He shows his subjection to God by humbling himself to a most disgraceful death on a torture
stake. (LG p.35)
God raised him as a mighty immortal spirit Son (LG p.40)
The Holy Spirit is the invisible force of Almighty God, which moves his servants to do his, will.
Sin is falling short of God’s mark of perfection, transgression of his righteous law. (MS p 456)
At death, Adam was to return to dust, a return to non-existence (NH p88)
All are born in sin (imperfect, with wayward tendencies)(MS p 456)
The soul is not eternal or immortal.
Shall not suffer eternally in hell.
Jesus Christ laid down in sacrifice a perfect HUMAN LIFE, equal to that which Adam forfeited
(You may survive Armageddon p. 39).
His perfect human life with all its rights and prospects was laid down in death, but NOT FOR SIN
AND IN PUNISHMENT. (LG 116)
That which is redeemed or brought back is perfect human life with its rights and earthly
The value of the perfect human life was now available for use on behalf of faithful men.
(LG . 116)
The Bible plainly shows that 144,000 will share heavenly glory, while others will enjoy
blessings of life here on earth. (LG p 298)
Faith in Jehovah God and Christ Jesus and do God’s will and faithfully carry out their dedication,
rewarded with everlasting life.
The righteous shall resurrect in the last day after sleeping in the grave.
There is no Hell.
The Dead are inactive, unconscious. Destruction is annihilation. (LG p 99 MSP 143 LG p 270)
Founded by Charles Tze Russell (1852 - 1916) from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
He couldn’t believe God can condemn a sinner in eternal fire, text were Jeremiah 7.31, 19.5,
32.35 1John 4.8,9
July 1879 Started the Publication of Zion’s Watch Tower & Herald of Christ’s Presence which is
known worldwide as the Watch Tower- Witnessing theKingdom of Jehovah.
1888 Non-profit Bible Society- Zion’s Watch Tower Tract Society now known Watch Tower
Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania.
1914 Prophesied Christ Second Coming an important event in man’s history.
Context is Christ coming is not seen. Mt 24.3-22 Lk 21.7-33
1920-1930 The Bible Students gave impetus to house to house preaching Act 20.20
1931 They bonded together to witness the Name of Jehovah and be called and known that
way. Is 43.10-12 Mt 28.19-20 Act 1.8
1935 Believed only 144,000 sealed Christians will rule with Christ in heaven
and the kingdom, heavenly rule will be for the rest of mankind in earth.Rev 7.4, 9, 10,
14.1-3 Rom 8.16,17
Therefore their goal is a worldwide witness to this millions of people lookingfor God.
1942 Trained ministers in WatchTower Bible School of Gilead.
1946 Held weekly meetings of study of the bible in Kingdom Halls and from here it spread
through out the world.
Proclaim the coming of Jehovah on earth. Ps 37.9-11, 29
Witness the Name of Jehovah Rev 1.5, 3.14 IJn 4:14-16 Is 43.10-12
Mt 28.19,20 Act 1.8
There is only one religion
Here we have a deviation from the truth. They denied the deity of Christ as equal to the Father. They have named God as Jehovah. This is not the Name revealed to Moses and the prophets and the scriptures but it was YHWH/Yahweh. The death and resurrection of Christ they taught was an example of perfect human life and not the sacrifice for sins. The Bible teaches otherwise, Christ was sacrificed for sins once and for all.
“10By this will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. 11Every priest stands daily ministering and offering time after time the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins; 12but He, having offered one sacrifice for sins for all time, SAT DOWN AT THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD,”
They do not believe the existence of Hell and everlasting consciousness of the wicked in the Lake of Fire. The wicked dead don’t exist anymore according to them. The Bible says otherwise and opposite they shall perish forever and the saints saved because of the sacrifice of Christ for sin.
“And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead which were in them; and they were judged, every one of them according to their deeds. Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire.”
“But when the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne… Then He will also say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels;’… “These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”
Matthew 25:31, 41, 46
CHURCH OF CHRIST
(Iglesia ni Kristo)
Apostasy of the First Century Church 1Tim 4.1
Another flock to be gathered Jn 10.16
From the Far East, ends of the earth (Philippines) Is 43.5-6, 41.9
Ends of the earth (time before the end of age) Mt 24.3, 6-7
Messenger sent. Felix Manalo (1914) Is 41.9-10, 46.11 Rom 1.16
from the ends of the earth
Christ built Mt 16.18
Name of the church Rom 16.16
He is the head Col 1.18 Eph 1.22
Purchased by his blood Act 20.28 Eph 1.7
Gave His life for it Jn 10.11 Eph 5.25
The holy city, new jerusalem Rev 21.2
He is the savior, no other name Act 4.12
Entrance through faith in : Rom 5.2
God and Christ (man) Jn 14.1-2
the gospel (doctrines) Mk 16.15-16
messenger (Felix Manalo) Jn 6.29
be baptized in their church Mt 28.19 Act 2.38 Mk 16.15-16
If anyone wants to be saved he must enter and be a member of the church of christ.
Enter the sheepfold Jn 10.7,9,1
Be a member of the body Eph 3.6, 5.29-30 1Cor 12.12-13
Christ is the savior of the body Eph 5.23 1Cor 6.13
The Father is the only true God Jn 17.3 1Cor 8.6 Eph 4.5 Is 43.10-12, 63.16
God is a spirit Jn 4.24
God cannot be man and man God Hos 11.9 Num 23.19
The Father is greater Jn 10.29 1Cor 11.3
Jesus is not God, he said he is a man Jn 8.40
Apostles taught it Act 2.22 1Tim 2.5
Has flesh and blood Lk 24.37-40
He died, God cannot die Rom 5.6 Act 2.23
Prayed to God the Father Mt 26.39
He has a Father and God Jn 20.17
Existed only as man 1 Jn 4.2
Authority came from God Mt 28.18 Act 2.36, 22 Jn 5.30
Power from the spirit of God Act 10.38 Lk 10.21-22, 11.20 Mt 12.28
Made holy only from God Jn 10.36 Mk 10.17-18
Glorified by God and commanded to Phil 2.9-11
Made above all creation Eph 1.20-22
But to be subjected to God 1Cor 15.27-28
Made Lord, Savior and Mediator Act 2.36, 5.31 1 Tim 2.5
He is not God, only power or force
Sent by the Father and Son Jn 14.26, 15.26
Seven spirits sent by God Rev 5.6
Into the grave Ps 88.5, 146.4 Act 2.29,34
Sleeps Jn 11.11-4 1Thess 4.14
No knowledge Eccl 9.5,10 Job 7.9-10
Raised in the last day Jb 14.10, 12 Jn 11.11-14, 5.28
1Thess 4.15-16 Dan 12.1-2
Soul also dies Ezek 18.4
Cleaves to the dust Ps 119.25
Only at the judgment day Mt 13. 38-40, 16.27
Jn 12.48, 5.28-29
It is the lake of fire Rev 20.10-15
Eating blood is sin 1Saml 14.32-33
Sin against the Holy Spirit Mt 12.31-32 Act 15.28-29
Cast out of the church Lev 17.10
On the coming of Christ Jde 1.14-15
Wicked shall be gathered 2 Pet 3.7, 10
No condemnation to those in Christ Rom 8.1
which the church he built Mt 16.18
The name is church of christ Rom 16.16
Resurrected 1 Thess 4.16-17
after 1,000 years satan and the Rev 20.5, 7-10
wicked turned into the lake of fire
So each member should be in peace 2 Pet 3.14
inside the church of christ Col 3.15, 1.18
stay until the end Mt 24.13
(For those who wants to be a member)
1. The word of God is written in the bible
2. The true God taught in the bible
3. Not all churches are of God
4. Christ’s commandments whoever wants to be saved must be
a member of the church of christ
5. Why we’re born Catholics and not church of christ
6. Teachings Catholic turned away from
7. Christ built the church of christ in the Philippines through prophecy
8. Felix Manalo messenger of God in the last day
9. Why the church of Christ is persecuted and the reward of not falling
10. Right way of membership into the church of christ
11. The true nature of Christ according to the bible
12. The use of wrong texts and translations are the basis of those who
teach that Christ is the true God
13. Responsibility of the members of the church of christ to change life
14. Responsibility of the members to attend all church worship
15. God commanded offerings, thanksgiving and gifts
16. God commanded to love the brethren
17. God prohibited eating of blood and marriage to different faith
18. Be baptized to be a disciple of christ
19. All members should bring converts and pray
20. All members should be registered and under an administration
21. Judgment, resurrection of the dead and the inheritance of the
church of christ
22. The foundation of unity of the church of Christ
This group blatantly and boldly proclaims and teaches that Jesus is not God nor does He posses divine nature. Jesus is a created Son of God and Lord. They stress Jesus as man only. The Lord Jesus took the form of a man.
“Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. Being found in appearance as a man,…” Philippians 2:5-8a
Never can they read from the Scriptures that Jesus is not God. They remove words from the Scripture by simply not teaching them. They twist and don’t read the scriptures that declare the Godhead of Jesus Christ. The Scriptures declare Jesus is God in nature (John 1:1-3, 20:28-29, Philippians 2:5-11, Colosians 1:13-18, Titus 2:13, Hebrews 1:5-13, 1 John 5:20Revelation 1:7-8). They say they worship Jesus and call Him Lord because the Father has commanded. What kind of worship and lordship do they attribute to Him— like God? Jesus said, “so that all will honor the Son even as they honor the Father who sent Him.” John 5:23
Jesus asked the religious leaders of His time.
“If David then calls Him ‘Lord,’ how is He his son?” Matthew 22:45
They believe that Christ died for the church and that church is the church of Christ which in truth is in the bible and not them. He is the savior of the church so if you want to be saved you must be a member and enter that church. They corrupt the Scripture. They make use of the name of the church— church of Christ as the church Jesus built and whom He shall saved. So you should enter it to be saved. They interpreted the scripture erroneously. Jesus said He is the door of the sheep and that whoever enters in the door shall be saved and whoever enters in not by through Him is a robber and a thief. It is in Jesus the head that we enter as the door by faith in Him and not go directly into the church which is the body.
“I am the door; If anyone enters through Me, he will be saved,” John 10:9
Faith therefore here is faith directed to Christ as Lord and Savior and it is He that is received (John 3:16, 1:12) and not the entering into the church. The true church are the believers who repented, accepted Christ, believed and entered through the gospel - His finished work in Calvary enough for their salvation (Mark 1:15, Hebrews 3:6, Ephesians 3:6).
CHURCH OF GOD
Leader – Eliseo Soriano
Wiseman Eccl 9.15
Sent Rom 10.14-15
Stewards of mysteries 1Cor 4.1
Book sealed until end of time Dan 12.4
Understood by the wise Dan 12.10
True preacher Jn 7.17, 3.34
Built by God Ps 127.1
where the name of God is Deut 12.5
the house of God 1Tim 3.15
Church of God International 1Thess 2.14
Both has the Father and Son Mt 16.18 Jn 14.10
From God’s wrath 1Thess 1.10
defer anger for His Name’s sake Is 48.9
Name of the Lord, strong tower, Prov 18.10
You are safe
This house were His name is 2Chrn 7.16
Church of God International 1Tim 3.15 1Thess 5.21
Be a member which is good Eph 3.6 1Thess 5.21
Follow the head of the body Col 1.18 Eph 1.22
Keep his commandments Mt 28.19-20
Jesus is the way to the Father
by following his commandments Jn 14.6 Col 2.6-7
To be saved have faith on the doctrines from the true preacher Rom 10.14-15
“Dating Daan/ Old Path” the right way were salvation is.
Baptism- for remission of sins Act 2.38
to be born again Jn 3.3-5
to receive the Holy Spirit Act 2.38
to become member of the 1Cor 12.13
church, accepting the doctrines Mt 28.19-20
There are many gods on heaven and on earth
Father, Son and the Holy Spirit
Father- greater than the Son
King of kings, Lord of lords in heaven
(the Son only on earth)
Not know all things (limited) only after man has decided
Not present everywhere (limited)
The Lord’s Suffer is not literally practiced, it is spiritual
The bread and wine are the teachings they share on gatherings
Into the grave Ps 88.5, 146.4 Act 2.29, 34
sleeps(soul/body) Jn 11.11-14 1Thess 4.14
no knowledge at death Eccl 9.5, 10 Jb 7.9-10
raised in the last day Jb 14.10, 12 Jn 11.11-14, 5.28
souls also dies Ezek 18.4
cleaves to the dust Ps 119.25
will exist at the judgment day Mt 13.38-43, 16.27
Jn 12.48, 5.28-29
(For those who wants to be a member)
Mt 28.19-20 Mk 7.6-7
1. The teacher to be heard to be saved
3. Evil part of man
4. Conduct toward brethren
5. Conduct toward outsiders
6. Conduct Prohibited
10. The Sower
12. Sin against the Spirit
Jesus said He that believed and is baptized shall be saved. Repent and believe the gospel (Mark 1:15, 15:15-16). Baptism follows after repentance and faith in the gospel. It is evident in this group in their 13 topics on indoctrination there is no gospel preached. They teach doctrines and baptize believers. This is man made.The way of the apostles is they preach first the Lord Jesus’ death and resurrection (the gospel) to the Jews and the Gentiles before teaching the doctrines. Faith in Christ should first be developed in the believer to be saved. Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection for our salvation is not proclaimed in their indoctrination. It is not to teach the doctrines first and be baptized. Nowhere in their 13 topics make one to have faith in Christ to be his Lord and Savior. Paul asked the believers in Galatians 3:1-2, “Did you receive the Spirit of God by obedience to the Law or by faith?... Is not Christ crucified clearly portrayed before you eyes?” There is nothing wrong with the commandments of Christ being taught. We are to obey it but wrong application of the commandments is not acceptable. The believer has to be in Christ first when he puts his trust in Him and is baptized. Then the commandments follow. The leader claims to have great knowledge of the Scripture but do not know the gospel truth. The truth is that Christ was sent by the Father from heaven to redeem man from his sins through his death and resurrection. Whoever shall repent and believe the gospel that is faith in Christ shall not see death but have eternal life. Salvation is not by the church or any group. Satan has many ways in using religions to hide the gospel. We are saved by the gospel. If one does not understand the gospel he shall not be saved. In Iglesia ni Kristo, Satan hides the gospel by teaching doctrines and entering their church which is named church of christ. The group of Soriano falls into the same error denying the Lord. For them, to be saved is to keep the commandments of Christ and be a part of the church of god international (their group) according to them Christ built in Jerusalem. This is the kingdom of God where one must enter according to them. These teachings move away the trust and faith in Christ finished work of salvation on the cross.It is God who puts you in the true Church (Acts 2:47). Salvation is only through the death and resurrection of Christ and that whosoever repents and believes the gospel shall be saved.Obedience to His commandments follows because he is saved(Acts 16:30-31, 20:20-21, 2:47, Ephesians 2:8-10). The true Church of Jesus Christ holds this gospel truth. These are the believers who heard the gospel, have repented and trusted Jesus for their salvation. These Christians are all over the world today.
KINGDOM OF JESUS CHRIST
THE NAME ABOVE EVERY NAME
Apollo S. Quiboloy
Davao City, Davao,
Claims and Teachings:
Apollo S. Quiboloy belongs to the group they call Oneness. Oneness believes that there is one God and that God is the Father alone. When God took the form of man He became the Son of God. Jesus is in heaven now as God the Father. Now he pronounced himself as inheriting the sonship.
He claims revelations from the Father:
“Jesus Christ is now the Father…is my Father.”
“Jesus Christ is not the Son anymore.”
God masterfully maneuvered the completion of his work through me…as an instrument in fulfilling His will.”
“Do you know why the Lord suffered…underwent that cruel sacrifice on the cross? That was to produce me!”
“What Jesus Christ the Jewish Son of the Father failed to do…what my Father…failed to do among the chosen people.”
“The model of being a Son of God now is me.”
John 3:5…was fulfilled in me. I have become the Son…the Father’s completion of salvation is already done in me.”
God’s Newest Son
Message from the Son: Apollo Quiboloy whose ministry is named The Kingdom of Jesus Christ
“…God the Father has given him” “This great opportunity of sharing to you the divine wisdom and revelations He has bestowed upon me as His Designated Son in these last days.
“Don’t miss your visitation. Harken unto the voice of the Father now as He speaks through his son. Treasure each word and each moment for this privilege is graced only to those who are true children of God, chosen and handpicked by the Father to receive His revelation through His Son.”
Apollo holds to the Oneness Pentecostal view of God, that denies the tri-unity of the Father, the Son and the Comforter. Along with this, he has a mix of Latter Rain teachings (ie. Manifest son of God- specifically- Him)
The idea he presents is that God the Father and Jesus Christ are one and the same Person. Ignoring the words spoken to Jesus, His Son from the Father in heaven (twice Mt.3:17; Lk.17:5) “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am pleased.”
He Apollo himself is “the Son of God” and not just a “son” but “the Son of God.” He quotes the verses that directly apply to Jesus Christ. He states publicly that he is the “sent one” of God and quotes John 7:29 and 8:18 which are reserved for Jesus Christ ONLY.
Their Website (www.kingdomofjesuschrist.org) says “I am the way the truth the life no man cometh unto the Father except by ME” Pastor Apollo C. Quiboloy servant son of God (meaning Him). Under a sign outside his church in Hawaii it says Rev. Apollo Quiboloy Son of God.
On his website it explains-September 13, 2003 eighteen years after powerfully declaring the revolution in the spirit and in the hearts and minds of the children of God, Pastor Apollo was ushered into his private ministry- the reign of the Father through the Son.”
The Official Turning of Power from the Father to the Son, “Pastor Apollo received a message from the Father that all power in heaven and earth; and the riches, wealth, prestige and authority will be handed over to him as the son.”
According to Quiloboy's teaching, it was necessary that the Son of God to appear in the flesh of a Gentile. On his website it is asked Are you Jesus Christ in the Gentile body?
“More than 2,000 years ago, Jesus Christ came in the flesh to testify to all that God can dwell in a human body, in the life of a man. It is here now. The life that lived in Israel before is now here. He is now using a Gentile body.”
If He was able to come to the Jewish people, He can also come to the Gentile people. John 5:23 says, “That all men should honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. He that honoreth not the Son honoreth not the Father which hath sent him.” My works bear witness of me. And the Father Himself, who sent me, has borne witness of me.”
On his website his answer to What is the role of the Son?
“If you're appointed as the Son, you're like the ruler of the house. You are the president of all the children of God who are born in the Spirit, because the Kingdom of God is the nation of God.”
On his website- When God called you, were you aware that your ministry would become that of the Son? “As I grow in the spirit with the Father, He reveals many things to me from time to time. He appointed me the position of feeding His people His words, the spiritual bread. Luke 12:43-44 says, “Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. Of a truth I say unto you, that he will make him ruler over all that he hath.” The meat in due season are the revelations that would be revealed as time passes. You don't learn everything in just one sitting. Slowly, God will reveal everything until everything becomes clear in your mind.”
On his website When did you realize that your ministry would be the ministry of the Son?The Book of Jeremiah 1:4 states how the Word of the Lord came unto Jeremiah. That is also how the Word of the Lord came unto me. What happened to the prophet Jeremiah also happened to me.
“When He had directed me, I did not know back then what His plan for me was. While growing up in the spiritual learning, you still wouldn't know what would become of you. I was being led into something. I did the things that I was being led to do. Then, I began to understand that I already have a calling.”
One of the works this new “Son of God” claims to exhibit is the spirit of obedience, but obedience to whom may be the question. To Him of course, they obey his word and how He uses the Bible.
“ the complete essence of the message of the Spiritual Revolution, which is the message of the Son of God.
“The purpose why Jesus Christ came is for us to become co-heirs and children of His Kingdom. The purpose of Spiritual Revolution which Jesus Christ started is to topple down the old spirit of disobedience and receive the new spirit of obedience to the will of God. John 3:5 states that if you want to enter the Kingdom of God, you must be born again in the Spirit. If you're born again in the Spirit, you become a child of God. It's not enough to remain just a servant. A servant will not abide in the house forever, but only the children will abide in the house of the Father forever.”
God’s Kingdom has Arrived on Earth
With Quiboloy as the new Son of God (Messiah) the new Jerusalem will arise in Davaobecause as he previously stated “the church age had ended.” On one TV program he said “… it is also the same in the days of the son in the Gentile city now is the fulfillment of his salvation” (Kingdom of Jesus Christ program on LeSea, Dec.26, 2004) “As Noah has finished so have I finished the work of salvation” In his invitation for salvation he said “Become one of the 3 million…enter the ark of salvation, the new Jerusalem.” (Kingdom of Jesus Christ program, LeSea Dec.26, 2004)
Under the title on his website- THE KINGDOM OF JESUS CHRIST The Name Above Every Name--
“Centuries after centuries have passed and the revelation of truth has progressed until the Kingdom of God has grown to its fullness. From Jerusalem , the truth extended to the farthest reaches of Asia particularly in the far-flung area of Tamayong, at the foothills of Mt. Apo , Davao City , a historical place wherein Pastor Apollo C. Quiboloy was born, anointed and trained by God in the spirit.”
“The holy Bible says in the book of Exodus that wonders have taken place in the mountains. The Ten Commandments were given by God to Moses on a mountain. World’s greatest sermon was preached on a mountain. Greatest prayers were prayed and answered on mountains. Christ was transfigured on a mountain. And as prophesied in the book of Zechariah, Christ will make His future return on a mountain”.
In these last days, God has once again chosen a mountain where He could let His children live.As our beloved Pastor Apollo had said in his fellowships, Tamayong, the site of the Covenant Mountain and Prayer Center, then was a place you would never wish to live in. It was nothing but a place of uncivilization. That was Tamayong before. But an extreme twist has happened when God manifested his divine providence to His chosen Son. Tamayong, the place that you would never want to live in before has become a haven closest to heaven. It has become a pilgrimage for the children of God..(website-WHAT IS THE COVENANT MOUNTAIN AND PRAYER CENTER)
Here we have a NEW Mecca of sorts that he claims is directed by God himself.Calling it the “seat of God’s governance on earth…a haven closest to heaven…” He likens it to Mount Sinai or The Mount of Transfiguration.
On the website he is asked What is the difference between you and Jesus Christ?
“The only thing that is different between Jesus Christ and me is that Jesus Christ was God Himself in the flesh. He was the firstborn of the brethren. His Father, the One who formed Him in the womb, was a Spirit. He was clothed in human flesh because He was born of a woman. My father was flesh; my mother was flesh. I was born from the fallen Adamic nature. The Adamic race which is the object of His love. His love was manifested through redemption and salvation”.
While he admits that Jesus Christ was God Himself in the flesh, he is claiming equality with him when he says he is the newest Son of God on earth. Newer in this sense does not mean equal, it means ANOTHER, in place of Christ.
On his website it says-Son of God: fulfillment of the Old and New Testament
“The life of Jesus Christ is in me. If there will be another book that will be included in the Holy Scriptures, it will be the book of the fulfillment of the Old and New Testament. This fulfillment happened in my life when God called me.
The purpose of the Old and New covenant is to save us from sin, while the purpose of the Old and New Testament is for the Lord to produce a new man from the fallen Adamic race.
“Kingdom Youth” statement:
Pastor Quiboloy is True... he is really the Son Of God in these last days. Many people didn't know because they have the mentality of religions and denomination and that's the old paradigm... I want to let the Whole World know that THE MESSIAH that we've been waiting for is already here! Those that are not children of God will not going to believe it, but we people of God believe that the deliverer is in our midst...Come and enter now into the KINGDOM OF JESUS CHRIST (the name above every name). Your Salvation is here... hear the Father's audible voice, his anointed and appointed SON...PASTOR APPOLO C. QUIBOLOY.
Apollo Quiboloy teaches we as children of disobedience, we should surrender to God in repentance. God shall take that seed of the serpent and put the seed of the Son. He uses the name of JESUS CHRIST THE NAME ABOVE EVERY NAME but forgot the gospel truth that all the CULTS are GUILTY OF. Through this they indirectly deny the gospel truth that Christ came to die for our sins for our atonement and salvation. God calls all to repent and have faith in Christ to be saved and not repent alone. They only teach repentance to enter into the Kingdom of God and they forgot Christ crucifixion as the ultimate payment for our sins. This false prophet claims that the Father finished the work of salvation in him but the truth is it is finished by and in Christ (John 19:30, Hebrews 9:26-28, 10:10-12). He is Christ in the Gentile body. Repent of your sins and believe the Son (Apollo S. Quiboloy) and you shall be saved and he is the way the truth and the life. Jesus attributed these words to Himself alone (John 3:36, 14:6). Christ will not come again visibly as Christians believe all over the world because according to him Christ is here already, himself (Quiboloy). Jesus said many shall come in my Name and shall deceive many. A. Quiboloy is a false prophet. He has the spirit of the anti-christ— which means literally a substitute for Christ. How can he be saved and his followers if they don’t have faith in the only begotten Son of God, Jesus Christ who died once and for all at the cross for our redemption. The leader and the followers were deceived by Satan by believing into a lie. The big lie was Apollo Quiboloy is now the Son of God and he is to be believed as the way. Salvation in Christ alone was hidden. The plan of Satan is always to move people out of their pure devotion and faith to Christ alone. For salvation is through repentance and faith in Christ as the only Lord and Savior to the glory of God the Father. The gospel was hidden by the Satan by exalting Apollo Quiboloy as the appointed Son of God and the Christ in the Gentile body.
SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST
Founded by William Miller from US. First called Adventist, believing the Second Coming of Christ. Predicted to come at 1844. His prophecy failed and called the Great Disappointment. Study of Scripture he found that the Seventh day is Saturday or Sabbath. Then they were called Seventh Day Adventist.
At death, not know anything Ps 146.4 Eccl 9.10,6,5 Ps 115.17, 6.5
the soul sleeps Jn 11.11-14
resurrected at the last day Jn 5. 28-29, 11.23, 24, 19.25-27
righteous not yet in heaven Act 2.29, 34 1Cor 15.22, 23, 51-55
1Thess 4.16-17 Phil 3.20-21
wicked not in hell, in the grave Mt 13.38-40 Rev 20.5, 9, 14, 15
10 Commandments binding Mt 22.37-40, 19.17 Js 2.10
on Christians Jn 14.15, 15.10
Kept forever Ps 119.152
Christ came not to delay Mt 5.17-19
Tells us what sin and 1Jn 3.4 Rom 7.7
Keep the Sabbath Ex 31.18, 20.8-11 Is 66.22-23, 58.13-14
Lk 4.16 Ezek 20.12, 22.26 Is 8.16, 20
Mt 15. 3,9,13 Act 17.2, 16.13, 13.42,44
Pork, blood, food, herbs and
wine prohibited Gen 7.2 Lev 11.9, 11.3, 6-7 Is 66.15,17
Act 15.29 Deut 29.18 Prov 20.1 Lk 21.34
(1Cor 10.31 2Cor 6.17)
Faith in Jesus Christ in His death Mt 1.21
on the cross Act 16.30-31, 3.19 Ijn 1.9
Keep the commandments (Keep the Sabbath)
No salvation without it Eccl 12.13-14 Rev 14.12, 22.14 Js 2.10
Belong to the true church Rev 14.12 Act 2.41,47 Mt 12.30, 25
Jn 10.1,7,16 Eph 4.5
Baptism door to the church 1Cor 12.12,13
Keeping not all this is Prov 28.9
unpardonable sin Jn 14.21,26, 16.8,13
Especially the 10 Commandments
If not followed he will be lost Mt 12.31 Js 4.17 Heb 10.26
Only Second Death Rev 21.8 Mt 10.28
No hell now, not in torment Mt 13.38-40
Annihilation, destruction, burned Ps 145.20, 37.20, 21.9
by fire Mal 13.38-40, 16.27
Jn 12.48, 5.28-29
After which no fire left Is 47.14 Ps 37.20,10
Results of fire are eternal not Jde 7 Rev 20.10,9
All shall appear 2 Cor 5.10 Act 17.31 Dan 7.9,10
Jesus advocator of the righteous 1Jn 2.1 Heb 4.15,7.25 Rev 20.15
Judged according to what is written Rev 20.12
according to our works Mt 12.36 Eccl 11.9 Rev 22.11-12
Today the Adventists are no longer considered as cults because they believe salvation is by faith in Jesus Christ and not by the Ten Commandments.
This group began teaching that to be saved you must keep the Ten Commandments, keep the Sabbath and enter their church. But now among its leaders and people they have shown strong convictions that salvation is by grace alone through faith in Christ not of works, which we have done.
They still keep the Ten Commandments as a way of life and worship on the Sabbath and not on the first day of the week as observed by Christians. What is important here is whom they trust for the salvation of their souls. The basic truth is that if you hold the true gospel as the apostles of Jesus Christ have taught you are not cast out or damned.
SUMMARY AND ANALYSIS OF THE CULTS
AND THEIR TEACHINGS
Cults have the cloak of Christianity but deny its saving power in Christ. The most central and noticeable character of all the cults we have studied is that “they deny in their teachings the suffering, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ to be enough for man’s forgiveness and salvation and one should hear this gospel, repent and believe to be saved.” This gospel truth is hidden, lacked and not preached by them.
Below are the lists of errors that are common among these cults.
· Satan through the guise of religion and a false church hides the gospel by exalting the leader, the name of the church and their new found unbiblical and unsound doctrines
· the Bible is not enough for them
· they have new revelations contradicting the original written word
· these revelations comes from spirits, they where given new books and new teachings from their leaders
· by these they begin to deny Christ as the only Lord and Savior, Christ’s death and resurrection is not sufficient for redeeming man from his sins by substituting with obedience to their doctrines
corrupting the Scriptures
· the gospel is not clear to them, they believe that the word of God is the gospel which are composed of doctrines they concocted erroneously from the scriptures
· but the word of God clearly shows us that the gospel is about the Son of God who died on the cross and resurrected from the dead for our salvation and forgiveness
· Jesus becomes a small god, a man, a prophet, some accepts He is divine but denies He is enough for salvation
· they all teach in order to be save you have to enter and belong to their group
· their leader is the only messenger of God today
· They do maintain that God is the Father, some deny the divinity of Jesus Christ, the Only Son of God and all deny the deity of the Holy Spirit
WHAT THE BIBLE HAS TO SAY TO THE CULTS:
“If we or an angel from heaven preach another gospel contrary to what you have received let him be accursed…” Galatians 1:8-9
“Do not believe every spirit, but test every spirit whether they are from God, because many false prophets have come out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God.
“But the Spirit explicitly says that in the later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons,” 1Timothy 4:1
“For many will come in my Name, saying I am the Christ and will mislead many.”
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life; No one comes to the Father but through Me." John 14:6
I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues which are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his part from the tree of life and from the holy city, which are written in this book.’
Occult comes from the Latin word “occult”. It carries the idea of things hidden, sacred and mysterious.
CHARACTERISTICS OF OCCULTS
1. Deals with the things hidden or secret.
2. Deals with operation of events beyond human power.
3. Deals with super natural presence of demonic forces.
4. Deals with satanic and demon worship and influences.
Astrology, fortune telling, magic, spiritism, palmistry, card reading, superstition, hypnotism, witchcraft, parapsychology, amulets, mediumship, incantations and satanism.
Why people get involved
2. offspring curse
4. due to incurable diseases
7. dissatisfied with religious experience
8. power of satan draws and blinds
9. ambitious to powers
10. no faith in God
11. looks for experience
12. searches the way
13. have not known God
14. not know the truth
15. not know God’s word
17. family curse
18. transfer of spirits
WHAT THE BIBLE HAS TO SAY REGARDING THE OCCULTS:
“When you enter the land which the LORD your God gives you, you shall not learn to imitate the detestable things of those nations. There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through fire, one who uses divination, one who practices witchcraft, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who casts a spell, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who call up the dead.
For whoever does these things is detestable to the LORD; and because of these detestable things the LORD your God will drive them out before you.
You shall be blameless before the LORD you God.”
“But I say to you, the rest who are in Thyatira, who do not hold this teaching, who have not known the deep things of Satan, as they call them- I place no other burden on you.”
“But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and SORCERERS and IDOLATERS and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” Revelation 21:8
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