With yesterday's anniversary of the Jonestown massacre in Guyana, I thought it would be a good idea to review the controversial subject of cults. For starters, I will post the definition of "cult" we use at the Institute for Christian Apologetics. And that is . . .
Two or more people who have a real or imaginary need they are trying to meet or fulfill by believing that which is false about the Person and work of the biblical Jesus Christ."
On the surface, that seems like a very broad definition. One reason we did it that way was because of the litigiousness of today's society. I'd love to see a judge rule on that definition. But there are other reasons that we'll highlight later.
I am limited on time today, so I will leave it here for now. Discuss at will.