Christian Science- Founder is Mary Baker Eddy who plagiarised the ideas and writings of others to produce the book "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures"
Jehovah Witnesses - Distributors of the Watchtower magazine. The founder Charles Russell was a man of questionable character and was charged with fraudulent activities by the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. In 1913 his wife sued for divorce on the grounds of adultery, conceit, egotism and domination.
Mormonism (also called Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) - The Book of Mormon is claimed by many to be based on a novel called "Manuscript Found".
The Way International
Unity School of Christianity
Children of God (renamed the "The Family") Founded by Spiritist David Berg. A profoundly sad and perverse organisation with children forced into sexual acts with adults with ongoing emotional damage. STAY WELL CLEAR OF THIS GROUP.
CULTS or SECTS
Church of Scientology (founded by Ron J Hubbard who allegedly made a fortune from his writings). Several celebrities including John Travolta and Tom Cruise are scientologists. Sadly John and Tom don't yet understand the reality of what Jesus Christ has done for them and unfortunately would prefer to follow the teachings of a clever conman who will lead them to hell.
The New Age Movement
Divine Light Mission
Hare Krishna Movement
Transcendental Meditation ( basic foundations in Hindu teachings )
The Unification Church (also called the Moonies)
Religions of India
The problems with Buddhism are significant:
(1) Buddhist scriptures that are attributed to its founder Siddhartha Gautama were written approximately 400 years after his (Buddha’s) death. The fact that Buddhism had split into opposing sects at the time of writing means there is no confirmation to say these were actually the words of Gautama.
(2) The Buddhist teachings are attributable to one man so if he’s wrong then the whole religion is wrong. There are no independent witnesses to the revelation. The Book of Mormon suffers the same problem.
(3) There are over 200 sects across the world so which one is correct. The following are the main four:
Pure Land Buddhism .
This became popular in
b) Zen Buddhism This form is almost the exact opposite of the above. Salvation can only be achieved through yourself. Deep mediation is the way to nirvana.. Serious students follow a Zen Master.
c) Nichiren Buddhism Nichiren (1222 to 1282) based this type on the Sutra of the Lotus of Truth
Originates in the seventh century in
(4) Buddhism does not offer salvation to its followers. Biblical doctrines of a loving God, a sinful man, sin, salvation or the resurrection of Jesus Christ as a pathway to God and not present as part of their belief system. Gautama’s last words that hardly provides a Buddhist believer with any confidence are “Buddhas do but point the way. Work out your own salvation with diligence.”
Other strange beliefs include reincarnation that means a death and rebirth cycle of improvement until as a practicing Buddhist you finally reach nirvana. Nirvana is believed to be a permanent state beyond death, a state of permanent happiness. How long does it take to reach this Nirvana or will I ever reach Nirvana? Who knows? Has Buddha come back to earth to proclaim he has reached Nirvana? Sadly this has not happened.
Possibly a religion with well meaning and well intentioned followers but sadly just another deception of the Devil.
Falun GongIs an ancient Chinese exercise and meditation practice that espouses the principles of truthfulness, compassion and forbearance. Falun Gong has attracted 100 million practitioners in seven years. It is widely reported that there has been persecution of members of Falon Gong by the Chinese Government. There is now strong evidence to suggest Falun Gong practitioners in China are being systematically murdered by the Chinese Government for their body parts to service China's lucrative organ trade. Human Rights Lawyer David Matas stated in Ottawa on 5 July 2006 what is happening in China is "a new form of evil".
Sai Baba (Indian god?) ( Approx 30 million people worship Sai Baba as God incarnate. Sai Baba is a 77-year-old south Indian man with a big bushy Afro and a warm peaceful smile. He is one of the most powerful holy men in India, friend of the Prime Minister and controls the world's biggest ashram, Prasanthi Nilayam, aka the "Abode of Peace." The ashram is in a remote town located in a barren corner of Andhra Pradesh, a desperately poor state in India. Due to the generosity of his followers the town now boasts a shiny planetarium, two hospitals that treats patients for free, a college, a music school and an immaculate children's playground. The truth is a growing number of ex-devotees decry their former master as a sexual harasser of young boys, a fraud, a conjurer who pulls holy ash, gold chains and rings from midair and is even a practicing paedophile. Sadly even though good deeds have been done, Sai Baba is simply a wolf in orange sheep's clothing. He is anything but a God.)
Religions of the East
Islam (Followers are Muslims (or Moslems) -Islam is a major world religion with over 500 million followers
worldwide. Mohammed is their prophet, born AD570 in Mecca. Mohammed received frightening revelations in a cave in Mount Hira during AD610 and these became the basis of the Koran (Qur' an). Of concern was that during this period Muhammed had violent seizures and foaming at the mouth. These revelations may in fact have been demonic in nature. Sadly Muslims fail to acknowledge Jesus Christ as central to salvation. MOHAMMED IS A FALSE PROPHET. SALVATION IS THROUGH JESUS CHRIST AND HIS SACRIFICE FOR OUR SINS ON THE CROSS, NOT BY FOLLOWING THE TEACHINGS IN THE KORAN or ALLAH, a false god . DON'T BE DECEIVED AND MISLED BY THIS RELIGION. MANY MUSLIMS ARE VERY EARNEST AND DEVOUT BUT SADLY THEY ARE MISSING THE JOY OF A RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS.
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