Are You Living in a Cult?

Are You Living in a Cult?

Many are accusing the Duggars of living in a cult. I have a pamphlet that was published by Moody Publishers. It is called “Comparing Christianity with the Cults.” The cults they name are Christian Science, Spiritualism, Jehovah’s Witness, Scientology, Mormonism, Eastern Mystic Religions, Unification Church, Unity, and Wicca. I couldn’t find Gothard being a cult in this pamphlet or meeting the requirements needed to be labeled a cult.

There are many families outside of following Gothard who homeschool their children, trust the Lord with their womb and how many children He wants to bless them with, diligently disciplines and trains their children to obey them, teaches their daughters to dress modestly with meek and quiet spirits and train them to be homemakers, protect their children from the debauchery in our culture, believe that the husband is the head of the family and the wife is to live in submission to him, and teach their children to be sexually pure. They are NOT in a cult as many are accusing them of being. No, they aren’t living like mainstream Christians, but many mainstream Christians look no different and live no differently than the world.

I respect families who take God’s Word literally and are diligent in obeying Him in everything. It takes a lot of sacrifice to walk in obedience to God. Some will say that they act like they’re better than others. How do we know their motives for living this way? It sure is far easier to live like the world than it is to live like these families are living. Many of them actually love the Lord and His ways. They have seen the destruction culture is waging on the families and don’t want to have anything to do with it. We are called to be set apart and holy! We aren’t to be of the world.

God has high standards for His children, but they are for our good, not for our harm. Yes, we are promised persecution and suffering because this is not our home. We are pilgrims and strangers passing through. We should never feel comfortable and at home on this earth. We don’t look nor act like the world. We are to be salt and light for our Savior! How can we be this if we look and act like the world? We can’t.

Don’t worry about what others are saying to you or about you? You only live to please the Lord Jesus Christ. Study and know His Word so that you can know what He commands of you. His ways are perfect!

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Romans 12:1,2

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