The Kingdom of the Cults - The Psychological Structure of Cultism Summary & Analysis

Walter Martin
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The chapter begins with five major points. First, Christians should realize the belief systems of the cults tend to be characterized by close-mindedness and personal antagonism toward Christians. Second, cultic belief systems are said to manifest "institutional dogmatism" and intolerance for any position but their own. Third, the author urges Christians to become a source of "neutral, objective data." Next, it is the responsibility of Christians to communicate love and sincerity to those who have been almost isolated from the Christian message. Lastly, Christians should hold off from using any theological terms that could provoke the cultist to end all communication.

The author uses three religions to illustrate the point that different cults emphasize different things. Jehovah's Witnesses focus on eschatology and prophecy. Mormons emphasize priestly authority, secret rituals, signs, and symbols. Christian Scientists study metaphysical pantheism...

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