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The Kingdom of the Cults Chapter Summary & Analysis - Rosicrucianism Summary

Walter Martin
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Rosicrucianism Summary and Analysis

Christianus Rosenkreutz, who lived from 1378 to 1484, founded Rosicrucianism. He was a German scholar who focused on the occult. However, he used Christian vocabulary in his teachings. He stood vehemently against Roman Catholicism. The headquarters for this 250,000-member cult is in San Jose, California. The cult is found primarily in the Southwest and Western parts of the United States and is growing on the Eastern seaboard and in the Midwest. They deny being a religion or a church. Rather, they call themselves "a brotherhood attempting to help mankind master its destiny."

God is an impersonal being composed of seven spirits that manifest themselves as a triune godhead of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God is all, meaning all of reality is a part of or an expression of the essence or nature of God (a Pantheistic worldview). On the highest level, a "universal spirit" presides over...

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