3 Essential Qualities To Ensure You Are Not Part of a Cult

Even though none of us have all of the answers

Ron Whitehead


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“The line between delusion and what the rest of us believe may be blurrier than we think.” — Zoë Heller

Is the earth flat? What happened at Area 51? Did we actually go to the moon? Was the election stolen?

There are untold theories about many things for which we will never achieve total agreement. So each side calls the other side delirious or uninformed.

Am I thinking clearly?

We tend to believe, for the most part, what others in our sphere of influence think. That is not a bad idea if they are clear-thinking, intelligent, sane people. However, everyone believes that about the people they surround themselves with, don’t they?

In the little book of Colossians, the Apostle Paul warned the Christians about this exact problem that can creep into their church.

“Don’t let anyone capture you with empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the spiritual powers of this world, rather than from Christ.” (Colossians 2:8 NLT)

The word “capture” speaks of being kidnapped. Imagine that you or I could be mentally kidnapped. The worst part is that this…