A cult, by definition, is any social group whose practices are considered by the surrounding population to be outside the mainstream. A common feature of cults is their tendency towards exploitation and control over their members. Some cults exert so much control that they can convince their members to commit suicide. This information is specific to Christianity's view of a cult: * In the Christian faith churches are where Christ is worshipped, but if The Bible is in some way changed or a book is added it's called sacrilegous or occult. The bible is not open to interpretation. * A cult is any organization that denies in some way that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the second member of the Trinity, and Saviour who died to free men from sin. This canbe through deceptive use of language where the cult uses words that sound right to others but actually teach something different. * Denies the Trinity.
Catholics are the first Christian religion, dating back nearly 2000 years, and have always been considered as mainstream except by a few Pentecostal groups, or cults.
The Quakers have always been outside of the mainstream of Christianity, and that may not be a bad thing! The Puritans' emphasis on materialism and sexual repression has in a way continued in modern day mainstream Christianity.
cause i said so
Jehovah's Witnesses,, some Presbyterian churches, and various small groups.
There are quite a number of Baptist organizations today. The main governing distinctive of these churches is that they hold to the autonomy (independent rule) of the local church. Therefore some of the groups have organized because of location. Others have developed over controversy, as had happened in other groups considered as denominations: Presbyterians, Methodists, Lutherans, etc. For a further picture of much of the Baptists groups & churches, see the Related Link below: "What is the difference between Southern Baptists and other Baptists churches?" On that site also is resource below to a number of Related Links that reveal more about Baptist churches.
The phrase "mainstream church" usually refers to the main or major Christian groups of the world, such as the Roman Catholic or the Eastern Orthodox Church. The opposite is the lesser-known or obscure groups, sometimes referred to as cults or sects.
When the bible was written there were no church buildings, churches were groups of Christan believers and Paul wrote letters to these 'churches'.
Protestant churches, including but not limited to fundamentalist churches, supported National Prohibition, as did the Ku Klux Klan and many other groups.
Christianity began as a non-denominational group after the ascension of Christ. Since then, there have always been groups that have not been aligned to any of the formal denominations. Non-denominational churches have increased in the post war period as many become disillusioned with the mainstream denominations.
Groups 3 through 12.
Who said that just because you are a Christian means you have to date within your own race? There are more Christian people today dating other people who are outside of their racial group. Churches and social groups are accepting this form of dating more now than in years past.
There are a total of 2970 Seventh-day Adventist churches in Mexico. That is not counting smaller groups that meet for church.
There are over 11'000 Scientology churches, missions and groups worldwide. To find the closest one to you, you can use the "Scientology church locator" on the Scientology website. That is a map that shows you the location of all Scientology churches and missions.
Churches, unions, and corporations. Hope this helped(:
the Pentecostal Churches and the Mormons
The groups are referred to as Separatists (also known as Dissenters), including the Pilgrims and Puritans who travelled to form colonies in America.
In groups of Hindus Lord Brahma is considered the creator of mankind. While Lord Shiva is considered the creator of Lord Brahma.
False. A phylum is not composed only of groups of animals that look similar on the outside.
they promote particular policy positions
It depends on who they are opposing. Since the government of Egypt is in flux, the "opposition" today may become the "mainstream" tomorrow.
palestinian territories are occupied by israel.