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Why is Mormonism considered cult-like?

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The image people get in their minds when they hear the word "cult" is of a secretive evil group. The definition of the word "cult" is a group that worships a person or being. So by this definition, all religions are cults. The Mormon religion worships God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. Much of the reasoning the LDS Church (Mormon Church) has been labeled as such by certain groups and individuals is due to the fact that they believe in modern day revelation.

There is idolatry of their founder Joseph smith, a revered inner circle "the brethren", secrecy of management , financial evasiveness, dependency on temple endowments for salvation, special language, dogmatic doctrine, heresy , and god incapacity as they feel they are the only true church. These are the 10 criteria fora cult.

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