How would you define a cult? My personal definition prior to doing any sort of research was a group of people that have a leader that they are controlled by. Never in my life did I think that I could have grown up in one!! I recently began reading a book called “Cults Inside Out: How People Get In and Can Get Out” by Rick Ross. The church that I was brought up going to, The General Assembly and Church of the Firstborn is mentioned in this book!! WHOAH!! The actual definition of a cult is “a small religious group that is not part of a larger and more accepted religion and that has beliefs regarded by many people as extreme or dangerous.” According to Merriam Webster.
This is hard for me to get a grasp on. It kind of explains a lot though….. Not getting medical attention when needed as a child, not reporting people who sexually abuse…. There is probably more I don’t know about though now that look at the situation.
In the above noted book is where I found the bible verse that the church uses for their excuse for not going to doctors, James 5:12-16.
Feeling overwhelmed and needed to vent….