Signs of a Christian Cult

Introduction
Recently I was involved in any situation concerning a very close family member that had joined an organization that according to many Internet sources was a cult.

It was due to the love I have for this person that I invested a small amount of time into defining what the warning signs of a Christian cult were which also involved defining characteristics of a dysfunctional church.

The difference between the two is that the Christian cults, rather directly acknowledged or known by its leadership are Satanic; yet concerning a dysfunctional church, spiritual maturity may be the main problem; however if left unaddressed the dysfunctional church will evolve into a heretical cult.

It is amazing to me how many of what some once thought to be Orthodox organizations, movements, and denominations which 20 or 30 years ago I was aware were sliding down this road as unchristian at the least, and Antichrist at its worst; which today prove up those prior insights were correct.

It is the casualty of the track layer whose 1 percent off, where the frog and the boiling water syndrome, and a lack of in-depth biblical teaching leaves from what once appeared to be a Christian movement, to what is now recognized as a Christian cult.

A cult, which is correctly termed as a Christian cult; is an organization that claims to be Christian, yet does not teach Orthodox doctrine leading unto salvation, and accepted Biblical exegesis (the term occult refers to an openly anti-Christian satanic / daemonic organization).

In the simpler days the main groups of Christian cults were: Mormons, Jehovah’s Witness, and Church of Scientology; however currently it is unfortunate that the list has expanded way beyond the scope and time necessary to list them in this short essay.

The following list is what I came up with off the top of my head.

If anyone can think of any others signs or characteristics of a Christian cult, please leave them in the comments section.

It is unfortunate that this is an area that we must all stay up to-date on and aware of concerning our loved ones as Satan attempts through any and every opportunity to either divert the believer who is young or immature into ineffectiveness, sabotage the believer who is growing, or derail the older believer who is not well grounded in doctrine.

Warning Signs of Dysfunctional or Cultic Christian Groups
(If you must hide this from other members or leaders of the group – you are probably in one)

Structure
Progressive Isolation – Rather Direct or Indirect – the “We Are the Only Ones” Attitude is Displayed.

Communal Structure in Order to Control Individuals – Communal Living is Not Taught in the Bible.

A Lack of Individualism – Group Centered Is the Mantra – Though Person Centered is the Structure.

The Value of the Individual is Only Found in the Group – Self-Loathing is Emphasized, Directly or Indirectly.

Guilt and Shame are Reinforced – Shame of Who the Person is – Guilt for Fill in the Shame.

A Lack Autonomy – Not Free to Leave the Group – Everyone Else is Wrong.

Communal Sharing – Support Leadership Financially Either Directly or Indirectly.

Attempt to Isolate from Others – Rather Directly or Indirectly Especially Family or Friends.

Leadership
These Groups Are Only Leader Based – Leader Centered – Not Christ Centered.

Authority Seated in the Leader – As Opposed to Jesus Christ or the Word of God.

Leaders May Be Paranoid, Angry, Dictatorial, and Rigid (Though Not Necessary as Manipulation Takes Many Forms).

Patriarchal or Matriarchal – Centered on a Person (the Maypole Experience), Rather Than Centered on the person of Jesus Christ (watch how they use His name, is Jesus simply a prop to support what they say).

Dominant Dictatorial Leadership is Practiced – As Opposed to Jesus Type of Servitude.

The Leader is the Father and Knows Best – and is Not to be Questioned – Leadership is Abused.

Leaders Can Justify Their Own Behaviors – Those Same Behaviors Are Condemned in Others.

Rigid Structure – A pyramid structure to leadership – where the leader is the capstone.

Questions Are Considered a Lack of Faith – Blind Obedience is Viewed as Loyalty.

Doctrine
The Bible is Not the Rule or standard – The Interpretation of the Leader is the Basis for Teaching.

Minimal Listing of Scriptures Reference – The Teachings Are More like Talks than Expositional Presentations.

Vagueness concerning Doctrine – a Lack of Specificity concerning Orthodox Christian Doctrines.

God and the Bible never function in accordance with words such as: almost, nearly, sometimes, roughly, just about, occasionally.

When the Bible speaks of prophecy, it is exact; when God speaks His Will, it is specific; when man is given directions, they are precise.

False teachers need room to move around in order to distort the Word of God to say what they wanted it to say, this mandates hazy terminology and ambiguity.

 The normal understanding of Biblical words are distorted or changed; or a special spiritual translation is implied directly or indirectly.

It is paramount to Satan’s deception to change the meaning of words.

This also includes false teachers stating that what God’s Word says is figurative – not literal.

There are “Figures of Speech(which are specific terms and expressions readily identified) wherein the text identifies one of the 218 different figures that are being used for emphasis sake.

Figures of Speech” never disavow the literal meaning, and are only used to give precision to the literal, never making what is literal – figurative.

Figures of Speech” are always used for emphasis and clarity, never to change the meaning of a word to the opposite of what it is used (please see our essay on: “Rhetorical Figures of Speech ”).

God
The Term God, Which is Simply a Title for Deity is Mainly Used – As Opposed to the Name of Jesus Christ.

The Name Jesus is Spoken Minimally – Used As a Mantra – His Words Are Not Taught in Depth.

Ritualistic Worship is Practiced – Repetitive Chanting, Which Lacks Scriptural Basis or Reference.

The Bible is Simply a Tool Where Versus are References for Talks, Rather Than Biblical Teaching with Multiple Versus used to link together biblical doctrines.

God and the Bible Are used as Props – Rather Than the Center of Attention.

Your insights are appreciated.  bb

8 comments

  1. Im sorry you have had to deal with this within your own family, I know that must be terribly difficult. I cant say I have anything to add but will say I agree with all of your points. I have seen it happen, praise the Lord my faith is strong enough as to not be so curious as to examine it!! Nonni

    HAVE A VERY BLESSED EASTER ~~ HE IS RISEN!!~~

  2. Thanks – you too. bb

  3. Great post Brent, and happy resurrection day!

  4. Thanks Rocky, you too. bb

  5. Barbara Sullivan · ·

    I was wondering if I could share this information about the warning signs of a cult, and put a link back to this page, on You Tube? I recently ran into a Christian cult, (not the first time in my life), and would like to warn others about the dangers of a cult. I was shocked to find that this cult even had millions of dollars available to them. Not a good sign, and could be added to your list of warnings.
    Please let me know. Thank you for your words here, I pray Jesus will lead those who need to be awakened from the damage of a cult, to find these words to help awaken them from their deception.

  6. Barbara,

    Yes, please do. Anything we produce is available to the public (as long as it is not connected with advertising goals of commercial companies – spam), and can be reprinted – we prefer links. Thank you for your Christ-Like concern for others. I too have seen the effects of Christian cults having been raised in Southern California. One of my first teachers was Walter Martin, so I understand how the Devil uses these groups for his purposes. So please use this and anything you wish for God’s glory. Brent

  7. I am in a relationship with a man I believe is in a Christian cult. While not everything on your list is evident in his church, much of it is, including ultimate authority by the pastor, isolation, “only we are right”, little reference to Jesus Christ, focusing on Old Testament and difficulty leaving. Most of his family is involved in this church also. He is trying to break away but it is extremely hard. If you have any tips for breaking away from a cult, I would appreciate them. My email address is below. God bless!

  8. UPDATED

    Kay,
    Thank you very much for your comment and question. Concerning this immediate question I’m going to respond to you on the blog in case there is anyone else in the same type of situation (since we are not dealing with any specifics concerning your privacy).

    But if you wish please email me at my email address with specific questions or any other privacy related issues that we will discuss in emails only.

    The first issue I will address may not seem like the most important, but bear with me and I will explain.

    Whenever a pastor (understanding that the word “Pastor” is derived from the word “Shepherd,” and means one who leads sheep by feeding them, in this case the Word of God), takes himself from the place of being a teacher / leader, to the position of being a priest, he defies the New Testament authority given to him and violates God Scripture which states in 1 Timothy 2:5 states:

    for there is one God, and one mediator between God and man, the man Christ Jesus.”

    You see Kay, once a pastor seats authority in himself, he is lay the foundation where everything that is built upon it cannot be corrected based upon God’s Word.

    As we know in the Old Testament Levitical system of the priesthood, a man would represent God to the people, and the people to God; which is the meaning of what a priest does.

    Christ did not continue the priesthood within the apostolic church that he established.

    Pastors are not meant to be intercessors, they’re not meant to be our authorities over us to interpret God’s Word based upon their own authority; the problem is once this door is opened you have all kinds of devilish kinds of heresies that can be brought in to contaminate the sheep – this is how Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple in Guyana got started, as well as David Koresh of the Branch Davidians.

    Many times pastors that are attempting to usurp their authority over the believer will utilize Scriptures such as Ephesians 4:8, which states:

    And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers [in the Greek these 2 roles are tied together and conducted by the same person, you cannot separate a pastor from teaching; that is the definition of the Greek grammar in this sentence]; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ

    Some of these pastors that seat authority within themselves rather than God’s Word, will use this Scripture to state that they are supposed to be the ones that perfect the saints.

    However in the grammar it is not the pastoring teachers that are doing the perfecting, it is God that is using them as instruments for the Holy Spirit to do the perfecting of the saints, which is another way of saying maturing of the believers.

    This is why first Timothy 2:5 is important. Whenever a pastor tries to insist that he is the go-between for God and the believer, he violates this passage.

    You might want to look up the term, “the priesthood of the believer,” which concerns the doctrine that we no longer have an earthly priest between us and God, we now have Jesus, the one that died for us demonstrating His love for us as the One that we come to.

    Pastors are to help teach, what did Christ say to Peter, “feed my sheep” (John 21:16-17).

    This is a synonym for teaching the sheep God’s Word, yet it is God’s Word that holds the authority within the believer’s life, and holds authority over the church, and the pastor; not the pastor himself.

    I have seen some of these rogue pastors utilize Scriptures like Matthew 18:18, which states:

    Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven,” In an attempt to display their own authority.

    Yet they take this passage out of the context wherein Matthew 18:15 to 17, speaks about church discipline, not the power of the pastor.

    In fact if you notice that the progression that is to take place whenever Christian brothers has a dispute, the pastor is not even involved in the process, the final determination is made by “the church” as a whole, not the pastor.

    And the verses after this text, Matthew 1819-20 speaks about this binding being done by 2 or more on earth, not a pastor or any other ministerial figure.

    Read the passages for yourself, when it comes to authority the pastors not even involved.

    Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.
    Matthew 18:15 KJV

    But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.Matthew 18:16 KJV

    And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.
    Matthew 18:17 KJV

    Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heavenMatthew 18:18 KJV

    Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.Matthew 18:19 KJV

    For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.Matthew 18:20 KJV

    I will briefly discuss 2 other topics you brought up.

    Concerning the preeminence of Jesus, any pastor that doesn’t use the name of Jesus repeatedly; I find suspect. Ephesians 1:15-23 states:

    Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints, Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.”

    And concerning Christ preeminence and the value of the Old Testament Christ said in John 5:39:

    Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.”

    You see here that when Christ spoke about the Scriptures, none of the New Testament had been written so the only thing he could be referring to is the Old Testament.

    And what we don’t see in the Greek grammar is that this statement is in the imperative, meaning it is a command to search the Scriptures.

    This is Christ Himself demanding of His followers to search the Scriptures for it is those that speak about Him.

    As far as I am concerned anyone who doesn’t spend time in the Old Testament will never grow spiritually mature in the Lord.

    They can speak spiritually sounding dialogues, they can raise their hands and shout, they can run around the altar barking in the name of God or any other ridiculous supposed display of spiritual superiority, yet it is all just for show, and as phony as a 3 dollar bill.

    All the great men that have displayed their spirituality by putting others first, and dying to self, even dying as martyrs for Christ were in love with the Old Testament because everything God had man to write in the Old Testament is there for a reason – it’s to point to Jesus.

    This is what a teaching pastor is supposed to do.

    If you sit in a church that avoids the Old Testament and doesn’t seek to find Christ written was is in its pages, run away; they are violating what Christ said in the above Scripture, and many others such as 2 Timothy 3:16-17, which states:

    All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.”

    Again when this was written there was not a New Testament in circulation, though there were a few individual books, perhaps Mark and a few other Paulina epistles in circulation, but this passage deals with the Old Testament, especially when it says “all Scripture,” pointing out the importance of even the smallest Old Testament books – one of the minor prophets.

    Everything in God’s Word is there for a reason.

    God is exact in everything He does, His perfection demands it.

    There is no such thing as “almost” in connection with God.

    If he’s not exact then how can we trust Him or what you said, we couldn’t.

    This is why He has commanded for us to look in the Old Testament to see those things that pertain to Jesus Christ, how that the Bible is about Jesus Christ, and not us.

    It is Jesus that is paramount, and while the story involves salvation and redemption of man this is not the focus of attention, but the display of His graciousness and mercy to us.

    What I’ve done here is given you biblical reasoning that you need to examine concerning the church you are attending.

    You need to come to the sure conviction that this is not the place that God wants you to be.

    Once this is the case, then your questions are quite easily answered.

    Run away, several all ties; if certain family members are entangled with the church and refuse to leave or listen to what you had to say, shake the dust off your feet knowing you have declared the truth to them in love, and walk away.

    How much poison is too much poison.

    The longer you stay there, the more you will have to unlearn the things that you have been taught, the more you will have to have the Holy Spirit put you in harder situations like a vice clamp to listen what He has to say concerning God’s will in your life.

    I’m not saying this is easy, it’s very difficult; I know what it’s like to be on sides of this issue and it’s hard.

    Yet what is important is your relationship with Jesus Christ and your servitude to Him.

    You seem our ministry is preoccupied with 3 things, 1) the authority of the word of God, 2) the preeminence of Jesus Christ, and 3) an unwavering attention to true biblical faith – faith is what you will constantly here about on our teaching website and blog site.

    Yet do you know what faith is?

    Faith is obedience – you obey because you trust what God has said.

    We don’t obey for the sake of obey, we obey because we trust Him and know what He has said for us, is best for us.

    There can be a lot of people who think they’ve got a one way ticket to heaven, but may be surprised to find themselves standing naked before the Lord (1 Cor. 3:11-15); because everything they did was serving their own need in some manner.

    Their work in the church, their dedication to going to church, their listening and following a man who acts like a priest that should be a pastor; all because they were afraid to leave – yet they were not afraid of God.

    And the question will be asked, what did you do with what I gave you – what do each one of us do with the resources that God has given us – do we trust Him and live in faith and obedience because we know He’s right, or do we fear what men think of us and the rejection of others.

    If you come to the conclusion that this church isn’t the place that you need to be, the answer to your question is very easy to understand, yet hard to do – leave.

    Find a church where the pastor feeds the sheep God’s Word, all of God’s Word; and is so focused on the preeminence of Jesus Christ, that you hear that precious name so many times that there is no doubt that that man loves his Savior.

    A man who does not repeat the name of Christ often displays that he does not understand the depth of the forgiveness that is available to him, nor the preciousness of the sacrifice that freed him from hell; if he has really been freed to even begin with.

    One of the things I always look for in a preacher is how often does he say that precious name – because false prophets say it very rarely, it’s like it stings their tongue. Yet it is at this name that every knee will bow and every mouth will confess that he is Lord, God and Savior of the world.

    Kay, I will pray for you, and I ask you to pray for me – I woke up at 3 a.m. unable to sleep, yet it was this comment that I think I was awoken to address – there is no greater joy in this world, then understanding that in spite of what a wretch we are, that our gracious Lord and Savior would use us – how precious is our God that validates us no matter how unworthy we are, if we but put our faith and trust in Him.

    Thank you ever so much for your comment, and if you would like to correspond personally please use my email we can do so. Your brother in Christ, Brent

    Also see the following:

    http://faithbibleministries.wordpress.com/2012/07/02/how-to-deal-with-false-believers/

    http://faithbibleministries.wordpress.com/2012/09/30/sheep-and-wolves-2/

    http://faithbibleministries.wordpress.com/2012/08/18/the-leaven-of-the-pharisees-2/

    http://faithbibleministries.wordpress.com/2012/01/17/living-a-christian-life-within-an-unchristian-culture/

    Concerning the preeminence of Christ, a list the following Scriptures

    For the Christian, the first and primary rule of Biblical interpretation (hermeneutics) centers on the relationship of the Bible to Jesus Christ, in which Jesus must be placed in the center of every text (Eph_1:21-22), hence referred to as the preeminence (meaning: “above and beyond everything else in importance” – pre ["before"], eminent ["importance"]) of Jesus Christ (Heb_2:10), in both the Old and New Testaments, as Creator (Col_1:16) and Lord (Php_2:10); that is far and above fulfilling the Will of the Father in gaining a greater understanding of what God would communicate to us in His Word (Joh_8:28).

    “For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever” Rom_11:36

    As Jesus said of Himself in Joh_5:39,

    “you search the Scriptures for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they that speak of me.”

    Heb_10:7, which quotes Psa_40:7, which is a Messianic passage, states:

    “Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me.”

    It is these, among many other Scriptures that instruct us that the Scripture centers on the person of Jesus Christ, as the only begotten Son of the Father (2Pe_1:17). It is in understanding His preeminence (Rom_11:36) in fulfilling the Will of the Father, that allows the salvation of all of mankind (Heb_2:10), yet concerning salvation man is not the focus of attention, God is (1Pe_4:11); and it is Jesus Christ in which God reveals Himself to man (Joh_14:9), and Christ Jesus by whom God the Father is glorified (Col_3:17).

    Specifically concerning Christ preeminence, Col_1:16, states:

    “For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him”

    Concerning Christ and the law, Mat_5:18, states:

    “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled.”

    Concerning Jesus’ place in the Old Testament Scriptures, in Luk_24:27, Jesus states concerning Himself:

    “And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.”

    Again, Luk_24:44-47, speaks of Christ’s fulfillment in prophecy when it states:

    “And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. And He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures. Then He said to them, “Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, “and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem”

    Joh_1:1, states:

    “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”

    Joh_1:14, states:

    “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”

    Joh_1:29, states:

    “The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.”

    Joh_1:45, which states:

    “Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”

    Joh_5:46-47, states:

    “For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me. But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words”

    Joh_12:16, states:

    “His disciples did not understand these things at first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things were written about Him and that they had done these things to Him.”

    Joh_14:6, states:

    “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

    Joh_15:25, states:

    “But this happened that the word might be fulfilled which is written in their law, `They hated Me without a cause.”

    Joh_17:6-7, states:

    “I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word. (7) Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.”

    Act_1:16, states:

    “Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus.”

    Act_2:16-36, states:

    “But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; (17) And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: (18) And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: (19) And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: (20) The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come: (21) And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved. (22) Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know: (23) Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain: (24) Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it. (25) For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved: (26) Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope: (27) Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. (28) Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance. (29) Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day. (30) Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne; (31) He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption. (32) This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses. (33) Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear. (34) For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, (35) Until I make thy foes thy footstool. (36) Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.”

    Act_3:18, states:

    “But those things, which God before had shewed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled.”

    Act_8:35, states:

    “Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture [which was Isa_53:7], and preached unto him Jesus.”

    Act_10:43, states:

    “To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.”

    Act_13:27-37, states:

    “For those who dwell in Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they did not know Him, nor even the voices of the Prophets which are read every Sabbath, have fulfilled them in condemning Him. And though they found no cause for death in Him, they asked Pilate that He should be put to death. Now when they had fulfilled all that was written concerning Him, they took Him down from the tree and laid Him in a tomb. But God raised Him from the dead. He was seen for many days by those who came up with Him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are His witnesses to the people. And we declare to you glad tidings that promise which was made to the fathers. God has fulfilled this for us their children, in that He has raised up Jesus. As it is also written in the second Psalm: `You are My Son, today I have begotten You.’ And that He raised Him from the dead, no more to return to corruption, He has spoken thus: `I will give you the sure mercies of David.’ Therefore He also says in another Psalm: `You will not allow Your Holy One to see corruption.’ For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell asleep, was buried with his fathers, and saw corruption; but He whom God raised up saw no corruption.”

    Act_26:22-23, states:

    “Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come: That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should shew light unto the people, and to the Gentiles.”

    Act_28:23, states:

    “And when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him into his lodging; to whom he expounded and testified the kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of the law of Moses, and out of the prophets, from morning till evening”

    Rom_1:1-3, states:

    “Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of God which He promised before through His prophets in the Holy Scriptures, concerning His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who was born of the seed of David according to the flesh, and declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead. ”

    Heb_1:1-3, states:

    “In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.”

    Heb_4:13, states:

    “Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do”

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