R&B singer R Kelly flat out denies allegations he’s holding young women in an “abusive cult” that brainwashes women. Kelly’s attorney is working “diligently and forcibly to pursue his accusers and clear his name.”
I won’t accuse or defend Kelly. I will use this opportunity to dive into the world of Christian cults.
I’d highly recommend heading over to Mike Bickle’s teaching library and listening to the message for yourself. I’ve summarized the points of “How to Recognize Cults: 7 Characteristics” below in order to get the message out to more people. When I first heard Mike’s teaching on Christian cults, it really opened my eyes. I pray this will open your eyes, too.
Seven Characteristics of a Cult
Bickle defines a cult as, “a group that deviates from the doctrines and practices of historic Christianity and has an inordinate loyalty to one leader, whose beliefs are not found in Scripture (as affirmed by historic Christianity).
Cult leaders, or false teachers, often believe that they alone possess the truth. If a group displays even one of these seven characteristics, they are a cult or have cultish tendencies.” Here are the seven characteristics of a cult as Bickle outlined them:
It’s witchcraft season. That’s how I describe a period of time when witchcraft it coming fast and furious to attack the minds and bodies of believers.
But the kind of witchcraft Donald Trump is facing carries a different spiritual dynamic than Mary worship. Witches, Satanists and occultists bragged about a Sunday midnight gathering at which they cursed President Donald Trump, according to WND.
Specifically, they gathered under a crescent moon in front of the Trump Tower to cast a “binding spell” on the president during a mass ritual. And so the spiritual battle continues.
It’s a shocking admission—or maybe it’s not.
As part of her appearance at a Human Rights Campaign annual gala dinner in Los Angeles, pop singer Katy Perry shared with the masses that she entered into sexual perversion as a Christian youth.
The 32-year-old was there to accept the National Equity Award and revealed she spent her youth trying to “pray the gay away at Jesus camps.”
As an adult, she grew famous with her hit “I Kissed a Girl,” and told the audience that was just part of what she did while being raised in the Christian home of two pastors.
A coordinated witchcraft attack against Donald Trump? I got a call on Thursday afternoon from Dave Kubal, president of Intercessors for America, that demanded my attention.
With urgency in his voice, Kubal explained about a worldwide call for witches—and those willing to attempt witchcraft for the first time—to cast a spell harming Donald Trump.
According to IFA, the ritual is to be done at the stroke of midnight on waning crescent moon ritual days, which are February 24th (midnight, Friday evening), March 26th, April 24th, May 23rd, June 21st (especially important as it is the summer solstice) etc. until Trump leaves office.
Another month, another conspiracy theorist claiming the end of the world is coming.
You may be rolling your eyes right now, but the reality is scads of unsuspecting people are buying into this bombastic banter. We need to pray for more discernment in the body of Christ. When the world witnesses this goofy manifestation of the “prophetic,” it makes genuine prophets seem illegitimate.
Let’s debunk these false prophetic utterances before we pray:
Paula White is set to pray with President Donald Trump at the inauguration. But she’s coming under massive verbal persecution in the days leading up to the big event. The following is White’s response:
In recent days, I have read a great deal of false information being reported about me, my theology and my past. I have been called a heretic, an apostate, an adulterer, a charlatan, and an addict. It has been falsely reported that I once filed for bankruptcy and—my personal favorite—that I deny the Trinity!
I have hesitated to even address such patently false accusations about my personal life and my beliefs so as to not dignify them with a response, but since these comments pose a potential distraction to an otherwise celebratory and historic time in our country, I would like to set the record straight in the hope of returning our collective attention to what’s most important.
Known for her perverse and even Satanic performances, 58-year-old Madonna this weekend denounced the nation that made her an international superstar.
During a fundraiser for the African nation of Malawi at Art Basel, the nation in which her 11-year-old adopted son David was born, Madonna went ballistic on America and its president-elect. Specifically, she announced she’s ashamed of how our government as treated Native Americans.
"It just really makes me feel ashamed, ashamed to be an American, ashamed to be a human being really," the Associated Press reported her as saying.
Madonna is also ashamed of Donald Trump. She displayed photos of billionaire businessman-turned-politician on the big screen at her concert while singing a rendition of Britney Spears’ 2003 hit song “Toxic.” The not-so-subliminal message: Trump is toxic.
I agree that what the American government did—breaking every covenant we inked with the Native Americans—is absolutely shameful. I agree that many of Trump’s actions have been tremendously “toxic.”
Kim Clement went home to be with the Lord Thanksgiving week. Now, many are giving thanks for the prophetic worshipper.
Clement had experienced health issues, including a brain bleed, for more than a year before his untimely death. He was 60.
“Kim and Jane have been our close friends for over two decades, and our lives and ministries seemed at times intertwined,” said TBN’s Matt Crouch. “Kim revealed profound biblical truths with his unique style of prophetic teaching and worship—truths and revelations that have literally helped shape our ministry and our future. Today Kim is with his beloved Jesus. And while Heaven is a richer place, he will surely be missed by all of us who were impacted by his ministry and friendship."
Kim Clement has gone home to be with the Lord.
The prophetic worshipper has been health issues, including a brain bleed, for over a year. Last December, he suffered a brain aneurysm doctors said was likely caused by an infection in the heart. The family issued a statement on the sad loss.
Bill Johnson, the senior leader at Bethel, is speaking out today after massive backlash for his statements on voting for Trump. I can relate, at least on a smaller level, to what he is dealing with.
After writing two articles that didn’t even mention Trump—Prophecy: On Election Day, a Kingdom Will be Toppled and Prophecy: After Wicked Kingdom Topped—Jezebel Curse Broken Off America—I was called a racist, told I was mentally ill, and it was suggested more than once that I should spend eternity in hell. I’m grateful to those like Alveda King who stood with me during a rough week of curses, witchcraft, slander, accusations and more.
I’ve included Bill’s statement in its entirety below. Saints, I appeal to you to pursue love and peace. A house divided cannot stand (Mark 3:25) and the devil is trying to divide us so he can advance his wicked agenda in the midst of the strife. Please, let’s put an end to this now.