Christian Cult in California

A religious group that nobody wants to call a cult and nobody wants to call Christian is out wandering in the California wilderness.

Deputies searched a wide swath of Southern California early Sunday for a break-off religious sect of 13 people that included children as young as three and left behind letters indicating they were awaiting an apocalyptic event and would soon see Jesus and their dead relatives in heaven, authorities said.

“We’ve got a group here that’s practicing some orthodox and some unorthodox Christianity,” Parker said. “Obviously this falls under the unorthodox.”

Awaiting the second coming of Christ is not unorthodox, it’s the cornerstone of Christian belief. Leaving behind your family also falls well within orthodox Christian doctrine.

“If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple. Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.”
-Luke 14:26-27

They mostly likely would fall under the heading of “cult” since they do appear to have a single charismatic leader, but other than that, their beliefs appear to be quite Christian. They would be simply a Christian cult. No confusion there. So, why the confusion with the labeling? Simply because no one wants to be associated with groups that take their doctrine seriously. It’s only supposed to be mumbled on Sundays, you’re not actually supposed to believe it.

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