Sadly… The Fastest Growing “Churches” in America Are Cults

This should motivate you to begin to spread the true Word of God! We need to reach the world with the Gospel, not let cults reach people with false doctrines. It goes to show that people are looking for truth (only to be shown error by the cults,) so we need to be out there evangelizing!

Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons Fastest-Growing ‘Churches’ in U.S.

“The two fastest-growing church bodies in the United States and Canada, according to a newly published report, are ones whose beliefs are known to conflict with traditional Christian teaching. Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, regarded by many Christians as cults, reported the largest membership increases in a year, according to the National Council of Churches’ 2008 Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches. Although Jehovah’s Witnesses currently rank 25th in size with over 1.06 million members, they reported a 2.25 percent increase in membership since the publication of the 2007 Yearbook. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – also known as the Mormon church – grew 1.56 percent and is listed by the NCC as the fourth largest ‘church.’ Notably, however, both Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Mormon church are not accepted within many Christian circles as part of the larger Body of Christ over a number of controversial beliefs that the two religions hold. Identification of the former religion as Christian, among other controversies, is debated largely due to their rejection of the Trinity, which most Christians regard as a fundamental doctrine. Latter-day Saints, meanwhile, are often criticized for their belief in ‘divine’ books of scripture, aside from the Bible, including the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price. Mormonism was formally listed under ‘cults and sects’ by the Southern Baptist Convention – the largest Protestant denomination in the nation – but was more recently categorized among ‘newly developed religions’ on the North American Mission Board apologetics page. Other bodies in the newly published top 25 largest churches list that reported membership increases include The Catholic Church with a 0.87 percent increase; the Southern Baptist Convention with a 0.22 percent increase; the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church with a 0.21 percent rise; and the Assemblies of God with a 0.19 percent growth.”

2 thoughts on “Sadly… The Fastest Growing “Churches” in America Are Cults

  • Yes, cults are and have been a problem for a long time. Just check out the headlines and you’ll find Al Kaeda, an Islamic fundamentalist cult. I never belonged to Jehovah’s Witnesses but I know people who have. I was a follower of the Way International, and the sexual, physical and spiritual abuse I suffered at their hands left its mark. It took me YEARS to regain my faith but tahnksfully I have. Only love and truth penetrate the thick facade of mind control. Keep loving….and writing.

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