Cults, the Occult, & World Religions
As believers in Jesus Christ, we firmly believe what is taught in Acts 4:12 - “And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” That Name, which is above all other names and belief systems, is Jesus Christ, the only Way to be saved (cf. John 14:6). Today, we find ourselves in what sociologist Peter Jones calls a “post-secular” society, meaning the majority of the world’s population, including that of the US, claims to be “spiritual” in some sense, whether people adhere to one of the world’s major religions, or practice witchcraft or paganism in its various forms, or they are involved in a cult (though they would not call their organizations by that name). Many even are engaged in various forms of the occult.
How do we reach them with the Gospel, proclaiming to them that one and only Name by which we all can be saved? In an attempt to do just that, we have provided resources on many of the world religions, cults, and occult practices which are all around us. Coupled with prayer, please inform yourselves of what your friends, neighbors, co-workers, and perhaps even what some of your family members believe, so that you may clearly and intelligently engage in a Gospel-centered, Gospel-driven conversation with them.