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Janja Lalich: Why Do People Join Cults? (Videos)

Sunday, June 18, 2017 6:43
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(N.Morgan) - Wikipedia defines a cult as: the term cult usually refers to a social group defined by its religious, spiritual, or philosophical beliefs, or its common interest in a particular personality, object or goal. 

However, that definition leaves out the more sinister side to cults, in which the members are abused and isolated from family and friends, all their assets are taken and the victims are brainwashed into accepting abusive treatment as being part of a particular religion or spiritualism.

Some of the more well known and tragic cults like Heaven’s Gate and Jonestown ended in mass suicides and are examples of how completely people are dedicated to these cults. 

What drives people to give up their free will and lives to follow these fanatic and charismatic leaders?

WARNING: GRAPHIC! Jonestown Mass Suicide Tape (Full Recording)

An audio recording made on November 18, 1978, at the People’s Temple compound in Jonestown, Guyana immediately preceding and during the mass suicide and murder of over 900 members of the cult. 

Heaven’s Gate Documentary

This documentary focuses on Heaven’s Gate cult and their mass suicide in 1997. Being led by Marshall Applewhite, Heaven’s Gate cult members believed that their souls would ascend to a spaceship following comet Hale-Bopp and would thereafter be given new bodies. The group members committed mass suicide in their Rancho Santa Fe mansion.

A media circus followed the discovery of their bodies. In the aftermath, commentators and academics discussed how Applewhite persuaded people to follow his commands, including suicide. Some commentators attributed his followers’ willingness to commit suicide to his skill as a manipulator, while others argued that their willingness was due to their faith in the narrative that he constructed.

Currently, there are thousands of cults globally. 

In the video below, Janja Lalich discusses how cults recruit and manipulate their members into giving up everything in the name of the cult and what exactly differentiates cults from other groups.

Why do people join cults?

References:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsooa4yRKGN_zEE8iknghZA

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cult

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonestown

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqLXDoyPnPzwnh4V_wJCm5w

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKnTBWhjasWnma6PWIMDckQ

http://io9.gizmodo.com/the-5-scariest-cults-in-modern-history-1733521100

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  • seataka

    Jana Lalich’s work helped me with recovery from $cientology.

    I kept going, wanting to learn how the trick was done… and discovered some frightening fundamentals, that undercut the Orwellianized explanations of academic clinical psychology.

    You might find this material helpful.
    https://arnielerma.wordpress.com/#deprogramming

    • Sean

      325 Recommend CONtributor + 13 Recommend Story

      Cult – Merriam Webster

      She has developed a cult following.

      • Sulletje

        Do you even know it’s a she?

  • Boo

    Seriously low self esteem and believe everyone else is better then you. So you’ll get in line and join whatever knucklehead group passes your way, because you believe they have something you don’t. They do if you join them … a better line of bull then you to the point you’ve convinced yourself your a moron.

    • seataka

      Sorry, you are WRONG based on real science not pop fallacy. You are not STUPID, merely IGNORANT.
      Have a pleasant day, PS: David Miscavige is a dwarf

      https://arnielerma.wordpress.com/2017/06/02/only-fools-fall-for-scientology/

      “Contrary to general belief, it has been my experience that the more intelligent the subject, the easier it is to induce hypnosis” Ralph Slater, Stage Hypnotist,

      • Boo

        seataka … There’s always a first time for everything. I may not always be right, but I’m never wrong. And yes it’s pretty simple, people join cults because they have low self esteem. If they are honest they will tell you they believe this other guy has a better grasp on life then they do. They follow him/her because they think some other person, with their own set of strange peccadilloes, has the answers to the meaning of life.
        In truth that person only has the answers to whatever version of life they give meaning to.
        Following someone off a cliff works out about the same in the end. Your left flattened, broken and asking yourself the same question that started you off on the quest in the first place … “Why?”

  • Paralambano

    There is that element in some of low self esteem and wanting to belong to something in many, though I believe that’s more prevalent in the Jonestown situation. I’ve long believe what makes most gravitate to the cults, including people with self esteem way too high, is cults lead people to believe they’re special, above those common Christians, the “chosen few” of some unique knowledge you just don’t find in a plethora of mainstream, Bible believing churches, don’t see their religion being at odds with, in the case of “Christian” cults, scripture of Christianity (which I know more about than Jonestown or other religious situations), rather prefer the lies of the extra-Biblical false prophets that make their group unique, therefore, ostensibly, above all others. The Scribes and Pharisees of the New Testament were, many, such elitists, the most “churched” and exalted of their day, in their own eyes, and those the Lord Jesus had the most scorn for, Luke 18:10-14. You can get so caught up in the trappings of fake religion, going through its motions, you don’t really think you even need God, as long as you’re towing the cult line. The Scribes and Pharisees not only didn’t recognize their very God of Israel, Jesus Christ, but hated Him, with a passion to murder Him, murder God!

    In any event, I think the bottom line with most is ego, feeling elite, empowered with secret knowledge, pretty much the same as a rock star likes to strut. It isn’t well received, by the unrepentant, we are filthy sinners, outside of Christ, like stupid, brute beasts, to the man, children of the devil, even our righteousness filthy rags, that all we can do is get off our high horse and fall on our faces before holy God, repent, ask His mercy and receive the Lord Jesus, with a sole faith in something, Somebody, we don’t control. (Vain man is a natural control freak.) Even after salvation, you always know you’re just someone saved by the grace of the Lord, His work, that, in fact, we have nothing to boast over, no religious bag of tricks that can save any of us. That’s way too much for the heavy ego of many the unregenerate man to take. So, he must replace the Creator with the creature, like Satan, man rises to the thrown of God, Isaiah 14:12-15, same old lie of the Garden, that man can be like God, in a sense of equality, by his own devices, even despite God, Genesis 3:3-5.

    Romans 1

    21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
    22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
    23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
    24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
    25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

    I also believe fear is at the heart of a lot, that people fear not believing they are in control, to the point of rejecting anything so scary as any force majeure that yanks their Peanuts blanket of false security in themselves and their own means. Doing some religious 1-2-3 checklist, that assures that false sense of control, is that Peanut’s blanket. Get people to believe there’s not salvation, outside the cult, and they can make real slaves of people, in worse shape than they were, before the cult, and near impossible for many to emerge from. It’s a serious, dangerous thing, cults, which are very much like Satan, offering the forbidden fruit that first fascinates, then assassinates. The whores of religion.

  • goastdale

    123’s of true Christianity v popular & damnable heresies
    1Cor 13:2. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not LOVE (Agape), I am nothing. 3. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and have not LOVE (Agape), it profiteth me nothing…….2Thess 2:10..because they received not THE LOVE (Agape)of the truth, that they might be saved. 11. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
    #1 “ONE” not triune: ……Mark 12:28…Which is the first commandment of all? 29. …Hear, O Israel; THE LORD OUR GOD IS ONE LORD: 30. And ………..this is the first commandment….. 31. And the second is…..
    JESUS IS GOD AND IS THE FULLFILMENT OF ALL THE LAW AND PROPHETS SO IF YOU CAN’T GET THIS “FIRST OF ALL COMMANDMENTS” RIGHT, ALL THE REST OF YOUR “FAITH” AND PREACHING ON LOVE & SIN IS MOOT

    PART 4 & 5 HOW MANY GODS ARE THERE FOR THE ONE GOD TO TALK TO?? Who was Jesus praying to??!?…. The real question should be … How does having multiple different persons keep this one God/being/entity from praying to himself?! (The trinitarian “schizophrenic” “god-head”) The Trinitarians want to have their cake and eat it too as the saying goes. On the one hand they need to say they only worship one indivisible God being/ entity but on the other hand they feel the need for some reason to keep Jesus or God from praying and talking to himself by dividing him up into different persons!?! It never occurs to them that that since there is only one indivisible God to pray too and Jesus is that indivisible God come in the flesh that he would need to talk to himself as to show us how to live, suffer, pray and die for our/ flesh) benefit not his!?!….. So while Trinitarians are quick to complain that God was not talking to himself at Christ baptism or in Gen “let us” they ignore the logical demands of their own theology! If Jesus is the ONE GOD in flesh and the Father is the SAME ONE GOD in heaven then Trinitarianism demands THE ONE GOD is talking to HIMSELF the same “being”! Claiming that God is multiple different persons as the reason for why God is not talking to himself (because God is three different “selfs”) only demonstrates that what they really worship is in fact not a ONE GOD who talks to himself but three different god “selfs”/ and they all talk to each other! When they speak about who God was talking and praying to, they are quick to say “the other person, NOT HIMSELF!” But if you ask them how many gods do they pray to then they will say “ONLY ONE”!?! They expect you to believe that those three different persons are THE ONE GOD-BEING” which is like calling three different cars “THE ONE VEHICLE” (they are text book examples of prov 26:12)

    PART 6: THE ANTI CHRIST….WHERE? WHERE?….EVERYWHERE!!! …..IT”S YOU O TRINITARIAN!

    “WHO” it was (what person) that came “IN THE FLESH”, IS THE DETERMINING FACTOR IN WHAT IT MEANS TO BE “ANT-CHRIST”! Even Islam claims Jesus was the Jewish messiah/Christ who was to come in the flesh) they all deny “WHO” it was (what person) that came (to be the Christ) in the flesh!?!…….To deny the father is to deny the son because they are one and the same person that came in the flesh! https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/part-6-anti-christ-where-everywhere-allen-daves?trk=mp-reader-card

    JOHN 14: 8-20 where Christ specifically identifies himself (his person as the person of both the father and the HS; the only distinction is in “location” and “method of manifestation” …….Note Isaiah 9:6. For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: …: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, … the everlasting Father ….The son, father/Holy Spirit are all the same person, NOT like two different persons working together even as “one flesh” ….The “oneness” between Christ and the father is not comparable to a man & his wife, for only a fool would say “When you have seen me you have seen my wife, how sayest thou then, Shew us your wife?” Notice they asked to see THE FATHER and the response was Jn 14:9 ..“HAVE I BEEN SO LONG time with you, and yet hast THOU NOT KNOW ME, Philip…..Now image some fool trying to claim that statement if you asked to see his wife!?!!? You want to see the FATHER but have I been with you but you don’t know me!?!?!

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    Jn 14 continued….…………..17. Even THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH; (Jn 14:6 I AM the way, THE TRUTH,) whom the world cannot receive, .. for HE DEWLLETH WITH YOU, (present tense/standing next to them in the flesh) and SHALL BE IN YOU… (future tense “In them”) 18. I will not leave you comfortless: I WILL COME TO YOU (future tense “In them”) Note: The spirit of Christ is the sprit of God and the holy spirit that is why Christ said “I will come to you” (to comfort them, because Christ is the comforter). The spirit was standing next to them in flesh… ….latter it would come to them to be inside of them (inside of their flesh as the spirit we are given)…..that is why. he would send the spirit…… However, Jesus himself here makes the point that the same person who was the HOLY SPIRIT that would come was standing next to them but lets them know “I will come to you again to be Inside of you”

    The whole point to Gal 3:20.a mediator is NOT A MEDIATOR OF ONE, (HEIS) but GOD IS ONE. (HEIS) again, point blank, identifies the number of persons of God! The “but” points out the contrast between multiple persons in a mediation party v the “one” of God. God is not like a mediation party with multiple different persons. …..”the express image of his person” ( the person of God; singular not plural).Any attempt to lay claim otherwise is willful ignorance and delusional nonsense https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/part-1-echadechadmy-godgod-echad-allen-daves?trk=mp-reader-card

    NOTE: don’t be that one in prov 26:12 over my use of the word “fool” here prov 18:13 (https://www.scribd.com/presentation/322007258/Fools ) “But but, the gospel of John…the Gospel of John …look look…” which is quite ironic since the gospel of John does not leave ANY room for multiple different persons of Jesus and father. However the gospel of John does leave a few verses that facilitate God’s promise in 2 Thess 2:11/ Isaiah 66:4 (take note of “HAND” in verse 2,14..You just can’t make this stuff up…God is surely laughing at these fools; Ps 2:1&4)

    TRINITARIANS CONFESS JESUS /THEY ARE NOT POLYTHEIST BUT ARE MONOTHEIST LIKE A LIAR & THIEF WHO “CONFESS” THEY DO NOT LIE OR STEAL The simple fact is that just because you confess or deny that you are in an adulterous relationship and denounce all forms of adultery has nothing to do with whether or not it is in fact adulterous! .. …A rose by any other name is still just a rose AND calling it a water lily does not change the definition of what a water Lilly or a rose is either!…No, Trinitarians confess & preach literally …”ANOTHER JESUS” 2 Cor 11:4

    https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/part-2-pgs-91-101-chapter-eight-lets-talk-us-allen-daves?trk=mp-reader-card

    - Like a thief in your house caught stealing your things insisting he was not there stealing “I CONFESS I am NOT stealing”. You just do not “properly understand” what he is doing/saying. Further, since you never had a “proper understanding” of what he is doing/saying you have no business accusing him since you do not even know what you are talking about in the first place. It is with and in your own ignorance that you base your “false accusations” & “ad homonym attacks” against him…… Ridiculous of course it is ……2Thess 2:11; Titus 1:16; 2Tim 3:5;

    - A Favorite tool for pathological liars is to use incongruent definitions or create oxymorons out of synonyms such as “a person” and “a being” so as to claim that your god is THREE DIFFERENT PERSONS but ONLY ONE BEING: Which is (1) no different then trying to claim that “THREE DIFFERENT CARS” is “THE ONE VEHICLE” (2) blatant demonstration of the dishonesty & sorcery these children of hell will employ with “a strait face” (which is in part what it means to be a pathological liar)
    ……but, ah i remember how this game is played… “God is three in one” (or 1in 3 or 3in one et al) should have given you a hint, harking back to Satan in The garden…God said you will die…Satan comes along and states no you will be more WISE……today .God said He is one; but Satan’s children come along and say no three is more WISE and humble in the face of God’s grandeur only “a mystery” that can be understood “in faith”. God uses head and right arm to explain the distinctions between father and son.. However, the Trinitarian heretics say to the effect: “NO, that is just a figure of speech, or that is not what God really means. What God is really saying is that God is three different persons”. Fools, hypocrites and blind guides, God said he was One and by your traditions and vain imaginations have taken the words of God and made them of no effect, refashioning God into your image!

    You can download the complete FREE book from
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    http://www.globethics.net/gtl/10920799 THE TRINITY HERESY

    https://www.linkedin.com/today/author/0_0wXAPxHFpV6o3_6erj3ZFe?trk=prof-sm

    #2 SECOND COMING Thou Fool! “I come quickly” so “Hold fast
    till i come”… NOT …“in another 2000 yrs I might be coming soon any time now, so hold fast”!?! …those that deny the second coming of Christ in the war of AD70 are practicing a damnable heresy in denying the lord that bought them ( 2Peter 2:1-2 ;2Tim 4:8/ you cant love an appearing you deny& the context is the 2nd coming not the first)… Mat 7:23..”I NEVER KNEW YOU” …..Mat 10:33. But whosoever shall deny me before men……..sound familiar?…. If I said I am coming to your house in this generation when these things happen but no one knows the day or hour what fool would think I might be coming in 2000 years latter!?!? ..2 Tim 4: 4. And
    they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be TURNED UNTO FABLES.
    2Thess 2: 11. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12. That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

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    #3 There is a sharp contrast between THREE groups :

    (1) “PREDESTINED DAMNED” who were NEVER written in the book of life ………..Rev 17: 8 WHOSE NAMES WERE NOT WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF LIFE FROM THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD, …as contrasted …EPH 1: 4. According as he hath CHOSEN US in him BEFORE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD

    (2) “MANY CALLED”= ONLY and ALL SAINTS (those who come to Christ) are written in the book of life … Philippians 4:3… ……Rev 21:27; (Only saints are Called and elect; Rom 1:6-7 et al) This is THE CHRUCH and ONLY these can have their names blotted out of the book of life ….….Heb 12:23 to the general assembly and CHURCH of the firstborn … WHICH ………are WRITTEN in heaven,

    (3) THE FEW CHOSEN: Those saints who were alive in group #2 who are now physically dead. They died “faithful” these are the FEW that were chosen faithful…….Rev 3:5. ……; and I
    will not BLOT OUT HIS NAME OUT OF THE BOOK OF LIFE, (Ps 69:28) …. These are the FEW that are CHOSEN and now that they have died and are saved then “once saved THEY CAN NEVER BE LOST”

    Predestination….its true..its all true…download here

    https://www.scribd.com/doc/306868420/Most-True-Christians-Go-to-Hell

    http://www.globethics.net/gtl/10920800 Most true Christians go to hell

    https://www.academia.edu/25217564/Most_True_Christains_Go_to_Hell

  • Pink Slime

    Hello Angle#3,

    Charlie here. Good report. You started FIRST by defining what a “cult” is. However, you left out “extreme”, “false”, “exaggerated”, in other dictionary definitions. You got your definition from Wickedpedia, a somewhat liberal organization and one must be careful of their “watered” down interpretation and must never rely on them for the “definitive” answers.

    They are only good for quick rudimentary searches and not the definitive authority. Going to have to deduct some doughnuts. :lol: :lol:

    But you also fail to mention what or who this article is for. Why it was necessary to talk about it? Since the real cult societies would call you one (if conservative or heaven forbid you voted for Trump!). Going to have to deduct some more doughnuts.

    Signed,

    Charlie (Total allocation this week? 6 doughnuts) :cry: :cry: <- :lol:

  • Man

    what is the difference between a cult a a religion?

    The number of people joining it.

    The stuff they teach is the same BS

    • Pink Slime

      What cult, er religion taught you that? :lol:

  • TheJeffness

    do none of you see how viewcounts for nearly every post are being throttled back….actually go to any section, look at the dates…look how many little stories are being posted. People think they are being posted, but they are being shadowbanned…..the viewcounts they have are fake, nobody is seeing their content. Only a select few are being allowed to get thru….be very very careful in coming days of what you believe on the internet. Alex Jones is up, and pretty much any story that puts the blames on liberals. They are trying to create a political genocide. ALL COMMENT SECTIONS ON NEARLY EVERY MAJOR NEWSMEdiA WEBSITE HAVE VANISHED in the past WEEK or DAY….LIKE THE ENTIRE COMMENT SECTIONS. Someone has gained control of the internet, and is trying to manipulate the public…..I dont even know if this comment will get thru, it shows it does, but only to me…Dont blame those first off whose information gets through, they might not know, they just allow people to post who they can use….they may not even know! Trump has believed in enough conspiracy theories, that he finally found one that is true….Sean Hannity, someone I hated, convinced him of the deep state within the government…dont blame liberals, dont blame conservatives…this is deep within the millitary, they control all major newsmedia and it appears they have the ability to manipulate nearly every website…even this one. Be very very careful of the assumptions you make….speak the same way everyone around you is speaking so you dont get slain…if you live in a very conservative area act conservative, if you live in a very liberal area act like a liberal. I hope to god this is just because of that attack in Britain….they might just be afraid of a muslim uprising, but I doubt it because they are tabloidisizing it. This may be the last time any of you read a comment that is authentic and not from a bot or someone who is brainwashed.

    If you have been on BIN long enough, look at the extremely low numbers of articles being posted, look at the extremely low viewcounts on articles, except for just a few like this. Go to youtube, look up conspiracy or anything that isnt stupid, show for past hour…nothing…or just videos with 0 or 1 views. This is happening now, it started 12 hours ago and really accelerated in the middle of the night. Donald Trump might be dead, who knows…millitary coup could be in process….this information is not making it out, because they control nearly every aspect of the media as a whole. DO NOT BLAME EACHOTHER…ITS A VAST MANIPULATION. I hope this gets through, I dont know though…appears it does, and might even get response…but could be a bot as well….BE VERY VERY CAREFUl. HAVE LOVE AND COMPASSION FOR ALL!

    • Man

      cult like tendencies here on BIN? what ? never! everyone knows that Trump is draining the swamp and making America great again! But the deep state is against them !

  • 2QIK4U

    This is where rockstar invented the epsilon foundation. It’s a mixture of these guys and also Hubbert whose still got Tom Cruise brainwashed.

  • Truthseeker

    When the Beast receives power from Satan and is given control of all the nations in this world and the False Prophet as vicar of an existing world wide “Christian” church “rides the Beast” it will be a cult on steroids.

    The Beast will be many times more “charismatic” then Hitler, the entire world worships the Beast.

    All the gentile nations of this world will turn to fight Jesus Christ when HE returns — that is serious control.

    the remnant of the nations of The House of Israel and the House of Judah will be be taken into captivity when the Beast is given this great power. The remnant of both Houses will be shipped around the world as slave labor for the gentile nations.

  • goastdale

    Even Islamic theology is waiting for the second coming of Christ but this is also how we know slam dunk that Muhammad was a false teacher…just like most “bible teaching Christians”…….THE SECOND COMING Thou Fool! “I come quickly” so “Hold fast till i come”… NOT …“in another 2000 yrs I might be coming soon any time now, so hold fast”!?! …those that deny the second coming of Christ in that first generation are practicing a damnable heresy in denying the lord that bought them ( 2Peter 2:1-2 ;2Tim 4:8)…….Mat 7:23..”I NEVER KNEW YOU” …..Mat 10:33. But whosoever shall deny me before men……..sound familiar?…. ……. If I said I am coming to your house in this generation when these things happen but no one knows the day or hour what fool would think I might be coming in 2000 years latter!?!? ..2 Tim 4: 4. And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be TURNED UNTO FABLES……. It is a biblical fact according to the bibles own figures that last days are the last 70 years of the number of years between BC596…to AD70 = 666 yrs the period of time outlined once as a MAN and once as a BEAST in Daniel Ch 2 & 7 respectively .as the time the 7 fold (7 seals/trumps vials) curse of the law of Moses was poured out on the physical seed of Israel purified until only a spiritual seed was left…

    Gal 1: 8. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.

    The book of Revelation offers us an interesting Theological dilemma. It states Rev 22:16. I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. Revelation also states it is “the true sayings” of Jesus and that it is “the testimony of Christ”. If this is not “the gospel of Jesus Christ” then what is it and should we consider it accursed testimony of an angel? If it is not to be considered accursed, then it cannot be some other gospel message then what was already given previously. However, this is the conundrum, for if this is the gospel message, then why do so few understand it? There is a possibility which few consider but is the overall thesis of this apology. The reason people don’t understand revelation is because they never understood what the gospel message was in the first place! In that case, where does that put those who claim it is not essential for salvation? Do you not find it quite curious that the most “Personally” given NT book By Jesus himself, is the least understood and given the least importance for Salvation in Christendom?….There are numerous preachers and bible exegetes but as Paul said “… I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge” . Most who profess the name of Christ are feeding on doctrines of devils and the ignorant.. There are, without question, many “qualified” teachers and scholars with many years of “dedication” and “solid education”. However, teachers, no matter how well lettered or numbered in degrees; if obtained from others; who are just as equally ignorant in such matters, are just “ blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.”………………

    Revelation the First Gospel of the Kingdom
    978-1-4907-0590-3 (ISBN)

    Those looking for a physical return of Christ and your physical body to “leave the dirt” resurrected (1Cor 15:36-37) you are carnal mined & or living in prov 26:12

    DAY OF THE LORD”/ YEAR OF THE LORD – does NOT last for 24 hours!?!..Also means the day of resurrection & judgment do not last for one hour or one day either! They only begin (NOT END) in a certain hour & on a certain 24 hour day ….”SUN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS to arise”…..NOT..”come & get (your new resurrected body) it while it is still hot, only 24 hours of solar power left”!?!

    https://www.scribd.com/doc/308485609/Day-of-Lord-Not-24-Hours-I-Come-Quickly

    The second coming took place already and Christ promised that only HIS PEOPLE would see him ….John 14:19. Yet a little while, and THE WORLD SEETH ME NO MORE;….. [2 Cor 5:16 Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ AFTER THE FLESH, yet NOW HENCEFORTH KNOW WE HIM NO MORE….(here the Context of John 14 is his second coming)…..continued…..but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. 20. AT THAT DAY .. 21. He that hath my commandments, and KEEPETH THEM, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and WILL MANIFEST MYSELF TO HIM……(again taking note “as he is” or 1Jn 3:2)

    22. Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, HOW IS IT THAT THOU WILT MANIFEST THYSELF UNTO US AND NOT UNTO THE WORLD? 23. Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, HE WILL KEEP MY WORDS: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.( Rev 3:20) 24. He that loveth me not.. (1Cor 16:22)…. KEEPETH NOT MY SAYINGS: ( REV 9:16-20)

    REVELATION 1:7. Behold, HE COMETH WITH CLOUDS; and EVERY EYE SHALL SEE HIM, …. There is a parallel here with ………….Exodus 24:10. And THEY SAW THE GOD OF ISRAEL : and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness. 11. And upon the nobles of the children of Israel he laid not his hand: also THEY SAW GOD, and did eat and drink………..But Christ said….. John 1:18. NO MAN HATH SEEN GOD AT ANY TIME; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him. A person can see with their understanding and or see with their eyes…. It can see “seen” for certain that everything that Christ described was seen by the folks of that day in His coming but do they perceive that was him? …So what Christ said is true every eye saw him but the world does not see him….. With the eye they and folks still today can see everything Christ described to have taken place, but they do not “keep” ( believe and understand) his words as such they do not see him nor shall they ever.

    The saints who have physical died faithful in the flesh (every man in his own order) are changed in the blink of an eye & caught up to sit on that Great white throne ( this congregation of the saints is the body of Christ that folks will answer to at the judgment and these saints will judge all men who cannot see Christ along with the rest of the world……Folks think they are waiting to see Jesus but they will NEVER see Jesus himself they will only see the body of Christ condemn them the saints judge the world (Rev 3:21; 1 Cor 6:2 et al) the saints are the body of Christ…that is the only part of Christ they shall see….only the saints shall see God face to face…..most peoples idea of the second coming & day of the Lord and the judgment is completely wrong

    http://www.globethics.net/gtl/5455069 Revelation The First Gospel of The Kingdom

    or

    https://www.scribd.com/doc/305366745/Revelation-the-First-Gospel-of-the-Kingdom

    or

    https://www.academia.edu/23464127/REVELATION_THE_FIRST_GOSPEL_OF_THE_KINGDOM

    978-1-4907-0590-3 (SC ISBN)

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