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CULT CATALOG OF THE “OTHER” JESUS
AUTHOR: Computers for Christ
PUBLISHED ON: April 25, 2003
DOC SOURCE: CCN
TAGS: cults

                  CULT CATALOG OF THE “OTHER” JESUS
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Ahmadiyya Movement – Founder: Hazat Mirza. “Jesus was not a partner in  the
Godhead, as was not Jacob. Both of them were beloved prophets of God”  (True
Christianity and How it Leads to Islam).

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American Atheist Center – Founder: Madalyn Murray O’Hair. “There is no God,
thus Jesus is not the Son of God.”

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Ananda Marga Yoga – Leader: Shrii Shrii Anandamurti. Jesus is considered  God,
but there is no Trinity. “Be constantly absorbed in the thought of God and you
too will become God.” (Baba’s Grace-Discourses of Shrii Shrii Anandamurti).

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Anthroposophical Society – Leader:Rudolf Steiner. “According  to Steiner,
Jesus of Nazareth was just an ordinary man until, at the  age of thirty, he
received the Christ-Essence during his baptism at  the Jordan” (Spiritual
Counterfeits Project in Berkeley, CA:  Letter, Feb, 1977) Steiner was an
occult medium who interpreted    the Bible through clairvoyance.

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Arica – Leader: Oscar Ichazo. “The point of Arica is enlightenment,  man’s
transcending from the state of ego into what’s known as the void.  This is a
state of consciousness… Its not God. It’s God  Consciousness.” Aricans blend
physical exercise and meditation. God is formless, thus Christ cannot  be God
(Awakening Ways to Psycho-Spiritual Growth, C. William Henderson).

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Assemblies of Yahweh – “John 2:19) is sometimes presented as evidence  that
Yahshua is the Almighty, that He is co-equal with His Father, and that He had
the power to resurrect Himself. This, of course, is a false, trinitarian
concept” (The Sacred Name Broadcaster, Lincoln Frost). “We  find the
trinitarian doctrine to be foreign to the Inspired Scriptures” (Doctrine #5).

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Baha’i World Faith – Baha’i, an independent world religion based on  “a unique
revelation of God,” traces its roots to an early division within Islam. God,
called by different names, is one but unknowable. Christ    was a
“manifestation” of God and a way to God, but not the ONLY way to God.

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Bawa Muhaiyaddeen Fellowship – Leader: Bawa Muhaiyaddeen. “God is a secret 
and a  mystery, but man is also a mystery. Only God can see God. So if man  is
to see God, he must become God. Man becomes God, and God becomes man. Its no
big deal,” says Bawa (Psychology, April,1976).

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Black Muslim – Leader: Wallace D. Fard (Allah-God) and Elijah Poole  (Elijah
Muhammad – Fard’s prophet). Also called “The Nation of Islam.” Elijah Muhammad
said that Jesus was “only a prophet and not the equal of Moses and Muhammad,
and His religion was Islam, not the Christianity  of the Pope of Rome”
(Pittsburgh Courier, 1959).

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Buddhism (Hinayana Buddhism and Mahayanna Buddhism) – “In  Hinayana Buddhism
there is no god as we conceive of God… The followers of Mahayanna Buddhism
tend to deify Buddha. Their idea of God;  However, has no such comprehensive
attributes as has the Christian God” (Religions in a changing World, Howard F.
Vos) This eliminates the possibility of Jesus as a deity.

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Cabala (Kabbalah) – Cabala is a system of Jewish Mystical thought  which
originated in Southern France and Spain in the 12th and 13th  centuries. The
Cabala doctrine of deity recognizes only two deities – the  hidden god, the
infinite great divine Nothing; and the dynamic god of  religious experience
(Spiritual Counterfeits Project).

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Center for Spiritual Awareness – Leader: Roy Eugene Davis. Also  called:
Christian Spiritual Alliance. Buddha, Sri Krishna, and Jesus were  enlightened
souls. “The second coming of Jesus is a fanciful hope. The  awakening of
individuals to the realization of their own Christ-nature is what will
liberate man and transform society” (Darshan: The vision of Light, Roy E.
Davis). Jesus was a man who reached Christ-consciousness and was on earth to
share the truth of this consciousness.

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Children  of God – Leader:David  Brandt Berg  (Moses  David).  Started  as 
a fundamentalist counter-culture ministry, but  degenerated  into  belief  in 
the occult,  reincarnation,  and    sexual permissiveness.  The COG 
believes  that Berg is the ONLY end-time prophet;  that the  COG  IS the
remnant church  of  the last  days;  that  its  authority  is absolute; 
and in the use of  blasphemy, profanity,  vulgarity,  and  pornography (Moody
Monthly July/August 1977).

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Christian  Scientist  –  Founder:  MAy Baker  Eddy.  Jesus was a mere  man 
who demonstrated  the Christ (i.e. a  divine idea). It doesn’t matter whether 
Christ ever  existed,  and  His  blood  doesn’t cleanse  from  sin (Science 
and  Health with Key to the Scriptures, The First of Christ Scientist and
Miscellany, both by Mary  baker Eddy).

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Church of the Living Word – Leader: John Robert Stevens. Also  called:THE
WALK. “Jesus Christ came to participate in humanity and make  the bridge of
communication so that God could communicate himself  into our very beings.
What He is, we become” (The Word Became Flesh, a Living Word Publication).
According to Stevens, this begins with contemporary revelations which make the
the Living Word (Christ) to the  World. Although some acknowledgement is made
of the inspiration and authority of the Scripture, in practice the source  of
teaching is current revelation, not the Bible. Stevens considers himself 
God’s chief intercessor.

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Church Universal and Triumphant – Leader: Elizabeth Claire Prophet.  Also
called: Summit International or Summit Lighthouse. The Church  Universal and
Triumphant is a mixture of eastern religions, Theosophy, Christianity, and
many other things. Elizabeth is recognized as one of the two witnesses of
Revelation 11. Her late husband and founder, Mark, is considered a man  that
had the Christ Consciousness within him. He was one of many who achieved the
“God self” witness.

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Dhyana-Mandiram – Leader: Pandit Usharbudh. “God is essentially  formless…
God may manifest Himself-Herself-Itself in any form, at any time, at any
place, on any planet… Jesus may be accepted as one of the many incarnations
of God” (Hinduism: An Introduction, Pandit Usharbudh and Yorke Crompton).

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Divine Light Mission – Leader: Guru Maharaj Ji. Guru Ji is the  Living
Perfect Master. Jesus was the Perfect Master of His time, but Ji has  replaced
Him. Ji claims the world needs the knowledge of Reality, and he claims to be
the source of that knowledge and of peace in the world, according to David J.
Hesselgrave, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

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ECKANKAR – Leader: Sri Darwin Gross. ECKANKAR says it is the wellspring  and
essence of all religions,  philosophies, and  sacred doctrines. It claims  to
be the way to God-realization via the “ancient science of soul  travel.”
ECKANKAR  makes the biblical God into a demon who as creator is responsible
for the evil in the world and defines Christ as “god as all men are god” (“Eck
World News, December, 1978, page 13).

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Findhorn Foundation University of Light – Leaders: Peter and Eileen Caddy. 
“The Devic (Deva is a being of light)  would emphasize  that man has to do one
thing to reverse the trend of events on the planet: he has to  recognize
within himself the Divinity and wholeness of which he is a  part” (The Magic
of Findhorn, Paul Hawken). They separate Jesus and  Christ and appear to be
panthiestic. The group, a form of spiritism, became famous because the
Findhorn community in Scotland has  a producing garden near the Arctic  Circle
which is supposedly taken care  of by plant spirits.

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Freemasonry – “… We tell the sincere Christian that Jesus of Nazareth was
but a man like us” (“Morals and Dogmas” by Albert Pike in How to Respond to
the Lodge).

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Hare Krishna – Founder: Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Also called:  International
Society of Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). To the Krishnaite, the world is not
real; its illusion. Salvation comes by chanting the name of their god, Hare
Krishna, at least 1,728 times daily. They believe in the literal
interpretation of the Hindu  scriptures, but they also accept the Bible as one
of the scriptures. They consider Jesus one of their gurus.

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“I AM” MOVEMENT – Leader: Guy Ballard (Pen Name: Godfrey Ray King). Jesus,  a
man, developed the I AM/GOD SELF within himself. This almighty I Am presence
is a pure reservoir of energy stationed over the head which can be drawn on at
will. Jesus is seen as one of the many Ascended Masters. They do not 
recognize the Trinity. This cult is an off-shoot of the Theosophical Society.
It  modern form is called the Summit Lighthouse or Church Universal and
Triumphant. However, the “I Am” movement still exist as an independent
organization (The ‘I Am’ Discourses, Saint Germain Press).

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Iglesia Ni Cristo – Leader:Felix Manalo. “We believe in Jesus Christ, but we
do not believe that He is True God. We believe in only one true god, the god
of creation. Jesus Christ is a great savior and was commissioned by God to be
the savior” (“Research Center Bulletin,” Far East Broadcasting).

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Inner Peace Movement – Leader: Rev. Francisco Coll, DD. A form    of
spiritualism and spiritism combining ESP, astro-projection,      psychic
phenomena,etc., they introduce seven levels of    consciousness. Christ
consciousness is the highest. Jesus had reached Christ Consciousness and
taught this  while on earth. Jesus was a man. They  separate Jesus and Christ.
God is impersonal and spoken of as The All, The Cosmos, and The Universe
(Every Wind  of Doctrine, Hobart Freeman).

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Integral Yoga Institute – Founder: Swami Satchidananda. “There are not many
gods; there is only One. And that One has no name, no form, no  place. (Thus
Christ is not God.) He is everywhere – in actuality, neither he, nor she, nor
it… The two sides are positive and negative, light and shade. Evil is also
God.” says the Swami (The Youth Nappers, James C. Hefley).

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Islam – Christ was a prophet of Allah, but was superseded by  Muhammad’s
teachings and authority.

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Jainism – Founder:Mahavira. “Jainism begins by denying the existence of  an
external supreme being, creator, or Lord, who is the mainstay of  the
universe. (Thus, no Christ.) For these non-theistic humanist, there is no need
to assume a First cause” (Religions in a Changing World, Howard F. Vos)

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Jehovah’s Witnesses – Jesus is a created being, Michael, the  first creation
of Jehovah and the “Son of God.”

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Laymen’s Home Missionary Movement – Leader:Raymond J. Jolly. Similar to  the
Jehovah’s Witnesses, they deny the physical resurrection of Jesus  Christ.
“John 4:24-God is a Spirit. Luke 24:39-A Spirit hath not flesh and bones… In
the first place, God directly tells us that Jesus is now  a spirit being”
(Epiphany Studies in the Scriptures). “Trinitarians have grossly mistranslated
and miscapitalized this passage to read their  trinitarianism into it, as they
have done in other cases. The proper translation shows that Christ is not
Jehovah… He is Jehovah’s  appointed Savior for the world, not Jehovah
Himself” (Epiphany  Studies in the Scriptures – Series 1).

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Liberal Catholic Church – Leaders:Charles W. Leadbeater and Vincent M.
Matthews. “Obviously, God is not and cannot be a person.  (Thus, no divine
Christ.) The persons of the Holy Trinity are representatives or masks for the
One God who is beyond individuality; is unlimited; eminent; and transcendent”
(The One Existence, E.M. Matthews). The LCC is independent of the Roman
Catholic Church and blends elements of  theosophy and pantheism (These Also
Believe, Charles Samuel Braden).

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Megiddo Mission – Founder: Rev. L.T. Nichols. “Christ, Emanuel, ‘God  with
us,’ is not the eternal God but the  Son of  God, conceived of the Holy 
Spirit, born  of a virgin, but wholly human in his nature – Matthew
1:23,Hebrews 2:16,17… “(History of the Megiddo Mission, published by Megiddo
Mission Church).

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Mormons – Founder:Joseph Smith, Jr. Also Called: Church of Jesus Christ  of
Latter-Day Saints. Jesus is a pre-existent spirit, also the Father, one of
many gods. Christ was God-man, and men can be just like him (Mormon  Doctrine,
Bruce McConkie).

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Nichiren Shoshu Soka Gakkai – Soka Gakkai substitutes Gautama Buddha  and
Nichiren for the True God and  replaces the Bible with the Lotus Sutra, a 
false scripture. Soka Gakkai translates to “Value Recreation Society”  (“Views 
on Christ,” John Weldon).

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Peace Mission Movement – Leader: Father Divine (George Baker).    Baker
distinguishes between Jesus and Christ. “I say B.J. not B.C. because  it was
before Jesus yet, in my opinion, it was not before Christ” (The New Day,
September 1,1945). “Jesus, he (Baker) seems at times to regard as merely the
temporal and physical embodiment of the Christ” (These Also Believe, Charles
Samuel Braden). Baker has claimed to be God and the Holy Spirit. There are
also references in Baker’s writings to indicate  that Jesus is God (Kingdom of
the Cults, Walter Martin).

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Psychiana – Leader: Frank B. Robinson. “At no time has God, nor will God,
manifest Himself on this earth or anywhere as a person… Jesus was  no more
than a human acting out the God-power” (They Have Found a Faith,  Marcus
Bach).

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Radha Soami Society – Leader: Charan Singh. God is seen as  attributeless,
formless, and impersonal without personality and name, although they give
“him” the qualities of love, grace, wisdom and power. The Society asserts that
there are countless gods and goddesses,  lords, rulers and governors in the
universe (The World of Gurus, Vishal Mangalwadi), thus Jesus Christ is not
Lord of Lords.

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Rajneesh Meditation Centers – Leader: Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. “But God  (thus,
Christ) is not a person. God is the process… Existence is without cause…
In the beginning, there is no cause so in the end there can be no  purpose”
(Beyond and Beyond, Acharya Rajneesh).

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Rosicrucianism – Jesus was a reincarnated man, the highest  luminary possible.
The Christ spirit in Him was a manifestation of the  cosmic  Christ (“Rays 
from the Rose Cross,”  December, 1978).

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Ruhani Satsang – Leader: Kirpal Singh. “Jesus Christ was essentially a man  of
the East, and his teachings are imbued with oriental mysticism. It is  even
speculated that he spent many of his early years in india and  learned from
the Yogins and Buddhist monks” (The Crown of Life, Kirpal Singh).

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Sacred  Mushroom of the Cross – Leader: John Allegro. Christ was a  mushroom
(Sacred Mushroom of the Cross, John Allegro).

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Sanatana Dharma Foundation – Leader: Yogeshwar Muni. (also called
Kayavarohan). Jesus is a man who achieved a divine state    through
meditation. Sanatana Dharma is considered the eternal path  to truth leading
to fulfillment and divinity. “Thus men, for the first time on Earth, could
achieve the God level not only in concept, but in physical  manifestations as
well” (Vishvamitra Newsletter).

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Satanism – The introduction to the satanic bible says, “What amuses us most is
that you indicate that a mere command to Satan in Jesus’ name is sufficient to
dismiss him. The Prince of Darkness regards both God and  Jesus Christ a
figments of man’s more infantile imagination, at least insofar as their
supposed power is concerned. God is dead, and Christ was but a man”  (Every
Wind of Doctrine, Dr. Hobart Freeman).

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Scientology – Founder: L. Ron Hubbard. Hubbard claims to have found the
spiritual technology to dispense the one “true way” to man. It is a  process
working through levels of self-knowledge and knowledge of past lives  to
awaken the primordial deity within until a person is able to regain total
godhood. Christ is a man “who achieved a ‘state of clear’ but not the higher
state of ‘Operating Thetan” (“Certainty” magazine, Vol 5, No 10).

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Self-Realization  Fellowship – Leader: Paramahansa Yogananda. Group also
called “Yogoda Satsanga Society.” Separates Jesus and Christ. Jesus was
indwelt by the Christ Consciousness. “Let the omniscient Christ Consciousness
come  to Earth a second time and be born in you, even as it was manifested in
the mind of Jesus” (Metaphysical Meditations, SRF Publishers.

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Shintoism – “Deity is spirit, without form, unknowable… changeless, eternal,
existing from the beginning of Heaven and Earth up  to  the present,
unfathomable, infinite…” (Source of Japanese Tradition,  Vol 1, editor
William Theodore De Bary).

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Shree Guru Dev Siddha Yoga Ashram – Leader: Swami Muktananda  Paramahansa.
Also called: “Sidha Yoga Dham.” This is a self realization group whose leader
claims to be god. “This is the praise of the all-pervasive, formless,
unmanifest, Absolute Being who manifest Himself in a thousand forms… Above
all, you will receive Divine Grace and finally realize your own divinity.”
Rejects God manifesting Himself in  Jesus  Christ (Songs of God, Guru, Self –
Kabiraj).

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Sikhism – Founder: Nanak. Sikhism developed an abstract and  mystical
monotheism. God is formless,  sovereign, unknowable and absolute.  However, a
righteous person can call upon the grace of  Sat Nam – God. If a  person
reaches salvation, which is by works, he absorbs into God. rejects the idea
that God revealed  in  a Person of  Jesus  Christ (Cults, World Religions and
You, Kenneth Boa).

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Sivananda Yoga Vedenta Centers – Leader: Swami Sivananda. Also called
“International Sivananda Yoga  Society.” God (or Christ) is not a  person or
spirit, but Consciousness. He is sometimes reborn as a man, other times as an
animal, plant, or even inanimate object. (The  World  of  Gurus,  Vishal
Mangalwadi).

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Spiritual Advancement of the Individual Foundation. – Leader: Sri Satya  Sai
Baba. Jesus Christ is seen as an “Avatar,” a deity descended to earth in
bodily form. Sai Baba is Jesus Christ who was returned. Man,  according to
Baba, is Atman – Self or God. Man is under an illusion so that he forgets that
he is God. Baba also teaches that God is ultimately  without  attributes (The
World of Gurus, Vishal Mangalwadi).

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Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship – Founder: Arthur Ford and others.  “There was
no Christ 2,000 ago. There was a man 2,000 ago through whom the Annointed One
was able to manifest. The man died, Christ lived, and as the Holy Spirit has
been  helping… The Divine Mind or the Concept of God has within himself all
the faculties or qualities of both male and  female. There can be no creative
expression, there can be no life without these two qualities. So God is
neither man nor woman.” Ford, a former Christian minister, made these comments
during a seance March 18,  1965 (Unknown but Known, Arthur Ford).

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Spiritualist – Jesus was an outstanding Jewish medium (Kingdom of the  Cults –
Walter Martin).

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Sri Chinmoy Centers – Leader: Sri Chinmoy. God is seen  as  Consciousness and
Light. Realize the divinity  within you. “It is not because of his (Jesus’)
miracles that he is worshipped, but because he brought  down the eternal
Consciousness, the infinite Consciousness”  (Kundalini: The Mother Power, Sri
Chinmoy).

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Still Point Institute – Leader: Sujata. Christ is an evolutive god, a  cosmic
Christ. A heavy influence of Zen Buddhism negates the personal God  (The Still
Point, William Johnson).

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Subud – Leader: Muhammad Subuh (Bapak). God is a “Great Life Force that  flows
through everything and everyone. It is impersonal.” (Thus no divine  Christ.)
God is felt through “latihan” which is an inner vibration. The  objective is
Subud is to become passive so that you can experience and feel latihan (New
Gods in America, Peter Rowley).

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Sufism – Leader: Pir-O-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan. God is an “Abstract  Sound”
which is the creative life principle in all of nature. “The goal of  Sufism is
union with God in this life.” Because of its link with Islamic  philosophy, it
would not consider Jesus as God (Awakening Ways to Psycho-Spiritual Growth,
C.William Henderson).

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Swedenborgism – Founder: E. Swedenborg. A  form of spiritism which also 
denies the person of the Holy Spirit. He is called an efficiency or 
sanctifying influence. “We ought to have faith in God the Savior Jesus 
Christ, because that is faith in the visible God in Whom is the Invisible; and
faith in the visible God, Who is at once Man and God, who enters Man” (True
Christian Religion, E. Swedenborg).

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Taoism – Greatest philosopher: Chuang Tzu. “There is no personal Creator-God”
(Cults, World Religions and You, Kenneth Boa).

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Tarotology – The most serious form of cartomancy (divination by cards). It has
been linked with magic, numerology, astrology and other cults. For all the
languages about God, Spirit and the Truth of God, the God and Truth of Tarot
are in no way those of Jesus Christ. It is an idolatrous  system (Dennis
Hesslegrave, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School).

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The Farm – Leader: Stephen. An eastern mysticism commune in Summertown,  TN.
Jesus, a teacher, was a good man indwelt with Christ Consciousness.  “In the
telepathic medium of the Holy Spirit, Christ consciousness, Buddha
consciousness, call it what you will, exist all the time…. You don’t have to
call it Jesus or Buddha or Krishna, it’s ‘the consciousness'” (Hey Beatnik!
1974).

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The Foundation Church of the Millennium – leader: Father John. Denies the 
deity of Jesus Christ. It is an off-shoot of or the front for the Process
Church of the Final Judgement (below) although they deny affiliation. They
were both founded in September, 1966; began in Xtul, Mexico;  listed their
midwest address as 1529 N. Wells Street, Chicago, IL; and have both since
moved.

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The Holy Order of MANS – Leader: Earl Blighton. Holds the occult-eastern  view
that Jesus was a great teacher, but merely a man who attained an  impersonal
kind of “Christ Consciousness.” They separate Jesus and Christ. They believe
all can attain Christ-Consciousness (Spiritual    Counterfeit Project,
Berkeley, CA).

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The Himalayan International Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy. – 
Founder: Swami Rama. “In order to become true members of the Church of 
Christ, a person must know not who Jesus was, but what Christ is. Christ,
Ishvara, is the very personal force pervading the universe that guides and
illuminates every aspirant… It is not an embodied  person, but rather a
force in which all individual beings are  divine sparks…”(Meditation in
Christianity, Dr. Pandit Arya). Swami Rama has  said, “Jesus Christ was
perhaps the  greatest of all Yogis.”

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The Process Church of the Final Judgement – Founder: Robert De Grimston. Jesus
is a mere man. “The Processeans believe in three gods: Jehovah, Lucifer, and
Satan” (Sata’s Devices, Kurt Koch)

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The 3 HO Foundation – Leaders: Yogi Bhajan and Guru Ram Dass. The 3 HO means
Happy, Health and Holy. “What is God?… He is cosmic energy… He is yin-
yang; He is positive an negative. He is male, female… When you say    cosmic
consciousness, you mean God… You are God… God is you. Man  has never
realized he is God… God is a stick… God is a cup…. God is a woman” (The
Teachings of Yogi Bhajan, Bhajan).

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Unification Church – Leader/Fonder: Sun Myung Moon. Moon states that God  has
dual qualities – spirit and energy. God is a personal being with 
consciousness, intelligence, love and purpose. Salvation can come only through
the Messiah who achieves perfection, marries, and has  perfect offspring.
Christ, Moon says, was to do this, but He failed  because he died before he
could marry. Because He was resurrected, Moon  says, Jesus did redeem man
spiritually. The physical redemption of man  will happen through a second
Messiah, but not Christ. The implication is  that Moon is the second
Messiah.(Moody Monthly, July 1977).

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The Way International – Leader: Victor Paul Wierwile. A very close 
counterfeit of Christianity. They believe in God, the Bible, Jesus Christ,
salvation, and eternal life, but not the Trinity. Jesus is NOT God, and the
Holy Spirit is a synonym for God (Jesus Christ is Not God, Victor Paul
Wierwille).

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Theosophist – Christ took the body Jesus, a man, to become a  teacher.
Eventually all men become Christ.

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Transcendental Meditation – Leader: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Also  called
“Spiritual Generation Movement,” “Student’s International    Meditation
Society,” “TM.” Maharishi says the reason for creation and individual life is
the expansion of happiness. This is done by expanding  one’s consciousness
through seven levels of consciousness. Jesus is considered an Enlightened One.
Leaders have attempted to claim that  TM is not a religion, but courts have
ruled that it is, and the nature of its initiation rites prove that it is 
Hindu derivative.  (Meditations,    Maharishi Mahesh Yogi).

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Unitarians – Jesus was a man who believed in One God, not the Trinity.

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Unity School of Christianity – Jesus was a perfect man, indwelt by the  Christ
Consciousness, present in  every  human being.

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Vedanta Society – Founder: Swami Vivekananda. Also known as  “Ramakrishna
Order.”  “They (gods) are  human  beings with extraordinary, original powers
and entrusted with a Divine commission. Being heirs of Divine power and
glories, they form a class of their own. To this class  belong the
incarnations of God, like Christ, Krishna, Buddha, and Chaitanya and their
devotees of the highest order” (Hindu View of  Christ. Swami Akhilananda).

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Witchcraft – “Down through the centuries, many witches and  sorcerers consider
God and Satan as merely symbols of power, with no real  existence as
personalities” (Kingdom of Darkness, F.W. Thomas). Some witches may see Jesus
as a wizard who was able to master natural and occult forces.

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Worldwide Church of God – Leader: Herbert W. Armstrong. Jesus is a part of the
godhead (God is a family) and men can become like Jesus and part of the God
family – Sons of God. They do not believe in a closed godhead (TRINITY). The
Holy Spirit is not considered a person, but the Father and the Son work
through it. (Derivate cult – International Church of God. Leader: Son of
Herbert, George, was disowned by  his father and started this group that
believes the same but claims  that  the Worldwide Church lost its authority
when Herbert divorced his wife.)

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Zen Buddhism – “Since Zen does not affirm the existence of the living  God, it
is not only absolutely destitute of the special revelation of God  in His
Word, but is wholly alien to the God of revelation.” says Lit-Sen-Chang (The
Kingdom of the Cults, Walter Martin).

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Zoroastrianism – Founder: Spitoma Zoroaster. This is one of the  first
monotheistic religions in the world, and adherents of this religion are 
thought to have been the originators of the Wise Men from the East who
searched out Jesus when He was born. This cult doesn’t recognize a  personal
God. Their god, Ahura Mazda, is impersonal and has no physical nature (Cults,
World  Religions and You, Kenneth Boa).

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Computers For Christ NOTE – Those organizations not shown with  references are
on file with this ministry with substantial    confirmation of the statements.
The computer phone data service  has many of them outlined in depth. 

SYSOP – Computers For Christ.

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