I’ll get straight to the point, I have seen many Hebrews pushing some outrageous, outlandish off the cuff and damn right dangerous doctrines. Here are some simple signs look out for and to know when you are being hoodwinked/taken for a ride:
1. The point is not gotten to immediately.
2. You are given a completely different interpretation on scriptures where the clear understanding is straight, without question and is obvious.
3. You are taken to scriptures that have absolutely nothing to do with the topic being discussed.
4. The explanations concerning the topic are excessively long and drawn out.
5. You feel that your intelligence is being insulted or/and that you are being requested to put down your own reasoning and thinking faculties in place of the other party’s.
6. You are given the impression that what has been explained to you is the only correct interpretation and that you must conform to the way of thinking laid out before you or perish.
7. Your own research whether prior to or after the information is presented to you turns up a different conclusion.
8. You are asked to send or give money.
9. The doctrines concerned are questionable or where other possible explanations are deliberately ruled out or hidden from you.
10. You are pressed to dress in a certain fashion and told to wear certain regalia.
11. You are told to stay away from and not to read certain materials.
12. You are not given any scriptures in relation to the topic being discussed or you are only given a few scriptures which are mixed in with massive amounts of philosophical ramblings.
I could go on with this list however I think you are getting the point. Always question what you are being told by others including myself, Verbs is not infallible and Verbs can also make mistakes. Always do your own research and never put down your own reasoning and thinking faculties. This is the most important point of all, if you feel that you are being pressured to think in a certain formation or to go along with the “group”, you are most likely dealing with a cult and you need to start running in the opposite direction as fast as you can.
You never allow anybody to take away your individuality, this is how you were created and how you are supposed to be. In any setting you should be allowed to express your views and evidence them freely. Anything outside of this is very dodgy and suspect as far as I am concerned.
The Deprogramming And Decontamination Process Continues
Most High Bless