Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Are Jehovah's Witnesses a Sect or a Cult?
Note these comments from Reasoning From the Scriptures, p.202, when considering the question, "Are Jehovah's Witnesses a Sect or a Cult?":
"A cult is a religion that is said to be unorthodox or that emphasizes devotion according to prescribed ritual. Many cults follow a living human leader, and often their adherents live in groups apart from the rest of society. The standard for what is orthodox, however, should be God's Word, and Jehovah's Witnesses strictly adhere to the Bible. Their worship is a way of life, not a ritual devotion. They neither follow a human nor isolate themselves from the rest of society. They live and work in the midst of other people."