Can someone from a cult teach us truth?

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Can someone from a cult teach us truth?

Postby Nessa » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:41 pm

I know someone who has avoided telling me what their belief system is, at least partly because they think I will then dimiss what they say about Jesus and other things.

I think I have finally worked out what they believe now and am going to talk to them about it.

Already this person has taught me things about God that has impacted me. I will not write them off as having nothing to teach me just because I have a different belief system. To me that's both ignorant and arrogant

But I also know how easy it is to automatically dismiss what someone is saying because they don't believe everything we believe.

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Re: Can someone from a cult teach us truth?

Postby Kurieuo » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:39 pm

Here's an appropriate part in CS Lewis' Mere Christianity ;) - The Rival Conceptions of God.
"Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved." (Romans 10:13)



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Re: Can someone from a cult teach us truth?

Postby RickD » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:30 am

Yes, people from cults can teach us truth. A cult may teach 90% truth. But it's the other 10% we need to be cautious about.
1 Corinthians 1:9
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Re: Can someone from a cult teach us truth?

Postby neo-x » Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:54 am

Ditto, what Rick said.
Anyone can teach us the truth. E.g. in the case of Balaam, it was a donkey.
People treat facts as relevant more when the facts tend to support their opinions. When the facts are against their opinions, they don't necessarily deny the facts, but they say the facts are less relevant or insignificant. This is ofcourse because believing things that make you feel comfortable, takes a priority. And I think that should not be the case if one is after truth.

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