Call it God’s government or top on down leadership, power inevitably follows the same principles. All government is about, is being able to payoff the ruler’s coalition. This is typical behavior within any human organization or society. The natural state of man is dictatorial. That is, if you allow it….
Just what do you mean by “cult”
The modern definition of a mind control cult is any group which employs mind control and deceptive recruiting techniques. In other words cults trick people into joining and coerce them into staying. This is the definition that most people would agree with. Except the cults themselves of course!
Why, even the membership is declaring war on each other!
They learn from their leaders….
Blast from the past….
“The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace.”
So why are the Armstrong Churches of God at war with one another? Each is competing for the dwindling resources known as tithe payers……
I believe that the extremes that Herbert Armstrong subjected us to have left most of us in quite a vulnerable state. We have lost our perspective. People fear the prophecies of destruction, societal collapse, and mayhem. They fear that they will not achieve the place of safety. They fear personal harm will come to them….