Why Do People Join Cults?
There are more and more cults that has been thriving nowadays. Many people now became life gurus, and philosophical teachers, and offer faddish products. These people do everything just to encourage other individuals to join their cult. The question is, how can cults be very successful, despite of the things they do that can be really strange? In this article, the possible suggestions will be discussed on why some people are encouraged to join the cults. This will also help examine the if you will be a possible target to be joining the cult sooner.
Since cult is religious group that denies the teachings of the bible and Christianity, their way to get people is to their personal lives.
These cults are very wise in enticing to recruit people. They target those who have less or just have basic knowledge of the Bible. They invite these people to a “Bible Study.” What happens in this “Bible Study” is that they will distort what is in the Bible to get the teachings and principles into their favour. They do this in order to promote their religious leader.
Those individuals who have no or little knowledge about the teachings f the Bible are usually the target of the cultists. Since these people have do not know much about the Bible, they are more prone to be conceived by the distorted facts by the cultists. Once a cultist find out that you are a strong and firm believer of your Christian religion and the teachings of the Bible, these cultists usually flees.
One of the reasons why people join cults is because of life transition. When one is suffering from the feeling of unstableness in his life, he or she seeks for something he or she thinks will stabilize the current situation. Divorce, marriage, a new job, a death in the family, attending college for the first time are some of a person’s biggest life change that make it great for cults to do their recruiting effort.
The cultist finds this time in a person life an opportunity entice them into their cult, what they do is to counsel them and focus on their personal lives. Once the cultist find that this person comes dependent in his advices, then the cultist takes this opportunity to involve this person to the cult himself. Since the person is very vulnerable at this time, he or she will have no chance to react and question since that he or she will also be very busy in doing the tasked duties and responsibilities of the cult.