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What Is a Cult? Warning Signs
  1. Absolute authoritarianism without accountability

  2. Zero tolerance for criticism or questions

  3. Lack of meaningful financial disclosure regarding budget

  4. A belief that former followers are always wrong for leaving and there is never a legitimate reason for anyone else to leave

  5. Abuse of members

  6. Followers feel they are never able to be “good enough”

  7. A belief that the leader is right at all times

  8. A belief that the leader is the exclusive means of knowing “truth” or giving validation

  9. When calling a pastor about scripture they say we can agree to disagree.

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