is go to the main page for the Ross Institute and do some background reading on the characteristics that distinguish a dysfunctional/cultic group from one that is functional and healthy.
This article 'Evaluating Spiritual and Utopian Groups' by Arthur J Deikman MD is excellent. [www.deikman.com
Then go to your New Testament and read Paul's descriptions of the gift of the Holy Spirit - which works in peace and does not sow discord.
Then you can answer your own question.
Finally, there was quite a diversity of Christian theologies from the First to the Fourth Centuries. Paul Brown's book 'The Body and Society' is fascinating, well worth reading.