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7 months ago
kithi
A lot to say about the ' cult' label. That word might confuse some people, but the crucial issue is whether a group has a positive or negative impact on its members and on society. Does it help or does it harm? Does it confuse accountability with persecution? Does it declare its earnings and pay its taxes?
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
7 months ago
kithi
'You will hear many lies about us. If you believe them without hearing our side, God can forgive you for that. But if you reject the voice of God's Spirit of Truth speaking through the message that we deliver, then there is no hope for you at all, not in this life nor in the next. Our Message End-time Focus Among other things, ''Jesus Christians'' believes
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
7 months ago
kithi
'Australian Christian group fights claim it was linked to leader of Kenya starvation massacre doomsday cult Kenyan parliamentary committee report finds Paul Mackenzie, held responsible for more than 400 deaths, was ‘influenced’ by Australians Dave and Cherry McKay, which they vehemently deny'
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
9 months ago
kithi
In 2019, Kenya adopted Huduma Namba, a biometric ID system. Mackenzie saw in the Huduma Namba the “Mark of the Beast” of the Book of Revelation in the Bible, echoing conspiracy theories criticizing other chip-based ID system common among fundamentalist Christians in the U.S. and elsewhere. This led Mackenzie to be arrested and accused of operating a “cult” and “brainwashing” his followers.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
9 months ago
kithi
Further, the committee advised that the DCI and the Department of Immigration to investigate with a view to deporting any persons affiliated with a religious grouping known as Jesus Christians or A Voice in the Desert, linked to Dave and Sherry Mackay, who are believed to be behind the setting up the Good News International Ministry led by Mackenzie.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
1 year ago
kithi
No evident of systemic organ harvesting in Shakahola. Mackenzie had his own ideas. Information about link between groups would be useful, not speculation.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
1 year ago
kithi
Servant Mackenzie in 2019 with Voice in Desert 19.30 minutea in
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
1 year ago
kithi
A religious community retreated into the forests of eastern Kenya. Then they turned into a starvation cult By Rebecca Armitage, Lucia Stein and Lucy Sweeney Posted 21h ago21 hours ago A man in a white forensic hazmat suit pulls up police tape so he can pass thruogh Homicide detectives have been searching Shakahola forest in eastern Kenya for what appears to be victims of a starvation cult. (R
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
1 year ago
kithi
XKRISHNA Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > As far as I know, there is no connection at all > between Branhamism and the McKay group. > > The group which is sometimes known as the "Jesus > Christians" are derived from the Children of > God/Family, and not the work of William Branham. > > I have never even heard of this Mac
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
1 year ago
kithi
This is in Kenya but with a connection to William Branham and Jesus Christians. Seeking information about these groups. Why and How did Jesus Christians and Branham support Mackenzie? 'In April, Italian sociologist Massimo Introvigne from the Center for Studies on New Religions (CESNUR) argued that additional investigation into Mackenzie's church was needed, since it was then
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
1 year ago
kithi
This is in Kenya but with a connection to William Branham and Jesus Christians. Seeking information about these groups. n April, Italian sociologist Massimo Introvigne from the Center for Studies on New Religions (CESNUR) argued that additional investigation into Mackenzie's church was needed, since it was then unclear whether Mackenzie preached fasting until starvation to his f
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