Woman not sure how to get cult to stop com­ing around

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A few months ago we made the mis­take of wel­com­ing some peo­ple who came to our door to talk about their re­li­gion. Now they won’t let us alone. My nephew says they are a cult, but how can we get rid of them?

Al­though I don’t men­tion groups like this by name in this col­umn, your nephew is right. This group claims to be­lieve in the Bi­ble, but it adds its own teach­ings to the Bi­ble, and de­nies what the Bi­ble says at cru­cial points. The Bi­ble it­self warns that “in later times some will aban­don the faith and fol­low de­ceiv­ing spir­its” (1 Ti­mothy 4:1).

I don’t doubt the sin­cer­ity of those who are pur­su­ing you; they’re con­vinced that their group is right and ev­ery­one else is wrong. Cults can be very ag­gres­sive, and ex­pe­ri­ence shows that of­ten the only so­lu­tion for some­one in your po­si­tion is to tell them di­rectly they are no longer wel­come. The more you dis­cuss with them, the more you open the door to fur­ther con­tacts.

Else­where in your let­ter, you ac­knowl­edge that you and your hus­band have never thought much about God, and I sense you have a hunger in your heart to know him. Don’t let that hunger go un­sat­is­fied! In­stead, turn to Je­sus Christ and ask him to come into your lives. He came from Heaven to save us by his death and res­ur­rec­tion, and he alone can sat­isfy the deep­est hunger of our hearts.

Then ask God to lead you to a church where you can learn more about Christ and what it means to fol­low him. Don’t be mis­led, but dis­cover the joy of know­ing you be­long to Christ — now, and for­ever.

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