Cults: Scientology and the Worldwide Church of God
I. Scientology - L. Ron Hubbard
Thetans - Mankind descended from a race of uncreated, omnipotent __.
M_________E_________S__________T__________ evolved upward but forgot past.
Preclear - a person with __, from past lives.
Engrams - Mental blocks - removed by __ (galvanometer)
Clear - a Thetan who has audited out their engrams.(reactive mind responses)
Jesus - like Buddah, just a shade above ___________.
Authority - proof of competency as an authoritative spokesman on the world beyond our own.
Social Concern "self-improvement, self-mastery, personal happiness"
II. Worldwide Church of God - Herbert W. Armstrong
Observance of Seventh Day Sabbath & OT laws and customs
Queen Elizabeth sits on the throne to which Christ will return
British Coronation Stone of Scone brought to UK by Jeremiah
Israelites have become the Anglo-Saxons of US and UK
Triple tithing on gross income
Prohibitions against doctors, surgery, birthdays, Christmas, Easter
Members must dissolve post-divorce marriages
"For 1,850 years all worldwide organized proclaiming of Christ's gospel was stamped out." "Realize this, incredible as it may seem-no other work on earth is proclaiming this true gospel of Christ to the whole world..."
Deity is an attainable goal of man
Salvation by works...Can lose salvation if law isn't kept
Numerous mispredictions of future