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Cults and Religions Basics

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What does the Bible say about religion?

What is the definition of a cult?

What is the difference between a sect and a cult?

What is the oldest religion?

Why can't religions coexist peacefully?

How can I help someone to leave a toxic cult?

What is a pagan? What is paganism?

What is a heathen?

Is Zeus mentioned in the Bible?


What is the origin of religion?

What is the difference between religion and spirituality?

What are the most common world religions?

Is there value in studying comparative religions?

Are all religions the same?

How to get to heaven — what are the ideas from the different religions?


What is true religion?

With all of the different religions, how can I know which one is correct?

What is the right religion for me?

Why are there so many religions? Do all religions lead to God?

How can I tell who is a false teacher?

Do all roads lead to God?


What is the origin and meaning of the Celtic cross?

What is the significance of a sideways cross?

What is the meaning of an upside-down / inverted cross?

Is the Shroud of Turin authentic?

What is the Mandylion?

What does the Bible say about halos?

What is the all-seeing eye?

What is the meaning of the ankh symbol?

What is the origin and meaning of gargoyles?

What is the hand of Hamsa?

What does the Bible say about the holy grail?

What is the origin of the peace sign?

What is the origin and meaning of the pentagram?

What is the Spear of Destiny?

What are teraphim?


If I convert to Christianity, my family will disown me and I be will terribly persecuted in my culture. What do I do?

How do I convert to Christianity?

What is the best way to evangelize someone who is in a cult or false religion?

How does God judge those who were raised in non-Christian cultures and have been taught their entire life that their own religion is correct, and Christianity is wrong?

Inclusivism vs. exclusivism — what does the Bible say?

Is Jesus really the only way to Heaven?

Should Christians participate in religious festivals of other religions?

Should Christians be tolerant of other people’s religious beliefs?

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