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Has Your Mind Been Changed

I have been here for about two years, mostly lurking. I am curious if there is anyone in any forum who has changed his/her mind about a cult or group or topic due to the discussions here, or have your suspicions been confirmed?

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Yes. I used to think SDAs were a cult because of hear say. Now I know that they are a true to the Bible Protestant Denomination with roots flowing from the Weslyan Methodists. They seem to be the only denomination with the guts to post beliefs alongside scripture on thier website. Praise God they understand the New Covenant is based upon a better Sacrifice!
---SamtheMan on 11/8/07

What I have seen mostly on these blogs are people who have strong opinions about many things, and state them over and over aain (and largely cannot be swayed by other people's comments).

While there are people here who ask question and are open to answers, it seems like most of the commentary comes from people whose minds are already made up.
---StrongAxe on 11/7/07

No, I still believe the same way as I always did. But I am reading more and more in the bible to back up my statements. I have learned more on other religions and cults. The bible is a learning process, no one knows it all. but if we all work together, we can learn together.
---Rebecca_D on 11/6/07

There are more observers and lurkers than bloggers.
I am wondering, when astounding events occur, hours of crisis, will the falsehoods be kicked to the curb to make way for the Truth?
Cults will find this offensive, but in all fairness, this blog is about Christ-like replies.
---Rebekah_Martin on 11/6/07

Cults are manipulative and controlling by nature. Those entrenched in them are so far in, and so far out, at the same time.
They're here to make a plea or stand, convincing themselves that they're following truth. I have observed, more repetitious the answers, the deeper they're in. Same scriptures, same answers and all with the urge to merge into one big false church.
---Rebekah_Martin on 11/6/07

Andrea, and others

I prefer to use the logical-- as long as it does not contradict the spiritual.

It is not as if the logical is superior to the spiritual, instead they both must conform to reality, as defined in Scripture.

What I do not like is the irrational and inconsistent responses that cite a flawed human as a final authority, or contradict facts.
---Observer on 11/6/07

I am wondering with others, what direction will CNet take the blogs when the falsehoods overtake the truth. Albeit a reflection of the church as a whole, will CNet prepare for the winds of change, and change the course of the ship?
---Rebekah_Martin on 11/6/07

Listening to all the human arguments, rationalizations and philosphies have shown me just how artful Satan is in perverting even the plainest Scriptural text.
No, my beliefs haven't changed. They've been confirmed.
---robin8683 on 11/6/07

Blessings, I believe that some of the answers that I have read have helped me to "grow and mature in my walk with Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. As far as my mind being changed, not at all as long as the person's spiritual insights line up with the Word of God. I appreciate all bloggers as well as the many spiritual insights that have opened my eyes, so to speak to many who have replied to my own blogs. I am ever learning, especially about cults. God Bless!
---Cynthia on 11/5/07

I have found this blog to be a very helpful place for mature and immature Christians alike.Saints and sinners. Some of the questions are silly but valid and very real. I like that. But most of them are honest and interesting questions. I have learned a lot from this site. I have been able to share a lot with others. I hope, most of all, I have encouraged or led someone to Christ. Perhaps? This is every Christians # 1 duty.He who turns many to righteousness shall shine as the stars forever...Daniel ch 12.
---Robyn on 11/5/07

what I have noticed is too many questions about scripture,or about interpretations of scripture.just as it was in jesus,s time and even worse.
---tom2 on 11/5/07

I have become more skeptical and careful about the charismatic movement. More learned about the dangers of cults and about the RCC.
I think it actually has helped me to spread truth to my loved ones and neighbors too. I'm hoping the JW who is studying with me will accept Christ. That is a direct result of these blogs. So is the evangelism I've been doing.
It is worth while.

As a lurker what do you see as the most persuasive. The apologist or the 'sprit lead' arguments?
---Andrea on 11/5/07

I deeply appreciate this blog and the moderators. In some instances I've had my mind changed in other cases I've had my suspicions confirmed. I have great admiration for the bulldog tenacity of many of the bloggers, in some cases, I believe them to be dead wrong yet I'm impressed with their perseverance. I have both cried and laughed reading the posts. What some people believe is kind of silly. Yet what others believe it too grave and important to be dismissed lightly, consequently tears flood in.
---Mima on 11/5/07

I have not read anything in particular that has been a catalyst in changing my mind. It seems everyone will always have an opinion, you have to make a decision with regard to what is truth. If the Bible is the truth, then examine how well your group lines up with its teachings. Beware though, its easy to twist the scripture, thats why we have to know it and study it for ourselves. Beware of the tradition and teachings based on man.
---Bish on 11/5/07

I wouldn't actually say that I have changed my mind about any group in particular but I have learnt much about some groups that were just names I had heard of before, just by reading the entries of other users. Also sometimes the very fact that a particular group has been mentioned has made me curious to the point that I have researched the topic, so it can be quite a learning experience logging on here.
---RitaH on 11/5/07

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