For several months now I have backed off of posting to this blog to further deprogram/ween myself from the heretic nonsense I was drinking for years. I have allowed the Holy Spirit and not a Club Owner speak into me. After months of studying and refection I can finally say, “I was in a cult.” Club Hustle & Flow (Which I have spoke of before) has a cultic nature

Hat Tip to my brother over at “I’m Speaking Truth,” who did an excellent job in breaking down the symptom of cult. However I want to expand and dispel the pundits (The Club Hustle & Flow VIP Card holders) who are actively reading this blog and who are turned off by the “C” word.

There are two definitions of a cult, one Sociological the other Theological. The basic tenets include:

Sociological-Include consideration of such factors as authoritarian leadership patterns, loyalty and commitment mechanisms, lifestyle characteristics, (and conformity patterns including the use of various sanctions in connection with those members who deviate (GIVING)

Theological-When a particular group’s beliefs and/or practices are considered unorthodox – that is, in conflict with the body of essential teachings of the movement the group compares itself to. Christian apologist Robert Bowman defines a cult as:

A religious group originating as a heretical sect and maintaining fervent commitment to heresy. Adj.: “cultic” (may be used concerning tendencies as well as full cult status).

Dr. Alan Gomes, Associate Professor and Chair, Dept. of Theology Talbot School of Theology and author of the book Cults “says:

A cult of Christianity is a group of people, which claiming to be Christian, embraces a particular doctrine system taught by an individual leader, group of leaders, or organization, which (system) denies (either explicitly or implicitly) one or more of the central doctrines of the Christian Faith as taught in the sixty-six books of the Bible.

Club Hustle & Flow is a classic example of Theological and Sociological cultic behavior. It can be considered a Sociological cult because of its authoritarian leadership patterns. All control over theological doctrine is set by the Club Owner. God only Speaks through the Club Owner. Club Hustle & Flow can be considered a Theological cult because it is in conflict with the body of essential teachings (Orthodox Mainline teachings). There are countless accounts when Club Hustle and flow did things that were counter to the word of God,  e.g. Million Miracle Sunday & Saturday 2007, Christmas 2007. Do you remember the rhetoric? ‘…I would not have spent more on Christmas gifts than I give to God today…’ (Although the Club owner was out “ballin” at the Perimeter Mall.) Cult leaders will often tell their “sheeple” one thing yet practice another.

Club Hustle & Flow leans heavily into the Theological cultic category because it maintains a fervent commitment to heresy. Club Hustle & Flow maintains a commitment to the “Word of Faith” heretic theology. The perpetuation of this heresy solidifies Club Hustle & Flow as a cult. I will assert as I have before that this was not how things started out. There was a “Shift.”

The Word of God is clear on cults and the danger of being a part of a cult:

Rev 22:18-19 (NASB) 

18 I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues which are written in this book;

 19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his part from the tree of life and from the holy city, which are written in this book.

Cult leaders often take away from God’s word to advance their agenda (Give more so we can make payroll and pay for my 700k crib and my cars.

The website www.carm.com has done a great job articulating cults. Many of you will be amazed at what you are (or were) a part of.

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