Why Do People Join Cults?
There are more and more cults that has been thriving nowadays. Many people now became life gurus, and philosophical teachers, and offer faddish products. These people do everything just to encourage other individuals to join their cult. If you have ever asked why these cults have been very successful in recruiting and making their population grow, then this article will answer those confusions. Below, the reasons to why many people are encouraged and induce to be part of these cult groups will be discussed. These answers will also be signs of warning if you can be vulnerable to join these groups.
Since cult is religious group that denies the teachings of the bible and Christianity, their way to get people is to their personal lives.
These cults are very wise in enticing to recruit people. They target those who have less or just have basic knowledge of the Bible. They invite these people to a “Bible Study.” What happens in this “Bible Study” is that they will distort what is in the Bible to get the teachings and principles into their favour. They do this in order to promote their religious leader.
Basically, those who have little or no knowledge about the teachings of the Bible are most likely potential to be one of the targets of these cults for them to recruit. If cultist founds out that one person is a firm believer in the teachings of the Bible, then the cultist disregard even trying to recruit one.
One of the reasons why people join cults is because of life transition. When one is suffering from the feeling of unstableness in his life, he or she seeks for something he or she thinks will stabilize the current situation. Divorce, marriage, a new job, a death in the family, attending college for the first time are some of a person’s biggest life change that make it great for cults to do their recruiting effort.
The thing that the cultist do is to talk over to the person who is currently struggling in his life transition. Since this person is more vulnerable in this time, he or she will certainly listen and seek for the counsel of the cultist. Once the cultist finds out that this certain person listens to and becomes dependent on his counsel then it will be an opportunity for the cultist to involve the person in the cult. Once this person becomes part of the cult, he or she will have no chance to quotation and react since the cultist makes sure keep this person busy with the cult task and duties.