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A cult in the websters is defined as a system of religious worship especially with the reference to its rites and ceremonies The word cult comes from the Latin word cultus which means worship In this sense the cultic act is an act of worship involving external rites and ceremonies as well as attitudes of reverential homage12 But what makes a cult a cult At one point in time Lutheranism evangelical Jews and even Christianity were considered cults Cults differ from other religious organizations in terms of leadership rituals and their doctrines Cults are led by a charismatic leader who exercises authoritarian leadership cultists engage in rituals that are out of the norm and their doctrines contradict that of the scriptures Such a cult is the Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity better known as the Unification Church The Unification Church was founded in 1954 by a North Korean named Sun Myung Moon Its purposes are two-fold first to resolve the complex problems of our age with a new principle based on Godism and second to build the Heavenly Kingdom on Earth63 The church spread to different countries around the world Followers of this church are called the Moonies and they claim to have two to three million members world-wide God is now throwing Christianity away and is now establishing a new religion and this new religion is the Unification Churchwith the fullness of time God has sent his messenger to resolve the fundamental questions of life and the universe His name is Sum Myung MoonDivine Principle Sun Myung Moon which means shinning proper letter was born on January 6 1920 in North Korea His religious background was that of Presbyterian His parents sent him to Seoul were he attended high school at a Pentacostal chruch and went to Japan to attend Waseda university where he graduated from electrical engeneering On Easter morning of 1936 Moon realized that he had
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