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A few months ago we made the mistake of welcoming some people who came to our door to talk about their religion. Now they won't let us alone. My nephew says they are a cult, but how can we get rid of them?


Although I don’t mention groups like this by name in this column, your nephew is right. This group claims to believe in the Bible, but it adds its own teachings to the Bible, and denies what the Bible says at crucial points. The Bible itself warns that “in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits” (1 Timothy 4:1).

I don’t doubt the sincerity of those who are pursuing you; they’re convinced that their group is right and everyone else is wrong. Cults can be very aggressive, and experience shows that often the only solution for someone in your position is to tell them directly they are no longer welcome. The more you discuss with them, the more you open the door to further contacts.

Elsewhere in your letter, you acknowledge that you and your husband have never thought much about God, and I sense you have a hunger in your heart to know Him. Don’t let that hunger go unsatisfied! Instead, turn to Jesus Christ and ask Him to come into your lives. He came from Heaven to save us by His death and resurrection, and He alone can satisfy the deepest hunger of our hearts. Jesus said, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find” (Matthew 7:7).

Then ask God to lead you to a church where you can learn more about Christ and what it means to follow Him. Don’t be misled, but discover the joy of knowing you belong to Christ—now, and forever.

Find out how much Christ loves you.