JESUS’ prophecy: FALSE “Christian” sects
JESUS foretold that there will be other denominations that claim to be the true church supposedly preaching His name: “See that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many” (Mt. 24:4-5). St. Paul warns: “I urge you, brothers, to watch out for those who create dissensions and obstacles, in opposition to the teaching that you learned; avoid them.” (Romans 16:17)
What are sects?
The founder is a person who claims to be “enlightened”. The leader has much influence and authority. Most sects were founded in the last 100-150 years.
1) They try to attract as many as possible, offering “sure” salvation, often giving material and financial support.
2) They try to convince Catholics that their religion is wrong, accusing them of superstition. They try to discredit the Pope, priests, and sacraments.
3) They don’t love, have respect, nor dialogue, but try to bring people to their belief by psychological, social, and spiritual pressure. This is called “PROSYLETISM”.
How do Christian sects work?
By attacking the Church’s doctrine by confusing people with isolated phrases of the Bible to justify their doctrines; pointing out faults of members of the Catholic Church; telling them that only if they join their denomination, they will be saved; forcing people to become their members by offering benefits to them if they join (work, food, etc.) or depriving them of benefits if they don’t join.
“For if someone… preaches another JESUS than the one we preached… such people are false apostles…” (2 Cor. 11:4,13-15)