Michelle Pfeiffer was in a cult? :-o

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imagesMichelle Pfeiffer the star of “Batman Returns” made a shocking revelation, during a recent interview with The Sunday Telegraph’s Stella magazine, that she was once involved in a cult when she first began her Hollywood career.

Pfeiffer was part of a group run by a very controlling couple who believed in breatharianism. A “breatharian”  is an individual who believes it’s possible, through meditation, to reach a level of consciousness where one can obtain all sustenance from air or sunlight, according to the Oxford Dictionaries.

The cult put the actor on a strict diet that was to difficult to adhere to. Pfeiffer told the magazine:

“I wasn’t living with them but I was there a lot and they were always telling me I needed to come more. I had to pay for all the time I was there, so it was financially very draining. They believed that people in their highest state were breatharian.”

Breatharianism has attracted controversy after it has been linked to several deaths, including a woman who died in the Scottish Highlands after a period of prolonged fasting.

Pfeiffer said, she only realized the danger she was in when she met her first husband, the actor Peter Horton, who was researching the Moonies- a quasi-Christian group regarded by some as a cult organization, for a movie role. And fortunate for her she got out of the cult.

I found this an interesting new posting, because as Michelle Pfeiffer was in a cult, she didn’t realize it until she was able to define it as that. It made me wonder, what is a cult?

The specific Christian definition of a cult is “a religious group that denies one or more of the fundamentals of biblical truths”.

The two most common teachings of cults are that Jesus was not God and that salvation is not by faith alone. A denial of the deity of Christ results in Jesus’ death not being a sufficient payment for our sins. A denial of salvation by faith alone results in salvation being achieved by our own works

In the Christian world, it is said that the two most well-known examples of cults are the Jehovah’s Witnesses and Mormons.

Jehovah’s Witnesses and Mormons believe many things that are in agreement with or similar to what the Bible teaches. However, the fact that they deny the deity of Christ and preach a salvation by works qualifies them as a cult.

There are many sincere Christians among these denomination and it is our hope and prayer that many people involved in the cults will see through the lies and will be drawn to the truth of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ alone.