As the disciples of Christ spread and made new disciples different opinions made new groups with new leaders.
When talking about religions we particularly look at the independent and organised form of existence of a religion which one calls 'Church'.
There are lots of people who think the Jehovah’s Witnesses were founded by Charles Taze Russell, but that is not true. It is a pity that the religious organisation of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society states that it would be founded by that preacher who was at the roots of the American branch of … Continue reading It is being claimed that the religious group now known as the Jehovah’s Witnesses was started by Charles Taze Russell
In the history of Christendom we see many churches which started of as so called cults or so called heretic movements, though many years later they sometimes outgrew their original group and/or became one of the many main churches. Therefore one should be very careful by damning a group or calling ti a cult or sect, when there is not really anything what qualifies it to become called a sect or cult.
Before calling a church or religious group a "cult" or "sect" one should seriously examine and clarify what one means with those qualifications.
Lots of times Christadelphians are called a cult group, but they are a religious group where no specific human being is venerated and no human beings worshipped like in other religious Christian groups which are not called cults, like the Catholic Church where people pray to 'saints' and worship in front of statues.