Always there have been real followers of Jesus who only worshipped his One God, the God of Israel. Many centuries they worked and preached behind closed doors, avoiding persecution and death on the balefire. In fear of the stake for centuries the real followers of God baptised people in their faith, not demanding to be part of one or another church but being part of the Body of Christ.
Before calling a church or religious group a "cult" or "sect" one should seriously examine and clarify what one means with those qualifications.
There are people who want us to believe god had to purify Himself but that we ourself do not have to do any works any more or can do whatever we want because God brought salvation to us by His death, though God can not die. By such misleading teaching those 'preachers' are fooling not only themselves but are taking the opportunity away for others to find the Real God of gods and the entrance to the Kingdom of God.