These days, there is not much changed concerning opposition against the teachings of Jesus Christ and the preaching of Good News.
A look at the bible Students and different Jehovah's Witnesses regulations or prescriptions and rules for undergoing baptism.
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.
We should not be afraid to do research outside of the Bible. There are still many other things to be found, by doing so, that Jehovah’s people have yet to learn. To stop researching our Faith would be a big mistake. If we have “The Truth” than there is nothing to fear from such investigations. The trinitarians who say there is only one Bible the right one are giving several reasons for atheists and people against God to have enough proof to show them they are wrong also in their belief of God, because their sayings or words even do not match the bible words or ancient manuscript words and as such those people give a proof there would not exist a God.
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.
Not many believers may considered wise or powerful according to human standards, or may not being 'well born' or from "blue blood". In the Scriptures may be found many words also from foolish men. Many wrong actions of men are notated in the bible so that people can learn from them. Those foolish things of the world God chose in order that He might put to shame the wise, and the weak things of the world God chose in order that He might put to shame the strong, and the insignificant of the world.