Which caste belongs to the surname Mohanta?

Adventists:
A preacher named Miller was an important figure in Adventism, and it was a replacement of Protestant doctrine.
Adventists have an eventful history behind them, and the curious thing is that a woman named Ellen G. White has significantly influenced the development of this religion. The Adventists set some "end times" in their early history, fixing the second coming of Jesus Christ at certain years. For example, the year 1844 played an important role, because at this point in time the “end of the world” was expected. When this did not happen, however, a restructuring and reflection on other goals was necessary. The Adventists are among the advocates of the doctrine of the Sabbath, whereby they refer to the Sabbath as "our Saturday" and not, as usual, Sunday. They are very attuned to Jesus Christ, and according to their teaching, Jesus is God and the Son in one person. They see the Bible as the only source of divine truth, although they see certain other scriptures from previous authorities in their religion as being in some way inspired by God. For those interested there are biblical courses which are printed in the form of specially designed treatises. According to Adventist thought, humanity is at the height of its “apostasy and wickedness” from God, and so it is high time to turn to the truth. The Adventists assume the absolute truth and correctness of their religion, so that they believe they would be God's people on earth. Although they do not have a "prophet," they are in awe of any written Adventist doctrine.


Divisions of the Adventists:

General note:
There have been some break-offs in the Adventist churches, especially during World War I and World War II. The previous doctrine of neutrality in war was challenged and some refused to go to war. The “real and large” Adventist Church submitted to the “external pressure” and as a result, many Adventists went to war. The "war opponents" founded their own communities. The commonality of keeping the Sabbath unites all existing Adventist churches.

Advent Congregation Reformation Movement:

It is a church that is puritanical and very faithful to the Bible. It's a small group that attaches great importance to simplicity. For example, jewelry and make-up are avoided and when it comes to fashion, attention is paid to an appearance that meets Christian standards. The members of this church eat a vegetarian diet and generally try to live very healthy because they assume a great responsibility to God. As mentioned before, they do not go to war and stay out of "worldly" affairs anyway. E.G.White and her published works play an important role in this church too, and based on Adventist and Biblical ideas, follow a Bible study program known as Sabbath School Lessons.


Ananda Marga:

This organization was founded by an Indian whom the followers affectionately call Baba, and he has an almost “divine” status in the organization of the “Margis” - as the disciples are called. A strict lacto-vegetarian diet is prescribed, with alcohol and drug abstinence. “Baba” developed a concept - called “Prout” - for the world - to achieve long-term peace, satisfaction, political and social stability. Many of his followers are absolutely loyal and deeply believe in the absolute salvation through meditation, which is characterized by the silent recitation of mantras and contemplations. These mantras are always given to a new student through a Dada or a Didi. Dadas and Didis are monks and nuns who have dedicated themselves to the work of spreading meditation and all the ideals of Ananda Marga, and who follow even stricter rules such as celibacy. After the "new initiate" has been given the individual and personal - secret mantra, he is also given a name as a feature that he has risen again as Margi and has been accepted into the community. Asanas - i.e. yogic postures and other exercises such as the daily chanting of the sacred mantra "Baba Nam Kevalam" are part of the normal daily routine of a Margis. Ananda Marga is very well organized, because the whole world is divided into several areas, so that it is always very clear which country and which representatives belong to which "district" or to which "zone". Margis believe in ultimate union with the divine and prepare for it by disciplining themselves in this life. Ananda Marga is translated from the name a way to happiness. At events there is a lot of singing, dancing and eating together, and art also plays an important role. There are various Dadas or Didis who produce their own musical compositions or written brochures to accompany the exercises of the Margis with beautiful music and to bring life in and with Ananda Marga closer to outsiders.

Anandamayi Ma:

Although she is no longer alive, she has a significant number of disciples around the world who still praise and worship her. At a young age she was already considered redeemed, and in a short time managed to find many disciples in the West.

Apostle ministry Judah:

A community that appeals to spiritual connections and a series of divine inspirations in relation to Judah.

Babaji:

The legend about the young yogi who appears again and again at the foot of the holy mountain Himalayas to bring light into the world is the cause of some currents that have developed and worship him. Haidakhan Babaji, for example, appeared in the 1980s and there are still ashrams of him today. Some messages that he has left herald a new age that is ushered in by certain signs. There are numerous pictures of him, although there is more speculation about Babaji's appearance. Babaji is a kind of Messiah and incarnation of God, and Haidakhan Babaji is someone who believed himself to be the true Babaji. In stories it is reported that he was "there all of a sudden" without knowing where he came from, and thus one strengthens the belief in his divine origin. His disciples recite the sacred mantra "Om Namah Shivaya" and adhere to the usual yogic rules such as vegetarianism, alcohol abstinence and other ascetic principles.
But there are also other groups who proclaim the belief in a superhuman being called Babaji. For example, there is a certain succession of masters that is said to go back to Babaji as the original teacher. In this respect there is currently a large center in Holland that is supposed to convey the original Kundalini Yoga. According to her, these are techniques that slow the heartbeat and decisively improve the quality of breath and health. Even Yogananda (discussed in another section) is said to be a part of this master-following.

Baha'i:

The Bahais already count themselves among the world religions, and possibly not only because of the fact that they contain fragments from all “great” religious currents in their belief system. Its author "Baha u` Allah wrote various revelations that are considered holy scriptures. In it you read a lot of homage to the one true God, and He (God) is praised in it, similar to Islam. This shows the influence of the Muslim origin of the founder of this religion, because Jesus Christ is portrayed as an important milestone in the history of mankind in relation to God, but in the end he is not the Son of God as in Christianity. Therefore, one could see Baha'ism as a kind of liberalized Islam, because many points agree in terms of faith. In this respect, however, there are no absolutely strict rules, but rather guidelines for implementing a life according to high moral values ​​such as love for one's neighbor and peacefulness. The Bible, the Koran and other scriptures are considered holy and “God given”. Bahaism should accordingly be seen as a peaceful union of many different peoples and ethnic groups. With regard to international understanding, the Bahais put forward concepts that are intended to increase "togetherness" and harmony.

Bala Sai Baba:

He looks very similar to Sai Baba and acts similarly to his fictional role model through words and deeds of love.


BBG (Biblical Faith Congregation):

Peter Wenz is a well-known figure among the pastors who have “fully attended churches”, and he penetrates directly into the hearts of his listeners through his charismatic sermons. The BBG is a not so old movement, and this is an evangelical free church with a charismatic character. At the beginning, songs are sung in honor of Jesus Christ, there is a lot of prayer (especially for the sick) and this is usually followed by a lively address that does not take place from the center of the pulpit, as is usual, but through continuous movements on the stage. Many gestures, healing expressions and joyful elements play a very important role here. There is a large congregation in the Stuttgart area, and the weekend gatherings are attended in large numbers with up to thousands of guests. Jesus Christ is at the center of the teaching, although a dogmatic presentation of the contents of the faith is not placed too much value, since the spirit and not the "letter" should play a major role. This means that you adjust to the inner connection with Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit, and you are sure that Christ will answer - if you ask and ask him urgently. The BGG has many facilities and organizes many activities such as sports or music clubs for young people. So it is not surprising if the young people are also very numerous at all the meetings, because the entire program is very modern compared to “conventional” church services.

Church of Satan (La Vey):

Anton Szandor La Vey is one of the representatives of materialistic Satanism because he did not believe in the actual existence of Satan personified. The frequent mention of his opinion that man is only an animal is characteristic of his teaching, because he assumes that low motives of the “piggy” human peculiarity are responsible for the conditions in this world. He stands for a “liberated” and unbridled person who only adheres to the laws of his own nature, instead of “dead rules” by non-existent gods. He assumes that the suppression of many natural needs first promotes the perversion and abnormality of the human being, so that he speaks of a life unleashed from all conventions, which in this respect also no longer attracts direct harm and "evil".

Church of Euthanasia:

She propagates through her leader - Rev. Korda, that there are too many people in the world and that it would be better if the number could be decimated through suicide or suicide. On the homepage of this community there are even descriptions of how best to slaughter a human body and then properly "process" it.



Christian Science:

Christian Science was founded by Mary Baker Eddy. Mary Baker Eddy is an absolute exception among the religions founded in the 19th century, because with all the others that were founded around this time on the American continent - there was a man at the top. Mary Baker Eddy wrote her comprehensive “Compendium” of Spiritual and Medical Views entitled Science and Health With Keys to the Scriptures, and that book contains the entire doctrinal structure of this Church. It describes the possibility of spiritual healing through a "divine mind" in which there is no disorder and no chaos. Correctly applied, the Divine Mind therefore harbors the healing for every disease, and so one recognizes that man and the whole of creation are not material but absolutely spiritual. From this point of view there is actually no more illness and no death, because these "grievances" only arise from a deficit and error for which the person is responsible. If you put your life in God's hands, you get an all-round balanced and content life far away from material worries and hardships. That is why it is important to let go and to follow the spiritual path consistently. The word "Divine Mind" appears very often in this book, and one recognizes that trust in Divine Power is required to bring about all imaginable "miracles". Mary Baker Eddy describes how she has witnessed many healings and, through her spiritual power, solved incurable and hopeless cases through her own method. It is very noteworthy that this is a belief that should be tested on the practical test in order to prove its effectiveness, seriousness and truthfulness. Eddy describes a living God who not only "watches" but will also actively intervene in people's lives - as long as they follow his rules. God is not only a "distant" entity from the Bible whose works and deeds can be read in it, but an omnipotent and omnipresent God whose power and energy is effectively experienced and felt through the use of the divine mind.

Spin-off:

Kappeler Institute. It is based on Max Kappeler who has dealt in depth with the teachings of Mary Baker Eddy and not only because of the fact that he was a member of her church for years.

Christian community (Rudolf Steiner):

The combination of esoteric and profound views of Christian symbols play a major role in the community that was founded by Steiner in the early 20th century. Theosophical features are often to be found in teaching, and so there are many elements that prove that it is a religion that avoids polarization, and on the basis of which a liberal Christian value is represented.

Christian community of Norwegians:

It is a community that adheres to puritanical rules and forms.


Daskalos:

Daskalos was a respected wisdom teacher who caused a sensation with his appearance not only on his home island. He taught the unity, love and open moral values ​​that played an important role for him to perfect man. Since he assumed that the search for truth was to be sought in one's own self, he combined his theses with spiritual exercises that should help the seeker further. That is why his followers are also called seekers of truth. In addition, he very often healed sick people who came to him out of last hope and need. Some books have been written about Daskalos, which are supposed to present an account of his "holiness".


Durgamayi Ma:

Durgamayi Ma has temples or ashrams in Ulm and Berlin.

Eckankar:

You could call it the religion of soul travel, as this is a fundamental part of the theory and practice of this community. Paul Twitchell - the founder - reportedly came into contact with certain masters who taught him this path, and Eckankar is actually the transformation Far Eastern secret teachings in the "western" version. Basically it is about the visualization of the "eternal existence" through methods that are supposed to prove this irrevocably. The respectively living corner master or "Mahanta" should help on the outer and especially on the inner level to such "excursions" of the soul body and additionally offer refuge in case of difficulties. Dreams are an important factor in this, and the meticulous examination of the related content is important. According to Eckankar's teaching, a dream can represent a kind of out-of-body experience and contribute to important insights. Otherwise, every conceivable situation and treatise in life represents a possible "hint or hint" for instruction, and therefore an "Eckist" should "live" every moment that seems so unimportant very consciously and attentively. The book of the "corner parables" shows different situations of this kind and explains how important it is to look at things from a different point of view. A thought of an argument that Satan would be God's helper or even spy, which is strange for the Christian world, can initially shock, but in this respect one realizes very quickly that this is a matter in the context of the origin of this religion - a very concrete view - which could appear plausible in the individual case of the religious classification.There is a number of study material that is only made available to members, and for those interested there is e.g. reading that brings the teaching of Eckankar closer, such as some books on practical instructions for soul travel. It is assumed that there are different levels and worlds in which spiritual beings lead an independent existence, and it can be that you meet them - such as mystical figures with spiritual-sounding names, guardians of great wisdom, teachers, deceased and many other. It is very important to trust the Mahanta and to ask him for help if necessary. The word "HU" is another protection, because by reciting this holy word of the name of God - a certain protection is expected. Overall, Eckankar works with different "mantras" anyway, in order to either initiate the out-of-body journey or, as in the above-mentioned case, to get an effective effect such as protection. At Eckankar, soul travel is integrated into an entire teaching structure, so that it does not serve as an end in itself for trying out “higher spiritual experiences”, but rather to give the theoretical view a solid foundation.
Fiat Lux:

This is an order that was founded by Erika Bertschinger Eike alias "Uriella". After a fall, Uriella was commissioned by a vision to be the trance mouthpiece of Jesus Christ. From around 1977 she began to receive visions and messages from Jesus Christ. The Fiat Lux Order has acquired some properties where the disciples live together, and Uriella has laid down different rules for the religious community there. Her husband "Icordo" - co-heads the "company" and of course he also plays a very important role. The life of a Fiat Lux trailer should be characterized by constant discipline and self-criticism, so that the continuous development of all virtues can take place. That is why a Fiat Lux trailer is only strictly vegetarian raw food, stays away from worldly pleasures, avoids radio and television, pays attention to mental and spiritual cleanliness, tries not to hurt anyone mentally or physically and listens to the word of Jesus Christ - revealed through Uriella.

Free Scientologists:

Free Scientologists offer the "Bridge to Freedom" to the "Clear" for less money and with less complication. They value greater freedom for the graduates and, in principle, offer the same literature - which is also available from the "great" Scientologists.

Community of friends:

The community founded by a Serious Bible Student named “Freytag” is actually very inconspicuous, but it believes it is the true religion.

Grail Message:

Oskar Ernst Bernhard (called Abd-RuShin) wrote the Grail Message and did not intend to found a community but actually only to spread his views through the publication of the Grail Message. The Grail Message consists of three standard works in which Jesus is praised as the Savior and all kinds of main religious themes appear. It's about charity, serious implementation of a Christian life and dealing with spiritual topics.

Community around Bruno Gröning:

This community is about the belief in the spiritual healing of God through Bruno Gröning. Bruno Gröning was a spiritual healer who came into action in the middle of the 20th century through some miraculous healings, such as in Rosenheim. According to reports, he healed the terminally ill from their ailments, and achieved a high degree of popularity. Grete Häussler, a contemporary witness, founded this group after his death because she felt the healing current of Gröning even after his death and has also found it in other people due to her healing. She built up a network of “Gröning believers” in which he is revered like a “messiah”. Many of his words were put in books, and so the teaching of “God's healer” could reach many people. Groening was condemned by doctors and opponents during his lifetime and, so to speak, persecuted, but that did not prevent him from continuing his "work". However, it has achieved its greatest popularity at the present time, because there are now people in many countries outside of Germany who believe in the continuing healing power of Groening. His photos alone are supposed to have a healing or soothing effect, and in this respect the belief in Gröning's healing powers is part of the central credo of this community. The intention is to give believing people - mainly from the Christian world of faith - a strong impulse to God's almighty energy. Ultimately, for example, successful healing should give a boost to individual faith. The only question is to what extent Bruno Groening has to play a role, because healing on the spiritual path through God should also be possible without a mediator. It can be a frightening scenario for a Christian to use a person's image for visualization as a backdrop for healing illnesses. The use of images of saints is present in a different context among the large churches (see Orthodox and Catholic Churches), and thus such a process can have a largely alienating effect on one's own faith. Although Jesus Christ plays an important role according to this community, Bruno Gröning takes on a higher priority due to his frequent mention. It may be that there are people who take on the suffering of others in order to free them from it - which one might suspect in Gröning due to an extreme goiter or thickening of the neck region from goiter, and his death from widespread metastatic cancer - but one must not forget that in the Christian faith Jesus Christ is the only teacher and messiah.

Hare Krsna:

The "modern" Krsna movement comes from the ancient Bhakti Yoga traditions of the Hindu beliefs. The founder of ISKCKON - a monk by the name of Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada - came to America from India in the 1960s with a few dollars in his pocket at a very old age, and within a few years he made a relatively large discipleship around the world. The Krsna movement is based on a monotheism (for Western and Western terms, polytheistic belief structure), which is strictly oriented towards a personality of God called Krsna. Krsna is also a very important figure in India outside of the Krsna movement, as he performed differently from other "saints" and, according to legend, distinguished himself through special deeds (such as his games). The actual initiator of this current is Sri Caitanya - who lived a few centuries ago and is also considered to be the incarnation of God on earth in the Krsna movement. He is described as very compassionate and absolutely devoted, so that he devoted his entire life to preaching Bhakti Yoga in the form of "chanting". Chanting is the joyful chanting of God's names and mantras, whereby the Maha mantra (Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare ...) should play the central role in the life of every “devotee”. The Japa Mala - prayer and meditation chain is used to recite this just mentioned mantra in rounds - until a certain number is reached. This procedure is intended to purify and purify the mind, because the mere mention of the name of God (Krsna) is said to have beneficial effects, since Krsna and his name are not different - but one and the same thing. It is the same with the consecrated images of God in the Krsna temple - where Krsna is also one and the same with his image. Krsna consciousness preaches and pursues a life according to the Vedic model. There are, for example, the Acaryas who have renounced worldly life in the form of strict rules and live in the temple just like other disciples. Furthermore, the Vedic model gives a life that begins as an adolescent - then a life as a housekeeper with family and then recommends a detached life in asceticism and deep meditation, separated from everything worldly. Consecrated people are therefore allowed to marry (with the exception of the monks), although they should only use sexuality to produce offspring if possible. The disciples follow a disciplined program, and in this respect the following basic rules must be observed:
No alcohol consumption
No use of tobacco or drugs of any kind
No enjoyment of meat
Daily chanting of the Maha mantra
No “forbidden” sexuality

“Prohibited sexuality” in the context of Krsna consciousness is any sexual act outside of marriage, all homosexual acts as well as sexuality within a marriage for the satisfaction of carnal urges.

Spin-offs:

There are also various splits at ISKCON, for example a community that has a guru as its leader who knew Swami Prabhupada personally. He is recognized by his disciples as the rightful successor of Prabhupada's lineage. His community is called "Pure Bhakti" and actually has the same beliefs as ISKCON. In addition, there are various other groups that are negligible and inconspicuous. This also includes a group that is particularly devoted to Sri Caitanya. They are located in Europe, including England, where they also maintain temples. (Excursion: Sri Caitanya is the preacher of Bhakti Yoga, who in modern times called for the singing of the name of God as a meditative remedy against material nature.)

Islam:

Mohammed is considered the greatest of all prophets, and we know that he “spoke” the Koran but did not write it. At the time he emerged there was in Arabia - polytheism, idolatry and no clear religious principles, so Mohammed tried to fill this vacuum with his theses. The Koran was passed on orally for years until today's book crystallized. One of the cornerstones of Islam is the pilgrimage to Mecca (Hajj), during which one takes part in various religious rituals. Furthermore, the life of a Muslim should be determined by daily prayers (oriented towards Mecca). These prayers are reverent through prostration and require absolute submission to God. God is the highest principle, and the strictly monotheistic principle has the highest rank here. In the relevant order of Islam there is only one God, and he has angels and prophets as his messengers. Jesus Christ is a prophet in Islam, but by no means the Son of God in the context of the Christian religion. In the Koran there are many references to the Bible and the Torah of the Jews, and it is mentioned that these books are also from God, with the Koran being the important end of these books as the main revelation. In many Islamic countries you can see certain adaptations and deviations from certain principles of belief (as in the Christian churches too), but the basic pillars are relatively widespread and anchored. E.g. the consumption of pork is strictly forbidden, because the pig is considered an unclean animal, and here one could recognize a borrowing from the Jewish faith. Another topic that always heats up the mind - is the position of women. According to the Koran, women are the weaker creatures who depend on their husbands, and therefore they should submit to the man's guidance. An obedient and devout woman is considered exemplary in Islam. In the mosque - the Muslim prayer house - in some countries and traditions it is sufficient if the men go to pray for the family, but there are also other groups (e.g. Muslim Ahmadiyya Jamat) where women also go to pray - but in separate rooms. In the Islamic world there are the Sunnis and Shiites who can only be traced back to various descendants or successors of Muhammad. Although progress is often not seen or expected in Islamic countries these days, Arabic (Muslim) philosophy and science have definitely influenced certain branches of global culture significantly. Particularly through the advance of the Ottoman rulers and Arab warlords, certain cultural traditions have established themselves in many European countries.

Jainism:

An ancient religion based on a master succession called Tirthankaras. The first of them was Adinath, and they are souls who were enlightened to serve humanity and bring them the happiness of truth and salvation. Jainas live a nonviolent life in that they not only eat a vegetarian diet, but also wear a face mask and often a "sweeper" with them so as not to injure even invisible microorganisms. Its main symbol is the Svasika, which is known to have been abused and used by the Nazis. There are some scriptures such as the Samansuttam, and these are very old traditions and scriptures. Actually one can consider the Jainas as largely "atheistic" or at least as a "non-theistic" religion, because they do not believe in a personified deity, but in a recurring cycle of birth, and the ultimate dissolution in eternal perfection. This can only be achieved through practice and discipline, whereby one attaches great importance to leaving each Jaina the decision and responsibility for himself. So there is no so-called “priesthood that watches over a possible“ community ”, but a loose association of many“ followers ”. As in other religions, there are also monks or nuns here who are understandably subject to even "tougher" rules.

Johannische Church:

A church that works through its social institutions primarily through spiritual and spiritistic processes.

Kalindi La Gourasana:

Kalindi is a western teacher who combines sexual practices and related theories to the extent that she mixes a synthesis of Far Eastern mysticism with western liberal and quite permissive thinking for her students.

Catholic Church:
She considers herself to be the only "saving" Church, and represents the doctrine that Peter was the first Pope. The papacy resembles an autocratic system of determining all doctrines without compromise. The Pope has the right to dictate any doctrine and his word is absolutely infallible. The “representative of God on earth” holds an office that gives him great worldly, political and also spiritual power. Thus the word of the Pope is at the same time a law and the bulls that it enforces are comparable to divinely inspired writings from the point of view of the Catholic Church. The terminology of the church includes terms from the church's own traditions and so-called "church-internal" language. Furthermore, the Latin language is used for liturgy, and thus the Catholic worship takes on a solemn and spiritual form. The Inquisitions and the Crusades are a chapter that cannot be ignored, but to put it in a few words, the events of that time can be related to the character of this church as follows: The absolute claim and the conviction that people of different faiths are cut off from "salvation" was and always is still very strong. In spite of everything, one must praise the fact that the Catholic Church has produced a great number of charitable projects and personalities, and thus it also participates in the alleviation of many problems in various hot spots on earth. This is not only advantageous for the reputation of the church, but also through the steadily growing insight and recognition of past misconduct, such as participation in crimes under National Socialist rule.

Opus Dei (Catholic Order):

It is a strictly Catholic order recognized by the Pope. Opus Die was founded by a Spanish priest, and is popular with people who long for a line-loyal, “catechism-firm”, and orthodox Catholicism. The point is - to consider and include God as an integral part of daily events and all activities. Moral commandments such as renouncing sexuality before marriage play an important role, and life is understood as an absolute opportunity for total service to God.

Komaja:

Aba Aziz Makaja (Franjo Milicevic) is the name of the leader of this rather young group (around since 1978). He comes from Croatia and mixes old Far Eastern teachings with new kinds of traditions such as the "Western-inspired" interpretation of certain sexual theories. There is a widely recognized sex therapy concept that promises to liberate sexuality and loosen other blockages. In this respect, we are dealing with a community that propagates and uses free sex. Makaja represents a teaching that is largely permeated by already existing elements, and thus he has a repertoire of theses that are adaptable and easy to expand. 7 basic rules regulate life forms such asVegetarianism, non-violence, open love and abstinence from intoxicants. Makaja is an open and liberal leader of his community, so you shouldn't imagine an absolutely strict organization with constrictive religious rules.

Kabbalah Center:

The Kabbalah Center has become known through some "celebrities" such as Madonna. The Kabbalah Center was founded by "Rabbi Berg". The Kabbalah is used in conjunction with the Zohar to put sacred letters, words and meanings into practical context. It is therefore assumed that these two scriptures can give the answers to all the riddles of life, whereby it is not necessarily about their content as such, but about the use of certain letters and symbols. They assume that God wants to give and take joy, and so that this is also transferred to man - and he comes into the taste of higher spiritual levels, he should use the Kabbalah in his life. In Kabbalah, the human being is described as a vessel that until now has only wanted to receive, and so that this can be changed, the human being must awaken and use this "technique" for the good of his soul.

Meher Baba:

Most of the time he was silent about his “teaching” and was still considered an avatar and master of “Kali Yuga”. Until his death the steady number of his disciples grew who even wore his picture around their necks. His disciples still revere him today as an incarnation of God, and in his teachings poetically and artistically proclaimed the various aspects of the divinity of creation and the universe.

Mother Meera:

Mother Meera is an Indian "enlightened" woman who lives in Germany, to whom people can come to resolve internal blockages, crises and serious questions. She sits across from the visitors and communicates not with words but with intense glances.

Mormons:
They believe in a Book of Mormon as scripture. This book says something about certain Native Americans who are not even remotely mentioned in any recognized history book. It mentions that Jesus Christ visited the American continent after his crucifixion, resurrection and subsequent ascension to heaven. The idea would be, not a bad thing, but with all due respect, certain things that should have happened before and after the alleged arrival of Christ among these "natives" are somehow not serious enough to withstand the holy record of the Bible. For example, it is reported that a few hundred years before Christ his Church had properly baptized members. According to the account, the Nephites - as they are called in the book, were baptized by a certain Alma long before Jesus Christ was even born on earth in Israel as the son of Mary and Joseph, and as a result were numbered among the people of the Church of Jesus Christ . This seems to be an unrealistic representation that could not agree with a biblical chronological picture of the Church of God. For what reason should people be baptized in his name before the coming of Jesus Christ, and what would be the purpose of that act many years before the exemplary atoning death of the Messiah? Jesus Christ came to earth to help people learn the truth, and his life was the best example of an immaculate existence on earth. From the Bible the appearance of Jesus Christ on the world stage can be inferred as a decisive and absolutely striking event, whereby the baptism in his name is only mentioned in the Bible after the date of the baptism of the Lord himself. Isaiah, Jeremiah, Malachi and some other prophets who functioned as mouthpieces of God in pre-Christian times do not mention in a single sentence of their writings that it would be necessary to be baptized. The Book of Mormon has stories and events that are too direct and naive that they might not appear serious enough to the observer. If, for example, a people multiplies and even splits in such a short time, with wars and conflicts playing a major role, then one realizes that the writer of this book had very little knowledge of ethnology. Furthermore, the stories are nowhere else written down in this book, so that even a layperson can claim that the peoples mentioned therein (Nephites and Lamanites) and everything related to them are fictitious. A Mormon could counter that the Bible would also be historically questioned, but this argument does not stand up to the fact that the stories from the Bible at least roughly coincide with the chronological tradition, and especially many of the people mentioned therein are in opposition to those of the Book of Mormon truly existed. Scientifically speaking, the peoples of the American continent do not show any characteristics that prehistoric Christians ever lived there on such a scale, and it has also been proven that the Indians have no relation to the race from the Middle East - as the Book of Mormon claims. In this respect, one can safely assume that there is almost no evidence at all for the authenticity of this book. The moral content of the Book of Mormon is not that important either, because if you consider that it reports that an allegedly Christian people were sent by God to war against their enemies, then as a sincere Christian you will find an indication of a confused mixture the martial ideals of the Israelite people in their struggle for the promised land, and the absolutely peaceful approach of Jesus Christ with only spiritual weapons. Jesus Christ taught that one should pray for one's enemies, and with the pictorial example of "turning the other cheek after being struck on the one," he made his point of view absolutely clear. As a result, it is very difficult to imagine that the "Christian Nephite" wars were waging, among other things, very bloodthirsty. On closer inspection, the Mormons value their book much higher than the Bible, because they also state in their Articles of Faith that they believe in the absolute correctness of this book and add that they also do with the Bible “if it has been translated correctly "And thus leave doubts about the complete authenticity of the Bible.
Bottom line about Mormons: They have very good approaches and resolutions, but fail on some important Christian issues. The Mormons appear as paradoxical Christians who, on closer inspection, are more orthodox than expected. But they also create a feeling of security by trying to maintain an absolutely optimistic attitude, and in their meetings there are moments of "inner contemplation" and reflection. The course of the very warm and personal meetings is very exemplary, because in each of the 2 of the 3 hours, the needs of children, women, men or even interested parties are addressed. Sacrament meeting is a great way to reflect on your life in the face of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. The speeches can also go straight to the heart, because they mostly arise from deep faith, and this fact is reinforced when a tear flows from time to time. A good opportunity to testify about one's own faith is the meeting of the same name - which takes place once a month, and in which each member can stand up to share things that have strengthened and strengthened their faith.
A person who does not judge so strictly could very well feel at home with the Mormons, because their faith contains many important facets of a Christian life. But if you wanted to do a meticulous search for scientific facts about the “additional holy books”, you would very quickly come up against the limits of what is currently available.

Church of Jesus Christ (Billings):
J.D. Billings poses as a prophet of the modern age and proclaims his own views on the "truth" in weekly meetings. He sees himself as a true and rightful herald of the Lord's message. The meetings can often even be viewed on the Internet on a website specially set up for this purpose.


Church of Jesus Christ with the Elijah message:

This church could be described as another branch of the Church that Joseph Smith founded. It is based on a split from the Church of Jesus Christ (Tempel Lot), and is based on the "Revelations" by Otto Fetting and W. Draves. Both were leading members of the "Temple Lot" Church and claimed at some point an angel had appeared to them to establish the true Church of Jesus Christ in the last days. This angel is said to have been none other than John the Baptist! So he came in angelic form and preached a series of messages that can be found in the book "The Word of the Lord". So the holy books of this fellowship are the Bible, the Book of Mormon, and "The Word of the Lord." This is a very small community that wants to convey a strong bond with Jesus Christ with its magazine “Voice of Joy”.

Church of Jesus Christ (Strangites):

The strangites go back to J. Strang who is said to have received several revelations.


Community of Christ (Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ):

This is the largest split from the "Utah Mormon Church" because they are the second largest "Mormon Church" in number. Initially, her prophets were descendants of Joseph Smith, but now that purpose is no longer adhered to. The Bible, Book of Mormon, and Doctrine and Covenants are considered scriptures, but not the Pearl of Great Price as the Utah Mormons do. The Bible plays a bigger role with you than with the latter, and there are several other differences, such as the ordination of women in priesthood offices. In relatively recent times, there have been recurring conflicts and divisions with elders and priesthood holders because the fellowship of Christ has changed over time. For example, extensive liberalization has taken place, which some conservative members did not like, after which they decided to leave after holding conferences.

Spin-offs from the Reorganized Church LDS:

Due to the constant "liberalization" of the reorganized church, such as the admission of offices for women and other commandments, conferences of elders have formed which demanded an innovation. As a result, some free churches were founded with appeals to the Holy Spirit of God. They believe in ongoing revelations, and all previous visions and announcements of the "prophets". The translation of the Book of Mormon is the same as that of the Reorganized Church. (Excursion: There are two translations of the Book of Mormon. One translation is used by the "Utah Mormon Church" and the other is used by the "Reorganized Churches").


Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonites):

This is also a very small group that goes back to a contemporary of the 19th century, namely Bickerton.

Church of Christ (Temple LOT):

This community is also very small and only represented in the USA, but it has missionaries in Europe. They adhere to the fundamental doctrines of the religion founded by Joseph Smith, with the natives of the American continent playing a particularly important role for them. Since many of them are considered to be descendants of the described peoples of the Book of Mormon, it is precisely this community among the small “Mormon” currents that deals with them.

Various other Churches based on the Book of Mormon and similar:

In summary, one can list a certain "Congregation of Elders" that also advocates polygamy. They call themselves School of Prophets or LDS - like Latter Day Saints. In their teaching there is a very centralistic and authoritarian picture of leadership, faith and truth in that the place where they reside is called the one Jesus has chosen for his second coming. Accordingly, every member of this equally small community should settle near this place. In terms of teaching, they do not differ significantly from the others, although of course they have fewer resources and buildings available to spread out and gather accordingly. Furthermore, there is actually no proselytizing with them in this sense, and the consequence of this is logically a very small increase. These smaller communities are popular, anyway if at all mostly only through disappointed members of the larger "Mormon churches".

New Church:


New Apostolic Church:

In the New Apostolic Church one believes in apostolic succession, and thus there are Chief Apostles and various offices that should be directly authorized by God. One believes in the established apostolic pattern as it was in the days of the first Christian communities. It is a predominantly Christian body of thought, with the central message that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and Messiah.


Nirmala Devi:

A master who is very educated and known worldwide. She teaches Kundalini Yoga and describes herself as a mother for all human beings. Through them and the practice of Kundalini Yoga, the path to enlightenment and truth should be paved.

Order - Golden Dawn:

Aleister Crowley the satanic grand master was a master of this "lodge community". It is an ancient order that uses various degrees from beginner to master by praising the divinity of man.

OSHO Sanyassins:

Osho is a curious figure of the 20th century because his appearance has cast a spell over millions of people in a strange way. Due to his outstanding intelligence, the former philosophy professor, according to his own reports, provoked very early on and defied conventions. He is special because he came from the Indian subcontinent and spread doctrines that were unique and unexpectedly liberal. The Indian religious system with its castes, restrictive regulations, and degradation of women meant nothing to him, and so he introduced an absolutely free-thinking culture of rebellion. Rebellion insofar as his disciples were accordingly urged to have free sex, open feelings, direct emotionality, and renunciation of religious conventions, and one can imagine that this was not only viewed with suspicion in India. Meditations in which joy, sadness, sexual instincts, any outbursts of emotions, dances and singing are used, mark the path of a Sanyassin who begins by receiving a new name, an "independent path of freedom and self-determination". Osho attached importance to authenticity, honesty and awareness in action, so that he assumed that the whole of life could represent a festival and meditation at any moment. For him, meditation was not just a silent session, but also a contemplative attitude towards all things, such as the conscious perception of the beauty and aesthetics of a situation. Today the center of his disciples is in Poona (India), where his ashes have been lying since his death (1989). He also became known through a city that he had built in the USA, and every day he checked with one of his Rolls Royce whether his eager disciples were busy at work. He was a guru of money and wealth, because he owned several expensive watches, Rolls Royce and other expensive valuables, but that did not bother his disciples. He propagated a new way of thinking - completely detached from traditional thought patterns, and thereby created a magnetic pole for many younger people who were looking for independence and freedom. His abhorrence of religious dogmas and “dusty regulations” was very great, and one could see his academic liberalism very much. He was very happy to quote from Nietzsche's writings, thereby underlining his atheistic conception of life, and yet ultimately leaving the question of the existence of a god largely open. During his student days and afterwards, he had already shown an excellent memory by reading many philosophical books, because he gave all of his lectures by heart and without any reference. He was able to speak very quickly and on the other hand more calmly to the disciples sitting cross-legged in front of him, whereby his presence alone aroused great enthusiasm among his disciples.

Osho's brother:

Osho's brother has founded a community that is a mixture of moral piety and spiritual liberation according to Osho's "patterns". He combines certain health rules (which Osho never mentioned) with ideas from Osho, and at the same time describes himself as his successor. His "team" consists of two other gurus - a woman and a man.


Peyote Church:

This community is very strange, because on the one hand they adhere to certain strict rules and laws from the uch Mormon, and on the other hand they have nothing to do with any Mormon church, and thus they lead a completely different lifestyle. For them, the plant "Lophophora Williamsi" - the peyote cactus is a sacred object that should be cherished, cared for, protected and consumed. This psycho-plant evokes drug-like states in which hallutions, visions and other such mental states can occur. It is a plant of some Native American tribes, and was ingested by them for contact with "the higher self" and "God." This community, which esoterically and frankly connects different cults and views with one another, adheres to this. For example, sexual liberation also plays an important role in the spiritualization of life. The US-based community lovingly grows several of these species of cacti so that they can be consumed by them on a regular basis.


Philadelphia Community:

Christian community based in Leonberg (BW) - founded by a gentleman named Röckle. They have a lot of agriculture and live a strict life according to biblical principles.


Raelians:

Its founder considers himself a mouthpiece for extraterrestrials. He plans to build a message for the extraterrestrials who will eventually land on earth. Different meditation techniques and contemplations should help the student on the way to knowledge.

Rastafarian:

A mixture of certain natural cults and monotheistic Judeo-Christian ideas.



Sufi society of Hazrat Inayat Khan:

These Sufis are characterized by a liberal attitude to all other cults, in that they quote from some other religions and try to get the best out of them. The classic meditative "turning" of the Sufis is of course also used here, and these are practices that are supposed to connect the spirit and the soul with the universal soul - namely God.


Sri Ramana Maharshi:

Its simplicity and calm charisma cast a spell on seekers of truth, and by deciphering many Hindu teachings through simple explanations, he brought about an understandable exposition of complex beliefs.



Sikh:

Guru Nanak is the founder of this religion, which has its members mainly in India. Nanak wanted to combine the best aspects of Islam and the beliefs of those around him into a "higher" religion. Therefore he gave the belief in a single true God in connection with many other rules from the Far Eastern culture. The Sikh men, for example, do not shave and wear their uncut hair under a turban. There are different colors of the turbans, which express a corresponding degree or position within this religion. The surnames Singh and Kaur express the affiliation to Sikhism, because that is what all men and women call themselves. This, of course, comes from a time when Sikhs began to defend themselves by force of arms, and therefore one can attribute a certain code of honor to them, which they defend by all means. Their hygiene rules meet high standards, they abstain from intoxicants and try to lead an independent life to a large extent. Therefore you follow the principle that every person should provide his family with financial means through diligent work, and should not adjust to an ascetic monk life far away from these things.

Scientology:

L. Ron Hubbard began writing fictional stories that were very imaginative very early in his life. Due to his many trips after dropping out of his studies, he got to know very many different cultures and people, which, according to his reports, helped him to gain a deeper understanding of the function of the human mind. He developed "Dianetics" to help people to "ascend" using these methods. The end result of the training and deepening in the individual areas of the human mind should then be the "operating thetan" - a largely perfect creature who has a perfect basis for all of his actions. Auditing, the study of various Hubbard's writings, and other methods are intended to give a person who embarks on "the path of Dianetics" the opportunity to free themselves from their "engrams" and limitations. For example, there is an "E-Meter" that is supposed to give a conclusive picture of the emotion during the answer to any question to the person asked.

Sai Baba:

The followers of Sai Baba, who has millions of followers in India, are among the most variable in your view of him. Some consider him to be the incarnated personality of God on earth, others to be a saint or guru - that is, a perfect master. The curious thing about him is that he even predicted his own departure - that is, death, and that seems supernatural. Sai Baba is actually not a miracle healer, although according to the stories it does happen from time to time that believing disciples are healed through him. To this end, he presents a number of other "miracles" to the public, such as the "materialization of holy ashes" which he distributes to his disciples, or on special occasions he materializes a sacred object called a "lingam". His teaching is about the union of all religions, or at least their basic contents. He likes to see himself as the "Jesus Christ" mentioned in the Bible, with parallels that he draws to him. Love is often cited with reference to its mention in all major religions, namely that it is the greatest of all virtues. In this respect, the disciples of Sai Baba are also involved in various charitable projects in order to show their love for people in need in this way.

Sri Chinmoy:

He is an artist and a former student of Sri Aurobindo. Sri Chinmoy writes several poems, songs and texts every day, paints and draws many paintings and is on the road a lot at international events - especially for interreligious exchange. He runs marathons and is also known for lifting weights well above his own. His disciples meet at least once a year for a large multi-day gathering in New York (where Sri Chinmoy also lives). There is a lot of meditation and sport at this gathering. Sri Chinmoy Organization is anyway very much characterized by sporting activities, and therefore sporting activity is very important, and the associated healthy lifestyle (vegetarianism, no alcohol, no drugs, etc.) is therefore a matter of course. Sri Chinmoy is revered as a consummate and perfect Master, and one of the main meditations is to stare at a particular image of his face. These pictures are special - and are considered to be transcendent - i.e. not conventional, because they show a perfect master who did not have these pictures made of himself by chance but with a certain intention.

Tyohar:

Tyohar is a relatively young Israelite. He was a disciple of Osho and acquired many charismatic traits of Osho in order to be able to build up his own group in a short time. His views reflect the words of Osho, and it could be said that he found some of the interesting elements to teach them.

Theosophy:

Helena Petrovna Blavatsky wrote several treatises on cosmogeny, in which there are quite astonishing and accurate scientific facts about the origin of the world and man. Her main works "Isis Unveiled" and "The Secret Doctrine" have, according to Blavatsky, a summary of all the important teachings of the world's religions and schools of the spirit. Different directions have developed out of theosophical teaching and from these different directions, in turn, new ideas and even ideologies have emerged. Rudolf Steiner - the founder of anthroposophy went through "the school of theosophy".

Temple Society:

There is a dubious history of the temple society, which was founded in Baden Württemberg and is still based today.




Transcendental Meditation:

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi is a very well-known meditation teacher, and not only because the Beatles made a pilgrimage to him. His organization, which is now located worldwide, teaches "yogic flying" (levitation), through a meditation that is supposed to get very deep into the spiritual structures of the person and thus bring about effective relaxation. In this meditation, each practitioner is given a personal secret mantra, which he then recites during his daily practice or meditation session. The positive side effects are said to be higher intelligence, better training of moral abilities and more intensive ability to concentrate. However, learning this meditation (which is done in several steps) is very expensive and not many people have access to this particular meditation method.

Original Christians (Christadelphians):

The Christadelphians are organized without a central structure, so there is no real “power center” that decides on the “worldwide” congregations. They are independent assemblies that are connected to one another through a certain basic Christian understanding and beliefs. You could call them very faithful to the Bible, since they use the Bible from an exclusive “study book”. The brochures and tracts do not deviate too dogmatically from the basic teachings of the Bible, but try to adhere to the scriptures as precisely as possible.


Universal life:

Gabriele Wittek founded this community, and over time it has grown into considerable popularity. The campaigns against the consumption of meat often attract attention. The “early Christians” - as they call themselves - made vegetarianism one of their main messages, and so this topic fills many pages of their brochures and tracts. They consider it a great sin to harm animals and that is why they have set up many support facilities for animals of all kinds. There are, for example, donation funds or properties that are specially designed for the care and supply of poss
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(22-11-2008, 01:22) Offen wrote: I'm new to your forum, but I know almost every sect and religion because I've been researching it for years.
In my occupation with it I realized that many so-called sects are actually very good for people and do not harm them but also do them good.

Quote:Church of Euthanasia:

She propagates through her leader - Rev. Korda, that there are too many people in the world and that it would be better if the number could be decimated through suicide or suicide. On the homepage of this community there are even descriptions of how best to slaughter a human body and then properly "process" it.

And something should be good for people?: Shifty:
No, this Church of Euthanasia is a dangerous sect full of sick people.
In my opinion, the sickest and most dangerous of all.
Hi, hi, so if I don't feel like it anymore, I'll be smart about their homepage. My wife can then dispose of me according to the instructions, but please so that everything is done in an environmentally friendly and environmentally friendly way ... BRÜLL
Hello dear forum, I am an Adventist myself and have to contradict the fact that Adventists believe everything unseen!

I am not sure if it is correct if I refer to the following link, in which I wrote a post about divine revelations:

http://www.forum.livenet.ch/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=7357&start=160#p571574

If this form of notification is not correct, just send me a PM or an email!

Thanks!

Greetings from SunFox
(03-04-2009, 08:29) SunFox wrote: Hello dear forum, I am an Adventist myself and have to contradict the fact that Adventists believe everything unseen!

Hello SunFox,

welcome.

Just to believe that God "reveals" himself "personally", I already consider to be "to believe everything unseen".

Greeting

DE