How does a cult work-Esther Arunga’s case.

Posted: February 18, 2010 in Uncategorized

There has been news all over that Esther Arunga a very cute promising media personality has joined a cult, and word has it that she has ‘dumped’ her employer, her wedding day and family to be with Tusker Project Fame teacher and jazz musician pastor Joseph Nimroo Hellon of The Finger of God Church in Runda. Weather that’s true or not it gat me thinking.
Humans have a superstitious part in them and no matter where they come from they b’live or worship one thing or another, and if you read carefully the bible warns about such that traps people in unrealistic believes, Paul in his letter to Gallatian warns against new cultist teachings by Anathemas and I must admit sikuhizi nimekua lazy kusoma bible God help me! So its not a new thing right ?
There has been many cults in Kenya and I witnessed one in our home area where the faithfuls[belonging to a church of Akorino, that women were pink long clads] wa promised that Jesus is coming and they sold all their belongings, there was even a teacher that resigned from work , parents made their children drop out of school, and they painted all their possessions white meaning pureness , its even said one of the Mokorino painted his hens white lol! now that is absurd. Unfortunately the ‘Jesus ship’ supposed to pick them from some mountains in Gilgil wasnt coz the police stopped them and gave them a thorough beating.
Cults aren’t a new thing but this is a different case , Esther is a very learned lady, working in the best media company in Kenya and she has all info and many people are asking how ? how? How? But we have to know that Cults use sophisticated mind control and recruitment techniques that have been refined over time, stop thinking that you are immune from cult involvement, the cults have millions of members around the world who once thought they were immune, and still don’t know they are in a cult! To spot a cult you need to know how they work and you need to understand the techniques they use.
Cults, wonderful on the outside but on the inside are very manipulating. Cult leaders are desperate to trick you into joining. They are after your obedience, your time and your money. I believe most people think cults are associated with funny poor people wearing sac clothes or funny stuff, weird and emotionally unstable characters. But that is misconception, and also one thing u gat to know not all cults are religious we have commercial cults who send you many tapes videos on how to get rich etc also
Self Help &Counseling targeting business people etc , we have political cults and that one you my friend know very well about that looser called Hitler .
So when someone tells you of a new secret to happiness, or heath , financial freedom or religion satisfaction, or someone tells you of a new way of life be and trade carefully .
As for now in this Esther’s case I would urge all people to pray for her please, coz it will devastate her life if she doesn’t realized early enough and she will have to work very hard and long time to recover and regain her confidence. I also pray when she realizes her mistake if what is alleged is true people will understand and help her out.

  1. lorrie says:

    Very good advice here! You are right, evil will mislead with no concern for status, be it up and over or down and out… it seeks to ensnare all. It is very sad and it is always my prayer that God will protect me from being deceived. I hope and pray as you do that the Holy Spirit will open her eyes and that she has the wisdom to take the opportunity early on to get out. It’s never too late though and I say to all who might hear Satan’s voice over their shoulder suggesting such that he is a liar!! It is never ever ever too late to come to God or to return to Him.. His is love and He is full of Mercy.
    Bless you Lawi for this fabulous and compassionate post. I hope it touches many hearts.

  2. jesusfreak7 says:

    thanks Lorrie ! 😀 its my prayer too
    be blessed too

  3. Ben says:

    Lawrence you are spot on. Its called mind control- Someone wipes your mind clean through a process similar to “getting saved” then programmes you. After that, then he or she presses the commands and the victims just follow suit! The tragedy is that they do not know whats happening to them and its even more dangerous to inform them! It requires de-programming process to help such a person. If she can get out of it as soon as possible, then she may recover. Otherwise its a dangerous situation to be in! I imagine the leader presses the button…leave your job! you are safe here…..leave your family……marry so and so…… commit suicide…..Its tragic but true! Be warned of funny churches, some don’t even pray God! My advise is that people should pray hard, read the bible and better attend a church that has known history!

  4. Lydia says:

    She admitted to be part of the cult and claims she has been there for a long time.

  5. Its so sad.i pray 4 her 2 get bk 2 her own self.ths story made my eyes wet i felt lyk it was my own sister.lets pray 4 her an once she get herself bk its our duty 2 gv her surpot.God help her.

  6. Marto 12 says:

    No one has given clear reasons as to why they say the church is a cult. These are just rumours and that’s what people love. Don’t fool us that somebody can control your mind, please stop the stupidity.
    Ps: I’m an atheist and that’s why I can remain objective on such matters, these is religious lunacy.

  7. Marto 11 says:

    No one has given clear reasons as to why they say the church is a cult. These are just rumours and that’s what many people love. Don’t fool us that somebody can control your mind, please stop the stupidity.
    Ps: I’m an atheist and that’s why I can remain objective on such matters, these is religious lunacy.

  8. Dr. Solomon Waigwa says:

    While cults are on the rise in postmodern societies, and while we as Christians have to endeavor to identify them so we can avoid them, it is imperative that we use the labels “cults” and “sects” with intelligent caution. We do not want to make the all-too-common error of using deprecating terms on a theologically sound, bona fide Christian Church. The Akorino Church has been mentioned here adversely, misrepresenting it with the nuance of a cult. Could the writer support her arguments with critical and intellectual theological accuracy? What is her working definition of a cult? What does she understand by the term “church”? The first use of the term cult on the Akorino was back in 1934 when H. E. Lambert, then colonial Kiambu District Commissioner, disparaged the new African church as a cult. (KNA: Ref. No. ADM. Z65/15/15 B dated 29 March 1934) Another colonial officer who used this term on the Akorino was M. D. Stephens, then Assistant Superintendent of Police in Kiambu District in 1937 (also available as KNA No. Conf. 9/69/38 in response to the Commissioner’s letter, C. 87/83 of 16.12. 37.) One might excuse colonial officers, for owing to their Eurocentric superiority complex, any church not founded by Europeans was a cult. What is unclear is why we Africans have perpetuated the use of the same label on churches we know, love and sing its songs, and perhaps even have relatives who are members of such churches? There can be only one answer: colonial hangover! For a church that participates in the National Council of Churches and has received recognition from the World Council of churches which has even trained some of Akorino pastors, it is absurd to still hear these derogatory terms lingering on. The other reason is that the Akorino refrain from defending themselves, even when terms like these are hurled to them. They did not defend themselves from colonial attacks and they will not defend themselves now. There are those who would even blame me for entering my comments here, insisting on sobriety. The Akorino are content that serious research on their church by leading academicians and councils of churches has documented their authentic ecclessial nature, and that, for the Akorino, is sufficient.

  9. Mwai Kibs says:

    Marto 11 and 12: I would like to use your own words that, indeed, “It is religious lunacy” for you to claim that you are an atheist and that’s why you “can remain objective on such matters.” It is just pure hypocritical to claim atheism when it is known that there is no one ideology or set of behaviors to which all atheists adhere. From such an amorphus claim cannot rise objectivity – only lunacy as you call it. Esther’s case is, unfortunately, a case of postmodern cultism, and the denial that it isn’t, indeed proves it really is! God bless you all.

  10. jesusfreak7 says:

    very wise words there Kibs

  11. Eunice says:

    I want to join cult inoder to b rich how cn i join one

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