AETHERIUS SOCIETY - UFO group messages from "Master Jesus" in outer space.
AHMADIYYA MOVEMENT - (Islam) Jesus is a prophet only.
ALAMO CHRISTIAN FOUNDATION -Correct doctrine on Jesus but cultish in their denunciation of other Christians.
AMORC - (See Rosicrucianism)
ANANDA MARGA YOGA SOCIETY - Founder Maha-Guru is an incarnation of God.
ANTHROPOSOPHICAL SOCIETY - Jesus just man until age 30, and then received "Christ Essence".
ARICA INSTITUTE INC. - "Christ cannot be God".
ARMSTRONGISM (WORLDWIDE CHURCH OF GOD)- Since death of H.W.Armstrong in a state of doctrinal changes. Church split with new groups forming. See Philadelphia Church.
ASSEMBLIES OF YAHWEH - Denies Trinity.
ASSOCIATION FOR RESEARCH AND ENLIGHTENMENT (EDGAR CAYCE) - A portion of God called Soul reincarnated eventually as Christ.
ASTARA - Speak of "Cosmic Christ". Deny His eternal nature.
BABA RAM DASS (HANUMAN FOUNDATION) - Disciples encouraged to acknowledge their inner divinity and oneness with universal deity. Hinduistic.
THE BAHA 'I FAITH - Christ one of the 9 great manifestations of divinity. Baha'u'allah greater.
BAWA MUHAIYADDEEN FELOWSHIP- Man becomes God.
BHAGWAN SHREE RAJNEESH- (See Rajneesh Meditation Centers.)
BLACK MUSLIM- Jesus was black and only a prophet. Allah incarnate is Wallace Ford.
BRANHAMISM - Jesus created, not eternal.
BROTHER JULIUS - Believes he is incarnation of Jesus.
BUBBA FREE JOHN (DAWN HORSE FELLOWSHIP; FREE PRIMATIVE CHURCH OF DIVINE COMMUNION; FREE COMMUNITY ORDER; LAUGHING MAN INST.) - Claims he is incarnation of God; a guru to be worshipped; equal with Christ.
BUDDHISM - Christ not recognized as Deity. Zen Buddhism also does not affirm the existence of the living God.
CABALA (KABBALAH) - Doctrine of Deity recognizes only two deities-the hidden god; the infinite great divine Nothing; and the dynamic god of religious experience. Mystical.
CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL AWARENESS - (CHRISTIAN SPIRITUAL ALLIANCE) - Jesus a man who reached "Christ-consciousness".
CHILDREN OF GOD (FAMILY OF LOVE) - Began fundamentalist but degenerated into Occult.
CHRISTADELPHIANS - Jesus did not exist before birth to Mary. Not God.
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE -Christ is a Divine Idea and his blood doesn't cleanse us.
CHURCH OF ARMAGEDDON (LOVE FAMILY) - Follow prophet "Love Israel". Use Yoga & drugs.
CHURCH OF GOD INTERNATIONAL)(Garner Ted Armstrong) follows original teachings of Herbert W Armstrong. Denies Trinity, God is a family.
CHURCH OF BIBLE UNDERSTANDING (FOREVER FAMILY)- Founder Traill is one true access to bible understanding; denies Trinity.
THE CHURCH OF GOD INTERNATIONAL -(See Armstrongism.)
CHURCH OF THE LIVING WORD (THE WALK) - Followers become the Living Word (Christ) to the world.
CHURCH UNIVERSAL AND TRIUMPHANT (SUMMIT INT.; SUMMIT LIGHTHOUSE) - Jesus a man with Christ-consciousness within him.
COONEYITES (TWO BY TWOS) -Jesus inherited Adam's fallen sin nature and did not finish His earthly mission, but they are doing so.
DAWN BIBLE STUDENTS ASSOC. (FRANK AND EARNEST) - Jesus created; not God. Deny Trinity.
DIANETICS - (See Scientology)
DHYANA-MA-NDIRAM - Jesus one of many reincarnations of God.
DIVINE LIGHT M ISSION OF GURU MAHARAJ JI - Followers believe their Guru is Christ come again.
ECKANKAR (THE ANCIENT ART OF SOUL TRAVEL) Christ is "god as all men are god".
EMISSARIES OF DIVINE LIGHT (ONTOLOGISTS) - Do not accept the atoning work of Christ; Mystical.
ESALEN INSTITUTE - "Human Potential" movement; Mystical.
EST (ERHARD SEMINAR TRAININGS) THE FORUM)- Teach that each person is a god himself.
ETERNAL FLAME - Chas. Paul Brown, the leader, claims to be the very body and blood of Christ.
FAMILY OF LOVE - (See Children of God)
THE FARM - Jesus a man indwelt by Christ-consciousness.
FINDHORN FOUNDATION UNIVERSITY OF LIGHT - Separate Jesus and Christ. Appear to be pantheistic and believe in plant spirits.
FOREVER FAMILY - (See Church of Bible Understanding)THE FORUM- (see est)
THE FOUNDATION FAITH OF THE MILLENNIUM- Deny deity of Christ, only a prophet.
FOUNDATION OF HUMAN UNDERSTANDING (ROY MASTERS) - Neglects Christ or mentions him in a negative context.
FRANK & EARNEST - (See Dawn Bible Students Assoc.)
FREE MASONRY - Jesus a man like us.
HARE KRISHNA (ISKON) - Jesus one of their gurus, but Hare Krishna is their God.
HINDUISM - No need of a personal savior; each one attains to becoming "a god" or attaining "cosmic consciousness".
THE HOLY ORDER OF MANS - Jesus a man indwelt by Christ consciousness."
I AM" MOVEMENT - Jesus one of many ascended masters.
IGLESIA NI CRISTO - Jesus a great savior, but not true God.
INNER PEACE MOVEMENT - Jesus a man who reached "Christ-consciousness". God is impersonal.
INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY OF CHRIST (THE JAMILIANS) - Christ came again in the form of Jamil Sean Savoy (Born 1959, died 1962). Christ a "universal force" to be experienced but not worshipped.
ISKON - (See Hare Krishna)
ISLAM - Jesus a prophet of Allah who was superceded by Muhammed.
JAINISM - Deny existence of Creator. Non-theistic humanists.
JAMILIANS - See International Community of Christ)
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES THE WATCHTOWER BIBLE & TRACT SOCIETY) - Jesus created as Archangel Michael/lesser god; became only a good man, died, ceased to exist, re-created as Michael again in heaven. Not God. Deny Trinity.
KABALARIANS - Speak of "Christ Principle" born within every individual. (See Cabala)
KRISHNAMURTI FOUNDATION OF AMERICA-Disciples worship him as incarnation of God without his approval.
LATTER DAY SAINTS - (See Mormons)
LAYMEN'S HOME MISSIONARY MOVEMENT - Christ is not God.
LIFESPRING - Similar to EST.
LOVE FAMILY- (See Church of Armageddon)
MAHIKARI - Both Jesus and Buddha are regarded as refined spiritual beings able to radiate true light in their day.
MEGIDDO MISSION - Jesus wholly human in his nature.
THE MIND SCIENCES - God is a principle.
MOONIES (THE UNIFICATION CHURCH; THE HOLY SPIRIT ASSOC.; HOLY SPIRIT ASSOC. FOR THE UNIFICATION OF WORLD CHRISTIANITY; THE UNIFIED FAMILY; INTERNATIONAL ONE WORLD CRUSADE; INTERFAITH ENDEAVOR; ETC. ETC.) - Christ failed in His earthly mission leaving Rev. Moon to finish the task. Many believe Moon to be "Lord of the Second Advent."
MORMONS (THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS) - Jesus was born in heaven as the spirit child of Elohim (Heavenly Father) by one of his wives, and Jesus' brother was Lucifer, who became Satan. Jesus one of many gods.
MUKTANANDA PARAMAHANSA (SHREE GURUDEV SIDDHA YOGA ASHRAM) - Each person strives for his own "God-realization".
NEO-GNOSTICISM - Jesus one who possessed a "higher consciousness". Did not die for man's sins.
NEW AGE MOVEMENT - Promises to produce "Messiah" out of a coalition of cult/occult groups.
NICHIREN SHOSHU SOKA GAKKAI - True God replaced by Gautama Buddha and Nichiren. Bible replaced.
ONTOLOGISTS - (See Emmissaries of Divine Light) Spirit.
PENITENTES (BROTHER OF OUR FATHER JESUS) - Atonement comes by personal bloodshed rather than Christ's death and suffering.
PEACE MISSION MOVEMENT- Sometimes states that Jesus is God, but leader George Baker has also claimed to be God and Holy Spirit.
PEOPLES TEMPLE CHRISTIAN CHURCH -Jim Jones considered himself the reincarnation of Jesus Christ and led over 900 followers to their deaths.
PHILADELPHIA CHURCH Recently formed breakaway group from World Wide Church of God. Carries on with old Armstrongism teachings. Denies Trinity, God is a Family.
PROCESS CHURCH OF THE FINAL JUDGEMENT - Jesus a man.
PSYCHIANA - Jesus a human life acting out the God-power.
RADHA SOAMI SOCIETY - Jesus one of many lords.
RAJNEESH MEDITATION CENTERS (ORANGE PEOPLE) God is not a person. Existence is without cause.
REORGANIZED CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS - Jesus Christ existed with God in the beginning, sharing in creation.
REV.IKE (FREDERICK EIKERENKOETTER) - Deity is "the presence of God in you". There are no literal, spiritual realities.
ROSICRUCIANISM (ROSICRUCI ; AMORC) - Reincarnated man is a manifestation of the cosmic Christ.
RUHANI SATSANG - Jesus Christ essentially a man of the East.
SANATANA DHARMA FOUNDATION - Jesus is a man who achieved a divine state through meditation.
SATHYA SAI BABA - Claims to be Christ and has achieved "God-realization".
SCIENTOLOGY - All are gods including Christ.
SELF-REALIZATION FELLOWSHIP - Separates Jesus and Christ. Jesus was indwelt by "Christ-consciousness".
SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISM -Believe Jesus is God but also that he is Michael. Christ did not complete atonement at Calvary.
SHREE GURU DEV SIDDHA YOGA ASHRAM Believe leader is God.
SIKHISM - If a person works his way to salvation he is absorbed into the formless God.
SILVA MIND CONTROL -Seek oneness with pantheistic deity; speak of "Christ awareness".
SPIRITUAL ADVANCEMENT OF THE INDIVIDUAL FOUNDATION- Their leader, Sai Baba, is Jesus Christ who was returned. Man forgets he is God.
SPIRITUAL FRONTIERS FELLOWSHIP - Jesus the man died but Christ lived. Uses seances.
SPIRITUALISTS - Jesus was a Jewish medium.
SRI CHINMOY CENTERS - God is seen as consciousness and light. Divinity is within.
STILL POINT INSTITUTE - Christ is an evolutive god, a cosmic Christ.
SUBUD (GURDJIEFF; RENAISSANCE FELLOWSHIP OF FRIENDS) - God is a "great life force" flowing through everything and is felt by inner vibrations. Impersonal.
SUFISM - God-consciousness by whirling dancing.
SUFISM REORIENTED INC. - Meher Baba claimed to be Christ incarnate.
SUMMIT LIGHTHOUSE (SUMMI NTERNATIONAL) (See Church Universal and Triumphant)
SWAMI KRIYANANDA - Followers seek God-realization; Hinduistic.
SWAMI RAMI (HIMALAYAN INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF YOGA SCIENCE AND PHILOSOPHY) Combines Indian religious philosophy with psychological therapeutic techniques.
SWAMI VIVEKANANDA (VEDANTA SOCIETY) - Mystical Hinduism; Ramakrishna worthy of same devotion as Christ.
SWEDENBORGISM - Calls Jesus god but denies the personality of the Holy Spirit.
TAOISM - Worships creator-principle of the Tao ("The Force") Ignores Christ.
THEOSOPHY - Christ is the reincarnation of the world's soul.
THE 3 HO FOUNDATION (YOGI BHAJAN; SIKH FOUNDATION) - God is cosmic consciousness. Pantheistic.
T.M. (TRANSCENDENTAL MEDITATION) - Christ is a prophet. Mankind can meditate into God-awareness without a mediator.
THE UNIFICATION CHURCH - (See Moonies)
UNITY (UNITY SCHOOL OF CHRISTIANITY) Jesus was a perfect man indwelt by the Christ consciousness present in everybody.
UNITARIANS (UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST ASSOC.)- Jesus extraordinarily good man only.
UNITED PENTECOSTAL CHURCH - Denies Trinity.
URANTIA - Jesus a "Creator Son" called "Michael".
THE WALK - (See Church of the Living Word)
THE WATCHTOWER BIBLE & TRACT SOCIETY - (See Jehovah's Witnesses)
THE WAY INTERNATIONAL - Jesus is not God.
WORLDWIDE CHURCH OF GOD - (See Armstrongism)
YOGA - A series of exercises designed to align your body to absorb the cosmic force.
ANANDA MARGA YOGA - Jesus is considered God, but you, too, will become God.
INTEGRAL YOGA INSTITUTE - God has no name, no form, no place. Evil is also God.
SIVANANDA YOGA VENDENTA CENTERS- God (or Christ) is not a person or spirit, but consciousness.
TANTRIC YOGA- Achieving God realization by sexual means.
ZOROASTRIANISM- Does not recognize personal God.
There is a difference.
The Gospel message of Salvation is clear:
Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
No one comes to the Father except through Him.