How a Campus Prayer Group Morphed into Something Much More Sinister
Does your religious group oppose critical thinking or drive a wedge between you and your family? If you answered yes, then you may be in a cult. Mike Bickle, founder of the International House of Prayer (IHOP), devised a list of seven signs to distinguish religions from cults, although some believe IHOP itself belongs in the latter category. Writer Boze Herrington has described how his campus prayer group — heavily influenced by IHOP teachings — descended into dangerous religious zealotry, culminating in the suspicious death of one of its young members.