It's not really big news that people consider us a cult....lots of people have...
Bro. Bernard addresses that issue here in this youtube clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVQIx_gOLUA&feature=related
You see when you say that JESUS is THE way, THE truth, THE life, and that NO man can get to heaven except through Him, because He is THE door, and anyone who even tries to come another way is a thief and a robber..in other words not legitiment and trying to break in...when you say that, that messes with ALOT of people that don't believe that.
Contrary to popular belief you cant just believe anything you want to , and live anyway you want to, and do any old thing you want to, and still get into heaven.
Narrow is the path and strait is the gate and few there be that find it.
So in order for "others" who aren't willing to believe the truth, not willing to pay the price, to feel better about themselves for not obeying THE truth, they have to discredit you .
Did the world love Jesus? NO, and it still doesn't.
The Bible says it you refuse THE truth..God will send you a strong delusion so that you'll believe a lie.
I would never take a backsliders (someone who knew the truth and walked away) advise about the state of our church.
The world HATED Jesus and his disciples and followers. They tortured them, killed them, persecuted them, fed them to lions, burned them at the stake....and believe it or not ...they still do.
just look at ( www.persecution.com ).
Jesus went so far as to say "blessed are you when men shall revile and spit on you"......KNOW what you believe and in WHO you believe and dont back down because Satan has his imps "in people shape" trying to bring you down.
Jesus always had his haters, and so will you.