The cults are "the unpaid bills of the church." By this statement, the author places some blame for the proliferation of cults today on the church's failure to answer some of the most pertinent questions of our day. When Christians appear to be unable to make their stand in some of the crucial matters of man's existence, the devil takes advantage.
The article identifies religious liberty as one of the main causes for the gradual rise of cults in the United States. Though religious liberty has allowed Christians to confess their faith without fear, it is also the gateway through which cultic worship has entered the American social system. Two specific examples of cultic movements have thus emerged are given, namely, the Mormons and the Jehovah's Witnesses.