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.
The author identifies apostasy and moral degeneration as some of the most important signs that a church has ceased to be a church. The author also adds descriptions of what are called cultic churches, whose confessions may go against the faithful traditional confessions of the church as defined by the Word.