PBMA, the Rubenian Cult

Text message received this morning: “I’d like to comment with regards to the PBMA, people keep saying that the PBMA is cult … no its NOT!”

No further theological insight was offered. Not that any theological insight into a cult like the PBMA is really feasible.

Cult: “a group of people, which claiming to be a Christian, embraces a particular doctrinal system taught by an individual leader, group of leaders, or organization, which (system) denies (either explicitly — definite — or implicitly — absolute) one or more of the central doctrines of the Christian faith as taught in the sixty-six books of the Bible.”

Let’s see… Ruben Ecleo was venerated as a “god” and “Divine Master” who could perform miracles, and his followers were fanatical even to the point of bloody violence.

Man claims to be God + violently fanatical followers + legalistic New Age interpretations of salvation = Cult.

Simple enough. Also see my entry on False Messiahs.

(I’d love to see what goes on in their email, since their home page has been down for a while.)


  1. Ronnel Chua says:

    It is not as cult in the modern sense of the word.Picture yourself 2000 years ago.So it was and had been so it is now.But commonsense will tell you that not everything is the same.

    Apply your definition above to the PBMA you definition fails.there is no doctrine taught by our Master but LOve.there is no rule but the rule of Benevolence.If you think there are fanatical followers it is the same what St.Peter did when Jesus was arrested.Do you even know that in the 1st century Jesus and his followers were branded as a cult also a sect.Weare not because we are registeredin the Securities & ExchangeCommission.Ikaw papaano mo malalamanang kalamansi namaasim?How can you logically assert something of which you do not know or evenbegin to know it?If I by the finger of my Master could point you that he is truly the God how can you negate or disproof my argument?I mean the God not a god.

  2. Paulo says:

    Ronnel, this page is several months old, and no one is reading it anymore. Read here, and answer here.

    Jesus Christ is the only Lord, our God.

  3. Paulo says:

    Thanks so much to all the Rubenians for the nature of your feedback; it will go a long way in dispersing all over the world wide web, and refuting your false religion. Closing comments now.