I pray some of you here can help me some how..?? I just don't know what to do. I am afraid my daughter has joined some kind of cult. I need prayer and advice. Please forgive me if I write this and it is confusing to read, I am somewhat rattled right now. Our family have always been Baptist, my late husband was a pastor for 19 years. My daughter was in church literally the Sunday after birth! After my husbands death 5 years ago my daughter and I moved to a small community in Kansas where my mother lived and a new job awaiting me in her clothing store. My daughter was 16 at the time. For the last 5 years we have attended a small Baptist Church here. After graduating high school my daughter left home to attend a Baptist Bible College. Like other Christmas's before; she came home for school break. A few days after coming home an old high school friend and her leave for what I figured was just a day of hanging out, shopping, etc. When my daughter arrives home late that evening she is extremely excited about what she exclaims is a "revelation from God" that she has received! She then tells me about the day she spent with her friend at a meeting with a group that calls themselves the Ekklesia of Jesus Christ. She tells me she has encountered "the truth" and that I should go and meet with this group! She says she is going back the next morning which is a Sunday, I am a little upset because I thought she would attend church with me as usual. About a week passes with her continuing to go every day to these meetings. I try to caution her a couple times but she assures me that these people are simply Christians that desire to live totally for Christ in obedience and truth. As time passed I was thankful knowing she would soon return to school and would be far away from all that was going on. A strange feeling for me to have, I usually begin feeling somewhat sad that she is about to leave. Anyway, I ask her if she was beginning to think about get ready for school. Then she really shocks me.... "I'm not going back mom!" she said. "WHAT" I say. She then says that Bible Colleges are evil institutions and that education will not be her idol. She pleads with me to listen to all these strange ideas this group has been putting into her head and says she is going to stay with them and wants me to join her. I reject what she says and she leaves. I have not seen her now for 3 weeks. She calls once a week, the conversation is short. She invites me to come attend a meeting if I want to see her. She tells me she loves me but she cannot be unequally yoked with me, that I am in an apostate church and that I need to "Come out from among them and be separate". I don't know what to do, I went to my pastor and he said he had heard of the group and that he knew others were reacting to their families the same way. I asked if he thought I should go to one of the meetings she asks me to and try to figure out what's going on or try to persuade her to leave. He said I should not, but I just don't know what to do, I love her and why should I fear going to a meeting, I don't know what to do...????