I’ve never heard of The Navigators before. Are they a cult?
No, The Navigators is a well-established and well-respected international ministry whose principle aim is to help people know Christ. Every cult in existence denies one or more historically accepted Christian doctrine (like the divinity of Christ, the Trinity, or salvation by grace). The Navigators explicitly affirms all these teaching in their Statement of Faith
. Cults attract and retain followers with heavy-handed social pressure and psychological manipulation, often coupled with allegiance to some human authority figure who has the power to dictate doctrinal or moral norms. The Navigators bases its ministry and teaching on the authority of Scripture alone, and encourages members to think, speak, and live openly before God and all people.