Apologetics

5 Reasons People Join Cults and Cults are Successful

We are frequently asked why people join cults, often with a tone of incredulity. The truth is no one joins a cult. People find themselves in a cult having joined a community of people with whom they have come to identify, a settled community that seems to have answers not found elsewhere. They have been invited, included, taken seriously, treated…read more →

Christian Fundamentals: The Battle For Truth

1 John 2:15-17 – What’s Wrong With The World? There is a battle for truth in our world today. We have, so far, seen that true fellowship with God is marked by: An increased consciousness of sin (1 John 1:6-10) A growing likeness to Christ (1 John 2:1-6) God’s light shines in God’s law and in Christian love and conviction…read more →

Christian Fundamentals: Who is Jesus?

In this series on fundamentals we are looking at the gospel in John’s letters. Last time we looked at how we walk in the light of God’s. This is the same John who wrote the gospel. He is described by Paul as a pillar of the Jerusalem church (Gal.2:9) Early accounts of John are found in Acts 3 and Acts…read more →

5 Ways to Reach Out to Jewish People

As believers seeking to share the gospel, it is essential to be ready to provide a reason for the hope within us and to be able to do that in a way that is honouring to God and respectful to others. When sharing the gospel with Jewish people, one approach clearly doesn’t fit all the Jews, since there are differences…read more →

Knowing the Mormon Godhead

The January 2016Mormon Ensign magazine features an address by Elder Jeffrey R Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on the subject of the nature of God. He begins with a quote from Joseph Smith, ‘It is the first principle of the gospel to know for a certainty the character of God.’ He goes on to quote the first article…read more →

Shane Claiborne & the New Monasticism

A commentary by Jon Taylor The Irresistible Revolution and Red Letter Christianity Shane Claiborne is a founder and proponent of ‘The Simple Way’ which originated in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania though now includes faith communities worldwide. It is a network of friends that place great emphasis on living in communities that claim to take seriously the right beliefs and practices of the…read more →

The Four Spiritual Laws

People will often say that they don’t know what to say to a Jehovah’s Witness, or a Mormon, etc. They imagine it is necessary to have studied the cults for years and read every book going out there. It is important, however, to understand what we believe, and how to share what we believe, more than anything else. There is…read more →

Christadelphians the Devil and the Revelations of Christ 2

by Tony Cox Part 1 of this short series can be found here Christadelphian Contradictions Christadelphians believe that it was precisely when Christ died that Hedestroyed ‘the devil’ (Hebrews 2:14, A.V.) This is because Christadelphians believe that ‘the devil’ refers to a congenital inclination to commit sin that is resident within all mortal human nature. However, it is on this…read more →

Rob Bell: From Seminary to Operah

by Jon Taylor Background A decade ago, Zondervan published Rob Bell’s first book ‘Velvet Elvis’i which caused quite a stir amongst evangelicals although that was just a ripple compared with the tidal wave caused by his 2011 publication ‘Love Wins.’ii In particular, John Piper was deeply concerned about Bell’s thoughts on penal substitution and the atonement.iii Rob Bell usually writes…read more →

Journey With a Jehovah’s Witness Part 2

by Malcolm Goodwin Previously:   Introduction; Part 1   Theophany In part 1, I closed with Jesus’ reminder that the God of the Bible is the ‘God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.’ For Jesus, it was a sign of life. This God he was talking about was still the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of the living and not…read more →

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