Apologetics

The Right Way Up In An ∩dsᴉpǝ-poʍu World

What do you think of when your hear the word ‘sanctified?’ Paul’s first letter to Christians in Thessalonica is best summed up in verse one of chapter four, ‘How to live in order to please God.’ The context is very important if we are to appreciate its application today. Paul was writing to a church living in what was a hostile…read more →

5 Steps to Winning on Your Doorstep

When we think about the obstacles to faith faced by the cult member we might think of the pressure from the group to ‘stay faithful,’ the reminder of covenant promises that will be broken if they leave, the threat of rewards forfeited if they walk away, blessings lost, a life wasted, an eternity of regret. Our ministry is, in large…read more →

The Name: It Isn’t Jehovah

It is popularly believed among Jehovah’s Witnesses that God’s name has been increasingly, and deliberately, removed from modern Bible translations. What marks them out, in their own thinking, is their faithfulness to God’s name. They include it in their own Bible, The New World Translation, even in places where it is not to be found in any manuscripts. This, they…read more →

Easter Examined

True Christians take this time to remember the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus, very important events . The gospel is what we know as the Easter Story. “Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold…read more →

Legalism: What Does Grace Say to Legalism?

Legalism is defined by Chambers Dictionary as “strict adherence to law…the tendency to observe letter or form rather than spirit, or to regard things from the point of view of law.” It also helpfully illustrates the definition with a reference to the opposing doctrines of salvation by works and salvation by grace. I do like The Chambers Dictionary and commend…read more →

Ten Questions

Even after all these years we at Reachout will get asked about groups we haven’t heard about, or we are not familiar with. Where do you start, what do you ask, how do you asses truth claims in light of God’s Word? Here are ten questions to help lay some solid foundations on which to build a reliable picture. What…read more →

A Reason for a Reasoned Defense

“Why do I bother? Why are the apologetic arguments I bring not more effective? I am tired of repeating the same arguments until even to me they become less compelling and I wonder if there might be a better way, a more effective way? I still believe fervently but if these “proofs” are so compelling why don’t more respond in…read more →

The Assumption

I started a conversation on the bus the other day and just before I got off the person handed me a copy of the newssheet from her local Catholic church. I put it in my pocket and forgot all about it. Findingitlater, I read an article entitled ‘Assumptions’, which raised some interesting issues that I felt I needed to be…read more →

Authority

Every cult has a founder, and founders have to have a reason for people to follow them. This is usually some form of vision or miracle, which gives them a special calling to serve God and start somethingnew.”Everyone has gone astray,” they say, “and I have been called to set it right.” The Mormon Church has a particularly formal and…read more →

The Bible

All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. – 2 Timothy3:16.(NASB) But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God; for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them… –…read more →

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