Cults

Watchtower Society Jan 2016 Message: Honesty

As we enter a new year Jehovah’s Witnesses will be knocking on our doors with their scripted presentations. The December Kingdom Ministry from the Watchtower Society suggestion as a sample presentation for offering the January Watchtower is: “Do you think that the world would be a better place if everyone lived by this principle? [Read Hebrews 13:18, and allow for response.]…read more →

Do Jehovah’s Witnesses bring Good News from God?

The Watchtower Society suggests for book studies for January and February: Good News From God!, and Listen to God and Live Forever. What is this good news and how are we to benefit from it? Quoting Jeremiah 29:11, they say, “Soon [God] will act to provide a better future for people in every land. He will relieve mankind of the…read more →

Jehovah’s Witness: Kingdom Hall Nativity

We all know, of course, that Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t celebrate Christmas. Indeed, they don’t celebrate much of anything, and I am reminded of the old joke about the Saducees in the New Testament not believing in the resurrection, which is why they were sad-you-see. Like the Saducees, Jehovah’s Witnesses think they have a serious outlook on the world but, like…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 →

Mormon Conference Oct. 2015: Faith and Works

General Conference October 2015: Saturday Morning Session The Mormon Church held their semi-annual General Conference this past October and I want to pick up on what was said during the Saturday morning session. If you know what to look for it is a very revealing session. I am a great believer in a robust Christianity, sustained by a strong discipleship…read more →

Journey with a Jehovah’s Witness Part 3

A series by Malcolm Goodwin Read the Intro. to this series here, part 1 here, part 2 here. Jesus, Michael, and Archangels The verses cited by Jehovah’s Witnesses for linking the identity of the Archangel Michael with Jesus are included below in an excerpt from their publication “Reasoning from the Scriptures” (p218): “Is Jesus Christ the same person as Michael…read more →

Moroni’s Promise and (Mis) Understanding Mormonism

Recent years have seen the Mormon Church redouble its efforts at repackaging itself for a new generation. They’re use of Search Engine Optimisation, content marketing, and social media is astonishingly slick and professional. Enter the word ‘Bible’ into your search engine and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will appear on the first page of results. ‘Christ’ gave…read more →

5 Ways Cults Twist Scripture

By What Authority? Ask a cult member about their faith and they will come up with a rote answer, often couched in the language of testimony. This is meant to redirect your attention away from the question, to the claims of the cult thrown in a positive light. Usually someone ‘went back to the Bible,’ ‘had a vision,’ ‘felt led…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 →

5 Things to Know About Cult Converts

There is an understandable caution in most Christians meeting cult members. It can seem like playing with fire. It is true that speaking to a Jehovah’s Witness, or a Mormon, is not like speaking to someone indifferent to spiritual things. The cult member has a faith, a world-view, and carefully structured arguments. Reachout Trust exists to equip Christians to meet…read more →

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