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Exclusive Brethren

After discussions with members of the Exclusive Brethren we have amended our original article. We have removed some references as after investigation we do not believe that they can be fully established. EXCLUSIVE BRETHREN Plymouth Brethren The roots of this group go back to the ministry of John Nelson Darby. JND was trained in law at Trinity College, Dublin but…read more →

Overview of Brahma Kumaris

THE ORGANISATION Brahma Kumaris was established in India in 1936 by a wealthy Indian jeweller, known as ‘Brahma Baba’ [his real name is hard to pronounce], who claimed to have received a series of revelations from God. Today they have a large self-contained headquarters in Mount Abu, Northern India. The group had spread to Europe by the 1960’s and today…read more →

The Household of Faith

This year (2005) a leaflet, entitled, ‘What Is The Christian Hope?’ was posted in my door from the ‘Household of Faith’ (The address is: The Local Secretary, The Household of faith, 319 Holyhead Road, Wellington, Telford, Shropshire, TF1 2EZ). I sent off for their free introductory booklet, ‘What Is The Christian Hope? The Almost Forgotten Faith of the Apostles and…read more →

Witness Lee

IMPORTANT When dealing with most groups I have found them reasonable and willing to talk sensibly about the group but that is not true of at least one individual in the group. With The Local Church I have received a number of frustrating anonymous emails. Which does honestly lead me to ask, “Why all the cloak and dagger if this…read more →

The Lord’s Witnesses

Author: Shaun Aisbitt A chap I know was in the Way International. He is no longer in it, but he still holds to its beliefs. When he left, following a dispute with the leadership, on some interpretations of the Scriptures, I hoped he would begin to examine the Scriptures more closely, without the “blinkers” that this particular group appeared to…read more →

Exclusive Brethren Responses

We have received a number of responses to our revised article and in the interests of fairness have decided to publish some of them here. If you have something serious to say let us know and constructive comments will be added below. MY EXPERIENCE WAS DIFFERENT After reading the Reachout Trust article on the Exclusive Brethren my own experiences tell…read more →

The Family

This group was originally known as the Children of God; they were disbanded under that name in 1978. There have been a number of investigations into their lifestyle, but despite rumours, there has been no proof that they are today involved with child abuse or pornography. We do not believe however, that this means that they can as yet be…read more →

The Family and ‘Flirty Fishing’

What do they believe today? Vince McCann of Spotlight Ministries contacted The Family when he became concerned over whether they had really dealt with the past area of Flirty Fishing. This practice was carried on when they were called the Children of God; they have changed their name but have they changed their belief so that it is in line…read more →

Family Tree Ministries

I first came across this ministry at Manchester Christian Resources Exhibition in 2000. The handouts distributed here stated: “The methods Kenneth McAll uses will always be open to intellectual argument but his achievement in a world full of evil, sickness and fear is indisputable” Since that time Kenneth McAll has died but his books are still sold and some still…read more →

Secular Humanism

History The history of humanism as an organised philosophical system goes back to basic ideas contained in the classical Greek philosophers such as the Stoics and Epicureans and the Chinese Confucians. During the Renaissance, the years when the arts burgeoned in the 14th to the 18th centuries, many philosophers and thinkers in Christendom began to question the repressive superstitious dogmas…read more →

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