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Christian Science

The following article was written by a former Christian Scientist Christian Science was founded by Mary Baker Eddy (MBE) in 1879, with their headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures (S&H) is the text book which is used alongside the Bible (KJV) Many books attempt to describe Christian Science and its doctrine. However, I…read more →

Christian Science Today

You may ask yourself whether it matters about Christian Science today. After all, aren’t the church numbers in decline? Aren’t the churches closing down and being resold? Isn’t Christian Science just a minority cult? Surely, it just isn’t a major issue for today? It is true that membership is in decline, but to Christian Scientists, this just isn’t depressing. As…read more →

Cooneyites

Background In reality, there should be no title to this article, as this group really has no name. Cooneyites is a nickname from one of their early leaders, and this is the one we will mainly use here. At the end of the nineteenth century, the evangelical Faith Mission sent William Irvine to lead work at Menagh in County Tipperary,…read more →

Ecclesia of Christ

Introduction The ‘Ecclesia of Christ’ appears to be a sub-Christian group that is at best, austere, and at worst, not worshipping the one true living God. A brief history in the words of the secretary of the Ecclesia of Christ is, as follows: The foundation of our beliefs of course is the Bible – the Word of God. The basis…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 →

International Churches of Christ – 1

The leaders of the International Churches of Christ (also known as the London Central Church of Christ, Manchester Central Church of Christ, International Central Church of Christ) believe that they alone are true Christians. The group began as a split from the Church of Christ and the two should not be confused. They operate especially on University campus’ and have…read more →

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