Other Groups

Christadelphians – 1

Some members of the Christadelphians have moved away from the traditional teachings of their group which were clearly different from mainstream understanding of the Scriptures. However, many still accept a way of salvation that is contrary to the true one. Although small in number, you will find many who will defend their beliefs with great tenacity. Some Main Teachings Some…read more →

Brotherhood of the Cross and Star

INTRODUCTION For obvious reasons, it is simple enough to classify a movement like the Brotherhood of the Cross and the Star (called in future either Brotherhood or BCS) as being outside orthodox Christianity. All the major Christian doctrines are interpreted very loosely and in fact there is a lot of inconsistency. There are also signs of much Islamic influence in…read more →

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 →

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 →

International Churches of Christ – 2

The denomination of the Church of Christ has been in Britain for many years. However, the International Churches of Christ [ICC] are a relatively new splinter group, first based in London, and then spreading to Birmingham and Manchester. Figures published through to 31 December 2001 show groups active in Belfast, Birmingham, Cambridge, Cardiff, Coventry, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester, Oxford…read more →