Other Groups

Assemblies of Yahweh

Background This American group have some similarities to the Jehovah’s Witnesses, who argue about whether Jesus died on a Stake or a Cross, and about putting the “Name” back into Scripture. However, to the Assemblies of Yahweh, it is the name is “Yahweh”. In this connection they make what is, at the very least, a wild claim. “Scholarship has proved…read more →

Quakers

Our original article on the Quakers began with the sentence, “The purpose of these notes is to try to discover from their own writings whether Quakers are a cult, a Christian denomination or what?” One direct descendent (PMD) of the original Quakers says of this, “The correct answer is that Quakerism is authentic primitive Christianity revived. Not a “cult”, not…read more →

Revival Centres

Background Revival Centres believe that revival power and the true salvation doctrine were lost from the church around AD 312 when Constantine was Roman Emperor. The mainstream churches quickly became lifeless and powerless. No healings. No miracles. And no clear evidence of the Holy Spirit in the church. They do however recognise that there have been such men, as Martin…read more →

Sai Baba

The Man Sai Baba or to give him his full title, Sri Satya Sai Baba was named Satyanarayana Rajuin at birth, meaning, ‘true all-pervading God’. He was born in Andra Pradesh, India on November 23 1926. However, this is the official date but as with much of his life there is controversy because his school record shows (search for school…read more →

Scientology

L Ron Hubbard Lafayette Ron Hubbard who died in January 1986, wrote 78 science fictions books. In the end, it appears he came to believe them. He had called Satanist, Aleister Crowley, ‘my good friend.’ In 1950 he issued ‘Dianetics, The Modern Science of Mental Health’ to the medical faculty. This produced a violent reaction and so he withdrew the…read more →

Moving Away From Legalism by Robin Brace

Legalism in Adventist Sects How does one make the transition from a legalistic sect to normal, or mainstream, Christianity? First, it is essential to deal with the concept of legalism itself. The legalistic Adventist sects, such as Jehovah’s Witnesses, Seventh Day Adventists, Christadelphians and the old-style Worldwide Church of God may vary in actual doctrine, but have many areas in…read more →

What is Seventh-Day Adventistism?

This is a record of an interview with John Surridge Communications Director of the Seventh-Day Adventists. 1. What are the major differences between Seventh-day Adventists and other denominations? There are differences of course and I will mention some of them in a minute. But Christians have so much in common that we really ought to talk about those things first….read more →

Worldwide Church of God Interview – Autumn 1998

Interview between Doug Harris of Reachout Trust and John Halford Editor of Plain Truth and Regional Director of the Worldwide Church of God – Autumn 1998. DOUG: Could you give us a little of your background, how you came to the WCG, etc? JOHN: I have been a member since 1961. I was raised in Kent and Middlesex, and had…read more →

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