Posts Tagged "Apologetics"

5 Reasons People Join Cults and Cults are Successful

We are frequently asked why people join cults, often with a tone of incredulity. The truth is no one joins a cult. People find themselves in a cult having joined a community of people with whom they have come to identify, a settled community that seems to have answers not found elsewhere. They have been invited, included, taken seriously, treated…read more →

Christian Fundamentals: The Battle For Truth

1 John 2:15-17 – What’s Wrong With The World? There is a battle for truth in our world today. We have, so far, seen that true fellowship with God is marked by: An increased consciousness of sin (1 John 1:6-10) A growing likeness to Christ (1 John 2:1-6) God’s light shines in God’s law and in Christian love and conviction…read more →

Christian Fundamentals: Who is Jesus?

In this series on fundamentals we are looking at the gospel in John’s letters. Last time we looked at how we walk in the light of God’s. This is the same John who wrote the gospel. He is described by Paul as a pillar of the Jerusalem church (Gal.2:9) Early accounts of John are found in Acts 3 and Acts…read more →

5 Ways to Reach Out to Jewish People

As believers seeking to share the gospel, it is essential to be ready to provide a reason for the hope within us and to be able to do that in a way that is honouring to God and respectful to others. When sharing the gospel with Jewish people, one approach clearly doesn’t fit all the Jews, since there are differences…read more →

What is a cult? Mormonism a Case Study

I rarely get asked if the Watchtower Society is a cult. People seem to know there is something not right there. From a general antipathy because of their blood transfusion policy, through specific questions of Jesus’ identity and the Trinity, folk are guarded, even hostile when it comes to Jehovah’s Witnesses. Mormonism is something else altogether. One big reason for…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 →

5 Steps to Winning on Your Doorstep

When we think about the obstacles to faith faced by the cult member we might think of the pressure from the group to ‘stay faithful,’ the reminder of covenant promises that will be broken if they leave, the threat of rewards forfeited if they walk away, blessings lost, a life wasted, an eternity of regret. Our ministry is, in large…read more →

Ten Questions

Even after all these years we at Reachout will get asked about groups we haven’t heard about, or we are not familiar with. Where do you start, what do you ask, how do you asses truth claims in light of God’s Word? Here are ten questions to help lay some solid foundations on which to build a reliable picture. What…read more →

A Reason for a Reasoned Defense

“Why do I bother? Why are the apologetic arguments I bring not more effective? I am tired of repeating the same arguments until even to me they become less compelling and I wonder if there might be a better way, a more effective way? I still believe fervently but if these “proofs” are so compelling why don’t more respond in…read more →

The Assumption

I started a conversation on the bus the other day and just before I got off the person handed me a copy of the newssheet from her local Catholic church. I put it in my pocket and forgot all about it. Findingitlater, I read an article entitled ‘Assumptions’, which raised some interesting issues that I felt I needed to be…read more →

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