Aggressive Christianity Missions Training Corps

An extremist sect controversial for its un-biblical beliefs and cult-like practices. Theologically Aggressive Christianity Mission Training Corps is a cult of Christianity. After an August, 2017, raid by authorities leaders Deborah and James Green (who refer to themselves as 'Generals') were arrested and indicted on charges alleging kidnapping and child abuse. In May, 2018, new charges of tampering with evidence and conspiracy to commit tampering with evidence were added.

Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (1931 – 1990) – Cult Leader

In 1981 Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh spent $5.75 million on a remote piece of property in Oregon and invested millions more to build Rajneeshpuram as a spiritual retreat for thousands of his red-frocked followers. A few years later some of his followers were convicted of infecting salad bars with Salmonella, as well as other crimes: arson, wiretapping, immigration fraud, election fraud and attempted murder.

Why Whistleblowers are Often Ignored (Even in Christian Organizations)

It seems anytime revelations of sexual harassment or other misconduct in a corporate, government, educational, sports, entertainment, or religious organization surface, we learn that people who had tried earlier to expose the misconduct were ignored, their evidence was swept under the rug, and the whistleblowers were often punished in some manner. This dynamic develops because the case is usually not handled by a truly neutral party and the group politics involved do not favor the whistleblower.

Discernment

Discernment is the act or process of exhibiting keen insight and good judgment.The Bible teaches that Christians ought to grow in discernment, the ability to distinguish truth from error.

Branch Davidians

The Branch Davidians are a religious group that originated from a schism in the Davidian Seventh-day Adventists, a sect of the the Seventh-day Adventist Church. In 1993 many Branch Davidians died in a controversial, ill-advised U.S. government operation -- which became known as the 'Waco Siege.'Nearly 25 years later, 'Waco' is in the public eye again. In January 2018 Paramount Network premiers a six-part miniseries on the Waco Siege. And in December 2017 "48 Hours" reveals what it claims are …

Shunning

Some religious movements require members to shun anyone who has left (apostates) or has been expelled (‘excommunicated‘ or ‘disfellowshipped’ from) the movement, church, or group. Various destructive cults, such as Jehovah's Witnesses and Scientology, practice such extreme forms of ostracism that scholars use terms such as “psychologically devastating” to describe the impact.

Ravi Zacharias International Ministries

Ravi Zacharias International Ministries is a Christian ministry founded and headed by Ravi Zacharias. It focuses on evangelism, apologetics, spiritual disciplines and training. Zacharias is currently facing allegations that reflect on his credibility. Apologetics Index has always had a policy of linking to a wide variety of perspectives and resources. We have now updated this entry to include links to information dealing with these allegations, as well as responses by Zacharias and his ministry.