The Apologetics Index 'family of web sites' provides 47,830+ pages of research resources on religious cults, sects, new religious movements, and alternative religions.
Also included: information about apologetics-, anticult-, and countercult organizations, as well as entries on doctrines, religious practices and world views. These resources reflect a variety of theological and/or sociological perspectives.
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Tuesday, Sep. 24, 2013
Updated: Learn more about al-Shabaab, the Somalia-based Islamist terrorist group behind the September, 2013, attack on a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya. »
Monday, Sep. 16, 2013
Having been recently asked about what I may have written on the subject of the Word-Faith movement, I replied largely by giving what I consider the best resources for understanding and responding to the movement. I have reproduced that reply in this article. »
Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013
Both relativists and Antinomians will specifically speak against some things as wrong. It seems they only object when issues related to sexual morality are openly addressed. »
Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013
Misrepresenting the meaning of the original languages of Scripture is one of the easiest ways to mislead those with little if any training in those languages.Even if one Is not a scholar trained in biblical languages, however, there are simple ways to test what is being alleged about the Greek or Hebrew.
Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013
Submission to leadership is conditional. If a leader is leading well we should follow. Even if they diverge from the path just a bit we should be respectful, but we must always reserve the right to respectfully disagree if they say or do things we think are not in harmony with Scripture. »
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 2013
The absurdities we see in the avant garde will eventually lead to serious social and religious consequences. »
Thursday, Jul. 11, 2013
When we evangelize, we convert individuals from the world. When we secularize, we let ourselves become converted to the ways of the world. »
Wednesday, Jul. 10, 2013
When someone tells you, "God is bigger than doctrine," it is a good indicator that they are about to assert something that contradicts His truth. »
Thursday, Jul. 4, 2013
Recently I was asked about my thoughts on the difference between cataphatic and apophatic theology. I expressed serious concerns about the way apophatic theology has often been presented. »
Theologians are divided on whether the word "paradox" should be used in connection with Christian teaching, and the issues involved are important ones that encompass more than mere disputation about words. I say there are no real paradoxes in Scripture. »
Monday, Jun. 24, 2013
The Seventh-day Adventist Church goes to great lengths to try and be accepted as a just another Christian denomination.
But based on its serious doctrinal errors we believe it should instead be considered, theologically, a cult of Christianity. »
Thursday, Jun. 6, 2013
Billed as an exercise practice, Falun Gong is in essence a quasi-religious movement that engages in occult practices.
We provide an overview, as well as links to research resources. »
Sunday, May. 19, 2013
Though some people believe Genesis chapters one and two give contradictory accounts of creation, this is not a valid conclusion to draw from the biblical evidence. »
Monday, May. 13, 2013
It is helpful for Christians to know the signs of possible problems when assessing a minister or ministry. »
Tuesday, May. 7, 2013
Sometimes it helps to take a second look at what we think the Bible teaches. Even if you differ with the conclusions, you may find this article helpful. »