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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Saturday, Jun. 29, 2013
Princianism is a blend of semi-Calvinism, New Thought, Quietism, and Sandemanianism that falls outside the boundaries of biblical and historic orthodoxy. »
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. »
Saturday, May. 4, 2013
The issue of whether or not God sees all sin as the same has serious implications. »
Tuesday, Apr. 30, 2013
Many Christians have a mistaken perception of Charles Spurgeon's view of defending the faith. »
The Old Testament teaches the doctrine of a literal and eternal hell. »
Friday, Apr. 5, 2013
When someone has run out of credible reasons for rejecting the gospel you proclaim or doctrine you teach, they may resort to a last ditch objection. »
Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2013
Unmerited favoritism toward relatives in hiring is common in the church, but should it be? »
Tuesday, Mar. 12, 2013
We have in Christ and in His words, objective, absolute Truth which has a sure foundation and by which we can test all truth claims. »
Sunday, Mar. 3, 2013
Quietism is a passive approach to Christian living that is unscriptural and ultimately unhelpful. Scripture shows us a better way. »
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013
People being "slain in the Spirit" (also known as "falling under the power) is a controversial phenomenon, but I believe there is sufficient light in Scripture as well as help from history to lead us to some conclusions on the matter. »
Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013
The leaders of the Latter Rain Revival movement of the late 1940s and early 1950s taught the restoration of the offices of apostle and prophet. Their 'reivival' died out soon after the General Council of the Assemblies of God in the United States -- the largest Pentecostal denomination -- passed a resolution that denounced Latter Rain teachings as unscriptural.
Nevertheless, Latter Rain teachings never completely disappeared and later resurfaced under a new name -- that is, the New Apostolic Reformation.
Holly Pivec discusses the movement's size and influence, its teachings, and the Scriptures the movement misuses in support of those teachings.