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Tuesday, Sep. 25, 2012

Oneness Pentecostalism:
The core beliefs of Oneness Pentecostalism violate the essential doctrines of the Christianity faith, making the movement theologically a cult of Christianity. »

Oneness Pentecostalism:
There has been much upheaval in the Oneness ranks recently but their view of God has not changed, says David Kowalski. They have a distorted notion of the Trinity and need someone to show them the scriptural teaching of the Trinity. »

Monday, Sep. 24, 2012

Boko Haram:
Research resources on Boko Haram -- a radical Islamist sect of Islam that has been committing terrorist acts throughout Northern Nigeria since it was formed in 2002. »

Saturday, Sep. 22, 2012

The new atheists are not called "angry atheists" without reason. Instead of engaging in serious dialog they tend to go for one's emotional jugular. They will blaspheme Christ and insult Christians in the most demeaning manner possible. David Kowalski lists the kind of tactics one can expect from them. »

Tuesday, Sep. 11, 2012

Cult of Christianity:
What is a cult of Christianity? How to determine whether or not a certain group or movement is Christian or not? Also: why such groups should not be called 'Christian cults.' »

Friday, Aug. 17, 2012

David Jang:
David Jang has become an increasingly influential figure in Asian and now American evangelicalism, says Christianity Today in the introduction to an August, 2012 investigative report.

Many people say Jang leads a group that has encouraged the belief that he's the 'Second Coming Christ.' Reportedly Jang specifically denied ever teaching this. »

Monday, Aug. 6, 2012

Collection of research resources on Sikhism, the world's fifth largest religion. »

Tuesday, Apr. 17, 2012

Aggressive Christianity Mission Training Corps:
An elitist 'Christian' sect controversial for its un-biblical beliefs and cult-like practices. »

Monday, Apr. 16, 2012

Prosperity Gospel:
John Piper, pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, explains why he opposes the properity gospel »

Tuesday, Apr. 10, 2012

Applied Scholastics:
Applied Scholastics promotes the use of study techniques created by L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Church of Scientology. Scientology refers to it as one of its 'social betterment' programs.

Critics contend use of the material helps legitimize the controversial cult, and point out that the organization's claims can not be independently verified. »

Thursday, Apr. 5, 2012

Freeminds Inc.:
Freeminds, Inc. is a secular educational organization that aims to educate the public about the methods that all cults use, with a particular focus on Jehovah's Witnesses. »

Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2012

Celestial Marriage:
One of the requirements to reach 'exaltation' -- the fullness of all that God has to offer -- is what Mormons call "celestial marriage."

Celestial marriage is a marriage in a Mormon temple designed to last not just until death but throughout all eternity. It is not a practice taught or condoned by historic, Biblical Christianity »

How the Mormon Church outlawed polygamy, "The Most Holy And Important Doctrine Ever Revealed." »

Friday, Mar. 23, 2012

Sound Doctrine Church:
Contrary to its name, Sound Doctrine Church teaches many unsound doctrines. In addition the church reportedly has cult-like characteristics. »

Monday, Mar. 19, 2012

Rose Guide to the Temple:
The Rose Guide to the Temple is a a full-color, large format book that provides a complete easy-to-understand overview of the history of the Temple in Jerusalem. »

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