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Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2012

John Edward, Psychics:
Do deceased friends and loved-ones communicate with John Edward? Research resources on the subject. »

Monday, Mar. 12, 2012

Twelve Tribes:
Twelve Tribes is a communal religious movement that believes it emulates the early Christian church. Theologically it is a cult of Christianity. »

Twelve Tribes:
Information about the Twelve Tribes, an international community of religious communes, considered to be theologically a cult of Christianity. »

Saturday, Mar. 10, 2012

General Assemblies and Church of the First Born:
A small Pentecostal 'denomination' of sorts, consisting of a few dozen independent, loosely affiliated congregations throughout the USA. This group of churches is noted for its controversial, unbiblical teachings regarding faith healing, which have resulted in unnecessary deaths. »

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012

Also known as Executive Success Programs, NXIVM is a company offering courses in the development of human potential.

Devotees praise the program, but others view the organization to be, sociologically, a cult. »

Friday, Feb. 10, 2012

New Apostles and Prophets:
In recent years the Christian Church has seen an explosion of independent ministries led by men and women claiming to speak and act with apostolic and prophetic authority.

Yet many of their statements and teachings strike at the very heart of essential Christian doctrine and the nature of Christianity.

A book review by Anton Hein »

New Apostles and Prophets:
A close examination reveals that the new apostolic and prophetic movement poses a serious threat to the doctrional integrity of the Church. »

Monday, Jan. 30, 2012

T.D. Jakes, Trinity:
T.D. Jakes says he has moved away from a "Oneness" view of the Godhead to embrace an orthodox definition of the Trinity. Yet he still considers modalists -- people who embrace the heretical Oneness theology -- to be Christians. »

Friday, Dec. 30, 2011

The dark and dangerous world of cults has long been a source of both fascination and fear. What attracts followers to cults and, more importantly, what makes them stay?

Watch the documentary, Cults: Dangerous Devotion. »

Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011

Pakistan’s Islamic blasphemy laws have been widely condemned. False accusations of blasphemy are often used by Muslims in disputes not only with Christians and followers of other faiths, but also with fellow Muslims. »

Friday, Dec. 23, 2011

Apologetics Index Blog, Mormonism:
In recent month there has been much discussion in the media on the question of whether or not Mormonism is a 'cult.'

Most people who weighed in on the subject demonstrated a lack knowledge regarding the meaning of the term 'cult,' as well as the differences between Mormon and Christian theology. »

Monday, Dec. 12, 2011

Research resources on Buddhism. As with everything in Apologetics Index, while we have a particular focus on Christian apologetics this updated entry continues our tradition of linking to study resources from a variety of perspectives. »

Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011

Calvinism and Arminianism:
Few discussions regarding Christian theology bring with them so much heat and so little light than the ones regarding Calvinism versus Arminianism. »

Calvinism and Arminianism:
Lost in a thicket of Arminian and Calvinist debate, we sometimes lose sight of the grand truths we hold in common...

Christian author and minister Edward Fudge shows what Christians on both sides of the discussion have in common. »

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011

Apologetics Index Blog, Spiritual Abuse:
Many Christians unwittingly get caught up in abusive churches -- or relationships -- in which they are subjected to spiritual abuse.

Stephen Martin's book The Heresy of Mind Control helps Christians recognize the warning signs that a group and its leader are dangerous. »

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