The increasingly controversial Christian Research Institute -- which bills itself as "the largest, most effective apologetics ministry in the world" -- has launched a spirited attack on one of its most persistent critics, former CRI employee Bill Alnor.
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If you are puzzled about the Christian Research Institute's defense of the Local Church movement, which theologically is a cult of Christianity, you're not alone. CRI's whitewashing of the movement undermines and contradicts its own mission statement, and in doing so the organization has sacrificed its credibility as both a discernment- and countercult ministry. Dr. Norman Geisler and Dr. Ron Rhodes have published a response that shows why CRI will have to use the phrase "We Were Wrong" again...
With its stance on the Local Church -- which could be seen as whitewashing a cult of Christianity -- the Christian Research Institute (CRI) descends deeper into error and controversy
In this issue: Examining the "Word of the Lord for 2010," by the 'Apostolic Council of Prophetic Elders.' CRI gets it wrong (and continues to support a cult of Christianity. Cult expert Steve Hassan on the issue of human rights violations vs. religious freedom, and Interview with cold case detective Jim Wallace of PleaseConvince.com
Many people involved in apologetics and countercult ministry have fond memories of Walter Martin -- founder of the Christian Research Institute, and considered the original 'Bible Answer Man'. This year marks the 20th anniversary of Martin's death, prompting former colleague Kenneth Samples to share what he learned from his former boss and apologetics mentor.
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"Cult watchers" Hank Hanegraaff -- the controversial president of the Christian Research Institute -- and Gretchen Passantino -- wife of the late Bob Passantino, with whom she founded an apologetics ministry -- have reiterated their support for the Local Church, a movement widely considered to be -- theologically -- a cult of Christianity.
In a move that has Christian apologists and countercult experts puzzled and upset, Hank Hanegraaff - the already controversial president of the Christian Research Institute - has come out in support of the Local Church which, theologically, is considered to be a cult of Christianity.