Month: May 2014
Kingdom Now Theology Heretical
teaching. Holds that Jesus can not return unless and until “the Church” subdues and rules the earth. For an extensive overview, see Kingdom Theology Defined
. Catchall Page
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A brief, verse-by-verse look at 1 Corinthians 14 in which Paul addresses spiritual gifts and manifestations.
Initially written in response to the increasingly odd teachings and practices in the Toronto Blessing and similar so-called 'renewal- and revival movements.'
The international Churches of Christ (ICOC) was long one of the most destructive cults of Christianity around.
It has cleaned up its act somewhat, but we still advice Christians against involvement in this movement.
We have updated links to (mostly) historical research resources on this church.
Warren Steed Jeffs is the president of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
In August, 2011, a Texas jury convicted polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs of child sexual assault Thursday in a case stemming from two young followers he took as brides in what his church calls "spiritual marriages."
Though Jeffs was sentenced to life in prison plus 20 years, most of his followers continue to view him as God's prophet -- and he continues to rule his sect with an iron fist.
This is a catch-all page for short items starting with the letter 'p'
Miscellaneous short entries related to religions, cults, and related issues.
Witchcraft is a diverse movement that knows no central authority. Practitioners do not all have the same views, beliefs and practices. But there are common themes.
Craig Hawkins looks at the history, beliefs and practices of Witchcraft, and provides a critique of the witches' world view -- on biblical, metaphysical, logical, and ethical grounds.
Published nearly 26 years ago, Stephen Covey's development training program, "The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People" today is as popular as ever.
But most people who use it are unaware of the fact that Covey has discovered how to communicate Mormon teachings to non-Mormons by simply changing his vocabulary.
Bill Gordon explains that a study of Covey's writings reveal the Mormon ideas and beliefs behind many of the principles found in 7 Habits.
Thousands join Youth With A Mission (YWAM) yearly on short term mission experiences.
But we must ask ask, "What is the gospel they are spreading?" Do they really know God - the God of the Bible, or have they redefined traditional and biblical definitions of God? A look at YWAM's flirtations with Moral Government Theology.
One of many movements based on variations of qi gong.
According to the New York Times, the full name translates to "China Health Care and Wisdom Enhancement Practice." It was founded by Zhang Hongbao.
Originally a Japanese branch of Mahayana Buddhism. It teaches a doctrineless path to enlightenment, based upon existentialism and intuition. Transcendence acquired in Zen is the only state of being that validates self.
L. Ron Hubbard was an American author. He is best known as the founder of the Church of Scientology.
Scientologists do not 'worship' Hubbard, but they do hold him in high regard -- even though he has been exposed as a fantastist who lied about his life and accomplishments.