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Perspectives on the Problem of Pain
by Robert M. Bowman, Jr.
Is Naming Names Normal?
by Jay Howard
THE CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY
by Craig Branch
The Church of Scientology was founded by L. Ron Hubbard in 1954. Its website claims that Scientology has 1811 churches and missions in 129 countries (1997). In their published materials from 1991-2001, they boast 8 million members every year, yet claiming to add 500,000 new converts per year, and to be “the fastest growing church in the world today.”1… (continue)
HARRY POTTER, SORCERY AND FANTASY
by Marcia Montenegro
Harry Potter is a character in a series of books written by J. K. Rowling about a young boy who discovers he is really a wizard, in other words, a sorcerer. Four books have come out in the Harry Potter series, with 3.8 million copies of the fourth book being released in the… (continue)
A CRITICAL LOOK AT THE JEHOVAH’S WITNESS BIBLE
THE NEW WORLD TRANSLATION
by M. Kurt Goedelman
The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures (NWT) is the name of the Bible used worldwide by members of the Jehovah’s Witness sect. The Watchtower Society claims this work to have been made directly into English from Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek languages… (continue)
REINCARNATION AND THE BIBLE
by Paul R. Eddy
Many modern-day adherents of reincarnation claim that Jesus and His disciples taught the doctrine of cyclical rebirth. Often the charge is made that the Bible originally supported the idea of reincarnation, but in the name of control and self-interest, the Church eventually eliminated these teachings from it… (continue)
THE ONENESS PENTECOSTAL VIEW OF SALVATION
by Gregory A. Boyd Phd.
Oneness Pentecostals are known mostly for their denial of the doctrine of the Trinity. What is not usually recognized, however, is that their understanding of salvation is as aberrant as is their doctrine of God. This misunderstanding is reflected even in most of the published literature on the subject… (continue)
KENNETH HAGIN MINISTRIES: WHERE’S THE FAITH?
by Jay Howard
The United States is known by most nations of the world as a nation of wealth. It should be no surprise that in a country of wealth, there should be a doctrine that helps to establish this concept as a biblical truth on par with salvation and other teachings of Holy Writ… (continue)
UFO’s: THE HIDDEN AGENDA
by Jay Howard
The summer of 1996 saw one of the highest, grossing pictures in the annals of Hollywood blowing away most of the movie competition. By the beginning of October the movie Independence Day had sold over 300 million dollars in tickets. An alien invasion of Earth movie reminiscent of War of the Worlds was unleashed on the public on July third… (continue)
THE BOOK OF MORMON
Robert M. Bowman, Jr.
Another Testament of Jesus Christ.” Such is the modern subtitle of The Book of Mormon, a book first published in 1830 but purporting to be a translation of an ancient Scripture penned in the Western Hemisphere between 600 B.C. and A.D. 421… (continue)
Was Early Christianity Corrupted by ‘Hellenism’?
Dr. Paul R. Eddy,
Assistant Professor of Theology, Bethel College, St. Paul, MNA common criticism of historic orthodox Christianity is the claim that early Christianity was corrupted by the intellectual forces of ‘Hellenism.’ (Hellenism, of course, refers to the influence of ancient Greek philosophy and culture, which spread throughout the Mediterranean world after the conquests of Alexander the Great in the fourth century BC.)…(continued)
Is Hank Hanegraaff the Rightful President of the Christian Research Institute?
There has been much controversy surrounding the current president of the Christian Research Institute (CRI) of California. I have come to the conclusion after interviewing the man who helped…(continued)