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Hinduism, TM, and Hare Krishna

Hinduism, TM, and Hare Krishna

by Alan W. Gomes and J. Isamu Yamamoto

In the sixties, Transcendental Meditation, a Hindu-based movement, became fashionable as a way to therapy and psychological well-being -- especially after being endorsed by the Beatles and the Beach Boys. Its influence waned, ironically, after the courts decided that TM was a religion rather than a form of therapy, as TM had claimed. But its popularity helpe… Read more…

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Deity of Christ

Deity of Christ

by Stephen J. Nichols, Andreas J. Köstenberger, Raymond C. OrtlundJr., Gerald Bray, Christopher W. Morgan, Robert A. Peterson, Stephen J. Wellum, Alan W. Gomes and J. Nelson Jennings

The biblical teaching about the deity of Christ is a precious truth and foundational to the Christian faith. It has been called “the most distinctively Christian doctrine of all”—one that must be taught and preserved.With this in mind, Robert Peterson, Christopher Morgan, Andreas Köstenberger, Steve Wellum, Gerald Bray, Alan Gomes, Ray… Read more…

Mormonism

Mormonism

by Alan W. Gomes and Kurt Van Gorden

With their strong emphasis on traditional family values, education, discipline, and service, Mormons sound and look more "Christian" than many believers. At first glance, there seems to be little to criticize in what they say or do. But peel back the façade, and you find a cult with its roots in immorality and heresy. The story of the Mormon C… Read more…

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Unitarian Universalism

Unitarian Universalism

by Alan W. Gomes and Zondervan

Fast, informed answers to the challenges of false religions -- This is an age when countless groups and movements, new and old, mark the religious landscape in our culture. As a result, many people are confused or uncertain in their search for spiritual truth and meaning. Because few people have the time or opportunity to research these movements fully, the … Read more…

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Jehovah's Witnesses

Jehovah's Witnesses

by Alan W. Gomes and Robert M. BowmanJr.

The zeal and dedication of Jehovah's Witnesses mask a highly disciplined organization that has a troubled history. Moreover, their thorough knowledge of their own scriptures gives a pretense of having spiritual truth. The movement has grown from about 1.1 million worldwide in 1965 to 4.4 million today. Yet all is not what it seems in the Watchtower Socie… Read more…

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Unmasking the Cults

Unmasking the Cults

by Alan W. Gomes

In this introduction to the Zondervan Guide to Cults and Religious Movements, Dr. Gomes defines the characteristics of a "cult of Christianity" and why such a group subverts the search for spiritual truth. He explains the emotional and spiritual appeal of cults, who is susceptible, and the techniques cult leaders use to attract members. This book, in… Read more…

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Masonic Lodge

Masonic Lodge

by Alan W. Gomes, Larry A. Nichols and George Mather

Many make the mistake of thinking because a thing is common, it is probably harmless. Masonic Temples are everywhere. Are the Masons just another "service organization"? Though their rites are secret, Masons assure others that their practices are totally compatible with Christianity. But there is an injunction to each Mason to practice "his parti… Read more…

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Truth and Error

Truth and Error

by Alan W. Gomes and Zondervan

This book is not only an introduction to the entire Zondervan Guide to Cults and Religious Movements series, but also a quick-reference guide to the groups and movements discussed in the series. Truth and Error brings together in one volume the charts from the various guides that show how the groups and movements differ theologically from historic orthodox C… Read more…

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Satanism

Satanism

by Alan W. Gomes, Bob Passantino and Gretchen Passantino

Belief in Satan worship is often viewed as an embarrassing throwback to the superstitions of another time. And "selling your soul to the Devil"? Nothing more than an overworked theme in literature and opera. To the contrary, Bob and Gretchen Passantino show how, in the midst of prevailing attitudes of skepticism and disbelief, Satanism has made unpre… Read more…

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Mind Sciences

Mind Sciences

by Alan W. Gomes and Todd Ehrenborg

Is evil a state of mind that can be changed? Is there a latent divinity in us all? Is there a personal God? The answers to these questions given by the mind sciences: groups such as Christian Science, Religious Science, and the Unity School of Christianity are not the same ones given by orthodox Christianity. Moreover, these mind sciences appeal to many peop… Read more…

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New Age Movement

New Age Movement

by Alan W. Gomes and Ron Rhodes

Reincarnation, auras, and energizing crystals -- surely these are the stuff of fairy tales, nothing more. People don’t really speak to ancient Egyptian holy men, or listen seriously to Shirley MacLaine, for that matter -- do they? Drawing from a range of occult, pagan, and pseudo-scientific traditions, the New Age Movement is broad, diffuse, hard to na… Read more…

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