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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…

Jesus Only Churches

Jesus Only Churches

by Alan W. Gomes and E. Calvin Beisner

Unlike Jehovah's Witnesses, who deny the Trinity by demoting Jesus to a mere man, the 'Jesus Only' churches deny the Trinity by claiming that there is only one God, and that Jesus is the Father and the Holy Spirit. 'Jesus Only' churches not only require baptism for salvation, but also stipulate that it must be baptism in the name of the L… Read more…

Goddess Worship, Witchcraft, and Neo-Paganism

Goddess Worship, Witchcraft, and Neo-Paganism

by Alan W. Gomes and Craig Hawkins

The twentieth century has seen a remarkable revival of 'the Old Religion,' as adherents of New-paganism call the native religious traditions of Europe and tribal traditions from North America that predated Christianity. Many neo-pagan groups identify with Celtic (Druidic), Egyptian, Native American, Norse, or Roman traditions; others with modern scie… Read more…

Buddhism

Buddhism

by Alan W. Gomes and J. Isamu Yamamoto

In the second half of the twentieth century, the failure of Enlightenment rationalism and the spiritual bankruptcy of Western materialism have opened the door for Eastern religions, especially the nontheistic religions that promise enlightenment and peace of mind. Any major bookstore today has copies of the I Ching, the Tao Te Ching, and books on Taoism, Zen… Read more…

Astrology and Psychic Phenomena

Astrology and Psychic Phenomena

by Alan W. Gomes, Andre Kole and Terry Holley

Astrology, Tarot cards, Ouija boards, spiritism, psychic healing, palm reading, and old fashioned fortune telling (now called psychic consulting) -- all these are popular in America today. Psychic hotlines are heavily represented on television, with testimonials to their amazing ability to give people accurate details about their past and predictions about t… Read more…

Unification Church

Unification Church

by Alan W. Gomes and J. Isamu Yamamoto

The Unification Church and its founder, Dr. Sun Myung Moon, have been in the center of controversy because of their recruiting practices, their financial holdings, and their authoritarian style--including arranged, mass marriages. Most controversial in terms of its teachings in Dr. Moon's claim to be a new Messiah who will finish what Jesus left 'und… Read more…

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…

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…

Reasons for Faith (Foreword by Lee Strobel)

Reasons for Faith (Foreword by Lee Strobel)

by Norman Geisler, Chad Meister, J. P. Moreland, Josh McDowell, Louis Markos, Scott Klusendorf, Alan W. Gomes, J. P. Moreland, Norman L. Geisler, E. Calvin Beisner, Chad V. Meister, Mark Mittelberg, Josh McDowell, John Warwick Montgomery, H. Wayne House, Francis J. Beckwith, Winfried Corduan and Migu Endara

Many Christians want to witness for their faith, but they are afraid they will not be able to answer questions that others may ask of them. First Peter 3:15 reminds believers to always be prepared to 'make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you.' Norman Geisler and Chad Meister realize the fear of facing questions a… Read more…

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…

Deity of Christ

Deity of Christ

by Stephen J. Nichols, Christopher W. Morgan, Robert A. Peterson, Gerald Bray, Andreas J. Köstenberger, Raymond C. OrtlundJr., Stephen J. Nichols, 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…

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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