Cults and the Trinity

Cults and the Trinity

This book compares Christianity with the false religions of the world today based on the accuracy of fulfilled Bible prophecy.

Author: Ken Johnson

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 147828529X

Category: Religion

Page: 136

View: 381

This book compares Christianity with the false religions of the world today based on the accuracy of fulfilled Bible prophecy. No other religion has used prophecy fulfilled in our lifetime to prove its authority, except the Bible. With more than fifty prophecies fulfilled since AD 1948 and Jesus' teaching that He is the only way to salvation, we can conclude we must be a Christian to gain eternal life. Jesus declares you must follow His teachings in order to obtain eternal life. Among these teachings is the fact that Jesus is God incarnate, the second person of the Trinity. Numerous church fathers' quotes dating back to the first century AD show this fact as well, and the ancient church defined a cult as a group claiming to be Christian but denying the Trinity. Listing over one hundred cults and numerous subgroups, this book shows that virtually all of them are nontrinitarians. A detailed, yet simple, study on the Trinity will enable you to witness to all the cults using only this one doctrine.
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Unmasking the Cults

Unmasking the Cults

It is important to remember that what makes a group a cult is its denial of central
Christian truths. A. Denial of the Trinity 1. Description a. The orthodox, biblical
doctrine is that within the nature of the one God there are three eternal persons:
the ...

Author: Alan W. Gomes

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310864554

Category: Religion

Page: 94

View: 607

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 dealing with a wide range of issues relating to cults and religious movements in general, complements the other books in the series, all of which focus on specific religious groups. -- Why this series? This is an age when countless groups and movements, old and new, mark the religious landscape in our culture, leaving many people confused or uncertain in their search for spiritual truth and meaning. Because few people have the time or opportunity to research these movements fully, these books provide essential information and insights for their spiritual journeys. Except for this book, each book in the series has five sections: - A concise introduction to the group - An overview of the group's theology -- in its own words - Tips for witnessing effectively to members of the group - A bibliography with sources for further study - A comparison chart that shows the essential differences between biblical Christianity and the group -- The writers of these volumes are well qualified to present clear and reliable information and help us discern religious truth from falsehood.
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The Challenge of the Cults and New Religions

The Challenge of the Cults and New Religions

19 This is certainly the case with the Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses, Christian
Scientists, and some of the other cults discussed in this book. Denial of the Trinity
Many cults deny the doctrine of the Trinity. The Jehovah's Witnesses say it is a ...

Author: Ron Rhodes

Publisher: Zondervan Academic

ISBN: 0310829062

Category: Religion

Page: 400

View: 498

Cults and New Religions Aren’t Hard to FindThey’re in your neighborhood . . . your workplace . . . your school . . . maybe even your family.Cults are flourishing across America. Chances are, you’ve encountered one, perhaps even know someone who is involved in a cult. Can you discuss knowledgably the critical differences between Christianity and the teachings of Mormonism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Scientology, the New Age movement, Hindu-based cults, and other prominent groups and religious movements? In this essential resource, preeminent cult authority Ron Rhodes explains what cults are, why they are cause for concern, and why in the 21st century, as never before, their numbers and memberships are exploding nationally and worldwide. Drawing on his extensive experience as a cult researcher, Rhodes offers to-the-point, cutting-edge information on twelve major cults and new religions:MormonismJehovah’s WitnessesMind SciencesNew Age MovementChurch of ScientologyHindu-based CultsUnification ChurchBaha’i FaithUnitarian UniversalismOneness PentecostalismMasonic LodgeSatanismLearning the distinctives of these groups will equip you to deal with any of the thousands of other less significant cults you may encounter. The Challenge of the Cults and New Religion includes Color photosScripture IndexSubject IndexGlossaryBibliographyAnd your resources don’t end at the last page. You can supplement your knowledge whenever you choose by visiting the author’s Web site at www.ronrhodes.org for free, thorough, up-to-the-minute information on each cult discussed in the book.If you’re concerned for the temporal and eternal welfare of others, The Challenge of the Cults is a must. It will help you confront the deception of false Christs and lying doctrines with the clear, well-grounded truth of biblical Christianity.
Categories: Religion

Christianity Cults and the Occult

Christianity  Cults  and the Occult

Jesus is God, the second Person of the Trinity. As God the Son, He has always
existed and was never created. He is fully God and fully man (the two natures
joined, not mixed). As the second Person of the Trinity, He is coequal with God
the ...

Author: Rose Publishing

Publisher: Rose Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9781596365803

Category: Religion

Page: 14

View: 332

Christianity, Cults, and the Occult: Compare 11 Groups with Biblical Christianity Many teenagers and adults know at least one person who has been involved with some sort of occult practice, whether it be reading horoscopes or being interested in astrology. A Barna Group survey reveals that nearly 75% of all U.S. teens have dabbled in some form of psychic activity or witchcraft. Christianity, Cults, and the Occult, an ebook that can be read in 30 minutes or less, takes a close look at eleven cultic movements that have a wide range of occult connections and compares them to the origins and key beliefs of Christianity.Christianity, Cults, and the Occult helps Christians understand their own beliefs and explains the backgrounds of different occults, a list of occult terms and definitions, as well as Scriptural warnings against the occult. People enjoy discussing this topic and the ebook will equip them to know how deal with the occult when it confronts them in their schools or neighborhoods. Christianity, Cults, and the Occult explains why people are attracted to occult groups like Kabbalah which include people like Madonna and Demi Moore. Christians need to understand what's behind the different cults and occult so you can express to others how and why your beliefs are different. Christianity, Cults, and the Occult addresses the following topics for each of the 11 movements: •Origins (founders, dates, headquarters) •Key writings •Key beliefs •Occultic practices •Affiliated organizations •Symbols and photos •News and controversies These are the 11 cults examined in Christianity, Cults, and the Occult: •Freemasonry (Masons, the Masonic Lodge) •Kabbalah •Wicca/Neopaganism •Satanism •Spiritualism •Santería •Voodoo •Theosophy •Anthroposophy •Rosicrucianism •Eckankar More than ever, you need clear, reliable information so you can speak intelligently when talking about your Christian beliefs. Christianity, Cults, and the Occult provides you with information that will help you understand, pray for, and offer help to others who are interested in the occult.
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The Kingdom of the Cults Handbook

The Kingdom of the Cults Handbook

26 New revelation outside of Scripture is a mark of all of the cults. The Trinity of
God and the Divinity of Man Armstrong was an outspoken anti-Trinitarian, as
revealed in these quotations: But the theologians and “Higher Critics” have
blindly ...

Author: Walter Martin

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781493421817

Category: Religion

Page: 464

View: 296

False religions abound in the US and beyond, and Christians need information they can trust. Since the 1960s, The Kingdom of the Cults has been a trustworthy, well-researched resource on this topic for pastors, lay leaders, and other Christians. The Kingdom of the Cults Handbook takes that same, reliable information and pares it down into a more concise and simplified format. It's perfect for everyone from Christian teachers and ministry leaders to those who just want to better understand the religion of their neighbors. Covering everything from established religions like Islam and Buddhism to shifting trends in Mormonism, Scientology, and Wicca, this book will answer your questions and help you understand and communicate the key differences between true Christianity and other belief systems.
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The Kingdom of the Cults

The Kingdom of the Cults

THE UNIFICATION CHURCH 383 Trinity for the first time—but spiritually.''50 Now
Rev. Moon informs us that the Trinity had a beginning! Only after Jesus united
with the Holy Spirit the first time did the Trinity begin. It is impossible, by any ...

Author: Walter Martin

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9780764228216

Category: Religion

Page: 704

View: 139

Newly updated, this definitive reference work on major cult systems is the gold standard text on cults with nearly a million copies sold.
Categories: Religion

Knowing the Truth About the Trinity

Knowing the Truth About the Trinity

Is belief in the triune God critical? This book uncovers the rich distinctives of the 3 persons of the Godhead & illuminates the powerful ways God - Father Son & Holy Spirit - works in the lives of believers today.

Author: John Ankerberg

Publisher: ATRI Publishing

ISBN: 9781937136048

Category: Religion

Page: 55

View: 447

In a world where more & more people believe that truth is relative it is crucial to come to an accurate interpretation of what the Bible teaches about the unchanging nature of God. Questions & answers will help you quickly grasp the importance of the Trinity including: What is the Trinity? Does the Bible teach the doctrine of the Trinity? What role does each person of the Trinity play? Why is the Trinity a mystery? Is belief in the triune God critical? This book uncovers the rich distinctives of the 3 persons of the Godhead & illuminates the powerful ways God - Father Son & Holy Spirit - works in the lives of believers today.
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Land of the Trinity

Land of the Trinity

As to the attitude of the Fathers in general we may say with Fr Luneau that though
the Fathers oppose very strongly and even condemn the religious practices and
cults of the Nations , they borrow ideas and words from the philosophers of the ...

Author: Jōsaph Mat̲t̲aṃ

Publisher: Bangalore : Theological Publications in India, [foreword 1975]

ISBN: UCAL:B3464646

Category: Christianity and other religions

Page: 200

View: 415

Categories: Christianity and other religions

The Triunity of God

The Triunity of God

Tritheism invites us to imagine the Trinity as consisting of three equal,
independent, and autonomous beings, each of whom ... This wrong view is often
misplaced by the cults for the doctrine of the Trinity which states that there is but
one God in ...

Author: Russell Sharrock

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781105653124

Category: Religion

Page: 212

View: 660

This book discusses and outlines the Trinity or Triunity of the Godhead, establishing the biblical basis for the doctrine; it reviews other beliefs that disagree with the Trinity (such as The Word Faith Movement, Jehovah's Witnesses and the Oneness Pentecostals); it looks at issues such as Jesus Died Spiritually, the Gender of God and the Equality of the Members of the Godhead (Subordinism). It outlines the Trinity in such a way that it would not be difficult to understand the composite of the Godhead.
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What the Bible Teaches about the Trinity

What the Bible Teaches about the Trinity

In this book Stuart Olyott shows that the doctrine of the Trinity is plainly taught in the Bible, and that it is the foundation for a true understanding of the Christian gospel.

Author: Stuart Olyott

Publisher: EP BOOKS

ISBN: 0852347464

Category: Religion

Page: 112

View: 112

In this book Stuart Olyott shows that the doctrine of the Trinity is plainly taught in the Bible, and that it is the foundation for a true understanding of the Christian gospel. The book is written in straightforward language and is intended for the ordinary reader. Although it certainly shows up the error of the modern cults, its main purpose is to lead people to a better understanding of what God has revealed about Himself in His Word.
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The Christian Faith Why It s True

The Christian Faith  Why It   s True

... Trinity was never derived from ancient pagan religions (seeour discussion in
Ready With An Answer). In fact, the only rational explanation of the Trinity is
divine revelation. Among the cults andnewreligions, wefindmanydifferent
theologies.

Author: John Ankerberg

Publisher: ATRI Publishing

ISBN: 9781937136758

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 208

Christianity is unique in both the evidence upon which it rests & the doctrines it teaches. This book gives quick information on major biblical doctrinal themes. It offers comparisons & contrasts to any group's teachings on important subjects. All cults & new religions deny key biblical doctrines so whatever theology you are studying you can know that a biblical corrective is supplied.
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Trinity and Reality

Trinity and Reality

Trinity. and. Kingdom. THE CHRISTIAN GOSPEL is the proclamation of
Christocracy—Christ's reign. The kingdom focus ... Minor players like Judaism,
secular humanism, and various and sundry cults shared the moral and religious
stage, but ...

Author: Ralph Allan Smith

Publisher: Canon Press & Book Service

ISBN: 9781591280248

Category: Religion

Page: 226

View: 816

The Trinity is the heart of the Christian gospel, but Father, Son, and Holy Spirit seldom occupy that position in contemporary discussions of the Christian worldview. This book helps fill the need by unveiling the Trinity at the center of reality. Ralph Smith shows how Trinitarian life shapes covenants, creation, revelation, miracle, kingdom, self, church, and eternity. He compares the Trinity to opposing viewpoints, including secularism and other religions, highlighting the practical implications of Trinitarian and non- Trinitarian views for the individual and society. This book provides basic training for all Christians, especially students, high school and up, who desire to transform the foundations of culture. Ralph Smith (M.Div. Grace Theological Seminary) is pastor of Mitaka Evangelical Church in Tokyo, Japan and serves as director of the Covenant Worldview Institute. See his online articles at berith.org. He and his wife Sylvia have three children, all with Hebrew names. But they live in Tokyo.
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Answers to Questions You Always Wanted to Know about Christianity

Answers to Questions You Always Wanted to Know about Christianity

Our belief in the Trinity needs to be understood as it is one of the most profound
and important doctrines in the Bible. I have heard there are more mainline
Christians lured into cults than any other group of people. Someone puts doubt in
their ...

Author: Betty W. O'Berry

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781449755218

Category: Religion

Page: 186

View: 792

The purpose of this book is to answer questions for someone who is a believer or a non believer. It will give the reader an understanding of the three persons of the Trinity: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. As a person reads, he will begin to understand the reason for intelligent life or the existence of the human race. He will know where he came from or where he is going, which will be determined by the choices he makes. It gives an account of man, his relationship with God before he fell, and his new relationship after being “born again.” It unmasks the devil and teaches Christians how to live a victorious life.
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Saints Cults in the Celtic World

Saints  Cults in the Celtic World

cult was actively promoted and exploited by the Scottish royal dynasty . 46 The
first suggestion of a specifically royal interest in George came with the foundation
of the collegiate church of the Holy Trinity in Edinburgh , a scheme that may have
 ...

Author: Stephen I. Boardman

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015079270859

Category: History

Page: 217

View: 711

Saints' cults flourished in the medieval world, and the phenomenon is examined here in a series of studies.
Categories: History

Christianity Cults Religions

Christianity  Cults   Religions

... once a man, but“progressed”to godhood. He has a physical body, as does his
wife (Heavenly Mother). No Trinity. Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are three
separate gods. Worthy members may one day become“exalted”to godhood
themselves.

Author: Paul Carden

Publisher: Rose Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9781596365834

Category: Religion

Page: 14

View: 280

Nearly 1,000,000 copies sold! The #1 Cults and Religions comparison ebook on the market. Christianity, Cults & Religions will help you know what you believe and why! This ebook, which can be read in 30 minutes or less, compares the beliefs of 20 world religions, cults, and new religious groups on the following topics: Who is God? Who is Jesus? What happens after death? How is a person "saved" and what is the spiritual goal? Many religious groups use the same terms but hold completely opposite beliefs. Christianity, Cults & Religions helps you understand the differences between the different beliefs and gives you a firm foundation for your own faith. Christianity, Cults & Religions takes a close look at: Christianity, Jehovah's Witnesses, Scientology, Judaism, Islam (Sunni and Shi'a), Nation of Islam, Unity School of Christianity, Buddhism, New Age, Hinduism, Mormonism (Latter-Day Saints), Wicca, Hare Krishna, Unification Church, Christian Science, Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism, Bahá'í World Faith, and Transcendental Meditation (TM). Researched by some of the top scholars in the field, Christianity, Cults & Religions is an excellent guide for study leaders who want to provide clear summaries of beliefs and practices. This ebook provides the most up-to-date comparison chart available and features more groups, including Scientology, Bahá'í, Wicca (associated with witchcraft and neopaganism), and Nation of Islam, that other comparative pamphlets may overlook. Christianity, Cults & Religions provides extensive comparisons of 20 groups, including the five major world religions. In side-by-side comparisons, the ebook addresses: •The key person or founder of the group •The date and place it was founded •The key writings such as the Bible, the Book of Mormon, the Qur'an (Koran), etc. •Who is God? •Who is Jesus? •Who is the Holy Spirit? •What is salvation? •What happens after death? •Other facts, beliefs, and practices The Christianity, Cults & Religions ebook is an excellent way to teach the key beliefs and practices of biblical Christianity and how it compares to other religions and cults. The ebook's concise nature makes it easy to see and understand how the religions and cults differ as well as what they may have in common. The ebook is a great resource for Bible study and missions classes. General editor: Paul Carden is a longtime specialist in the field of cults and new religions around the world. Executive Director of the Centers for Apologetics Research (CFAR), and general editor of Christianity, Cults & Religions. Former co-host of the nationwide "Bible Answer Man" radio program. Paul has devoted nearly 30 years of his life to cult-related research and outreach in Latin America, Africa, eastern Europe, and the former Soviet Union. In 1980, Paul joined the Christian Research Institute (CRI) under its founder, Walter Martin. For six of his fifteen years at CRI Paul served as a missionary in São Paulo, Brazil, and for six years he co-hosted the live, nationwide "Bible Answer Man" radio broadcast alongside Ron Rhodes, Robert M. Bowman, Jr., Kenneth Samples, and other noted apologists. During his time at CRI he was also the ministry's director of international outreach and a senior editor of the Christian Research Journal (1989-1995). The pamphlet also contains information that addresses how to become a Christian and what other groups may teach about Jesus with a verse-by-verse biblical response. Christianity, Cults & Religions is an excellent resource to carry with you. Groups on a tight budget may find participants willing to purchase their own copy of the Christianity, Cults & Religions pamphlet if budgets are tight. Comparison of Christianity, Cults & Religions pamphlet to similar products on the market. (By Rose Editorial Staff.) •Spirit of Truth and Spirit of Error, Vol 2. Retitled in 2007, now called Comparing Christianity with World Religions (978-0-8024-8213-6). Available in 10 packs only. Compares Christianity with five world religions. •Christianity, Cults, and the Occult single unit pamphlet (ASIN 1596360534). Compares 11 groups, such as Kabbalah, Santeria, Voodoo, Freemasonry, etc. •Christianity & Eastern Religions, single unit ebook+AB19 (15963619). Compares Christianity with 10 world religions, including three main types of Buddhism, three main types of Hinduism, Sikhism, Confucianism, Taoism, and Shinto.
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Christianity Cults and Religions Participant Guide

Christianity  Cults and Religions Participant Guide

The Athanasian Creed begins by affirming, “This is what the catholic [or universal
] faith teaches: we worship one God in the Trinity and the Trinity in unity. We
distinguish among the persons, but we do not divide the substance [or essence].

Author: Rose Publishing

Publisher: Rose Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9781596365872

Category: Religion

Page: 94

View: 656

Christians need to know what they believe. Christianity, Cults & Religions Participants Guide is part of a 6-session DVD-based curriculum for small groups who want to know the differences between Christianity and Mormonism, Jehovah's Witnesses, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam. Christianity, Cults & Religions shows you what the Bible says about God, Jesus, salvation, life after death, and more.
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The Truth Concerning the Trinity

The Truth Concerning the Trinity

They were published in response to the criticism of a few concerning his
teachings on the Trinity. ... These booklets were evidently ignored by the authors
of The New Cults, who reprinted their same accusations in subsequent
publications.

Author: Witness Lee

Publisher: Living Stream Ministry

ISBN: 9780870837517

Category: Trinity

Page: 37

View: 143

Categories: Trinity

Time Eternity and the Trinity

Time  Eternity  and the Trinity

... “the question itself was badly posed,” and thus there are misunderstandings on
both sides. For the Greeks, we must distinguish between popular religion and the
mystery cults, and also between these and Greek philosophical thought.

Author: Eunsoo Kim

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630876616

Category: Religion

Page: 376

View: 383

One of the vital issues in contemporary Christian theology is the problem of a renewed understanding of God's eternity and its relation to time. This is not merely a peripheral doctrinal issue, but lies at the heart of our understanding of God and humanity, and contributes to our entire worldview. This study focuses on a long-standing debate between two competing views on God's eternity: one focused on God's absolute timelessness in classical theism, and the other on God's temporal everlastingness in contemporary panentheism. In contrast to both of these well-worn options, this book presents an alternative Trinitarian analogical understanding of God's eternity and its relation to time, especially through a critical reflection on Karl Barth's and Hans Urs von Balthasar's engagement of the issue. This analogical approach, based on the dynamic and dramatic concepts of God's being-in-relation and of the Triune God's communicative action in eternity and time, has the potential to resolve the debate between absolute timeless eternity and temporal everlasting duration.
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The Three are One

The Three are One

How do we understand the Bible's teaching on the Trinity and how can we refute those who reject this truth? Stuart Olyott shows that the fact of the Trinity is clearly taught in Scripture and that it is foundational to the Christian gospel.

Author: Stuart Olyott

Publisher: EP BOOKS

ISBN: 0852341385

Category: Religion

Page: 104

View: 473

To deny that Jesus Christ is God is to deny a fundamental truth of the Bible. Yet it is at this point that many of the cults differ from Scripture. Every true Christian believes that the three Persons of the Godhead-Father, Son and Holy Spirit- are three yet one. How do we understand the Bible's teaching on the Trinity and how can we refute those who reject this truth? Stuart Olyott shows that the fact of the Trinity is clearly taught in Scripture and that it is foundational to the Christian gospel. In straight-forward language the author seeks to lead the reader to a better understanding of what God has revealed about Himself.
Categories: Religion