Apologetics

Apologetics
By Rob Bowman Apologetics & Interfaith Evangelism, North American Mission Board Is Mormonism credible? A sound answer to this question depends on understanding what kinds of claims Mormonism makes and what sorts of support Mormonism...
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By Tal Davis Official Names:  The International Churches of Christ (ICOC). Also known as The International Church of Christ.  (Formerly known as The Boston Church of Christ or Boston Movement.) Local congregations are usually designated by...
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(AKA: Unity or “New Thought”- Not to be confused with Unitarian-Universalism or the Unification Church) By Tal Davis Organizations and Ministries associated with the Unity School of Christianity Association of Unity Churches...
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By Francis J. Beckwith "It is the first principle of the gospel to know for a certainty the character of God . . . " 1 (Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormon Church) Mormon leaders often like to portray their faith as merely another...
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Q: Are Mormons Christians? When taken as doctrine, there is no other way to describe the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) than as cultic. Mormon teaching is not orthodox nor biblical in that it does not...
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The following Baptist Press article was published in 1994: HMB directors clarify statement on Freemasonry ATLANTA (BP) – Home Mission Board directors adopted a statement to clarify their stand on universalism. The original statement came...
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Robert M. Bowman, Jr. A basic premise for the existence of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) is that the lack of apostles and prophets in the Christian denominations is evidence that they are apostate. Mormons...
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By Tal Davis   Organizations associated with Armstrongism:   • Church of God, Pasadena (COGP)-Pasadena, Calif., www.church-of-god.org • Church of God, International (COGI)-Tyler, Texas, http://www.cgi.org/ • Church of...
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By Bill Gordon   Official Name: The Nation of Islam (NOI) Leader: Louis Farrakhan Headquaters: Chicago, Illinois Date of Beginning: 1978. The Nation of Islam follows the teachings of W. D. Fard. Adherents: The Nation...
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By Tal Davis   Their Strong Emphasis on Family Is Based on Their Beliefs About Eternal Destiny   The TV scene fades with a husband and wife warmly embracing each other and their several children. An announcer says, "A message from the...
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Adopted June, 1992, by messengers to the  Southern Baptist Convention.
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In this interview, Dr. Paul Copan discusses the idea of relativism. Culture says: "it may be true for you but it's not true for me." Listen as arguments such as belief in God's existence are discussed. Dr. Copan is Pledger Family Chair of...
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By Bill Gordon   Introduction   During the 1993 Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) in Houston, Texas, the SBC received a report from the then Home Mission Board (HMB) on Freemasonry. The report from the HMB identified A Bridge to...
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By Tal Davis Official Names: Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc., International Bible Students Association, Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania Founder: Charles Taze Russell (1852-1916) Present Leader:...
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By Lloyd N. Whyte, April 1977. Updated and expanded by Tal Davis, January 2002 GLOSSARY OF WORDS AND CONCEPTS Please note that these terms are presented for educational purposes to reveal vocabulary commonly used by Jehovah's Witnesses,...
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By Tal Davis Official Names and Membership (estimates): Apostolic Overcoming Holy Church of God (AOHCG)-13,000 Assemblies of the Lord Jesus, Inc. (ALJI)-50,000 Bible Way Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ World Wide, Inc. (Bible...
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By Tal Davis   Official Name: The Church of Christ, Scientist (CCS) Key Figure in History: Mary Baker Eddy (1821-1910) Headquarters: The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Mass. ( www.tfccs.com [cited 21 March...
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Q: What companies are owned by the Mormon Church? According to  Forbes : "Deseret Management is owned by DMC Reserve Trust, a religious, educational and charitable trust affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The...
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By Paul Copan In one of his dialogues, Plato cited the thinker Protagoras as saying that any given thing "is to me such as it appears to me, and is to you such as it appears to you." 1 This sounds rather contemporary. We hear slogans...
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By Tal Davis "All scripture is inspired of God." These words of 2 Timothy 3:16 identify God, whose name is Jehovah, as the Author and Inspirer of the Holy Scriptures. How satisfyingly delightful the inspired Scriptures are! What an amazing...
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By Tal Davis Who is Jesus Christ? This question is one of the most critical religious and philosophical ones ever asked. It automatically leads to other equally crucial issues. Just who was this Man, Jesus, historically? What did He...
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By Phil Roberts "But they use words just like ours- gospel, savior, atonement, virgin birth . In fact, don't they also baptize by immersion, send out missionaries, and talk about the gospel? It seems that their view of salvation is just...
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By Tal Davis     Official Name:   Community of Christ Prior to 2001 known as the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (RLDS) Key Figure in History:   Joseph Smith, Jr. (1805-1844) Other Key...
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By Tal Davis Official Name: Church of Scientology International Founder: L. Ron Hubbard, in 1954 Current Leaders: David Miscavige, (b. 1960); Heber C. Jentzsch (b.1935) Headquarters: Los Angeles, Calif.; Clearwater, Fla. (Flag...
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This printable resource compares beliefs of Freemasonry and the Bible related to God, oaths, Jesus Christ, salvation by works and inclusivism.
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By Tal Davis Official name: Family Federation for World Peace and Unification Formerly: Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity History of The Unification Church On January 6, 1920, Yong Myung Moon was born...
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By Paul Copan In my other essay, "What Is Postmodernism?", I briefly discussed the context for postmodernism's emergence, what it is, and what are its chief characteristics. Here I look at lessons to be learned from postmoderns,...
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(What You Have NOT Been Told) By Dennis and Rauni Higley President Joseph Fielding Smith (President of the LDS Church in the early 1970's) stated: "Mormonism must stand or fall on the story of Joseph Smith. He was either a Prophet of...
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Freemasonry During the annual session of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), June 15-17, 1993, the messengers overwhelmingly approved a report on Freemasonry. This action recognized the many charitable endeavors of Freemasonry. It also...
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By Tal Davis Is It "Another Testament of Jesus Christ?" The setting is a college library. An attractive young woman speaks to the television audience: " The Book of Mormon is a gift from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints...
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By Tal Davis Official name: Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Headquarters: (USA):  25 Beacon Street, Boston, Mass. 02108       (617) 742-2100    Web site:  www.uua.org (Canada) Canadian Unitarian Council, 705-55...
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By Tal Davis Introduction: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS or Mormon church) professes to be a Christian church. However, a careful comparison of basic doctrinal positions of that church to those of historical,...
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Authority and the Bible The Bible as God's inspired and infallible Word is regarded by TWI as "God-breathed" and perfect as originally given. The King James Version is usually quoted in TWI literature; however, some Hebrew and Greek texts...
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By Tal Davis   Americans and Canadians have seen much in the media in recent decades about the phenomena of cults and sects. The tragic mass suicide of the People's Temple in Guyana, the horrific flaming destruction of the Branch...