The Enneagram’s Occult Remainders: Two Key Examples

May 25, 2023By ARCGeneral Apologetics

By Dr. Ronald V. Huggins In her new book The Journey Home (2023), Christian enneagram teacher Meredith Boggs writes: In my fifteen-plus years of learning, teaching, and writing about the Enneagram, I have yet to encounter one person who has converted to New Ageism, who started engaging in occult practices, or who walked away from … Read More

The Chosen Series

The Chosen Series

November 2, 2022By ARCCulture

by Rev. Clete Hux A few months ago I got a call from a friend wanting to know my opinion of The Chosen, a television series that has become very popular. I had not really watched much of it, just a few snippets here and there. So, I decided to do some research and discovered … Read More

Catholicism’s Mary

Catholicism’s Mary

October 11, 2022By ARCComparative Religions

By Rev. Clete Hux   Have you ever been in the position of trying to educate someone on what their particular religion believes and practices? As a teacher of comparative religions for over thirty years, I’ve been confronted with that situation many times. It happens often with Catholics, especially on the topic of Mary. Today, … Read More

Will the Real Mary Please Stand Up?

Will the Real Mary Please Stand Up?

August 30, 2022By ARCGeneral Apologetics

by Rev. Clete Hux – Today, more and more, Mary the mother of Jesus is being given a prominence in Roman Catholicism which finds little or no support in the Bible.  When a contrast is made between the biblical Mary and the Mary of Roman Catholic tradition, the result is two very different portraits of … Read More

Clete Hux on Priority Talk

Clete Hux on Priority Talk

August 17, 2022By ARCGeneral Apologetics

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/priority-talk-show-8-15-2022/id1619643355?i=1000576189554 Greg is joined by Clete Hux with arcapologetics.org to continue a discussion began on May 17th’s show about How America became pagan.

Witches Outnumber Presbyterians in the US; Wicca, Paganism Growing ‘Astronomically’

August 1, 2022By ARCGeneral Apologetics

By Brandon Showalter, Senior Investigative Reporter –   The population of self-identified witches has risen dramatically in the United States in recent decades, as interest in astrology and witchcraft practices have become increasingly mainstreamed. While data is sparse, Quartz noted, the practice of witchcraft has grown significantly in recent decades; those who identify as witches has risen concurrently … Read More

Guilty of Christian Nationalism?

July 28, 2022By ARCCommon Objections, General Apologetics

by Dr. Peter Jones -The latest critics of the Christian faith accuse Christians of being selfish, out-of-date, non-constitutional “Christian nationalists” who would impose all the Christian rules on everyone around them. Think Ku Klux Klanners parading through Washington, DC in the 1920s to defend “Protestant America.”[1] Or the The Handmaid’s Tale or a Christian version of 1984. Christians will, … Read More

The Worldview of Contemplative Mysticism

July 11, 2022By ARCGeneral Apologetics

by Rev. Clete Hux –   To varying degrees, all human beings seek their own autonomy or independence. This is especially true when it comes to a relationship with God our Creator. Suffice it to say that when we come into this world, we don’t come in running toward God. On the contrary, we come in running … Read More

Word-Faith Movement Profile

May 10, 2022By ARCGeneral Apologetics

By Clete Hux – Founder/Founding date: As a movement rather than an organized group, there is no founder or founding date, per se. The philosophical roots extend to Gnosticism. E.W. Kenyon (1860-1948) was perhaps the earliest modern exponent to blend the movement’s eastern mystical and New Age elements with Christian teaching. Official Publications: None. Two prominent publications … Read More

Towards An Understanding of New Age in Sports

May 10, 2022By ARCCulture, General Apologetics

by Clete Hux – What do Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, Andre Agassi and Wayne Gretzky have in common? It’s well known that they are popular professional athletes widely recognized as champions in their chosen sport. Most know that they are also successful businessmen. What’s less known is that they have all been exposed to New … Read More

Real Life Angelic Encounters

May 3, 2022By ARCGeneral Apologetics

by Clete Hux – Are there any true-life encounters with angels today? There is no reason to believe that angels ceased to exist with the completion of the Bible. Indeed there are many people who report what seem to be legitimate angelic encounters. In her book When Angels Appear, Hope McDonald records her experience with … Read More

Near-Death Experience: Angel of Light?

April 28, 2022By ARCCulture, General Apologetics

By Clete Hux – For many years, people have been curious about the phenomenon known a near-death experience. With the popularity of Dr. Raymond Moody’s book, Life After Death, curiosity has increased. There is also Betty Edie’s book, Embraced by the Light, which has been endorsed by Moody as the most profound and complete near … Read More

Neo-Gnosticism and the Word Faith Movement

April 27, 2022By ARCGeneral Apologetics

by Clete Hux – Many times in the history of the church there have been winds and waves of heretical teachings passing through and Christians have been alert enough to spot the errors. Other times, the Church has not been quite so discerning and the result has been reaping a whirlwind of counterfeit beliefs and … Read More

The Subtle Twisting of Scripture

April 27, 2022By ARCGeneral Apologetics

by Clete Hux – The following are statements on a sermon tape of a well known TV evangelist. What follows are portions of that tape. This writer’s comments are italicized. “The death of Jesus Christ was not a physical death alone… if it had been a physical death and a physical death only, Abel would … Read More