Wicca: The New, Old Religion

November 10, 2012By Apologetics Resource CenterGeneral Apologetics

The religion of Witchcraft is known by many names, Wicca, Paganism, Neo-paganism, the Old Religion and the Craft. Some practitioners insist that there are distinct differences between Wiccans, Pagans and Neo-pagans. However, there is little agreement on exactly what these differences are and almost all authors admit that there is a great deal of similarity … Read More

Overcoming the Bondage of Re-Victimization: A Response to “Overcoming the Bondage of Victimization by Robert and Gretchen Passantino

November 10, 2012By Apologetics Resource CenterGeneral Apologetics

By by Paul R. Martin, Ph.D. and Lawrence A. Pile with Ron Burks, M.A. and Stephen D. Martin, M.Div. GENERAL COMMENTS In their article long-time cult researchers Bob and Gretchen Passantino criticize the radical concept of cult conversion which says that many people’s lives are drastically and negatively altered by powerful and sophisticated thought reform … Read More

Samford Symposium on Environmentalism

November 10, 2012By Apologetics Resource CenterGeneral Apologetics

{This article is an abstract of the presentation given by ARC Director Craig Branch at Samford University on April 21, 2007.} The University of Connecticut’s Center for Survey Research and Analysis released a study last Earth Day (4/19/06) which indicated 66% of Americans believe that gradual global warming is true and is caused by carbon … Read More

Gwen Shamblin Weighed in the Balance

November 10, 2012By Apologetics Resource CenterGeneral Apologetics

Popular Weigh Down Workshop founder, Gwen Shamblin has moved rapidly down the road toward cultism. Mrs. Shamblin has now publicly indicated that she denies the trinity and calls all other churches “false,” “worthless” and “an abomination,” especially those whose emphasis is a grace message. Gwen’s Weigh Down message, which always contained somewhat legalistic Lordship emphasis … Read More

Alternative Medicine and the Need for Discernment

November 10, 2012By Apologetics Resource CenterGeneral Apologetics

By Dónal O’Mathúna, Ph.D. and Walt Larimore, M.D. {This article is adapted from material in our Alternative Medicine: The Christian Handbook, revised and expanded edition (Grand Rapids: Zondervan) to be released January 2007.} Alternative medicine remains very popular. Surveys have found that roughly one-third of adults in the United States use some form of complementary … Read More

Faith Healers or Fake Healers?

November 10, 2012By Apologetics Resource CenterGeneral Apologetics

Among the celebrities in the Word Faith Movement, none is more well known than Benny Hinn. From his lavish life-style to his on-stage performances, Benny Hinn has become the modern stereotype of the faith healers, even providing at least partial inspiration for Steve Martin’s character in the movie Leap of Faith. Hinn claims that thousands … Read More

A Family Affair

November 10, 2012By Apologetics Resource CenterGeneral Apologetics

You may have seen them in the mall in front of the local toy store or J.C. Penney’s. Friendly people, dressed as clowns, tying balloons and telling dramatic stories of their missionary work around the world, complete with pictures and, of course, accepting donations to help with the on-going ministry. You may have volunteered alongside … Read More

Demonstrating the Deity of Christ

November 10, 2012By Apologetics Resource CenterGeneral Apologetics

Many Christians are intimidated when they find Jehovah’s Witnesses at their door. The myth in the minds of most Christians is that Jehovah’s Witnesses know the bible very well. This is untrue. In reality, Jehovah’s Witnesses do not know the bible well at all. What they actually know is their presentation. Once they are taken … Read More

Dominion Theology

November 10, 2012By Apologetics Resource CenterGeneral Apologetics

For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. Romans 1:19 Apologetics and discernment ministries have a wide range of responsibilities. It is our aim to assist the church in equipping Christians to enter the marketplace of religious ideologies within our culture and present a credible case for the … Read More