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

The Role of Scripture in Knowledge

The Role of Scripture in Knowledge

April 26, 2022By ARCGeneral Apologetics

by Clete Hux and Steven B. Cowan – I believe that God exists,” the philosophy professor announced, “but everybody has his own opinion about what God is like. And who’s to say who’s right? We have to be agnostic about the nature of God. We can’t know anything about him for sure.” For many of … Read More

Creflo Dollar Says, “We Are Little Gods!”

Creflo Dollar Says, “We Are Little Gods!”

April 26, 2022By ARCGeneral Apologetics

By Clete Hux – Perhaps one of the most arrogant and adamant pronouncements that Christians are “little gods” took place at last year’s 2001 Southwest Deliverer’s Convention in Ft. Worth, Texas. It was re-aired in April of this year by Trinity Broadcasting Network. Black televangelist and Word-Faith teacher Creflo Dollar insisted that we are gods … Read More

The Preconditioning of the Mind

The Preconditioning of the Mind

April 21, 2022By ARCCult, General Apologetics

by Clete Hux – It seems that newspaper headlines these days are full of examples of spiritual abuse, describing situations of people being victimized in both cults and churches. In critiquing the ins and outs of spiritual abuse, one often finds that people have been hurt by legalism, authoritarian leadership, manipulation, excessive discipline, spiritual intimidation … Read More

The New Age Medicine of Dr. Bernie Siegel

April 20, 2022By ARCGeneral Apologetics

by Clete Hux – The New Age Movement is religious in nature in that it is a blending together of eastern mystical religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, the Occult, etc.), embracing these religions’ beliefs and practices (pantheism). It replaces the personal God of the Bible with an impersonal universal force or energy. It is philosophic because … Read More

Spindale, North Carolina: Word of Faith Fellowship

Spindale, North Carolina: Word of Faith Fellowship

April 20, 2022By ARCCult, General Apologetics

By Clete Hux – A year and a half ago, Watchman Fellowship began receiving phone calls from former members of the Word of Faith Fellowship Church in Spindale, North Carolina. Parents who had teenage children in the Spindale church called from all over the country, including Montana, Florida, New York, Illinois, and Indiana. Together, the … Read More

Apocalypse Now!

Apocalypse Now!

April 19, 2022By ARCCult, General Apologetics

By Clete Hux – The 1995 bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, prompted national and local news media to gather information on groups that have the potential of committing such atrocities. The question that most are seeking to answer is simply this: “Are there religious groups out there who would use their … Read More

Disney Gone Awry?

Disney Gone Awry?

April 7, 2022By ARCCulture, General Apologetics

By Rev. Clete Hux – “M. I. C. K. E. Y, M. O. U. S. E! Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck! Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck! …” Many of us remember this sing-along song that opened the Mickey Mouse Club program when as children we were enjoying the biggest name in entertainment. That, of course, was the … Read More