L. Ron Hubbard: The Man and His Myth

April 4, 2024By ARCCult, General Apologetics

by Craig Branch Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. (Matt. 24:4-5) L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology, was a man who was able to strongly and powerfully transfix his followers and seduce them into accepting his own fantastic … Read More

Veritas: Uncovering the Secrets of Scientology

April 3, 2024By ARCCult, General Apologetics

by Craig Branch The religion known as Scientology is in the press a lot today and is becoming more and more popular in some cir­cles.  Many celebrities have joined its ranks in recent years, including Tom Cruise, John Travolta, Kirstie Alley, and Greta Van Susteren.  In this issue of Areopagus Journal, we examine this rising … Read More

Rick Joyner: Super Prophet

April 2, 2024By ARCCulture, General Apologetics

Against Heresies by Clete Hux Prophecy gone awry!  That’s how many would describe the some aspects of the charismatic experiential movement today.  There are so-called apostles and prophets coming out of the woodwork.  They can be found just about any place one cares to look. It used to be that evangelical Christians, for the most … Read More

Veritas: Troublesome Movements in the 21st Century Church

March 21, 2024By ARCGeneral Apologetics

by Craig Branch Christianity Today reprinted a story from Outreach magazine last year titled “Special Report: The American Church in Crisis.” It began, “Attendance is down. The picture is bleak. New research reveals startling and sobering facts. What do they mean for you, your church, and Christianity in America?”1 What research?  Gallup and Barna’s statistics … Read More

Alvin Plantinga: A Quintessential Christian Philosopher

March 20, 2024By ARCGeneral Apologetics

by Raymond J. VanArragon In the last thirty years or so, Christians have made deep inroads in philosophy departments at universities in the United States and elsewhere.  The Society of Christian Philosophers, an organization started in 1981, now hosts important conferences every year, produces a highly respected journal, and boasts over 1000 members.  Many up-and-coming … Read More

The Christian Apologetics of C. S. Lewis

March 14, 2024By ARCCulture, General Apologetics

by Knox Chamblin Wrote C. S. Lewis: “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the Sun has risen, not only because I see it but because by it I see everything else.”[1]  In that light we consider Lewis’ apologetics.  In this endeavor we are indebted to the greatest of all Christian apologists, the apostle … Read More

Skeptics Just Don’t Get Moral Argument

March 14, 2024By ARCCulture, General Apologetics

DISPUTATIONS Skeptics Just Don’t Get Moral Argument by Steven B. Cowan   Francis Collins is a well-known scientist who once headed the Human Genome Project.  He is also a Christian, converted from atheism under the influence of C.S. Lewis’s magnum opus, Mere Christianity.  This year, Collins published a book titled The Language of God (Free … Read More

Does the Bible Teach Pacifism?

March 14, 2024By ARCCulture, General Apologetics

by Todd Wilson   The United States today finds itself at war.  On March 20, 2003 the United States officially began the war with Iraq codenamed “Operation Iraqi Freedom.”  President George W. Bush’s stated objective for the invasion was “to disarm Iraq of weapons of mass destruction, to end Saddam Hussein’s support for terrorism, and … Read More

War in the Old Testament

March 14, 2024By ARCCulture, General Apologetics

by Steven B. Cowan The Old Testament (OT) is filled with warfare.  Some of the OT wars are waged by pagan nations such as Assyria and Babylonia.  Some are waged by the Israelites, God’s chosen people.  It is the latter that concern us in this article.  Advocates of the Just War Theory hold that some … Read More