Biblical Knowledge: The Historical Dimension

Biblical Knowledge: The Historical Dimension

September 1, 2021By ARCGeneral Apologetics

by John Y. May “It is still of absolute importance to believe in what is indeed genuine factual knowledge. “1 — John W. Montgomery This essay aims to explore the relationship of the Bible to historical knowledge. Specifically, what can the Scriptures legitimately contribute to our knowledge? To what extent can we depend on their … Read More

Alamo Christian Ministries

August 24, 2021By ARCCult, General Apologetics

by Clete Hux – Cult Watch I was out running errands yesterday in the 35242 zip code area of Birmingham, Al. While returning to my vehicle from a place of business, I found a newsletter on my windshield that read Alamo Christian Ministries World Newsletter. Recognizing this literature as part of Tony Alamo’s religious cult, … Read More

Kundalini

August 23, 2021By ARCGeneral Apologetics

by Clete Hux – Taken from the Sanskrit word kundal (coiled up), kundalini refers to the Hindu belief that a “serpent power” lies coiled like a snake in the root chakra (wheel of energy) at the base of the spine. In Hindu mythology, it is the serpent goddess Kundalini who rests at the base of … Read More

Destructive Cults

July 1, 2021By ARCGeneral Apologetics

By Craig Branch – We live in a country that constitutionally protects the freedom of religion. This is a precious liberty which allows men the freedom to believe any way he chooses. This is a pluralistic society. But it is a mistake to think that one can practice his religious philosophy any way he chooses. … Read More

Cult or Cultic?

July 1, 2021By ARCGeneral Apologetics

By Craig Branch – When asked to give examples of a cult, the average church member usually conjures up the names of groups like Moonies, Satanism, Jonestown, Scientology, and perhaps the Hare Krishna. Today, undoubtedly, David Koresh and the Branch-Davidians would be a common refrain. Much less heard would be Mormonism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Christian Science, and the Worldwide Church of God. And even less, many of … Read More

Yoga and T’ai Chi

July 1, 2021By ARCGeneral Apologetics

By Craig Branch – Many Christians bemoan the many decisions of the judicial system concerning the separation of church and state. But actually these decisions may prove to be important for Christians in using the government to respond to certain forces that are opposed to Christ (Romans 13:1-3). Christians do not appreciate decisions which diminish the preserving … Read More

New Age Teaching in Our Schools

July 1, 2021By ARCGeneral Apologetics

By Craig Branch – “A generation in love with Tolkien’s fantasy and Castaneda’s sorcery are ready for magic in themselves and in their young children.” “You can only have a new society. if you change the education of the younger people.” – Marilyn Ferguson, The Aquarian Conspiracy “What did you do in school today?” used to … Read More

Conversations with the Counterfeit

July 1, 2021By ARCComparative Religions, General Apologetics

By Craig Branch – There are many Christian leaders and secular writers who are describing the state of decline of our culture. The popular term used to describe this state is postmodernism. Briefly, postmodernism represents a growing rejection of rational empiricism, science, and Christian absolutes, or any objective truth. Relativism and one’s experience or feelings as the … Read More

Does the Bible Teach Reincarnation?

June 30, 2021By ARCGeneral Apologetics

by Craig Branch – A recent Newsweek magazine (28 November 1994) ran as its cover story, “The Search for the Sacred: America’s Quest for Spiritual Meaning.” This was a particularly revealing article not just because it acknowledged and discussed the significant increase in interest in spirituality, but because the observations demonstrated the dominance of the New Age Movement (NAM), … Read More

Paying the Toll at Heaven’s Gate

June 30, 2021By ARCComparative Religions, General Apologetics

By Craig Branch – Thirty-nine people (twenty-one women and eighteen men) were recently discovered dead. All but two were ceremonially draped in purple shrouds, in what appeared to be a cult ritual suicide. Was it assisted suicide or was it murder? Their ages ranged from twenty-six to seventy-two. Some had been in the group for … Read More

Heavens Gate Timeline

June 30, 2021By ARCGeneral Apologetics

Compiled by Clete Hux – 1931 Marshall Herff Applewhite is born near Corpus Christi, Texas son of a Presbyterian minister. 1964 Applewhite leaves his employment as a Choral Director at the University of Alabama. 1966 Hired as a music teacher at the University of St. Thomas, a Roman Catholic college in Houston, Texas. Also involved as a singer … Read More

What is a Cult?

June 28, 2021By ARCGeneral Apologetics

By Clete Hux – In this video Rev. Hux discusses “What do you think of when you hear the word cult?” For many of us, that word conjures up images of Jim Jones and Jonestown, Guiana, where some 900 people in Jones’ People’s Temple followed his instructions and committed suicide by drinking kool-aid laced with … Read More

Freeze Speech

Freeze Speech

March 5, 2021By ARCCulture, General Apologetics

By Dr. Peter Jones – I wrote this text on February 25, 2021, a day when stunning events occurred in the USA that are massive “legal” attacks on the opening line of the Bible: “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he … Read More

Can You Separate Yoga from the Hindu Religion?

Can You Separate Yoga from the Hindu Religion?

February 10, 2021By ARCCulture, General Apologetics

Rev. Clete Hux and Joe Godfrey, Director of ALCAP, discuss Yoga being taught in Alabama Public Schools. The Alabama Administrative Code (AAC), Rule 290-040-040-2 that bans the practice of yoga and meditation in its public school system has been in place for over twenty-seven years. A new bill, HB246, is making its way through the … Read More