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Engaging the New Age

In 1969 I was still taking the scenic route through college at an urban university in Richmond, Virginia. The university was known for its radical hippie population.  The Fifth Dimension had just released its award-winning gold record, “Age of Aquarius.”  Its popularity was due to more than the upbeat melodic voices. The chorus, “This is […]

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Nation of Islam “Five Percent”

Five Percent is a splinter group of the Nation of Islam, “Five Percent” is also known as the “Nation of  Gods and Earths.” That phrase refers to one  of the basic tenets of the Five Percent movement: blacks are gods and women are earths. The Five Percenters are a splinter group that broke away from […]

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Witnessing to the Nation of Islam

By Jerry L. Buckner Effective Evangelism/Witnessing Tips From the Christian Research Journal, issue 20-03, Americas New Love Affair with Gambling. Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan called for the Million Man March to take place in Washington, D.C., on October 16, 1995, and black men across America responded. The response was so enthusiastic that not […]

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What Is a Cult?

By Clete Hux 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 cyanide. Or we may think of David […]

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Judaism: It’s History and Beliefs

By Patrick Zukeran The religion of Judaism laid the foundation for the two largest religions in the world today: Christianity and Islam. The Jewish moral law, in particular the Ten Commandments, has been the basis for moral and legal codes for civilizations throughout history. This article will present a brief overview of the historical development, […]

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Who Are the Jehovah’s Witnesses?

By Clete Hux and Craig Branch They knock on our doors.  They distribute lots of literature.  They seek to convert us to devotion to their organization.  Many people in our culture ridicule them and some fear them, but few understand them.  Who are these people, the Jehovah’s Witnesses?  In this article, we will seek to […]

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The History and Doctrine of Islam

By Craig Branch Islam is the second largest religion in the world behind Christianity, numbering 1.2 billion adherents. Also, it is arguably the second largest religion in the United States.1 Yet before the events of September 11th, it commanded the attention of less than 6% of the entire Christian missionary force. The significance and resurgence of […]

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Hinduism: Empty Diversity

By Winfried Corduan My class in world religions was visiting a Hindu group on a Sunday morning, and we stayed for the communal lunch. I was sitting on one of the large mats next to a gentleman who had been a member of the group for as long as I had been visiting with students, […]

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