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Apologetics Resource Center

The Apologetics Resource Center is about the process of understanding the times and the alien philosophies opposed to God’s truth, as well as understanding and effecting the antidote of both knowing God’s truth and being the truth in our home, neighborhood, and culture. Now is the time for the Church to be served a wake up call, to be motivated, equipped and deployed into our world as radical change agents, redemptively as salt and light.

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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Three Truths and a Consequence: Justification by Faith Alone

By Joel R. Beeke As a doctrine, justification by faith alone is much more than the centerpiece of the Protestant Reformation, or a cardinal truth of the Reformed faith. It certainly is those things, but even more importantly, justification by faith alone offers the only way for fallen human beings to find the way back […]

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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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The Stone-Campbell-Scott Movement

Most people are aware of churches which contain the name “Church of Christ” and “Disciples of Christ,” but most people, including many in those churches, are not aware of the early history of these churches and their founders. This group of churches was, and to some extent still are, the central core of what is […]

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On Buddhism

By Keith E. Yandell Causally connected continua [sequences] of events [or states] seem to have been found, by the Buddhist tradition in India, inadequate to perform the explanatory tasks required of them. It is more difficult than it seems to dispose of [enduring] mental substances, and the debates among the Indian Buddhist schools concerning the […]

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Baptismal Regeneration Refuted

By Robin A. Brace The New Testament instructs those who come to Christ in faith to undergo baptism, but does the New Testament teach that there is no salvation without baptism? This is the mighty leap which ‘baptismal regeneration’ encourages us to take! A consideration of ‘baptismal regeneration,’ a doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church […]

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