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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.

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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Speaking for God?

A Response to the Apostolic and Prophetic Movement By Keith Gibson “I heard what I call the internal audible voice of the Lord . . .It was as  clear as crystal. I heard the actual words. There was no guess-work. It was not impressions.   It was the word of the Lord came to me. […]

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Capital Punishment

Author: Kerby Anderson – Should Christians support the death penalty? The answer to that question is controversial. Many Christians feel that the Bible has spoken to the issue, but others believe that the New Testament ethic of love replaces the Old Testament law. Old Testament Examples Throughout the Old Testament we find many cases in […]

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Abandoning Nature:  Some Reasons Why Homosexuality is Wrong

WARNING:  This article contains sexually explicit language that may not be suitable for younger readers.—Editor Author: Steve Cowan – Today homosexuality is considered by many people to be a normal and perfectly acceptable practice.  It is, they say, a legitimate “alternative lifestyle.”  The Bible, of course, says otherwise (see the article in this volume by […]

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Book of Faith

War What Is It Good For?

War! What is it good for?-Absolutely nothing! War is something that I despise, for it means destruction of innocent lives, for it means tears in thousands of mothers’ eyes. When their sons go out to fight and give their lives. War! What is it good for?-Absolutely nothing! So begins the number one hit written in […]

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Why Same-Sex Marriage Is A Bad Idea

On September 7, 2005, the California legislature passed a bill allowing same-sex marriages in that state.1 It is the first state legislature to do so. Governor Schwarzenegger has vowed to veto the bill, but it seems that a dangerous trend is in the making. The passage of this bill was precipitated a few months ago by […]

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