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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.

Against Heresies: Liberation Theology

By Clete Hux – With the presidential  candidacy  of Barack Obama, Liberation Theology has come to the forefront of public attention. This attention is mainly due to Obama’s outspoken pastor, Jeremiah Wright, of the Trinity United  Church  of  Christ  (UCOC) in Chicago, Illinois. The controversy caused by Wright raises questions that many people would like […]

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The Genuine Article: The Essential Doctrines of the Christian Faith

by Steven B. Cowan – Cults and other false religions deviate from the truth of God’s Word. But how? In what way? If cults and false religions are “counterfeit,” then what is the “feit”? That is, what is the truth from which they deviate? What is the “genuine article”? This question is important because having […]

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How the Cults Misinterpret the Bible

by Thomas A. Howe – Interpreting the Bible, indeed interpreting anything at all, is a topic of critical importance in this Postmodern world. No one has the right, according to the current wisdom, to tell anyone else that he has misinterpreted something. Everyone’s interpretation is right . . . for him. No one’s interpretation can […]

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Four Major World Religions

Judaism Worldwide Population: 14.1 million* Place and Date of Origin: Israel, 1440 B.C. Founder: Moses (?) Organization/Authority: Judaism has no official organizational structure. Jewish life centers around individual synagogues led by Rabbis who are teachers trained in the Jewish Scriptures and the Talmud. For orthodox Jews, the Torah (first five books of Moses) is the […]

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Science and Christianity Compatible!

By Brandon Robbins – Science and Christianity: can they be reconciled? Paul Kurtz thinks not. In Kurtz’s article, “Are Science and Religion Compatible?” [Skeptical InquirerSkeptical Inquirer 45), he asked the question: “Can we live a full life in the face of the ultimate human extinction?” In the final analysis of religion, Kurtz states that the […]

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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 […]

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The (True/False) Origin of (True/False) Religion

By Winfried Corduan – You may; you may not. You may; you may not. Okay, you may—but only on my terms!” How did religion begin? The above litany seems to characterize a contemporary approach to this question. Tomoko Masuzawa begins her acclaimed study, In Search of Dreamtime, with the declaration: “It has been some time […]

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A Christian Apologetics Manifesto Sixteen Theses

By Douglas Groothuis – This is a manifesto to ignite the holy fire of apologetic passion and action.  It is not a sustained argument or a development of themes. (I have written and lectured about these matters elsewhere). It is, rather, a short series of interrelated propositions crying out for both immediate and protracted action.  […]

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But Is It Science? A Response to Methodological Naturalism

By Steven B. Cowan – A few years ago, the Fox News program The O’Reilly Factor ran the following exchange between journalist Bill O’Reilly and then President of the Southern Baptist Convention, Paige Patterson, concerning the issue of Christian exclusivity:1 O’REILLY: I’d be offended if somebody came up to me and said, “O’Reilly. . .if […]

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