L. Ron Hubbard: The Man and His Myth

April 4, 2024By ARCCult, General Apologetics

by Craig Branch Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. (Matt. 24:4-5) L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology, was a man who was able to strongly and powerfully transfix his followers and seduce them into accepting his own fantastic … Read More

Veritas: Uncovering the Secrets of Scientology

April 3, 2024By ARCCult, General Apologetics

by Craig Branch The religion known as Scientology is in the press a lot today and is becoming more and more popular in some cir­cles.  Many celebrities have joined its ranks in recent years, including Tom Cruise, John Travolta, Kirstie Alley, and Greta Van Susteren.  In this issue of Areopagus Journal, we examine this rising … Read More

Buying Into Scientology

December 3, 2014By ARCGeneral Apologetics

By Craig Branch Scientology is like a chameleon. It attempts to morph or change its profile according to the situation. It’s leaders (and subsequently its followers) are conditioned to believe that the end justifies the means. The end is “Scientology over the world.” There are various means. One category of those means is front organizations. … Read More

Contrasting Scientology and Christianity

April 2, 2014By Craig BranchComparative Religions

By Clete Hux and Craig Branch Scientology claims to be “an applied religious philosophy which recognizes that man is basically good and. . .provides exact principles and practical technology for improving spiritual awareness, self-confidence, intelligence, and ability. The word “Scientology” comes from the Latin word scio, meaning ‘know’ and the Greek work logos ‘the word … Read More