The Challenge of the Cults and New Religions: The Essential Guide to Their History, Their Doctrine, and Our Response

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Zondervan Academic, 2009 M08 30 - 400 páginas
Cults and New Religions Aren’t Hard to FindThey’re in your neighborhood . . . your workplace . . . your school . . . maybe even your family.Cults are flourishing across America. Chances are, you’ve encountered one, perhaps even know someone who is involved in a cult. Can you discuss knowledgably the critical differences between Christianity and the teachings of Mormonism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Scientology, the New Age movement, Hindu-based cults, and other prominent groups and religious movements? In this essential resource, preeminent cult authority Ron Rhodes explains what cults are, why they are cause for concern, and why in the 21st century, as never before, their numbers and memberships are exploding nationally and worldwide. Drawing on his extensive experience as a cult researcher, Rhodes offers to-the-point, cutting-edge information on twelve major cults and new religions:MormonismJehovah’s WitnessesMind SciencesNew Age MovementChurch of ScientologyHindu-based CultsUnification ChurchBaha’i FaithUnitarian UniversalismOneness PentecostalismMasonic LodgeSatanismLearning the distinctives of these groups will equip you to deal with any of the thousands of other less significant cults you may encounter. The Challenge of the Cults and New Religion includes Color photosScripture IndexSubject IndexGlossaryBibliographyAnd your resources don’t end at the last page. You can supplement your knowledge whenever you choose by visiting the author’s Web site at www.ronrhodes.org for free, thorough, up-to-the-minute information on each cult discussed in the book.If you’re concerned for the temporal and eternal welfare of others, The Challenge of the Cults is a must. It will help you confront the deception of false Christs and lying doctrines with the clear, well-grounded truth of biblical Christianity.
 

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Crítica de los usuarios  - Scott Bair - Christianbook.com

It is difficult to understand how the business of tearing down other religions has become so popular in Christianity. If Satan can get you to focus on a negative enterprise like this, rather than ... Leer comentario completo

Crítica de los usuarios  - Matt - Christianbook.com

Excellent introduction book on the cults of Christianity and various world religions. Ron Rhodes does a great job again! Leer comentario completo

Contenido

Foreword by Lee Strobel
9
Defining Cults
19
Understanding Cultic Growth
36
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints
51
The Jehovahs Witnesses
77
The New Age Movement
129
The Church of Scientology
153
The Unification Church
190
1 8
319
Glossary
349
Bibliography
357
Scripture Index
367
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Ron Rhodes (ThD, Dallas Theological Seminary) is the president of Reasoning from the Scriptures Ministries. He is the author of eighteen books, including two Silver Medallion Award winners. He is heard nationwide on radio.

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