December, 2010 Archive

Elliot Miller, CRI Journal’s Editor-in-Chief on Co-habitaion

Elliot Miller, Editor-in-Chief of the Christian Research Journal, responds to the discussion on CRI’s Facebook wall regarding his “From the

What’s wrong with Wicca?

Wicca is a neo–pagan, earth–centered religion that has its modern origins in the teaching and practice of the original English Wiccan, Gerald Gardner (1884–1964). Today, Wicca is experiencing dramatic growth as teens reject what they perceive as Christian paternalism, homophobia, and insensitivity to the environment. While stereotypes of Wiccans as Satanists or sinister spell–casters are […]

What is the occult?

While the word “occult” (from the Latin occultus) literally means “hidden” or “secret,” the world of the occult is clearly out of the closet. It has been glamorized as New Age, but its genesis is as old age as the hiss of the serpent: “Your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, […]

Is Seventh Day Adventism orthodox?

Over the years I have encountered many Seventh Day Adventists who have told me that to worship on Sunday is to take the mark of the Beast. Far from being monolithic, however, Seventh Day Adventism is multifaceted. First, there are Adventists who are thoroughly orthodox. As such, they embrace the essentials of the historic Christian […]

What is Scientology?

The Church of Scientology was founded in the 1950s by science-fiction author Lafayette Ronald (L. Ron) Hubbard. Although the church claims to be compatible with Christianity, the two belief structures––one rooted in science fiction, the other in soteriological fact––are contradictory and cannot be harmonized. First, Scientology teaches that humans are immortal thetans trapped in a […]

What is wrong with astrology?

As Charles Strohmer has well said, “Astrology has been debunked more than the tooth fairy and cheered more than the Pope.” Despite the fact that it is denounced by Scripture, debunked by science, and demonstrably superstitious, humankind’s fascination with astrology continues unabated. While multitudes view astrology as a harmless pastime, in reality it is a […]

What is the New Age movement?

Not everyone who wears a cross is a Christian. Likewise, not everyone who owns a crystal is a New Ager. To accurately identify New Agers we must move beyond superficial symbols such as crystals, unicorns, and rainbows to identify their beliefs and practices. First, New Agers hold to pantheistic monism. Thus, in their view, God […]

Interview with Bob Perry

Interview with Joe Dallas (Witnessing to Cohabiting Couples)

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