Aberrant Teachings and Sects Archive

Abbott Loop Christian Center

Abbott-Loop Christian Center (ALCC) in Anchorage, Alaska, was founded in 1959. Since then it has founded dozens of churches in half the states in the U.S. and in at least two foreign countries. We are still in the process of gathering information about ALCC but are able to make a tentative assessment based on what […]

Tony Alamo: Alamo Foundation Falls under Increasing Scrutiny

Sixty sheriff’s deputies swooped down on proper­ties owned by the Alamo Christian Foundation (aka Holy Alamo Church Conse­crated) in Saugus, California on March 24 and arrested four men on charges of child abuse. In recent days former mem­bers and parents of members have been reporting that the controversial sect, founded by Tony and the late […]

Binding and Loosing: What Did Jesus Mean?

Binding and Loosing- Introduction In Matthew 18:18 Jesus said, “Whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” Some people today claim that Jesus was telling us that we have power to “bind” the devil and his demons. Others claim that he was […]

The Error of Christian Perfectionism

Christian Perfectionism- Introduction Some people actually claim that they have reached a state in the Christian life where they just don’t sin anymore. Wait a minute, doesn’t the Bible say that if we actually think something like this we are deceiving ourselves and are, in fact, calling God a liar? Christian Perfectionism- Not Biblical Christian […]

Was William Marrion Branham a True Prophet of God?

William Marrion Branham- Introduction Some say he was Elijah, others say he was the Son of Man. Some even say he was the Christ. Was William Branham (one of the most popular faith healers of this century) really a prophet of God? William Marrion Branham- His Ministry The ministry of William Branham blossomed in the […]

What’s Wrong with Christian Liberalism and Liberal Views?

Christian Liberalism- Introduction They’re in our schools and in our churches! People who profess to be Christian, yet deny the authority of Scripture, and compromise essential doctrines. What is Christian liberalism? Christian Liberalism- The Beginnings Christian liberalism blossomed in the 19th century. In order to adapt to modern trends, certain scholars began to apply anti-supernatural […]

Dominion Theology- Reconstructionism and the Latter Rain Movement: What Are They?

Dominion Theology- Introduction What in the world is “dominion theology”? And is it really consistent with the Bible? Dominion Theology-  Not a Single Movement Dominion theology is associated with two distinct movements. In order to give an accurate assessment of this very controversial issue, I’ll need to spend a few moments discussing the elements which […]

Are There Apostles and Prophets Today?

Various groups are claiming that the church needs apostles and prophets today. Does the Bible support such a claim? Are There Apostles and Prophets Today- Definitions In addressing the question of apostles and prophets today, we must carefully define our terms. Certainly the church today needs church planters, missionaries, or leaders who act as pastors […]

Is the Church of Christ a Christian Church?

The Church of Christ- Introduction Some Christians believe that the Church of Christ promotes non-biblical teachings and practices. Is the Church of Christ a Christian church? The Church of Christ- Extreme Doctrines and Practices The Church of Christ movement originally arose in the hopes of promoting unity among all Christians, but it eventually ended up […]

Es Cristiana La Iglesia Apostolica Unicitaria (solo Jesus)?

La Iglesia Apostólica Unicitaria enseña que sólo hay un Dios y que Jesús es plenamente Dios.  Por lo tanto ¿podemos considerarla como una iglesia cristiana?Aunque puede ser posible que haya individuos que sean cristianos en la Iglesia Apostólica Unicitaria, nosotros creemos que la iglesia en general es herética.  Así como hay otros grupos pseudo-cristianos, la […]