Questionable Teaching Archive

The Irreconcilable Pursuit of Christianity and “Cool”

This review first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 33, number 04 (2010). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org That which has been is what will be, That which is done is what will be done, And there is nothing new under the sun. Is there anything of […]

Dr. Gene Scott

CRI has received many requests for information about Gene Scott. We can here only indicate what some major problems are and suggest a tentative evaluation. Gene Scott (Ph.D., Stanford) is a very intelligent minister in the Assemblies of God tradition. He gained a reputation as a troubleshooter and fund raiser in the early 1970’s; when […]

Robert Schuller

This article first appeared in Forward (now renamed the Christian Research Journal) volume8, number1 (1985) as a companion to the feature article “A New Reformation? The Faulty Gospel of Robert Schuller,” by JosephP.Gudel. For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Born in 1926 to an Iowan family of […]

A New Reformation?

This article first appeared in Forward (now renamed the Christian Research Journal) volume8, number1 (1985). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org “Why would any Christian write an article criticizing Dr.Schuller? Isn’t this being negative? Isn’t this being unloving?” These and similar questions are raised automatically by many […]

At what Price Success?: The Boston (Church of Christ) Movement

SUMMARY The Boston Church of Christ or Boston movement is a dynamic, controversial international church movement with roots in the Churches of Christ. Like the Churches of Christ, the Boston movement teaches that baptism is necessary for salvation. Unlike those churches, it has practiced an authoritarian form of discipleship. The biblical proof texts the movement […]

Boston Church of Christ Continues to Florish, Expand Overseas

Officials at Washington University in St. Louis have ordered campus police to arrest St. Louis Church of Christ recruiters as trespassers if they enter the campus again. The action came after universi­ty officials determined that the group’s recruiting practices violat­ed campus regulations, accord­ing to the September 21, 1990 St. Louis Post-Dispatch. University officials said that […]

ICOC: International Churches of Christ in Upheaval

This article first appeared in the News Watch column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 26, number 1 (2003). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org After nearly a quarter century of worldwide growth and notoriety, the International Churches of Christ (ICOC), known in its early years as […]

The Churches of Christ, the Christian Churches, the Disciples of Christ

CRI seldom publishes critiques of established Christian denominations which adhere to the essential teachings of the Bible. Normally we prefer to limit our published critiques to cults, heresies circulating among Christians, and controversial new Christian movements. However, the many questions we receive concerning the Churches of Christ, along with the related movements of the independent […]

The Bondage Maker: Examining The Message and Method of Neil T. Anderson. Part Four: Spiritual Warfare and the Myth of Satanic Conspiracies and Ritual Abuse

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 21, number 4 (1999). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Summary Neil T. Anderson’s promotion of unverified demonic activities permeates his book The Bondage Breaker, which describes in vivid, gripping terms at least 75 different episodes of […]

The Bondage Maker: Examining The Message and Method of Neil T. Anderson. Part Three: Spiritual Warfare and the Seven “Steps to Freedom.”‘

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 21, number 3 (1998). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org summary: the problems at a glance Further problems with Neil T. Anderson’s spiritual warfare teachings include his emphasis on his seven “steps to freedom” to the extent […]