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In the days when reading was synonymous with printed words on paper, people who wanted to learn about Christianity and politics in America would dig into books such as The Naked Public Square. Readers curious about Buddhism consulted books by famed practitioners such as D. T. Suzuki or Thich Nhat Hanh. Those books are still […]

Witnessing to People in the Occult

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume31, number 5(2008). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org. Christians often feel like strangers to anything or anyone involved with the occult. Traveling to the strange world of the occult understandably may be intimidating, even for those brave […]

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 […]

What are the basic beliefs of Buddhism?

The year was 1893. The place was Chicago. Buddhists had arrived from the East to attend the inaugural World’s Parliament of Religions. While their contingent was sizable, they were vastly outnumbered by Bible believers from the West. One hundred years later, at the centennial celebration of the original Parliament, Buddhists outnumbered Baptists and saffron robes […]

What’s wrong with Baha’i?

In the way that John the Baptist prepared the way for Jesus, so a Persian prophet known as the Báb (the Gate) (1819–1850) prepared the way for Bahá’u’lláh (glory of God) the founder of Baha’i. While Bahá’u’lláh (1817–1892) believed his messianic mandate was the unification of the world’s religions, his message was fatally flawed. First, […]

What is a cult?

Larry King asked me this very question after thirty-nine people took their lives in the largest mass suicide in U.S. history. He went on to ask whether Christianity might legitimately be referred to as a cult. As I explained on Larry King Live the word “cult” has various connotations. First, a cult may be defined […]

Christ of the New Age

Six Enemies of Apologetic Engagement

The evangelical world today suffers from apologetic anemia. Despite the fact that Holy Scripture calls believers to give a rea­son (Greek, apologia) for the hope we have in Christ (1 Pet. 3:15; see also Jude 3), we sadly lack a public voice for truth and rea­son in the marketplace of ideas. We do not have […]

Apologetics: Six Enemies of Apologetic Engagement

The evangelical world today suffers from apologetic anemia. Despite the fact that Holy Scripture calls believers to give a rea­son (Greek, apologia) for the hope we have in Christ (1 Pet. 3:15; see also Jude 3), we sadly lack a public voice for truth and rea­son in the marketplace of ideas. We do not have […]