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“My name is Todd Davis. This is my Social Security number: . . . ” Remember that? Davis is the founder of LifeLock, a company that protects against identity theft. He was so confident of his ability to protect sensitive information that he published his actual Social Security number on television, billboards, and the company website. Was Read More

The Unification Church

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The Unification Church was established by Sun Myung  Moon (“Shining Sun and Moon”) following the Korean War. Claiming that he had received a vision from God, he started out to fulfill his mission of uniting all of Christianity under one headship—his own. Previous articles in this series have noted that most cults can be identified by what Read More

Christian Science

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Some lies are so obvious they can’t be disguised. So, cults rely on a trick the Navy once used when trying to hide ships on the open seas. Vessels were painted in bright, bold colors, and covered with complex geometric patterns. The idea was not concealment but confusion. Confusion is a key factor in Christian Science. The name itself is a Read More
READY TO GIVE AN ANSWER (RATIONALISM) Passages that will help you respond when people say… No offense, but the fact that you are reading this article means that you are probably an “irrationalist.” That doesn’t mean that you’ve lost touch with reality or believe the earth is flat. Nor does it mean that you are opposed to Read More
READY TO GIVE AN ANSWER (Work Righteousness) Passages that will help you respond when people say…
“I can do it mySELF!” said the young daughter to her daddy as she made her case for independence. After a few minutes, the first statement seemingly forgotten, and a somewhat impatient girl cried, “Daddy, Read More
READY TO GIVE AN ANSWER (FUNDAMENTALISM) Passages that will help you respond when people say…
There’s a reason why no one talks about the Ecumenical Movement anymore. It’s the same reason why no one was pleading for God’s deliverance in the days of Samson. For forty years the Philistines had oppressed the Read More
READY TO GIVE AN ANSWER (SOCIAL GOSPEL) Passages that will help you respond when people say…
As the word is typically used, a job is work performed for pay. In that sense, the church has no job. All that God provides us, whether for body or soul, He provides “purely out of fatherly divine goodness and Read More
READY TO GIVE AN ANSWER (IMPENITENCE) Passages that will help you respond when people say…
Our conversations around God’s Word vary. Sometimes witnessing to the truth of God’s Word is new instruction. Sometimes it is correction, and at other times it is offering a new insight or application. Our witness to Read More

“Don’t Judge Me”

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READY TO GIVE AN ANSWER (AUTHORITY OF THE WORD) Passages that will help you respond when people say…
It used to be that the most frequently-cited passage in America was John 3:16. The reference was visible at practically every NFL game you watched. As the football sailed toward the uprights, someone beyond the Read More
READY TO GIVE AN ANSWER (PROSPERITY GOSPEL) Passages that will help you respond when people say…
Prosperity theology teaches that believers are entitled to financial blessing and physical well-being. Followers are taught that faith, positive speech, and donations will increase wealth. Read More