Category Archives: Cults

The Day the earth stands still (Gilbert and Peck)

More people believe in UFOs than in God.  Rather, more people believe in UFOs than in the traditional understanding of God. That is why there is an urgent need for Christians to give thoughtful, kind, yet firm responses to the … Continue reading

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Exo-Vaticana

Summary of argument (80).  Because only a small percentage of UFOs are extraordinary, the rest are intentional hoaxes or natural phenomena.   The language of UFO discourse is obtus, perhaps deliberately so. To clarify, the authors are not arguing that extra-terrestrials … Continue reading

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Gnostic Apocalypse

O’Regan, Cyril.  gnostic apocalypse:  jacob boehme’s haunted narrative Boehme is the site of the gnostic return to the modern world (ix).  CR hints that Milbank is also credited with the gnostic return (2). The discourse is “haunted” in the sense … Continue reading

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The Pearls’ Theology of Child-Rearing

These are the people that Lori Alexander follows.  Alexander also believes you don’t need to ask God for forgiveness if you are a Christian (or maybe you do.  It’s hard to follow her argument, which isn’t surprising since prairie muffin … Continue reading

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Good Advice =/= universal law (on the debt free virgin thing)

I feel like I have to add my .02 to the “Men Want to Marry Debt-Free Virgins without tattoos” article.   On the most basic surface level, that’s fairly good wisdom.  But here is the problem with the prairie muffin/RC Sproul … Continue reading

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Review: Principalities and Powers (Montgomery)

Montgomery, John Warwick. This is the best mature Evangelical treatment on the subject. Conservative evangelicalism faces a schizophrenia on this topic. On one hand, they know that the demonic and occultic exist because the Bible says so and modern experience … Continue reading

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Texe Marrs’ Book of New Age Cults

The title of this book is not *New Age Cults and Religions.* Rather, it is *Texe Marrs Book of New Age Cults and Religions.* The author thought you should know that. It reads like a mini-encyclopedia. Marrs is not a … Continue reading

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Review: Trance-formation

Cathy O’Brien has the unfortunate (though not the most unfortunate thing to ever happen to her) of not being believed by even the conspiracy theory community.  I’m more sympathetic to her story than most, but I will push back on … Continue reading

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You Might be a Hyper Preterist

You Might Be A Hyper-Preterist By Paul Manata  I now bring you: you might be a hyper-preterist. 1. When you hurt your back playing golf and your buddies look at you and say, “you got a bum glorified body, didn’t … Continue reading

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Review: Boa, Cults and World Religions

This is a handy reference for anyone who needs a quick response to the myriad of cultic and occultic movements today. It is persuasively argued, well-written, and very concise. Eastern Religions Boa gives a basic summary of the major Eastern … Continue reading

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