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All articles by Eryl Davies

Eryl Davies is an elder at Heath Evangelical Church, Cardiff and is a consulting editor of the Evangelical Magazine.

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June 2002
Cults and other religions

Concerning Cults-William Branham (Part 1)

The name of the late William Branham may have no significance at all for you or your church. If so, I am delighted. But why should I now tell you about Branham? There are three reasons for doing so. One reason is that Branham's disciples are contacting increasing numbers of evangelical pastors and churches.…

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Concerning Cults

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May 2002
Cults and other religions

Concerning Cults

Doreen Irvine (2)Only a few weeks ago there was uproar in Cardiff University, one of the top ten universities in the United Kingdom. It was all about an article in a recent issue of the university student newspaper.The article seemed fair and accurate in what it said. For example, it talked about the origins…

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Concerning Cults

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April 2002
Cults and other religions

Concerning Cults

One of Britain's most influential witches, Doreen Valiente, died in 1999. Along with Aleister Crowley and Gerald Gardner, she was responsible for the resurgence and development of witchcraft in the twentieth century. During the 1970s, Valiente also helped to establish the 'Pagan Federation'. Her dislike of the sexual demands of some coven leaders, and…

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Concerning Cults The new spiritualities (3)

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March 2002
Cults and other religions

Concerning Cults The new spiritualities (3)

It is a crucial and necessary question; ‘How do I know what is true or false?’ In my last two articles I proposed three criteria for answering the question with regard to new spiritualities.The criteria were ‘real revelation’, ‘relational revelation’ and ‘redemptive revelation’. A fourth criterion, namely, ‘restorative revelation’, is the theme of this…

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Concerning Cults

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February 2002
Cults and other religions

Concerning Cults

The New Spiritualities (2)On a flight recently from Asia to London Heathrow, I found myself sitting by two strangers. One was an information technology expert.The other man, much more talkative, was the managing director of a successful local business near Glasgow. Married with young children, he enjoyed soccer, worked hard but was sceptical about…

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Concerning Cults

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January 2002
Cults and other religions

Concerning Cults

The New SpiritualitiesToday there is an unlimited choice of 'spiritualities' on offer. Some are traditional while others are new and attractively packaged. Nor is it necessary for individuals to confine themselves to one particular brand of spirituality. In fact, the mixing of spiritualities is encouraged; individuals are totally free to choose the mix and…

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Concerning Cults – A CLOSER LOOK (2)

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November 2001
Cults and other religions

Concerning Cults – A CLOSER LOOK (2)

Last month I began a closer evaluation of the theology of cults by using two criteria, namely, the reality of revelation and the relationality of revelation (God is revealed in relation to his creation). This month I want to introduce two further theological criteria.RedemptionOur third criterion is what I will call the ‘redemptive-ness’ of…

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