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

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Concerning Cults – A CLOSER LOOK (1)

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October 2001
Cults and other religions

Concerning Cults – A CLOSER LOOK (1)

A closer look. That is what I did recently in our local park. I was intrigued by a small object near a tree. I went nearer and looked closely at the object on the ground. It was only a twisted, rotten piece of wood.This month I take a closer look at cults in general.…

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Concerning Cults

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September 2001
Cults and other religions

Concerning Cults

Reflections (5)Last month I emphasised that our gospel outreach witness should include sharing the gospel with members of various cults. Too often, we have ignored or neglected these people for a variety of reasons. But they really need the gospel.Occasionally I hear former cult members complain that no one had shared the gospel with…

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Concerning Cults

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August 2001
Cults and other religions

Concerning Cults

Having defined the key terms, and pointed to possible classifications of cults, I want to reflect this month on ourselves and our churches with regard to cults. There are challenges facing us, particularly as churches but also as individual Christians.First of all, however, let me reflect on my first meeting with cult members before…

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Concerning Cults

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July 2001
Cults and other religions

Concerning Cults

Reflections (3)To date, our reflections on cults have been restricted mostly to the definition and usage of key terms like 'sect', 'cult' and 'new religious movement'. While all these terms are somewhat ambiguous and limited in their usefulness, yet it is the term 'cult' that is more often used in modern parlance and by…

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Concerning Cults

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June 2001
Cults and other religions

Concerning Cults

'Do you belong to that cult?' That was the question thrown at me unexpectedly as I visited some houses in North West Wales. Before I could answer, the man continued: 'Do you belong to those who go around with a Bible, refusing blood transfusions for their children when they are dying?'He thought I was…

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Concerning Cults

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May 2001
Cults and other religions

Concerning Cults

ReflectionsIt is time to pause and reflect. But let me first explain why. Over the past months, some readers have responded positively to my articles on cults. That has been encouraging and enlightening. Quite often, readers have confirmed from their own experiences what has been written about a specific organization and also provided me…

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Concerning Cults

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November 2000
Cults and other religions

Concerning Cults

Universal Pentecostal Church (4)Two years ago a respected pastor in the UPC died. His name was Pastor C. K. Lazarus. Years earlier, as a young man, he informed his UPC leaders that he had decided ‘to do the ministry remaining unmarried’ (The Voice of Pentecost, February 2000, p.6). He received a positive response: ‘The…

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