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August 1998
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Concerning Cults – The Worldwide Church of God

A major U-turn. That is the only way you can describe it. Such U-turns occur often in the world of politics, business, sport and other areas of society. But recently we have witnessed a major U-turn in the cult world. I am referring to the Worldwide Church of God (WCG) which was founded by…

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July 1998
Cults and other religions

Concerning Cults – Two-by-Twos: the Nameless Cult

If you want to understand the 'Two-by-Two' or nameless group, you need to be aware of the following four things. First, several divisions have taken place during their one hundred years history, which we reviewed in the previous article. One splinter-group can be identified as the 'Cooneyites' who followed Edward Cooney when he left…

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June 1998
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Concerning Cults

A nameless group Who are they? That was the question put to me about five years ago by an anxious Christian. His concern? Well, in his rural area of England a tent-mission had just been held. His concern initially was that the organizers were unwilling to identify themselves. They appeared secretive. Clearly they did…

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May 1998
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Concerning cults – The International Church of Christ (2)

The scene? A crowded London underground train. The time? About 8.00 am on a weekday and only four years ago. Unexpectedly, a conversation was initiated by a pleasant, friendly, young woman. Sitting next to her, and now engaged in the conversation, was Lucy, a young biochemist on the way to her research laboratory. Within…

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April 1998
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Concerning cults – The International Church of Christ (ICC)

The story is a familiar one. And often it can be a distressing and even tragic story. In order to illustrate the point, here are two real situations which occurred recently and are known to the writer. A young lady from Wales recently studied in a Midlands college for three years and enjoyed her…

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March 1998
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Alpha courses and Catholicism

Among the various churches recommended by the Daily Telegraph for Christmas worship last December was a parish church in West London called Holy Trinity, Brompton. The vicar of this ‘thriving Anglican evangelical church’, wrote the concerned reporter, is ‘the Rev. Sandy Millar, a pioneer of the Alpha courses ... and a persuasive preacher who…

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May 1997
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The martians are coming!

The man who declared eight months ago that NASA had discovered evidence of life on Mars has now admitted, 'It's too early to come to a final conclusion about life on Mars. We're still in the discovery process.' Delivering a progress report at the twenty-eighth annual conference on Lunar and Planetary Science (19 March,…

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August 1995
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Who goes there?

Many church 'open airs' would love to be able to turn out such a fine gathering of smartly dressed, hymn-singing young people. Yet the gathering shown opposite, outside the National Maritime Museum in the Albert Dock complex in Liverpool, is not of young Christians but Mormons, recently arrived from the United States and undertaking…

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Dancing Along. The Journey to the Orthodox Church

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February 1995
Cults and other religions

Dancing Along. The Journey to the Orthodox Church

Frank Schaeffer, the only son of the late Francis Schaeffer, has become the most famous and militant convert to the Eastern Orthodox Church. His new 300 page book, Dancing alone: the quest for Orthodox faith in the age of false religion, has just appeared (Holy Cross Press, Massachusetts, $20). In his foreword the Greek…

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Concerning Cults

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January 1970
Cults and other religions

Concerning Cults

Two-by-Twos: the Nameless CultEryl DaviesIf you want to understand the 'Two-by-Two' or nameless group, you need to be aware of the following four things. First, several divisions have taken place during their one hundred years history, which we reviewed in the previous article. One splinter-group can be identified as the 'Cooneyites' who followed Edward…

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