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July 2013
Cults and other religions

Aggressive atheism

Recently, I read again the story of the encounter between David and Goliath in the Valley of Elah, and how the champion of the Philistines taunted the people of God. Goliath was arrayed in impressive armour of bronze and heavily armed. But David, who declined to wear the armour of King Saul, approached his awesome opponent in the name of the Lord.      What impressed me most was how David was grieved in his spirit that the Lord’s name should be profaned in such a way by Goliath. He had an unshakeable confidence that God would grant him victory in this amazing confrontation.      Goliath...

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May 2013
Cults and other religions

Arianism and Jehovah’s Witnesses

Athanasius became bishop of Alexandria in AD 328, three years after the Council of Nicaea. He was exiled on five occasions and spent most of his life refuting heretical doctrine taught by his contemporary, Arius, who was a presbyter in the same city.

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September 2012
Cults and other religions

The unhappy truth behind Happy Science

The unhappy truth behind Happy Science Happy Science — a fast growing new religious movement — has arrived in Uganda, among many other nations. We are indebted to Rodgers Atwebembeire, a graduate of African Bible University and a researcher for the Africa Centre for Apologetics Research (www.acfar.org) for writing this article. On Rubaga Road, near the Hotel Sojovalo, is one of the first African outposts of a Japanese sect that expects to one day rule the world.    Happy Science entered Uganda in 2008. It has since spread beyond Kampala to Lira, Karuma, Tororo and Entebbe. It has recently been engaged in an aggressive and expensive...

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Reaching Muslims
November 2011
Cults and other religions

Reaching Muslims

Reaching Muslims A website for Muslim evangelism has been launched by Word of Hope Ministries to help create a forum for amicable Christian-Muslim discussion and apologetics. According to author E. Higham, co-founder of Word of Hope Ministries, the website www.Jesus-Islam.org aims to break down the barriers between the religions and present the truths of the Christian faith to Muslims. Mr Higham said, ‘When I meet Muslims I often find that they have several misunderstandings and misconceptions about the Christian faith, such as “The Bible has been changed”, “Christians worship three gods”, “God could never have a son”, “Western society is immoral because of Christianity”, and...

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Who’s really in charge?
September 2010
Cults and other religions

Who’s really in charge?

Who's really in charge? Thursday 16 to Sunday 19 September will witness the first ever papal state visit to the United Kingdom. Arriving in Scotland, Pope Benedict XVI will meet the Queen and members of the Royal family at Holyrood House before flying south to meet the Archbishop of Canterbury and delivering an address at…

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Does Moses predict Mohammed?
February 2010
Cults and other religions

Does Moses predict Mohammed?

Does Moses predict Mohammed? Murray Gifkins Islam enjoys the common perception that it is an 'Abrahamic' faith. Muslims believe that the one true God who revealed himself to Abraham is the God whom they worship. In their mind, the Prophet Mohammed brought the final revelation from God to mankind.  Christians need to be aware that Muslims…

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Are we ready?
February 2010
Cults and other religions

Are we ready?

Are we ready? Reflections on the proposed visit to the UK of Pope Benedict XVI Gordon Murray Since the Reformation there has only been one papal visit to this country and that was in 1982, when the pope was John Paul II.  The invitation then was given by the leaders of the Roman Catholic Church in this…

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Ramadan
September 2009
Cults and other religions

Ramadan

Ramadan Ramadan, the Muslims' month of fasting, starts on Saturday 22 August and continues until Saturday 19 September. Fasting during Ramadan is Islam's 'fourth pillar of worship'. Adult Muslims, except for the sick and those travelling, abstain from food, drink, smoking and sex from first light until sunset.      Ramadan brings out a feeling of emotional…

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