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All articles & reviews tagged with cults-and-other-religions

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March 2000
Cults and other religions

Taylorite Exclusive Brethren

The correspondence on this subject during August and September 1999 has only recently been drawn to my attention. Eryl Davies’ original article drew partly on information gleaned from an account written by me, and published on a website. I was specially intrigued by the reply signed by three Taylorite Exclusive Brethren printed in Evangelical…

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October 1999
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Concerning Cults- The United Church of God

The Readers Digest is a monthly magazine with articles of varying quality covering a wide range of subjects and interests.The magazine has a large circulation in Britain and North America, helped by vigorous advertising. Over recent months a new advert has appeared in this magazine on behalf of the United Church of God. The…

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September 1999
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Concerning Cults : Christian Science (4)

It is official. In fact, the claim appears on the web-site of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts. The claim? ‘During the past 112 years, more than 50,000 authenticated testimonies of healing have been published in the monthly and weekly Christian Science Journals’. And that is not all. They claim that…

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August 1999
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Concerning Cults – Christian Science

In this article we are going to look in more detail at what Christian Science teaches and believes. At the outset I want to make five introductory points in order to approach the subject responsibly. First, Christian Science beliefs are expressed clearly in many books and pamphlets as well as on their own website.…

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July 1999
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Concerning Cults: Christian Science (2)

Here is another significant date in the history of Christian Science: 6 January 1895. On that day the 'Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science', Mary Baker Eddy, gave a 'Dedicatory Sermon' in her rather lavish 'First church' in Boston, Massachusetts. The occasion? 2600 children had given generously towards a room in the building for…

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June 1999
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Concerning Cults-Christian Science

Christian Science, or to use the official title, the Church of Christ, Scientist. Their world headquarters is in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Here, too, is their 'Original Mother Church', built in 1894. The group operates in 70 countries and has over 2,200 branch churches. Most of the 'churches' are found in English-speaking countries: the USA,…

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May 1999
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Exclusive Brethren – Taylorites: 2

A cult. That was the claim I made in last month’s article regarding the Raven/Taylor group within the Exclusive Brethren movement. Here are some reasons in support of this claim. Allegiance Firstly, members must give total allegiance to their leaders. Jim Taylor Sr died in 1953 and six years later his son established himself…

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