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Hinduism, TM, and Hare Krishna

Hinduism, TM, and Hare Krishna

by Alan W. Gomes and J. Isamu Yamamoto

In the sixties, Transcendental Meditation, a Hindu-based movement, became fashionable as a way to therapy and psychological well-being -- especially after being endorsed by the Beatles and the Beach Boys. Its influence waned, ironically, after the courts decided that TM was a religion rather than a form of therapy, as TM had claimed. But its popularity helpe… Read more…

Mormonism

Mormonism

by Alan W. Gomes and Kurt Van Gorden

With their strong emphasis on traditional family values, education, discipline, and service, Mormons sound and look more "Christian" than many believers. At first glance, there seems to be little to criticize in what they say or do. But peel back the façade, and you find a cult with its roots in immorality and heresy. The story of the Mormon C… Read more…

Jehovah's Witnesses

Jehovah's Witnesses

by Alan W. Gomes and Robert M. BowmanJr.

The zeal and dedication of Jehovah's Witnesses mask a highly disciplined organization that has a troubled history. Moreover, their thorough knowledge of their own scriptures gives a pretense of having spiritual truth. The movement has grown from about 1.1 million worldwide in 1965 to 4.4 million today. Yet all is not what it seems in the Watchtower Socie… Read more…

Masonic Lodge

Masonic Lodge

by Alan W. Gomes, Larry A. Nichols and George Mather

Many make the mistake of thinking because a thing is common, it is probably harmless. Masonic Temples are everywhere. Are the Masons just another "service organization"? Though their rites are secret, Masons assure others that their practices are totally compatible with Christianity. But there is an injunction to each Mason to practice "his parti… Read more…

Truth and Error: Comparative Charts of Cults and Christianity

Truth and Error: Comparative Charts of Cults and Christianity

by Alan W. Gomes and Zondervan

This book is not only an introduction to the entire Zondervan Guide to Cults and Religious Movements series, but also a quick-reference guide to the groups and movements discussed in the series. Truth and Error brings together in one volume the charts from the various guides that show how the groups and movements differ theologically from historic orthodox C… Read more…

Satanism

Satanism

by Alan W. Gomes, Bob Passantino and Gretchen Passantino

Belief in Satan worship is often viewed as an embarrassing throwback to the superstitions of another time. And "selling your soul to the Devil"? Nothing more than an overworked theme in literature and opera. To the contrary, Bob and Gretchen Passantino show how, in the midst of prevailing attitudes of skepticism and disbelief, Satanism has made unpre… Read more…

Mind Sciences: Christian Science, Religious Science, Unity School of Christianity

Mind Sciences: Christian Science, Religious Science, Unity School of Christianity

by Alan W. Gomes and Todd Ehrenborg

Is evil a state of mind that can be changed? Is there a latent divinity in us all? Is there a personal God? The answers to these questions given by the mind sciences: groups such as Christian Science, Religious Science, and the Unity School of Christianity are not the same ones given by orthodox Christianity. Moreover, these mind sciences appeal to many peop… Read more…

New Age Movement

New Age Movement

by Alan W. Gomes and Ron Rhodes

Reincarnation, auras, and energizing crystals -- surely these are the stuff of fairy tales, nothing more. People don’t really speak to ancient Egyptian holy men, or listen seriously to Shirley MacLaine, for that matter -- do they? Drawing from a range of occult, pagan, and pseudo-scientific traditions, the New Age Movement is broad, diffuse, hard to na… Read more…

Jesus Only Churches

Jesus Only Churches

by Alan W. Gomes and E. Calvin Beisner

Unlike Jehovah's Witnesses, who deny the Trinity by demoting Jesus to a mere man, the "Jesus Only" churches deny the Trinity by claiming that there is only one God, and that Jesus is the Father and the Holy Spirit. "Jesus Only" churches not only require baptism for salvation, but also stipulate that it must be baptism in the name of the L… Read more…

Goddess Worship, Witchcraft, and Neo-Paganism

Goddess Worship, Witchcraft, and Neo-Paganism

by Alan W. Gomes and Craig Hawkins

The twentieth century has seen a remarkable revival of "the Old Religion," as adherents of New-paganism call the native religious traditions of Europe and tribal traditions from North America that predated Christianity. Many neo-pagan groups identify with Celtic (Druidic), Egyptian, Native American, Norse, or Roman traditions; others with modern scie… Read more…

Buddhism: Buddhism, Taoism and Other Far Eastern Religions

Buddhism: Buddhism, Taoism and Other Far Eastern Religions

by Alan W. Gomes and J. Isamu Yamamoto

In the second half of the twentieth century, the failure of Enlightenment rationalism and the spiritual bankruptcy of Western materialism have opened the door for Eastern religions, especially the nontheistic religions that promise enlightenment and peace of mind. Any major bookstore today has copies of the I Ching, the Tao Te Ching, and books on Taoism, Zen… Read more…

Astrology and Psychic Phenomena

Astrology and Psychic Phenomena

by Alan W. Gomes, Andre Kole and Terry Holley

Astrology, Tarot cards, Ouija boards, spiritism, psychic healing, palm reading, and old fashioned fortune telling (now called psychic consulting) -- all these are popular in America today. Psychic hotlines are heavily represented on television, with testimonials to their amazing ability to give people accurate details about their past and predictions about t… Read more…


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