World Religions and Cults Volume 1

World Religions and Cults Volume 1

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ISBN: 9780890519035
Grades: 7-AD

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Volume 1 includes chapters on Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Islam, Jehovah's Witness, Judaism, Mormonism, Baha'i Faith, Deism, Satanism, Freemasonry, Zoroastrianism, World Wide Church of the Creator, and Unification Church

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Religions in todays culture seem to be multiplying. Have you ever wondered why certain religions believe and practice what they do? Or how they view the Bible? This volume delves into these and other engaging questions, such as:

  • How can a Christian witness to people in these religions?
  • How do we deal with these religions from a biblical authority perspective?

Many religions and cults discussed in this first volume openly affirm that the Bible is true, but then something gets in their way. And there is a common factor every timemans fallible opinions. In one way or another the Bible gets demoted, reinterpreted, or completely ignored. Mans ideas are used to throw the Bibles clear teaching out the window while false teachings are promoted.

This book is a must for laymen, church leaders, teachers, and students to understand the trends in our culture and around the world where certain religions dominate, helping you discern truth and guard your faith. When you understand a religions origins and teachings, you are in a better position to know how to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ as you take the good news to those in false religions.

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There are so many religions and cults in the world. How do you know where to begin trying to understand them? An introduction written by Bodie Hodge and Ken Ham in Volume 1, explains the criteria used to determine whether a belief system is false - there are only two categories, God's and Not God's. Those that are not of God, are of man. The first three chapters of Volume 1 are about defending the Christian faith and an explanation of Biblical Christianity.

Each volume of this series is divided into chapters written by a broad range and variety of authors. Each chapter strives to give a brief history of that religion/cult and their basic beliefs. At the end of each chapter, a chart lists a summary of what is believed about God, Authority/Revelation, Man, Sin, Salvation, and Creation by that particular group. Belief systems are divided into categories, then placed in the appropriate book. The authors acknowledge that some of these could be in several categories, but they went with their best judgement. Volume 1 is Counterfeits of Christianity, Volume 2 is Moralistic, Mythical, and Mysticism Religions, and Volume 3 is Atheistic and Humanistic Religions.  

As a general overview of belief systems, these could be used as a reference for comparative religion - a reference for your home library. Written from conservative protestant perspectives, you may not agree with all the comments found in this series, and may be offended by some of the authors' views. 

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Rated 5 out of 5
Know Real from Counterfeit
World Religions and Cults is a 3-volume series of books, each divided into a subcategory. Volume 1 is a 425 page book that deals with counterfeits of Christianity. The religions discussed within its covers are: Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Islam, Jehovah's Witnesses, Judaism, Mormonism, The Baha'i Faith, Deism, Satanism, Freemasonry, Zoroastrianism, Worldwide Church of the Creator (The Creativity Movement), and Moonies/The Unification Church.

This is more than a book series that discusses the differences between religions and the whys behind varying practices. Its basis is from a presuppositional apologetics stance; God's Word is the absolute authority. Hodge and Patterson detail the origins of religions and take on secular religions (in another volume). In the most basic of terms, World Religions and Cults is separating God's Word and Man's Word. The reader will discover what defines various world religions, lesser-known religions, cults, and philosophical systems. Understanding worldviews and the fact that everyone holds presuppositions is key to seeing viewpoints of others and testing everything based on God's Word.
August 6, 2018
Rated 5 out of 5
Very Informative
This is the first book of a series of three. It allows you to compare so many of the various religions to a Biblical Christian worldview. It is a fantastic resource for both adults and for homeschool use. From a homeschool standpoint, it is probably best at a high school level. There are multiple authors and I feel like this gives a much more well-rounded viewpoint on the various religions. I think this is a must-read for Christians today. There is so much background and information on each religion and its origin, and the text is very, very thorough. It shows how some are related to Christianity and how they are different and where those changes happened and what they are. If you are using for homeschool, I highly recommend the teacher's guide as a companion.
July 31, 2018

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