World Religions and Cults Box Set
Vol. 1: Religions in today's 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?
- Do these other religions believe in creation and a Creator?
- 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 time"man's fallible opinions. In one way or another the Bible gets demoted, reinterpreted, or completely ignored. Man's ideas are used to throw the Bible's 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 religion's 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.
Vol. 2: Religions of the Far East like Hinduism, Buddhism, and New Age have been gaining a foothold in the Western world. We even see witchcraft on the rise and paganism infiltrating the minds of the next generation - even in Christian homes! Why is that? How can a Christian respond? We already know how the one true God has responded, and in this title you will learn:
- How a Christian can effectively witness for Christ
- How to refute these false religions
- What it truly is that these religions teach and why
The Christ follower should be set at ease knowing that all other gods are false as the all-knowing God of Scripture has revealed that He is the only God. Therefore, this volume dives into these styles of religions and looks at their origins and their basic tenets as well as why they fall so short.
Understanding the basic tenets of these religions helps the Bible believer see the flaws in these philosophies. In this way one can better discern how to be an effective witness for Jesus Christ while standing on the authority of the Bible.
Vol. 3: This final book in the series focuses on the atheistic or humanistic type of religions. It would be one of the most valuable for the church in the Western World where anti-god and pro-evolution religions are beginning to explode, for it was written to refute those religions and show how they fail. Unlike most books on world religions, this title dives into the secular humanistic religions. The book starts with God's Word as the absolute authority. In doing so, God becomes our guide to refute false religions.
- Humanistic religions are all around us and we need to be able to spot their tenets and oppose them instead of allowing them to subtly infiltrate our Christianity and undermine us from within
- We need to know how to refute these humanistic religions
- We need to know how to effectively present the gospel to people who have been deceived by humanistic religions
Poster: This detailed chart presents a generalized timeline of when various religions split off from God's Word. It also depicts the church splits since the apostolic age and denominational breakdown since the Reformation. This powerful poster puts religions, cults, and church variations into one fascinating reference.
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.