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    The Marks of Cult

    This highly anticipated DVD just came off the press and will be available in the first week of March for shipping. It features Dr. James While, Dr. E. Calvin Beisner and others.... It is produced by the Apologetics Group, the same good folks who brought you Amazing Grace, the History and Theology of Calvinism See a clip and read more about it here

    Highly recommended!. Both the content and production quality of this DVD are outstanding.

    See a clip and read more about it here

    Posted by John on February 11, 2006 07:04 PM

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    I see from the cover of the DVD that mathematics is associated with leading the flock astray. I personally don't mind math, but considering the great peril I expose myself to by having them in my house, I will have to throw all my college math books out and repent!

    Umm...I think if the first poster had read the subtitle to the DVD, "A Biblical ANALYSIS", then the use of mathematics signs on the cover makes sense.

    The purpose for th mathematics in the DVD: nothing is to be added to or taken away from the Bible

    A group can be classified as a cult when they:

    1) ADD to the sixty-six books of the Bible. The group does this by relying on some new so-called “revelation;” either new scriptures or by their discovery of an interpretive key to the Bible that has somehow been hidden from the historic Church.

    2) SUBTRACT from the Tri-unity of God by either denying the personhood or the deity of one or more members of the Godhead.

    3) MULTIPLY works necessary for salvation; and

    4) DIVIDE the loyalties of their followers from God and the historic and universal church by focusing on salvation as the exclusive province of their particular group.

    Please forgive me, I saw an opportune moment to set loose some humor concerning the math symbols. I thank John Hendryx for the serious clarification.

    kletois

    No worries brother. No need to ask forgiveness. It was humorous...
    I caught it... but text sometimes conceals what would be obvious in spoken word. Perhaps some may not have caught it.

    Repent and be Baptist for all have sinned and fallen short of the Assembly of God.

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