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Faith Traditions of the World

Course Description

This course explains the basic beliefs and histories of eighteen selected cults and religions, contrasting them with historic Christianity and evaluating their doctrines and practices by the Bible. The student will be prepared to respond to the errors of wrong religions and to protect Christians from deception.

Course Objectives

This course is designed to:

  1. Help Christians understand the basic doctrines of some of the most influential cults and religions

  2. Help Christians understand why certain false doctrines are harmful

  3. Equip pastors to protect their congregations from the influence of cults

  4. Train Christians with biblical answers to the errors of cults

  5. Give practical directions for evangelizing members of cults

Course Overview

Lesson 1:

Understanding Religions Conflict

Lesson 2:

Essential Gospel Points

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Lesson 4:

Jehovah's Witnesses

Lesson 5:

Iglesia Ni Cristo

Lesson 6:

Eastern Lightning

Lesson 7:

Prosperity Theology

Lesson 8:

Apocalyptic Cults

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Lesson 14:

New Age Religion

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Lesson 17:

Understanding Seventh-Day Adventism

Lesson 18:

Understanding Roman Catholicism

Lesson 19:

Understanding Eastern Orthodoxy

Lesson 20:

Understanding United Pentecostalism

Course Author

Dr. Stephen Gibson

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