A Biblical Approach to Christian Counterfeits

Since I had problems with posting (twice) the outline for Class 2, I have deleted the two previous posts (on this class) and I’m listing class 1 and 2 here.

Class 1 – Outline and Bibliography

Class 2 – Outline and Bibliography.

I apologize for the confusion. I have brought over the comments from the second post.


  1. Jeff said,

    March 29, 2007 at 11:10 am

    Peter Brady said the following:
    Aeron Morgan published this book last year which may be relavent to the above class. A brief outline of his ministry may be of interest.
    An overview of the content can be found here.
    If you think there may be something of use here let me know and I will forward a copy to you at no cost.
    Peter Brady

  2. Jeff said,

    March 29, 2007 at 11:11 am

    Stephen made the following comments:

    Looks like you are off to a good start. I think laying the foundation of methodology is very important. A few suggestions (take it for what it is worth) in regards to methodology and beyond:

    1. Disect the unbiblical world view of the cults (Some general characteristics that one would find). For example how they think, how they assume their truth claims, how they actively suppress the truth (i.s. NWT translation), and how they attempt to defend their truth claims. Also emphasis and show examples of how the cultic world view is incoherent and self contradictory (you have done an excellent job at this with your recent Roman Catholic debates).

    2. I highly recommend that you touch on post modern thinking in your course. The population at large (and even Atheists do this often) lump Mormons and Jw’s in the same pile as Orthodox Christians. I think a viewing of the Mormon presidential candidate clip would be a good example. Along with Richard Mouws recent discussions with mormons. You may also want to address the effects of post moderning thinking in the Evangelical camp towards cults (i.e. the recent publication of a book on Islam for a Mormaon professor). etc. Teach the class how to navigate through post-modern thinking and how to adapt the apologetic/evangelism accordingly in a way people would understand.

    3. My final suggestion is a basic one. Examples, Examples, Examples. I am blessed to have read Van Til, Frame, and Bahsen over the years but they offer few examples. This is one thing I really like about you. You are applying the presup method in all your debates and articles. Bring as many examples from your debates, articles, etc. in how to engage some one from a cultic background. I have really appreciated your articles on JW’s from Hank Hannagraff’s (sorry If I missed spelled his name) in how to use the NWT to witness to a JW. It was some of the best information that I have in witnesing to JW’s. Show examples in how one is to conduct an internal criticial analysis of a cultic group (show the tension of self contradiction as Van Til taught) and how this is applied when engaging some one.

    I hope these comments are encouraing and helpful. Keep up the good work. I have been blessed by your ministry.

  3. April 1, 2007 at 4:18 pm

    […] If you’d like the (corrected) outlines for classes 1 & 2 click here. […]

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