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World Religions and Cults

Volume 1: Counterfeits of Christianity

Edited By Bodie Hodge and Roger Patterson

425 Pages
10-12 Grade
Worldview and Culture
1 Credit

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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.

"There are two religions in the world — God’s and “not God’s.” Or another way of putting it: God’s Word and Man’s Word. Really, other than Christianity, there is only one other religion that comes in many forms — a religion built on man’s fallible ideas..."

This is a great book, I really enjoyed the read. It was interesting to read from the varying perspectives of Christians who have come from some of these backgrounds. Great information is provided about each of these idolatrous beliefs so that one may be generally informed on what they believe and where they come from. I think this was an important part of the book, to see some of the origin stories and be able to compare these false faiths to Christianity.
- Russell H.

Accurate, to the point, well written. A great guide to world religions. Well worth the investment. Looking forward to purchasing Volume 2.
- Timothy B.

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