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  • List of Articles: The Mindbenders

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    An historical overview giving the background that produced The Mindbenders, the “war” declared by leaders of the New Covenant Apostolic Order (NCAO) on the local churches, the libel suit filed and the resultant withdrawal of The Mindbenders, and the aftermath of the case.

    01/14/2015 EOC, Evangelical Orthodox Church, Jack Sparks, NCAO, New Covenant Apostolic Order, The Mindbenders, Thomas Nelson

    The libelous books The Mindbenders and The God-Men shared a common background that involved Jack Sparks and the Christian World Liberation Front (CWLF), an outreach to the radical student subculture at UC Berkeley; the New Covenant Apostolic Order (NCAO), a misguided attempt by Sparks and others to lead evangelicals into Eastern Orthodoxy; and the Spiritual Counterfeits Project (SCP), a CWLF startup dedicated to attacking religions with roots in the Far East.

    12/05/2005 Brooks Alexander, Campus Crusade, Christian World Liberation Front, CWLF, History, Jack Sparks, SCP, Spiritual Counterfeits Project, The God-Men, The Mindbenders

    In 1983 Thomas Nelson Publishers issued a retraction and apology for including the local churches in The Mindbenders by Jack Sparks.

    04/10/1983 Jack Sparks, retraction, The Mindbenders, Thomas Nelson

    Three documents showing the claims of the New Covenant Apostolic Order (NCAO)/Evangelical Orthodox Church (EOC) to apostolic authority and succession.

    02/15/1979 EOC, Evangelical Orthodox Church, NCAO, New Covenant Apostolic Order, The Mindbenders

    Correspondence from Thomas Nelson Publishing staff members and an outside reader recommending that the company not publish The Mindbenders by Jack Sparks.

    10/06/1976 Jack Sparks, The Mindbenders, Thomas Nelson

    A document in which New Covenant Apostolic Order (NCAO)/Evangelical Orthodox Church (EOC) leaders state their intention to “take their people” from evangelical groups that would not cooperate with them.

    07/01/1976 EOC, Evangelical Orthodox Church, NCAO, New Covenant Apostolic Order, The Mindbenders