All Posts Tagged: "History"

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A general overview of the three cases in which various local churches and church members appealed to the courts for relief from libelous accusations (Timeline)

03/06/2014 Christian World Liberation Front, cult accusation, CWLF, ECNR, Encyclopedia of Cults and New Religions, Harvest House, History, John Ankerberg, John Weldon, lawsuits, libel, litigation, Neil Duddy, SCP, Spiritual Counterfeits Project, The God-Men, The Mindbenders

The articles on this site responding to criticisms of the local churches and the ministry of Witness Lee are centered around three primary issues—the Trinity, God’s complete salvation, and the practical expression of the church. The first round of responses were published in the 1970s in response to the criticisms of inexperienced apologists who had a limited understanding of biblical truth and even less of the ministry of Witness Lee. After an interim in which many additional resources presenting Witness Lee’s teachings were published, beginning from 1999 Harvest House Publishers and others associated with that company raised the same issues again, essentially repeating those earlier accusations without regard to the responses or other writings already published. Those renewed criticisms called forth a second round of responses.

03/06/2014 church ground, deification, denominations, division, History, lawsuits, litigation, mingling, Norman Geisler, oneness of the believers, Open Letter, response, Ron Rhodes, scholars, Trinity, Triune God, Walter Martin

Since 2003 representatives of Living Stream Ministry and the local churches have engaged in dialogue with Hank Hanegraaff and his staff at Christian Research Institute. This dialogue has resulted in a complete reversal of CRI’s earlier criticism of the local churches and the ministry of Witness Lee.

10/02/2008 AIA, Answers in Action, Bible Answer Man, Christian Research Institute, CRI, Elliot Miller, Gretchen Passantino, Hank Hanegraaff, History, We Were Wrong

On a syndicated radio broadcast Harvest House President Bob Hawkins, Jr., gave a distorted account of the history of the local churches’ protests over the Encyclopedia of Cults and New Religions. This article contrasts the statements he made on the air with the actual facts.

10/23/2006 ECNR, Encyclopedia of Cults and New Religions, Harvest House, History, John Ankerberg, John Weldon, letters of protest, Matthew 18

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