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Journal Articles - Installment 4 (Files 111-152)


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0111. Territorial Spirits and Spiritual Warfare: A Biblical Perspective
by Eric Villanueva. Christian Research Journal, 1992:summer:p.38 ("Viewpoint"). Are evil spirits assigned to specific geographical regions and family lines? Are Christians called to "bind" these spirits by direct rebuke? Eric Villanueva seeks a biblically balanced view of spiritual warfare. Also available in plain text format.

0112. Book Reviews: A Return to Love
by Marianne Williamson (HarperCollins Publishers, 1992). Reviewed in the Christian Research Journal, 1992:summer.p.35.
"Three New Books on Spiritual Abuse" Also available in plain text format.

0113. News Watch, and In Brief: Tilton's Tottering TV Empire, etc.
Christian Research Journal, 1992:summer.p.5 ("e;News Watch" and "In Brief" columns), by William M. Alnor, except where otherwise indicated.
"Special Report: Tilton's Tottering TV Empire"
"Family Entertainment Network Moves to Dispel Controversy over New Testament Videos"
In Brief....: "Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, Unity School of Christianity, Unification Church, Church of Scientology, Children of God, Nation of Yahweh, Hare Krishna" Also available in plain text format.

0114. Sharing Your Faith with Asian Americans, Parts 1-3
by J. Isamu Yamamoto. Christian Research Journal, 1992:summer:p.7; 1993:win.:p.7 ("Witnessing Tips"). J. Isamu Yamamoto does a three-part series on "Sharing Your Faith with Asian Americans." Also available in plain text format.

0115. Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism, Mystical Materialism For The Masses
by John Weldon. Christian Research Journal, 1992:fall:p.8. Nam-myoho-renge-kyo. One of the world's largest and most influential new religions draws adherents by promising them success and prosperity if they daily chant these words. John Weldon describes the history, doctrine, and religious practice of Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism, and examines its claim to be superior to Christianity. Also available in plain text format.

0116. Special Report: International Investigations Rock Children of God, and other articles
by Mary Lou Hiebert, Richard Abanes, Paul Carden and David A. Reed. Christian Research Journal, 1992:fall:p.5 ("News Watch"). "Special Report: International Investigations Rock Children of God"
"Warnke Ministries Hurt by Expose -- Satanic Plot Alleged"
"New Predicaments Confront Watchtower" Also available in plain text format.

0117. Christians Criticizing Christians: Can It Be Biblical?
by Bob and Gretchen Passantino. Christian Research Journal, 1992:fall:p.39 ("Viewpoint"). When a Christian leader is caught deceiving the public, should that deception be exposed to the public? Bob and Gretchen Passantino examine what the Bible has to say about Christians exposing the sins of other Christians. Also available in plain text format.

0118. What's Wrong With The Faith Movement -- Part One: E. W. Kenyon and the Twelve Apostles of Another Gospel
by Hendrik H. Hanegraaff. Christian Research Journal, 1993:winter:p.16. Since faith is essential to dynamic Christian living, what could be wrong with a movement distinguished by its emphasis on faith? Unfortunately, an overview of the Faith movement's major sources and teachers reveals much that is wrong, and Hendrik H. Hanegraaff demonstrates. Also available in plain text format.

0119. What's Wrong with the Faith Movement? Part Two: The Teachings of Kenneth Copeland
by Hendrik H. Hanegraaff and Erwin M. de Castro. Christian Research Journal, 1993:spring:p.16. Kenneth Copeland is considered by many the "chief exponent" of Faith theology. His massive international influence is staggering, especially in light of his many departures from historic Christianity. Just how serious are these departures? Hendrik H. Hanegraaff and Erwin M. de Castro provide the answer. Also available in plain text format.

0120. Book Reviews: The New World Order; En Route to Global Occupation
Christian Research Journal, 1993:winter:p.44
The New World Order,; Pat Robertson (Word, 1991; paperback edition, 1992)
En Route to Global Occupation, Gary H. Kah (Huntington House, 1991). Also available in plain text format.

0121. Deprogramming, Exit Counseling, and Ethics: Clarifying the Confusion
by Michael D. Langone and Paul R. Martin. Christian Research Journal, 1993:winter:p.46 ("Viewpoint"). Michael D. Langone and Paul R. Martin bring some needed clarity to the ethical issues surrounding deprogramming and exit counseling. Also available in plain text format.

0122. News Watch: Cults Eastern Europe; One More End-Times Scare; Watch Tower President Dies
Christian Research Journal, 1993:winter:p.5 ("News Watch"), by Paul Carden, B.J. Oropeza, and Richard Abanes.
"Cults Gaining Ground in Eastern Europe, Former USSR"
"One More End-Time Scare Ends with a Whimper"
"Longtime Watch Tower President Dies" Also available in plain text format.

0123. Witnessing To Muslims, Part 1-3
by Don McCurry. Christian Research Journal, 1993:spring.:p.7; 1993:fall:p.7; 1993:winter:p.7 ("Witnessing Tips"). Don McCurry presents a three-part series on Witnessing to Muslims. Also available in plain text format.

0124. Heaven Can't Wait: A Survey of Alleged Trips to the Other Side
by William M. Alnor. Christian Research Journal, 1993:spring:p.24. Within the church today, stories of visits to heaven and hell are proliferating. These descriptions of the afterlife are often far more detailed than those of the Bible. How should Christians respond to these claims? William M. Alnor addresses this question as he surveys several alleged visits to the other side. Also available in plain text format.

0125. Brave New Families?: The Ethics of the New Reproductive Technologies
by Scott B. Rae. Christian Research Journal, 1993:spring:p.8). Artificial insemination. "Test tube" babies. Surrogate motherhood. Science keeps developing new technologies to enable infertile couples to produce a child of their own. But as science advances, ethical discussion often lags behind. Scott B. Rae considers the moral acceptability of these new technologies. Also available in plain text format.

0126. Ethical Problems in Exit Counseling
by William M. Alnor and Ronald Enroth. Christian Research Journal, 1992:winter:p.14. Your child joins a cult, his personality changes, and now he will no longer speak with you. Where do you turn? Many loved ones of cult members have resorted to "exit counsellors." But is exit counseling a practice Christians can endorse? William M. Alnor and Ronald Enroth bring to light the "shadowy world" of exit counseling. Also available in plain text format.

0127. The Hard Facts About Satanic Ritual Abuse
by Bob and Gretchen Passantino. Christian Research Journal, 1992:winter:p.20. Is there a vast satanic conspiracy inflicting unthinkable abuse on America's youth? Could your own inner problems stem from such abuse -- only the memories have been suppressed? Such questions are fuelling an explosive, divisive controversy. Bob and Gretchen Passantino share the results of their extensive investigation into this phenomenon. Also available in plain text format.

0128. Esotericism and Biblical Interpretation
by Ron Rhodes. Christian Research Journal, 1992:winter:p.28. What is the Christian response to New Agers and othe esotericists who use the Bible to validate their own position? Ron Rhodes highlights the critical flaws in their approach. Also available in plain text format.

0130. "Aids: The Ripened Fruit of the Sexual Revolution"
by Hendrik H. Hanegraaf. Christian Research Journal, 1992:winter:p.39 ("Viewpoint" Arguing that AIDS is "the ripened fruit of the sexual revolution". Also available in plain text format.

0131. Putting The Atheist on The Defensive, Parts One and Two
by Kenneth R. Samples. Christian Research Journal, 1991:fall:p.7; 1992:winter:p.7 ("Witnessing Tips"). When discussing God's existence, Christians often allow atheists to put them on the defensive. Kenneth R. Samples argues that the tables should rightly be turned, and suggests ways for the Christian to do so. Also available in plain text format.

0132. News Watch, and In Brief:Nichiren Shoshu Buddists; Christian Scientists; Watchtower New Instructions; Survey of Christian Beliefs, etc.
by William M. Alnor. Christian Research Journal, 1992:winter:p.5.
"Infighting, Division, and Scandal Afflicting Nichiren Shoshu Buddhists"
"Christian Scientists Charge Their Church with Violating Its Principles"
"Watchtower Issues New Instructions on Blood"
In Brief...."New surveys indicate traditional Christian beliefs are eroding, source found behind the mysterious crop circles in wheat fields in England, and TM begins work in Zambia." Also available in plain text format.

0133. Book Reviews: Inquisition: The Persecution and prosecution of Reverend Sun Myung Moon
by Carlton Sherwood. Christian Research Journal, 1992:winter:p.32
"Recent Releases". Also available in plain text format.

0134. Book Review: Evangelical Catholics
by Keith A. Fournier, (Thomas Nelson, 1990). Christian Research Journal, 1991:summer:p.35. Another review in this issue of CRJ:
Something's Going On Out There, David Wimbish (Fleming H. Revell, 1990) Also available in plain text format.

0135. Confronting the Challenge of Ethical Relativism
by Douglas Groothuis. Christian Research Journal, 1991:summer:p.7 ("Witnessing Tips"). The Christian witness is increasingly confronted with the perplexing challenge of ethical relativism. Douglas Groothuis outlines several useful approaches to answering this challenge. Also available in plain text format.

0136. The Debate Over Feminist Theology: Which View Is Biblical?
Part Three in a Three-Part Series on Liberation Theology, by Ron Rhodes. Christian Research Journal, 1991:summer:p.20). The women's liberation movement has revolutionized society. Its basic principle -- equal rights for women -- is widely accepted, even by Christians. As this principle is applied to church and family life, however, controversy ensues -- due to the limits Scripture seems to set on a woman's role. Ron Rhodes examines key Scriptures used in the debate. Also available in plain text format.

0137. Evangelicals And The Annihilation of Hell, Part Two
by Alan W. Gomes. Christian Research Journal, 1991:summer:p.8. Is hell a place of unending conscious punishment, or do its fires represent the ultimate annihilation of the lost? Having presented in Part One the biblical basis for the traditional view, Alan W. Gomes now critiques the scriptural and moral arguments offered by evangelical annihilationists in defense of their position. Also available in plain text format.

0139. Mission for the Third Millennium
by Robert M. Bowman, Jr. Christian Research Journal, 1991:summer:p.39 ("Viewpoint"). What could be faulted with the current drive to bring the gospel to all the world by the year 2000? In "Mission for the Third Millennium," Robert M. Bowman, Jr., raises some concerns. Also available in plain text format.

0140. News Watch: Werner Erhard Flees; Boston Church of Christ Continues to Flourish, In Brief, etc.
by William M. Alnor. Christian Research Journal, 1991:summer:p.5 ("News Watch" and "In Brief" columns).
"Werner Erhard Flees in the Wake of Tax Liens and Child Abuse Allegations"
"Controversial Boston Church of Christ Continues to Flourish, Expands Overseas"
In Brief.... "Witchcraft and the United Methodists, New Eckankar temple, Aboriginal dancers at the World Council of Churches'Seventh Assembly, Large cash court judgements against the Hare Krishnas, Deprogramming and the law, and the Worldwide Church of God's ongoing doctrinal changes." Also available in plain text format.

0141. Answering The Arguments For Abortion Rights. Part Four: When Does a Human Become a Person?
by Francis J. Beckwith. Christian Research Journal, 1991:summer:p.28. Francis J. Beckwith answers further pro-choice arguments against the personhood of humans from conception, and responds to several common questions about the pro-life position. Also available in plain text format.

0142. Book Reviews: Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism
by John Shelby Spong (HarperSanFrancisco, 1991. Reviewed in the Christian Research Journal, 1991:fall:p.36.
"Assessing the New Books on Spiritual Warfare" Also available in plain text format.

0143. Neopaganism, Feminism, And The New Polytheism
by Norman L. Geisler. Christian Research Journal, 1991:fall:p.8. The neopagan movement accuses Christian monotheism (the belief that the biblical God is the only true God) of religious imperialism and sexism. In an age of pluralism and sexual equality, neopagans say, belief in many gods and goddesses is more culturally appropriate. Norman L. Geisler examines and critiques this new polytheism. Also available in plain text format.

0144. News Watch: Church of Scientology; Roy Masters and "New Dimensions" Magazine; In Brief, etc.
by William M. Alnor. Christian Research Journal, 1991:fall.p.5 ("News Watch" and "In Brief" columns): "Church of Scientology Spends Millions Defending Itself"
"Roy Masters-linked "New Dimensions" Magazine Draws Fire"
In Brief... "Former Hare Krishna leader, Bhaktipada, sentenced for conspiracy to commit murder; Urantia Book author identified, New Age Messiah Identified author found to be a fraud, and Betty Malz's book, My Glimpse of Eternity, called into question." Also available in plain text format.

0145. Spare Parts From The Unborn?: The Ethics of Fetal Tissue Transplatation
by Scott B. Rae. Christian Research Journal, 1991:fall:p.28. A technology for treating degenerative and other diseases by fetal tissue transplantation shows great promise in experiments with animals. But is also promises to excite great controversy, since it cannot be broadly implemented without reliance on induced abortions. Scott B. Rae provides background and insight into this new science and ethical and legal debate surrounding it. Also available in plain text format.

0146. Tell Me Who I Am, O Enneagram
by Mitchell Pacwa, S.J. Christian Research Journal, 1991:fall:p.14. The enneagram is an occult/psychological tool for divining the hidden dynamics of personality types. Extremely popular in New Age circles, it has also achieved "fad" status among unwary Roman Catholics. After relating its history and theory, Mitchell Pacwa, S.J., highlights its theological and practical problems. Also available in plain text format.

0147. Strange New Worlds: The Humanist Philosophy of Star Trek
by Robert M. Bowman, Jr. Christian Research Journal, 1991:fall:p.20. Robert M. Bowman, Jr., boldly goes where no Christian apologist has gone before as he explores the "final frontier" of humanist imagination: the future according to Star Trek. Reflections offered on the occasion of Star Trek's 25th anniversary. Also available in plain text format.

0148. The Untouchables: Are 'God's Anointed' Beyond Criticism?
by Hendrik H. Hanegraaff. Christian Research Journal, 1991:fall:p.39. Hendrik H. Hanegraaff searches Scripture to answer the question, "Are 'God's Anointed' Beyond Criticism?" Also available in plain text format.

0149. Book Reviews: The Case Against Christianity
by Michael Martin (Temple University Press, 1991). Reviewed in the Christian Research Journal, 1993:sprint:p.49. Also reviewed:
In Search of Christian Freedom, Raymond Franz, (Commentary Press, 1991)
The Millennial Maze: Sorting Out Evangelical Options, Stanley J. Grenz (InterVarsity Press, 1992) Also available in plain text format.

0150. News Watch: Zen Master Rama; End of Era for Jehovah's Witnesses
by Perucci Ferraiuolo and Joe Maxwell. Christian Research Journal, 1993:spring:p.5 ("News Watch"):
"Zen Master Rama: Cosmic Con Artist?"
"The End of an Era for Jehovah's Witnesses" Also available in plain text format.

0151. Recovering through Fully Biblical Recovery
by Kathy McReynolds and Boyd Luter. Christian Research Journal, 1993:spring:p.54 ("Viewpoint"). Kathy McReynolds and Boyd Luter offer a counterpoint to Ron Rhodes's Summer 1992 article, "Recovering from the Recovery Movement" Also available in plain text format.

0152. Could '1994' Be the End of Family Radio?
by Perucci Ferraiuolo. Christian Research Journal, 1993:summer:p.5 ("News Watch").
In Brief... "Santeria, ISKCON, Christian Science" Also available in plain text format.

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