Heresies, the Occult, and the New Age
Movement

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
(Hyper-linked)

Heresies (Catholic Perspective)
Jehovah's Witnesses
Mormons
Freemasonry
General and Misc. Cults, Heresies, and Aberrant Christian Groups
Seventh-Day Adventism and Sabbatarianism
Counter-Cult Organizations (Evangelical Protestant)
Websites

ARTICLES:

Jehovah's Witnesses
Mormons
General Observations / Misc. Cults and Aberrant Christian Groups

Anti-Catholicism
Occult / Reincarnation / Wicca / New Age Movement
Astrology
Gnosticism
Miscellaneous Groups and Practices
New Age Movement / Eastern Monistic Notions
Paganism
Reincarnation
Satanism
Spiritualism / Psychics / Occultic Practices
Transcendental Meditation (TM) and Yoga
Wicca / Witchcraft
Heresies (Catholic Perspective)

Jehovah's Witnesses

Jehovah's Witnesses: "The Apocalyptic Arians": A Biblical and Historical Critique (Dave Armstrong) 264K
Dialogue with a Jehovah's Witness on the Deity of Christ and Trinitarianism: Direct Statements of Jesus' Equality With God the Father: Jesus Own Words (Dave Armstrong) 362K

Questions for Jehovah's Witnesses (Catholic Website)
Jehovah's Witnesses and John 14:28: "The Father is Greater Than I" (Jimmy Akin)
The Trinity and Modern Arians  (Phil Porvaznik vs. Harold Kupp)
A Critical Evaluation of the Watchtower's Book: What Does The Bible Really Teach?
The Fellowship of Catholic Ex-Jehovah's Witnesses

Mormons
Dialogue With A Mormon Apologist on the Christian Doctrine of God, and Doctrinal Development (Dave Armstrong vs. Dr. Barry R. Bickmore) 271K

THE QUESTION OF THE VALIDITY OF MORMON BAPTISM (Fr. Luis Ladaria)
Dialogue with a Mormon  (Phil Porvaznik vs. Tom Huber)

Freemasonry
The Vatican's Declaration on Masonic Associations
Catholic Encyclopedia: MASONRY (FREEMASONRY)
General and Misc. Cults, Heresies, and Aberrant Christian Groups
Dialogue: Definitions of Christian and Christianity (Dave Armstrong vs. Sogn Mill-Scout) 30K
The Pernicious Heresy of Nestorianism Raises Its Ugly Head Again(Dave Armstrong)
Jesus Had "Offspring"? (Isaiah 53:10) (Dave Armstrong)
Thoughts on the Relationship of Heresies and Cults to Protestantism (Dave Armstrong) 7K
Biblical Refutation of "Hyperfaith" / "Name-it-Claim it" Teaching: Is it Always God's Will to Heal in Every Instance? (Dave Armstrong) 98K
Monophysitism, Montanism, and Historic Roman and Papal Opposition to Heresy (Dave Armstrong vs. Eric Phillips) 29K
Catholic Refutation of Catholicism Refuted (which critiqued my pamphlet, Top Ten Questions Catholics Are Asked) (+ Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V) (Dave Armstrong vs. Church of Christ Preacher Kevin Cauley)

The Trinity and Oneness Pentecostals  (Phil Porvaznik vs. Thad Foster)
Religions and 101 Cults (Jerome Dominguez, M.D.: also many further papers in Spanish)
Catholic Encyclopedia: SWEDENBORGIANS

Catholic Encyclopedia links on misc. Heresies:

HERESY | ALBIGENSES | APOLLINARIANISM | ARIANISM | DONATISTS | GNOSTICISM | HEDONISM | HUSSITES | LOLLARDS | MONARCHIANS | NOVATIAN AND NOVATIANISM | ORIGEN AND ORIGENISM | PELAGIANISM | PRISCILLIANISM | QUIETISM | SOCINIANISMWALDENSES

Seventh-Day Adventism and Sabbatarianism

Sabbath and the First Day(John Hellman)
Seventh-day Adventism: a Catholic + biblical perspective (Stephen Korsman)
Examination of Conditional Immortality, Soul Sleep, and Annihilationism (Phil Porvaznik vs. Phil Morrison)
Catholic Encyclopedia: ADVENTISTS
Catholic Encyclopedia: SABBATARIANS, SABBATARIANISM
Counter-Cult Organizations (Evangelical Protestant)
The Christian Research Inst. Archive
Christian Research Institute (CRI)
Dr. Walter Martin's Religious InfoNet
Watchman Fellowship
Answers In Action: Apologetics and Cult Research (Bob & Gretchen Passantino)
Evangelical Ministries to New Religions (James Bjornstad, Gordon Lewis, Wayne House, John Morehead, Eric Pement and others)
The Religious Movements Page: Group Profiles Orientation (SECULAR, sociological perspective, but very in-depth and useful for surveying beliefs and history of many heterodox cults and sects)
ARTICLES AND SPECIALIZED MINISTRIES

Jehovah's Witnesses

Beyond Jehovah's Witnesses
Jesus Witnesses
disfellowshipped.org
On Defending the NWT [New World Translation] (Parts Two / Three) (James White)
A Memorization Suggestion [Colossians 2:9] (James White)
Discussion with a Jehovah's Witness on John 15 (James White)
Purpose and Meaning of Ego Eimi in the Gospel of John (James White)
Germans, JWs, and John 1:1 (James White)
Granville Sharp's Rule: Titus 2:13, 2 Peter 1:1 (James White)
John 1:1 - Meaning and Translation (James White)
Historical Dishonesty and the Watchtower Society: Ignatius and the Deity of Christ (James White)
Various False Prophecies of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society (James White)
John 15, the Vine and the Branches (James White)
The 1914 Chronology (James White)
Mormons
Utah Lighthouse Ministry  (Jerald and Sandra Tanner)
The Changing World of Mormonism  (BOOK by Jerald and Sandra Tanner)
The Mormonism Research Ministry
Min is Not God! (James White)
FARMS Strikes Again! (James White)
Psalm 82 and John 10 (James White vs. Mormon William Hamblin)
Of Cities and Swords:The Impossible Task of Mormon Apologetics (James White)
Did the Early Church Believe in the LDS Doctrine of God? (James White)
Does Mormonism Teach that God the Father Physically Begat the Son? (James White)
Why Do You Do This? An Online Tract Answering the Question, "Why Do You Evangelize Mormons?" (James White)
Many Gods, Many Lords (James White)
The Evolution of Mormon Theology (James White)
General Observations / Misc. Cults and Aberrant Christian Groups
Kingdom of the Cults (by Dr. Walter Martin; excerpts from this classic of evangelical counter-cult ministry)
The Christian Way (Christian Science)
What's Wrong With the Faith Movement: I: E.W. Kenyon (Hendrik H. Hanegraaff)
What's Wrong With the Faith Movement: II: Kenneth Copeland (Hendrik H. Hanegraaff & Erwin M. de Castro)
Scientology: From Science Fiction to Space-Age Religion (John Weldon)
Operation CLAMBAKE - The Inner Secrets Of Scientology
Sharing Your Faith With a Oneness Pentecostal (Part I) (Gregory A. Boyd)
Sharing Your Faith With a Oneness Pentecostal (Part II) (Gregory A. Boyd)
The Trinity, the Definition of Chalcedon, and Oneness Theology (James White)
The Da Vinci Code (Parts 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 15 ) [book by Dan Brown] (James White)
First Objection: It's Fiction, Dummy [The Da Vinci Code] (James White)
Heads Up, Folks. It's Coming [movie of The Da Vinci Code] (James White)
Anti-Catholicism

[This material moved to the Anti-Catholicism Page]

Occult / Reincarnation / Wicca / New Age Movement

Astrology

Did St. Thomas Aquinas Accept Astrology? (Dave Armstrong)
The Strong Enthusiasm For Astrology of Early Lutheran Luminaries Philip Melanchthon and Martin Chemnitz (Dave Armstrong)
"Science vs. Religion" Chronicles: 16th-17th Century Astronomers' Simultaneous Acceptance of Astrology (+ Part II) (Dave Armstrong)
Catholic Encyclopedia: ASTROLOGY
Gnosticism
Gnosticism and the Gnostic Jesus (Douglas Groothuis)
Catholic Encyclopedia: GNOSTICISM
Miscellaneous Groups and Practices
Tell Me Who I Am, O Enneagram (Mitch Pacwa, S.J.)
New Age Movement / Eastern Monistic Notions
Reversing the Inward Spiral: A Critique of Eastern Monistic Religion (Dave Armstrong) 22K
An Approach to the New Age (Stratford Caldecott)
Evangelizing New Agers (Douglas Groothuis)
Talking to New Agers (Gordon R. Lewis)
Discussing the Bible With New Agers (Elliot Miller)
Theosophy: Origin of the New Age, Part I (C.C. Martindale, S.J.)
Theosophy: Origin of the New Age, Part II (C.C. Martindale, S.J.)
A Course in Brainwashing (A Course in Miracles) (Tracy Moran)
A Closer Look at the New Age Movement (Fra John Carlo Rosales)
Catholicism Confronts New Age Syncretism (Bernard Green)
The Age-Old New Age Movement (Harold J. Barry)
Catholic Encyclopedia: MONISM
Paganism
Comparing Christianity and the New Paganism  (Peter Kreeft)
Was the New Testament Influenced by Pagan Philosophy? (Ronald Nash)
Was the New Testament Influenced by Pagan Religions? (Ronald Nash)
Neopaganism, Feminism, & the New Polytheism (Norman Geisler)
Reincarnation
The Reincarnation Sensation (Phil Porvaznik)
Satanism
Catholic Encyclopedia: DEVIL WORSHIP
Spiritualism / Psychics / Occultic Practices
"You Can Trust Me, I'm a Psychic"  (Mark P. Shea)
Dowsing: Divine Gift, Human Ability, or Occult Power? (John Weldon)
Spiritualism (Herbert Thurston)

Catholic Encyclopedia links:

OCCULTISM | SPIRITISM | SPIRITUALISM | SUPERSTITION | TELEPATHY

Transcendental Meditation (TM) and Yoga
The Basic Conflict Between Maharishi and Christianity (Jaime Cardinal Sin)
Why is Yoga Incompatible With Catholicism? (John A. Hardon)
Wicca / Witchcraft
The Modern World of Witchcraft (I) (Craig S. Hawkins)
The Modern World of Witchcraft (II) (Craig S. Hawkins)
Witnessing to Witches (Craig S. Hawkins)
Neopaganism, Feminism, & the New Polytheism (Norman Geisler)
Catholic Encyclopedia: WITCHCRAFT
Catholic Encyclopedia: DRUIDISM

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Compiled by Dave Armstrong. Thorough URL Revision: 23 June 2006. Updated 30 May 2006.