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      Great Links For Discerning Research

pc.gifDo Web search engines dizzy you with information overload? Look no further! These are some of the best Web links we can recommend when it comes to Christian discernment and apologetic issues that believers can find on the Internet today.

However, the TVBSA and contributors do not necessarily endorse all the views you may find in these links. We would strongly take issue with quite a few of the positions some of these sites may present. However, even sites such as these offer unique and informative perspectives that provoke serious reflection for both  Christians and non Christians. Most of them offer great resources to the Body of Christ in the proclaiming and defense of the Christian faith - and the freedom of thought - that you just won't find anywhere else.

Updated November 2, 2002

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Sites In Other Languages

The Dialog Center International (German, Irish, Danish, Russian, English)
Centers For Apologetics Research  - a unique missions network of Christian countercult ministries who maintain various sites in Russian, Hungarian, Portuguese, Spanish, Ukrainian, and English. The link above will take you to CFAR's website links page for each of these outreaches. To contact CFAR, click here
Kelebek - (various articles in Italian, German, French and English)


Apologetics and Information Ministry
Apologia Report - Home Page
China Horizons
Christian Answers Network
Tekton Apologetics Ministries
Issues That Make Christians Squirm
Probe Ministries
Ravi Zacharias International Ministries
Reasons To Believe
The Crossroads Project
The Strait Gate

Apostolic / Oneness "Jesus Only" Pentecostals

Dividing Over Oneness: "Christian History" Article
Let Us Reason: Oneness Pentecostal Articles 
Lois' Home Page on Spiritual Abuse
Rick Ross: United Pentecostal Church International

Biblical Issues/Controversies

Bible.Com - Christ Unlimited Ministries
The Bible Gateway: Online Searches In Various Languages/Translations 
Is The Bible Historically Reliable?
Torah Codes: Don't Jump to Conclusions
Mathematicians' Statement on the Bible Codes
Why Translate The Bible? 
Bible Translations: Understanding The Differences
Bible Translation - Links on The Translation of the Bible

The International Churches of Christ / The "Boston Movement"

The Discipling Dilemma: Online Book
New Covenant Publications: a Counter Cult Ministry
RESOURCE: International Churches of Christ, Cults, Spiritual Abuse
REVEAL: Leaving the International Churches of Christ (ICC) (ICOC)

The Bruderhof Communities

Essay On The Bruderhof 
Peregrine Foundation
The Bruderhof Communities, some personal experiences and observations

Buddhist Sects

Soka Gakkai Today


An Ex-Christadelphian's Challenge

Christian Identity Movement

Thunder On The Far Right
Watchman Fellowship Profile
The Christian Identity Movement
Christian Identity Index
HateWatch - An Educational Resource Combating Online Bigotry

Christian Science

The Christian Way
Doctors Speak On Christian Science Testimonials
CT 4/26/99: ARTICLE: Birth of a Troubled Conscience
Suffering Children And Christian Science

Countercult Resources

NOTE: Watchman Fellowship has perhaps the most extensive online selection of quality researched articles on a wide variety of cultic movements and individuals from an Evangelical perspective. Check their site for information you might not find in these or any other links.

Alpha and Omega Ministries
Answers In Action
Atlanta Christian Apologetics Project
Biblical Discernment Ministries
Christian Apologetic & Research Ministry
Christian Apologetics and Bible Prophecy at the Jeremiah Project
CounterCult Outreach Resource Directory: Main Menu.
Cults & New Religious Movements: A Bibliography
Dialog Center International
Evangelical Ministries to New Religions - highly recommended!
How Cults Work.Com
Indexes - Main Directory of Cult Awareness & Information Centre
Jim Jones, Jonestown, and Official San Francisco
Let Us Reason Ministries 
Midwest Christian Outreach
On Solid Rock Resources
Personal Freedom Outreach
Reasoning from the Scriptures Ministries
REVIVE - Student Organization Countering College-Targetting Cults
Religious Denominations, Orders, Sects, Cults and some Secret Societies
Religious Information Network - Walter Martin
The Ankerberg Theological Research Institute
Watchman Fellowship
Welcome to Cultlink

Divine Name Groups

Sacred Name Movement Errors About Yahweh and Yahshua
Errors Of The Sacred Name Movement - A Messianic Perspective
The Cult of the House Of Yahweh
Extreme Exclusive Sacred Name Movement


Surviving The Cult Eckankar
The Unauthorized Eckankar(tm) Page
The Making of a Spiritual Movement: Online Book

Edification / Devotional

World Magazine Online
Testimonies Of The Christian Faith
Beachhead Mission Christian Outreach
International Christian Concern--Christian Persecution, Religious Liberty,
Quiet Time Ministries Online
The Voice of The Martyrs Website

Family/Children Of God

Sword of the Lord Ministries


Index - The Question of Freemasonry
Ephesians 5-11
Rooftop Ministries
Freemasonry and Christianity

Gothic Culture


Exposing a hindu wolf among christian sheep
Exposing the Hindu myth that Jesus is a hindu god
Hinduism, Good News for Hindus
Hinduism, Jainism, and Sikhism


Answering Islam
Islam: The Way, The Truth and The Light?

Jehovah's Witnesses

Watchman Expositor Articles on Jehovah's Witnesses
BEACON for former Jehovah's Witnesses
Comments from the Friends
Free Minds, Inc.
Associated  Jehovah's Witnesses For Reform on Blood
New Light Ministries
Watchtower Victims Memorial

The Kwanzaa "Holiday"

Local Church of Witness Lee

Light of Truth Ministries - Jim Moran
The "Local Church" of Witness Lee

Mormonism / The LDS Church

Utah Lighthouse Ministry
Mormons In Transition
Recovery from Mormonism
The Mormonism Research Ministry Home Page
Recovery from Mormonism For Women
Tapestry Of Polygamy
LDS Temple Endowment Homepage
A Close Look at Mormonism

The New Age Movement  & Counterculture

CANA - Christian Answers for the New Age
Separation of Guru and State? Influence of the New Age Movement on Public Education
Janice Lyons Home Page
Spiritual Counterfeits Project

The Occult

Pentecostal & Charismatic Discernment

Alliance Of Biblical Pentecostals
Restorationism: A Contemporary Theological Extreme
Pentecostal Articles Directory
Contemporary Pentecostal Issues
Cross + Word Christian Resource: Banner Ministries
ICCDM Homepage
Word Of Faith: Ten reasons to Reject Word-of-Faith Teachings
Pioneer Tract Society? Isaiah 58 Broadcast and Tracts? Do you need them?
Discernment Ministries
Strange Fire: Online Book
The Discernment Web Ring
Weighed And Found Wanting: Online Book

Recovery from Religious Abuse/Mind Control

New England Institute of Religious Research Website
Starting and Maintaining Support Groups
Cult Information of AFF's Cult Information Service
Cult Mind Control - Steve Hassan
Ethical Standards for Thought Reform Consultants
Recovery Online
REST ministries: Spiritual Abuse Recovery
SOSA -- Survivors of Spiritual Abuse --
The Christian Recovery Connection

Roman Catholicism

Good News for Catholics Home Page
Proclaiming The Gospel Ministries
Roman Catholicism
Roman Catholicism: Another Gospel
Stand to Reason Commentary - Roman Catholicism Hinders the Gospel
The Catholic Chronicles
Opus Dei Awareness Network
Recovering Catholics Home Page
Welcome To Catholic Teaching Examined
Catholic Information Center on Internet
Christian Resources
Satanism - The Truth Behind The Hype


Operation Clambake - The Inner Secrets Of Scientology
Scientology Audited
Scientology: Cult of Greed and Power
The Scientology / Dianetics Comparative Theology Page
TIME Magazine Article Online: Scientology: The Thriving Cult of Greed and Power

Seventh Day Adventism

Good News Unlimited, Dr. Desmond Ford, 
Adventist Outreach
Life Assurance Ministries
Sabbath Keepers Refuted website homepage
The REAL Ellen G. White Website


Tvind Alert - a dossier on Tvind, Planet Aid and IICD. Home page.

Unification Church

The Consortium Archive On Sun Myung Moon
FAQ on Moonies
New Covenant Publications: a Counter Cult Ministry
True Light Educational Ministries


Unity School of Christianity - Christian Or Cult?
Unity School of Christianity
Probe Ministries Report On The Unity School of Christianity
What Is The Unity School Of Christianity?
CARM Report On The Unity School of Christianity

Wicca & Witchcraft

The Way International

The Way International Cult Exposed
The Cult That Snapped - A Journey Into The Way International

Worldwide COG/Splinters

The Worldwide Church of God, founded by Herbert W. Armstrong, at one time was considered a cultic organization. However, starting in the early 1990's, the leadership of the group began the process of steering it towards orthodox Christian faith. This has had a twofold result: the painful evolution of reversing decades of cultic thought and practice, and the inevitable exodus of WWCOG members who would not (or in many cases can not) accept change - and the formation of splinter groups attempting to perpetuate Armstrong's cultic teachings.

For the extraordinary story behind the WWCOG's advance towards orthodoxy, read the first link:

The Worldwide Church of God: Are We There Yet? 

The Painful Truth About The Worldwide Church of God 
In Transition Home Page
WCG Links -- Produced by Mark Tabladillo Ministries

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