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How Many Sessions?

Christianity, Cults & Religions DVD Small Group Study has 6 sessions.

Each session includes a video on DVD that lasts 25-35 minutes, plus a an optional leader guide and participant guide that make leading this group easy. This study was designed for 60-minute sessions.

For those who wish to go deeper, there are optional PowerPoint slides that may be used to extend the study or to present 12 more groups than the DVD covers.

The Leader Guide includes a step-by-step plan of how much time to spend on each section, session outline, helpful tips and background, discussion questions and life application, key verse study, and recommended resources.

The Participant Guide is a key part of the study. It has the discussion questions, definitions, key Scriptures, and tips for talking with people of other faiths. Most commonly-asked questions are answered in the Participant Guide.

 

About the Speaker, Paul Carden

Paul Carden is former co-host of the “Bible Answer Man” radio program and International Director of Christian Research Institute. He is a longtime specialist in the field of cults and new religions around the world. He is the executive director of the Centers for Apologetics Research (CFAR) in San Juan Capistrano, California, and general editor of the best-seller side-by-side comparison chart Christianity, Cults & Religions Pamphlet.

He speaks and writes extensively on the topic of “Confronting Cults on World Mission Fields." Paul has devoted nearly 30 years of his life to cult-related research and outreach in Latin America, Africa, eastern Europe, and the former Soviet Union. In 1980, Paul joined the Christian Research Institute (CRI) under its founder, Walter Martin. For six of his fifteen years at CRI Paul served as a missionary in São Paulo, Brazil, and for six years he co- hosted the live, nationwide “Bible Answer Man” radio broadcast alongside Ron Rhodes, Robert M. Bowman, Jr., Kenneth Samples, and other noted apologists. During his time at CRI he was also the ministry's director of international outreach and a senior editor of the Christian Research Journal (1989-1995).

 

Table of Contents - Christianity, Cults & Religions DVD

The six-session topics in this Christian apologetics video series:

  1. Session 1: Definitions, Discernment, and Defending the Faith - Covers the six key elements that highlight the differences between Christianity and other religions and cults - Revelation, God, Jesus Christ, Salvation, the Church, and the Future (false predictions). Gives an overview of what other groups believe.
  2. Session 2: Essential Christian Doctrine - Covers the key beliefs of Christianity and where the cults differ.
  3. Session 3:Jehovah’s Witnesses (Watchtower Society) - History, founder, practices, beliefs, and do's and don'ts
  4. Session 4: Mormonism (Latter-day Saints) - History, founder, practices, beliefs, and do's and don'ts
  5. Session 5: Eastern Spirituality, Hinduism, Buddhism, and New Age. - History, founder, practices, beliefs, and do's and don'ts
  6. Session 6: Islam - History, founder, practices, beliefs, and do's and don'ts

 

Overview of Christianity, Cults & Religions DVD

This study was designed to be an objective factual overview from a Christian viewpoint. This six-session study explains the history, background, and beliefs of the most largest world religions and most common cultic groups: Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Mormonism, Jehovah's Witnesses and other groups.

This study helps participants:

  • Learn about the most common world religions and cults and how they compare to Christianity
  • Know what Christianity teaches and why
  • Learn the do's and don'ts of sharing the Gospel

 

Endorsements for Christianity, Cults & Religions DVD

About the Christianity, Cults & Religions pamphlet

“In over three decades of cult studies, I’ve never encountered a guide on the cults and false religions as concise as this one. In a day of information-overload, this helpful guide clearly distinguishes the truth of Christianity from the counterfeits. I recommend it highly.” —Ron Rhodes President, Reasoning from the Scriptures Ministries

“General editor Paul Carden has once again produced a very helpful pamphlet in this expanded and revised edition. People often wonder or ask how various cults and religions originated and what they believe. This provides a concise and accurate summary of their founders, their key beliefs, and how these differ from biblical Christianity, as well as other pertinent information. The material is easy to read and to understand. I recommend this valuable resource to Christian bookstores, pastors, and to Christians of every age. My teenage grandson reviewed the material and stated, “It's very important for all believers to understand how biblical Christianity differs from cults and world religions. It really opened my eyes to these other beliefs.” —Dr. Edmond C. Gruss Author, Professor Emeritus at The Master's College Santa Clarita, CA

 

Sample Video Available for Previewing

Click here to watch the complete Session 1 of the Christianity, Cults & Religions DVD or to download samples of the leader and participant guides!

 

Session 1: Definitions, Discernment, and Defending the Faith - Covers the six key elements that highlight the differences between Christianity and other religions and cults - Revelation, God, Jesus Christ, Salvation, the Church, and the Future (false predictions). Gives an overview of what other groups believe.

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This 6-session DVD-based curriculum is for small groups. Covers:

  • Essential Christian beliefs
  • Islam
  • Mormonism
  • Jehovah's Witnesses
  • Eastern Religions

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Paul Carden is an expert on cults and world religions. He co-hosted the "Bible Answer Man" radio program, and was the International Director of Christian Research Institute. Today, he speaks around the globe on the topic of cults and religions as the executive director of the Centers for Apologetics Research. In this cults and religions Bible Study, he explains the differences between—

  • Islam and Christianity
  • Jehovah's Witnesses and Christianity
  • Mormonism and Christianity

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