Following are links to web sites developed and/or maintained or recommended by members of Evangelical Ministries to New Religions. While we believe them to be beneficial and excellent sources for information, the fact that they are listed here is not meant to construe, infer nor affirm that either EMNR or its member organizations agree with and/or endorse all information, views and/or positions contained therein.
This page will continue to be updated as new sites are added. If you are an EMNR member and wish your site to be linked, email your web address and site information to EMNR
Apologia is dedicated to the proclamation and defense of the gospel of Jesus Christ – to “contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 3). Apologia’s mission is primarily educational, to equip the body of Christ for spiritual discernment. An important means of accomplishing this is the Apologia Report, a weekly online research journal, which summarizes and reviews hundreds of magazines, journals, and news publications to identify the most valuable resources to aid Christians as they encounter competing truth claims and seek to wisely respond. Apologia also provides an important forum through its AR-talk, a free-access, moderated Internet e-mail discussion of apologetics resources, particularly those covered in Apologia Report.
Apologetics Resource Center
The Apologetics Resource Center is a mission whose purpose is to reach the minds and hearts of people with the message and truth claims of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Its mission is also to equip Christians with a culturally relevant apologetic, enabling them to have a deeper level of personal faith, contend for that faith, and to enter arenas of resistance and reclaim ground lost to skepticism, secularism, and other alien philosophies.
CANA/Christian Answers for the New Age
Christian Answers for the New Age is a ministry with the purposes of educating Christians about the New Age and the occult, and reaching out to those in the New Age and the occult belief systems. CANA is headed by Marcia Montenegro, a former professional astrologer. The site contains articles on various New Age/occult topics, and articles critiquing some New Age bestsellers.
The Chicago Declaration on Religious Freedom
While evangelicals have responded to false teaching in new religious movements, and abuses as they have occurred, we also need to be at the forefront of supporting religious freedoms, including those of adherents of new religious movements. Evangelicals are encouraged to read and concur with The Chicago Declaration on Religious Freedom. Interested readers will also enjoy the related article, “Are Evangelism, Missions and Apologetics a Hate Crime” by Dr. R. Philip Roberts and “Intolerance, Apologetics and Evangelism“.
Christian Perspectives International
CPI desires to equip members of the body of Christ, through the ministry of apologetics (the defense of Christian truth) to know what they believe, why they believe it, and how to defend against attacks on Christianity from the cults, the occult, and other non-Christian world views. Their site includes a broad range of apologetics interests, including culture, law, science, cultism, philosophy, theology, and biblical studies. It contains various apologetics articles and books written by the President of CPI, Dr. H. Wayne House. These are available for download and view with Acrobat Reader. It also has a listing of tapes that may be purchased. Plans are to include audio clips for online listening, as well.
Evangelical Missiological Society
The Evangelical Missiological Society’s purpose is to advance the cause of world evangelization through the study and evaluation of mission concepts and strategies from a biblical perspective. Join with us as we seek to commend sound mission theory and practice to churches, mission agencies and schools of missionary training around the world. We encourage your review of this site and your consideration of membership in EMS.
Keith & Becky Walker founded Evidence Ministries in 1995 as a missionary outreach to the San Antonio, TX Area. It’s threefold purpose is to REACH Jehovah’s Witnesses and Mormons for Christ, to TEACH Christians the differences between these two cults and Biblical Christianity, and to WARN the community about the dangers of these groups.
Evangelical Theological Society
The Evangelical Theological Society is a professional society of Biblical scholars, teachers, pastors and others involved in the evangelical scholarship serving Christ and His Church. We encourage your review of this site and your consideration of membership in ETS.
EMNR board member Bill Honsberger is the Director of Haven Ministries. Based out of Denver, Colorado, Haven Ministries seeks to directly evangelize and disciple the lost, particularly those trapped and deceived in non-Christian religions, the New Age movement, cults and the occult.
Discernment Ministries International
Rev. Robert & Tracy Liichow are founders of this ministry. They are evangelical ministers in the Detroit, Michigan area. The Liichows have an extensive background regarding the charismatic renewal. Together they have over 30 years of personal experience with various moves of God, such as the Word of God Community in Ann Arbor, MI, the Word of Faith movement, the Prophetic Movement, and the Apostolic Movement, and Spiritual Warfare (a sub-movement). Both of the Liichows attended Robert Tilton’s Bible School and have held positions in Rhema churches.
Institute for Religious Research
The Institute for Religious Research is a non-denominational, non-profit foundation devoted to the study of religious claims in light of history and the Bible. IRR offers an excellent resource at their Mormons In Transition site which is intended to promote—in a thoughtful and gracious manner—the exclusive claims of Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, as revealed in the Bible. It offers relevant, scholarly resources that examine the foundational claims of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in light of history and the Bible.
North American Mission Board, SBC
The North American Mission Board exists to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ, start New Testament congregations, minister to persons in the name of Christ, and assist churches in the United States and Canada in effectively performing these functions. Part of their strategy is to reach those in World religions, the cults and new religious movements through the ministry of the 4Truth.net ministry.
Life Assurance Ministries
Life Assurance Ministries was founded by Dale Ratzlaff to proclaim the good news of the new covenant gospel of grace in Christ and to combat the errors of legalism and false religion. If you have questions about the Sabbath, the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Ellen G. White, the old and new covenants or desire information about Sabbath in Crisis or The Cultic Doctrine of Seventh-day Adventists: An Evangelical Resource by Dale Ratzlaff, this is the site for you. There is also an extensive listing of services, links and products.
Midwest Christian Outreach, Inc.
MCOI is an apologetics and counter-cult ministry based in the Chicago. Its focus is in the area of general cults and apologetics. Information on various groups, movements, and trends is provided through their Midwest Christian Outreach Journal. Past issues of the Journal can be viewed online. This site also provides a resource catalog.
Mormonism Research Ministry
Mormonism Research Ministry’s mission is two-fold. 1) To educate the Body of Christ about the differences between Mormonism and Christianity, and 2) To conduct outreaches that take the Gospel directly to the LDS people. The MRM Home Page provides a vast amount of articles that addresses such topics as the Mormon Godhead, salvation, the temple, speeches and documents, Joseph Smith, the Book of Mormon, reviews and rebuttals, and personal testimonies from those who have left the LDS movement. Mormonism Research Ministry has been challenging the claims of the LDS Church in a Christ-honoring way since 1979.
Naming His Grace
Naming The Grace is dedicated to helping the Church and glorifying Jesus Christ. It is my prayer that unbelievers will find faith in Jesus Christ and believers will find comfort. This ministry defines world-views such as, Paganism, Racism and Radical Feminism in the light of God’s grace in Jesus Christ, by offering articles and classes.
New England Institute of Religious Research
The New England Institute of Religious Research is committed to not only providing high quality research on contemporary non-Christian and Christian religious structures, organizations, and individuals, but also to equip the Church to deal pastorally and sensitively with those caught in these systems. This site and ministry is also seeks to minister to those caught in destructive groups, heresies (“cults”), and aberrational Christian groups in New England and the rest of the country.
New Religious Movements
Secular and academic web site devoted to the study of new religious movements and sects. This particular page contains links to the best or most widely used web sites on NRMs from a sociological or academic perspective. A variety of perspectives are listed and useful information is present, but do not expect to find a Christian perspective or evaluation. This site provides a foundation for understanding how religious groups emerge, grow, stagnate, reinvigorate themselves, and sometimes die.
Refuge Ministries is a ministry with the purpose of reaching those that are involved in the occult, Satanism, Wicca and witchcraft. Refuge Ministries is headed by Jeff Harshbarger a former Satanist now follower of Jesus Christ. Refuge Ministries offers resources, Biblical counseling and the site contains well balanced articles on the various practices of the occult.
Rooftop Ministries’ mission is to prevent, intervene in and recover from cult participation, primarily in regards to persons associated with Affiliated Masonic Orders for women and youth.
Founded in 1993, as The Tennessee Valley Bible Students Association, Spiritwatch is a ministry of discernment dedicated to the proclamation and defense of the historic Christian faith, the restoration and edification of the victims of spiritual deception and the equipping of the Body of Christ to do likewise. Their goal is to offer a balanced Christian perspective on deceptive spirituality and philosophy as it continues to challenge the Christian faith. This site addresses not only cultic deception but also those of anti-Christian philosophies (such as postmodernism, atheism, and the “new spirituality”), as well as an examination of the New Age movement. A unique feature of this site is the “Strange Fires” section that will analyze and respond to the manifold errors of excess within the Pentecostal and Charismatic cultures from entirely Pentecostal perspectives. Links arranged by categories.
Watchman Fellowship is a comprehensive, award-winning site offering hundreds of articles and free Profiles discussing cults, new religions, and related apologetics and discernment issues from an evangelical Christian perspective. The entire site is word searchable and contains several helpful indices. One popular feature is the Index of Cults and Religions, a 1,200-entry database of cults, occult organizations, New Age groups, and world religions with related terms and doctrines. Also provided is a regularly updated religious news section and a Resource Guide offering over 200 books, tapes, videos and tracts.
Joseph B. Whitchurch
This site is designed to persuasively articulate, demonstrate and defend the Christian faith unapologetically in the marketplace of ideas -especially the western university world, and to equip family, students, faculty, friends, and associates to do the same and with all the energy that God alone can supply. It includes a vast array of links and search capabilities. It also contains a section dedicated to Apologetics and Ethics.
Word For the Weary
This site is intended to answer the challenge of Mormonism from a Biblical perspective. Word For the Weary has articles dealing with a wide range of topics regarding the history and teachings of the Mormon Church, including responding to LDS objections.