Non-Christian Religions

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World Religions

Avesta – Zoroastrian Archives
This site provides the complete text of the extant Avesta, the most ancient scriptures of Zoroastrianism, as well as many Pahlavi scriptures. It also includes information about the Avestan language, and other useful information for students of Zoroastrian religion. Most of the texts in these archives are extremely rare.

A Topical Study of the Qur’an from a Christian Perspective
Author: M J Fisher
Rev. M. J. Fisher has been involved in a service ministry to Muslims for decades. He has tested his understanding of the Qur’an through hundreds of personal discussions with Muslims. He has also participated in public dialogues on Christianity and Islam. He has compared the teaching of the Bible and the Qur’an in various churches and Christian conferences.

An Introduction to Buddhism
Author: C. George Boeree
The pages of this web site were written for the students of my class on Buddhist Psychology. Although the religious aspects of Buddhism are discussed, I am far more interested in presenting Buddhism’s philosophical and psychological side.

Ancient Alien Theory
A site that examines the beliefs – ancient and modern – that mankind is descended from alien visitors…

Animism, belief in innumerable spiritual beings concerned with human affairs and capable of helping or harming human interests. The term animism denotes not a single creed or doctrine but a view of the world consistent with a certain range of religious beliefs and practices, many of which may survive in more-complex and hierarchical religions.

Animism is the theory proposed by some evolutionists to account for the origin of religion. Evolution assumes that the higher civilized races are the outcome and development from a ruder state. This early stage resembles that of the lowest savages existing today.

Answering Islam
Islam and Christianity. Articles on Islam.

Babylonian Religions
Author: Bryce Self; Harry A. Ironside
Short articles on the religion of Babylon. Semiramis,and the origin of mother and child worship

Apologetics Index
Apologetics Index provides 42,850+ pages of research resources on religious cults, sects, new religious movements, alternative religions, apologetics, anticult, and countercult organizations, doctrines, religious practices and world views. These resources reflect a variety of theological and/or sociological perspectives.

Halaal trade: Have we let it go too far?
Author: Kamil Kiroglu
KAMIL KIROGLU, a Christian missionary from Turkey and former Muslim who teaches a biblical perspective on Islam, says while eating halaal food is not a sin, there are compelling ethical and biblical reasons why Christians should become informed and take a stand against the trade…

Goddess Worship
Reverence for the goddess is becoming prevalent in our day. The goddess is embraced by witchcraft, radical feminism, the occult, and the liberal church.

History of Hinduism
The first traceable roots of Hinduism lie with the invading Aryans, who move into the northwest of the Indian subcontinent from about 1500 BC…

History of Islam
A history of Islam from the History World website.

Islam (Submission)
Download searchable English version of the Quran. Large amount of Islamic material.
A mind boggling site that covers everything about Satanism, New age, Free Masonry and other secret societies, conspiracy theories (or not), eschatology, Catholicism; with links to information on hundreds of Christian and non-Christian cults.

Map Showing the world’s Religions
Author: Ray Fowler
Map showing the religions found in the countries of the world (2003).

Modern Jewish Beliefs Concerning the Coming Messiah
Author: Various
Various writers proclaim the Jewish beliefs regarding the Still to come Messiah.

Author: Lita Cosner
They claim that all of their members are Christian theistic evolutionists, so in that sense they are a professing Christian group. But their embrace of evolutionary science and some of its logical effects on Christian theology is such that they, in effect, become syncretists, rather like the way the Gnostics syncretized Christianity.

This site has a number of articles on Mormonism as well as links to other resources…

Occultic and Masonic Influence in Early Mormonism
How did Joseph’s Masonic membership affect the development of the Mormon Church? The most significant area appears to be in the development of the Mormon temple ceremonies…

New Age – Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow
Author: Constance Cumby
The New Age Movement — a movement that includes many thousands of organizations networking throughout every corner of our globe with the intent of bringing about a New World Order — an order that writes God out of the picture and deifies Lucifer.

New Age Indoctrination – The Ten Commandments of Rebellion
Author: Melecia
THE NEW AGE MOVEMENT’s Main Goal is to destroy traditional Judeo Christianity and create a… One world Religion Based on a Luciferian system and doctrine. We Explore the foundations of that which Governs this Nation and how the adversary and his plan to indoctrinate Society into rebelling against God\’s Laws are being infiltrated.

Paganism, in the broadest sense includes all religions other than the true one revealed by God, and, in a narrower sense, all except Christianity, Judaism, and Mohammedanism. The term is also used as the equivalent of Polytheism. It is derived from the Latin pagus, whence pagani (i.e. those who live in the country), a name given to the country folk who remained heathen after the cities had become Christian.

Paganism Revels on
Just what is Paganism in the 21st century?

Parsi, Parsiism (Wikipedia)
According to tradition, the present-day Parsis descend from a group of Persian Zoroastrians who immigrated to India during 10th century AD, due to persecution by Muslims in Greater Persia.The long presence in the region distinguishes the Parsis from the Iranis, who are more recent arrivals, and who represent the smaller of the two Indian-Zoroastrian communities.

Sacred Text Archive
This site is a freely available archive of electronic texts about religion, mythology, legends and folklore, and occult and esoteric topics. Texts are presented in English translation and, where possible, in the original language.

Shaman Links
The word shaman originated from a word in Siberia and came to be applied to all medicine men and women of indigenous cultures who’s practice includes the flight of the soul. Information of Shaminism and links to Shaminism websites.

The Bible and the Quran: An Historical Comparison
When two documents which claim to be true are in contradiction, one must ascertain whether the contradictions can be explained adequately using criteria which a non-believer, or a third party, can accept; in other words, using criteria which go beyond the adherents’ personal faith commitment to their revelation…

The Dalai Lama, the Templeton Prize and Buddhism
Author: Russell Grigg
Apart from a discussion on the Dalai Lama, this is a layman’s basic guide to Buddhism. If you want to know the basics of Buddhism read this article.

The history of Zoroastrianism
The main theme of Zoroaster’s teaching is to replace the numerous ahuras or gods of the traditional Indo-Iranian religion with just one ahura, the supreme God or ‘Wise Lord’, Ahura Mazda. See also Zoroaster for an interesting site on the history and archaeology of Zoroaster.

The One World Religion (Ecumenism)
Author: Dr. David R. Reagan
The most popular apostasy in Christendom today is the teaching that God has revealed Himself in many different ways to different cultures and that, therefore, all religions worship the same god, but just use different names. From this viewpoint, the Allah of Islam is the same as the Yahweh of Judaism and both are the same as the Krishna of Hinduism. The natural conclusion that is drawn from this apostate idea is that there are many different paths to God, Jesus being only one of them…

The Religion of “Peace”
Author: Glen Roberts, Editor is a pluralistic, non-partisan site concerned with Islam’s true political and religious teachings according to its own texts. We present the threat that Islam poses to human dignity and freedom, and we document the violence that ensues as a direct consequence of this religion’s supremacist teachings.

The History of Buddhism
Author: Dr. C. George Boeree
A Brief history of Buddhism: Concise and clear.

What Is Buddhism? An Introduction to Buddhism
Author: Barbara O’Brien
This website has a large number of articles on Buddhism as well as links to other Buddhism websites. Extensive information. Excellent site.

World Religions Archive
An archive of articles on world (non-Christian) religions.

What is Scientology. This Wikipedia article goes into great detail about the origins and beliefs of Scientology.

Cults and Heresies

International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA)
Founded in 1979, the International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA) is a global network of people concerned about psychological manipulation and abuse in cultic groups, alternative movements, and other environments…

A new Reformation?
Author: Paul Nuechterlein
As opposed to traditional views of salvation and judgment, Nuechterlein has “more of a sense of universal salvation — that God came to save the whole creation.”

American Humanist Association
Humanism is a philosophical and ethical stance that emphasizes the value and agency of human beings, individually and collectively, and generally prefers critical thinking and evidence (rationalism, empiricism) over established doctrine or faith (fideism). This site has all three humanist manifestos – use their search engine to find them.

The Apologetics Index ‘family of web sites’ provides 42,850+ pages of research resources on religious cults, sects, new religious movements, alternative religions, apologetics-, anticult-, and countercult organizations, doctrines, religious practices and world views. These resources reflect a variety of theological and/or sociological perspectives.

Cults & Alternative Religions
The following articles on cultism are available from The Watchman Expositor. Many terms in these articles are linked to the 1999 Index of Cults and Religions for easier reading and research

Articles on the Word Faith movement
This Directory lists articles on the Word Faith movement. Extensive and detailed.

BioLogos, Theistic Evolution and the Pelagian heresy
Author: Richard Fangrad

…a ‘fundamental mission’ of BioLogos is to advance anti-biblical ideas that have been condemned by church councils throughout the history of the Church. Or, said another way, their mission is to promote heresy…

Catholicism – The Darker Side
Catholicism’s children profess to know Christ but do service to Satan by disregarding the commandments of God in order to keep the traditions of men which papists even themselves call “TRADITION.”

Choosing the Chosen and Winnowing the Wheat – Ecumenism alive and well in Jerusalem
Author: Uri Marcus
Ecumenism – “Musalaha,” – is afoot in Christendom today, no less in Jerusalem, and it has a been given a face lift and a new name as part of its marketing strategy. Sure enough, doctrinal integrity is sacrificed every time by our new reconciliation salesmen. Nevertheless, sales remain at an all-time high.

Christian Research Network
A hub for those seeking information on discernment issues in the church. The latest news and links to solid articles and resources on issues like the Emergent Church, false teachings within evangelicalism etc.

Confronting the Error of Hyper-Grace
Author: Michael Brown
… there is a message being preached today in the name of a new grace reformation, mixing powerful truth with dangerous error. I call it hyper-grace.

Cults and World Religions
Author: Various
A list of over 40 different cults and Religions are examined on this site. Each article provides a brief, succinct, description of the movement, its characteristics and dangers. An excellent introduction to the study of cults and religions.

Ecodictatorship; The new Religion?
Author: Paul Joseph Watson
Prominent United Nations scientists says new green religion should replace traditional faiths as part of shift towards authoritarian tyranny. Part of this battle involves replacing traditional religions like Christianity and Islam with a new green religion that would fit better with an authoritarian government…

Electronic Archives of Liberal Religion
The purpose of this site is to assist the amateur or professional scholar in finding documents relating to liberal religious history — particularly Unitarian, Universalist, Ethical Culture, and religious humanism.

Emerging Church; What is it?
Author: Matt Slick
The term ‘Emerging Church’ is used to describe a broad, controversial movement that seeks to use culturally sensitive approaches to reach the postmodern, unchurched population with the Christian message. The Emerging Church movement has much good in it, but it also has a good bit of bad already within its doors.
FACTnet helps heal abuse caused by Religions or Cults. It deals with all areas of financial, sexual, physical, psychological, theological abuse.

The Internet has long been home to all kinds of sites about Freemasonry, pro and con. However, it has been hard to find reliable, vetted information on the web on this topic. This page, from the Internet Sacred Text Archive, has electronic editions of core texts on Freemasonry in the public domain, presented complete and unaltered.

Freemasonry is incompatible with Christianity
Author: (compiler) Steve Keohane
A compilation that examines Freemasonry from a multitude of sources. (Everything that you ever wanted to know about this cult.)

Global Digital Library on Theology and Ecumenism
Ecumenism is an attempt to get Protestant Christianity back into the Catholic fold. Here is a dictionary of Ecumenism…

Historical Jesus Theories
The purpose of this web page is to explain and explore some of the theories offered up by contemporary scholars on the historical Jesus and the origins of the Christian religion.

Identifying False Teachers – A Biblical Checklist 
Author: Joel James
False teachers worm their way into the “brain” of the church (i.e., her teaching and doctrine), spreading their lies and errors. As her brain is destroyed, the church runs wild. The most distinguishing mark of the last days will be the increase and popularity of false teachers. Not only will false teachers multiply faster than rabbits, they will also perfect their power to deceive.

Index of Cults and Religions
This Index contains brief definitions, descriptions or cross references on over 1,200 religious organizations and beliefs, as well as world religions (including Christianity) and related doctrines.

Jehovah’s Witnesses
Long article on Jehovah’s witnesses, their history, doctrines etc. (Wikipedia)

Jehovah’s Witnesses (on CARM)
Are they Christian or something else? Find out about their beliefs, history, as well as a Biblical Response to their unbiblical teachings. A long list of rticles etc on Jehovah’s Witnesses

Mind Control and the Cults
Author: Craig Branch
In order to grasp the whole issue of cults and mind control it is important to understand the surrounding issues. To the average person when one says the word cult, this conjures up many images. If one uses the term “mind control,” it also can evoke many different pictures. It would be helpful to be more precise…

Mormon beliefs (on CARM)
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, known as the Mormons, believes and teaches that God the Father used to be a man on another planet and that he became a God by following the laws and ordinances of that God on that planet and came to this world with his wife (she became a goddess) and that they produce a spirit offspring in heaven…

Oneness Pentecostalism and the Trinity (Modalism)
Author: Robert M Bowman Jnr

What sets Oneness Pentecostalism apart from other anti-Trinitarian heresies is its seeming orthodoxy. Unlike Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses, for example, Oneness Pentecostals teach both that there is one God and that Jesus is fully God. For this reason, many Christians have difficulty seeing anything wrong with the Oneness position…

Oneness Pentecostal (Modalism)
Oneness theology denies the Trinity and teaches that God is a single person who was “manifested as Father in creation and as the Father of the Son, in the Son for our redemption, and as the Holy Spirit in our regeneration.”

New Age Christ vs Chrsitian Biblical Christ
Everything you need to know about the so called “christs”of the New Age movement.

Patterns in the Cults
Due to this subtle deception, it is imperative that people know what to look for in trying to determine if a particular group is a cult or not. In light of this need, there are four basic patterns which exist in all cults who claim to be Christian.

Postmodernism and the Emerging Church Movement
Author: David Kowalski
Description of the “Emergent Church” movement as well as apologetics resources and links.

Religion News Blog (RNB) provides religion researchers with expert-selected news items about world religions, religious movements, cults, sects, and related issues, to provide information for research and educational purposes

Resources & Support for Recovery from the Coercive Practices of Cults & Religions
This website is dedicated to exposing cults and to helping those who are caught up in or recovering from cults of all and any sort. (Click on Cults on the top menu bar.)

The Berean Call
Alerting believers in Christ to unbiblical teachings and practices impacting the church.

The Book of Mormon
Researching The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? Read the book of Mormon on line or download in various formats from their official website

The Dangers of the Alpha Course
Author: Various authors
The Alpha Course is a course that has been used by many as a way to attempt to introduce the false doctrines and practices of the Third Wave into mainstream denominations. The Alpha Course, though teaching some truth, also lays truth alongside error. The wooing of people using the gospel message, only to later enslave them in ritualism, works salvation, and occult manifestations is one of the great deceptions of our time.

The Dangers of the Emerging Church
Here are many excellent resources on the “Emerging Church” movement available to educate God\’s people on this rapidly growing phenomenon. We have gathered several of them together on this web site to make it easy for you to research the subject. All that you need to know about the emergent church movement.

The New Reformation?
Author: Ken Silva
The Christian faith as presented today to allegedly postmodern America by postvangelicalism and Emerging Church leaders like simply does not square with the what the texts of the Bible say when taken at face value…

The Pope Claims to be God on Earth
Throughout the centuries of Rome’s existence, the popes have regularly claimed to be divine. As the supposed successor of Peter, the Pope claims infallibility, the position of God on Earth, and ability to judge and excommunicate angels.

Author: Matt Slick
Universalism is the teaching that all people will be saved. Some say that it is through the atonement of Jesus that all will ultimately be reconciled to God. Others just say that all will go to heaven sooner or later, whether or not they have trusted in or rejected Jesus as savior during their lifetime. This universal redemption will be realized in the future where God will bring all people to repentance.

What is Unitarianism? (Carm)
Author: Matt Slick
Unitarianism is the belief that God exists in one person and not three. It is a denial of the doctrine of the Trinity as well as the full divinity of Jesus. Therefore, it is not Christian…

Unitarianism (Wikipedia)
Unitarianism is historically a Christian theological movement named for the affirmation that God is one entity, in direct contrast to Trinitarianism, which defines God as three persons in one being.[1] Traditional Unitarians maintain that Jesus of Nazareth is in some sense the “son” of God (as all humans are children of the Creator), but that he is not the one God himself.
See also Unitarian Universalism

Utah Lighthouse Ministry
Critical research and documentation on the Latter Day Saints Church (Mormon church) .

Watchman Fellowship
An independent, non-denominational Christian research and apologetics ministry focusing on new religious movements, cults, the occult and the New Age.

What is a Destructive Cult? How to Determine if a Group is a Destructive Cult
Anybody can unfairly attack a group they disagree with by calling it a cult or saying they are using coercive mind control. How do you determine whether or not a group is a is a cult?

What is hyper-grace?
Author: Michael Houdmann
The term hyper-grace has been used to describe a new wave of teaching that emphasizes the grace of God to the exclusion of other vital teachings such as repentance and confession of sin…

Word-Faith Movement
Author: Robert M. Bowman, Jr
The Word of Faith movement has its roots in Christian Science and New Age heresies…

The Prosperity Gospel in the South African Context
Author: Donald Stuart
The prosperity gospel represents the confluence of two forces in a strain of Christianity which preaches that God wants his followers to be rich. The central tenet of this teaching is that those who have enough faith are entitled to receive blessings from God which will make them prosper.

The Occult

Articles on Occultism
Articles on Occultism and a Christian response.

Bohemian Grove: Cult of Conspiracy
Mike Hanson has done an excellent job in unraveling many of the secret mysteries, debunking a few conspiracy theories, while keeping his eye trained on the bigger picture…that the Bohemian Grove is only one key component in a much larger agenda that should concern all of us – WHO OWNS AMERICA?

Freemasonry is incompatible with Christianity
Although they will deny it to you at first, most Masons find out in later degrees that the great lie of Masonry is exactly the same lie Satan is living. Masons think that through masonry one can chisel away layers of oneself, similar to how one creates a beautiful statue out of rough stone. And they think the end result will be no need for God; because they think the perfect Mason is like God…

Occultism – Western Occult Tradition
There are countless practices around the world that might be labeled as occult. Discussions of the occult here primarily focus on occultism in the Western world, commonly called the Western Occult Tradition or the Western Esoteric Tradition. Some Eastern beliefs have been incorporated into various Western paths, but the systems overall are still primarily Western and are generally rooted in older, Western beliefs.

New World Order (Conspiracy Theory)
The common theme in conspiracy theories about a New World Order is that a secretive power elite with a globalist agenda is conspiring to eventually rule the world through an authoritarian world government—which will replace sovereign nation-states—and an all-encompassing propaganda whose ideology hails the establishment of the New World Order as the culmination of history’s progress…