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Cults and New Religions aren’t hard to find they’re in your neighborhood . . . your workplace . . . your school . . . maybe even your family. Cults are flourishing across America. Chances are, you’ve encountered one, perhaps even know someone who is involved in a cult. Can you discuss knowledgeably the critical differences between Christianity and the teachings of Mormonism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Scientology, the New Age movement, Hindu-based cults, and other prominent groups and religious movements? Our guest will explain what cults are, why they are cause for concern, and why in the 21st century, as never before, their numbers and memberships are exploding nationally and worldwide.
Join us for a global conversation designed to remind us that the Gospel changes everything – hearts, minds, families, cities, and nations. We start with an update on the Middle East and hear more encouraging news on how and why Muslims are more open than ever to the Gospel message. Then, we turn our hearts to the Persecuted Church with updates on several key countries where our prayers and support are needed. Fair warning….this program is specifically designed to lengthen your prayer list.
Dr. Ron Rhodes is the president of Reasoning from the Scriptures Ministries, an apologetics ministry, and the author of over 85 books. Dr. Rhodes is a keynote speaker at conferences across the United States and regularly addresses current issues in the national media. As time permits, Dr. Rhodes teaches cult apologetics at Veritas Evangelical Seminary (Murrieta, Calif.), Dallas Theological Seminary, Talbot Seminary and Biola University (La Mirada, Calif.), and other well-known seminaries.
Tom Doyle fell in love with the Middle East on his first Biblical tour of the Holy Land. In 1995, he became an official tour guide for the state of Israel and developed a passion for ministering to the Israeli people, Arabs and Jews alike. Tom felt called into full-time ministry there in 2001. Tom and his wife JoAnn began working in the heart of the Islamic world shortly after the terrorist attacks of September 11. His ministry to pastors in this region has opened many valuable doors for him to build key relationships in places like Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Syria and Palestinian territories of Israel. In 2017 he launched Uncharted Ministries. Tom is a master storyteller with several books highlighting God’s miraculous work among the Muslim people. His best known books include Dreams and Visions (2012), Killing Christians (2015), and Standing in the Fire (2017).
Todd Nettleton is director of media development for The Voice of the Martyrs, working with the media to tell the stories of persecuted Christians to people in the United States. In his role with VOM, he has met with Christians who face persecution in many countries, including Sudan, China, Egypt, Turkey, Vietnam, Pakistan, Indonesia, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar (Burma) and Azerbaijan.