The 'Coffs Harbour Cult'

Last night I watched 4 Corner's investigative program (ABC TV) highlighting a 'cult' in our own back yard of Coffs Harbour.

The program was called: 'Cult of Horrors' and features Scott Willliams and the pseudo 'church' he leads called 'Christian Assemblies International.'

It was disturbing viewing and also very uncomfortable viewing. I noted with sadness a few familiar faces along with a few familiar names. Brave people - hurt people - and victims of toxic Christianity (and no doubt, their own choices, to some degree).

We have posted links to this program and an ABC article on this page: Christian Fringe Groups.

 

Helping non-believers to know God.

Where do you start? The answer to that depends upon where a person is at.

People however, must earn the right to disbelieve. They must be challenged to give meaningful reasons for their disbelief rather than giving shallow answers like believing in God is like believing in the flying spaghetti monster or garden pixies. 

 

WHAT'S NEW AT ‘CHRISTIAN FAITH’! (#0075)

THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE FOUND FOR YOU THIS MONTH…

HINDU EVANGELISM: Crucial Skills in Witnessing to Hindus by Cathy Douglass who has been in touch with us. This is a free pdf download from Cathy, a missionary with Campus Crusade for Christ as well as a teaching video you can download – exclusive to ‘CHRISTIAN FAITH’.

NAYA JEEVAN is a ministry project of Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ), sharing the Gospel with South Asians in North America and abroad.

Please read on for more new additions ...

 

John, his baptism, his mission.mp3

Who was John (the Baptist)?

Who was this man who, according to Mark... “wore clothing made of camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and … ate locusts and wild honey”?

What gave him the right to bypass the local Jewish Bible College professors and begin baptising the local citizens in the local river?

In fact, why was he baptising at all?

Who does he think he is?

Well ……that’s actually a very good question!  Let’s go and find out. 

Read on to download a free message based on John 1.19-34...

 
 

WHAT'S NEW AT ‘CHRISTIAN FAITH’! (#0074)

THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE FOUND FOR YOU THIS MONTH…

FREE EBOOK: A Vision for a Gospel Centered Life (eBook) by Dr. Tim Keller. (Available in ePub, Kindle mobi and pdf formats.)

BIBLE TEACHING ABOUT.COM is an online resource for free Bible teachings, answers to Bible-related questions and free online Bible academy.

This is an excellent video: Why I'm Not an Atheist by J. P. Moreland (Professor of Philosophy, Biola University).

And there's even more! Read on ...

 

Baptism. What Does it Mean? mp3

The first Christians were baptised. In fact, they were fully immersed in water very soon after their profession of faith in Jesus. They all knew that baptism contributed nothing to their salvation but they didn't downplay the importance of baptism either. 

What does baptism actually mean? What does it signify? What baptism is and does is actually very significant. It speaks very powerfully about what Jesus has done for us and our union with Him. It also has profound practical consequences. 

Please read on - then download the free message on baptism ...

 

'FREEDOM CLIMB'. Hope For Those Caught in Slavery and Trafficking.

Nick Rodwell and Vinitha Nair (Melbourne) are serving with Freedom Climb in South Africa, presenting  ‘Traffick Proof’ - a human trafficking awareness and education programme - to schools, churches and youth groups, and participating in Justice Seminars to raise awareness and educate people about human trafficking.

Nick and Vinitha will be in Perth and Melbourne from May 16 – June 4. Come and hear what God is doing in South Africa, or join one of our climbs.

Events in Australia include:

  • May 17 – Nick and Vinitha are sharing at: 26 Fifth Avenue, Mt Lawley, Perth @ 7.30pm
  • May 24 – Vinitha is speaking at a Ladies breakfast, 6/25 Chapman St, Blackburn, Melbourne  ($15); @ 8:30am
  • May 25 – the Inaugural Melbourne Climb, Thousand Steps, registration $15, @ 2pm
  • May 31 – Movie in Albury/Wodonga: ‘Nefarious – Merchant of Souls’; @ 7:30pm City Central Church, 445 David Street, Albury, entry by donation
  • August 2nd – Brisbane climb, details TBC
  • August 30th – Armidale (NSW) climb – Cathedral Rock National Park @9am

 

To RSVP: email info(at)freedomclimb(dot)net(dot)au

For further details visit Freedom Climb 

 

Please read on for even more information...