Bearing False Witness? An Introduction to the Christian Countercult by Douglas E. Cowan

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Published by Praeger Publishers .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Christianity,
  • Religion - Theology,
  • Religion,
  • Christian Theology - Apologetics,
  • Comparative Religion,
  • Sociology - General,
  • Religion / Comparative Religion,
  • Christian Ministry - Evangelism,
  • Anti-cult movements,
  • Evangelicalism,
  • United States

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The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages272
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9307843M
ISBN 100275974596
ISBN 109780275974596

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(Exodus ) This commandment is somewhat unusual among those supposedly given out by to the Hebrews: whereas other commandments probably had shorter versions that were later added to, this one has a slightly longer format that tends to be shortened by the majority of Christians today.

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The commandment is most immediately concerned with truthfulness in a judicial context. Deuteronomy –21 gives instructions about witnesses in criminal cases. If a malicious witness rises up against a man to accuse him of wrongdoing, then both the men who have the dispute shall stand before the Lord, before the priests and the judges who will be in office in those days.

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Abbott paints a picture of inconsistency in Latter-day Saint doctrine as a negative proof of its failure, while comparing it to her faith without mentioning its centuries of documented problems, foibles and missteps.

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