Defending the Faith: A Beginner's Guide to Cults and New by Richard Abanes

By Richard Abanes

In protecting the religion, Richard Abanes provides the fundamental doctrines of Christianity and exhibits how cults and different new religions both deviate from or deny them.

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Robert &wman, Christian scholar and author of Why You Should Belielle in the Trinity, enumerates several other proofs of Christ's deity that appear in the first chapter of Hebrews. • "Therefore everyone who confesses :Me before men, I will al- so confess him before My Father who is in heaven" (Matt. 10,32). • "All things ha\'e been handed over to Me by My Father, and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal Him" (Luke 10:22).

L This concept, hinted at in the Old Testament and fully established in the N ew, is the doctrine of the Trinity. ' THREE PERSONS 62 one true God, who within his eternal nature exists as three coequal and coetem al persons; namely, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Although these three persons are distinct in function, position, and relationship, they all share the same divine nature (or essence) and, in so doing, exist as one divine being. Each person is in fall possession of the divine essence.

The Hindu trinity V,ClS made up of the goos Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. The Greek triad was composed of Zeus, Athena, and Apollo . .. [A]ncicm culrures also accepted this idea; cui· rures such as me Bab}'ionian, ~ptian , Phoenician, Greek, Indian, Oli· nese, Japanese, Icelandic, Siberian and others. ses and me Latin church as personae-iS absolutely unique in the history of human thought. ~ [Tlhe Trinity is not a Bible reaching... [Llong before Jesus walked the earth gods were worshipped in groups of three, or trinities, in places such as ancient Egypt and Babylon.

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