J e s u s   a n d   t h e   D e n   o f   T h i e v e s   II
Further Assaults, Alterations, and Redefinitions of the Person and Work of Christ

Volume 21:1-2 1997 (ISSN: 0883-13)

A r t i c l e s
  • The Cosmic Christ of Channeled Revelation, by Tal Brooke
  • A New Christ, by Peter Jones
  • Jesus on the Rack, by Brad Scott
  • The Jesus of the Watchtower, by Ron Rhodes
  • Between Isaac & Ishmael, by Brooks Alexander
  • Has God Really Spoken, by Ron Rhodes

In this Journal, SCP continues its look at the accumulated damage and apsostosy of two centuries of liberal scholarship; covering such things as the Cosmic channeled Christ of Edgar Cayce and Helen Schucman, the gnostic pronouncements of Robert Funk and the Jesus Seminar and its pet project, the Gospel of Thomas, the goddess worship of radical feminists such as Mary Daly, Rose Mary Ruether, Virginia Mollenkott and others as exemplified by the Sophia worship at the annual "Re-Imagining" conference, and the false Jesus of the Watchtower society (Jehovah's Witnesses). Also in this issue, a look at the plight of Christian believers in the Middle East, persecuted for their faith by fundamentalists on both sides of the Arab/Jew divide. Finaly, Ron Rhodes writes about the authenticity of the Bible.

Those of us who have encountered Him know that Jesus Christ is at the center of history and stands at the end of history. I learned that fact in a hotel room in South India over twenty years ago. Like it or not, the nations of the earth, perhaps with one exception, set their calendars to the birth of Christ . . . A titanic event must have happened two thousand years ago for this to be a fact . . . The calendars of the earth are set to the life of no other man or thing, not Plato, not Ceasar Augustus or Alexander the Great, not Leonardo daVinci, Newton, or Mozart, not Confucius or Buddha.

The proclomation of Christ is embedded in the high architecture of Europe, in its great classical music and art, and in the guiding declarations of the greatest universities in the world. This fact speaks of a providential act of God. But in time, this presence will be eroded in a great falling away to take place over an unknown period of time. Such a process of apostasy has continued to accelerate in our lifetime. "A great falling away" from the faith is predicted to be a key sign signalling Christ's return -- a moment which many have tried but failed to predict.

-- From "Jesus and the Den of Thieves" by Tal Brooke



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