Find it Quick – Handbook on Cults & New Religions by Ron Rhodes

Find It Quick is a book that should be in every Christian apologist’s arsenal. It is a quick reference that lists 40 different cults / religions and their beliefs. Whether you are just beginning to learn what other religions believe or you need to brush up on the specifics of any one religion this book aims to provide a quick, concise definition of each.

The descriptions of each of the cults / religions beliefs are written in a logical, easy to understand way which helps in the process of defending Christianity and knowing how to share my faith with someone whose beliefs differ from my own QuickBooks desktop tool hub.

Each of the definitions categorize the different groups in the areas of The Bible, God, Jesus Christ, The Holy Spirit, Humanity, Sin and Salvation, Death and the Afterlife, Angels and Demons, Church-Related Issues, Prophecy, Truth, among others.

I found this book extremely helpful in my quest for quickly breaking down the beliefs of a cult / religion into a manageable size. This book helped me to realize Christian Scientists believe, “The human Jesus is not the divine Christ. Jesus, a mere human, embodied the Christ, which constituted the divinity of the man Jesus.” (p.60).

This is a marked departure from Biblical Christianity which affirms, “but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.” John 20:31 (NKJV)

At the end of each chapter are “Apologetic Power Points”. These are a list of items that sum up the differences between Biblical Christianity’s beliefs and those of a particular group. One of the great strengths of the book are the power points as they quickly let anyone see how Biblical Christianity differs from the studied group.

Each of the power points are spoken of in detail in the last chapter of the book. There are a total of 118 used throughout the book as they relate to each group. My only minor criticism is with the way in which the power points are listed at the end of each chapter.

In the case of Unitarian Universalism, chapter 37, one of the power points is “Universalism is False”. How this specifically relates to Unitarianism is never explained. I point this out because it is also not explained how it specifically relates to the Unification Church which is in chapter 36.

I would have liked to see each power point explained in the containing chapter as it relates to the specific cult / religion. I must admit that this would probably have made the book 2 to 3 times larger.

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