Major World Religions and Modern Cults (Compared with the Holy Bible)
The author, Gilbert Tripp, focuses on the beliefs and practices of many religious groups in his easy-to-read, thought-provoking book. He slowly and persuasively makes his way through the various points in a friendly manner. This book is ideal for personal or classroom study. At an affordable price of only $14.95, it should be in every library.
Some of the subjects and sub-subjects covered are:
Chapter One: From the Beginning; The Creation Account vs. Myths of Cultures Surrounding the Hebrews
Chapter Two: The Patriarchs: From Adam to Moses
Chapter Three: Ancient Judaism: (Circa 1600 B. C. - 33 A.D.)
Chapter Four: Christianity: Christianity vs. Christendom; Prophecy and Promise Fulfilled; The Gospel of Jesus Christ; Early History of Christ's Church; Rapid Growth of Christ's Church; Persecution of the Church of Christ; Worship of the Church of Christ; Church Organization According to the Divine Pattern; Autonomy of the Church of Christ; Jesus' Warnings; The Apostasy Begins; There Were Many Early Warnings
Chapter Five: The Apostasy: Departures from the Lord's Pattern; The Departures Increase; Departure from Scriptural Authority
Chapter Six: The Mother of Harlot - Rebellion's Child: Dear Reader (Personal Letter from the Author); The Catechism vs. the Holy Bible; Catholic Doctrines [Original Sin and Infant Baptism; Clinic Baptism; Auricular Confession; Absolution of Sins; Religious Rituals (Ceremonial Acts); Special Holy Days; The Lord's Supper, A Memorial or a Sacrificial Offering? Praying for the Dead; Clergy and Laity; Innovations in the Worship; The Church Sells the Privilege to Sin (The Sale of Indulgences; Financing with Indulgences); Purgatory; Praying to Mary, the mother of Jesus; The Immaculate Conception; The Assumption of Mary]; The Apostasy- Summary
Chapter Seven: The Call for Reform (The Birth of Denominationalism: The Reformation Movement
Chapter Eight: Restoring the Pattern
Chapter Nine: The Major Eastern Religions: Islam [Five Pillars of the Islamic Faith; Islamic Etiquette and Diet; Islamic Women; Islamic Jihad; Thomas Jefferson's Quran; Washington and Jefferson's Judgment of the Islamist Fundamentalists]; Hinduism; Buddhism
Major World Religions and Modern Cults (Compared with the Holy Bible) by Gilbert Tripp was published by Outskirts Press in March 2010. The ISBN for Major World Religions and Modern Cults (Compared with the Holy Bible) is 9781432754570.