ALPHA & OMEGA MINISTRIES – Dr. James White, Director; Dan Barker, co-Pres.
Alpha and Omega Ministries is a Christian apologetics organization dedicated to providing the most up-to-date, faithful defense of the historic Protestant position on the sufficiency of Scripture and salvation. We are a Reformed ministry, fully believing in what are commonly called the “doctrines of grace.” We firmly believe in the Trinity, the deity of Christ, the person of the Holy Spirit, and salvation by grace through faith alone. We hold to the “solas” of the Reformation: sola scriptura, sola gratia, sola fide, soli Deo gloria. Alpha and Omega Ministries is based in Phoenix, Arizona. James White, director, is a professor, having taught Greek, Systematic Theology, and various topics in the field of apologetics for numerous schools. He has authored or contributed to more than twenty four books. He is an accomplished debater, having engaged in more than one-hundred sixty five moderated, public debates with leading proponents of Roman Catholicism, Islam, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Mormonism, as well as critics such as Bart Ehrman, John Dominic Crossan, Marcus Borg, and John Shelby Spong.
APOLOGETICS INDEX – Apologetics Research Resources on Cults, Sects, Movements, Doctrines, etc.
The Apologetics Index (apologeticsindex.org) ‘family of web sites’ provides 47.912 pages of research resources on religious cults, sects, new religious movements, alternative religions, apologetics-, anticult-, and countercult organizations, doctrines, religious practices and world views.This website documents significant doctrinal differences between the essential teachings and practices of historical Christianity and those of other religions, including religious movements that claim to be compatible with Christianity. Apologetics Index also addresses abusive churches and movements, as well as a variety of other cult research issues and controversies. In the process, we look at controversial movements and issues within the Christian community – discussing anything from aberrant teachings to full-blow heretical sects. As a service to researchers, we also publish Religion News Blog – an up-to-date news archive about religious cults, sects, and related issues.
CARM – Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry: Online School of Apologetics
CARM is a Christian ministry dedicated to the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ and the promotion and defense of the Christian Gospel, doctrine, and theology. To do this, CARM analyzes religious and non-religious movements and compares them to the Bible. They examine abortion, atheism, evolution, Islam, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormonism, relativism, Roman Catholicism, Wicca, universalism, (and more), along with Christian preachers and teachers. They use the Bible as the final standard of truth in order to defend and promote Christianity.
Check out their impressive index of topics.
JOHN SCHLEH — He has written two excellent booklets to encourage all people to give the Bible a fair reading and let God speak to them in His unique self-authenticating fashion.
THE SWORD – This is an excellent 15 page summary of the format, composition and overall message of the Bible. It provides a good orientation so that someone can better navigate thru God’s Word.
THE SHIELD – This is a 23 page defense of the Bible against the most common types of present day attacks. It should remove obstacles so that people can give the Bible a fair reading.
John is a friend of mine — having graduated from both Princeton University and Grace Seminary 10 years before I did. He served as an assistant pastor for 2 years and then served as an urban missionary to youth in inner city Philadelphia for 42 years. In 2018 he formed Mentoring Ministry training young men in home renovation skills and Bible study while helping needy families with home repairs. He is presently the director of Mentoring Ministry and is also semi-retired. I highly commend these two basic booklets which you can download for free from here in pdf format.
LIVING WATERS — Evangelism site — The goal of LivingWaters.com is to train Christians to evangelize after the pattern of the Lord Jesus. He promised to make His disciples fishers of men. It makes sense that He knows best what methodology and what message He will bless. You will find a wealth of evangelism resources at this site.
MONERGISM – Monergism.com is a free, comprehensive online theological library comprised of Reformed Christian resources designed to bring glory to Jesus Christ alone. The directory consists of original and aggregated content from around the world emphasizing the good news that salvation is God’s free gift for guilty sinners, not a reward for the righteous. Monergism is a theological term in which the prefix “mono” means “one” and the suffix “ergism” (ergon) means “to work”. Or together they mean, “the work of one”, or salvation is of the Lord alone, not a cooperation of man and God.
SCRIPTURE ON CREATION — Ben Scripture is a close personal friend from church connections with Bethany Fellowship in Warsaw IN. We have joined hands in the fellowship of the gospel to support the ministry in India that is led by our good friend Abraham Thomas. Ben combines his scholarly biblical background with his scientific credentials in order to speak with conviction on areas relating to Creationism and science and the bible.
STEPS TO LIFE – Evangelism Explosion Ministry gospel presentation.
TWO WAYS TO LIVE – The choice we all face – emphasizes who is on the throne in our life; uses simple drawings to illustrate each point; probably the clearest simple gospel presentation
RECOMMENDED BOOK RESOURCES — I have compiled a list of 8 authors who have written some helpful books for those checking out Christianity.