So that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind… Ephesians 4:14
Confidence in Christ Books
By Steve DiSebastian
Not long ago, students and church members began sharing with me about being approached by people who talked to them about "Mother God." This "Mother God Cult," as people started to call them, was actually the World Mission Society Church of God.
According to their website, by 2008 they had one million registered members worldwide. With churches established in New York and Los Angeles, their presence in the U.S. is growing.
“The World Mission Society Church of God believes in God the Mother"—who lives today in South Korea—and “salvation will never be given to those who are stuck on the name of Jesus.” All must accept “Christ Ahnsahnghong,” their founder, and his wife, Mother God, for salvation.
All of these teachings, they claim, are supported by biblical evidence.
Is the World Mission Society Church of God the one, true church? Is Mother God our only hope for salvation?
In the tradition of Walter Martin’s classic The Kingdom of the Cults, this short book, Searching the Bible for Mother God, scrutinizes the biblical claims of the World Mission Society Church of God and sees if they pass the test.
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Devotions By a Rural Church Secretary
(& Crazy Cat Lady)
By Diane House DiSebastian
Edited by Steve DiSebastian
In 2013, my mother became the secretary of the same church her father once pastored in a valley of rural Pennsylvania. Each month, she writes a short devotional for the church's newsletter.
She never expressed much confidence in her writing, but what she created was an honest record of a woman wrestling with faith during the ups and downs of life while never losing hope in Christ.
She created something uniquely hers, with the humor of a single country girl from PA, the blunt honesty of a divorced wife from NJ, and the mischief of a PK.
Oh, and there’s cats… so many cats.
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Finding Jesus of Nazareth in the Misinformation Age
By Steve DiSebastian
Will the real Jesus please stand up?
Whether atheist, Muslim, evangelical, spiritual-but-not-religious, “other,” or “none,” everyone has an opinion about Jesus of Nazareth. For 2,000 years, people have been making some radically different claims about Jesus. In the internet age, it’s not getting any less confusing.
Was Jesus just a larger-than-life legend? Or a regular guy with family troubles? Was he liberal? Conservative? Schizophrenic? Was he a zealous revolutionary? Or just a really nice guy like your hippy neighbor?
Reintroducing Jesus: Finding Jesus of Nazareth in the Misinformation Age looks at the best historical information both inside and outside the Bible to reintroduce Jesus of Nazareth to a post-truth world full of noise. While we dismantle some well-known misrepresentations along the way, you will get to know the most influential person in the history of the world.
Reintroducing Jesus was written for 16-year-old me, when I had a lot of questions nobody was answering; it’s written for 31-year-old me, when I was a new Christian fresh out of atheism with even more questions than before; and it’s written for my 70-year-old mother, who loves Jesus, but would never read a book on theology or apologetics.
Find out more HERE.