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To make finding answers to basic questions easier, we've added this expanded categories page. Look up your topic, and if we have written about it, we will provide a link to that post. You may see the same post in more than one category. This is because one post covers more than one topic.
Also, several of these categories point to topics on a separate blog site. Just be aware that you may be directed away from ABD depending on what post you select.

·         Armstrongism
o    Adventist Roots
o    British-Israelism
§  DNA Refutes BI (Not our work, you will be redirected, but worth it.)
§  A Broken Key: The Case Against BI, part 1 (Not our work, you will be redirected, but worth it.)
§  A Broken Key: The Case Against BI, part 2 (Not our work, you will be redirected, but worth it.)
o    Disunity Among Armstrongists
§  50 Truths part3           
o    Doesn’t Teach the Whole Law
§  Old Covenant vs New Covenant          
§  What Is A Biblical Tithe?          
o    False History
§  December 25 (This is the FULL TEXT of the study into the origins of the December 25 dating of Christmas. This is an expansion of the “The Plain Truth About December 25” post.)
§  1979 Receivership and the Big 3        
o    Fear and Pride
o    Following A Man
o    Governmental Abuses
o    How We Left
o    One True Church
§  Focus
o    Personal Experiences
§  Ours
·         30 Years Later
·         Crazy or Not, Here I Come
·         The Mirror
·         Is There Love In Armstrongism?
·         Dealing With Indecision
·         Cui Bono?
·         Shoot Us Both Mr. Spock
·         Poem from Ex-Member
·         Error and Condemnation
·         First Anniversary
·         Support for Leaving the WCG
·         An Encounter With A Legalist
·         Rationalizing Armstrongism
·         God Is Love
·         A Funny Little Story
·         Goodnight, Gracie
§  Our Readers’
·         Gracefully Free!
·         Reader Testimonials -- Ray
·         Reader Testimonials -- Ruth
o    Resurrection
·         Christianity 101
§  Section I
·         Chapter 1: The Basics
·         Chapter 2: In The Beginning
§  Section II
·         Common Legalist Arguments
§  December 25 (This is the FULL TEXT of the study into the origins of the December 25 dating of Christmas. This is an expansion of the “The Plain Truth About December 25” post.)
·         Cults
o    Identifying A Cult
§  Focus
§  Cui Bono?
·         Gerald Flurry
o    Damaging People’s Lives
o    False Prophecies
o    Hypocrisy
·         Gospel
o    Armstrongism Teaches a Different Gospel
o    What is the true Gospel?
·         Hell
§  Even though “Questioning Hell?” isn’t an ABD production, we liked it so much, we thought we would just link to a fine series on another blog, and let that be our answer on Hell.
·         Herbert W Armstrong
o    End-Time Elijah
o    Failed Prophecies
o    How He Got Started
o    Plagiarism
o    Unqualified
·         Holidays
o    Christmas
§  December 25 (This is the FULL TEXT of the study into the origins of the December 25 dating of Christmas. This is an expansion of the “The Plain Truth About December 25” post.)
§  O Christmas Tree: The Origin and Meaning of the Christmas Tree (This is not our work. You will be redirected off-site. But the information is scholarly, and has references. That alone makes it a far-cry better than most articles I’ve read on this subject.)
o    Easter
o    Halloween
§  Is Halloween Pagan In Origin? (This is not our work. You will be redirected off-site.)
§  Halloween Hysteria (This is not our work. You will be redirected off-site.)
o    St. Valentine’s Day
o    Holidays Are Pagan?
§  December 25 (This is the FULL TEXT of the study into the origins of the December 25 dating of Christmas. This is an expansion of the “The Plain Truth About December 25” post.)
·         Holy Days
o    Do the Holy Days Teach God’s 7,000-year Plan?
o    Still Binding Today?
o    Wrong Understanding
·         Holy Spirit
·         Human Nature
·         Jesus
o    Can God Die?
o    Crucifixion & Resurrection
o    Had a beginning?
§  Ron
o    Is Yaweh?
o    Preached About In The Old Testament
·         Meats Laws
o    Required for Christians?
·         Old Covenant / New Covenant
o    Born Again
o    Consequences of Old Covenant  Law Keeping
o    Covenants / Contracts
o    Law of Love
§  Focus
o    Old Covenant Obsolete
§  What Is A Biblical Tithe?          
o    Purpose & Failings of the Old Covenant
o    Saved By Faith not Law
o    The Two Trees
o    The Promises
o    What is the Old Covenant?
o    Was the Law Changed?
·         Prophecy
o    144,000
o    Gravity of False Prophets
o    Great Tribulation
o    Symbolism
·         Ron Weinland
o    Con Artist
o    Craves Power
§  Ron
o    Damaging People’s Lives
o    Failed Prophecies
§  Ron
o    Hypocrisy
o    Quotations from Ron
·         Sabbath
o    New Covenant Sabbath
o    Old Covenant Sabbath
·         Sin
o    Breaking the Old Covenant Law Is Sin?
o    Evil
·         Tithing
o    Abuses Under Armstrongism
§  Tithing
o    Should Christians Tithe?

·         Misc
o    A Warning!

·         Resources
o    Advice
§  I strongly suggest the use of an Interlinear (original language the scriptures were written in), and a Strong’s Dictionary for word definitions. Without one, Bible study is greatly diminished. You can get them for New and Old Testament, although Old Testament is difficult to find and costly. A New/Old Testament set costs approximately seventy some dollars.
For those who may not be familiar: (G2064) (H3068) This is a reference to the Greek (G) or Hebrew (H) word in the interlinear and the Strongs number assigned to it for easier locating in the Strongs Dictionary for the definition of the Greek or Hebrew word.”
o    Recommended Reading
§   “Sabbath in Christ” by Dale Ratzlaff
§  The Babylon Connection” by Ralph Woodrow
§  Difficult Scriptures” by David Albert
§  Isaiah 66” study by Ron Wallace
§  Churches That Abuse” by Ronald Enroth
§  Lost Gospels or False Gospels” Ignatius.com
§  I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist” by Geisler & Turek
§  The Case For Teaching the Bible” Time Magazine
§  The Case for the Real Jesus” by Lee Strobel
§  The Reason for God” by Timothy Keller
§  The Gospel and the Greeks” by Ronald Nash
§  Lying for God” by Kerry Wynne and William Hohmann
§  Handbook of New Testament Exegesis” by Craig Blomberg
o    Inspiring Reading
§  In the Grip of Grace” by Max Lucado
§  Mere Christianity” by C.S. Lewis
§  The Screwtape Letters” by C.S. Lewis
§   “Can Man Live Without God” by Ravi Zacharias
o    Recommended Websites
o    On-line Bible Study
§  eSword –high-quality, free Bible software
o    Help With Exiting Armstrongism




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