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On the eve of the first Alpha Conference ever to be held in Phoenix, we examine this deceptive method of "evangelism" by considering those who endorse it, its origins, and a summary of its contents. The Scriptures warn against the spirit of error that leads people away from the doctrine of Christ and that promotes not only ecumenism but also syncretism.
Much needed sermon Having led several Alpha courses myself in different countries, I can tell you that this form of evangelism is a nothing but a half-baked gospel. There is no radical emphasis on the sovereignty of God and many have a charismatic ending. Moreover, it is a breeding ground for those who want to espouse heresy, esp. in the group discussions.
Steve Anderson (4/21/2003)
Great Sermon! The Alpha Course - this is the first negative thing I've ever heard about it. I appreciated your message about adherance to doctrine. The world is drawing God to themselves instead of being drawn to God. However, the Alpha course, it sounds like, can be used in the proper biblical way as well as unbiblically. And so then can anything else, and so then have people done in our midst for 2000 years.
Is this true? Can the Alpha course be used appropriately? Or is it's primary motivation more eccumenical? You are right, many things are light spiritually. Churches are trying hard not to disappoint anyone, and we will pay of it continues!
Rev. David Mook is the pioneer pastor of Phoenix Free Presbyterian Church, founded early in 1986. Following his graduation from Bob Jones University in 1974, he joined the faculty in the Division of Speech, continuing there until 1983 when he entered the Free Presbyterian Seminary.