Cultic groups are flourishing across Uganda and virtually all of sub-Saharan Africa. The response of the Christian churches is not equal to the scale and severity of the harm caused by these movements and by unsound theological trends.
Pastors, Christian workers, and lay believers need a robust and reliable source of factually sound, biblically informed information and analysis so they can identify, answer, and evangelize the wide range of false and defective religious groups that pose a constant challenge to the proclamation of the Gospel and the building of the church.
The geographic scope of the Centreà¡£tivities will be, in order of priority:
ä¨¥ rest of East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi)
ä¨¥ rest of English-speaking Africa
ä¨¥ rest of sub-Saharan Africa
The Challenge of the Cults in East Africa
ì³´rong>Monitor and continuously compile accurate data on new and controversial religious groups active in Uganda and East Africa
ì³´rong>Analyze the beliefs and practices of such groups in the light of Scripture, and develop practical apologetic responses
ì³´rong>Warn and inoculate the greatest possible number of lay believers against both indigenous and imported cults and aberrant Christian movements
ì³´rong>Equip pastors, seminary and Bible college students, Christian workers, and lay believers with tools and training to enable them to recognize and respond effectively to such groups (both apologetically and evangelistically)
ì³´rong>Raise up African apologists who will model balanced, biblical reasoning and responses to the challenges posed by heretical movements