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 Centre’s activities will be, in order of priority:
• the rest of East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi)
• the rest of English-speaking Africa
• the rest of sub-Saharan Africa

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The Challenge of the Cults in East Africa

The Africa Centre for Apologetics Research (ACFAR) is a nondenominational, nonprofit, nongovernmental organization of evangelical Christian conviction.

In light of the Scripture’s commands to defend the faith once for all delivered to the saints (e.g., Jude 3–4), the Centre’s fundamental purposes are to:

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community
Bahá’í Faith
David Oyedepo Ministries International
Jehovah’s Witnesses
Legio Maria
New Apostolic Church
Seventh-day Adventist Church
Universal Church of the Kingdom of God
Voice of God Recordings

Monitor and continuously compile accurate data on new and controversial religious groups active in Uganda and East Africa
Analyze the beliefs and practices of such groups in the light of Scripture, and develop practical apologetic responses
Warn and inoculate the greatest possible number of lay believers against both indigenous and imported cults and aberrant Christian movements
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)
Raise up African apologists who will model balanced, biblical reasoning and responses to the challenges posed by heretical movements