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Personal Freedom Outreach

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Personal Freedom Outreach (PFO) is an cults, to use the Gospel of Jesus Christ to reach members of those cults and to warn Christians of unbiblical teachings within the church itself."[1] PFO operates its ministry from three separate post office boxes, with the main office located in St. Louis, Missouri. PFO consists of seven directors. It has a board of reference, which includes Jay E. Adams, Norman L. Geisler and Ron Rhodes.[1]

Focus

PFO was founded by M. Kurt Goedelman and his wife Angela in 1975. PFO publishes tracts and other materials that biblically critique the Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormonism, The Way International, the Unification Church, Christian Science, Christadelphians, and other new religious movements.

PFO publishes the Quarterly Journal since 1981 (since 1988 under that name),[2] which is a scholarly journal. It has included articles on Benny Hinn, Rebecca Brown, Kenneth Hagin, Kenneth Copeland, Bill Gothard, Joyce Meyer, and the Trinity Broadcasting Network, as well as groups which it considers cultic or theologically aberrant.

In 1996, PFO began hosting its biennial discernment conferences which deals with what it perceives as challenges to sound doctrine and a biblical worldview which face the Church today.

Standards and credentials

PFO is a member of Lausanne Congress in 1974.[3][4]

Bud Press of the Christian Research Service has endorsed PFO for their "well-written and researched articles, editorials, news updates, and book reviews."[5]

They have also been laudably evaluated in scholarly literature. Everett Shrophire and John Morehead note the wealth of information possessed by organisations as PFO and envisions a central place for them in the coming challenges to Christian mission.[6] Paul Carden makes much the same observation.[7]

References

  1. ^ a b Personal Freedom Outreach About Personal Freedom Outreach (accessed 6/7/06)
  2. ^ IndexQuarterly Journal Complete index of articles.
  3. ^ Judith Lynn Howard: Cult Watchers Adopt Guidelines Christianity Today, October 28, 1996.
  4. ^ The document Manual of Ethical and Doctrinal Standards for EMNR Committee on Ethics, EMNR, 1997.
  5. ^ Bud Press: 'The Subtle Error of Beth Moore' Christian Research Service, 2007.
  6. ^ Everett Shrophire and John Morehead: "Hidden in Plain Sight: The Mission Challenge of New Religious Movements" International Journal of Frontier Missions Vol. 15:3, July–September 1998.
  7. ^ Paul Carden: "The Threat of the Cults on the Mission Fields of the World" International Journal of Frontier Missions Vol. 15:3, July–September, 1998.

External links

  • Personal Freedom Outreach official Website
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