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Reachout Trust


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Motto "Building a Bridge of Reason"
Formation 1982
Type evangelical Christian ministry
Headquarters Surrey
Location Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom
Official languages English
Founder, director Doug Harris
Website Main page

Reachout Trust is an evangelical Christian organisation. Its aims are to "Examine in the light of the Christian gospel the beliefs and spirituality of people within the cults, occults, new age and all not upholding to biblical truth." A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Headquarters (HQ) denotes the location where most, if not all, of the important functions of an organization are concentrated. ... Not to be confused with Surry. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... An official language is a language that is given a unique legal status in the countries, states, and other territories. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets and hosted on a particular domain or subdomain on the World Wide Web. ... This article is becoming very long. ... The word occult comes from the Latin occultus (clandestine, hidden, secret), referring to knowledge of the hidden. In the medical sense it is used commonly to refer to a structure or process that is hidden, e. ... New Age describes a broad movement characterized by alternative approaches to traditional Western culture. ...


Reachout Trust deals with many different groups including Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, and Christadelphians as well as the occult and New Age. Reachout Trust also produce information about other groups and religions and writes about various influential Christian figures (such as tele-evangelists and authors) and various groups within non-evangelical Christianity, such as Roman Catholicism. The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ...


Reachout Trust informs the evangelical Christian community about the dangers of these groups, in terms of beliefs and/or practices, and to present the Christian gospel from an evangelical perspective to people in such groups. The organisation is based in Surrey UK.[1] Reachout Trust produce articles on their website, publish books and booklets, and organise conferences. The word evangelicalism usually refers to a broad collection of religious beliefs, practices, and traditions which are found among conservative Protestant Christians. ... Not to be confused with Surry. ...

Contents

History

The organization was formed in 1982, under director Doug Harris.[2] Their first newsletter produced in 1984, was four pages long and consisted of a few hundred photocopies. Today's Quarterly is sixteen pages and growing and goes out to several thousand individuals and churches across the country. This was later discussed further in La Fontaine's Speak of the Devil.[3] In 1988 they published Awake! To the Watch Tower, later cited as a reference by Edwards[4] and Crompton.[5] Maureen Davies, formally of the Reachout Trust, was cited as a "reliable source of information."[6][7] More recently, the organization has been consulted by the media in events relating to Satanism.[8][9], and the group Exclusive Brethren[10] Satanism Associated organizations Church of Satan First Satanic Church First Church of Satan Prominent figures Anton LaVey | Blanche Barton | Peter H. Gilmore | Peggy Nadramia | Karla LaVey Associated concepts Left-Hand Path | Pentagonal Revisionism | Suitheism | Survival of the fittest | Objectivism | Might Is Right Books and publications The Satanic Bible | The Satanic... The Exclusive Brethren are a part of the Christian Evangelical religious movement generally described as the Plymouth Brethren. ...


The first Reachout Convention was held in New Malden Baptist Church in 1984. After that, it moved to Kingstanding Elim Church until 1991 when it was held at the Wycliffe Centre at High Wycombe. Having outgrown that venue, it moved in 1996 to the Pioneer Centre near Kidderminster. In 2008 it will again move to the more central location of Hothorpe Hall leicestershire.


From a group of people at the first meeting, the organization has grown to over a hundred attending a full weekend of seminars. Seminars and workshops cover all the main cults including, of course, Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses, but also other groups such as Freemasonry, as well as instruction in dealing with the occult and the New Age.


In 2002, David McKay of the group the Jesus Christians contacted the Reachout Trust through a pseudonym, in order to elicit a response which he could then utilize to manipulate the media.[11] McKay's plan backfired, and the results were documented in an article in The Guardian.[11] Also in 2002, a member of the organization commented on the potential influence of the film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets on young children, stating that it may influence children to explore the occult.[12] In 2004, the organization held a three-day conference in order to assist and consult with families affected by cults and the occult.[13][14] David McKay plays McTaggart. ... Jesus Christians are considered to be a cult and a radical Christian movement whose leader is an ex member of the children of God COG. They distribute poorly written comics and books. ... A pseudonym (Greek pseudo + -onym: false name) is an artificial, fictitious name, also known as an alias, used by an individual as an alternative to a persons true name. ... The Guardian is a British newspaper owned by the Guardian Media Group. ... Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the second, fantasy adventure film in the popular Harry Potter films series, based on the novel by J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. ... The word occult comes from the Latin occultus (clandestine, hidden, secret), referring to knowledge of the hidden. In the medical sense it is used commonly to refer to a structure or process that is hidden, e. ...


References

  1. ^ Gruss, Edmond C. (2003). The Four Presidents of the Watch Tower Society (Jehovah's Witnesses). Xulon Press, 188, 191. ISBN 1594671311. 
  2. ^ Arweck, Elizabeth (2006). Researching New Religious Movements: Responses and Redefinitions. Routledge, 132, 194. ISBN 041527754X. 
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  4. ^ Edwards, Linda (2001). A Brief Guide to Beliefs: Ideas, Theologies, Mysteries, and Movements. Westminster John Knox Press, 559. ISBN 0664222595. 
  5. ^ Crompton, Robert (1996). Counting the Days to Armageddon. James Clarke & Co., 153. ISBN 0227679393. 
  6. ^ Jenkins, Philip (1992). Intimate Enemies: : Moral Panics in Contemporary Great Britain. Aldine Transaction, 171, 177, 260. ISBN 0202304361. 
  7. ^ Medway, Gareth J. (2001). Lure of the Sinister: the unnatural history of Satanism. NYU Press, 222, 230, 240, 297, 300. ISBN 081475645X. 
  8. ^ Sturcke, James. "Navy satanist will not have to choose between devil and deep blue sea", The Independent, Independent Newspapers (UK) Ltd., October 25, 2004. 
  9. ^ Carter, Helen. "The devil and the deep blue sea: Navy gives blessing to sailor Satanist", The Guardian, Guardian Unlimited, October 25, 2004. 
  10. ^ Halpin, Tony. "Top marks for sect schools that shun the modern world", The Times, Times Newspapers Ltd, March 21, 2005. 
  11. ^ a b Ronson, Jon. "Blood sacrifice (part two)", The Guardian, Guardian Unlimited, April 6, 2002. 
  12. ^ Tinniswood, Rachel. "Fantasy tales led me into witchcraft", Liverpool Echo, Trinity Mirror, November 16, 2002. 
  13. ^ Staff. "In the dark", Birmingham Evening Mail, Birmingham Post & Mail Ltd., November 12, 2004. 
  14. ^ Staff. "Aid for victims of the occult", Birmingham Evening Mail, Birmingham Post & Mail Ltd., October 14, 2004. 

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External Links

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  • Reachout Trust - SHIELDS, a response to Reachout Trust's work by the Scholarly & Historical Information Exchange for Latter-Day Saints

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Reachout Trust is correctly criticized for blatantly, knowingly, and persistently misrepresenting LDS doctrine even after being corrected and shown documented evidence that proves its error.
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