Christian Countercult Website Profiles
Statement of Faith Statement of Purpose Religious Groups Considered History Discussion
Name: Amazing Grace
Group or Owners: Greg Moore
Position: Law enforcement, Imperial County Sheriff's Office (31 years, retired)
Date started: Unknown
Last accessed: October 21, 1999
Total hits on frontpage: 15,575
Religious Affiliation: Fundamentalist-Charismatic; Assemblies of God
Location: Orange, CA
Statement of Faith
While there is a page entitled "What a Christian Believes," which articulate standard reformed evangelical doctrine, under "Your Decision," Moore writes:
"Will you live your life serving God and His will for your life, or will you do what you want to do, following your dreams, your plans, and your understanding; rejecting God (more than likely by shrugging this message off, believing you are OK by a standard you have created to fit your own conscience).
How accountable we will be held!
God is a just judge. The perception of God as a cream puff lovey-dovey God punching passes for good people at he gates of heaven is a lie! His word says he will judge with vengeance. He will be just in saving those who choose to be holy, and just in damning those who choose to live thier lives according to to their own wills. His judgement is eternal! If you aren't saved, there will be Hell to pay- literally! Please, repent, call on Jesus, and be converted.
Jesus Christ is the Son of God, he came to earth, was rejected, crucified by those who did not understand him, died, rose again, and promised to return soon. His life fulfilled 333 biblical prophesies. He will return. He will judge everyone. There will be nothing hidden that will not be exposed before all of creation on that day. God will judge every man according to what he has done. No good works will get you into heaven, no praying saints will help you, no excuses, no mercy, it will be too late. Judgement will prevail. The only way to heaven is through faith in the blood of Jesus Christ."
Statement of Purpose
Religious Groups Considered
While this is a very eclectic site, including link pages on a wide variety of Christian topics, the one religious group singled out for attention is the Roman Catholic Church. Links such as "Is Roman Catholicism a Cult?" and "The Truth about Roman Catholicism" both navigate one to: "The Truth about Roman Catholicism," a page on the Fundamental Bible Church (Los Osos, CA) website. There, the answer is unequivocal: " The Truth About the Roman Catholic Church is that it always has been and continues to be a false church." "Is the Inquisition Over? Are You Sure?" links to a British site entitled The Case Against Catholicism.
"What is a Cult?" and "Tricks of the Cults" link to pages which detail a fairly common litany of alleged cultic malfeasance.
None stated. No reply to request for information.
The Amazing Grace site is an eclectic grab-bag of topics the "host," a retired sheriff's department forensics specialist, finds interesting. Short pages linked to the frontpage cover a large variety of topics ranging from links to the Brownsville revival website to a page supporting the fundamentalist boycott of the Disney Corporation "because the company is 'increasingly promoting immoral ideologies such as homosexuality, infidelity and adultery, which are biblically reprehensible and abhorrent to God and His plan for the world that he loves.'"
Major sections of the site are:
- (a) Bible information, including: "KJV Onlyism--The Fundies"; "How to Choose a Bible"; and "Bible Timeline."
- (b) Bible Searches: Bible search tools and online Bibles.
- (c) Roman Catholicism: anti-Roman Catholic links and pages.
- (d) God's Spirit: links and pages on the charismatic revival.
- (e) God in America: links and pages supporting or addressing various aspects of the conservative Christian political agenda: e.g., anti-homosexuality, anti-abortion, the separation of church and state, and anti-communism.
- (f) Articles of Faith: pages and links describing what it takes to be a Christian, when one can tell whether one is trapped in a cult, and "Get Saved Here and Now," a question-and-answer format quilting biblical passages with evangelical soteriology.
- (g) Christian Links, including The Ankerberg Theological Research Institute, and a page of Assemblies of God links.
A good example of Moore's rhetoric is found on the page entitled "Subversive Semantics," an anti-gay page. He describes the use of the word "gay" by the homosexual community, and remarks: "'Gay' today, means sexual perversion. We are being increasingly indoctrinated into seeing sex perversion as an 'accepted' practice - under the guise of a once 'accepted' word: 'Gay.' Sex perversion, under any bogus name, is nothing short of anti-social aberrant behavior at best, and sickening to the decency of mankind and one of the worst offenses to God and nation at worst!" Moore closes with a standard injunction to "love the sinner, but hate the sin."
Douglas E. Cowan, Ph.D.
The University of Missouri-Kansas City
Copyright © 2000 Douglas E. Cowan