HOLY TRINITY BROMPTON ALPHA COURSE  
Charming many Evangelicals

 

'ALPHA COURSE' WARNING -

We have twice-warned (3/1 & 5/15 CCs) of the highly controversial and dangerous Alpha Course. It was devised by Holy Trinity Brompton, London, a large charismatic Anglican church. Anglican priest Nicky Gumbel began teaching it in 1990. It is now the largest evangelistic effort in Britain and has been taken up by the main denominations and spread to the U.S. and elsewhere (11/28 H. Times).

J. I. Packer, Luis Palau, and other new evangelicals have endorsed it. Its philosophy is said to be New Age, leading to experiences rooted in the occult. C. S. Lewis is the first author recommended. The Alpha Course, originally intended for new Christians, is now aimed at the unchurched. But at its core is a "watered down" gospel (CRN Newsl.). It is geared less to conversion than to seeking the spurious Toronto Blessing experience.

Calvary Contender -- Dec. 15, 1998
http://www.whoisit.com/contender/12-15-98.shtml