In part 2 of this segment of this article series we will look at Christian Theology works outside of the holy bible.
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This article is mainly references, suggestions, and recommendations of Christian Theology works outside of the bible.
For Christian Theology works in the early church period as well as the non-canonical:
(Note: In Eusebius’ The History of the church he covers the history of the church from Christ to Constantine).
For Christian Theology works around the reformation era:
Christian Theology works in the modern era:
Here is the pdf file to Charles Spurgeon’s Around the Wicket Gate : http://www.spurgeon.org/misc/wg.php
Here is the pdf file to Charles G. Finney’s Memoirs: https://ia600306.us.archive.org/20/items/memoirsofrevchar1876finn/memoirsofrevchar1876finn.pdf
Other people that are recommended are David Wilkerson (whom died in 2011) and Jacob Prasch whom the latter was also a former cult member of two cults. Here are two great lectures of David Wilkerson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0UyTS22gpU (True Church of Jesus Christ), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MupUW-gjCZw (What it means to live by One’s Faith)
Here is a lecture on cultic practices by Jacob Prasch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNeG_y6cQDI
These works and people had significant role/contribution into leading victims out of UBF. Here is part of a estimony by James Valdez an ex-member of the CSUN UBF chapter:
“After two years, my wife has finally decided to leave CSUN “Reform” UBF (later also called “ECNI”). After listening to various pastors and elders like John MacArthur and reading various books by Charles Spurgeon etc., she began to understand that many of the practices of UBF were wrong. I believe the only way for people to get out of the environment of UBF is through the clear teaching of the Word of God.“
Here are also comments from a Chicago UBf lecture review:
“@ Bekamartin by studying Christian from other sources as well as attending non-ubf “church” services I too feel I was able to keep from being completely brainwashed by ubfism. The first thing I did when I quit this indoctrination camp a.k.a ubf was to go and buy a bible and read the scriptures for myself.” — Rocket773
“Then when I began attending another ministry and correcting my husband (director of NKU UBF) in his lack of grace in Bible studies and messages, I was threatened with separation and possible divorce. A super “bad” wife and shepherdess! It wasn’t until I was shunned by Cincinnati UBF, and my husband and I divorced and I attended another church (Baptist) that I realized the cult like ways of UBF and my director/husband. I actually forgive my ex-husband now because I realize now that he was brainwashed and trained to behave like that.“ — Bekamartin
” Hertoa, true! That’s why listening to Christian radio preachers (Yes, I was a very bad sheep!!!) helped me to not be totally brainwashed by UBFisms.” — Bekamartin
References and more sources:
https://web.archive.org/web/20030215004514/http://www.ubf-info.de/int/rep/jamesvaldez2002.en.htm (Full story of James Valdez)
http://ubfriends.net/review-of-a-chicago-ubf-lecture/ (Source of the comments)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hM9fcuaVF8U (An excellent documentary of the history of the bible and the Protestant reformation period)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKOoPcHxPhU (A documentary on the first 1000 years of Christianity)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bF9QpFFREfk (A documentary on the Dead Sea Scrolls)