The main website page of the ‘Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Church’ South Australia states: “Hacksaw Ridge – outreach opportunity! It is rare to have a mainstream movie clearly identifying Seventh-day Adventist beliefs in such a positive light. “Hacksaw Ridge” is being released on 3 November in your local cinemas. We are […] Read more »

WE ARE CREATED FOR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT (From a concept raised at Kings Church, Gold Coast, Australia)

My desired Outcome for this writing is two-fold. Firstly, it is for you to know that you were expressly created to have a personal relationship with our Creator, God. Secondly, that you will be able to understand fully why your role in creating such a relationship is to make a […] Read more »

Parliament of the World’s Religions

‘THERE IS A ‘WORLD PARLIAMENT OF RELIGIONS’ Yes, it’s really true! There is such an organisation and they have convened a ‘Parliament of World’s Religions’ in Salt Lake City, Utah USA, the city founded and headquarters today of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints[1] this coming October 15th […] Read more »


Christology, which is the doctrine of the Person, Nature and Work of Christ, is where all cults, that claim to be ‘christian’, deviate from true Historic Christianity. This is their most obvious and deadly error. Deadly because you can be right in every other point of your theology and practice, […] Read more »


WHO IS RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE.ORG?* (A group promoting that one can believe anything that one wants to believe!)   In addition to the above logo, they have another, vis: of which they say, “Our main logo is a dove with an olive branch. This symbol had its origin in story of […] Read more »

MIDDLE EAST UPDATE – December 19th 2014

Interesting news received yesterday and this morning – you probably won’t hear about it in our media? Yesterday, Gaza started firing rockets into Israel again, in what Hamas calls a ‘Low Key Campaign’? One rocket landed in the Eshkol District and several others in the Beersheba region – no one […] Read more »


Note from the writer: The following article was requested by Ps. W. Robert McQillan, then editor of the “Australian Evangel Magazine’ back in 1986. ‘The Evangel’ as it was called, was the Official Magazine of the Assemblies of God in Australia. In 2007 the AOG name was changed to ‘Australian […] Read more »


There are many “voices” we can hear and follow in this modern-day world in which we live. The underlying reason that many people are becoming out of control in our communities today, is no doubt because of the many ‘voices’ that they listen to every day. If you’re a young […] Read more »


In the world today there is an increase of pressure on people to take sides on issues that several years ago would never have caused the average citizen to even show the slightest interest. As I typed this some time back, a young man was walking to Sydney, NSW, through […] Read more »


In this violent and chaotic world in which we live, there is one thing that has never changed (despite inflation) and that is the wages of sin – which of course is death! How sad is it for someone to be born into this life, grow up, become old and […] Read more »

The Creeds

THE APOSTLE’S CREED I believe in God, the Father Almighty, the Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord: Who was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into […] Read more »


STATUTE:  a formal written enactment of a legislative authority that governs a state, city, or     country; A permanent rule made by a body or institution ORDINANCE:  a local law or regulation; a religious practice or ritual prescribed by the church  PRECEPT: principle: rule of personal conduct for action; […] Read more »

Russell Crowe’s New Movie – NOAH

Thirteen “Problem Areas” that discerning Christians should be aware of: In the film, Noah was robbed of his birthright by Tubal-Cain. The serpent’s body (i.e., Satan), which was shed in Eden, was their “birthright reminder.” It also doubled with magical power that they would wrap around their arm. So weird! […] Read more »

Making Sense of the Middle East

Making Sense of the Middle East In the last three years, Barnabas Aid has carried many news stories and articles about the Middle East. Many of these have focused on the brutal and destructive civil war that has been raging in Syria since 2011, or on the rapid and tumultuous […] Read more »

Staying on the Right Track

STAYING ON THE RIGHT TRACK Since I first began researching, writing and teaching on dangerous religious groups, I have had many inquiries from folk who, after reading my notes, or hearing me teach, have contacted me with requests for further help. There is nothing wrong with that, but, it soon […] Read more »


NOTES ON THE ‘COONEYITES’ Compiled by Fred Grigg Gold Coast, Australia August 2013 The name ‘Cooneyites’ was applied to a group of people who followed one Edward Cooney after he was ex-communicated in 1928 from another group known as ‘The Two-by-Two’s’; which were founded in Ireland by one William Irvine […] Read more »

Cults – Dead Ends of Deception

CULTS – DEAD ENDS OF DECEPTION I’m told that one explanation of the meaning of the word ‘cult’ is that the word is derived from the Latin word  ‘cultus’ which means ‘any kind of ritual, ceremony or liturgy’. The word ‘cult’ was also recently defined as being ‘a teaching, group […] Read more »

What To Do When Confronting The Cultist

Unfortunately, just like the bulldog above – ready to tear someone to pieces – many people go about confronting a member of a cult group in much the same way. In fact, the only thing they achieve is to further ‘cement’ the cultist into his belief system! Sadly, some people […] Read more »

Danger Signals of the Cults

KNOW THE DANGER SIGNALS OF THE CULTS & WHAT THEY REJECT Six Major Danger Signals 1. Abuse of Authority – they ‘kill’ what faith one may have in the Bible, church, family, government, etc. 2. Abuse of Time – keeps one in a state of tiredness (even exhaustion) by keeping […] Read more »

What To Do When Confronted By A Cultist

When approached, or challenged, by a member of a cult, remember that his only purpose in talking with you is to “convert” you to his way of thinking! Our conduct in such an encounter is outlined for us in 1 Peter 3:13-15 “Now who is there to harm you if […] Read more »

Brainwashing & Mind Coercion

Brainwashing, to put it in simple terms, just doesn’t work! Allied Prisoners of War (POW’s) taken captive by the Communists during the Korean War, during their incarceration were heavily subjected to what became known as `brainwashing techniques’. However, out of the thousands of POW’s who were subjected to their methods […] Read more »

The True Church – The Body of Christ

The True Church – The Body of Christ The most frequently put question to the writer over the years has been “…then which church is the true church?” This question has mainly been asked by those coming away from the bondage of a aberrant church, or cult group, which they […] Read more »

The Strange World of Christian Science

The Strange World of… CHRISTIAN SCIENCE What Christian Science Believes and Teaches: GOD… Like Christians, the Christian Scientists believe that God is good, that He is spirit and that He desires the best for His people. But they deny His personal character. The founder of Christian Science (which is neither […] Read more »

The Jehovah’s Witnesses

The Roots of the Watchtower Bible & Tract Society and its Leaders… CHARLES TAZE RUSSELL: The founder of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, was born in 1852 and died in 1916. His parents were Presbyterians of Scotch-Irish descent. At age 15 he joined the Congregational Church. In 1870 he […] Read more »

The Christadelphians

THE CHRISTADELPHIANS were founded by an Englishman, one John Thomas, who was born in 1805 and died 1871. Thomas was raised in a Congregational Church manse/house (although there are some who say he was “the son of a non-conformist minister”). He received an orthodox Christian up-bringing. Thomas went on to […] Read more »

The Occult

 THE OCCULT It is perhaps wise for us to spend a little time to ensure that we understand that all CULTS are OCCULTIC. The word ‘occult’ is defined in most dictionaries as involving anything that is: Beyond the bounds or ordinary knowledge, mysterious, not disclosed, covered and concealed. Esoteric (communicated […] Read more »

The Jehovah’s Witnesses Bible Translation

The World’s Most Dangerous Book! Would you place your trust in a surgeon who was about to perform a major operation on you, if he refused to give you his name or credentials? Or…would you place your faith in a solicitor, who was defending you against false accusations of criminal […] Read more »

Martial Arts & Yoga

“The Deception of Martial Arts & Yoga” © 2005 Fred Grigg The following is a list of topics, by Chapter, contained in the book of the same name. The following is part of the introductory comments from the book (69 pages). See below how to obtain copy of same. Topics […] Read more »

Seventh-Day Adventists

THE SDA ‘PROPHET’ MRS ELLEN G. WHITE   Introduction: What you are about to read has become one the most controversial information pages listed on our Website. This ministry has come into criticism from all fronts, since it began in 1978, over its labelling of Seventh-day Adventists (SDA or SDA’s) […] Read more »

For the Women in a War Veteran’s Life

PTSD – THE SHARED RESPONSES The wives/partners/mothers/sisters who have a Vietnam Veteran loved one to care for, often suffer from whatI have called ‘The Splash Effects of PTSD’. The following responses are all to often found in these overlooked and forgotten ones in a Veteran’s life. Pre-occupation With the Veteran […] Read more »

What’s a War Veteran’s Woman to Do?

Today, thousands of War Veterans and their families suffer from what is called Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and the battle after their war rages on within them. The wives and families of Veterans are often referred to as “The Silent Victims”! If you are one of these “Silent Victims” […] Read more »

Part of Me is Still in My War Zone

“Part of me is still in Vietnam (or Iraq, or Afghanistan, or East Timor)!” “WELCOME HOME!”; Those two words resound throughout the Australian war veteran community and everywhere we go. Since the Vietnam Veterans self-organised “Welcome Home Parade” in 1987 wherever Veterans gather, the words “Welcome Home” seem to have […] Read more »

Life After War

LIFE cannot be explained. When we touch it, we know it is life. But how? Not by thought or feeling or even a sixth sense. We just somehow know that life is there. Well, it all has something to do with first being able to recognise death. Through our experiences […] Read more »

Mahometanism – 1842 Article

The following was copied exactly from Pages 744-752 of the following publication: From the Title Page: CHAMBERS’S INFORMATION FOR THE PEOPLE New and Improved Edition Edited by WILLIAM AND ROBERT CHAMBERS Editors of Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal, Educational Course, & c. VOLUME 1. EDINBURGH Published by Richard and Robert Chambers 1842 […] Read more »

The Facts About

  The Facts About — Brainwashing & Mind Coercion — Choosing a Church After a Painful Experience — Danger Signals of the Cults — How To Surrender To God   — Martial Arts & Yoga — Seventh-Day Adventists — The Christadelphians — The Jehovah’s Witnesses — The Jehovah’s Witnesses Bible […] Read more »