IBA's Statement of Faith
- The Holy Scriptures as originally given by God, divinely inspired, infallible, entirely trustworthy, and the only supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
- One God, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
- Our Lord Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh, His virgin birth, sinless human life, bodily resurrection and His personal return in power and glory.
- The redemption of lost and sinful man through the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ by grace through faith.
- The regeneration and indwelling of the Holy Spirit enabling the believer to live a holy life.
- The unity in the Spirit of all true believers, the Church, the Body of Christ.
- The resurrection of both the saved and lost. The saved to eternal life and the lost to eternal damnation.
To reach those trapped in cults and the occult by supplying information through public lectures, seminars and research via fact sheets, tracts and correspondence. For those having loved ones in cults or the occult, IBA provides counseling and encouragement.
IBA is an apologetic research & information center
educating the public about cults and new age practices and is an evangelical,
missionary-based ministry established to:
EVANGELIZE those in the cults, the occult
(including New Age groups) and non- Christian religions.
EQUIPE THE CHURCH to give reasons (apologetics)
for the viability of the historic Christian Faith.
MOBILIZE people to counter the growth and
influence of cults, the occult, New Age philosophies, and aberrant
IBA: SERVING THE COMMUNITY AND THE WORLD AT LARGE
RESEARCHING ...cultic and aberrant
doctrine for public information, teaching, and publication.
EVANGELIZING ..through personal and
team witnessing at cult, new age, and neo-pagan gatherings.
SEMINARS ...presented to educate, teach,
and equip believers to defend the historic Christian faith.
DEBATE/ DIALOGUE ...with representatives
of other faiths/ religions via public meetings, radio, and inter-faith
COUNSELING ...provided by phone calls and
meeting with individuals having loved ones in the cults or involved in
the occult practices.
TEACHING ...courses on the subject of the
cults, the occult. new age philosophy, and general apologetics in schools,
colleges, and seminaries.
Touching the heart and mind through the Ministry
The proliferation of cults and new age
thinking has penetrated our society on many different levels. The rise
of cults and the occult practices among kids and young adults continues
to grow at an alarming rate!
With the advent of the internet, the attacks on
the Bible and the historic Christian faith have created new challenges
as never before! And in the arena of ideas, Christianity is being
threatened by new age and postmodern thinking as the dominant philosophy
of our time!
Never before have we had the opportunity and the
obligation to reach out to our culture with the good news of the Gospel!
Never before do we as Bible-believing Christians have the opportunity
to boldly defend the Faith for the cause of Christ!
If were going to make an impact for Jesus Christ,
we must act now: if not for our sake, for our childrens sake! At stake
are not only lost souls but the future of the Christian Church!
There are few ministries as IBA equipped to meet
these challenges! God has granted us the time and resources necessary
as stewards of His grace! But we cant do it alone! We need your prayers
and financial support to allow us to do the work of the ministry! Please
pray about becoming a partner with this incredibly important missionary
outreach! May the Lord bless you for your faithfulness!
Contend for the faith once for all delivered to
the saints - Jude v.3
IBA Missionary Support
IBA is without financial support guarantees
or endorsements from any organtzation. We are a 401c3 non-profit religious
organization that depends on the continued support by Gods people through
the interest and participation of churches, businesses, and individuals
sharing the vision of lBA.
IBA is a member of Evangelical Ministries to New
While serving in the military overseas. Dan R.
Schlesinger was exposed to the many cults and false teachings challenging
the claims of historic orthodox Christianity. He then began educating,
training, and mobilizing believers to both defend their Faith and evangelize
those lost in cults, new age philosophy, and the non-Christian religions.
Dans formal education includes a B.A. degree in
Biblical Studies & Theology from Biola University, an M.A. degree in
Christian Apologetics from the Simon Greenleaf School of Law (now Trinity
Law School). and a M.Div degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
(now Trinity University International). He is currently pursuing a Doctor
of Philosophy degree in Biblical or Religious Studies.
Rev. Schlesinger was ordained in 1986 and
has served in Church-related ministries for a number of years. Most notably,
he worked with the Christian Research Institute- CRI- (the late Walter
Martin's ministry) as both Research Consultant and then Vice President of
Research for four years. Dan is currently adjunct faculty member at San
Jose Christian College, Trinity Life Bible College, and Shasta Bible College
(Sacramento area locations). Dan has spent almost 30 years in cult apologetics
and evangelism and participated in the work of Dr. Walter Martin's book The New Age Cult,
and contributing to his essay in the book Agony of Deceit. Recently Dan contributed to the newly revised and edited Kingdom of the Cults (Ravi Zacharias, Editor) to be released in 2003.
He is also published in Christian Research Journal, and writing
a book entitled The Myth of Reincarnation in Light of Holy Scripture.
Dan is a standing member of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS).
Dan R. Schlesinger founded the Institute for Biblical
Apologetics Inc. (lBA) in 1993 and is located in the Grass Valley, California
area. The ministry serves all of Northern California and elsewhere in the
United States for the purpose of defending the Gospel & giving
reasons for faith; reaching the lost; equipping the saints; and glorifying
the Lord Jesus Christ!