What is Wrong With the Alpha Course:
1) It came from the same place as the U.K. home of the Toronto Blessing. We are commanded to avoid false teachers.
2) It claims to have converted over one million people in the U.K. (at the time of this sermon , nine years ago). Where are they?
3) The gospel and doctrine of Alpha is contrary to the Bible.
4) It promotes the Arminian heresy. See: Calvinism is the Gospel-How Letting Scripture Speak For Itself Rather than Trying to Force Man-Centred Ideas Into It, Solves the Debate
and also:To God Be The Glory-Is Your Evangelism God Centred?-Does Your Church Only Teach Half or Parts of the Truth?
5) Rather than proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ, it is a recruitment of charismania. It teaches how to make up an unbiblical version of the "gift of tongues".
6) Nowhere does Nicky Gumble tell us that God is Holy, or what He is really like. The attributes of God are sadly missing. See sermon: John 3:16 - The Gospel In A Verse, What People Need To Know - Kevin Williams - 36 min.
7) It doesn't tell of the wrath of God.
8) It aims at painless conversion. Scripture does not, but rather tells us to count the cost.
9) After Chapter three, of fifteen chapters it assumes the reader converted.
10) It is liberal and ecumenical and fails to see Catholicism as another religion, but rather as another denomination.
Listen to this sermon by David Silversides for an excellent Biblical assessment of the Alpha Course.