Walter Martin

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Jill Martin Rische is Dr. Walter Martin's eldest daughter and co-Director, along with her husband Kevin, of Religious Information Network, an umbrella non-profit that includes Walter Martin Ministries ( Dr. Walter Martin is known as the founder of Christian Research Institute and the Bible Answer Man radio program. He is also the author of numerous books, including his 45 year bestseller, The Kingdom of the Cults. In 2008, Thomas Nelson released The Kingdom of the Occult, a project Walter Martin had hoped to complete during his lifetime. This 754 page reference work is co-authored by Jill Martin Rische and Kurt Van Gorden, Dr. Martin's longtime researcher and friend. Dr. Martin has an extensive audio library of teachings on Mormonism, Jehovah's Witnesses, Scientology, the Occult, Spiritism, the New Age, Buddhism, Eastern Religions, Baha'i, Islam, Unification, and many more--all available at There is also a free Listening Library with new audios added every month. Walter Martin Ministries provides answers to those searching for spiritual direction in their lives. (Many thanks to Dwayna Litz, founder and director of Lighting the Way Worldwide, for her song, "Higher Power." Excerpt from Ocean Eyes, Saltwater Room by Owl City)

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Welcome to Walter Martin's Bible Class! We're excited to share with you a new Walter Martin Library of audios recorded more than 30 years ago at his Newport Mesa Sunday Bible Class, and available now for download at... more

Jesus said, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up." (John 2:19) Easter is the celebration of the conquest of death by the Prince of Life and because He lives, we will live. We are not the disciples of a defeated... more

Does God still heal today? Do miracles happen the way they did in the First Century? Does God want everyone to be healed? We are instructed to test everything by Scripture and hold fast to what is good--and the subject of Divine... more

The Apostle Paul warned the Church--both ancient and modern--to recognize and defend against certain enemies: those who come against her from the outside and those who attack from within. Today, that warning still holds true but the... more

The Christian stands upon the foundation of Grace, "If the Son will make you free, you are free indeed." This is Justification by Faith. But what does Catholicism teach? Was the death of Jesus enough to save us? Do we still need works?... more

Jerry Seinfeld promotes it; the US Army spends millions on it for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder therapy; public schools teach it to your children...or will. What is it? The Hindu practice of meditation courtesy of the Beatles' favorite guru:... more

Walter Martin and Ed Decker continue their conversation on Mormon theology, Joseph Smith Jr., Brigham Young, and key biblical truths. What can you say when Mormon Missionaries come to your door? Some great ideas for challenging... more

In a role-playing "Mormon at your door" scenario, Walter Martin and Ed Decker discuss the fascinating details of Mormon theology. With humor and biblical examples, they offer clear insight into some of the most difficult problems of... more

During the time of the Early Church, there arose a group of people who claimed they had superior intellect and knowledge greater than the Apostles and even Jesus Christ himself. They became known as the Gnostics, and they... more
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