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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Did Jesus actually live? Is it possible that he truly died and came back to life again through the power of resurrection? Is there proof the resurrection really happened or was it simply a story told by his followers? Tonight, Dr. Walter... more

Does God always heal? Are we sick because we don't have enough faith? Dr. Walter Martin, the Original Bible Answer Man, examines the theology of Kenneth Copeland and Kenneth Hagin, tonight, on Night Watch.

How do we know that God exists? Are miracles real? Does culture make all religion relative? Are there really no absolutes? Dr. Walter Martin, the Original Bible Answer Man, takes a closer look tonight at the immutable laws of... more

Tonight, Walter Martin examines Ephesians 1:3-14 and the puzzle of Predestination.

What is the attitude we should have toward Christ? Interestingly enough, it's Mary, the mother of Jesus, who tells us what our attitude should be in this story of the wedding at Cana. (John 2) Why did Jesus decide to turn water into wine? Is it... more

Who is God? Who is Jesus? What is the relationship of the Father to the Son? What makes John's gospel different from the gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke? Tonight, Walter Martin--the Original Bible Answer Man--examines the... more

What is Freemasonry? Can someone be a mason and still be a Christian? Tonight, Walter Martin talks with Luther Mies, a Christian and a former high-level Mason talking about Masonry and its relationship to Christianity.

Today, we live in a society where human life has been devalued and held hostage to the underlying theme of Me...Me...Me. I come first--I choose who lives or dies, in essence, I am god. If I don't want this child to be born, it will not be born. If... more

In a world where lawlessness is the new order of the day and the Constitiution is dismantled piece by piece before our eyes, it's become even more important to know not only what we believe but why we believe it. In a time when Christians... more

In the wake of all the furor and anger over the words of Phil Robertson from Duck Dynasty, Dr. Walter Martin--the Original Bible Answer Man--shares thoughts from his heart on the defense of the Christian faith, spiritual warfare, and what... more
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