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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There is the reality of God, the Creator's power, in our world today...and there is also the reality of Satan, the creation's power. No where is this conflict more clear than in the publicity we see for Wicca and Satan worship. Satanists fight to... more

Dr. Walter Martin, the Original Bible Answer Man, takes a close look at the power of positive thinking. If we say positive things, will only good come to us? Are we in danger if we say negative things? What do we do when leaders in the church... more

Tackling a controversial subject with grace and truth, Walter Martin take a close, biblical look at the supernatural power of God as revealed in the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. What are the gifts of God? Why do people fight over what the Bible says... more

In the second part of a three part series on the Catholic faith, Walter Martin looks at Matthew 16:13-20, one of the most interesting dialogues in the Bible between the Lord Jesus Christ and His Apostles--a dialogue that the Catholic Church... more

Ephesians 6 tells us to "Be strong in the Lord and in the power of his might...." It warns us that Spiritual warfare is primarily against the forces of darkness and that the weapons of our warfare are equally invisible--the only kind that can be... more

Walter Martin shares from the heart on the secret of Apologetics--the defense of the faith,once for all delivered to the Saints. We don't have to be perfect--we don't need to be the smartest or the best--persistence is the name of the game, and it... more

Was God once a man? Were Jesus and Satan half brothers? Did Satan really plan to be the savior of the world? Was Joseph Smith Jr a prophet of God, sent to restore the church? Does the Bible teach polygamy? Walter Martin examines... more

Is it wrong to suffer? Are we ill because we don't have enough faith? Is it wrong to be poor? Will bad things happen to us if we say negative things? Tonight, Walter Martin examines the teachings of the "Name it and Claim it" faction of the church... more

How can God be foolish? What does the Apostle Paul mean when he talks about the Foolishness of God? In one of his most powerful teachings, Walter Martin explores the nature and motives of God tonight, on Night Watch.

"How do you resolve the sovereignty of God and the free will of man? Calvin was a brilliant man, but he was dead wrong....Arminius said you could will your way to heaven, and he was wrong." John 15:16 says, "You did not choose me, but I... more
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