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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 (waltermartin.com). 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 waltermartin.com. 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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If there is no resurrection, there is no hope and no future for any of us. But the God of all creation says He commands the things that are not as if they were; He calls them into existence by His own laws, organizes and reorganizes all... more

Did giants really exist? Are women as valuable as men? Did Jesus say he was the Son of God? Words are the vehicles of thought, and the Bible has plenty of them, so it is vitally important that we get the meanings right. In this fascinating... more

Making a comeback in a big way, Transcendental Meditation (TM) is alive and well today. Fox News anchor Bill O'Reilly, Jerry Seinfeld, and even the United States military sing its praises--never mentioning the fact that it is Hinduism... more

Can a Christian be a Mason? What are the differences between Freemasonry and Christianity? Is it true that they are in direct conflict with one another? Walter Martin and former high-ranking Mason Luther Mies discuss the rituals and... more

Who is the Jesus of the Mormons and why is he different from the Jesus of the Bible? Did Joseph Smith Jr. and Brigham Young tell the truth about Jesus and the Bible? Is it true that Joseph Smith Jr. called all Christian churches... more

From Atheism to Christian Science, Spiritism, and heresy, Dr. Walter Martin debates a panel of agnostics and liberals in defense of the deity of Jesus Christ and the inerrancy of Scripture, on NBC Radio's Long John Nebel Show.

Today, the Church is under fire from multiple enemies but all too often, it is the apostates within who prove to be the most dangerous. The gospel of Universalism--everyone will be saved--strikes at the very heart of Jesus'... more

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
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