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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)

On-Demand Episodes

Exorcisms and the power of God tonight, on Night Watch.

In this series on Roman Catholic beliefs, Walter Martin talks about the doctrine of Mary and true biblical penance.

We are now in the end of the ages, and it is a time of "great trouble and great trial for the Church." How do we reach the world? What is it we need to communicate and how should we do it? Tonight, Walter Martin takes a closer... more

The teachings of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi span decades and still reach into high places of power like the US Military, the Mainstream Media and Hollywood's elite A List. In a Truth vs. Satanic error rematch, Dr. Walter Martin examines the... more

Are the Gifts of the Holy Spirit for today or is this miraculous power limited to the time of the Early Church? Can God ever be limited by man? No matter what people may say on this controversial subject, it is always Scripture that has the... more

When God calls us, He walks alongside us teaching and caring for us. He protects us as we work to accomplish the calling, and blesses our work for His glory. Tonight, Walter Martin looks at Nehemiah and his calling, examining the... more

Who is Jesus? Is he a man who became a god? Is he the christ-consciousness in all men? Is he Michael the archangel? Why is it so important to define our terms when we talk to people who believe in a different Jesus and a different... more

In a fascinating face to face question and answer period, Walter Martin tackles multiple subjects, ranging from the Jesus of the Jehovah Witnesses to the nature of demons to what is faith? It's a night of fielding questions from the... more

Have you ever run across someone who has to be right every time you talk theology? Ever left a room or a theological discussion board in frustration or anger? Legalism isn't just a problem for Pharisees. There must be room in the... more

Tonight, a fascinating look at the defense of the faith as Walter Martin debates historic Christian doctrine with Partridge, Rob, and Schrock on NBC's Long John Nebel Show. (Introduction by Jill Martin Rische) (Music intro by Owl City,... more
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