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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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Walter Martin examines 1 Corinthians 12 in detail, tonight, on Night Watch.

Tonight, Walter Martin talks about the problem of legalism in the Church and the importance of protecting the simple truth of the Gospel.

Is Astrology--the study of the stars--a science? Does it have the power to influence our lives and the lives of others? What exactly is the Zodiac and should Christians be interested in it? Walter Martin examines the ancient, occultic roots... more

In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook massacre, Fox News Host Neil Cavuto asked Gov. Mike Huckabee, "Where was God?" Huckabee answered, "We've escorted [God] right out of our culture and marched him off the public square, and then... more

Do you know what it's going to cost you if you don't come to the Lord Jesus? At the end of the ages, the Bible teaches that people will preserve the outward shell of religion but deny the truth and deny its power...and it is happening all... more

"There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death." Proverbs 14:12 For decades The Way International aka The Way has managed to confuse a great number of people--gaining alot of mileage from using the... more

Tonight, Dr. Walter Martin warns the Church of the spiritual warfare that surrounds us and gives Scriptural directions on how to "get dressed for combat!"

Just a few days ago, Good Morning America featured Jerry Seinfeld and George Stephanopoulos singing the praises of Transcendental... more

Decades ago, Walter Martin warned that if government became involved in life and death issues such as Euthanasia, it would be immoral and unbiblical, and we as Christians would face a terrible choice. Today, Obamacare is here--the... more

In Acts 20, the Apostle Paul warns of the "savage wolves" who come against the church--first from the outside--and then from the inside. "From your own selves men will arise...." Walter Martin characterizes the "internal subversion... more
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