Cults, deceptions, satanism, and the supernatural. Where do we start? How about in the Christian church? We are warned to come out from among them and be separate. Most of us would admit that the increasing spiritual darkness today goes hand in hand with the landslide of immorality and rebellion against God. Interest in demons, the occult, witchcraft, and the paranormal have never been so high.
We expect these things to be popular in secular and pagan societies, and among those who don’t know God. But what we are seeing more and more is the church opening up its door to one or more of these deceptions. We must stop giving the enemy a foothold! This goes beyond false teachings – although sound doctrine is of utmost importance to Christians. We’re talking about the the reality of the demonic realm; about spiritual warfare.
TODAY’S GUEST – received her B.A. in Biblical Literature with an emphasis on the Old Testament and the Hebrew Language from Oral Roberts University; and received her M.A. in Humanities/History from California State University. Jill is also an adjunct professor at the University of Northwestern-St. Paul and Crown College – and the daughter of the original Bible Answer Man.
Jill was a regular guest of the late Frank Pastore Show on KKLA, she is co-author of The Kingdom of the Occult, along with her father and Christian Apologist, Kurt Van Gorden. She and her husband, Kevin are the Managing Editors on Walter Martin’s 45 year bestseller, The Kingdom of the Cults, and they live in St. Paul, Minnesota with their daughter Christina, and son Justin.
In an era of rapid growth of false religions worldwide, Christians need information they can trust. This comprehensive new edition of the leading book on cults will equip you–no matter your background–to understand and use biblical truth to counter false religions, including many that masquerade as mainstream Christianity.
Reflecting the developments in cults and world religions in recent years, this edition, updated by expert Jill Martin Rische (daughter of Walter Martin), gives you the authoritative information you need to know. As our culture becomes less and less outwardly Christian, awareness of the belief systems of those around us has never been more vital.
The Kingdom of the Cults remains the go-to reference book on this crucial topic. Among cults and religions included are: Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormonism, New Age Cults, the Unification Church, Baha’i Faith, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and more.
SCRIPTURES Referenced: Ephesians 5:11, Romans 12:21, Proverbs 26:2, Deut. 18:10-12, Job 37:10-13, Daniel 2:20-21, Leviticus 18:21, Eph. 6:10-17
ARTICLES & RESOURCES
Kingdom of the Cults: The Definitive Work on the Subject – Walter Martin
Kingdom of the Occult – on Amazon
The Encroaching Darkness – article by Jill Martin Rische
Encroaching Darkness (video): Jill Martin Rische, Jan Markell, Eric Barger