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October 15, 2019
In Part 4, we wrap up our dialogue with Bethel attendee Elijah Stephens as he shares with us from his perspective how he believes he can help Charismatics avoid the new age. How exactly does that make sense in light of our recent series on Bethel and the New Age with Doreen Virtue and Melissa Doughtery? Tune in to find out!
October 1, 2019
In part 3 of our dialogue with Bethel attendee Elijah Stephens , we discus some important theological issues brought up in our initial series Defecting From Bethel. ⁣ What does Bill Johnson really believe and teach about Jesus Christ? Does their message just have an unhealthy view of signs and wonders or should they be put into the same category of Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses? Tune into this important dialogue and be part of the conversation.
September 24, 2019
In part 2 we continue our discussion with Elijah Stephens who currently attends Bethel Church and flew out from Redding, California to be with us in studio. ⁣ ⁣ Elijah teaches BSSM classes and Bethel Equip Classes on Apologetics and the Bible and wanted to be part of the continuing conversation about the Bethel Movment ⁣ ⁣ Though Elijah has received the blessings of his leadership to come on the show and talk with us, he is not coming on as Bethel’s official representative. We discussed a broad variety of topics and while the issues surrounding Bethel are extraordinarily concerning and serious, we also hope to show they can be discussed in a civil manner the same way in which Walter Martin used to do whenever he was a guest on the Jon Ankerberg show. ⁣
September 24, 2019
Join us in our latest series devoted to a recent dialogue we had with Elijah Stephens who currently attends Bethel Church and flew out from Redding, California to be with us in studio. ⁣ ⁣ Elijah teaches BSSM classes and Bethel Equip Classes on Apologetics and the Bible and wanted to be part of the continuing conversation about the Bethel Movment ⁣ ⁣ Though Elijah has received the blessings of his leadership to come on the show and talk with us, he is not coming on as Bethel’s official representative. We discussed a broad variety of topics and while the issues surrounding Bethel are extraordinarily concerning and serious, we also hope to show they can be discussed in a civil manner the same way in which Walter Martin used to do whenever he was a guest on the Jon Ankerberg show. ⁣
September 3, 2019
In part 2 we continue our conversation with Lance Sorenson who shares what it was like growing up as a Mormon in Provo, Utah. Even as a young child he began to question and have doubts about major changes taking place within the LDS at the time. This eventually led him to leave the church in spite of the intense sociological pressure surrounding him. We hope you all enjoy this conversation as much as we did!
August 20, 2019
In Part 2 of this series, Hosts Jeremiah Roberts and Andrew “SuperSlueth” Soncrant continue this important discussion with Doreen & Melissa and review some of the New Age parallels contained within such books such as "The Physics Of Heaven" & "Moving In Glory Realms" currently endorsed by the leadership at Bethel. -Doreen Virtue spent 22 years as a psychic, mystic, and medium - writing over 70+ New Age books on everything from Crystal Therapy to Angel Communication before Jesus saved her and she renounced her old practices. -Melissa Dougherty spent a large portion of her young adulthood in New Thought (Law of Attraction) before renouncing those beliefs, and she now helps others do the same. Their passion is to bring awareness to New Age teachings and practices that have infiltrated Bethel, as it appears to be indicative of many Christians either welcoming, or being unaware of, New Age practices within the Church. Are New Age and Occultic practices irredeemable spiritual narcotics, or can we extract precious truths hidden within them because they really belong to the Kingdom of God? We want to invite all those who have attended, and especially those who currently attend, Bethel Church in Redding, California to listen in and be part of this important conversation.
August 6, 2019
Due to the overwhelmingly positive response from our latest series on the UPCI, we had our guests Jeff Sully & Andrew James Levesque back on to record another volume on the (U.P.C.I) United Pentecostal Church International. Listen in as we further explore how to understand those affected by U.P.C. policies like the holiness code and how to reach out to loved ones & family members in this movement. We hope you all enjoy this additional discussion on the U.P.C.I and we hope to explore this movement again sometime soon.
July 23, 2019
In our latest series, we finally dive into the U.P.C.I. (United Pentecostal Church International) Joining us is Jeff Sully: a former 5th generation devotee & Andrew James Levesque: who was a 4th generation devotee and licensed UPCI minister. In part 1, we turn back the clock all the way back to the early 1900s and discuss the historical origins of one of the most prominent religious movements in North America and the lasting impact it's had on so many to this very day.
July 9, 2019
Join us for this brand new episode of Cultish as we finally jump into Christian Science and the crazy world of Mary Baker Eddy. In part one of the series, co-hosts Andrew Soncrant and Jeremiah Roberts talk with Tanner Johnsrud, a former 5th generation devotee of Christian Science. In this episode, Tanner shares with us everything about the group-from its origins with Mary Baker Eddy, the reasons why they refuse all medical treatment, and how this infamous cult has influenced modern televangelists like Joel Osteen and Kenneth Copeland. We will explore this and so much more!
June 25, 2019
These are the stories of those who have left and survived the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society. In this final volume, we talk with ex Jehovahs witness Jackie Premo who shares with us her experience of what it was like growing up in the watchtower and looking up to her parents who were in her eyes the ultimate devotees to Jehovah only to fall short and be shunned by there very people she wanted to aspite too. This is the first part of a much needed conversation to be had about how those leaving the Watchtower can find true hope and find the one thing that the Watchtower denied... Grace...
June 11, 2019
In the second part of this volume, we continue our conversation with Jehovah’s Witness Nathan Todd Fisher discussing what the cultish mindset of one loyal to the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society and how to interact with their New World Translation interpretation of the bible. Finally, we discuss some of the shortcomings that well-known commentators on cults like Steven Hassan, Leah Remini & Mike Rinder have in regards to their dealing with Cults specifically that of the Jehovah’s Witnesses.
May 28, 2019
This will be the first of many stories of those who have left & survived the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society. We begin with Clay Frye was a Jehovah’s Witnesses for 32 years before being disfellowshiped.
May 14, 2019
Join us for the 2nd part of our UFO/Alien extravaganza with our friends from the Sheologians Podcast. Bob Lazar became an ICON in the UFO world after blowing the whistle on Area 51 back in the late 80's, claiming that the US government had alien spacecraft and was seeking to figure out its technology. Does it matter if this claim is true or not? Tune in to find out!!
May 7, 2019
Join us for our long awaited epic UFU/Alien Extravaganza crossover series with Joy & Summer from the Sheologians. What do the UFO’s, DMT use, Aliens, and the Occult all have In common? Does the bible say about this phenomena? Our answers may surprise you.
April 23, 2019
IIn our latest episode of Cultish, co-hosts Jeff Durbin and Jeremiah Roberts are joined by Craig Nelson. Nelson was the executive producer for Dr. Walter Martin (Wally), who started the Bible answer man show in the 1970’s. You’ll be encouraged and entertained beyond belief as Craig gives an intimate behind the scenes look of Walter Martin’s ministry on a day to day basis. We will also have an in depth discussion on how the culture of the 1970’s provided fertile ground for the rise of the cults. But most importantly, you will see the impact that you can make several generations later, just as Walter Martin’s ministry has affected and impacted our show and everything we are doing here at Cultish!
April 9, 2019
In part 2 of this series, Co-host Jeremiah Roberts continues his discussion with Dan Tate, a returned missionary who abandoned the LDS faith because of this translation. Jeremiah & Dan drop you into a fascinating historical timeline starting in the early 1800s when the Mormon prophet Joseph Smith came across an exhibit of Egyptian mummies & papyrus scrolls 📜 that he claimed was “A Translation of ancient Records that have fallen into our hands from the catacombs of Egypt “ What is the real truth behind this translation? Why did it cause so many to lose faith in the LDS church when these ancient Egyptian documents were re-discovered in 1967? Tune in to find out
March 25, 2019
In Part 3 of this highly anticipated Cultish exclusive, co-host Jeremiah Roberts wraps up this compelling conversation with former BSSM student Lindsay Davis. Just a few weeks ago, Lindsay created much controversy with the announcement that she was expelled from the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry for publicly speaking out against the school. Why did this happen? What caused her to doubt Bethel’s cause and begin to think differently than she had a few months prior? In this three-part series, we speak in depth with Lindsay Davis about her time at Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry and discover what makes this worldwide movement so alluring. We also discuss some very concerning psychological and sociological cultish behaviors which line up with descriptions given by experts like Steven Hassan and Rick Allen Ross, who have extensively researched recent cultish movements in the United States. Most importantly, we discuss the theological cultish behaviors that fall under Walter Martin’s classic definition: “ a group of people gathered around a specific person or person’s misinterpretation of the Bible. “ Additionally, we explore the physical and supernatural manifestations happening at Bethel, which brings up the question: are these experiences movements of God, psychosomatic episodes, or something else? Could it be possible to experience healing and the supernatural apart from God? There is no doubt that Bethel Church has worldwide influence, and because of this, it is imperative to have this conversation. We invite you, regardless of where you stand on this issue, to be part of this conversation and listen to Lindsay’s story with an open mind.
March 25, 2019
In this highly anticipated Cultish exclusive, co-hosts Jeff Durbin and Jeremiah Roberts are joined in Studio by former BSSM student Lindsay Davis. Just a few weeks ago, Lindsay created much controversy with the announcement that she was expelled from the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry for publicly speaking out against the school. Why did this happen? What caused her to doubt Bethel’s cause and begin to think differently than she had a few months prior? In this three-part series, we speak in depth with Lindsay Davis about her time at Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry and discover what makes this worldwide movement so alluring. We also discuss some very concerning psychological and sociological cultish behaviors which line up with descriptions given by experts like Steven Hassan and Rick Allen Ross, who have extensively researched recent cultish movements in the United States. Most importantly, we discuss the theological cultish behaviors that fall under Walter Martin’s classic definition: “ a group of people gathered around a specific person or person’s misinterpretation of the Bible. “ Additionally, we explore the physical and supernatural manifestations happening at Bethel, which brings up the question: are these experiences movements of God, psychosomatic episodes, or something else? Could it be possible to experience healing and the supernatural apart from God? There is no doubt that Bethel Church has worldwide influence, and because of this, it is imperative to have this conversation. We invite you, regardless of where you stand on this issue, to be part of this conversation and listen to Lindsay’s story with an open mind.
March 12, 2019
In part 2 of this introductory series on the new age & Occult, we dissect many of the pseudo-sciences that are used by the New Age to propagate itself as an elite spirituality for the intellectual. We also demonstrate that only the Christian worldview can give a real, viable alternative for a basis of science that corresponds with reality. And finally, we explore many of the fringe areas of physic phenomena such as astral projection, UFO’s, lucid dreaming and all spiritual dangers associated with these practices. Steven’s new book, The Second Coming of the New Age is a timely resource that everyone should get their hands on. You can grab your copy at NewAgeCult.com
February 26, 2019
In these long awaited episodes, we finally dive into the splintering world of the Mormon Empire and give our state of the union address to the current affairs happening in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Co-hosts Jeff Durbin and Jeremiah Roberts are joined by Alexandar Larson, who spent nearly thirty years growing up within the state of Utah. There, he witnessed first-hand the underbelly of undue Mormon influence on the culture of Utah. The origins of Mormonism began in the early 1800's, when its leader Joseph Smith claimed to receive a private revelation: the true church of Jesus Christ needed to be restored because all other churches were in a state of apostasy. Since the founding of the LDS church, substantial changes have been made to their doctrine, but nothing compares to the post modern fragmentation that’s occurred the last twenty years. Why are the reasons behind these shifts? The answers may surprise you.
February 12, 2019
In the second part of this two-part series Cultish Co-Host Jeremiah Roberts and Cultish Researcher Andrew Soncrant along with Marcus Pittman from Law and Profits dive further into evolving world of global A.I and discuss how to view this type of technology in a healthy way vs technology entrepreneur and engineer Elon Musk’s beliefs that we are “summoning the demon” with the development of artificial intelligence.
January 29, 2019
Join us for this exciting Interim episode of Cultish where we hand the mic over to the late Dr Walter Martin and share with you a powerful message on boldness that Dr. Martin preached all the way back in 1982! Dr. Martin was a pioneer in the field of understanding and engaging the Kingdom of the Cults and in this message he pulls no punches with the type of boldness that is needed to reach and engage them.
January 15, 2019
Ending this two-part series on the Hare Krishnas, Cultish Co-Host Jeremiah Roberts and Cultish Researcher (Super Sleuth) Andrew Soncrant continue guiding the discussion of Alexander’s incredible ten-year journey inside the Hare Krishna cult and how he ended up leaving.
January 1, 2019
Here we go Tune into Cultish for the final part of the 2-part series on the critique of A&E’s show “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath”, where co-hosts Jeremiah Roberts and Jeff Durbin along with Cultish researcher Andrew Soncrant expose the twisted yoke that the Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses place on their congregation. The three will challenge the “Blood Transfusion” and “Two-Witness Rule” polices which have left behind a tragic wake. It is through the “martyrdom” of children who refuse lifesaving treatment, to the Governing Body with a perversion of God’s Law are turning a blind eye to the sexual abuse, pedophilia, and molestation that plagues the organization that the Cultish trio will show how the sorrows of those who run after another god multiply. Jeff will then lead a discussion on the proper application of the general equity of God’s law and how it applies today, while sending hope in the Gospel to victims of sexual assault/rape and countless others who have been hurt by these policies, a hope rooted in Christ alone.
December 18, 2018
Dive into part-1 of this 2-part series on the Jehovah’s Witnesses with the co-hosts of Cultish, Jeremiah Roberts and Jeff Durbin, as they provide a critique of the show "Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath" which aired an episode on the Jehovah’s Witnesses earlier this year on A&E. Joining them will be our Cultish researcher, Andrew Soncrant. The three will challenge the “Disfellowshipping Policy” (formulated by the Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses) with the Biblical worldview; while encouraging those who have been hurt by this policy with the one and only true hope that exists in Christ Jesus.
December 4, 2018
In this episode of Cultish, Co-Host Jeremiah Roberts and our researcher for Cultish Andrew Soncrant walk through the dark lineage of beliefs and worldviews that influenced Jones that ultimately paved the spiritual path to Jonestown. From the New Thought theology to Father Divine’s Peace Mission Movement, this episode will help you understand the frame in which Jones viewed the world and His plan for Divine Economic Socialism.
November 13, 2018
In this episode of Cultish we continue our interview with ex-Scientologist Andrea Schwartz. After going undercover for the Church of Scientology posing as an ex member, Andrea had a radical discovery that caused her to question and rethink everything she knew while she served as a high ranking member in the Church of Scientology.
October 31, 2018
Join us for the premiere episode of the much-anticipated new program from the creators at Apologia Studios: Ground Zero Jonestown. In this episode, our hosts play through some of the actual audio from the day of the largest mass-suicide in modern history. Over 900-lives were lost (over 300 were children) under the leadership of a very complicated and dangerous cult-leader. Jim Jones was a confused and dangerous man. He started his work as a professing Christian and as a Christian minister. However, later in his life, he distanced himself from the Judeo-Christian faith and worldview and embraced and promoted a militant Communist and Socialist vision. Jones was known for his passionate pleas for a Communist vision of the world. He was a zealous and passionate speaker who used his abilities and perversion of the Christian bible to lead hundreds to drink poisonous Kool-Aid as an act of “revolutionary suicide”. Listen-in as Jeremiah Roberts and Pastor Jeff Durbin talk through the worldview and history of one of the most compelling stories of abuse and manipulation in history. You can partner with Apologia Studios and help to make all of our content possible by signing up for All Access at www.apologiastudios.com. When you sign-up, you not only partner with us, but you get access to every TV show, After Show, and Apologia Academy
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