Jeff Durbin, Jeremiah Roberts

Cultish

Cultish

Description

Enter the Kingdom of the Cults with Cultish; a program that explores the impact of the cults from a theological, sociological, and psychological perspective. Immerse yourself in the thinking, teaching, strategies, and consequences born out of the nefarious leaders of these movements.

Link: apologiastudios.com

Episodes

Part 2: Inside The Life Of a Mormon Missionary

Feb 18, 2020 00:44:03

Description:

In Part 2 of our series, we continue our discussion with former Mormon Missionary Dan Tate who served a 2 year mission in Jacksonville, Florida. During that time on his mission, Apostle Russell M Nelson (now currently the residing Mormon prophet) came and gave a talk at his one of his missionary gatherings and said something incredibly revealing about the ultimate purpose of missionaries out on the field. Curious about what was said and how its related to the expansion of the Mormon Empire? Tune in to Find out!

Part 1: An Inside Look At The Life of A Mormon Missionary

Feb 11, 2020 01:08:00

Description:

Episode 1: Mormon Missionary Lessons Have you ever wondered what a missionary would teach if you invited them in? Have you ever been confused with how similar the LDS terminology is compared to Christian terminology, when you KNOW they are different gospels? As an introduction to this series, we start off from ground zero; the process of a missionary applying for service, the missionary training center (MTC), and the culture surrounding the Missionary's departure. With our returning guest Daniel Tate, we jump back in time when he first turned his Missionary Papers in 10 years ago, and the steps he took to prepare for a long 2 years of service.

Part 2: Escaping Warren Jeffs & The FLDS

Feb 4, 2020 01:03:15

Description:

In Part 2 of our exclusive, we continue our conversation with Briell Decker who grew up in the FLDS ( Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) & and became the 65th wife to Warren Jeffs at the age of 18. Shortly after, she began to heavily question the movement she grew up in just as Warren Jeffs became a fugitive from the FBI & became a household name on all the national headlines. How did this collision of worlds lead to her escape from this notorious cult? Tune in to find out! Please consider supporting us at https://thecultishshow.com/donate to help this program to continue and give cult survivors like Brielle a voice.

Part 1: Escaping Warren Jeffs & The FLDS:

Jan 28, 2020 01:00:12

Description:

Join us for this exclusive as we talk with Briell Decker who offers a unique first hand perspective of what it was really like growing up in the FLDS. ( Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) At the age of 18, she became and the 65th wife of Warren Jeffs who's considered by many as one of the most notorious cult leaders in American History.  

 

We hope you all ejoy the 1st part of this incrediable conversation. Please consider supporting was at https://thecultishshow.com/donate to help this program to continue and give survivors like Brielle a voice.  

Part 2: Rescued Out Of The New Age & Mormonism

Jan 21, 2020 00:46:44

Description:

Latest episode is up! ⠀ Listen now on iTunes, Spotify, or your favorite podcast catcher! ⠀ In 2nd part of our latest series, we continue our talk with Yvonne Welz & Talk about why she continued to Participate in New Age practices Even while being an active member in the Mormon Church... We also talk about what caused her to finally leave the LDS church and to stop all of her new age practices.. We also talked about some of the biggest difficulties that both ex cultists & new agers have when transitioning into biblical Christianity & the local church. ⠀ Tune in to the final part of the series and let us know what you think!

Part 1: Rescued Out Of The New Age & Mormonism

Jan 14, 2020 00:52:01

Description:

Part 2:Growing Up In The U.P.C.I (United Pentecostal Church International)

Jan 7, 2020 00:51:16

Description:

In this final segment, we continue our discussion with Jennifer Brewer (the author of "Free: From Legalism to Grace Breaking Out of the United Pentecostal Church"). ⠀ We elaborate on her turning point within the UPCI (United Pentecostal Church International). ⠀ Was it the strict standards of "Holiness" that were her breaking point? Or, was it something else altogether that caused Jennifer to question the UPCI? ⠀ Better yet, what happens to a person when they leave an organization that their whole life & identity is wrapped up in? Time in to find out!

Part 1:Growing Up In The U.P.C.I (United Pentecostal Church International)

Dec 31, 2019 00:54:51

Description:

In the first part of our series, we talk with Jennifer Brewer who is the author of "Free: From Legalism to Grace Breaking Out of the United Pentecostal Church". 

Jennifer  was raised since childhood in the UPC and has a unique insiders perspective on what its really like always being looked at and measured up from the length of your skirts and being told if you cut our hair, it means you are severing your relationship with God and would be losing the power you had from the angels to keep your family together.

We discuss this and much more in the 1st part of this series! 

Walter Martin & The Secret of Christmas

Dec 24, 2019 00:24:49

Description:

Join us for this special interim episode as exhume from the archives an old message from the late Dr. Walter Martin. ⠀ ⠀ What is the real secret of Christmas and why is understanding it essential in order to engage the Kingdom of the Cults? ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ Tune into this brief talk from Uncle Wally to find out! ⠀ ⠀ Merry Christmas everyone!!! ⠀

Part 2: Cross Examining Jeffrey Epstein & The Finders

Dec 17, 2019 00:49:58

Description:

We begin Part 2 of our discussion of Jeffrey Epstein by discussing a candid video of an ABC news anchor admitting that she was directed to bury and ignore Epstein stories back to 2016. We then discuss the importance of independent testimony to verify a claim and how to verify that independent testimony is actually independent, and we then do a re-cap of the independent data and independent testimony that links Epstein to the intelligence communities. We discuss Epstein's "Little Black Book" a handwritten record important people he knew and their personal contact methods. We discuss possible reasons why an individual would want to keep such a contact book and touch on some of the names in this book: Donald Trump, Bill Clinton, Kevin Spacey. Epstein's contact book connects Epstein to the NXIVM (nex-eee-um) cult. NXIVM is publicly a multi-level marketing company but the US Government states that NXIVM is a cult. NXIVM is connected to several breakaway Mormon communities in northern Mexico by procuring girls from these Mormon communities to serve in NXIVM's compounds on the north-eastern seaboard. We paint a picture of a child-trafficking route that existed in the Finders' time from the north-eastern seaboard down through Mexico and the continuation of this child-trafficking route under Epstein's supervision into the modern day. We discuss the profit motive of and the profitability of the trafficking routes. We conclude by discussing occult religious angles to Epstein's activities; the temple on his island, his obsession with improving the human genome by siring a new generation of supermen using himself as a template and the tenets of theistic Satanism and how those same tenets may apply to Epstein's activities and objectives. Attorney Andrew Morrow returns as our guest.

Part 1: Cross Examining Jeffrey Epstein & The Finders

Dec 10, 2019 00:50:57

Description:

In part 1 we discuss the definition and ramifications of the word “conspiracy” and legal standards of evidence for a claim. We then talk about Jeffrey Epstein’s early life and his mysterious rise in the financial sector while claiming to be an intelligence agent and being involved in the Iran-Contra Affair. We discuss Epstein's connections to some of the most infamous spies in history as well as prior precedent for the US Government being compromised by nefarious organizations. We discuss recently declassified FBI documents relating to a mysterious cult of child traffickers named “The Finders” that were active from the 50s to 1993 and how they may relate to Epstein. Specifically we discuss the connections between the Finders and the US intelligence community, the Finders' mysterious and nefarious activities and then tie Epstein to being the legacy of the Finders organization through their mutual ties to the intelligence community and their shared activities that hint at a shared role. Our guest for this segment is Andrew Morrow, an attorney.

Part 2: Discerning Kanye West, Conspiracies, & Joel Osteen'

Dec 3, 2019 00:48:58

Description:

In the 2nd part of the series, we continue our conversation with former new ager Steven Bancarz Including how to discern all the buzz and controversy regarding Kanye West and his new album Jesus is king. We hope you enjoy the final part of this conversation

Discerning Kanye West, Conspiracies, & Joel Osteen

Nov 26, 2019 01:08:23

Description:

Is Kanye West a Masonic Illuminati puppet pretending to be a Christian in hopes of leading the church into a one-world religion under the anti-Christ? Are we witnessing the beginning of a pseudo-Christian cult produced by the world elite for the purpose of leading the church into apostasy? According to some corners of the body of Christ, and even according to some ministries, the answer to these questions is a resounding yes. Kanye is definitely a secret-society member working for Satan’s Kingdom, hiding his true agenda in plain site through symbolism. But are these charges rooted in objective, factual evidence that should hold up in God’s courtroom? And are those who bring these charges to the public abiding by God’s standard of due-process, fair trial, and righteous judgement from a presumption of innocence? Are we giving an answer before we hear (Pro. 18:13), and coming to a conclusion prior to cross-examination (Pro. 18:17)? In this episode, guest Steven Bancarz joins us to take a deeper look into the good, the bad, and the Cultish about Kanye West’s conversion. We will examine the Bibles standard of discernment, the Bibles standard of righteous judgement and due process, how we should interact with phenomena like this as a church, while also diving deep to cross-examine some of the charges that are being launched against him.

Part 2: Tom Delonge & The UFO Phenomena

Nov 19, 2019 00:52:50

Description:

In episode 2 we pick up where we left off, after Tom's original advisers were exposed in the Wikileaks dump of 2016. This led to Tom forming a second group of advisers in 2017, who now comprise the To the Stars Academy of Arts and Sciences. We begin by examining the members of TTSA and exploring the purpose of this organization. We then continue considering point #2 from Colin's article (https://thecultishshow.com/blog/engaging-et), by discussing Mr. Luis Elizondo, the intelligence officer who was central to the New York Times' ground breaking piece in 2017. We also consider the testimony of Top Gun pilot Commander David Fravor, who was also featured in that article and recently appeared on the Joe Rogan Podcast. Clearly, the government is being more open about this subject, and the media is taking it much more seriously than in the past. Finally, we end by considering the subject from a Christian worldview perspective. While some UFOs may indeed be misidentified natural phenomenon, or some secret government tests, many objects that are credibly observed do not fit neatly into these categories. What exactly is a Christian to make of Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon, which demonstrates anomalous characteristics and intelligent control? Tune in to the discussion to find out.

Part 1: Tom Delonge & The UFO Phenomena

Nov 12, 2019 00:46:49

Description:

In part one we begin to discuss Colin's article ( https://thecultishshow.com/blog/engaging-et ), thinking especially of the religious implications of ET/UFO beliefs. Pastor Samul gives us some of his background and testimony, and explains why he has continued to follow this subject. We discuss the modern obsession with UFOs in relation to everything from the New Age, Mormonism, Transhumanism, and the theory of Evolution. As we will see, the UFO is the apotheosis of modern religious sentiments We then delve into the background of Tom Delonge in the early formation of his company "To the Stars." We quickly dive into the rabbit hole of clandestine government contacts and our military's interaction with the UFO phenomenon, as related to Tom by his original advisers from within the government. According to them the phenomenon is not only real, but has often appeared threatening to our military establishment. We end with Tom's original advisers breaking off contact with him, as their identities were exposed in the 2016 wikileak dump of DNC emails. This would lead to Tom organizing a second group of government advisers who are now publicly associated with him through the To the Stars Academy of Arts and Science, which we will explore further in episode 2.

Part 2: Double Deception

Nov 5, 2019 00:41:16

Description:

In part 2, we continue our discussion with Michelle Owens as she continues her journey from leaving Mormonism only to end up the U.P.C.I (United Pentecostal Church International ). Where does this story end? Tune in to find out!

Double Deception

Oct 29, 2019 00:35:50

Description:

What would do if you grew up in a Cult and left only to end up in another? Would you lose all hope or would there be light at the end of the tunnel? In the first part of our latest series, we are joined by Michelle Owens who shares with us how she grew up in Mormonism only to end up in the U.PC.I (United Pentecostal Church International)

A Walk Down Mormon Memory Lane

Oct 22, 2019 01:03:54

Description:

During the October LDS General Conference meeting of 2019 in Salt Lake City, the Super Sleuth and Brother Wade were able to sit down and chat with Sandra Tanner. Sandra talked about how she met her Husband Jerald while giving a brief overview on the history of Mormonism.

Part 4: Across The Table With Elijah Stephens'

Oct 15, 2019 01:00:37

Description:

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!

Part 3: Across The Table With Elijah Stephens

Oct 1, 2019 01:23:32

Description:

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.

Part 2: Across The Table With Elijah Stephens

Sep 24, 2019 01:07:56

Description:

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. ⁣

Part 1: Across The Table With Elijah Stephens

Sep 24, 2019 01:10:18

Description:

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. ⁣

Part 2:Leaving Mormonism

Sep 3, 2019 00:43:07

Description:

In our latest episode of Cultish, we are joined by 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!

Leaving Mormonism

Sep 3, 2019 00:57:15

Description:

In our latest episode of Cultish, we are joined by 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!

Part 2: Bethel And The New Age

Aug 20, 2019 01:08:15

Description:

In this highly anticipated follow-up to our initial series on Bethel, Co-Hosts Jeremiah Roberts and Andrew “SuperSlueth” Soncrant are joined in studio by 2 special guests to have this important discussion on the New Age Infiltration of the church.

-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.

Part 3: Bethel And The New Age

Aug 20, 2019 00:33:31

Description:

n Part 3 we wrap things up with our guests discussing some concerns regarding The Alabaster Prayer House and briefly discuss whether or not Christians should practice Yoga or use the Enneagram.

-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.

Part 1: Bethel And The New Age

Aug 20, 2019 01:09:56

Description:

In this highly anticipated follow-up to our initial series on Bethel, Co-Hosts Jeremiah Roberts and Andrew “SuperSlueth” Soncrant are joined in studio by 2 special guests to have this important discussion on the New Age Infiltration of the church.

-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.

Part 3: Unraveling the (U.P.C.I United Pentecostal Church International)

Aug 6, 2019 01:28:33

Description:

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.

Part 1 : Unraveling The U.P.C.I (United Pentecostal Church International)

Jul 23, 2019 00:58:03

Description:

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 that's had a lasting effect to this very day.

Part 2 : Unraveling The U.P.C.I (United Pentecostal Church International)

Jul 23, 2019 01:09:50

Description:

In part 2 in our introductory series to the U.P.C.I.
(United Pentecostal Church International) former members Jeff Sully & Andrew James Levesque continue our discussion
on how the U.P.C.I evolved to where it is today & cover many of the cultish sociological & phycological aspects of within
U.P.C.I movement. Finally, we discuss not only how both of them left the movement but where both of them ended up after
leaving.

Part 2: Mary Baker Eddy & Christian Science

Jul 9, 2019 01:04:23

Description:

In part 2 of the series, co-hosts Andrew Soncrant and Jeremiah Roberts continue their discussion with Tanner T. Johnsrud- a former 5th generation devotee of Christian Science. Tanner shares in depth with us on how practitioners of Christian Science try to heal people, and the heartbreaking accounts of so many who have died prematurely because of these practices. Finally, he shares with us how he left Christian Science and the true hope and redemption he found after leaving.

Part 1: Mary Baker Eddy & Christian Science

Jul 9, 2019 00:55:06

Description:

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!

Part 2: Leaving the Jehovah’s Witnesses - Vol. 3

Jun 25, 2019 01:10:53

Description:

In part 2 of this finale to out trilogy on those leaving the Watchtower, Ex Jehovah Witness Jackie Primo shares with us the difficult transition of accepting & living in the grace she was denied for so long while being in the watchtower. If you want to get a true insiders perspective on the difficulties of the damages of family estrangement that unfortunately occurs on so many cultish movements this is a must listen.

Part 1: Leaving the Jehovah’s Witnesses - Vol. 3

Jun 25, 2019 00:52:42

Description:

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...

Part 2: Leaving the Jehovah’s Witnesses - Vol. 2

Jun 11, 2019 00:57:49

Description:

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.

Part 1: Leaving the Jehovah’s Witnesses: Vol. 2

Jun 11, 2019 01:02:02

Description:

These are the stories of those who have left and survived the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society.

In this volume, Nathan Todd Fisher shares with us his experience growing up in the watchtower, from going door to door with his parents as a young child, to being disfellowshipped, to ultimately finding what he could never attain in the Watchtower.

Grace, Mercy & Forgiveness.

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like growing up in the Watchtower, and what it’s like to be on the outside after being disfellowshipped and shunned, this is definitely a series you need to listen to!

Part 1:Leaving the Jehovah’s Witnesses - Vol. 1

May 28, 2019 00:46:43

Description:

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.

Part 2: Leaving the Jehovah’s Witnesses - Vol. 1

May 28, 2019 00:44:14

Description:

We continue our conversation with Clay Frye was a Jehovah’s Witnesses for 32 years before being disfellowshiped.

Culitsh & Sheologians: Bob Lazar & The UFO Phenomena

May 14, 2019 01:00:04

Description:

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!!

Culitsh & Sheologians: Contacting The Other Side

May 7, 2019 00:52:21

Description:

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.

Rise Of The Cults

Apr 23, 2019 01:01:46

Description:

In 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!

Part 1 : Deciphering Joseph Smith's Book Of Abraham Translation

Apr 9, 2019 00:55:52

Description:

Join us for this brand new series of of Cultish, Co-host Jeremiah Roberts is joined in studio by 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

Part 2 : Deciphering Joseph Smith's Book Of Abraham Translation

Apr 9, 2019 01:10:38

Description:

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

Part 3: Defecting From Bethel

Mar 25, 2019 00:53:24

Description:

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.

Part 2: Defecting From Bethel

Mar 25, 2019 00:59:07

Description:

In Part 2 of this highly anticipated Cultish exclusive, co-hosts Jeff Durbin and Jeremiah Roberts and continue their 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.

Part 1: Defecting From Bethel

Mar 25, 2019 00:50:42

Description:

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.

Part 1: Navigating The New Age & The World of the Occult With Steven Bancarz

Mar 12, 2019 00:48:08

Description:

Join us now for the long-awaited episodes on the New Age Cult, with special guest Steven Bancarz, the co-author of the brand new book: The Second Coming of The New Age.

In this compelling two-part interview, Steven draws from his extensive experience - having been one of the top New Age bloggers in the world. Stevens’s knowledge on the topics of Spirit Science and Metaphysics has garnered thousands of daily views.

Come with us on a wild ride as we explore the dark origins of the New Age and how it has infiltrated nearly all areas of our culture: from health and wellness to Marvel comics, and even many prominent churches.

Part 2: Navigating The New Age & The World Of The Occult With Steven Bancarz

Mar 12, 2019 01:13:27

Description:

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

Part 1 : The Postmodern Maze Of Mormonism

Feb 26, 2019 00:54:02

Description:

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.

Part 2 : The Postmodern Maze Of Mormonism

Feb 26, 2019 01:00:33

Description:

In Part 2, Jeff Durbin and Jeremiah Roberts are joined once again by cultish contributor Alexandar Larson as they continue their navigation through The Postmodern Maze of Mormonism.
What are the true reasons behind the dramatic postmodern shift in thinking taking place within the LDS church?

Could these shifts lead to the creation of another young, charismatic, modern-day Joseph Smith or Warren Jeffs-perhaps fragmenting this empire even further?

We also take a look into some of the dark origins and culture of this fascinating and evolving American religion.

Part 1 : Decoding The Church Of A.I.

Feb 12, 2019 00:47:31

Description:

In this new episode of Cultish, Co-Host Jeremiah Roberts and Cultish Researcher Andrew Soncrant are joined by Marcus Pittman from Law and Profits and to discuss Anthony Levandowski: A Silicon Valley multimillionaire who has started a religion focused around the creation and worship of a supreme A.I. being and who’s mission is to create a peaceful and respectful transition of who is in charge of the planet from people to machines.

Is it possible that A.I. machines (Artificial Intelligence) will surpass us as a species?

Is the rapid development of A.I. on the global scene and religions being created around them a sign of the end times?

Our answers may surprise you.

Part 2 : Decoding The Church Of A.I.

Feb 12, 2019 00:34:38

Description:

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.

Walter Martin & The Baptism Of Boldness

Jan 29, 2019 00:42:02

Description:

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.

Part 1: Leaving The Hare Krishna Cult

Jan 15, 2019 00:47:20

Description:

In this first part of this two-part series on the Hare Krishnas, Cultish Co-Host Jeremiah Roberts and Cultish Researcher (Super Sleuth) Andrew Soncrant are joined by Alexander Larson. Alexander was part of the Hare Krishna Cult for ten years before leaving and his story is one that needs to be heard, this testimony of grace is extremely relevent to the postmodern climate of today.

Alexander begins his story by elaborating on the Vedic roots of the Hare Krishna movement and how by Swami Prabhupada brought this sect of Hinduism into the United States. After the foundation for the Hare Krishnas is laid, Alexander then explains how his colorful cultural upbringing in Utah led him to the Hare Krishnas.

Part 2 : Leaving The Hare Krishna Cult

Jan 15, 2019 00:57:25

Description:

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.

Part 2 : Leah Remini & The Jehovah's Witnesses

Jan 1, 2019 00:59:40

Description:

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.

Part 1 : Leah Remini & The Jehovah's Witnesses

Dec 18, 2018 00:55:02

Description:

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.

Part 1: Through Jones Colored Glasses

Dec 4, 2018 00:57:49

Description:

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.

Part 2: Through Jones Colored Glasses

Dec 4, 2018 00:59:39

Description:

In part 2 of viewing the world through "Jones Colored Glasses", Co-Host Jeremiah Roberts and Cultish Researcher Andrew Soncrant wade through the claims of Jim Jones’ deity and look at the parallels of the spiritual climate & culture surrounding Jim Jones and The Peoples Temple with today showing that an event like Jonestown is perfectly capable of happening once again.

Cultish: Escaping Scientology Part 2

Nov 13, 2018 00:49:59

Description:

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.

Cultish: Ground Zero Jonestown

Oct 31, 2018 01:03:37

Description:

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

Cultish: Escaping Scientology Part 1

Oct 31, 2018 00:41:20

Description:

Join us for the 4th premiere episode of the much-anticipated new program from the creators at Apologia Studios: Escaping Scientology. The cult of Scientology has received much attention after the numerous popular documentaries on the group; including Leah Remini’s series “Scientology and the Aftermath”. The science-fiction writer, L. Ron Hubbard, may have never imagined the results, scope, and reach of the cult that he created in the 20th-century. Many have not truly discovered the spiritual, social, and psychological damage and manipulation of this very dangerous non-Christian cult.
What does a Scientologist believe? What is it like to live like a Scientologist? Is this a harmless “religion” or something much more dangerous? Are the stories true of the physical danger that someone can be in for attempting to escape from Scientology?
Listen-in as Jeremiah Roberts and Pastor Jeff Durbin speak with Andrea Schwartz. Andrea and her husband were members of the Cult of Scientology. They worked as faithful Scientologists at recruiting new members and were involved in some very deceptive schemes of this group. After becoming Christians they worked to expose some of the activity of this cult. They were interviewed by a major television broadcast and they were told by law-enforcement that there was a contract out on their lives. Don’t miss this powerful episode and join us in sharing it with the world. 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.

Cultish: The Jesus of the Cults

Oct 31, 2018 00:59:34

Description:

Join us for the 3rd premiere episode of the much-anticipated new program from the creators at Apologia Studios: The Jesus of the Cults. One of the world’s most renowned experts on the cults, Dr. Walter Martin, wrote a book called “The Kingdom of the Cults”. In this historic work, Dr. Martin emphasized the need to “scale the language barrier” and to “define your terms” when dealing with loved-ones who are lost in a cult. There is not only the problem of the sociological and psychological manipulation of the cults. There is the problem of the language barrier and the “Jesus of the Cults”.
Listen-in as Jeremiah Roberts and Pastor Jeff Durbin work through several examples of the “Jesus of the Cults” and teach us how to engage with people lost in non-Christian cults. 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.

Cultish: Confronting the Filipino Son of God

Oct 31, 2018 00:51:08

Description:

Join us for the 2nd premiere episode of the much-anticipated new program from the creators at Apologia Studios: Confronting the Filipino Son of God. Apollo Quiboloy is a popular figure in the Philippines. He worked as an itinerant preacher until, according to him, after proving his ability to overcome sin he was presented to the world as the Messiah. His organization is well-known for putting out a lot of content worldwide and has even become embroiled in legal controversy.
Who is the " Appointed Filipino Son of God”? What does he teach and what does he believe about himself? How can we explain cult-leaders like Quiboloy and their ability to manipulate and shape the thinking of their followers?
Listen-in as Jeremiah Roberts and Pastor Jeff Durbin engage with some of his public statements as well as his worldview. 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.