Cultish

By Jeremiah Roberts, Andrew Soncrant

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Kaleb Marshall
 Apr 15, 2021
This is a CHRISTIAN podcast about cults. It is unapologetically CHRISTIAN. If that offends you, that's not their problem.

B. Jordan
 Nov 27, 2020
Amazing content. They put in the work and research. Keep doing what your doing.

Kyle
 Jul 25, 2020
It's fantastic to hear a Christian perspective about cults, UFOs, ETs, paranormal, and different groups. It offers interesting insights that I've never heard from any other sources.


 Jun 26, 2020

Brad
 Dec 12, 2019
what it doesn't mention in the description is at this is a Christian podcast I was disappointed to say the least if you don't want to hear nerds ramble about God and other horseshit dont bother with these idiots

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

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Part 1: Gwen Shamblin & The Remnant Fellowship
01:00:57
Latest episode is up! Join us in our latest series as we talk with Edward Wilson who spent a large amount of his younger life growing up in "The Remnant Fellowship" founded by the late Gwen Shamblin. Who exactly was Gwen Shamblin and what did she really believe and teach? How exactly did Gwen go from selling weight loss books & hosting seminars to becoming a notorious cult leader teaching that the Remnant Fellowship was God’s one and only true church on the face of the earth? Tune in to the 1st part of our series to find out This episode is brought to you by Mission First Coffee https://missionfirstcoffee.com/cultish & Forged Beard Co. https://forgedbeardco.com/cultish
Dec 07, 2021
Part 2: How To Talk To Hebrew Israelites
01:14:20
Join us as we continue our conversation with Oscar Dunlap who spent nearly a decade of his life as a devoted Hebrew Israelite. In the 2nd part of our series, we review several different clips of Hebrew Israelites on the street and respond in real-time to their claims. This episode contains explicit language so listener discretion is advised. This episode is brought to you by Mission First Coffee https://missionfirstcoffee.com/cultish & Forged Beard Co. https://forgedbeardco.com/cultish
Nov 30, 2021
Part 1: How To Talk To Hebrew Israelites
00:58:50
Join us for the 1st part of this series as we bring back previous guest Oscar Dunlap who spent nearly a decade of his life as a devoted Hebrew Israelite. What Exactly do Hebrew Israelite's believe how is that related to their deeply rooted identity? How exactly do we scale the language barrier and understand how to communicate to gospel effectively to this rapidly growing group? Tune in to find out! This episode is brought to you by Mission First Coffee https://missionfirstcoffee.com/cultish & Forged Beard Co. https://forgedbeardco.com/cultish
Nov 23, 2021
How A Cult Got Me Out Of The New Age
02:01:46
Join us as we talk with our good friend & popular YouTuber, Melissa Dougherty, who shares in-depth for the first time how she came out of the New Age. How did a popular cult known for knocking on your door at 8am on a Saturday become catalyst for her leaving the New Age & becoming a passionate online Apologist? Tune In To Find Out! This episode is brought to you by Mission First Coffee https://missionfirstcoffee.com/cultish & Forged Beard Co. https://forgedbeardco.com/cultish
Nov 16, 2021
Answering the Claims of WitchTok
01:40:47
Join us as we bring back popular guest Marcia Montenegro from CANA (Christian Answers For The New Age) as we focus this apologetics-driven episode on responding to the claims made by “Christian” Witches on Witchtok. Was Jesus a witch? Is prayer an occult practice? How can we give real answers to those seeking help as the world of the occult continues to explode? Tune in to find out! Tune in to find out! This episode is brought to you by Mission First Coffee https://missionfirstcoffee.com/cultish & Forged Beard Co. https://forgedbeardco.com/cultish
Nov 09, 2021
Navigating The World Of Witchcraft & Wicca
02:14:49
Join us as we bring back popular guest Marcia Montenegro from CANA (Christian Answers For The New Age) as we unravel the real history behind the strange & paranormal world of Witchcraft & Wicca. Where did witchcraft originate from & how can we differentiate reality from what has been sensationalized through the lens of Hollywood? How can we give real answers for those seeking for help as the world of the occult continues to explode? Tune in to find out! This episode is brought to you by Mission First Coffee https://missionfirstcoffee.com/cultish & Forged Beard Co. https://forgedbeardco.com/cultish
Oct 29, 2021
Mark Driscoll & The Cult Of Personality
02:00:28
In this episode we give a critique of the popular podcast “The Rise & Fall of Mars Hill” produced by Christianity Today. Our guest Tim Zion gives some unique perspective as someone who spent over a decade attending & being on staff at Mars Hill in Seattle. -What is the driving force behind the popularity of this podcast? -Did the podcast offer any real & viable solutions to those who’ve experienced spiritual abuse or have been hurt by the church? -What lessons can we learn from what happened at Mars Hill in order to be a better beacon of hope to a world desperately looking for answers? Tune in to find out! This episode is brought to you by Mission First Coffee https://missionfirstcoffee.com/cultish & Forged Beard Co. https://forgedbeardco.com/cultish
Oct 26, 2021
A Cultish State of the Union: Vol 3
01:28:23
Join us for our 3rd Cultish state of the union where we give you a raw "no holds barred" look at the current state of affairs in the world. Amongst all the chaos, is there a practical way to understand the big picture of what's really going on in the world? Tune in to find out! This conversation took place a couple of weeks ago & our guest is pastor Trey from our recent episode on the church of Christ! This episode is brought to you by Mission First Coffee https://missionfirstcoffee.com/cultish & Forged Beard Co. https://forgedbeardco.com/?ref=cultish
Oct 19, 2021
Practicing Discernment As A Charismatic: A Conversation With Josh Lewis
01:44:40
In this episode, we talk with Josh Lewis from The Remnant Radio and discuss how a Charismatic can be discerning and avoid the dangers of hyper charismania. Join us as we look at some "Trump Prophecies" from 2020 & have some lively back and forth about the nature of prophecy and the implications/dangers of false prophecy. You can find out more about Josh Lewis at https://theremnantradio.com/
Oct 12, 2021
Examining The Church Of Christ
01:58:51
Join us as we share an on the road conversation we had in Lebanon, Tennessee with Trey Fisher as we examine the Church Of Christ. Trey carries an extensive amount of knowledge on COC theology as he grew up in this movement & was Discipled by Phil Robinson for nearly 18 years. Are people really born without sin? Does one have to be water baptized into the church of Christ by immersion in order to be saved ? Tune in to find out!
Oct 05, 2021
Part 6: William Branham & The Road To Jonestown
01:21:37
Welcome to the last episode of our series on William Branham. At this point, it must be hard to separate fact from fiction, but that is precisely the point. You have been on a wild ride for the last few weeks. You have heard it all, from prohibition to shootouts, the fabricated stories of William Branham, and the wild-sexcapades of Roy Davis. Yet it all must climax somewhere the story of William Branham must come to an end. The end of William Branham began at the birth of the most infamous preacher man, the black-haired Raven, Jim Jones. Branham was a pragmatist, a man who saw the blossoming preacher, Jim Jones, as just another opportunity to get his "Message" throughout the earth. The two collided to create a symphony of madness. For Branham and his white-supremacy message, his soliloquy at work was a juxtaposition to the civil rights leader Jim Jones. How did the two get along? How did William Branham die? Did Jim Jones amalgamize any teachings from Branham? Tune in to this last episode of the series: William Branham and the Road to Jonestown, to find out.
Sep 28, 2021
Part 5: William Branham & The Latter Rain
00:56:20
In part 5, we take a look at a movement later on in Branham's ministry known as "The Latter Rain". Join us as we take a look at these healing revival services & the undue influence these "Prophetic Unveilings" had on many well-known figures within the hyper Charismatic movement. We also look at how "The Latter Rain" was connected to Roy Davis & how it impacted countless white supremacy hate groups like 'Donny Reagan' who promoted William Branham & his doctrines against racial equality. Lastly, we take a look at how the Latter Rain movement crossed paths with Jim Jones & The Peoples Temple that ended up being a catalyst in the road to Jonestown. You can find more about our guest John Collins at https://william-branham.org/site/john_collins
Sep 21, 2021
Part 4: William Branham's End Times Visions & The Serpent Seed
01:02:17
"In part 4 of our historical origins series in William Branham, we focus in on the nature of Branham’s end times prophecy & his doctrine infamously known as the serpent seed. What exactly was the nature of Branham's prophecy in the continued formulation of the message & how did the “serpent seed doctrine" play a role in the formulation of certain religious white supremacy groups? Tune In To Find out! You can find out more about our guest John Collins at https://william-branham.org/ & his book Preacher In The White Hoods at https://www.amazon.com/dp/1735160903
Sep 14, 2021
Part 3: Congressmen William D. Upshaw & the Ku Klux Klan.
00:59:44
In part 3, we look at a 1920s congressman from Georgia by the name of William D. Upshaw & the unique impact he ended up having on the Branham Cult. William D. Upshaw was a United States Congressman and revivalist from Georgia who was closely affiliated with William Joseph Simmons during the early years of the 1915 Ku Klux Klan and later with Roy E. Davis as Davis rose to the rank of the Imperial Wizard of the Klan. Upshaw was known as the "driest of the dries" for his position against drinking alcohol, helped turn the State of Georgia into the first "dry state", and almost single-handedly led Simmons and the Klan to victory during the 1921 Congressional Hearings. Upshaw helped promote William Branham's revivals by posing as a wheelchair invalid at Roy Davis' request, advertised other revivalists in the Voice of Healing/Latter Rain revivals, and toured with the Branham campaigns until his death in 1952. How did the exactly KLU-KLUX-KLAN formulate & how much influence did they really have in U.S. politics at that time? What role did Congressman Upshaw have in the KLAN & what sort of influence did he really have on Roy E. Davis & William Branham? Tune in to find out!"
Sep 07, 2021
Part 2: William Branham, Roy E. Davis, & The formulation of "The Message".
01:15:23
In part 2, we continue in the mid 1920’s & look at the formulation of a unique relationship between William Branham & Roy E Davis. Roy Davis was an evangelist from Texas who ordained William Branham into the Pentecostal faith, mentored Branham in his church, and taught Branham to drink poison to gain new converts. Davis was also an official spokesperson for William Joseph Simmons in both the 1915 Ku Klux Klan and the Knights of the Flaming Sword white supremacy groups, and eventually an Imperial Wizard of the K.K.K. Davis fled to Jeffersonville, IN after a series of criminal activities ranging from bank robbery and swindling to bigamy and sexual crimes. Before those crimes were exposed and he was extradited on charges of Grand Theft, Davis planted the church that would become Branham's "Billie Branham Pentecostal Tabernacle" and eventually the "Branham Tabernacle" when Branham's stage persona transitioned to "Baptist". How exactly did famous historical events like the uncertainty of the great depression, the systematic racial tensions of the Jim Crow Era, & Branham’s relationship with Roy E Davis helped formulate his underlying worldview & the Cult known as “The Message” Tune in to find out! You can find more about our guest John Collins at https://william-branham.org/site/john_collins "
Aug 31, 2021
Part 1: Exploring The Origins Of William Branham
00:59:39
In this long-awaited series, we finally delve into the historical origins of William Brahman & the impact of his movement known as "The Message". In part 1, we begin in the early 1920s & look at how famous historical events like the prohibition movement, the origins of the Klu Klux Klan & the infamous propaganda film "Birth of a nation" affected Branham's upbringing and how that led his family to Jeffersonville, Indiana where Branham would start the "The Message" movement. We also examine Branham's historical childhood in Indiana to see how it compares to the "Kentucky childhood" used by his stage persona. How exactly did a mass religious movement that has affected millions of people to this day start in a crime-filled town frequented by Al Capone & John Dillinger, & many others? Tune in to find out! You can find more about our guest John Collins out https://william-branham.org/site/john_collins
Aug 24, 2021
Unraveling The Complex World Of Psychedelics & Mental Health.
01:43:20
Unraveling The Complex World Of Psychedelics & Mental Health In our latest episode, we are joined by Dr. Robyn Hall & Nick Thomas from "A Couch Divided" podcast and talk about the complex world of Psychedelics & its invasion into the field of mental health. What has been the historic use of psychedelics & can it be used as a legitimate treatment for ailments like PTSD or Anxiety? Why have Psychedelics & Hallucinogens had such an exploding cultural popularity & is there a way to approach this controversial topic in a level headed way? Tune in to find out!
Aug 10, 2021
Is Christianity A Cult?
01:54:15
In our latest episode, we are joined by Alisa Childers & address a popular notion that seems to be amongst many that biblical Christianity is a cult. Do the accusations of Cultish just being a "Cult talking about Cults" hold any weight just because we approach cults from a Christian worldview? -How does one go about being "objective" when dealing with world of cults? -How do we account for the abuse & hurt that so many have experienced in the church that many would consider Cult like? -Are those who identify as being deconstructing/ex evangelicals or progressive's doing so by way of critical thinking or are they embracing something more attune to historically be considered a cult? Turn on your thinking cap & tune in to find out! You Can find more about Alisa at https://www.alisachilders.com/
Aug 03, 2021
Mormonism, Temple Marriage, & Life Beyond The Veil
02:56:20
With Jerry out of town, Super Sleuth Andrew hijacked the studio and recorded a special extended episode with AJ and Brandy Sullivan. Join us as we dive deep into the lives of AJ and Brandy and their experiences coming into and out Mormonism. Do not miss this episode!
Jul 20, 2021
Finding Hope Beyond Mormonism: A Conversation With Micah Wilder
01:49:18
During this exciting podcast, we are joined by Micah Wilder, and discuss his brand new book 'Passport to Heaven'. Micah gives a fascinating insider's perspective of his time as a Mormon missionary, and the struggles he faced when challenged by a Christian pastor to read the bible without any Mormon bias or prejudice. We also dig deep & ask some specific questions about his exodus out of the Mormon faith, and any advice he would give to those wanting to reach out to their own Mormon friends.
Jul 06, 2021
Part 2: Love Has Won Investigating the Origins of the Mother God Cult
00:55:37
Join us as we conclude the 3rd annual Cultish/Sheologians Crossover as we debrief the Love Has Won cult & wrestle with some important questions like ✅What makes a cult a cult? ✅Why is Christianity NOT a cult? ✅Why are all humans so drawn to religion? ✅What does "love is love" mean any way? Be sure to like & share this episode if you have ever heard that "love is love".
Jun 29, 2021
Part 1: Love Has Won Investigating the Origins of the Mother God Cult.
00:57:16
Jun 22, 2021
A UFO Intelligence Briefing With Colin Samul & Dr Ray Boeche
01:47:12
Join us as we sit down with Dr. Ray Boeche and Colin Samul and talk about the upcoming UAP/UFO disclosures scheduled for June 25, 2021. Are these interdimensional entities or could there really be intelligent life from another planet? Why do these beings like to interfere with our Nuclear programs? Do not miss this, you will not be disappointed.
Jun 15, 2021
Salt Lake City Utah & The Future of Cultish
01:04:00
Join us as Andrew, Brother Wade, & Jeremiah talk about the upcoming church plant “Apologia Salt Lake” & what this means for the future of Cultish. Why is there such a need for a church like Apologia to be planted in the Salt Lake area & will that be beneficial to cultish even though Andrew will be moving to Utah? Tune in to find out! You can find out more about this new church plant at https://apologiautah.com/
May 25, 2021
Seeking Ascension /Finding Jesus: A Journey Out Of The New Age
02:09:41
In "Seeking Ascension, Finding Jesus" Ex-New Ager, Theresa Gentry, shares her dramatic journey from being an eclectic spiritual practitioner to becoming a devoted follower of Jesus Christ. Her story is full of twists, turns, and supernatural encounters along the way. Theresa shares an intimate window into her traumatic past. Her coping mechanisms and addictions led to debilitating health problems which became a gateway into the New Age where she desperately searched for the answers to heal and become truly whole. Throughout over a decade of seeking, Theresa collected many spiritual titles including Ceremonial Artist, Altered Consciousness Specialist, Multi-Dimensional Priestess, Medicine Woman, Psychic, Healer and Teacher in a continued attempt to find spiritual wholeness and true healing. Her journey led her on spiritual pilgrimages all over the world from Burning Man, conscious festivals, and psychedelic ceremonies, to gathering with thousands of other seekers at Chichen Itza, the infamous Mayan Pyramid, on December 21st, 2012 with a hope and a prayer to help humanity ascend into “5D consciousness”. Despite her accumulated esoteric knowledge and spiritual insight, there was no end in sight to attaining the true peace and wholeness she longed for all her life—until she had a dramatic encounter with Jesus that changed everything. Theresa’s story will challenge Christians and New Agers alike as “Seeking Ascension, Finding Jesus” tells a powerful story about a desperate search to find wholeness, healing, and forgiveness through the New Age—and of the peace, she finally found in Jesus.
May 18, 2021
Part 2: Confessions Of A Mormon Ghost Hunter
00:49:21
Join us as we continue our conversation with former Mormon Jared Fawcett as he shares some of his experiences with the paranormal contacting the other side as a Ghost Hunter. What does authentic ghost hunting really look like & what ultimately lead Jared to close that door forever? Tune in to find out!
May 11, 2021
Part 1 : Confessions of a Mormon Ghost Hunter
00:53:12
Join us for our latest series as we were recently on the road in Utah & talked with former Mormon Jared Fawcett about his upbringing being adopted into a Mormon family & how that led him into becoming a " Ghost Hunter. What exactly is ghost hunting & why would an upbringing in Mormonism make something like that appealing? Tune in to find out!
May 04, 2021
Part 2: Navigating The World of Astrology
01:07:44
In part 2 of our series on Astrology with Marica Montenegro of Christian Answers for the New Age, Jeremiah and Andrew continue their quest of understanding the worldview implications behind Horoscopes and Astrology. Why are so many people attracted to something that never gives any definitive answers? Join us in the series to find out! You can find out more about Marcia Montenegro & the work she does at http://www.christiananswersforthenewage.org/
Apr 27, 2021
Part 1: Navigating The World Of Astrology
00:54:51
In our latest series we welcome back Marcia Montenegro & delve into the entrancing & alluring world of Astrology. Why do millions of people around the world have such a fascination the alignment of the stars & where exactly did astrology originate from? Join us in the series to find out! You can find out more about Marcia Montenegro & the work she does at http://www.christiananswersforthenewage.org/
Apr 20, 2021
Part 2:Leaving The Hebrew Israelites
00:53:08
Join us as we continue our conversation with Oscar Dunlap who spent 8 1/2 years as a devout Hebrew Israelite. In part 2, we talk about what led him to ultimately leave the movement & how he went about deprograming himself from when he was a true believer.
Apr 13, 2021
Part 1: Leaving The Hebrew Israelites
00:53:53
In our latest series, we talk with Oscar Dunlap who spent 8 1/2 years as a devout follower of the Hebrew Israelites. What exactly do the Hebrew Israelites believe & why has this movement spread like wildfire; attracting followers among the likes of Kendrick Lamar & Amare Stoudemire? Join us for Part 1 as we give a brief history of its origins & an overview of the theology that has become a key source of identity for so many in this day & age. James R White is the unofficial executive producer of this series.
Apr 06, 2021
Mark Hofmann & The Mormon Murders
01:48:57
In our Latest Series, we share our immediate thoughts upon binge-watching the recent Netflix TRUE CRIME series "Murder Among The Mormons". Who exactly was Mark Hoffman and what drove him to commit forgeries & ultimately murder that shook the Mormon Church to its core? Tune Into Our Conversation to Find out!
Mar 30, 2021
Part 2: Investigating The Church Of Wells
01:15:55
Join us as we continue our conversation with Matt Myer who’s spent nearly the last decade living next-door to the Church of Wells. In part 2 we briefly talk about the Dr Phil special , the truth about Catherine grove & also how Sean Morris & Jake Gardner’s teachings would fit them into the category of destructive theological Cult. You can find out more about Matt & his family at https://www.mattandjodymyer.com/
Mar 23, 2021
Part 1: Investigating The Church of Wells
01:05:24
In this long-awaited series, we talk finally talk with Matt Myer who's spent nearly the last decade living next door to a cult known as "The Church of Wells". In part 1, we talk with Matt about his first interactions with them, how its leaders Sean Morris & Jake Gardner started the church, and how the Church of Wells falls into the category of a destructive cult psychologically & sociologically using measurements by cult experts Steven Hassan & Rick Allen Ross. You can find out more about Matt and his family at https://www.mattandjodymyer.com/
Mar 16, 2021
Conspiracy Theories: Staying Sane In A World Gone Mad
01:43:45
Join us as we talk with author Doug Van Dorn on this taboo & controversial subject. -Where did the term "Conspiracy Theory" actually come from? -What is the allure behind conspiracy theories & should we ignore or entertain them? -Is there a levelheaded and rational way to do both without becoming paranoid & going down the rabbit hole? Tune in as we answer these & a whole lot more in this jam-packed episode! You can find more about Doug Van Dorn & his book "Conspiracy Theories: A Christian Approach to a Taboo Subject" at https://www.douglasvandorn.com/
Mar 09, 2021
Part 2: Growing Up In The Moonies
00:58:34
Join us as we continue our conversation with Karin VanNorstrand who was a first-generation moonie also know as the Unification Church. In the 2nd part of our series, Karin shares about when what it was like she arrived in New York & what it was like to participate in a mass wedding officiated by Sung Myung Moon & what lead her to ultimately leave the moonies.
Mar 02, 2021
Part 1: Growing Up In The Moonies
00:43:25
Join us as we expound upon our previous series on the Unification Church and talk with Karin VanNorstrand, a first-generation moonie. In the first part of our series, Karin shares about her upbringing in Germany & how the political climate of her time led her to discover the Message of Sung Myung Moon, hence becoming part of his movement.
Feb 23, 2021
Gina Carano & The Cult Of Cancel Culture
00:51:37
Join us as we have a brief & candid conversation with filmmaker & social disrupter Darren Doane about the Orwellian cult of cancel culture. Last week, the sudden firing of actress Gina Carano from The Mandalorian sent shockwaves through the entertainment industry & trended worldwide on all social media platforms. Is there a deeper underlying religious dogma behind the unquenchable thirst of what seems to be the endless canceling with no end in sight? Is there any possible way to live fearlessly in our Brave New World? Tune in to find out!
Feb 16, 2021
A Cultish Q&A: Vol 2
01:44:38
This is a replay of live Q&A we recently did tackling a variety of topics including YWAM, UFO's, Conspiracy theories, our thoughts on Qanon & a whole lot more!
Feb 09, 2021
Part 2: Leaving The Moonies
01:00:53
In the second part of our latests series, we continue our conversation with Hana Castaneda, who grew up in the Unification Church, better known as “The Moonies”. How did Jesus Bring Hana into saving faith? What does life look like now in the Moonies? Join Jeremiah Roberts, The Super Sleuth, and Absolute Drewth as they talk to Hana about what it was like to leave Sun Myung Moon’s Korean cult know as the Moonies.
Feb 02, 2021
Part 1: Leaving The Moonies
01:08:27
In our latest series, we talk with Hana Castañeda who grew up in the Unification Church better known as "The Moonies". Did Sun Myung Moon really have a vision of Jesus? What does it look like to grow up in an arranged marriage? Join us as we talk with Hana about what it was like to grow up in this cult founded in Korea by the "reverend" Sun Myung Moon.
Jan 26, 2021
A Cultish State Of The Union: Vol 2 - Feat John Cooper
01:05:10
Join us as we have an open & candid conversation with Skillet frontman John L Cooper about the current state of the world & how it relates to his new book “Awake & Alive to Truth. “ How did we get to where we are today and what are some practical ways to live out our faith in this Brave New World Of political strife ? Tune in to find out!
Jan 19, 2021
The Exorcism of Kristen Bellamy Q & A
01:18:17
In this follow-up series, we are joined once again by pastor Josh Thompson & Ward Hiney who is the director of the upcoming documentary "Dark Holler" for an impromptu Q & A on the events discussed in our recent series. -Did Kristin actually break her foot when she was baptized? -Is it possible for Satan to still reside in a human after they are saved? -What's the difference between demonic oppression and possession, and where do we draw the line between the spiritual realm and mental health? Tune in as we answer these and other important questions in this episode!
Jan 05, 2021
A Cultish End of 2020
01:21:53
In our last episode of the year, we our joined by Matthew Hunter from Legacy Wilderness Academy & Drew Reynolds who's been involved with us behind the scenes since we launched back in October 2018. Join us as we cover a broad variety of topics including, the necessity of having a Christian biblical view on cults vs how they have have depicted on HBO, A&E, and by people like Sam Harris. We also talk about some of the practical implications of how to avoid typical characteristics seen in Historical Cults and a whole lot more!
Dec 29, 2020
Walter Martin & The Secret Of Christmas
00:25:35
We are enjoying some much needed time off with our families so we are releasing this brief but important message by the late Dr Walter Martin on the secret of Christmas. Merry Christmas everyone!!! ⠀
Dec 22, 2020
Part 2: The Exorcism of Kristin Bellomy
01:10:28
Last episode we ended on a bit of a cliffhanger as pastor Josh was about to take Kristin down into the river to baptize her... What exactly happened that day and how to we give answers & make sense of it in light of what the bible says about the supernatural & unseen realm? What is the best way to approach what seems to be a difficult & taboo subject? Tune in for the 2nd part of our series to find out!
Dec 15, 2020
Part 1: The Exorcism of Kristen Bellomy
00:51:30
If someone came up to you claiming to have experienced or participated in an exorcism, what would your initial gut-instinct be? For most, it would be immediate skepticism & disbelief given all the over the top sensationalism of Hollywood films like "The Exorcist" & televangelist charlatans like "Bob Larson". Join us as we talk with pastor Josh Robinson & former witch Kristen Bellomy who unexpectedly shared this unique experience soon to be featured to the upcoming documentary https://www.darkhollerfilm.com/. Is there way reasonable & biblical way to make sense of what seems to be a taboo & hush hush subject amongst evangelicals & especially the reformed world? Come Join us for the first part of our series to find out!
Dec 08, 2020
Part 2: Decoding The Enneagram
01:54:45
In part 2 of our latest series, we are joined once again by Marcia Montenegro who prior to becoming a Christian, was heavily involved with New Age, occult, and Eastern beliefs including practicing as a professional astrologer for eight years. In this episode, we focus heavily on Richard Rohr who popularized the enneagram and brought it into the evangelical Christian church. Who exactly is Richard Rohr & do his beliefs resemble anything remotely close to historical orthodox Christianity? Join us as we have an in-depth conversation exploring what Rohr really believes and also bring up some of the most popular questions/objections that are brought up when talking about whether or not the Enneagram is ok. You can find more about Marcia Montenegro at http://www.christiananswersforthenewage.org
Dec 01, 2020
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00:02:13
Cultish Merch is finally here!!! Go to http://shopcultish.com/ to see our selection of T-Shirts, Hoodies, Stickers & so much more!
Nov 30, 2020
Part 1: Decoding The Enneagram
01:11:06
Latest Episode is up!! In Our latest series, we finally have a long awaited in depth discussion on the enneagram. Is it just a neutral tool for helping understand yourself or is it something else entirely? Join us for the 1st part of our discussion with former new ager Marcia Montenegro as we dive deep into its dark historical origins & how it worked it's way into the evangelical church.
Nov 24, 2020
Part 2 :Debunking The Cosmic Christ Of The New Age
01:19:48
Latest Episode is up! In part 2 we continue our conversation with former new ager Steven Bancarz talking about about the Jesus of the New Age aka "The Cosmic Christ". How do we respond meaningfuly to the epistemology (knowledge claims) made about Jesus by the New Age teachers like Oprah Winfrey, Russell Brand, & Deepak Chopra? Join us as we continue to scale the language barrior of terms like "Ego"," Mindfulness", "Universal Self", "Consciousness", "little Christ", ETC & take an extended in-depth look into what the New Age believes about Jesus and what they mean by those terms.
Nov 17, 2020
Part 1 :Debunking The Cosmic Christ Of The New Age
01:33:17
Latest Episode is up! In our latest series former new ager @stevenbancarz joins us in studio again to talk with us about the Jesus of the New Age aka "The Cosmic Christ". If you ever hear someone in the New Age talk about Jesus, you will more than likely hear words "Ego"," Mindfulness", "Universal Self", "Consciousness", "little Christ", ETC. What exactly do these terms mean and is there respond a meaningful way to understand & respond to to the knowledge claims made about Jesus by the New Age? Join us as we scale the language barrior & take an extended in-depth look into what the New Age believes about Jesus and what they mean by those terms.
Nov 10, 2020
Exploring The Dangers Of The New Age With Doreen Virtue, Pt. 2
01:00:58
In this second episode of the latest series, the Super Sleuth and Yvonne Welz continue their conversation with once-famous New Ager-now born again Christian, Doreen Virtue. With New Age beliefs on the rise in a culture that denies absolute truth, how can you have a fruitful Gospel conversation with someone who is a practicing New Ager? Step into the Kingdom of the Cults and listen to our last episode in our latest series titled, "Exploring the Dangers of the New Age with Doreen Virtue" where Doreen, the Super Sleuth, and Yvonne Welz expose the false Christ, the Spirit, and the Gospel of the New Age.
Oct 27, 2020
Exploring The Dangers Of The New Age With Doreen Virtue, Pt. 1
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In our latest series, 

Oct 20, 2020
An Overview of the Repressed Memory Movement
00:52:05
This is a continuation of our previous episode with Hanna Cagle who spent a good amount of time in "SOZO" which specializes in the practice of recovering memories. What exactly is Recovering Memories? Is it even possible through psychological techniques to delve into the fog of the past in order to remember the trauma that's been buried deep within the subconscious mind? Or, can you become fully convinced of something traumatic from the past that in fact has never happened? Better yet what is exactly is the nature of Memory? Join us as Co-host Jeremiah becomes the Guest & opens up as he shares some of the ins and outs about this unique & controversial topic.
Oct 13, 2020
Saved From Sozo: Discerning The Charismatic World of Inner Healing
01:06:06
In our latest series, we delve back into the discernment realm & speak with Hannah Cagle who spent a good amount of time in a para-church ministry SOZO which has not been without its share of controversy. Do you really have to travel inward and into your past in order to have a personal relationship with God? Is this type of practice spiritually dangerous regardless of one's sincerity? Regardless of where you stand on the role of spiritual gifts & healing, we invite you to be part of this conversation.
Oct 06, 2020
Cultish and Sheologians Crossover: Untelling The Handmaid's Tale, Pt. 2
01:33:31
In this episode, we continue our conversation on the Handmaids Tale with Joy & Summer from the Sheologians podcast! Join us as we scale the language barrier and fully analyze Margret Atwood’s view of the world, religion, and politics put forth in her dark dystopian vision infamously known as The Handmaids Tale that has now become a Cultish Icon for so many in today's intense political climate. Come Join us!
Sep 29, 2020
Cultish and Sheologians Crossover: Untelling The Handmaid's Tale, Pt. 1
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In our latest series, we join forces with Summer & Joy from the Sheologians podcast & explore the Margret Atwoods dark dystopian vision portrayed in her best selling novel & now television series “The Handmaid's Tale”. 

Since it’s television debut on Hulu in 2017, “The Handmaid's Tale” has not only become one of the most binged television shows in history, but it has also become its own independent symbol for “Women’s Rights” in today’s intense political climate. 

Why has Atwood’s unique vision of an oppressive dystopian society where women are portrayed as second-class citizens resonated with so many & how do we respond to the underlying worldviews that are propagated in both the book & television show?

Come along with us as we join forces with Joy & Summer from Sheologians to “Un-tell” The Handmaid's Tale.

Sep 22, 2020
Exploring The Spiritual Dangers Of Yoga, Pt. 2
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In part 2 of our latest series, we are joined once again by Christine Schwan who has heavily involved in the practice of Yoga for nearly a decade & also has an extended resume in the health & fitness industry that spans over 30 years. Is Yoga fundamentally a physical practice that just so happens to have some spiritual elements or is it fundamentally a spiritual practice that just so happens have stretching? Is there a way to have a rational & level-headed approach when dealing with what seems to be such a controversial topic? Join us for the 2nd part of this introductory overview to find and be part of the conversation!
Sep 15, 2020
Exploring The Spiritual Dangers of Yoga, Pt. 1
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In our latest series, we are joined by Christine Schwan who has been involved in health & fitness her entire life, having been a certified aerobics instructor for over 30 years, as well as a national and state aerobic and fitness champion. After unexpected life changes brought her to the sacred space of single motherhood with 2 small boys, Christine began practicing hot yoga as a way to find more balance in her life, physically, mentally, spiritually, emotionally & fell in love with the practice of hot yoga then went on to receive her Yoga Teaching Certification in the summer of 2008 with Jimmy Barkan and the Barkan Method which included power, Vinyasa, and hot yoga, along with being certified in Yoga for Golfers (Level I/II), Yoga Sports Performance, and Functional Movement Science. In addition, she is currently an adjunct professor of Anatomy & Physiology for over 12 years and is certified in NLP, Hypnotherapy and is a Trainer for the Heart Math Institute. It is her extensive knowledge in these areas, as well as kinesiology and the biomechanics of the muscular system, which enables her to bring a depth of knowledge of the human body to her clients. Christine specializes in corrective alignment, rehabilitation, movement, and improving sports performance for numerous college & professional athletes in the NFL, MLB & NBA. Is Yoga fundamentally a physical or spiritual practice? Is there a way to physically practice Yoga without embracing the spiritual elements? Join us for the 1st part of this introductory overview to find and be part of the conversation!
Sep 08, 2020
A Cultish Q&A
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Sep 01, 2020
Part 2: Rescued From White Supremacy:Life Inside The Church Of Israel
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Aug 25, 2020
Part 1: Rescued From White Supremacy: Life Inside the Church of Israel
00:56:07
Imagine growing up in a white supremacist church and being taught from a young age that the only skin color that exemplifies the image of God is white and that everyone else is non-human. In our latest series, we talk with Sarah Bruce who grew up in and ultimately ended up leaving the “Church of Israel” which still holds to & preaches white supremacy to this very day. . What are their core beliefs and what was it like growing up in a church that tried to use the bible to preach white supremacy? Turn into this incredibly important & relevant conversation to find out!
Aug 18, 2020
A Cultish State of the Union: Vol 1
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In our first-ever Cultish “State of the Union”, we are joined by former Hare Krishna & head roaster of Kahi Roasting Co Alexander Larsen! All 3 of us dive into a raw, uncensored, & wildly caffeinated conversation surrounding the current "Cultish" state of Affairs in The year of our Lord 2020 A.D. Buckle up! This episode is a wild ride!
Aug 11, 2020
Part 2: An Overview of The World Mission Society Church of God with Mike Winger'
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Aug 04, 2020
Part 1: An Overview of The World Mission Society Church of God with Mike Winger
01:05:39
Have you ever run into a group at a Wal-Mart,Target, Shopping Mall, or School Campus wanting to talk to you about "God The Mother"? If so, chances are you were talking with a well known Koreon based cult known as the World Mission Society Church Of God. Who are exactly are they & what do we really know about their founder On-Song-Hong? How do they fall into the catory of cult We also take an in-depth look as to how they fall into the catogory of a cult following the well know BITE model given by cult Expert Steven Hassan
Jul 28, 2020
Part 2: Manson's Trial, Skewed Justice, & Unexpected Redemtion: A Cultish True Crime Series
01:19:08
This is the final episode in our first full length true crime series. In this episode we are joined once again by Dr. Robyn Hall (Dr. Mindhunter) and we dive even deeper into the infamous trial of Manson. In this episode we discuss what forms of independent lines of testimony and witness were gathered to formulate to finally arrest Manson & put him and his family on trial. We end with a discussion on the Biblical approach to the trial and justice following with a look into Susan Atkin’s life and Charles Manson’s life after the trail.
Jul 21, 2020
Part 1: Manson's Trial, Skewed Justice, & Unexpected Redemtion: A Cultish True Crime Series
00:55:22
In the final segment of our true crime series, We are joined again by Dr. Robyn Hall as we look into the infamous trial of Manson and his family that gathered not only national attention, but also that of president Richard Nixon. In our first segment, we look into the investigations that took place in the wake of the murders at 10050 Cielo Drive and also discuss what forms of independent lines of testimony and witness were gathered and Norman to formulate a conviction & put mansion & his family on trial.
Jul 14, 2020
Part 2: Manson's Family, Spaun Ranch & The Summer of Love: A Cultish True Crime Series
01:10:57
In this segment of our #TrueCrime series, we continue to explore the cultural, psychological, and spiritual influences that allowed Manson to formulate his infamous family. ⠀ Jeremiah & Andrew are joined once again by Dr. Robyn Hall aka (Dr. Mind-Hunter)who gives a psychoanalysis behind the madness behind Charlie’s obsession with being famous , The Beatles White Album, & the truth behind Helter Skelter & how it led to the infamous murders that took place in August 1969.
Jul 07, 2020
Part 1: Manson's Family, Spaun Ranch & The Summer of Love: A Cultish True Crime Series
00:59:38
This is the beginning of our second series in this extended True Crime series, Jeremiah & Andrew are joined once again by Dr. Robyn Hall aka (Dr. Mind-Hunter) and the three discuss the formulation of the Manson Family during the 1967 Summer of Love. The Hippie movement was the catalyst that brought Charlie to San Fransisco, but why did He move to Los Angeles? For what reason did Charlie amass a small following? Check your favorite podcast catcher for this brand new episode of Cultish to get a glimpse of life as a Manson.
Jun 30, 2020
Part 2: Inside The Mind Of The Manson: A Culitsh True Crime Series
00:57:17

In the second part of our series, Jeremiah & Andrew are joined once again by Dr. Robyn Hall (Dr. Mindhunter) and discuss the victimology of those slain by the Manson family at 10050 Cielo Drive.  

 

We also delve into Charlie’s extended life of crime that landed him in prison.

 

How did Charlie's worldview and musical influences develop while in prison?

 

Tune in now to learn how Charlie's upbringing and time behind bars led to the influence and the formulation of the Manson family.

This is the 2nd part of our extended true-crime series.

Jun 23, 2020
(Part 1) Inside The Mind of Manson: A Cultish True Crime Series
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In our latest series we delve into the dark and world of Charles Manson and are joined by Dr Robyn Hall who obtained her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Midwestern University in 2016. ⠀ ⠀ She was saved by grace in 2011 and has been a member of Apologia Church since that time. ⠀ ⠀ Dr. Hall's primary area of expertise is in the treatment of Posttraumatic Stress resulting from various trauma. ⠀ ⠀ Her dissertation focused on the treatment of PTSD in United States combat Veterans and she completed her predoctoral internship at Arizona State Hospital. ⠀ ⠀ Until recently, Dr. Hall has worked in private practice as a Psychologist in Mesa, Arizona. Dr. Hall's is currently on sabbatical to focus on her growing family.⠀ ⠀ Nearly 50 years after the Infamous murders took place. people have still tried to grasp and understand who he was and why he did what he did. ⠀ ⠀ In our first episode we start at the very beginning from his early childhood and explore many of the sociological aspects that made him who he was. ⠀ ⠀ This is the first part of our extended true crime series.
Jun 16, 2020
Part 2 : Leaving The New Age
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Jun 09, 2020
Part 1: Leaving The New Age
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Jun 02, 2020
Part 2: Navigating UFO's & The World Of The Occult With Dr. Raymond Boeche.
01:05:22
In Part 2 of our series, we're joined once again Dr. Raymond Boeche who is the Founder and former director of the Fortean Research Center & has been involved in the study of unexplained phenomena since 1965. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ While Government secrecy & cover-ups have always been part and parcel to UFO sightings, its connection to the world of the occult & black magic has been incredibly underplayed. ⠀ ⠀ Is there a spiritual danger to this phenomena, that well known spokespeople in the UFO community like Jeremy Corbell, George Knapp, & Louis Elizondo might not fully be wary of?⠀ ⠀ Tune in to the 2nd part of this for this incredibly important conversation to find out!
May 19, 2020
Part 1: Navigating UFO's & The World Of The Occult With Dr. Raymond Boeche.
01:08:54
New Episode is live!!! ⠀ ⠀ In our latest series, we are joined Guest Dr Raymond Boeche is the Founder and former director of the Fortean Research Center & has been involved in the study of unexplained phenomena since 1965. ⠀ ⠀ He has served as Nebraska State Director for the Mutual UFO Network, on the Board of Advisors for Citizens Against UFO Secrecy, and in various capacities with numerous other organizations around the world involved in the study of unexplained phenomena.⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ While Government secrecy & cover-ups have always been part and parcel to UFO sightings, its connection to the world of the occult & black magic has been incredibly underplayed. ⠀ ⠀ Is there a spiritual danger to this phenomena, that well known spokespeople in the UFO community like Jeremy Corbell, George Knapp, & Louis Elizondo might not fully be wary of?⠀ ⠀ Tune in to the 1st part of this for this incredibly important conversation to find out!!
May 12, 2020
Part 2: End Times Visions: The Road to Armageddon
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In Part 2 of our series, we continue our conversation with about making sense of current end times. Throughout history, people have used apocalyptic books like "Revelation" & the "Olivet Discourse" to try and interpret & make sense of events like The Cold War, 9/11, The War on Terror, & especially current events taking place right now. Is there an alternative to making sense if biblical prophecy asides from lining it up against whatever the current headlines are? Tune in to fine out! Dr. Gary Demar author of “Last Days Madness,
May 05, 2020
Part 1:End Times Visions:The Road To Armageddon
01:07:25
In our latest series we explore all the mysteries & complexities of “The Last Days” Throughout history & especially the last 40 years, people have used apocalyptic books like Revelation to try and make sense of complex world events & in many cases, forecast specific dates for the end of the world. Why do people have such a fascination with the last days & how does it played in to Infamous cults like the Manson Family & the tragedy portrayed in the recent mini-series WACO? Is there a way to make reasonable sense of things like “The Mark of the beast”? We are joined by Dr Gary Demar author of “last madness.” You can check out all of his resources at https://americanvision.org/
Apr 28, 2020
Part 2: Herbert Armstrong & The Worldwide Church of God
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In part 2 of our series, we continue our discussion with Michele Kissman who spent nearly 30 years in the Worldwide Church of God. ⠀ Throughout its entirety, the WWCOG was considered a cult by most evangelicals until recent revisions including changing their name to Grace Communion International in order to distance from all the negative history and baggage associated with the name and Armstrong. Updated editions of Walter Martins “Kingdom of the Cults” also credited them for moving from Cultism into Christianity. Where does Worldwide Church of God stand really stand theologically and are there areas that we should all be still be concerned about? Tune into our latest series to find out!
Apr 21, 2020
Part 1: Herbert Armstrong & The Worldwide Church of God
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In our latest series we talk with Michele Kissman who spent nearly 30 years in the Worldwide Church of God otherwise known as Armstrongism. In the first part of our discussion we focus in on its founder Herbert W. Armstrong (1892–1986), who was an American newspaper advertising designer prior to starting the WWCOG. Why did his radio & television program “The World Tomorrow” with its apocalyptic vision of world events captivating to so many? What lessons can we learn from here given current events in our world? Tune in to find out!
Apr 14, 2020
Part 2: Covid_19 & The Rise of A.I.
00:48:58
Apr 07, 2020
Part 1: Covid_19 & The Rise Of A.I.
00:48:29
In this episode Jeremiah and the Super Sleuth enter into the COVID-19 pandemic that has taken the world hostage. Joining them is Matt De Jesus an avid filmmaker who has been in business for over 30 years. Together the three highlight current events and contrast the climate of the outbreak of COVID-19 with the rise of A.I. "What do COVID-19 and A.I. have in common?" and "Can A.I. solve the problem that plagues all mankind"? Tune into Cultish where this time we enter into current affairs and the rise of A.I.
Mar 31, 2020
Word of Faith & New Thought: A Modern Assessment, Pt. 2
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Continuing last weeks discussion on the relationship between New Thought cults and the Word of Faith movement, we are joined by former New Thought proponent Melissa Doughtery and ex New Ager Steven Bancarz to examine positive confessionalism. This “name it and claim it” doctrine originated in the late 1800s with the teaching known as the Law of Attraction, first coined by Luciferian Helena Blavatsky, and became a staple teaching in New Thought and New Age philosophy. Statements such as “you possess what you confess” (Kenyon) and “you can have what you say” (Hagin) are classic lines by prominent Word of Faith fathers, though these principles originate from the metaphysical schools of the late 19th century. Positive confessionalism has worked its way into some very influential modern-day charismatic churches who have began to embrace the likes of Copeland and Hinn within their circles, refurbishing this doctrine under the new titles “declaration” and “decree”. Join us as we discuss the pervasiveness, error, and danger of this staple WOF doctrine and its relationship to the New Thought cults of past and present.
Mar 24, 2020
Word of Faith & New Thought: A Modern Assessment, Pt. 1
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The Word of Faith movement is often critiqued for its health and wealth Gospel, charismatic abuses, and the antics of its televangelists. What’s talked about less often is its historical ties to the metaphysical cults of the late 1800s, and its doctrinal parallels to New Thought and New Age spirituality. Word of Faith grandfather E. W. Kenyon (1867-1948) was influenced by New Thought teachers such as Phineas Quimby and Mary Baker Eddy, thanks to his extensive metaphysical library and the influence of New Thought at his college of study. These teachings later become adopted and intensified by the father of the modern WOF movement Kenneth E. Hagin, who inspired the likes of Copeland, Roberts, and Hinn. In this series, we are joined by former New Thought proponent Melissa Doughtery and former New Ager Steve Bancarz to document these historical ties and analyze the striking similarities between WOF teachings and the metaphysical cults of past and present.
Mar 17, 2020
Part 3: How To Talk To Mormon Missionaries
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In the third & final part of our “How to Talk to Mormon Missionaries” series we are joined once again by former Mormon missionary Dan Tate and dive into the meat and potatoes of LDS Theology derived from “Lesson Two: Plan of Salvation” from the “Preach My Gospel” handbook. Lesson One was the bridge used by the LDS to show how they are different from Christianity; and how through the Great Apostasy the truth of the gospel was lost. Lesson 2 aims to help the Investigator walk the bridge through the Ordinances of the gospel. So what is the Plan of Salvation now? How are you saved according to LDS theology? Better yet, What are the ordinances that Joseph Smith restored? If you’ve ever wondered what to expect if you ever sit down with a pair of missionaries, our guest Dan Tate gives quite the unique perspective as someone who once believed and taught this message to others for 2 years while on his mission in Florida.
Mar 10, 2020
Part 2:How To Talk To Mormon Missionaries
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In the second part of our “How to Talk to Mormon Missionaries” series we are joined once again by former Mormon missionary Dan Tate and dive into the Mormon concept of the “Restoration and the Authority of Joseph Smith” derived from the “The Message of the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ” from the “Preach My Gospel” handbook. ⠀ ⠀⠀ How can you know the impressions of your heart are your desires or from God? ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Was it up to Joseph to Restore the Gospel or has the Word of God and the Church been preserved throughout time by the power of the Holy Spirit? ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀If you’ve ever wondered what to expect if you ever sit down with a pair of missionaries, our guest Dan Tate gives quite the unique perspective as someone who once believed and taught this message to others for 2 years while on his mission in Florida.
Mar 03, 2020
Part 1:How To Talk To Mormon Missionaries
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In our latest series, we are joined once again by former mormon missionary Dan Tate as we examine the 1st lesson that Mormon Missionaries will teach potential converts called “The Message of the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ”. Did the Christian church really go into darkness & apostasy for nearly 1800+ plus years requiring a complete restoration? Is the current mormon church even consistent with the original claims of their prophet Joseph Smith when this alleged restoration took place? If you’ve ever wondered what to expect if you ever sit down with a pair of missionaries, our guest Dan gives quite the unique perspective as someone who once believed and taught this message to others for 2 years while on his mission in clearwater Fl.
Feb 25, 2020
Part 2: Inside The Life Of a Mormon Missionary
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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!

Feb 18, 2020
Part 1: An Inside Look At The Life of A Mormon Missionary
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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.

Feb 11, 2020
Part 2: Escaping Warren Jeffs & The FLDS
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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.
Feb 04, 2020
Part 1: Escaping Warren Jeffs & The FLDS:
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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.  

Jan 28, 2020
Part 2: Rescued Out Of The New Age & Mormonism
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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!
Jan 21, 2020
Part 1: Rescued Out Of The New Age & Mormonism
00:52:08
Jan 14, 2020
Part 2:Growing Up In The U.P.C.I (United Pentecostal Church International)
00:51:23
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!
Jan 07, 2020
Part 1:Growing Up In The U.P.C.I (United Pentecostal Church International)
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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! 

Dec 31, 2019
Walter Martin & The Secret of Christmas
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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!!! ⠀
Dec 24, 2019
Part 2: Cross Examining Jeffrey Epstein & The Finders
00:50:04
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.
Dec 17, 2019
Part 1: Cross Examining Jeffrey Epstein & The Finders
00:51:03

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.

Dec 10, 2019
Part 2: Discerning Kanye West, Conspiracies, & Joel Osteen'
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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
Dec 03, 2019
Discerning Kanye West, Conspiracies, & Joel Osteen
01:08:32

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.

Nov 26, 2019
Part 2: Tom Delonge & The UFO Phenomena
00:52:56
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.
Nov 19, 2019
Part 1: Tom Delonge & The UFO Phenomena
00:46:54
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.
Nov 12, 2019
Part 2: Double Deception
00:41:21
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!
Nov 05, 2019
Part 1 : Double Deception
00:35:54
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)
Oct 29, 2019
A Walk Down Mormon Memory Lane
01:04:03

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.

Oct 22, 2019
Part 4: Across The Table With Elijah Stephens'
01:00:45
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!
Oct 15, 2019
Part 3: Across The Table With Elijah Stephens
01:23:45

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.

Oct 01, 2019
Part 2: Across The Table With Elijah Stephens
01:08:05
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. ⁣
Sep 24, 2019
Part 1: Across The Table With Elijah Stephens
01:10:27
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. ⁣
Sep 24, 2019
Leaving Mormonism
00:57:22
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!
Sep 03, 2019
Part 2:Leaving Mormonism
00:43:13

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!

Sep 03, 2019
Part 1: Bethel And The New Age
01:10:04

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.

Aug 20, 2019
Part 3: Bethel And The New Age
00:33:35

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.

Aug 20, 2019
Part 2: Bethel And The New Age
01:08:24

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.

Aug 20, 2019
Part 3: Unraveling the (U.P.C.I United Pentecostal Church International)
01:28:45

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.

Aug 06, 2019
Part 2 : Unraveling The U.P.C.I (United Pentecostal Church International)
01:09:59

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.

Jul 23, 2019
Part 1 : Unraveling The U.P.C.I (United Pentecostal Church International)
00:58:11

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.

Jul 22, 2019
Part 2: Mary Baker Eddy & Christian Science
01:04:33

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.

Jul 09, 2019
Part 1: Mary Baker Eddy & Christian Science
00:55:13

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!

Jul 08, 2019
Part 2: Leaving the Jehovah’s Witnesses - Vol. 2
00:57:55

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.

Jun 11, 2019
Part 1: Leaving the Jehovah’s Witnesses: Vol. 2
01:02:09

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!

Jun 10, 2019
Part 2: Leaving the Jehovah’s Witnesses - Vol. 1
00:44:20

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

May 28, 2019
Part 1:Leaving the Jehovah’s Witnesses - Vol. 1
00:46:48

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 28, 2019
Culitsh & Sheologians: Bob Lazar & The UFO Phenomena
01:00:11
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 14, 2019
Culitsh & Sheologians: Contacting The Other Side
00:52:28

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.

May 07, 2019
Rise Of The Cults
01:01:45

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!

Apr 23, 2019
Part 2 : Deciphering Joseph Smith's Book Of Abraham Translation
01:10:38

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

Apr 09, 2019
Part 1 : Deciphering Joseph Smith's Book Of Abraham Translation
00:55:51

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

Apr 08, 2019
Part 3: Defecting From Bethel
00:53:24

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.

Mar 27, 2019
Part 2: Defecting From Bethel
00:59:07

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.

Mar 26, 2019
Part 1: Defecting From Bethel
00:50:42

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.

Mar 25, 2019
Part 2: Navigating The New Age & The World Of The Occult With Steven Bancarz
01:13:27

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

Mar 12, 2019
Part 1: Navigating The New Age & The World of the Occult With Steven Bancarz
00:48:07

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.

Mar 12, 2019
Part 2 : The Postmodern Maze Of Mormonism
01:00:33

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.

Feb 26, 2019
Part 1 : The Postmodern Maze Of Mormonism
00:53:48

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.

Feb 25, 2019
Part 2 : Decoding The Church Of A.I.
00:34:37

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.

Feb 12, 2019
Part 1 : Decoding The Church Of A.I.
00:47:31

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.

Feb 11, 2019
Walter Martin & The Baptism Of Boldness
00:42:02

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.

Jan 29, 2019
Part 2 : Leaving The Hare Krishna Cult
00:57:24

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.

Jan 15, 2019
Part 1: Leaving The Hare Krishna Cult
00:47:20

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.

Jan 14, 2019
Part 2 : Leah Remini & The Jehovah's Witnesses
00:59:40

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.

Jan 01, 2019
Part 1 : Leah Remini & The Jehovah's Witnesses
00:55:01

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.

Dec 18, 2018
Part 2: Through Jones Colored Glasses
00:59:38

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.

Dec 04, 2018
Part 1: Through Jones Colored Glasses
00:57:48

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.

Dec 03, 2018
Cultish: Escaping Scientology Part 2
00:49:59

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.

Nov 13, 2018
Cultish: Escaping Scientology Part 1
00:41:16

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.

Oct 31, 2018
Cultish: The Jesus of the Cults
00:59:32

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.

Oct 22, 2018
Cultish: Confronting the Filipino Son of God
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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.

Oct 21, 2018
Cultish: Ground Zero Jonestown
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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

Oct 20, 2018