Cultish

By Jeff Durbin, Jeremiah Roberts

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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 psychological perspective. Immerse yourself in the thinking, teaching, strategies, and consequences born out of the nefarious leaders of these movements.

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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 09, 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 25, 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 25, 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 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: Navigating The New Age & The World Of The Occult With Steven Bancarz
01:13:26
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 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 evolving American religion.
Feb 26, 2019
Part 1 : The Postmodern Maze Of Mormonism
00:54:01
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 26, 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 12, 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 15, 2019
Part 2 : Leah Remini & The Jehovah's Witnesses
00:59:39
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
00:55:02
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 04, 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
00:41:20
Oct 31, 2018
Cultish: The Jesus of the Cults
00:59:33
Oct 31, 2018
Cultish: Confronting the Filipino Son of God
00:51:08
Oct 31, 2018
Cultish: Ground Zero Jonestown
01:03:37
Oct 31, 2018