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Cultish

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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A Walk Down Mormon Memory Lane

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.

1hr 4mins

22 Oct 2019

Rank #1

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Part 1: Defecting From Bethel

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.

50mins

25 Mar 2019

Rank #2

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Part 1: Bethel And The New Age

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.

1hr 10mins

20 Aug 2019

Rank #3

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Part 2: Defecting From Bethel

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.

59mins

26 Mar 2019

Rank #4

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Part 1 : Double Deception

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)

35mins

29 Oct 2019

Rank #5

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Part 3: Defecting From Bethel

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.

53mins

27 Mar 2019

Rank #6

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Cultish: Escaping Scientology Part 1

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.

41mins

31 Oct 2018

Rank #7

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Discerning Kanye West, Conspiracies, & Joel Osteen

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.

1hr 8mins

26 Nov 2019

Rank #8

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Part 1 : Leah Remini & The Jehovah's Witnesses

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.

55mins

18 Dec 2018

Rank #9

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Part 2: Bethel And The New Age

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.

1hr 8mins

20 Aug 2019

Rank #10

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

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! 

54mins

31 Dec 2019

Rank #11

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Word of Faith & New Thought: A Modern Assessment, Pt. 1

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.

1hr 10mins

17 Mar 2020

Rank #12

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

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.

46mins

28 May 2019

Rank #13

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Cultish: The Jesus of the Cults

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.

59mins

22 Oct 2018

Rank #14

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

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.

1hr 9mins

11 Feb 2020

Rank #15

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Cultish: Escaping Scientology Part 2

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.

49mins

13 Nov 2018

Rank #16

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Part 1:How To Talk To Mormon Missionaries

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.

49mins

25 Feb 2020

Rank #17

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Part 1: Escaping Warren Jeffs & The FLDS:

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.  

1hr

28 Jan 2020

Rank #18

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Part 1: Cross Examining Jeffrey Epstein & The Finders

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.

51mins

10 Dec 2019

Rank #19

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Part 3: Bethel And The New Age

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.

33mins

20 Aug 2019

Rank #20