Posted in News on March 30, 2013
As we remember the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ, this weekend, I wanted to share this 2-minute video highlighting some amazing archeological finds related to Christ’s Passion Week.
About one fourth of our four New Testament Gospels is dedicated to the week leading up to Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection. Please take just two minutes to watch this inspiring video.
As a former Mormon, I especially appreciate the historical and archeological discoveries that support and corroborate the accuracy of the Bible. I found there is nothing that comes close to this when examining the Book of Mormon.
In fact, this free video was produced in Israel by my friend Joel Kramer and his team at SourceFlix. They produced several of our most popular DVDs including “The Bible Vs. Joseph Smith,” that compares the historical and archeological support for the Bible compared with Mormon scriptures.
I want to thank each of you who are praying for our staff and ministry at Watchman Fellowship. May you have a blessed celebration this Resurrection Sunday. Remember the empty tomb…. “He is not here, He is risen indeed!”
Yours in Christ,
James K. Walker, President
Watchman Fellowship, Inc.
We are excited to announce our new DVD, The Debate: Is Mormonism Christian?
For two fascinating hours, a Mormon Elder and a former Mormon go head-to-head on the critical issues separating Mormonism from traditional Christianity. Both men share their testimonies then tackle the big questions. No subject is off-limits. Questions include:
- Is God married?
- Was Joseph Smith a true prophet or guilty of false prophecy?
- Does Mormonism teach that humans can become Gods?
- Is salvation by grace through faith or by obedience to laws?
- Has the Book of Mormon been changed in over 4,000 places?
- Did Joseph SmithÂ mistranslateÂ the entire Book of Abraham?
James K. Walker is a former 4th-generation Mormon. He is now an evangelical Christian and president of Watchman Fellowship in Arlington, Texas. He also serves as adjunct professor of Evangelism at Criswell College.
Elder Joseph Evans is a returned Mormon missionary and a graduate of Brigham Young University. He serves as a regional coordinator for the LDS Institute and Seminary system in Dallas, Texas.
You can watch a free preview of the DVD and order a copy here.
Posted in News on July 6, 2012
Watchman Fellowship is an independent Christian research and apologetics ministry focusing on new religious movements, cults, the occult and the New Age.
David Henke founded Watchman Fellowship in Columbus, Georgia in 1979. Today, Watchman Fellowship has grown to several offices in the United States.
Watchman Fellowship serves the Christian and secular community as a resource for education, counseling, and non-coercive intervention and evangelism training. We accomplish these tasks through our church presentations, personal counseling, this website, and other activities. We have served almost every denomination including Baptist, Presbyterian, Methodist, Episcopal, Assemblies of God, Church of God, Lutheran, Nazarene, non-denominational, etc., as well as schools, law enforcement agencies, and civic groups.
Concerning a person’s right to choose, we believe that a real choice is one based on access to all the information, and understanding both or all sides. The counterfeit groups typically try to block their members and the public from having access to this information. We have found that most cults will use deception, control, cover up, and dishonesty with their own members and the people they are trying to convert. This deception includes some or all of the following: the group’s history, false prophesy, false scholarship, a distortion of true church history and doctrine, and destructive practices of the group.
What’s In A Name?
Our name, Watchman Fellowship, is often confused with the Watchtower Society title used by the Jehovah’s Witnesses. However, we are in no way affiliated with them. Our name is taken from the Old Testament book of the Bible, Ezekiel.
“Now as for you, son of man, I have appointed you a watchman for the house of Israel; so you will hear a message from My mouth, and give them warning from Me.” (Ezekiel 33:7)
As Christians, we do believe that “we are our brother’s keeper.” Like the watchman on the wall (Ezekiel 3:17), we have the responsibility to sound a warning against the deception and destructive spiritual abuse practiced by counterfeit groups. In sounding such warning Watchman Fellowship also has a principled commitment to accuracy.
The educational and evangelistic goals of Watchman Fellowship are supported in part by voluntary donations. Donations are tax-deductible in the United States. When donations are given in exchange for materials (books, tapes, etc.), only the portion of the gift above the fair market value of the product is considered deductible – these values are listed on most items. A receipt for the total donations each year is available upon request.
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