James Arthur Ray Profile


We have just added to our website our Profile of James Arthur Ray. In this free Profile, Brady Blevins looks at the history of this controversial teacher, as well as his teachings and activities, and provides a biblical response.

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José Luis de Jesús Miranda Profile


We have just added to our website our Profile of José Luis de Jesús Miranda. In this free Profile, James K. Walker looks at the history of this controversial teacher, as well as his teachings and activities, and provides a biblical response.

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Utah Mission: Help Us Go or Go with Us


Can you be a partner of our 2015 mission trip to Manti, Utah? There are three ways you can help:

  1. Praying for our missionaries
  2. Donating to support our team
  3. Joining the team by coming with us

Here Is How It Works

For 26 years, Watchman has sent teams of missionaries to Manti, Utah each summer to share the true gospel with Mormons. The Mormons produce a huge outdoor drama, The Mormon Miracle Pageant, outside of their temple in Manti. The pageant features a cast of hundreds in a major production dramatizing the story of Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon.

Tens of thousands of Mormons attend and we join with many other Christian groups to pass out tracts and share in gospel conversations for hours each evening before the pageant begins. The first few days we provide training and a crash course in Mormon theology and history. We also take a tour of Temple Square in Salt Lake City (and have lots of fun).

Please Partner with Us

We need your support this year to help with the costs of this mission trip. Would you consider an online donation to help cover the expenses? Your gift may also provide partial scholarships for some of our missionaries who are ready and willing to go but fall short of the needed funds.

Click to Donate Utah Mission 2015: www.watchman.org/donate

Please help us cover 100% of the costs this year. If we are able to fully-fund the Utah mission trip, additional funds will be made available for other Watchman Fellowship ministry, apologetics, and evangelistic projects.

Want to Join Our Utah Team?

Why don’t you come with us? Please pray about being a summer missionary with Watchman for the 2015 Utah Mission Trip. We provide all the training but if you are not ready to witness to Mormons directly, you may want to go as a Prayer Intercessor. You can be part of our team by being onsite to watch, encourage, and pray as we share the gospel.

Our trip is June 14-21 and the cost is $1,200 including all training, witnessing materials, tracts, lodging, most meals, ground transportation, and airfare from most major US cities. If you want to provide your own transportation to Salt Lake City, the total cost is $700 for the 8 days and 7 nights. Space is limited so if you think you might be interested, let us know right away. Just email or call our mission trip coordinator, Renae Storms, and she will provide an application and more information.

Contact Renae Storms
817-277-0023 ext. 103

Most of all, we need your prayers. Please pray that the Lord will touch countless hearts in Utah this summer with His gospel of grace. Please pray that each of us on the mission team will be “speaking the truth in love” (Eph. 4:15).

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MorningStar Ministries / Rick Joyner Profile


We have just added to our website our Profile of MorningStar Ministries and Rick and Julie Joyner. In this free Profile, Keith Gibson looks at the history of the Joyners and their organization, as well as their teachings and activities, and provides a biblical response.

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Top 3 Reasons Not to Join the Jehovah’s Witnesses (Free Video)


Meet Daniel Grissom. He was one of the Jehovah’s Witnesses we have helped through our witnessing resources. You will be thrilled to know, Daniel left the Watchtower and was radically transformed by God’s grace becoming a true follower of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Daniel made the spiritual journey from the Kingdom Hall to the Kingdom of God. I am excited to share that Daniel is now part of our team as a support staff member at Watchman Fellowship. That, my friend,  is a miracle!

He has just produced the first in a series of short videos explaining why he is no longer a Jehovah’s Witness. I wanted you to have access to this right away. I believe these videos will be great resources for you to learn more and be equipped to share with Jehovah’s Witnesses at your front door. Please tell me what you think.

FREE: Click to Watch (6.2 min.) www.watchman.org/3ReasonsVideoJW.htm

The prayer and financial support of our friends like you help us to be able to produce witnessing resources like this and to reach those in false religions like Daniel Grissom. Daniel and I, along with the rest of our team, want to tell you how much we appreciate your help.

Thank you for standing with us!

Get a Free Copy of The Concise Guide to Today’s Religions and Spirituality with Your Year-End Donation


If you can help us between now and December 31, I would like to say “thank you” by sending a signed copy of my book. Like many nonprofit ministries, a significant portion of Watchman’s support is given during the month of December. Unfortunately with only a few days left in 2014, our donations are way behind last year and over $36,000 under budget. That is why I need your help.

If you have already made an end-of-year donation, THANKS! Our staff and their families trust in the Lord’s provisions and rely on the generous donations of our partners like you to continue our ministry of apologetics, equipping and evangelism. If you believe in our ministry but have not yet made a December donation, you still have time to give a tax-deductible gift. If you can make a final 2014 donation online by midnight, December 31, I would like to express my appreciation by sending you an autographed copy of my book, The Concise Guide to Today’s Religions and Spirituality.

Our staff and I worked for over 10 years researching and compiling the key doctrines and practices of the vast majority of faiths in America. The result was this book containing fast facts on over 1,700 cults, sects, occult groups, world religions, Christian denominations, controversial doctrines and spiritual leaders. This 359-page book is conveniently arranged alphabetically from “Aaronic Order” to “Zoroastrianism” with hundreds of cross-references. Be prepared to know the basics when friends or family come in contact with another religion or controversial belief. Any new online donations made before January 1 using this special link will automatically qualify you to receive your autographed copy (USA only). Please take advantage right now.

Your Year End Donation: Why is your year-end gift so important? Did you know that the financial donations from Christian friends and partners like you fund all of our evangelism, apologetics, and teaching ministries? This support also makes possible our annual missionary outreach to Utah as well as our international mission trips.

We count on and are thankful for the support of ministry partners like you. You help us stay on the “front lines” of apologetics and outreach. Your year-end gift this December means so much more than a mere tax-deduction. Your gift provides the funding needed to advance the ministry and it is a source of great encouragement to me and the rest of our team. It tells me that you believe in what we are doing and want to stand with us in the ministry. Please consider a year-end 2014 donation.

Thank you for praying for our staff and their families in 2014. May you and your family enjoy a blessed New Year in 2015!

New Profile of Scientology (Plus a free DVD Offer)


Did you know…

  • Lawsuits: We have been sued by Scientology for $9.5 million.
  • Espionage: Our Watchman Fellowship offices were infiltrated by Scientology operatives.
  • Intimidation: We have been threatened with search and seizure for owning copies of Scientology’s top-secret “OT” documents.

I want to tell you the whole story so this month we are offering a FREE copy* (see details below) of our DVD, Escaping Scientology. On this video, I share a brief overview of the history and beliefs of Scientology. I also expose details about the spying, lawsuits, and threats to shut down our ministry that we have faced over the years.

Next, I introduce you to Karen Pressley who shares for the first time on DVD the amazing story of her 17 years in Scientology. She worked 16-hour days for $34 a week to spread the “gospel” of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. When she joined the headquarters staff at their secretive compound in the California desert, things went from bad to worse. Karen knew she had to get out. But she quickly found out leaving would not be that easy!

Why is the DVD Free?

I want you to have this DVD for free this month because I don’t want money to stop you from owning this powerful video. All I am asking is a donation of at least $3.81 to cover shipping and handling. If you can do more, we certainly appreciate it. In fact, the December donations we receive the last two weeks of each year are critical to the future of our ministry. If you choose to make a generous end-of-year donation, please know that you are investing in a biblically solid Christian ministry of apologetics, evangelism, and missions.

Also, be sure to download our free 4-page Profile on the Church of Scientology. This is a completely rewritten, much-needed update to replace the original Profile we published twenty years ago.

* Free DVD Details: The DVD, Escaping Scientology (c) 2006, is available for free. All we ask is an online donation of at least $3.81 to cover the postage and handling. This offer ends December 31, 2014 and is valid for USA addresses only. International donors will receive an email receipt with a link and password so that they may also watch the video for free online. Thank you for your support!

Austin, TX Gunman Tied to the Christian Identity Movement


As we noted in our Twitter and Facebook streams, recent news reports have linked the man who shot at governmental buildings in downtown Austin, TX to the Christian Identity movement. According to these reports, Larry Steven McQuilliams owned the book Vigilantes of Christendom (with which he included a handwritten note), and was allegedly a member of a Pacific Northwest Christian Identity movement called the Phineas Priesthood.

What is the Christian Identity movement? In our Index of Cults and Religions we define the movement as follows:

The belief that the true identity of the ten lost tribes of Israel is the white, Anglo-Saxon race. The belief is similar to but distinct from the doctrine of British Israelism. A number of independent churches and organizations (including some militant racist groups) make up the general movement. Most deny the Trinity. Some teach a form of the Serpent Seed doctrine, believing that Jews are descendants of Eve’s alleged sexual relations with the serpent (Genesis 3) and are thus not fully human. Many also hold that non-Whites are descended from the union of Cain and a woman from a supposed pre-Adamite race.

We give far more information about the movement, including its history and a biblical response, in our free Profile of the Christian Identity movement.

Rob Bell’s New TV Series for the Oprah Winfrey Network


In our Twitter and Facebook streams we linked to a news story about Rob Bell’s new television series for the Oprah Winfrey Network. The article interestingly notes, “Bell sounds more like Oprah than a theologian.”

Why is this important? What does Rob Bell believe, what does Oprah believe, and why is it significant that the two have joined together in their teaching? You can learn about these individuals and their beliefs in our free Profiles on Rob Bell and Oprah Winfrey, and also learn about the biblical perspective on their teachings.

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Our New and Improved Digital Profile Notebook


We’ve updated the digital version of our Watchman Fellowship Profile Notebook with special features for smartphones and tablets. Our Profile notebook contains over twenty years of research, and 452 pages of information on cults, alternative and world religions, and you can now carry it with you wherever you go.

New features in the digital version of our Profile Notebook include:

You can learn more, and see these special features in action, in our video demo of the digital version.

You can order the digital version of the Profile Notebook for $25, or you can order the printed version of the Profile Notebook for $49.