The Kingdom of the Occult

The Kingdom of the Occult


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The Kingdom of the Occult by Walter Martin, Jill Martin Rische, Kurt Van Gorden, Kevin Rische

The Kingdom of the Occult delivers the timely followup to Dr. Martin's best-selling The Kingdom of the Cults

This book takes Dr. Walter Martin's comprehensive knowledge and his dynamic teaching style and forges a strong weapon against the world of the Occult-a weapon of the same scope and power as his phenomenal thirty-five year bestseller, The Kingdom of the Cults (over 875,000 sold).

Chapters include: Witchcraft and Wicca, Satanism, Pagan Religions, Tools of the Occult, Demon Possession and Exorcism, Spiritual Warfare, etc.

Features include:

  • Each chapter contains: Quick Facts; History; Case Studies; Theology; Resources

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781418516444
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 10/14/2008
Pages: 752
Sales rank: 353,241
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 2.20(d)

About the Author

Kurt Van Gordon, formerly a pastor in Utah, is the director of Jude 3 Missions and the Utah Gospel Mission, founded as a mission to cults in 1898.

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The Kingdom of the Occult 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
MYerkes More than 1 year ago
The Kingdom of the Occult, by Walter Martin, Jill Martin Rische, and Kurt Van Gorden, is an excellent read. An exhaustive, one-stop resource, the book includes gripping case studies, extensive resources for further study, and a Scriptural response section that arms the reader with biblical truths to refute false teaching and theology.

Included in the book are chapters on Kabbalah, Wicca, Witchcraft, Eastern mysticism and New Age, demon possession and exorcism, evangelism, goddess worship, along with many others. I found the chapters on "Christian Counseling and the Occult" and "Evangelism: Reaching the Hearts of People of particular interest." They both offered practical information and advice I can put to immediate use in my church and the marketplace.

Despite the seriousness of the topic, the tone is light and hope-filled, making it not only an educational read but an enjoyable one as well. Written in a down-to-earth, easy-to-understand style, the authors are masters at taking complex information and concepts and dishing it up in small, easy-to-digest chapters.

The Kingdom of the Occult is an exceptional piece of work, one that is appropriate for people serving in their local congregations, serious Bible students, scholars, and even theologians.

It is definitely a five-star read, one that I highly recommend!
StevenReed More than 1 year ago
The Kingdom of the Occult bty Walter Martin is a huge volume, extensively researched and passionately written. It's a real eye opener for lots of us and a clear warning about just what sort of world we really face. Many Christians approach the Bible as merely a story book or a list of rule, or that book in front of them at church from where the pastor draws his sermons. The Bible is much more than that. It's our spiritual guidebook, and in its pages are numerous references and warnings about the realm of the spirit. That's because it's real and outsude of God's protection, it's extremely dangerous. Martin goes into striking and powerful detail in this work. He defines common term we often take for granted. He lays out for us exactly what they mean and their practice and power. He gives stories regarding actual occurences. He cites Biblical instances where the world of spirit are mentioned. Frankly, it's a scary book. Within it's pages martin reveals to us a world just outside of our sight, the one God warns us about, and how it affects our physical, mental and spiritual lives. The good news is that he also understands our standing as Christians in the army of God's Kingdom and points us very clearly back to His word for guidance. This should be standard reading for Christians.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the sample which was enoughto convince methat the lack of knowledge of the authors or any respect for any faith but their own narrow brand of Christianity. Iam a Wiccan witch. What does that mean? Wicans are a type of pagan All Wiccans are pagans, but not all pagans are Wiccans. Wicans are a type of witch, butnot all witches are Wiccans. Wicca is first and foremost a religion, and a magical system second. We folow a Rede which tells us we may do what we wish, so long as it does no harm. Our magical rituals are form of prayer, like a Catholic saying a novena. We won't even pray for someone who is sick without their permisdion, because that interfetes with their free will, which I harm. We do not curse. We never seek to take control of another. So no spells to make a specific person love you, only to attract love. We do not try to convert others, and we won't teach a minor without his or her parents' permission. Werespect the fsith paths of others, believing all Paths are One, and all Gods are one. If you eant to learn the truth of a faith, read a book by a member of it. I would start with The Spiral Danceby Starhawk. And donot asdume Wiccans would Get Jesus if only they would read theBible. Most of us LEFTChristianity. I have a minor in theology from a Christian college, and have read theBible cover to cover many times. I believe in evilbut inSatan---humanns don't need help to do bad thingd, and the ,eanest person I know is also very sure she is saved and goes to church three timrs a week.
tFKr More than 1 year ago
The Kingdom of the Occult, provides the reader with a very through and complete understanding and look into the world of the occult. Martin, Rische and Gorden have provided lthe reader not only with a foundation and framework to understanding the occult but also provides an appropriate Christian response to this sensitive matter.

This book provides the reader who has little to no understanding of the occult a very valuable tool in their library. While not providing a complete solution or response, as one does not exist, it does provide one with enough information that they will be able to better understand the occult and have a starting point for their conversations, interactions and reactions.

This book is one that is a must have for any pastor, seminary student, or youth worker. The Occult is not something that is deeply studied in most seminaries and this provides an amazingly well done over view of this subject. Reader beware it will cause you to think more deeply about things that you do see in the world around you. This book is a long read, but with such an important subject you can¿t dot it justice in any less pages. Take your time and prayerfully read this book and use it carefully.
Hearthrose More than 1 year ago
Such a good book. This sort of thing tends to be very alarmist .... but Walter Martin (et al) wrote a sensible book, with careful scholarship - and reminds us that the point is to evangelize. Highest marks.
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The Bible clearly says, ¿Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needed not be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.¿ 2 Timothy 2:15. The challenge with this verse is society does not want to take the time to study, more or less to be approved unto God. This leads to being spoon fed an agenda that can and will send many souls to hell. The Kingdom of the Occult bridges God¿s Word to the history and present day attitudes and beliefs of the occults. The reader is taken to a level of understanding that one is to be held accountable for not only the knowledge that is given in this book, but to be a witness of Christ¿s message of true Salvation through the cross of Jesus Christ. Citing numerous references, handy chapter notes, and an analysis questionnaire, this book will help anyone searching for truth. This book is not for the fate of heart, but for the seeker and arduous student of the one true God, His Son, and The Holy Spirit. Written with experiential knowledge and in-depth research, the Kingdom of the Occults is fascinating and intriguing, helping to understand the disguise of modern day cults and attitudes today¿s society has adopted as ¿religion¿ and ¿spirit of relativism.¿ I was exhausted, fascinated, and impressed with this biblical research tool.
Leo1 More than 1 year ago
I really recommend this book. This book is not just for people that are seeking information about the occult. This book touches many other areas in a person's life. It's a "You Need to Know". This is a wonderful work. You will be amazed about the things you will learn and how New Age has being affecting so many thing in your life. No matter if you are a christian or not this book is awesome!!!!
barena19 More than 1 year ago
As a Christian I found this book to be ineffective. I was disappointed by the lack of information about the cults and how they affect the church. I felt the book just repeated the sentiment that "then occult is bad and the Bible tells me so" without providing a lot of scripture or detail on what in the cults was bad. I was really hoping for something more scholarly and less like a petulant child.