Definition of False Teacher: One who presumes
to teach in the Name of the Lord when God has not sent him.
False Teacher - Walter
The Cult “Expert” Is a Cultist
Here’s an example
of one who prided himself on his supposed knowledge and expertise
in the things of God, using it to charge others with wrongdoing he
was guilty of himself. This is hypocrisy of the worst sort, because
it drags God’s Name through the mud.
We received a question about the late Walter Martin:
Hello brothers in Christ,
I find your list in line with what I have thought about many of the
false prophets you mention. The nature of the end days is deception and
false prophets. My question is in regards to Christian
Research Institute (Hank), I had my suspicions about him, however his Father the late Walter
Martin taught correct Biblical doctrine, is that right?
Greetings in Christ Jesus, Sargon,
Let’s briefly answer your question about Walter Martin, founder
of Christian Research Institute. Yes, he taught some true Biblical doctrine,
but he also taught much false. If you were to go to The
True Marks of a Cult and Diabolical
Doctrines and examine his life and doctrine by
those criteria, you’ll find much error with “Dr.” Martin.
What man of God calls himself “Doctor”? Not one. Walter
Martin had several educational credentials posted. No man of God boasts
of degrees earned in men’s institutions of learning, particularly
in theology. Doing so is the clear mark of a man who doesn’t know
the Lord or anything about Him. Paul, after coming to know the Lord,
said he counted such accomplishments and honors of men as dung (Philippians
3). And rightly so, for who can ever boast of having revelation, which
is an act of God and of no man, an undeserved gift, the only way to know
and learn of God?
Men’s institutions give intellectual knowledge, never revelation.
They inform minds; they don’t transform them. They educate; they
don’t illuminate. They entitle men; they don’t humble them.
Without humility, it is impossible to worship, never mind serve, God.
Their members are enthroned and crowned when they should be crucified
instead. Men praise and glorify themselves and one another, but those
who know and love the Lord, praise and glorify Him.
At this video, you will find Walter Martin saying that the United Pentecostal
Church sets itself up as the judge of all churches. Hasn’t Martin
done exactly that? How has he not? Who is he to accuse? Not that I defend
the UPC; I don’t. We are talking “Doctor” Walter Martin
Walter believes in the pagan trinity doctrine. He believes in eternal
torment. He is an orthodox Christian, agreeing with the “grievous
wolves” Paul warned would soon enter in among believers after his
departure, and would even rise from among believers, speaking perverse
things, drawing disciples to themselves, and ravaging the flock of God.
Who came immediately after the apostles? Some of the wolves that came
to be known as “church fathers,” so-called successors of
the apostles. Did nobody know that apostles are never officially succeeded?
Orthodox Christianity is wrong. Orthodox Christianity is the harlot,
Mystery Babylon the Great, the mother of harlots.
Hank Hanegraaff succeeded “Dr.” Walter Martin at the CRI
helm and isn’t his son. He continued the traditional teachings
and practices of their organization, with some changes. Ironically, Walter
Martin established CRI to fight “cults,” and it was
by the occasion of their doctrines and ways that we developed The
True Marks of a Cult, which exposes the wolves in sheep’s clothing,
including CRI, Walter Martin, and Hank Hanegraaff.