Used By God - Michael Rochin - Fresno, Ca. - 04/08/2013 - 23:27 -

Dear Ruth, T.A. & all those at The Berean Call, It was with great sadness when I read about the passing of Dave. I have been receiving “The Berean Call” for years, and the only news I ever received about Dave and his condition, was what was published in the monthly newsletter. Praise God that Dave is not only in the presence of our Lord but, that he left us a legacy of works that will survive many generations to come, if the Lord tarries. I want to share a story about Dave I had the privilege to experience sometime back. Dave was sensitive to the Spirit and was used in a mighty way to minister to one of the men in our group. I can't give you the year but, I attended a Men's conference in Sacramento where Dave was one of the guest speakers. He might have been the only speaker, I don't remember. I was part of a group of Men that came up from Calvary Chapel of Livermore, Ca. The Pastor at the time was Paul D. VanNoy now the Pastor of Candle Light Fellowship in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho. The conference was a 2-day event which provided dinner before the night service. I believe it was the second night. We had breaked after hearing the afternoon message and were returning for dinner before Dave spoke. Our group was running late in returning and by the time we arrived, there was only one table left. As we sat down, we noticed that Dave came in, looking like he was running late too. There was one placesetting open at our table and Dave took it. It caught us all by surprise. After a brief introduction, we were served our dinner and casually talked. I know I probably had a 1,000 questions for Dave but I kept quiet. Just before Dave was ready to give his teaching, something happen. There was a man in our group who was pretty much a new convert. His name was Bob. He was a man who worked with weights and was a body builder. He was quite buffed. Out of all the men at our table, all from our church, Dave directed his attention to Bob. I wish I had a tape recorder that day because something was said to Bob that affected him greatly. I believe, if memory serves me right, it all had to do with trusting in God and not yourself. I'm sorry I can't tell you what Dave said in it's entirety, I can only remember the impact and effect it had on Bob. It wasn't until the service was over and we returned back to our rooms that Bob approached the Pastor and started to ask him questions on what happened at the table. You see, Bob started to explain that Dave had shared with him things that only he knew. Bob could not understand how Dave, someone he didn't even know, told him things that nobody knew. Pastor Paul started to explain to Bob, that the Lord used Dave in a Spiritual gift [ whether it was the Word of Wisdom or Word of Knowledge] I don't know, but Dave was used, and it affected Bob. I'm sure there are many stories like this about Dave. He was a gifted man. He most definitely will be missed. How many Divine appointments did Dave have? How many course changes was Dave involved with that have brought forth fruit? I thank God, that I had the privilege of seeing him a number of times, and remembering the impact he had on a person I knew. I will miss Dave. Ruth, you had a wonderful husband which you will see again. T. A. you had a great friend and teacher, may you step boldly into his shoes [which I know you're doing now] and continue to fight the good fight. To all at The Berean Call, the days are growing close to our Lords return, may we all be Watchmen and proclaim the Good News. I'll be praying for you all. Sincerely Michael

The Seduction of Christianity and the Berean Newsletter - Pastor Harold J. Kilborn - Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii - 04/09/2013 - 00:48 -

Aloha! I must say, David was a true champion in defending the faith. He had the intestinal fortitude to speak out against false teachings invading the church of Jesus Christ. How many have been helped all around the world because his willingness to stand for truth. May his death result in many being raised up to "Contend for the faith that was once and for all delivered to the saints". How he will be missed, but we will shall see him again in the future, when we (Christians) will be together with our Lord for all eternity. Aloha in Jesus, The Hawaiian Minister, Pastor Harold Kilborn. Kauai, Hawaii

an encounter - meyer martine - montrouge ile de france france - 04/09/2013 - 00:59 -

I got to know M Dave Hunt in my church in Paris when he spoke about his book : the seduction of christianity ; I remember well because we were very interested in the things or the later days and we studied the book of Revelation some months before. I am sad to know he passed away but happy to know that he is at the best place seeing his beloved Lord Jesus Christ. Martine

Helped Without Meeting Dave himself - John Milligan - Aberdare, South Wales, United Kingdom - 04/09/2013 - 03:02 -

I became a believer in 1982 at the age of 18 through Teen Challenge in the UK. Up until the year 2000 I had not learned any "meaty" substance of any real value regarding end time events and the truth concerning this important area. I was introduced to Dave Hunt's material through a friend. I read some of his material and bought lots of videos of him giving talks at various places both in the USA and here in the UK. I pretty much immediately grasped what Dave was talking about regarding end time delusion and deception but also about the sheer necessity to be in God's Word so that we don't wander off somewhere. I still to this day hold Dave in admiration and will continue to do so knowing that he must be so incredibly happy and fulfilled up there right now. I never met him, but I can see in his talks that he was a humble yet strong person and believer. Mr Hunt has been a definitive help to me in understanding the Word particularly regarding end time events and deception. Dave, I'll see you soon. Can't wait to get up there.

THE SEDUCTION OF CHRISTIANITY - Sandra - Naples, NY - 04/09/2013 - 03:29 -

This bookThe Seduction of Christianity opened my eyes to the deception that was in the church. I was in shock after I read it because I had been so gullible as to believe all that I heard and saw on "Christian TV". This book changed my life and caused me to become a Berean! Thank you Lord Jesus for Dave Hunt and the ministry of The Berean Call may you continue to use Dave's books and teachings to rescue souls from the deception that is in the Church and prepare them to Stand for truth and defend the Gospel. In Our Savior Forever, Sandra

My mentor - Craig Houghton - Ontario, Canada - 04/09/2013 - 03:36 -

I grew up in a liberal Christian environment with little regard for the Bible and having never been encouraged to be a Berean. While drifting through life, I was given a series of audio tapes of Dave speaking his concerns of the Catholic church. This was the opening to a new passion and desire to pray for discernment and search out more materials offered through the Berean Call. I never had the privilege of a mentor, yet Dave fulfilled that role through his teaching, books, and audios. I now am often called upon locally to provide discernment on many different teachings making their way into the church and I feel very blessed to have resources and knowledge that Dave provided or opened the door to my mind to research further myself. Dave once refered to himself as "the most hated man in Christendom" which is probably true for those hiding behind blasphemous and occultic teachings, but for me he was the man I loved most and my beloved mentor that transformed my view of Scripture and brought me closer to our Saviour. I look forward to meeting Dave again in our Father's Kingdom. Craig Houghton Canada

Hans Kristian and Dave Hunt - Lilian Silva - Brazil - 04/09/2013 - 06:13 -

Hi! Its a pleasure have contact with Dave's ministry, I read some years ago the book "Possible Mission" of Hans and Dave, I was very blessed with it, I like to learn about the true christianity, and I learned a lot with the devotion of Hans, Dave, their families and the Christians behind the iron curtain. I was very impacted with this message. And I searched a lot about Dave and Hans but i did not find informations, and these days, 04.07.2013, I found this website, unfortunately, after Dave sleeps. But I'm very glad to find more informations about him and I like to know about Hans, do You have informations about his ministry or his history after the iron courtains?? I thank you a lot the attention, God bless you all and bring consolation about Dave sleeps. Lilian Silva

A Glorious Legacy - Melanie Nickolaus - Albany, NY - 04/09/2013 - 07:15 -

My utmost condolences to Dave's family, friends, and colleagues at the Berean Call.  He will be sorely missed but has left us all such a glorious legacy of truth and discernment.  May the Lord comfort and uphold you all through the coming days and let us rejoice as we think of the many, many crowns Dave will receive from Jesus' hand. 

Daves appearance on an end time prophecy video tape. - jeremy - 04/09/2013 - 07:38 -

I first heard Dave speak on a video tape which warned the viewers of the fast approaching end time. Dave gave several valid prophesies and articulated them so well that I said to myself ...This is a mighty man of God. .. Lord Jesus if You see Dave in heaven today would you please say hello and bless you Dave from all of us who are still down here... even so come quickly Lord...Amenable

A Woman Rides the Beast - Bill Savage - Bowerbank, Maine - 04/09/2013 - 08:10 -

I cannot recall my first contact with Dave nor the Bereans, but it was through an associate and the mails that I began digging deeper into God's Word. For this I have been continually thankful. I feel I have, since my 14th birthday (1957), believed God's Word was His revelation to me. I have found Dave's work to affirm to me I had chosen correctly; though the Lord was giving me this affirmation daily. I spent most of my formative years in a strong Catholic neighborhood here in Maine. Most of my friends attended the local Catholic Church and attended its schools. Many of them told me stories of fear and forbidden activities. When I invited them to my Church I was told they would be excommunicated if they even walked into the building. I never really understood that kind of thinking until I read A Woman Rides the Beast. (ca. 1998) There have been many changes in the RCC since the 1950s in an effort, I feel, to retain its members, but this book has shown me how these folks are lost in their papal traditions. I am so sorry for my friends, but they will not allow me to approach them directly concerning their lost state. Thanks to Dave Hunt and the Bereans I am well informed and wait on the Lord to use me in a small way.

Stunned by the truth - Garrett - Arizona - 04/09/2013 - 11:29 -

The first time I heard Dave Hunt was from a conference DVD set I received as a gift. I was a new Christian, only a couple of years in the Lord, and he was teaching on islam. I was desperately trying to learn all could about the differences of the various religions and was stunned that someone was telling me the truth so candidly and backed it up with heavily researched evidence. I was floored at what I learned. It was like taking a semester on the religion of islam and its tenets in one hour. It was exactly what I needed. This led me to search out other amazing teachers to understand the biblical record historically, scientifically, but most of all relationally with our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ. He helped me grow in Jesus by leaps and bounds. His faithfulness in the ministry God blessed him with has helped me to be a better Christian as of the type of the Bereans and I will greatly miss him down here on Earth. We desperately need God to raise up more men like him and ministries like The Berean Call in this world to be the salt and light God has called us to be. We have truly lost one of our most powerful Christian soldiers. May God bless us with more like Dave Hunt.

What Love is This? - Jill - Pittsburgh, PA - 04/09/2013 - 12:06 -

I loved Dave's book, "What Love is This?", and have recommended it to a number of Christians who struggle with the subject of Reformed Theology/Calvinism. It reinforced the Biblical teaching I had received as a young child, that God truly desires for every man, woman, and child to come to a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. I'm so happy that Dave's faith is now sight, and he is glorying in the presence of his Savior. Hallelujah! What Love is This!

Peace, Prosperity and the Coming Holocaust - Linda Johnson - Nashville, TN - 04/09/2013 - 14:52 -

I messed up my life, to put it extremely lightly, by giving in to demonic oppression in my teens, once, and it resulted in divination. The Lord forgave and restored me, but in my twenties and thirties, I was suffering pretty badly from harassment and intimidation from the people in whose hands that divination landed. But try to tell the average church of those times what was going on, or what you were suffering! They were busy being sucked into the deception of Religious Right, considered Reagan a "virtual" brother in Christ, more than any suffering saints in America, anyway, and they were accepting the leadership of the Televangelists. Try to tell them that these things were going on, that they were dangerous and that you were suffering because you resisted them, and all they could say was that this was good, clean fun—they weren't interested in discerning a difference between the falsity of a horror movie and the reality of the spirits who inspired them, much less that the good, clean fun of the horror movie was itself very dangerous. I walked to the K-Mart near our home one day (I had stopped going to Christian bookstores very often, which sold lots of fluff, much of it harmful in my experience, and at very least, unhelpful and unworthy of the holiness and dignity of the supposed subject matter) and found Peace, Prosperity and the Coming Holocaust on a revolving wire rack placed in the store by a distributor of Christian books. At last I found someone who knew that this was not a joke, who seemed to believe what the Bible taught about it, and that it mattered! I will always be grateful to Dave Hunt for his stand against the occult, false teaching (again with the "seduction of Christianity", and with Calvinism, one of the first seductions at the hand of Augustine). I felt that he was an ally in my persecutions and my struggle to be Biblical, to hold fast to only the Bible as the light of God in the world.

Dave Hunt-- a spiritual grandfather - Rebecca Jefferson - Laurel, MD - 04/09/2013 - 14:57 -

When I found out that Dave Hunt passed away a few days ago, I cried. I couldn't understand why I was crying because I never got the chance to meet him. But I think that was precisely the reason why. Around 2002, I picked up a copy of The Berean Call that had been laying around the house for a while. I must have been around eleven or twelve years old. I was immediately hooked. In those days, every time my dad would say, "The Berean Call's here!" when it would come in the mail, I would storm down the steps to get it. I would visit The Berean Call's website constantly, and I even remember what the website used to look like back then (the blue and white with the old icon, the brown and white one too). There were many things I loved about Dave Hunt, but I think his rock-solid faith was what captured my attention. The time that I would read the Berean Call back then was a time when I was actually a very fragile new believer. My parents were no longer in the Word Faith movement by then, and were/are very solid believers. But I struggled with condemnation, something that would often gnaw into my spirit like a knife. It was a constant battle trying to figure out whether or not I was saved, because I knew I loved Jesus, but I was very inconsistent and distracted as a young Christian. I loved not only Dave Hunt's stance against false teachers and teaching, come what may, but his faith that seemed to hold fast against everything. I loved how he would say that when he became a Christian he immediately had assurance of his salvation, and how he roused up his opposition in college by holding fast to the Word of God. His first love was always the Word of God. Growing up, I actually made up an affectionate nickname for him- "Daverie" as I used to call him. And having no grandfathers of my own (they died long before I was even born), I saw him like a spiritual grandfather. I have a few of his books and I also listened to Search the Scriptures Daily off and on, and I also look forward to listening to TBC's new radio show. I soon learned about other biblical Bible teachers and discernment folks as years went by, and I started reading BCs in my email or on the website rather than in written form, but I still loved Dave Hunt, and he always held a special place in my heart. I would look at the calendar, curious when he would come my way here in Maryland, for months and years. Except for the year 2002 when he was in Frederick, I never saw Dave Hunt come back to Maryland. The one thing I regret is that I didn't get a chance to give a big, long hug to one of my all-time favorite people in the world. I still struggle with condemnation every once in a while, but God has taught me so much and has been so merciful. I love evangelism and I want to spend the rest of my life telling people about Christ. I can't help but think, through tears, that somehow he played a role in that. I can't even imagine what Mrs. Hunt is feeling right now, and I'm so sorry that she lost so great a husband. He was so fortunate to have someone who cared for him like that. I know she'll see him again. And by faith, I know I will too. I wish The Berean Call staff all the best. And may God continue to bless T.A. with wisdom and discernment. In Christ, Becca

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Dave Hunt will be missed - Pastor Tom Chesko - San Diego, California - 04/09/2013 - 15:48 -

I met Dave on several occasions. He was always friendly and willing to give of his time. I am grateful that the Lord blessed the people of God through his ministry for so many years. He was an encouragement to me to stand up for truth, even when it is costly. May others come behind him and continue to preach the Word.

An Urgent Call to a Serious Faith - Walter Wild - Troy Mi - 04/09/2013 - 16:06 -

How I admired his zeal and his love for Christ. It moved me to a deeper relationship with my Savior. God bless Ruth and the Berean Call and may your work continue until the Lord returns.

Introduction to TBC - Lety c z - San Antonio, Texas - 04/09/2013 - 16:52 -

My youngest brother introduced me to the Berean Call in the Spring of 2008. He had recently accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior. Our mother took us to a Methodist church since we were little, but both made decisions to ask Jesus to come into our hearts later as adults---I am humbled on the Lord's mercy on me! After graduating from high school, I enrolled part time at a community college. As I did so, began to notice how college instructors in psychology, Philosophy of Religion and even History courses would undermine God's Creation, Jesus Christ, and the Bible. With God's help, what I had been taught in church and little knowledge I had, decided to stand against them. I was intimidated to stand up because no one else would. "Could I be wrong?" I thought. No! What My pastors taught me is the Truth. As I began reading Dave's and Tom's writings, The Lord Jesus brought clarity---tears of joy and thankfulness have rolled down my face. When someone tries to undermine God and/or His Word, I am no longer intimidated! It is beautiful to share God's Inerrant Word with others. I have bought Dave and Tom's books, some I pass on to pastors, family, and friends and stress the need to be a Berean. God's Holy name is praised for allowing this ministry to bring clarity on so many unbiblical issues (heresy) that I had no idea were infiltrating us and our churches. Some years ago I wrote to The Berean Call and I write them again today, I would love to meet them all and in all humbleness give them all a kind hug. My family rejoices with Mrs Hunt, T.A. and this ministry. How Great Thou Art---Merciful God!

How Dave Hunt influenced my life - Barbara - Liberty, TN - 04/09/2013 - 20:03 -

When I lived in CA, I attended CCCM of which Dave Hunt was a welcomed guest speaker. This is where I first met him and became a follower of him until this day. I listened to him speak with passion and he was adamant that we should be aware of our surroundings; cautioned us to read and understand the end times, draw closer to the Lord and be prepared with insight and knowledge. I have read three of his books and all are factual. I loved it when he came, I always felt and received new revelations concerning the Word of God. He was animated when he spoke, mainly because he spoke from his heart and was determined that you understand the end times. He was greatly respected, knowledgeable, funny to a point, and loved by all who came to know him. I will personally miss him - he was a true servant of God! 

A Man with Jeremiah's Heart and Ministry Called Home - Glenn A. Knudson - Fargo, ND - 04/09/2013 - 21:43 -

The church often does not understand nor realize how to gain God's blessing because we do not want hear God's word and warning thus we cannot receive His love, comfort and power. This statement marked the ministry of our dear brother, Dave Hunt. As Jeremiah was commissioned by the Lord "for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak. Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee saith the Lord. Then the Lord put forth his hand and touched my mouth. And the Lord said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth." Jeremiah:1:7b-9, so was Dave Hunt called. A man who had no theological degree, but had the Word of the LORD impressed upon his heart from years of studying it on his knees. Who needed no degree, because the Lord took him to the same school where he took Peter and John, who the "theologically" trained of their day, marvelled that they were able to speak such things, "because they had been with Jesus". The LORD gave Dave a clear vision of the enemy's devices and how the evil one desired to deceive, consume, and destroy the Lord's bride, and to whom God called to warn of these coming attacks--psychology, false religion in the name of Christianity, eastern mysticism, wolves and hirelings devouring the flock and the total denial of the authority of God's Word by those that claimed to follow it. However, Dave was not only called to warn the church, but he was also called to share the gospel with all who would listen and hear. Many did not want to hear Dave's message but wanted their ears tickled with words of peace and prosperity. Like Jeremiah, Dave was called where only a remnant would listen, but most would not have eyes to see or ears to hear, for their hearts were hardened and turned from the Lord and His Word. Like Jeremiah, as one reveiws the life and ministry of our dear brother, we can see he could say with Jeremiah "Thy words were found and I did eat them: and thy word was unto me joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts, I sat not in the assembly of the mockers, nor rejoiced; I sat alone because of thy hand: for thou hast filled me with indignation." Jeremiah:15:16-17 As Jeremiah grieved, wept and cried out because of the impending destruction that was coming upon Judah because of her turning from the Lord, I remember seeing Dave's tears as he spoke of the church turning her back on the Lord, rejecting His word and forgetting her calling. There was real compassion and real tears for the lost and wayward. One incident stands out in my memory as examplimatic of Dave's calling and often the response to his message. It was in the early 1990's and Dave had been speaking at the Winnnipeg Prophecy Conference in Winnipeg, MB, Canada. The Sunday after the conference he had been invited to speak in one of the largest Baptist churches in Winnipeg. My wife and I went to hear Dave as he was going to speak on "How we could know the Bible was true and we can defend the faith." As the service began, it was evident the leadership and the people were not really concerned with the message Dave had. The service began at 11:00 AM. We sang some hymns, then a woman from the congregation talked about the upcoming women's retreat for 10 minutes, then we sang some 7-11 choruses (seven words eleven times as Dave liked to say), then more announcements, then special music, then a fews words from the pastor, then the choir sang, and finally at 11:55 the pastor said," We are privileged to have Dave Hunt with us today, who has recently been speaking at the Winnipeg Prophecy Conference." Dave now had a grand total of 4 minutes to present his message on "Defending the Faith". As many people know, it took Dave 10-15 minutes to warm up before the real meat of God's word would begin to flow. Dave had come to share God's Word, and share God's Word he did. He presented how important it was to be able to give answers to the hard questions so that our children can know God's Word is true and that they will not walk away from the faith when challenged by unbelievers. He then began to expound from the gospel of John about the crucifixion, burial and resurrection of Jesus and how we can know the Bible is 100% accurate. At this moment it was about 12:15 and an elderly man sitting in front of my wife and me yelled out, "Doesn't he know it's 12:15? We've got to eat!!" Dave did not stop but kept teaching till his point was made. At about 12:30 the service was dismissed. My wife and I decided we would stay back and give others a chance to visit with Ruth and Dave. To our shock, the pastor shook Dave's hand and ran for the door, the people rushed by Dave and Ruth standing in the foyer with hardly a word, and soon it was Ruth, Dave, my wife, daughters and me standing with a couple of church members whose job it must have been to lock the door. I look back on this incident and see that it was so typical of much of the "church's " response to Dave's message, they would rather run to fill their belly than be filled with God's Word delivered by God's servant. The church has seen a dear brother who was a true watchman on the wall go home. There are few watchman left like Dave Hunt. He, like Jeremiah, had no joy in warning of the impending judgment because of the growing apostasy, and he. like Jeremiah, was often met with rejection and words of anger. One day the church will understand what a blessing God sent to us when he allowed Dave Hunt to be our teacher, brother and friend.

Thanks to Dave............ - Hilary - Southern lreland - 04/10/2013 - 01:01 -

Reading through the many well deserved tributes to Dave, l can only say "AMEN"  & say that he helped me through such difficult times. Firstly through the Berean Call  & then through various books, videos, etc. I can only imagine his welcome in heaven! Thank you Dave, for your faithfulness, courage, and love of God & His church. I rejoice with Ruth, that he is now with his Saviour. Maranatha!

Till we meet again father - Stephen Nyamekye - Ghana - 04/10/2013 - 01:34 -

After watching his documentary about the woman riding the beast and some of his debate with Muslim scholars i knew this was a great teacher and a very humble man of God. am sad i didn't get to know more about him before he is called home. Once again father we will meet again at Jesus feet. bye

A Message To Ruth Hunt - SavedBy Grace - 04/10/2013 - 03:47 -

Dear Ruth,

We pray for the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, to keep your heart and mind and your family's hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. We rejoice with you in the realization that Dave has obtained the prize of his heart's desire, "For to me to live is Christ and to die is gain." - Philippians 1:21

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” - Ephesians:2:8-10

Dave Hunt has a way of proclaiming God's truth in a down to earth manner that both challenged and stayed with you - David Lartey - London - 04/10/2013 - 04:53 -

I was privileged to hear Dave twice at Calvary Chapel Westminister, London on various issues such as prophecy, the threat of Islam, contending for the faith etc. His knowledge of scripture bore testimony to his dedication to academic excellence and thorough research. He always held your attention and it was difficult to nod off. One principle that Dave continuously emphasized was the fact that any christian had the ability with the aid of the Holy Spirit to study and understand the truths in scripture...no professional priest, rabbi or middle man was required for this task. He stressed that the Pastor was simply a servant of the gospel, and therefore had no grounds to feel superior and Lord it over others. One illustration that he used that had evryone nearly falling off their chairs was when he said that on his travels, most people insist on calling him "Doctor"...his normal response is to tell them that he is not even qualified to be a "Nurse"...this goes against the grain of the way some modern pastors draw attention to their many academic credentials as a way to demand a following. Personally, one legacy he has left is the need to daily study the scriptures in order both to grow and spot phoney doctrine. I pray that Ruth and the entire Hunt Family will be comforted at this time with the comfort that only God can give. May the good work begun by him and others through the Berean Call continue to communicate God's truth to the world. It gives great delight and hope to know that soon...we will meet again in Heaven. THAT IS THE BLESSED HOPE OF THE CHILD OF GOD. AMEN

Pastor/Missionary - James Pannafino - North Syracuse, New York - 04/10/2013 - 07:56 -

I believe it was the summer of 1984 that I first heard Dave speaking on the 'Point of View' afternoon radio program with Marlin Maddoux. I was a new believer at that time, driving a delivery truck, but having daily opportunity for checking out Christian radio for the first time. I was captured by Dave's Christ-centered message and, being most impressionable in my new found faith, I quickly transferred his godly character to being my own in that I assumed this to be the 'norm' for all Christians. In time, I discovered that Dave was very unique in that he stood firmly, and unswervingly, for the veracity of the Word, strongly challenging the Church to be true 'Berean's' (Acts:17:11). I soon made contact back then with Dave and over the next decade had arranged many of his travels to come here to the Northeast. This was quite an adventure for me as Dave was like a 'mobile mentor', encouraging and giving Godly counsel on a multitude of life issues. He always kept the focus on the Lord, the One whom he loved and fervently served with much passion throughout his lifetime. Eventually I returned to my schooling at Liberty University, graduating from the seminary there in Virginia. Though I received a great formal education (concentrating in apologetics) it was through Dave and his friendship, role-modeling, and voluminous writings that I personally became the beneficiary of so much wisdom for my life. For all this I will be eternally grateful to Dave and I look forward to meeting again in the Promised Land above with Jesus. In The Grace and Mercy of Our Lord, Pastor James

seduction of christianity - teresa dixon - arlington,va - 04/10/2013 - 12:25 -

i was a super baby christian and i thought every person that said they were a christian was one. i had also gotten into the "word faith" movement and was heading down a wrong road. i was in a bookstore and passed his book "seduction of christianity" and kept going. but i felt "drawn " to this book so i bought it. i read it nd threw it down and said it was wrong. but God in His faithfulness kept me picking it back up and reading it. long story short, mr. hunt taught me to check things out before "just believing" them and to make sure they line up with scripture. so since the 1980's i have received the berean call and am still sooooo grateful for the dedication to inform the body of Christ of errors and teach us God's truth according to the bible. i did have the pleasure of meeting mr. hunt and shaking his hand and thanking him personally for his input into my life. i will be one of the thousands that will totally miss him and his valuable, consistant and faithful dedication to Jesus and His sheep! love & respect, teresa dixon

A Man After God's Heart - Nahum Steadman - London - 04/10/2013 - 12:28 -

I found out about Mr Hunt's Passing away today from Caryl Matrisciana's website and my first reaction was deep sadness. Im in my early twenties but yet, this man's books, radio broadcasts, debates and biblical teaching have effected me so profoundly that i can truly say that my life has been reevaluated and re-devoted to Jesus Christ. Mr Hunt is truly an inspiration to me for his years of research, Biblical exegesis and boldness proclaiming " the acceptable year of the Lord ". One thing that I admire about Mr Hunt was the fact that he Loved his fellow brothers and sisters in Christ enough to warn them of the devil's devices and at the same time have that same love for the lost. I have several of Mr Hunt's books which are fantastic resources which have helped and continue to help me understand the signs of the times and dig deep into God's word for absolute unfailing truth. Although i am still saddened by the lost of ( In my opinion ) one of the great christian apologists, Authors and teachers i also rejoice because his name is in the book of life and he is now with our wonderful Lord being rewarded for the millions of lives he has touched. I give our Great God and Saviour thanks for Mr Hunt's Life and the tremendous legacy that he has left behind which will impact many generations. Although I know that this will be a time of great mourning for the Hunt family, Mr McMahon, family and friends i would just like to close by saying that Mr. Hunt declared the FULL (unlike most today) counsel of God, he "fought a good fight " and finished his course and now there is a crown of righteousness laid up for him. A man truly worthy of being call A Man of God.

Meeting Dave Hunt in Texas - Patty - Fairborn, Ohio - 04/10/2013 - 12:56 -

I do rejoice with Ruth that Dave is with our Lord Jesus Christ forever! The first and only time I met Dave was at an ex-Catholic conference in Texas. I was very impressed with his love for the Lord and the truth of Holy Scripture. I had been saved in 1989 after 42 years of being lost in Catholicism and I was learning a lot about the Lord and the Bible. The ex-Catholic conference helped me to be more discerning about Roman Catholicism and many other false teachings. I thank the Lord for how He has used Dave over the years to help me and many other Christians through his books and the Berean Call. I signed up for the Berean Call newsletter at the conference and it has kept me much closer to the Lord and the truth of Scripture. Thank the Lord for His faithfulness and truth and using His servant Dave to proclaim the truth of the gospel to many. All praise, glory and honor to our dear Lord and Savior Jesus Christ forever.

The Seduction of Christianity and Beyond Seduction - Sharlene - Georgia via Texas & NM - 04/10/2013 - 14:07 -

I had been a church goer since my early years and then drifted away in my 30's, After a divorce I didn't put any thought into whether what I was doing was right or wrong. Waiting for back surgery in 1988 I was at home & started watching Christian TV which was mostly a joke then. But the Lord dealt with me one night, after I had gone to bed and was reading a book, and that lasted from about 9AM until daybreak the next day. I felt his presence in my room and another presence and I knew if I ignored it, turned out the light and tried to sleep that the battle would be lost for my soul. Later I was led to go to a Christian Book store (when they were still mostly Christian books) and found Dave's book "The Seduction of Christianity."A couple of yrs later I found "Beyond Seduction". When I started reading the first one I thought it was so strict and rigid. I went back to that book over and over for years and then the same on the other. As I re-read them I had grown enough I recognized they were neither strict nor rigid. I was baptized (not Methodist sprinkled as I was the first time at 12--but baptized in a river.) I still read those books often and have bought copies for other people that profess a real interest in them . If I could take only 3 books with me anywhere it would be the Bible and those 2 books. Since then I have Many of Dave's books written by him and many by he and Tom. You can see he has had, and is still having, a great influence in my walk with the Lord. How wonderful to know he is with the one that he always loved the most and worked so hard for. May his wife have great comfort though his presence must be greatly missed. I know I will miss him on this site and knowing he won't be defending the Lord by writing more. He has left a great Legacy.

"Dave can I get you some coffee? - Jim - Norman, OK - 04/10/2013 - 14:20 -

First and foremost, my deepest condolences to the Hunt family. Dave very graciously came to Oklahoma in 2000 - 2001. We happened to have a coffee bar at CC Norman, OK. So when Dave came in he was of course offered coffee right away, but he quipped back as fast as he was offered. "WHAT! I don't drink coffee, I AM A CHRISTIAN!" As far as I could tell he was serious and gave the explanation of never putting any drug whatsoever into his body. We still love that story to this day. He was truly a man of conviction.

An uncompromising faithful servant - Daniel & Stacey Dames - Ohio - 04/10/2013 - 16:54 -

Dave's books/CDs/ DVDs and TBC newsletter have been instrumental in our spiritual growth. I often thought of Dave as a grandfather or father figure, a flowing well of wisdom, discerning all that matters without compromise. There are many times we drive through the long and winding parkway listening to Dave's CDs. His neverending patience as well as knowledge of God's Word is amazingly detailed, yet he bends never. Especially in today's age, where so very few speak the truth, and are compromising left, right and center--Dave was one of a kind. He was a humble, faithful, loving servant of God and though he's been home barely a week, we miss him terribly. I know there was an awesome celebration when he entered into the joy of the Lord. Until we all meet, may we continue to be even stronger Bereans, and hold our candles a bit higher as the world grows darker by the minute. Dave, you are already missed! God bless Dave and his family!

In the twinkling of an eye. - Roger - Louisville - 04/10/2013 - 17:15 -

It would be impossible to explain what a blessing Dave and this ministry has been to me. It started the year The Seduction of Christianity was published. I was a Christian not too far removed from the New Age Movement. I had no discernment, no direction and very little evidence of being born again. That book started me on a new journey. And I was fortified by the newsletter I received from Berean Call every month. I believe that book and that newsletter were the urging God sent to me to start intensively studying my Bible. I now have the blessing of the deeply imbedded word of God. Thanks Tom for being his partner in crime and thanks, Dave, I'll see you soon.

Judgment Day - Clara - Toronto - 04/10/2013 - 17:25 -

Brother Dave was in Toronto in 2006 and I was so taken up with his book, I came home and told my husband about Dave and he's read more of his books than I have, he said Dave's right on in his teachings.... Dave signed his name in my book so I never forgot the year, but I rejoice, because he's in heaven now and I will meet him again very soon. I know the Lord's coming is very near and the church better wake up and get on their knees. 

Word of Life - Jonathan David Cook - Fort Lauderdale, FL - 04/10/2013 - 17:58 -

During 1991 my late wife and I were at Word of Life, Schroon Lake for a week; Dave Hunt was the featured speaker. One day we invited Brother Dave for lunch in our Blue Bird motor-home and I felt extremely honoured to have my favourite apologetic author on board. I couldn't wait to hear about the latest book version of "Seduction of Christianity."  Imagine my surprise and delight when Dave, who hardly ate, launched into the synopsis for a new novel all about Israel, based on a particular visit when Mr. Hunt was moved deep in his spirit to write an end time book concerning the ultimate fate of the Jewish people. If I remember it correctly, the hero was a secular Jew who came to faith in his Jewish Messiah during the course of this fast-paced book, showing that He watches over Israel, neither slumbers nor sleeps. Now, Dave Hunt has all of the answers to the Time of Jacob's Trouble!

Many items - Mr Lindsay Amor - Sydney NSW Australia - 04/10/2013 - 18:24 -

I don't know for how long we have received the newsletter and email updates I always look forward to them and use them in quotes and also pass them on to others or leave them in strategic places. We met Dave at a conference in Sydney about 10 years ago and I still remember that and still play the tapes. Dave has been like a modern day Amos in a dark world, in a Christian world almost unrecognisable from the past and for the worse, helping people come to true faith, to get out of cults, to help get cultic heritical teachings out of Churches and Theological Colleges. We will miss him and we pray for his family & successors, and that the work carries on.

A Strong, Truthful Voice - Don Murray - WA NW coastal - 04/10/2013 - 18:33 -

I am so grateful for this man of God - who continued to stand strong in this troubled world. Thank you for The Berean Call and those who continue to have that strong voice of truth.

Rapture teachings explained to mormon kid - bilzer - high desert ca - 04/10/2013 - 19:27 -

During the era of the rapture teachings , like "late great" I was a confused Mormon kid listening to Christian radio and reading Christian books and not finding any difference between Mormonism and Christanity. Down here in Los Angeles you would get caught between Vernon McGee and Gene Scott, there were few Pastors who would clarify scriptures, they brought to the table what Bible college taught them rather than the Word and the Spirit. With the book The Seduction of Christanity Dave gave me a pattern to look for when analyzing Christian teaching that had been corrupted by the world's teachings, and when Dave took on Mormonism with Ed Decker after I had heard myself Decker argue many times with Walter Martin. It changed this Mormon man's life! To Dave and Vernon and the Walter Martins, may I thank you on behalf of Christ

A Child of the King - Marcie Mathews - United States - 04/10/2013 - 19:29 -

I'm grateful for Dave Hunt's lectures and books. His passion for research and love for the truth are reflected in his work. A Woman Rides the Beast clarifies how the Catholic church has influenced history and intends to influence the future. Dave Hunt's book Judgment Day, Islam, Israel and the Nations is up to date information that reveals what's going on in the world today. It really is an important work. I thank God for Dave Hunt's work to share the Gospel and God's love to the world. If only the world would listen and embrace the knowledge Dave tried so hard to share by his hard work. God Bless Dave Hunt as he rests and waits for the Trumpet to blow. He will ascend to heaven before the rest of the church since we know the dead in Christ will meet the Lord in the air before those that are living. Praise God. God bless Ruth his family as they wait to see him again in heaven. I know they miss him. I miss him too and I never met him. 

THE SEDUCTION OF CHRISTIANITY Showed Me My Seduction! - Bill Hamilton - Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro - Brazil - 04/10/2013 - 20:26 -

I had been a missionary to college students in the U.S. for 5 years, then switched to a multi-media ministry (Note: "Multi-media" back then meant the use of 9-12 slide projectors with a visual presentation synchronized to a sound track.). I was asked to spend 4 months in the UK and Ireland doing evangelistic presentations on campuses and to church youth groups. I ended up having a lot more "down time" than I expected, and purchased Dave Hunt's "The Seduction of Christianity" to combat some theological excesses I had noticed in the British Church. For example, John Wimber was big "across the pond" at that time, not to mention Paul Yonggi Cho. One month earlier a colleague had mentioned Dave's book as addressing these influences, along with several other important issues. As I read "Seduction" I began to see how much I had been influenced by the Evangelical Church's emphasis on "Christian" psychology and by one particular interpretation of the second greatest commandment: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself" (Matt:22:39). I had been told by a Christian psychologist a few years earlier that I needed to love myself to be able to adequately love my neighbor as myself. That triggered a frenetic attempt to "look out for #1" in the name of loving my neighbor. My "self love" search ended up cutting people out of my life who didn't allow me to maximize that "love." It also resulted in a ministry change in order to "love myself" more (i.e., make me look better). However, what I had turned into was a well-disguised ego maniac who refused to do anything that wasn't "self" loving. Ironically, this search for significance took me to the UK and Ireland, where God had prearranged my meeting up with Dave Hunt - through his book. About two months into my 4-month stint "across the pond" I became convinced that I needed to repent of my "self" love and make myself available to be anything, do anything and go anywhere for the Lord. In addition to "Seduction," I was spending 2-4 hours seeking God's face in His Word and prayer on a daily basis. That "greenhouse" experience resulted in some major changes, including having my eyes opened to the woman I would marry one year later, to the part of the world in which I would serve the Lord as a missionary ('til today - Latin America) and the type of ministry where I would make my greatest contribution for the Kingdom to date - among college students. So Brother Dave Hunt has gone home, but his legacy lives on. I am so thankful that he decided to write that controversial book called "The Seduction of Christianity," because I was one who had been seduced... and needed to wake up and repent! I am sure tens of thousands of others can say the same! I am where I am today thanks to Dave Hunt's "The Seduction of Christianity." Thanks for your courageous stand for truth, Dave!

How Dave Influence Me - Julie Cramer - Wellington, CO - 04/10/2013 - 20:40 -

There are no words to say how much Dave has influenced my life for the better. I have been reading his newsletters since the 1980s (?). I have them all stashed in my room. My 22 year old daughter also devours his writings and reads Berean Call on facebook. Thanks, Dave. So glad I saved all your newsletters.

He Was Right - Diane - Slidell La. - 04/10/2013 - 21:04 -

The second time I heard Dave speak I had come under the influence of a ministry that promoted a date for the return of the Lord. The book by this ministry was so compelling that I was completely swept up in its premise that the Lord was returning in the year 2000. I respected Dave immensely having read several of his books and knew him to be thorough in his research on many topics. I went to a meeting at Lakeview Christian Church in Metarie, LA. where Dave was speaking that night. After he had finished his teaching for the night I approached Dave with the book in hand to show it to him and ask his opinion. My hope was to be able to show him how this book was really on target. He took one look at the title and said "Oh! He is a date setter." I wanted to give him a copy for him to read but he didn't take it. I could see on Dave's face that there was not too much enthusiasm in anything the book had to say. In fact he alluded to the possibility that it was gravely in error but very gracious not to offend me. I left feeling deflated because I wanted so much for Dave to consider the validity of this book and its author. I was not upset just disappointed that he did not give much credence to anyone who set dates. In the next few years I always kept Dave's reaction to the book and its title in the back of my mind that he could be right because I really respected his opinion, teaching and stand for the truth. As it turned out the year 2000 has come and gone and it's obvious the book was wrong not only on the date but on so many other levels. And this precious valiant man was right! Even before the year 2000 came the Lord was gracious and delivered me from the error of that ministry. My esteem and gratefulness for Dave's ministry has never abated. I look to The Berean Call for truth on various topics as it is one of the few ministries not afraid to expose the error afflicting the church. My heart is deeply saddened to know he has left us. Few can match his love for the truth. I feel a personal loss. His rewards are great. Thank you Lord for Dave Hunt, a man who hunted down the truth with unrelenting tenacity . Another bloodhound from heaven!

Dave in Albania - Lorenc - Pogradec, ALBANIA - 04/10/2013 - 23:08 -

It has been a privilege to me and the saints in Albanian region during his 2 visits of Dave in Albania. And it has been an honor for me to interpret for him during these times and I've been very build up in the faith as I've made available many of his newsletters in Albanian language. His insights of the Scriptures have helped not only to understand difficult passages of Scriptures, but also have stirred on me a deep love for the Lord and His Word, for the Church and the lost. Indeed, the legacy that he has left will continue to be used in many more years to come. Keep up the good work Berean Call!

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Dave in Albania
Brother Hunt was a great blessing to me in my Christian walk - Matthias Moeller - Kilcreggan, Scotland - 04/11/2013 - 03:04 -

One of the greatest fighters for the truth of God's Word went to be with the Lord. A great loss for the entire body of Christ, even to those members which needed words of correction. After having read several books of Bro Hunt, the Holy Spirit has given me deeper insight into matters and schemes by which the enemy has diseased the church of Christ. May our Heavenly Father raise more men like Dave Hunt who will stand up for the truth despite all opposition from outside as well as from inside church. Am looking forward to the day when we all will be reconciled again and share God's glory together.

An Urgent Call to a Serious Faith - Jonathan Speer - Greenville, SC, USA - 04/11/2013 - 04:10 -

This book was a great encouragement for me at a critical time in my life, marriage, and ministry. Thank you Dave Hunt and Berean Call ministries for being channels of the blessings of God into my spiritual life!

How Dave Hunt saved my spiritual life - Christine Chipman - Kingston, Tasmania, Australia - 04/11/2013 - 04:13 -

When I read my first Dave Hunt book, I was heavily involved in one of the health/prosperity doctrine churches, and was already starting to doubt the sermons and ideas our pastor was delivering at all our church services, Bible study groups and prayer meetings, etc. I questioned him time and again because I knew that what we were being taught was not Biblical, but he would not change. After reading T.A.'s and Dave's book "The Seduction of Christianity", the Lord opened my eyes to the horrible truth of the deception that our church was being exposed to. My husband and I tried and tried to make our pastor and his wife (who also called herself our pastor, which of course is not biblical), they would not listen, and neither would the other members of the church. We decided, against all the wishes of our friends in the church, that we could not continue to remain in the church, and, with broken hearts, we left. In the following years, we saw this church fall apart, people's lives destroyed, marriages torn apart, and even one dear friend commit suicide, all because of the deception and false doctrine preached there. I have thanked God, every day since then, for leading me to pick up one of Dave Hunt's and T.A. McMahon's books, and then showing me all the other fantastic books that they, and many other biblical teachers, had written on this subject. My eyes were opened, and my heart breaks because such an important member of God's family has been taken away from us, but I rejoice, and am in fact a little envious, because I know that Dave is now with our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, and will dwell with Him and all the other members of God's family who have gone to be with Him forevermore. I also lost my best friend to that horrible disease, melanoma, which caused her to develop multiple brain tumours, and within 2 months of her diagnosis, her subsequent death, after experiencing a terrible, painful death. Knowing that she, too, is with the Lord now, as she was one of God's most devoted servants I have ever met, enabled all her family and friends to rejoice that she was finally free of pain and suffering, and would never experience this again. There was nothing she loved more than lifting her voice in worship to the Lord, and now she can sing with the angels for eternity, sitting at the feet of the Lord. Heaven has gained two beautiful, faithful, and much loved people, and we left here below can only wait for the day that our turn comes. May Dave's family find the peace and comfort that we have been able to find as they go through this time of sorrow. May they be assured that there are many, many people throughout the world who will miss him almost as much as they will. God bless all of you, and peace be with you. Yours in Christ, Christine

Thank you Lord for Dave - Brett - Somerset, UK - 04/11/2013 - 04:34 -

I first met Dave in my home town Harare, Zimbabwe over 10 years ago (can't remember exactly). Dave came at a time for me when there was much uncertanty around concerning "new blessings" and "new prophecies" being promoted by certain church leaders. Dave provided clarity on these issues in a seminar in Harare which I attended. I was so encouraged by Dave's authority and conviction when he spoke and underlined his every point with extracts from God's Word the Bible. This is a man who has not swerved from the ministry God gave him, a man who loved his Saviour, a man who inspired me to really seek the Lord and search the Scriptures first for answers and how to "test everything". I have followed Dave's newsletters and radio programes ever since and it has been so refreshing to learn from a man who would not compromise, who would confront the "wolves" publicly while at the same time take such criticism from the "sheep" who he was trying to admonish and protect - This is how we all should be living our lives and is like how Jesus was during His ministry on earth - to stand firm on the Rock and not be swayed by popular opinion, holding to the teachings of His word in everything. I will surely miss you Dave until we meet again at the banquet - May the Lord be with your family at this time. Lord thank you for Dave - all who new this man can surely say Dave is your servant and You Lord are his God.

Books - PAMELA - 04/11/2013 - 05:19 -

I thank God for being able to read Dave Hunt's books. My grandfather used to watch 700 club in the early 70s and I used to question things that Pat Robertson would say . Because I knew that many of the things were not biblical especially when he used to claim that he and his coworkers were given word of knowledge to know who is ill at any time and anywhere. God did not give them that gift. I appreciated Dave's book Occult Invasion.

A Woman Rides the Beast - Peter Dunne - Ireland - 04/11/2013 - 05:52 -

Back in 1993, I was working in the beautiful Californian ski resort of Northstar at Tahoe. On one of my days off, I decided to go into town (Truckee) and have a look around. While there, I entered a nice little book store and spent a while browsing all the different categories. When I came to the religious-books section I noticed quite a few books relating to prophecy, the Bible, etc. One book that caught my attention was "A Woman Rides the Beast" by Dave Hunt. Being a Catholic, I was very interested in seeing what the book was about and as I scanned the index, I realised that this book was 'attacking my church'. I was a devout Catholic at the time and also a practicing eucharistic minister and so you can imagine that I was quite angry at what Dave was saying. He would give examples of Catholic doctrine and then quote passages from the Bible refuting what my church was teaching. I was sure that this 'protestant guy' was totally in grave error and so, there and then, I decided that I would do the honourable thing and purchase his book along with a new Bible just to prove him wrong. I went back to my apartment, made a nice pot of tea, and began reading and comparing what Dave had written with the Bible. Obviously, it was not too long before I realised that this man was faithfully quoting the Bible. Then a thought came into my head...this is a false Bible...a Protestant Bible...I needed to get a good Catholic Bible. So I bought another 'Catholic Bible' I continued to compare notes...it was basically all the same. This was so important to me that I refused to go back to work for the following few days (even though a big storm had dumped several foot of snow on the resort and all hands were needed)...I wanted answers to my many questions. After finishing Dave's book I was in complete shock and facing a major dilemma. If this Bible was indeed the word of God, then my church was in great error on teh teaching of salvation. There was only one thing for it...I went into my room and got down on my knees and prayed to Almighty God to reveal His 'eternal truth' to me. I asked God if what I was reading was true...into my mind came a simple question from God. "Do you believe that the Bible is my eternal and Holy Word?" I replied that I did believe this...then I realised that I had my answer. At that moment, in my heart, I cried out to Jesus Christ to save me a poor, miserable sinner. It was stunning for me to realise that even while asking God to save me I was also thanking Him for His most gracious gift to me. Then, an incredible joy and peace entered my soul. I knew that God had heard my prayer and that He had indeed forgiven me. For the first time in my life I actually felt at peace with God...Jesus Christ was my friend and he would never forsake me. What a difference this was when compared to a lifetime of fear and guilt as a confused Catholic. I wrote a letter to Dave telling him of how his book transformed my life for ever and was delighted to receive a reply not too long after that, written by Ruth I imagine, welcoming me to "The Family" and praying that God would use me mightily. Much later, after finally getting a home computer with internet access, I then began to visit the Berean Call website and bought many of Dave's books to share with others. Since then I have shared the gospel with all my family (we are 15 children). Though quite a few have rejected, with much derision, what I have related to them re the Bible and salvation, others have accepted Jesus Christ's most gracious offer. Finally, being a fly-fisher and fly-tyer I was so delighted to know that Dave and T. A. both loved to fly fish, that I tied up some flies and sent them on with the hope that some nice trout would fall prey to my lures. Maybe this will tweak T. A.'s memory. I just want you to know that I love you all and pray for your strength during this difficult time. Dave is sorely missed, yet there is great joy in knowing that he is with his precious Lord, which is where we all will be someday soon. God bless from Ireland.

A Huge Influence - Noeline - Australia - 04/11/2013 - 06:03 -

I thank God for bringing Dave into my life right at the beginning of my Christian walk, 26 years ago. In fact it was while watching a video with Dave and others on it that God reached me with the all important truth which changed my life forever - "the Bible is the truth". And time and again God used Dave's ministry to teach me, or put words to thoughts, or confirm what the Lord had been leading me away from without me knowing exactly why. My daughter and I are so grateful for Dave's ministry. While we rejoice that he is safe with the Lord, his presence here will be sadly missed. Somehow, humanly speaking, on hearing of Dave's death the world just seemed to get a little bit less safe. We send our deepest sympathy to Dave's precious wife, Ruth, and family, and to all at The Berean Call. You remain in our prayers.

Divine appointment - Kim - TX - 04/11/2013 - 06:37 -

I first heard Dave on the radio in 1991. His statements about the Catholic Church angered me but also challenged me. Trying to disprove Dave I did what I had never done before, I opened a Bible. I found what he had said to be true and that I " have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to human traditions.”Mark:7:8(NIV) by blindly being Catholic. I was radically changed! Now, I try to emulate my teacher, Dave, and speak the truth in love challenging others on their beliefs, practices and traditions. What a beautiful example he has set before all of us. Can't wait for the reunion in heaven!

Dave's infulence on me personally and the ministries the Lord has had for me - Randy Niznik - Menifee, California - 04/11/2013 - 08:18 -

Since I was saved out of the hippie movement, Dave's books, conferences, radio programs, regular email information, newsletter, and especially The Berean Call website, have been my faithful source of information as I know all the information will be biblical and documented. Now in full-time ministry, the website is my first place to check on questions I get about unbiblical teachings, people by name who have strayed or have become outright heretics, or research into particular topics which are daily issues to help myself and others stay biblical and "grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ." His conviction/reputation for "rightly dividing the word" has immensely impacted me these 38 years. Can't wait to see him again.

I'm so thankful! - Sheila - St. Michael, Mn - 04/11/2013 - 09:12 -

I was born again over twelve years ago and have spent most of that time in confusion. I had allowed myself to be led in many different directions by well intended Christian family and friends. About a year ago I discovered the teachings of Dave and others, and my eyes were finally opened to the fact that the Word of God is the only sure way to know the truth! Dave was given such an amazing gift as a teacher. He was bold, unapologetic, clear, concise, humble, patient....and the list goes on, as you all know! I am so thankful to have found him and take comfort in knowing he is now in peace and will enjoy his many rewards! Love and prayers to all of Dave's family and friends.

Psa 116:15 Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints. - Dave and Ruth Sommer - In the States on furlough from Bolivia, South America - 04/11/2013 - 09:38 -

We have appreciated all the material that Dave (as well as Tom) have taken the time to research and then present in accordance with the Word of God. Truly we are to be Bereans.

Free at last - Carol Gibson - Portland, OR - 04/11/2013 - 10:40 -

Since I was a very young child I suffered with severe depression and had tried counseling, medication and other forms of treatment to no avail. One day I was watching Dave on a TV evangelist's panel discussion show and they were discussing depression. Dave looked straight into the camera and said, "Depression is an extreme form of self-centeredness", and the Lord set me free using this dear man's words to accomplish His plan. His books have been a source of encouragement, information and sanity in the my life throughout the years. Dave was a truly humble man and hero of the faith never fearing to speak the truth in love. His legacy will live on even though he has gone on to be with our Lord and Savior.

His messages - Elizabeth G. - Alberta, Canada - 04/11/2013 - 12:05 -

Dave's books, and messages via web casts have been a steady stream of encouragement to me since early in my life in Christ. For thirty years I have read and listened and taken to heart many things he has shared. I think the books that had the greatest impact on me were, "Seduction of Christianity" with T. A., and "What Love Is This?", which confirmed more than what I had already discovered about the heinous doctrines of Calvinism. And I am so thankful to John Higgins and Godly Conferences for bringing Dave Hunt into my home via the internet, because otherwise I would have never seen Dave, or be able to laugh and cry through his messages. Dave will be sorely missed by this fellow believer in the LORD. God bless.

Seduction of Christianity is the first book I bought.. - Deb Taylor - Australia - 04/11/2013 - 14:03 -

I have many of Dave's books Occult Invasion, Seduction of Christianity, To Russia with Love, Yoga and the church, Beyond Seduction, An Urgent Call to a Serious Faith, The Nonnegotiable Gospel, A Woman Rides the Beast, Global Peace, and the last one I bought is Cosmos, Creator and Human Destiny.. some are with T.A McMahon...all the books have inspired, influenced and encouraged my faith...thank you Dave...enjoy being with our LORD and SAVIOUR..

The Seduction of Christianity - Tony and Pam Williams - Spiceland, Indiana - 04/11/2013 - 14:12 -

The Seduction of Christianity opened our eyes as newborn babes in Christ in the 80s and delivered us out of a cult. Dave's books always were exactly what we needed at the time, each step of our walk with Christ. The Lord used this man over and over in helping us find our way over the years. We thank God for Dave Hunt and this ministry. He will be sadly missed.

When will Jesus come? - Mike & Debbie - Thousand Oaks - 04/11/2013 - 14:55 -

"Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness"! (Matt:25:21) Thank you Dave Hunt. You have tremendously helped my wife and I on our journey to know our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I have read most of your books, thank you from both of us. See you soon, Mike & Debbie

Thank you - Denise - Largo, Florida - 04/11/2013 - 16:43 -

I just wanted to leave a note of thank you to Dave and to his family for their love and support. Dave has been a strong influence in my life through his teachings. I loved reading and listening to him whenever I possibly could. He inspired me to keep strong and to live by the truth, no matter what outside influences tried to sway me away. He truly helped me in my daily walk with the Lord. I was so impressed with his knowledge, his love for others and his desire for all to come to the Lord and live by the truth of the Bible. I will always remember him and look forward to our meeting in heaven. In Christ Love, Denise

Godly man - Harold - Canada - 04/11/2013 - 17:22 -

Just would like to praise the Lord for sending a man who feared God more than man and loved truth more than life. To a real hero, Harold

A Great Teacher and a Godly Man - Dave - 04/11/2013 - 18:49 -

I would just like to say that I have been very blessed to have been able to read most of Dave's books. He was most assuredly a very Godly man that was led by the Holy Spirit in his writings. I have to say that I have never seen another man stand so strong for the truth of Christianity as Dave did. I remember the first book of his I read, "The Seduction of Christianity" and how it brought so much truth to light in my life. I have gained so much through Dave's teaching, to such depth, that it will stay with me the rest of my life. One thing I really loved about Dave is how common and humble he was. He never acted like he was some great Theologian who needed to impress the crowd with the use of big words and such, he spoke rather as one burdened for the truth of Jesus Christ, as one who had a message that must be, by all means, spread to the masses! Although I never had the great pleasure of meeting him in person, I feel like I knew him well. He, somehow, seemed as a good friend to me and I will surely miss him. I pray the Lord's comfort for his wife, children, and all who loved him dearly. 

Apostasy - Marilynne L. Mellander - El Sobrante, CA - 04/11/2013 - 19:42 -

Words can't describe how Dave Hunt has helped me grow in my Christian walk. God gifted him greatly with writing skills; and his ability to explain the Bible and expose apostasy was a great help to me. I was blessed to meet Dave on one occasion at a Bible conference near Diamond Bar, CA. I first saw him speak at another Bible conference in Alta Loma, CA. I have many of his books, and I was overjoyed to see him stand up against the evils of the Roman Catholic church and Calvinism. I recall looking forward to his weekly program with T.A. and would listen to it before I left for church on Sunday mornings. I know one day I'll spend eternity with Dave and my sincere condolences go out to Ruth and his family.

Dave a good mentor to me - Lim Yau Tong - Malaysia - 04/12/2013 - 01:41 -

It was quite sad and hard feeling to me when I got this news Dave has been with our Lord. I knew Berean call since university back in late 90s. Before I was a confessed Christian. At the time I accepted Christ as my Savior, there were lot of different teaching spreading in different churches especially those charismatic movement, I was confused and have got no clear answer until I read TBC newsletter that sent to my friend. That is the moment I start reading , A Woman Rides the Beast, The Seduction of Christianity, and so on. Dave's clear and precise teaching has guided me through during my years of spiritual growth, until today his finding and research materials are very useful to me how to live a true Christ-centered life. We know we will meet again, praise Lord to have such a faithful and humble brethen sent to us and guide us through this false teaching-filled of world. May the Lord bless his families members and TBC, you all have done great great job ! I will continue to pray for this ministry to expand and outreach to all the lost souls.

David's writings and YouTubes are so wonderful - Maggie Smith - Delta BC - 04/12/2013 - 02:00 -
I finally got to the conference two summers ago to join David and Tom in the wonder of learning more about Jesus. I brought a friend with me that needed to hear the real gospel and not the user-friendly gospel so often preached. Her car navigation had us go 3 hours out of our way, and after a prayer to our Lord that the fumes the car was running on would not run out before we got to the hotel, we turned a corner and there it was. We had been out of gas since half way through the Sisters mountains. It was around 2:00am but we made sure we were at the conference the next morning. David was ill at that time and I was very sorry I didn't see an opportunity to introduce myself to David and Ruth. I was just so happy to finally be able to get to the Berean Call conference that David Hunt and TA McMahon had built because I knew the pure word of God and our Lord Jesus would be preached there. Because of their love of Jesus and their integrity I knew all the speakers were hand picked and I could trust the things I would learn at the conference. It is wonderful to have had David's teachings and I can still listen to the Youtube broadcasts as he and Tom share the Lord with us all. His dedication and solid teachings have been a blessing to me for over 25 years. These men have been very important to my walk with Christ. Linda and I purchased a lot of material, DVDs, Cds, books and tracts, and met with the speakers that were there. Carl Kerby was very helpful with a problem I had been concerned about with my grandson, who is now in Bible college. I thank the Lord for men like David Hunt that helped to ground me in the Lord and teach me about the Lord Jesus Christ. While we all will miss David, I know he is with our Lord Jesus and filled with Joy and has no pain. I saw David and Ruth, briefly, at that conference. My heart and prayers are with all of you at this time. No matter how much we know that David is with Jesus he will still be very missed by all of you and all of us too. You are in my heart.and in my prayers. Love Maggie
Answers - Michelle - West Virginia - 04/12/2013 - 02:59 -

I really appreciated how Dave would not only answer my questions but he would thoroughly give me information that included some history that I could research his answer as well. Not everyone can back up their answers nor does everyone take the time to answer personally a question these days. Especially, people who have such a high "question" demand as I'm sure he had. I hope that someone will be able to keep that detailed analysis up. We so desperately need that today.

Pastor - Daniel - Colfax, IL - 04/12/2013 - 05:09 -

I owe brother Dave so much. I learned more from him than in all my years at our liberal seminary. His Berean Call newsletter and his books kept me out of a lot of things that would have led me down the wrong path - Schuller's possibility thinking, psychology, the emerging church, and many others. I will miss him greatly. He is really an example of a Berean to look up to. I look forward to seeing him in heaven one day and asking him a lot more questions. I celebrate His homecoming into heaven!

Various - Jules Johnson - Port Monmouth New Jersey - 04/12/2013 - 08:42 -

I have the berean call logged as my homepage, I was moved to tears upon hearing of his going home. Selfishly of course thinking of how Dave and his team influenced me as a young Christian, and what a loss it is to the world. I could have been led astray with many different false doctrines that so plague the church today!! I do not have a specific article to pull out and highlight, all I can say is the moment that I first read the Berean Call I was hooked! I looked forward to each new issue with great expectation. I know that Dave has no regrets, and like Paul.... .To live is Christ..... To die is gain.... I thank you all for your continued service to our Lord, I am sorry for your loss and will be praying that God continues to use the Berean Call until the day of his Return!! God Bless you all and Thank you so much for your labors!! Your brother in Christ, Jules Johnson

Dave's influence to every born-again Christian. - AJ - Montreal, Canada - 04/12/2013 - 12:22 -

I first read Dave Hunt's books back in 2008. I was introduced to his work back when I was attending a House Church assembly. I read 2 books that influenced me a lot, and that is "The Seduction of Christianity" and "Psychology and the Church". I was saddened to see the passing of Dave. Yet reading a few comments from facebook, I do agree that sorrow may last for a while but joy will come in the morning (Psalm:30:5). He is in peace now with our Lord and Savior and he will no more endure any suffering since he placed his life in total commitment to Jesus. I haven't met him personally and unfortunately. But through his example, believe every Christian should be inspired on how he walked with God.

Taking Time To Encourage A Twelve Year Old's Faith - Jonna (Lambrosa) Statt - Andover, New York - 04/12/2013 - 13:09 -

Back nine or so years ago, a twelve year old boy named Cooper came across a radio program featuring Dave Hunt. He was drawn to this man who so eloquently explained and defended the Christian faith. The weekly radio program beame an incentive tool to finish his schoolwork promptly, in order never to miss Dave. Cooper began to read any books we had around Dave had written, incredibly interested in what Dave shared. Not long afterwards, Cooper wrote Dave a letter telling him what he meant to him. He hoped to grow up and be able to defend Christianity to people, like Dave enjoyed doing. He hoped to someday meet Dave in person. Not long afterwards, a handwritten letter came for Cooper from Dave. He seemed genuinely touched that a twelve year old boy not only was listening to his program and reading his books, but that he had touched his life. Cooper still has that letter among his special posessions. A few months later, Dave was coming to speak at Calvary Chapel of the Finger Lakes, about two hours away. Cooper was thrilled and talked of nothing else. If only the weather would hold....(It WAS January!!). God was merciful and the trip was made. After the service, Cooper waited patiently (Impatiently??)for his turn to meet Dave. When Cooper explained who he was, Dave gave Cooper a big hug, remembering, and asked him if he was ready to meet Jesus in the air, at the Rapture. They talked a few minutes, and Dave had to leave. It was a special memory that day. Fast forward several years. Dave came again to CCFL for a Prophecy conference. This time, he was walking slower, with the aid of a cane or something similar. Cooper waited patiently as Dave talked to others, and then began to head out, needing to leave soon to catch his flight back to Oregon. Pastor Bil Gallatin mentioned to Dave that someone was still waiting to greet him before he left. Cooper was thrilled to meet Dave again, who took a minute, and then fondly remembered their meeting years back, staying to talk as long as he was able, before he had to leave. Another fond memory for a son now in his later teens, who still held Dave in a special place in his heart. Little did any of us know it would be the last public appearance Dave would make at CCFL or the East Coast, for that matter. Our entire family will miss Dave so much. There simply will never be another Godly man like him, who so graciously and articulately defended the faith, and had such a burning desire for lost souls that lasted his entire life. Yet as Chuck Smith (of Calvary Chapel, Costa Mesa) said SO many years ago, speaking at a funeral of a Christian friend - "This isn't good-bye, but see you later." See you later, Dave.

Fond Memories of Brother Hunt - Sabin Geyman - Washington State - 04/12/2013 - 13:23 -

I met Brother Hunt at Bible conferences in Hawaii (Oahu) and in Bend, Oregon. He was very cordial to me and so was his beautiful wife Ruth. I was very impacted by his books Occult Invasion and A Woman Rides the Beast. I like how thorough he was as a researcher and how straightforward he was as a writer. I will miss his kind manner and wise counsel.

Sorry to hear about Dave's passing - Mike - Wisconsin - 04/12/2013 - 13:32 -

I have read several of Dave's books, watched him on TV, listened on radio over the last 15 years or so and was saddened that he has left this earth. He was probably the most direct/concise on Christian matters, even better than Kennedy, Rogers & Breese! He had a unique, no nonsense approach to his teachings and am sure he saved a lot of souls. I wish your ministry & especially T. A. the very best continued success. God bless you all. 

um homem, um servo a se espelhar - Taciana Marroquim Figueirôa - Recife-PE, Brazil - 04/12/2013 - 17:14 -

Dave Hunt, cristão, o maior escritor apologeta, grande estudioso de Israel e seus conflitos. Temos diversos de seus livros e documentários, recheados de profundo conhecimento bíblico, científico e histórico. Um grande instrumento de Deus, disseminador da sã doutrina, defensor de Israel, inimigo do evolucionismo... enfim, um homem a se espelhar.

A Faithful Servant - Eltgad Roces - Pennsylvania - 04/12/2013 - 19:12 -

I thank God for bringing the writings of Dave Hunt into my life. He used his solid knowledge of the Bible to help others be discerning. He was a wise man that blessed the lives of many.

A Woman Rides the Beast - Cathy - Louisville KY - 04/12/2013 - 21:15 -

There are No WORDS, that can fully thank him for his YouTube, "A Woman Rides the Beast!" I am a former Roman Catholic, who was convicted by the Holy Spirit 4 years ago! I attribute his video, in helping me with the major decision to leave Mother Church. I have seen the video at least 10 times, once every time I missed Mass...I would watch to support my decision. This all occurred after reading the NT four times (the first time I have picked up a Bible!) Later, I was on the ExCatholic .com forum and defended Dave Hunt's work with Catholic Apologist. I have come a long way...against my RC families wishes! Every night, I say: Come out of her my people and don't be partakers of her sins and don't receive her plagues! Amen

DAVE'S IMPACT ON MY LIFE - WALTER BUEHLER - LINCOLN PARK NEW JERSEY - 04/12/2013 - 21:59 -

THIS IS MY STORY: I WAS RAISED A ROMAN CATHOLIC. BUT BY THE TIME I REACHED HIGH SCHOOL, I HAD ALREADY DECIDED THAT ROMAN CATHOLICISM MADE ABSOLUTELY NO SENSE TO ME AND SO, I REJECTED THE CONCEPT OF GOD AND BECAME AN ATHEIST. LATER, WHEN I WAS 19 YEARS OLD, I HEARD THE GOSPEL FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE AND IMMEDIATELY AFTER HEARING THE GOSPEL, I RECEIVED JESUS AS MY LORD AND SAVIOR. BUT AT THAT POINT, I WAS STILL LIVING LIKE "AN ATHEIST" I DIDN'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THE BIBLE I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW ANOTHER CHRISTIAN. ALL I KNEW AT THIS POINT WAS THAT I WAS DEFINITELY A "SINNER" AND THAT JESUS DIED FOR MY SINS. I THEN DECIDED THAT I NEEDED TO KNOW MORE ABOUT GOD AND SO, I WENT BACK TO THE ONLY PLACE I KNEW WHICH WAS THE CATHOLIC CHURCH. I LISTENED CAREFULLY TO WHAT THE PRIEST HAD TO SAY IN THE MASS AND EVEN WENT TO ADULT "BIBLE" STUDIES. BUT THE PRIESTS WERE SAYING THINGS LIKE "GOD COULD HAVE USED EVOLUTION TO CREATE MAN" THEY WERE ALSO ENOURAGING PEOPLE TO PRACTICE EASTERN MEDITATION AND TAKE SILVA MIND CONTROL CLASSES TO HELP THEM GET CLOSER TO GOD. I DIDN'T GET ANYTHING OUT OF ALL THIS AND SO, FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE I BEGAN TO READ THE BIBLE FOR MYSELF AND ONE DAY I TOLD MY WIFE THAT WE NEEDED TO LEAVE THE CATHOLIC CHURCH. WHAT WE WERE LOOKING FOR JUST WASN'T THERE AND SO, WE LEFT TO VISIT VARIOUS "PROTESTANT" CHURCHES. UNFORTUNATELY FOR US ALL OF THE CHURCHES WE VISITED WERE EITHER DEAD OR CHARISMATIC. THERE WAS VERY LITTLE BIBLE TEACHING WHICH SUPRISED ME BECAUSE, UNLIKE THE CATHOLIC CHURCH THEY HAD BIBLES IN THEIR CHURCHES BUT THEY DIDN'T OPEN THEM. INSTEAD, THE DEAD CHURCH'S RELIED ON THEIR CHURCH TRADITIONS WHILE THE CHARISMATIC CHURCHES RELIED ON HYPING THE PEOPLE UP, THIS WAS BACK IN 1981. MY WIFE AND I WERE BOTH NEW CHRISTIANS AND WERE HUNGRY TO KNOW ABOUT GOD BUT SOMETHING JUST DIDN'T SEEM RIGHT ABOUT MANY OF THE TEACHINGS THAT I WAS HEARING IN CHURCH AND ON THE RADIO DURING THAT TIME. I HAD BOUGHT MANY BOOKS BY THE "FAITH TEACHERS" THE "KINGDOM NOW" TEACHERS AND THE "CHRISTIAN PSYCHOLOGIST" BUT INSIDE, I HAD A PROBLEM WITH MANY OF THESE TEACHINGS. I PRIVATELY ASKED VARIOUS PASTORS TO TELL ME IF THESE "TEACHINGS" WERE OKAY AND THEY SAID THINGS LIKE JUST "WELL, SPIT OUT THE BONES AND EAT THE MEAT" AND "DONT THROW THE BABY OUT WITH THE BATH WATER" WHICH LEFT MY WIFE AND I EVEN MORE CONFUSED. I TRIED GOING TO CHRISTIAN BOOKSTORES FOR HELP BUT AT THE TIME, THERE WAS NO INFORMATION TO BE FOUND CRITIQUING THESE VARIOUS TEACHINGS. WHILE ATTENDING A "VINEYARD CHURCH" I WAS TOLD THAT I WAS THE ONE WITH THE PROBLEM AND SO, I PRAYED "GOD IF THESE THINGS ARE REALLY TRUE, THEN PLEASE LET ME BELIEVE THEM" AND THANK GOD, A SHORT TIME LATER ONE OF THE PEOPLE WHO KNEW MY FRUSTRATION MOVED TO CALIFORNIA AND SENT ME DAVE'S BOOK "THE SEDUCTION OF CHRISTIANITY" AND THAT BOOK, CHANGED MY LIFE. AT LAST MY SUSPICIONS WERE CONFIRMED. IT WAS THROUGH DAVE'S WRITINGS THAT I LEARNED TO BE A BEREAN AND SEARCH FOR THE TRUTH AND OVER THE YEARS I HAVE ALWAYS LOOKED FOWARD TO DAVE'S NEWEST BOOK. I LOVE HIS LOGICAL APPROACH IN EXPLAINING THE SCRIPTURES. I ESPECIALLY LOVED THE WAY HE TAUGHT FROM A PROPHETICAL VIEWPOINT ON THE NATION OF ISRAEL. IT WAS ALSO THROUGH DAVE, THAT I WAS INTRODUCED TO THE WRITINGS OF ANDREW MURRAY, WILLIAM LAW, AND A.W. TOZER. I WAS BLESSED TO HAVE MET DAVE SEVERAL TIMES OVER THE YEARS AND WAS ESPECIALLY TOUCHED BY THE WAY THAT HE WOULD ALWAYS PUT HIMSELF OUT TO PATIENTLY ANSWER PEOPLE'S QUESTIONS WHENEVER SOMEONE WOULD APPROACH HIM AT A CONFERENCE. HE TRULY DEMONSTRATED TO ME A CHRIST LIKE SPIRIT. WELL, IT'S NOW 32 YEARS AFTER I FIRST READ "THE SEDUCTION OF CHRISTIANITY" AND TODAY, I AM A CALVARY CHAPEL PASTOR IN NEW JERSEY WHO HAS BEEN BLESSED TO BE ABLE TO PASS ON WHAT DAVE HAS TAUGHT ME ABOUT "BEING A BEREAN" IN CHRIST LOVE, WALTER

Courage - Hank - Cape Town, South Africa - 04/13/2013 - 03:21 -

Dear BereanCall, I just happened to be listening to one of your messages (again) and returned to your website for an additional podcast on the subject being listened to. I then saw the news about Dave's passing. I felt immediate grief and sadness as I have admired Dave Hunt since I began listening to him and Tom over the past few years. At the same time I had to say thank you Jesus for making Dave into the man he was and for the amazing reality that is in Christ that he is now in the presence of the Lord for eternity. What an amazing and glorious truth. I am grateful for Dave for assisting me in biblical instruction with regard to the present day deceptions in the church and having the courage to speak out about it in courage and love. Something I am trying to do myself. Dave was a man who was prepared to really investigate and subsequently tackle the errors that have crept into the church, not to simply be divisive or controversial but because of his love for Jesus, His word and His church. This made him unpopular to many, even some of my own friends, a price he was prepared to pay. At the same time he has been a source of inspiration and encouragement to many others who feel the same as he does, who will simply not just follow the crowd. May the Lord continue to bring good fruit out of Dave and Tom's ministry. My heartfelt condolences to His wife and family, to his good friend Tom and to all the BereanCall staff. "Be strong in the Lord and the power of His might" Eph:10:6.

The Berean Call - Howard D Green - United States - 04/13/2013 - 04:16 -

I have enjoyed many of Dave's books over the years. His writing is always cutting edge while remaining rooted in the core beliefs of the 1st century church. I constantly find treasure in the articles in The Berean Call. His voice is one of the few calling us to resist the pull of today's wordly culture and return to our biblical roots of thinking as believers. He will be missed but soon we will all be together with the Lord at the trumpet sound. Glory to our God.

Humble, kind, speaker of truth - Pat O'Leary - Menasha, WI. - 04/13/2013 - 05:37 -

Pilate said, "what is truth"? Dave knew the truth and never detoured. I first heard Dave speak at the Great Lakes Prophecy Conference probably around 2004. This kind and humble man planted in me the seeds to search the scripture for myself; be a Berean. I now have a hunger for the Word more than I ever had. Being Catholic for many years I sensed a void in my walk. I read A Woman Rides the Beast and Seeking and Finding God. As a result I became a born again christian believer of the truth and gave up the rituals, traditions, and customs of the Catholic church. I thank the Lord for placing Dave in front of me and guiding me to the narrow path that the Lord spoke about. My family and I and whoever I come across to present the true Gospel will be forever grateful to Dave and look forward to seeing him one day.

First meeting with Dave - Wolfgang Hemmerling - France - 04/13/2013 - 06:53 -

I first met Dave in 2001 at the "Herbstkonferenz" [autumn conference] in Germany, where he spoke to a larger group of evangelical. I had the opportunity to talk to him personally about evolution and creation, and he recommended me several books from TBC Store, among others "Darwins Black Box" from Michael Behe. It is of tantamount importance for us Bible believing Christians, to believe in what the first 11 chapters of Genesis are telling us - and to know, why it is correct, whatever so-called "Science" says about it. That is what I learned from Dave, and he was and still is absolutely right.

An Urgent Call to a Serious Faith and it's Search The Scriptures Daily discussion - Wolfgang Hemmerling - France - 04/13/2013 - 07:19 -

Reading An Urgent Call to a Serious Faith and listening to its Search The Scriptures Daily Radio discussion influenced my faith very much. I got saved by the godly example of my wife's family, what they were experiencing in their walk with the Lord Jesus Christ. This was a good challenge for me as a former catholic and at one point [September 2000], I repented and believed in the sufficient work of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, sufficient for our salvation and living a godly life and being forever with Him, and was born again. Having a scientic education, I really need to be convinced by evidence and proof in order to trust and believe in something. I only learned really trusting in the Bible, in God's word by Dave's above mentioned book and his discussions with Tom, where he showed that the Bible really provides rock solid proofs. He showed me (and all the listeners) that fulfilled prophecy is the most important proof of the Bible. And the Bible declares that also for example in Isaja 46:9-10. So I really learned by Dave to "search the scriptures daily" myself, and I do it since then. I have read through the whole Bible at least once a year since then and by doing that, I'm getting closer and closer to our Lord Jesus Christ.

How I was influenced by the SSD radio discussions - Wolfgang Hemmerling - France - 04/13/2013 - 07:46 -

Since 2000, I'm listening to all the Search The Scriptures Radio discussions. I still do it today on my Ipod. It is always fascinating to see the love of Dave (and Tom) for our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, which shines through all the discussions. Reason and Emotion are intertwined. You recognize their heart. They are not fault-finding but discerning. They want to serve the Lord and His Body. They want people really to come back to the scriptures for better discernment in this age of apostasy. And they are both forthright and compassionate and full of (agape) love. Listening to them is like listening to dear friends you are sharing common interests with (Our Lord, His Word, bringing the gospel to a lost world). So we have lost our dear brother (and friend) Dave, but we are comforted, because we will meet brother Dave again. He is now with His and Our Lord.

Waiting for the rapture - Wolfgang Hemmerling - France - 04/13/2013 - 07:55 -

I remember Dave telling often, he is - as his father before him - "not waiting for the undertaker, but the uppertaker". The Lord choose to tarry, so we continue doing our duties here on earth, and are waiting to meet Him in the air - every instant. I refer also to Dave's book "How Close Are We?"

TBC Conference 2008 - Wolfgang Hemmerling - France - 04/13/2013 - 08:09 -

At the TBC conference 2008, my first visit of TBC and Bend.

Lunch with Dave - Chris - Dexter, MI - 04/13/2013 - 08:33 -

Traveling from Plymouth, MI to see Dave speaking at a Brethren church northeast of Detroit which was a pretty good hike. When they broke for dinner, my wife Kathy and I were going to find a local restaurant. Conveying that to Dave who we had just briefly met, he invited us to sit with him and the church staff in the church kitchen to break bread. It is remarkable to meet such a knowledgable, well-known speaker and author who humbly enjoyed a simple meal without fanfare and glory. Dave Hunt was a consistent blessing to us over many years. I look forward to seeing him again!!

Dave Hunt—Correcting what needed to be Corrected - Mark Frank - Cape Town South Africa - 04/13/2013 - 11:37 -

There were many false ‘things’ happening in Christianity However, you would HUNT them down Some would frown upon the TRUTH you SPOKE But that would not DETER you— As a man of God you discovered that Doctrine seemed to be a FORGOTTEN issue as We moved closer to the Lord's return— You discovered that ‘big’ churches are built by men with Strong entrepreneurial skills and weak exegetical skills— You discovered that a lot of leaders lived on emotion and That many would leave God out of the equation Today there are a lot of ministers that are Undiscerning when it comes to doctrine— You made this message clear to TBN and even Though they prayed against you— God the FATHER was for you! The MESSAGE HE placed in your HEART Would not be STOPPED and it will continue Through the PAGES of the Berean Call You saw churches going down the wrong road All they had was the message of ‘prosperity’— People had to be corrected in Jesus’ day (religious leaders) and So a lot of His words were strong and harsh— God allowed you to take the same APPROACH As a man of God you discovered that Doctrine seemed to be a FORGOTTEN issue as We moved closer to the Lord's return— There are many false ‘things’ happening in Christianity However, the legacy that you left will HUNT them down Some might still frown upon the TRUTH you SPOKE But that would not DETER you— God the FATHER was for you! The MESSAGE HE placed in your HEART Would not be STOPPED and it will continue Through the PAGES of the Berean Call Mark Frank Copyright 2013

"mudança de pensamentos" - RODRIGO MAZETTO - CAMPINAS, SÃO PAULO, BRASIL - 04/13/2013 - 19:48 -

Tive a grande oportunidade de conhecer a Dave no Congresso da Chamada da meia noite, até então tinho um pensamento meio que ainda abscuro da palavra de Deus, ou uma forma diferente de pensar, mas apartir daquele ano tudo mudou... a sede em buscar as respostas mais escondidas como era de fato oque Dave ministrava eu trago comigo e na verdade dou graças a Deus por aquele ano ,agora leio a biblia perguntando porque, como ele dizia: Pense, Pense !

Thank You - kathy walker - banks, oregon - 04/13/2013 - 21:27 -

Shortly after I accepted Jesus for my Savior, I was led to Dave Hunt and the Berean Call. I am so thankful. Dave stands for the Truth. He did not let us get led astray. He did everything from the Word. I was led astray by the catholic church, I will not be led astray again. I am so thankful for Dave and T.A., I can not Thank the Lord enough for their ministry. I am praising the Lord, Dave is home. God is Good. Blessings and Prayers, Kathy

Always eager to hear him speak - Mark Ziperski - Wisconsin - 04/14/2013 - 09:00 -

I was saved at 40 years old and hungry for knowledge and listened to Dave speak on the VCY network. Solid teaching and wonderful apolegetics for discussion. He was was a wonderful example of how to discuss sensitive subjects with unsaved friends, loved ones and acquaintances. Looking forward to meeting him in the heavens.

We love you Dave. - Joe and Zita Eknaian - Jacksonville, Fl - 04/14/2013 - 12:58 -

In a world where people are full of fear, Dave encouraged us to keep being Bereans. We truly loved him and we are sure to see him in heaven. We traveled to Word of Life some years ago, maybe twenty, and our daughter has a copy of The Sanctuary of the Chosen autographed by him. When we found out about his passing we cried as for a member of our family, there is a time to weep and this is it. We know he is serene with our Savior and we are here grieving. But the Word says that joy will come in the morning.

Dave Hunts debates - Todd - Queensland Australia - 04/14/2013 - 14:36 -

I Loved the debates Dave has on you tube, he is always polite and respectful yet has the power-packed punch in his answers like a champion boxer. I have watched all his videos and learn't so much about Christianity and its history. I have used some of his phrases when discussing topics with others from different religions. He has been a truly inspiring man to me and i rejoice knowing he is with the Lord. God Bless you Dave Hunt!

Just a short note to the Berean Call ministry - A. J. Sommers - Hammond, LA - 04/15/2013 - 08:57 -

Berean Call, Thank you all very much for the work you do. Dave will always be remembered as a humble servant of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. I and my wife are very grateful for all that Dave did in and thru the Berean Call ministry. T.A. --- keep on keeping on ! I pray that God continues to give you and the entire BC staff the strength to do His work. In Christ name, A. J. Sommers

How dave's videos on catholicism - Kasoma - Kampala, Uganda - 04/15/2013 - 09:46 -

I used to spend time debating with my Father about Catholicism when i was still a catholic but with time i picked interest in his arguments and he gave me more literature that helped reveal to me what real Catholicism meant. Dave's video 'A woman rides the beast' was one of those and it further helped me in my search for the truth about the 'faith' i was following. I thank God for Dave making this video.

Learning to Understand the Times - Celso Aparecido raymundo - Brasil - 04/15/2013 - 10:55 -

I'm sad that he left, but glad that he is with Jesus. His literature aroused the curiosity in me, and the desire to learn more about Bilbia. Rest in Peace Brother Dave

Israel's 6 day war - Dean Hough - Bremerton, WA & 1/2 time in Lynnwood WA do prison ministry - 04/15/2013 - 15:27 -

At Dave and Ruth's home, remember visiting with my wife.... Just after the 6 day war, (I believe) Dave met a Israeli General and invited him to the house. It was there, I remember Dave asking the general why or who was responsible for their victory and he responded, "it was God who got us the victory". It took the man some time to answer, but it was clear to him and me that God was there for Israel's welfare and victory. Thanks, Ruth for your hospitality. 

In Defense of the Faith Biblical Answers to Challenging Questions - Rick and Linda - 04/15/2013 - 19:28 -

The above book not only helped my husband and me "catch up" on the study of prophecy (which as former Lutherans we lacked) but also taught us from the Scriptures how to defend the faith. The book, with its question and answer format, reminded us of Dave's prophecy conferences, which usually had Q & A sessions also. The detailed bibliography of the book is rare in Christian writings these days. Dave's writing does not try to "dumb down" the Scriptures but it motivates the believer to be a student of the Word, as God commands.

Meeting Dave in Australia - Ivor, Judy and Peter McGibbon - Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia - 04/15/2013 - 19:46 -

We are saddened by the news of Dave's death, however, we rejoice that he is now with the Lord. After receiving The Berean Call for some time, we met Dave when he visited Australia, in 2002. Dave has been an inspiration and help to us and we have many of his books. Our prayers are with Ruth and the family. God bless you all. Ivor, Judy and Peter

Hosted Dave in our home - 04/15/2013 - 22:53 -

I met Dave several times over the years, but the first meeting occured when my wife and I had the privilege of hosting him in our home when he came to our local church to speak. Our children were very young at the time and we had recently purchased a copy of Dave's book "The Money Tree". Dave kindly read the book aloud to our children and even signed our copy of the book. He also taught our children a little chorus that we have sung ever since "With Jesus in the family, happy, happy home. Happy, happy home. With Jesus in the family, happy, happy home!" My wife and I also enjoyed talking with Dave as we shared together many favorite passages of Scripture and hymns that held deep meaning for us. Dave was a wonderful, genuine, joyous Christian and I am thankful for the opportunity we had to get to know him.

Warmest condolence - Simona - Switzerland - 04/16/2013 - 06:08 -

Dear Ruth To the passing away of your beloved husband and our brother in Jesus Christ DAVE HUNT I express to you and your whole family my warmest condolence and sympathy. To all of us it is an immense loss. However I am so grateful to our Lord for all the heritage I have been given through Dave's messages, scriptures, newsletters and practical advices and warnings. So many people, including myself, have been tremendous blessed through Dave's letters and books. For the difficult period of suffer, farewell and being alone, I do wish you, dear Ruth, the consolation of our Heavenly Father. He will be with you and He is with You around every day and He will furheron take care of you as He did in the past. May the reality of human mortality be aware fo many, many people and lead to serious seeking the Eternal lIfe that can be provided through JESUS CHRIST alone. I do hope that even so, Dave's death can be of good help. In my prayers and memories I am with you. Simona

Lead out of the wilderness - Kevin Gormley. - West Midlands, United Kingdom. - 04/16/2013 - 07:51 -

After I had been first saved, I lost my way in the world again. I spent 10 years in the wilderness. Then a brother whom the Lord sent to me, introduced me to the works of Mr Dave Hunt. His teachings helped turn my life around and put me back on the path I should have been on. Dave was a wonderful teacher...

WALLS CANNOT STOP THE WORD - -Alan D Hopewell - Whitney, Texas - 04/16/2013 - 10:38 -

In 1997, two important events shaped my life--I was sentenced to nine years on a charge of Attempted Murder, and I renewed my relationship with Christ after twenty years of prodigally wandering. During that time, a brother in Christ gave me the mailing address of a free Christian newsletter, The Berean Call. For the next seven years, Dave and his staff enlightened, exhorted, and challenged me with the newsletter, which I received in print monthly. I continued the journey with them online, after my release in 2006. In The Berean Call, I've found a trustworthy source of news, information, and fellowship that's aided me in my daily walk and ministry; in addition, they are the only newsletter I've found worthy of recommendation to friends and colleagues. Dave Hunt brought me the Word, unadulterated, through the prison walls, past the razor wire, and beyond the stony walls of my heart, and I continue to grow in part due to his help. I never met Dave, but I look forward to meeting him THERE. Godspeed, Dave.

Dave Hunt's Book--The Seduction of Christianity---and TV appearances got me out of the New Age Movement - Sherry - Kerrville,Tx 78028 - 04/16/2013 - 15:23 -

I had been in the New Age Movement for a few years and had never heard the gospel in all my years of attending church. I was watching a television program one night and Dave Hunt was talking about this movement. I told my husband that what he was saying sounded like what I was involved in. I rushed out and bought his book--The Seduction of Christianity--and read every page. Sure enough, it was the New Age that I was involved in. It was at that time, that I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior. I found a church and started reading and learning my Bible. Through the years, I have followed him closely and read many of his books and have spoken to groups about the New Age Movement and given my testimony. I will certainly miss Dave Hunt as he has served the Lord well and led many people to accept our Lord as well. He has fought for what God's Word says and exposed the false prophets and false doctrines. We shall meet him in Heaven someday soon. My thoughts and prayers go to his wife and family for this sorrowful time.

Dave's influence on me. - Martin Horan - Scotland - 04/16/2013 - 17:22 -

The first book of Dave's that I read was "A Woman Rides the Beast." As I was educated at Catholic schools and my family were nominal Catholics--but with Jewish and Protestant sympathies--I was delighted to find this great expose on Roman Catholicism. I already knew a great deal about Catholic dogmas and history but not in the detail Dave presented. I was so enthralled by his book that I wanted every Christian I knew to read it. It was like Dave covered everything that needed to be known about Catholicism in that amazing book. My wife and I been involved in Armstrongism from 1978 till about 1998. Then we started to realize something about grace and eventually left WCG. We soon attended a kind of pentecostal church. There were lots of nice folk who attended that church but Dave's writings were really waking me up to the false signs and wonders that were going on. I only wished that I had read all Dave's books earlier because I could have contended more easily with unscriptural things I heard in that church. In fact, had I read Dave's books earlier, I would have got out of Armstrongism sooner. Again we made excellent friends in that cult who are still friends. Many of them too have moved on. As I was looking for another church to attend, I came on a Calvinist site. I read a lot of their literature and I was near to despair at the stuff I read. I was shocked to think that God had created most of humanity for the eternal fires of hell. And I was in tears for those decent people I knew who I thought were to be damned without hope--especially disabled people and those with downs syndrome and aspergers and other maladies with whom my wife and I worked. Thankfully, I managed to get a copy of Dave's "What Love is This?" on Amazon. Oh, the joy I felt on reading it! It was about that time I found The Berean Call and listened to Dave's and Tom's talks. I've since read most of Dave's other books. And it astonishes me the things of which he spoke decades ago that have come to pass. I remember the time my wife and I flew from Scotland to Spain--on 1/1/2000. The Y2K scare was in full bloom. I had a friend who lectured in computers who told me that theY2K scare was bunkum. So he eased my mind a bit. But about eight or nine years later, I discoverd that Dave had dealt with Y2K in a book I purchased. How that would have saved me a lot of worries at the time we flew to Spain! It astonished me the insight Dave had on even that; and he showed straight from the Bible how Y2K was not going to happen. Dave's teachings certainly enriched the lives of my wife and mine. I have much to thank God for in bringing Dave and TBC into my life. In fact, I do not thank God enough for the blessing Dave has been to us. I wanted to believe in the Rapture but there were always things that made me think that we'd have to go through the Great Tribulation. Dave, again, with his incisive logic and Bible knowledge, made it so plain to me that the Rapture is scriptural. It is a blessing to know that if I am around at the time, I will not have to go through the Great Tribulation. I have no doubts whatsoever now that the Rapture is going to happen. And, due to Dave's sound teachings, I have stumped detractors by those things I have learnt from Dave. My wife and I were saddened to hear of Dave's death. But we are happy for him to now be with the Lord. I look forward to seeing him so that I can thank him for the things he's done for my wife and me. The only thing I really find frustrating these days is that not enough Christians I know have read any of Dave's books. Dave's not that well known in British Churchianity. He is better known in Christianity but Britain's churches do not major in sound doctrine. I don't wish to sound judgmental but when my wife and I spent three months in South Carolina in 2001, we were delighted to find how biblically literate the people were that we met there. Britain, in comparison, is extremely secular. So are the churches which only a tiny part of the British public attend. That means churches with sound doctrine are even fewer and further between! Through reading Dave's work and listening to his talks my wife and I felt that we knew him personally. So much of him went into those books and talks that it is not surprising. And virtually all of which he wrote and talked was God centred. How could anyone who knew his work not feel they knew him? It must have been a privilege for those at TBC to have worked with Dave and known him personally. I look forward to that opportunity in God's kingdom. Thank you so much, Dave. Thank you all at TBC for keeping up the good work.

Until we meet - Aron Loria - Cabot, AR - 04/16/2013 - 20:09 -

We all know that one day the Lord will call us all home, but even though it is a blessing for the Lord to call his own home it is a loss for those that remain. You may not know who I am, but Dave Hunt has influenced and guided the lives of my family for years. I read the Archon Conspiracy a long time ago when I was younger, and it influenced my understanding of the spiritual forces that are in our world. His books have paved a course that has been pivotal in my understanding of world events, outside of the news. We never truly know how many peoples lives we influence until we have left. Bless Brother Dave, his family, and his ministry, and God be with you always. Until we actually meet in heaven, farewell. Aron

Learning About Catholicism From "A Woman Rides The Beast" - Chuck Papineau - St. Clair Shores, Michigan - 04/17/2013 - 07:31 -

I can't thank Dave enough for all he has done to influence my Christian walk. The day after I was saved in 1994, I asked the Lord to help me understand why I never heard the Gospel preached in my Catholic church growing up. The next morning I heard Dave being interviewed on Christian radio talking about "A Woman Rides The Beast." Talk about an answer to prayer! Dave opened me up to how truly lost my Catholic family and friends were. I have listened to his debates on tape many times. I had the joy of meeting him in 2007 and look forward to seeing him again in glory. I am sure the Lord was emphatic when He said to Dave, "Well done, good and faithful servant!"

Whatever Happened To Heaven? - Dennis Willmer - Tucson Az. - 04/17/2013 - 07:49 -

I first saw Dave in Florida when he was a speaker at a conference there. He responded to a question I had asked. Afterward, I got to talk to him for a little bit. He was very gracious. His newsletter and books have been a big part of my life in the last 25 years. He was a great gift from God. He never backed down or compromised his stance for the Lord. Whatever Happened To Heaven? was the first book I read about the subject. I always wondered why there weren't too many books on that subject and it being preached in churches. But leave it to Dave to write on the subject. I always loved his zeal for the Lord. He will be missed, but I can't wait to see him in heaven and have a wonderful "rap" session with him. God bless you Dave!!

Glory be to God for the Gift of Pastor Dave Hunt! - Ayo Odewumi - Nigeria - 04/18/2013 - 17:57 -

Like Apostle Paul, Pastor Dave Hunt was a gift of God to the body of Christ. He fought a good fight, he finished the race. He kept the faith and there is in store for him a crown of righteousness. OCCULT INVASION was my introduction to Pastor Dave Hunt. His deft handling of the subject and exquisite demonstration beyond reasonable doubt of the havoc done to the body of Christ by the doctrines of demons were exceptional. Inevitably, I got introduced to TBC website where I was further blessed by various articles and video clips by Pastor Hunt. I got OCCULT INVASION from a friend some years ago but since then, I have never come across any of Pastor Hunt's books in a Christian Bookstore in Nigeria! This is regrettable because in this age, when professed Christians loath sound doctrines and are heaping unto themselves teachers spewing forth myths, Pastor Hunt's books, articles, and videos are a much needed breath of fresh air! God has used him tremendously as a gifted scholar to teach the word of God soundly and fearlessly. His humility, gentleness, courage, instinctive humour, and honest-to-God exegetical dissection of critical Scripture will continue to minister to us as we continue our walk with the Lord. He will be sorely missed. I am a retired university Lecturer; an Enterobacteriologist with special interest in diagnostics.

Titus 1:10-11 Jude 3 - Gary Severs - South Lyon Michigan - 04/19/2013 - 08:06 -

I respect Mr. Hunt on so many levels but I am especially grateful as a street evangelist that Mr. Hunt was not afraid to confront the lies of the Roman Catholic religion. Mr. Hunt in a firm but respectful way treated Catholics as a mission field. He also through much research documented incredible amounts of facts regarding this false religion so that those who loved the Catholic enough to present them truth could do so. Mr. Hunt was a scholar who worked tirelessly for many, many years to equip his readers so they could be more effective reaching the lost or understanding the Bible more clearly. I am so appalled that these celebs on t v and radio say nothing, or support Catholicism as being true including the pope. So many have been the better for receiving Mr. Hunt's The Berean Call. I also would like to add Mrs Ruth Hunt who deserves recognition for all the sacrifices I am sure she made for many years. I am so grateful to have actually met Mr. Hunt and shake his hand and celeg\brate his 81st birthday. Mr and Mrs Hunt Philippians 1:3, from me to you and you both are a gift to the body of Christ James:1:17. This generation and many to come will have been blessed by this GIANT of the true faith that was once delivered to the saints. Mr. Hunt will certainly be missed by many.

At Bible College - Antonio - Spain - 04/20/2013 - 13:12 -

I was at Belfast Bible College studying when one of the lectures made the students in his class watch a video about cults, with Dave speaking. It was the first time I knew about Dave. Since that time on everything I could read or watch with Dave sharing something, I did not miss the chance. About the same time, a pastor sent me the first issue of The Berean Call I saw, I read it, and inmediately subscribed to it. Unfortunately, living so far from the US I never had the chance to meet him, but I look forward to meeting him and so many other saínts in Heaven.

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Dave Hunt's Love of the Truth - Jim Ainsworth - Fall River, MA - 04/21/2013 - 06:27 -

I remember seeing Dave in person, only once, in 1989, when he was invited to speak at the New Hope Christian Church, which, at that time, was located in Bristol, RI. It is now located in Swansea, MA. He spoke on the subject of his book, " A Woman Rides The Beast ". During the question and answer session, I recall asking Dave about his then upcoming novelization, " The Archon Conspiracy ", which was later re-issued under the title " The Mind Invaders ". He was surprised that anyone knew about it, so I explained that I read about it from your newsletter, which was issued by your previous organization, " Christian Information Bureau ", when you were located in Camarillo, CA. Dave had one of the most inquisitive, penetrating, and probing minds. He obviously was gifted by the Holy Spirit with discernment, with which he rightly divided and applied the Word of God. He was most effective in exposing the false teachings of those who are easy prey to the deceptions of the enemy. There have been few persons that I know who have had such a love of the truth. He will be missed.

Condolences - Olumide - Nigeria - 04/21/2013 - 06:45 -

Dave Hunt's writings (along with T.A McMahon's) have had an (immeasurably) huge impact on me. You have my condolences and may you be comforted.

Spiritual father - Drellar Allen - Virginia - 04/22/2013 - 05:28 -

I thank God for this bold Christian leader that continually warned the church to be a bereans.I've been in the church for years,but I considered Mr Hunt my spiritual father. He encouraged me along with other believers boldly use the scriptures judge all things. In fact I encourage other to read his thoroughly researched bible studies and books. His teaching on Enternal Security provided great comfort for grieving mother.

My Favorite Bible Teacher - Bob Galarneau - Santa Clarita, CA. - 04/22/2013 - 18:28 -

I meet Dave for the first time at the "Anti"-ECT Conference at Grace Community Church. I was saved out of the catholic church and had read many of Dave's books. I got to shake his hand. I also drove to meet Dave at Calvary Chapel, Downey, CA.. He was a great man of GOD and even remember Chuck Missler in one of his tapes stating that, "Dave Hunt is the closest thing we have today, as a Prophet of GOD!" Dave, you are with your Savior now, you good and faithful servant!

Much learning - Antonio - Spain - 04/23/2013 - 05:46 -

Before reading Dave's writings there were some things in churches I felt were wrong. With Dave's writings and speaking in DVDs I learned to confront all that and more with Scripture. I have also shared with others some of his writings and the writings in TBC, and keep doing so. For me he is a modern hero of the faith, and I am glad that he is finally at rest of his hard work and with the Lord. He was a good, godly and faithful servant of the Lord.

The Day I Finally Got To Meet Dave - Grant Schinto - Tennessee - 04/23/2013 - 08:45 -

I subscribed to the Berean Call newsletter in 1996 and used to watch Dave's speaking schedule hoping to catch one of his engagements. Finally in the autumn of 2001, after having moved from southern Connecticut to Nashville, TN, I noticed Dave was speaking in Clarksville in November. This was the first location that wasn't logistically undesirable. My wife and I were sitting in the back of the large church where Dave was scheduled to speak along with several other speakers such as David Menton and John Ankerberg. Suddenly my wife gave me a nudge and directed my attention to someone who'd just sat down two seats to my right who I'd not noticed. It was Dave. He was reviewing his notes. I grabbed a piece of paper and wrote him a note. My note basically read, "Dear Mr. Hunt, name is Grant Schinto and I've been a Christian since 1992 which is the same year I discovered the book THE SEDUCTION OF CHRISTIANITY. I've read that book at LEAST 6 if not 7 times and own most of your books. I've read most of them more than once. You're by far my favorite author." I probably added some drivel about it being an honor to meet him. During a break in between speakers I introduced him to my wife and we chatted for several minutes. I don't recall too many details but one impression he made on me was that he had a good ability for remembering little things. My wife was having trouble w/ her ankle and later on during the conference he asked about it. Let me add that I did get to meet T.A. as well--he's not exactly chopped liver! I believe that was the last time Dave ever spoke in Tennessee. I remember saying to my wife that if nothing else "good" ever comes out of moving to Tennessee (which is of course absurd, but I was making a point) it was worth it because we got to meet Dave and Tom.

A Missed Opportunity - Norm - Orlando - 04/24/2013 - 05:10 -

A number of years ago, somewhere in the late 80s, a friend of mine asked me if I could pick-up Dave Hunt at the airport. I was looking forward do doing that and considering how I would open any conversation I might have with Dave. I settled on finding out what was foremost on Dave's mind at that time and what Dave felt was the biggest threat to Bible believing Christians. As it turned out I never had any conversation with Dave because my friend decided to pick Dave up himself. I remember thinking that I was really losing out on a great opportunity. An opportunity I would never have again. I will miss Dave Hunt but look forward to seeing him in glory.

We'll meet again - Jaimie Madden - Winnipeg Canada - 04/24/2013 - 08:58 -

Had a chance to meet Dave at the Winnipeg Bible prophecy conference it was a honour to just have a chat with him

Dave from "the inside" - Sharon Campbell - Bend, Or - 04/24/2013 - 20:41 -

It has been almost three weeks that the Lord called Dave home to himself and I have been thinking of the things I appreciated about Dave. I worked part time for The Berean Call in the shipping department for several years. Many around the world know Dave for his excellent knowledge of the Bible and his love for the truth and desire to teach both the believers and non believers the true Word of God. We all have many, many memories and have gleaned much from his study. Sometimes those who have known someone from "the inside" see things that others do not. I came to appreciate Dave early on because in spite of his great Biblical knowledge and ability to defend the Word of God in a time when much was being compromised and many things had to be addressed as being unscriptural, he was always gracious and loving and kind to those he worked with. He was so appreciative of any little thing you did for him, not at all arrogant or giving the impression he was someone important though he traveled to many places and the Lord used him mightily. He was raised in a time and a way that he knew how to be a gentleman. I remember one time I simply helped him by getting him some paper clips to organize his papers that he was working on. I thought nothing of it, but he started to leave the building, then came all the way back to the shipping department to thank me for my help! I also got to see a man who was passionate about giving his life and time to teach what God had put on his heart, because he knew his life was not his own. I once took a small gift to his and Ruth's home of something that I wanted to share in the way of a food item that I knew they would enjoy. Again he was always a gentleman, so appreciative to say "thank you" though I thought it to be a small thing. I remember he looked tired as he had been spending a lot of time working on a book and I mentioned that perhaps he should take a break and get some rest. His reply made a lasting impression on me. He said "I will rest when I get to Heaven". He was so compelled to use the time he had to be committed to what the Lord had called him to do. What a lesson to me to not seek my own pleasures and fulfillments in the time I have, but to remember that each day is a gift and that we are bought with a price, we are not our own. Touching souls and doing the Lord's will should be our driving force as it was his. He once said that he was not thankful enough each day for what the Lord had done for Him. I was surprised at that as I saw a man who dedicated his whole life for the Lord. But I also saw a humble man who realized that he did not deserve redemption and was so thankful for it. I also saw a father and grandfather, who like all of us who have burdens for our children and grandchildren to know Jesus more than anything. On one occasion, upon my asking about his family, he stopped at the counter, leaned on his arms and shared a burden he had for someone. He was also a real person, admitting his faults, and joking with us. He was always interested in what was going on in someone else's life, and was easy to talk to. I believe many people will think of 2 Timothy:4:7,8 when we think of Dave: "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith; henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord the righteous judge shall give at that day; and not to me only, but to all them also that love His appearing."

the doctrine - Hope - Pikeville, Kentucky - 04/24/2013 - 23:15 -

Although I never met Mr. Hunt personally I am broken hearted at the news of his passing. After becoming a Christian I stumbled upon a video of his on you tube and knew that I was hearing the words of a true man of God. I cannot express the admiration that I have for this man. Mr. Hunt helped me to understand the importance of the absolute truth of the word of God. After watching the video on you tube of Mr. Hunts' I began to pray to the Lord for guidance. I prayed for many days asking for understanding, discernment and instruction on how to go about living for Him. One morning I awoke with ONE word in my mind and that word was doctrine. I knew it meant the doctrine of Christ, the word of God. I had never used that word nor was very familiar with it. I know that Mr. Hunt is right about the inerrancy of the word of God! What I respected very much about Mr. Hunt was his absolute trust and belief in the word of God. Thank you Mr. Hunt for opening my heart to a love for the word of God and for all the wonderful things that you taught in your lifetime. Although I am extremely saddened by his passing I am also so very grateful for his teachings and lectures. I will never forget this man and hope to meet him someday soon. God bless, comfort and keep his family.

God's Perfect timing ... - Craig S. Graber - Hong Kong - 04/26/2013 - 16:30 -

At a very early time in my walk with Jesus, God was teaching me about humility. I was only a Christian for a year at the time, but God was leading me through the scriptures through His Holy Spirit. I was homeless, (after a life of leisure), living on the street, (but it was not a bad thing). I had spent the previous 40 years in the world chasing "paychecks" from month to month. Previous to my conversion, I had everything the world called good. You see, as I turned 40, I gave my life to Jesus Christ, and everything I previously counted of value, went out the door. God washed away everything in my life that I had worked so hard for, because it was really all worthless. I found myself homeless in San Diego County, CA. Not knowing where breakfast was going to come from let alone lunch. But one thing I had was something that I had never had before. PEACE ... Peace that passes all understanding. Just like Jesus said. I was left with my guitar, and the Bible that was given me at Easter Sunrise Service at Qualcomm stadium (MV Christian Fellowship) where I surrendered my life to the Lord. As I was learning to walk with the Lord, He did some very obvious things to keep me focused, and on the right track. I was travelling, (that's what homeless folks do that don't want to get arrested), so I did not have a regular church I was going to. But everywhere I went, when I stopped for the night, I was able to get "The Berean Call" on my radio. God seemed to be teaching me through His written Word, and then giving me confirmation through Dave, and Mr. McMahon. At every point, when I would run into some "hard" thing in my pursuit of understanding the Bible, God would be certain that my little radio would be able to get a broadcast of the Berean Call, and it would always be about something I was struggling with. There were even times in my travels, where I would run into a brick wall (like running out of gas), and not know which way to turn. I would pray, ask for direction, and usually wait to see what direction that would lead, and sure enough I would turn on the radio, there was Dave, with his by now familiar voice, expounding something that I found was "pointed" directly at me! I am grateful for the Berean Call, and Dave Hunt. God has used Him in mighty ways in my life. Unfortunately, I never got to meet him in person, But I look forward to seeing him in Heaven, and thank Him for teaching me to be a "Berean" as well ... Acts:17:11

Dave Hunt's ministry enriched our spiritual lives. - Daniel Thorat - Pune, India - 04/28/2013 - 10:18 -

I never met Dave Hunt. I heard the TBC recorded programmes in which Dave dealt with various topics to which I could easily relate. I and my wife saw and heard his elucidations and replies to several questions asked by other believing Christians. His soft, loving voice always led me to think that our loving heavenly Father and the Lord Yeshuah may have spoken with his disciples and those saved by HIm in that voice. Only this evening, my wife remembered the TBC email communications and wanted to know how Dave was doing. So, I opened Google and came to know that Dave was called to glory. We both had somehow thought that he would be there always and we could hear and read his books. We both were enriched in our understanding of our faith through the TBC programmes and we thank our Lord for Dave`s life and ministry. We will miss him much and will try and get as many books and CDs of Dave as possible.

Dave's Friendship and Passion - Connie Israel - United States - 04/28/2013 - 15:50 -

I first saw in Dave in his home in Los Angeles where I was introduced by my fiance, Larry Israel. I remember him giving us two free tickets to Disneyland. He seemed kind and wise. He was a true father of the faith. I was blessed by him in many ways, by his passion to keep the body vigilant in searching the scriptures and contending for the faith in our Lord Jesus. I was set free from some generational lies due to his influence. I appreciated his friendship to my husband and me throughout the years even with his full and rich life. I am looking forward to seeing him in heaven.

Appleton, WI Prophecy Conference - Kelly - Red Wing, MN - 04/28/2013 - 19:34 -

I went to so many Dave Hunt conferences in the Mid-West, that people began to recognize me and call me "Dave's Groupie", which I loved! There is not a preacher I have ever heard that had the power, conviction, and passion for God's word. I never tired of hearing him preach. My favorite event was the annual Prophecy Conference at the Calvary Chapel in Appleton, WI. You could find me behind the book table with Dave and T.A. discussing points of doctrine. In this picture I am as happy as I can be, standing next to Dave! My Christian growth would have taken SO much longer had I not had his teaching to steer me away from the error I was hearing in the early days of my salvation. This world will never be the same without this dear man of God.

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Kelly and Dave in Appleton, WI
Dave vs. Tommy Ice - Kelly - Red Wing, MN - 04/28/2013 - 19:38 -

This is from the annual Prophecy Conference in Appleton, WI - a great event! Dave and Tommy invariable disagreed about something during the panel discussion, but it was all in brotherly love. Here is a picture I captured when they were really having fun on the panel. I loved it!

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Dave against Tommy Ice!
Dave and Tommy in Appleton, WI - Kelly - Red Wing, MN - 04/28/2013 - 19:42 -

The camaraderie of these small conferences brought out the best in us all. Appleton was my favorite. I learned so much, but more than that, my soul was filled with joy and gratitude for the blessing of Dave's teaching.

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Dave and Tommy Ice
I became a pastor - Larry - Cape Cod, MA - 05/01/2013 - 10:58 -

I got saved in the year of our Lord, Sept 17th, 1997 Was baptized shortly after :-) Although I never met Dave I feel as he has been both a friend, brother and colleague :-) I've consulted his newsletters countless number of times and have enjoyed his writing, charm and wit :-) I learned from his experience and taken his counsel all without his knowledge :-) However, that is the kind of man I believe he indeed was :-) I became a pastor in October of the year 2002 :-) I never had (or to this day) a formal church! Nevertheless I minister to folks I've never met and just might in heaven one day :-) Like Dave I too am called to defend the Word of God and praise God the He has put good and Godly folks in my path :-) While I'm not a notable person or a notable writer I am all that God wants me to be and because of people like Dave and the folks that have had a hand in my betterment I am what I am and I praise God and thank our Lord Jesus for Dave and I pray Dave has heard the words of the Lord say "Well done! My good and faithful servant!" Rest well, my friend and praise God for allowing you to be part of my life!! With the love that comes from knowing Jesus, Larry

So many great books and writings by Dave. - Ted M. - Pennsylvania - 05/01/2013 - 21:22 -

I'd have to say that, including the TBC newsletter, Dave's books "In Defense of the Faith", "What Love is This", "An Urgent Call to a Serious Faith", "When Will Jesus Come" and "A Woman Rides the Beast" are the ones that had the most impact on me. Dave's handling of the errors of Calvinism were just eye opening. Just so many examples of solid teaching, especially his dealing the the concept of imminency regarding the 7 year tribulation time period. While I'm happy that Dave has gone on to be with the Lord, I'll greatly miss his insights into world events and Bible teaching. God Bless him.

Another Catholic told the truth - Rob Nelson - New Zealand - 05/01/2013 - 21:40 -

Blessings to Ruth and Tom. I just want to add this note to show how widespread Dave's ministry extended. New Zealand is at the ends of the earth in the upside down bit, yet his wisdom reached here and opened my eyes to set me free. His book A Woman Rides the Beast has become a manual for me in witnessing to my family and boyhood friends of the bondage of being locked up in the Catholic monster that is not a church in fact at all. At least not the one My Lord brought onto existence. Dave's thorough and careful scholarship was able to unlock for me just how deep the bondage of catholicism puts on people. The Lord sovereignly brought me out of that prison away back in 1962 but the residual curse of that world I came out of. Their lies needed to be exposed. Dave's book did that for me spectacularly and in great depth. I rejoice that Dave's race is run and that he is now enjoying the presence of His Lord for eternity. Yes, we will all miss him but let us not cling on to him. He would not want that. His work will go on and on while there are his books to be had. Tom can I say this to you. Bless you to for standing with him all these years as his staunch and faithful Timothy. You do not have to be Dave, I love you as a brother just the way you are and the ministry you have within yourself. I value you as much as I do Dave it was a great privilege to meet you here in New Zealand once. So blessings to all in the Berean Ministry may it continue to grow in all wisdom in sending out the true Gospel to this world. Yours in Jesus wonderful name Rob

The Seduction of Christianity - Danette Ellis - Hawk Springs, Wyoming - 05/02/2013 - 08:22 -

Eye opening expose of satanic doctrines prevalent in the Church that gave me a tremendous encouragement and saved me from some serious depression and damage to my great relationship with my parents, and Christ. My pastor was heavily into psychology and even took a bunch of us to a weekend seminar to hear Charles Solomon. He convinced us that parents were really being false in their love with some of their behaviors. This caused me to feel betrayed by the people I loved most, causing significant depression. Then I read brothers Dave and T.A.'s wonderful book exposing the satanic source of the false teaching of psychology, pointing me back to the scriptures. Can't express the huge weight of darkness that was lifted from me as God's truth began to shine on me like sunshine on an early spring day! Since that time I have consistently refuted and opposed the dark doctrines that psychology has brought into the church. I have handed out many copies of The Seduction of Christianity to other believers trapped under the dark burden of Christian psychology. My Christian family members and friends have all been alerted and freed from its evil influences thanks to Dave's wonderful ministry.

What love Is This? and many others. - Fikru Gebeyehu, Desta - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - 05/02/2013 - 19:45 -

The confusion I had cleared through his book "What Love Is This?" and "Debating Calvinism". Unforgettable piece of work. I see 2 Tim:4:7 be fulfilled in his life. May the Lord God bless the work he started and continue the work of the Berean Call. I pray for the staff and his family for he is a big loss to all of us. I give praise and honor and glory for God who has put His word in Dave Hunt's mouth and opened his mind. I know he went to a best place and complete peace, where there is no more tears and pain. May the Lord give you the comfort of His Holy Spirit while you are passing through this great happening. May God Bless you, Fikru G. Desta

An Urgent Call to a Serious Faith - Darrell - Ironton, Ohio - 05/05/2013 - 14:26 -

The above named book moved me like no other Christian book had before. The concise explanation for the existence of God, the gospel message and other areas of the book are made simple to share with others. As a longtime believer this book was a great way to refresh my desire to share with others the great love of Christ. Thank you Dave for your faithfulness to His word!

How a Book Helped Change a Life! - Beth - NH - 05/06/2013 - 14:00 -

Shortly after receiving Jesus as Lord and Savior, a friend introduced me to Dave's book, The Seduction of Christianity! Together, she and I began to meet together and pour over the information within! Our study led us to question, "Were the footnote sources truly what the cited authors had written?" Thus, we began to check out what Dave had quoted by going to our local Christian bookstore to find as many of the cited book themselves, look up the page numbers and "fact-check" on our own! This quest took 3-4, and more trips to the store where we spent hours at a time searching to check out as many authors' published works as we could find there, comparing what Dave had written in The Seduction of Christianity. We were meticulous! Indeed, Dave had quoted them correctly! This was astounding information to us as we had not been exposed to many of the cited authors' writings, but were curious to see if these authors had indeed written what Dave referenced!! What a giant wake-up call, praise God! Happily, at a future date, we were able to hear Dave speak in person while in Minnesota at Twin City Fellowship! Also, our Lord has opened several occasions to be able to share what we learned from this experience, referencing The Seduction of Christianity, by sharing copies with friends. To say Dave's work had a profound effect in my life cannot be emphasized enough here. I thank God for Dave's bravery, persistence and perserverance to honor the Lord with his talents as a writer and speaker/teacher of Biblical truth, as God continues using Dave's books,The Berean Call, and radio programs helping me to understand the dangers of those who've come to deceive. Indeed, the Lord has been glorified with Dave's obedience to prayerfully write and speak! "And the Lord answered me, "Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it." Habakkuk:2:2

Thank You Father for Dave - Silvana Smith - New Castle, DE - 05/07/2013 - 14:00 -

I just want to take time to remember Dave Hunt as I thanked God today for sharing Dave with us. What a blessing it has been learning from this amazing man that loved God. Because of men like Dave, the LORD gave us audio, video and satellites; so that his legacy can continue to another generation, so desperately lost and in need of a reality check concerning the Word of God. Peace upon his family and friends, as you all well know, Dave is in the presence of our LORD.

Exodus 20 - Kathleen - Iowa - 05/07/2013 - 19:21 -

I was born into the Catholic religion, but always questioned it, because the rules kept changing. I was saved August 21, 1984. While reading my Bible I came across the Ten Commandments in Exodus 20 and saw the Second Commandment for the first time in my life. Not only that, but the Fourth Commandment wasn't the fourth anymore! I don't know what speaking engagement Dave was at but I had a tape from one and God in His mercy, through the Word and Dave, helped me to know why this was so. Dave said the Catechism that Catholics learned the Ten Commandments from had taken the Second Commandment out and had made two out of the last one. He had some righteous anger in his voice, because of the deceit. I shed tears, to think of how awful this was for them to do this, and at the same time was so thankful for the truth Dave shared. God is so good to bless us with willing, humble, servants such as our dear brother Dave Hunt. Loved his sense of humor, remember him saying people avoid my meetings by the thousands. What a wealth of knowledge he's left for us.

Dave's presentations at Prophecy Conference - Bob Sullivan - Avon, Ct. - 05/09/2013 - 04:25 -

Dave was a participant in the annual Prophecy conference held at Calvary Chapel of the Finger Lakes. While I was never able to attend the meeting, I eagerly awaited delivery of the tapes/CDs of the speakers. I cannot recall the first time I listened but it has to be at least 15-20 years ago and I never missed a single session. I would listen to the tapes at least 2-3 times each and literally filled volumes of binders with notes I took from them. As a relatively new Christian at the time, I would marvel at Dave's insights and knowledge. Over the years, I have led many studies and even a few conferences that included mountains of wisdom that were learned from Dave. I never met him or even saw him in person but he played an important role in my life as well as many others he never met.

Thank You - Danny Hamilton - 05/10/2013 - 10:40 -

I'm so sorry to just now hear of OUR loss, but the Lord's gain. The ministry you are all part of has been my most reliable TRUTH anchor for over 20 years and I am so grateful for Dave's desire for that ministry.

For all of you in the immediate family I just want to say "May God's Peace and Comfort cover you, each and every day."

Honor to whom honor is due! - James Hamilton - 05/10/2013 - 13:09 -

Though I never got the chance to meet Dave in person, his writing and speaking have had a profound influence on my life. I was given one of his books early in my pastoral ministry that began in the mid-1980's. Ever since then, I have purchased, given out, and recommended anything that he has put out. I recently told our preachers-in-training here at our church in Texas that anything I read by Dave Hunt that relates to a doctrinal issue such as Catholicism, Calvinism, the Charismatic movement, Creation, etc. becomes the standard and thesis on that subject! God gave him an amazing mind of both analysis and logic, and a tremendous gift of articulation to go with it.  His thoroughness and research made his writings credible and irrefutable, and his ministry will carry on through his legacy of challenging laymen and preachers alike to hold to the truth "once delivered unto the saints." I want to thank his dear wife Ruth, their family, Bro. McMahon, and all the staff of TBC for sharing the life and ministry of this great man of God with all of us! He will be greatly missed, but as with all men of destiny and impact in the kingdom of God, "he being dead yet speaketh"!

Seduction of Christianity - Bill Petite - 05/10/2013 - 13:39 -

It is remarkable the number of people who have read The Seduction of Christianity and have been questioned as to why. I remember when I read it, not long after it was published, and told the pastor of the church I was attending; his response was that he would not read it because he considered it devisive. He said it divided the Church and would not even permit me to talk to him about the book, even though he had not read it! I soon realized that the Lord had me in this church to learn how not to do ministry. I don't say that out of meaness but as a truth I experienced in my growth in the Lord. I thank God for men like Dave Hunt. His ministry work has been an inspiration from God to me.

In warm memory of Dave Hunt - Andreas Bellmann - 05/10/2013 - 13:52 -

In herzlicher Erinnerung an Dave Hunt:

Liebe Freunde von the Berean Call, heute las ich vom Heimgang Dave Hunt’s zu unserem Herrn Jesus.

Meine herzliche Anteilnahme an Dave Hunt Vollendung seines Lebenswerkes. Dave ist bei unserem Herrn Jesus angekommen.

Dave war mir ein Lehrer heraus zu finden aus der charismatischen Bewegung 2009-2010. Seine Filme und Bücher halfen mir auf meinem Glaubensweg.

Sein Buch „the okkult Invasion“ ist mir ein wichtiger Wegweiser, heraus zu finden aus Okkultismus und Psychologie. Die Schriften und Filme von Dave helfen vielen Menschen aus falschen Lehren.

Vielen Dank an Herrn Jesus Christus für Dave Hunt.

Ich wünsche Beistand und Segen für die Familie von Dave.

Mögen the Berean Call vielen Menschen das Wort und das Licht unseres Heilandes bringen.

Danke.

Great Man - Ricky Roberts - 05/13/2013 - 11:43 -

In 1980's, I was introduced to various doctrines arising out of the Charismatic Movement and the Noe_Pentecostal Movement.   Thank God, for the leading of the Holy Spirit.  I knew these doctrines were definitely wrong, but I just did not have the knowledge to understand how or why they were and are wrong.  At that time, I knew enough Greek to be dangerous.  And I began my study in Theology, Church History, the Occult, and other important subjects.  I went for days praying that God would have someone speak or write about my concerns. I saw Dave Hunt on a TV program defending and speaking about His Book--The Seduction of Christianity.  Thereafter, I purchased the book, saw him on other programs, including John Ankerburg's Program, and dove into an extensive study of those subjects.

His influence was and is great; his family will never know just how many people he helped.   He and Martin pushed me, by their influence, to continue to go beyond the English and study all the sources, including the Fathers, Greek, Hebrew, other languages, and various other subjects.  Dave Hunt will be greatly missed.    

Dave Hunt's Influence - Steve McFadden - 05/13/2013 - 11:44 -

I know Dave is beyond the finite limitations of this world and he is rejoicing with our Lord!

I have always been blessed by the "Berean Call" newsletter and by Dave's books!

He made a difference in my life and I'll always be grateful.

I pray for Ruth, his extended family, T. A. and all that continue to work in this great ministry.

Memory of Dave and what he meant to me - Steve Unger - 05/13/2013 - 11:59 -

When I heard the news that Dave Hunt had gone home to the Lord....I cried.   Now I am not an overly emotional guy but I felt the same as when I lost my father.    You see it's only been during the past few years that I have come to know Dave and the body of his work for the Lord.  I was born again at 17 years of age; a troubled kid raised in a screwed up catholic home, then thrown to the religious wolves right out of the gate.   It's been 40 years now and I have to say I have been one of those "vexed Christians" struggling to "figure it out".   Long story that goes something like this...starting from a screwed up home to Catholicism to drugs to an arrest to born again to a Calvinist/Once-Saved-Always-Saved dead church to Charismania to a work-a-holic to many churches to "I give up trying to find a good church" to "fence sitting" to "I am nothing like I was when I was first saved" to "There's no hope for me" to a real wake up call where we almost lost my son to suicide due to all this religious apostasy.   (No joke).   So what does all this have to do with Mr. David Hunt?    I'll never forget the period of time where I fell on my knees in desperation, sought my God and God led me to some of Dave's messages.  There were other Godly men I was led to like Jacob Prasch, David Hocking, Roger Oakland, Warren Smith and so forth.   I didn't know there were real men of God dealing with real issues.   I have several messages of Dave's that I still listen to that were so right-on and spoke directly to my family's circumstances.    I don't know why it took me so long to emerge from the spiritual malaise, but the passing of Mr Hunt feels like I spent most of my life not knowing I had a father, and just when I discovered he was alive...he passes on.    The work of Dave Hunt and the Berean Call is one of the few voices of truth in this increasingly dark world.   I am forever grateful for the faithfulness of Mr Dave Hunt, a true servant of the living God.     Thanks for allowing me to ramble on.

Remembering Dave - Clare Shenko - 05/14/2013 - 08:00 -

Dave has been such a blessing to my family for many years.  My mother first introduced him to me through his book Whatever Happened to Heaven?   It was at a time when my faith was slipping and I couldn't understand what happened to all the Christians around me who never even mentioned  the rapture or looking forward to heaven.  Dave hit the nail on the head and it was exactly what I needed to restore my faith. There would be many  more of those in the future!  LIke when my husband and I thought we were the only ones in the world who didn't think The Passion of the Christ   was blasphemous.  We despaired and thought we were crazy until I heard Dave and Tom speak about it.  Then came the confusion we felt when we  were first introduced to Calvinism in our church.  Our spirits felt it was wrong but all of our Christian friends and Pastor told us even if we didn't know  it we were Calvinists.  More despair!  Until I heard Dave speak about it and got confirmation from the Lord that we were right.  It's very hard trying to  navigate through all the teachings I've been exposed to.  The Holy Spirit lets me know in my spirit but sometimes I need confirmation.  Dave has been used by God in my life many times to let me know what I thought was the Holy Spirit's guidance really was.  Several months ago I spoke to my  dad (78yr) about the moral decline of the world and how sad it is to see how evil everything is.  My dad, who jokes a lot, said when Dave Hunt dies  "it's all over".  He said he wouldn't want to be here anymore.  I agreed and we both hoped and prayed that day wouldn't come.  When I heard of Dave's death I cried as if my own dad had just died.  Such a terrible loss.  But some of the tears were of  joy that he was with the One he loved so  much.

Thanks so much, Dave - Steve Graupner - 05/15/2013 - 14:17 -

The world is a darker place without Dave Hunt. I was blessed to meet Dave in the early 80s at a church seminar on the cults. Dave explained that we didn't need to "find out who we are." You are a sinner he said. You are lost and need a Savior. He got my attention and as I listened I knew he was right and I received the Lord as a result of Dave's ministry. Thank you Dave for not sugar coating my condition. I met Dave again several years later and shared what he had done for me and I considered him my spiritual dad who guided me to God. I wasn't surprised that he was thrilled and hugged me and thanked me for sharing that. I have watched as Dave was cursed at and railed against by false teachers and TV evangelists (so called) and I was always so proud of the way he humbly took the hatred from them. I know it had to hurt but he is a true man of God. He just repeated the scriptures in loving kindness. My goal is to be as loving and forgiving as Dave was.  Through the years he has been a wonderful teacher and a true watchman who has kept me from weird doctrines and taught me to discern error. I know you are rejoicing in Heaven Dave but we will miss you very much. I pray blessings and comfort for your family and will love to see you some day again. You have impacted my life and so many others. I cannot thank God enough for you and your willingness to take the arrows and stand for the truth.

A Memory of Dave - Mary Hertel - 05/16/2013 - 09:01 -

I am a former Roman Catholic nun who has been and continues to be greatly impacted by the person and work of Dave Hunt who always pointed me to the Lord and His truth.  

When I was first introduced to his writings I was just recently saved  and 44years old. A friend gave me the book: Global Peace . Some things in this book angered me - like:  "No rejection of Christ by the world is as diabolically cunning as the calculated downgrading of the Savior by Roman Catholic tradition in the name of Christianity." (page 122) However, the more I learned the Word of God, the more the truth of statements in this book were being confirmed.  Eventually my husband (trained in Catholic seminary) and I read more and more books and newsletters from TBC and grew in discernment and the desire to know the Word of God and how to apply it to so much going on around us and in the world.  

We began attending Bible conferences regularly and met Dave at a number of them.  We saw and heard Dave's evident love for his Savior, compassion for others, humility and sense of humor - we even learned how to communicate graciously with those we crossed paths with who were holding to or teaching what is contrary to the Bible.  When talking with Dave about concerns we were facing, he listened intently and responded in grace and truth.

We love this man and the ministry the Lord called him to do and we know he is now rejoicing before the Lord he served so well. May many resolve to carry on the work Dave accomplished by standing for truth and encouraging T.A. McMahon and all the Staff at The Berean Call.   Mary from WI - saved by grace through a response of faith to the finished work of Jesus Christ.  May His Name be glorified.

My memory and gratitude to Mr. Hunt - Anna - 05/20/2013 - 11:01 -

May your crown in heaven be so big and heavy you need a wheelbarrow for it.

My first knowledge of Mr. Hunt was reading The Seduction of Christianity in 1985.  I  had accepted Jesus as my Savior in 1978 but was led astray by mainstream churches.  I  had no idea I  was on the wrong path until reading his book.

I  went to a seminar shortly after getting “set straight”.  One of the things done was to take some kind of personality quiz to determine the best employees to hire for my business.   I  had taken it about 6 months prior and graded accordingly.  However this time the results said that I  was evidently in some kind of life crisis and my score could not be graded.  WOW....imagine that.....coming to know Jesus was a crisis.  In some ways it was since I was so surprised to see so many things I ‘d thought were good in my relationship were so very wrong.

This was a series of seminars that I  had signed up for so I  had to drop out, take the hit financially as it was a prepaid endeavor.....I  was young....didn’t know better.

But it was well worth it to finally know the Lord personally in a way I  would have never come to without reading Mr. Hunt’s book.

Thank you so very much.  May you rest in peace.

Testimony to Dave - Ken - 05/20/2013 - 11:11 -

First of all, I would like to express my sympathy to Dave's wife, his family and all the staff at The Berean Call for the loss of Dave. Although he is now enjoying being in the presence of His Savior and Lord, he will be greatly missed by all of us.  I enjoyed his articles in The Berean Call so much.  He had a tremendous grasp of the Scriptures and provided incredible insight, wisdom, and knowledge into the topics he covered.  I had the privilege and blessing to see, hear, and talk to Dave briefly on a couple of occasions (far too few).  He was so kind, polite, and sincere in listening to my questions and provided Biblical insight.

Memory of Dave Hunt - Grace - 05/20/2013 - 11:12 -

To the Berean Call Family and Mrs. Hunt,

I never met Dave Hunt, but his books and his example of Christian living was always inspiring to me. I had hoped to meet him in this life, but I guess I will just have to wait for Heaven! I will know just where to find him, sitting at the feet of our Lord Jesus Christ, the King of Kings!

Condolence in honor of Dave Hunt - Sharon W - CALIFORNIA - 05/20/2013 - 14:19 -

I was not aware of Dave's passing until I opened the May 2013 Berean Call newsletter.  As soon as I saw his photo and memorial I started crying. I felt I had just lost my spiritual father. Dave lived what he preached.  He loved people.  He was self-less.  People can say anything they want to about their ideals, beliefs or faith, but unless it's lived out in their lives with love and humility towards others it is only as 'a sounding brass or tinkling cymbal.'  Thank you, Dave and Tom, for your witness and testimony and for speaking Biblical truth. May God bless your efforts in keeping the message alive with integrity.

Dave Hunt & Word of Life - Roger - 05/20/2013 - 15:28 -

My wife & I became Christians in 1984. That's when we discovered Dave Hunt & Word of Life in NY. We were thrilled that we could vacation and hear the Word of God at Word of Life. Having Dave speak at many yearly conferences there was an added bonus. What a soft-spoken but bold man of God. We've been receiving The Berean Call since then. God has truly blessed Dave, his family & The Berean Call. He is home with his Savior and his well-deserved reward.

In memory of Dave - Rick & Sherri Fearnall - 05/22/2013 - 13:41 -

Berean Call Family,

I would like to share what Dave has meant to me over the years, however inadequate my words may be, I will miss him as a Father in the faith as he surely was to me and so many others.

I was first introduced to Dave in a small Christian Bookstore in 1997. My new bride and I were on vacation and we came across a copy of A Woman Rides the Beast , we devoured it and I remember turning to her and asking “can this be true, there are others that believe as we suspect?!” From there we backtracked and read The Seduction of Christianity . I have not had the opportunity to hear Dave in person, but from his written word I feel as if I know him as a brother, as a father. Dave’s instruction to be a Berean has always led me to a deeper study of God’s written Word. You list 35 books by Dave, My bride and I have purchased and read at least 25 of them, many of them are taped, tattered and so marked up and still treasured! I am so thankful for the wisdom and clear thinking that our Lord entrusted with Dave. We have been receiving TBC newsletter since 1998 and still have every copy, and look forward to every issue still.

Ruth and family, Tom and TBC staff, my heart goes out to you for your loss, for all our loss! As Timothy carried on after Paul departed, so will you with God’s immeasurable Grace.

Thank you Lord Jesus for your Loyal Servant and Child Dave Hunt.

Dave Hunt - Randy and April Box - Tomball, TX - 05/30/2013 - 15:31 -

Long story that began with Oprah, led into Psychic Conventions, that led us to a house in the middle of a subdivision that had been turned into a Bible Book Store....last room, bottom shelf.  Peace, Prosperity and the Coming Holocaust.  Both of us came to the Lord thru this book.  As far as we are concerned, Dave led us to the Lord.  We were fortunate to be able to hear Dave speak in OKC at a Prophecy Conference the first time, and twice since then.  We feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to read the newsletters and books coming out of Berean Call.  I know Dave is up there having a time!  Miss Ruth is in our thoughts and prayers.  Please give her a hug from us. 

Mr. Hunt - Lexi - 05/30/2013 - 15:45 -

I am so thankful for Mr. Hunt and the Berean Call to truth about our Lord and Savior Yeshua Hamashia of Nazareth. Thank you Mr. Hunt for Israel, Islam and Armegeddon; it was a real eye opener. Long live Israel and peace unto Jerusalem, the One and Only true Holy city of God Almighty.

Dave Hunt will be sorely missed - Carol - 05/30/2013 - 15:54 -

I just want to say God Bless You and really enjoyed your article about you and Dave and the kind of person he was. 

It is really good to see The Seduction Of Christianity being in print again. I will never forget the day I bought a copy of that book.  I was confused about so much stuff and needed an answer so bad, I was just a young person in the Lord and didn't understand  anything I was experiencing in the churches but it was like God was trying to say that a lot of stuff that was going on was wrong.  I went to the bookstore and it seemed I was drawn to this book, I was told by my Pastor at the time not to read this book, I was really  upset but I felt I had to read it and I will never regret the day I did read it. 

Since then Dave Hunt became one of my favorite authors and I  know that God has and will probably continue to use him in my life. I am thankful that this ministry is going to continue to move on and I know  that it will be blessed and many lives saved and changed because of it.

About Dave Hunt - Albert Gomez Leonardi - 06/11/2013 - 14:44 -

I just finished reading for the fourth time, while translating Dave's last talk in the TBC Conference in 2008. I'm reminded of when I met him at the Myrtle Beach Conference in 2005 and talked to him about translating the TBC newsletter into the Spanish language. Dave asked me if I was involved with Word of Life ministries. "Yes", I replied, but the amazing part is that I had met him just once in Schroon Lake, Word of Life's pavillion, for a brief moment in 1987!

Once again, he has been a gifted man that the Lord used mightily to open our discernment and he has incentivated us to be "Bereans" that we "should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints" (Jude:1:3).

Memory of Dave - Gerry - 06/26/2013 - 08:30 -

Back in about 1988 or so, I was the president of the Bible Study Club at my university.  We showed the movie "Gods of the New Age" to an audience of about 80 people.  Several new age practitioners, Satanists, neo-pagans, and whatnot were in the audience.  I had not seen the movie previously, but thought the production to be very high quality.  Despite this, the movie was not well received, and I was investigated by the local police for promoting hate propaganda, a Satanist stood across the street from my house and tried to cast spells on me, and local newspaper and radio were calling me for interviews.  The ecumenical chaplain at the university even wrote me an open letter begging me to retract/recant the views expressed in the movie.  Needless to say, I did not.  When it got a little too much for this then 22-year-old to handle, a call was placed on my behalf to the producers of the movie (I did not know the call was placed until I got a phone call later).  On the line was a representative of Mr. Hunt, offering to engage legal authorities if it became necessary. That backup and willingness to stand behind his research made this very scared young man realize that there were more for us than against us, and that I really had nothing to fear.  Soon after that, the calls stopped and the people that had been so offended found a new cause to chase other than me.  Though I never spoke to Mr. Hunt personally, I came to appreciate his commitment to the truth, and I became a spiritual Berean as well.  I will miss Mr. Hunt and those that worked around him, but rejoice that he is now in the presence of Jesus Christ.

Valiant for truth! - The Klein Family - 07/01/2013 - 09:40 -
We first heard of Dave Hunt in the '90s, in a (so-called) book review of A Woman Rides the Beast .  It was in a christian magazine which we subscribed to at that time (no longer).  As we read the review, it became increasingly obvious that the reviewer was not actually reviewing the book, but was just mocking Dave.  It was not even in a spirit of warning or love or edification -- it was pure mockery.  There was enough obvious smoke-screen in the review to cause us to be curious about the actual book, so we obtained a copy.   Needless to say, the book opened our eyes to the mission field all around us - those who trusted in anyone or anything other than the gospel of our Lord. We soon became newsletter subscribers and frequently ordered tapes, too!

We found the monthly newsletters, which we stored in binders with indices, a tremendous resource, and as our children (14 so far!) listened along with us to Dave's cassettes, they also grasped the importance of Dave's burden for the church.  The Ex-Catholics for Christ videos made such an impact on our family, and we are so thankful Whatever Happened to Heaven is back in print!

As the years have passed, we have known many dear friends influenced by the trends and false and distracting doctrines of which TBC has brought up through the years.  As a family, we are burdened for these friends and seek opportunities to point them to God's Word. And we know to a small degree the difficulty of trying to warn or reprove those who have been caught up in them.

God has greatly used Dave Hunt in our task of seeking to raise children who are Bereans.  May we each truly be Bereans in these last days, and may we speak the truth in love.

Let us then be true and faithful

trusting serving every day

Just one glimpse of Him in glory

will the toils of life repay!

Much love from the Kleins
Memories of Dave Hunt - Nancy Tigner Schmidt - 08/08/2013 - 12:08 -

The Christian community has lost a truly wise and Christlike man of God.  I had the pleasure and blessing of formerly working at the Berean Call and have missed everyone, but especially Dave Hunt.  While working there, I grew more in my Christian knowledge than any other time in my walk with the Lord.  My prayers are with Ruth, Tom and the Berean staff.  I know God has already told Dave, "well done, good and faithful servant." 

My gratitude and thanksgiving for Dave Hunt's ministry - Richard D Heaton - 08/12/2013 - 13:14 -

I was very saddened to hear of Dave's illness and his passing into glory I have followed his ministry since I read Seduction and as the result I have considered him my only scholarship (not that I haven't read other men and other viewpoints but it was Dave who I sought out first). There are so many things he has written on some very important issues (I especially appreciated his study with Calvinism). His dynamic personality, incredible and love, and faith for God and His Word have kept me inspired for almost 40 yrs. as long as I have been a Christian.

In memory of Dave Hunt - David Jones - 09/03/2013 - 11:04 -

I realize this is very late, but I wanted to convey my sadness on learning of Dave Hunt's death.  I related the news to Dr. Norman Gulley, a former professor of mine who taught Last Day Events at Southern Adventist University until his retirement. Dr. Gulley, who used not a small amount of Dave's writings in teaching his class, was very sad to hear it as well.  He commented that the Lord had allowed a great warrior in the cause of Christ to go to his rest.

Comments from a Brazilian supporter - Gabriel Ferreira - Brazil - 09/17/2013 - 09:48 -

Even from afar, I followed Dave's books in Portuguese (published by Actual).

I think I'm among the younger readers of Dave. I'm 15 years old.

I've obtained Dave's books and lectures through the ministry, Midnight Call.

I think only God knows how much his books have influenced my Christian life amid much deception and heresy. I can only thank God for giving us our brother, Dave Hunt.

Thinking About Dave Hunt - Malachi Goodman - 09/20/2013 - 14:48 -

You know, I really miss Mr. Hunt. I find myself thinking about him sometimes. I never met him, but regularly visited the Berean Call, and my copy of A Woman Rides The Beast is heavily underlined and dog eared, and at some point the cover is going to fall off...

I know Dave right now is happier than he's ever been, standing in front of God's throne and rejoicing. His rewards will be great in the Kingdom. I can't wait to talk with him in the Millennial Kingdom and beyond.

Please keep the Berean Call going. I know Mr. McMahon is probably busy with doing double work now. Please don't get discouraged.

In Memory of Dave - John Mooney - Northern Ireland - 10/02/2013 - 15:29 -

I have just found out about the passing into the presence of the Lord of Dave, I have had the privilege to hear him speak in Northern Ireland and was blessed by the ministry of this great man of God.

Dave Hunt's Passing - AlindaFaye - 10/04/2013 - 06:36 -

Oh dear, I just learned about Dave's passing today.  I am so sorry to hear about his death.  I was attending World Harvest Church when my supervisor gave me the book, The Seduction of Christianity .  It saved me from turning away from God.  My prayers to the Hunt family.

Just discovered Dave is now with Jesus - Sheila Hale - 10/24/2013 - 23:00 -

I thought I would visit The Berean Call today to find out if Dave had written anything about global warming only to discover that Dave went to be with his Lord on 5th April of this year.

I shouldn't be sad, but I am, and I wish to just say that although I have never met Dave Hunt I have read his work - ( The Seduction of Christianity being the first)  over twenty years.  I am so very grateful for all his teachings. I retain many of his newsletters on file and have used them quite extensively as a reference to witnessing and sharing, especially on subjects like Islam and Roman Catholicism and they have been invaluable.

Many of his books sit on my bookshelf. The Cult Explosion , A Woman Rides the Beast , Beyond Seduction , and many others.

Right now my heart goes out to his wife - Ruth, TA McMahon, and others closely connected with The Berean Call family who have worked and known Dave Hunt over so many years.

I am most sad I have not known about Dave earlier than this but live at Ulladulla on the South Coast of Australia and do not attend any church in this small town for like so many churches today they have fallen into apostasy.