Special Notice: CRI has revised Statement 4.102 concerning Dave Hunt to read as follows:
“Dave Hunt, who is a popular Christian author and speaker, publishes the newsletter called The Berean Call based in Bend, Oregon. He has written on many subjects, including the cults, end-time events, Roman Catholicism, and Christian Reconstructionism. CRI fully supports his commitment to the gospel of Christ and to testing all things by the Biblical record. He has faithfully challenged the church to Biblically discern current trends and teachings, as he did with some success in his book The Seduction of Christianity (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 1985). This does not mean, however, that we are in complete agreement with the conclusions of his studies. Hunt teaches that Roman Catholicism is a cult and the prophetic Whore of Babylon depicted in Revelation chapters 17-18.1 He also denounces Christian psychology as teaching a false gospel.2 CRI disagrees with him on these issues.3
“Enclosures: CP-0801; SP-3.275; JC-001
“1. Global Peace and the Rise of Antichrist (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 1990); A Woman Rides the Beast (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 1994); “A Cult is a Cult,” CIB Bulletin, June 1991. For a refutation on Roman Catholicism as the prophetic Whore of Babylon consult B. J. Oropeza, 99 Reasons Why No One Knows When Christ Will Return (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1994), pp. 104-107. [TBC: It is naive in the extreme to suggest that anyone can “refute” in four pages what A Woman Rides the Beast takes 550 pages and 800 footnotes to document and which millions of Christians independent of Rome have believed for at least 1,000 years! That opinion was virtually unanimous among evangelical believers until very recently.]
“2. See, for example, “The Battle for Truth,” The Berean Call, June 1992; “God and Self,” The Berean Call, Nov. 1992.
“3. We have enclosed material on our view of Roman Catholicism. For our view of Christian psychology consult the series from the Christian Research Journal entitled “Psychology and the Church” by Bob and Gretchen Passantino (Part One begins with the Winter 1995 issue).”