The Endtimes Handmaidens - by Donna Shuck
In the early 1970's Mrs. Gwen Shaw (then Gwen Schmidt) founded the End-Time Handmaidens. She married James v. D. Shaw, and around 1974 settled her cult in the northwest corner of Arkansas. This cult's appearance is that of a Christian missionary organization, and calls itself "A Ministry to the Family, A Ministry to the Nations." However, as the reader will learn, it is actually a New Age based cult of personality that revolves around the teachings and demonic magnetism of Gwen Shaw. [She died in January 2013]
See offsite web link: http://www.eth-s.com/
The Walk ('Out of the Pan and Into the Fire')
This article is the testimony of a man who spent seven years during the 1970’s and early 80’s as a member of a cult calling itself “The Church of the Living Word”, also known as “The Walk”. The Walk was founded by a man named John Robert Stevens supposedly to lead the Christian Church into the “fullness of the Kingdom of God” on the earth. He taught a blending of Latter Rain doctrine and occult, with enough of a Christian veneer to fool sincere believers who had a hunger for something more than their traditional church had to offer. After leaving the Walk and joining the Vineyard movement in the late 80’s the writer made a horrifying discovery. Many modern churches were teaching all the same doctrines he had experienced in the cult!
Critique of the Teachings of Wesley A. Swift - by Steve Montgomery
The teachings of Wesley A. Swift act as a conduit for the convergence of esoteric-infused racist ideas and “present truth” Manifest Sons of God doctrines. Wesley A. Swift (1913–1970) was a Methodist minister from Southern California who was known for his racist and white supremacist views. In the 1940s, Swift started his own church which eventually became the Church of Jesus Christ Christian. The church's website now states that "Wesley Swift is considered the single most significant figure in the early years of the Christian Identity movement in the United States." He was also responsible for the formation of the Antelope Valley chapter of the Ku Klux Klan and is associated with the militant Christian group the California Rangers. He was denounced for his views by Robert W. Welch Jr. of the John Birch Society. Swift died in a Mexican clinic on October 8, 1970, apparently from a heart attack
See offsite web link: http://christogenea.org/