Dial-the-Truth Ministries

Dial-the-Truth Ministries is an American Baptist Fundamentalist website. The organization began in 1990 as a telephone ministry with inspirational recorded messages for the caller. They are King James Only-advocates, which means they believe the only true English version of the Bible is the Authorized Version of 1611 (hence, their web address: www.av1611.org). The website first went online in 1995. It is run by Dr. Terry Watkins and is based in Pinson, Alabama, United States. It archives many different articles.

Dial-the-Truth Ministries
Available inEnglish
OwnerDr. Terry Watkins
URLav1611.org
Alexa rankNegative increase 326,895 (April 2014)[1]
Launched1990 (phone line)
1995 (website)
Current statusOnline

BeliefsEdit

Dial-the-Truth Ministries maintains that rock music is evil, based on the Biblical instruction, "Be ye not unequally yoked with unbelievers" (II Corinthians 6:14), that both mainstream and "Christian rock" music are tools of Satan and that popular Christian artists such as Stryper, Frontline, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Carman, Point of Grace,[2] DC Talk and Jars of Clay could be "under the influence of Satan".[3] The site has criticised Britney Spears as a whorish woman who provokes youthful lusts and parents who allow their children to listen to the Spice Girls as "co-conspirators in this cultural rape of their daughters".[4]

Dial-the-Truth Ministries also believe that Hell is a physical place[5] located in the core of the Earth. They also believe that Santa Claus is a form of Satan.[6] Dial-the-Truth Ministries has additionally written on the theory of a link between the number '11' and the September 11th terrorist attacks, alleging that, "This could be the "beginning of the end" of America the great."[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Av1611.org Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01.
  2. ^ Barnet, Richard D.; Larry L. Burriss (2001). Controversies of the Music Industry. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 93–94. ISBN 978-0-313-31094-2.
  3. ^ "Christian Rock:Blessing or Blasphemy?" Dial-the-Truth Ministries
  4. ^ Gauntlett, David (2002). Media, Gender and Identity: An introduction. Routledge. p. 225. ISBN 978-0-415-18960-6.
  5. ^ Smith, Christian; Melinda Lundquist Denton (2005). Soul searching: the religious and spiritual lives of American teenagers. Oxford University Press. p. 13. ISBN 978-0-19-518095-4.
  6. ^ "Santa Claus: The Great Imposter" Dial-the-Truth Ministries.
  7. ^ "The Number Eleven and the World Trade Center Bombing." Dial-the-Truth Ministries.

External linksEdit