Eric Barger and Take A Stand! Ministries

Walter Martin Discovered in my Garage!
Dr. Walter Martin
Ok, I admit that's a bit dramatic but...
Friends who have known me for long know that the late, great, Dr. Walter Martin was a like a mentor to me. Though the original "Bible Answer Man" and prolific author of books such as The Kingdom of the Cults has been in Glory since 1989, his ministry to me and many others still lives on. I am blessed that Dr. Martin's oldest daughter, Jill, and I are not only friends but also now regular co-hosts together on "Understanding the Times Radio with Jan Markell." I've recounted to Jill that I would not be in the ministry I am in today had it not been for Dr. Martin's daily radio ministry and the many resources - that I still refer to often. Today, over 30 years later, his memory lives on and continues to inspire and educate me. Praise the Lord!

Today I opened a box and found 14 absolute jewels - Walter Martin VHS ministry videos! They were sealed copies, each in a case, and had been donated to us by our friend, Ed Decker from Saints Alive in Jesus.

I have twelve VHS copies of Dr. Martin's classic debate with Mormon apologist, Van Hale, including both parts 1 and 2. I also have two VHS copies of the apologetics classic on witnessing to Mormons, "Dialog at the Doorstep" featuring Dr. Martin and our friend, Ed Decker, who is perhaps best known for his book The God Makers. These VHS tapes are a must for every apologetics library and are just as relevant and important as they were when they were recorded back in the 1980's.

To help us meet our end-of-the-year goal (we're still about $3,000 short) would you consider investing a gift of $100 or more to the ministry?

The first 14 folks that do so will receive one of these Walter Martin VHS classics and also our CD album, "The Best of Eric Barger vol. 1" which includes a variety of ten of my full length seminar messages.

To donate and receive this offer please click here then type the word "Martin" in the "purpose" box during the order process. You may use a PayPal account or your debit or credit card to donate.

I really appreciate your consideration of a gift to help us meet our goal. Obviously supply is limited and the link will become inactive when the final Walter Martin VHS tape is gone so please act now.

Thanks for helping me reach all we can with the Gospel in 2014!

Eric Signature

Ministry Update

Please note our

new mailing address:

Take A Stand! Ministries

PO Box 279

Spanaway, WA 98387


purple line

On the Road

Puyallup, WA
February 2 
Eric is ministering in both morning services at
9 & 11am. Don't miss Eric's prophetic message, "Ten Reasons Why Jesus is Returning Soon." Come join us at Experience Church in Puyallup. Click here for more.

Abbotsford, BC
February 9
Eric returns to Olivet Church in Abbotsford for one service (10am). See the church website for details.

Peoria, IL
February 21-22
Join Eric for five sessions at the Equip Christian Workers Conference in Peoria. Click here for a list of Eric's sessions.

Fairfield, IL
February 23
Eric will be bringing brand new Take A Stand! Seminar messages at The Rock Church in Fairfield. Don't miss either service (10am & 5:30pm) Call (618) 599-1904 for details.

Myrtle Beach, SC
February 28-March 2
Mark your calendars and make plans to get away to beautiful Myrtle Beach for the "What In The World Is Going On?" Conference
Bill Koenig 
Eric Barger 
Dr. Freddie Young 
Current Events
Bible Prophecy
Christian Apologetics
More information about this event coming soon!



*Open Dates Available 

Eric is available for meetings!
Interested? Contact us

February 16

in Minnesota or Wisconsin

March 9
in Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina or South Carolina

April 13-16   
in Washington or Oregon

Bring Eric to your Church or Conference? 
Eric is accepting invitations for meetings on select dates throughout 2014-15 across North America.

Click Here or call 214-289-5244 to schedule Eric for your church!

purple line


Home Page




New Evangelicalism: The New World Order
by Paul Smith

Like cascading dominoes, the intentional departure from believing the Bible is inerrant has plunged the church of the 21st century down the treacherous slippery slope of accommodation and compromise.

* Why have so many evangelicals identified themselves as new evangelicals?

* What is the relationship between Fuller Seminary, the Purpose Driven Church, and the Emergent Church Movement?

* How is the Emergent Church push for globalization harmonizing with the new world order in these prophetic last days?


Addressing these and many more questions with riveting case studies coupled with staggering and sobering documentation, the author unfolds the shocking progression of ideas that were birthed in a nest of aberrant church beliefs. 


Order & More Info



purple line 


Living on Borrowed Time
  by Dr. David Reagan


This book answers many questions concerning the second coming of Jesus including fulfilled prophecy, understanding the season we are in and the signs of the times, and perhaps the most convincing sign of the Lord's soon return.


A unique feature of the book is a prophecy forum composed of 22 Bible prophecy experts who reply to 11 questions concerning the biblical signs of the times that are supposed to signal the imminent return of Jesus. Over 300 pages!

Order & More Info

purple line

The Cross in the Shadow of the Crescent
by Dr. Erwin Lutzer


Islam is on the rise all over the West, including America. In this compelling new book, bestselling author Erwin Lutzer urges Christians to see this as both an opportunity to share the gospel and a reason for concern.
 We have now reached a tipping point--the spread of Islam is rapidly altering the way we live. These changes are cause for alarm, for they endanger our freedoms of speech and religion.


Order & More Info

purple line

Emergent/postmodern philosophy has invaded nearly every once-safe denomination. In this seminar DVD, Eric defines Emergent thinking and terms, concisely exposing the leaders and errors of the Emergent Church.

See All Products

You Tube logo
Visit and Subscribe to Our Channel

Contending for the Faith!

Many thanks for the overflow of encouraging letters on my recent article and video clip "Is hyp
er-critical name-calling REALLY Contending for the Faith?"

I am currently working on a follow-up piece that will include more information on the topic and some of the responses I've received concerning the tone of discernment today.

By the way, I appreciate all input - even if its cranky (as long as writers are respectful)!

If you missed this article or any of the past newsletters you can always visit the Newsletter Archive at


Follow Eric Barger on Twitter @ericbarger77
Find us on Facebook at Eric Barger/Take A Stand! Ministries.
Get it all at our website:



Your gifts allows us to continue the 30+ year mission of seeing the lost saved and the Church changed for His glory! 


Would you prayerfully consider making Take A Stand! Ministries your "home missionaries" in defending the faith?

Together we are making a difference!  God bless you!





You may also mail your gift to 
Take A Stand! Ministries 
PO Box 279 
Spanaway, WA 98387

* All gifts to Take A Stand! Ministries are tax deductible according to the laws of the United States


Evolution: True Science Fiction (January 11, 2014)
In the first segment Jan Markell answers her critics. Then Ray Comfort joins Jan and Eric Barger to talk about the ravages of evolution today. Sound bytes of Ray's film, "Evolution vs. God", are played that are stunning. Evolutionists clearly illustrate that they cannot defend their "faith" and prove the theory to be true science fiction. As more people with a Godless agenda try to seize power everywhere, Comfort allows us to see that they are poor apologists and even worse "scientists." Yet this is the new "religion" of secular humanism. If there is no God, then any kind of depraved behavior can be excused as we came from pond scum. Get a view of why society is imploding. Buy the Comfort DVD for as little as $1 at You can view the DVD there as well.
Don't miss
Understanding the Times Radio
nationwide each weekend on over 650 stations
or download each broadcast at




Bring Eric to Your Church or Community in 2014

Impact Your Church with
Impact Your Church or Conference with Eric Barger and "Take A Stand!"

Contact us to bring Eric's cutting-edge "Take A Stand!" Seminars for your church or conference.


Scheduling Information


Read About Eric Barger


 Contact us about Scheduling






Want an assortment of Eric's teachings to share with others or enjoy again and again?

Order our 
"Barger Library" 



- 22 of Eric's full-length seminar DVDs
- 10 CD messages by Eric
- 5 Books, plus all 5 Take A Stand! Journals

(a $449 value)

Great for home use, Christian and home school study, Bible studies, small groups, Sunday School, church libraries and anyone just wanting a collection of Eric's DVDs, his most current Books plus others and an assortment of his teaching CDs.

Order online
or call 214-289-5244

You may also mail your request to:
Take A Stand! Ministries
PO Box 279 - Spanaway, WA 98387

Contact us at our new address:
Eric Barger & Take A Stand! Ministries
PO Box 279
Spanaway, WA 98387

PO Box 1485
Rowlett, TX 75030  USA

(Note: Please send mail to our Spanaway, Washington address.)

Phone: 214-289-5244  

To successfully receive these email updates please set your email "junk" filter to accept mail from  

You have received this email because you have previously subscribed to Eric Barger's Take A Stand! email newsletter. To change your subscription please click the appropriate links at the top of this page.
Copyright, 2014 Eric Barger