List of Articles: The Mindbenders

“The Mindbenders” – HistoryIn 1980 various local churches and church members filed separate libel suits in California, Georgia, Ohio, and Texas against Thomas Nelson Publishers, Jack Sparks, Jon Braun, Richard (Dick) Ballew, Peter Gillquist, et al over the publication of The Mindbenders: A …2015/01/14, , , , , , 2015-01-14 16:46:11
Prelude to ConflictChristian World Liberation Front (CWLF), the New Covenant Apostolic Order (NCAO), Spiritual Counterfeits Project (SCP) & the Local Churches Watchman Nee, Witness Lee, Campus Crusade, and the Church In the late 1950s and early 1960s, the ministry of Watchman Nee …2005/12/05, , , , , , , , , 2005-12-05 00:00:00
Retraction of “The Mindbenders” by Jack SparksThe following is an accurate rendition of the retraction of The Mindbenders by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Read this document as a PDF In 1977 The Mindbenders, a book authored by Jack Sparks, published by Thomas Nelson, Inc., accused Witness Lee …1983/04/10, , , 1983-04-10 00:00:00
NCAO/EOC Claim of Apostolic Authority and SuccessionIn a November 1975 meeting near Corpus Christi, Texas, seven men—Dick Ballew, Ken Berven, Jon Braun, Peter Gillquist, Ray Nethery, Jack Sparks, and Gordon Walker—adopted the name New Covenant Apostolic Order (NCAO). This formalized their self-ordination and assertion of their …1979/02/15, , , , 1979-02-15 00:00:00
Recommendations to Drop “The Mindbenders”Prior to publication, some of those who reviewed The Mindbenders advised Thomas Nelson not to publish it. Craig Lampe, who worked in the sales division of Royal Publishers, a subsidiary of Thomas Nelson, was familiar with the teachings of both …1976/10/06, , 1976-10-06 00:00:00
“The Mindbenders”–EOC Relations with Other ChurchesExhibit 14 from Jack Sparks’ deposition in The Mindbenders case describes the attitude of the Evangelical Orthodox Church (EOC) towards other churches in Christendom. Note particularly the following statements (marked in brackets in the PDF): “Existing Christendom will not give …1976/07/01, , , , 1976-07-01 00:00:00