Many of the documents in this site are compiled from a series of lectures on the cults and world religions delivered by Professors Rickard (Ari) Levitt-Sawyer, ThM, ThD, DMin, MA, MBA, ND and Grady L. Davis, BD, MCM, PhD in the Department of Comparative Religion on the Alameda, California, campus of Golden State School of Theology from 1979 to 1985, and in numerous churches in California and Tennessee from 1983 to 1995. Some minor editorial changes have been made to present a more Messianic Jewish viewpoint than that of the original Baptist-oriented presentation. (Golden State ceased operations on March 31, 2020)