A Brief History of SCP

In 1973, the Spiritual Counterfeits Project (SCP) was formed to be a frontline ministry confronting the occult, cults, and the New Age movement, explaining why they were making an impact on our society. SCP was born from the counterculture of the turbulent 60’s, as the first wave of Christian conversion hit those who had left Christianity for Eastern mysticism. Those who shaped SCP came to faith in the heat of that battle – the very battle that has continued to face the Church from which those in SCP had escaped.

SCP gained national prominence and respect after taking TM (Transcendental Meditation) to Federal Court and winning the case. SCP’s evidence on TM, much of it secret and previously unseen, exposed TM for what it was, a version of Hinduism. It was a case of David vs. Goliath, but SCP prevailed and the court banned TM from public schools across the country. As a result, the national media, including Time magazine, started to come to SCP for advice on the cults. SCP started growing into a national ministry and never looked back.

SCP anticipated the strength and influence of the New Age movement, the rise of spirit channeling, and other forms of Eastern mysticism and warned of these phenomena in newsletters and journals. Those occult beliefs went on to inundate the media, the business world, the school system, the family, and the Church. Given that Christians have faced rising opposition and a loss of ground in our society, SCP remains dedicated to the important task of making Christians aware of a threat that will not go away.

The SCP Journal has four times won a first-place EPA Award, and has been regarded by peers as a critical publication in the field of analyzing and discerning the inside workings of unbiblical spiritual trends. In the name of truth, sophisticated lies have been fed to unwary people who live in and shape our world. As Postmodernism, Wokeism, and other corruptions turning more and more hearts away from the truth of Scripture, SCP remains a critical mission at a critical time.