The Christian Post reports, “A doomsday cult leader who claims he is the reincarnation of several biblical prophets.” Sound familiar? It should if you’re familiar with teachings of Brother Stair.
“Still, the cult leader argued that as a Christian, his religious freedom rights are being impeded.” Sound familiar? Again, it should.
Many like Brother Stair are coming in Gods name, yet they are evil workers foaming out their sexually perverted shame. All the while claiming that they are being persecuted for righteousness sake and that they are Gods man of the hour.
These Be They
These filthy dreamers teach a soon coming destruction that they do not even believe in – or they would change their sinful actions. They preach this doom to elicit fear in their followers and make those followers hold on their every word.
They are known by their fruits [Mt 7:20]. Fruits of sexual perversions. Fruits of fear. Stealing, killing, destroying [Jn 10:10]. Fruits of their father [Jn 8:44].
These be Shepherds [see below]. These men are not the sheep, they are those who lord it over the sheep and devour the flock of God – they are wolves fooling the sheep into thinking they are one of them [Mt 7:15]. You find these men in places of leadership over Gods people. They give out that they are great men of God [Acts 8:9].
Jude identifies them [Jude 1:19] in that they separate themselves – they came out of the Church (Body of Christ) [1Jn 2:19]. Yes, they were in the Church like Brother Stair was many years in many churches but when that didn’t work out for him as he wanted it, he “came out” and started his own ministry [1Jn 2:19]. If that “Church system” Brother Stair was in was false then why are all his stories of “Gods mighty works” that He did through Brother Stair and other “men of God” all from that time in his life when he was in the “false Church system”? On top of that, where were all the “miracles” after he “came out”?
More than that, they came out of the Body of Christ, they separate themselves. They are separatists. They don’t even make themselves approachable to the people of their own ministry. They isolate themselves from everything that they don’t like dealing with and so that their evil deeds cannot be found out [Jude 1:19; 3 John 1:10].
It is sin that we are to separate ourselves from, yet these men separate themselves unto sin. They find themselves a place in the wilderness where they can indulge themselves in their sinful depravity. Thus the reason they separate themselves is to live in sin away from the Church while the word of God that tells them to flee sin. So they make unto themselves a hiding place where they can rule as they please and do as they please, and cast out all who would oppose them in their pleasures [3Jn 1:9-10].
They separate themselves unto the Wilderness as Jesus warned the End Time deceivers would do in Matthew 24 [Mt 24:23-27], and they claim they are Gods Anointed (Christ = Anointed one, called).
Jude identifies them in that they are sensual [Jude 1:19]. Sexual sins and sexual perversion is the mark of these evil workers. As Jesus warned Pergamum [Rev 2:14-15] and Thyatira [Rev 2:20-24] where there are Prophets that lead the people into sexual sins and idolatry unto themselves. That is the Church “age” they are. Those are the “Church Ages” that we now see prevalent today
Ages of Deception
The Church Ages is a separate topic, but quickly, it is a false doctrine taught by these deceivers to misdirect you away from identifying them as Pergamum and Thyatira prophets. There is no dispensation of Church Ages. The seven Churches of Revelation are spirits of churches that can all be found today.
Jude identifies them in that they have not the Spirit [Jude 1:19]. They have A spirit but it is not from God. They may put forth a form of the Spirit [2 Timothy 3:5-7] but their fruit gives them away [Mt 7:20]. Their spirit is contrary to the scriptures and to all sound doctrine. Oh, they can quote you many scriptures – but they are out of context and without witness to sound doctrine [Titus 2:1; 1 Tim 1:10]. They can hammer it into their context but they are only fulfilling what Peter warned us of. These scriptures they wrest to their own destruction [2Pt 3:16]. They are ministers of Satan [2Cor 11:14-15; Jn 10:10].
They Are Manifest
These sexually filthy leaders manifest themselves [1Jn 2:19] that they are not of Christ in that they go out from the Body of Christ and from His sound doctrine and make themselves out to be great ones [Acts 8:9-11].
Bro Stair used to say that for you to sin you had to go outside the body, or outside the Body of Christ. That was when he also taught that he was without sin. A few times after he was caught in 2001 he would admit that he was outside the Body when he sinned. What about now Bro Stair? You’re constantly in sin. Do you admit that you are outside of Christ now? He does not. The article Delivered From or Delivered Unto? has a good audio clip showing Brother Stair’s old teachings that pulled in those seeking holiness – which he used to make people think he was a man of holiness by association to those he drew [2Tim 3:13].
Even Brother Stair use to preach that the tares do not produce the fruit of righteousness. But now he is manifest that he is one of those tares. He speaks of a vision a woman had of his ascending stairs with sheaves in his hand. His concern was if they were wheat or tares. He didn’t want to be a tare gatherer. She replied to him they were wheat because she could see kernels falling. Two problems here: First, his hope is that it is Gods wheat that he is leading astray. Second, he doesn’t mind that he is losing the wheat and it is falling away from him. That is something we witness in the people fleeing from him but he calls it that they have fallen away – unto perdition. You see, in Bro Stair’s teaching, it is your place in Brother Stair, not your place in Christ that guarantees your salvation [Acts 4:12].
You may still hear Brother Stair airing these old messages that he does not live by. He airs them so as to fool his financial supporters into thinking he believes in Biblical righteousness and is walking holy. These messages are from a time when Brother Stair lied to us in proclaiming that he was without sin (before 2001 when his sins foamed out). Today, Bro Stair excuses physical sin as of no consequence, that only ambiguous “spiritual” sins matter to God. Naturally, those spiritual sins are the ones the rest of us are guilty of. It equates to thought crime. As such, Brother Stair can make anyone guilty of anything at any time. That’s convenient. That’s also George Orwell’s Animal Farm.
These supposed ambiguous sins are nailed down as iniquity, rebellion, and other more ambiguous terms. Nothing that he can be called out as making a wrong judgment on. This is why Brother Stair will not get specific – he can’t. There’s nothing that he can specifically say his people are doing wrong – physically. Unlike the how they can declare specific sins in him. This again is why he has said that physical sins are not the issue – because everyone can name his physical sins. Thus he turns the matter into a spiritual one. Seeking to change Gods truth [Rom 1:25; Dan 7:25; Eph 4:14].
Let’s not forget Jesus’ best identifier – their fruit [Mt 7:20. With this identifier He also gave us some of their attributes: They come saying they are prophets, they appear as sheep (saints), they are ravenous wolves [Mt 7:15-20]. What they say they are has nothing to do with it. It’s what they do that tells the tale and produces the fruit.
Come Out From Among Whom?
In 2Corinthians 6, Paul is warning us to not have fellowship with unrighteousness, darkness, idolatry, and those who walk unclean.
We are to be separate from sin not separate from the Body of Christ. The ones we are to be separate from and come out from among are those who are unclean. Those that walk unclean lives and teach others that uncleanliness does not bother God [2Cor 6:17].
Contrary to this, Brother Stair tells us that God has personally given him what he calls The Commands of God. Two of which are to Come out of the Churches, and Come out of the Cities.
Those on this come out train don’t tell you that Jesus did not tell the saints in any of the seven churches in Revelations to get out but rather to overcome these sins and not engage in the sins of the church leaders. His damnation was to the leaders who were leading His people into sin and to those following these false leaders identified by their physically identifiable sins – not spiritual sins.
Time After Time
This is another reason they teach The Church Ages false doctrine. By saying those are ages and not spirits of churches, they make them something (an age in time) that you could not come out of. Unlike realizing that they are spirits of Churches that we are to overcome. By the way, in those Churches, Jesus did not say to come out of – but to overcome that false spirit.
In overcoming, is Jesus telling us to come out of what we came into when we were deceived by these false leaders into coming out of what Jesus never intended us to come out of? [Rev 18:4]
What of Paul’s words in 1Corinthians 7:20 where he told them to remain in the place where they got saved? [1Cor 7:20]
“Shepherds who feed only themselves” [Jude 1:12 NIV]
“without the slightest qualm” [Jude 1:12 NIV]
“without scruples providing for themselves [alone].” [Jude 1:12 AMP]
These are not the laity, the parishioners, these are not the congregation – these evil men are always “ministers”, usually carrying a lofty self-imposed title like Prophet (or the embodiment of many prophets). “Coltharp made several claims during his sentencing, including that he is the reincarnation of Old Testament prophets Jacob and Elijah and of John.” Brother Stair makes even more claims about himself than Coltharp: John, Elijah, David, Jonah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Paul, Jesus, Son of Man, both of the Two Witnesses, the Voice of God, The Last Day Prophet, Greater than Jesus, and more.
These shepherds rule over Gods people with the doctrine of the Nicolaitans and it’s various incarnations. The thing that Jesus hates [Rev 2:6,15]. Simply put, the doctrine of the Nicolaitans is lording it over the flock of God, as did the religious leaders of Jesus’ day. Those who He was always at odds with [Mt 12:34 Mt 23:33].
Many Deceiving Many
It has long been the pattern of the End Times, from the time of Jesus to today, that there will be many deceivers who will deceive too many of Gods people.
Scripture did not say that they will have a multitude following them to identify them by. It says that these many shall be by the multitude of THEM – the deceivers – that they end up deceiving many. The multitude of these deceivers (they – many shall come) will gather in total many – too many.
It is not their followers that identify them, it is their own works and fruit that identify them [Mt 7:20].
Their ways are pernicious. [2Pt 2:22] Pernicious ways: causing insidious harm or ruin; ruinous; injurious; hurtful: pernicious teachings; a pernicious lie.
“Many will follow their evil teaching and shameful immorality. And because of these teachers, the way of truth will be slandered.” [NLT]
“Many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned;.” [NASB]
“Many will follow their depraved conduct and will bring the way of truth into disrepute.” [NIV]
Some Deceiving Few
Some of these deceivers only appear to have a few falling for their pernicious ways. So they use this point of few to declare their own righteousness. Never telling you how many have been devoured by their ministry that they have put out or left.
What is shown here is the works of the deceivers. By their fruits you shall know them [Mt 7:15-20] To distract away from what identifies those we are warned to steer clear of, to focus on how many are following them at any one time, is the work of a deceiver.
Shameful sensual immorality, depraved conduct – which they teach.
They slander and malign the true Gospel and bring Gods word and His ways into disrepute (the state of being held in low esteem by the public).
They are teaching their ways as if it were Gods will [Mt 15:9]. [ie: “Commands of God”]
How many are many? It doesn’t say a multitude. Don’t focus on the amount of followers. Just don’t be one.
Sound familiar? It should… Look closely for the obvious Sign. Don’t be Overcome by it.
And it was given unto him to
make war with the saints,
and to Overcome them:
and power was given him
over all kindreds, and tongues,
If any man have an ear,
let him hear.