Last Updated on Mon January 9, 2023 @ 12:30 pm
A story that is all too familiar with many practices and teachings of Brother Stair (Lev 20:6, 19:31; 2Kn 21:6), is one of The Brethren founded by the late Jim Roberts from Paducah, Kentucky. Notice how the teachings of these false prophets parallel with one another.
Like the Overcomer, “The Brethren must forsake their families and friends, as well as material goods; they sew their own clothing and eat discarded food from bakeries and grocery stores, or dumpster dive. They use only bikes. Men wear their hair short and women wear long tunic dresses; women are subservient to men and everyone was subservient to Roberts while he was still alive.” (Acts 8:10-11)
“Members are required to give their money to the group and live by certain regulations. Using medicine and getting medical care (including doctor visits) is considered not “living by faith” so they also are prohibited. The cult has been accused of negligence for allowing members to suffer or even die from perfectly curable illnesses.”
The sign that these cults have in common is their exclusivity, their singular way to God, which is usually by and because of the deep secrets of their prophet (Rev 2:24 NIV). “They also believe — and prophesize — that they are the only true Christians and their path to righteousness is the only way to be saved.” In this, we again see another sign of the many deceivers that have come in Christ’s name – just as Brother Stair’s Overcomer Ministry has (Matthew 24:5; Mark 13:6). This is what happens when we fail to obey Jesus and test the prophets (1John 4:1; Rev2:2).
The Brethren group was founded by the late Jim Roberts from Paducah, Kentucky, in 1939 -2015.
In small towns, neglected glades, and college campuses across America, small groups of bearded wanderers in homespun clothes are spreading a message — that the End of Times is upon us, and only the truly righteous shall be saved.
Shunning family members and living primarily off the grid and on the fringes of society, this group has proven highly effective at hiding its converts from law enforcement and concerned relatives.