Brother Charles – Repent!
Brother Charles K preaching in the long-gone Bible Study with a powerful timely message to Repent.
In a proper way to preach on repentance (rather than focusing on just saying repent) Brother Charles addresses topics like; Iniquity, a Greater Than Solomon, The Jonah Sign, and being a sign, we must become Friends, the Wisdom of God, Jesus is still in authority, Taking little matter out into the world, Stop your stubbornness and rebellion, Carnal, Judge yourself first and others the with the same judgment, …
This was around the time when Brother Stair said Brother Charles was one of the Elders. A few years later Bro Stair would decide he didn’t like that too many people were going to Bro Charles’ Bible Study’s and liking his preaching (like his then-wife Teresa). You can witness this in this message.
What angered Bro Stair most was that Bro Charles messages were hitting at Bro Stair’s sins and lack of repentance, and his false teachings. This caused Bro Stair to rage against him and talk secretly to the brothers and spread dissension among the brethren to get them against Brother Charles (Pr 6:16-19; Pr 16:28).
“Not My Brother” – Charles
This malice went so far as to start the saying “You’re not my Brother”. This was the justification that Bro Stair would use so that he could turn Brother on Brother – since he was no longer our brother.
Eventually, Bro Stair would be in such a rage that in Spring of 2005 he tried to force Bro Charles out of the Community and off the Farm – not the leaving that Stair tells you everyone does. Bro Stair did achieve excommunicating Brother Charles to where almost everyone ignored him – so Christlike. Even more ‘Christlike’ was Bro Stair headbutting Brother Charles after an evening Pray Time when Stair confronted him outside the Tabernacle, which Bro Stair would then tell everyone that Brother Charles headbutted him only.
How wonderful it is, how pleasant, when brothers live in harmony!
(Ps 133:1 TLB)
This head-butting is common with Brother Stair. He would head-butt Brother Stuart in July 2020 before he had him cast out (3Jn 1:9). Brother Stair does this because he tries to keep to his claim that God told him to stop using his fists, so he reasons that it’s okay for him to use his head or even his feet.
This didn’t stop him from using his hands in his rage against Brother Phillip in 2009 though. Bro Stair would kick and beat on Brother Phillip, treating him like a dog, smiting him with his hand- then deny it to the police, even though there were witnesses (Mt 24:48-51; Eze 34:4). That’s some Matthew 24 for you that you’re not going to hear from the Overcomer.
But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart,
My lord delayeth his coming;
And shall begin to smite his fellowservants,
The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for Him,
and in an hour that he is not aware of,
And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites:
there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Since he wasn’t Bro Stair’s brother I guess it’s okay – right? Bro Stair was trying to get by with his hatred for Brother Charles by simply rejecting him as his brother on the basis that he wasn’t doing the will of his father (Jn 8:44-45; Jn 6:39-40). To this not my brother game, Brother Charles would respond by showing that Bro Stair was seeking to justify himself with Who is my brother? (Lk 10:29).
So Brother Charles would say, “Then love your neighbor” (Mt 5:43; Lk 10:36). “If I’m not your brother, then love your neighbor.” [Or even love your enemy (Mt 5:43-44)] This placed Bro Stair in the place of being the man seeking to justify himself by choosing who his neighbor is – just like Bro Stair is doing with who his brother is (Lk 10:29). To this Bro Stair could not reply – nor would he repent.
Serving Strong Meat
Brother Charles did finally decide to leave in April 2005 but not before there was an incident in the infamous Dining Hall where Bro Charles wouldn’t let Bro Stair lie on God and lie on saying he repented of his watching pornography and broadcasting it on the air. Bro Stair had said in Dec 2004 that his watching of porn was Strong Meat and that he could handle the strong meat – by we couldn’t. Brother Charles said that he never repented in that Meeting but said that pornography was Strong Meat, which Bro Stair was now denying he said.
It never got resolved as things usually go at the Overcomer. But Brother Charles was one of the extremely few men that weren’t afraid to stand up of truth and stood up to wickedness and got Bro Stair to eat his words. You must be cast out when you stand for truth (3Jn 1:10-11). Sister Andrea was another, with which we fortunately have a rare glimpse into how Brother Stair deals with anyone who opposes his unrighteousness (Rom 2:8, 1:18) – rather than simply repent.