Last Updated on April 23, 2021
The Man of Lawlessness, the Man of Sin, the Lawless one. After his 2002 arrest and exposure from the 2001 revelation that Brother Stair was a man of sin, he taught that The Great Falling Away took place in 2001 when he lost over half his followers because of the revelation of his sin. This is one interpretation of the Man of Sin as covered in the articles The Manifestation of the Man of Sin, and The Man of Sin Revealed.
Iniquity was one of Brother Stair’s favorite words. He liked it because of its ambiguity both to himself and his hearers. This gave him easy inroads into making up his own meaning into what the word meant – without regard as to how it’s used in scripture – which is normal for Brother Stair. Iniquity in scripture is most often also interpreted as guilt and lawlessness.
The Big Ten
If we examine the Law, just the most important one God gave in Exodus 20 – the Ten Commandments, we find that Brother Stair broke most all of them. No surprise to him, Brother Stair would often brag that he’s broke most of them if not all of them. Even on his death bed, Brother Stair persisted in retaining his integrity of rebellion. He would not confess his lies to the people about what he’d actually done – though goaded by his daughter to do so. And his ex-wife could not get him to restore the River – of no wrong on their part. All the while living with another man’s wife. (Psalm 94:23)
Those were three of the Ten Commandments that remained broken. Let’s look at the list:
- I am the Lord thy God
- Thou shalt have no other gods before (or beside) Me
- Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain
- This is not primarily in Brother Stair’s cursing God’s people but in his use of God’s name to justify himself – his calling, anointing, and the use of God’s name to back everything he did.
- Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy
- Though Brother Stair did use the Sabbath day he did it in an unholy way – in rebellion to the church system. So it wasn’t a matter of keeping it, it was a matter of using it. He also never kept it holy, as we know, he walked unholy every day.
- Honor thy father and thy mother
- Here is one we can probably give to Brother Stair – but only God knows.
- Thou shalt not murder
- Brother Stair taught abortion was God’s gift and often said Thank God for abortion. He had many women get abortions and paid for some of them himself – all to hide his sexual promiscuity. After he came to Walterboro SC and went away from Doctors he found he could use herbs to induce abortions. Then there’s his murder of the brethren in his hatred that he vehemently spewed from the pulpit – Jesus said that was murder (1 John 3:15-17).
- Thou shalt not commit adultery
- We all know Brother Stair worked hard to break this one – daily. It was the reason for both of his divorces. It was the reason for his east-coast preaching circuit. He died in adultery, living with another man’s wife [breaking another commandment below].
- Thou shalt not steal
- Brother Stair stole more than the money from his supporters and those that came to live with him. He stole (raped them of) their holiness and some of their virginity. Brother Stair refused to repay those who took him to court in 2007 even after saying that if they won the case he would pay it. But he didn’t, he appealed it to the SC Supreme Court, and only on the basis of his 501c3 did he manage to steal over $731,679. He tried stealing the land from the River Community [covered in the next one]. Let’s not forget that he was also awaiting trial over a burglary charge. [see also Recent Accusations & Investigations]
- Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor
- This was one of the most broken commands that Brother Stair exercised himself in. It is what Proverbs calls an abomination (Prov 6:16-19). Like his condemnation of the River Community having stolen the land from him – that land was never his and the buyer had stipulations that it would never go into Brother Stair’s hands – it was never his. He would further bear false witness against his old friend Brother Chris and the others at the River by saying that they wronged him and the Overcomer Community and that they need to repent publicly. What The River did wrong was tell Bro Stair to stop groping them – that was their sin.
- Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife
- Brother Stair coveted many of his neighbor’s (brothers) wives. To the climax that in his last years he had his neighbor’s wife living with him and caring for his needs. He had no conviction of this and would often speak freely of it in his Services – even his Community knew this was wrong but was powerless to persuade him. Now for their service (the other man’s wife and her husband) are now in control of his ministry. [It’s like a weird Elijah, Jezebel, Ahab triangle]
We present this for you to understand what kind of man Brother Stair was and what was sowed into his ministry (Matt 7:15-20). Lawless! Iniquity! He was indeed a Man of Lawlessness. Dividing the body of Christ.
The Door is Shut
We share these things because men like Brother Stair continue beyond their deaths. Because of their teachings, their doctrines, and their worldwide exposure – their false teachings live on. That is why it will always be important to point out their error. Just like it is with Joseph Smith – Mormonism didn’t die with Joseph Smith, nor did Branhamism with William Branham’s death. The fruit of the seeds they left behind still grows and produces more evil fruit (Matt 7:17-20).
One of the indicators of the Last Days is that the good will become better and the wicked will become more wicked. Thus evil men and seducers are identified in their waxing worse and worse. But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived (2Tim 3:13). He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still (Rev 22:12).
And, behold, I come quickly; and My reward is with Me, to give every man according as his work shall be (Rev 22:12). As his work shall be – not as his death may have been in repentance That is some sobering words from Jesus. This again is why we focus on Brother Stair’s works because that’s what he leaves behind and that’s what he has sown into his followers. Some say he died a lying hypocrite but what is important here, and is the problem for those following him, is that he lived a lying hypocrite. As thus the tree fell (Ecc 11:3).
It is sad for us to report that Brother Stair died in his sins – unrepentant and unperfected (Psalm 94:23). Brother Stair taught that this would damn a person. He taught that if God had to, He would make a person suffer before their death to bring them to repentance and perfection – the Job principle. But he himself resisted this work of God and continued in his rebellion against God and His commands.
The reason he died in his sins is that he lived in them and sinned away his day(s) of grace to where he was hardened by sins deceitfulness (Heb 3:13) and could (and would) no longer seek repentance – his hard heart didn’t believe that he had any need to repent. His false teachings had him believing that God didn’t care about his sins. Fools mock at making amends for sin (Prov 14:9 NIV84).
One thing that we hope people realize about what we present is that we deal with the biblical errors of Brother Stair – why his teachings and doctrines are false and heretical. His sexual (and verbal) sins are the result of his false beliefs that he propagates. This is why no one should believe that what he taught was right but his life was wrong. That’s not biblically possible!
Take heed to your life and your doctrine, because it will save or damn both you and your hearers (1Tim 4:16). THIS is what we emphasize as the error of Brother Stair. His sins are mentioned because they are the fruit that reveals that his teachings and interpretations of scriptures are in error (Matt 7:15-20).
His sins don’t matter to us but they do matter to God. God came down and destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah for their sins. God had to come down and die Himself to deal with sin, so don’t tell me sin doesn’t matter to God!
Blessed are they that do his commandments,
that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city.
For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters,
and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.
Remember the phrase that Brother Christopher said the Bro Stair loved to repeat to condemn his people with?
“I just want you to understand how close this is. How very close. [it wasn’t] And it’s necessary for all the apostates, all of you that are not going to let go of your stubbornness, of your rebellion, of your defiance, of your despite, of your self-will – you necessarily must be on the outside of the door with all the rest other foolish virgins when the Door is shut.”
Thus Brother Stair was certainly outside the Door – and the Door is now shut for him. Brother Stair was a prototype of the Man of Lawlessness. He loved to preach the urgency of how very close this is. In his lawlessness, he wouldn’t face the fact that he was the apostate. Instead, he turned it all around and pointed the finger at everyone else as stubborn, rebellious, defiant, and self-willed despisers (Isaiah 58:9). Everyone but Brother Stair walked in iniquity according to his assessment.
The Hidden Gospel
He left his congregation and followers with a phrase to intone; “Lord save me lest I perish”. Showing that Brother Stair couldn’t even lead these people to God for salvation. Let alone delivering on his promise of bringing them to the state of perfection that he claimed was his reason for having a community. Yet this was the reason that people came to live in his Overcomer community – for this perfecting work.
How was it the greatest spiritual leader on the face of the Earth was unable to save even one of them? Jesus lost none, Brother Stair lost all that the Father sent unto him (John 6:37-39, John 18:9).
The first shouldn’t surprise us – that they weren’t saved. Naturally, he couldn’t lead them to salvation because he taught that in him was all the attributes of God and this god boasted that he did not preach a gospel of salvation – there was then no way to get them saved. He frequently said in Services “I wish someone around here would get saved” without concluding that he didn’t preach a gospel of salvation. So he was wishing the impossible because without a gospel of salvation you’re not going to get people saved. Likewise, he boasted that he had nothing to do with their salvation.
But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not,
LEST the light of
the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God,
SHOULD SHINE UNTO THEM.
For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.
So here he was with an unsaved congregation that he couldn’t (wouldn’t) lead to salvation yet had them intoning “Lord save me”. It was the same futile trip around the mountain again and again that epitomized his ministry of confusion (Deut 2:3; 1Cor 14:33). They came to him saved, they were later deemed unsaved. Thus, by conclusion, Brother Stair did have something to do with their salvation – Brother Stair had taken away their salvation (2Cor 4:3-4).
This is clearly brought out by Paul in 2 Corinthians 4:3-4 when he states that Satan blinds and hides the gospel, LEST the light of the Gospel SHOULD SHINE UNTO THEM. This is just what Brother Stair does by doing away with the Gospel and preaches another gospel. He has hidden the true gospel with his kingdom gospel and thus the light of Christ does not shine unto his hearers.
Being a man of lawlessness (as God’s law shows him to be) how is he going to have any law and order in his house – and so we would witness this weekly. With his lack of law and order, how are you going to lead anyone into any righteousness? A bad tree cannot produce good fruit (Matt 7:18).
Three ways you can test a ministry – righteousness, peace, and joy? Where these are absent, along with no edification, you have a false ministry (Romans 14:17-19; John 10:10). We are called to test the spirits of the prophets not to get a witness on them (1John 4:1).
And now we present another timely message from Mulyale Mutisya…
A mystery inscribed in the Book of Truth is the Man of Lawlessness, also known as the Man of Sin. He is also referred to by other terms throughout …
‘See, I have told you ahead of time’ ~ Jesus Christ – Matthew 24:25