The Mischief of Deception

I’ve heard so many people say, “Judge not!”  Or, “Stop judging your brothers and sisters.  If they’re wrong, God will sort them out!”  Only deceived people say that. 

What they fail to see is the damage false doctrine causes.  You want to see the results of false doctrine that has gone to seed?  Check this out and witness deception working it’s mischief.

This is what happens when the demon possessed make YouTube videos.

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18 Responses to The Mischief of Deception

  1. Stan says:

    Well, that was revolting. No more than soulish sensuality in the name of Christ. Wanna get high? Try Jesus. (not the real one, of course, this one of the new mystics of John Crowder’s bunch of wolves.)

    “Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded. ”
    “Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;”
    Titus 2:6,12

    “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:”
    1 Peter 5:8

    Talk about being devoured. . .

    Stan

  2. thereformedtraveler says:

    Yarr…..Drink up me hearties! I hope this this guy never finds out where I live. Grog and deception= not a good mix. Shiver me timbers.

  3. Joanne says:

    God bless you Chrystal for alerting the church to what’s going on in Jesus’ name. I can’t even watch this!

  4. Carolyn says:

    Alrighty then. Ooooh. Hard to listen to but “the main thing is”…anyone can talk about light and Jesus and trading…but absent is the gospel. He does get going at a pretty good gallop on his circular path though. I have a question for Bud Press. Would this be what is called a familiar spirit in the Bible? ….just prattling on, tickling the ears of his listeners?

  5. Bud Press says:

    Hi Carolyn:

    I believe the answer to your question is, Yes. Brandon Barthrop is either possessed or extremely oppressed by demons (which are familiar spirits).

    The King James Version Bible makes reference to familiar spirit(s) at least 15 times. The NASB doesn’t mention the words “familiar spirit,” but does mention those who traffic in the occult and summon demons (medium/psychic, spiritist, and necromancer). God is against those who traffic in familiar spirits.

    Here is a link to an article about familiar spirits that will be of further help:

    http://www.gotquestions.org/familiar-spirits.html

    Brandon Barthrop is not a Christian. If the Prophetic Movement had a zoo, Barthrop would be placed in a cage by himself and fed with a long stick. He has taken John “Blasphemous Beatnik” Crowder’s teachings and behavior to the extreme, and spends his time formulating ways to twist Scripture, ridicule Christians, and blaspheme the three Persons of the Trinity.

    Here are some links to articles on Brandon Barthrop:

    http://www.christianresearchservice.com/Brandon_Barthrop1.htm

    http://apprising.org/2010/01/10/apostolic-pirate-brandon-barthrop-teaches-jesus-was-born-again/

    God bless you,
    Bud Press

    • Chrystal says:

      “Brandon Barthrop is not a Christian. If the Prophetic Movement had a zoo, Barthrop would be placed in a cage by himself and fed with a long stick.”

      Okay… I’m LOL!

  6. Anastasis says:

    Whilst I agree that Brandon Barthrop is a disgrace, I do have to ask how much of a following he has. It’s probably tiny – far less that John Crowder – in which case we shouldn’t waste too much time on him. This rubbish has had very little influence on the mainstream church, unlike other heresies such as Word of Faith and extreme charismaniac revivalism.

  7. Carolyn says:

    Bud Press: Thank you for the links and info. I am too stunned to speak.

    As usual, God has already described their perilous behaviour. How far this drunken spirit has taken those who follow it into depravity!!! They are linked inextricably with Babylon and this is what God has to say about their involvement.

    Babylon has been a golden cup in the hand of the LORD, intoxicating all the earth. The nations have drunk of her wine; therefore the nations are going mad (Jeremiah 51:7)

    Good answer for my question on familiar spirits. I’ve tucked that one away for a long time…just surfaced today when I was listening to Brandon Barthrop. I had a sense of cold evil…sort of an inexplicable chill as he was speaking. He has a passion for his delusion.
    Whew! That’s um…that makes me sad to the core that children are in that environment! They are a product of false indoctrination with no biblical training and a love for the sensational and subjective experience.

    There’s always the hope that somewhere along the way, the Truth will shine into their seeking hearts as it did for me; that the mantle of delusion will fall from their shoulders and the scales from their eyes and they will say as I did…”what was I thinking????”

  8. David Green says:

    It is true, as he mentions, that God and love cannot be separated. Truth also cannot be separated from God for He is Truth. Take that out of the equation and you are left with something that is neither God or love.

    Did I hear him associate himself as a witness to a prophetic word that Bob Jones also received? Wouldn’t surprise me if he did (couldn’t watch it again to check!) as these wolves are all under the influence of the same lying spirits.

    2 Thess 2:9-12

  9. Bud Press says:

    Hi Anastasis:

    While the exact number of Brandon Barthrop’s followers is unknown at this time, his YouTube channel lists 72 Subscriptions, 396 Subscribers, and 240 Friends.

    Source: http://www.youtube.com/user/Jahlove297

    As Chrystal wrote, “The fact he has any following speaks volumes!”

    In the past, I and others tried to communicate with Barthrop, but he refuses to reply. Also, he deletes any YouTube comments he perceives as “negative”.

    Brandon Barthrop and Stacy Denboer represent the extreme side of the “Huffing” movement. However, their extremity has caused dissention within the ranks from once loyal followers. While I suspect that the “Huffing” movement will eventually die out, only God knows when and how.

    Anastasis, you wrote that, “This rubbish has had very little influence on the mainstream church, unlike other heresies such as Word of Faith and extreme charismaniac revivalism.”

    I agree with you that it is rubbish, but please keep in mind that cults such as Mormonism and Jehovah’s Witnesses grew into the millions by influencing and converting people within the mainstream Christian church.

    2,000 years ago, the Apostle Paul warned the Ephesian elders to guard their flocks, because savage wolves would come into the church from the outside, and spring up from the inside (Acts 20:27-31). The cults knock on our doors. Heretics occupy pews and pulpits. Both cults and heretics work to destroy the cause of Christ.

    The Prophetic Movement is both cultic and heretical. While it plays the numbers game, it is our task to reach out them with the truth–even if there is only one member–because one member is too many.

    Bud Press

  10. Anastasis says:

    Hi Bud, we are in basic agreement on this.

    Your concern for Brandon and willingness to engage with him is commendable. I do similar things myself. But my question, which was primarily directed towards Chrystal, was is it worth devoting web space to him?

    As of now, the video has had 301 views – which is miniscule and consistent with the figures you quote. I do feel that the growth of the internet has given people like Brandon an inflated audience, and by focussing on him we just provide publicity and maybe encourage him to produce even more blasphemous videos. Todd Bentley was the same – his claims and behavior became more extreme as his following increased.

    Without the internet, Brandon would just be an unknown crazy with a tiny group of friends. There’s always been people like that, and fringe groups with unorthodox beliefs. It’s just that everyone knows who they are now.

    But there’s probably more mormons and JWs living within a few miles of any of our homes than the total number of Brandon’s followers. Where I live there’s definitely far more muslims, hindus, and nominal christians as well. There’s also scientologists, moonies, buddhists, new agers, spiritualists, etc etc etc. If I concentrate on the few freaks that inhabit cyberspace, I won’t have time to reach out to my humanist neighbours or the people I know who’ve been influenced by WoF teachings.

    You mentioned the prophetic movement at the end, but I don’t see Brandon as being associated with this. It’s really part and parcel of the “extreme charismaniac revivalism” I referred to. That is a far greater danger than the “huffing” movement as you call it – it attracts huge numbers of followers from charismatic churches and again, it’s something we should be far more concerned about.

    • Chrystal says:

      I’ve heard every argument there is…. and now I’m hearing so and so is not “big” enough to cover.

      Here’s the reason I posted it…Brandon Barthrop is an excellent example of the mischief false doctrine causes. Sometimes I post things to warn people, and sometimes I post things as an example of what false doctrine can do. This post is such a case.

      Plain and simple.

  11. Eli says:

    If they’re big enough to blasphemy the cause of Christ, they’re big enough to report on. No, this guy doesn’t have the numbers that JW’s, Mormons, or Moonies have, but they all started some where. And God is no less saddened when even just ONE person is lead astray, or a million. Every fire no matter the size (including the one on the end of a match stick) has the potential to destroy much if left alone. Keep up the good work Chrystal, and Bud you’re spot on as usual.

  12. sister says:

    Many years ago I was a dancing on the bar, bartender in a big city. Most of my clients were not only alcoholics, many were drug addicts. Jesus saved me and graciously and undeservedly granted me His Grace in Abundance… that man, Brandon IS high on drugs and or liquor – no two ways about it.

    Familiar spirits, perhaps, in addition to “tipping”….

  13. Jay Miklovic says:

    I was sad to hear a baby a few times in the background… anyone else catch that? That baby is going to grow up with some seriously distorted takes on the Christian faith.

  14. sadparent says:

    Possessed. That’s a no brainer.

  15. redeemedhippiesplace says:

    I usually keep up with this character. I don’t know how I missed this one. “White light” is Lucifer’s movement. A young lady who used to be involved in this heresy, came to my place and left a comment saying he was a warlock and demon possessed. I do not want to offend anyone but she also said this movement is now having intercourse with Jesus.

    Thank God she came out of this!

    I had a person in my private life tell me I had no right to judge this young man because I did not know his heart. WHAT??? People like that are as deceived as Brandon!

    This video sounds like demons! Mocking demons! This is one of the most dangerous movements ever and none of them within the movements dare to come out against these teachings. That ought to tell us all who they truly represent!

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