Definition of False Teacher: One who presumes
to teach in the Name of the Lord when God has not sent him.
False Teachers - Dick and Joan Deweert, Bill and Gwen Prankard, and Graham and Sherry Bretherick
Satan's Fallen Soldiers
Not only do Satan’s servants bring destruction to others, they suffer it themselves as the victims of their own deception. While Christ gives a deposit of pure gold, Satan gives a “UOI” (not an IOU), keeping his subjects under the yoke and bondage of serving themselves in his kingdom of darkness. Light solves that problem, when it is shone by God in Christ, and walked in by men. That is the Kingdom of God on earth.
Devious Devices of the Destroyer Discussed
In The Origin and Identity of Satan,
we have seen how Satan comes as an angel of light through those who proclaim
Jesus Christ as Lord. These
usurpers use the Lord’s Name as a pretense for their ministries
and works, which they often perform with great sincerity. They don’t
know they are deluded and in the dark, having nothing to do with the
Lord. Neither do their victims.
Their ignorance is no excuse for their fraudulent misrepresentations
of God and the deception they practice before men. They have willingly
chosen to follow Satan the liar because they are liars, too. They are
formed in his image and love to have it so, worshiping him and spreading
his false gospel of saving and preserving the flesh.
In Origin we give doctrine and background, but now we give you a practical
example of Satan’s deception with men and the wages they receive
in his service. This we will do by examining the attempt of a defrocked
minister to regain or exceed his former status.
Dick Deweert, along with his wife, Joan, founded The Miracle Channel,
originally CJIL, a 24/7 “Christian” TV station in Canada.
We first wrote about them at The Exposure of
Dick Deweert (for further
proofs of the satanic nature of their works, read The
True Marks of a Cult and Diabolical
Dick was found to be in an adulterous relationship with a married employee
at the channel, which affair was made public. This was not a mere one-night
stand; it reportedly went on for three years while Dick was running The
Miracle Channel. The exposure of this affair resulted in both Dick and
Joan resigning; they lost their jobs, their status, and their life’s
Before we go any further, let’s make one thing clear. We don’t
assume that we are incapable of the most heinous of sins. Remove the
grace of God and down we go to perdition:
“So let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall” (1
Corinthians 10:12 MKJV).
We know this. Our purpose here is not to condemn a man for his sin,
especially if he is repentant of it. Our purpose is to expose and reprove
the works of darkness:
“And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness,
but rather reprove them” (Ephesians 5:11 MKJV).
What Dick did can happen to any man. David, a man after God’s
heart, the “father of the Messiah,” fell, so we know that
true men of God do fall. Dick’s fall doesn’t prove he was
false. We make the case, however, that Dick was never a true believer,
and to this day, he and Joan are not true disciples of the Lord.
Our intention is not to condemn, but to warn others not to be deceived
by a pretense of worship, righteousness, and repentance for sin, accompanied
by carnal zeal, counterfeit love, and feigned faith. Most importantly,
one must not be deceived by a false representation of the Lord Jesus
Christ and His will and ways. To be snared in the ways of these people
is to die and be bound in chains of darkness (hell), as attractive as
those chains may be to the unregenerate soul.
“And now listen to me, sons, and attend to the words of my mouth.
Do not let your heart turn aside to her ways; do not go astray in her
paths. For she has cast down many wounded; yea, many strong men have
been slain by her. Her house is the way to hell, going down to the rooms
of death” (Proverbs 7:24-27 MKJV).
Three years after leaving The Miracle Channel, the Deweerts
began a new work, launched with a series
to rehabilitate Dick’s image. These interviews came to our attention
while working on the paper describing Satan’s origin and identity.
The great effort expended on trying to impress people with Dick’s
contrition and worthiness, the very kind of thing the Devil does, placing
the emphasis on man, wasn’t lost on us. What a good opportunity,
we thought, to illuminate more of Satan’s ways.
The video introduction invites us to “take some time to ‘enjoy’ the
interviews.” To the saints of God, they are anything but enjoyable,
and while we would rather spend our time in edification, we knew we had
to suffer this vexation for the sakes of others.
In the videos, we see the Deweerts working very hard to find a way back
into the good graces of man. But would this be necessary if they were
forgiven and received into the good graces of God? It is readily apparent
that they need and solicit man’s support to proceed with their
work, just as they have always relied on the same in the past. This is
the foundation and way of Satan’s kingdom, which depends on man’s
initiative and favor in all its works.
Repentance to God Is Different than Contrition to Man
See the difference between the repentance of a true believer, King David
of Israel, and a false one, Dick Deweert. David confessed to God, saying:
Psalms 51:1-4 MKJV
(1) To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet
came to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba. Have mercy on me, O
God, according to Your loving-kindness; according to the multitude
of Your tender mercies, blot out my transgressions.
(2) Wash me completely from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
(3) For I confess my transgressions; and my sin is ever before me.
(4) Against You, You only, have I sinned, and done evil in Your sight;
that You might be justified when You speak, and be clear when You judge.
What did David mean, saying, “Against You, You only, have I sinned”?
He meant that it was God’s forgiveness and favor he sought, knowing
the buck stops with God, not man. Being a man who knew the Lord, David
knew full well there was absolutely no point or need in seeking man’s
forgiveness, approval, or favor at any time. Not so with Deweert. He and
Joan are full steam ahead in petitioning for favor and praise from men,
in order to reinstate their former glory.
This is the essence of Satan’s ways, as the one who
savors the things of men and thrives on their assent and favorable
Dick and Joan aren’t saying, “God has sent us to minister
to you,” then proceeding to do so, whether or not those to whom
they are sent like it or accept it. They are saying, frankly begging, “Let
us minister; please let us be ministers of God to you. Accept us. It’s
And they bitterly complain about all the friends they lost who weren’t
friends, after all. Jimmy Bakker also complained, as do other fallen
phonies, “We thought we had friends who loved us, but they didn’t
love us, after all.” But true ministers, like their Lord Jesus
Christ, never set their hearts on men. They know better, having been
taken through God’s fires in preparation for ministry:
“And as He was in Jerusalem at the Passover, at the Feast, many
believed in His Name when they saw the miracles which He did. But
Jesus did not commit Himself to them, because He knew all and did not need
that anyone should testify of man. For He knew what was in man” (John
How different are God’s ways that bring life, peace, and fulfillment!
Jesus never sought the praise of men, or tried to impress them with His
own virtue or righteousness, or depended on their opinion of Him.
John 5:31-34 MKJV
(31) If I bear witness of Myself, My witness is not true.
(32) There is another Who bears witness of Me, and I know that the witness
which He witnesses of Me is true.
(33) You sent to John, and he bore witness to the truth.
(34) But I do not receive testimony from man, but these things I say
so that you might be saved.
Read the Gospels; see for yourself! We aren’t making these things
up. Jesus never appealed to men on His behalf. When they sought to make
Him king, He knew they were seeking their own carnal benefit, and He
refused them altogether:
“Then seeing the miracle that Jesus did, those men said, This
is truly the Prophet, the One coming into the world. Therefore when Jesus
perceived that they would come and take Him by force, that they might
make Him a king, Jesus withdrew again to the mountain alone by Himself” (John
“No man is good,” Jesus said. Those who look to man disagree
with Christ and are really looking to Satan. Regardless of whatever words
they say that sound otherwise, even from the Scriptures, the Deweerts
are there for themselves, not for God. Their actions prove it:
“How can you believe, you who receive honor from one another and
do not seek the honor that comes from God only?” (John 5:44 MKJV)
Jesus didn’t look to men, because He served the Father alone.
He came for the cross, to lay down His will and His life in this world.
By doing so, He sounded the death knell for man’s independence
from God, the end to Satan’s rule. We are now called to take up
the cross in order to come under God’s rulership.
A crucified man doesn’t need or want men’s approval. Indeed,
he shuns it.
Deweerts, on the other hand, are still very much alive to themselves
(don’t let their self-flagellation fool you) and dead to Christ.
With flatteries, emotional appeals, and boasts of their own goodness,
they depend on their own righteousness and ask you to support and honor
them on this basis.
And how great a power can be exerted when all come together in the name
of man’s righteousness, which is Satan! It is the power of his
bride, Mystery, Babylon the Great, which even astounded the apostle John:
“I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with
the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And when I saw her, I marveled with
great amazement” (Revelation 17:6 EMTV).
When Dick’s sin was made public, he lost the support of men – his
fellow church members and TV audience. He was put outside the gates,
not of the heavenly Jerusalem, but of Babylon the Great, Mother of Harlots.
Because he feared (reverenced) man rather than God, he received the reward
of his idolatry, being turfed by men. He was deemed expendable by those
who paid his wages.
Not that The Miracle Channel had any choice in the matter if it was
to continue with an acceptable public image. The Miracle Channel sacrificed
Dick and Joan to save itself, the abomination to which Dick and Joan
gave birth. Dick and Joan were offered on the altar they raised up in
the name of their false god.
Satan – The Concealer of Sins
Satan is the master at concealing sin under a religious cloak, whereas
God deals directly and forthrightly with sin, especially in His servants.
He didn’t wait three years when David had sinned in the matter
of Bathsheba and her husband, but promptly sent His servant, Nathan,
to confront David.
In contrast, Satan’s ministers can hide their sin for years, because
they, their co-workers, and their audiences are in the dark, without
the Lord or a true prophet to expose them. They have no light. They are
outside the City of God and His providential care, setting things right
for the welfare of His people. Children of darkness don’t share
in His discipline:
“But if you are without discipline, of which all have become sharers,
then you are bastards, and not sons” (Hebrews 12:8 LITV).
That’s the essential difference between David, King of Israel,
and Dick of The Miracle Channel.
“For whom the Lord loves He chastens, and He scourges every son
whom He receives. If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with
sons, for what son is he whom the father does not chasten?” (Hebrews
Sorrow over Loss or Sorrow over Sin?
Dick wasn’t chastened and changed when circumstances caused his
sin to become public; he was exposed and humiliated. (It was the same
with Jimmy Bakker and Jimmy Swaggart.) Dick and Joan have tried to make
lemonade out of lemons, making his exposure appear as God’s transformative
correction, but God has nothing to do with the rehabilitative works described
in these interviews. We aren’t accepted by Him because we grovel
and walk on broken glass before men.
Make no mistake. These aren’t the fruits of a broken spirit and
contrite heart; these are the manifestations of self-pitying, self-centered
children of darkness.
And it’s the deceitfulness of Satan to present sorrow over loss
as sorrow over sin. In this way Dick and Joan continue to delude themselves
and others that they are God’s servants.
David was the Lord’s, formed and kept by Him, even after having
fallen. Of his coming son, Solomon, God said:
“I will be his Father, and he shall be My son. If he commits iniquity,
I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the sons
of men” (2 Samuel 7:14 MKJV).
What we see with Dick and Joan is how the workers of iniquity are left
to their own devices, subject to the whims of those whose praise and
approval they worship, crave, and require to support them and their works.
They don’t have God’s approval because they don’t even
seek it. He has nothing to do with their works.
“Blessed are they that do His Commandments, that they may have
right to the Tree of Life, and may enter in through the gates into the
city. For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers,
and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loves and makes a lie” (Revelation
What does God have to do with those outside His Heavenly City, the dogs,
which fornicate and kill as they will, because they love and live a lie,
like Dick and Joan Deweert? They have taken His Name in vain, using it
for their selfish gain, not for Truth’s sake.
The Sins of Dick and Joan
Physical adultery wasn’t Dick’s only sin. It was the tip
of the iceberg, concealing his and Joan’s many sins, which include
taking Christ’s Name in vain, preaching lies for the sake of money
and power, and teaching people rebellion against God. The lust of the
eyes, the lust of the flesh, and the pride of life were the substance
of their ministry.
There is much blood on these people’s hands. Joan may not have
committed physical adultery, but she has been an avid proponent of spiritual
adultery along with her husband, practicing and teaching it in all their
Revelation 2:20-23 MKJV
(20) But I have a few things against you because you allow that woman
Jezebel to teach, she saying herself to be a prophetess, and to cause
My servants to go astray, and to commit fornication, and to eat idol-sacrifices.
(21) And I gave her time that she might repent of her fornication, and
she did not repent.
(22) Behold, I am throwing her into a bed, and those who commit adultery
with her into great affliction, unless they repent of their deeds.
(23) And I will kill her children with death. And all the churches will
know that I am He Who searches the reins and hearts, and I will give
to every one of you according to your works.
Now these people want to re-enter the killing fields in as big a way
possible with their counterfeit Christianity. But God has said, “Enough!” The
Deweerts will go no further in their deception.
Any kingdom divided against itself can’t stand. The large cracks
evident throughout the foundation of the kingdom of darkness are expanding.
The time has arrived for its demise and the destruction of Satan’s
Dressing the Old Deweerts in New Clothing
Dick and Joan still desire a payday in the wicked dog-eat-dog religious
world, because they are still a part of it. The leopard hasn’t
changed its spots. They aren’t born from above, and never were.
That’s why the loss of worldly connections and of the prestige
of their religious works has greatly grieved them. To lose those things
was indeed a crushing blow, but they are recuperating, convalescing,
and being succored by wicked counselors who help them by restoring their
The counselors featured in the video
interviews are Bill and Gwen Prankard,
and Graham and Sherry Bretherick. The Deweerts, with the support of these
people, have pursued the reestablishment of their “calling” from
God, but in a new way, appearing more humble. And according to what they
presume to be a prophetic gifting from God, they believe much greater
things are to come in this renewed phase of ministry.
The lengthy interview sets the stage for their triumphant return and
renewed success in religious showbiz (not their terminology, but the
reality we are addressing), transcending even their glory days at The
Joan has an alleged prophetic word of God of a coming “Solomon
blessing,” imminent after their recent travails and humiliation.
By this word, they are equating themselves with King David, who lost
the child with Bathsheba because of his sin, but was then blessed with
another child, Solomon, who followed David with a glorious and peaceful
reign as king and builder of the Temple of God, and who was a figure
of the Messiah to come, known as “the Son of David.”
Has God not delivered the Deweerts over to strong delusion, that they
should believe such a lie about what is happening with them? Are lives
steeped in satanic religious works and misdeeds comparable to God’s work in David or any of His saints?
Their Declaration of Coming Glory
Here is another difference between God and Satan:
God’s servants don’t go around telling the world about what
God will do with them - having this or that great calling. They may announce
God’s works, as John the Baptist and Jesus did, but how different
that is from making declarations as veiled solicitations for people to
join them in building a tower to Heaven!
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and petition,
along with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God [not
men]” (Philippians 4:6 EMTV).
When Samuel anointed David as future king of Israel, David didn’t
say a word about it to anyone. He left it with God, Who fulfilled it
in time by His invisible hand. But Satan’s ministers trumpet their
virtue and declare their anticipated work, because they appeal to the
arm of flesh to make it happen. God has nothing to do with them or their
In the video, Dick tells how he confessed his “moral failure” to
his friend and fellow false teacher, Bill Prankard, just before word
about it got out. He didn’t describe it as disgusting sin and wicked
deceitfulness, but as an innocuous “moral failure.” He had
a little let-down for three years! Oops!
How humble and virtuous of him as he recounts how he hesitated telling
Bill, not because he was ashamed, but because he didn’t want to
burden his friend with his “moral failure.” Dick is a wonderful
friend, certainly worthy of our admiration! That’s what he and
his evil counselors are trying to tell us.
And that’s the theme of the interview – Dick and Joan’s
innate goodness and godly characters. His falling has been made into
an opportunity to show their virtue in overcoming adversity, making them
even greater in our eyes than before the failure. They present themselves
as true heroes.
That is what Baal worship is all about. It is man in the place of God.
As Satan said at the beginning, “You shall be as God….” They
exalt themselves using His Name.
Satan as Scapegoat
According to Dick and company, it was on account of their godliness
that the Devil and the forces of evil attacked him. The Devil succeeded
in getting him down by tempting him to sin, with the forces of evil continuing
their battle against the couple thereafter, trying to keep them from
reaching God’s destiny and fulfilling their ministry.
They have every confidence, however, that they will prevail over the
Devil. God has promised, they say. We say they have God and the Devil
reversed, as far as their works are concerned. God is the One Who ultimately
stops them from fulfilling their present ambition for power and glory.
“The Devil made me do it,” is Dick’s defense, because
(he asserts) underneath his sin nature, he really is a good person. He
would never do what he did unless someone else was to blame.
Ironically, it seems, yet true to their nature, Satan’s children
have created a false image of the Devil as a scapegoat to excuse their
sins and explain the bad things that happen as the result of their sins.
They try to dissociate from the Devil, not knowing they actually are him, being one flesh and spirit.
Wounds of a Friend vs. Kisses of an Enemy
How do the words of Nathan, David’s “counselor,” a
true prophet of the Lord, compare to those of Dick’s counselors
who blame the Devil and prophesy great things as a result of his sin?
2 Samuel 12:7-15 MKJV
(7) And Nathan said to David, You are the man! So says the LORD, the
God of Israel, I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you
out of the hand of Saul.
(8) And I gave you your master’s house and your master’s
wives into your bosom, and gave you the house of Israel and of Judah.
And if that was too little, I would have given to you such and such things
(9) Why have you despised the Word of the LORD, to do evil in His sight?
You have stricken Uriah the Hittite with the sword, and have taken his
wife to be your wife, and have killed him with the sword of the sons
(10) And therefore, the sword shall never depart from your house,
because you have despised Me and have taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite
be your wife.
(11) So says the LORD, Behold, I will raise up evil against you out of
your own house, and I will take your wives before your eyes and give
them to your neighbor. And he shall lie with your wives in the sight
of this sun.
(12) For you did it secretly, but I will do this thing before all Israel
and before the sun.
(13) And David said to Nathan, I have sinned against the LORD. And Nathan
said to David, the LORD also has put away your sin; you shall not die.
(14) Only, because by this deed you have given great occasion to the
enemies of the LORD to blaspheme, this child born to you shall surely
(15) And Nathan left to go to his house. And the LORD struck the child
that Uriah’s wife bore to David, and it was very sick.
David is promised future consequences, while Dick is promised greater
glory. Which promises are true? David did indeed suffer many things,
but his sin was forgiven and his favor with God continued. Dick never
had God’s favor, only flattering counselors as did King Ahab, whose
end was anything but glorious.
Wicked Man’s Innate “Goodness”
As the interview continues, we hear how Bill gathered Dick’s family
together to let them know “Dick Deweert is
not a bad man, he is a good man who did something bad. And there is a
That is Satan’s false gospel in a nutshell, denying the reality
of man’s degenerate condition by covering it over with an external
religious “niceness” men call “good.”
Did Nathan defend David, saying, “You’re a good man who
did something bad”? The sinless Son of God didn’t attribute
goodness to His flesh, but here we have Satan’s ministers extolling
one another and essentially calling Christ a liar.
Satan defends the flesh with reasoning like this: We are all good people
underneath. It’s not our fault we sin. The Devil tempted us. And
the more godly we are, the harder he is working at tempting us, because
all the more our fall discredits God.
But the Word of God says to resist Satan, and he will flee from
And if we claim to be good in our flesh, we are falling from our goodness.
How is that a reflection on God and His work? Those who trust in themselves
don’t need a Savior or His blood sacrifice:
“And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole need
not a physician; but they that are sick” (Luke 5:31 KJV).
The Physician can make the sick and no-good whole and good. But then
it’s His goodness and not ours that we walk in. The Name of our
God is upon us.
But these sham ministers who trust in themselves, and say they are good,
declare (to those with eyes to see) that they are their own gods with
Satan as their father. The evil they reflect is of themselves, not of
Christ, Whose Name they take in vain. In truth, they don’t serve
Him at all, because they already presume to sit in His seat, being good
without Him. They are anti-Christ.
For your life, you need to know that God doesn’t lay the blame
for sinning on the external Devil or stressful circumstances:
“But each one is tempted by his own lusts, being drawn away and
being seduced by them. Then lust, when it conceives, gives birth to sin;
and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death” (James 1:14-15
The Fall of Dick Deweert
The ministers of death teach you to maintain an illusion of goodness,
justifying you in acting as your own god and decider-in-chief. And by
declaring that you can see (determine good and evil on your own) your
sin will remain, just as it is with these teachers. But for those who
turn to God, confessing and forsaking the sin that He reveals, victory
will come and they will see life.
Speaking of the rejection he and Joan faced, particularly by those in
religious leadership positions, Dick says, “Our
restoration was really hindered by that. That’s why there needs to be a different
In other words, they are suggesting reforming the corrupt systems of
men, from which they still seek honor, prestige, and authority. And they
will know the system has been properly reformed when it adequately honors
them once again. With their new perspective, they present themselves
as the saviors of counterfeit religion, having been slain by it as Christ
But they fell because of their sin, whereas Christ laid
down His life
for our sins. They and their counselors of confusion can’t tell
the difference between good and evil. They call evil “good” and
good “evil.” That’s how Satan rules in the kingdom
of darkness, and how evil is compounded. But God gives Light through
Christ and delivers souls from darkness. His grace is greater than evil.
Castaways of Men’s Works
Gwen Prankard talks about how Dick was shunned by eminent worldly religious
preachers and likens that to when the apostle Paul was forsaken by other
“At my first answer no one was beside me, but all deserted me.
May it not be laid to their charge” (2 Timothy 4:16 MKJV).
Say what?! Was Paul deserted because he was caught in a long-term adulterous
affair?! Was Paul writing his epistles while copulating with another
The fact is that Paul was deserted because he stood with Christ, while
those who left him had put worldly concerns before Christ. In Deweert’s
case, the crowd left the adulterer who held God in contempt; in Paul’s
case, the spiritual adulterers left the one who stood in faithfulness
Wow! Consider, dear reader, the hypocrisy and blindness of these spiritual
charlatans: We have here four “generals in God’s army” (the
Deweerts and Prankards), along with “counselors to the generals” (the
Brethericks), as these proudly presume to see themselves, and as they
publicly advertise by their own mouths. The four “generals” sit
at the table making the comparison between Dick and Paul the apostle,
and not one “general” or “counselor” sees anything
wrong with something so blatantly contradictory a child should pick it
Furthermore, all six, along with all their followers and associates,
have had much time to reflect on this conversation and witness the error
therein. Yet none sees the wickedness of their rationale to this day,
and they proudly keep the videos public, displaying their shame for all
to see. Wow! How consistently contradictory are the false to those who
can see, and how perpetually blind are those whose eye is not single!
Reader, let us solemnly tell you that all those videos have statement
after statement of error and falsehood, demonstrating delusion through
a selfish preservation of the flesh. All six participants are “guilty
as sin,” for which they are held accountable before God. Lord willing,
we will now show you more error in some of their words in detail.
The Fruit of Sin Called “Attacks of the
Here’s another example that takes the breath away while bringing
ignominy and reproach to our Sovereign God and Savior: In Part 3, Joan
talks about a woman friend who pledged to lead their “prayer warriors” against
the powers of darkness coming against their ministry (this was before
Dick was found in adultery), and then the woman was killed within a few
So how do they interpret the cause of this tragedy? They ascribe it
to the attacks of the enemy on the “prophetic voice of Canada.”
Mark you all, this was not a death of martyrdom. A truck hit and killed
this woman in traffic. So now we are to believe that Satan is sovereign
and can do as he pleases with God’s creation? Can we conclude that
Dick and Joan lost their ministry because Satan took out their personal
bodyguard? Where’s God and His promised protection for His servants?
How did Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, John, Peter, Paul,
and so many others make it through?
The Scriptures instruct us quite differently. Take Job, for example.
Satan couldn’t touch him, God having placed a hedge of protection
about him and all that he had. When God did remove
the protection, it was to try Job through Satan’s instrumentality
and bring him up into a new dimension, one of rest,
where Job no longer trusted
in his own righteousness. His sufferings, which were not a result of
sin, came to bring him to perceive God for the first time:
“I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear; but now my eye
has seen You” (Job 42:5 MKJV).
Even before he was turned, Job knew Who was calling the shots in Heaven.
Never once did he blame or suspect Satan as behind his troubles. He attributed
everything to God:
“Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and
fell down upon the ground, and worshipped, And said, Naked came I out
of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD
gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the Name of the LORD” (Job
He believed! He knew Who was in full control! Deweerts, Prankards, and
Brethericks know nothing of the LORD. They haven’t even heard of
Him by the ear, much less seen Him with the eye.
They make a mockery of God and serve to “overthrow the faith of
some” (2 Timothy 2:18) by giving them the idea that Satan is free
and powerful to do such things as kill people in traffic accidents. What
foolish blasphemy! Take no responsibility; do no self-examination; just
use Satan as the scapegoat and go on to leading others like Joan’s
friend into death instead of into soul searching, repentance, and life.
Are not Deweert and company’s ways the paths of the destroyer?
People, nowhere in Scripture does one find a saint of God who is walking
with Him die a tragic death. You simply don’t find it. What you do find, however, is that God keeps His saints perfectly safe, except
for martyrdom. Even there, they are safe. Saints die either by natural
causes or martyrdom, never otherwise.
God only takes people like the way this woman died, if they are in wickedness,
in sin, in disobedience, in unbelief. Show us a Scriptural exception.
Give us two or three witnesses to prove us wrong. The woman to whom Joan
Deweert refers was a wicked and presumptuous woman, a people pleaser,
one who dared evilly imagine that she had power with God. And God decided
to take her away in her sin. That’s what happened.
Let us solemnly assure you that when troubles come your way, particularly
terrible ones like deadly accidents, bankruptcies, divorces, and crippling
diseases, know that you are the first one to be examined, not God or
the Devil. You are the one held accountable. There is sin in your life.
And that is what happened to Joan’s friend. She was not a “prayer
warrior.” She was a “pretentious prayer warrior.” That’s
the rest of the story.
“Out of the Abundance of the Heart the
There are many statements made by all six participants in this meeting
that are so revealing of the falsehood in which they walk, representing
counterfeit Christianity and another gospel. By their own mouths, they
expose themselves time and time again, yet never to each other; they
are blind to their unbelief, deception, and foolishness. Here are other
examples (barely scratching the surface of so many):
In Part 10, Bill Prankard replies to Graham Bretherick’s point
of God being the Holy One and the Redeemer: “It’s almost
a contradiction, isn’t it, He’s a Holy One and yet…” and
they all chime in chorus, “…He’s a Redeemer.” Graham
continues as if those are two extremes, “He’s the Holy One
Who tolerates no sin, yet brings good out of evil.”
Why shouldn’t holiness include redemption? What’s so strange
about that, especially to “generals in God’s army”?
Perhaps they may argue that they say this for the sakes of the hearers,
or that they are neutralizing a longstanding nominal Christian notion
that God is not understood as a redeemer when thought of as a holy God,
as men count holy. Fair enough – we can grant it’s true that
people have that misunderstanding. But what we see is that these “ministers
of Christ” don’t know the Lord themselves, still chewing
on the basics of God’s character, yet presuming to be spiritual
leaders under God, “generals,” no less.
Graham Bretherick seeks glory for himself, not the Lord. His counseling
is the work of a psychologist, a man of carnal intellect, not a man of
God, presenting credentials of graduation from an institution of men,
not of God, though using the Lord’s Name and pretending to give
Him the glory, which many false teachers do. No man receiving glory from
men is a man of God.
Bretherick mentions that the process of counseling with Dick went on
for over a year with a session every week. Where in the Scriptures does
one find a disciple of Christ spending this kind of time or energy with
anyone? Where is there any hint of this kind of work done by the Spirit
of God through and with anyone, when it comes to matters of faith? Where
is there any counsel of Scripture to delve into someone’s past
and try to deal with genetics and past histories?
For our part, the Lord took us through the fires and, as a result, healed
us of many things from our past, in many cases almost instantly. We had
no idea of our deep spiritual needs, never mind finding a way to speak
to a counselor about them. There was no counselor to reason through anything.
Nobody would have seen, known, or understood the things that were in
us, or their origins, much less their solutions.
Bretherick mentions that the early church fathers used to say they wouldn’t
trust a man into a senior leadership position unless he’s been
through some great difficulty or valley. He continues as if with their
thoughts, “Because unless you’ve been through failure or
difficulty, what can we really trust you with?”
Crucially needful are trials and tribulations, fire and breaking, yes,
for sure! However, the context of Graham’s statement is appalling!
Dick had gone into adultery, and now he can be trusted as a leader because
he has sinned?! Why don’t we all just go out and get qualified
now? Is that how God viewed David’s sin of adultery? Did it make
David a better king or shepherd? Must we sin to qualify as counselors
and senior spiritual leaders? Ugh! The blasphemy of these people takes
the breath away!
And how is it Dick was trusted in senior leadership by these people
before his sin, if this were the case? Are they not in total contradiction
Prankard adds again and again his inane comments, likening Deweert’s
failure to having stepped out of the boat to walk on water and then sinking,
while others in the boat were criticizing him. What?!! Was Peter chasing
after some mermaid? Did he start to sink in the water because he went
after a married woman swimming there?
Was Peter’s momentary lapse of faith the same as the sin of an
adulterous relationship over three years? People were stoned for adultery,
but were they stoned for lack of faith? When Peter sank, did Jesus say
to him what He said to the woman caught in adultery – “Go
and sin no more”?
Again, are we condemning Dick for his sin? No! We know full well that
any man, whether a true believer or otherwise, can fall into sin as easy
as falling off a floating log.
What we do condemn, however, is the falsehood, darkness, and hypocrisy
presented to people in the name of goodness and holiness. People must
know that Deweert & Co. are not representing God as He is. Most certainly,
His ways and thoughts are not theirs or how they represent them. Their
ways are of Satan, whom they truly represent.
Prankard speaks of how other ministers caught in sin don’t usually
return to ministry, but go into worldly endeavors of an easier and more
financially rewarding occupation. Is that true? In many cases, yes; however,
Jimmy Swaggart returned to his ministry, the Bakkers tried, Oral Roberts
continued to hang on to what he had left, and their sons try to follow
in their fathers’ footsteps. There are numerous such examples.
But whether they do or not isn’t the question. The question is
why they do it, a matter of the heart.
Dick and Joan said they had lost everything, except that Joan received
a generous retirement package (not sure that Dick did). A retirement
package?! Since when do ministers of Christ receive executive positions,
salaries, and retirement packages? They don’t. God does what He
wills and not what men will by their employment devices. And men of God
never retire. As a tree doesn’t retire, but remains until it dies,
so a minister of God remains what he is.
Men of the world, that is, Gentiles, seek after earthly benefits and
value them. Did anyone see Moses (a prophet) and Aaron (a priest) retire,
with a pension? Or Samuel, Elijah, Elisha, or any of the prophets or
apostles? No. You see, this whole thing is a sham; it is the works of
men; and what does God have to say about those?
“Concerning the works of men, by the Words of Your lips, I am
kept from the paths of the destroyer” (Psalms 17:4 MKJV).
Going on with the original point of why these people return to their
ministries: They deplore the loss of what they had, and they so desire
to get it back. Why do the sons follow in their fathers’ footsteps?
Because their fathers had a ready-made financial bonanza in progress.
Why lose it?
Did Richard Roberts or Franklin Graham or Donny Swaggart have what their
fathers had, so that they could do the same (not that their fathers had
something of God)? No, but they had a money-making organization they
couldn’t refuse or ignore. It’s all about mammon.
The Deweerts want their fame and fortune back, pure and simple…or
is it impure and complex? It is the latter, to be sure. And we marvel
at how many fall for these ploys and wicked schemes, but many do, and
they finance liars, thinking to please God. O Lord God!
How Does Dick Compare to the Biblical Patriarchs?
Bretherick and the others go on about all the failures in the Scriptures,
mentioning Moses, David, Samson, Saul of Tarsus (Paul), Peter, and Abraham,
comparing Dick’s sin to theirs. But shall we examine some of the
What did Moses do? He was a flesh and blood man with his faults and
weaknesses, as we all have. But is his fault, weakness, or sin to be
compared to Dick’s grievous ways?
You may say, “He killed a man.” But was that sin? His intent,
his heart was to free his people of their bondage and suffering. Furthermore,
he hadn’t yet been taken through the process of preparation for
the day he, as a man sent of God, would be empowered to deliver Israel
from the Egyptians.
In contrast, Dick presumed to have the Spirit of God and to have been
walking in the fullness of ministry at the time of his sin, which wasn’t
merely a momentary act of passion, but conduct lasting years!
And didn’t Moses, under God’s direction, kill many people
after he was prepared and sent? God took away the firstborn in the plague
in which Moses was instrumental, they fought battles in the wilderness
and killed many enemies, and Moses even commanded those who were for
the Lord to kill their own kindred:
Exodus 32:25-28 MKJV
(25) And when Moses saw that the people were naked (for Aaron had made
them naked to their shame among their enemies),
(26) then Moses stood in the gate of the camp and said, Who is on the
LORD’s side? Come to me. And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves
(27) And he said to them, Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel: Each
man put his sword by his side, and go in and out from gate to gate throughout
the camp, and kill each one his brother, and each one his neighbor, and
each one his kindred.
(28) And the sons of Levi did according to the word of Moses. And there
fell of the people that day about three thousand men.
Moses killed many, but was it sin? Was he deliberately going forth to
kill, knowing full well God was against it? No. Dick’s sin was
very different from Moses’, if what Moses did can even be called
sin. He was weak, yes, as all men subject to like passions are, but was
he living a life of sin? Come on!
What about striking the rock twice? In a heated moment, he lost his
patience and didn’t glorify God before the people, who were constantly
bitterly complaining against Him. Is that anything like what Dick did?
No, there is an immense difference!
What about Abraham, who, as Dick handily points out, handed Sarah over
to Abimelech? In a moment of pressure, Abraham feared for his life. Did
he expect Sarah to become a man’s wife and sleep with him? It doesn’t
say. Did he deliberately sell or rent her for gain? No. Did he choose
adultery or murder? No. Did he know what was going to happen? No. Granted,
he did react out of fear when he should have trusted God.
Perhaps he did have confidence that somehow God was going to deliver
them out of that circumstance. Do we know? It doesn’t say. What
we do know is that Abraham appeared to be weak. But who can say that
he deliberately sinned? At least Abraham wasn’t hopping into bed
with Abimelech’s wife! Furthermore, the Lord kept Sarah from being
violated and, in support of His prophet, had her released.
What about Abraham going in to Hagar? This was Sarah’s idea and
initiative. In unbelief, they tried to fulfill God’s promise of
a son while Sarah was barren. Furthermore, Hagar was Sarah’s handmaid
to do with as Sarah thought best. Was the woman Dick slept with not someone
else’s wife? Were he and Joan trying to fulfill a promise of God
by committing adultery?
Aren’t there significant differences between the sins of those
in the Scriptures and Dick’s sin? We should say so!
What about Samson? After severe and constant prolonged pressure from
Delilah, he caved and gave out the secret of his strength. Was Dick subjected
to those kinds of circumstances?
While Samson was divulging a secret, Dick was taking another man’s
wife and sleeping with her. I ask, “Isn’t there a difference?” And
Samson’s judgment fell on him immediately, as God’s chastening.
What about Saul of Tarsus? While he persecuted the Church, was he proclaiming
to have received the Spirit of God and presuming to have a prophetic
ministry? Was he ministering in the Name of Jesus Christ? He was zealous
of the Mosaic and Jewish Law, and as touching it, he says he was blameless!
He declared of himself as Saul in his pre-Christ days:
“Concerning zeal, persecuting the Church; regarding the righteousness
in the Law, blameless” (Philippians 3:6 MKJV).
He was out to stamp out heresy as he sincerely knew it. Yes, he was
ignorant of what he was doing and even said that God had mercy on him
because of that ignorance:
“And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, Who strengthened me, because
He counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry--the one who before
was a blasphemer and a persecutor and insolent. But I obtained
mercy, because being ignorant, I did it in unbelief” (1 Timothy 1:12-13
Can Dick Deweert say the same?
How dare these people compare blatant sin to the acts and motives of
these men in Scripture, as weak as they were!
And Deweerts and associates call the men of the Bible “heroes”!
Were they heroes? God forbid! They were nothing. What they had was the
grace of God. To God be the glory, not to men, not to them. But these
people, whom we expose today, know nothing of what they speak concerning
the things of the Lord. They wish to be heroes and play the part.
Perhaps you would excuse them for loose words or accidental inappropriate
terms. But do “generals” use such terms? Should these “Spirit-filled
ministers” not know better? No, there’s no excuse for these
charlatans, none at all.
“I tell you that every idle word that men speak, they will give
account of it in the day of judgment” (Matthew 12:36 HNV).
Did you know that Baal worship is hero worship? It began with Nimrod,
that great hero of the people, that mighty hunter of souls, who turned
them away from worshipping God, history tells us, and whom Shem had to
confront and destroy by the Word of the Lord. No, there’s no such
thing as a hero in God’s army of warriors and servants, not even
Flatter them, Prankard. What are you after? More funds for your “ministry”?
Yes, you are there as a man-pleaser for personal gain and nothing more.
It is not for the glory of God, Whom you falsely profess to worship,
love, and serve. All of you are light and vain persons, flatterers, borrowing
men’s words and scratching one another’s backs for social
What about Peter now? What sin did he commit
so as to be compared to Dick? He denied the Lord in a moment of great
pressure, fearing for his
life. But more importantly, it wasn’t his time to stand. He had
yet to receive the Spirit of God, which would be given to him at Pentecost,
weeks later. But Dick presumed to have the Spirit, for many years already,
in full ministry.
“Oh, but I was under such pressure at the time, working to raise
millions of dollars for The Miracle Channel in such a small city as Lethbridge,” he
plaintively boasts (compiled words to that effect). Dick mentions these
things in justification for an act, and even extended conduct, that many
even in the world deplore. How do we compare Dick’s pressure to
Peter’s, whose life was in immediate danger?
Furthermore, Peter’s was a knee-jerk reaction out of the weakness
of flesh, something for which he was so sorry only minutes, if not seconds,
later. Did he deliberately sin? Come on! Only devils such as the Deweerts,
Prankards, and Brethericks would suggest so, in order to justify themselves
in their own sins.
What about Dick? How long did it take him to realize, confess, and sorrow
over prolonged deliberate sin, which he hid from his family, friends,
and the public, all the while preaching on the air to the world? Liars
are these all, and hypocrites! They will condemn the saints of Scripture
to exonerate themselves in their wickedness, as though the saints were
no different? No way!
How these people wrest, distort, corrupt, falsify, garble, twist, warp,
manipulate, convolute, deform, defile, profane, abuse, misuse, mangle,
and misrepresent the Scriptures and the intent of their content! How
perverse! How diabolical!
Last of all the examples these people use as excuses for their
sins, we have David. Yes, it appears they have some ammunition here, doesn’t
it? Well, they don’t. Expanding on what we said earlier, here’s
why, and it is a significant “why”:
Yes, David sinned, and he sinned grievously. Not only did he take another
man’s wife, he killed her husband, Urijah, to try and cover it
up. And Urijah was a wonderfully faithful man in David’s service,
even evident to David. How bad was that?
However, here’s where the difference comes in. Soon after David
sinned, God sent Nathan the prophet to confront him. This may sound strange
to many, but David was a chosen man of God and his calling was not to
“Indeed as regards the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes.
But as regards the election, they are beloved for the fathers’ sakes.
For the free gifts and calling of God are without repentance” (Romans
David was destined for salvation, in spite of himself; he was granted
repentance and lasting faith, wielding his sword against the enemies
of the Lord. King Saul, in contrast, was destined for the sword, being
an enemy of the Lord. While David’s sin was put away, Saul had
an evil spirit sent to torment him, and his kingdom was taken from him.
Does this all sound unfair?
Romans 9:13-21 MKJV
(13) As it is written, “Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.”
(14) What shall we say then? Is there not unrighteousness with God? Let
it not be!
(15) For He said to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I will have
mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.”
(16) So then it is not of the one willing, nor of the one running, but
of God, the One showing mercy.
(17) For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, “Even for this same purpose
I have raised you up, that I might show My power in you, and that My
name might be declared throughout all the earth.”
(18) Therefore He has mercy on whom He will have mercy, and whom He will,
(19) You will then say to me, Why does He yet find fault? For who has
resisted His will?
(20) No, but, O man, who are you who replies against God? Shall the thing
formed say to Him Who formed it, Why have You made me this way?
(21) Does not the potter have power over the clay, from the same lump
to make one vessel to honor and another to dishonor?
Have you ever wondered why King Saul was cast off as king of Israel
for an offense that seemed so much less than David’s, while as
grievous as David’s sin was, his position as king was retained?
Consider Saul’s situation at the time of his offense. He and his
tiny army were greatly outnumbered and out-armed by the enemy. As Saul
and his men faced the enormous odds against them, he wouldn’t fight
until a sacrifice was offered up to God. He waited no less than seven
days under extreme pressure, as commanded of Samuel, and Samuel didn’t
show up at the appointed time. So Saul offered up the sacrifice to God
in Samuel’s stead, who was late! Who knew if Samuel would ever show up?
Here’s the full story:
1 Samuel 13:5-14 MKJV
(5) And the Philistines gathered to fight with Israel, thirty thousand
chariots, and six thousand horsemen, and people like the sand on the
seashore in multitude. And they came up and pitched in Michmash, eastward
(6) And the men of Israel saw that they were in a tight place (for the
people were distressed). And the people hid themselves in caves, and
in thickets, and in rocks, and in high places, and in pits.
(7) And the Hebrews went over Jordan to the land of Gad and Gilead. And
Saul was still in Gilgal, and all the people followed him, trembling.
(8) And he waited seven days, according to the set time with Samuel.
But Samuel did not come to Gilgal. And the people were scattered from
(9) And Saul said, Bring a burnt offering here to me, and peace offerings.
And he offered the burnt offering.
(10) And it happened as soon as he had made an end of offering the burnt
offering, behold, Samuel came. And Saul went out to meet him and to kneel
(11) And Samuel said, What have you done? And Saul said, Because I saw
that the people were scattered from me, and you did not come in the days
appointed, and the Philistines gathered themselves at Michmash,
(12) and I said, The Philistines will come down now on me to Gilgal,
and I have not made supplication to the LORD. And I forced myself and
offered a burnt offering.
(13) And Samuel said to Saul, You have done foolishly. You have not kept
the commandment of the LORD your God, which He commanded you. For now
the LORD would have established your kingdom on Israel forever.
(14) But now your kingdom shall not stand. The LORD has sought Him a
man after His own heart, and the LORD has appointed him to be leader
over His people, because you have not kept what the LORD commanded you.
Why such an apparently harsh judgment of God on King Saul, who was under
so much pressure for their lives, compared to the judgment on David,
who pursued his lusts at leisure?
The answer: Saul wasn’t called and chosen as the Lord’s,
but David was. Therefore, God sent a prophet to rebuke David and grant
him repentance. God didn’t do so with Saul. Saul was, putting it
bluntly, expendable. He was a chosen vessel of dishonor. David was a
chosen vessel of honor, and no small honor at that! The Messiah came
to be known as the son of David! And as it was Esau’s predetermined
lot to be hated, so was it King Saul’s.
God was sending the message: Man’s virtue doesn’t count.
One last point for now, not that we have exhausted them all: In their
justification before men, what man of God can these people point to who
went into wickedness once chosen and filled with the Holy Spirit (New
Testament)? Men like Barnabas, Peter, and Paul had their weaknesses,
yes, but prolonged, deliberate, lifestyle sin? Show us one example – just
Another Feebleminded Attempt to Justify Dick
Gwen Prankard does a lot of talking, but of what value to sensible people,
never mind children of God? In Part 12, she speaks of favoritism being
a curse, yes, curse, with the fathers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, which
curse, she says, was finally broken by Joseph.
She claims Abraham was partial to Isaac. What?! Isaac was God’s
promised son, a miracle son, a prophetic son, one who did no evil to
his older half-brother, Ishmael, while Ishmael and his mother, Hagar,
behaved wickedly toward Isaac and his mother, Sarah. Indeed, the Lord
commanded that Sarah’s handmaid, Hagar, and her son be cast out,
and Abraham was grieved for it, but obeyed.
Genesis 21:9-12 MKJV
(9) And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian (whom she had borne to
(10) And she said to Abraham, Cast out this slave woman and her son.
For the son of this slave woman shall not be heir with my son, with Isaac.
(11) And the thing was very evil in Abraham’s sight, because of
(12) And God said to Abraham, Let it not be grievous in your sight because
of the boy and because of your slave woman. In all that Sarah has said
to you, listen to her voice. For in Isaac your Seed shall be called.
And Gwen calls Abraham’s attitude and conduct a curse? What do
these people smoke? But they need not smoke; it’s their natural
Now Isaac did favor Esau over Jacob. What good did it do Esau, and what
harm did it do Jacob? The destinies of those two were established in
their mother’s womb, so that God might demonstrate His sovereign
Romans 9:10-14 MKJV
(10) And not only this, but when Rebekah also had conceived by one, by
our father Isaac
(11) (for the children had not yet been born, neither had done any good
or evil; but that the purpose of God according to election might stand,
not of works but of Him Who called,)
(12) it was said to her, “The elder shall serve the younger.”
(13) As it is written, “Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.”
(14) What shall we say then? Is there not unrighteousness with God? Let
it not be!
What? Shall we charge God with a curse because He loved Jacob and hated
Esau? What nonsense the Deweert company spews! It was God Who put it in
Isaac to favor Esau, in order to further demonstrate that it is not the
favor of the father, but the favor of God, that promotes. And Gwen Prankard
calls it a curse?
Then Jacob had his children. Yes, he favored Rachel the younger and
more beautiful wife over Leah, and it seems that he therefore favored
Rachel’s only two sons above the others. Yes, he favored Joseph,
her firstborn, above the sons of the others. And yes, it seems that his
favor of Joseph turned out to be a curse in this case, for the others
were jealous and sold him into slavery. But Joseph’s words to his
brothers declare how God purposed these things:
“And God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant in the
earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance. And now you did
not send me here, but God. And He has made me a father to Pharaoh, and
lord of all his house, and a ruler over all the land of Egypt” (Genesis
“But as for you, you thought evil against me, but God meant it
for good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save a great many people
alive” (Genesis 50:20 MKJV).
Shall God be charged with cursing these people with favoritism? Yes,
He will be charged, but by ignorant, unregenerate men and not by saints
of God, who know better, knowing their Heavenly Father.
Satan Comes as an Angel of Light
The Deweerts, Prankards, and Brethericks are very nice people, friendly,
cordial, polite, and sociable. They preach, witness, tithe, fast, read
the Scriptures, pray, speak of the Lord, and give alms. They normally
don’t get drunk, swear, smoke, brawl, or carouse. They do all those
things one might expect good Christians to do. So how can they be so
bad? Are we unduly critical and unjust?
The Pharisees did all those things and more, and Jesus had the harshest
words of all for them. Vessels of dishonor often do all those things.
The difference is that vessels of dishonor feed from the Tree of Knowledge
of Good and Evil, while those called and chosen as vessels of honor feed
from the Tree of Life.
The Trees appear identical. And vessels of honor and dishonor can appear
quite similar, as well. While those of the Tree of Life are real, those
of the Tree of Knowledge pretend. While those of the Tree of Life obey
the Lord, those of the Tree of Knowledge put forth their own righteousness
in substitution for obedience. That is why they do all those “good” and “right” things.
They substitute; they sacrifice from the head, rather than obey from
the heart. And when they don’t get what they feel is coming to
them, they do what Dick did - they find their pleasures elsewhere.
They do what dismissed executive ministers do; they resent and lament
their loss, as if their loss isn’t justified, or as if God can’t
do as He pleases with His own. Not that they are His, but they presume
and profess to be His. So, if His, why can’t they declare as Job
did when losses came?:
“And he said, I came naked out of my mother's womb, and naked
shall I return there. The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away. Blessed
be the Name of the LORD” (Job 1:21 MKJV).
Instead, their reaction is that of Cain’s, whose countenance fell
when his sacrifice was rejected. Oh yes, at times they may mouth the
words they know would be acceptable to God, for a time, but their hearts
just aren’t in it. They can’t be what they know they ought
to be, because they aren’t the elect of God, as are David and all
While the Deweerts, Prankards, and Brethericks think to have the honor
of the Lord and to be honoring Him, He hasn’t sent them a prophet
to declare their sin and deliver them. Instead, the Deweerts have had
false prophets and carnal, earthly professional counselors sent to comfort
Why? Because the Lord has determined to judge these vessels of wrath
fitted for destruction, all of them. In this, He will be glorified, even
as He was glorified in Pharaoh:
Romans 9:16-18 MKJV
(16) So then it is not of the one willing, nor of the one running, but
of God, the One showing mercy.
(17) For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, “Even for this same purpose
I have raised you up, that I might show My power in you, and that My
Name might be declared throughout all the earth.”
(18) Therefore He has mercy on whom He will have mercy, and whom He will,
So comparing their sins to those of the saints of God will do no good.
They may succeed in deceiving people to follow them in their pretended
innocence, but God knows their hearts, that they aren’t set on
Him and His will and ways.
In Part 12, Prankard sums up the situation by saying that God is not
like men. How true! And this is true to their dismay, because He isn’t
the way they, as men, presume Him to be. These people are in for His
judgment, not the great revivalistic anointing they are prophesying and
Finally, they pray… oh, watch them pray!
“But they do all their works in order to be seen of men. They
make their phylacteries broad and enlarge the borders of their garments.
And they love the first couch at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,
and greetings in the market-places, and to be called, Rabbi! Rabbi! by
men” (Matthew 23:5-7 MKJV).
Hear them pray… oh, hear them pray! To whom do they speak? Who
are they addressing? Do those who truly believe and love God speak to
Him this way, to be heard of men?
Listen to the tones of their voices
as they preach at Him while they pray. Is it not a spirit of unbelief
speaking? Tell us if you would dare speak to God that way, if
He were standing before you. We sincerely hope not! They speak as though
God hasn’t heard what they have to say. They speak to Him with
arrogance, presumption, and impudence. It’s horrid!
“Guard your steps when you go to the house of God, and be more
ready to hear than to give the sacrifice of fools. For they do not know
that they are doing evil. Do not be rash with your mouth, and do not
let your heart be hasty to say a word before God. For God is in Heaven,
and you are on earth; therefore let your words be few” (Ecclesiastes
But they would declare they were coming to the throne of grace with
boldness (Hebrews 4:16).
Listen to Gwen tell God what to do, how, when, and where to do it, and
explain it all to Him just to be sure He understands what it is they
are planning and expect of Him. God can be soooo stupid!
These are all servants of Baal, working themselves into a frenzy, cutting
themselves, jumping up and down and shouting, as though their zeal will
And it’s all about Dick and Joan, the saviors of Canada and the
world! What shall God do with such grandstanders?
No Resurrection with Satan
Who in their right mind would dare venture onto the least of battlefields
in submission to these frauds? Following them, you would find yourself
immediately vulnerable, and worst of all, automatically on the wrong
side of the battle. You would be utterly confounded. You really wouldn’t
know whose side you were on. You wouldn’t realize that your battle
was not for, but against, the Lord!
Imagine that! Fighting against the Lord in His Name! Of course, we know
that Paul did that as Saul of Tarsus, but that was before he was converted
and professed to believe, while these people do these things as professing
Let’s not give credit to Dick’s deserters, either – they
didn’t have God’s best interests at heart. Dick was deserted
because he was no longer an asset to their ministries. He had become
the spiritual equivalent of nuclear waste in the popularity contest that
is the religious world. He was shunned, except by those who were already
pariahs due to similar scandals, like Jimmy Bakker, or by those who owed
him or saw some advantage in keeping the door open for selfish benefit,
like Bill and Gwen Prankard and Graham and Sherry Bretherick.
In the Body of Christ (which Dick and his associates never had anything
to do with), a sinning brother can be restored, if there is genuine repentance.
In the body of Satan (of which Dick and his associates are part), appearance
determines everything - image is all. If one loses the patina of piety,
having deviated from acceptable behavior before his religious judges,
he may not be admitted back into the club, or he will come back with
a much lower status. No matter how many mea culpas are offered, the image
and former glory can’t be restored. There is no resurrection of
the dead of those who presume to be alive.
Therefore, though Dick and Joan have their sights set on full admittance
back into men’s good graces (and beyond - make no mistake of that),
it’s not going to happen. They have been chewed up and spit out
by Satan’s feel-good illusion machine, no longer able to serve
with the credibility required by men in their own righteousness, the
bedrock of Satan’s kingdom.
Salvation is God’s Work, Not Man’s
False hope springs eternal for those who don’t forsake themselves,
like mushrooms in the dark. Dick says, “If
you have the measure and favor of God, it can come back to you so quickly…. IF you go
through it right, and keep your heart focused on what God wants to do,
and how He wants to be expressed through your life, then He can use you.”
In other words, “I believe in miracles, and if I can do things
just right, God will give me one.” It doesn’t work that way
in God’s Kingdom. He does what He is going to do, and needs no
man’s permission or help to do it. That’s what makes Him
God. Dick’s god depends on him, but the Real God depends on no
“And He saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was
no intercessor. Therefore His Own arm brought salvation to Him; and His
righteousness sustained Him” (Isaiah 59:16 MKJV).
Isn’t that what the Scriptures tell us? What man has ever worked
his way into God’s good graces? God is always the One choosing
the man, initiating the work, and seeing it through to completion. He
is the Author and Finisher of our faith!
Consider Jonah, for example. God called him to preach judgment to Nineveh.
It wasn’t Jonah’s idea or desire, to say the least. He fled
from the assignment.
Yet God saved Nineveh by Jonah’s preaching, despite Jonah’s
initial refusal to do as he was told. God did that by first saving Jonah.
It wasn’t by Jonah’s righteousness that Nineveh was saved,
but by God’s.
And what about Saul of Tarsus, who was in the process of trying to destroy
the Body of Christ? He wasn’t exactly on board with the program
of spreading the Gospel of salvation for all men, was he? But what did
God say of him, when He chose Saul to represent Him to the nations?:
“But the Lord said to [Ananias],
Go! For this one is a chosen vessel to Me, to bear My Name before nations
and kings and the sons of
Israel” (Acts 9:15 MKJV).
Did God make good on His Word, or did Saul make it happen? Did Saul,
Jonah, or any prophet of God have a choice in their choosing and empowerment?
Was it up to them to make God take notice of them and fulfill His Word?
That’s what Dick is saying and doing. And he’s right in a
sense, because that’s the way of his god, the god of this world,
Sin and Failure Portrayed as Godliness
Having lost all they worked for at The Miracle Channel, Dick and Joan
had to submit themselves to whatever men required of them, in order to
get another shot at prominence. But there is no promise they will get
what they want from men and the god of this world. They can only hope,
using positive thinking techniques and Biblical sounding platitudes to
bolster confidence and create empathy in their hearers. They can only
imagine prophecies God isn’t speaking, and pray prayers He isn’t
inspiring or hearing.
For example, Dick and Joan and their boosters speak of the “gospel
of love and restoration.” They say, “God
is good all the time,” and, “We
must model something different than what we have seen in the past,” and, “The
ministry God called us to is irrevocable, if we do the right things,” and, “People
will remember how you finish. Many end with sin and failure, but Dick
and Joan aren’t finished.”
With sayings such as these, Satan nurtures his subject’s false
hopes. And when these hopes are dashed (as they eventually must be),
they present it to the world as hope deferred, while they soldier on
in the faith. They are like the delusional Don Quixote, heroes in their
own minds, with as many Sancho Panzas as they can muster to accompany
They conceal this self-glorification under a guise of modest godliness.
And whether “success” or failure follows, all is spun into
more glory, with Biblical verses to prove it.
But while the Deweerts play the part of godly martyrs because of their
losses, the truth is that those who follow Christ are meant to lose it
all. That is par for the course, standard fare, nothing heroic or extraordinary
at all. In fact, the only way to life is to lose everything, so it isn’t
something to bemoan and advertise for solace, admiration, and support
from the very world one is called to forsake!
However, and here is a big caveat, the loss of all things that Jesus
talked about comes by submission to God. It doesn’t come by the
devastation of sin. If it did, all the world would be saved while it
is, in fact, being destroyed.
In other words, if you murder someone and go to prison, that isn’t
taking up the cross. If you steal from others and lose all your possessions,
that isn’t forsaking all for Christ’s sake. The saints of
God don’t promote themselves on account of being punished for their
sins, as if they deserved praise for the rewards of their evildoings:
“For what glory is it, if when you sin and are beaten, you endure?” (1
Peter 2:20 EMTV)
But the servants of Satan use such occasions to promote themselves.
They spin fool’s gold from straw instead of buying true gold from
Christ, and fools buy their fake gold.
God’s servants have a very different attitude. They don’t
promote themselves even when they have lost it all for the sake of Christ.
“So likewise you, when you shall have done all the things commanded
you, say, We are unprofitable servants, for we have done what we ought
to do” (Luke 17:10 MKJV).
What a contrast with Satan’s servants, who say, in essence:
“By being caught in our sins and showing public contrition over
a prolonged period of time, and submitting ourselves to counseling sessions,
we have proven that we are the profitable servants of God who deserve
recognition, honor, and especially your financial support, confirming
The saints rejoice when leaving the works of the flesh behind them,
because by faith they perceive the reward of Christ. Compared to Him,
the greatest honors of this world are as garbage going to the dump:
“Nay, I even reckon all things as pure loss because of the priceless
privilege of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. And for His sake I have suffered
the loss of everything, and reckon it all as mere refuse, in order that
I may win Christ and be found in union with Him” (Philippians 3:8
Can anyone imagine Jesus going on and on about His losses and sufferings
after being raised from the dead? Why would He, or anyone else, after
experiencing such a glorious resurrection, wherein all things are made
“The woman has grief when she bears, because her hour has come.
But when she brings forth the child, she no longer remembers the anguish,
because of the joy that a man is born into the world” (John 16:21
All this goes to show that the Deweerts have never experienced the victory
and resurrection life of Jesus Christ, which means they have never experienced
the cross, which means they have never experienced repentance and separation
from this present evil world. They are the tares of which the Lord spoke,
which are gathered by the angels at the end of this world for the purifying
fires of God.
Yet they called their church “Victory Church,” a lying and
blasphemous name, which is to be expected from the father of lies.
By God’s grace, had the Deweerts, after Dick’s exposure,
realized the anti-Christ nature of their works, and the enslavement to
Satan and sin fostered by these works, they would be repentant and would
gladly and vigorously renounce their life of counterfeit
They would openly confess how wrong they are and have been all along,
acknowledging their unrighteousness for the whole world to hear.
And then we would see the glory of the Lord in their lives, without effort
When men take up the cross and die in Christ, forsaking this world and
its allurements, Satan is stripped of his power over them. What can threaten
the man who submits to God and loses everything? All that is before him
is life in Christ!
Isaiah 26:19-21 MKJV
(19) Your dead ones shall live, together with My dead body they shall
arise. Awake and sing, you who dwell in the dust; for your dew is as
the dew of lights, and the earth shall cast out the dead.
(20) Come, My people, enter into your rooms and shut your doors around
you; hide for a little moment, until the fury has passed by.
(21) For behold, the LORD comes out of His place to punish the people
of the earth for their iniquity; the earth also shall reveal her blood,
and shall no more cover her dead.
Another Hallmark of Satan - Rulership of Women
What is going on with these “power” couples - Dick and Joan,
Bill and Gwen, Graham and Sherry? Where do you see this in the Scriptures?
What prophets or servants of God were always accompanied by their wives
as equals (and more than equals) in ministry?
We don’t see that Jesus had wife companions in mind when He sent
forth His disciples two by two. Do you? In fact, weren’t wives
among those the disciples forsook, which Peter declared they all had
forsaken (Mark 10:28-30)?
And lest any should use Aquila and Priscilla in defense of this diabolical
doctrine of “marriage ministries,” they were not ministers
ordained and sent of God. They weren’t apostles, prophets, pastors,
evangelists, teachers, elders, bishops, deacons, or preachers; they were
a married couple who believed and shared what they had in Christ, which
is the privilege and duty of all believing married couples (and believing
singles - male or female). They were not placed in official spiritual
authority, no, not even with Apollos, when they “expounded to him
the way of God more perfectly” (Acts 18:24-26).
You don’t find husband and wife ministries in the Scriptures -
quite the contrary - but you do see it with children of darkness because,
ever since the Fall, when the first man followed his wife instead of
obeying God, the woman has naturally had power, by the serpent and the
Tree of Knowledge, over the man. And in this last day of Satan’s
power, the rulership of women over men is in full bloom. We see women
pastors everywhere, contrary to the Scriptures, and wives of ministers
exerting great influence, both on their own and through their husbands.
It’s all part of Satan’s control over humanity since the
fall through the first Eve. See The
The Victory of the Lord – Amen!
All of these things are being exposed, because Satan must now make way
for the Lord in this, the Lord’s Last Great Day. The Light of all
men has come to put away the enemy’s deceitful strongholds, once
“You cracked open the heads of Leviathan; You gave him to be food
for the people of the wilderness” (Psalms 74:14 LITV).
“In that day the LORD with His sore and great and strong sword
shall punish Leviathan the piercing serpent, even Leviathan that crooked
serpent; and He shall slay the dragon that is in the sea” (Isaiah
We have identified that crooked serpent’s domain and methods,
because we first overcame him from within by the power of the Lord:
“No man can enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his
goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil
his house” (Mark 3:27 KJV).
The Lord gave us this victory by His grace, not just for our sakes,
but for the sakes of all:
Romans 8:19-22 MKJV
(19) For the earnest expectation of the creation waits for the manifestation
of the sons of God.
(20) For the creation was not willingly subjected to vanity, but because
of Him Who subjected it on hope
(21) that the creation itself also shall be delivered from the bondage
of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
(22) And we know that the whole creation groans and travails in pain
together until now.
The Lord once said, “As the false are exposed,
so will the true be made manifest.” The Deweerts’ ways described in these pages
manifest the man of sin, who reigns in all who have not been regenerated
by Christ. They have seated themselves as imposters on the throne of
God, showing the world that they are God. “See us, how good we
are, and see what great things our God will do with us!” they exclaim
- all hype and lies from the carnal man, the man of sin, the son of perdition,
which is our fallen nature. They are trying to make it happen with your
help. The wicked and ignorant come to their aid in Satan’s last
hour and gasp for power.
“Concerning the works of men, by the Words of Your lips, I am
kept from the paths of the destroyer” (Psalms 17:4 MKJV).
How are men destroyed? They lose their lives - that which they give
themselves over to is burned up, never to be reestablished, because it
wasn’t founded on the only Corner Stone of the Building, Christ
“Therefore also it is contained in the Scripture: Behold, I lay
in Zion a chief Corner Stone, elect, precious, and he who believes on
Him shall never be ashamed” (1 Peter 2:6 MKJV).
Are not the Deweerts ashamed? Will they escape their shame by renewed
works without renewed ways? Will God allow them to pilfer again in His
Name? Jesus said:
“Therefore be careful how you hear. For whoever has, to him shall
be given; and whoever has not, from him shall be taken even that which
he seems to have” (Luke 8:18 MKJV).
It is the mercy of God not to allow false prophets to succeed in their
religious schemes forever. He will disabuse them of their delusions in
His wrath, and will correct them of their folly, after they have suffered
enough from their works:
“Behold, is it not of the LORD of hosts that the people shall
labor in the very fire, and the people shall weary themselves for very
vanity?” (Habakkuk 2:13 KJV)
And He is victorious in His saints, bringing judgment to the world,
so that all men might repent and learn to fear Him:
Psalms 149:5-8 HNV
(5) Let the holy ones rejoice in honor. Let them sing for joy on their
(6) May the high praises of God be in their mouths, and a two-edged sword
in their hand;
(7) To execute vengeance on the nations, and punishments on the peoples;
(8) To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of
“The righteous shall rejoice when he sees the vengeance; he shall
wash his feet in the blood of the wicked. And man shall say, Truly, there
is a reward for the righteous; truly, there is a God judging in the earth” (Psalms
Some Summing Up and Final Thoughts on Satan
Satan’s raison d’être, as Jesus put it, is savoring
the things of men outside of God. Satan lives to preserve men’s
separation from God, and accomplishes this by offering men the things
Remember what he said to Jesus about the world and its kingdoms?:
“All these things will I give You, if You will fall down and worship
me” (Matthew 4:9 EMTV).
But Jesus defeated Satan by forsaking all, paving the way for us to
do the same through Him. As He said:
“For whoever will save his life shall lose it; but whoever shall
lose his life for My sake and the gospel’s, he shall save it. For
what shall it profit a man if he shall gain the whole world and lose
his own soul?” (Mark 8:35-36 MKJV)
Your soul is worth more than all you could ever have or obtain in this
world, be it riches, fame, friends, lands, spouses, children – anything
and everything put together. Nothing compares to the possession of your
soul and the fellowship of God that comes by taking up the cross and
following Jesus Christ. Believe it!
Satan comes neutralizing the cross while appearing to honor it. He doesn’t
directly refute Christ’s call to the cross, but circumvents it
by perverting its application in our lives. He turns the cross into something
Christ did for you historically, with your part being to bear whatever
unpleasantness comes your way in life - “My mother-in-law is a
pain, but I must bear my cross.” Even the suffering that comes
from your sins is taking up the cross according to Satan, as with Dick’s
implicit message - “Men have rejected me because of my sin, but
I must bear my cross.”
In the ultimate “have your cake and eat it, too” scenario,
Satan offers you the benefits of following the Lord without having to
lose your life. It’s the old switcheroo trick - you are deceived
into thinking you follow God on the narrow path to life, while you follow
the Devil on the wide path to destruction. It would be better to remain
worldly than to be so deluded.
Just as Satan said to Eve that they surely wouldn’t die if they
ate from the Tree of Knowledge, now he says that you surely won’t
have to die (take up the cross) in order to eat from the Tree of Life
(Christ). All you have to do is “accept” Christ as Lord and
Savior and you are forever forgiven your sins - past, present, and future
- with eternal life to follow in the hereafter. (For more on this, read
False and Misleading Gospel of “Accepting” Jesus Christ.)
The serpent continues to deceive with his subtle spiel, as he has from
the beginning. While Christ does forgive us our sins, one can only know
Him as Lord and Savior through faith and obedience. Faith without works,
the works of God and not of men, is dead. His faith alone leads to eternal
life, delivering us from the cycle of sinning and reaping death now.
The Devil’s deceitful promise is that we are delivered from sin
after this life, in an ethereal by-and-by, as if physical death changes
an unregenerate heart and cures spiritual deadness. He credits God for
His great mercy and forgiveness, but the practical payoff doesn’t
come until after you’ve passed on. Meanwhile, you reserve a place
in line to get into Heaven through religious doctrine and works.
What a burden! What a scam! While trusting in your own righteousness,
you are still dead in your sins.
The promoters of Satan’s false gospel often lead more outwardly
appearing moral lives than from before their conversions. They have been
inspired to imitate Christ and the saints in the Bible through their
own understanding and effort. They trust in themselves to be good, as
God is good, which is impossible. They put on an appearance and form
of godliness they are compelled to maintain according to their own consciences
and those of their peers. They eat from the Tree of Knowledge of Good
and Evil, rather than walking and resting in God’s work, the Tree
There is nothing necessarily wrong, of course, with living more lawful
lives. It certainly benefits the individual and society whenever anyone
turns from illegal and immoral behaviors. True followers of God experience
this, too, and go through an awkward sorting-out process of being delivered
from their own efforts at being right, and coming into God’s grace
that enables true righteousness.
The latter comes by believing Him, by His gift of faith – “Even
as Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him for righteousness” (Galatians
3:6 MKJV). (Job’s experience is a classic example of this process,
not through sin and its consequences, as Deweerts apparently suppose,
but through the fires of God, taking one from glory to glory.)
The problem for Satan’s followers is that their improved morality
never equates to true godliness, since it’s their righteousness
at work, rather than the faith of Christ. And because they are satisfied
with the man-pleasing image of God they have created, they refuse to
repent and take up the cross to become as He is – perfect in motive
and love. While they look for an external Savior to drop out of the sky
and whisk them away, and teach others to expect the same, they miss His
appearing within, which is Jesus Christ coming in the flesh, bringing
Heaven to earth!
These are all hallmarks of the works of men, which serve as the gates
of Hell that keep men in sin and darkness.
In the darkness and confusion of Hell, one may even come to expect favor
from God for the consequence of sin, as we see in the example of Deweerts.
How different is the death of the cross that His followers experience,
which is precious in God’s sight! One is that of a pig squealing, “MY
will! MY will! No, not Yours! DEFINITELY NOT YOURS!!” while the
other is that of a submissive lamb, in the fullest sense of resignation,
humility, and unworthiness before God.
The Devil’s treadmill goes nowhere – ever learning and never
coming to knowledge of the truth. The activity of vain and dead works
makes you believe you are going somewhere. And you become his willing
partner because you are one with him by nature, loving the independence
To this end you will gladly be burdened with Satan’s manmade ordinances,
thinking they make you right with God. You will go to deadly boring church
and will believe incomprehensible nonsense like the
trinity, in order
to keep your life. And just to break up the monotony, you’ll celebrate
Christmas, honoring the birth of the anti-Christ in Jesus’ Name,
and Easter, honoring of the goddess of love and fertility, pagan abominations
and supreme effronteries to God.
Why do you need the real God if you are good enough for the false one
who comes in the Real One’s Name? Satan glosses over the truth
about our utter depravity, doing a whitewash job to satisfy those judging
by appearance. The problem with whitewash is that a bit of water splashed
on it begins to wash it off, exposing what was covered.
We are applying the godly water of Truth to the works of the Deweerts
and others in these interviews, revealing how they attempt to cover their
The Devil’s deception allows his followers to keep their lives
in this world, living them as they choose. Notice how his gospel declares
the Lord isn’t here in present judgment now – He’s
always “coming soon” or waiting on the other side of the
grave. No matter what you do, just keep professing “faith in Christ,” and
you will be kept until you reach the casket. Then you will be in Heaven
with the Lord (unless the make-believe rapture comes first).
No, no, no! Wake up, people! You have been sold a false bill of goods!
Jesus Christ is a present Deliverer, and the one who believes in Him
receives God and eternal life now! Don’t let those who don’t
know Him keep you in the dark, where you’ve been laboring under
false burdens in delusional hope!
As Jesus said to ministers of Satan in His day (those like Deweerts who
are everywhere today):
“But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut
up the Kingdom of Heaven against men. For you neither go in, nor do you
allow those entering to go in” (Matthew 23:13 MKJV).
“For they bind heavy and hard-to-carry burdens and lay them on
men’s shoulders. But they will not move them with one of their
fingers” (Matthew 23:4 MKJV).
The Devil’s adherents will never concede they are wrong. They
defy the Light by countering with their manmade doctrine, perverting
the Scriptures in their own defense. It’s no wonder the Lord said
“Serpents! Offspring of vipers! How can you escape the condemnation
of hell?” (Matthew 23:33 MKJV)
Have we been describing you in these pages, dear reader? Have you come
so far in this writing to hear the truth about yourself? Have you had
enough hell? Is it your time to turn from the power of darkness and Satan,
or will there be more condemnation/judgment, before that blessed day
arrives for you?
Satan remains on his stolen throne so long as there is a single person
who loves lies and embraces him as an angel of light. But how can the
darkness prevail when the True Light of all men appears? Even Satan knows
his time is short.
“If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear” (Mark 7:16 MKJV).
Who is Satan? Where did he come from? How did he get his power? How
is it exercised? How is it broken? These are things you need to know,
if you will be an overcomer in Christ.