Thursday, April 5, 2018

Testimonials from Former Clients and Family or Friends of Former Clients of Dan Duval & “BRIDE Ministries” and Others


“When the watchman sees the enemy coming, he sounds the alarm to warn the people. Then if those who hear the alarm refuse to take action, it is their own fault if they die. They heard the alarm but ignored it, so the responsibility is theirs. If they had listened to the warning, they could have saved their lives. But if the watchman sees the enemy coming and doesn’t sound the alarm to warn the people, he is responsible for their captivity. They will die in their sins, but I will hold the watchman responsible for their deaths.”

“Now the Spirit expressly states that in later times some will abandon the faith to follow deceitful spirits and the teachings of demons, influenced by the hypocrisy of liars, whose consciences are seared with a hot iron.

“By pointing out these things to the brothers, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, nourished by the words of the faith and sound instruction you have followed.”

“And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.”

“Now I urge you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and obstacles that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Turn away from them. For such as these are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive.”

Matthew 7:15 (BSB)
“Beware of false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.”

“I am astonished how quickly you are deserting the One who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel — which is not even a gospel. Evidently some people are troubling you and trying to distort the gospel of Christ.

But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be under a divine curse! As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you embraced, let him be under a divine curse!”
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We, Carolyn and Loren, have already shared our own testimonies concerning Dan Duval and Bride Ministries in several ways: in an initial blog article, in video conversations that we recorded and shared, and in a book that we wrote to explain some of the doctrines of demons that Duval and others are involved in. Furthermore, we continue to share things here and there on the blog articles that we write.

However, there are other people who have testimonies of their own that they have shared with us, and we thank them very much for sharing. 

So what follows are these testimonies of others that they have publicly shared on various social media sites, as well as the testimonies of some who have emailed us, telling us and others of their experiences with Bride Ministries, as well as with other false doctrines and ministries.

Where necessary, the content has been edited for length, clarity, and for basic grammar and punctuation. The longer testimonials have been given their own page, so follow the link to read the complete testimonial.

Please Note: If you’d like to share your own testimony about Bride Ministries, or  your experiences with any other ungodly ministry or false doctrine, please go to the link below to the original article on Loren's and my joint web site. Then scroll to the bottom of the page and fill out the contact form.

https://askcarolynandloren.com/resources-ecw/testimonials/

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Testimonies from Former Clients and Family or Friends of Former Clients of “BRIDE Ministries”


MM’s Testimony
I was led to ONE session with Dan Duval. I had actually just gotten on the Bride Ministries webpage to see if anyone was available for a session, and ‘ironically’, he had an opening. I won’t go into the ‘session’, but that man should be careful or he will have a lawsuit on his hands someday from someone. One ‘take-away’ was concerning his whole ‘fake-Jesus programming’ thing: if I didn’t TRULY know my Lord and Savior for more than 50 years, what he did with me in that session could have driven me to suicide or severe mental illness. As it was, I did have one very bad day after that session but then the Lord sorted it out for me and showed me what Daniel had done. It seemed as though the Lord just wanted me ‘educated’ in the wiles of ‘you-know-who’, who prowls around as a roaring lion.

DT’s Testimony
I became aware of your departure from Bride Ministries just recently because of a video from The Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction about the occult teachings of the Spirit Man from Arthur Burke. 
I have been a patient of Ruthie Andrews*** for the past couple of months, and recently she told me about this teaching. It sounded strange to me, but I agreed to check out some of Arthur Burk’s videos. I thought them strange, but viewed several, until he addressed my “spirit” directly. I became hysterical and started crying uncontrollably. I got physically ill with a raging migraine and started vomiting. It was a very violent reaction and I had never experienced that before, so I quit watching his videos and told Ruthie about it. I don’t really recall her explanation other than my concerns were somewhat dismissed. 
Since starting with Bride Ministries I have had 2 huge attacks on my finances. Since I live on disability this was devastating. I also had an attack on my health and felt like I was being oppressed spiritually. I had to cancel the last session with her because of illness. So when I saw that video it all started to make sense. I wish I had known you had parted company with them last year because I would have never started sessions with them. But now I do know and have written to cancel my future sessions with her. Thank you for telling the truth. I don’t know if I will ever trust another ministry, especially a counseling ministry again. Keep telling the truth and exposing the darkness that surrounds us. 
*** Our Note: as of March 2018, Ruthie Andrews is a “DID coach” with Bride Ministries.

Rob’s Testimony
My wife, Loren Grace, and I had been together for about 10 years before counseling sessions with Dan Duval began in 2014. I was well aware of some of her past abuses and the ongoing problems with her mother. She did have bouts of severe depression and showed signs of programming, especially when dealing with her mother, but I thought that she was able to function somewhat normally for the most part. She had gone to other counselors before to try to deal with the deep rooted issues she had, but never really got the results she wanted. Her depression continued and she was still having nightmares. 
In 2013, she started journaling and started to realize that her problems were rooted in ritual abuse and dissociation. So she started seeking out counseling in our area to get help with this, but she couldn’t find anyone that she was comfortable with. 
She was given the name of Dan Duval by some friends on Facebook. My wife spoke to Dan Duval first in an initial conversation, but she wasn’t sure she wanted to work with him. After several more months of trying to find a counselor, she decided to give Dan a try. This was in late spring of 2014. I spoke to him over the phone and I agreed to support the counseling and coaching process. I was told that this process would get worse before it got better, but I thought I was prepared. I thought that the object of these sessions was to listen to her and help her work through the many issues from past abuses as well as DID and SRA. I thought the end result would be a gradual integration of all the parts of her and for her to emerge from this process as a whole person. 
As time passed, I noticed that my wife was getting much worse, but… CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

RS’s Testimony:
Some years ago, I heard Carolyn Hamlett on Dan Duval’s podcast. Since I had been having meetings in another realm with the so-called “Ascended Masters,” I knew she was telling the truth with what she was saying, because you can’t lie about that to somebody who’s done it themselves. I only met the “Ascended Masters” face-to-face starting when I was 30 years old; however, they had always been in my life up until that point, and just as other people who have been heavily involved with them, I was having some trouble with a dissociative disorder. 
I contacted Carolyn after listening to her on Duval’s podcast, and after many hours of talking on the phone with her, we became friends. I knew in my heart she was genuine and I was very happy to have her as a friend. 
I knew she had been talking to Dan Duval, and I didn’t know of anybody else who might could have helped me with what I was dealing with. And so, knowing that Carolyn trusted him at that time, I had a couple of counseling sessions with him myself. Money exchanged hands, and therefore, whether he had a counseling degree or not, there was a client/patient confidentiality that… CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

Robbie’s Testimony:
I was a part of Daniel Duval’s “Bride Ministries” & Fire Place Church (his internet church), up until November of 2016. I listened to Duval’s weekly podcasts and to his weekly online church, and I was also a part of online social media groups that were led by Bride Ministry leaders and the Fire Place Church coordinator at that time. I was good friends with some who were involved with that “ministry,” including Carolyn before she left, and I was well acquainted with others who were being “counseled” by Dan Duval and those at Bride Ministries. I wasn’t acquainted with Loren, but I knew of her. 
During the time that I was involved with that group, the fruit of the unholy spirits that they were operating out of became very clear to me. From top-to-bottom, they were involved in evil things — in “Christian witchcraft” — and were teaching Luciferian doctrine and practicing occult activities. I was a part of their “Spiritual Warfare” Facebook group, and I saw these things first-hand. They were pushing a lot of the “Praying Medic’s” (Dave Hayes) books, such as “Hearing the Voice of God Made Simple,” “Traveling in the Spirit Made Simple,” and “Seeing in the Spirit Made Simple.” They were also pushing the teachings of Steve Harmon, Ian Clayton, and Arthur Burk. Rather than using the Bible…  CLICK HERE TO READ MORE


Email Testimonies from Others About Various Cults, Cult Leaders, Witchcraft, and False Doctrines

From Pamela:
I got sucked into Dan Duval’s podcasts, and felt enthralled and enchanted with it. After some time, however, I became terribly confused. I felt like Duval was teaching concepts I was completely unaware of, and it felt like the teaching or indoctrination was focusing on the intricacies and expanses and rituals of the occult, rather than exposing the occult and leading to Scripture. The teachings became progressively uncomfortable and disorienting. Duval made God confusing and complicated! The Bible deserves study, faith and prayer, but faith is actually simple. You don’t have to learn and memorize complicated prayers and procedures. You don’t have to know about the names of demonic principalities and go to war in the spirit against them. You don’t have to pray for every part of your body, spirit, soul and mind. If you forget to pray for protection on your spleen it might get attacked? Yikes, that’s a lot of stress. God isn’t stress, He is peace and love. It is all about simple relationship with God. Duval wants you to need his superb knowledge, experience and power. Umm…, no. God wants us to be humble. If you start feeling confused, you can pray straight to Holy Father through Jesus. Easy. 
Carolyn always pointed to Jesus. Always. Carolyn seems humble. She seems so genuine with a true heart for God. Any time Carolyn was speaking on Duval’s podcasts, I tuned in, but I’m so happy she left Bride Ministries. 
I want to say thank you to Loren and Carolyn for doing the right thing and exposing what was revealed as deception within Bride Ministries. You have made it easy for me to turn away from that supposed ministry, as I was heading toward becoming involved.

From CK:
I just wanted to thank you for so openly and thoroughly explaining your break from Bride Ministries. I began to be involved there a few months ago, but felt constant hesitancy about their practices of ‘seeing in the spirit’, especially by survivors who said they cannot read the Bible because their programming blocks them from doing so. I am unsure how someone who does not read God’s Word could be such a detailed messenger of all that is happening in the spirit realm. God’s Word must be the foundation for all discernment. Thank you for pointing people back to God’s Word, rather than quick fixes that excite the mind and stroke the ego.

From JS:
Thank you so much for your warning on Bride Ministry and Dan Duval. I have been listening to his programs for awhile now but have noticed that his guests and his teachings have been sounding not quite right more and more. I wasn’t sure if it was just me not understanding or not being smart enough or if it was off mark. And you are so right in pointing out what was wrong. I can see it so clearly now. But you are also so right that I should have seen it myself if I was reading my bible more and not just listening to “preachers”. 
Bless you for having the strength and honesty to come out and tell the truth about what you know so that others can not fall into the pit if they have eyes to see.

From PS:
I am an acquaintance of Daniel Duval. We have worked together at a conference and spent some personal time together sharing our views. I sought out Daniel for spiritual warfare guidance. 
During one of our conferences, there was a young girl who had darkness around her. Daniel prayed over her. Well, prayed at her. It did seem odd at the time. He was praying/commanding against curses, hexes, spells, etc. It wasn’t Holy Spirit filled prayer but something he obviously repeats over and over. But what was odd was that he was “damning/sending demons to the abyss”. I read in scripture that it is not our place to do such things. So I found that odd that he would be doing that. 
When I visited his place a couple years ago, he was showing me all these esoteric texts on his computer. Saying he prays for protection before he reads them. He was very much into doctrine of demon ancient texts that he downloaded from the web. Said he was trying to find out how the enemy works. He emailed me one, saying it was an ancient text and to not read it without prayer because it was very dangerous. 
Seems like he found out secrets of heaven, information that demons use, and tries to incorporate it into his ministry. Very dangerous. But it does line up with what you’re saying. 
And the other thing is: he was a very proud person. This is not only my opinion, but also the opinion of my friend who spent time with him as well. You know what the Bible says: God gives grace to the humble but resists the proud. So how can he be doing work in God’s name and healing while being so proud?

From PG:
The local church in our small town is associated with the Elim denomination and is a big supporter of XP Ministries, Patricia King. We were not prepared for the total acceptance of her occult “Christian” practices. We now find some members of our daughter-in-law’s family being persuaded by visions of heaven and angels, appearance of gems and goldust, claims of being “extremely special”, executing words of knowledge on people, etc. Some of these folks are so deceived that they refuse to listen to anything they perceive as disagreement citing that “we do not expect YOU to understand,” “we are special,” and “we do not live in fear.” We’re really concerned about the welfare of our close and extended family and are constantly in prayer that God will open their eyes.

From CB:
I found out only yesterday about you [Carolyn and Loren], and it was through God’s intervention and guidance. Everything you say is a confirmation to my research. 
The first and last project I was involved with in Arthur Burk’s ministry ended last week. I was a part of a team of researchers who had to study a certain part of the brain and its correlation with autism. The reason for this group is that Arthur doesn’t have time to do this research and he asked for volunteers. So he uses a lot of tools and experiments for so-called good purposes (cleansing the land , healing sicknesses, deliverance, etc). 
He says on his website that not only do people have redemptive gifts, but every country and city on the earth has a redemptive gift, too. I don’t know the biblical backup for this teaching. It just seems it’s a too-stretched application of 1 Corinthians 12. 
One of his last projects was in the city of Innsbruck, Austria, where he has a collaborator. He performed some cleansing rituals there last week, and expected to see some transformations in that city. A recent earthquake just occurred there and they think it’s a sign from God. If you ask me, I don’t think so, because earthquakes increase everywhere. They also have a teaching about cleansing lay lines. All these you can read yourself from their Facebook page. 
I also bought Ian Clayton’s books and read them. I was involved also with Mike Parson’s ministry for a month only. I went to his website to test it, but a lot of things didn’t seem right, so I quit. In fact, as you said, we can see if a ministry is good or bad by the type of guys that they are joining with. Indeed, this one was one of the clues that made me realize that they are deceptive. 
All I can say is that all my involvement with these ministries and teachings departed me from God and the Bible. 
When I found out about your book and teachings I FELT FREE and my love for God and the Bible returned.

From SD:
I am a part of a church that does a lot of good for the community. The minister actually helps people overcome addictions and horrible life styles through their discipling program. I have studied the Word, and the minister’s teachings line up with the Bible. The minister’s son and his wife have been very good friends of mine. Last December, the minister’s son came to help keep the peace when I was giving things back to my soon-to-be ex. At that time, my ex and his parents cursed the minister’s son. He was only in his twenties, and he passed away from an undiagnosed heart malfunction 6 days later. I believe this was a spiritual assassination. The fallout from the community has been felt in an adverse way. The church continues to grow and help many, but the family and his widow have been so hurt. I know God is greater, and allowed this, and will bring good out of this, but this was truly a good person that loved the Lord dearly.

From JQ:
I just came out of a prayer line that was using christian witchcraft to pray for witches to die in the name of Jesus. I had no idea the minister of the prayer line would pray prayers like that.


Testimonies on Social Media Forums About Various Cults, Cult Leaders, Witchcraft, and False Doctrines

“Bride Ministries is a dangerous “ministry”, and can be worse for those coming to them for “counseling”. As a professional, we always want to assess the clients for safety of self and the safety of others, but with Bride “Ministries”, it has been my observation that those who have left are endorsing suicidal ideations, homicidal ideations, and complete break downs. They have been accused of being dishonest, and their experiences are not acknowledged in truth. Another observation is that in looking back, I have not seen many of the dissociates that have been in for “help,” improving or receiving healing. It has been painful to see and hear of the re-traumatization of these precious people. God is always talking to us and I pray that these reports will serve as a huge neon red flag to others seeking help to keep going and find a safe place where all of the staff are licensed and experienced in this discipline.” CV

Loren Grace’s response to this individual:

“Thank you for your words, C****. You were one of the ones that has seen this going on from the very beginning, from the inside. Many people only see the facade; not many have a behind-the-scenes look at what is REALLY going on. It is my hope that by exposing this, if not repentance and reconciliation to GOD, at least people will be warned to stay away or get away. ESPECIALLY survivors, and that is where my hear really is: for survivors of all sorts of abuse, whether psychological, sexual, physical, and/or spiritual. Unfortunately, I know all too well that broken people are more susceptible to being fooled and retraumatized. I don’t wish the hell I have been through on ANYONE.” Loren

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“I turned away from church for a long time because of the abuses I suffered at the hands of “ministers” who weren’t really servants of God. More recently, five years ago I was delivered from actual witchcraft  — I got led so astray that I got involved in tarot cards and the like and was even doing it professionally, to the point where I became possessed. I knew something was wrong so I cried out to God and he told me it was witchcraft. I repented and I’ve never looked back.” (Comment on our blog by an anonymous person)

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“As a new Christian, I took the “In Christ” class [with Bride Ministries] and found it very confusing. Also, Ian Clayton and his books and methods were being “highly recommended” from day one. I found it a bit strange (should’ve been my first clue), but I didn’t really know what God’s Word said about it, nor did I take the time to study it myself. If anything, I have learned I need to get into the Word and seek His Truth for myself! THANK YOU Loren & Carolyn for speaking the TRUTH!” ~ KP

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“Our Lord delivered me from a 10-year journey into new age, spiritualism, transmediumship, and esoteric madness! It’s amazing how once you open the door, those pesky demons come in with a flood of deception that appeals to one’s pride and ego in the pursuit of spiritual enlightenment. I have also opened doors in my Christian walk over the past 12 years, and I can only blame myself for seeking that which you warn of: spiritual experiences with spiritual beings, fresh revelation rather than what is already given in the Scriptures that is interpreted correctly and in context, and seeking other things aside from our Heavenly Father. I often wonder if I still need some deliverance, and have realized that the answer is yes! Deliverance from myself and sin! I also see how it is our Lord’s faithfulness that has pulled me from the prosperity, sign and wonders, and “charis-manic” false gospels!” ~ DR

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“I found Carolyn when she was with [Dan Duval]. I read your blog about his “teachings”. Thank God for the Holy Spirit. I felt like a lot of his teachings became New Age and he seemed impressed with himself. I realized that a lot of these teachings are New Age mixed with Christianity.” PD



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“I have listened to many of [Dan Duval’s] podcasts for the last couple of years. I became unsettled in my spirit with the talk of the “spirit man.” As intriguing as it sounds, it hardly had biblical context. I’ve had lots of checks in my spirit: the praying medic, Jeff Janson, battling with your “spirit man”… it’s seductive and intriguing, but as I felt drawn in, I quit listening.” SM

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Note: these next testimonies are public remarks made by people commenting on two videos that “the Truth is stranger than fiction” produced, exposing some of Daniel Duval’s unbiblical teachings. The links where we found these comments are: https://youtu.be/KwdMWsPR46c and https://youtu.be/ihXJWiAe0CI.



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“Thank you for putting the lies and deception up front! Many people are under Dan Duval’s spells, and are used to lift him up as if he is God himself. These works of darkness are used to entrap the survivors, and keep them in captivity for the duration. Many of us have tried to warn others, but he has his loyals. I, too, was irate when I found out how he mistreated Carolyn H. and Loren G. (and many others) for trying to stand up for the truth. Dan Duval used his words that drop like honey to deceive the victims into following his deception. What he didn’t plan on was them being awake enough to understand what he was doing. He has no credentials to council or treat any Satanically/Ritually abused survivors. They are sold by his words and manipulation of spiritual practices. Dan Duval is a programmer — just ask those that were part of his “ministry”. Sad thing is, that those still there can not discern the truth from the lies. Ironically, he claims to help people “discover the truth”.” CV

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“I got my own testimony visiting a church in the 90’s where the Kundalini spirit was so powerful that people were cackling, making bizarre noises, and laughing like crazed lunatics. I literally ran down the isle and out the front door, terrified. It would be 25 years before I ever entered another church assembly. Having discernment is a gift for those who ask for it.” A

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“I went and listened to some of the Carolyn Hamlett and Loren Grace conversations about leaving Bride Ministries and the spirit man teachings, and I had to go repent. I had repeated things I had picked up from Dan Duval listening to him years ago.

Also, opening portals is huge in Dan Duval’s teachings. He says that Jesus is not only a realm but a portal also (we know He [Jesus] is the way to the Father, and the sheepfold for the sheep, but this is not some occult idea of a portal), and Dan says we are portals, too, if were made in the image of God, and we can open portals by the authority God gave us.

The idea of having the ability and authority to open portals to bring in God’s angels, or to bring in healing (including arms and legs, eyes, etc… for those that need them) from God’s store houses is so in line with occult witchcraft that I cannot believe I didn’t see it when I first heard it. Try and find that interview. I believe it is [called] “Dan Duval interviewing The Praying Medic”. And there is another interview where Daniel talked about a vision of God’s storehouses, and it was body parts: legs, arms, livers, all ready for when anyone who has a missing leg or is paralyzed needs healing.

These men get so much of their doctrine from dreams and visions. Unless that dream or vision directly lines up with the word of God, then that is by no means a reliable source, and a perfect tool of the enemy to deceive those open to those experiences.” JS

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“Another false doctrine that seems to be taking hold is that as long as we are Christians, it is perfectly okay to “take back” for God what has been “stolen” by Satan. Such as, its fine to have yoga in church as long as we are quoting bible verses instead of meditating… etc. I believe this comes from churches being afraid to be seen as noninclusive, when God clearly states in His word that we are a peculiar people set apart.” BR

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“I have often wondered why modern day professing Christians are so obsessed with the supernatural. Many years ago I was caught up in the so-called laughing in the spirit and getting drunk in the spirit wave of deception that swept the church 20 years ago. Man, I was so arrogant back then. I was so sure that it was a move of God’s Spirit, a kind of new wine being dispensed by God. It all seemed to make so much sense, but in the end, it was a deception. Clear as day now, but back then I was convinced.

I often wonder why people go so far out of the camp so to speak in their quests to become more spiritual, or to experience more of the divine. I guess a wicked generation seeks after a sign. It’s something I had to own in my walk with the Lord. One day I prayed that the Lord would open my eyes to ANY deception in my life. I’m glad I did, because after getting rid of all my sacred cows, my walk with Jesus is so much simpler.

I heard a sermon by Paul Washer. In it, he said that the people who sit under the Benny Hinns, the Hoel Osteens, etc, are exactly where they want to be, and they are exactly where God wants them to be, because they absolutely do not want the simplicity of the Gospel. The pure simple truth of the Gospel is never enough for these people. They are always seeking more. Be that walks with angels, meetings with Jesus or “The Father” (see Kat Kerr), being translated to another place, or fake signs and wonders, as recently reported in the last few years at Bethel Reading church and the Jesus Culture deception band.

20 years ago I was so full of pride and arrogance. I was so proud to be one of Gods kid’s. I was convinced that as a child of God. I deserved to be comfortable. I deserved that promotion. After all, I was a child of the King of the universe! Now? Well, now I ponder how sinful my heart really is, but at the same time, I am deeply comforted that I serve a God of infinite mercy and patience. Now I keep short accounts.” NW

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“For about 4 years, I was lost in the rabbit hole of the new age/metaphysical cult. Thankfully, God led me out of that pit back into His arms. I was raised in a Christian home, school, and church, and I believe that it is why I never quite fit in with the people I was associating with. As a child of God, I was NOT the same. I am grateful for God’s protection and patience with me as He guided me home. This new age [stuff] is so very dangerous as you have expressed. I now have to get rid of all of the books and CDs on “ascended masters”, astral projection, finding spirit guides etc., not to mention the whole crystal/stone collection I have. I feel so stupid, but it taught me not to trust anything that is not truly of God or the teachings of the Bible. Thank you for shedding light on this deception for those who may still be lost down that rabbit hole. God bless you.” DK

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● IMPORTANT NOTE: “Tolerance” is not a fruit of the Spirit of God. If you still have any connections whatsoever with Bride Ministries (including being associated with people who are associated to people in BM), you are showing yourself to be tolerant of workers of darkness who are masquerading as workers of light, and we will not involve ourselves in helping you share your testimony. If we share your testimony and find out later that you are still associated with Bride Ministries in any capacity whatsoever, we will take your testimony down from our page. We have learned from experience that, unfortunately, to open our doors to even speak to those who have connections to workers of darkness, is opening ourselves up to unnecessary attack by both the demonic and humans in the astral. Please read and understand: Ephesians 5:11Titus 3:10Romans 16:172 John 1:7-111 Corinthians 52 Corinthians 6:14-18, and others.

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Sunday, March 4, 2018

UPDATE: Why I Have Not Named the “Christian” Magazine Who is Peddling Luciferian Doctrine


In regards to one of my articles in September of 2017...


INTRO by Loren Grace

Last September, Carolyn was made aware that a “christian” magazine was preparing to publish altered transcripts of what had initially been private conversations between herself and two others. Well before the expected publishing date, Carolyn reached out to the individuals involved in this plan, including the editor-in-chief of this “christian” magazine, along with a few other witnesses, including myself. She made very clear that not only were the transcripts incorrect, but that she did not give permission for these transcripts to be made public.

She was informed that the article was going to be published anyway.


One of these men, an unscrupulous, ungodly, deceitful “Professor of Lies,” was so angry at Carolyn for refusing to give her permission to publish his lying transcript of the private conversation she had with him, that he threw a huge tantrum, calling her all sorts of awful names. And he actually believed that his “god” rerouted Hurricane Irma to avenge himself and to bring destruction on Carolyn.
And in case you’re wondering, Carolyn suffered no loss whatsoever from this storm, by the way. 😉



So Carolyn went public on her blog, to make clear to people that if they read anything about what she has supposedly said or about what she supposedly believes, that she had not given permission to this magazine to publish those supposed “transcripts” of her words. She wrote:

“So as to prevent any confusion or misconception, now or in the future, I want it known that the contents of the book I co-authored with Loren Grace, supersedes all previously written or recorded content associated with me.”
 
“Because of the rash of people who have been misquoting me, taking my words out of context and twisting what I have said, I want it publicly known that no one other than myself is qualified to speak for me or to represent my views.”

Since then, several people have asked Carolyn to name this magazine, both via email and on her Facebook page.



This is Carolyn’s final response to those people:


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In regards to one of my (Carolyn Hamlett) articles in September of 2017, 
(http://beyondthephysical.blogspot.com/2017/09/i-want-this-publicly-known-by-carolyn.html), I have been asked by several different people to name the magazine I was referring to in that article.

If I had wanted to name the magazine, I would have done so then, but I purposely did not mention the name of the magazine for two main reasons:

1. I did not want to give this magazine any publicity.

2. I did not want to stir up curiosity within others, influencing them to go searching out this publication, thereby risking them becoming infected by its Luciferian articles.

My reason for posting my blog article was to protect myself when the content went to print and became public, alerting anyone who happened to read the article in the magazine that the article or articles using my name were falsified and published in spite of my opposition and petition against publishing it. My objections were raised well in advance of the set publishing date.

But let me remind you: I don’t need to give you the name of the magazine in order to warn you against reading and buying such Luciferian content.

Why?

Because if you learn how to discern for yourself, you will be able to recognize Luciferian doctrine for yourself, without needing me to give you the names of what are probably many thousands or hundreds of thousands of Luciferian content on various media outlets that are disguised as “christian.”

And so rather than give you a list of people, magazines, YouTube channels, Facebook pages, blogs, television shows, radio programs, podcasts, churches, groups, organizations, and clubs to avoid… Loren and I can better spend our time trying to teach you how to discern these things for yourself!

How do you build discernment?

 It begins by establishing your own relationship with your Heavenly Father. This is something that is made possible only through Jesus Christ!

 It continues as you read the Word of God (the Bible), studying it for yourself, studying it within context, and applying those Godly principles to your own life.

When you know the Truth and when you are well-acquainted with the genuine, then you will not be fooled by the false and the ungodly! And this is what I and Loren have been trying to do, and will continue to encourage you to do: discern for yourself!

A big problem with a lot of people today is that they have been conditioned to believe that they need to rely on other people to tell them what to believe, who to believe, what to think, what to say, what to do, where to go… They can’t think and do and believe and act for themselves! They have no discernment for themselves! We want you to learn to do and think and believe on your own as you build your own relationship with the Heavenly Father, reading His Word for yourself, and studying it properly and within context! This is how you build your own discernment!

Loren and I wrote a blog article about this very subject. You can read it here: https://askcarolynandloren.com/2017/12/08/answering-questions-about-various-people/.

So to be very clear: I am not going to give the name of the Luciferian magazine who was set to publish, without my permission, an inaccurate transcript of what was originally supposed to be a private conversation, that was altered to make it look as if I supported the Luciferian doctrines that were being peddled, when I do not support those doctrines at all! I won’t make a “special exception” for anyone. So stop asking.

Learn to discern for yourself the difference between truth and lie, and you won’t need me around trying to steer you clear of every evil, ungodly, Luciferian organization, publication, group, or individual. Loren and I will help you build your own discernment (we wrote an entire book to help you build your own discernment, and we write blog articles encouraging you to build your own discernment!), but I won’t necessarily “name names” unless the Spirit of God leads me to so. This is not one of those times.



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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Spiritual Warfare, Weapons and the Armor of God according to Scripture - What Does it Look Like?

An excerpt from Loren’s and my book, 

“Doctrines of Demons: Exposing Christian Witchcraft, pages 219-224. 


Spiritual Warfare According to Scripture

Because people are being misinformed and taken away from the Bible, let’s look at what spiritual warfare really is. It begins with basic, foundational doctrine, and continues with those basics.
First, it begins with a relationship with our Heavenly Father, something that is only made possible because of and through the work of Jesus Christ. The territory that being fought over, and what is gained or lost for the Kingdom of God or for the kingdom of Satan, is our hearts and minds; therefore, our purposeful fighting back against satanic forces (spiritual warfare) begins with salvation, and continues as we build a relationship with our Heavenly Father.
Second, we must have a genuine love for God and for the truth. Having a love for the truth is the basis for the strength to do the things that are of God. The Holy Spirit constantly works on our heart to compel us to follow the ways of God, but we have to daily make the choice to do and say the things that are of God, and to stay away from that which is contrary to God. The things of God are life-giving. When we practice the things that are not of God, these things not only begin to bring corruption to us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, but it also creates an open door for the enemy to enter. When we start behaving like the enemy, it is the same as saying “yes” to the enemy. It is the same as coming into agreement with the enemy, giving the enemy permission to infiltrate our entire self, resulting in us being molded into the enemy’s image. This can happen slowly, causing us to be less likely to realize what is happening, or to not even care, because the enemy can also feed our ego, or other self-centered, ego-based desires that we respond to. This is how the enemy takes territory: he captures our hearts and minds. If we have not submitted to and continue to submit to the authority of God, and if we do not allow the Holy Spirit to change us into His image, we will succumb to the tactics of the enemy.
Our hearts are the territory that influences the world around us. The battle is for our hearts and to rule our hearts! If the enemy can capture our minds — our attention and our focus — he can capture our hearts — our desires, our intentions, and what drives us forward.
According to Biblical standards, spiritual warfare looks like the following:
  1. James 4:7 — “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” (BSB)
Submission to God begins at salvation when we come under His authority, and it continues throughout our life. Submission involves obedience to our Heavenly Father, something that is a daily activity. (To study what the word "submit" means: http://biblehub.com/greek/5293.htm )
Resisting Satan means that we stand in a 180 degree, contrary position to what he stands for, and we refuse to back down or give up our ground on what we know to be truth. (To study what the word "resist" means: http://biblehub.com/greek/436.htm )
  1. 1 Peter 5:9 — “Resist him [the adversary], standing firm in your faith and in the knowledge that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kinds of suffering.” (BSB)
There’s that word again — resist. Oppose what is not of God, and stand firm without wavering, refusing to compromise.
And here’s another important command: stand firm in our faith. What faith? Faith in our salvation through Jesus Christ, and because of this, in our relationship with our Heavenly Father (see: http://biblehub.com/greek/4102.htm). Faith is a fruit of the Holy Spirit, and as you develop a relationship with Him that is built on submission and obedience to His will, this fruit will become evident in your life.
  1. Ephesians 4:27 — “…and do not give the devil a foothold.” (BSB)
In this verse, the word “foothold” means, “a place, region, seat; an opportunity.” It also means, metaphorically, “opportunity, power, occasion for acting.” In other words, don’t give Satan an opportunity to gain power and control over you, and don’t give him an occasion for acting through you in your life. (To study what the word "foothold" means: http://biblehub.com/greek/5117.htm )
  1. Ephesians 6:13 — “Therefore take up the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you will be able to stand your ground, and having done everything, to stand.” (BSB)
Many Christians know of the verses that come right after this one and this verse is often overlooked. But the importance of this verse cannot be overstated: when you have taken a position that is contrary to the enemy, hold your ground and don’t give up. It is about knowing what is right, and refusing to compromise. It’s about standing firm. 

(To study "withstand" and "stand": 
http://biblehub.com/greek/436.htm  and http://biblehub.com/greek/2476.htm )
  1. Ephesians 6:14-18 — “Stand firm then, with the belt of truth fastened around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness arrayed, and with your feet fitted with the readiness of the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Pray in the Spirit at all times, with every kind of prayer and petition. To this end, stay alert with all perseverance in your prayers for all the saints.” (BSB)
These verses are very often used to foster a warrior mentality within many charismatics who are being used by the demonic, and the weapons mentioned in these verses are also often spoken of as having been “imparted and activated,” usually by another individual who has a supposed “power or authority” to do this. The weapons used by such people also need or require occasional “upgrades,” but since these upgrades are said to come about as they get a “spiritual promotion,” they don’t see the fact that their weapons need occasional upgrades to mean that they are, in fact, inferior and weak. (See also, Spiritual Results of Realm Expansion and Spiritual Promotion.)
However, let’s just look at these verses in a very simple way, getting to the heart of what is being said here.
First, we are told to “stand firm.” There’s that word again — stand. Don’t compromise.
Second, our weapons are not a belt around the waist of our spirit man, a bright and shiny breastplate protecting his or her chest, and some heavy-duty army boots. Our spirit man doesn’t have a shield or a sword, and he or she doesn’t strap a helmet on every morning. Paul was simply using very powerful imagery to help his audience understand how each of these elements protect us from the enemy.
Our weapons are: truth, righteousness, the gospel of peace, faith, salvation and the Word of God. These are our weapons!
But wait! There’s more! Let’s not neglect to continue reading. We are also admonished to be in constant prayer and petition to our Father, and to stay alert, persevering in prayer for one another. These also are weapons.
  1. 1 Thessalonians 5:8 — “But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and the helmet of our hope of salvation.” (BSB)
This verse speaks to faith and salvation as being our weapons, and it also brings in love as being a weapon! This is not “love” that allows us to beat people up with the Word of God (or anything else) because we claim to “love them so much.” If you are confused about what love is, go to 1 Corinthians 13:
“If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a ringing gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have absolute faith so as to move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and exult in the surrender of my body, but have not love, I gain nothing.
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no account of wrongs. Love takes no pleasure in evil, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
“Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be restrained; where there is knowledge, it will be dismissed. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when the perfect comes, the partial passes away.
“When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I set aside childish ways. Now we see but a dim reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
“And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love; but the greatest of these is love.” (BSB)
And for even more study, you can read the entire book of 1 John. It speaks of love all throughout — what it is and what it isn’t.

So according to these few verses we just studied, the spiritual weapons that protect us from the attacks of the enemy are:
  1. Salvation — this is found through faith, and is by the grace of God that is made possible only through Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 2:4-10)
  2. Submission to the Father — this involves coming under His authority and being obedient to His Word.
  3. Opposing what is of Satan — refusing to be moved from our position of opposition against Satan; not compromising.
  4. Not allowing Satan to have opportunity to gain power or control over us. You could think of this as keeping the “gateways” to your spiritual space closed, in other words.
  5. Truth — truth is found in the Word of God, and the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of truth that will lead us into all truth. (John 16:13)
  6. Righteousness — not our righteousness, but the righteousness that comes from God, by faith, through Jesus Christ.
  7. The gospel of peace — this is the peace and assurance we have because of our salvation through Jesus Christ, and our ability to remain at peace no matter the circumstances surrounding us. This can also mean “wholeness,” which, it must be pointed out here, is in direct opposition to the brokenness that surrounds the “Spirit Man” theology. (To study what the "gospel of peace" means: http://biblehub.com/greek/2098.htm and http://biblehub.com/greek/1515.htm )
  8. Faith.
  9. Love.
  10. The Word of God.
  11. Prayer and petition to God.
  12. Persevering in prayer for one another.

These are our weapons, and while there may be a need for the weapons that come from Satan to have upgrades, there is no need for the spiritual weapons that come from God to have upgrades. In fact, 2 Corinthians 10:4 says, “The weapons of our warfare are not the weapons of the world. Instead, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.” (BSB)


Divine power.” Does this sound weak to you? Our spiritual weapons that come from our Heavenly Father and are given to us by His Spirit are not weak. They don’t need occasional upgrades, and if you think they do, you have been deceived by Satan, and have traded in the weapons of God for the weapons of Satan.
Therefore, let us wage spiritual warfare the way Scripture teaches us, not the way the enemy would have us. The spiritual warfare that many are waging today is ego-driven, fear based, retaliatory against people, and is coming from a spirit of witchcraft.
A Biblical viewpoint on spiritual warfare begins with the state of our heart, and manifests as a firm, unwavering opposition to the things of Satan, and a refusal to allow him to influence our minds and control our hearts. True Biblical warfare puts the focus on our relationship with our Heavenly Father, dependence and faith on Him to protect and defend us, and the peace and assurance that no matter what happens, our salvation is secure in Him.





Related Reading: “How to Pray” and “Finding Freedom.”

Loren's and my book, "Doctrines of Demons: Exposing Christian Witchcraft" is available free to download or read on line at this link: https://askcarolynandloren.com/book/