I just received a comment to an older entry about “Dr. Rebecca Brown” and the dangers of her books on Satanism and curse theology. After my links to The Bizarre Case of Rebecca Brown, and the clear proof of her dangerous mental instabilities, the commenter says that he prefers to continue believing in her, and admonishes me to trust in Jesus.
I respond with a harrumph. Please let me reiterate that I am an evangelical Christian, saved through faith in Christ alone. However, that does not mean that I am compelled by my faith to subscribe to Rebecca Brown’s hallucinations of demons, Wiccans and Satanists. We are to prove all things and hold fast to that which is good, and in testing Rebecca Brown (by the way, her real name is Ruth Bailey), I have found her falsified paranoid religious frothing to be far from good.
Some content of her books is very much in line with Scripture: that Christians can claim the victory of Jesus over the forces of Satan, that we are to avoid the dangers of occultism and necromancy, and that rock and roll music is a deadly, poisoning evil. (Ha! Just checking to see if you were listening.) However, the more dubious attributes of her theology: admonitions to avoid “demon-god” Hawaiian floral garlands and African wall hangings; the process of “anointing” people, objects, furniture, even pets, with cooking oil to ceremonially cleanse them of demonic influence; her raving stories of demons and angels speaking to her and her patients in person; Satan’s schemes to make vegetarians more susceptible to possession by depriving them of the protein needed to fight demons; or her questionable views of the Trinity (the Father not feeling what the Son has experienced) — these are well beyond anything that the Bible gives to us as believers.
Rebecca Brown’s teachings go well beyond mere fundamentalism. I dare say she even crosses the line into the very cultism which she strains to avoid.