Da Free John
|By: Dr. John Ankerberg / Dr. John Weldon; ©2001|
|Da Free John (Franklin Jones) is the founder of a group called the Free Communion Church. The authors explore the theological teachings of that group in this article.|
Da Free John
(from Encyclopedia of Cults and New Religions, Harvest House, 1999)
INFO AT A GLANCE
Name: The Free Communion Church (originally The Dawn Horse Communion).
Purpose: To disseminate the teaching of the Way of Divine Ignorance or Radical Understanding.
Founder: Da (Bubba) Free John (Franklin Jones).
Source of authority: Ultimately Da Free John, although “enlightened” disciples now conduct many activities.
Revealed teachings: Yes.
Claim: To be the pinnacle of spiritual teachings in the West, and to represent in clarified form the essence of the genuine Truth of the spiritual traditions of man.
Examples of occult potential: Psychic powers, yoga, spirit possession.
Key literature: The Enlightenment of the Whole Body, and numerous other books by Da Free John.
Attitude toward Christianity: Rejecting.
- “No one is the beloved of God, absolutely no one.” (Bubba Free John, The Way That I Teach, p. 183)
- “I am the Essential Truth…. I am God. Without a doubt…. This is the core of My Revelation. I am God. I am your own Truth.” (Bubba Free John, Vision Mound, Vol. 2, no. 7, pp. 14, 53)
- “Motherhood … is an illusion. Giving birth is no more divine than taking a crap…. Motherhood is garbage. It is all garbage… the whole drama of existence… is garbage.” (Bubba Free John, Garbage and the Goddess, pp. 119-20)
- “True Wisdom is the capacity for perfect madness.” (Da Free John, “A New Tradition,” 1980, p. 1).
God: Divine Energy.
Jesus: A higher being.
The Christ: The divine part of man; divine consciousness.
The Holy Spirit: Energy; “the white light vibration” (Enlightenment, p. 446).
Salvation: By surrender to spiritual power.
Man: One with God inwardly.
The Fall: Into the illusion of matter.
The Bible: Mystically interpreted.
Death: A benevolent transition through reincarnation to higher levels.
Heaven and Hell: Positive or negative states of consciousness.