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)


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.

Sin: Ignorance.

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.

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