Is Jacob Prasch Really Under Investigation?
“…the time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he offers God service.” (John 16:2)
In the fall of 2018 David Nathan was dismissed from Moriel Ministries due to heretical teachings that included the affirmation that the blood of animals would atone for sin in the millennium apart from the blood of Christ and that believers can prescriptively anoint clothing with divine power for healing, going so far as to cite examples of people being “slain in the spirit” as a result of touching his jacket and tie quite as a matter of fact. He is on record as saying there will come a time when, “…the blood of Jesus Christ will not profit anyone anything.” There is no possible reality in which this statement is true. It is a demonstrable heresy that denies the gospel and every book of the bible in some way. In the wake of his dismissal, many were confused and upset. One such individual was Graham Baldwin who claims to have began independently “watching” the situation as he is supposedly a cult “expert”. Baldwin has produced a 3-part yellow journalism entry that sounds about as personal as any attack could. This so-called cult “expert” claims that Jacob Prasch is under investigation, but is he really?
On Dec. 14, 2018 a new YouTube channel emerged in silence called “Catalyst Counselling”. A mere two days later its first video was published. Over three months passed before the second video emerged which was a sequel to the first, and a third one a month after that. It appears then, that this channel was created for the sole purpose of engaging a particular subject. And, what subject might that be, you ask? Jacob Prasch and Moriel Ministries has been the subject of an ongoing campaign of slander and false witness at the hands of a coalition of disgruntled and otherwise scorned individuals, who (whether they realize it or not) are part of a satanically orchestrated attack fueled by spite and revenge. Before addressing the specific and myriad false claims made by Graham Baldwin in his three-part march of defamation against Jacob Prasch, perhaps providing some context about this individual and his dealings will prove to be most enlightening.
Who Is Graham Baldwin?
Graham Baldwin is a man with a past. But aren’t we all? Well, Mr. Baldwin’s past tendencies creep right into his life and actions today, so in some sense, his past is indeed his present. Let’s begin with his organization.
Graham Baldwin is the “Charity Manager and Counsellor” for Catalyst Counselling which has been a registered UK charity since 1995 (according to their website). This organization is ironically one that is lacking organization. The website itself seems to be one wanting in general direction. According to the Catalyst home-page, they are apparently aiming to combat “abusive groups”, “self-styled gurus”, and “bogus paths” that have exploded into the world since WW2 by setting up a residential treatment and training centre, then establishing a training centre (different from the first one), then founding “an advice centre” (whatever that is), followed by setting up a library and research centre. They also plan to respond to “bogus paths” by various and nondescript “training” sessions for teachers, youth workers, etc. Are you confused yet?
This looks something like an essay answer when the child really has no clue what the question was asking. I say that not to be unnecessarily disparaging, but because I cannot think of a better way to describe this aimless mess of a home-page. Please read that last word again. HOME-PAGE. This is the place where they tell the world who they are and what they do and so far I can only see the four centres (that’s right, FOUR) they wish to build. I’m uncertain if they have been aspiring to build this 4-centred complex since 1995 or if this was some ambitious desire that manifested years later. There are very few details to be gleaned from this website other than that they are a registered charity and want to offer some kind of service to aid victims of “bogus paths”; sounds noble. Their “About Us” tab give us this: “to offer help, assistance and counselling to people who have been damaged by religious groups or abusive relationships.” The questions then become, what do we mean by “damaged” and what do we mean by “help”. To ascertain how they intend to “help” let us look a little deeper.
GRAHAM BALDWIN & HER MAJESTY’S REVENUE AND CUSTOMS (HMRC)
A central aim, if not the central aim (which they call a “central part”) of this so-called “charity” seems to be summed up in a portion of their “Barnabas Fund” tab which says this:
A central part of our strategy is to purchase a property which will enable us to develop a new and comprehensive response to the problem. In order to do this we need to raise funds to purchase this property.”
Since this was also alluded to on their home-page we can deduce that this is very important to them. Generally speaking, when you hear aimless talk of “help” and “training”, you can be sure you will find a plea for money not far behind. Just how much money are they pleading for? If we slide over to their “How Can You Help” tab we find this doozy of a statement:
We estimate we need £1.5 million to purchase the property, carry out alterations, redecorate and equip it.” (emphasis mine)
This sort of thing is so predictable it would be laughable if it weren’t so disgusting. This, of course, is pleaded for under the guise of helping those who do not have funds to donate so that they might be able to help them with their training against “bogus paths” and so forth. For my American readers, the sum so shamelessly being solicited here is nearly TWO MILLION U.S. dollars. According to a link on their website entitled “Graham’s activity for March 2012” they are:
“…still raising funds for our residential centre,” and ” have monthly donations coming in, which we aim to use for running costs, or could also be put towards a mortgage.”
My burning questions are these: What exactly has been done with the funds being collected for the better part of the last decade? Are these designated funds? They say they “aim to use” the funds for running costs, but my research indicated that there is no record of the Barnabas Project outside of the Catalyst website; no facilities have been built that I can gauge and if they have been, Catalyst Counselling has certainly not apprised their financial supporters via their website. What “running costs” are we then speaking of? For what purpose then have these funds been allocated? How much of this nearly 2 MILLION DOLLAR aim has been reached? Are the funds sitting untouched until the goal is met? Who is in charge of this operation? As acting “Charity Manager and Counsellor” I suppose we can rightly deduce that Mr. Baldwin is in charge of this operation. That’s what “managers” do is it not?
In a 1995 article written by Geraldine Bedelle in which she interviewed Mr. Baldwin personally, we read that,
He is also defensive about funding. His organisation, Catalyst (he employs three people), appears to rely mainly on charitable donations. ‘I don’t think the people and bodies concerned would want you to know who they were,’ he says, ‘basically for a number of reasons.'” (emphasis mine)
In light of this I have another question. Who are the “people and bodies concerned” that wouldn’t “want you to know who they were”? This sounds incredibly dodgy. This article was written during the year of the inception of this so-called “charity” so it seems there is a long history of potentially fraudulent activity as it concerns money. Why was Graham Baldwin so defensive to such a sincere and relevant question?
Given these things, a formal complaint has already been filed with HMRC for review and possible investigation (a real investigation). A copy of this article was also forwarded to them. Since Mr. Baldwin and the Catalyst organization have been soliciting funds for a proposed £1.5 million facility for nearly a decade (if not longer), and this facility has apparently never been built, it would be wise for HMRC to investigate just what these funds have been collected for and just how much has been collected.
GRAHAM BALDWIN’S SHADY HISTORY
In late 2018 there were talks of a potential debate between Jacob Prasch and David Nathan. Graham Baldwin sent an email to Bill Randles (who had offered to host the debate). This proves Graham Baldwin’s interest not as a cult “expert” but as some kind of personal advocate for someone. A real cult “expert” and counsellor would not involve themselves in personal affairs like terms of a public debate, but we see Baldwin’s motive shine through clearly,
Any debate must also allow those accused by him to respond to his allegations. To date his responses to those brothers and sisters who have written to him are contemptible.
If these matters remain unanswered Catalyst will urge those damaged to assume Mr Prasch is not a Christian and to sue him, Moriel and his management team for defamation. The lawyers involved with Catalyst have advised such a law suit would be successful and are willing to act for the victims.”
Notice that Graham Baldwin employs a big “IF” here. He indicates that he will refrain from urging people to sue Jacob Prasch and Moriel Ministries if they will comply with David Nathan’s terms of debate. Is this what cult counsellors are doing these days? He is basically admitting that there is no principle reason to sue Jacob Prasch or Moriel, but that he will, in black-mail fashion, urge people to sue him if he does not comply. This sounds more like a mafia tactic than a counseling tactic. Actually, (and ironically), this sounds like the manipulative control tactics employed by cult leaders themselves in order to maintain power.
This blackmail-styled threat is not particularly surprising given that Mr. Graham Baldwin has a habit of suing people that he disagrees with; he even boasted of this in another email as something of a warning shot. In a PressGazette article written in 2001, it is documented that Graham Baldwin sued the Guardian newspaper not once, but TWICE! Mr. Baldwin sued on the basis of defamation (which is thoroughly ironic as you will see shortly). The day after the first verdict was issued, editor of The Guardian, Alan Rusbridger, according to the Press Gazzette, “said that it was a sad reflection on the libel laws that they offer so little protection to reporting matters which he believed were clearly in the public interest.” What was Graham Baldwin’s response to this comment? HE SUED THEM AGAIN! Astonishing. He claimed that their response undermined his prior victory against them. This would be the first time I have ever heard of someone suing the exact same entity twice for effectively the same thing. Baldwin appears to be quite proud of his court appearances and past lawsuits as he has boasted of them by email and video.
Mr. Baldwin is now breathing threats of litigation against Jacob Prasch and Moriel Ministries as is his M.O.
In the previously mentioned article written by Geraldine Bedelle in 1995, we gain some more insight into the character of Mr. Baldwin as she notes:
He shows me a paper on interrogation techniques, picked up on a course at the Joint Services Interrogation Wing in the 1970s, but grows mysterious when I ask what he was doing there: ‘Look, I’m not going to give you a full CV. There are some things I’m either not particularly proud of or I don’t want to talk about. Anyway, my CV does work out, because I spent some time in computing.'”
Why exactly was Mr. Baldwin being so “mysterious” about his papers on interrogation techniques? What was he doing taking a course at the Joint Services Interrogation Wing in the 1970’s? What is it he’s not so proud of? Who is Graham Baldwin, really?
Bedelle goes on to inform us that, “Baldwin claims he doesn’t work from any particular religious perspective…”
Well, isn’t that interesting? Mr. Baldwin attempts to portray himself as ambiguously Christian in his three part hit-piece on Jacob Prasch and Moriel Ministries but he plainly told this reporter that he does not work from any religious perspective. The man who gives the impression of being a Christian (when he has a Christian audience) tacitly denies Christ when asked by a secular reporter. To whom then was Mr. Baldwin telling the truth? Incidentally, his affirmation that he doesn’t work from any religious perspective coincides with the Catalyst Counselling website which states:
“Catalyst as an organisation has no religious beliefs or objectives” and “Catalyst has no religious or political position and offers help to all whatever their religion, race, sexuality or gender.”
Both Baldwin and his organization claim to have neither religious belief, perspective nor position. This man cannot and should not be considered a Christian in any sense. As you will soon see, his devious and outright brazen false witness proves him to be something quite sinister, indeed.
We will conclude this section with the concluding remarks from Bedelle’s own article:
…you can’t help thinking that an anti-cult group would be the perfect front for recruiting vulnerable people to your own set of beliefs, your own power-trip.”
After all of those concerning comments about his “mysterious” behavior, course on interrogation and defensiveness about funding, Bedelle concludes with a rather damning bit of speculation. While prefacing it by saying she doesn’t think he’s anything other that what he claims to be, this appears to be a technical way to legally justify saying what was likely on her mind. It is a rather compelling concluding mark that I can’t fathom why someone would posit if they genuinely had no reservation about an individual. Can it be that Bedelle sensed that Baldwin himself was exhibiting cult-leader tendencies and was using the position of a counselor to take advantage of people? Is it possible that that time spent in the Joint Services Interrogation Wing helped him hone in on some psychological tactics? According to Bedelle, “…you can’t help thinking…” As you will soon see from the gaslighting and manipulative “arguments” employed by Graham Baldwin, this thought grows increasingly more plausible and therefore disturbing.
JACOB PRASCH & MORIEL UNDER INVESTIGATION?
Mr. Baldwin’s primary claim is that Jacob Prasch is a hypocrite, which even if true, would not at all be tantamount to his assertion that what he has seen is, “spiritual bullying of the worst possible kind.”
Baldwin goes on to critique Jacob’s understanding of documentary film-making, Moriel’s finances, and his personal distaste for Jacob’s descriptions of people. All of these things have the hallmarks of a personal vendetta and not an objective desire to combat “spiritual bullying of the worse possible kind”.
It cannot be emphasized strongly enough that Baldwin himself admits that, “he doesn’t work from any particular religious perspective…” and his Catalyst Counselling organization reinforces this, saying they have “no religious beliefs or objectives”. True Christianity cannot be compartmentalized (anyone who objects to this proves not to be a Christian by their utter ignorance of God’s word). Any so-called Christian who claims that they do not work from a Christian perspective is not a real Christian but a fraud who will chamellionically claim what is needed to gratify a given audience. This is important because Baldwin will employ terms such as “we, the body of Christ” in order to present himself as a Christian when he has said he works from no such perspective. Baldwin works from a secular perspective (by his own admission) with a “charity” that has been soliciting funds from people for the better part of the past decade to build a 4-centred complex that hasn’t even seen its foundation.
Graham says that he wrote to Jacob but that Jacob never bothered to reply, however, Baldwin later says that Jacob called him personally. It’s truly astounding how much this man lies from moment to moment. Which is it? Jacob never replied or he called you personally? Graham Baldwin proves to be a bald-faced liar who can’t keep track of his tangled web of deceit. This is the fruit of a man who “doesn’t work from any particular religious perspective.”
Baldwin then critiques Moriel’s finances because he has no substantive objection to any so-called “spiritual bullying of the worst possible kind”. This is a purely retaliatory move with the sole end of leveling the charge of “hypocrisy”. The personal vendetta is again evident. Even if his speculative allegations were true (which they are not), this has absolutely nothing to do with “spiritual bullying” nor “abuse” nor any of the other hyperbolic characterizations used by this gaslighing manipulator. This was a desperate search to find something to hold against Jacob Prasch and Moriel because they had no real claim to begin with. In fact, Jacob Prasch and Moriel Ministries published a financial statement in the fall of 2018 that addresses all of his defamatory speculations and undermines the better part of his videos.
The Catalyst “Cult” Conundrum
Nearly all of the articles that can be found about Catalyst Counselling or Graham Baldwin are in the context of an anti-cult group or cult experts of some kind; Baldwin himself touting his being an “expert” witness in many courts. He actually uses the words “court” or “courts” 9 times in this section, just to drive the point home. So central to their mission are cults that they even have a definition of “cult” on their website. In part it says,
For the avoidance of doubt, for us a cult is a system that produces unhealthy dependence on the group or leader to the detriment of the members, usually by using unethical methods of manipulation.”
We should note, in passing, that the term “unethical” employed by these people cannot even be interpreted by any biblical standard since they operate from no religious perspective. Therefore, whatever they mean by “unethical” will undoubtedly be at odds with what the bible means by unethical. They openly claim to operate from a secular perspective and therefore their ethics are secular. That notwithstanding, we will here focus on one aspect of this definition that is supplied by Baldwin’s own website and is therefore a definition that he subscribes to. His definition of a cult presupposes membership. This is evident and would fall in line with most accepted definitions of a cult. Where there is no clear membership their is definitionally no cult and therefore no cult activity. There even exist false teachers in the world who are not cult leaders as the definition of a cult is very specific including (but not limited to) membership where a tyrannical leader has control over the members. In his second and more vitriolic video about Jacob Prasch and Moriel Ministries, Baldwin says,
I can’t ever remember, in the 30 odd years I’ve worked in the cult field, any cult leader, secular or in any other religious group that has ever used the language that Jacob has used; that has ever told the lies that he has told, but more than that, that has his members believing that he’s infallible.”
Baldwin again displays either supreme ignorance or supreme deceit. What then has this so-called cult “expert” to do with Moriel Ministries? Moriel Ministries has NO membership (though Baldwin falsely asserts otherwise) and therefore has no authority over anyone who decides to engage with or humor the teachings provided by Moriel. Does Graham Baldwin know the definition of “membership” or is he just knowingly making false allegations? Moriel Ministries has “membership” in the same way that a Television channel has “membership”. While there are stewards operating it,
people can choose to turn it on or not. Jacob Prasch is an itinerant teacher who speaks where he is invited. None of the people that are portrayed as “victims” of Jacob Prasch are members of anything to do with Jacob Prasch as there is nothing to be a “member” of. Yet, Mr. Baldwin implicitly condemns Jacob Prasch as something of a cult leader by mentioning him in comparison to other cult leaders. Why else would a cult “expert” be making films about him? Perhaps more confounding is the fervor with which Baldwin has attacked and slandered Jacob Prasch and Moriel Ministries. He claims to be a cult “expert” who has given testimony in several court cases and counselled people who were taken in with cults and so forth. The Catalyst organization was founded in 1995, so for nearly 25 years this man has been purportedly contending with cults. Why then did a YouTube channel from this organization only emerge in December of 2018? Even if they were late to the digital media arena, why are the only videos they have produced focused on an organization that has no membership and a decidedly evangelical statement of faith well within the confines of Christian orthodoxy? Given these two things alone, it is impossible to construe Moriel Ministries as a cult or anything even close to it. In fact, Jacob Prasch himself has been on the front lines combating the cults in the public arena since long before the inception of Catalyst Counselling. Are we to believe that a cult counselling organization is so “shocked” and “horrified” as to make their breakout videos warning about a ministry that has done more to publicly combat cults that they ever have (in terms of sheer volume of digital media)? This is an outlandish proposition that Lewis Carroll would find difficult to indulge even in the realm of Wonderland. This so-called anti-cult counselling organization has not produced a single video on the Exclusive Brethren, Jesus Army, FLDS, Scientology, the Watchtower Society or any number of recognized, established and influential cults in the world? This does not pass the smell test. Mr. Baldwin says that the claims made by Jacob Prasch are “spiritual bullying of the worst possible kind.” and that he “…can’t ever remember… any cult leader…that has ever told the lies that he has told…that has his members believing that he’s infallible.”
Can someone please furnish Mr. Badlwin with an internet connection and a computer? Has he never heard of the droves of molestation accusations and cases surrounding the exclusive brethren, the mass suicide at Jonestown, the castrations performed by Marshall Applewhite on his Heaven’s Gate members, the murders directed by Manson, etc? This is one of the most laughably outlandish and outright stupid propositions I have ever heard. Not only does this claim alone undermine any “credentials” Mr. Baldwin may or may not have by proving he is either extremely ignorant, delusional or a liar, but it also undermines the credibility of those who give him credence. Any person who would give this lying man credibility proves that they are deceitful and wicked themselves.
These are the only 3 options I can see; ignorance, delusion or deceit. He trivializes real acts of spiritual bullying that have led even to death by surmising that Jacob’s critiques of people he has absolutely no authority over in any way as being “the worst possible kind.” Has Mr. Baldwin ever read of literal physical cult abuse that has led even to death? Is he ignorant of these things? If so, then he is no “expert”. Does he believe that a video critique of another is equal in severity to death? This would be delusional. Or has Mr. Baldwin accused Jacob Prasch of something that that he knows to be false and not at all on par with “the worst possible kind.” Pardon my speculation here, but wouldn’t spiritual bullying that culminated in physical harm or death be the worst possible kind? If so, then the only three options that explain what Mr. Baldwin has claimed are: ignorance, delusion, or deceit. Which of these three are landed upon it matters not. Any of them are enough to thoroughly discredit anyone as an “expert” or a moral arbiter of any kind. We already know that Baldwin has been deceitful about his beliefs; one moment claiming that he does not work from any religious perspective and the next claiming that he is part of the body of Christ and imploring a predominantly Christian audience to the bible. Graham the guileful strikes again. You can see then that it makes no sense in the realm of reasonable reality that an anti-cult group would make videos attacking a ministry which cannot even accidentally be deemed as as a cult or anything close to it even by their own definition. Much less does this bode well for the reasonable when we consider the myriad cults in existence who have bullied people to the point of death that Graham Baldwin has failed to make videos about. According to The Sun, there are at least 1000 cults in the UK. These are real cults involved in activities like keeping slaves, forced sex acts, hypnosis, food and sleep deprivation, etc! Of all these legitimate cults, Mr. Baldwin has not addressed any of them by video; NOT EVEN ONE! He ignores 1000 real cults and targets an evangelical ministry that literally has orphanages in the third world and has fought against cults longer than the Catalyst organization has even existed, while saying he has “no axe to grind”? This is pure manipulation fueled by retaliation.
909 people committed mass suicide in Jonestown in 1978, but Graham Baldwin the “expert” says that Jacob Prasch the evangelical minister who presides over no member in any organization has exhibited “spiritual bullying of the worst possible kind.” This sounds like satire it is so nonsensical. Unfortunately, when someone pawns, as legitimate, an idea that is so outlandish that satire is the only other viable comparison, that person is either deluded or a cunning manipulator. Whoever gave Catalyst Counselling charity status should be investigated at once for dereliction. This man, by his mendacious tactics and/or waxing delusion proves to have something in common with cult leaders. These are exactly the type of psychological gaslighing tactics used by a manipulator to make others believe things that aren’t real. I can only suggest that listening to Graham Baldwin is a dangerous exercise that will lead you into unrealities very much like listening to a cult leader would. Don’t forget that Graham Baldwin has papers from a course he took on interrogation techniques that even a reporter seemed concerned about.
Baldwin laments is his second video, which is a 44 minute bumbling mess, that someone wrote to him saying that Jacob was praying that God would curse him. Graham is bewildered by this saying, “we are told in the New Testament to love our enemies; to pray for our enemies.” Wait a minute, Graham. I thought you didn’t work from any religious perspective? Given that the Catalyst logo was displayed on your Catalyst channel, I guess that makes you and your organization a heap of liars, since this was a Catalyst project you were working on. I wonder if that will put your “charity” status in jeopardy. Did you apprise The Charity Commission For England And Wales that your organization is now claiming to be conclusively Christian and that you are imploring people from a Christian perspective? We’ll make sure to tell them of your mixed signals since your website says the exact opposite. He gives no evidence of this claim against Jacob Prasch wanting him cursed; no email, no name, but just says someone told him this. Even if true, I guess he has never heard of an imprecatory prayer? Didn’t he say he received a BA in Divinity? I guess in all his studies he just skipped the book of Psalms entirely? Well done, Mr. Baldwin. You prove again that we should believe your original statement that you truly work from no religious perspective and certainly not a Christian one as your ignorance shows. Allow me to aid you with the words of the Apostle Paul in 2 Timothy 4:14 “May the Lord repay him according to his works.” If Jacob did say this, I echo his prayer and ask that God would judge you for the deceitful liar you are and repay you accordingly.
Hypocritically, of course, the same Graham in his first video said that he was going to urge people that Jacob was not a Christian and should be treated like a pagan and sued. What a deranged hypocrite who can’t even abide by his own standard. This man stacks the deck as he goes. If Jacob Prasch is your enemy, Mr. Baldwin, why are you not simply loving him and praying for him instead of urging people to sue him? What a tangled web of hypocritical contradiction.
He goes on to say that he is getting really “fed up” with the way that Jacob talks. Well, Mr. Baldwin, anyone who is in the business of truth is no doubt quite “fed up” with your gaslighing lies and manipulation. The entire second video put out by this dreamer is speculation about Moriel’s finances and baseless accusations about drinking habits that can only be described as pure hate-filled slander. Astonishingly, Graham Baldwin says he is particularly annoyed with the lack of evidence that Jacob Prasch presents. Had I been drinking anything when I heard this my computer would be ruined. The theme of Baldwin’s videos could be summed up in two words; SPECULATIVE HATE.
At about the 27:45 mark of his second video (in which can be seen the subtext “Prasch spreads false testimony”) Baldwin laments that Jacob Prasch reported that two women had shared information about a conference they were at in which they were said to have heard some questionable teachings.
Baldwin’s assertion in print is that this is a false testimony and he indicates that this was imprudent and an unfair way to make assessments. This is Baldwin’s own standard, mind you. In his very next breath he states that he is going to do the exact same thing to Jacob (as some type of payback I suppose) and he goes on to say someone told him Jacob had a drinking problem. By his own admission this was purely an act of spite and revenge, proving Mr. Baldwin to be an unprincipled and devious man. If Mr. Baldwin truly believes this to be an unfair and unwise method then is he not repaying evil for evil? He shows what he claims is an e-mail extract from a former Moriel administrator that he fails to name or provide any evidence of which says that they witnessed Jacob purchase some alcoholic drink. Even if this claim were true. SO WHAT? The bible does not forbid drinking, but I wouldn’t expect the gleefully ignorant Mr. Baldwin to know that at this point. Has Jacob Prasch taken the vow of a Nazarite? Is he implying that having an occasional drink is forbidden? What hogwash. This supposed email extract did not say nor even hint that Jacob was ever drunk much less drunk at that time. It simply says that they believed he had a drink. Allow me to remind you that the water Jesus turned into wine was fermented. Good luck with that one you accusing babblers. There is no passage that says all alcohol must be abstained from and as such, this point is frankly a stupid one even if true. Two individuals who have been at the forefront of this wave against Moriel have even admitted that they don’t believe for a second that Jacob has a drinking problem. So even Jabob’s enemies deny this false claim. That alone should tell you how desperate Baldwin is to make a point that isn’t there. He then says some woman felt uncomfortable around Jacob in the vaguest terms possible. Graham is working overtime to fight battles no cult “expert” would waste their time on. The contrived nature of these productions is so apparent and manipulative as to be disturbingly in accord with Satan’s devices as an accuser of the brethren.
Down To Brass Tacks
While Graham Baldwin is the more public face of this coalition, it is indeed a coalition. They have gone on to claim people like John Haller and Bill Randles are somehow deluded and blindly following Jacob Prasch when nothing can be further from the truth. This was always about David Nathan and his heretical teachings. At one point in his first video, Graham Baldwin makes the claim that the people which were “attacked” had initially had a good relationship with Jacob Prasch and Moriel. This seems to be a means of establishing Jacob and Moriel’s accusers as reasonable and objective because they at one time agreed with and supported Jacob and Moriel. Apparently Mr. Baldwin suffers from short term memory loss as literally 40 seconds prior to this statement, he said, “…this was not something we were going to take too seriously, and the reason for this is that so often in organizations; churches and any group, there are sometimes personality clashes, and it is very difficult to actually work out what has actually gone on by the testimony from two sides.” So, Baldwin himself admits that “personality clashes” in any organization are quite normal; so normal in fact he claims he was poised to dismiss these alleged “complaints” but then makes the point that these people that were “attacked” at one point supported Moriel. Of course they did, Mr. Baldwin. Why is that surprising? You yourself acknowledge personality clashes happen within organizations. It goes without saying, then, that those people complaining at one time supported the organization. This is the entire basis of his “counselling service”. He supposedly helps people who were entrapped by cults. Is it necessary to state that the person who is now complaining about the organization at one time supported it? This is a manipulative tactic intended to portray his “clients” (so to speak) as innocent and objective victims who had no reason to come against Jacob Prasch or Moriel. Apparently Mr. Baldwin is so bereft of logical deduction as to be abysmally unaware of the fact that this is a two way street. Namely, that Jacob Prasch and Moriel were also once on good terms with the same individuals. In short, the emotional plea he is making in favor of those who were “attacked” could rightly be made in defense of Jacob Prasch and Moriel Ministries as well.
Graham Baldwin appears to be a pawn in this game, but no less guilty. He has become a willing participant in a smear campaign and was happy to be the face of it. He is therefore a partaker in this wickedness, and insofar as he wants to be a public representative he has been publicly cross-examined as it were. Drug dealers don’t exist without drug users; both are necessary for the illicit dance to commence.
Things like this are not usually worth my time, nor does Moriel seem particularly interested in responding to things that are so evidently absurd, but since Graham shows no signs of slowing, nor do I believe they will ever stop their campaign, I deemed it prudent to have something floating around for others to view should their curiosity ever be stoked or should they unfortunately give heed to these lies for a time. This is otherwise an ordeal that is irrelevant and birthed from the womb of vengeance which seeks to distract from the true work of the kingdom of God. Exposing truly damaging doctrines and practices that lead others astray is a worthwhile cause, but this sort of unceasing personal vengeance and campaign of defamation is what the children of Herodias will ceaselessly endeavor in.
Unsurprisingly, Graham Baldwin breathed threats of litigation against me in his last and even more ridiculous video. As was shown in this article, threatening to sue people seems to be a habitual practice for this man and this alone is evidence that he is not a Christian. The Bible calls Christians to suffer wrong even from the world. In Matthew 5:40, Jesus said, “If anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, let him have your coat also.”
Not only are Christians bid NOT to sue others they are even commanded not to retaliate in the face of others doing this wrong. That Graham Baldwin makes it a habit of threatening to sue people is all the evidence you need to know that he cannot possibly be a Christian. ANYONE who lends credibility to the idea that he is a Christian in light of this evidence calls into question their own “christianity” such that, without immediate repentance and repudiation of this affirmation, they prove themselves not to be Christians either.