Unfortunately, we see the social media blowing up again over two open air preachers. The root of this dispute stems from a day that Jed and Cindy Smock, and Broie Cope came to preach at Univ of Missouri in Springfield.
Here are the testimonies directly from the horses mouths. First up is Broie who wrote on his FB wall concerning Aaron:
Clarence Bro Cope wrote a new note: My comment on Aaron Brummitt.
July 2 at 11:41pm ·
My comment on Aaron Brummitt
Now the issue of Aaron Brummitt. Here is my comment:
I want to address this issue with Brummit, a man I called a c*ck-sucker. Here is the background. Jed and I had a permit to speak at that school in Missouri. We had a good sized crowd, and we were preaching about repentance, forsaking all sin, and walking in holiness. We preach that Jesus, the sovereign God, is powerful to destroy the works of the devil. We preach that Jesus has not only destroyed the works of the devil, but He has by one offering perfected all those who are sanctified.
Suddenly this guy Brummitt jumps right up in front me, running back and forth telling the students that I was a liar. He began to tell them that they COULD NOT stop sinning, that they would always be sinning, that it was God’s plan that they would remain in total bondage to sin until they die.
Typical Calvinist claptrap.
I take great exception to this line of preaching because it says that Jesus has not destroyed the works of the devil, and that Satan is still the more powerful of the two in this earth. The one who is the sovereign God of this world will be the one who commands the loyalty of His people.
Brummitt was telling the students that they could not stop sinning. That is tantamount to declaring that Satan is the sovereign one, that Satan is the more powerful, and it is Satan who will be obeyed and God cannot be obeyed.
You can guess my reaction when a preacher of Satan stands up and tries to steal my crowd to convince them that they cannot be free from Satan’s grasp.
His assertion is that God has failed; that Satan has more power to hold us in sin than almighty God has to free us from his grasp. The preaching that Satan has more power to hold us than Jesus has to free us is a declaration that Satan is the sovereign one, that Satan is God.
Now I don’t know about anyone else, but that kind of talk, arguing for the inescapability of sin does not sit well with me. I am offended when someone argues that Jesus has failed to do what He has so clearly said.
So I confronted him.
Here is where it gets interesting. When I looked into his eyes, I saw TWO sets of eyes – his and another set behind his. I have seen that a few times in demon possessed people. Plus I knew that demon. It was a sodomite demon. (Brummitt does have that swishy, metrosexual aura about him. Sets my gay-dar to barking like a submarine klaxon horn).
So I called it out. Do you know what a “tell” is? It is a gambler’s term. It is a minute facial reaction by which one trained in reading them is able to instantly know something about someone. When I named the demon, Brummitt had a strong “Oh Nooo” tell. I know that demon, and that demon knows me.
But Brummitt continued to try to convince the students that they could never be free of Satan. It was then that I said what I did about his future.
He may not be a practicing child molester right now, but that is where he is headed. I prophesied that the day would come when he would be arrested for molesting small boys. I know the demon that I saw.
Oh I am sure Brummitt is fighting to keep that perverted monster in line. But his theology is already one of failure. He already believes he cannot be free of Satan’s control. So it is just a matter of time until that demon wears him down and he takes the same path that Jimmy Swaggart took. He will give in and then give in a little sooner.
When someone is convinced that they cannot overcome sin, guess what?
THEY NEVER WILL.
So in conclusion, I stand by what I said. Maybe not this week, or next, but the time will come that Brummitt will be overcome by the boy molesting demon in him and he will do it.
His theology, that says he can never stop sinning, will guarantee it. He is programmed to failure not to success.
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Joey Felts I appreciate your honesty bro Clarence Bro Cope
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Cindy Lasseter Smock – Bro Cope, I am behind you and have great regard for your character and discernment. Aaron did appear to have a demon…you left out the point that he did not interrupt us briefly and make comments but he paced back and for in front of us yelling like a crazy man for hours…he seemed to be in some kind of trance. In the spiritual sense he is already what you called out and prophesied. He is molesting youth with his teaching that one can be covered by the blood but not cleansed, one can be forgiven but not freed from sin.
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Jim Gilles Jesse Morrell,
Is this the same guy who attempted to stop you from preaching at the U of Missouri?
Aaron Brummitt’s testimony is below in regards to the above accusations testimony of Broie Cope who travels with Jed Smock campus preaching.
Wow, they failed to mention how Cindy invited me to tell the audience what the bible says, after I asked a question.
I was actually invited to speak…(they thought i would be unable to answer the question). Then when i began to confront their foolishness and idolatry with scripture…They called the police on me. The police, after discovering I was a student, said carry on.
That infuriated the Smockites even more.
I confronted COPE with scripture that day and he called me a c–ck sucker.
Later in the evening, When students surrounded me with bible questions, he came at me and hit me with his shoulder knocking me nearly to the ground. If it had been video taped he would have gone to jail.
Concerning all the doctrinal lies he posted, he has simply made it all up.
I never told him you cant have victory over sin or any of the other foolishness he mentions.
Next, homosexuality has always been the highest level of filth to me, even when i was lost.
There has never been one minute in my life i have ever been even slightly interested in homo acts.
So his words were lies and he is a dirty liar.
Secondly, he is a devilish punk.
To go around making false prophecies that I will be caught molesting children in a year or year and a half.
Never happened, not happening, and better never happen by the grace of God!
He is one of the most wicked vile men I know.
In closure, the second time I confronted him on campus, after I saw his vile abominations and hellish methods.
I did not get permission from them to speak.
I called him out again in front of the students and preached the gospel.
So he proceeded to call me a d–k wad and c–ck sucker this time.
He is a disgrace to God and if he comes back to msu he will be confronted every time for his false prophecies, physical violence, his filthy mouth, and his reprobate heart.
Other testimonies from open air preachers:
Kellen Moore I personally saw the video where cope is cursing, and filth is coming out if his mouth. Here is the deal, the Bible tells us PLAINLY let NO CORRUPT communication proceed out of your mouth. Jesus said out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. I cannot, in good conscience towards God endorse such wickedness. The Bible is the final authority, God would NEVER tell ANYONE to use such vile language while preaching the gospel or at any time for that matter. Cope needs to repent, plain and simple.
Douglas Vera Berry The part of what was said above that I personally want to point out is Cindy Smock’s endorsement, which is a tactic to deflect. This has been used time and again by those mentioned. These people are constantly spewing this junk in open air, online or in person and then follow with how they are sinlessly perfect. But…… they’re the only ones. Everyone else who is not in their little inner circle is substandard at best and falsely accused of everything under the sun. If you try to correct them, they shun you and as you can see, attack viciously. Why? Because they’re sinlessly perfect and you aren’t. They testify about how nice they are but only to those who don’t correct them. As long as you flatter them to the moon with lots of kudos, they are all peaches and cream. For example, Jesse put out a 4 hour and 30 minute video on Jed and Cindy 😴 and others in the in of ins. This put these people on a pedestal ….. along with Jesse. Anyone who questions and refutes what is said was not included with a video of their ministry. We could care less and would absolutely refuse under these circumstances. The point is that they are self proclaimed sinlessly perfect with Jesse’s endorsement. In this overly lengthy video, there is not one vulgar moment. I mean, it was purposely done without these issues that people are concerned about. On one occasion, I spoke to Cindy about this dirty Kotex prop. This is where they take tampons and Kotex and paint them as though they are used as a symbol of sin. I was aghast when I saw that. It is sickening. I hate that prop. To equate sin to a menstrual period puts a woman to shame and degrades her womanhood for something incredibly personal. I thought I would die when I saw that nauseating thing. I was immediately defriended by Cindy for questioning this. She and this little gang are above correction. They insulate themselves by surrounding themselves with people like Jesse who give them a good appearance with all this exultation and praise. I think that model has historically been proven a failure to lift a person up as the “one.” How can we be aligned with these people who speak such vulgar heinous nonsense to the lost? Because those men in leadership refuse to address these issues, it has escalated to this point. You know who you are. You call yourself a bold man of God who speaks truth. Phooey. You have to judge what is said and refute it if it’s wrong. Vera
And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets. (1 Corinthians 14:32 KJV)
Mike Bradley Pastor Aaron Brummitt is a man of integrity, preaches the word with boldness and has a heart for souls to be saved. He’s serious about the gospel and has suffered for its cause. Any man who speaks against him, I will oppose.
A “reviler” is someone who uses words to destroy the reputation of another. By claiming that pastor Brummit has a sodomite demon, Cope has to his great shame, effectively reviled pastor Brummit. The Spirit-inspired word has this to say about revilers.
(1Co 5:11) But actually, I wrote to you not to associate with any so-called brother if he is an immoral person, or covetous, or an idolater, or a REVILER, or a drunkard, or a swindler–not even to eat with such a one.
(1Co 6:10) nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor REVILERS, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God.
This should be a cause of concern for ‘bro Cope’. Cope also doesn’t seem to be too concerned with his use of profanity, but the bible says….
(1Pe 1:15) but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior;
Ironically, Cope’s own sinful behavior has proven that his version of ‘sinless perfectionism’ is false. The scriptures affirm as much, since Heb 12:1, 2 Cor 7:1 and 1 Cor 1:9 (all texts speaking to believers) clearly show that it is possible for genuine believers to sin. Rather, it’s how we respond to sin that makes the difference, as 1 John teaches. The false convert will claim he has no sin (1 Jn 1;8), while the genuine believer will confess sin (1 Jn 1:9) and repent.
One thing that is for sure, there is no definitive interpretation of 1 Jn 3:8 that defines the ‘works of the devil’ in such a narrow manner as Cope does.
The things Cope has said about Pastor Brummit are false and injurious and creates a stain on the entire street preaching community. Cope should repent, and also apologize publicly to pastor Brummit.
These are dark days, getting darker. It’s time to put away game-playing, egos and the desire for personal followings. Souls are at stake and our time to reach them is fast disappearing.
Brad St Clair I live in the Springfield, Missouri area where I have had a street witnessing ministry for 10 years now. Pastor Aaron Brummitt lives, street preaches, and has a church here. I have known him for several years, and have gone out street preaching on many occasions with him, as well as having attending outreach events with him. My wife, Leann, and I have also visited his church several times. I have heard Aaron preach countless times. He always preaches repentance, trust in Christ, turning away from sin, and living a holy life unto the Lord, etc. I have never heard him say Christians cannot break free from Satan’s power. I know people at the campus where the Smock’s and Cope were when Aaron spoke that they are referring to. After this incident, I called Aaron and had a long conversation about this. What he wrote in his comment above is what he told me that day, shortly after it happened. I believe Aaron’s account of what happened. I have witnessed him in action for several years, first hand. Bro Cope is in the wrong to call him these vulgar names and to say he will be molesting boys in the near future. There are few who match the intensity for Christ in caring for the lost to be saved and living a holy life as I have seen in Pastor Aaron Brummitt.
Dennis Vance I street witness with Pastor Aaron Brummitt on a weekly basis and I can attest that he preaches repentance & faith in our Lord Jesus. Pastor Aaron preaches against sinless perfectionism & that’s what Cope & Smock don’t want to hear. It is a privilege to lift up the name of Jesus with Pastor Aaron. we need more biblical pastors willing to preach in the open-air.
Kevin O. Pulver I blocked “Bro” Cope several years ago, after a facebook exchange about profanity, where he claimed to have pronounced judgment and seen 30 some odd thousand people die under his ministry. (I forget the exact number, but I did the math and it worked out to several a week for several decades I think. And was a veiled death threat for me opposing him.) He was spouting crazy stories about dead flies coming alive when he walked into a room, saying God came to him for counsel, and bizarre things like that. I decided he was nothing more or less than an open-air Kenneth Copeland. He waxed very irrational in defending Cindy Smocks use of the “F” word to some girls at LSU years ago. (I believe it only happened once, but not only did she never repent, but she publicly claimed on a facebook exchange that the Holy Ghost let her to do it!) John Moore recently opposed me bitterly over this incident, and blocked me during an exchange on Mark Herridge Sr. wall. Sadly John is not the only one who defends or ignores this incident concerning Cindy. I have brought it up publicly in generic/hypothetical terms to Ruben and Jesse and others, and they (knowing of the incident) would not publicly condemn it. I say sadly, because I like these guys. I’ve been born again for 29 years, and Jed smock was a major influence on my life as my old pastor used to bring guys like Holy Hubert and Jed in to church and campus. While on a Peruvian mission trip in a bus ride over the Andes Mountains, I’ve shown Johns video production of Jed and defended his doctrine of holiness to sin excusing pastors and professing Christians across America. But I do believe judgment must begin at the house of God. I do believe we must be equal in our judging. We must not redefine sin to give a pass to open air preachers. We must not be pragmatic. Jed comes off nowadays like an open air Howard Stern. And he publicly defends Roman Catholicism, Creflo Dollar, Joel Osteen, Robert Schuller, and other apostates. And “Bro” Cope’s behavior (not simply alleged, but ADMITTED) does not prove holiness is impossible, it just proves he is not holy!
John McGlone I would recommend a formal debate between Clarence Broie Cope and Aaron Brummitt concerning this controversy the next time Jed Smock and company are in MO. Maybe Aaron can arrange a meeting hall, have it published that there would be many students there. I would travel up there to see and record that for sure. I see that both have blocked me now. Not sure why, they won’t be transparent about these things except they are holding unto relationships or traditions they have created for themselves. This is a formal request to all the open air community for transparency before the Holy God whom we preach!
Manny Y. Villorente When I saw bro Brumitt’s preaching before, I saw that he has integrity and he really loves the Lord and have compassion to the lost souls. You can sense it spiritually and heartfully. I saw some of his audience cried and cheered (looks very convicted by the love and passion). When I first read of Cope’s post above, if you are not bias you can see clearly that there is lies behind it..As per my analysis, I don’t think that any street preacher or who really read Bible will say anything in below because of the many obvious verses in scriptures.
1. Jesus has not destroyed the works of the devil, and that Satan is still the more powerful of the two in this earth.
2. that it was God’s plan that they would remain in total bondage to sin…Me: Wow. God will plan this? Even some people (still have a good conscience) who didn’t read Bible (even Catholic) surely will not say such words, plus the fact that Bro Brumitt preached repentance.
But I believe that those dirty words uttered by cope about Brumitt is from the devil (without a doubt), again, even if I will ask some people (still have a good conscience) who didn’t read Bible, the words he used are surely not of God. And the false prophecy like child #$%#*..lol..