Comments About ‘Bonesman’ Stratton (Updated)


“Comments About ‘Bonesman’ Stratton (Updated)


Update: I was noticing earlier this year the search-engine terms with which people came to my blog from places like Google, and noticed today that somebody had come in using the search phrase, “Is Dan Stratton a Freemason?” The answer to that question is a resounding YES, but what’s more, he is an admitted (and confirmed) member of the ultra-masonic cult known as the Skull and Bones Society (aka, “The Brotherhood of Death”).

This satanic cult is on the “darkest side” of the masonic world, because whereas “standard” Freemasons worship Lucifer as the angel of light (though lower-level masons are ignorant of this fact), the “Bonesmen” knowingly worship the same spirit by his God-given fallen name: satan (lower-case first letter of his name being intentional on my part, for I refuse to capitalize the names of demons and fallen angels). Due to this fact, and the positions of importance its members achieve in various areas of society, the S&B is often considered by researchers as an “ultra-masonic” organization. Regardless, both Freemasons and Skull and Bones members have the same characteristic of being anti-Christ organizations, bent on forming a “New World Order.” Therefore, the unrepentant members of both will end up in the same Lake of Fire into which their ‘master’ is destined to plunge:

Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. These two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone….The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever….And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire…. “But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” (Revelation 19:20; 20:10, 25; 21:8 NKJV)

So in short, Dan Stratton was certainly NEVER a Christian (much less a Christian minister, as he professes himself to be). I have known Dan Stratton personally, and have also researched the S&B fairly extensively. Stratton’s initiation rites into that satanic cult required him to swear total allegiance to the enemy of our souls, satan himself. Thus, unless he repents and renounces that black cult publicly and exposes their hidden secrets, he is to be shunned as a false-brother and false apostle—as I will elaborate concerning even further below. (End update)

Introducing Dan Stratton

Former Paradigm Seed Publishers author Dan Stratton is the founder of the business group called the “ProVision Network” (aka PVN), and also of “Faith Exchange Fellowship” (aka FEF) which purports itself to be a church. He recently stated publicly that he is still and active member of the Skull and Bones, a satanic order he had originally joined as a junior attending Yale University. (To view Stratton’s 700 Club interview where he readily admits his membership therein, click here, or visit the CBN web page about him and click on watch video.) Consequently, the book Divine ProVision formerly published by Paradigm Seed Publishers has been removed from the market indefinitely.

Stratton’s admitted active involvement in what has been well-documented to be a satanic cult is a clear violation of many Biblical precepts and precedents, including most notably:

Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry. I speak to sensible people; judge for yourselves what I say. Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body of Christ? Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body, for we all partake of the one loaf.

Consider the people of Israel: Do not those who eat the sacrifices participate in the altar? Do I mean then that a sacrifice offered to an idol is anything, or that an idol is anything? No, but the sacrifices of pagans are offered to demons, not to God, and I do not want you to be participants with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord’s table and the table of demons. Are we trying to arouse the Lord’s jealousy? Are we stronger than he? (1 Corinthians 10:14-22, NIV, emphasis added)

It is a clear Biblical truth that one cannot simultaneously be a servant of the Lord Jesus Christ (i.e. Christian, and especially a Christian minister) and an active member of a demonic organization too. Moreover, ALL researchers agree that the practices of the S&B are clearly demonic, as the following (two from the History Channel) exposés also point out very clearly:


History Channel Expose’:


FoxNews Story:


60-Minutes’ Story:


Let me be very clear in where I stand therefore: I, Rich Vermillion, fully renounce all ties to Dan Stratton. I also strongly repudiate his active involvement in the Skull and Bones satanic secret society.

Please note also that I actually wrote the book Divine ProVision, even solely authoring about 60% of its content—even thought I originally agreed to let Stratton have “top billing” on the cover. Therefore I have a large investment of myself and my time into that project (Stratton’s 40% came primarily from our firm’s transcriptions of his tapes).

Consequently, I also had a very significant financial stake in this book project. But when Stratton “came out of the closet” with his satanic activities (I did NOT know about his active S&B membership when I wrote the book), I no longer wanted to associate with him any more than the Publisher did. I readily agreed with the publisher’s board of directors—of which I was one—that the book should be removed from print, regardless of any financial loss I incurred as a result.

Moreover, in the light of all that I learned about Stratton through our association—and later from other former associates of his and through researching his S&B membership—I have also personally concluded that he is not a Christian (nor probably ever was). In my educated opinion, Stratton qualifies as a “false apostle” in accordance with the Scriptures:

For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works. (2 Corinthians 11:13-15, NKJV)

If Satan himself can put on a “church face” and “play holy” for a while with an agenda to deceive and ensnare, then it is not very difficult to comprehend that one of his agents can knowingly be an impostor sent to infiltrate the Body of Christ for satanic purposes.

Moreover, I do not care WHO endorses the man…whether nationally known ministers, government officials, or notable authors—to even include Kenneth Copeland (who I have also personally known) and Doug Wead (who is closely associated with several other S&B cult members as well).

Scripture and significant third-party evidence, added to the “bad fruit” and public professions of Stratton himself, clearly exposes Stratton’s true nature—regardless of his “endorsements.” In fact, I consider all such endorsements “red flags” concerning the supporter’s own spiritual condition, integrity, and personal agenda (and in the case of Kenneth Copeland, I have started a separate blog to confront the sins I am personally aware of within his life and “ministry”). So if anything, I am very wary of Stratton’s “endorsers” and quite suspicious of their judgment and true agendas—but NOT doubtful of the obvious evidence concerning Stratton. The Word of God is to be our anchor of truth, and not the so-called “endorsements” of questionable “Christian celebrities.”

Again, as a minister of the Gospel, I do NOT believe Dan Stratton is a bona fide Christian, but rather what the Bible refers to as a “false brother”:

But it was because of the false brethren secretly brought in, who had sneaked in to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, in order to bring us into bondage. But we did not yield in subjection to them for even an hour, so that the truth of the gospel would remain with you. (Galatians 2:4-5, NASB)

See also 2 Corinthians 11:26, and compare with Jude2 Peter 21 John 3:4-10; 4:1-6)

But to give you an additional “witness” in this matter, let me also suggest another third-party resource that I think will be very informative regarding this issue of the Skull and Bones (and specifically about Stratton himself):

Meet Evangelical Dan Stratton: Bonesman!


Comments Have Been Coming In

Of course, comments have begun to come in since Paradigm Seed Publishers posted its announcement about false-apostle Dan Stratton’s professed membership in the satanic cult, the Skull and Bones, and its removal of the book Divine ProVision from the market.

Most comments directed to me to date have been positive, but most were conveyed “offline.” One brother, however, went ahead and posted his comment on my blog here at (on the Welcome page, actually) since he did not have anywhere else to express himself. Being a former member of Stratton’s so-called “church” this guy is obviously passionate about this issue. (Note: I had to move John Ramaine’s comment to this post because the Welcome page did not seem an appropriate place to leave it.)

Consequently, I am posting this particular article be a place where other people can post their comments about this important issue.

Once you have reviewed the information within this article, feel free to post an educated comment to this blog about this very alarming issue if you would like.