Monday, May 16, 2022

Most Preachers Don't Pay Attention To The Details

Acts 15:1 and 24, “And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the brethren, and said, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved. ...Forasmuch as we have heard, that certain which went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying, Ye must be circumcised, and keep the law: to whom we gave no such commandment:

One of the biggest problems, or sore evils, since the beginning of time is shallow preachers who don't pay attention to the details. I love our text passages from Acts chapter 15, verses 1 and 24. In this passage we first see that a group of false teachers had come down from Judea. The Bible says “down” because Judea is up in the mountains. These false teachers were no doubt sincere, Judaizers who were still stuck on the Old Testament law. They were caught between grace and works! This is a common evil that we still see today in religious circles everywhere, mainly in Bible colleges and churches.

God pays attention to details more than anyone. Matthew 10:29-30, “Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.
 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.” Wow! God even keeps track of the number of hairs on our head. That is an amazing truth! It means that God pays attention to every little detail of our life, body and very being (existence). God notices the little things that most of us overlook.

I am also sometimes guilty of not paying attention to little things. When I go to any grocery store, I started a habit many years ago of grabbing one or two loose carts in the store parking lot, and I wheel them back into the store. It is a small thing that I do, but I do it for Jesus, both to let my let shine (Matthew 5:16), and to help me stay out of the self life” (Philippians 2:4-5). It is a good practice to get into the habit of doing little things like this for others, to learn the importance of little things. Pastor Jack Hyles used to wisely say: “The most important job is the one that doesn't get done!” I love that truth.

Sadly, most pastors today (or preachers) don't pay attention to the details, especially in doctrine. They pay attention to the details financially, to their utter shame, but they don't care about the importance of right doctrine! The false prophets in Acts 15:1 taught that you could not go to Heaven unless you keep the Mosaic law, which the Apostles said in verse 24 they never taught. The Apostle confirmed through their messengers that this was in fact, heresy being taught in Acts 15:1. It was another gospel!

I have made a lengthy list below of all the unbiblical embellishments I have heard, which are being added nowadays to corrupt the Gospel by foolish preachers:
  1. walk an aisle
  2. pray a prayer
  3. join a church, denomination or convention
  4. turn from your sins
  5. repent of your sins
  6. be willing to turn away from sin
  7. feel sorrow for your sins
  8. forsake a lifestyle of sinning
  9. be baptized in water
  10. speak in “tongues”
  11. turn over a new leaf
  12. ask Christ into your heart
  13. invite Jesus into your life
  14. surrender your entire personality to Christ
  15. surrender all
  16. live a holy life
  17. live a changed life
  18. give control of your life over to Christ
  19. faithfully run the race
  20. count the cost and pay the price
  21. live a lifestyle of repentance from sins
  22. turn away from the old life
  23. follow Jesus no matter what the cost
  24. make Jesus the “Lord” (Master) of your life
  25. be sorrow for your sin
  26. confess Christ publicly
  27. keep the Sabbath Day
  28. keep God's Ten Commandments
  29. get rid of bad habits and vices
  30. ask Jesus into your heart
  31. have a religious experience
  32. feel hatred for sin
NONE of these things are required to get to Heaven. Yet, I can hardly listen to a sermon, or visit a church website, or watch a YouTube video, or hear a Bible college chapel service, or read a religious tract, without seeing these unbiblical additions to God's simple plan of salvation, which is by faith alone in the Gospel (Good News) of Jesus Christ crucified, buried and risen the third day (1st Corinthians 15:1-6).

It saddens my heart to hear preachers obscuring, confusing and corrupting the Gospel with all sorts of embellishments. The Bible says in 2nd Corinthians 4:3-4, “But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. The Devil doesn't want lost sinners to get saved. Satan wants people to burn in the Lake of Fire with him. So the Devil blinds men's minds! How does he do this? Satan hinders people from getting saved by obscuring and hiding the Gospel of free grace.

For example: Pastor Osteen gets the Gospel horribly WRONG. I was listening to him preach the other night (if you can call his motivational speeches preaching). At the end of his sermon, Joel gave a counterfeit plan of salvation that made me cringe. Pastor Osteen requires four things to be saved that are totally unbiblical:
Joel says you must “receive Jesus as Lord” to be saved.
Joel says you must “repent of your sins” to be saved.
Joel says you must “pray” to be saved.
Joel says you must “follow Christ” to be saved.
I heard Joel Osteen on TV the other day require those four unbiblical things to be saved. Joel didn't even mention Jesus' death, burial or resurrection in his suggested sinner's prayer. Dear reader, you don't need to do any of those things which Joe Osteen sinfully requires. The Bible Gospel of free grace taught in 1st Corinthians 15:1-4 doesn't include those things!

You can simply BELIEVE on the Lord Jesus Christ to be saved (Acts 16:30-31). You don't have to pray. Nor do you have to “ask” to be saved. God is already offering you eternal life as a gift, if you will simply BELIEVE. John 6:47, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.”

Dear friend, the tiny details truly do matter! May we all start paying careful attention to the details of that which matters most in our life. Most people pay careful attention to the charges on their credit card, while never giving a second thought to the doctrine being spoon-fed to them by the preachers they listen to. Think about the foolishness of that! Right doctrine matters. It truly bothers me that nearly everyone is okay with one or more of the embellishments that I listed earlier.

How about you my friend? What do you think a person needs to do to be saved, so you can go to Heaven? If the answer is to simply place one's childlike trust (confidence) as an admitted guilty sinner in the Good News of Jesus Christ crucified for our sins, buried and risen the third day, then you are correct and saved. But if you add anything else to your faith, then it immediately becomes works. Hebrews 11:6, “And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.”

It is sad that I sometimes hear preachers (e.g. Peter S. Ruckman, William P. Grady and Robert Breaker) falsely teaching that people were saved by works in the Old Testament, under the Mosaic law. What saith the Scripture? Romans 4:4, “Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.” If at any time in history, salvation were ever by works, then God owed those people eternal life. As we just read, God does not owe anybody forgiveness of sins. No one under the Mosaic law could perfectly keep the law, which is why the blood of a sacrificed lamb needed sprinkled each year by the high priest, on the mercy seat in the presence of God. These were ceremonial rituals done as shadows of the real things to come in Heaven (Hebrews 10:1), by our eternal High Priest (Hebrews 4:14-16).

Details are important friend. The Bible plainly proclaims God's easy, simple and free plan of salvation by faith alone in Jesus Christ. It is not okay to embellish, add, change or subtract anything from the simplicity that is in Christ, which is THE GOSPEL. So when we hear naïve or corrupt preachers teaching things they ought not for filthy lucre's sake (Romans 16:17-18), we should SPEAK UP for God and leave that place.

I recently learned about a popular evangelistic play, which became a video, titled: Heaven's Gates And Hell's Flames. Tragically, the video is packed full of damnable heresy, numerous embellishments to the Gospel. I wrote this blog to refute the presentation. I am sick and tired of visiting indifferent Bible colleges and churches, who just merely go along with whatever is being preached, giving false teachers the benefit of the doubt that they are really saved and mean well, they just use different wording (semantics). Folks, that is NOT okay to do!!!

Telling someone to turn away from your sins to be saved is damnable false doctrine! A lot of preachers are using that unbiblical phrase today, but they don't explain to their audience what they mean by turn from sin.” It is one of the Devil's favorite deceptions today, because it obscures the light of the truth of the Gospel. Does a person have to stop, try to stop or be willing to stop sinning to be saved? No, absolutely not! That may offend you, but it is 100% Biblical.

The honest truth is that NO ONE has ever stopped sinning! Even the best saints still struggle daily with sin (Romans 7:14-25). To tell someone that to be saved they should desire not to sin anymore is also a false plan of salvation, because all that God requires to receive His free gift of eternal life is that you admit you are a guilty sinner. You need to know what you're being saved from. You need to see your need for redemption, so you'll BELIEVE the Gospel to be saved (Galatians 3:24-26). We are a SINNER and Jesus is the only SAVIOR! It is that simple.

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Did Dr. Curtis Hutson Preach A Different Gospel Than Dr. John R. Rice?

Regarding repentance and Dr. John R. Rice (1895-1980), it is unfortunate that Dr. Rice used the phrase "turn from sin with all your heart," in his writings, because the Bible doesn't use those terms concerning salvation. In his book: "I Am A Fundamentalist Not A Nut," Dr. Rice defends Brooke Westcott and Fenton Hort, the two biggest heretics of the 19th century, and fathers of all modern corrupt Bible versions. In fairness to Dr. Rice, he didn't have the incredible library of wealth on the internet as we do today. So to answer the question: Did Dr. Curtis Hutson Preach A Different Gospel Than Dr. John R. Rice? The answers is: Yes and No!

Humbly said, Dr. Rice was wrong about Westcott and Hort not being part of a Satanic conspiracy to corrupt the Holy Bible. They sure were, whether they realized it or not! Both men were unsaved Anglican ministers and supportive of Roman Catholicism. Both men denied numerous fundamental doctrines of the Christian faith; such as, Christ's virgin birth, a literal Heaven and Hell, denied Jesus' deity, denied the doctrine of atonement, and the inerrancy of the Scriptures. Pastor Max Younce exposes Westcott and Hort here.

So Dr. Rice wasn't always correct! We must not cite him as an authority on repentance!

Although I disagree with Dr. Rice's use of the phrase "turn from sin," because the Bible never teaches that, I am convinced that Brother Rice was saved and correct on the Gospel itself, as evidenced by the following helpful quote:
"There are those hyper-dispensationalists who think that John the Baptist preached a different Gospel from Christ when he commanded repentance (Matt. 3:2). But it is the same repentance Jesus commanded in Matthew 4:17, in Luke 13:3 and 5, and the same repentance that Paul preached in Athens that God “now commandeth all men every where to repent” (Acts 17:30 31). Repentance is not a different plan of salvation from having faith: it is part of the same plan of salvation. Or rather repentance is simply another way of describing or looking at the plan of salvation. One who turns from sin to God has done so by trusting in Jesus Christ. A change of mind toward sin is necessarily involved in saving faith. ...Everyone who genuinely repented under the preaching of John the Baptist put his trust in the Saviour John the Baptist preached, and was regenerated. There is no such thing as being “a disciple of John the Baptist” in any honest sense without being a disciple of Jesus, that is, without trusting Christ for salvation." ~Evangelist John R. Rice, “Acts: Filled With The Spirit,” pp. 251-252; Sword Of The Lord, Murfreesboro, Tennessee; ©1963
As Dr. Rice just plainly said: "One who turns from sin to God has done so by trusting in Jesus Christ." So Dr. Rice DIDN'T require people to turn from sin to be saved, he simply believed that when you BELIEVE ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST you have turned from sin. Dr. Rice makes is clear that "TRUSTING IN JESUS CHRIST" is all that is required to be saved. And of course, to trust Christ MUST includes the admission that one is a guilty sinner, because we need to know what we are being saved from (Romans 3:19-20; Galatians 3:24-26). Trusting Christ MUST also include acknowledgement of three facts of the Gospel (1 Corinthians 15:1-4):
1. Christ DIED on the cross for our sins.
2. Christ was BURIED.
3. Christ bodily RESURRECTED from the dead three days later.
Nothing more is required or permitted by God. Anyone who requires a person to turn away from living a lifestyle of sin is WRONG. The very idea is silly, because NO ONE has ever turned away from sinning. Even the best saints still SIN (Romans 7:14-25). The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) today has 45,000 member churches. Every SBC church that I have attended teaches that you must give up your sinful ways to get to Heaven, which is a false gospel. They all preach the Devil's lie of Lordship Salvation, requiring that you surrender control of your life over to Christ, to follow and live for Him from now on. None of that is the Gospel. I love what Pastor Harry A Ironside said:
“The Gospel is not a call to repentance, or to amendment of our ways, to make restitution for past sins, or to promise to do better in the future. These things are proper in their place, but they do not constitute the Gospel; for the Gospel is not good advice to be obeyed, it is good news to be believed. Do not make the mistake then of thinking that the Gospel is a call to duty or a call to reformation, a call to better your condition, to behave yourself in a more perfect way than you have been doing in the past …Nor is the Gospel a demand that you give up the world, that you give up your sins, that you break off bad habits, and try to cultivate good ones. You may do all these things, and yet never believe the Gospel and consequently never be saved at all.” ~Pastor Harry A. Ironside, “What Is The Gospel?”
Missionary to India for over 30 years, Evangelist David C. Cloud, is a good man as far as good men go. But he is a bitter enemy against Pastor Jack Hyles, for which I do not respect him. David Cloud has horribly dubbed Dr. Hyles: "The King Of Shallow Soulwinning!" On the Day of Pentecost, the Bible says the Apostle Peter preached the Gospel and 3,000 people got saved. No one was interrogated. No one had to be watched to see if their life changed. No one was required to forsake their sinful lifestyle. They simply "gladly received his Word" (Acts 2:41). That is, they heard the Gospel and they BELIEVED it! (Galatians 3:2). Now, David Cloud can call that type of soulwinning "shallow," but it is the Bible way and the only way to be saved! I have read Mr. Cloud's plan of damnation, and it is not the free grace Gospel.

It was David Cloud who started saying garbage that Pastor Curtis Hutson and Dr. John R. Rice didn't agree on salvation. They both believed the same Gospel!!! They just presented it differently. The only difference is that Dr. Hutson refused to use the words: "turn from sin" as Dr. Rice did. But from the quote I just shared with you, Brother Rice made it very clear that he believed: "One who turns from sin to God has done so by trusting in Jesus Christ." That is the opposite of what we are hearing preached in 90% of Bible colleges and churches today! Look at this Satanic tommyrot preached at Bob Jones University nowadays by Dr. Steve Pettit.

It is my humble opinion that Dr. John R. Rice hindered many people from getting saved, by his use of the unbiblical phrase “turn from your sin.” Likewise, I believe that cartoon artist Jack Chick was saved, but he also sinfully embellished the simple Gospel, requiring people to “turn away from sin (repent)” in all 800,000,000 of his Chick Tracts on the back page, step number 2 in his perverse plan of damnation. I believe Jack was saved because I have read his website about Jesus' imputed righteousness, in which he never mentions the word repent even once. I think Jack Chick knew he was in error, and struggling with the issue, trying to remedy the matter by writing a correct Gospel elsewhere. Likely, in his thinking, he couldn't change his plan of salvation 800,000,000 tracts later without looking like a fool, and angering many churches. But friend, we are not supposed to present our OWN plan of salvation. We are commanded to share GOD'S plan of salvation, which doesn't include turning from your sinning. Romans 5:6b plainly says, “CHRIST DIED FOR THE UNGODLY!!!

I think a lot of people did get saved from Chick Tracts, who had heard the Gospel preached elsewhere, but Jack's cartoon evangelism impressed upon them to receive Christ. However, I have personally received emails from people, who testified to me that they almost went to Hell because of Jack Chick. One man told me that for several years he wouldn't come to Christ, because he had read in a Chick Tract that God required him to forsake his sinful lifestyle to be saved, and he wasn't ready to do that. Jack Chick has much blood on his hands, for adding an unnecessary requirement to God's simple plan of salvation, which is by faith alone in the Good News (Gospel) of the Lord Jesus Christ (1st Corinthians 15:1-4).

What Steve Pettit, David Cloud and Jack Chick preach is NOT the Gospel, not even close! I humbly think Pilgrim's Progress author, John Bunyan, said it best:
“If you do not put a difference between justification wrought by the man Christ without and sanctification wrought by the Spirit of Christ within, you are not able to divide the Word aright; but contrariwise, you corrupt the Word of God, and cast stumbling blocks before the people.” —John Bunyan (1628-1688)
Neither repentance or getting saved (which are the same event) result in a changed life. Getting saved doesn't change a person one bit, except that now God's Holy Spirit lives inside of that new believer. Once saved, all things are become new (2nd Corinthians 5:17), because now our spiritual eyes are opened (1 Corinthians 2:14-16). A believer must desire the sincere milk of the Word of God to grow (1 Peter 2:2). The Word of God sanctifies us, because it is THE TRUTH (John 17:17). God wants every believer to make a second decision, to yield our self as a living sacrifice to serve Christ as our "Lord" (Romans 12:1-2). I think Pastor M.R. DeHaan (1891-1965) said it very well:
"There is a vast difference between coming to Jesus for salvation and coming after Jesus for service. Coming to Christ makes one a believer, while coming after Christ makes one a disciple. All believers are not disciples. To become a believer one accepts the invitation of the Gospel, to be a disciple one obeys the challenge to a life of dedicated service and separation. Salvation comes through the sacrifice of Christ; discipleship comes only by sacrifice of self and surrender to His call for devoted service. Salvation is free, but discipleship involves paying the price of a separated walk. Salvation can't be lost because it depends upon God's faithfulness, but discipleship can be lost because it depends upon our faithfulness." ~Pastor M.R. DeHaan, "Hebrews"; Zondervan Publishing House, 1959 (p. 117)
In summary, I do not think David Cloud is saved. He denies that faith alone can save a man. Mr. Cloud teaches that you must be willing to stop living in sin to be saved, which is the same as requiring someone to keep the Mosaic law, which cannot justify a man (Romans 3:29-20). Only faith justifies a man (Galatians 3:26). I think Dr. Curtis Hutson gets repentance and the Gospel 100% correct. I think Dr. John R. Rice got the Gospel correct, but poorly chose his wording, which unfortunately has caused much confusion in the churches who respect his theology. John R. Rice was wrong to tell people to turn from sin to be saved.

I would expose him as a heretic if it weren't for the fact that he explains exactly what he means, which I shared with you earlier: "One who turns from sin to God has done so by trusting in Jesus Christ." All that Dr. Rice believed a person needs to do to be saved is to TRUST IN JESUS CHRIST!!! I agree. That is Biblical (John 6:47).

The word “repent” as it relates to salvation always means “a change of mind.” This is the Greek noun form, metanoia. The Greek verb form (e.g., Mark 1:15) of the word is metanoeo, which means “to think differently.” The Bible doesn't tell us what to think differently about. God intentionally chose to use this open-ended, all-inclusive word. In other words, you must repent of whatever it is that is hindering you from doing the ONLY thing you can do to be saved, put your FAITH in Jesus Christ. Galatians 3:26, “For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.”

Not one verse in the Bible teaches to “turn from sin” to be saved! Proponents of the “turn from your sins” heresy always run to every verse in the Bible which says to “repent,” taking the verses out of proper context, ASS-U-ming that the word repent means to “turn from sin.” Dear friend, since the ONLY thing that can keep a person out of Heaven is UNBELIEF, then the only sin that you need to literally repent of is UNBELIEF.

The man, woman or child who BELIEVES on Jesus Christ, no matter how ungodly or unwilling to depart from their sins they may be, will be instantly forgiven and pardoned upon the basis of Christ's sacrifice on the cross. Repentance is solely a matter of acknowledging THE TRUTH that you are a guilty sinner (John 3:21; 2nd Timothy 2:25), and turning TOWARD GOD (Acts 20:21) to be saved by faith alone in His only begotten Son (John 3:16). Whatever changes God wants to see happen in that person's life, you can be assured that God is not an absent parent, and He will attend to that matter (Hebrews 12:6-8).

The Gospel of John is God's Gospel tract according to John 20:31, "But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name." In John we find the word "believe" mentioned 88 times, but there is NO MENTION of the words: "surrender" or "repent" or "follow" or "confess" or "run the race" or anything else to get to Heaven. Jesus said in John 6:28-29 that the only "work of God" to be saved is to "BELIEVE ON HIM."

Salvation is not a reward for the righteous; it is a gift for the guilty!

Salvation is not doing your best, it is having Christ's best put to your account through receiving Him by faith.

Turning away from sinful ways would be a work. Faith puts all of the merit where it belongs, on the object of our faith, Jesus and His work.

If to “repent” means to forsake our sinful ways TO BE SAVED, but Jesus already paid for our sins by dying on the cross, then what are we repenting from?

The true Gospel always points you to CHRIST; a false gospel always points to YOU.

Kindest regards and thank you for reading.

Thursday, May 12, 2022

What Exactly Is: "Lordship Salvation?"

Acts 16:30-31, “And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.”

The following helpful truth is quoted from the retired preacherman website:
God’s Word clearly states that salvation is by Grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone.

Ephesians 2:8-9: [8] For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: [9] Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Lordship “salvation” (LS) is the unsupportable and unbiblical belief that the PERFORMANCE of good works, the PROMISE of good works, or the EVIDENCE of good works MUST accompany faith in Christ in order to establish, or provide evidence, that such faith has resulted in eternal life.

LS can be overt (one must forsake all of his sins and follow Christ in obedience and discipleship in order to receive eternal life) or VERY SUBTLE (one’s behavior will change once he has received eternal life, one must desire to get better in order to receive eternal life, one must want to have a relationship with Jesus in order to receive eternal life, or one must go beyond mere intellectual assent (head faith vs. heart faith) in order to receive eternal life.

Nowhere in the Bible does it say that any of these man-made conditions are necessary for one to receive eternal life. And yet, such things are taught by many churches, ministries, and pastors throughout professing Christendom.

We expose the people who promote LS, because they:
• Keep people lost (Luke 8-12; 2 Corinthians 4:4);

• Are accursed (Galatians 1:9);

• Frustrate grace (Galatians 2:21);

• Bewitch believers, rendering the believers ineffective in their Christian lives (Galatians 5:4); and

• Are to be marked and avoided (Romans 16:17 and 16:18)

In addition to the above, LS causes people to focus on themselves, rather than on Christ, for assurance of salvation.

We cannot know whether or not someone influenced by LS is saved. In some cases, they may have never even heard the Gospel presented clearly, and may have never believed in Jesus as their Savior. In other cases, they may have believed in Jesus as their Savior, but have received bad teaching that causes them ongoing confusion. We cannot tell which is which. But, in any case, they need our prayers and they need a clear presentation of the gospel.

One wonders why so many thousands of seeking souls flock to the false message of LS. Could it be a cultic draw by charismatic personalities who manipulate scripture, relish the attention, fame and (incidentally) the dollars cleverly conned from their followers?

Or, could it be that they walk into the nearest church, and they are sold a false LS gospel? After all, people naturally want to trust authority figures. In either case, the person who is fed false LS teaching is being steered away from the truth.

Although this list is by no means complete, following are some of the terms that are associated with Lordship salvation as being requirements for receiving eternal life:
“Repent of your sins”
“Turn from your sins”
“Be willing to turn from your sins”
“Put Christ on the throne of your life”
“Give your life to Christ”
“Commit to follow Christ”
Some proponents of Lordship salvation will allow that salvation is by Grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, but then will insist that a saved person will show signs of being saved, such as sinning less and doing good works. If these “signs” are not present, they will insist, or at least heavily suspect, that a person has never believed in Christ as Savior.

This thought process can never lead to assurance of salvation, because it is always dependent on how one thinks he is DOING at any given point in time (we put DOING in all caps, because it is a work). Other folks think that God knows whether or not they are TRYING (we put TRYING in all caps, because it is a work). Trying will not help you attain eternal life. Eternal life is a free gift, received when someone trusts in Christ alone for it.

If you think you may be under the influence of LS, and would like to read a clear presentation of the gospel, click here: The Gospel

Sunday, May 8, 2022

The Danger Of Embellishing The Gospel

1st Corinthians 15:1-4, “Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:”

I am tired of hearing preacher after preacher embellish the Gospel, so that people cannot see the clear light of the truth of the Gospel. The Bible tells us in 2nd Corinthians 4:3-4, “
But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. The Devil's greatest weapon is to con people into living the Christian life without ever being born again. Hundreds of millions of religious people all across the world are living the Christian life. They attend churches. They sing hymns and religious music. They tithe. They love each other and serve in their church and community. They give money to missions and to help the needy. They can talk about religion for hours and hours. They are good people by all human standards of decency.

But they have never been born again, which happens only by faith alone in the Good News of Jesus Christ crucified, buried and risen the third day. God the Father sent His only begotten Son, Jesus, into the world to be despised, rejected, beaten beyond human recognition, and then brutally crucified as a common criminal. 2nd Corinthians 5:21, “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. Jesus paid a debt that He did not owe, because we owed a debt that we could not pay.

I fully agree with Pastor Curtis Hutson (1934-1995), who said:
“But we've so muddied the Gospel, that when men want to make a decision to trust Christ, we've made it so complicated that they can't make a simple decision to 'Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.' We'll say, 'If you don't do this' or 'You don't do that' or 'You haven't done that,' you're not saved'; but the truth of the matter is that when asked in the Bible, 'Sirs, what must I do to be saved?,' one clear simple answer was given to him — 'Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.'” — Pastor Curtis Hutson, “Things That Are Different Are Not The Same” (preached at Southwide Baptist Fellowship on October 3, 1994)
I know a local Baptist pastor who always teaches people to have a “relationship” with Jesus. Although every child of God does have an adopted child/father relationship with God, it is also true that Judas had a “relationship” with Jesus, as one of His very apostles, and yet Judas still went to Hell to burn in fire forever. So we ought not use such unbiblical terminology. You will not find the word “relationship anywhere in the King James Bible. We not just use the term that Jesus used, which is to BELIEVE. John 6:47, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.

Anyone who requires more than faith alone to get to Heaven is a liar! YouTube is filled with wannabe preachers, who are woefully ignorant of the Word of God. Sadly, they have tens of thousands of followers, a hundred times or more what the average church has in average Sunday attendance. Renee Roland is one them, a false teacher on YouTube. Renee has another spirit, preaching the Gospel while denying that an eternal Hell exists. That is another spirit, which the Apostle Paul warned us about in 2nd Corinthians 11:3-4. We should completely avoid anyone who denies the reality of a burning Lake of Fire (Revelation 14:11; 20:11-15; 21:8).

Dear reader, let's keep the Gospel message simple, so everybody can get saved who want to.
“There is power in this Gospel message. Most people just don't know how to present it... The clarity of the Gospel is what makes it easy for them to believe.” —Pastor Yankee Arnold, a quote from the excellent MP3 sermon titled, “WHY GRACE CAN SAVE THE WORST MAN!

(by Pastor Max D. Younce)

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Don't Muddy The Gospel

I found this excellent blog article today, by Army chaplain David Rutkin, which I wanted to share with my blog visitors as well. I thank God for fellow truth-tellers like David Rutkin, who get the Gospel 100% correct:
Don't muddy the Gospel.  Explain it simply so it can be understood by the hearer. 
The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the most significant element of the Christian faith. 

Needless to say, the Gospel should be preached at church and I firmly believe at every occasion. 

The Apostle Paul separated himself from others according to the clear Gospel message of Christ (Rom. 1:1). The Gospel is where he divided himself from another. 

The clear Gospel message should be the foundation of where a church stands. If one does not get the Gospel saving message correct (Rom. 1:16), then they are likely to err in other understandings of Scripture.

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is His sinless shed blood, death, burial, and resurrection as the full substitute payment which saves a sinner from eternal damnation when believed by faith. 

If the Gospel is tampered with at all and not explained vividly, it can lose its saving effect.  Notice the verses below.

“For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.” - 1 Corinthians 1:17

“But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.” - 2 Corinthians 11:3

“Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.” - Galatians 5:4 

This is a harsh reality, and a real tragedy which is going on in many Christian churches today. Every Bible-believing church should give a clear presentation of the Gospel and invitation to accept Jesus Christ alone as Savior by personal faith. 

I’m a stickler for a clear presentation of the Gospel. 

Salvation is not a sinner promising to turn from sin, sorrow for sin, or giving their life/heart to Jesus so that He will save them. Salvation has nothing to do with our promises or gifts to Christ. Salvation is simply us accepting Jesus’ satisfactory payment on the cross of Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins. We simply trust in Jesus alone to save us (Acts 16:31, Rom. 4:5, 1 Cor. 15:1-4, Eph. 2:8-9). 

Jesus gave His life for us (Gal. 1:4, 1 Tim. 2:6, Tit. 2:14); we don’t give anything to Christ for salvation. 

“I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain” (Gal. 2:21). 

If we make salvation about us or something we promise to do for God, then salvation is no longer a gift, but we earned it (Rom. 4:16, 11:6). A sinner must understand they have nothing to offer Christ, but simply trust in Him alone to save them by accepting His substitutionary payment for their sins. 

I do not believe I am splitting hairs because as seen from numerous Scripture above, the Apostle Paul was just as dogmatic. 

Judas Repented - Matthew 27:3

The Simplicity Of God's Plan Of Salvation

2nd Corinthians 11:3-4, “But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.”

Since the beginning of human civilization, the Devil has been trying to complicate God's simple plan of salvation for mankind. Part of our sinful human nature is pride and self-righteousness. 2nd Corinthians 4:3-4, “But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” Satan wants everyone to spend eternity burning in the fires of Hell. All men are sinners (Romans 3:10-23). We have all broken God's Ten Commandments. The primary purpose of God's Old Testament law is to give humanity “THE KNOWLEDGE OF SIN” (Romans 3:20b). Consequently, we all deserve to be punished in Hell forever.

Most preachers today misunderstand the inspired Word of God. Men by nature have ego issues, full of stubborn pride and an unwillingness to admit when wrong doctrinally. I love the following passage of Scripture, which gives us some meat and potatoes doctrinally (i.e., foundational principles)...
Romans 3:19-27, “Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus. Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.”
Please don't miss what we just read in verses 21 and 22,But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: Carefully notice that the Bible simply says to BELIEVE on Jesus Christ to be saved. There is no mention of repenting of sin or turning away from your sins to be saved. That is keeping the law! Telling someone to turn away from their sin to get to Heaven is the same as putting them under the yoke of keeping the law to be saved. What do you think the law is? ...
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS (Exodus 20:1-17):
  1. You will not have other gods before me.
  2. You will not make idols.
  3. You will not take the name of the eternal God in vain.
  4. Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.
  5. Honor your father and your mother.
  6. You will not kill.
  7. You shall not commit adultery.
  8. You will not steal.
  9. You shall not speak false testimony against your neighbor.
  10. You will not covet.
Nine of those commandments are moral law, which apply to all people, for all time periods, and in all geographical areas. But the fourth commandment to keep The Sabbath was only for the Jews, who lived during the Old Testament time period, and who lived in the land of Palestine. According to Colossians 2:14-16 the ceremonial laws were nailed to the cross. God's law became fulfilled in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ (Romans 10:3-4). So we are not expected by God to keep the Sabbath Day today in New Testament times. It was a ceremonial law, not a moral law. This is important to understand.

These knuckleheaded ignoramus preachers today who go around foolishly requiring people to turn away from sin to be saved, are in reality keeping lost sinners under the curse and weight of God's law, which is another gospel accursed by God (Romans 3:19-20; Galatians 1:6-9). Jesus came into the world to die for our sins, not demand that we make an effort to stop committing them or else God won't save us. The very idea is absurd. Who can turn away from their sins? No one! You may have forsaken 99% of the sins in your life, but you will still be just as dirty, guilty and wicked as the vilest sinner upon the face of the earth (James 2:10). If you comprehend this Bible truth, then you will quickly understand the total fallacy of “Lordship Salvation.” You don't get saved by “surrendering all” to live for Christ; but rather, you get saved by ceasing from your own labors and simply RESTING in the finished redemptive work of Christ (Hebrews 4:10-11). JESUS PAID IT ALL!!!

Here is a wonderful excerpt from Michael P. Bowen's helpful book titled: “I NEVER KNEW YOU: The Horror Of The Great White Throne Judgement And How You Can Avoid It”:
Here is the gospel: God says that we are sinners and that no amount of good works or behavioral changes on our part could ever make us holy enough to enter heaven. God sent His Son to pay for all of our sins. Jesus paid for our crimes by dying on the cross for us all. His dead body was buried in a grave. On the third day, Jesus arose from the dead. The instant you believe this, He knows it and He saves you. “Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that believeth on Me hath everlasting life”(John 6:47). The free gift is based solely upon your trust in what Jesus did for you and has nothing at all to do with what you do for Him. “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9). ~Michael P. Bowen, “I Never Knew You,” p. xii
There you have it friend, how to know that you're going to Heaven in just 30 seconds!

“But we've so muddied the Gospel, that when men want to make a decision to trust Christ, we've made it so complicated that they can't make a simple decision to 'Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.' We'll say, 'If you don't do this' or 'You don't do that' or 'You haven't done that,' you're not saved'; but the truth of the matter is that when asked in the Bible, 'Sirs, what must I do to be saved?,' one clear simple answer was given to him — 'Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.'” —Pastor Curtis Hutson, “Things That Are Different Are Not The Same” (preached at Southwide Baptist Fellowship on October 3, 1994)

God bless you dear reader and thank you for taking the time to read my blog. To God alone be ALL the praise, credit, thanks and glory, because without Jesus we can do nothing (John 15:5). Jesus is precious!!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Beware Of Faith Baptist Bible College And Theological Seminary

Galatians 4:15-17, “Where is then the blessedness ye spake of? for I bear you record, that, if it had been possible, ye would have plucked out your own eyes, and have given them to me. Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth? They zealously affect you, but not well; yea, they would exclude you, that ye might affect them.”

I have been hated as an enemy for telling THE TRUTH. I am the victim of church hatred. Marty Herron is a wicked infidel of the faith, an imposter in the pulpit. I am the victim of hatred from an independent Baptist church. I am speaking about the shameful Harvest Baptist Church on Guam. Since 2014 they have painfully ostracized me. I have always kindly waved at them with a smile, but in return I get dirty looks, cold stares and unfriendly smirks. David in the Old Testament experienced this same hurtful type of heathendom. Psalms 109:4-5, “For my love they are my adversaries: but I give myself unto prayer. And they have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love.”

My regular website and blog readers know that I have been writing articles about my painful ongoing ordeal with Harvest Baptist Church (aka, the Bob Jones University crowd) since they kicked me out in 2014. I am in a unique situation, being isolated on Guam, and that I am an independent Baptist. Where else can I go? They are my spiritual family. They are my professed brothers and sisters in Christ. Yet, they continue to ostracize me, showing disdain toward me, which is painful, especially at Christmas time and on holidays. Sadly, I mean nothing to them because they are selfish people. Today, Marty Herron is the ungodly vice president of the apostate Faith Baptist Bible College And Theological Seminary in Ankeny, Iowa, ruining teenager's lives there. God will wipe that arrogant smirk off his wicked face one day!

God knows that my only offense against them is that I loved them enough to tell THE TRUTH to help them! Harvest invited Evangelist Tom Farrell to speak at their church, who said from the pulpit: “A friend helps a friend to see!” I was being a true friend. But when I helped them see, they showed me the door! Pastor Marty Herron cruelly drove me out, and shunned me. I was so lonely and in love with the church's nurse, who worked at their school. So I literally begged to return, promising to keep quiet about my beliefs. I humbly apologized for any trouble I had caused, and pleaded with Pastor Herron to allow me to return. I kindly asked for his spiritual guidance with my life, explaining that I have been stuck in a ditch in life for several years. That ungodly selfish man verbatim told me to “go elsewhere.” I had nowhere to go. My blood is on Pastor Herron's hands, and his associate pastors, who were also involved.

I was listening to Alexander Scourby last week read the famous Bible chapter about love (“charity”), which is 1st Corinthians 13. Verse 6 jumped out to my attention, when I heard the words “THE TRUTH.” 1st Corinthians 13:6, “[charity] Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;” The Bible teaches that love rejoices in THE TRUTH! Whatever Pastor Herron and the Bob Jones' crowd have, it isn't love. Love rejoices in truth, it doesn't shun and ostracize truth-tellers. Shame on Harvest Baptist Church on Guam!!! The new pastor, Gary Walton, won't have anything to do with me, because of the influence of Dr. Herron. Time and time again I have seen Harvest's staff members in public, and they laugh as they pass by me, making snide remarks, and expressing disdain for me as a human being. That is not love!

Religion (Playing Church) Versus The Truth

I am amazed how many professed Christians literally ignore portions of the Bible which do not fit their agendas. A prime example is the Bob Jones University (BJU) crowd. Since they do not believe we have a perfect Holy Bible in the English language today, they reject the Biblical truth that God has preserved “EVERY WORD” for us today. Matthew 4:4, “But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” That is why BJU literally changed their statement of faith since 2017, removing the phrase “EVERY ONE” regarding the Bible. What an indictment against BJU!!! God knows that if Harvest had simply welcomed me back to church, I would have gladly returned, and built a new life at Harvest. I had hoped to find a wife.

Senior pastor, Marty Herron, quit in 2018. Associate pastor, Joe Hanson, quit in 2018. Associate pastor, Jared Baldwin, quit in 2018. They cannot escape what they have done! God will hold them accountable for leaving the church in spiritual shambles. Pastor Herron could have ended my ongoing battle with Harvest, by simply doing the right thing, by allowing me to attend church services to get the help I so desperately needed and pleaded for. I just wanted a church family for fellowship. Is that a crime? What kind of church refuses to help a hurting man, who humbly pleads for help? I pleaded three times in 2017. I have pleaded since. Harvest Baptist Church is a shameful mess today—a spiritually dead, dried up, lifeless, Neo-evangelical cesspool of indifference, CCM music, yuppie attitudes, and snobs who don't care about anybody outside of their religious clique (which by definition is a cult).

The Apostle Paul reminded the churches of Galatia that at one time previously, they would have removed their eyes to give him if it were physically possible. By the way, this is why many Bible theologians believe Paul's thorn in the flesh was poor eyesight. Paul couldn't see well. Paul said the Galatians would have plucked out their own eyes to give him, if they could, but now they hated him as their enemy for telling THE TRUTH. Strong's Concordance defines “ENEMY” in Galatians 4:16 as:
“echthros: From a primary word ἔχθω echthō (to hate); hateful (passively odious, or actively hostile); usually as a noun, an adversary (especially Satan): - enemy, foe.”
The Greek word for “enemy” here means “to hate” (whether passively odious or actively hostile). The Bob Jones' crowd hate me in a passively odious manner. That is, in an unambiguous way. They have made it VERY clear that they consider me offensive and contemptible, by forcing me out of their church and ostracizing me, literally banning me from even attending Harvest Baptist Church on Guam since 2014. Lord willing, I plan to spend the rest of my life writing about the evils which Harvest Baptist Church did to me, to let everyone know how not to treat others. It is called word of mouth!

If you want to see a living example of what a church shouldn't be, then simply look at HBC on Guam. Micronesia is in woeful need of real churches! Harvest Baptist Academy is a money machine in my opinion. HBC is a place for BJU's alumni to meet the obligation to worship God, if you can consider what they do worship. I know this—any type of so-called worship of God which does not cause you to love your hurting brother is as phony as a $3 bill. Romans 14:10, “But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.” Anything can be justified. The Bob Jones' crowd today are apostate! They use Devil's Bibles. They preach the Devil's lie of Lordship Salvation. I love the Bob Jones' crowd. God knows my heart. I do not hate anyone. But I do hate every false way, as God commands me to. 
Psalms 119:104, “Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.”

Please pardon my rudeness dear reader. 2nd Corinthians 11:6, “But though I be rude in speech, yet not in knowledge; but we have been throughly made manifest among you in all things.” I do not claim to be an apostle, but in so many ways I am suffering in the same way as did Paul. For telling THE TRUTH, the local churches hated Paul and counted him as an enemy, just as Harvest Baptist Church has done to me. Pastor Herron even injuriously and falsely called me an “enemy” in 2017. Dr. Herron is in for a shocking revelation when he stands before the Lord someday, and is reprimanded for promoting Devil's Bibles. Romans 3:4, “God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.” I fear that Marty Herron is not saved, since he ADDS turning from sins to faith (Matthew 7:21-23; Acts 15:1; Galatians 1:6-9). If I am telling THE TRUTH, woe unto Pastor Herron.

Sadly, Pastor Marty Herron is going to burn in Hell in eternity with his family, because they are all following his false gospel of turning from sins to get to Heaven. That is keeping the law, not the free grace of God.

I Am Obsessed With THE TRUTH

God knows that my heart is in the right place. I am not obsessed with Harvest Baptist Church on Guam, I am a hurting man who has no church family. Nearly all of my neighbours either attend Harvest or work on staff, but they ignore me. That is not okay with God. Everyone needs a church family. When an independent Baptist church is so far gone in their doctrines, that they are using a completely different Bible, and preaching a completely different gospel, than what the King James Bible teaches, you've got a Satanic cult, not a New Testament church! When I have no church family because I am right, because I am on the side of TRUTH, you're darn tootin' right that I'm going to hoop and holler, and make a fuss!

I am appalled that tens of thousands of churches today are embracing Calvinism as a legitimate variation of the Gospel. Calvinism is damnable heresy!!! There are no variations or embellishments of the Gospel. Jesus Christ never sinned one time. He was sinless and perfect in every way! Christ died on the cross to pay for our sins. He was buried. Three days later Jesus physically resurrected from the dead for the justification of our faith (1st Corinthians 15:1-4). Anyone who by faith receives Jesus as the risen Christ, the only begotten Son of God, accepting His sacrifice on the cross as payment for their sins, is saved. That's it!

The Bible teaches that eternal life is a free gift (Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 5:15-18, 6:23) You don't have to turn away from a lifestyle of sinning to receive salvation, which would be an exchange, not a gift. The Bob Jones University crowd have been corrupted. I am the best friend they have. I want everyone to know that my ongoing battle with the Bob Jones' crowd is not over them hurting my feelings , although they certainly have umpteen times. This is over the infallibility and inspiration of the King James Bible! Proverbs 19:11, “The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.” This is not about me, this is about THE TRUTH! HBC won't accept me back into their fold because they disagree with what I am standing for. God only authored ONE BOOK, not two, not hundreds! There is only ONE GOSPEL, not two, not a dozen! I am rightly contending for the faith.

This is not about passing over a transgression. This is about Bob Jones University today, right this very moment, still as corrupt as can be on the Bible and the plan of salvation! I caught BJU red-handed changing their statement of faith, removing the very two words that got them into big trouble in the first place... “EVERY ONE”! BJU removed those two words because they had to, otherwise they would have to explain how we can have EVERY ONE of God's preserved inspired Words today in hundreds of English Bible versions!!! I do believe we have EVERY ONE of God's Words, in the inspired and infallible King James Bible! And it is for my correct belief on the Word of God that the Bob Jones' camp continue to ostracize me on Guam.

Kindly said, Dr. Marty Herron is getting paid a much undeserved 6-digit salary as Executive Vice President of Faith Baptist Bible College And Theological Cemetery in Iowa. If Marty is saved (I humbly don't think he is), his earthly paycheck is the only reward he will ever receive! Spiritual crime pays well. It is disgusting! I have no church family still in 2020, because Marty Herron turned Harvest Baptist Church against me. Pastor Herron is a wicked man who cruelly threw me under the bus between 2014 and 2018!

Humbly said, it is because of Pastor Marty Herron that I have had no church family since 2014 until today still. My blood is on his hands, for which God alone will hold him accountable! Dr. Steve Pettit is just as bad—a dangerous Calvinist false prophet! These ungodly religious leaders (imposters) are Neo-evangelicals—full of resentment and disdain for fighting Fundamentalists like me, Pastor Bob Gray Sr., Dr. Al Lacy and Dr. Jack Hyles. Neo-evangelicals stand for nothing, affirm everything in apostate mainstream evangelicalism, and run churches into the ground that they stole from Fundamentalists!!!

I love the preceding quote by Dr. Russell Anderson. Lordship Salvation sends people to Hell. The Devil's modern Bible revisions teach Lordship Salvation. When anyone denies the inspiration and infallibility of the King James Bible, they have opened the door to the possibility that there is more than one English Bible version. This is what is wrong with Moody Bible Institute, Bob Jones University, Faith Baptist Bible College And Theological Seminary, Liberty University, and thousands of other Neo-Evangelical institutions today, who promote the Devil's corrupt Bible revisions.

Sadly, even Hyles-Anderson College since 2008 no longer believes that the King James Bible is inspired. They ALL share the common denominator of denying that the King James Bible is infallible and inspired, which is why they affirm dozens of different English Bible versions. Dr. Anderson understands the importance of having an inspired and infallible King James Bible, and so do I (humbly), and so did Pastor Jack Hyles!!! This is why we must rebuke and expose the Neo-evangelical crowd today, like never before!!!

Respectfully said, Pastor Marty Herron was Harvest's senior pastor between 1999 and 2018. I loved pastor Herron and desperately needed his spiritual help, love and guidance. I asked for his help with my broken life, with tears in my eyes in 2014. I attended the church's 6 week Foundation's Class, because Pastor Herron invited me to come. I went to all the sessions with about a dozen other new members. We met in his church office. I was so happy to have a church family, for the first time in a very long time. I was happy for the year of 2014. I had a church family, finally.

But in time God started working in my heart, as I saw church members using dozens of different Bible versions. I heard Pastor Herron preach Lordship Salvation from the pulpit. He promoted Dr. John MacArthur and passed out MacArthur's materials to the congregation. I went home and cried, disturbed by the heresy being taught by Marty Herron. That is not my opinion, that is a Scriptural fact! According to John 20:31, the Gospel of John was written to show us how to go to obtain eternal life. John 20:31, “But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.” Not one place in the Gospel of John are we taught to do anything more than simply “BELIEVE” on the Lord Jesus Christ to be saved. John 6:47, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.”

So I decided to help them as a true friend does. I went and bought $1,000 of Alexander Scourby King James Bible DVD's. I also bought several hundred King James' Gospels of John and brought them to the church's office for them to give away to whoever they wanted. I wanted to flood the church with King James Bibles, and I did. But they decided to silence me. I was threatened never to share a sermon again from Pastor Jack Hyles about the King James Bible. They called Dr. Hyles “a cult” for being King James Bible only. That means I am a cult too in their eyes at Harvest Baptist Church. In truth, they are the cult (an excellent rebuke of BJU by one of their own graduates, Dr. Peter S. Ruckman). I don't agree with Dr. Ruckman on double inspiration, nor other things that he teaches, but this is excellent.

I was under the sincere impression in 2014 at Harvest, that the church is a melting pot of beliefs. Pastor Herron gave me permission to hand out Gospel tracts by Dr. Curtis Hutson (1934-1995), which are 100% accurate. But Pastor Herron was a big fan of John MacArthur, as is Bob Jones University today. Dr. Steve Pettit (president of BJU since 2014) is a personal buddy of John MacArthur, and bids 100% Godspeed to his Lordship Salvation ministry! I found out painfully that the pastors of Harvest are fools! They rejected the knowledge I gave them. I mean, I put the truth directly into their hands, but they rejected it.

Please look at Hosea 4:6, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.” God's people were destroyed because of a lack of knowledge (truth). But carefully notice who rejected the truth—the priests! It was their spiritual leaders who rejected the knowledge of the truth!!! God said He would reject the spiritual leaders, because they rejected the truth!

Jeremiah 2:8, “The priests said not, Where is the LORD? and they that handle the law knew me not: the pastors also transgressed against me, and the prophets prophesied by Baal, and walked after things that do not profit.” Jeremiah 10:21, “For the pastors are become brutish [out of their minds], and have not sought the LORD: therefore they shall not prosper, and all their flocks shall be scattered.” Harvest Baptist church all scattered in 2014, to 2018. Everyone quit and left after they drove me out. The church spiritually died! A church that rejects the truth loses God's hand of blessing. Jeremiah 12:10, “Many pastors have destroyed my vineyard (MP3 sermon by Pastor Jack Hyles), they have trodden my portion under foot, they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness.”

Religious imposters like Dr. Herron feel safe going along with other false teachers; such as, John MacArthur, Steve Pettit and Stephen Davey. God will punish them individually, even though they hobnob together as a group in their false teachings and wickedness. Proverbs 16:5, “Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.” If Steven Pettit or Marty Herron were to preach their garbage of Lordship Salvation in 1950 at Bob Jones University, Dr. Bob Jones Sr. would have threw them out on their heads immediately!!

A Little Leaven Leaveneth The Whole Lump

What saith the Scripture? Hebrews 3:13, “But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.” Because BJU has tolerated these wicked false teachers for decades, and one of their alumni (Dr. John MacArthur) has achieved massive worldly success, they have let down their spiritual guard at BJU. Consequently, BJU today relentlessly attempts to merge Lordship Salvation with a free grace Gospel, as if they both fall within the realm of orthodox theology (but they absolutely don't). Pastor MacArthur errantly teaches that salvation is an “exchange” (he even uses that word). Dear friend, eternal life is a free gift, not a trade or exchange (Ephesians 2:8-9).

I am showing you how Bob Jones University went to the Devil. They stopped exhorting one another daily, while it is called today! Hebrews 3:13, “But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.” Hardly a preacher today cries aloud against the wickedness of abortion. Hardly a preacher today cries aloud against the wickedness of homosexuality. Instead, as shocking as it is, many pastors are embracing the LGBTQ movement and no longer preach against homosexuality as a sin. Please don't misunderstand, I believe homosexuals ought to be welcomed in every church. How can we help them if they are not welcomed in church? However, I do not believe anyone should be allowed to openly sin in the church. That is why churches vote people in, or out. If you want to live in open sin, you cannot reasonably expect a church to vote you in. 1st Timothy 5:20, “Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.”

Having quoted 1st Timothy 5:20, Marty Herron, Steve Pettit, John MacArthur, and the Bob Jones University crowd, must be rebuked before all, that others may fear God, because they are sinning by promoting Devil's Bibles and preaching another gospel. Titus 1:10-13 teaches to REBUKE THEM SHARPLY!!! The Bob Jones' crowd are sinfully arrogant, and full of sinful hatred toward Fundamentalists like me. Harvest Baptist Church's continued ostracization against me proves what I say. By the way, if your church is going to vote people out, as Harvest Baptist Church did to a man who divorced his wife in 2013, then the pastor's daughter out not where hip-huggers and skin-tight spandex in public. If it is a sin for me to lust upon the pastor's daughter (Matthew 5:28), then it is a sin for a woman to dress in such a way that it makes it easy for me to lust upon her body (1st Peter 2:11; 1st Timothy 2:9; Proverbs 7:10). Aren't we humans big hypocrites?

If you want to talk about “hatred” (which Harvest mentions on their website), look no further than the way Harvest has mistreated me since 2014, forbidding me to even sit in church services. Who does that, except for a self-righteous religious group that operates like a social club instead of a hospital for sinners? I love you all very much, unconditionally with God's love. It is for this very reason that I continue to relentlessly SPEAK THE TRUTH IN LOVE (Ephesians 4:15). Jude 1:3, “Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.”

Galatians 4:16-17, “Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth? They zealously affect you, but not well; yea, they would exclude you, that ye might affect them.” Paul said that a group of false teachers were zealously affecting them in their churches, but not in a good way. Likewise, Bob Jones University zealously affect tens of thousands of churches today, but not in a godly nor good way. BJU is corrupting the churches with corruptible seed, and a perverted gospel of turning from sins plus partial faith in Christ.

Fundamentalist believers must take a Biblical stand against this junk theology and apostasy! I have taken a faithful stand for God and truth. I have run the course faithfully. It has cost me a potential wife at Harvest. It has cost me my church family at Harvest. It has cost me several years of happiness without a church family. Pastor Jack Hyles wisely taught me that to lose something in the will of God is to find something better. Neo-evangelicals are wishy-washy. They don't care about upholding truth. They don't care about the accuracy of the Gospel. They don't care about the purity of the Word of God. They don't go soulwinning. They refuse to even use the term, because the word “soulwinning” is synonymous with Pastor Jack Hyles.

And perhaps worst of all, Neo-evangelicals don't care about hurting people, which I have experienced firsthand at the cruel behest of the Bob Jones' crowd running the Harvest Baptist Church on Guam. It's all about the money. Although they would never admit such a shameful thing, their walk talks much louder than their talk talks. Love is shown in deed, not in word. I love you all with God's unconditional love. It is for that very reason that I speak and rejoice in THE TRUTH (1st Corinthians 13:6; Ephesians 4:15).

The Tragic Legacy Of Billy Graham

John 20:30-31, “And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book: But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.” Acts 16:30-31, “And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.”

Yesterday I became curious what would appear on Google if I searched how to go to Heaven. So on my mobile phone I typed “How to go to Heaven” in Google. The first website that appeared was the Billy Graham Evangelistic Crusade. I was saddened when I read their false plan of salvation. Here is a quote from their website:

We can’t earn salvation; we are saved by God’s grace when we have faith in His Son, Jesus Christ. All you have to do is believe you are a sinner, that Christ died for your sins, and ask His forgiveness. Then turn from your sins—that’s called repentance. Jesus Christ knows you and loves you. What matters to Him is the attitude of your heart, your honesty. We suggest praying the following prayer to accept Christ as your Savior:

"Dear God, I know I’m a sinner, and I ask for your forgiveness. I believe Jesus Christ is Your Son. I believe that He died for my sin and that you raised Him to life. I want to trust Him as my Savior and follow Him as Lord, from this day forward. Guide my life and help me to do your will. I pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen."

What you have just read is another gospel, not what the Bible teaches. Nowhere in the inspired Scriptures (if you have a trustworthy King James Bible) are we taught to “turn from your sins” to be saved. This is a work! Turning away from sinning is in fact, keeping the law. What saith the Scripture? Romans 3:19-20, “Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.” The only purpose of God's Old Testament law in salvation is to give mankind THE KNOWLEDGE OF SIN.

The Apostle Paul also said in Romans 7:13, “Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful.” You see dear reader, the law was given to man by God, not so that we can try to keep it to get to Heaven, but to show us we are all guilty sinners in the sight of a holy God. Then the law brings us to Christ to be saved by God's grace through faith alone. Galatians 3:24-26, “Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster. For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.”

It is tragic that Billy Graham and his family who are still continuing his corrupt ministry, have added to the Gospel, requiring that people keep the law to be saved. Billy Graham preached the heresy of Lordship Salvation, which requires more than faith alone to get to Heaven. In addition, Billy Graham and his followers are all propagating the same heretical junk theology of the accursed Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), whose official Statement of Faith errantly teaches that to be saved you must commit your entire personality to Him as both Lord and Savior. That is FALSE! When the Roman jailor asked Paul and Silas what he must do to be saved, the simple answer was to BELIEVE ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST. Paul and Silas didn't tell the man to commit anything to God. They didn't tell him to turn from his sins. They didn't tell him to surrender all to Christ as Lord. They simply told him to BELIEVE.

So you see, when some wicked false preacher tells you that to go to Heaven you must “repent and turn from your sins,” he is lying to you! Repentance is a change of mind from unbelief to belief; that's it, that's all, no more! We've got a bunch of lying preachers today! I am talking about Jeff Redlin and Timothy Zacharias of Campus Church at Pensacola Christian College (PCC), who falsely teach in their Foundation's Class for all new church members, and I quote: “Repentance is a change of mind resulting in a change of behavior.” The Bible doesn't teach that repentance results in anything except BELIEVING ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST to be saved, period, end of story.

Anyone who teaches that true repentance will result in a change of behavior is preaching another Gospel. It is the Holy Spirit through the Word of God that sanctifies a person (John 17:17; 1st Peter 2:2), but only if that person yields to the Holy Spirit (Romans 12:1-2; 2nd Corinthians 10:5-6). Many believers don't yield to God's indwelling Holy Spirit, and so they continue to live carnal lives of horrible sin (like Lot, Samson and Solomon).

This truth is also evidenced by the sexually immoral Christian man in 1st Corinthians 5:1-5. The Bible says that if he refused to repent of his sins (as a believer), then he would still “be saved in the Day of the Lord Jesus” (1st Corinthians 5:5b). This proves that Lordship Salvation is untrue, because if a man must surrender to Christ as both Savior AND LORD to be saved, then this man could never have been saved at all. And, again in 1st Corinthians 3:15b we see a man who lost all his rewards in Heaven because of sinsaved; yet so as by fire. He barely escaped the fires of Hell! 1st Corinthians 3:15, “If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.” Lordship Salvation makes the fatal error of mixing and combining sanctification with justification.

Pilgrim's Progress author, John Bunyan, said it best I think:
“If you do not put a difference between justification wrought by the man Christ without and sanctification wrought by the Spirit of Christ within, you are not able to divide the Word aright; but contrariwise, you corrupt the Word of God, and cast stumbling blocks before the people.” —John Bunyan (1628-1688)
We rarely hear any distinction between sanctification and justification anymore in today's apostate pulpits. Instead, all we hear is that you cannot go to Heaven unless you “turn from your sins” or “make full surrender to Christ as 'Lord'” or “give your life to Christ” or “follow Jesus as 'Lord' from now on.” You may do all these things and yet never have been born-again at all. Jesus said that to be saved “YE MUST BE BORN AGAIN (John 3:3-7).

Billy Graham (1918-2018) was a gifted orator, a kind man and beloved by millions of people. Unfortunately, he also did more than anyone to sinfully yoke believers together with unbelievers in the damned Roman Catholic religion. You cannot get to Heaven through the sacramental salvation of the accursed Catholic church. The Bible is very plain in Acts 16:30b-31, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.”

You get saved by putting your childlike faith (reliance, confidence) in the Lord Jesus Christ, believing that He did it all for you on the cross. Christ died for your sins, He was buried and three days later He physically resurrected from the dead. Those THREE THINGS are the Gospel (i.e., the Good News) by which we are saved, IF we believe it (Romans 1:16). I am so tired of hearing preachers today just tell people to believe that Christ died for their sins, and there is no mention of His bodily resurrection from the dead. To be saved you absolutely must believe that Jesus raised up from the dead.

Just in case you think I am barking up an empty tree here, consider that statistically 25% of all professed Christians in Europe today deny that Jesus bodily resurrected from the dead. Here is a wacky church that falsely says Jesus didn't die on the cross for our sins! Need I say more? So you see, it is of the utmost importance that preachers always mention Christ's death on the cross, burial and bodily resurrection. Here is the official website of the accursed Jehovah's Witnesses, who deny that Jesus ressurected physically from the dead. They claim that He only raised up in Spirit. Dear friend, JESUS RESURRECTED PHYSICALLY FROM THE DEAD. The Bible plainly says:
1st Corinthians 15:4-6, “And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.”
Now, I may not be that smart, but I know that you cannot see a spirit. As we just read, Jesus (after He raised up from the dead) was SEEN by over 500 saints at one time! Wow! I believe Christ appeared to thousands of saints after he physically resurrected from the dead. Also, we read in Acts 1:9-11...
Acts 1:9-11, “And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.”
As I just showed you, FIVE TIMES in Acts 1:9-11 we are told that the apostles SAW Jesus in His physical form, ascending up into Heaven. Clearly, Jesus did physically, and not just in Spirit, raise up from the dead.

Billy Graham is a theological liar! According to his website, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Crusade falsely says:
"I want to trust Him as my Savior and follow Him as Lord, from this day forward. Guide my life and help me to do your will. I pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen."

Nowhere in the Holy Bible are we told to “follow Him as Lord, from this day forward” to be saved. Those lies cannot produce the new birth in Jesus Christ. It is so tragic that the first website to appear, when I searched Google for how to go to Heaven, is Billy Graham's damnable false plan of salvation. Just as the Bible says in Romans 3:20, no flesh will be justified in God's sight by keeping the works of the law.

Like all lying false prophets, Billy Graham starts of by saying that salvation is not by works, but then totally contradicts himself by requiring you to keep the law to be saved. Salvation cannot be by both folks! You either get saved by faith alone without works; or else you must turn from sin (keep the law) in addition to faith to be saved. One or both of these plans of salvation may be false, but they absolutely cannot both be true!!!

It is tragic that Mr. Graham leaves behind a legacy of doing works for a salvation which he claims is not earned by works. It makes no sense! Lordship Salvation is a sick form of theological schizophrenia. While they incessantly insist that salvation is without works, they incessantly require that you do works (turn away from your sinful living) to be saved. That cannot be a free gift. The Bible teaches that eternal life is the free gift of God (Romans 5:15-18, 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9). A “gift” by every definition of the word is something which is received without obligation or compensation. ...

Paul Washer Exposed: Repent Of Your Sins False Gospel Refuted

There is no threat as dangerous today to the Gospel as the “repent of your sins heresy in churches and Bible colleges today. Evangelist Ken Ham is guilty of preaching another gospel. Sadly, Pastor Clarence Sexton, Crown College and Temple Baptist Church in Powell, Tennessee sinfully bid Ken Ham Godspeed. Something is very wrong with today's pastors, who don't stand against error, false doctrine or false prophets anymore. Does Clarence Sexton stand against anything anymore? Pastor Sexton foolishly stands against King James Bible only preachers, while at the same time endorsing repent of your sin heretics! Go figure!

Anyone who endorses Billy Graham has doctrinal issues! Mr. Graham went to Hell to burn forever, rotting with his “repent of your sins garbage. You cannot show me even one verse in the Bible, where someone was told to repent of their sins to be saved. I can show you in Matthew 27:3 where Judas repented for the sins he had committed, but Judas still went to Hell forever in his sins. You don't turn from your sins to be forgiven of your sins, you REST completely in what Jesus Christ has already done for you through Calvary's cross. Acts 10:43, “To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.” ALL the prophets gave witness through their preaching, that faith in Christ is the only way of salvation. There was no mention or requirement to follow Christ as supreme “Lord, turn away from sins or anything else!!!