Galatians 1:6-7, “I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.”
Although I love the sounds and images in the following video, it is blatant false teaching. The gist of the video is that you cannot go to Heaven unless you live a righteous life, follow Jesus and serve Him faithfully. I HATE that video! Watch it for yourself...
This is Damnable False Doctrine, But Well Made
The video teaches that you have to surrender control of your life over to God, and your life must change, or else you won't go to Heaven. The whole video is preaching that you don't have to do works to be saved, but if you don't do works you never had a genuine relationship with God, so you go to Hell. This preceding video is an excerpt from the full audio theater performance titled: "Rescued" by John & Lisa Bevere, two are false prophets who preach another gospel, claim to receive extra Biblical revelation (as did cult leaders' Ellen G. White and Joseph Smith). Their corrupt plan of salvation is very different from what the inspired King James Bible teaches. BEWARE OF WOLVES IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING!!! (MATTHEW 7:13-15).
I highly encourage you to watch this beautiful sermon by Pastor Ralph Yankee Arnold titled: "Why Lordship Salvation Is Wrong," and you will clearly see what is wrong with the video. Whoever made that video IS NOT SAVED!!! You don't have to receive Jesus as your "Lord and Savior" to be saved, just your "Savior." Pastor Jack Hyles also exposes the Devil's lie of Lordship Salvation: 'The Lordship Salvation Mess!' Please don't fall for Satan's lies. The Devil's greatest weapon is to con people into living the Christian life without ever being born again. Faith is the only righteous thing that I can do.
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? That is why the Bible says in 1st John 3:9, “Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.” Do you know why a child of God cannot sin? It is because there are no more sins to forgive! Romans 6:1, “What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?” As believers, if you are saved, we fall IN GRACE, never FROM GRACE. Only the unbeliever who knowingly rejects Christ, or adds works to partial faith in Christ, has fallen FROM GRACE (Galatians 5:4). The ONLY way to get to Heaven is to REST completely in the finished redemptive work of Jesus Christ through Calvary's cross. Hebrews 4:10-11, “For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.” This passage of Scripture plainly refutes the damnable false gospel of John & Lisa Bevere.
The true Gospel always points you to CHRIST; a false gospel always points to, YOU.
We must stay true to the simplicity of the Gospel!! Repentance regarding salvation is a change of mind from unbelief to belief!!! We must earnestly contend for the faith (Jude 1:3).
Here Pastor Curtis Hutson exposes Lordship Salvation as: "A Perversion Of The Gospel." You won't find anything in the Gospel of John about following Jesus, making Him Lord of your life, surrendering all to Him, faithfully running the Christian race, living a lifestyle of repentance, counting the cost and paying the price, publicly confessing Christ, being water baptized, serving Jesus, repenting of your sins and forsaking them, having a relationship with Christ nor anything else! That is all junk theology!!! Although it is true that every child of God has a Father and adopted son relationship with the Lord, Judas also had a relationship with Jesus as one of His very apostles. Yet Judas went to Hell forever in his sins because He didn't believe that Jesus is the Christ, the only begotten Son of God. Judas didn't go to Hell because he was a sinner, he went to Hell because of his UNBELIEF in Christ.
Dear reader, you CAN know 100% that you are saved right now. You DON'T need to live a changed life to prove anything. If you have placed your childlike faith in Jesus as the Christ, the only begotten Son of God, and you aren't relying upon anything else (just in case), then you are saved. Jesus plainly warned in John 3:3, “Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Have you been born-again dear friend? I have been since age 13, in 1980. Oh, it is wonderful to be a Christian!
Back in 2003, I read an article in the Chicago Sun-Times about our U.S. troops over in Iraq, who were getting ready to go into field combat. The article said that the troops were lining up to get water baptized, “just in case” (i.e., just in case they were killed in combat). I was so saddened to read that, because Satan lied to them! That ungodly minister who baptized them with water is a false prophet!
Pilgrim's Progress author John Bunyan said it best, and this is my favorite preacher quote:
Amen and amen! Bravo John Bunyan!!! And again, here is another helpful quote from one of my favorite preachers, Pastor M.R. DeHaan (1891-1965):
“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)
“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).
I hope you can now clearly see, how the creator of the preceding YouTube video at the beginning of this blog, is perverting God's saving grace. Romans 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.” The video in question is full of demands for the viewer to do works to legitimize their faith, but that is still WORKS!!!
Pastor Ralph Yankee Arnold makes these helpful statements:
“Lordship Salvation 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 to establish or provide evidence that such faith has resulted in eternal life.” —Pastor Ralph Yankee Arnold, "Jesus versus John MacArthur"
“Salvation is one thing and service is another, and never the two goes together. No man is saved because he serves, and no man has to serve because he is saved. Gotta keep them separate! And if you don't do it, the Scriptures will be confusing to you. You'll not rightly divide what God has to say.” —Pastor Ralph Yankee Arnold, “Why Lordship Salvation Is Wrong”
Those are wonderful truthful quotes! Dear friend, have you ever been born-again? The quickest way to burn in Hell forever is to TRUST IN TOO MUCH to get to Heaven. Pastor Jack Hyles (1926-2001) also said that truth:
“More people will die and burn in Hell, because they're trusting too much!” —Pastor Jack Hyles, a precious quote from the MP3 sermon, “Yea, Yea, And Nay, Nay!”“Everything that's hard and complicated about salvation is God's side of it!” —Pastor Jack Hyles, “Yea, Yea, And Nay, Nay!”
Remember, the Devil is a beautiful liar! Whoever made that horrible video is woefully ignorant of the inspired Word of God, wrongly dividing the Holy Scripture. I would RUN away from that deadly video! I'm using the video as a tool to show you dear reader WHAT IS NOT THE GOSPEL, so that you can see the true Gospel of free grace. It is very dangerous because it is well made, has great sound, but it is FALSE DOCTRINE!!! Here is the true Gospel, by my dear friend, Pastor Ralph Yankee Arnold...
The Clear Gospel In 4 Minutes
(Pastor Ralph Yankee Arnold)
(Pastor Ralph Yankee Arnold)