Monday, February 6, 2023

Good Works Or Bad Works, Both Are DEAD WORKS!

Hebrews 6:1, “Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from DEAD WORKS, and of faith toward God.”

There are three types of works: evil (or bad) works, good works and dead works, but they are all works! Works all involve human effort! You can corrupt the Gospel easily by requiring any type of works to be saved. It is a false plan of salvation to require doing good works to be saved. It is also a false plan of salvation to require ceasing from sinful bad habits (works) to be saved. The Bible calls these all DEAD WORKS!

Here are several ways that the Gospel is being corrupted in churches today:
  1. Require good works to be saved (Roman Catholics, Mormons and Seventh-Day Adventists teach this)
  2. Teach that salvation is by grace through faith, but good works are also necessary (Jehovah's Witness teach this)
  3. Require a commitment to cease from bad works prior to faith to be saved (Jack Chick teaches this)
  4. Require a commitment prior to faith, to cease from bad works after saved (David Cloud teaches this)
  5. Teach that a person's faith in Christ is not valid until good works are performed (Chip Ingram and William Lane Craig teach this)
  6. Require a person to stop bad works to be saved (Billy Graham, Ray Comfort, Aiden Tozer and John MacArthur teach this)
There is some overlap in my preceding list. For example: Seventh-day Adventists also teach Lordship Salvation, so they would fall under both categories 1 and 6 above. The point is that they all reject “the simplicity that is in Christ” taught in 2nd Corinthians 11:3-4. The “simplicity that is in Christ” is that you simply BELIEVE the Gospel to be saved. The “Gospel” is three things: Christ DIED on the cross for our sins, He was BURIED, and He physically RESURRECTED three days later (1st Corinthians 15:1-6). That's “The Good News,” which is what “The Gospel” means.

You must realize that you are a guilty sinner in God's holy eyes (Romans 3:19). We all deserve to burn in Hell for our own sins (Romans 6:23a, “For the wages of our sin is death...”; that includes the “second death” in the everlasting Lake of Fire mentioned in Revelation 20:6b). A man must see himself as a guilty sinner in the sight of a holy God to be saved, otherwise why would you need a Savior? You must see your need for God's grace, that is, your need for the dear Savior. If you admit your sinnership in God's eyes and believe the Gospel, you are immediately and forever saved!!! God wants to save you, if you'll simply come to Him by faith to be saved. John 6:37, “All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.” 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.” We are saved by FAITH alone!!!

There are NO works required nor permissible for salvation. When asked by the curious Jews what “works” were necessary to merit Heaven, Jesus put the matter to rest in John 6:28-29, “Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.” There you have it friend—the WORK OF GOD to be saved is to BELIEVE that Jesus is the Christ Whom the Father hath sent. Jesus died on the cross for our sins, He was buried, and then He bodily raised-up three days later. This is not a work of self-righteousness; but rather, of the imputed righteousness of God (Romans 4:5-6; Philippian 3:9; Hebrews 4:10-11).

These three elements comprise 'THE GOSPEL':
  1. Jesus DIED on the cross for our sins according to the Scriptures,
  2.  He was BURIED,
  3. Jesus bodily RESURRECTED three days later from the dead (1st Corinthians 15:1-6).
Believe and the work is done!

Do you see my friend how all of these “formulas” (as heretic author C.S. Lewis called them) hinge upon or involve human effort? These are all the “dead works” spoken of in Hebrews 6:1, “Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,” You don't repent from your sins to be saved; but rather, from DEAD WORKS. Repentance is changing your mind about what you want to do to get to Heaven, to what God says you must do to get to Heaven. You must cease trusting in your church to be saved. You must cease trusting in your sacraments, good works, confessional booth, clean living, and manmade methods of trying to merit Heaven. None of these can save a person from Hell. These are all DEAD WORKS!

Religion wants to fit us with glasses, so we'll perceive things through their perspective; but the Lord Jesus Christ wants to open our eyes, so well see the truth. Eternal life is a TAKE proposition, not a GIVE proposition. Salvation will cost you NOTHING; but Discipleship will cost you EVERYTHING (excellent comparison quotes differentiating between the gift of God verses Christian consecration). God will save the vilest sinner who desires to be saved, who comes to Jesus Christ by faith believing the Gospel.

God will save a man who is struggling with sexual immorality, drunkenness, a hot temper or whatever sins. God doesn't require that a man make a commitment, to stop doing those evil works as a prerequisite to being saved. If God did that, then eternal life wouldn't be a free gift. This does not mean that Christians have God's permission to sin, God forbid (Romans 3:31). The first thing that God requires of every new believer is to desire the sincere milk of the Word thereby we may grow (1st Peter 2:2). Job 36:11, “If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.”

Pastor Robert Morris Of Gateway Church, Southlake, Texas—A Lordship Salvation Deceiver!

God WON'T save the man who comes believing the Gospel, but thinks he is getting saved because he has decided not to live in open sin anymore. Partial faith in Christ, plus something else, is no faith at all! The unsaved religious man has made a commitment in his heart to follow Christ and live a new. He is sorry for his sins and is passionate about cleaning-up his life of wickedness. He desires to turn over a new leaf and confess Christ publicly everywhere that he goes. He errantly believes all these WORKS are necessary to salvation. Sadly, that religious man is a deceived fool, and is not saved. Do you see how subtle the Devil is? Eternal life is not obtained by doing good works, nor is it obtained by ceasing from bad works. These are BOTH dead works! Salvation is a change of mind from trusting in DEAD WORKS, to FAITH alone in Jesus Christ!

To trust in Lordship Salvation is DEAD WORKS!!! To follow Christ, forsake the world, cease from intentional bad behavior, and make public confession of Christ are all rooted in human effort... DEAD WORKS!!!!!!! Ye must be born again!

Dead Works Are Man's Works

Cain tried to impress God with the work of his hands. Cain worked hard tilling his fields day and night, irrigating and weeding daily. Cain grew some nice crops, a bumper harvest no doubt, and brought the best of the best to offer to God. The Lord instantly rejected Cain's DEAD WORKS!!! They were “dead” because they were based on human effort, and not upon God's redemptive plan for mankind. Isaiah 64:6 warns that all of man's self-righteousness is as “filthy rags” in God's sight. Man's very best is offensive to our holy God.

This is a difficult truth for many people to grasp. You could spend your entire adult life helping, building and sacrificially giving to operate orphanages for poor, helping to feed starving and cloth naked little children, and yet, go straight to Hell to burn in the torments of God's wrath forever in your sins. No amount of good deeds can counter the evil deeds (Ecclesiastes 12:14), manipulative ungodly thoughts (Proverbs 24:12) and idle words (Matthew 12:36), for which all men must give account at the Judgment Seat of God (Hebrews 4:13; 9:27).

Ungodly playboy singer and actor, Frank Sinatra (one of the shady “Rat Pack”), donated $100,000,000 of his amassed earthly fortune upon his death to help suffering children in orphanages. That was a nice gesture, but not one penny of Sinatra's philanthropy can buy him out of the Lake of Fire. Sinatra was a lifelong shallow Catholic, trusting in the sacraments of a Mary-worshipping cult to save him. Sinatra was an outspoken critic against organized religion, but he never professed any faith in Jesus Christ either. By all indications Sinatra died in his sins without having ever personally received Jesus Christ as His Savior. So sad! So tragic! Jesus boldly warned in John 3:7—YE MUST BE BORN AGAIN!!!

The following website is one of my favorite doctrinally sound websites (by the late Dr. Hank Lindstrom, 1940-2008), teaching God's awesome simplicity that is in Christ for salvation:
Get God's Gift
On page 114 of the excellent book by Michael Patrick Bowen titled, “I NEVER KNEW YOU,” the author provides an excellent explanation of true Biblical repentance...
“Repent, as Christ meant it to be in terms of salvation, means to change your mind from trusting in what you can do for God to trusting only in what He can do for you.”

SOURCE: Michael Patrick Bowen, a quote from the awesome book, “I NEVER NEW YOU” (p. 114)
Now let's take a look at what the Lord Jesus Christ said concerning WORKS for salvation in John 6:28-29, “Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.” The only “WORK” that is required for salvation is that you believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen! How you choose to live, after you are saved, has absolutely nothing to do with the gift of eternal life; but rather, it determines our rewards in Heaven (1st Corinthians 3:8, 11-15).

Ray Comfort is the most dangerous kind of false prophet, because he hides a LIE between two TRUTHS. The half-truth is the most effective lie, because in part it can be defended with incontestable logic. In fact, it is challenging to expose such false prophets, because most people have difficulty seeing the problem. The issue here is adding human effort to faith, or using human effort as a validation of faith. Human effort has no place in the salvation God offers to man! IT IS A GIFT!!!

Kindly, according to Ray Comfort in the preceding article, a professed Christian who continues in sin may not be saved. The truth is that any professed Christian may not be saved, whether living a righteous life or living in gross immorality. I cannot look at you or anyone else and determine whether or not you are saved, apart from the direct testimony from your own mouth.

Author Mark Twain said: “It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.” So true! The Devil is sneaking heresies into our Independent Fundamental Baptist churches by the hour. Don't take my word for it, listen to Pastor Jack Hyles say it himself in these awesome sermons titled: “Fundamentalist Heresy” and “Our Mixed-Up Fundamental Christianity.” Satan's greatest weapon is to con people into living the Christian life without ever being born-again. Salvation is not doing your best, it is having Christ's best put to your account through receiving Him by faith. God only saves those who are trusting to be saved; God does not save those who are trying to be saved. Either God does the saving, all of it; or else you are not saved at all.

Hebrews 6:1b teaches that salvation involved repentance from 'DEAD WORKS.' So whatever you may have been falsely trusting upon up until now—cleaning up your life of sin, or doing good works, or desiring to depart from sinful activities, or following Christ in obedience, or committing your life to live for God, or water baptism, or speaking-in-tongues, or forsaking the world, or joining church membership, or Sabbath Keeping, or tithing, or confessing Christ publicly, et cetera—If you have been trusting in any of these false securities for salvation—REPENT!!!—that is, change your mind, and STOP TRUSTING THEM FOR SALVATION!!!

Remember, we are saved by BELIEVING, not by REPENTING; but no man has ever BELIEVED who didn't also REPENT! Repentance is an automatic thing. When I witness to people, I intentionally don't even mention repentance, lest I confuse them. If that harelips you like a dog, then please consider that God Himself DIDN'T mention the word “repent” even once in the Gospel of John (the Lord's Gospel tract). 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 the wonderful Gospel of John we find the word “BELIEVE” mentioned 87 times! We are saved by BELIEVING!!!

Pastor Bob Gray Sr. at the Longview Baptist Temple church in Texas correctly preaches:
“Repentance means to change your mind—change your mind—change your mind about how you want to get to Heaven to what God says you've got to do to get to Heaven. If you've got to repent of all your sins, you're still headed for Hell tonight.” —Pastor Bob Gray Sr., a quote from the awesome MP3 sermon, Why You Should Be A Part Of A Growing Church
So we have learned that it is not one's sins that must be repented of to be saved; but rather, DEAD WORKS!!! Who can repent of all their sins? No one! It is gross doctrinal error to add the unbiblical requirement for a person to forsake sinful behavior to be saved. This is a manmade requirement that God does not require. Certainly, God wants and commands each of His children to depart from wickedness, but this is a call to Christians who ARE SAVED, and not to the lost who ARE NOT saved. 2nd Timothy 2:19, “Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.”

Ephesians 2:10 says that God saves us unto good works. Hebrews 12:6-8 warns that God chastises and scourges his disobedient children, or else they are not legitimately saved (i.e., were never saved to begin with). So, God doesn't take sin lightly—not for the unsaved nor the redeemed. But you don't change and force the hand of God upon sinners by corrupting the plan of salvation to put pressure on new converts to live holy lives.

Consequently, there are many false conversions in the churches today, where people errantly think they have been saved, but they haven't; because they were lied to, partially trusting in their own human effort to clean-up their life of sin, forsake the world, commit their will to God, follow Christ, and confess Him publicly. None of these are God's plan of salvation, which the Bible calls: “THE SIMPLICITY THAT IS IN CHRIST” (2nd Corinthians 11:3-4). Jesus is precious!!!
“But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies...” —2nd Peter 2:1
Dear reader, please always keep in mind that the Bible does NOT teach repentance from your sins to get to Heaven, nor does the Bible teach that you must repent so your behavior changes. You don't have to give up your BAD WORKS, nor do you need to start doing GOOD WORKS to prove that you are saved. The inspired King James Bible only teaches repentance from DEAD WORKS, which includes good works and bad works. WORKS have no place in God's simple plan of salvation!!!

Read again the blessed words of our dear Savior from John 6:28-29, John 6:28-29, “Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.” Faith is the only righteous thing that I can do. Thank you for reading. Jesus is precious!!!



Wednesday, February 1, 2023

The Believer's Three Sanctifications

1st Corinthians 6:11, “And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.”

There are preachers and believers who don't understand (or recognize) the three different kinds of sanctification for the born-again child of God. But thankfully, according to our final authority in the inspired authorized 1611 King James Bible, they are as follows:
  1. Positional Instantaneous Sanctification (This happened the moment we believed the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 1st Corinthians 6:11, “And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.” This known also as the: "Salvation of our soul" from the penalty of sin in Hell to Heaven
  2. Progressive, Experiential Sanctification (This happens daily in a saint's life. This sanctification includes "spirituality and edification or growth." This is also known as the: “Salvation of the our testimony” by which we are being sanctify, or being delivered, from the power of sin. The Holy Spirit fills us with His power as believers. Ephesians 5:18, “And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;” Galatians 5:16, “This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.”
  3. Final, Ultimate Sanctification will take place at the Rapture - Romans 8:9-11, “But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.”

    1st Thessalonians 5:23, “And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

    Ephesians 4:30, “And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.”

    Philippians 3:21, “Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.”

    Jude 1:24, "Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,"

    This known also as the: “Salvation of our body” from the presence of sin to presence of God. 
Pastor M.R. DeHaan (1891-1965) wrote these helpful words:
"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)
Amen and amen! Pastor DeHaan is absolutely correct! We must always keep discipleship separate from justification. I am going to Heaven when I die, and I 100% know it, because my redemption is not dependent upon my faithfulness or performance; but rather, it is 100% dependent upon God's faithfulness to keep His promise “TO SAVE THEM THAT BELIEVE” (1st Corinthians 1:21b). Titus 1:2 says that God keeps His promises, because God cannot lie. Titus 1:2, “In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;”

With the three different kinds of sanctification in mind that I have taught you in this blog, the following brilliant quote by Pilgrim's Progress author, John Bunyan, makes perfect sense:
“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)
The sanctification of which Pastor John Bunyan is speaking is the Progressive, Experiential Sanctification (a believer's growth in the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ). Bunyan is NOT speaking about the Positional Instantaneous Sanctification which every saint receives at the time of the new birth.

That is, our POSITION in Christ is forever settled at the time of the new birth, which is solely through faith alone in Christ. Salvation is NOT a process. The LAW demands perfect righteousness from man to get to Heaven; but GRACE imparts God's righteousness to man through faith in Jesus Christ. Please never mix discipleship with salvation, lest you corrupt the Gospel. Our sonship as God's redeemed children is one thing (John 1:13-14); Our service for Christ is another thing entirely (Romans 12:1-2).

Our CONDITION in Christ as saints is an ongoing process, by which the Holy Spirit conforms us into the very image of Jesus. Romans 8:29, "For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren." Carefully notice that God the Father doesn't predestinate anybody to salvation; but rather, we are being conformed into the image of His only begotten Son, Jesus. What an awesome God and Savior! Jesus is precious!!!

Sunday, January 29, 2023

People Will Tolerate Religion, But Not The Truth

2nd Timothy 4:1-4, “I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”

People will tolerate just about any system of beliefs nowadays except Biblical Christianity. The name of Jesus is offensive to most people. A lot of people will talk about God; but never mention the precious name of Jesus. People will tolerate religion; but they will not tolerate the Savior. The reason is because religion elevates mortal man as their authority.

However, Biblical Christianity elevates the God-man, Jesus Christ. The heathen world will not tolerate the Son of God, the Christ (John 15:19). People are embracing religion today, because there is no Final Authority.

Having said that, one of the biggest cults today is Pensacola Christian College (PCC). I moved from the island of Guam in 2021 to Pensacola. My first choice of church to visit was none other than PCC's Campus Church. I was deeply hurt the first time I contacted their incompetent shameful senior pastor, Jeff Redlin, who took the liberty to scold me for mentioning that I hoped to find a wife at Campus Church. The guy didn't even know me. He had never ate a meal with me. He never offered once to pray for or with me. Pastor Redlin had no right or business belittling me, when he doesn't even know who I am. I say that to his utter shame.

Furthermore, he falsely accused me, scolding me for coming to a big church to find a wife. But I had never stated that was why I came to church, as ASS-U-med that. I realized that quickly that Jeff Redlin has the mentality of an eight year old spoiled brat. To no surprise, it didn't even take 3 months for him to drive me our of Campus Church, because of his ongoing mistreatment of me as a human being, and a hurting divorced person. There is no love at PCC, only a hateful self-righteous intolerance and bigotry toward anyone who dares to question their doctrine or methods in the cult.

I did question their doctrine, and for good reason. On July 21, 2021 I heard incompetent assistant pastor, Timothy Zacharias, teach thousands of cult members at a Wednesday night evening service, that repentance requires a change of behavior to prove that you are saved. I was disgusted by what I heard, as I sat their physically in the pews of Campus Church. The next morning I contacted their competent senior pastor, Jeff Redlin, about the matter. To no surprise he 100% defended Tim Zacharias and said the PCC camp believes that repentance results in a change of behavior. Folks, that is damnable heresy!

God authored one Book, the Holy Bible. In that wonderful Holy Book, God made two great divisions of Old and New Testaments (or, respectively, LAW and CHRIST, or GRACE). The sole function of the LAW in salvation is to give humanity THE KNOWLEDGE OF SIN. Romans 3:20, 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. And then the LAW brings lost sinners to CHRIST to be saved by grace through faith alone. Galatians 3:324-26, 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.”

I have just shown you dear reader THE TRUTH from the inspired Word of God. The Law was never intended by God to be kept as a prerequisite to being saved by faith. Yet, that is the exact heresy being preached by 90% of preachers, pastors and clergy today in churches, Bible colleges, in prisons, in rescue missions, in the military and on foreign mission fields. These lying preachers all say that faith in the Gospel (Good News) Jesus Christ is not enough to get to Heaven; but in addition, they all wickedly teach that you must first “turn away from your sinful ways” to be saved. What they are effectively preaching is that YOU must make an effort to keep the Old Testament LAW to get to Heaven. They are devils behind the pulpit!

A lot of shallow churchgoers have become angry at me for exposing the incompetent Pensacola Christian College (PCC) camp. There is an ongoing spirit of contempt, bitterness and smear campaign against me by PCC cult members and former employees, attacking me on social media because I have the guts to expose their wickedness. In fact, PCC today wickedly bids Godspeed to false prophet Ken Ham. PCC claims to be a liberal arts institution, which one of their former female PCC teachers alleges gives them the right to promote Ken Ham. No, Biblically, it doesn't. 2nd John 1:11, “For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.

There's another pastor and church in Pensacola that I may need to expose too, that is closely associated with the PCC cult. I can tell you with absolute Biblical authority that anyone who teaches that you must “turn away from your sinful ways” to get to Heaven is pulling on the same rope as the Devil. Pastor Jeff Redlin and Timothy Zacharias are theological liars, who errantly teach, and I quote from their Foundation's Class: “Repentance is a change of mind which results in a change of behavior.” No Sir, that is a counterfeit plan of salvation. No where in the inspired King James Bible are we taught to forsake our sinning to be saved, or to prove that we are really saved. I fully agree with what Pastor Ralph Yankee Arnold said:
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"
Kindly said, Pastors' Tim Zacharias and Jeff Redlin are theological LIARS!!! They are oh so wrong! They know not what they teach. They do greatly err, not knowing the Scriptures. RIGHT DOCTRINE MATTERS!!!

The FALSE GOSPEL of ANSWERS IN GENESIS and KEN HAM

PCC leadership lives under the delusion that they are doing everything right, and are pleasing to God, as did the foolish Laodicean church in Revelation 3:15-17; but Jesus truthfully called them “miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked” (Revelation 3:17b). WORKS has absolutely nothing to do with going to Heaven, yet Ken Ham and his employees at his Answers-In-Genesis ministry preach another gospel, which requires WORKS. So why does PCC wickedly support, honor and invite ken Ham to speak at Campus Church and PCC? It is because they are ungodly at Pensacola Christian College (PCC).

I actually attempted to reconcile and make peace with the PCC leadership in the summer of 2022. I wrote three humble letters to them. PCC totally ignored me. Pastor Redlin replied by banning me from attending Campus Church ever again. That was August 2, 2022. What hypocrites! What hateful and uncompassionate phonies for Christ.

Ken Ham is in error, falsely teaching that you must repent to be saved, by turning away from your evil ways. The Bible calls Ken Ham a LIAR!!! Nobody can get to Heaven based on their WORKS. Turning from your evil way is WORKS (Jonah 3:10). People who are trusting in their WORKS to get to Heaven will NOT go to Heaven. Jesus said this...
Matthew 7:21-23, “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord (There's your Lordship Salvation), shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven (cf., John 6:40). Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord (There's your Lordship Salvation), have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”
Did you see that? They were trusting in their WORKS? You cannot be born-again by trusting in WORKS. What saith the Scripture? Ephesians 2:8-9, “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.” Turning away from your sinful ways is WORKS! Forsaking a lifestyle of sinning is WORKS! Reforming, being willing to turn from sin, repenting of your sinful ways is WORKS! The Bible says we are saved BY FAITH. Galatians 3:26, “For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.

Friday, January 20, 2023

Jesus Never Said: 'Come After Me' For Salvation, He Said: 'Come Unto Me'

Matthew 16:24, “Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.”

Matthew 11:28, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

John 5:40, “And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.”

You don't have to COME AFTER Jesus to be saved. That is Lordship! You simply need to COME UNTO the dear Savior by faith to get to Heaven.

It is very important that we always keep discipleship completely separate from sonship.

Put another way, we must keep sanctification entirely separate from justification.

We must keep service completely separate from salvation.

I think Pilgrim's Progress author, John Bunyan (1628-1688) 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.” [emphasis added] —Evangelist John Bunyan
Some fool comes along and call this “easy believism” or “greasy grace.” Dear reader, the hardest thing in the world is to put your trust in Christ alone, because it is in our human nature to want to help God. The natural thing is to try to help God. The hardest thing is to by faith put all your trust in someone you've never seen, never met, and you've never met an eyewitness who's seen Him. God is asking you in His inspired Holy Bible to believe on someone who lived 2,000 years ago.

That is why we read in 1st Peter 1:7-9, “That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.That requires faith. Faith is the only righteous thing that I can do.

We're going to be singing “Amazing Grace up there in Heaven, not amazing surrender, amazing Lordship Salvation and amazing commitment. ...

Philippians 3:9, And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:
We're not going to be singing, “We are worthy,” because we are not worthy. We're going to be singing, Thou art worthy. Revelation 5:9, “And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;” Only JESUS IS WORTHY!!! Jesus is the precious Lamb of God. John 1:29, “The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.”

Dear friend, if you ever go to Heaven, it will only be because you have ceased from all your own WORKS, and you've completely RESTED in what Christ has already done for you through the cross of Calvary. You get saved by BELIEVING that Jesus did it all for you!

Good works are not the payment for sin, the payment for sin is death.

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.

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).

Pastor M.R. DeHaan (1891-1965) wrote these helpful words:
"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)
Amen and amen! Pastor DeHaan is absolutely correct! We must always keep discipleship separate from justification. I am going to Heaven when I die, and I 100% know it, because my redemption is not dependent upon my faithfulness or performance; but rather, it is 100% dependent upon God's faithfulness to keep His promise TO SAVE THEM THAT BELIEVE (1st Corinthians 1:21b). Titus 1:2 says that God keeps His promises, because God cannot lie. Titus 1:2, “In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

Dear reader, please don't go to Hell. Please don't allow some misguided fool for a preacher, who has sincerely been deceived by the Devil himself, lead you into the fires of Hell. The bottom line is that Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay your debt of sin, and mine. Jesus has already paid for everyone's sins with His precious blood (1st Peter 1:18-19). You don't need to ask God to save you, because He is already freely offering you eternal life as a gift. Simply take it by faith, accepting Christ's sacrifice on the cross as payment for your sins, believing that He is risen. The Gospel is not Good News to be lived, it is Good News to be BELIEVED.

Jesus did not say to “Come after Me” to be saved, which would be discipleship and service; Jesus simply said to “come unto Me,” which is justification and salvation. One thing has nothing to do with the other. How you behave as the child of your Mom and Dad has nothing to do with the fact that you are their biological offspring. The same is true with God.

It is in our sinful human nature to want to help God save us, but that is not allowed in God's simple plan of salvation, which is by faith alone in Jesus Christ alone. Galatians 3:26, “For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. Many Bible students go astray when they start applying Bible verses to salvation from obscure passages. For example: Matthew 16:24, “Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.” Carefully notice that Jesus is speaking to His disciples. Christ is talking here about following Him, not getting saved.

Proof of what I am teaching is found in Matthew 7:21-23, “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” They were committed followers of Jesus, as was Judas Iscariot; but this didn't make them born-again children of God.

Every time I hear in the news about a famous person dying, I am curious what was their religious beliefs. Singer Olivia Newton John (1948-2022) died a few months ago. I love her Australian voice and some of her prettier songs. I read online that she is a Christian, but as we all know as true believers, someone claiming to be “a Christian means little, because there are many religious cults who also falsely claim to be Christian (namely, Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses, Roman and Orthodox Catholics, Churches of Christ, Lutherans and Calvinists, to name but a few hellbound groups). All of these aforementioned religious groups are NOT true Christians. That is, they all preach another gospel that does not align with the Word of God.

Unfortunately, I couldn't determine what Olivia believed. I sure hope that she did go to Heaven. Likewise, the queen of England died in 2022. I have my doubts about her being up in Heaven. The reason why is because she was the head of the Church of England, who falsely teach that water baptism is necessary to get to Heaven. No where in the inspired Word of God are we taught to be water baptized to be saved. The repentant thief on the cross never got baptized. No one in the Old Testament was water baptized to get to Heaven.

Furthermore, God authored the Gospel of John for the sole purpose of showing humanity how to have 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.” Yet, no where are we taught in the Gospel of John to be water baptized to have eternal life. Read for yourself what Jesus said is required to have eternal life in John 6:28-29, “Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.Again and again in the Scriptures, we are simply taught to BELIEVE ON JESUS to be saved.

Dear reader, if you admit to being a guilty sinner deserving of the penalty of Hell (Romans 3:19-23, 6:23; Revelation 20:11-15, 21:8), and you believe that Jesus is the Christ, the only begotten Son of God (John 20:31), and that He died on a cross to pay your debt of sin, believing that He was buried and bodily resurrected three days later (1st Corinthians 15:1-6), you are saved. It is that simple to be born-again by the Holy Spirit into God's heavenly family

Sunday, January 8, 2023

The Deadly Counterfeit Gospel Of Evangelist William Lane Craig

Galatians 1:8, “ 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.”

On William Lane Craig's ministry website, in the preceding article I shared with you, this is the suggested sinner's prayer that he encourages lost people to pray to be saved...
God, I really need You. I recognize that I am sinful and wretched and in need of Your forgiveness. I believe that Jesus died on the cross to save me from my sins. And right now, in the best way I know how, I open the door of my life and invite you to come in and be my Savior and Lord. Forgive my sins, take the throne of my life, and make me into the kind of person you want me to be. I give myself to you.

Is any of that Biblical? Let's break it down...
  1. Nowhere does the Word of God require for a lost sinner to pray at all to be saved. Jesus said in John 6:47, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.” We are saved by BELIEVING, not by praying. I wish that preachers would stop adding an unnecessary requirement to pray to get to Heaven, when all the Bible teaches to do is to BELIEVE ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST (Acts 16:30-31). It is okay to accompany one's faith in Christ with a prayer, but it is very important that soulwinner's always explain to a lost person that praying cannot save them, faith does.
  2. Nowhere does the Bible require a lost sinner to tell God that they need Him to get to Heaven. I mean, if it is not required to be saved, why add it to what a sinner needs to do to be saved? It confuses the person.
  3. Nowhere does the Bible require a lost person to open the door of their life and invite Jesus to come in. - That is false doctrine. A person simply needs to place a childlike trust in the crucified, buried and risen Savior (1st Thessalonians 4:14).
  4. Nowhere does the Bible require a lost sinner to make Jesus their “Lord.” Jesus is the Lord, you don't make Him your Lord. The moment that you accept Jesus as your personal Savior, He automatically is your Lord. Whether or not you acknowledge Him and serve Him as your Lord has nothing to do with receiving God's free gift of eternal life, which is through faith alone in Jesus (Galatians 3:26; Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 4:5-6).
  5. Nowhere does the Bible require a lost sinner to “ASK” to have one's sins forgiven. Jesus doesn't forgive sins. You read right. Jesus has already paid for everyone's sins with His precious blood through Calvary's cross. All that God requires for you to be saved, is to to realize that you are a needy sinner and receive Christ's sacrifice on the cross as payment for your sins, believing that Christ is risen.
  6. Nowhere does the Bible require that a lost sinner ask God to take the throne of their life. I am so sick and tired of lying preachers who embellish and add to the Gospel of free grace. If you follow the counterfeit plan of salvation of William Lane Craig, you CANNOT be born-again. God has very plainly laid out the Gospel in His inspired Word, which we read in 1st Corinthians 15:1-4. All of this extra garbage that William is adding is damnable heresy. For a man with an allegedly extremely high IQ of 170, William is a very poor theologian. In fact, William is a hellbound infidel, sad to say. What he is preaching is far from what the inspired King James Bible teaches.
  7. Nowhere in the Bible is a lost sinner required to ask God to make them into the person God wants them to be to get to Heaven. Again, this is more junk theology from William Lane Craig, wickedly adding to God's simple plan of salvation. Since this is a suggested sinner's prayer to be saved, William is clearly implying that some sort of changed life is required at some point to be saved. SHAME on Craig!!!
  8. Nowhere does the Bible require a lost sinner to give them self to God to get to Heaven. Jesus gave Himself as the sacrificial Lamb of God on the cross, to pay our massive debt of sin that we simply could never pay. Eternal life is received, not achieved. Salvation is a TAKE proposition, not a GIVE proposition. God is freely offering you eternal life, and all you need to do if you want it is to TAKE it by faith. Simply take God at His Word as recorded in the Scriptures concerning Jesus Christ, who died on a cross for your sins, was buried and three days later He miraculously resurrected from the dead. BELIEVE IT, oh sinner, and you are now and forever saved (John 3:16; Romans 1:16; 1st Corinthians 15:1-6).
In William's suggested sinner's prayer, I counted 89 words. But in Jesus' plan of salvation, I only counted 8 words... John 6:47, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.”

The inspired King James Bible teaches something VERY different than what William Lane Craig falsely teaches. The Word of God very plainly defines “THE GOSPEL” (which means “GOOD NEWS”) for us, so there is no doubt or room for speculation...
1st Corinthians 15:1-6, “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: 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.”
Dear reader, you alone must decide whom you are going to believe. Will you believe what William Lane Craig preaches—which is a nightmarish and complicated multipoint plan of salvation; or will you simply believe what the Word of God preaches—that all you need is childlike faith in the GOOD NEWS (GOSPEL) that Jesus is only begotten Son of God, the Christ (John 20:31), who died in your place on the cross, was buried and bodily raised up from the dead three days later? I made my decision for Christ in 1980 as a 13-year-old teenager—a decision that I have never once regretted—being born-again into God's heavenly family by faith alone in Jesus (Philippians 3:9). It is so wonderful to be a Christian! It is so wonderful to be able to rejoice, during the worst of times in life, knowing that my name is written in Heaven in the Lamb's Book of Life (Luke 10:20). Jesus is precious!!!

I love that precious phrase which Paul keeps repeating (speaking under the inspiration of God's Holy Spirit)... ACCORDING TO THE SCRIPTURES!!! John 5:39, “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.” It doesn't matter what William Lane Craig says. It doesn't matter what Dr. John MacArthur says. It doesn't matter what Ray Comfort says. It doesn't matter what I say. All that matters is WHAT SAITH THE SCRIPTURE (Romans 3:4b)?

Please read, ANOTHER GOSPEL by Pastor Harry Ironside.

Why Grace Can Save The Worst Man
(Pastor Ralph Yankee Arnold)