Friday, July 12, 2024

Infidels In The Pulpit

by Cecil Willis | Marion, Indiana

The most of the pulpits in America are filled with infidels. All infidel is "one that does not believe; an unbeliever in respect to a particular religion." I am completely aware of the fact that most people will think my assertion to be extreme and unwarranted. Yet most of the people who fill the pews in church in this land do not know what the men who fill the pulpits really believe. In tact, they would be shocked to know what the men who fill the pulpits actually believe, and more importantly, disbelieve.

Sometime ago I participated in a discussion with a Methodist preacher who taught at Marion College. Early in the discussion he attempted to defend the evolutionary theory, which was not too startling, since most sectarian preachers believe in evolution. But it was not long until the course of the discussion had caused him to assert that he did not believe in verbal inspiration. He said the Bible was only inspired like the great literary pieces written by man are inspiring. He believed the Bible had many errors in it.

Before the evening was over, he had said he did not believe in the virgin birth. He said he believed that Jesus had an earthly father as well as an earthly mother, though he ventured no guess as to who his earthly father was. Furthermore, he said he did not believe the miracles recorded in the Bible actually occurred. He also stated that he did not believe that the body of Jesus actually was raised from the tomb. He said he believed it could have been, but that he did not believe it was.

One wonders why such a man spends his time in preaching. Furthermore, one wonders how such a man could teach in a Wesleyan Methodist College. The Wesleyan Creed book says, "These Scriptures we do hold to be the inspired and infallibly written Word of God, fully inerrant in their original manuscript and superior to all human authority" (p. 11).

But this one teacher in one sectarian college is no exception to the general condition prevailing among sectarian preachers. In 1967 the Hadden survey of denominational preachers revealed that most of them are infidels. On a series of specific propositions, the Hadden survey revealed the percentage of preachers who believed the proposition.

On the proposition, "Scriptures are the inspired and inerrant Word of God not only in matters of faith but also in historical, geographical and other secular matters," affirmative answers were given by 33 percent of the preachers in the American Baptist church, Episcopalian 5 percent, Methodist 13 percent and Presbyterian 12 percent.

In a recent speech given before the Southern Baptist Convention, "Dr. Pinnock, theology professor from New Orleans," said "while many Baptist pastors hold to the idea of Biblical infallibility, 'the percentage of our professors who do is very small."

On the statement, "I believe that the virgin birth of Jesus was a biological miracle", the percentages were: American Baptist—56 percent; Episcopalian—56 percent; Methodist—40 percent; Presbyterian—51 percent. On the resurrection this proposition was worded: "I accept Jesus' physical resurrection as an objective historical fact in the same sense that Lincoln's physical death was a historical fact." The percentages who answered affirmatively were: American Baptist—67 percent; Episcopalian—70 percent; Methodist—49 percent; and Presbyterian—65 percent.

Another proposition surveyed was "I believe in a divine judgment after death where some shall be rewarded and others punished." The affirmative answers were in these percentages: American Baptist—71 percent; Episcopalian—55 percent; Methodist—52 percent; and Presbyterian—57 percent. On another statement, "Adam and Eve were individual historical persons", the percentages were: American Baptist—45 percent; Episcopalian—3 percent; Methodist—18 percent; and Presbyterian—16 percent. (These figures were published in the July-August, 1967 issue of Trans-Action.

These figures indicate that two out of every three Baptist preachers do not believe that the "Scriptures are the inspired and inerrant Word of God." But nearly nine out of every ten Methodist and Presbyterian preachers deny that the "Scriptures are the inspired and inerrant Word of God." And only one out of every twenty Episcopalian preachers believe the "Scriptures are the inspired and inerrant Word of God." Now do you see why I asserted in the beginning of this article that most of the pulpits in this land are filled by infidels? If Jesus was not born of a virgin, he was just an ordinary man. If he was not raised from the dead, our hope rests on a myth, and we have hoped in vain (1st Corinthians 15:1-10).

It probably would be a great help in converting sectarian people if their preachers would directly state what they believe. Instead, they continue to deceive the people as "Wolves" in "sheep's clothing" (Matthew 7:15). These preachers only reveal their infidelity when they can do so through the anonymity of a religious poll. But the polls show that the majority of the pulpits in America are filled by infidels.

SOURCE: TRUTH MAGAZINE, XIV; 29, pp. 3-4; May 28, 1970

Sunday, July 7, 2024

Repent Of Your Sins Documentary

Acts 16:27-31, “And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled. But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are all here. Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas, 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.”

Somebody sent me this beautiful documentary today, which exposes hundreds of damnable false prophets who preach the Devil's lie that to get to Heaven you must, “Repent of your sins.” No such phrase exists in the inspired King James Bible.

REPENT OF YOUR SINS
(Documentary, a false gospel exposure)

I hope dear reader that you will watch this complete 2:24 hour film. We need resources like this. I have already converted the film to an MP4 and downloaded it to my computer to preserve it, just in case it disappears one day.

This is a brilliant documentary which brings honor to our Lord Jesus Christ, because it tells THE TRUTH that Christ came into the world to die on a cross to pay our debt of sin, but God does not require that we forsake our sinful bad habits to receive His free gift of eternal life. Ungodly but sincere men ADDED those words to the Holy Bible. Proverbs 30:5-6, “Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.”

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).

Not one verse in the inspired King James Bible teaches that repentance to be saved results in a change of behavior. Yet, this is the ungodly damnable heresy taught at cults like Pensacola Christian College (PCC) today.

Here is an excellent quote by Pastor Martin DeHaan (1891-1965) explaining the difference between coming to Christ for salvation versus coming after Christ in discipleship:
"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." —M.R. DeHaan, Hebrews; Zondervan Publishing House, 1959 (p. 117)
Amen and amen. Christ died for our sins and only asks that we place our trust in Him alone to be saved. Christ does NOT demand that we first promise to be willing to reform our life of sinful ways in order to receive His free gift. Remember, a gift to truly be a gift must be completely free, having no stipulations or obligations to receive it.

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

The Free Gift Of Eternal Life

Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of different ways that people say a person can get to Heaven, or have eternal life. In 2015, beloved actor Leonard Nimoy died at age 83. Tragically, Mr. Nimoy placed his faith in the female goddess Shekinah. Biblically, we read in Acts 4:10-12 that there is no other name given among men to be saved, than the precious name of Jesus Christ...
Acts 4:10-12, “Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”
I once stopped by a Korean store to look around. I noticed that they were selling many statues of the potbellied false prophet, Buddha. Hundreds-of-millions of people around the world are trusting in the name of Buddha to obtain eternal life, following the Satanic teachings of Buddha that living a good life leads to eternal happiness and peace. It doesn't! As you just read from the Holy Bible, their is no salvation in any other name than the precious name of JESUS! This is the truth! Sadly, Steve Jobs, David Bowie and Clint Eastwood have all professed faith in Buddhism.

Specifically, to be saved, you must solely BELIEVE that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, who died on the cross for your sins, and was buried, and was bodily resurrected after three days...
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.”
The inspired Word of God plainly teaches, as evidenced by our text verse from Romans 6:23, that eternal life is the gift of God through Jesus Christ our Lord. If you don't trust Christ as your personal Savior, you will never see Heaven, and the Lake of Fire is the only other place you will spend eternity. People often ask why God lets people go to Hell, but where else can the wicked go? God's holiness demands justice, and justice requires that everyone be punished for their own crimes and wrong doing.

The Devil is very sneaky, continually trying to corrupt the churches with a false plan of salvation. May I say, kindly, any plan of salvation that requires something from you other than simply believing the Gospel (the Good News of Jesus Christ crucified, buried and risen) is a fraud! Eternal life is a free gift from God. Simply take God at His inspired Word dear friend. BELIEVE on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, trusting His death, burial and resurrection as your only means of salvation, and you will be instantly and forever saved. You have God's promise of it. John 6:47, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.”

Monday, June 24, 2024

Do You Have A False Sense Of Security?

Proverbs 14:12, “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”

A man with no hope is better than a man with a false hope, because a man with no hope is still searching. The Devil's greatest weapon is to con people into living the Christian life without ever being born-again. A demon's favorite activity is making people feel comfortable in their religion. Most people in the world are religious and most religion is poison. The truth is that salvation is NOT found in any religion, but in a person—The Lord Jesus Christ! You can join any religion you want, but unless you become born-again by the Holy Spirit of God you will never enter into the Kingdom of God. 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.”

False Religion is a False Security

A whopping 83.9% of Americans profess to have some type of religious faith. 78.4% profess to be Christians. Yet, 23.9% claim to be Roman Catholic. Although 51.3% claim to be Protestant, this includes unsaved Church of Christ, Lutherans and Greek Orthodox. All of these three religions add water baptism to God's plan of salvation in the Holy Bible, thus corrupting it. It is heresy to add anything to simple faith in the Gospel to be saved. Water baptism is the public profession of one's faith, and not a requirement to be born-again. This means that Roman Catholics, Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses, Seventh Day Adventists, Church of Christ, Greek Orthodox, Lutherans and every other religion that requires water baptism for salvation is pulling on the same rope as the Devil, taking people straight to the fires of Hell with them. That's not my opinion, that what the Bible says! Water Baptism is a false security.

You need to receive Jesus Christ as your personal Savior my friend, not manmade religion!

Lordship Salvation is a False Security

Another false security is the lie of “Lordship Salvation,” which teaches that faith alone in Christ is not enough to be saved. They say that a person must receive Jesus as their “Lord” in addition to receiving Him as one's “Savior.” Proponents of the heresy of Lordship Salvation accuse free-grace advocates (such as myself) of saying that repentance is not necessary for salvation. That is not true at all. A person must repent to be saved. Albeit, a person would never place their faith in Christ to be saved if they had not already repented. Repentance is a change of mind, not a change of behavior.

The problem is that many preachers have been deceived, misled to believe that repentance means to turn away from sinful living. That is unbiblical. The Bible defines “repentance” (metanoeo, as in Mark 1:15a, “Repent ye, and believe the gospel”) as “a change of mind” or “to think differently.” This is correct! The lie that repentance means “to turn away from sinful behavior” is rooted in Roman Catholic doctrine, in the way of Cain (who tried to please God with the works of his own hands).

Here is an excellent quote by Dr. Hal Lindsay which exposes the false teaching of Lordship Salvation...
"There are those who, in their zeal to get people to turn from their sinful ways and receive the Lord, almost put repentance on a par with believing... Repentance, as it relates to Christ, means to change our minds about Him, who He is and what He's done to provide forgiveness and deliverance from our sins. When we place faith in Jesus as having taken our place personally on the cross and borne the penalty due our sins, then we're automatically repenting, because we couldn't accept Him in this way without having had to change our minds in some way concerning Him." Lindsey, Hal. The Liberation of Planet Earth. Zondervan Publishing House, 1974 (p. 136, 137)
Here is another wonderful quote by Pastor Martin R. DeHaan refuting the heresy of Lordship Salvation. I love the following quote and wish that Jack Chick, John MacArthur, Ray Comfort, Paul Washer, Billy Graham, Rick Warren and others caught up into the Lordship Salvation heresy would carefully consider the following Biblical wisdom by Dr. DeHaan...
"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." —DeHaan, M.R., Hebrews; Zondervan Publishing House, 1959 (p. 117)
And here are some more awesome quotes refuting the big lie of Lordship Salvation, and eloquently explaining the plain difference between SALVATION and DISCIPLESHIP...
"It is an inexcusable error to confront sinners with problems that concern the Christian life and call upon them to make promises regarding them. An unsaved person is never called upon to surrender himself to God. The saving act is in no instance represented as our 'giving ourselves to God'; it is, on the contrary, taking His Son as our Savior." —Ryrie, Charles. Balancing the Christian Life. Moody Press, Inc., 1969 (p. 170)
"The second approach finds faith in the gospel alone an 'easy Believism' and seeks to add something to faith in order to accomplish salvation. To repent is to 'change one's mind,' and to believe is to remove one's trust from that in which it has rested and place it in Christ." —Howard, William. "Is Faith Enough to Save?" Bibliotheca Sacra. January-March, 1942 (p.99)
"People are sometimes led to believe that there is saving value in some public confession of Christ, or profession of a decision. "With the heart man believeth unto righteousness." This is salvation. "With the mouth confession is made unto salvation." This is the voice of the newborn child speaking to and of its father. The only condition on which one may be saved is to believe." —Chafer, Lewis Sperry. Salvation. Dunham Publishing Company, 1917 (p. 46)
"Eternal life is free. Discipleship is immeasurably hard. The former is attained by faith alone, the latter by a faith that works... the former brings with it the righteousness of God so that a man is 'justified freely by his grace' (Romans 3:24). The latter develops a personal righteousness, based on good deeds, so that a man was also 'justified by works' (James 2:24). The former constituted the believer God's workmanship, the latter fulfilled the wonderful purpose for which he had been created. The former cost man nothing, the latter could cost him everything, including life itself." —Hodges, Zane C. The Hungry Inherit. Moody Press, Inc., 1972 (p. 114, 115)

"Certainly discipleship is a most important aspect of our relation to Christ, but it belongs to the sphere of Christian life rather than entrance upon that life... One does not become a disciple in order to become a Christian, but because he has become a Christian by faith in the Savior, it is fitting that he embark upon a life of discipleship." —Harrison, Everett F., "Must Christ be Lord to Be Savior?-No"; Eternity, September 1959 (p. 14)
"There is no more piously subtle abrogation of the Gospel than to tell a Sinner that he must not only believe in the Savior, but dedicate himself to do God's will, crown the Savior Lord of his life, etc., etc. Obviously, dedication and service are highly desirable, but they are the privilege and the duty of the saved, never a condition of salvation for the unsaved (cf. Romans 12:1, 2)." —Unger, Merrill F., God is Waiting to Meet You; Moody Press, 1975 (p. 117, 118)

"For the unregenerate man, repentance is the change of mind whereby he turns from unbelief to faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ." Post, Roger. "The Meanings of the Words Translated 'Repent' and 'Repentance' in the New Testament." —Master's Thesis, Wheaton College; June 1972 (p. 80)

"This kind of faith is not 'easy believism'. It is not easy to say, 'I can't save myself, I must recognize that there is something wrong with me, and I must seek help from someone else.'" —Hook, H. Phillip, "A Biblical Definition of Saving Faith"; Bibliotheca Sacra; April-June, 1964 (p. 133, 138)
I hope you carefully read and considered the following quotes, which very clearly and effectively explain the vast difference between SALVATION and DISCIPLESHIP. As Dr. DeHaan says, “There is a vast difference between coming to Jesus for salvation and coming after Jesus for service.”

Counterfeit Bible Versions are a False Security

Our churches are being infiltrated, corrupted and conquered by Satan. With the new PERverted Bibles come a slew of PERverted religious doctrines. Case in point, consider Hebrews 6:1 and Mark 1:15 in the new Bibles. I am standing for what is right. If it is right to defend the truth, then I am right to do so. If it is wrong to corrupt the Words of God, then I am right for exposing it. If it is right to preach loud and uncompromisingly in defense of THE TRUTH, then I know the Lord is very proud of me and my reward is great in Heaven.

If preaching THE TRUTH offends people, then so be it! If preaching THE TRUTH causes people to distance themselves from you, then the Holy Bible says to rejoice in the Lord! Luke 6:22-23, “Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake. Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.”

It is an honor to suffer reproach, loneliness and persecution for the name of Jesus. If I didn't take a stand against evil in Jesus' name, no one would attack me. John 7:7, “The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.” The Lord promises that our reward will be great in Heaven if we suffer persecution for His name. Some people may not go as far as to hate you, or separate themselves from you, but they won't stand by you as a friend in the hour of persecution, just as Jesus' disciples fled from His side during the hour of trial. I hope you'll join me in fighting the Devil and the New World Order, and take a stand for Jesus Christ.

I wouldn't give you a dime for a preacher who doesn't stand. God deliver us from lackadaisical and indifferent pastors who won't stand. Dr. Jack Hyles has been in Heaven since 2001, yet he is maliciously attacked still today by wicked religious men who deny the purity of the King James Bible, support John MacArthur (who errantly says that Jesus' blood is not on the Mercy Seat in Heaven), and teach the heresy of Lordship Salvation (which Brother Hyles wisely refuted). I stand with Brother Hyles because Dr. Hyles stood with the Lord Jesus Christ!!!

I would rather do right wrongly than do wrong rightly. The evil people who are corrupting the Bible are doing wrong. They claim to be doing right, giving us an easier Bible version to read. The truth is that the new Bibles are impossible to comprehend, because they've changed the Words of God into a lie. And the shameful pastors who support the multitude of modern corrupt Bible versions are also doing wrong, but they claim to be doing right.

Any pastor who criticizes the King James Bible is woefully ignorant of Satan's involvement behind all of the modern Bible perversions. They have all been translated from the corrupted Alexandrian manuscripts from Egypt, which few pastors understand. So instead, they ignorantly criticize the pure Words of God in the King James Bible, saying that we don't have a perfect Bible today. I'm going to preach THE TRUTH if it hare lips every dog in the county.

All of the new modernized Bible versions are a false security. If you don't have a King James Bible, you don't have a Bible. Shame on Bob Jones University for not refuting false Bibles, and for allowing female students to dress like whores wearing pants, and for endorsing sex-perverted Mormons like Mitt Romney. If that offends you, get right with God! Most people are cowards, afraid of being labeled or ostracized by others for doing right.

Taking a Stand and Doing Right Often Comes At a Cost

I often feel like the admirable New York cop Serpico (a true story), who was bullied, shunned and harassed by co-workers for being the only honest police officer on the force. Everyone else was taking bribe money to look the other way while crimes were being committed. That's how many churches operate today. To ensure a future paycheck, salaried pastors look the other way while people go to Hell, avoiding doing the right thing to preach about Hell, fire and eternal damnation.

Instead they take the hush money, avoiding saying anything offensive from the pulpit. If they dare to do the right thing and stand up for the purity of the King James Bible, then the other pastors harass him, distance themselves from him and shun him publicly because he's not corrupt like them. This is why Pastor Jack Hyles (1926-2001) is criticized, shunned and slandered so much by other pastors.

Many religious people (including evangelical churches) have a false sense of security, like being in the calm of a hurricane, not realizing that the other side of the deadly storm is soon coming. Please don't let the modern PERverted Bible versions corrupt you doctrinally. Even changing a few words in a sentence, or rearranging them, can completely change the meaning. All of the new Bible versions are as corrupt as can be. If there is only one Jesus, then there is only one Holy Bible. The New International Version (NIV) is really bad, and the Easy-To-Read Version (ERV) is even worse, denying the virgin birth in Isaiah 7:14!

Most of today's pastors, churches and Bible colleges are corrupt. I'd love for many of them to prove me wrong, the more the better! Author Mark Twain is correct, “It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.” Oh, how the tears will flow in Heaven, when naive pastors find out that the King James Bible was God's pure words, and all of the modern Bibles are corrupt! Oh, how the tears will flow when naive pastors and churchgoers find out that they are going to Hell because they trusted in Lordship Salvation. The average pastor is so stinking proud that you can't tell him anything. Pride blinds us to our sins and faults.

I've been picking on pastors lately more than usual, because I am realizing just how corrupted many of them are, and that they are the biggest problem in our churches today, since they are the leaders. Who is it that supports all the modern satanic Bible versions...pastors! Who is it that supports the satanic plan of Lordship Salvation... pastors! Who is it that supports the present-day satanic state of Israel... pastors! Why is sin running rampant across America?... because pastors no longer preach against sin! God feels the same way, for He says judgment will begin at the house of God. 1st Peter 4:17, “For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?”

Friday, June 14, 2024

You're Not Going To Lead Anybody To The Lord With A False Gospel

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.”

 A FALSE GOSPEL CANNOT SAVE!!! Our churches are flooded today with all sorts of heresies concerning the Gospel. In our text verse, the apostle Paul was astounded how quickly the churchgoers at Galatia had fallen prey to “ANOTHER GOSPEL” (which is no Gospel at all). Listen to what Evangelist Paul Washer errantly teaches:
I tell 'em this. I say, “Listen. If tonight you have truly repented and believed in Jesus Christ, you have become a child of God. But this is going to be the evidence—If you have truly repented unto salvation, you will continue repenting unto salvation, and growing in repentance. And if you have truly believed, you will continue believing! None of this flu-shot stuff! I don't want someone walking up to that person, ten years later, they're living an ungodly life, and someone witnessed to them, and they say, 'Oh, don't worry about me, I done did that!' Cause that's what most people do in the south, isn't it? 'Don't worry about me preacher, I did that.' You did what? 'I got my flu-shot.' Yeah, but you didn't get Jesus! ...You counsel them with many Gospel promises and many Gospel warnings!”

SOURCE: Regeneration Verses The Idolatry of Decisional Evangelism
Ladies and gentlemen, that is not the biblical Gospel! That is not the simplicity that is in Christ! Paul Washer is infamous for this type of false Calvinistic preaching, that conditions one's salvation upon personal works of discipleship. I've listened to many dozens of hours of repentance and salvation by Paul Washer and he is corrupt. Mr. Washer makes the dire mistake of mixing discipleship with sonship. He confuses salvation with consecration. Here is an excellent quote by Dr. Martin DeHaan (1891-1965) explaining the difference between coming to Christ for salvation, verses coming after Christ in discipleship:
"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." —M.R. DeHaan, Hebrews; Zondervan Publishing House, 1959 (p. 117)
Here are some more great quotes below exposing the falsehood of Lordship Salvation. This is GREAT SOUND DOCTRINE!!!

The following excellent information by Dr. Hank Lindstrom is from the helpful Christian website, Get God's Gift...
THE INCOMPATIBILITY OF THE LORDSHIP GOSPEL WITH THE GOSPEL OF GRACE

"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." —Galatians 1:8, 9

The importance of this question can't be overestimated in relation to both salvation and sanctification. The message of faith only and the message of commitment of life can't both be the gospel; therefore, one of them is a false gospel and come under the curse of perverting the gospel or preaching another gospel.

"It is an inexcusable error to confront sinners with problems that concern the Christian life and call upon them to make promises regarding them. An unsaved person is never called upon to surrender himself to God. The saving act is in no instance represented as our 'giving ourselves to God'; it is, on the contrary, taking His Son as our Savior." —Charles Ryrie, Balancing the Christian Life; Moody Press, Inc., 1969 (p. 170)

"The second approach finds faith in the gospel alone an 'easy Believism' and seeks to add something to faith in order to accomplish salvation. To repent is to 'change one's mind,' and to believe is to remove one's trust from that in which it has rested and place it in Christ." —William Howard, Is Faith Enough to Save?; Bibliotheca Sacra, January-March, 1942 (p.99)

"This kind of faith is not 'easy believism'. It is not easy to say, 'I can't save myself, I must recognize that there is something wrong with me, and I must seek help from someone else.'" —Phillip Hook, A Biblical Definition of Saving Faith; Bibliotheca Sacra. April-June, 1964 (pp. 133, 138)

"Eternal life is free. Discipleship is immeasurably hard. The former is attained by faith alone, the latter by a faith that works... the former brings with it the righteousness of God so that a man is 'justified freely by his grace' (Romans 3:24). The latter develops a personal righteousness, based on good deeds, so that a man was also 'justified by works' (James 2:24). The former constituted the believer God's workmanship, the latter fulfilled the wonderful purpose for which he had been created. The former cost man nothing, the latter could cost him everything, including life itself." —Zane C. Hodges, The Hungry Inherit; Moody Press, Inc., 1972 (pp. 114, 115)
"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." —M.R. DeHaan, Hebrews; Zondervan Publishing House, 1959 (p. 117)

"For the unregenerate man, repentance is the change of mind whereby he turns from unbelief to faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ." —Roger Post, The Meanings of the Words Translated 'Repent' and 'Repentance' in the New Testament; Master's Thesis, Wheaton College, June 1972 (p. 80)

"There are those who, in their zeal to get people to turn from their sinful ways and receive the Lord, almost put repentance on a par with believing... Repentance, as it relates to Christ, means to change our minds about Him, who He is and what He's done to provide forgiveness and deliverance from our sins. When we place faith in Jesus as having taken our place personally on the cross and borne the penalty due our sins, then we're automatically repenting, because we couldn't accept Him in this way without having had to change our minds in some way concerning Him." —Hal Lindsey, The Liberation of Planet Earth; Zondervan Publishing House, 1974 (pp. 136, 137).

"Discipleship is frequently equated with salvation and often erroneously made a condition for becoming a Christian". Dwight J. Pentecost, Design for Discipleship; Zondervan Publishing House, 1971 (p. 11)

"Certainly discipleship is a most important aspect of our relation to Christ, but it belongs to the sphere of Christian life rather than entrance upon that life... One does not become a disciple in order to become a Christian, but because he has become a Christian by faith in the Savior, it is fitting that he embark upon a life of discipleship". —Everett F. Harrison, Must Christ be Lord to Be Savior? - No.; Eternity, September 1959 (p. 14)

"There is no more piously subtle abrogation of the Gospel than to tell a Sinner that he must not only believe in the Savior, but dedicate himself to do God's will, crown the Savior Lord of his life, etc., etc. Obviously, dedication and service are highly desirable, but they are the privilege and the duty of the saved, never a condition of salvation for the unsaved (cf. Romans 12:1, 2)." —Merrill F. Unger, God is Waiting to Meet You; Moody Press, 1975 (p. 117, 118).

"People are sometimes led to believe that there is saving value in some public confession of Christ, or profession of a decision. "With the heart man believeth unto righteousness." This is salvation. "With the mouth confession is made unto salvation." This is the voice of the newborn child speaking to and of its father. The only condition on which one may be saved is to believe." —Lewis Sperry Chafer, Salvation; Dunham Publishing Company, 1917 (p. 46)

SUMMARY
Lordship salvation is where someone teaches that there must be a commitment to Christ as Lord of one's life in order to be saved. Recently there has been a modification of this position to say that willingness to be controlled by the Lord at the time of salvation is all that is required in addition to faith in order to be saved. The message of faith only and the message of faith plus commitment of life can't both be the gospel; therefore, one of them is a FALSE GOSPEL and comes under the curse of perverting the gospel or preaching another gospel. Galatians 1:8, 9 says, "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 you have received, let him be accursed." If only committed people are saved people, then where is there room for carnal Christians? What kind of dedication must be preached to people, if in order to be saved, they have already dedicated their lives to the Lord? Where do you stop if you start adding something else to this which is the gospel revealed in the Bible? Look at what God says about adding to the revelation of Jesus Christ (gospel), "For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book" (Revelation 22:18). The Bible plainly declares that we are saved by faith, and not by works. Where does it say this? 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." What are you trusting in to get you to heaven?

* Written by Dr. Hank Lindstrom
The moment you put your trust in Jesus Christ, God who can read your mind knows, saves YOU and gives you the Gift of God, eternal Life.

You do not need anyone to pray over you, or pray for you, because this is between you and God in Heaven. If you have trusted Christ, then because of your new trust in the shed blood of Jesus Christ you are now a child of God. Before you trusted in Jesus, God was your Creator, but now and forevermore He will be your Father.

You are saved in a moment of time, because you are trusting in the true Savior now, not working your way to Heaven day by day which is not even possible.

Once saved you can never be lost, not for any reason. This is because you were born spiritually the moment you put your trust in Him. Just like your physical birth which brought you into this human world, your spiritual birth gave you a new spiritual life that is permanent. You were born-again, made righteous and holy in Gods eyes. In fact you have the righteousness of God himself, your are sinless and perfect in God's eyes now and that's why you can enter into a perfect heaven.

My favorite saying is:

God will not save anyone who is trying to be saved, He will only save those who are trusting to be saved.

You MUST put ALL your trust in Jesus to be saved, trust in the blood that He shed on the cross, trust that He is God in the flesh, trust that He made the complete payment for your sins, not just part; He paid for ALL of your sins (past, present, and future)! Trust that He rose again from the dead after 3 days and 3 nights, and in return for this trust, He gives YOU Eternal Life. All false Christians put part of their trust in Jesus and part of their trust the Church and part of their trust in themselves. If you put 99.99% trust in Jesus and 00.01% in something else, you will go to hell. It must be 100% trust in Jesus and what He did and 0% in you or your church! This information in critical... (grace always cancels works!) You are going to hell if it's by your works or you are going to heaven by Gods grace. It's as simple as that.

So I guess the question comes down to who are you trusting. Are you trusting yourself to get to heaven by being a good person and giving lots of money to your church or are you trusting Jesus, the lamb of God, that was slain for the sins of the world to get you to heaven? You receive the Gift of God (Eternal Life) as soon as you stop trusting in yourself, your church, your synagogue, your mosque, your money, or any other works and put your trust in Him and Him ALONE, Jesus Christ, Yeshua, The King of Kings, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace, the Alpha and Omega, the Mighty God.

False religions are everywhere and they will find you, the one true God and His plan of salvation must be found.

If all this makes sense to you and you would like to trust Jesus as your personal Savior right now then tell the Mighty God in Heaven of your decision to trust Jesus Christ as your only hope of Heaven. Tell Him that you are no longer putting your trust in your actions, or your church, or your church membership, or in your money, or in your Rabbi, or in your synagogue or your Mosque but that you are putting all of your trust in Him and the shed blood of the cross to pay your sin debt. Thank Him for doing it for you! Thank Him for giving you the Gift of Eternal Life that He paid for with His life. There is no greater deed than that of laying down your life for another.

Will you trust Jesus as your Savior right now, the one who shed His precious blood on the cross of Calvary to pay for all your sins?

Suggested Sinners Prayer
Lord, I admit that I'm a sinner & I don't understand a whole lot about the bible, but I do believe that Jesus Christ died & paid for my sins in full, by His death & shed blood on the cross. I trust right now the He died for me, was buried & rose again from the dead and will live forever more. I trust Jesus Christ right now to save me, to be my savior, to forgive my sins & to give me the GIFT OF GOD Eternal Life. Amen

By reading this sinners prayer aloud, you are putting your trust in God and His plan of salvation. You are not saved by saying this prayer, you are saved the moment your mind made the switch from trusting in yourself to putting your COMPLETE TRUST IN JESUS CHRIST. That moment may have been five paragraphs up on this page, or that moment may have been on another one of our pages. You will not feel any different, but you will be changed and changed for the better forever. 
Once you have trusted Jesus as your Savior and received his gift of eternal life, this gift can NEVER be lost. You can NEVER go to Hell for ANY reason. Your past, present and future sins were paid in full the moment you put your trust in Him. You are blameless and Holy in God's eyes now and FOREVER. If you have eternal life today what kind of life will you have in five years? ETERNAL! What kind of life will you have in ten years? ETERNAL!! What kind of life will you have in 50 years? ETERNAL!!! God does not give probationary life or temporary life, His gift is ETERNAL LIFE! Thanks be to GOD!

Why be good, now that I am assured of going to Heaven? Because God's law of sowing and reaping still applies to you and me. You will reap what you sow. You will reap more than you sow and you will reap later than you sow. If you drink alcohol like a fish, you will reap a diseased liver. If you smoke like a chimney everyday, you will reap lung cancer. If you rob, murder, and steal you will reap a life in prison. You will reap what you sow. I guarantee it! Now that you are saved, when you do good things you WILL be rewarded here on earth and in Heaven. And when you do bad things you WILL lose rewards that God had planned on giving you here on earth and in Heaven. But you will NEVER lose your guarantee of going to Heaven. That can never be lost for any reason!! You have God's word that your salvation can never be lost for any reason. You did not earn salvation and you do not work to keep salvation! Eternal Life, salvation, being born again, becoming a child of God, was, is, and always will be the GIFT OF GOD.
Remember: If your not saved forever... you are not saved!

Why is this true you might ask? Because if a person is not sure that they are saved TODAY / RIGHT NOW it means that they are still trying to be the savior! They can't be sure they are going to Heaven because they don't know what sin's they may commit next week, next month or next year. We who have trusted in Jesus alone, can have comfort knowing that all our sins have been paid in full on the Cross of Calvary (past, present, and future sins). Jesus has already died for my sins so I don't need to pay for any sin I have or will commit in the future because Jesus already paid the price in full with His blood. So called Christians who say that you can lose your salvation because of suicide or murder or falling away from the church don't have a clue what the Bible says and clearly have not trusted Jesus ALONE!

Biblical Salvation is forsaking any other means of salvation but Christ, and casting ourselves fully upon Him in faith for eternal life.

The Gift of God, Eternal Life can never be lost once possessed for any reason. John 6:39 " And this is the Father's will which hath sent Me, that of all which He hath given Me I should LOSE NOTHING, but should raise it up again at the last day." You have God's promise that once you put your trust in Jesus you can never be lost for ANY reason whatsoever.

"For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance” (Romans 11:29). Again, God is telling you that this Gift of God that you have just received is without repentance. He can never take His gift back for any reason, no matter how bad you get, or how bad your sins are it is not possible. God would have to cease to exist for that to happen because He cannot lie.

SOURCE: Lordship Salvation » How to get into Heaven
I plead with you, whoever you may be, to start checking your church's religious tracts, and see what type of stuff is being taught to people concerning how to be saved. I visited a local church recently and was dismayed at what I read in their Gospel tracts. IT WASN'T THE GOSPEL!!! I read three big heresies in their tracts. First, that you must turn your life over to Christ to be saved. Second, that you must receive Jesus as your Savior AND LORD to be saved. And thirdly, that you must turn from your sins to be saved. Ladies and gentleman, none of these things constitute the Gospel. We are saved by believing the Gospel.

But in order for this to happen, there must be repentance, which is simply changing your mind from unbelief to belief, admitting that you guilty sinner in the sight of a holy God and believing (placing your confidence) in the dear Savior. No on has ever been saved without repentance!!! But you don't get saved by repenting, you get saved by placing your trust in the Lord Jesus Christ. You need to receive Jesus as your Savior to be saved, which happens the very moment that you BELIEVE. 1st Corinthians 1:21, “For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.” What exactly is “THE GOSPEL”?

Thursday, June 6, 2024

If We Suffer With Jesus Christ, We Will Also Be Glorified With Him In Eternity

One of my favorite Bible teachers is Pastor Brad Strand. I was delighted last year to learn that Brother Strand authored a helpful study Bible. The project was his heart's passion for 33 years, in which time he invested over 30,000 hours of labor to write this masterpiece. I was glad to learn that he faithfully contends for the Christian faith, exposing the Devil's lie of Lordship Salvation. Romans 10:9, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” Pastor Strand writes concerning 2nd Corinthians 4:8-10:
In the third century, Cyprian wrote to his friend Donatus: 
It is a bad world, Donatus, an incredibly bad world. But I have discovered in the midst of it a quiet and good people who have learned the great secret of life. They have found a joy and wisdom which is a thousand times better than any of the pleasures of our sinful life. They are despised and persecuted, but they care not. They are masters of their souls. They have overcome the world. These people, Donatus, are Christians... and I am one of them.
The great secret that this third-century man was referring to was what Paul was referring to, and that is this — if we share in His suffering we will also share in His glory (that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body — Rom 8:17, II Tim 2:11-12 and I Pet 4:13-14). In essence, Christians need to learn to embrace the eternal perspective (II Cor 4:17, 18 and Phil 1:21). The adage is true: Life changes. Just don't let it change you.

SOURCE: Pastor Brad Strand, 'The Strand Study Bible,' pp. 1931-1932; ©2009, Rood Scholar Press

Amen and amen. I love Pastor Strand's extensive knowledge of secular history that he uses to teach the Bible in a very practical way, which is invaluable in my humble opinion. Brother Strand is one of my favorite Bible teachers, one of the few people I have met who can actually teach. Most teachers have a bunch of knowledge stored in their head, but they cannot break that information down in a simplified way for others to easily understand. Of the hundreds of teachers I've had during my lifetime, only a few really knew how to teach. Pastor Strand is one of them and I love and appreciate the guy!

Pastor Strand writes concerning 2nd Corinthians 3:18:
The Bible is a mirror that reflects Christ's glory (beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord). The more a believer gazes into it intently the more he becomes like Christ. Just as Moses face reflected God's glory on Mt. Sinai, so we are to reflect the glory of Christ through the indwelling Spirit of God. A mirror should be used to show us our filthiness, not another's filthiness (Amos 7:7). 

SOURCE: Pastor Brad Strand, 'The Strand Study Bible,' p. 1931; ©2009, Rood Scholar Press

That is great truth!

Thursday, May 23, 2024

The Heathen Cannot Censor God

Romans 1:28-32, “And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.”

The ungodly world are trying to censor God. We speak out against the evils of abortion, homosexuality and the LGBTQ agenda. For doing that we have been woefully censored by big tech companies today. But rejoice oh Christian, because the battle has already been won by Jesus Christ. Romans 8:37, “Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.”

Case in point is that this brief excerpt from Pastor Steven Anderson was removed by YouTube from my channel, which is ridiculous (I saved it as an MP4). They hate Pastor Anderson so much that he is not allowed to speak any words without being censored and banned. There is nothing wrong with what he is saying. He's right, they hate him because he tells the truth. Yet, all manner of transvestites, homosexuals, adoptionists, liars, witches and God haters are completely free to promote their ungodly filth on YouTube, and they do. Google acquired YouTube in 2006.

The Bible teaches that homosexuality is a horrible sin, just like adultery, fornication or murder. I appreciate that Google allows users to make free blogs, but censoring conservatives and Christians is not cool. It sure isn't freedom of speech. Remember, the U.S. Constitutions doesn't give us our rights, it merely outlines our God-given right to freedom of speech. People in North Korea today don't have any freedom of speech, because their Communist government doesn't fear God. America is sadly headed that way!

My Jesus-is-Savior.com website has lost 95% of my web traffic since 2017 because of Google's censorship. That is discouraging! I also have to be careful what I say on my blog, or they'll remove that too. I save my hardest preaching for my websites, which I control, not Google. They have effectively cut my tongue out. Although Google may relish in having such power at this present time, in the future they will reap in eternity what they have sown (Galatians 6:7). Google may have sincere intentions (we don't know), but by silencing Christians, conservatives and God-fearing Americans, Google is pulling on the same rope as the Devil. I say that to their shame. Abortion is cold-blooded murder and Google shouldn't be removing all my anti-abortion banners from their search engine, but they did.

Tucker Carlson: Google Tries To Censor Content It Disagrees With

Google removed all of my hundreds of anti-abortion images from my ministry websites. That is not freedom of speech! Yet, YouTube daily promotes lewd women in scantily clad whorish clothing in advertisements, trying to seduce me to get money. I used to complain regularly, but YouTube changed their system so that now you have no choice and cannot even complain anymore. They just shove indecently images of immoral women in your face, warring against men's souls as the inspired Holy Bible warns in 1st Peter 2:11, “Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;

Censorship is not just limited to big tech companies. The ungodly U.S. military also censored soldiers. A female Marine was disciplined for posting a Bible verse in her office cubicle of Isaiah 54:17, “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.” Well, the U.S. government can continue to attempt to censor God, but it won't work!

Since 1963 our ungodly U.S. government has banned the Holy Bible and prayer1963 our ungodly U.S. government has banned the Holy Bible and prayer from the public schools. Should we be insanely surprised why crime is out of control across the country in 2024, after training generations of Godless youth in our Communist schools of indoctrination? Slowly but surely we are losing our freedoms in the United States. It is now illegal on college campuses to criticize Israel, a manmade wicked nation since 1948. As a born again Christian since age 13, I do NOT stand with Israel.

Job 20:5, “That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment? The homosexual community has come out of their closets. They now demand that we as Christians accept them in their unrepentant state, which I will never do. In today's heathen world, if you refuse to go along with the homosexual agenda, you're essentially committing career suicide. That is why Taylor Swift has sold her soul to the Devil, now considered an icon in the sodomite community in support of their demonic rights. I still fear God. If that makes me unpopular, so be it.

A German woman sent me a friend request on Facebook this week, which I accepted. She is looking for a husband, and I am looking for a wife. She asked what I dislike in a woman. I mentioned one word and never heard from her again... feminism! I hate feminism, which has ruined American women. Feminism is the Satanic rot of society—a parasite that sucks the femininity, sweetness, charm and softness out of a woman; turning her into a high-minded, bossy, masculine, motherless, career-minded, arrogant, wicked fool. Feminism is the antithesis of everything good that God intended for a Christian woman to be. If that offends you, get mad at God because He said it (1st Timothy 5:14-15).

We are living in perilous times today (2nd Timothy 3:1-7), in which Satan has deliberately confused everybody about their gender, which version of the Bible to use, which religion to follow, what to believe, who to vote for, open borders, homelessness, fentanyl drug abuse, crime in society, gun control, et cetera. People have never been more confused and straddling the fence between good and evil. I am on the side of the Lord Jesus Christ (Joshua 24:15).

Sadly, the free grace Gospel is also being censored in over 90% of Baptist churches today. You show me a church where the pastor says you must turn from your sinful behavior to get to Heaven, and I'll show you that it is a cult. The inspired King James Bible is full of Scripture passages which tell us how to be saved, which is by faith alone in Christ alone without works (Romans 4:1-7). Romans 4:4 plainly teaches that if salvation had ever been by WORKS, then it was by debt which God owed, and couldn't be by GRACE. We know from the Scripture that salvation has always been only by God's GRACE, and never by WORKS!!!

Sunday, May 5, 2024

One Of The Most Misunderstood Words In The Bible

It is the word, “Repent

Sadly, the word "repent" is one of the most misunderstood words in the inspired Word of God. Most people think it means to turn from sin, or to be sorry for sin, or to be willing to turn from sin. But concerning salvation, repentance DOES NOT mean any of that. Repent means to change one’s mind. What must a person change their mind about to be saved? Is it change their mind about their sinning and to stop sinning (or be willing to turn from their sins)? NO, NO, AND NO. Well then, what must a lost person change their mind about TO BE saved? The context of the repentance verse will tell what the change of mind is about.

I think Michael P. Bowen, in his excellent defense of the Christian faith titled, I NEVER KNEW YOU, says it best:
I am at eternal odds with the false, counterfeit messages of salvation-by-works that are taught from virtually every pulpit today, on every television channel, and on every Christian radio station; however, I am not at eternal odds with the individuals who preach these counterfeit messages. My heart literally goes out to all of them because they simply do not understand Christ’s plan of salvation. They have been lied to by a crafty enemy named Satan, whose sole aim is to take as many people with him to the lake of fire as he can possibly manage to steal away from God using a counterfeit plan of salvation that appears so real, so genuine, and so holy that few ever realize they have been deceived by it. Oh reader, so many of today’s professing Christians who think they are going to heaven when they die are not going to make it to heaven as they had assumed because they’ve been lied to by today’s error-filled gospel messages.

SOURCE: Michael Patrick Bowen, I NEVER KNEW YOU, p. 17; © 2009, Xulonpress.com; Hard Copies Available
Repentance is not a separate act from faith, although they are not the same thing. Here is the best quote that I've found on repentance, by Pastor Harry A. Ironside (1876-1951):
“Which comes first, repentance or faith? In Scripture we read, 'Repent ye, and believe the gospel.' Yet we find true believers exhorted to 'repent, and do the first works.' So intimately are the two related that you cannot have one without the other. The man who believes God repents; the repentant soul puts his trust in the Lord when the Gospel is revealed to him. Theologians may wrangle over this, but the fact is, no man repents until the Holy Spirit produces repentance in his soul through the truth. No man believes the Gospel and rests in it for his own salvation until he has judged himself as a needy sinner before God. And this is repentance.” ('Except Ye Repent,' p. 16)
The only thing that we need to repent from to be saved is UNBELIEF. Do we have to realize our sinful condition to be saved? Yes, of course, but there is not one verse in the entire inspired Holy Bible which requires a person to forsake sinning to be saved.

Nor does the Bible give anyone God's permission to commit sin just because they are saved (Romans 3:31, 5:20, 6:1). Every time Jesus forgave someone and healed them He AFTERWARDS said to them, “Go and sin no more.” John 5:14, “Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.” I personally think that this man had once commit a sin (perhaps a sexual sin) that caused his physical ailment. I humbly think the dear Lord was warning him not to do the same sinful thing again, lest he end up even worse off than before!

Repentance simply means “a change of mind.” Believers change our minds every day about all kinds of things, including the sins in our life. Repenting of sins throughout one's Christian life is solely a matter of DISCIPLESHIP, not SALVATION. It is a matter of growing in the Lord's grace (1st Peter 2:2), as we yield to the Holy Spirit's leading in obedience to the Holy Scriptures (2nd Corinthians 10:5; Galatians 5:22-25).

For example: Jesus said in Mark 1:15b, “
Repent ye, and believe the gospel.” He told them that they needed to change their mind to believe the Gospel. What was the change of mind about? Well, what did they have to change their mind about to believe the Gospel? The change of mind was either about their unbelief or about the Gospel itself. But either way, if they changed their mind, it would cause them to believe the Gospel.

Acts 20:21 mentions "repentance toward God." That’s a change of mind toward God. Jesus is God (1st Timothy 3:16 KJV). To be saved, we must change our mind about who Jesus is, and put our faith in him. Jesus is God, “
who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe” (1st Timothy 4:10b).

A changed life is the FRUIT of the indwelling Holy Spirit, and NOT a prerequisite to salvation or a part of saving-faith. Proponents of Lordship Salvation place the cart before the horse and have it all backwards. They frontload the Gospel, requiring all the mature aspects of a believer's life upfront. This is not the Gospel, it is bad religion.

In Mark 1:4, John the Baptist speaks of “...repentance for the remission of sins”; NOT “repentance of sins.” Acts 20:21 reads... “Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ." Notice that Biblical repentance is “TOWARD GOD.” In Acts 11:21 we read, “And the hand of the Lord was with them: and a great number believed, and turned unto the Lord.” So you see, in the Bible “repentance” was always “TOWARD GOD,” never from sin. A man may have to repent from the denial of his sins, so that he will BELIEVE THE GOSPEL, but there is no Biblical requirement to “turn from sins” to be saved.

Consider the following quote by the mighty man of God, Dr. Harry Ironside (1876-1951)...
"Repentance is the recognition of my sinnership — the owning before God that I am as vile as He has declared me to be in His holy Word."

SOURCE: 'Except Ye Repent,' by Dr. Harry Ironside, chapter 3
This is vastly different than actually ceasing from one's sin to be saved, which is a false gospel. Pastor Ironside is correct — repentance is simply realizing that one is a guilty, dirty, rotten, hopeless sinner in God's eyes. This is why we need a Savior. Thankfully, Jesus paid the price with His own literal precious blood (1st Peter 1:18,19; Hebrews 9:12).

Repentance is the admission that I am as guilty a sinner as a holy God hath declared me to be in His Holy Word (Romans 3:19). This is Biblical repentance... turning to the Lord. To turn towards Jesus Christ in faith for salvation is to turn one's back against sin, even though the person may not be willing to forsake sin at the time of salvation. It is ludicrous for anyone to teach that a lost sinner must give up their sins to be saved. As we saw with Lot and Samson in the Old Testament, and Demas and Peter in the New Testament, not all believers always live for God. Jesus even called the apostle Peter, “Satan” (Matthew 16:23).

Christian author Michael Patrick Bowen states in his excellent book titled, “I NEVER KNEW YOU,” on page 114...
“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 KNEW YOU” (Page 114)
The beloved Pastor Bob Gray Sr. of 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.”

SOURCE: Pastor Bob Gray Sr., a quote from the awesome MP3 sermon, 'Why You Should Be A Part Of A Growing Church'
Pastor Tom Cucuzza makes this tremendous helpful statement:
“The Devil is doing his greatest work behind pulpits. [I] hate to say it, but that's the truth; because people have the presupposition that when you come to church and somebody gets up to speak, that person is speaking truth. That's the way we've been raised.” —Pastor Thomas M. Cucuzza, “Important Truths Satan Does Not Want You to Know
Dr. Mark G. Cambron Has it 100% Correct On Repentance

Here is an excellent and needful writing by Dr. Mark G. Cambron (1911-2000) on the subject of REPENTANCE. Please read the following quote carefully, because Dr. Cambron is one of few theologian who gets it, that is, he understands the simplicity of the Gospel and that repentance does not mean turning from sin as proponents of Lordship Salvation foolishly teach...
Repentance is necessary for salvation.

The Greek word for repent is metanoeo, which, translated into English is: to change ones mind. It does not mean to turn from sin. That would add works to salvation.

Repentance for salvation means a change of mind from men's ideas of salvation and religion, to an acceptance of Gods only way of salvation.

This results in a completely new creation, not a reformation of the old. The old nature remains as evil as ever after salvation and has not been reformed . . . The old nature can now be controlled by the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit.

God guarantees salvation. This is His gift to us.
God guarantees reward and fruit to the obedient son.
God guarantees chastening and loss of rewards to the disobedient son.

God does not cast out disobedient children, but in some cases, does take them home. He does not permit His children to live as they please without His discipline and guidance.

Many teach repentance for salvation incorrectly, by including some form of human effort or righteousness, such as willingness to turn from sin, or turning from sin. This is heresy and has confused many people. It adds works to salvation and causes many to not understand Gods great gift. It is probation, not salvation. It is completely unscriptural. It is Galatianism and a counterfeit of the gospel.

It is a tragedy that many Christians live shallow Christian lives. The Cambron Institute is dedicated to the task of training Christian men and women in the importance of total dedication and making Jesus the Lord of their lives not to be saved but because they are saved.

Shallow Christianity cannot be cured by adding works to salvation.

Salvation is not the result of what we do, but is by receiving what God has done for us. Acts 13:38, 39; Acts 20:20: Gal. 1:8,9; Gal. 2:4; Gal. 2:21; Gal. 3:1.3; Gal. 5:1-4; Eph. 2:8-10; II Cor. 5:21;John 3:16-18; Phil. 3:9; Titus 3:5-8:11 Cor. 11:13-1 5.

SOURCE: The Cambron Institute
Lordship Salvation is a LIE STRAIGHT FROM HELL.

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Pastor Brad Strand Exposes The Devil's Lie Of Lordship Salvation

Romans 10:9-10, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”

One of my favorite Bible teachers is Pastor Brad Strand. I was delighted last year to learn that Brother Strand authored a helpful study Bible. The project was his heart's passion for 33 years, in which time he invested over 30,000 hours of labor to write this masterpiece. I was glad to learn that he faithfully contends for the Christian faith, exposing the Devil's lie of Lordship Salvation. Romans 10:9, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” Pastor Strand writes concerning Romans 10:9 on pages 1858 and 1859:
Sadly, some “Lordship Salvation” advocates will use this verse to prove their point that JESUS must become your “Lord” before you can be saved. They claim that unbelievers must count the cost of discipleship and decide if they are willing to pay the price in order to obtain eternal life. One such advocate has written a book in which he gives the following answer to the question “What [is] the minimum amount of doctrine or belief a person [has] to have to be a Christian?” He notes:
The minimum amount a person must believe to be a Christian is everything, and the minimum amount a person must give is all. I say, “You must give it all. You cannot hold back even a fraction of a percentage of yourself. Every sin must be abandoned. Every false thought must be repudiated. You must be the Lord's entirely.” —SOURCE: Montgomery Boice, James. Christ's Call to Discipleship. Chicago, IL: Moody Press, 1986. Print.
What this man is advocating is that a person cannot be saved until he makes Jesus the “Lord of his life. However, this verse is not teaching us that we must make Jesus our Lord in order to be saved; it is teaching us that Jesus is Lord and if we are to be saved, we must accept the fact that He was God in flesh on earth (Jn 5:17-18 & 10:30-33). Jesus said to the Pharisees in John 8:23-24, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world. I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins (i.e., go to Hell): for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.” Jesus said that salvation is based on two things (Mt 3:2):

  1. Who we are (Lk 5:31-32 & 13:1-5 and Mt 27:3) — God tells us that we are “sinfully” sick and in need of the Savior and that we cannot save ourselves (Rom 3:10, 23).
  2. Who Christ is (Mt 4:13-17 & 11:20-24, Mk 1:15, Acts 3:12-19 and Acts 2:38a) — Christ is God (Lord — Jon 8:24, 58-59), not a god. Christ is the only Savior (Acts 4:10-12).
Lordship Salvation doctrine hinders unbelievers from being saved because it presents them with a distorted view of the Gospel of God's grace. 

SOURCE: Pastor Brad Strand, 'The Strand Study Bible,' pp. 1858-1859; ©2009, Rood Scholar Press

Bravo to Pastor Strand. The Devil's a liar and the father of all liars (John 8:44). It may seem like a trifle matter to most churchgoers today to embellish the Gospel. Literally, you can attend a dozen different Bible colleges or churches and you'll hear multiple different plans of salvation. But we know from the inspired King James Bible that there is only one Gospel. 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.” So how in the world did we end up with nearly every church today preaching something different than what the inspired Holy Bible teaches?

I think the answer is simply that 99% of churchgoers have always blindly followed whatever their pastor tells them, instead of doing as the Bereans did in the Bible, whom the Apostle Paul said, “searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” The Bereans didn't just take it for granted that they were being told the truth, they went to verify from the inspired Word of God whether those things were so. If people would simply study the Bible they would quickly find that Lordship Salvation is a fallacy, a counterfeit plan of salvation.

God wrote the Gospel of John as His Gospel tract. The word “believe” is found 85 times in the Gospel of John. In the book of John we don't find anything about making Jesus our “Lord to get to Heaven. Pastor Curtis Hutson wisely said: A good rule to follow when interpreting the Bible is to never use an obscure passage to contradict a clear one. Advocates of Lordship Salvation often cite obscure passages of Scripture, wresting the Bible to their own destruction. Yet, they totally ignore the Gospel of John, which according to John 20:31 was written to show us how to get to Heaven, “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.”

Thursday, April 4, 2024

Beware Of Ray Comfort's Poisonous Gospel

Galatians 1:6-8, “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.”

One of the most dangerous FALSE PROPHETS today is Evangelist Ray Comfort. Sadly, this man is honored and accepted in many Baptist churches and Bible colleges today, but he should be avoided and banned as a hellbound infidel. On page 1197 of "THE EVIDENCE BIBLE," Ray Comfort comments on Matthew 7:22-23...
"These are perhaps the most frightening verses in the Bible. Vast multitudes of professing Christians fit into the category spoken of here. They call Jesus 'Lord,' but they practice lawlessness. They profess faith in Jesus, but have no regard for the divine law. They tell 'fibs' or 'white' lies, take things that belong to others, have a roaming eye for the opposite sex, etc. They are liars, thieves, and adulterers at heart, who will be cast from the gates of heaven into the jaws of hell."

SOURCE: "THE EVIDENCE BIBLE," by Ray Comfort, p. 1197; 2003, Bridge-Logos Publishers, Orlando, Florida
Dear reader, Ray Comfort is preaching the Devil's lie of LORDSHIP SALVATION! If what Ray teaches is true, then everyone is going straight to Hell when we die, because everyone still commits sin. If having a “roaming eye for the opposite sex” means that someone is unsaved, then most people are going to spend eternity burning in the Lake of Fire. What Ray is doing is foolishly combining sanctification with justification, and in so doing he corrupts the inspired Word of God and casts stumbling blocks before the people.

Read what Pilgrim's Progress author John Bunyan (1628-1688) wisely wrote:
“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.” —Evangelist John Bunyan
My ministry friend Pastor Ralph Yankee Arnold accurately defines Lordship Salvation:
“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
Ray Comfort is heretically saying that if you're still living in sin, you're not saved. Kindly said, Ray is a theological LIAR! Friend, EVERYBODY lives in sin, I don't care who you are! The ONLY thing that makes a Christian believer any more righteous in GOD'S SIGHT than convicted serial murderer John Wayne Gacy (1942-1994) is the precious blood of Jesus Christ that washed all our sins away (James 2:10; 1st Peter 1:18-19; 1st Corinthians 6:9-11). Apart from the sin-cleansing blood of the slain Lamb of God, you and I are no more righteous than Adolf Hitler (1889-1945), Al Capone (1899-1947) or Ted Bundy (1946-1990). THANK GOD FOR THE BLOOD OF JESUS!!!

Please beware of Ray Comfort's partial faith in Christ PLUS works counterfeit plan of salvation. Jesus has already paid your debt of sin dear friend, and He doesn't need your help to reform yourself of sin to get to Heaven. The very idea is preposterous!

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

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

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?

A Correct Interpretation of Matthew 7:21-23

I have included verse 21 also...
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.”
The correct interpretation of Matthew 7:21-23 is that trusting anything more than Jesus alone (i.e., relying upon what He did through Calvary's cross to save you) cannot produce the new birth which is required to enter into God's Kingdom. John 6:40, “And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.” The will of God the Father concerning getting saved is that you BELIEVE ON JESUS!!! That's it, that's all, no more.

Sadly, Ray Comfort says that MORE is required. According to Ray you must live a lifestyle of repentance. Please don't take my word for it, read for yourself what Mr. Comfort horribly teaches this woman in this transcript from Living Waters:
“So if the plane goes down, you'd end up in Hell! There are two things you have to do to be saved. Do you remember what they are? I told you what they are—You've got to repent and trust the Savior! ... God's offering you everlasting life upon your repentance and faith in Christ. Who in his right mind wouldn't say, 'Whoa! That's a good offer!' (The curious woman asks what it means to “repent”?)... Have you ever said you're sorry to someone you did something wrong to? That's all repentance is—You've sinned against God; it's a matter of saying, 'God, I'm sorry,' and then LIVING A LIFESTYLE that proves the reality of your repentance. That's what repentance is, it's a continual thing! God, 'I'm sorry, but I'm not going going to lie or steal or blaspheme Your name ever again. It has that attitude! And the second thing—trust in Jesus!” [emphasis added]

SOURCE: Evangelist Ray Comfort, “I've never killed anyone” (MP3 clip from video)
Dear reader, I triple-dog dare you to show me even one verse from the Holy Bible that teaches that “LIVING A LIFESTYLE” is required as part of being saved. You cannot! Now my friend, “a double-dog dare” is serious business, but a triple-dog dare is something you don't want to mess around with! I triple-dog dare you to show me even one Bible verse that agrees with these false statements by Ray Comfort.

The Gospel of John is God's Gospel track. 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.” PLEASE DON'T MISS THAT! God authored the Gospel of John specifically so “that believing ye might have life through his name.” That means we don't need any other Scripture than what is found in the Gospel of John to be saved. Where in the Gospel of John are we taught that, “LIVING A LIFESTYLE,” is necessary to receive eternal life? You cannot! Mr. Comfort is a bold-faced theological liar! Ray is ADDING to the Gospel, perverting it! This means Mr. Comfort is accursed by God. Galatians 1:9, “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.” I didn't say that, almighty God did!

Furthermore, where in the Gospel of John are we taught that to be saved, we must have a drastic change of attitude that is resolved to reform? Ray errantly says to be saved we must have the new attitude, “GOD, I'M SORRY, BUT I'M NOT GOING TO LIE OR STEAL OR BLASPHEME YOUR NAME EVER AGAIN!” And then he horribly says, “IT'S A CONTINUAL THING!” None of this is biblical! There is absolutely nothing in the Gospel of John about having a sincere desire to reform our ways, clean up our life of sin, turn over a new leaf, do better, forsake the world, turn away from sins, nor any other garbage that false prophets are teaching nowadays in churches, poisoning people with their lies!

Jesus wasn't teaching in Matthew 7:21-23 that you're not saved if you haven't reformed your life! The dear Savior is simply saying that you cannot get into heaven SOME OTHER WAY! John 10:1, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. Kindly said, Ray Comfort is a thief and a robber! Why? It is because instead of simply walking through the DOOR of Jesus (John 10:9), he is trying to climb up some other way into Heaven by turning away from living a lifestyle of sinning, which is WORKS and not GRACE (Romans 4:4; 11:6). Faith is the only righteous thing that I can do.