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.

(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.”