John 20:30-31, “And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book: But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.” Acts 16:30-31, “And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.”
Yesterday I became curious what would appear on Google if I searched how to go to Heaven. So on my mobile phone I typed “How to go to Heaven” in Google. The first website that appeared was the Billy Graham Evangelistic Crusade. I was saddened when I read their false plan of salvation. Here is a quote from their website:
HOW TO GO TO HEAVENWe can’t earn salvation; we are saved by God’s grace when we have faith in His Son, Jesus Christ. All you have to do is believe you are a sinner, that Christ died for your sins, and ask His forgiveness. Then turn from your sins—that’s called repentance. Jesus Christ knows you and loves you. What matters to Him is the attitude of your heart, your honesty. We suggest praying the following prayer to accept Christ as your Savior:
"Dear God, I know I’m a sinner, and I ask for your forgiveness. I believe Jesus Christ is Your Son. I believe that He died for my sin and that you raised Him to life. I want to trust Him as my Savior and follow Him as Lord, from this day forward. Guide my life and help me to do your will. I pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen."
What you have just read is another gospel, not what the Bible teaches. Nowhere in the inspired Scriptures (if you have a trustworthy King James Bible) are we taught to “turn from your sins” to be saved. This is a work! Turning away from sinning is in fact, keeping the law. What saith the Scripture? Romans 3:19-20, “Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.” The only purpose of God's Old Testament law in salvation is to give mankind THE KNOWLEDGE OF SIN.
The Apostle Paul also said in Romans 7:13, “Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful.” You see dear reader, the law was given to man by God, not so that we can try to keep it to get to Heaven, but to show us we are all guilty sinners in the sight of a holy God. Then the law brings us to Christ to be saved by God's grace through faith alone. Galatians 3:24-26, “Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster. For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.”
It is tragic that Billy Graham and his family who are still continuing his corrupt ministry, have added to the Gospel, requiring that people keep the law to be saved. Billy Graham preached the heresy of Lordship Salvation, which requires more than faith alone to get to Heaven. In addition, Billy Graham and his followers are all propagating the same heretical junk theology of the accursed Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), whose official Statement of Faith errantly teaches that to be saved you must commit your entire personality to Him as both Lord and Savior. That is FALSE! When the Roman jailor asked Paul and Silas what he must do to be saved, the simple answer was to BELIEVE ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST. Paul and Silas didn't tell the man to commit anything to God. They didn't tell him to turn from his sins. They didn't tell him to surrender all to Christ as Lord. They simply told him to BELIEVE.
So you see, when some wicked false preacher tells you that to go to Heaven you must “repent and turn from your sins,” he is lying to you! Repentance is a change of mind from unbelief to belief; that's it, that's all, no more! We've got a bunch of lying preachers today! I am talking about Jeff Redlin and Timothy Zacharias of Campus Church at Pensacola Christian College (PCC), who falsely teach in their Foundation's Class for all new church members, and I quote: “Repentance is a change of mind resulting in a change of behavior.” The Bible doesn't teach that repentance results in anything except BELIEVING ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST to be saved, period, end of story.
Anyone who teaches that true repentance will result in a change of behavior is preaching another Gospel. It is the Holy Spirit through the Word of God that sanctifies a person (John 17:17; 1st Peter 2:2), but only if that person yields to the Holy Spirit (Romans 12:1-2; 2nd Corinthians 10:5-6). Many believers don't yield to God's indwelling Holy Spirit, and so they continue to live carnal lives of horrible sin (like Lot, Samson and Solomon).
This truth is also evidenced by the sexually immoral Christian man in 1st Corinthians 5:1-5. The Bible says that if he refused to repent of his sins (as a believer), then he would still “be saved in the Day of the Lord Jesus” (1st Corinthians 5:5b). This proves that Lordship Salvation is untrue, because if a man must surrender to Christ as both Savior AND LORD to be saved, then this man could never have been saved at all. And, again in 1st Corinthians 3:15b we see a man who lost all his rewards in Heaven because of sin “saved; yet so as by fire.” He barely escaped the fires of Hell! 1st Corinthians 3:15, “If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.” Lordship Salvation makes the fatal error of mixing and combining sanctification with justification.
Pilgrim's Progress author, John Bunyan, said it best I think:
“If you do not put a difference between justification wrought by the man Christ without and sanctification wrought by the Spirit of Christ within, you are not able to divide the Word aright; but contrariwise, you corrupt the Word of God, and cast stumbling blocks before the people.” —John Bunyan (1628-1688)
We rarely hear any distinction between sanctification and justification anymore in today's apostate pulpits. Instead, all we hear is that you cannot go to Heaven unless you “turn from your sins” or “make full surrender to Christ as 'Lord'” or “give your life to Christ” or “follow Jesus as 'Lord' from now on.” You may do all these things and yet never have been born-again at all. Jesus said that to be saved “YE MUST BE BORN AGAIN” (John 3:3-7).
Billy Graham (1918-2018) was a gifted orator, a kind man and beloved by millions of people. Unfortunately, he also did more than anyone to sinfully yoke believers together with unbelievers in the damned Roman Catholic religion. You cannot get to Heaven through the sacramental salvation of the accursed Catholic church. The Bible is very plain in Acts 16:30b-31, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.”
You get saved by putting your childlike faith (reliance, confidence) in the Lord Jesus Christ, believing that He did it all for you on the cross. Christ died for your sins, He was buried and three days later He physically resurrected from the dead. Those THREE THINGS are the Gospel (i.e., the Good News) by which we are saved, IF we believe it (Romans 1:16). I am so tired of hearing preachers today just tell people to believe that Christ died for their sins, and there is no mention of His bodily resurrection from the dead. To be saved you absolutely must believe that Jesus raised up from the dead.
Just in case you think I am barking up an empty tree here, consider that statistically 25% of all professed Christians in Europe today deny that Jesus bodily resurrected from the dead. Here is a wacky church that falsely says Jesus didn't die on the cross for our sins! Need I say more? So you see, it is of the utmost importance that preachers always mention Christ's death on the cross, burial and bodily resurrection. Here is the official website of the accursed Jehovah's Witnesses, who deny that Jesus ressurected physically from the dead. They claim that He only raised up in Spirit. Dear friend, JESUS RESURRECTED PHYSICALLY FROM THE DEAD. The Bible plainly says:
1st Corinthians 15:4-6, “And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.”
Now, I may not be that smart, but I know that you cannot see a spirit. As we just read, Jesus (after He raised up from the dead) was SEEN by over 500 saints at one time! Wow! I believe Christ appeared to thousands of saints after he physically resurrected from the dead. Also, we read in Acts 1:9-11...
Acts 1:9-11, “And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.”
As I just showed you, FIVE TIMES in Acts 1:9-11 we are told that the apostles SAW Jesus in His physical form, ascending up into Heaven. Clearly, Jesus did physically, and not just in Spirit, raise up from the dead.
Billy Graham is a theological liar! According to his website, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Crusade falsely says:
Nowhere in the Holy Bible are we told to “follow Him as Lord, from this day forward” to be saved. Those lies cannot produce the new birth in Jesus Christ. It is so tragic that the first website to appear, when I searched Google for how to go to Heaven, is Billy Graham's damnable false plan of salvation. Just as the Bible says in Romans 3:20, no flesh will be justified in God's sight by keeping the works of the law."I want to trust Him as my Savior and follow Him as Lord, from this day forward. Guide my life and help me to do your will. I pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen."
Like all lying false prophets, Billy Graham starts of by saying that salvation is not by works, but then totally contradicts himself by requiring you to keep the law to be saved. Salvation cannot be by both folks! You either get saved by faith alone without works; or else you must turn from sin (keep the law) in addition to faith to be saved. One or both of these plans of salvation may be false, but they absolutely cannot both be true!!!
It is tragic that Mr. Graham leaves behind a legacy of doing works for a salvation which he claims is not earned by works. It makes no sense! Lordship Salvation is a sick form of theological schizophrenia. While they incessantly insist that salvation is without works, they incessantly require that you do works (turn away from your sinful living) to be saved. That cannot be a free gift. The Bible teaches that eternal life is the free gift of God (Romans 5:15-18, 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9). A “gift” by every definition of the word is something which is received without obligation or compensation. ...
Paul Washer Exposed: Repent Of Your Sins False Gospel Refuted
There is no threat as dangerous today to the Gospel as the “repent of your sins” heresy in churches and Bible colleges today. Evangelist Ken Ham is guilty of preaching another gospel. Sadly, Pastor Clarence Sexton, Crown College and Temple Baptist Church in Powell, Tennessee sinfully bid Ken Ham Godspeed. Something is very wrong with today's pastors, who don't stand against error, false doctrine or false prophets anymore. Does Clarence Sexton stand against anything anymore? Pastor Sexton foolishly stands against King James Bible only preachers, while at the same time endorsing repent of your sin heretics! Go figure!
Anyone who endorses Billy Graham has doctrinal issues! Mr. Graham went to Hell to burn forever, rotting with his “repent of your sins” garbage. You cannot show me even one verse in the Bible, where someone was told to repent of their sins to be saved. I can show you in Matthew 27:3 where Judas repented for the sins he had committed, but Judas still went to Hell forever in his sins. You don't turn from your sins to be forgiven of your sins, you REST completely in what Jesus Christ has already done for you through Calvary's cross. Acts 10:43, “To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.” ALL the prophets gave witness through their preaching, that faith in Christ is the only way of salvation. There was no mention or requirement to follow Christ as supreme “Lord,” turn away from sins or anything else!!!