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.”
Dear reader, you either have to forsake your sinful bad habits to get to Heaven, or you do not, but it cannot be both. Sadly, 90% of what we hear being taught in churches today is NOT the same plan of salvation which the inspired King James Bible teaches.
Here is the Bible way to Heaven...
1st Corinthians 15:1-6, “Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.”
Anyone who comes to God as a guilty sinner, by faith receiving His sacrifice on the cross as full payment for your sins, believing that He was buried, but then three days later Jesus bodily resurrected from the dead, is saved. It is that simple.
Your Faith + Good News (Gospel) = New Birth
The “gospel” is comprised of three things:
- Jesus DIED on a cross for our sins.
- He was BURIED.
- Three days later Jesus RESURRECTED from the dead.
1st Thessalonians 4:14, “For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.” Please don't delay friend if you've never been born again. A true “Christian” is a sinner who has put trust in the person and work of Jesus Christ, including His death on the cross as payment for sins, burial and His physical resurrection on the third day.
Having said that, I am appalled at the embellishments I hear from preachers today, which have nothing to do with getting saved. Such unbiblical embellishments include:
- walk an aisle
- pray a prayer
- join a church, denomination or convention
- turn from your sins
- repent of your sins
- be willing to turn away from sin
- feel sorrow for your sins
- forsake a lifestyle of sinning
- be baptized in water
- speak in “tongues”
- turn over a new leaf
- ask Christ into your heart
- invite Jesus into your life
- surrender your entire personality to Christ
- surrender all
- live a holy life
- live a changed life
- give control of your life over to Christ
- faithfully run the race
- count the cost and pay the price
- live a lifestyle of repentance from sins
- turn away from the old life
- follow Jesus no matter what the cost
- make Jesus the “Lord” (Master) of your life
- be sorrow for your sin
- confess Christ publicly
- keep the Sabbath Day
- keep God's Ten Commandments
- get rid of bad habits and vices
- ask Jesus into your heart
- have a religious experience
- feel hatred for sin
- commit your life to Christ
- become a Christ follower
- live to obey God's commandments
NONE of these things are required to get to Heaven. Yet, I can hardly listen to a sermon, or visit a church website, or watch a YouTube video, or hear a Bible college chapel service, or read a religious tract, or listen to religious radio, without seeing and hearing these unbiblical additions to God's simple plan of salvation, which are damnable heresy! True Bible salvation is by faith alone in the Gospel (Good News) of Jesus Christ crucified, buried and risen the third day (1st Corinthians 15:1-6). That's it, that's all, no more!
It's as simple as this friend—you are a dirty, guilty, sinner, and so am I (Romans 3:10-23). The penalty for our sins is to spend eternity burning in the fires of Hell (Revelation 21:8). You might think that is too harsh of a punishment, but if you understand that we have sinned against a sinless and holy God, then you can begin to grasp why we deserve eternal damnation. God loves humanity so much that He gave His only begotten Son, Jesus, to die on a cross to pay our debt of sin (John 3:16). All God asks is that you believe Jesus did it all for you!
Simply acknowledge that you are a guilty sinner (Romans 3:19-20). By childlike faith, receive Christ's sacrifice on the cross as payment for your sins, believing that He died, was buried, but then resurrected bodily three days later from the dead. This is the 'GOOD NEWS' by which all who BELIEVE IT are saved instantly, irrevocably and eternally. ONCE SAVED, ALWAYS SAVED!!! Romans 1:16, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.” The Gospel is the “power” that saves, if you'll just BELIEVE IT!!! That is, if you will make it your only hope for eternal life.
God is not asking YOU to give up anything to be saved. The Lord wants to freely give you something. 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.
There is only ONE Gospel, which we looked at in 1st Corinthians 15:1-3.
The garbage being taught at Pensacola Christian College today is another gospel, not free grace.
The garbage being preached on 'UNSHACKLED' radio by Pacific Garden Mission is another gospel, not free grace.
The source of all this tommyrot today is the Devil's new Bible revisions.
KING JAMES BIBLE (KJB) - Hebrews 6:1, “Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,”
THE VOICE (VOICE) - Hebrews 6:1, “So let’s push on toward a more perfect understanding and move beyond just the basic teachings of the Anointed One. There’s no reason to rehash the fundamentals: repenting from what you loved in your old dead lives, believing in God as our Creator and Redeemer,”
NEW LIFE VERSION (NLV) - Hebrews 6:1, “So let us leave the first things you need to know about Christ. Let us go on to the teaching that full-grown Christians should understand. We do not need to teach these first truths again. You already know that you must be sorry for your sins and turn from them. You know that you must have faith in God.”
NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION (NIV) - Hebrews 6:1, “Therefore let us move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God,”
EASY-TO-READ VERSION (ERV) - Hebrews 6:1, “So we should be finished with the beginning lessons about Christ. We should not have to keep going back to where we started. We began our new life by turning away from the evil we did in the past and by believing in God.”
Do you see how Satan has horribly corrupted the Word of God? All of the four perversions of the Bible which I have just shown you, change the words “repentance from dead works” in the trustworthy King James Bible, to say instead that you have to give up your sinful bad habits to get to Heaven. Clearly, these are two very different meanings. The inspired King James Bible says to repent of your DEAD WORKS. That is, to be saved you need to change your mind from what you think you must do to be saved, to what God says you must do to get to Heaven.
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.”The beloved Pastor Bob Gray Sr. of the Longview Baptist Temple church in Texas correctly preaches. ...
SOURCE: Michael Patrick Bowen, a quote from the awesome book, “I NEVER KNEW YOU” (Page 114)
“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.”Dr. Mark G. Cambron Has Repentance 100% Correct
SOURCE: Pastor Bob Gray Sr., a quote from the awesome MP3 sermon, 'Why You Should Be A Part Of A Growing Church'
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: Galatians 1:8-9; Galatians 2:4; Galatians 2:21; Galatians 3:1-3; Galatians 5:1-4; Ephesians 2:8-10; II Corinthians 5:21; John 3:16-18; Philippians 3:9; Titus 3:5-8:11 Corinthians 11:13-15.
SOURCE: The Cambron Institute
I thank God for doctrinally sound men like Dr. Mark G. Cambron. You'll have to look far and wide today to find such doctrinally sound preachers as Brother Cambron. Sadly, 90% of pastors today are theologically incompetent, unlearned and corrupt. Even worse, if you dare try to help them by telling them the truth, they are resentful and quick to show you the door, telling you to leave and don't come back.
I know because I've had it sadly happen to me numerous times. This happened to me at the ungodly Harvest Baptist Church on Guam. That devil Marty Herron (their senior pastor from 1999 to 2018) banned me from returning to Harvest Baptist Church. That sad little heretic is now vice president of Faith Baptist Bible College And Theological Seminary in Ankeny, Iowa. I wouldn't enroll my dog in that cesspool of iniquity! Marty Herron is a child of the Devil. Herron preaches the demonic lie of Lordship Salvation (as do nearly all Bob Jones University alumni today). RUN from the dangerous ungodly Bob Jones University cult!!! I am sickened how stupid people are today, following any idiot who becomes their Bible professor or pastor. Please think for yourself! Be as the Bereans who searched the Scriptures daily (Acts 17:10-11).
There are not two gospels dear reader. You either must forsake a lifestyle of sinning to get to Heaven, or you do not, but it cannot be both. Adding even the slightest bit of human effort to faith cancels faith. The only way to receive the new birth is to wholly lean on Jesus name, apart from all self-righteousness and works (Hebrews 4:10-11). Tragically, less than 1% of pastors today care about right doctrine. They are lazy and don't want to suffer reproach for the name of Christ. They don't want to be put outside the gate with Jesus. I am outside the gate. Jesus has always been outside the gate.
Outside The Gate With Jesus
(Pastor Jack Hyles, 1926-2001)
(Pastor Jack Hyles, 1926-2001)
The rotten Bob Jones cult today insist that works are necessary to get to Heaven. They'll lie and say that works aren't necessary to be saved, but then say that without works your faith is invalid. The Bible calls BJU and their graduates liars and false prophets (Proverbs 30:5-6). They are accursed by God for corrupting the Gospel (Galatians 1:8). I will never be quiet. I won't shut up for God! Satan wants us to SHUT UP, but God wants us to SPEAK UP! Well, I'm speaking up. To God be the glory. Jesus is precious!!!