Saturday, June 6, 2020

Dr. Steve Pettit's Counterfeit Gospel

Revelation 21:8, “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

In a chapel sermon to 2,700 students at Bob Jones University from March 30, 2020 titled: 'TELL THE TRUTH,' Dr. Steve Pettit heretically says:
“And sadly, for some of you, it's [lying] going to find you out in eternity. If somebody perpetually lies, what does that say about him? Could it be simply exposing the reality that you've never put off the old man, and put on the new? Where do perpetual liars go? Revelation 21:9, 'all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.'” [emphasis added] —Dr. Steve Pettit (March 30, 2020; 'The Daily Platform,' #696 - 'Tell The Truth,' 17:48 time)
That is a lie of the Devil! The Bible doesn't say that “PERPETUAL LIARS” go to Hell, it says “ALL LIARS” go to Hell. How many lies does a person have to tell to be a liar? That's right, JUST ONE!!! Here is Scriptural proof of what I am teaching from James 2:10, “For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.” If you commit just ONE SIN, you are a guilty sinner and cannot go to Heaven! As far as God is concerned, if you have broken one of His Commandments, you've broken ALL OF THEM! That is because God is absolutely perfect, holy and righteousness; therefore, committing even one sin makes us filthy in His sight. 

In fact, God sees even our self-righteousness as “filthy rags.” Isaiah 64:6, “But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.” If you have ever lied even one time, then you are going to Hell forever unless you get saved! You are a needy sinner, just like me, and we all need the Savior! Perpetual liars don't go to Hell, ALL LIARS go to Hell!!! 

The disturbing reason why Dr. Steve Pettit made the statement he did, is because he has a corrupted understanding of God's plan of salvation. All sinners deserve to go to Hell, not just perpetual sinners! In Dr. Pettit's flawed theological thinking, if you are still a perpetual liar (i.e., a perpetual sinner), you haven't faithfully run the race as a Christian and won't be allowed into Heaven. I'm not kidding, check out what he said:
You can't just speak about getting saved, and you accepted Christ, and then that's it! There is a justification; There is a sanctification; There's ultimately a glorification, and though there are three parts, they are all part of the whole, and you cannot separate them. In order for you to qualify for the award, you have to get into the race, you have to stay in the race, and you have to finish the race. If you want to win, you have to run to the end; and winning in the Christian life is everything, because if you lose—if you don't finish—you lose everything—you lose your SOUL. And so, the Christian race is the life of faith that begins, is run, and is finished when we cross over into Heaven!” [emphasis added] —Dr. Steve Pettit (“What Does It Mean To Run 'The Race'?” - 11:34)
Dear friend, that is NOT the Gospel of free grace taught in the inspired Word of God. The true gift of God is eternal life, and it is obtained simply by taking it by faith! You get saved in a moment of time, just as you would receive a birthday gift in a moment of time. Getting the gift of eternal life is not an ongoing process that you must fulfil. Steve Pettit is a false prophet!!! The Bible teaches that ALL SINNERS go to Hell, which is why WE ALL NEED A SAVIOR...
1st Corinthians 6:9-11, “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.” [emphasis added]
If you don't receive Jesus' sacrifice on the cross as payment for your sins, you will burn in Hell forever and ever! Kindly said, Steve Pettit is an unsaved man (in my humble opinion)! He is religious, but not saved, clearly evidenced by the abundance of ignorant and theologically dangerous statements that he keeps making in his preaching. I feel sorry for all those 2,700 students at Bob Jones University, being brainwashed by Steve Pettit to think that perpetual liars” will go to Hell. That is NOT what the Bible teaches!!! Once you accept God's free gift of eternal life, God only sees Christ's righteousness for ever and ever!!! Dr. Pettit doesn't seem to understand the truth of the imputed righteousness of God!!!

Perpetual Liars Do Go To Heaven If They Are Saved

In Dr. Pettit's errant theological thinking, professed Christian students who are “perpetual liars” will go to Hell, but not occasional liars. That is a works-based plan of salvation!!! Go read Bob Jones University's Statement of Faith for yourself, where they teach you must be, “willing to repent and turn from your sins” to be saved. BJU is preaching another gospel! Galatians 1:6-7 pronounces God's curse upon anyone who corrupts the Gospel.

Pastor Harry A. Ironside (1875-1951) gets the Gospel 100% correct:
“When anyone comes promising salvation to those ‘who make full surrender' of all that they have to God, and who 'pay the price of full salvation' he is preaching another gospel, for the price was paid on Calvary's cross and the work that saves is finished. It was Christ Jesus who made the full surrender when He yielded His life on Calvary that saves us, not our surrender in any way to Him.” 
SOURCE: Harry A. Ironside, from the Gospel tract, 'Another Gospel'
That is beautiful! Clearly, Dr. Ironside taught a Free Grace view of the Gospel. Consider further the following awesome quote by Pastor Ironside:
“The Gospel is not a call to repentance, or to amendment of our ways, to make restitution for past sins, or to promise to do better in the future. These things are proper in their place, but they do not constitute the Gospel; for the Gospel is not good advice to be obeyed, it is good news to be believed. Do not make the mistake then of thinking that the Gospel is a call to duty or a call to reformation, a call to better your condition, to behave yourself in a more perfect way than you have been doing in the past…
Nor is the Gospel a demand that you give up the world, that you give up your sins, that you break off bad habits, and try to cultivate good ones. You may do all these things, and yet never believe the Gospel and consequently never be saved at all.”
SOURCE: Harry A. Ironside, from the sermon: 'What Is The Gospel?'
Whether or not we go to Heaven is strictly based upon our faith in Jesus Christ, or lack thereof. The gift of eternal life has absolutely NOTHING to do with the choices we make throughout our Christian life. No amount of choosing to sin could ever jeopardize a believer's position in Jesus Christ as God's redeemed child. It was a gift! Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Steve Pettit Teaches The Same False Gospel As Ray Comfort

Evangelist Steve Pettit is teaching the same damnable doctrine of Evangelist Ray Comfort. First let me quote to you Matthew 7:21-23, and then I'll show you Mr. Comfort's corrupt thinking:
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.”
On page 1197 of 'THE EVIDENCE BIBLE' by Ray Comfort, he comments and horribly corrupts 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.” [emphasis added]
SOURCE: 'THE EVIDENCE BIBLE,' by Ray Comfort, pg. 1197; 2003, Bridge-Logos Publishers, Orlando, Florida
Ladies and gentleman, Ray Comfort is teaching works salvation! According to what we just read by Ray Comfort, every believer who is still living in deliberate sin won't be allowed into Heaven. That is what Steve Pettit is teaching! Pettit warns the students that “perpetual liars” won't go to Heaven! Ray Comfort says men with “a roaming eye for the opposite sex” aren't really saved, because he says they've never repented of their sins! This is the heresy of Lordship Salvation, which Bob Jones University teaches!!! Satan's greatest weapon is to con people into living the Christian life without ever being born again! Look at the junk theology that Steve Pettit teaches at BJU!

Dear reader, I hope you see the grave danger of what Dr. Pettit is teaching to the students at BJU. The very fact that he scares students who perpetually lie that they won't be going to Heaven is another gospel. What saith the Scripture? Romans 5:20, “Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:” Acts 13:39, “And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.” Contrary to the garbage theology of Steve Pettit, the inspired Word of God teaches that the born-again believer is JUSTIFIED FROM ALL THINGS, and that when a believer sins, GRACE DOTH MUCH MORE ABOUND!!!

Dear friend, perpetual liars do go to Heaven if they are among the redeemed! The stealing Christian boss, or the pervert Christian man, or the rebellious Christian wife, or the adulterous Christian woman; are still 100% safe and eternally secure in God's gift of eternal life, which is obtained by faith without works. Beware of the Devil's false gospel that says you are not saved if you haven't turned away from your sins. The Bible plainly teaches that eternal life is a free gift! Romans 4:4-6, “Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works,”
“At Cornell University, my professor of European literature, Vladimir Nabokov, changed the way I read and the way I write. Words could paint pictures, I learned from him. Choosing the right word, and the right word order, he illustrated, could make an enormous difference in conveying animage or an idea.” —Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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