Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Pacific Garden Mission Preaches A Counterfeit Gospel

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:”

I am horrified lately as I listen to 'UNSHACKLED' radio, which is produced by the Pacific Garden Mission in Chicago. Tragically, neo-evangelicals with their demonic Lordship Salvation have infiltrated, infected and damned countless churches, missions, Bible colleges and religious institutions with a counterfeit gospel that intertwines works with grace! Dear reader, anytime you attack the grace of God, you attack the God of grace! The Apostle Paul was upset in the Epistle of Galatians because someone was messing with grace. ...
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.”
Pacific Garden Mission is troubling Chicago with their perverted gospel of partial faith in Christ plus works. Don't take my word for it, read this sickening transcript from 'UNSHACKLED':
Program #3625 - Aired in 2020 (the story of Cydanni Ade; she takes a stroll on the beach and meets a stranger, to whom she starts discussing her struggle with truth.) Here is some of their interaction....
Cydanni Ade: “I know, you're going to tell me He [Jesus] loves me unconditionally, and wants to be my Savior.” 
Stranger On The Beach: “Yes and no!” 
Cydanni Ade: “What?” 
Stranger On The Beach: “He does love people, but Him becoming your Savior HAS CONDITIONS! 
Cydanni Ade: “I've always heard He loves everyone unconditionally.” 
Stranger On The Beach: “Then, why does He call us to repent? If God loves everybody unconditionally, then you can do whatever you want, and believe whatever you think.” 
Cydanni Ade: “I know that's not true!” 
Stranger On The Beach: “Right! So, God placed an absolute condition, by which He requires, commands all people everywhere, to repent of their sins and believe in Jesus Christ, and live for Him! 
Cydanni Ade: “Huh.” [emphasis added]
SOURCE: Program #3625 - Aired in 2020 (the story of Cydanni Ade)
Dear reader, what you just read is the Satanic lie of Lordship Salvation. Almighty God doesn't require nor command that you repent of your sins to be saved! It is Calvinism repackaged! There are multiple heresies taught in the preceding dialog:
FIRST, God loves everyone. The stranger on the beach is a fool. What saith the Scripture? John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” It was God's unconditional love that sent Jesus to be nailed and crucified on a cross to pay for our sins.
SECOND, there are no conditions for Jesus to become your Savior, except to receive Him. What saith the Scripture? John 1:12-13, “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” You receive Jesus by believing (trusting) on His name!
THIRD, Pacific Garden Mission (PGM) is woeful confused between justification by faith, and sanctification by the Holy Spirit. What saith the Scripture? Romans 5:1-2, “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” Romans 15:16, “That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost.” There you have it—we are JUSTIFIED by faith, and we are SANCTIFIED by the Holy Spirit. That is, God saves us by faith, and then the indwelling Holy Spirit changes us.
Preacher and author of Pilgrim's Progress, John Bunyan, got it right:
 “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)
Pacific Garden Mission (PGM) is pulling on the same rope as the Devil. They obviously aren't theologians, but are merely following the corrupt theology of dangerous men like Ray Comfort, John MacArthur, and Steve Pettit at Bob Jones University (all heretical Calvinists in their doctrine).
FOURTH, nowhere in the Word of God are we commanded to “repent of our sins” to be saved. That phrase doesn't appear in the Holy Bible, corrupt and dishonest men added it! PGM cites a verse from Acts 17:30, “And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:” A good rule to follow when interpreting the Bible is to never use an obscure passage to contradict a clear one. We have hundreds of clear Bible passages teaching that salvation is simply by believing. In fact, the Gospel of John mentions the word “believe” 85 times, without ever mentioning the word “repent” even once. That speaks volumes! It simply tells us that the man who BELIEVES has automatically repented (which simply means, a change of mind). A man repents toward God (Acts 20:31b), embracing THE TRUTH that he is a needy sinner, and believing THE TRUTH of the Gospel to be saved. Please 
notice Acts 17:34a, “Howbeit certain men clave unto him, and believed...” Nowhere does the Bible indicate that they turned away from sinning.
FIFTH, You don't have to LIVE FOR JESUS to receive God's free gift. That is why it is called “a gift (Romans 5:15-18; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9). To obtain a gift, you simply take it. Salvation is a take proposition, not a give proposition.
In 1st Corinthians 15:1-4 the Apostle Paul mentions the phrase, according to the Scriptures twice. Everything that we believe as Christians must be ACCORDING TO THE SCRIPTURES. Even false prophets know that, which is why PGM cited Acts 17:30 in an attempt to bolster up their Strawman heresy of Lordship Salvation. In fact, even the Devil himself knows that everything must be according to the Scriptures, which is why he subtly came to Eve and the first thing he said was, “Hath God said? (Genesis 3:1). When the Devil came to tempt Jesus, he quoted the Scriptures, taking them out of context (which is exactly what Pacific Garden Mission is doing). PGM are basing a false doctrine on a misinterpretation of Acts 17:30, ignoring the entire Gospel of John (John 20:31). Pastor Max D. Younce preaches a helpful sermon called: 'TRY THE SPIRITS' from 1st John 4:1.

I cannot warn everyone strongly enough about the dangers of the Lordship Gospel, which is not Free Grace Theology! Here is a very helpful quote by Pastor M.R. DeHaan (1891-1965):
“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.” —Pastor M.R. DeHaan, Hebrews; Zondervan Publishing House, 1959 (p. 117).
Here are more quotes differentiating between SALVATION and DISCIPLESHIP. Kindly said, the folks at Pacific Garden Mission and 'Unshackled' do not understand what Dr. DeHaan just said, for if they did they wouldn't teach the theological errors that they do! This is a serious matter, because if you're wrong on the plan of salvation, then people cannot be born-again! Satan's greatest weapon is to con people into living the Christian life without ever being born again! That is exactly what PGM and UNSHACKLED are doing!!! They are shackling people to a false hope! You don't get saved by forsaking sinful behavior AND trusting Christ. That is another gospel of partial faith in Christ plus works!

Dear friend, I am just a redeemed sinner on social media. I'm just A VOICE, as was John the Baptist (after whom my middle name is named, “John), crying in the Wilderness of cyberspace. I hope someone is listening! I love you unconditionally with God's love, whosoever you may be, and I only desire that you come to the knowledge of THE TRUTH of the Gospel to be saved. Jesus warned us in Matthew 7:15, Beware of false prophets...”

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