Monday, August 31, 2020

Get The Hell Away From Me, Satan!

Proverbs 1:10, “My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.” Galatians 2:4-5, “And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage: To whom we gave place by subjection, no, not for an hour; that the truth of the gospel might continue with you.” Titus 1:10-13, “For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision: Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake. One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies. This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;” Matthew 16:23, But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.”

The inspired King James Bible plainly teaches for God's children not to tolerate wickedness or false doctrine. I had a religious woman (Anna) post on my Facebook timeline today (09-01-20), promoting Calvinism. She objected to a sermon video from the Turner Street Baptist Church in Marysville, Tennessee. The YouTube video is titled: “Calvinism Is Stupid!” I watched the whole video and it is 100% Biblically accurate. But Anna sincerely feels that the video is condemning of other's Calvinist beliefs. YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT IS LADY!!! She didn't like that the pastor called Calvinism stupid, crazy and wicked.” Those are very appropriate words to use to describe the heretical teachings of John Calvin (1509-1564), and I stand by them 100%. Here's part of what she (Anna) posted on my Facebook page:
“I grew up going to Turner Street and loved things about it, but one thing I didn’t like looking back on it was the many times I heard how bad other people were for believing certain things. It’s okay to have a different opinions on translating the Bible, but to call people (people made in the image of God) bad names is divisive. By all means preach your doctrine, but I wouldn’t be preaching solely against Calvinists as if they are an enemy. Just a different way to look at it, brother. Have a good day!”
Are you kidding me? Calvinists are the enemy, because they are pulling on the same rope as the Devil. Anna reasons that since all men are created in the image of God, we ought not speak with offensive words regarding their false teachings. That is exactly what is wrong with so many churches today—pastors who lack the backbone to call sin by name, and expose false prophets by name, and take an uncompromising stand against evil, and call a false prophet a reprobate of the faith! Calvinism is damnable heresy! All five points of Calvinism corrupt God's grace!!! There are no acceptable or less controversial points of Calvinism. IT'S ALL OF THE DEVIL!!!


I have no patience with Calvinism. The Apostle Paul said not to tolerate a corrupted Gospel for even one hour!!! A one-point Calvinist is a reprobate! If you don't agree, get the Hell out of my blog! There are no menus here, you get THE TRUTH! I don't want anybody to leave, but if you don't like hearing THE TRUTH, then I don't care, you're still going to hear it, and I'm not going to burp, babysit and coddle Calvinist sympathizers!!! GET THEE BEHIND ME, SATAN!!!

Anna is an ecumenical, attempting to unite heretical Calvinists with free grace Christians by error. Calvinism And Grace Are Not Compatible | MP3 (Pastor Ralph Yankee Arnold). God knows that I am not a mean person, and I certainly would never try to hurt someone's feelings, but as a Bible-believing fundamentalist Baptist preacher, I have absolutely zero tolerance for Calvinist false prophets. Anna didn't come as a truth-seeker, but as an error-promoter. There's a big difference between someone who is confused and wants to ask questions to learn, versus someone who has already been shown the truth, but they choose to continue arguing their religious point. 

Anna has already decided that she is a Calvinist, period. I rebuked her sharply, as the Bible teaches, for her own sake that she may be sound in the faith (Titus 1:10-13). If her and her hubby want to condemn me, threatening me with God's judgment, then so be it. Romans 3:4, “God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged. The truth is we all must give account to God (Romans 14:10-12). If Calvinism is true, then I am in trouble; but if Calvinism is untrue, then I will be justified when I face God in eternity. I'm sure those false prophets confronted and sharply rebuked by Titus became offended. I'm sure they got their feelings hurt. I'm sure they were angry at Titus for a time. But the Apostle Paul didn't say to coddle people who are corrupted in their thinking, did he. No, he said to REBUKE THEM SHARPLY that they may be sound in the faith.

I call people like Anna “spiritual liberals, similar to the Democrat, Marxist, leftist, sympathizers who want more rights for criminals, animals, homosexuals and welfare types. Anna doesn't believe in condemning someone else's religious beliefs, just because you strongly disagree. Well, Anna is a fool. If you don't like that, tough, get the Hell out of my blog! I quoted a few passages of Scripture above, teaching us not to tolerate any teachings that mess with God's grace! Anna was contending with the Christian man who posted the video. I defended the man, saying that he was 100% right to refute Calvinism. 

So Anna got upset and started trying to proselytize my Facebook readers, so I commented: “Take your Calvinist garbage elsewhere woman!” So she went and got Daddy, her husband, who responded by threatening me with God's wrath someday. These people are misled by the Devil. They come into my Facebook page complaining about the faithful pastors of the Turner Street Baptist Church, subtly accusing them of berating and condemning people for their doctrinal views. Listen, if what you believe doesn't match up with the inspired King James Bible, YOU'RE WRONG!!! God said it, that settles it, whether you believe it or not friend! Watch out for anyone who wants to make heresy smell sweet! We're not going to dress-up sin, put perfume on it, and sugarcoat it with kind words. No, you get that evil crap out of here! Those reprobate Calvinists are teaching stupid things!

Jude 1:4, “For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.” False prophets never boldly announce their entrance into a church, a blog, a Bible college, a rescue mission—any group of people. They creep in, like snakes! The Bible says false prophets are “CREPT IN UNAWARES.” That means they are so subtle that you don't even detect them. Satan was subtle when tempting Eve. Satan was subtle when tempting Jesus. And false prophets are subtle. They are nice people. They use friendly words. They quote Bible verses. But they are corrupted of the Devil, always believing that they are sincere.

I get some people who are bitter at their pastors, and they want a social media platform to vent. I have also been abused and mistreated by pastors, so I understand, However, when it comes to Bible doctrine, I am no respecter of person. Anna and her husband are upset with me for boldly rebuking her, because she is saying that God chooses who will be saved. I do not think she is saved. If salvation is truly by grace, then God cannot pick and choose His favorites...
“God's righteousness is to everyone because there is no difference, for all have sinned, and God cannot pick and choose. It has to be the same for everybody. He either has to choose all of us, or he can't choose any of us!” —Pastor Ralph “Yankee Arnold, “Does Calvinism Change The Gospel?
To claim that God chooses who will be saved is a perversion of grace. When someone teaches heresy, I am going to kindly teach them the Holy Bible. I am sincerely going to try to help them. But when they argue with me, and start telling me that I need to read the Bible, I am going to tell them to GET THE HELL AWAY FROM ME, SATAN! Calvinists are preaching doctrines of devils. 1st Timothy 4:1, “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;” I know some spiritual liberals with bleeding hearts will disagree with me. If so, there's the damn door, leave! Go! Jesus said the same thing to His disciples when He taught the truth, and most people walked away. John 6:67, “Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away?” Calvinism is of the Devil, all five points! If you disagree, get the Hell away from me, Satan (Matthew 16:23).

Advocates Of Lordship Gospel Use Obscure Verses

2nd Peter 3:16-17, “As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.

I took a drive today to PostNet to get my packages. I ordered some King James Bibles to give away. As I drove something dawned on me. It occurred to me that the proponents of the heresy of Lordship Salvation ALL use obscure passages of Scripture in an attempt to bolster up their Strawman doctrine. When studying the Word of God, we should NEVER base a doctrine on just a verse or two, without taking into consideration the whole of Scripture. Pastor Curtis Hutson (1934-1995) fully understood this vital truth, who said: “A good rule to follow when interpreting the Bible is to never use an obscure passage to contradict a clear one.

For example: On their college website, Bob Jones University (BJU) says that you have to turn from your sins to be saved, which is a false doctrine! I am saddened and utterly disgusted that BJU has drastically changed for the worst. Literally, BJU is now a Satanic cult! They have gone full-blown Lordship Salvation, bidding Godspeed to Dr. John MacArthur! Here is a heretical quote form BJU's website...
With regard to the doctrine of Soteriology: We believe Scripture teaches that salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone (Eph. 2:4–10; Rom. 3:21–26; Titus 3:5) and apart from any human work of righteousness (Phil. 3:9). God offers this salvation freely to all men who are willing to repent and turn from their sins (Acts 3:19, 17:30) and place their full faith and trust in the atonement Christ made by His finished work on the Cross (Luke 24:46–48, Heb. 9:11–15, 10:10–14). [emphasis added] 
SOURCE: BJU Statements of Faith
You cannot show me one verse in the Bible that says turn from your sins or repent of your sins to receive God's free gift of eternal life. I triple-dog dare you to show me! You cannot show me even one Bible verse. So in a wicked attempt to justify there false teaching of Lordship Salvation, Bob Jones University cites obscure Scripture passages from Acts 3:19 and Acts 17:30 to deceive people. Here is the first passage:
Acts 3:19, Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;
Let's examine Acts 3:19 shall we? Taken by itself, this Bible verse is unclear, and we cannot discern exactly what is meant by “converted.” If we take into consideration the entirety of Scripture, it must mean to be born-again. But if we listen to religious deceivers like Dr. Steve Pettit (president of BJU since 2014) and Dr. John MacArthur (his buddy in California), then they will deceive you to think it means, “turn from your sins.” What saith the Scripture? Always look at the surrounding passage before interpreting any particular Bible verse, to discern the context. Take a look at Chapter four...
Acts 4:4, “Howbeit many of them which heard the word believed; and the number of the men was about five thousand.”
As is often the case, chapter divisions can mislead the Bible reader. There were no chapter divisions in the original Greek text. Scholarly men added the chapter divisions centuries later to organize the Bible. So always keep this in mind. Chapter four is a continuation of chapter three. Acts 4:4 says they “BELIEVED” to be saved. The Bible does NOT say that they forsook their sins, does it? No, it simply says that they BELIEVED and five thousand men were saved. This was in addition to the 3,000 souls saved in Acts 2:41, who gladly received his word, and were saved. This is how Cornelius was saved in Acts 10:43-44, “To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins. While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word.” They simply BELIEVED and were instantly saved. Please notice that their sins were remitted (pardoned) because they BELIEVED, and not because they were willing to forsake their sinful bad habits.

Now let's take a look at the other obscure Scripture cited by BJU, in a wicked attempt to bolster their Strawman heresy of turning from sins to be saved:
Acts 17:30, “And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:”
BJU's corrupt leaders would have you to think that this verse teaches you must turn from your sins to receive God's free gift of eternal life. They are assuming (ass-you-me) that repent means to turn from sins, but they assume WRONG! The word repent simply means to think differently, a change of mind from wrong thinking to believing the Good News (Gospel) of Christ crucified, buried and risen the third day from the dead (1st Corinthians 15:1-4). Taken by itself, Acts 17:30 is obscure, and can be wrestled to teach anything. What saith the rest of the Scripture passage?:
Acts 17:31-34, Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead. And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked: and others said, We will hear thee again of this matter. So Paul departed from among them. Howbeit certain men clave unto him, and believed: among the which was Dionysius the Areopagite, and a woman named Damaris, and others with them.
Notice again that the Bible doesn't say they turned from their sins and believed. No, it says in Acts 17:34 that they simply “BELIEVED. Oh friend, again and again and again, throughout the Holy Bible, we are taught that the way to be saved is simply TO BELIEVE. John 6:28-29, “Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.” John 6:47, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.” Galatians 3:26, “For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.” There is no mention of turning from your sins in these verses. There is no command to “repent of your sins to be born-again!!! Do you see friend, how the Devil has crept into our Bible colleges and churches today, perverting the Gospel?

John 20:31, 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. The Gospel of John is God's Gospel tract! The beloved Apostle John said, “THESE THINGS ARE WRITTEN,” that ye might “BELIEVE” and that by believing that Jesus is the Christ, the only begotten Son of God, you will have LIFE THROUGH HIS NAME.” Oh how beautiful! Oh how precious! If we were to exclude the other 65 books of the Holy Bible, all you need to be saved is written in the pages of John. But these are written John said, to convince you that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that if you simply BELIEVE on His name you will be immediately and forever saved!!! 

The Lordship Salvation crowd have it all backwards! They insist that you be willing to forsake the old life of sin first, as a requirement to receive God's free gift of eternal life; but the Bible teaches the opposite, that you receive God's free gift of forgiveness of sins first, and then God's Holy Spirit comes inside you to live, and He begins to remodel. The former is religious reformation, but the latter is the new birth. Please don't let Lordship Salvation damn your soul to Hell. Salvation is not doing your best, it is having Christ's best put to your account through receiving Him by faith. The Devil's greatest weapon is to con people into living the Christian life without ever being born-again! Jesus said, “YE MUST BE BORN AGAIN (John 3:7b).
“A man doesn't get better to get saved; he gets saved to get better.” —Pastor Curtis Hutson (1934-1995), “Salvation Crystal Clear
I love this helpful quote from Dr. Jack Hyles:
“Redemption is a work of God the Son. Regeneration is the work of God the Holy Spirit. Justification is the work of God the Father as He declares the sinner righteous in the Son. Conversion then becomes the work of the church as we change the use and purpose of a life.” ―Pastor Jack Hyles, “Conversion And Salvation” (chapter 3) from his book: “Salvation Is More Than Being Saved
In the beautiful simple pages of John we find the word “BELIEVE” mentioned 85 times, but the word “REPENT” is not mentioned even once. That is because the man who believes has repented, and man who repents has believed. Repentance and faith are inseparable, you cannot have one without the other.
“Being saved is not something that you perform, it is something that He performs.” —Pastor Ralph 'Yankee' Arnold, a great quote from the awesome sermon, “Raised For Our Justification.”
In hundreds of Scripture passages we are taught to simply believe on the Lord Jesus Christ to be saved. Jesus died on the cross, was buried and physically resurrected three days later. He did all that to pay your outstanding debt of sin and mine! WHAT A SAVIOR!!! 

It is the uttermost insult and injury for anyone—such as, Pastor's John MacArthur and Marty Herron, Evangelists' Ray Comfort and Ken Ham, or Dr. Steve Pettit—to preach that MORE is required than the simple childlike faith of 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.” The false teaching that one must repent from the old sinful life to be saved, is of the Devil, and cannot produce the new birth in Christ Jesus! 

Beware of these slick devil-dog preachers in the pulpit today, who have infected most churches with their Calvinistic Lordship Salvation garbage! These deceitful men preach another gospel of perverted grace! All of them misinterpret the Bible, taking obscure passages out of context, while ignoring hundreds of clear passages in the inspired Word of God! To complicate matters, most of these deceived religious men are using and promoting the Devil's corrupted Bible revisions, which literally redefine what it means to repent and thus how to be saved, damning millions of souls to the Lake of Fire forever without hope!!! The modern Bible versions are dangerous, please stay away from all of them! 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.”

More Junk Theology From PGM Shackling Men's Souls

Galatians 1:6-9, “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. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.

I woke up at 2:30 am and couldn't sleep, so I listened to Unshackled—the radio drama program that is supposed to make me face myself and think. Their corrupt theology makes my brain hurt! I heard some more junk theology this morning from Pacific Garden Mission's popular radio program, Unshackled. This is so sad and tragic. The Devil's lie of Lordship Salvation has crept into thousands of churches, Bible colleges and religious institutions today, including rescue missions like the Pacific Garden Mission in Chicago. That is not the same Gospel which Director Harry Saulnier (1902-1990) preached decades ago. My father often preached at PGM in the 1970's and 1980's, with me tagging along as a boy. I know what they taught back then, and it wasn't the garbage they're preaching today! They use to preach free grace theology—that faith alone in Jesus Christ was enough to be saved.

In the following heretical episode of Unshackled, you'll hear a horrible false gospel. Program #3632 - The Story Of George Gray - Aired in 2020 (here is the transcript beginning at 19:06 time in the program). Please note that the corrupt pastor mentioned in this Unshackled episode is NOT Pastor Steven Anderson of the Faithful Word Baptist Church (who remains one of my favorite preachers). Unshackled states:
Pastor Anderson: “But I do think there's a difference between knowing about God, and knowing God.” 
George Gray: “Sure, Sure, what would you say is the difference?” 
Pastor Anderson: “We begin a relationship with Godwhen we receive the great gift of His love, and we commit to following Him.” 
George Gray: “And so, how do you, how would one, do that?” 
Pastor Anderson: “Well, it begins by just admitting that you're a sinner, like we all are, but you believe that Jesus died to save us from those sins, and you choose to follow Him and live for Him for the rest of your life.” 
George Gray: “Huh, well, that's good to know, for people who are ready to take that step.” 
music plays... 
George Gray: “People like me. Later that night in my living room, I repented of my sinful life, and trusted Jesus to save me.” [emphasis added]
SOURCE: Unshackled Program #3632 - George Gray
Dear reader, what you've just read is not the Gospel, it is a gross perversion of grace. You cannot show me anywhere in the Bible that says we get saved by “beginning a relationship with God, nor by receiving the great gift of His love.” What does that even mean? This is liberal theology, rightly termed: “JUNK THEOLOGY”!!! Even the demons have a relationship with God as their Creator (James 2:19). All men have a relationship with God as their Creator (Romans 1:20b, “when they knew God). Judas had a very close relationship with Jesus, one of His very apostles. Judas went to Hell forever! 

You cannot show me anywhere in the Bible that says a person must commit their life to follow Christ to be saved. Judas followed Christ, but still died in his sins and went to Hell. Matthew 8:1, “When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him.” As we can see, following Jesus Christ is NOT the way of salvation. Judas followed Him. Multitudes followed Him. Yet none of them were saved because they followed Christ. Let's see how Unshackled's plan of salvation matches up to the Bible's plan of salvation...
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:
Pacific Garden Mission says in this Unshackled radio program, that you must choose to follow Him and live for Him for the rest of your life.” I triple dog dare you to show me that garbage in the King James Bible! You cannot my friend. Eternal life is a free gift, that you instantaneously accept, and nothing further is required of you (Romans 6:23). What Pacific Garden Mission is horribly doing is turning the new birth into a process, so that a person can never truly KNOW they are saved, unless they commit to continue living a lifestyle of repenting from sin. This is the same Satanic garbage that Evangelist Ray Comfort teaches! This is the same garbage preached at the ungodly Harvest Baptist Church cult on Guam, who have wickedly persecuted me since 2014 for my fundamentalist faith.

You don't have to live a certain way, turning away from a lifestyle of sin, to be saved. Pastor Marty Herron tragically preaches this damnable heresy! When I confronted him in 2014 about his teaching this doctrine of devils, he wickedly drove me out of Harvest Baptist Church on Guam. When I needed a church to attend and begged for Harvest's love and help in 2017, they cruelly told me to go away. This is a fake church, a religious cult, and not a Biblical New Testament church. In my humble opinion, because of the conflict in the church caused by the pastors' departure from the Christian faith, they resigned and fled the chicken coupe. I know that I did the right thing to contend for the faith (Jude 1:3), but those men (Marty Herron, Joe Hansen, Jared Baldwin and others, are cursed by God for preaching another gospel). God will be their Judge for the blood on their hands (Romans 3:4). This is a serious matter. Men's souls are at stake. 

Ironically, at the beginning of the excerpt I've provided, they condemn themselves (beginning at 18:18 in the audio program):
George Gray: “I love how you said, what was it—you held up the Bible and said: If I tell you something that differs from this book, then believe the Book!” 
Pastor Anderson: “Very good, you were listening!”
Yeah, I was listening too, and I believe the Book, not the junk being preached by Pacific Garden Mission!!! Sadly, they've been infiltrated by yuppie neo-evangelicals. I was disgusted a few weeks ago to hear Pastor Phil Kidd deny the believer's Eternal Security. It doesn't surprise me, because Dr. Phil Kidd is featured on 'Unshackled', program #2119, so he has a vested interest in defending their ungodly heresy on salvation by partial faith in Christ plus works. This was the entire purpose for the Apostle Paul writing to the churches at Galatia—someone was messing with grace!!! Unshackled says to be saved you MUST, choose to follow Him and live for Him for the rest of your life.” That is works! 

If I have to live for Christ for the rest of my life, then that is not a free gift (Ephesians 2:8-9), it then becomes an award, and is no more grace (Romans 11:6). As shocking as what I just said is, you won't believe that Dr. Steve Pettit (president of Bob Jones University since 2014) preaches. Dr. Pettit says you must faithfully run the race to earn the award of Heaven (and he literally calls it that)...
“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)
BLASPHEMY! What you just read is the Devil talking! Dear reader, you don't have to qualify for the award. Eternal life is not an award, it is a free gift, paid for by Jesus' precious blood through the cross of Calvary. Getting saved is not a race you must win. There is no competition! JESUS PAID IT ALL!!! Dr. Pettit heretically teaches:
“We run the race, we cross the finish line, and so what’s the prize? What is the award? Well, there are different viewpoints. Some would have the viewpoint that the awards are crowns in Heaven. But as I read the book of Hebrews and see the whole gist of the book and the flow of the book, I don’t believe its referring to crowns in Heaven. I think it is referring to Heaven itself.” [emphasis added] —Dr. Steve Pettit (“What Does It Mean To Run 'The Race'?” - 22:57)
Dr. Pettit is woefully ignorant of the Scriptures, failing to make a distinction between justification and sanctification. Pilgrim's Progress author John Bunyan (1628-1688) made this beautiful helpful quote:
“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.” [emphasis added] —Evangelist John Bunyan
That is Dr. Steve Pettit's problem theologically! He has been duped by Pastor John MacArthur's Calvinist teachings. They are buddies, bidding Godspeed to each other's corrupt ministries of darkness. Salvation begins with a new birth. That is justification, when God judicially declares a man completely justified from all things (Acts 13:39). Once justified, a person is forever cleansed in God's sight of their sins (past, present and future). That believe now has eternal life (which is 100% eternal security). Once saved, always saved. No saint of God, not for any reason whatsoever, can lose God's imputed righteousness, which is solely by faith (Philippians 3:9; Romans 10:3-4).

In this particular corrupt episode of Unshackled, program #3632, George Gray says: “I repented of my sinful life,” and trusted Jesus to save me.” That is a lie! Nowhere in the Bible are we commanded to repent of our sinful life to be saved. Anyone who teaches that you must “repent of your sins” to be saved is a FALSE PROPHET!!! Acts 20:21b teaches “repentance toward God,” not from sins. 2nd Timothy 2:25b teaches “repentance to the acknowledgement of THE TRUTH,” not from sins. Bible “repentance” regarding salvation is changing one's mind (Greek noun: metanoia; Greek verb: metanoeo) concerning THE TRUTH that you are a guilty sinner in need of redemption (Romans 3:19). And then we are saved by believing THE TRUTH of the Gospel (1st Corinthians 15:1-4). Getting saved never goes beyond the realm of THE TRUTH. You acknowledge THE TRUTH that you are a needy sinner, and you get saved by believing THE TRUTH that Christ died on the cross for your sins, was buried, and bodily resurrected three days later. 

Repentance and faith are inseparable, and they happen simultaneously. That is how you get saved, by faith alone! Galatians 3:26, “For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.” When you tell people that they have to repent AND believe, you confuse them. A person doesn't need to repent AND believe, they just need to believe, which is automatically facilitated by repentance. If you know that you are a guilty sinner, and believe the Gospel, you are saved. You simply need to know what you are being saved from, the penalty of your sins, which is death in Hell forever (Revelation 20:11-15; 21:8; Psalm 9:17). Repentance is simply the acknowledgment of THE TRUTH that you are as guilty a sinner as God hath declared you to be in His Word, which compels you to believe THE TRUTH of the Gospel, and that produces the supernatural miracle of the new birth (John 1:12-13). This is regeneration by the Holy Spirit of God, giving birth to the seed of God's incorruptible Word in you, in response to your faith (1st Peter 1:23).

Ecclesiastical Seperation

Romans 16:17-18, “Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.”

I was reading some crazy comments today about “fourth degree separation” by Pastors' Paul Chappell and J.D. Greear on Twitter. What in the world is “fourth degree separation”? As far as I can tell, it is a disparaging term used by compromisers to degrade separated believers. The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) is a hellhole of apostasy today! Their new president, J.D. Greear says “Christian should apologize to gays,” and that Christians should stand up and “become the fiercest advocates of the preservation and dignity of LGBTQ people in the gay community.” Get thee behind me, Satan! Dr. Bob Gray Sr. has rightly expressed public concern about Pastor Paul Chappell in Lancaster, California for hobnobbing with the apostate Southern Baptist Convention, speaking for them.

No, what we ought to do is preach the dickens out the gay community! That is, we ought to preach the Devil out of them!!! That is what “the dickens” means! Pastor Jack Hyles often used that term in his preaching. We don't need anymore soft-soap, pink tea and lemonade, pantywaist, girly-boy, Shirley Temple, yuppie, sermonette-delivering, pansy, watered-down, weak-kneed, type of preachers! We need a bunch of earnestly praying, hell-fire and damnation, window-rattlin', barn-stormin', hell-raisin, people-loving, caring, King James Bible only, modern Bible exposing, sin-hating, righteousness-loving, leather-lunged, unwavering, uncompromising, Devil-fighting, free-grace Gospel, PREACHERS!!!

I went to search Google for information on ecclesiastical separation, and I found this hypocrisy from the Faith Baptist Bible College And Theological Seminary in Ankeny, Iowa. I was disturbed by the following hypocritical statements on their college's website by Dr. Arthur B. Walton:
4. Divisive brethren are to be avoided.
Paul wrote: ‘Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offenses contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them” (Romans 16:17). Erroneous doctrine is divisive. Avoid those whose erroneous teachings cause divisions. Since the Scripture does teach that one should separate from unbelievers, then those who do not do so are disobedient to that teaching, and they should be avoided.  
What does this all mean? It means that the Biblical church will not be a part of any association or ecumenical campaign which includes cooperation with liberals. Does not this mean that a local church should not fellowship with other evangelical churches which cooperate with liberals. [emphasis added]
SOURCE: https://faith.edu/faith-news/ecclesiastical-separation-2
In 2018, the college hired Dr. Marty Herron, former pastor of the Harvest Baptist Church on Guam (1999-2018), who is a devout follower of heretic Pastor John MacArthur in California. Dr. Herron is a graduate of Bob Jones University, a once fundamentalist Christian institution back in 1944 when Dr. Bob Jones (1883-1968) was still alive, which has changed for the worst, deteriorating into a full-blown Lordship Salvation preaching nightmare! Dear reader, these people are not Bible-believing Christians, they are Calvinists!

I have been alarmed, just as the Apostle Paul said he marveled (was astonished) that the churches in Galatia had succumbed to a partial faith in Christ plus works based plan of salvation. Paul called it “another gospel” ...
Galatians 1:6-9, “I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospelWhich 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. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
It's not just the apostate Bob Jones' crowd. Pacific Garden Mission's 'Unshackled' radio program is saturated with Lordship Salvation. Moody Bible Institute in Chicago openly professes now to be “generally Calvinist on their college website. MBI has honored Dr. John MacArthur for decades, inviting him to speak at their annual Founder's School for pastors. Moody also publishes Mr. MacArthur's damnable heresy in his books! The whole country has gone to Hell theologically!!! I tell you with all Biblical authority that Lordship Salvation is not the Gospel of free grace. 

Lordship Salvation errantly says that faith in the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ is insufficient to save a man. In addition, the proponents of the Lordship Gospel say that you must “surrender all to Christ as Lord” and “repent of your sins” to be saved. Yet, you cannot show me these things taught in the Bible. Not one verse in the inspired King James Bible says to turn from your sins” to receive God's free gift of eternal life. Some of the Devil's modern corrupt Bibles falsely say that you have to forsake your sins to be saved, because Satan has perverted God's Word. Hundreds of thousands of churches worldwide are filled today with counterfeit Bibles, false gospels, fake preachers, another spirit and another Jesus (2nd Corinthians 11:3-4). As unbelievable as it is, some churches are hiring women, homosexuals and even atheists to lead the church congregation. This is not God's flock, I assure you!!!

Kindly said, if the Faith Baptist Bible College And Theological Seminary are to take their own advice, and separate from those who no longer teach the doctrines of God's Word, then they would have to fire Marty Herron! Romans 16:17-18, “Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.” Hey, I'm not the one corrupting grace, Dr. Marty Herron is!

As the new Executive Vice President of the college, Dr. Herron is getting paid a lucrative 6-digit salary. I think that is disgusting. When did Christianity become a stinking business? As Executive President of Bob Jones University, his buddy Dr. Steve Pettit gets paid even more, for preaching another gospel of Calvinist Lordship Salvation, the same as Seventh-Day Adventist false prophetess' Ellen G. White taught. Spiritual crime pays well! I heard Pastor Herron with my own two ears in 2014, while standing behind the pulpit of the Harvest Baptist Church on Guam, sinfully tell several hundred people that “it's not enough to admit that you're a sinner, you must also turn away from a lifestyle of sinning.” That is the Devil talking! Anyone who adds to grace is the enemy of the Gospel. The idea that a person cannot merely place their faith in Jesus to be saved, but must commit to turn away from sinful behavior as a requirement to receive God's free gift of eternal life, is a perversion of grace!!!

I say this with all kindness but Biblical certainty, that these people are pulling on the same rope as the Devil. They are sincere religious men. They are good businessmen. But they are deceived by Satan concerning the Gospel! Sadly, Dr. Steve Pettit seems to be their ringleader, impacting the whole group as the new apostate president of BJU. Many thousands of students, faculty, friends, associates and churches look up to Dr. Steve Pettit, so what he teaches is critically important, and must be scrutinized with the light of the Holy Scriptures (1st John 4:1). So I am not picking on BJU or Dr. Pettit, or Pastor Herron, I am examining their teachings against the inspired King James Bible, and they fail the test!

The Bible commands me and you to MARK THEM WHICH CAUSE DIVISION AND AVOID THEM. That means I have to mark (identify) and avoid Marty Herron, Sam Horn, Steve Pettit, John MacArthur, John Piper, R.C. Sproul, Beth Moore, Billy Graham, Chip Ingram, Paul Washer, Ray Comfort and thousands more corrupt preachers who pervert the grace of God. That means I have to mark and avoid Bob Jones University, because they corrupt God's grace. When someone attacks the grace of God, they are attacking the God of grace!!! They are attacking the gift of grace!!! They are attacking the guardian of grace, which is the New Testament church!!! They are attacking the goal of grace, which is the preach the Gospel to the world.

Sunday, August 30, 2020

My Lord Knows The Way Through The Wilderness

Proverbs 3:5-7, “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.”

If we don't stay focused on the Lord Jesus Christ as saints, we won't make it! There are many frustrated people today, who are bitter and angry at life. John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 16:33, These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.What beautiful and encouraging passages of Scripture! As Christians we should always be at peace, regardless of the circumstances in our life. The reason why is because Jesus is risen!!!

The Lord is our peace according to Ephesians 2:14, “For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;To understand this Scripture, you need to understand the layout of the Old Testament Tabernacle and Holy Place. The Tabernacle had three sections. There was the outer court, the inner court, and then the innermost holy of holies. Families were allowed into the outer court. Only the temple priests (the Levite tribe) were permitted into the inner court. But only the high priest, and only with the blood of a spotless slain lamb, was permitted to enter into the holy of holies. Once a year, the high priest entered into the holy place with a lamb's blood, to sprinkle that blood on the mercy seat in the presence of God, to atone for the sins of the people. This was the holiest place of all on earth, where God's presence and the Word of God dwelt. The holy of holies was separated from the inner court by a heavy curtain, several inches thick. On one side of the curtain you had sinful humanity under the curse of the law, but on the other side you had a holy God who pardoned men's sins on the basis of the blood of the lamb!

When Jesus died on the cross to pay for our sins, God ripped that thick curtain in two, like tissue paper! Mark 15:37-38, “And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost. And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom. 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.Carefully notice that the only way to have PEACE WITH GOD is through justification BY FAITH!!! I am so sick and tired of hearing false prophets, like Dr. Steve Pettit at Bob Jones University, who very deceptively talk about salvation by grace through faith, but then add the unbiblical requirement to “turn from your sins to be saved. Such nonsense creates an entirely different mindset in the mind of lost sinners, ensuring that they can never be saved by a counterfeit gospel.

Jesus is our peace! Praise God! I love Ephesians 2:14, “For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;Jesus removed the barrier between God and man. 1st Timothy 2:5-6, “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.” If you read 1st Timothy 2:1-4, we are commanded to pray for our government leaders, because Jesus is in control. There's not a politician in the world that can undo this mess in America today! As much as I like President Donald Trump, he will not save our country from doom. 

As long as ungodly homosexuals have legal “rights” to get married, and “rights” to adopt children, our nation will be under God's curse! Proverbs 3:33, “The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just.” As long as abortionists have “rights” to murder children, God's curse will upon our nation! Proverbs 14:34, “Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.” Isaiah 1:4, “Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward.” I thank God for the precious gift of His dear only begotten Son Jesus Christ!!!

I was rejoicing about something that I realized the other day. I chose Jesus! God didn't force me to believe. Nobody put a gun to my head and made me accept Christ. I, of my own free volition, received Jesus Christ as my personal Savior. I CHOSE HIM! That's makes me happy, because it means I have the grand opportunity to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, when I cannot see Him. That requires faith! John 20:29, “Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.I am one of the blessed, who have believed without seeing! 1st Peter 1:8-9, “Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.I have heard wicked sinners all my life challenge God's existence. One man said to me many years ago: “Until God knocks on my door and says, 'This is my Word,' I will not believe!” That man is a fool of fools! ...
Luke 16:28-31, “For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment. Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.
If someone will not believe on the basis of the King James Bible alone, they are well nigh hopeless! The only exception is a godly life, which the Bible says can lead a lost sinner to Christ. Hebrews 12:14, “Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:Unsaved people watch us as Christians! When they see that we are honest, having integrity, faithful to our spouse, and true to our faith, we earn their respect, which sometimes is the very thing that enables us to win them to the Lord. The same is true of an unsaved husband. The Bible says an obedient wife has more influence over him than the Bible does. 1st Peter 3:1, “Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;” One of the best examples is the testimony of former mob boss Michael Franzese, whose born-again wife's faithful Christian walk influenced him to get saved. Apart from the godly influence of an acquaintance, friend or loved one, the Bible teaches that if a man won't heed the Word of God, he is beyond hope.

My Lord knows the way through the Wilderness (vocal singing), all I have to do is follow. You don't have to be a theologian to be saved, you just need to trust Jesus Christ, because of what He did on the cross to pay for your sins. And as a believer, you don't have to figure everything out along the way (I sure can't figure my life out), we just need to TRUST IN THE LORD! Proverbs 3:5-7, “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.” I love those Bible verses! Jesus is our peace, for eternal life and all that we need in this troublesome life. No matter what happens to us in this life, whether it be the death of loved ones, sickness, suicide, pain, loss, betrayal, crime, divorce or persecution, our blessed Savior is still on His throne and His Spirit lives within us (Romans 8:9). Just pick up those 'Broken Pieces' and give them to the Lord, at the Savior's feet, and He'll put them back together!!!

This Scripture passage absolutely applies to the Lordship Salvation crowd too! They are wise in their own eyes. Lordship Salvation appeals to human rational—the demand that a person must turn from their sins to be saved. I mean, you cannot expect to receive God's free gift of eternal life and just continue sinning without impunity, can you? Yes and no! Yes, as far as getting saved is concerned, because it is a free gift. No, because if you sin as a believer, God will scourge and chastise you (Hebrews 12:6-8). God is not an absent parent! Furthermore, you may end up in prison if you break any laws. All that is required to be saved is to trust in the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Savior. Likewise, we live the Christian life the same way that we got saved, by faith!

The key to living the Christian life is to always stay focused on the promises of God in the Bible. If we take our eyes off Jesus, we can go downhill quickly! God gave us His Word to keep and guide us through life's storms of life. We have an anchor ladies and gentlemen, and our anchor holds!!! The King James Bible is our anchor! Jesus is our anchor!!! I don't know what tomorrow holds here on earth, but I know He who holds tomorrow! Jesus is precious!!!

Chastening and Rewards

The following helpful information is taken from Pastor A. Ray Stanford's (1916-2012) excellent book, " Personal Evangelism Handbook...