Friday, April 30, 2021

Be Careful Not To Embrace Every Preacher Quote

1st John 4:1, Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

I love King James Bible preachers! I love preacher quotes. I collect preacher quotes like baseball cards, I save them and I cherish them for life. I suggest that you do the same! If you don't jot it down, you will forget, with few exceptions.

However, men are sinners, imperfect and we all say stupid things at times. I am guilty as well. I challenge you dear reader to learn to be objective. That is, learn to question everything. When I attended Bible college as an 18 year old young man, I heard one of my Bible college teachers criticize the popular bumper sticker which reads: “QUESTION AURHOTIY!” In my youthful exuberance and ignorance I thereafter hated that bumper sticker too. But now that I am 54 years old, I can say without any reservation that I was wrong. I now fully agree with that bumper sticker!!! Always question authority. I don't mean be irreverent, sassy, a troublemaker or disrespectful of authority. I mean to never accept the word or authority of man as being equal with God. Your pastor is not above the law. Your pastor is not above the Word of God. There is only one God, one Holy Bible, and man is neither.

Anyway, I check my Twitter account almost daily, to see what my favorite preachers have to share and say. Oftentimes Twitter shares other stuff too, by different preachers. I won't mention the following preacher's name, but he is a popular fundamentalist Baptist preacher. I read this quote by him today, as an example of something that is not true. He states: 

“Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.”
At first I instinctively gave him my approval, by clicking on the heart symbol on Twitter, but then I pondered his statement a bit more and realized that it is false, so I removed my approval. Your reputation may be lost by a single act, but never your character. Pastor Jack Hyles rightly taught that, “Character is the subconscious doing of right.” Character is when we develop a HABIT of doing what is right. The way to develop a habit is to repeat doing something over and over and over, until it becomes second nature. 

Dr. Jack Hyles teaches this subject in this helpful sermon called: 'WHAT HAS DESTROYED AMERICA.' Dr. Hyles teaches that children need to be forced to do what is right. The way to destroy a child is to let them do what they want, when they want, without any rules or restraint. Proverbs 29:15, “The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.Letting a child do whatever they want without any limits or rules is a form of child abuse. The Bible says, as we just read, that a child left alone brings shame. I think the reason why the Bible mentions the mother is simply because historically men have worked to support the family, while the mother worked at home raising the children. What we have in America today is a ungodly disaster. President Joe Biden is now passing new spending bills in 2021 to provide daycare for small infants. I think that is tragic. The government wants to brainwash children at the earliest possible age, and get women into the workplace, leaving strangers to raise your children. Daycares don't care!

Going back to the quote I read today on Twitter:
“Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.”
That is not true. Character is indeed made by many acts, doing what is right until it becomes a habit. But it is not true that making one mistake, committing one sin, breaking one law, et cetera, causes a person to lose all their character. It does reveal that they lacked character in the first place, otherwise they wouldn't have done that SINGLE ACT. A man with exceptional moral character doesn't just go rob one bank. If he truly had exceptional character, he never would have robbed anyone! Obviously no one has perfect character, because everyone commits sin. Character is what God knows about you when no one else is looking. 

You don't lose character by a single wrong act. You lose character by a slow process of wicked thinking. Dr. Bob Jones Sr. (1883-1968) wisely said: “Behind every tragedy in human character is a slow process of wicked thinking.” When someone jams their thumb in a shopping cart in public, they don't just take God's name in vain all of a sudden; but rather, they have been cursing in God's name at home in private, hearing it a thousand times blurted out in horrible movies, and their true heart was revealed. Adversity and moments of anger don't shape our character, they reveal it. 

I believe that is what the Bible means in my favorite Scripture in Proverbs 4:23, “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. Matthew 15:19, For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: Jeremiah 17:9 indicts the human heart as being deceptive and wicked above all. Never trust the man who trusts himself. When a man says you can trust him alone with your wife, you're a fool if you believe him. The same goes for every wife. No unmarried people ought ever be alone together by themselves, because that's how the sin of adultery starts. 

The best way to avoid sinning is to avoid the situations that lead to sin. Only a fool would disagree with me on this. A wise person sets up safeguards and boundaries in their life to prevent sinning. We all still sin, but so often we totally ignored all the warning signs and failed to take any precautions. True Christians who walk with God are loving people, and often vulnerable. Wicked people know this and often try to take advantage of others. Proverbs 4:23, “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.Jesus said that out of THE HEART comes all manner of evil thoughts.

I am not criticizing the preacher who made the previous quote. I do disagree with him. I am simply encouraging you to apply 1st John 4:1, Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.Test everything with the inspired King James Bible. Just because a man or a woman makes one bad or sinful decision in life, doesn't erase all of their character. It means that they didn't have that great of a character to begin with. It means that their reputation may be ruined. It takes years to build a good name, and one single act to destroy it. That is definitely a true statement! Reputation is what people think about you; Character is what God knows about you! Everyone thought Haman was a great man in Medo-Persia, but God knew that he was a scumbag. Many people in the Bible even thought that Jesus was crazy, had a devil and was a deceiver, but we know the Lord was totally innocent and sinless.

So be careful about repeating things that you hear, even from preachers, because they may not be true. 

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Ungodly People Are The Problem As Much As Preachers

2nd Timothy 4:3-4, For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

I often hear people on the internet blame preachers for the problems in society, for not preaching as they ought against sin. That is certainly true! Evangelist Lester Roloff (1914-1982) used to rightly say: “
There's two problems in America—the preacher and the papa!” But the Bible says that people are the problem too! Jeremiah 5:31, “The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?” Our text passage from 2nd Timothy 4:3-4 says that in the last days people will no longer endure SOUND DOCTRINE. 

What is sound doctrine? It is the truth! Homosexuality is a horrible sin, an abnormal perverse mindset, and a shameful debasing act that even animals won't commit under normal circumstances when a male and female are present. I have seen two female dogs with my own two eyes, kept in captivity without the presence of a male dog, commit homosexuality. They are behaving as animals, acting on impulse, without moral restraint. That is the truth about homosexuality. That is sound doctrine, which American society refuses to tolerate anymore. Today, sodomites are legally marrying, which God rejects. There is no such thing as a “homosexual marriage in God's sight, it is impossible, because the act of carnal knowledge cannot be consummated. Like it or not, the Bible condemns homosexuality in all its forms.

I recently heard someone say in a YouTube comment, that the churches are a mess today because we don't have any preachers preaching on the subject of a burning Hell for Christ-rejecting sinners. A wise YouTuber replied that WE DO have such preachers today, Pastor Steven Anderson. That comment prompted this blog article, because the person who responded is 100% correct, and brought up a really great point. Would it really make a difference if we had 1,000 preachers like Steven Anderson, who preach against homosexuality, and warn the masses about the coming judgment of God against unsaved sinners? No, it wouldn't matter, which is exactly what the inspired King James Bible teaches.
2nd Timothy 4:3-4, “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”
The Bible does not blame preachers for the people not listening, the Bible blames THE PEOPLE! What saith the Scripture? 
Matthew 13:15, “For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
Again, the problem is not the preacher, it is the people. We have some godly preachers today. I don't claim to be a good Christian, but I am preaching THE TRUTH. I have faithfully preached the free grace Gospel all these years of my website ministry since 2002, and I have faithfully warned everyone of the judgment to come in a literal, burning, eternal, Hell for all Christ-rejecters who die in their sins without Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. I have faithfully exposed the corrupt Bob Jones University crowd, who preach the Devil's lie of Lordship Salvation, and bid Godspeed to Calvinist false prophet, Dr. John MacArthur.

But who is listening? Pastors' Grayson Fritts and Steven Anderson have faithfully preached against the ungodly sodomite agenda, and consequently THE PEOPLE have rejected them and their preaching of THE TRUTH. Pastor Anderson has been literally banned in several dozen countries for simply uploading the biblical truth that sodomites are worthy of capital punishment according to Leviticus 20:13. It wouldn't if 10,000 Bible-preachers preached against the LGBTQ movement, or just 1 preacher, because the ungodly world will reject them all. The problem is not that we lack more Bible-preachers, but that THE PEOPLE no longer tolerate SOUND DOCTRINE.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

What People Really Mean When They Push You Away

Luke 24:27-29, “And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself. And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and he made as though he would have gone further. But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them.” Jude 1:22, “And of some have compassion, making a difference: And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.

Human beings tend to live shallow lives. We judge people right away based upon what we see, lacking the understanding to look deeper and see what might really be going on. As a Christian I have learned to always look beyond someone's faults, and try to discern their needs instead. For example: When someone is angry, most people see a hateful person, but I see someone who is frustrated for a reason. I try to find out why they are angry, and perhaps there is something I can do to fix the problem, instead of condemning them as a troublemaker. What they need is God's love and the Gospel. They need for someone to care.

Most people view hardened criminals as the scum of society, but I see people for whom Christ died (Romans 5:6-9), who very likely grew up in awful homes without parental love and care. Society locks them away in cages as punishment and forgets about them. What they need is God's love and the Gospel. Most people look at a prostitute on the street and see someone who is a loser, but I see a person in poverty who is trying to survive. What they need is God's love and the Gospel. Most church people see someone who refuses to go to church as an ungodly person, but I see someone who has been hurt in the past by religious people, or has seen all the horrible news reports coming out of churches nowadays. What they need is God's love and the Gospel. So you see, even though people are inherently sinful by nature (Romans 3:10-23), that doesn't mean everyone is evil who doesn't go to church, or live the way we do as Christians.

In our text passage, Jesus had just expounded the two men He met on the road to Emmaus. The Lord called them “fools” in Luke 24:25 for being slow to believe the Gospel. There are many fools in the world today. Sadly, many Jewish people reject Jesus as their Messiah. Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of the rock band KISS are Jewish, both rejecting Jesus as their Messiah. Kindly said, according to the King James Bible those men are not saved. Jesus told Nicodemus (a Jew) that except a man is BORN-AGAIN, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God (John 3:1-7). I love all Jewish people, and this is not a matter of ethnicity, God forbid. It is strictly a matter of theology. YE MUST BE BORN-AGAIN!!!

After calling them fools, Jesus expounded them with the Old Testament (which is all they had at the time), beginning with Moses and working His way through all the prophets. The two men were astounded at the truths Jesus taught them. When they finally arrived at their destination, the men invited Jesus to spend the night in their home as a guest. Our dear Lord as a gentleman pretended that He needed to move on, but they begged Him to stay, and He did. The Bible says Jesus did really want to stay, but He was being a true gentleman. I love that! So you see, when people seem to push us away, or resist our friendliness, we need to look deeper and see what they really need and want. 

I never assume anything with people. I always like to give people the benefit of the doubt. People just want to be loved. Everyone needs to be loved. Sadly, one of the least loving places today are many of our deeper life churches. I have lived on Guam since 2004. The least loving place on Guam is the Harvest Baptist Church in Mongmong Toto Mai. They are a loveless bunch of Bob Jones University graduates, who only care about making money with their schools on the island. Whereas I have reached out to them countless times with love, literally pleading to be able to simply attend church services, they have cruelly told me via email to “Go elsewhere.” That was Pastor Marty Herron in 2017. Sadly, the new pastor since 2018, Gary Walton, is just as bad, ostracizing and ignoring my pleas for a church family all these many lonely years. Where dwelleth the love of God? These people at Harvest don't know what God's love is. They lack compassion, as a bunch of academics trained by academics, not trained by church builders. I still love and pray for them regularly, but their hearts are hardened against God, the truth and me as a humble truth-telling believer.

All I have ever truly wanted is to be loved by Harvest Baptist Church on Guam, as I have loved them with truth, gifts and my offer to make peace with them umpteen times. But they still refuse! That is not Bible Christianity. Harvest is a religious cult, preaching the Devil's lie of Lordship Salvation, and promoting the Devil's corruptible seed of the modern perversions of the Bible. Harvest is also a cult in the sense of being a private social club, us four and no more, where unless you are accepted by the core leadership of the cult, you are unwelcomed. People just want to be loved. 

In our horrible selfish American culture, if you don't have a family or a good church, no one loves or cares about you. That is why our government gives billions of dollars to foreign countries, and billions to NASA to play with dirt on Mars, while millions of homeless American citizens are dying at the average age of 40 on the streets. Nobody gives a damn! And then I see fake churches like Harvest Baptist Church on Guam, paying an outrageous salary to their incompetent senior pastor, who has no interest in starting a local bus ministry, going public soulwinning or helping hurting people like me. All Harvest's staff care about is their next paycheck! It's all about the money honey.

We see this trend quite a bit from the Bob Jones University camp—expelling students who are raped, threatening arrest to former students if they even step foot on campus, kicking hurting broken sinners out of their churches, playing God with people's lives, abusing their authority and treating human beings like crap. This is Satan, not God (Romans 14:10-12). John 13:35, “By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.” BJU majors on killing people with the letter of the law, while minoring on loving others with the love of God which is supposed to be shed abroad in the heart of every believer by the indwelling Holy Spirit.

When people push you away, they are really begging for your love. So often the meanest of people are really simply hurting human beings, who have lived troubled lives, and need someone to unconditionally love them instead of kick, correct, browbeat, criticize and look down on them all the time. It's much easier to blame someone for their problems, than it is to try to understand their situation. We live in a horrible throw away society in America. Once you mess up, that is it, you might as well crawl into a rain drainage system under Las Vegas and survive in the gutters for the rest of your life, because no one will ever employ you, help you or love you again. No wonder Muslims call America: THE GREAT SATAN! We sure act like it.

And Of Some Having Compassion, Making A Difference

Jude 1:22, “And of some have compassion, making a difference: And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.” 

I had a new neighbour move in last year. He was a 25 year old guy in the Navy. He lived with a friend, also in the Navy. He invited me over for a barbeque and I accepted. He also invited about a half dozen friends, all military police in the Navy. These guys were big and strong. I couldn't believe how they just climbed up the building, literally, and sat on the roof. But these guys were wicked, full of filthy talk and perverse in their thinking, sadly. There was one black guy, and he was a Christian like me. They asked me to pray and I did, thanking God for our military who risks their lives to defend out liberties. They were grateful. 

Anyway, the guy next door shared his broken life with me. He has a serious drinking problem, and so does all his family. He shared with me how his father did something very bad, and the church he was attending kicked him out because of it, rejecting him. His mother was in and out of the hospital for alcoholism. His brother is in jail for committing a crime. He told me that he worships Satan, and is not a Christian. He said he is for abortion, and loves Lucifer. I knew he was pushing me away, because it was really Jesus that He hated, not me. John 7:7, “The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.” The night ended and he figured I'd never talk to him again, which is how most professed Christians sadly behave. 

One month later he asked if I wanted to come over for another barbeque. I could feel the tension and knew that in his heart he never expected me to accept. I immediately said, “Sure, I'd love to, just say when.” I had decided the first time he shared his problems with me that I was his friend. Once I am your friend, you have a friend for life. So he said we'd have a barbeque next Friday, one week later. Little did I know that he was planning to move out just a three days later. I came home and say the moving truck outside, and he was standing there. I waved at him as I always do, smiled, and didn't say anything. He knew that I had accepted his second invitation to a barbeque, this guy who told me that he worshipped Lucifer. When I went for the first barbeque, I wore my John 3:16, Jesus, cap the entire time, for all to see. I am not ashamed of my Savior and Lord.

Long story short, when my neighbour moved out, he left me a bunch of items behind for me as gifts. We never spoke before he left. The last time we spoke was when he invited me to the second barbeque, and I gladly accepted. But you say, “How could you accept an invitation to a barbeque by a perverse drunkard who brags that he worships Lucifer?” That is God's unconditional love friend. I loved him when no one else did. I gave him what the world will not, and cannot give him, God's unconditional love. I didn't condemn him. I didn't shun him. I didn't berate him or reject him. It was just a barbecue. I wanted him to see God's love, and he did. That is all I am saying dear reader. 

In sharp contrast, the Bob Jones University crowd hate and reject their own troubled students. Harvest Baptist Church on Guam still rejects me today, 7 years after I attended their church for one year and befriended them with the truth, just as I befriended my Lucifer worshipping friend in the U.S. Navy. People just want to be loved. I was wise enough to discern that my hurting neighbor was a young man who had never been loved by anyone, and I made a difference for Christ, I think. He moved away to be stationed in San Diego, but I gave him a hard copy of Michael P. Bowen's book: “I NEVER KNEW YOU, showing him how to go to Heaven. People just need and want to be loved.

The Book Of Hebrews Wasn't Written Just To Jews

2nd Timothy 3:16-17, All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

Heresies abound on the internet. I've heard umpteen false teachers claim that the book of Hebrews wasn't intended for every believer, but only for Israel. That is false! We are taught in our text Bible passage that ALL SCRIPTURE is inspired by God, and is profitable to every believer, not just Jews. Our Lord Himself commanded in John 5:39, “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. The Bible was written to every human being. The unsaved man cannot understand the Bible (1st Corinthians 2:14-16), but God wrote it for him too, as evidenced by the curious Ethiopian Eunuch who was reading from the book of Isaiah in Acts 8:37-39. Phillip went up to his chariot and explained the meaning of the Bible, and wonderfully led the man to Jesus as his Savior.

The Gospel of John was written for the purpose of convincing humanity that Jesus is the Christ, the only begotten Son of God. Obviously this must include the lost person, and obviously the lost person must be able to grasp the book of John enough to be saved, otherwise there would be no reason for John to try to convince the lost person to believe (John 20:31). So the Bible was not just written for just Christians, nor were specific books written just for Jews. The Apostle Paul wrote his various epistles to different churches and groups, yet we read that ALL SCRIPTURE is profitable for the believer. 

Jesus said that when He left the earth, He would send the Holy Spirit to draw ALL MEN unto Himself. John 12:32, “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.” Titus 2:11, “For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,” In both of these Scripture passages for find the word “ALL MEN.” Clearly, this refutes the heretic teachings of Calvinism, particularly the heresies of Unconditional Election, Limited Atonement and Irresistible Grace. If grace cannot be refused, then it cannot be God's grace. Biblically, the truth is that CHRIST DIED FOR ALL MEN (2nd Corinthians 5:14-15; 1st John 2:2).

God did not author the Holy Bible with the intent to keep unbelievers in the dark. Rather, God desires for ALL MEN to repent (change one's mind) unto the truth, coming to Christ for eternal salvation (2nd Peter 3:9; 2nd Timothy 2:25). So the book of Hebrews applies to everyone, not just the Jews. I've also heard false teachers claiming that the book of Matthew is only for the Jews, particularly chapter 24. That is utterly untrue dear reader. The book of Matthew presents Jesus a majestic KING. Mark presents Christ as a suffering SERVANT. Luke presents Jesus as a humble MAN. And John presents Jesus as almighty GOD. Thus, in the four gospels we have a complete well-rounded presentation and documentation of our dear Savior.

Kindly said, I am so sick and tired of all this dispensational junk theology being pushed today in the Bible colleges and churches. I deliberately have avoided theology my entire life, because theologians debate and argue rather than go soulwinning and serve Christ. When I had the blessed privilege to attend and graduate from Hyles-Anderson College (1985-1993), Pastor Jack Hyles intentionally decided NOT to have the faculty teach theology at HAC. I had several dozen classes on Biographies Of Great Men, Bible Doctrines, Church Education, Soulwinning, Old And New Testament Survey, Building A New Testament Church and the different books of the Bible; but we didn't sit there in class and learn big words like eschatology (end time prophecy), soteriology (salvation), nor debate the merits of molinism!

Dr. Hyles believed that only preachers can reproduce preachers, so he put active soulwinning preachers in the classrooms. Dr. Hyles didn't want some deadbeat theologian, who wasn't actively involved in a soulwinning ministry, teaching any class. Brother Hyles was so wise and 100% right, and I love him for it. In sharp contrast, Bob Jones University in 2021 is as the sinking Titanic, full of deadbeat lame professors who deny the inspiration of the King James Bible and never witness to anyone. Goodnight, BJU cannot even get the Gospel right. Instead they propagate the Satanic lie of Lordship Salvation! It ought to really be called “Lordship Damnation!!! (Galatians 1:6-9). BJU despises the word soulwinning,” because in their Calvinist views you cannot truly KNOW that you're saved until you cross the finish line at the end of your life. Kindly said, Dr. Steve Pettit is the worse thing that ever happened to BJU!!!

Be Careful Who You Listen To

I feel sorry for anyone who opens the Word of God, and sincerely believes that certain parts of it don't apply to them, or are not for today. If those are your thoughts friends, the Devil has deceived you! All of the Word of God was written for YOU, and for ME, and for WHOSOEVER reads it. Even the Apostle Peter said he had difficulty understanding Paul's writings. But Peter didn't contact the local ministerial board and publishing company to rewrite the Bible to make it easier to understand. 

No, Peter warned that unlearned (ignorant; dummies) people, and unstable (vacillate; to move in an uncertain manner) people wrest (torture) the Word of God unto their own destruction. 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.”

One of my favorite preachers, Dr. Curtis Hutson (1934-1995) wisely said: “A good rule to follow when interpreting the Bible is to never use an obscure passage to contradict a clear one.” I am amazed at some of the ridiculous theories that people come up with regarding the Word of God, with no logical basis for their assertions. I once witnessed to a man who rejected the truth I gave him. Instead he says he believes in reincarnation. I asked him what was the basis for his beliefs. I was saddened and bewildered as he compared life and death to a caterpillar that undergoes transformation eventually into a butterfly. I used to study caterpillars and butterflies as a child, and I loved especially watching the beautiful caterpillars crawl along. God is so amazing and wonderful beyond words to express His greatness. 

I couldn't believe that the lost man I had just witnessed the Gospel to, rejected the truth in favor of a wacky notion that he will someday be reincarnated like a fuzzy caterpillar. 2nd Timothy 4:3-4, “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” Dear friend, I am giving you SOUND DOCTRINE. That is why I always cite my claims, so you can search the Scriptures for yourself, and verify if what I say is true or not. 

I KNOW that I am saved. I KNOW that I am a redeemed child of God. I KNOW that I am on my way to Heaven. I don't have a single doubt or worry. I once witnessed to an unsaved Muslim man years ago, who got upset with me, accusing me of arrogance because I said that I “KNOW” I am going to Heaven. Well, I do KNOW. 1st John 5:13 says we can KNOW. I KNOW that I am saved because God made humanity a solemn promise, “TO SAVE THEM THAT BELIEVE (1st Corinthians 1:21; Titus 1:2; John 3:16). In Islam, you can only do your best and hope you make it. Allah is unpredictable and you cannot know for certain if he'll accept you or not until you get there. Of course, Allah is a myth, a false god. Allah has no son according to the Koran, but the God of Christianity has one biological Son, Jesus. So, clearly, Christians and Muslims DON'T worship the same God. Islam is a false religion.

I only mentioned these things to encourage you to do your own study. SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES Jesus said in John 5:39. Be very careful who you listen to on the internet. YouTube preachers are dime a dozen, and they're dangerous on many levels. If you're not careful, the internet will have you all turned around backwards, blown about by every strange wind of doctrine. The book of Hebrews is for EVERYONE, not just Israel.

Stay away from dispensational teachers, unless you know who they are. I do not have a problem with Pastor Harry Ironside's (1876-1951) modest views on dispensationalism, although I don't like it. Please stay away from deeper life theologians who want to debate religion, producing more heat than light. Our duty as believers is to GO YE INTO ALL THE WORLD preaching the Gospel (Matthew 28:19-20). Mark 16:15, “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” The Lord wanted the Gospel to perpetuate from one generation of believers to the next, spreading the GOOD NEWS throughout the entire world to get people saved. This is THE GREAT COMMISSION. For most churches today is has sadly deteriorated into THE GREAT OMMISSION.

“The true Gospel always points you to Christ; a false gospel always points to you.” Pastor Dennis Rokser

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

The Truth Burns In My Heart, I Cannot Stop Preaching

Jeremiah 20:9, “Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name.  But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay.”

I know I said last week that I need a long break and won't be preaching as much, but I cannot stand it, I have to preach! THE TRUTH is burning in my soul and I cannot hold back. The prophet Jeremiah experienced the same thing. Jeremiah was discouraged, having to preach a message of doom and gloom to his beloved people of Israel. At first God promised the people of Israel that if they simply humbled themselves to King Nebuchadnezzar, that they would be allowed to remain in Jerusalem and live in their own homes. But if they refused to submit to Babylon, they would be destroyed and taken captive as slaves 400 miles to the east as slaves in Babylon. Sadly, the Jews refused to obey God and they were enslaved for 70 years to Babylon! The Word of God was proven true! Whoever you may be, I highly recommend that you don't side against the Word of God, because you assuredly will rue the day that you did!

Dear reader, I am the PRISONER of the Lord, not merely His SERVANT. Philemon 1:1, “Paul, a prisoner of Jesus Christ, and Timothy our brother, unto Philemon our dearly beloved, and fellowlabourer,You see, a servant can quit anytime they want, but a prisoner cannot. Jeremiah tried to quit preaching, but the truth of God's Word burned as a fire in his heart and the ole boy couldn't bare it. I couldn't stop preaching if I tried! THE TRUTH is as a wildfire burning in my soul. I will be writing less, but I must preach THE TRUTH. 

When little ole David, a humble Jewish shepherd boy in Israel, came out with his sling and five smooth stones to fight the 9' 6" Philistine giant Goliath, his older brothers mocked him and tried to send him back home. 1st Samuel 17:29, “And David said, What have I now done?  Is there not a cause?I love that! David was so right! IS THERE NOT A CAUSE DEAR READER? The Gospel of free grace is under brutal attack today in our Bible colleges and churches, being replaced with a perverse counterfeit gospel of partial faith in Christ plus works. Trying to live above sin is human effort, a form of self-righteousness. My Bible preaching is justified. There is a dire cause. Life is short, Hell is hot and eternity is a long time. There are no second chances once a person breathes their last breath and dies (Hebrews 9:27).

I receive thousands of emails each year in my website ministry. I love helping people. I love answering Bible questions. I noticed many trends among those who contact me, which helps me to know which issues need to be addressed more through my preaching. I've noticed that where many people go wrong on the Bible is when they randomly start lifting text out of contact, creating a new pretext. That is, they wrest (torture) the Bible. Oftentimes they got their false teachings from corrupt preachers, Calvinists. In case you don't know, Lordship Salvation is nothing more than Calvinism repackaged. Calvinism refers to the teachings of a man named John Calvin (1509-1964). Calvin was a mass-murdering monster, a crazed highfalutin religious leader in Switzerland who butchered the Bible, and literally murdered 58 people (including women and children) who disagreed with his perverse theology. 

I love helping people. I love God. I love the truth. Since 2002 when I started my website ministry by God's grace, my only heart's desire has always been to help people get saved, find happiness serving Jesus Christ, find perfect peace about their assurance of salvation, and become as wise as serpents in this insane world. There is no reason to live a defeated life as a Christian. We have so much good in store for us down the road. For now it is time to do the Master's work of soulwinning. The only happy Christian life is living to win souls to Christ!

Lord willing, I plan to keep preaching until my last dying breath. It has been so exciting seeing people get saved. A few months ago I found this excellent Gospel sermon online by Pastor Dennis Rokser. I was so humbled and encouraged as I listened to the entire sermon, recognizing that many of the images he used, and truths he preached, came from my website ministry. I admit that most of the things I share on my websites I gleaned from other preachers too. I love Bible preachers! I love all my Christian brethren and sisters. I love New Testament churches. I love every living creature with God's unconditional love. We all learn from each other. I am happy when people copy from me, learn from me, and I had a part in shaping their beliefs and bettering their life for Christ. I always give Jesus ALL the credit, praise and glory.

Dear friend, you can be happy in Christ. There are excellent Bible-believing churches all across the United States. I mentioned seeing trends among emails. Nearly everyone who shares their broken lives with me don't go to church. They have no spiritual guidance in their life. Some people are critics, and no matter what church they attend they have a big magnifying glass and before long become disgruntled and leave. If a church is correct on the Gospel and uses only the inspired King James Bible, you'd be wise to put down your roots and call that place home. I am 54 years old. The happiest years of my life have been while attending a growing independent Baptist church. I love Christians!!!

It is open season on preachers nowadays. I am always on the side of pastors and preachers! I won't defend a man who is wrong, but I am tired of critics who try to destroy a pastor for what faults he does have, while completely ignoring all the thousands of people God is helping through his labors for Christ. No human being ought to be defined by their mistakes, sins and faults. Thankfully, God looks at the whole life (Proverbs 15:3), not just someone's failures like people do. The Devil is an accuser (Revelation 12:10). The internet is a deep dark place. There is much hatred, slander, lies and Satanic content in cyberspace. That is the Devil. The Devil's children act like their father, the Devil (John 8:44).

Pastor Jack Hyles wisely said: “Preaching is truth set on fire!” I love that. Visit 99% of churches today and you won't find any fire. Quite frankly, most churches are extremely boring. I am saddened when I see YouTube videos of church services, and some female wearing a short dress (a few inches above her knees) gets up on stage to sing. That is inappropriate. Ladies ought to wear dresses a few inches above the floor, not above their knees. Anyway, I digress. I need to preach THE TRUTH. My heart burns and yearns to expose falsehoods and uphold truth, because that helps people. To God be the glory, great things He is doing.

Monday, April 26, 2021

Most Christians Have A Problem With Focus Not Faith

Hebrews 12:2, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

I counsel with many believers who email me with their problems. I always keep everything confidential. I don't mention names. I am not a licensed counsellor, so I don't give advice to people, I simply share biblical principles with them, to help guide them to make their own right choices. Life, when you boil it down to simplest terms, is nothing but a series of thousands of decisions. Little decisions affect big decisions later on.

I have learned that many believers who think they are having a crisis of faith, are really just focusing on the wrong things in life. I am as guilty of doing that as anyone. When we start focusing on life's problems, we allow fear to override our courage, worry to control our faith, and hate to override our love. What saith the Scripture? ...

Matthew 14:26-30, “And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.

The Apostle Peter walked on water, obeying the Lord's command. But Peter quickly sunk into the Sea of Galilea when he lost his focus on Christ. Peter didn't see the raging storm first and then sink. No, he first took his focus off the Lord and then sank. I love this little true precious Bible story, because it teaches us as Christians the importance of KEEPING OUR EYES ON JESUS! What saith the Scripture? Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” John 15:5, “I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.” 

Without the Lord Jesus Christ no believer is going to be effective at serving the Lord. Now corrupt churches, like the Harvest Baptist Church of Guam, achieve worldly success by going through the religious motions, but the power of the Holy Spirit of God is absent. They achieve high attendances on Sundays, but they use manmade machinery to accomplish their work. They pray in vain, because they worship God with their mouths, but their heart is far from Him (Matthew 15:8). How do I know that? It is very simple, they uses and promote umpteen different Bible versions. These modern revisions are Devil's Bibles! You can only trust the King James Bible in the English language. I also know that Harvest worships God afar off because they preach a perverted gospel, a false plan of salvation. This Calvinist heresy is commonly known as 'LORDSHIP SALVATION' and it is deadly, let me tell you!

Now I love the folks at Harvest Baptist Church on Guam, and I love the folks at their cult headquarters at Bob Jones University in South Carolina. However, I love God and THE TRUTH more! Jesus told the Samaritan woman in John 4:24 that no man would be able to worship God, except in two things: spirit and truth. Harvest does not care about truth when they use, sell and promote multiple different versions of the Bible, confusing everyone. Just as Jesus said to the Samaritan woman in John 4:22, “Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.The BJU crowd don't know what they worship! How can they when they don't even know which Bible God authored. 

How can the Bob Jones crowd worship God, when they cannot even discern the true Gospel, which is by God's free grace through faith alone without works. When BJU adds turning away from your sinful behavior to be saved, they don't know what they're talking about. John 4:22a, “Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship...I use ONLY the inspired and infallible King James Bible. I believe ONLY the free grace Gospel by faith along, not turning from bad habits to receive God's gift of eternal life (Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9). Matthew 15:8-9, “This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. When Marty Herron, John MacArthur, Charles Phelps, Sam Horn, Steve Pettit or Gary Walton require you to 'TURN FROM YOUR SIN' to be saved, you KNOW that they are worshipping God in vain, because they are teaching the commandments of men instead of the commandments of God almighty in the Bible.

We are living in a perverse generation today. This gender-bending generation doesn't even know what it means to be male or female anymore. Our churches do not know which Bible God authored. Our churches cannot discern which plan of salvation is the right one. Sadly, of all things, it is our nation's Bible colleges that are the major source of damnable heresy creeping into the churches today. Moody Bible Institute, Bob Jones University, Maranatha Baptist University, Faith Baptist Bible College And Theological Seminary and Liberty University ALL preach Calvinist false gospel. I wouldn't send my dog to these religious institutions, and I don't even have a dog. Seriously, why should parents spend and invest $100,000 for their child to come out of a stupid Bible college with less fire, less faith and less confidence in the Word of God than when they enrolled? If you don't believe me, please listen to Evangelist Lester Roloff (1914-1982):

“But you see, the attitude of this generation is: If you got a lot of education, Boy we've got it made! I mean that's it; I mean, you're just super-duper! ... Any kind of education that doesn't strengthen your faith in Jesus is an abomination!!! And the average college graduate comes out with less faith and less fire, than he had when he went in. I'm talking about in the Christian schools, in the seminaries, and in the Bible schools across this country; now that ought not be!” [emphasis added] —Brother Lester Roloff, a needful quote from the MP3 sermon titled, “'THE LIVING BIBLE' EXPOSED!

I wouldn't give you a dime for BJU today. Their clothing standards are extremely low for females students, now allowing them to wear tight slacks during sports, revealing their buttock crevice. Whatever happened to good old fashioned decency? I'll tell you, raising such high standards means seeing your enrollment number of students tank. BJU needs the money to pay all their faculty, maintenance, nurses, et cetera. Jesus emphatically stated in Luke 16:13 that NO MAN can serve God and mammon. Money should only be used as a tool to further The Great Commission, not become a means to make a living. Although nearly every Bible college would agree, their low moral standards, cultish behavior, lack of doctrinal soundness and indifferent attitude toward the infallibility of the Bible speaks to the contrary.

The problem with most believers today is not a lack of faith, but of focus on the Lord. Today's Bible colleges are sadly focusing on money, which is why they are indifferent toward truth. Money always gets in the way of spirituality. The Bible says the LOVE OF MONEY (or the desire for money) is the root of all evil. The love of money corrupts Bible colleges and churches. Harvest Baptist Church on Guam is all about making money, sustaining careers of their BJU graduates, preparing young people to pursue college training for careers. Harvest advertises this as a selling point to parents. I saw a YouTube commercial yesterday from HBC, luring parents on Guam to enroll their children into Harvest Baptist Academy, so they receive college prep courses. You see, it's an education business. I've said it many times before... Harvest is a big school with a church on the side!!!

What is your focus dear reader? Hebrews 12:2, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.Most people have their life's priorities all wrong? This includes Christians. I think many marriages fail because couple's have the wrong priorities. Money out not be a priority in any marriage. Fearing and obeying God should always be everyone's top priority (Ecclesiastes 12:13). Every married couple ought to decide to keep their focus on God, and loving each other, and nothing else matters! When you start focusing in other places, you'll get off course. 

The King James Bible is our navigation compass throughout life. When you think or realize that your life has gotten off course, use the navigator. What saith the Scripture? Psalm 119:105, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” Please keep your focus on Jesus. That means staying focused on God's Word. John 5:39, “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.” To be honest I get discouraged all the time. I feel like God never answers my prayers. And the professed believers who claim that God answers their prayers all the time, are big liars! I have watched their lives, and they have just decided that God always answers their prayers, and so they go around saying that, making them sound spiritual. 

The truth is that you feel like God doesn't answer your prayers anymore than I always do. But you know what, I pray all the time without ceasing. Why? It's not because I am a good Christian, I'm not. It's certainly not because I am confident that God will answer my prayers, I truly gave up long ago on expecting God to answer any of my prayers. I mean that. I have zero confidence that God will answer any of my prayers. At age 54, I have yet to see even one prayer answered, where I can say without any shadow of a doubt that God did something in response to my prayer. So why do I bother to pray? It is simply because I HAVE FAITH IN GOD (Mark 11:22). I am 100% confident that God could, and will, answer my prayers if He wants to. I just figure that God has already given me everything that I need, so that I didn't have to ask Him. But I don't know, to be honest. The Bible says in 2nd Corinthians 5:7 that we walk BY FAITH, and not BY SIGHT. So I am commanded to pray, whether I see results or not. That requires a much greater faith. Perhaps God wants to give me a greater reward in eternity. My main prayer for the past several years has been to find a wife.

But regardless of what happens, I am going to stay focused on the Lord. Hebrews 12:2, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.This insane world doesn't know Jesus, but I do, and He is precious, lovely and the great joy of my every moment of my miserable existence. Thank you Lord for loving and redeeming a broken sinner like me!!!

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Looking Unto Jesus The Author And Finisher Of Our Faith

Hebrews 12:2-3, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.

I have been thinking about these precious Bible passages a lot recently, which help me get through each day. What a precious truth! Please notice what verse 3 says. Hebrews 12:3, For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.We are supposed to compare our afflictions and pain in our life to what Jesus suffered. The Lord's life wasn't a bed of roses. Some believers wear rose-colored glasses, not realizing that problems, pain, loss, suffering and people hurting us are all a part of this life. I don't like those things, but this is reality. 

I have heard countless people speak of moving into rural areas, just so they can live alone and escape the rat race in the cities. There's a heavy metal song by the rock band Guns And Roses called “Welcome To The Jungle.” This world certainly is a jungle! And the bigger the city the worse the problems, poverty and more dangerous the jungle. Pastor Jack Hyles used to warn us preacher boys at Hyles-Anderson College, saying: “Fellas, it's a jungle out there!” Dr. Hyles knew what he was talking about!!! The world is a jungle. America in 2021 has gone totally insane!

I saw a police video this week of a Columbus, Ohio police officer responding to a 911 call. The caller was frantic and said two girls were fighting, trying to stab each other, one attacking the grandma. When the cop arrived, one crazed man kicked a woman in the head on the ground. Just a second later, a 16 year old girl (weighing about 200 pounds) lunged right in front of the cop with a big 6" knife at another teenage girl's head to stab her. The office fired 4 shots and killed the assailant. It was a sad event, but the officer 100% did his job and deserves a medal of honor for bravery. What an expert marksman!

The brave officer could have done nothing, afraid of accidently shooting the wrong girl, but he took deceive action as a hero does, and saved the victim. The liberal insane left media actually blamed the cop, demanding his arrest and wanting justice. One black politician said that the cop brought a gun to a knife fight. Folks, it wasn't a knife fight. The victim was unarmed, as the angry girl lunged at her head with a big knife. That is called an attempted stabbing, attempted murder, not a knife fight on the playground. But do you see how wicked the Devil's crowd is? That officer deserves to be on the cover of Time magazine's Man Of The Year, for the hero that he is. But that will never happen, because of the liberal Marxists today who see everything only through a filter of skin color. To the man with a hammer in his hand, everything looks like a nail sticking up! And to these Black Lives Matter (BLM) supporters, everything is about skin color, no matter how insane their claims and lack of rational.


More Deadly Than War: Black Lives Matter Communist Agenda

I love black people, Asians, whites, Indians, Middle Eastern and all humanity with God's unconditional love, but this liberal left Marxist agenda that is attempting to destroy harmony in society today is of the Devil. Friend, you need to understand history to grasp what is going on today. The following eye-opening statement was made in 1954 by Gregory Brock Chisholm (first head of the World Health Organization):

“To achieve world government, it is necessary to remove from the minds of men their individualism, loyalty to family tradition, national patriotism, and religious dogmas.” —George Brock Chisholm, in a Speech given at the, Conference on Education, Asilomar, California, September 11, 1954

What we are seeing happen in the United States today with climate control, homosexual rights, affirmative action hiring, blatantly open borders, transgender cancel culture, COVID-19 lockdown and Black Lives Matter is all a secret Marxist agenda to increase GOVERNMENT CONTROL. Total government is communism! Welcome to the sinister NEW WORLD ORDER!!!

What are we to do as believers amidst this utter insanity and obvious evil workings? Jesus told us in 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.” Be of good cheer my friends!!! As Christians we ought to have God's love shining upon our face from within everywhere we go. If you are saved, and you're not smiling everywhere you go, you're not walking with God, you're thinking about the things of this world. Colossians 3:1-3 commands every believer (every born-again saint) to SET YOUR AFFECTION ON THINGS ABOVE, where Christ sitteth on the Father's right hand. 

Dear friend, if you are saved you're name is written in Heaven. I have found that many professed Christians are miserable because they have never settled the matter of their salvation. Salvation is of the Lord (Jonah 2:9). I cannot save myself, and neither can you save yourself. That is why it is so wrong and absurd that the Lordship Salvation crowd goes around in the churches, hypocritically telling people to “turn away from your sin to be saved. Who can turn from their sin? Psalm 130:3, “If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?” Don't judge others because they sin differently than you do! We are all dirty, guilty and needy sinners in God's sight. 

Dear reader, to be saved LOOK TO JESUS! If you are saved, then LOOK TO JESUS throughout your life in all matters of faith, morality and decision making. Jesus is the Word of God (John 1:1-3, 14; Revelation 19:13). Jesus is the Living Word; the Holy Bible is the Written Word. Hebrews 1:1-2 teaches that God speaks to humanity today through His Son, through the Word of God. That is why Jesus said in John 5:39, “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.

Whatever problems you face today, LOOK TO JESUS! Whatever permanent health problems you may have, LOOK TO JESUS! Whatever failures, loss, family troubles, past crimes, sins or shortcomings you have in your Skelton Closet, LOOK TO JESUS! Get your mind off this dark and insane world. Get your mind off yourself, because you are inferior as a sinner. Get your mind off your friends, family and neighbours, because they will all let you down as sinners. Get your mind off of money, because the love of money is the root of all evil. Get your mind off this temporary life, and start focusing on laying up eternal treasures (Matthew 6:19-20).

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Treasuring Up God's Wrath For Judgment Day

Romans 2:1-6, “Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things. But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things. And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God? Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance? But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God; Who will render to every man according to his deeds:”

This powerful passage of Scripture applies to the unsaved person. The redeemed saint will not be judged according to their works for salvation; but rather, they are hidden in God's righteousness through faith alone in Jesus Christ. Philippians 3:9, “And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:Will you be FOUND IN HIM dear friend? Revelation 14:13, “And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.

There is a wonderful passage of Scripture in the Old Testament from Isaiah 6:10-11, “Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.” The Lord knew that the people wouldn't listen to Isaiah, but He still wanted Isaiah to preach the truth as a testimony against them, to fatten their calloused hearts. This is what it means in Romans 2:4-5, Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance? But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;​This is a profound passage of Scripture. God has been so good to America. The Lord continues to bless us abundantly because He is a good God. By not repenting (thinking differently) toward God to believe the Gospel, sinners treasurest up God's coming wrath (John 3:36).

Also, most people do not understand what the Bible means by THE GOODNESS OF GOD.” Most people who read the Bible think this refers to God being good. Well, God certainly is a very good God, but that is not what the Bible is saying in Romans 2:4. Without question, God has been extremely GOOD to America!!! Only an atheist or total ingrate would deny this fact. Despite our country's shortfalls and problems in comparison to other countries, the United States is still by far one of the most desirable place to live. The U.S. has one of the most amazingly diverse typographical landscapes. From the sandy beaches and hot deserts of California, and the breathtaking evergreen states, to the majestic Rocky Mountains and flat fertile farming plains of the Midwest, to the beautiful Appalachian Mountains and beautiful ocean toward the east—God has blessed America!!!

Yet, do people repent? Has God's goodness led men to repent? No, it hasn't. Proverb 1:29-32, “For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD: They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices. For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.PROSPERITY has destroyed the United States! Proverb 30:8-9, “Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me: Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.” It is God's goodness which has caused most Americans to forget the Lord. Deuteronomy 6:12, “And houses full of all good things, which thou filledst not, and wells digged, which thou diggedst not, vineyards and olive trees, which thou plantedst not; when thou shalt have eaten and be full; Then beware lest thou forget the LORD, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.”

Romans 2:4 is saying that God Himself is good, and that is what leads some men to repentance. It is not God being god to men that compels them to repent; but rather, it is God's goodness Himself. But the Bible gravely warns that if a person neglects such a GREAT SALVATION, there will be no escape!!! Hebrews 2:1-3, “Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip. For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward; How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;” 2nd Timothy 2:13, “If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.”

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Lordship Salvation Refuted By Pastor David Breese

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.”

David William Breese (October 14, 1926 - May 3, 2002) was an evangelical Christian pastor and theologian from the mid-20th century to the early 21st century. Pastor Breese authored the following excellent defense of the Gospel, refuting the damnable doctrine of Lordship Salvation, titled:

“Danger,” by Pastor David Breese

One of the animated discussions which is now in the evangelical Christian scene surprisingly concerns the very issue of salvation itself. The question, therefore, of “What must I do to be saved?” is now being answered in a more complicated fashion than simply, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you shall be saved” (Acts 16:31). Traditional fundamentalists and most Evangelicals have long held to the doctrine of salvation by faith alone. The answer has now become more elaborate than that, as Christians newly discuss whether salvation is by faith alone or by faith plus some other things.

Stated very simply, the view that is now called “Lordship Salvation” (a view rarely defined to the satisfaction of anyone) holds that the offer of salvation by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone is false, for faith includes good works.

There are a number of deficiencies involved in this view, which should be noted:
1. It improperly understands justification by faith. Justification does not mean to be “made righteous” or to “progressively become righteous.” Rather, it means to be “declared righteous.”

It is improper to define faith as “commitment,” “dedication,” “surrender,” or any other expression which suggests a kinetic response on the part of the soul.

2. It ignores imputed righteousness. We are not saved by imparted, infused, or earned righteousness. No indeed, we are righteous by imputation.

3. It confuses justification and sanctification. To say that progressive sanctification is an “inevitable result” of salvation is evidence of doctrinal confusion. In each Christian, there may be at times a varying degree of affirmation to the leading of the Lord.

4. It misrepresents salvation itself. Salvation is presented in the Scripture in three tenses or three aspects. When I accept Christ, I have instant and eternal salvation in the sense of deliverance from the penalty of sin. As I live my life in commitment to Christ under the leadership and empowering of the Holy Spirit, I am delivered from the power of sin. Some Christians are insufficiently delivered from the power of sin, even to the extent of sickness (1 Cor 11:30) and physical death (1 Tim 1:20).

In the future, I am promised deliverance from the presence of sin. The Christian’s future in heaven is vouchsafed because of salvation by imputation and positional sanctification. When he believes, he is already seated in the heavenlies with Christ (Eph 2:6), and he is promised that he will never perish (John 10:28).

5. Lordship Salvation diminishes the value of New Testament truth for the Christian. A very high percentage of the epistles of the New Testament are written as instructions to believers. These instructions have produced conviction and commitment in millions of Christians down through the history of the Church. Lordship Salvation cancels the value of these admonitions, in that it declares that if one does not obey these instructions, one is not a Christian. Therefore, the answer to Christian imperfection (obvious in the character of many Christians) is that this person was never saved and needs to be saved. So evaporates the value of all instructions to grow in grace.

6. It holds the impossible doctrine of salvation by perfect commitment. The doctrine that one is saved by submission to the Lordship of Christ, cannot admit to the possibility of imperfect commitment. For, from a logical point of view, imperfect commitment is not, in fact, commitment. In that most honest Christians will admit to imperfect commitment, they are thereby admitting that they are not Christians. The impossibility of “perfect commitment” is a troublesome problem to the Lordshipists. So “Semi-Lordship Salvation” is what this notion is at best. We await word as to what percentage of commitment produces salvation. (Hint–the scriptural answer is zero, for salvation is by “unmerited favor,” i.e., the grace of God.)

7. Therefore, Lordship Salvation makes assurance tenuous or impossible. Submission to the Lordship of Christ as the basis of salvation holds open the possibility that at some future date one may be less than perfectly submissive. If one holds to the Lordship Salvation view, one’s basis of assurance of salvation is gone.

8. It diminishes the value of Calvary. In the Lordship view, Christ becomes less the Savior and more the Helper. Under this view, I cannot “cast my helpless soul on Him,” but rather I must cooperate with His helpfulness.

9. It equates discipleship and salvation. The advocates of salvation by commitment to Christ uncritically (and with profound lack of discernment) view the many calls of Christ to His own to come and be His disciples as the call to believe the Gospel. Consequently, the expression “Follow me” becomes the way of salvation. Hence, until one becomes a disciple, he is not a Christian. The call to become disciples of the King, extended to Jewish individuals, is very different from the call to believe and therefore be saved by grace and become a member of the Body of Christ.

10. It misunderstands repentance. To translate metanoia as “repentance” has been most unfortunate. “To do penance” is not its meaning. It means “a change of mind.” Too often this will be thoughtlessly defined as “a turning about,” “sorrow for sin,” “being sorry enough to quit,” “a complete change of character,” or “making restitution”–all such definitions are falsehoods. By these inaccurate definitions, faith in Christ is freighted with burdens impossible to bear. Such defective epistemology has demoralized many a Christian.

11. It disorganizes the Christian mind. Salvation is either by grace or by works. They cannot be mixed (Rom 11:6). Works produce no standing before God or merit for heaven. Mixing grace and works overly strains the Christian mind. With these inchoate ideas (exhumed doubtless from the vicinity of Rome) who can say with assurance “I know whom I have believed” (2 Tim 1:12)? Paul could.
Conclusion

These and many other considerations should be kept in mind when one examines the various ways of salvation being offered on the evangelical scene of our time. Much of the confusion of these days would be instantly resolved if we would remember that salvation is by grace alone through faith alone. To redefine these words is not permitted, for they have real, changeless, and eternal meaning. Let us then remember: “Now to him that works is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. But to him that works not, but believes on Him that justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness” (Romans 4:4-5).

We know that we are people of eternal consequence because we were made in the image of God. We were redeemed by the most precious substance in the universe, and that is the blood of Jesus Christ. We were called by the Holy Spirit into a life of great purpose.

Monday, April 12, 2021

A Woman Who Is Right With God Loves Homemaking

Proverbs 31:10-13, “Who can find a virtuous woman?  for her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.”

One of my favorite movies is the 1997 movie, 'Dante's Peak.' Volcanologist Harry Dalton (Pierce Brosnan) and mayor Rachel Wando (Linda Hamilton) of Dante's Peak try to convince the city council and the other volcanologists that the volcano right above Dante's peak is indeed dangerous. The public's safety is being set against for economical interests to make money. When the volcano erupts, hundreds of people die! Although I love the film, the following disturbing scene in the movie reflects the ungodly attitude of women today toward motherhood. This is classic social engineering, telling women how to think by subliminal suggestive programming...

Come again anytime! 

Thanks, Harry. 

Give us a beer there, Charlie. 

So, you ever get to Portland? 

No. I'm busy. Busy? 

What do you do for fun? 

Fun? Hmph. What is that? Fun? Oh, I know. Fun is what you have when you don't have two children, a business, a town to run. [emphasis added]

What a horrible thing for any mother to say! Whoever wrote this script is a wicked person. Millions of barren women would give anything just for the blessing of becoming pregnant. I saw an Oprah Winfrey episode years ago about “Rent A Womb,” in India. American couples who are incapable of having their own children, pay upwards of $40,000 to a young woman in India to become a surrogate mother. The man's seed is surgically inseminated into the woman and she gets paid perhaps $5,000. How insane this is when we consider the 61,000,000 murdered babies in the womb since the Roe Vs. Wade U.S. Supreme Court ruling in 1973. The United States is in big trouble with God. Can we really say truthfully, In God We Trust? Can we really sing with a pure conscience, God Bless America?

The movie script from Dante's Peak is pathetic! Rachel Wando doesn't consider it “fun” to have children! SHE IS A SINGLE MOTHER!!! She is running a business and a town as mayor, a real SHE-MAN! This is typical social engineering, portraying women as leaders, strong, decisive, in control, ruling over men. Isaiah 3:12, “As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.God created Eve from Adam's rib, to faithfully serve by his side as a HELP MEET.Genesis 2:18, “And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.

There Is No Heroism In Divorce And Fornication

Being a single mother is very difficult. Single Moms have so many pressing responsibilities to take care of. It is NOT a glamorous lifestyle! They have to carve out some time for themselves. By choosing to be single, not only have women left their child without a father in the home, but now they leave the child alone while they go out on dates and having a social life. Children are the ultimate losers from divorce and having children out of wedlock!!! Fornication is epidemic in America. According to the preceding 2008 ABC News article, 33% of single Moms had children out of wedlock. As of 2018 that percentage is up to 40% of women having children out of wedlock. This is a 28% increase since 1990. America's hook-up culture is destroying our society. No wonder crime is skyrocketing! 

Sadly, do you know where you can find the most single Moms at any given time... DATING APPS! It is tragic. Online dating is a disastrous modern phenomena. Over ten million American females are desperately searching for a man to step up to plate to be a father to her irresponsibility and whoring around. Older men can marry down with age and income, but women cannot. This means as a women grows older, the chances of her finding Mr. Right quickly disappears. Men do not face time limits on finding a wife, but women do because their beauty exponentially fades with age, and the child bearing years virtually end past age 40. I am 54 years old and single. I could easily marry a beautiful 20-30 year old woman in the Philippines any time I want. I could be 70 years old! An older woman could never have a young handsome guy as a husband. Women marry up; Men marry down. That is a fact!

Over 90% of men will have physical intimacy with a woman, but they WON'T put a ring on your finger or marry her, especially if she has any children. Women nowadays are sleeping around, wasting precious time, until one day they are horrified to realize that they are no longer desirable to men. Many of them will never have children or be happily married. Kindly said, those foolish women did that to themselves! 

I am so sick and tired of seeing warped Hollywood and the ungodly mainstream media, the wicked music industry and and the lying news media, glorify the perverse dating bar scene in America. They show a group of young females having a good time, drinking booze, catching the attention of some tall dark-haired muscular hunk across the bar, and the next thing you know they are in bed together sinfully fornicating. That is classic social engineering, where women are being indoctrinated to think this is how life is supposed to be. Walt Disney for decades has been indoctrinating youth to score with the opposite sex. Disney promotes fornication, not proper courtship that leads to marriage.

The Happiest Marriages Are Preceded By Proper Courtship

The happiest marriages are preceded by a proper courtship period. Waiting is what makes getting married so awesome and fulfilling. When couples have physical intimacy outside of marriage, the sacredness of the marriage bed is gone, cheapened, innocence is forever gone, and the special meaning of intimacy will never be the same. Satan knows this and wants to kill, steal and destroy your happiness. I cannot think of anything more sad, than a woman marrying the man of her dreams, having only a defiled body to offer him, handled by unholy hands by some bum who used her as a dog peeing on a fire-hydrant. That cannot happen to you if you get legally married first. 

Since situations lead to temptation, a couple ought never be alone together until they get married. We need a revival of the importance of little things in America. The ungodly world scoffs at the idea of abstinence from drinking booze at all, but the fact is you cannot take two drinks of you don't take the first. The heathen world scoffs at the idea that women ought not wear pants. But there wouldn't be so many broken marriages and abortions if women clothed themselves properly. The way a woman dresses has a profound impact upon her behavior (1st Timothy 2:9). When I see a woman in a long modest dress, my first impression is that she is a Christian who loves God and righteousness. A woman in pants tells me that morality doesn't mean much to her, and that she doesn't care or understand how the man's mind works. You have no idea ladies of what goes through a man's mind when he sees a woman's buttocks and thighs. If you did, you'd either be scared or it would thrill your perverse soul.

Single Parent Homes Is A Curse Upon Our Society

In a disturbing ABC News article titled, 'Single Moms Struggle To Find Mr. Right,' we learn that there are 10,400,000 single women in the United States; 44% are divorced or separated; 33% have never been married; 22% are married. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 75% of the violent U.S. prison population came from a single parent household. So why does Hollywood and the music industry continue to propagate and glorify single motherhood? Why does the mainstream media keep glamorize single motherhood when they know it is harming society? The left has so much blood on their hands it is insane! This is the consequence of Satanic social engineering. God didn't intend for you to have children out of wedlock. Raising children is a big responsibility which God intended two people to share, not a single parent.

God's curse is upon this gender-bending generation. Satan is the author of confusion, not God (1st Corinthians 14:33). Pastor Jack Hyles (1926-2001) preached this excellent and needful sermon called: “UNISEX.” There is nothing disdainful about motherhood and homemaking. Being a stay at home mother is God's perfect will for young women, nothing else compares! Ladies, God didn't create you for children, He made you to be a helpmeet to your husband. One day your children will grow up and leave, but your husband will still be there. 

God made you for A MAN, not a career. Women who talk about wanting a career, and fitting in a husband so she can have children, are delusional. I read a lot of dating profiles, since I am a bachelor. I am sickened at the things women are looking for! One 42 year old woman insanely said in her eHarmony profile that her goal in 5 years is to have a husband, children and a home, and work as a commercial pilot for a major airline!!! She is crazy! She presently works as a pilot for a small company. She wants to have all the blessings of marriage and motherhood, and pursue a career at the same time. IT IS IMPOSSIBLE!!!

You cannot have your cake and eat it too! She is not right with God, not even close. Her heathen mindset WILL prevent her from ever finding happiness. No woman will ever truly be HAPPY until she fulfills God's purpose for creating her, which is marriage and motherhood. Statistics prove that career women are the most miserable group of people today! THEY SURE ARE! Literally tens of millions of American women have bought into the Devil's lie of the hook-up culture of death! If you have premarital sex, YOU WILL RUIN YOUR OWN HAPPINESS!!! You will end up with multiple children out of wedlock by different fathers, alone and miserable! Very few men want to raise somebody's else's mistakes from promiscuity! Millions will murder their children by abortion! Career women are miserable!!! Oh how sin thrills and then it kills! Oh how the Devil is a beautiful liar! Oh how sin fascinates and then it assassinates! All of Satan's apples have worms.

Abstinence Until Marriage And Motherhood Equal Happiness

Young ladies, I did not write this blog to condemn anyone, nor to make someone feel bad. I wrote this blog to hopefully prevent some of you from ruining your life. If you are a virgin, STAY THAT WAY until you are legally married. Anything less is sin and you'll become a victim. That guy WILL hit it and quit it, I assure you. Very few males are willing to get married anymore. They want the fun and privileges of marriage, without the obligations and risks that come with it. Yes, getting married is risky for men these days, but marriage is still God's way (Hebrews 13:4). Just because the courts are biased toward women (and they 90% are in the United States), and women have been socially engineered to divorce when things go bad (70% of divorces are initiated by women), doesn't justify the HOOK-UP sinful lifestyle!!! 

There are at least a dozen popular YouTube channels operated by whoremongering men! One is The Better Bachelor. Another is Entrepreneurs In Cars, by a divorced man who promotes the hook-up culture instead of marriage. If men don't want to get married, that is fine, but then you must become celibate or bring the wrath of God upon yourself (Colossians 3:5-6; Romans 1:24-32; Hebrews 13:4). Walt Disney is of the Devil. Disney does more to promote fornication among youth than anyone, next to sicko Hollywood. God hates Walt Disney's lack of morality and so do I. Right living matters! The LGBTQ agenda is evil. You must decide young person, whether you are going to obey God's commandments (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14), or you are going to follow the lusts, pride and sinful pleasures of the world (1st John 2:15-17; James 4:4).

I am not condemning anybody. I am a big sinner like anybody else. But as a Christian I do desire to please God by doing what is right. I want to think right, do right, live right, and thankful because of Jesus' sacrifice on the cross for my sins, be right with God. Shaking-up is sinful. It is never God's will. I had a single mother write to me at my ministry. The father of her children wants to control her, tell her how to raise the children, and make demands for physical intimacy, so she asked for my Christian advice. My advice to her was very simple... STOP! I told her not to give him any more physical intimacy until he legally marries her. They are sinning by shacking-up. I told her that he legally has zero rights concerning how she raises the children, since he refuses to marry her. The law is 100% on her side. A man who refuses to get legally married HAS NO RIGHTS to anything! Get married you wicked bum!

Satan is behind the MGTOW (men going their own way) culture in America! The Devil punishes men for getting married, so men have decided to have their fun instead, with ungodly loose women who likewise have no morals. God's judgment is upon them all. Hebrews 13:4, “Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.I have heard hundreds of horror stories throughout my 19 years of website ministry since 2002. It usually began with premarital sex. That is where the Devil often ensnares a young person, which almost always leads to a series of bad decisions and an ultimate trainwreck! 

Young people, you decide to stay a virgin until you get legally married, even if it means dying as an 80 year old virgin!!! You would be far better off getting married as a 40 year old virgin, than to throw your virtue to the dogs as a young person, and regretting it emotionally the rest of your life, feeling defiled and dirty. Purity is the backbone of a happy life. Promiscuity will never be more fun than the first time, and it just goes downhill from there, until you feel like a public toilet. That is how millions of American women feel today, having had dozens of partners, many not even knowing who the father of their children is without a DNA test. That is pathetic, sad and wickedness!!! 

I care about you friend. I truly want God's best for you! Marriage and motherhood are God's way (1st Timothy 5:14-15), the right and honorable way!!! Please don't allow this sicko, ungodly and screwed up world to teach you otherwise (Psalm 1:1-3). God's way is marriage or total abstinence. Hooking-up is evil. No Christian young woman has any business hanging out with bad friends in a cocktail bar. You are a fool if you do! Find yourself some much better friends. The world will laugh at you. The Devil will try to make you feel inferior and like you are missing out. Please don't fall for those lies!

Get married first! If it's not for sale, don't advertise it! Young women from childhood nowadays have been socially engineered by the media to dress seductively. Dear friend, this world is a sick place. I saw a YouTube video about the popular 1997 movie, Starship Troopers, which is rated R. I learned that the film's producer got butt naked on the movie set, so the actors wouldn't feel as embarrassed, who were required to all get butt naked to be filmed for the movie. Can you imagine? Can you imagine removing all your clothes, underwear and all, in front of a dozen other wicked people, and then allowing ungodly perverts to film you with their insanely expensive high definition video cameras, so that tens of millions of ungodly people can lust upon your naked flesh when they watch the movie? 

This is considered normal in Hollyweird. This evil is accepted in the United States as being okay. WE DESERVE GOD'S WRATH AND JUDGMENT!!! What saith the Scripture? Lamentations 1:8, “Jerusalem hath grievously sinned; therefore she is removed: all that honoured her despise her, because they have seen her nakedness: yea, she sigheth, and turneth backward.Anyway, I've covered multiple topics on this blog. As you can tell, I have a lot to say about this matter. It all ties together. One's attitude toward the Holy Bible, morality, the way you dress, the way you talk, the friends you choose, the goals you choose for your life—it all plays out in your personal relationships, how you behave and whether you end up married with children, or single and lonely in your 50's someday.

Please don't be foolish like the heathen world ladies. There is no joy and privilege greater than motherhood. It all starts with marrying a man who loves God. Don't you dare look for a man in a heathen university. You ought not attend a worldly college. You should be involved in a local Bible-believing church. 

Chastening and Rewards

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