Monday, May 31, 2021

The Bible Verse That I Hate The Most

Philippians 2:12, “Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

I'm always writing in my blogs about all my favorite Bible passages that I love, but today I am writing about the Bible passage I hate the most! I hate our text verse from Philippians 2:12. I don't hate the Bible, I just hate what this Bible verse teaches, because it leaves me at a loss. This verse teaches that we have to figure out how to make it day by day through this earthly life on our own. That is exactly what the Bible says: WORK OUT YOUR OWN SALVATION!

Thankfully, God's salvation is already taken care of for us, by faith alone. All we need to do to get to Heaven is acknowledge that we are guilty sinners, and believe the Gospel (the 'GOOD NEWS') that Jesus is the Christ, who died in our place on the cross to pay our debt of sin. Jesus was buried and three days later He miraculously resurrected physically by the power of God (1st Corinthians 15:1-4). Anyone who hears this Good News and places their trust in Jesus Christ alone is saved. Nothing more is required nor allowed by God the Father.

But after God saves us, Philippians 2:13 teaches that we all have to figure out our way in this earthly life ON OUR OWN. I hate that! I don't like having to make my own choices about whom to marry and whom not to marry, where to go to church and where not to go to church, whom to trust and whom not to trust, where to move and where not to move, et cetera. Although I cherish my liberty and freedoms, I wish someone had wisely chosen my wife for me, because I picked a very bad person to marry. I've made umpteen bad decisions throughout my life, which adversely led to more bad decisions, and I've paid dearly for those poor choices. I wish God had made all my decisions for me. I wish it were as easy as seeking godly counsel, but people sometimes give very bad advice to others.

There is a silver lining though to Philippians 2:12, found in the next verse in Philippians 2:13, “For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.The indwelling Holy Spirit helps guide us through life. I honestly do not know when, where, how or to what extent God has worked in me throughout my saved life. I simply don't know! Did God put it in my heart to move from Chicago to Guam in 2004? I have no idea. I sure feel like I made a poor choice. In hindsight, I wish I had moved my family to North Carolina, Tennessee or Florida's west coast. I think my entire family would have been much better off. But I don't know that. I love something that Pastor Max Younce said in one of his books: “God only knows the things that would have happened, if the things that happened hadn't happened.”

I don't beat myself up over bad decisions in the past, because I am just a flawed human being. I had no one to guide me, and I did what I thought was reasonable at the time. I have no regrets starting my website ministry, it was a wise decision in 2002. I have never received a single penny, and never will, for my many years of earnest ministry effort. I wish I had married a different woman. She abandoned me in 2006, and I am glad she did. Good riddance to bad rubbish! I was 20 years old and stupid when I got married. I couldn't have made a much worse choice. Some people choose to live in a delusion, but I choose to be honest and speak truth.

I do not know if I will ever remarry, but I am trying. I wrote a 46 year old white woman named Sherry today in Maryland. I doubt if she'll write back. No one ever does. I wrote two women last week. One, Tammy, turned out to be a fraud and was terminated by eHarmony. The other, Gracie, age 23, hasn't logged in since I contacted her on May 16th. I'm not having much luck. I am considering a young gal from the Philippines, but I dread the legalities of waiting for years for the process to complete to get her a marriage visa.

I have been planning to move, but this is the worst time to relocate. Literally, several thousand residents are fleeing California's oppressively government for greener pastures, moving to smaller cities across the United States. More people moved to Tennessee in 2020 than any other state! Unfortunately, that was my destination too, which has turned into a nightmare so far. Everyone is grabbing the cheaper apartments and homes as fast as they hit the market, making it next to impossible for me to find housing. 

I wanted to go to Knoxville, and attend Temple Baptist Church in Powell, but of the several realtors I have contacted, only two replied. One ignored all my questions about finding a rental, and said I should consider buying a home instead. The other realtor didn't answer my rental questions either, and enrolled me into an MLS account of the available homes in the area. Anything in my price range of $100,000 or less or either delipidated and ready to fall over, or “contingent or “pending” (meaning it has already been sold). In Nashville, Tennessee, there is a 3-month waiting list just to find an apartment to rent there! So I keep thinking about Philippians 2:12, about working out my own salvation, and it frustrates me, because I have no idea what I'm doing down here on earth. I pray to God for wisdom regularly, and by faith I choose to believe that He will honor my faith in Him. God is always good!!!

So I am taking things one day at a time. I have been considering moving to Tucson, Arizona since last year, and I might do it! I find a friendly realtor, Rachel, who has been sending me affordable rentals all this year. I just looked at a place she sent me in Tucson for $675 a month, ALL utilities included. That's nice! That A LOT less than I am paying right now ($1,000 a month, plus about $700 in utilities on Guam). With skyrocketing petroleum costs, Guam's Diesel powered electricity has also skyrocketed in costs). I only run my 24,000 BTU air-conditioner, a fan, refrigerator, and two computers, and my electric bill is $500 per month! I'll save $1,000 per month moving to Tucson! But I'll have to start paying state income tax in Arizona, so that will set me back a couple thousand. And I'll have to pay an extra $1,000 a year for auto insurance. I only pay $300 a year on Guam for full coverage insurance. Still, I'll come out way ahead in Tucson, Lord willing. I have to consider costs. God only knows how my neck pain adversely affects me each day and night. I need to take it easy. 

So anyway, pray for me that God will show me where to move. I found the Tucson Baptist Church, which looks really good. I won't know until I visit a few times. I am torn in my soul between places to move. And I am scared to start all over, with no one by my side to share life with me. I need a wife. I get tired of some men always bad mouthing marriage and women. I avoid those types of negative people. Marriage is a beautiful thing, and there's still a lot of wonderful godly women, but I don't think I'll find her on eHarmony. I don't know. I long for the blessed day when Jesus completely takes control of my life, when I leave this crazy earthly world. The daily news is filled with horror and insanity. I don't want to be a part of this wicked world anymore. I am ready to go home to Heaven. My wonderful Savior ALWAYS makes the best choices and right decisions, and I trust Him wholly.

So what can we do dear reader? Well, that is why God gave us the Holy Bible, to be used as a LAMP unto our feet. Psalms 119:105, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” John 5:39, Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.” My favorite Bible verse is Proverbs 4:23, “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.We all have to make our own decisions in life, and for every decision it affects future decisions. Bad decisions often limit opportunities. Likewise, sometimes bad decisions can become the very basis for our future success! God only knows. I am thankful that our omnipotent God can take the LEMONS in our life and still make LEMONADE with them. God is a God of second chances (Jonah 3:1).

The important thing is to stay focused on the Lord. Hebrews 12:2a, LOOKING TO JESUS, the Author and Finisher of our faith. I regret many decisions I've made in life. I cannot undo them. I hate myself for some of them. I wish I had married a different person, who cared, and who wouldn't have quit and divorced me. But I have learned to LET GO, LET GOD, and just entrust the shattered pieces of my broken life to Jesus Christ, and let Him reshape them into something useless and meaningful again. Colossians 3:1-3, “If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.”

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Science And The Bible

1st Timothy 6:20-21, “O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen.”

Our text verse warns about false science. Evolution is false science. It is fake news! The blatant fraud of evolutionary theory is fake news! It disgusts me how the world's alleged smartest people will readily accept the bizarre unproven claims of evolutionists, while adamantly rejecting the inspired Words of almighty God.

I read a disturbing quote today. According to “Science And The Bible” (authored by Nicolaas A. Rupke), chapter 35 from the book “The New Cambridge History Of The Bible: From 1750 To Present,” which is published through Cambridge University Press:

“The Non-Scientific Bible

In the third discourse, the relationship between the Bible and science is unproblematic for the simple reason that is non-existent: there is no meaningful connection between the two. 'Hebrew Scripture' has no bearing on the modern study of the physical world or the other way around. Bible and science belong to wholly separate domains of reality. The Bible pertains to the sphere of morality and spirituality; science, by contrast, has dominion in the realm of physical things.”

SOURCE: “The New Cambridge History Of The Bible: From 1750 To Present,” p.717; Cambridge University Press. 2015

Kindly said, Nicolaas A. Rupke is a fool. There is definitely a strong relationship between science and the Bible. Good night man, the Holy Bible provides the much sought after answers to the world's oldest perplexing questions, without which explanation men would go insane in curiosity. Many such intriguing questions are as follows: 

  1. Where did the universe come from?
  2. How was the universe created?
  3. What existed before the universe was created?
  4. How big is the universe?
  5. Can the universe have an end?
  6. How was the earth formed?
  7. How was the moon formed?
  8. When did the seasons begin?
  9. What lies behind the boundaries of the universe?
  10. Where did mankind come from?

Dear reader, the answer to all these questions is simply, GOD! Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” The very word science means to study.” The Science Council puts it more elaborately this way: “Science is the pursuit and application of knowledge and understanding of the natural and social world following a systematic methodology based on evidence.” Again, science simply means to study something. With that in mind, it should become obvious to you dear friend that the Bible is very much related to science. What saith the Scripture? ...

Psalms 19:1-3, “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.”

When we behold the moon, sun, stars and planets, we are studying science. Whether through a telescope or with the naked eye, we are always studying God's creation. This is science!

I'll give you a few examples of science in the Bible. In Isaiah 40:22 we read that the earth is a “circle” (a spherical in shape). For millenniums mankind has debated whether the earth is flat or round, yet the Bible gave the answer the whole time. Isaiah 40:22, “It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:”

I found an interesting article about 'Science And The Bible,' but the author is a member of the demonic Church of Christ religious cult, and preaches another gospel (baptismal regeneration, wrong repentance, adding confessing, Lordship Salvation, et cetera). So I do NOT recommend the rest of their website!

Did you know that science supports the Bible story of Noah and the flood? Smithsonian Magazine published an article about it. Albert Einstein (1879-1955)—you know, the smartest guy who ever lived—said: “Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.” These pseudo-scientists today, who attempt to completely exclude the Bible from science and science from the Bible, are unwise. What saith the Scripture? ...

Romans 1:20-23, “For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

The Bible is full of science if you'll familiarize yourself with it. We read about the day the sun stood still. ...

Joshua 10:12-14, “Then spake Joshua to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon. And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies.  Is not this written in the book of Jasher?  So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day. And there was no day like that before it or after it, that the LORD hearkened unto the voice of a man: for the LORD fought for Israel.

It is ironic and hypocritical that today's so-called modern “scientists are quick to accept the bogus ideas of evolutionary theory, which cannot even be tested, studied or recreated in a laboratory. Yet, the Bible supports science, and science supports the Bible, on all fronts. NASA literally believes that two rocks in space collided billions of years ago, and that is how the earth and moon formed. And then it took billions of years more for enough asteroids containing ice crystals to hit the earth to form the massive oceans. And then somehow, mysteriously, life as we know it today just happened. And they call this insanity “science!

Saturday, May 29, 2021

God's Grace Doesn't Allow Us To Sin; It Allows Us Not To

Romans 5:20-21, “Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:1-2, “What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?”

God's grace does not allow us to sin; it allows us not to. What does that mean? It simply means friend that when you receive Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, you are no longer under the curse of sin and the law, you are now forever under God's saving grace. As believers we don't fall from grace, we fall in grace! There is no depth of sin to which a child of God can sink that salvation could ever be lost or jeopardized. If saved, always saved! 

Simply friend, when you accept Christ's sacrifice on the cross as payment for your sins, believing that He was buried, but is risen from the dead, you are saved. This is “the Gospel” (1st Corinthians 15:1-4). Gospel means “GOOD NEWS.” It is the Good News that Jesus paid for your sins (and mine) through His death on the cross. Jesus shed His precious blood to pay for our sins. 
1st Peter 1:18-20, “Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.
The moment that someone gets saved, God declares them legally JUSTIFIED (just-if-I'd never sinned). In theology this is called “IMPUTATION.” This is my favorite theological term, and it is found in the wonderful inspired King James Bible. 
Romans 4:5-7, “But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works, Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.
The same Greek word logizomai is used for both words “counted” and “imputeth.” I believe that the 54 King James Bible translators did this intentionally to help us understand the meaning of “impute.” It means that by faith Jesus counts our sins to Him, and counts His righteousness to us. 2nd Corinthians 5:21, “For he [God the Father] hath made him [God the Son] to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him [God the Son, Jesus].” 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:

The Bible says that where sin did abound, GRACE DID MUCH MORE ABOUND!!! Romans 5:20-21, “Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.” We are not kept saved by our own faithfulness to God, but by God's faithfulness to keep His promises to us. God is faithful (1st Corinthians 1:9).

When we choose to sin as Christians (and we ALL do), God's grace keeps us from ever losing salvation. Romans 6:1-2, “What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?” We ought not sin. But when we do, grace will abound. The more we sin, the more grace will abound. It is very important that every believer comprehend this truth, and every believer DOES! Anybody who thinks that must turn away from sinful behavior to be saved, is NOT saved. The only mindset that a born-again Christian can have is that JESUS PAID IT ALL!!!

God's grace does not allow us to sin; it allows us not to, because when WE DO SIN the blood of Jesus reaches deeper than the stain of sin has gone. As believers we cannot be condemned for our sins! That is what this article is about. John 3:18, “He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” Romans 8:34, Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.” 

Dear reader, once you receive Christ as your personal Savior, resting completely in His work of redemption, your POSITION in Christ as God's child is forever settled. Your CONDITION in Christ is a separate matter, determined by the choices that we make from day to day. The former is sonship; the latter is discipleship. The former is salvation; the latter is service. A person may be saved, but not serve Christ. A person may be an adopted son of God by faith, but not be right with God as His child. We must ALWAYS keep sanctification separate from justification, for these are two different matters entirely. The famous Pilgrim's Progress author and Gospel preacher, John Bunyan (1628-1688), said it very well:
“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
Galatians 5:25,  “If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.If you are born-again, then you “live” in the Holy Spirit. That is, the Holy Spirit of God is alive inside you. In theology we call this the “indwelling of the Holy Spirit” (1st Corinthians 3:16-17; Romans 8:9; 1st John 3:24). And as believers who live in the Spirit (capitol S), we ought to also “walk” in that same Holy Spirit, meaning that we ought to obey the Spirit of God as He leads us to obey the written Word of God (2nd Corinthians 10:5-6; John 5:39; John 17:17; Romans 12:2). 

God's grace does not give any saint permission to sin, but if we do there is no condemnation (Romans 8:1). The Lord will hold every Christian accountable at the Judgment Seat Of Christ for the 'good or bad' done in the body (2nd Corinthians 5:9-11). God will avenge all evil (Romans 12:19; 1st Thessalonians 4:6). But there can never be any damnation for the child of God, because Jesus paid the penalty for our sins with His precious blood (1st John 1:7). 

Many Christians will suffer great loss of reward at the Judgment Seat Of Christ (1st Corinthians 3:11-15). We will also be rewarded for our individual labors for Christ (1st Corinthians 3:8-9). God will reward every believer according to our works. In sharp contrast, the unsaved will be damned at the Great White Throne Of Judgment, punished according to their works (Revelation 20:11-15). I like to compare the Judgment Seat Of Christ for believers to a civil court, where there is no risk of criminal penalty, only monetary loss. Whereas the Judgment Seat Of Christ can be compared to a criminal court, where people are sentenced to prison. All those judged at the Great White Throne Of Judgment will be cast into the eternal Lake of Fire (Revelation 20:15; 21:8).

God's grace does not allow us to sin, because any sins we choose to commit have already been washed away by the blood of the Lamb. What saith the Scripture? 
1st Corinthians 6:9-11, “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
I love that phrase... BUT YE ARE WASHED!!! Every born-again saint has been washed in the blood. Gone, gone, gone, my sins are all gone. 
Gone, gone, gone, gone!
Yes my sins are gone.
Now my soul is free, and in my heart's a song;
Buried in the deepest sea,
Yes that's good enough for me;
I shall live eternally, Praise God! My sins are gone.

Hear this song sang: MY SINS ARE GONE! ...

My Sins Are Gone!

Friday, May 28, 2021

Encourage Others To Write On Social Media

Psalms 94:16, “Who will rise up for me against the evildoers?  or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity? Daniel 6:3, Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm. John 9:4, I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.” 2nd Corinthians 5:20, Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God. Ephesians 5:16, “Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” Colossians 4:5, “Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.”

I carefully selected the preceding handful of Scripture passages. Again and again in the Bible we are exhorted as God's children to rise up and stand for the Lord against evil. Psalms 97:10, “Ye that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.I saw a bumper sticker recently that read: “STOP HATE!” No Sir, we need more hate! We just need to hate the right things. The Bible commands us as God's children to HATE EVIL! I hate abortion, but I love the people getting them. I hate booze, but I love the drunkard. I hate adultery, but I love the adulterer. Jesus hated iniquity (Hebrews 1:9), but He loved the sinner (Romans 5:6-9).

Dear friend, as God's children the Lord wants us to SPEAK UP for Him! In 2nd Corinthians 5:20 we are called “AMBASSADORS” for Christ. You and I may be the only Jesus that somebody knows. That is what the Bible means in Hebrews 12:14, “Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:This verse has nothing to do with salvation, it refers to our testimony for Christ and how it affects others. If our Christian testimony is poor, someone may go to Hell because of us, failing to see the light of Jesus in us. Matthew 5:16, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Having said all that as way of introduction, I encourage you dear reader to post on social media. I don't have any premonitions (as Dr. Jack Hyles often said to comfort his church members) that I may die soon, but it could happen. If I had a heart attack and dropped dead right now, my websites would expire within a year, when the hosting bill is due. That is why I started my several blogs, to preserve my writings after I am long gone, hopefully. I have dedicated the rest of my life to preaching THE TRUTH on social media. People need spiritual help. I want to help them. God has blessed me with this wonderful and needful ministry.

The world is dying for caring and sincere Christians who tell THE TRUTH. The heathen world are sick and tired of seeing phony preachers like Pat Robertson, Benny Hinn, Joel Osteen, Oral Roberts, Mike Murdoch, Melissa Scott, Peter Popoff and Joyce Meyer, who make a mockery of the things of God by exploiting Christendom for filthy lucre. I have never received a single cent for my online ministry labors since 2002. I do what I do out of love for Jesus, the truth and people. If anybody in this world out to volunteer, and not have their hand out asking for money, it is the man of God. I have my faults, but people know that I am 100% sincere in my ministry labors. I get nothing out of this except helping others (2nd Corinthians 3:2), and laying up treasures in Heaven (Matthew 6:19-20). 

I encourage you dear friend to use your VOICE for Christ. I may be gone tomorrow. You may be gone. Who will carry the mantle of truth to the next generation? I use Microsoft 'Expression Web 4' to build my websites. If you are interested, here is the fully working program for free, which Microsoft gave away to the public. Microsoft support is no longer available. I saved a copy if you'd like it on Google Drive. It is 99 MB. No registration is required. There are tons of YouTube tutorials on how to build websites using Expression Web 4. ...

Download Full Microsoft Expression Web 4 Software With CSS

Also, if you don't want to make a website, you can start a blog for free. Google's search engine does find your blog by default. I love Google Blogspot, it is very simple, free, elegant and easy to use. I commend Google on their excellent blogs. If you can click and drag, you can make a high quality blog. I figured out how to use Blogspot in about 2 days. It is very nice and easy to use. You can make as many blogs as you want. So far I have 6 blogs. I recently started a new banjo blog. I encourage you friend to let your voice for the Lord be heard in cyberspace. 

Perhaps you think you aren't a gifted writer, and don't have the necessary writing skills. When I started my website ministry in 2002, I had no clue what I was doing. I literally used size 7 font (the largest size) on all my web pages. Web visitors were asking me why? Why are you using such big font? So I learned not to use giant font. I learned as I went. My attitude was one of determination! I determined that I was going to make a big website to speak up for God, and whatever it took I would learn and figure out how to make it work. And over time I did exactly that! I have never had any formal website training, I just learned one mistake at a time.

If nothing else, I encourage you to share my writings, or the sermons and writings of other Bible preachers. You could start a ministry commenting on YouTube videos, posting links to the Gospel, sharing the Gospel truth, and quoting Bible verses. There is so much that everyone can do to influence other people for Jesus Christ. The Devil's crowd are speaking up loud and clear, while God's children cower and remain silent. Not me brother, I AM SPEAKING UP FOR GOD!!! Satan wants us to SHUT UP, but God wants us to SPEAK UP!

Attitudes are contagious, is yours worth catching? I read that statement years ago on a sign. It is a true saying! The Bible says that Daniel had an excellent spirit in him. I love that! One's attitude is everything. That is why the Bible teaches us in Philippians 4:8 to think on these things, things that are good, lovely, true, honest and virtuous. That excludes Hollywood's filth and violence! That excludes the daily news! That excludes lying Neo-evangelical churches and their heretical Lordship Salvation! 

I receive many e-mails from miserable Christians. They share their doom and gloom thoughts with me. Admittedly, it is always easier to help others than it is to help myself. That is because we cannot see what other people see when they look at us. We can only look in the mirror, but other people are much more familiar with what we really look like than we are. Did you ever think about that? So often other people can see our faults more clearly than we can, because they have an OUTSIDER opinion. When people share their negative thoughts with me, I can clearly see that they are focusing on all the wrong things, which is why they are so negative. 

When we go down that dark path of negative thinking, we can easily feed into it and get worse. If you find yourself in this pit of despair friend, it happened over time. Depression is a journey! Likewise, the road to a happier life is to start the journey to having a Christlike mind. Romans 12:2, “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.If you are down and out on life friend, you need to start putting good things into your mind. You need to start listening to the King James Bible daily. 

You need to start listening to Bible preaching daily. I encourage you to listen to 'MAKING A DIFFERENCE' each weekday by Pastor Shelton Smith of the Sword Of The Lord. I encourage you to spend some quality time reading my websites. If you think right you can live right. Behind every tragedy in human character is a slow process of wicked thinking. That is why my favorite Bible verse is Proverbs 4:23, “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.Always guard your thoughts. Don't allow lust, hate or any sinful thought to take root in your mind (2nd Corinthians 10:5-6).

Anyway, you have a VOICE dear friend for the Lord. There is a group of people that only YOU can reach for God. There are people who will listen to YOU, who won't listen to anybody else, for whatever reason. It might be family. It might be because you share the same hobbies. You may share common musical, hunting or cooking interests. It could be because you speak the same language, or were born in the same city. We all have our sphere of influence. If nothing else, you can share with others how you got saved. We call this soulwinning.Proverbs 11:30, “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.

I just wanted to encourage you friend to get busy for God. The Scripture exhorts us to REDEEM THE TIME, because the days are evil! America is spiraling down into an abyss of darkness very quickly. These are crazy and perilous times! When leftist wackos are successful in convincing local government leaders to defund the police, anarchy has come! In 2020 all of the following major cities actually defunded the police: New York City, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta and Minneapolis. 

We are a sick society in the United States. We hardly ever hear a word of praise for all the good police, yet we never cease to hear about all the bad cops. There are a lot of abusive cops (although a very low percentage of the total group), but consider what they have to deal with every day. Police make a living on the worst 10 minutes of people's lives!!! Behind every badge is a human being. I am not defending bad cops, but how do you handle violent punk gang members, people high on drugs, and law breakers who have zero respect for lawful authority? Leftist Democrats would have the police to try to talk nicely to them. Good luck!

Our nation is in perils today. We are taught in the Word of God in Ephesians 6:12 that our battle is not against flesh, but against spiritual wickedness in high places, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against principalities and powers of darkness. If ever there was a need for the local New Testament church, it is right now! As a fundamentalist Baptist Bible preacher, I am committed to proclaim THE BOOK (the inspired and infallible King James Bible), THE BLOOD (Jesus' literal liquid blood sprinkled on the Mercy Seat in Heaven), THE BODY (the importance and need for local New Testament churches) and the BLESSED HOPE (Christ's pretribulation return for the saints at the Rapture). Amen!

I don't know about you, but I get happy and excited sharing THE TRUTH. One of the great joys of the Christian life is contending for the faith. But wait, what about you ladies? Can a Christian woman contend for the faith? Yes, but you should stand behind a preacher and promote him. I have a dear friend, one of my longtime web visitors. She loves the Lord. She does not preach with authority as a man. So she promotes my articles and helps lift up my arms as a preacher. She is a fellowhelper to the truth. 3rd John 1:8, “We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellowhelpers to the truth. You ladies can support your pastor and promote his sermons and your local church. I do not preach on my authority. I have no authority. My authority as a called preacher is the inspired Word of God.

If you are interested in making your own ministry website or blog, I would be more than happy to help you, Lord willing. Just email me and I'll do my best to guide you to resources to help you. But first search the internet with your questions, which is a powerful tool. YouTube has thousands of helpful educational videos on how to produce and publish social media. The secret to growing your website is content, content, content. Unfortunately, my unpopular non politically correct Bible preacher has been 80% censored by Google since 2015. They have taken away most of my web traffic. But if you don't preach again abortion, homosexuality, feminism and other unpleasant topics, your site will have no problems being promoted.

One of the most searched for topics in internet search engines is “False Religion” (i.e., the various different religious faiths). People are very curious about religion. If you did your research on different religions, and wrote extensively about them, you'd build a very popular website in a short time. Also, anything about the occult, 666, end times prophecy, the Antichrist, witchcraft and other sensational topics are of great interest. I am giving you some tips how to build a quick following, if you are interested. Here are some tips on websites. Making a website is so much fun! Check out what you can do.

The Lord promises to reward us as believers for our individual labors (1st Corinthians 3:8-9). Giving even a cup of water in a disciple's name will not go unrewarded (Mark 9:41). In other words, even if you help me with my ministry, God will reward you as if you did it for Him. That is only true because I am preaching the Gospel accurately. If you are helping Bob Jones University spread their false repentance and Lordship Salvation, you are pulling on the same rope as the Devil. I first heard that saying from Billy Sunday (1862-1935). So make sure you don't become guilty of bidding Godspeed to evildoers, lest you become a partaker of their evil deeds. 2nd John 1:11, “For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.”

Dear child of God, if you'd like to lay up treasures in Heaven with me, I could sure use your help out here fighting on the frontlines as a soldier for Jesus Christ.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

The Eyes Of The Lord Also See The Good

Proverbs 15:3, “The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.

We often hear preachers say that God is watching us, and knows the bad things that we do. That is true! But the Bible says in Proverbs 15:3 that God also sees THE GOOD things that we do. God sees our intentions. God sees into the innermost part of our heart.

The heathen world defines a man by his mistakes, faults and sins in life. But God judges a believer (a born-again Christian) on the basis of the BAD and the GOOD. And to take it a step further, God judges all mankind on the basis of whether one has trusted Jesus Christ as Savior or not. You don't get to Heaven by your own goodness, you get to Heaven by God's goodness, through faith alone in His only begotten Son. John 6:40, “And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.”

God sees all the good. There are many preachers who have sinned openly. Their name has been shamed. They brought reproach to the name of Christ. And still other are falsely accused, and people wonder if the allegations are true. But those preachers, the ones that I am familiar with, have done FRA MORE GOOD in their lifetime than wrong. And yet wicked people only focus on the bad, accusing and condemning those fallen preachers. Revelation 12:10 calls Satan, the accuser of the brethren.Ephesians 2:1-2 teaches that the spirit of Satan works in the children of disobedience (the unsaved). 

Whether unsaved people realize it or not, their father is the Devil spiritually, and they are prone to listen to their father (John 8:44). When these secular rock bands like the Eagles, The Beatles, Ozzy Osbourne and thousands more, deny that they are helping Satan, they are being 100% sincere. They truly don't think that Satan is working through them, but he is! If you are not a born-again child of God, the only other option is that you are under Satan's dominion (the Devil's child). You may be a sweet, kind and loving person, and yet have Satan as your spiritual father. Or you may be as mean as the Devil (and there's a lot of wicked people like that in the world). 

God sees THE GOOD friend. He sees the long nights and days I labor on my website ministry. God sees my continued prayers, even when I don't see God answering any of them and I feel I'm wasting my time. God sees my broken heart because Harvest Baptist Church on Guam refuses to do the right thing. They preach another gospel, promote corruptible seed, preach a misunderstanding of repentance, and bid Godspeed to evildoers like Dr. Steve Pettit and his Calvinist false gospel. When I get to Heaven, God will judge me as His redeemed child on the basis of the bad and the good that I have done (2nd Corinthians 5:9-11).

1st Timothy 5:24, “Some men's sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment; and some men they follow after.” I love that Bible verse. We are all familiar with a professed Christian who has a tarnished testimony, because of known sins or crimes they have committed. But the Bible says YOU and I are just as guilty in God's sight. One of my favorite sermons by Pastor Jack Hyles is called: “If Thou Should Mark Iniquities, Who Could Stand?” That is based on Psalms 130:3, “If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?”

One of my favorite Bible passages is found in Romans 8:34, Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.” The implied answer is that NO ONE condemneth! If you have accepted Christ's sacrifice on the cross as payment for your sins, your are FREE from the curse of sin and the law. You have been redeemed. I don't care if you are serving multiple life sentences behind bars in prison, if you have receive God's gift of eternal life, you have no criminal record in Heaven! In God's sight, even if you are a mass-murderer here on earth, you are as pure as the Lord Jesus Christ! That is called: “Imputed Righteousness!!!

Romans 4:5-7, “But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works, Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.

I would love to point out to you dear reader, that the same Greek word logizomai is used for the words “counted and imputeth” in the preceding passage of Scripture. The 54 King James Bible translators intentionally used those two words interchangeably, to show us (the reader) what “imputeth” means. Imputed means that one's childlike faith in Jesus is “counted in place of righteousness. You need righteousness to go to Heaven. But the problem is that you and I don't have any to offer God. Isaiah 64:6, “But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.” 

Our best is simply not good enough for God! That is why Jesus came to die on the cross to pay for our sins, to give us GOD'S RIGHTEOUSNESS!!! 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:” Nearly all religious people fail to fully understand this important truth. No one who thinks that water baptism is necessary to get to Heaven understands this great doctrine of IMPUTATION. They are not saved. 

JESUS PAID IT ALL!!! We are saved by faith alone (Galatians 3:26). NO ONE who requires turning away from your sins to be saved understands this great doctrine of IMPUTATION. For if they did, they'd never teach such damnable false doctrine!!! All you need is to BELIEVE the Gospel (the GOOD NEWS) that Christ died in your place on the cross, He was buried, and three days later Jesus resurrected physically from the dead for our justification (the justification of our faith in Him, which is not in vain).

God also sees THE GOOD dear friend. So many people criticize Pastor Jack Hyles (1926-2001), my hero of the Christian faith, who've never met him as I did, nor have they ever heard him preach in person (as I did a thousand times). Dr. Hyles was the best Christian I ever knew! I do not believe the horrible allegations against him that his enemies make. But even if they are true, he is still the best Christian I have ever known! What, how can you say that? It is because of the tens of thousands of GOOD THINGS that Brother Hyles did throughout his lifetime, which his critics all choose to ignore. Millions of lost souls came to know Jesus as their personal Savior because of Dr. Hyles 55 years of incredible ministry. Dr. Hyles gave away millions of dollars throughout his lifetime, helping the down and out, loving his enemies. Anybody who smears this man's good name is a fool. Brother Hyles didn't claim to be a good Christian, but he did his best to please the Lord in all his ways, as imperfect as we all are.

I look at the verifiable GOOD, not just the alleged BAD that no one can prove. And even if his enemies could, that doesn't negate the GOOD Brother Hyles did. A man is not defined by his poor choices in life in God's Kingdom. If you are saved, God looks at the bad and the good. And if you are not saved, God doesn't look at any of the good (Ezekiel 33:13), only your sins, because you rejected His Son (John 3:36). So remember oh child of God, the Lord said in Proverbs 15:3 that He sees the bad AND THE GOOD.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Pitbull Christianity

Matthew 20:6, And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle? Luke 5:4, Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. Revelation 3:2, “Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.

I remember when I attended Hyles-Anderson College (1985-1993) hearing a bunch of fiery chapel sermons. I still remember many of them. The Bible contains some awesome phrases that will preach! Why stand ye here all day idle? Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught! Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die. I think of these truths often, which are all calls to ACTION as believers. 

I have always gravitated toward fiery Bible preachers, the Pitbulls! I'm talking about fighters like Jack Hyles, Bob Gray Sr., Danny Castle, Jeff Owens, Lester Roloff, Ralph Yankee Arnold, Steven Anderson, Jeff Fugate, Roy Thompson, J. Frank Norris, Billy Sunday and the Apostle Paul. These men are intense, and so am I, so I can relate to them. I am an independent fundamentalist Baptist Bible preacher! By “fundamentalist” I simply mean that I believe in the infallibility and inspiration of the King James Bible. I see no mistakes in the King James Bible. I don't listen to those who want to argue and debate the issue, I would rather go soulwinning. Let the deeper-lifers waste their time debating the Book, while I use the Book to win souls.

Brother, we need more Pitbull Christianity today! The churches are pathetic today!!! I am sick and tired of seeing churches advertise their “worship services.” The purpose of going to church is not to worship God, it is to organize to do God's work of obeying The Great Commission of soulwinning (Matthew 28:19-20). The purpose of going to church is to receive comfort, encouragement and be taught the Bible. The church is a hospital for broken sinners, not a museum for spiritual relics. If a hurting person cannot go to a local church to receive love, compassion, help and comfort, then prey tell me where can they go? Since 2014 the shameful Harvest Baptist Church on Guam has left me for dead. They drove me out, forgot about me, and even refused to let me come back to church in 2017 when I begged three times. What kind of so-called “church does that? A fake church, that's who!

I'm sick and tired of phony churches gathering around the Word of God, while the local community goes to Hell without hearing the Gospel. This is the doing of today's apostate Bible colleges, which are training mere academics and not church builders. Neo-evangelicals steal churches, they don't build them. Only soulwinning can build a church, and the Bob Jones University crowd don't go soulwinning, they just steal the work of fundamentalist preachers who've gone before them, corrupting those churches. 

Sadly, most of today's pastors are lazy, incompetent, untrained and unqualified to lead God's people! Just look at the mess in America's pathetic churches today! It's all about worship, getting your money, and sending the youth off to some damned Bible college to have their faith shaken in the inspiration and infallibility of God's Word. These poor impressionable kids go in having faith in God's Word, and by the time they come out are questioning God's Word, flipping through a dozen Bible versions in search of the truth. That doesn't sound like a good deal to me parents! Please be careful where you enroll your children into school.

Yes, we need some good old-fashioned Pitbull Christianity. I mean biting on the leg of the Devil and not letting go!!! Brother Lester Roloff (1914-1982) was right, who said: The great need of the hour is PREACHING PREACHERS!!!

Monday, May 24, 2021

Do Not Trust In Uncertain Riches

1st Timothy 6:17-19, “Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.”

I love this precious passage of Scripture! What makes the Holy Bible so precious to the reader is one's faith. Most people have no faith in the Bible. I've met countless people during my lifetime who foolishly think that men wrote the Bible to control the masses. Dear friend, if men could write the Bible they wouldn't, and if they would they couldn't! Humanity has never written a book that even comes close to the supernatural manner in which the Holy Bible was given to mankind, piece by piece, approximately 40 different writers, spanning a time period of 1,500 years. No book ever written has been produced, nor could be, in such a bizarre manner! God did this on purpose, so that all skepticism could be eradicated for the honest seeking soul.

If there is one thing that can be said about rich people, it is that they are high-minded. James 2:6, “But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?” James 5:1, Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.“  Proverbs 18:23, “The poor useth intreaties; but the rich answereth roughly.It is always the wealthy people who cause trouble in the churches. I heard Pastor Jack Hyles say in a sermon that all across America churches are being destroyed by high-society type women! Ain't it so! Rich people are so spoiled, used to getting their way, and they don't like for some snot-nosed Bible-believing preacher to preach against their sins. 

All across America, businessman are destroying churches! Dr. Hyles said that too, and he is so right! The love of money destroys Bible colleges, corrupting them, compelling them to dip their sails in sinful compromise to lure in more students. And then those corrupted colleges send out their graduates to corrupt thousands of churches. That is sadly what has happened to the apostate Harvest Baptist Church on Guam, which is now a cesspool of Lordship Salvation, fake Bible revisions, Wrong Repentance and bullying of anybody who doesn't bid Godspeed to their damnable heresies! 2nd John 1:11, “For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.

The United States Is A Wealthy Nation, Yet So Poor

Our text passage warns the rich people of this world not to be high-minded. If you live in the United States today, or Guam and other U.S. territories, you are wealthy! Illegal immigrants are dying from suffocation, and lack of food and water, left in shipping containers lost in transport. Semi-trailers full of dead bodies are being discovered abandoned in Wal-Mart parking lots in the United States. These poor souls were simply trying to get smuggled into the United States, so they can have what we all have... OPPORTUNITY! Compared to other countries, the United States treats their people bad! Yet, just about anyone can survive in America if he or she is willing to work for it!


What do you see in the letters above? Nearly everyone pessimistically sees, “Opportunity is no where!” But it actually says to the optimist, “Opportunity is now here!” It all depends how we look at things. Boy, I wish you could grasp this truth dear reader. I receive thousands of emails each year at my website ministry. I receive countless emails from professed Christians who are doom and gloom about life, miserable and down about everything. It is immediately clear to me that they don't have a close walk with God. I already know that they very likely don't go to church anywhere. They are focusing on all the wrong things. What saith the Scripture? Colossians 3:1-2, “If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. It is entirely a matter of faith dear friend.

The Bible means so much to me, because of my faith that God is real, and the King James Bible is 100% inspired and preserved by God for our generation. I thank God that I don't languish in searching though a dozen different Bible revisions, like Marty Herron (senior pastor of the shameful Harvest Baptist Church on Guam from 1999 to 2018) foolishly does, trying to find the truth. You won't find the truth that way, you'll just find utter confusion...

The Bible Changed (Corrupted) Merely To Obtain Legal Copyright

We are at spiritual war ladies and gentleman! The Devil long ago crept into the churches, and now he is today in charge of them! The Harvest Baptist Church on Guam is an accursed cult, controlled by rich people who trust in uncertain riches. They are effectively a satellite ministry of Bob Jones University (BJU) in Greenville, South Carolina, hiring BJU graduates, and sending their Harvest Baptist Academy graduates back to BJU. It's a viscous money-making cycle, rubbing each other's backs, sharing positions as board members, spitting on the cause of the Lord Jesus Christ!

Truth means nothing to these apostates! Money is their thing. What saith the Scripture? Luke 16:13, “No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” When money become a priority, truth and people no longer matter! You cannot serve mammon (money) a little bit, Jesus said you cannot serve mammon at all, not even in the least way, or else you no longer serve God. BJU and Harvest trust in uncertain riches, which is why they hobnob on everything (the Bible, repentance, salvation, how they treat people). I am a victim of the Bob Jones cult on Guam. 

Folks, the Bible teaches not to trust in uncertain riches. So many people place the highest value upon temporal things. When is the last time you jumped up and down and shouted in joy that your name is written in Heaven? I rejoice all the time that I am a child of God. Do you realize that 99% of this world is going to burn in Hell for all eternity without end? I do not know the exact percentage, but I don't see many truly born-again Christians in this world. Unsaved Roman Catholics are NOT Christians! There are an estimated 1,600,000,000 Catholics in the world. There is no such thing as a Catholic Christian! It is possible for a Christian to attend a Catholic church, but if someone is a faithful Catholic, adhering to all the Seven Sacraments of their cult as their hope for Heaven, they are going to Hell forever!!! I say that with sadness, because like God, I desire for all people to get saved (2nd Peter 3:9).

What are you trusting in friend? Bill Gates is filthy rich, and his ungodly wife (soon to be divorced). Bill Gates has a staggering net worth of $125,500,000,000. Tragically, Gates went from being an agnostic (unsure of what he believes), to accepting his wife's heathen Catholic faith, neither of which produces the new birth, meaning they are not Christians. Only a born-again person is a true Bible Christians. John 3:7, “Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.”  John 1:12-13, “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” You cannot buy the stairway to Heaven! The rock band Led Zeppelin had it all wrong!

The Gift Of Eternal Life Is 100% Free, By Simple Childlike Faith

You cannot earn or merit Heaven. You cannot get lucky and get their by happenstance. No Catholic priest can absolve your sins. I heard Father John Corapi” as he is called, a famous TV Catholic priest, boast that he absolved his own biological father's sins before he died. Sadly, that means his father went straight to Hell forever! I didn't say that, the Bible does! YE MUST BE BORN AGAIN!!! I hate the Catholic church, but I love Catholic people. They have been deceived by the Devil, offered a religious package from the cradle to the casket. Satan's greatest weapon is to con people into living the Christian life without ever being born again!!!

1st Timothy 6:17-19, “Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.” Bill Gates is one of the wealthiest people on earth, yet he has absolutely NOTHING! Hell will be his home unless he repents of his unbelief and trust Jesus Christ alone as His personal Savior. 1st Timothy 6:6-7, “But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. Kindly said, Bill Gates was born in his birthday suit (naked), and that is all he will die with!

Please consider Apple founder Steve Jobs (with a net worth of $10,200,000,000), who died as a Christ-rejecting Buddhist. Buddhism has no religious dogma. It is a false religion of just be happy and love everybody, and forget God and theology! Unfortunately for Mr. Jobs, things don't work that way. Revelation 20:15, “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” It's Heaven or Hell—faith alone in Jesus or eternal damnation! I accepted Jesus Christ as my blessed Savior when I was a 13 year old teenager. From that day until present I have enjoyed the wonderful presence of the indwelling Holy Spirit (Romans 8:9; 1st John 3:24). He walks with me, and He talks with me, and He tells me that I am His own. ...

In The Garden (The Cathedrals)

Dear friend, the Devil always pays with counterfeit money! Lordship Salvation is fake money! You cannot buy your way into Heaven. John 10:1, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.” Bob Jones University today is a den of thieves. Harvest Baptist Church on Guam are a pack of thieves. Marty Herron, Steve Pettit, Chuck Phelps, Sam Horn, John MacArthur and Gary Walton are all THIEVES! They are all trying to enter into Heaven SOME OTHER WAY than through the simply Gospel. The Gospel is simply the 'GOOD NEWS' that Jesus died for our sins on the cross. He was buried. Three days later Jesus bodily resurrected from the dead for our justification (1st Corinthians 15:1-4). 

But the ungodly Bob Jones University crowd today say this is NOT sufficient to be saved. In ADDITION, they say you must repent and turn away from your sinning, and run the race faithfully to the end, or you will go to Hell. Read for your self what the theologically tainted president of BJU, Dr. Steve Pettit, preaches to their deceived students and faculty. Right doctrine matters folks! There is not another Gospel (Galatians 1:6-9). The Gospel of John teaches us the true Gospel. We see Christ's death, burial and resurrection in John chapters 19-20. There is no mention of the word “repent in the Gospel of John. We find the word believe mentioned 85 times in the precious Gospel of John. This is God's Gospel tract. 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.”

1st Timothy 6:19, “Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.” This Bible verse speaks about preparing for Heaven. It is not talking about getting saved, but of laying hold on the eternal life that we already posses as believers. We KNOW we are saved by faith alone in Christ. If you don't absolutely KNOW that you are saved, something is wrong and you need to settle that. I can help you if you email me, or search my ministry websites and blogs for assurance of salvation articles. Remember, assurance of salvation is not a separate doctrine than eternal security, they are the SAME doctrine. If you are saved you HAVE eternal security. The promise that God made TO SAVE THEM THAT BELIEVE in 1st Corinthians 1:21b is our assurance of salvation. Anybody who separates these doctrines is a false teacher!

I could write so much more. What doth it profit a man if he gain the whole world, yet dies in his sins without Jesus as His Savior? I am such a rich man in Christ!!! I shudder when I stop to think about how foolish the Neo-evangelical crowd is, with their Satanic heresy of Lordship Salvation, and their demonic turn away from your sinful lifestyle to be saved lies. No one can turn from their sins. The very idea that someone needs to hate their sins and be willing to stop committing them, as a condition of receiving God's free gift of eternal life is preposterous and unbiblical. 

To the unregenerate mind forsaking sin sounds good and reasonable, but it is robbing Christ of the saving power that belongs to Him alone! JESUS PAID IT ALL, nothing to Him I owe. Getting saved is free, without any obligation or strings attached. You simply take it by faith in the Good News of Jesus Christ crucified, buried and risen the third day. Nothing more is necessary or permitted by God. Galatians 3:26, “For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.” Why do men complicate everything? I don't know about you friend, but I am not trusting in uncertain riches. I don't want this world's temporary pleasures and wealth, they can have it all. Just give me Jesus!!! I don't need manmade religion, just give me Jesus!!!

There are millions of millionaires in the United States, most of whom do not know Jesus Christ as their Savior. But I know Him, and I love Jesus, He is precious to me!!! I would rather have Jesus than all the gold, pleasures, fame and money in this sin cursed world. Everything that means so much to 99% of people today will be gone 100 years from now. People fight, squabble, cut each other's throats, grappling over a few dollars and a home, for what? Matthew 6:19-20, “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:”

Playboy founder, Hugh Hefner (1926-2017), the old pervert, left behind an immaculate mansion worth over $100,000,000 when he died. Hugh couldn't take it with him to Hell. Hefner enjoyed immoral relationships with thousands of women during his sordid lifetime (Hebrews 13:4). Not surprisingly, coming from an unsaved wicked man, Hugh actually said He considers himself, “a pretty moral guy.” That's like Jimmy Hoffa saying he is a saintly mobster! That's like Marty Herron saying he is a real Christian. That's like Steve Pettit saying he knows what he's talking about concerning how to be saved. You get the picture! Dear reader, we must all give account to God. Hebrews 10:31, “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.” My faith is in Christ alone, the hope of glory. My riches are in Jesus Christ!

Sunday, May 23, 2021

America's Biggest Enemy Is Herself!

Hosea 13:9, “O Israel, thou hast destroyed thyself; but in me is thine help.”

One of my favorite fundamentalist Baptist Bible preachers is Pastor Bob Gray Sr., whom I love and admire. I learned a long time ago to archive my favorite websites, because they may be gone tomorrow. Sure enough, the Dr. Bob Gray Sr. website disappeared a couple years ago. Brother Gray started a new website to replace it called: Solve Church Problems. I am so thankful that I archived all of Dr. Gray's old writings, which are as gold to me. Here is one of the articles that I archived from August 10, 2015 by my mentor, Dr. Bob Gray Sr., about the self-destruction of America:
Israel was destroyed! The same thing that happened to Israel is occurring in America today. The people of Israel observed in their day what we are observing in our day. They watched the deterioration of their nation as we likewise are seeing. The destruction unfortunately is a self-inflicted thing for Israel as well as the America we call home. They loved their nation as we love our nation. However, their love for them selves was greater than their love for their God.

Liberalism, or so-called Progressivism, is not the answer for any nation, society, family, school, college, and especially for the house of God and the man of God. It appears that appeasing is the appeal of the day. Why can’t we all just get along seems to be the cry of the day without any consideration of the outcome. As long as we get along we could care less about the future of our children and grandchildren.

Liberals always want you to get along with them while they refuse to get along with Conservatism. Crossing the aisle to a Liberal means coming over to their way. Their way is called "The Blame Game." Without the ability to blame they always lose in the arena of ideas.

Truth trumps any relationship in life because it sustains a relationship with God, which in turn is reflected in human relationships bathed in truth. Human relationships are not the means to an end. A divine relationship is the relationship that allows us to be a conduit for God to live through us and develop proper and productive relationships with other humans for Christ’s sake and not our sake.

Israel was destroyed and she blamed her enemies. She blamed Samaria, Assyria, Egypt, Judah, Tyre, Sidon, and her northern neighbor Syria. She was destroyed and God said Egypt, Samaria, Syria, Assyria, Tyre, Sidon, and Judah did not destroy you. God said, “O Israel, thou hast destroyed thyself…” God is saying to them you have no one to blame but yourselves. Without God there can be no victory or safety. The question is not "Is God on our side?" but rather are "We on God's side?"

Many folks in our churches are saying the same thing. “I would have succeeded if I had a good wife, but my wife was the reason for my destruction.” No, she was not the reason! Husband, thou hast destroyed thyself! If you ever fail in a marriage you cannot justifiably point to your wife. Now, she may have not been everything she should have been, but in the final analysis the Scriptures say, “…every man will give account of himself to God…”

“I could have succeeded if my parents had reared my properly.” Please pay attention, son thou has destroyed thyself! Daughter, thou hast destroyed thyself. If you fail you cannot blame a drunkard father. If you fail you will not blame a careless mother or an unhappy home. If you are destroyed God will say to you, “Thou hast destroyed thyself…” It is a personal decision not a parental decision that brings about success in life.

God pity the soul of every young person who comes from a good home that does not turn out right. However, “But, my daddy never took me fishing! Son, thou hast destroyed thyself. “But, my mother never showed any affection!” Daughter, thou hast destroyed thyself. “But, my daddy never took me to a Texas Rangers baseball game.” Son, thou hast destroyed thyself. “But, my mother never taught me how to be a good wife.” Daughter, thou hast destroyed thyself. “But, the pastor mistreated me and my family.” Sir, thou hast destroyed thyself. “But, the principal mistreated my son.” Parent thou has destroyed thyself. “But, the teacher flunked my son.” Parent, thou hast destroyed thyself.

Israel said we have neighbors that are always bothering us and it is Samaria’s fault we are destroyed. However, God said, “Thou hast destroyed thyself…” Israel said to God our perennial enemy Syria has caused our trouble and God replied, “Thou hast destroyed thyself…” God let them know that they have no one to blame but themselves.

A wife says, “I could have succeeded if I had a better husband!” No, if you do not succeed or succeed it will not be the badness of your husband. It will be the badness or the goodness of your character. At her homegoing to Heaven, my dear 98 year-old mother did not have it made, but my mother was a success as a wife and mother. If Mary Elizabeth Gray had failed she would have had no one to blame but Mary Elizabeth Gray.

I am feed up with this “blame it” generation. These idiotic academic head shrinks who explore into the past in order to find someone or some thing to blame are destroying our people. They remind me of those who blame devils for every thing. No one wants to take personal responsibility for their actions and as a result we not only fail we take others down with us.

Sorry Israel, “Thou hast destroyed thyself…” I do not care what you background is. I do not care who hurt you, who your mother is, what your daddy did, what kind of a wife you have, what kind of a husband you have, and what kind of a poverty stricken life you lived in you will self destruct if you do not take the challenges of life head on!

Every life that is destroyed is a suicide! “I would have succeeded but I have lost confidence in my pastor.” Your pastor did not destroy you! You destroyed your self with self-destruction! You have no one to blame but yourself. You committed suicide because you do it to yourself.

“My church ruined my life because it was not what it should have been.” It may not have been, but you have a copy of God’s Word and you could have read it, if you had wanted too! Jesus is what He ought to be. The Holy Spirit is what He ought to be. God the Father is what He ought to be. You have no one to blame but yourself.

“I would have succeeded but I had an awful boss and everyone knows what he is life. That is the reason I did not succeed.” No, the reason you failed is because you self-destructed! “I would have made it if I had not been born in the slums.” No, the reason you may not make it because you have not taken personal responsibility for your life and not your birth.

“I would have made it if it had not been for bad luck.” It is amazing to me that the ones who make it in life are lucky and the ones who fail are unlucky. Isn’t it interesting that those who work hard always have good luck and lazy devils have bad luck? It is amazing to me how those who rise early and stay up late are always so lucky and succeed. If you fail it is your fault and the words on you tombstone ought to be “Thou hast destroyed thyself…”

Others can wound you but they cannot destroy you. Others can hinder you and knock you down but they cannot knock you out. Others can lead you to self-destruct, but they cannot destroy you. Others can discourage you, but they cannot destroy you. Others can depress and tempt you, but they cannot destroy you.

God is saying to Israel, “I know your neighbors! I know Assyria, Syria, Tyre, Sidon, and Egypt, but thou hast destroyed thyself!”

If you destroy yourself it will be you who pulls the trigger or flip the switch on your life. Students who wash out, quit, go home, become Benedict Arnolds, turn yellow, become spiritual cowards, spiritual weaklings, tuck tail and go home from Bible College give reasons that are not the real reasons. The truth is they destroyed themselves. Oh, they blame the teachers, Dean of Men, Dean of Women, Registrar, Vice-President, President, Chancellor, or Pastor; but the truth is they self-destructed.

Life is not fair! Read that again! Life is not fair! It makes no difference where you are, who you are with, or who is over you. You either succeed or fail in life because you either refuse to self-destruct or choose to self-destruct!

When you decide to quit your Sunday school class, bus route, choir, orchestra, ushering, staff position, or being a deacon you will give every reason in the world except the real reason. You self-destructed! I can prove it! Others made it while you failed!

Here is Israel, she is defeated and destroyed! She blames everybody around her, but God said, “Thou hast destroyed thyself…”

If you get knocked down you don’t have to stay down. If you can’t get through you can certainly try again. If life pens you to the mat you can still lift that shoulder one more time. If your way is blocked today go at again tomorrow. Quit blaming every one else. REFUSE to self-destruct!

If people have discouraged you, depressed you, tempted you, made it hard for you; you can still make if you refuse to self-destruct. The same is true for a nation!

Deuteronomy 33:25, “Thy shoes shall be iron and brass; and as thy days, so shall thy strength be.” God gave the tribe of Asher a mountainous terrain when the land was divided. God said to Asher, “I am giving you ‘iron shoes.’” Why, you have got some rocky days ahead of you! God never said to anybody else that he would give them shoes of iron! They did not get their shoes after the trip or when they got into the trip. He said before you get started I am going to give you shoes of iron. God is saying He will give to His children what they need to make it through the rough days. He always has!

We can on stand and deal with the world from a standpoint of strength not weakness. That strength is found in obeying God's Word and not blaming others for our struggles.



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