Wednesday, June 2, 2021

God's Promise Of Power, Love And A Sound Mind

 Mark 5:15, And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid. Acts 4:13, Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus. 2nd Timothy 1:7, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” Psalm 18:30, “As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.” Proverb 2:7, “He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.

Oh dear reader, please do not mistake my boldness in preaching for arrogance and pride. I preach with boldness simply because I HAVE BEEN WITH JESUS (Acts 4:13). The demon possessed maniac of Gadarenes was later found sitting IN HIS RIGHT MIND when He met Jesus. Dear friend, if you'll give God your heart He'll comb the kinks out of your head! I cannot encourage you enough to delve into the Word of God. Our precious Lord exhorts us in John 5:39-41, “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life. I receive not honour from men.” Jesus Christ is the answer to ALL your problems!!! Jesus exhorts us to SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES to learn of Him. 

Dr. John R. Rice (1895-1980) used to call Jesus and the Bible twins.” The Bible is the Written Word; Jesus is the Living WordJohn 1:1-3 and 14, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. ...And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. Jesus is the Word of God Who became incarnate (flesh). Jesus is not only the personification of the Word of God, JESUS IS THE WORD OF GOD!!!

I have sincerely sought to make peace with the Harvest Baptist Church of Guam since 2014. I am not their enemy, I am their friend. A friend helps you to see. What saith the Scripture? Proverb 27:5, “Open rebuke is better than secret love.” There are plenty of suck-ups in the Bob Jones crowd, who will tickle your ears and scratch your back to get along; but I am a truth-teller, willing to make myself vulnerable for speaking THE TRUTH. A true friend doesn't withhold the truth, worried that they might offend you. No, they tell you THE TRUTH. They will likely do it reluctantly, concerned of losing your love and fellowship, but they WILL tell you the truth if they love you. Jesus told the truth, and it cost Him popularity. John 8:40, “But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.” John 8:45, “And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.

I love the pastors, staff and people at Harvest Baptist Church of Guam. I am rude at times in my preaching, I admit. My frustration comes out at times, showing simply that I miss being part of their church group. They were my family for a year in 2013-2014. I hadn't been that happy in 20 years. But Harvest's pastors yanked the carpet out from under me, because I loved them enough to TELL THE TRUTH. I bought several hundred dollars worth of books by fundamentalist preachers to open their eyes. One of the excellent books I gave them was by Pastor Al Lacy (1933-2016) titled, 'NIV: The Antichrist's Bible.' The truths which Dr. Al Lacy teach apply to ALL of the modern Bible versions, showing how corrupted they are by Satan. The communist country of Cuba had enough discernment to reject a free shipment of 17,000 New International Version (NIV) Bibles, but America's dumb dumb pastors embrace them!

Another book I freely shared with Harvest's pastors is titled, 'I NEVER KNEW YOU,' a very needful book by Evangelist Michael P. Bowen. I love this book so much for defending the simplicity of the Gospel of free grace. Friend, if you have a problem with this book's primary message, which is salvation by faith alone in the Good News of Jesus Christ, you are not saved!!! Oh how I love you Harvest Baptist Church of Guam!!! I truly do. Please pardon my rude preaching at times, I am simply trying to help you. What saith the Scripture? 2nd Corinthians 11:6, “But though I be rude in speech, yet not in knowledge; but we have been throughly made manifest among you in all things.” 

I do not claim to be a good Christian. I do not have a single fault! You read correctly. I do not have a single fault—I HAVE MANY FAULTS!!! I have plenty of faults, sins and rough edges. I am definitely a diamond in the rough. The only good thing about me is Jesus in me (Galatians 2:20). I do want to be a better Christian. I tell my adult children: “Don't be like me, be better than me.” Children follow the example set forth by their parents. That truth haunts every caring parent. My adult children represent the best and worst of both their Mom and Dad. Thankfully, our heavenly Father is perfect, and we don't have to worry about Him letting us down.

The Bible promises the Holy Spirit to every believer. That is why the Holy Spirit is literally called, THE SPIRIT OF PROMISE. Ephesians 1:13-14, “In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.” Isn't that beautiful? God PROMISES the indwelling Holy Spirit to everyone who believes in the Lord Jesus Christ.

God Has Promised Every Believer A Sound Mind

Along with the Holy Spirit, God has PROMISED every believer the spirit of POWER, LOVE and a SOUND MIND. 2nd Timothy 1:7, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” Harvest Baptist Church of Guam is not of a sound mind, lacking having the sound doctrine of Christ. Any theology which does not offer the immediate absolute assurance of salvation is wrong! Kindly said, Dr. Steve Pettit (president of Bob Jones University since 2014), heretically said to 2,700 Bob Jones University students and faculty on January 26, 2015:

“You can't just speak about getting saved, and you accepted Christ, and then that's it! There is a justification; There is a sanctification; There's ultimately a glorification, and though there are three parts, they are all part of the whole, and you cannot separate them. In order for you to qualify for the award, you have to get into the race, you have to stay in the race, and you have to finish the race. If you want to win, you have to run to the end; and winning in the Christian life is everything, because if you lose—if you don't finish—you lose everything—you lose your SOUL. And so, the Christian race is the life of faith that begins, is run, and is finished when we cross over into Heaven!” [emphasis added] —Dr. Steve Pettit (“What Does It Mean To Run 'The Race'?” - 11:34)

Dear reader, Dr. Steve Pettit was inspired by demons when he said that! Salvation is not an award that you must qualify for. Salvation is a miraculous new birth in response to one's faith alone in Jesus Christ. Receiving God's free gift of eternal life (Romans 5:15-18; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9) is not something that you “WIN” to obtain. Salvation is NOT a race! According to Mr. Pettit, you cannot KNOW that you are assured of Heaven until the end of life, after you have labored faithfully to RUN THE RACE. This is a 100% false gospel, based upon human self-righteousness, and not the imputed righteousness of God by faith alone in 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:” 

Sadly, BJU is corrupt theologically. Satan has crept in, taken control of the pulpit, and BJU is the fountainhead today of the Westcott and Hort Greek. Along with corruptible seed you get corrupt doctrines!!! Mark Twain was so right, who said: “What one generation tolerates the next generation will embrace.” Our Bible colleges are the main source of heresies today creeping into the churches!!! The most dangerous place for a Christian is in Bible college. You show me a preacher who denies the inspiration and infallibility of the King James Bible, and I'll guarantee you that he was messed with in some SEMINARY that shook his faith in the Holy Bible!!! Pastor Jack Hyles admits that theologians from seminary had him messed-up as a young preacher!!! I tell you that the King James Bible is inspired, perfect and infallible!!! 

If the Bible today is not perfect and infallible, then God is a liar, because He PROMISED in Psalm 12:6-7 to keep and preserve His pure Word forever!!! If God's Words are no longer very pure (perfect - Psalm 119:140), then they have not been kept and preserved. What good would inspiration be, if God's inspired perfect Words lost their perfection and inspiration as men mishandled the Bible over the centuries? It would totally defeat the purpose of God inspiring His Word. Inspiration simply means that they are God's Word, not man's. I am tired of hearing preachers attack the King James Bible, falsely claiming that it is the best but not infallible. If that be true, then inspiration means absolutely nothing!!! This is why every modern Devil's Bible dishonestly remove God's solemn promise from Psalm 12:6-7.

Dear reader, and you are dear to my soul, God has given us a sound Bible today. How can any believer have a sound mind if we have to search through a dozen different Bible versions to find the truth? Is it the truth? Which rendering? Do you just pick and choose your favorite Bible? Sadly, I literally heard Pastor Marty Herron at Harvest Baptist Church of Guam apologize to his church congregation one day. It was a Sunday morning and he was surfing the internet during the special music. Afterwards, Pastor Herron told everyone that he wasn't surfing the internet, he was searching through different versions of the Bible to prepare his sermon. Oh boy! That's ridiculous folks. 

Pastor Jack Hyles makes this very important observation, about the psychological damage being caused by the never-ending rash of new Bible translations being published:
“You'd be shocked if you knew, how the versions of the Bible that are coming out, which are so unnecessary and not even Bible. You'd be shocked if you knew what they're doing to cause Christian people to feel subconsciously unstable. You'd be shocked if you knew what it's doing to the nervous system of our people! All these Bibles!” —Pastor Jack Hyles, MP3 sermon, “Don't Chase The Pendulum.”

God promised a sound mind to every believer, but the Devil is going to have you confused and going all different directions of you let him! Stick to the King James Bible, and throw all that modern garbage away. Burn your English Standard PERversion (ESV). 

God Has Given Every Believer A Spirit Of Love

Harvest Baptist Church of Guam has written me off. Some people would say that I should just quietly go find another church, which is exactly what Pastor Marty Herron told me in 2017. But I was in love with their school nurse, Kris, and she only attended What do you mean, “Go elsewhere.” Not a chance Buster Brown! I'm not going anywhere! When an independent Baptist church is so drastically different doctrinally, that they want you to go elsewhere, SOMTHING IS VERY WRONG IN CHRIKSTENDOM!!! 

I mean, there is only ONE BIBLE, right? (Matthew 4:4). There is only ONE GOD, right? (Deuteronomy 6:4). There is only ONE MEDIATOR, right? (1st Timothy 2:5-6). There is only ONE GOSPEL, right? (Galatians 1:6-9). There is only ONE CHURCH, right? (1st Timothy 3:15). So why in the world would the pastors of Harvest Baptist Church on Guam tell me to go find a different church that agrees with me? Folks, humbly said, I am a graduate of Hyles-Anderson College (1985-1993). I have an earned Bachelor's degree in Pastoral Theology. I also have an earned Master's Degree in Theology from Christian International Ministries (CIM). I only enrolled in their school because my father earned his theology degrees from them, so I trusted them. I did all the work to earn a Doctorate Of Ministry degree from CIM, but when Bill Hamon preached alongside Benny Hinn, I'd had enough and forsook those devils. 

My point is that I am 100% Independent fundamental Baptist in my doctrine, yet I am not welcomed at the Harvest Baptist Church of Guam. The reason why is because they are incompetent pastors, who have been corrupted by Calvinists. Pastor John MacArthur boasts of being a 5-point Calvinist!!! That is so horrible. Pastor Curtis Hutson (1934-1995) refutes all 5-points of Calvinism. Calvinism is of the Devil, all 5 points. John Calvin (1509-1564) was an infidel in the pulpit, who is infamous for literally murdering 58 people who disagreed with him doctrinally. So much for living a changed life as proof of salvation!!!

Dear friend, God has not given us the demonic spirit of fear, corrupt doctrine or weakness. The Bible says I can do ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST, which strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” I am a very loving man. I wish the Harvest Baptist Church of Guam wouldn't shun me away. I truly am not their enemy. They have missed out on having a good friend all these years. I will be the first to admit that I am not perfect. I am a perfect sinner! I get a bit emotional sometimes, because I am a passionate person with a big heart, a preacher's heart. When I attended Harvest for a year in 2013-2014, I cried often in church. My friends often saw my face covered in tears after the church service. I wept like a baby during the Lord's Supper, feeling so unworthy. Jesus is worthy (Revelation 5:4-9). Amen! WORTHY IS THE LAMB!!!

I loved my church family. In 2017 I fell in love with Abby the moment I saw her moving the neighbor's lawn. I've wanted to date and marry her ever since, but she won't have anything to do with me because of the tense situation between Harvest's pastors and me. This is all on them, not me. I have always expressed a sincere desire to befriend them. The big problem is that Calvinism (aka, Lordship Salvation) is NOT compatible with grace. Calvinism is not compatible with the Gospel!!!

I love you all in the Bob Jones camp. God knows that I am simply trying to help you. Calvinism perverts God's grace and must be rooted out and exposed. John Calvin was a modern-day Cain, trying to impress God with his self-righteousness. If you have to look at your life to prove that you're saved, it just proves that you're not. I didn't say that, God did! Romans 4:4, “Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.” Let him that hath eats to hear, hear. To God be the glory. I love you all. 1st Corinthians 16:24, “My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.

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