Thursday, April 14, 2022

Ungodly Men Crept In Unawares

Jude 1:4, “For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.”

For most of my Christian life I never quoted the following passages together, I saw them as separate passages. But in recent years it occurred to me that Matthew 7:13-15 and Matthew 7:21-23 are absolutely connected. This whole passage should be interpreted together as one:
Matthew 7:13-23 “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?  And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”
The dear Savior warned us about false prophets, dangerous wolves who come to us in unsuspecting sheep's clothing, who can be known by their fruits. This passage is very often misunderstood. Different people have different ideas of what is meant by “fruit.” It is abundantly clear to me that the only logical conclusion of the meaning of “fruit” here must be BELIEVING ON JESUS and nothing else. That is what the blessed Savior said in verse 21, “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. We find the will of the Father in 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.” The “fruit” which Jesus spoke of is their doctrine.

Further evidence of what I say is found in 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. The only way that we can try (or test) the spirits is with the inspired written Word of God. Everything that man produces (books, sermons, music, art, movies, blogs, et cetera) has a spirit underlying it. We are commanded by God to weigh everything against the Holy Scriptures, and to bring every thought into submission to Christ (2nd Corinthians 10:5-6).

By the way, the reason why I always use the word “inspired” when mentioning the King James Bible is simply because there are many preachers today who deny that we have a perfect inspired Bible. For example: The entire Bob Jones University crowd deny that we have an inspired Bible today. Sadly, even my own Hyles-Anderson College camp deny (since 2008) that we have an inspired Bible today. Pastor Jack Hyles (1926-2001) believed and taught that the King James Bible is inspired!!! You can hear Brother Hyles say this for himself in this wonderful sermon called: 'The Real Battle.'

The inspired King James Bible says in Jude 1:4, “For there are certain men crept in unawares ...ungodly men ...denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.” At first glance this verse would seem to exclude Roman Catholics, Jehovah's Witnesses, Church of Church, Mormons, proponents of Lordship Salvation and other cults; however, by perverting the grace of God they are essentially denying Jesus Christ. That is why in Matthew 7:22-23 we find Christ denying a group of false prophets. They attempted to defend themselves. They boasted of having done “many wonderful works.” They did these works for Jesus! They boasted of having prophesied in thy name. That is, they preached everywhere they went in the precious name of Jesus.

But the Word of God calls them ungodly. Jude 1:4, “For there are certain men crept in unawares ...ungodly men ...denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.” By embellishing the Gospel, adding requirements that God does not require, they denied the Lord Jesus Christ. Only those who wholly trust the Lamb of God are saved. Partial faith in Christ plus turning away from your sins cannot produce the new birth. That is a completely different mindset than BELIEVING ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST (Acts 16:30-31).

While attending the ungodly Harvest Baptist Church on Guam, I heard their senior pastor, Marty Herron, say (and I quote): “It is not enough to admit that you are a sinner, you must forsake a lifestyle of sin to go to Heaven.” That is putting people under the law! To require someone to turn away from sinful behavior to be saved is to put them under the law of God. What saith the Scripture? Romans 3:19-20, “Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

The purpose of God's law (i.e., the Ten Commandments) is to give mankind THE KNOWLEDGE OF SIN. The apostle Paul said in Romans 7:13 that “sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful.” God's Old Testament law (all the “Thou shalt not” commandments) remove any argument or controversy about the guilt and awfulness of sin. We know that murder is a sin. We know that adultery is a sin. We know that covetousness is a sin. We know that bearing false witness is a sin. We know that bowing down or worshipping graven images is a sin. We KNOW this because the Bible teaches that these horrible actions are sinful. The Bible gives us these helpful words:
Galatians 3:24-26, “Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster. For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.”
The preceding Scripture passage explains everything perfectly! The law is a school teacher, which shows us that we are guilty sinners, incapable of saving ourselves. The law then brings us to Christ to be saved by grace through faith. I hope you can now see what is so horribly wrong about Lordship Salvation, and the false teaching that a person must turn away from sinful behavior to get to Heaven.

Lordship Salvation is the false doctrine that says faith is not enough to be saved; but in addition, you must surrender your entire personality to Christ as Lord of your life, and be willing to follow and obey Him for the rest of your life. This heresy is usually combined with the turn away from your sin” heresy to be saved, but not always. That is why I make a distinction between the two falsehoods. In his excellent book titled: “Enemies Of Soulwinning,” Pastor Jack Hyles exposes both of these heresies separately, and also the Devil's counterfeit bibles:
I am horrified that I'd say at least 95% of all Baptist churches today have been infected with these deadly falsehoods. It is so sad. The problem is our sinful human bad habits and nature. People naturally go by what they hear. That is why the Bible commands us as God's children not to listen to gossip, not to repeat gossip and not to allow gossip to cause us to hurt other people. In the book of Proverbs we find the word “tongue” mentioned 19 times. Proverbs 15:2, “The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.” King Solomon said much about the dangers of gossip, destroying friendships with gossip, destroying one's neighbour with gossip, and of being a wicked talebearer!

Sadly, Pastor Jeff Redlin of Campus Church at Pensacola Christian College read some wicked slander about me on the internet in 2021 and sinfully assumed it was true. That ungodly hypocrite ought to be fired as their pastor! Jeff Redlin is a wicked man who woefully lacks God's compassion for hurting people. With his unkind and cruel words, Pastor Redlin compelled me to leave Campus Church. No man who mistreats hurting people has any business being a pastor of a church. Campus Church is a disgrace to the cause of Jesus Christ! It is my humble prayer and hope that God will humble Jeff Redlin, remove him as the pastor of Campus Church, and cause him to suffer greatly that he would be in my shoes so he would understand. That wicked man is proud, arrogant and thinks he is better than others. I speak that to the utter shame of Pensacola Christian College for tolerating his abuse. Jeff Redlin is an ungodly man crept in unawares!

I heard a local Baptist pastor recently praising Billy Graham (1918-2018), saying that Mr. Graham led millions of people to Jesus Christ. That is simply untrue! Billy Graham corrupted the Word of God and cast stumbling blocks before the people, by not keeping sanctification separate from justification. According to Mr. Graham, faith was not enough to go to Heaven. In addition, Graham taught that a person must “count the cost and pay the price of turning away from their sinful behavior, and follow Christ faithfully. That is NOT the Gospel of free grace, not even in the ballpark!

Dear reader, I feel like the lone ranger nowadays! All I see are wicked ungodly pastors (e.g., Marty Herron, Gary Walton, Sean Quinlan, John MacArthur, Steve Pettit, Chuck Phelps, Jeff Redlin, Timothy Zacharias, et cetera) who don't care about THE TRUTH! I have personally warned many of these men, but they turned a deaf ear to THE TRUTH. Romans 3:4, “God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.” I am preaching a free grace Gospel. Marty Herron, Gary Walton, Chuck Phelps, Steve Pettit are NOT preaching the Gospel, they are sinfully preaching the Devil's LIE of Lordship Salvation and wrong repentance! Those crooked men do not walk straight!!! They are ungodly men crept in unawares! All of the aforementioned shameful names are affiliated with Bob Jones University (BJU).

Tragically, the Pensacola Christian College (PCC) camp wickedly bid Godspeed to BJU. In July of 2021 Pastor Jeff Redlin of Campus Church sinfully rebuked me for preaching against the Bob Jones crowd. I was disgusted and still am at Mr. Redlin, for being partaker of their evil deeds at BJU. 2nd John 1:11, “For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds. Jeff Redlin bared false witness against me in the summer of 2021 at Campus Church, wrongly accusing me of “finding weaknesses in the Bob Jones crowd. In truth, I am faithfully exposing them for preaching another gospel, REBUKING THEM SHARPLY as Titus 1:9-14 commands, that they might be sound in the faith. Sadly, neither the BJU or PCC camp are listening, they just keep hating and ostracizing me for TELLING THE TRUTH! God is on my side because I am on His side (Romans 3:4).

As I mentioned earlier, the problem is our sinful human nature. People (including preachers) tend to avoid any conflict, controversy or anything unpleasant. That is why shameful PCC pastor pastor, Sean Quinlan, scolded me for my zeal against the Devil's corrupt modern perversions of God's Word. Pastor Quinlan (in 2018 at the Lighthouse Baptist Church on Guam) sinfully and shamefully called me “obsessed over the Bible. What an ungodly thing to say! Psalms 119:139-140, “My zeal hath consumed me, because mine enemies have forgotten thy words. Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.Something is very WRONG with a pastor who rebukes someone for their zeal over God's Word. Sean Quinlan is an ungodly man crept in unawares. Pastor Quinlan quit in 2018 and went back to work at PCC in Florida. Sadly, he hurt a bunch of people at the Lighthouse Baptist Church on Guam, who are still struggling to this day because of his foolish lack of good sense. Jeff Redlin is no better, sinfully bidding Godspeed to the infidel BJU camp. SHAME on PCC and their ungodly pastors crept in unawares. Jeff Redlin must go! Tim Zacharias must go! Sean Quinan must go! Birds of a feather flock together!!! These are wicked parasites, mooching off of Christendom for their own belly's sake (Romans 16:17-18).

True evil lies in willful ignorance as much as deliberate intention. The opposite of love is not hate, it is indifference, the kind of hateful indifference found plaguing the Pensacola Christian College (PCC) camp today. I came to Campus Church in July of 2021 with a spirit of love, compassion and a desire to be a blessing to PCC and Campus Church any way that I could. God knows that I speak THE TRUTH! But that ungodly person Pastor Jeff Redlin was cold, calloused, insulting, rude, injurious, uncaring and mean. When I told him that I was divorced and that after 16 years I hoped to find a wife, he shamefully scolded me for coming to church to find a wife. I never told him this was the only reason I came to church. I couldn't believe how childish and immature he is, in charge of a megachurch with over 10,000 members. So sad!

Then, right in front of his wife, Redlin told me that if I did find a woman to marry, he wouldn't perform the wedding. This is a horrible pastor who had only known me for two weeks of his entire life! Who talks to strangers like that? Pastor Redlin woefully lacks compassion for people! He certainly has zero people skills. Then, after finding my website ministry (which I didn't tell him about), he wrongfully accused me of finding weaknesses in preachers. I kindly rebuked him back, for sinfully bidding Godspeed to the Lordship Salvation, Calvinism and Devil's bibles promoted by the Bob Jones University camp today! Somebody needs to preach with the authority of God's Word against ungodly men crept in unawares!!!

It is uncaring and foolish pastors like Jeff Redlin and Sean Quinlan, who both rebuked me for contending for the Christian faith, why America is going to Hell in a wheelbarrow today!!! These are ungodly men crept in unawares, partaker of the evil deeds of the Bob Jones cult who deny salvation by faith alone in Jesus Christ. As I have showed you (read here again for yourself), Bob Jones University today requires that you turn away from your sinning to be saved.
With regard to the doctrine of Soteriology:

We believe Scripture teaches that salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone (Eph. 2:4–10; Rom. 3:21–26; Titus 3:5) and apart from any human work of righteousness (Phil. 3:9). God offers this salvation freely to all men who are willing to repent and turn from their sins (Acts 3:19, 17:30) and place their full faith and trust in the atonement Christ made by His finished work on the Cross (Luke 24:46–48, Heb. 9:11–15, 10:10–14). [emphasis added]

SOURCE: BJU Statements of Faith

Not one verse in the inspired King James Bible teaches to repent “of your sins” to be saved. When the thief on the cross wanted to be saved, He simply asked Jesus to “remember me” (Luke 23:42). It was his faith in Jesus that saved him, nothing more. When the Roman jailor asked Paul and Silas how to be saved, they simply told him to: “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ” (Acts 16:30-31). They didn't require the man to turn away from his sins. They didn't require the jailor to surrender all to Christ as “Lord” and faithfully follow Him from now on. Paul and Silas didn't tell the man to “count the cost and pay the price.” Jesus paid the price in full with His precious blood, so we don't need to pay for anything.

Here is Evangelist Billy Graham's damnable counterfeit plan of salvation:

How To Be Sure You're Saved

First, you must recognize your need.

Second, you must understand the cross.

Third, you must count the cost.

He also said, “Which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost? … So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple” (Luke 14:28, 33).

Many people come to Christ without first counting the cost. The cost includes repentance, the forsaking of sin, and a continual, daily, open acknowledgment of Christ in your life.

Fourth, you must take a definite step.

One day at Stanford University, a student of a non-Christian faith came to me and said he was convinced that Jesus is the Son of God but said he couldn’t confess Him publicly. He said that back in his own country the cost socially would be too great.

I had to tell him that the Bible says: “Whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 10:32-33).

Like the rich young ruler of old, the student went away sad. He had counted the cost and was not able to pay the price of open acknowledgment of Jesus Christ as his Savior.

We ask people to make a public confession of Christ in our meetings because Christ demanded a definite commitment. Christ had reasons for demanding that people openly follow Him. He knew that an unwitnessed vow is no vow at all. Until you have surrendered to Christ by a definite act of your will, you are not a Christian. [emphasis added]

SOURCE: How to Be Sure You’re Saved | Decision Magazine | BGEA

Let me repeat what Billy Graham heretically said:

The cost includes repentance, the forsaking of sin, and a continual, daily, open acknowledgment of Christ in your life.” [emphasis added]

Dear friend, there is NO COST to you or me in God's simple plan of salvation. Jesus paid for OUR SINS with His blood. What saith the Scripture? 1st Peter 1:18-19, “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:” Dear reader, when any preacher like Billy Graham comes along, preaching that getting saved to go to Heaven will COST YOU SOMETHING, he is preaching another gospel. The Bible says Christ made the full payment for our sins, by His sacrifice on the cross of Calvary.

Salvation is not a reward for the righteous, it is a gift for the guilty!

Salvation is not doing your best, it is having Christ's best put to your account through receiving Him by faith.

Turning away from sinful ways would be a work. Faith puts all of the merit where it belongs, on the object of our faith, Jesus and His work.

If to “repent” means to forsake our sinful ways TO BE SAVED, but Jesus already paid for our sins by dying on the cross, then what are we repenting from?

The true Gospel always points you to CHRIST; a false gospel always points to YOU.

We must stay true to the simplicity of the Gospel!! Repentance regarding salvation is a change of mind from unbelief to belief!!! We must earnestly contend for the faith (Jude 1:3).

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