Friday, March 31, 2023

Does God Allow Righteous To Suffer With The Unjust?

Ecclesiastes 9:11-12, “I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all. For man also knoweth not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falleth suddenly upon them.”

Yes, God does usually allow the righteous to suffer along with the wicked, because we live in a fallen world. I wrote this helpful article in 2012, when 95 deadly tornadoes touched down across the Midwest in the United States. Even the righteous are still sinners living in a fallen world. There are no special Bible protections guaranteed to the righteous in this world. But what about God's promise to deliver them that fear Him? Psalms 34:7, The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.

A thief (or thieves) stole my $75 propane tank off my barbeque last month. They also pulled up and stole all my $100 of solar-powered lawn lights. Why didn't God protect my stuff? You see dear friend, time and chance happeneth to all (Ecclesiastes 9:11). As long as we live in this sinful world, bad things will happen to everybody. God is not to blame for man's sins. Shoplifters are having a heyday all over California today, since proposition 47 effectively decriminalized shoplifting. That is not God's fault, but stupid leaders in California.

I believe Psalms 34:7 is simply saying that God is in control, and He will deliver us if it is His will, but there is no guarantee of deliverance, evidenced by the suffering saints. God's children still die of cancer, accidents and heart attacks at the same rate as unbelievers. Crime happens to Christians at the same rate as unbelievers. So how does God deliver the saints? Psalms 34:7, The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them. I admit that I do not completely understand how God works in relation to this verse. But I do not that my God is able, and He keeps His promises. To those who fear God, and live within the confines of the law (both God's law and man's law, if it doesn't contradict God's law), the Lord promises to watch over us and deliver us from our enemies. That doesn't mean that nothing bad ever happens to us. It just means that, like Job in Job chapter one, NOTHING can happen to a believer which God does not allow.

In Judges chapter 6 we find Gideon complaining to God, asking why God's miracles weren't happening to them, as they did to the ancient patriarchs. But Gideon failed to see the big picture. If you read Judges 6:1, you will see that the Israelites did evil in the sight of the Lord, and He gave Israel over into the hands of the Midianites for 7 years. This is just like the United States today. Many saints are complaining to God, asking why they've lost their job. They are upset and want to know why God won't give them health insurance. Nothing is going right, and they are wondering why God has seemingly failed them. Dear reader, our nation has spit in God's face for long enough. We've murdered 63,000,000 human beings in the womb by abortion since 1972. And don't be deceived by the overturn of Roe vs. Wade in April of 2022, the abortion pill is now LEGAL in most states! Why should God bless this mess? We are playing with fire as Americans, which ultimately will burn us! Read Revelation chapter 18.

The Bible says in Matthew 5:45, "That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust." Rain can be good or bad, depending on the amount and the geographical area. I don't think God grants any special protections to the saints. We read in Ecclesiastes 9:11 (easy to remember because of the 911 attacks), that "time and chance happeneth to them all." There is such a thing as, “luck.

I read Mrs. Beverly Hyles, Pastor Jack Hyles wife, say on her blog that: "Everything happens for a reason." Although I agree with her statement, I also think that sometimes things just happen randomly to whoever is there at the time, whether good or bad. The reason may be our lax laws on drunk drivers, or our society's lack of punishment against criminals, or an ignored safety hazard, or any one of hundreds of “reasons,” but time and chance happens to everyone. I read years ago in the news about a deadly tornado that destroyed a Baptist church in Georgia, killing 7 Christians.

Jesus made it clear in Luke 13:5b, “Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.” There misfortunate wasn't because of their individual sins. Those 18 people died when the Wall of Siloam fell upon them because of sin in general (i.e., because we live in a fallen world of sin - 1st John 5:19). We live in a fallen world because of the sin of Adam, who opened the floodgate of sin and death upon the human race, and death came upon all men as a result, for all have sinned. Romans 5:12-13, “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.” Because we live in a fallen world, something very bad could happen to anyone at any time, maiming or killing us. This doesn't mean that God is punishing us directly for some sin that we commit, but because we live in a fallen world as guilty sinners.

In December of 1980, a crazed lunatic named Mark Chapman took a gun and shot The Beatles' legend John Lennon (1940-1980) five times. One bullet missed, the other four hit, two in John's chest. Chapman admitted later at a parole hearing that he wanted to become infamous by murdering a famous person! I seriously doubt if Chapman will ever be given parole in New York until Yoko Ono (1933-present) passes away. Yoko is 90 years old! Wow! She is an amazing woman if you read her life's story! She still lives in the same condominium that her and John lived in when he was sadly killed in 1980.

Chapman eerily said John was an easy target, since he lived in New York. Chapman said he had also considered murdering George C. Scott and some other celebrities, but he said Lennon was his easiest target. Was John Lennon a bigger sinner than you or me? No, not at all. John was in the right place at the wrong time. John died that fateful day in 1980 because of a nutcase with a gun. It wasn't God's judgment upon him. You never know what is going on in somebody's else's mind. As Christians we choose to think about good things (well, most of us do at least), but there are some unsaved people with the mindset of a monster, if you knew what they were thinking. People can become real monsters without Jesus Christ!!!

When hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in August of 2005, preachers everywhere were errantly saying that it was God's punishment for Mardi Gras. I don't think that at all. If God thought that way, Sin City Las Vegas would be under millions of tons of fiery brimstone like Sodom and Gomorrah. The architects and land planners of New Orleans foolishly built their homes too close to the ocean, and when the hurricane storm surge came inland, it did billions of dollars in property damage, and hundreds of people died as a consequence. It wasn't God's fault or doing.

If God punished places for their wickedness, then Hollywood in California would be somewhere at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean! God would have carried out Lex Luthor's sinister plot in the movie 'Superman' to detonate a nuclear bomb on the San Andreas Fault, causing the entire perverse state of California to plunge by a massive earthquake into the Pacific Ocean. No dear reader, God allows nature to take its course. Let's face it, good things happen to bad people, just as much as bad things happen to good people. Truthfully, the Bible says in Romans 3:10b-11, “There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. So NO ONE is “good” in God's holy sight. You may be a good person as far as sinners go, but whether a good sinner or a bad sinner, WE ARE ALL GUILTY SINNERS!!!

The same with the 911 attacks. That wasn't God's judgment upon America. Our own White House orchestrated the attacks. It was a blatant INSIDE JOB! New York City Firefighters (NYFD) said that they heard BOMBS going off in World Trade Center buildings 1 and 2 just before the towers came down in a professional symmetrically fashioned demolition, completely to the ground in less than 15 seconds. Those firefighters were gag ordered by a New York judge to shut up or face jail time and loss of their jobs and retirements. It was a cover-up of mega proportions!

The Bush Administration got caught red-handed, but they got away with it because the ungodly Masonic controlled U.S. Justice Department refused to even investigate the crimes, under the excuse of being "a matter of national security." In other words, if the American public learned the truth, they would have revolted overnight and the U.S. government would have collapsed! But I think that is a copout. Criminals ought to be, and need to be, tried and punished regardless of how high in power they may be. Thankfully, God put Ecclesiastes 5:8 in the Bible, which says, "If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter: for he that is higher than the highest regardeth; and there be higher than they." The Bush crime family's day of reckoning is coming, and all their rotten accomplices!!!

Anyway, I believe that God does sweep away the righteous with the wicked in this sin-cursed world. Albeit, in Job chapter one we learn that Satan could not touch job without God's explicit permission. Having said that, God sends the tornadoes, earthquakes and Tsunamis, not Satan. 1st Corinthians 10:26 says: “For the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof.” Albeit, Satan is the god of this evil world (2nd Corinthians 4:4). But wait, we read in Job 1, that God gave Satan permission to take away Job's children. The Devil sent a tornado (or mighty wind) to bring the house down upon Job's children, killing all 10 of them. So Satan can control the weather, but only with God's permission.

We find biblical support for the idea that God sweeps away the righteous with the wicked in Luke 4:25-26, where Jesus said, But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land; But unto none of them was Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow.” The righteous and the unrighteous starved together in the famine, except one woman who befriended the prophet Elijah with food and drink when he asked for it, and Elijah promised to take care of her and her son.

Through the Bible we find saints suffering the same fate as the unsaved. God did deliver Lot and his family from Sodom. But we read in Hebrews 11:36-40, “And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise: God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.​”

Noah by faith built the ark for 120 years, but the prophet Elijah was purportedly by history to have been sawn into pieces by his wicked grandson, King Manasseh. Why does one Christian woman get violated on the mission field (which happens quite often, especially in Russia), yet most Christian women on the mission field are left alone? It is time and chance, as Ecclesiastes 9:11 teaches, nothing more or less. Certainly God can protect His own when He so chooses, but so often evil things befall believers and it tests our faith to the very core.

People often say that someone was "in the wrong place at the wrong time." If you think about that statement, it is impossible! You can be in the wrong place at the right time, or be in the right place at the wrong time, or be in the right place at the right time; but you cannot be in the wrong place at the wrong time, otherwise you wouldn't be there! Thank you for reading.

Don't Use Sinnership To Justify Sinning

Romans 7:121, “For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin. For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good. Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.”

I have shamefully heard Christians, especially pastors, use the excuse that because we are all sinners that makes it okay to sin. I know of pastors who are holding a grudge, refusing to allow broken people to come back to church. That is so horrible! You show me a pastor who refuses to give someone permission to attend church, and I know that that pastor doesn't walk close with the Lord Jesus Christ.

A pastor who genuinely walks with God unconditionally loves everyone, and he welcomes the worst of sinners to attend church, because he knows that everybody needs to hear Bible preaching. There is nothing more wicked than a rotten pastor (like Pastor Jeff Redlin wickedly did to me at Pensacola Christian College), who tells someone to go find a different church to attend. SHAME on that ungodly phony for a pastor!!! The PCC camp are ungodly.

I once worked with a professed Christian man, who was married, who openly lived a wicked life of adultery. When speaking flagrantly about his wicked ways, he would often say: “Hey, we're all just sinners.” Sometimes he would say: “I'm just a sinner saved by grace.” Yes, that is very true, and I use those statements myself at times. However, to use those statements (truths) as an excuse to justify deliberately committing sin is as wicked as the Devil.

No one should ever use the fact that we are redeemed sinners as an excuse to sin. In fact, that is what the Holy Bible means in Galatians 5:13, “For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. I kindly asked for something to do to serve God at Campus Church at PCC. Jeff Redlin refused to cooperate! These are the type of unloving apostate wicked phonies who are ruining America today. Ironically, Campus Church's motto is: “Loving God. Loving People.” What lying hypocrites! They sure don't love me as a human being. Talk is cheap! It's not what you say that determines the genuineness of your walk with God, it is your words and behavior. It is what you DO that defines you! Pastor Jeff Redlin is a phony! I am still willing to make peace with the PCC camp, but they refuse to even talk with me on the phone. I offered to come down to PCC to meet with them, but they are hateful bigots who throw people under the bus. Pensacola Christian College is a CULT!!! They are extremely selective in who matters and who doesn't, which is how CULTS operate. If they don't like you, they ostracize you. There is no real love or compassion at PCC, only the love of money.

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. PCC leaders sin and excuse it. They hide behind their façade of religion, mistreating people. As their own mistreated students have often said, at PCC the system always comes first, individual people don't matter. That is so shameful for a so-called Bible college. I wouldn't enroll my dog at PCC, unless you don't love your dog.

  1. PCC wickedly denies that we have an inspired Holy Bible today.
  2. PCC wickedly teaches a heretical meaning of repentance, errantly saying that repentance results in a change of behavior. That is Calvinism, not a free grace Gospel.
  3. PCC wickedly charges $10 to learn how to more effectively share the Gospel.
  4. PCC wickedly bids Godspeed to false prophet Ken Ham.
  5. PCC wickedly bids Godspeed to false prophet Steve Pettit (incompetent president of the Satanic Bob Jones University cult). BJU is of the Devil, preaching hardcore Calvinism and promoting infidel Paul Washer, but PCC supports their cult.
  6. PCC doesn't love or take care of their students.
  7. Individual people don't matter at PCC, the cult system always comes first.
PCC is one of the worst religious institutions today in America, please RUN from this place! Just because we are all sinners by nature and by choice DOESN'T give anyone God's permission to wilfully sin. Although it is true that a believer CAN live like the Devil and still know 100% that one is saved and assured of Heaven, there are consequences because of sin (e.g., shame, personal loss here on earth and of rewards in Heaven, imprisonment, guilt, misery, premature death, et cetera). No one has God's permission to sin. But when we do sin (and we all do because we are still in the flesh), God's grace abounds (Romans 6:1).

Don't ever use the lame excuse when you sin that you're just a sinner. What you should say is: “There but for the grace of God go I.”

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

Thursday, March 30, 2023

What To Do When You Feel Like God Doesn't Care

1st Peter 5:6-7, “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”

The Bible teaches that God does care! The Holy Bible declares that our great Creator cares about us as individuals. Yet, I admit that there have been times in my life when I felt like God didn't care about me. Nothing seemed to be going my way. None of my prayers seemed to get answered. I was miserable with the circumstances of my life, and I didn't know how to improve them. I felt, “What's the use of even praying anymore?”

Dear reader, I'm sure you've been there too friend. So what do we do when we feel that way? We have a quandary here don't we? We have a perplexing predicament! Either God cares and my feelings are deceiving me, or God doesn't care. What saith the Scripture? Jeremiah 17:9, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” I know that I am blessed by God to have a roof over my head, and food on the table, and shoes on my feet, and to live in a free country. Yet, why won't God answer my prayers? Why is my life so far away from what I had hoped it would become? I've been there sometimes, and so have you if you are honest with yourself and God. At those times in our lives, we must WALK BY FAITH, NOT BY SIGHT. ...
2nd Corinthians 5:6-8, “Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.”
At those times of frustration and weakness when I feel like God doesn't care about me, I am at a fork in the road. I must choose to either travel the left path, concluding that God doesn't care about me or my problems and burdens; OR, I will choose by faith to take the right path, accepting what the Bible teaches in 1st Peter 5:7 that God cares about me. Anytime that my feelings and thoughts contradict the Bible, I am going to assume that I AM WRONG AND THE BIBLE IS RIGHT!!! That is what it means in Proverbs 3:5-7, “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

The victorious Christian life is lived walking by faith, not by sight. I often feel like God abandoned me a long time ago, and that He ignores my prayers when I pray, and that He doesn't really care about a broken sinner like me. Yet, I still pray daily and work night and day on my website ministry, as a missionary evangelist on social media. I do this all BY FAITH!!! It matters not how I feel. I don't trust my feelings, because feelings can and do mislead us oftentimes.

In the Old testament, Isaac was deceived when he trusted his feelings instead of the voice of Jacob that he heard. Isaac had lost his good eyesight due to old age or disease (perhaps diabetes). We don't know. His eyesight was so poor that he couldn't even distinguish between his two sons. Perhaps you are familiar with the story. Isaac's wife, Rebekah, connived a horrible plot to deceive her husband, so that Isaac would give the birthright blessing to Jacob instead of Esau. So Rebekah took some hairy animal skins and placed them over Jacob's arms, because Esau had very hairy arms. The Bible says that Esau was a very hairy man.

The scheme worked! As Isaac felt of the arms, feeling the hair, he thought it was Esau. But when Isaac heard the voice, he knew that it was the voice of Jacob! Isaac had to make a choice!!! Would he go by the voice and refuse to bless Jacob, because Esau was the intended recipient of the birthright blessing? Or, would Isaac go by what he felt, when he touched the hair skins upon Jacob's arms?

Sadly, Isaac made the unwise decision to trust his feelings instead of going by THE VOICE that he heard. Dear friend, we learn a great spiritual lesson hear in the Bible, and that lesson is this—NEVER trust your feelings over THE VOICE of God's inspired Word, which is the Holy Bible!!! John 10:27-28, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

I assure you friend, whoever you may be, that God cares about you. Now, we must make an important distinction here between the saved and the unsaved. I often hear lost sinners talking about how God is going to help them, and speak of their faith in God, when they have never been born again by the Holy Spirit of God, by faith in the incorruptible Word of God, specifically 'THE GOSPEL' (1st Peter 1:23; 1st Corinthians 15:1-6).

The redeemed child of God has every RIGHT to come before God's throne of mercy to find grace to help in time of need. What saith the Scripture? ...
Hebrews 4:14-16, “Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
If you are a born again saint, then you have every right to approach God's throne in prayer, to request His help with whatever is burdening your heart. However, if you are NOT saved, God is angry with you all the time. Psalms 7:11, “God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.” God's wrath lives upon your head. John 3:36, “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” You are living dangerously friend on borrowed time.

Listen friend, today could be the last day of your life. Proverbs 27:1, “Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.” If you die in your sins without Jesus as your Savior, it will be too late to repent of your unbelief, and you will burn in Hell for all eternity. I don't want this to happen to you or anybody else. Perhaps you ask: “Preacher, are you trying to scare me?” Absolutely, yes! Proverbs 1:7, “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. Proverbs 9:10, The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.” As Yoda says in Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi to young Luke Skywalker, who said he wasn't afraid: “You will be, YOU WILL BE! ” What saith the Scripture? Hebrews 10:31, “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.”

Dear reader, Jesus cares about YOU! I know some of you feel that He couldn't care less, because you don't see God working in your life. I know that some of you feel that way, because I receive your heartbreaking emails, sharing your broken life with me. I love you dear reader, whoever you may be. Anybody who knows me knows that I always pour my heart into my email replies, sometimes writing book length messages back, because I CARE. That is Jesus working and living in and through me, the fruit of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:22-25).

When you feel like God doesn't care, the inspired Word of God assures us that HE DOES CARE!!! Please read: 'WHY GOD HIDES FROM US.'

Does Jesus Care?
(The Evans Family)

It's Impossible To Believe In Your Mind But Not Your Heart

Romans 10:9-10 “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”

Someone made the following image, which contains heresy...
Beware Of False Knowledge,
Which Is More Dangerous Than Ignorance

There are three columns above, the first two of which are LIES!

It Is Impossible To Believe In One's Mind, But Not Your Heart

In the first column, to the left, it shows that you can have “HEAD BELIEF ONLY” (or, “MENTAL”). Dear reader, that is IMPOSSIBLE!!! You cannot “BELIEVE” with your mind, but not your heart. I once read a heretical tract by Pastor J. Vernon McGee (1904-1988) titled: “Missing Heaven By 18 Inches” (i.e., the distance between your brain and your physical heart). Although I like Pastor McGee and support his ministry, in this regard he taught blatant false doctrine.

The “heart” of which Romans 10:9-10 speaks is not your physical heart, which is a muscle about twice the size of your fist that pumps blood. Your heart is a part of your brain, located somewhere in your head. So the whole notion of being able to believe with your mind, but not with your heart, is ridiculous, both biblically and scientifically. The man who believes on Jesus Christ with his mind has also believed in his heart as well. You cannot trust Christ with your mind, but not with your heart. The very idea is very confusing to people. Your heart is your subconsciousness, the real you. When thoughts enter into our mind, whether good or evil, we must analyze those thoughts to decide whether to reject them, or to accept them, the results of which are stored in our heart and form our character (2nd Corinthians 10:5-6).

Having said that, it is possible to have knowledge in one's mind about how to be saved, and yet not believe that knowledge, but this is not believing. There is no faith involved. Moses preached the Gospel to the Jews in the Wilderness of Zin for 40 years the Bible says in Hebrews 4:2, but they did not have faith in the Gospel and perished in their sins. Those Jews could have told you how to be saved, but they themselves did not believe. Sadly, they all went to Hell to pay for their own sins, since they rejected the coming Messiah's blood sacrifice as payment for their sins. There are billions of lost sinners who are familiar with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They have heard the Gospel their whole life. Yet they won't come to Christ to be saved (John 5:40).

Being Saved Does Not Guarantee A Changed Life

The second column in the chart above also contains heresy! Just because one is saved does not guarantee that there WILL be fruit in that saint's life. It is possible to live in the Holy Spirit (i.e., be saved certain - Romans 8:9; 1st John 3:24), and yet refuse to walk in that same Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:22-25). In other words, you CAN be saved but still live like the Devil, if you so choose. God will convict every saint that sins and chastise us. If you can commit sin without any conviction whatsoever from the Holy Spirit, it is only because you don't have the Holy Spirit and are not truly saved (Hebrews 12:6-8). God is not an absent parent.

Partial Faith In Jesus Plus Works Equals Damnation

The third column in the chart above is accurate. I encourage you dear friend to question everything, which is biblical according to 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. That is, think objectively using the Word of God as your benchmark, against which to compare everything.

Romans 10:9-10 teaches that we are saved by believing, and with our mouth we confess because we are saved. But we ought never base any doctrine on a single passage of Scripture. As a general rule we should never interpret an obscure passage of Scripture which contradicts a clear one. Romans 10:9-10 doesn't mean that you must confess to be saved, which would contradict the entire Gospel of John, which simply  teaches to just BELIEVE ON JESUS. John 6:47, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.”

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

We Must Separate The Person From Ministry Work

Ephesians 4:30-32. “And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.”

I watched this very interesting interview today by Dr. Brett Feldman in Los Angeles, explaining why so many homeless people are dying. They are now dying at an alarming rate of 5 homeless people per day in Los Angeles. Something that Dr. Feldman said really caught my attention, quote:
“Yeah, as I was saying, if you want to solve homelessness, first you separate the person from their housing status. And If all we're doing is addressing the housing status by building homes, which we need to do, but not paying attention to the person that we're supposed to be loving, we've missed the biggest part of the solution.” —Doctor Brett Feldman, 'CALIFORNIA INSIDER'

I immediately thought about Pensacola Christian College (PCC), because they are guilty of the same exact apathy. At PCC they address Christian education and go through the formal motions of playing church, but PCC fails to pay attention to the individual person that they're supposed to be loving. That is why they have cruelly banned me from attending Campus Church, not caring about my needs as a hurting divorced person with health issues in need of a church family.

Sadly, PCC leadership just doesn't give a damn! Dr. Feldman nailed the problem!!! In order to truly help a person, we must separate the person from all other considerations. When our dear Savior, The Great Shepherd, taught about the shepherd who left the ninety-nine sheep to go after the one lamb in need, all that shepherd was focusing on was the individual person.

I also love what Dr. Feldman said in the interview, quote:
“You know, there's 50,000 or so people experiencing unsheltered homelessness at any given night in Los Angeles. We don't treat fifty thousand we treat one, and then we treat one more, and we add one more after that and if we can do our best with each one, then I think we're doing a good job. The 50 000, that's for the policy makers to look at, but when we're on the street with the person in front of us, that's the most important thing to us.” —Doctor Brett Feldman, 'CALIFORNIA INSIDER'

Shamefully, Pastor Jeff Redlin is addressing 10,000 people at once from his pulpit at PCC's Campus Church, but he wickedly fails to separate the person from his job, addressing and loving people unconditionally as God does on a personal level.

Something is very wrong at PCC. They have religious punks for leaders! The cult system always comes first at PCC, individual people don't matter. Oh to God that religious leaders today would learn to separate the individual person from their ministry work (building projects, business meetings, preaching engagements, and all that is going on), and start paying attention to the INDIVIDUAL PERSON. Jesus didn't die for a group on the cross, He died for the individual person, regardless of the group size. Christ would have died just for you!

Pastor Jack Hyles engrained into our thinking at Hyles-Anderson College this great truth:
"You always use your ministry to build your people, you don't use your people to build your ministry."
At PCC they use people to build their cult—to get their money, exploit their talents, milk the cow for all it's worth—but they don't give a damn about individual people at PCC, of which I am living proof. All I humbly requested in 2022 was to come back to church, three times, but their wicked pastors and uncaring PCC leaders refused. SHAME on the PCC camp! People just want to be loved.

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Jesus Left The Ninety-Nine Sheep To Go Help One Lamb

Matthew 18:12, “How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray?

Luke 15:4, “What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?

This will be a short blog. I was thinking today about our dear Savior. Jesus told a story about a shepherd who left his ninety-nine sheep in the safety of the fold, to go find and help the one lamb that was lost. Without question, this is our Great Shepherd, Jesus Christ!

I was thinking today how most pastors and churchgoers think and behave the exact opposite of how Jesus did. When I attended the shameful Harvest Baptist Church on Guam for one year, I was disgusted by what I saw and heard. They use the Devil's corrupt bibles. They preach the Devil's damnable lie of Lordship Salvation. They teach the Devil's deadly misunderstanding of Bible repentance, requiring lost sinners to forsake a lifestyle of sinning to get to Heaven, which is 100% works for salvation.

So I took action as a caring truth-teller. I spent a few hundred dollars of my own money to buy books authored by doctrinally sound fundamentalist Bible preachers, and gave those books to the pastors of Harvest Baptist Church on Guam, Unfortunately for them and the church members they deceived, they greatly took offense and resented my help. I cannot say that I was surprised. I mean, if they refuse to listen to God, why would they listen to me? Long story short, I was forced out of the church. I lost my friends which had grown dear to me over the previous year. I greatly missed the Watchcare Meetings at church and school staff members homes, and the singing and fellowship that we enjoyed. It felt like a divorce when I was ousted and then wickedly ostracized, shunned and abused emotionally by the ungodly pastors of Harvest. God will deal with them, as they have treacherously dealt with me (Matthew 7:1-2).

Whereas Jesus left the ninety-nine sheep to go help the one lamb in need, the wicked pastors of Harvest had their ninety-nine, so they couldn't have cared less about the one. I was weak and tired in my soul at the time, still recovering from my own wife sinfully abandoning and divorcing me in 2006. I felt like dying. I went to Harvest in need of their love and help spiritually. I needed their friendship and care. As I attended church and made friends, my spiritual hair began to grow back, like Samson regaining his strength (after the Philistines paid Delilah about $90,000 in today's money to cut his hair off). As I grew in strength in my soul, I wanted to help the misled pastors at Harvest, by giving them THE TRUTH. My blood is upon all their hands, including the wicked congregation at Harvest who supports those false prophets (2nd John 1:11).

I wrote this blog to challenge you dear reader to care about the one individual. We've got a bunch of hurting broken people all across the United States, who are desperate and feel like God has abandoned this insane country. I feel that way too sometimes! But friend, our dear Creator hasn't changed! Malachi 3:6 declares that God does not change. In theology we call this attribute the “immutability of God. Malachi 3:6, “For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.” Hebrews 13:8, “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.” Our blessed Savior never changes! Amen and amen.

The world on the other hand, in particular America, has changed 180 degrees for the worse over the past 75 years. It was in the news today that a broken 28-year-old transgendered woman open fired in a school and murdered 6 people (3 adults and 3 children) in Nashville, Tennessee. Our nation is ripping itself apart! Oh how people need the Lord!!! I challenge you dear friend, to start viewing people as individuals for whom Christ died on the cross. If Jesus was willing to leave the ninety-nine to go find and rescue the one lamb, then so also should we. NO ONE is expendable!

I have sadly been banned from attending Pensacola Christian College's Campus Church by their wicked pastors, and PCC leaders won't lift a finger in the matter. So we are still enemies. PCC deserves all the harsh criticism they get, for sinfully putting their cult system first, while individual people don't matter at PCC, of which I am living proof. I was expendable to PCC, but thankfully I am not expendable to God my maker. You see, they have the 9,999 sheep at PCC, so they couldn't care less about people like me, the individual. PCC won't lift a finger, not even to give me a call with my mobile phone number that I mailed to them multiple times in 2022. I also sent my phone number by email to Pastor Jeff Redlin. SHAME on the PCC camp!

Jesus sets our perfect example, who left the ninety-nine to go after the one. People matter! PCC still haven't learned that God loves people. They lie at Campus Church, printing on their church literature that they love people and God. They are LIARS! If they truly loved God and people, then they would have given me a chance to make things right and reconcile with them, but they don't care about the one hurting person, they have the 9,999 in their fold. Sadly, only some lives matter to PCC's leaders; but ALL LIVES MATTER to Jesus!!!

The great heart of God is concerned about YOU, the individual. You show me some incompetent pastor like Jeff Redlin at PCC, or Gary Walton at the Harvest Baptist Church on Guam, or shyster Marty Herron, and I'll show you phonies who don't walk closely with God. For if they did, I would have mattered to these religious leaders as a suffering human being, but they all threw me under the bus and left me for dead. God will be their Judge!!! SHAME on these ungodly religious leaders, who all get outrageous paid 6-digit salaries. They only care about the crowd, the group, the ninety-nine! But God genuinely cares about the one sinner! 

Dear friend, you matter to God. You truly do! I am just a broken redeemed sinner, and I care about individual people. So, if I can care by God's grace, then how much more does our perfect and sinless God love and care about everyone? God sure does! I am outside the gate with Jesus, despised and rejected of men for TELLING THE TRUTH! I am among the one, THE INDIVIDUAL, but thankfully Jesus came to me in my darkest hour and sustained my spirit, lest I should have died. God is so good! Individual people matter. I am so glad and thankful that our great Savior is not like Pensacola Christian College, where individual people like me don't matter. The Lord cares about individual sinners, and so will you and I if we walk closely with our omnipotent Creator. People just want to be loved.

Happiness Is The Lord

Monday, March 27, 2023

Here Is The Gospel

1st Corinthians 15:1-6, “Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.”

Here is the gospel: God says that we are sinners and that no amount of good works or behavioral changes on our part could ever make us holy enough to enter heaven. God sent His Son to pay for all of our sins. Jesus paid for our crimes by dying on the cross for us all. His dead body was buried in a grave. On the third day, Jesus arose from the dead. The instant you believe this, He knows it and He saves you. 
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that believeth on Me hath everlasting life” (John 6:47).
The free gift is based solely upon your trust in what Jesus did for you and has nothing at all to do with what you do for Him.
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9).
If you have never received Jesus Christ as your Savior dear reader, please do it now. Simply by childlike faith receive Christ's sacrifice on the cross as payment for your sins. Believe that Jesus did it all for you friend! Jesus died in your place (and mine) on the cross. He was buried and then after three days of being dead, God raised up the blessed Savior. That is the GOOD NEWS (Gospel). BELIEVE IT, oh sinner, and the work is done, you are saved! John 6:28-29, “Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.” Simply BELIEVE THE 'GOOD NEWS' of Jesus Christ crucified, buried and risen and you are born again!

Sunday, March 26, 2023

Modern Bible Revisions Attack Jesus' Deity

Revelation 1:8, I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

Yes, Jesus is almighty God, the eternal Word of God who became incarnate (He came in human flesh). John 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. Contrary to the heresy which Jehovah's Witnesses teach, that Jesus was “a god, but not almighty God, the Holy Bible plainly teaches that Jesus is almighty God.

God has only one biological child, Jesus. That is why I make a fuss over these modern corrupt Devil's bibles that remove every mention of Jesus being the only “begotten” son of God. For example: here is a comparison between the inspired King James Bible (KJB), and the demonic English Standard Version (ESV):

ENGLISH STANDARD VERSION (ESV) - John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”

KING JAMES BIBLE (KJB) - John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
Why in the world would the ESV translators remove the important word “begotten”? It is because all of the modern Bible PERversions are based upon the 1881 corrupt Greek text of Brooke Westcott and Fenton Hort, which removes the word “begotten” entirely from the Bible. I encourage you dear reader to listen to this MP3 Bible study of Pastor Max D. Younce exposing infidels Westcott and Hort. You will be as shocked and amazed as I still am!!! Westcott and Hort were ghost chasers, denying the deity of Jesus, denying the Godhead (Trinity), denying Bible inspiration, denying several fundamental doctrines of the Christian faith.

The word “begotten” is very important dear friend. By removing the word “begotten” from the Bible, Westcott and Hort (and by extension all of the modern corrupt translators) have perverted the Word of God. Jeremiah 23:36b, “...for ye have perverted the words of the living God, of the LORD of hosts our God.” Proverbs 30:5-6, Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

Saturday, March 25, 2023

We Are Being Watched From Heaven

Hebrews 12:1-2, “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

There is some theological debate over whether Hebrews 12:1 is referring to the example of faith set forth by the saints mentioned in Hebrews chapter 11, or that it refers to the saints up in Heaven. 
I humbly agree with Pastor Curtis Hutson (1934-1995), who contends that in order to be “a witness,” you must first see something. That is, you must witness something. That is what a witness is. They have witnessed something.

I love Hebrews chapter 11, which I like to call: “THE HALL OF FAITH.” By faith Noah moved with fear to build the ark, which took him 120 years. By faith David took 5 smooth stones and a sling to go fight the giant Goliath. Notice that it wasn't by faith that David defeated Goliath. If David had been killed by Goliath, his faith would have been just as great. It was by faith that David went out to fight Goliath, who stood a towering 9' 6" tall. Wow!

When most people think about faith, they think about Moses leading the Hebrews our of bondage in Egypt, crossing the Red Sea on dry ground. They think of Gideon, who prayed that the sun stand still and it did, for 24 hours. When most people think of faith, they think of mighty miracles which God performed by the hand of a saint of God. However, the Holy Bible also speaks of “OTHERS,” who had faith just as great as Abraham, Moses and David; yet they were sawn in half, eaten by lions, disemboweled for public entertainment, they starved to death, hid in mountains to survive, drawn and quartered by horses, buried alive, nailed to a tree and filleted alive, stoned, beheaded, burned at the stake, boiled alive in oil, burned alive in the Brazen Bull, drowned, you name it! If you can think it, it happened to some of the saints. ...

Hebrews 11:36-40, “And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise: God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.

Dear reader, it may be God's will for you to suffer crippled in a wheelchair for the rest of your life. Jesus said that the man in John 9:1-5 was born blind for the glory of God. The man's blindness had a divine purpose. Nobody knew that except Jesus (who is God). You and I don't know why things are as there are, or why things happen as they do, bur God does. Exodus 4:11 “And the LORD said unto him, Who hath made man's mouth?  or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind?  have not I the LORD?I love this Bible verse, because it teaches us that God creates imperfect people. That is, imperfect by man's flawed standards. But in God's sight, a person that the Lord creates blind, deaf or mute is perfect. Who are we as sinful humans to decide what is perfect or right?

If you dear friend are a child of God, and you have loved ones who've gone before you to Heaven, then they are watching you. The angels are watching us. 1st Peter 1:12, “Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.” We humans are intriguing to the angels in Heaven. We have something that they don't, a Redeemer. The angels are not the object of Christ's redemptive work through Calvary's cross, but we are as humans! I don't know about you, but that humbles my soul, to know that I am special to God. No doubt, the angels are loved by God who created them too, but mankind is unique, as are the angels. Just as we are curious about the angels, they too are curious about us.

We are being watched by all the hosts of Heaven. Our heavenly Father is watching us. Psalms 139:1-6, “O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether. Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.

I don't know about you dear reader, but I am glad knowing that someone up in Heaven cares enough about my life to watch me. I don't want to be a bad example of a child of God. I have my faults, but God sees in my heart that I want to live right, think right, and do right. Thankfully because Christ died in my place on the cross, I can be right (and I am right with God by Jesus' precious blood). The ONLY thing that makes me any more righteous in God's sight than the worst sinner upon the earth, is the precious blood of Jesus Christ that washed all my sins away when I got saved at age 13. One of my very favorite Bible verses is 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:

May we all try in God's strength to live in such a way that God is glorified by our life in the eyes of the saints in Heaven. 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. We know that no one is saved by good deeds. Romans 3:20, “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.” We also know that God desires and commands for all of His adopted children to do good works, not to be saved or prove that we are saved, but simply because we are saved. Ephesians 2:10, “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” I like how Evangelist Lester Roloff (1914-1982) said it: “Jesus saved you so you wouldn't live like that anymore!”

Let me clarify, because many people have been misled concerning faith and works:
  • Hellbound Roman Catholics errantly teach that you MUST do good works to be a Christian.
  • Hellbound Calvinists (followers of John Calvin, 1509-1564) errantly teach that if you are a Christian you WILL do good works.
  • The Bible teaches that if you are a Heavenbound Christian you SHOULD do good works. Titus 2:12, “Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;”

No one is saved who mixes law with grace! You must trust Jesus as your personal Savior, and Him alone. Literally, we are saved by GOD'S RIGHTEOUSNESS!!! Matthew 6:33, But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. You obtain that righteousness of God through faith alone in Jesus Christ. Faith is the only righteous thing that I can do! Romans 4:4-5, “Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.” Amen and amen!

Someday soon dear saint of God when this life is over, I believe you and I will be up in Heaven, perched at Heaven's window, looking down upon the affairs of men. Hebrews 12:1-2, “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Let us lay aside the sinful choices that so easily sidetrack us from serving the Lord, rendering us useless for God.

We read in Luke 8:11-15 about The Parable Of The Sower And The Seeds. This parable which Jesus told is commonly misunderstood, applied to salvation instead of soulwinning. Luke 8:15, But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience. You see, God's ultimate goal for every believer is to mature to BRING FORTH FRUIT. It requires patience to bear fruit (souls saved). Getting people saved oftentimes takes years of love, patience, prayer and respect for their contrary beliefs to the Holy Bible. I always tell people never to berate, criticize or show contempt for their loved one's false beliefs. Why? It is because people don't care what you know until they first know that you care! Jude 1:22, “And of some have compassion, making a difference: And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.”

One of the biggest problems in churches today are cold-hearted pastors who don't genuinely care, love or have compassion for individual people. You'd be surprised of some of the horrible true stories that people share with me as a Bible preacher, about abusive pastors who couldn't care less about people, they only love their paychecks. When I attended Pensacola Christian College's (PCC), Campus Church, I was very kind and loving; but their ungodly senior pastor, Jeff Redlin, mistreated me, being insensitive in his remarks and even banning me in writing from returning to Campus Church, all because he is filled with childish hatred, resentment and pride. They need a much better pastor at PCC, not the phony that Jeff Redlin truly is, a wolf in sheep's clothing! SHAME on the PCC camp for tolerating such a horrible leader.

We are being watched from Heaven dear friend. How are you doing in your Christian walk? What have you done for the cause of Jesus Christ so far this year? Have you even shared the Gospel with one person? What good works are you doing to glorify God your Savior? To become a witness you have to see something, and the saints and angels up in glory are looking at us continually, to see what's going on down here on planet earth. 1st Corinthians 6:20, “For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.

Friday, March 24, 2023

DR. LAW Brings Us To DR. GRACE

Evangelist Lester Roloff (1914-1982) has a wonderful MP3 sermon called, “The Two Greatest Doctors Who've Ever Lived: Dr. Law And Dr. Grace” (Part Two). One of these doctors is despised and the other is greatly misunderstood by the world...

Romans 5:13 and 20-21, “(For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law. ... 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 8:9-10, “But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.”

Dr. Law is good at his job, the best diagnostic doctor in history. When a bad man runs into a good law, he hates it! Dr. Law is very firm and doesn't get along with a lot of people! Dr. Law diagnoses what is wrong with us, and boldly shows us our problem, that we have heart trouble (Jeremiah 17:9). WE ARE WOEFUL SINNERS!!!

Dr. Religion is a horrible doctor. He tells the sick patient that there's nothing to worry about, everything will be okay, just get water baptized and join a church to get religion. Dr. Religion is very pleasant and likeable, but he is irresponsible and has killed billions of patients. In sharp contrast, Dr. Law is unpleasant, making the dying patient feel bad about them self, telling us the truth that they are dead in trespasses and sin (Ephesians 2:1), and we are the cause of our own sickness. Dr. Law tells the dying patient that they need a surgery. The unsaved man needs heart surgery!

Dr. Law cannot perform the surgery, he can only diagnose the problem! But he brings us across the hall into another room to meet Dr. Grace, Who is an expert heart surgeon. Dr. Grace asks, has the patient tried all other doctors? Dr. Law says, “Yes, he has, but to no avail.” Dr. Be Good and Dr. Religion failed him! Dr. Do Good and Dr. Feel Good couldn't help the man either! So Dr. Grace asks the patient, “Are you willing to trust me fully?” The patient agrees and Dr. Grace does the surgery, and that man is redeemed!!! In case you haven't figured it out, Dr. Grace is the Lord Jesus Christ. The surgery is free, it's already been paid for by Dr. Grace!!!

The just shall live by faith!!! Galatians 3:11 and 22, “But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith. ... But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.”

The LAW is our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ. 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.” Notice that believers are NO LONGER UNDER THE LAW (schoolmaster).

The world is filled with Gospel perverters! God divided His Word into two parts: Old Testament (Law) and New Testament (Grace). God has given us LAW and GRACE. The heresy of Lordship Salvation confuses these two. Wrong Repentance confuses these two.

Dr. John MacArthur is a wicked false prophet, who confuses discipleship with salvation, teaching Satanic Calvinism, perverting the Gospel, complicating the simplicity that is in Christ. Salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ on the cross for our sins!!! Christ died on the cross, He was buried, and three days later He resurrected. This is THE GOSPEL by which we are saved when we believe. 1st Corinthians 1:21, “For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.”

You don't repent and then believe. Repentance and faith are not two separate acts to being saved. The man who believes has also repented, which is why the words “believe” and “believed” are mentioned in the Gospel of John (God's Gospel tract according to John 20:31), but the word “repent” is never mentioned, not even once. Repentance is necessary for salvation, but to “repent” concerning salvation, simply means that a person has judged them self as being a guilty sinner, in response to Dr. Law having done his job well. 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.

Romans 3:20, “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.” Every unsaved person is still under the curse of the LAW, because of sin, for all men are guilty sinners in God's sight. Ah, but every born-again believer is no longer under the LAW; but rather, we are under GRACE. This is why we read in 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.”

A lot of well-meaning people on the internet, who are woefully ignorant and horribly deceived, continually try to combine the LAW along with GRACE to be saved. This is what the heresy of Calvinism does. This is what the heresy of Lordship Salvation does. This is what the heresy of Wrong Repentance (i.e., “turn from your sins” or “be willing to turn from sins”) does.

I've heard some foolish Baptist pastors try to downplay the seriousness of the issue, by cutting slack to corrupt preachers who teach wrong repentance. It is true that you cannot turn to Christ by faith to be saved, without turning from something (John 3:20). That is repentance. 1st Thessalonians 1:9, “For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God.” 

They weren't saved by turning away from their idols, but by turning in faith toward the living God. You don't get saved by repenting, you get saved by believing on the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 16:30-31). But turning to Christ to be saved, and in the process turning your back against whatever was hindering you from being saved, does NOT mean forsaking sinful behavior, nor even being willing to forsake sinful behavior. That would constitute self-righteous works! There is a clear and definite line of heresy that cannot be crossed for the Gospel to remain true and thus valid. Satan loves to blur that lines of distinction between truth and falsehood, and thus, between salvation and damnation. No one is saved who thinks John MacArthur's plan of salvation is correct! We get saved by BELIEVING the Gospel, period!!!

(an awesome MP3 sermon by Pastor Ralph Yankee Arnold)

“The Gospel reveals the impossibility of man saving himself, but the 'Good News' is that a God can, and God will.” —Pastor Ralph Yankee Arnold, “YE MUST BE PERFECT

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Lord Willing If The Creek Don't Rise

James 4:13-17, “Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that. But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil. Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

My pastor said in his sermon today that his grandfather used to always say: “Lord willing, if the creek don't rise.” I really like that, so much so that I'm going to start using it.

To say “Lord willing” is one of the most important Bible truths I have ever learned. All my life I have paid attention to a lost and dying world boast of their future plans, saying what they plan to do tomorrow, without any consideration or inclusion of God. The inspired Word of God warns that all such boasting is a sin. ...
James 4:15-17, “For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that. But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil. Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.”
It is a sin to plan for an uncertain future without honoring God in it...
Daniel 5:23, “And thou his son, O Belshazzar, hast not humbled thine heart, though thou knewest all this; But hast lifted up thyself against the LORD of heaven; and they have brought the vessels of his house before thee, and thou, and thy lords, thy wives, and thy concubines, have drunk wine in them; and thou hast praised the gods of silver, and gold, of brass, iron, wood, and stone, which see not, nor hear, nor know: and the God in whose hand thy breath is, and whose are all thy ways, hast thou not glorified:
Life is uncertain. No one except God knows what the future holds, which is why we ought to trust Him completely. Proverbs 27:1, “Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.God is so good!!! I receive thousands of emails each years. Some of the people who contact me have given up on life and are bitter at God. They complain and tell me that the Lord never answers any of their prayers. I write back and tell them God doesn't answer mine either, but I just keep praying and trust Him anyway. That is what faith is, casting our burdens upon the Lord through prayer and then resting in His wisdom and love. Job 13:15, “Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.”

Dear reader, never place God on trial in your life. I am amazed when Americans get so down and frustrated with God, that they complain and tell me how horrible their life is. Do they not realize how blessed we are to live in these modern times? Numbers 11:1 says,

Of all the sins that the Lord abhorred of the Hebrews, it was their complaining that displeased Him the most. Ten times they complained, until God had finally had enough of them...
Numbers 14:22-24, “Because all those men which have seen my glory, and my miracles, which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have tempted me now these ten times, and have not hearkened to my voice; Surely they shall not see the land which I sware unto their fathers, neither shall any of them that provoked me see it: But my servant Caleb, because he had another spirit with him, and hath followed me fully, him will I bring into the land whereinto he went; and his seed shall possess it.”
Wow! The Jews had seen the Red Sea parted, and crossed from Egypt into the Wilderness on dry ground. We don't know how deep the water was at the area where they crossed over, but the deepest point in the Red Sea is nearly 10,000 feet down. Its maximum width is 190 miles, its greatest depth 9,974 feet (3,040 meters), and its area approximately 174,000 square miles (450,000 square km). The Red Sea contains some of the world's hottest and saltiest seawater. Those are amazing facts! Yet, even after seeing God part the Red Sea, which was likely hundreds of feet high at the area where they crossed over on dry ground, the people still moaned and complained. What ingrates! After being enslaved in Egypt for 400 years, and then freed by God through his servant Moses, you'd think that the people would have been very grateful to God and Moses, but they weren't.

I was in a grocery store years ago and heard the radio being broadcast through speakers in the supermarket ceiling. The commercial was trying to get people to invest for their retirement someday. The man speaking didn't mention God at all, which reminded me of our text Scripture passage from James 4:13-17. The heathen world makes plans for tomorrow with no thought of God. The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom the Bible teaches in Proverbs.

“Lord willing, if the creek don't rise,” by God's grace and strength, I will continue this ministry of care and love for God, people and truth. Anybody who spends time around me knows that I always prefix everything I say with the phrase: “Lord willing.” I don't speak these words as a mere ritual; but rather, because I truly do believe that God plays a major part in our lives, and most of all because the Bible commands that we do it. We should never tell someone what we plan to do tomorrow (or down the road in the future), without mentioning if it be God's will.

What saith the Scripture? Acts 17:24-25, “God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;” As we read earlier from Daniel 5:22-23 concerning King Belshazzar, and now here again from the Apostle Paul in Acts 17:25, Jesus keeps us alive and breathing. Our very life hangs in the balance in God's hands.

Did you know that the human heart (even a small newborn baby's heart) beats an astounding 100,000 times a day? It is true. Wow, that is amazing! In the average human lifetime, a heart will pump an astonishing 3 railroad tankers of blood. God is more than amazing!!! May we all get into the godly habit of saying “Lord willing” or “if it be God's will” or “Lord willing if the creek don't rise,” to acknowledge and glorify our wonderful Savior, Creator and God.

Dear friend, today could be the last day of your life, so live it for Christ as if it were the last; and whatever plans you make for the future, please always remember that there is no guarantee of tomorrow. Lord willing, we will be around to fulfill our hopes, goals and plans in the future here on earth. Philippians 1:21, “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”

God Knows Everything We Think, Say And Do

Psalms 139:1-6, “O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me.  Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought ...