Thursday, December 7, 2023

Sword Of The Lord Has Sadly Changed For The Worse

Revelation 3:1-2, “And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead. Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.”

It is tragic that the once fundamentalist Sword Of The Lord in Murfreesboro, Tennessee has deteriorated over time, so that they are more interested these days in making money than contending for the faith one delivered unto the saints. I recently contacted the Sword Of The Lord to complain that they are promoting Pensacola Christian College (PCC) and PCC are preaching another gospel of partial faith in Christ plus works. RIGHT DOCTRINE MATTERS!!!

Evangelist John R. Rice (1895-1980) started the Sword Of The Lord in 1934 as a newspaper for Christians to expose modernism, worldliness, apostasy and false teachers; as well as to educate believers in the Word of God and advertise helpful resources. Pastor Curtis Hutson succeeded Dr. Rice in 1980 and faithfully took up the mantle until he graduated to Heaven in 1995. After that, Dr. Shelton Smith took the mantle but in recent years has dropped the ball for God, running the Sword Of The Lord into the ground spiritually. If you think that I bumped my head, please hear me out.

Modernism came about by an ungodly society in America who wanted to separate faith from the absolutes of truth. Modernism includes the apostate neo-evangelical movement, bogus theories of evolution, Marxist socialism, communism, secular psychology, existentialism (i.e., the “do your own thing mentality), spirituality without theology, et cetera. We are in trouble folks. Our churches are a mess today spiritually.

The Devil's lies of wrong repentance and Lordship Salvation (both excellent articles by Dr. Jack Hyles) have crept into at least 90% of churches today. Saddest of all is that the majority of professed Christians (including independent fundamental Baptists) couldn't care less about contending for the faith anymore. Dr. John R. Rice had a fire in his soul to fight the good fight of faith, and he did. But the Sword Of The Lord today no longer fights against the deadly heresies which are destroying churches today. There is no greater threat to churches today than the Devil's fallacy that you must turn from your sins to get to Heaven.
True repentance has nothing to do with “turning from sin” and everything to do with “acknowledging one's sinfulness” (Jonah 3:5). Like the thief on the cross who simply acknowledged his sinfulness (Lk 23:39-43), the only part a person has in salvation is the beggar's part. —Pastor Brad Strand, “The Strand Study Bible,” p. 1939
Shame on the Sword Of The Lord for promoting Pensacola Christian College (PCC), by accepting their filthy lucre (money) to advertise in their publication. I have always liked the Sword Of The Lord, but that is changing. I cannot in good conscience say nothing when PCC is corrupting the Gospel, following the damnable heresy of cults like Bob Jones University (BJU). 2nd John 1:10-11, “If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.” By advertising for PCC's cult, Dr. Shelton Smith has blood on his hands. PCC is teaching damnable heresy!!!

Here are some screenshots from the October 2023 edition of the Sword Of The Lord, showing that they wickedly bid Godspeed to the PCC cult...

Sword Of The Lord Shamefully Promotes PCC

The Bible presents a very simple, easy and free plan of salvation, which is to simply come to God as a guilty sinner and believe the GOOD NEWS that Jesus Christ died on a cross to pay for your sins, was buried and three days later He physically resurrected from the dead. This is the gospel according to 1st Corinthians 15:1-4. Jesus Himself taught that the only work of God that a sinner can do to be saved is to BELIEVE ON HIM. ...
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.”
In the last chapter of his helpful book titled, Salvation Crystal Clear, former Sword Of The Lord editor, Dr. Curtis Hutson (1934-1995) exposes the Devil's lie of Lordship Salvation. The new editor Shelton Smith has a decision to make. Dr. Smith has the blood of many people on his hands for helping to corrupt the Gospel. PCC pays the Sword Of The Lord to promote their rotten college in the monthly Sword paper. 1st Timothy 6:10 warns against the love of money.

The Satanic False Gospel At Pensacola Christian College

I live in the city of Pensacola. In my mailbox in November of 2023, I found a stamped envelope from Campus Church with my address and the words: “To Our Neighbor” on it. I opened the envelope and inside I found a booklet of John & Romans. The booklet has 64 pages in it. The Campus Church logo is printed on the front cover. I was shocked on page 60 when I read PCC's counterfeit plan of salvation. What I am about to show you is straight from Satan dear reader:
“REPENTANCE — Now is the time to turn from your sin and embrace God. The act of turning away from sin is called 'repentance.' This word implies an inward decision to follow and obey God's will instead of your self-serving sins. It means changing your mind about sin and seeing it as something that grieves God. The Bible says that God patiently waits for all people to make this decision.” [emphasis added]
SOURCE: “John & Romans,” Campus Church at Pensacola Christian College, p. 60
Do you still think I bumped my head? I've been exposing the cult at Bob Jones University (BJU) since 2014, and now I have been exposing the cult at Pensacola Christian College (PCC) since 2021. By God's grace, I will continue to expose these wicked organizations until they repent of their wrong repentance and get saved. Dr. Curtis Hutson has it right! I realize that there are some nuts out there who nitpick over everything, but I am not one of them. You cannot show me one verse in the Holy Bible that says you must turn from your sins to be saved. In sharp contrast, Christ died on the cross to pay for your sins. We've gotten away from the truth that eternal life is a totally free gift (Romans 5:18).

I feel sick! The cult at PCC are aggressively spreading their damnable heresy throughout Pensacola, mailing spiritual poison to people's mailboxes. With neighbour's like Campus Church at PCC, who needs an enemy like the Devil? PCC has much blood on their hands! Dear friend, nowhere in the inspired King James Bible does it teach that you must repent “of your sin” or “turn from your sin” to get to Heaven. Yet, PCC and their Campus Church arrogantly have changed God's simple plan of salvation, perverting Bible repentance to mean, “follow and obey God's will instead of your self-serving sins.” That is the Devil's lie of Lordship Salvation!!!

Why doesn't Dr. Shelton Smith care? Why does the Sword Of The Lord advertise and promote PCC? Do you understand that the deadly Mormon, Roman Catholic, Jehovah's witness and Seventh-Day Adventist cults all teach the SAME wrong meaning of repentance as PCC does? PCC is cursed! Pacific Garden Mission and their 'UNSHACKLED' are cursed! Pastor John MacArthur is cursed, to whom Moody Bible Institute, BJU and the Bob Jones' crowd all bid Godspeed, making them partaker of his Calvinist counterfeit plan of salvation.

God's Curse Is Upon Pensacola Christian College

Shame on Campus Church and PCC! My accurate Bible preaching against PCC's apostasy will be vindicated. Campus Church just mailed ammunition to my home mailbox today, revealing their underbelly so that by God's grace I can further expose their dangerous religious cult at PCC. I wrote this article to help teach people what true Bible repentance is. Dear reader, you cannot be born-again if you place your trust in a counterfeit Gospel. What PCC and their Campus Church are preaching is another gospel, not the free grace of God, which is without works. As I read further in PCC's rotten plan of salvation, just like the pseudo-Christian cults (Mormons, Roman Catholics, Seventh-Day Adventists, et cetera), they speak out of both sides of their mouth—claiming that salvation is free and by grace, yet at the same time requiring you to “follow and obey God's will instead of your self-serving sins.”

To make matters even worse, on page 62 of the “John & Romans” booklet, Campus Church tells the reader that to be saved, you must make a mental check requiring the reader to agree to:
I repent of my sins. I realize that sin is something that God hates and I no longer want to hold onto sinful bad habits.”

SOURCE: “John & Romans,” Campus Church at Pensacola Christian College, p. 62
Oh My! Folks, this is NOT a part of the Gospel which the Apostle Paul preached in 1st Corinthians 15:1-4...
1st Corinthians15:1-4, “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.”
There you have it! The “Gospel” is the “GOOD NEWS” that Jesus Christ DIED on a cross for our sins, He was BURIED and after three days He physically RESURRECTED from the dead. In Paul's Gospel (which Paul said he received directly from Jesus in Galatians 1:12), did you see anything that reads: “follow and obey God's will instead of your self-serving sins”? No, that is not what Paul taught. So why is PCC and their Campus Church promoting this filth?

Christ Died On The Cross To Pay For Our Sins

The only requirement to believe the Gospel is to know why you need to be saved? You need to know what you're being saved from. You are a guilty sinner, and so am I. No one has ever lived who didn't sin (Romans 3:10-23), except Jesus (Hebrews 4:15). He is the perfect sinless Lamb of God (John 1:29). The Bible teaches and warns that the wages we earn from our sinning is death (Romans 5:12, 6:23). This includes a second death in Hell, fire and brimstone forever (Revelation 20:11-15; 21:8). If you admit by faith to God that you are a guilty sinner deserving of Hell, then that is all you need to know to believe the GOOD NEWS that Jesus Christ died on a cross to pay for your sins, was buried and three days later He bodily raised up from the dead for your justification. BELIEVE THE GOOD NEWS, oh sinner, and you are saved!

The booklet of “John & Romans” says inside the front cover that it was published by “Concerned Independent Baptist Churches” and is distributed by the First Baptist Church in Milford, Ohio. The church has an email inside the back cover. Beware of PCC and their corrupt Campus Church!!! Please contact the Sword Of The Lord and let them know your opinion in this matter. RIGHT DOCTRINE MATTERS!!! ...
Jude 1:1-3, “Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called: Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied. Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.”
Thank you for reading dear friend. By God's grace I will continue to contend for the Christian faith. It is sad that so many once fundamentalist preachers are sinfully dipping their sails, turning, selling out, no longer contending for the faith. It is my sincere hope and desire that the Sword Of The Lord overlooked this matter and weren't aware of it. Time will tell. And yes, I have personally contacted the Sword Of The Lord about this important matter, as I hope you will. So far they have not responded. That speaks volumes as to the direction that the Sword Of The Lord is headed spiritually. When the love of money becomes a higher priority to preachers, than contending for the accuracy of the Gospel, we are in big trouble folks!!!

SHAME on the Sword Of The Lord (founded in 1934 by Dr. John R. Rice) for promoting Pensacola Christian College's damnable heresy! Here again is a damnable quote from the booklet of "John & Romans" that POCC's Campus Church mailed to thousands of Pensacola residents last month...
“REPENTANCE — Now is the time to turn from your sin and embrace God. The act of turning away from sin is called 'repentance.' This word implies an inward decision to follow and obey God's will instead of your self-serving sins. It means changing your mind about sin and seeing it as something that grieves God. The Bible says that God patiently waits for all people to make this decision.” [emphasis added]

SOURCE: “John & Romans,” Campus Church at Pensacola Christian College, p. 60
THAT IS NOT THE GOSPEL!!! Please read, “What Is The Gospel?,” by Pastor Harry Ironside (1876-1951), who gets the Gospel 100% correct. I earlier quoted to you 1st Corinthians 15:1-4, which defines “the gospel.” Also, I recommend reading Michael P. Bowen's very helpful book, “I NEVER KNEW YOU.”

Yes, you do need to repent to be saved, but repentance is simply a change of mind. The Bible says that you are a guilty sinner (Romans 3:10-23). The Bible says there is a penalty for sin, which is death (Romans 6:23; Hebrews 9:27), including the second death in Hell (Revelation 20:11-15, 21:8). The Bible says that Jesus is the virgin-born only begotten (biological) Son of God, Christ (Matthew 1:23; John 20:31). The Bible says Jesus died on a cross to pay for everyone's sins, He was buried and then physically resurrected from the dead three days later (1st Corinthians 15:1-4). If you agree with these biblical facts and trust them to get to Heaven, you are saved. John 6:47, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.”

The Bible Doesn't Teach 
Turn From Your Sins To Get To Heaven

Nowhere in the inspired King James Bible does it tell us to turn from THE ACT of sin to get to Heaven, or that we must FOLLOW and OBEY God's will instead of our self-serving sins to be saved (which is the Devil's lie of Lordship[ Salvation). PCC is a dangerous theological cult! This is a serious matter theologically. "RIGHT DOCTRINE MATTERS!," a truthful phrase that my ministry friend Pastor Max D. Younce (1935-2023) used quite a bit in his preaching. Today's preachers have a ho-hum attitude, indifferent, about doctrinal corruption, dismissing it as mere semantics, but it is far from mere semantics when institutions like PCC are requiring people to turn from "the act" of sin to be saved, which is 100% works.

If someone would have lied to me when I was 13 years old, and told me that to get to Heaven I had to turn from “THE ACT” of sinning, I never would have come to Jesus Christ to be saved, because I would have felt that I couldn't make such a commitment to do the impossible. PCC has blood on their hands, and now so does the Sword Of The Lord for bidding them Godspeed. 2nd John 1:11, “For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.”

Kindly said, if you don't see how PCC's unbiblical plan of salvation perverts the free grace Gospel taught in the inspired Holy Bible, then you need to get saved friend before it is too late! Biblically you don't have to perform "THE ACT" (works) of turning from your sinful behavior to be saved!!! You don't have to commit to FOLLOW and OBEY God's will instead of your SELF-SERVING SINS to get to Heaven (that's the false doctrine of Lordship Salvation).

Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay for your sins, He doesn't demand that you try to forsake them in exchange to seal the deal. Turning from sin is a work of the indwelling Holy Spirit AFTER you get saved (Galatians 5:22-25). It is a matter of SERVICE (Romans 12:1) and not SALVATION (Galatians 3:26). PCC is Satanic today, pulling on the same rope as the Devil. If your church supports PCC, then SHAME on you too!!! RIGHT DOCTRINE MATTERS!!!

The Devil changes the truth of the Gospel a little at a time, until it is no longer able to save anyone. Proverbs 22:28, “Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.” I won't shut up for God! If that means making more enemies and going to war with more churches, so be it! God is on my side. You cannot show me one verse in the inspired King James Bible, to support that tommyrot, balderdash, poppycock, crap that PCC is wickedly teaching today. SHAME on the Sword Of The Lord.

I have already contacted the Sword about this, but they didn't bother to respond. I guess I'll be exposing them from now on too!!! So be it. I won't be quiet, because people are going to Hell, missing out on the new birth because they have been lied to by PCC, given a false hope; and tragically stupid local pastors and the Sword Of The Lord support this. Ezekiel 2:5, “And they, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear, (for they are a rebellious house,) yet shall know that there hath been a prophet among them.” RIGHT DOCTRINE MATTERS!!!

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