Saturday, February 24, 2024

Pastor Jack Hibbs' Counterfeit Plan Of Salvation

Galatians 1:6-8, “I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.”

I listened to a horrible sermon today by Pastor Jack Hibbs titled, "Are You Going To Heaven?"

Jack Hibbs starts off getting it wrong by falsely teaching you must be called by God to be saved. This is the heresy of Calvinism, specifically the Devil's lie of "Limited Atonement." What saith the Scripture? John 12:32, “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.” Jesus calls ALL MEN to be saved! Christ died for all men and desires for ALL MEN to come to Him in faith to be saved. 1st John 2:2, And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. Kindly said, Jack Hibbs is a theological liar. Jesus died for the whole world, not just for those who would believe in Him. God draws ALL MEN to salvation (Titus 2:11).

Secondly, Jack Hibbs gets it wrong in his false teaching when he foolishly says that being "born again" means having a radical change in your behavior. No, that is not what it means. All humans are born spiritually dead. When Adam chose to sin, he opened the floodgate of sin and death upon the world (Romans 5:12). Since Adam all humanity have been born spiritually dead, alienated from God who is a Spirit (John 4:24). Being born again means that you've been born anew by the Holy Spirit of God, but this has NOTHING to do with your behavior. The Bible is full of saints who lived sinful lives all their days on earth (Lot, Esau, Samson, Solomon, Demas, et cetera).

Jack Hibbs also gets repentance wrong! Hibbs uses the unbiblical phrase, "Repent of your sins," which is false doctrine. The Bible mentions repentance "toward God" in Acts 20:21. The Bible mentions repentance from "dead works" in Hebrews 6:1. The Bible mentions repentance to "acknowledge the truth" in 2nd Timothy 2:25. But nowhere can you show me in an inspired King James Bible where it says to repent "of your sins" to get to Heaven. Wicked men added those extra words to God's Word (Proverbs 30:5-6).

At 32:25 in his audio sermon, Pastor Hibbs says that no one has ever been saved by merely believing on the Lord Jesus Christ. He insists that you must also repent. That is true. Yes, you must repent to be saved. But the fact that when asked, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?," Paul and Silas told the Philippian jailer, "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved," proves that the man who BELIEVES has repented. That is, repenting is included in believing. If it weren't, then Paul and Silas would have told the jailer to "Repent and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ," but they didn't!

Bible repentance is simply "a change of mind." If you change your mind to BELIEVE the Gospel, you are saved. You must change your mind to admit two facts:
  1. WHO YOU ARE (you are a sinner)
  2. WHO JESUS IS (He is the Savior)
If you agree with those facts and place your childlike truth (reliance, faith) in Jesus death on the cross, burial and bodily resurrection three days later, you are saved forever.

At 39:30 in his terrible sermon, Jack Hibbs says you are not saved unless people see a change in your life. That is unbiblical nonsense! The new birth only gives you one thing, the gift of the indwelling Holy Spirit. But this is just the beginning. A new believer is as helpless as a new born physical baby who cannot even crawl yet. Just as a baby must be nourished and grow, so also must a new convert feed on the Word of God to grow (1st Peter 2:2).

Beware of Pastor Jack Hibbs' counterfeit gospel. Biblically, according to Romans 6:1 you CAN live like the Devil and still have 100% assurance that you are saved. Romans 6:1, “What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? A believer ought not continue living in sin, but that is exactly what we all do! No one is righteousness, no not one (Romans 3:10). When we sin as believers, God's saving grace much more abounds, so that we never need to worry again about missing Heaven and going to Hell. If you think that a Christian cannot have eternal security while choosing to live in sin (which is the trash that Ray Comfort teaches), then you need to get saved dear friend. I will end with a great quote from my ministry friend, Pastor Ralph Yankee Arnold...
“'You can't tell me you can trust Christ as Savior, and then go out here and live like the Devil, and still go to Heaven!' Yes, I can tell you that! That's what the Bible says. If you don't come to the conclusion, that—Yes, you can trust Christ as your Savior and live like the Devil, and still go to Heaven when you die—you don't get grace, because that is the exact truth! That is the truth! I do not have to change my life! I don't have to stop one sin! You say, 'I've never heard a preacher say that.' You just heard one! And you listen to me—I want to live as holy and as godly as I possibly can. I am now 70 years old. I've been saved for 52 years. ... the only reason I'm going to Heaven is because, 52 years ago in a little living room, I accepted Christ as my Savior.” —Pastor Ralph Yankee Arnold, “Calvinism And Grace Are NOT Compatible

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