Beware Of Wicked False Prophet David W. Cloud

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.”

On April 12, 2022 Pastor John Wilkerson of the First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana met for a cup of coffee with Missionary David W. Cloud (born 1949). Afterwards Mr. Cloud wrote an article on his ministry website to bad mouth Pastor Wilkerson for not agreeing with his damnable heresies, vindictive spirit and hatred against Dr. Jack Hyles.

To be quite frank, I am surprised that Brother Wilkerson took the time to meet with a known slanderer of the brethren. Satan is the accuser of the brethren (Revelation 12:10b). I humbly suppose that Dr. Wilkerson thought it might calm the waters if he met with the enemy to hear him out. Unfortunately it didn't. Proverbs 29:9, “If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest.” As you will see for yourself if you read the preceding article, David Cloud is a hateful bitter man.

Kindly said, David Cloud is a hardcore heretic who preaches Lordship Salvation and wrong repentance. He absolutely hates Dr. Jack Hyles and the First Baptist Church of Hammond (FBCH) family. It agree with Pastor Wilkerson that the sins of First Baptist Church of Hammond (FBCH) in the past are grieving to hear. But dear reader, we are all sinners and sin is everywhere. Psalms 130:3, “
If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?” You are as much a dirty rotten sinner as the next guy that you tear down. There are no perfect churches. Proverbs 10:12, "Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins." Mr. Cloud is filled with hatred, jealous of Dr. Hyles' massive success and wants to stir up strife against anybody associated with Dr. Hyles or his ministry. That is what Satan does!

I'm surprised that Pastor Wilkerson bothered to meet with David Cloud, considering that the internet is filled with his hateful rants against Pastor Hyles, easy-believism, FBCH and Hyles-Anderson College. Cloud slanders Dr. Hyles, calling him: "The King Of Shallow Soulwinning." On the Day of Pentecost there were 3,000 could saved. They simply heard the Gospel that Peter preached and "gladly received" it (Acts 2:41). Those 3,000 people weren't put on probation, monitored to see if their lives changed to prove they had been saved. They just believed the GOOD NEWS of Jesus Christ crucified, buried and risen and they were saved. Eternal life is a free gift, you don't earn it!

In his ungodly article slandering Dr. Hyles, David Cloud states:
Pastor [Courtney] Lewis and I shared with Wilkerson some of our personal experiences with the Hyles’ style “quick prayerism” that has spread throughout the world from First Baptist. (Afterward, Pastor Lewis wrote to me as follows: “I want your readers to know that I wasn’t just ‘along for the ride’ with the meeting with Pastor Wilkerson. I wholeheartedly reject easy prayerism and believe that the things I have seen in the past need to be exposed now more than ever.”) [emphasis added] —David W. Cloud, 'David Cloud Has Coffee With John Wilkerson'
Wow unto pastors' David Cloud and Courtney Lewis! Dear reader, David Cloud is very crafty in his words. When he  belittles “quick prayerism,” he also means that you cannot merely put your faith in Christ to be saved. 

David Cloud Is Wrong On Bible Repentance For Salvation

Read what Mr. Cloud foolishly says, criticizing easy-believism:
First Baptist Church’s statement of faith on “Salvation” says, “We believe that God in His love provided salvation by sending His Son to become sin for us, taking the penalty of death upon Himself, dying in our place, shedding His own blood as the only acceptable atonement for our sin. Christ was buried and rose again the third day. This salvation is available as a free gift of God’s grace to all who will receive Him by faith. At the moment one stops trusting in his own way and places his trust rather in Christ and His finished work, he is born of God and granted eternal life.”

That sounds fine to a generation steeped in a no-repentance gospel. Yet the New Testament mentions “repent” and “repentance” at least 66 times. It is preached and demanded by John the Baptist, Jesus Christ, the apostle Paul, and the apostle Peter. —David W. Cloud, 'David Cloud Has Coffee With John Wilkerson'
Kindly said, David Cloud is a darn fool! The New Testament mentions the word “repent” 60 times, but what David Cloud doesn't tell you is that you won't find the word “repent” mentioned even one time in the Gospel of John (which is the book that God authored to show humanity how to get to Heaven - John 20:31). The reason why is because the man who believes has repented! The word “believe” appears 85 times in the Gospel of John!!!

The Word Repent Is Not Found In The Gospel Of John

Something else that David Cloud doesn't bother to mention is that the Greek noun for “repent” (metanoia) in the New Testament means a change of mind, or the verb form (metanoeo) which means to think differently.

David Cloud has thousands of preachers who follow him, poisoning their minds with a false plan of salvation of partial faith in Christ plus works. I carry a hardcopy of Michael Bowen's book, "I Never Knew You" with me to church. While listening to the offertory song, I read these words in church today about Billy Graham's false gospel...
Billy says that we must repent of our sins and attempts to provide examples from the bible that suggest we are supposed to repent of our sins in order to be born again; however, his examples are weak and hold no truth at all because the bible “never” tells us to quit sinning in order to be saved; in fact, the phrase “repent of sin” does not even occur in the bible. Billy often refers to the Greek word for repent which is metanoia, which he erroneously defines as turning away from our sins, to feel sorry for our sins, that we should change our minds about sin and walk away from it altogether as a “requirement” for our being born again. Very often, as a way of telling us that we have to quit willfully and deliberately sinning in order to be born again, he will refer to where Jesus said in Luke 13:3 that we must repent or perish, yet in the original Greek manuscript, the word for repent means to change your mind and has nothing at all to do with turning from sins. —Michael P. Bowen, “I Never Knew You,” p. 137
The same exact truthful rebuttal could be applied to David Cloud, Ray Comfort and PCC, who pervert the Gospel. 
Pastor Wilkerson asked me what I would suggest that he do. I emphasized to him that First Baptist, Hammond, has been ground zero for the promotion of some really wrong, truly evil, things. First Baptist Church has sinned against the whole world. Multitudes have been given false assurance by the Hyles methodology. This was taught and promoted through Hyles’ books, conferences, tapes, the college, and the annual Pastors School. Hyles was the king of Quick Prayerism. As far as I have been able to discover, Hyles invented the “do you want to go to heaven when you die, then pray this prayer after me” methodology, and the Sword of the Lord gave him a large forum to promote it, starting in the 1960s (“Let’s Go Soul Winning,” 1962). First Baptist was ground zero for the promotion of this horrible practice. Multitudes of people around the world have been abused with an unscriptural method of soul winning. They have been left with the false idea that they are “saved” and “going to heaven” just because they responded to a cheap salesmanship program. Much of the fault lies at the feet of First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana.

Public sin requires public repentance. The church needs to publicly repent for what was formerly taught, practiced, and countenanced. [boldness his]

Pastor Wilkinson was non-committal. 
—David W. Cloud, 'David Cloud Has Coffee With John Wilkerson'
I praise God for Pastor Wilkerson, that he didn't succumb under ecclesiastical pressure to unjustly destroy the legacy and name of Pastor Jack Hyles! Dr. Hyles was 100% correct on the Gospel of free grace!!! It is David Cloud who is in error, not knowing the Scriptures!!! Salvation is a free gift that you simply receive by faith, in a moment of time. The new birth (justification) is NOT a process, but becoming Christlike (sanctification) is a lifetime process. The former is SALVATION (Galatians 3:26), the latter is SERVICE (Romans 12:1). I absolutely love what Pilgrim's Progress author, John Bunyan (1628-1688) said:
“If you do not put a difference between justification wrought by the man Christ without and sanctification wrought by the Spirit of Christ within, you are not able to divide the Word aright; but contrariwise, you corrupt the Word of God, and cast stumbling blocks before the people.” [emphasis added] —Evangelist John Bunyan
David Cloud is caught between grace and works! He fails to put a difference between justification and sanctification. One of my favorite preachers, Pastor M.R. DeHaan (1891-1965) wrote these helpful doctrinally sound words:
"There is a vast difference between coming to Jesus for salvation and coming after Jesus for service. Coming to Christ makes one a believer, while coming after Christ makes one a disciple. All believers are not disciples. To become a believer one accepts the invitation of the Gospel, to be a disciple one obeys the challenge to a life of dedicated service and separation. Salvation comes through the sacrifice of Christ; discipleship comes only by sacrifice of self and surrender to His call for devoted service. Salvation is free, but discipleship involves paying the price of a separated walk. Salvation can't be lost because it depends upon God's faithfulness, but discipleship can be lost because it depends upon our faithfulness." —Pastor M.R. DeHaan, “Hebrews”; Zondervan Publishing House; 1959 (p. 117)
Another one of my favorite preachers is Pastor Harry Ironside (1876-1951), who wrote this beautiful accurate tract titled, “What Is The Gospel?” Here is an excerpt from Pastor Ironside's tract. I love these beautiful words! ...
“The Gospel is not a call to repentance, or to amendment of our ways, to make restitution for past sins, or to promise to do better in the future. These things are proper in their place, but they do not constitute the Gospel; for the Gospel is not good advice to be obeyed, it is good news to be believed. Do not make the mistake then of thinking that the Gospel is a call to duty or a call to reformation, a call to better your condition, to behave yourself in a more perfect way than you have been doing in the past …

Nor is the Gospel a demand that you give up the world, that you give up your sins, that you break off bad habits, and try to cultivate good ones. You may do all these things, and yet never believe the Gospel and consequently never be saved at all.”

SOURCE: Harry A. Ironside, from the sermon: What Is The Gospel?
ALL of the neo-evangelical lying false prophets today who insist that you cannot be saved without turning away from your sinful ways—they are wickedly ASSUMING, that the word “repent” in the Bible means to turn from your sin, but as I showed you earlier, that is NOT what it means to repent in the Word of God. Repentance is a change of mind unto the Gospel itself.

As further evidence that repentance doesn't mean to turn from your sinful ways, please read Jonah 3:10, “And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did it not.” Did you see that? God called turning from their evil way, “works.”

And also, please notice in that same preceding verse that God repented.” If to repent means to turn from your sins, then how could God repent since He is incapable of committing evil? (James 1:13-14). Obviously, God does not repent of His sins, and neither do we to be born-again. The only thing that can send a man to Hell is his unbelief. No amount of sins can prevent a man who believes the Gospel from going to Heaven, because a saved man's sins have all been washed away by the precious blood of Jesus (1st Corinthians 6:11; 1st John 1:7; Revelation 1:5; 1st Peter 1:18-19).

Since the only sin which can keep us out of Heaven is unbelief, then that is the only sin you have to change your mind about to be saved. This is why we read in Hebrews 6:1-2, “Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.” Carefully notice that the Bible speaks of repentance from “DEAD WORKS,” not repentance from “sins.”

Repentance is not a separate act from faith, although they are not the same thing. Here is the best quote that I've found on repentance, by Dr. Harry Ironside:
“Which comes first, repentance or faith? In Scripture we read, 'Repent ye, and believe the gospel.' Yet we find true believers exhorted to 'repent, and do the first works.' So intimately are the two related that you cannot have one without the other. The man who believes God repents; the repentant soul puts his trust in the Lord when the Gospel is revealed to him. Theologians may wrangle over this, but the fact is, no man repents until the Holy Spirit produces repentance in his soul through the truth. No man believes the Gospel and rests in it for his own salvation until he has judged himself as a needy sinner before God. And this is repentance.” ('Except Ye Repent,' p. 16)
Repentance does NOT mean to turn away from your sinning. It doesn't mean to submit to follow and obey God's will instead of your self-serving sins (which is the damnable heresy taught at Pensacola Christian College today). To repent simply means that you agree with God that you are a guilty sinner, and thus believing the Gospel you are saved.

Jesus Lives The Christian Life Through Us As Believers

Please don't miss what I am about to say. Sanctification is the Holy Spirit's work, not yours! Here is how the Christian life works. 
Galatians 2:20-21, “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.”
What you just read is 100% proof that Lordship Salvation is a lie of the Devil. What you just read 100% proves that turning from your sins to be saved is a fallacy of Satan. All of these corrupt lying preachers today—David W. Cloud, James R. White, John F. MacArthur, Ray Comfort, Steve Pettit, Marty Herron, John Piper, Adrian Rogers, Sam Adams, Kirk Cameron, Ken Ham, Pensacola Christian College, Bob Jones University, Keith Gomez, to name but just a few heretics—all place the burden of change upon the sinner!!! They ALL require that a person commit to turn away from their sinful bad habits as a prerequisite to be saved.

I hope you see the fallacy of David Cloud and all these lying false prophets who focus on YOU, instead of focusing on CHRIST to be saved. They all errantly teach that if your behavior doesn't change after you profess faith in Jesus Christ, that you've never repented of your sins and are not really saved. They are embellishing God's simple plan of salvation, adding works to grace! They are perverting the Gospel of free grace!!! Galatians 1:7b, “...but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.

The following is how the Christian life works. You come to God as a guilty sinner, just as you are without any changes nor willingness to change, and God saves you the moment that you place your childlike trust in Jesus Christ as your Savior—receiving His sacrifice on the cross as payment for your sins, believing that He died and was buried, and then three days later He physically resurrected from the dead—that's it, that's all, no more!

And then after you are saved, now in Christ (2nd Corinthians 5:17), you are now indwelt and sealed with God's Holy Spirit (Romans 8:9; Ephesians 1:13-14). The blessed Holy Spirit convicts us as believers when we sin. He comforts us. He rebukes and chastises us. He guides and teaches us with the inspired Holy Bible. As we yield in obedience to the Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit lives the Christian life through us. This is the fruit of the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 5:18-19). But we have a choice as a child of God, to either Walk in the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-25), or by default to Walk in the Flesh (Galatians 5:19-21). If a Christian does not intentionally Walk in the Spirit, then we will languish in worldliness, lack of soulwinning, carnality and sin. I want to quote Galatians 2:20 again, because this Scripture passage teaches the exact opposite of Lordship Salvation. ...
Galatians 2:20-21, “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.”
In the Devil's fraud of Lordship Salvation, a lost person is told that their faith is not enough to be saved, but in addition, they must turn away from the act of sinning and submit to follow and obey God's will instead of their own will. This is human reformation, not the new birth! Lordship Salvation demands a manmade change, or requires you to be “willing to change, as a prerequisite to be saved.

When I attended the Harvest Baptist Church on Guam in 2013 to 2014, I was shocked to learn that their pastors were preaching Lordship Salvation. I stuck around and as a true friend does, I shared THE TRUTH with their pastors. I spent over a thousand dollars of my own money to purchase hardcopies of books authored by fundamentalist Baptist preachers, and for 50 copies of Alexander Scourby DVD's of him reading the King James Bible. I gave the DVD's to the church office to distribute as they please. I personally handed the books to their pastors. Sadly, they rejected THE TRUTH which I gave to them (Hosea 4:6).

I witnessed to a staff member at Harvest, one of their school teachers. I asked him if he believed you could come to God as a sinner and believe the Gospel to be saved. He frowned and replied, “Ah, I think a little bit more is required.” I knew immediately that he is not saved. There is no way! No one is saved who thinks that more than an admitted guilty sinner placing his or her childlike trust in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross, His burial and bodily resurrection, is necessary to get to Heaven.

You and I are SINNERS and Jesus is the blessed SAVIOR. If you agree with God that you are a guilty sinner who deserves to be punished in Hell forever, and you agree with God that Jesus is His only begotten (biological) Son, the Christ, and you simply believe that Jesus has already done it all for you through the cross of Calvary—then you are saved. Nothing more is required or allowed by God. Faith is the only righteous thing that I can do.

David Cloud Needs To Repent Of His Wrong Repentance To Get Saved

Mr. Cloud is wickedly filled with resentment, bitterness and hatred toward Pastor Jack Hyles, First Baptist Church of Hammond, and graduates of Hyles-Anderson College. The truth is that he is a jealous old man, who has never built a hotdog stand. Nearly everything that David Cloud says horribly takes Dr. Hyles' words, life and ministry out of context, twisting and distorting the truth to fit his agenda to destroy God's man.

In 1989 Pastor Hyles preached a sermon in defense of his family, friends and ministry, titled: 'Weathering The Storm.' In this sermon you can hear Brother Hyles deny the allegations against him. Only a wicked person takes unfounded rumors and slander against someone and assumes it is 100% true! David Cloud is an ungodly sinner who is unjustly condemning Dr. Hyles on the basis of rumors. It used to be in America that a man was deemed innocent until proven guilty. Sadly, that is just not the case anymore; today you are deemed guilty until you can prove your innocence. That is as wicked as the Devil (Revelation 12:10).

Mr. Cloud has also unjustly condemned Dr. Curtis Hutson (1934-1995), falsely accusing him of preaching another gospel. Mr. Cloud foolishly states:
Dr. Hutson also reasoned that saying that repentance will result in turning from sin is a works salvation. That is nonsense. The Thessalonians turned from the sin of idolatry (1 Thess. 1:9). Obviously, that does not mean they thought that their works had a part in their salvation. It was the product of turning to God. The fact that God requires that we turn from sin does not mean that salvation is by works. We know that the works are the fruit of genuine salvation, not the cause of it. Repentance, defined as turning to God from sin, is not a works salvation, as Dr. Hutson falsely claimed. It is the sinner’s obedient response to the Holy Spirit’s conviction (John 16:8). Dr. Hutson’s entire line of reasoning about repentance was unscriptural and dangerous. David W. Cloud, 'Repentance And Lordship Salvation'
David Cloud is very wrong. In fact, biblically, works are not the fruit of genuine repentance. The Bible doesn't teach that lie. The fruit of genuine repentance is to BELIEVE the Gospel (Mark 1:15). Matthew 21:32, “For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him.” Do you see that the object of repentance in this verse is believing? The fruit of genuine repentance is to BELIEVE.

Furthermore, the Thessalonians repented of their idols, that is, their dead works! They turned from their false religion to trust Jesus Christ instead. That is true repentance!!! What David Cloud, Ray Comfort, John MacArthur, Pensacola Christian College and other damnable false teachers today is not the free grace Gospel taught in 1st Corinthians 15:1-4.

David Cloud also misrepresents Dr. John R. Rice. As do all false teachers, Mr. Cloud takes famous preacher's words out of context to distort what they really believed and taught, to bolster his strawman of heresy. Dr. Rice refuted Lordship Salvation
There are those hyper-dispensationalists who think that John the Baptist preached a different Gospel from Christ when he commanded repentance (Matt. 3:2). But it is the same repentance Jesus commanded in Matthew 4:17, in Luke 13:3 and 5, and the same repentance that Paul preached in Athens that God “now commandeth all men every where to repent” (Acts 17:30 31). Repentance is not a different plan of salvation from having faith: it is part of the same plan of salvation. Or rather repentance is simply another way of describing or looking at the plan of salvation. One who turns from sin to God has done so by trusting in Jesus Christ. A change of mind toward sin is necessarily involved in saving faith. [emphasis added]

SOURCE: Evangelist John R. Rice, “Acts: Filled With The Spirit,” pp. 251-252; Sword Of The Lord, Murfreesboro, Tennessee; ©1963
As you just read for yourself, Dr. Rice taught that the way a man turns from his sin is to TRUST JESUS CHRIST. This is totally different from what infidels like David Cloud are teaching! They require that you give up your sinful bad habits. Dear reader, Christ came into the world and died on a cross to pay your debt of sin, He does not demand that you forsake your sinful behavior to seal the deal, which would be a trade or an exchange of sorts instead of a free gift (Romans 5:15-18). To be saved, you simply take it by faith alone in Jesus Christ.

Oh dear friend, please don't miss it! I have heard Missionary David W. Cloud and other false teachers, attempt to portray Dr. Rice as a proponent of Lordship Salvation, falsely saying that he taught that people must turn away from a lifestyle of sin to be saved. Dr. Rice did NOT preach that garbage! David Cloud even goes as far as to pitch Dr. John R. Rice against his successor at the Sword Of The Lord, Pastor Curtis Hutson (1934-1995). Mr. Cloud claims that Curtis Hutson leaves off repentance, but nothing could be further from the truth.

To be saved, you must think differently to believe the Good News (i.e., Jesus died on the cross to pay for our sins, He was buried and physically resurrected three days later). We are saved by believing, not by repenting; but repentance makes believing possible. If you didn't change your mind about whatever it is that has been preventing you from believing, then you wouldn't have come to Christ to be forgiven and saved.

The only thing you need to change your mind about is whatever has been hindering you from believing. The only change of mind which you need to have concerning sin is to admit you are a guilty sinner in the sight of a holy God. That is, you need to know what you are being saved from, and why you need to be saved. You are a guilty sinner, and so am I, the consequences (wages) of which is that we deserve to be punished in the fires of Hell forever (Romans 6:23; Revelation 21:8). 1st Thessalonians 1:10, “And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.”

David Cloud denounces Lordship Salvation as being a heresy; yet, what he is teaching is in fact a form of Lordship Salvation, since he says you are not saved unless your behavior has changed to some degree. That is works, even though Cloud attempts to dismiss it as not being works. According to Mr. Cloud we are saved by faith alone without works, but you must have works to prove that you are really saved. He attributes this change to genuine repentance. The Holy Bible strongly disagrees with Cloud and instead teaches that it is the indwelling Holy Spirit who produces a changed life, but only if we yield to Him in obedience to God's Word. John 17:17 teaches that we are sanctified by the truth of God's Word. There is no guarantee that a born-again child of God will Walk in the Spirit (e.g., Lot, Samson, Solomon, Demas).

David Cloud further states:
Having said all of this and having renounced Lordship Salvation as previously defined, I am also convinced that some men use the “Lordship Salvation” thing as a smokescreen to hide their “quick prayerism” error. Salvation does not produce perfection, but it does require repentance, and repentance is a change of mind toward God and sin and Jesus Christ and the Bible that will result in a change of action. Salvation does not require obedience, but salvation will result in obedience; and if it does not, at least to some degree or other, it is not biblical salvation. Faith in Christ cannot be divorced from repentance toward God. “Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ” (Acts 20:21). David W. Cloud, 'Repentance And Lordship Salvation'
Pastor Ralph Yankee Arnold provides these helpful words to define Lordship Salvation...
“Lordship Salvation is the unsupportable and unbiblical belief that the performance of good works, the promise of good works, or the evidence of good works, must accompany faith in Christ to establish or provide evidence that such faith has resulted in eternal life.” —Pastor Ralph Yankee Arnold, “Jesus Versus John MacArthur”
Clearly, David Cloud does in fact preach the Devil's abomination of Lordship Salvation. As you can clearly see, Mr. Cloud's counterfeit plan of salvation mandates that you experience manmade reformation as part of sealing the deal to be saved. The big flaw in his corrupt theology is that he attributes the power to change to YOU repenting, and not to Jesus Christ living through us. Galatians 2:20, “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” The change in my life after I got saved at age 13 was Jesus' Holy Spirit working in me, which had absolutely NOTHING to do with me repenting of my sins. I didn't repent of my sins to be saved, I believing on the Lord Jesus Christ and God saved me (Acts 16:30-31). Repentance was automatic.

Unbelief is the only thing that keeps a person from believing. To require that someone commit to turning away from living a lifestyle of sin to get to Heaven, has absolutely nothing to do with receiving God's free gift of eternal life. The true Gospel always points you to CHRIST; a false gospel always points to YOU. Salvation is not a reward for the righteous, it is a gift for the guilty! Salvation is not doing your best, it is having Christ's best put to your account through receiving Him by faith. Turning away from sinful ways would be a work. Faith puts all of the merit where it belongs, on the object of our faith, Jesus and His work.

You Can Be A Missionary From Home At Your Computer

Colossians 4:1-6 “Masters, give unto your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven. Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving; Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds: That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak. Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time. Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.”

Please note in the preceding text Scripture passage verse one. The Bible mentions treating people fairly before mentioning prayer and soulwinning. If we are less than honest, fair and proper toward others, then we cannot reasonably except them to be willing to listen to what we have to say about the things of God. Many wicked infidels have taken the time to listen to a Christian share the Gospel with them, for no other reason than they were treated fairly. Put another way, people don't care what you know until they know that you care.

When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful. I can tell you, it is a frustrating thing to do soulwinning in many parts of North America. Lots of people are proud, arrogant, stiff-necked and puffed-up against the Holy Bible because of atheism, and the blatant fraudulent teachings of Devilution (Evolution), and the prevalent lusts of the flesh in modern-day America. The LGBTQ+ and libtard crap have really destroyed the minds of many. Someone who thinks that some boys were really meant to be girls is mentally ill. It is my humble opinion that most mental illness is caused by not being right with God. My ministry friend Pastor Max Younce (1935-2023) addresses this important issue in his sermon series titled: Human Wisdom Versus Divine WisdomPart Two.

But it is refreshing to see that humble people from other countries are willing to learn, listen and get saved (sometimes even right away). Soulwinners have hit the right spot with South America, Asia and Africa! Many people in those countries are docile and eager to learn the truth of God's Word. Nowadays we can literally become missionaries from home at the computer, with Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube and other social media websites (the technology replaces the actual labour of missionaries, which is greatly lacking, so it compensates for the lack of Gospel preaching in the world). Amazing stuff!!!

The Faithful Word Baptist Church (FWBC) in Tempe, Arizona published the Gospel in 58 different languages. I gladly received a message on Facebook this week, from a new friend in South America who told me that he got saved from hearing the Gospel in his own language, from this FWBC project. Praise the Lord!

Dear reader, you can do something for God. Google provides FREE blogs at Blogspot.com for those who desire to write. If you already have Gmail, just go up to the right corner and click on the square with the 9 dots. Scroll down, click on more if you don't see it, and you'll see Blogger. That's all you need to get started. There are no limits, no advertisements and you can make as many blogs as you want, all totally for free. FREE is good! I have 8 blogs so far, Thank you Google! I am sad that Google has censored my ministry websites, but I appreciate that they let people make free blogs. So there is good and bad alike. Your blogs are automatically put into Googles search engine.

Another ministry is commenting on YouTube. People read comments! You could contend for the faith and help people find the truth about various doctrinal matters, especially salvation. 

You could also start a free Facebook page and help promote my ministry, or the ministry of other Christians who are doctrinally sound. YouTube is also free (acquired and owned by Google since 2006). There are laymen Christians (men and women alike) who have tens of thousands of followers on YouTube, whereas the typical church pastor only has about 75 members. Social media is an open door today for evangelism!!! Please consider doing your part friend to be a soulwinner. Proverb 11:30, “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.”

Every child of God should have a ministry of some sort for Jesus Christ. There are people in this world whom I could never reach, buy you can because they live within your scope of life. There are friends, neighbors and loved ones that you have, who will listen to you speak of Christ, but they would never hear me out. We all have unique opportunities to share the Gospel of free grace with lost sinners.

What is in your hand dear friend, that you can use to serve God? One of my favorite sermons, and one of the very first that I ever heard Dr. Hyles preach, is titled: 'WHAT IS IN THY HAND?' I absolutely love the truth preached in that sermon! God asked Moses what was in his hand. Exodus 4:2, “And the LORD said unto him, What is that in thine hand?  And he said, A rod.” God used that rod to perform the 10 plagues upon Egypt. God used that rod in Moses' hand to part the Red Sea, to deliver the Hebrew children from out of their bondage for the past 400 years. God used that rod to bring forth water from the rock to quench the thirst of the Hebrews, et cetera. God used all that Moses possessed, how little it was. Dear reader, God doesn't need your talent, wisdom, wit, knowledge or possessions to be used of Him, He just wants your heart. Proverb 23:26, My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.

God is willing to use a crooked stick, if that stick is yielded to Him. Samson was a crooked stick. Solomon was a crooked stick. David was a crooked stick. Peter was a crooked stick. Demas was a crooked stick. And for that matter, we are ALL crooked sticks in the mud. We are all guilty sinners deserving of eternal damnation in Hell. But thanks be to God for His mercy that sent Jesus to the cross to be crucified to pay our debt of sin. Amen and amen!

Pray for God to show you what you can do to serve Him. If you know how you were saved, then you should be able to take a Holy Bible show someone else how to be saved. You are more than welcome to copy and paste anything and everything from my website ministries and blogs. God knows my labors. I just want the truth to get out to help others for Christ. Thank you for reading my blog. To God alone be ALL the praise, credit and glory. Jesus is precious!!!

The Counterfeit Plan Of Salvation Of Franklin Graham

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.”

Tragically, a false gospel of partial faith in Christ plus works is being preached today from nearly every pulpit, every religious television channel, every religious website and every religious radio station. Satan's greatest weapon is to con people into living the Christian life without ever being born again. The following helpful excerpt is from my ministry friend Michael P. Bowen, taken from his book: "I NEVER KNEW YOU"...
At this time, I would like to draw your attention to the plan of salvation according to Franklin Graham. 
If you will visit his Franklin Graham Festivals Website and click upon the “Peace With God” link, you will be taken straight to the salvation statement issued by Billy Graham at the BGEA Website. Franklin uses his father’s plan of salvation rather than issuing a statement of his own. Essentially, Franklin is just a younger version of Billy, only Franklin does not deliver his sermons in the same forceful manner in which his father did when he was Franklin’s age. Franklin delivers a much kinder, more inclusive call for people to come forward and surrender their lives over to the Lordship of Christ. 
Because Franklin uses the exact same plan of salvation as his father, I will take you to the plan of salvation given by Billy Graham at his BGEA Website. Now, because of potential copyright issues, I will paraphrase for you what salvation is according to the Grahams’. First of all, we are told that God loves us and wants to give us an abundant life. Second, we are told that we are sinners. Third, we are told that Jesus died for us and that He is the only way to heaven. Fourth, we are told to turn from our sins and to receive Christ as both the Lord of our lives and as our savior, which, according to the Grahams’ means that we are to trust that Christ paid for our sins by His death on the cross and that we are to follow the Lordship of Christ over our lives in strict obedience (for the rest of our lives) “in order to” get to heaven. 
In virtually every sermon you hear given by Franklin Graham, he makes surrender of one’s life to Christ sound more appealing to us than a hot-fudge sundae could ever appeal to a child. What Franklin says about giving our lives to Christ is truly beautiful. At the end of his messages, I would follow him in prayer, trusting Jesus Christ and then giving Him rule over my life by determining to follow Him in obedience for the rest of my life so that I, too, could go to heaven when I die. 
When I thought I was saved as a result of trusting Christ the way both Billy and Franklin told me to do, from the years 2002 through 2005, I decided to make my decision “public” the way they said we all have to do in order to go to heaven. I literally became “high” on Jesus. I was so “on fire for Jesus” that I became a pamphleteer in order to get the “plan of salvation” out to everybody. I bought a paper cutter and began to make my own salvation pamphlets using the Grahams’ salvation message as a blueprint. 
I made so many pamphlets (or tracts) that I literally wore out the paper cutter and had to buy another. 
I had the most fun making these pamphlets because I just knew I was doing the will of God by making them and giving them out to everyone. I would go to grocery stores and watch people with a careful eye. As customers would lean over to inspect a food item, I would drop a pamphlet into their grocery cart and quickly run away and watch their reactions as they discovered this “pamphlet from nowhere” in their baskets! I saw many people pick them up and start reading them. I would see some look around as if, “Where did this come from?” and I would get the biggest thrill out of giving them “a chance” at eternal life through my pamphlet based upon the teachings of the Grahams’. 
In 2005, in an attempt to find some specialized information about the gospel to present to my Mormon co-worker, I came across a great article about Mormonism that was written by a pastor who, up until that point, I had never heard of. This pastor’s name was Hank Lindstrom. I was so impressed by his article on Mormonism that I began to study other articles that he had written. The one that drew my attention the most was the article he wrote about “repentance.” 
I was always afraid of the word repentance because I was never really sure if I had repented correctly or if I had, in fact, repented enough to be truly born again. To make a long story short, what I found in the bible (through Dr. Lindstrom’s article on repentance) changed my life forever. When I learned that the bible refers to “repent” as being “a change of mind” rather than meaning to “turn from your sins” or to “quit sinning altogether,” I was thoroughly awestruck and then immediately the plan of salvation according to Jesus Christ in the bible became clear to me for the first time in my whole life. 
For three whole years I had been going about trying to establish my own righteousness before God through my own efforts, when in actuality Christ had, by His own righteousness, paid for all of my sins by His death, burial and resurrection from the dead 2,000 years earlier. When I learned the bible said I could have the free gift of everlasting life by believing solely upon what Christ had done for me by His death and subsequent resurrection from the dead, I believed His message immediately, hungrily, and to the exclusion of all the other counterfeit plans of salvation that I had been led to believe by today’s biggest hitters in Christianity. I was finally “free.” I was finally born again, and I knew it beyond any doubts at all. 
God put an end to my pamphleteering of false gospels. Now, I preach His plan of salvation via my personal Internet page, by face-to-face discussions with people, by tract, by CD, by DVD, as well as through the use of email. Today, I am now proclaiming Christ’s free gift via this book you are holding in your hands now which shall eventually go all around the world. 
The plan of salvation according to Franklin Graham is different from the plan of salvation according to Jesus Christ. Let me explain His plan a little more fully for you. First of all, I would like to draw your attention to a very important statement that Jesus made: “And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many” (Matthew 24:4-5). Upon first glance of this passage, one may assume that Jesus was referring to some strange person who would rise up and claim to be Jesus Christ. There have been many instances in our history where people have done that, successfully. Charles Manson comes quickly to mind because he claimed to be Christ and his followers believed him. But when you look more deeply into this verse and what Christ was trying to convey, you will notice that He is saying many false preachers will agree with you about Jesus being “the Christ,” that He really is who He claims to be. In fact, all of the pastors and bible teachers I talk about in this book agree that Jesus is, in fact, “the Christ” of the bible. But directly after Jesus mentions that in the aforementioned passage, He says, “and shall deceive many.” What is the deception of which He is speaking? Christ is telling us that many will claim to be Christians, that they will agree that Jesus is “the Messiah,” that He is deity, but that they would deceive everyone with a faith plus works message that cannot save anyone at all. What is so frustrating about this clever form of deception is the fact that people who have fallen for a faith plus works message do not even realize they are deceived by a doctrine that is not of Christ. It is a doctrine of man, not of God. 
Nowhere does the bible state or imply that a person must turn from their sins and follow Christ in obedience “in order to” be saved. People can twist the bible to make it say virtually anything they want it to say, but when you see the words of Christ and understand what He says about salvation, no one can refute or debate what He says. For example, Jesus says “Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that believeth on me hath everlasting life” (John 6:47). Who can argue with that statement made by Christ Himself? Who can interpret this verse as anything other than eternal life being a gift from God made available to anyone the instant they “believe” on Christ as their savior? To say otherwise is to call Him a liar. To add man’s efforts, such as turning from sins, making a public profession, forsaking sins, giving tithes and money, joining a church, etc., or any other “thing of self” is to call Christ a liar; after all, according to the bible, heaven is a free gift that is given to the individual who places his or her faith in the finished work of Christ and has nothing to do whatsoever with what we do for God. “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). 
Reader, what we all must realize is that there are built-in consequences to 1) choosing man’s way of salvation, which always includes “something of self” and denies Christ His rightful place as the one and only savior of mankind, and 2) choosing Christ’s way of salvation, which always excludes all forms of human effort or merit and makes Christ the absolute savior of mankind.
SOURCE: Michael P. Bowen, "I NEVER KNEW YOU," pp. 123-127

Oh, dear friend, this matter is so critically important. Where will you spend eternity? I encourage everyone to listen to Pastor Hank Lindstrom's (1940-2008) life-changing sermon titled: HOW PERMANENT IS YOUR SALVATION? If you are not saved forever, you are not saved! Eternal life and eternal security are not two separate doctrines; they are one and the same teaching. That is, the man who has eternal life has eternal security.

Tragically, Franklin Graham's ministry project, Christmas Child, has already sent out 209,000,000 boxes to 170 countries. In each gift box for poor children is included the religious booklet, 'The Greatest Gift Storybook.' At the conclusion of this evangelistic tool, a false plan of salvation is presented to the reader, which reads: “Jesus invites you to be His friend and follower. ...There is only one way to be friends with God and spent forever with Him. We must trust in what Jesus has done for us, and follow Him with our lives.” Nowhere in the Word of God does it teach that we must follow Jesus with our lives to get to Heaven. That is works! That is Lordship Salvation!

May I kindly remind you dear reader that the doomed false prophets, whom Jesus denied knowing as His sheep in Matthew 7:21-23, boasted that they had faithfully followed Jesus in service to Him. They boasted of their “many wonderful works. They called Him, Lord, Lord.” (There's the Devil's falsehood of Lordship Salvation). Yet, they are spending eternity burning in the fires of Hell because they failed to do the will of the Father, which according to John 6:40 is to wholly BELIEVE ON JESUS' name for salvation!!!

The Christian author, Pastor Edward Mote (1798-1874), had it exactly right when he wrote the 1834 hymn titled, “My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less.” ...
My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus' blood and righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand,
All other ground is sinking sand.
To be saved and go to Heaven, you must WHOLLY trust in the name of Jesus. Franklin Graham's false plan of salvation teaches to trust Jesus Christ, and then give Him rule over your life by determining to follow Him in obedience for the rest of your life. That is not wholly trusting Jesus as your Savior!

The true Gospel always points you to CHRIST; a false gospel always points to YOU. Salvation is not doing your best, it is having Christ's best put to your account through receiving Him by faith. Salvation is not a reward for the righteous, it is a gift for the guilty! Franklin Graham is preaching another gospel. Jesus died on a cross to pay for your sins. He was buried. Three days later Jesus bodily resurrected from the dead and is alive forevermore. That is “the gospel” according to 1st Corinthians 15:1-4. That is the GOOD NEWS that you must place your total confidence in to be saved, adding NOTHING to it.

If you sincerely think that this is merely a matter of semantics, dismissing it as “every preacher presents the Gospel a little differently,” then you are woefully deceived by the Devil. Those people in Matthew 7:23-23 were very sincere. They diligently served Jesus. They did not just a few works, but “many wonderful works” in Jesus' name. They prophesied (preached) in Jesus' name. They did it all for Him! Yet, Jesus denied knowing them as His sheep. Dear reader, no amount of sincerity, service and semantics can substitute for the new birth, which happens only by faith without works in the Good News (Gospel) of Jesus Christ crucified, buried and bodily risen the third days from the dead (1st Corinthians 15:1-4).

Repent Of Sins: Gospel Of Pharisees

Acts 16:30-31, “And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.”

Kindly said, you cannot show me one verse from the inspired King James Bible that teaches to repent “of your sins, turn from your sins, be willing to turn from your sins, forsake a sinful lifestyle, or turn from your past sinful ways to be saved. Yet, this is the shameful Satanic garbage we are hearing preached from nearly every pulpit, website, radio station and television channel today.

I love the following sermon by Pastor Adam Fannin in defense of a true free grace Gospel...

Repent Of Sins: Gospel Of Pharisees

Even more tragic is that 99% of churchgoers today are Bible ignoramuses. They merely unquestioningly go along with whatever their stupid pastor teaches them, damning their souls to Hell forever with a false hope. Dear reader, I am the best friend you have right now, because I am telling you the truth.

Beware of Pensacola Christian College (PCC) and their damnable counterfeit gospel. Beware of Bob Jones University (BJU) and their damnable counterfeit gospel. I have seen them literally laugh in my face over my preaching, esteeming my website ministry a joke. We'll see what God has to say about all this in eternity on Judgment Day. The King James Bible crowd is going to come out on top. The free grace Gospel crowd is going to come out on top.

Those infidels who promote the Devil's corruptible seed (such as BJU) have much blood on their hands and will rue the day when they are judged by God almighty. Those who preach another gospel (such as PCC) have much blood on their hands and will rue the day when they are judged by God almighty. I am virtually the only one who is standing for the truth. Show me the preachers today that are exposing PCC and BJU like I am. Good luck finding them!

My ministry friend, Lou Martuneac, from Chicago (my home town) is the only one I know of (besides myself) who is preaching against BJU today. Lou is an alumnus of BJU and understands how apostate the college has become. Dr. Steve Pettit (BJU president from 2014 to 2023) is a devil in the pulpit, who preaches hardcore Calvinist Lordship Salvation.
Matthew 3:1-2, “In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” ...
This word (Repent) is the Greek word metanoeoMetanoeo is taken from two Greek words: (meta - meaning, “after”) and (noeo - meaning, “mind”). The word literally means, “after thought” (II Cor. 7:8-10). True repentance means, “to change your mind about what you believe and agree with what God says, and then confess it” (I Jn. 1:9a). God tells us that there are two areas in which we must repent, if we are to be saved. We must change our minds as to:
  1. Who we are (Lk. 5:31-32 & 13:1-5 and Mt. 27:3) — God tells us that we are sinfully sick and in need of the Savior and that we cannot save ourselves (Rom. 3:10, 23).
  2. Who CHRIST is (Mt. 4:13-14 & 11:20-24, Mk. 1:15, Acts 3:12-19 and Acts 2:38a) —Christ is God (Jn. 8:24, 58-59, not a god. Christ is the only Savior (Acts 4:10-12).

SOURCE: Pastor Brad Strand, 'The Strand Study Bible' 

Bravo Pastor Strand! I would like to clarify that to “confess it” does not mean with your mouth; but rather, to simply admit to God you are a guilty sinner (Romans 3:19-20). I am against the strange New IFB (New Independent Fundamental Baptist) doctrine today which mandates praying to be saved. The Bible plainly teaches that trusting Jesus Christ as your Savior—believing that He is the only begotten Son of God who died on a cross to pay for your sins and raised from the dead—is enough to be saved (without calling, asking or praying for it). John 6:47, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.”

My regular blog readers know that I write about repentance often, but the reason I do is simply because it is such an important topic. Very few preachers get repentance correct these days, so I need to pick up the slack to warn everyone. Wrong repentance means a wrong Gospel and no new birth. Dr. Curtis Hutson (1934-1995) was right, who said that repentance is like buttoning a dress shirt—if you get the first button wrong, then all of the other buttons will be wrong too. Pastor Hutson is so right!

Dear friend, I heard a foolish religious man, Professor Kevin Bauder from Central Baptist Theological Seminary, falsely claim that Lordship Salvation falls within the realm of orthodox theology. No Sir, it does not, not even close. You either have to forsake a lifestyle of sinning to be saved, or you do not, but it simply cannot be both! For example: Take a look and compare the following two plans of salvation...
If you took the time to examine and compare the different plans of salvation, then you saw that what Stephen Davey, Hillsong and PCC are preaching today is VERY different than the simple free grace Gospel that David Rutkin and Curtis Hutson are preaching.

These are two completely different plans of salvation!!! One plan requires simple childlike faith in Jesus Christ and what He did through Calvary's cross to pay your debt of sin; but the other demands that in addition you turn from your sinful bad habits, abandon self to submit to obey God's will for your life, and follow Jesus as “Lord” from now on. The latter plan is based upon partial faith in Christ plus works, not God's grace alone.

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

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

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

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

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

The Blood of Jesus Saves, Not Making Christ Your Lord

Professor Gail Riplinger points out on pages 467-468 and 472 of her awesome book titled, “Hazardous Materials”...
John MacArthur's Roots: Bad Bibles

Well-known radio teacher and author, John MacArthur, wrongly believes that it is just Christ's death that saves sinners, not His blood sacrifice for the mercy seat. Could Jesus just have had a heart attack shoveling snow when He was old? What about the Old Testament examples of the blood sacrifice? They extend from Abel, to Noah, and all throughout the entire Old Testament. The Bible says, “Without shedding of blood is no remission” (Heb. 9:22). Heb. 9:12 tell us that “By his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us” (See also Rev. 11:19). Does MacArthur get his Scripture-twisters from sources such as Vine and new versions that often substitute the word “death” for the word “blood”? Why does Vine change, “through faith in his blood?” (vol. 4, p. 137). Vine says,

“The ‘blood’ of Christ stands for his death...”
“The blood does not simply denote the physical material, it stands for the death of Christ” (vol. 4, pp. 137,251).

Vine writes heresy about “the blood” in his essay entitled, “The Table of The Lord and The Lord's Supper.” He feels that the ‘blood’ is simply used to “illustrate” his death, just as the term the “table” of The Lord illustrates the communion. The blood was not merely a ‘picture.’ It was God's blood offered for our sins.

Vine and MacArthur share another subtle theological error. Tinges of MacArthur's Lordship Salvation mar Vine's interpretations (based on Vine's rendition of Rom. 10:9). Vine says,

“When he expounds the conditions upon which salvation is to be possessed, he stresses the necessity of acknowledging the Lordship of Christ: If thou shalt confess with thy mouth Jesus as Lord” (bold mine, vol. 4, p. 117; vol. 1, p. 403).

Vine changes the KJV's text from the reading, “confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus...” to “confess with thy mouth Jesus as Lord” (Vine and his R.V. contradict themselves by omitting “Lord” many times and also by demoting our “Lord” to a mere ‘Master’ (e.g., vol. 4, p. 130). ...

Vine's Other Corrupt Sources

When you read Vine's you are not reading ‘Greek’; you are really reading Westcott, Hort and Thayer. You are not reading ‘Hebrew’; you are reading Gesenius' and his Old Testament Lexicon. Vine's additional sources are listed here in bold type (vol. 1, p. 34). (All of these men's heresies have merited a chapter in this book or a discussion in the author's other books New Age Bible Versions, The Language of the King James Bible, or In Awe of Thy Word.)

Vine's An Expository Dictionary of Old Testament Words recommends the following materials which were available during Vine's life (Old Tappan, N.J.; Fleming Revell Company, 1978, see the bibliography of David Huttar, pp. 169, 172, 173, 176).
 
  • Rudolf Kittel's corrupt pre-Nazi German-propelled Old Testament Biblia Hebraica, with its notes critical of the pure Hebrew text.
  • Gesenius' Hebrew Grammar
  • C.A. Briggs and S.R. Driver's, The International Critical Commentary
  • Francis Brown (Driver and Briggs), A Hebrew and English Lexicon of the Old Testament.
SOURCE: Dr. Gail Riplinger, a quote from her needful book, “Hazardous Materials: Greek and Hebrew Study Dangers - The Voice of Strangers,” pp. 476-468, 472
I highly recommend Dr. Gail Riplinger's books uplifting and defending the King James Bible, and which expose the corrupt New Age modern Bible versions. Our churches have been infected with the disease of so-called “higher learning.” Please see, HAZARDOUS MATERIALS—INTRO | CHAP 3 | CHAP 7 (by Dr. Gail Riplinger; online audiobook). What you need to fully understand is that Luciferian-worshipping occultists in the 19th century deliberately conspired to corrupt the Word of God, with the intent of infiltrating and corrupting the local new Testament Church into the 20th century and beyond. It has now become a frightening reality. But please don't take my word for it, read the statements of the pioneers of the New Age Movement for yourself.

NEW AGE BIBLE VERSIONS (1:23 hour MP3 interview with Dr. Gail Riplinger; you've got to hear this!).

Moses and Aaron in Exodus 12:13b, “When I see the blood, I will pass over you.” Moses and Aaron were instructed by God to tell all the people that if the blood of a male, innocent, lamb, having no blemish, were applied to the doorposts of the home, then the 10th plague upon Egypt (which is the death of all the first born) would be spared them.

That literal blood represented the liquid blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, applied to the heavenly mercy seat. Hebrews 9:12 says, “Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.” Heretics like Vine and MacArthur claim that the word ‘blood’ doesn't mean what it says; but instead, they say it merely means ‘death.’ But notice that God didn't say He'd pass over the home if He saw a dead lamb. No, God was looking for THE BLOOD APPLIED!!!

In the same way, the Old Testament high priest annually took the blood of a slain perfect lamb (representing the sinless Lamb of God, Jesus) into the holy of holies. The high priest sprinkled that liquid blood upon the mercy seat, between the two cherubims, in the presence of God almighty Who was looking down upon it. Again, the death of a lamb in the inner courtyard of the Tabernacle meant nothing unless that lamb's literal blood was sprinkled upon the mercy seat inside the holy of holies (or holy place). For an excellent detailed exegesis on the subject of the work of the high priest and the Tabernacle, please see Dr. M.R. DeHaan's book, “The Tabernacle” (one of my favorite books).

The False Gospel Of Hillsong Church And Pensacola Christian College Match

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.”

HILLSONG CHURCH, commonly known as “Hillsong,” is a charismatic fake Christian megachurch based in Australia. The original church was established in Baulkham Hills, New South Wales, as Hills Christian Life Centre by Brian Houston and his wife, Bobbie Houston, in 1983. Hillsong and its worldly Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) have been highly successful globally, with its presence described as a global corporate brand, but a series of scandals and criticisms have negatively affected its image in recent years.

HILLSONG CHURCH preaches another gospel which cannot produce the new birth in Christ...
“We believe that in order to receive forgiveness and the ‘new birth’ we must repent of our sins, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and submit to His will for our lives.”

SOURCE: 'What We Believe,' Hillsong
Here is a helpful video refuting Hillsong's counterfeit plan of salvation by my ministry friend, Onorato Diamante. ... 
The False Gospel of Hillsong Church

Tragically, Pensacola Christian College (PCC) and their pathetic Campus Church in Pensacola, Florida, preach the same exact crap as Hillsong. The following heretical quotes were taken from a “John & Romans” booklet which PCC's Campus Church mailed to my mailbox in November of 2023 (they mailed these toxic booklets to thousands of Pensacola residents):
“follow and obey God's will instead of your self-serving sins.” —“John & Romans,” Campus Church at Pensacola Christian College, p. 60

“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 in my life.” —“John & Romans,” Campus Church at Pensacola Christian College, p. 62
Turning from your sinful bad habits, and following and obeying God's will for your life, does NOT match the plan of salvation taught in the inspired Holy Bible. PCC and Hillsong are wickedly giving lost sinners a FALSE HOPE, by misleading them to think they can be saved by a works-based-salvation.

Remember, it's not... 
FAITH IN CHRIST, PLUS; 

it's...
FAITH IN CHRIST, PERIOD.
Also, here is page 63 of the “John & Romans” booklet that PCC's Campus Church mailed to my mailbox a couple weeks ago. ...
Notice that on page 63 that PCC teaches FOUR STEPS to be saved:
  1. Repent
  2. Believe
  3. Ask
  4. Receive
The Bible only teaches one thing to do to be saved, just BELIEVE. John 6:47, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.” 
Nowhere does the Bible teach a lost sinner to “ask” to be saved. God is already freely offering eternal life to whosoever takes it by faith. Repentance is not a separate step from believing. Receiving is not a separate step from believing. RUN from deadly religious cults like PCC and Hillsong!!!

Remember, Satan is a beautiful liar! Satan's greatest weapon is to con people into living the Christian life without ever being born again. That is what PCC is doing! That is what Hillsong is doing! They are wickedly giving lost sinners false hope, by telling them to put their faith in Christ PLUS live the Christian life (works) to get to Heaven.

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

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

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

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

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

Catholics Are Not Christians

Mark 7:9-13, “And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition. For Moses said, Honour thy father and thy mother; and, Whoso curseth father or mother, let him die the death: But ye say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, It is Corban, that is to say, a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; he shall be free. And ye suffer him no more to do ought for his father or his mother; Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.”

Most people are foolish, ignorant and na├»ve concerning the cult of Roman Catholicism. In fact, Catholicism is a prisonhouse of religion, not true Christianity, which I will prove to you.

The Catholic.com Website Gets The Gospel Wrong

Here is one of thousands of websites on social media that errantly think Catholics are Christians. ...
Are Catholics Christians?

by Charles E. Pope

Catholics are Christians. In fact, we are the very first Christians. And we who call ourselves Catholic are no less Christian than Lutherans who call themselves Lutherans, or Methodists who call themselves Methodist, etc. [emphasis added]

SOURCE: https://www.simplycatholic.com/are-catholics-christians/ 

Catholics are NOT Christians! By “Christian” I mean born-again. Jesus warned in John 3:3, “Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Dear reader, if there has never been a time and place in your life when you came to God as a guilty sinner, and by faith received Christ's sacrifice on the cross as payment for your sins, trusting the Bible record that Jesus was buried but then resurrected from the dead after three days, you need to get saved before it is too late. Being religious won't get you into Heaven. Most people have churchianity without Christianity, because they've never been born again. Satan's greatest weapon is to con people into living the Christian life without ever being born again.

In the Catholic religion some errantly teach that you must keep Seven Sacraments to get to Heaven. Some of these sacraments include water baptism, Holy Eucharist (communion), confession, et cetera. Interestingly, if you read different Catholic ministry websites you will find varying methods of how to get to Heaven. Oh boy! Let's examine a couple shall we.

Catholic Answers magazine says this is how you can go to Heaven...
The two sentences are these: To come to God and be saved, you need to repent, have faith, and be baptized. If you commit mortal sin, you need to repent, have faith, and go to confession.

That’s it. That’s all there is to it. And we can show each of these things from the Bible.

SOURCE: https://www.catholic.com/magazine/online-edition/how-to-go-to-heaven
What you just read is another gospel which doesn't match the Bible's plan of salvation. Catholic.com is wrong to make repentance a separate step from faith to be saved. Biblically, repentance (Greek verb: metanoeo) is simply a change of mind unto the Gospel itself. That is, a man who believes the Gospel has repented. That is, he has changed his mind. Anybody who tells you that more than faith is required to get to Heaven is a liar! Faith is the only righteous thing that I can do.

'The Dark Knight' Catholic Website Gets The Gospel Wrong

Here is another Catholic ministry website at The Dark Knight. They errantly teach that you must keep the Seven Sacraments to get to Heaven...
Thus, if we want to get to Heaven and knowing that only the holy are allowed into Heaven, and then knowing that the Sacraments make us holy, then it is by the Sacraments that this is accomplished. Namely, our salvation and sanctification.

The Sacraments make us Holy! That is why they are important!

SOURCE: https://www.knightsrepublic.com/single-post/2020/04/08/Are-the-Sacraments-Necessary-for-Salvation 

Dear friend, what you just read is self-righteousness reformation, not God's free grace. They are trying to make sinners holy through manmade tradition, in this case “sacraments.” The Dark Knight website are very wrong, you don't get made holy and sanctified by keeping some stupid religious sacraments. What saith the Scripture? John 17:17, “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. It is the inspired Word of God that sanctifies the believer. But you need to get saved first. How do you get saved according to the Bible? ... 
Romans 1:16, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”

So, here we learn that “the gospel” is the power of God which saves, if someone simply believes it. That raises the next question of, what is “the gospel”? ...

1st Corinthians 15:1-4, “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:
The Bible plainly teaches us how to get to Heaven—by putting our trust in the Gospel, which is the “Good News that Jesus died on a cross to pay for our sins, was buried and three days later He bodily resurrected from the dead. This is the GOOD NEWS!!! Believe it, Oh guilty sinner, and you are saved!

Now, how does what Catholic.com and KinghtsRepublic.com compare with what we just read from the inspired King James Bible? Nowhere does the Bible teach to repent of your sins to be saved. Nowhere does the Bible teach to keep sacraments to be saved. In fact, the word “sacraments is not even found in the Bible. Nowhere does the Bible teach to be water baptized to be saved.

Catholic.com Perverts 1st Peter 3:21 To Teach Baptismal Regeneration

On the Catholic.com webpage that I linked to earlier, they cite the following Scripture passage from 1st Peter 3:21 as a proof text that you must be water baptized to get to Heaven. This popular false doctrine is called Baptismal Regeneration. ...
1st Peter 3:20-22, “Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water. The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ: Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.”
But please take careful notice of the words following “whereunto even baptism doth also now save us—it reads, (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,). Water baptism cannot cleanse us from our sins, only the precious blood of Jesus can do that! Revelation 1:5-6, “And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

My ministry friend Pastor Max Younce (1935-2023) graduated to Heaven on August 11, 2023. I appreciate and miss him. Dr. Younce was a true scholar. I often referred to him as the Dr. John R. Rice of our generation.” Evangelist John R. Rice (1895-1980) founded the Sword Of The Lord in 1934 and was a brilliant Bible scholar, having authored hundreds of books and helpful resources for people who wanted to learn the Holy Bible.

Dr. Younce wrote the following helpful information to explain 1st Peter 3:21...
1 Peter 3:20,21 "...When once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by (through) water. (20) The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh [i.e. our sins], but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ." (21) 
Several years ago, my wife and I were listening to the car radio, having just tuned into a religious broadcast. After a few minutes, the minister quoted one sentence from Verse 21, that being "The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save 31 us"—period! He did not finish the verse; but, went on to explain, at great length, the necessity of baptism for salvation. 
Again, I cannot emphasize strongly enough the importance of reading all of a verse, including the surrounding text, to receive the correct interpretation and meaning. In 2 Timothy 2:15 we are instructed to "rightly" divide the Word of Truth;" NOT "rightly chop up the Word of Truth!" 
Since Verse 21 begins with "the like figure," it is referring to that which is set forth in Verse 20. It should be noticed that in Verse 20, the "eight souls that were saved by water" should be translated "saved through water"; NOT, "by water." The eight were saved from the flood waters by being in the ark—a type of Christ. They were not saved by the water for it was that which destroyed! Therefore, "the like figure" is figurative of the ark of Christ which provided absolute safety from the flood waters of death. The flood waters testify of death; and the ark, of resurrection. Notice Genesis 8:4, 
"And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat." 
It is not by chance that the ark (A type of Christ) rested on the mountain on the 7th month, on the 17th day. Centuries later, God changed the calendar. Noah's calendar was in effect until the emancipation of Israel from Egypt; and, God then instituted their religious calendar. The first month of Israel's religious calendar was the same as the 7th month of Noah's secular calendar, or our April. The Jewish Passover, representing Christ's death, was on the 14th day (Leviticus 23:4,5); therefore, Christ was resurrected three days later on the 17th, the same day the ark rested on the mountains of Ararat, showing resurrection. 
Conclusion: Baptism does not save us; but, identifies us publicly, showing our faith is in the death, and Resurrection of our Saviour, the Lord Jesus. 
Returning to 1 Peter 3:21 where the phrase "baptism doth also now save us" is explained within the verse, itself. Here we have the "negative" and the "positive." The "negative" tells us what baptism does not save us from. Here is the record...
"...not the putting away of the filth of the flesh,... (i.e. our sins)." 
Now the "positive" telling us what baptism does save us from, that being a GUILTY CONSCIENCE before God. Again, the record... 
"...but the answer of a good conscience toward God, by the resurrection of Jesus Christ." 
How simple the Scriptures are when we are willing to accept God's Word as our Authority. A child of God is saved by faith alone (Ephesians 2:8,9); but, will be void of a good, clear conscience; until they are willing to be identified with Christ by their public baptism. 
"Go ye therefore, and teach (i.e. make disciples of) all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: (19) Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen." - Matthew 28:19,20
SOURCE: Pastor Max D. Younce, 'A Biblical Examination Of Baptism'
I want to repeat something that Dr. Younce said, because it is so very important when studying the Word of God. ...
Again, I cannot emphasize strongly enough the importance of reading all of a verse, including the surrounding text, to receive the correct interpretation and meaning. In 2 Timothy 2:15 we are instructed to "rightly" divide the Word of Truth;" NOT "rightly chop up the Word of Truth!"
The false teachers at Catholic.com are guilty of violating the principle that Pastor Younce just taught. They “chop up” the Word of Truth by only quoting the first portion of 1st Peter 3:21, totally ignoring the last part of the verse.

Here is an exact quote from the heretical Catholic.com website...
And the need for baptism is shown when St. Peter flatly tells us: “Baptism now saves you” (1 Peter 3:21).

So that’s what you need to do if you want to come to God and be saved: Repent, have faith, and be baptized.
 
SOURCE: https://www.catholic.com/magazine/online-edition/how-to-go-to-heaven
Do you see how dishonest they are? They are merely cherry-picking the Bible, lifting text out of context to create a new pretext. By manipulating the Bible the way that Catholic.com does, you could literally teach ANYTHING! 1st Peter 3:21 says that water baptism does not put away the filth of our flesh. That is, water baptism cannot wash away our sins, only the precious blood of Jesus can do that! 1st John 1:7, “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. Getting water baptized is the first step of obedience for a new believer. If we want to have a good conscience toward God, then we need to get baptized right away (which is the public profession of our Christian faith).

Roman Catholicism butchers the Holy Bible:
  1. Whereas the Bible commands us not to call men “Father” or “Rabbi,” that is exactly what Catholics wickedly do! Matthew 23:9, “And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.
  2. 1st Timothy 4:1-3 warns that false prophets will come, “Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats...” That is exactly what Catholics do, flagrantly violating God's Word!
  3. There is nothing in the Bible about The Assumption of Mary.
  4. There is nothing in the Bible about The Immaculate Conception of Mary.
  5. There is nothing in the Bible about The Perpetual Virginity of Mary.
  6. There is nothing in the Bible about about praying The Rosary to Mary.
  7. There is nothing in the Bible about confessing your sins to a priest.
  8. There is nothing in the Bible about sacraments.
  9. There is nothing in the Bible about eating Jesus' body and drinking His blood.
  10. There is nothing in the Bible about priests having power to forgive men's sins.
  11. There is nothing in the Bible about clergy forbidden to get married.
  12. There is nothing in the Bible about idolizing the Pope.
  13. There is nothing in the Bible about Mortal versus Venial Sins.
  14. There is nothing in the Bible about Purgatory.
  15. There is nothing in the Bible about Holy Water.
I could literally list hundreds of manmade Catholic traditions that are not found in the Bible.

Sadly and tragically, there are over one billion Catholics in the world. Roman Catholicism is the biggest religious cult on planet earth! The Russian Orthodox Catholicism comes in second as the largest cult. Catholicism is a prisonhouse of religion!!!

Do you know what Catholicism really is friend? It is a religion for unregenerate men! That is, it is the religion of choice for unsaved religious people, for those who want an elaborate religious package from the cradle to the casket! But be forewarned dear reader—religion is a sure road to Hell. Religion never saved anybody! Salvation is not found in any religion; but rather, in the person and redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ! John 14:6, “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

I could say much more, but you get the point. You now know everything you need to be saved dear friend. It saddens me that billions of people have been given false hope by the Vatican, falsely told that they can find salvation through the sacraments of the Catholic Church. As I should you earlier from The Dark Knight website, they teach that holiness gets you to Heaven. But what does the Bible says? Isaiah 64:6, “But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.” Your best effort to achieve holiness is filth to God! The reason why is because you cannot compensate for the sins you've already committed by cleaning up your act. This is why we are told in James 2:10, “For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.” Even committing just one sin is enough to prevent someone from entering into Heaven (1st Corinthians 6:9-11). That is why we all need a Savior!

Until Catholics repent of their DEAD WORKS (Hebrews 6:1), and instead BELIEVE ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST (Acts 16:30-31), they cannot be saved.

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