You Are Now Entering The Mission Field

2nd Corinthians 5:18-21, “And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God. For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”

You may be the only Jesus that somebody knows. I have attended numerous churches which posted a popular sign above the exit door of the church which reads: “YOU ARE NOW ENTERING THE MISSION FIELD!” How true that is!!! Yes dear friend, if you are a redeemed child of God, you are a missionary at all times in the world. One of our text passages, from Hebrews 12:14-16 exhorts believers to pursue peace with all men, and holiness, without which NO MAN SHALL SEE THE LORD. Now I'm not into Lifestyle Evangelism. Lifestyle Evangelism was made popular by heretic Pastor Robert Schuller. 

Be a missionary every day! Tell the world that Jesus is the way! Be it any town or country or a busy avenue, Africa or Asia, the task is up to you! We have a duty as God's children to be a soulwinner! 
Hebrews 12:14-16, “Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled; Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.” Somebody is always watching you and me. The world sees so many greedy TV evangelists, fallen pastors in the news and phony Christians who live worldly lives. The Bible says that without seeing us live a holy life, the lost world won't see the Lord.
“My destination is not based upon how I live my life, it's on whom that I trust to save me.” —Pastor Ralph “Yankee” Arnold, 'Is Salvation Forever?'
The world is our mission field! It is ridiculous that tens of thousands of young people go to Bible college, then go on deputation to convince churches to financially support their work in some foreign country as a missionary. Yet the biggest mission field is right here in the United States! It is tragic! Churches feel some sense of self-worth because they are paying a missionary to win five people to Christ in 10 years. Meanwhile millions of Americans are going to Hell and the churches couldn't care less about winning them to Christ. Does that make any sense to you friend? We need missionaries right here!!!

The mission field is right here, right outside our front door, everywhere we go!

You Don't Have To Forsake Your Sinning To Receive God's Gift Of Eternal Life

Proverbs 28:13, “He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.

This Bible verse (our text passage above) is oftentimes misquoted in a foolish attempt to justify “Lordship salvation. I learned a great truth about Bible study from Pastor Curtis Hutson (1935-1995). You never use an obscure passage of Scripture to contradict a clear one. We have the entire Gospel of John and Romans 4:1-7 which very plainly teach that salvation is obtained freely by God's undeserving grace through childlike faith WITHOUT WORKS in Jesus Christ. A man's faith is counted for righteousness (Romans 4:5). Did you understand that: A MAN'S FAITH IS COUNTED FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS!!!

Ephesians 2:8-10, “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. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

I marvel that in view of such plain Bible passages that Calvinists (which includes the "Lordship" salvation crowd) would also require that a person prove the reality of their faith by living a faithful Christian life. What saith the Scripture? ...

Romans 4:3-7, “For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works, Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.

So what does the Bible mean in Proverbs 28:13, “He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.Does this verse teach that we cannot be saved unless we forsake a lifestyle of sinning? No, absolutely not, because that would be WORKS! This verse speaks to Christians, not to the unsaved. Getting saved is a legal matter. We are all guilty of breaking God's commandments in the Old Testament (Ecclesiastes 7:20; Romans 3:19-20). There is a penalty for sin, which is death (Romans 6:23). This includes the second death in fire and brimstone (Revelation 20:11-15; 21:8). But God is His love made a way of escape through the cross of Calvary. God sent His only begotten Son, Jesus, into the world. Jesus lived a sinless life and didn't deserve to die. But Jesus died on the cross to pay our debt of sin. He was buried. Three days later He resurrected from the dead bodily by the power of God. This is the Gospel, the Good News (1st Corinthians 15:1-4). Anyone who BELIEVES this Good News is forgiven and has eternal life.

There is something irresistibly tempting to the carnal mind that wants to contribute in some way to God's plan of salvation. Pastor Jack Hyles made these great statements:

“More people will die and burn in Hell, because they're trusting too much!” —Pastor Jack Hyles, “Yea, Yea, And Nay, Nay!

“Everything that's hard and complicated about salvation is God's side of it!” —Pastor Jack Hyles, “Yea, Yea, And Nay, Nay!

The Gospel is very delicate and easily corrupted. Getting saved is very easy, free and simple. Jesus said in John 10:9 that getting saved is as easy as going through a door, and He is the Door. In John 4:13-14 Jesus told the Samaritan woman at Jacob's Well that getting saved is as easy as drinking water, and He is the Water of Life. Jesus said in John 6:51 that getting saved is as easy as eating a piece of bread, and He is the Bread of Life.

Yet, tragically, wicked religious men like Evangelist Ray Comfort complicate the Gospel, saying foolish untrue things like this:

“So if the plane goes down, you'd end up in Hell! There are two things you have to do to be saved. Do you remember what they are? I told you what they are—You've got to repent and trust the Savior! ... God's offering you everlasting life upon your repentance and faith in Christ. Who in his right mind wouldn't say, 'Whoa! That's a good offer!' (The curious woman asks what it means to “repent”?)... Have you ever said you're sorry to someone you did something wrong to? That's all repentance is—You've sinned against God; it's a matter of saying, 'God, I'm sorry,' and then LIVING A LIFESTYLE that proves the reality of your repentance. That's what repentance is, it's a continual thing! God, 'I'm sorry, but I'm not going going to lie or steal or blaspheme Your name ever again. It has that attitude! And the second thing—trust in Jesus!” [emphasis added] —Evangelist Ray Comfort, “I've never killed anyone” (MP3 clip from video).

Does the Bible require “LIVING A LIFESTYLE” to get to Heaven? Is that what the new birth is all about. Let me ask you a question friend—do you have to live any certain way to prove the reality that you are alive as a human being? No, that would be absurd. A human being is either alive or dead. You are either born-again or not saved at all. You don't need to LIVE A LIFESTYLE to prove that you are a child of God. The very idea that a believer needs to do good works to know that they are saved is of the Devil. If you have to look at your life to prove that you're saved, it just proves that you're not! I know I am saved because I believe the Gospel, and God promises to save them that believe (Romans 1:16; 1st Corinthians 1:21).

One of my favorite free grace Gospel preachers is Pastor A. Ray Stanford (1916-2012):

"Any teaching that demands a change of conduct toward either God or man for salvation is to add works or human effort to faith, and this contradicts all Scripture and is an accursed message (Gal. 1:8-9; Deut. 27:18). Study the book of Galatians." —REPENTANCE, Pastor A. Ray Stanford, Chapter 6, 'HANDBOOK OF PERSONAL EVANGELISM'

Again, this following Bible verse does not apply to getting saved. Proverbs 28:13, “He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.If you were required to show forth a desire to stop sinning, or make a commitment to do better and turn away from sinful ways to be saved, then salvation could not be a gift. A gift must remain truly free or else it simply cannot be a gift.Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.Somehow preachers foolishly think that God's gift is different than a human gift. What if I gave you a birthday gift, with the stipulation that you must stop doing certain things that I don't like? Would that truly be a gift? No, no way, it would be an exchange, a trade. Pastor Jack Hyles (1926-2001) made this helpful observation...


Nowhere in the Gospel of John does the inspired Word of God teach us that God will not save someone who refuses to forsake their sinful bad habits. I love something that Pastor Charles Spurgeon said:
“Repentance will not make you see Christ; but to see Christ will give you repentance. You may not make a Christ out of your repentance, but you must look for repentance to Christ. The Holy Ghost, by turning us to Christ, turns us from sin. Look away, then, from the effect to the cause, from your own repenting to the Lord Jesus, who is exalted on high to give repentance.” [emphasis added] —Pastor Charles Spurgeon; “All Of Grace,” Chapter 11 - “Alas! I Can Do Nothing
I love that quote! Pastor Spurgeon clearly understood that we don't have to turn away from our sinful ways to be saved; but rather, the Holy Spirit begins the work of sanctification in the life of every child of God (John 17:17) to turn us away from sin (Hebrews 12:6-8). This doesn't mean we will be perfect, nor does it mean that a professed Christian who sins is not really saved, God forbid. It simply means that God is not an absent parent and He scourges and chastises His children when we disobey (Hebrews 12:6-8). The Apostle Paul said that he struggled with sin all the time (Romans 7:14-25). Every believer struggles with sin.

Right doctrine matters! Heresy has crept unawares into most churches today. "Lordship" salvation is of the Devil. Believers must expose this deadly false teaching which is becoming very popular today in the churches. Pastor Jack Hyles made this great statement:
“God has a special rebuke, again and again and again in the Bible, toward those people who keep their neutrality in the work of God!” —SOURCE: Dr. Jack Hyles, a quote from the great MP3 sermon, “Where Were You In The Battle?
The Bible clearly defines the Gospel for us, so there is no need to guess. "Lordship" salvation is clearly a violation of the Gospel as taught in 1st Corinthians 15:1-4. and is another gospel which is accursed by God (Galatians 1:6-9). Dear reader, you DON'T have to forsake sinful behavior to be saved, because eternal life is a free gift from God, which Jesus has already paid for with His precious blood (1st Peter 1:18-19). Jesus is precious!!!

Understanding Predestination

The following helpful information is taken from Pastor A. Ray Stanford's (1916-2012) excellent book, "Personal Evangelism Handbook."
CHAPTER XX - Understanding Predestination

BIBLICAL DOCTRINE: “God is absolutely sovereign, and in His sovereignty gave man a free will to accept or reject the salvation that He has provided. It is God's will that all would be saved and that none should perish. God foreknows but does not predetermine any man to be condemned. God permits man's destiny to depend upon man's choice” (Florida Bible College Doctrinal Statement, Point Four) .

I Tim. 2:4 tells us that God would have all men to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth. God does not predetermine who will believe and who will not believe, but God predetermined what will HAPPEN to the believers and to the unbelievers.

The father who asks the son to mow the yard may have predetermined that if he does, he will reward him, and if he doesn't, he will chasten him. God explains our salvation in this same way . . . that the choice of our salvation is up to us, but He has predetermined the RESULTS of our choices.

Acts 10:34; Eph. 6:9; Col. 3:25; Rom. 2:11; and II Chron. 19:7 all point out clearly that God is no respecter of persons and does not choose one to be saved and one to be lost, but loves all alike. This is certainly clear in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

II Thess. 2:13 says, “But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation THROUGH sanctification of the Spirit AND belief of the truth.” We are made pure and holy by sanctification of the Spirit. Look up the word “holy” in the Strong's Concordance, #37 in the Greek New Testament, and you will find it means to be made “holy, pure, and blameless.” God chose those that believe the truth to be sanctified by the Spirit. But He did NOT choose WHO would believe the truth!

Eph. 1:4 is addressed to those who have received Christ as their Saviour and says that God predetermined all BELIEVERS to be before Him, holy, and without blame. Fatalists believe that this verse is teaching God chooses some to be saved. But the entire epistle of Ephesians is written to those who are already saved (Eph. 1:1), and verse four specifically says this is to those who are already “in Him”- believers who are in Christ. Ephesians 1:13 tells us we heard the Word of truth first; then, by believing, we were sealed with the Holy Spirit.

Romans 8: 29 tells us more about God's foreknowledge, “For whom He did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.” Some take this out of its context and say God chose some and made them to be conformed to the image of His Son, instead of realizing that God FOREKNEW those who would believe and predestinated the BELIEVERS to be conformed to the image of His Son. He did not predetermine WHO would believe. He predetermined what would happen to those who did believe. I Peter 1: 2 also tells us we are chosen according to God's foreknowledge of who would believe.

God has a faculty that people do not have. He can see the future perfectly. Perhaps this is because God is “timeless,” and therefore is actually living in the future as well as in the present. If we could see into the future and know exactly what things would take place, we could tell people what would happen in the future . . . not that we would MAKE these things happen . . . but simply that we would KNOW what will happen.

God does not “decide” who will be saved. God does not “make” any one believe, even though He wants all to believe and be saved. But God, since He can see the future, knows who will believe and who will not believe. Long before I was ever born, God knew I would decide to trust Christ as my Saviour. But this “foreknowledge” of His did not CAUSE me to trust Christ as my Saviour.

In Matt. 23:37 we find that Christ looked over Jerusalem and said that He would have gathered them together many times, but the people would not receive Him. God did not make these people reject Him. In fact, it is God who is desiring them to accept Him. But it is the people who would not, by their own free will and choice.

Our salvation comes through OUR OWN belief. The Bible is full of Scriptures that point this out. Rom. 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....” I Cor. 1:21, “For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that BELIEVE.” John 3: 18, “He that BELIEVETH ON HIM is not condemned: but he that BELIEVETH NOT is condemned already, because he hath not BELIEVED in the Name of the only begotten Son of God.” See also Habakkuk 2:4; Luke 7:50; Matt. 15:28; Psalm 119:173; Jude, vv. 10, 16-19; Psalm 119:30; Gen. 6:12; Isa. 29:13; John 17:8; Hos. 4:6; Isa. 55:1.

II Peter 3:9 says God is “not willing that ANY should perish, but that ALL should come to repentance (change of mind).”

Luke 2:10-The angel told us that the good news would be to ALL people, not to a limited number.

FATALIST POSITION: Many fatalists teach that faith is a gift of God and that God would have to “give” you the faith in order for you to believe. But God gives everyone the ability to believe (faith). Man may exercise this ability in any direction. Man can have faith in Buddha, Mohammed, or any cult or sect . . . and by their same definition, this would be a God-given ability to believe (faith) in Buddha, etc., as well as Christ. The faith we placed in the Lord Jesus Christ to save us COULD have been placed in Mohammed. The CHOICE was left up to us.

Some fatalists use the “sign theory,” trying to take contradictory statements and make them seem not to be contradictory. They place a sign over heaven saying, “Whosoever will may come.” But after you get to heaven you see the reverse side of the sign which says, “Chosen in Him before the foundation of the world.” (This, of course, is only a partial quotation of Scripture, and you just studied the answer to these-the answer is that BELIEVERS are chosen to be before the Lord, holy and blameless someday.) The fatalists say, “We do not understand it,” and they think this explains it.

This “sign theory” cannot be true because you would have to place the same sign over hell in the same way, saying, “Whosoever rejects Christ goes to hell,” and on the other side of the sign you would have to place, “Chosen to go to hell from the foundation of the world.” The reverse side of this sign would be just as unscriptural as the reverse side of the one over heaven.

IN CONCLUSION: “WHOSOEVER shall call upon the Name of the Lord shall be saved” (Romans 10:133.

Praise the Lord that our God is truly one of love, and who offers, “And ye shall seek Me, and find Me, when ye shall search for Me with all your heart” ( Jeremiah 29: 13) . Psalm 107:9 says, “For He satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.”

There is no person who has ever lived on the face of the earth that the Holy Spirit of God hasn't worked with continually, showing the person the truths of God. Christ in John 16:8 says the Holy Spirit convicts the world (every body) of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. No one can stand before God and say he didn't have the opportunity to hear the truth. “For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead; so that they are WITHOUT EXCUSE” (Rom. 1:20). “For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to ALL MEN” (Titus 2:11).

SOURCE: http://www.freegraceresources.org/pe20.html

Thank God for Pastor Ray Stanford's testimony and legacy as a fervent soulwinner!

Indifference Is The Devil's Greatest Advantage

Revelation 3:15-18, “I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.

The biggest problem with fundamentalist Christians today is indifference. Here's the difference between APATHY versus INDIFFERENCE:

  • An apathetic person is without feelings, not because they chose to, but because they can't, they are incapable of response.
  • An indifferent person simply doesn't care or isn't concerned, not because they can't, but because they won't.

America's Bible colleges, pastors and churches have become INDIFFERENT. They could care, but they don't! They don't care because of THE LOVE OF MONEY! Luke 16:13, “No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Today's Bible colleges and churches are all about making money to support their salaries. They have mortgages, car payments and medical bills to pay off, so they dare not risk losing financial support by standing for THE TRUTH. It is in their own best interests to go along to get along with false teachers, like the unsaved Calvinists at Bob Jones University, so they don't care!

It is high time for professed Christians to start caring again. Calvinism has crept into churches everywhere and hardly anybody is saying anything negative about it! Well I'm not staying quiet! I am going to expose Calvinism wherever I find it!!! Everywhere I look today I see indifferent pastors and churches. No one seems to give a hoot that Satan has crept unawares into the churches, preaching another gospel which is complicated.

Anyone who tells you that you must “repent and turn away from your sin to be saved” is preaching another gospel. Jesus gave His life on the cross to pay for our sins, so in fact YOU DON'T have to forsake a sinful life to be saved. Christ paid for our sins!!! If you had to give up your sinning to be saved, then salvation would be an exchange, a trade of sorts, and not a free gift.

I was forced out of the shameful Harvest Baptist Church on Guam by Pastor Marty Herron, because I did the right thing by befriending him with THE TRUTH. The same is true of his shameful successor, Gary Walton. Both of these ungodly infidels belong in prison for all the people's lives they have spiritually destroyed by preaching Lordship salvation and bidding Godspeed to Dr. Steve Pettit's Calvinism at Bob Jones University (BJU)!!!

Like the honorable Apostle Paul, I was called their enemy” for trying to help them see the truth. Between 2014 and 2021 I had no church family. I had lost the only church family I had known on Guam. Marty Herron took away my happiness and ruined my life, for which I hope and pray God will punish him harshly (Romans 12:19-21). Galatians 6:7 promises that these wicked false teachers will someday reap the the seeds of evil that they have sown. Calvinism, Devil's Bibles, misunderstood repentance—for these evils and much more, the Bob Jones University camp are GUILTY in the sight of almighty God (Romans 3:4; Galatians 1:6-9). ...


You're Not Saved Unless Wholly Trusting In Jesus' Name

Acts 15:1 and 24, And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the brethren, and said, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved.” ...Forasmuch as we have heard, that certain which went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying, Ye must be circumcised, and keep the law: to whom we gave no such commandment:

I love this simple passage of Scripture. A group of unsaved men came down from the mountains to Jerusalem preaching a counterfeit gospel which requires people to keep the law (i.e., turn away from their sins) to be saved. What saith the Scripture? Romans 3:19-20, “Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.” God's Old Testament law gives all humanity the KNOWLEDGE OF SIN. The Apostle Paul said in Romans 7:13b, that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful.The law gave the world a guilty conscience!!! Could that be why the world hates the Jews so much? God through Israel gave the law to the world, and therefore, guilt. John 7:7, “The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.Jesus is the Living Word (John 1:1-3 and 14, Revelation 19:13); the Bible is the Written Word (Matthew 4:4; Hebrews 4:12).

Dear reader, there is only way way to Heaven, which is through childlike faith in Jesus Christ. Salvation is easy! I am listening to a wonderful sermon right now by Pastor Steven Anderson called: 'SALVATION IS EASY.' If that link goes dead (and YouTube will censor it eventually), you can hear the MP3 here). It is sad that Bible preaching by God's man is being censored and removed from YouTube; while sodomites, feminists and abortionists have complete freedom of speech. God sees that horrible injustice!!! In this sin-sick world today, good is called bad and bad is called good. Isaiah 5:20, “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” This is the Luciferian New World Order cabalist M.O. (Method of Operation). Professor Henry Makow rightly describes this Cabalist M.O:

  • Destroy while convincing you that it's for your own good. Destroy the economy. It's for your own good.
  • Convince women to squander their most fertile years pursuing career and free sex because it's "empowering."
  • Convince western nations to destroy their racial and cultural heritage because, "Diversity is our Strength."
  • Destroy gender identity and promote homosexual dysfunction to children in the name of tolerance. "Love is Love." It's "progressive."
  • Cabalists create false reality to suit their perversion. That's why they own the mass media. It's their Black Magick.
  • The scamdemic is part of a larger pattern. We are under occult assault. READ MORE

Satan is the god of this world and he has everything backwards nowadays. Instead of having one Holy Bible, we've got literally hundreds of English versions to choose from. That is Satan's doing, not God (1st Corinthians 14:33). The Devil has young people confused about their gender. God created every human being as either male or female, nothing in between!!! God doesn't make mistakes. If you live next to a leaking nuclear reactor, or are the victim of mad scientists tampering with life, that is not God's fault. Don't blame God for man's evil and incompetence!!!

Likewise, the Devil has most people confused about how to get to Heaven. I triple-dog dare you to go on the internet and find out what singer Amy Grant believes about salvation. Good luck, because you won't find anything! Miss Grant is a horrible role model to younger women. Like nearly all other celebrities in these ungodly times, Amy Grant dares not offend the sodomite community, so she twists the Word of God around to say that God welcomes homosexuals as much as anyone into His love.

Although it is true that God loves everyone, and God will save the vilest sinner who trusts in Jesus Christ as Savior, it is also true that God will NEVER accept the person of the wicked!!! Homosexuality is a horrible sin which God will NEVER accept. No homosexual can be completely right with God as long as they commit such a wicked sin, but God WILL save them regardless if they place their trust in Jesus Christ. Yes, a practicing homosexual CAN be eternally saved and know it right away. That is because forgiveness of sin and eternal life is a free gift from God, which Christ paid for on the cross with His blood (1st Peter 1:18-19). Anyone who receives Christ's sacrifice on the cross as payment for their sins is saved.

Salvation is easy!!! Getting saved is as easy as going through a door (John 10:1). Getting saved is as easy as drinking some water. John 4:13-15, “Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.Getting saved is as easy as eating a piece of bread (John 6:32-35).

Dear friend, you are not saved unless you are wholly trusting Jesus. If you think that salvation can be lost you are not saved. It is because you foolishly think there is something that you must do to stay saved, or maintain your status of being saved, or to prove that your faith is genuine. If you think any of those things you are not saved!!! Only those who completely REST wholly in Jesus' precious name are saved. ...

My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus Christ, my 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.

I was saved at age 13 long ago. I am now 54 years young...lol. I have been a child of God for 41 years. I have never thought for one second that I must do something to make sure that I'm really saved. I have never tried to live above sin (as Steve Pettit wickedly peaches at Bob Jones University) to prove that I am really saved. Such thinking is of the Devil. Calvinists like Ray Comfort, Steve Pettit, Gary Walton, Paul Washer, Chuck Phelps, Marty Herron and John MacArthur cause people to needlessly live in uncertainty, fear and worry. These wicked false teachers all tell people that they must turn away from sinful ways to be saved, or to prove that their faith is genuine. The proof that my faith is genuine in God's sight is my FAITH itself!!! 

The Apostle James speaks about being justified in the sight of men in James 2:18-21, not God; but the Apostle Paul speaks about being justified in the sight of God by faith alone in Romans 4:1-6. Pilgrim's Progress author, John Bunyan, made this very helpful statement:

“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.” —John Bunyan (1628-1688)

Amen brother! Amen!!! I couldn't have said it any better. Wow! John Bunyan was eloquent with his words. What a great statement! Getting saved is free, simple and easy. A lot of people would get saved today if they just knew how simple it really is to be saved. Most people think it is harder than it is to get to Heaven. Corrupt Bible colleges and apostate churches complicate God's plan of salvation, making salvation much harder than it truly is. Jesus said that His yoke is easy, and His burden is light (Matthew 11:29-30). There is nothing light or easy about having to give up your sinful ways to receive God's free gift. How could it be a gift if you must exchange your sinful bad habits to get it? Obviously it couldn't, because you are being asked to give up something to get it!!! Beware of lying preachers!!! God's gift of eternal life is unconditional. You just need to know what you're being saved from. You must know that you're a guilty sinner and the penalty for those sins is eternal punishment in Hell fire (Romans 6:23; Revelation 21:8).

You're not saved unless wholly trusting in Jesus' name. Please don't add water baptism, because if you do you won't be allowed into Heaven. Please don't follow the demonic Church of Christ (COC) like singer Amy Grant does, because if you do you won't be allowed into Heaven. COC falsely requires that you repent of all your sins, make public confession of Christ and partake of water baptism. None of those three things are necessary to get to Heaven. The Apostle Peter was ashamed of Christ, even denying Him three times and cursing His name. Many of the chief rulers were saved, but refused to publicly confess Christ for fear of persecution (John 12:42-43). No one in the Old Testament was water baptized, yet Acts 10:43 says they were all saved through faith in Christ. The only thing that you must do to get to Heaven is BELIEVE ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST (Acts 16:30-31).

Don't Be Too Hard On Yourself Or God

Acts 16:16-31, “And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying: The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation. And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour. And when her masters saw that the hope of their gains was gone, they caught Paul and Silas, and drew them into the marketplace unto the rulers, And brought them to the magistrates, saying, These men, being Jews, do exceedingly trouble our city, And teach customs, which are not lawful for us to receive, neither to observe, being Romans. And the multitude rose up together against them: and the magistrates rent off their clothes, and commanded to beat them. And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely: Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks. And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed. And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled. But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are all here. Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas, 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.”

I woke up today and started to become a bit frustrated. I got frustrating because since 2015 Google has been censoring my website articles, reducing my web traffic by 85%. I began to complain to God, asking Him if I am wasting my time. I became frustrated realizing that all my labors are being cast aside and countered by Google, rendered ineffective for no other reason than they don't like what I am preaching! But then the indwelling Holy Spirit reminded me of a Scripture passage we learned about in church last Sunday. By the way, everyone needs to attend a local Bible-believing church. Amen!

I thought about our text passage from Acts 16:16-31. The disciples were doing something good—they were soulwinning, preaching the Gospel to the lost. When a woman who had been exploited by wicked men because of her soothsaying abilities got saved, she was no longer of use to them. Consequently, those wicked men were able to convince the local ungodly authorities to have the disciples arrested, beaten stripped of their clothes and thrown into prison! Think about that. The local authorities didn't care about the afflicted woman who had been exploited by wicked men. No, they only cared about the pimps who used her! Unbelievable!!! We see that type of wickedness much today in America. It doesn't matter that preachers are getting people saved and lives are being changed for good, big tech social media companies are censoring God-fearing preachers who tell THE TRUTH.

As I pondered this matter of Google censoring my ministry by 85%, the Lord comforted my heart. His blessed Holy Spirit told me not to be so hard on myself or Him. I'm not the first preacher who has been censored...lol. Pilgrim's Progress John Bunyan (1628-1688) was locked up in prison for 12 years for preaching the Gospel. Contrary to the demonic health, wealth and prosperity preaching of Benny Hinn, Joyce Meyer, Joseph Prince, Joel Osteen and Pat Robertson, the Bible says in Hebrews 11:37b that some Christians were SAWN ASUNDER for their faith!!! 2nd Timothy 3:12 guarantees that if you live godly in Christ Jesus, YOU WILL SUFFER PERSECUTION!!!

As I pondered these easily forgotten truths in the Bible, I thanked God for using a broken humble sinner like me to help reach others as an ambassador of God (2nd Corinthians 5:18-21). Acts 17:32, “And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked: and others said, We will hear thee again of this matter.” I love that Bible verse! As the Apostle Paul preached the truth unto the men at Athens, Greece, some mocked him while others listened attentively with curiosity. They even asked Paul to explain it to them again!!!

The Lord encouraged my soul today concerning being censored by Google. The disciples were also censored. They were physically assaulted, beaten and thrown into prison. I heard a beautiful and very needful sermon last night by Pastor Steven Anderson called: “ONLY ONE VIEWPOINT IS ALLOWED.” Please listen to this message! The video is now safely on the BannedPreaching website, because YouTube banned it! It is a crying shame that a website would even have to exist called, “BannedPreaching.” I love Pastor Steven Anderson as my dear brother in Christ and that he is a faithful truth-teller!

In the preceding needful sermon Brother Anderson wisely explains that the Devil doesn't want people to get saved. The Bible teaches this in 2nd Corinthians 4:3-4. Satan blinds men's minds, lest they see the truth of the Gospel and be converted into the Kingdom of God. It is for this reason that Satan doesn't want people to hear the message of preachers like myself and Pastor Anderson. We are VOICES for God. John 12:17, “The people therefore that was with him when he called Lazarus out of his grave, and raised him from the dead, bare record. For this cause the people also met him, for that they heard that he had done this miracle. The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Perceive ye how ye prevail nothing? behold, the world is gone after him.Amen! I love that.

The Pharisees were plotting to silence the blessed Savior, but the more they tried the more popular Jesus became! Therefore, I know that if God be for me, no man can stop my preaching!!! Google can continue to censor my ministry, but God is still on His throne. Wicked men censored, banned and persecuted the disciples of Jesus. In John 15:19 Jesus exhorts every believer to keep in mind that if the world hated Him, so also will they hate us as His disciples!!! John 7:7 says the world cannot hate us as believer; but rather, they hate Jesus because through the Word of God He testified against the wickedness of the world, and they despise that (John 3:20). 

So please don't be too hard on yourself or God dear saint of God, when persecution comes, because the world persecuted our dear Savior. The world nailed Him to a cross. I read a great quote today on social media...

“A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular.” —Adlai Ewing Stevenson, 23rd U.S. Vice President

Jesus spoke THE TRUTH, for which the world nailed God to a cross! 2nd Corinthians 5:19, “To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.” God was in Christ, as we just read (1st Timothy 3:16; Colossians 2:9 - All Scriptures references are only to the inspired King James Bible). The Godhead indwelt the fleshly body of the man Jesus (John 1:1-3, 14). What a great God and Savior!!!

I also saw something beautiful on the BannedPreaching website, which is that you can DOWNLOAD THEIR ENTIRE WEBSITE'S CONTENT with just one click (you will need 770 GB of free hardrive disk space. That's almost a terabyte!!! You can buy a 5 TB USB hardrive on Amazon fairly inexpensive. I have that exact hardrive which I use on my laptop.

Dear reader, we are on the winning side in Jesus Christ (Romans 8:37). Bible prophecy is history written in advance. We are blessed to read in the Bible about events that haven't even happened yet, in past tense. How awesome is that!!! Despite our problems, pain, burdens and heartaches in this temporary world, we already KNOW that Christ has won the war and we are on His side by the blood of the Lamb. Revelation 12:11, “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.Everything that Christ has accomplished is only by His precious blood which was shed on Calvary's cross and sprinkled upon the heavenly Mercy Seat (Hebrews 9:12, 22-24; 12:24). THANK YOU JESUS!!!

So don't be too hard on yourself oh saint of God! The world WILL despise and hate you. Jesus said they WILL deliver us up to the courts to be prosecuted as saints. In fact, Jesus foretells of the time when Christian will be martyred for their faith. Matthew 24:9, “Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake. How are we supposed to respond to that? John 16:33, “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. Keep your head high oh Christian, and let God's love shine on your face for Him!!!

Now, I'm not talking about the fake apostate Hillsong church today with their sycophantic worship! Those yardbirds are a disgrace if ever there was one. Their gospel message is intentionally vague, welcoming and affirming sodomites in their unrepentant state, calling them righteous children of God. Hillsong's greedy leaders deliberately blur the lines between truth and lies, between righteousness and unrighteousness, between saved and unsaved. As the churches become more worldly, so is the world becoming more churchy! Proverbs 24:24-25, “He that saith unto the wicked, Thou are righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him: But to them that rebuke him shall be delight, and a good blessing shall come upon them.”

I'm talking about genuine Bible Christendom. 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. Have you been BORN-AGAIN dear reader? That is the $64,000 question. You were born the first time from your mother's womb. That is the birth by water (flesh) which Jesus speaks of in John 3:6, “That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Some corrupt preachers errantly teach that the “water” in John 3:5 refers to water baptism. Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. Here we see that “water” and “flesh” are synonymous. You and I spent 9 months forming in our mother's water bag (i.e., born of water) in her womb. This is the first (physical) birth).

Now there is a second birth by the Spirit (i.e., God's Holy Spirit). God desires to save all humanity (2nd Peter 3:9). I don't care how vile, wicked and contemptible you may be or think of yourself, God loves you oh sinner and He wants to save you, so says the Scripture:

Romans 5:6-9, “For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. 

Christ died for THE UNGODLY (you, me and all mankind). We are all wicked sinners (Romans 3:10-23). There is NONE righteous, no not one. Ecclesiastes 7:20, “For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.There is a penalty for our sins, which is DEATH (Romans 6:23). The Bible speaks of a second death (Revelation 21:8b), which is eternal separation of our body, soul and spirit from God in a Lake of Fire and Brimstone, being tormented by God in fire forever and ever without rest (2nd Thessalonians 1:8-9; Revelation 20:11-15). That is the BAD NEWS!

The GOOD NEWS is that God loves you friend. In fact, God loves you so much that He was willing to die for you! God came down to earth, born of a virgin as a man. Jesus lived a sinless life. He was crucified on a cross for our sins, paying our debt of sin that we simply could not afford to pay. If we were to pay for our sins, we would have to be punished in the fires of Hell forever!!! That may be difficult to accept, but it is what the Bible teaches. Don't try to figure God out dear friend, just trust His Word that He has recorded. John 5:39-40, “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.” If you simply come to Jesus as a guilty sinner, BELIEVING that He is the Christ, the only begotten (biological) Son of God, receiving His sacrifice on the cross as payment for your sins, and believing that Christ was buried but is risen from the dead, YOU ARE SAVED!!!

The very second that you put your FAITH (trust, confidence, rest) in Jesus Christ, God performs a supernatural miracle by which you are instantly made a born-again child of God. God's Holy Spirit comes to live inside of you. THIS IS THE NEW BIRTH!!! God is born in you! Isn't that beautiful? Sure it is. When you were born the first time (physically), you were born into God's creation; but when you get born for the second time (spiritually), God is born into you! 1st John 3:24, “And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.”

I hope you enjoyed learning those Bible truths. I always enjoy teaching them! As a born-again child of God I greatly desire to preach the truth of the Gospel to get more people saved. So it greatly frustrates me when the Devil's crowd censors the truth. The Bible says in 1st Corinthians 1:18 that THE PREACHING OF THE CROSS IS FOLLISHNESS TO THEM THAT BELIEVE NOT!!! 1st Corinthians 1:18, “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.” I wish the owners of Google believed the Gospel, but they don't, so to them it is foolish. It is so easy to be saved! Pastor Anderson preached a great sermon recently called, what else: "SALVATION IS EASY." I encourage you to listen to it. God bless you dear reader (and you sincerely are dear to this humble Gospel preacher). THANK YOU for reading my blogs! I love you with God's unconditional love.

Works Do Not Prove The Reality Of The Genuineness Of Your Faith

Galatians 3:1-3, “O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you? This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?

The world is full of false religiousites who do many wonderful works (Matthew 7:21-23). You cannot impress God with your works, not before or after you are saved. If you are trying to prove to God that your faith is genuine by the works that you do, then you truly HAVE NO FAITH!!! The evidence that you are saved is the gift of the blessed indwelling Holy Spirit (1st John 3:24). You cannot prove that your faith is real by doing works!!! IT IS IMPOSSIBLE!!! Faith is faith and works is works.

That is why the Apostle Paul said in Galatians 3:2-3, “This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh? You don't get saved by faith and then prove your faith by works!!! That is exactly the type of thinking which the Apostle is refuting in the Epistle of Galatians!!! 
The Galatian churches had bought into the Devil's mindset that you get saved by faith, but then keep the law to prove that your faith is real. That is the same counterfeit false gospel being preached by Bob Jones University and their corrupt graduates today!!! Paul scolded the Galatian churches for having this perverse mindset, because it is another gospel which cannot produce the new birth in Jesus Christ!

Galatians 3:2-3, “This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?The corrupt Bob Jones University (BJU) camp today deceitfully claim to believe in a salvation by grace alone through faith alone, but then they errantly teach that if you don't do WORKS to prove that you faith is real, you're not saved. That is another gospel. Mark 12:24, “And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God?” Steve Pettit, Marty Herron, Gary Walton, John McArthur and other Bob Jones infidels DO ERROR, BECAUSE THEY KNOW NOT THE SCRIPTURES, NEITHER THE POWER OF GOD!!! Romans 1:16 says that the POWER OF GOD unto salvation is the Gospel, to them who wholly trust in Jesus' name.

The Apostle rebuked the corrupt churches of Galatia for changing the terms of their salvation from that of grace to works. They started out believing the Gospel, but then were deceived by a local religious cult who convinced them to keep the law to prove that their faith is real. This proved that they were never saved at all, because ONCE SAVED, ALWAYS SAVED!!! No one has ever lost God's salvation. You either had it and always will, or else you don't today and never did. Steve Pettit was never saved to begin with. Dr. Pettit is the theologically incompetent president of Bob Jones University today (since 2014). Please read here what Steve Pettit horribly preaches at BJU chapel. Our Baptist churches are in pathetic shape today. Evidence of what I say is that they bid Godspeed to the shameful Bob Jones crowd.


The Often Misunderstood Epistle Of James

Now, in the Epistle of James the Apostle teaches that our faith is justified IN THE SIGHT OF MEN ONLY, but never God. The Bob Jones camp attach works to faith, which is another gospel. 
James 2:17-24, “Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect? And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God. Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.”
A very important rule to follow when interpreting the Bible is to NEVER use an obscure passage to contradict a clear one. This is where many Bible students go astray while attempting to interpret the Word of God. A perfect example of this Bible study principle is this obscure passage in James 2:17-24. We know it is obscure because there is so MUCH theological debate over what it means. But we have rock solid passages of Scripture in the Gospel of John and Romans 4:1-6 which plainly declare that God's imputed righteousness is WITHOUT WORKS (Romans 4:5b). That doesn't only exclude works at the time of salvation, but works at any time in a saint's life.

Carefully notice that James says “SHEW ME” and “I WILL SHEW THEE.” James 2:18 that the Apostle says, “Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.” This has nothing to do with being justified in the sight of almighty God. Proof of what I say is the book of Romans, in which the Apostle Paul makes it very clear that men are justified in the sight of God WITHOUT WORKS:
Romans 4:3-7, “For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works, Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.”
It is a folly to teach that we are saved by faith alone, but then works are required to prove that our faith is real faith. What such incompetent preachers are effectively doing is redefining faith to mean works. Think about that! If I must do works to prove that I have faith, how is that not righteousness by keeping the deeds of the law? It is one and the same!

I know what I am talking about dear friend. I know because I have been saved now for 41 years (since age 13 in 1980) and I've been around the block a few times! I know because I have spent my life studying false religion and the truth of God's inspired Word. The Devil's lies of Calvinism (i.e., the teachings of an infidel named John Calvin, 1509-1564) have crept unawares into our churches today. “Lordship” salvation is nothing more than Calvinism repackaged! Miss Ellen G. White (legendary prophetess of Seventh-Day Adventism) preaches the SAME false understanding of faith to mean works as does Dr. Steve Pettit (president of Bob Jones University). I just wrote an article exposing Chuck Phelps (senior pastor of the Colonial Hills Baptist Church in Indianapolis, Indiana). These ungodly false prophets have corrupted the Word of God, perverting God's grace by redefining faith to mean works, and in so doing have cast stumbling blocks before the people!!!


Works Do Not Prove The Reality Of The Genuineness Of Our Faith

Galatians 3:1-3, “O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you? This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?Paul wanted to know how they got saved. That is, how did they become indwelt by the Holy Spirit of God? Was it by keeping the works of the law (i.e., turning away from your sinful ways)? Or did you get saved simply by BELIEVING the Gospel when you heard it preached? The latter is God's plan of salvation. The former is damnation!!!

The Gift Of Eternal Life Is Wrapped In The Wonderful Package Of Jesus

Romans 5:18, “Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gi...