God Is A Scary Person To Mess With

Job 9:1-3, “Then Job answered and said, I know it is so of a truth: but how should man be just with God? If he will contend with him, he cannot answer him one of a thousand.”

Psalms 50:22, “Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.”

Isaiah 45:9, “Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker!  Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth.  Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou?  or thy work, He hath no hands?”

Isaiah 64:8, “But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.”

2nd Timothy 2:13, “If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.

These are but a few of umpteen Scripture passages I could show you, warning us that we cannot win out in the end by having a rebellious attitude toward God. Job said that even if a man were to contend with God in a thousand debates, he could not win even one time. God makes no mistakes! Nothing ever occurs to God. Everything that God does is right.

Our Creator is a good God. A person can merely observe nature and the universe and see the goodness of God. The fraudulent theory of evolution could not have accomplished all the goodness in our world. It is shameful that NASA, who are supposed to be so smart, are some of the dumbest people in history. NASA think the moon formed from two big space rocks colliding. What saith the Scripture? Psalms 8:3, “When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; God made the moon, not some asteroids crashing into each other as NASA foolishly suggests. NASA are atheists!

Romans 8:32 teaches, “He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?” Yet, in Luke 16:19-31 the formerly rich man in Hell could not even receive a single drop of water to quench his burning tongue in the flames. Abraham told him there was no way possible. Once a person dies in their sins and goes to Hell, all hope is gone forever!!!

Please don't let that happen to you dead reader. If you are reading my blog you are still alive, which means it is not too late. But if you delay getting born-again, playing a deadly game of Russian Roulette with your eternal destiny, then you may suddenly end up in the Lake which burneth with fire and brimstone, which is the second death (Revelation 21:8). Literally, you will be burning in scorching volcanic lava.

God will either give you ALL THINGS as His redeemed and adopted child; or else God won't even give you a drop of water as you burn in Hell forever. That is scary! Dear reader, you don't need to be afraid of God if you obey Him. But if you are incorrigible (i.e., a person who refuses to be corrected), then you will find yourself burning in Hell some day. If you think this earth is a form of Hell, you are woefully mistaken, unless you have ever been burned alive in a literal fire! Hell is no joke. Your friends won't be partying in Hell. No one is laughing in Hell!!!

I sincerely hope that you have already taken this matter of Hell very seriously, because it is 100% Biblical. Any child can read in Revelation 20:11-15 about the Lake of Fire.” Revelation 20:15, “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” If you are one of those people who thinks that God didn't mean what He said, all I can say is: “Good luck with that!” Unless the Holy Bible says otherwise, I take it literally at face value (and so should you friend). God said what He meant, and He meant what He said.

Many people laugh and mock the Biblical warning of a literal place called Hell. Even some professed Christians deny that Hell burns with fire. But are you willing to take that monumental risk? Are you willing to bet on that arbitrary assumption and take that foolish chance? Not me, no way, I got saved when I was 13 years old. Pastor Curtis Hutson got saved at age 11. Pastor Steven Anderson got saved at age 6. In fact, 85% of Christians got saved before age 18. Once a person reaches age 70, their odds of getting saved has dropped down to a woeful 4%. In other words, now is the accepted time for salvation. Please don't delay another day.

God is faithful. 2nd Timothy 2:13, “If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.” If a person ends up in Hell, they won't be able to blame God. Salvation is a gift from God. It is totally free. You don't have to do anything to have that gift except take it by faith alone in the GOOD NEWS that Jesus is the Christ. who died on the cross to pay for our sins, was buried and three days later He bodily resurrected from the dead. That is THE GOSPEL (1st Corinthians 15:1-4). BELIEVE IT oh sinner and you are saved!!!
Psalms 9:17, “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.”

You Don't Have To Pray Long For God To Help You

Matthew 6:7-8, But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

There is a very important principle taught in this passage of Scripture about praying. Jesus Himself tells us that we need not pray for a lengthy time, nor ask Him 50 times, for God to help us with personal needs. The reason why is because God already knows our needs. The Lord even knows the number of hairs upon our hair, which changes moment by moment throughout each day (I started losing my hair at age 25). Praise God anyhow!!! Luke 12:7, “But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.

I find it interesting that Jesus was well acquainted with the phony religious group. I mean, He had their number. Jesus fully understood how shallow, empty and how that in vain they worship God. They draw nigh unto God with their mouths, but their heart is far from Him. In August of 2022, after begging in three written letters if the pastors of Campus Church at Pensacola Christian College would please allow me to just attend their church, they refused. Pastor Jeff Redlin cruelly turned me away, banning me from Campus Church, because I criticized them in my frustration on social media (after Jeff Redlin mistreated me as a divorced person, making rude and insensitive remarks toward me).

I kindly offered to stop criticizing them, if they'd just show some love and mercy, and give me a second chance to attend Campus Church. They cold-heartedly refused. The truth dear friend is that if Jeff Redlin and PCC leaders (whom I also mailed a letter to in July of 2022) were right with God, they would welcome me back to church whether I remove my criticisms against them or not. Going to church should not be conditional. People need church! Sadly, PCC leaders and pastors are behaving like spoiled children, brats, yuppies, shallow and woefully lacking compassion for individual people. The love of money is all that matters to PCC leadership. God's wrath is upon them (Matthew 7:1-2). They have gotten way to comfortable at PCC, which should be renamed to Pensacola Comfortable College.

I love what Jesus said, and I think of this passage each time I go to pray. Matthew 6:7-8, But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him. God already knows what you need. Just pray and then have faith in God, trusting Him. If you think that you are more likely to receive God's help by praying over and over and over all day long, then you are greatly in error my friend in your thinking. Jesus plainly told us to just ask God for what we need, one time is fine, and then trust the Lord.

Having said that, I don't think it is wrong, nor do I think that God will get upset with you, if you pray repeatedly for something. In fact, that is exactly what God wants you to do in some situations. In Luke 18:1-8 we read the parable of The Unjust Judge And The Widow. She kept coming back, bugging him to avenge her. The Bible says he was an unjust judge. In other words, he couldn't have cared less about this widow. She meant nothing to him. But she still got justice from the judge! She got what she wanted because of her persistence, her importunity. There will be times when we need to pray through the night for God to answer. We may need to fast and pray until the light breaks through. How do you know when to pray importune prayers. That's easy, when God doesn't answer the first time.

I think the main point that Jesus is trying to make in Matthew 6:7-8 is that we are not earning an answer to prayer. God is not an ATM machine. God is not a vending machine, where you put a prayer in the slot and always get some in return. Most of my prayers do not get answered. But that's okay. I stopped looking for answers to prayer many years ago. What I do is simply pray, and then trust God. Whatever happens, God cannot come back later and accuse me of not asking for His help, wisdom and blessings.

I do believe that is exactly how God wants us to pray, based upon Philippians 4:6-7, “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Once I have asked God for something (and prayer is asking), I claim the perfect peace of God which passeth all human understanding. If you're like me, most things don't make any sense most of the time, so I have to just pray and trust God; or else I'd go bonkers with religious scrupulosity and frustration.

So when you need something from God, just ask Him and then know that the Lord is on the case, working on your behalf. If things don't work out, PRAISE THE LORD ANYHOW!!! Please don't ever place God on trial as the heathen world does. God deserves better than that. I agree with Pastor Curtis Hutson, who said that if we could see all that God sees (i.e., the big picture), we would never question the way He answers our prayers again. I fully agree!!! As famous country singer Garth Brooks sings: Thank God For Unanswered Prayer!!!

If you are praying for a family member, or a friend, then you will need to spend some serious time praying. You don't need to get down on your knees (which can be very uncomfortable and distracting for older folks like me...lol). GOD SEES YOUR HEART!!! It is our relationship with God as His redeemed and adopted child that matters the most, and not the rituals of praying and fasting and daily devotions that we think impresses the Lord so much. I know carnally-minded believers who get up every morning at 4:30 am for daily devotions. She is faithful to attend a local Baptist church. Sadly, these very things of religious devotion blind her from the backslidden condition of her heart. This same woman harbors hostility against her former husband, whom she chose to divorce many years ago. She sasses him, uttering her disrespectful words, childish contempt and false accusations toward him. Is she right with God. No, not by a longshot. In fact, she has seven layers of hubris (extreme pride) that needs to be stripped away, which requires time. She is in no spiritual condition to get remarried.

My prayer life is a life of prayer. I don't play prayer games by repeating a few words at certain times of the day. Hey, if that floats your boat, good for you. But I pray all the time, as the Bible teaches in 1st Thessalonians 5:16-18, “Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” Like most prayers, I used to just quote the verse I wanted, without looking at the surrounding text as well. Carefully notice that we are exhorted to “REJOICE EVERMORE (i.e., rejoice all the time no matter what happens in life. Praise God anyhow. Give the Lord a sacrifice of praise).

And then please notice verse 18, “IN EVERYTHING GIVE THANKS.” I guarantee you that if you are a sourpuss who is always complaining, that you aren't an active praying Christian. And if you don't maintain a thankful heart (The Gratitude Attitude) toward God, I pretty much already know that you are not a thankful saint. I could have just as easily quoted verse 19 too, telling us not to QUENCH THE SPIRIT (i.e., God's Holy Spirit). When we fail to praise God in bad situations, and we fail to give thanks in every thing (the Bible says “in” not “for” every thing), and we do not pray about everything, we quench the power of God in our life. James 4:6b warns that “God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.

That is how I know that Pastor Jeff Redlin and PCC leadership are not praying people, because they lack gratitude and praise for God's blessings. When I attended Campus Church last year, they sang a bunch of pretty religious music, but the presence and power of the Holy Spirit was not present. Should it surprise anyone that they won't even permit me to come back to church? If they truly were thankful, then they would compliment my website ministry instead of criticizing and putting me down. In July of 2021, the pastors at PCC falsely accused me of “finding weaknesses in preachers.” Jeff Redlin contacted me. That is a blatant lie they told. THE TRUTH is that I am doing what they are either too lazy, too wicked or too inept to do, which is to earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints (Jude 1:3). Preachers who preach another gospel must be rebuked sharply (Titus 1:13-14; 2nd Corinthians 11:3-4).

Do you know why I am thankful for Pastor Steven Anderson's ministry? It is because I have a humble and thankful heart full of praise for God, and that compels me to love THE TRUTH. ...
“I believe that the reason why I'm being banned and censored is that the truth is powerful. And wicked people are afraid of the truth, because it just takes one beam of light to cut through the darkness that's been created in these areas. The truth is so powerful, it can in just one fell swoop overturn decades of brainwashing. ...if the truth is heard, it will bear fruit. God's Word is not going to return void.” —Pastor Steven L. Anderson, “The Dechristianization Of Our Nation
That is the same reason why I have been permanently banned from attending Campus Church at Pensacola Christian College. SHAME on PCC's ungodly leaders! People just want to be loved!!!

Anyway, I hope this blog has been helpful to you dear friend. We all need to pray without ceasing. That means to pray throughout the day as things, people, situations and needs come into your mind. Just take care of it right there and commit the matter to prayer. It might be someone that you remembered who has a sick loved one. It might be something painful from your past. Just pray about it and give your cares and burdens to the Lord. 1st Peter 5:7, “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”

Beware Of False Prophet Pastor John K. Jenkins Sr.

Galatians 1:6-9, “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. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.”

I am heartbroken to learn that Pastor Jenkins Sr. of the First Baptist Church of Glenarden, Maryland, preaches damnable heresy. The following sermon is titled: “EVANGELISM,” which was preached on November 30, 2018. At point # 3 in his sermon, Pastor Jenkins corrupts the Gospel, adding works...
Damnable Heresy Being Preached by Pastor John K. Jenkins Sr.

Nowhere in the inspired Word of God are we taught to "be willing to turn away the way you've been living your life" to get to Heaven, which would be WORKS! I pray that Pastor Jenkins will repent of his false repentance. Former Moody Church pastor, Pastor Harry Ironside (1876-1951) gets repentance 100% correct:
“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: "What Is The Gospel?"
Amen and amen! Pastor Ironside is absolutely correct!

Tragically, at least 90% of America's Baptist pastors today are preaching another gospel, and the people in those messed up churches are okay with it! Jeremiah 5:31, “The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?” Dr. Curtis Hutson (1934-1995) gets Bible repentance for salvation 100% correct...

Pastor Curtis Hutson: I Hate The Repent Of Sins HERESY!

(Pastor Curtis Hutson, 1975)

Dear friend, there are NOT two different Gospels. The Apostle Paul makes this truth abundantly clear in our text passage of Scripture from Galatians 1:6-9. Pastor Curtis Hutson teaches that you don't have to give up one sin to be saved, Christ cam to die on a cross for our sins to pay for them! Yet, Pastor John K. Jenkins Sr. clearly teaches that there can be no regeneration (the new birth) until you first "be willing to turn away the way you've been living your life" to get to Heaven. I triple-dog dare you to show me that bullcrap Pastor Jenkins is preaching from the inspired Holy Bible! You cannot dear reader.

Ironically, Pastor Jenkins says in the preceding sermon that you've got to preach the truth, yet he doesn't even have THE TRUTH! Pastor Jenkins bloviates that he is not ashamed to preach DAMNABLE HERESY, lies that will mess up people's lives and send them to Hell forever!!! You DON'T have to believe AND repent to be born-again. Repentance is automatically included with believing the Gospel.

Mark 1:15, “And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.” The Greek word for “repent” here simple means “to think differently.” The Bible is simply teaching us to think differently to BELIEVE THE GOSPEL to be saved. The only requirement to be saved is to know what you're being saved from, the consequences of sin. Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

Pastor Jenkins used to be doctrinally sound, but then he started hanging around corrupt neo-evangelicals. One healthy person plus one sick person always equals two sick people! The Bible commands us to “come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord” (2nd Corinthians 6:17b). You cannot change a corrupt group, which is why God commands us to leave that group! I am seriously doubting if John K. Jenkins Sr. is saved!!! Pastor Jenkins is preaching the same damnable false meaning of repentance as the Roman Catholic cult, Church of Christ cult, Mormon cultJehovah's Witness cult and Seventh-Day Adventist cult. If you think that repentance means turning away from a lifestyle of sinning, you are in harmony with the Satanic cults!!!

In sharp contrast, here again are the helpful doctrinally sound words of Pastor 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) [emphasis added]
Boy, that is good stuff! Dear reader, the man who BELIEVES on the Lord Jesus Christ has repented. Repentance is not a separate act from placing your childlike faith in Jesus Christ as your personal Savior. 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. 

RIGHT DOCTRINE MATTERS!!!

Dear reader, eternity is a very long time to be wrong on the Gospel. Please don't be a fool, SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES. John 5:39, “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.”

I Counted The Cost And Found It Was Paid In Full

Ephesians 2:7-10, “That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. 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 heard a wonderful sermon quote today...
“Salvation is a gift, paid for by Christ, offered in Love, received through simple faith. But you know the natural man and our natural tendency, is we think we gotta do something (e.g., 'There's no free lunch!'). And even there are those today who say, that: 'We need to count the cost, in order to be saved.' You know what, I've counted the cost and you know what I've found out? It was paid in full! That's the GOOD NEWS! In fact, you can always tell a true Gospel from a false gospel. It's very simple—The true Gospel always points you to CHRIST; The false gospel always points to YOU.” —Pastor Dennis Rokser
I love that! Which preacher says that you must count the cost and pay the price? Well, Calvinist infidel John MacArthur is one of them. Another is the late Billy Graham (1918-2018).

Here are the heretical words of Billy Graham from his website. This is a false Gospel which cannot produce the new birth...
How To Be Sure You're Saved

First, you must recognize your need.

Second, you must understand the cross.

Third, you must count the cost.

He also said, “Which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost? … So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple” (Luke 14:28, 33).

Many people come to Christ without first counting the cost. The cost includes repentance, the forsaking of sin, and a continual, daily, open acknowledgment of Christ in your life.

Fourth, you must take a definite step.

One day at Stanford University, a student of a non-Christian faith came to me and said he was convinced that Jesus is the Son of God but said he couldn’t confess Him publicly. He said that back in his own country the cost socially would be too great.

I had to tell him that the Bible says: “Whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 10:32-33).

Like the rich young ruler of old, the student went away sad. He had counted the cost and was not able to pay the price of open acknowledgment of Jesus Christ as his Savior.

We ask people to make a public confession of Christ in our meetings because Christ demanded a definite commitment. Christ had reasons for demanding that people openly follow Him. He knew that an unwitnessed vow is no vow at all. Until you have surrendered to Christ by a definite act of your will, you are not a Christian.

SOURCE: How to Be Sure You’re Saved | Decision Magazine | BGEA
Billy Graham has horribly confused discipleship with salvation. I love what Pilgrim's Progress author John Bunyan (1628-1688) rightly 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
The apostle Paul writes to the saints in Rome (Romans 1:7). Paul pleads with the saints in Rome to “present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable serviceto the Lord (Romans 12:1-2). Now if discipleship were required to be saved, then these people could not have been saints. The Bible tells us that Paul wrote (under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit) the book of Romans to the saints (meaning they were saved)...
Romans 1:6-8, “Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ: To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.”
They were called to be saints. That doesn't mean that God chose them to salvation. Pastor Ralph Yankee Arnold gets it correct, who said this:
Calvinism lie = They believe because they were chosen.
The truth = We were chosen because we believe!
Billy Graham is corrupted big time! In the same article and link that I just shared with you, Graham teaches that the rich young ruler in Luke 18, “had counted the cost and was not able to pay the price of open acknowledgment of Jesus Christ as his Savior.” That is junk theology ladies and gentlemen!!!

Would you please read John 12:42-43 with me, proving Mr. Graham a fraud... “Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue: For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.” You just read it! Many of the chief rulers believed on Jesus, but due to fear of being kicked out of the synagogue, DIDN'T tell anyone that they were saved. They hid their faith from others.

According to Billy Graham's false Gospel, these men were not saved. According to Billy they weren't willing to pay the price of confessing Christ publicly, so they weren't saved. Isn't that a bunch of nonsense that Billy Graham is dishing out! Billy Graham is paid $633,722 a year, to lead people into the fires of Hell, by getting them to live the Christian life without being born-again!!! Ladies and gentleman, that is a false gospel of works salvation!!! Billy Graham is of the Devil.
In Luke 18 Jesus used the law the way it was intended to be used, that is, as a measuring stick to show this young man that he was not as perfect as he thought. The rich young ruler said to Jesus... ALL THESE [COMMANDMENTS] HAVE I KEPT FROM MY YOUTH UP! Jesus pointed out that he had failed to keep the commandment against covetousness! The Lord WASN'T giving him a plan of salvation; but rather, Jesus was using the law as intended to show the rich young ruler his sinnership, guilt of sin, and total inability to save himself. The END OF THE LAW IS CHRIST (Romans 10:3-4; Galatians 3:24-26).

Here is an excellent rebuttal by Michael Patrick Bowen from his book, “I NEVER KNEW YOU,” of Billy Graham's satanic false gospel that subtly teaches grace plus works for salvation. . .
Billy says that we cannot earn our salvation no matter what we do, no matter how many good deeds we do, but immediately afterward he tells everyone that they must change their behavior, submit their inner wills to Christ, and to stop sinning. He gives verses that tell us to believe on Christ alone and that salvation is a free gift given to us the instant we believe, such as John 3:16 and Ephesians 2:8-9, yet he turns right around and says that we must make a 180-degree change in our direction, that it takes a lot of effort on our part to do these things, and that we should determine with all of our efforts to follow Christ.

He then says that we don’t have the power to follow Christ unless the Holy Spirit enables us to do so. Billy will then usually tell us again that we must commit our lives to Christ and that we must become practicing disciples of Jesus in order to be born again, but at the same time, he knocks everyone off balance when he turns right back around to tell his audience that salvation is free and that it is received by faith alone and that we cannot do a single thing to earn it. Then Billy demands again and again that we must quit sinning in order to be saved, but directly afterward he rotates back and forth from “quit sinning” to “you can do nothing of yourself to earn it.”

He says that salvation is free, but immediately afterward he says that we must carefully consider the costs of following Christ. “Costs” is the opposite of “free,” yet, nobody will dare to question Billy Graham about the validity of what he is saying because he is, in fact, so forceful in his tone of voice and in his facial expressions that I am convinced people are afraid of him. The glare alone from his stern stare that one can easily see in his eyes as they sweep across the masses of people in his audience is enough to keep people from ever questioning the validity of his teachings.
Again and again, Billy says that salvation is not of yourselves, that it is a free gift, but then quickly does a u-turn and makes your salvation dependent upon quitting your sins and devoting your life to discipleship. Then, to make matters worse, Billy makes everlasting life in heaven dependent upon your walking down the isle and making your decision to follow Christ “as your Lord” public. Billy says that Christ will not acknowledge you before His Father if you do not acknowledge Him before other people, which, in context, means that you will not go to heaven unless you tell other people that you have made a decision to follow Christ.

Then Billy will usually tell his audience that salvation is, again, a free gift that cannot be earned no matter what we do. It is, by far, Graham’s terse persona that captivates and influences an audience rather than the Holy Spirit of God. Hypothetically speaking, how would you feel if you were in a car with someone the likes of whom I am about to describe? Imagine you are trying to get somewhere that you’ve never been before and the person next to you says this:
“Okay, take a left, and then take a right, and then stop, back up, take another right. Wait. Take another left. My map is correct! Trust me! Stop. Go right again, then turn left. Can’t you go any faster? Okay, turn right here. Stop. Take a left, then take another left. Wait. Go back. Can’t you do anything right? Start over. Go right, then left, go sharply right now. Stop! Can’t you follow my directions? Back up and take another right. Wait, go left. Trust me, I know where I’m taking you!” That, reader, is the sad yet accurate equivalent of the plan of salvation according to Billy Graham. It will get you nowhere. “There is an increasing number of ‘evangelicals’ today who are preaching that in order for a man to be saved he must not only receive Christ as his Savior, but also must make Him absolute Lord and Master of his life. This doctrine has been termed “Lordship salvation” and has absolutely no support from the Word of God. It is, in fact, another subtle way Satan has invented to get Bible-believing men to add works to salvation without, perhaps, their realizing it, and to do it in such a way that it sounds spiritual and good” (Stanford, 87-88).

We would all agree that quitting sins and bad habits is the right thing to do, and that following Christ and doing the things that He says to do is the right and honorable way to live in every case or situation we might find ourselves in, but quitting your sins and bad habits, as well as following Christ to the best of your ability, are not part of God’s simple plan of salvation. As good as the Christian Lifestyle is, no aspect of it is included in God’s salvation contract with humankind. Living the Christian Lifestyle and doing all of those wonderful deeds that we are supposed to do as born again Christians comes “after” we are saved, not before.

SOURCE: I NEVER KNEW YOU (.pdf), by Michael P. Bowen; by Barbour Books, © 2009; pages 137-138

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e never read a better explanation of what is wrong with Billy Graham's heretical plan of salvation, than what you have just read from Michael P. Bowen. Dear friend, if you try to count the staggering cost of your sins, you will find as I have that it is unpayable! There is no way that you nor I, nor any other human being in history, could ever pay down the massive debt owed to God for our sins. Romans 6:23 teaches that the wages we earn for our sinning is DEATH, and that includes a SECOND DEATH in Hell, fire and brimstone forever (Revelation 21:8). That is the very BAD NEWS!!!

Thankfully the Bible also tells us some very GOOD NEWS!!! ...
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:
Those THREE elements comprise THE GOSPEL; namely, Jesus DIED on the cross to pay our debt of sin, He was BURIED, and three days later Christ bodily RESURRECTED from the dead. Anyone who comes to God as a guilty needy sinner, and receives Christ's sacrifice on the cross as full payment for their sins, believing that Jesus was buried and then raised up the third day is SAVED!!! 1st Thessalonians 4:14, “For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.”

One of the best sermons I've ever heard explaining the simplicity of God's plan of salvation is by Pastor Dennis Rokser titled: GETTING THE GOSPEL RIGHT & WRONG...

GETTING THE GOSPEL RIGHT & WRONG
(Pastor Dennis Rokser)

I highly encourage you to watch the preceding sermon video. Pastor Rokser is from Duluth, Minnesota. In this video he is a guest preacher at the Sugar Land Bible Church down in Sugar Land, Texas. I thank God for these dear saints, for being Bereans (Acts 17:10-11). Here are some helpful quotes that I gleaned from this classic sermon...
“The issue at salvation isn't repenting of your sins, the issue is changing your mind about the one who died for your sins, Jesus Christ.” —Pastor Dennis Rokser

“The issue is not the sin issue, it's the Son issue. What do you think of Jesus Christ and what He did for you?” —Pastor Dennis Rokser

“The issue at salvation isn't repenting of your sins. Now that's not saying that you don't have to know you're a sinner. Otherwise why would you need to be saved? But it's changing your mind about the Savior who died for your sins, so as to trust in His finished work alone.” —Pastor Dennis Rokser

“Before I was saved... I had faith in Jesus Christ and in my works, and the rituals of the church. And I thought I was a Christian because I got baptized as a baby. And when I got saved and understood it was finished, I put my faith in Jesus Christ 'solamente' (Spanish: meaning 'only') and then I knew I was saved. You see, as long as I was still working, it wasn't grace. As long as I was still trying to contribute, it wasn't finished. As long as I was still part of the equation, it wasn't GOOD NEWS. It wasn't until I trusted in Christ alone that I was saved, by the grace of God. And this is how everyone is saved. This is what the Gospel message is all about.” —Pastor Dennis Rokser

Wise men still seek Him . . .
Jesus Christ!

Can I Know I'll Go To Heaven?
(Pastor Jesse Martinez)

(by Pastor Max D. Younce)

(by Pastor Steven L. Anderson!)



Faith Without Works

Romans 4:1-7, “What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found? For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God. 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.”

No passage in all of Scripture has been so misunderstood as James 2:14-26, "Faith without works is dead" is used again and again by those who would add works to salvation as their proof text. Most Christians don't know how to explain James 2:14-26; therefore, when those who teach falsely use James to prove their point, seldom does anyone ever refute them. Christians need to know the answer.

Do you know how to explain James 2:14-26? Not being able to explain this passage will hinder your effectiveness as a Christian witness. So often the lost will object to the true gospel message by saying, "Faith without works is dead." If you cannot explain this phrase, then you will make no further progress with the one to whom you are witnessing.

A new twist, also false, is to say that if you do not have works that you have no faith and, therefore, you are not saved. Many Christians have been confused and robbed of their assurance of their salvation by this presentation. Works are subtly added to the plan of salvation by this misteaching on the book of James.

First of all, James was written to the saved. James was written to the believers. Notice the phrase "my brethren" in James 1:2, James 1:16; James 1:19; James 2:1, James 2:5; James 2:14; James 3:1, et cetera. James writes to persons who are already saved and the subject is not how to be saved but the Christian life and how to receive rewards in heaven. James is writing to those who are "born again." "Of his own will beget he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures" (James 1:18). The question is not loss of salvation (which is impossible: see John 6:37,39), but the loss of reward. Blessing, not salvation, is what is promised to the doer of God's work in James 1:25.

Salvation is also without exception "the gift of God." "For the wages of sin is death: but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 6:23). Look at Ephesians 2:8-9, "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." Read Romans chapter Five where salvation is called God's gift six times.

James 2:14 talks about "profit." Profit is something earned-something deserved. Salvation cannot be earned and is not deserved. Paul uses the same word "profit" in I Timothy 4:8 where again the topic is reward. "For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come."

James is speaking of the Judgment Seat of Christ (II Corinthians 5:10; Romans 14:10; I Corinthians 3:11-15) 
where reward, gain, profit, treasure or the loss of it is determined. James is saying to a believer that has faith but no works that his faith will not save him the embarrassment, regret, loss of reward that he will experience at the judgment seat of Christ (the judgment of a believer's works for reward or loss of reward).

How do we know that James is speaking of the Judgment Seat of Christ? The context of James demands that interpretation. Notice James 2:12, "So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty." This could only be referring to the judgment of believers at the judgment seat of Christ. In James 2:14 we find no believer will be saved (exempted) from the believer's judgment of works. No works will bring about no reward (profit). See II Corinthians 5:10.

Death in the Bible always is used to mean "separation." Physical death is the separation of the spirit and soul from the body (See II Corinthians 5:8). The "second death" is the separation of the spirit and soul from God, in hell forever (See Revelation 20:14). Knowing this definition of death, let us examine the phrase "faith without works is dead."

Knowing death speaks of separation and not cession of existence, let us look at James 2:26, "For as the body with the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also." If I were to die physically, my body would drop to the ground but my spirit would go to be with the Lord. "Absent from the body, present with the Lord" (II Corinthians 5:8). Would I still be alive? Yes, I have eternal life. But my body would not have any vital signs and would not display any life at all, yet I would be present with the Lord and very much alive.

In the same way, James says, "faith without works is dead." What does he mean? Works are to faith what the body is to the spirit. The body displays the life of the spirit. Work displays faith. The only way I can display that I am alive is with my body (movement, pulse, etc.). The only way that I can display that I have faith is by my works.

If I have no works, does that mean that I have no faith? NO! NO! NO! That would be like saying that if I die physically, I would no longer exist. The truth is that I have eternal life, so though I may lose my body, I am still very much alive. If you have faith but no works, you simply cannot demonstrate to another that you have faith. That is the point James is making when he 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" (James 2:18).

To be effective, to be able to demonstrate our faith, and to earn rewards, we must have works.
James speaks of justification by works before men. Paul speaks of justification by faith before God. Paul speaks of that which justifies man before God, via: faith alone, wholly apart from works: James of the proof before men, that he who possesses to have justifying faith really has it. Paul speaks of what God sees-faith; James of what men see-works, as the visible evidence of faith. Paul draws his illustration from Genesis 15:6, James from Genesis 22:1-19. James's key-phrase is 'ye see' (James 2:24), for men cannot see faith except as manifested through works."

James teaches salvation by faith without works in James 2:23, "...Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness..." This is a quote from Genesis 15:6 where Abraham gets saved. James 2:21,22 is an illustration from Abraham's life forty years after he was saved. It illustrates, or proves Abraham's faith to others. "Seest thou" James 2:22. In plain English this is saying that you can see by Abraham's willingness to slay Isaac that he had faith.

Salvation is "not of works" according to Ephesians 2:9, "Not of works" means "Not of works." Works have no part in our salvation. Jesus Christ finished the work of salvation on the cross. We can be saved only by trusting His finished work on the cross. We can be saved only by trusting His finished work on the Cross. Why not trust Christ as your only hope of heaven? Then choose to serve Him and receive blessings, rewards, treasures in heaven, profit for eternity.

* Written by Dr. Hank Lindstrom

Reasons Why “Turn From Sin” To Be Saved Is A Lie

Acts 16:27-33, “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. And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house. And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway.”

Here are some reasons why “repent of your sin” to be saved is a lie of the Devil:

  1. Jesus came to pay for our sins with His blood through Calvary's cross, not demand that we first reform (turn from our sins) as a prerequisite to be saved.
  2. No one has ever turned away from their sins, because even the best Christian still sins (Romans 7:14-25). The unbiblical idea that lesser sinners are somehow more righteous in God's sight than greater sinners is utter heresy.
  3. 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?
  4. The only thing that makes the most holy saint any more righteous than the vilest criminal upon the earth, is the precious blood of Jesus Christ that cleanses our sins away by faith alone.
  5. The phrase "repent of sin" or "turn from sins" is nowhere found in the inspired King James Bible. That phrase can be found in many of the Devil's corrupt Bible versions [e.g., Mark 1:15 and Hebrews 6:1 in the Easy-To-Read Version (ERV)].
  6. The true Gospel always points you to CHRIST; a false gospel always points to YOU.
  7. 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.
  8. Salvation is not a reward for the righteous, it is a gift for the guilty!
  9. The Greek noun for the English word "repent" is metanoia, which means: "A change of mind." The Greek form of repent is metanoeo, which means: "to think differently." This word does not tell us what to change our mind about, which the Lord did on purpose. God intentionally chose to use an open-ended, all-inclusive word, so that a person must change their mind about whatever is hindering them from BELIEVING the Gospel to be saved.
  10. We are saved by believing, not by repenting. This is clearly evidenced by the fact that God's Gospel tract, which is the Gospel of John (John 20:31, never once mentions the word "repent." But we do find the word "believe" mentioned 88 times! That is simply because repentance is included in believing.

Beware Of Wolf In The Pulpit: Bishop T.D. Jakes

Galatians 1:6-9, “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. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.”

Pastor Jenkins has been caught between grace and works, no doubt from hobnobbing with the Devil's neo-evangelical crowd who are destroying America's churches. It makes me sick seeing Dr. Jenkins promote and honor false prophet T.D. Jakes, who preaches another gospel. In the preceding heretical article by Pastor T.D. Jakes tells the reader to pray this prayer to get to Heaven:
Lord Jesus,
I ask you to come into my life, to be my Lord and Savior. I believe You died for
my sins and rose victorious over death. I ask You to forgive me of all my sins. I
turn from my sin today, only to follow Jesus Christ all the days of my life. Lord, I
give you all of my pain, all of my hurts, all of my fears, and all of my infirmities.
Today, I receive total and complete healing in my life. Because of the shed Blood
of Jesus Christ, from this day forward, I am a new creation in Christ Jesus.
Thank you Lord!

That is blatant HERESY!!! Good night, T.D. Jakes didn't leave anything out! Why not include cleaning the kitchen sink while you're at it? I challenge you to show me anywhere in the inspired King James Bible where to get to Heaven, you must:
  1. Pray a prayer
  2. Ask Jesus to come into your life
  3. Ask Jesus to be your Lord
  4. Ask Jesus to forgive your sins
  5. Turn from your sins
  6. Follow Christ all the days of your life
  7. Tell Jesus that you are a new creation
Dear friend, you may do all those things and never be saved at all. You don't need to “ask” Jesus to forgive your sins, because He has already paid for everyone's sins with his blood (Romans 5:6-9). You don't need to invite Christ into your life. You don't need to ask Him to be the “Lord” of your life. You don't have to turn from your sins to be saved, which would be WORKS (Jonah 3:10).

The Gospel of John is God's Gospel tract according to John 20:31, “But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.” In the Gospel of John we find the word “BELIEVE” mentioned 88 times, but there is no mention of turning, repenting, following, surrendering, confessing, persevering or inviting to get to Heaven. What saith the Scripture? 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.”

Pastor Curtis Hutson (1934-1995) gave a helpful illustration in one of his sermons about buttoning a dress shirt. Dr. Hutson said that repentance is like buttoning a shirt, if you get the first button wrong, then all the other buttons will be wrong too! You simply cannot trust the theology of a man who is wrong on repentance and God's plan of salvation. What saddens me is that T.D. Jakes has a strong influence upon millions of people worldwide. Pastor Jakes has given Bible studies for some large groups. Tragically, he is preaching an accursed counterfeit plan of salvation.

I do not approve of the ministries of Bishop T.D. Jakes or his buddy Pastor John K. Jenkins Sr.! I cannot bid those ungodly men Godspeed (2nd John 1:11). How can I when they are perverting the Gospel of free grace? Those deceived men need to read Michael P. Bowen's helpful book defending the Gospel: “I NEVER KNEW YOU.” What we believe matters. What preachers teach people matters! RIGHT DOCTRINE MATTERS!!! I am being faithful to “earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints” (Jude 1:3b).

Nothing is said in Paul's Gospel (which Galatians 1:12 says Paul received directly from Jesus Himself, and not from any man) about inviting Christ into your life, or following Him as your Lord, or turning away from sinful bad habits, or asking Him to do anything. We are taught in the Scriptures to simply BELIEVE THE GOOOD NEWS!!!

When the Apostle Peter preached the Gospel on the Day of Pentecost, the Bible says that 3,000 souls simply believed and were immediately and forever saved. Acts 2:41, “Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.” Those 3,000 people gladly received the GOOD NEWS of Jesus Christ crucified, buried and risen and were saved, and then they got water baptized afterwards as a public profession of their faith. Peter didn't tell them to do any of the unbiblical things that T.D. jakes requires, nor did Peter tell them to "be willing to turn away the way you've been living your life." Oh, how preachers need to get back to the Gospel.

One of my favorite Scriptures passages is found in Galatians 3:1-2, “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?” I love that... THE HEARING OF FAITH! Dear reader, that is how you get saved. You hear the GOSPEL of Jesus Christ being preached, and you simply put your faith in that GOOD NEWS!!!

The Gospel means: “GOOD NEWS”!!! It is the GOOD NEWS that Jesus is the Christ, the only begotten Son of God, who died on a cross to pay our debt of sin, and that Jesus was buried, and then He physically resurrected from the dead three days later. If you know that you are a guilty sinner in God's sight (Romans 3:19-23; 1st John 1:8-10), and your only hope for Heaven is the GOOD NEWS of Christ crucified, buried and risen (1st Corinthians 15:1-4), then you are saved dear friend. We are saved by THE HEARING OF FAITH. That is, by placing your faith in the Gospel which you have heard. What Pastor John K. Jenkins and Bishop T.D. Jakes are preaching is of the Devil. Satan is a beautiful liar! The Devil's greatest weapon is to con people into living the Christian life without ever being born-again.

I love what Michael P. Bowen write in his helpful book: “I NEVER KNEW YOU”...
The gospel message is the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. When we believe that Jesus died for us and came back to life three days later, He knows it — He knows all of your thoughts — and He knows the very instant that you believe His gospel message. The instant you believe His message, Jesus saves you. Time and time again we see in the bible that when people heard this message, they “believed.” When they believed, they were saved that very same instant. They did not pray prayers of salvation asking Jesus into their hearts. They did not commit their lives to the Lordship of Christ. They did not determine to follow Him all the days of their lives in obedience to His Lordship or to the practice of discipleship. They simply believed on Christ alone as their savior. 
It doesn’t matter how successful a ministry is, or how beautiful and satisfying their particular plan of salvation may be. If what they say about salvation does not match with what Christ said about salvation, their plan is counterfeit and falls under the label of an “accursed message.” Galatians 1:8-9 says, “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. As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.” 
If you were to have asked Paul how to be saved, he would have told you the same thing he told the Philippian jailer in Acts 16:31: “...Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved...” And if you were to ask Jesus Christ how to be saved, He would tell you the same thing that He told Nicodemus 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.” Jesus said “believe.”

SOURCE: Michael P. Bowen, “I Never Knew You,” pp. 58-59

Amen and amen! The preceding particular quote is regarding the counterfeit plan of salvation of Pastor Rick Warren, which Michael Bowen rightly exposes with the Bible as being false. 
The great need of the hour in America is DOCTRINALLY SOUND preaching preachers, done in a spirit of love! I am so sick of dead churches. Bishop T.D. Jakes has much zeal, which makes him an influential preacher, but unfortunately his zeal is NOT according to Bible knowledge...
Romans 10:2-4, “For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.”
Sadly, T.D. Jakes is WRONG on God's simple plan of salvation. Jakes has embellished and added so many additional requirements to the Gospel, that no one could ever receive the new birth that way. What did Jesus say? John 6:47, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.” Why do these deadly neo-evangelicals pastors (like Jenkins and Jakes) keep telling us to do a bunch of things that the Bible doesn't teach? The reason is THE LOVE OF MONEY (1st Timothy 6:10-12). These sinister ministers of unrighteousness (2nd Corinthians 11:13-15) are afraid to preach a free grace Gospel, that differs from what 95% of mainstream evangelical infidel churches are preaching today, lest they be rejected and put outside the gate with Jesus.

Dr. Curtis Hutson (1934-1995) gets Bible repentance for salvation 100% correct...

Pastor Curtis Hutson: I Hate The Repent Of Sins HERESY!

(Pastor Curtis Hutson, 1975)

Please remember Jesus' warning in Matthew 7:13-14 that only a “few” people are going to Heaven, but “many” are on the highway to Hell, fire and brimstone. In verse15 Jesus tells us why, “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” Jesus blamed false prophets for leading many people into the Lake of Fire forever!!! With hundreds of millions of people worldwide now trusting in faith in Christ PLUS turning away from sins, sacraments, forsaking past sinful ways, following Christ as “Lord,” inviting Jesus into your life, running the race, counting the cost and paying the price, carrying your cross, persevering in holiness unto the end, living a lifestyle of repentance and a bunch of other theological garbage that rotten preachers keep telling us—it is not difficult to clearly understand why only a “few people are going to Heaven. The $64,000 question dear reader is: Have you been deceived?

You must decide who is right. You must choose to either follow Pastor John K. Jenkins Sr., who says in addition to faith you must, "be willing to turn away from the way you've been living your life," to get to Heaven; Or, you will choose to believe what the Bible teaches, which is that salvation is by faith alone in Jesus Christ. Galatians 3:26, “For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.”

You must decide who is right. You must choose to either follow Bishop T.D. Jakes, who says in addition to faith you must:
  1. Pray a prayer
  2. Ask Jesus to come into your life
  3. Ask Jesus to be your Lord
  4. Ask Jesus to forgive your sins
  5. Turn from your sins
  6. Follow Christ all the days of your life
  7. Tell Jesus that you are a new creation
Or, will you choose to believe the inspired King James Bible, which says in 1st Thessalonians 4:14, “For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. I don't see anything about giving up the old sinful life, do you? I don't see anything about making Jesus the Lord of your life, do you? I don't see anything about following Christ all the days of your life, do you? Nope!

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. 

RIGHT DOCTRINE MATTERS!!!

Somebody's got to care and tell the truth! T.D. Jakes is helping the world go to Hell to burn forever with his counterfeit plan of salvation. Where's the free grace Gospel? Truth is only hate to those who hate THE TRUTH! God pity the preacher that the world don't hate! Amen! Respectfully, I am very disappointed in Bishop T.D. Jakes. Dear reader, eternity is a very long time to be wrong on the Gospel. Please don't be a fool, SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES. John 5:39, “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.”

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