Galatians 1:6-7, “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.”
In episode #3081, about James Blair (aired on January 31, 2010), the following false plan of salvation is awful. In this episode, there's a 3-way conversation beginning at 16:30 time in the audio. The mother, father and daughter are talking. They've just come from church. The daughter is now an adult, and she comments that when she was 13-years-old, she HAD PLANNED to wait until she was 40 years old to get saved, because she didn't want to deal with THE COMMITMENT THAT COMES WITH SALVATION.
Daughter (as an adult thinking back in time to when she was 13 years old) — Because of the commitment that came with salvation, I had planned to wait until I was about 40 to get saved.
SOURCE: Pacific Garden Mission, 'UNSHACKLED,' Episode #3081 (at 16:30 time in audio).Do you see how Satan messes up people's minds and leads them into the Lake of Fire? Ladies and gentleman, there is no “commitment” required to be saved!!! Eternal life is a free gift, paid for entirely by Christ's work of redemption. God does not require, nor expect, anything of (nor from) us to receive the free gift of eternal life. God is not a fraudster. God is not a liar. God made every human being a PROMISE “to save them that believe” (1st Corinthians 1:21b). God made a PROMISE! Titus 1:3, “In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began.”
Now the conversation goes back in time to when the daughter was just 13 years old, the morning after she allegedly got saved at a church revival. This is just horrific material being aired on UNSHACKLED...
Mom — You were saved tonight, weren't you?
Daughter — Yes, how did you know?
Mom — [laughs] I could tell by looking at you.
Daughter — That's why we we're late, I had a lot of sin to confess, and I sure feel clean.
Dad — I Couldn't figure out why a 13-year-old girl would have so many sins to confess.
Daughter — I wanted to be sure I was really saved, Dad.
Mom — Now honey, live for the Lord, grow up to be a Sunday School teacher or something.
SOURCE: Pacific Garden Mission, 'UNSHACKLED,' Episode #3081 (at 16:30 time in audio)What in Hades is that? Is this a joke from Pacific Garden Mission or what? Since when does confessing all of one's sins have anything to do with getting saved. The daughter says she felt very clean from taking the extra time to confess all her sins. Folks, this is satanic Roman Catholicism!!! This is satanic religion, not the Gospel. Woe unto Chicago's Pacific Garden Mission!!!!!!! When the dad joked about his daughter having so many sins to confess, the daughter seriously replied that the reason she did so was to make sure she is saved. Huh? Since when does confessing all your sins, and doing it diligently and thoroughly, ensure that someone is saved? Where is THE GOSPEL? I cannot believe how corrupt UNSHACKLED has become!!!
The reason why the daughter confessed all her sins, errantly thinking that this is how to be saved, is because of some false prophet which poisoned her mind with Lordship Salvation. You can hear his poison message at 15:18 time in the audio. Again, repentance for salvation doesn't mean turning away from sinful behavior; but rather, it means turning away from your unbelief and trusting the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Repentance simply means admitting that I am a guilty sinner in God's holy eyes! You cannot show me even one Bible verse that teaches to “turn from sin” or “repent of sin” to be saved. Notice that repentance is not from sin, but toward God. Acts 20:21, “Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.” When a man repents toward a holy God, acknowledging that he is a needy sinner, and places his faith in the Gospel (Good news) of the Lord Jesus Christ, he is saved immediately and forever!!! It's that simple! Christ died on the cross for your sins and mine. He was buried. Three days later He physically resurrected from the dead (1st Corinthians 15:1-4). If you accept this truth as your only hope for Heaven, you are saved.
Our churches, Bible colleges and rescue missions are absolutely infected with heresy today. Gospel preacher and author of the classic book Pilgrim Progress, John Bunyan, said it well:
“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 BunyanYou don't have to turn from your sins to be saved, Christ came to save you from your sins! God saves a man by faith alone, and then the work of conversion should begin. If you are a child of God, the Bible says you “ought” to to please Him. 1st Thessalonians 4:1, “Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more.” A believer SHOULD live for Christ; not MUST (that is works); not WILL (that is Calvinism). The Apostle Paul calls this the believer's “reasonable service” (Romans 12:2). Anyone who messes with grace is in trouble with God! Lordship Salvation is a doctrine of devils, that perverts God's grace by embellishing the Gospel with works. I encourage you to read 'Conversion And Salvation,' chapter three from Pastor Jack Hyles' book titled: 'Salvation Is More Than Being Saved.'
This teaching from UNSHACKLED in just awful. Perhaps they should rename their theologically-challenged-show to “SHACKLED.” No doubt millions of souls have already been damned to Hell forever, because they refused to believe the Gospel, errantly thinking that they had to forsake sinful living, make a commitment to serve God, forsake all, turn from all their sinful ways, and a bunch of other nonsense that God does not require to be saved. IT IS SATANISM IN THE CHURCHES!!! Salvation is not doing your best, it is having Christ's best put to your account through receiving Him by faith.