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.”
If you go examine the plan of salvation of Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses, Seventh-Day Adventists, Church of Christ, Calvinists, proponents of Lordship Salvation, and Roman Catholics, you'll find that they all deceitfully claim salvation in by “God's grace.”
For example: I went to the Roman Catholic Vatican's website, and here is a quote:
1996 - Our justification comes from the grace of God. Grace is favor, the free and undeserved help that God gives us to respond to his call to become children of God, adoptive sons, partakers of the divine nature and of eternal life.
SOURCE: Catechism Of The Catholic Church
Yet, upon further inspection, Catholics are required to observe Seven Sacraments to get to Heaven, the first of which is water baptism. Clearly, this is not the Gospel taught in the Bible. What saith the Scripture? ...
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:”
There is nothing in THE GOSPEL about getting water baptized, repenting or turning from sins, nor about keeping Seven Sacraments to be saved. Therefore, Roman Catholics are cursed by God for adhering to another Gospel of faith plus works.
Sadly, this is the SAME sin of the Lordship Salvation crowd today, adding works to faith. This is the sin of the Moody Bible Institute crowd. This is the sin of Pacific Garden Mission in Chicago and their 'UNSHACKLED' radio series. This is the sin of the ungodly Bob Jones University crowd. This is the sin of the Harvest Baptist Church of Guam. On their church's website, Harvest says that they believe salvation is by “God's grace.” Yeah, and so does the Catholic Vatican, as I just showed you! It doesn't mean anything anymore for someone to profess to believe in salvation “BY GRACE,” because if the truth be told, they are trusting in MORE! Adding anything to faith cancels grace!
I wrote this article to point out that Satan has crept into most of our Baptist churches today, including independent fundamental Baptist churches, propagating a false gospel of partial faith in Christ plus works (aka, the “turn from your sin” to be saved garbage theology). This heresy is spreading like cancer. The Bible says in 2nd Timothy 2:17 that their word is like “canker” (i.e., gangrene). Harvest Baptist Church is like gangrene on Guam, eating away at healthy tissue, killing it with their heresy of Lordship Salvation. Harvest broadcasts Dr. Steve Pettit's daily chapel sermons at BJU throughout Micronesia, on KHMG 88.1 FM radio, poisoning people's minds with deadly Calvinism. God's curse is on them all (Galatians 1:8).
On January 26, 2015, Dr. Steve Pettit preach this damnable teaching to 2,700 Bob Jones University students and faculty...
“You can't just speak about getting saved, and you accepted Christ, and then that's it! There is a justification; There is a sanctification; There's ultimately a glorification, and though there are three parts, they are all part of the whole, and you cannot separate them. In order for you to qualify for the award, you have to get into the race, you have to stay in the race, and you have to finish the race. If you want to win, you have to run to the end; and winning in the Christian life is everything, because if you lose—if you don't finish—you lose everything—you lose your SOUL. And so, the Christian race is the life of faith that begins, is run, and is finished when we cross over into Heaven!” —Dr. Steve Pettit (“What Does It Mean To Run 'The Race'?” - 11:34)
Dr. Steve Pettit is a false prophet! What he is preaching is NOT God's grace dear reader! Dr. Pettit plainly says you MUST run to the end to be saved. Galatians 1:6-7 pronounces God's CURSE upon Bob Jones University today, for perverting the Gospel of grace. When you attack the grace of God, you attack the God of grace. The attack the gift of grace, which is eternal life! You attack the guardian of grace, which is the local New Testament church. You attack the goal of grace, which is to preach the Gospel (not false doctrine) throughout all the world. It is no light thing to God to add to faith, which is to corrupt grace.
Kindly said, Dr. Steve Pettit is an incompetent preacher! So also is Dr. Marty Herron at Faith Baptist Bible College And Theological Seminary. These men sinfully ADD to faith—requiring people to run the race, turn from their sins, and forsake a sinful lifestyle—which is a gross perversion of God's grace and the true Gospel. Here are some helpful quotes from various preachers, refuting the Bob Jones' crowd on their heresy of Lordship Salvation:
"It is an inexcusable error to confront sinners with problems that concern the Christian life and call upon them to make promises regarding them. An unsaved person is never called upon to surrender himself to God. The saving act is in no instance represented as our 'giving ourselves to God'; it is, on the contrary, taking His Son as our Savior." —Pastor Charles Ryrie, "Balancing the Christian Life"; Moody Press, Inc., 1969 (p. 170)."The second approach finds faith in the gospel alone an 'easy Believism' and seeks to add something to faith in order to accomplish salvation. To repent is to 'change one's mind,' and to believe is to remove one's trust from that in which it has rested and place it in Christ." —William Howard, "Is Faith Enough to Save?" Bibliotheca Sacra. January-March, 1942 (p.99)."This kind of faith is not 'easy believism'. It is not easy to say, 'I can't save myself, I must recognize that there is something wrong with me, and I must seek help from someone else.'" —Dr. H. Phillip Hook, "A Biblical Definition of Saving Faith"; Bibliotheca Sacra. April-June, 1964 (p. 133, 138)."Eternal life is free. Discipleship is immeasurably hard. The former is attained by faith alone, the latter by a faith that works... the former brings with it the righteousness of God so that a man is 'justified freely by his grace' (Romans 3:24). The latter develops a personal righteousness, based on good deeds, so that a man was also 'justified by works' (James 2:24). The former constituted the believer God's workmanship, the latter fulfilled the wonderful purpose for which he had been created. The former cost man nothing, the latter could cost him everything, including life itself." —Dr. Zane C. Hodges, "The Hungry Inherit"; Moody Press, Inc., 1972 (p. 114, 115)."There is a vast difference between coming to Jesus for salvation and coming after Jesus for service. Coming to Christ makes one a believer, while coming after Christ makes one a disciple. All believers are not disciples. To become a believer one accepts the invitation of the Gospel, to be a disciple one obeys the challenge to a life of dedicated service and separation. Salvation comes through the sacrifice of Christ; discipleship comes only by sacrifice of self and surrender to His call for devoted service. Salvation is free, but discipleship involves paying the price of a separated walk. Salvation can't be lost because it depends upon God's faithfulness, but discipleship can be lost because it depends upon our faithfulness." —Dr. M. R. DeHaan, "Hebrews"; Zondervan Publishing House, 1959 (p. 117)."For the unregenerate man, repentance is the change of mind whereby he turns from unbelief to faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ." —Roger Post, "The Meanings of the Words Translated 'Repent' and 'Repentance' in the New Testament"; Master's Thesis, Wheaton College, June 1972 (p. 80)."There are those who, in their zeal to get people to turn from their sinful ways and receive the Lord, almost put repentance on a par with believing... Repentance, as it relates to Christ, means to change our minds about Him, who He is and what He's done to provide forgiveness and deliverance from our sins. When we place faith in Jesus as having taken our place personally on the cross and borne the penalty due our sins, then we're automatically repenting, because we couldn't accept Him in this way without having had to change our minds in some way concerning Him." —Hal Lindsey, "The Liberation of Planet Earth," Zondervan Publishing House, 1974 (p. 136, 137)."Discipleship is frequently equated with salvation and often erroneously made a condition for becoming a Christian". —J. Dwight Pentecost, "Design for Discipleship," Zondervan Publishing House, 1971 (p. 11)."Certainly discipleship is a most important aspect of our relation to Christ, but it belongs to the sphere of Christian life rather than entrance upon that life... One does not become a disciple in order to become a Christian, but because he has become a Christian by faith in the Savior, it is fitting that he embark upon a life of discipleship". —Everett F. Harrison, "Must Christ be Lord to Be Savior?—No."; Eternity, September 1959 (p. 14)."There is no more piously subtle abrogation of the Gospel than to tell a Sinner that he must not only believe in the Savior, but dedicate himself to do God's will, crown the Savior Lord of his life, etc., etc. Obviously, dedication and service are highly desirable, but they are the privilege and the duty of the saved, never a condition of salvation for the unsaved (cf. Romans 12:1, 2)." —Dr. Merrill F. Unger, "God is Waiting to Meet You," Moody Press, 1975 (p. 117, 118)."People are sometimes led to believe that there is saving value in some public confession of Christ, or profession of a decision. "With the heart man believeth unto righteousness." This is salvation. "With the mouth confession is made unto salvation." This is the voice of the newborn child speaking to and of its father. The only condition on which one may be saved is to believe." —Lewis Sperry Chafer, "Salvation," Dunham Publishing Company, 1917 (p. 46).
The Bible says eternal life is a free gift (Romans 5:15-18, 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9), that you simply receive BY FAITH (Galatians 3:26). You certainly CAN speak about “GETTING SAVED, AND YOU ACCEPTED CHRIST, AND THEN THAT'S IT”!!! That is why it is by grace alone, and not by works. It is a free gift! A gift is a receive proposition, not a give proposition. Salvation is received, not achieved. Salvation is not doing your best, it is having Christ's best put to your account through receiving Him by faith. God will not save anyone who is trying to be saved, He will only save those who are trusting to be saved. Religion is man trying to reach God through human effort, but Christianity is God trying to reach man by the sacrifice of His only begotten Son on the cross.
Dear reader, if someone proclaims to believe that salvation is by God's grace, you put them to the test like the Bible says. 1st John 4:1, “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.” Salvation by grace can only mean salvation BY FAITH ALONE, and nothing else. This faith automatically includes repentance (which Biblically is a simple “change of mind”). No one has ever come to Christ by faith, who hasn't also repented toward God. Repentance does NOT mean to turn from your sins, and anyone who says it does is perverting grace. They are corrupting the Gospel. If turning from sins were required to be saved, then the Apostle Paul would have mentioned it when he DECLARED THE GOSPEL in 1st Corinthians 15:1-4. But Paul DIDN'T declare any such thing!!! Simply believe the Gospel and you are saved.
I am much hated, despised, criticized and ostracized by churches, especially the popular Harvest Baptist Church on Guam, whom I love with God's unconditional love enough to “REBUKE THEM SHARPLY” as the Bible commands. ...
Titus 1:10-14, “For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision: Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake. One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies. This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith; Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.”
The Bob Jones' crowd hate me and count me as their enemy because I told THE TRUTH. They are the one's who are saying things they shouldn't be saying, not me. They are the one's who need to be rebuked in love, not me. It is Dr. Sam Horn who needs to be rebuked. It is Pastor Marty Herron who needs to be rebuked. It is Dr. Steve Pettit who needs to be rebuked. It is Pastor John MacArthur who needs to be rebuked. It is Bob Jones University that needs to be rebuked. These religious leaders and groups all preach the Devil's lie of Lordship Salvation. I am in agreement with the King James Bible (Romans 3:4). It is the ungodly Lordship Salvation camp who must to be rebuked sharply. Eternal life is a free gift, which you simply receive with childlike faith in Jesus as your personal Savior. That's it! We are the sinners, and Jesus is the Savior!
The reason why Bon Jones University, Master's University, Faith Baptist Bible College And Theological Seminary, and Moody Bible Institute have become so theologically corrupt and sinfully indifferent is because of the Devil's Bible revisions. They use, sell and promote umpteen Bible versions, confusing everybody. God only authored ONE BOOK, not two, not 256, not 900. The King James Bible is God's unbroken Scripture, as Jesus promised in John 10:35. As long as these reprobate religious leaders and apostate institutions continue to teach their damnable heresy, by God's grace I will continue to faithfully REBUKE THEM SHARPLY!!! Oh, dear reader, I love you enough to tell you THE TRUTH. I hope you love Jesus and care enough to take heed to it.