Evangelist John Bunyan Versus Evangelist Steve Pettit

Ephesians 5:25:-27, “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.” John 17:17, “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.”

The famous preacher John Bunyan (1628-1688) made the following profound theological statement, which plainly refutes the heresy of Lordship Salvation...

“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

I sometimes make a typo when typing and spell it Lordship SLAVATION instead of Lordship SALVATION. But there was a typo more befitting then SLAVTION, because that is exactly what the Devil's life of Lordship Salvation does... it ENSLAVES people!!! 

The following quote by Dr. Steve Pettit (president of Bob Jones University since 2014) is disturbing, in which he says the opposite of John Bunyan. Whereas John Bunyan rightly says we must PUT A DIFFERENCE between Justification without and sanctification within, Steve Pettit errantly says they are A PACKAGE DEAL...

“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!” [emphasis added] —Dr. Steve Pettit (“What Does It Mean To Run 'The Race'?” - 11:34)

Kindly said, Steve Pettit is preaching another gospel. He is corrupting the simplicity that is in Christ by faith alone (2nd Corinthians 11:3-4). Dr. Pettit says if you don't run and faithfully finish the race, you lose everything, you don't get the award of Heaven. Pettit teaches that to qualify for the award of Heaven, you must persevere to run the race. If you don't, then he says you go to Hell. You didn't finish the race, he says, proving that you were never saved at all. 

Dear reader, you can see two very drastic viewpoints on salvation taught between John Bunyan versus Steve Pettit. John Bunyan in 100% correct; Steve Pettit is 100% wrong! I say that kindly with love, but on the authority of the infallible and inspired King James Bible. Dr. Pettit is casting stumbling blocks before the 2,700 students and faculty at Bob Jones University. Dr. Bob Jones Sr. (1883-1968) said himself in 1944, that if an infidel like Steve Pettit ever stood in the pulpit at Bob Jones College—robbing the saints of their faith—he'd come back from Heaven with a stick of dynamite and blow the college to smithereens. ...

Dr. Bob Jones Sr. Would Blow His College Up Today!

Respectfully said, Dr. Steve Pettit is an infidel in the pulpit! He mixes sanctification with justification. Dr. Pettit combines and confuses discipleship (service) with sonship (salvation). Pastor M.R. DeHaan (1891-1965) gets it 100% right... 

“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.” [emphasis added] —Pastor M.R. DeHaan, Hebrews; Zondervan Publishing House, 1959 (p. 117).

Pastor DeHaan rightly PUTS A DIFFERENCE between the justification by the man Christ without, versus the sanctifying work of the Spirit of Christ within.

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