John 3:20-21, “For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.”
The Bible teaches that people who love their sinning WON'T come to the light. Jesus is the light (John 9:5). Christians are the light (Matthew 5:14). The inspired Word of God is the light (Psalm 119:105). The truth of the Gospel is the light (2nd Corinthians 4:3-4). The unsaved world will NOT come to the light, lest their evil deeds be reproved (negatively spoken of). Lost sinners don't want to hear that fornication is a sin. They don't want to hear that drunkenness is a sin. They don't want to hear that homosexuality is a sin. They don't want to hear that covetousness, pride, lust and taking God's name in vain is a sin. They don't want to hear that failure to honor one's mother and father is a sin. John 7:7, “The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.”
Our sinful carnal human nature naturally thinks the opposite of John 3:20 is to turn away from sin. Since love for sin prevents an ungodly man from coming to the light to be saved, then it makes perfect sense to our carnal nature that the remedy is to TURN AWAY FROM SIN. This is why we hear this false teaching in so many churches today. In fact, you'll hear this false teaching taught in MOST churches today. Tragically, that includes independent fundamental Baptist churches. They certainly are not fundamental, and they have gone independent of what the King James Bible teaches. Much of our doctrines taught in churches today has its origin in the flesh, and not in the Spirit. These are doctrines of devils. 1st Timothy 4:1-2a, “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared...”
Sadly, the Bob Jones University crowd comes to mind. Every preacher has his arch enemy. For General William Booth and his Salvation Army it was the Skeleton Army. I am not joking. The Skeleton Army hated the Salvation Army, comprised of atheists and bitter unbelievers. They hurled dead cats, stones and bucket of feces and urine off the rooftops upon the Christians preaching the Gospel in the streets below. For Pastor Jack Hyles his arch rival was the Hammond Times for the latter years of his ministry. For me it is Harvest Baptist Church of Guam and Bob Jones University. I didn't choose this battle, it chose me.
I shared THE TRUTH as any faithful Christian ought to do, but Pastor Marty Herron tried to shut me up and drove me out of Harvest Baptist Church. Sadly, his successor Pastor Gary Walton has continued to ignore, ostracize and hurt me, by shutting me out of their church family completely. God will hold these ungodly religious men accountable for what they are doing (Romans 14:10-12; Matthew 7:1-5). I am not judging them, they are judging me. I have always wanted to go back to church, but they continue to refuse. So this whole mess is on them alone! I haven't had a church family since 2014 because of Marty Herron and Gary Walton, but these arrogant men wipe their mouth like the adulterous woman in Proverb 30:20, “Such is the way of an adulterous woman; she eateth, and wipeth her mouth, and saith, I have done no wickedness.” They have all done wickedly, and God sees it all. Hebrews 4:13, “Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.” Their pomp, arrogance and haughty attitudes will cease, so promises the Bible (Galatians 6:7).
We KNOW that the opposite of John 3:20 is not turning away from sin. Whatever the opposite of John 3:20 is that causes a man to come to the light, it cannot be turning away from sin. How do I know that? Simply read the next verse in John 3:21, “John 3:20-21, “But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.” There you have it... HE THAT DOETH TRUTH!!! The Bible doesn't say HE THAT TURNS AWAY FROM SINNING. No, it simply says “he that doeth truth.” I can conform this with 2nd Timothy 2:25-26, “In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.” Amen! Did you see that... REPENTANCE TO THE ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF THE TRUTH!!! What truth? Why, the truth that you are a guilty sinner (Romans 3:19-20).
Dear friend, you don't run away from sin to receive the free gift of eternal life, you simply ACKNOWLEDGE THE TRUTH that you are a guilty sinner, and believe the Gospel to be saved. It is that simple. The Gospel (or 'GOOD NEWS' according to 1st Corinthians 15:1-4 is simply that Christ DIED on the cross to pay for your sins. He was BURIED. After three days Christ RESURRECTED bodily from the dead. Anyone who gladly receives this GOOD NEWS as their own, making this YOUR HOPE for Heaven, is immediately, irrevocably and eternally born-again!!! You have God's Word on it dear friend. Nothing else is required or allowed in salvation.
Now if anyone comes along, like John MacArthur, Marty Herron, Gary Walton or Steve Pettit, saying that more than faith is required, you know they have been inspired by demons! The ungodly Harvest Baptist Church of Guam is absolutely saturated in the heretical Calvinist doctrines of Steve Pettit and John MacArthur. Don't believe it? Listen to what Bob Jones University (BJU) president Steve Pettit sinfully taught 2,700 students and faculty members on January 26, 2015 in chapel:
“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)
Ladies and gentlemen, that is the Devil talking! That is not the Gospel of free grace, not even in the ballpark. Steve Pettit is the infidel that Dr. Bob Jones Sr. (1883-1968) warned everybody about in 1945, and of whom he said he blow the college to smithereens with a stick of dynamite if he could. Bob Jones College is of the Devil. BJU no longer preaches sound doctrine; but rather, the Calvinist ranting of a theological madman behind the pulpit. Shamefully, Harvest Baptist Church of Guam IDOLIZES this wicked false prophet, bidding him Godspeed. Pastor Gary Walton needs to be fired. All of their pastors at Harvest are bad seed! They should all be fired, and bring in genuine men of God who are sound in the Christian faith. Anybody who thinks that you must turn away from sin to be saved is a theological fool.
As I have plainly shown you from the King James Bible (and there is no other English Bible), repentance is acknowledging THE TRUTH, a simple change of mind, and NOT turning away from a lifestyle of sin as Marty Herron, Charles Phelps, Tom Ferrell, Charles Lawson, Steve Pettit, Gary Walton, Sam Horn and John MacArthur errantly teach. These men all have blood on their hands. These men are all arrogant in their false teachings, insistent that a person cannot be saved without making an effort to turn away from your sinful behavior.
The Bible is 100% on my side. I am on God's side. Romans 3:4, “God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.” Liars every one! You cannot show me even one Scripture that teaches to repent or turn from sin to be saved. That is a FACT!!! The opposite of John 3:20 is THE TRUTH, not turning away from sin.