Our True Life Is In The Spirit, Not In The Body

Deuteronomy 33:27, The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy them. Ecclesiastes 12:7, Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it. Luke 12:15, And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.” 2nd Corinthians 5:4-8, “For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life. Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit. Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.”

I love listening to Bible preaching! My all-time mentor and favorite Bible preacher is Pastor Jack Hyles (1926-2001). I wish you all could have known Brother Hyles. I was privileged to be a part of Pastor Jack Hyles' beautiful ministry for 8 years, when I attended Hyles-Anderson College (1985-1993). The people online that horribly slander and attack Dr. Hyles in hatred absolutely don't what they're saying. I heard a very precious sermon today by Pastor Hyles called, When You Hit Bottom. In this sermon you can hear the great heart of Brother Hyles, and his love for people.

In the preceding sermon, “When You Hit The Bottom,” at 23:45 minutes into the message, Pastor Hyles says something that touched my heart that I can strongly relate with. Dr. Hyles' biological father died at age 62 in 1950. His father was tended to by the same funeral home where U.S. President John F. Kennedy was taken when assassinated. Dr. Hyles said that he reached out his hand and physically touched his father's brow and it was cold. Brother Hyles said that startled him, because he hadn't expected his father's body to be COLD. 

When I heard Dr. Hyles say that my heart was greatly encouraged, because in August of 2001 my own biological mother died. Brother Hyles also died in 2001, in February. I went with my father to the funeral home to see my mother, before she was cremated. My father couldn't afford to bury her in an expensive casket and funeral, which average between $7,000 to $12,000. It's crazy what funeral homes charge, taking advantage of families during their time of loss. That has always bothered me.

Anyway, I went first into the large funeral room where my lifeless mother was laying on a gurney. My father was lagging behind, understandably, not wanting to see his wife of 36 years lifeless. I reached out the back of my left hand and placed my fingers upon her forehead. When my best friend growing up commit suicide at age 22 with his father's shotgun, I touched his right wrist (with the back of my fingers on my right hand) at the funeral wake. His wrist was hard, like touching a wooden table, from being embalmed. 

My dead friend's wrist was ambient (room) temperature. So when I reached out to touch my deceased mother's brow, as a gesture of saying goodbye, I expected the same thing. But I was startled, and admit it felt a bit creepy, when I felt that she had been in a refrigerator. Her brow felt about 40 degrees, very cold and still moist to touch. I quickly realized that my friend had been embalmed and buried in a casket, but my mother was about to be cremated, so she hadn't been embalmed. She had been stored in the morgue, refrigerated prior to cremation. 

I was comforted that Brother Hyles also reached out to touch his dead father's brow, as I did my mother's brow. She was 65 years old. Dr. Hyles father was 62. Like brother Hyles, I expected a higher temperature. I didn't expect to feel coldness. It was a sobering moment for both Brother Hyles and myself. I am glad that I heard Dr. Hyles share this experience, so I can relate with him and share his experience with losing a loved one.

The big difference though is that my mother died IN THE LORD (Revelation 14:13), but Pastor Hyles' father died IN HIS SINS (John 8:24). Brother Hyles often shared the Gospel with his father, but he always procrastinated, putting it off until another day. Sadly, that day never came. What saith the Scripture? 2nd Corinthians 6:2, “(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)” Dear friend, it is not too late for you to get saved. Life is short, Hell is hot, and eternity is a long time! Please don't put it off!

This earthly life is not who we really are! We are not a body with a spirit, we are all spirits living in a fleshly body on loan from God. Our text passage from Ecclesiastes 12:7 says that when our body dies, our spirit returns TO GOD Who gave it. God is the giver of life! So many people need help today. So many people are hurting. I wish I could inspire all my web visitors to get excited about the PROMISES OF GOD in the King James Bible. 

So many religious people are familiar with their favorite celebrity preachers, but they cannot quote any Bible verses. Jesus commanded us in John 5:39a to “SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES,” He didn't tell us to listen to religious men on TV, radio or the internet for answers. Sadly, millions of churchgoers have been inoculated from the inspired Word of God, injected with so-called Christian magazines, Christian radio, Christian devotions, Christian movies, Christian books, Christian meetings, Christian music, et cetera. Bless God, we all need to get back to “THE BOOK THAT MAKES THE DIFFERENCE!” (Brother Lester Roloff, 1914-1982).

We all have burdens, heartaches and needs. I suffer in constant chronic neck pain. I have little patience. I get frustrated very easily. I am always humbly asking God to help me be more understanding and patient in my bodily suffering. So many folks need help. It seems like everybody needs somebody to help them. I sure need help, but there is nobody. I have to look up to my blessed Savior, and go it alone, with no local church to love me, and no wife, and no Christian friends on Guam. Lord willing, I am preparing to move, but it has been so difficult.

I receive so many e-mails from people who tell me that no one cares. A dear hurting lady this week said she is worried that she may have commit the “unpardonable sin.” She said the churches she has contacted for help either ignored her or didn't really care enough to take time to help her. It is my privilege to help others for Christ! I gladly spent a couple hours exchanging emails with her to teach and comfort her with the Holy Bible. I sent her some helpful sermons and books. I shared God's unconditional love with her. She was so grateful. 

People need someone to care. I CARE! God knows that I care. I care about truth. I care about right. I care about people. Sadly, most churches today are shallow, going along to get along with their peers, unwilling to stand against fake Bibles, false gospels, misunderstood repentance and other falsehoods. I CARE! I am now listening to a beautiful sermon by Pastor Hyles called, “I Quit.” I hope you will listen to this wonderful helpful message on caring about others. I care dear reader. I CARE! 

I am not allowed to attend the local Harvest Baptist Church on Guam because I CARED enough to befriend them with the truth. I took a biblical stand against the Devil's corrupt Bible revisions. I took a biblical stand against the Devil's lie of Lordship Salvation. I took a biblical stand against the Devil's lie of misunderstood repentance. I loved them unconditionally, willing to become the villain for their eternal sakes. God help us to stay in the battle! 

Our true life is not in this fleshly weak body, it is in the spirit that God gave us, which will one day return to Him. Are you ready to meet your Maker dear reader? I am. My name is written in Heaven. By God's grace I am redeeming the time, preaching the Gospel, making a difference for eternity. ...

Gone, gone, gone, gone!
Yes my sins are gone.
Now my soul is free, and in my heart's a song;
Buried in the deepest sea,
Yes that's good enough for me;
I shall live eternally, Praise God! My sins are gone.

Hear this song sang: MY SINS ARE GONE! ...

Why Mama Was So Smart (Pastor Jack Hyles)

Does Matthew 9:13 Teach Repentance From Sin?

Matthew 9:10-13, "And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples. And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners? But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick. But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."

Does Matthew 9:13 teach repentance from sin? Someone asked me this question recently. The answer is, No absolutely not. We must also include verses 10-12 with verse 13. As a habit when studying the Bible, NEVER lift a text out of context lest you create a new context. The way to avoid this error is to simply read the entire passage. Many heresies could be avoided if Bible students would simply get into the habit of ALWAYS reading an entire passage before concluding what a particular Bible verse means. I see false teachers do this all the time, lifting a single Bible verse out of context to support a particular heresy, while totally ignoring the rest of the related passage.

In Matthew 9:13 Jesus simply meant that He didn't come to save self-righteous people who don't see themselves as guilty sinners. Jesus came to save sinners (Luke 19:10). Jesus came to die for ungodly sinners (Romans 5:6-9). The word “repentance” here is the Greek noun metanoia, which means "a change of mind." The word never means “to turn away from sin” concerning salvation in the Bible. The English dictionary says to turn from sin, but that is NOT the Greek meaning in the Bible. The person who repents has simply changed their mind "toward God" (Acts 20:21), acknowledging "the truth" that they are a guilty sinner (Romans 3:19; 2nd Timothy 2:25). Anyone who says repentance means to turn away from sin is perverting the Word of God.

We ought to depart from iniquity because we are saved, not to get saved (2nd Timothy 2:19). But when a believer chooses to sin (and we all do at times), God's grace will much more abound (Romans 5:20).

A Very Good Reason Not To Trust The Bob Jones University Crowd Today

Matthew 4:4, “But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” Acts 19:32, “Some therefore cried one thing, and some another: for the assembly was confused; and the more part knew not wherefore they were come together.” 2nd Corinthians 2:17, For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.”

Our text passages make very clear that to live for God, we need EVERY WORD of God. That means we need an accurate Holy Bible. But there's a big problem then, because there are literally HUNDREDS of English Bible revisions. Which one's are accurate? If you listen to the ungodly Neo-evangelical crowd from Bob Jones University, they will downplay the seriousness of the matter, claiming that the differences are minor between the different versions. Here's the ugly truth that they will NEVER show you...

The Blatant Corruption In Today's Devil's
Bibles, Changed Merely For Copyright

Dear reader, A VERY GOOD reason not to trust the Bob Jones University crowd today is that they sanction this insanity! If you go look at BJU's Campus Bookstore, you'll find that they sell at least FOUR different versions of the Bible, including the Satanic Westcott and Hort corrupted English Standard Version (ESV). These modern PERversions are Devil's Bibles! Pastor Al Lacy (1933-2016) had it right!!! Today's Baptist pastors don't stand for anything anymore! They don't stand for the infallibility and inspiration of the King James Bible anymore. They don't stand for the literal liquid blood of Jesus applied to the heavenly Mercy Seat. They don't stand for the importance of the local New Testament church.

Churches don't run bus ministries anymore to reach families for Christ. They've dipped their sails and sold out for making money. Academics has replaced soulwinning! Today's pathetic pastors just want their next paycheck, and don't care about soulwinning. I cannot remember the last time I heard a Baptist preacher cry aloud against the evils of abortion, booze, dancing, gambling, covetousness and adultery! Pastor don't preach the Gospel anymore, they've all sold out to accept the damnable heresy of Lordship Salvation as if it's a valid opinion within orthodox theology. No, Lordship Salvation is a lie of Satan!!! Today's chicken ranch pastors are no longer preachers! 

And don't get me started on Pensacola Christian College (PCC), because they don't stand for anything today. They have chosen to remain neutral in the things of God, going along to get along with fake Bibles, Lordship Salvation and misunderstood repentance. PCC is nowhere to be found in the spiritual battle today, they're just making more money. I've met their pathetic graduates, who don't stand against the Devil's Bibles. They don't expose the Devil's Lordship Salvation. They rub shoulders with them! That is why I couldn't attend the Lighthouse Baptist Church on Guam, because their horrible pastor called Harvest Baptist Church on Guam their “sister church. GET THEE BEHIND ME, SATAN!!! You mean sister in spiritual whoredom! Harvest is a cesspool of Calvinism!!! I will not bid Godspeed to these evildoers, not at PCC or BJU. Sadly, Dr. Jack Hyles was so right, pastors no longer stand!

“Now you say, 'Brother Hyles, you make an issue.' You dead sure better know I'll make an issue!”BATTLE OF THE AGES (MP3, Dr. Jack Hyles, “The King James Bible crowd is going to come out on top!”)
Words Matter To God!

Proverbs 30:5-6, Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

Folks, you simply cannot trust anyone who uses, sells and sanctions multiple Bible versions. The very idea is absurd. Would you use two different road maps, if they conflicted and led different ways? Of course not, you'd pick which one seemed accurate and throw the other one away! That is what you need to do with your multiple Bibles if you have more than one version. Pick which one you believe is true, and toss the other one into the trash. I'll help you out, if you're not using a King James Bible, you don't have an inspired Holy Bible!!! 

Please don't trust these confused people today in the Bob Jones camp. I literally heard Pastor Marty Herron at Harvest Baptist Church on Guam apologize for surfing the internet during the special music before his Sunday morning sermon. He shamefully told the church that he was “searching different versions of the Bible” to prepare his sermon. Folks, do you really want to trust a confused man like that, a religious leader who cannot even spiritually discern which Bible God authored? 

Sadly, Marty Herron is now corrupting young people as the Executive Vice President of Faith Baptist Bible College And Theological Seminary in Ankeny, Iowa. Spiritual crime pays well! These ungodly false teachers prey upon the na├»ve, serving their own belly and not the Lord Jesus Christ, raking in the money. Herron gets paid a sickening 6-digit salary, trusting in his uncertain riches instead of a free grace Gospel. Anyone (like Herron) who teaches that you must “repent and turn from your sin to be saved is trusting in uncertain riches. It is fool's gold, a false gospel. These wicked men must be marked and exposed (Titus 1:10-13). Pastor Curtis Hutson (1934-1995) exposed them well!!! And so am I exposing them today!!! ...

Romans 16:17-18, Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.”

Make Sure You've Been Born Again

John 3:1-7, “There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

Dear friend, Satan's greatest weapon is to con people into living the Christian life without ever being born again. We often call this “Calvinism” (i.e., the false teachings of a man named John Calvin, 1509-1564). This falsehood has been repackaged in these modern times, known as “Lordship Salvation.” These falsehoods requires more than faith to be saved. Proponents of this heresy say that you must “surrender all to Christ as Lord, or your faith is invalid. We are told that if we don't have WORKS, then our faith in Jesus is not genuine. Of course, these are lies of Satan, because we know biblically that faith is all that is required to be saved. Galatians 3:26, “For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.

Dear reader, there are hundreds of millions of churchgoers around the world who have never been saved. It is sad but true. You'd be shocked if you knew how many people attend church every Sunday, go through all the motions of Christianity, play the game just right, but have never been born again. If they died this moment, they would split Hell wide open and burn forever in the torments of fire, suffering day and night without rest in smoke and flame (Revelation 14:11; 20:12-15; 21:8). Hell is a real literal place, where all Christ-rejecters go! Believing in God does not produce the new birth (James 2:19). Praying does not produce the new birth (Matthew 6:7-8). As we see with Cornelius in Acts 10, being a good man (praying , giving alms to the poor, fasting and fearing God) does not produce the new birth.

We read a horrifying true story in Matthew 7:21-23 about a group of people who did “prophesy” (preached) in Jesus' name. They did “many wonderful works” in Jesus' name. They even “cast out devils” in Jesus' name. Yet, Jesus said the most horrifying words anyone could ever hear: “I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” These people were dedicated to preaching in the name of Jesus. They were wholly committed to doing good works and making a difference for the cause of Christ. So how could they go to Hell? Why did Jesus say He didn't even know them as His sheep?

Dear friend, I ask you: “Have you been born again? Matthew 7:21, “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.” What is the will of the Father in Heaven? John 6:40, “And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.” There you have it! The will of the Father is to BELIEVE ON THE SON! John 3:36, “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” 

You get born again by believing on the only begotten Son of God. To get to Heaven you must know the WHO, WHAT and WHY concerning Jesus Christ:

  • WHO - Who is Jesus? Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God (John 20:31).
  • WHAT - What did Jesus do? Jesus died on the cross to pay for our sins. He was buried. Three days later He physically resurrected from the dead. This is the Gospel, or Good News, by which we are saved if we believe (1st Corinthians 15:1-6).
  • WHY - Why do we need to believe on Christ? All men are guilty sinners (Romans 3:19-23). Therefore, we deserve to be punished in Hell (Revelation 21:8). All humans need redemption. Jesus is the only Savior, our Mediator between God and men (1st Timothy 2:5).

You can join and be a key figure in your church all the days of your life, from the cradle to the casket, and yet go straight to Hell when you die forever! YE MUST BE BORN AGAIN!!! Have you been born again? Perhaps you think you do in fact trust Christ, but your Church of Christ also requires water baptism to be saved. Dear friend, if that is you, I assure you that you have never been born again. Partial faith in Christ plus water baptism does not produce the second birth. You absolutely must rest completely in Jesus Christ, because of what He did to pay for your sins through Calvary's cross. Hebrews 4:10-11, “For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.”

Perhaps you think that to get to Heaven, you had to turn away from your sinful lifestyle. If that is how you think you got saved, I assure you that you have never been born again. Adding even the slightest bit of human effort negates one's faith! We hear the apostate Bob Jones University crowd today, foolishly preaching that you must “repent and turn away from your sin” to be saved, but in fact the Bible teaches the exact opposite, as I just showed you from Hebrews 4:10, “For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. How is it then that Dr. Steve Pettit (president of BJU since 2014) and BJU's thousands of alumni, add to the free grace Gospel, requiring WORKS to prove the genuineness of the reality of one's faith? I hope you see that utter contradiction.

You must choose sides dear reader. Will you do good works to prove that your faith is real, on penalty of damnation if you fail to faithfully “run the race” as Steve Pettit errantly teaches? Or will you cease from your own works, as the inspired King James Bible teaches in Hebrews 4:10? Your choice will determine the difference between Heaven or Hell, between living the religious life versus being born again by faith alone without works (Romans 4:5-6). I am the best friend you have this moment, because I am telling you THE TRUTH.

If God meant works, then He would have said works! If God meant that works are necessary to prove the reality of the genuineness of our faith, then He would have said so, but He didn't. The Epistle of James, chapter 2, is often misused in a foolish attempt to justify the heresy of Lordship Salvation. However, James plainly said “shew me thy faith, and I will shew thee” my faith. James 2:18, “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 is clearly speaking about being justified in the sight of men by works, not by God. We are justified in the sight of God by faith alone (Romans 4:1-6). 

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Jesus can read your mind. He knows the very moment that you put your trust in Him. If you want to be born again, you MUST know that you're a sinner. 1st John 1:8-10 says we are calling God a liar if we deny our sinfulness. I sure am a sinner, and so are you friend. We've all broken God's commandments. We've all lied. We've all lusted. We've all hated someone, which the Bible says is equivalent to murdering them (Matthew 5:21-22). We've all lusted, which the Bible says is equivalent to adultery (Matthew 5:27-28). 

The wages that we earn by sinning is death, both the first physical death and the second death in Hell. Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Please note that the second death is not a spiritual death, as many people errantly think. Ephesians 2:1 teaches that the unsaved person is already spiritually dead, which is why we all must be BORN AGAIN by God's Holy Spirit (John 1:12-13). Unless a man is born anew from above, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God. There are absolutely no exceptions! Every human being is born spiritually dead.

When Adam sinned in the Garden of Eden, sin and death entered into the human race. Consequently, death passed upon all men, for all have sinned (Romans 5:12; 3:23). If a person never gets born-again by the Holy Spirit of God, then they will go to Hell. This is the second death according to Revelation 21:8, “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” So the second death is for those who are already spiritually dead.

Please make sure you've been BORN AGAIN dear friend.

Very Few People Are Going To Heaven

Matthew 7:13-15, “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.”  Luke 13:23-24, “Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them, Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.”

The Bible teaches that very “FEW” people will be going to Heaven. Very few people throughout human civilization have gone to Heaven. Very few people in the future will be going to Heaven. This is what our precious Lord Jesus said in our text passages. Luke 13:23-24 says that “MANY” people will seek to enter into Heaven, but shall not be able. That clearly implies that these people will be under some form of deception, thinking that they can enter into the Pearly City, but will be denied access.

We often hear preachers quote Matthew 7:13-15 and Matthew 7:21-23, but they rarely ever connect these two passages. They go together! Matthew 7:21-23, “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. This is why only a “FEW” people will go to Heaven. They have not put their faith in Christ alone, which is the will of the Father (John 6:40).

Churches everywhere today are counterfeit churches. They claim to believe in Jesus Christ. They profess salvation by grace alone. They look, behave and talk like Christians. Yet, they have not done the will of the Father. They are doing TOO MUCH! A perfect example are all the false religions in the world who ADD water baptism to faith in Christ. In theology we call this heresy, “Baptismal Regeneration.” You cannot be regenerated (born again) by getting dunked in a baptistery. Jesus said in John 3:7b, “YE MUST BE BORN AGAIN.”

The way to Heaven is super simple. It is a free gift. It is without any works. Getting saved is the simplest thing, so simple that even a small child can be saved—simply by BELIEVING! If by faith oh sinner, will receive Christ's sacrifice on the cross as payment for your sins, believing that He was buried, but three days later He resurrected from the dead, you are saved. This is “the Gospel,” meaning “Good News” or “Glad Tidings” (1st Corinthians 15:1-6). The only thing that you contribute to your salvation is the sin that made it necessary! Faith is the only righteous thing that I can do. If you add anything to this, you will go to Hell.

Pastor Jack Hyles (1926-2001) fully understood this great truth...

“More people will die and burn in Hell, because they're trusting too much!” —Pastor Jack Hyles, a precious quote from the MP3 sermon, “Yea, Yea, And Nay, Nay!

“Everything that's hard and complicated about salvation is God's side of it!” —Pastor Jack Hyles, a precious quote from the MP3 sermon, “Yea, Yea, And Nay, Nay!

I encourage you to listen to the above sermon, “Yes, Yea, And Nay, Nay.” It is a wonderful sermon all about the simplicity of God's plan of salvation. I thank God for Dr. Hyles, and Pastors' Curtis Hutson, Ralph Yankee Arnold, Max Younce, Hank Lindstrom, Ray Stanford and genuine other men of God, who faithfully preached a simple free grace Gospel. It is tragic that over 95% of churches today are teaching another gospel that cannot produce the new birth. 2nd Corinthians 11:3-4, “But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.” 

Getting saved is as simple as BELIEVING in Jesus as your Savior. We get saved by getting out of the way, letting Christ do ALL the saving. Hebrews 4:10-11, For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.” This passage speaks about salvation. What labour must we do to be saved? 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.” Do you plainly see dear friend how everything in the Bible keeps pointing to one thing to be saved?—BELIEVING ON JESUS!!!

The One Thing That Determines Salvation (by Pastor Curtis Hutson)

I am telling you these things dear friend, because I care about you. I get so sad when I hear about famous celebrities who died, and they no doubt went to Hell. Of course, the unsaved world NEVER says that anyone went to Hell. According to the lost world, everyone goes to Heaven. But that is not what the Bible teaches. And even worse, most of the religious people in this world are hellbound. Religion is the worst thing that ever happened to this world, because religion offers people a false hope, comforting them in them lost condition. Satan's greatest weapon is to con people into living the Christian life without ever being born-again!

Another woeful evil that I see today (especially in Baptist churches today) is the Devil's lie of Lordship Salvation. Just like the crime of adding water baptism to faith alone, the Lordship Salvation crowd add “turning away from your sins” and “surrendering all to Christ as 'Lord'” to be saved. I am so sick of this Lordship Salvation mess! So also was Dr. Jack Hyles!!!

Sadly, Bob Jones University and most of their graduates trust in a perverse gospel of turning from your sins to be saved, which is not the way of salvation. BJU has adopted the Roman Catholic meaning of repentance. To “repent” in the Bible simply means “a change of mind,” nothing more. Anyone who says that a person still living in willful sin never really repented, and so their faith in not genuine and they're not saved, is a false teacher. Many people in the Bob Jones camp, and in other religious circles that preach Lordship Salvation, live in fear and uncertainty about their salvation. Look at the horrible perverse gospel that Dr. Steve Pettit (president of BJU) preaches. This is not the Gospel set forth in the King James Bible!!!

It is not that difficult to see why so few people are going to Heaven. Whether it be the Seven Sacraments added by the Catholic Church, or turning away from your sin as the Bob Jones crowd require, or adding water Baptism as do the Church of Christ and Mormons, or keeping the Sabbath as do Seventh-Day Adventists—this is NOT the simplicity that is in Christ, which is THE GOSPEL. Mankind has an insatiable desire to complicate God's simple plan of salvation. What saith the Scripture? John 6:47, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.” 

Why is this truth so hard for people to grasp? Why do wicked people require more than God does to get to Heaven? You can do what you want dear reader, but I simply BELIEVE IN JESUS. I am resting 100% in Christ, because of what He did on the cross to pay for my sins. He was buried and three days later miraculously raised up for our justification. I am trusting the GOOD NEWS and nothing more. I came to God as a guilty sinner as a 13 year old boy. I heard the Gospel preached and I gladly believed it. That is all God requires to get to Heaven.

Colossians 3:24 - The Reward Of The Inheritance

Colossians 3:22-25, “Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God: And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.”

One of my favorite preachers is Evangelist Charles John Ellicott (1819–1905). He was a distinguished English Christian theologian, academic and churchman. Ellicott states concerning Colossians 3:22-25:
(22-25) Compare throughout Ephesians 6:5-9. The only peculiarity of this passage is the strong emphasis laid on “the reward of the inheritance.” “The reward” is in the original, a perfect recompense or requital. The “inheritance” is exactly that which no slave could receive; only a son could be an heir (Galatians 4:7). Hence the slave on earth is recognised as a son in heaven. He “serves the Lord,” but his service is the perfect freedom of sonship.

I love that! The Apostle Paul encourages the lowest form of earthly slave, by reminding them that in God's eyes they are SONS, and have all the same rights and privileges of inheritance as BIOLOGICAL SONS (even though they are adopted sons by faith - John 1:12; Romans 8:15). So the "reward of the inheritance" here means that even though they are mere slaves to their masters, and not qualified to be treated as sons, God will reward them for their labors as if they were sons.

I think the story of the Prodigal Son is a good example of this truth. Both were sons. Both had an inheritance coming that they were entitled to. Yet we see how one son squandered his inheritance from the father. The other worked hard faithfully and pleased his father. Likewise, all believers are justified by faith alone. We are all sons. We are all entitled to a divine inheritance. Yet, only those who turn many to righteousness shall shine as the brightness of the stars forever (Daniel 12:3). Some believers will have treasures laid up in eternity (Matthew 6:19-20), while others will have no rewards (1st Corinthians 3:15). 

The faithful son was upset with his father for throwing a party for the prodigal son who returned, killing the fatted calf and putting a ring on his irresponsible brother's finger. Who could blame the faithful son for being frustrated and peeved? Yet, we see the great wisdom of the father, which represents our heavenly Father. The Dad enlightened the faithful son that it was right and proper to rejoice that the prodigal son had repented and come back home, but he reminds his faithful son that everything he owns is his, not just a fatted calf and a ring.

Likewise, all believers are entitled to Heaven, but faithful believers will be entitled by their faithfulness to greater rewards in eternity (1st Corinthians 3:8-9). Revelation 22:12, “And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.” This is why we must separate SERVICE from SALVATION. God rewards faithful service, but salvation is by faith alone. The beautiful story of the Prodigal Son shows us the difference in how different children are rewarded by God for faithfulness, yet both are sons who are entitled to an inheritance. 

Many believers are wasting their time, money and spiritual gifts from God here on earth, for which they will one day regret it dearly at the Judgment Seat Of Christ:
2nd Corinthians 5:9-11, Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.”
This passage of Scripture is NOT about salvation. As believers we will be held accountable by the Lord for our works. Revelation 14:13, “And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.Right now it is time to LABOR for believers. There is always much work to be done. The world is literally dying for Christians who are real, who proclaim THE TRUTH and care!

Sadly, the average Neo-evangelical church today is only concerned about making money, with no interest in soulwinning. I attended the Harvest Baptist Church on Guam for a year in 2014. They have no soulwinning program. That's the barren Bob Jones University crowd today, with their perverse counterfeit gospel of Lordship Salvation. Neo-evangelicals reject and intentionally avoid the word “soulwinning” because it is commonly attributed to Pastor Jack Hyles (1926-2001), who was in my humble opinion responsible for more soulwinning than any other preacher of the 20th century. The Bible says winning souls is wise. Proverbs 11:30, “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.”

One day the Lord will welcome every believer home, throwing a big party in Heaven, making us feel loved and welcomed. Yet, those believers who haven't been faithful to serve God won't enjoy Heaven as much as the believers who did, laboring to win souls by preaching the Gospel and laying up treasures in Heaven. If all believers will have everything equal, then what would be the purpose of laboring for Christ to earn rewards? (1st Corinthians 3:7-9). What would be the benefit of laying up treasures in Heaven? (Matthew 6:19-20). What would be the reason for counting the cost and paying the price of discipleship? Luke 14:27-28, “And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple. For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?This is not salvation, this is service. 

Pastor M.R. DeHaan (1891-1965) explains the difference very well:
"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." DeHaan, M. R. Hebrews. Zondervan Publishing House, 1959 (p. 117).
Bravo! I couldn't have said it any better. 

The Lord knows your efforts. Hebrews 6:10, “For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.” The Lord promised to reward us even for giving a cup of water in a disciple's name, not in Jesus' name. The Bible is saying that God is so ethical that He is going to reward a Christian who helps another believer, who is helping another believer, who is helping Christ. The man at the auto parts store who helps the church mechanic, who is helping his pastor, gets a reward for ultimately helping Christ. That is so awesome and wonderful. God is a good God.

Like NASA In 1986, Today's Pastors Are Not Listening

Proverbs 14:12, “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” Matthew 7:21, “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

In 1986, the day before the Space Shuttle Challenger was launched in Florida, and exploded in flight, engineers warned NASA officials that it was not safe to launch the rocket below 53 degrees Fahrenheit. Despite the outside temperature being below freezing, NASA officials decided to go against the engineers (you know, the scientists who designed the rocket). Seven astronauts were murdered by NASA officials. Some stupid bureaucrats DIDN'T LISTEN TO THE WARNING from the engineers who built the rocket!!!

Likewise, God is the engineer of the plan of salvation for mankind. God has given us His engineering manual, called the Holy Bible. We have that blessed Book today in the inspired King James Bible. Since God designed and built the rocket that will take us to Heaven, He alone has a right to tell us how to use that rocket. The Gospel is God's rocket to Heaven. The Gospel means GOOD NEWS! It is the “Good News” of Jesus Christ's death on the cross, burial and bodily resurrection three days later (1st Corinthians 15:1-4). Anyone who comes to God as an admitted guilty sinner in need of redemption, receiving Christ's sacrifice on the cross as payment for their sins, trusting upon the risen Savior by faith alone, is saved.

It is so sad that seven astronauts needlessly died in 1986, because some corporate big shots thought they knew more than the contractor engineers. But wait, we see this same arrogance today in thousands of foolish pastors, who won't follow the Gospel. Instead, they are following a corrupt theologian who lived 500 years ago named John Calvin (1509-1564). Today, Calvinism has been cleverly repackaged into a heresy known as Lordship Salvation. This lie of Satan teaches that faith is not enough to be saved. In addition, Lordship Salvation requires that you surrender all to Jesus as your “Lord” to be saved. Proponents of this deadly heresy still deceitfully maintain that salvation is wholly by grace, but say if you don't have WORKS your faith is not genuine and you're not really saved. Clearly, that is a works based type of false salvation. The true Gospel taught in the Bible excludes works in all its forms!

Dear reader, we've got a bunch of big shot pastors today, who think they know more than God. The fact of the matter is that you cannot show me even one Bible verse that teaches to “repent of your sin” or “turn away from your sin” to be saved. So why does Bob Jones University (BJU) and many of their alumni preach another gospel of Lordship Salvation? As you will read in this blog, BJU today is not the same college it was 75 years ago when Dr. Bob Jones Sr. (1883-1968) was still at the helm. BJU is a perfect example of how easy it is for the Devil to creep heresy into an institution over time. Because of Dr. John MacArthur's worldly success as a pastor in Sun Valley, California (being an alumni of BJU), they idolize and follow his ministry at BJU. This is tragic, because Pastor John MacArthur is very wrong on the Gospel. In fact, Mr. MacArthur's plan of salvation is so foreign to what the Bible teaches, and so difficult, that he says children cannot be saved. That is not God's simple plan of salvation.

Dear friend, I highly recommend that you listen to God concerning salvation, and not what men say. I don't want you to believe what I say. I want you to search the Scriptures (John 5:39), and see if the things I say are so. Go look for yourself in the Bible, and see if it says to turn away from your sins to receive God's free gift of eternal life. And please make sure you only use the inspired King James Bible, because all of the Devil's modern Bible revisions are corrupt! You cannot trust any of them!!! All of Satan's apples have worms! The only inspired Words of God in the English language today are in the King James Bible.

ABOVE: This Chart Shows How The Bible
Has Been Corrupted To Obtain A Legal Copyright

The modern Bible revisions are ALL corrupt!

Luke 13:23-24, “Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them, Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.” The Bob Jones University crowd have been deceived by Satan. I do believe some of them are saved, because of the crossover between free grace churches and corrupt Lordship Salvation churches. There is a lot of confusion in the churches today, which is exactly how Satan hinders people from being born again (2nd Corinthians 4:3-4). It all depends on a person's mindset, if they have ever truly grasped and embraced the Gospel personally to be born-again. You'd be shocked if you knew how many churchgoers have never been born anew by the Holy Spirit of God. Satan's greatest weapon is to con people into living the Christian life (Lordship Salvation), without ever being born again. That is what Luke 13:23-24 means.

The Space Shuttle Challenger disaster in 1986 was tragic, but avoidable, if NASA's leaders had simply listened to the engineers. It was too cold outside, which caused the giant O-ring to contract and not expand enough to seal properly during lift off. Seven innocent people died that day. It certainly can be called murder! NASA's protocol was intentionally violated. We see this today in tens of thousands of churches, violating God's protocol, perverting the Gospel into something entirely different! Please watch this excellent video presentation by one of my favorite preachers, Pastor Ralph Yankee Arnold, so you can know HOW TO BE SAVED:

The Clear Gospel In 4 Minutes (Pastor Ralph Yankee Arnold)

A Deadly Misunderstanding Of James Chapter Two

James 2:17-24, “Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. 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. Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect? And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God. Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.

This is one of the most misunderstood, hotly debated and abused passages of Scripture in the Bible. I love something that Pastor Curtis Hutson (1934-1995) said: “A good rule to follow when interpreting the Bible is to never use an obscure passage to contradict a clear one.” There is no argument that James chapter 2 is an obscure passage, which is exactly why it is hotly debated in theology circles. In sharp contrast, the Gospel of John is very plain. John teaches the reader simply to “believe” 85 times, without any mention of repentance, confessing Christ publicly, water baptism, turning away from sinful bad habits or growing. The Gospel of John is abundantly clear, with no obscurity, concerning how to get to Heaven. John 6:47, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.

There is a deadly heresy commonly taught by the Lordship Salvation crowd, which says James chapter 2 is teaching that faith alone cannot save a person. Advocates of Lordship Salvation claim that if a person's life has not changed, they are not saved because their faith is not genuine. So effectively, advocates of Lordship Salvation have a different understanding and definition of faith than the Bible does. This wrong meaning of faith held by the proponents of Lordship Salvation, is the SAME theological error held by the Seventh Day Adventist cult. Likewise, the Mormon religious cult also teach the SAME Lordship Salvation as do Marty Herron, Faith Baptist Bible College And Theological Seminary; Sam Horn, Master's University (John MacArthur's school); Steve Pettit, Bob Jones University; Gary Walton, Harvest Baptist Church on Guam; Charles and Daniel Phelps, Colonial Hills Baptist Church in Indianapolis, Indiana; Ray Comfort, Living Waters; and countless more theological frauds and pulpit devils. All of these heretics are hellbound without true salvation.

Pastor Curtis Hutson rightly exposes these wicked false prophets, preaching THE TRUTH that they cannot be saved until they repent of their wrong idea of what it means to repent...

The Bible meaning of repentance is simply “a change of mind, not a change of lifestyle. Advocates of the Devil's lie of Lordship Salvation wrest (torture) the Bible to their own destruction (2nd Peter 3:16-17). They totally ignore the clear teaching of the entire Gospel of John, wresting an obscure passage of Scripture to bolster up their straw man heresies of turning away from sin, surrendering all to Christ, following Jesus as “Lord” no matter what the cost, faithfully running the race and exchanging all that you are for all that He is, to be saved. These are the crazy theological things that the aforementioned false prophets all preach!!!

I was listening to a heretical sermon today by the son of Pastor Church Phelps (the pastor who shamefully covered up for a rapist in New Hampshire). Daniel Phelps preaches this heretical sermon titled: “Faith That Works.” In the horrible sermon, Daniel teaches that someone's faith in Jesus Christ as Savior is ineffective to save, if that faith does not INCLUDE works, which he heretically defines as:

  • Real faith is demonstrated by our activities.
  • Real faith is proven by testing.
  • Real faith is rewarded by God.
  • Be motivated by the reward your perseverance is sure to bring.

These false teachings by Daniel Phelps are NOT what the inspired King James Bible teaches! I receive so many emails from worried professed Christians, scared that they might not be saved because of an abundance of sins in their life. They are worried after hearing corrupt preachers from the Bob Jones University camp, like Charles and Daniel Phelps, and Marty Herron, and Gary Walton and John MacArthur. These evil men are all infidels!!! They are the ENEMIES of God, corrupters of God's free gift of grace and eternal life (Ephesians 2:8-9).

The famous author of the book Pilgrim's Progress, and Gospel preacher, 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.” —John Bunyan (1628-1688)

Daniel Phelps (like his perverse father) are corrupt on God's grace, both preaching ANOTHER GOSPEL (2nd Corinthians 11:3-4; Galatians 1:6-9). The Bob Jones camp cast stumbling blocks before their students, infiltrating and infecting thousands of Baptist churches with the deadly poison of Calvinism. I am sick and tired of hearing these reprobates of the faith, who ADD living a changed life to faith alone. They lie and still maintain that salvation is wholly by grace alone, yet they insist that you must live a changed life to proven that your faith is genuine. That is NOT faith.

Dear friend, if I offer you a gift for your birthday, all you would need to do is take it. But what if I said that I am going to be watching your behavior over the coming year, to see how you are doing? And what if I tell you that you will lose the gift I am handing to you, if you fail to live a certain way? First, you would think I am a nut. Second, you certainly wouldn't feel like it is a gift. So why is it that when it comes to God's gift of eternal life, by faith alone in the GOOD NEWS (Gospel) of Jesus Christ crucified, buried and bodily resurrected from the dead the third day, we can no longer conceive the meaning of a free gift?

At the end of the perverse sermon, Daniel Phelps says that those who “persevere” will receive the “reward” of Heaven. This is the same damnable garbage that Dr. Steve Pettit (shameful president of Bob Jones University) preaches. These wicked men are NOT true believers! They preach a false gospel of partial faith in Christ plus works. There is no assurance of salvation in their theology, because you cannot KNOW you are saved until you've proven that it is real, by living a holy life, activities, testing and persevering. These corrupters of grace cast stumbling stones before the people, confusing sanctification within by justification without. The Christian believer is justified by faith alone in an instant; but sanctification (growing in the Lord) takes a lifetime. Millions of believers choose to live in sin, and do not attend church. They have dirty minds. They drink booze. Many live in the sin of fornication, with no intention of getting married at any time. The Lordship Salvation camp says they are not really saved, because they have never repented of their sins. They are WRONG!

Dear reader, I hope you are listening. I am telling you THE TRUTH. God's free gift of eternal life is obtained without any obligation to you whatsoever to change your life. Reformation (turning away from sins) is not repentance (a change of mind). Penitence is sorrow for sins, not repentance. Penance is trying to make a mend for sin, not repentance. Repentance is realizing that you are a guilty needy sinner in the sight of a Holy God (Romans 3:19-20), which compels you to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ to be forgiven and saved eternally (Acts 16:30-31). Tens of millions of churchgoers are being led into the fires of Hell by the Bob Jones University camp today, with their damnable lies of Misunderstood Repentance and Lordship Salvation. Pastor Jack Hyles (1926-2001) also faithfully exposes BJU's False Bibles, which is the source of their damnable heresies. 

James chapter 2 simply refers to being justified in the eyes of men. The key verse is James 2:18, “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. Carefully notice that James says I WILL SHEW YOU! James wasn't speaking about being justified in the sight of God. The Apostle Paul speaks of justification in the sight of God in Romans 4:4-6, which is BY FAITH ALONE WITHOUT WORKS. The Bible even says that in Romans 4:5! Yet, these theological liars (like Marty Herron, Chuck and Daniel Phelps) will tell you salvation is still by grace, while insisting that you must WORK to prove that your faith is real. Even a small child can see that this rotten apple has worms!!!

Satanic Modern Bible Versions Say It Is Hard To Enter God's Kingdom

1st Corinthians 11:3, “But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve
through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.”

Repeatedly in the precious Scriptures we are taught that getting saved is free, simple and easy. Getting saved is as easy as drinking a glass of water, if that water is Jesus. John 4:10, “Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.” Notice that Jesus said the water of life (salvation) is a “gift,” and that the woman at the well simply needed to ask Him to receive it. Getting saved is as easy as walking through a door, if that door is Jesus. John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.” Our text verse above calls the Gospel (Good News) “the simplicity that is in Christ” (2nd Corinthians 11:3). It is that simple to be saved. Christ died, that's history; Christ died for me, that's salvation!

If you admit that you are a guilty sinner in God's eyes, and you receive Christ's sacrificial death on the cross as full-payment for your sins, believing that He was buried, and bodily raised up from the dead 72 hours later, you are saved. It is that simple!!! With this simple truth in mind, now take a look at how Satan has perverted the modern Bible revisions to complicate getting saved. Here is a comparison of Mark 10:24 between the trustworthy King James Bible (KJB), and the corrupted Easy-To-Read version (ERV), the New International Version (NIV), and the Southern Baptist Convention's exclusive, Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB). ...
KING JAMES BIBLE (KJB) - Mark 10:24, “And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God!”

ENGLISH STANDARD VERSION (ESV) - Mark 10:24, “And the disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said to them again, “Children, how difficult it is to enter the kingdom of God!”

EASY-TO-READ VERSION (ERV) - Mark 10:24, “The followers were amazed at what Jesus said. But he said again, “My children, it is very hard to enter God’s kingdom!”

NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION (NIV) - Mark 10:24, “The disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said again, “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!”

HOLMAN CHRISTIAN STANDARD BIBLE (HCSB) - Mark 10:24, “But the disciples were astonished at His words. Again Jesus said to them, “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!”
I've just given you another example (of literally thousands that exist) of Satanic corruption in the modern Bible revisions.

The King James Bible says that them that trust in riches will have a hard time entering into God's kingdom, because they are trusting in their riches instead of the Gospel. People with lots of money have a hard time believing on Jesus Christ, which requires humbling one's self enough to admit being a guilty sinner who cannot save our self. Wealthy people are used to relying upon themselves and their own riches. To be saved you must trust completely upon the Lord Jesus Christ! The satanic Alexandrian manuscripts (as evidenced in the preceding quotes from the ERV, ESV, NIV and HCSB) corrupt the Word of God, saying instead that it is hard to enter into God's kingdom. That is not what the King James Bible teaches. The new perverted Bible revisions are missing the phrase, “that trust in riches,” rendering the Word of God a lie. Why, Oh why, would any sensible pastor, Bible teacher or Christian want to use today's satanic Bible revisions that butcher the inspired Words of God???

If you show this vital information to your pastor, but he doesn't care and still chooses to use and/or support the modern Bible revisions, you need to leave that church and find a real man of God. Something is VERY wrong with a pastor that doesn't care about the purity of God's Words! God loathes neo-evangelical Baptist preachers today who are lukewarm, who use multiple Bible revisions and don't have enough spiritual discernment (or just don't care due to ecclesiastical peer pressure) to stand upon the Words of God! They claim to care about the truth, while promoting conflicting manuscripts of the Bible. I mean, either it is hard to get into Heaven, or it is easy. It cannot be both! One Bible is very correct, and the other is very wrong!


Gone, Gone, Gone... Yes, Acts 8:37 is Gone! - Unless You Have a King James Bible!

There is not a greater threat to the world today than the modern, Alexandrian, watered-down, corrupted, Beelzebub, perverted, copyrighted, Westcott and Hort translated, Bible revisions! WHAT A CRUEL HOAX ON THE CHURCHES!

Satan's NIV Revision Teaches Salvation By Water Baptism: Removes Acts 8:37 Completely

Here is Acts 8:37 quoted from the Easy-To-Read Version (ERV)...

Acts 8:37 -

That's right, it doesn't exist!!! Look for yourself! So now the new satanic Bible revisions teach that you can get into Heaven just by being water baptized. Verse 37 says you can only be water baptized IF YOU BELIEVE ON THE SON OF GOD! Verse 37 is critically important, don't you think? These new Bible revisions are of the Devil. Would somebody please wake up today's dead pastors and lame preachers, who couldn't care less!!! It is hard to grasp the dark reality that most pastors today are blinded by the Devil. They tolerate the plethora of modern Bible revisions, despite the insane fact that due to copyright restrictions they all read differently. If you don't like what one Bible revision says, then you can just read from another, and another, and another. This is wickedness! God only authored ONE BOOK folks, not hundreds!

Neo-evangelical churches and ministries are serving mammon instead of God. Luke 16:13, “No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” There is no middle ground. You either love God and stand for the truth at all cost, or else you love money and make excuses to shirk off your duty as a child of God to stand for truth. Although they would never admit to such shameful and wicked behavior, there is no other explanation for supporting the Devil's Bible versions. They choose to go-along-to-get-along, for the sake of acceptance by their ministry peers and job security. And may I say, the King James is the Bible, not a “version.” If you don't have a King James Bible, you don't have a Bible! Satan is trying to confuse everybody by publishing literally hundreds of English Bible versions. If you have a King James Bible, you have God's preserved and inspired Words!!!

BATTLE OF THE AGES (Dr. Hyles, “The King James Bible crowd is going to come out on top!”)

Nearly every pastor who uses, tolerates, and refuses to expose the corrupt Alexandrian Bible manuscripts has been warned, but he doesn't care. Bob Jones University (BJU) and Moody Bible Institute (MBI) have been warned repeated about the Bible issue, but they are stiffnecked with stubborn pride. As Satan has relentlessly changed the Words of God into a lie over the past half-century, these religious institutions have stood idle, going along to get along with mainstream evangelicalism! In so doing, they have helped the enemy! They are now on enemy territory, pulling on the same rope as the Devil! People in the churches are as confused as ever! God is not the author of confusion (1st Corinthians 14:33), but Satan is!

The Devil fully knows that the most effective deception is the half-truth. For example: When the Devil perverts the plan of salvation, he starts off with the truth that eternal life is a gift. So he'll tell you that getting saved is a gift, but then he'll add the unbiblical requirement to “turn from your sins” also. So now the Devil has you foolishly thinking that salvation is a gift that you must do something to get. You've been deceived!

Whereas God has told Adam and Eve they could freely eat of every tree in the Garden of Eden except one (Genesis 2:16-17), the serpent (Satan) lied to Eve and convinced her that God told them not to eat from any of the trees (Genesis 3:1). Satan tricked Eve by presenting his lie in the form of a question. Satan is very subtle. Where do you think the ungodly newsmedia gets their training? That's right, from the Devil who is their spiritual father.

The Greatest Book In The World! (video, Pastor Danny Castle; The King James Bible is God's Word!)


Beware of Satan's Poison Apples

My friend, Satan is a big liar! The Devil is deceiving the whole world, even most of the churches (Revelation 12:9). But you don't have to be deceived if you're a born-again Christian who walks with God, abiding in the King James Bible! You show me a professed Christian who doesn't make a fuss over which Bible version is accurate, and I'll show you a weak believer (if they're saved at all), who doesn't truly walk close to the Lord. Amos 3:3, “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?” How can any Christian walk with God in a dozen Bible revisions? You cannot! God's Words are incorruptible. We are born-again by the incorruptible Word of God. 1st Peter 1:23, “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.” A person cannot be born anew from corruptible words!!! You've seen how the new Bible revisions pervert mark 10:24 and Acts 8:37.

In John 3:16, the new versions completely remove the word “begotten” concerning Jesus as the Son of God. I am an adopted son of God, and so is every believer (John 1:12). Romans 8:15 says we cry out to God, “whereby we cry, Abba, Father.” God has many sons, but Jesus is the only “BEGOTTEN” (biological) Son of God. That's an important truth. Hence, all of the modern Bible revisions teach heresy, claiming that Jesus is God's “only son,” because Jesus is not God's only son. Jesus is God's only “begotten” Son. Amen!

The moral of this lesson is very clear... use only the precious KING JAMES BIBLE. If you have any of the modern Bible PERversions, rip them up and throw them away, or burn them in your barbeque! Do the Lord a favor! God loves when His children are hot, not lukewarm. God doesn't want us to be cold, that is, carnal; but Revelation 3:15-16 teaches that God would much rather prefer for us to be cold than lukewarm (middle of the road). The corrupt Bible revision crowd are unsaved. You cannot be born again from corruptible word. There are many Christians who were saved under the King James Bible, but due to sinful compromise with the ecumenical movement, have embraced the Devil's dirty dozen as well!

The average neo-evangelical churchgoer uses about a dozen favorite Bible revisions (of literally hundreds of English revisions available) to form their warped theology. I call these the “Devil's dirty dozen”! Some neo-evangelicals are saved, most are not! The heresy of “turning from sins” to be saved (aka, Lordship Salvation) originates in the Alexandrian, Egypt, Bible perversions. Turning from sins is a work, which is effectively the same thing as keeping the works of the law to be saved, which God forbids. Romans 3:20, “Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.” God's law (i.e., the Ten Commandments) makes our sin exceedingly sinful (Romans 7:13), showing us our guilty condition when we break God's commandments, so that we may become guilty before God (Romans 3:19).

Eternal life and forgiveness of sins is a free gift (Ephesians 2:8-10). A gift may simply be taken. You cannot require anything more of the recipient of a gift, other than to take it, otherwise it ceases to be a gift. It is easy, free and simple to get to Heaven!

Three Men All Died Differently On Three Crosses

Luke 23:39-43, And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us. But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss. And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.” 1st Peter 2:24, Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

The Holy Bible teaches that there were two other men who were crucified with the Lord Jesus Christ. One of the men berated the Lord, challenging His deity. The man sarcastically said to Jesus, “If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.” (Luke 23:39). But the other man on the cross defended the Lord's honor, saying that whereas they both deserved to die for their crimes, Jesus was an innocent man Who did nothing wrong. 

So we see that there were three different men, who all died in different ways:

  1. Jesus died FOR SIN
  2. The repentant thief died TO SIN
  3. The unrepentant man died IN SIN

Every born-again believer DIES IN THE LORD. Revelation 14:13, “And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.” Every Christ-rejecter dies IN THEIR SIN. John 8:24, “I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.Which are you dear reader? I became a born-again Christian at age 13. The moment I was saved I died to sin. That simply means that sin no longer had any power to condemn me, because I was under God's saving GRACE instead of the LAW. The unsaved man is still under the curse of God's law. 

Getting saved is like taking the stinger our of a bee. Once a bee stings, it cannot sting twice and it dies. Likewise, Christ died once on the cross for all mankind. Jesus took the sting out of death, for those who believe in Him as their personal Savior. This is justification. 1st Corinthians 15:56, “The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.” It is similar in our American court system. Once a person has been judged in court, that person cannot ever be tried again for the same crime. Once we get saved, we are declared justified freely forever. Nothing more is required.

All these false teachers today, like Dr. Steve Pettit (president of Bob Jones University) and Dr. John MacArthur (pastor of Grace To You ministry), who teach that faith alone is not enough to be saved, are perverting the grace of God. The Apostle Paul said he worried that the Galatian churches had been deceived from the 'SIMPLICTY THAT IS IN CHRIST,' which is the Gospel (Romans 1:16). The Gospel means GOOD NEWS! It is the Good News that Jesus died on the cross to pay for our sins, and that He was buried, and three days later He bodily resurrected from the dead (1st Corinthians 15:1-4). 

Any admitted guilty sinner who believes this Good News is immediately, irrevocably and permanently saved. Even a small child can believe the Gospel and be saved. Salvation is a free gift from God, which does NOT require giving up pet sins, turning over a new leaf, reforming one's life of sin, water baptism, good works, nor anything else. We are saved by faith alone. Anything else is a counterfeit gospel, and cannot produce the new birth, without which no one can enter into God's Kingdom Jesus said (John 3:3-7).

Three men died on a cross. One died FOR SIN, another died TO SIN, and the last man unfortunately died IN SIN. Which are you dear friend? The choice is yours alone to make.

Jesus Warned That Few People Will Enter Into Heaven

Matthew 7:13-15, “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” Luke 13:23-24, Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them, Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

I have observed an astonishing phenomena in Baptist churches my entire life—pastors and congregations embracing and tolerating the most heretical of doctrines. The Apostle Paul said that they didn't tolerate the perverse gospel even for one hour. Galatians 2:4-5, “And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage: To whom we gave place by subjection, no, not for an hour; that the truth of the gospel might continue with you.I wish we had more caring Christians today, like Paul, who understand the importance of nipping heresy in the bud quickly, lest it take root and spread.

Paul tells us why he refused to tolerate heresy in verse 5—that THE TRUTH OF THE GOSPEL might continue. Paul understood that a little leaven leaventh the whole lump. Galatians 5:7-9, “Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth? This persuasion cometh not of him that calleth you. A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.” Paul is speaking about the truth of the Gospel here. The apostle is rebuking the churches of Galatia for allowing a religious cult to infiltrate and find acceptance with them. Paul warns them that a little ferment (bacteria) will eventually spoil the whole (whether it be bread, juice or a local church). Heresy is just like cancer, it spreads, destroying good tissue as it progresses. Paul is teaching believers the importance of Bible doctrinal soundness. Paul is effectively saying, “Right doctrine matters!

With these truths in mind, it will help us to better understand the Lord's words of warning in Matthew 7:13-15. Jesus said that “few” people ever find the narrow way unto eternal life. Evangelist Ray Comfort perverts this passage of Scripture, errantly teaching that the “narrow way refers to living a separated life from sin. Dear reader, that is not what Jesus meant. The way is narrow because men complicate everything, and the Gospel is very simple (2nd Corinthians 11:3-4). How simple? Read for yourself 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. Faith is the only righteous thing that I can do. 

Yet, Ray Comfort horribly teaches that you must turn away from your sinful behavior, and LIVE A LIFESTYLE of abstaining from sin your entire life, to prove that your faith is genuine. Ray Comfort is preaching the Devil's lies of John Calvin (aka, Calvinism). If you have to look at your life to prove that you are saved, it proves that you're not! We are saved by God's righteousness through faith alone in Christ (Philippians 3:9). My friend, you don't have to turn away from your sins to be saved, you must be 100% sinless and perfect. That is why when asked who can be saved, Jesus said it is IMPOSSIBLE!!! ...

Matthew 19:24-25, “And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved? But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

So you see, you cannot save yourself, nor does God permit you to play any part in getting saved, except to get out of the way and rest in the finished redemptive work of Christ (Hebrews 4:10-11). Christ died on the cross, was buried and three days later He physically resurrected from the dead. This is the Gospel, the GOOD NEWS (1st Corinthians 15:1-4). Getting saved is so free, easy and simple that even a small child can do it (2nd Timothy 3:15). Pastor John MacArthur's false plan of salvation is so costly, hard and complicated, that he says children cannot be saved. This is why Jesus called the Gospel “the narrow way,” and said “strait is the gate” which leadeth unto life. ...

“The true Gospel always points you to Christ; a false gospel always points to you.” —Pastor Dennis Rokser

Millions of phony churches around the world have been infiltrated, corrupted and destroyed by the Devil's lies of Wrong Repentance, Lordship Salvation and doing Good Works to be saved. It never ceases to frustrate me to hear advocates of Lordship Salvation (which sadly includes the corrupt Bob Jones University crowd), still maintain that salvation is by grace alone, while adding a bunch of requirements to faith that God doesn't ask. Adding anything more to God's simple plan of salvation by childlike faith is a perversion of God's grace. Please read this excellent sermon excerpt from Pastor Curtis Hutson (1934-1995) called, 'A Perversion Of The Gospel: Lordship Salvation.' Also, I highly recommend these 100% Gospel accurate sermon videos by Pastor Ralph Yankee Arnold. Thank God for free grace Gospel preachers!!!

Jesus warned in Matthew 7:13-14 that “few” people will be in Heaven in eternity. In Luke 13:23-24 Jesus said that “many” people will seek to enter into the gates of Heaven, but will be denied entrance. Can you imagine? It will be horrific. There will be lifelong missionaries, pastors and religious people by the billions, all trying to enter into the Pearly City, but won't be able to. Why? Jesus gives us the answer:

Matthew 7:21-23, “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” 

What is the heavenly Father's will? I'm glad you asked my fine non-feathered friend. Jesus again gives us the answer in John 6:40, “And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.God's will is to simply BELIEVE (rely, rest upon) Jesus to have the free gift of eternal life. That is why Jesus said the way is narrow and the gate is strait, because it is so simple to be saved that most men miss it. That is what it means to be fallen from grace in Galatians 5:4. Advocates of the heresies of Wrong Repentance and Lordship Salvation are fallen from gracethey have missed the only bus going to Heaven, they are subverted of themselves, hellbound in their partial faith in Christ plus: turning from sins, following Jesus, surrendering all to Christ as Lord,” paying the cost, running the race faithfully to the end and exchanging all that you are for all that Christ is. 

Literally, all of the preceding unbiblical additional requirements to be saved are what Steve Pettit, John MacArthur, Ray Comfort and Marty Herron preach. I have all their damnable quotes!!! Oh why won't churchgoers wake up and heed the truth that I (and free grace preachers like me) preach from the Word of God? 

God does not save anyone who has partial faith in Christ. I like to use the Chair Illustration. Let's say for the sake of illustration (humor me), that you need to replace a defective lightbulb in your home. You don't have a step ladder, so you use a chair. I've often done that myself. How much faith do you need to get up upon the chair? Just enough to actually do it! Likewise, that is all the faith you need to be saved, JUST ENOUGH to obey God by believing (placing your reliance upon) the GOOD NEWS of Christ crucified on the cross, buried and bodily risen three days later for our justification. Come to God as a guilty sinner and believe the Gospel and you are saved!!! It's that simple oh sinner.

Now, it wouldn't matter if you had 99% doubt in a chair's ability to hold you up, you would be placing no less than 100% of your faith in the chair if you stood upon it unaided. Faith is not the presence of optimism, it is the presence of obedience. I may not have much confidence in a chair, but if I get up and place all my weight upon it, I have trusted it completely! The same is true with receiving God's gift of eternal life. The Lord doesn't demand that you rid your mind of all doubts and fears. It wouldn't be faith without doubts and concerns. Faith is taking God at His Word, as written in the Holy Bible, simply receiving Christ's sacrifice on the cross as payment for your sins. Isn't that simple and beautiful. 

As hard as it is for many people to grasp, it is possible to serve Jesus your entire life and still burn in Hell forever. That is exactly what we see in Matthew 7:21-23. These were not bad people! They were not criminals. They tried to defend themselves at the judgment, telling Jesus that they did “MANY WONDERFUL WORKS” throughout their earthly life. They even called Jesus “LORD, LORD” (there's your Lordship Salvation crowd in the Bible). Jesus heard all their excuses. These were dedicated religious people, wholly committed to serving Christ. Yet, look at the horrifying words Jesus said to them in verse 23, “I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” Will Jesus also someday deny knowing you as one of His sheep? YE MUST BE BORN AGAIN (John 3:7). To read more about the simplicity of the Gospel, please read the excellent book by Michael P. Bowen, 'I NEVER KNEW YOU.'

You now know THE TRUTH and can become (if you're not already), one of THE FEW. Our churches today are filled with deceived people, who think that they have a part in saving themselves, by continuing to prove that their faith is real by living a holy life. Dear friend, what would be the evidence that my faith is real to stand upon a chair? Why, it would be the very act of me getting up to stand on the chair. Likewise, the evidence of a person's genuine faith in Jesus is faith itself, and nothing else! 

The heretical notion that a professed believer is required to prove the reality of their faith, by faithfully running the race (living the Christian life) is a false gospel. This is classic Calvinist heresy! The Bible says a believer SHOULD serve Christ; Calvinism says a believer WILL serve Christ; Catholics say you MUST do good works to be saved. JESUS PAID IT ALL!!! Self has no place in God's free simple plan of salvation. We are saved by God's imputed righteousness, and not by any goodness, effort, merit, sacrifice or self-righteousness of our own. We have nothing worthwhile to offer God (Isaiah 64:6). The ONLY thing that you and I contribute to salvation is the sin that made it necessary! Between me and the flames of Hell is the precious blood of Jesus which was shed on the cross of Calvary!

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