Acts 20:21, “Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.” 2nd Timothy 2:25, “In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;”
I am so sick and tired of idiotic pastors who corrupt the Gospel by adding words that God did not author in the Holy Bible. When asked for their view on repentance, countless woefully ignorant pastors have said to me over the years, “Well you can't turn TO something unless you also turn FROM something.” To the logical human mind that sounds very reasonable. Yet the Bible does not say that, does it. You cannot show me any place in the inspired King James Bible where it says to turn away “from” something to be saved.
Dear friend, it simply doesn't matter what you are turning away from, because the man who repents toward God and the truth is saved. By using the clever mentality that “you can't turn TO something unless you also turn FROM something,” you can add anything you want to the Gospel, perverting God's grace. The popular teaching these days is that to be saved you must turn away from your sins. This is what Bob Jones University adds to the Gospel, perverting God's grace. Most religious literature teaches that you must “turn away from sinful ways” to be saved. That is not what the Bible teaches!
One of the most ungodly institutions today is Bob Jones University. Sadly, tens of thousands of churchgoers have been deceived and infected with BJU's heresy of wrong repentance and Lordship Salvation. BJU has blood all over their hands. I have been faithfully preaching for decades against these evils, but I am tired. One of the most ungodly places I have ever found is the rotten Harvest Baptist Church on Guam. Their pastors disregard truth. When I attended the church for one year in 2014, I was sickened by the things I heard and saw. Harvest has very low moral standards. Harvest's pastors preach Lordship Salvation. I witnessed to many of their staff members, who serve as school teachers, and others as deacons in the church, who clearly were not born-again Christians. They all believe that you cannot be saved unless you turn away from your sin first. That is a works based counterfeit plan of salvation.
According to Galatians 1:6-9, God's deadly curse is upon Bob Jones University and Harvest Baptist Church on Guam. They all did me wrong! They drove me out of their church, banned me from returning to church services, and have cruelly ostracized me since 2014. In 2017 I was desperate for a church family, and pleaded three times with the church pastors to return. They were cruel and selfish, telling me to go away. My heart was broken, for the second time. It was bad enough that they forced me out of the church in 2014, but now despite my apologies and humble plea to simply sit in church on Sunday, they sinfully rejected me.
The Bible says that if we don't forgive others, neither will the Lord forgive us. Any forgiveness that refuses to even allow a man to sit in church services is a false forgiveness! Matthew 6:14-15, “For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” Pastor Marty Herron refused to forgive me! Jesus will not forgive him either. I do not believe Mr. Herron is saved at all, because he thinks you must turn away from a sinful lifestyle to get to Heaven, which is self-righteousness. The true Gospel only focuses on JESUS, a false gospel focuses on YOU. Anytime a preacher speaks of something that YOU must do to be saved, he is a liar who is preaching another gospel!
Harvest's Pastors And Staff Have Much Blood On Their Hands
When I attended Harvest Baptist Church on Guam throughout 2014, their nurse Kristen Hurlburt fell in love with me. I loved her too and wanted to marry her, but her pastors didn't want me in the church, even though I begged very humbly for a second chance. Those ungodly pastors kept me and Kris apart, and she was pressured by her bosses to get rid of me, and she did in 2017. It hurt so bad the way she cruelly told me never to contact her again. She lied and denied ever having had any feelings for me, which her pastors used against me. I know as sure as I am a born-again believer that Kris wanted to marry me. The Lord knows that she did have feelings for me, but lied when her bosses got involved. God knows.
Folks, this is what happens when pastors reject THE TRUTH. I did nothing wrong! As a true friend does, I befriended Harvest's pastors with THE TRUTH that the modern Westcott and Hort based Bible revisions are corrupted by the Devil. I told them THE TRUTH that false Bibles are an enemy of soulwinning. I told THE TRUTH that Misunderstood repentance is an enemy of soulwinning. I told THE TRUTH that Lordship Salvation is an enemy of soulwinning. For faithfully contending for the faith once delivered unto the saints (Jude 1:3). I was counted as their “enemy” at Harvest (Galatians 4:16), and also by Kristen Hurlburt to her woe and shame. God takes this doctrinal matter VERY seriously!
Kindly said, I pray for God to avenge me of all of them. Their blood be upon their own heads when they answer to God in eternity! They have all committed the unpardonable sin of adding to the Gospel, effectively denying Jesus Christ as the only all-inclusive means of salvation. If turning away from one's sinful lifestyle is required to get to Heaven, then faith alone in Jesus Christ is insufficient to save! I speak THE TRUTH (Ephesians 4:15). Kris did me very wrong. Harvest's pastors did me very wrong. All I ever humbly begged for was their love, to give me a second chance to quietly sit in church services, and be a part of their church family.
Tragically, Harvest is nothing more than a glorified private social club on Guam, where only card carrying voted-in members are allowed to attend church. Their ministry only consists of the children of parents who have enough money to finance their child's enrollment into Harvest Baptist Academy or Harvest Baptist Bible College. That is the bulk of the church membership, of financially well to do families, who pat the paychecks of a bunch of snobby Bob Jones University graduates making a career by parasiting off of Christendom. Shame on all of them! Jesus Himself warned in Luke 16:13 that it is IMPOSSIBLE to serve God and money (mammon). Any time that monetary profits takes precedence over hurting people who plead for help (as I did umpteen times), something is very wrong in a church. That is not God's unconditional love. 1st John 3:17, “But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?” There is no compassion at Harvest Baptist Church on Guam.
Harvest Baptist Church on Guam (in the Micronesia island chain) is a lousy social club, a fun center, a house of entertainment each Sunday, where only select members are welcomed. They're pastors are far more guilty than of merely being immature, they are hardened Pharisees who have continually rejected THE TRUTH that I have kindly handed to them for the past several years, placing THE TRUTH directly into their very hands. The new pastor since 2018, Gary Walton, is a very bad pastor, indifferent, cold and not concerned about hurting people like me. Pastor Walton is only there for paying customers. That is sinful and sad. Whereas Jesus left the 99 sheep to go find the one that got lost, Harvest's pastors don't care about losing one like me, because they still have the 99. That is their pathetic attitude.
Likewise, Kristen Hurlburt is not interested in finding a godly man to marry, she just wants a good husband, but not a godly husband. That is her loss. Kris will never find a man who loves Jesus more than I do, and who has a burning passion for preaching the truth and winning souls as I do, or who loves her as much as I still do and always will. When I met Kris at Asan Beach in 2017, she berated me for not attending church. But it was her very wicked pastors who drove me out of church at Harvest, because I befriended them with THE TRUTH. What do you suppose God thinks about that? I had no where else to Go. Kris is your typical religious person, who only views things from a superficial point of view (Matthew 15:8), lacking spiritual discernment. This is the superficial Laodicean church (Revelation 3:15-16). Perhaps God was protecting me from marrying Kris, lest I have the devil for a father-in-law.
Harvest's pastors said that I couldn't return to Harvest because it would make Kris uncomfortable, because I liked her. Literally, with God as my witness, that is what they said and did to me. Because Kris lied, and Harvest's pastors held a grudge against me, none of them cared about me need to attend church, and they all rejected me cruelly. I have not attended church since, having no church family since 2014 because of them. My blood is on Kris Hurlburt's hands, because she lied before God, and her shameful pastors who selfishly only thought about their own belly and paycheck (Romans 16:17-18). God will judge between me and them all. I was THE ONLY ONE at Harvest who did what was right. I was THE ONLY ONE who told THE TRUTH. Pastor Jack Hyles is right that: “The King James Bible crowd will come out on top.”
What is sad most of all is that these people in the Bob Jones University camp just don't care. They are arrogant, sinfully proud and spoiled rotten. Marty Herron bailed from Harvest Baptist Church in 2018, now collecting a disgusting 6-digit salary as the new executive vice president of Faith Baptist Bible College And Theological Seminary (preacher's cemetery) in Ankeny, Iowa. Pastor Herron is a wicked man, who preaches a false gospel of partial faith in Christ plus human effort (aka, turning away from a sinful lifestyle) to get to Heaven. That is the Devil's plan of damnation! Mr. Herron has the blood of thousands of victims upon his hands, of everyone whom he has misled to think that God won't save them unless they make an attempt to stop living in sin.
And sadly, Kris Hurlburt doesn't care either. Her only interest is finding a husband and her career as a nurse. Spiritual things (like the truth) don't matter to her. Colossians 3:1-2, “If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.” 2nd John 1:11, “For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.” Kris bids Godspeed to the false prophets at BJU and Harvest, supporting the Devil's fake Bibles, and the Devil's lie of Lordship Salvation, and the Devil's lie of turning from sins to be saved.
Bob Jones Alumni Are The Enemies Of Jesus Christ
As much as it hurts my heart that Kristen rejected me as her husband, I sincerely believe that God was protecting me from a wicked woman who couldn't care less about THE TRUTH. If all she wants is a husband, then that is what she will settle for; but she could have married a real man who loves God, loves the truth, and has the capacity to deeply love her like no other man ever could. No man can love a woman as deeply as can a man of God who has a passion for THE TRUTH. It is sad to see the shallow type of men that women settle for, bums. I make no apologies for being a TRUTH TELLER. If I end up staying single because I told THE TRUTH, then so be it. I know that God will bless me. The pathetic Bob Jones crowd may find secular prosperity and happiness in their selfish earthly lives—by selling out to ecumenism, dipping their sails in sinful compromise, going along to get along, and not standing for God and truth—but they will reap what they have sown in eternity.
I was crucified, shamed, mistreated, ostracized, rejected, humiliated and made the enemy by Harvest's ungodly pastors and staff, including by Kristen Hurlburt her self, for which they will all be held accountable by God. I pray for it to be so! They all deeply hurt me, because I befriended them with THE TRUTH. What saith the Scripture? 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.” The Bob Jones crowd are liars! Lordship Salvation is a lie. The teaching that you must turn away from sinful bad habits to be saved is a lie. Dr. Steve Pettit's (president of BJU) preaching is full of lies! Mr. Pettit says that you must join, run and faithfully finish the race (the Christian life) to get to Heaven. Pettit says that Heaven is an award for those who run and finish the race. If you drop out of the race and quit, Dr. Pettit says that you lose your salvation!
I love the Bob Jones crowd. I love all people. There is not one human being that I hate. But I do hate evil, as God commands me to as His child (Psalms 97:10). I do hate every false way, as God commands me to. Psalms 119:104, “Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.” There is a very serious problem in 99% of churches today, which is that preachers no longer walk with God. If they truly did walk with God, then they would HATE the Devil's modern Bible revisions. I mean, take a look at this my friend...
The Bible Has Been Sinfully Changed Merely For Copyright
As Pastor Curtis Hutson (1934-1995) wisely said: “Things that are different are not the same.”
This Is The Wickedness That Bob Jones Alumni Support
I could spend literally hours expounding you dear reader in the corruptions found inside today's hundreds of English Bible revisions. It is as shocking as it is disgusting.
It is for taking a courageous stand against these very evils, that I was horribly and sinfully despised and rejected by the Harvest Baptist Church on Guam. For the past 7 long and lonely years I have been banned from returning to church, and ostracized by Harvest. I will never shut up! I am so sick and tired of churchgoers downplaying the severity of this issue as a mere matter of difference of opinion. The two pictures I just shared with you are not someone's mere opinion, they show the BLATANT CORRUPTION found in ALL of the Devil's modern Bible revisions. Do you really think that this is all a mere coincidence? Please don't be naïve.
It breaks my heart that Harvest ousted me as their enemy, because I told THE TRUTH. The churches of Galatia did the same exact thing to the Apostle Paul. Galatians 4:16, “Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?” I am not the villain, I am the hero! I am like Batman in the popular 2008 film, “The Dark Knight.” In the movie script, Batman chooses to take the blame for the murders committed by Harvey Dent (the district attorney who went mad after the Joker killed his fiancée). To protect Harvey's image and preserve all the good that he had done to clean up Gotham City, Batman decides to take the rap instead. Before he goes insane, Harvey Dent makes this great statement: “You Either Die A Hero, Or You Live Long Enough To See Yourself Become The Villain.”
Likewise, I have become the villain in all this bad situation with the Harvest Baptist Church on Guam. I didn't want to become the villain. But like the Apostle Paul, and Batman, I have been counted as the enemy for doing the right thing! Always be pure of heart! Matthew 5:8, “Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.” Do you know why the pure of heart will see God? It is because those who are pure of heart will seek THE TRUTH. Those who are not pure of heart, like the phony Bob Jones crowd today, merely follow the trend. Those who are not pure of heart worship God with their mouths, but their heart is far from Him (Matthew 15:8). You show me a pastor or layman in a church who rejects THE TRUTH when handed to them, and it becomes obvious that they are phony in their testimony. The pastors and staff at Harvest Baptist Church on Guam rejected THE TRUTH that I gave them.
What truths did I give them? One helpful I handed them is a book called, “NIV: The Antichrist's Bible” by Pastor Al Lacy. Another helpful book that I handed to them is, “Martin Luther: Master Of Deceit” by Pastor Max D. Younce. Another helpful book that I handed to Harvest's pastors is by Michael P. Bowen titled, “I Never Knew You: The Coming Great White Throne Judgment And How You Can Avoid It.” I hope that you will take the time to read these books, the last two of which are freely available to read online in .pdf format. Sadly, the Bob Jones crowd today are hardened sinners. They are wrong on repentance, wrong on the Gospel, and wrong on the Bible; but if you try to befriend them with THE TRUTH (as I lovingly did in 2014), they will outcast you as an enemy before you even realize what happened.
Since 2014 I have suffered inexplicable emotional pain because of Harvest's rejection, and the loss of Kris as my wife (I KNOW she would have married me), and loss of the only beloved church family that I knew. Oh, how I deeply love them and always will. I have been ostracized as Rudolph The Red-nosed Reindeer, simply because of my shiny King James Bible only nose. Harvest's despises me because of my free grace Gospel only nose. Since 2014 they have not allowed me to join in to play in any of their reindeer games. That is as wicked as Hell, and Pastor Marty Herron knows it, but he is a coward and a rotten ungodly man.
Sadly, the new senior pastor since 2018 has upheld all of the same wickedness as the former incompetent pastor. God's wrath and judgment is upon the Harvest Baptist Church on Guam. They are not prospering in God's sight. They are naked, miserable and wretched (as the Lord said about the Laodicean church in Revelation 3:15-16); but Harvest is blinded to their own apostate condition, lulled by a spirit of sinful pride and indifference, and a woeful lack of compassion for hurting people like me. They still have the 99 sheep, so they couldn't care less about me as that one lost lamb.
The Bible foretold that “perilous times” would come, when people would selfishly do whatever they feel like doing (2nd Timothy 3:1-7). Young people don't go to Bible college anymore to serve God, they enroll into Bible college to pursue a secular career. These young immature girls today are desperate to settle for anybody they can find. It is pathetic. We've never seen ugly times like this, when pastors don't stand for anything anymore. The churches are pathetic these days. Truth means nothing to professed Christians anymore, most of whom are not even born-again. Nobody is saved who believes Lordship Salvation. Nobody is saved who thinks you have to turn away from sin to be saved.
Kindy said, Dr. Steve Pettit and Pastor Marty Herron are not saved. I KNOW that by the direct perverse teachings from their own mouths. They are religious con men in the pulpit. Ladies and gentlemen, we've got a bunch of unsaved religious infidels preaching another gospel from corruptible seed (perverse Bible revisions) in pulpits all across America! I love these truthful quotes from Dr. Jack Hyles...
“The only inspired Words of God are in the King James Bible!” —Dr. Jack Hyles (an awesome quote —Dr. Jack Hyles (THE REAL BATTLE!”)
“We're in a battle for the Word of God, that's the big battle!” —BATTLE OF THE AGES (an MP3 sermon by Dr. Jack Hyles, “The King James Bible crowd is going to come out on top!”)
These Devil's Bibles are the primary source of all sorts of perverse teachings concerning the Gospel in churches today. Anybody who promotes the Devil's Lordship Salvation is the enemy of God. Please listen to my favorite preacher, Pastor Jack Hyles, expose the Devil's fraud of Lordship Salvation. BJU are God's enemy! Bob Jones alumni are pulling on the same rope as the Devil with their false Bibles, misunderstood repentance and Lordship Salvation. These are all FALSEHOODS!!! Psalms 119:104, “Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.”
Repentance Is Toward God, Not From Anything
I hope I have conveyed to you the vital seriousness of this matter of THE TRUTH. Repentance is “TOWARD GOD” (Acts 20:21b), and not “from” anything. The truth is that when a man repents “toward God,” he has believed the Gospel. You don't have to turn away from sinful behavior to receive God's free gift of eternal life. Turning away from sin means cleaning up one's life. Reformation is behavior modification, not Bible repentance. Dear reader, I absolutely cannot stress the importance of this issue enough.For example: In Pacific Garden Mission's radio program, UNSHACKLED (program #3589 aired in 2020), a woman named Debbie Brooks meets with a religious friend named Sharon:
SHARON: Trusting Jesus is the only thing that can make a difference in my messed-up life.
DEBBIE: I keep hearing that in church, but I don't get it—how something that EASY can be a life-changer.
SHARON: Oh Debbie, it's not easy—believing in Jesus means repenting and asking forgiveness for all the old ways, and then GIVING THEM UP FOR GOOD. When you find the COURAGE TO DO THAT, He'll help you CHANGE YOUR LIFE.
DEBBIE: Huh, well, I'll have to think about it.BLAPHEMY!!! Dear reader, what you just read taught by Pacific Garden Mission in Chicago is of the Devil, straight out of the pits of Hell. I hope you see how evil this is. PGM has moved away from the hope of the Gospel. According to the preceding UNSHACKLED program, it is NOT EASY to be saved, because you are required to GIVE UP YOUR OLD SINFUL WAYS PERMANENTLY! That is “another gospel” accursed by God! Somewhere along the way, Moody Bible Institute, Bob Jones University and Pacific Garden Mission became devout followers of Pastor John MacArthur's demonic Lordship Salvation garbage theology! God's curse is upon all of them...
Pacific Garden Mission are PREACHING ANOTHER GOSPEL!!! We are taught in 2nd Corinthians 11:3-4 that the Gospel is simple. Having to forsake the old sinful way of life is anything but simple. PGM has it backwards. God's plan of salvation is simply that you come to God as a needy sinner, and you receive His Son's sacrifice on the cross as payment for your sins. PGM demands that you turn from your sins first, which is not what the Bible teaches. PGM's false gospel is that you must make a commitment to follow the Lord. Judas followed Jesus and went to Hell. Matthew 27:3 says Judas “repented” of his sins, but he wasn't saved at all. Millions of religious people falsely think they will be in Heaven someday, but they will be in Hell. 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.”
Galatians 1:6-9, “I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.”
If I ask you to please go get something out of my car to bring me, I do not need to first ask you to leave the house. Leaving the house is automatic. Likewise, when a person believes the Gospel, they have repented. Repentance is automatic. That is why I never even bring up the word “repent” when witnessing to someone, because it will likely confuse them. The Gospel of John is God's Gospel tract (John 20:31). In the Gospel of John we find the word “believe” mentioned 85 times, but there is no mention of the word “repent.” This is because repentance is automatic. The man who repents has believed, and the man who believes has repented. They are two sides of one coin, inseparably related.
Repentance simply facilitates believing the Gospel to be saved. Without repentance no man would ever believe. Repentance is simply “acknowledging THE TRUTH” that we are a guilty sinner (2nd Timothy 2:25; Romans 3:19-20). The Old Testament LAW shows us our sinful condition and need for salvation, and then brings us to CHRIST in the New Testament to be saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ (Galatians 3:24-26). That is the simplicity of the Gospel (2nd Corinthians 11:3-4; 1st Corinthians 15:-4).