Acts 16:30-31 Gives Us The Simple Plan Of Salvation

Acts 16:30-31, “And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

I love the simplicity of the Word of God. Although there are many passages of Scripture which are indeed controversial, the topic of salvation is abundantly clear in the Holy Bible. God authored the Gospel of John to show us how to go to Heaven. John 20:31, “But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.” As you can clearly see, John 20:31 penned by the Apostle John is in full agreement with Acts 16:30-31 written by the Apostle Luke. To be saved we are simply told to BELIEVE ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST.

With such clear Scriptural evidence in view, it is tragic and disturbing that countless religious leaders today pervert the Gospel, teaching doctrines of devils. These men are sincere, but dead wrong in their theological error. The Bible is our final standard, not the teachings of men. What saith the Scripture? I just showed you what the Bible says in Acts 16:30-31 and John 20:31. We are saved by BELIEVING ON JESUS.

The Damnable Counterfeit Gospel Of Pacific Garden Mission

Now take a disturbing look at what Pacific Garden Mission (PGM) teaches, and you'll understand why I preach against these infidels of the faith. In 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 easybelieving 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.
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—including infidels' Marty Herron, Chuck Phelps, Sam Horn, Steve Pettit, Tom Ferrell, Joe Hansen, Jared Baldwin and Gary Walton. Pacific Garden Mission is also guilty of preaching another gospel...
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.”
Pacific Garden Mission is 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. 

Again, I just showed you from John 20:31 and Acts 16:30-31 that we are saved by BELIEVING ON JESUS. Nothing more is required! Repentance is automatic. The man who believes on the Lord Jesus Christ has repented (i.e., changed his mind toward God - Acts 20:21). If repentance was a separate act from believing, then the Bible would have said to repent and believe in Acts 16:30-31 and John 20:31, but it doesn't. The Bible simply says to BELIEVE on Jesus! 

What right do wicked men have to add to God's Words? 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.” Pastor Marty Herron is a liar. Dr. Steve Pettit is a liar. Pastor John MacArthur is a liar. Pacific Garden Mission are liars. Cartoon evangelist Jack Chick is a liar. Dr. Sam Horn is a liar. Bob Jones University are liars. Moody Bible Institute are liars. Harvest Baptist Church on Guam are liars. Pastor Gary Walton is a liar. The proponents of Lordship Salvation are liars. Those who teach that a person must turn away from sin to be saved are liars. These are all the commandments of men, which make the inspired Word of God of none effect (Mark 7:7-13).

PGM's false gospel says you must make a commitment to follow Jesus as “Lord. Yet, Judas followed Jesus as one of His very apostles and still 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, because they are trying to faithfully live the Christian life, but they will be in Hell (Matthew 7:21-23). 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.”

Here is PGM's 'GO TO' Bible passage—2nd Corinthians 5:17-18, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;” There is a fine line between faith and foolishness! God knows that I am not trying to be negative, nor criticize Pacific Garden Mission without a cause; but rather, they are pressuring sinners to make a commitment to turn away from sin to be saved, which is not a part of the Gospel. 

The new creature” spoken of in 2nd Corinthians 5:17 is wrought by the work of the indwelling Holy Spirit, and NOT by the recipient of God's free gift of eternal life by faith alone. God saves a man by faith alone (this is justification), and then the indwelling Holy Spirit changes that man over a lifetime of growing in grace (this is sanctification). PGM's worldwide popular 'UNSHACKLED' radio broadcast preaches another gospel which cannot produce regeneration (the new birth).

The Deadly Bob Jones University Crowd Today

It is critically important that sanctification within be kept entirely separate from justification without. Pilgrim's Progress author 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.” [emphasis added] —Evangelist John Bunyan
I love that helpful quote. In fact, it is one of my favorite quotes. It shows that John Bunyan fully understood that a changed life has NOTHING to do with receiving the free gift of eternal life, which is solely by the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ (Philippians 3:9). The entire Bob Jones University crowd today are deceived by the Devil, because they do not put a difference between justification and sanctification. Proof of what I say is clearly seen in the following horrifying quote from Dr. Steve Pettit (an unsaved infidel who has hi-jacked the leadership of BJU since 2014):
You can't just speak about getting saved, and you accepted Christ, and then that's it! There is a justification; There is a sanctification; There's ultimately a glorification, and though there are three parts, they are all part of the whole, and you cannot separate them. In order for you to qualify for the award, you have to get into the race, you have to stay in the race, and you have to finish the race. If you want to win, you have to run to the end; and winning in the Christian life is everything, because if you lose—if you don't finish—you lose everything—you lose your SOUL. And so, the Christian race is the life of faith that begins, is run, and is finished when we cross over into Heaven!” —Dr. Steve Pettit (“What Does It Mean To Run 'The Race'?” - 11:34)
As you just read from Steve Pettit's own words, he teaches that you CANNOT separate justification from sanctification. In so doing, Dr. Pettit is guilty of corrupting the Word of God and casting stumbling blocks before the people. Anyone who bids Godspeed to BJU today and Steve Pettit are pulling on the same rope as the Devil. For taking a faithful stand for THE TRUTH, at Harvest Baptist Church on Guam between 2014 to 2021, I was cruelly driven out of their church family and thrown under the bus. Wicked men don't care! Wicked men teach the commandments of men instead of what the Bible teaches. The Scripture is very clear that we are saved by BELIEVING ON JESUS. John 11:25-26, “
Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?”

How in the world did evil men like Marty Herron, Steve Pettit, Gary Walton, Ray Comfort, Chuck Phelps and John MacArthur corrupt the Gospel, so that BELIEVING ON JESUS is no longer enough to be saved; they say you must also turn away from a lifestyle of sin, surrender your life to Christ as absolute Lord, faithfully run the race of the Christian life until the end, count the cost and pay the price, exchange all that you are for all that Christ is, commit your life to serve Christ, live a perpetual lifestyle of turning away from sin, and follow Jesus no matter what the cost? NONE of these things comprise the Gospel as defined in 1st Corinthians 15:1-4. Pastor Herron and the other aforementioned wicked men, all teach for doctrines the COMMANDMENTS OF MEN (Mark 7:7-13).

We should always let the Holy Scripture speak for Itself. Acts 16:30b-31, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.That is so simple, free and easy. Please don't allow a bunch of arrogant wicked Bob Jones University alumni take you to Hell with them.

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