Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Beware Of The Cult Power That Clergy Have Over People

John 5:43, “I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.” 1st John 4:1, “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

I wish more churchgoers would get into the inspired Word of God. About 15 years ago I visited Saint Anthony's Roman Catholic church on Guam with a co-worker. What a cult! Since I have been a Baptist Christian all my life, I quickly noticed many differences between the Baptist churches I had attended and the Roman Catholic church. There were no Bibles anywhere! There were no songbooks in the pews. Catholic since childhood are indoctrinated with all the songs they sing. There was a basin at the rear of the auditorium containing so-called “holy water.” There was no presence of the Holy Spirit felt in the Catholic members nor their priests. 

The one disturbing thing that really stuck me with offense was when one of their priests got up to speak to several hundred parishioners and said:

“We are specially trained as priests in the Bible. Since you have not been trained, you could hurt yourself by studying the Bible on your own. So do not try! Do not read the Bible on your own, leave that skill to us as your leaders. We are trained in the Bible, so you should trust us to teach you the things of God!”

I was horrified by what I had just heard from their ungodly priest. I had attended hundreds of Baptist church throughout my lifetime and not once did any Baptist preacher ever say anything as arrogant as what that wicked priest had just said.

Dear reader, never trust your pastor to the extent that you blindly believe whatever he tell you. Acts 17:10-12, “And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews. These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. Therefore many of them believed; also of honourable women which were Greeks, and of men, not a few. The Bereans gladly received the Word of God which the Apostle Paul preached, but they went even further, SEARCHING THE SCRIPTUES to verify the information. That is how we should be too!!!

The reason why so many churchgoers have been deceived is because they blindly go along with whatever their leaders teach them. Case in point is the ungodly Bob Jones University crowd, who have been deceived by the Devil, preaching a Calvinist false gospel. It breaks my heart to see people, young and old alike, being tricked by the Devil. Dr. Steve Pettit (shameful president of BJU) is a false prophet, who is pulling on the same rope as the Devil. The reason why these ungodly false teachers continue to prosper is because today's churchgoers are not noble like the Bereans. They refuse to SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES!!!

Monday, October 18, 2021

Preachers Say The Darndest Things!

Acts 17:10-11, “And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews. These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” Ephesians 5:10-11, “Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

I was listening to a sermon today by my all-time favorite preacher, Pastor Jack Hyles (1926-2001). The sermon is titled: “EVERYBODY'S HAVING A TOUGH TIME.” Dr. Hyles says some things toward the end of the sermon that I totally disagree with! This message was preached back in the year 1990. Now, I love the sermon. I just don't agree with something that he said in the sermon, which I want to refute, because I think it is important for Christians to know.

At about 26 minutes into the message Dr. Hyles preaches against Americans who criticize President George H. Bush Sr. at the time. Ronald Reagan was U.S. President from 1980 to 1988 and then George H. Bush Sr. became U.S. President from 1988 to 1992. Pastor Hyles teaches that Americans ought not criticize what the U.S. government was doing over in Iraq. I remember the U.S. led invasion into Iraq at the time. I was working as a truck mechanic back then. I remember the tension we felt as Americans as the first rockets were fired into Iraq and buildings were bombed to the ground. War is always a scary thing for a nation's people!!!

Dr. Hyles reasoned that the U.S. President knows information that Americans don't, so we should just support him and be quiet! Now, I humbly disagree with that. We know that anarchy is wrong! The Bible teaches in Romans 13:1-10 that believers ought to obey the higher powers (God being the highest). And for that matter, our U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights are higher powers than the U.S. government!!! Our leaders are bound by these dear historical documents. Sadly, these laws are violated every day by courts all across our great country with arrogance and impunity. It is treason!

I agree with Evangelist John R. Rice (1895-1980):

"So, as an honest Bible preacher, obeying the plain commands of God, I must speak out against corruption and immorality. Waste, corruption, the taking away of men's freedom and the seizing of men's property, these sins every honest preacher must condemn and every honest Christian must disavow." —Dr. John R. Rice, “Here Are More Questions; Question: Should Politics and Religion be Mixed?”; p. 249, Sword of the Lord Publishers; 1973, ISBN: 0-87398-157-X

We have a Biblical duty as believers and a patriotic duty as American citizens, to cry aloud against lying, fraud and crimes in government. We have every right to question what OUR government does in OUR name and with OUR money, sending OUR children to war!

I remember the horrific attack on September 11, 2001 against the World Trade Center buildings. We call it “911 to this day! I can vividly remember that in the months and years to follow after 911, there was considerable public outcry against U.S. President George W. Bush Jr.'s White House administration over 911 and the U.S. led invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq. Many Americans were upset and angry about Patriot Acts I and II, which were newly enacted as a consequence of 911, depriving Americans of our right to privacy. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security didn't exist prior to 911. This fascist department was created in 2002 as a direct consequence of the horrific 911 attacks. TSA (the Transportation and Security Administration) became ruthless at all airports, sticking their hands in people's pants, forcing elderly people to remove their diapers, making mothers drink their own breast milk, all in the name of national security. America became a THUG POLICE STATE!!!

I vividly remember that the newsmedia vehemently demonized anybody who dared to question the official government's narrative of what really happened on 911. Fox News were viscous toward the opposition. I distinctly remember Sean Hannity and Bill O'Reilly harshly ganging up on and demonizing anybody who dared to question the government's Official Story of 911. When Vietnam veteran and former mayor and governor in Minnesota, Jesse Ventura, questioned how 2 planes could bring down 3 buildings, Fox News crucified him on national TV and called him “anti-American” and “unpatriotic.” In truth, there is nothing more patriotic than questioning one's government when crimes are committed by our leaders.

Famous author Mark Twain rightly said: “Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.” WHAT REALLY HAPPENED ON 911? For any honest thinking person, it is 100% obvious that 911 was an INSIDE JOB. So says Vietnam veteran and retired 32-year NYFD investigator Rudy Dent. Firefighters testified that they heard BOMBS going off in the buildings. A NYC judge ordered the firefighters to be silenced or face termination of their careers. The WTC was imploded on 911 by controlled demolition, which requires several months to prepare, using carefully placed thermite charges. The way they accomplished this was by appointing Marvin Bush to head up the security company which oversaw the WTC buildings for the two years leading up to 911. It was all planned!

Alaskan senator Sarah Palin foolishly said publicly that George W. Bush Jr. was “DOING GOD'S WILL” as U.S. troops murdered 1,455,590 innocent Iraqis. We weren't doing God's will, we were doing the Devil's bidding. Jesus warned in John 10:10 that the thief (Satan) comes only to kill, steal and destroy. Our nation violated many of God's Ten Commandments when we invaded and overthrew Iraq's sovereignty. We bear false witness against an innocent country. No Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD's) were ever found. Those alleged WMD's were the entire and sole reason for justifying the U.S. led invasion of Iraq. The ungodly White House lied us into an illegal war that congress never approved. At the time many of our faithful elected leaders, like Congressman Ron Paul and Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, decried 911 as an Inside Job, questioning the White House. For daring to raise questions these good leaders were demonized and horribly persecuted by the media and peers in the government.

We stole Iraq's oil. We coveted Iraq's natural resources. We murdered 1,455,590 innocent people in Iraq. The United States broke all of these Ten Commandments!!! We are in trouble with God. If you think only OUR leaders are guilty, you are greatly mistaken friend. It is called “Corporate Responsibility.” We horribly dishonored our parents by attacking an innocent people. Iraq never even threatened to attack America! Yet we falsely accused them of having WMD's. In Pastor Hyles' sermon in question, he even mentions that Iraq has nuclear weapons. Dear reader, no they didn't!!! It made me sick when the ungodly U.S. Justice Department gave clemency to the Bush Administration, so former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney and former U.S. President George W. Bush can never be prosecuted in the future for the Iraqi War. They did that because THEY KNOW it is just a matter of time before THE TRUTH COMES OUT!!! The truth is like the sun and moon, the clouds may block out their light for a time, but eventually they will shine again.

So as much as I love and respect Pastor Hyles, I 100% disagree with his teaching that Americans should just bury their heads in the sand like an ostrich, while OUR government exploits OUR children in the military to murder innocent people who never attacked anyone, and they do it all with OUR taxpayer dollars!!! I remember back in 1990 that the ungodly Bush Administration used a clever ploy in Kuwait to anger Americans to justify invading Iraqi. This political tactic is an old as civilization itself. A 15 year old girl was used as an actor to pretend that Iraqi solders had slaughtered a bunch of babies:

The caucus — which wasn’t an official congressional committee, despite its name — introduced the girl as 15-year-old Nayirah, her last name withheld to protect her family in Kuwait. Nayirah recalled the trauma of watching Iraqi troops storm into Al Adan Hospital in Kuwait City, where she volunteered as a nurse. Live on air, she said the Iraqis had removed 312 babies from incubators and left them to die on the cold floor. SOURCE: THE GREAT LIE OF THE FIRST GULF WAR

It was discovered later that the girl lied and the whole event never actually happened. With this type of constant deception, fraud and lying by our U.S. government, only a complete fool would blindly trust and go along with whatever our leaders do!!! ...

“If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.” —James Madison
My intent is not to criticize Pastor Hyles, but to strongly expose the foolishness of his attitude in this matter. Dr. Hyles grew up in The Great Depression of the 1930's. He was born in 1926 into poverty in east Texas. Dr. Hyles grew up so poor that he never saw a flushable toilet until he was 15 years old. He never saw an egg until he was a teenager. When Jack Hyles was 11 years old his older sister got a job and bought him his first bicycle. Brother Hyles saw the rebellion of the 1960's and the ungodly Hippie Movement in California. He saw the draft dodgers during the Vietnam War, many who protested the war as conscious objectors. Former U.S. President Bill Clinton fled to Canada to escape the draft to Vietnam. By law Clinton never should have been allowed to become U.S. President. What an insult and mockery to make such a contemptible man the top leader of our country, while passing over thousands of respectable veterans who served in the military and came back permanently wounded.

So I understand Brother Hyles' strong feeling of submission to authority. I feel the same except when we see blatant fraud among our leaders. Dr. Hyles made his statement from the standpoint that our leaders are privileged to information that we don't have, so we ought to be careful and refrain from anarchy. Jude 1:10, “But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.But this is not the case with 911. We KNOW that we were lied to.

Kindly said, I am not loyal to Dr. Jack Hyles or any human being, I am loyal to THE TRUTH. It is because Christians don't speak out against evil that things are so bad nowadays!!! What one generation tolerates the next generation will embrace. One of my favorite courageous preachers who emphasizes that Christians have a Biblical duty to stand up against evil in government is Pastor Chuck Baldwin in Montana.

The University of Fairbanks Alaska did a study in 2020 and concluded that fire did NOT bring down the WTC buildings. An astonishing 3,514 licensed architects and engineers have gone on public record to state that airplanes did not bring down those WTC buildings on 911. The culprits behind 911 have never been brought to justice. I thank God for Ecclesiastes 5:8, “If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter: for he that is higher than the highest regardeth; and there be higher than they.There will be justice for the victims of 911. The Bush family and their accomplices may have escaped justice in the short term, but God has it all recorded. A criminal may evade justice in this life, but Hebrews 4:13 says they won't in the next. Hebrews 4:13, “Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.

I've been watching the popular TV show Cold Case Files. Forensics is an amazing science! Thank God for police detectives. They deserve a lot of gratitude when they do their jobs well. I am amazed at the depth of investigation, incredible amount of resources spent, and efforts made to catch a murderer even after 50 years have passed since the crime!!! Wow! And that is all for just one homicide. On 911 there were 2,977 innocent people brutally murdered. Many jumped over eighty stories to their horrible death. We KNOW that something shady went down on 911. We KNOW that the U.S. newsmedia are bold-faced liars who cannot be trusted!!!

There is a big difference between sinful anarchy (which merely aims to overthrow the government), and the legal right to publicly protest and efforts of law-abiding U.S. citizens to expose crimes and corruption in OUR government. After the Newtown, Connecticut, Sandy Hook shooting in 2012, a former Florida state trooper named Wolfgang Halbig simply asked 20 questions, for which he was demonized and officially labeled as a crazy person in police databases. That is so wrong and evil. What did Mr. Halbig do that was so horribly wrong for simply asking questions? Honest people don't have anything to hide!!! Only liars and criminals need to silence others. John 18:20, “Jesus answered him, I spake openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, whither the Jews always resort; and in secret have I said nothing.” I encourage you to simply read Mr. Halbig's 20 questions and I think you will agree with me that he is the victim, because he got too close to THE TRUTH of what really happened at Sandy Hook.

So when I heard Pastor Hyles preaching, it upset me to hear him scolding people who question the decisions of our government leaders. Since they are OUR leaders being paid with OUR money, sending OUR children into harms way in war, to hurt OUR overseas neighbors in OUR name, and using OUR taxpayer dollars to pay for the mayhem, you better believe that it is OUR business!!! We have every right to ask all the questions we want. We should always question, protest and even resist our government when they do things that are blatantly WRONG! That is why we have something called the BILL OF RIGHTS!

Sunday, October 17, 2021

A Damned And Perverted View Of The Popular “Romans Road”

Galatians 1:6-8, “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.”

Please read our text passage again. I couldn't agree more with the apostle Paul still today 2,000 years later. Like as Paul, I am amazed and astonished that so many Independent Baptist churches today, which just 50 years ago were considered the strongest churches in the Christian faith, are now hellholes of apostasy and cesspools of false doctrine.

But it's not just Baptist churches, Satan has crept heresy into nearly ALL the churches! Dr. Jack Hyles (1926-2001) defends the simplicity of the Gospel in his timeless MP3 sermon titled, “FUNDAMENTAL HERESY!” The great need of the hour is preaching preachers! I love what Brother Lester Roloff (1914-1982) said: “We need porcupine preachers, so that the people will get the point!” Amen Brother Roloff, amen!!! That's one of the reasons why I love Pastor Hyles' preaching so much, because he says it like it is and THE PEOPLE GET THE POINT!!!

The “Romans Road” has been a popular method of winning souls to Christ for several decades now. It is simply a way of teaching people God's plan of salvation by using Scripture found in the book of Romans. Although I am not against using the Romans Road per se, I have written some articles warning people about mishandling the Scriptures if the Romans Road is not presented properly. I won't get into that topic now, because you can read the preceding articles (if you'd like) by clicking on the hyperlinks I have provided.

“The Romans Road” Has Been Perverted To Lead People Into Hell

In this article I want to expose a whole new problem, a MAJOR HERESY, that is being taught using the so-called “Romans Road.” This heresy appears to have originated with a corrupt website ministry at: The ministry boasts of endorsements from a handful of crummy ecumenical groups that would make a Billygoat puke, and it certainly makes God puke (Revelation 3:15-16). I wouldn't give you a dime for the whole lot of them! The following is a PERVERSION of The Romans Road, and could not lead a sinner to Christ:
The Roman Road: Are You Ready?
The Roman Road shows you the path – are you ready to accept God’s gift of Salvation now? If so, believe in what Jesus Christ did for you on the cross, repent of your sins, and commit the rest of your life to Him. This is not a ritual, just a prayerful guideline for your sincere step of faith:
“Father, I know that I have broken your laws and my sins have separated me from you. I am truly sorry, and now I want to turn away from my past sinful life toward you. Please forgive me, and help me avoid sinning again. I believe that your son, Jesus Christ died for my sins, was resurrected from the dead, is alive, and hears my prayer. I invite Jesus to become the Lord of my life, to rule and reign in my heart from this day forward. Please send your Holy Spirit to help me obey You, and to do Your will for the rest of my life. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.” [emphasis added] SOURCE:
I did a quick search on Google, looking for the preceding quote. I placed the prayer in “quotation marks” (which returns exact results in a search). I was saddened to find 6,530 results!!! Folks, the preceding demonic prayer has been REPEATED 6,530 TIMES elsewhere on the internet!!! That is cause for spiritual alarm!!! That's how powerful heresy is!!! According to our text passage of Scripture, this is an accursed Gospel from It is cursed by God because it sends lost souls to Hell. What “” teaches IS NOT WHAT THE APOSTLES ONCE DELIVERED UNTO THEN SAINTS (1st Corinthians 15:1-6). Therefore, it is a cursed gospel that must be exposed. We must “rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith” (Titus 1:10-13).

Here's a very short list of seven churches and one mission that I found online, who have apparently copied the exact quote from the website. All these religious institutions are helping Satan to hinder folks from being saved. How can people be saved, if they cannot see the Gospel, because it has been OBSCURED by Alexandrian theology.

ALL of these churches and groups teach A FALSE GOSPEL (perverted Romans Road):
Let's examine this horrible perversion of the Romans Road. And may I say, it is also a horrible perversion of God's plan of salvation for man. The Gospel is “the simplicity that is in Christ” (2nd Corinthians 11:3-4).

Here are some gross theological errors taught in the FALSE Romans Road presentation in ALL of the churches I listed:
Ladies and gentleman, NONE of these things have anything to do with getting saved. None of these things comprise the Gospel. You could do all these things and still go to Hell. Jesus said: “YE MUST BE BORN-AGAIN”!!! (John 3:3-7). God hates all the politically correct garbage in our churches these days, which pushes manmade agendas like turning from sins, committing one's life to obey God for the rest of your life, inviting Jesus to become the Lord of your life and reign in your heart... ALL OF THIS HAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH BEING SAVED!!!!!!!

Living a consecrated Christian life requires growth in grace (1st Peter 2:2), and is not mandated for salvation. What we have here is very simple... The Devil has intentionally combined and confused DISCIPLESHIP with SALVATION, to con men into living the Christian life, but without ever being born-again. Our Baptist churches are filled with dedicated lost religious people. Anything that obscures the light of the Gospel is a threat, an enemy and a grave danger to the cause of Jesus Christ!!! Let him who hath ears to hear, hear what I say!

And may I say, you DON'T have to ask the Holy Spirit to come to indwell you, that happens automatically the moment you trust the Savior (Romans 8:9; 1st John 3:24). And also, the fake Roman Road that I quoted to you, says to ask the Holy Spirit to help you OBEY His will for the rest of your life. Folks, this is NOT a part of the Gospel. You don't have to be willing to obey God for the rest of your life to be saved. Satan has crept into the churches! More than HALF of the 6,000 independent Baptist churches in America are now teaching the damned heresy which says to “turn away from sins” to be saved.

Repentance is always “toward God,” never from sin, to be saved. That is exactly what Acts 20:21 teaches. Acts 20:21, “Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.” Anyone who teaches that you must repent by turning away from your sins to be saved is a false prophet. You get saved by turning toward Jesus Christ in faith to be saved. Obviously you need to turn “FROM” something in order to turn “TO” the Gospel. But that something you turn FROM is not what saves you, nor is it a requirement to be saved, as many false prophets claim these days. If you place your faith in Christ's sacrifice on the cross, as payment for your sins, believing that Jesus was buried and bodily raised up three days later, you are immediately, permanently and forever saved!!! The man who believes has also repented! This is why we find the words “believe” and “believed” mentioned 85 times in the Gospel of John (which was written to convince men to be saved - Acts 20:31), but the word “repent” is never mentioned even once! 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.” That's really good stuff, I hope you got all that.

In the bogus shallow and satanic ROMANS ROAD plan of salvation (as horribly presented by, you are falsely required to commit your life to serve Christ from now on. You are also required to turn away from past sinful activities. T
his is the Devil's way of damnation, certainly not God's Gospel plan of salvation in Christ Jesus. God's gift of eternal life and forgiveness of sins are free gifts. They are a “FREE GIFTS.” Romans 5:15, “But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto man.” What a blessed Savior!!!

The following picture is worth 1,000 words. Eternal life is a GIFT from God. Romans 5:15 and 18 even call it a “FREE GIFT.” If a person has to turn away from intentional sinful behavior as a requirement to be saved, then it CANNOT be a gift, and it ceases to be GRACE. The Bible doctrine of forgiveness of sin and eternal life being A FREE GIFT is a forgotten TRUTH in most of today's churches...

Ephesians 2:8-9, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Paul Washer's Gospel Of Fear And Uncertainty

Romans 4:5-6, “But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works.”

If you agree with Paul Washer that a person cannot write down the date, time and place when they became a born-again child of God, then you have believed ANOTHER GOSPEL. Here is a disturbing quote from Evangelist Paul Washer, in which he criticizes the idea of a new believer writing the date, time and place down in the back of their Bible. You need to understand that Mr. Washer is a follower of John Calvin (aka, Calvinism), which teaches the heresy of the Perseverance Of The Saints. That is, the false teaching that a Christian believer will persevere in holy living, or else they didn't really get saved. This is adding human effort (works) to the Gospel, which is a false plan of salvation.
“We talk about the Germans of the 20th century that brought on their higher criticism. It is not near as dangerous as conservative Baptists with their Gospel reductionism. How dare we, all these stupid evangelists walking around telling men after they've made some little prayer that they need to write their name in the back of their Bible, and put the date and if the Devil ever comes to them, they need to show him that. That is Roman superstition, it is not the Gospel of Jesus Christ. You see we've turned the Gospel into a flu-shot.” —Paul Washer Sermonette
Paul Washer further states:
I ask so many people, “How do you know you're saved?” You'd be surprised—especially in Latin America, because of the evangelical preaching that's been there, and the evangelists that come through there, and Europe and other places, and boast about great numbers of people who are converted, and yet are not. How many people answer that question, when I say—“Do you know you have been saved?” They say, “Yes.” “Why?” “I made my decision.”

Do you realize they're looking unto a decision and the sincerity of their heart in making that decision. That's their hope. Others tell me, “I prayed that prayer; that's what has me full of confidence that I'm onward to glory!” Paul said, “It's neither circumcision nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.” Is there evidence that you are a new creature? And one of the greatest evidences is that you recognize your entire destiny is bound up in the person and the work of the Son. —How Do I Know If I'm Saved?
Clearly, Paul Washer does not believe that a person can be saved by making a simple DECISION to trust the Gospel. The Bible teaches that a man is saved the moment he BELIEVES the Gospel (Mark 1:15), that is, the GOOD NEWS of Christ's death on the cross for our sins, His burial, and bodily resurrection three days later (1st Corinthians 15:1-4). This is “THE GOSPEL.” Romans 3:19 says that God's Law was given to silence every mouth from self-righteous boasting, so that the whole world would become GUILTY BEFORE GOD!!!

Kindly, Ray Comfort told an unsaved woman on an airplane that to be saved she must repent of her sins. When asked what it means to “repent,” Ray heretically said (video): “Repentance is saying 'God I'm sorry,' and then LIVING A LIFESTYLE that proves the reality of your repentance. IT'S A CONTINUAL THING!'” Is “living a lifestyle” necessary for salvation? Is there “a continual thing” that we have to keep doing to have our sins forgiven and obtain eternal life? I thought it was all a gift from God. What saith the Scripture? Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

Do we have to live a lifestyle of turning away from sins to receive God's gift of eternal life? ABSOLUTELY NOT!!! There is nothing “continual” that a person must do to be or remain saved, anymore than you would have to “continually” do something to receive a birthday gift and keep it. If you foolishly agree with Mr. Comfort that you must LIVE A LIFESTYLE of forsaking sinful behavior to get to Heaven, then YOU ARE GOING STRAIGHT TO HELL when you breath your last breath and your heart beats for the last time.

Ladies and gentlemen, these deceivers are of the Devil. Anybody who teaches that you cannot write down the date, time and place where and when you were born-again into God's family, has been inspired by demons! The new birth is immediate, instantaneous, irrevocable, permanent and everlasting. Just as you were born in a moment's time into the world physically, so also is the second spiritual birth by the Holy Spirit. 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.”

The Word of God (i.e., the Gospel) is the seed by which we are born anew from above, by the regenerating power of the Holy Spirit of God. God's righteousness is all sufficient to save! The very idea that a man cannot be saved and know it, beyond any shadow of a doubt, until he first proves himself by “LIVING A LIFESTYLE” of repentance (that's an exact quote from Ray Comfort) is satanic to the core, a total works-based plan of salvation that cannot produce the new birth. These wicked false prophets errantly view salvation as “A CONTINUAL THING” (that's another exact quote from Ray Comfort) by these wicked men.

Paul Washer confirms his support of this satanic heresy when he heretically says:
“Sir, the evidence that you truly repented unto salvation on that day is that you're still repenting today...” —How Do I Know If I'm Saved?
Repentance is not a turning away from sinful behavior to be saved. That is human reformation. Repentance is a change of mind—a change of mind from anything and everything that hinders a man from coming to Christ by faith to be saved. We are saved by BELIEVING, not by repenting; but if we didn't repent, neither would we believe. Repentance is necessary for salvation, but it simply means “a change of mind,” nothing more. Repentance facilitates faith. Thus, we repent TO believe; we don't repent AND believe.

According to Acts 20:21, repentance is “TOWARD GOD,” not from anything! Granted, you cannot turn TO something without simultaneously turning FROM something, but there is a vast difference between turning to Christ by faith from your sins, versus turning away from sinful living as a prerequisite to saving faith! The former is the free grace Gospel, the latter is the damnable heresy of Lordship Salvation. The former does not require a person to forsake deliberate sinful ways to be saved, but the latter does! The preceding difference may seem subtle doctrinally, but the end result is the difference between Heaven or Hell. The latter is the heresy of Calvinism, which is what Paul Washer foolishly teaches, requiring you to walk a narrow path of holiness to prove you are saved. 

In the former, which is true salvation, the Gospel, called “the simplicity that is in Christ” (2nd Corinthians 11:3-4), you simply admit that you are a guilty sinner in the sight of God (Romans 3:19), and you wholly believe the GOOD NEWS of Christ crucified, buried and risen to be saved (1st Corinthians 15:1-4). All you need to do to be saved is to BELIEVE on the Lord Jesus Christ, because of what He did to pay for your sins. In true salvation, God saves you and then the Holy Spirit changes you!

The big problem with Calvinists (e.g., John MacArthur, Ray Comfort, Paul Washer, John Piper, R.C. Sproul) is that they place the burden of changing upon the sinner's shoulder, instead of upon the indwelling Holy Spirit. In other words, the goal of Calvinist preaching is to compel professed Christians to live a certain way to prove that they are saved (which is a false Gospel of works); but in the true Gospel of free grace, the goal of preaching is to compel professed Christians to live right because they are saved, not to prove that they are saved. Put another way still, doctrinally sound preachers separate DISCIPLESHIP from SONSHIP (SALVATION); whereas Calvinist preachers merge the two, confusing them, and sinfully require DISCIPLESHIP for SALVATION! Following Christ (discipleship) is NOT necessary, nor permitted, for salvation! We are saved by God's imputed righteousness (credit to us) through faith alone in Jesus Christ.

Philippians 3:9, “And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith.” If you listen to Calvinist preachers, you will notice sadly that they avoid any Scriptures having to do with imputed righteousness! Case in point is Ray Comfort's THE EVIDENCE BIBLE, which does not mention the word “impute” even once. The reason why is obvious, because Ray based his commentary upon a corrupt version of the Holy Bible, using The “AMPLIFIED VERSION” (AMP), which completely removes the important doctrinal word “impute.” This is another example of why I warn everybody to rip apart your modern Bible perversion (so no one else will be poisoned by it), and then throw it into your trash can, or burn it at your next barbeque! 
Romans 4:5-6, “But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works.” You DON'T need good works to be saved (nor do you have to stop bad works), eternal life is a free gift! A gift must be received without merit, without obligation, without strings attached, without holiness or intent to live a holy life!

In this  video, Paul Washer says that it is not enough to BELIEVE one time to be saved. He says you must continue to BELIEVE your whole life. He also says that it is not enough to repent one time; but rather, he says you must continue repenting your whole life. This is why Paul Washer teaches you cannot merely jot down your name, time and date that you got saved. Mr. Washer is very wrong! Washer has corrupted God's plan of salvation, turning it into a process instead of an instantaneous new birth. The Bible plainly teaches that eternal life is a “gift” (Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9). Romans 5:15 calls it a “free gift.” If, as Mr. Washer falsely claims, a person is required by God to continue believing and repenting the rest of their earthly life, to prove they are saved, then no one can ever really claim eternal security. If persevering in holy living is a requirement to KNOW that you are saved, then works are required for salvation. It is that simple.

Paul Washer is a theological liar! The very second that you place your trust (faith) in the Son of God, Jesus, the Christ—Who died on the cross for our sins, was buried, and miraculously resurrected three days later (seen by several hundred eye-witnesses)—according to 1st Corinthians 15:1-6, YOU ARE BORN-AGAIN IMMEDIATELY AND PERMANENTLY. Once saved, always saved! If saved, always saved! In Paul Washer's corrupt plan of salvation, he warns that you should “be very afraid” if you are still living a deliberate life of sinful behavior. That is not Biblical. The way you choose to live your life, has nothing to do with what you are trusting to get you into Heaven. If your faith is in the Gospel (Good News) of Jesus Christ, all the sinful behavior in the world cannot keep you out of Heaven.

In Paul Washer's False Gospel, You Cannot “KNOW” You Are Saved in The Present

In his preaching, Mr. Washer often expresses disdain for the practice of soul-winners having converts write their name, time and date in their Bible. I remember the place and some of the details, but not the date or even year that I was saved. I think I was 13, or close to. I didn't think back then about writing down the date. I wish I had. So I am 100% in favor of soul-winners asking converts to write down their name, date and time that they believed the Gospel.

Why is Paul Washer against this practice? It is because he is a Calvinist. A “Calvinist” is a person who follows the theological beliefs of John Calvin (1509-1564). Unfortunately, all five major points of Calvinism are heresy! Calvinists errantly believe that a person cannot claim to “KNOW” they are saved, simply because they profess faith in the Gospel of Jesus Christ; but rather, they must also persevere in obedient faith and continued repentance from sins throughout their entire life. At best, such a corrupted Gospel is caught between grace and works. In others words, Washer says, you don't have to do works to be saved, but if you don't have works, you're not saved. That's effectively what he is teaching, and it is of the Devil.

In sharp contrast to Mr. Washer's heresy, the Word of God PROMISES salvation TO THEM THAT BELIEVE. The manner in which you decide to live does not affect your salvation. I know that offends Calvinists, but it is the truth. Eternal life is a gift. A gift is a take proposition, not a give proposition.

Paul Washer's Mother Feels Unsaved When She Sins Because of a False Gospel

Respectfully, Evangelist Paul Washer admits in his sermon titled, “EXAMINE YOURSELF,” that his own mother sometimes doubts her salvation because of sin in her life. I felt sorry for her when I heard that. What a heavy unnecessary burden to carry, wondering if you're not saved because you're a sinner! Why Men Go To Hell (MP3 sermon by Dr. Curtis Hutson, “Men are not lost because they won't quit their sinning!”). I realize that a man's mother is dear to him, and so I tread carefully on this matter. I respect Paul Washer's right to his own opinion and I pray for him and his family from time-to-time when I think of him, particularly for his neck injury (which is similar to my own stenosis, radiculopathy and displaced disks).

When I heard Paul Washer say that his own mother felt unsaved because of her sins, I knew right away why she felt that way—It is because of a wrong mindset toward the Gospel. May I say, kindly, these are the consequences of the heresy of Lordship Salvation. When you indoctrinate people with heresy, teaching them that holy living is required to validate, evidence and seal one's salvation, then you cause them to live in a world of uncertainty, fear and doubt. Everyone always has sin in their life! No one can live above sin. Some men can live above reproach, but no man can live above sinning. We all sin! Everyone sins! Paul Washer admits that all men sin, but he teaches that a true believer will repent of that sin and forsake it, which is not necessarily true. God chastises and scourges His children when they go into sin (Hebrews 12:6-8). Albeit, this doesn't mean that every Christian forsakes sinful living when God chastises them. Some believers would rather live in the pig pen of sin, as evidenced by Samson, Lot, Demas and Solomon. The Apostle Paul struggled with sin continually, and so does every believer (Romans 7:14-25). Only a wicked hypocrite would rejoice, spread gossip and condemn others when they sin (Matthew 7:1-5). Such wickedness defines America these days.

The Epistle of 1st John teaches that the evidence of salvation is the indwelling Holy Spirit, not an upright life. Many unsaved people live an upright, moral, respectable, life. The test is not whether or not a believer lives a holy life; but rather, is there a desire to please God because of the indwelling Holy Spirit. 1st John 3:24, “And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.” As you just read, we KNOW that we are saved by the presence of the indwelling Holy Spirit. Our churches today are filled with people who live the Christian life in all it's aspects, BUT THEY HAVE NEVER BEEN BORN-AGAIN!!!

The reason why Paul Washer's mother fears she may not be saved is because that's what she has been errantly taught. Lordship Salvation places the burden of sin upon the sinner's shoulder, instead of 100% upon Christ on the cross. The heresy of Lordship Salvation demands behavioral modification and continuous holy living, to verify that one is saved. Paul Washer is a dangerous false teacher, because he denies that a man can be born-again and KNOW immediately that he is forever safe and secure in the Father's promises. According to Mr. Washer, only the test of time can evidence whether a person is saved or not. Washer berates anyone who dares to teach that a new believer can instantaneously KNOW that they are saved. Kindly, Paul is wrong. The Bible teaches that eternal life is a gift, given by the PROMISE of God. Titus 1:2, “In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began.” Paul Washer propagates fear, uncertainty and religion; but not the true Gospel.

It is false doctrine to teach that a person cannot KNOW THAT THEY ARE SAVED IMMEDIATELY. My friend, you can and should write down the DATE, the TIME and the PLACE that you received Christ as your personal Savior. Just as you have a physical birthday, you also have a spiritual birthday if you are saved. Paul Washer has turned God's simple plan of salvation into a difficult religious process of reformation. Paul Washer assured his mother that she is saved, because of the fact that she feels she is not saved. That is, he says her doubts evidence that she is saved. What garbage theology!!! Folks, doubting your salvation, when you sin, is not proof that you are saved. I can't believe Paul Washer even said that! I know that I am saved because the Bible PROMISES eternal life to those who BELIEVE the Gospel. “I KNOW I AM SAVED” because I believe God keeps His PROMISE to SAVE THEM THAT BELIEVE (1st Corinthians 1:20). 1st Corinthians 1:21, “For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.”

My friend, Paul Washer is causing people to worry, fear and doubt their salvation; whereas God intended for men to KNOW they are saved by simple faith in the Gospel. Please don't misunderstand me. Most religious people today are not saved, because they have accepted a substitute instead of the Gospel, but I don't want those lost sinners to fear and worry about it... I WANT THEM TO GET SAVED AND THEN IT WILL BE SETTLED FOR EVER!!! You don't need to fear, you're either SAVED or LOST! Settle it! Believe the Gospel and it will be settled!!! What Paul Washer is doing is scaring people to doubt their salvation every time they allow sin in their life. In fact, Evangelist Paul Washer Teaches Watching Bad Stuff On TV May Be A Sign You're Not Saved. Paul Washer's fearmongering is totally unbiblical, because he is teaching a false plan of salvation that requires works. If you're following Paul Washer's teachings, then you ought to be afraid... VERY AFRAID! Paul Washer is spiritually blind, and he is leading the blind into the pit of Hell!

1st John 1:6 Speaks of “Fellowship,” Not Getting Saved

In his video sermon, “EXAMINE YOURSELF,” Paul Washer errantly teaches...
Look at this, in verse 6—If we say that we have fellowship with Him (if we say that are a Christian) and yet we walk, we lead a style of life in the darkness—We lead a style of life that contradicts the attributes and the nature of God, what God has told us about Himself—Our style of life reflects nothing of God's character—And our style of life totally contradicts what God has said to be His will—Then we are a LIAR when we say we're a Christian! We've got to understand this! —Examine Yourself
1st John 1:6, “If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth.” This passage of Scripture is not talking about salvation; but rather, fellowship (just as it says). The subject is fellowship, not sonship. Judas had fellowship with Jesus, but went straight to Hell when he died. We get saved because we trust the Savior, not because we fellowship with Him. Paul Washer is a dangerous spiritual teacher, who says that a person is not saved if they continue in a sinful deathstyle. If eternal life is genuinely a “free gift” (Romans 5:15; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-10), then it cannot be conditioned upon the manner of life that the recipient lives. Any child can understand the concept of a gift; yet most preachers today corrupt the Gospel by confusing Discipleship with Salvation.

Paul Washer is not teaching the regenerative new birth, which is a free gift. God's plan of salvation for mankind is simple—Anyone who comes as a sinner to the cross of Calvary—receiving Christ's sacrifice on the cross as full-payment for their sins, believing that Jesus bodily resurrected from the dead the third day—that person is a born-again child of God! Paul Washer says this is not the way to be saved. According to Washer, the life you live will determine whether or not your repentance and belief were real or not. Thus, Mr. Washer is ADDING human effort to the Gospel, requiring a changed life and holy living in order to complete one's salvation. You must understand that Washer views salvation as a PROCESS instead of a NEW BIRTH. He'll lie and say that he believes in the new birth, but then he totally contradicts himself by saying that unless you continue believing and repenting (which he errantly views as forsaking sinful behavior), then you were never saved at all.

The Gospel is defined in 1st Corinthians 15:1-4 as three things: 
  1. Christ's death on the cross for our sins; 
  2. His burial which officiated His death; 
  3. Christ's bodily resurrection from the dead after three days.
Mark 1:15 commands all men, “Repent ye, and believe the Gospel.” This does NOT require turning away from sinful habits, forsaking the world, surrendering to Christ's Lordship, joining a church, getting water baptized, changing your life, confessing Christ to men, et cetera. We are saved simply by believing the Gospel. What Paul Washer is teaching is Satanism, leading the naïve into the Lake of Fire. Please don't be deceived by the Devil (Matthew 7:13-15; 2nd Corinthians 11:13-15).

Paul Washer's Calvinistic views are not the free gift of eternal life. Since eternal life is based upon God's faithfulness and not man's faithfulness, every believer CAN KNOW—beyond any shadow of a doubt, without reservation, without doubt, without uncertainty, without delay, without having to prove them self over a lifetime—THAT THEY ARE SAVED ETERNALLY, SECURELY AND PERMANENTLY!!!!!!!! Eternal life is based upon God's PROMISE (Titus 1:2; John 3:16), and not upon man's effort. It is typical of false prophets to speak with a forked-tongue. In one breath they call eternal life a “gift,” but in the next breath they say you must stop living in deliberate sin to have it. That is impossible to do! (Romans 11:6). Salvation is either by GRACE or by WORKS, but it cannot be both. Please listen to the excellent, doctrinally sound, eye-opening sermon, “Caught Between Grace And Works,” by Pastor Ralph Yankee Arnold.

You Don't Have To Repent of Sin to Be Saved, You Must Be 100% Sinless to Go to Heaven

Please read this blatant satanic heresy preached by false prophet Paul Washer:
“No, no, if you don't have works, you're going to Hell!” —Paul Washer; Paul Brainwasher: "If You Don't Have Works, You Are Going To Hell"
More Self-Incrimination Damnable Evidence By Paul Washer
Evangelist Paul Washer is one of the most dangerous false teachers behind America's pulpits! Beware of the Devil's lie of Calvinism, which is not the Gospel of free grace!!! The true Gospel only focuses on CHRIST, but a false gospel focuses on YOU! Run away from any corrupt preacher (or bad Bible college like Bob Jones University) who teach that YOU must repent of YOUR sin to be saved. No such thing is taught in the King James Bible!!! The Bible says that all of our righteousness is as “filthy rags” to God (Isaiah 64:6). The truth is that no man has ever turned away from his sins (Ecclesiastes 7:20). Dear reader, you don't have to repent of your sinning to get to Heaven, you must be totally 100% perfect and sinless. Obviously that is IMPOSSIBLE, which even Christ said Himself (Matthew 19:25-26).

That is why God sent His only begotten Son into the world, to pay our debt of sin for us (2nd Corinthians 5:21). Hence, we are saved by “GOD'S RIGHTEOUSNESS,” through faith alone in Jesus Christ (Philippians 3:9; Romans 10:3-4). That is not what Paul Washer is preaching! Look at this nightmarish garbage that Evangelist Rap Comfort preaches! Folks, the Bible is abundantly clear that there is only ONE GOSPEL (Galatians 1:6-9). 1st Corinthians 15:1-4 defines that Gospel of Christ's death on the cross for our sins, His burial, and miraculous bodily resurrection three days later for our justification (i.e., our faith in Him is not in vain). What an awesome Savior!!!

I don't care how rotten in character, sinful in behavior or contemptible in reputation you may dear friend, if you're resting in Christ's death on the cross for your sins, His burial and physical resurrection as your only hope for Heaven, you are 100% WASHED of your sins and legally DECLARED RIGHTEOUS in God's sight (Hebrews 4:10-11; 1st Corinthians 6:9-11; Romans 5:6-9). Every believer falls IN GRACE, never FROM GRACE (Romans 5:20). The only one's who fall FROM GRACE are those self-righteous heretics like Marty Herron, Steve Pettit, Paul Washer, Sam Horn, Charles Phelps, John MacArthur, John Piper, Adrian Rodgers, Ray Comfort and other Calvinists who ADD works to faith (Galatians 5:4). Adding even the slightest thing to faith alone negates salvation and prevents the new birth. The Devil's greatest weapon has always been to con people into living the Christian life without ever being born-again.

Paul Washer Rejects Believing the Gospel for Immediate Salvation

Here again Paul Washer berates “the simplicity that is in Christ” (2nd Corinthians 11:3-4), criticizing Easy-Believism. Washer likens Gospel tracts, praying a Sinner's Prayer, and being born-again to a quick fix-it-all FLU-SHOT:
I ask people, “Are you saved?” They say, “Don't worry about me preacher, I took care of that a long time ago.” You did what? “I took care of that a long time ago!” Oh, something like getting a flu-shot I suppose. “Yep, don't worry about me, I repented and I believed.” Only to tell them—Sir, the evidence that you truly repented unto salvation on that day is that you're still repenting today; and the evidence that you truly believed unto salvation on that day a long time ago, is you're still believing today and growing in both these graces. It's not a flu-shot. It's not something you get done! It's not something you take care of!

How do you know you're a new creature? Because you do the things new creatures do!

Those are some frightening words made by Paul Washer. He says getting saved is not something you get done. Washer is wrong!!! Paul Washer says salvation is not something that you take care of. He is oh so wrong!!! Paul Washer errantly thinks that Bible repentance means forsaking sinful bad habits. That is works folks, not faith. What Calvinists have foolishly done is combine sanctification with justification. They foolishly say that if you are not living a sanctified life, then your faith in not genuine and you are not saved. Pilgrim's Progress author, John Bunyan, said it best:
“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)
Do you see how corrupt Mr. Washer is in his perverse theology? In Washer's thinking, your entire life either validates or condemns your profession of faith, so that no man can boldly say that he is born-again and safe in Jesus Christ, until he has spent his life proving himself that his faith is sincere, real and lasting. This is works salvation, and not the gift of God. This is NOT the imputed righteousness of God (Philippians 3:9). Genesis 15:6 tells us that Abram (Abraham) was justified by faith, so that HIS FAITH WAS COUNTED FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS!!! This truth is reiterated in our text verses from Romans 4:5-6.

Kindly, if Paul Washer's mother believed that her salvation is safe and secure in God's PROMISE to save them that believe (1st Corinthians 1:21), then she would KNOW that no amount of sinfulness could ever jeopardize her salvation. Nothing I could ever do, would cause God's salvation to be lost in my life. I cannot lose my salvation, because it is not mine to give or lose, it is God's. Even if I didn't want eternal life, I still couldn't lose it, because I am a child of God by faith. I was born-again at age 13. Once you are spiritually born anew, you cannot be unborn. Salvation is of God, not man (Jonah 2:9). If saved, always saved. Philippians 3:9, “And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith.”

I do not hate Paul Washer, God forbid. I pray for God to open his eyes to the truth of “THE SIMPLICITY THAT IS IN CHRIST.” 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.” There is NOTHING “simple” about Paul's Washer's plan of salvation and the heavy burdens that he lays upon men's shoulders. Mr. Washer is teaching ANOTHER GOSPEL.

Jesus gives an invitation for those who are tired, weary and burdened to come unto Him. Matthew 11:28-30, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” I thank God that my salvation is solely based upon completely resting in the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Paul Washer's plan of salvation is something very different, which requires a life of turning away from sin and following Jesus as Lord. This is exactly what Seventh-day Adventist heretic Ellen G. White teaches. Sadly, over half of America's Baptist churches are going straight to Hell to burn in torment for ever and ever, because they are trusting in ANOTHER GOSPEL.

If you agree with Paul Washer that a person cannot write down the date, time and place when they became a born-again child of God, then you have believed ANOTHER GOSPEL. The very fact that Washer would teach something like this evidences that he rejects the simplicity that is in Christ for salvation. Washer rejects the idea of an immediate, guaranteed, eternally secure, salvation. Evidently Mr. Washer has never read in Acts 2:41 that 3,000 people got saved in ONE DAY!!! Amen! Paul Washer condemns any preacher or church who claims to have won hundreds (or thousands) of souls to the Lord in a short time frame. Well, then you had better criticize God Mr. Washer, because 3,000 people came to Jesus Christ in one single day. Gotta love soul-winning!!!

In Paul Washer's way of thinking, the manner in which you live must confirm your profession of faith or else you're not saved. How can such thinking by Mr. Washer be reconciled with our text verse from Romans 4:5 that A MAN'S FAITH IS COUNTED FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS!!! Clearly, it cannot. I feel sorry for Paul Washer and heretical wolves in the sheep-pen like him, who are condemned of themselves and hellbound in their sins, false religion, and another Gospel. 2nd Peter 3:16, “As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.”

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Dr. Steve Pettit's Damnable Counterfeit 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.”

I have nothing personal against Mr. Pettit. I heard him speak at the Harvest Baptist Church on Guam in 2014. I cried as he spoke on the topic of “Wisdom.” Like many Christians, I have made some unwise decisions throughout my life. I am not writing this article to attack Dr. Pettit, God forbid. I am very concerned about the Calvinist theology that he is preaching to thousands of students at Bob Jones University, who are tomorrow's church leaders. We are in trouble with the Lord folks, for letting wolves creep into our churches and Bible colleges unawares. I am certain that many of the faculty and students at BJU in 2015 were very disturbed and uneasy, as Dr. Pettit made the following heretical statements, teaching a works-based false gospel.

The sermon preached in Chapel on January 26, 2015 is titled: “What Does it Mean To Run The Race?” (MP3, 'The Daily Platform,' Dr. Steve Pettit). Evangelist Steve Pettit is the new president of Bob Jones University (since 2014). Pettit heretically teaches that “THE RACE” we run as Christians is necessary for salvation. That is exactly what Seventh-Day Adventist false prophetess' Ellen G. White (1827-1915) taught! Steve Pettit teaches:
“'The race' is a description of the whole of the Christian life of faith.” —Dr. Steve Pettit (“What Does It Mean To Run 'The Race'?” - 4:26)
That is some dangerous talk when you include the next quote from Dr. Pettit, in which he teaches over 2,600 BJU students that the “AWARD” for running 'The Race' is “Heaven itself”!!!
“We run the race, we cross the finish line, and so what’s the prize? What is the award? Well, there are different viewpoints. Some would have the viewpoint that the awards are crowns in Heaven. But as I read the book of Hebrews and see the whole gist of the book and the flow of the book, I don’t believe its referring to crowns in Heaven. I think it is referring to Heaven itself.” [emphasis added] —Dr. Steve Pettit (“What Does It Mean To Run 'The Race'?” - 22:57)
Heaven itself? Oh my! What saith the Scripture? 1st Corinthians 9:24-25, “Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.” As you just read, the “award” will be an “INCORRUPTIBLE CROWN”; but Steve Pettit says it will be HEAVEN ITSELF!!!

Salvation Is Not An Award, It Is A Free Gift

Mr. Pettit is literally saying that the AWARD for running 'The Race' is salvation!!! Folks, eternal life is not an “AWARD,” it is a free gift! Are you getting this? What a demonic heretic!!! Salvation is a “free gift” (Romans 5:15), which does NOT require living a faithful life to secure!!! Steve Pettit is a reprobate in the pulpit, an unsaved heretic, a theological liar!!! He falsely says:
“So not only does it have a start, but 'The Race' has to be run! It starts with faith, but it continues with faithfulness. You start the race with the purpose of finishing the race. Nobody starts the race, so that they can quit half-way through. When you start in faith, you need to run and finish in faith. However, let me also remind you, that this race is HARD. Is a race not hard? Is it not difficult to get out and run?” —Dr. Steve Pettit (“What Does It Mean To Run 'The Race'?” - 6:34)
Let me ask you a very important question dear reader—If I give you a gift, what does that mean? Here is what it means:

A gift will cost you NOTHING, because it cost me. I paid for it. Jesus paid for the gift of eternal life!

Receiving the gift does not obligate you in any way to do anything, or else it cannot be a gift. The dictionary defines “gift” as: “Something acquired without compensation.” Eternal life is a “free gift” (Romans 5:15, 18).

I cannot take it away from you, otherwise it wasn't truly a gift, or else I am a thief for taking it back.

If it is an “award,” then it cannot also be a “gift”! The dictionary definition of “award” is: 
“Something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition.” Folks, getting saved is a free gift, not a race or competition!

It is not “HARD” to receive a gift. Steve Pettit says running the race is “HARD,” and he says you must run the race to get the “award” of Heaven. What a con man in the pulpit! Getting saved is easy, not an award; it is a free gift!

Dear friend, if you will simply always keep in mind that eternal life is a “free gift,” it will steer you clear of mountains of heresy!!! Steve Pettit is a deadly false prophet, who corrupts the simplicity that is in Christ (2nd Corinthians 11:3-4). Romans 5:18, “Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.”

Ellen G. White and Steve Pettit Agree On Salvation

Dr. Pettit is a corrupt false prophet, who requires works for salvation. In the following quote from Miss Ellen G. White's book, “Steps To Christ,” she teaches Lordship Salvation (which is a works-based false plan of salvation). She is essentially teaching the EXACT SAME heresy as Steve Pettit:
“That so-called faith in Christ which professes to release men from the obligation of obedience to God, is not faith, but presumption. 'By grace are ye saved through faith.' But 'faith, if it hath not works, is dead.'” —Miss Ellen G. White, 'Steps To Christ,' page 61
As you just read, Miss White says you cannot merely get saved by faith, you have to live a lifetime of faithfulness! Steve Pettit agrees with her! He states:
“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)
Do you see how they agree? They both teach that you can't just get born-again and that's it. They both say more is required, that you are OBLIGATED to live a life of obedience to God. This is the Devil's lie of Lordship Salvation!!!

SDA legend Ellen G. White says true faith does not release men from the obligation of obedience to God; otherwise she says it is NOT faith. In other words, if you don't live the Christian life, and all the obligations it includes, you are not saved! She misinterprets James 2:17 to support her heresy that works are required to be saved. Steve Pettit and Ellen White are in doctrinal agreement. Folks, that is not regeneration! That is not the instantaneous new birth. Steve Petite has the same deadly mindset as John MacArthur. They view salvation as beginning with faith, but then it is a PROCESS that continues your whole life, and if you don't faithfully run that race, you don't get eternal life!!! I agree that salvation is more than being saved, in the sense that after we are salvaged (born-again), God begins to recycle us for a lifetime; however, eternal life itself is a free gift, which does not require faithfully living for Christ! The former is salvation (our POSITION in Christ), the latter is discipleship (our CONDITION in Christ).

Salvation And Discipleship Must Not Be Combined Or Confused

Pastor Jack Hyles (1926-2001) authored a helpful book called: “Salvation Is More Than Being Saved.” Dr. Hyles likens salvation to being salvaged from a junk yard; but then that junk needs to be recycled to make it usable. Our salvation doesn't change us one bit. One of my favorite sermons by Pastor Jack Hyles is called, what else: "Your Salvation Did Not Change You A Bit” (MP3). We have been salvaged from the fires of Hell; but now we need to grow in God's grace, to be renewed in our mind to make us fit for God's purpose and use (Romans 12:1-2). The former is salvation, the latter is discipleship. Dr. Steve Pettit goes horribly astray by confusing discipleship with salvation! Dr. Hyles keeps them separate. By mixing the two Dr. Pettit has corrupted grace, he has perverted the Gospel of free grace. A truly born-again believer has the Biblical mindset that salvation is a one time new birth! Presenting our body as a living sacrifice is a second decision that every believer needs to make (Romans 12:1). Discipleship is optional for the believer; that is, it is not required to be saved!

It is the same as the physical birth. We should take care of our physical health. We should eat right, live right, and do right; but regardless of who, what, where, when, how or why, we cannot undo the physical birth. The exact same thing is true with the second birth. Once you come to God as a needy sinner, and receive Jesus Christ as your personal Savior—believing the 'Good News' that Christ died on the cross for your sins, was buried, and physically resurrected three days later—you are immediately, irrevocably and forever born-again. You SHOULD obey God and live the Christian life; but regardless of who, what, where, when, how or why, you cannot undo the new birth in Christ Jesus! If you choose to live in sin, you cannot undo the second birth. You have already been born anew from above, by a supernatural miracle of God in response to your faith (John 1:12-13; 1st Peter 1:18-19). I am leery of all this garbage Calvinism in Bible colleges and churches today, that says if you don't faithfully run and finish 'The Race' (The Christian Life), you won't go to Heaven! That is the Satanic garbage theology that Steve Petit is dishing out to the thousands of students at Bob Jones College!! They are victims of junk theology!!!

Pastor Jack Hyles (1926-2001) rightly teaches:
“Yes, Jesus is Lord. He is Lord of the universe, and, of course, we believe that He is Lord. However, to believe that in order to be saved one must make Him the Lord of his life is just another form of salvation by works.” —Pastor Jack Hyles, “Lordship Salvation - An Enemy of Soulwinning
Dr. Steve Pettit is your typical false prophet. He will defend himself by saying that he believes in salvation by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone; but then he says that pursuing a life of holiness and living the Christian life is the evidence that you are really saved. Dr. Pettit teaches that you must surrender everything to Christ to be saved! It's a forked-tongue false gospel of partial faith in Christ plus works!!! He rear-loads the Gospel, perverting grace! Steve Pettit effectively defines faith as running 'The Race,' since he links going to Heaven as being the AWARD for faithfully running 'The Race.' Again, getting saved is not an award, it is a free gift. ...
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.”
Salvation Does Not Require Living A Lifestyle

Dr. Petite says that getting saved “involves a confession of faith.” Dear reader, your faith is all that is required by God to be saved!!! Salvation doesn't merely involve a confession of faith, it is your faith that saves you! Galatians 3:26, “For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.” Dr. Pettit sinfully adds works to faith. He teaches that you absolutely must faithfully stay in the race, run it, and finish the race, or else you won't go to Heaven. Pettit denies that you can lose salvation, but he believes you never had it unless you persevere in holiness, ministry and service for others. That is a counterfeit gospel of heathen Calvinism, which cannot produce the new birth, because it is a completely different mindset than those who believe the Gospel of free grace. I was born-again at age 13. Nothing more is required of me to get to Heaven.

Biblical proof that Dr. Pettit is teaching a strange doctrine is found in 1st Corinthians...
1st Corinthians 3:13-15, “Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is. If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.”
As we just read, there will be believers at the Judgment Seat Of Christ, who barely escaped Hell, “saved; yet so as by fire” (1st Corinthians 3:15b). Another example is found in 1st Corinthians 5:1-5. These men did not faithfully run the race! Demas loved this present world and forsook Paul's side in the ministry (2nd Timothy 4:10). The Bible is chocked full of sinful believers who did not faithfully run the race. Every believer must run the race, because life itself is the race; but we don't have to run the race to get to Heaven!!! All we need to do to get to Heaven, is to BELIEVE on the name of the risen Son of God, receiving His sacrifice on the cross as payment for our sins! That is light years apart from the trash Steve Petite is teaching at BJU!!! You SHOULD run the Christian race faithfully; but IF YOU DON'T, grace doth much more abound (Romans 5:20). Every believer has already been “JUSTIFIED FROM ALL THINGS” (Acts 13:39). Pettit heretically teaches:
“For the real reality of the genuineness of your faith is that you are faithful to run the race!” —Dr. Steve Pettit (“What Does It Mean To Run 'The Race'?” - 22:44)
No, the reality of the genuineness of my faith is MY FAITH ITSELF!

Dr. Pettit is hypocritical to say you are not saved by works, but if you don't have works you're not saved! That is a manipulative backdoor approach to Lordship Salvation!!! Front-loading the Gospel is when you require meritorious works of a person to be saved, before they are saved. Rear-loading the Gospel is when you require meritorious works of a person to be saved, after they are saved. Either way, preachers are perverting the Gospel when they ADD to it! Galatians 1:6-7, “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.” Kindly, Dr. Steve Pettit is perverting the Gospel of free grace!!!

Still not convinced? Read this heretical quote again by Steve Pettit:
“You can't just speak about getting saved, and you accepted Christ, and then that's it! There is a justification; There is a sanctification; There's ultimately a glorification, and though there are three parts, they are all part of the whole, and you cannot separate them. In order for you to qualify for the award, you have to get into the race, you have to stay in the race, and you have to finish the race. If you want to win, you have to run to the end; and winning in the Christian life is everything, because if you lose—if you don't finish—you lose everything—you lose your SOUL. And so, the Christian race is the life of faith that begins, is run, and is finished when we cross over into Heaven!” [emphasis added] —Dr. Steve Pettit (“What Does It Mean To Run 'The Race'?” - 11:34)
So “faith” for salvation according to BOTH Ellen White and Steve Pettit is not simply trusting upon the Gospel to be saved; but also, salvation is a package deal that requires sanctification and glorification, and you cannot merely get saved and that's it! Folks, that is a works-based plan of salvation!!! Ellen G. White teaches that the Christian faith encompasses all of the obligations of living the Christian life. That is exactly what Steve Pettit teaches! ...
“God's people HAVE TO continue in the faith! They MUST PERSEVERE, because perseverance is the testimony of the reality of your faith!” [emphasis added] —Dr. Steve Pettit (“What Does It Mean To Run 'The Race'?” - 25:13)

“For the real reality of the genuineness of your faith is that you are faithful to run the race!” —Dr. Steve Pettit (“What Does It Mean To Run 'The Race'?” -22:44)
This is so sad and tragic, to see this kind of Satanic junk theology being taught at Bob Jones University today. My God, what has happened to BJU? Ladies and gentlemen, this is what happens when you dip your sails. Kindly, that is why I criticize the First Baptist Church of Hammond (FBCH) so much for changing their position on the inspiration of the King James Bible. Since 2008 the church has denied the inspiration of the King James Bible, falsely claiming that ONLY the “original autographs” were inspired (which we no longer have). That was BJU's downfall! The next thing you know, they start tolerating the Devil's modern Alexandrian Bible revisions. John Wesley (1703-1791) was absolutely right: “What one generation tolerates, the next generation will embrace!” Mark my words: Hyles-Anderson College will go down the same apostate spiral as Bob Jones University has! It is inevitable once change starts. Change itself is the enemy! Pastor Bob Gray Sr. wonderfully explains this truth in his classic sermon titled: 'TRUTH VERSUS CHANGE!'
Psalms 55:21, “The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.” ...

False Teacher Dr. Steve Pettit
Titus 1:10-13, “For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision: Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake. One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies. This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith; Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.”
FBCH has betrayed the Word of God by denying the inspiration of the King James Bible, which opens a Pandora's Box of ecumenical compromising, uncertainty and theological instability!!! And that ladies and gentlemen, is exactly how a liberal unsaved Calvinist came to be the new president of Bob Jones University!!! It all started with inviting the Devil's corruptible seed into their midst!!! Revelation 3:2, “Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.” Satan's greatest weapon is to con people into living the Christian life without ever being born-again!!! Steve Pettit is teaching that you cannot just get saved and count yourself safe in Christ! In addition, Pettit says you MUST live the Christian life to get to Heaven:
“So when we talk about 'The Race,' what are we talking about? We're talking about beginning and salvation, and then running the race through pursuing holiness and ministry, and service to others. But then let me say, that number three: This race HAS TO be faithfully run to the finish! You HAVE TO finish. Salvation is not just a past reality—“I GOT SAVED,” but is a future destiny! The race is not completed until you cross the finish line at death. What is this race—it is the race as we are running as we are headed toward Heaven.” —Dr. Steve Pettit (“What Does It Mean To Run 'The Race'?” - 10:27)
That is a corrupt plan of salvation, which superficially professes the simplicity that is in Christ by faith alone, but then perverts the Gospel by requiring discipleship in order to be saved. Prolific author and 33rd degree Freemason, Manly P. Hall (1901-1990), makes the brilliant truthful statement:
“The half-truth is the most dangerous form of lie, because it can be defended in part by incontestable logic.” —“The Secret Destiny Of America,” page 195, by Manly P. Hall, a 33rd degree Freemason; 1944; ISBN: 0-89314-388-X; publisher: The Philosophical Research Society, Inc, Los Angeles, California.
Don't miss that! This concept is so important to understand when exposing the religious cults!
“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)
Are you getting this folks? Dr. Pettit teaches salvation as a process instead of a new birth. We are saved in an instant by trusting Jesus as our Savior, but becoming Christlike takes a lifetime. Being conformed into the image of Christ is God's department, not ours! Changing is not mandatory to get to Heaven. Dr. Pettit is invading God's space, and invalidating God's grace, by adding running the race! Our part is to trust the blessed Savior. Whatever changes God wants to see happen in our life is His department alone. 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.” I love you all!
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Brother Lester Roloff Puts Bob Jones University To Shame (the Holy Spirit doesn't need help)

The Living Bible Exposed (classic & needful MP3 sermon by Brother Lester Roloff, 1914-1982)
Romans 3:23, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.”

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