Do You Have A False Sense Of Security?
By David J. Stewart | March 2015
Proverbs 14:12, “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. ”
A man with no hope is better than a man with a false hope, because a man with no hope is still searching. The Devil's greatest weapon is to con people into living the Christian life without ever being born-again. A demon's favorite activity is making people feel comfortable in their religion. Most people in the world are religious and most religion is poison. The truth is that salvation is NOT found in any religion, but in a person—The Lord Jesus Christ! You can join any religion you want, but unless you become born-again by the Holy Spirit of God you will never enter into the Kingdom of God. John 3:3, “Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
False Religion is a False Security
A whopping 83.9% of Americans profess to have some type of religious faith. 78.4% profess to be Christians. Yet, 23.9% claim to be Roman Catholic. Although 51.3% claim to be Protestant, this includes unsaved Church of Christ, Lutherans and Greek Orthodox. All of these three religions add water baptism to God's plan of salvation in the Holy Bible, thus corrupting it. It is heresy to add anything to simple faith in the Gospel to be saved. Water baptism is the public profession of one's faith, and not a requirement to be born-again. This means that Roman Catholics, Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses, Seventh Day Adventists, Church of Christ, Greek Orthodox, Lutherans and every other religion that requires water baptism for salvation is pulling on the same rope as the Devil, taking people straight to the fires of Hell with them. That's not my opinion, that what the Bible says! Water Baptism is a false security.
You need to receive Jesus Christ as your personal Savior my friend, not manmade religion!
Lordship Salvation is a False Security
Another false security is the lie of “Lordship Salvation,” which teaches that faith alone in Christ is not enough to be saved. They say that a person must receive Jesus as their “Lord” in addition to receiving Him as one's “Savior.” Proponents of the heresy of Lordship Salvation accuse free-grace advocates (such as myself) of saying that repentance is not necessary for salvation. That is not true at all. A person must repent to be saved. Albeit, a person would never place their faith in Christ to be saved if they had not already repented. Repentance is a change of mind, not a change of behavior.
The problem is that many preachers have been deceived, misled to believe that repentance means to turn away from sinful living. That is unbiblical. The Bible defines “repentance” (metanoeo, as in Mark 1:15a... “Repent ye, and believe the gospel”) as “a change of mind” or “to think differently.” This is correct! The lie that repentance means “to turn away from sinful behavior” is rooted in Roman Catholic doctrine, in the way of Cain (who tried to please God with the works of his own hands).
Here is an excellent quote by Dr. Hal Lindsay which exposes the false teaching of Lordship Salvation . . .
"There are those who, in their zeal to get people to turn from their sinful ways and receive the Lord, almost put repentance on a par with believing... Repentance, as it relates to Christ, means to change our minds about Him, who He is and what He's done to provide forgiveness and deliverance from our sins. When we place faith in Jesus as having taken our place personally on the cross and borne the penalty due our sins, then we're automatically repenting, because we couldn't accept Him in this way without having had to change our minds in some way concerning Him." Lindsey, Hal. The Liberation of Planet Earth. Zondervan Publishing House, 1974 (p. 136, 137).
Here is another wonderful quote by Pastor Martin R. DeHaan refuting the heresy of Lordship Salvation. I love the following quote and wish that Jack Chick, John MacArthur, Ray Comfort, Paul Washer, Billy Graham, Rick Warren and others caught up into the Lordship Salvation heresy would carefully consider the following Biblical wisdom by Dr. DeHaan . . .
"There is a vast difference between coming to Jesus for salvation and coming after Jesus for service. Coming to Christ makes one a believer, while coming after Christ makes one a disciple. All believers are not disciples. To become a believer one accepts the invitation of the Gospel, to be a disciple one obeys the challenge to a life of dedicated service and separation. Salvation comes through the sacrifice of Christ; discipleship comes only by sacrifice of self and surrender to His call for devoted service. Salvation is free, but discipleship involves paying the price of a separated walk. Salvation can't be lost because it depends upon God's faithfulness, but discipleship can be lost because it depends upon our faithfulness." Dehaan, M.R. Hebrews. Zondervan Publishing House, 1959 (p. 117).
And here are some more awesome quotes refuting the big lie of Lordship Salvation, and eloquently explaining the plain difference between SALVATION and DISCIPLESHIP . . .
"It is an inexcusable error to confront sinners with problems that concern the Christian life and call upon them to make promises regarding them. An unsaved person is never called upon to surrender himself to God. The saving act is in no instance represented as our 'giving ourselves to God'; it is, on the contrary, taking His Son as our Savior." Ryrie, Charles. Balancing the Christian Life. Moody Press, Inc., 1969 (p. 170).
"The second approach finds faith in the gospel alone an 'easy Believism' and seeks to add something to faith in order to accomplish salvation. To repent is to 'change one's mind,' and to believe is to remove one's trust from that in which it has rested and place it in Christ." Howard, William. "Is Faith Enough to Save?" Bibliotheca Sacra. January-March, 1942 (p.99).
"People are sometimes led to believe that there is saving value in some public confession of Christ, or profession of a decision. "With the heart man believeth unto righteousness." This is salvation. "With the mouth confession is made unto salvation." This is the voice of the newborn child speaking to and of its father. The only condition on which one may be saved is to believe." Chafer, Lewis Sperry. Salvation. Dunham Publishing Company, 1917 (p. 46).
"Eternal life is free. Discipleship is immeasurably hard. The former is attained by faith alone, the latter by a faith that works... the former brings with it the righteousness of God so that a man is 'justified freely by his grace' (Romans 3:24). The latter develops a personal righteousness, based on good deeds, so that a man was also 'justified by works' (James 2:24). The former constituted the believer God's workmanship, the latter fulfilled the wonderful purpose for which he had been created. The former cost man nothing, the latter could cost him everything, including life itself." Hodges, Zane C. The Hungry Inherit. Moody Press, Inc., 1972 (p. 114, 115).
"Certainly discipleship is a most important aspect of our relation to Christ, but it belongs to the sphere of Christian life rather than entrance upon that life... One does not become a disciple in order to become a Christian, but because he has become a Christian by faith in the Savior, it is fitting that he embark upon a life of discipleship". Harrison, Everett F. "Must Christ be Lord to Be Savior?-No." Eternity, September 1959 (p. 14).
"There is no more piously subtle abrogation of the Gospel than to tell a Sinner that he must not only believe in the Savior, but dedicate himself to do God's will, crown the Savior Lord of his life, etc., etc. Obviously, dedication and service are highly desirable, but they are the privilege and the duty of the saved, never a condition of salvation for the unsaved (cf. Romans 12:1, 2)." Unger, Merrill F. God is Waiting to Meet You. Moody Press, 1975 (p. 117, 118).
"For the unregenerate man, repentance is the change of mind whereby he turns from unbelief to faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ." Post, Roger. "The Meanings of the Words Translated 'Repent' and 'Repentance' in the New Testament." Master's Thesis, Wheaton College, June 1972 (p. 80).
"This kind of faith is not 'easy believism'. It is not easy to say, 'I can't save myself, I must recognize that there is something wrong with me, and I must seek help from someone else.'" Hook, H. Phillip. "A Biblical Definition of Saving Faith." Bibliotheca Sacra. April-June, 1964 (p. 133, 138).
I hope you carefully read and considered the following quotes, which very clearly and effectively explain the vast difference between SALVATION and DISCIPLESHIP. As Dr. DeHaan says, “There is a vast difference between coming to Jesus for salvation and coming after Jesus for service.”
Counterfeit Bible Versions are a False Security
Our churches are being infiltrated, corrupted and conquered by Satan. With the new PERverted Bibles come a slew of PERverted religious doctrines. Case in point, consider Hebrews 6:1 and Mark 1:15 in the new Bibles. I am standing for what is right. If it is right to defend the truth, then I am right to do so. If it is wrong to corrupt the Words of God, then I am right for exposing it. If it is right to preach loud and uncompromisingly in defense of THE TRUTH, then I know the Lord is very proud of me and my reward is great in Heaven. If preaching THE TRUTH offends people, then so be it! If preaching THE TRUTH causes people to distance themselves from you, then the Holy Bible says to rejoice in the Lord! Luke 6:22-23, “Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake. Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.”
It is an honor to suffer reproach, loneliness and persecution for the name of Jesus. If I didn't take a stand against evil in Jesus' name, no one would attack me. John 7:7, “The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.” The Lord promises that our reward will be great in Heaven if we suffer persecution for His name. Some people may not go as far as to hate you, or separate themselves from you, but they won't stand by you as a friend in the hour of persecution, just as Jesus' disciples fled from His side during the hour of trial. I hope you'll join me in fighting the Devil and the New World Order, and take a stand for Jesus Christ.
I wouldn't give you a dime for a preacher who doesn't stand. God deliver us from lackadaisical and indifferent pastors who won't stand. Dr. Jack Hyles has been in Heaven since 2001, yet he is maliciously attacked still today by wicked religious men who deny the purity of the King James Bible, support John MacArthur (who errantly says that Jesus' blood is not on the Mercy Seat in Heaven), and teach the heresy of Lordship Salvation (which Brother Hyles wisely refuted). I stand with Brother Hyles because Dr. Hyles stood with the Lord Jesus Christ!!!
I would rather do right wrongly than do wrong rightly. The evil people who are corrupting the Bible are doing wrong. They claim to be doing right, giving us an easier Bible version to read. The truth is that the new Bibles are impossible to comprehend, because they've changed the Words of God into a lie. And the shameful pastors who support the multitude of modern corrupt Bible versions are also doing wrong, but they claim to be doing right. Any pastor who criticizes the King James Bible is woefully ignorant of Satan's involvement behind all of the modern Bible perversions. They have all been translated from the corrupted Alexandrian manuscripts from Egypt, which few pastors understand. So instead, they ignorantly criticize the pure Words of God in the King James Bible, saying that we don't have a perfect Bible today. I'm going to preach THE TRUTH if it hare lips every dog in the county.
All of the new modernized Bible versions are a false security. If you don't have a King James Bible, you don't have a Bible. Shame on Bob Jones University for not refuting false Bibles, and for allowing female students to dress like whores wearing pants, and for endorsing sex-perverted Mormons like Mitt Romney. If that offends you, get right with God! Most people are cowards, afraid of being labeled or ostracized by others for doing right.
Taking a Stand and Doing Right Often Comes At a Cost
I often feel like the admirable New York cop Serpico (a true story), who was bullied, shunned and harassed by co-workers for being the only honest police officer on the force. Everyone else was taking bribe money to look the other way while crimes were being committed. That's how many churches operate today. To ensure a future paycheck, salaried pastors look the other way while people go to Hell, avoiding doing the right thing to preach about Hell, fire and eternal damnation. Instead they take the hush money, avoiding saying anything offensive from the pulpit. If they dare to do the right thing and stand up for the purity of the King James Bible, then the other pastors harass him, distance themselves from him and shun him publicly because he's not corrupt like them. This is why Pastor Jack Hyles (1926-2001) is criticized, shunned and slandered so much by other pastors.
Many religious people (including evangelical churches) have a false sense of security, like being in the calm of a hurricane, not realizing that the other side of the deadly storm is soon coming. Please don't let the modern PERverted Bible versions corrupt you doctrinally. Even changing a few words in a sentence, or rearranging them, can completely change the meaning. All of the new Bible versions are as corrupt as can be. If there is only one Jesus, then there is only one Holy Bible. The New International Version (NIV) is really bad, and the Easy-To-Read Version (ERV) is even worse, denying the virgin birth in Isaiah 7:14!
Most of today's pastors, churches and Bible colleges are corrupt. I'd love for many of them to prove me wrong, the more the better! Author Mark Twain is correct, “It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.” Oh, how the tears will flow in Heaven, when naive pastors find out that the King James Bible was God's pure words, and all of the modern Bibles are corrupt! Oh, how the tears will flow when naive pastors and churchgoers find out that they are going to Hell because they trusted in Lordship Salvation. The average pastor is so stinking proud that you can't tell him anything. Pride blinds us to our sins and faults.
I've been picking on pastors lately more than usual, because I am realizing just how corrupted many of them are, and that they are the biggest problem in our churches today, since they are the leaders. Who is it that supports all the modern satanic Bible versions...pastors! Who is it that supports the satanic plan of Lordship Salvation... pastors! Who is it that supports the present-day satanic state of Israel... pastors! Why is sin running rampant across America?... because pastors no longer preach against sin! God feels the same way, for He says judgment will begin at the house of God. 1st Peter 4:17, “For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?”
love God who doesn't love sinners!”
(a quote by Dr. Jack Hyles classic MP3 sermon, “The Happiest Man” (happiest is the man who will not impute sin to others!)
Fathers Harden Not Your Heart
(MP3 sermon by Pastor Jeff Owens. People in a rough line of work often become hard!)
“God never taught anybody how to quit!”
—Brother Lester Roloff
Oh how America needs preaching and praying preachers! Preaching without prayer is dead, and prayer without preaching is shallow Christianity!!!
Acts 5:42, “And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.”
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