How Pastor Steven Anderson Greatly Hurts His Ministry
by David J. Stewart | September 2016
John 3:16-17, “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. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” ... Luke 9:56, “For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.”
I love Baptist Pastor Steven Anderson's zeal for the Lord. He's one of my favorite preachers. I am on the side of anyone who is a friend of the truth. I'd rather do right wrongly, than to do wrong rightly. I'd rather see a preacher with wild fire, than no fire! Yet, for the sake of my web visitors and those under the voice of my preaching, I want you to know the truth. My loyalty is to the Lord Jesus Christ, and not to any man, whether dead or alive.
I believe Brother Anderson's lack of love for sinners greatly hinders his work for the Lord. Brother Anderson preaches that God hates homosexuals, and that they are beyond any hope of repentance. In his public radio interview just a couple days ago in Botswana, Africa, pastor Anderson horribly said:
“There was an old man who told me that he was a homosexual. And I told him that he must leave. After asking him to leave two times, politely, I took him and I dragged him out. And bouncers do it in bars every day, because it's our private property. We had the right not to allow homosexuals into the church. The Bible says... You cannot help the homosexual. ... In Romans chapter one it says that God gave them up. There's nothing we can do for them, it's too late for them!”
SOURCE: Full Botswana Radio Interview With Pastor Steven Anderson
You know, if I were that preacher and a man came into the church saying, “I am a homosexual!,” I would have immediately told him, “Sir, God loves you and so do I. We're glad you're here, have a seat my friend.” Now, that is how I would have handled the matter. I don't understand a man of God dragging a professed sinner out of a church! What would it have hurt to let the man hear the preaching of the Gospel? The church is a hospital for sinners, is it not? Yes, it most certainly is!
Is it too late for homosexuals? No, it is never too late to repent and believe the Gospel. Does the Bible say that God has given up on sodomites ever coming to repentance? No where in the Bible are we taught that any sinners are beyond the reach of God's saving grace. Isaiah 1:18, “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” No one is beyond hope! Romans 10:13, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.“ The precious word “WHOSEVER” means you my friend!
Should we physically remove admitted homosexuals from the church? If so, then we must throw everyone out! I'm sure not going to be welcomed if sinners aren't permitted. And neither will you be! We're all dirty, rotten, guilty, SINNERS in God's sight!!!
I agree with Pastor Anderson that God is against the sodomites. God is against all unrepentant sinners! Psalms 7:11 teaches that “God is angry with the wicked every day.” John 3:36 says that God's wrath abideth upon all Christ-rejecters! 1st Peter 3:12, “For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.” God is no respecter of persons (Romans 2:11). No one can commit sin and get away with it!
Many pious preachers love to quote Romans chapter one to condemn homosexuals, but no one ever considers Romans 2:1-2, “Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things. But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things.” I have news for you, all those who condemn homosexuals... YOU ARE JUST AS MUCH A SINNER!!!
The only difference between the vilest sodomite and me is that I have been washed in the blood of the Lamb! PRAISE GOD! I am just as much of a dirty sinner as any gossiper, idolater, adulterer, murderer, liar, fornicator, drunkard, cheat and embezzler!!! And may I kindly say, SO ARE YOU! We're all wicked! James 2:10, “For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.” I love you all in the Lord, whoever you may be.
Kindly, I heard Brother Anderson say in the preceding radio interview that he hates homosexuals. But what about other types of sinners; such as, drunkards, thieves, fornicators, blasphemers, adulterers, coveters, railers, et cetera. Why only hate a particular group of sinners? I cannot even imagine hating anyone, certainly not a particular group of sinners. If I had to pick a group of sinners to hate though, it would be the neo-evangelical pastors today who (despite being repeatedly warned) continue to preach from satanic Bible revisions, and teach a false Gospel of Lordship Salvation that doesn't produce the new birth in Christ Jesus. I'm not worried about the pervert sodomites, I'm worried about the pervert Baptist preachers! But still, I don't hate those Baptist preachers either.
Brother Lester Roloff (1914-1982) used to say, “There's no pervert like the Gospel pervert!” I am more worried about children being left along with Baptist perverts, who teach from the “Easy-To-Read Version” (ERV), “Good News For Modern Man” (GNB), “The Voice” (VOICE), “New International Version” (NIV), et cetera. These are all grossly perverted Bible revisions of the Devil. Only the precious King James Bible can be trusted!!! So I might drag a few Baptist preachers out of the church by the seat of their pants, to tar and feather them out back; but I'd never drag out a needy sinner, simply because he said that he's a homosexual. That's ridiculous! You don't manhandle an elderly man and drag him out of a church. That is not God's unconditional love. I would have kindly said to the man: “SINNERS ARE WELCOMED HERE, FRIEND!” I would have preached the Devil out of sin (all sin) during the scheduled pulpit sermon, and included a clear Gospel presentation afterwards.
At the end of the meeting, Brother Anderson refused to hug the homosexual minister with whom he was debating, saying that he was a filthy child-molesting pervert, and had been digging in unhygienic and disgusting places as sodomites do. Jude 1:22, “And of some have compassion, making a difference.” The Lord commands us as believers to always love our enemies, and never to hate them. Please listen to the excellent MP3 sermon by Pastor Jack Hyles titled, “The Test Of Spiritual Maturity.” Jesus called Judas, “friend.” You either love all or you love none!
anybody in the Bible that God had disdain for,
it was those that had disdain for other sinners!”
—an awesome quote from the MP3 sermon by Dr. Jack Hyles titled, “If Thou Should Mark Iniquities, Who Could Stand?”
I tremendously admire Pastor Steven Anderson, God knows my heart. He certainly has the attention of tens-of-thousands of people across America. I love a guy who says it like it is, uncompromisingly, without apology. Pastor Anderson has the potential to be a mighty preacher, but he'll never be anything more than a popular preacher until he learns to love everyone as a man of God should, including filthy sinners like me and you, and sodomites, and the vilest of humanity, for whom Jesus Christ was willing to die on the cross! END
NOBODY IS LAUGHING IN HELL!!!
We must not accept the sin with the sinner, nor reject the sinner with the sin!
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!)