Do You Live For True Riches in Life?
By David J. Stewart | December 2014
Luke 12:20-21, “But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided? So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”
I feel sorry for people who live for money. Everywhere we turn in society, people have the wrong priorities in life. Young people want to pursue money-making careers, with little or no thought about raising a godly family. Television, internet and magazine ads are all geared toward making money. Tragically, even our independent Baptist churches have become money-making businesses. They're more interested in lukewarm Christian schools than red-hot preaching from the church pulpit. Today's pulpits are DEAD!
I know a shameful local Baptist church who's pastor won't preach on Hell, fire and eternal damnation. They've got some Jehovah's Witnesses' children in their religious school and don't want to offend the family in church. It's ungodly! It sure ain't a “Christian” school. Admittedly, two-thirds of their students aren't saved!!! Christian school? I think not! Their pastor would make a great restaurant manager, but he ought not be behind any pulpit!!! They go to great lengths to avoid offending their church members, because they want to maintain the school's enrollment and church attendance. Females on the church staff wear pants, yet never a word is preached about pants from the pulpit. That's Bob Jones University's low moral standards (check their student handbook online).
The pastor of the local Baptist church I'm talking about teaches Lordship Salvation. I heard the pastor say that no one can be saved unless they stop their sinful lifestyle. That is human effort, not the Gospel. Eternal life is a free gift, which you simply TAKE! John MacArthur (who denies that Jesus' blood is in Heaven) is a superhero in their church. The associate pastor idolizes Ravi Zacharias (who caters to unbelieving Mormons). There is no soul-winning taught in the church. The alters are always empty at invitation time, because expository preaching is NOT PREACHING!!! Bob Jones University (BJU) offers lame classes on “preparing expository sermons.” The church is closely affiliated with BJU. Children play video games while their parents surf the internet while the pastor preaches, and he knows and allows it. What a shameful church! It breaks my heart.
People Won't Tolerate Hard-Preaching Anymore
Hard Bible preaching is true riches! I have a blessed collection of thousands of MP3 sermons by Dr. Jack Hyles. This is real preaching!!! Brother Hyles defined greatness. These sermons are more precious to me than all the gold in the world. The sermons are very valuable to me because of what Dr. Hyles stood for. The people who criticize Brother Hyles fail to see all the hundreds of church buses loaded with children and families each Sunday, coming to church to learn about Jesus. No one was ever charged a penny and no offering plates were passed around on the buses. The bus ministry is a labor of love!!! YouTube videos uploaded by kooks, quacks and queers receive tens-of-millions of views, while some of the best preaching in the world receive 97 views. This world doesn't know what true riches are! I do!!! HARD-PREACHING IS TRUE RICHES!!!
It is tragic that most churches have DEAD pulpits. I hate expository preaching. I despise it. Expository preaching is going through the Bible verse-by-verse and chapter-by-chapter. That's what Bob Jones University teaches their students. I won't stay in a church with a dead pulpit. The pastor makes the church. The man in the pulpit spiritually shapes the man in the pew. If the pastor lacks love, his congregation will lack love. If the pastor is a soul-winner, his people will be soul-winners. If the pastor hates sinners, his people will hate sinners. This is why it is so important that a church calls a pastor who preaches energetically like Billy Sunday, stands against sin like John the Baptist, exposes doctrinal heresy like the Apostle Paul and loves poor people and sinners like Pastor Jack Hyles.
America needs some old-fashioned narrow-minded Christians!!! People are leaving churches these days to find God. It's been said that the most dangerous place in the world to be is in a mother's womb. And may I say, spiritually, the most dangerous place to be these days is in an apostate church. Please don't misunderstand me, we should all attend a local New Testament church. I prefer an Independent Fundamental Baptist Church, because they are closest to the Bible. I won't attend a church that doesn't use the King James Bible. The Church is the family of God; however, if the plan of salvation has been corrupted, then it ceases to be God's family. There are a lot of unsaved church members who say “Lord, Lord” (Lordship Salvation, Matthew 7:21-23), but have never completely rested in God's righteousness through faith in Christ.
When a church no longer has hard-preaching, what's the use of going? Find another church. Honestly, a lot of pastors would make good Taco Bell managers, but they are shameful and lousy preachers. Pastors are no longer preachers. Pastors have become businessmen. When the women in a church are wearing pants, and the pastor mocks faithful Christians, calling them “old-school” for believing that women shouldn't dress like men, it's time to leave that place. When a pastor teaches Lordship Salvation, praises John MacArthur and refuses to listen to the truth that modern Bible versions are corrupt, it's time to leave before you become corrupted along with them. Yes, sometimes it's better off staying home than going to a bad church. God knows your heart. You have every Biblical right to protect yourself spiritually from apostasy in a bad church that is indifferent concerning truth. If your pastor is a coward who won't preach on Hell, fire and damnation, find a real church!
I was thinking today about the fact that restaurants are rated, banks are rated, car rentals are rated, hotels are rated, schools are rated, et cetera; but churches aren't rated! If God were to rate your church, what score would you get? On a scale of 1-to-10, I'd give the aforementioned church a zero! Why? It's because if a church is wrong on the plan of salvation, then they are wrong on everything!!! If they taught the Gospel correctly, I'd give them a three. If they'd preach on Hell, fire and damnation I'd give them a four. If they'd use only the King James Bible I'd give them a five. If they exposed modern corrupt Bible versions I'd give them a six. If they'd preach against sin and women wearing pants I'd give them a seven. If they taught and went soul-winning, I'd give them an eight. And if they cared about truth, taught about the power of the Holy Spirit, and stopped promoting heretics like Martin Luther, John MacArthur, Ravi Zacharias, Rick Warren and Paris Reidhead, I'd give them a nine. No church can get a score of ten, because there are no perfect churches.
I would never look for a perfect church, because if I could find one they wouldn't accept me (because I'm far from perfect). What I look for is a church that wants to be perfect. Matthew 5:48, “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” That is, be being perfect with God's help. The sad reality is that most churches are at ease on Zion, complacent in their lukewarmness and apostate backslidden condition, having no desire to move on to perfection in the Lord.
The great thing that is woefully lacking in today's churches is a burning desire, a passion, to defend and proclaim THE TRUTH. The corrupt Bibles must be exposed. Heretics on the blood like W.E. Vine and John MacArthur must be exposed. Pretribulation deniers must be rebuked and refuted, because the imminent, sudden, unpredictable, return of Christ is a key motivator to holy living (1st John 3:2-3). Martin Luther, who errantly required water baptism and communion for salvation, must be exposed as an unsaved reprobate. The Devil's false plan of Lordship Salvation must be exposed, which is dragging millions of souls into Hell, fire and damnation (Matthew 7:21-23). Lordship Salvation requires the human effort of forsaking sinful bad habits. This is not the gift of God. Romans 6:23 and Ephesians 2:8-9 teach that eternal life is the gift of God. Romans 5:15 even calls salvation a “free gift.”
If you have a genuine man of God behind your church pulpit that hates sin and preaches against it, loves people with the unconditional love of God, defends the doctrine of Christ vehemently, proclaims the inspiration of the King James Bible, exposes the modern corrupted Bible versions, exposes the Illuminati and New World Order, and cares... THANK GOD FOR YOUR ARE BLESSED!!!
Freemasonry's Infiltration of the Churches
My friend, knowledge of the truth is true riches!!! Most pastors are woefully ignorant of what is going on in the world today. Jesus taught us to be as wise as serpents, but as harmless as doves. Wise preachers study the issues, so they'll know what they're up against. The only way to effectively fight the enemy is to know his battle plan, methods and disguises. 2nd Corinthians 4:4 teaches the Satan is the god (little g) of this wicked world. As such Satan rules his domain through Luciferian-worshipping occult groups, like Freemasonry, The Theosophical Society, The Episcopalian Church (of which former CIA boss and U.S. President George H. Bush is a member), Skull & Bones (he's a member of this demonic cult too), Bohemian Grove (and this Molech worshipping group too), Rosicrucianism and many others. Purportedly, George H. Bush's wife, Barbara Bush is the daughter of Aleister Crowley, which is claimed in the 2007 documentary titled, “ALEISTER CROWLEY: THE BEAST 666.” Truth is stranger than fiction.
Sadly, many woefully ignorant Baptists think I'm a nut, but they are the one's who are wrong in God's eyes. I may be a nut, but I'm screwed onto the right bolt (Jesus). I know God is proud of me for standing for THE TRUTH, even though I've often had to stand alone in the Baptist churches that I've attended. Thankfully, there are quite a few faithful Christians on the internet, and a few pastors that I am aware of, who preach about the demonic Illuminati and the New World Order. Pastors these days simply don't care about truth. They only care about the level of truth which they are comfortable with. For many pastors this excludes the reality of Hell, fire and brimstone. Certainly most pastors won't touch the Illuminati with a two-foot-pole, afraid to even research the matter. They couldn't care less about such truthful matters.
A lot of pastors think they are wise to stick to basic Biblical doctrines in their study, and then before you know it, they're using and endorsing satanic Bible versions, supporting the counterfeit wicked present state of Israel as God's people, teaching a satanic false plan of Lordship Salvation, praising reprobates like John MacArthur who denies that Jesus' blood is on the mercy seat in Heaven, and inviting Masonic presentations into their church. I've been studying the occult since 2002, and I can honestly and confidently say that Freemasons have infiltrated our churches today through counterfeit Bible versions, CFR puppet Rick Warren, the heresy of Zionism (56 minute MP3 historical narrative), supporting criminals in The White House like George W. Bush, voting for Mormon sex-pervert Mitt Romney, et cetera.
There's nothing more nauseating then a pastor who is woefully ignorant of the Freemasonry conspiracy to destroy America, because this evil is behind nearly every subversive agenda, group and force corrupting our country today. That giant penis (obelisk) in Washington D.C., which is what the Washington Monument symbolizes, is a Masonic symbol showing the occult group's ruling power over the United States. America was founded by Freemasons for the purpose of one day achieving world government. See, America's Secret Destiny. Every pastor and preacher ought to do much research into Freemasonry's evil influence upon our nation; including their role in creating public schools, the indoctrinating of children with bogus Evolution, their role in starting numerous mainstream false Christian religions, their control of the music and movie industry, totally control over the mainstream newsmedia, their control over America's legal system, their control over congress and The White House, et cetera. There is tons of information available online if you search the things I've just mentioned.
We have a shameful group of highbrow pastors across America who go along to get along with whatever evil and crime the government does. All the Illuminati has to do is have their paid puppets on the so-called “conservative right” push their agendas and America's pastors will bow their knee to Baal. A true man of God stands for righteousness and against iniquity, and he is NOT FOR SALE!!!
The King James Bible is Sound Doctrine
The King James Bible is true riches. We are living in a wicked generation that WILL NOT ENDURE SOUND DOCTRINE!!! 2nd Timothy 4:3, “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears.” What is sound doctrine? It means THE TRUTH!!! The Bob Jones' crowd won't join the Bible version debate, so instead they support the modern corrupt perversions of God's Word. Shame on Bob Jones University and anyone else who professes the name of the Lord and is AWOL from the battle. We're at spiritual war ladies and gentlemen!!! Numbers 32:6, “And Moses said unto the children of Gad and to the children of Reuben, Shall your brethren go to war, and shall ye sit here?” Exposing Modern Bible Versions is a Worthy Fight!
The majority of the ancient Bible texts agree. These “Majority Texts” became known as the “Received Text” or “Textus Receptus,” from which our beloved King James Bible was translated. All of the modern corrupted Bible versions are translated from the small percentage of stray dog texts that didn't agree with the majority texts. Tragically, most pastors today are indifferent, including the Baptist pastor I mentioned earlier. Bob Jones University is indifferent on the issue, as are most Bible collages and seminaries (they're all apostate!!!). IT MATTERS WHICH BIBLE YOU USE!!! If you don't have a King James Bible, you don't have a Holy Bible!
Money is Not True Riches
Money is the most shallowest thing on earth. Today's Federal Reserve “funny money” isn't even real money. But whatever earthly value it may have remaining, it means nothing to me. I feel sorry for people who are stingy tightwads. Banks focus on laying up earthly wealth. We hear radio advertisements trying to lure people to invest financially for old age retirement. I never heard anybody say “Lord willing,” but they should. The Bible teaches that it is a sin to boast of tomorrow, because you don't know if you'll be alive or be healthy enough to enjoy it...
James 4:13-17, “Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that. But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil. Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.”
We're supposed to continually keep in mind that our very life's breath is in God's hands (Daniel 5:23)...
Daniel 5:23, “But hast lifted up thyself against the LORD of heaven; and they have brought the vessels of his house before thee, and thou, and thy lords, thy wives, and thy concubines, have drunk wine in them; and thou hast praised the gods of silver, and gold, of brass, iron, wood, and stone, which see not, nor hear, nor know: and the God in whose hand thy breath is, and whose are all thy ways, hast thou not glorified.”
There are 86,400 seconds in a day. Have you thanked God with one of them? There are 10,080 minutes in a week. Have you prayed for others with just one of them? Thanking God continually, giving financially to the work of God, giving to the poor, and praying for others are some of the ways that we can be rich toward God...
Luke 12:16-21, “And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided? So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”
I always tell my web visitors to be careful where you give. Never give to fatcats like Ravi Zacharias who rakes in $18 million a year and pays himself over $144,000 a year. Billy Graham pays himself over $600,000 a year. That's not Biblical Christianity. Never give to any so-called “minister” who profits from the ministry. Never support any religious group that is not aggressive about soul-winning. The Salvation Army pays it's CEO $249,000 a year. Only a fool would support that kind of extravagance! Give to a local New Testament, Bible-believing, soul-winning, sin-hating, King James Bible using, red-hot preaching, church! I wouldn't give a dime to any pastor who doesn't teach and promote soul-winning!!!
Fishing for the Souls of Men
The dearest thing to the heart of God is the souls of men. I am disgusted with most churches these days, and I know God is too. Revelation 3:15-16 says that God vomits LUKEWARM believers out of His mouth. God detests fence-straddlers and compromisers!!! g
What do you value in life? Is it that big boat in your yard? Is it your high-paying career? Is it worldly success? I've known umpteen co-workers in my life who spent all their time thinking about the increasing dollar value of their retirement account. I chose to wallow in the Holy Scriptures! Luke 12:34, “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” My heart is in my web visitors. You are my treasure!!! Humbly, I have made a big investment of my time, tens-of-thousands of hours, working relentlessly since 2002 to reach others with THE TRUTH. I do this for the Lord. I've never made a penny and never will. I'm not here to make friends, I'm here as God's man to tell you THE TRUTH!!!
The souls of men are my treasure, and my heart is with you. Matthew 4:19, “And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” This is true riches!!! The average church today has no soul-winning program. Most churches are mere social clubs for religious people. Most of them aren't even saved. The Gospel has been corrupted in most churches. The Bible teaches in John 15:1-7 that Jesus is the Vine and we as Christians are the branches, and only by abiding in Christ (and His Word abiding in us) can we bear much fruit (getting people saved). God saves them, not us (1st Corinthians 3:6-7). My success in life won't be measured by how many people show up to say goodbye at my funeral, but how many people are waiting to greet me when I get to Heaven. That's true riches!!!
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!)
“God never leads anyone anywhere for money.” —Jack Hyles
“Remind your mind to use His mind.” —Jack Hyles
“A man ought to live so that everybody knows he is a Christian… and most of all, his family ought to know.” —D.L. Moody
“If a Christian is not having tribulation in the world, there’s something wrong!” —Leonard Ravenhill
FORGIVENESS (MP3 by Dr. Jack Hyles, “The mark of the child of God is that he loves everybody!”
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