The Garbage In Today's Churches
By David J. Stewart | January 2015
Galatians 2:4, “And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage.”
It is tragic how Satan has crept into most churches today, corrupting them with everything from counterfeit Bible versions to the heresies of Zionism and Calvinism. In this article I'd like to address several of these contaminants in the churches . . .
I've just listed a handful of at least a few dozen evils
that I could list, including the heresies of Speaking-in-Tongues, healing
crusades and losing one's salvation.
Counterfeit Bible Versions
It is tragic that the average pastor is either woefully ignorant, or simply doesn't think it's worth the hassle to dispute over the hundreds of different Bible versions. Millions of pastors and Christian workers around the world couldn't care less about the purity and integrity of the Scriptures. All of the modern Bible versions have been corrupted by Satan. Have you been deceived?
The New International Version (NIV) is the most popular Bible version today in the churches. Biblica, the company that produces the NIV, openly admit on their website that they DON'T believe in the word-for-word inspiration of God's Word; but rather, they believe in thought inspiration. Of course that's what they believe. How could they claim to believe in a word-for-word translation when they've changed and removed over 64,000 words in the NIV as compared to the trustworthy King James Bible? Did you know that the updated NIV 2011 changed its content 38.8% as compared to the NIV 1984? Just wait until the next NIV update... I guarantee you that it will be much more gender inclusive, lacking more theological terms, diminishing the deity of Christ even more, et cetera.
Occultists in the late 19th century gave us all of today's PERverted Bible versions. The English Standard Version (ESV) is straight out of the pits of Hell. Even the New King James Version (NKJV) is corrupted, coming from the same corrupt Alexandrian manuscripts. This is the truth whether you want to hear it or not. The word “begotten” has been removed from all the modern versions in John 3:16, attacking Christ's deity. John 1:12 teaches that every believer is an adopted son of God, but Jesus is the only begotten (biological) Son of God. Thus, all of the new Bible versions are wrong, claiming that Jesus is God's only Son, which is not true. God has many sons, but Jesus is the only begotten Son of God, making Him God also. Homosexuals influenced the NIV! In fact, Marten Woudstra, the chairman of the Old Testament translation committee was an open unrepented homosexual.
The King James Bible is the ONLY good Bible in the
English language today. All others are satanic!
Shallow Plan of Salvation (subtracting from the Gospel)
The plan of salvation which God gives us in the Holy Bible teaches that all people are sinners (Romans 3:23). Romans 3:19 teaches that the purpose of God's law (i.e., the Ten Commandments) is to silence all men from self-righteous boasting, and to reveal to all men their guilty condition for sinning against God. God sent His only begotten Son into the world to die on the cross for men's sins, and to be buried, and rise up again after three days. Jesus DIED, was BURIED and RESURRECTED. This is the “Gospel” (good news) according to 1st Corinthians 15:1-4. To be saved, a person simply needs to realize that they are a guilty sinner in God's eyes and BELIEVE the good news of the Gospel. That's it! Eternal life is a free gift, paid for in full by Jesus' precious blood. Thus, salvation is receiving, not achieving. Salvation is a TAKE proposition, not a GIVE proposition.
Having said that, I'm tired of hearing religious radio
programs say to simply “trust Jesus to be saved.” That is NOT the Gospel. You
must include the cross upon which Jesus' died. I hear many religious people
talking about “starting a relationship with Jesus to go to Heaven,” but that is
not the Gospel message either. What about Jesus' resurrection? The Gospel is
three things; namely, Christ died upon the cross for our sins according to the
Scriptures, He was buried, and then He raised up from the dead three days later
for our justification. 1st Thessalonians 4:14, “For
if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which
sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.”
We've just address a shallow Gospel that subtracts from the Gospel, but now let's expose adding to the Gospel.Adding to God's plan of salvation is far more common than subtracting from it. Acts 15:1, “And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the brethren, and said, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved.” Our churches are being contaminated with a heresy called “Lordship Salvation.” This false doctrine says that it's not enough to change one's mind (repent), admitting one's guilty condition for breaking God's commandments, and believing the Gospel to be saved. The lie of Lordship Salvation adds committing one's entire life to live for Christ, fully surrendering to His will, forsaking the world, ceasing from a sinful lifestyle, feeling sorry for past sins, purposing in one's heart not to live in sin anymore, or any combination thereof of these needless additions. A person may do all of these things and never be saved at all. In fact, adding even one of these things negates one's faith in Christ, because these things are all centered in human effort. Adding even the slightest amount of human effort to God's plan of salvation cannot produce the new birth.
Romans Catholics require GOOD WORKS to be saved. Billy Graham and John MacArthur require people to stop doing BAD WORKS to be saved. Whether GOOD WORKS or BAD WORKS, both compromise DEAD WORKS!!! Hebrews 6:1, “Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God.” We are saved by repenting from DEAD WORKS, that is, changing our mind from what we want to do to get to Heaven, to doing what God says we must do to get to Heaven, which is to BELIEVE on Jesus Christ.
Eternal life is a gift. Ephesians 2:8-10, “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. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” Notice that the believer is saved to do good works, not by good works.
I heard about Evangelist Ron Hutchcraft this week for
the first time. I went to his website. The first thing that turned me off was
his use of the New Living Translation (NLT), which is corrupted by Satan. It was
translated from the same Alexandrian manuscripts as the New International
Version (NIV) and all other corrupt modern Bible versions. Only the King James
Bible can be trusted. I
Hutchcraft's presentation of the Gospel (here's a
YouTube backup) and he did a pretty
good job until he got to the suggested prayer, in which he starts off the prayer
with, “Jesus, I've been running my life, I resign...” That is heresy! That is a
false addition to God's plan of salvation. You DON'T have to yield control of
your life to Christ to be saved. That's the garbage of Lordship Salvation.
Salvation is taking, not giving. If you have to resign control of your life to
Christ, then that is human effort.
Zionism is the heresy thatit is God's will to restore present Israel to her homeland. That is unbiblical. We are told in Jeremiah 23:5-8 and other Scripture passages that Israel will not be regathered until the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Modern Israel was reestablished in 1948. History bears witness that the Rothschild's led international banking cartel, Freemasonry, Wall Street, Bohemian Grove (aka, the Illuminati) are behind the present-day state of Israel. Please read, “SATAN, PRINCE OF THIS WORLD” by William Guy Carr (1895-1959). Also, see “PAWNS IN THE GAME—INTRODUCTION | CHAPTER 16 (awesome book by William Guy Carr).
“The Great Whore” of Revelation 17:1 and 19:2 is revealed in Revelation 17:18 as Jerusalem, that great city who reigneth (Illuminati) over the kings of the earth! Please read, Satan's Counterfeit Israel, Antichrist & World Rule! You must understand, oh Christian, that there are two Israel's: God's Israel and Satan's Israel. Present-day Israel is Satan's Israel!!! The Illuminati control Israel today, and they rule over the kings of the earth through intimidation, murder, blackmail, treachery, by causing civil unrest, war and buying them off with lots of money! There are also two Messiahs: God's Messiah (Jesus) and Satan's messiah (the Antichrist)! Have you believed a lie? The corrupt New International Version (NIV) of the Bible removes the word “Messiah” concerning Christ. Zionist puppet, televangelist John Hagee, says that Jesus never claimed to be the Messiah. Hagee is a liar! See John 1:41 and John 4:25 in the trustworthy KING JAMES BIBLE).
Please listen to the 56-miniute MP3, “The Unholy Alliance Between Christianity And Zionism.”
John Calvin (1509-1564) was a reprobate, who is burning in Hell today.Calvin was a monster. Calvin's garbage religious teachings were condensed down to five doctrines, commonly known as, TULIP. Calvinism is a dangerous system of beliefs that is the root of the modern Lordship Salvation heresy. In particular, Calvin's fifth principle, the “Perseverance Of The Saints,” is deadly. This heresy teaches that faith in Christ is insufficient to save anybody, but also, a person must persevere in holy living until death to be saved. If a believer goes into willful sinful living, or wavers in their faith like John the Baptist did (who questioned if Jesus were even the Christ - Matthew 11:2-3), they are said by Calvinism to be unsaved. This is what Paul Washer teaches. Dr. John MacArthur boasts of being a devout 5-point Calvinist.
All 5-points of Calvinism are doctrines of devils.
Here's an excellent book refuting Calvinism by Pastor Max D. Younce titled, “NOT
CHOSEN TO SALVATION.”
Young Earth heresy
Most proponents of a Young Earth (that is age wise) have never been taught any solid material concerning an Old Earth. I believe the evidence for an Old Earth is compelling; whereas, the handful of arguments used to support a Young Earth theory are absolutely ridiculous, even laughable. Ken Ham is leading a group of investors to build a Noah's Ark Theme Park in Kentucky, which they say will have dinosaurs aboard the ark. This is preposterous! Henry Morris III teaches that Noah brought baby dinosaurs with slowed metabolism (stunted growth) onto the ark. How absurd! Such nonsense has deterred millions of lost sinners from hearing the Gospel message. The very thought of dinosaurs roaming the earth 4,500 years ago completely drives them away from hearing anything else that such naive evangelical Christians have to say.
Arthur C. Custance has written some excellent works, which are freely available online. Also, Dr. Max Younce has written an excellent book titled, THE TRUTH ABOUT EVOLUTION; OR, DON'T LET SATAN MAKE A MONKEY OUT OF YOU! In Genesis chapter one, God created the universe from nothing. Lucifer tried to take control of God's throne and as a result one-third of the angels were cast down to earth with Lucifer, who became Satan. God in His wrath destroyed creation, as spoken of in Jeremiah 4:23-26. In Genesis 1:2 God REMODELED the earth. Here is a very enlightening quote from chapter 11 of Dr. Younce's preceding book, which explains the remodeling from in the Bible. Legitimate science fully indicates an Old Earth, millions if not billions of years old. Psalms 102:25, “Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands.”
A Young Earth view is very harmful because it makes fools of the Christian faith, contradicting all major science. The young earth view was born out of ignorance of the Hebrew language and a woeful lack of rightly dividing the Word of truth. Even without understanding Hebrew, it is very clear that God's use of the words “allow” and “let” in Genesis one are very different than the word “created” in Genesis 1:1. Clearly there were different events at work. That is, God created the universe from absolutely nothing in Genesis 1:1, but then something happened that resulted in chaos. When God remodeled creation, He removed the restraining forces which had caused the stars, moon and sun to stop shining upon the earth. This may seem difficult for some believers to grasp at first, but it makes perfect sense when you consider it all. Certainly, frightening tyrannosauruses and velociraptors didn't enter onto Noah's Ark. A baby brachiosaurus would still be huge!
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Postribulation and PreWrath Rapture
If you read the Holy Bible like a newspaper, you likely won't see the “pretribulation” Rapture; but is you “STUDY” as God commands in 2nd Timothy 2:15, using deductive reasoning, then you can only conclude a pretribulation Rapture (that is, the Rapture of the saints will happen in timing BEFORE the 7-year Tribulation period).The Lord Jesus Christ plainly taught in Mark 13:32-37 that NO MAN knows the time when He will return, not even the angels in Heaven. Only a pretribulation Rapture supports this important doctrine.
A “postribulation” Rapture theory says that the Rapture will happen AFTER the 7-year Tribulation. A “prewrath” Rapture theory says the Rapture will happen 75-days after the middle of the 7-year Tribulation, after the event known as the Abomination of Desolation. This is the event when the Antichrist stands up in the Illuminati temple (which hasn't been built yet) in Jerusalem and claims to be God.
I think it is sad that once truly Independent
Fundamental Baptist Bible colleges are no longer using the term “Rapture.”
Although the term is not found in the Holy Bible, neither are the words “Bible”
and “Trinity” found. Modern Bibles remove the word “Godhead,” which is a
horrible offense against the Word of God. 1st Thessalonians 4:17 plainly teaches
that the saints will be “CAUGHT UP” when Christ returns, which is what
Contemporary Christian Music (CCM)
Not much needs to be said on this matter, because any honest person knows what is wrong with all worldly music. The sensual inflections of the female voice are sinful. I won't attend a church with worldly music, where people close their eyes, put their hands in the air, and sway side-to-side. Instead of singing the soul-stirring hymns of the Christian faith, they sing garbage like, “Praise Him! Praise Him! Praise Him! Praise Him Praise Him,” over and over and over. It's a form of mesmerization, entertainment, carnal, fleshly, not glorifying to the Lord.
There's a big popular Four Square Church in Honolulu, Hawaii, who sing Marvin Gaye's song, “What's Going On?” They teach Lordship Salvation and most of the women wear sexy pants and tight skirts. This is the nightmare that people call “church” these days. I hate dead churches! The average church today is more like a Bruce Springsteen concert than the house of God. CCM is of the Devil. Probably the most popular CCM radio station is K-LOVE, who rake in tens-of-millions of dollars a year in profits from promoting worldly music disguised as Christian music. There ain't no such animal as “Christian Rock.”
The Devil's music has no place in the church.
There's nothing wrong with Country sounding music or
a steel guitar, bass, et cetera, of they're used tastefully and carefully. A
piano is one of the most popular instrument in Rock music, which nearly every
church has. It's how music is used. Albeit, I have learned with music that
church members will take a foot if you give them an inch. That is, if you allow
electric guitars, they will likely sneak-in worldly music. Worldly music will
kill a church spiritually for the Lord. Music is a very spiritual medium, which
can easily create a godly or worldly spirit in the church. Remember that Lucifer
was a musician in Heaven (Ezekiel 28:13).
Supporting Evil Politicians
I was disgusted when Independent Baptist pastors nationwide rallied behind sex-perverted Mormon leader, Mitt Romney in his 2007 run for U.S. President. What is wrong with today's pastors?It's evil. We're never supposed to vote for evil. Many pastors were duped into the lie that Romney was less evil than Barack Obama. What a dirty lie of the Devil. Preliminary news is saying that Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton will run and compete for the U.S. Presidency in 2016. Talk about the Three Stooges! All three of these charlatans are scum! There's no doubt that America's pastors will endorse anybody besides Hillary, even Joseph Stalin or Adolf Hitler.
I'd leave any church where the pastor is so far from God that he continues to vote for Republicans, who all support abortion. They lie their way into office each time. Every Republican President since Roe vs. Wade in 1973 has claimed to be against abortion during their run for office, but then in reality every one of them financed Planned Parenthood (PP) with billions of dollars. PP is the biggest provider of abortion services in the world. There's not a dime's difference between Republican and Democrat at the top. They're two separate legs both walking in the same direction of a New World Order.
Please don't vote for criminals. There's nothing in the Bible that requires Christians to vote. If there's a decent candidate, then vote; but voting for Republican or Democrat in the Presidential elections is rigged game of picking one of their pre-chosen criminals. No matter who wins or loses, the Zionist-led Illuminati win! Anti-Zionism is not anti-Semitism; but rather, it is anti-criminals and anti-corruption. Zionism is not about the Jewish race; but rather, it's about the Synagogue of Satan. All of today's politicians are puppets of the Illuminati. If this all sounds highly conspiratorial to you, just flip over any U.S. one dollar bill and look at the creepy occult symbols of the New World Order. The truth is available if you want it, but you've got to read and watch documentaries. The average person sits in from of their television (hellivision) and is brainwashed by the lying Zionist-controlled newsmedia.
The 911 attacks were an inside job! If you don't believe it, then you either haven't done your homework or you're are a moral coward whose afraid to go against the common consensus. America's pastors are woefully misled concerning the truth, just as is most Americans. God wants us to be as wise as serpents, but harmless as doves. If pastors understood the New World Order, they'd only use the King James Bible and not support the heresy of Zionism, nor would they support reprobate politicians. I was disgusted in 2007 when Bob Jones III of Bob Jones University (BJU) endorsed Mormon leader Mitt Romney for U.S. President.
It is tragic that few Christians stand for anything anymore. A lot of people don't like me because I take a stand against a bunch of evils and heresies, but I know that God is proud of me (John 12:42-43). James 4:4 says that you cannot be a friend of the world and also be God's friend. The Bible teaches in 2nd Timothy 3:12 that a Christian who lives godly in Christ Jesus SHALL suffer persecution. Are you being persecuted for your faith?
In his large and small catechisms (written 12-years after Luther alleged became a Christian), he plainly taught that water baptism and communion are absolutely required for the forgiveness of sins. This is damnable heresy! Unless he repented and received Christ alone without works on his death bed, Martin Luther is burning in Hell this moment. Baptismal regeneration is a lie of Satan. This heresy says that a person must be water baptized to have their sins forgiven.
In sharp contrast, the Word of God teaches that a person
is saved by believing the Gospel. For a detailed excellent book on the matter,
please read Dr. Max Younce's book, “MARTIN
LUTHER: MASTER OF DECEIT!”
Ecumenism is the heresy that attempts to unite churches by error. Billy Graham is a religious fraud, who has done more to kowtow with unsaved Roman Catholics than anyone in history. Instead of preaching against the prisonhouse of Roman Catholicism, Billy Graham yokes together with them, receiving honors by them, promoting them. Graham teaches a heretical plan of Lordship Salvation.
Ecumenicalism is the vehicle by which Satan is achieving world religious unity. There won't be a one world religion per se; but rather, all of the religions will become so wishy-washy due to the new corrupt Bible versions and lame theologically lacking preaching that they'll all pretty much harmonize with the message of the coming Antichrist. The religion of the Antichrist will be “the God of forces,” spirituality without theology! Pastor Rick Warren is a member of The Council On Foreign Relations (CFR) and is introducing spirituality without theology into the churches.
It is wrong to go along to
get along with apostasy. The big danger facing churches today is the temptation
to follow mainstream evangelicalism, because the general direction of everything
is toward corruption, evil and apostasy. Reprobates like John MacArthur, Rick
Warren, Joel Osteen, Billy Graham, Max Lucado and Pat Robertson are greatly
influencing America's churches.
Spirituality without theology
Beware of Spirituality Without Theology. The dark predictions of Helena Blavatsky and Alice Bailey concerning the churches being infiltrated by the occult is a present-day reality. It's already happening! If today's churches are embracing the vile homosexual agenda, and are voting for sex-perverted Mormon leaders like Mitt Romney, and have bought into the state's 501c3 licensing bribe, and worship present-day apostate and satanic Israel, and are using satanic corrupted Bible versions—you can be assured that they'll also embrace the Luciferian doctrine, which substitutes new age spirituality in place of Biblical theology. Knowing this, churches today need to place great emphasis upon indoctrinating their congregations with the deity of Christ, the Godhead, Christ's virgin birth, Jesus' sinless life, Christ's bodily resurrection, Jesus' liquid blood sprinkled upon the heavenly mercy seat, et cetera.
Without the time-tested, pure, preserved, inspired, inerrant, infallible, precious, Words of God in the King James Bible, the churches won't stand a chance against the Devil. Please get you a King James Bible if you don't have one already; love it, use it, read it, preach it, study it, memorize it and keep it by your side at all times. Don't let the Devil's crowd take your King James Bible in exchange for a satanic Bible version that has removed or changed 64,000 words in the butchered NIV as compared to the trustworthy King James Bible.
Satan is diluting the theological integrity of
the Bible, making it read like a comic book. The Devil's greatest weapon
is to con people into living the Christian life without ever being
born-again, which is exactly what new age is doing! Jesus is precious!!!
501c3 State Licensing
The history of 501c3 state-licensing of America's churches is unsettling. Here's an excellent MP3 sermon series exposing the evils of 501c3 licensing for churches. The occult powers which have hi-jacked the United States devised the evil invention of 501c3 non-profit corporations as a means to silence the churches. If a church gets involved in government affairs, that church can lose their tax-exempt status. The government interferes with Christian schools, Christian juvenile homes and the churches; yet the government won't tolerate the church interfering with their affairs. It is Communism! The churches are being intimidated into submission by the state. Sadly, instead of being fishers of men, most of our churches are aquarium keepers.
I'm not saying that your church is evil if it is part of the 501c3 system. I am saying that in exchange for that tax-exempt status, those churches are forbidden from exposing the blatant crimes of government and taking a stand against the government. Chances are slim that a small church would run into problems, unless they have widespread influence. A large church would find themselves in trouble real quick with the government. 501c3 licensing is the government's way of recruiting, subduing and suppressing any resistance from the churches. By giving churches something to lose, the churches have effectively been silenced. END
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.”
If you believe what the Bible teaches, attend a church that teaches the Bible!
Another Gospel Which Is Not Another (a red-hot MP3 by Dr. Curtis Hutson exposing Lordship Salvation)
Ye Must Be Born Again!
You Need HIS Righteousness!
Believe The Gospel