Jehovah's Witnesses & Creation Science Evangelism Agree

by David J. Stewart | July 2012

Romans 4:5, “But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.”

       Christians are at war today spiritually, fighting for the very defining terms of the Christian faith. Satan has moved the ancient landmarks, stealing our churches and corrupting everything. The average professed Christian is so woefully ignorant of the Scriptures these days, that they've failed to notice that many of America's churches are now in doctrinal agreement with the demonic cult of the Jehovah's Witnesses.

In fact, JW's teach Lordship Salvation. Biblical salvation is completely free and requires NO PERSONAL EFFORT!!! In sharp contrast, the heresy of Lordship Salvation DOES require personal effort—to depart from sin, forsake the world, change bad behavior and endeavor to live for God as part of being saved. It's not salvation at all, but false religion based upon self-righteousness.

Here is what the satanic Jehovah's Witnesses teach at their official Watchtower.org website (where their monthly AWAKE magazine is published)...

"Salvation is a free gift from God. It cannot be earned. Yet it does require effort on our part."

SOURCE: What Must We Do to Be Saved? - Jehovah's Witnesses Official Web Site

What a major contradiction!!! How can salvation not be earned, but it requires effort? Most Christians are not aware that JW's teach salvation is a free gift, but they are deceitful and in reality require self effort instead. They are liars! It tricks people's minds because once you hear that salvation is a gift, it takes your mind off guard. One of the traits of human psychology is that people tend to think about the first statement made to them, and then everything else is secondary.

Now read and see that Eric Hovind and Paul Taylor teach at 'Creation Science Evangelism' (CSE), which is the same exact heresy as what the Jehovah's Witnesses teach...

“How can you be saved?
First, you must recognize the truth of what I have written above — that you are a sinner, who deserves hell and who needs and wants a Savior.

Second, repent of your sin.
This means that you must turn completely away from your sin. It is more than just saying sorry; it is a complete change of direction as you endeavor, by God’s power, to go His way, instead of the way of sin.

Third, you must trust in Jesus completely. You see, He took the punishment for your sins on the cross. He is the only person who never sinned — yet God the Father punished His Son in your place and in my place, if we will accept Him. So put your complete trust in Jesus. Pray to Him (this is like talking to Him) and ask Him to forgive you. He always and immediately forgives those who genuinely call on Him in this way.” [emphasis added]

SOURCE: http://www.creationtoday.org/about/how-to-be-saved

Here again, the Jehovah's Witnesses are teaching the same exact false understanding of repentance as CSE...

"Thus, "accepting Christ" involves far more than just accepting the blessings that Jesus' superlative sacrifice offers. Obedience is required. ... So we must do more than simply hear and believe."

SOURCE: What Must We Do to Be Saved? - Jehovah's Witnesses Official Web Site

The message is clearly that admission of sinnership and faith in Christ is NOT enough to save a person; but that there must also be some amount of personal effort to depart from iniquity and ENDEAVOR to go God's way instead of the way of sin. That my friend is 100% self-righteousness!!! The Jehovah's Witnesses teach at Watchtower.org that eternal life is a free gift, and that it cannot be earned; but then they turn right around and also teach that some amount of effort is required ON OUR PART.

That's exactly what the Creation Science Evangelism team is teaching as well, that is, that admission of being a sinner and believing the Gospel is NOT enough to get saved... there must also be “A COMPLETE CHANGE OF DIRECTION AS YOU ENDEAVOR.” Oh, that our churches and ministries who profess the name of Christ would wake up to what's going on in the world today. Satan with all his corrupt Bibles and corrupt Bibles teachers (like heretics Ray Comfort and Paul Washer) are redefining what it means to have “faith,” what it means to “repent” and what term “Lord” means in relation to salvation. By wrongly redefining terms, they are preaching ANOTHER GOSPEL that cannot save, for it is a false plan of salvation based in personal effort instead of the finished redemptive work of Jesus Christ.

Any plan of salvation that places the burden of sin upon the sinner, instead of completely upon Christ is a false Gospel. Anyone who teaches that salvation is a free gift, but some amount of personal effort is required is a liar. Paul Washer, Ray Comfort, John MacArthur, Paul Taylor, Pat Robertson, Benny Hinn, Eric Hovind, Max Lucado, Joel Osteen, Moody Bible Institute (and the list is growing larger quickly)... all teach that faith in Christ is not enough to save; but that some amount of personal effort is required (which they wrongly understand to mean repentance).

The only object of repentance is to believe the Gospel (Mark 1:15, “repent ye, and believe the gospel”). A sinner repents of unbelief, which compels them to believe the Gospel. That's all that repentance means, that is, a change of mind.

False prophets turn salvation into two steps. They require repentance as man's part (to stop living in sin); and then they say to place faith in Christ (which is God's part). That's not what the Bible teaches. Salvation is one step of believing the Gospel. Repentance is part of the same act of believing. That is, one who has repented has believed, and one who has believed has repented. Repentance without believing is turning over a new leaf or amending one's ways, but it is not Biblical salvation.

Judas repented (Matthew 27:3), throwing the 30 pieces of silver onto the ground, but he wasn't saved because he didn't believe the Gospel. The word “repented” concerning Judas is an entirely different Greek word, which means “to have remorse afterwards.” That is quite different from “a change of mind,” which is the Biblical definition of repentance concerning salvation.
 

Pastor Harry Ironside (1876-1951) Has it Correct

Please read the following excellent explanation of the Gospel by former Moody Memorial Church pastor, Harry A. Ironside (1876-1951)...

Harry A. Ironside“The Gospel is not a call to repentance, or to amendment of our ways, to make restitution for past sins, or to promise to do better in the future. These things are proper in their place, but they do not constitute the Gospel; for the Gospel is not good advice to be obeyed, it is good news to be believed. Do not make the mistake then of thinking that the Gospel is a call to duty or a call to reformation, a call to better your condition, to behave yourself in a more perfect way than you have been doing in the past …

Nor is the Gospel a demand that you give up the world, that you give up your sins, that you break off bad habits, and try to cultivate good ones. You may do all these things, and yet never believe the Gospel and consequently never be saved at all.”

SOURCE: Dr. Harry A. Ironside, from the sermon: What Is The Gospel?

Clearly, Ironside correctly taught a Free Grace view of the Gospel. Amen! Don't mess with the Gospel. Just believe it!

Charles Spurgeon required sinners to renounce every sin, which simply means not to hold back on any sin. Not one! We must confess to God every sin and acknowledge that we are as guilty as He says in His holy Word (Romans 3:19). Lordship Salvationists have it all backwards. They mandate change as a requirement for salvation; but a changed life is the FRUIT of genuine repentance unto salvation, and not a part of the ROOT of saving-faith.

CSE requires... “A complete change of direction as you endeavor?” This is a false plan of salvation. The only direction that a person needs to go to be saved is the cross of Calvary. Why do so many people pervert the Gospel message? Just leave it alone unless you truly understand it. Christ died, was buried and rose again. If that's your hope for \Heaven then you're saved. Kent Hovind is So close to accurate. I watched a handful of videos and he did a great job presenting the Gospel, then He sounded like an entirely different persons HERE (teaching Lordship Salvation).

If they ever correct their beliefs concerning salvation at CSE, then I'll gladly promote them and count them friends in the work of the Lord. Right now I feel like they're working against me as I'm trying to preach the integrity of the Gospel. We mustn't add nor subtract from it, and if I do, or you do, or anyone else does, let him be accursed as Galatians 1:7,9 warns!!! Let's not pervert the Gospel as Ray Comfort and John MacArthur blatantly and arrogantly do. I'll gladly be considered the villain for doing a hero's dirty work. Someone's got to be on the firing line for God. Here am I Lord, send me!!!
 

Kent Hovind's Disturbing Gospel

Beware of anyone who associates with the Ray Comfort Crowd (who idolize and sell John MacArthur's books on their websites). Sadly, Dr. Kent Hovind also teaches a false view of repentance. In the video, Dr. Hovind errantly says...

“God's looking for a change in your attitude where you say, “Lord I don't want to do wrong anymore. I'm sorry. I've offended you. I want to do right.” And you turn from sin, and you turn to God, and you say, “Will you please forgive me.”

SOURCE: Kent Hovind Says You Must "Repent of Your Sins" to be Saved - YouTube

Ladies and gentleman, that is NOT the Gospel taught in the Scriptures. Do you have to change your attitude to be saved? Repentance is changing your mind so you'll believe the Gospel (Mark 1:15); not changing your mind so you'll stop living in sin. You depart from sin because you are saved, not to get saved. It is a big deal, because people are going to Hell.

Where does the Bible say that we have to desire not to do wrong to be saved? Kent Hovind admits that he refused to receive Christ for salvation the first couple times he was approached by a soul-winner. He was honest and said, I know that God will expect changes when I get saved and I'm not ready for that. I've had unsaved people tell me the same thing, that is, that they aren't ready to get saved because they're living in sin. I commend them for being honest, but Hell awaits them.
 

Believing The Gospel Is Salvation; Not Cleaning Up One's Life Of Sin

Men are saved by believing the Gospel, not by changing their attitudes. True repentance is the change of attitude that causes a man to believe the Gospel; not a change of attitude that causes man to to amend one's ways, forsake the world and cease from sinful bad habits. The only object of Biblical repentance is believing the Gospel. When men add living a pure and clean life, they are corrupting the plan of salvation.

A sure sign of Lordship Salvation is when a false prophet says that being sorry for one's sins is not enough to be saved, but that there must also be a desire to cease from personal sins as well. The Bible never requires anyone to be sorry of their sins to be saved; but rather, simply to admit that they are guilty before God as Romans 3:19, “Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.”

The truth is that neither are required to be saved. No where in the Scriptures are we told that a person must be sorry and feel remorse (penance) for their sins to be saved. That is Roman Catholic false doctrine. Romans 3:19 says that God's Law was given that all the world might become “guilty before God.” A person need only acknowledge their guilt of sin and believe the Gospel to be forgiven and saved eternally.

It's really tragic... R.B. Thieme Jr. mentors John MacArthur, then John MacArthur mentors Ray Comfort, Kirk Cameron and thousands of his followers, then Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron infect ministries like CSE, Moody Bible Institute, et cetera. Moody publishes all of MacArthur's newer books. They make poor and strange bedfellows.

John McArthur thinks Jesus' literal blood soaked into the ground at Calvary's hill and stayed there. Hebrews 10:29 says that MacArthur is cursed for trodding underfoot the precious blood of Jesus as if it were a unholy (common) thing, like trash or an old tire, or a toilet plunger. Oh my friend, Jesus' precious and literal blood is tonight on the mercy seat (Hebrews 9:22,24) in the heavenly Holy Place (Hebrews 9:12).

Churches today are plagued with this type of neo-evangelical liberalism. First, if the Death, burial and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ is not mentioned in any Gospel presentation, then how can there be any salvation, because the cross is the way of salvation? By definition, 1st Corinthians 15:1-4 tells us plainly that the Gospel is the death, burial and resurrection of the Lord.

Biblical repentance unto salvation is “a change of mind” that compels a man to believe the Gospel (Mark 1:15); but to teach that a person must have a changed attitude—a desire to clean up their life of sin—is a false plan of salvation. Repentance pertains only toward believing the Gospel; NOT ceasing from a sinful lifestyle. It is a subtle difference, but the difference between free-grace verses self-righteousness.

In other words, the Gospel is the object of true repentance; not ridding one's life of sin, which is what heretics like Ray Comfort and John MacArthur teach. Mark 1:15 plainly teaches that the Gospel is the object of repentance. Men repent and believe the Gospel. That is salvation. Repentance and believing are not two separate steps to salvation; but rather, repentance is a change of mind that prompts a man to believe the Gospel. They are two parts of one step. The man who has repented has believed, and the man who believes has repented. This is why the Gospel of John mentions the word “believe” and “believed” 85-times, but the word “repent” is never mentioned, not even once.

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BEWARE Apostate Direction Of 'Creation Science Evangelism' (CSE)

In 1989 Dr. Kent Hovind started his ministry called CREATION SCIENCE EVANGELISM (CSE). Since Dr. Hovind has been incarcerated, his son Eric and some friends have kept the ministry going. Unfortunately they've changed it. What is happening today is that once Independent Fundamental Baptist's are CHANGING. And I mean changing for the worst! On Wikipedia, Dr. Kent Hovind's religion is specified as “Independent Baptist.” Yet since his imprisonment, CSE has been taking the ministry toward Neo-evangelicalism, promoting heretics like Ray Comfort. There website is at CreationToday.org online.

CSE's new Director Of Ministry Development, Paul F. Taylor condemns their own ministry by recently stating...

"If we can’t get our ideas right on Genesis, there is no guarantee we will get our ideas right on any other aspect of biblical theology." —Paul F. Taylor

SOURCE: http://www.creationtoday.org/about/paul-taylor

Considering that there is absolutely NO Biblical evidence of a Young Earth, Taylor's own words warn others to stay away from CSE's entire ministry. On their webpage titled, BIBLICAL AGE OF THE AGE, the Creation Science Evangelism ministry has absolutely NO Scriptural support for a young earth. The only Scriptures that they show are evidence of a young human race (which Gap Theorists don't deny). I prefer the term “Gap Principle” since it's more than a theory; it is verifiable Biblical doctrine.

The OLD EARTH Verses A YOUNG EARTH View

Psalms 102:25, “Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands.”
 

Final Words

Again, I mean no unkindness towards anyone; but to be saved you don't have to “endeavour” as CSE's website teaches... “to change, to go His way instead of the way of sin.” This places a very heavy burden upon the sinner and a yoke of uncertainty as well. In CSE's plan of salvation, a person will always be wondering if they've changed enough to please God for salvation. I mean, how much sin can I commit and still be saved? Pentecostals teach than even one deliberate sin takes your salvation away and now you have to go get it back.

What a miserable, sad, unbiblical and horrible way to suffer in life, never knowing if you're going to make it to Heaven. What if you die after sinning before finding the opportunity to get saved again? That opportunity may not come. Of course, this is all utter heresy taught by the Charismatics, Assemblies of God Churches, Pentecostals and many other offshoot groups that are demonic. They all speak in demonic tongues. The Bible plainly teaches that NO ONE can take your salvation away. If saved, Always saved!

In every false religion where a person is expected to give up something to be saved, there is always fear and uncertainty caused by not knowing how things will turn out for you in eternity. Did I give enough? Did I please Allah? Did I try hard enough not to sin to prove myself worthy to God? Jack Chick doesn't teach this junk, but he does teach that a person must be willing to stop sinning in order to be saved. This rational is demonic because it instills the very same fears and uncertainty in people as do Muslims, Seventh-day Adventists and Lordship Salvationists who make salvation conditional upon one's willingness to stop sinning.

It's like thug theology! “Stop sinning or I wont save you... deals off!” God is not like that. God doesn't make deals, He doesn't bargain... the deal was made at Calvary! And trust me, it's a great bargain... the best you'll find anywhere!!! Jesus Christ paid for your sins, and all you've got to do is receive Jesus as the Christ. Believe that Jesus died, was buried and rose up three days later. Receive the Gospel as payment for your sins and you'll be saved forever.

Some sincere ministers misunderstand what Lordship Salvation is. I heard Evangelist Phil Kidd say that you must receive Jesus as your Savior and Lord to be saved (and he stressed the word LORD, which clearly indicates that he takes sides with the Lordship Salvation gang). I believe he doesn't fully understand the battle. I know he doesn't believe that a person must exert personal self effort to be saved (and that's what Lordship Salvation is). Jesus is Lord, you don't make Him Lord. I have no problem with a preacher teaching that sinners ought to make Jesus the Lord and Savior of their life. You see, it all depends on what you mean by the word “Lord.” I expose those heretics who redefine Lord to mean “surrendering your life to Jesus” as a requirement to be saved. Consecration and discipleship are not requirements for salvation. Eternal life is a free gift, which means there are NO obligations nor strings attached.

The Biblical Gospel is based solely upon God's love and PROMISES, so there is no fear of falling short of God's expectations in Christ. Romans 3:23 says that all mankind falls short of God's glory in their own filthy self-righteousness; but by placing one's faith in Jesus Christ all sins are forgiven and there is no condemnation (damnation, Romans 8:1,32-34). To walk AFTER THE SPIRIT (Romans 8:34) means that we are in the spirit, Who indwells every believer at the moment of salvation and forever (Romans 8:9). If saved, always saved!

Caution About 'Creation Science Evangelism' Ministry

“As a blind man has no idea of colors, so we have no idea of the manner by which the all-wise God perceives and understands all things.” —Isaac Newton (1642-1727)

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