The False Gospel Of The
“THE SECRETS OF JONATHAN SPERRY”
By David J. Stewart | May 2016
In the 2008 religious film titled “THE SECRETS OF JONATHAN SPERRY,” a false plan of salvation is taught. Throughout the film references are made to talking to Jesus and having Him as part of your life. Unfortunately, there is no mention whatsoever about the cross upon which Christ died for our sins. There is no mention of being a sinner. There is no mention of the need to be born-again. There is no mention of Jesus' being buried, nor of His resurrection from the dead three days later. What a lousy religious film!
1st Corinthians 15:1-4 in the beloved King James Bible defines the Gospel as:
1st Corinthians 15:1-4, “Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.”
There it is, “the Gospel.” Jesus DIED on the cross for our sins, He was BURIED, and He bodily RESURRECTED three days later for our justification! Amen! It is sad, but true, that we're hearing everything taught these days from religious films, religious teachers, religious books and religious radio, EXCEPT the Gospel. How tragic! What wickedness!!! Satan has so many people deceived.
Such religious films as “THE SECRETS OF JONATHAN SPERRY” need to be exposed, because they influence millions of people, hiding the cross and the Gospel!!! I'm tired of vague religious films that appeal to unsaved Roman Catholics, Episcopalians, Mormons, Lutherans, Church of Christ, United Churches of Christ, Seventh-day Adventists and other hellbound religious groups. The Holy Bible plainly defines the Gospel, which I just shared with you. Beware of anything else! Galatians 1:8, “But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.”
You cannot get to Heaven by inviting Jesus into your life. You can pray all day long and still go to burn in the fires of Hell forever!!! Without “the Gospel,” no one has ever been saved!!! You can have a relationship with Jesus, like Judas Iscariot did, and still spend eternity burning in the Lake of Fire! The film “THE SECRETS OF JONATHAN SPERRY” sends all the wrong messages how to be saved. It is a wonderful film as far as inspiring the viewer to live for God, but you can live for God (like the sincere folks did in Matthew 7:21-23) and yet still spend eternity in the fires of Hell. Sincerity is the road to destruction (Proverbs 14:25). The false prophets in Matthew 7:21-23 went to church. They preached in Jesus' name. They cast out devil's in Jesus' name. They did many wonderful works in Jesus' name (like Jonathan Sperry did). And yet, Jesus said the horrifying words to them . . . I NEVER KNEW YOU: DEPART FROM ME, YE THAT WORK INIQUITY!!!
I don't know what Mr. Jonathan Sperry (1895-1970) believed in real life, but I DO KNOW that the film about him is packed full of satanic teachings! Telling people to read the Gospel of John, and to receive Jesus as Savior AND LORD, and pray to Jesus is not the Gospel. You do not need to receive Jesus as your “Lord” to be saved, only your Savior. Jesus will never be the complete “Lord” of any believer's life, not until we are rid of this corrupt flesh (Romans 7:24). At best, all we can do is yield more and more each day to the Holy Spirit, being conformed gradually into the image of Christ. Salvation is instantaneous. Eternal life is a free gift, that you simply receive to have. There's no mention in the film about eternal life being a “gift.” Truthfully, no one could ever get saved from watching this film, because the Gospel is not preached!!! It is truly a shame!
The only way to Heaven is through faith in “THE GOSPEL,” not by changing your path, cleaning up your act, mending your ways, becoming religious, joining a church, surrender “all” to Jesus, praying a prayer, confessing Christ before men, inviting Jesus into your life, asking Jesus into your heart, turning away from sins, forsaking the world, getting water baptized, committing your life to Christ, saying “Jesus is Lord,” keeping sacraments, being good, forgiving others, nor any other form of human effort!!! You can do all these things and yet have been born-again at all!!! The only way to be saved is to BELIEVE THE GOSPEL!!! Romans 1:16, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.” Requiring anything more of a sinner than believing the Gospel to be saved, is a road to damnation in Hell-fire. YE MUST BE BORN AGAIN (John 3:3)!!!
The film “THE SECRETS OF JONATHAN SPERRY,” also clearly teaches a false Gospel that a change of behavior is required to get saved. The lead actor, Jonathan Sperry (played by Gavin MacLeod) quotes the following Scriptures in the film . . . 2nd Corinthians 5:17, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” The film attempts to mislead the viewer to follow the heresy of Lordship Salvation, by misapplying 2nd Corinthians 5:17. This Scripture does not teach that a person must change their actions to be saved. It teaches that when a person gets saved, the Holy Spirit comes inside their body to live (called the “indwelling” of the Holy Spirit). When a man is born-again, the Holy Spirit opens his eyes to a whole new spiritual world. This does not change a new believer's character or sinful bad habits one bit. It just means that now God's Holy Spirit lives inside their body. A new believer must grow in the Lord, nurturing in the milk of the Word (1st Peter 2:2). It is unbiblical, and heresy, to expect or require a person to modify their behavior as part of the Gospel to be saved.
“THE SECRETS OF JONATHAN SPERRY” is a bad religious movie, which I do not recommend to anyone because of it's lame, vague and heretical content. The film propagates “Another Gospel” (2nd Corinthians 11:3-4). END
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