Do You Have Spiritual Food Poisoning?
By David J. Stewart | October 2014
Psalms 119:104-105, “Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”
The Holy Bible teaches that the Word of God is our milk and meat, that is, our spiritual food. Just like our physical body, we are what we eat. If we eat junk we'll be junk. If we eat healthy, then we'll be healthy. Most believers today are malnourished and stunted in their growth, because they are feeding off the corrupt Bible versions and apostate preachers. I hear pastors shamefully saying that they don't expose the corrupt modern Bibles because they might offend baby believers.
Do you realize that the Bible is a baby believer's spiritual milk? 1st Peter 2:2, “As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby.” Spiritually, for a pastor to remain silent concerning the modern corrupt Bible versions is no different than a mother remaining silent as someone adds rat poison to the milk bottles in her baby's nursery. To say that the modern corrupt Bible versions are beneficial because they are “easier-to-read” is like saying that bathing in sulfuric acid is good because it'll remove dirt faster from the skin.
It is just as alarming and insane for Christian leaders to remain silent about corrupt Bible versions (claiming that they don't want to cause division and confusion in the body of Christ), as it is for a man to remain silent as an arsonist sets fire to his neighbour's homes. People are going to Hell because of the new corrupt Bible versions which teach in Philippians 2:6 that Jesus couldn't grasp equality with God. Most churchgoers are superficially living the Christian life, but have never been born-again, and they never will. The tragic thing is that most pastors are fully aware of the corrupt Bible versions, but choose not to get involved in the debate because of the stigma that comes with it.
We are at war ladies and gentleman. The Devil is urinating in our spiritual milk and defecating in our spiritual meat. Yet, insanely, most pastors and their congregations are eating it up and asking for seconds! Why eat the food borne illness of the maggot-infested New International Version (NIV), when you can feast on the delicious porterhouse steak of the King James Bible? It is tragic that the average pastor has never spent an hour researching the Bible version debate, whereas secular restaurant mangers spend a week attending Food Manager's class (which I did years ago). Perhaps America's pastors should be required to attend a spiritual food manager's class before they enter the ministry, to make sure they don't poison their church congregation with contaminated food!!!
It is alarming that most Christians have little or no concern over the quality of the spiritual food they are consuming. Truthfully, most Americans don't even care about the physical food that goes into their mouth. Our foods are saturated with poisons like Aspartame, fluoride, sodium aluminum phosphate and saccharine. In fact, there are hundreds of toxic substances in the products that we consume! Here's what you've been eating for years!
Matthew 4:4, “But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” There is nothing more important in our Christian life than the spiritual food that we eat. It is a good philosophy to live by is that a believer ought not eat physically until first eating spiritually. 1st Peter 2:2, “As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby.” The writer of Hebrews (whom I believe is Paul) told the church leaders that instead of eating spiritual meat as they ought, they were immature in the Word and needed milk. Hebrews 5:12, “For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.”
Baby believers need the milk of the Word, but if that milk is corrupted, then they are not going to grow properly. If pastors don't warn them, then who will? They are going to develop deformed bodies, malnourished, ribs showing and some even suffering spiritual brain damage and permanent soul injury. There's not a more serious issue and threat today, than the corrupted modern Bible versions. It's alarming that most pastors are asleep concerning the matter. The average fundamentalist Christian doesn't spend 10-minutes a day reading the Holy Bible, which is why they are not upset that Satan has corrupted the modern versions. What's in your spiritual food?
The Utter Apostasy In America's Churches Today
The sin-fighting Evangelist Billy Sunday (1862-1935) saw a century ago that the churches were backslidden, going back and lagging behind...
“It would be a Godsend if the Church
would suffer persecution today;
she hasn't suffered it for hundreds of years.
She is growing rich and lagging behind. Going back.”
—Billy Sunday, The Need for Revivals, From "Billy Sunday: The Man and His Message", by William T. Ellis, Philadelphia: John C. Winston Co., 1914
Today, in the 21st century, not only have our churches (including independent fundamental Baptists) gone back, they have built entire cities with houses and neighborhood's in the land of apostasy. Jesus plainly taught in Luke 16:13, “No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” Jesus said that it is impossible to serve two masters. What usually happens is that a very small ministry starts off serving God faithfully, but then decades later money becomes the main issue. Church ministries with many buildings and all the associated costs, staff, maintenance, et cetera burden the church body.
Many large Bible colleges and churches don't want to lay people off as they become obese, so they stop emphasizing Biblical doctrine (such as Hell), they compromise their moral standards (allowing females to wear pants) and alter their methods (stop teaching personal soul-winning) to attract more students and please the church congregation. Sinful compromise is almost always rooted in the desire for financial security. Churches are not restaurants where you pick and choose what you want. If you're a middle-of-the-road type of pastor, you're in the wrong profession... go open a restaurant instead, where you can hand out menus!
When churches begin to compromise, they start delivering soft devotional type sermons instead of offensive hard-preaching. This is one more wonderful thing that I admire about Dr. Jack Hyles. As First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana grew to become the “Worlds Largest Sunday School,” Dr. Hyles admittedly made over 500 decisions each week, and he made them wisely based upon principles, and not emotions, favoritism or convenience.
When Dr. Hyles was a young preacher, he made five DECISIONS (which I have adopted as my own, and also think every preacher should make their own)...
I will make decisions based upon truth and principles, and not upon expediency or convenience.
I will be loyal to God and His Holy Word, not to institutions or organizations.
No one will ever mess with my preaching!
Money will never be an issue.
I will be a friend to my friends.
Isn't that great stuff!!! If a pastor were to follow these 5 life-changing decisions, then such a man would expose Satan's corrupt modern Bible versions (and Brother Hyles did faithfully expose all of the corrupt Bible versions). The truth is that Satan is relentlessly butchering today's Bible versions. This is why the updated 2011 NIV differs in content by 38.8% as compared to the 1984 NIV. The Devil keeps changing the Bible to fit the deteriorating morality in America. The Today's New International Version (TNIV) came out too soon. America hadn't been homosexualized enough yet. The TNIV would have been readily embraced in 2015. In fact, the updated 2011 NIV was basically the TNIV being incorporated into the 1984 NIV. So now it is a freakazoid monster.
Shame on churches where the pulpit is lukewarm, all but spiritually dead. Never a warning about Hell is given. Never a mention of Christ's imminent return is proclaimed. It could be today, this very moment!!! Are you ready? A lot of pastors aren't preachers; consequently, the church body suffers without a preacher to keep them on-their-toes. The once hard-preaching that bolstered Christianity in America is all but gone today, having been replaced with devotional-type messages and sugarstick sermonettes.
In Revelation 3:15-16, God says He wants us hot or cold, because He vomits lukewarm believers out of His mouth. God loathes deadbeat preachers who don't preach against sin, never mentioning Hellfire, and never teaching anyone how to obtain the assurance of salvation. They don't teach personal soul-winning or how to do it. They never comfort the afflicted and bereaving. They never proclaim the glorious Second Coming of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!!! Amen! Brother Roloff is right, the great need of the hour is preaching preachers!
People Today Won't Put Up With Truth And Hard-Preaching
When a pastor preaches on Hell, fire and damnation, then some families may get offended and leave to go elsewhere. Today's congregations are doctrinally sensitive. The Bible foretold of the last days when churches would “no longer endure sound doctrine” (2nd Timothy 4:3). Sadly, most pastors won't either. Notice the word “endure,” which is Greek is anechomai and means “to put up with.” The truth hurts. Most women don't like being told that it is a sin for women to wear pants, because it reveals her curves and encourages the sin of lust.
A Baptist pastor recently belittled me by calling me, “Old School,” when I mentioned in passive conversation that I believe the Bible still says a Christian woman shouldn't wear pants in public or church. You see, women today won't put up with preaching against ladies wearing pants. People won't put up with preaching against their pet sins. People won't put up with hard-preaching anymore! We all need hard-preaching! Children need hard-preaching!
Women today won't put up with the teaching that women shouldn't wear pants. It's horrible what has happened at Bob Jones University (BJU). The recent BJU student handbook permits female students to wear pants, including in church. I recently heard a Baptist preacher deliver an expository type sermon on 1st Timothy 2:9 about modesty, but he never said anything against women wearing pants (and at least half the young women in the church wear pants, some of them very tight and sexy pants). Every pastor ought to preach against women wearing pants. It shouldn't be in every sermon, or every week, but just often enough to let everyone in the church know where you stand as the man of God looking over the flock.
No Man Can Serve God and Money
You cannot serve God and the world. You cannot serve money (mammon) and God. You cannot serve your family and God. You cannot serve man and God. This is why Jesus foretold of the time when a man's enemies would be they of his own household. Matthew 10:36, “And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.” The truth always divides when heresy rears its ugly head. At some point, every church will need to split. Church splits are actually a healthy part of the New Testament Church. It's just a matter of who leaves, the heretics or the faithful Christians. If we value unity over doctrinal integrity, then we will sinfully compromise. I've known people to get saved, only to be shunned by their own family.
The Lord said that NO MAN can serve God and money. No man means no man! The Bible says that it's one or the other, there is no middle ground. If you prioritize salaries, air conditioning, financial obligations and meeting the church budget, then you are going to be very conscious of what you say from the pulpit so that you don't drive tithers away. I firmly believe that this is why churches should stay out of debt and minimize costs, so they can preach as they should. I know churches that add additional missionaries when their budget for the year has a surplus. At some point the church income will drop, for any one of various reasons (recession, stock market crash, national disaster, people leaving, a church split, et cetera).
All I'm saying is that the Lord warned against serving money, because if you do, God will be asked to sit in the backseat of the car. When money is prioritized, God is shown where to stay in the doghouse. As far as I can tell from the Bible, the New Testament church had virtually no operating costs. Many of today's churches have million-dollar budgets, and most of them are spiritually dead, like a morgue. Hell? What's that? Don't you dare sing “Holy, Holy, Holy” at church if you're using the modern corrupt Bible versions and are silent about Satan's unholy hand in corrupting them. Holiness means more than just abstaining from sin, it also includes contending for the faith. Effectively holiness means to be like God, Christlike. Our churches are filled with Christians who are being good, but not doing good. They're sitting idle on their blessed ASSurance!
I'm just a voice crying in cyberspace like John the Baptist. I'm trying to warn people about the corrupted modern Bible versions. They're all corrupt, every one of them! You need to get a King James Bible if you don't have one and live in it! Throw all the other versions in the garbage (after ripping them in pieces so no one else will find them). I love the illustration that Dr. Gail Riplinger gives in New Age Bible Versions (MP3). Someone asked her if it was ok to use the New King James Bible (NKJV) since it wasn't as bad as the New International Version (NIV). Dr. Riplinger said that whether a baby falls one step down the stairs or ten steps down the stairs, either way it's in THE WRONG DIRECTION!!! Brother, our churches are like babies falling down the stairs! We're in big trouble.
John Wesley said, “What one generation tolerates, the next will embrace!” Many churches are using two Bibles today: the King James Bible and a so-called “easy-to-read” version (which is satanic). Folks, God only wrote one Book! The King James Bible came from an entirely different Greek text than the modern corrupt Bible versions. They can't both be inspired by God, because they are drastically different in content (so different that they teach completely different doctrines). For example: The doctrine of “Lucifer” is completely removed from all modern Bible versions. The next generation will abandon the King James Bible entirely and embrace only the corrupt satanic versions!
God's Word Hasn't Changed
My friend, the King James Bible HASN'T changed. God hasn't changed (Malachi 3:6; Hebrews 13:8). In sharp contrast, the updated NIV 2011 has changed 38.8% since the 1984 NIV! I recently heard a Baptist pastor say that he wants a 21st century church with 1st century doctrine. I like that saying very much, but it is worthless if the pastor doesn't teach his people, and he doesn't. I believe most pastors are sincere, they just don't know how to preach or pastor. When you think about it, every pastor has to begin as a newbie. Most pastors have never pastored before, so I sympathize with them. Yet, we all learn as we go. That's why I'm writing these articles. There's no time like the present to wake up and start preaching the truth.
I was very blessed to spend my teenage years in a King James Bible only independent fundamental Baptist church. I was taught right from the beginning. I was born-again at age 13. I've never used anything other than the King James Bible. God's Word is not a paraphrase. God's Word is word-for-word perfect! I believe we have God's preserved, inerrant, infallible, perfect, inspired, Word of God in the English-speaking language in the King James Bible.
Don't you believe anyone who deceitfully claims to believe in the inspiration of the King James Bible, while they also believe that the modern corrupted Bible versions are inspired by God. That places their ability to spiritually discern matters into considerable question. That's like pushing and pulling at the same time. You cannot go north and south at the same time. When someone tells me that they believe God has preserved His inspired words in all the various contemporary Bible versions, I know that they are either woeful ignorant and don't know what they're talking about, or else they are sinfully compromised and just don't care about truth!!! There is no middle ground in the Bible-version debate, there is only utter apostasy! You're either with the inspired King James Bible, or your against it, by also supporting the modern corrupted plethora of Westcott and Hort Bible versions that woefully corrupt God's Word. The $64,000 question is: DO YOU CARE?
The King James Bible Defended!
“Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without
(for he is faithful that promised)” —Hebrews 10:23
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