The Greatest Threat To Christianity Exists In The Churches
By David J. Stewart
March 2015 | Updated September 2017
Revelation 2:13, “I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.”
The greatest threat to Christianity is not the “CHURCH OF SATAN,” which was started by Anton LaVey (1930-1997) on June 6, 1966. The Church of Satan celebrated their 40-year anniversary on June 6, 2006 . . .
6/6/06 Satanic High Mass Ritual
On June 6, 2006 C.E. we celebrated the 40th Anniversary of the Church of Satan at the Center for Inquiry West’s Steve Allen Theatre in Los Angeles. The first Satanic High Mass was performed, inspired by the rituals of our founder, Anton Szandor LaVey. The rite included workings for compassion, the prime celebrant and bestower of campassion being Reverend Bryan Moore, lust evoked by Priestess Heather Saenz - assisted by the Reverends Entity, and destruction summoned by Magister Diabolus Rex - with a special condemnation of fanatical theism proclaimed by Magister Robert Lang. Each celebrant accepted formal requests by three congregants, nine in total. The ritual was capped by a benediction upon the congregation by Magus Peter H. Gilmore, High Priest. Heightening the emotions was the live score by LUSTMORD. [typos theirs]
SOURCE: 6/6/06 Satanic High Mass Ritual | churchofsatan.com
Yet, as dedicated to serving the Devil and evil as they are, the Church of Satan is not where Satan dwells. That's what the Holy Bible teaches! According to our text Scripture passage from Revelation 2:13, Satan dwells AMONG US!!! That is, amongst the Christian churches!!! The reason why should be obvious, i.e., because that's where the Devil can do the most damage. The Devil already owns the booze taverns, gambling casinos, brothels, movie houses, The White House, Mardi Gras, Las Vegas, Hollywood and the abortion clinics. And Satan already controls the world's biggest religions!
Satan Dwells Amongst the True Churches
But, it is only the true New Testament Church that the Devil does not own and control. In a war, the enemy always targets the sergeants and lieutenants on the battle field, to kill them first. Military aircraft target supply depots, fuel stations and roads, to cut off vital resources for the troops. It's the same in spiritual warfare. Satan has cut off the food supply to today's churches by changing the Word of God into a lie (Romans 1:25).
Consequently, a false plan of salvation has crept into our churches, which teaches that to be saved a person must change their life. This is a works-based salvation that cannot produce the new birth by the Spirit of God. The Biblical plan of salvation is called “THE SIMPLICITY THAT IS IN CHRIST” (2nd Corinthians 11:3-4). It is “simple” because all you have to do to be saved is BELIEVE the Gospel. That's it. Of course, you must know that you are a guilty sinner in God's holy eyes for breaking His commandments, otherwise why would you need a Savior? The “Gospel” is the good news that Jesus is the Christ, Who died on the cross for our sins, was buried and bodily resurrected after three days (1st Corinthians 15:1-4; Romans 1:16). Shallow Christianity Cannot Be Cured By Adding Works To Salvation (by Pastor Mark G. Cambron).
Matthew 7:13-14, “Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” The GATE that leadeth to eternal life is called “strait,” and the WAY which leadeth unto life is called “narrow,” in Matthew 7:13-14 because it is so simple to be saved that most people pass right by it and miss it, instead clinging to some religious substitute or counterfeit plan of salvation that requires human effort (which satisfies man's sinful desire to save himself).
Adam attempted to sew fig leaves together to atone for his own sins. God rejected Adam's fig-leaf religion and slew an innocent animals, shedding its blood, which represented the coming Lamb of God Who shed His blood at Calvary to wash away our many sins.
Cain attempted to impress God with the works of his hands, offering the best grain from his fields. Yet, God rejected Cain's grain offering. Instead, God accepted Abel's lamb sacrifice, which demonstrated Abel's faith in the shed blood of the coming Lamb of God. Old Testament saints were saved by looking TO the cross, and we are saved today by looking BACK to the cross (Colossians 1:20). Colossians 1:20, “And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.”
Dr. McGee rightly states, “We're a nation of Biblical ignoramuses! We do not know the Word of God today in this land!” (Pastor J. Vernon McGee, THRU-THE-BIBLE, commentary from Hosea 4:1-2).
Our churches are lukewarm today (Revelation 3:15-16) . . .
“With hot tears today, He [Jesus] accuses the Church of being lukewarm ... God pity our Savior today, joined to a Church that's just lukewarm. He said, 'I wish you were hotter. Oh! I wish you were in love with Me. I wish you did care for Me above everything!' That's what He said.”
SOURCE: Pastor J. Vernon McGee, THRU-THE-BIBLE, Introduction to Hosea
Churches are Dropping the Ball Concerning Warning the Lost About Hell
The average fundamental preacher doesn't preach on Hell once every two years. And then there are the shameful preachers who rarely mention Hell, but once they do, they feel satisfied not to bring up the subject again for several months. Either that or they let a visiting evangelist preach on Hell (let someone else do the dirty jobs). It's sickening to visit the average independent Baptist church today. Thank God for the few preachers who faithfully warn lost sinners of the horrifying reality of a never-ending Lake of Fire, where all Christ-rejecters will spend eternity in flaming torments. You'd be shocked how many preachers don't believe in a literal place called Hell, where Christ-rejecters will suffer in pain and misery forever.
Honestly, if preachers fully grasped the reality of a burning furnace where most of mankind will perish for all eternity in their unbelief (Matthew 7:13-14; 2nd Thessalonians 1:8-9), they'd cry aloud in tears and plead with lost sinners to be saved. The reason why preachers don't preach on Hell more than they do is because they lack faith in the Word of God. It is a woeful lack of faith in our churches today!!!
The churches have lost their authority, which is the Word of God. The current generation of Christian leaders are spineless!!! The average pastor is a marshmallow, lacking the courage to preach as he ought. Instead he looks for quotes by great men of the past to justify his apostasy, taking such quotes out of context. I heard a Baptist pastor quote Dr. Martin R. DeHaan, something along the lines of saying that no matter what the preacher preaches, people will still criticize him. Although that is true in one context, it is wrong for any spineless pastor to use such a quote as an attempt to justify not preaching on Hell, not preaching against sin, and not preaching the whole Bible as he ought! Today's churches are in sad shape!
The evidence of being filled with the Holy Spirit is having boldness for God. Paul prayed for boldness and for others to pray for him to have boldness. Ephesians 6:19, “And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel” . . .
“Why don't people go soul-winning? 'Cause they're afraid. Why don't preachers preach the whole Word of God? Because they're afraid. Why won't people get up and give their 10-minute sermon at the preaching class? 'Cause they're afraid. Why won't people pay their tithes? 'Cause they're afraid. Why won't people take a stand in front of friends and loved ones, and stand up boldly and proclaim the name of the Lord Jesus Christ? Because they're afraid to do it! And it's wrong! And it's not from God! It's the spirit of fear.”
SOURCE: Pastor Steve Anderson, the awesome sermon, “Don't Be Afraid”
2nd Timothy 1:7, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” I preach with boldness because I've been with Jesus! The Lord spoke with boldness, because the truth is THE TRUTH! The truth is authoritative. For example: 1 + 1 = 2, and you cannot argue with that and be sensible. Jesus is almighty God, and you cannot argue with that and be sensible from a Biblical perspective. The love of money (mammon) is the enemy of preaching the truth.
Our churches are infested with counterfeit Bible versions. The new versions attack Christ's deity, the Godhead and umpteen key theological passages, transforming the Word of God into mere spirituality without theology. This is on purpose, being done by occultists to infiltrate the churches with New Age philosophies of the Devil. If you don't have a King James Bible, you don't have a Holy Bible!!!
Revelation 2:13 teaches us that Satan dwelleth in the churches, having his reserved seat in the pew. Revelation 2:13, “I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.” If we don't take a stand for God, then who will? If not us, who? If not now, when? If not the King James Bible, which one? If not salvation by faith alone in the Gospel, then which plan of salvation is correct?
Having Done All, To Stand
In Ephesians 6:13, the Bible says having done all as Christians, we ought TO STAND!!! Ephesians 6:13, “Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” Are you taking a stand for Jesus Christ? If not, why not? Hollywood is ashamed of Jesus! Many pastors are ashamed of the Word of God, afraid to preach on Hell, fire and brimstone, lest they be stigmatized as a nutty preacher. It's ok to be a nut if you're screwed onto the right bolt (Jesus). I thank God that I'm a square, because at least I know I won't go in circles. Amen!
Young people are not being taught to stand these days, because their spineless Christian leaders won't take a stand for anything. God deliver our churches from salaried pastors who are nothing more than religious bosses. There is nothing more important in the Christian's life than to learn how TO STAND. We ought to stand for the Gospel of Jesus Christ! We ought to stand for righteousness! We ought to stand against wickedness in society, especially those evils which target our youth. We ought to stand for the pure King James Bible. We ought to stand against the hundreds of corrupt Bible versions.
We ought to stand against the corrupt scam of Wall Street, which has infiltrated The White House. We ought to stand against the fraudulent Federal Reserve Banking System. We ought to stand against the fraud of Isis, and the evils of the Iraqi invasion and the ungodly theft of Iraq's natural resources. We ought to be standing against a thousand evils!!! There's always something to stand for and against! As the Country song goes... the man who doesn't stand for something will all for anything! If there's one thing I could teach a Christian, next to getting out of the SELF life, it would be to STAND for God!!!
Satan in the Church is More of a Threat Than the Church of Satan
The greatest threat to Christianity is not the Church of Satan, nor Wiccan witches, nor the homosexual agenda, nor Freemasonry; but rather, the changing fundamental churches all across our nation, WHERE SATAN DWELLETH!!! Satan owns the bars, discos, Washington D.C., the brothels, Hollywood, Sin City Las Vegas, the media and false religions, but he doesn't own THE CHURCH. That's why Satan dwells in the churches, so that he can subtly corrupt them, which is his only real enemy. If our churches become corrupted, then they cease to be New Testament churches. A church that uses corrupt Bible versions and teaches a false plan of salvation is no longer a Biblical church. Such religious groups are now pulling on the same rope as the Devil, most of the time not even realizing it.
Seventh-Day Adventists are sincere, thinking that they are serving God; but in reality, they are of the Devil, deceived by Satan. Did you know that Seventh-Day Adventism began with a Baptist preacher? Yes, it's true, William Miller. Miller strayed doctrinally from the sound Scriptures and ended-up believing that the Lord would return in the year 1844. When the Lord didn't return, to save face, some of Miller's followers (called Millerites) started a whole new religion... Seventh-Day Adventism!
I wonder how Mr. Miller feels up in Heaven, being responsible for the creation of a satanic religion. One evil begets another evil. This is why it is so important that doctrinal purity is maintained in the churches. Our sole authority is the inspired Words of God. Too many preachers, like Charles Spurgeon, have been corrupted by heretics like John Calvin, Martin Luther, Jacob Arminius, John MacArthur, William Vine and countless others. We must always remember that the Word of God is not only our final authority, but also our only authority!!! Romans 4:3a, “For what saith the Scripture?”
The Christian has three enemies: the flesh, the world and the Devil. Our fight is spiritual in nature the Bible teaches, against wickedness in high places and the rulers of the darkness of this world (Ephesians 6:12). This refers to the hierarchy of satanic power that controls the world. We cannot fight this battle with human weapons, as many good men are trying to do. Our weapons are prayer, the Word of God, the Gospel, salvation, righteousness, the truth and faith (Ephesians 6:12-17). These are all the things that our youth are desperately being deprived of, intentionally.
Instead, all the music videos are teaching young teens Satanism, nudity, rebellion, occult symbols, bizarre behavior, fornication, despising parents, hating Christianity, murder, violence, pedophilia, homosexuality, feminism, idolatry and every other form of evil. Most churches have deteriorated into old folks homes, country clubs and social centers. Many churches are big on music and small on preaching. They major on talent and minor on standing for God. Satan is the author of confusion and is behind all the hundreds of new Bible versions.
Thank God if You Have a Genuine Man of God for Your Pastor
A genuine man of God is controversial, because truth is always controversial. Yet, the heathen world (the common person) still respects a man who stands for his convictions. People don't respect a coward, compromiser and chicken for a spiritual leader. People aren't naive, they know when a pastor is catering to them (usually to get their money). Many affluent people search for pastors who will cater to them. It is shameful and apostasy! A real preacher is a real man who takes a real stand!
Taking a stand is never popular, but it is God's way. Most people are on the Highway to Hell. The crowd is nearly always wrong about everything. Some people tried to murder the Apostle Paul, but others gladly received him, inquiring about how to be saved. Oftentimes they didn't get saved, as with king Agrippa, but they still admired Paul. There's nothing worse than a pastor who is afraid to witness to dignitaries or rich people. I've visited Baptist churches where the milquetoast pastor was hen-pecked by a pulpit committee, unable to say whatever he wanted. Let me out of there!
As believers, the Bible teaches that we ought to pray for our Christian leaders, uplifting holy hands. 1st Timothy 2:8, “I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.” But when those hands become unholy, like John MacArthur trampling underfoot the precious blood of Jesus as an unholy thing (Hebrews 10:29), then our prayers must be for such a wayward preacher to get saved. If your pastor supports the plethora of modern corrupt Bible versions, refusing to expose them for the spiritual poison that they are, then you need to pray for your leader to get right with God! If your pastor blindly supports present-day apostate Israel (the heresy of Zionism), then you need to give him some materials to read (there are many books available at Amazon and other sellers), and pray for your leaders to get right with God.
I never write a man off as being subverted of himself, until at least I know he has been given some materials (books and sermons) to enlighten him on the matter while praying for God to open his eyes. I have given out umpteen materials to Christian leaders to help awaken them from their slumber. I cannot remember even one of them who came back and humbly said, “My eyes have been opened, thank you!” Usually they never get back to me and I never hear from them again. In some cases, I was told to stop passing out divisive literature and sermon.
One shameful independent Baptist church, whose congregation bring dozens of Bible versions to church on any given Sunday, actually accused me of confusing people by handing out Dr. Al Lacy's excellent book, “NIV: The Antichrist's Bible!.” Isn't that something? I'm trying to teach them that there's one great, inspired, pure, preserved, Word of God; namely, the King James Bible! That makes perfect sense... ONE HOLY BIBLE! And yet their church (it's certainly not God's church) officially uses two different Bible versions and promotes the uses of dozens of Bible to better help Bible-students to find the correct interpretation. That's like searching through a Toshiba radio manual and a Black and Decker Lawnmower guide, to find instructions on how to assemble a Maytag dishwasher.
All of the new Bible versions were translated from entirely different manuscripts than the King James Bible. Why would you read Mark Twain to better help you understand William Shakespeare? Who's confusing? I am preaching that God only wrote ONE BOOK, and we have that inerrant, inspired, infallible and preserved Book in the King James Bible. Apostate churches with their multiple new Bible versions don't know which Bible is really inspired by God, so they scramble through one version after another, hoping that God's Words will somehow miraculously appear in the mix.
You cannot and should not uplift hands that are not holy! The lifting of hands was a gesture of prayer, used by both heathens and Christians alike. We ought to help our preaching and praying pastor by praying for and with him, and supporting the local church financially, doing voluntary work, helping missionaries and going soul-winning. A pastor cannot do it all by himself.
1st Timothy 5:17, “Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.” How can it be said of any pastor or deacon that he laboureth in the Word and doctrine, when he cannot even decipher which is the true and living inspired Word of God? Anyone who loves the Lord Jesus Christ can plainly see that it is only the King James Bible which boldly proclaims Christ's deity, the Godhead and honors Jesus as He ought to be honoured. What good is a pastor who labors in the word and doctrine if he has THE WRONG WORD? You're not going to receive double honor my friend; but rather, you're going to receive from God two very large sized shoes up your rear-end where the sun don't shine!
The average pastor today is like a confused fireman who drives an ice-cream truck instead of a fire-truck to handle a burning building. So instead of fighting the fire (rescuing people out of Hell with the Gospel), he is passing out ice-cream cones (appeasing and pacifying the congregation with sweet talk). And so the world goes to Hell, but the ice-cream was good! Do you think I'm over-exaggerating? Most churches these days are all about socialization, making people feel good about themselves, making unsaved people feel comfortable in their lost condition, offering them churchianity without Christianity, having a first-class music program but third-class preaching, et cetera.
Woe Unto the Brutish Pastors!
Jeremiah 10:20-21, “My tabernacle is spoiled, and all my cords are broken: my children are gone forth of me, and they are not: there is none to stretch forth my tent any more, and to set up my curtains. For the pastors are become brutish [lost their good sense], and have not sought the LORD: therefore they shall not prosper, and all their flocks shall be scattered.” Jeremiah 23:1, “Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the LORD.” There are some wicked local independent Baptist pastors, down the street from me on Guam. They're associated closely with the shameful Bob Jones University camp. The senior pastor has been ruining the church since 1999, with his satanic John MacArthurology and Alexandrian Bible PERversions! The pastor has Dr. John MacArthur's 666-volume Bible commentary, in which MacArthur denies that Jesus' precious blood is on the Mercy Seat in Heaven! Isaiah 5:21, “Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!” You can't tell these knucklehead pastors anything, because they are stiffnecked and proud.
I was in Cost-U-Less the other day, a local store. I saw one of their female church members in front of me, a staff member. She had on sexy blue-jeans. I noticed immediately, because I'm a normal red-blooded man. She was really pretty too, I think. I noticed she was wearing a dark blue T-shirt with “_______ Baptist Academy” at the top. Then the shirt listed dozens of local businesses that financially support the church's religious school. This just goes to prove what I've been saying all along, that the local church is a mere business, not sincerely serving God! They are a primarily a religious school, with a church on the side. 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.” When I asked the local pastors to pray with me a few months ago, they told me to go elsewhere. No kidding! They despise and reject me, just as the Pharisees did the Lord Jesus Christ, because I am of the truth!
Bless God, the King James Bible crowd is going to come out on top! I'm just a big sinner, saved by God's undeserving grace. My only hope for forgiveness of sins and eternal life is the precious blood of Jesus that washed all my sins away (1st John 1:7).
The Pastors Prophesy Falsely, And My People Love To Have It So!
Shame on any pastor who openly boasts of having a first-class music program in the church, but says you can find better preaching elsewhere. I actually heard a sorry rascal (an independent Baptist pastor) say that! Woe unto the shepherds who lead the flock astray! Jeremiah 5:31, “The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?” Did you catch that last phrase... WHAT WILL YE DO IN THE END THEREOF?
When life is over, and the numerous thousands of students have come and gone through your religious school. And the thousands of church members and visitors have come and gone, what then? Will God reward any of you for using Satanic Bible versions, especially when you were warned repeatedly? Will God bless you for promoting heretics like Martin Luther (who taught sacramental salvation), and John MacArthur (who says children cannot be saved because it is too difficult to become a Christian)? Will God bless you for corrupting the Plan of Salvation by requiring sinners to cease from their bad works to be saved?
In fact, if that's what you are trusting in to get to Heaven, you are NOT SAVED. As shocking as it may seem, all of the Lordship Salvation crowd are not saved. They can't be, not if eternal life is a free gift. The heresy of Lordship Salvation adds human effort to the simplicity that is in Christ (2nd Corinthians 11:3). We are saved by faith alone in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. No works are necessary nor allowed. The lie of Lordship Salvation teaches that you must declare “Jesus is Lord” to be saved (they get this errant idea from PERverted modern Bibles in Romans 10:9), which means surrendering your complete will to Him, abandoning former sinful behavior and committing your life to live for God.
They use cute clichés like... Either Jesus is Lord of all, or He's not Lord at all. That is simply not Biblical. In 2nd Chronicles 25:1-2, king Amaziah served God, but not with a perfect heart. The same can be said of most Christian believers! 2nd Chronicles 25:2, “And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, but not with a perfect heart.” 1st Timothy 4:10 says that Jesus is the Savior of all men, especially of those that believe. The idea that a person cannot be saved unless they surrender fully to Christ's Lordship is unbiblical. That is human effort. If a person has to forsake sinful activities to receive the gift of God, then it's not really a true gift.
Such two-faced rhetoric which maintains that eternal life is a gift, but yet it requires the human effort of forsaking sinful behavior, is satanic in origin. That's not the Gospel, not at all. We've got a bunch of idiots running around on the internet, and in our churches, and in our Bible colleges, that haven't a clue how the Holy Bible works. They fail to grasp God's plan of salvation, the purpose of God's law and the sole basis of the believer's salvation. It's not a matter of what we can do for God, but of what He has done for us. Salvation is not doing your best, it is having Christ's best put to your account through receiving Him by faith.
In Matthew 7:21-23 we find a group of false prophets who even used the terms, “Lord, Lord,” that is, they were Lordship Salvationists. They are now standing before God in judgment in eternity. They are horrified to find out that all those nutty preachers like Curtis Hutson, Jack Hyles and David Stewart were 100% right concerning the simple plan of salvation. They just wouldn't listen to the truth. They said, “JESUS IS LORD, JESUS IS LORD... we did many wonderful works IN JESUS' NAME, and we cast out devils IN JESUS' NAME, and we preached IN JESUS' NAME! Please, you can't send us to Hell forever in our sins!” The Bible teaches that they failed to do the will of the Father, which according to John 6:40 is TO BELIEVE on the Son of God. Instead, these false prophets were trusting in their many wonderful works. They were trusting in their own WORKS!!! This is exactly what the adherents of the Lordship Salvation heresy teach. They say that you must stop doing BAD WORKS to be saved, but they are nevertheless works (dead works).
I can hear them now crying out for mercy on judgment day... the Billy Grahams, Chip Ingrams, Ray Comforts, John MacArthurs, Paul Washers and all their followers... “Please... JESUS IS LORD!, JESUS IS LORD!... We served IN JESUS' NAME, we preached IN JESUS' NAME, we sacrificially gave IN JESUS' NAME, we built a giant religious school IN JESUS' NAME. It was all about you, JESUS! We sang in church about YOU, JESUS. We tithed, loved, served, suffered and went the extra mile for YOU, JESUS! How can you say that we are not saved and haven't obeyed the Gospel?” And then the Lord with tears in His eyes will say firmly to them... DEPART FROM ME, YE THAT WORK INIQUITY, FOR I NEVER KNEW YOU!
That's exactly right. In Matthew 7:21-23, Jesus called all the wonderful works that they had done in Jesus' name, INIQUITY!!! There are not two Gospels. You either have to cease from sinful bad habits to be saved, or you do not. It cannot be both. Biblically, YOU DO NOT! Eternal life is a free gift, paid for by Jesus' precious blood. You don't have to do anything to have eternal life except just take it by faith, by believing that Christ died on the cross for your sins, was buried and raised-up three days later (1st Corinthians 15:1-4). If you have personally made the Gospel your only hope for Heaven, then you are saved forever. Christ died, that's history; Christ died and rose for me, that's salvation!
The proponents of Lordship Salvation have an entirely different mindset toward salvation. Whereas the true believer views salvation as being completely of God, a gift, obtained by resting completely in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross; the adherent of Lordship Salvation views salvation as conditional upon a person turning away from a past life of sin, committing to live a surrendered life of obedience to Christ as Lord. In the latter plan of salvation, human effort is very much a key part in the person's salvation. This is not the Gospel, which solely honors and glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ. Lordship Salvation makes changing one's own life as a prerequisite to be saved. This is totally unbiblical. It is Christ in the believer, the Holy Spirit, Who changes a person's life.
Lordship Salvationists have got it all backwards, corrupting the plan of salvation in a sinful attempt to force people to live righteousness as a requirement to placing their faith in Christ. God hates the satanic teaching of Lordship Salvation, because it teaches partial faith in Christ plus human effort. My friend, you will go to Hell one day if you trust in Lordship Salvation. Jesus Christ died and rose to be Lord of all, of the dead and living (Romans 14:9); but you do not get saved by making Him your Lord, you get saved by receiving Him as your Savior (John 1:12; 1st Timothy 4:10).
Don't Be Deceived by Deceived Religious Leaders
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.” Satan's plan of salvation always adds or subtracts from the pure Gospel truth. Many churches are teaching a variation of the heresy in Acts 15:1, where a group of false prophets came to town teaching that you couldn't be saved unless you were circumcised according to the law of Moses. This is effectively the same error as Lordship Salvation, saying that you cannot be saved unless you stop living in willful sin. The average pastor doesn't criticize any false prophets by name publicly, and they think that is Biblical and spiritual. In reality, it is spineless cowardice.
Some of the pastors who are esteemed the best are those who never take a stand for anything, never rock the boat, never rattle the cage, never offend anyone from the pulpit. In truth, they are lousy pastors in Heaven's view. And some of the pastors who are considered the worst are those who faithfully stand for the Lord, exposing the evil, fighting against the Devil's crowd, calling false prophets by name, rebuking sin by name, standing alone against heresy and fake Bible versions in the church. These are Heaven's heroes and the faithful believers who are running the race lawfully. The Holy Bible can be interpreted dozens of different ways, justifying anything if you try hard enough, but there is only one true meaning if you rightly divide the Word of truth.
Most Christians view the wicked world as our greatest threat, but look no further than the pew in front of you if it contains counterfeit Bible versions. To spot your true enemy, you need look no further than your pastor on Sunday if he doesn't preach against sin, doesn't warn lost sinners about the fires of Hell, if he promotes unsaved modernists like John MacArthur who denies that Jesus' blood is on the mercy seat in Heaven, if he supports the modern counterfeit Bible versions, and promotes Martin Luther as a saint (who openly taught baptismal regeneration and sacramental salvation), et cetera. Apostasy always starts with going along to get along. Heresy always creeps into the church behind something that appears spiritual. The same pastors who don't preach on Hell, often don't see Satan working to infiltrate and corrupt the churches.
Most people will never rise above the spirituality of their pastor, which is frightening. If your pastor is a dumb dumb, then so will you also be a dumb dumb. If your pastors uses multiple Bible versions, then you likely will also. At a minimum, you're not going to make a fuss over two dozen different Bible versions used by the church congregation. The average church is like a three-ring circus. If your pastor is wrong, you will likely be misled, so be careful who you choose to follow. I wouldn't give you a dime for any so-called “preacher” who doesn't see a problem with using multiple Bible versions.
You had better get you a King James Bible and stick to it. The lie that it's ok to use modern Bibles as a paraphrase is untrue. They are dangerous and corrupt spiritually. Your mind will be poisoned by the new modern Bible versions, which all come from entirely different original manuscripts than the King James Bible does. Anyone who loves the Lord can plainly see how all the modern Bible versions attack Christ's deity, Godhead and the preeminence of the Lord Jesus Christ. If your pastor doesn't proclaim the purity of the King James Bible, he has been deceived by the Devil. If your pastor thinks Islam was behind the 911 attacks, he has been deceived by the Illuminati. 911 was an Inside Job! If your pastor promotes or supports Paul Washer, John MacArthur or Billy Graham, he has been deceived by the Devil. All these men teach a corrupt works-based plan of salvation.
If your pastor supports present-day apostate Israel, he has been deceived by the Illuminati. Few pastors, and I mean few, are truly awake to righteousness. I love an awake pastor! Sadly, most pastors are foolishly going along with the New World Order, falling hook, line and sinker for the lies and deceptions. Everything that I am telling you is THE TRUTH. If pastors don't recognize, love and proclaim THE TRUTH, then who is going to do it? Well, I'm doing the best that I can by God's grace. I was saved (born-again) when I was 13-years-old, but I didn't wake up to the reality and evils of the New World Order until I was 35-years-old. It was like getting saved all over again, in the sense that my understanding was utterly awakened.
Every Christian needs to wake up at some point to the blindness, corruption and spiritual fraud in most of our churches today. This is not something that a new believer will immediately see, unless they have someone to teach them, as I am teaching you. Nearly everything that you've been told in life by the government, the newsmedia, your teachers and even by religion is a pack of lies. We live in a world of deceptions, where things are often not as they appear. And so again I leave you with this final thought, that the greatest threat to Christianity is from within the churches themselves, where Satan dwelleth and his seat is.
We all know that Satan is behind the Church of Satan founded by Anton LaVey; but few people recognize and understand that Satan is also behind Zionism, the hundreds of modern Bible versions, the ecumenical movement, AWAB, Lordship Salvation, and the spiritual decadence in our churches today. Satan wants us to SHUT UP!, but God wants us to SPEAK UP! Tragically, faithful Christians are nowadays being asked to leave independent Baptist churches for SPEAKING UP FOR GOD! I'd rather sleep good at night, knowing that I did the right thing, than to be frustrated by continuing to attend a dead church.
May I kindly say, you'll never develop a heart for God until you develop a heart for THE TRUTH. This is exactly what Jesus said in John 4:24 to the Samaritan woman. God can only be worshipped in SPIRIT and in TRUTH. The Spirit-filled believer is zealous over THE TRUTH! John 18:37, “Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto THE TRUTH. Every one that is of THE TRUTH heareth my voice.” The greatest threat facing our churches today is deprivation and changing of the truth of God into a lie (Romans 1:25). Have you believed a lie?
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!)
Divided By Truth
If you believe what the Bible teaches, attend a church that teaches the Bible!
Another Gospel Which Is Not
(a red-hot MP3 by Dr. Curtis Hutson exposing Lordship Salvation)
“The mark of the child of God is that he loves everybody!” (a quote from Pastor Jack Hyles' classic MP3 sermon, “FORGIVENESS”)
You Need HIS Righteousness!
Believe The Gospel