Mark Them Which Cause Divisions And Avoid Them
by David J. Stewart | February 2021
Romans 16:17-18, “Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.”
I have always been amazed how ungodly deceived religious people will do the exact oppossite of what the Bible teaches, and yet someone justify it in their own wicked minds. For example: The Bible plainly commands in Matthew 23:9, “And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.” Yet what do Roman Catholics call their ungodly priests...“Father.” It is wickedness!
Another example is in 1st Timothy 4:1-3, “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.” These are still religious people mind you, but they have departed from the true faith of the Word of God. Instead of teaching truth, they teach doctrines of devils, forbidding people to marry or eat meat. What religion do you know who does that? That's right, Roman Catholicism. Priests are not permitted to get married, which is why the priesthood has so many problems in the area of purity and morality. It is a sin to forbid anyone to eat meat religiously.
Now speaking as an independent fundamental Baptist, lets hit closer to home shall we. A third example of doing the exact oppossite of what the Bible says is the Bob Jones University crowd. The Bible plainly warns in 2nd Corinthians 11:3-4, “But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.” I am amazes how woefully naive the BJU crowd is concerning fake Bibles and the counterfeit gospel of Lordship Salvation. What is “Lordship Salvation” anyway? It is the teaching that faith alone is not enough to receive God's free gift of eternal life. There are many variations of this heresy, but in essence Lordship Salvation at a minimum requires “repenting (turning away from) your sin” to be saved.
Nowhere is this teaching found in the King James Bible. Many modern translations have been corrupted, changed intentionally to fit the ungodly agenda of today's apostate churches. So if you don't like what the Holy Bible says, you can just go buy a different version that says what you like. For example: Here's what Mark 1:15 says in three different Bibles:
New Living Translation
“'The time promised by God has come at last!' he announced. 'The Kingdom of God is near! Repent of your sins and believe the Good News!'”
Good News Translation
“'The right time has come,' he said, 'and the Kingdom of God is near! Turn away from your sins and believe the Good News!'”
King James Bible
“And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.”
These are three different interpretations. In the Greek the word “repent” (metanoeo) simply means “to think differently,” nothing more. To define repentance as anything more is an assumption. Yet, this ungodly modern translators and publishers take it upon themselves to change the inspired Word of God, corrupting it to say something entirely different than what it actually means. The words “of your sins” were added by men, not put there by God. The phrase “Turn away from your sins” is completely manmade, not found in any ancient Bible manuscript. What these men have done is evil. We are commanded to mark (take regard) and avoid anyone who causes doctrinal divisions in the churches. The modern Bible revisions do just that, confusing and dividing the churches on everything. And since ungodly Bible colleges like Bob Jones University, Faith Baptist Bible College And Theological Seminary, Masters University and Moody Bible Institute, all use and sell and promote the Devil's corruptible seed, faithfully God-fearing Christians must take regard (mark) and avoid these things. We must avoid Bob Jones University! We must avoid the Harvest Baptist Church on Guam, who bid Godspeed to BJU, John MacArthur, Devil's Bibles and Lordship Salvation (which is another gospel).
Dear reader, I am being your best friend right now. The greatest threat to the churches today in 2021 is indifference! Everywhere we turn today, all we see are simple people blindly following their religious leaders without question. It is frightening! I was disgusted a couple weeks ago when I saw The Crown College in Powell, Tennessee promoting dinosaurs at the entrance of their new Creation Museum. Pastor Clarence Sexton has fallen hook, line and sinker for Ken Ham's traveling circus. Ken Ham is guilty of preaching wrong repentance, requiring people to “repent of your sin” to be saved. Sadly, most pastors nowadays don't think repentance is a necessary issue to fight over, so they remain idle on the sidelines, letting preachers like me fight on the frontlines by myself, getting bloodied while they enjoy the good life. God will hold all of those complacent, indifferent and shameful pastors accountable in eternity at the Judgment Seat Of Christ. Don't you understanding that Miss Ellen G. White and all the cults teach wrong repentance too? If you foolishly believe that a person must “repent of your sin” to be saved, your are in agreement with Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses, Roman Catholics, Church Of Christ and Seventh-Day Adventists. Go search Google with the words “repentance” along with the name of any popular pseudo-Christian religion, and you'll see what I say is true.
Dear friend, only the King James Bible stands alone from all the other hundreds of English Bible versions today. Only the King James Bible says to simply “repent” concerning salvation, without adding “of your sins” or “turn away from your sins” to corrupt the truth. In Acts 2:38 we read, “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.” I am sick and tired of woefully ignorant preachers trying to use this obscure passage to mandate repentance for salvation. Missionary David W. Cloud goes as far as to commit gross theological error, by claiming that the Apostle Peter “DEMANDED REPENTANCE.” Kindly said, David Cloud is a deceiver! If what Mr. Cloud says is true, then why did the Apostle John mention the word “believe” 85 times in the Gospel of John, without ever mentioning the word “repent” even once? Did John DEMAND REPENTANCE TOO? No, of course not. So what David Cloud is teaching is blatant and utter heresy. A quick telltale sign that a man is corrupt in his theology is when he has to keep referring to other preachers who agree with him, instead of citing the Word of God. Anyone who is familiar with my website ministry since 2002 knows that I always cite the Scriptures. I do like to quote preachers at times, but only to share some of their great quotes, not to use them as a crutch because I cannot support my teachings with the Holy Bible.
I do not hate anybody. Quite the contrary, I love everyone. But I have had a difficult time with the Harvest Baptist Church on Guam since 2014. For a whole year they were my church family in 2013-2014. I desperately needed their love and help in my life. But as a true friend does, I saw theological corruption in the church and tried to help them see. They were using multiple Bible versions, and preaching Lordship Salvation. So I took my own money and purchased thousands of dollars in King James Bible DVD's, books and Christian music. When I handed a set of books to their pastors, authored by fundamentalist preachers, they counted me as their enemy (Galatians 4:16). I was confronted in a combative manner by their pastors and dealt with as a troublemaker. But they are the ones causing doctrinal division, not me. They are the ones promoting umpteen Bible versions, confusing everyone with Devil's Bibles. Harvest is a house divided.
If they had handled the situation wisely, I would have backed down. But when they confronted me, I realized that the matter was much bigger than me or the pastors, it was over THE TRUTH. So I left the church under pressure to leave from their pastors. That is what they wanted. I had nowhere to go. I didn't attend church for years. In 2017 I was lonely and desperate to have a church family, so I pleaded with their pastors to please let me attend church, but they cruelly refused. I meant absolutely nothing as a human being to them. I have preached hard against their cult since. If I had my way, Marty Herron, Jared Baldwin, Joe Hanson and Gary Walton would all be in prison for a very long time. The worst crime is spiritual crime! When a church refuses to allow a broken, hurting and loving man to even sit in church, THAT IS A RELIGIOUS CULT! I had humbly promised them to keep quiet and not cause any trouble, but they didn't care and ostracized me. All of my neighbours from Harvest have hated, despised, avoided, shunned and given me dirty looks since 2014. God will deal treacherously with Harvest Baptist Church of Guam, as they have dealt treacherously with me.
But I will continue to mark (take regard) and avoid these people. Perhaps they have done me a big favor by rejecting me, since they rejected THE TRUTH when I placed it directly into their incompetent hands as pastors. What books did I hand them? I gave them Pastor Al Lacy's excellent book called, “NIV: The Antichrist's Bible.” I gave them the needful book by Pastor Jack Hyles titled, “Somebody's Got To Milk The Cows.” I gave them the excellent book by Pastor Max Younce called, “Martin Luther: Master Of Deceit.” I gave them Evangelist Michael P. Bowens wonderful book, “I Never Knew You.” I think Hustler, Penthouse or Playboy magazines would have offended them less! These wicked religious charlatans not only didn't care, but they wanted me gone! I was sincerely trying to help them. Shame on Gary Walton for supporting all this. I have pleaded with Harvest to make peace with them, but there is no peace with the wicked.
2nd Corinthians 6:14-15, Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?” Pastor Marty Herron absurdly insisted that Martin Luther was a born-again Christian, even after I warned him. Friend, a simple Google search will evidence that Mr. Luther preached Baptismal Regeneration all his life. In fact, Roman Catholics quote Martin Luther as an authority to justify their unbiblical sacrament of water baptism. That's right folks, hellbound Roman Catholics use Martin Luther as evidence that you must be water baptized to go to Heaven.
Yet, Marty Herron and Gary Walton think this goofy heretical man is saved. Harvest's horrible school at Harvest Baptist Academy, and their retarded Harvest Baptist Bible College, promote Martin Luther as a hero of the Christian faith. Dear friends, Mr. Luther was no more of a hero than Ellen G. White, Joseph Smith, Brigham Young, Warren Jeffs, Herbert W. Armstrong or Sun Myung Moon. Right doctrine matters folks. Anybody who uplifts Martin Luther to children, without warning those children that Mr. Luther was a heretic on salvation, is doing a grave spiritual injustice to those youth. Harvest might as well uplift Pope John II while they're at it. The crazy thing in all of this ongoing fight between me and Harvest, is that I tried several dozen times to make peace with them, but their proud, arrogant and brutish pastors love to prophecy falsely. Jeremiah 5:32, “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?” Pastor Jack Hyles nailed Harvest. Dr. Hyles rightly said:
“The pastors have destroyed the churches, and they've been trained by people that have never built churches, and they have no compassion.” —Pastor Jack Hyles, “Many Pastors Have Destroyed My Vineyard”
That explains why churches like Harvest Baptist Church on Guam lack compassion for hurting people like me. I attended the Harvest Baptist Church on Guam for one year, between 2013 and 2014. The Bible says that a godly man who abides in the Scriptures hates every false way. Psalms 119:104, “Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.” After attending Harvest for several months, God gave me a burden to help Harvest's pastors see THE TRUTH. What saith the Scripture? Proverbs 12:17, “He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit.” I bought several books with my own money and gave them to the pastors. They resented my help! I gave the pastors Michael P. Bowens helpful book titled: “I Never Knew You.”
Those ungodly stiff-necked pastors of Harvest Baptist Church on Guam, and the cowards Marty Herron, Joe Hanson and Jared Baldwin who fled from the battle they started, had better hope to God that I am not right in THE TRUTH I have given them. Romans 3:4, “God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.” If the modern Bible revisions are indeed corrupt by Satan, then Gary Walton and Marty Herron have my blood on their hands, for all my loneliness since 2014 without a church family, no wife, no friends and a lonely life of constant physical pain. All I ever begged them for was to please allow me to sit in church, and be a part of a church family. Is that such a crime?
But you say, “It is their church, they can accept or reject who they want.” Yes, it must be “their church,” because if Harvest was a real New Testament church, everyone who behaves would be welcomed. I promised them to not be a root of bitterness. I was as humble, kind and cooperative as a man could be, but those ungodly reprobates of the faith, infidels, HATE THE TRUTH! They rejected me because I TOLD THEM THE TRUTH, and they know what they are—parasites who mooch off the churches to make a living. They are bastards of the faith! They are illegitimate pastors, masquerading as caring Christians; but in reality people like me mean absolutely nothing to them, because the love of money comes first. Their walk proves my talk! A hurting dog barks!!! I was a threat to their livelihood. Gotta pay those bills! That is why Jesus said these words 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.” To the same extent that church leadership serves mammon and not God, real people like me will be expendable. They had better hope and pray that I am wrong in all that I have preached against them.
The Bob Jones University crowd and Harvest Baptist Church had better hope and pray that Lordship Salvation is true and accurate, because if not, they are all going straight to Hell someday, just like the fools in Matthew 7:21-23 who followed Jesus devoutly, preached in Jesus' name, did many wonderful works in Jesus' name, calling Him “Lord, Lord.” Jesus denied even knowing them! These reprobates of the faith in the Bob Jones camp, go around pressuring everyone to “turn away from your sin” to receive the gift of eternal life that God promised for free by faith alone. Galatians 3:26, “For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.” You cannot show me anywhere in the Bible where it says to repent “OF YOUR SINS” for any reason, let along to be saved. A changed life is the fruit of the indwelling Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:22-24), which is a believer's choice (Galatians 5:25), and has absolutely nothing to do with receiving the free gift of salvation. These Calvinist heretics who demand a changed life as proof of the new birth are idiots! Some of the best, most loving, morally upright, and good people I have met in my life were hellbound religious people!!! That just proves that it is IMPOSSIBLE to determine if someone is saved or lost by examining their life.
Listen to me, either Pastor Curtis Hutson is burning in Hell right now, or Pastor John MacArthur is going to burn in Hell very soon, because he is 81 years old. These men cannot both be correct in their drastically different plans of salvation. Dr. Hutson taught lost people that they could be saved, without giving up their sinful bad habits. If you read the preceding link, Pastor Hutson led a family to the Lord. But the husband wouldn't get saved. When asked why, the man said he had sins in his life that he wasn't willing to give up yet. Dr. Hutson explained to him that Jesus died to give him eternal life, and that he didn't have to forsake any sins to be saved. That is THE TRUTH of the Gospel. Anything else cannot be a free gift! But John MacArthur errantly teaches this man absolutely could never be saved, until he made full repentance of all his sins, and submitted his will entirely to Christ as Supreme “Lord.” These are two drastically different plans of salvation. Abraham Lincoln was right, “In great contests [battles], each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God—both may be, but one must be, wrong—God cannot be for and against the same thing at the same time!”
1st Corinthians 14:33b says “God is not the author of confusion.” Steve Pettit is the author of confusion. Gary Walton is the author of confusion. Marty Herron is the author of confusion. John MacArthur is the author of confusion. Bob Jones University is the author of confusion. These ungodly phonies, fakes and charlatans who prey upon the churches don't know what they believe. They cannot even discern which Bible version God authored. So they just go along with all of them! These incompetent infidels who subvert whole households ought not be permitted to stand behind any church pulpit. America is going to Hell because of complacency in the churches, which is the same thing that happened to the churches of Galatia.
Shame On Harvest Baptist Church Of Guam
When Gary Walton accepted the position of senior pastor of Harvest Baptist Church in 2018, he took on the responsibility of the ongoing situation between me and Harvest Baptist Church. Sadly, in typical Neo-evangelical fashion, Gary Walton has stuck his head in the sand like an ostrich, not lifting one finger to resolve this ongoing dispute. That is really sad, because it shows that he is either too immature to pastor a church, or he simply couldn't care less. When his time is up as pastor, he'll just do like the rest of them, going their merry way like the serpent in Genesis after ruining people's lives. Today's churches are truly pathetic. Well God cares even if the Bob Jones crowd doesn't.
We read in numerous places in the Bible that we must have “EVERY WORD” of God to live by. 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.” Not surprisingly, some of the Devil's modern Bible perversions remove “EVERY WORD.” For example: The New Century Version (NCV) changed it to “'A person does not live by eating only bread, but by everything God says.'” There is a big difference between “everything God says” and “every word.” Why are pastors today silent about this sore evil? Why does BJU support this filth from Brooke Westcott's and Fenton Hort's perverse 1881 Greek translation? Why don't today's Bible colleges care, since they claim to be “Bible colleges”? Sadly, Dr. Jack Hyles was correct that Neo-evangelicals don't want to suffer reproach for the name of Christ. They don't want to be put outside the gate with Jesus, labeled as a King James Bible only nut. So they sinfully succumb to pressure from the so-called “scholars,” just as pastors everywhere are succumbing to media pressure to accept the wicked LGBTQ agenda. The face of a coward is the back of someone's head as they run away from a battle!
So we see whereas God said we need “EVERY WORD” of God to live, the Bob Jones crowd do the oppossite, saying that all extant manuscript evidence is preserved by God. That means God authored TWO Bibles, which is absurd. Effectively that is exactly what Bob Jones University is claiming today, because they are cowards who refuse to take a stand. They are avoiding controversy for the sake of making money, and that is evil. Sadly, Dr. Bob Jones III has even removed BJU's identity as a “Fundamentalist” institution. As much as that is tragic, I think it is appropriate in lieu of the fact that Bob Jones University is a hellhole of theological and moral apostasy today. It is sad and tragic that millions of professed Christians in churches all across America don't care about THE TRUTH anymore. They attend apostate Bible colleges that shake their faith in an infallible Bible, and deny a free grace Gospel. You might as well go to a KISS concert, or to see Led Zeppelin perform. In fact, those rock concerts aren't one thousandth the threat as Bob Jones University is today!!!
It matters which Bible we use, sell and promote. God's curse is upon anyone who promotes more than one English Bible translation, which contradict each other. Kindly said, I heard that heretic Steve Pettit say to 2,700 BJU students and faculty in chapel (aka, The Daily Platform) that there's hardly any difference between the modern Bibles and the King James Bible. Oh really? Take a look at the picture below, please. If you are okay with Zechariah 13:6 being butchered a dozen different ways, you need to get saved, because you weren't born-again from incorruptible seed (1st Peter 1:23).
Proverbs 14:15, “The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going.” I feel sorry most of all for Abby (a woman who moved away permanently that I love, but she hates me). Abby didn't even have the decency to say goodbye. That is so horrible. She just disappeared, like her cowardly pastors Marty Herron, Jared Baldwin and Joe Hanson. Gary Walton is another big coward, perhaps the biggest of all. Gary is the kind of person that stands there doing nothing while his neighbour's house is on fire, because he doesn't want to get involved. That is the Bob Jones crowd today, all cowards. Cowards run from the battle, but I am fighting the good fight of faith (Jude 1:3). God will reward me from for suffering one day, while the tables are turned against Harvest and the uncaring Bob Jones crowd. God won't bless people who hurt other people. I feel so sorry for the deceived members of Harvest Baptist Church who are victims of fools like Pastor Gary Walton. Harvest is no different than the Seventh-Day Adventists on Guam, who all believe in Lordship Salvation.
Mr. Walton will pay dearly someday for what he is doing when he answers to God. Walton is an arrogant fool who thinks he knows more than God, but I will be there where he is held accountable for his lies from the pulpit, cruelty and lack of compassion. Galatians 6:7, “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” These fools at BJU and Harvest define arrogance!!! I am confident based upon the authority of God's Word, not arrogant to refuse to heed the truth as they are. I can backup what I believe and preach with the inspired King James Bible, THEY CANNOT! When a deadly cult crept into the churches of Galatia, like the sinister Steve Pettit Evangelistic Team has crept into Harvest and BJU, they felt compelled to receive them as brethren. Bastards of the faith don't go to Heaven, they burn in Hell, where Mr. Walton is going the second God calls his number (Hebrews 9:27). He can laugh it off with his other accomplices on staff at Harvest, but God's Word won't be mocked.
Steve Pettit is a child of the Devil. If you don't believe that, then you are not saved either! God only ordained one plan of salvation, not two. You either have to turn away from a lifestyle of sinning to be saved, or you do not, but it absolutely cannot be both. Romans 11:6, “And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.” Look at the crap Dr. Steve Pettit preaches! Marty Herron, Gary Walton and Harvest Baptist Church of Guam bid Godspeed to this evil man and his junk theology. What does that say about Harvest Baptist Church as a whole? It says that they are all deceived by the Devil and going to Hell in the end. I am not the bad guy, I am the ONLY ONE who cares enough to tell THE TRUTH.
These wicked pastors act like it's okay to embellish the Gospel, to say this, or say that; and to use this Bible version, or that Bible version, and nothing really matters. If you are okay with that you are an ecumenical fool and not saved. That is what Jesus meant in Matthew 7:13-14, “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” The way is not “hard” like the stupid New King James Bible says. Salvation is simple, not hard (2nd Corinthians 11:3-4). The Bible says the way is “narrow.” Heretic preacher Paul Washer says this Scripture means you must walk a narrow path of holiness to get to Heaven. That is what Steve Pettit preaches, that Heaven is an award that you must qualify for by living a faithful Christian life. I'm not kidding, go read what this infidel preaches! I won't shut up if I have any say in the matter! Truth is important. Right doctrine matters. These evil money hungry pastors and Bible college executives today prioritize money above truth! Well I am taking regard (marking them) as the Bible commands in Romans 16:17-18, and everyone should avoid them!
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“Faith is the only
righteous thing that I can do!”
—Pastor Jack Hyles, a quote from the MP3 sermon titled: “God's Reversal Of Psalm 51”
1st Corinthians 16:24, “My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.”
BELIEVE “THE GOSPEL” 2B SAVED!
Confession Is Never A Requirement For Salvation
'The Gospel' In Just One Minute(by Pastor Max D. Younce)
John 3:16, “For God
so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
“As a blind man has no idea of colors, so we have no idea of the manner
which the all-wise God perceives and understands all things.” —Isaac Newton (1642-1727)
Another Gospel Which Is Not Another (a red-hot MP3 by Dr. Curtis Hutson exposing Lordship Salvation)
Psalm 34:8, “O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.”
“If you have to look at
your life to prove that you are saved, it proves that you're not!”
—Pastor Ralph Yankee Arnold; an excellent quote from the awesome YouTube sermon titled, “Why Lordship Salvation is WRONG! | MP3.”