I Was Abused At Harvest Baptist Church On Guam
By David J. Stewart | February 2020
Matthew 25:40, “And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.”
God knows that I hate to write this article, although I rejoice in contending for the Christian faith. I am not rendering evil for evil; but rather, I'm warning others about the emotional abuse that I suffered at the hands (in my humble opinion) of Harvest's theologically incompetent leaders and emotionally abusive staff. Kindly, with a broken heart, here is how I have been abused by Harvest.
Harvest Baptist Church Are Guilty of Being Respecters of Persons
James 2:1, “My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.” They mistreated me at Harvest, which they never would have done if I were a big tithing businessman in their church. They are very selective in how they treat (or mistreat) people at Harvest. Despite my humble attempts to make peace with them since 2014, so I can return to church services, they have further abused me emotionally by literally telling me to “Go elsewhere” (an exact shameful quote from the senior pastor in 2017). Well, as a born-again Christian I have not been able to find another Baptist church, and Harvest is only 5 minutes away, but they are abusive and only care about paying members (i.e., airplane pilots, business managers, government workers, military and parents of paying students). I know God is disgusted with Harvest Baptist Church, because they are respecters of persons.
I am on disability, so I don't have much money to give. I am in constant chronic neck pain from an old injury, so I cannot do much. When I did attend the church, I tithed what I could (but I refused to use tithing envelopes, since they kept making a big issue that I wasn't a “voted-in” member. So let them guess what a non member gives). One rich businessman at Harvest boasted to me that he had enough cash to pay off his mortgage if he wanted. Folks, that doesn't impress me or the Lord one bit! God is concerned about the condition of your heart, not your bank account. Harvest's shameful pastors are respecters of persons! They cater and roll out the red carpet for affluent wealthy people and former politicians in the community, while treating others as second-class citizens in comparison. I am living proof of what I say! When I attended Harvest for a year, no one invited me to join, and I was continually reminded that I am not a “voted-in” member.
If I had been a big tither, the pastors of Harvest would have tolerated me, guaranteed! But I am just a nobody. As a TRUE FRIEND, I gave THE TRUTH to Harvest's pastors, but they love MONEY and not THE TRUTH. SHAME, SHAME, SHAME ON HARVEST BAPTIST CHURCH ON GUAM! All I ever requested was to attend church, but they are wicked. Harvest abandoned me in 2015, forgetting about me, but I still desperately needed their love and help. Their incompetent pastors were either too immature or too selfish to care. You can't just butter people up while they're in your church, and then totally abandon them on a whim, after you force them out for being King James Bible only. The thing is that I begged their pastors to come back, and they coldly turned me down. What man of God does that to a hurting sinner? Sadly, the pastorate in America today has become a profession instead of a calling. That is why we are horrified to see women, atheists and homosexuals being ordained and hired to pastor churches!
Harvest Baptist Church Are Guilty of Emotionally Using and Abusing Me
In 2014 I attended Harvest Baptist Church on Guam for one year. I hadn't been so happy in a long time, but I made a fatal mistake—I TOLD THE TRUTH! As a caring friend, I bought some books with my own money, and gave them to the numerous pastors at Harvest, especially the senior pastor, because I heard him teaching Lordship Damnation. They couldn't have cared less, but worse, they wrongfully ACCUSED ME of causing “confusion” and “divisiveness” in the church. That was emotional abuse! Instead of appreciating that I was trying to be helpful, they abused me with their words, calling me “a cult” for being King James Bible only. What happened to the love? I have three dozen more articles that I am working on, exposing Harvest's apostasy!
Bob Jones University (BJU) has made national headlines for ignoring the pleas of rape victims asking for the institution's help. Just as the rape victims were ignored at BJU, who told THE TRUTH, my pleas concerning THE TRUTH about the corrupt modern Bible revisions were ignored at HBC. My desperate please regarding the Devil's lie of Lordship Salvation were grossly ignored. I came into Harvest with a caring, loving and sincere heart! I cared, which is why I bought books with my own money to share with others, to help them grow in the Lord, making sure that the pastors got copies of what I was sharing, but they didn't like it. I freely gave the senior pastor of Harvest the truthful book titled, “NIV: THE ANTICHRIST'S BIBLE” by Pastor Al Lacy (1933-2016), which offended him greatly. When I tried to give a copy to his 15 year younger sidekick assistant pastor, he literally laughed in my face! We'll see who's laughing at the Judgment Seat Of Christ!!! The TRUTH MATTERS!!! Harvest's incompetent pastors are wolves in sheep's clothing, evil deceivers, salary-suckers, who lead the flock of God astray to use CORRUPTIBLE SEED!
No one wants to be where they're not wanted, so from that perspective, I oftentimes wonder why I even waste my time wanting to return where a bunch of apostate hypocrites despise me. They didn't give a damn about Ben Fieldhouse before he commit suicide in 2010, so why should they care about someone hurting like me? I TOLD THE TRUTH!!! SHAME ON HARVEST, AND WOE UNTO THE DECEIVED PEOPLE WHO FOLLOW THEM!!! 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?” Yes, they love to have it so at Harvest... FALSE PROPHETS, FALSE BIBLES AND FALSE TEACHINGS GALORE! I have more respect for the stray dogs in my neighbourhood, than I do for any Baptist pastor who rejects THE TRUTH when you put it into his incompetent hands.
My only heart's intent was to be helpful, but Harvest's incompetent pastors didn't care. It's bad enough that they get involved in personal matters which don't concern them, micromanaging the church (causing further problems); but then they blame you (me) for trying to spiritually help people grow in the Lord, sharing books and sermons by fundamental Baptist preachers. I gave the pastors copies of the books, so they could see what I was handing out, and that got me into trouble, because of the childish way in which they mishandled the entire matter. If they had been gentlemen about it, instead of bullies, none of this would have happened. I was emotionally abused at Harvest! One of the associate pastors called me and Pastor Jack Hyles “a cult”! No Harvest, you are the damn cult! The entire Bob Jones University crowd are a part of The Alexandrian Cult! All of the corrupt modern Bible revisions have been translated (if they come from any translation at all), from the Alexandrian texts presented to the world in the year 1881, by reprobate Anglican ministers' Brooke Westcott and Fenton Hort! These two men are burning in the fires of Hell right now and forever!!!
I gave my heart, money and love to the pastors and people of Harvest Baptist Church. I truly did love them, which is why God was using me to be helpful, so I thought (and still think). Unfortunately, their incompetent religious leaders at Harvest Baptist Church honor, promote and distribute materials by Satanic false prophet, Dr. John MacArthur! In fact, do you know that John MacArthur's book teaching Lordship Salvation is required reading at the Satanic Mormon 'Brigham Young University?' That makes Harvest's pastors bastards of the faith!!! Anyone who sanctions and promotes John MacArthur's Calvinist teachings is a bastard (illegitimate) minister. 2nd Corinthians 11:13-15, “For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.”
What Harvest's pastors did to me is evil! They led me to believe that they genuinely loved and cared about me, for an entire year in 2014, but then turned like a wild animal against me when I TOLD THE TRUTH about Satan's corruptible seed, and the Devil's lie of Lordship Salvation. Folks, you don't do that to people. Perhaps you say as some cold-hearted people do: “Get over it, move on, they don't want you there, find another church!” Well, I don't plan to get over it any time soon, and I have no other Baptist church to attend, so here we are! I am going to preach until the Lord shows me different, or circumstances prevent me from doing so, by God's wondrous grace. I do not have a bitter heart, I have a frustrated heart, God knows I speak the truth. A hurting dog barks! If I were bitter, I would NEVER try to go back to Harvest, but I still need a church family in 2020, and it's still not too late for Harvest to do the right thing. They owe me an apology and a church family. I guess that's too difficult for them to handle.
Harvest Baptist Church Are Guilty of Abuse for Shunning and Ostracizing Me For 6 Years
Kindly, I am not trying to connect the rape claims at BJU with Harvest Baptist Church, God forbid; but I know how it feels to BE IGNORED WHILE TELLING THE TRUTH! Sadly, that is a part of the inherent sinful human nature, but it is not acceptable for Christians to relish in it. Harvest Baptist Church has had 6 years, since 2014, to make peace with me. I have repeatedly tried to make peace with them. They see me on a regular basis, because they are my neighbours, so they have no excuses. At present they won't even look at me. I have repeatedly reached out to Harvest, being as friendly as possible toward ALL OF THEM! All I have ever desired is to attend church services. You couldn't make this stuff up!!! Harvest sure makes it hard to go to church! That is all I have respectfully requested.
I can only logically conclude that they're either a bunch of cowards, they couldn't care less, or worst of all, they are wicked people who love heresy! Perhaps it is all three reasons! God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind. Unfairly and sinfully, I have been shunned, rejected and despised for telling THE TRUTH! That is not the Christian way! That is not God's way! The Bible tells us Ephesians 4:25, “Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.” I obeyed the Holy Bible, I spoke THE TRUTH, but Harvest's wicked pastors didn't want to hear it! We're supposed to help one another! I have been abused by Harvest Baptist Church for 6 years!
I told THE TRUTH that Pastor John MacArthur is a wicked false prophet, who is the godfather of Calvinism (aka, Lordship Salvation) in the United States today. I literally heard the former pastor of Harvest in 2014 say from the pulpit (with my own two ears) that: “It is not enough to admit that you're a sinner to be saved, you must turn away from a lifestyle of sin.” LIAR! That bad pastor is a LIAR!!! I went home and cried, asking God if I should go back to church. The Lord impressed upon my heart to go back to Harvest and as a friend try to humbly help them. So I purchased and gave four hardcopies of the book: “I NEVER KNEW YOU” (free .PDF version) by Michael P. Bowen to Harvest's pastors. Consequently, the pastor's son-in-law and wife snubbed me after inviting me for dinner the next evening at their home (right after I had given him the book). That really hurt! Telling the truth has cost me much! Tragically, the ungodly pastors of Harvest Baptist Church (past and present) IGNORE THE TRUTH, just like Bob Jones University ignored the rape victims pleas for help! Whether THE TRUTH that you were raped by a fellow student, or the truth that the Devil is raping churchgoers with counterfeit Bible versions and a false gospel, today's apostate church leaders don't care!
I know what it feels like a victim—to be shunned, ostracized, mocked, ignored and blamed for telling THE TRUTH. One of the former associate pastors of Harvest even mocked me, sarcastically saying: “How are your beliefs working out for your social life?” Folks, that is as evil and ungodly what he said, as anything I can imagine! What a wicked person! For telling THE TRUTH that God only authored ONE BOOK, and that the modern Westcott and Hort based Bible revisions are corrupted by Satan, I was driven out of Harvest, and have been ostracized and shunned since as an evildoer! I feel like I have been emotionally raped by Harvest Baptist Church, and then abandoned after they used me for one year!!! Where dwelleth the love of God? When you see a Christian brother alone, hurting, with no social life, and suffering in bodily pain (I was on Harvest's prayer list for chronic neck pain), and then you mock him in your self-righteousness and blindness of soul to the truth, you are far from being right with God!!! I suffer constantly from stenosis and radiculopathy (two very painful and discomforting medical afflictions).
Why does Harvest hate me so much? The only logical answer is because I TOLD THE TRUTH, and they rejected it. Hosea 4:6, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.” The religious leaders at Harvest Baptist Church for decades now HAVE REJECTED KNOWLEDGE (I have boldly given them THE TRUTH since 2014), and I will continue to pray that God gets rid of their apostate leaders, and that the congregation wakes up, hiring true men of God (NOT FROM BOB JONES UNIVERSITY), who will care about everyone, and preach THE TRUTH without apology nor compromise. But you see, they want to make money at HBC, and since that is their primary vision, they bring in business-minded ministers who can't preach their way out of a wet paperbag, nor do they care about people (hurting sinners like me).
Harvest Baptist Church Are a Root of Bitterness
Kindly, I am confident that there are staff members at Harvest today who read my articles, and are actually on my side, tired of the deadness of Harvest, but they cannot say anything for risk of jeopardizing their jobs. I believe that with all my heart! And to the few of you, I love you and am praying for your church, because all of this discourages me, as I know it does you too. That is why Doug and Karen left. That is why Carl and Peggy left. That is why Dave and Amy left. That is why multiples of families have quit Harvest Baptist Church! GET RIGHT WITH GOD HARVEST!
You can't just kick people out of your life! I mean, you can do that, but don't be surprised when they are upset with you for betraying their feelings, love and trust! For the year I spent at Harvest, I became attached to them very much, they were my family in the Lord, so when their pastors forced me out over our disagreement over the inspiration of the King James Bible, it was devastating for me emotionally. They deny the inspiration of the King James Bible, teaching that God's Words exist in multitudes of English Bible versions today. I say THAT IS IMPOSSIBLE, since all the Bibles don't say the same thing (not even close in many cases). Don't get mad at me, I'm telling you THE TRUTH! You cannot argue with truth, because it doesn't need defending, it needs preaching! Truth is like the sun, the clouds can only obscure it for a while, but eventually the sun's rays come shining through; likewise, THE TRUTH eventually cannot be hidden any more. It might not be revealed until eternity, but THE TRUTH always comes out about everything eventually!!!
Truly, the Bob Jones camp are no less guilty than actress Jane Fonda, who sided with the enemy during The Vietnam War. Folks, we are in The Battles Of The Ages (MP3 by Pastor Jack Hyles) over the inspired Word of God, and some of the Devil's best soldiers are pastors of independent Baptist churches, who woefully sanction, use and sell the Devil's corruptible seed!!! Go figure!
Hey, don't take my word for it, check for yourself! ...
1st Timothy 3:16
1st John 5:7
I could show you HUNDREDS more similar corruptions in the Alexandrian Bible revisions. Oh please wake up Harvest Baptist Church on Guam! Wake up! Wake up! WAKE UP!!! I know I am a lousy Christian, but Harvest is much to blame, because I find myself not caring anymore, just like Harvest's bad pastors don't give a damn. Hey, I haven't had a church to attend for the past 6 years, because they've literally BANNED ME from returning. I have the shameful e-mails from their ungodly pastors (all cowards who have quit to parasite off Christendom elsewhere). The new pastors are no better, upholding the BAN against me, refusing to welcome me back. What saith the Scripture? ...
Hebrews 12:15, “Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled; Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright. For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.”
Harvest Baptist Church is a ROOT OF BITTERNESS on the island of Guam. I love the beautiful island. I love the friendly people. I love the weather. I just wish God's people would act like they know God, because GOD IS LOVE!!! I don't feel any love emanating from Harvest (zero, notta, zilch, ain't happening). Instead, at Cost-U-Less store I see children wearing Harvest Baptist Academy T-shirts with dozens of businesses being advertised, exploiting their students to make a buck! That is sickening! That is what made Jesus angry, where He made a whip and drove the businessmen out of the house of God!!! The Lord called them THIEVES!!! A web visitor asked me about a passage of Scripture yesterday from Hebrews 12:22-25, and here is my response (I mention Harvest's deadness, because the church is a root of bitterness on Guam). SHAME ON HARVEST BAPTIST CULT!!!
I figured out long ago why I haven't been able to make peace with the leaders at Harvest Baptist Church on Guam—it is because truth means nothing to them, but money means everything. How can you help people develop a HEART FOR GOD (which their front entrance sign reads), unless you also help them develop a HEART FOR TRUTH? What saith the Scripture? John 4:24, “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” They use people at Harvest Baptist Church to make money. They would never admit to such a shameful thing at Harvest, but their actions speak much louder than their hypocritical words. They are using people to build their work, instead of using their work to build people. I am a person, an individual, and one person matters! Every individual matters! No one is expendable in the Body of Christ, so said the apostle Paul (no schisms in the Body of Christ). Unfortunately, Harvest doesn't need a hurting sinner like me to make lots of money (millions in fact with their Harvest Christian Academy), so I mean absolutely nothing to them, because they don't need that one lost sheep to get paid, they still have the 99 complicit followers. Any genuine man of God would never have allowed this mess to go on for so long, when I am begging to make peace with Harvest Baptist Church. They really do have a serious problem at Harvest!
I have humbly offered to remove my criticisms of their church from the internet, as a gesture of love and kindness, if they'll just welcome me back to church services. I don't want to go to their early prayer meeting, my body is in pain. I don't want to be a stupid “voted-in” member, I just want to be a part of a Christian family. I know that there are some believers at Harvest. I was there when a Filipino man named Rodel was water baptized. I am convinced he is saved. I watched his video testimony, which was very moving, testifying of the persecution he endured as a new believer from co-workers. I never forgot that he mentioned 1st Corinthians 6:11b, “BUT YE ARE WASHED.” I had never noticed that verse before (which explains verses 9-10), and he taught me that passage in his testimony video, as the whole church watched four people get baptized that Sunday morning in 2014. Albeit, I also know that many people are NOT saved at Harvest Baptist Church (I'm talking about staff members), which is a consequence of promoting Satanic Calvinists like John MacArthur, and promoting the Devil's modern Bible revisions, which errantly redefine repentance to mean 'a changed life' instead of 'a change of mind'. GET RIGHT WITH GOD HARVEST!!!
You know, it is my hope and prayer that one day they will bring in a genuine MAN OF GOD as the pastor of Harvest, who will immediately recognize my need to be loved, and he will reach out to me (as I did to them three times already via e-mail, and for years through my online ministry). That pastor will be shocked that the former pastors of Harvest have allowed this mess to escalate and go on for so long (6 years and counting). And when that caring pastor comes to talk to me as a normal person would, asking: “Mr. Stewart, is there any way we can work this mess out?,” he is going to be utterly surprised to hear me say: “Pastor, I just want to come back to church.” He's going to look shocked, and say: “What, that's what all this is about?” And I will reply: “Yes Sir, I just need a church family.” God knows how much I love the people at Harvest, but since long before 2014 until present, their church is in the incompetent hands of The Alexandrian Bob Jones cult!!! I am a truth-teller! I am a fundamental Baptist preacher—a redeemed sinner, washed by the blood, bathed in the Book, and baptized with the Holy Spirit!
If I am willing to let go of my fight with Harvest (I won't change my beliefs), they ought to be able to welcome me back as their hurting and lonely brother in Christ. I've never seen such selfish churchgoers in all my life, as the people of Harvest. I can only conclude that God has a hand in this, wanting me to keep exposing Harvest, so that thousands of people around the world will be compelled to face these issues (false Bibles, false gospels, false prophets). Harvest's wicked pastors degrade Pastor Jack Hyles (my hero) as “a cult,” while honoring and promoting the biggest cult leader of them all—John MacArthur! So there it is! Abuse comes in many forms. One of the worst forms of abuse is the silent treatment, which Harvest are experts at. I have been emotionally abused by Harvest's arrogant pastors and ungrateful staff since 2014, when all I ever intended was to HELP PEOPLE by telling them THE TRUTH.
In 2017, I subscribed with my own money to The Sword Of The Lord for the senior pastor at Harvest for 2-years, trying to make peace with him. He ignored me completely, as usual. That is what heathens do! In 2017, I also ordered a big box of 300 Gospels Of John, and had them shipped to Harvest Baptist Church, trying to make peace with them again. They ignored me then too! Who is the bad guy here? I have repeatedly reached out to Harvest's leaders with God's love, to a spoiled, richy-rich, rotten, spiritually depraved, corrupt institution that is as stage-4 cancer on the island of Guam. All I ever did was tell THE TRUTH at church about the Devil's false Bibles and false gospels, and I am still paying the price for it. I TOLD THE TRUTH! That is what we are supposed to do as Christians, right? Well, telling THE TRUTH is a crime at Harvest Baptist Church! I don't hate the people at Harvest, I hate their indifference toward truth and righteousness, and their total lack of compassion and love for individual hurting people like me! What a God damned cult!
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