The Sin of Playing Church Verses
(Or, The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference!)
By David J. Stewart | June 2017 | Updated April 2018 | Click for background music in a new window | Louder
Matthew 13:15, “For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.”
There is only one thing worse than evil, and that is indifference toward evil. Today's corrupt modern Bible versions are evil to the core—attacking Christ's deity, corrupting the Gospel, perverting what it means to repent, contaminating the doctrine of the blood of Christ, and removing God's promise from Psalms 12:6-7 to preserve His pure words unto every generation. Sadly, and tragically, the average church member and pastor today is indifferent about the issue, even using and supporting the modern corrupt Bible PERversions. 2nd Corinthians 2:17, “For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.”
“The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.” ―Elie Wiesel
I am appalled at the indifference amongst professed Christians today concerning the corrupting of God's Word. I'm talking about the shameful Bob Jones University crowd. I'm talking about the shameful Moody Bible Institute crowd. They just don't care which Bible is God's Word. I'm talking about the shameful Northland Baptist Bible College crowd. I'm talking about the shameful East Texas Baptist College. I'm talking about thousands of shameful apostate religious colleges today, that are INDIFFERENT toward the hundreds of perverted English Bibles, all of which are the Devil's way of depriving people of the true and pure Word of God. Consequently, there are many false plans of salvations being taught in the churches today, mainly the heresy of manmade repentance, aka, Lordship Salvation.
The Greatest Battle Today is Over the Inspiration of the Scriptures
I love what Pastor Charles Spurgeon wrote 129 years ago concerning the inspiration of the Scriptures, which clearly emphasizes the danger of having nearly 200 available Bible versions today in 2017:
C. H. Spurgeon once said, “The turning point of the battle between those who hold 'the faith once delivered to the saints' and their opponents, lies in the true and real inspiration of the Holy Scriptures. This is the Thermopylae of Christendom. If we have in the Word of God no infallible standard of truth, we are at sea without a compass, and no danger from rough weather without can be equal to the loss within. 'If the foundation be removed, what can the righteous do?' And this is the foundation loss of the worst kind.” [emphasis added]
Source: Charles H. Spurgeon, 1888, in the preface for the book, “Theopneustia: the Plenary Inspiration of the Holy Scriptures," authored by Dr. Gaussen, Professor of Systematic Theology.
What did Spurgeon mean by the “Thermopylae of Christendom.” It was one of the greatest battles ever! The most famous battle ever fought in European history was in 480 BC, between the Persians and the Greeks. The Greeks were defeated!
“Both ancient and modern writers have used the Battle of Thermopylae as an example of the power of a patriotic army defending its native soil. The performance of the defenders is also used as an example of the advantages of training, equipment, and good use of terrain as force multipliers and has become a symbol of courage against overwhelming odds.” —SOURCE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Thermopylae
Interestingly, Dr. Jack Hyles said virtually the same exact thing as Spurgeon 110 years later, that is, that the greatest battle ever would be fought over the inspiration of the Scriptures...
“The biggest split that has ever come will come in the next ten years, if not sooner, over the King James Bible - and it couldn't come soon enough for me. I'm tired of colleges and universities advertising that they 'use' the King James Bible - tell the whole story! Tell everyone that you do not believe that it is inspired word for word.” —Pastor Jack Hyles, from the Wednesday night Bible study titled, “Revelation to Illumination” (1998).
And so it is, and has been since the Garden of Eden, when God foretold that there would be a raging battle between God's incorruptible seed and Satan's corruptible seed (Genesis 3:15). For an excellent sermon on the subject, please listen to the MP3 sermon by Dr. Hyles titled, “THE BATTLE OF THE AGES,” preached in 1994 at the First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana.
Tragically, Moody Bible Institute doesn't care! Bob Jones University doesn't care! Hyles-Anderson College doesn't care anymore since 2008! Well, I CARE!!! Psalms 119:140, “Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.” I hate all these modern corrupt Bible PERversions!!! Thank God for the good ole trustworthy King James Bible!!!!!!! God elevates His Word above His very own name. The reason why is obvious, because just as a man is only as good as his word, so also is God only as good as His Word. Amen! Psalms 138:2, “I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.” Notice that David praised God... “FOR THY TRUTH”!!!
Today's perverted Bible versions disembowel the truth, horribly butchering the Word of God, teaching lies to make a buck! Check out what ALL the modern revisions (which are based upon the corrupt Alexandrian, Egypt, manuscripts) do to butcher Psalms 12:6-7, wickedly removing God's solemn promise to preserve His very pure words unto every generation. It is obvious why the Devil's crowd changed this passage of Scripture, corrupting Psalm 12:7, so that they could make way for hundreds of corrupt English Bible versions to confuse the masses!!! AND THEY SURE HAVE!!!
“You'd be shocked if you knew, how the versions of the Bible that are coming out, which are so unnecessary and not even Bible. You'd be shocked if you knew what they're doing to cause Christian people to feel subconsciously unstable. You'd be shocked if you knew what it's doing to the nervous system of our people! All these Bibles!” —Pastor Jack Hyles, MP3 sermon, “Don't Chase The Pendulum.”
SHAME on any church and pastor who refuse to join the battle for the inspiration of God's Word. You look at all the churches, pastors and Bible colleges today who are denying the inspiration of the Word of God, who say that at best we have a preserved but FLAWED Bible, and I'll show you confused people who accept MORE THAN ONE BIBLE!!! There is ONLY one Bible today in English that contains God's inspired words, and that is the precious King James Bible!!!
Ungodly Thought-for-Thought Modern Bible Translations
King James Bible (KJB)
Psalms12:6-7, "The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever."
The Common English Bible (CEB)
Psalms 12:6-7, "The LORD's promises are pure, like silver that's been refined in an oven, purified seven times over! You, LORD, will keep us, protecting us from this generation forever."
I have no problem with Psalms 12:6-7 as written in the King James Bible (as seen above), because I believe that I have those preserved, inspired, perfect, very pure words, in the accurate King James Bible. However, if you have the foolish mindset that God has preserved His words through different ancient Greek texts, that is, in BOTH the Textus Receptus from Antioch, Syria, AND the various manuscripts from Alexandria, Egypt, then you've got a real big problem with Psalms 12:6-7, because you've got MULTIPLE Bible “versions” to choose from. God only wrote ONE BOOK!!! The King James is not a “version,” it is God's Word!!! So they changed it, corrupted it, modifying Psalms 12:7 to say that God preserves THE SAINTS instead of His words. Folks, whoever changed these Scriptures are spiritual BASTARDS!!! The big question is... DO YOU CARE???
“Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings.” ―Helen Keller
Today's indifferent pastors, evangelists and Bible colleges just don't care about THE TRUTH!!!
“Indifferentism is the worst kind of disease that can affect people.” ―B.R. Ambedkar
All across America and around the world, there are sinful lukewarm churches (Revelation 3:15-16), that have embraced the modern Bible PERversions. John Wesley, “What one generation tolerates, the next will embrace!” That is so true! The churches spiritually are going downhill fast. The Devil is smarter than you or me, and he knows that changing things too fast won't work, so he incrementally changes things, slowly from one generation to the next. Since the next generation is born into apostasy, they think that's the way it always was!
Young people today have no comprehension of how great, safe and beautiful America was 65 years ago! When I was growing up in the 1970's in Chicago's Logan Square area, there was no such thing as a “drive-by-shooting.” Now, it is the norm and a very dangerous place to live! When I was growing up, people only had a little piece of string around their lawns. Now you see ugly chain-link fences everywhere with locked gates and people have to build 8-foot high fortresses around their car to protect it from theft! Police used to be normal people, but now they are trained killers and the public is the enemy! Road rage is commonplace. People are wound-up, angry at the world, and nowhere is safe anymore because of perverts! America has largely become an insane, paranoid, sick-minded, unsafe place to raise a child. Hollywood is much to blame! The filthy music industry is much to blame! The booze companies are much to blame! But mostly, the churches are to blame, for embracing the modern corrupt Bible versions, for settling for mediocrity and lukewarmness!!!
Brother Lester Roloff is right, who says, “The worst pervert in America is the Gospel pervert!” You can hear the entire sermon from which this quote was taken, called, “The Gospel Perverts Or Jesus?” All of the modern Bible versions corrupt the Gospel, by adding works to faith, changing the meaning of the word “repent” from “a change of mind” (metanoia), to “change your hearts and lives.” Case in point is Mark 1:15 in the “Easy-To-Read Version” (ERV). That's a serious violation of the Scriptures folks! That is blatant perversion!!! THIS IS UNGODLY GARBAGE!!!
Bob Jones Camp “Playing Baptist Church” Game, But Has No Interest in Truth
Kindly, and lovingly, I've got a big independent Baptist church down the street from me on Guam, whose shameful pastors I have repeatedly warned in a spirit of Christian love, that their “Easy-To-Read Version” is of the Devil. Instead of listening to the rebuke of a wise man (humbly), they kicked me out of THEIR church and on three later occasions have refused even allow me to attend their church services. They hate and despise me and the truth, THAT MUCH!!! I'm talking about the Bob Jones University camp, who embrace the Devil's Bible PERversions, and call me and Dr. Jack Hyles “a cult” for being King James Bible only in our beliefs and preaching!!! Isaiah 53:3, “He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.” I know how Jesus felt, being rejected and despised, and the Lord knows how I feel (Hebrews 4:15-16). I am being rejected, despised, ostracized, hated, ridiculed, and stereotyped as being in “a cult,” having been set at nought by my own Christian pastoral brethren in the local Baptist church. I've been outcast as the blacksheep of the church family... ALL BECAUSE I AM TELLING THE TRUTH!!!
The immature Baptist church on Guam, that I speak of, are indifferent toward truth. It matters not to them that Satan has flooded the churches with umpteen Bible versions. They officially use two different Bible versions: One originating from Antioch, Syria (the King James Bible); and the other text (which is corrupt) originating from Alexandrian, Egypt (the Easy-To-Read Version). The church's multiple pastors are indifferent about all this, refusing to pick a Bible and stick with it. Consequently, the church is a safe-haven for false doctrine, ranging from the evils of Lordship Salvation to the corruption of the Word of God itself. I love them, but they don't love Jesus, for if they did, then the purity of the Word of God would matter to them. Jesus is called, “THE WORD OF GOD” (Revelation 19:13). The purity of God's Word is upon my heart 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all the time. I MUST have the very pure words of God to live by, and I have them, hallelujah!, in the precious King James Bible!!!
I can't play church! I just cannot stomach it!!! I can't take the phoniness. I have to proclaim THE TRUTH!!! Even if that harelips every dog in the county, then so be it!!! For my zeal and stand for THE TRUTH, for the Lord, I have been blackballed by the Bob Jones camp, kicked out, belittled, turned away, and left looking for another church family. It is wrong, but Jesus sees what they've done to me, and God will judge everyone at the Judgment Seat of Christ. I say that with love. What the Bob Jones University camp called me and Dr. Hyles “a cult,” so did they say those untrue words to Jesus. They banned me from their local church services, banned me from men's prayer meeting, and in so doing they BANNED JESUS CHRIST!!! They banned me because I faithfully shared THE TRUTH about God's Word, exposing the modern Bible versions as a fraud.
Kindly, BJU dismisses the battle over the inspiration of God as a mere ongoing “debate.” That is their cowardly and convenient way of avoiding the issue altogether, refusing to get involved and take sides. However, it gets much worse than BJU's refusal to join the fight over the inspiration of the Word of God, they are actually helping the Devil by using, promoting and selling the corrupt Alexandrian Bible perversions!!! Even a common unlearned man, saved or unsaved, can see that something is VERY wrong with having literally HUNDREDS of English Bible versions! The shameful Bob Jones crowd would make a lame attempt of justifying themselves by saying that they don't support “ALL” the new versions; yet, when pressed to tell you “which versions” are bad and corrupt, they cannot. They simply couldn't care less, sad to say!
It's all about making money (mammon) in the religious business. BJU majors on their first-class music programs, but minors on the inspiration of the Holy Bible and Bible-preaching. I triple-dog dare you to show me even one BJU graduate today who is letting 'er rip for God, preaching like Billy Sunday, offending the world and unfaithful Christians with THE TRUTH! Instead, they are turning out to be reprobates like Dr. John MacArthur, the modern Godfather of the Lordship Salvation heresy. Today's pathetic Bible colleges (like Bob Jones University and Moody Bible Institute) are producing alumni who are neo-evangelical pansies—blood-sucking vampires, leeching salaries from the people of God, parasiting off churches they didn't build around the country, promoting Satan's corruptible seed, increasing in Bible knowledge while doing less and less for God each year! WHO IS PREACHING THE TRUTH TODAY???????
The Bible says that when someone hurts us, they've done it to Jesus Christ. 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.” I am not alone in my hurt, pain, frustration and suffering, Jesus feels what I feel, He is outside the Bob Jones University camp with me, enduring the mockery, rejection, being called an ”enemy” and being labeled as “a cult” member. I have MUCH to say against them all on judgment day. John 8:26, “I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him.”
Are you playing church my friend, or are you sincere in your faith? People can say what they want about me, but I am real. What you see is what you get! I have nothing to hide. I always strive to be a better Christian in private than what people think of me in public. People hear gossip and rumors, and go by what they hear. That is the human sinful nature. But it's not what my enemies call me that matters, it's what I answer to, it's what God's knows about me that really matters.
BATTLE OF THE AGES (MP3 by Dr. Hyles, “The King James Bible crowd is going to come out on top!”)
The Horrible Assault Against the Gospel in ALL Modern Bible PERversions!
I heard a beautiful Scripture today from Psalms 119:162, “I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil.” David loved the Word of God, as if he had just won a battle and found a great treasure. David valued the pure words of God. What do you think David would have thought about all these hundreds of English Bible versions today, that all say something different? What horrible confusion! David would have hated them!!! David said that he loved God's Word because it is “very pure.” Psalms 119:140, “Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.” There's absolutely nothing pure about today's plethora of Bible versions, except pure chaos and utter confusion!!!
The corrupt Alexandrian Bible versions (i.e., all the translations originating from the 1881 Greek work of Brooke Westcott and Fenton Hort) ALL pervert the Gospel, changing how a person gets saved. Case in point, look how the brand new Christian Standard Bible (CSB), just released in march of 2017, butchers the Word of God. The following is so evil, requiring people to make Jesus their “Lord” (which means declaring Christ to be the Master of one's life, obeying Him, committing one's life to serve Him, turning away from willful sinful behavior) to be saved. In reality, this perversion of the Scripture combines discipleship with salvation, which is a false Gospel of faith plus works. This is one of the primary sources of the Lordship Salvation heresy in churches today...
KING JAMES BIBLE (KJB) - Romans 10:9, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
CHRISTIAN STANDARD BIBLE (CSB) - Romans 10:9, “If you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
Is that what it means to confess the Lord Jesus... to say Jesus is Lord? Absolutely not!!! So what does it mean? We find the answer by simply comparing Scripture with Scripture. Take a look at Acts 8:36-37 in the accurate King James Bible. The Ethiopian Eunuch confessed his faith in Jesus Christ as the Son of God, not as Lord of his life!!! John 6:47, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.” Notice that there's no mention of superstitiously declaring Jesus as one's Lord. Rather, we are saved by BELIEVING on the Lord Jesus Christ, that He is the Son of God Who died on the cross for our sins, was buried and bodily resurrected three days later (1st Corinthians 15:1-4). Read Acts 8:36-38 for yourself. It is a beautiful passage! And then take a look how the modern Bible PERversions butcher, ravish and eviscerate the Scriptures, removing the Son of God completely...
KING JAMES BIBLE (KJB) - Acts 8:36-38, “And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized? And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.”
CHRISTIAN STANDARD BIBLE (CSB) - Acts 8:36-38, “As they were traveling down the road, they came to some water. The eunuch said, 'Look, there’s water. What would keep me from being baptized?' So he ordered the chariot to stop, and both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and he baptized him.'”
Oh, My dear God! Look what they did! Look what those bastards did! And Bob Jones University is Okay with this garbage!!! Don't believe it? Here's Bob Jones' campus book store online. They sell the English Standard Version (ESV). Here's how the ESV butchers Acts 8:36-38, using the SAME corrupt Alexandrian text...
ENGLISH STANDARD VERSION (ESV) - Acts 8:36-38, “And as they were going along the road they came to some water, and the eunuch said, 'See, here is water! What prevents me from being baptized?' And he commanded the chariot to stop, and they both went down into the water, Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him.”
Ladies and gentleman, that is the heresy of “baptismal regeneration,” that is, that you can be regenerated (born again) through water baptism. You'd be shocked how many people fall for this hook, line and sinker, hinging upon every word, sincerely believing that water baptism saves. What is wrong with the dear folks at Bob Jones University? And Hyles-Anderson College... GET SOME FIRE!!! What happened to you guys??? I'll tell you exactly what happened, when Dr. Hyles went to Heaven, he took the fire with him! There was no Elisha to take the mantle from Elijah. There was no Joshua to take the mantle from Moses. There was no prophet among them anymore!
I've had people try to convince me that Jesus is not equal with God, quoting Philippians 2:6 from the ESV, the same ESV garbage that BJU sells and promotes...
KING JAMES BIBLE (KJB) - Philippians 2:6, “Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God.”
ENGLISH STANDARD VERSION (ESV) -Philippians 2:6, “who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped.”
They say the exact OPPOSITE, don't they? I'm continually trying to clean up the doctrinal mess caused by these fake Bible PERversions, which Bob Jones University and their shameful graduates are using, selling and promoting!!! The boat is sinking folks! While I'm bailing water out of the boat, Bob Jones and their graduates are drilling more holes in the bottom of the boat. What is wrong with you guys??? And now my own Bible college, Hyles-Anderson, doesn't think it is a good idea to offend anybody by helping to save the boat, just let it sink!!! I'm shocked at what has happened to Hyles-Anderson College since Brother Hyles went to Heaven. SHOCKED!!!
Folks, we have an inspired “very pure” Bible in the King James Bible!!!!!!! If it's not inspired, then it's not preserved!!! HAC, BJU and MBI believe that God divinely preserved His Word, but it's not inspired anymore in English! GARBAGE!!! If God's Holy Spirit still gives life through His Word (IN-SPIRIT), then it's INSPIRED!!! John 6:63, “It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.” Without the accompanying Holy Spirit, God's words cannot give life, they are dead!!! Of course, THEY HAVE TO BE INSPIRED!!! HAC says that the King James Bible is the only Bible they use on campus, but that's not enough! By not proclaiming its inspiration, they are tolerating the modern Bible versions, which the next generation WILL embrace. John Wesley, “What one generation tolerates, the next will embrace!” That is so true! Well Dr. Hyles didn't tolerate them, and neither did Dr. Al Lacy, and neither did other faithful preachers, and neither am I...
“Every word in this Bible
is inspired by God almighty!”
—Dr. Jack Hyles (a great quote from the classic sermon, “
If you still don't get it, please read this article again from the beginning, and reread the warnings by Pastor Charles Spurgeon and Dr. Jack Hyles about the importance of having an inspired Bible!!! We are in a raging battle today over the inspiration of God's Word, just as Pastor Spurgeon and Dr. Hyles predicated. Hyles-Anderson and First Baptist Church of Hammond now say that only the original autographs were inspired. That's nice, BUT WE DON'T HAVE ANY ORIGINALS TODAY! So where does that leave us? Folks, Brother Hyles correctly said in his MP3 sermon, “THE REAL BATTLE,” “What good is inspiration without preservation?” But the opposite is equally as true... WHAT GOOD IS PRESERVATION WITHOUT INSPIRATION?
“The opposite of love is not correction but indifference” ―Anthony Thiselton
“Indifferentism is the worst kind of disease that can affect people.” ―B.R. Ambedkar
“The only inspired Words of God
are in the King James Bible!”
—Dr. Jack Hyles (an awesome quote —Dr. Jack Hyles (THE REAL BATTLE!”)
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