Bob Jones Camp Teach Same Junk As Jehovah's Witness
By David J. Stewart | September 2020
Romans 4:5-6, “But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works,”
Repeatedly in the Scriptures we are clearly taught that a person is justified solely BY FAITH. On that basis alone God justifies a man. That is why I make such a big fuss over the popular heresy of Lordship Salvation. This Devil's lie is preached in pseudo (false) Christian churches today, which says that you must “repent of (turn from) your sins” to be saved. Such nonsense is nowhere taught in the inspired King James Bible.
The Devil is far more cunning than the average person realizes. The Bible teaches us how Satan subtly works—through deception and half-truths. In Genesis 3:1b the first words from the serpent's mouth were: “Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?” That is why Satan has inspired the publishing of hundreds of English Bible revisions, to obscure the true Words of God.
Proponents of Lordship Salvation require people to follow Christ as “Lord” to be saved, and to surrender to live for Him. Yet these deceivers still claim to believe that salvation is wholly by God's grace. May I please point out that the advocates of Lordship Salvation are teaching the same Satanic false gospel, as the Jehovah's Witnesses:“Jehovah's Witnesses teach that salvation is possible only through Christ's ransom sacrifice and that individuals cannot be saved until they repent of their sins and call on the name of Jehovah. Salvation is described as a free gift from God, but is said to be unattainable without good works that are prompted by faith.” —Jehovah's Witnesses And Salvation
Ladies and gentleman, that is EXACTLY what Dr. Steve Pettit and Bob Jones University are preaching today! They have sinfully moved away from the hope of the Gospel. Sadly, the shameful Harvest Baptist Church on Guam deceitfully claims to believe in their Statement of Faith, that salvation is wholly by God's grace. Yet, Jehovah's Witnesses claim the same thing! The official Watchtower website states:“The Bible shows that you must have works, or acts of obedience, to prove that your faith is alive. (James 2:24, 26) However, this does not mean that you can earn salvation. It is “God’s gift” based on his 'undeserved kindness,' or 'grace.'” —'What Is Salvation?'; Ephesians 2:8-9 ; King James Version.
Dear reader, that is exactly what the Lordship Salvation gang teach and preach!!! I am so sick and tired of hearing the Bob Jones University (BJU) crowd claim that we are saved by grace alone, but then they sinfully redefine grace to included repenting of your sins, following Jesus as “Lord,” and faithfully running the race until the end. None of these are part of the Gospel.
I hope you understood what I just showed you dear friend. BJU on their website, in their Statement of Faith, teach that people must be “willing to repent and turn from their sins” to be saved, which is EXACTLY what Jehovah's Witnesses teach. In case you don't know, JW's are a demonic religious cult! You cannot show me one verse in the Bible that teaches to repent of sin to be saved. Repentance is toward God (Acts 20:21). Repentance is acknowledging the truth (2nd Timothy 2:25).
You are a needy sinner dear reader. That is the truth you must first realize to be saved (Romans 3:23). Christ died on the cross in your place, to pay for your sins and mine (Romans 5:6-9). If you will simply embrace the truth that Jesus is the Christ, the only begotten Son of God, believing that He died on the cross for you, was buried and resurrected three days later, you will be immediately and forever saved (John 20:32; John 19-20; 1st Corinthians 15:1-5). By faith, simply receive Christ's sacrifice on the cross as payment for your sins. That is all God requires of you to be saved, your trust in His dear Son. Dr. John R. Rice (1895-1980) explains it this way:“Dear sinner, do not make this a difficult matter. There is one simple step between you and Jesus. When you trust Him, everything else is settled, and you have repented, you have come to Christ, you have received Him, you have done everything necessary to be saved.” —Evangelist John R. Rice, a great quote from his tract titled: “What Must I Do To Be Saved?”
I love that. Dr. John R. Rice has it right! There is no need to mention repentance when witnessing to someone. God Himself didn't mention the word “repent” even once in the Gospel of John, the purpose of which book is to get men saved. John 20:31, “But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.” We are saved by believing, not by repenting. Repentance simply facilitates (makes possible) believing. Repentance is a change of mind. I don't have to tell you to change your mind to be saved—you do that when you hear the truth of the Gospel and believe it to be saved. Pastor Jack Hyles exposes the falsehood of Lordship Salvation and Calvinism with these helpful words:“Lordship salvation would make salvation a trade or a deal or maybe even a bribe. It would take away the simple reception of Christ for eternal life and would become God giving us something if we give Him something. God would say to us, 'You give Me something; I'll give you something. We will trade, and you will be saved.' Salvation is not my giving God something and God giving me something; salvation is God giving me something and my receiving it. Romans 6:23, 'For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.'” —Pastor Jack Hyles, “Lordship Salvation” (chapter 11 from his book: “Salvation Is More Than Being Saved”)
Pastor Ralph 'Yankee' Arnold has these helpful words to add in defense of the Gospel of free grace:“Many people are finding the broad way, because they listen to the wrong message. There is few that find the truth. And what's the difference between true Christianity, and all the religions of the world? If it's by Christ alone, it's GRACE. If you have anything to do with it, it's WORKS. And God says, 'For by Grace (Christ) are ye saved, and that not of yourselves (that would be works), it is the gift of God (not of works), lest any man should boast. So any person who depends upon themselves, can always lose their salvation. Check it out! Anybody who teaches you can lose it, it's because their salvation depends their works. That's them! That's works! If I depend upon Him, that's grace! I'm saved by grace, Christ. You don't earn it! You don't work for it. 'For by grace are ye saved through faith, that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not of works, lest any man should boast.' Salvation is the gift of God!” —Pastor Ralph "Yankee" Arnold, a quote from the sermon titled: “The Damnable Doctrine Of The Devil”
Beware of Pacific Garden Mission's poisonous 'UNSHACKLED' radio series. Sadly, PGM is now preaching hardcore Lordship Salvation. Bob Jones University, Faith Baptist Bible College And Theological Seminary, Maranatha Baptist University, Liberty University, Moody Bible Institute, John MacArthur, Ray Comfort, Paul Washer, John Piper, Sam Horn, Steve Pettit—these men and institutions are all in agreement with the Satanic Jehovah's Witness' cult!!! I shared their quotes with you. Just like Pastor Marty Herron and Mormons, JW's preach that to be saved you must “repent of your sins.” The Bible condemns these wicked false teachers!!!
Evangelist Bob Jones Sr. (1883-1969) penned these wonderful words:“God gives you eternal life when you take Him. Eternal life is wrapped up in Christ. 'He that hath the Son hath life.' There is just one difference between a Christian and a sinner. A Christian has Christ and a sinner does not have Him. That is the only difference. All you need is Jesus. It is all in Jesus! If you will take Him, He will blot out all your sins. If you take Him, He will give you a new nature. If you take Him, He will go with you along the journey of life. He will be with you when you are tempted. He will put arms of power around you and give you the victory. 'By grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God; not of works, lest any man should boast.” —Dr. Bob Jones Sr., “Things I Have Learned: Chapel Talks,” page 223; Bob Jones University Press, ©1945
If this seems like a trifle matter to you dear reader, I am afraid you are not saved. Anyone who thinks that the Jehovah's Witnesses are saved is lost. Marty Herron tells unsaved people to repent of their sin to be saved, which is exactly what JW's tell people. This is NOT the Gospel which the Apostle Paul received from Jesus Christ (Galatians 1:12; 1st Corinthians 15:1-4). We've got a bunch of grace-corrupters in our church pulpits today. The deadly Lordship Gospel has infected tens of thousands of churches. In essence, the heresy of repenting of sins to be saved is a bridge between true salvation and works for salvation, which is a hybrid false gospel of partial faith in Christ plus works. Satan's greatest weapon is to con people into living the Christian life without ever being born-again!
As a closing thought, I'd also like to point out that JW's love the poisonous Greek translation of Brooke Westcott and Fenton Hort. The JW New World Translation (NWT) is based upon the 1881 Greek text of Westcott and Hort. That does not come as a surprise, because Westcott and Hort were unsaved Anglican (Catholic affiliated) ministers, who both denied Jesus' deity. Despite much debate on the matter, it is clear that Westcott and Hort were liberal theologians who butchered the Word of God. The Devil's modern Bible revisions are mainly responsible for perverting theology, corrupting the meaning of repentance, and corrupting the Gospel. This is why the Jehovah's Witnesses love the corrupt Greek text set forth by Westcott and Hort in 1881, because it attacks the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ (which JW's deny).
So anyone who embraces, preaches or bids Godspeed to those that teach Lordship Salvation, you are in league with the Devil and his Jehovah's Witness' cult. Pilgrim's Progress author, John Bunyan (1628-1688), wrote these awesome words:“If you do not put a difference between justification wrought by the man Christ without and sanctification wrought by the Spirit of Christ within, you are not able to divide the Word aright; but contrariwise, you corrupt the Word of God, and cast stumbling blocks before the people.” [emphasis added] —Evangelist John Bunyan
Lordship Salvation is of the Devil. The heresy of “repent from sin” to be saved is of the Devil. The Bible simply tells us to BELIEVE. John 6:47, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.” 2nd Thessalonians 4:14, “For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.” The Gospel is so free, easy and simple. Faith is the only righteous thing that I can do.
So please don't let the Harvest Baptist Church on Guam trick you with their rhetoric. Like JW's, they'll superficially say they believe in salvation by grace through faith alone, but then subtly bid Godspeed to Unshackled, Bob Jones University and John MacArthur (all hardcore Lordship Salvationists). Harvest preaches the same “repent of your sin” junk theology as Bob Jones University, from which all their staff at Harvest are graduates. God's curse is on BJU and churches like Harvest Baptist Church on Guam. I wouldn't enroll my dog in their Harvest Baptist Academy. They are deceived of the Devil. They are lukewarm (Revelation 3:15-16). Jesus called them naked and blind. The Lord said they are poor and wretched, yet they foolishly think they are rich and increased with goods. What fools! Anyone who bids Godspeed to Lordship Salvation is a damned fool. Anyone who supports the heresy of “repent of sin” to be saved is not saved!!! Grace is corrupted the second anyone messes with it. To attack the grace of God, is to attack the God of grace. Amen and amen!
I wrote this blog just to show everybody how evil Lordship Salvation is. Steve Pettit, Marty Herron, Tom Ferrell, Sam Horn, Gary Walton, Ray Comfort, Kevin Bauder, John Piper, Paul Washer and John MacArthur are all aligned doctrinally with the ungodly Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, Church of Christ, Seventh-Day Adventists and Roman Catholics on the meaning of repentance! The inspired King James Bible teaches something very different, and much simpler. Faith is the only righteous thing that I can do. Everything that's hard and complicated about salvation is God's side of it. More people will die and burn in Hell, because they're trusting too much. I love the Gospel hymn: "My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less." Those old hymns of the faith are more doctrinally sound, than most of today's corrupt modern Bible revisions. Go figure!
My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus Christ, my righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand,
All other ground is sinking sand.
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“If you do not put a difference between justification wrought by the man Christ without and sanctification wrought by the Spirit of Christ within, you are not able to divide the Word aright; but contrariwise, you corrupt the Word of God, and cast stumbling blocks before the people.” —Evangelist John Bunyan
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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.”
1st Kings 18:17, “And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah,
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