Moved Away From The Hope Of The Gospel

By David J. Stewart | August 2020

Colossians 1:20-23, “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. And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight: If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;”

       Woe unto Bob Jones University today! Woe unto Moody Bible Institute! Woe unto The Master's University! Woe unto Pacific Garden Mission and their Unshackled radio program! Woe unto ministers' Steve Pettit, Marty Herron, John MacArthur, Sam Horn and Ray Comfort! Why do I say that? It is because all of these institutions and ministers have moved away from the hope of the Gospel. They all errantly teach that you must “repent of your sins” to receive God's free gift of eternal life.


I was reading a popular Seventh-Day Adventist book today by Miss Ellen G. White, titled: “The Great Hope.” On page 47 she teaches Lordship Salvation:

“Without the law, people have no true conviction of sin and feel no need to repent. They do not realize how much they need the atoning blood of Christ. They accept the hope of salvation without a radical change of heart or reformation of life. So there are many superficial conversions, and many people who have never been united to Christ join the church.” [emphasis added] —Miss Ellen G. White, “The Great Hope,” p. 47

Ellen White is of the Devil. All you have to do to be saved is to receive “the hope of the Gospel,” as our text verse from Colossians 1:23b says. Miss White says more is required. She says you must also have “a radical change of heart and reformation of life.” According to Ellen White, you are not saved by simply trusting Jesus as your Savior; but also, she says you must experience a radical change of heart and reformation of life. That is another gospel! That is not what the Apostle Paul preached. Nowhere in Paul's Gospel, which was given to him directly by Jesus Christ, does Paul tell us to reform our life to be saved.


What Ellen White teaches is the SAME junk theology propagated today by Pacific Garden Mission's UNSHACKLED series, Bob Jones University, Moody Bible Institute, and all the corrupt ministers I mentioned earlier. Just like these ungodly false prophets, Ellen G. White confuses sanctification with justification, casting stumbling blocks before the people. Gospel preacher and author of the classic book, Pilgrim's Progress, John Bunyan, rightly said:

“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

What a great statement! John Bunyan got it 100% right!!! Dr. Steve Pettit corrupts the Word of God. Dr. Marty Herron corrupts the Word of God. Harvest Baptist Church on Guam corrupts the Word of God. Unshackled corrupts the Word of God. Sam Horn corrupts the Word of God. John MacArthur corrupts the Word of God. Bob Jones University corrupts the Word of God. Moody Bible Institute corrupts the Word of God. John Piper corrupts the Word of God. Ray Comfort corrupts the Word of God. There is a famine of truth in the land today in America. The Devil's lie of Calvinism (aka, Lordship Salvation) has infected 90% of Baptist churches today, because of the Devil's corrupt Bible revisions.


Bob Jones University Has Moved Away From The Hope of The Gospel


How did the once great citadel of Christian fundamentalism in America—Bob Jones University—go from being a free grace Gospel institution, to preaching the Devil's lie of Lordship Salvation? I'll tell you exactly how—they stopped standing for THE TRUTH! Instead of standing with the inspired King James Bible, because of the love of money they went along with the Bible corrupting movement, bidding Godspeed to the Devil's corrupt Bible revisions. In so doing, they changed! Pastor Bob Gray Sr. gets it exactly right...

“Somebody said about a preacher, 'He changed his position.' Listen carefully, nobody ever changes his position. CHANGE IS A POSITION!!! ... When you change, you never have a set position anymore. Truth is set. Truth is stable. Change is not. When you leave the truth, you don't stop anywhere, you keep on changing! And that's why it's called 'backsliding'!” [emphasis added] —Dr. Bob Gray Sr., a quote from the sermon, 'Truth Vs. Change'

Our text Bible passage from Colossians 1:20-23 is a very interesting passage of Scripture. The Apostle Paul is warning the believers at the church of Colossae, not to be MOVED AWAY from the hope of the Gospel. I like what Pastor Jack Hyles used to say—he said we don't hope to someday have eternal life; but rather, WE HAVE A HOPE of eternal life now! Titus 1:2, “In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;” I have the hope of eternal life because I have Jesus dwelling in me! Jesus is eternal life (1st John 5:20). The phrase “moved away” is the Greek word metakineō, which means, “to stir away elsewhere.” And the word “hope” is the Greek word elpis, which means “expectation.” The word “continue” is the Greek word epimenō and means, “to stay over, that is, remain.” Certainly you don't need to know the Greek meaning of words to understand the Word of God, but they help to clarify meaning.

A common saying is that a picture is worth 1,000 words. I can't think of a better illustration of someone being moved away (stirred away elsewhere) from the hope (or expectation) of the Gospel, than Bob Jones University today. Perhaps you say, “Oh boy, why do you keep picking on them over there at BJU?” Well, it is for the same reason that I would incessantly bang on your door at 3 a.m., if your house were burning in flames. It is because I care about others! I love you folks at BJU and Harvest Baptist Church on Guam, enough to risk your anger and rejection, while you still can't figure out why I am so zealous to preach against your doctrines of devils and use of Devil's Bibles. 

Kindly said, when the Bob Jones' crowd get to Heaven, if they make it at all (I seriously doubt it), they will weep in sorrow and regret, as they learn from the Lord Himself that I was right in everything I preached about them. If Pastor Jack Hyles was right, I am right. If Brother Lester Roloff was right, I am right. If Bob Jones Sr. was right, I am right. If the Apostle Paul was right, I am right! If all these men were right about a free grace Gospel, and about the inspired King James Bible, then I am right. If the King James Bible is right, I am right!!! To God alone be the glory!

I was listening to Dr. Steve Pettit on 'The Daily Platform' (BJU chapel sermons) the other day, and he quoted something that Dr. Bob Jones Sr. (1883-1968) said. But the sad thing is that Dr. Pettit didn't mention Dr. Bob's name. I recognized the quote immediately. Mr. Pettit just stated: “A man once said, 'Do right, thought the stars fall!'” Really, you mean to tell me that BJU is so far gone spiritually in 2020, that you cannot even bring yourself to mention your founder's name anymore? That is pathetic! The truth is that Dr. Steve Pettit is a dangerous wolf in sheep's clothing, and BJU made a big mistake when they hired him in 2014, because now he is selling the college down the river of Lordship Salvation, ecumenism, counterfeit Bible versions and apostasy, the end of which journey is in Hell.

Sadly, over 95% of professed Christians today merely go along to get along with all manner of error, heresy and even crimes, to please their religious leaders. It is an abuse of church leadership. The Lord said He came to set us free from all that. John 8:32, “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” What truth? John 8:36, “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.” Jesus is the truth (John 14:7). The King James Bible is truth (John 17:17). The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of truth (John 16:13). Remember, religion wants to fit you with glasses, so you'll see through their filtered lenses, but the Lord wants to open your eyes! The truth will open your eyes, and Jesus is the way, the truth and the life (John 14:6).


Kindly said, the Bob Jones University crowd are pulling on the same rope as the Devil. They are deceived horribly! The Harvest Baptist Church on Guam don't care. They are arrogant, indifferent, haughty and hardcore deceived by the Devil. Harvest supports Bob Jones University fully, promoting their damnable 'The Daily Platform' chapel services in Micronesia via radio. They also promote Unshackled on their radio. These apostate organizations are all infected with the disease of Lordship Salvation, teaching that God won't save you unless you are willing to turn from your sins, surrender everything to Jesus, and faithfully run the race until you get to Heaven. They have perverted grace! They have made receiving eternal life a process instead of a free gift.


I was kicked out of Harvest Baptist Church and banned, since 2014, because I am a fundamentalist believer, and they are shameful neo-evangelicals apostates! They sanction dozens of Bible revisions. They have multiple plans of salvation floating around Harvest Baptist Church, because no one really knows what they believe. I was scolded and forced out of Harvest Baptist Church, when I nailed the plan of salvation down and honestly contended “for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints” (Jude 1:3). The pastors and people at Harvest love heresy. 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?” Sadly, we are at war in our churches today over the inspiration of the Bible...

“This isn't over Jack Hyles, this is over fundamentalism! These are evangelicals fighting fundamentalists—that's what it's all about; and their effort is to destroy Hyles-Anderson College. Over my dead body they'll destroy Hyles-Anderson College; and their effort is to destroy the First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana; and I'll go to the finish before I'll let it happen! That's what's going on!” —Dr. Jack Hyles, a truthful quote from the needful sermon, “Weathering The Storm!

Tragically, Hyles-Anderson College no longer fights for the inspiration of the Bible. In fact, they've denied the inspiration of the King James Bible since 2008. By no longer standing, they are already changing and headed downhill. And when I say Hyles-Anderson College, I really mean First Baptist Church of Hammond, because they own and control the college. Pastor Bob Gray Sr. is absolutely right:

“When you change, you never have a set position anymore. Truth is set. Truth is stable. Change is not. When you leave the truth, you don't stop anywhere, you keep on changing! And that's why it's called 'backsliding'!” —Dr. Bob Gray Sr., a quote from the sermon, 'Truth Vs. Change'

The King James Bible hasn't changed since 1611. Why does Bob Jones University sell, use and bid Godspeed to the corrupt modern Bible revisions? It is because of the love of money (1st Timothy 6:10), which has caused them to err from the faith. Dr. Jack Hyles fully saw the Devil at work among neo-evangelicals in the churches...

“All over the country there are people gathering in living rooms for cottage prayer meetings and Bible studies. They have no evangelism, they have no invitation, they are not getting anybody baptized, and they have no house-to-house soul winning, street preaching, or passing out of tracts... They just go deeper and deeper in the Word until they are teaching things that God does not even know... They are destroying a church by seeking truth...”

SOURCE: Dr. Jack Hyles, a quote from chapter 29 of the excellent book, THE CHURCH.

In the preceding quote, Dr. Hyles practically gives the address of Bob Jones University! Without BJU, there is no Harvest Baptist Church on Guam! That is how enamored they are with BJU, Bible corrupting headquarters! When a fundamentalist gets kicked out and banned from a neoevangelical church, which is what Harvest Baptist Church did to me, I am going to preach even harder against the Devil's counterfeit Bibles that Harvest uses, and against the false gospel of Lordship Salvation that Harvest preaches! I love you all with God's unconditional love, which is why I preach THE TRUTH!

“A man doesn't get better to get saved; he gets saved to get better.”
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