The Devil's Bible Revisions Make Salvation Hard

By David J. Stewart | May 2020

KING JAMES BIBLE (KJB) - 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.'

       I cannot warn everyone enough to stay away from the Devil's modern Bible revisions. Professed Christians are in denial in the churches today. They might as well embrace deadly ferocious bears just before hibernating season, when bears are most dangerous and likely to eat humans! I mean, if you use the modern Bible revisions, you might as well stick your finger into an electrical outlet while standing in a bathtub filled with water! These Bibles today are dangerous to your soul!

As an example: Let's compare a popular passage of Scripture from the book of Matthew:

KING JAMES BIBLE (KJB) - 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.'

ENGLISH STANDARD VERSION (ESV) - Matthew 7:13-14, 'Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.'

You don't have to be an English professor to know, that the words “narrow” and “hard” have two very different meanings! We've got a bunch of ignoramus preachers and Bible professors running around in America, who couldn't discern THE TRUTH if their lives dependent upon it! They should all be fired and run out of town as fraudsters!!!

What saith the Scripture? 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.” There you have it—salvation is simple! There is nothing “HARD” about getting saved! What saith the Scripture? Matthew 11:28-30, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Receiving God's gracious gift of eternal life is free, simple, easy and light!!!

Why did the Lord call the way which leadeth unto life “NARROW”? That is simply because it is so simple to be saved, that most people miss it! Luke 13:23-24, “Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them, Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.” Why is that? Why will MANY seek to enter into Heaven, but only a few shall be able?

Let's see what Jesus said in Matthew 7:21-23, “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, [There's your cult of Lordship Salvation right there!] shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” This is an amazing passage of Scripture! These obviously were religious people, because they “prophesied” [preached] and did “many wonderful works” IN JESUS NAME! They were committed to Christ! They were followers of Jesus! They did everything in the Lord's precious name! They even called Him “Lord” repeatedly! Yet, Jesus called them “workers of iniquity” and said these horrifying words to them: “I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” Can you imagine?

The reason why “MANY” people shall seek to enter into Heaven, is simply because most religious people falsely think they are going to Heaven! Over one billion Roman Catholics think they are going to Heaven someday, but they are woefully mistaken! Keeping the Seven Sacraments never saved anybody! Partial faith in Jesus Christ plus works is a counterfeit plan of salvation, which does not produce the required second birth. Jesus warned in John 3:7, “Ye must be born again.” The Catholic Pope will split Hell wide open the second he breathes his last breath, because he is already spiritually dead! No Mormons will ever enter into Heaven, because they trust in water baptism and have another Jesus. Likewise, no Jehovah's Witness will enter into Heaven, because they add works and also have another Jesus! Members of the demonic Church of Christ will not be allowed into Heaven, because they foolishly trust in turning from sins, water baptism and public confession to be saved. When we look at the thousands of different religions today, realizing that salvation is not found in any of them, it becomes clear why Jesus said “MANY” shall seek to enter into Heaven, but only “FEW” shall be able. Will you be among the few dear friend?

Jesus plainly tells us WHY these religious devotees in Matthew 7:21-23 went to Hell. He said in Matthew 7:21 that they failed to do THE WILL OF MY FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN”! John 6:40 tells us the Father's will concerning salvation, “And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.” You get saved by BELIEVING on the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Savior!!! Tens of millions of professed Christians today are going straight to Hell when they die, because they are living the Christian life, but have never been born-again!!! Satan's greatest weapon is to con people into living the Christian life without ever being born-again!!!

Devils In The Pulpit At Bob Jones University And Their Alumni

Those unsaved heretics in Matthew 7:21-23 remind me of so many professed Christians today e.g., Bob Jones University, Ray Comfort, Steve Pettit, Harvest Baptist Church on Guam, John MacArthur, R.C Sproul, Moody Bible Institute, Paul Washer, Chip Ingram, Beth Moore, Don Blackwell, Doug Batchelor, Billy Graham and countless other reprobates), who pervert the Gospel of free grace by adding that you must be willing to “turn from your sins,” “make full surrender,” “follow Jesus as 'Lord',” “count the cost,” “run the race” or “persevere” to be saved. These things are all proper in their place, but none of them comprise the Gospel! You may do all these things and still never be saved at all! All of the aforementioned people and religious groups that I mentioned are trying to substitute living the Christian life, for faith alone in the Good News of Christ crucified, buried and resurrected (1st Corinthians 15:1-4). 'Why Be Born Again?' (Pastor Jack Hyles; You can improve a human, but not make him a Christian!)

The inspired King James Bible says in Matthew 7:14, that the way which leads unto life is “NARROW,” not “HARD.” The only thing “HARD” are their hearts at Harvest Baptist Church on Guam, who have rejected and ostracized me since 2014 because I befriended them with THE TRUTH! They are all shameful Bob Jones University (BJU) alumni. BJU officially uses, sells and sanctions the Devil's 'English Standard Version' (ESV), which corrupts Matthew 7:14 to say that the way is “HARD” that leads to life! That is why false prophet Dr. Steve Pettit (president of BJU) made this heretical statement, teaching works for salvation...

“So not only does it [The Race] have a start, but 'The Race' has to be run! It starts with faith, but it continues with faithfulness. You start the race with the purpose of finishing the race. Nobody starts the race, so that they can quit half-way through. When you start in faith, you need to run and finish in faith. However, let me also remind you, that this race is HARD. Is a race not hard? Is it not difficult to get out and run?” —Dr. Steve Pettit (“What Does It Mean To Run 'The Race'?” -  6:34)

If you listen to the entire sermon, you will be horrified, as I was! Mr. Pettit teaches 2,700 BJU students that you cannot just say, “I got saved,” and then that's it. Those are his exact words, which you can see in the preceding link to an article I wrote. Dr. Pettit says that Heaven is the “award” for faithfully running 'The Race.' He says getting saved is just the start of the race, and you absolutely “MUST PERSEVERE” (again, his exact words) to get the “award” of Heaven. What a Satanic heretic! Folks, eternal life is not an “award,” it is a “free gift” (Romans 5:15-18). Running 'The Race' as a believer is discipleship, not salvation; we must not confuse the two! Once you receive God's free gift, it is a done deal. You are not required by God to live a certain way, nor to run a race, nor be willing to turn away from sinful bad habits, nor to follow Jesus or make Him the Lord of your life. If any of these things were necessary to be saved, then it would really be an exchange of sorts, and not a gift at all. Why is it so difficult for preachers to see this Biblical truth?

Getting born-again is easy, simple and free, so that even a small child can be saved (2nd Timothy 3:15). Anyone who comes along making salvation “HARD” is preaching another gospel. Steve Pettit is just as guilty of perverting the Gospel as Dr. John MacArthur, who says:

Don’t believe anyone who says it’s easy to become a Christian. Salvation for sinners cost God His own Son; it cost God’s Son His life, and it’ll cost you the same thing. Salvation isn’t gained by reciting mere words. Saving faith transforms the heart, and that in turn transforms behavior. Faith’s fruit is seen in actions, not intentions. There’s no room for passive spectators: words without actions are empty and futile. Remember that what John saw in his vision of judgment was a Book of Life, not a book of Words or Book of Intellectual Musings. The life we live, not the words we speak, reveals whether our faith is authentic. [emphasis added]

SOURCE: Dr. John MacArthur'Grace To You,' an updated quote from his book 'Hard To Believe,' page 93.

By the way, Pastor John MacArthur is an alumni of Bob Jones University. Birds of a feather flock together!!! These are Devil's birds that need to be caged! As you just read, Mr. MacArthur says it is “HARD” to be saved, and he says it will COST YOU EVERYTHING!!! Dr. MacArthur even titled his stupid book, “HARD TO BELIEVE”! What ever happened to God's free gift of eternal life? What the hell is wrong with Bob Jones University today? They've got the 'English Standard Version' on their brain... HARD, HARD, HARD! That is what Matthew 7:14 says in their perverted ESV translation... “HARD”! No wonder the Bob Jones camp are all so messed up doctrinally nowadays!!!

The Simplicity That Is In Jesus Christ

The “SIMPLICITY” is 'The Gospel' itself. Romans 1:16, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.” Somewhere along the way the Bob Jones' crowd lost 'The Gospel'! There is nothing “HARD” about getting saved. It is not hard to find the way to be saved, it's right in front of your face in the Word of God. Matthew 7:14 teaches that the way unto life is “NARROW,” meaning that it is so simple that few men find it. It's a bit like using Google. When you search for a topic, only a handful of paid advertisements or select webpages appear at the top of the search engines. You often have to do your homework to find the correct information several webpages deep. There are exceptions of course, depending on what you are searching for. My point is that there are thousands of religions clamoring for your support, money and loyalty; so the chances of you finding true Christianity is greatly reduced. Religion is one of the ways that Satan (the god of this world), blinds the minds of lost people, to hinder them from seeing the glorious light of the Gospel, lest they be saved (2nd Corinthians 4:3-4).

It's like “Magic Eye,” which you've probably seen. I used to enjoy looking at them in the Chicago Sun Times. They don't have them on Guam. I've tried to look at the ones on the internet, but they don't work. They need to be printed on paper to work properly. Magic Eye is really cool. When you look at the picture long enough, staring through it, a hidden image appears and it looks three dimensional, like it is floating in the image. That is a lot like the Gospel. People go to churches their entire life, being religious from the cradle to the casket; yet they never see the truth of the Gospel. It is clear to me that Dr. Steve Pettit at Bob Jones College is religious, and has never truly seen the Gospel and been born-again, which is why he says the heretical stuff that he does! Very few religious people ever truly experience salvation by GRACE!

When you hear religious people talking about “grace,” but then they foolishly ADD that you must “be willing to repent and turn from your sins,” you know they don't truly understand God's grace!!! Someone said that G.R.A.C.E. could be expressed as an acronym meaning: “God's Riches At Christ's Expense.” I like that. So why does a person have to be willing to turn away from their sinful bad habits to receive God's Riches At Christ's Expense? Steve Pettit doesn't understand grace! Bob Jones University does not understand grace! If grace only comes to those who are committed to forsaking their sinful ways, then eternal life cannot be a gift, it is an exchange of sorts, where you give to get! You see, since they don't understand the Word of God, false teachers corrupt God's simple plan of salvation in an attempt to force people to live a holy life; adding a willingness to change (false repentance) as a condition to receive what Christ has already paid for with His blood—a gift which God freely offers to anyone who simply BELIEVES! A willingness to turn from sins is reformation, not repentance! Bob Jones University sinfully requires their 2,700 students to reform as a condition of receiving the gift of God! Thus, I can say with all Biblical confidence and certainty that Bob Jones University is of the Devil! GET RIGHT WITH GOD!!!

I heard Dr. Pettit the other day scare 2,700 students that the ones who are “perpetual liars” will go to Hell. No, Steve Pettit is the only one going to Hell, for perverting the Gospel! The Bible warns in Revelation 21:7 that “ALL LIARS” go to Hell, not just perpetual liars. James 2:10 says if you tell even one lie (one sin), you are guilty of all and deserve to go to Hell forever! That is why we all need a Savior, so we can escape God's wrath in Hell (Romans 5:9; John 3:16). The fact that Mr. Petit thinks professed Christians who are perpetually sinful are not saved, tells me he is not saved himself, because he doesn't understand grace! Acts 13:39 teaches that every believer is “JUSTIFIED FROM ALL THINGS.” Romans 5:20 teaches that when a believer sins, “GRACE DID MUCH MORE ABOUND.” A believer falls IN GRACE, never FROM GRACE! Let's get it right folks!

Bob Jones University is still considered by many Baptist churches to be the citadel of fundamentalism in the world, but in reality they are a house of devils propagating a demonic false gospel of works! The ESV Bible revision that BJU sells, uses and promotes, says the way to salvation is “HARD,” which is a lie of the Devil. Getting saved is easy, simple, free, instant and permanent, if you want it right now!!! Simply come to God as a needy sinner, by faith receiving Christ's sacrifice on the cross as payment for your sins, believing that He was buried and three days later physically resurrected from the dead for your justification, and you are saved! It's that simple, and nothing else is required of you.

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