Today's Lukewarm Churches Love False Prophets
By David J. Stewart
June 2017 | Updated October 2017
Jeremiah 5:30-31, “A wonderful and horrible thing is committed in the land; 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?”
Woe unto the churches today! I have received numerous e-mails from web friends in the continent of Africa, telling me that there are no godly churches there. One African gentlemen, Matthew, told me that the churches in South Africa are mostly Charismatic and teach the heresy that salvation can be lost. It is virtually impossible to find a good church in most places around the world.
NOTE: And may I say, kindly, if you believe that salvation can be lost, then you are not saved. One of my favorite preachers, Dr. Hank Lindstrom explains this important truth in his classic MP3 sermon titled, “How Permanent Is Your Salvation?” I hope that you will please listen to it.
Thankfully, there is still a small handful of godly churches across the United States today. Most of them are small obscure country churches, off the radar, unheard of by most, still doing a faithful work for God. They are King James Bible ONLY churches! They are soul-winning churches! They preach the free grace simple Gospel.
Unfortunately, most churches have been corrupted today. This is especially true of independent Baptist churches. I hate to say it, but it is true. Pastor Jack Hyles (1926-2001) warned that heresy was creeping into our fundamental churches by the hour. Well, that was decades ago! Today, the heresy has crept in, and it has been there for a long time, and our churches are dead. Please listen to the awesome MP3 sermons by Dr. Hyles titled: Fundamental Heresy and Our Mixed Up Fundamental Christianity.
I have examined umpteen Baptist church websites, to see what they teach concerning how to be saved, and it is disturbing. Pastors like Dr. Charles Lawson are doing much damage, by denying easy-believism, falsely accusing preachers and Bible colleges of leaving off repentance. If you read the preceding article that I wrote refuting Dr. Lawson, I show where he criticizes Dr. Jack Hyles, quoting from his book, “Enemies Of Soul-Winning,” from Dr. Hyles' excellent chapter on “Lordship Salvation.” Pastor Lawson accuses Dr. Hyles of leaving off repentance, which means that he is saying Brother Hyles went to Hell. No, Charles Lawson is the one is danger of going to Hell. Pastor Lawson teaches that if a man is still living in gross sin, he is not saved, because he has never repented. Clearly, Pastor Lawson has a wrong view of repentance, seeing it as a change of mind that must include a change of life. This is Lordship Salvation!!!
All of the modern Bible PERversions teach Lordship Salvation, by corrupting Romans 10:9 to say that you must say “Jesus is Lord” to be saved. That's not what the accurate King James Bible reads. The real Bible says, “confess the Lord Jesus Christ.” If you admit that you are a guilty sinner in God's sight, and you believe in your heart that Jesus is the Son of God Who died on the cross for your sins, and that He was buried, and that He raised up three days later, you are saved. It is the “gift” of eternal life. A gift is freely offered and freely received. You don't have to ask God to save you! He has already promised to “SAVE THEM THAT BELIEVE” (1st Corinthians 1:21). If you believe (trust), you are saved!!! It's that simple. Charles Lawson is a false prophet!!!
BATTLE OF THE AGES (MP3 by Dr. Hyles, “The King James Bible crowd is going to come out on top!”)
America's Wicked Church Congregations Love False Prophets!
The Holy Bible says in Jeremiah 5:30-31 that in ancient Israel, the prophets preached FALSELY and the people loved it! The priests did things their way instead of God's way, and the people loved it! Jeremiah 5:30-31, “A wonderful and horrible thing is committed in the land; 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?” The word “wonderful” here means “astonishing,” that is, shocking! Well, a shocking and horrible thing is happening in America today... pastors are preaching heresy and the congregations are tolerating it! Why oh why???
There's a large independent Baptist church down the street from me, the Bob Jones University camp. They have two Gospels in their church. I know, because I attended there for a year. I heard the senior pastor teach Lordship Salvation from the pulpit. He said that it's not enough to merely admit you're a sinner, but also, you must turn away from committing those sins. That pastor ought to be fired! Sadly, his church congregation LOVES TO HEAR FALSE PREACHING! They love heretics like Evangelist Ray Comfort. In fact, they even invited Ray to speak at their church years ago.
Yet, I spoke with some saved members of the church, who believed in a free grace view of the Gospel. Other unsaved staff members adhered firmly to Lordship Salvation, believing that more than faith in the Gospel is required to be saved. One man who teaches in their religious school told me that he believes a commitment to turn away from sinful bad habits is necessary to be saved. That is works and a false Gospel! They have two Gospels floating around in their lukewarm church! That's the pastor's fault, for tolerating doctrinal corruption in the church. Ironically, they confronted me in 2014 and told me to stop telling people that the Alexandrian Bible versions are corrupt. THEY ARE CORRUPT!!!
I'm talking about a local independent Baptist church that has a dozen different Bible versions circulating in the pews every Sunday? This is the Bob Jones crowd. Their pastors are prophesying falsely and the people LOVE TO HAVE IT SO!!!
What do you expect from the Bob Jones University crowd? I mean, in their campus store (which you can go verify online), they sell the English Standard Version (ESV). The ESV? ... What a piece of garbage! The ESV has all the same corruptions as all the other Alexandrian perversions!!! Please read, The Alexandrian Bible Crowd Must Be Rebuked!!! Bob Jones University LOVES TO HAVE IT SO!!! Oh yes, bring in the corrupt Bibles! Oh yes, tell us big lies Devil, corrupt us! Oh yeah, we love counterfeit Bibles!!! They're loving it! You know, instead of MacDonald's using the slogan “I'M LOVING IT!” I think Bob Jones University (BJU) should start using their own slogan which says... “WE'RE LOVING IT!” Yes, we're loving the New World Order Bible Versions! Yes, WE'RE LOVING the Devil's corrupt Bible “PERversions.”
Today's sickly Baptist churches who invite sickly ministers like Ravi Zacharias, and distribute sickly literature by sickly heretics like John MacArthur, and honor sickly evangelists like Ray Comfort... THEY'RE LOVING IT!!! Yes, THEY'RE LOVING IT!!! THEY'RE LOVING running the Lord's church into the ground! Revelation 3:15-16, “I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.” God hates indifference! The opposite of love is not hate, it is INDIFFERENCE!!! Today's shallow Moody Bible Institute crowd are indifferent... this Bible, that Bible... who cares? Today's shallow Bob Jones University crowd are indifferent... this Bible, that Bible... who cares? In their campus bookstore they sell the New American Standard Bible (NASB), and the English Standard Version (ESV), and the King James Bible (KJB), and the New King James Version (NKJV). Whew... which one will they choose? Who cares, it doesn't matter to them, because THEY'RE LOVING IT!!!
“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.”
Why do churches send their youth to be corrupted at Bob Jones University? Why do churches send their youth to be corrupted at Moody Bible Institute? We need to hear church congregations all across America and the world say to their bad pastors... YOU'RE FIRED!!! Any bad pastor who is okay and tolerant of using multiple Bible versions (based upon differing ancient texts) needs to be FIRED!!! Any bad pastor who is okay and tolerant of John MacArthur, Paul Washer and Ray Comfort needs to be FIRED!!! Any bad preacher who is silent about these evils ought NEVER be invited to your church!
I wanted to vomit this week when I found out that a local independent Baptist church (aka, the Bob Jones camp) invited Dr. Ravi Zacharias to speak to their spiritually lifeless congregation (it's a big social club). Ravi is a massive ecumenical false prophet! He travels around the world, giving wishy-washy answers to pointed questions, painstakingly avoiding offending false religions (to their damnation), patting Mormons on the back as brethren in the Lord, being as vague and ambiguous and evasive as possible. Consequently (religious crime pays well), he rakes in $25,000,000 a year (He should FIRE himself!!!), and he never gets anybody saved. Mormons applaud him after speaking to them. I've never seen a guy spend so much mental energy, with little, if any, effectiveness to get souls saved! Ravi uses big theological words that the common man doesn't grasp, soaring way over people's heads, helping NO ONE. Look for yourself at Ravi's false Gospel message!
“All things truly wicked start from innocence.” ―Ernest Hemingway, Author
Beware of Anyone Who Says That ONLY the Original Scriptures Were Inspired
I'm so sick of hearing hypocrites say that they believe God's Words are inspired ONLY in the originals. Respectfully, even Hyles-Anderson College (HAC) has sold out, adopting this errant doctrinal position.
Folks, we DON'T have any originals available today!!! All we have are translations. So what they're really saying is that we DON'T have God's very pure Words today. That means we don't have God's Word!!! We'll, I say that WE DO have God's inspired and preserved Word in the King James Bible.
Those who claim that only the original Scriptures were inspired, are saying that the omnipotent God of this universe is so impotent (powerless), that He couldn't keep His promise in Psalm 12:7 to preserve His pure words unto every generation. They're saying that the King James Bible is not inspired!
That is exactly what HAC believes today! And I believe they are wrong!!! The King James Bible is either inspired or else it's not God's Holy Word!!!!!!!
Let's compare Psalms 12:7 in the accurate King James Bible, and then see what the Devil's Bible versions change (reduce) God's solemn promise to preserve His very pure words to...
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."
English Standard Version (ESV)
Psalms 12:6-7, “The words of the Lord are pure words, like silver refined in a furnace on the ground, purified seven times. You, O Lord, will keep them; you will guard us from this generation forever.”
Easy To Read Version (ERV)
Psalms 12:6-7, "The Lord’s words are true and pure, like silver purified by fire, like silver melted seven times to make it perfectly pure. Lord, take care of the helpless. Protect them forever from the wicked people in this world."
I feel nauseated just reading the modern satanic Bible PERversions, which have ALL corrupted Psalm 12:7, completely removing God's solemn promise to preserve His very pure Word unto every generation!!! ALL of the modern Bible versions say that God protects the saints, instead of His Word. That is wicked!!!!!! ONLY the King James Bible still upholds THE TRUTH that God has promised to preserve His words. Either God is a liar, or else we DO have a perfect Bible somewhere in the world today (which I believe to be the English King James Bible).
Ungodly Thought-for-Thought Modern Bible Translations
Corrupt Modern Bible Versions Go hand-in-Hand With False Gospel of Lordship Salvation
I guarantee you that a church that uses the Alexandrian Bible PERversions (which basically means every revision of the Scriptures published since 1881), also teaches Lordship Salvation.
The reason why is not hard to figure out, because the Devil's Bible versions all corrupt what it means to “repent,” and corrupt Romans 10:9 to teach Lordship Salvation.
The modern Bible version craze is Satan's grandest achievement.
It is a generational plot to undermine the Word of God, through contamination, elimination and confusion.
Please read, Are More Bible Versions Bad for the Good Book? Yes, they are! According to the preceding article (which is very good by the way), over half of the customers who go into a Christian bookstore looking to buy a Bible, are so overwhelmed by the confusion caused by having to choose between so many different Bibles, they they leave without actually buying one!!! I can't blame them!!!
The Satanic Influence of Modern Bible Versions On the Plan of Salvation
Yet, today's lukewarm Church congregations LOVE TO HAVE IT SO!!! Church hire pastors, and churches ought to FIRE THE BAD ONES!!! Why do churches keep bad pastors? I mean, people fire their lawyers all the time. People fire their doctors all the time! So why do religious people tolerate fakes, phonies and compromisers in the pulpit (the most important job in the universe)? For a pastor to step down from his pulpit to become the President of the United States would be a major demotion, a pathetic step down, a great loss of honor, a travesty of justice. Yet, the average knuckleheaded Baptist pastor today has a lackadaisical attitude toward his calling, fumbling through five different Bible versions to prepare his sermonette. GET RIGHT WITH GOD YOU SORRY RASCAL!!!
I'm talking to the Bob Jones camp! I'm talking to the Moody camp! I'm talking to the Southern Baptist Convention! Oh wait, they're a religious amusement park now! God deliver us from the religious fun centers we have today all across America, where a bunch of lame ducks meet a couple times each week to play church, watch religious movies, have fun, eat popcorn and play canned accompaniment music (music in a can) while they “pray.”
I'm not against all those things in their proper place, just so long as in the church there is hard preaching against sin, the King James Bible is exalted, and the simple Gospel is taught. What is wrong with everybody these days? God never intended for the New Testament Church to become a mere social club for snobs. Doesn't truth matter anymore? Doesn't the purity of God's Word matter anymore? Doesn't being real matter anymore? Doesn't the purity of the Gospel matter anymore? I mean, do you really believe that Acts 8:37 doesn't belong in the Holy Bible?
I get sick listening to Pacific Garden Mission's Lordship Salvation garbage, on their “Unshackled” radio program, telling Skid Row men that they can't just continue in sin if they really want Christ to save them. YES, THEY CAN CONTINUE IN SIN AND STILL RECEIVE THE FREE GIFT OF ETERNAL LIFE!!!! THAT'S WHY IT'S A FREE GIFT!!!!!!!
I love and fully agree with the following sermon quote from Pastor Ralph Yankee Arnold of the Calvary Community Church in Tampa, Florida...
“'You can't tell me you can trust Christ as Savior, and then go out here and live like the Devil, and still go to Heaven!' Yes, I can tell you that! That's what the Bible says. If you don't come to the conclusion, that—Yes, you can trust Christ as your Savior and live like the Devil, and still go to Heaven when you die—you don't get grace, because that is the exact truth! That is the truth! I do not have to change my life! I don't have to stop one sin! You say, 'I've never heard a preacher say that.' You just heard one! And you listen to me—I want to live as holy and as godly as I possibly can. I am now 70 years old. I've been saved for 52 years. ... the only reason I'm going to Heaven is because, 52 years ago in a little living room, I accepted Christ as my Savior.” —Pastor Ralph Yankee Arnold, a great quote from the awesome sermon, “Calvinism And Grace Are NOT Compatible.
Isn't that beautiful? I thank God for Brother Arnold and their needful ministry in Florida, which has done a tremendous job over the years defending the simplicity that is in Christ, which is THE GOSPEL (2nd Corinthians 11:3-4; Romans 1:16). Michael P. Bowen attributes his book, “I Never Knew You,” to an MP3 sermon he heard by Dr. Hank Lindstrom titled, “How Permanent Is Your Salvation?” When I read that in Michael's book, I went searching online for the sermon, and had trouble finding it, but I found it praise God, and have made sure that now everyone can hear it easily. It is a classic and needful sermon on salvation.
“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. They just don't care which Bible is God's Word. 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. Here is a truthful quote from Pastor Jack Hyles...
“God has a special rebuke, again and again and again in the Bible,
toward those people who keep their neutrality in the work of God!”
—SOURCE: Dr. Jack Hyles, a quote from the great MP3 sermon, “Where Were You In The Battle?”
Ninety Percent of Religious Tracts are Garbage!
Kindly, I get disgusted as I view the tract rack in back of most Baptist churches, wondering if the church's pastor has ever even bothered to read the tracts. They are filled with all sorts of theological heresy, unnecessary additions to the Gospel which corrupt it. I recently read a religious tract (it certainly wasn't a Gospel tract) that I picked up in a local Baptist church. I was numb as I read what it contained inside... give control of your life to Christ, make Jesus Lord and turn away from your sins to be saved!!! Folks, none of those things are a part of the Good News (i.e., Gospel) of Jesus Christ, by which we are saved. It's a serious matter.
The average pastor and congregation these days doesn't care. THEY LOVE TO HAVE IT SO!!! Doctrinal integrity is out the window. Most people dismiss the problem as being a mere matter of semantics (i.e., variations in language expression). But there are NO SEMANTICS when it comes to the Gospel, because the Scriptures clearly define “the Gospel” for us in 1st Corinthians 15:1-4, as Christ's DEATH on the cross for our sins, His BURIAL, and His bodily RESURRECTION three days later. These three things comprise “the Gospel.”
“You can sit there and say, 'Oh, well, you just took it too far. You just took King James onlyism too far!' Well, you know what brother, you can't take it far enough, when they're pushing all these false versions, and all the bookstores, and the Christian bookstores, and all of your big name preachers are all preaching false versions! You know, we need to stand our ground on this issue!!!” —a great quote by Pastor Steven Anderson from the awesome sermon, “Saved By The Word” | MP3).
If you BELIEVE the Gospel, you are saved. The only qualifier to believing the Gospel is to admit you are a guilty sinner in God's sight, because you must realize why you need a Savior, why you need to be saved, what you are being saved from. If you're not a sinner, then why would you need a Savior? No one has ever been saved who refused to admit being a guilty sinner in God's eyes. This is the whole purpose for which the Old Testament Law was given. Romans 3:19, “Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.” Amen! God has divided His Word into two great divisions of the Old Covenant (LAW) and the New Covenant (GOSPEL). The LAW shows men their sinnership and need for salvation, which is satisfied by faith in the GOSPEL presented in the New Covenant. That is very simple to understand, isn't it? I like that truth. That simplifies the entire Bible, doesn't it? I think it does very well.
I love all my web visitors, friend and foe alike. I am here by God's grace to help others in the Lord. I don't get paid for this and wouldn't take payment if you threw it at me. I'd run away... lol. I do this for the Lord, to lay up eternal treasures in Heaven, where moth and rust doth not corrupt, and thieves do not break through and steal (Matthew 6:19-20). My reward is in Heaven. But my greatest reward in eternity will be all the souls of people saved, and influenced for Christ, through my humble labors. I don't take credit for anything, for without Jesus we can do nothing (John 15:5). I give the Lord all the due praise and credit, for it is His precious indwelling Holy Spirit that motivates me to do what I do by faith. Jesus is so precious!!!
“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
Souls are Dying
Too long I've laid me down to sleep, and prayed the Lord my soul to keep.
I should awake before I die, and realize time is passing by;
And rise and go and tell the lost, despite my plans despite the cost.
Too long I've laid me down to sleep, while multitudes about me weep;
And other cries of dark despair, for no one ever seems to care.
My life is short, and soon I'll stand, with sinner's bloods upon my hand;
Unless I wake before I die, and realize time is passing me by.
An Awesome Video Sermon by Dr. John R. Rice, 1895-1980
The Sevenfold Sin of Those Who Do Not Win Souls
Getting Started Soul-Winning
MP3 (by Pastor Steven Anderson)
MP3(by Pastor Danny Castle)
If you don't believe the Bible, you can either get right or die wrong!
“Indifferentism is the worst kind of disease that can affect people.” ―B.R. Ambedkar
Souls are Dying—2nd Thessalonians 1:8
“In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not THE GOSPEL of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Ye Must Be Born Again!
How to Be Saved
You Need HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS!!!