The Danger of Living a Religious Life Without Truth

By David J. Stewart | June 2017

Matthew 15:7-9, “Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.”

       Woe unto the churches today!!! Something shocking and horrible is happening across the world, and most people are being deceived by the Devil. The Holy Scriptures foretold that Satan would deceive “THE WHOLE WORLD.” Revelation 12:9, “And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.”

Even the churches are being deceived, from the heresy of Lordship Salvation, to the counterfeit Bible versions, to the lie of Zionism, to the fraud of a young earth, et cetera. The Devil is deceiving most of the churches concerning the Gospel.

Something horrible that I have noticed is many churchgoers are faithfully living a religious life—attending church, dressing modestly, listening only to religious music, talking the religious talk, associating with only other religious people, being loyal only to their particular religious clique, living a clean and moral life—yet at the same time these damned people are using Satanic Bible versions, following a demonic corrupted Gospel that requires discipleship for salvation, and have no genuine concern for the truth. They are damned because they have believed a lie!

The Scriptures proclaim a CURSE upon anyone who preaches “ANOTHER GOSPEL,” and that CURSE extends to any people who trust in that false Gospel...

Galatians 1:6-9, “I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.”

Evangelist Ray Comfort is accursed! Pastor John MacArthur is accursed! Evangelist Paul Washer is accursed! Pastor Jon Piper is accursed! Pastor David Pawson is accursed! Evangelist Billy Graham is accursed! Pastor Joel Osteen is accursed! Pastor Rick Warren is accursed! Dr. James Dobson is accursed! Pastor Charles Lawson is accursed! Pastor Keith Gomez is accursed! All of these false prophets preach a corrupted Gospel!!! I say that not to be unkind, God knows my heart, but to be truthful.

Please read, The Problem With Pastors Today.

The Present-day Lukewarm Baptist Church of Laodicea

The sad truth is that church people almost always become loyal to their religious leaders, more than they are to THE TRUTH, so that if their human leaders go astray doctrinally, the church congregation will follow wholeheartedly into doctrinal perversion and even damnation. Listen to what the Lord Jesus said to His disciples, warning about following BLIND LEADERS. Anybody who teaches and supports Lordship Salvation is BLIND. All of the Alexandrian-based modern Bible PERversions teach the heresy of Lordship Salvation, which is a major source of corruption in the churches. Therefore, anybody who sells, uses, supports and promotes the Alexandrian Bible revisions are BLIND, and the people who follow those corrupted Bibles are also BLIND. They shall BOTH fall into the ditch!!! ...

Matthew 15:12-14, “Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying? But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up. Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.”

There's a shameful large independent Baptist church down the street from me on Guam. They're the biggest Baptist church on the island of Guam. Truthfully, they're no better than the Seventh-day Adventist religious cult down the street from me. Since Guam is a gateway to the Micronesian islands, this church is doing MAJOR DAMAGE to the cause of Christ, leading souls into Hell with their damnable Lordship Salvation heresy. This wayward church has invited reprobates Ray Comfort and Ravi Zacharias to speak to their cursed people. The pastors distribute John MacArthur study materials to their deceived members. Dr. MacArthur teaches Lordship Salvation, he denies that Jesus' blood is sprinkled on the Mercy Seat in Heaven, he says children cannot be saved (because he says committing your life to Christ is an adult experience), et cetera. John MacArthur boasts of being a 5-point Calvinist!!! Please hear, “WHY LORDSHIP SALVATION IS WRONG!” (an awesome MP3 sermon by Pastor Ralph Yankee Arnold).

The local Laodicean Baptist church are the BLIND leading the BLIND. (And by the way, if I hated them I'd mention their name, but this is not personal.) Their pastors are BLIND. Most of their congregation are BLIND. Thankfully, some folks have abandoned ship, getting out of town from that doctrinal mess, because they SAW that heresy had privily crept into the church. Sadly, hordes of new victims flock into the church monthly, being deceived concerning the Holy Bible, repentance and the Gospel. Anyone who doesn't see a problem with John MacArthur's false teachings on salvation is NOT SAVED them self. No one is saved who thinks they must forsake deliberate sinful behavior to be saved. Eternal life is a free gift (Romans 5:15).

Repentance is a change of mind unto the Gospel itself, the admission that one is a guilty sinner in the sight of a holy God (Romans 3:19). You need to see your need, that is, why you need to be saved. You are a guilty sinner in God's eyes (Romans 3:10-23). There is a penalty on that sin, eternal punishment in the fires of Hell (Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15; Revelation 21:8). That's why we need a Savior, and we have a precious one, Jesus Christ the righteous! (1st Peter 1:18-19; John 3:16). Either God saves you, or you don't get saved! Works are not allowed. Turning away from sins is a work (Jonah 3:10). Romans 4:5, “But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.”

As a faithful friend, in 2014, I had warned the church's pastors repeatedly about the corruption (false Bible versions, John MacArthur and Lordship Salvation, to name a few issues) in the church. Instead of embracing me as a Christian brother, and repenting to the Lord, they called me “a cult” and declared me their enemy. Acts 20:29, “For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.” And so it is, after I have left their messed up church, unappreciated and despised for telling them THE TRUTH, the church congregation is afflicted by grievous wolves who have spared not the flock. Those pastors have much spiritual blood on their hands, leading many people to read and trust the corrupted new Bible versions, which present a mutated, freak, perverted, view of the Gospel. The Fallacy of Thinking People Can Be Saved Through the Modern Alexandrian Bible Versions. I'm going to harp, holler and preach against every false way until the Lord takes me home to glory!!! Psalms 119:104, “Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.”

They are the apostate church at Laodicea in these present times, who are increased with goods and have need of nothing, yet God says they are wretched, poor, BLIND and naked ...

Revelation 3:15-17, “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. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked.”

The woeful Baptist church in question just invited and honored false prophet, Ravi Zacharias, who has publicly addressed hellbound Mormons as Christian brethren. This is the Bob Jones University crowd. The pastor is such good friends with the present president of BJU, that he flew from Guam to South Carolina just to be at his inauguration as BJU's new president. Folks, this is wickedness!!! Birds of a feather flock together! Ravi even apologized to Mormons for the Christian world who exposes them as children of the Devil. When Ravi finished delivering his sermonette, thousands of pacified pervert Mormons gave Ravi a standing ovation. Ravi is a prophet for hire, a satanic salesman! Also see, Ravi Zacharias Sinfully Addresses Mormons As Saved Brethren. What a wicked servant!!! What a prophet of Baal!!! What a sinister minister!!!

Bob Jones University Honor God With Their Mouths, But Not Their Hearts

How Bob Jones University and Their Graduates are Helping Damn People to Hell with False Bibles. Tragically, Bob Jones University (BJU) sells, supports and promotes the corrupt, modern, Alexandrian, Bible PERversions. Today's Lukewarm Churches Love False Prophets. ALL of the Alexandrian-based Bible perversions TEACH FOR DOCTRINES THE COMMANDMENTS OF MEN, not the pure words of God...

Matthew 15:7-9, “Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.”

Bob Jones University and their shameful graduates honor God with THEIR MOUTHS, but as the Scriptures admonish, THEIR HEART IS FAR FROM GOD!!! No one's heart is close to God who doesn't care about THE TRUTH. Their poor attitude at Bob Jones University, Moody Bible Institute (MBI) and many apostate Bible colleges today, is... “This Bible, that Bible, dozens of Bibles, it doesn't really matter, we don't have any original autographs today, so we'll just do the best we can with what we have!!!” Folks, if you buy into that lame type of attitude, then you get what you deserve on Judgment Day. Please don't let some wicked pastor or Bible college rob you of your salvation or heavenly reward in Christ. No servant of God will be rewarded for pulling on the same rope as the Devil!!!

It was communist founder Karl Marx who correctly said, “Religion is the opium of the people!!!” Opium is a powerful pain relieving plant, from which the drug heroine is derived in a laboratory. Marx was saying that people get high on religion, and he's right! Marx also realized that by recruiting religious leaders into their communist ranks, people could easily be manipulated and influenced to support their evil cause. Religion gets people high on themselves, destroys lives, recruits supporters for evil government agendas (like the illegal Iraqi War), and sends multitudes to the eternal Lake of Fire. My friend, Jesus exclaimed in John 3:3, “YE MUST BE BORN AGAIN”!!! The Holy Bible says that pure religion is helping orphans and widows in their affliction, while remaining unspotted from the world (James 1:27). In sharp contrast, 99% of what is called “religion” today helps themselves financially—giving themselves extravagant salaries (like Ravi Zacharias' $190,565 a year salary), luxurious buildings, padded pews, stained-glass windows, giant overhead projection screens, air-conditioning and a dead pulpit. America's most shameful church pastors live high on the hog!!!

Meanwhile, the world is spirally downward into Hell, unwarned about the Devil's counterfeit Bible versions, unwarned about the false Gospel of Lordship Salvation, unwarned about the eternal Lake of Fire which awaits all unbelievers (Revelation 21:8). I say this to the shame of most preachers today. And tragically, most pastors are NOT preachers! They ought not be behind any pulpit!!! A pastor who doesn't preach the truth—the simplicity that is in Christ (which is the Gospel) and only from the inspired King James Bible— ought to be fired on the spot!!! GET A MAN OF GOD IN THE PULPIT!!!

I beseech you, whoever you may be, to question the leadership in your church. I don't mean go up to them and ask them questions. I mean ask yourself, “Are these men teaching the Word of God? Do they have the Word of God?” I can tell you confidently, in full knowledge, that if your church leadership is using any of the modern English Bible translations, like the Easy-To-Read Version (ERV) or the English Standard Version (ESV), or The Voice (VOICE), or the New International Version (NIV), they are corrupted!!!

The Day of Reckoning for America's Shameful Pastors and Churches is Coming

James 3:1, “My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.”

The Sin Of Playing Church Verses Loving Truth (Bob Jones University, Moody Bible Institute, Hyles-Anderson College... games). I earnestly look forward to the Judgment Seat of Christ, when the ungodly Baptist pastors who call me and Dr. Jack Hyles “a cult” for exposing the Alexandrian Bible perversions, and for upholding the inspiration of the King James Bible as God's pure Word, are held accountable by God almighty for leading people astray with corruptible word!!! James 3:1 warns that church leaders WILL BE held more accountable on Judgment Day by the Lord, since they are leading people and affecting people's lives.

What do you think God is going to do to those wicked indifferent ministers, who despite being warned repeatedly and shown evidence that the modern Bible versions are horribly corrupt, didn't listen, didn't care and continued using and promoting the vile perversions of God's Word? I tell you truthfully, tears will flow, weeping and regret will endure for 1,000 years until Revelation 21:4, rewards will not be given, heads will roll in the Lord's harshest rebuke (Psalm 6:1; 2nd Corinthians 5:11), shame and reproach shall be upon those wicked servants, and they will be “saved; yet so as by fire” (1st Corinthians 3:15). Every time a Baptist preacher teaches Lordship Salvation, he is hindering people from entering into the Kingdom of God!!!

The world's churches are filled with spiritually LIFELESS religious people, who live moral lives, pray, sing, tithe, testify, volunteer to help the church, dot their i's and cross their t's, but something is very wrong with their heart. They don't have a passion for THE TRUTH. If their pastor says it is okay to search through a dozen different Bible versions, they do it. Common sense ought to tell any thinking person that God didn't author a dozen different Bible versions. So how in the world did we end up with HUNDREDS of Bible versions to choose from? That's the Devil. Satan knows that the best way to discourage people from reading the Holy Bible is to give them hundreds to choose from, to confuse them. Would you have any interest in a ballgame with four different scores, not knowing which one is correct? My friend, the man with two watches never knows what time it is!!! And likewise, the man with two different Bible versions doesn't know what the truth is. That's why the nation's churches are divided down the middle on what it means to repent, and how to be saved, because two different ancient Greek texts (i.e., Textus Receptus verses Alexandrian) teach two different things. Have you believed a lie?

Check and you will see, that nearly all of the corrupted churches today that are teaching a false repentance of self-reformation, and a false Gospel of Lordship Salvation, are also supportive to some degree of the Alexandrian Bible PERversions. When churches would rather have a big religious school, and lots of entertainment, rather than uphold THE TRUTH, they are no longer serving God. And when a church no longer teaches the simplicity that is in Christ, which is THE GOSPEL, and they bring corrupted Alexandrian Bible PERversions into their midst, they are NO LONGER A NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH!!! They are the “cult”!

Karl Marx (1818-1883), despite being an unsaved wicked man, was absolutely right that “Religion is the opium of the people!” People love the religious scene. It's like a drug to them!!! They love playing their musical instrument in church to show off. They love the singing. They love the entertainment, clapping for special music, watching films on the large overhead projector screens, feeling religious going to church... BUT THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT THE TRUTH!!! People love the fashion show at church, showing off their new clothing. They love the canned music played during “prayer meeting.”

And let me comment here about the oft phony Wednesday night prayer meetings in Baptist churches today. Remember what Jesus said about public prayer in Matthew 6:7-8, “But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.” God is not impressed with a bunch of phony religious people, who group together in so-called “prayer meetings,” while they don't give a flip about the purity of God's Word, don't care about the purity of the Gospel, while they promote ecumenical garbage like Ravi Zacharias, and false prophets like John MacArthur, and reprobates like Ray Comfort!!! Without a love for THE TRUTH, people are serving God in vain. They are merely going through the outward religious motions, playing church, disgracing the name of Jesus. God is seeking for believers to worship Him in THE TRUTH!!!

Kindly, that means stay away from Bob Jones University and their graduate's churches, unless you want to be corrupted with their counterfeit Bibles, Lordship Salvation taught in those fake Bible versions, and be corrupted by the horde of satanic false prophets that they coddle to. I am a TRUTH-SEEKER!!! I am a soldier of the cross!!! 2nd Timothy 2:3-4, “Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.” I am amazed how any pastor can actually think he walks with God, while fumbling through a dozen different Bible versions for the truth. That is INSANE!!! Man, you need to get your heart right with God! If you don't believe that God wrote a dozen Bibles, then why search through a dozen Bibles to prepare your sermons?

Oh, foolish pastor, who hath bewitched you that you should believe a lie? Galatians 3:1, “O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth...” Today's churches, including once faithful independent Baptist churches, are kowtowing to Satan's Bible versions. The new Bibles pervert the true meaning of repentance. According to Mark 1:15 in the Easy-To-Read Version (ERV), you have to CHANGE YOUR LIFE to be saved. That is NOT the Gospel my friend!!! It's a serious matter. I CARE! DO YOU?

“In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not THE GOSPEL of our Lord Jesus Christ.” —2nd Thessalonians 1:8

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