The False Gospel Of Eric Ludy

By David J. Stewart | March 2012

       There is a false gospel that has gone viral on YouTube and the internet by Eric Ludy which teaches the lie of Lordship Salvation (the false teaching that a person must surrender all to Christ in order to be saved).

The DEATH, BURIAL and RESURRECTION of Jesus Christ is not mentioned even once throughout the 11:27 minute film. This is not the gospel of Jesus Christ. The film teaches that since Jesus shed His blood for us that we must surrender our life completely or not be saved. This is what they define as “THE GOSPEL.”

At 7:59 in the video, the viewer is asked “Will you allow Me to overtake your life?” The film says that this is the most important part of the gospel, saying that you must surrender your will, heart, mind and body to do the total and complete will of God.

Ladies and gentleman, this is damnable heresy and a road to Hell.

This shameful short film is titled THE GOSPEL, produced by the Ellerslie Mission Society...

Eric Ludy serves as the President of Ellerslie Mission Society. He is also the teaching pastor at the Church at Ellerslie and the lead instructor in the Ellerslie Leadership Training. Eric is a best-selling author of more than a dozen books and a highly respected voice in the Church today, especially on issues of Biblical sexuality, manhood, prayer, and the deeper Christian life. When asked about his denominational leanings,

Eric very simply says, “Just stick Leonard Ravenhill, C.T. Studd, Hudson Taylor, Rees Howells, and Charles Spurgeon into a blender, and that’s pretty close to what I believe.”  For the past sixteen years, Eric has been a popular speaker at colleges, conferences and events, and has been a guest on nearly every major Christian radio platform.

SOURCE: Eric Ludy’s Official Bio Page

Eric Ludy also has a website is at, who's founder of the Ellerslie Mission Society.

The music score was done by Steve Rosen Music.

May I say, the Bible defines “THE GOSPEL” for us in 1st Corinthians 15:1-4...

1st Corinthians 15:1-4, “Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.”

The good news is that Jesus Christ DIED, was BURIED and ROSE again for our sins. If you acknowledge your debt of sin and receive THE GOSPEL as payment for your sins, you will be saved eternally. Nothing is required on your part except to “BELIEVE ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, AND THOU SHALT BE SAVED” (Acts 16:30-31).

You don't merit, deserve nor earn eternal life. It is a free gift, paid for by Jesus' precious, literal, blood (Ephesians 2:8-9; 1st Peter 1:18-19). Note: All Scripture references are only to the trustworthy and inspired King James Bible.

Religion wants to fit us with glasses; the Lord wants to open our eyes. Religion, if it shows us the Word at all, shows it to us through a filter of tradition. The Lord wants us to be free to preach and believe the Word as it is.

If you want to be saved, you must come as a guilty sinner. 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.” That's the purpose of the Law of God in the Bible, that is, to show us our desperate need for the Savior. This truth is further evidenced in Galatians 3:24-26, “Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster. For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.” Notice that we become a child of God by FAITH and not by WORKS of self-righteousness.

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.”

Eric Ludy is propagating a false gospel of self-righteousness. Dr. Harry Ironside (who pastored the Moody Memorial Church in Chicago from 1930 to 1948) eloquently said it well in his excellent and timeless book, WHAT IS THE GOSPEL? ...

“The Gospel is not a call to repentance, or to amendment of our ways, to make restitution for past sins, or to promise to do better in the future. These things are proper in their place, but they do not constitute the Gospel; for the Gospel is not good advice to be obeyed, it is good news to be believed. Do not make the mistake then of thinking that the Gospel is a call to duty or a call to reformation, a call to better your condition, to behave yourself in a more perfect way than you have been doing in the past …

Nor is the Gospel a demand that you give up the world, that you give up your sins, that you break off bad habits, and try to cultivate good ones. You may do all these things, and yet never believe the Gospel and consequently never be saved at all.”

SOURCE: Pastor Harry A. Ironside, from the sermon: WHAT IS THE GOSPEL?

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