Moody Bible Institute’s Perverted Gospel

By David J. Stewart | January 2009

“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.” —2nd Corinthians 11:3

       Harry A. Ironside, who pastored Moody Memorial Church between 1930 and 1948, died of a heart attack in New Zealand in 1951. I cannot help but wonder if Dr. Ironside somehow caught a glimpse of what the Moody Bible Church is today that caused his heart attack. I almost had a heart attack myself when I read their plan of salvation. It’s straight from the pits of Hell. The Moody church and school are today saturated with apostasy, false doctrine and a false gospel. What happened?

I’ll tell you what happened… it’s that good-for-nothing, lousy, corrupt, piece-of-garbage, rotten, malicious, scum-filled, worthless filth called the New International Version (NIV) of the Bible. Moody church and college wouldn’t be in the mess they’re in today if they’d just remained faithful to the trustworthy King James Bible. Dwight L. Moody chose to use the King James Bible, even though he lived 300 years after the King James Bible was first published. Harry A. Ironside chose to use the King James Bible as well, hundreds of years later. Why, in just the past 30 years, have Moody Bible Church and Moody Bible Institute decided that the King James Bible isn’t good enough anymore? They’ve bought into the lie of Satan and are using a counterfeit bible?

Here is the prayer that Moody Ministries suggests for a lost sinner to pray to be saved...

"If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart
that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
Romans 10:9

God, I know that I have done things that are wrong. But I believe that Jesus died on the Cross to pay the punishment for what I’ve done. I believe that He is Your Son, the Word of God, and I want Him to be my Savior. I want Him to cleanse me of what I’ve done wrong and defeat sin for me. In His name I ask You to welcome me back to You. I know that I have followed my own rules and served my own desires. But God, I don’t want to serve myself anymore. I want to follow You. I want to spend eternity with You! Thank You for Your wonderful gift of Jesus. [emphasis added]


And then they follow with this comment...

...If you have just made a commitment to Christ, please let us know. We'd like to send you Bible study materials to help you grow in your faith. Simply complete the form below to receive these materials." [emphasis added]


Ladies and gentlemen, that is a false gospel. One DOESN’T have to make a commitment to Christ to be saved. Where does this false idea come from? Look no further than Romans 10:9 from the New American Standard Bible [NASB] which I just quoted to you from their website… “If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” That is NOT what the Word of God says. The King James Bible correctly renders the Greek in English as…

“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”

There is a world of difference between “confessing the Lord Jesus” versus “confessing Jesus as Lord.” The NASB teaches the malicious heresy of Lordship Salvation. The gift of eternal life (Romans 6:23) is nullified if one has to make a commitment to God to be saved, or be willing to stop living selfishly. This is exactly what Moody Ministries is teaching today. Please read, Harry A. Ironside DIDN'T Teach Lordship Salvation. Sadly, Moody today does.

Moody’s board of directors and ministry leaders would have us to believe that they're still upholding the same doctrinal positions that were held back in 1928 (; but nothing could be further from the truth. To realize just how messed up Moody Bible Institute is today, consider the following quote from former pastor, Harry Ironside (1876-1951)…

"When anyone comes promising salvation to those ‘who make full surrender' of all that they have to God, and who 'pay the price of full salvation' he is preaching another gospel, for the price was paid on Calvary's cross and the work that saves is finished. It was Christ Jesus who made the full surrender when He yielded His life on Calvary that saves us, not our surrender in any way to Him."

SOURCE: Harry A. Ironside, from the Gospel tract, Another Gospel.

If Dr. Ironside was alive today, he’d have another heart attack!!! Woe unto Moody Bible Church, pastor Erwin Lutzer, and the Moody Bible Institute. This is such a shame. Satan has used the wagon of ecumenicalism to corrupt America’s churches and seminaries with the demonic doctrine of Lordship Salvation. Beware of Moody Bible Church and Moody Ministries, because they have turned aside after another gospel not taught in the Word of God. If there is one area that we must diligently guard against Satan creeping into our churches—It is in the doctrine of salvation.