Very Few People Are Going To Heaven
by David J. Stewart | September 2019
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.”
Humbly, my heart grieves with all the knowledge I have learned over the years. Ecclesiastes 1:18, “For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.” I thank God that He has given my a passion for THE TRUTH. I feel so lucky and blessed by God to have the knowledge that I do, because most people spend their whole life “Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth” (2nd Timothy 3:7). This is why the Lord said in 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.” Biblically, most people are going to Hell forever! I didn't say that, Jesus did.
The Savior went from town to town teaching. Luke 13:22, “And he went through the cities and villages, teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem.” What did Jesus teach and preach? Matthew 4:23a, “And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom...” As He preached, it caused one of His followers to wonder if many people were saved. 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.” Those are frightening words! The Lord Himself foretold that “MANY” people will seek to enter into Heaven, but “SHALL NOT BE ABLE.” Why won't they be granted admission? The Lord makes some very startling statements in His Sermon On The Mount...
Matthew 7:21-23, “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, 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.”
What is “THE WILL OF MY FATHER”? The Lord told us in John 6:40, “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.” The King James Bible truly does have a built-in dictionary. I believe God wrote the Bible this way, so that we could understand it. What saith the Scripture? 1st Corinthians 2:13, “Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.” So we see that the answer to the question raised in Matthew 7:21 about the will of the Father, is found in John 6:40, “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.” God's will for salvation is to BELIEVE THE GOSPEL! John 6:47, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.”
The tragic reason why the devout religious people in Matthew 7:21-23 were not saved, is because they tried to merit eternal life by their own sacrifice, human effort and sincerity, and not by faith in the 'GOOD NEWS' of the Savior crucified, buried and risen! Satan's greatest weapon is to con people into living the Christian life without ever being born-again! There is a counterfeit, shallow, vague, superficial, unregenerative, social gospel, that is being preaching in America's churches today, that does not produce the new birth in Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit of God. John 1:12-13, “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” Most of the so-called “conversions” in today's churches are false births. People are being converted to religion, not salvation. The new birth is not reformation (turning away from sins), nor is it education (religious indoctrination), nor is it legislation (religious authority), nor is it rehabilitation (rebuilding someone's life); it is REGENERATION by the Holy Spirit of God! YE MUST BE BORN-AGAIN! (John 3:5)
“No Christian will ever have his name blotted out of the Lamb’s book of life, for all such have eternal life—which is unforfeitable and everlasting.” —Dr. Harry A. Ironside
A Counterfeit Gospel Message is Being Preached Everywhere Today
Having said all that, now let's consider where we're at today in the churches. I was saddened earlier this week when I found out that West Coast Baptist College is teaching a false Gospel of turning away from sins to be saved. Satan has crept into the churches! Pastor Charles Lawson has been caught up into the same Calvinist heresy, telling people that they are not saved if they are still living in open sin, because (he says) they've never repented. That is blatant heresy!
There are an estimated 4,200 different religions in the world, all of which cannot get anyone to Heaven. You can join every religion on the planet and still go to Hell in your sins. You need a Savior! Jesus Christ died on the cross for you dear friend, to pay a debt He did not owe, because you owed a debt you could not pay. 1st John 2:2, “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.” I love that wonderful Bible verse! It is hard to believe that the famous Baptist preacher, Charles H. Spurgeon, didn't believe Christ died for all humanity. That is right, Pastor Spurgeon taught that Jesus only died on the cross for Christians, not the unsaved world. This Calvinist heresy is called “Limited Atonement.” Thus, Mr. Spurgeon was a one-point Calvinist. There are 5-points total. You just read 1st John 2:2 for yourself, “AND HE IS THE PROPITIATION FOR OUR SINS: AND NOT OURS ONLY, BUT ALSO FOR THE SINS OF THE WHOLE WORLD.” Could the Scripture be any plainer? I think not.
That big, wonderful, juicy, theological, word “PROPITIATION” means “to appease the wrath of.” The sacrifice of Jesus Christ (the Lamb of God) appeased the wrath of God against the sinner! Psalms 7:11, “God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.” John 3:36, “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” The very moment that a guilty sinner places his or her faith in the Son of God, receiving Christ's payment on the cross as full-payment for their sins, God's wrath is turned away from that person, and they are now under God's grace instead of under the curse of the law, declared justified (JUST-IF-I'D never sinned). Hallelujah!
With this truth in mind, it should be clear to you dear reader that most of the world is going to Hell in their sins. The biggest religious cult on the planet is Roman Catholicism! It is very tragic and sad that Ray Comfort, Ken Ham and Kirk Cameron have yoked together with David R. and Andrea White on a venture to make money on PURE FLIX. PURE FLIX is allegedly a friendly alternative to NETFLIX (a cesspool of iniquity). in some ways PURE FLIX is even worse, because it claims to be Christian while promoting several dozen Catholic movies promoting the Catholic faith. Truly the love of money is the root of all evil (1st Timothy 6:10). I have been exposing religious films for years, because they all preach a false Gospel of Lordship Salvation. Religious films are particularly dangerous, because they reach millions of people. A counterfeit plan of salvation cannot produce the new birth, and cannot get you into Heaven someday.
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A counterfeit plan of salvation has crept into nearly all the churches. I dare say of the estimated 350,000 churches in the United States that less than 3% are preaching the Gospel correctly. We read statistics that claim 75% of Americans are Christians, but that number includes every pseudo-Christian religion. The truth (in my humble opinion) is that less than 5% of our nation is really born-again. Truthfully, I do not know the exact numbers. I am tired of hearing foolish Baptist says that they know Christians in the Roman Catholic cult. If that is true, they are miserable and the Holy Spirit is convicting them about being there in Satan's religion (Hebrews 12:6-8). There is no salvation in the Catholic religion, because they teach Sacramental Salvation. Mormons teach the same heresy of repentance as John MacArthur, Paul Washer and Ray Comfort. The same is true with Seventh-Day Adventists and Mr. MacArthur.
Ray Comfort's theology agrees with the Jehovah's Witnesses. Of all the English Bible versions available today, only the King James Bible stands alone! Likewise, of all the false religions, apostate Ecumenicals and the Emerging Church Movement, only the Gospel of free grace stands apart from them all, which the King James Bible crowd uphold! There is a direct correlation between the true Gospel and the inspired King James Bible. Ray Comfort based his corrupt 'The Evidence Bible' on the Amplified Bible (AMP), which leaves out the word imputation entirely. To no surprise, Ray totally ignores the great Bible doctrine of GOD'S IMPUTED RIGHTEOUSNESS!!! No wonder Ray Comfort is so messed up doctrinally, because he is using the Devil's corrupt modern Bible perversions!
Here are some helpful articles to make sure you are saved and on your way to Heaven my friend...
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Evangelist Ray Comfort's Satanic False Gospel
Ray Comfort told an unsaved woman on an airplane that to be saved she must repent of her sins. When asked what it means to “repent,” Ray heretically said: “Repentance is saying 'God I'm sorry,' and then LIVING A LIFESTYLE that proves the reality of your repentance. IT'S A CONTINUAL THING!'” Is “living a lifestyle” necessary for salvation? Is there “a continual thing” that we have to keep doing to have our sins forgiven and obtain eternal life? I thought it was all a gift from God? What saith the Scripture? Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Do we have to live a lifestyle of turning away from sins to receive God's gift of eternal life? ABSOLUTELY NOT!!! There is nothing “continual” that a person must do to be saved, anymore than you would have to “continually” do something to receive a birthday gift. If you foolishly agree with Mr. Comfort that you must LIVE A LIFESTYLE of forsaking sinful behavior to get to Heaven, then YOU ARE GOING STRAIGHT TO HELL when you breath your last breath and your heart beats for the last time.
Dear reader, do you see how doctrinally messed up these people are? I watched a recent video produced by Ray Comfort's “Way Of The Master” and “Living Waters” ministry websites on YouTube. The video is titled, “Are You A Good Person?,” in which Ray Comfort errantly teaches...That is BLASPHEMY!!! Ray Comfort is a false teacher! No where in the Bible are we taught to stop living for our self to be saved. This is human effort. If human effort is required for salvation, then only partial faith in Jesus Christ is necessary. As is true with most of the pseudo (false) Christian religious cults such as Jehovah's Witnesses, Seventh Day Adventists and Mormons, Ray Comfort speaks religious double-talk, teaching that eternal life is the free gift of God, but then he says we cannot have it unless we stop living for ourselves. This is unbiblical. A genuine “gift” is completely free, without obligations or requirements, because Christ paid the price for our sins with His blood (1st Peter 1:18-19). Eternal life is a gift, not a reward. If a person has to clean up their life to be saved, then eternal life becomes a reward instead of a free gift. God will not save anyone who is TRYING to be saved, He will only save those who are TRUSTING to be saved. Salvation is not doing your best, it is having Christ's best put to your account through receiving Him by faith.
“The Bible says if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. So stop living for yourself. Turn from your sins, and come to Jesus.”
The “NEW CREATURE” mentioned in 2nd Corinthians 5:17 comes only when a person is “IN CHRIST,” not as a necessary requirement to get saved. Ray Comfort has it all backwards, preaching a counterfeit gospel that does not produce the new birth. 2nd Corinthians 5:17, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” Do you see that? A man doesn't become a new creature in order to be placed into Christ, he is a new creature because he is now in Christ. What saith the Scripture? Galatians 3:27, “For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.” You put on Christ after you are baptized into Christ. This is not water baptism, but immersion by faith into Jesus Christ. There are several different meanings of baptism in the Bible, all of which are wonderfully explained by learned Bible scholar, Dr. Max D. Younce. The book is titled: “A Biblical Examination Of Baptism.”
I sincerely love Ray Comfort in the Lord, even though I personally do not believe he is saved. I don't hate one human being in the world. God knows my heart. Kindly, Ray Comfort claims he was saved at age 22 in 1972 out of the surfer scene in California. I love Ray's Australian accent. I do not question his sincerity. What saith the Scripture? Proverbs 16:25, “There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” If you add anything to the finished redemptive work of Christ, you don't get grace! When Jesus' liquid blood was sprinkled upon the heavenly Mercy Seat, the price for our sins was paid in full (Hebrews 9:12, 24; 12:24). Nothing is required of a sinner to be saved other than to wholly submit to God's righteousness through faith in Jesus Christ. Romans 10:3-4, “For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.” When a man admits that he is a guilty sinner, and submits to God's righteousness, he is born-again!
In this audio sermon titled, “True And False Conversion,” Ray makes the following doctrinally flawed statements:
“That's what happens when someone is soundly saved. They have regard to the divine law. No longer are they workers of iniquity. They don't lie. They don't steal. They don't kill. They don't commit adultery. They don't lust. They don't hate. They don't get angry without cause. They don't covet. It's those we erroneously call 'backsliders' fall away, because they were never saved in the first place.”
SOURCE: Ray Comfort - Living Waters - True And False Conversion (Time in Sermon 22:26)
That is some dangerous false teaching folks. Ray Comfort is the most dangerous type of false prophet, because he claims to be a Christian. This is what makes Catholicism, Mormonism, Jehovah's Witnesses, Church of Christ, and Seventh-Day Adventism so dangerous—because they all claim to be Christian groups! THEY ARE OF THE DEVIL!!! All of the aforementioned religious groups specialize in religion, but woefully lack THE TRUTH of the Gospel! They all ADD works in some form or another to the grace of God.
If you listen to the context of the preceding sermon by Ray Comfort, he believes that a true believer can still “FALL” into sin, but they won't “DIVE” into sin. (Those are the words Ray uses.) The problem is that it simply isn't true. Samson dove into sin. Solomon dove into sin. Lot dove into sin. Prisons are full of Christian men who dove into sin. The matter of overcoming sinful temptations is one of personal character (Proverbs 22:6) and walking with God (Psalms 119:11), and not of salvation. Turning from sinful ways is a matter of DISCIPLESHIP and not SONSHIP!
“Satan invented tares! ...They Look exactly like wheat!”
—Pastor Jack Hyles, a quote from the needful MP3 sermon, “The Sin Question And The Son Question.”
Kindly, Ray Comfort is Not a Born-Again Christian
According to Ray, churches today are filled with people who are not saved because they have never truly repented of their sins (that is works for salvation). What he is actually teaching is that human reformation is necessary to be saved, and if your behavior hasn't been modified, you are not really born-again. It may be true that a person living in unrepentant sin is not truly saved, but it isn't because they haven't repented, it is because they have never BELIEVED THE GOSPEL! And furthermore, it is equally as true that a goodly person who lives a morally upright, respectable, life may still hellbound without Christ as Savior! Much of what Mr. Comfort says is true, but he is woefully WRONG on repentance and the Gospel. It is far beyond a mere matter of semantics. Ray Comfort is a scary man theologically, and now if things work out well for him, his 'Way Of The Master' ministry will be seen by millions of Americans on PURE FLIX, damning men's souls to the Lake of Fire with ANOTHER GOSPEL.
Ray's entire mindset is WRONG! Here is a helpful article I wrote called, “The Gospel Mindset.” Works (whether good works, bad works, or dead works) have no part or parcel in God's plan of redemption for man. God's righteousness is sufficient!!! Philippians 3:9, “And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith.” Please listen to me dear reader. The only thing that God requires of you to be saved is for you to understand that you are a guilty sinner. That is exactly why God gave mankind the LAW, to show us our sinnership and need for a Savior. 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.” Kindly, Mr. Comfort gets Bible theology all wrong and fails to grasp the Word of God, being misled by the same rational Cain had in the book of Genesis (thinking works could please God). Anybody who is familiar with Ray Comfort knows that he makes big of the law of God, and he should. The problem is that Ray has a faulty understanding of the purpose of the law. He does understand that the law shows humanity our guilty condition and need for Christ, but then he gets stuck on the law, requiring people to keep the law (which he misunderstands to mean repentance). If you don't believe that, let me repeat an earlier quote I gave you from Ray...
“The Bible says if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. So stop living for yourself. Turn from your sins, and come to Jesus.”
To stop living for myself means keeping the law! People who live for themselves are covetous, adulterous, false accusers, take God's name in vain, dishonor their parents, have hatred in their heart toward others, and many other works of the flesh (Galatians 5:19-21). None of that has anything to do with receiving the free gift of God, which is forgiveness of sins and eternal life. Romans 3:19-20, “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. Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.” Carefully notice that the law only speaks to those who are still under the curse of the law! The reason why is plainly stated—to silence all humanity of any self-righteousness boasting, so men they will become GUILTY as a sinner before a holy God. This is all necessary to bring sinners to the dear Savior, so they can be saved by God's GRACE! Once a person is saved, they are always and forever under GOD'S GRACE, and can never be brought back under the power and curse of the LAW. What Ray Comfort is literally doing is combining LAW and GRACE into one plan of damnation!!!
“Repentance don't save you. Calling on the Lord don't save you. You know what saves you? Receiving what Christ done for you on the cross!” —Pastor Danny Castle, an excellent quote from the needful MP3 sermon, "WHY THERE'S A HELL!”
The Awesome Epistle of Galatians Exposes Ray Comfort's False Gospel
I understand that it is difficult for born-again Christians to grasp the idea that a zealous Evangelist like Ray Comfort could be lost and on his way to the Lake of Fire, but it is true. Remember that the eternally damned people in Matthew 7:21-23 were devoutly religious, they preached in Jesus' name, they did many wonderful works, they cast out devils, but they were completely bewildered when the Bible says the Lord cast them out as “WORKERS OF INIQUITY.” Ray Comfort literally is so ignorant (and I say that humbly) that he teaches the “workers of iniquity” here refer to false Christians who are not saved because they are still committing (working) iniquity. Ray claims that because they never repented (turned away from their sins) that they aren't really saved. That is a gross perversion of the Gospel, and total theological incompetence using the law.
“The Devil will put just enough truth, mixed-in with the lie, to get you messed up!” —Pastor Danny Castle (a great quote from the sermon, “You Can't Trust Your Feelings! | MP3”)
I absolutely love the King James Bible, which is all I have used for the 39 years I've been a born-again believer. THANK YOU GOD! The following passage of Scripture is a Smorgasbord of doctrinal delight! These Bible verse put Ray Comfort to shame as a false prophet...
Galatians 3:10-14, “For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith. And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them. Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.”
What does that mean? The apostle Paul begins in verse 10 by saying that anyone who tries to merit salvation by keeping the law is cursed, because in order to be justified by the law, you'd have to perfectly continue in the law, and no human being has ever done that except Jesus Christ (1st Peter 2:22; Hebrews 4:15). Verse 11 confirms what I just said—no man can be justified by the law in the sight of God. We are justified BY FAITH alone. Ray Comfort doesn't understand this truth! The law has no part or parcel in salvation, except to bring us to Christ to be saved by faith. Ray Comfort hangs onto the law after it has done its job, attaching it to grace, which is “ANOTHER GOSPEL” that is accursed by God (Galatians 1:6-9). The whole reason Paul wrote to the church at Galatia was because someone of the likes of Ray Comfort had deceived them. Galatians 3:1, “O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?”
The Galatians were guilty of ADDING circumcision to their faith, which is a false gospel. Notice very carefully what the following Bible verse says. Galatians 5:2, “Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing.” Did you get that? Paul now explains why he said that. Galatians 5:3-4, “For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law. Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.” This is so powerful. Paul is saying that if you need to be circumcised to be saved, which is one of 722 Old Testament laws, then he says you are in debt (required) to keep ALL OF THEM. What saith the Scripture? James 2:10, “For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.” This verse confirms what Paul said in Galatians 5:3—SALVATION IS EITHER BY WORKS OR BY FAITH, AND IF IT IS BY WORKS, THEN YOU ARE REQUIRED TO KEEP EVERY WORK PERFECTLY!!! Therefore Christ is become of no effect (no benefit) to someone who is trying to keep the law to be saved, because they are not wholly trusting upon the sweetest name! As I just proved to you with the Word of God, adding even the tiniest of works to grace negates it! So what Ray Comfort is doing is wicked! Mr. Comfort is adding turning from sins to the grace of God. Do you see my friend how important this matter is? Do you see how the Devil deceives even the sincerest of men, like Ray Comfort, to trust in the law without even realizing it?
In his classic sermon titled, “The Sin Question And The Son Question,” Pastor Jack Hyles (1926-2001) teaches that many of the unsaved tares do not even know they are tares. They think they are wheat! Ray Comfort sincerely believes that he is a true Christian, but from closely examining his teachings it is blatantly clear that he preaches “ANOTHER GOSPEL.” ...
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.”
Notice if you will, in the preceding passage of Scripture, that Paul said his “fear” is that the church members would tolerate the false prophet! Paul said, “YE MIGHT WELL BEAR WITH HIM.” This sadly brings to mind Dr. Paul Chappell, pastor of the Lancaster Baptist Church in California, who is sinfully well bearing with false prophet Dr. John Goetsch. Look at the SEVEN REQUIREMENTS that Pastor John MacArthur (a Bob Jones University alumni) sinfully teaches to be saved. Tens of thousands of churchgoers are deceived... “YE MIGHT WELL BEAR WITH HIM.” We mustn't well bear with false prophets, we must expose them!!!
Caught Between Grace And Works!
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The Way Salvation Really Works
John 6:47, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.” Whatever changes God desires to see in your life, you can be assured that He will tend to that as your heavenly Father (Hebrews 12:6-8). Proverbs 3:12, “For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.” Being changed has nothing to do with getting saved.
When I got saved at age 13, for the first time in my life I felt convicted over the sins in my life, but I did not forsake any sins to be saved, nor was I willing to quit any sins. Those questions didn't even come up at the time I received Christ. Immediately upon being born-again, the indwelling Holy Spirit began to work on me. That is correct theology! That is how salvation works! You first get saved by believing the Gospel, and then God's Holy Spirit comes to live inside you (1st Corinthians 3:16-17; Romans 8:9; 1st John 3:24). The teaching that a person must “be willing to turn from sins” to be saved is a manmade addition to the Gospel. It is a committal to behavior modification as a requirement for salvation. Such an idea is of the Devil. Man has no part in salvation except to submit wholly to God's righteousness, by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Philippians 3:9, “And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith.”
As a teenager I still allowed some sins in my life. I knew they were wrong, but I wanted them in my life. I felt convicted about them. The Holy Spirit was very present in my life, because I am God's child. The decision to allow sin in my life had nothing to do with my earlier decision at age 13 to receive Jesus as my Savior. I needed mentoring by more mature Christians. If you listen to Ray Comfort and other messed-up preachers, they continually talk about “phonies” in the churches today, attributing it to false conversions because people have never repented (which they foolishly understand to mean living a lifestyle of turning away from your sins). Do you see the drastic difference between what Ray Comfort is teaching versus what the Bible teaches? In biblical salvation God saves a man and then the Holy Spirit changes him, but in Ray Comfort's damnable gospel a man is required to change himself or else he cannot be saved.
Another heretic concerning salvation is Dr. John Goetsch, who teaches at West Coast Baptist College in Lancaster, California. Dr. Goetsch teaches the same junk theology as Ray Comfort...
“'We cannot have salvation and our sins. Faith in Christ without repentance from sin is unbiblical.” [emphasis added]
SOURCE: Dr. John Goetsch Teaches Full Blown Works Salvation | MP3 Backup
I say again, in biblical salvation God saves a man and then the Holy Spirit changes him, but in John Goetsch's damnable gospel a man is required to change himself or else he cannot be saved. This damnable heresy has crept into most of the churches today, even independent Baptist churches! A willingness to turn from sins to be saved is mixing law and grace! Effectively, these ungodly men are teaching that in order to qualify for God's grace, you must first be willing to keep the law. That is the exact oppossite of the reason for which God gave the law. The purpose of the law according to Romans 3:19 is so that “every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God” (Romans 3:19b). God never intended for men to keep the law to merit eternal life. God gave the law as a measuring stick, so that when men tried to keep it and utterly failed, they would see and realize their desperate need for the Messiah. Galatians beautifully confirms this. Galatians 3:24, “Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.” Could the Bible be any plainer? LAW and GRACE! The law shows humanity our guilty sinful condition, and then the remedy is the grace of God through faith in Christ. Salvation is that simple!
I am really frustrated that so many religious teachers (Ray Comfort, Kirk Cameron, Chip Ingram, John Piper, John Hagee, Beth Moore, Joel Osteen, Rick Warren, Billy Graham, Franklin Graham, Eric Hovind, Jack Chick, John Goetsch, David R. White, Ken Ham, Charles Stanley, Paul Washer, Stephen Davey, Paris Reidhead, John MacArthur, Charles Lawson and thousands more) are all mixing LAW with GRACE, teaching for people to “be willing to turn away from sinful ways” as a requirement to receive the free gift of God.
Oh dear reader, Dr. Goetsch utterly fails to understand that salvation is solely by the imputed righteousness of God. Please read the Bible again from Philippians 3:9, “And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith.” Did you get that?—WHICH IS BY FAITH!!! 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.” That means I can continue living in sin, if I so choose, and still receive the gift of forgiveness of all my sins by faith alone! If that offends you, then get mad at our merciful God, because HE SAID IT! I am simply preaching the inspired Word of God!!!
I Praise My Precious Savior and My God for This Ministry of Truth
I love my website ministry (to God be the glory). I love the work which God has given me to do. I heard Pastor Jack Hyles say that if you have a passion about the work you are doing for the Lord, that is how you know you are right where God wants you. I am deeply passionate about my truth-telling internet ministry. I have never received a penny for my labors, nor would I ever accept any money. I do what I do for “the love of the truth” (2nd Thessalonians 2:10b), having “the love of God” perfected in me (1st John 2:5b), living for “others” (Philippians 2:4b). It is my joy and privilege to freely help others for Christ. It seems that everybody has their hand out for a donation in today's greedy religious world. I agree with Moses—Hebrews 11:26, “Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.” My rewards are in Heaven!
Having said that, my greatest joy is to preach the Gospel of free-grace! I am as narrow-minded as the inspired Word of God in the King James Bible. If you do not believe the Bible, we need go no further, because I cannot help you. We must then start with reasons why I believe the Holy Bible is God's Word. My ministry is built upon my faith in the inspired King James Bible as God's perfect, infallible, inerrant, preserved, holy, incorruptible, precious Word. I sure hope you believe it too dear friend. I am being your friend to tell you THE TRUTH! I tell you with all biblical confidence and certainty that most people are not going to Heaven. Jesus exclaimed, “YE MUST BE BORN AGAIN” (John 3:7). The miraculous new birth in Christ is not a continual thing you must do, nor is it a lifestyle that you must live, nor do you have to give up any sins, nor forsake the world to have it! IT IS A GIFT!!!
Simply come as an admitted sinner, placing your faith (reliance) on Jesus Christ, receiving His sacrifice on the cross as full-payment for your sins, believing that He was buried, and then physically resurrected three days later from the dead (1st Corinthians 15:1-4). If that is your only hope for Heaven, you are a child of God. Thank you for reading my article. I love you in the Lord, whoever you may be!
Galatians 3:2, “This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?”
John 3:16, “For God
so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
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A FLOOD OF FILTH | MP3 (Pastor David Wilkerson; a grim future image of America from 1974)
All of Grace(Spurgeon)
Opponents of Lordship Salvation
The Unbiblical REPENTANCE Heresy!
Spurgeon DIDN'T Teach Lordship Salvation
Harry Ironside DIDN'T Teach Lordship Salvation
BELIEVE “THE GOSPEL” 2B SAVED!
Confession Is Never A Requirement For Salvation
'The Gospel' In Just One Minute (by Pastor Max D. Younce)
“As a blind man has no idea of colors, so we have no idea of the manner
which the all-wise God perceives and understands all things.” —Isaac Newton (1642-1727)
Another Gospel Which Is Not Another (a red-hot MP3 by Dr. Curtis Hutson exposing Lordship Salvation)
“If you have to look at
your life to prove that you are saved, it proves that you're not!”
—Pastor Ralph Yankee Arnold; an excellent quote from the awesome YouTube sermon titled, “Why Lordship Salvation is WRONG! | MP3.”