How Pastor Steven Anderson Greatly Hurts His Ministry
by David J. Stewart | September 2016 | Updated July 2019
John 3:16-17, “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. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” ... Luke 9:56, “For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.”
I love Baptist Pastor Steven Anderson's zeal for the Lord. He's one of my favorite preachers. I am on the side of anyone who is a friend of the truth. I'd rather do right wrongly, than to do wrong rightly. I'd rather see a preacher with wild fire, than no fire! Yet, for the sake of my web visitors and those under the voice of my preaching, I want you to know the truth. My loyalty is to the Lord Jesus Christ, and not to any man, whether dead or alive.
I want to be fair in my article. I have given much thought to this matter, because there is a lot of controversy. To begin, I'd like to quote something important that Pastor Anderson said:
“Anybody, who's been thrown out of the church, can come back whenever they want, to get right with God, renounce heresy, and embrace the Biblical doctrine of the Trinity.” —Pastor Steven Anderson, a helpful quote from the excellent sermon titled, “Unbiblical Reasons: Why We Accept People Who Are Thrown Out.”
Although speaking in regards to the Trinity, I have also heard Brother Anderson say elsewhere that repentant former homosexuals are welcome in his church. It is very important that you understand dear reader that there is a big difference between someone who used to be a homosexual, verses someone who is still living a homosexual lifestyle (open sin). What saith the Scripture? 1st Timothy 5:19-20, “Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses. Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.” The context of this Scripture passage concerns everyone, particularly elders in the church who sin. It is clear from this passage that God is not speaking about open sin in the church, otherwise you wouldn't need two or three witnesses to verify the sin. No where in the Word of God do we find a picture of a local church where open sin was tolerated in their midst.
The Bible teaches Christians not to fellowship closely with professed Christians who live in open sin...
1st Corinthians 5:11-13, “But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat. or what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within? But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.”
Most people today form their opinions based upon what they are spoon-fed by the ungodly media. That is very wrong to do. Our opinions ought to be formed from searching the Scriptures, and not from public opinion polls, government statistics or what Megyn Kelly, Sean Hannity or God forbid, sodomite Anderson Copper thinks. So I do agree with Pastor Steven Anderson's Biblical position of kicking unrepentant sinners out of the church. If you don't like that, then you don't agree with God, because I just told you what God says. 1st Corinthians 5:13b, “Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.”
Let me also say that I sincerely believe if the right kind of preaching is coming from a pulpit, homosexuals won't want to remain in a Bible-preaching church. John 3:20, “For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.” If a pastor is doing his duty, renouncing homosexuality as a wicked sin, and a file and perverse offense against a holy God, you're not going to have a problem with LGBTQ flocking into your congregation. Sodomites would love an apostate counterfeit church like 'Elevation Church' with Pastor Steven Furtick in North Carolina, where he tickles their ears and scratches their backs with religious mumbo-jumbo.
How I Believe Pastor Anderson Greatly Hurts His Ministry
Now having said all that in support of Pastor Anderson, I also believe Brother Anderson's lack of love for sinners greatly hinders his work for the Lord. Brother Anderson preaches that God hates homosexuals, and that they are beyond any hope of repentance. I totally disagree with that assertion. There Is Not Such Thing As A Reprobate Who Cannot be Saved. ...
2nd Peter 3:9, “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”
In his public radio interview while he was preaching in Botswana, Africa, pastor Anderson horribly said:
“There was an old man who told me that he was a homosexual. And I told him that he must leave. After asking him to leave two times, politely, I took him and I dragged him out. And bouncers do it in bars every day, because it's our private property. We had the right not to allow homosexuals into the church. The Bible says... You cannot help the homosexual. ... In Romans chapter one it says that God gave them up. There's nothing we can do for them, it's too late for them!”
SOURCE: Full Botswana Radio Interview With Pastor Steven Anderson
You know, if I were that preacher and a man came into the church saying, “I am a homosexual!,” I would have immediately told him, “Sir, God loves you and so do I. We're glad you're here, have a seat my friend.” Now, that is how I would have handled the matter. I don't understand a man of God dragging a professed sinner out of a church! What would it have hurt to let the man hear the preaching of the Gospel? The church is a hospital for sinners, is it not? Some people don't agree that a church is a hospital for sinners, but I think it certainly is, because we are all sinners! Hey, would a sick person be allowed to go around a hospital deliberately infecting other patients? No way! Security would kick you out! It is the same with a church. Sinners come to church to get help, and if someone decides to cause trouble, and make other church members sick, then the Bible says to remove them! 1st Corinthians 5:13b, “Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.”
Is it too late for homosexuals? No, it is never too late to repent and believe the Gospel. Does the Bible say that God gives up on sodomites coming to repentance? No where in the Bible are we taught that any sinners are beyond the reach and hope of God's saving grace. Isaiah 1:18, “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” No one is beyond hope! Romans 10:13, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.“ The precious word “WHOSEVER” means you my friend!
There was a problem in the church of Corinth, where a man and woman were living together in open fornication, but the church elders weren't dealing with it (1st Corinthians 5:1-5). Open sin ought never be tolerated in a church, but everyone ought to be welcomed. The apostle Paul didn't say to kick them out right away. Paul said to confront them about the sin, and give them a chance to repent. That is the Bible way. It could be that a new couple in the church is truly not aware of the awfulness of their sin, and they simply need to be kindly confronted. If they refused to repent of the sin, then they need to be asked to leave until they are willing to obey God.
The Unrighteous Are Welcome Here! (an awesome MP3 sermon by Pastor Jeff Owens)
I think the proper thing for Brother Anderson to do is to teach that God loves everyone unconditionally, which is why God sent His only begotten Son to the cross to die for the sins of all men. To say that God hates a certain class of sinners, to me, is a form of Calvinism (i.e., limited atonement). If God doesn't love all men, then why did Christ die for all men? Does not the Scripture teach in 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.” So I disagree with Pastor Anderson, respectfully, that God hates anybody. I think it hurts his ministry when he preaches a message of hating people, instead of hating what God hates, which is evil. Psalms 97:10, “Ye that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.”
Pastors Have a Duty to Preach the Whole Counsel of God
In an ideal situation, a pastor will preach hard against all sin, without compromise. Since homosexuality is being promoted worldwide today by the ungodly, preachers need to counter this ungodly trend with more preaching against homosexuality in all its forms (i.e., transgenderism, unisex, feminism, effeminate males, masculine females). The churches are under brutal Satanic attack today. You are no longer allowed to have your own opinion in America today. Pastor Grayson Fritts found this out the hard way (and I commend him for speaking the truth that homosexuals should be put to death by the law). The ungodly LGBTQ agenda has pastors running scared. Check out this shameful display of cowardice by Pastor Charles Lawson. Look how he flip flops after seeing his Christian brother get persecuted...
In the first of the preceding videos, Pastor Lawson is condemning Pastor Grayson Fritts (and shame on Pastor Lawson for doing so!). Pastor Lawson makes a disparaging comment about Pastor Steven Anderson, calling him: “THAT NUT OUT IN ARIZONA!” Isn't that terrible? Pastor Lawson ought to be ashamed of himself! I also heard Pastor Lawson wrongfully accuse Pastor Jack Hyles of leaving off repentance. No, it is Charles Lawson who is a corrupt Calvinist, who adds works to grace and perverts the free gift of God, which is eternal life. The ungodly media actually did Grayson Fritts a big favor, who has been given an early retirement buyout in Knoxville, Tennessee, after 30 years as a decorated police officer and detective. Shame on the ungodly newsmedia for their sick perversion!
Instead of standing by the man of God, he abandons and condemns him for preaching THE TRUTH! In the second video, Pastor Lawson himself upholds (even quoting) the Word of God, which says that a convinced homosexual ought to be put to death! If you don't agree with that, then you don't believe the Bible! Some ungodly reprobate accused Pastor Fritts of Not Loving Thy Neighbour, accompanied by a LGBTQ rainbow flag, which is a gross perversion of the truth. If you think that loving your neighbour means not agreeing with God, then you are a stupid fool! I'll say it again, if you think that loving your neighbour means not agreeing with God's Word, then you are A STUPID FOOL! I stand with Pastor Grayson Fritts, who says he will throw professed homosexuals out of the church.
May I say with all surety, God hasn't changed (Malachi 3:6) over 3,500 years since he gave Moses the LAW. ...
Leviticus 20:13, “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.”
If the U.S. government honored the holy God of the Bible, they would outlaw homosexuality and make it a capital offense, incurring the death penalty. Unfortunately, ungodly Luciferian-worshipping Freemasons control America (evidenced by their occult erect phallus symbol overshadowing our nation's capital). Consequently, all manner of wickedness is legal in America: Abortion, same-sex marriage, Federal Reserve Banking fraud, 501c3 church licensing fraud, deliberate open borders, the War On Drugs fraud, dumbing down our children scandal, et cetera. At their highest levels (unbeknownst to 97% of lower initiates) Freemasonry serves the Devil. I grieve in frustration at every Supreme Court ruling, and at election time, watching the woeful ignorance of millions of Christians in our nation, who actually think their voice or vote can make a difference. It won't, because Lucifer is the god of this world, and Freemasons have controlled our nation from its inception in 1776.
The inspired Word of God teaches that homosexuality is a sin, and they ought to receive the death penalty. ...
Romans 3:4, “God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.”
The ungodly newsmedia spins a preacher's words, as they sinfully did Grayson Fritts' words, instead saying: “Grayson Fritts calls for killing LGBTQ!,” making it sound like people should just go on a hunt to murder homosexuals. That is NOT what Grayson Fritts said from his church pulpit. Pastor Fritts was simply teaching what the Holy Bible teaches in Leviticus 20:13, that homosexuals should be put to death by the courts of the government. Ungodly reprobates will always change the truth into a lie, which is what they also do to the truth of God's Word. Romans 1:25, “Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.” Anyone in the media who says that Pastor Fritts calls for killing of LGBTQ is being dishonest! To say that a pastor believes the government should enact a law that punishes homosexuality with the death penalty is VERY different than accusing a pastor of saying LGBTQ should be killed! It is hate speech, intentionally meant to be inflammatory and anger people! That is what the ungodly newsmedia does—inciting hatred, anger and hostility against God-fearing Christians! Truthfully, when life is all over, the wicked will be burning in Hell and we will be vindicated as God's children.
Pastor Grayson Fritts and Pastor Steven Anderson and Pastor Roger Jimenez are faithfully preaching against sin! My problem is when these men errantly teach that God hates homosexuals, which is not true. And I don't agree when they say LGBTQ are beyond the reach and hope of the Gospel, so why bother? I heard pastor Anderson say yesterday in episode 4 of “Steven Anderson Uncensored” on YouTube, that he has never led one Mormon to the Lord! Yet, he continues to witness to Mormons, right? So why should it be any different with other hardened sinners like homosexuals? I humbly think that it hurts Pastor Anderson's ministry, and unfortunately he is influencing thousands of people to follow his unbiblical views on hating sinners and giving up on homosexuals. I have heard him say that homosexuals should do the world a favor by putting a bullet in their own head. That is hate speech, not Bible-preaching! Homosexuals should be executed by the government, period. To say anything else is unbiblical. Albeit, I side with Pastor Anderson because he may be doing right wrongly at times, but that is infinitely better than doing wrong rightly as the ungodly media does.
I agree with Pastor Anderson that God is against the sodomites. God is against all unrepentant sinners! Psalms 7:11 teaches that “God is angry with the wicked every day.” John 3:36 says that God's wrath abideth upon all Christ-rejecters! 1st Peter 3:12, “For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.” God is no respecter of persons (Romans 2:11). No one can commit sin and get away with it!
Many pious preachers love to quote Romans chapter one to condemn homosexuals, but no one ever considers Romans 2:1-2, “Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things. But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things.” I have news for you, all those who condemn homosexuals... YOU ARE JUST AS MUCH A SINNER!!!
The only difference between the vilest sodomite and me is that I have been washed in the blood of the Lamb! PRAISE GOD! I am just as much of a dirty sinner as any gossiper, idolater, adulterer, murderer, liar, fornicator, drunkard, cheat and embezzler!!! And may I kindly say, SO ARE YOU! We're all wicked! James 2:10, “For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.” I love you all in the Lord, whoever you may be.
Kindly, I heard Brother Anderson say in the preceding radio interview that he hates homosexuals. But what about other types of sinners; such as, drunkards, thieves, fornicators, blasphemers, adulterers, coveters, railers, liars, et cetera. Why only hate a particular group of sinners? I cannot even imagine hating anyone, certainly not a particular group of sinners. If I had to pick a group of sinners to hate though, it would be the neo-evangelical pastors today who (despite being repeatedly warned) continue to preach from satanic Bible revisions, and teach a false Gospel of Lordship Salvation that doesn't produce the new birth in Christ Jesus. I'm not worried about the pervert sodomites, I'm worried about the pervert Baptist preachers! But still, I don't hate those Baptist preachers either.
Brother Lester Roloff (1914-1982) used to say, “There's no pervert like the Gospel pervert!” I am more worried about children being left along with Baptist perverts, who teach from the “Easy-To-Read Version” (ERV), “Good News For Modern Man” (GNB), “The Voice” (VOICE), “New International Version” (NIV), et cetera. These are all grossly perverted Bible revisions of the Devil. Only the precious King James Bible can be trusted!!! So I might drag a few Baptist preachers out of the church by the seat of their pants, to tar and feather them out back; but I'd never drag out a needy sinner, simply because he said that he's a homosexual. That's ridiculous! You don't manhandle an elderly man and drag him out of a church. That is not God's unconditional love. I would have kindly said to the man: “SINNERS ARE WELCOMED HERE, FRIEND!” I would have preached the Devil out of sin (all sin) during the scheduled pulpit sermon, and included a clear Gospel presentation afterwards.
At the end of the meeting, Brother Anderson refused to hug the homosexual minister with whom he was debating, saying that he was a filthy child-molesting pervert, and had been digging in unhygienic and disgusting places as sodomites do. Jude 1:22, “And of some have compassion, making a difference.” The Lord commands us as believers to always love our enemies, and never to hate them. Please listen to the excellent MP3 sermon by Pastor Jack Hyles titled, “The Test Of Spiritual Maturity.” Jesus called Judas, “friend.” You either love all or you love none!
anybody in the Bible that God had disdain for,
it was those that had disdain for other sinners!”
—an awesome quote from the MP3 sermon by Dr. Jack Hyles titled, “If Thou Should Mark Iniquities, Who Could Stand?”
I tremendously admire Pastor Steven Anderson, God knows my heart. He certainly has the attention of tens-of-thousands of people across America. I love a guy who says it like it is, uncompromisingly, without apology. Pastor Anderson has the potential to be a mighty preacher, but he'll never be anything more than a popular preacher until he learns to love everyone as a man of God should, including filthy sinners like me and you, and sodomites, and the vilest of humanity, for whom Jesus Christ was willing to die on the cross! I say that with all due respect for Brother Anderson. Dear reader, I did not right this article to turn anyone against Pastor Anderson, he is doing that by himself, I simply wanted to express my humble opinion in this matter, which I sincerely believe agrees with God's Word. Steven Anderson has never been a pastor before, so he is still learning, so please keep that in mind. He's a good guy, and we need preachers like him dearly in this untoward generation. Despite his rough edges, I fully support Pastor Anderson's ministry. END
NOBODY IS LAUGHING IN HELL!!!
We must not accept the sin with the sinner, nor reject the sinner with the sin!
love God who doesn't love sinners!”
(a quote by Dr. Jack Hyles classic MP3 sermon, “The Happiest Man” (happiest is the man who will not impute sin to others!)