The Most Discouraging Thing To Me As a
is the Shallow Bob Jones University Crowd
by David J. Stewart | May 2017
2nd Corinthians 2:17, “For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.”
The Bob Jones University (BJU) crowd (i.e., their staff, president, graduates and supporters) are the biggest source of discouragement to me personally as a born-again believer. I'm not alone, for the Lord Jesus Himself said that He vomits out LUKEWARM CHURCHES. Revelation 3:15-16, “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.” My friend, what does the Lord say about your church? What does God say about your Bible college? What does God say about you? Clearly, BJU and their associate churches are not right with God. They really discourage me!
The Bob Jones crowd stink with the stench of apostasy and sinful compromise! I say that kindly, but with the same surety that I am a born-again believer. Take for example their stance on the Holy Bible. The BJU crowd cannot even discern which Bible God wrote. BJU reasons that there cannot possibly be only one trustworthy Bible in the English language. Taken by itself, that type of rational sounds reasonable, doesn't it? But what they don't (and won't) tell you is that there are two major Greek sources, which totally contradict each other in numerous key passages concerning Christ's deity. The satanic Alexandrian manuscripts (or Minority Text) from which nearly every modern Bible is translated (e.g., the New International Version or NIV) attacks Christ's deity, removes the Godhead and diminishes the preeminence of the Lord Jesus Christ. Only the Textus Receptus (or Received Text) from which our beloved authorized King James Bible was translated in 1611 is reliable. The Bob Jones crowd are A.W.O.L. from the battle of the ages over the Holy Bible, sitting idle while their brethren go to war alone. Tears will flow at the Judgment Seat of Christ in eternity, and I believe the only reward those wicked compromised pastors will ever receive is their earthly salary. BJU is leading the way in apostasy concerning the Holy Bible. Also, please read, BJU Apostasy! Shame on the Bob Jones crowd for not standing up and fighting for the purity, preservation and inspiration of God's Word!!! They really discourage me!
The Bob Jones crowd and their associated pastors preach about the importance of THE TRUTH, while using and promoting (even publishing) multiple Bible versions, which confuses everyone. Ironically, they've accused me of confusing people! They are already confused. If I'm confusing people by telling them that God only wrote ONE BOOK, then what does that say about those wicked pastors who wrongly accuse me of confusing others? THEY ARE PULLING ON THE SAME ROPE AS THE DEVIL!!! I long to be vindicated in eternity by the Lord Himself regarding the King James Bible debate, and see those wicked BJU pastors reprimanded and see them lose eternal rewards. I pray for it!!! It would be a grand insult for God to let the BJU crowd go undisciplined, when faithful believers like me where shunned, ostracized, hated, laughed at, mocked, ridiculed, suffered loneliness, despised and grudged against by the BJU crowd, all because I told the truth and was willing to lose fellowship and church family over it. And I did lose my church family in 2014, when they told me to cease and desist to proclaim the purity of the King James Bible. James 5:9, “Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door.” They still hold a grudge against me, rejecting me, wanting nothing at all to do with me, and I have done nothing but tell the truth and love them in the Lord. I still suffer today because of their unkindness, apostasy and wickedness, but the Lord is my avenger. Matthew 25:45, “Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.”
The apostate Bob Jones crowd preach from the pulpit about morality, while their dress codes permit their women to wear pants and other immodest clothing. It really discourages me! How can a pastor preach (shallow preaching mind you) against immodestly, while church and school staff members are wearing slacks, halter tops and pants? Please understand that I NEVER condemn anybody for the way they dress. If you come to church in a miniskirt, I am going to treat you with with all due respect, because you are still a person. I am different than most believers, in that I actually treat others the way that I would like to be treated. That's The Golden Rule taught in Matthew 7:12, “Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.”
You're only as good a Christian as you are thankful toward God and others, and you express it so. I recently mailed some audio Bibles as a gift to a BJU graduate, at a local church. I spent $60. They were King James Bibles by Alexander Scourby. The person didn't even thank me. Real great testimony, huh? That's the Bob Jones crowd. I mean, why should their graduates care about gratitude, when they don't even care about the purity of God's Word? I am hated and despised by the Bob Jones crowd, because I have taken an uncompromising stand against them for their errant position of the Word of God. But I am not going to stop loving them and praying for them, no matter how much they do me wrong. Do you know that my biggest enemies and critics aren't witches, homosexuals, abortionists and idolaters? It is fellow professed fundamental Baptists. Go figure! They sure aren't fundamental anymore! Nothing makes me feel as lonely and discouraged as the Bob Jones camp.
The Bob Jones crowd offer a shallow form of superficial forgiveness that still holds a grudge. They teach a shallow form of modesty that still allows women staff members and students to wear pants. They preach about the importance of truth, while allowing and promoting multiple conflicting Bible versions. The average BJU church today has dozens of different Bibles versions floating around in the congregation. Who's confused? They are, of course! I became a born-again believer at age 13 and I've never used anything other than the precious inspired King James Bible!!!!!!!
I look to the Lord when I get discouraged. 1st Samuel 30:6, “And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God.” Where I live, the nearest and biggest church in town is the Bob Jones crowd. I love them so much, yet they don't love me. The senior pastor has openly in writing rejected my humble request to even visit their church. Due to my pain medications, it is difficult for me to drive long distances. I can do it, but fall asleep behind the wheel sometimes. The church is only five minutes away from where I stay. Yet, they don't even want me to even sit and hear the Bible taught. I know how the Apostle Paul felt when he said in 2nd Corinthians 12:15, “And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved.” Telling the truth is the greatest act of love. I am simply telling THE TRUTH about the precious King James Bible. I am despised so much by the BJU crowd that they don't want anything to do with me, but that's OK, I'm outside the gate with Jesus.