Beware Of Dangerous Fake Baptist Churches
By David J. Stewart | July 2015
Mark 7:6-7, “He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.”
This is one of the most important articles I've written this month, if not this year, because the people in today's churches are woefully being misled from the pulpit. Our independent Baptist churches are in a disgusting mess! How can a group of religious people be considered a “church” when they don't even teach the Gospel correctly? The teaching of Lordship Salvation has infected America's churches with Calvinism and Roman Catholicism, which both require human effort for salvation. If corrupted Baptists use fake Bibles, and teach a fake plan of salvation, then Biblically they are fake churches!
I'll get right to the point... You are in a religious cult, not a Bible-believing church, if your pastor teaches the false plan of Lordship Salvation. There is only one way to Heaven, not two. There is only one Gospel, not two. Either a person must forsake sinful bad habits (adultery, drunkenness, stealing, et cetera) to be saved, or else they do not. The Bible says clearly they do not (Romans 4:5-6). Ephesians 2:10 teaches that God saves the believer UNTO GOOD WORKS, not by good works! Dead works (neither giving up bad nor doing good) are a requirement to be saved. Many pastors are confused about what it means to “repent,” so they corrupt the Gospel to fit their agenda. Also see: Repent And Believe, Repent and Repentance Is A Change Of Mind. Nobody ever got saved who changed their life to be saved. You are a dirty sinner friend, and so am I, which is why we all need GOD'S IMPUTED RIGHTEOUSNESS!!!
Please understand that I am an Independent Fundamental Baptist myself. I thank God for all the good Baptist churches remaining, and I believe that the best churches today are still amongst independent fundamental Baptists. You won't find any soul-winning Methodist churches today. I don't know of any soul-winning Presbyterian churches anymore. The only churches remaining today who still go door-to-door soul-winning (a believer's Acts 20:20 vision) are a handful of independent Baptist churches! So please understand in this article that I am not condemning the Baptist denomination; but rather, those Baptist churches who've bought into Satan's lie of Calvinism (i.e., Paul Washer, John MacArthur, John Piper) and the counterfeit modern Bible PERversion movement!!!
One of my favorite books defending the simplicity of God's plan of salvation is titled “I NEVER KNEW YOU” (.pdf) by Michael Bowen. I like this book because the author exposes the false plan of salvation of eleven famous religious leaders of our apostate generation. I am not trying to be unkind; but rather, truthful according to the Holy Bible. What's the difference between a Seventh-Day Adventist religious cult, verses a Baptist religious cult that gets the plan of salvation wrong? There is no difference, because either way people are not getting born-again by the Holy Spirit of God. Instead, they are getting religion, and we've got a lot of that problem today.
All across the United States Baptists praise God with their mouths, but their heart is far from the truth, and that makes them far from God according to John 4:24. God cannot be worshipped in error and heresy. God cannot be worshipped in the flesh. I know Baptist church congregations who sing, tithe, pray and faithfully support the pastor, while using Satanic Bible versions and teaching the Satanic heresy of Lordship Salvation. How could this happen? The answer is that the churches are following the radio, internet and television preachers! What they see and hear is what influences them. I agree 100% with the following excellent video: Pastor Steven Anderson Exposes False Prophet Paul Washer! Evangelist Paul Washer has become a heretical kingpin in today's apostate churches because of his intense passionate preaching, albeit of the Devil. Washer is a graduate of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (a Calvinistic religious college). May I say, God will not save anyone who is trying to be saved, He will only save those who are trusting to be saved!
I once heard a Baptist pastor tell his congregation to pick-up their John MacArthur Bible-study materials at the back table while leaving. Why not just hang-up a big sign which reads: GET YOUR JOHN CALVIN HERESY HERE! Pastor John MacArthur is a staunch 5-point Calvinist. What are the 5-points of Calvinism? MacArthur teaches Calvin's heresy of Predestination, which encompasses Calvin's heretical doctrines of Total Depravity, Unconditional Election and Irresistible Grace. MacArthur also teaches Calvin's heresy of Limited Atonement, that is, the lie that Jesus only died for Christians, not for everyone. Dr. John MacArthur and Evangelist Paul Washer both teach John Calvin's heresy of the Perseverance Of The Saints for salvation. This heresy teaches that if a person is really saved they will persevere in holy living, and if they don't, they are not really saved. This heresy effectively adds human effort to God's simple plan of salvation.
We Have A Perfect Holy Bible Today in the 'King James Bible'!
Furthermore, to get to the point, you are in a religious cult if your group uses modern counterfeit Bible versions. God only wrote one book, two 300 English versions! It is pathetic. Even more pathetic are today's apostate pastors who go along with such wickedness. By U.S. copyright law, publishers of new Bible versions are required to substantially change the content from each other. Consequently, greedy scoundrels are intentionally making unnecessary changes to God's Word to make a buck!!! And our churches are filled with utter fools who have a dozen different Bible versions on their bookshelf at home. You are in a religious cult if your so-called “church” is using multiple Bible versions!!! You had better only use and trust the trustworthy King James Bible!!! Pastors who criticize the King James Bible are effectively teaching that we do not have a perfect Bible today. So then why read it, if the omnipotent God of the universe was incapable of preserving His “very pure” words (Psalms 119:140) unto every generation as He promised in Psalms 12:6-7?
Since the Word of God is our authority, we must have it. The Bible is a church's charter to exist. Now if you don't have the pure words of God, then you have no way to go to the Final Authority. If you don't have the Word of God, then you have NO CHURCH!!! If your so-called “church” uses multiple Bible versions, which all drastically disagree in meaning, then you have a big problem because you have more than one authority. Churches that use more than one Bible version have a two-headed monstrosity on their hands, because anything with two heads is a monster. God only wrote one Book! Please listen to the classic MP3 sermon by Dr. Jack Hyles titled, “LOGIC MUST PROVE THE KING JAMES BIBLE!!!” If we have no Bible, then we can only go to human wisdom and the collective human experience for knowledge. Bless God, the United States is the citadel of missionary outreach and world evangelization. It makes sense why God preserved His inspired words in the English language. Thank God for the King James Bible!!!
If you disagree with me, then you have a problem, because all the different Bible versions say different things, and they cannot all be inspired by God. Which Bible uplifts the preeminent name of Jesus Christ, His deity and Godhead? Only the precious King James Bible!!! All modern versions attack Christ's deity. Apostasy is a constant threat to the churches, and a godly pastor will take a stand for God against the emerging apostate church. All these new Bible versions originated with occultists in the 19th century. Satan knew that the best way to infiltrate and corrupt the churches would be through changing the Bible (Romans 1:25). 1st Corinthians 14:33 teaches that God is not the author of confusion, and that's exactly what America's plethora of Bible versions are causing.
Such religious groups (and that's all that they really are) have drifted away from the fundamentals of the Christian faith. No church is “fundamental” who uses Satanic PERversions alongside the trustworthy King James Bible. There's a saying which goes, “You can tell a man's character by the company he keeps.” So true! So if a so-called Baptist “church” uses dozens of different versions of the Bible, or two versions for that matter, it shows that the pastors of the church are not concerned about doctrinal purity, because all the new counterfeited Bible versions are drastically different from each other when compared.
Find the preachers today who are on-fire the most for God, and you'll discover that they are King James Bible only! Find the most honest and doctrinally sound preachers today, and you'll discover that they are King James Bible only! You go find the preachers who still run bus ministries to reach the poor and maimed, to reach the blind and deaf, loving and restoring those with criminal pasts and the unwanted outcasts of society, and you'll quickly discover that they are King James Bible only preachers! The emerging churches are into entertainment, ecumenical apostasy and making their pastors mega-filthy rich. Always find out what ministry leaders are paid before you donate a penny to them. Never support a man paying himself a 6-digit salary (or anywhere near it).
Look at the salaries of pastors today and you'll find that the godly King James Bible only preachers receive the least pay. Apostate Rick Warren has a net worth of $25,000,000. Apostate Ray Comfort takes in $2,100,000 a year. Apostate Ravi Zacharias rakes in $18,000,000 a year. Apostate John MacArthur's 2013 Grace To You salary was over $246,000 that year (this doesn't include book royalties and multiple other sources of revenue). Apostate Billy Graham gets paid over $633,722 a year!!! Are these true servants of God, or servants of themselves? The answer is obvious. Every one of these religious shysters and con men use the modern counterfeit Bible versions, because truth does not matter to them. Do you know what I got paid last year for serving God? NOT ONE DOLLAR! Amen, I wouldn't have it any other way!!! My reward is in Heaven.
The Apostate Emerging Church Movement
The Emerging Church Movement is an apostate church, intended to usher in a New World Order. Theosophist Alice Ann Bailey (1880-1949) taught occultist readers in her book titled “The Externalisation Of The Hierarchy” (pp. 510, 514) that: the churches would be infiltrated by Freemasons, and then slowly incorporate new Bible versions, ecumenical policies, non-confrontational teachings, with no radical doctrines. Bailey said to preserve the outer appearance of the church (singing, tithing, praising, a building, a sermonette, et cetera) to maintain the ILLUSION of a genuine church. Alice Bailey's book is a manual on how to infiltrate, corrupt and destroy the churches! Pastor Rick Warren is a gifted speaker, but he is a lousy preacher. Warren is doing exactly what Alice Bailey suggested, that is, preserving the outer appearance of a Biblical church, while hollowing out the inside and teaching ecumenical garbage. Go to Warren's website and look for the cross upon which Christ died, was buried and resurrected three days later.
On his website at rickwarren.org, he has a drop down menu titled “KNOW GOD.” There is no mention of the elements of the Gospel. He doesn't mention the cross at all, nor Christ's death. He doesn't mention Christ's resurrection. Listen for yourself! Mr. Warren says some great things in his presentation. He is correct that a lot of people live a full life, but they don't life a meaningful life. Rick says that he hears three main things from people, that they are: exhausted, empty and enslaved. Who can fault Warren for these statements? Rick is correct that many people have much to “live on,” but they have nothing to “live for.” But unfortunately, Rick Warren takes these inviting type, psychological, catch-all phrases, to suck in the heart and mind of the audience, but then fails to give them the undiluted Gospel message. There can be no salvation without the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ, and that's a fundamental truth that MUST BE PREACHED!!!
A common evil practice these days, which was suggested by Alice Bailey in her book, “The Externalisation Of The Hierarchy,” is to keep the church's core tenants (charter) in writing, but then teach New World Order philosophies from the pulpit, classes and in the pastor's books. This way, when challenged about their core beliefs, they can revert back to their core tenants. But then everywhere they go and speak, it's all New World Order propaganda, doctrinally deficient mumbo-jumbo, and ecumenical heresy. You cannot simply look at a ministry's statement of faith anymore to know what they believe and teach, because Satan's ministers are becoming very deceptive nowadays.
If your pastor teaches that it's not enough to see yourself as a guilty sinner in God's holy eyes to be saved (Romans 3:19); but also, he says you MUST turn away from sinful living and forsake the sinful bad habits in your life, and surrender all to Jesus to live for Him, then you are in a CULT!!! You DON'T have to invite Jesus into your life to be saved. You can do that and go straight to Hell when you die. You DON'T get saved by turning over a new leaf, nor do you get saved by ceasing from bad works to do good works. The world's churches are saturated with religious hypocrites, who are doing their best to abstain from sinning because they love God; yet they are going to split Hell wide open the very second they die and BURN FOREVER AND EVER!!!
Why you ask? It is because no amount of good works or human effort can erase the sins we've committed throughout life. I am a horrible sinner! You are a horrible sinner! We are all sinners by nature and by choice! We all commit wickedness!!! We all deserve to go straight to Hell—Do not pass go, do not collect $200, go directly to jail (remember the fun board game Monopoly?). Well, Hell isn't a game, and it won't be fun. There are no parties in Hell. You won't be with your friends in Hell. You don't have any power over your horrific conditions. In Hell, you are in God's torture prison, where there is no rest day nor night, no mercy and the smoke of your torment rises up forever from the fiery furnace (Revelation 14:11). Why would you want to go there? There are no winners in Hell, only big time losers for all eternity. If you choose to go to Hell by rejecting Christ Jesus as your personal Savior, then you will be the eternal loser.
Only a complete fool would reject God's free gift of eternal life (Ephesians 2:8-10). Tragically, most people won't come to Jesus to be saved, either because they feel safe while blinded in their false religion (like Roman Catholicism, Judaism and Mormonism); or else because they love their sins and don't want anything to do with the Holy Spirit who convicts people of their sins (John 3:20). If you go to Hell, you won't just be the lonesome loser, you'll also be the loneliest loser for all eternity!!! The choice is yours alone to make.
Revelation 21:8 lists a group of people who will be cast into the Lake of Fire and Brimstone, which is the Second Death. The first person listed is those who are timid, fearful. Hell will be filled with people who wanted answers but were too afraid to ask. God won't allow you to slide on Judgment Day. Luke 13:23-24 ought to scare you. It says that many people in eternity will seek to enter into Heaven, no doubt because they sincerely think they'll have every right to enter. To their horror, they will be rejected and cast into Hell to burn. What did they do wrong? Romans 10:3-4 tells us, that is, they went about to establish their own righteousness, instead of submitting themselves unto the righteousness of God, which is by faith alone in the Gospel (Good News) of Jesus Christ. The “Gospel” is that Jesus died on the cross for our sins, was buried, and then bodily resurrected three days later for our justification (1st Corinthians 15:1-4). Believe and the work is done (John 6:28-29).
Don't add to God's simple plan of salvation. Turning from sinful ways is human effort, and not a part of salvation. Jesus changes a man when he gets saved, but it is Satanic heresy to require that change (either before or after) a person believes, in order to be saved. If a person believes, but we don't see any changes, he or she could still be saved. We cannot see a person's heart, so we simply do not know. Lot was a sinful man, who moved his family to Sodom. His sons-in-laws perished in Sodom due to Lot's lousy testimony. They laughed him to scorn when he spoke of the things of God. You know the rest of the horror story concerning Lot's family. If it weren't for 2nd Peter 2:7-8 in the New Testament, calling Lot a “just man,” we'd never know that he was saved from just looking at the Old Testament. But Lot was saved. And I believe Demas, who forsook Paul, was saved.
My friend, what you just read by Alice Bailey is a manual on how to infiltrate, corrupt and destroy the churches! It is happening now!!! Our churches are in ruins. Evangelist Billy Sunday saw this horrifying trend a century ago in 1914...
“It would be a godsend if the Church would
suffer persecution today; she hasn't
suffered it for hundreds of years. She is growing rich and lagging behind. Going back.”
SOURCE: Billy Sunday, The Need for Revivals, From "Billy Sunday: The Man and His Message,” by William T. Ellis, Philadelphia: John C. Winston Co., 1914
The average independent Baptist church has been corrupted, using the corrupted modern Bible PERversions instead of recognizing the faithful King James Bible as God's preserved very pure Words. Psalms 119:140, “Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.” God promised to preserve those very pure Words unto every generation (Psalms 12:6-7). Every modern counterfeit Bible version completely changes this Scripture passage, saying that God preserves the saints instead. BLASPHEMY!!!
Since greedy publishers are wickedly butchering the Word of God, and there are literally hundreds of English versions, they had to remove this promise from God from Psalms 12:6-7. The Devil's hands have been very busy! If you'll ponder over the issue, you ought to be alarmed just as I am. Satan has succeeded in sneaking counterfeit Bible versions into the churches. The average churchgoer is so confused, indifferent toward the things of God, and woefully ignorant of truth, that they just don't care.
I have been exposing the heresy of counterfeit Bible versions and the false plan of Lordship Salvation since 2002 online, but heresy is overtaking the churches by the hour!!!
The heresy of Zionism is a big threat, deceiving churches to support the New World Order. If you support present-day apostate Israel, then you support the Illuminati who created it in May of 1948.
I fully support a pretribulation Rapture, which if you rightly divide the Word of truth, is the only doctrinal position that fits all the puzzle pieces of Bible prophecy. Jesus said no one knows the day nor the hour of His return (Mark 13:32-37). If the Lord returns at any other time than before the Tribulation period, then we could literally calculate the exact day of the Lord's return. This goes against the Scriptures. I have identified 29 differences between the Rapture verses Christ's Second Coming 7-years later.
I also believe and teach an old earth view, aka, the Gap Principle. It is not a theory if you examine the Hebrew word usage in Genesis chapter one. God only used the word “created” (bara) in Genesis 1:1 and then again when He created animals and man on the fifth day of creation. Everything in between uses an entirely different Hebrew word, asah, meaning “made.” The Bible does NOT teach a young earth doctrinal position, and those who espouse a young earth can only do so by jumping to bizarre conclusions that are a major embarrassment to Christianity.
Albeit, regardless of one's position on the Rapture, age of the earth or Zionism, it has no affect on their salvation. Granted, heresy can deter a person from wanting to hear the Gospel. You'd be surprised how many people won't listen to anything Christians have to say, because it is so blatantly obvious that they are woefully ignorant about science and when dinosaurs lived. If you believe that dinosaurs lived 4,500 years ago, you are deceived, and intelligent people are not going to respect you enough to hear anything you have to say, because they think you're an idiot. I say that kindly, but truthfully. Science never goes against the Holy Bible. We know Evolution is a lie, because it contradicts known science and the Bible. There's not one bit of credible proof to validate the theory of Evolution. Yet, we do have scientific evidence, as well as Biblical evidence, of an old earth. Dinosaurs lived 65 million to 220 million years ago, just as science evidences. Although the earth is very old, mankind is only 6,000 years old, evidenced by the history of civilization. It all makes sense when we let the Holy Bible interpret itself.
Yet, I would not avoid a church just because they teach the heresies of Zionism, a pre-wrath or postribulation Rapture, or a young earth. I mean, you should attend a godly church that doesn't teach these heresies if at all possible, but you may not have a godly church near you. And a good church is a godly church! Having said that, there are two deal-breakers, and that is apostate churches that teach the heresy of Lordship Salvation, and those that use corrupted modern counterfeit Bible versions. You would be better off staying home and not attending church at all, than to go to these religious cults!!! What's the use of going to a so-called “church” if they teach a false plan of salvation and use Satanic Bible versions??? Please don't let the Devil give you a false hope!
The saddest thing of all is that many (if not most) of these wayward pastors have been repeatedly warned by humble servants of God; yet, they refuse to heed the truth because of ministerial arrogance, peer pressure from fellow clergy, and the risk of financial loss for going against mainstream apostate evangelicalism. In other words, they are going along to get along, loving the praise of man more than the praise of God (John 12:42-43). A genuine man of God pursues truth over popularity, and the approval of God rather than financial security. Our churches are in code blue, ready to die if not dead. The power of the Holy Spirit is not present!
Pastor R.A. Torrey rightly said:
“We are too busy to pray, and so we are too busy to have power. We have a great deal of activity, but we accomplish little; many services but few conversions; much machinery but few results.” —Pastor R.A. Torrey (1856-1928)
This explains why tens-of-thousands of apostate pastors tolerate dozens of counterfeit Bible versions, instead of standing for the pure King James Bible. If it's not the King James Bible, then you tell me which one is God's preserved inspired words! Don't you dare tell me that the omnipotent God of the universe is incapable of giving us a perfect Bible, or that the common man must first learn Hebrew, Chaldean and Greek before he can understand the depth of God's Word!!! There are also numerous Greek texts available, which drastically agree. Which one if not the Textus Receptus from which our beloved King James Bible is translated?
How We know The King James Bible Is The One!
I don't need any so-called professor fat-bottomed “expert” or some deadbeat deeper-lifer theologian to show me which Bible is true. A child doesn't need help identifying its true mother.
There is a remarkable story in the Old Testament of the two mothers. The story demonstrates king Solomon's wisdom from God. These two women lived together. One night, one of the mothers rolled over on her child and smothered it to death. When the woman awoke and saw that her child was dead, she quickly swapped her dead child with that of the living mother. Of course, as any mother knows, the real mother knew instantly that this was not her biological child. So the women were brought before king Solomon to judge who the real mother was. Solomon asked for a sword and said he would divide the child between the two mothers, literally. The false mother said something like, “Go ahead, do it, cut the baby into two pieces!” But the real mother cried out, “Stop, give her the child, please don't harm him!” Solomon knew immediately who the real mother was, and said to give the baby to the woman who cried not to divide the child.
Likewise, the religious world is filled with false prophets who say, “Yes, divide the Word of God into pieces, give us each a portion of the pie!” But faithful Christians who love the Lord Jesus Christ cry out and say, “Stop, please don't divide the Word of God, leave it alone!” It is obvious which Bible is genuine, that is, the Book that millions of true believers are crying out not to corrupt, not to divide, and not to retranslate again and again and again!!! Please do our precious King James Bible no harm!!! But the ungodly, like greedy ravening dogs, say, “Tear it apart! Change it! Reword it! Diminish it! Add to it! Corrupt it! Let's market it!!!”
Ah, but the true children of God, who have been born-again by the incorruptible seed of the Word of God, says, “Don't change it! Don't touch it! Don't mess with it! Don't add to it! Don't redefine it! Don't profit from the corruption of it! Leave God's Word alone!” That's one main reason that anyone can know which Bible is truly God's Word. May I say, the King James Bible is not a version, it is the Holy Bible, and it is not copyrighted, so anyone can print it freely and distribute it as much as they want!!! Amen and amen!
It Will Be Worth It All When We See Jesus
You are my cherished treasure, all of you who God helps through my humble labors. That includes my enemies whom I love and pray for frequently. Ten thousand years from now all that will matter is whether you died in your sins and went to Hell (John 8:24), or if you died in Christ Jesus by faith (Revelation 14:13). I choose not to see mean people for what they are; but rather, I see their pain, and their burdens, their loneliness, and that they have never truly experienced the love and forgiveness of our awesome Savior Jesus Christ. I choose to see beyond people's faults and look at their spiritual needs. I choose to see people as broken instead of bad. I learned that from Pastor Jack Hyles. I don't believe anyone is beyond hope. I choose to see what others can become through the redeeming power of Christ's redeeming blood and the Holy Spirit.
You are my treasure, in whom I have invested my time and life for Christ. This ministry reaches tens-of-thousands of people each and every day. I know that God (by His mercy and grace) will greatly reward me in Heaven, and I do look forward to enjoying eternity, but for now there is still much labor to be done for Christ while it is still day. I am a born-again Christian. I am a truth-seeker. The King James Bible is truth! The Gospel is truth! Lordship Salvation is Satanism! The new counterfeit Bible versions are Satanism! When the apostle Peter suggested pulling on the same rope as the Devil, by saying he would fight to prevent Christ from being crucified, Jesus called Peter “Satan”! Jesus says to all the religious cults teaching Lordship Salvation today, “GET THEE BEHIND ME SATAN!” Jesus says to all the so-called churches using counterfeit modern Bible versions, “GET THEE BEHIND ME SATAN!”
Whether you realize it or not, you are pulling on the same rope as the Devil when you use, promote, and tolerate the modern counterfeit Bible versions (which were all translated from the heretical work of Brooke Westcott and Fenton Hort). I am bewildered when I hear longtime pastors saying that they don't criticize the new demonic translations of the Bible, because they don't want to offend baby believers. What wickedness!!! We need a revival in our churches today of loving, preaching, and caring about THE TRUTH. The truth has few friends these days. Shame on any pastor who cowardly chooses not to warn God's sheep of the danger of false translations. It is the PERverted Bible versions that are ruining our churches. The watered-down Bible versions have led to watered-down church pulpits and congregations. Let him that hath ears to hear, take heed to what I say. END
John 4:23-24, “But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”
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!)
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