SHAME On Moody Bible Institute!
By David J. Stewart | October 2013
Proverbs 31:6, “Give strong drink
unto him that is ready to perish...”
“Whiskey and beer are all right in their place, but their place is in hell.” —Billy Sunday
Moody Bible Institute Hits New Moral Low: Lifts Ban On Alcohol, Tobacco & Gambling For Employees
The New York Times and Chicago Tribune ran articles in late September 2013 about Moody Bible Institute's (MBI) shameful decision to lift the more than century-long ban on booze and tobacco for staff and faculty. Moody Bible Institute was founded by the mighty man of God, Dwight Lyman Moody in 1886. Listen to the lies of Moody's sad president, Paul Nyquist...
"We're the Moody Bible Institute, so we're very interested in staying and adhering to God's word," said Moody's president, Paul Nyquist. "You can't substantiate nondrinking from Scripture. In New Testament times, in Old Testament times, there was drinking of wine. You can't get around that."
SOURCE: Moody - Drink, Smoke And Gamble - Chicago Tribune
Yeah, there was drinking in the Old Testament and it wreaked havoc. Noah and his son Ham endured a strained relationship for the rest of their lives because Noah got drunk one day. When Noah got drunk he got naked. The first incident of incest recorded in history, between Lot and his daughters, never would have happened if it were not for the alcohol that they brought with them out of Sodom. God utterly destroyed that wicked city because it was so contemptible and filled with all manner of evil.
One truth that needs to be mentioned is that “wine” in the Old Testament was naturally fermented. That's why the Bible says in Proverbs 23:29-30, “Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes? They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine.” Notice that to get drunk you had to “TARRY LONG AT THE WINE.” That's not the case at all with today's distillery made beers, whiskeys and wines which contain high concentrations of alcohol, which the Bible calls “STRONG DRINK.” Proverbs 20:1 warns us, “Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.” Moody's administration, staff and teachers are NOT WISE the Bible says, because they are drinking strong drink. Beer is for fools! Along with booze comes DUI's and all the sins associated with LIQUID DEVIL.
Moody, Like Wheaton College, Are Following The Sinful World
Hypocritically, the new policy doesn't apply to students. It is apostasy!!! It is wickedness!!! The historical Christian, Biblical and moral position for abstaining from alcohol, tobacco and gambling, has now shifted to a sinful position of situation ethics and cultural shifting. The only shifting that I see going on at Moody is BACKSLIDING! Dwight Moody, Billy Sunday and other faithful preachers of the era stood uncompromisingly against the evils brought about by dancing, gambling, and booze!
Nothing has changed over the past century. Dancing is as sensual, sexually suggestive and filthy today as it ever was. Hundreds of thousands of innocent people are still being murdered by drunk drivers under the influence of alcohol. Wives are still being beaten. Sexual sins are still synonymous with alcohol. Poverty and broken lives are still caused by alcohol. Smoking still causes cancer. Smoking won't send you to Hell, but it will make you smell like you've been there. Sin is still sin a century later. Booze is still public enemy number one. The awfulness of sin hasn't changed. God hasn't changed. What has changed is our morals in the United States. We are living in the wicked television generation (MP3 sermon clip, Brother Roloff, from 1967). With all the sexual filth on TV, the violence and the wickedness, no wonder Moody is dipping its sails in sinful compromise. It's high time for God's children to stand firm upon the promises of God and righteousness, instead of hobnobbing with the Devil's sinful crowd...
But Moody's decision also marks a significant departure from its legacy. Like many 19th-century evangelists, Moody's founder, the Rev. Dwight L. Moody, played a role in the nation's temperance movement.
"They were observing what they believed was the disrupting, damaging and deteriorating influence of alcohol in culture," said Lloyd Dodson, Moody's vice president of human resources, who led the faculty and staff group that recommended the change. "Times have changed, where churches are speaking on other issues and less about that."
SOURCE: Moody - Drink, Smoke And Gamble - Chicago Tribune
Times may have changed, but God hasn't changed. The Bible hasn't changed. Biblical morality hasn't changed. As born-again believers we're not supposed to allow the ever-changing, sinful, world to dictate our moral standards; but rather, the unchanging, inspired, Words of a holy God.
I think our text Scripture from Proverbs 31:6 is fitting. The Bible says to give booze (strong drink) to those who are dying (him that is ready to perish). America's evangelical BIBLE COLLEGES ARE SPIRITUALLY DYING!!! So maybe they're just drinking themselves out of their misery before apostasy finishes Moody Bible Institute off completely for the Devil. This certainly seems to be the case.
Alcohol is as much a menace to society today as it has ever been. Alcohol is just as disruptive, damaging and deteriorating to culture today as it ever was! People are still dying. When people guzzle their booze, the tragic consequences that follow are no “accident.” Drunken drivers who kill their innocent victims are usually charged with involuntary manslaughter and merely given light prison sentences of only 5 years (10 years if they murder a group of children).
God's curse is upon the legislatures, judges and lawyers who continue to allow the evils of alcohol in America. Truly, the love of money is the root of all evil. I'm tired of hearing about how wonderful of a guy John McCain is as a war hero. He's an illuminati kingpin, totally bought off and a part of the globalist establishment all the way. McCain's wife owns a giant booze company and they are no heroes!
Billy Sunday exposed the booze cartel for good reason and they hated him for fighting against their wickedness...
“I've stood for more sneers and scoffs and insults and had my life threatened from one end of the land to the other by this God-forsaken gang of thugs and cutthroats because I have come out uncompromisingly against them.” —Evangelist Billy Sunday
What a sorry and sad testimony upon the administration, 600 staff members and faculty of Moody ministries. Shame on their board of directors! This type of apostasy can only lead to further apostasy until the Devil takes complete control. Eventually, indifference and anarchy will set in like rigor mortis and the Bible college will die spiritually. It appears to have already happened. They bring in mostly secular courses and all remnants of a once great Bible institution have been totally eradicated. Dwight L. Moody (1837-1899) is crying from Heaven! The Lord is crying from Heaven! And don't think for one second that God is not angry. Everything about alcohol is evil. Beer ruins so many families! I am shocked that a professed Bible college would permit it's staff, administrators and Bible professors to engage in booze drinking. It's tragic! What a shame! Moody is going downhill fast!
I took a look at Moody's courses being offered and found a course on Spiritual Formation And Discipleship. They advertise the course as, “Learn fundamental skills in development of Christian character and provide a foundation for spiritual growth and outreach.” What a pathetic joke! You want me to send my son or daughter to your school to attend a college class on learning Christian character, while you allow your staff and employees to drink booze, gamble at casinos and smoke cigars? I don't think so. Not on my watch! Parents, don't be foolish. Any parent who approves of Moody Bible Institute's allowance of worldly activities is not right with God. THE GOD OF THE KING JAMES BIBLE IS A HOLY GOD!!! Drinking booze is not being holy. Smoking cigarettes is not being holy. Gambling with cards is not holy. If employees can drink alcohol, then that means they can also frequent taverns, bars and nightclubs where booze is sold. Lame Moody, that is really lame!
I am shell-shocked that any so-called Christian university would allow their employees to indulge in such worldly activities, which sends a clear message to all their students that morality is not really all that important.
Who Is On The Lord's Side? (Joshua 24:15)
With all the moral filth in American society today. With all the drunkenness and debauchery. With all the fornication and sexual immorality caused by alcohol. With all the promotion of booze on television and by the beer cartels, why would any professed Christian college help pull on the same rope as the Devil? Why, oh why, would any professed Bible university change it's long-time ban against drinking and smoking? I'll tell you why, because Moody's employees are already doing it. The last remaining bastions of morality in America are crumbling.
Many people criticize me for preaching against ecumenicals and apostates for their sinful compromise, false doctrines and hob-knobbing with unsaved reprobates; yet, times like this vindicate my concerns and Biblical preaching. I've been exposing Moody ministries for many years now because of their teaching of Lordship Salvation. I've been preaching against their low morals and printing of John MacArthur's heretical literature. And now they are permitting their 600 staff and faculty members to drink booze, gamble and smoke cigarettes (a disgusting, filthy, bad habit). It's also a sin, because 1st Corinthians 3:16-17 forbid defiling the body, which is the temple of the Holy Spirit. Anything that defiles our body is sinful.
Do you know the main reason WHY you shouldn't drink, smoke or gamble? It's because Jesus lives in you if you are born-again by the Holy Spirit of God...
1st Corinthians 3:16-17, “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.”
The very God of the universe, your Creator and Redeemer, lives within your body if you are saved. To be saved all you have to do is receive the gospel as full-payment for your sins. Just trust upon the fact that Christ died, was buried and resurrected after three days for YOUR SINS (1st Corinthians 15:1-4). That's it! John 20:31, “But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.” The choice is yours!
It's not too hard to see that Moody Bible Institute is headed down the tubes (if the Lord tarries His return). They are going to become a heathen university. Moody Church is already dead! I wouldn't give you a dime for their college or their staff. I would hope that there are still some respectable Christians working at Moody ministries who will resign and leave that mess before they go down with the mother ship. The handwriting has been on the wall for decades. Moody is not a good place to train to serve God. What are we teaching our youth when Bible colleges allow teachers and staff to drink alcoholic beverages and smoke cigarettes? Dr. Hyles used to say that he would burn Hyles-Anderson to the ground before he would allow liberals to share their views from the pulpit. Yes Sir, I agree! If Dwight L. Moody were alive today, I firmly believe that he would fire all the administrators and any employee who smokes, drinks or gambles. This is a Christian school, not a tavern. If you want to drink booze, join the Devil's ranks!
I remember way back in the late 1980's buying some books from Moody's downtown Chicago bookstore. I remember seeing female Moody students wearing tight pants. I remember hearing Christian Rock music being played over their store speakers (all of Satan's apples have worms... there's no such animal as “Christian” Rock music). I saw the students holding hands and ogling each other in public. One guy had his thumb in his girlfriend's rear-end, through a hole in her pants. That's Moody 20 years ago! I knew back then that Moody Bible Institute was following Jesus from afar off like Peter. I recall hearing a group of Moody students tell a gospel Skid Row minister in Chicago that we we're living in new times and the old hymns of the 19th century we're out-dated and needed to go away. Those brats are wrong! Give me the old-time religion!!! Look at Moody's students today and you'll see that all the females wear pants. The Bible teaches that women are not to wear men's clothing, nor men women's clothing (Deuteronomy 22:5).
Deuteronomy 22:5, “The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.”
The preceding Scripture is not a ceremonial law; but rather, a moral law. Ceremonial laws only applied to a specific people (the Jews), during a specific time (the Old Testament), in a specific region of the world (Palestine); but moral laws apply at all times, everywhere and for all people. God hates effeminacy, cross-dressing and sissy behavior for men. God also hates rugged, manly and cross-dressing on women. Men are to be rugged, decisive and tough; but women are to be soft, meek and shamefaced.
God hates the impudent face (a look of casual disrespect) on a woman, notorious for harlots and rebels (Proverbs 7:13). That impudent face is prevalent in America today, and God hates it. The Lord will wipe that impudent face away, as promised by Isaiah 13:11. God will punish the world for their pride, arrogance and evil. Christians ought to strive to live holy (moral perfection) as God is holy. Gambling, booze and smoking are of the Devil. Alcohol is of the Devil!!! The beer companies know it (as seen to the right), but it's too bad that Moody's so-called Christian leaders won't admit it. Beer is one of Satan's most effective weapons!
As the world changes for the worse, Moody is following them downhill into perdition. That is what is happening now. Since most people drink beer and smoke cigarettes these days (not me, not once, not ever! Amen!), Moody's directors want to keep up with the sinful world. Admittedly, Moody officials want to adapt to changes in American culture for the sake of attracting more teachers and worldly students. But they're now going to be attracting the wrong kind of teachers and students, which will ultimately bring Moody Bible Institute to its knees in defeat to the Devil. I wouldn't give you a dime for a so-called Bible teacher who is so worldly as to drink booze or wine, and gamble and smoke filthy cigarettes. Teachers are mentors! What kind of message does that send to the students?
In my opinion, I wouldn't recommend for anyone to attend Moody church or their college, unless you want an inferior Christian education and to be influenced by worldly teachers. I don't want a Bible teacher who smokes cigarettes, gambles with cards and drinks booze. And I certainly don't want a Bible teacher who thinks a blood-denying reprobate like John MacArthur is a great man of God. MacArthur is bas news, although he does say many excellent things and is 95% accurate in his teachings. Would you drink a cup of milk with one drop of rat poison in it? I didn't think so. MacArthur's damnable teachings on Lordship Salvation and denying the validity and importance of Christ's literal, physical, blood sacrifice make him a very dangerous teacher.
You Can Have Moody Bible SINstitute, God Doesn't Want It!
In September of 2013 Moody Bible Institute in Chicago voted to overturn a century old ban against boozing, smoking and gambling for faculty members and staff. To counter criticism from various churches, Moody has been hypocritically promoting the theme of “HOLINESS.” What a sad testimony! Pastor Dwight L. Moody is crying up in Heaven.
Holiness Moody Style
What has Moody ministries deteriorated into? How does one teach about holiness with a 6-pack of beer, a carton of cigarettes and a deck of cards in hand? Where is the preaching of the awfulness of Hell? Where is the warning of coming judgment? Does anyone believe in a literal burning Hell anymore? Where is the preaching against sin?
Hey Bible Students, Let's Talk About Holiness Today!
I want to go up to many church pulpits today and say to the pastors, “YOU'RE FIRED!” It's really tragic! And may I say kindly, God pity the chicken-coop, hen-pecked, weak-kneed, pastor who is controlled by a pulpit committee. Over my dead body!
Was Evangelist Billy Sunday Wrong About Booze?
Billy Sunday wasn't just full of hot air was he? I mean, either alcohol is the root of many evils or it is acceptable and ok. All of the police reality series shows on TV clearly expose the evils of booze.
The Curse Of Liquor (by Evangelist Billy Sunday)
Get right with God Moody Bible Institute!
“Whiskey and beer are all right in their place, but their place is in hell.” —Billy Sunday
It's hard to believe that The University Of Chicago was once founded by a faithful Baptist preacher. Today UOC is one of the most liberal, dead and ungodly universities in America! I'm not trying to be unkind, and I'm a big sinner like anybody else; but as Christians we are supposed to take a stand against wickedness on behalf of our God. “Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?” ―Psalm 94:16
According to the September 27, 2013 New York Times...
Evangelical College Lifts Alcohol Ban, in Culture Shift
Insiders say that this change at Moody, founded by the 19th-century evangelist Dwight L. Moody and a pillar of the conservative wing of evangelicalism, is, above all, a smart business move. The old, restrictive rules made it more difficult to recruit faculty members and staff.
Jerry B. Jenkins, the co-author of the best-selling “Left Behind” novels and the chairman of Moody’s board of trustees, said that J. Paul Nyquist, who became president of the school in 2009, first floated the idea of a new policy. According to Mr. Jenkins, Mr. Nyquist discovered that some potential Christian employees were put off by Moody’s strict code.
“He said that in the hiring practices, they had been running into people responding to the fact that it was kind of pharisaical of us to have a bunch of lists of rules,” Mr. Jenkins said.
“Pharisaical” refers to the biblical Pharisees, believed by Christians in the Bible to prefer systemic rules to general principles, like forgiveness and love.
So about a year ago, Mr. Nyquist convened a committee to explore a change.
“They brought back a report,” Mr. Nyquist said, “and we decided that this was an area where we wanted to change the standard to reflect no more or less than what God requires. We know the Bible tells us that God gives us our food and gives us our drink. So use your biblically discerned conscience and do what God wants you to in these areas.”
Mr. Nyquist was alluding to the fact that there is drinking all over the Bible, in both the Old and New Testaments. At the wedding at Cana, for example, Jesus turns water into wine.
Yet in the New Testament, the apostle Paul teaches that our bodies are our temples, and many Christians infer from this and other passages that drunkenness is an affront to God. Proponents of total abstinence conclude that, given humans’ fallen, sinful nature, it is prudent for Christians to avoid alcohol altogether.
Molly Worthen, the author of “Apostles of Reason: The Crisis of Authority in American Evangelicalism,” said that in recent decades some evangelicals have put distance between themselves and what they see as a censorious, conservative Christian culture.
“Particularly younger evangelicals and fundamentalists are disillusioned with their parents’ version of the Christian right,” Ms. Worthen said. As part of their attempt to develop a fresh take on evangelicalism, some of them have decided that they can trust themselves to drink.
“For example,” Ms. Worthen said, “I know young Nazarenes” — a conservative Christian denomination — “who are beginning to drink a little bit, but still have a lot of anxiety about it. What’s happening just now at Moody and at other schools, with the loosening of bans on drinking and dancing, is that conservative Protestants are kind of at a crossroads.”
Of course, at Moody it’s the grown-ups who now have permission to drink, not the students. But the school is part of a clear trend, in which evangelical colleges try to stay in step with the culture, however gingerly. And these small changes are often prompted by students. For example, both Wheaton College, outside Chicago, and John Brown University, in Arkansas, ended dancing bans in part because of pressure from students.
SOURCE: In Culture Shift, Evangelical College Lifts Alcohol Ban - NYTimes.com
Moody's spiritual leaders said they chose to drop the ban on alcohol and tobacco to attract new teachers into their Bible college. What a horrible thing! What Bible are they using now? The King James Bible teaches against drinking booze! Proverbs 20:1 warns us, “Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.” Moody's staff and teachers are NOT WISE the Bible says, because they are drinking strong drink (any distillery produced alcohol is strong drink). As mentioned earlier, in Bible days you had to tarry long at the naturally fermented wine to get drunk. It took all day at the wine. But today just a few beers will land you in prison with a serious DUI or DWI charges. The police impound your car and take it permanently if you are a repeat offender.
DUI attorneys can cost tens-of-thousands of dollars in legal fees. What kind of idiot college board would permit alcohol, fully knowing what alcohol does to families? Dr. John R. Rice called alcohol “LIQUID DEVIL” for a very good reason... BEER KILLS!!! Moody is now pulling on the same rope as the Devil. Every beer-drinker who attempts to justify their drunkenness will cite Moody ministries from now on as their excuse. Hey, even Bible college professors drink booze! I know that God will hold Moody's decision makers accountable for all the evil repercussions because of this wicked decision to permit booze, gambling and smoking. Just wait until Moody Bible Institute's teachers start getting arrested for driving under the influence (DUI). Moody is nothing more today than a money-making business, period! Oh, how D.L. Moody's heart must be breaking in Heaven!
Moody ministries is a disgrace today in 2013. Real great Christian testimony, huh? Does anyone care what people think about the Lord because of our actions? Matthew 5:16 says to let our good works so shine before men that they may see our good works and glorify God which is in Heaven. How does drinking beer, playing cards and smoking cigarettes bring glory to God? Are these good works? No, they are bad works of the reprobate world. Noah never would have become drunk if he hadn't taken that first drink. You can't take two drinks if you don't take the first. That's Brother Jack Hyles' philosophy and I like it a lot. If God wanted us to smoke anything, then He would have put a chimney up on top of our head (but He didn't).
It is ungodly wickedness what Moody is allowing. What has our nation's Bible colleges become? Why not allow marijuana and homosexuality while you're at it. How about card games and strip poker? The moral banner should be lifted higher, not brought lower to attract a lower moral crowd to teach Bible to our youth. Has Moody become the “SIN CITY” of Bible institutions? What a sick paradox! What an unbelievable sign of apostasy in our churches today. When Bible colleges dip their sails in sinful compromise to attract boozers, gamblers and smokers to educate our Christian youth in the ways of the Lord, what have we become? Moody is no better than any other heathen school. I'd rather have 10 students who mean business for the Lord (and struggle financially), than to have 10,000 worldly students and business is booming in profits! The Lord didn't choose 1,000 apostles; but rather, only 12 men. And those men turned the world upside down!!!
Acts 17:6, “And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brethren unto the rulers of the city, crying, These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also.”
Praise God for Billy Sunday and every leather-lung man of God and preacher like him. One man or woman can change the world.
Booze is of the Devil. No one needs to drink alcohol, anymore than anyone needs medical marijuana. Billy Sunday was correct!!! Dwight L. Moody was correct! Booze belongs in Hell. There are complete cities and U.S. territories that have been destroyed because of problems with alcoholism. Anchorage, Alaska is ground zero for alcoholism. Honolulu has a major problem with alcoholism. Sadly, one of the biggest sale items at ABC Stores all around Waikiki in Honolulu, Hawaii is hard-liquor. It's right inside the door, booze galore!!!
Drunk drivers still menace American society! Illegal drugs are epidemic across the United States! Alcohol is an enabler drug, that is, it gets you started on the road to substance abuse. Bless God, you cannot takes two drinks if you don't take the first. Alcohol has no place in Christian character. How can Moody teachers actually teach a course on Christian character when they don't have any themselves? Moody Bible Institute is dead spiritually! Whatever spiritual life they once had is long gone! No man who walks closely with the precious Lord Jesus Christ is going to endorse gambling, drinking and smoking. It is apostasy! Truly, the love of money is the root of all evil as the Bible warns (1st Timothy 6:10). Do you love Jesus? Do you?
As Christian we ought to teach total abstinence from all types of substance abuse. You cannot tell kids to “Say no to drugs!” while you're drinking cases of beer, a narcotic drug by very definition! Alcohol is a powerful drug on the human body. Infamous singer, Amy Winehouse, drank herself to death with alcohol. Her blood/alcohol content was 5 times the legal limit (around .40 BAC). Such a horrible waste!
Moody's present leadership are far from the Lord, that is obvious. If they walked with the Lord Jesus Christ as I do, then they would hate sin as God does. When you truly walk with God, you become like Him as He rubs off on you. Hating sin is the Spirit of God working in us. If you are a born-again Christian, then you have God's Holy Spirit indwelling you. The Spirit hates sin. Hebrews 1:9 teaches us that the Lord Jesus hateth iniquity. Psalms 97:10 commands us as believers to hate evil as the Lord hates evil.
Listen to the mighty preaching of Evangelist Billy Sunday...
“I'm the sworn eternal, uncompromising enemy of the liquor traffic. I've drawn the sword in the defense of God, home, wife, children and native land and I will never sheath it until the undertaker pumps me full of embalming fluid, and if my wife is still alive I think I shall call her to my bedside, and say, 'Nell, when I'm dead, you send for the butcher and skin me and have my hide tanned and made into drum heads and hire men go up and down the line and beat those drums and say, 'My husband Billy Sunday still lives and gives the whiskey gang a run for it's money.'” —Billy Sunday (1862-1935)
The Bible Says Alcohol Is For Dying People
The Bible teaches that alcohol is for dying people, not for princes and rulers of nations. Alcohol dulls the senses and muddles one's ability to think clearly. I got sick when I saw Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and the President of Russia drinking booze while making major decisions that affected hundreds-of-millions of people.
Proverbs 31:4-7, “It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink: Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted. Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts. Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.”
Don't you think that training our youth to serve the Lord is more important than secular kings and leaders who meet? Yes, of course! There is no higher privilege in the world than motherhood. Shame on anyone who diminishes motherhood. Bible colleges ought to teach motherhood and fatherhood. They ought to teach HOW TO be a godly and good mother and father. Alcohol is not for parents. Alcohol is not for preachers. Alcohol is not for Bible teachers. Bless God, I love Dr. Hyles' philosophy that only preachers should be teaching students in a Bible college. If you want to produce preachers to reach a nation for Jesus Christ, then you need preachers training preachers by example. Moody has boozing and smoking teachers. What kind of students will they produce? You got it... boozers and smokers who couldn't preach their way out of a paperbag, dead spiritually and a casualty for Christ!
Lifestyle Always Follow Doctrinal Beliefs
May I say, this spiritual nightmare at Moody Bible Institute didn't happen overnight. It was a progressive downturn, a corrupting of their once good morals, by hob-knobbing with ecumenicals in the ministry, and rubbing shoulders with worldly entertainers and greedy businessmen. The Bible commands all believers to come out from among them and BE YE SEPARATE, SAITH THE LORD (2nd Corinthians 6:14-17). The apostate ecumenical movement seeks to sinfully unite over error, rather than to Biblically divide over truth.
I learned in Bible college decades ago that lifestyle follows doctrine. Let me say that again... LIFESTYLE FOLLOWS DOCTRINE! Let me explain. We don't form our doctrines based upon our morals; but rather, one's morals always follow their doctrinal beliefs. This is why it is of the utmost importance for youth to be taught the doctrine of Christ and the teachings of God's Word. Proverbs 4:23, “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.” Give God your heart and He'll comb the kinks out of your head.
As a person's doctrines, convictions and beliefs change, their lifestyle and morals will eventually follow behind. It's inevitable! This is why Proverbs 4:23 admonishes us to diligently keep our heart. Turn off that demonic TV! The evil people who control Hollywood want to corrupt your heart and soul. I don't want to change to the left. I'm always willing to move to the right, closer to righteousness and the Word of God. But “I shall not be moved,” as David said, when it comes to moving to the left in sinful compromise. If you want to move to the right, read your Bible and listen to preaching. If you watch television, you're going to move further and further to the left, whether you realize it or not. God is all the way on the right; and the Devil is all the way on the left. I want to continually move to the right.
The Devil's Lie Of Lordship Salvation
Always be willing to move to the right, but never to the left, in your Christian beliefs and moral standards. Moody Bible Institute is moving to the left, far to the left. But this does not come as a surprise, because they've been doctrinally moving toward the left for generations now. Dr. John MacArthur, Evangelist' Paul Washer and Ray Comfort are on the left. They teach the heresy of Lordship Salvation, errantly requiring sinners to cease from sinful behavior in order to be saved. They have it all backwards. You don't close the barn doors after all the horses are gone! You don't put the cart in front of the horse. That would be silly. No, instead you put the cart behind the horse so that he can pull it and give you a nice ride to wherever you are going. The horse must come first. The Lord does the saving. We just go along for the ride.
Likewise, salvation by faith alone in the Gospel of Jesus Christ must come first. And then whatever changes God wants to make in that person's life will follow in the Lord's time, as that new convert grows in grace, desiring the sincere milk of the Word (1st Peter 2:2). It is the indwelling Holy Spirit that changes a believer, as the believer yields, and walks in the Spirit in which they now live (Galatians 5:25). We live right as Christians because WE ARE SAVED, and not to BE SAVED. Ephesians 2:10 says that God has created the believer “UNTO GOOD WORKS,” not by good works. You cannot live right to get saved. You are not required to be willing to turn from sin to be saved (because that would be a self-righteous work). Forgiveness of sins and eternal life is a free gift. That would be self-righteousness and couldn't save you. Roman Catholics are not saved, because they attempt to earn and merit God's favor to be saved by their own human effort. In sharp contrast, the Bible teaches in 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.” Amen and amen!!!
Roman Catholics live a very superstitious lifestyle that results from their errant belief that they are saved by loyalty to the Vatican, the Pope, Our Lady Of Fatima and other canonized saints and patrons. It is a burdensome religion of touch not, taste not, handle not rituals and Sacramental Salvation (which is no salvation at all). The world recognizes the various religions as mere aspects of the individual cultures, but the Bible supercedes all of that with the divine mandate... YE MUST BE BORN AGAIN! (John 3:5-7). The Lord Jesus Christ spoke those mighty words 2,000 years ago to Nicodemus, a teacher and religious leader over the Jews. Except you are born-again, you CANNOT enter into the kingdom of God, and never will. You MUST be born again by the Spirit of God, which happens when we receive the Gospel (good news) that Christ died on the cross for our sins, was buried, and then bodily resurrected 72 hours later from the dead. Make that your hope for Heaven and the work is done! An admitted sinner is saved the moment they receive Christ's sacrifice on the cross as full-payment for their sins, believing that He was buried, and bodily raised up from the dead 72 hours later. According to 1st Corinthians 15:1-4, this is “the Gospel.”
A changed life is the FRUIT of the indwelling Holy Spirit, and not a part of the ROOT of saving-faith. We must not confuse the FRUIT of a believer's faith (James 2:18-23) with the ROOT of faith (Romans 4:1-6). We are saved by God's righteousness through faith in Christ (Philippians 3:9; Romans 10:3-4). We have no righteousness of our own to offer God (Isaiah 64:6). We need Christ's righteousness which is by faith. Most people fail to understand this Biblical truth. Salvation is simple, but men make it difficult.
Satan has crept the corrupt Alexandrian Bible revisions into the churches. The New World Order is forming today, and the spirit of Antichrist has crept into most of the churches. The average ministerial student is completely oblivious to the truth...
“When students studying for the Ministry of the Christian religion can have the TRUTH withheld from them, and ordained ministers, who learn the TRUTH can be forced by their superiors to keep silence, the Devil has made tremendous strides in developing the Luciferian conspiracy towards its final goal.”
SOURCE: Satan: Prince Of This World, by Commander William Guy Carr, p. 43.
Gambling, Booze And Smoking Are Of The Devil
It is not a coincidence that there is an epidemic of self-mutilation, tattoos, drug abuse and alcoholism throughout America today. Marijuana is about to become a legalized multi-billion-dollar industry in Seattle, Washington. Under Moody's new policy, anything goes! Colorado has has legalized marijuana. Medical marijuana is just the foot in the door. America is going to Hell. You cannot have a Bible college without morals. The Bible is our moral benchmark, upon which every legitimate court system is based. God is against drinking beer, smoking cigarettes and gambling (which has always been associated with evil and harm).
What Moody calls “culture” really translates to the sinful world...Of course, at Moody it’s the grown-ups who now have permission to drink, not the students. But the school is part of a clear trend, in which evangelical colleges try to stay in step with the culture, however gingerly. And these small changes are often prompted by students. For example, both Wheaton College, outside Chicago, and John Brown University, in Arkansas, ended dancing bans in part because of pressure from students.
SOURCE: In Culture Shift, Evangelical College Lifts Alcohol Ban - NYTimes.com
Isn't that sad. The college's administrators succumbed to pressure from worldly students to permit the use of alcohol, tobacco and card gambling. Talk about Balaam, the prophet for hire! It is sickening and nauseating that America's Bible colleges are giving in to the Devil, following the sinful immoral standards of the ungodly world. Using this sorry mentality, it's only a matter of time before Bible colleges approve of the homosexual agenda which has plagued the United States. Homosexuality is a filthy sin, a woeful and evil abomination unto the Lord. God hates the wicked sin of homosexuality, which is a perversion of nature and all that is decent, right and holy!!! What next Moody? American culture is definitely headed for all our homosexuality. Will you change your policy to allow openly homosexual students to attend Moody, if you haven't already, to cater to cultural changes? It's so disgusting to hear any Bible college's leaders say that they're following cultural changes in view of America's filthy, perverted and Godless culture today!!!
YOU that Moody's days are numbered. When a Bible college endorses evil men
like John MacArthur who blaspheme the precious blood of Jesus Christ, the
handwriting is on the wall. Moody ministries died a long, long, time ago with
the Moody Memorial Church which the great man of God Harry A. Ironside once
faithfully pastored 75 years ago! Ironside would drop dead of another
heart-attack if he could see what Moody ministries has deteriorated into today
Moody Bible Institute has been going
downhill doctrinally for decades, using corrupt modern Bible versions and
endorsing apostate religious teachers. The very fact that Moody publishes all
of Dr. John MacArthur's corrupt religious books is cause for alarm. Moody's
annual Founder's Week has been honoring John MacArthur as a great man of God
for decades, while
MacArthur tramples underfoot the literal, physical, necessity of the blood
sacrifice of Jesus Christ for our sins. Robert Thieme Jr. and John
MacArthur are heretics on the blood, teaching falsely that Christ's blood
soaked into the ground at Calvary and stayed there. These wicked Bible
teachers claim that only Jesus' death matters, and not the physical blood
(except that they say the blood merely represents Jesus' death). Heretic
Praise The Lord, For He Never Changes!
Do you know what the word “IMMUTABLE” means? It is a theological word which means GOD NEVER CHANGES! Malachi 3:6, “For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.” Men and women change throughout their lifetime, but humanity never changes; the human race is inherently evil, prone to destruction, paranoid, saturated with lusts and hatred, void of the knowledge of God. Without God we are doomed. Hollywood has been perverting and changing the morals of each successive generation since the 1930's when they started their evil filthy business in the United States. As the United States continues its dissent into wickedness, having banned the Bible from America's classrooms in 1963, all manner of evil is overtaking our nation. We get what we deserve in America!
Hebrews 13:8, “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.” It is comforting to know that the God of the Bible NEVER changes. God's promises do not change. The same God who hated drunkenness, fornication and abusing the human body thousands of years ago still does today in 2013. It was a sin when Noah got drunk. The first case of incest in the Bible between Lot and his daughters happened only because someone brought alcohol out of Sodom. Alcohol always ruins lives! Moody Bible Institute are fools for allowing Liquid Devil into their ranks. They're now pulling on the same rope as the Devil.
“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” —2ndTimothy 3:16
“Whiskey and beer are all right in their place, but their place is in hell.” —Billy Sunday
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