Satan In The Churches Today
By David J. Stewart | May 2018
Matthew 15:7-9, “Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.”
The Holy Bible teaches in our text passage that there is a phony type of religious worship in the churches, where people honor God outwardly, but their hearts are far away from God. This type of superficial and synthetic worship is much more prevalent than most Christians realize! Here are some important preaching quotes from Evangelist Lester Roloff (1914-1982). ...
“The Word of God is our only hope—that's our only hope! This has been the generation of translations and abominations, and perversions, of the Word of God! It's been a long time; now when the Revised Standard Version came out, I stood against it before I knew what it was, because the wrong crowd heard of that, and the wrong crowd received it, and I knew it got too much publicity to be right! And I knew if the newspapers publicized something, it had to be wrong! And so I knew that the American people and a lot of American preachers—they welcomed it into their house before they knew it was a rattlesnake!” —Brother Lester Roloff, a needful quote from the MP3 sermon titled, “'THE LIVING BIBLE' EXPOSED!”
“The worst rattlesnake on this earth, is the man that twists or seeks to modernize, or take from or add to, the Word of God!” —Brother Lester Roloff, a needful quote from the awesome MP3 sermon titled, “'THE LIVING BIBLE' EXPOSED!”
The Lord specifically mentions phony religious people in Matthew 15:7-9 who teach “the commandments of men” (e.g., manmade Bible versions) instead of the inspired Word of God. Think about that folks! Matthew 15:9, “But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.” I'm talking about the Bob Jones University (BJU) crowd, with their sanctioning, selling and promoting of multiple modern corrupt Bible versions, which are all either based upon or influenced by the satanic manuscripts originating from Alexandria, Egypt. God authored ONE BOOK, not two, not 900! Listen again to what Brother Lester Roloff says:
“Now the serpent (there's your rattlesnake right there!)... question the Word of God... This has been the same generation questioning the Word of God. I'm sick of hearing about all the mistakes in the King James version! “It's not dependable” [critics say]. It is! The night I got saved it was dependable! The night God called me to preach it was dependable! For 43 years, I've been preaching it and declaring it, and it's been dependable to rescue the perishing and care for the dying, and sober the drunkard, and to deliver the dope head! I've never found anything any better! And so you're not going to get me to raise a bunch of questions about the Word of God! When I say the 'Word of God,' I consider the King James Version the Word of God!!!” —Brother Lester Roloff, a needful quote from the awesome MP3 sermon titled, “'THE LIVING BIBLE' EXPOSED!”
Ironically, Brother Roloff used to preach in chapel to the students at Bob Jones University. Contrary to BJU's claims that they haven't changed since they first opened their college's doors in 1927, THEY HAVE CHANGED, horribly so, by not taking a stand against the Devil changing the Word of God!!! That's a good statement!
“Did you realize tonight that we're living in a Godless nation, a Christless nation, a Bibleless nation?” —Brother Lester Roloff, a needful quote from the MP3 sermon titled, “'THE LIVING BIBLE' EXPOSED!”
If you have been tricked by the Devil, to accept a counterfeit Bible version, then effectively you have the commandments of men! Eve was deceived by the crafty serpent (Satan). Whereas God had commanded Adam and Eve not to eat of the forbidden fruit, the serpent came along and questioned what God had said, thus introducing a SECOND AUTHORITY! Consequently, Eve was compelled to decide which of the TWO AUTHORITIES was correct! Had Eve refused to even consider a SECOND AUTHORITY, she never would have sinned. Don't miss that important observation, because that is exactly what the Devil is doing today, shaking the faith of young people in the Word of God by introducing a SECOND AUTHORITY (i.e., the Alexandrian manuscripts upon which the modern revisions are based). ...
“But you see, the attitude of this generation is: If you got a lot of education, Boy we've got it made! I mean that's it; I mean, you're just super-duper! ... Any kind of education that doesn't strengthen your faith in Jesus is an abomination!!! And the average college graduate comes out with less faith and less fire, than he had when he went in. I'm talking about in the Christian schools, in the seminaries, and in the Bible schools across this country; now that ought not be!” —Brother Lester Roloff, a needful quote from the MP3 sermon titled, “'THE LIVING BIBLE' EXPOSED!”
Our churches are filled with people today who park their rear-end in 18 inches of pew three times a week, put a few dollars into an offering plate, and sing “Holy, Holy, Holy” each week, but they are worshipping God “IN VAIN” (as our text passage says) by using, promoting and selling the Devil's Alexandrian Bible versions. By “Alexandrian” I am referring to the corrupt Greek manuscripts (Sinaiticus and Vaticanus) which originated out of Alexandria, Egypt. These corrupt manuscripts were popularized in 1881 by two unsaved Anglican ministers, both members of the occult, named Brooke Westcott (1825-1901) and Fenton Hort (1828-1892).
Many excellent works are available exposing Westcott and Hort (who both received honorary doctoral degrees, not earned), revealing the true dark agenda behind their translating work. It is upon such grotesque works of darkness that the modern Bible versions are based; such as, the very popular New International Version (NIV), which is truly THE ANTICHRIST'S BIBLE!!! Look at the abundance of heresies which Westcott and Hort believed, the fathers of the bastard modern Bible versions. DO NOT TRUST WESTCOTT AND HORT!!! Here is an MP3 interview of Dr. Peter S. Ruckman by retired Air Force veteran and preacher, Dr. Texe Marrs. The insightful presentation is titled, “THE ALEXANDRIAN CULT EXPOSED!” Also, here is an excellent .PDF book by Dr. Ruckman called, “About The New King James Bible.”
Leading the way in apostasy, promoting these corrupt Alexandrian manuscripts is Bob Jones University (BJU).
How Bob Jones University Betrays The Holy Bible! (they have turned scholarship into a God)
Bob Jones Corrupts Churches Like Harvest Baptist Church on Guam
I'm talking about the apostate Harvest Baptist Church on Guam, who horribly called Dr. Jack Hyles and me “a cult” for exposing the Alexandrian Bible perversions. Pastor John Lewis founded the church in 1975 and it was thankfully at that time, King James Bible only. Today, under new pastors since around 2000, it is a house of confusion, with umpteen Bible versions circulating in the pews. The church officially uses two Bibles: the Easy-To-Read Version (ERV) to misinterpret the King James Bible. Satanic ERV Says It Is hard To Enter Into The Kingdom Of God!
“This isn't over Jack Hyles, this is over fundamentalism! These are evangelicals fighting fundamentalists—that's what it's all about; and their effort is to destroy Hyles-Anderson College. Over my dead body they'll destroy Hyles-Anderson College; and their effort is to destroy the First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana; and I'll go to the finish before I'll let it happen! That's what's going on!” —Dr. Jack Hyles, a truthful quote from the needful sermon, “Weathering The Storm!”
The human race is so foolish. I love science fiction. I remember seeing an episode of The Outer Limits (for a dose of reality), where aliens were trying to share their knowledge with humanity to benefit mankind. The stupid humans attacked the aliens instead, assuming without provocation that they were enemies. The same scenario happened in the popular film, The Day The Earth Stood Still. Tragically, these films are so true, depicting our stupid mentality as human beings. I mean, look at how corrupt the modern Bible versions are, and how dumb churches foolishly support, sell, use and further them!
When I attended Harvest Baptist Church for a year in 2014, at first I was made to feel loved and I hadn't been so happy in many years. I thought, “Great, I have a church family to love and be loved”; but that didn't last! I had made the fatal mistake (in their eyes) of prioritizing caring about THE TRUTH over making friends and going along to get along. I trusted that the Lord would guide me, since He is the One Who commands us “having done all, to stand” (Ephesians 6:12); and also “that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints” (Jude 1:3). For kindly expressing my opinions (to help others) about the modern corrupt Bible versions, I was driven from HBC with censure, and abandoned, forgotten about completely. Today while I was walking early in the morning, I saw a woman playing in the park with her dog. The dog looked happy. I thought to myself, “Isn't it a shame that most people care more about their dog, than many professed Christians do about their own brother in the Lord?” Sadly, it is true!
I was very lonely and in 2017 requested permission to come back, needing a church family, but I was coldly told by the senior pastor to “go elsewhere”! This is an ongoing battle between the Hyles-Anderson College camp (from which I graduated in 1993, when HAC still taught that the King James Bible is “inspired” as Dr. Jack Hyles believed and taught), and the apostate Bob Jones University camp today (who sanction hundreds of English Bible versions, while deceitfully claiming they merely prefer the King James Bible). Folks, the man with two watches never knows what time it is! God authored ONE BOOK, not two, not 900!
BATTLE OF THE AGES (MP3 by Dr. Hyles, “The King James Bible crowd is going to come out on top!”)
It is interesting how this has all played out since 2014 when Harvest got rid of me. I had NEVER heard Dr. Jack Hyles' 1994 sermon titled, “THE BATTLE OF THE AGES” until May of 2016. The sermon didn't exist on the internet. I found the sermon in an old box of cassettes which had been sitting around for decades (which I had been lugging around from place to place as I moved). I used to subscribe to Dr. Hyles' sermon of the week cassette mail-order service, but to be truthful, I just tossed them into a box and stopped listening to them. I never imagined that one day those old sermons in a worn old box, would become so precious and have such a profound impact in my life in 2016 and today. THE BATTLE OF THE AGES is the most encouraging sermon I have heard in decades! Thank you Brother Hyles!!! I converted the cassette into an MP3 using Mixcraft software on my computer, and now it is readily available on the internet for others.
I also hadn't realized that Dr. Peter Ruckman (1921-2016) fought the SAME EXACT battle I am fighting today, against The Alexandrian Cult. Bob Jones University And The Alexandrian Cult Exposed! (PDF, Dr. Ruckman exposes them all).
The most effective LIE is the HALF-TRUTH, because in part it can be defended with incontestable logic! For example: The official 9/11 story (concerning the New York World Trade Center attacks in 2001) is a half-truth! The part that is true is that two planes were deliberately crashed into buildings 1 and 2. The part that is false is that those planes caused the buildings to crumble to the ground. In truth (as dozens of firefighters at Ground Zero later testified), is that buildings 1, 2 and 7 were all brought down by BOMBS in the buildings!!! A demolition company (that younger brother Marvin Bush administrated) planted those explosives in the months prior to 9-11. The truth is that 911 WAS AN INSIDE JOB!!!
Likewise, the modern Bible versions are a HALF-TRUTH! The part that is true is that many Scripture passages have been made easier to understand (that is, the ones which haven't been horribly corrupted). The part that is false is the corruption of hundreds of key Scripture passages concerning Christ's deity, character and preeminence (i.e., the doctrine of Christ). Since some passages are made simpler for the reader to comprehend (especially bilingual speaking people), they buy into the HALF-TRUTH. The truthful part of the half-truth (i.e., that some Bible verses are made easier to understand), can be defended with incontestable logic. Who can argue with that logic? This is how Bible college professors, evangelists and church pastors are woefully deceived by Satan! The deadly LIE is that the Gospel has been corrupted—because the meaning of repentance has been corrupted, and because the way of salvation has been corrupted, Christ's deity has been corrupted, the blood has been corrupted, the Godhead has been corrupted—All in the modern Alexandrian-based Bible PERversions!!! If you have an NIV, ERV, ESV, NASB, RSV, NKJV, HCSB, LB, or some other modern polluted translation, you have a HALF-TRUTH (which is the most effective lie Satan has to offer, because it sells)!!!
Thankfully, Dr. Peter S. Ruckman fought against the same exact Bob Jones University camp that I am today! I had no idea of the magnitude of this battle until Harvest Baptist Church (all BJU graduates) forced the issue on me in 2014. I hadn't a clue! What they meant for evil, God meant for good (Genesis 50:20). I am not kidding, and you couldn't make this stuff up, Harvest's slogan for the year (with a big banner hanging up in the church auditorium for the entire year I was there) read, “God meant it for good - Genesis 50:20.” I cannot help but see the humor in all this. God is so amazing! I love the folks at Harvest, truly, so much, and I care about people; but they really deserve the knuckleheads of the year award over there! It came as an encouraging surprise to me to learn that Dr. Ruckman had paved the way before me to fight this very same noble battle over the inspiration of the Word of God. THERE IS NOT A MORE WORTHY FIGHT TODAY!
(by Dr. Jack Hyles)
Satan tries to redefine the term “radical”
I am a soldier for the Lord Jesus Christ. 2nd Timothy 2:3-4, “Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.” My wife divorced me in 2006 against my will. That's okay, I'll live alone and serve God by myself. I underwent two major neck surgeries in 2010 and 2011 with no one by my side. I wanted to die, but God's love kept me going. I wanted to do what Ben Fieldhouse did, but thankfully didn't. Ben Fieldhouse was a member of HBC who went and commit suicide in 2010 (about the same time I almost did too). Harvest Baptist Church kicked me out and refused to let me return. That's okay, I'll be lonely and have no social life, but I WILL STAND FOR THE TRUTH!!! I'll continue to stand alone, living alone if that is God's will for me, but I WILL STAND!!!
The Biggest Threat to Churches Today is Indifferent Pastors!
Jeremiah 10:21, “For the pastors are become brutish, and have not sought the LORD: therefore they shall not prosper, and all their flocks shall be scattered.”
One idiot Baptist pastor (a graduate of Dr. Ron Comfort's Ambassador Bible College) wrongly degraded me, saying, “You are obsessed with the Bible issue!” You better believe I am buster! And I'm not going to get unobsessed anytime in this life!!! If you're not upset, you're not paying attention!!! Only a man who is woefully ignorant of “the issue” would criticize someone for making a fuss over the Bible version issue. To no surprise, that same idiot pastor admitted to me that he doesn't know even one thing wrong with the modern Bible versions (because he doesn't care enough to go look). Consequently, without any ground for doing so, he criticized me for having a zeal for THE TRUTH! You see, his priorities are wrong; he prioritizes church growth over THE TRUTH!!!
That same dumb-dumb pastor, openly bids Godspeed to other wicked churches who are using the modern Bible versions! Clearly, he is merely playing church as a game (for a paycheck), rather than contending for the Christian faith as a soldier. I feel sorry for the victims in his church (it's not God's church), who are being kept in ignorance by their woefully ignorant AND SINFULLY PROUD pastor. Somebody's got to care about the purity of the Word of God!!! I CARE!!!!!!! Over 95% of churches and pastors today are woefully indifferent, and they love it that way! Jeremiah 5:31, “The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?” God will not accept all their stupid, lame and wicked excuses for disregarding THE TRUTH on Judgment Day!
Like Hyles-Anderson College and the deteriorated First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana, today (who no longer preach against the Devil's Bible versions), pastors all across America are dropping the ball for God, going A.W.O.L. from “THE BATTLES OF THE AGES” (as Dr. Hyles rightly called it). Does anybody care anymore? I DO! I CARE!!! Ezekiel 22:30, “And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.” Dr. Hyles Expresses Concern Over The Spiritual Future Of FBCH When He Goes To Heaven!!!
God wants us hot or cold, on or off, in or out!!! God wants us to go that extra mile and do the 25% that most won't do. Matthew 23:23, “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.” It's not my place to judge or condemn HBC, and I am not doing that; however, it is my place to contend for the faith, “For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision: Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.” Please don't miss the important meaning of the phrase “THEY OF THE CIRCUMCISION.” That refers to false prophets who ADDED getting circumcised as a required to be saved. Harvest Baptist Church promotes and passes out materials by Dr. John MacArthur, Mr. Lordship Salvation himself. Mr. MacArthur is a former student of BJU, which explains why Harvest's pastors (all BJU graduates) fully support and promote John MacArthur and his doctrinal poison!!!
Something that bothers God immensely are churches that merely go through the motions (like HBC on Guam). We see this evidenced in the seven churches of Asia Minor. Revelation 3:1, “And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.” Sadly, most churches today fall woefully short of what they are supposed to be. The tragic thing is not that our churches are imperfect; but that they don't want to be perfect and are complacent in their backslidden, apostate and woeful sinful condition. Indifference is a horrible sin like murder, adultery and fraud.
Learn The Shocking Truth About The Unsaved Fathers Of All The Modern Versions (MP3, Dr. Max Younce)
Harvest's pastors are so far from God that they called me and Dr. Jack Hyles “a cult,” simply for exposing the Alexandrian Bible perversions. They called me their “enemy.” They said it, not me! In fact, they are God's enemies, but are too proud and blinded to see THE TRUTH. They might as well also believe that the earth is flat at Harvest Baptist Church and Bob Jones University (maybe they do). Look for yourself and see how corrupt the modern Bible perversions are! THIS IS A SERIOUS MATTER FOLKS, or else I wouldn't make such a big fuss!!! I say that humbly and kindly. I make no apologies for contending for the Christian faith!!! When I get forced out of my church family, and they discard me like an old shoe, and couldn't care less about me as a human being, because I AM TELLING THE TRUTH, doggone it, I am going to SPEAK UP!!! And I'll never shut up until God tells me too!
And may I kindly say, the BIG PROBLEM with Christians today is that we DON'T SPEAK UP! I'm tired of seeing pastors trying to do God's work with the wrong tools (i.e., the Devil's Bible versions and Calvinism). That's like an auto-mechanic trying to fix your car with kitchen appliances! That's like a plumber showing up at your home to repair your leaking pipes with fishing gear! If it is considered by some to be “unethical” to criticize corrupt churches by name, then brother I'll be unethical. I would 10,000 times rather be right in my position and wrong in my disposition, then to be wrong in my position and right in my disposition.
And if you think John MacArthur, Paul Washer and Ray Comfort are men of God, like Harvest does, I suggest you go watch some episodes of “The Outer Limits” for a dose of reality! Ray Comfort Hinders This Woman From Being Saved, By Pressuring Her To Stop Her Sinning!!! (that is NOT the Gospel of free grace, and that is NOT what it means “to repent”). The churches ought to be refuting and exposing false prophets like John MacArthur, not idolizing and promoting him! Granted, Mr. MacArthur DOES have some brilliant theological insights, even admirable; but he is WRONG on the plan of salvation, wrong on repentance, wrong on the Gospel, which makes him of the Devil.
Kindly, I AM 100% RIGHT DOCTRINALLY AND TO TAKE A BIBLICAL STAND and I am staking my heavenly rewards on it! If am am right—that Harvest Baptist Church is indeed promoting an unsaved heretic (John MacArthur), and that they are promoting the satanic heresy of Lordship Salvation (Calvinism), and that they are promoting Satan's New World Order Bible perversions (they use the ERV), then I know it won't go well for them on Judgment Day!!! I say this with all love, respect and kindness for the churches. Who am I, but a redeemed sinner, cleansed by the precious blood of Jesus Christ?
Harvest Baptist Church on Guam is not the problem, at least not in magnitude compared to the REAL PROBLEM, which is Bob Jones University (an arrogant cesspool of modern-day intellectual apostates). Harvest is the tail on the dog, but BJU is the head of the dog (a tick infested diseased dog)! The tail follows the head, not the head the tail. Again, listen to what Brother Lester Roloff rightly says:
“But you see, the attitude of this generation is: If you got a lot of education, Boy we've got it made! I mean that's it; I mean, you're just super-duper! ... Any kind of education that doesn't strengthen your faith in Jesus is an abomination!!! And the average college graduate comes out with less faith and less fire, than he had when he went in. I'm talking about in the Christian schools, in the seminaries, and in the Bible schools across this country; now that ought not be!” —Brother Lester Roloff, an awesome quote from the MP3 sermon titled, “'THE LIVING BIBLE' EXPOSED!”
I am taking a stand, a stand which God knows I wish I didn't have to take, but like the prophet Jeremiah, the truth burns in my heart and I have to preach it!!! Jeremiah 20:9, “Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay.”
“The worst rattlesnake on this earth, is the man that twists or seeks to modernize, or take from or add to, the Word of God!” —Brother Lester Roloff, a needful quote from the awesome MP3 sermon titled, “'THE LIVING BIBLE' EXPOSED!”
BJU Camp and Harvest Baptist Church Have the Wrong Priorities
I tell you, Bob Jones University is pulling on the same rope as the Devil (I got that from Billy Sunday by the way), and they are contaminating the churches with their support of the Devil's fake and counterfeit Bible versions!!! SOMEONE NEEDS TO CARE! ...
sermon by Dr. Jack Hyles)
(Dr. Hyles, “Our trouble is we love only those who appeal to our senses!”)
I don't appeal to their senses anymore at Harvest Baptist Church, so they don't want me. I feel like Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer often, who was ostracized from the group for merely being different. I am just a nobody, a sinner saved by grace, a Christian with a big red King James Bible glowing nose (like Rudolph), and a human being who treats others the way I want to be treated (Matthew 7:12). Unfortunately, Harvest's staff and pastors are respecters of persons (James 2:1), selectively caring about whom they so choose, which I think is terrible. I love everybody with God's unconditional love, no matter what! That is Christ's love; not the snobby, highbrow, cliquish, yuppie, heathen mentality of the BJU camp! Christians sure don't act much like “Christians” these days.
Furthermore, they have their priorities wrong at Bob Jones University and Harvest Baptist Church. I see hundreds of kids in local stores wearing “Harvest Baptist Academy” t-shirts, with dozens of local businesses listed, who support the religious school. I'd prefer to see something else on the t-shirts like, “Harvest Baptist Academy - John 3:16” or “Harvest Baptist Academy - Jesus is the way!” Nope, it's a list of secular businesses who endorse them. I see a problem with that. Since Harvest Baptist Church openly advertises their “ministry” in stores and in our faces on Guam, I am going to refute what they are doing, because it is wrong in my Christian opinion. Luke 16:13, “No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” Why have all your 1,000 students from Harvest Baptist Academy walking around advertising businesses instead of the Gospel? Like I said, THEIR PRIORITIES ARE WRONG!!!
When I go to the beach parks on Guam, I see cars with windshield sun-protectors which advertise “Harvest Baptist Academy.” In your face! How do you think that makes me feel, when HBC has banned me from returning to attend church services, simply because I TOLD THE TRUTH about the Devil's modern Alexandrian-based Bible perversions? I was being a friend to those pastors, as Evangelist Tom Ferrell said at Harvest while visiting the island a few years ago, and I quote: “A FRIEND HELPS A FRIEND TO SEE!” How ironic! They don't want to see!!!
Please read my article, “I Am A Fundamentalist And A Nut!”
Bob Jones University and HBC prioritize music—cantatas, teaching youth how to play a musical instrument, singing, pennywhistles, music programs, sports and intramural sport's competition, et cetera—but the preaching of God's Word doesn't even come in a distant second. I literally heard the senior pastor of Harvest, in my 6-week “Foundations Class” while joining their church, say, “You can probably find better preaching elsewhere, but our music program is second to none!” That is a crying shame! With such a lackadaisical attitude toward the importance of preaching, should it be surprising that HBC officially uses TWO conflicting Bibles (KJB and ERV), has TWO plans of salvation (Calvinism and the free grace Gospel) in its midst and is indifferent?
Officially, the church teaches Lordship Salvation (as heard with my own two ears). I went home and cried. However, from witnessing to some church members and staff, they DO have some believers there. One HBC staff member told me that admitting you're a sinner and believing the Gospel is NOT enough to be saved, he said, and I quote: “There needs to be a little more!” (he was referring to a mandatory sincere desire to turn away from one's sins, which is deadly false repentance). Remember, Judas “repented himself” of his sins in Matthew 27:3, but still went straight to Hell to burn forever!!! Reformation is not regeneration!
Harvest Baptist Church is a house divided of sorts. That is where I erred in my thinking when I began attending in 2014. I figured I had a right to my opinion and would just be myself; but when the pastors tried to shut me up about the modern corrupt Bible versions, then I felt like I was in communist North Korea. Ironically, the founder of HBC, Pastor John Lewis, is a Vietnam vet. It is a shame that the truth is banned from most churches today, as it is today in North Korea, Cuba, Russia, China and other oppressive regimes. Again, ironically, I heard on Harvest's local radio station (KHMG 88.1 FM) the following excellent truth, “Satan wants us to SHUT UP, but God wants us to SPEAK UP!” Okay, so does that make the church pastors at Harvest the Devil? I didn't say it, their own radio station did! The told me to SHUT UP about the New International Version (NIV) being the Antichrist's Bible!
“They call it 'The Living Bible.' It's not the living Bible! Jesus said, 'I came that ye might have life.' There's no life in that thing! Anything Jesus is not in, is dead!!!” —Brother Lester Roloff, an excellent quote from the MP3 sermon titled, “'THE LIVING BIBLE' EXPOSED!”
All of the Alexandrian Bible versions are spiritually DEAD! Brother Roloff is so right! Harvest's Easy-To-Read Version (ERV) parallel Bible that they use and sell is dead!
“Can't you see what the Devil is seeking to do to our people today? Modernists and infidels have taken over the chore of rewriting the Bible, and say—he goes ahead to say that—'We have written a book that everybody can understand.' Dear friend, that's the most stupid statement a man could ever make! Nobody has ever understood all of God or all of God's Word!” —Brother Lester Roloff, a wonderful quote from the MP3 sermon titled, “'THE LIVING BIBLE' EXPOSED!”
Dr. Jack Hyles said that nothing is destroying churches today like businessmen, because they prioritize money instead of truth. That is what has happened to the First Baptist Church of Hammond. A half dozen apostate men came in and changed the place, so that now they no longer believe that we have an inspired Holy Bible today.
I am sick and tired of the love of money in the Bible colleges and churches today. I have never made one penny and never will for serving God. I am not against a pastor getting paid. Even the Bible says a preacher ought to live off the Gospel (1st Corinthians 9:14); but that doesn't mean prosper off the Gospel or turn God's work into a business. When I see Ray Comfort paying himself a 6-digit salary, and his family even more, I see a wolf in sheep's clothing. Henry Morris III and his family too, paying themselves 6-digit salaries for refuting evolution. It is sickening!
What is That in Thine Hand?
You can identify churches by the corrupt Bible versions they allow, use and refuse to expose. My friends, it is no light thing that greedy and unholy hands have butchered the Word of God for money. Please don't take my word for it, read for yourself. Take Biblica for example, the company that translated (and still translates, regularly making new changes to) the New International Version (NIV). Kindly, here's a brief quote from their website...
“Every change to the NIV must be thoroughly vetted — and changing the text isn’t easy. In order to become part of the NIV, a change must receive the support of at least 70 percent of the translation team.
Such a high threshold among a denominationally diverse team of scholars helps to protect the NIV from agendas, bias, and outside influence — ensuring that any changes are backed by the very best biblical scholarship.
The result of such a rigorous translation process? A Bible you can trust, now and in the future.”
SOURCE: Translation Process — Biblica
What you've just read is a big bunch of bullcrap! What Biblica will never tell you is that their NIV is based upon the Alexandrian, Egypt, manuscripts (allegedly older and more reliable than our beloved Textus Receptus from which the King James Bible was translated). The manuscripts for the Textus Receptus originated in Antioch, Syria. The King James translators were challenged with having to sift through literally thousands of ancient manuscripts, trying to decide which ones were authored by God, and which ones were manmade to deceive people. The King James Bible translators noticed that the majority of the manuscripts agreed, which become known as the “Majority Text” (or the “Received Text,” aka, Textus Receptus), and they recognized that God had safeguarded His Words in the majority of the manuscripts. The stray dogs (clearly manmade deceptions) were rejected. The NIV is based upon some stray dog manuscripts!!!
So you see, you really cannot trust your NIV as Biblica claims! If you'll take the time to compare Bible translations, you'll find that the NIV savagely attacks the doctrines of the deity of Jesus Christ and the Godhead. The word “Godhead” is completely removed in Acts 17:29, Romans 1:20 and Colossians 2:9, which is every passage in the Bible mentioning the word). Instead they call God the “divine nature,” which is exactly what the Antichrist is going to worship, that is, “the God of forces” (Daniel 11:38). New Age portrays God as an energy force permeating the universe, the god force within us, teaching that all men can attain personal godhood through occult enlightenment (such as Kaballah, Freemasonry, Mormonism, Rosicrucianism, et cetera). In reality, these satanic deceptions are a substitute for the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ! Please read, Occult Roots Of The Modern Bible Versions.
If your pastor(s) don't care about this issue and prefer rather to continue using a occult inspired fake translation, then you seriously need to get out of that place and go find a legitimate local New Testament Church that hasn't been corrupted and deceived. The Holy Bible is our spiritual food and meat, and if that food supply becomes tainted and poisoned, then you're going to get spiritual food poisoning. Our churches today are absolutely overrun with sick saints and spiritual miscarriages who never got saved at all, because of the damnable influence of the lie of these so-called “easy-to-read” Bible versions!!! Jumping out of an airplane without a parachute will help get you to the ground faster, but at what expense? As is typical with the Devil, he has once again cleverly hidden a lie between two truths to deceive people.
TRUTH: The newer Bible versions are easier to read.
TRUTH: There were over 100 so-called “experts” involved.
LIE: You can trust the NIV.
If you'll take a look back to the earlier quote I provided from Biblica, you'll notice that they invited representatives from umpteen different religious denominations to get involved with butchering God's Word. They claim the reason was to prevent sectarian bias (religious prejudice), but I say the real reason was to increase the marketability of the NIV. In the 2011 NIV, Biblica have changed the content of their Bible version 38.8% as compared to the 1984 NIV!!! Yet, Biblica claims (in the quote I gave you earlier) that it is not easy to change their Bible version. What a sham! It sure seems easy from the statistics! Has God's Word changed that much in 30 years? No, not at all, but American society has changed 38.8% over the past 30 years, becoming queer as can be, which is why the NIV has turned their Bible version into a religious lesbian's feminist dream come true.
I wrote this article to bring attention to the spiritual disease in our churches today of INDIFFERENCE!!! Most pastors are shamefully going along to get along with apostate mainstream evangelical circles, avoiding the controversial Bible version debate, lest they become theological outcastes and be labeled as being in that dreaded “King James Bible only cult!” Brother, I would 10,000 times rather be in some alleged King James Bible only cult than to unwittingly be sucked into using and supporting an occult Bible version translated by occultists for Satan. Awake to righteousness! I speak this to your shame! 1st Corinthians 15:34, “Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.”
“I've been preaching a long time, and I've watched a lot of things happen. To me the saddest thing that I've watched in my life, apart from my own country going to the Devil nearly, has been the change of preachers and churches. I find myself amazed and stunned with near disbelief, as I see men who once stood who don't stand anymore ... I know every week I cry some, I mean cry, I mean tear cry, because of preachers who are turning.”
SOURCE: Pastor Jack Hyles, from the 1972 sermon titled, I SHALL NOT BE MOVED
You can identify today's spiritually lifeless churches by the lack of hard-preaching from the pulpit. You can spot these lukewarm churches by the woeful absence of aggressively contending for the faith. Brother, if people don't think you're crazy, you're not living right for God. Most churches today have spiritually malnourished members. Good luck finding a soul-winning program of any sort. You likely won't hear any preaching that warns sinners of imminent Hell, fire and damnation. We've got a bunch of wimpy churches today!!!
You're Not a Good Christian Just Because You Go to a Church Building
Listen, you're not a success in God's eyes just because you go through the motions at church each week. God is far more pleased with a Christian who doesn't attend church in disgust over today's apostate churches (knowing that his life falls short of pleasing God); than God is with some apostate church member who is at ease on Zion, complacent in the pew, playing church three times a week, never lifting a finger to do anything for God (who thinks he is doing just fine in God's eyes!!!). Many of you need to stop kidding yourself. The man with no hope is better off than the man with a false hope, because the man without hope is still looking.
The same is true of a Christian whose out of church, but knows that he or she needs to find a good church to attend. God is far more pleased with this person than He is with the lukewarm believer who faithfully attends a lukewarm church and never does anything for Christ. And may I say, I am so sick and disgusted with churches who think that they've done something for God just because they donate school packs to poor kids once a year. That's a nice good work to do, but what about having a soul-winning program???
There's nothing worse than seeing hundreds of staff members, teachers and full-time church workers in a church congregation who are obligated to attend church services that are boring, dry, dead and lack hard-preaching! Kids are playing video games. Parents are surfing the internet. All during church!!! The staff are spiritually starving for doctrine. I've seen it in independent Baptist churches. This is religion, not Christianity. No church can be pleasing to God with a dead preacher behind the pulpit. The pastor sets the tone in the church. A loving and morally upright pastor cannot compensate for a lack of doctrinal integrity, a lack of contending for the faith, a lack of preaching against sin, a lack of soul-winning, a lack of warning lost sinners of hell-fire and eternal punishment, a lack of preaching against women wearing pants, a lack of teaching about the power of the Holy Spirit, et cetera. Truly, a lot of pastors don't belong behind the pulpit. Do it right or don't waste your time doing it at all.
Oh Christian, if you're not very careful, over time you'll swap out genuine Spirit-led Christianity for a religious life that renders you useless for the cause of Jesus Christ!!! Satan's greatest weapon is to con people into living the Christian life without ever being born-again. But if Satan cannot hinder you from being saved, then he'll do the next most damaging thing by conning you into living a religious life totally void of serving God. Our churches are filled with people who go through the religious motions of singing, tithing, fellowshipping, eating, helping each other, buying the pastor ties, enrolling their kids in religious school, et cetera; but they have been inoculated from the genuine Christian life. THE TRUTH MEANS NOTHING TO THEM, evidenced by their use and tolerance of the modern perverted Bibles! Brother Roloff had it right, because he cared about THE TRUTH. ...
“The worst rattlesnake on this earth, is the man that twists or seeks to modernize, or take from or add to, the Word of God!” —Brother Lester Roloff, a needful quote from the awesome MP3 sermon titled, “'THE LIVING BIBLE' EXPOSED!”
BJU and Harvest Baptist Church DON'T care about the truth. By the way, I expose the First Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas, too, so it's not personal. If the issue weren't over the purity of God's Word and the clarity of the Gospel, I wouldn't even waste my time to make a fuss. Albeit, as a Christian I am commanded to refute (Greek: elencho, “to expose”) the “UNFRUITFUL WORKS OF DARKNESS” (Ephesians 5:11). The modern Bible versions are fruitless! They produces spiritual miscarriages!!!
Many churches today fail to seek the power of the Holy Spirit, fail to preach the Gospel (instead they teach the satanic heresy of Lordship Salvation), fail to preach against sin, fail to love sinners, fail to warn lost sinners about a burning Hell where Christ-rejecting sinners will suffer for eternity, fail to care about doctrinal correctness, and fail to even use an uncorrupted translation of the Holy Bible (if you ain't got a King James Bible, you don't have a Holy Bible). What's in your church?
Nothing is More Important Than the Truth
Psalms 138:2, “I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy loving-kindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.”
Jesus said that the entire purpose for which He came into the world was to bear witness unto the truth. John 18:37, “Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.” The truth is important. Satan's only real power is at hiding the truth, through cleverly fabricated deceptions and religious lies. Satan has filled the world with the lies of religion, the lies of evolution, the lies of Hollywood, the lies of secular philosophy, et cetera. The best defense against Satan's lies is the truth of God's Holy Word.
Kindly, I cannot sit under any pastor who allows, uses and refuses to expose the modern corrupt versions of the Bible. Satanic occultists Brooke Westcott and Fenton Hort corrupted the Word of God, deliberately to deceive the churches. The evidence is readily available for research. Tragically, most preachers just don't care. Our churches are being deceived. The most important thing in any Christian's life should be THE TRUTH!!! Sadly, it seems that the truth is the last thing that matters to churches these days. This is evidenced by the widespread teaching of the false plan of salvation of Lordship Salvation. This is evidenced by the corrupted Bible versions which have been embraced whole-heartedly by most churches today. This is evidenced by the deafening silence in our churches concerning the reality, horror and eternal damnation of a burning literal Hell. This is evidenced by the heresy of Zionism in our churches (a concise one hour MP3 history of the New World Order, Zionism and apostate Christianity).
The reason why pastors today lack zeal, fire and a burning passion in the pulpit in their preaching is because they don't walk with God as they should. Hebrews 10:29 says that our God is a CONSUMING FIRE!!! I have a burning passion in my heart for THE TRUTH of God's Word, for THE TRUTH in general. I must have the truth! I want the truth! I hate lies and deception! Most pastors teach the Bible as a humdrum devotional sermonette. I firmly believe that truth should be preached with fervor and excitement. Do you know why most churches are totally empty of any youth? It's because teenagers want to be a part of something worth dying for, something bigger than life, something exciting. Go attend the average church today and the truth is presented as if it were a funeral. It's as boring as can be, nothing more than a vague doctrinal statement.
Brother, we need preachers again like Billy Sunday who holler the truth, throw chairs, jump up and down, run around, throw a fit at the Devil and get mad at sin!!! But you say, people might think I'm nuts. May I say, if your audience doesn't think you're nuts over truth, then you're a lousy preacher! It's OK to be a nut if you're screwed onto the right bolt! Jesus is the right bolt! We've lost the fire in our church pulpits!!! We've got a bunch of apostate religious centers these days, passing off as New Testament churches. Is there a fire burning in your heart? If not, Get right with God. Isaiah 59:14, “And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.” ObamaCare is not the problem these days; but rather, We Don't Care is the big problem. I care, do you?
Sadly, Satan has crept right into our churches today, including into most independent Baptist churches. The poison of Calvinism (aka, Lordship Salvation) has crept into (I'd humbly say at least half) of all Baptist churches, which is a cult! I am an independent fundamental Baptist myself, so I have a right and the firsthand knowledge to speak up! Brethren and sisters in the Lord, we are at war over the inspiration of the Bible!!! The Devil is winning. And tragically, Bible colleges like Bob Jones University are helping him win, by pulling on the same rope as the Devil. Truly the love of money (jobs and income) is the root of all evil. Is it nothing to you all ye that pass by? God cares. I care by God's grace. BJU doesn't care. Something is wrong with them spiritually. Something is wrong with Harvest Baptist Church spiritually. They don't have a heart for God, because they don't have a heart for THE TRUTH!!! I say that with humility and love, for I am the least of the saints in mine own eyes. Who am I but a redeemed sinner saved by God's wondrous grace? 2nd Corinthians 11:6, “But though I be rude in speech, yet not in knowledge; but we have been throughly made manifest among you in all things.” THE END
“Now you say,
'Brother Hyles, you make an issue.' You dead sure better know I'll make an
—BATTLE OF THE AGES (MP3, Dr. Jack Hyles, “The King James Bible crowd is going to come out on top!”)
“God never leads anyone anywhere for money.” —Jack Hyles
“Remind your mind to use His mind.” —Jack Hyles
“A man ought to live so that everybody knows he is a Christian… and most of all, his family ought to know.” —D.L. Moody
“If a Christian is not having tribulation in the world, there’s something wrong!” —Leonard Ravenhill
of the child of God is that he loves everybody!”
(a quote from Pastor Jack Hyles' classic MP3 sermon, “FORGIVENESS”)