The Corrupt Baptist Church That Didn't Want Me
by David J. Stewart | January 2021
Romans 14:10, “But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.”
I never thought that a day would come in my life, when I would be rejected, shunned and ostracized by an independent Baptist church. Since 2014 I have been unwelcome at the ungodly Harvest Baptist Church of Guam. The island of Guam is located at 13.44 degrees north latitude, located just west of the mysterious Mariana Trench which descends 36,201 feet down into the depths of the ocean. That is quite remarkable, I think. The Marianas Trench is deeper than the height of Mount Everest! Cool.
Anyway, I started attending the Harvest Baptist Church of Guam in November of 2013. I quickly fell in love with the people at the church, and desperately needed their love and help with my broken life. After several months I became burdened for the church. I am a truth-seeker. I am not perfect, but I am pure of heart. God gave me a preacher's heart, meaning that I care. Right doctrine matters! I saw that Harvest was using dozens of Bible versions. Officially the church was using TWO Bibles—the Easy-To-Read Version and the King James Bible, side-by-side in a parallel edition the church had specially published.
I also heard Pastor Marty Herron preaching the Devil's heresy of Lordship Salvation. Pastor Herron told the congregation that God wouldn't save them unless they turned away from a lifestyle of sin. I went home and cried, literally. I knew right then that Pastor Herron was religious, but not saved. No man is saved who thinks you have to stop living a lifestyle of sin to get to Heaven. Dear friend, we are saved by GOD'S righteousness, not OUR own righteousness! The Bible says we are made nigh unto God by Jesus' precious blood, not our human effort to turn away from living in sin. Ephesians 2:13, “But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.” Harvest Baptist Church on Guam is corrupted by the Devil. They are following cult headquarters at Bob Jones University, who are all corrupted by Satan. Read here the Satanic preaching of Dr. Steve Pettit (president of BJU since 2014). Lordship Salvation is not the Gospel. Steve Pettit bids Godspeed to devil-dog preacher John MacArthur. These men are corrupt in their beliefs, not children of God. If they are, then the Apostle Paul was wrong in his Gospel in 1st Corinthians 15:1-4.
I was a true friend to the pastors and people of Harvest Baptist Church, and for that act of love I was reprimanded, driven out of the church, shunned and ostracized in the years to follow. Gary Walton is the new pastor, since 2018, and he couldn't care less about THE TRUTH. Pastor Walton upholds the same heresy, lies and corruptible seed that his wicked predecessor propagated. These wicked men laugh, scorn and think what I am preaching is all a big joke, but their day of reckoning with God almighty is coming. No one can promote multiple Bible versions, which pervert the pure Words of God, and go unpunished. No one can promote “another gospel” (2nd Corinthians 11:3-4) of faith plus turning from sin, surrendering all to Christ as “Lord,” running the race to the end, following Jesus no matter what the cost, and go unpunished by almighty God.
There is only ONE Bible, not two! There is only ONE Gospel, not two! Either you must turn away from a lifestyle of sinning to be saved, or you do not, but it cannot be both. What is wrong with Fundamentalist preachers today? The truth is that no one has ever turned away from their sins, which is why Christ had to come die in our place on the cross to pay for them. Lordship Salvation makes no sense. God does not require people to forsake their sins to be saved. It is God's Holy Spirit that changes the inward man through sanctification, after a man is saved, and not as part of outward justification. The famous preacher John Bunyan (1628-1688) said it best:
“If you do not put a difference between justification wrought by the man Christ without and sanctification wrought by the Spirit of Christ within, you are not able to divide the Word aright; but contrariwise, you corrupt the Word of God, and cast stumbling blocks before the people.” —Evangelist John Bunyan
What a beautiful and helpful quote! The proponents of Lordship Salvation merge, combine and confuse sanctification with justification; therefore, they corrupt the Word of God and cast stumbling blocks before the people. Harvest Baptist Church of Guam and Bob Jones University are guilty of corrupting the Word of God, and they do cast stumbling blocks before the people. The truth is only hate to those who hate the truth. Galatians 4:16, “Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?” Harvest Baptist Church today counts me as their enemy, because as a true friend does I told them THE TRUTH.
I bought several helpful books with my own money and gave them to the pastors. I gave them “NIV: The Antichrist's Bible” by Pastor Al Lacy. I gave them “Martin Luther: Master Of Deceit” by Pastor Max D. Younce. I gave them “Somebody's Got To Milk The Cows” by Pastor Jack Hyles. I gave them “I Never Knew You” by Evangelist Michael P. Bowen. They rejected all of those books and preachers, mocking my attempt to help them see THE TRUTH. I was called a “cult” along with Pastor Jack Hyles. I was accused of “causing confusion” and “divisiveness” at Harvest Baptist Church. What a joke! They are using dozens of Bible versions and I am causing confusion? No, I was trying to help them sort out THEIR CONFUSION! But they like to confuse everyone. 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?”
Humbly said, assistant pastors' Jared Baldwin and Joe Hanson are theologically incompetent men, and ought not be allowed behind any church pulpit. Like puppets they merely follow whatever Marty Herron tells them. The whole lot of them are corrupt. Sadly, they laugh and think this is all a big joke. I have seen them chuckle, smirk and make light of the matter. I assure you that God will wipe those arrogant haughty smirks off their faces quickly, the moment they enter into eternity. Galatians 6:7, “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” The pastors of Harvest Baptist Church of Guam in 2021 are as wicked and incompetent as ever. They still won't allow me to attend church services. They are still stiffnecked and full of sinful pride, following cult headquarters in Greensville, South Carolina at Bob Jones College. The stench of their apostasy reaches up into Heaven.
What bothers me most of all, and I know it bothers God immensely, is that so many professed Christians today, independent Baptists, sanction these wicked apostates! I don't hear Hyles-Anderson College, Crown College, Ambassador Bible College, Maranatha Baptist University, or the churches that operate these colleges, preaching against the Bob Jones' crowd. They are all silent about the Devil's lies of Lordship Salvation. Folks, light bulbs burn brightest before they burn out. These thriving ministries today are swelling with rot, because they refuse to cry aloud against the wickedness of Bob Jones University. They refuse to cry aloud against the wickedness of John MacArthur and his deceived followers. I am making a fuss because I care. I don't get paid to do this, not a stinking penny.
When a humble man like me tells THE TRUTH, because he loves and cares about his church; but the ungodly pastors of that corrupt church drive him out and ostracize him, because they can, they have blood on their hands! My blood is on Harvest Baptist Church of Guam, because I haven't attended church since 2014 because of them. They will be held accountable by God. Romans 3:4, “God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.” The First Baptist Church of Hammond will be held accountable by God for their idle words. Matthew 12:36, “But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.” We are at war ladies and gentleman over the Word of God, but pastors today are preaching on everything else instead. They are avoiding anything that is controversial.
I heard Pastor Clarence Sexton say it with my own two ears, that he didn't want to get involved in the debate over the Bible. Good night man, why not? I'll tell you why, because it brings criticism from the opposing camp. They don't want to suffer reproach for the truth, they want to go along to get along. They already enjoy massive success, so who cares, right? It just shows that the issue is not important to them. Pastor Sexton claims it is merely an ongoing feud between a couple Bible colleges, but that is absolutely not the truth! Open your eyes to what is going on today in America, with hundreds of English Bible revisions! Does that look like a feud between just a couple Bible colleges? This issue is very important. Either we have a perfect Bible or we do not. The churches have become silent. Was Dr. Hyles wrong? No, he was 100% right on the King James Bible. As a consequence of today's shallow pastors, who are unwilling to stand, the Devil's modern Bibles are creeping their way slowly but surely into our Fundamentalist circles. John Wesley was 100% right, “What one generation tolerates the next generation will embrace.”
I'm just a humble broken sinner with a website, which I believe is why God is still able to use me in ways that He is not using the pastors of these mega churches today. With all their money, fame and success, they cannot even bring themselves to proclaim THE TRUTH that the King James Bible is still infallible, perfect, inerrant and inspired by God. They cannot bring themselves to expose Bob Jones University as a cesspool of doctrinal iniquity. They cannot bring themselves to expose Ken Ham as a lying false prophet concerning the Gospel. It seems that the bigger churches grow, the more silent they become about the things which really matter! When churches mushroom with success, they stop contending for the faith once delivered unto the saints (Jude 1:3). That is because the love of money is the root of all evil (1st Timothy 6:10). Jesus said you cannot serve God and mammon (Luke 16:13). I don't make a penny, so I can preach whatever I believe God would have me to say, and I'm saying it!!!
All I did was tell THE TRUTH. I was the only one at Harvest Baptist Church on Guam who did the right thing. Their pastors didn't care, nor do any of them care today in 2021. Truth means nothing to them at Harvest, but their paychecks means everything. Their pastors dropped the ball for God (and continue to drop the ball). Their congregation tolerates, supports and pays these wicked pastors to rob the faith of the saints. In 1945, Evangelist Bob Jones Sr. (1883-1968) made the following unapologetic, uncompromising and fundamentalist defense of salvation by faith alone...
“He [Jude] said, well it was 'needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith, which once for all [was] delivered unto the saints.'
Now wait a minute, you've got something worth contending for! Isn't it strange that something so valuable and so wonderful as saving faith is something we that have to be exhorted to contend for? Why, if you had a diamond worth $5,000 you wouldn't leave it just lying around anywhere. If you had $1,000,000 in gold, you'd go put it in a vault. [If] Anybody tried to get it, you'd fight to keep them from gettin' it. And we just sit down and just let people steal the faith that Christians have, and never bother about it. Some of us pay 'em to do that! Some of us pay preachers to stand in the pulpit and steal the faith of the saints of God, and send our children to Hell. The most crooked crook on God Almighty's earth is a preacher who stands in a Trinitarian pulpit, and steals the faith of people!
You know I've said it many a time; if I was up in Heaven, fifty years from now (and the Lord tarried), and any religious liberal ever sat in a classroom in this institution, and tried to disseminate his infidelity, I'd ask God Almighty to excuse me for a little while, and I'd come back down to this school and get a stick of dynamite, and I'd blow it into smithereens! I'd rather see this school a heap of rubbish, just a little rubbish here and a little rubbish yonder, than see the time ever come we could be such softies, we'll sit down and let the Devil put his modernists and religious liberals in here to rob them of the faith. And yet that things going on in America, from one end of this country to the other!” —Dr. Bob Jones Sr.; YouTube | MP4 | MP3
As you just read, Dr. Bob Jones Sr. said he would rather destroy Bob Jones University, than to let modernists and religious liberals like Steve Pettit corrupt one student with infidelity that robs them of their faith! Professed Christians nowadays are so deceived by the Devil, that they even pay infidels to destroy the faith of young people in the Word of God and the Gospel of free grace! Bob Jones University sells, sanctions and uses multiple Bible revisions! They sanction the Devil's corrupt Alexandrian manuscripts! BJU horribly betrays the inspired Word of God.
We need a revival in our churches today of proclaiming the infallibility, inerrancy and inspiration of the King James Bible. If you don't think the King James Bible is perfect, then you are woefully ignorant. Anybody who loves Jesus Christ KNOWS that the King James Bible is THE ONE! We need a revival in our churches today of proclaiming and defending the Free Grace Gospel. I'm sick of all this embellishing of the Gospel, that adds everything but the kitchen sink. When a preacher says that salvation is by grace alone, BUT you have to do something else, like turn away from your sins, or surrender all to Christ as “Lord,” He has been inspired by Devils! That is not the Gospel set forth in the Holy Bible.
I am saddened each day as I think about my long lost church family at Harvest Baptist Church on Guam. I was so happy for the year of 2014, but I made the fatal error of loving them enough to tell THE TRUTH (Ephesians 4:15). I was not the leaven that corrupted the church, Pastor Marty Herron and his damnable heresy of Lordship Salvation was! I was a true friend. Evangelist Tom Ferrell preached at Harvest. He made a remarkable statement with which I fully agree, saying: “A friend helps a friend to see.” Well, when I was a true friend and helped them to see, they shoved me out the door. I was forgotten about, blackballed and ostracized for years to come, and still today in 2021. It hurts my soul. A hurting dog barks! Arff Arff!
I heard the following statement from Brother Hyles today in a sermon, which really hit home. I need to let the apostate Harvest Baptist Church of Guam go and move on. That is why I am planning, Lord willing, to move back to the United States very soon. I need to find a solid church where I am wanted. Harvest's hardhearted pastors evidence how far gone our churches have become today, when people don't matter anymore, and making money is the only thing that matters to them. Pastor Hyles was wise and I need to do what he says here. I love Dr. Hyles so much:
“I will not want the friendship of folks that will not give it to me. I'll be their friend, but I will not want the friendship of somebody that withdraws from me; because I want to be happy, and happiness and riches come when a person's haves and wants equal each other.” —Pastor Jack Hyles, a quote from the needful sermon: “Be Content” (preached in 1998)
When I shared the true Gospel of free grace with the pastors at Harvest, it angered them because they are caught between grace and works at Harvest. Any truly born-again believer would have appreciated and agreed with Michael P. Bowen's book called: “I NEVER KNEW YOU,” which exposes Charles Stanley, Beth Moore, Franklin Graham, John Hagee, Joel Osteen, Rick Warren, Jimmy Swaggart and other false teachers on salvation. It is a wonderful and well-written 100% accurate book by a beloved brother in Christ. The pastors of Harvest Baptist Church were greatly offended with the book. The highly anticipated dinner engagement I had been invited to the next night, by the Pastor's daughter and son-in-law was canceled without notice. They never did apologize, nor reschedule, nor did they ever say a word to me. They might as well have threw the book back in my face with hatred. I knew the book had offended them with THE TRUTH!
Sadly, Bob Jones University has been going downhill in spiritual deterioration for decades, hobnobbing with ungodly neo-evangelicals. Consequently, they've been infected with ecumenism, Lordship Salvation, Calvinism, John MacArthur and corruptible seed at BJU! My heart breaks as I see churches and Bible colleges continue to blindly bid Godspeed to Bob Jones University. It just shows how far gone our nation is today spiritually. The churches have become so corrupt, affirming and apostate. Listen, if your pastor and congregation doesn't stand, the institution will spiritually die, it is just a matter of time!!!
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righteous thing that I can do!”
—Pastor Jack Hyles, a quote from the MP3 sermon titled: “God's Reversal Of Psalm 51”
1st Corinthians 16:24, “My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.”
BELIEVE “THE GOSPEL” 2B SAVED!
Confession Is Never A Requirement For Salvation
'The Gospel' In Just One Minute(by Pastor Max D. Younce)
John 3:16, “For God
so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
“As a blind man has no idea of colors, so we have no idea of the manner
which the all-wise God perceives and understands all things.” —Isaac Newton (1642-1727)
Another Gospel Which Is Not Another (a red-hot MP3 by Dr. Curtis Hutson exposing Lordship Salvation)
Psalm 34:8, “O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.”
“If you have to look at
your life to prove that you are saved, it proves that you're not!”
—Pastor Ralph Yankee Arnold; an excellent quote from the awesome YouTube sermon titled, “Why Lordship Salvation is WRONG! | MP3.”