You Cannot Be Loyal To God And Man
by David J. Stewart | December 2019 | Please Click for Background Music in New Window
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.”
Time on earth is limited dear friends. Psalm 90:12, “So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.” Life is too short to follow men who are wrong! Ephesians 5:1, “Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.” All across the world, Christians have been corrupted by today's apostate Bible colleges. Water flows downhill! If the religious institutions are corrupt, then so also will be their graduates!
What saith the Scripture? Acts 5:29, “Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.” The sad truth is that human beings by nature follow their leaders, even unto destruction! Of the 450 prophets of Baal, you'd think one of them would have gone over to side with Elijah (the only one who was right). Think about that!
In his classic sermon titled: “Filled With All The Goodness Of God,” Pastor Jack Hyles states that one of his FIVE LIFE'S PRINCIPLES that he decided as a young Texas preacher was: I will be loyal to principles, and not to Institutions. That is where I learned to be loyal to THE TRUTH, and not to sinful and mortal men.
Evangelist Billy Sunday (1862-1935) rightly said...
“We've got churches, lots of them. We've got preachers, seminaries, and they are turning out preachers and putting them into little theological molds and keeping them there until they get cold enough to practice preaching.” —Billy Sunday, “Criticism and Criticism” (chapter 18), from his biography by William T. Ellis titled, “Billy Sunday: The Man And His Message.”
Pastor Jack Hyles Admits Theologians Had Him Messed Up!
Folks, I'm going to go to seed [to become worn] before I die on defending this Book—I'm going to go to seed on it! I'm a little tired—by the way, every preacher in America, before he met a theologian, believed exactly what I'm preaching tonight! Theologians messed us all up—they messed me up for a while, I'll be honest with you—messed us all up! When I went off to college, I thought I had the words of God in this Book right here. When I was in college for awhile I found out I didn't. Not only that, I found out nobody did! Not only that, I found out you couldn't have them! Not only that, I found out there was no such thing as any book in all the world that had the words of God in 'em!
But my Bible said that we're supposed to keep His “WORDS”; not His truths, not just His doctrine, but His “WORDS”! ...
Folks, here's what's happening in America. The old-time preachers that built this country believed that this Book right here had the words of God in it! Your grandpa and grandma, that built this country, shed their tears on this Book, thinking they had the very words of God in their hands. And fundamentalists ALL believed what I'm preaching tonight, until we got our own Bible colleges, and seminaries, and sent our professors off to train at the feet of Karl Barth, and Reinhold Neuber, Emil Brunner, and others, who said that the Bible does not have the “words” of God, it is the Word of God, and that all the Bible is not inspired word-for-word. So we did not want to be considered “unintellectual” by the intellectual community; we're not willing to be called “nuts” and “fools”—just chalk me up as a nut! Chalk me up as a fool! Yea! Chalk me up as an uneducated illiterate if you want to, but I guarantee Ya—I'd rather study my A-B-C's in Heaven, then Greek and Hebrew in Hell!
Whosoever shall be ashamed of “ME AND MY WORDS”; it didn't say His “WORD,” it says His “WORDS”!
SOURCE: Pastor Jack Hyles, a beautiful quote from the sermon, “There Are Too Many Smiths In The Land.”
I love Brother Hyles' honesty and transparency. He could have made excuses to protect his ego, merely going along to get along with peers in the ministry; but he courageously admitted, HE WAS WRONG! Boy, I love that! I don't just love and support Brother Hyles, and honor him, because I attended Hyles-Anderson College for 8 years (1985-1993), but because of things like what I just mentioned. How many preachers admit that THEY WERE WRONG, let alone on the Word of God? That takes a pretty big man! I thank God for Dr. Hyles and his soulwinning ministry extraordinaire!!! ...
“The First Baptist Church... We will stay what we've been, or we'll burn the schools! Mark it down, we're not going to change, don't get your hopes up! No, old Hyles is still going to be a Hell fire and damnation preacher! Same old stuff... S.O.S.. It's gonna just keep on going... we're not going to change. We've seen what God can do!” —Pastor Jack Hyles, from the timeless sermon, The Church First | Download MP3
Sadly, when Brother Hyles went to Heaven, the First Baptist Church of Hammond and Hyles-Anderson College did horribly change, so much so that Dr. Russell Anderson formally requested to have his name removed from the college. SHAME ON THEM ALL!!! I am loyal to God, not to the church or college where I prepared to serve the Lord for eight years. I love them all for their influence on my life during my 1985-1993 school years, but the new generation has totally dropped the ball for God! They no longer believe nor teach that the King James Bible is inspired (as of 2008)! My God in Heaven!!! In doing so, they have completely dishonored Brother Hyles, for he rightly called the debate over the verbal inspiration of the King James Bible: “THE BATTLE OF THE AGES” (preached at First Baptist Church of Hammond in 1994). I need to go cry. Today's pastors have become brutish, lacking any good sense!
The purpose of the New Testament Church is not to EDUCATE converts; but rather, to DISCIPLE them! How can you truly disciple saved people if you are lackadaisical concerning THE TRUTH. The Church is not a social club, nor a state-licensed 501c3 business, nor music concert; but rather, the Church is the vehicle by which God chose to carry out The Great Commission.
“What we need in this generation, is for about 30,000 churches in the United States to go out of business, and just shut the doors, and let who mean business, get the power of God, and witness to this generation!” —SOURCE: Pastor Danny Castle, a quote from the awesome sermon, “How To Have Power With God!” | MP3 Sermon
I cannot recommend enough that you read the excellent book titled, “THE CHURCH,” by one of my heroes of the faith, Pastor Jack Hyles (1926-2001), which explains many things about the New Testament Church that most people have never learned:
(an awesome book by Dr. Jack Hyles)
The Church As A Family | The Purpose Of Going To Church | The Price Of The Church
“Blindness has enveloped the Christian church
—Pastor Chuck Baldwin, a quote from the needful video sermon, “Many Antichrist; One Beastly System”)
The Big Mistake The
Church Has Made Is That We Haven't Taught People How To Love People
[hear full sermon titled: Developing A Process Of Evangelism To Reach The Lost With The Gospel (by Pastor John K. Jenkins Sr.]
“Our church is cold,” complained a deacon to Dwight L. Moody (1837-1899).
“What can we do about it?” “Build a fire in the pulpit,” ordered Moody!
ABOVE: Evangelical Christianity today in America!
No believer can be loyal to BOTH God and man. Anytime you have TWO conflicting authorities (.PDF book by Dr. Peter Ruckman), there is a problem. God only authored one inspired HOLY BIBLE. God promised in Psalm 12:6-7 to “PRESERVE” His “PURE WORDS” unto each generation and forever. All of the Devil's counterfeit modern Bible translations, REMOVE God's promise to preserve His “PURE WORDS,” instead changing it to protecting “US.” That is as wicked as Hell!!! Folks, either we have God's inspired PURE WORDS today, or we don't, but it cannot be BOTH! Kindly, Bob Jones University says we don't have them! I say we do! Pastor Jack Hyles said we do! Pastor Al Lacy said we do! Dr. Monroe Parker said we do! Pastor Bob Gray Sr. says we do! Pastor Phil Kidd says we still do! Pastor David Baker says we do! Pastor Steven Anderson says we do!
The Inspiration Of the King James Bible Is A BIG DEAL!
Nicely said, but truthfully, Bob Jones University (BJU) has a problem! So does Pensacola Christian College (PCC), who also deny the inspiration of the King James Bible, teaching that ONLY the original autographs were inspired by God. If that be true, then NO ONE has God's PURE WORDS today!!! That is why messed-up unbelieving theologians removed God's solemn promise from Psalms 12:6-7 to “PRESERVE” His “PURE WORDS” unto each generation and forever. It is wickedness!!!
By the way, although I am a Dr. Peter Ruckman fan for his superb work defending the King James Bible, I completely disagree with his teaching on Dual Inspiration (i.e., that the King James Bible supersedes the ancient Hebrew and Greek texts). I also totally disagree with Pastor Ruckman's bizarre heresy that people were saved by works under the Mosaic law. Consequently, my former Hyles-Anderson College professor, William P. Grady, has also adopted that junk theology. I say that respectfully, but truthfully. There has always been only ONE Gospel. Acts 10:43, “To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.”
Bless God, this is America, where everyone has a RIGHT to believe and preach any way you want. Amen for that! However, that doesn't mean that you are RIGHT!!! Amen to that too!
I love something that one of my favorite Bible-preachers, Pastor Steven Anderson said...
“We need to understand that Elders are to be respected by default, but when they start teaching lies and wickedness and perversion and filth, at that point they've just lost respect right there. They've lost their right to be respected!” —Pastor Steven Anderson, a quote from the needful sermon, “The Baby Boomer Generation.”
I couldn't agree more! I believe in loyalty to the man of God, but only up to a point. When a preacher starts going astray on the accuracy of the Gospel, and I try to correct him as a loving friend with the Word of God, but he arrogantly starts touting his ecclesiastical “authority,” I no longer can be loyal to that man. My loyalty is ALWAYS first and foremost to God!!! Amen! At that point, one of us is WRONG! Either that pastor is right that you must “turn away from sinful ways to be saved”; or else I am right that you don't, you need only realize that you are a guilty sinner (Romans 3:19) in need of God's saving grace (Galatians 3:24-26)! AMEN FOR GRACE!!! Someone said that “G.R.A.C.E.” can be thought of as an acronym for “GOD'S RICHES AT CHRIST'S EXPENSE.” I like that!
Tragically, countless new-evangelicals are indifferent toward doctrinal soundness, and unwittingly tolerate multiple plans of salvation in their churches in woeful ignorance. Please hear me out dear reader, for I care about your soul. Our time on earth is short. The average ecumenical Christian today is puffed-up in pride, thin-skinned, arrogant and shallow, lacking the Godly character, love and maturity to appreciate a truth-teller like me. God is on my side, because I am on the side of TRUTH. Psalm 118:6, “The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?” I know that in eternity, when we all stand in judgment at The Judgment Seat Of Christ (1st Corinthians 3:11-15; 2nd Corinthians 5:10-11), that my Bible-preaching will be vindicated, and the heads of those I preach against will hang in shame and remorse, for making light of THE TRUTH. “Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?” (Galatians 4:16).
Likewise, the lost and dying world will one day regret that “THEY RECEIVED NOT THE LOVE OF THE TRUTH, THAT THEY MIGHT BE SAVED” (2nd Thessalonians 2:10b). I pray personally for God not to lay it to their charge, toward the new-evangelicals that shun me away and despise me, as they did Jesus in His time too. Isaiah 53:3, “He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.” The name of “Jesus” is precious, because Jesus is PRECIOUS!!! I heard a wonderful sermon today by Pastor Jack Hyles called: “Nothing Bad Ever Happens To Me,” in which he says: “The great thing about being a Christian is HIM!” Isn't that beautiful? It sure is my friend!!! Jesus is the greatest thing about being a Christian!!!!!!!
1st Peter 1:7-9, “That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:”
Pastor Robert G. Lee (1886-1978) said...
“'Ichabod' will be written about the church that soft-pedals on unpleasant truth or that stands not unwaveringly for 'the faith once delivered.'” —Dr. Robert G. Lee, from the powerful sermon, PAYDAY SOMEDAY! | MP3
Yes Sir, Amen to that! Most churches today have “ICHABOD” (meaning: “THE GLORY OF THE LORD HAS DEPARTED”) written over their doors!!! The presence and power of the Holy Spirit is missing in most so-called “churches” today. The quickest way to lose the presence and power of the Holy Spirit is to let THE TRUTH fall away. Jesus said in John 4:24 that God MUST be worshipped IN SPIRIT and IN TRUTH!!! Since there is no truth concerning salvation in the Roman Catholic Church, there is no Holy Spirit presence. Catholicism is fake worship! Matthew 15:8, “This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.” When new-evangelicals gather around counterfeit modern Bible translations on Sunday morning, the presence of the Lord is absent, because the inspired Word of God is not present!!! GET you a KING JAMES BIBLE dear reader, and NOTHING else, please, unless you want the Devil to corrupt and mislead you at every turn!!!
One of my favorite Spirit-filled Bible-preachers, Pastor Danny Castle, said this...
“We're living in a different generation. ... They've been a whole new crowd come up in the last 15-years. And what's happened is our churches ... you listening to me? Churches have lost touch! Brother, we've lost touch! ... We're in a perilous time tonight. ... It's a dangerous time that you and I are living in.” —Perilous Times (by Pastor Danny Castle | Download MP3 sermon)
Pastor Dwight L. Moody (1837-1899) had this to say over a century ago...
“There is much mourning to-day over false 'isms,' infidelity, and the like, but sum them all up, and I do not fear them one half so much as that dead and cold formalism that has crept into the Church of God.” —Pastor Dwight L. Moody
Pastor Jack Hyles courageously fought the good fight of faith for 55 years of ministry, and had this to say...
“God has a special rebuke, again and again and again in the Bible, toward those people who keep their neutrality in the work of God!” —SOURCE: Pastor Jack Hyles (1926-2001), a quote from the needful and precious MP3 sermon titled: “Where Were You In The Battle?”
Listen dear friend, you CANNOT be loyal to God and man! DEAD CHURCHES are the enemy of SOUL-WINNING!!! ...
“Why go to a dead church when you're going to go to a living place in Heaven?”
—Dr. Jack Hyles, from the 1994 MP3 sermon titled, “What Makes Heaven Happy?”
“America has one central problem,
and that one central problem is the church!”
—Pastor Chuck Baldwin, a truthful quote from the sermon, “The Biblical Duty Of God's Preachers To A Godless President.”
It is tragic, but true, that the true New Testament church is being driven underground in America. Faithful believers like me, who expose the Alexandrian counterfeit Bible versions, and expose false prophets like Dr. John MacArthur, and refute the false gospel of Lordship Salvation, are forced out of the churches as troublemakers. It is crazy!!! Churches are so backslidden and apostate, that they don't even realize a person who contends for the faith. It's bizarre, but Christianity is being driven underground. On the face of things in Europe and the United States, they look like Christian nations; there are plenty of churches, but when one digs deeper; when one really IS a Christian, and wishes to make a stand for the Christian faith, one quickly finds apostasy and rejection.
The Accursed False Gospel of Lordship Salvation
Here is an intriguing quote from Evangelist Tom Stegall's book called: “Must Faith Endure”:
However, many today misunderstand this marvelous truth and say in effect, “Yes, Christ can save you, but your faith must keep holding on to Christ in order for you to reach heaven.” According to this approach, Christ really doesn't save a person; they save themselves. With this approach, a person is not really saved by faith in Christ, but ultimately by faith in their faith, as they think it is their “faithfulness” to Christ which will ultimately bring them eternal life. The great Bible teacher of the past, Harry Ironside, addressed this very problem as he answered the objection: “But must I not hold on to the end if I would be saved at last?”
Boy, that's great stuff!
The Incompatibility Of False Teaching On Repentance With The Gospel Of Grace
Here is another helpful quote from Brother Danny Castle...
—Pastor Danny Castle, a quote from the needful MP3 sermon, “WHY THERE'S A HELL.”
“Repentance don't save you! Calling on the Lord don't save you! You know what saves you? Receiving what Christ done for you on the cross!”
If your church teaches or even
tolerates the heresy of
Salvation, I plead with you to RUN AWAY FROM THAT PLACE!!!
You Cannot Be Loyal To God And Man
The churches are under Satanic attack like never before. Churches that you could hear cheerful shouting and “Amens!” just 20 years ago are eerily silent today, because the glory of the Lord is departed. This is because pastors are no longer preachers!!! All across America young men enroll in some money-hungry religious institution, and 4 years later are handed a piece of paper called “a degree” that they (or their parents) paid LOTS of money for; but they are not fervent men of God, they don't know how to boldly preach (i.e., pantywaist preachers), they are not charactered in prayer, and they lack God's unconditional love; they are sadly a disgrace to the profession of the clergy! Only preachers can reproduce preachers!!! God makes preachers!!! I love what Brother Lester Roloff said—if he had a preacher's seminary, the King James Bible would be their ONLY text book, and he'd have those preachers memorizing chapters of the inspired Word of God!
When I attended Harvest Baptist Church on Guam in 2014, I sat through 8-weeks of nauseating Wednesday night church services watching a retarded seminar that their pastors purchased on the internet for $19.95. I kid you not! And for exposing this nonsense I have since been despised, shunned, ostracized, rejected and counted as their enemy. So be it, I AM ON THE LORD'S SIDE!!! What the hell is wrong with pastors today? Why go to church, when I can sit home and watch the same crap on Tv for $19.95? It cost me more than that just for gas to drive to the damn church building. Men of God? I think not. Today's churches are pulling on the same rope as the Devil.
My friends, you cannot be loyal to God and man! You must choose one or the other. In over 95% of churches today (especially independent fundamental Baptist churches), if you go against the pastor, LOOK OUT! They all but worship their pastors, which I am not against perse if the pastor discourages being idolized. Pastor Jack Hyles used to often say: “There's no big shots around here, only little shots!” I like that humility. Unfortunately, when bad pastors go astray, and their members follow them, it destroys the church. Pastor Bob Gray Sr. wisely said this...
“The best thing in the world to do is stay behind truth. I don't care how much it hurts. I don't care how much pain it is. Or how much the kids don't like it, or anybody don't like it—YOU STAY BEHIND TRUTH!!! Why? Cause it's right! And it'll protect you! And if the leader goes down, the followers are gonna follow...” —Dr. Bob Gray Sr., a quote from the sermon, Truth Vs. Change.
I think people should look up to their pastors as their heroes (all humans have heroes), but when it comes between a husband and wife, I ALWAYS take the side of the husband! Pastors are not even to be compared ladies to YOUR OWN HUSBAND! The Scriptures teach, “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord” (Ephesians 5:22), but there is no command whatsoever to obey your pastor. A minister is simply an influence in your life for God, as he teaches the inspired Word of God, and if it ever becomes more than that, you need to RUN AWAY FROM THAT PLACE! Biblically, a woman is not supposed to rely upon her pastor for Bible knowledge, but her OWN HUSBAND! 1st Corinthians 14:35, “And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.” You learn at home from hubby! And if your husband is a theological ignoramus, then you praise him for what little knowledge he has ladies! We need a whole new generation of Christian ladies who have been RAISED TO PRAISE, instead of the NAGGING HAGS today! BRAG, DON'T NAG HAG!!!
Oh, listen to me, you cannot be loyal to God and man! Psalm 118:8, “It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.” Repeatedly throughout the Word of God we are directed to TRUST THE LORD, and not rely upon flawed mortal men. The reason why so many churches are messed-up today is because men treat the pulpit as a profession instead of a divine calling. Oh, the great duty and responsibility it is to be a pastor over a flock of God's precious sheep. Jeremiah 3:15, “And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.” Unfortunately, when a young man can pay money for a piece of paper, and that all of a sudden gives him the right and qualifications to pastor a church, we are in BIG TROUBLE as a nation!!! I have met too many of these incompetence pastors, who cannot discern their right hand from their left spiritually. They lack the faith from walking with God that burns in a man's heart for righteousness and truth!!! They merely play church, going through the daily motions of being a pastor, uninterested in seeking and proclaiming THE TRUTH!!!
Bad pastors are nothing new! In the Old Testament city of Jerusalem, during the time when Babylon ruled as a world power, the Jewish pastors were totally incompetent, scattering God's sheep. ...
Jeremiah 10:21, “For the pastors are become brutish [LACKING GOOD SENSE], and have not sought the LORD: therefore they shall not prosper, and all their flocks shall be scattered.”
Jeremiah 12:10, “Many pastors have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot, they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness.”
Jeremiah 23:1-2, Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the LORD. Therefore thus saith the LORD God of Israel against the pastors that feed my people; Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith the LORD.”
Don't miss that phrase in Jeremiah 23:2b, “AND HAVE NOT VISITED THEM”! That means the pastors GAVE UP ON PEOPLE. I know that feeling. When Harvest Baptist Church forced me out in 2014, they completely forgot about me, and I had nowhere to go, so I just didn't go to church anymore because of them. My neck injury hinders me from driving long distances. I have peace in knowing that they did that to me, and not me to them. I love them in the Lord. I am a nobody, just a humble broken sinner saved by God's grace, not some big shot pastor who is a RESPECTER OF PERSONS (James 2:1). If I had been an airplane pilot who was a big tither, or a local CEO of a large company, or the manager of a local shopping mall, they would have been hounding me to come back; but I was just a worthless truth-teller who tried to help them, because “a friend helps a friend to see!” (Dr. Tom Ferrell's teaching). Religious life sucks in today's churches, don't it? Yeah buddy! I would say: “You can count me out,” but they have already counted me out...lol. Like I said, I am as Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, but I know God loves me! He sure does! Jesus becomes “Sweeter As The Years Go By” (a beautiful piano solo by Rudy Atwood). Psalm 34:18, “The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.”
Pastor Jeff Owens said some beautiful things that helped me. I love this man for his faithfulness to the Lord...
“God always finds someone to champion the cause.” —Pastor Jeff Owens, “Who Cares Anyhow?”
“Do you want some advice about depression—if you're depressed, love your way out of it! Love your way out of it!—You say, 'What do you mean?' LOVE GOD! And if you'll love God, then you'll do what God commands, and you'll do what God wants, and you'll do what is best for God; and staying in that state is not best for God. Love your way out of it!” —Pastor Jeff Owens, a beautiful quote from the sermon titled, “God Knows The Truth About Your Love.”
“Is God so good to you, that you forget how good He is to you?” —Pastor Owens, “Fearing His Goodness In The Latter Days.”
Whereas God loves a man who tells THE TRUTH, today's apostate churches count him as their enemy. Proverb 8:7, “For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips.” Proverb 12:17, “He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit.” That is okay, my eyes are stayed on Jesus, the Keeper of my soul! Psalm 121:5, “The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.” I'm not going to quit on God because men fail Him! GOD IS FAITHFUL!!! In Mark 11:22b, Jesus exclaimed: “HAVE FAITH IN GOD”!!! Well, let's all do that, what D'Ya say?
A lot of religious people think they know God, but they truly don't. The Lord Himself said in Matthew 6:7-8, “But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.” I have often seen Muslims praying on their faces for hours at a time to Allah. Folks, that is exactly what the Lord was warning us against! The Lord was also referring to believers who pray ritualistically, thinking somehow that God will be impressed by that. When I pray, I talk to God as my friend, and I know the most important thing is TO BE HONEST, because you cannot fool God. The only person we deceive is ourselves if we make excuses, hide our sins, and try to convince God that everything is okay. I am a broken mess, and I come to God with that attitude, desperate for His “grace” to “obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need” each morning, noon and evening (like Daniel).
There are literally hundreds of millions of people in the world who go to church every Sunday, who partake of the religious services and socialize with one another, but they do not know THE LORD, AND NEITHER DOES THE LORD KNOW THEM. Matthew 7:22-23, “Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” What went wrong? I'll tell you exactly what went wrong—NO TRUTH!!! What was the truth they failed to know and obey? Matthew 7:21, “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.” And what is the Father's will? John 6:40, “And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.” John 5:39, “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.” Simply BELIEVE the Scriptures concerning Christ!!!
It is definitely not easy to choose between God and men sometimes, but the more you side with the Lord, the easier it gets—trust me! I am so used to losing fair-weather friends, offending fellow believers, being excommunicated, lied about and slandered, kicked off church boards, having my feelings hurt, shunned and despised, that I just LAY IT ALL AT JESUS' FEET!!! My Savior bought me with a price (that price was His precious blood - 1st Corinthians 6:20; 1st Peter 1:18-19), and now I BELONG TO HIM!!! That is why Pastor Jack Hyles called his sermon: “Nothing Bad Ever Happens To Me,” because I am in God's will, and everything that happens to me is only by His permissive will. So what may seem BAD to me (Romans 8:26), is actually what God thinks is GOOD for me. Boy, I love that! In Matthew 7:11b God promises to “GIVE GOOD THINGS to them that ask him,” but as a synonym in Luke 11:13b God says that He will “give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him.” So if you just want GOD HIMSELF (i.e., the blessed Holy Spirit), then He will also give you ALL THINGS. I can prove it with Matthew 6:33, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” What an awesome God and Savior!!!
I love you all with Christ's abiding love, thank you for reading my humble words. Always remember: HEAR YE HIM!!!
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“Faith is the only
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)
“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.”