Devil Dog Preacher Ravi Zacharias' Counterfeit Gospel
by David J. Stewart | November 2019
2nd Corinthians 11:3, “But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.”
I thank God for all THE TRUTH which He has shown unto me. 1st Corinthians 2:9-10, “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.” Genesis 32:10, “I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which thou hast shewed unto thy servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I am become two bands.” Thank you God!!!
One of the most subtle, wealthy, popular and dangerous FALSE PROPHETS today is Ravi Zacharias. His ministry rakes in about $25,000,000 each year. Spiritual crime pays! Ravi has been invited to speak in over 55 countries, and Mormons love him! I have nothing personal against Mr. Zacharias, but he is preaching ANOTHER GOSPEL, and I have a duty as a born-again child of God to “earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints” (Jude 1:3b).
In a YouTube video titled: “How Can Someone Receive Jesus' Gift Of Salvation?,” Ravi says the following to have a relationship with Jesus...
“In fact when Jesus comes into your life, he helps you cross the greatest bridge, from the head to the heart. I experienced that at the age 17. The fact that I could pray and invite Jesus Christ into my life—a simple prayer—asking Him to become my Savior, and the transformation He brought; how He changed not only my life, but years later my father's life. And I would like you, to bow your head and with me repeat a simple prayer, if you want this to happen in your life. Just pray with me one sentence at a time:
Heavenly Father, I thank you for loving me. I need your forgiveness. I need your salvation. Lord Jesus, enter into my heart. Change me. Give me with your presence. Help me to follow you. I receive you, this moment, and commit my life to you. Thank you Father. In Jesus' name, Amen!”
SOURCE: YouTube - How Can Someone Receive Jesus' Gift Of Salvation?
Folks, that is not THE GOSPEL! Let's break down Ravi's unbiblical plan of salvation and list his requirements to be saved:
- Repeat a prayer
- Invite Christ into your life
- Ask Jesus to become your Savior
- Thank God for loving you
- Tell God you need forgiveness
- Tell God you need His salvation
- Ask Jesus to enter into your heart
- Ask Jesus to change you
- Ask Jesus to give you His presence
- Ask Jesus to help you follow Him
- Receive Jesus
- Commit your life to Jesus
Wow! Ravi Zacharias gives 12 THINGS to do in his suggested prayer to be saved. Did you notice the BIGGEST MISTAKE Ravi made? He left out “THE GOSPEL” entirely! Ravi doesn't even mention Jesus dying on the cross to pay for our sins. Ravi doesn't mention Christ's DEATH, BURIAL nor RESURRECTION. I mean, that is “THE GOSPEL” after all, but he leaves it off completely!!! That is why I justly call Ravi “a devil dog preacher!”
And kindly, so are the pastors of Harvest for inviting, promoting and honoring, and God forbid, BIDDING GODSPEED to this man who teaches doctrines of devils!!! 1st Timothy 4:1, “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;” I understand that there is something called “semantics,” where different preachers each word the plan of salvation a little differently, but Ravi MISSES THE BALLPARK COMPLETELY!!!
Ravi says to tell God that you need forgiveness and salvation. Folks God already knows what you need! Ravi says to tell God that you love Him. That's sweet, but this is not a part of the Gospel to be saved. What in the world does asking Jesus to “change you” have to do with receiving the free gift of eternal life? Following Jesus is not a part of the Gospel. Judas followed Christ, but died in unbelief, and is now burning in Hell forever. Neither do you have to commit your life to Jesus to be saved. Forgiveness of sins and eternal life are a free gift! Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” If I give you a gift, all you need to do is freely receive it; you don't have to “ask” me for it, because I am offering it to you. The same is true with salvation, Jesus has already paid the price for your sins with His blood, and all you have to do is freely take it by faith. Ravi has wickedly ADDED a bunch of junk to embellish the Gospel.
Heresy Of Having To “Pray” To Be Saved (Be very careful—make sure to preach the Gospel!)
My intent is not to criticize Ravi Zacharias, for I am the biggest sinner I know. I am sure he is a wonderful man to know in real life. He seems like a nice person. However, I am strictly refuting his unbiblical teachings that help the Devil BLIND “the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them” (2nd Corinthians 4:4b).
The interviewer follows after Ravi's Satanic plan of salvation by saying: “I hope you will pray that prayer and mean it!” My friend, you can “PRAY THAT PRAYER” a thousand times and go straight to Hell to burn forever when you die!!! Sadly, Harvest Baptist Church on Guam invited, praised and honored this ungodly man in June of 2017. They invited Mr. Zacharias to speak to 1,000 local guests, church members and military who came to hear him preach.
“The backslider likes the preaching that wouldn't hit the side of a house, while the real disciple is delighted when the truth brings him to his knees.” —Billy Sunday
What is happening dear reader is that money-hungry Bible colleges are selling pieces of paper called “degrees” for the right price, to anybody who shows up to class and meets the minimum requirements; but when they graduate they cannot discern THE TRUTH, cannot preach their way out of a paper bag, and are mere parasites off Christendom!!! Dead spiritual leaders produce dead followers!!! Only preachers can reproduce preachers, which is why Pastor Jack Hyles (1926-2001) put preachers instead of teachers into the classrooms at Hyles-Anderson College (while Brother Hyles was still alive on earth), which is why my website ministry is here—I am a Bible-preacher!!! Love me or hate me, “But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me” (1st Corinthians 15:10). God loves you dear reader and so do I.
We've got a bunch of spiritually dead churches and Bible Bible colleges today, who are more concerned about making money, training nurses, and teaching how to play musical instruments, than they are about trying to save a nation for God with Bible-preaching and soulwinning!!! I'm talking about apostate Bob Jones University, Pensacola Christian College, Ambassador Bible College, Crown Bible College, Dallas Theological Cemetery, Moody Bible SINstitute, and Hyles-Anderson College today (who no longer believe that the King James Bible is inspired). My God, what the hell is going on in churches today? Has everybody lost their guts and backbone? Has everybody lost their spiritual discernment? I sure feel like the Lone Ranger these days! I am so grateful for modest ladies, caring Christians, and uncompromising Bible-preachers, and I truly thank God for BOTH OF YOU!!!
What Exactly is the Gospel?
What saith the Scripture? The word “Gospel” means “Good News” or “Glad Tidings.” There is no need to guess what the “Gospel” is because the Bible plainly tells us. The “Gospel” is the Good News of Christ's DEATH on the cross for our sins, His BURIAL and bodily RESURRECTION three days later:
1st Corinthians 15:1-4, “Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.”
We are saved by BELIEVING “the Gospel,” which is the power of God unto salvation. Romans 1:16, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.” John 6:28-29, “Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.” It is that simple to be saved. If you admit that you are a guilty sinner in God's sight, and you receive Christ's sacrifice on the cross as full payment for your sins, believing that He was buried, and bodily resurrected three days later, and that is your only hope for eternal life, then YOU ARE IMMEDIATELY, SECURELY AND FOREVER SAVED!!!
I love you dear web visitor with God's unconditional love. I have never felt so lonely in all my life as I do nowadays, in so many ways, but “I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:” (Job 19:25b). Job 13:15, “Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.” I always feel like no one wants to be around me, as Brother Hyles said he used to feel, because of his stand for truth and right. I feel like no woman would ever want to marry a guy like me, in pain and a devil-fighter (I guess that's good practice for marriage...lol). Brother Hyles said his adult daughter Cindy used to ask him for a dinner date, so she could ask his advice. Brother Hyles said he knew she didn't really need advice; but rather, she knew that he needed to FEEL NEEDED. I sure know that feeling. I think that is beautiful what his daughter did for her Dad.
A Little Bit of Love Goes a Long Way!
A couple of my Harvest Baptist Church neighbours sometimes wait for me, while walking their dog, to wave at me when I go walking at sunset, as I drive by, and it means so much to me. It is obvious to me that they are doing it as a gesture of Christian love, and I am thankful for their little act of kindness. I feel God's love through them when they do that, to let me know that they don't hate me at Harvest (at least those two don't), and it means more than I can express in words. When a man is desperate to be loved (as I am, being alone in life), a little kind gesture means all the world, and goes far. It was Gipsy Smith (1860-1947) whose life was forever changed by three tiny little words from a caring elderly Christian man to a raggedly poor gypsy boy: “God Bless you!” In reference to that single kind gesture, Gipsy said: “It was an inspiration that has never left me, and has done more for me than I can describe.”
I love all my neighbours and feel no ill-will toward anyone, God knows my heart. God forbid that I should ever fail to love every human being on this planet. That is how I feel. This is 100% Scriptural. Without love, nothing else in this life matters. I cannot live without love. I love that “God is love” (1st John 4:8b). I have never been good with people, I feel like a misfit, and I get nervous sometimes. That's just me! My bodily pain and medications also affect me, causing depression at times, and compel me to just stay home, where I feel safe from the world. The following awesome Bible verse is easy to remember, because it has the numbers 1611 (as in 1611 King James Bible). I like that! 1st Chronicles 16:11, “Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually.”
By God's grace, I am probably the most transparent writer on the internet, sharing my heart with the world. I am just a redeemed sinful man with a website, who loves God and truth and people, and I want God to make a difference through my broken life. God is the Potter, I am the clay. Isaiah 64:8, “But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.” Thank you sincerely for reading this.
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