Churches are Destroyed Because of
Pastors Who Intentionally Reject the Truth
by David J. Stewart | January 2017 | Updated July 2019
Hosea 4:6, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.”
For years I had missed the full message of this passage of Scripture. I have also heard many preachers quote this Scripture, teaching that God's people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Usually, the text is used to discourage remaining ignorant as Christians. However, the actual context means something very different, which was an eye-opener for me. Take a closer look at our text verse, and notice why the people were destroyed... “THOU HAST REJECTED KNOWLEDGE”!!! But wait, there's more! Carefully notice closely that it WASN'T the people who had rejected the knowledge!!! That's right! IT WAS THE PRIESTS WHO HAD REJECTED KNOWLEDGE!!!
Ladies and gentlemen, the reason why tens-of-millions of people are being destroyed in the churches today is BECAUSE THE PASTORS HAVE REJECTED KNOWLEDGE!!! What knowledge (truth) have they rejected? They've rejected the truth that the King James Bible is inspired by God. They've rejected the truth that the modern Bible revisions have been corrupted by Satan to deceive the masses. They've rejected the truth that God only authored one book... THE BOOK!!! If you're not upset, Oh Christian, you are not paying attention!!! It is utterly insane for any so-called “church” to have dozens of different Bible versions in the pews every Sunday. It is tragic and ridiculous when a church pastor searches through multiple Bible versions to find out what God said. The man who has two watches set to different times never knows what time it is; and the man who has two different Bible versions never knows what the Word of God is. Think about it.
Modern Corrupt Bible Versions and Religious Liberals Attack Christ's Deity
The modern corrupt Bible versions and unsaved religious liberals are synonymous. They love each other!!! The Deity of Jesus is under malicious attack by the corrupt Modern Bible revisions. The fathers of the modern Bible revisions, Brooke Westcott (1825-1901) and Fenton Hort (1828-1892), were both members of secret societies. They were unsaved Anglican ministers. Still today, the Anglican church is of the Devil, denying Jesus' Deity. ...
“More than half of England's Anglican Bishops say that Christians are not obliged to believe that Jesus Christ was God, according to a survey published today. The pole of 31 of England's 39 bishops shows that many of them think that Christ's miracles, the virgin birth and the resurrection might not have happened exactly as described in the Bible.”
My friend, if you deny Christ's virgin birth, Deity and bodily resurrection, you are not a born-again Christian!!! When I was saved at age 13, I had never been taught that Jesus is God. I didn't learn that doctrine until five years later when I attended Bible college. I remember the joy that flooded my soul when I was shown numerous Scriptures which teach that Jesus is almighty God. What a precious Savior!!!
If someone claims to be a Christian, and you show them Scriptures from the King James Bible teaching that Jesus is God, and they still reject Christ's Deity, they are not saved. John 1:1-3 and 14, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. ... And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” Clearly, as you just plainly read from the inspired King James Bible, Jesus is the Word, and the Word was God.
The Scriptures sternly warn us to beware of false prophets like Dr. Bart Ehrman, who come to us with philosophy and vain deceit to spoil (plunder) us. Colossians 2:8-9, “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.” Notice that in Jesus Christ dwelt ALL THE FULNESS of the Godhead. That is, the triune Godhead completely embodied and was manifest (made known to the world) in the incarnation (born in the flesh) of Jesus Christ—Who was born into this world by a miraculous virgin birth—Who was born the biological Son of God (John 3:16; 1st Timothy 3:16 - Note: All Scripture references are ONLY to the trustworthy, King James Bible). Kindly, Bart Ehrman is going to split Hell wide open when he enters into eternity. Don't believe all the hype about Mr. Ehrman being an “expert in Christian history,” because that's a satanic lie. Ehrman is a fool to deny the Deity of Jesus Christ!!! Where history and the holy Bible disagree, the Bible is always right!!!
Today's pastors are destroying the churches, because they reject the truth that occultists were behind the modern translations. Consequently, they sinfully go along with the Alexandrian Bible PERversions. Most pastors go-along-to-get-along with their peers in evangelical camps, refusing to suffer reproach for the name of Christ. They don't want to be outside the gate with Jesus. Brooke Westcott and Fenton Hort were both members of secret societies. The historical evidence is undeniable. They were unsaved Anglican ministers, who openly denied the Deity of Jesus Christ, just as does Dr. Bart Ehrman today (a Moody Bible Institute alumni gone apostate).
The Devil is a beautiful liar! Dr. Bart Ehrman is referred to as a “superhero” liberal religious author in the view of the apostate Anglican church. The following quote shows the deception of Satan that has crept into the churches today. Dr. Ehrman adamantly rejects Christ's Deity, and as a self-styled scholar, actually teaches as a professor of religious studies in a university...
(RNS) New Testament scholar Bart Ehrman, a professor of religious studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is a superstar author of 30 books on Christianity. He is known to his legion of readers as a scholar who has spent his academic career debunking long-held assumptions of traditional Christian belief.
Scholar or no scholar, Bart Ehrman is not a born-again Christian! It is alarming that Ehrman is even considered an authority on “Christianity,” when he openly rejects Christ as his personal Savior. Ehrman is an expert doubter!!! I've never known anyone who rejected Christ's Deity, who was trusting Jesus as their personal Savior to give them eternal life. If a person doesn't believe that Jesus is the literal Son of God (thus making Himself God) as He claimed (John 10:33; 14:1, 6; John 8:24, 52; Revelation 1:8), then how can they believe that Christ gives eternal life? The whole purpose for believing in Christ's resurrection is knowing that we trust in a risen Savior!!! If Christ is dead, then our faith is in vain. 1st Corinthians 15:14, “And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.” How can Christ save anyone if He didn't raise up from the dead???
The following statement is a lie. No one ever loses their salvation. Mr. Ehrman in the past may have ascribed to the intellectual philosophy of Christianity, or belonged to a professed “Christian” organization (e.g., the cult of Roman Catholicism), but he never became a born-again believer. Just as the physical (first) birth cannot be undone, neither can the spiritual (second) birth be undone. There is no such thing as a “liberal Christian” who denies the fundamental doctrines of Christianity...
“In his personal journey, Professor Ehrman has traveled from born-again fundamentalist to liberal Christian to agnostic. Read more about Bart D. Ehrman’s work on his website.”
“Agnostic” means that someone isn't sure if there is a God or not. Bill Gates professes to be agnostic. I guarantee that they'll 100% believe in God ten seconds after they breath their last breath on earth, and enter into an endless eternity. Hebrews 10:31, “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.” I cannot help but wonder how a man (Bart Ehrman) can attend Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, and graduate, and then conclude that he's not sure if there's a God. Could it be all the modern, corrupt, dead, lifeless, counterfeit, uninspired, unholy Bible versions and paraphrases that Moody ministries support and use? Why of course that's the reason! Moody is a theological hellhole today!!! It was a decent place when Dr. Harry Ironside was the pastor between 1930 to 1948. What went wrong? They allowed a committee to run the organization into the ground, instead of having a faithful man of God like Pastor Harry A. Ironside (1876-1951)!!!
When Christianity began in the New Testament, it started as a new birth by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; when it went to Greece it became a philosophy; when Christianity went to Rome it became an organization, when it spread throughout Europe it became a culture; but when Christianity came to America, it became a business. That is so tragic and sad. Jesus said, “YE MUST BE BORN AGAIN” (John 3:3). The only Christianity that is true is that which requires a new birth by faith in the Gospel, that is, the Good News that Christ DIED on the cross for our sins, and He was BURIED, and He physically RESURRECTED from the dead three days later (1st Corinthians 15:1-4). That is how a person gets saved. The only requirement to be saved, other than to BELIEVE the Gospel, is to admit that you are a guilty, needy, sinner in the eyes of a holy God (Romans 3:19-23; Galatians 3:24-26; Romans 10:3-4). If you didn't know that you are a sinner, why would you need a Savior? You've got to know what you are being saved from.
Kindly, Dr. Ehrman is a wicked man, a Christ-rejecter, who masquerades as an “expert” in Christian history. Ehrman states:
“In my book How Jesus Became God, I show why it is difficult to establish historically that there really was an empty tomb; but I stress repeatedly that some of the disciples believed they saw Jesus later, and on that basis they came to believe he had been raised and exalted to heaven.”
BLASPHEMY!!! Bart Ehrman plainly rejects the claims of the inspired Word of God that Christ raised up from the dead. He rejects the Gospel, and is therefore, not saved. The ONLY warning that anyone will ever get from God is the holy Bible. All they had in the New Testament was Moses and the prophets; but we have the completed Word of God today. Hallelujah!!! Listen to what Abraham told the rich man in Hell, when the rich man begged for Abraham to send Lazarus from the dead to warn his five brothers, lest they come to Hell too. Luke 16:31, “And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.”
And here's what the Lord Jesus said to the two disciples walking with Him on the road to Emmaus, when they doubted His resurrection. Luke 24:25, “Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken.” Notice in the next verse what the two disciples said, speculating that they didn't know if the claims were true about Christ being the Redeemer. They said, “It's been three days already and we haven't seen any evidence that Christ is risen.” THEY WERE TALKING TO THE RISEN CHRIST, BUT DIDN'T RECOGNIZE JESUS IN HIS GLORIFIED BODY. How ironic!!! They were expressing doubts as to the veracity of Christ's claims before He was crucified that He would raise up after three days!
This is exactly what Bart Ehrman is doing, that is, casting doubt upon the Word of God. Luke 21-24:24, “But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to day is the third day since these things were done. Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished, which were early at the sepulchre; And when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive. And certain of them which were with us went to the sepulchre, and found it even so as the women had said: but him they saw not.”
They said, the tomb was opened, but no one actually saw Christ. They implied that Christ's body had been stolen, foul play, and that the Lord had not really risen. This is exactly what Bart Ehrman is doing, casting doubts upon the Scriptures. Ah, but my friend, Christ's resurrection is a reality!!! Do you believe? Your eternal destiny depends on it. Your doctrine determines your destiny! It really does!!! YE MUST BE BORN AGAIN!!!
To the unsaved person, like Professor Bart Ehrman, the holy Bible means nothing; but unto us which believe, the Word of God worketh in us—comforting, guiding, blessing, reproving, instructing, sanctifying and edifying us continually. 1st Thessalonians 2:13, “For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.” The Bible is truly a blessing!
“The Bible is the best gift ever given to man.” —U.S. President Abraham Lincoln
Pastors Who Use the Alexandrian Versions are Destroying the Churches
God was angry with the Old Testament priests, because they had REJECTED KNOWLEDGE. Consequently, God's people were being corrupted. Nothing has changed in thousands of years. It is the apostate pastors today, who couldn't care less about the purity of the Word of God, that are bringing corruption into the churches. The modern Bible revisions all attack the Deity of Christ.
All across America, independent Baptists are dipping their sails, embracing the Devil's false Bible versions. Consequently, the heresy of Lordship Salvation has crept into the churches, because that's what the Alexandrian PERversions teach. The big question is: Have you subtly been deceived by the Devil too??? If Satan can dupe Baptist preachers, then he can trick anybody!!! And did you know that the Jehovah's Witnesses satanic cult use the EXACT SAME Westcott and Hort Alexandrian Greek as all the modern Bible revisions!!! If your Baptist church uses the Easy-To-Read Version (ERV), or The VOICE (VOICE), or the English Standard Version (ESV), or the Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB), or ANY of the modern versions... SO ALSO DO THE JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES!!!!!!
Bart Ehrman, who vehemently rejects Christ's deity, prefers the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV), which is also Alexandrian in origin. Are you getting this? JW's deny Christ's Deity. Their Bible “version” is the New World Translation (NWT), authored by Charles Taze Russell (JW founder). Bart Ehrman also denies Christ's Deity, and he likes the NRSV. Both the NWT and the NRSV are translated from the work of Westcott and Hort, which are based upon the corrupted Alexandrian texts. Liberals who deny Jesus' Deity love the Alexandrian manuscripts and Bibles. That speaks volumes!!! Only the trustworthy King James Bible upholds, defends and proclaims the Deity of the Lord—Jesus is almighty God!!!
Look in the NRSV in Matthew 8:2. Whereas the King James Bible says a leper “worshipped” Jesus, the NRSV merely says the leper “knelt” before Jesus. Well you can kneel before a king without worshipping him. In fact, every mention of anyone “worshipping” the Lord Jesus has been watered-down to a mere “bowed” or “knelt” instead. This is true of all the Alexandrian modern versions. Do you see how satanic all these new Bible translations really are??? Thank God for THE BOOK!!! Thank God for the precious, blood-sprinkled, King James Bible!!!!!!! The new PERversions remove the blood of Jesus!
Perhaps you don't think that your independent Baptist pastor would ever succumb to such apostasy as to deny Christ's Deity. May I remind you that Bart Ehrman is a Moody Bible Institute graduate!!! (Moody teaches the Deity of Christ.) I think you'll find it interesting to learn that Bart Ehrman's favorite Bible version is the New Revised Standard version (NRSV). The satanic NRSV has all of the SAME corruptions as the New International Version (NIV), Easy-To-Read Version (ERV), and all the other PERverted modern Alexandrian Bible revisions!!! By “Alexandria” I mean the corrupted manuscripts originated in Alexandria, Egypt. Our beloved King James Bible originated from texts from Antioch, Syria.
Nothing is Destroying Churches Like Denying the Inspiration of the King James Bible
Here's my King James Bible Seminar notes on the subject by Dr. Al Lacy.
Here's a helpful article titled, “Our Blood Sprinkled Book.”
Listen to the excellent book “FINAL AUTHORITY” (11:38 hours) read by the author, Dr. William P. Grady.
God's people were destroyed because the religious leaders rejected knowledge (the truth). It's the same today. In 2014 I handed the truth to the independent Baptist pastors at Harvest Baptist Church on Guam, putting the book “NIV: The Antichrist's Bible” (an excellent book by Pastor Al Lacy) right into the senior pastor's hands. I befriended the church's pastors with the truth! Instead of thanking me, they told me to stop sharing the truth. Their exact words were for me to stop “causing divisiveness” because I was “confusing people.” They are already a house divided, officially using two different Bible versions in their church (the King James Bible, and the Easy-To-Read Version). Literally, they're using the CORRUPTIBLE Alexandrian texts to interpret the INCORRUPTIBLE Antiochan texts, and in so doing they are corrupting the inspired Word of God. They are foolish men! What is meant by Alexandrian and Antiochan? The corrupt Bible texts originated in Alexandrian, Egypt in the first century AD; whereas the trustworthy texts from which our beloved King James Bible was translated originated from Antioch, Syria (where the believers were first called “Christians” in Acts 11:26).
I kindly warned Harvest's pastors that Satan had infiltrated their church. Sadly, They didn't and don't care! SATAN LOVES IT THERE!!! And as I type, they are still poisoning people in their church with the modern Bible PERversions. In desperation and loneliness for a church family, I kindly requested three times in 2017 if I could return simply to attend church services (to hear the sermons), but they coldheartedly rejected me and literally said “go elsewhere.” They don't care about me. A hurting dog barks! These are all Bob Jones University alumni! They lack God's love. They do not care that God elevates His Word above His name. They do not care that Satan has crept into their church. Not surprisingly, Harvest Baptist Church on Guam honors and promotes the corrupt teaching materials of Dr. John MacArthur. Hardly anyone ever walks an isle at invitation time at Harvest. The Holy Spirit of God is not present. I'm talking about the Bob Jones University (BJU) camp. I'm talking about the Moody Bible Institute (MBI) camp. I'm talking about the Faith Baptist Bible College And Theological Seminary camp. They don't care! What they DO care about is money! Check the salaries of these Bible college executives and Richy-rich pastors and you'll see!
Harvest Baptist Church (HBC) teaches the heresy of Lordship Salvation. As the apostle Paul told his preacher boy, Titus, Christians have a Biblical duty to “rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith” (Titus 1:13). Harvest church is a wolf in sheep's clothing! Dr. John MacArthur is their mentor, who denies that Jesus' blood is sprinkled on the heavenly Mercy Seat. Folks, the precious liquid blood of the Lamb of God is in sprinkled in Heaven on the Mercy Seat, in the presence of the Father, in the Holy Place, in the Tabernacle (Hebrews 9:12, 24; 12:24)!!! I am not trying to be mean. I CARE!!! Are we Christians or not? If not us, who? If not now, when? If not here, where? I care, do you?
I hope, labor and pray that America's pastors (especially independent fundamental Baptist pastors within my own camp) will stand firm, true, uncompromisingly, courageously, and without apology, upon the inspiration of the King James Bible. Kindly, beware of Evangelist Sam Gipp's denial of the inspiration of our beloved King James Bible. He is influencing (infecting) millions of people. Although I've learned much from Dr. Gipp's sermons, he denies the inspiration of the King James Bible, which is unthinkable!!! If you don't have a King James Bible, you don't have a Holy Bible!!!!!!!
Childlike Faith Insists That the King James Bible Must Be Inspired
It doesn't take a theologian to figure out that it would be totally meaningless for God to give His incorruptible (1st Peter 1:23), very pure words (Psalms 119:140), to holy men of old (2nd Peter 1:21), and then allow those very pure words to deteriorate into hundreds of English translations, based upon differing Hebrew and Greek texts, leaving us today at the mercy of intellectuals and manmade scholarship! Since the religious scholars all disagree, and the Bible versions all disagree, we've got a big confusing mess in the churches today! 1st Corinthians 14:33a teaches, “For God is not the author of confusion.” So are you dumb enough to believe anyone who tries to sell you, the lie, that it is normal to have a dozen Bible “versions” on your bookshelf? Please tell me you are not that foolish! Most churches are that foolish. Kindly, Harvest Baptist Church on Guam is a cesspool of Bible versions and perversions, where confusion is the norm. Acts 19:32, “Some therefore cried one thing, and some another: for the assembly was confused; and the more part knew not wherefore they were come together.” One Bible says Jesus became angry at a leper, the next Bible says Jesus had compassion. Bob Jones' Bible department doesn't see a big problem with that! I sure do! How about you?
And if you don't think that the King James Bible is preserved AND inspired, effectively, you still don't have a Holy Bible!!!!!!! 2nd Cointhians 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.” I know I am considered a troublemaker by a lot of churches, but I am telling THE TRUTH, which is necessary. Somebody's got to care! I don't get paid to do what I do. In 17 years of my online website ministry, since 2002, I have never received a single penny from anyone for my labors, and I NEVER WILL! People ask me all the time how to donate to my ministry, and I tell them I don't want it, but thank you anyway. My reward is in Heaven! And dear reader, YOU are my greatest reward! The people whom I lead to Christ, and the godly influence that my ministry has on the life of others, that will be my greatest reward in eternity! Everything upon this earth will one day burn out of existence (2nd Peter 3:10), but the souls saved and the lives changed for Christ are eternal.
What good is inspiration without preservation? May I say, you need BOTH. What good are the inspired originals if God hasn't preserved those perfect words somewhere in the world for us today? I mean, if we don't have a perfect holy Bible today, then what was the use of God inspiring the original autographs, right? That would be ridiculous! What would be the benefit of God giving His very pure inspired words to holy men of old, if those words lost their purity and inspiration over the years in various translations? Yet, this is exactly what Bob Jones University, Faith Baptist Bible College And Theological Seminary, Moody Bible Institute, East Texas Bible College, Dallas Theological Seminary, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Hyles-Anderson College, Crown Bible College, Pensacola Christian College, Ambassador Bible College (Dr. Ron Comfort), and other sources of apostasy are teaching today! Consequently, thousands of churches are being corrupted by the messed up graduates of these religious institutions, who are being hired as pastors, who all deny the purity and verbal inspiration of the King James Bible! No wonder our churches are dead!!!
What would be the use of God preserving His words if they are no longer inspired? If God's words lost their inspiration somewhere along the way, then the Bible is no more alive and powerful than other books authored by men. Although God used approximately forty men to pen the holy Bible, God alone is the Author!!! All Scripture was given by inspiration (2nd Timothy 3:16), as God's Holy Spirit moved upon holy men of old and they spake (2nd Peter 1:21). Those words have never lost their inspiration, because they are still God-breathed words. To say that the King James Bible is not inspired, is to say that God's Holy Spirit no longer gives life to His words. How can God's Word be quick (alive) and powerful (Hebrews 4:12) and not still be inspired? For an in-depth explanation of inspiration, please read the related article, “The Inspiration Of The Almighty in the King James Bible!!!” END
—Dr. Jack Hyles (a great quote from the classic sermon, “
Psalms 116:15, “Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.”
“Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is
plenteous, but the labourers
are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.”
“The only inspired Words of God
are in the King James Bible!”
—Dr. Jack Hyles (an awesome quote —Dr. Jack Hyles (THE REAL BATTLE!”)
“And brother, any time anybody ever casts any reflection upon the accuracy and the inspiration—verbal inspiration—of this Bible, I'll guarantee you he was inspired by the demons. I'll guarantee you! I don't care if he's got a 'reverend' in front of his name. I don't care if he has a clerical collar on. I don't care what school he's been to. He's of the Devil if he says that the Bible is not verbally inspired by God!” —Dr. Jack Hyles, a great quote from the awesome MP3 sermon titled, “Satan's masterpiece.”
BATTLE OF THE AGES (MP3 by Dr. Hyles, “The King James Bible crowd is going to come out on top!”)