The Junk Promoted At Harvest Baptist Church On Guam
by David J. Stewart | July 2020
Matthew 13:24-25, “Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.”
Kindly said, Pastor Marty Herron came and sowed tares among the wheat at Harvest Baptist Church on Guam, and went his way in 2018. He is now milking a 6-digit salary sowing tares in Iowa, as executive vice president of some deeper-life, dried-up, Neo-evangelical, dead Bible college. It is shameful and disgusting in my humble opinion!
I attended Harvest for a year in 2014, but was forced out of the church by their ungodly pastors for trying to help them as a friend to see the truth. Ironically, Evangelist Tom Ferrell said those very words from the church pulpit at Harvest—“A FRIEND HELPS A FRIEND TO SEE!” Well when I was a friend to them at Harvest, instead of thanking me, they showed me the door! God will show them the door!!! Matthew 7:23, “And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”
Harvest Baptist Church on Guam broadcasts UNSHACKLED's program on their KHMG 88.1 FM radio station. I used to promote UNSHACKLED myself, when they got the Gospel right 40 years ago; but the Lordship Salvation cult has infected nearly every religious institution and Neo-evangelical church in America. The greatest threat that exists is the Devil's constant attempt to embellish the truth, to make it ambiguous. The word “ambiguity” is defined as: “unclearness by virtue of having more than one meaning.” For example: In Pacific Garden Mission's 'UNSHACKLED' program #3589 (aired in 2020), a woman named Debbie Brooks meets with a religious friend named Sharon. What you are about to read is not Free Grace Theology, it is another gospel of perverted grace:
SHARON: Trusting Jesus is the only thing that can make a difference in my messed-up life.
DEBBIE: I keep hearing that in church, but I don't get it—how something that EASY can be a life-changer.
SHARON: Oh Debbie, it's not easy—believing in Jesus means repenting and asking forgiveness for all the old ways, and then GIVING THEM UP FOR GOOD. When you find the COURAGE TO DO THAT, He'll help you CHANGE YOUR LIFE.
DEBBIE: Huh, well, I'll have to think about it. [emphasis added]
Dear reader, what you just read taught by Pacific Garden Mission in Chicago is of the Devil, straight out of the pits of Hell. Harvest promotes this garbage!!! Thousands of churches promote this junk theology. I will say it again and again, that RIGHT DOCTRINE MATTERS!!! I hope you see how evil this particular episode of UNSHACKLED is! Some are okay. But this one is garbage, and there are hundreds more that teach damnable heresy! Why does Harvest Baptist Church on Guam bid Godspeed to this crap? What dingleberries! They are indifferent and don't care!
If Harvest ever gets right with God:
They'd apologize to me, for scolding me for telling them the truth.
They'd apologize to me, for ostracizing me for the past 5 years (literally banning me from attending church services)
They would invite me back, and I would love them, help and befriend their church without no grudges.
Lord willing, I would look for a Christian woman to marry, and if I found her, and we got married, we'd serve the Lord together, wherever God may lead.
Do fairytales come true? I can't even get them at Harvest to admit they are wrong on the Gospel, wrong on the Bible, and wrong to ostracize me for trying to help them. They have a true friend and don't want me. I am meek and lowly like the Lord, only wanting to be helpful. Matthew 11:29, “Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.” Harvest is proud and arrogant, refusing to do the right thing. Please don't mistake my boldness to speak the truth, for being a belligerent man, because God knows I am nothing like that. I love people and just want to be a blessing, which is what got me into trouble at Harvest, sharing THE TRUTH with others!
Many churches (like Harvest) operate just like communist North Korea or China. That is, you can have your own opinion, just so long as you keep it to yourself. You can share your opinion in a casual manner, but you are not allowed to share books and sermons to try to convert anyone to your opinion. By maintaining that type of oppressive regime over their congregation, Lordship Salvation is the only teaching allowed in their midst. Effectively they told me, “We preach the heresy of Lordship Salvation here and use Devil's Bibles, and we don't want you telling anyone something different!” I thought a friend helps a friend to see? They had better hope to God that I am not right about them (Romans 3:4), or God's angels will cast them into the fires of Hell for perverting grace. You don't have to turn from your sins to be saved. You cannot show me that in the Bible. I am sick of ignorant preachers saying, “Well you have to turn from something to turn to something.” I agree, but not when they use it to justify teaching people that they must commit to stop living in willful sin to be saved, and maintain that type of lifestyle from now on to prove they really are saved. That is what these people teach! Look at what Ray Comfort preaches. And Dr. Steve Pettit teaches the same junk theology!
It seems that my future, Lord willing, is to either remain a lonely hermit on Guam, or move to a fairly large Independent Fundamental Baptist Church in the United States and hopefully find a woman to marry. I got tired of being alone many years ago. I have just about come to my limits and am going to buy a plane ticket and leave. I'm just trying prayerfully to figure out where to move. My life has been stuck in a ditch for 14 years. One thing I have learned is that Neo-evangelicals don't care about people, just making money. They'll deny that accusation, but their actions condemn them. Yes, I am talking about Harvest Baptist Church on Guam and Bob Jones University. God said it is not good for a man to be alone. Even Dr. Bob Jones III (at 80 years of age) got remarried in 2020. One day at a time. Pray for me my friends.
Right Doctrine Matters, But Not To Harvest's Pastors
Kindly said, Pastor Marty Herron only wants Lordship Salvation friends, not fundamentalist truth-tellers like me! I asked him in 2017 if we could be friends. He literally blew me off and didn't even bother to write back! He refused to allow me to attend church services, even though I was humble and cooperative. Man of God? Pastor? Chicken rancher is more like it! Pastor Herron mistreated me and my family, driving them out of his church-turned-cult too. I am glad he is gone, but sadly, the damage is done, and the tares he sowed are now weeds choking the church to death spiritually. MacArthurism has infected the church. Dr. Steve Pettit's heresy oozes from Harvest's radio station in Micronesia. A hurting dog barks!
All I humbly asked for was their friendship at Harvest, to let a hurting man come back to church, but they are cold-hearted phonies! Dr. Marty Herron is in trouble with the Lord—for rejecting THE TRUTH of the Gospel, for bidding Godspeed to false prophets like John MacArthur and Steve Pettit, for preaching another gospel of partial faith in Christ plus turning from sins (works, aka, Lordship Salvation), for being indifferent and not caring about truth and people, for promoting Devil's Bibles, and for not caring about a hurting man who pleaded for his help in a time of need. I love Pastor Herron, but I also disrespect him for exploiting the ministry for personal gain. He is no man of God in my humble opinion!!! God said He vomited out the Laodicean church for being “LUKEWARM” (Revelation 3:15-16).
God hates wishy-washy so-called “churches” that prosper in the world, but woefully lack love for people, love for truth, and love for the Savior! Nobody loves Jesus who is okay with Dr. Steve Pettit's junk theology! Nobody loves Jesus who is okay with Dr. John MacArthur's Lordship Salvation. It's easy for someone to hurt other people, when that person stands to lose nothing. They hurt me at Harvest Baptist Church, by ostracizing me from my church family, because they didn't need anything from me. You can tell someone's character by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them! Nobodies are treated as garbage (by unChristlike people). They put you into the garbage, to be taken away, and out of their sight. That is wickedness on their part at Harvest, trying to make their hurting Christian brother disappear from sight. We'll I'm still hear, hurting and lonely, not welcomed at the local church.
I am one plane ticket away from never seeing this place again. The moment my landlord asks me to leave, I'm moving back to the United States. I like Chattanooga, Tennessee a lot. I wish my wannabe girlfriend (and hopeful wife) across the street would marry me, and we could move to Chattanooga (or anywhere she wants) together and start a family, and join a soulwinning church. Lord willing, I'm getting restless to move, because nothing has worked out on Guam. That's only because Harvest won't let me come back and there's no other big churches where I can hopefully meet a Christian woman. I'm visiting a small church now, for which I am grateful, but there's not many people. Pastor Jack Hyles said if you do what you always did, you'll get what you always got. So I have to change something, or nothing will ever change. I believe prayer changes things, and I am praying.
Moving back the United States and joining a bigger church seems to be the sensible thing to do. But now there's this Coronavirus mess, so I have to wait. My neck pain is always with me, making things difficult, but the loneliness is a cancer eating at my soul. Some people like being alone, but I hate it. If I didn't have Jesus in me, I wouldn't have made it this far, I would have taken my life long ago to escape this insane planet. Many people are making that choice, checking out, leaving the world to destroy themselves. As a Christian, I look at things differently. I can still help somebody, taking my mind off my problems and helping them instead with theirs. PEOPLE NEED THE LORD. I keep hearing Neo-evangelicals say that, but somehow they don't understand that 'needing the Lord' means THEY NEED THE TRUTH OF THE GOSPEL! THEY NEED AN ACCURATE INSPIRED BIBLE!
I am still in shock that the First Baptist Church Of Hammond, Indiana, has denied the inspiration of the King James Bible since 2008. It blows my mind! It just shows how weak human minds are, when one corrupt man can undo 20 years of Pastor Jack Hyles preaching to them that the King James Bible is inspired. I love Brother Hyles because he was always willing to move to the right, but never to the left. Anyone who says the King James Bible is not verbally-inspired is a liar. I SAID HE'S A LIAR!!! Maybe I'll find a church who needs an honest, soulwinning, King James Bible only, people-loving, pastor somewhere, who knows. God is my captain! Wherever He leads I will follow!
Lordship Salvation Damns People To Hell Forever
I was happy in 2014 at Harvest, but when I tried to be a friend and share the truth with the church to help them, they went ballistic! They were highly offended by Pastor Jack Hyles' King James only preaching. They were highly offended that I exposed their Devil's Bible as being corrupted. They were highly offended that I gave them documentation that Martin Luther taught Baptismal Regeneration until his death in 1546, which means he went to Hell himself. Getting water baptized must not be added to grace, or else it cancels grace! As basic and simple as these truths are, the pastors were in an uproar and couldn't handle THE TRUTH. They kicked me out of Harvest. Proof of what I say is that they have persistently refused to allow me to come back. My blood is on their hands!
Christians must expose the wicked teachers of Lordship Salvation, because they:
Keep people lost (Luke 8-12; 2 Corinthians 4:3-4)
Are accursed by God for perverting the Gospel (Galatians 1:6-9)
Frustrate God's free grace (Galatians 2:21-22)
Bewitch believers, rendering them ineffective in their Christian lives (Galatians 3:1-3; 5:4)
Are to be marked and avoided for teaching things contrary to sound doctrine (Romans 16:17-18)
Cause people to focus on themselves, rather than on Christ, for the assurance of salvation. (The doctrine of Eternal Life is the same as Eternal Security, they are not separate teachings.)
Cause a lot of believers to have fear and insecurity about salvation (Acts 15:1-2, 22-24)
Pacific Garden Mission preaches a bunch of junk theology, which Harvest promotes, requiring sinners to reform of their sinful behavior or else they cannot be saved. According to the perverted gospel of UNSHACKLED, it is NOT EASY to be saved, because (they say) you are required to GIVE UP YOUR OLD SINFUL WAYS PERMANENTLY! That is “another gospel” accursed by God! ...
Galatians 1:6-9, “I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.”
Pacific Garden Mission are PREACHING ANOTHER GOSPEL!!! It is so very important that we as Christians, “Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God” (Revelation 3:2). That is exactly what I am faithfully doing with my ministry blogs, social media and websites. By God's grace, I am simply strengthening the things that remain. I am mashing on a lot of people's toes, like preaching against Bob Jones University, but it is only out of a sincere heart of love for God, truth and man that I do so. I care about you dear friend. Right doctrine matters! If your doctrine is wrong, you could end up in Hell like the people did in Matthew 7:21-23 and Luke 13:23-24. Please hear me out dear reader!
In another horrible UNSHACKLED episode, program #3626 - Aired in 2020 (Matthew Trewhella), the narrator at the very end teaches this damnable heresy:
“You see friend, it is the gift of God; the greatest gift ever given. In order to partake of this gift, He commands you to repent, and put your trust in Him. Turn from your sins, and He will not cast you out, but will accept you because you have been justified once and for all, because you've turned your life over to Him, and He has made you righteous.” [emphasis added]
That is a false gospel dear friend. Jesus promised in John 6:37, “All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.” Did Jesus say, “He that turns from his sins, I will receive him?” No, He did not! Jesus said, “him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.” That is an unconditional promise to anyone who comes to the Lord by faith. There are no obligations to be saved. Eternal life is a free gift, which simply needs to be accepted. The narrator of Matthew's story is preaching another gospel. The Lord never once in the Bible asks us to turn our life over to Him to be saved. Men often make up their own rules, just like some bad cops do, oppressing people with manmade authority. What did Jesus tell us? Matthew 11:28-30, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” That is so beautiful! The Lord promises rest to anyone who comes to Him, because the Lord's yoke is easy and His burden is light. Salvation is easy and light, you simply trust the risen Savior. God doesn't need us to HELP save ourselves. JESUS PAID IT ALL!!! (1st Peter 1:18-19). We do not need the Lord's help to save ourselves dear friend, we need to get out of the way and let Jesus do all the saving.
You get saved by realizing you are a needy sinner in God's sight, and then LOOK TO JESUS to meet that need as your Savior! Isaiah 45:22, “Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.” The Bible warns against having a hard heart. Hebrews 3:15, “While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.” The wicked Bob Jones crowd have hardened hearts toward THE TRUTH. They foolishly have embraced the counterfeit gospel of Lordship Salvation, only because Satan has sowed tares in their college and churches through ungodly false prophets like John MacArthur, Sam Horn, Marty Herron and Steve Pettit, who do pervert grace. They weren't fortunate enough to have somebody like me, a caring Pitbull who does “earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints” (Jude 1:3). I am just a redeemed sinner with a website ministry. Yet, God uses this nobody because I am willing to humble myself to speak THE TRUTH, and to be used by God in my chronic physical pain and suffering.
I am diligently praying for a Christian woman to marry. It seems that I will need to move to the United States, and join a larger Baptist church, to meet a Christian woman to marry, because I have failed to find her on Guam. It is a constant burden for me to live alone, having nobody by my side to love and hold, and share life with. I hear men testifying that when they were sick or discouraged, that their wives were faithfully by their side. I have never had that blessing in my life. My former spouse threw me under the bus and left me for dead in 2006. That is between her and God now (Romans 12:19-21). Lord willing, I plan to move this year. It's just a matter of how much of this loneliness I am willing to take.
I desire a prudent wife (which means to think beforehand) from the Lord, for me to love and care for. Proverbs 19:14, “House and riches are the inheritance of fathers and a prudent wife is from the LORD.” Pray for me. I need God's wisdom to pick a good church to move to, and wisdom to find a wife. I care too much! It hurts to be in love with a young woman who doesn't seem to want me, so I am doing what Dr. Bob Jones Sr. taught me to do:
“Somebody else comes along on the road of life—somebody who has fallen desperately in love. His emotions are all upset and he feels that he wants to quit. What will he do? If he has any character he will just step on that rock of emotion and climb on up to a successful life. Learn to make stepping stones out of stumbling stones.” —Dr. Bob Jones Sr., “Things I Have Learned: Chapel Talks,” page 22; Bob Jones University Press, ©1945
Thank you Dr. Bob!
I welcome suggestions and helpful thoughts from my web visitors about places to move. There are 6,500 Baptist churches just in the Appalachia area alone. So far, I'm looking at North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee and Texas. Good night in the morning, I have no idea where to move. I need God's help. My life is stuck in a ditch, which is the only reason I haven't found a woman to marry. Guam is a bad place to be lonely. Everyone seems to already be married or have someone. The local Harvest Baptist Church won't let me come back. I think their church is shrinking in membership anyway from what I have seen. God will not bless a mess! Oh wait, He's blessing me. Okay, maybe He does bless a mess! Well, God will not bless a corrupt church! There, how's that? Yep, God will not bless a church that corrupts grace!
UNSHACKLED's Damnable Heresies
In program #3627 - aired in 2020 (John and Sue Patterson - Classic), they teach that the way to be saved is to “commit your life to Christ.” That is not the Gospel! Pacific Garden Mission absolutely pushes the “Lord and Savior” heresy. Nowhere in the Scriptures are we taught that we must receive Christ as our “Lord” to go to Heaven. These people speak of faith in Jesus one moment, but then foolishly add making full surrender of everything to Him as “Lord” the next moment. That sounds very religious, doesn't it? It seems quite reasonable, doesn't it? The problem is that it is a perversion of grace! You need to understand the perverse philosophy behind their use of the phrase “Lord and Saviour” intended. The Bible does mention this phrase in four places in the Epistle of 2nd Peter. One is in 2nd Peter 2:20, “For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.” Notice that the Bible mentions the “KNOWLEDGE” of Jesus. This doesn't mean they got saved. They had heard the Gospel, but not being mixed with faith in them that heard it, it did not profit them (Hebrews 4:2). The Bible doesn't teach to receive Jesus as “Lord and Saviour” to be saved. We are saved by simply receiving Him as our Savior. We do that by believing (relying upon) THE TRUTH of the Gospel (Good News), claiming it as our own!
We are at absolute spiritual war today over the truths of the Gospel of free grace and the inspired Holy Bible. These two truths are inseparable! That is why I make such a big fuss over the purity of the Word of God. Please notice in our preceding text passage of Scripture, that the ENEMY came when men were SLEEPING, and sowed false seeds of corruption among the wheat. This is what has happened to most of our Bible colleges and churches in America. Bob Jones University (BJU) was at one time the citadel of Christian fundamentalism in the United States. But today BJU preaches the Devil's lie of Lordship Salvation. My God, how did this happen? The Bible tells us. As Bob Jones' leaders and followers slept, the ENEMY (Satan and those who pervert the Gospel) came in unawares, and sowed their SEEDS of Lordship Salvation. What were those seeds? It was the perverted modern Bible revisions!
Pastor Jack Hyles saw what the Devil was up to years ago, and preached a needful positional type sermon in 1994 called: 'THE BATTLE OF THE AGES!' based upon Genesis 3:15. It was God Himself who started the fight between INCORRUPTIBLE SEED (the Word of God - 1st Peter 1:23, Luke 8:11, John 1:1-3, 14, Revelation 19:13), and CORRUPTIBLE SEED (Satan's perverse seed, the modern Bible revisions). The “enemies” are the modern Bible translators and publishers, and the ungodly pastors and Bible colleges who support their evil work. I choose to be among the few remaining faithful believers today, who use, uphold, defend and love God's INCORRUPTIBLE SEED (by which every believer has been born again - 1st Peter 1:23). The modern revisions are CORRUPTIBLE SEED!
I don't care who doesn't like my preaching, or calling false prophets by name, I am going to contend for the faith! The Bob Jones crowd are dangerous spiritually! Lordship Salvation is far more deadly than the Coronavirus pandemic. I have lost nearly everything in my life (my wife, my home, my pets, my confidence as a man, my happiness) and unfortunately I have met uncaring selfish phony Christians along the way, at Harvest Baptist Church on Guam. They ought to be ashamed of themselves, but they don't care about anybody except themselves! I love you all. My souls is wearied with standing alone and preaching uncompromisingly as I do, making enemies with the beloved church I miss and love and wish we could someday be good friends, my neighbours. I don't get paid to do this. I do it because it's right, and sometimes doing the right thing costs you everything, and no one likes you, and you suffer and hurt in your soul, but you do have the joy from God in knowing that you are on the right side of THE TRUTH. I love you all.
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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)
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.”