The Damnable False Gospel Of Dr. John Goetsch
by David J. Stewart | September 2019
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.”
I was disgusted today when I learned that Pastor Paul Chappell's right-hand man at the 'West Coast Baptist College And Seminary' (cemetery) teaches full blown works salvation. The Lancaster Baptist Church is pulling on the same rope as the Devil! Here is the shocking video...
Dr. John Goetsch Teaches Full Blown Works Salvation | MP3 Backup
I was horrified as I listened to the junk theology taught by Dr. John Goetsch concerning God's plan of salvation for man. He goes horribly astray doctrinally, teaching doctrines of devils! Respectfully, some of my former professors at Hyles-Anderson College now work on staff at West Coast Baptist College. I heard Brother Paul Chappell preach at the Bill Rice Ranch in the mid 1980's. What has happened to these men that they support a false Gospel? Satanic lies have crept into the churches. We are too complacent toward error! We are too relaxed concerning falsehoods! I am just a redeemed sinner with a website, a total nobody for Christ, but I AM A VOICE! I will not go along to get along with heretics!!! Count me out! I will not SHUT UP for Satan, I will SPEAK UP for God!!!
1st John 1:10-11, “If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.” 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.” Dr. John Goetsch is accursed by God. Luke 16:13, “No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” Church and Bible college staff members need their paychecks, I get it. They need to eat, I understand. That is why our Lord warned about mixing serving God with employment and financial gain, because the one negates and works against the other.
Dr. John Goetsch heretically states:
“'Okay, here I am—I'm a sinner. I'm on my way to Hell. Uh, okay I don't want to go to Hell. Lord, please come into my life, save me.' No, that's not salvation! That is a prayer. That's not salvation—you didn't turn! You didn't repent! The word 'repent' means 'about face, 180 degree turn.' That's what it literally means. See, when we get saved there has to be repentance. You can't have salvation and your sin. You've gotta turn from your sin to Jesus Christ!” [emphasis added]
SOURCE: Dr. John Goetsch Teaches Full Blown Works Salvation | MP3 Backup
My God in Heaven, what satanic lies! John Goetsch should be immediately fired! Talk about a wolf in sheep's clothing! Satanic doctrine has crept into our Bible colleges and churches. Of course you CAN have salvation and your sins! Who can forsake their sins? You can try, but that is self-righteousness. Furthermore, as much as you may try to cease from committing sins, you will utterly fail again and again. The entire notion of turning from one's sins for salvation is stupid, flawed and opens a Pandora's Box of doctrinal problems. How can such a theologically ignorant, unsaved and incompetent man be entrusted to teach at West Coast Baptist College? IT IS A BIG DEAL!Pastor Bob Gray Sr., former honorable longtime pastor of the Longview Baptist Temple church in Texas correctly preaches . . .
“Repentance means to change your mind—change your mind—change your mind about how you want to get to Heaven to what God says you've got to do to get to Heaven. If you've got to repent of all your sins, you're still headed for Hell tonight.” —Pastor Bob Gray Sr., a quote from the awesome MP3 sermon, Why You Should Be A Part Of A Growing Church
Amen, that is absolute correct! Bravo Brother Gray, thank you! Dr. Goetsch further errantly states:
“'We cannot have salvation and our sins. Faith in Christ without repentance from sin is unbiblical. I know we don't always use both words when we talk about getting saved. We might say, 'You need to put your faith in Christ.' We might say, 'You need to turn from your sin.' Both are essential elements. Acts 20:21, 'Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.'” [emphasis added]
SOURCE: Dr. John Goetsch Teaches Full Blown Works Salvation | MP3 Backup
Dr. Goetsch is a bold-faced theological LIAR! You CAN in fact have your sin and be saved, because there is no other way to be saved. Who can forsake all their sins? That's right, NO ONE! Notice how Dr. Goetsch cleverly and subtly twists the Holy Scripture, claiming that Acts 20:21 teaches to “repent from your sins” to be saved. But read what the Bible actually says—“REPENTANCE TOWARD GOD”!
Dr. Jack Hyles (1926-2001) has a great sermon titled: “The Sin Question And The Son Question.” The basic gist of the sermon is that it is not salvation to realize that you are a sinner, and merely turn over a new leaf. That is reformation. Nor is salvation to believe on Christ, but fail to admit one's sinnership. You've got to answer both questions in your soul to be saved. You must realize that you are a guilty sinner in the sight of a holy God, and you must believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. To believe on the name of Jesus without acknowledging one's sinnership is not salvation at all; but rather, religion. If you believe on Christ without knowing that you are a sinner, then you have a savior that is not your Savior! Dr. Hyles says that in his sermon, and he is right. Satan's greatest weapon is to con people into living the Christian life without ever getting born-again! Michael P. Bowen made that truthful emboldened statement in his excellent book defending the simplicity of the Gospel titled "I NEVER KNEW YOU (which you can read freely as a .PDF book online).
“Satan invented tares! ...They Look exactly like wheat!”
—Pastor Jack Hyles, a quote from the needful MP3 sermon, “The Sin Question And The Son Question.”
What West Coast Baptist College is teaching is NOT the Gospel, and is not what Pastor Jack Hyles taught. I need to mention that because a lot of people think there is a connection between Brother Hyles and West Coast Baptist College (WCBC). Dr. Hyles would never have supported a false gospel of full-blown works for salvation!!! What Dr. Goetsch is teaching is ANOTHER GOSPEL!
FUNDAMENTALIST HERESY! (an awesome MP3 sermon by Dr. Hyles about many false gospels)
We are saved by placing our faith in the 'GOOD NEWS' (GOSPEL) of Christ crucified on the cross, buried and bodily resurrected the third day, not by repenting. The only role of repentance in salvation is the realizing that one is a guilty sinner in the eyes of God, so that they will recognize their desperate need for GRACE. The purpose of God's LAW is to show man his need for GRACE! God made two great divisions of His Word between Old and New Testaments, or LAW and GRACE! The LAW shows men their sinnership, bringing them to GRACE, to be saved through faith in Jesus Christ. Galatians 3:24-26, “Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster. For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.” Faithful caring pastors and laymen all across America need to expose these demonic lies being taught in today's apostate religious institutions. Ephesians 5:10-11, “Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.”
Please read, “The Great Meaning Of METANOIA!” The only thing that you need to “repent” of to be saved, is whatever it is that is hindering you from BELIEVING THE GOSPEL. Hence, anyone who sincerely by faith receives Christ's sacrifice on the cross, as full payment for their sins, is permanently, irrevocable and eternally saved. There are no obligations to salvation. You need not give up any sin, nor forsake the world, nor commit your life to God, nor do any other work to be born-again, just simply BELIEVE. If you have believed, you have repented! John Goetsch is espousing a damnable false plan of salvation. Turning away from sinful behavior has nothing to do with being saved. What John Goetsch is actually teaching is human reformation! Mr. Goetsch is teaching turning-over-a-new-leaf plus partial faith in Christ for salvation. THAT IS NOT THE FREE GIFT OF GOD!!! Forgiveness of sins has already been paid by the precious blood of Jesus. All you need to do to have that gift is receive it by childlike faith! Simply believe (rely upon) what Christ did to pay for your sins on the cross! If your only hope as an admitted sinner for forgiveness of sins and eternal life is what Christ did to pay for your sins on the cross, and you believe that He was buried, and raised up physically three days later for your justification, you are absolutely saved!!!
The imputed righteousness of God is sufficient!!! Dr. John Goetsch needs to get born-again, because right now he is hellbound in his sin of self-righteousness. ...
“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!” —Pastor Danny Castle, a quote from the needful MP3 sermon, "WHY THERE'S A HELL!”
Beware of Satan Creeping into Churches
In the church at Galatia, a satanic cult had infiltrated their group, teaching that circumcision was necessary to be saved. They taught a “partial faith in Christ plus works” counterfeit type of gospel. This is identical to the satanic “wrong repentance” and “Lordship Salvation” heresies being taught in many churches today, which add human effort to God's grace. This is sadly the garbage that Dr. John Goetsch is teaching to thousands of young people, corrupting their faith. Dr. Goetsch and Paul Chappell have blood on their hands for promoting a false gospel of works! Anybody who remains on staff and supports West Coast Baptist College is bidding Godspeed to a false gospel.
It is important to notice that whether circumcision, repenting of sinful behavior or surrendering one's life's to Christ's Lordship to obey Him—these are ALL THE WORKS OF THE LAW! Romans 3:19-20, “Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.” As we just read, the PURPOSE of God's law (all 722 of them total) was primarily to GIVE US THE KNOWLEDGE OF SIN, and never intended as a means to obtain righteousness with God. When a believer sins (and we all do), we fall IN GRACE, never FROM GRACE!!!
So the apostle Paul writes a loving letter of admonition, rebuke and education to the Galatians, informing them that they have been woefully deceived by a religious cult. Paul argues that if circumcision were necessary to be saved, then a person would also be required to obey all 722 commandments (moral, civil and ceremonial laws total) to be saved. It would be silly to teach that keeping one particular law is required, but not all of the laws of God. To the vain and proud religious man, this counterfeit type of gospel might sound good, but Scripturally it is of the Devil. Respectfully, I am saddened to learn that Pastor Paul Chappell supports this satanic heresy. IT IS A BIG DEAL! Just because major theologians have wrangled over the true meaning of repentance for centuries doesn't mean they are all correct! Just because there are hundreds of English Bible versions doesn't mean that they are all okay to use. Just because two preachers disagree on a doctrinal matter doesn't mean they are both correct. Someone has got to be wrong!
Repentance Is “A Change Of Mind”
Both Sides of The Repentance Debate May Be, But One Must Be, Wrong!
I recently watched a very interesting 12 hour documentary by historian film producer, Ken Burns, on The American Civil War. It is heartbreaking history! I heard a quote in the film by President Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) that caught my attention...
“In great contests [battles], each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God—both may be, but one must be, wrong—God cannot be for and against the same thing at the same time!” —President Abraham Lincoln
Why did Mr. Lincoln say that? It is because both the Northern Union and the Southern Confederacy claimed to be doing “God's will” in fighting The Civil War (1860-1965). Both President Jefferson Davis in the south, and President Abraham Lincoln in the north, said they were doing “God's will.” As Mr. Lincoln wisely points out, that is IMPOSSIBLE! When there are two opposing parties, who are warring against each other, claiming to be doing God's will, obviously someone is WRONG! That is why Abraham Lincoln made that powerful statement!
Likewise, there are literally HUNDREDS of English Bible versions today, but ONLY one Bible stands alone, the inspired King James Bible!!! If you are using any of the modern Bible versions, they all share the same corruptions, omissions and prejudice against the deity of Jesus Christ! Obviously, they cannot all be God's Word! Someone is wrong! Just as President Lincoln wisely observed, so also I clearly see that it is impossible for both sides of the Bible issue debate to be correct! Both sides may be, but one must be, wrong! No one who supports the modern Bible perversions based upon the Greek translation of Brooke Westcott and Fenton Hort is a Christian fundamentalist!
And likewise, both sides of the repentance debate cannot be right! I mean, either Dr. Curtis Hutson is correct that you don't need to try to stop sinning to be saved, or else Dr. John Goetsch is correct that you must turn from your sinful ways to be saved, but it CANNOT be both! Both men may be, but ONE MUST BE, WRONG! Paul Chappell needs to remove Dr. Goetsch from the pulpit and fire him. I am not saying that to be unkind, but because heretics must be rooted out of the churches! Tares are always sneaking in to corrupt the flock! If West Coast Baptist College sanctions Dr. John Goetsch, then Ichabod is written over their doors (the glory of the Lord is departed). At present West Coast Baptist College is a satanic cult!!! They are teaching ANOTHER GOSPEL!
“The Devil will put just enough truth, mixed-in with the lie, to get you messed up!” —Pastor Danny Castle (a quote from the sermon, “You Can't Trust Your Feelings! | MP3”)
A Christian Believer ALWAYS Falls IN GRACE, Never FROM GRACE!
Remember, a believer who sins (and we ALL do every day), only falls IN GRACE, never FROM GRACE. Romans 5:20, “Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound.” The unsaved person is still under the curse of God's LAW, condemned already. Ah, but the dear saint of God is under God's free GRACE. All of the false prophets today, like Paul Washer, John Goetsch, Ray Comfort and John MacArthur, who require turning away from sinful behavior to receive the free gift of God, are not teaching GRACE! Anything other than grace alone is NOT grace! Romans 11:6a, “And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace...” The moment that anyone adds the slightest addition to the Gospel of grace, it ceases to be grace.
God's GRACE is freely available to the most hopeless drug addict on the street ('The Rise of Fentanyl: Drug Addiction On The I-95')—whose body has been abused, wearied and broken with immoral sex, drug needles and puss-filled sores from infection. God loves you and offers His GRACE, through faith in the GOOD NEWS of Jesus Christ crucified on the cross, buried and bodily risen the third day. The Christian believer falls IN GRACE, when we sin (and we ALL do every day), because we are eternally safe and secure with the arms of our heavenly Father underneath! Deuteronomy 33:27, “The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy them.” Eternal life is the believer's assurance of salvation! Eternal security is not a separate doctrine from eternal life, they are one and the same thing! John 6:47, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.”
Pastor Harry Ironside (1876-1951) Has Repentance 100% Correct
Please read the following excellent explanation of the Gospel by former Moody Memorial Church pastor, Harry A. Ironside...Nor is the Gospel a demand that you give up the world, that you give up your sins, that you break off bad habits, and try to cultivate good ones. You may do all these things, and yet never believe the Gospel and consequently never be saved at all.”
Repentance Toward God, Not From Sinful Behavior
You can put all the faith in Christ you want, but it means nothing if you're in denial about your sins... “If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us” (1st John 1:10). If you don't think you're a sinner, then you didn't believe the Biblical Gospel. You have religion, not salvation. The only Gospel message taught in the Bible is that CHRIST DIED FOR OUR SINS!!! He was buried. And Jesus was RESURRECTED after three days from the dead. The entire matter of salvation deals with OUR SINS. Thus, repentance is when we come to the realization that we have sinned AGAINST GOD and we turn by faith to the Lord to be forgiven. This has nothing to do with behavior modification.
Notice what Joseph said to Potiphar's wicked, adulterous wife who tried to seduce him in Genesis 39:9... “There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin AGAINST GOD?” Joseph realized that if he did commit adultery, he would be sinning AGAINST GOD! In Luke 15:21, the repentant prodigal son said... “Father, I have sinned AGAINST HEAVEN, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.” Notice what king David said in Psalm 41:4, “LORD, be merciful unto me: heal my soul; for I have sinned AGAINST THEE.” Notice what the Apostle Paul taught in Acts 20:21, “Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, REPENTANCE TOWARD GOD, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.” So you see, lost sinners need to REPENT TOWARD GOD, and not away from sin. You will not find any teaching in the Bible about “turning from sin” to be saved; but rather, Mark 1:15 says “repent and BELIEVE THE GOSPEL”! “Believing the Gospel” is the object of repentance unto salvation. Carefully notice again in Mark 1:15 what Jesus said, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.” Notice that Jesus DIDN'T say “repent ye, and forsake your sins.” No, rather, He said, “repent ye, and believe the gospel.”
Since the word “metanoia” simply means “to change one's mind,” it requires supplemental information, because we don't know what to change our mind about. Whereas the English word “repent” definitely means to turn away from sins, the Greek word metanoia doesn't give us any specifics. Dr. Goetsch is going by the English meaning of repentance, not the Biblical meaning. The Word of God gives us the needed supplemental information in our text verse from Mark 1:15b, “repent ye, and BELIEVE THE GOSPEL.” Hence, repentance is unto the Gospel itself. The Gospel is what the change of mind is about. The great meaning of the word metanoia is that is applies to anything and everything that hinders a person from believing the Gospel. In other words, we don't repent AND believe, we repent TO believe. Whatever it is that has been hindering a sinner from believing the Gospel, the Scriptures command us to think differently toward God (Acts 20:21) and BELIEVE THE GOSPEL. The Gospel is what the change of mind is about.
The Great Meaning Of “METANOIA”
A lot of people are making a big deal of repentance these days, separating it from faith and making it an additional step to be saved. Albeit, in the Gospel of John, the words “believe” and “believed” are mentioned 87 times; yet the word “repent” is not mentioned even once. Clearly repentance and faith happen simultaneously and are inseparable. One who believes has repented, and one who repents has believed. There are no “steps” to salvation. You don't repent first, and then believe second. That's not how it works. Pastor Aiden Tozer errantly teaches, “There can be no spiritual regeneration till there has been a moral reformation.” That is a false plan of salvation leading to Hell. How can a man reform until he first gets saved, and the Holy Spirit comes to live within him? It is God Who changes a sinner into a righteous person, and not the sinner himself. God saves a man, and then the Holy Spirit changes him.
Salvation is not a magical prayer that we pray, or merely inviting Jesus into our life. Salvation is repenting toward God in faith because of the SINS we have committed. It is our faith that is COUNTED for righteousness. Romans 4:5, “But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.” The wicked world teaches that self-righteous works are necessary to get to Heaven, which is why they're not going. I am writing this article because a little mold rots the whole church! Lancaster Baptist Church is rotten! West Coast Baptist College is rotten! Galatians 5:9, “A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.” As long as they allow Dr. John Goetsch to teach FALSE REPENTANCE, they are spiritually rotten!!!
Judas was sorry for his sins, and even tried to return the 30 pieces of silver he received for betraying Christ. The Bible says in Matthew 27:3 that Judas “repented” (a different Greek word than that used for salvation), but Judas went out and hung himself in guilt, going to Hell forever in his unbelief. Judas experienced the type of false repentance which Dr. John Goetsch is teaching—a fake gospel of turning from sins, which is self-righteousness. Judas was sorry he got caught. Judas felt guilt and tried to make amends, bringing the money back to the Pharisees. Judas desired to make things right and turn from his sins, but he utterly failed to understand the Gospel. Is there not a man of God at the Lancaster Baptist Church, who grasps the Gospel of grace, that is solely without works?
The blood of Jesus takes our SINS away, in response to our faith in Him. 1st Peter 1:18-19, “Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ...” It is Jesus' literal blood that cleanses our sins away, “...and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin” (1st John 1:7). What a Precious Savior!
What is the “Old” and “New” Testament?
Here is the best quote that I've found on repentance, by Dr. Harry A. Ironside (1876-1951):
“Which comes first, repentance or faith? In Scripture we read, 'Repent ye, and believe the gospel.' Yet we find true believers exhorted to 'repent, and do the first works.' So intimately are the two related that you cannot have one without the other. The man who believes God repents; the repentant soul puts his trust in the Lord when the Gospel is revealed to him. Theologians may wrangle over this, but the fact is, no man repents until the Holy Spirit produces repentance in his soul through the truth. No man believes the Gospel and rests in it for his own salvation until he has judged himself as a needy sinner before God. And this is repentance.” (Except Ye Repent, p. 16)
Jesus rebuked the Chief priests in Matthew 21:32 for their unbelief, not for their sins. They had heard the preaching of John the Baptist. They had seen the publicans and harlots believe on Jesus. Yet, the Bible says they repented not themselves. They refused to believe! And why would they, for they refused to repent. Had they repented (changed their mind) they would have believed. That is what Jesus said. Jesus didn't say they would have forsaken their sins or surrendered their lives to serve God if they repented. No, rather, Jesus said they would have BELIEVED on Him had they repented. Biblical repentance is turning to God by faith in Jesus Christ, so that we may receive the free gift of eternal life and forgiveness of sins. It's that simple. Jesus doesn't forgive sins, He has already paid for our sins. Hence, we simply receive God's free gift of forgiveness by faith in Christ's death on the cross for our sins, His burial and resurrection three days later. Philippians 3:9, “And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith.” We are saved by God's imputed righteousness!
Caught Between Grace And Works! | MP3 | MORE
(AWESOME TRUTH! By Pastor Ralph “Yankee” Arnold - Please share with OTHERS!!!)
I love and fully agree with this awesome quote from Pastor Ralph “Yankee” Arnold...
“'You can't tell me you can trust Christ as Savior, and then go out here and live like the Devil, and still go to Heaven!' Yes, I can tell you that! That's what the Bible says. If you don't come to the conclusion, that—Yes, you can trust Christ as your Savior and live like the Devil, and still go to Heaven when you die—you don't get grace, because that is the exact truth! That is the truth! I do not have to change my life! I don't have to stop one sin! You say, 'I've never heard a preacher say that.' You just heard one! And you listen to me—I want to live as holy and as godly as I possibly can. I am now 70 years old. I've been saved for 52 years. ... the only reason I'm going to Heaven is because, 52 years ago in a little living room, I accepted Christ as my Savior.” —Pastor Ralph Yankee Arnold, a great quote from the awesome sermon, “Calvinism And Grace Are NOT Compatible | MP3”
Corrupt Preachers Like Dr. John Goetsch Are Stuck On the Law
Let me list a few heretics from the start: John Goetsch, Paul Washer, Ray Comfort, Billy Graham and John MacArthur (and there are many more). There are some very dangerous false teachers today, who horribly misinterpret the interaction between Jesus and the rich young ruler. One such false teacher is Dr. John MacArthur, who says that the rich young ruler only wanted eternal life as an add on to what he already possessed, but he wasn't willing to surrender fully to live for God. Read for yourself the satanic garbage that MacArthur teaches about the rich young ruler...
“The bottom line is: He wanted eternal life, but he wasn't willing to give up his pride and his possessions. That's the bottom line! ... But there are very evident things here, that become crystal clear to us. Whatever Jesus was offering, was going to cost cost him his pride, and it was going to cost him his possessions, and the price was too high, even for eternal life. He wanted eternal life, only as an add-on to what he already possessed. He loved himself, not God. He loved earth, not Heaven. He loved the material, not the spiritual. The issue here is really salvation. It's about salvation!”
SOURCE: Dr. John MacArthur, YouTube sermon titled: The Blasphemy of the Rich Young Ruler.
BLASPHEMY!!! Folks, John MacArthur is not saved!!! He is the one who is blaspheming God! Mr. MacArthur is going straight to Hell when he dies if he doesn't repent of his works-based plan of salvation. Jesus was NOT giving the rich young ruler a plan of salvation; but rather, He was using the law to stop this young man from his self-righteous boasting. That is what the law does according to our text verse from Romans 3:19, “Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.”
Ladies and gentleman, Dr. John Goetsch and Dr. John MacArthur are wolves in sheep's clothing! It breaks my heart to see countless multitudes of people being led them astray into the Lake of Fire by these wicked men. If you follow the teaching of either of these men, you are treading on thin ice. John MacArthur is considered the godfather of false repentance. I admit that John MacArthur is brilliant in his deliverance, and excellent in most of the subjects which he teaches, which makes him so dangerous. But if a man is wrong on repentance he is going to be wrong on everything else at some point. If you get the first button wrong while getting dressed, all the other buttons are also going to be wrong too. In other words, as good as Mr. MacArthur is in many of his teachings, you simply cannot trust him and should avoid him. Judas looked so convincing that when Jesus told his disciples one of them was going to betray him, no one even suspected that it would be Judas. John 6:70 says that Judas had a devil in him, yet no one suspected him! I tell you, kindly, John MacArthur has a devil in him! John Goetsch has a devil in him! Ray Comfort has a devil in him! Beware of Paul Washer, Billy Graham, John Goetsch and other false teachers concerning salvation!
Also, Evangelist Ray Comfort teaches the same exact damnable heresy as John MacArthur. In his horribly corrupt “The Evidence Bible,” he comments on page 1321 concerning the account of the rich young ruler...
“Jesus gave him five 'horizontal' Commandments having to do with his fellow man. When he said that he had kept them, Jesus then used the First of the Ten Commandments to show this man that his god was his money, and you cannot serve God and money.” [emphasis added]
SOURCE: Evangelist Ray Comfort, commentary for Luke 18:20, “The Evidence Bible,” pg. 1321; © 2003.
Ray Comfort lied! Go read Luke 18:18-27 and you WON'T find any mention of the FIRST of the Ten Commandments. Ray made that up in a lame attempt to support his heresy! Jesus only mentioned the TENTH Commandment, against covetousness. Like John MacArthur, Ray Comfort gets it wrong! They claim that the rich young ruler didn't get saved because he wasn't willing to forsake his sin of covetousness. That is not what is happening here! Jesus is using the law as it was intended to be used, to show this young man that he is a guilty sinner in God's eyes! A person cannot get saved until they admit they are a sinner in God's sight (1st John 1:10).
Carefully notice that Ray Comfort associates not being able to serve God and mammon (money) with salvation. This is gross theological incompetence!!! The love of money (a sin) can certainly hinder a person from coming to Christ to be saved, but there is no biblical requirement to forsake the sin of covetousness to be saved. Serving mammon is a matter of discipleship, not sonship (salvation). Repentance is the admission of one's sinnership in the sight of a holy God, which facilitates placing one's trust in the Good News of Jesus Christ to be saved. We don't get saved by repenting, we get saved by placing our trust in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, but no one has ever believed who didn't repent (i.e., change their mind).
Since Mr. Comfort cannot use the Bible to support his strawman argument of Lordship Salvation, he often attempts to use doctrinally-flawed men as a secondary authority. For example: Ray Comfort quotes from George Whitfield (another heretic on salvation), to try to prove his heresy. Proverbs 16:5, “Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.” Some of the greatest preachers in history are now burning in Hell forever; Matthew 7:21-23 proves what I say! Martin Luther is one of them! Anyone who believes that giving up the world or sinful ways is a requirement to be saved, IS NOT SAVED!!! Eternal life is a free gift, that you simply receive by faith alone in the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 5:15, 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9).
These modern-day prophets of Balaam are stuck on the law! The apostle Paul, just like Jesus, had a hard time convincing the Jews that they couldn't obtain salvation through keeping the law. Romans 2:13, “For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.” Paul saw that they were trying to merit salvation through keeping the Mosaic law. The problem is that no man can perfectly obey the law. So Paul tells them that not the HEARERS of the law will be justified, but the DOERS of the law! They weren't doing it! Paul tells them that they actually have to keep the law to obtain eternal life, which no man has ever done. Jesus Christ is the only sinless man, Who is the precious Lamb of God (John 1:29).
In Romans chapter 3, Paul teaches that “There is none righteous, no, not one” (Romans 3:10). Paul goes into detail in the verses to follow, describing the wickedness of mankind...
Romans 3:11-24, “There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips: Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness: Their feet are swift to shed blood: Destruction and misery are in their ways: And the way of peace have they not known: There is no fear of God before their eyes. Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.”
Isn't that last verse beautiful? Notice that after describing the rottenness of humanity, Paul upholds the wondrous truth that through the precious blood of Jesus Christ any man can find redemption! Any man can be freely justified by God's GRACE through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus!!! That is the great lesson that Paul was teaching the Jews, not that by doing the law they could be justified (Dan Corner and other heretics teach the latter). The adherents of Lordship Salvation are stuck on Old Testament LAW! They have never moved on to GRACE. They are caught between the Old and New Testaments, caught between LAW and GRACE! If it's not free, it's not grace! If it's not eternal, it's not grace! If it's not permanent, it's not grace! If it's not without works, it's not grace! If you don't trust in Christ alone, because of what He did through the cross to pay for your sins, believing that He raised up from the dead the third day, you don't get grace!
And I'd also like to say that I think the statement of faith of West Coast Baptist College is shameful. They play the same word games that most other apostate Bible colleges do, claiming that only the original manuscripts of God's Word were inspired by God, and then God preserved those words, BUT THEY WON'T COME RIGHT OUT AND SAY THAT THE 'KING JAMES BIBLE' IS INSPIRED! IT MAKES ME SICK!!! If you believe the King James Bible is inspired, then say so! They don't, which is why they won't say it! Dr. Hyles saw their subtilty, how they play words games and try to drive in the center lane as to not offend by taking sides, where the dead skunks are found...
“The biggest split that has ever come will come in the next ten years, if not sooner, over the King James Bible - and it couldn't come soon enough for me. I'm tired of colleges and universities advertising that they 'use' the King James Bible - tell the whole story! Tell everyone that you do not believe that it is inspired word for word.” —Pastor Jack Hyles, from the Wednesday night Bible study titled, “Revelation to Illumination” (1998)
I am 100% unalterably against any apostate Bible college that refuses to come right out and say that the King James Bible is inspired by God!!!!!!! To Hell with today's apostate Bible colleges. Should it be surprising that West Coast Baptist College is preaching ANOTHER GOSPEL, when they are cowards afraid to proclaim the inspiration of God's verbally-inspired Words in the KING JAMES BIBLE? Jesus would say to them today, GET THEE BEHIND ME SATAN!!!
I don't enjoy stepping on toes, but contending for the Christian faith is one of the great joys of the Christian life. As the apostle Paul said, “I am set for the defence of the Gospel.” I am loyal to truth, principles and Christ, not to men and their institutions. The Lancaster Baptist Church is corrupted by Satan. It is interesting how my life has unfolded. By straying away from the mainstream Independent Fundamental Baptist crowd as a missionary, but still sticking to my IFB roots, God has shaped and molded my heart to see the apostasy in the IFB camp, allowing me to preach against it! In other words—I HAVEN'T CHANGED, THEY HAVE!!! God needed somebody who wasn't corrupted, someone who still loves the truth, someone who would care enough to take a stand for THE TRUTH. Isaiah 6:8, “Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.” I say that with all humility, for I am just a sinner saved by grace, and if there is any good accomplished through my humble labors, it is solely by the power of the Holy Spirit of God. Zachariah 4:6, “Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.”
For By the LAW is the Knowledge of Sin
The Rich Young Ruler (an excellent video sermon by Pastor Steven L. Anderson)
“Now you say, 'Brother Hyles, you
make an issue.' You dead sure better know I'll make an issue!”
—BATTLE OF THE AGES (MP3, Dr. Jack Hyles, “The King James Bible crowd is going to come out on top!”)
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ABOVE: My Grandson, Luigi, at age 4. He had no idea what he was doing (or did he...lol). This has nothing to do with the article, I just think it's a cool picture. I think he was trying to imitate me taking his picture with my camera. I busted out laughing one night at Yogurt Land. I took his picture and it came out blurry. When I showed it to him, he didn't hesitate for a moment and said, “Grandpa, Why did you buy that camera?” I keep asking myself that same question...lol. Out of the mouth of babes. God is so good!
BELIEVE “THE GOSPEL” 2B SAVED!
Confession Is Never A Requirement For Salvation
'The Gospel' In Just One Minute (by Pastor Max D. Younce)
“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.”