Sunday, September 26, 2021

The Parable Of The Sower And The Seeds Proves Lordship Salvation Is A Lie

Luke 8:11-15, “Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away. And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection. But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.”

In his heretical sermon titled, “False Faith,” Pastor Chuck Phelps of the Colonial Hills Baptist Church cites some statistics, saying that 74% of Americans claim to have some sort of relationship with Jesus Christ. Yet, Phelps alleges that because of all the sin running rampant in these professed believer's lives, it proves that they were never really saved at all. You see, he is foolishly confusing and mixing sanctification with justification. 

Pastor Phelps at 11:10 time in his heretical sermon says:
“If you're professed faith has not produced CHANGE it's false faith. He's saying if your confession has not CHANGED YOUR LIFE, it will not result in eternal life. What you say with your lips must be backed-up with your life, or it's false faith!” [emphasis added] —Pastor Charles Phelps, “False Faith” (time - 11:10; November 1, 2009 - Sunday morning)
Dear reader, what you just read is totally unscriptural. If you have to look at your life to prove that you are saved, it proves that you are not!!! Salvation is a new birth, not a reward or exchange. Salvation is received, not achieved. Salvation is a TAKE proposition, not a GIVE proposition. God wants you to, by faith, freely TAKE His free gift of eternal life. God is already offering eternal life to you, so you don't need to ask for it. God is already offering it freely to you. If you will simply by faith take God at His Word, believing what He has recorded in His Written Word, you will be instantly and forever saved. Acts 16:30b-31, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.” All we are taught to do to be saved is to BELIEVE!!!

The Bible teaches that we are declared justified by faith alone. Getting saved is a legal matter. You and I are guilty of violating God's commandments. God's law condemns all humanity as being guilty sinners. 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 GodTherefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.” The law brings us to Jesus Christ, so we can be freely justified by faith alone. ...
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. 
Dear reader, if you'll simply take the Word of God at face value, and not read into the Bible what it doesn't say, you will see as I do that salvation has nothing to do with your works. Pastor Chuck Phelps is a wicked false teacher! There is a cut-throat gang of religious thugs in America, who are all Bob Jones University alumni or closely affiliated with the cult. Maranatha Baptist University, Faith Baptist Bible College And Theological Seminary, Moody Bible Institute, and other ungodly corrupt institutions today have all gone hardcore Calvinist in their theology concerning salvation.

Other wicked false teachers are Pastor Marty Herron (executive vice president of Faith Baptist Bible College And Theological Seminary), Evangelist Steve Pettit (president of Bob Jones University), Dr. Sam Horn (president of Master's University), Pastor John MacArthur (Grace To You ministry in California), Gary Walton (Harvest Baptist Church on Guam), et cetera. These ungodly infidels are dangerous!!! These wicked men all corrupt God's grace, preaching another gospel of partial faith in Christ plus works. These are all BJU graduates and supporters. Bob Jones University is the rot of fundamentalism today, a cesspool of iniquity!!!

Dr. Steve Pettit is a devil in the pulpit today, whom ungodly institutions like Pensacola Christian College (PCC) and Campus Church in Pensacola, Florida bid Godspeed to. SHAME ON THEM!!! Look at this Satanic garbage that Steve Pettit preaches at BJU chapel...
“You can't just speak about getting saved, and you accepted Christ, and then that's it! There is a justification; There is a sanctification; There's ultimately a glorification, and though there are three parts, they are all part of the whole, and you cannot separate them. In order for you to qualify for the award, you have to get into the race, you have to stay in the race, and you have to finish the race. If you want to win, you have to run to the end; and winning in the Christian life is everything, because if you lose—if you don't finish—you lose everything—you lose your SOUL. And so, the Christian race is the life of faith that begins, is run, and is finished when we cross over into Heaven!” [emphasis added] —Dr. Steve Pettit (“What Does It Mean To Run 'The Race'?” - 11:34)
Steve Pettit is a fool to say that you cannot profess faith in Christ and then 100% claim to know that you're going to Heaven. Pettit errantly teaches that you are required to live the Christian life (aka, run the race) until the end to be saved. Dr. Pettit is a parasite in the pulpit! These men are leeches who prey upon unsuspecting churches everywhere. It is so sad and tragic that naïve people in churches today don't question the things that they are taught.

In the Bible, the Apostle Paul praised the Bereans for not merely going along with whatever they were told; but rather, they searched the Scriptures daily to verify what they were being taught, to see if it was accurate or bullcrap like what Chuck Phelps, Marty Herron And Steve Pettit are sinfully preaching. Acts 17:11, “These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.We don't have noble people in the churches today, we've got a bunch of deceived fools like at the shameful Harvest Baptist Church cult on Guam. Pastor Gary Walton is a disgraceful cult leader!!!

These wicked churches bid Godspeed to demonic cult headquarters at Bob Jones University (BJU). These men all belong in prison for damning people's souls to Hell. Ultimately, one day they will be cast into the Lake of Fire, reaping the evil false gospel which they have sown (Galatians 6:7). Marty Herron destroyed the Harvest Baptist Church on Guam, leaving it in spiritual shambles and a broken house full of anger, resentment and hostility. Much of Harvest's staff resigned and fled the island of Guam to get away from Pastor Herron's counterfeit gospel, thuggish attitude that refused to receive THE TRUTH I gave him, and his phony superficial style of showboat Christianity. Marty Herron is a devil in the pulpit!!!

“Faith” for salvation according to Ellen White, Steve Pettit, Gary Walton, Chuck Phelps and Marty Herron is not simply trusting upon the Gospel to be saved; but also, salvation is a package deal [they say] that requires sanctification and glorification, and you cannot merely get saved and that's it! Folks, that is a works-based plan of salvation!!! Ellen G. White teaches that the Christian faith encompasses all of the obligations of living the Christian life. That is exactly what Steve Pettit teaches! ...
“God's people HAVE TO continue in the faith! They MUST PERSEVERE, because perseverance is the testimony of the reality of your faith!” [emphasis added] —Dr. Steve Pettit (“What Does It Mean To Run 'The Race'?” - 25:13)

“For the real reality of the genuineness of your faith is that you are faithful to run the race!” —Dr. Steve Pettit (“What Does It Mean To Run 'The Race'?” - 22:44)
This is so sad and tragic, to see this kind of Satanic junk theology being taught at Bob Jones University today. My God, what has happened to BJU? Ladies and gentlemen, this is what happens when you dip your sails, the Devil creeps in!!! Nowhere in the Bible are we taught that perseverance is required to prove that our faith is real. The presence of our faith in Jesus Christ is proof enough in itself. If you offer me a birthday gift and I accept it, that is all the proof required to know that the gift is forever mine to keep. You would think I had taken leave of mind sanity if I gave you a gift, but then required you to live a better life to prove to me that your reception of my gift was sincere. How absurd would that be? Yes, you would think of me as being crazy! Steve Pettit is preaching CRAZY THEOLOGY!

Pastor Chuck Phelps made this heretical statement:
“You can't work to have salvation, but if you have salvation it will work!” [emphasis added] —Pastor Charles Phelps, “False Faith” (time - 30:13; November 1, 2009 - Sunday morning)
Folks, what you just read is silly garbage! It doesn't even make sense what he just said. Eternal life is a free gift, period. You accept it by faith alone and then it is forever yours to keep. The very idea that possessing eternal life will somehow transform our life and change our behavior is foreign to the Scriptures.

In the Bible, believers are exhorted to VOLUNTARILY present our bodies as a living sacrifice to God. We are taught that the way our life becomes transformed is by having our mind renewed. The fact that the Apostle Paul clarified that this matter is VOLUNATARILY, proves that it is not mandatory for salvation...
Romans 12:1-2, “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
Christ paid our debt of sin on the cross (1st Corinthians 15:1-4). Jesus paid for our sins with His precious blood (1st Peter 1:18-19). Once justified, every believer is “JUSTIFIED FROM ALL THINGS” (Acts 13:39b). From that point on as a child of God our sanctification journey begins. Depending on how well we are mentored, and if a good church exists for us to attend, and several other factors, we will either grow or languish in our Christian growth.

The Parable Of The Sower And The Seeds

We see this truth taught in The Parable Of The Sower And The Seeds in Luke 8:11-15. The “seed” is the Word of God (vs. 11). Some seeds fell among thorns, other upon shallow ground, and some on fertile ground. These were all believers! Only the first group were unsaved, the seeds which fell upon stony ground and the birds (Devil) took the seeds away. The last three groups were all born-again believers.

Obviously then, not all Christians mature to perfection as Chuck Phelps foolishly teaches. These ungodly Calvinists confuse multiples of people, leading worldly believers to think they are not really saved. The Bible says that some seeds fell on shallow ground. These are believers who quit church and never grow in the Lord. Infidels like Chuck Phelps claim they were never saved, but the Bible says they are shallow. They are carnal (1st Corinthians 3:1). In the heretical mindset of Steve Pettit, Chuck Phelps, Marty Herron, Gary Walton and other reprobates of the faith, carnal Christians don't exist. There is no middle ground in their foolish thinking!

The Lord spoke in His parable about the seeds which were “choked” by the cares and riches of this world (Luke 8:14). There are tens of millions of choked believers today in the world. They have been distracted from serving Christ. They have been thrown off course because of “the sin which doth so easily beset us” (Hebrews 12:1b). They have been diverted because of the love of money and the riches of this temporal world. But they are saved!!! The Lord simply said they didn't mature in the Lord for various reasons, but Jesus never said that this proved they were never saved at all. You dear friend must choose whether to follow the theology of Jesus Christ, or the corrupt junk theology of the demonic Bob Jones University camp today! I'm going to follow Jesus' teachings!!!

You CAN get saved in an instant and KNOW IT 100%! Steve Pettit says you cannot! What a devil. What a liar! The Bob Jones crowd are vile, corrupt and must be exposed for the false teachers that they are!!!

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

The Time Is HERE When They Will Not Endure Sound Doctrine

2nd Timothy 4:1-4, “I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”

We are now living in those apostate times foretold in the Word of God, when people would no longer ENDURE SOUND DOCTRINE; but rather, HEAP TO THEMSELVES TEACHERS (take a look at Hillsong's list of derelict preachers), HAVING ITACHING EARS (i.e., only wanting to hear a positive message). Pastor Joel Osteen is one of the worst offenders...


Someone asked me today if we are supposed to prosper as Christians? They heard it from a TV preacher and wanted to know if this is Biblical. Here was my email response: 

Yes, that is true, God wants us to prosper, but that might mean ending up in a wheelchair with our legs cut off. What saith the Scripture? Hebrews chapter 11 has often been called The Hall Of Faith,” because it lists all the mighty works done throughout the Old Testament by the saints of God. By faith Noah moved with fear and built an ark. By faith David took a sling and went out to fight the giant Goliath. By faith Rahab hid the Jewish spies and helped them win the battle. By faith Abraham left his home country and sojourned in a strange land far away. But notice what we read starting in Hebrews 11:36...

Hebrews 11:36-40, “And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise: God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.”
BY FAITH some of God's children were sawn asunder. It is believed that wicked king Manasseh sawed his grandfather Isaiah into pieces. SOURCE. BY FAITH others were tormented, afflicted, slain with the sword, imprisoned, forced to hide in caves and killed. So we see that our FAITH can sometimes cost us dearly and get us into a lot of trouble! All of the disciples of Christ were martyred except John, who was marooned on the isle of Patmos where he penned the Revelation of Jesus Christ. So, in God's sight all of these dear saints who suffered, even unto death, were “PROSPEROUS.”

Here is more Scriptural proof...
1st Peter 1:6-9, “Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.”
The Bible calls our many afflictions, sufferings and trials for Christ MORE PRECIOUS THAN GOLD that perisheth. The benefits reaped by the trial of our faith are eternal rewards and joy in the Lord. God uses the hardships in our daily lives to conform us into the glorious image of Jesus Christ (Romans 8:29). When reprobates like Rick Warren, Joel Osteen, Pat Robertson and Joyce Meyer (to name but a few infidels) speak of health, wealth and prosperity, they are blaspheming the Word of God.

The popular health, wealth and prosperity Charismatic movement is of the Devil, rooted in greed. Take a look at what God says about these evil fakes in the pulpit today...

2nd Peter 2:1-3, “But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken ofAnd through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.

We see several truths to take away from the preceding passage of Scripture:

First, THERE SHALL BE false teachers among you! There will never be a time when false teachers don't prey upon the people. The love of money is the root of all evil (1st Timothy 6:10).

Second, they will bring in DAMNABLE HERESIES, some even denying they Lord. Dr. Steve Pettit has brought DAMNABLE HEREIES into Bob Jones University!

Third, the Bible says that because of these religious clowns (by reason of whom), THE WAY OF TRUTH SHALL BE EVIL SPOKEN OF. This means millions of people are going to Hell someday because they were turned away from the Gospel by greedy televangelists and corrupt Bible colleges! Nothing has turned sincere people away from the truth of the Gospel as has the greedy health, wealth and prosperity crowd. Benny Hinn, Peter Popoff, Mike Murdock, Steve Pettit, Marty Herron, Steven Furtick are all greedy church parasites whose damnation slumbereth not!

Fourth, the Bible says that THROUGH COVETEOUSNESS shall they with subtle, insincere and deceptive words MAKE MERCHANDISE OF the people. Take a look at the Satanism promoted by The 700 Club! Pat Robertson and company claim to see people's cancer and brain tumors being healed through the TV. Of course, not one case of healing has ever been legitimately documented medically by their shady outfit. Yet, Pat Robertson's hoax of a ministry takes in over $600,000,000 each year! The 700 Club is of the Devil.

Fifth, God's judgment is already upon them, they are DAMNED ALREADY!

The time has come dear friends. THE TIME HAS COME when people will no longer tolerate sound doctrine. That is the real reason why Joel Osteen won't preach about Hell fire, damnation and brimstone, because he would be preaching to a very small crowd! He wouldn't be able to live in his multiple mansions anymore, or drive his luxury cars! Joel Osteen is a disgusting infidel who preys upon wicked people who refuse to listen to sound doctrine! Joel owns at least two homes. One is worth $2,900,000 and has 5,900 square feet in Houston. The other is worth $10,500,000 and has 17,000 square feet! That is sickening!!! How does that compare to John the Baptist or the humble Apostle Paul who needed to sew tents to supplement his income as a preacher? Joel Osteen is no friend of God and is an enemy of truth and righteousness!!!

I used to think that TV preachers were solely to blame for misleading the people. But then I realized that the Bible doesn't say that. The Bible teaches in our text passage that the time will come when people WILL NOT ENDURE SOUND DOCTRINE. Folks, there are godly preachers all across the United States today (e.g., Pastor Bob Gray Sr., Max Younce, Steven Anderson, Ralph Yankee Arnold, Clarence Sexton, Jeff Fugate, Roger Jimenez, et cetera). But Americans by large don't want to listen to those Bible preaching men of God! They want to hear infidels like Joel Osteen tell them how good they are. They want to hear Pat Robertson make empty promises of health, wealth and prosperity if you give them MONEY! They want to hear Joseph Prince speak in demonic tongues and take their money. They want to hear Benny Hinn make false promises of healing and wealth. Al of these FALSE TEACHERS share one thing in common, which is that they are all MULTI-MILLIONAIRES!!!

The problem is not just ungodly lying preachers today; but moreover, the hundreds of millions of ungodly people who empower them by financially supporting them and following their evil ways. The TIME IS HERE when people will not endure sound doctrine. Jeremiah 5:31, “The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Pastor Joel Osteen Doesn't Tell People What They Need To Hear

Jude 1:3-4, Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.

Joel said that he wanted to preach about the common salvation, but he instead chose to tell them what they needed to hear. Joel warned them that false teachers had crept in among them! You know, I would love to have only a positive teaching website ministry, I really would! But it is needful that I expose the ungodly Bob Jones University crowd. It is needful that I warn you about Steve Pettit, Marty Herron, John MacArthur, Gary Walton and the evil Harvest Baptist Church of Guam who bid them all Godspeed. Birds of a feather flock together! Is there not a cause? That is what the shepherd boy David said when he went out to fight Goliath? Yes, there is a cause, still today in 2021! Dangerous false teachers have crept unawares into the Bible colleges and churches!!! They must be rooted out, marked, exposed and avoided!

Pastor Marty Herron and Faith Baptist Bible College And Theological Seminary in Ankeny, Iowa need to be marked, exposed and avoided. They are false teachers and evildoers!!! Pastor Charles Phelps and the Colonial Hills Baptist Church needs to be exposed!!! These corrupt men are destroying churches today with their Calvinist garbage!

A faithful godly preacher will tell you what you NEED, but an ungodly false prophet will tell you what you want to hear according to his GREED. Pastor Joel Osteen is among the worst of false teachers today! Joel Osteen chooses to only preach a positive message to make you feel happy. But Joel won't tell you what you really need to hear. He corrupts the Gospel by requiring people to make Jesus your Lord to be saved. Joel corrupts the Gospel by telling people that they must repent of the sins to be saved. Nowhere in the Bible are we told to repent OF YOUR SINS to be saved. Joel Osteen is a wicked false prophet!!!

What saith the Scripture? ...

2nd Timothy 4:1-4, “I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

This Scripture passage practically gives the address of Hillsong!!! T.D. Jakes, Joyce Meyer, Creflo Dollar, Joel Osteen, TBN, CBN, Pat Robertson, Ray Comfort, John MacArthur and countless more are devils in the pulpit today. God's curse is upon these false teachers, who speak only positive, uplifting, feel good type sermons; but never warn lost sinners of God's coming wrath against Christ-rejecters in Hell fire! Joel Osteen won't be smiling in Hell. His true colors will be seen then, and you'll be sharing a brimstone hole in Hell with him! God will not spare on the day of judgment!!! No one gets to Heaven by thinking positive! No one gets to Heaven by following Jesus as your Lord (Matthew 7:23). No one gets to Heaven by repenting of your sins (Matthew 27:3).

Monday, September 6, 2021

Evangelist Leonard Ravenhill Corrupts The Word Of God

Galatians 4:16-17, “Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth? They zealously affect you, but not well; yea, they would exclude you, that ye might affect them.”

Kindly said, in the following sermon video clip Evangelist Leonard Ravenhill (1907-1994) is corrupting the Word of God and misleading people by confusing sanctification with justification. ...

Repentance, Regeneration, and the Glory of God

I admire Ravenhill's zeal but it is misguided zeal at best. Galatians 4:16-17, “Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth? They zealously affect you, but not well; yea, they would exclude you, that ye might affect them.” We read the same thing concerning the Jews in the Holy Bible:
Romans 10:1-4, “Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved. For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.”
The Jews were devout worshippers in the Apostle Paul's time. Even today in 2021 religious Jews are very devout, loyal and diligent in their commitment and worship of their God of Judaism. Unfortunately, today just like back in Bible days, the Jews have a zeal without knowledge! They were going about to establish THEIR OWN RIGHTEOUSNESS!!!

We still see this salvation by works heresy everywhere today, appearing in its various forms. What Leonard Ravenhill is preaching is the same Calvinistic garbage that Paul Washer, Ray Comfort, John MacArthur, Marty Herron, Steve Pettit and other infidels of the Christ faith preach! Dear reader, right words matter! Right doctrine matters! The Truth matters!!! I am so sick and tired of hearing pastors, churches and Bible colleges claim to believe that THE TRUTH is important, while they hobnob with Pastor John MacArthur and Bob Jones University (BJU) that bids him 100% Godspeed!!! It is WICKEDNESS!!! BJU needs to be marked and avoided (Romans 16:17-18).

Pilgrim's Progress author John Bunyan (1628-1688) said it best:
“If you do not put a difference between justification wrought by the man Christ without and sanctification wrought by the Spirit of Christ within, you are not able to divide the Word aright; but contrariwise, you corrupt the Word of God, and cast stumbling blocks before the people.” —Evangelist John Bunyan
I agree with Leonard Ravenhill in the preceding sermon clip that likely less than 5% of professed Christians in America are truly born-again, but it is not because of easy-believism—it is because of false religion, misunderstood repentance, Calvinism (aka, "Lordship" salvation), false Bibles and shoddy presentations of the Gospel. Evangelist Alexander Marshall (1846-1928) had repentance right doctrinally:

What do you mean? “I am not sorry enough for my sins.”

And if you were very sorry, would God be more willing to save you than He is now? “I think so.”

Then you are completely mistaken.

“But does it not say, unless we repent we shall perish?”

Yes; but what do you think is the Scriptural significance of “repentance”? If you say “sorrow for sin” you are wrong. It does not mean sorrow for sin: it means a CHANGE OF MIND (Matt. 21:29). This change will doubtless produce sorrow; but sorrow and repentance are two very different things (Heb. 12:17. margin, and II Cor. 7:9). When God calls on you to “repent, and believe the Gospel,” He wishes you to lay aside your wrong thoughts, and believe the glad tidings that He proclaims to you. Formerly you may have imagined that you were required to feel very sorry before being saved. Change your mind. You may have supposed you must first “feel” some great change in order to know you were saved. Change your mind. First believe in God's great love to you, as revealed in His gospel, and you will KNOW that you have eternal life (John 5:24).

SOURCE: The Horrible Misrepresentation Of Evangelist Alexander Marshall

Yes, that is excellent. Mr. Marshall is 100% correct! Yet, some unlearned and/or heretical person changed his tract, completely removing the preceding section on repentance from the work. Marshall plainly says that sinners are saved by BELIEVING THE GOSPEL, that is, he says, “to lay aside your wrong thoughts [Repentance], and believe the glad tidings [Gospel] that He proclaims to you.”

What I just shared with you from Alexander Marshall is drastically different than what Leonard Ravenhill is preaching! There are not two Gospels. Galatians 1:6-7, “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.” I am sick and tired of today's haughty self-righteous preachers placing demands upon lost sinners which God Himself does not place upon them.

Nowhere in the Word of God are we told that to be saved a person must repent “of your sins.” Repent, yes, but of one's unbelief. Since the only sin that can keep a person out of Heaven is UNBELIEF, then that is the only sin which you need to change your mind about to be saved. As we just read, Alexander Marshall said it very well. Hebrews 4:2, “For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.Carefully notice that it wasn't their refusal to repent of their sins that caused the Jews to perish in the Wilderness, it was their lack of FAITH in the Gospel.

Dear friend, beware of these corrupt well-meaning preachers today who pressure people to give up your sinning to receive God's gift of eternal life. Hello all you Calvinists, it is a “GIFT.” Somewhere along the way the concept of a gift has been lost in evangelical circles. In classic Satanic deception, false teachers will insist that eternal life is still a free gift without works, but if you're life hasn't changed you didn't really get saved. What a contradiction! A “gift means that once I take it, then it is mine forever and the manner of lifestyle I choose to live has absolutely NOTHING to do with whether I received the gift or not! Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Bible doesn't call eternal life a trade, exchange or something that will cost us anything! Pastor John MacArthur says eternal life is a trade, an exchange. Boy, he sure was inspired by demons when MacArthur called eternal life an exchange! And then there is Evangelist Billy Graham, who horribly said that eternal life will cost you something! What is all this nonsensical talk about exchanging, trading and costing us to be saved? 
“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!”)
And I'll make an issue too, bless God! Right doctrine matters!!! All these ignorant preachers running around today telling people to repent “OF THEIR SINS didn't get that from the inspired King James Bible. Repentance is nothing more than you acknowledging before a holy God that you are a guilty sinners, so that seeing your need you'll BELIEVE ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST and be saved. Acts 16:30b-31, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.” Nothing more is required or permissible. Salvation is by faith alone!

Repentance is automatically included with believing. Repentance and faith are two sides of the same coin. That is why in the beautiful Gospel of John we find the word “believe” mentioned 88 times, but the word “repent” is not found even once. The Gospel of John is God's Gospel tract to humanity, written to show all men the simple way of salvation through faith in the GOOD NEWS of Christ crucified on a cross, buried and bodily risen three days later. John 20:31, “But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.Simply believe oh guilty sinner and you will be immediately, irrevocably and forever born-again!!!


1st Thessalonians 4:13-18, “But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.”


Question: Will the Church, or as some call it, the Body of Christ, be raptured before, during, or after the 7-year Tribulation of God’s Judgment? I have heard so many views on this.

Answer: The Church Age began on the Day of Pentecost, over 2,000 years ago, and will end with the Rapture. The Rapture will begin the 7 years of tribulation, which will end with Christ coming to the earth and establishing His Kingdom for a 1,000 years. We will confine ourselves strictly to the question you have asked. I will list some of the false claims and show from Scripture why they are not true.

1. The Post-Tribulation Rapture.

One false claim is that the Rapture is the same event as the coming of Christ at the end of the Tribulation. This has confused many, leading them to believe in what is called the “Post-Tribulation Rapture.”

Refutation: First of all, at the Rapture, the saved are “caught up” or taken to be with Christ in the air. (1 Thessalonians 4:16,17). In Matthew, Chapters 24,25, we have Christ coming to the earth and judging the nations.

Matthew 24:40 is used by some, saying it is the Rapture.

“Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.”

Notice, as we quote Matthew 25:31-34, which makes it perfectly clear that this judgment involves 3 things: (1). Christ comes to the earth, (2). He will sit on His throne, (3). He will separate the saved from the lost.

“When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: (31) And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep (saved) from the goats (lost): (32) And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. ( 33) Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.” ( 34)

Matthew 25:41 tells us what happens to the lost.

“Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:”

Notice carefully, the difference between the Rapture spoken of in 1 Thessalonians 4:16,17 and Christ’s Coming, spoken of in Mathew, Chapters 24,25.

At the Rapture, Christ does not come to the earth, as we are caught up to meet Him in the clouds. Whereas, in Matthew, Christ comes to the earth to establish His Kingdom.
Notice carefully, at the Rapture in 1 Thessalonians, the saved are the ones taken while the ones left are the lost. Just the opposite takes place in Matthew. Those that are taken are the lost; while those that are left are the saved who enter into the Kingdom in their earthly bodies. Therefore, it is imperative for the Bible student to understand that these two events are entirely different, being separated by the Seventieth Week of Daniel, known as the 7-Year Tribulation Period. Without acknowledging the difference between Christ’s coming for his Church and His coming to establish the Kingdom; one will only be led into more error concerning Bible prophecy.

Note: A good principle to remember is, whenever Christ’s return is spoken of in Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John, it is never the Rapture; but, rather, the return of Christ at the conclusion of the Tribulation. The Rapture was a mystery, revealed unto the Apostle Paul after the Church Age had begun. (Ephesians 3:1-10).

2. A Pre-Tribulation Rapture Is What The Bible Teaches.

Now let us examine the proof:

1 Thessalonians 1:10:

“And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.”

In examining this verse there are three things we need to recognize:

Paul was writing to Christians (1:1 and 5:25). They were already delivered from the wrath of Hell. (John 3:36).

Notice “which delivered us” is translated in the past tense. This is incorrect, as the Greek has it in the future tense. It should read as “who delivers us,” or, “which will deliver us.”

The “wrath to come” is not in reference to Hell; but, rather, to the Tribulation Period. Revelation 6:17,

“For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?”

Therefore, the Christians that are alive at the Rapture will not go into the Tribulation, known as the “day of his wrath.” Notice the word “us,” which includes all Christians, the spiritual and the backslider. As many say, “The Church is not ruptured; but, raptured!”

1 Thessalonians 5:9:

“For God hath not appointed us to wrath (Tribulation wrath, same as 1:10); but to obtain salvation (i.e., “deliverance”) by our Lord Jesus Christ.”

The Greek word for “salvation” is “SOTERIA” and denotes “deliverance, preservation, salvation.” For example: In Acts 27:34, the word “health” is from the Greek “soteria.” In other words, in Verse 33 we find the sailors had gone 14 days without eating. In Verse 34 Paul said, “…take ( or eat) some meat: for this is for your health," (i.e. "your deliverance") from getting sick or dying.

Also, in Philippians 1:19, “salvation” should have been translated “deliverance,” since he was speaking about his deliverance from the prison from which he had written to the Philippians. A literal translation of Verse 9 would read,

“For God hath not appointed us (Christians) to the wrath of the tribulation, but to obtain deliverance from it, when the Lord Jesus Christ comes for His Church.”

In Chapter 4, verses 13-18, we have the Rapture. Chapter 5 continues with Christ’s return at the Rapture, assuring all Christians that they will be delivered from the Tribulation Period.

3. Spiritual & Carnal all Raptured At the Same Time.

The following Scriptures refute the erroneous and false teaching that only the spiritual Christians will be raptured; while the carnal Christians will have to go through the Tribulation. We will continue; as we examine and analyze the next verse, 1 Thessalonians 5:10.

“Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep; we should live together with him (Christ).”

We will look at 3 important words in the above verse.

“Wake.” It is the same Greek word “gregoreo” as trans-lated “watch” in Verse 6. “Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us WATCH and be sober.”

“Sleep.” The Greek word for “sleep” in Verse 10 is the same as that for “sleep” in Verse 6. 

“Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.” Therefore, sleep is in reference to those Christians who are “lying down on the job” and not serving the Lord. Some perverted minds try to proclaim that “sleep” here is referring to “death.” If that were true—how would you “watch and be sober” if you were dead? Preposterous!

“Together.” The Greek word is “hama” and means “to-gether at the same time.” (Vine’s Dictionary of New Testament Words).

Now, let us put Verse 10 together and write it out, including the meaning of each of the 3 words we have examined.

“Who died for us, that, whether we wake (watching and serving the Lord)or sleep, we should live together (at the same time) with him (Christ).”

These Scriptures clearly set forth the truth that ALL Christians, those serving the Lord and those who are not, will be raptured together at the same time.

4. The Rapture Is The Redemption of Our Body.

A partial Rapture is Satan’s trickery to lead one to believe that you must suffer and/or have good works to complete God’s salvation. One must remember that the completion of our salvation is the redemption of our bodies! Notice Romans 8:23,

“…even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, THE REDEMPTION OF OUR BODY.”

At the Rapture our salvation is completed. Those who have died, receive their resurrected bodies from the grave; while those that are alive have their bodies transformed as they go up to be with the Lord. (Philippians 3:20,21).

Those who propagate a partial Rapture have succumbed to Satan’s subtlety. (Genesis 3:1 and 2 Corinthians 11:3,13-15). If Satan cannot convince you that good works are necessary for salvation; then, he will attempt, through his ministers, to con-vince you that those that are backslidden must go into the Tribulation. Some that hold this view have told me that, this is to have them suffer for their disobedience and give them a chance to redeem themselves. This, supposedly, shows God they are really Christians by now being faithful while being persecuted. Sounds good—except it contradicts God’s Word!

This damnable philosophy denies the Judgment Seat of Christ for all Christians, as well as Christ’s completing our salvation by His death and Resurrection. Therefore, they do not believe one is saved eternally; but, rather, must have good works in order to maintain their salvation. Very subtly, they accuse God of being a liar and unfaithful to His Word when He promised all believers they would “never perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16).

5. Both Spiritual and Carnal Christians Go At The Rapture.

“Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, WE shall be like him; for WE shall see him as he is.” (1 John 3:2)

The “we” is all-inclusive of the spiritual and the carnal Christian. No distinction between the two is made here.

“Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but WE shall ALL be changed.” (1 Corinthians 15:51)

At the Rapture, ALL or every Christian, whether spiritual or not, will be changed, i.e., receive their glorified bodies. Notice the last 4 words in Verse 52,

“…and WE shall be changed.”

The “WE” is all-inclusive of every Christian. Again, a partial Rapture philosophy disintegrates in the light of God’s Word. In 1 Thessalonians 4:17, notice the "WE."

“Then WE which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” (1 Thessalonians 4:17)

Again, the Holy Spirit uses the word “WE,” eliminating any distinction between the spiritual and carnal Christian; thus, illuminating the false teaching of a partial Rapture.

6. No Such Thing As A Post-Tribulation Rapture

Some final thoughts sealing the fate of the philosophy of a post-Tribulation Rapture. Follow with me as we look at some basic facts:

All raptured Christians receive their glorified bodies. (Romans 8:22,23; 1 Corinthians 15:50-54).

There are no children born to glorified bodies. (Matthew 22:23-30).

All unsaved are cast into Hell before the 1,000 Year Kingdom Reign of Christ. (Revelation 19:11-21 and Matthew 25:41).

If the Rapture is post-Tribulation, several problems arise with impossible solutions.

(a). Where do the mortal bodies come from of those that are born during the Millennium and rebel at the conclusion of the Millennium? (Revelation 20:7-10).

(b). There would be no lost people alive to have children, so they cannot come from them.

(c). All of the saved have their glorified bodies. No children can be born to them as a result of a post-Tribulation Rapture.

(d). Remember, at the end of Christ’s 1,000 Year Reign there are unbelievers who will give their allegiance to Satan in an attempt to defeat Christ. (Revelation 20:7-10). How did they get their human bodies? Placing the Rapture at the end of the Tribulation and the start of the Millennium makes an impossible situation.

At the Rapture all Christians have their glorified bodies, which do not produce human beings. All the lost are cast into Hell; therefore, the philosophy of a post-Tribulation Rapture is impossible. The Post-Tribulation Rapture philosophy also leads to other false doctrines. Colossians 2:8 is God’s warning concerning false teachers,

“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.”

If a Post-Tribulation Rapture were true; then, the last generation alive would be the only generation in over 2,000 years since the Church Age began, to have to go through the Tribulation. Then, we would have to conclude that God is not a just God.

If the Rapture is at the conclusion of the Tribulation; then, why are we not told to be praying for “that blessed hope and glorious appearing of that blessed tribulation!” Yet, the Word of God tells us, in Titus 2:13, that the Christian is to be,

“Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.”


In conclusion, we shall examine one more proof of a Pre-Tribulation Rapture as opposed to a Post-Tribulation Rapture. Our text is recorded in 2 Thessalonians 2:1-9.
Investigating our Text. In Paul’s first epistle to the Thessalonians, he mentions Christ’s return at the end of each of the five chapters. In Chapter 4:13-18, he goes into great detail in describing what occurs at the Rapture. This was a great comfort to these Christians, as he advises them in Verse 18,

“Wherefore COMFORT one another with these words.”

Sometime later, someone had sent a letter, evidently ascribing Paul’s name, and indicated that the Rapture had already taken place; whereas, they were left behind. Paul had gotten word of this and addressed the issue in his second epistle to the Thessalonians, beginning at 2 Thessalonians 2:2.

“That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by (a) spirit, nor by (a) word, nor by (a) letter as from us; as that the day of Christ (i.e., LORD) is at hand.”

The “day of Christ” should be translated “the day of the LORD,” which is the correct translation. Distinguishing between,
The Day of Man (the Church Age),
The Day of Christ (the Tribulation of 7 years from the Rapture to the Revelation of Christ),
The Day of the LORD (Jehovah) (from the middle of the Tribulation to the end of the Millennium), imperative to understanding Verse 2.

Therefore, if the Day of Jehovah was at hand, then the Rapture would have already taken place. No wonder they were troubled and worried! Paul, in Verse 3, sets the doctrine straight. The Day of the LORD was not at hand, as the Rapture and the enthronement of the Antichrist as God must take place first. In other words, “The letter you received was a forgery and you have not missed the Rapture!”

Then, in 2 Thessalonians 2:5, Paul reminds then,

“Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you; I told you of these things?”

We now examine 2 Thessalonians 2:3,

“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day (day of LORD) shall not come, except there come a falling away (departure) first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition.”

We are now introduced to the Greek word “apostasia” which is translated as “falling away” in the King James Translation. The basic meaning of the word is “departure.” One cannot tell from the meaning of the word, itself, whether it is in reference to the departure, i.e., the Rapture of the Church; or, a “departure from the truth,” known as apostasy. “Apostasia” translated as “falling away” is quite misleading; as it does not incorporate the meaning “to fall” or “fell.” For example, check Matthew 10:29 (“fall”); Matthew 17:6 (“fell”); John 18:6 (“fell”), etc. These are translated from the Greek word “pipto,” not “apostasia.” Therefore, only by the context in which “apostasia” occurs can it be determined if it is in reference to a departure from the faith; or the departure of the Church from the world.

It should be noted, that to the best of my knowledge, all English translations prior to the King James Translation translated “apostasia” either as “departing” or “departure.” Also, the Bible known as the Vulgate, about 400 A.D., was Jerome’s Latin translation. Here Jerome uses the Latin word “discessio”, meaning “departure” for “apostasia.”

With this in mind, one can see that this is in perfect harmony with Verse 1, which speaks of the Rapture.

“Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him.” (The Rapture).

This is the same as Paul had previously spoken about in 1 Thessalonians 4:17 concerning the Rapture.

“Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”

In 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17, Paul gives the principles of the Rapture; whereas, in 2 Thessalonians 2, he gives the procedure concerning the Rapture, which is Pre-Tribulation.

May we make a few more observations which lead us to conclude that “apostasia” in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 is speaking of the Church departing from the earth, raptured to meet her Savior in the clouds; and not a departure from the faith.

(1). Notice in Verse 7, “For the mystery of iniquity doth already work.” Paul states that apostasy from the faith was already present. Hymenaeus and Alexander were two of them. (1 Timothy 1:19,20). There were false teachers of the law. (1 Timothy 1:4-7). False teachings concerning the Resurrection. (2 Timothy 2:16-18). Read Jude; 1 John 2:18; 2 Peter 2:1-3; 1 John 4:1-3, and we could go on and on.

In other words, since the offspring of Adam and Eve, there has always been apostasy from the faith. What do we attribute the Flood to? In Israel there were the false prophets and priests. It was the same at the time of Christ; and ever since, to the present. Therefore, it would be ludicrous to think that “apostasia” in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 was in reference to “apostasy from the faith,” when there has never been a time when apostasy has not been with us.

Therefore, how would the Thessalonians recognize any apostasy different from the apostasy that already existed, and that has always existed in one way or another. From the context, itself, we know the “apostasia” in Verse 3 is not in reference to departure from the faith, already existent; but, rather, a departure of the Church from the world, or the Rapture. Apostasy already existed as stated in Verse 7,

“For the mystery of iniquity doth already work…”

We have the same false teachers today, advocating a Partial or a Post-Tribulation Rapture, as those believers in Thessalonica encountered over 1900 years ago. As we have stated previously, the Christian is admonished to be “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ,” NOT, “the blessed hope and glorious appearing of the Tribulation Period! (The Day of God’s Wrath.).

A final note. Many are not aware that the Roman Catholic Church does not believe in the Rapture. Also, the Evangelistic Lutheran Churches of America (ELCA); the Missouri Synod Lutherans, and the Wisconsin Lutheran Synod deny three basic prophetic doctrines: (1). They deny the Rapture, (2). They do not believe in the Restoration of the Nation of Israel, (3). They deny the literal reign of Christ in his earthly Kingdom on earth for 1,000 years. How did they come to these conclusions, denying major portions of the Word of God? Very simple. Their teachings were founded by a man named Martin Luther, who has been dead over 460 years! (Luther, 1483-1546). Maybe they are not familiar with the middle verse of the Bible, Psalm 118:8,

“It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.”

For more information on the subject of Bible Prophecy, you will find Pastor Younce’s book, “I Know Who Holds Tomorrow, A Book on Bible Prophecy” helpful. It has many charts and diagrams to make things clear. You can read it free here: Click Here to Read Online


1 Kings 19:18 “Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him.”

by Dr. James Rasbeary

When God saved me in 1991, I didn’t even know where Genesis was in the Bible, much less the difference between an independent Baptist and a Southern Baptist church. A teenage classmate from an independent Baptist church in Weatherford, TX, persistently invited me to church for several months; on April 21, 1991, I attended “Friend Day” at his church and was wonderfully saved! This same independent Baptist church ran an antique bus that carried my future wife to church about the same time; she was also saved at that church, we met, and a few years later were married there.

When God called me to preach in 1993, my pastor told me I needed to attend Bible college. I did not know any colleges, and he recommended a relatively small school in Fort Worth named after Dr. J. Frank Norris. I was a Baptist because Baptists reached me; as I studied and grew in grace and in the knowledge of the Scriptures, I became a Baptist by conviction. Not finding any conventions, hierarchies, popes (Baptist or otherwise) in the New Testament church pattern, I became an independent Baptist by conviction. Furthermore, my acceptance of truth such as the inspiration and preservation of the scriptures in my King James Bible made me a fundamentalist in doctrine; my standards, personal soulwinning, and position on key issues made me a fundamentalist in practice.

Still, at this point I did not know much about a “movement.” I only knew what I had become by studying the scriptures. In college, I became acquainted with men that had been used of God to build amazing works. I read about many; I heard many in person. To this day I consider it a great privilege to have sat at the feet of those Spirit-filled giants of modern times, many of whom are now in heaven. Some of these became my heroes, and I followed and continue to follow their good example to this day.

In those youthful years, I dreamed vainly of becoming one of those great men; in my later years, I have retained my love and respect for those greatly used men. They are not “idols” but men whom I respect. This morning, two of our young men left for two different Bible colleges. I believe that both of these young men will receive a great deal of good training for the ministry in these good schools.

However, in later years I have given up those vainglorious dreams of personal ambition; I have also returned to my “roots” in understanding and appreciating the thousands and thousands of grassroot fundamentalists across America who pastor churches of 50, 100, 150, 200 people – churches like the one that reached my wife and I over 20 years ago. I thank God for every faithful, fervent, fiery Elijah, calling down fire from heaven and facing the hordes of Baal; I also thank God for the 7000 unnamed men that God said had not bowed their knee to the Baalism filling their culture.

For every “famous” preacher who falls or fails, bringing discredit and shame to the cause of Christ, there are thousands of faithful men preaching in unknown churches, raising great kids, winning souls to Christ, struggling to build soulwinning programs, bus ministries, and Sunday Schools. They raise missions money, send their young people to Bible colleges, and do a thousand works of kindness and spiritual importance that will never be recounted in front of hundreds of preachers at a national conference. This week many will work full or part-time jobs; many will mow the church yard and clean the church toilets; many will have greasy hands from trying to resurrect a bus that ought to be in bus heaven; but they will faithfully pray, preach, help people, and serve the Lord in the field in which He has placed them.

Grassroots fundamentalists are independent because the Bible teaches them to be independent. They are fundamental because their faith in God’s Word and their obedience to it makes them fundamentalists. They may respect some of the leaders of the IFB movement and may share some common heroes of the faith; but, whether those men live or die, rise or fall, it will not change the commitment or commission of these faithful Baptist preachers. What binds us together is NOT a man or a school but a common set of fundamental doctrines, convictions and practices.

I am always encouraged to meet independent, fundamental Baptist preachers who believe the same Bible, preach the same message, live by the same principles, and love the same Saviour. Like me, they may come from schools that no one has ever heard of outside their local area; like me, they aren’t going to be on a national platform anytime soon; like me, they have their own friends and circles of companionship; like me, they are pleased to be identified as IFB or Independent, Fundamental Baptist. And if every famous IFB pastor of every IFB megachurch in America fell tomorrow, they would mourn, pray, and then continue on trying to make a difference for the cause of Christ.

Thank you for reading. I hope that these thoughts were a blessing. SOURCE

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