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:
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!!!“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)
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.”
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...
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.“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)
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!“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)
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)
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.”
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!!!