1st Timothy 4:12-16, “Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery. Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all. Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.”
The pastor in the church I attended yesterday preached from this text passage. I saw something in verse 16 that I never saw before, “Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.” Right doctrine matters! That is what the Apostle Paul is saying here.
The apostle is exhorting younger Timothy to TAKE HEED (pay close attention) to the doctrine that he is teaching, because wrong doctrine not only hurts the person teaching it, but also THEM THAT HEAR THEE. I had never noticed that important phrase before, “and them that hear thee.” False teaching hurts people!!!
We all have our particular battles as Bible preachers. My life's battle has now become a fight against the corrupt Bob Jones University (BJU) camp. I did not pick this fight, it came to me! I innocently began attending the Harvest Baptist Church on Guam in 2013. I attended Harvest for an entire year. As several months passed I became heavily burdened by the false teaching of Pastor Marty Herron, who is a devout follower of Dr. John MacArthur in California. Pastor MacArthur is an unsaved infidel, a hardcore Calvinist, a wicked man who preaches the damnable heresy of “Lordship” salvation.
I had also warned the foolish pastors of Harvest Baptist Church on Guam that they ought not be promoting and uplifting Martin Luther (1483-1546) as a saved man and hero of the faith. In fact, Martin Luther taught the damnable heresy of Baptismal Regeneration (i.e., sacramental salvation) his entire life. Unless Luther repented of his perverse gospel in the last years of his life, he is assuredly burning in the torments of Hell right now and forever! In Acts 15:1 we read about a foolish group of unsaved religious men who ADDED works to the Gospel. The apostles sent word in Acts 15:24 that this was NOT the Gospel (Good News) which they preached. In other words, the people teaching a perverse gospel in Acts 15:1, and those who follow their false teachings, are not going to Heaven. Salvation is by faith alone, not works (Romans 3:19-20; Romans 4:4-7; Ephesians 2:8-9).
I didn't choose to fight with the Bob Jones University crowd, they picked a fight with me, when they forced me out of HBC on Guam and ostracized me for the next 7 years. I sought diligently to make peace with them, and hoped that they would repent of their false teachings. I faithfully REBUKED THEM SHARPLY as the Bible commands believers to do in Titus 1:10-13, THAT THEY MIGHT BE SOUND IN THE FAITH. But instead, Harvest's arrogant, wicked and sinfully proud pastors chose to side with error and false doctrine. God will avenge me one day of their hatred, cruelty and abuse. I lost my church family and suffered extreme emotional distress at the ungodly hands of Pastor Marty Herron.
Harvest is a cesspool of iniquity, awash in dozens of conflicting Bible revisions. Acts 19:32, “Some therefore cried one thing, and some another: for the assembly was confused; and the more part knew not wherefore they were come together.” Using the RIGHT BIBLE MATTERS! The English Standard Version (ESV) which Bob Jones University (BJU) sells, uses and promotes is as corrupt as can be by Satan! The Devil's greatest achievement over the past century is the introduction of hundreds of English Bible revisions to confuse everyone and dilute the power and authority of God's Word. Dear reader, the only inspired Words of God are in the trustworthy King James Bible.
God has promised to avenge me of Harvest's evil against me (Romans 3:4; 12:19-21; Galatians 6:7). Romans 3:4, “God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.” Since I told THE TRUTH at Harvest, but their wicked and foolish pastors rejected that truth and dealt treacherously with me, God must avenge my innocent blood upon their evil hands. For seven lonely and painful years (2014-2021) I lived as a recluse on Guam, having no church family. God saw what I suffered and endured because of Marty Herron's utter incompetence and cruel wickedness as the senior pastor of Harvest Baptist Church. My blood be upon his foolish hands (Galatians 1:6-9; 3:1-3; 6:7).
Paul told Timothy to TAKE HEED UNTO THE DOCTRINE. 1st Timothy 4:16, “Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.” By teaching sound Bible doctrine, not only are we safe as believers, but also the people who follow our teachings are safe. The foolish leaders at Bob Jones University today, and their complicit foolish graduates, are digging their own eternal grave by preaching the counterfeit gospel of John Calvin (aka, Calvinism). Poison doctrine has flooded into the churches today. I have been visiting a handful of Baptist churches in the city of Pensacola, getting to know who is who. I am utterly disgusted that dozens of Baptist churches in the area are perverse in their plan of salvation. Folks, a false gospel is no GOOD NEWS at all! A false gospel leads to damnation, not salvation.
Our doctrine has an effect on others. That is especially true for church and Bible college leaders. If you are preaching or teaching heresy, then you have become a root of bitterness, whereby many be defiled. We will all be held accountable to God almighty for the things that we teach others (Matthew 12:36). You cannot preach a corrupt plan of salvation and escape God's judgment. We will all reap what seeds of doctrine we have sowed, whether it be pure or corrupt doctrine (Galatians 6:7). A corrupt gospel cannot produce the new birth in Christ Jesus!!!
Sadly, the Pensacola Christian College (PCC) camp are complicit to the false gospel being preached at Harvest Baptist Church on Guam. They employee one another's members!!! Bob Jones University (BJU) today is a hellhole of apostasy, false teaching and immodesty. I wouldn't give you a dime for BJU today! Dr. Steve Pettit is an infidel who preaches another gospel. When I first moved to Pensacola in July of 2021, I chose to attend Campus Church, thinking that PCC must be a decent place. To my horror, I learned quickly that senior pastor Jeff Redlin is a coward, wickedly bidding Godspeed to the BJU camp. PCC is in bed with BJU.
Pastor Redlin shamefully criticized my website ministry, wrongly accusing me of “finding weaknesses” in the BJU crowd. The truth is that I am faithfully REBUKING THEM SHARPLY (Titus 1:10-13), and Jeff Redlin is a horrible pastor, who dips his sails in sinful compromise, pulling on the same rope as the Devil. Campus Church is a joke! They have no real soulwinning program. A few men hand out flyers to invite local people to church and that's it. There is no door to door, aggressive outreach. Consequently, the city of Pensacola is going to Hell unwarned about God's coming judgment upon lost sinners. 1st Timothy 4:16, “Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.” PCC is isolated, us four and no more. Pastor Jeff Redlin abused me as a newcomer to Campus Church, for which he will answer to God.
PCC is doing little to win Pensacola to Jesus Christ!!! Jeff Redlin is just another parasite who milks a ridiculously high salary from innocent simple people who foolishly trust him. We are at war folks! Satan entered into the Bible publishing business in Genesis 3:1, when he changed God's Word to deceive Eve, and it worked! The Devil has accomplished publishing 900 different Bible versions in the English language. Campus Church is A.W.O.L. from 'The Battle Of The Ages' over the inspiration of the Bible. If Jeff Redlin were right with God (which he is not) he would have commended me (not criticize me) for faithfully exposing false teachers like Marty Herron, Steve Pettit, John MacArthur, Chuck Phelps, Gary Walton and the rotten Harvest Baptist Church on Guam who all damn men's souls to Hell with their false understanding of what it means to “repent.”
Repentance is a simple change of mind, laying aside WRONG THINKING of preconceived wrong ideas about what you must do to get to Heaven, to instead BELIEVE ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST (Acts 16:30-31). Repentance does NOT mean to turn away from your sinful ways, which would be WORKS for salvation! Eternal life is a free gift from God. It is free because Jesus paid for our sins with His precious blood on the cross (1st Peter 1:18-19). 1st Timothy 4:16, “Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.”
I often feel like a lone VOICE crying in the wilderness of cyberspace, because so few professed Christians see or care about the woeful threat posed by Bob Jones University's false teaching today. It is sad. When I preach against BJU, I get hardly any likes on Facebook. Sadly, today's churchgoers will no longer endure sound doctrine. Instead, they have heaped to themselves false teachers, having itching ears to only hear what they want to hear instead of THE TRUTH. The truth is that BJU is of the Devil. The truth is that Harvest Baptist Church on Guam is preaching the same false gospel as Seventh-Day Adventism!
These reprobates of the faith are all preaching Calvinism!!! They spread the false idea that if you haven't forsaken a sinful lifestyle that your faith is not genuine and you are not really saved. In their minds, you cannot KNOW 100% that you are saved, because your life must be monitored to see if you change, before you can really have any confidence that you're going to Heaven. That is 100% works! Don't take my word for it, read and listen for yourself to what this fool (Dr. Steve Pettit) sinfully preaches to 2,700 BJU faculty and staff!!! Why am I almost singlehandedly fighting this battle today?
Our doctrine affect others who hear us. 1st Timothy 4:16, “Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.” RIGHT DOCTRINE MATTERS!!! I hope you will join me friends. More believers need to start criticizing Bob Jones University and their complicit graduates who preach Calvinism, on social media. We need to rebuke the shameful PCC camp for bidding BJU Godspeed, which makes PCC a partaker of their evil deeds (2nd John 1:11).
Yes, I am making a fuss! You better know it. RIGHT DOCTRINE MATTERS! Sadly, although they would never be honest enough to admit it, only MONEY MATTERS to PCC and BJU, not THE TRUTH! That is why Jesus Himself warned in Luke 16:13 that NO MAN can serve God and mammon (money). Their arrogance, laughing and mockery of my sound Bible preaching will someday stop, when God avenges me of their damnable heresy, stiffnecked pride and their criticism toward me for doing what they were too wicked, incompetent and honest to do... TELL THE TRUTH!!!