Saturday, June 4, 2022

Beware Of Damnable Heretic: President Steve Pettit Of Bob Jones University

Philippians 1:17b, "I am set for the defence of the Gospel."

Evangelist Steve Pettit has been the theologically incompetent president of Bob Jones University (BJU) since 2014. Dr. Pettit is an unsaved infidel, a diehard Calvinist, a reprobate who preaches another gospel of Lordship Salvation, who heretically states:
“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)
No, the reality of the genuineness of your faith is YOUR FAITH!!! I am sick and tired of these ungodly false prophets adding to God's Word (Proverbs 30:5-6), corrupting the simplicity that is in Christ (2nd Corinthians 11:3-4), which is "the gospel" (Romans 1:16). The Apostle Paul plainly defines "the gospel" in 1st Corinthians 15:1-4 as Christ's death on the cross, His burial and bodily resurrection three days later. This is officially "the gospel."

So where do all these wicked pastors today get the idea that a lost person must turn away from their sinful behavior, follow Christ as "Lord," surrender all, count the cost and pay the price, run the race faithfully and invite Christ into your life? None of these embellishments are taught in Paul's Gospel (which he received directly from Jesus Christ - Galatians 1:12).

Kindly said, Steve Pettit is a BOLD-FACED LIAR and we all need to expose him, because BJU is influencing thousands of students, who will go out and corrupt thousands of churches. 

You can spot an infidel Calvinist preacher right away, the moment that he says you cannot write your name, date and place that you got saved in your Bible. Read what Steve Pettit said in BJU chapel to 2,800 students and faculty on January 26, 2015:
“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!” —Dr. Steve Pettit (“What Does It Mean To Run 'The Race'?” - 11:34 time in sermon)
Lest you have any doubt that Steve Pettit preaches another gospel, read what else he said:

“'The race' is a description of the whole of the Christian life of faith.” —Dr. Steve Pettit (“What Does It Mean To Run 'The Race'?” - 4:26)
That is some dangerous talk when you include the next quote from Dr. Pettit, in which he teaches over 2,700 BJU students that the “AWARD” for running 'The Race' is “Heaven itself”!!!
“We run the race, we cross the finish line, and so what’s the prize? What is the award? Well, there are different viewpoints. Some would have the viewpoint that the awards are crowns in Heaven. But as I read the book of Hebrews and see the whole gist of the book and the flow of the book, I don’t believe its referring to crowns in Heaven. I think it is referring to Heaven itself.” [emphasis added] —Dr. Steve Pettit (“What Does It Mean To Run 'The Race'?” - 22:57)
Heaven itself? Oh my! What saith the Scripture? 1st Corinthians 9:24-25, “Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.” As you just read, the “award” will be an “INCORRUPTIBLE CROWN”; but Steve Pettit says it will be HEAVEN ITSELF!!! Folks, God's gift of eternal life is NOT an award or an exchange of sorts, it is a FREE GIFT (Romans 5:15-18). Heaven is not an award! It is our home, for all those who have CEASED from our own works (which Steve Pettit hasn't yet), and have RESTED solely in Jesus Christ (Hebrews 4:10-11). Running the Christian race to merit Heaven as an award is WORKS!!!

So according to Mr. Pettit, you cannot KNOW that you're saved immediately when you BELIEVE the Good News of Christ crucified, buried and risen. Pettit falsely claims that you won't know for sure that you've made it to Heaven until you've faithfully finished living the Christian life. That is Calvinism! Folks, that is damnable heresy, a works-based false plan of salvation (damnation), and not the free grace Gospel. When asked what "works" God requires to get to Heaven, here is what Jesus Himself said: 
"Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent" (John 6:28-29). 
I marvel that 99% of Baptists today are silent about BJU's apostasy; and even worse, Pensacola Christian College (PCC) sinfully bids them Godspeed at BJU, which makes PCC partaker of BJU's evil deeds (2nd John 1:11). RIGHT DOCTRINE MATTERS!!!

In Ezekiel 33:1-7, God warned the prophets that if they didn't WARN the people, God would hold the prophets responsible, and those prophets would have the people's blood on their hands. Well, bless God, I am WARNING everyone! I am sounding the trumpet of the Lord! Bob Jones University is of the Devil!!! Philippians 1:17b, "I am set for the defence of the Gospel."

Dear reader, in Luke 10:20 Jesus told us as believers to rejoice that our name is written in Heaven. That clearly implies that we CAN KNOW 100% presently that we are saved sure, certain and forever. Luke 10:20, “Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.” We CAN KNOW simply because God's gift of forgiveness of sins and eternal life is based upon GOD'S FAITHULNESS alone. Discipleship is based upon OUR FAITHFULNESS. Getting saved is God's department. We have no part in our own salvation except to get out of the way and let God do the saving, ALL OF IT, which is by faith alone in Jesus Christ!

Then after we get saved, there is a second decision that God wants every believer to eventually make, which is to follow Christ as our “Lord (Master). We don't make Jesus Lord, HE IS LORD (Romans 14:9). But we must, at some point in our Christian life, decide to willingly offer up our body as a living sacrifice to serve and honor God, which is our reasonable service (Romans 12:1). This is service, not salvation (Romans 12:1). This is discipleship (John 8:31), not sonship (John 1:12-13). To be saved we simply need to receive Jesus as our personal Savior (1st Timothy 4:10). But to please God as His child and lay up treasures in Heaven (Matthew 9:19-20), we must choose to serve Him.

I love what Pilgrim's Progress author John Bunyan said, and I will often repeat this quote, because I want everyone to learn it's truth:
“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.” —John Bunyan (1628-1688)
I often marvel at the astute theological knowledge of John Bunyan, the faithful soulwinning preacher who spent 12 years in prison because he refused to stop preaching the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. How does that compare to today's rotten corrupt pastors like Steve Pettit, Marty Herron and John MacArthur, who get paid 6-digit salaries for poisoning people's minds with a false gospel? John Bunyan got paid nothing! Do you think Marty Herron would be willing to rot in prison for 12 years for his perverse Lordship Salvation? I think not.

Folks, we need to expose false teachers, not coddle and support them as does Pensacola Christian College (PCC). “Ichabod” (the glory of the Lord is departed) is written over the doors of PCC today. They have succumbed to apostasy, pulling on the same rope as the Devil instead of earnestly contending for the faith once delivered unto the saints (Jude 1:3). Sadly, PCC and BJU are all about making filthy lucre (careers). They are all about academics, woefully lacking God's compassion for sinful and hurting people. PCC sends their students to fellowship with BJU's students in sporting events. They are eating at the Devil's table! They hire each other's graduates, which is disgusting. BJU churches send their youth to PCC, and vise versa. RIGHT DOCTRINE MATTERS!!!

“The world will go to Hell unless somebody is authoritative!”
—Pastor Jack Hyles, “I Shall Not Be Moved

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