Friday, September 30, 2022

Ken Ham's Counterfeit Plan Of Salvation

1st Corinthians 15:1-4, “Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:”

One of the most popular and spiritually dangerous false prophets of our generation is Ken Ham. Everywhere he goes, Ken Ham preaches his demonic lie that you must “turn from sinful ways” to get to Heaven, which is a works-based counterfeit plan of salvation. It is really a plan of damnation! ...
The Free Gift of Salvation: Belief in Christ

Jesus, being the perfect sacrifice, offers the free gift of salvation. God loves you so much that He sacrificed His own unblemished Son to suffer the wrath against sin and die on the Cross. He commands you to repent (change your mind and turn from sinful ways) and trust in Him: 
2 Corinthians 7:10
For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death.

The Bible is clear in several passages how to receive salvation. It doesn’t mean you are perfect after you are saved, but it does mean that you are perfectly forgiven and saved from the penalty of sin by God’s grace. SOURCE
I am so sick and tired of incompetent preachers cherry-picking the Scripture in a wicked attempt to support their false doctrine. Pastor Curtis Hutson said these excellent helpful words: “A good rule to follow when interpreting the Bible is to never use an obscure passage to contradict a clear one.” God authored the entire Gospel of John for the primary purpose of showing humanity how to be saved. 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.”

So why is Ken Ham citing 2nd Corinthians 7:10 to prove his fallacy of “turn from sinful ways” to be saved? This is what false prophets do, they pervert and wrest the Scripture to their own destruction (2nd Peter 3:16-18). Billy Graham (1918-2018) cited Bible verses from the Gospel of Matthew to bolster up his strawman heresy of Lordship Salvation, saying that to get to Heaven you must take up your cross and follow Christ faithfully, counting the cost and paying the price. That is NOT a free grace Gospel! Jesus paid the full cost for you and me, with His precious blood (1st Peter 1:18-19).

Ken Ham falsely teaches that to be saved you must “repent (change your mind and turn from sinful ways).” Not one verse in the Holy Bible says to turn from your sinful ways to be saved. To teach that garbage is to preach a false gospel of partial faith in Christ plus works. You don't believe on Christ plus give up your lifestyle of sinning to be saved. The very idea is absurd! Jesus came to die on a cross to pay our debt of sin, not demand that we forsake those sins or else He refuses to save us.

In the first place, you cannot give up your lifestyle of sinning. You may stop cheating, committing adultery and getting drunk; but those sins will just be replaced with lying, lusting, prescription drug abuse, gossip, hatred, envy and not praying as you ought for others. NO ONE is capable of forsaking their sinful ways. All you can do is become a lesser sinner than before, but you will still be a dirty sinner! So the who idea of turning away from sinful ways is impossible!

Salvation is not a reward for the righteous, it is a gift for the guilty!

Salvation is not doing your best, it is having Christ's best put to your account through receiving Him by faith.

Turning away from sinful ways would be a work. Faith puts all of the merit where it belongs, on the object of our faith, Jesus and His work.

If to “repent” means to forsake our sinful ways TO BE SAVED, but Jesus already paid for our sins by dying on the cross, then what are we repenting from?

The true Gospel always points you to CHRIST; a false gospel always points to YOU.

We must stay true to the simplicity of the Gospel!! Repentance regarding salvation is a change of mind from unbelief to belief!!! We must earnestly contend for the faith (Jude 1:3).

In every church that I have visited and attended in Pensacola, Florida, their pastors have butchered the inspired Word of God, perverting the meaning of repentance. It is sad and shocking to say the least. Again, not one verse in the inspired King James Bible teaches to give up your sinful behavior to be saved. Pastor Yankee Arnold explains exactly what is meant by “Lordship Salvation:
“Lordship Salvation is the unsupportable and unbiblical belief that the performance of good works, the promise of good works, or the evidence of good works, must accompany faith in Christ to establish or provide evidence that such faith has resulted in eternal life.” —Pastor Ralph Yankee Arnold, "Jesus versus John MacArthur"
Yes, that is correct! Anytime that a foolish preacher mixes and combines sanctification with justification, he has corrupted the inspired Word of God and perverted the Gospel. Pilgrim's Progress book author, John Bunyan wisely said:
“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.” [emphasis added] —John Bunyan (1628-1688)
Like Pensacola Christian College (PCC) who endorses him, Ken Ham is corrupting the Word of God, and casting stumbling blocks before the people. It is apostasy! Sadly, PCC is turning neo-evangelical, both in their doctrine and in their music. PCC is in bed spiritually fornicating with the neo-evangelical Bob Jones University camp (who preach hardcore Lordship Salvation, teach wrong repentance and promote the Devil's Bible revisions). PCC refuses to contend for the faith (Jude 1:3). Shame on Pastors' Jeff Redlin and Timothy Zacharias for dipping their sails in sinful compromise, wickedly bidding Godspeed to the accursed BJU camp. RIGHT DOCTRINE MATTERS!!!

So please beware of Ken Ham and his counterfeit plan of salvation. God only requires that you admit to being a guilty sinner (Romans 3:19-20; Galatians 3:24-26), not that you reform your own life of sin. The very idea is an insult to God. Isaiah 64:6, “But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.” Your best efforts to overcome sin dear reader is absolute FILTHY RAGS to God.
“If all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags, then why would you use those rags to prove that you're saved?” —Pastor Ralph 'Yankee' Arnold, sermon quote: “How Do I Know God Really Loves Me? - Part 2” | Part 1
Ken Ham is trying to use his filthy rags to help save himself! You don't need to give up anything to be saved, except your unbelief in Jesus Christ. Hebrews 6:1, “Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,” notice that the Bible speaks of repentance from “DEAD WORKS,” not from your sinful ways. “Dead works” includes all works, both good works and bad works. Works have no place in God's simple plan of salvation. Nowhere in the King James Bible are we told by God to “repent of your sin” or to “turn from your sinful ways” to receive His free gift of eternal life. Ungodly, but sincere, religious men fabricated these lies!

Pastor Curtis Hutson was exactly right: A good rule to follow when interpreting the Bible is to never use an obscure passage to contradict a clear one.” The Apostle Paul in 2nd Corinthians 7:10 wrote to born-again Christians in the church at Corinth, not to lost sinners. The man who had been living in fornication in 1st Corinthians 5:1-5 felt sorrow when ultimately rebuked by the church, and he did repent of his sin, but this was a believer, not an unbeliever. Paul is exhorting the church to receive the man back, least he become overwhelmed with grief from rejection. This passage has NOTHING to do with God's simple plan of salvation, which is by faith alone in the GOOD NEWS (Gospel) of Jesus Christ alone. That is what 1st Corinthians 15:1-4 teaches. No mention is made in this passage of turning away from sinful behavior.

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