The Shame of Indifferent American Pastors
By David J. Stewart | December 2017
One of the saddest things in the world today are indifferent pastors—who straddle the fence on the issues, go along to get along with their ministry peers, drive in the middle of the road theologically, and tolerate compromise and apostasy in the church. They are “LUKEWARM,” which is a shame unto them. Revelation 3:15-16, “I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.” God hates lukewarmness. God hates when pastors tolerate wrong doing. God hates when preachers dip their sails and trim their message to appease the audience. God hates a wuss!
Today's pastors are a joke! There's a large independent Baptist church down the street from me on Guam, the largest church on the island. Literally, the church uses TWO different Bible versions, officially. They use the incorruptible King James Bible (KJB), alongside the corruptible Easy-To-Read Version (ERV). May I say, the 1611 authorized King James Translation is not just another “version,” it is God's holy Word! If you are using any of the Alexandrian perversions, you don't have a Bible in English!
I cannot speak enough words of warning, nor stress the critical importance, of exposing and avoiding the modern Bible versions. They are so corrupt that they cannot even be called a “Bible.” Tragically, the average pastor is a complete fool, filled with haughty arrogance disguised by false humility. The Bob Jones University (BJU) crowd talk the talk, but they do not walk the walk, to their utter shame before God and man. BJU sells the English Standard Version (ESV) in their campus bookstore (which you can visit online). The ESV has all the same corruptions as the New International Version (NIV). These are Satan's counterfeit Bibles!!!
The average knuckleheaded pastor today, who supports and uses the Alexandrian Bible versions, doesn't even realize or care enough to investigate (lest he lose status amongst his ecumenical peers in the clergy), that many of the renderings found in today's Bible revisions are not based on ANY ancient Hebrew or Greek manuscript. This ought to be alarming to you, the reader. I highly recommend that you read Dr. Max D. Younce's helpful exegesis which compares the precious King James Bible to the horrible omissions and corruptions in the modern Bible versions.
Dr. Younce makes this important observation, which pastors who use the modern Bible versions completely fail to realize. ...
“They claim over 100 scholars are using the best available manuscripts in the Greek, and Hebrew, yet project a so-called translation that appears in no Greek, or Hebrew text, anywhere in the world today.” [emphasis added]
SOURCE: Dr. Max D. Younce; An Excerpt From A Planned Book Comparing The KJT To The NIV ; pp, 12-13)
In other words, the ungodly men and women behind the modern Bible PERversions are merely making things up (corrupt paraphrases), and cannot honestly claim to have any legitimate source for their rendering of the Scriptures. THEY ARE LYING TO YOU!!! They are changing the truth of God into a lie (Romans 1:25), so that they can legally obtain a copyright to sell their new bastard versions. They are illegitimate translations, not an accurate rendering of God's words. In sharp contrast, despite the unjust criticisms against it, the beloved KING JAMES BIBLE is a literal translation.
Only the King James Bible is a Literal Translation
In fact, the 47 scholars who did the work of translating the 1611 King James Bible were so honest in their undertaking, that they placed all added words in italics, so that you the reader could be informed and make your own conclusions. The KJB translators needed to add extra words in order to properly convey the intended meaning. For example: We read in Psalms 14:1, “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.” If you have a better quality King James Bible, you'll find the words “There is” set in italics, meaning the weren't in the original Hebrew text. But the King James translators felt it necessary to add the words “There is” to properly and faithfully convey the meaning that God intended.
Those 47 men were so honest in their work that they wanted to let you, the reader, know what they did. My friend, that kind of honest scholarship simply doesn't exist in the world today. You won't find any italics in any modern Bible versions. As you can see, there is a drastic difference between the trustworthy King James Bible and the hundreds of shady modern paraphrases that are circulating in the churches today. And Bob Jones University fully supports that ungodly filth, as do their graduates. The modern bastard Bible versions horribly change and corrupt what it means to repent, how to be saved, and Who Jesus is. And sadly, now Hyles-Anderson College has joined BJU, going completely silent about the evils of the modern perversions, even going as far as to deny the inspiration of our beloved King James Bible. Shame on all of them!!!
Dr. Max Younce is a friend of truth, who faithfully upholds the reliability of the King James Bible, and exposes the fraudulent lies of the modern Bible perversions. Here is another quote from Pastor Younce:
II. A DEVIOUS ATTEMPT TO MAKE THE BIBLE GENDER NEUTRAL
One must remember that, if you are going to deceive someone, the obvious must be concealed. Therefore, removing a little here, and a little there, will not awaken the average reader to an awareness of the weakened, and equivocal, content of the NIV. As we have seen in one verse, John 6:69, the NIV removed the words “Christ,” “living,” and “the Son.” In its fraudulent effort to deceive the unsuspecting, it replaced “the Son” with “Holy One.” “Holy One” is neuter in gender, whereas “the Son” is masculine. The feminist movements within your liberal churches, today, like the NIV. It is their “banner of victory,” so-called, in neutralizing the Word of God. This is done by substituting the word “One” (neuter for, “He,” and “Him,” all masculine), when speaking in reference to God and Christ. The translators of the New American Standard Bible (NASB) have traveled down the same path. The following are a few such references that should suffice to show this was purposely executed, and not just a mere oversight.
SOURCE: Dr. Max D. Younce, An Excerpt From A Planned Book Comparing The KJT To The NIV, p. 19.
If any pastor, evangelist or Bible teacher endorses the modern Bible versions, they are pulling on the same rope as the Devil, and you need to stay away from them, lest they corrupt you with their wickedness. There is nothing any more wicked than corrupting God's words. Murder, adultery and bearing false witness are no more evil than changing God's words into a lie. To tamper with God's Word is spiritual harlotry. It is akin to spiritual murder. It is bearing false witness, deceiving one's neighbour with lies. Unsuspecting pastors and churchgoers fall hook, line and sinker for the Devil's bait, trusting the psuedo-scholarship of the modern intelligencia. The stench of their hubris and arrogance reaches all the way to Heaven's gates. The greatest threat to the churches today is the modern counterfeit Bible versions. WOE UNTO THE PASTORS WHO ENDORSE SATAN'S BIBLES!!!
God's Grace is Not Cheap, it is Free, Paid for by Jesus' Precious Blood
I'm sure you've heard a Calvinist preacher criticize preachers like me, accusing us of preaching “CHEAP GRACE”! My friend, grace is not “CHEAP,” it is entirely “FREE”!!! Jesus Christ has paid our sin-debt in full with His precious blood. Grace cost God His only begotten Son. Grace cost Jesus His only life. Grace costs us NOTHING!!! Yet, unbelievably, the heretical teachers of Lordship Salvation make people pay for their salvation. What's that you say? You don't believe me. We'll, look here my friend at the words of false teacher John MacArthur...“Don’t believe anyone who says it’s easy to become a Christian. Salvation for sinners cost God His own Son; it cost God’s Son His life, and it’ll cost you the same thing.”
SOURCE: Dr. John MacArthur, Grace To You, an updated quote from his book 'Hard To Believe', page 93.
Huh? Salvation will cost me? Mr. MacArthur is a theological LIAR! The Bible says that salvation costs us NOTHING!!! Jesus paid it all with His own precious blood. 1st Peter 1:18-19, “Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.”
Read again what the Scriptures teach in Romans 3:24, “Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.” We are “JUSTIFIED FREELY” by God's grace, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus!!!!!!! I heard a sermon today by false prophet Robert Breaker, who boldly teaches the lie that Old Testament saints were saved by works plus faith. WHAT A BAD THEOLOGIAN!!! Robert Breaker is very wrong, as is Dr. Peter Ruckman regarding Old Testament salvation. Acts 10:43 plainly teaches that ALL the prophets taught salvation through FAITH in Christ. Acts 10:43, “To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.”
The prophet Isaiah proclaimed in Isaiah 45:22, “Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.” The Old Testament saints were saved by LOOKING TO THE LORD. Abram (Abraham) was saved by FAITH alone. Genesis 15:6, “And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.” This truth is reiterated in Romans 4:1-6. Clearly, people in the Old Testament were justified by FAITH alone, and not at all by works. Romans 3:19-20 teaches that the purpose of God's Law is to give men “THE KNOWLEDGE OF SIN,” that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before a holy God.
I love the following quote by Pastor Ralph “Yankee” Arnold...
“'You can't tell me you can trust Christ as Savior, and then go out here and live like the Devil, and still go to Heaven!' Yes, I can tell you that! That's what the Bible says. If you don't come to the conclusion, that—Yes, you can trust Christ as your Savior and live like the Devil, and still go to Heaven when you die—you don't get grace, because that is the exact truth! That is the truth! I do not have to change my life! I don't have to stop one sin! You say, 'I've never heard a preacher say that.' You just heard one! And you listen to me—I want to live as holy and as godly as I possibly can. I am now 70 years old. I've been saved for 52 years. ... the only reason I'm going to Heaven is because, 52 years ago in a little living room, I accepted Christ as my Savior.” —Pastor Ralph Yankee Arnold, a great quote from the awesome sermon, “Calvinism And Grace Are NOT Compatible | MP3.”
Amen! If you believe that a person cannot get saved, and still live in willful sin, you don't get grace!!! Eternal life is a free gift, freely available to anyone who wants it. You can receive that gift by simply placing your sole confidence in Jesus Christ, trusting the account given in God's Word that Christ died for your sins on the cross, was buried, and bodily resurrected three days later (1st Corinthians 15:1-6). BELIEVE it and the work is done! John 6:28-29, “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.”
The Shame of Today's Indifferent Pastors Toward the Holy Bible and the Gospel
I earlier mentioned the largest Baptist church on Guam (largely because they've sold their souls to apostasy), who literally use and sell TWO Bible translations (the Textus Receptus and the Alexandrian texts). Not surprisingly, and consequently, the church also allows TWO Gospels (Lordship Salvation and the grace Gospel of free grace)!!! The senior pastor is a big fan of Dr. John MacArthur, an unsaved reprobate who combines discipleship with salvation (i.e., a false Gospel). John MacArthur boasts of being a 5-point Calvinist. A Calvinist is a person who adheres to the teachings of John Calvin. Mr. Calvin was a monster, who is burning in Hell this very moment, and for all eternity. Here is some shocking, insightful and important information about the agenda behind Calvinism (aka, Lordship Salvation). Between 1541 and 1546, John Calvin had at least 58 people murdered for opposing the heresy of Infant Baptist. John Calvin is presently burning in Hell, because he added works to grace, and so he doesn't get grace!
My heart grieves when I see shallow pastors and confused churches, where there are 2 Gospels and 2 different Bible versions present. 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.”
These unwise pastors today, whose hearts are grossly calloused with pride and the love of comfort, don't care about THE TRUTH. People are confused, just like the Devil intended, foolishly consulting dozens of Bible versions in search of God's words. I've been in churchgoer's homes (I doubt their salvation), who had a dozen different Bible versions on their bookshelf. If they are confused on God's Word, they are also confused on the plan of salvation. It is inevitable! Look at what the bastard Easy-To-Read Version (ERV) does to corrupt the true meaning of repentance in Mark 1:15 and Hebrews 6:1. My God! My God! What is wrong with these knucklehead idiot pastors today? I'll tell you, they have been hardened by the deceitfulness of sin! Hebrews 3:13: “But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.”
What that means is if sin is not taken care of right away, and it is instead allowed to fester and grow, it will become the “norm,” and before you know it you'll accept sin and progress further into the abyss of darkness. This is exactly how America ended up in the nightmare we're in today (legalized abortion, legalized homosexual marriages, legalized public nakedness and lewdness, legalized adultery, legalized drunkenness, legalized cursing in God's name, legalized prostitution, legalized adoption of children by sodomites, legalized theft by private banking institutions, legalized shady advertising, legalized thuggery by abusive police, legalized exploitation of youth by Hollywood executives, legalized perversion by the music video industry, et cetera). It all began with something small (which was the biggest little mistake ever made), by removing the Holy Bible from America's classrooms in 1963.
Pastor Jack Hyles made the following very true statement...
“You'd be shocked if you knew, how the versions of the Bible that are coming out, which are so unnecessary and not even Bible. You'd be shocked if you knew what they're doing to cause Christian people to feel subconsciously unstable. You'd be shocked if you knew what it's doing to the nervous system of our people! All these Bibles!” —Pastor Jack Hyles, MP3 sermon, “Don't Chase The Pendulum.”
Let me ask you a question my dear reader... DO YOU CARE? Do you care about which Bible you use? You should, because God only authored ONE BOOK. And moreover, because Psalms 138:2 says that God elevates His Word above His name. Psalms 138:2, “I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.” The reason WHY is obvious, because God's character is only as good as His Word. If God authored hundreds of Bible versions, or even just TWO for that matter, then He is a confusing, inconsistent and an unfair God (because then we are left to choose which way is up). God didn't leave us to guess what is THE TRUTH.
Any born-again person KNOWS that the King James Bible is God's pure Word. I know it, because I've been born-again by it, by the INCORRUPTIBLE Word of God (1st Peter 1:23). You cannot be born anew by corruptible Word. If you think you were saved through a modern Bible perversion, it is only because someone previously read and understood the King James Bible, and they are piggybacking on the KJB. If you never saw a King James Bible, you couldn't get saved, because of all the corruptions in the Alexandrian perversions which require changing your life to be saved. Woe unto the idol shepherds, the brutish pastors who have destroyed God's vineyard, who are scattering God's sheep by sanctioning dozens of perverted Bible versions!!! Woe unto these ungodly men, who have gone after the gainsaying of Core, who allow and sanction two drastically different Gospels (one being of the Devil). Jude 1:11, “Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.”
Bob Jones University's Contradictory Position On The Holy Bible
It is mind-numbing for me to try to comprehend the utter wickedness of Baptist pastors today (I'm talking about the Bob Jones University camp), who sanction TWO Bible versions and TWO different Gospels. BJU even sells TWO different Bibles versions (based upon conflicting different Greek texts) on their campus website. I mean, think about it folks, either Dr. Curtis Hutson is right, who teaches a free grace Gospel; or else Dr. John MacArthur is right, who says salvation will cost you everything. They BOTH cannot be correct! Either you can continue in willful sin as Pastor Curtis Hutson and Pastor Ralph “Yankee” Arnold teach (here's a beautiful MP3 sermon titled “Easy-Believism” by Dr. Arnold), since eternal life is a free gift from God; or else you cannot continue in deliberate sin, as Evangelists' Ray Comfort and Paul Washer teach. Someone's wrong and someone's right. It is far more than a mere matter of semantics!!!
By the way, I used to attend that large independent Baptist church on Guam, for one year in 2014. I tried to help the pastors see, as a friend does, to them in the Lord, but they didn't care. I gave them many fundamental MP3 sermons. With my own money I bought numerous fundamental books to help them. I did it all in a spirit of humility and love. Instead of thanking me and embracing the truth, they committed a horrible evil against God, by kicking me out the door with the truth. They called me and Dr. Jack Hyles “a cult,” for refuting the Alexandrian Bible perversions. They refuse to have anything to do with me because of my King James Bible only position. They are a house divided. They chose to take the low path instead of the high path. This is the shameful Bob Jones University crowd doing this wickedness! 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?” Woe unto the BJU crowd! Woe unto their pastors and accomplices who teach falsely! Woe unto their dead churches that tolerate apostasy, corruption and are okay with 2 Bibles and 2 Gospels. Truth matters!!! The shallow Bob Jones crowd are no better than unsaved Seventh-day Adventists!
How Bob Jones University And Their Graduates Are Helping Damn People To Hell
And may I say, Oprah Winfrey (Miss New Age herself), does far more to help feed and cloth orphans that most of the Baptist churches in America combined. She has donated billions of dollars to help the poor! So big deal if your church helps orphans. What about the truth? Do you really think God is pleased or impressed with your religious good works, while you sit idle regarding the truth, supporting multiple Bible versions and multiple plans of salvation? You disgust the blessed Savior! Revelation 3:15-16 plainly teaches that God vomits out of His mouth lukewarm churches!!! That certainly includes the biggest fake Baptist church on Guam, who shamefully honored Ravi Zacharias in June of 2017. Unbelievable!
So what does that say about a chicken-ranch, hen-pecked, sissy-britches, pink tea and lemonade, pantywaist, milquetoast pastor, who is okay with all these conflicting preachers, and refuses to take sides in these very important doctrinal matters? It says he is in the shady religious business. He is in the ministry for the wrong reasons, and has no business being behind any church pulpit, and that he is a disgusting disgrace and reproach to the precious name of Jesus!!! It also tells me that God's harshest Judgment is reserved for such unfaithful and wicked servants, who are knowingly pulling on the same rope as the Devil, but they just don't care.
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(a quote from Pastor Jack Hyles' classic MP3 sermon, “FORGIVENESS”)
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