It Pains Me
by David J. Stewart
It pains me to have a website like this. Believe me, I would much rather just say kind things and never offend anyone. It really hurts me to get people angry at me. I sincerely mean that. I certainly do not intend to make people angry. I want to be accepted just like anyone else. I want to have friends. I want to be loved. If I were only interested in impressing people or making friends, I surely wouldn't have a website like this. I am a very hated person because I openly express my opinions. I only do this because I care about people and honestly believe that they have been deceived by the Devil. I only ask for your forgiveness if I appear to be unkind... I do not intend to be.
In fact, I receive MUCH hate mail. This is to no surprise, I admit that my website is quite a shocker. Nevertheless, I have to do what I believe to be right in my heart. I believe that people need to be woken up. I believe that the Bible is God's Word. I believe that the King James Bible is God's preserved and inspired Word. I believe that the Bible is the Final Authority on all matters. I realize that MOST people do not adhere to this belief, which is the reason why there is so much conflict.
I recently received an e-mail from a man who said: "When I see you in Hell, you had better run." Another person e-mailed, saying that I am, "a moron and an inspiration to morons everywhere." I dare not repeat some of the other things. I never respond to such negative e-mails. It does not surprise me that some people would get very upset over my website, people are defensive by nature. I have been maliciously attacked, slandered, lied about, defamed, condemned and threatened by my enemies. I pray for them as the Bible teaches. The truth often makes people angry, very angry. It cost Jesus' His life. Think about that. Yet, I must speak the truth, for it is the right thing to do.
If your neighbor's house was on fire in the middle of the night, I have no doubt that you would try to warn him. You wouldn't say to yourself, "I had better not say anything because it might offend him." You would go over to your neighbor's house and raise a ruckus. You'd bang on the door and holler real loud, "Get out! Get out! The house is on fire!" Surely, your neighbor would listen to you and later thank you for saving his life and his family's life.
But what if you try to warn someone and they don't listen to you? A classic example was back in 1986 prior to the Challenger Space Shuttle disaster. The engineering department had warned NASA officials repeatedly that o-rings preventing hot gaseous blow-by on the booster rockets were at risk of failing at temperatures below 53 degrees Fahrenheit. Temperatures had dropped to freezing the night before the launch. NASA leaders IGNORED the engineers who designed the craft and several people lost their lives. Even in the face of solid evidence, NASA's top officials IGNORED the warnings. How foolish. Perhaps they wouldn't have been so eager to launch that shuttle if they themselves had been on board.
"...if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand." —Ezekiel 33:8
I created this website to WARN people. I want as little blood on my hands at the Great White Throne of Judgment as possible. I have to warn people! The dangers are great my friend! Just as NASA officials weren't convinced of the dangers in spite of the evidence, so do most people today IGNORE the truth in spite of the evidence.
The Biggest Danger in the World Today... Religion
Without a doubt, the greatest concern of mankind today should be the destiny of his soul. Nothing will matter 100 years from now, except what you did with Jesus. Nothing will matter 100 years from now, except whether you died forgiven in the Lord or unforgiven in your sins. The Bible clearly teaches that anyone who dies in their sins will go to Hell forever (Revelation 20:11-15). Only through the blood sacrifice of Jesus Christ can there be any escape. We are all hell-deserving, guilty, sinners.
A few years ago the French news media announced to the world that the people of France had some faults, but were not sinners. The Bible says in Romans 3:10 that we are ALL sinners. Thankfully, God loves us and sent His Son Jesus to die upon the cross for us (Romans 5:8). The penalty of our sins is death (Romans 6:23). This includes a second death in the Lake of Fire (Revelation 20:6-8). If we will simply enter our guilty plea to God the Father (the Prosecutor), and receive the gift of eternal life which is by faith in Christ Jesus, then God will pardon our sins as part of a plea-agreement (Romans 10:13). This is only made possible by Jesus' work of redemption. Literally, Jesus paid for our sins so we wouldn't have to. All God asks is that we admit our guilt of sin and come by way of the cross of Jesus Christ for forgiveness.
Salvation is simply a matter of looking to the Savior by faith. 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." God wants to save ALL sinners. 2nd Peter 3:9, "The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance." Religion complicates everything. Salvation is not found in ANY religion; but in a Person—the Lord Jesus Christ. Eternal life is a free gift. Salvation is receiving, not giving. Jesus paid it all.
Most people in the world are relying upon a religion or their own self-righteousness to save them. The Seventh-Day Adventists foolishly ADD the Sabbath and good works to their faith, which is no faith at all. The Catholics ADD water baptism, good works and the seven sacraments to their faith, which is no faith at all. Many Catholics even teach the heresy that Mary is a "co-redeemer" with Christ, a doctrine no where found in the Bible. Roman Catholicism is largely based upon manmade unbiblical traditions. The Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses ADD water baptism and good works to their faith, which is no faith at all. The Orthodox Islamic and Black Muslims deny that Jesus even died upon a cross. The Episcopalian and Greek Orthodox religions ADD water baptism and the sacraments to their faith, which is no faith at all. The Bible teaches that salvation is obtained ONLY through childlike faith in Jesus, Who is the Christ (John 14:6). Salvation is NOT of self-righteous works, it is ONLY by faith in Jesus...
"For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness." —Romans 4:3-5
Do you understand what God is saying? If salvation were by works of self-righteousness, then God would be in debt to us and OWE us eternal life. God doesn't owe us anything! When we trust Jesus as our personal Savior, Jesus' righteousness is IMPUTED to our record. Jesus took our sins upon Himself at Calvary. Ephesians 2:8,9 clearly teach that salvation is by God's grace, and NOT by works of self-righteousness, lest any man should boast...
"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." —Ephesians 2:8,9
I must warn the world because billions of people are headed for an eternity in the Lake of Fire, i.e., the Second Death. Oh listen my friend, please don't go to Hell. Please don't miss out on Heaven.
I know what you're thinking, "What makes you think you're so right and all the other religions in the world are wrong?" The answer is very simple friend. If you'll study the AUTHORITY upon which each religion was established, then you WILL find the TRUTH. The Catholic religion is based upon manmade traditions. I triple-dog dare you to show me the "Immaculate Conception of Mary" doctrine in the Bible. You cannot. I triple-dog dare you to show me anything in the Bible indicating that Mary was a co-redeemer with Christ. You cannot.
The Jehovah's Witnesses religion is based upon the inferior writings of it's founder, Charles Taze Russell, began in 1874. Jehovah's Witnesses actually teach that Jesus was Michael the archangel incarnate. I triple-dog dare you to show me that doctrine in the Bible. You cannot.
The Mormon religion was founded by Joseph Smith in 1830 and is based upon his heresies and failed prophecies.
The Seventh-Day Adventists base their beliefs upon the heresies of self-proclaimed prophetess, Ellen G. White.
The Christian Science religion bases their beliefs upon the heretical writings of Mary Eddy Baker.
The Scientology religion bases it's beliefs upon the heresies of Ron Hubbard, it's founder.
To add anything to simple faith in Christ is to curse
one's self to Hell for
eternity! It is a false gospel. The genuine New Testament Church was founded upon
Jesus Christ, Who is the living Word of God. Biblical Christianity has its
roots in the redemptive work and Person of the Lord Jesus Christ.
I Must Warn Others!
It pains me to make enemies but I must tell people the truth. Satan wants you and your loved ones to burn in Hell. It all comes down to whether or not you believe the Bible is God's Word. I believe the Bible so much that I am compelled, burdened day and night, to warn people about the coming judgment. America is going to Hell in a wheelbarrow. We have gone over a moral waterfall of iniquity, violence and filth in America. Billions of souls are hell-bound without Christ as Savior. If I was selfish and didn't care about other people, I surely wouldn't have spent thousands of hours building this website over the past several years. I've never received a single penny of money from anyone, nor will I ever for my labors in the Lord. It is a labor of love. Money means nothing to me.
I love people and want to warn them about the Devil's subtle deceits and lies. Perhaps you don't agree with me, but please understand that I am sincere in trying to warn you. I care. I mean no unkindness to anyone, but someone needs to stand uncompromisingly for what is right. Where are all the churches fighting against abortion? Where are all the Christians fighting against Harry Potter and Wicca witchcraft? Where are all the churches fighting against homosexuality in our communities? Where are all of God's children fighting against the evil corruption and blatant crime in our government? America's churches have dropped the ball. It all starts in our own local communities. It needs to start with our churches. Pastors need to turn up the flame under sin! We are to love people, but hate the sin. God loves sinners more than anyone, enough to give His only Son for; but God also hates sin more than anyone else, promising eternal judgment upon those who refuse to repent of their unbelief and come to Jesus Christ for forgiveness and salvation.
It pains me to have to tell 98% of the population (my estimate) that they are going to Hell if they don't get saved. Matthew 7:13-15 teaches that only a few people will make it to Heaven, but most will burn in Hell. I am very sad about that and wish I could change it, but all I can do is try to warn people... just likes the engineers tried to warn top officials at NASA that something terrible was going to happen. The Challenger exploded, killing everyone aboard. Will you listen to the Word of God?
Will you be damned?, or will you obey the Gospel
and turn to Jesus Christ in faith for salvation? Please do NOT be
deceived friend, water baptism is NOT required for salvation. The
sacraments are NOT required for salvation.
Giving up your sinful lifestyle is NOT required for salvation. Salvation is simple! God did not limit salvation
to a religion. Jesus said that the Kingdom of God is within the
Christian; not in a religious organization or building made with men's
hands. Luke 17:21b, "for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you." Salvation is NOT found in any religion; but in a
Person—the Lord Jesus Christ!
It Will Be Worth It All When We See Jesus
Though it pains me, I must tell the truth. I must stand before God one day. I must give account. I must do as much as I can to warn the unsaved that they are being DECEIVED, and that Judgment Day is inevitably approaching. I must warn others, I must not dip my sails and shy away from telling the truth in exchange for the comforts of acceptance and popularity. Jesus was despised and rejected of men, a man of sorrows...
What a Savior! What a Friend! What a joy to know that when I am despised and rejected by others that Jesus went through the same turmoil and suffering. What a comfort to know that Jesus can relate to our sorrows and griefs. Yes, it pains me. I know what it means to be rejected for Christ's sake. I know what it means to be ostracized by co-workers. I know what it means to have hammers thrown at me at work, to be spit upon, to be physically assaulted, to be threatened, to be hated without cause, to be mocked and ridiculed, to be discredited, to be ignored, to be lied about, to be harassed, to be fired, to be laughed at, to live in a fish bowl of scrutiny, to be condemned, to be slandered, to be called a hypocrite, to be falsely blamed, to have things stolen from me, to be disrespected, and belittled.
I am NO martyr, but I know what it's like to be rejected from the group as an outcast. I know what it's like to wish my life would end, so I could leave this troublesome world and go to be with my precious Lord. The Apostle Paul felt the same way when he suffered much in Asia...
"For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life: But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead."—2nd Corinthians 1:8,9
I know what it means to be lonely. I know what it is like to have nightmares at night and wake up feeling like the world is all wrong. I know the hurt of abandonment, heartache and tragedy. I know constant physical pain. I know what panic attacks feel like. I know what it feels like to have the walls closing in from all sides and to see no light at the end of the tunnel. I know what it means to suffer great financial loss and disappointment. I know what it's like to be overwhelmed with grief. I know what it's like to be intensely hated for Christ's sake. Trials can make life seem not worth living. Focusing on our self will only bring despair. We must center our life upon Jesus Christ.
In writing of God's sustaining of William Cowper the poet, Joseph Larson said,
“It was William Cowper on his way in a cab to the Thames River to commit suicide, who, when the driver could not find it for the dense fog, returned to his house and thanking God for the fog, wrote:
Praise God, Jesus is a Friend that sticketh closer than a brother! Jesus said He would be with us unto the end of the world. Matthew 28:20b, “Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” Jesus said that the servant is no greater than the Master. Just as Christ suffered, so shall we as His disciples. Jesus said there would be TRIBULATION in this life. John 16:33, "These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." If the world hated Jesus, then they will surely hate us as Christ's disciples . . .
A Christian who does not experience persecution is a Christian who is not living for God. The wicked world hates Jesus Christ and anyone who reminds them of Christ. If men found fault in Jesus to crucify Him, Who was perfect in every way, then what shall they do unto imperfect Christians?
Yes, it pains me, but the truth needs to
be known. I love you in the Lord whoever you may be, and I ask for your
forgiveness if I seem unkind or presumptuous, for I am genuinely concerned and
very sincere in wanting to help others.