Indifference is the Greatest Sin of All

By David J. Stewart | April 2018

1st Kings 18:21, “And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions?
if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.”

       I believe that the greatest sin of all is INDIFFERENCE, which is the opposite of love. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it is INDIFFERENCE! When a person genuinely cares, everything else will follow; and contrawise, if a person doesn't care, everything else in their life will follow. Proverbs 4:23, “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.”

What is “indifference”? It is not apathy. The main difference is that if you don't care, you're apathetic; but if you don't have an opinion either way, you're indifferent.

The Tragic Indifference Today Over Inspiration of the Holy Bible

Tragically, most church pastors today are indifferent toward the Holy Bible. They only superficially care about the Word of God, but they are indifferent concerning the ongoing battle over the purity, preservation and inspiration of God's Word. Many preachers will tell you how important the Scriptures are, while at the same time being totally indifferent regarding the battle over the inspiration and purity of the Bible. Such pastors hypocritically claim that the Word of God is critically important, while simultaneously using and promoting dozens of conflicting modern Bible versions. That is insanity! If the Bible is so important to them, then why are they indifferent about all the horrible changes which have been made to the Bible?

Pastor Jack Hyles (1926-2001) is so right, who in his classic MP3 sermon titled, “THE REAL BATTLE,” asks the all-important question:  “What good is inspiration without preservation?” That is exactly right! What good would it have been for God almighty to inspire his words only in the original autographs, and then not preserve those same INSPIRED words for future generations? Oh, but you say, “I believe the originals were inspired, and yes, God has preserved those inspired words for today, BUT TODAY'S BIBLES ARE NOT INSPIRED?” Huh? That is exactly what Hyles-Anderson College teaches today! That is exactly what Bob Jones University, Pensacola Christian College, Ambassador Bible College, Moody Bible Institute, Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary, Crown College, and other so-called “Bible colleges” teach today, that is, that only the “originals” were inspired. Well, I am here to tell you with all truth and confidence, as a born-again child of God and Baptist preacher: EVERY WORD IN THE KING JAMES BIBLE IS INSPIRED BY GOD ALMIGHTY!!!!!!! My friend, if the Bible is not inspired today, then it is not a Holy Bible, which means it cannot be God's Word.

Is it Nothing to You, All Ye That Pass By?

After Nebuchadnezzar's army invaded and conquered Israel in 586 BC, killing multitudes of citizens and burning their homes to the ground, ravishing the women, torturing and killing the men, and taking thousands of young Jews into captivity as slaves to Babylon, the prophet Jeremiah wept, bewildered that the remaining people didn't seem to care what had just happened. Lamentations 1:12a, “Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by?...” Likewise, I ask the same exact question to today's pastors, Bible college professors and evangelists: “Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by?...” Is it nothing to you that Satan is attacking the deity of Jesus Christ in the modern Bible versions? Is it nothing to you that Satan has completely removed the word “godhead” from the modern Bible versions? Is it nothing to you that Satan has completely removed Acts 8:37, about Jesus being “the Son of God,” from the modern Bible revisions? Are you okay with that? I'm certainly not okay with that gross corruption of the Scriptures!!!

The question is do you care? DO YOU CARE ABOUT TRUTH??? Well, you should!

The reason why pastors and Bible colleges don't care is because they are reluctant to go against the common religious consensus of the day, which has been set by evangelical “scholars,” intellectuals, over the past century (Brooke Westcott, Fenton Hort, Joseph Thayer, James Strong, Gerhard Kittel, William Vine, John MacArthur; to name but a few yardbirds). Today's average pastor is a coward, afraid to dare go against the alleged “100 scholars” who were involved in translating the New International Version (NIV or H.I.V.).

The 'Wizard of Oz' Gave An Honorary Degree to a Brainless Scarecrow

The truth is that many of those men who profess to be theological “scholars” are no more qualified to be “scholars” than “Captain Crunch” on your favorite cereal box. For example: Brooke Foss Westcott (1825-1901) received multiple honorary doctorates degrees, which means he DIDN'T work to earn them...

In 1865 he took his B.D., and in 1870 his D.D. He received in later years the honorary degrees of D.C.L. from Oxford (1881) and of D.D. from Edinburgh (1883). [emphasis added]

SOURCE: 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica/Westcott, Brooke Foss

Scholar? Now, I am not against giving someone an honorary degree (to “honor” them), like the Wizard gave to the brainless Scarecrow in the famous 1939 film, “The Wizard of Oz.” However, an honorary doctorates degree ought NEVER be used as a credible source to cite or recognize someone as a “scholar”!!! I mean, just because a man is awarded the, “Citizen Of The Year Award,” doesn't mean that he knows how to be the mayor of the town or run the country! Brooke Westcott is no more of a “scholar” than the average pastor (more than half) who has no formal theological training. Yet, foolish pastors continue to be intimidated by these psuedo-scholars, who oppress the churches into submission to embrace counterfeit Bible versions, the false gospel of Calvinism and other poisons ruining the churches today.

My dear reader, the only scholar that any Christian believer needs is the indwelling Holy Spirit. John 16:13, “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.” Remember, just as the Wizard gave a honorary degree to the brainless Scarecrow, so also does the Devil give honorary doctorates degrees to his brainless ministers of unrighteousness to deceive you! Any idiot can honor an idiot and dub him a “scholar”! Don't you be an idiot too!

The Great Need of the Hour is Caring Believers!

CARING is the hallmark quality of walking in the Holy Spirit, Who indwells every born-again believer. God CARES, and if we walk in His Holy Spirit, then God's love and concern will flow THROUGH us as His children. 1st Peter 5:7, “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” GOD CARES!!! No Christian who lacks genuine love and concern for others walks with the Lord. GOD IS LOVE!!! This doesn't mean that everyone who has a smile on their face has love. The Devil comes to us with a big smile on his face, to deceive us, appearing as “an angel of light” (2nd Corinthians 11:13-15).

True biblical love means CARING about others, and treating them the way we would like to be treated (Matthew 7:12). Love never seeks its own, selfishly, doing what is best for me, myself and I. The Christian life can be summed up in one word, which is “LOVE.” The two greatest commandments is to LOVE GOD, and to LOVE ONE'S NEIGHBOUR. ...

Matthew 22:36-40, “Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”

Hence, the greatest sin then must be NOT TO LOVE! Indifference is the opposite of love. I care, because God cares and He loves me, and I love God, and God loves others through me. CARING and LOVE are the “fruit” of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:22-25). The reason why ecumenical pastors and churches nowadays are woefully today toward the hundreds of English Bible versions (which are obviously intended by Satan to confuse the masses), is because they don't love their neighbour as themselves, nor do they love God as they ought. Anyone who loves God CARES about the Word of God. Pastors care about money (mammon) more than they do the things of God!!! It is that simple. They have calloused hearts layered with fat. You cannot talk sense to them, because they are so engrossed in their deeper-life theology and spiritually sedentary ways. A lackadaisical pastor is an indifferent pastor!!!

Today's American pastors are dull of hearing and spiritually blind...

Isaiah 42:20, “Seeing many things, but thou observest not; opening the ears, but he heareth not.”

Jeremiah 5:21, “Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not.”

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.”

Something that greatly frustrates me is when I see professed Christians who work on a church staff, who hypocritically talk about Bible passages they are studying, and I hear them pray publicly, and I see them coming to a lukewarm church regularly; but then they are openly ungrateful, proud, mean, cliquish, arrogant, harsh, using satanic corrupt Bible versions, promoting the false gospel of Calvinism, praising devil preachers like John MacArthur and Ray Comfort. That all tells me that their faith is phony, merely superficial, going through the motions because THEY HAVE TO as part of their job description while working for the church. It is disgusting! I'm talking about the Bob Jones crowd on Guam at “Harvest Baptist Church.” I get discouraged every time I think about them and how phony they were the whole time I knew them, and the total vacuum of God's Holy Spirit presence in their church. What a shame to the cause of Christ! Only God can make somebody care. WELL I CARE!!!

Bob Jones University's neo-evangelical graduates don't really care about the truth. They go through the motions, have second-to-none music programs, but Bible-preaching isn't even a near third or fourth in importance. Follow the money!

Evangelist Ray Comfort is another popular figure in many churches today. Check out, “Pay Of The Master.” Mr. Comfort is a religious salesman who sells a false gospel to people, and ungodly churches are buying it hook, line and sinker! ...

Ray Comfort Hinders This Woman From Being Saved, By Pressuring Her To Stop Her Sinning!!!

The biggest problem in the churches today is that pastors aren't willing to take a stand for God; a stand that goes against their peers in the clergy. Since most churches today are using the Devil's Bible versions, very few pastors and congregations want to be in the alleged “King James Bible only cult” (a disparaging term that that Bob Jones University fabricated). It is much easier to just go along with error and apostasy, and not upset anyone (which pretty much guarantees a steady future salary), than it is to rock the boat and offend your peers. The average pastor today is a total coward! Yes, I said it, a yellow-bellied COWARD!!!

God authored ONE BOOK, not 139 different English Bible versions (there are actually about 900 according to the American Bible Society). 1st Kings 18:21, “And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.” Having more than one Bible CONFUSES people. 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.” The man with two watches doesn't know what time it is; likewise, the man with multiple Bible versions is confused spiritually.

The Importance of THE BODY, that is, the Local New Testament Church

Having said that, it is so important to have one's family in church that I often recommend for web visitors to attend messed-up churches, just so long as the King James Bible is present and the true Gospel of free grace is present (these two things MUST be present). The church may be drifting into wild country, enemy territory, but it is not healthy for a family not to attend any church. We all need Christian fellowship. Being in church gives us focus. When a man and his family quit church, they often lose focus and disaster results. I am NOT endorsing bad churches; I am simply saying that believers need fellowship with other believers, encouragement, Bible preaching and a place to serve God. We need each other!

Brother Hyles believed in the importance of the local New Testament church, and so do I. If you cannot find a decent church, then you need to spend a lot more time with God in the Word and prayer, listening to sermons online and diligently keeping your heart as Proverbs 4:23 teaches, while you keep looking for a church to attend. I know firsthand the frustration of trying to find a decent church. My problem is that the churches don't want me, because I won't let them muzzle me like an animal, trying to shut me up about what is wrong with today's satanic Bible versions! Go figure! I won't be silenced, not by some pipsqueak, pantywaist, compromised, poor excuse for a man of God and a church pastor. I am not for sale!!! I am not looking for a perfect pastor, but I cannot stomach a wuss who bids Godspeed to the John MacArthur camp, bids Godspeed to churches that use the corrupt Alexandrian Bible versions, and bids Godspeed to Calvinists!!! I can put up with A LOT, but not a wuss with no gonads! We've got a bunch of invertebrate pastors in America's pulpits today, jellyfish with no spines!!!

Pride ruins a person over time, little by little layering a person's heart over with hardness. This is why it is important for us to continually seek God's face of approval in our life, trying to keep a tender heart. Genesis 33:10, “And Jacob said, Nay, I pray thee, if now I have found grace in thy sight, then receive my present at my hand: for therefore I have seen thy face, as though I had seen the face of God, and thou wast pleased with me.” When a father is pleased with his earthly child, he turns his face toward him in approval. The same is true of our heavenly Father. 1st Chronicles 16:11, “Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually.” We ought to seek God's face continually, desiring to please our Father in Heaven, so that we may walk in confidence. A righteous person can walk with their head tall. Proverbs 28:1b, “...the righteous are bold as a lion.”

The Lord is my strength and my redeemer (Psalms 27:1). Psalms 51:10, “Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.” Psalms 19:12, “Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults.” Psalms 51:2, “Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.” We need God's help or we won't make it spiritually. I cannot live the Christian life, and neither can you. Galatians 2:20, “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” It matters what Bible we use. It matters what preachers we follow and promote. It matters what plan of salvation we believe. It matters how we present the Gospel. If loving God and our neighbour is the greatest of all Bible commandments, and they are, then INDIFFERENCE is the greatest sin of all!!!

“Now you say, 'Brother Hyles, you make an issue.' You dead sure better know I'll make an issue!”
BATTLE OF THE AGES (MP3, Dr. Jack Hyles, “The King James Bible crowd is going to come out on top!”)

Souls Are Dying!

Precious Christian Testimonies

How Permanent Is Your Salvation?
(an excellent MP3 sermon by Pastor Hank Lindstrom, 1940-2008)

“The mark of the child of God is that he loves everybody!”
(a quote from Pastor Jack Hyles' classic MP3 sermon, “FORGIVENESS”)

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