A Victim Of Wrong Information
By David J. Stewart | February 2018
Proverbs 14:12, “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”
I am reading through an old classic book from my book collection, authored in 1945 by Pastor Harry A. Ironside (1876-1951) titled, “Illustrations Of Bible Truth.” On page 35, there is an illustration called, “A VICTIM OF WRONG INFORMATION,” in which Dr. Ironside states...
“Though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto . . . . let him be accursed” (Gal. 1:8).
I remember I was reading a story of a woman who with her little babe was traveling by train through one of the north-eastern states. It was a very wintry day. Outside a terrific storm was blowing, snow was falling, and sleet covered everything. The train made its way along slowly because of the ice on the tracks and the snowplow went ahead to clear the way. The woman seemed very nervous. She was to get off at a small station, where she would be met by some friends, and she said to the conductor, “You will be sure and let me know the right station, won't you?”
“Certainly,” he said, “Just remain here until I tell you the right station.”
She sat rather nervously, and again spoke to the conductor, “You won't forget me?”
“No, just trust me. I will tell you when to get off.”
A commercial man sat across the aisle. He leaned over and said, “Pardon me, but I see you are rather nervous about getting off at your station. I know this road well. Your station is the first stop after such and such a city. These conductors are very forgetful, they have a great many things to attend to, and he may overlook your request, but I will see that you get off all right. I will help you with your baggage.”
“Oh, thank you,” she said. And she leaned back greatly relieved.
By and by the brakeman called the name of the city the commercial traveler had mentioned, and the latter said to the woman, “Yours is the next station. Better get ready and I will assist you to get off.”
The train moved on and shortly afterwards came to a full stop. The woman hurried to the end of the car, the man who was helping her carrying her bag. When they reached the vestibule, there was no one there. “You see,” said the stranger, “these trainmen are very careless. The conductor has quite forgotten you.” But he opened the door, assisted the woman with her baby down the steps, and just as he boarded the train again it moved on.
A few minutes later the conductor came through the train and looking all about, said, “Why, that is strange! There was a woman here who wanted to get off at the next station. I wonder where she is.”
The commercial man spoke up and said, “Yes, you forgot her, but I saw that she got off all alright.”
“Got off where?” the conductor asked.
“When the train stopped.”
“But that was not a station! That was an emergency stop! I was looking after the woman. Why, man, you have put her off in a wild country district in the midst of all this storm, where there will be nobody to meet her!”
There was only one thing to do, and, although it was a rather dangerous thing, they had to reverse the engine and go back a number of miles, and then went out to look for the woman. They searched and searched; finally, somebody stumbled upon her body. She was frozen on the ground, her little babe dead in her arms. She was the victim of wrong information.
If it is such a serious thing to give people wrong information in regard to temporal things, what about the man who misleads men and women in regard to the great question of the salvation of their immortal souls? If men believe a false gospel, if they put their trust in something that is contrary to the Word of God, their loss will be not for time only, but for eternity.
SOURCE: Pastor H.A. Ironside, “Illustrations Of BIBLE TRUTHS,” A VICTIM OF WRONG INFORMATION, pgs. 35-37; © 1945, The Moody Bible Institute of Chicago.
When I read this heart-touching true story, I immediately thought about the corrupt Alexandrian-based Bible versions today, which didn't exist in the English language prior to the year 1881, when Brooke Westcott and Fenton Hort introduced them to the intellectual world. It is not difficult to see how Satan has masterminded the entire Bible revision movement over the past century and a half! So many naive pastors, religious teachers and evangelists have bought into the Devil's counterfeit Bible versions!!! Consequently, they are guilty of pulling on the same rope as the Devil, helping to spread corruptible seed. They are as the deceived mother, who got off the train at the wrong place, listening to a sincere man (effectively a fool) who didn't know what he was talking about.
Similarly, such sincere but foolish pastors (wicked servants) are also as the commercial man, who deceived the woman. Today's shallow pastors, who go along to get along with apostate mainstream evangelicalism instead of thinking for themselves, are giving their congregations WRONG INFORMATION! These modern Bible versions are WRONG INFORMATION!
For example: Look at this comparison between the trustworthy King James Bible (KJB) and the satanic Common English Bible (CEB)...
KING JAMES BIBLE (KJB) — Acts 20:21, “Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.”
COMMON ENGLISH BIBLE (CEB) — Acts 20:21, “You know I have testified to both Jews and Greeks that they must change their hearts and lives as they turn to God and have faith in our Lord Jesus.”
Good night in the mornin' everybody! Do you see how evil and reckless these new Bible translations are? (Here is the true meaning of repentance.) Folks, the horrifying truth is that the evil people who are producing these new Bibles, aren't basing their translations on ANY ancient language; but rather, they're just making stuff up as they go!!! There is no place in any Hebrew, Greek or Chaldean manuscript that teaches what today's ungodly Bible versions are claiming! There is no Greek text anywhere that teaches that a person “MUST CHANGE THEIR HEARTS AND LIVES” to be saved!!! Now, if an unsaved person, who is completely ignorant of the things of God, reads Acts 20:21 in the Common English Bible (CEB), they are going to be horribly misled (like the woman on the train who died with her little baby). They are going to errantly conclude that reformation (behavior modification) is an essential requirement for salvation. Romans 3:20, “Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.”
Do you see how dangerous these new Bibles really are? What bothers me greatly is the arrogance and sinful pride of today's shameful pastors. I spoke with the assistant Baptist pastor of a large Baptist church on Guam (i.e., the Bob Jones University crowd), who attempted to defend his church's use of the modern Bible perversions, by claiming that he doesn't approve of all the versions. But when I asked him which versions he was against, he couldn't name even one! You see folks, they are religious frauds and liars, conmen, who instill a false sense of “confidence” (which is what “conman” means), just like the commercial man on the train instilled a false sense of confidence in the nervous woman, which led to her untimely death and also the death of her precious child. So you see, WRONG INFORMATION is deadly!!!
Wrong Information Concerning Salvation is Deadly
Billions of people will one day spend eternity burning in the fires of Hell, because they died in their sins without the righteousness of God, which is solely by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Philippians 3:9, “And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith.” The Devil's greatest weapon is to con people into living the Christian life without ever being born-again. Kindly, when I hear Evangelist Paul Washer saying you cannot write the date, time and place that you were saved in back of your Bible, because your life must evidence your faith to be valid, then I know Paul is not saved. Paul predicates salvation upon a changed life, which is works for salvation. That is reformation, not regeneration!!! God saves a man, and then the Holy Spirit changes that man, not himself!!!
The Bible plainly teaches that eternal life is a “gift” from God. Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Now, if I were to buy you a gift, and offer it to you on the condition that you improve your behavior in any way, it could not truly be a gift. It would be a reward, for your good behavior! If something is truly a gift, you can freely take it without obligation. So when any false preacher; such as, Paul Washer (who is a staunch Calvinist in doctrine), says that you cannot write your name, date, time and place in the back of your Bible that you were born-again, he is teaching an accursed false gospel (2nd Corinthians 11:3-4). That false prophet is conditioning receiving the free gift of God upon reformation. If eternal life (which includes the forgiveness of all our sins) is truly a free gift from God, then you can receive it instantly, confidently and without any obligation whatsoever, now or hereafter. You simply take a gift!
I feel sorry for that nervous mother on the train, who blindly trusted a man whom she had no reason to trust. What expertise do today's pastors have? What makes me right? How do you know what I am telling you is the truth? Well, you need to investigate for yourself! “SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES” as the Lord commanded us in John 5:39. In fact, Jesus said the very reason for searching the Scriptures is to “THINK YE HAVE ETERNAL LIFE.” John 5:39, “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.” You cannot show me anything in the Holy Bible to support the heretical teachings of Calvinists, who ADD reformation (a changed life) to regeneration (being born-again). I say this all kindly. I do not condemn anyone for their difference of opinion. I respect the right of others to disagree with me, for that is what makes America great! Albeit, the Word of God very plainly teaches that salvation is only for the ungodly man with faith, who “worketh not” (Romans 4:5b).
Just as the commercial man on the train instilled a false sense of confidence (“conman”) in the nervous woman, which led to her untimely and tragic death, and also the death of her precious child, so also do Calvinists instill false confidence in their victims. Please watch this awesome video sermon by Pastor Ralph “Yankee” Arnold titled, Calvinism Destroyed With A Parable.” Every Christian leader and believer ought to be against Calvinism, which is a doctrine of devils. Calvinism is a powerful weapon of the Devil, which combines holy living with faith, perverting the Gospel truth. The gift of God is eternal life, which is without works.
So you see, WRONG INFORMATION is deadly!!!
A GOOD SINNER (The grace of God is only for poor, vile, hell-deserving, no good, sinners!!!)
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'Brother Hyles, you make an issue.' You dead sure better know I'll make an
—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)
of the child of God is that he loves everybody!”
(a quote from Pastor Jack Hyles' classic MP3 sermon, “FORGIVENESS”)
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