For The Father Seeketh Such To Worship Him
By David J. Stewart | January 2019
John 4:23-24, “But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”
As I was listening to the King James Bible today, something that Jesus told the Samaritan woman struck me. The Lord said that God the Father SEEKETH people to worship Him in spirit and in truth. Volumes of books could be written just on this topic of worshipping God in spirit and truth.
Throughout history mankind has tried to worship God ignorantly with rituals, sacrifice and human works. However, Christ Himself said that God the Father can only be worshipped in SPIRIT and in TRUTH, and He continually seeketh such to worship Him. That truth encouraged me when I heard it, because I want to please God. Anytime that I hear something in the Scriptures that teaches me how to please God, I want to do that. I love my God and Savior! What a humbling thought that God seeks worshippers!
God doesn't seek people who come to worship Him with counterfeit Bibles. I am leery of anybody who denies the inspiration of the King James Bible! Effectively, they are saying that we do not have God's perfect and pure words today. They are calling God a liar, Who promised in Psalms 12:6-7 to preserve, not only His words, but His “VERY PURE” words (see also Psalm 119:140) unto every generation. Is God a liar? There are literally HUNDREDS of English Bible versions available for purchase today, and they drastically disagree in doctrine in hundreds of places. They cannot all be God's pure words!
For example: Either Jesus “thought it not robbery to be equal with God” in Philippians 2:6 in the King James Bible, or else He could not “grasp” equality with God according to the same verse in the modern Bible perversions.
I am far from perfect, but I can confidingly say that I do worship God IN SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH!!! That is why I write these type of unpopular articles, contending for the true Christian faith, to “rebuke them sharply that subvert whole households” (Titus 1:10-13). Sadly, Bob Jones University uses, promotes and sells the Westcott and Hort based Alexandrian texts. Perhaps you are offended by my courageous stand for the truth. So be it! God will judge between me and the apostate Bob Jones crowd! Romans 3:4, “God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.” God is no respecter of persons. BJU's ungodly staff and thousands of ungodly alumni don't impress God one iota. What does impress God is a humble, struggling, faithful Christian, who proclaims THE TRUTH. By God's grace, I think I have done so!
Kindly, anyone who promotes corruptible seed is ungodly, and no friend of God! Pastor Jack Hyles (1926-2001) rightly said it himself—the Alexandrian Bible crowd are God's enemies! (see, “THE BATTLE OF THE AGES,” a needful sermon preached at First Baptist Church of Hammond in 1994. Tragically, FBCH no longer stands for what Dr. Hyles taught, and have denied the inspiration of the King James Bible, going the way of Satan like Bob Jones University has).
I truly long for the Judgment Seat of Christ (2nd Corinthians 5:10-11), where I WILL BE vindicated and the BJU crowd will hang their heads in utter shame and regret, and they will receive no reward (1st Corinthians 3:15). Their earthly paychecks are the ONLY rewards they will ever receive from God for their lifetime of unfaithful service! I believe that with all my heart. Why would God reward anyone for promoting counterfeit Bible versions, for bidding Godspeed to corruptible seed, for promoting false prophets like Dr. John MacArthur, for hindering people from getting saved by promoting the modern perversions that corrupt the plan of salvation? Why would God reward shameful churches that promote Ravi Zacharias, but shun away truth-tellers like me? Perhaps they will be judged instead at the Great White Throne of Judgment, and no doubt, many of them will be (because they are not saved at all). If you think that turning away from sinful behavior is necessary to receive the gift of eternal life, YOU DON'T HAVE IT!!!
My heart is continually comforted by the indwelling Holy Spirit, as He day-by-day lets me know that I am doing the right thing to stand for THE TRUTH. I have the right type of spirit, the mind of Christ in this matter. And I think I also have a Christlike spirit. Going along to get along with apostasy, for the sake of receiving another paycheck from a religious group, is not serving God. Jesus Himself sternly warned that NO ONE can serve God and mammon (money, material wealth; effectively, earthly compensation). Luke 16:13, “No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” I have been wrongly labeled as being part of “a cult” by the Bob Jones crowd for telling THE TRUTH! That is what Harvest Baptist Church on Guam call me and Pastor Jack Hyles, “a cult” for upholding the inspiration of the King James Bible, and for exposing the Alexandrian texts as the Antichrist's Bible versions! I am telling THE TRUTH, they are deceivers!
It is not easy to go against the biggest local Baptist church on Guam, and a giant Bible college like Bob Jones University in South Carolina. I feel like David going up against Goliath. They all have friends, money, influence and lots of resources, but I only have my laptop computer and the Spirit of the Lord to fight against them! One man plus God equals a majority! In Ezekiel 22:30, God sought for A MAN (not a group, not a committee, not a church, not a Bible college), but just ONE MAN to stand in the gap before the Lord for the land! By God's grace I want to be that man! I cry wholeheartedly with the prophet Isaiah, “Here am I; send me”! Isaiah 6:8, “Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.” I AM A VOICE!
I wouldn't give you a dime for the shallow, phony, spiritually lethargic, sugar-coated, sissified, Caspar Milquetoast, corrupted type of pseudo-Christianity that is put forth by Bob Jones College and their shameful graduates, where they cannot even discern which Bible among hundreds of English versions is actually God's Word! Which one is it? Don't you dare tell me that God authored One Book, but has now turned into 900 ENGLISH BIBLE VERSIONS!!! I tell you, the Bob Jones crowd are not stupid, they are wicked! They don't care! They are indifferent concerning the purity of God's Pure Word, and the accuracy of the free grace Gospel. It is all a very big deal! So big in fact, that God elevates His Word above all His holy name (Psalms 138:2). How important is the purity of God's Word to you???
God Cannot Be Worshipped in a Religious Cult
NO ONE can worship God in error! That is how I KNOW, beyond any shadow of a doubt, that Seventh-Day Adventists Romans Catholics, Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses, Islam, Judaizers, Church of Christ, Lutherans and other religious cults do NOT truly worship God, because they are ALL WRONG on the simplicity that is in Jesus Christ, that is, THE GOSPEL! They all have another Gospel! They all have another Jesus! They all have another spirit (a familiar spirit, a devil), which is not the Holy Spirit! If you get any of these three things wrong: Jesus, the Gospel or don't have the Holy Spirit, you are a cult! (2nd Corinthians 11:3-4).
There is a creepy spirit that abounds in Seventh-day Adventism, which is as demonic as Satan himself. They don't preach the Gospel at SDA places; but rather, they promote a bunch of religious mumbo-jumbo, that blinds people from seeking THE TRUTH. God can only be worshipped IN TRUTH and in SPIRIT. You need to receive Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, accepting by faith God's record in the Holy Bible, believing that Jesus died on the cross for your sins, was buried, and three days later He bodily resurrected from the dead. That is THE GOSPEL, that is, THE GOOD NEWS! 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.” SDA prophetess, Miss Ellen G. White, corrupted the Gospel, adding turning away from sinful behavior to be saved. That is wrong repentance! SDA's totally fail to understand the purpose of the Old Testament Law! I say that kindly, but TRUTHFULLY! Until a person truly gets born-again by the Holy Spirit of God, they cannot worship God as He seeks to be worshipped.
God seeks worshippers! What a precious thought. God needs something from you and me, to be worshipped. Do you know why God created everything in such an amazing and interesting way? God did that so you and I would stand in awe, and praise Him with sincere worship! God needs our worship. What does it mean to worship? It means to brag on God for what He does. That is praise! Worship is bragging on God for Who He is! Our God is more than amazing!!! We ought to continually brag on God with praise for Who He is and what He does, for He is worthy! We ought to brag on Jesus, because He is God Himself. We ought to brag on the Holy Spirit, for He indwells every true believer.
If you want to sincerely worship God the Father, then you MUST also worship GOD THE SON! 1st Timothy 3:16, “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.” Jesus came to earth as the manifestation of the Father. Colossians 2:9 teaches us that in the earthly life and body of Jesus, we saw the Godhead incarnate. Colossians 2:9, “For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.” The modern perversions corrupt such passages, attacking the deity of Jesus! I tell you in 100% confidence, Jesus is almighty God!!!!!!!
There is only one God (Deuteronomy 6:4), but He exists as three Persons; namely, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19-20). If you don't believe that, you are not saved! No one is saved who willingly denies the Trinity (Godhead), after being taught about it. Every child of God agrees with the doctrine of Christ! You don't have to know these things (Christ's virgin birth, blood sacrifice, sinless life, et cetera) to be saved, but if you are saved, at some point you will learn and embrace these truths, because the indwelling Holy Spirit will confirm that they are THE TRUTH! To be saved, you simply need to know and believe THE GOSPEL, that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, Who died for YOUR SINS. A person is saved by placing their trust, complete reliance for salvation, upon Jesus Christ alone. 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.” Do you believe? I do!
To worship God, you must be saved! To worship God, you must abide in truth, not heresy and false doctrine. Can a person be messed up a bit doctrinally and still worship God? Yes, of course, but it depends on what doctrines we're talking about. If a man believes that Jesus went to burn in Hell (which I think is false teaching), I do not think it will prevent him from walking with God, albeit, his doctrine is a bit faulty. But if a man denies that Jesus' literal blood is applied to the Mercy Seat in Heaven, I have to question his very salvation. That is my humble opinion. I do not believe anyone is saved who denies Christ's virgin birth, sinless life or bodily resurrection. God MUST be worshipped IN TRUTH and in SPIRIT! Truth matters!
Mormons worship their false god with many elaborate rituals, Masonic in nature, secretive, which attracts wealthy people and those of power and influence. Mormonism is rooted in sex-perversion, human vanity and sinful pride. Water baptism for the dead is Satanic! These occult practices are NOT how to worship God! God is neither worshipped in Jerusalem or in a church or temple, but in one's heart! The devilish Roman Catholic church (a haven of pedophiles because of the unbiblical forbiddance for priests to marry), is a cesspool of iniquity, who offer a luxurious religious package from the cradle to the casket. They do religion right, but they'll also will take you to Hell with them! God is NOT worshipped in sacraments! God is NOT worshipped through praying to statues! Heathen people seek God through manmade religion, desiring something THEY CAN SEE AND TOUCH, eliminating the need for true faith in what they cannot see! There is NO salvation in Roman Catholicism, only everlasting damnation?!!?!
Those Christians who truly walk with God are the ones who care most for THE TRUTH, as I do. Proverbs 12:17, “He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit.” That is why I care about truth, because I walk with God; and the more I learn the truth, the more I desire to walk with God. Most professed Christians today, like the shallow Pensacola Christian College (PCC) crowd, don't truly walk close to God. If they did they would hate evil (Psalms 97:10), particularly the hundreds of corrupt English Bible versions today! PCC's hundreds of interns are placed into about 30 local churches, where they play church and go through the motions, meanwhile denying the inspiration of the King James Bible, refusing to speak a negative word about Satan's counterfeit Bibles, and calling people like me “radical” for preaching hard against the Alexandrian cult (which includes Bob Jones and Moody Bible Institute). I wouldn't give you a dime for all those shallow local pastors!!!
A Woeful Lack Of Caring Churches Today
Revelation 2:4, “Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.”
I recently visited the Heritage Baptist Church in Gulf Breeze, Florida in September of 2018, where after the Sunday evening service, the senior pastor literally stood across the church auditorium, looking at me, but didn't come over to say anything. THAT WAS WEIRD! There were only a dozen or so people remaining in the church, and he was standing by himself, just looking at a distance. Truthfully, it was kind of creepy. He stood there looking at me, like he didn't know what to do. I have no idea if he knows about my website ministry. It was my first time at the church. The pastor's lack of friendliness made a bad impression on me. A pastor is supposed to be hospitable (1st Timothy 3:2).
So I gave the pastor the benefit of the doubt, and I went back to visit on Wednesday night. I was disgusted when I saw in the church bulletin, that they were bragging about how great the senior pastor is, for having previous PCC's interns in his church, showing where they are now serving as missionaries. Uh, PCC needs to send those interns somewhere, so it's nothing to brag about. It really turned me off to the poor spiritual condition of the church and pastor, when I saw that they were bragging on their pastor instead of Jesus Christ! That definitely made a bad impression with me! I didn't return and wouldn't return. I am going to brag on the Lord Jesus Christ, Who is worthy of everyone's praise and worship! A church ought not boast of their pastor's greatness without giving due credit and glory to the Lord. It was bad enough that the pastor wouldn't even come over and welcome me as a new guest, but now the church is bragging on his greatness without any mention of God. That left a bad impression of the church with me.
Again, regarding the Heritage Baptist Church in Gulf Breeze, Florida, there is a very true saying that I heard long ago, which says, “People don't care what you know, until they know that you care!” A word to the wise, to any pastors or church members reading this... A kind word to a new guest visiting your church can make all the difference in the world, or lack thereof may compel them never to return! Would it have been so difficult for the senior pastor to say a kind word of welcome? He had nothing to say Wednesday night either. When I saw him standing across the building, reluctant to come welcome me, I got the impression that he is a coward. When he had nothing to say Wednesday night, and I saw him being bragged on in the church flyer instead of the Lord, I was convinced that he is a proud man lacking humility before the Lord. I am going to brag on Jesus, not myself!
I am very transparent in my writings, with a pure heart. I simply call it as I see it, agree or disagree. My goal is not to impress anybody, but to tell you THE TRUTH, even if it costs me popularity, and gets me banned from coming back to churches on Guam! I don't care if a tornado swept your house away, your child died of cancer, and you just had your legs amputated... GOD IS A VERY GOOD GOD!!! I am just a humble nothing, a sinner saved by grace, a clump of dirt that deserves to burn in the Lake of Fire forever! I must decrease, but JESUS MUST INCREASE!!!
Also, it is true that 90% of people who attend church, do so because somebody invited them! That includes Christians who have been saved for a long time too! I don't want to be where I am not wanted, nor does anyone else. Jesus made as though He would go further in Luke 24:28, “And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and he made as though he would have gone further.” Jesus wanted to see if they really wanted Him to stay, because He didn't want to impose on them, so He literally pretended as though He would continua on His journey (but in His heart He really wanted to stay for the night). The Lord is a great gentleman, even still today! That is Who your Lord and Savior is, if you are a child of God. Jesus doesn't force Himself on anyone, He is meek and lowly and invites those who are heavy laden with burden to come unto Him. Matthew 11:28, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
I also attended the First Baptist Church of Pensacola, known as “the downtown church”! All they use is the Satanic New International Version (NIV). The pastor that preached read from an NIV, and the pews were filled with NIV's! The pastor said that they were “not a perfect church” from the pulpit to visiting guests. Folks, there is a world of difference between a church that is imperfect, verses a corrupt church that chooses not to be perfect!!! Using the NIV is a wicked act of betrayal of God's Word!!! I couldn't get out of there fast enough! You know that I didn't go back!!! The churches are so shallow today! Pastors brag on themselves instead of the precious Lord. Pastors are not friendly, standing afar off instead of welcoming a new guests as they ought. I sure didn't feel very welcomed at the Heritage Baptist Church in Gulf Breeze! Would it have been so hard for the pastor to simple say, “Glad that you are here!” He didn't say one word to me as a new guest! That is not a humble pastor! As they say, first impressions are lasting impressions. That is so true! I couldn't believe how horrible the churches were in Florida! Does anyone care about people or truth anymore?
America's lousy Bible colleges are destroying the churches, plain and simple! We've got a bunch of arrogant pastors, spoiled brats, punks, cowards, who are indifferent toward truth. You cannot speak truth to them, because they have given their loyalty to some apostate Bible college or ministerial board. I am loyal to God, truth and principle, not toward men or institutions! I don't care if it harelips every dog in the county, I am going to tell THE TRUTH! Hebrews 13:6, “So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.” You know, sometimes a person is simply hurting for just one person in a church to care about them!
Fear God and Keep His Commandments
Lord willing, I will be 52 years old in March. My regular web visitors know that I haven't been writing as many new articles. Truthfully, I am simply tired and burned out lately. I am weary with this sin-cursed world, things not working out, and my constant chronic neck pain. Albeit, God is so good! It is hard to be spiritual when you are in constant pain! I honestly don't care what anybody thinks anymore, except my great God and Savior. I fear God, and that is my continual thought. Ecclesiastes 12:13, “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.” God knows that if I found out I had only 6 months to live, I would be so happy in the Lord!!! Philippians 1:21, “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” Dr. Jack Hyles used to say, “Life is a vale of tears!” and “It's a jungle out there!” Brother Hyles was so right! This world is a deadly jungle. We live in a mousetrap society today! Corruption, greed, liars and perversion abound everywhere! They ought to keep the ungodly government shutdown and do us all a favor!
I truly enjoy listening to the book of Revelation, particularly chapter 18 about the utter doom of Babylon (which is very clearly the United States). I think there will be a nuclear attack in the future, and America in one hour will be made desolate. We deserve what we get! Legalized queer marriages? Legalizing child-murder by abortion? Legalized smut, nakedness and indecency? Legalized screwing of the public by greedy businesses? Thug lawyers are tools used by ungodly people to hurt other people. We live in an insane society, where women dress like sluts, but then insanely expect men to respect them! I am 100% against harassment of any kind, but I am also 100% against women having “a right” to walk around promiscuous and lewd. They belong in prison!
If I were made a king, with absolute control over American society, I'd rip the flesh with a whip from the back of any woman who wore whorish attire! It would be a done deal. The Holy Bible says God will appoint us as rulers, to reign with Christ during the Millennium. In my city, women WILL wear proper modest attire, or you will beg for mercy when I finish with you! I am sick and tired of sluts and whores, who are contemptible compared to female dogs, walking around dressed provocatively in public, while the crazy law is waiting to put men into prison for life who as much as touch them. That is evil beyond words! That is nothing less than setting a trap for men! Men are aroused BY SIGHT (Matthew 5:28), and the Devil knows that! Argue as you may, the crime statistics PROVE my point. America is awash in sexual crimes nowadays, because women don't believe in modesty anymore. Sadly, being a whore in behavior and appearance is woefully promoted by the music video industry, magazines, fashion designers, television and Hollywood!!! Hell will be hot enough! The average country music video today is a scantily clad, slut-filled, short porno film! God damn America! I would NEVER ask for God to bless this cesspool of iniquity!
If you are offended by my Bible-preaching, it is only because you are friends with the heathen world. I am far from perfect, but I walk with a holy God. I am humble enough to seek the truth, even if it costs me phony friends and membership in dead local churches that prioritize growth over truth. They'll all lie and say growth is not their priority, but at the end of the day, they are deceivers who are deceived of themselves, serving mammon instead of God in truth and spirit.
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NOBODY IS LAUGHING IN HELL!!!
Did you know that you don't have to ask Jesus to save you? God has already told you how to be saved, that is, by simply believing that His Son died on the cross for your sins, was buried, and raised up from the dead three days later. Christ raised up from the dead, which means that God the Father accepted His Son's payment for the sins of the world. Christ suffered on the cross so that we wouldn't have to suffer in a literal Hell forever. Amen! You don't have to bow your head to be saved. You don't have to pray. You don't have to do anything except believe that Jesus died on the cross for your sins, and make that your only hope for Heaven!
Nothing Can Replace The Holy Bible!
“You cannot be saved from corrupted Scripture!”
—a quote by Pastor Steven Anderson from the awesome MP3 sermon, “Saved By The Word.”
“Lies don't save you!”
—a quote by Pastor Steven Anderson from the awesome MP3 sermon, “Saved By The Word.”
“When America lost her way to the right kind of church, she lost her way to living right!”
(a truthful quote from the precious MP3 sermon by Brother Lester Roloff, “Titanic”)
“If your moral judgment is crooked and rotten, and you have no Bible conviction, when the conscience says, 'Do right!', you may do what your moral judgment said for you to do, and it's wrong! That's the reason we need Christian schools. That's the reason we need Christian homes, to teach our young people!”(a truthful quote from the precious MP3 sermon by Brother Lester Roloff, “Titanic”)
". . . ye have PERVERTED the words of the living God. .
Give Me Jesus!
(video sermon by Pastor Danny Castle - You don't want to keep your eye on others, because they'll let you down. They'll hurt you.
And you don't want to keep your eyes on yourself, because you'll feel inadequate, like a loser and a failure. Keep your eyes on Jesus!)
Salvation is not doing your best, it is having Christ's best put to your account through receiving Him by faith.
God will not save anyone who is trying to be saved, He will only save those who are trusting to be saved.
Religion is man trying to reach God
through human effort, but Christianity is
God trying to reach man by the sacrifice of His only begotten Son on the cross.
Luke 11:28, “But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.”
“You can sit there and say, 'Oh, well, you just took it too far. You just took King James onlyism too far!' Well, you know what brother, you can't take it far enough, when they're pushing all these false versions, and all the bookstores, and the Christian bookstores, and all of your big name preachers are all preaching false versions! You know, we need to stand our ground on this issue!!!” —a quote by Pastor Steven Anderson from the awesome MP3 sermon, “Saved By The Word.”
“Every Christian should be working as hard to present the gospel, as Satan is to prevent the gospel.” (Pastor Max D. Younce (from the sermon, 'THE TWO WITNESSES - PART 2').
the Word of God can make you a man of God!”
—a quote by Pastor Ralph “Yankee” Arnold from the awesome sermon, “The Sure Word of Prophecy.”
“Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can.
At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.” ―John Wesley
"Just keep on keepin' on!" —Evangelist Lester Roloff
Redeeming The Time
Luke 19:10, “For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.”
“Nothing in my future can ever affect the salvation that I have... Once you trust the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior, you are eternally secure!” —Pastor Hank Lindstrom (1940-2008), a quote from the classic MP3 sermon titled, “How Permanent Is Your Salvation?”
“Salvation is based upon purely what Jesus Christ has done. And if you've trusted Jesus Christ here, you're saved forever! Nothing in your life, nothing in your death, angels, principalities, nothing—nothing in your future—could ever undo that relationship that has been made when you trusted Jesus Christ as Savior. And there are many people who are confused over this whole thing.” —Pastor Hank Lindstrom (1940-2008), a quote from the classic MP3 sermon titled, “How Permanent Is Your Salvation?”
“There are many people who name the name of Jesus Christ, who are not saved, because they're trusting in living the Christian life, or in their works, or in some efforts that they're doing, in order to obtain their salvation.” —Pastor Hank Lindstrom (1940-2008), a quote from the classic MP3 sermon titled, “How Permanent Is Your Salvation?”
Souls Are Dying!
How Permanent Is Your Salvation?
(an excellent MP3 sermon by Pastor Hank Lindstrom, 1940-2008)
Mark 1:15: “...repent ye, and believe the gospel.”
of the child of God is that he loves everybody!”
(a quote from Pastor Jack Hyles' classic MP3 sermon, “FORGIVENESS”)
Mark 11:22, “And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.”
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