For The Wages Of Sin Is Death
by David J. Stewart | June 2021
Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
wreckage of two cars that tragically collided at high speed
Above: The lifeless arm of one of the three deceased car wreck victims
This horrible car accident was in the national news today. A woman who had just come from her dialyses treatment made a wrong turn in San Diego. She was barreling down the highway going the WRONG WAY! She died. Sadly, the young couple that she collided with were also killed. They were police officers and had just been married. All three of them died almost instantly. Today could be the last day of your life too! Death often comes unexpectedly.
The first photo above is a snapshot from this YouTube video (title: “Two SDPD Detectives Killed in Triple Fatal Crash | San Ysidro”), clearly showing one of the victim's lifeless arm. I am sad to see stuff like this, but as a Bible preacher it is my job to make people think about life and death, to prepare you for Heaven. I have no idea who these three people were, or where they went in eternity. I wrote this article simply to ask you dear reader: “Do you know for sure that if you died right now, would you go to Heaven?” I have asked that question to thousands of people in my life. That is what a soulwinner does!
I cannot plead with you enough dear friend NOT to blindly follow religious men! What did Jesus tell us to do? John 5:39-40, “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.” The Bob Jones University crowd are arrogant in their theological error, driving the WRONG WAY into oncoming traffic, barreling down the highway to Hell, driving their unlicensed vehicle of Lordship Salvation! Please don't let the Bob Jones crowd take you to Hell with them! They are driving the WRONG WAY!!! Lordship Salvation is the wrong way! (an awesome sermon by Pastor Jack Hyles).
The Apostle Paul NEVER once told us to “repent of your sin” to be saved! Paul NEVER said to “surrender all” to Jesus as the absolute Lord and Master of our life, forsaking the old ways for good, committing our life to serve God. NO, Paul didn't teach that garbage to be saved. What did Paul teach? 1st Thessalonians 4:14, “For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.” Isn't that so simple? That is the blessed Gospel. All you have to do to go to Heaven is come to God as a guilty sinner, realizing your need for salvation, and BELIEVE the Good News that Jesus died on the cross in your place to pay your debt of sin. He was buried and three days later Jesus miraculously raised up from the dead physically. And THAT IS IT! (John 6:28-29). Pastor Jack Hyles does an excellent job exposing, Misunderstood Repentance.
I love what the Apostle Paul said in Galatians 3:1-3, “O foolish Galatians (Bob Jones University and Harvest Baptist Church on Guam), who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth (the Gospel), before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you? This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?” I love that wonderful phrase...THE HEARING OF FAITH. That is how 3,000 people got saved on the Day of Pentecost in Acts 2:41, “Then they that gladly received his word (Peter's Gospel message) were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.” Those dear folks just heard Peter preach the Gospel, and they gladly received it. That is what Paul meant in Galatians 3:2b by “THE HEARING OF FAITH.” You get saved when you believe the Gospel as you hear it. Isn't that so simple? Sure it is, the way God intended for salvation to be.
So the next time you hear a false teacher like Gary Walton, Marty Herron, Steve, Pettit, Chuck Phelps or John MacArthur COMPLICATING God's simple plan of salvation, RUN away from them! Mark (identify) and avoid them (Romans 16:17-18). Expose them (Titus 1:10-13). The Bible says that we are saved solely by GOD'S RIGHTEOUSNESS, which is by faith in Jesus Christ (Philippians 3:9; Romans 10:3-4; Galatians 3:24-26). JESUS PAID IT ALL! ...
My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus Christ, my righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand,
All other ground is sinking sand.
Lordship Salvation is a foundation of sand. Misunderstood repentance (i.e., turning from sin to be saved) is a foundation of sand. These modern corrupt Devil's Bibles will instruct you how to build a house upon the sand! Dear friend, you need JESUS CHRIST, the only true foundation (1st Corinthians 3:11). We find the will of God the Father concerning salvation in John 6:40, “And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.” Please pay attention to what Jesus said! The dear Savior didn't say anything about running the race as Steve Pettit preaches. The Savior didn't bid Godspeed to such wicked evildoers as does Pastor Gary Walton at Harvest Baptist Church on Guam to Steve Pettit and John MacArthur! Jesus said the Father's will to get to Heaven is to BELIEVE ON HIM!
Some people directly asked Jesus what “works” God requires to be saved. The Savior gave them the simple answer in 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.” Dear friend, over and over and over the Bible plainly teaches us to simply BELIEVE ON HIM to be saved.
So where in the world did Ray Comfort come up with the false claim that God requires a person to LIVE A LIFESTYLE of turning away from sinful behavior to get to Heaven? Harvest Baptist Church on Guam bids Godspeed to these devils in the pulpit! Steve Pettit is friends with John MacArthur, sanctioning his doctrines of devils. Folks, none of what these wicked infidels preach is THE GOSPEL, as I have just plainly shown you. We need to get mad (Make A Difference). I have been wearied lately, lonely without a church family, all because Harvest Baptist Church on Guam has done evil against me, ostracizing me since 2014 for telling THE TRUTH (the very truths that I have shared with you in this important blog).
Kindly said, the reason why I expose these false teachers by name is not to be mean or unkind, but as a canvas to help YOU see THE TRUTH. What saith the Scripture? 1st Corinthians 11:19, “For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.” The Bible says we need heretics, so that faithful teachers like me, who preach doctrinally sound Bible can be made known. How do I know I am right? Why, it is simply because I am preaching what is taught in the King James Bible, as I have plainly shown you. What Steve Pettit is preaching is something from a bizarre episode of The Twilight Zone. Jesus commanded us to SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES in John 5:39. Please don't take my word for it, go check for yourself the inspired Word of God in the King James Bible. I love you dear reader with God's unconditional love, which is why I write these articles. I make no money and never have from my ministry. I do what I do out of LOVE. I love God, truth and all people.
Sadly, very few (and I mean very, very few) pastors care about what I am saying. Your average fundamentalist church and pastor today shamefully don't want to suffer reproach for the name of Christ (2nd Timothy 3:13). They refuse to fight, withstand and take a stand (Ephesians 6:11-13). They don't want to be put outside the gate with Jesus. Shameful pastors like Chuck Phelps, Jared Baldwin, Joe Hansen, Marty Herron, Gary Walton, and thousands more infidels like them, are all pulling on the same rope as the Devil, perverting the grace of God. I am telling THE TRUTH, faithfully, as a born-again Christian and a Bible preacher should (Jude 1:3).
I have listened to this tragic video several dozen times while writing this article, hearing the Jaws Of Life used by the courageous firemen, who are cutting through the wreckage in an attempt to extricating three bodies from twisted metal and debris. It is clear toward the end of the video that no one survived. That victim's tattooed arm sticking out of the wreckage is startling. I cannot find a word to express how it makes me feel. I am fairly certain that is the young man's arm. That is so sad and frustrating, to see someone's life gone in an instant. They had just been married. Life isn't fair! I know God is fair, but this life sure isn't. Pastor Jack Hyles preached a helpful sermon once that I often think about called: 'The Most Dangerous Question You Could Ask.' That question is “why.” Never ask God “why,” because it wasn't meant for us to understand everything in this life. That is why Philippians 4:6-7 tells us to pray about everything, and then claim the peace of God that “passeth all understanding.” That requires living BY FAITH friend. I speak to believers.
Have you been born-again dear reader? Have you ever come to a place in your life when you realized that you are a guilty sinner (Romans 3:10, 19-23), deserving of death and Hell as the penalty for your sins (Romans 6:23)? Did you acknowledge your need for the Savior, by BELIEVING the Good News (Gospel) that Christ died on the cross for your sins, was buried, and three days later He miraculously resurrected bodily from the dead? (1st Corinthians 15:1-4). If Jesus is your only hope for Heaven, and you've trusted in Him, you are eternally saved (John 6:28-29; John 6:47). Nothing more is required. Nothing more is permitted. Faith is the only righteous thing that I can do! You don't go to Heaven because of what you do, but because of what Jesus did on the cross. We are saved by God's righteousness, which is through faith in Jesus Christ, and not by our own imperfect righteousness.
Please understand that I am not saying that these three people died because of some particular sin they committed. I am not implying anything like that. What I am saying is that we live in a fallen world because of sin. Romans 5:12, “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:” When Adam chose to sin, he opened the floodgate of sin and death upon the rest of the world. That is why we are all born sinful by nature, and by choice. I am a big guilty sinner, and I admit it! I don't want to sin, but as a sinner I still do (Romans 7:14-25). It is because we live in a fallen world that bad things happen to people.
King Solomon wisely said that “time and chance happeneth to them all” (Ecclesiastes 9:11b). That is what happened in this tragic car wreck. It seems crazy that the woman driving the wrong way didn't realize what was going on, with cars driving right past her going the opposite direction. I guess we'll never know, but in this world you never know what to expect! Always be on guard and expect the unexpected. Still, no one can escape time and chance. Death could come at any moment. Revelation 6:8 speaks of a pale horse whose rider's name is Death! Grim reaper? Hebrews 10:31, “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.”
I am SO GLAD that I know my name is written in the Lamb's Book of Life. I KNOW that I am saved! I know because God promised in the Bible “TO SAVE THEM THAT BELIEVE” (1st Corinthians 1:21b). If I were among the Bob Jones University crowd today I would be terrified, with their demonic heresy of Lordship Salvation. Jesus plainly warned everyone in Matthew 7:21 that “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord (there's your Lordship Salvation heresy), shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.” John 6:40b plainly teaches that the will of the Father is to “BELIEVE ON HIM” (the Son). I believe, do you? Make sure you don't add anything to it, like the Bob Jones crowd foolishly do, requiring turning away from sinful ways. That is NOT the Father's will to be saved. The Father's will is simply to BELIEVE ON THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON (John 20:31).
The One Thing That Determines Salvation (Pastor Curtis Hutson)
The Gift Of Eternal Life Is Wrapped In The Wonderful Package Of Jesus
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“Faith is the only righteous thing
that I can do!”
—Pastor Jack Hyles, a quote from the MP3 sermon titled: “God's Reversal Of Psalm 51”
1st Corinthians 16:24, “My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.”
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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