Falsehood That Listening To Good
Christian Music Brings You Closer To God
by David J. Stewart | March 2021
I am haunted by Harvest Baptist Church of Guam everywhere I go...lol. I have a mailbox at Post Net. I don't know if the owner attends Harvest, but she is a friendly Asain lady, and the store always has Harvest's music playing from KHMG 88.1 FM.
When I was driving to Cost-U-Less the other day, I saw a man begging for money on the street corner at the ITC building. He was wearing a Harvest Baptist Academy T-shirt (the shirt lists local businesses that donate money to them). I felt sorry for him, so I handed him a Gospel tract with $20 hidden inside. I love doing that! I've read that the average pastor gets paid $80,000 a year. I'll bet Pastor Gary Walton of Harvest gets paid at least that much. I wonder if Harvest ever gave that poor man even $1. I seriously doubt it! Harvest is like a big vacuum, it sucks!
Anyway, I've often heard preachers say that listening to good Christian music makes one's heart tender toward God, and helps them walk in the Spirit. Uh, that is simply BULL CRAP! Harvest Baptist Church plays some of the best music, I think. Yet, their pastors, staff and congregation still love to hear lies! Jeremiah 5:31, “The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?” If any of my web visitors are tired of my preaching against Harvest, tough! Get used to it! I'm not backing down!!! I don't get paid a penny to do this. I don't make 80,000 a year like Gary Walton, nor do I want to. As executive president of Bob Jones University, Steve Pettit (according to online averages) is getting paid upward of $200,000 a year! Gee Willikers Batman!
Ah yes, spiritual crime pays well. Whatever happened to preachers who had a calling from God? Today most pastors are quitting, according to the Christian Law Association's recent Legal Alert. That is because they got into the clergy for the WRONG REASONS! I am a slave, like the Apostle Paul, I cannot quit. I guarantee you that if the money dried up, Harvest would sink like a brick to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. Money keeps everyone motivated. How many Christian websites would be there a year from now if the donations stopped coming in? Likely 99% of them! I've never made a single penny, and I never will. I do what I do in love—love for God, love for people, love for the truth. I don't enjoy jumping on Harvest all the time, but THERE IS A CAUSE!!!
Anyway, we're talking about Christian music. Harvest's pastors, staff and congregation love having their very own radio station. I used to listen to it, God knows my heart, until Pastor Marty Herron told me I couldn't come back to attend church. Since that very day, I have listened to secular music instead in my vehicle, and that's all I ever listen to. God knows that Harvest rejecting me as a human being caused me to reject their radio station. Why? It is simply because all that pretty Christian music is BULL CRAP!!! It doesn't make Harvest closer to God, not in the least. So why should I pollute my mind with that religious BULL CRAP? If it doesn't work for them, why the hell would I listen to it anymore? I mean, Pastors' Walton and Herron don't give a flip about me as a hurting human being, so what good is listening to that religious music all day, if doesn't mean anything to them? “Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord... No, you can't come back to our church!” They are rotten HYPOCRITES of the worst sort!!!
So no, I don't listen to their Devil's music anymore. I listen to the BeeGees, Boston, Beach Boys, Beatles and whatever else the hell I like. I like George Strait's music too...lol. If that offends you Pharisees, I don't really give a damn! Before you criticize me, please consider that I AM PREACHING THE TRUTH!!! If listening to BULL CRAP religious music that Harvest lives on, doesn't bring them closer to God, then why would I listen to it? They hypocritically sing, “How Great Thou Art” to God, while not treating me (their brother) so great. Perhaps they are not my brothers and sisters at all in the Lord. I think not. I am just some nobody that doesn't affect their $80,000 a year salary. If Christian music is going to make me a rotten selfish hypocrite like the jerks at Harvest, then NO THANKS!!! Honestly, I have more respect for the wicked members of Van Halen, than I do for the self-righteous religious hypocrites at Harvest Baptist Church of Guam.
Truly, listening to good Christian music does not bring you closer to God. Certainly good music will tender your heart, make you sweeter, and sooth the savage beast, as it did king Saul. But none of that will make your a better Christian. Saul's wickedness proves that. Harvest's apostasy proves what I say. They sing praises to God, while searching through dozens of different versions of the Bible for THE TRUTH. Folks, I have the truth in the inspired and infallible King James Bible. Harvest's pastors are still searching for the truth. I heard Pastor Herron apologize to the church congregation at Harvest. He said he wasn't surfing the internet during the special music before his sermon, he was “searching through different versions of the Bible” to prepare his scrambled egg sermon. Well, while Harvest are still searching for God's Word, I'VE FOUND IT!!! It's the good old inspired King James Bible, tried and true. We don't need any more Bibles!!!
Harvest gleefully sings their Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) every Sunday, bellowing out praises to their God, while preaching a Satanic false gospel that sends people to Hell. Lordship Salvation requires MORE than faith alone to get to Heaven. Therefore, it absolutely cannot be the Gospel. The true Gospel always points you to Christ; a false gospel always points to you. Any theology that does not offer the immediate, irrevocable and absolute assurance of salvation is WRONG! Harvest Baptist Church and Bob Jones University are preaching a counterfeit gospel. So also is Pacific Garden Mission's 'UNSHACKLED' today! I am not going to SHUT UP! I am going to SPEAK UP!!! The Devil wants us to shut up, but God wants us to speak up (Ephesians 5:11; Titus 1:10-13). I AM SPEAKING UP! I am the bad guy, the villain, The Dark Knight, the enemy, the crazy fool, the hater, the preacher that preaches!!! That is what my enemies say about me. So be it, I AM ON THE LORD'S SIDE (Joshua 24:15). And if anybody doesn't like it, go read some flake's website who doesn't have a backbone! I have some gonads! These pipsqueaks from BJU need to grow a pair.
I've just had it with all this sycophantic singing and phony worship in Neo-evangelical churches today, while they don't care about the accuracy of the Gospel, nor the purity of God's Word, nor right doctrine, nor about hurting sinners like me. Well I care damn it! Love me, hate me, criticize me, stand in line to pee of my grave when I'm dead... I am simply preaching THE TRUTH. Good Christian music is worthless is you are not pure of heart. Matthew 5:8, “Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.” The Bible doesn't say sincere people who love good music shall see God, it says that the pure in heart shall see God. Why? Because if you have a pure heart, you will heed THE TRUTH. Luke 8:15, “But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.”
The Bob Jones gang have been deceived by Satan! They have added an additional step to believing to be saved. In addition they teach that you absolutely must “repent and turn away from your sin.” That is works, not faith. That effectively is the same as keeping the law, by which no man can be saved (Romans 3:20). Whether you are required to do GOOD WORKS or cease from BAD WORKS to be saved, both are DEAD WORKS. Hebrews 6:1, “Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,” Repentance is from DEAD WORKS. What are those? Dead works are the things you've been trying to do to earn your way to Heaven. That is exactly why the false idea that a person must “repent and turn away from your sin” as Bob Jones University teaches is very wrong! No, you don't need to turn from your sin to be saved. The Bible teaches the exact oppossite—that you must repent (change your mind) from ALL YOUR WORKS to be saved.
I do listen to good Christian music at home. I know that The Beatles, Beach Boys, Boston and other popular bands are worldly, so I am not defending any of them. I like 'Till There Was You' by The Beatles. I think that is good music. But dear reader, listening to Christian music (or any kind of music) absolutely will not draw you closer to God without a pure heart for truth. John 4:24, “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” Lordship Salvation is NOT truth. Misunderstood repentance is NOT truth. Using a dozen different Bible revisions is NOT truth. Hence, you simply cannot worship God while following the commandments of men instead of God. Mark 7:9, “And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.” Kindly said, these arrogant pastors, college administrators and Bible professors in the Bob Jones cult have set themselves against God, by aligning themselves with a false gospel of partial faith in Christ plus works. If that makes me obsessed because I won't be quiet, then call the men in whites coats: Ha ha, he he, they're coming to take me away!
Remember, it was the self-righteous hypocrites in the Bob Jones crowd of Jesus' day that called Him crazy too! John 10:20, “And many of them said, He hath a devil, and is mad; why hear ye him?” Everyone has a right to their own opinion, but no one has a right to their own facts. The fact of the matter is that you cannot show me anywhere in the King James Bible where it teaches to turn away from sinning to be saved. We are saved by faith alone, by coming to Jesus Christ because we are a guilty sinner. Bob Jones University wants you to first commit to reform (clean up your life), and only then do you qualify to receive God's free gift. That is BULL CRAP theology 101. Harvest Baptist Church of Guam—you can keep your pretty Christian music at KHMG 88.1 FM that doesn't lead lost sinners to THE TRUTH of the Gospel. I'll stick with The Beatles and live in a yellow submarine!
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