One Day We Must Individually
God, and There Won't Be Anywhere to Escape!
By David J. Stewart | May 2018 | Updated June 2018
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.”
I love the preceding Bible verse. Our text verse from the book of Romans is rarely entirely quoted. Most preachers only quote the middle portion, “LET GOD BE TRUE, BUT EVERY MAN A LIAR.” Albeit, please notice the reason why we should “let God be true, but every man a liar”...so that “THOU MAYEST BE JUSTIFIED IN THY SAYINGS [i.e., the things we say].” In other words, you cannot go wrong by siding with God!!! If you stick to the inspired King James Bible, you'll be okay on Judgment Day!!! But woe unto the false teachers; such as, Ellen G. White, Herbert W. Armstrong, John MacArthur, Charles T. Russell, Joseph Smith, Albert Pike, Billy Graham, Ray Comfort, John Calvin, Mary Baker Eddy and Ron Hubbard! Their gospel is not God's Gospel!!!
Let's face it, people say a lot of things that are not true! The modern Bible versions are filled with lies! For example: John 3:16 in the Easy-To-Read Version (ERV) and the New International Version (NIV) remove the important word “begotten,” which now merely says that Jesus is God's “only son.” That is not true! Jesus is not God's only Son! According to John 1:12, every born-again believer is a son of God, “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” The inspired King James Bible accurately distinguishes this important difference by identifying the Lord Jesus Christ as the only “BEGOTTEN” Son of God!! This is just one of thousands of lies in the Alexandrian-based perversions!!!
Now, if what I just said is untrue, then I will have to answer to God in eternity for going against the Holy Scriptures; but if what I say agrees with the truth of God's Word, and I am LETTING GOD BE TRUE, BUT EVERY MAN A LIAR, then I will be justified in my sayings in my online writings. Only a fool goes against God's Word!!! It is so obvious for any sincere seeker of THE TRUTH that all of the modern Bible versions are corrupt, because you've basically got TWO sources of translation in English today: The Textus Receptus, or Westcott and Hort (Sinaiticus and Vaticanus). Here is a very helpful Bible origin flow chart (smaller chart). Truly, a picture is worth 1,000 words!
Salvation is the Most Important Insurance of All
People purchase all kinds of insurance to protect themselves, yet most of the same people are hellbound in their sins without the free gift of eternal life. Isn't that crazy? President George W. Bush and his administration brutally murdered 1,455,590 Iraqis, based upon a big admitted lie. No alleged “Weapons of Mass Destruction” (WMD's) were ever found, yet we stole Iraq's $200,000,000,000 in oil. In Exodus chapter 20, the Bible calls this type of evil, bearing false witness against thy neighbor! The Bible calls this type of evil, murdering thy neighbour! The Bible calls this type of evil, stealing! The illegal (congress never approved it) Iraqi War violated all of God's holy Ten Commitments!
After the brutal bloodbath, the insanely corrupt U.S. Justice Department granted clemency to the Bush Administration, ensuring that at no future point could anyone ever come back and prosecute the Bush Administration for their crimes against humanity. Ah, but praise be God in Heaven, those wicked people cannot escape the imminent judgment of God. Ecclesiastes 5:8, “If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter: for he that is higher than the highest regardeth; and there be higher than they.” NO ONE can escape the eyes, judgment, wrath and punishment of our holy God!!! The only escape from Hell is through THE BLOOD of Jesus. Romans 5:9, “Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.”
Hebrews 10:31, “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.” All men ought to fear God. I fear God. To “fear” literally means to be afraid of God, as a child would fear a good father's wrath if he does wrong. If we have submitted to the righteousness of God (Romans 10:3-4), “which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith” (Philippians 3:9b), then we need not fear eternal damnation as the lost man does. If we willfully sin as believers, we ought to fear “the terror of the Lord” at the Judgment Seat of Christ (2nd Corinthians 5:10-11). Yet, our loving, just and merciful Savior promises in 1st Corinthians 11:31, “For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.”
Slackdog, Indifferent, Pastors Who Promote Error Won't Escape God's Judgment
Those pastors today who repeatedly ignore warnings from Christians about the satanic Alexandrian Bible perversions, have blood on their hands, of those people who have become victims of the modern corrupt translations, which lead people astray from the truth of the Gospel. For example: Take a look at what the ungodly Easy-To-Read Version (ERV) does to corrupt Mark 1:15. The ERV literally teaches that to be saved, you MUST “change your hearts and your lives.” Does the Bible require changing our life to get saved? If you believe that, you are not saved my friend! It is as simple as that. The indwelling Holy Spirit changes our life after we get saved, not as a requirement to be saved. False prophetess Ellen G. White (1827-1915) and the Seventh-day Adventist religious cult, errantly teach that a person MUST live a transformed life to get to Heaven. This is reformation, not regeneration!
Anyone who teaches sinners that they must “turn from sins” to be saved, is espousing a false Gospel of reformation. Salvation is the free gift of God (Romans 6:23). Jesus Christ became the sacrifice for all mankind on the cross (John 3:16), to pay the debt owed to God the Father for our many sins (2nd Corinthians 5:21); but He paid for OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS TOO! Yes, He certainly did! Jesus didn't bleed, suffer and die on the cross for our sins, but also for our goodness. It is important to understand this truth, so that we will know that salvation is entirely of the Lord (Jonah 2:9), without human effort in the least (Ephesians 2:8-10). The best righteous efforts that we can offer to God are as filthy rags in His holy sight. Isaiah 64:6, “But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.”
It is solely what Christ did through the cross of Calvary that redeems a man, and not anything that a sinful man can do for God. God doesn't save anyone who is TRYING to be saved; He only saves those who are TRUSTING to be saved. Salvation is received, not achieved. Indifference is a major problem in the churches today. Snobby pastors have become so accustomed to having dozens of counterfeit Bible versions today, and multiple plans of salvation circulating in the churches, that they've become disillusioned concerning THE TRUTH. I am tired of kindly showing Baptist pastors doctrinal heresy in their church's tracts, and then the pastor continues to distribute those corrupt tracts. That either tells me the pastor disagrees with me, and doesn't think the tract is corrupt, or else he just doesn't care about THE TRUTH. Woe unto such a pastor, because if I am right, he is promoting heresy!
The heresy of Calvinism is being promoted by thousands of Baptist churches today, and the average independent Baptist pastor doesn't have a problem with it, but he should.
For example: Here's what SDA's errantly teach concerning salvation...
Nor do we have the right to say for sure whom God will save. Given the kinds of people Jesus brushed shoulders with (thieves, the demon-possessed and prostitutes), it's a safe bet that there will be people in heaven that you and I wouldn't have selected to go there. ... God does want us to be good. Determinedly wicked people aren't trusting in Jesus, or they wouldn't do the things they do. [emphasis added]
SOURCE: Seventh-day Adventist Church: How To Know You're Saved
What saith the Scripture? 1st John 5:13, “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.” As you can clearly see, contrary to the SDA's, God's Word teaches we can “KNOW” we're safely and forever saved. If your only hope and trust is in Christ's sacrifice for your sins on the cross, believing that He resurrected three days later and is alive today, you are saved!!! If Jesus is dead today, then he would have been no more than a sinful mortal man. However, if Christ is alive, then He is the risen Savior, the Son of God, our heavenly High Priest, Who is interceding on the Father's right hand for the saints (Hebrews 4:14-16; Romans 8:34; Colossians 3:1). THE PRECIOUS LORD JESUS CHRIST IS GLORIOUSLY RISEN!!!!!!!
God Sees the Little Things, the Evil and the Good
Lawyers and judges commonly use all sorts of legal forms to protect themselves, because of their shady dealings behind close doors. Yet, not one of them can escape the intense scrutiny and judgment of a holy God in Heaven. Proverbs 5:21, “For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and he pondereth all his goings.” Proverbs 15:3, “The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.” God sees all evil doings! God sees all the little good things that we do, or don't do! God sees the door that we hold for the person behind us. I always hold doors for men and women, showing courtesy. God sees the $5 we hand to a homeless person. God sees the litter that we pick up on the ground because we care, the little creature on the sidewalk that we don't step on just became we can, the car that we let take the only empty parking space, someone else's shopping cart that we bring from the parking lot back into the store, and the person we tell that God loves them because He does! God doesn't miss a thing! Nothing ever occurs to God.
The Lord never needs to remember, because He is omniscient and never forgets. God never gets tired, never takes a nap, and never needs a timeout. When we are sleeping, God is watching over us intently (Psalms 139:1-6), monitoring every heartbeat, because He gives us the very breath that we breathe. Daniel 5:23b, “...the God in whose hand thy breath is, and whose are all thy ways, hast thou not glorified.” It is a sin not to glorify God in everything that we do.
I stopped at KFC yesterday and bought some BBQ chicken, something new (and it was goood!). While ordering, the island woman spoke with an accent and I couldn't understand her. Instead of saying that I couldn't understand her, speak up, I kindly said (as I always do), “My ears are not too good, can you please repeat that slowly!” That is love my friend. Love is an assistant pastor not hanging up his theology degree on his office wall, because his pastor doesn't have one to hang up! That is loyalty and love. We need that so much today in our churches! I see too many churches, like the Bob Jones clique on Guam at the Harvest Baptist Church (HBC), who only care about their little select group. If you're not part of their clique, you're nobody!
God sees those little things that define who we are, the little things that we do for others. I pray for my neighbors often, and I love them all with God's unconditional love, as I do everyone. Romans 13:10, “Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.” As Christians we are commanded to be “wise as serpents, and harmless as doves” (Matthew 10:16). There is a fine line between faith and foolishness! God's wisdom helps us discern between the two. James 1:5, “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” We have a good God!!!
Outside the Gate With Jesus for Telling the Truth
I know how that pain feels, being outside the gate with Jesus (and yet I rejoice to suffer with Christ, that one day I may be glorified with the Lord as He promised in Romans 8:17, “And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.” The Lord was despised and rejected by His own, just as I have been rejected by my own at Harvest Baptist Church (HBC) on Guam, because I stood for THE TRUTH. It really does matter what we believe and teach. It is not okay to promote two different plans of salvation, as if either one is acceptable (i.e., Calvinism verses the Gospel).
Respectfully, the pastor of Harvest Baptist Church on Guam kindly told me in 2014 that I could pass out Gospel tracts by Dr. Curtis Hutson, but then he openly promotes and passes out study materials by Dr. John MacArthur in the church! Folks, these two preachers are MILES APART IN THEIR PHILOSOPHY OF SALVATION!!! Here is what Dr. Curtis Hutson believes; and conversely, here is what Dr. John MacArthur believes! My point is that Harvest Baptist Church has TWO GOSPELS floating around!!! And that is simply because THEY HAVE TWO SOURCES FOR THE BIBLES THAT THEY USE!!! The modern corrupt Bibles, such as the Easy-To-Read Version (ERV), which Harvest Baptist Church foolishly uses, comes from the tainted Alexandrian manuscripts! Here's a helpful flow chart showing the origin of today's Bible versions (a larger chart). The modern perversions teach the heresy of Lordship Salvation in Romans 10:9, corrupting the Scriptures. Somebody needs to care! Somebody needs to expose heresy and heretics by name! Somebody needs to “earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints” (Jude 1:3).
Bob Jones University (BJU) is a spiritual cancer in America, a rotting corpse in fundamentalism that has long passed its effectiveness for the cause of Christ. BJU is a mere religious business today, where students obtain a degree to secure a career. This is true of 97% of today's Bible colleges and preacher's cemeteries!!! Sadly, so-called “Bible” colleges like Pensacola Christian College, Bob Jones University, Moody Bible Institute, Crown Bible College, Ambassador Bible College (Evangelist Ron Comfort), Hyles-Anderson College, and others, all foolishly DENY the inspiration of the King James Bible. Just as Dr. Al Lacy warned everyone about Dr. James Melton who denies the verbal inspiration of the Word of God, so also do I warn you about Evangelist Sam Gipp and any other preacher who claims that we don't have an inspired Bible today!!!
My intent is never to criticize anyone; but rather, to uphold the reliability and perfection of God's Word. If the Bible is not inspired, then it is not perfect, and if it is not perfect, then it is open to the correction of modern scholars! That is exactly what has happened with the publication of hundreds of English Bible versions. These modern-day ungodly translators and publishers all have one thing in common, which is a denial of the inspiration of the Holy Bible. It is that errant belief that enables them to continue butchering the Word of God in an endless attempt to correct it!!! The Holy Bible doesn't need to be rewritten, it needs to be reread!!!
Folks, if the Holy Bible is not inspired, then God didn't author it and it is unreliable! The insane idea today (which came from stupid intellectuals) that God gave men His perfect Word only in the originals (i.e., in Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek), but then those words became diminished, tainted and corrupted is of the Devil!!! Dr. Peter Ruckman has authored some brilliant books in defense of the King James Bible, including, The Alexandrian Cult Series!
I 100% agree with Dr. Jack Hyles that any church which does not believe in the verbal inspiration of the Holy Bible is not a New Testament church! That means Harvest Baptist Church is NOT a New Testament church, because they use multiple Bible versions that conflict with each other (i.e., the Textus Receptus verses the Sinaiticus Greek), and deny that we have an inspired Bible today. The former originated from Antioch, Syria but the latter originated from Alexandria, Egypt. The manuscripts from Egypt attack the deity of Jesus, remove the Godhead, diminish Jesus' preeminence and secularize the Word of God. Like Bob Jones University (of which Harvest's pastors are all alumni), they deny the verbal inspiration of the King James Bible. Anyone who denies the inspiration of the Holy Bible has been inspired by demons!!!
Fear God and Keep His Commandments
Ecclesiastes 8:12-13, “Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him: But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he feareth not before God.”
People (whether individually, businesses, government, churches) are prone to lie to protect themselves. Businesses think they are so clever to manipulate people with tons of fine print, and shady dishonest advertising that exploits weakness in human nature to maximize company profits. God sees that type of wickedness, and He will hold people individually accountable for how they treat others (Matthew 7:1-2; Matthew 12:36). Read about a 90 year old woman who shot herself to death to avoid foreclosure by ungodly banksters!!! Hell will be filled with the tyrannical thugs and thieves behind the Federal Reserve Banking system! Millions of people are victims of evil people, but “God Hears The Cry!” If we are to avoid unpleasant judgment in eternity, then we must “let God be true, but every man a liar”...so that “THOU MAYEST BE JUSTIFIED IN THY SAYINGS.” This holds true for the saved and the unsaved.
The unsaved man at the Great White Throne of Judgment will not be able to escape the wrath of God against his unbelief. We see this truth emphasized in Matthew 7:21-23, where a group of sincere religious people were damned to Hell forever. These religious people did “many wonderful works” and preached in Jesus' name; yet they failed to do God's will, which is to believe solely on the Son of God. 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.” There will be NO EXCUSES on judgment day!!! If you try to merit your way into Heaven by keeping the law (aka, “turning from sins” or “repenting of sins”), or by partaking of sacraments (e.g., water baptism and holy communism), or by committing your life to serve Christ, or “SOME OTHER WAY” (John 10:1), the Bible calls you “A THIEF AND A ROBBER” (John 10:1).
Oh, my friend, nothing else will matter at the end of this temporarily earthly life except our obedience to God's Word. I feel sorry for the fool who disregards the Word of God. John 14:17, “Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.” The unsaved person cannot see the blessed Holy Spirit, because they don't know Him; but we know Him as born-again believers, because He indwells us (Romans 8:9; 1st John 3:24). The world is missing out. Time is running out. Life is short, Hell is hot, and eternity is a long time!!!
EVERYONE must one day individually answer to God (Romans 14:10-12). NO ONE can escape God's judgment. The elite—the wealthy, the affluent, presidents, judges, senators, actors, scholars, Luciferians, the famous, pastors, scientists, theologians, executives, the movers and shakers of this world—won't be able to appeal to their friends, buddies, judges, Freemasons, politicians, those in high places of power, to help them escape the judgment and wrath of a holy God! We must ALL stand account one day, a day of reckoning, before The Judge of the universe and all time! Isaiah 45:9, “Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioned it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?” Job 4:17, “Shall mortal man be more just than God? shall a man be more pure than his maker?”
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.”
“It is impossible to enslave mentally or socially a Bible-reading people. The principles of the Bible are the groundwork of human freedom.” —Horace Greeley (1811-1872)
Souls Are Dying!
Mark 1:15: “...repent ye, and believe the gospel.”
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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