By David J. Stewart
"For the time will come
when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own
lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching
ears." —2nd Timothy 4:3
Max Lucado is a best-selling Christian author
and well-known minister. Lucado has written 60 books with over 65 million
copies in print, and currently serves as senior minister at Oak Hills
Church (formerly Oak Hills Church of Christ) in San Antonio,
Lucado was named “America's
Pastor” by apostate Christianity Today magazine and in 2005
was named by demonic Reader's Digest as “The Best
Preacher in America.”
Mr. Lucado has been featured on The Fox News Channel, NBC
Nightly News, Larry King Live, USA Today, and a bunch of
other worldly demonic shows.
Luke 6:26, “Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of
you! for so did their fathers to THE FALSE PROPHETS.”
concert tour with apostates
James 4:4 identifies Max Lucado
as an enemy of God, since he is a friend of the carnal
world. Lucado's books are
regularly on the New York Times Best Seller List. He
has been featured speaker at the National Prayer Breakfast
(where so-called “prayers” are read from a piece of paper,
prewritten and not from the heart). It's all a bunch of
heathen formalism, Modernism, Liberalism, sinful hypocrisy and ecumenical uniting by error.
God wants us to divide over truth rather than unite by error
Tragically, Max Lucado is an ecumenical false
prophet, who teaches the Church of Christ's false doctrine that salvation
is SEALED by baptism. Lucado deceitfully claims that he doesn't believe
Baptismal Regeneration; yet he teaches that water baptism is essential
to be signing and sealed...
effectively seals our salvation."
God signs and seals our conversion to him."
On Max Lucado's website, in the article
Baptism: The Demonstration of Devotion, Lucado states:
“Baptism separates the
tire kickers from the car buyers.”
Those are some dangerous words. So if you don't
get water baptized, then you're only kicking the tires of salvation; but not
buying it? That what Max is teaching! How much clearer could it be that Max
is teaching Baptismal Regeneration.
Clearly, Lucado believes that water baptism is
essential in some way to salvation. He speaks out of both sides of his
mouth, which is exactly what ALL Ecumenical, New World Order [NWO], false prophets do!
What's a NWO order false prophet? These are greedy men who have been
selected by Freemasons to corrupt the masses.
Regeneration is a demonic doctrine of devils, a works-based salvation.
The Bible NEVER tells anyone to be water baptized in order to be saved. Max
Lucado teaches that baptism seals our salvation. That is not what the Bible
teaches. The Bible teaches that those who BELIEVE are sealed with the Holy
Spirit. Ephesians 1:13, “In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the
word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye
believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise.”
Max Lucado stated from the moment he took over
as pastor of Oak Hills Church of Christ in 1988 that he wouldn't take a
salary; yet he has consecutively written 2 books per year for the past
22-years, making himself VERY wealthy, and is often on the New York
Times Best Seller List. You don't get books sold that easy unless
someone is promoting, nurturing and supporting your works. Satan is in the
The following quote came from the Oak Hills
Church of Christ official Internet web site — updated 7/15/95; copied
7/12/96; and re-verified 2/98 (The Oak Hills Church pulled this
statement from their web site in 1999, apparently due to complaints from
evangelicals, and replaced it with a rather generic statement):
"It is necessary
to respond to God's free offer of salvation by faith, repentance, and
baptism. As we confess Christ as our Lord and are baptized by
immersion, God meets us, forgives our sins and gives us the gift of the
Holy Spirit that empowers each of us." (Emphases added.)
This is typical Church of Christ false
doctrine. Most Christians are not aware that Max Lucado is the pastor
of the Oak Hills Church of Christ. Sadly, most Christians are not
even aware that the Church of Christ adds water baptism to the
Gospel; thus, perverting it.
Lucado falsely teaches that water baptism is an
initial sign of being saved. There is NO such teaching in the Bible...
"True believers not
only offer their sins, they yield their wills to Christ. Baptism is the
initial test of a believing heart."
1st John 5:13 tells us clearly WHY the
Apostle John wrote his Epistle... so that we could KNOW that we have eternal
life. Interestingly, John never mentions "baptism" even once.
The bottom line is that Max Lucado
straddles-the-fence on the issue of water baptism, speaking out of both
sides of his mouth. As you just read from the quote I gave you, Lucado
teaches that being baptized is the first test of a believing heart. Test of
what? Salvation? According to Lucado, yes. He says you're only kicking car
tires, but not buying, if you don't get baptized.
There is no test my friend concerning
salvation. If you refuse to be baptized because you are afraid to be
immersed in water, God understands and it will not prevent you from being
saved at all. In fact, maybe you just don't feel like getting baptized,
which will not hinder you from being saved. To clarify, the Bible does teach
believer's baptism, and you should be baptized as soon as possible and join
a local Bible-believing church (preferably Independent Fundamental
Baptist); but baptism is only for believers. If you refuse to get
water baptized FOR WHATEVER REASON, you are still saved, because you didn't
have to get dunked into water in the first place to be saved.
Don't let Max Lucado confuse you. Whereas he
makes a big deal over water baptism, hardly any mention is made of water
baptism throughout the various Epistles to the churches. Paul even
proclaimed that Jesus DIDN'T send him to baptize; but to preach the Gospel
instead (1st Corinthians 1:17). Paul further stated that he was GLAD that he
didn't baptize any of the church members at Corinth (1st Corinthians
1:14). Any preacher who cannot separate salvation from water baptism in his
Gospel is a liar and false prophet.
Multi-Millionaire False Prophet
Pastor Max Lucado says water baptism separates the tire kickers from the
car buyers. This is ANOTHER GOSPEL, just as Lordship Salvation is ANOTHER
GOSPEL. This heresy is called “Baptismal Regeneration,” that is, they teach
that water baptism is required to be regenerated (born again). Lutherans teach
a variation of this. Like most false prophets, they speak with a
forked-tongue. While saying that water baptism is not necessary to be saved,
they turn around and say that water baptism is the saving mechanism through
which one's faith is demonstrated. So while testifying that water baptism does
not save, at the same time they say if you're really saved you'll get
baptized. It's a Catch-22 situation, in which you must be water baptized to be
declared justified in God's eyes, which is another Gospel. Keep in mind that
Pastor Lucado is a Church of Christ minister, who admittedly changed the name
of their church in 2003 to escape numerous stigmas associated with the of
Church of Christ denomination.
Mr. Lucado has
painstakingly avoided revealing his net worth online, but admittedly has sold
over 92,000,000 copies of his books (over 100 that he's authored in 54
languages). Do the math. If his books sell for $12 each, that's
$1,104,000,000!!! (one billion, one hundred and four million, dollars). It's
ridiculous that numerous websites brag that Pastor Lucado hasn't taken a church
salary since 1990. Yeah right, Lucado's personal net worth must be in the
tens-of-millions. Mega sellout, Billy Graham, has a personal net worth of
$25,000,000. Mega heretic Pastor John MacArthur was paid $246,586 in 2013 by
Grace To You. Man of God? Jesus plainly taught in Luke 16:13 that NO
MAN can serve God and mammon (wealth). 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 don't trust any so-called “man of God” whose annual income is more than the
average hard-working American earns IN A LIFETIME.
Max Lucado Requires Confession For
In Max Lucado's heretical book, “3:16—THE
NUMBERS OF HOPE” (published by Thomas Nelson, 2007) he makes it
clear that doesn’t really believe that faith in Christ alone brings eternal
life; but rather, teaches that public confession is also required for
Notice the following ridiculous prayer for
salvation that Max Lucado gives. THE GOSPEL is defined in 1st
Corinthians 15:1-4 as the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus
Christ. Max Lucado doesn't mention any of these three elements in his prayer
for salvation. Is choosing the Father salvation? Also, carefully notice that
Max Lucado has been corrupted by modern corrupt Bibles. Jesus is God's only
BEGOTTEN Son, but all modern Bible remove the word “begotten” from
John 3:16. Every born-again believer is an adopted son of God (John 1:12).
So Jesus cannot be God's one and only Son...
"Father, I believe you love this
world. You gave your one and only Son so I can live forever with
you. Apart from you, I die. With you, I live. I choose life. I
NUMBERS OF HOPE, by Max Lucado; Nelson Publishers, pg. 129, 2007
The preceding prayer would send a person to
Hell forever, by mislead them into thinking they were really saved. THE
GOSPEL is defined in 1st Corinthians 15:1-4 as Christ's death on the
cross for our sins, His burial and
bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ. To be saved, a person must receive the Gospel
of Jesus Christ as full-payment for their sins. Max Lucado doesn't mention any of
these three elements in his prayer for salvation. No doubt, Lucado believes
these things, but his wording is dangerous.
Max Lucado goes on to errantly state that
confession is required for salvation, otherwise you're a stowaway he says, and not a
legitimate passenger aboard the ship of eternal life...
"If you aren’t
sure you’ve told him, you haven’t. We can’t get on board and not know
it. Nor can we get on board and hide it. No stowaways permitted.
Christ-followers go public with their belief. We turn from bad
behavior to good (repentance). We stop following our passions and salute
our new captain (confession). We publicly demonstrate our devotion
We don’t keep our choice a
secret. Why would we? We’re on our way home for Christ’s sake."
NUMBERS OF HOPE, by Max Lucado; Nelson Publishers, pg. 129, 2007
This is classic heresy where something is ADDED
to the Gospel. Max Lucado deceitfully claims to believe that salvation is by
grace through faith, but then he says that you must profess your faith
openly because no stowaways are permitted! Lucado says, those who genuinely believe will go public with their
faith. This is a false plan of salvation! We read in John 10:42-43 that many
of the chief rulers believed on Christ, but they DID NOT CONFESS HIM,
because they were afraid of the Pharisees kicking them out of the synagogue.
Clearly, they were saved, but loved the praise of men more than the praise
of God. Confessing Christ openly to others is not a requirement to be saved.
Eternal life is a totally free gift, that you simply BELIEVE to obtain.
Remember, Mr. Lucado is a Church of Christ
minister. They changed the name of their church a few years back. Max Lucado clearly says that a person
cannot believe in Christ and hide it—that “Christ-followers go public with their
belief.” Clearly, Max Lucado doesn’t believe that salvation is by grace
through faith in Christ alone PLUS NOTHING! Every preacher who climbs aboard
the apostasy bandwagon of ecumenism—waters-down his sermonettes, hides his
true beliefs, and does everything possible to promote unity, love and
cooperation between the different religious denominations. The end result is
more apostasy, confusion and victory for Satan in our churches. Since Max
Lucado dropped mention of the Church of Christ from their church's name,
membership has drastically increased.
Max Lucado teaches a corrupt plan of salvation
of partial faith in Christ plus human effort. The truth of John 3:16—that whoever believeth
on Him hath everlasting
life—now becomes the perverted message that only whoever believes on Christ
and openly confesses Him before men, and get water baptized, are legally permitted onboard! Max
Lucado's plan of salvation has FINE PRINT my friend, a disclaimer which
negates his claims of salvation by faith alone.
Make No Difference Tour
Notice at the top of the following photo that
World Vision is sponsoring this apostate group on their tour.
World Vision promotes Population control...
They Should call it the... “Make
More Money Tour,” because that's all these imposters are doing.
VISION” SUPPORTS POPULATION CONTROL
March 2, 1999
(Life Site News) - World Vision, a member of the Evangelical Council for
Financial Accountability, calls itself “the largest privately funded,
faith-based relief and development organization in the United States.”
Despite its popularity and respected image, however, World Vision is
generating criticism because of its support for population control.
A 1995 World Vision policy document called “Health and Healing,”
reported that “World Vision will supplement governmental and other NGO
[non-governmental organization] efforts in making modern family planning
methods available to the couples. ... These include copper IUDs, pills,
Furthermore, according to a recent article in WORLD, an American
Christian magazine, an internal survey of the organization last year
revealed that “all responding NOs [national offices] are engaged in some
type of family planning-related activity, either as a straightforward
family planning or reproductive health project or buried within child
survival, maternal health, or women's health activities.”
WORLD also notes that $55 million of World Vision's $241 million revenue
last year came from the U.S. Agency for International Development
(USAID) — a group notorious for promoting population control in the
There is so much apostasy, corruption and evil
in the world today, it is mind boggling. Everything and anything that has
anything to do with the United Nations is evil to the core. World Vision
leaders have met with UN leaders to ask how they can help. Yeah, they said,
go prevent more children and reduce the population. World Vision is a front
organization for population control. Why is Max Lucado and his misfit
sidekicks promoting this type of evil?
Jesus is Not a “Funky Freak” as TobyMac
True Christians honor the name of Jesus. They
don't go around referring to Jesus as a funky freak. Here's the lyrics to
tobyMac's pathetic song . . .
Give me that rock
That hip, that rock
Give me that funky
Yo stick it in red
We got the cred
No need to say what's already been said
Don't need to please
When we got the proof
We be on our knees
When we raise the roof
'Cause we got the
Wow pow mix of flavor
We got the funky Jesus blazer
Come get it now
Won't be a sequel
None of that mumbo jumbo
Give me that hip hop funk soul
Give me that funky Jesus music
Give me that soulful gumbo
Did TobyMac say, “None of that mumbo jumbo”?
That's all his lyrics are... total mumbo-jumbo trash. We got the funky Jesus blazer? What kind of talk
I looked up the world “funky” in a dictionary and
here's what it said:
- Offensively malodorous
- (of jazz) having the soulful feeling of
- In a state of cowardly fright
I don't find any of those characteristics in the
Scriptures describing my Lord and Savior. It is dishonoring to portray the
holy Savior as being funky. Jesus is the precious holy Savior. It was evil
men who called Jesus a liar, crazy and demon-possessed. The righteous called
him Christ, the Son of God.
Max Lucado and every one of the performers
mentioned (Third Day, Michael W. Smith, and TobyMac) are part of the New
World Order. They all promote breaking down barriers, to unite the different
religions together as one. NOT ONE of them will criticize the evil Catholic
all teach a false ecumenical Gospel that the Catholics also teach.
TobyMac has openly said
it was an honor to perform for the Pope. These men are imposters,
masquerading as Christians who want to make a difference. But make a
difference for who? The truth is that they are only making a difference for
Satan, leading the churches into further apostasy, leading people into
rather than Biblical doctrine and true salvation. Everywhere these men go,
churchgoers start bobbling their heads, swaying their hands in the air, for
a Rock concert EXPERIENCE. They are serving the Devil. Then Max Lucado gets
up and teaches the audience to unite with the Catholic Church. God hates
what they're doing!
Water Baptism is Not a Sacrament
(no Grace is bestowed)
Max Lucado errantly teaches that there are
“Christians participate in
two God-ordained sacraments that celebrate what God has done for us:
communion and baptism.”
The term “sacrament” is not found in the
Bible. A sacrament differs from an ordinance in that a sacrament supposedly
bestows some special grace (power) upon the participant. In the case of Max
Lucado and the Hillside Church of Christ (which they renamed
to Hillside Church); they teach that water baptism signs and seals
salvation. The Bible does NOT teach that there are any special powers to
being water baptized. You are getting a bath my friend, that's all. Baptism
is important, just as a wedding ring is significant in what it symbolizes;
but it is not mandatory, nor essential.
Mr. Lucado magnifies water baptism where the
Bible does not...
“The human mind explaining
baptism is like a harmonica interpreting Beethoven: the music is too
majestic for the instrument. No scholar or saint can fully appreciate
what this moment means in heaven.”
The Bible teaches that there is “joy in the
presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth” (Luke 15:10).
Clearly, the saints are the one's rejoicing. The Bible doesn't say that
getting water baptized causes joy. Lucado says baptism is too great to
explain, but he needs to read the Bible then, because Romans 6:3-4 tells us
exactly what water baptism is... “Know ye not, that so many of us as were
baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are
buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up
from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in
newness of life.” Water baptism is one's public profession of
faith, plain and simple.
There is no special rejoicing in Heaven when a
person is water baptized, and not one Scripture can be used to support
Lucado's claim. Luke 15:10 teaches that there is joy when a person repents,
i.e., turns to Jesus Christ by faith to be forgiven of their sins. There is
joy when a person gets saved.
Max Lucado is very subtle, like Satan; he
teaches that a person doesn't need to be water baptized to be saved, but
then he says that anyone who refuses to be water baptized is showing that
they've never been saved. It's a catch 22.
Max Lucado is a Church of Christ
Max Lucado is hiding the fact that he is a
Church of Christ minister...
Recently, his church,
which has some 5,000 members, even changed its name from "Oak Hills
Church of Christ" to simply "Oak Hills Church."
As a result of
Lucado's deception, naive churchgoers have embraced Mr. Lucado's heresies...
Christians of all
denominations have embraced Lucado's work. He has written more than 50
books — with more than 39 million in print — including his latest,
"Come Thirsty," (W Publishing Group) which came out last year.
Max Lucado's teachings are dangerous. Lucado was a speaker at the 1995
Christian Booksellers Association
(CBA) Convention. Lucado gave a call to unity among Christians across
denominational lines. Likening Christians to sailors on the same boat with
“one captain” and “one destination,” Lucado urged acceptance between
Protestants and Catholics, Baptists, and Presbyterians (Reported in the
12/95, Fundamentalist Digest).
Max Lucado is an unsaved
Modernist who is
actively corrupting America's churches. Any minister who promotes
acceptance of the damnable Catholic religion is of the Devil. The
Devil is using ecumenical ministers to promote sinful compromise between
believers and the unsaved. The Word of God commands us to divide over
truth, rather than being united by error (2nd Corinthians 6:14-17). Titus
1:10-13 tells us to rebuke them sharply (i.e., with authority). That
is what I am doing by God's grace.
The Doctrine of Christ is Virtually
On Max Lucado's website, he has written a
series of articles; none that I found promote the DOCTRINE OF CHRIST...
The Doctrine of Christ is critically important.
Oak Hills Church
claims to believe basic doctrines; such as the Godhead, virgin birth,
sinless life, inspiration of the Scriptures, salvation by grace through
faith, et cetera; but from 99% of everything they teach, promote and make
visibly public, you'd never know what they believe. You shouldn't have to go
dig for what they believe. They do this to thwart criticism and fool
conservative Christian groups, such as Independent Fundamental Baptists.
This is a tactic used by the Devil, i.e., by ecumenicals who claim to
believe like true Christians; while promoting something entirely different
throughout their works and ministries. It's not what ecumenical teach that
is so dangerous; it is WHAT THEY DON'T TEACH!!! Once you understand
this, then you'll see why they are so dangerous.
Read what the Bible has to say about the
all-important Doctrine of Christ. 2nd John 2:9-10, “Whosoever
transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of
Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in
the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father
and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine,
receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed.” What
exactly is the Doctrine of Christ? It is everything that the Bible teaches
concerning the precious Savior; including, but not limited to, Jesus' deity,
Godhead, eternal punishment for Christ-rejecters, virgin birth, sinless
life, death, burial, bodily resurrection, literal blood sacrifice, bodily
ascension into Heaven, and so forth. A ministry should preach these
doctrines continually and without apology. From looking and reading Max
Lucado's works, it seems that the Doctrine of Christ is a mere formality.
Good luck finding anything about judgment or eternal punishment on the
Oak Hills Church (which is a Church of Christ) website!
Max Lucado—Servant of the New World
Photo to right: Max
Lucado's 2009, FEARLESS, clearly showing the Masonic pyramid. Just as
Rick Warren, who is an Illuminati plant, so
is Max Lucado. These are dangerous Ecumenical false prophets. Ecumenical
meaning they want to unite all denominations in error; speaking the truth in
one breath, while uniting with liars in the next.
America has been infected with dime-a-dozen,
smiling, happy-go-lucky, imposters who claim to be proclaiming God's
message. In reality, they are serving themselves, making millions-of-dollars from the ignorant public. In John 5:39 Jesus commanded for us
to SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES! Instead, people search for the latest
New York Times Bestseller. These sinister ministers preach
about love, joy, and forgiveness; BUT, they don't mention sin, Hellfire,
judgment and repentance toward God! Oh sure, they mention some of this in
their official doctrinal statement, buried in all their love and unity
rhetoric; but it is all sinful compromise!
Illuminati pyramid to the right says a thousand words!
The Great Pyramid is an occult symbol showing one's allegiance to the NWO.
Far top left: Notice the audio CD cover by Church of Christ minister, Max
Lucado. Satan is
Here's 6 more Max Lucado books with hidden Masonic Pyramids. The occult
loves to hide symbols in plain view. The pyramid, I think, represents the
unfinished tower and city of Babel.
Satan wants to finish what he started thousands of years
ago, uniting mankind against God in
Luciferian worship. Just as Nebuchadnezzar used an image (Daniel 3:5-7),
and demanded worship at the sound of the music, so will the Antichrist do
the same (Revelation 13:15). It is uncanny that we are seeing IMAGES all
over the place today, in our faces, but hidden. There is no denying the use
of the Illuminati pyramid, and here is an occult book which evidences this
Named “America's pastor” in 2005 by Christianity Today,
MAX LUCADO produced
his New World Order FEARLESS in 2009. Notice the pyramid and
the capstone (far left). Occultists like to hide their symbols in plain view
to mock the stupidity of the public who are not enlightened. Occultists are
arrogant, evil and haters of God. I'm not saying that Max Lucado is an
occultist, nor a hater of God; but he is definitely a servant of the New
World Order, promoting interdenominational unity (which means true
Christians are being asked to unite with unsaved Catholics and other
unbelievers in apostasy).
We are living in a generation that wrongly
preaches forgiveness without repentance. There can be no salvation
without repentance. Now, a person does not have to forsake their sins
to be saved; but they do need to become GUILTY before God (Romans 3:19),
realizing their condemnation under God's Law as a sinner and justly deserved
penalty of Hellfire. Repentance is a change of mind that causes us to
turn to the Lord Jesus Christ to save us from our sins. If a person is
genuinely saved, then a changed-life should follow (2nd Corinthians 5:17;
James 2:18). Most people who claim to be "Christian" today are still
hellbound in their sins. They have churchianity without Christianity,
religion without truth.
The preachers who Satan is promoting the most
nowadays are the best “ear-ticklers.”
2nd Timothy 4:3 WARNS: “For the time
will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their
own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears”
(2nd Timothy 4:3). Max Lucado is an ear-tickler, just like Joel Osteen
and Rick Warren. They tell people what they want to hear, i.e.,
messages of health, wealth and prosperity. In Matthew 10:34 Jesus said, “Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send
peace, but a sword.” What does this mean? It means that
the truth hurts! It means that the truth often causes church splits,
family breakups and persecution for those who uphold it. The truth has
few friends these days. Modernist preachers talk much about the word “truth”; but they speak lies of deceit.
Lucado was chosen by the Ecumenical Movement, which is led by Freemasons, to
recruit people into their apostate one-world religious movement. Thousands
of men and women have been selected. They have been promised fame, fortune
and all of life's pleasures in exchange for selling out. This is why their
books are always featured on the New York Times Best Seller List.
Lucado has authored (or perhaps used a ghost author as many of them do), two
books per year for the past 25-years. They're all filthy rich
multi-millionaires from selling apostate books that lead people away from
the Bible and the truth that really matters.
false prophet of the Ecumenical Movement walks around smiling; when they
ought to be angry over sin with a sermon to preach. Joel Osteen is such a
big phony. His girly-boy appearance and psychology-based sermonettes never
get anybody saved. When I hear a pastor saying that he wants to increase his
church growth from 10,000 up to 15,000... then I know he is going to
sinfully compromise and trim his sermons to draw a wider base of apostates.
Sad to say, it's all about money (1st Timothy 6:10). The more money
successful people get, the more security they need, and thus more money and
A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
Lucado's church hides their official statement of faith on their website,
but it is there nonetheless, to fool their Bible-believing critics. Many
faithful Bible believers get stumped when everything that they hear, see and
smell about a false prophet is rotten; but then his statement of faith looks
perfect. That's a smokescreen cover-up. They know exactly what they are
doing. It is evil.
Ecumenicalists, or what we sometimes call “neo-evangelicals” (new
evangelicals) are notorious for speaking out of both sides of their mouth;
saying one thing here, and something totally contradictory over there. Max
Lucado's statement of faith seems pretty accurate; but 95% of all his public
teachings are nothing more than lame, watered-down, wishy-washy,
psychology-based, mumbo-jumbo, rubbish. Anything for money. He boasts of
having refused a salary after taking over the church; while raking in
MILLIONS of dollars selling books. It's all show 'N' tell for the New World
Lucado uses corrupt Bibles, teachings corrupt theology, adheres to the
corrupt Church of Christ philosophies, and is leading a generation of
corrupt religious followers to worship the false prophet, who will praise
the Antichrist when he comes. Just look at all
religious fools praising a wicked man like U.S. President, Barack Obama.
Lucado is extremely subtle. It is clear from his writings that he
believes that any person who knowingly refuses to receive water
baptism will not go to Heaven. He doesn't believe that a person
is saved through water baptism. He does believe that a believer
who is ignorant of baptism, who hasn't been baptized, may still go to
Heaven. However, for those who do know better, and still refuse to
receive water baptism, Lucado clearly believes that such a person is not
saved. This is not the Gospel taught in the Holy Scriptures!
The truth of the matter is that water baptism has absolutely
nothing to do with being saved. It is simply an ordinance that the
Lord established, but NOT as a prerequisite for salvation. If it were
a prerequisite to salvation, then the Apostle Paul and other writer's of the
New Testament Epistles to the churches would have emphasized it. They
didn't. The truth is that if a person believes on Jesus, trusting that Christ
died for them on the cross and raised up the third day, they are saved.
they knowingly refuse to give up their sinful lifestyle and go get dunked in
a baptistery, they are still saved. Do you know why? It is because eternal
life is a GIFT. It is a free gift (Romans 5:15; 6:23). Revelation 22:17 says
that eternal life is freely received. The Bible is very clear on this
subject. If you come as a SINNER and believe on the SAVIOR, your sins will
be forgiven (Acts 10:43). Salvation is a TAKE proposition, not a GIVE
proposition. We are saved by TRUSTING, not by TRYING. Have you completely
rested in Jesus Christ? (Hebrews 4:10-11).
wrong for Max Lucado or anyone else to teach that baptism “seals our
salvation.” Ephesians 1:13 clears this matter up, and identifies Mr. Lucado
as a false prophet... “In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard
the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye
believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise.” According to the Bible, each believer is sealed with the Holy Spirit
they believe. Water baptism is NOT mentioned. Water baptism does not seal our salvation! The Holy Spirit, Who comes to indwell us
at the time of salvation, seals us!
10:1-2 we read about a man named Cornelius, who feared God always, prayed
and gave much money to the poor. Yet, Cornelius was unsaved, still in his
sins without Christ. If he had died that way, he would have went to Hell
forever. God appeared to Cornelius in a vision and told him to go meet the
Apostle Peter. When he found Peter, the Apostle preached the Gospel to
Cornelius in Acts 10:30-45. Peter never told Cornelius to do anything to be
saved, not one thing. Peter simply preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ
crucified on a cross and risen, which upon believing, Cornelius was saved.
Jesus commanded in John 5:39 and SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES and you'll never be
led astray by false prophets such as Max Lucado. I say this kindly, and with
respect for Mr. Lucado as a person, but yet truthfully from the Scriptures.
Psalms:12:1, “Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from
among the children of men.”
Ye Must Be Born Again!
You Need HIS Righteousness!