Very Few People Ever See The Truth
By David J. Stewart | January 2018 | Updated May 2019
Matthew 13:13-14, “Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive.”
We are living in strange times, when even pastors are blind to the truth. It breaks my heart. Believers are commanded to hate evil. The Alexandrian Bible revisions are evil. All modern Bible versions are corrupted; therefore, I hate them! Psalms 97:10a, “Ye that love the LORD, hate evil.” Jesus gave stern a warning about following the blind religious crowd, lest we fall them into a ditch. Matthew 15:14, “Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.”
The modern Bible versions are so corrupt, that they wrongly redefine what it means to repent, believe and be saved. Yet, Bob Jones University and their shameful graduates tolerate, sell, promote and endorse the Devil's counterfeit Bible perversions. Changing even one word alters the whole meaning of a Bible verse.
The Minority Text removes over 60,000 words from the trustworthy Majority Text. Why, Oh why, does Bob Jones University sinfully put up with such wickedness. I'll tell you why, because they are in the shady religious business, and have tolerated evil for so long that they've become “hardened through the deceitfulness of sin” (Hebrews 3:13). Jesus warned that no man can serve God and money (mammon), for one will take precedence over the other (Luke 16:13).
Look at how changing just one in a Bible verse makes a drastic difference in the meaning...
My friend, if you have been born-again, you are one of the very few people in this world that has seen the truth of the Gospel. I have witnessed to countless people, who plainly saw the Gospel, but yet didn't see it. I have given Michael P. Bowen's excellent book, “I Never Knew You” (which wonderfully clarifies the Gospel), to unsaved people, and it didn't even phase them. I am perplexed how hellbound sinners can look right at the wonderful truth of the Gospel, and yet esteem it as rubbish, disregarding it as religious nonsense and foolishness. But that is exactly what the Holy Bible says isn't it? 1st Corinthians 1:18, “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.” I used to think that if I could just get the Gospel to everyone, they would all get saved. Not so! Even in the face of plain truth, most people will reject it, esteeming it as foolishness. I do not know why some people accept and others reject the very same Gospel truth, but that is how it works.
But I am not just speaking about the truth of the Gospel. Try to enlighten the average person about the 9/11 attacks—which were orchestrated by President George W. Bush's corrupt administration, and carried out by complicit Saudi Arabian CIA operatives—and they will put up a big wall of defence and refuse to listen to reason. It was the Luciferian elite who were behind the 9/11 attacks, clearly indicated by their boastful 9/11 memorial All Seeing Eye at Ground Zero. By the way, look on the back of any U.S. one-dollar bill and you'll see the same All Seeing Eye of Horus, which signifies occult enlightenment and the now forming New World Order. The Antichrist is soon coming. Satan is the god of this evil world. Luciferians are in control. I could go on all day about conspiracy history. They are no longer “theories.”
Yet the average pastor couldn't care less about such matters. In his arrogant hubris and willful ignorance, he is foolishly going along as a puppet supporting the Devil's New World Order Bible versions, supporting manmade Israel and pulling on th same rope as the Devil. I'm talking about the gutless ecumenical Northland Baptist Bible College and Bob Jones University crowd! They will smile in your face, as if it's all a trifle matter, while they stab the Lord Jesus Christ right in the back!!! They spit in the face of Jesus!!!
Have you believed a lie? Have you been born-again. Nearly everyone today is deceived by the Devil. We read in Revelation 12:9b about “Satan, which deceiveth the whole world.” Nearly everything is a lie today. The U.S. Federal Reserve System is a massive fraud perpetrated upon the American people since 1913, stealing people's wealth. Freemasonry is a lie, a satanic cult. Mormonism, Jehovah's Witness, Seventh-day Adventism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Baha'i Faith, Roman Catholicism and Church of Christ are all satanic false religions. Planned Parenthood is a lie, really intended to promote abortion. The only plan is to murder babies! It's all a lie! The entire Bible publishing industry today is a massive fraud, publishing hundreds of corrupt perversions of God's Word.
Why People Are So Easily Deceived
Hollywood is a lie, whose secret agenda has always been to corrupt families and undermine society, by helping demons stir unholy passions in human souls. Hollywood's subversive nature is well documented. Commander William Guy Carr (1895-1959) saw this evil trend way back in the 1950's! (read his quotes about satanism and sexual subversion). Satan is working relentlessly to corrupt families through the hellish media, so that people will become indifferent to sin and evil, making them susceptible to demonic attacks.
Sadly, studies from the Barna research group are showing that young people are pursuing spirituality outside of the traditional church. Occultist Alice Bailey foretold that Luciferians have long plotted to implement New World Order ideologies through the apostate church! Specifically, the goal of Luciferians is to interest youth in a form of spirituality without biblical theology (2nd Timothy 3:5). This is all necessary to infiltrate, divide and conquer the churches with New Age teachings. This is why Luciferians are publishing hundreds of Bible versions to confuse everyone. This is why greedy televangelists are encouraged to defraud people, in order to discourage tens-of millions of people from attending a local New Testament church. Satan is preparing the masses of the world to embrace the coming man of sin, the Antichrist!
I also found statistics on Barna's website which shows that young people are most impressionable by religion.
NOTE: By the way, you can't place too much credence on Barna statistics, as you will see in this article, in which they show statistics for Catholics who get “born again”. If you understand the Word of God, then you know that Roman Catholicism is a satanic cult! Catholics are foolishly taught to trust the Catholic Church to get them into Heaven. Water baptism is the door, they are taught. They are errantly taught that a sinful priest can forgive their sins. And they are horribly misled to trust in Seven Sacraments to save them. None of these things are biblical. I say kindly, but truthfully, that Catholics are going to burn in Hell forever if they don't repent and come to Christ alone to be forgiven and saved. The Roman Catholic Church is damned by God!!! So, the statistics on Barna do show that young people are much more receptive to religious influence than adults, but it doesn't necessarily mean that it is a godly influence. Satan fully knows that children are very impressionable!!!
Most young people are utterly disgusted with churches today, and I cannot blame them one bit!!! Bob Jones University (BJU) at one time was considered the citadel of fundamentalism in America, but that was before hundreds of Bible versions were published and they cowardly went along with the Devil's New World Order! When BJU opened their doors in 1937, they only used the King James Bible! That's the only Bible that they used!!! Now they sell the Devil's Alexandrian versions! Very few Christians saw what the Devil was doing back then, but Dr. M.R. DeHaan (1891-1965) did (too bad his decedents don't)...
“Be on guard against any tampering with the Word, whether disguised as a search for truth, or a scholarly attempt at apparently hidden meanings; and beware of the confusion created by the senseless rash of new versions, translations, editions, and improvements upon the tried and tested Bible of our fathers and grandfathers.”
SOURCE: Dr. M.R. DeHaan, from the excellent book, THE TABERNACLE, Pg. 101
Why are humans so gullible? Why are today's preachers so shallow, cowards and gutless? Of course, they all have their lame excuses for their lukewarm style of apostate Christendom. The first step to learning the truth is to admit that you are ignorant. The first step to coming to Christ for salvation is to admit that you are a hopeless sinner (which is repentance). Sinful pride is what hinders people from accepting the truth, from getting saved. Bob Jones University today epitomizes arrogance and hubris, and it wreaks of stench! BJU is no longer a fundamentalist institution! They only care about their next paycheck, which is the only reward from God they'll ever receive. A sure sign of apostasy, and that someone is serving mammon instead of God, is when they become INDIFFERENT toward truth. Judgment Day is coming, and I am so glad that I am on the side of truth and righteousness, not error and religious snobbery! Psalms 25:10, “All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.”
Why Did Jesus Speak Truth in Parables?
Matthew 13:13, “Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.”
Matthew 13:13 is a quote from Isaiah the prophet...
Isaiah 6:8-10, “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. And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not. Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.”
Often people's hearts are calloused toward the truth. God told Isaiah to preach the truth to them anyway, until their hearts became fat from hearing it, as a testimony against them on judgment day. Romans chapter 2 explains Romans chapter 1. By giving the wicked over to their sins, they are treasuring up God's wrath against them for judgment day. The Lord quotes the prophet Isaiah, because He is preaching to hard-hearted Jews, just as Isaiah did to the apostate northern kingdom of Israel, which was destroyed in 722 BC by Assyria.
In any sizable group of people, there will always be a small percentage that seek the truth, and some who hate it, and everything in between. Why do some people love Pastor Steven Anderson (as I do), but others hate him (he is now banned in 32 countries). The reason is because I am a righteous man—righteous because of God's imputed righteousness through faith in Christ's redeeming blood.
Matthew 13:13, “Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.”
When the Lord told a parable, those who desired the truth understood Him. When the Lord speaks about being "the bread" from Heaven, and having to eat Him to have eternal life, I understand what He means. We must believe on Him. But unsaved people who despise and shun the truth, claimed Jesus had lost His mind! Many people stopped following Him after He said that, because they only wanted a free handout, food and to see another miracle. To them, Jesus was just a form of entertainment and someone they could take advantage of for food.
The truth abounds all around us today, but few people want it. I hear unsaved fools explaining why there is no God, and Evolution is true, and why Christianity is fake, and Jesus was only a mortal man in every sense (not the Son of God); yet they are all fools! Why do they not believe the truth? It is because the problem is in their heart. 2nd Corinthians 3:15, “But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the veil is upon their heart.” That is what repentance is, a hardened heart turning “toward God” (Acts 20:21).
The Lord did not speak in parables to hinder people from getting saved; but rather, He spoke in parables because they did not want to hear the truth. Jesus spoke in parables, which were earthly stories with a heavenly meaning. He did so that truth-seekers would comprehend His teachings, and unbelievers would be without comprehension. Those interested in understanding the truth of His message would understand, while those not interested would remain without understanding. Our Lord's intriguing parables contain great volumes of truth in very few words—and His parables, rich in imagery, are not easily forgotten.
So, then, the parable is a blessing to those with willing ears. But to those with dull hearts and ears that are slow to hear, the parable is both an instrument of judgment and mercy. John 8:45, “And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.” We could easily question why God created the universe and then stepped back behind the scenes, instead of directly appearing to all humanity and saying, “I am God your Maker, obey me!” Why did God choose to do it this way? Why did God create all things, and then make it so that each human being must weigh the evidence and decide whether to believe in God or not? Why the big test? It is obvious to me that it is for the same exact reason that Jesus spoke the truth through parables. It is a matter of faith! The following popular passage of Scripture all centers around the little phrase, “THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH”...
Romans 1:17-22, “For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.”
Don't miss this truth dear reader—God HAS SHOWN HIMSELF to the human race, through His creation, and not in the direct personal manner which the heathen world demands! God's method requires faith! I once worked with an unsaved man, who said to me, “I will not believe until God Himself comes to my door and says, 'This is my Book'!” Kindly, that man is a fool, who will split Hell wide open when he dies. God has already revealed Himself to you dear friend, as you just read for yourself in the Scriptures. ...
Psalms 19:1-4, “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun.”
Who is like unto thee, O Lord? Blessed be the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, my God and Savior, forever and ever!!!!!!!
Very Few People Ever See the Gospel
Luke 13:23-24, “Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them, Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.” (see also Matthew 7:21-23)
Most people see religion, but not the Gospel. A popular illusion is called “Magic Eye” in which an image is hidden within an image. In the picture below, there are 3D strawberries hidden. I found them. Can you? Place your face up close to the screen and then back away slowly, while starring at the center of the picture, trying to look through it, as if in the background. When you get about 6 inches away, you should see the 3D strawberries floating in the picture. If it doesn't work at first, keep trying, going slower. It's just a matter of getting your eyes to adjust properly to see the hidden image. They are there! It's really clever I think. ...
What a great illustration of the truth of the Gospel. The world is filled with religious people. They are not mean people. They are sinners who want to do better. They want to help others. They want to go to Heaven. But they are heathens. Matthew 6:7, But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.” I have always been amazed by that Scripture. The Lord referred to “heathens” who pray. Going to church never enabled anyone go to Heaven. YE MUST BE BORN AGAIN! (John 3:3-7)
Islam comes immediately to my mind. There are about one-and-a-half billion Muslims in the world, who are infamous for long chant-like prayers, who all deny that Jesus is the Christ. The Bible calls them antichrists (1st John 2:22). None of them are going to Heaven. They are all going to Hell to burn forever. They are heathens. There are also many “heathens” in America's psuedo-Christian churches. Church of Christ add water baptism to the Gospel. They are not saved. Lutherans also add water baptism to the Gospel. Martin Luther himself mandated water baptism for salvation, which you can verify in his catechisms written in 1529. Mr. Luther taught the satanic lie of sacramental salvation. Consequently, Martin Luther was a fraud, not really justified by faith alone, because he didn't have faith alone, as commonly wrongly assumed. Mr. Luther is burning in Hell forever!!! How about you my friend? Have you been born-again? Religion is the worst thing that ever happened to this world. Religion wants to fit us with glasses, but the Lord wants to open our eyes! Religion, religion and more religion, that's the way of the heathen world, but only through faith in the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ can anyone ever go to Heaven!!!!!!!
Consider the image above with the hidden 3D strawberries. This is just like religion today. The Gospel is hidden in many churches, such as the Baptist religion, but few people ever see that Gospel. You can attend Baptist churches your entire life and still go straight to Hell when you die. You can read dozens of different popular religious tracts in Baptist churches, but still never see a clear presentation of the truth of the Gospel. You can sit through hundreds of services, and still never hear a clear presentation of the Gospel. Why is this? It is because Satan is a master deceiver, who knows the best way to blind and deceive people is to confuse them, and the best way to do that is with dozens of Bible versions and to embellish the Gospel in any way possible.
All this junk theology nowadays is hindering people from being saved. For example: A popular saying is to “trust Jesus,” but that is not the Gospel. The cross must be included in the plan of salvation. What about Christ's resurrection? I'm shocked how many religious tracts don't even mention the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. Most churches tell lost people to “pray” a sinner's pray to be saved, but no where in the Bible is anyone required to pray to be saved. The word “call” in Romans 10:13 doesn't mean audible prayer, it means to rely upon the Lord in faith to be saved. I've met people who thought they were saved, because they prayed a prayer years ago. That is not the Gospel. We are saved by believing the Gospel, the Good News of Christ crucified, buried and risen the third day.
I know Bob Jones University graduates who are unsaved, because they think more is required than merely trusting the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ to be saved. They think that repentance means turning away from the desire to wilfully sin. They think some attempt to depart from a deliberate lifestyle of sin is necessary to be saved. This is the garbage Calvinist theology of Pastor Charles Lawson of the Temple Baptist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee. I am not trying to be unkind, but the Gospel is important. Someone needs to refute Galatianism (i.e., partial faith in Christ plus works to be saved). The Galatians added circumcision to faith (Galatians 3:1-4), Pastor Lawson is adding holy living (turning from sins) to faith. These are the works of the Law. Turning from sins is a matter of discipleship, not salvation (Romans 12:1). For eternal life to truly remain a “free gift” (Romans 5:15), nothing can be required in return. You cannot show me anything in the Bible about “turning from sins” to be saved. The heretical concept of turning from sins was born in the theology of Cain, who tried to please God in the flesh by works.
Here is a wonderful Bible study series called, “SO GREAT SALVATION,” by Pastor Max D. Younce, which I am sharing with all my web visitors. It has been a big blessing to me to hear these studies and I hope you'll also listen to them...
SO GREAT SALVATION (MP3 Bible study, Dr. Max D. Younce)
“Now you say,
'Brother Hyles, you make an issue.' You dead sure better know I'll make an
—BATTLE OF THE AGES (MP3, Dr. Jack Hyles, “The King James Bible crowd is going to come out on top!”)
"When someone does something wrong, make it a point to never forget all the things they did right." —Pastor Bob Gray Sr.
You Can Still Do What You Always Could Do
(MP3, Dr. Jack Hyles; A pastor is a position, not a calling. You can forfeit a position, but never your calling to preach!)
Souls Are Dying!
Precious Christian Testimonies
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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