No One Is Saved Who Believes Lordship Salvation

By David J. Stewart | August 2020

Romans 11:6, “And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.


       Notice carefully what our text Bible verse says in Romans 11:6, “And if by grace, then is it no NO MORE OF WORKS”! Could the Scripture be any plainer? I think not. The moment that some well-meaning but misguided preacher, adds “repent of your sins” to be saved, he has corrupted God's grace! Bob Jones University preaches another gospel of partial faith in Christ plus works! They have added to the Gospel, so they don't get grace! They haven't merely muddied the Gospel, they have added to it, and corrupted it, and changed it, so that it is no longer a free gift. Do you doubt what I say.

 

See for yourself what Dr. Steve Pettit (president of BJU since 2014) said to 2,700 students and faculty on January 26, 2015, calling “Heaven itself” an “award” that you must “run the race” (labor) to receive:

“We run the race, we cross the finish line, and so what’s the prize? What is the award? Well, there are different viewpoints. Some would have the viewpoint that the awards are crowns in Heaven. But as I read the book of Hebrews and see the whole gist of the book and the flow of the book, I don’t believe its referring to crowns in Heaven. I think it is referring to Heaven itself.” [emphasis added] —Dr. Steve Pettit (“What Does It Mean To Run 'The Race'?” - 22:57)

I hope you clearly see that Dr. Steve Pettit is not saved, not by a long shot...

You can't just speak about getting saved, and you accepted Christ, and then that's it! There is a justification; There is a sanctification; There's ultimately a glorification, and though there are three parts, they are all part of the whole, and you cannot separate them. In order for you to qualify for the award, you have to get into the race, you have to stay in the race, and you have to finish the race. If you want to win, you have to run to the end; and winning in the Christian life is everything, because if you lose—if you don't finish—you lose everything—you lose your SOUL. And so, the Christian race is the life of faith that begins, is run, and is finished when we cross over into Heaven!” —Dr. Steve Pettit (“What Does It Mean To Run 'The Race'?” - 11:34)

The ungodly Harvest Baptist Church on Guam forced me out of their church in 2014, and have shunned and ostracized me since, because as a true friend I showed them that Lordship Salvation is not the Gospel. I gave them one of the best books I've ever read, by Michael P. Bowen, titled: “I NEVER KNEW YOU” (here's some excerpts). When I gave a copy to Pastor Herron's foolish son-in-law at church on a Sunday night, he blew me off for a dinner invitation the next night at their house across the street. He invited me at church to come over Monday night. I gladly accepted. I never heard from them again. I literally stood outside until 11 pm, waiting for them to do as they promised, inviting me for dinner, but the truth had offended them. I was heartbroken. Lordship Salvation is of the Devil. I have been persecuted by Harvest Baptist Church for telling THE TRUTH!!! So be it, I am a truth-teller for Jesus!!! I would rather have no friends, than to sell out to another gospel of Lordship Salvation and the Devil's Bibles!

 

Dr. Marty Herron shamefully ostracized me when he was the pastor at Harvest, spelling my name in lowercase (david) to disrespect me, when I pleaded to return to church in 2017, lonely for a church family. Pastor Herron walking away cold-heartedly when he saw me in public in 2018 at Asan Beach on Guam. He cannot walk away from God. That man does not have God's love! They kicked me in the head and left me for dead at Harvest, and the new pastors in 2020 are just as ungodly, selfish and uncaring! That is the Harvest Baptist Church on Guam. We'll see how God feel about all this. I hear victims still voicing their stories 40 years later on the internet. Do you know why? It is because the people who hurt them have never made things right. I contacted the pastors of Harvest, doing all I could to make things right in 2017, but they refused, which shows how wicked and deceived by the Devil the Bob Jones crowd are! I am a victim of a cold-hearted phony church, a neo-evangelical clubhouse in the business of religion, who care only about their buddies and private social club. I'm talking about the former pastors who quit, running like cowards, and the new pastors who are no better. Psalms 118:6, “The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?”

 

I feel sorry for anyone who despises the truth! I am sick and tired of Christians who make light of the debate over the Gospel and the Bible. The Pensacola Christian College (PCC) crowd are as shallow as can be. They are A.W.O.L. from 'THE BATTLE OF THE AGES.' Sadly, so also is The Crown College, Ambassador Bible College, Faith Baptist Bible College And Theological Seminary, Hyles-Anderson College, Moody Bible Institute, and 99% of so-called Christian Bible colleges today! They all either use and support, or tolerate and remain silent about the Devil's Bible revisions. Since nobody wants anything to do with me for telling the truth, I mighty as well call all their names. What ever happened to being a soldier for Jesus Christ? 2nd Timothy 2:3-4, Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.” That is what being a Bible fundamentalist is all about, fighting for the faith (Jude 1:3).

 

These yuppie type snobs in the Bob Jones University camp, shamefully don't stand for anything, they go along to get along! Their college presidents (Steve Pettit, John MacArthur) and vice presidents (Sam Horn, Marty Herron and others) are in the dirty business of religion, and they care not for right doctrine, the purity of the Scriptures, or the accuracy of the Gospel. Their phony smiles are skin deep. So when a guy like me comes along, preaching a free grace Gospel, they freak out! My neighbors avoid me, like David said his neighbours avoided him in the Bible. Psalms 31:11, “I was a reproach among all mine enemies, but especially among my neighbours, and a fear to mine acquaintance: they that did see me without fled from me.” That is THE PRICE FOR TELLING THE TRUTH!!! That is the price for caring, I was wrongfully shunned like Rudolph The Red-nosed Reindeer, hurt by the people that I loved and called my church family.

 

Lordship Salvation is a perversion of grace. Please listen to me, when someone attacks the grace of God, they attack the God of grace! I am typing out portions of Pastor Ralph 'Yankee' Arnold's two hour sermon on Lordship Salvation: Caught Between Grace And Works. Here is the beginning quote:

“There is a message being preached today in many Bible-believing churches, by born-again pastors, preachers that really know the truth. But for some reason or other they have slipped into error, and teach things that they don't really believe. But because they hear others preach it, it sounds so good, and they sound so successful, that they copy them.

Years ago a man by the name of Billy Graham, made very popular the idea of coming forward in a church. By doing it in his big crusades that he had around the country, which was really started by a guy by the name of Billy Sunday. When he used to have these, um, I could say tent meetings in logging camps, there'd be so much mud that they would bring in a lot of sawdust. And they would put sawdust down the aisles and in the front, and he'd tell people to hit the “sawdust trail.” And so they would come down, and come to what they call the “mourners bench.” And many people got to where they didn't think you could actually be saved unless you hit the sawdust trail, and you had to come to the mourner's bench and weep and wail and pray through, and people get around you and lay their hands on you and pray that you could get saved.

And all the time it was a gift. It's a free gift, and all you had to do is believe on what Christ did for you. And that you don't have to beg God to save you. You don't have to plead with God, to save you, that is so wrong. God's already done everything He can do to save you there's only one thing left—will you believe that He died for you and paid for your sins? It would solve a lot of problems, but because Billy Graham was so successful, all those people that saw and hear what he said and did, they copy and sometimes they don't really believe that's what you have to do, but they didn't know a better way to do it. And I believe there's people today that know the Lord, and  love the Lord, and they're just preaching a muddy message, without knowing what they're doing, or thinking things through.”

SOURCE: Lordship Salvation: Caught Between Grace And Works

Boy that's good stuff! All I have ever tried to do is be friends with neo-evangelicals from the Bob Jones University clan. I have tried to find a wife among them. I have befriended them with the truth of the Gospel of free grace. And as a true friend I have refuted the Devil's lie of Lordship Salvation. But I painful learned, as did David in the Old Testament, who said with a brokenheart in Psalms 109:4-5, “For my love they are my adversaries: but I give myself unto prayer. And they have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love.” I love them. I have shown them THE TRUTH. Yet, for my love they have counted me their enemy. I know how the apostle Paul felt in Galatians 4:16, “Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?” No one is saved who believes Lordship Salvation, for it is a perversion of God's grace. Jesus paid for your sins, so you wouldn't have to!

 

Salvation is a matter of THE TRUTH! It is a matter of acknowledging THE TRUTH that you are a guilty sinner in need of redemption (2nd Timothy 2:25; Romans 3:19-20); and believing THE TRUTH of the Gospel, that Christ died on the cross to pay for your sins, was buried, and three days later He resurrected from the dead (1st Corinthians 15:1-14). Salvation has nothing to do with turning away from your sins; but rather, of simply accepting and believing THE TRUTH! So God's enemies in the Bob Jones University camp can despise me, reject me, shun me, ostracize me, hate me, loathe me, mock me, laugh at me, belittle me, and call me a fool, but God is on my side, because I am on the side of THE TRUTH (Romans 3:4). In sharp contrast to BJU today, Bob Jones Sr. (1883-1968) was 100% correct on the Gospel, who said in 1944 that if he could come back from Heaven in 50 years, and blow Bob Jones College to smithereens, he would if infidels like Dr. Steve Pettit ever infiltrated their college, robbing the people of their faith!

 

Lordship Salvation is not the Gospel, it is a perversion of grace, adding surrendering to Christ as absolute “Lord,” and turning from your sins, as additional requirements to be saved!!! The Bible simply says to come as a needy sinner and Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved...” (Acts 16:31b). It is free, easy and simple to be saved. Beware of anyone who says getting saved is difficult and will cost you everything! God's grace is not cheap, it is completely free, because it cost Jesus everything on the cross!

“If you do not put a difference between justification wrought by the man Christ without and sanctification wrought by the Spirit of Christ within, you are not able to divide the Word aright; but contrariwise, you corrupt the Word of God, and cast stumbling blocks before the people.” —Evangelist John Bunyan

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