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Seeing people believe the biblical Gospel of Jesus and be saved; to see them receive eternal life and be guaranteed of Heaven, and grow in grace and knowledge of the Scriptures, is the most important thing to God towards people, and to me.

I studied formally for the ministry for 3.5 years, studying Latin, German, the Bible languages of Greek and Hebrew, and Theology.

I have read the New Testament in whole or in part, about four hundred times. At age 54, I have read and studied hundreds of theological books and books on Theology, the Bible, and Christian spirituality.

I have been to 35 churches looking for one that preached the truth about salvation and spiritual life in Christ. I have not found it. (Though I have found several website ministries and You Tube channels that preach the truth, listed in the end of this post: https://graceinsightandart.wordpress.com/2017/09/11/here-is-a-list-of-lordship-salvation-false-gospel-preachers-biblical-grace-preachers-and-some-unknowns/)

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—Curtis Smale

Believing in Jesus’ Gospel PLUS Your Good Works Will NOT Result In Your Salvation


CHRIST PLUS EQUALS NOTHING

     Most Christians are not aware of how serious it is to add to what Jesus Christ has finished!  It is the difference between whether or not a person is saved.  It is the difference between heaven and hell.

     The salvation that God has provided through Jesus Christ is by grace.  “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast (Ephesians 2:8,9).”  Acts 15:11 says, “But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved.”  Eternal life is not received by, attained by, or kept by a person’s works, conduct or behavior.  We are saved by grace through faith.

     Grace by definition excludes all works.  “And if by grace, then it is no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace.  But if it be of works, then it is no more grace: otherwise work is no more work (Romans 11:6).”  One work added to grace would render it no more grace.  If you were to add one drop of poison to a glass of pure water, it would render it no more a glass of pure water; but a glass of poisoned water.  The gospel of grace becomes poisoned when just one human work is added to the plan of salvation.

     Christ plus works equals no salvation!  This is a Biblical formula made clear throughout the Scripture.  For example: Christ plus church membership equals no salvation; Christ plus baptism equals no salvation; Christ plus the Christian life equals no salvation; and so on.  The tragedy is that those who are teaching this error and those receiving this error think that they are more secure in their salvation as a result of their works.  Satan has blinded their minds (II Corinthians 4:4).

     “Christ is become of no effect on you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace (Galatians 5:4).”  The Scripture is quite plain on this subject, yet this error of ‘Christ plus’ still persists.  Notice the above verse, Galatians 5:4.  To whom is it speaking?  We are told within the verse that it is addressed to “…whosoever of you are justified by the law (works)…”  These are the ones who had fallen from grace (not the saved for that is impossible).  These are the ones for whom Christ will count nothing.

     Again in Galatians 5:2 we read, “Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, (keeping the law for salvation: see I Corinthians 7:19), Christ shall profit you nothing.”

     “Christ is become of no effect unto you (Galatians 5:4),” and “Christ shall profit you nothing (Galatians 5:2),” are contrasted with, “For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of the righteousness by faith (Galatians 5:5).”

     A large crowd of those who are in the ‘Christ plus’ category will stand before Jesus at the judgment day.  “Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name?  and in thy name cast out devils?  and in thy name done many wonderful works (Matthew 7:22)?”  Notice these are ‘Christ plus’ persons.  They brag about (1) preaching, (2) healing, and (3) many wonderful works done in Jesus’ name.  This is a perfect example from Scripture of Christ plus works.  What were the results?  How does Christ respond?  Does He let them enter heaven?  Let’s see!

     “And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity (Matthew 7:23).”  Jesus said to this ‘Christ Plus’ crowd, “I never knew you.”  Not, “I once knew and I lost you,” but “I never knew you.”  Also Jesus called their good works iniquity.  Why?  It is because they were trusting in those things to save themselves from hell in addition to faith in Christ.

     How sad!  This crowd thought that they knew Christ, but Jesus said He never knew them, and He told them to depart from Him.

     That is why this issue is so important.  Christ plus equals no salvation!  Jesus only saves!  What can wash away my sin?  Nothing, but the blood of Jesus Christ.
There are many reasons why we should reject a ‘Christ plus’ message:

1)  God gives stern warnings about adding to His Word.
     Proverbs 30:6 says, “Add thou not unto His words, lest He reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.”  Revelation 22:17-19 also gives a stern warning to the one who would add or subtract from the plan of salvation.

2) To pervert the gospel message is to bring a curse upon the preacher of it.
     “But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed (Galatians 1:8).”

3) Altering the message will make it a message that will not save–the cross of Christ will be made of no effect.
     I Corinthians 1:17 says that we are to “…preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.”

4) To tamper with God’s message of salvation is to call God a liar.
     I John 5:10,11 says, “…He that believeth not God hath made him a liar: because he believeth not the record that God gave of His Son.  And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.”

5) A ‘Christ plus’ message makes man’s righteousness a part of salvation.
     Man’s righteousness is filthy rags according to Isaiah 64:6 and would pollute the salvation of God.  Romans 10:3 says, “For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted unto the righteousness of God.”

6) The ‘Christ plus’ message causes the saved to become confused.
     It robs them of their assurance and brings them into bondage thinking they must do something to stay saved.  This is what happened at the churches of Galatia. “And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage (Galatians 2:4).”

7) The ‘Christ plus’ message causes the lost to be blinded.
     Satan doesn’t want the lost to hear the true gospel message.  The perverted message hides the true message.  “But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world (Satan) hath blinded the minds of them which believe not…(II Corinthians 4:3,4).”

8) The ‘Christ plus’ message keeps the Christian from a clear witness.
     “Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech (II Corinthians 3:12).”

9) The ‘Christ plus’ message makes the world think that salvation is by works.
     “But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money (Acts 8:20).”

10) The ‘Christ plus’ message brings persecution to those who preach grace.
     Paul said that if he preached ‘Christ plus’ he would not be persecuted.  Galatians 5:11 says, “And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision (works), why do I yet suffer persecution: then is the offence of the cross ceased.”

     Be alert! Be on guard for this perversion of the gospel of Jesus Christ.  The beauty of the true message is its simplicity!  Let’s continue to proclaim it loud and clear!

Bibleline Ministries

The One and Only Gospel that can save your soul from Hell


Normatively, in order for a person to be eternally saved, he or she must believe the Gospel. The true and biblical Gospel includes three main ideas. The fourth point below describes some of the results of believing the Gospel.

1) Jesus is God and man. Jesus is God incarnate. This is the sinless and holy Son of God, who lived a perfect and loving human life. Believing in any other Jesus is to believe in a false Christ, which cannot save your soul.

2) Jesus shed His blood and died on the cross for all of your sins: past, present, and future, according to the Scriptures. He was buried, and He was bodily resurrected from death to life on the third day according to the Scriptures. Believing this Gospel has the power to save your soul from punishment for your sins in Hell.

3) Salvation does not also include any good works from the person being saved (good works include water baptism, repentance from sins, discipleship, faithfulness till death, etc.) Jesus paid it all, not 99%. If a person is also believing in their good works to save them, they are believing a false gospel which cannot save their soul. 

4) The results of believing this Gospel are that a person has immediate and total forgiveness of sins, has eternal and irrevocable life, and has Heaven as a guaranteed destination, no matter what sins they commit after the moment of belief (including suicide), and even if the person loses their faith afterwards, or if they do not do any good works at all.

Summary: Believing in Jesus’ Gospel, not your good works, immediately results in irrevocable and eternal life.

This true and biblical Gospel message is extremely rare in churches, on “Christian” radio, in books, and on YouTube.

Curtis Smale

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The Biblical Gospel (What to believe to be saved)


I believe in the biblical Jesus, the biblical Gospel, with the biblical results. 

I believe in Jesus, the God-man, the sinless and holy Son of God. 

I believe that He shed his blood and died on the cross for all my sins past, present, and future according to the Scriptures, He was buried and rose again—was resurrected on the third day according to the Scriptures. 

My good works are not part of what saves me—not at all, 0%. 

Salvation is 100% by what Jesus did for me. 

I believe in the scriptural results of this belief in this Jesus, in this Gospel, which are: eternal life, everlasting life, eternal security, Heaven guaranteed, irrevocable salvation as a free gift.

—Curtis Smale

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Eternal, irrevocable Salvation through a moment of faith in Jesus: 1st Corinthians 15:1-4

1 Corinthians 15:1-4 New American Standard Bible (NASB):
1 Now I make known to you, brethren, THE GOSPEL which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand, 2 BY WHICH also YOU ARE SAVED, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, ~unless you believed in vain.~
3 For I delivered to you as of FIRST IMPORTANCE what I also received, that 

***Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures…***

Eternal Security through faith in Jesus.

Also, we died with Christ, and we were raised with Christ.

No good works are necessary or allowed for saving faith.

Anti-Lordship salvation by works: Salvation is by faith in Jesus. Jesus paid it all.

Salvation is NOT by faith in Jesus plus a person’s good works, or discipleship good works, or love.

Our IDENTITY is as loved children of God, even though we still sin because we are in the flesh.

We value: Love, grace, forgiveness, understanding, confidentiality.

Bible study.

Prayer.

Worship.

Biblical morality.

Evangelism

Giving to the poor.

In essentials unity, in nonessentials freedom, in everything: love.

NASB Bible as primary. (KJV, NKJV and some others are okay.)

Inspiration and Inerrancy in the original Bible books.

No water baptism: We were spiritually baptized into the death and resurrection of Christ in the moment of belief. Water baptism is obsolete and certainly not necessary for salvation.

Lord’s Supper remembrance.

Love and fellowship.

QUICK, CLEAR, AND COMFORTING BIBLICAL EXPLANATIONS TO THE SCARIEST VERSES IN THE BIBLE


Saving Faith:

God only knows who all is saved (other than the individuals), but the Bible does say that the saved are “few.” Those who call on the Name of the Lord are saved. The Old Testament Jews did not know the Name Jesus Christ, and yet they were saved. Fetuses, infants, and small children do not cognitively or intellectually know the name of Jesus Christ, either, so I actually believe someone could believe less than in the name of Christ and still be saved, although salvation comes only through the person and work of Christ. 

A person can believe in Jesus and be saved, but what does it mean to believe in Jesus—who was Jesus? He is the God-man. What did He do to save me, give me eternal life, and guarantee me Heaven? He is the Son of God, and He died on the cross for my sins, was buried, and rose again according to Scriptures, as the Bible says. The Gospel is defined in 1st Corinthians chapter 15 verses one through four.

Those who believe in the sinless and holy and biblical Jesus and/or believe in the Gospel, which is the same thing, are eternally saved. This is the normative content that a person would believe who believes in Jesus. Having God’s Word on it, by believing it, they have the guarantee that Who and what they are believing in will save them eternally from the just wrath of God on them in Hell for their sin. 

Having believed in Jesus, they are indwelled by the Holy Spirit and it would be (spiritually) natural for them to exhibit the fruit of the Spirit and do good works, however it is possible that we may not see these good works, or there may not be any good works at all due to the fact that a person could quench the Holy Spirit and be disobedient, or die immediately after believing in Christ.

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Lordship Salvation False Gospel says, unbiblically, that people have salvation through repentance of sins and stopping sinning, plus faith in Jesus , plus the good works of continued discipleship until death. This is unbiblical and cannot save anyone, since the Bible clearly says that salvation is by faith alone—without works.

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Eternal Security is a term to describe the fact that once a person believes in Jesus he or she is permanently, irreversibly, and irrevocably guaranteed to go to Heaven.

Eternal Security is the very nature of the eternal life that it is forever and secure in Ephesians 1:13, 14. God seals and guarantees those who believe in Jesus. 1st Corinthians 15 says that anyone who believes the message of the Gospel of Christ is eternally saved.

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James 2 describes the normative experience of eternally saved believers.

Prompted by the Holy Spirit, the believer produces good works.

The believer was made a new creature in Christ, and is indwelled by the Holy Spirit and exhibits the fruit of the Spirit: love, Joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, goodness, faithfulness, and self-control.

But even if a believer does zero good works, he is saved, because salvation is of faith, not of works.

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Water Baptism is not necessary for salvation.

Baptism by the Holy Spirit into the death and resurrection of Christ happens immediately, automatically, and unavoidably at the moment of faith in Christ.

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Repentance:

The word Metanoia means a change of mind. A person changes their mind from unbelief and believes in Jesus. 

Repentance of sins is not a condition of eternal salvation.

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Jesus will say, “Depart from me” (into Hell) to those who never believed in Jesus and came to Him with their good works in order to get into Heaven. 

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The blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is to speak against the Holy Spirit.

The unforgivable sin is for an unbeliever to say that the Spirit of Jesus is evil. If a person says this, then they as an unbeliever will be blocked from believing in an evil person who could never save them.

It is probably true that only those who saw Jesus in person could commit this sin, although I am not sure of that. 

If anyone is able to believe in Jesus, then they certainly believe He is good, and they certainly have been drawn by the Holy Spirit.

When a person says the Holy Spirit in Jesus is evil, they then block their salvation because the Holy Spirit is the one who works saving faith in Jesus in the heart of the believer.

Some people say they consider the Spirit in Jesus to be evil based on His words recorded in the Bible, but later come to believe in Him and become saved. It may be true that the sin of the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit will prevent salvation as long as the person persists in it, the same as unbelief, a type of which it also is.

If a person dies in this sin, saying the Spirit of Jesus is evil and never changing their mind and never believing in Jesus as Savior, then that person will certainly go to Hell. 

Their sin is an eternal sin because it both takes them into eternity and the person also eternally never has forgiveness.

The one who “blasphemes against the Spirit” “never has forgiveness.”

But whoever believes in Jesus is forgiven all his sins. So anyone who believes in Jesus cannot have committed the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, nor can they in the present or in the future, since they have eternal life.

The blasphemy against the Spirit is committed by unbelievers who say Jesus has an evil Spirit—maybe only by the unbelieving Jews who stood before Him and watched Him do a miracle by the power of the good Holy Spirit.

It might also be that this sin is not a one-time event, but rather a continuous rejection of the Savior by calling His Spirit evil.

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May God bless your understanding and study of God’s Word with clear spiritual understanding and His peace.

Curtis Smale

Believe in Jesus for a Moment and You are Saved Forever.


The Bible truth I want to preach to people is “believe in Jesus for a moment (John 3:14,15) and you are saved forever” —you are forgiven of all your sins—past, present and future (Colossians 2:13), you are sealed by the Holy Spirit (Ephesians1:13-14), you have ETERNAL life (John 3:36), you are justified by God (Romans 5:1), you are irrevocably saved forever (Romans 11:29), and you are destined for Heaven (John 14:2; Philippians 3:20).

Of course, there might be chastisement, loss of rewards in Heaven, and a difficult life because of your sins but it will not result in loss of salvation no matter what, whether you sin a lot or whether you are a great disciple and follower. Salvation is a free gift. (Romans 5:15)

The Jesus you must believe in is the sinless Son of God, the God-man, who lived a perfect life, shed His blood and died for all of your sins on the cross, according to the Scriptures, was buried, and rose again from the dead on the third day according to the Scriptures.

After you are saved, it is God’s will that you live by His love, His grace, by faith, and by His Spirit—but this is not a requirement or a proof of salvation.

Curtis Smale

Here is a LIST of Lordship Salvation False Gospel Preachers


2 Peter 2:1 (nkjv) But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you…

Ephesians 5:11-12 (nkjv) And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.

“”😠 Lordship False Gospel Preachers:

The Roman Catholic Church – Teaches straight-out salvation by human good works.

Augustine – Roman Catholic

Thomas Aquinas – Roman Catholic

Almost All Reformed, Calvinist, Arminian, Presbyterian, Methodist, Baptist, Lutheran  (which I grew up in and was a part of for 30 years), and Church of Christ Churches – Lordship Salvation False Gospel (LSFG)

Martin Luther – Said he believed in Grace Alone, Faith Alone, Christ Alone for salvation, and then denied this same thing constantly. False prophet deceiver.

John Calvin – Lordship Salvation False Gospel to the core. One of the Fathers of LSFG because of his Perseverance of the Saints False Doctrine, which teaches salvation by lifetime commitment to discipleship and faithfulness and good works.

Charles Spurgeon – Don’t let anyone tell you he did not teach a Lordship Salvation False Gospel of discipleship.

Billy Graham – Preached unbiblical “repenting of sins” and “making a commitment to Christ” for salvation: Lordship “Salvation” False Gospel Preacher.

Franklin Graham – Same as his father, Billy. LSFG.

John MacArthur – The undisputed King of modern Lordship Salvation False Gospel teachers.

Charles Stanley – Teaches salvation by repentance of sin and a changed life. LSFG.

R.C. Sproul – Educated LSFG teacher.

John Piper – LSFG to the core.

Paul Washer – LSFG to the core.

Ray Comfort – LSFG to the core.

Kirk Cameron – LSFG, partner of Ray Comfort

Ken Ham – Salvation by discipleship. LSFG.

Francis Chan – LSFG to the core.

James MacDonald – LSFG

Jack Chick Tracts – LSFG, their evangelistic tracts teach that repentance from sins and following Jesus are conditions for salvation

Moody – repentance of sins for salvation, discipleship for salvation, Lordship Salvation False Gospel

Calvary Chapel – LSFG. I talked in person to pastor Eric Cartier of Rocky Mountain Calvary for two hours about his Youth Pastor who preached explicit works salvation to his congregation. He backed the youth pastor and refused to be clear on the Gospel.

Bob Coy – LSFG

A.W. Tozer – LSFG

Dr. Sinclair Ferguson – Superior, intellectual LSFG

Chuck Missler – LSFG

Albert Mohler – LSFG

Todd Friel, WretchedTV – LSFG to the core.

Alistair Begg – Head of the Lordship Salvation Alliance. LSFG.

Steven Lawson – Lordship Salvation, often on the R.C. Sproul LSFG show.

Greg Laurie – teaches repentance from sin (works) for salvation. LSFG.

John Ankerberg – teaches “following Jesus” as a condition of salvation. LSFG.

Ravi Zacharias – Teaches you don’t have faith or salvation without good works. Here’s proof of that: https://youtu.be/9iusJQvwIDA

Frank Turek – Good apologist for God, creation, etc., but teaches LSFG for salvation.

*Norman Geisler ? Intelligent and unbelievably theologically knowledgeable, but he wrote a book with LSFG Turek. Wikipedia says he is on the side of Biblical Free Grace (the truth), and his Systematic Theology heavily criticizes Lordship Salvation.

Matt Slick – Calvinist Lordship Perseverence False Gospel. LSFG.

*William Lane Craig – Teaches Repentance of sins for salvation False Gospel. He is a great Kalam Argument apologist and debater extraordinaire for God’s existence, The Moral Law, and The Resurrection of Jesus. Very disappointing that he teaches a False Gospel. LSFG.

J.C. Ryle – Search his name on this site for proof in his own words that he is a Lordship Salvation False Gospel preacher. LSFG.

A.W. Pink – LSFG. Quote: “Something more than believing is necessary to salvation.” No, Mr. Pink. Jesus disagrees with you: John 6:47: “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who BELIEVES ~HAS~ EVERLASTING LIFE.”

Hank Hanegraaff, The Bible Answer Man — Good answers on a thousand Bible questions, but he gets the most important question wrong: “What must I do to be saved”? His answer is, if you listen to him long enough: Practical Christlikeness. He is a False Teacher. LSFG.

Hal Lindsey – LSFG.

Rick Warren – LSFG.

Leonard Ravenhill – Strongly, repulsively LSFG, per his You Tube videos

Jonathan Edwards – LSFG.

James Dobson – LSFG.

Peter J. Kreeft  C.S. Lewis scholar, wonderful writings, inexplicably now a Roman Catholic, maybe once was a true believer and is therefore saved, even though he now is LSFG.

Bob Wilkin and Grace Evangelical Society – The Crossless Gospel, Death-less, Resurrection-less False Gospel.

Wilkin’s Gospel is the Most Deceptive False Gospel I have ever found. They teach that Jesus said in John 6:47 that if you believe in Jesus, you have everlasting life: “Most assuredly, I said to you, he who believes (in Me) has everlasting life.” This is true. Jesus is saying that we are saved (have eternal life) if we believe in Him, and of course, we are. The question is, who is Jesus? He is the God-man. What did He do for our salvation? He died on the cross for the forgiveness of our sins, was buried, and rose again on the third day according to the Scriptures. (1st Corinthians 15:1-4)

Bob Wilkin and Grace Evangelical Society have a False Gospel emptied of the truth and Gospel power of what Jesus did for us in His death and resurrection. If a person believed that they were saved only because someone named Jesus said they were saved if they believed in Him, then they may not be saved. Why? Why is this so important?

If a person believes that a guy named “Jesus” promises him eternal life, then he is saved, according to Wilkin and the GES. This is what they call the “message of life.” Well, if it is true that you can be saved by believing this promise, without content, then it is also true that a person who believed the “message of life” could reject Jesus’ claim to be God and man. A person believing the “message of life” could also reject Jesus’ death for his sins and His resurrection—and still be saved.

No. People who believe, or who have believed the Gospel are saved. People who reject the Gospel, and never believe it, are damned.

*Also, Bob Wilkin specifically teaches that a person CANNOT get eternal life from believing the Gospel,* (!) but will be saved only if he believes in the “promise of life,” or the “message of life” given in verses such as John 6:47. This teaching of Wilkin and Grace Evangelical Society is in direct contradiction to the teaching of the Bible. This is why Bob Wilkin is a heretic and a False Gospel teacher.

Expletive who believe what he believes could believe in  false Christ, or believe a false Gospel (both are possibilities the New Testament warns us about.)

Also, eternal life is a RESULT of believing the Gospel, of believing in the Person and Work of Christ. Eternal life is NOT PART of the Gospel.

I was originally attracted to Bob’s work because of his refutations of Lordship  Salvation False Gospel.

Here are a few Bible verses that shut down Wilkin and the GES’ “Christ’s Death for sins-less and Resurrection-less False Gospel.” (We ARE eternally saved by belief in the Gospel of Christ, justified by Jesus’ Blood, saved by Jesus’ Cross, saved by Jesus’ Death, and Jesus’ Resurrection):

GOSPEL: Romans1:16  — For I am not ashamed of the GOSPEL OF CHRIST: for it is the THE POWER OF GOD UNTO SALVATION to every one that  BELIEVETH; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

BLOOD: Romans 5:9 — Much more then, being now JUSTIFIED BY HIS BLOOD, we shall be SAVED from wrath through him.

CROSS: 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.

DEATH: 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 — Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you THE GOSPEL which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are SAVED, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have BELIEVED in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ DIED for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he ROSE AGAIN the third day according to the scriptures.

RESURRECTION: Romans 10:9 — That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus and shalt BELIEVE in thine heart that God hath RAISED him from the dead, thou shalt be SAVED.

Some of these guys might have believed in Jesus for salvation in the past (and so they would be saved and indwelled by the Holy Spirit), they may have taught the Biblical Gospel of Grace in the past, but currently they teach a False Gospel, or the Biblical Gospel of Grace and then also a False Gospel, alternating back and forth. Some are very suspect because of the writing partners or the people they theologically associate with or endorse.

The NIV Bible is a beautiful English translation, but many crucial verses, which were mistranslated, preach Lordship Salvation False Gospel.

Most megachurches and Christian radio stations and Christian bookstores preach and teach LSFG.

Of course, all of the following religions teach their own version of a False Gospel of Salvation by Good Works: Latter Day Saints/Mormon, Jehovah’s Witness, Seventh Day Adventist, Church of Christ, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Occult, Atheist, Agnostic, Humanism, Scientism, Spiritualism, and all non-Free Grace churches teach their own version of a False Gospel of Salvation by Good Works: “I’m a good person, worthy of Heaven, because I do these good things, because I do these rituals or obey these laws, or because I meditate long enough, or because I am kind and loving.”

This list is not comprehensive. Obviously, there are thousands more prosperity preachers and false prophets. That list would be so long that many less obvious names would be lost in the deluge, so I have not included them here.

There are only two faiths: “Jesus is my Savior,” or: “I am a good person.”

Our sins prove we are not, by nature, good people in the sight of God.

😊 Biblical Gospel of Jesus’ Grace Preachers:

God the Father

***Jesus the Christ, The Son of God, True God and True Man, The Messiah,

The Holy Spirit

Paul

John

Peter

James

Matthew

Mark

Luke

*Watchman Nee – Extremely Valuable Valuable Insights and Unique. Biblical Free Grace to the core.

Charles Swindoll – Radio Biblical Free Grace preacher

*Robert Rhyne – Salvation through faith alone. Amazingly Valuable Insight on Sanctification and Grace.

*David J. Stewart (Jesus Is Savior, online) Get-to-the-point Valuable. Loudly Anti LS, clearly Pro-Grace.

*Renee Roland – A woman, but not a pastor. Extremely Valuable for explaining the Gospel on YouTube, exposing False Gospel Preachers, and dealing with doubts over assurance of salvation, unbelievably good insights, deals with emotional concerns with grace and humility, extremely good on questions about Bible verses. The best I have ever seen on these things. Filled with the Holy Spirit and outspoken on critical issues. She has her own Videos section on the blog you are reading now.

*Kent Hovind – Valuable teacher on Creation. Biblical Free Grace all the way. God bless all these people.

Ken Boa – Gracious, very intelligent, knowledgeable, very educated grace teacher.

Curtis Hutson – Anti-Lordship Salvation False Gospel preacher from yesteryear.

Curtis Smale – I believe in the Biblical Free Grace of God unto Salvation by a Moment of Faith in Jesus, according to the Bible (John 6:47). I believe in Jesus Christ, true God and true man, the holy and sinless Savior, who was crucified, shed His blood, died on the cross for all of the sins of everyone, including all of mine, was buried, and rose again from the dead on the third day, according to the Scriptures. (1st Corinthians 15:1-4, all four Gospels, and the entire New Testament.)

God gives eternal life, and gives the assurance of it, to everyone who believes in Him, through a moment of faith in Jesus (John 6:47).

I am loudly and strongly anti-Lordship Salvation False Gospel, anti-Salvation by Repentance of Sins, anti-Salvation by Discipleship, anti-Human Good Works for Salvation, and anti-Calvinism.

Hopefully and prayerfuly, I am becoming more and more a gracious believer and liver and teacher and preacher of the Biblical Gospel of Free Grace. I believe in Jesus Christ as my Savior from all of my sins, Justification by faith in Jesus, Jesus is my Savior from sin, my Savior from eternal death (and my Savior from my bodily human death through the resurrection of my body to a glorious body) and my Savior from Hell.

My favorite Bible verses and Bible doctrines are: John 6:47, 1st Corinthians 15:1-4, Ephesians 1:13,14, Galatians 1:6-9, God’s Grace, Eternal Security, spiritual baptism into the Death and Resurrection of Christ at the moment of saving faith, God is Love, Jesus is my Salvation, and Jesus is my Sanctification, God is my Father, the Holy Spirit indwells me, and His Word is a light to my mind.

I love God, and I love people, because God loved me first. God has enabled me to forgive. I believe that I will live in Heaven with Jesus and live on the New Earth united with Heaven, with a glorified immortal body, because of the promises in the Bible. This is my destiny.

I have communion with God’s Spirit in my spirit. This communion with God is the most satisfying, peaceful, loving, warm, and joyful thing I have ever experienced.

Jesus is my Savior, forgiver, healer, provider, and the divine lover of my soul. Thank you forever, Lord Jesus! Amen.

*Jack Weaver, expreacherman.com, Notes from a Retired Preacher website. Now in the presence of the Lord. Wonderful, Valuable Free Grace, anti-Lordship Salvation website.

Bob George – Classic Christianity book.

Steven Anderson – Faithful Word Baptist Church, Tempe, AZ: loud, sometimes angry and crazy, wrong on hating homosexuals, sometimes sinfully angry from the pulpit, but has the correct and clear and biblical Gospel message.

Joseph Prince -Extremely wealthy grace and positivity preacher with a prosperity angle.

*C.S. Lewis – Not strong on justification, and had some heretical beliefs, like infant water baptism regeneration, purgatory, and possibly some of his writings could be construed to teach the loss of salvation. His understanding evolved over time. Made many explicit Biblical Gospel of Grace statements— C.S. Lewis was strong on the Grace of God. Wonderful, warm, knowledgeable, intelligent, gracious, at times quite fierce, and insightful writer. Absolutely brilliant and learned beyond any non-Bible author on this page. My favorite prose writer of all time. “Mere Christianity” is my favorite non-Bible book. Good on basic truths and deep insights, but definitely not the best Biblical Free Grace theologian. Unbelievably Valuable for so many reasons, even if he were LSFG, which I pray with all my soul and hope he was not, and do not think he was.

Lewis Sperry Chafer – Free Grace

Dave Breese – Search his name on this site to read his wonderful “Danger” paper destroying Lordship Salvation False Gospel.

Dave Hunt – What a wonderful, godly man who taught the true biblical Gospel of God’s Grace in Christ: https://graceinsightandart.wordpress.com/2017/09/05/i-am-in-1000-agreement-with-this-wonderful-warm-simple-biblical-explanation-of-how-to-be-saved-by-dave-hunt-blessed-man-of-god-now-in-the-presence-of-the-lord-jesus-video/

Dr. J. Vernon McGee – Blessed Teacher of God’s Free Gift of Grace

Unknown, but probably Lordship Salvation False Gospel:

Gary Habermas

*John Lennox ? Great apologist for basic Christian beliefs, LS or not.

It is likely I have made some mistakes here, on one side or the other. Please let me know if you disagree with my placement of any of these preachers or organizations into any of these classifications, and I may consider changing them. Thanks.

Curtis Smale

The biggest false teachers/preachers/churches are: the Roman Catholic Church (some within this church are saved, if they believe in Jesus’ Gospel alone without relying on any of their own good works), The Lutheran Church (which I grew up in), (and almost all Reformed and Calvinist Churches), Billy Graham, John MacArthur, and John Piper.

There are many, MANY other False Gospel Teachers who teach that SALVATION comes by ~repenting from sins~ and a ~commitment~ to ~lifelong discipleship~. These all teach WORKS RIGHTEOUSNESS salvation. But the Bible says that salvation is a FREE GIFT received through faith in Jesus.

People think these churches and preachers are conservative and respectable, but they are deadly. Jesus said: “*MANY* false prophets will appear and DECEIVE *MANY* PEOPLE.” (Jesus, in Matthew 24:11), and Paul the apostle, in Galatians chapter one, puts -two- curses on anyone who preaches a False Gospel.

Lordship Salvation is a False Gospel because it teaches repentance from your sins, discipleship, and persevering in good works as necessary for your salvation.

The Gospel is found in 1st Corinthians 15:1-4: “Now, brothers, I want to remind you of THE GOSPEL I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. By this Gospel you are SAVED, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. For what I received I passed on to you as of FIRST IMPORTANCE: that

Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures…”

Notice that there is no mention of repentance of sins or discipleship included as the way to be saved. These are NOT part of the saving Gospel.

The Bible clearly says that salvation is “not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Ephesians 2:9)

Everyone who believes in Jesus alone, without simultaneously relying on his or her good works to be saved, has everlasting life. (John 6:47: Most assuredly, I say to you, he [or she] who believes HAS everlasting life.”)

–Curtis Smale

Why?


Why are more believers not Christlike: spiritual, loving, forgiving, supportive, helpful, responsive, compassionate? Why are they not people who seem like they know God? Why does it seem that “child of God” is a small part of their identity? Why does it seem they do not live in the love of God and are not sure of their salvation? Why does it seem most of the Christians I know just want to argue doctrine with me, as if that were the totality of their spirituality? Why?

Curtis Smale


God calls,
some people respond.
God forgives sin,
through the death on the cross
and physical resurrection of Jesus.
All those who want God, 
His forgiveness, and His Heaven,
will receive them, no matter when or where they were born.
Those who reject God,
are justly judged for their sins in Hell.
There is only eternal life,
and Heaven,
and Grace,
and forgiveness of sins
in God and in His Son Jesus.

—Curtis Smale

“God cannot be loving if He sends people to Hell to suffer forever” —A response.


That is like saying that a judge could not be loving to his children if he sentenced criminals to prison. But God is not only love, but He also has justice—He is holy.

(Besides, is real love only permissiveness? Doesn’t real love want the best for others?)

“God created flawed human beings”—that is one of the great lies of Satan.

Our great grandparents, Adam and Eve, were created perfect. But they sinned and disobeyed God of their own free will. This separated them from God, and their children (you and me) were genetically and spiritually separated from God also.

So, we were born flawed as a result of Adam and Eve’s sin.

That is our unfortunate birthright.

If God did not punish unrepentant sinners (those who do not change their minds from unbelief and from lying and saying they are not sinners but rather that they are “good people” and believe in Jesus), how could He be just and holy?

God is to be feared because if He is just, then sinners (you and me) must be punished.

In addition to being born a sinner, have you ever sinned of your own free will?

Have you ever lied?
Have you ever been arrogant against God your Creator?
Have you ever lusted against people who were not your spouse?
Have you ever hated people?
Have you ever stolen?
Have you ever cheated?
Have you ever been selfish?
Have you ever been lazy?
Have you ever avoided your responsibility?
Have you ever been nasty?
Have you used dirty or evil language?
Have you ever gone back on your word?
Have you ever had evil thoughts or intentions?
Have you ever hurt other people?
Have you ever taken revenge?
Have you ever been greedy?
Have you ever been hypocritical?
Have you ever been unforgiving?
Have you ever been unloving?
Have you ever been self-righteous?
Have you ever denied that God the Creator exists?
Have you ever taken the Name of God in vain—have you ever used God’s Name as a cuss word?
Have you ever blasphemed God?
Have you ever done anything that is wrong, sinful, or evil?

If you have, then you are justly under the condemnation of God for your sins, and you will open your eyes in a terrifying fiery burning physical Hell immediately after you die.

God cannot dwell with sinful people in Heaven. (And there is a Heaven, a real physical place. Where it is, I don’t know-probably in another dimension.) But I know the Way there: Jesus. There is only one other destination in the afterlife, and that is where the devils went: Hell.

Later on, after the Judgment Day of God, the holding pen (jail) itself of Hell will be thrown into the Lake of Fire, a physical place that justly and consciously burns sinners forever (eternal souls and indestructible resurrected bodies) who have rejected Jesus as their Savior.

God does not want anyone, He does not want humans to go to Hell, and neither do I.

The problem regarding the severity and everlasting nature of Hell is: we don’t know how good and holy God is, and we don’t know sinful and evil we humans are.

But we both are eternal beings who will exist forever.

God has always existed (Aseity), but we humans are one-way eternal, from the moment of our conception, from the moment God breathed life into us.

Now, finally, here is the Good News, of which we have no right to expect. Out of His unfathomable love, the Triune God sent His Son Jesus and incarnated as a human being to suffer and die for the sins of all people, including you and me. This was the atoning sacrifice for forgiving sin and sinners.

Later, Jesus rose from death to life on the third day, showing that God had accepted His Son’s sacrifice as being sufficient payment for all the sins past, present, and future of all humans.

God has said that whoever for a moment believes in Him will immediately have eternal life and will not go to Hell, but will go to Heaven, guaranteed, no matter what he or she does or does not do after that moment.

None of our good works are to be trusted in or relied upon for salvation. Our good works are not allowed as part of what saves us.

If we are partially trusting in our good works to save us, we are not saved.

After we believe, we can grow in faith, love, and good works, as children of God, but these things are not required or allowed for receiving eternal salvation.

The One and only God loves you with an everlasting love.

Please believe in Jesus right now and be eternally saved and reunited with God.

God bless you.

Curtis Smale

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Why People Hate Jesus


Six reasons people hate God, the Bible, Jesus, the Moral Law, Christians, and God’s Grace: 

1) They hate God’s authority: they want to be God themselves. 

2) They hate that God’s telling them that things they’re doing are wrong, sinful, and evil;

3) They hate there is that there’s a Hell, a place of divine punishment for them, for sinners.

4) They hate the Bible as THE source of truth: they want to make up their own “reality.” 

5) They hate that they are sinners, (“I am a good person”) even though their many sins prove that they are sinners. 

6) They hate God’s Grace and eternal irrevocable salvation through simple faith in Jesus who died for their sins and rose again —they want to earn salvation through their good works.

So… who are the real “haters”?

Curtis Smale