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, Lutheran (which I grew up in for 30 years), and Church of Christ Churches – Lordship Salvation False Gospel

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:

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 in Me ~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 – 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, probably was a true believer and therefore saved, even though he now is probably LSFG.

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

This 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. The problem is, we do not rely on this verse as the basis for our salvation. Jesus here 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 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.

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, Jesus’ Blood, Jesus’ Cross, 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 Free 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, mistranslated, preach LS False Gospel Salvation.

Most megachurches and Christian radio stations and Christian bookstores. LSFG

Of course, 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 Free Grace Preachers:

God the Father

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

The Holy Spirit








*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,, 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 can 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:

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 trust in Jesus 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. 2 By this Gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. 3 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 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


145 thoughts on “Here is a LIST of Lordship Salvation False Gospel Preachers

  1. Hello Curtis,

    I’m response to “where does it say that believers must show signs of life,” in those exact words, nowhere, but the essence is in several places, most notably:

    James 2:14-26
    Faith Without Works Is Dead
    14 What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? 17 Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

    18 But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without [a]your works, and I will show you my faith by [b]my works. 19 You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble! 20 But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is [c]dead? 21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar? 22 Do you see that faith was working together with his works, and by works faith was made [d]perfect? 23 And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “Abraham believed God, and it was [e]accounted to him for righteousness.” And he was called the friend of God. 24 You see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only.

    25 Likewise, was not Rahab the harlot also justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out another way?

    26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

    Focus on vs 17 and 26. These are not my words, this is the Apostle.

    Please understand the difference between necessary works and meritorious works. Meritorious works are what people do to be saved ( that’s a heresy). NEVERTHELESS, there are works that need to be present as evidence of the Spirit of God working on a person. If that evidence is not there, then the Spirit of God is not there, because the Spirit of God will always make itself seen.


      1. Of course, they had to bring out their pet passage in James 2. It says faith without works is dead because it was alive before, but by not helping someone your faith is dead at that moment, but at other times faith can be alive when we help others. This chapter, along with the whole book is speaking on profitability, not salvation.

        P.S. not every passage of the bible is salvation from hell.


  2. Curtis, Curtis, Curtis…If I told you I believe I can fly, I believe I can touch the sky more than once, you most certainly would ask me for proof. Where is the evidence of your belief (salvation)? When standing before Christ and he asked the same question, what would be your answer? Modern day evangelism is heresy. Reciting a man made sinners prayer or inviting Christ into your heart is not in the Bible! Just giving God lip service that you believe He is the Savior and could be your Savior means nothing (James 2:19). It is not a one time event! Jesus had a great response for people like you in Matthew 7:21 – 23.
    Jesus is your Lord before He is your Savior. The thief on the cross albeit a thief at the time of his crucifixion called Jesus, “Lord” before Jesus granted him salvation. The same happened with the adulterous woman in John 8:11. She called Him Lord (her Lord), Jesus offers salvation (opposite of condemnation) and then tells her, “to go and sin no more”. God told believers in 2 Chron 7:14 that they had to humble themselves, pray and seek His will, and turn from their sin (repent) before He would even hear their prayers, forgive them, or heal their land (salvation?). Do you notice the conditional process? Intellectual assent is not enough. By your philosophy, Judas Iscariot is in heaven. He ‘believed’ Jesus was the Messiah and his Savior. He personally was discipled by Jesus. No indication in scripture that Judas was not a Christian until the ‘last supper’ when Jesus referred to Judas as the ‘devil’. Judas did all the things a modern day self professing Christian would do. In the end, Judas was remorseful as he tossed the thirty pieces of silver on the ground but was not repentant. In each case, Jesus was Lord first.
    I heard you and many like you continue to misquote eph 2:8 – 9. You have a bad habit of adding the word ‘alone’ to the word ‘grace’. It is grace through faith. It is not our faith (works) as you and your ilk slander lordship salvationists with. God gave us the faith to accept His gift (grace through faith). If I handed you a present in a box, you opened it up, and it was a golf shirt, when did you accept it and/or did it become your shirt? Is it the moment I handed it to you? You liked the shirt but yet you placed it in your clothes drawer. You legally possess it, but is it your shirt? The point is, its not your shirt as you have not accepted it yet. It becomes your shirt the moment you put it on and wear it (Matthew 7:16 and Matthew chapter 13). That is the evidence. It is the same with salvation. Their has to be evidence. Merely intellectually asserting that Jesus has the power to save you and that He saved you is not enough. As stated previously, James 2:19 states the devil and his demons have knowledge of the same. They believe Jesus and shudder. Are they saved too?
    1 John 5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. 8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.


  3. I was a minister in the churches of Christ for 25 years and grew up in that faith system. It literally took years and years to weed out various false theologies out of my system. I am now totally convinced that the answer given by Paul and Silas in answer to the question, “What must I do to be saved?” is spot on (Acts 16:30-31). It’s believing in Jesus, i.e. trusting in the Son of God to save us, and nothing else. All glory goes to Him for our salvation. There is no work we can do better. There is no way we can be more sinless, There is no way we can make a better sacrifice for sin. It’s just an all-out trust in the Son of God and NOTHING else.


      1. you cannot cherry pick scriptures and disreguard all the warnings and other instructions


      2. 10 If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love.


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