Hebrews Part 30

Be Careful.

We all understand what “take Heed” means. Watch out. Look out. Hey buddy, wake up!

“Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God. But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end; While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation. For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses. But with whom was he grieved forty years? was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness? And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not? So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.” (Hebrews 3:12–19, KJV)

There’s been quite a few visitors to this blog who I’ve had to tell, “I suspect you aren’t saved.” Hebrews 3:12 makes it clear that departing from Christianity to anything else means you weren’t saved in the first place. Having spent several hours this weekend reviewing the videos of the “Strange Fire” conference, I can say it was mentioned strongly in almost every video that one cannot believe aberrant doctrine and be saved – the Holy Spirit drags you out of that environment fairly quickly.

If we followed Hebrews 3:13, perhaps we wouldn’t be in this situation! We are commanded to exhort one another to hold fast to the Gospel. When a friend comes up to you and tells you they think that blah blah blah and you immediately realize something’s wrong with that… it’s your responsibility to tell that person, “Yeah, uh… that’s wrong! The Bibe says in Ephesians…”

of course, this is another reason why all of you should be studying their Bibles. Today’s lesson is brought to you by… a study techniue I got from listening to Vincent Sawyer, who apparently had a GOOD English Grammar teacher. I have a hatred for English Grammar in all forms, thanks to an unpleasant teacher who apparently had a bugaboo about knowing all the Prepositions. I used to send her into fits of rage whenever I’d end a sentence in “because”, and we’d all be dispatched home with the assignment to memorize every preposition.

Vkincent Sawyer suggested going through and marking every verb in a verse, with the offhand comment of “They’re there for a reason.” So, paying attention to the verbs today, “take heed.” “Departing” “Exhort” “hardened”.

Conditional words, such as “unless” and “if” abound here. If a word is conditional, often a phrase is conditional EXCEPT!!!!

…when the context clearly shows it is not.

THe important phrase is the last one. “Could not enter in because of unbelief.”

“He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: But whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.” (Proverbs 28:26, KJV)

“He feedeth on ashes: A deceived heart hath turned him aside, That he cannot deliver his soul, nor say, Is there not a lie in my right hand?” (Isaiah 44:20, KJV)

“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” (Jeremiah 17:9, KJV)

“For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me.” (Romans 7:11, KJV)

“Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower. When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side. But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it; Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended. He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful. But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.” (Matthew 13:18–23, KJV)

It is possible to recieve the word of God with joy, and think you are born again. It is possible to decieve yourself into thinking you are saved when you are not.

What do we learn from Hebrews 19? You have to enter in the narrow way. If you do not, it is because of unbelief.

This is why, many times, I’ve had someone want to argue aberrant theology with me, and after I begin to see they simply do not understand Scripture as I relay it, I finally give the warning…” You may not be saved.”

It usually has a bad effect… people explode on me when I say it, and the standard response is to accuse me of saying anyone who disagrees with me is not saved. Well, no. Anyone who disagrees with the Bible is either not saved or in serious rebellion.

Take Heed.

Hebrews Part 29

“Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice, Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness: When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years. Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway err in their heart; and they have not known my ways. So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.)” (Hebrews 3:7–11, KJV)

“For he is our God; And we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear his voice, Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, And as in the day of temptation in the wilderness: When your fathers tempted me, Proved me, and saw my work. Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, And said, It is a people that do err in their heart, And they have not known my ways: Unto whom I sware in my wrath That they should not enter into my rest.” (Psalm 95:7–11, KJV)

Why is Paul writing this? Because some Christians were thinking about going back to Judaism. It was obvious they were the third kind of seed, who fell away because of persecution. Paul is telling them, “you can’t go back.”

I remember my rabbi telling me when he gave me a Tehillas Hashem prayerbook, “The Hlalakhah (Jewish law) says, Once you start praying Tehillas Hashem, you can’t switch to any other siddur.” Well, I guess i’m not in violation of halakhah, because I never went to another siddur after that. I searched for which religion was the truth, and of course, I found it was Judaism – Biblical Judaism.

We call it Christianity today.

Anyway (I’ll tell the whole story sometime), the issue was that the Jewish believers of that day were experiencing persecution on all sides, and some were thinking, “This isn’t right – if He’s the Messiah, then this would be working!” So, some began to theorize things we’re still dealing with today, for the same reason. “IF Jesus Christ is just an angel, I can be on better ground for leaving Him or rationalizing what parts I don’t like.” “If Jesus Christ is just a man, then His words are not binding on me.”

You’re right! And so, Paul began to write this letter, and the Lord began to move him to write the words the Lord wanted in the letter. And so we have Hebrews.

EVery Jew would know about the tempting at Meribah. It’s part of the yearly Torah readings. Paul here contrasts the temptation at Meribah and Kadesh-Barnea, and the current temptation to leave and go back to Judaism.

The issue is, if they leave, they never were saved in the first place. Hence the parable of the tares, which the Lord declared a foundational parable. There are four kinds of “Christians”. Three leave, and prove they were never saved. One stays. Are they saved because they stayed? No. They stayed because they were saved.

Paul is delicately telling them, “If you leave, you’re not saved.”

So, what does staying do? Paul uses phrases like “…to the end” (Hebrews 3:6, 3:14, 6:8, 6:11). It’s a truism that when you look into a commentary to see what the difficult part means, they always skip right over it! This verse is no exeption. But I believe this is saying, “If you leave and you’re not saved, there’s no hope for you. You won’t listen again. If you stay and aren’t saved, the hope for you is that eventually you’ll listen to the Gospel.”

Hebrews makes dire predictions of what happens if you are not saved. It’s one reason it’s not a popular book. Nobody likes to be reminded they’re going to suffer horribly forever. That’s why in many ways, the result of a study of Hebrews leaves many christians on their knees, weeping and begging God to save them. If you were already saved, good remembrance of why you got saved. If you’re NOT SAVED… guess what just happened???

Good thing you didn’t leave, huh?

Hebrews Part 28

“Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.” (Hebrews 2:17–18, KJV)

Finishing up hebrews 2, We now draw things to the parallel of the High Priest.

the High Priest performed the sin atonements and offerings for the people. As Hebrews will point out, first the High Priest has to take care of himself… then everyone else. And every day, he repeats this.

Our High Priest took care of everyone else first. And was done.

In some way we’ll never understand, the Lord was tempted. I’m not going to go into this, as there’s really books upon books of speculation on this. Whole oceans of ink have been spilled, speculating on how this took place. I say again, we sometimes have to throw up our hands and just admit, “I don’t understand.”


Nu, and you’re so smart you can explain God?

Okay, then.

The important thing “The Author” (read: Paul) was trying to tell us is that when we are tempted to sin, the Lord understands, because He’s been there, and he can help us. The point is, when you’re tempted to sin, so rarely do we call upon him at the beginning of the temptation! Instead, we’re often at the point where it’s gripped us, and we’re begging for help. If you’re a smoker, it’s when you’re putting the cigarette to your lips that you start begging the Lord. It’s when you’re driving to that place where you know you can buy Crystal Meth on the street that you start crying out for help. It’s when you’ve been cussing out other drivers for 5 miles that you begin to call out for help.

Try this – when the first thought crosses your mind, call out for help then. Don’t wait until you’re neck deep in the sin to start calling out.

We’ll go into this at more depth in Hebrews chapter 5.

“For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted. Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus; Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house. For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house. For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God. And Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after; But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.” (Hebrews 2:18–3:6, KJV)

This really is a huge section. There’s nothing I can teach you you haven’t heard before, because the same Holy Spirit teaches all men. But if you spend time studying the Bible, you really begin to grasp a lot of things you gloss over before. In other words, the Holy Spirit will give you as much as you show yourself willing to learn. You may SAY you really want to learn your Bible, but the Holy Spirit only gives while you actually are studying God’s word. If you’re just going to read, then all you do is read. If you’re going to start breaking it down, well then… that’s different.

“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:” (1 Peter 2:9, KJV)

Contrastive thought – from Peter! This shows that the contrastive thought so common in Paul’s Epistles is not just Paul’s choices of words, but rather, how God thinks. And again, we have proof of Mechanical Inspiration, something so often argued against by men who don’t want to be bound by God’s word.

Here’s a Bible truth. The Levites support the work of the kohenim, the priesthood, who acts as surrogates for the High Priest in many duties. But there are some duties appointed only to the High Priest.

Jesus Christ is the High Priest of the heavenly priesthood, not of the earthly. So, who’s his Levites?


“I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:14, KJV)

“Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,” (2 Timothy 1:9, KJV)

It stands to reason that a High Priest who is merely installed in the office due to birthright and through being chosen to do so, working in a Temple others built, gets honor. But if the one who built the Temple, who the Temple is meant to worship, is the high Priest – then we really get a glimpse of who Jesus Christ really is.

The Temple in many ways is a type of Jesus. We offend God by our sins. Where do we go to relieve that offense? The Temple. We are lost in our sins. Who is the only one who can bridge that? Jesus Christ. We go to Him for forgiveness.

Who alone can forgive sins? THe one who is sinned against. We know we sin against God. And Jesus Christ stands in the gap for us… because He is God, the offended party.

It’s not just a man forgiving you – it’s God.


When I was in school, I literally was the only Jewish kid in my school. Surprisingly, my nickname was NOT Jew boy except on random occasions. Where I grew up, nicknames were given to those you liked. Considering that I grew up in an area with a large Mafia presence, that might explain it.

Anyway, there was a funny habit in my school. The entire class was a single grade (I understand that’s not always the case in big cities). In my class, any deviation from the accepted status was met with instant derision and opposition. In other words, if you were explaining your case in school, and everyone disagreed with you, you were shouted down, instantly. They would not let you finish a sentence. The group seemed to feel they could determine what TV shows you liked, what music you listened to, etc.

Things have gotten worse – and it’s in professing Christianity.

But this time, it;s over things that Christians used to fight and die for.

Salvation by grace through faith alone – you’re shouted down if you say you believe only these people whose salvation testimony includes this concept. “it’s a different Faith Tradition!” you hear now. “We can’t upset the Mormons, SEventh Day Adventists and Roman Catholics!” Funny, they left out all the people who believe in salvation by election. “Well, they’re a different faith tradition also!”

And they’re all going to Hell, unless they have been born again, unless their testimony can show they had one specific moment in time where they realized they were hellbound, and only the saving mercy of Jesus Christ can prevent that.

But Christianity today doesn’t believe in Hell, apparently. There’s been books that were released with titles like, “Saved by what???”… only to end up in the cutout bins, and finally in the dumpster. But “Love Wins” sells millions, and probably in its 6th printing. Or 666th printing, perhaps.

Well, the kids in my school were wrong when they shouted me down, and they figured that out by the end of the year. The people who don’t believe in salvation by faith through grace – and Hell – will find out they were wrong about both.

A literal six day Creation – that was standard. STANDARD. Christians used to loudly decry anyone who believed in Evolution as a compromiser. Yet, John Hagee still has a TV show. Last I checked, John Ankerberg has one too. Pat Robertson still is talking widows on fixed incomes into mailing him their social security checks, so, yes, he too still has a job. Hm.

But if you announce your belief in this today, you’re decried as a “wooden Fundamentalist”. I’m sorry, I may walk a little stiffly when I first get up in the morning, but I’m not made of wood.

Belief in God? Apparently optional – there are pastors who defend their right to keep their job while professing a belief in nothing at all. “I don’t teach my congregation anything to do with God.” One woman boasts. And the congregation nods approvingly. Hey, if you’re in a church where the pastor openly proclaims their atheism, and you don’t leave that church or attempt to call for a business meeting for their dismissal – you are an atheist too. You must be, not to be fearful of having to explain to Jesus Christ why you attended a church like that?

Belief in the Bible? No, Christianity doesn’t do that anymore. Statements of faith now all read, “…inerrant in the original manuscripts”. And they DEFEND that! Any attempt to proclaim a belief in the Bible as without error is met with arrogance and pattronising speech. And it’s a great way to get free books by D. A. Carson, by James WHite, and by an Independent Fundamental Baptist preacher who lives just an hour away from me, who even teaches in an IFB Seminary. Yup. Belief in an inerrant Bible is out. No big loss – how can you believe in something you never even read?

Belief in Jesus of the Bible? Well, no. Christianity is unsatisfied wtih the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. They’ve invented a Jesus Christ of their own image, an effeminate, love everyone Jesus who doesn’t really care or have standards, and doesn’t really care how you act or believe.

“But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you.” (Matthew 11:22, KJV)

“And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted to heaven, shalt be thrust down to hell.” (Luke 10:15, KJV)

“I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.” (Revelation 1:18, KJV)

In case anyone missed it, all three verses are spoken by Jesus Christ. He is literally condemning people to Hell. “I have the keys of Hell and death.” Jesus Christ will be presiding as Judge at the Great White Throne judgment. And guess what? A HUGE number of people who deny all of the things above are going to find themselves at the Great White Throne judgment, standing in the huge group at the left.

I’m trying to get as many of you as possible standing on the RIGHT hand side at that judgment.

If you believe Jesus Christ would never judge or condemn anyone, guess what? You’re not worshipping the real Jesus Christ. That’s a bottom line statement.

I can remember my Christian friend of the 80’s, who – although a Pentecostal – had a VERY fundamentalist view of Jesus Christ and the Bible. He wouldn’t listen to wordly music, read his Bible avidly, was constantly witnessing, very patient (can you imagine what I was like as an atheist? He HAD to be patient!) – but sure fire steady on his witness for God.

During my research of Christian seminaries and Bible colleges, trying to find a good one for my son in the faith to go to besides the theoligical nightmare of Regent University… I encountered something that almost felt like the nail in the coffin for modern Christianity.

There’s an IFB seminary – dorm rooms, financial aid, day and night classes, has daily chapel meetings… that forbids the students discussing the Bible issue. Now, I know how to read between lines. I’ve worked for organizations with bylaws and guidelines and employee contracts and etc. I know how to read the wording.

The wording says that students are prohibited from discussing the Bible issue amongst themselves. What it really means is, “the King James only students are required to shut up or be expelled.”

Because I don’t think anyone claiming the NASB to be the most “literal translation” will be officially warned. I don’t think anyone will have official warnings placed in their student jacket for saying they’re upset about the ESV re-translation iissue. I can state with confidence it only means the KIng James believers.

I’ve been warning all my readers for some time, it’s rapidly getting to a point where all of you are going to have to start separating from your churches, and hold house meetings until you can organize churches. The Bible does not permit you to compromise with error.

And the mainline churches are running amok with error, compromise, and outright heresy.

Very shortly – if we have not already reached this point – you are going to have to withdraw from your church. Pray about this, because this is not something you should do lightly. If you do this for the wrong reasons, you’ll have explaining to do. But trust me – if you stay past when you should have left, you’ll have even more explaining to do.

Losing Heart

It’s becoming difficult. Everywhere i look, I’m seeing flagrant compromise and rebellion against God. People who once stood strong for God, now wallowing in the mire of compromise.

Kent Hovind, a Fundamentalist. Goes to prison for not paying his taxes. Finally released after public outcry. Now teaches “The SHack” and says its the best description of the Trinity he’s ever read.

Eric, tell your dad the cheese has slid off his sandwich, and help him out. When I first started writing this blog, I was watching Hovind’s second series of videos (the ones without the conspiracy theories and the bizarre cancer cures). I was recommending him. Now, I’m urging readers to stay far away.

Charles Stanley is advocating comtemplative prayer. Great. So, now he’s pushing Buddhist Mantras? Why are we urging people to repeat “Jesus, Jesus, Jesus…” and then letting it fade into silence as we sit and wait for God to speak? Why not just concentrate on a single point on the wall and chant “Om mani padme Om”??? IT’S THE SAME THING!!!

Christians now are fond of saying, “Your truth may not be my truth.” HUH??? Have you ever thought of how STUPID that really is???

“Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.” (Matthew 14:33, KJV)

That’s not your truth???

“Well, we’re really not sure what truth is.”

“Pilate saith unto him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and saith unto them, I find in him no fault at all.” (John 18:38, KJV)

“We may not be able to know what truth is.”

“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6, KJV)

Christians are now saying things like, “I’m a jello-shooter type of Christian.”

Well, why not just say, “I’m a crack smoking kind of christian”? Or, “I’m a ‘light incense to Baal’ kind of Christian.”

If a Christian can by possibility be saved while he conforms to this world, at any rate it must be so as by fire. Such a bare salvation is almost as much to be dreaded as desired. Reader, would you wish to leave this world in the darkness of a desponding death bed, and enter heaven as a shipwrecked mariner climbs the rocks of his native country? then be worldly; be mixed up with Mammonites, and refuse to go without the camp bearing Christ’s reproach. But would you have a heaven below as well as a heaven above? Would you comprehend with all saints what are the heights and depths, and know the love of Christ which passeth knowledge? Would you receive an abundant entrance into the joy of your Lord? Then come ye out from among them, and be ye separate, and touch not the unclean thing. Would you attain the full assurance of faith? you cannot gain it while you commune with sinners. Would you flame with vehement love? your love will be damped by the drenchings of godless society. You cannot become a great Christian—you may be a babe in grace, but you never can be a perfect man in Christ Jesus while you yield yourself to the worldly maxims and modes of business of men of the world. It is ill for an heir of heaven to be a great friend with the heirs of hell. It has a bad look when a courtier is too intimate with his king’s enemies. Even small inconsistencies are dangerous. Little thorns make great blisters, little moths destroy fine garments, and little frivolities and little rogueries will rob religion of a thousand joys. O professor, too little separated from sinners, you know not what you lose by your conformity to the world. It cuts the tendons of your strength, and makes you creep where you ought to run. Then, for your own comfort’s sake, and for the sake of your growth in grace, if you be a Christian, be a Christian, and be a marked and distinct one.

Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Morning and Evening, WORDsearch CROSS e-book, Under: “October 14”.

We are reaching a point where false teachers far outnumber the Biblical ones, and it is getting astoundingly hard to continue. It’s hard to fight the fight, and feel like I am getting nowhere.

Just get me a small church, where the people inside are strong believers, hungry for the word.

Christians everywhere are joining forces against those who believe the Bible literally. If you believe the Bible is inerrant, the inspired word of God, you’re outnumbered. And those opposed to you vastly outnumber those on your side.

Someone who was an inspiration to me for years, Josh McDowell, has refused to answer my emails concerning whether or not he believes the Bible is without error on his statement of faith.

There’s a large number of Christians who believe in evolution. Evolution! Like John Hagee, Pat Robertson, John Ankerberg, etc. And anyone who makes any kind of professed belief in a literal six day creation is shouted down.

Lord Jesus, Come Soon.

What to say to a Theological Liberal Teacher

Understand first of all, theological liberal teachers like to use the word “progressive”. Sure, fine. Understand what you’re saying, because for decades, the Soviet Union liked to use that word as a synonym for “communist” and “atheist”. So, sure, call yourself progressive!!!

When you hear a teacher in a Seminary, Bible University, Theological University or Bible College say things like, “The Bible does have errors in it” or “The interpretation of the Bible belongs to the reader…”

Here’s your first question.

“So, if you don’t believe in the Bible, why do you work here?”

“Don’t you think it shows a lack of integrity to take a salary to teach a Bible you don’t believe in?”

“If you don’t believe in the Bible, why should I learn from you? The Bible says that ‘….the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God for they are foolishness to him’? So, since you cannot know things that are spiritually discerned… why are you teaching me?”

“So, when you’re saying Moses didn’t write Deuteronomy, aren’t you calling the Lord Jesus Christ a liar??? Isn’t that a dangerous situation to be in?”

“So let me get this straight – do you believe that Jesus Christ is God in the flesh, eternally existing as one third of the Trinity and co-Equal with God the Father?”

“Does the President of the (seminary, university, college) know you’re teaching this?”

“Since most of the textual critics were unbelievers and right now are suffering in eternal torments, why should we listen to or believe anything they have to say?”

“So, let me clarify – what you’re saying is that the Bible is wrong. Since God wrote the Bible, aren’t you in effect saying that you’re smarter than God???”

“Doesn’t it worry you that millions of Bible Believing Christians have read the Bible and considered that passage to be correct and inspired of God, but you obviously don’t?”

“Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!” (Matthew 18:7, KJV)

“Why should I be listening to you, when it’s obvious you’re not saved? Shouldn’t I be witnessing to you instead?”

Print this list out, and keep it in your binder at college. Print out more than one copy, because I guarantee that the instructor will resort to Petit Larceny, a 1st class misdemeanor, and will steal it from you under the guise of “confiscating” it. Call the police and file a report. Or, if it’s a state where you can go to the magistrate yourself, do so.

We need to clean out Bible colleges of these wolves.

Unbelieving Teachers

It’s with some regret I have to write this. We should not be in a situation like this.

Name the two most dagnerous places for a Christian.

Answer: Christian bookstores, and Christian schools.

It’s HARD to find a Christian college where the Faculty really believes. Oh, I’m sure the Dean of this and that probably does – but the instructors???

Almost guaranteed – not a chance.

It really shouldn’t be this way – at all.

Recently, I linked to a news article in which a Bible College asked their instructors to sign a re-worded statement of faith. It clarified poor wording about a belief if a literal six day creation. All of the instructors refused to sign it, and one attenpted a lawsuit.

Friends, that’s a major warning sign. Major. The statement of faith of most Bible colleges, Universities, and Seminaries all are usually so weak, that I could sign most of them – and I think it’s pretty clear that I have major problems with the doctrinal stand of most of what passes for Christianity! I mean, look at my statement of faith. It’s long, it’s complicated. But in this day and age, it HAS to be. There’s so much in the way of unbelieving false teachers that unless Bible institutions do something drastic – like that Bible college did – we’re sunk.

Of course, now that I think about it, that was probably my chance to send in a resume!

In another Bible college, the President of the college did the same thing. He re-wrote the entire statement of faith, making sure it lined up with the Bible. What was said to him is truly revealing of the liberal mindset. One of the instructors read it, and threw it on the desk. “I can make that mean whatever I want.”

That’s chilling. That speaks of EXTREME lack of integrity. That’s the voice of the father of lies right there.

The President of the University said two words. The right two words. “You’re fired.”

She shouted in his face, “I have tenure! I have a contract! You CAN’T FIRE ME!”

His answer was classic. I should probably have a cup of coffee with this guy. “I can make that contract mean whatever I want.”

I read someone’s blog where he, a published Christian author, wanted to get a seminary education, so he enrolled in Fuller Theological Seminary. He resigned after a year, and wrote a letter – which he put on his blog – where he revealed that the teachers there denied a literal six day creation. Later on, the same instructors denied an inspired, inerrant word of God. He wrote the letter, sent it in, and Fuller… did nothing.

Fuller is listed on many websites still as a Conservative college.

College professors, teachers and instructors should relish the chance to answer these questions:

“Do you believe the Bible?” Only permitted answer – “Yes I do.”

“In a one word answer – Do you believe the Bible is without error, and true?” The only acceptable answer will be “Yes.” Note – it has to be a one word answer to this question. The minute someone begins equivocating, or starts having to explain the answer, you realize the answer to that is “No.”

“Do you believe Moses wrote Genesis, Exodus. Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy?” Should be a “Yes” answer.

“Do you believe that the Whale swalllowed Jonah?” Answer should be yes. It’s permitted for them to want to answer, “And if the Bible said Jonah swallowed the whale, I’d believe that too!”

“Do you believe the Bible gives us the inerrant, inspired words of God, or the opinions of men?” No equivocating. Their only permitted response is to be “Inerrant and inspired”. If they answer anything else – beware.

“Is the book of Daniel speaking of the times of the Maccabees, or some future event yet to happen?” It may take a little expliaining to explain it, but the only correct answer is “Future”.

“Do you believe the book of Daniel was written by Daniel at the timeof the 6th century as described in the book? Or some future time such as the 3rd or first century?” Correct answer is 6th century.

Trust me when I say you’re not getting these kinds of answers out of almost every University or Bible college. The author of another blog “The Cripple Gate” suggests another test – do they believe Matthew was written first or Mark?

I’m ashamed actually I didn’t think of that myself. He’s absolutely right. Seminaries that teach Mark was first are doing it to try to prove “documentary Evolution”.

In short, you should most definitely ask questions of your institution you are investigating. Do not compromise over prestige. Fuller THeological apparently has become a hotbed of liberalism, and the faculty plans on doing nothing about it. Liberty apparently suffers from problems as well. Southern Baptist I’ve heard both ways about – the liberals despise it and the conservaitves despise it. Regent University, I’d just flee from.

Be careful.