Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Babylon USA Theater Update

Several days ago, I made a YouTube video asking you to consider booking a theater in your area to show our new film, Babylon USA. The idea was to get this important film shown in theaters across America, and thanks to many of you, there are already a lot of screenings scheduled! Theaters have been booked all across America by churches, groups of friends, and even individuals. The following is a list of cities where you can see this exciting new documentary on the big screen before it becomes available on YouTube. (The only way to see it sooner is to donate $1,000 or more to the film.)

July 4, Phoenix, AZ 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
July 8, Jacksonville, FL 11:00 a.m.
July 10, Austin, TX 6:30 p.m.
July 12, Boise, ID 7:00 p.m.
July 15, Vancouver, WA
July 15, Wichita, Kansas 2:00 p.m.
July 15, Warren, Michigan
July 15, Alvin, TX
July 18, Memphis, TN 7:00 p.m.
July 20, Roanoke, VA 7:00 p.m.
July 20, Grand Rapids, Michigan 7:00 p.m.
July 22, Auckland, New Zealand 10:00 a.m.
July 28, Sacramento, CA in the morning during the Red Hot Preaching Conference
July 29, Christchurch, New Zealand 10:00 a.m.
August 5, Toronto, Canada 9 a.m.

There will be more details announced soon, but this is just a preliminary update, so you can start making plans. The above list is just the showings that are definitely scheduled, but there are several more in the works. The following are cities that don’t have an exact time and place nailed down yet or perhaps need additional funding but already have specific people working on them:

San Antonio, TX - Pastor Manly Perry
Jacksonville, NC - Pastor Michael Johnson
New Orleans, LA - Pastor Joe Major
Johnson City, TN - Christopher Woodby / Chris Estep
Asheville, NC - Christopher Woodby / Chris Estep
Marietta, GA - Kenton Knowles - July 14 or 15
Orlando, FL - Luis Mendez
LA/OC - Bo Kelleher
Nashville, TN - Anthony Bopst ($500 pledged to Paul for this one by someone else)
Little Rock, AR - Richard Tanner
Richmond, VA - Sean Jolley
McAllen, TX - Israel Flores
Columbus, OH - Victor Brewer

There has been interest expressed in a lot of other cities and even overseas--we just need more of you to step up to the plate and start calling theaters. This is just a grass roots movement to get the film seen, and we need your help. One of the ground rules is that you need to show a receipt proving that you’ve booked the theater before we can send you the DVD or Blue-Ray. Also, you need to either be someone we know or someone we know must be able to vouch for you. Anyone interested in helping should request to join the Babylon USA Theater Organization Facebook group or contact Paul Wittenberger at Framing the World Productions.

If you have the money, you could rent the theater yourself, or perhaps several people in your area could chip in. Another option would be handing out flyers and selling tickets to recoup some of the money you invested. How you pay for it is up to you, we just want to get the message out there. The prices are all over the place. I heard about one theater that agreed to play the film for free! Others only cost two or three hundred dollars. I think the highest price I heard about was $1,700. The window for playing the film is July 10th through August 5th, so you will need to book the theater during that time. You do the leg work, you do the paperwork, you get the funding, and then just send us the receipt, and we’ll send you the DVD or Blue Ray in plenty of time for your showing. You can also simply contact Framing the World Productions and make a donation toward one of the screenings that is still in need of funding.

Thank you everybody who has worked hard and/or shelled out hundreds of dollars to help get these important truths out there. We are overwhelmed with gratitude and cannot thank you enough! The film, Babylon USA is in “post-production,” meaning that it is almost finished, and what I’ve seen of it is awesome!

These movies are powerful. Every day I hear about someone else who got saved after watching one of our films. If you live near one of the above cities, please show your support by showing up for the screening. People are going to a lot of trouble to make this happen, so let’s pack out the theaters. Since we will be promoting the showings on facebook and YouTube, attending one of these events is a great opportunity to meet like-minded people in your area.

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Thanks again!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Sam Gipp's Zombie Apocalypse

16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

- 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

This is a pretty straightforward passage about the dead in Christ rising first that I assumed all Baptists agreed on, but I came across these sermons where Sam Gipp is teaching that there is a 40 day gap between verse 16 and 17. Yes, that’s right—he is teaching yet another “gap theory.”

Gipp’s zombie apocalypse theory in no way jibes with the secret, pre-tribulation rapture, which is what most mainstream Baptist churches teach. Obviously, people are going to notice if every believer who ever lived rose from the dead and walked the earth for 40 days! Wouldn't that serve as a warning that the end is near and even make it possible to predict the day?

Actually, Gipp, the warning is when we see the Abomination of Desolation sitting in the temple, but that’s a whole other argument that is not within the scope of this article. What I’d like to know is how in the world the “twinkling of an eye” takes 40 days!?

“In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.” - 1 Corinthians 15:52

When Keith Gomez picked Sam Gipp to defend the pre-trib rapture, he picked the wrong guy. Whether you are pre-trib or post-trib, Gipp should lose credibility with everyone with his rapture gap theory. The resurrection/rapture happens in a moment, Sam Gipp, not over the course of 40 days!

What blows my mind is that Sam Gipp can teach this kind of bizarre teaching about the rapture, and no one even bats an eye, whereas if someone says that the rapture is after the tribulation but before God pours out his wrath, everyone loses their minds. As long as you don't go after the pre-trib rapture, you can pretty much get away with teaching ANYTHING about Bible prophecy in today's independent Baptist churches, and no one will even care.

Here is the link to watch "After the Tribulation" and learn the truth.

Pastor Keith Gomez on Slavery

I recently came across this clip of Pastor Keith Gomez preaching, and, wow! There is so much wrong in this one short clip:

Did you catch what he said at the very beginning? Apparently, Gomez is a hyper-dispensationalist who thinks only 13 books of the Bible from Romans to Philemon were written to us in the “church age.” I guess that’s why he likes fellow Ruckmanite, Sam Gipp.

I don’t know which Bible version Gomez is reading in his studies because nowhere in the book of Philemon are we told “how to treat our slaves.” Even the passages in the Old Testament that supposedly condone slavery have to do with bondservants, which were nothing like the slavery that took place in America, but to imply that we are encouraged to have slaves in the New Testament is ludicrous.

Not only does Gomez claim that Philemon says something that it doesn’t, but he challenges those who are against slavery to answer why the subject of how to treat our slaves is addressed in Philemon. No, we cannot answer that, Keith Gomez, because Philemon says nothing like that. The only verse I could find in Philemon that remotely mentions a servant (not a slave) is verse 16:

“Not now as a servant, but above a servant, a brother beloved, specially to me, but how much more unto thee, both in the flesh, and in the Lord?”

Well there you have it folks—the New Testament manual on how to treat your slaves. Actually, what Paul was saying to Philemon was, Hey this guy used to be your servant in the past, but now he is NOT your servant anymore. He is to be received as a brother, and not as a servant.

Gomez’s gross misinterpretation of the book of Philemon is nothing more than a lie and an excuse for a racist rant. He basically said that all black people would have a bone in their nose and be fighting lions in Africa if their ancestors hadn’t been kidnapped and brought here as slaves! And people in his church actually said “Amen” to that. Unbelievable!

“And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.” Exodus 21:16

No wonder Gomez has to post his sermons on a password protected site. Keith Gomez, and others like him, are afraid to post their unbiblical sermons publicly because they don’t want to be called on the carpet for their false teaching. Lest I be accused of taking Gomez out of context, here is the link to the full sermon.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Don't Do Anything I Wouldn't Do

“Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;” Titus 3:5

Salvation is by faith, not works. It’s all through Jesus, and it’s a free gift. Often someone will get saved and continue to drink alcohol or live in fornication. Those are wicked sins that do need to be repented of in the Christian life, but whether someone ever repents of those sins or not, they are still saved if they believed on the Lord Jesus Christ.

When someone teaches that you must repent of your sins to be saved, it raises the question of which sins? A typical repent-of-your-sins preacher might brag that he never smoked another cigarette after he got saved, yet he is morbidly obese. Did he repent of the sin of gluttony?

People often have an arbitrary list of sins in mind, which they feel must be given up in order for a person to be saved. This stems from judging others based on one’s own personal experience. For example, a person who has never touched a drop of alcohol since he got saved might assume that a saved person would never drink.

Even those of us who know better can fall into the trap of questioning the salvation of someone who believes right. Particularly, when it is someone in our own family, we want to see evidence of their conversion. We don’t believe people need to turn from their sins to be saved, but we expect them to make certain changes afterward or progress the same way we did. We need to remember that people struggle in different areas. They grow at different rates and even backslide.

I haven’t repented of all my sins, and neither have you. There is often a change in people’s lives after salvation, but it’s going to be different for different people. Factors such as baptism and church attendance will usually speed up the repentance process. Even if they never show up to church or give up any of their sins, believers will go to Heaven because their salvation does not depend on them.

“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

Here is a sermon to go with this article.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Maine Soul-winning Marathon Results

We recently put on a soul-winning marathon in the state of Maine, and I was pleased with the results. 52 people showed up, and we had a total of 25 saved and 9 baptized. This was the lowest turnout that we’ve ever had at a soul-winning marathon, but it’s not surprising. Maine is a state with a low population and is off the beaten path. It isn’t part of the Bible belt by any means, and people were kind of surprised that we were even doing a soul-winning marathon there. Maine is a godless place in a lot of ways, but having 25 people get saved was a huge blessing!

One of the best things about this particular soul-winning event was that about 30 of the people who came to the marathon had never been soul winning before. Training new soul winners is one of the main reasons we put on these events. Winning a few people to the Lord is great, but training someone to be a life-long soul winner can lead to hundreds more people being saved. Ideally, many of those people who participated in the Maine marathon will get excited about soul winning and continue to win souls on a regular basis in their own communities.

We were able to knock about 1600-1700 doors, so we put a good dent in the town of Biddeford, which only has about 21,000 people in it. Most people who answered the door had zero interest, but people walking around outside were more likely to stop and listen. Interestingly, the four people I personally won to the Lord that day were people out walking. The fact that anyone got saved at all in such an unreceptive area just goes to show that soul winning works anywhere. I believe the Lord places the right people in our path when we show up with a willing attitude.

If you are not yet involved in soul winning, you need to find a soul-winning church in your area and get plugged in. When we come to a town near you, I encourage you to attend one of our soul winning marathons and perhaps bring a friend. As a silent partner, you’ll pick up invaluable skills from listening to a seasoned soul winner deal with different types of people. If you’ve never been soul winning before, just show up, and we’ll pair you up with someone who will do the talking. If you are already a “talker,” we hope you will attend these events as well because we need both talkers and silent partners.

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Sam Gipp's Blasphemy was a Re-Run

"Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." Philippians 2:9-11

If you were hoping Sam Gipp misspoke when he recently attacked the name of Jesus, you will be disappointed because he has done it more than once. Finding other examples of Gipp preaching the same heresy was easy since he has such a limited repertoire. Like most traveling “evangelists,” Gipp is extremely repetitive, preaching the same recycled junk again and again. Even though Keith Gomez deleted Gipp’s conference sermons, a YouTube search of “Sam Gipp Israel” revealed more of the same heresy on Gipp’s own channel. Here is a transcript of Sam Gipp preaching the same thing back in January 2016:

“In Matthew chapter one, Joseph is he, he ya know, he finds out that Mary’s expecting. He’s gonna put her off quietly cause he doesn’t want her killed, and, and, Gabriel shows up and says, Hey, hey, let her alone. Ya see, you know who she’s carrying? Emmanuel. Really? Yeah. And, and, so when the child’s born they walk up to Joseph and say, So, what are you gonna call him? Jesus.

Did? I, come on, I was there when Joseph said Emmanuel. Right? I’m reading there. Gabriel said he shall be Emmanuel, and when Joseph gets to give him a name, he calls him Jesus. Did he not read two verses ahead? You say, why did he call him Emmanuel? Cause he was never with him. It says in John, ‘He came unto his own, and his own…’ that’s right. Do you understand that when it says that God is with you that you just read Emmanuel?

But, hang on. You see I don’t think this will ever happen. I don’t think in eternity anybody’s gonna say let’s go to Jerusalem and see Jesus. You see he’s never been officially called who? Emmanuel. I think they’ll say let’s go to Jerusalem and see God is with us--Emmanuel.

Take a look at this uh (unintelligible.) Wait a second, take a look at Revelation chapter 21. Member I told you God says he repeats it and says it and says it and says it because if you’re thick you might finally get it? You know what I’m gonna tell you? I told you that I can’t take a hint. Okay, I’m thickheaded, and I got it. How stupid do you have to be to not get it? You’d have to be like 12 years old. Probably hit in the head too many times—or not enough.”

It’s painful listening to this guy, but you can hear these statements for yourself, starting at 1:02:44 in his sermon entitled, “Is God Done with Israel:”

Compare that with his sermon from this month when he blasphemed Jesus:

Obviously, Gipp has not been misinterpreted since the older quotes are even clearer than the statements made during the recent conference. Since so many independent Baptists seem to like Gipp, it was a blessing to hear several different preachers publicly calling him out for his heresy:

Pastor Roger Jimenez Rebuking Gipp
Pastor Joe Major Rebuking Gipp
Pastor David Berzins Rebuking Gipp
Pastor Tommy McMurtry Rebuking Gipp
Pastor Manly Perry Rebuking Gipp 
Pastor Donnie Romero Rebuking Gipp
Pastor Michael Johnson Rebuking Gipp
Pastor Michael Grant Rebuking Gipp
Yours Truly Rebuking Gipp

Sam Gipp is extremely hostile when politely asked about his beliefs. Maybe if you called him up and spoke to him he would respond differently, but I doubt it judging by his reaction to Brother Jeff Utzler’s simple question:

“Now therefore know and consider what thou wilt do; for evil is determined against our master, and against all his household: for he is such a son of Belial, that a man cannot speak to him.” 1 Samuel 25:17

The name Jesus was given by the angel to Mary before Jesus was even conceived in the womb, yet Sam Gipp has repeatedly lied about this fact in his sermons. He says Joseph was told to name the baby “Emmanuel,” but that he named him “Jesus” instead “because God wasn’t with him.” Attacking the name of Jesus is blasphemous, and Gipp’s bizarre claims go against clear scripture.

"And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins." - Matthew 1:21

"And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called Jesus, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb." - Luke 2:21

Here is a sermon to go with this article.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Anti-Anderson Conference: This Time It's Personal!

So after the Keith Gomez gave the prelude that I covered in the previous post, Sam Gipp got up to preach the final sermon of the Anti-Anderson Conference. The sermon mainly consisted of wild speculations, accusations, and lies about me personally.

One thing that he made a big deal about was stating that I received more than a million dollars from the government in a settlement regarding the border patrol incident that I was involved in back in April 2009. He then went on to say that I am no longer against border patrol checkpoints now that I have been paid. The truth is that when I sued the government in that case, it was thrown out by a federal judge, and I received nothing! In fact, that incident cost me over $10,000 of my own money for lawyer fees, new windows for my car, and hospital bills. There are videos of me in court on YouTube winning the criminal trial (i.e. I was declared not guilty on all counts), but when I sued them for damages, I was ruled against by a federal judge, and it never even went to court.

But, no, according to Sam Gipp, I am a millionaire! That is why I live in a 1540 square foot house built in 1956 in a questionable neighborhood, share a vehicle with my wife, and buy all my clothes at Goodwill.

The sermon was pretty much like that the whole time - wild accusations with no proof given. Most of what he said would be clearly proven false just by sitting down and watching After the Tribulation. He claims that I told him that I didn't know Pastor Roland Rasmussen and have nothing to do with him. What in the world? Then why did we use him as the narrator in our After the Tribulation film? The truth is that Pastor Rasmussen won my parents to the Lord when they were children in Canoga Park, CA, in the early 1960s. However, in those days Pastor Rasmussen was pre-trib. He came out with his book debunking the pre-trib rapture in 1996 (when I was 15 years old), but I didn't hear about the book until years later when I met Roland Rasmussen for the first time in the year 2000, and I didn't read it until late 2006 when one of Pastor Rasmussen's church members began attending our church every Wednesday night because he was commuting to Phoenix each week. I still talk to Pastor Rasmussen on the phone every few months because he is extremely intelligent, and I enjoy discussing Bible prophecy with him. Even though we don't see eye to eye on many things, I have great respect for his scholarship and Bible knowledge and always learn something.

One thing that cracked me up was his story about calling Pastor Roger Jimenez. He claimed that Pastor Jimenez had to call me and report to me because I am his cult leader. The true story is that he called Brother Jimenez and said, "I am trying to get a hold of Pastor Anderson. Can you have him give me a call?" In fact, he let's this slip out in the clip below because after telling the lie about Jimenez having to report to me, he then says that he told Jimenez that he wanted to speak to me! Gipp also had the gall to say that I like his material on the King James Version. In his dreams! His material on the KJV is garbage, and I have never liked it. I rebuked his foolish teaching on the word "Easter" about 10 years ago and have always avoided him and all other Ruckmanite false teachers. I believe that the KJV is the word of God without error, but I think that people like Gipp do damage to the cause of KJV-onlyism because their arguments are so weak, people like James White (also a heretic) can easily dismantle them. Here is the video where Brother Jimenez rebukes Sam Gipp's lies:

A few more highlights from the evening: here is where Sam Gipp brags about the viewcount on his videos going into the stratosphere (83 viewers) after he attacked me:

Here is where Sam Gipp delivers his bombshell about the word "tribulation" being used 22 times in the New Testament, but only in 21 verses. Oh, no! He got me!

Here is where Sam Gipp lies about my chart showing the timeline of the book of Revelation:

Oh, and no meeting would be complete without the invitation:

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Anti-Anderson Conference: the Saga Continues

Keith Gomez is going to kick my donkey!

So as a grand finale for the Anti-Anderson Conference, on Wednesday night (the final night), Keith Gomez started out by introducing and playing the entire video that I made rebuking Sam Gipp's blasphemy. First he read a list of Bible verses against anger, then he played the video, and instead of giving any scripture or reasons I was wrong, he simply said, "There's something wrong with that man's spirit."

The most ironic thing about this is that Keith Gomez was clearly very angry himself and then admitted that he had a bad spirit after repeatedly challenging me to come to Illinois for a physical fight. No scripture was given on why Sam Gipp's blasphemy of Jesus was right or justified, but rather Pastor Gomez just reverted to Junior High mode and did a bunch of chest pounding about how I need to fly to Chicago and say these things to his face. That is extremely hypocritical given that he hosted an entire conference attacking me and didn't fly to Arizona to come "say it to my face." I would never challenge him to come fly to Arizona and "say it to my face" because we don't wrestle with flesh and blood. Violence is not the way to settle Biblical doctrine. Not only that, but the Bible specifically forbids pastors from striking or brawling:

"A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; Not given to wine, NO STRIKER, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, NOT A BRAWLER, not covetous;" - 1 Timothy 3:2-3

The thing that really stood out to me was that after playing my video exposing Sam Gipp, in which I said that anyone who listens to what Sam Gipp said and agrees with it or is okay with it is clearly not saved, he then proceeded to tell his congregation that I had declared them all unsaved. So what he actually did there is just make an assumption that everyone in the auditorium must have agreed with Sam Gipp's bizarre blasphemy. Keith Gomez is so sure that everyone in his church is a brainwashed, mindless follower, the thought that anyone in the auditorium might disagree with him doesn't even enter his mind!

"Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall." - Proverbs 16:18

The presumption and arrogance of Keith Gomez is going to backfire. I guarantee you that there were plenty of people in that auditorium that agreed with me about Gipp's blasphemy because even when you listen to the video you can tell that the energy of the crowd is not on their side. You could cut the tension in that place with a knife. Sure there are always going to be the amen-bellowing yes-men who would gladly follow Gomez or Gipp off a cliff, but there have to be people in that church who can think for themselves. Apparently Gomez wants to run them off, so he can have unquestioned obedience and loyalty from his mindless drones. It will be interesting to see how many people quit the church after this debacle.

I believe that this may be similar to the story of Pharaoh in the Bible where God hardened Pharaoh's heart to the point where didn't even realize that he was destroying his own kingdom by resisting the word of God.

"And Pharaoh's servants said unto him, How long shall this man be a snare unto us? let the men go, that they may serve the Lord their God: knowest thou not yet that Egypt is destroyed?" - Exodus 10:7

Playing the full video in his church was a very foolish thing to do, but I believe that God wanted it to be played so that everyone in the audience would be without excuse.

Like Bob Gray earlier this year, Pastor Keith Gomez is another great example of a preacher from the Baby Boomer Generation who is in the process of "burning it all down" for the next generation. That is why the preachers of my generation need to forsake these false prophets and quit following them just because they're old.

"Better is a poor and a wise child than an old and foolish king, who will no more be admonished." - Ecclesiastes 4:13

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Sam Gipp's WORST Blasphemy ever!

Sam Gipp said the most Satanic thing I have ever heard in my life tonight in an independent, fundamental Baptist church, and no one even batted an eye. He was even praised by the pastor for preaching a great sermon. I thought it was bad when he said that Jesus was not his Messiah, but this was even WORSE than that.

He said that the name of Jesus is the wrong name for our saviour! He claims that the angel told his parents to name the baby Emmanuel, but that because of a lack of faith, they named him Jesus instead. Then he goes on to say that when Jesus Christ returns at the second coming, that NO ONE will call him "Jesus." What is he doing, preparing the way for an antichrist to come who is not even named Jesus?!?!

The Bible is crystal clear that the name "Jesus" was given by God, and the angel clearly told Joseph to name the baby "Jesus:"

"And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins." - Matthew 1:21 

"And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called Jesus, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb." - Luke 2:21

Jesus is the name above all names! Every Christian loves the name of JESUS. What kind of a sick person, what kind of a demonic false teacher would even come up with such a teaching that the name "Jesus" was a "plan B" that his parents came up with because "they received him not"?

Any pastor who watches the clip below where Sam Gipp teaches this garbage and still has him come and preach is just as demonic as he is. If you go to a church where Sam Gipp is scheduled to preach, DEMAND that he be canceled. Don't let them pull this crap of, "Well, he's already scheduled, but we won't invite him next year." WRONG. If your pastor has him come preach anyway, he is probably just as demonic as Sam Gipp, and you should get out of that church immediately or hire a new pastor.

We can't just sit back and let Sam Gipp infiltrate 50 churches a year with his traveling circus of demonic lies. This is a battle that must be fought. We keep this demon-possessed false prophet out of God's house. Here is his itinerary for 2017:

Here is the video that contains his blasphemous false teaching:

Keith Gomez Teaches Hyper-Dispensationalism

No one likes to admit to being "hyper-" anything because the word hyper implies that you have gone too far with something. Keith Gomez claims not to be a hyper-dispensationalist, but by anyone's definition, that is exactly what he is. I have been a fundamental Baptist my entire life, and there are two schools of thought on what makes someone a hyper-dispensationalist:

1. Teaching that people were saved by works in another dispensation
2. Teaching that only the books Paul wrote (Romans-Philemon) pertain to us today

Pastor Keith Gomez teaches BOTH of these points in just a few minutes, but he starts out by saying that he "is not a hyper-dispensationalist." Then what in the world is a hyper-dispensationalist?! The two points listed above are the most extreme dispensational views out there, so if they are not "hyper-" then what is hyper?

In the following short clip, he says that James 2 teaches salvation by works, but that it wasn't written to us, so it only applies to Jews. Then he says that Jews had to do works in the Old Testament in order to be saved. He also says that after the rapture, we will be back in the "Jewish economy" again (i.e. salvation by works).

In the next clip he lets us know that any doctrinal point made from the book of Hebrews is invalid, implying that losing your salvation is for another dispensation or for Jews. Listen for your self, and then decide whether or not Pastor Keith Gomez is a hyper-dispensationalist:

The Bible makes it crystal clear that ALL scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine (2 Timothy 3:16) - NOT just the books the Apostle Paul wrote or books written specifically to the Gentiles. The entire New Testament is written to us as Christians! I won't even mention the fact that the book of Hebrews was actually written by the Apostle Paul anyway.

The Bible also makes it crystal clear that people have always been saved by calling upon the name of the Lord by faith WITHOUT WORKS and that they were eternally secure. Here are just a few scriptures on that.

Romans 4:

5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.
6 Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works,
7 Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.
8 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.

2 For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God.
3 For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.

"And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the Lord." - Genesis 4:26

"To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins." - Acts 10:43

"Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they." - Acts 15:10-11

Click here to watch the sermon "Dispensationalism Debunked."

Monday, May 8, 2017

Anti-Anderson Conference Day 1

Sam Gipp displays his intelligence with point 2: "Who's is he talking you? Jews"
The Anti-Anderson Conference is in full swing, and although the 3 hour morning sessions with Sam Gipp are not online, the evening services are being live-streamed. I tuned in for about a half hour yesterday evening before church and thought it was hilarious that the sermon was virtually identical to the one he preached at Treasure Valley Baptist Church almost 3 years ago when he denied Jesus as his messiah. He even told all the same corny jokes, used the same illustrations, etc. You would think that he would want to open the conference with some fresh material, not just warm over the same sermon from 3 years ago! These "evangelists" don't realize that in the age of the internet, it looks foolish to just keep preaching the exact same material over and over again with jokes that are obviously canned.

He even made the exact same mistakes as he did the first time, like when he claimed that there were only about 2 million people on the earth at the time of Christ - there were actually 200 million. The Bible records an army of Ethiopians that had 1 million people in it. Apparently Sam Gipp thinks that half the world's population in Bible days were Ethiopian soldiers. He should have watched my textual commentary of his sermon to at least correct a few basic errors. Since their is no video archive of his first sermon from the Anti-Anderson Conference, you can just watch this video of his sermon from 3 years ago since it was virtually the same sermon anyway!

When he got to the part in the sermon where he normally denies that Jesus is his Messiah, he left that part out this time.

This evening (Monday), I was able to tune in to the last half hour or so of Gipp's sermon, and it was non-stop jokes and rabbit trails. The part that I saw had virtually nothing to with the tribulation, the rapture, or anything else pertaining to the subjects at hand. He went on and on about the difference between the angels Michael and Gabriel, and he talked a lot about Lucifer in Isaiah 14 and Ezekiel 28, Jesus being tempted in the wilderness and fasting 40 days and 40 nights, etc. I have no idea what these things had to do with the point of his sermon or with the point of this conference. It seemed like it was just some of his favorite material that he uses on the road, so he pulled it out to fill time.

When Keith Gomez got up at the end for the altar call and invitation, he seemed disappointed and desperate since Sam Gipp had delivered no proof for a pre-trib rapture, so he quickly got out his two most powerful points on why After the Tribulation is wrong:

1. The great men of the past can't have been wrong. "We already fought these battles."
2. Don't listen to preachers on the internet.

Gomez then provided an opportunity for those who had "changed their view" on the rapture as a result of the sermon to come to the altar (even though the sermon wasn't even talking about the timing of the rapture).

If you don't have time to watch the above video of Sam Gipp's often repeated sermon against After the Tribulation with my textual commentary on the screen (I don't blame you!), here is a short highlight for you:

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Christians Should NOT Cremate Their Dead

“Thus saith the Lord; For three transgressions of Moab, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because he burned the bones of the king of Edom into lime:” Amos 2:1

The Bible teaches that we are to bury our dead, not cremate their bodies. I understand that people who have lost a loved one are already going through enough and don’t want the financial burden of a burial, but they still shouldn't opt for cremation. It’s disturbing how many pagan practices have crept into our so-called Christian nation, and I think the fact that burying our dead has become so expensive is just the Devil’s plan to get us to participate in the heathen practice of burning the dead.

“Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.” John 5:28-29

“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” 1 Thessalonians 4: 16-17

The destiny of saved people is to be resurrected to be caught up in the air with the Lord, so why would we want to symbolize the person burning in Hell just to save a little money? Throughout history, Christian people have buried their dead because it is a picture of the fact that they will rise again one day. Just as a seed is planted in the earth, and a new life is produced in the form of a plant, so the body that is buried in the earth will someday be raised again in newness of life.

 “It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.” 1 Corinthians 15: 43-44

Whether a person is buried or cremated has nothing to do with their salvation, but both practices are symbolic. The question is, what do we want to symbolize?

“And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.” Daniel 12:2

Here is a sermon to go with this article.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Upcoming Anti-Anderson Conference

Sam Gipp

Well it looks like Sam Gipp and Keith Gomez are planning a conference all about fighting yours truly. Many preachers across America have recently expressed appreciation for the preaching and soul-winning being done by our church and other churches in our movement, but as usual, a few are envious. In this case, one is a hyper-dispensationalist and the other pushes "repent of your sins" salvation.

The following is copied and pasted from an e-mail forwarded to me by another pastor:

The Bible Answer to Post-Trib: Presented by Dr. Sam Gipp

The doctrine of a pretribulational rapture has been under attack recently by a pastor in Arizona, Steven Anderson.

Many pastors across the nation have voiced their concern over this issue...some have lost church members as a result of this doctrinal error.

I am aware of even some young preachers who are falling for Anderson's false teaching.

You may not think your church is being influenced by this heresy...but it is!

On May 8-10, 2017 (Monday-Wednesday), Dr. Sam Gipp will be presenting the Bible Answer to Post-Trib Theology.

I encourage you to attend this much needed and requested meeting in just a few weeks.

Morning sessions: 9AM to 12PM at the campus of Providence Baptist College (345 W River Rd, Elgin, IL 60123).

Evening sessions: 7PM at Northwest Bible Baptist Church (9N889 Nesler Rd, Elgin, IL 60124).

Issues being addressed: Post-tribulation rapture, replacement theology and anti-dispensationalism

The evening sessions will be live streamed and also recorded. You can request your free copy in advance by replying to this email.

Dr. Keith Gomez
Northwest Bible Baptist Church (Elgin, IL)

Complimentary lodging at PBC is available on a limited basis for pastors (and spouses) attending this meeting. Reply to this email by May 1 to request a room.

I couldn’t find anything about this meeting online, but apparently, this e-mail was sent out to pastors in their circle and in their geographic area. It’s on their church’s calendar simply as “Evangelist Sam Gipp,” so I guess they don't want people in our movement to get wind of it and show up at the conference or participate in the live stream.

I guarantee that the conference is going to backfire. Most independent fundamental Baptist pastors (even the ones who are dispensational) do not believe in the radical hyper-dispensationalism taught by Sam Gipp. Anyone at the conference who is actually saved and indwelled by the Holy Spirit is not going to fall for Gipp's "multiple Gospel" garbage (i.e. that Jesus taught a different Gospel than Paul, etc). After listening to 4 hours per day of Gipp's teachings on dispensationalism, many of them will never want anything to do with him again. Most IFBs don't realize how radical and heretical he is on these subjects. In our film, Marching to Zion, we even documented him saying that Jesus is not his Messiah!

Not only that, but "Doctor" Sam Gipp is one of the least intelligent preachers I have ever heard. Why would Keith Gomez pick the dumbest possible preacher to defend this doctrine? At least Sam Gipp's mentor Peter Ruckman (also a heretic) was extremely intelligent. Sam Gipp is like Peter Ruckman without the brains. Talk about the worst of both worlds! In a typical one hour sermon from Gipp, he puts his foot in his mouth about 10 times.  This video provides a small sample of his intellectual deficit:

The bottom line is that I believe that this wicked conference will backfire, and that it will ultimately be used for God's glory by exposing more people to the truths found in After the Tribulation and Marching to Zion. Once any saved pastor delves into the issues surrounding Israel, the tribulation, the rapture, etc, he is going to come to the same conclusions that we have because we all have the same Bible and the same Holy Spirit. I welcome the controversy because at least pastors will start digging into the Bible and getting to the bottom of these subjects. If they are sincere, the Holy Ghost will guide them into all truth.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Lottery Tickets are Purchased by Fools

“He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much. If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man's, who shall give you that which is your own? No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” Luke 16:10-13

If you’ve been given a little bit of money and you are unfaithful with it, why would anyone invest a larger amount of money with you? People who have a little money and are stupid with it cannot be trusted with more. One of the things stupid people do with their money is buy lottery tickets.

Do you ever wonder why people who win the lottery ruin their lives? It’s because only dumb people are buying the ticket! Do they suddenly become wise after they win? No, the lottery winner is the same foolish person who bought that ticket.

If a wise person won the lottery, he or she would be smart with it, but people who know how to manage money don’t buy lottery tickets. If you study the demographics of who plays the lottery, the poorest zip codes buy the most lottery tickets, and the wealthiest zip codes buy the least. A lot of poor people are taking what little money they have and being unfaithful with it.

Instead of using the money to buy nutritious food or invest in something that will improve their situation, they waste those last couple bucks on a lottery ticket. A person like that doesn’t know what to do with “the true riches” even if they ever do hit it big.

In the end, they’ll go into debt because they open up lines of credit with their winnings and end up worse off than before. They started out with zero when they spent their last few bucks on a lottery ticket, and now they’re in the negative.

The house always wins, friend. Not only are the odds stacked against you, but God is not going to bless your finances if, instead of working diligently, you are always trying to get rich quick.

“He that hasteth to be rich hath an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him.”

Here is a full sermon on gambling.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Don't Quit the Ministry

A lot of guys go out and start a church and then quit, and it’s a tragedy because we need more churches. If you are a young man who wants to become a pastor or missionary, you need to decide right now that you are going to finish what you start. When I started Faithful Word Baptist Church, it was hard. I had to knock a lot of doors to get visitors, and most of them didn’t stick.

We averaged around ten people the first year including my family of five. At one point about six months in, we were running in the 20’s, but then we lost almost everyone and it was down to my family and just two other people—Amanda and Virginia. My family and those two ladies were important, and I continued to preach as if I had a large crowd. Amanda has remained faithful since the second Sunday, and I don't know what we would have done without her since there were many services where it was just her and our family.

In those early days, I didn’t know how it was going to turn out, but I kept telling myself not to quit. My sister told me to think of myself as a missionary because I was winning a lot of souls out door-to-door even though the church was small. Pastor Jimenez and Pastor Berzins had similar experiences in that they started with very few people and experienced slow growth even though they were working hard.

Now that several of us like-minded pastors have a large following on YouTube, we have listeners all over the world who are looking for a good church to attend. People will hear about a new church starting up in their area and show up for the first service. That might make for a better turnout in the beginning, but if you’re going to be a pastor, you need to be willing to stick with it even if things don’t go as well as expected.

Trials still happen. People drop out of church or move away, and infiltrators creep in and try to cause trouble. Protestors might show up or worse. Persecution will come. Being in the ministry is more than just preaching and going soul winning. It is often a series of trials and disappointments, but if you stick with it, it can be very rewarding in the long run.

“But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.” Acts 20:24

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Bob Gray's Soul-winning Strawman

“And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.” Revelation 22:17

This thing where Bob Gray Sr. keeps telling us we should ask people whether or not they are Sodomites before witnessing to them is just a straw man argument. When you are out soul winning and an effeminate-looking man or a butch woman answers the door, go ahead and give them the gospel. You ought to give people the benefit of the doubt in these situations, anyway, because some people just dress wrong but aren’t actual homos. Preach the gospel to every creature, but you’ll probably get a lot of doors slammed in your face.

Those of us who try not to cast our pearls before swine have probably accidentally given the gospel to more Sodomites than many of the naysayers who say we aren’t loving enough. Most Sodomites probably don’t look any different than anyone else, so yes, we do try to give the gospel to them at the door. If I am 99% sure that someone is a Sodomite, I still give them the Gospel in case of the 1% chance they are not a homo. However, if they are in drag or state unequivocally that they are a Sodomite, I walk away.

Bob Gray wants you to think there’s some kind of contradiction between the reprobate doctrine and scriptures that say that salvation is available to everyone that believes, but there is no contradiction. Christ died for everyone, and whosoever will may come. A reprobate used to be a “whosoever,” but has now crossed a line with God. It’s not that a homosexual act is what makes them a reprobate, but a normal person is not tempted with unnatural sins. Burning in your lust toward the same gender is a SYMPTOM of being a reprobate. Romans Chapter 1 lays out the progression of how someone rejects God to the point where God eventually rejects them.

When someone comes to me concerned that they might be a reprobate (perhaps due to something they participated in unwillingly while drunk,) I ask them if they burn in lust toward the same gender. When they say no, I ask some questions to check what they believe about salvation. If they answer everything correctly, I reassure them that if they are able to believe on Jesus Christ, then they are not a reprobate.

"Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again, He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them." - John 12:39-40

Don’t get hung up on the whole "soul-winning" argument that Bob Gray Sr. is using as a smoke screen to avoid addressing Johnny Nixon’s false doctrine. Faithful Word Baptist Church and other churches we fellowship with are filled with die-hard soul winners. Our church has eleven different regular soul-winning times each week in addition to various soul-winning events across America as well as overseas.That isn't the point. The point is that Bob Gray, Nixon, and others have gone soft on the Sodomites and are actively recruiting these dangerous predators into our churches and recommending them for childrens' ministry of all things.

Here is a link to the documentary Burn that Way After All exposing Bob Gray's perverted Born that Way endorsement

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Hymn Recording Project

Even though I grew up in Baptist churches, there are a lot of songs in the hymnal that I’ve never heard sung anywhere. I am excited about a new project we are working on since it has forced me to go through and examine every single song in the hymnal. Our church is in the process of recording each and every song, with the exception of a few I am leaving out that are doctrinally questionable. That still leaves over 400 songs that we plan to record.

We typically only sing about 250 songs here at Faithful Word Baptist Church, so we are learning over 150 new songs! The hymnal we use is called Soul Stirring Songs and Hymns, which is a great hymnal that I grew up with. You can order it from Sword of the Lord Publishers, or you can pick one up for free here at FWBC in Tempe, Arizona.

The plan is to record all the songs, put them on YouTube, and then put them onto CDs. Each disc will have approximately 25 songs on it, so there will be a total of 16 or 17 discs. Each disc will have a theme. For example, the theme of the first disc we released is "The Cross," the second is "The Resurrection," the third is "The Second Coming," and the fourth is "Comfort and Encouragement." Hopefully, we’ll be coming out with a new CD every month. We tried recording the songs during church, but the acoustics aren’t that great, so about 13-15 of us have been squeezing into a recording studio to record congregational-style singing.

There are a lot of old songs that have been forgotten since churches often end up singing only a few hymns and/or branching out into contemporary-styled music. We want to resurrect the forgotten old hymns of the faith. Not only that, but we want to help people get used to singing hymns in general, so they can sing them throughout the day as well as in church. I'm a big fan of singing as opposed to just listening to music, so don't forget to get a hymnal as the companion guide to the CD's.

Once we’ve recorded all of the CDs, that should add up to about 17 hours of congregational hymns, which we will be putting onto one flash drive. The CDs and flash drive will of course be available for free here at Faithful Word Baptist Church.

We never sell anything in the house of God, but there is a private business that sells these items online. A friend of mine, Paul Wittenberger, sells these items in his online store at, which is a great resource for people who are unable to visit our church.

There is already a playlist on our YouTube channel where we have uploaded about 60 of the songs so far, so you can start listening to them right away.

“Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honour all the day.” Psalm 71:8

Here is the recording of a new song that I learned by doing this project, "Will Jesus Find Us Watching?"

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

New YouTube Business Cards

Front of the YouTube business cards

A guy by the name of Adam Fannin from Stedfast Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas, designed these really cool little YouTube cards for us. The cards provide our church website address, show how to search for the Bible Way to Heaven video, and also show how to find our three major documentaries, which can be watched for free online.

Each of the following documentaries is very educational plus includes a clear presentation of the Gospel at the end of the film:

After the Tribulation

After the Tribulation is a hard-hitting documentary that proves from the King James Bible that the rapture will take place AFTER the tribulation but before God pours out his wrath upon the earth. The film also exposes Satan’s plan for a global government and a new world orlder. People love anything to do with end times prophecy, and this film debunks the false doctrine being perpetuated in many churches and in movies like Left Behind.

New World Order Bible Versions

New World Order Bible Versions is a compelling documentary that explores the rich textual history of the KJV and exposes the corrupt origins of modern versions. The film goes into the history of the King James Bible and shows how it is consistent with the previous English translations, while the modern versions are dramatically different. The film focuses on how modern perversions are designed to undermine key doctrines and pave the way for a one-world religion.

Marching to Zion

Marching to Zion would be great for a new believer to watch because the beginning of the film provides a 5 minute overview of the entire Old Testament. It then continues the history of the Jewish people from the destruction of the temple in A.D. 70 to the founding of the modern-day nation of Israel in 1948. Biblical evidence, history, and cutting-edge DNA science make this a ground-breaking film. This important documentary answers the question: Who are God’s chosen people?

The new YouTube cards have a nice glossy design and one side of the card is in Spanish.

Back of the YouTube business cards

It is a great tool to hand out to let people know about our films, our website, and most importantly, the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We are making the cards available for free since you will actually be helping the cause of Christ by distributing them. Give them to your friends and family or hand them out when you are out soul winning.

We will be sending out packages of 30, 60, or 100, so just give us your mailing address and let us know how many you need, and we will get some out to you.

Here is our e-mail address where you can order yours today:

Monday, April 17, 2017

A Strategy to Evangelize the Entire World 4: All Nations

"But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” Acts 1:8


As our church reproduces itself across America, churches like ours could strategize with each other in the area of foreign missions. Instead of one church supporting a hundred missionaries they know very little about for a ridiculously low amount of money (e.g. $50 per month), each church could pick perhaps four countries to emphasize. They could fully support missionaries to go to those countries and start independent Baptist churches that would carry out steps 1,2, and 3 of the strategy in their area (see previous blog posts).

Missions Trips

Not only do we want to send out full-time missionaries and establish churches in some of our focus countries, but we also want to continue this new style of missions trip where we preach in schools, do door-to-door soul winning, and heavily distribute our audio and video materials. Our church has already carried out missions trips to South Africa, Botswana, Malawi, Trinidad, and Guyana, where the Gospel was preached door to door as well as in schools, churches, and other venues. We plan to continue the work in those countries, and we also have a trip to Mexico planned for July of this year.

Start Where it is Receptive, Safe, and Legal

When it comes to foreign missions, we are starting with the countries that are the most receptive and where it is safe and legal to go soul winning. Hopefully, soul winning in those other places will eventually become receptive, safe, and legal, but let’s start with the low-hanging fruit before tackling the harder countries. If God sees us getting the gospel to every person in the receptive areas, don’t you think he’s going to open doors for us in other places too? In the meantime, we are at least reaching some people in those harder to reach countries via the internet.

Internet Ministry

Through YouTube and putting sermons on the internet, we literally have people in every country on earth who listen to the preaching that comes across the pulpit of Faithful Word Baptist Church. We’ve already translated preaching, documentaries, and other materials, into over 115 different languages, which includes every major language in the world. Just one upload on YouTube of Despues de la Tribulacion, the Spanish version of After the Tribulation, has over 10 million views and was shown on TV in Nicaragua multiple times! We’ve also been mentioned in the media in most countries of the world.

Distribution of Audio and Video Materials

Not only are we spreading the Gospel via the internet, but we also send out our DVDs, CDs, and flash drives to foreign countries every week. For example, we've been sending packages of materials to Bro. Richard Symes in the Philippines who has been preaching in schools, soul-winning one-on-one, and consistently getting hundreds of people saved. We also have had our full-time guy in Botswana distributing materials non-stop for the last 6 months

“And the gospel must first be published among all nations.” Mark 13:10

Here is the sermon: A Strategy for Reaching the Entire World with the Gospel.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

A Strategy to Evangelize the Entire World 3: Samaria

“But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” Titus 1:8

If the rest of Arizona represents our Judea, then the other states in the union are our Samarias. Part of our church’s plan for evangelizing the entire world is establishing soul-winning churches across America, which will in turn start more churches like ours.

I’m not talking about a denomination. When we send someone out to start a church, we cut the umbilical cord. We are independent, but if we send someone out, they will most likely be a lot like us.

I have studied maps, demographics, statistics, etc, and identified 53 key cities in addition to Phoenix, Arizona, that need churches that preach hard and have our vision. Obviously, this can be adjusted if someone decides on a nearby city for whatever reason, but these are just the base cities that I am suggesting:

1. New York City, New York
2. Los Angeles, California
3. Chicago, Illinois
4. Baltimore, Maryland
5. SF/San Jose Bay Area, California
6. Boston, Massachusetts
7. Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas (Stedfast Baptist Church, Pastor Donnie Romero)
8. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
9. Miami, Florida
10. Houston, Texas
11. Atlanta, Georgia
12. Detroit, Michigan
13. Seattle, Washington
14. Phoenix, Arizona (Our church: Faithful Word Baptist Church)
15. Minneapolis, Minnesota
16. Cleveland, Ohio
17. Denver, Colorado
18. San Diego, California
19. Portland, Oregon (Verity Baptist Church Vancouver, Washington)
20. Orlando, Florida
21. St. Louis, Missouri
22. Morgantown, West Virginia
23. Charlotte, North Carolina
24. Sacramento, California (Verity Baptist Church, Pastor Roger Jimenez)
25. Salt Lake City, Utah
26. Kansas City, Missouri
27. Columbus, Ohio
28. Indianapolis, Indiana
29. San Antonio, Texas (Old Path Baptist Church, Pastor Manly Perry)
30. Cincinnati, Ohio
31. Raleigh/Durum, North Carolina
32. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
33. Nashville, Tennessee
34. Jacksonville, Florida (*COMING AUGUST 6* Valiant Baptist Church, Brother Tyler Baker)
35. Louisville, Kentucky
36. Hartford, Connecticut
37. New Orleans (Faith Baptist Church in Violet, Louisiana, Pastor Joe Major)
38. Grand Rapids, Michigan
39. Columbia, South Carolina
40. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
41. Memphis, Tennessee
42. Albuquerque, New Mexico
43. Birmingham, Alabama
44. Richmond, Virginia
45. Fresno, California
46. El Paso, Texas
47. Honolulu, Hawaii
48. Omaha, Nebraska
49. Little Rock, Arkansas
50. Baton Rouge, Louisiana
51. Des Moines, Iowa
52. Boise, Idaho
53. Buffalo, New York
54. Anchorage, Alaska

As you can see, a few of those places are already covered. If we could start churches in the remaining cities that would do the same thing that we are doing, we could reach the entire country with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Ideally, other churches in our movement will claim their home state or neighboring state as their Judea and send out pastors to nearby cities like we did with Pastor David Berzins, who was sent out to Prescott Valley, Arizona.

Pastor Berzins is doing a great job of knocking doors with his church in tri-city area where Prescott Valley is located. Small town soul-winning marathons are another way that each church can take responsibility for its home state. That said, some pastors will be sent out to Samaria, meaning some guys will want to go to a different state than where their sending church is located.

The goal is to have a like-minded church in these 54 cities within the next 9 years, and that each of these churches will repeat steps 1 and 2 (see previous blog post). If God allows us to accomplish that, then every door in America would be knocked at least one time by a competent soul-winner within the next 24 years.

Not only is our church sending pastors out and also hoping for “grandchild churches” to be started, but some of the preachers from the old dying IFB movement can still get in the battle. I came from that movement, and so did a few of the pastors on the above list. It’s always a blessing when one of my pastor friends or I come across another preacher who wants to be our friend and shares our vision.

We don’t just need soul-winning centers, but we need churches with pastors who preach hard on sin, so that the churches don’t become dens of iniquity. When people start getting the sin out of their lives, they become soul winners, so hard preaching is an integral part of an effective soul-winning program.

We are gaining momentum! Without the Lord we can do nothing, but if we continue doing what we are doing, I believe that by the year 2041, every door in America will be knocked. Other styles of Baptists are doing soul winning, too, but that’s just icing on the cake. I’m talking about just our church and our friends, reaching every person in the United States with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

A lot more guys are already being trained, but it’s not just the pastors who are going to get it done. We can’t do it on our own. Our job as pastors is to lead you by example and motivate you to help us to complete this task. Are you part of a soul-winning church?

Here is the Sermon: A Strategy for Evangelizing the Entire World.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

A Strategy to Evangelize the Entire World 2: Jerusalem & Judea

"And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” Mark 16:15

"But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” Acts 8:1

Christ commanded us to evangelize the entire world when he gave us the Great Commission, and Acts 1:8 breaks down that job into four components. Number 1 is Jerusalem, and number 2 is all Judea. Numbers 3 and 4 are Samaria and the uttermost part of the earth, which I will cover in the next blog post. In this post, I will discuss our church’s strategy for covering the first two components.

1. In Jerusalem

Your Jerusalem is wherever you are, and for Faithful Word Baptist Church, that’s the Phoenix area. FWBC has a plan to systematically knock every door in our county (approximately 4 million people) and attempt to preach the Gospel to every person. We have a map on the wall showing our progress, and we have already highlighted a massive section of it. Some of the more receptive areas including the areas right around our church have been covered as many as seven times.

2. In All Judea

The job of evangelizing the world doesn’t stop with Jerusalem. The next component is reaching Judea, and for us, that’s the rest of Arizona. Our church has a small town soul-winning program, which has the goal of knocking every door in every small town as well as every Indian reservation in the state. We’ve already knocked every door in about 12 of the small towns, and we are planning to hit more of them soon. We have also done some soul winning on 18 of the 21 Indian reservations, and we are serious about our church (not another church) knocking every Native American door in the state. We have a chart and binder tracking the progress of our Indian Reservation ministry:

Soul-winners from FWBC down in Sells, AZ, knocking every door.

With many of the small towns, we were able to knock every door in a day or two. The larger cities in Arizona will take much longer to cover, so they will each need their own church to accomplish the task. I have a goal for there to be like-minded churches in 5 key cities in Arizona, which have been strategically selected based on population and location. We already have our church in Phoenix and Pastor David Berzins is doing a great job of pastoring and soul winning in Prescott Valley, but I am also hoping that over the next nine years we will also start churches in Tucson, Yuma, Flagstaff, and Bullhead City. I realize that there are already soul-winning churches in some of those places, but instead of counting on others, we want to try to do it ourselves.

There are other churches in Arizona and across America that are being used by the Lord, but they may not necessarily share our vision. We praise the Lord for any soul winning done by churches outside of our movement and consider it icing on the cake.

Are You Making an Impact?

Wherever your Jerusalem and Judea are, you ought to be involved in soul winning. Hopefully your church has a plan for reaching areas beyond the town where it is located, but as an individual, you can make an impact by going soul winning wherever your church sends you. Your next step might be taking the opportunity to attend one of our soul-winning marathons when we come to your state or Judea.

To be continued...

Here is the sermon laying out the strategy for reaching the entire world in our lifetime.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

A Strategy to Evangelize the Entire World 1: Exponential Soul-winning

“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 13:23

I believe that this verse about bringing forth fruit to the tune of 30, 60, or 100, is referring to actual soul-winning numbers. A fruit tree brings forth fruit after its kind, and a Christian brings forth other Christians. Ideally, fruit trees produce fruit every year, and those are realistic annual soul-winning numbers because people who go out once a week for over an hour in a receptive area will likely win about 30 souls per year. Those who are even more dedicated and go out for several hours might win 60 or 100 souls per year. If more people achieved even close to these numbers, we could easily evangelize the entire world in a very short time.

We know that the majority of people will never get saved, but when I say evangelize the world, I mean that everyone would hear a clear presentation of the Gospel. Reaching the world begins with winning one soul at a time.

Here’s the math. Let’s say that I am the only saved person in the entire world, and imagine that I decide to win just one person to the Lord each year. Not only do I get that one person saved, but I train him to be like me, meaning I teach him to be a soul-winning Christian.

After one year of that program, there are now two Christians in the world. Since I make that guy like me and he wins and trains another person, by the end of two years, we have four people. After six years, we have 64 people in our church. At that point we are still a small group, but once we get about 10 years in, there are 1,024 of us. Just to simplify the numbers, let’s say that we had 1,000 people at the ten-year mark. By the time we are 20 years in, we are up to 1,000,000! Keep in mind, these are not just converts but people who are each winning one soul per year. The number of soul winners keeps increasing exponentially until by the time we get to year 32, we have over 4 billion. Now we know 4 billion people aren’t going to get saved, but long before we get to that high of a number of people out soul winning, everyone in the world will have heard the gospel multiple times.

There are millions of saved people in this world, so when I look at these numbers, it shows me that the vast majority of Christians are bringing forth no fruit. They never win anyone to the Lord, and they certainly don’t train anyone to be a soul winner. This is why we need to shoot for winning 30, 60, or 100 people to the Lord each year instead of only one. Those are the biblical numbers, and that level of productivity will help make up for the Christians who do nothing.

Planting churches all over the United States and sending out foreign missionaries are important goals for each local church, but don’t underestimate your own personal reach. If you win enough people to the Lord, some of them will become soul winners themselves and reach people in their own circle of influence, which will likely extend to another city, state, or country. Whether you are a man or woman, a child or an older person, you can have a part in this task of evangelizing the world.

If you have never presented the Gospel or have gotten a little rusty, you can start out as a silent partner. Being a silent partner was how I learned soul winning at age 17. After a couple of hours of listening to an experienced soul winner present the Gospel, I started talking myself and improved over time. Some people are silent partners for months before they feel comfortable doing the talking, and that’s fine. The important thing is that you get started right away. Meanwhile, you can speed up the learning process by watching Pastor Jimenez’ Soul-Winning Seminar, which has a wealth of information beneficial to both beginners and experienced soul winners.

Here is the sermon: A Strategy for Evangelizing the Entire World

Friday, March 31, 2017

Catholics Butcher the 10 Commandments

"Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments." - Exodus 20:4-6

The commandment that tells us not to make any graven images, bow down to them, etc., is widely accepted as the second of the Ten Commandments, but Catholics and some Protestants, including Martin Luther, have eliminated this important commandment. They don’t want to acknowledge the verses that specifically prohibit idolatry because their church and their homes are filled with graven images, and they do bow down to them. Their solution to this dilemma is that they just refuse to acknowledge that as one of the ten commandments.

In Deuteronomy 10:4, the list is actually called the "Ten Commandments," so they still have to somehow come up with ten. The way they do this is by splitting another of the commandments, “Thou shalt not covet,” into two parts. They’ll take the commandment not to covet and separate it by examples of things we should not be coveting. According to them, commandment #9 is, "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife," and commandment #10 is, "Thou shalt not covet anything else that is thy neighbor's."

Catholic version of 10 commandments

In the New Testament, Jesus quotes the commandment as, “Thou shalt not covet.” When he lists the five commandments that deal with loving your fellow man, he leaves off the additional clarification about specific things people should not covet. All throughout the New Testament, this commandment is quoted as simply, “Thou shalt not covet,” so it is clearly one all-encompassing commandment that deals with the sin of covetousness.

If you talk to a real hard-core Protestant, they’ll tell you, “I am Catholic.” Do you know why they’re called Protestant? They’re Protestant Catholics. That’s why if you go to a Protestant church today, they will say “We believe in the holy Catholic church," which they recite as part of the "Apostle's Creed." I talked to a Dutch Reformed guy and he said, "We’re the real Catholics. We're just not ROMAN Catholics."

People will mistakenly think that Baptists are Protestants or that Protestants are like Baptists. The truth is that Protestants have a lot of beliefs and practices in common with Catholics, which is why I often refer to them as “Catholic Lite.” The fact that even Martin Luther embraced the Catholic version of the Ten Commandments is just one example of how similar Catholics and Protestants really are.

The Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:2-1) 

#1. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

#2. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

#3. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

#4. Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

#5. Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

#6. Thou shalt not kill.

#7. Thou shalt not commit adultery.

#8. Thou shalt not steal.

#9. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

#10 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.”

Here is a sermon to go with this article.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Black Hebrew Israelites Exposed

The Black Hebrew Israelite movement has dozens of chapters across the country and is known for its anti-white sentiments. They are very vocal on YouTube, and when we run into them out soul-winning, they tend to be hostile.

No better than the KKK, Black Hebrew Israelites hate certain people because of the color of their skin. They claim white people are Edomites, but what does the Bible say about hating Edomites?

"Thou shalt not abhor an Edomite; for he is thy brother: thou shalt not abhor an Egyptian; because thou wast a stranger in his land." Deuteronomy 23:7

The whole point of the Black Hebrew Israelite movement is to try to prove that Jesus Christ is black, which makes zero sense. I love black people, but this teaching is contrary to scripture, contrary to history, and contrary to common sense. Instead of accepting the fact that people come in different colors and we can’t all look just like God, Black Hebrew Israelites want to fashion a God in their own image. One of their favorite verses is the following verse from Revelation:

“His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;” Revelation 1:14

They interpret that to mean that Jesus has wooly hair, so he’s a black man. The verse does not say his hair is like wool or wooly. It is saying his hair and his head are white like wool. I believe this is due in part to the fact that Jesus is glowing, but it is ridiculous to try to use a verse that says he is white to prove he is black. They'll also use a verse about people's skin being blackened because they are suffering from starvation to try to prove that the children of Israel were black.

"Their visage is blacker than a coal; they are not known in the streets: their skin cleaveth to their bones; it is withered, it is become like a stick." - Lamentations 4:8

"Our skin was black like an oven because of the terrible famine." - Lamentations 5:10

No skin color is better than another, but saying that Jesus was black makes about as much sense as saying he was Chinese. If I had to guess, I’d say that Jesus probably had light brown skin while he was here on this earth based on his nationality and the fact that he was born in the Middle East.

We can see from reading the Levitical law on leprosy that black hair was the norm for the children of Israel, but there’s a verse in Jeremiah where he talks about the Ethiopian’s skin, so it was obviously noticeably different than the skin of Jeremiah and the people to whom he was speaking.

“Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.” Jeremiah 13:23

Anybody who is following the Black Hebrew Israelites is not very smart. You don’t see educated black people joining the Black Hebrew Israelites. This group is nothing more than a gang of ghetto thugs who want to take their preconceived racist ideas and try to fit them into the Bible. They are wrong on salvation, and their primary focus is race. They are so prideful about their skin color that they refuse to worship God unless he looks just like them.

We don’t know exactly what Jesus looks like, but he was not born in Sub-Saharan Africa. Not only that, but trying to elevate one ethnicity above another is unbiblical because the Bible says to avoid genealogies. Hopefully this post will give you a few answers for these Black Hebrew Israelites who are just trying to glory in their flesh. Whether someone is extremely black, extremely white, or somewhere in between, they can become grafted into the family because God is not a respecter of persons.

“For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.” Romans 10:12

Here is a sermon from Brother Tyler Baker on the Black Hebrew Israelites.