"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.