Searching for the Truth in the King James Bible;
Finding it, and passing it on to you.

Steve Van Nattan




"A salvation preached, that does not ultimately save, is a salvation not worth the having, and the sooner you get rid of the "god" of such a salvation the better suited you are for Christ who will keep his sheep."

Brad Burten

Answer to your question:
"What do you believe?"



The Gospel is at the bottom of the page

Bible Believer's Authorized
London Baptist Confession of 1611

My Confession can be read in its complete form here

I believe every word, including the italics, in the above Confession
is inspired, and ANY man-made amendation to, or deletion from,
the above confession, which is held in any way
authoritative, is blasphemous.

I have NO creed but the King James Bible
without footnotes.

I need no other argument,
I need no other plea;
It is enough that Jesus died,
And that He died for me

What follows is a small handfull of my beliefs
based on the above Confession,
and none of my editorial below is inspired,
nor may you require ANYONE to agree with it:





I believe God created the heavens and the earth in six 24 hour days.  God rested the 7th day, and he did NOT create Adam the 8th day as is taught by certain blithering idiots.  I believe that the daughters of man and the sons of God in Genesis had nothing to do with angels.  Yannis, reptilians, Greys, ancient giants, modern day  incubi and succubi, and any other ETs or funny friends of Hollywood, are devils, and have nothing to do with Genesis.  

I believe God sent a universal flood to cover the earth, and only four married couples survived that flood.  I believe that Shem, Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, are the three fathers of three distinct human races which God does not want confounded by intermarriage (Chap. 10).  

I believe that God wants all men to eat red meat (Chap. 9).

I agree with Jehovah in his great solution to sin found in Chapter 19.



I believe that about two million Jews crossed the Red Sea (not a swamp) on dry land.  

For the 10% of you who did not click out after that first statement :-), I believe Moses wore the same pair of shoes for 40 years.  I believe the Ten Commandments, and the Law of Moses, are the basis of conviction of sin, or the "schoolmaster," which convinces sinners of all ages that they are fallen and in need of a Savior.  After salvation in this Age of Grace, a saint is no longer under the "yoke of bondage" of the law, and all efforts to Hebrewize the Lord's Church are the works of devils.  

Outside the Lord's Church, the closer any nation sets its course to God's law, the better life will be in that nation, though it is NOT the Church's task to enforce God's law in open society--  That is Caesar's acre.



I believe that any civil law not based upon the foundation of Moses' Law (the Torah as fulfilled in Christ's law), in Exodus and Leviticus, is a mongrel law and hatched in hell by Satan.

While the New Testament saint is under Grace, not Law, I believe the Law was a good and perfect representation of the holiness of Jehovah.



I believe that when evil men like Balaam prevail, God can cause a jack ass to rebuke those men.  I would rather be a jack ass than a profane prophet (Chapter 22-23).  I believe that God does not want the races confounded, but if a man and woman do marry outside of this ideal, it is no longer any of my business-- "One flesh" is higher law than maintaining the racial bounds of habitation (Chapter 12).



I believe that there has never been a greater human prophet of the law than Moses (34:10).  Moses Maimonides was a mongrel wimp who didn't even write in Hebrew but in Arabic in deference to his Muslim overlords. Moses did signs and wonders and saw God in Sinai-- this I believe.  I believe that I shall see Moses in the Kingdom of Messiah eyeball to eyeball.  



I believe that the walls of Jericho fell to the ground as God's saints shouted.  I believe there are only two choices for man-- Baal or God.  To refuse to choose is a choice for Baal (Satan).



I believe in the God of Ehud, Japhtha, Gideon, Deborah, Barak, and Jael.  I believe that the nation which has known God and turns to idols and paganism will be destroyed. 



I believe a Moabite Gentile outcast woman added her blood to the lineage of Jesus Christ.  If God received her into the Messianic heritage, He will also adopt me into His Royal Priesthood if I believe on the Lord Jesus Christ.



I believe that God only uses men who are humble enough to go looking for lost jack asses (Chapter 8). I believe that it is witchcraft to spare even one heretic from divine retribution, now or in eternity (Chapter 15).



I believe that David's throne will be restored to Messiah, NOT during the Church Age, nor by human zeal, but in the coming Kingdom of Messiah.  The next throne in Zion will be the throne of Satan and/or the Pope. Any local church which sends funds to sustain the state of Israel at this time is funding Satan's program.



I believe Solomon's temple was built for Jewish worship, and it is NOT a type of anything in the New Testament, unless Jesus or New Testament writers said so specifically.  The Old Testament temple is NOT a type of my mind, body, or soul.  I believe that death and hell are the only destiny of very religious prophets and preachers who lead God's people to worship any god other than Jehovah (Chapter 18).  Hyles worship will land you in hell by and by. I believe that one man and God make a unanimous majority. I believe that a million Fundamental Baptists who all follow each other in single file will all run straight into hell, even if they are all carrying a King James Bible. Bible believers follow ONLY Jesus Christ.



I believe that mixed worship, combining the holy and the profane, as in Charismania, is an abomination to God (Chapter 17).  I believe that those who reject God's rule over them will be lead captive into sin and defeat.



I believe that God expects real men of His to be mighty and unpredictable in zeal (Chapter 11).



I believe a saint is a fool to go help backslidden religious rebels out of a bind they got into by rebellion against God (Chapter 18). You see, I would rather go down in a pit with a lion than rest my head on a mahogany desk in a mammoth church house and snooze my life away. 1 Chronicles 11:22 Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man of Kabzeel, who had done many acts; he slew two lionlike men of Moab: also he went down and slew a lion in a pit in a snowy day. Oh my God, I desire to be such a father as Kabzeel.



I believe that revival comes, not by laughing, barking like dogs, vomiting, and jerking about, but revival comes by repentance and weeping for sin (Chapter 10). The best place to have a revival is in my chair in the corner of the living room with my KJV open to the next place I am reading. The mongrel "altar call" of modern Christendom, whether the Whore's Mass or Baptist weeping rail, is no substitute for simply obeying the Word of God as God reveals it to me.

By the way, there is no "River of Renewal" in the Word of God. They who jump in thereat may well drown in Satanic bilge water.



I believe that EVERY man who is faithful to God WILL be enticed by Satan's servants to go down to "fellowship" with backsliders and pagans (Chapter 6).  And, 95% of the pagans will be found in church Sunday morning. ALL ecumenism and synergism today with "the area ministerial council" is gross compromise.  So is fellowship with ANY apostate, including joining together to "win souls" as practiced by thousands of Evangelicals and Fundamentalists today.  

Amos 3:3 Can two walk together, except they be agreed?

I believe that it is wicked for saved saints to marry unsaved sinners (Chapter 13).



I believe God will not put His holy Name and blessing on that which is based upon human zeal alone, but He WILL get the Glory. Refusing to bow to Caesar and his officials in common courtesy is not wise. Bowing in worship is wicked. That includes voting for a wicked Freemason simply because he can say "Jesus" in public.



I believe that a truly godly saint will be attacked by counterfeit believers who have perverted all reasoning. I believe it is wicked to quote the sayings of "Job's Friends" as proof texting in a Bible teaching session.



I believe that the Book of Psalms is first and foremost a book of doctrine, not just some clever poetry to put in Hallmark greeting cards. I believe that the zeal and might of worship and praise of David's day is missing in Fundamental churches today. This should cause us to ask the Holy Ghost to stir us up again. Selah! AMEN



I believe that a woman who goes out "looking good" for any man other than her own husband is worse than a whore.  At least whores have enough self-respect to ask to be paid to undress. Church house hustling mammas just give it away free, and their wimpy husbands think it is cute. A godly local church pastor will tell these wimpy husbands to take their slut and move on. I did this once, and the woman was so troubled that she repented and later thanked me for it. I rebuked her through her husband, not to her face to face!!!!

I believe that a godly woman will be totally "fulfilled" as she rejoices in keeping the home as her full time job (Chapter 31). If she needs income, she will find it at home.

I believe that a fool must be identified as a fool publicly, just as Proverbs speaks frequently of fools of every kind. And, YOU are a fool if you think the Christian life is motivated by tact instead of open zeal. (cf II Corinthians 7:11)

A lot of slow bellied preachers need to put the proverbial knife to their throats and deflate their blimp like bellies:

Proverbs 23:1 When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before thee:
2 And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite.

Fat boys don't make good spiritual warriors-- they make good porn con-a-sewers.



I believe that the Song of Solomon is ONLY a manual on marriage.  Nowhere in the New Testament is the Song of Solomon referred to as a type of Jesus and the Church.  I believe that if Song of Solomon were practiced literally as the doctrine of marriage, there would never be adultery in the Lord's Church.



I believe that all of life is vanity except soul winning, edifying saints, and worship of God (corporately or alone).  Good vanity is given to man by God to fill his days with joy and to reward man for man's hard work and correct attitudes.  The vanity of the wicked is given to him to punish him or make him desire to be a child of God.  Some vanity is sinful, but only if it cannot be taken with thanksgiving and doctrine.  (cf I Timothy 4:4)

My favorite vanity is enjoying my wife and family-- Second is a good cup of Arabica coffee and baklava.  Thank you, my Lord, for baklava. Also, thank you, my Lord, for the reader who has made it this far and understands what I am talking about.

Good vanity helps us learn to order our days wisely and not go crazy, but we must be careful to remember that enjoying good vanity gets us NO reward in the Glory. Now, if you sponsor me to coffee and baklava somewhere, I believe you will get a reward for that. :-)

I also believe that a man can start out very well, like Solomon, with God's wisdom and piety, and still give himself to folly and madness. By the grace of God, I desire to avoid this sorry experience, as Solomon warns me in his preaching.

The preacher, Solomon, taught us all to enjoy our good vanity in God. Any preacher who denies the saints the joy of good vanity, by driving them like slaves, and by sheering them so close that they cannot afford to buy their wife roses, is a devil. I hate such preachers and dedicate my life to destroy them. They are Hebrews 12:8 bastards. Yes, I said BASTARDS! Born of the Whore! More worthless than the afterbirth!



I believe that a man who never weeps over sinners is a slow belly (cf Ezekiel 24).  He is NOT qualified to be used of God except as a spiritual chamber pot or spittoon-- a castaway (cf I Cor. 9:27).



I believe that the "original manuscript" of Jeremiah was seen by only three men, and then it was burned.  The second manuscript was thrown in the Euphrates River, and the "oldest manuscript" is the third edition.  This teaches me that the oldest manuscript is pointless as long as my God promises to preserve His Word to all ages and for eternity, which I believe.  My King James Bible is just as accurate and complete as the first, second, and third editions of Jeremiah.  Thus, my KJV has additions made by God which the oldest manuscript of Jeremiah did not have.  I believe that Babylon, restored by Saddam Hussein, must become the seat of world religious power (cf Zech. 5) and then be totally destroyed by the earths armies before the Kingdom rule of Messiah (Jer. 50-51).



I believe that Jesus Christ was prophesied, long before He came, by the prophets like Isaiah.  I believe that the verse, 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! is speaking of Satan, and He is not "the morning star" as the NIV states.  The NIV in this one verse has proven itself to be the work of damnable blasphemers who were inspired from the toilet of hell, and I say that charitably of course.  To promote this blasphemy will be grounds for damnation at the Great White Throne Judgment. Those who know this about the NIV, yet persist in using the NIV, may well have damned themselves to hell, no matter what wonderful church they attend, and no matter what seminary that whited their sepulcher. 

Damascus, the oldest continuously existing city in the world, must be leveled and wiped off the face of the earth soon before Messiah comes to earth to rule.

The family of father Abraham will one day be united and worship Messiah in Jerusalem. This includes the Arabs, the sons of Ishmael. (Isaiah 60)



I believe that if God tells a man to go play in the dirt with a piece of tile and a pan and to lie on his side there for 390 days, he better do it, even if his friends think he is crazy (Chapter 4).  If a man does not rebuke backsliders, God will require it of the man whom God called to rebuke that man (Chapter 3). Rebuke is essential to a "well rounded" ministry and a complete resumé.  

I believe that the "dry bones" (Jews) of Israel and Judah are scattered all over the world today, and shortly Messiah Jesus Christ will gather those Jews again to initiate His literal 1000 year reign in the Middle East. Those wimps who will not take these promises literally are treacherous scoundrels, right to the pinnacle of their PhD (Piled Higher and Deeper) pilum lapidus in Calvin Seminary.  I believe Gog and Magog, Russia, along with Germany, will soon march against Israel and be defeated by Jehovah without the Pentagon's help.

Quote: Orrie Cochrane-- Soul Winner-- When I asked what PhD meant one Sunday morning, Orrie exclaimed: "Phooey and Damnation" This is as close to the truth as I think one can make it.

I believe there are only two catagories for everything in life and on this earth-- profane or holy. There is no gray area. (44:23)  



I believe the the three Hebrew children walked around in a furnace with Jesus Christ.  The book of Daniel tells of the end times and the literal tribulation of the nation of Israel (NOT the Church) in the near future.  Part of chapter 9, and the rest of Daniel, has not yet been fulfilled.  The Church is NOT found in the book of Daniel, so the Church does not go through the Tribulation, for the Church is made up of those who believed Jesus is Christ.  

In the verse, Daniel 11:38 But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.-- The "God of forces" is Jehovah God whom Antichrist will pretend to honor verbally, along with Baal and himself.  Any Bible which makes the "G" in God lower case is a piece of trash, even if it is a KJV, and the man who teaches that the "God of forces" is Satan-- that man is a blasphemer.



Chapters 5 at the end, and the first verses of 6, teach me that Israel will be restored to Jehovah after two thousand years from the rejection of Messiah.  ALL those who teach that Israel's promises are to be fulfilled in the Church Age are arrogant impostors on the Lord's Church and ought to be excom-municated and sent to Tema to hoe fava beans and tread the wine press.



I believe that Chapter Two of Joel has absolutely NOTHING to say about the Gentile Church as claimed in Pentecostalism.  The tongues speaking in Joel and Acts were the experience of the early Jewish Church ONLY!  The Jewish Church at Pentecost received a limited time offer of the Holy Spirit to Israel in the early Church Age.  They refused it, so the unfinished prophecies in Joel will be fulfilled FOR THE JEWS during the coming Great Tribulation to convince them that God has indeed come to Israel.  To confound this with the Times of the Gentiles creates a ground for chaos in doctrine, as is seen in the loonie bin in Toronto Blessing, Branhamites, Brownsville, Promise Keepers, British Israelism, Reconstructionism, and many other mongrel doctrines according to Mother Goose.



I believe that BEFORE two can walk together (3:3), they MUST have already agreed.  This does NOT mean they set aside whatever they disagree on in order to walk together with an heretic.  

I believe the most useful ministers of the Lord's Church are common men who are not too lofty to herd sheep and pick figs.  Church patriarchs who have risen above the common man are worthless impostors who ought to be thrashed with a hickory switch, beginning with the Pope in Rome and right down to Lee Roberson who basks in adulation beyond measure.



Like Edom, I believe that pride of heart will result in calamity in my life or that of the Lord's Church.  



I would rather obey God right away than to be "part of the miracle" of the fish's vomit.  

I am not to hold anyone unworthy of hearing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  I am not to complain when God has mercy on wicked men who repent. After all, I too was once a poor damned sinner and slob.



In the last days, Messiah will establish a real house of rule in Mount Zion which will be exalted above all the earth.  I believe that the nations, as we know them today, will be destroyed and replaced by humble and pleasant kings and policies.



I believe that Nineveh was destroyed in the past according to prophetic prediction.  I can depend on God to keep all of his promises.



I believe that Jesus Christ will gather the Jews, probably from Tema, and bring them into Jerusalem after He has killed all the rebels of the earth who rise up against Him.  



I believe that most Zionists are counterfeit Jews who will have intelligence with the prince who shall come.  They will be destroyed during the Tribulation so that blood line believing Jews can inherit the Kingdom with Christ (Chap. 3).



The following passage was delivered to Judah after they returned from the captivity in Babylon.  While God intended it primarily to the Jews, nevertheless; it DOES show what He will do with any nation which comes to know Him personally and then turns back to follow the flesh and the Devil.  I believe that VERY soon, natural disaster, terror from space, or some outside enemy will destroy the happy, worldly, and self-indulging life of the Western world.  America will fall horribly into the pit of despair for her murder of 70 million unborn babies and for electing leaders over the past 50 years who were racist, adulterous, Freemasons, and godless pagans.  Mark it down!!

Haggai 1:1 In the second year of Darius the king, in the sixth month, in the first day of the month, came the word of the LORD by Haggai the prophet unto Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, saying,
2 Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, This people say, The time is not come, the time that the LORD'S house should be built.
3 Then came the word of the LORD by Haggai the prophet, saying,
4 Is it time for you, O ye, to dwell in your cieled houses, and this house lie waste?
5 Now therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways.
6 Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes.
7 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways.
8 Go up to the mountain, and bring wood, and build the house; and I will take pleasure in it, and I will be glorified, saith the LORD.
9 Ye looked for much, and, lo, it came to little; and when ye brought it home, I did blow upon it. Why? saith the LORD of hosts. Because of mine house that is waste, and ye run every man unto his own house.
10 Therefore the heaven over you is stayed from dew, and the earth is stayed from her fruit.
11 And I called for a drought upon the land, and upon the mountains, and upon the corn, and upon the new wine, and upon the oil, and upon that which the ground bringeth forth, and upon men, and upon cattle, and upon all the labour of the hands.

Just before the Kingdom reign of Messiah Christ, which is just around the corner, God will exalt Israel and the Jews who are left after He destroys arrogant Jews and rebels in Israel (Zephaniah 3).

 God will exalt Israel.  

Thus, we are now just at the door of the next great era in human history.  America is leading the rebellion against God, and America is concerned with one thing alone-- the good life and her toys.  So, God WILL destroy America very soon.  I am delighted, for we need to leave the profane and sloppy Agape world Church behind, and we need to get on into the glorious Kingdom of Jesus Christ.  Even so, come Lord Jesus. MARANATHA



I believe that the kingdom promised to Israel is very real, and it is all in the future as promised by the prophets.  

I believe that a woman, probably the world Whore system, will soon be bundled up and carried by dirty spirits to Shinar and Babylon to establish world religious or political rule (Chap. 5).



I believe that the Lord God of heaven still hates putting away (divorce).  The church (or preacher) who does not excommunicate any saint who causes divorce is a reprobate and retrograde church. The church who exalts a two time divorced and remarried pastor is in arrogant rebellion against the person of Jesus Christ.

I believe that to use the "windows of heaven" in Malachi to teach legal tithing in the Church Age is nutty as a fruitcake.  I Corinthians 16 is the place to teach giving in the Church Age.

I believe that God has a book in heaven in which He records the zeal of all those in all ages who speak to one another of righteousness and judge sin openly.  I would count one entry in that book after my name of infinitely higher value than the accolades of the most profound and high browed potentate.


Salvation in the Old Testament

It is virtually impossible to prove, from the Old Testament,
that one Jew or Gentile ever
"got saved"
by believing in the shed Blood of Jesus Christ.  
Such teaching is lunatic and borders on heresy.  
To see how Old Testament saints were justified, read Hebrews 11.

In fact, to claim that the Blood of Jesus was working in the Old Testament
is very much like Roman Catholic teaching of the Mass.
The implication is that Jesus shed His literal physical Blood in eternity past,
and this is sub-christian mysticism and void of biblical evidence.

Apply this to our era, and you may well wander off and believe in
some future manifestation of the Messianic Kingdom to be born again.
There is no biblical teaching like this either.
This is precisely what the Hebrew Roots Movement teaches,
in that they require a Messianic message and vocabulary
in order for the Church to be right with God.

This heresy is also taught by many Fundamental Baptist pastors who
are too stupid to use the literal Word of God. Why? They are desperate
to be approved by their fellow pastors and be chosen to be
the President of the Baptist pastor's fellowship.
Their creed is their own resumé.

However; we also reject the other extreme which says that
Old Testament saints, and coming Tribulation saints, have to work
to earn their salvation. All saints, or believers, in every dispensation,
were saved by faith in God, and it was counted to them for righteousness.
The Ruckmanite teaching of salvation by works during the Great Tribulation
is no different than the works salvation of the tin plated bishops of Salt Lake City.

The Gospel is everlasting, delivered ONCE, and it is of only ONE kind:

Revelation 14:6 And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven,
having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth,
and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,

Jude 1:3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the
common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you
that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto
the saints.

Any man who was ever justified by God was justified by faith--
Faith in whatever revelation, command, or promise God made to him.






For purposes of dispensational truth, I believe that the Old Testament ends at the end of chapter 24 of Matthew.  Jesus tells me in Matthew that Jonah was swallowed by a "whale," and those who reject this are attacking the person of God.  I do not believe that Matthew was a redactor or editor who put words in Jesus' mouth.  Every word in Matthew was spoken into the canon by the breath of God the Holy Spirit-- Talbot Seminary, Dallas Seminary, Bob Jones Unifarsity, and Biola Unibarfity scholars notwithstanding.  All men who claim that Matthew added his own uninspired notions to his Gospel will burn in Hell for eternity, which is just and right.



The discussion of the alleged "synoptic Gospels" is a large load of horse manure.  The Gospels each stand alone as distinct works of the Holy Ghost who made them alike and different just as He chose. The last part of Mark 16, all the way to the "Amen" of verse 20, is just as much part of the Word of God as any other, and 15 early church fathers quoted it in proof texting.  All who question it as the Word of God are blasphemers and will burn in Hell according to Revelation 22. That is fine with me, for I would not want the idiots hanging around the Throne of Jehovah blabbering, "We believe that these verses were not in the original manuscripts. And, we believe that the throne of God is figurative."



In Luke Jesus told the disciples to get a sword for self-defense after He went back to heaven.  I too may take up a sword, but only in self-defense in secular situations.  This weapon CANNOT be used to enforce God's order in the earth as suggested by Reconstructionists, Identity freaks, and the Militia.

Luke teaches me that Jesus never sinned, from the cradle to the cross.  For this reason, Jesus can be my substitute, pay the price for my sins, and redeem my life from destruction. Thank you, my precious Lord.



I believe that Jesus Christ was from eternity past, the creator of "the beginning," and by Jesus all things in this earth live and move and have their being.  I believe that a man can and must be born again by believing on the Lord Jesus Christ with repentance for sin (Chapter 3).  I do confess my faith in The Lord Jesus Christ-- with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. I believe that Jesus prayed for me in chapter 17 to secure me in a relationship with God as absolute as the relationship of Jesus in the Godhead.  I cannot get out of His hand, not even by my own efforts, which mongrel error is taught by many Pentecostals and Holiness Balaams.



The four Gospels are given to us to show the preeminence of the Lord Jesus Christ and his work among us to save all men if they will believe. Those who use the "Romans Road," or other Epistles, to win souls are using the teaching to the Church to try to win sinners. This explains why so many alleged saints are still born. The Gospel is in the Gospels. The confession of faith God wants to hear is:

John 6:68 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.
69 And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.

Those who add methods, steps, or plans to that simple confession are sending souls to hell.

John 20:29 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.
30 And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book:
31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.



I believe that the book of Acts is a transitional book, and the first 9 or 10 chapters are history of the Jewish Church, but they are not necessarily to be duplicated in church life teaching for the Times of the Gentiles.  Water baptism is not active in saving anyone, rather; water baptism is only given to those who are already completely born again (Chapter 8). The Old Testament Jew in the early Church was "saved" in the OT model, so his baptism came AFTER salvation, not "for" salvation.  

I believe that the Apostle Paul, as well as all of the Apostles, went to the Gentiles with the Gospel of faith which later resulted in water Baptism of immersion, church fellowship in the homes, singing hymns, preaching long sermons, the Lord's Supper, Christian giving out of love in the giver's heart (NOT tithing, and not faith promise gambling), casting out devils, and persecution, among other things.



I believe that if the Apostle Paul knew that some preachers took 10 years to preach through Romans, he would be hopping mad.  I agree with the Holy Ghost in the description of unnatural sin in Chapter One, and I too have "given them over..." I believe that all have sinned, that salvation is of the Jews (Jesus WAS a Jew you know), that any man who is in Christ is 100% NEW, that with the mouth confession is made unto salvation, that there is therefore now no condemnation, and that we are to mark them which cause division and offense contrary to the doctrine of the Apostles-- AND avoid them.

...if I were to declare that man was so free to act that there was no control of God over his actions, I should be driven very near to atheism; and if, on the other hand, I should declare that God so over-rules all things that man is not free enough to be responsible, I should be driven at once into Antinomianism or fatalism. That God predestines, and yet that man is responsible, are two facts that few can see clearly. They are believed to be inconsistent and contradictory to each other. If, then, I find taught in one part of the Bible that everything is foreordained, that is true; and if I find, in another Scripture, that man is responsible for all his actions, that is true; and it is only my folly that leads me to imagine that these two truths can ever contradict each other
[Spurgeon, A Defense of Calvinism].



I believe that tongues speaking, even in the early Jewish Churches, was chaotic and prone to trouble. It quickly dropped away as the canon of the Word was completed. This is proven in history-- Circa 100 AD through 1900 AD record NO tongues speaking by even the most courageous saints until circa 1920. At that time a crazy Black preacher stuck his head in a butter box in Azusa, California (where else), and when he pulled his head out he was blabbering in the devil's own language.  Even then, there was not one effort made to justify this doctrinally until Demos Shakarian crawled out of his theological outhouse with a bucket of Pentecostal "honey" and tried to add doctrine to it- Circa 1965 (Biltmore Hotel, Hollywood, California Again!??).  

I believe that God is not the author of confusion, so confusion is a sign that a church is reprobate.  

I believe the Lord's supper is to be a holy time which is distinct from social events of the local church. I believe that the saints are NOW able to live in victory over death in that they have the absolute hope of resurrection in Christ.



I believe that if any man be in Christ he is a new creature, and I am an ambassador of this Good News to the saints and the lost. In 7:11 I am told that I am not finished with the attack on heresy until I have taken revenge on it. I am to pull down strongholds and cast down imaginations in this ministry of revenge. I believe that there are many angels of light and ministers of light who are fully in the service of Satan. I believe the godly saints are to be of one mind in all things. Democracy, and voting, wreck havoc in the Lord's Church. One mind, however; is not gained by throwing away our Bible based convictions. One mind is NOT based on a local church pastor "ruling" the saints. Nor is one mind based on some legalizer's rules and regulations system (by-laws) or on Robert's Rules of foul Odor.



I believe that it is good to be zealously affected always in a good thing. A good place to start is to be crucified with Christ and to live unto Him. I believe that the law is our school master, and those who burden the saints with Old Testament law are blithering hypocrites unless they, as Moses commanded, carry a feces paddle. (Deut. 23:13)



I believe that the saints are to use the whole armor of God as instruments of spiritual warfare, not merely as pretty pictures to put up on the flannelgraph boards of Sunday School classes. I believe that drunkenness is applied by God ONLY to wine and booze. Those who are drunk in the church (in the model of wine and booze), and claim it is the work of the Holy Spirit, are in fact possessed of devils-- they are NOT born again. Their damnation is certain and a blessing to look forward to. New "manifestations" "wherein is excess" of sexual perversion, nudity, and bestiality are now following these drunks. Words fail me as I try to express my revulsion. I hate these enemies of Christ with perfect hatred, as did David. (Psalm 139:19-22)



It is normal for saints to rejoice. Those who reject singing, and joy in worship, are blaspheming against the Lord's Church. This does NOT include boogie, CCM, stride piano Southern Rotspel, and Baptist be-bop, which are mongrel vomit. All things in the Lord's Church should be done without murmuring and complaining. If this is not possible, get right, or get out, and go mind your own devilish business.



I believe that we the saints are as complete in Christ as we will ever be. (2:10) There is NOT "something more," and anyone looking for "something more," in the model of Catherine Milquetoast Marshall, Ruth Paxson, or the devotional gurus, will get "something more"-- from Satan. I believe the saints must mortify the deeds of the flesh and set their affections on things above-- of Christ.  



I believe that the rapture of the Lord's Church is distinct from the Second Coming / Advent. The rapture is subtle and sudden and in the air. The dead in Christ will also be resurrected for this calling from above. I believe that God raptures the Church because they are the Bride which is not appointed to wrath but to the marriage feast of the Lamb. This will take place while Reconstructionists and Papists on earth are having their profane religion stuffed down their throats by the Beast.  Those saints who, in sadomasochistic zeal, think they are called to suffer under God's wrath-- They just don't know their God very well do they? Poor things-- What a wonderful surprise they are about to get as they go up with the rest of us in spite of the sorrow they have wrecked on their fellow saints with their sloppy agape.



I believe that "signs and wonders," as seen in Christ and the Apostles, are NOT for the Church age. The "signs and wonders" of today are Satanic and are a prelude to the reign of Satan in the Tribulation (2:7-9). I believe that Chapter Two shows that the saints will be taken out of the earth before the Tribulation as the Holy Ghost leaves who is "letting," or restraining, the evil today. Christ promised he would not leave us without a Comforter, so we go when the Holy Ghost goes. Grab hold of that promise and stop the panic party. I believe we may be permitted to discern who the Antichrist is, but it will not be of any use in our witness to sinners. So, all the obsession over "Who is the Antichrist," and the Mark of the Beast, is hot air and reminds me of the guli guli man in Cairo.



I believe that an elder (pastor or bishop or elder or episcopas or presberter) is to be the husband of one wife. That excludes men who are not yet married, men who have been divorced, especially men who have been married - divorced - remarried - divorced - remarried, and men with more than one wife.

I believe that the end times spoken of in this book are now upon us.  



I believe that a preacher or teacher of the Word who does not study with zeal is not fit to preach and should be rebuked. I believe that I should flee youthful lusts and unlearned questions, like, "Are there Yannis and Greys in the earth which were hatched by demons and the daughters of man?" And, "What is the Mark of the Beast, and who is the Antichrist?" I believe that rebuke and reproof are absolutely essential in the work of the Lord, and they must be based on doctrine and longsuffering. The sneaky call for patience and longsuffering BY the heretic is out of order and should be openly mocked.



I believe that godly women will be discreet, obey their husbands, dress modestly from the heart out, and keep their homes. Worldly women, saved or unsaved, who mock this "life style" must by openly identified and forbidden to enter the Lord's local churches. I believe that my salvation is not by works of righteousness which I have done. I cannot say enough hail Marys, win enough souls, give enough offering, or preach enough good sermons to save my soul. My salvation was earned by Jesus Christ on a Wednesday evening, outside of Jerusalem, 2000 years ago. HALLELUJAH

Debate about the law is a worthless discussion, especially with legalistic Baptists, SDAs, Hebrew Rooters, Reformers, and Reconstructionists. It makes me tired, so I just avoid it. If they come after me with their law, I attack them viciously and "raise the level of hostilities."

Baptist Standards be damned!



I believe that ANY offense committed against me by a saint, regardless of the world's opinion, must be forgiven by me if the offender seeks reconciliation and forgiveness. An heretic who rejects rebuke and who continues in error is NOT included.



I believe that I am not to forsake the assembling of myself with the saints. I believe that it is impossible to please God without faith in Jesus Christ. All religions and systems which do not preach exclusive faith in Jesus Christ are alien and mongrel religions.

I believe that man dies once and then stands before God. There is no purgatory, no near death and return, no trip to heaven and back, and there is no reincarnation. I believe that any alleged Christian who lives like a dog, rolls around and vomits on himself at the front of the church, and refuses to repent of sin-- If he is not chastened of God-- That person is a "bastard". (Hebrews 12:8)



I believe that works don't save a man, but any saint who is genuine WILL work to please God and to show other saints he is born again. A profession of faith alone is not any confidence to careful church leaders. I believe that where envying and strife are, there is every evil work. I believe that those who draw nigh to God, and who resist the devil, find that Satan flees from them. I believe that the prayer of faith by church leaders, in common settings, is used of God to heal in this part of the Church Age. Sudden and sign healing in big auditoriums is demonic and profane. It is counterfeit and gives false hope.



I believe that I am to abstain from fleshly lusts, and in compassion, I am to not render evil for evil, but I must bless and be a blessing. I am to be so much in the Word of God that I am always ready to give an answer for the hope I have in Christ. I believe that the only priesthood in the Church Age is the ordinary believer. Any Romaist priest, great missionary statesman, moderator, chairman, metropolitan, Pope, potentate, principality, dictatorial preacher, or denominational leader is a counterfeit of New Testament leadership and is to be mocked and ignored.



I believe that the Word of God came not by the will of men, who want to make a publishing windfall on new bible versions, but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. The manifestation of the Word of God today, in English, is the King James Bible ONLY. I give special attention to saints who share my zeal in this conclusion.

I believe that the physical earth and heavens, as we now know them, will one day melt and be burned up.  So, they are now here for us to use up and enjoy in moderate responsibility. God will one day create a new heavens and a new earth. I believe that when I encounter a Balaam who is leading the saints astray and cursing the truth, I, as a "dumb ass", am to bluntly prevent the false teacher from adding further madness.



I believe that any alleged saint who claims to have no more sin is calling God a liar, and His Word is not in them-- they are not born again. Virtually everything in the world not under the Father's authority is wicked. I believe there is a time when I must "try the spirits" to see if they are of the Holy Spirit.

I believe that the verse, "1 John 5:7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one" is most certainly canon Scripture, and anyone disclaiming it as pure Words of God is damned to hell in a hand basket.



I believe that if anyone comes to me with a doctrine not found in the Apostle's doctrine, I.E. the Word of God, I may not befriend him or allow him into my house.  



I believe that any Diotrephes who brutalizes the saints in the Lord's Church is to be publicly rebuked and forced to repent or leave the church at once. I note that 99% of all Diotrephes in the Lord's church are highly versed in Scripture, and have had times of victory in their past days. This they use as a weapon to rule the saints' lives. If Diotrephes is allowed to exalt himself into the pulpit, you will soon see him thrashing sheep and tossing them out the door. When a 14 year old brat flings himself on the altar and comes up claiming"I am called to preach," you are watching the hatching forth of a Diotrephes.



I believe that I am to be thoroughly contentious in defending the faith and the Word of God, where the faith is found. I am not to hold back any words or language which describes those who attack the Word of God, unless the words are not edifying. I am to have compassion on some rebels if they will respond to rebuke, but I am to make a difference between them and others who refuse to repent.



I believe Jesus is the first and the last of everything. He holds the keys to hell and death, and men ought to seek peace with Him. I believe that we are in the Laodicean Church Age and that Christendom at large has been spued from God's mouth. I expect to hear, "Come up hither" at any minute, for this was said to John BEFORE he was shown the Great Tribulation. I believe the Great Whore is still a whore-- only her words have become sweeter and more seductive since Vatican II.

I believe that The Revelation of John is the last of the revelation of God to man. Those who add or take away from the Word of God, especially in modern bibles, are damned to hell unless they repent and burn their profane bibles. (Chapter 22).

I am looking for Jesus at any moment.

Here is the anthem of Post Tribulation eschatology:
(To be sung to the tune, "Glad Day")

Sad day,
Sad day,
It's not the crowning day;
Jesus my Lord's not coming for me,
The beast and false prophet soon I'll see;
Sad day,
Sad day,
It's not the crowning day.



Question from a reader:

Can a person lose his salvation by some sin or doubt?

Once you are truly born again, the Holy Spirit witnesses with your spirit that you are born again. Now you feel when you are discouraged etc has no effect on what God thinks about it. You are saved.

Never let anyone take away your confidence in Christ once you have it. My problem is with people who were raised in church and never repented and believed in Jesus as an act of the will. Nor did they ever speak of any personal salvation event openly before men. They just drifted into the Lord's Church fellowship as a child and friend of other Christians. They need to make a clear decision for themselves that they know happened.

Hebrews 10:35 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward.
36 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.

Colossians 2:18 Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,

As I said, once you have confidence you are born again, LIVE in that confidence and do not let any man tell you that you can lose your salvation.

1 John 3:7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.

The above text is often used to tempt people to think they lost their salvation, but look at John just two chapters earlier:

1 John 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

So, true saints sin, but they confess it and LIVE a pattern of victory.

John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.
30 I and my Father are one.

The argument is often made that no OTHER man can take us away from Jesus, but that WE can take ourselves away from him. That is nowhere taught in the Bible. There are no conditions in the above text which hint at the possibility that I can escape from Jesus, once I am truly born again. If I sin and keep sinning, I may very well receive chastening, but hell is not the destination of any saint.

King Saul walked away from God until God refused to talk to him through the prophet. Saul finally went to a witch, and Samuel appeared to him, and Samuel said Saul would die in battle. The interesting thing is that Samuel told Saul that he would be with him (Samuel) by the end of the day. Samuel was in the bosom of Abraham, as were all Old Testament Jews until Jesus took them "captive" to be with the Father. So, Saul was chastened, but he did not go to hell.

Lot also lived in a filthy homosexual community by choice, and he offered his virgin daughters to a mob one night. But what did God say about Lot in the New Testament?

2 Peter 4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;
5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;
6 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;
7 And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked:
8 (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)
9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:

Verse 7 !!!!!!!!! "just Lot" That is a hard one to swallow when we recall how he behaved on that night long ago and how he chose that filthy city on purpose. The problem is, we pompous Christians measure men by our little short sighted standard, but God sees the heart. God saved Lot because the man had a heart that hated the sin God hated.

Read about Jehu. He didn't finish the job of cleansing the land, and later was less than perfect, but God said Jehu had "a heart like my heart." What a mouthful under the circumstances. God knows your heart and your faith, and how YOU may act or feel about it, from time to time, changes nothing.

Keep the faith

Jude 1:3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.

Don't let anyone rob you of the joy of your salvation.

Beware of those who try to retread born again people. That is, they try to make saved people unsaved so that they can coax them into walking the aisle again. These crooked bums are just too lazy to find real sinners and spend the time and effort it takes to get them saved. I have to wonder if some of these evangelists are even saved if they really believe preaching the Gospel means getting saved people unsaved to their advantage and glory. Ugh