RESOURCES

Missionary of the month

Kees Boer –  His gospel is sound. If you’d like to know more you can find him on youtube, or donate at this link. Kees Boer — Commission to Every Nation (cten.org)

Following is a list of links to grace based Biblical resources that I have found to be good over time or through other’s recommendations that I trust. If you find something questionable with anyone’s GOSPEL, be sure to let me know. As for other things, I may or may not remove them on a case-by-case basis. calvary-Heb2-9,IJohn2-2,John3-16

We strive to choose those with a clear gospel (obviously including eternal security). Who are also pre-tribulation and dispensational. Everyone is going to have some error since we’re all fallible. We avoid Calvinism, Arminianism, Lordship and KJVOnlyism (not the preference of only using the KJV, but the Riplingers and Ruckmanite teachings).

SOME (BUT NOT ALL) OF THE FOLLOWING, MAY QUOTE MEN THAT I DO NOT THINK THEY SHOULD QUOTE.

Please, watch out for others, dear Pastors.

They may have books I would never recommend. You see a book by Gail Riplinger, avoid at all costs.

 AS ALWAYS… PROVE ALL THINGS!!! 

Expreacherman.com  

A blog (and a place of fellowship) where my friend Pastor Jack Weaver (now with the Lord), used to run in conjunction with John. Now it is handled by his administrator John, explain the true meaning of Grace, and the gift of God being Free. Touches on subjects such as the Lordship Doctrine, Calvinism, and what Free Grace is.  Fellowship with other like-minded believers.

John 5:24 Promise 

A Grace based Bible blog: This is my friend John’s website contrasting Biblical truth against the doctrine’s of men, specifically dealing with things like Calvinism, Lordship (load-ship) and work’s based gospels.

Pastor Tom Cucuzza, Northland Bible Church

Tom has a clear gospel. He also has some free resources (which I’ll include some below). He is KJV preferred although not involved in the KJVOnlyism movement. They also have a gospel PDF you can print out. If you prefer a hard copy, they don’t charge a profit, go to their home page and contact them. Pastor Cucuzza has also started doing live streaming.

FREE RESOURCES AND SECURE FOREVER BOOK 

Spokane Bible Church – Jeremy Thomas

The Pastor teaches book by book and sometimes some topical themes, but mainly expository teaching which I love.

Spokane Bible Church – YouTube

Austin Bible Church

Pastor Bob Bolender

All titles in blue are linked, but you can also find him here on YouTube, as well as a list of PDF’s that go with his sermons.

Stand for the Faith

A blog by a friend, Jim F., reasons well on several different subjects and now has a book out on the Jesus Died Spiritually Heresy

You can buy by clicking HERE (IN BOOK FORM OR DOWNLOAD A PDF).
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Ron Shea – Clear Gospel Ministries

Here you can find several gospel booklets in different languages. And several articles on different subjects.

http://cleargospel.org/

Dr. Michael T. Floyd

Book: Six Points of Calvinism: A Destructive Doctrine

Video on the errors of six points of Calvinism

Jehovah’s Witnesses: A detailed look at what they believe and how to reach them

Anchor Bible Church

Pastor: Barry Black, Anchor Bible church

Also Chad Barber does Bible studies there.

Pastor Matthew Floyd

Calvary Baptist church YouTube

Pastor (Dr.) Joseph Huss

Northside Baptist church YouTube channel

Idle Words: Terminology that Confuses the Gospel” (Joel Collison) edited by Joseph Huss

Facebook Page

Not By Works

Pastor J.B. Hixson

Dr. Ralph Yankee Arnold 

(and Dr. Hank Lindstrom in audio files below)

Update: Jesse Martinez is now the pastor, although Yankee still travels and teaches. I like a lot of his videos, and think he does a good job on a lot of subjects. He definitely gets the gospel right and explains difficult passages and lordship doctrine. I am not KJVO but preferred. He does not teach double inspiration (his own words) but does only use KJV. I have no issue with that preference at all.

Florida Bible College – Dr. Ralph (Yankee Arnold)

They do have rules regarding dress and code of conduct that some may or may not agree with.

Website

Quentin Road Bible Baptist Church

I do not agree with their milder IFB stance on several things, but they do have some good teaching and a clear gospel.

http://www.qrbbc.org/

Dayspring Bible College and Seminary

I have heard good things about this Bible College from Pastor Jack Weaver, and went to investigate.  Online courses available, pretty reasonably too I noticed.

https://www.dbc.edu/

I know Pastor Cucuzza has taught some classes at Dayspring.

Gospel Examples

Ray Stanford Handbook of personal evangelism – how to witness and answer Biblically the differences between the Bible’s doctrine and the teachings of the Roman Catholic, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons, Seventh Day Adventist, Lordship and more.

GET IT HERE

Eternal Life for you – Laid out by the Word of God on Pastor Jack Weaver’s site.

SEE HERE

Am I Going To Heaven? – video presentation, along with a Q&A by Pastor Tom Cucuzza, how to know if you have eternal life.

AM I GOING TO HEAVEN?

36 Amazing things once you believe – Pastor Jack Weaver.

36 AMAZING THINGS

Clear Gospel Campaign – Good gospel presentation

THE GOSPEL BOOKLET IN ENGLISH

THE GOSPEL BOOKLET IN SPANISH

OTHER LANGUAGES

OTHER BOOKS (Always look up Bible citations in context and always let me know if you find something wrong in the book.)

I never knew you (The Horror of the Great White Throne Judgment) – Michael Patrick Bowen – LINK TO PDF FILE

Getting the Gospel Wrong, The Evangelical Crisis no one is talking about by  J.B. Hixson

What Lies Ahead: A Biblical Overview of the End Times by J.B. Hixson and Mark Fontecchio

The Great Last Days Deception by J.B. Hixson

The Gift of God by Richard Seymour

 Gospel blog here

“Has Subtle or Unbiblical language crept into our gospel?” – LINK

Repentance – What it means and what it does not

Ray Standford – PDF: RepentanceStanford

Pastor Tom Cucuzza – PDF: cucuzza-repentance-booklet-pdf

Pastor Tom Cucuza – Video – Understanding Biblical Repentance – Part 1 (very good, one of two)

Ronald Shea – See several part series on Repentance

Pt 1, Pt 2, Pt 3, Pt 4, Pt 5, Pt 6, Pt 7, Pt 8 (several more added)

Gospel Articles by Redeeming Moments – Holly Garcia Held

SUBTLE WAYS WE MAY HAVE DISTORTED THE GOSPEL

DEAR JOHN

I WILL KILL YOU (Testimony)

ABOUT THE GOSPEL OF JOHN

WHERE WILL YOU GO WHEN YOU DIE

MORE VIDEOS ON THE GOSPEL

WHY IS INVITING JESUS INTO YOUR HEART A FALSE GOSPEL?

SAVED BY GRACE

THE SIMPLE GOSPEL

THE COMPLETE CONTENT OF THE GOSPEL

THE DECLARATION OF THE GOSPEL

Rapture or Prophecy Books or articles

DISCLAIMER: (not recommending all of the sites below necessarily that provide some of the pdf files or ebooks.  If I provide a video, I am recommending-will put *’s by the ones I do not know)

Paul Benware on Daniel

Paul Benware on Revelation

“Kept from the Hour” by Gerald Stanton.  A book addressing the reliability of pre-tribulation timing.

Or download .doc or ebook here.  

Paul Benware Ministries

“Not Wrath but Rapture” by H.A. Ironside.  Another good one on the pre-tribulation rapture.  (And no, Ironside did not deny it at the end)*

“Are children taken up in the Rapture”article by Holly Held

Rapture Timing Tidbits – starting with Part 1 here

Renald Showers Rapture Videos

One minute after the Rapture – J.B. Hixson

Eternal Security

“Eternal Security is the Gospel” video by Dr. Ralph (Yankee) Arnold

“The Eternal Security of the Believer” by H.A. Ironside. Addresses the Biblical foundation for eternal security, including tackling the hard passages that seemingly contradict that.*

“Full Assurance” by H.A. Ironside.  Free PDF file, addresses security and assurance for every believer.*

“The Permanence of Salvation” by Thomas Cucuzza.

“Is Salvation Permanent?” video by Dr. Hank Lindstrom – TRY THIS ONE > http://www.biblelineministries.org/av/videoarchive/listall.php3

Difficult Passages or Subjects

James 2

“Faith without works is Dead” by Thomas Cucuzza.  Addresses the controversial passage in James 2.

“Faith vs. Works”, video by Yankee Arnold.

I also liked Fred Chay’s class on James.

1 JOHN 3

Dr.Yankee Arnold

ELECTION

Dr. Ralph Yankee Arnold

Dr. Hank Lindstrom

SCIENCE AND THE BIBLE

Dr. Tom Cucuzza – Northland Bible

BOOKS IN THE BIBLE

1 CORINTHIANS

1 & 2 THESSALONIANS

COLOSSIANS – Prison Epistle

HEBREWS

Difficulties in Hebrews

JAMES 2

1 JOHN

BOOK OF REVELATION

Pastor Cucuzza, thorough study, part 1 here.

IS FAITH A WORK? James 2

Dr. Hank Lindstrom

OTHERS

Why the Unrighteous cannot Inherit the Kingdom of God” – Yankee Arnold

“Wrongly Dividing the Word of Truth: UltraDispensationalism Examined in the Light of Holy Scripture” by H. A. Ironside

Other recommended reading or sermons:

Disclaimer – do not know if the sites that provide the pdf books are sound.

“Holiness the false and the true” by H.A. Ironside.  A testimony from one who came out of the false Holiness teaching.

Calvinism

“The Five Dangers of Calvinism” by Ralph Yankee Arnold

Secure Forever – A multi-part Series by Thomas Cucuzza on the ‘P’ in TULIP

“Rock – Paper – Scissors, Calvinism’s Game of Deceit” by Johninnc

“Berean Call promoting both Calvinism & Ray Comfort” by Jack Weaver

Video on the errors of six points of Calvinism by Dr. Mike Floyd

or Book: Six Points of Calvinism: A Destructive Doctrine

“The Message of Calvinism = Lordship Salvation” by Peter Amato

“Notes on Calvinism, a Rigged Carnival Game” by Bruce Bauer

“Exposing Calvinism for what it is” by Tom Cucuzza

“No Scripture Support for Calvinism” by Jim Floyd

John 3:16 Denudes & Proves Calvism false” expreacherman.com

“Calvinism and Grace are NOT Compatible” by Ralph Yankee Arnold

“Calvinism’s T.U.L.I.P. is FALSE” by Ralph Yankee Arnold

LORDSHIP VIDEO PLAYLIST

More to come…

58 Responses to “RESOURCES

  • irawati santosa
    9 years ago

    hi holly, do you think that the duluth bible church website is teaching biblically sound teaching of free grace? i found the website have lots of articles and reading which i hope can help me understand the God’s words better. The only thing i felt alert is that i think they quote Spurgeon in one of those articles…thank you and God bless

    • I am not sure truthfully, what I would look for is no compromise in the favorable quoting of men like Spurgeon, etc. I know there are some sound people there, but I honestly could not say for sure which one to listen to. I know that some of my friends who are commenters here, like Jack Weaver, John Pownall, or Jim Floyd would probably be better to point you in the right direction. You can find them on http://www.expreacherman.com

      I tend to take each article I might read and or listen to, and when verses are given, I stop to examine in context. I really believe we must prove all things with that which is good 🙂

      I wish I had been of more help, but I believe in grace being free, so not all that identify themselves as free grace are necessarily sound, similarly to how Calvinists identify themselves with the word Grace, yet how can they understand grace and the free gift of salvation when they add to it.

    • Irawati, if I did not say so, I do not appreciate people quoting Spurgeon, or Augustine when they claim to be free grace. Introduce the wolves to the sheep? I don’t think that is Biblical…

    • Wade Youngblood
      1 month ago

      Don’t get mixed up with Dennis Rokser and the “saving faith” crowd. I have a friend who knows him and his gospel is good on the surface, but as you listen more you will notice he has the wrong view of assurance of salvation. He believes that assurance is just the privilege of every believer, but a requirement to be saved. It will destroy your assurance and cause only introspection.

      • No, I have not heard him say that. Do you know where?

        I believe 1 John was written for many reasons, and one I believe is so that we could be assured once again, of the fact that when we believed, we received eternal life.

        I do not agree with that viewpoint if it is his. I appreciate that, I’ll reserve my thoughts until I see a place where he says that. I disagree on some things with most, and of course they would also with me. I have written many when I have had issue with them quoting men and not warning, and some have come back to me to rightly correct/critique mistakes I’ve made. But I do not agree with that 100% assurance, etc.

        I think the better translation for 1 John 5:13 is this (I do not believe KJV is it because of parsing in this verse).

        These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.

        He is writing to those who already believe.
        ‘that you may know’, I believe speaks to a reminder/assurance of that fact.
        And even though ‘continue’ is not there, it is seen in the parsing, since they have already believed, I see this as saying something like, ‘that you may continue to have faith’…

        Those are my thoughts only. Everyone fails, worries, doubts, and for those who say they have never doubted, praise God that they have not suffered through bad doctrine and whose faith was made shipwreck for some time.

        Thanks for sharing.

        • Wade Youngblood
          1 month ago

          Thanks for the response. I know it’s in his book titled “shall never perish”. I’m not sure who first quoted this, but he quotes it in his book, “assurance is the essence of faith”.
          I used to be friends with a friend of Dennis and he and I had a falling out due to his changing views regarding this issue, which Rokser directly influenced. I wish I knew the exact page that it is on, but I can’t remember. He is good on many things, but if someone isn’t grounded in their assurance, it could definitely be stumbling block. (It isn’t my goal to slander him, but just to give a warning to anyone reading his books.) by the way, I completely agree with you on 1 John 5:13. My view is that we know that we are saved the same way that we learn how to be saved, namely the scripture. We know we’re saved because we have believed the gospel. (1 Cor. 15) Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God and assurance is no different. It seems like too many theologians and pastors engage in “Christian Philosophy”, departing for what the scripture plainly says. Much of it sounds good on the surface, but I think they just get caught up in siding with their favorite theologian. As we all know, this is why denominations are formed. Reformed, Lutherans, etc…
          I don’t have Rokser’s book any longer, but if I get some time (I drive a truck and don’t get a lot of down time) I will certainly forward this to you. Take care

          Wade

          • Wade, yesterday my mind was on this, and I quickly texted myself notes (as I had company yesterday). So I started a document about the Assurance of our Salvation. (I often start blogs that either get finished later or never). So Lord willing, I ‘think’ that may be one I will do. I won’t name names because I don’t know enough, but I still would like to know what he said. I believe just like you, sometimes they engage in Christian philosophy. They state things that the Word does not, clearly going beyond what is written (1 Cor 4:6). Plus we can get caught up in Christian-ease and forget that Great Plainness of speech we are supposed to be speaking with because of the great hope we have.

            Thank you for your service (driving trucks). One of the things that I’ve become thankful for. When I see truck drivers these days I think of them in a similar fashion as Veterans. Unsung heroes.

        • Wade Youngblood
          1 month ago

          Hi Holly, i thought I replied to your message earlier, but on my end it looks like it didn’t go through. I apologize if it didn’t go through. There is no way that I can remember what I meant to say. Lol
          I was going to add to something I said in the previous message, but it wouldn’t make sense if you didn’t receive it.
          I case that you didn’t.
          I had a close friend that is friends with Rokser, Hixson, and a few others that run in the same circles and when my friend started believing in saving faith after he became friends with Dennis, I asked him to call Dennis and clarify something he wrote in his book “ Shall never perish forever” regarding his comment about “assurance is the essence of faith” (original author of the comment is unknown) and he confirmed that Dennis doesn’t believe this, but of course I don’t expect anyone to go off of what I heard in a private conversation and as far as the chapter in his book, I honestly can’t remember the exact wording. If I can find it I will send it to you.
          His church does survey people as a way of giving the gospel, which is commendable, but on the back of the survey is a list of questions they ask before the “pronounce them saved”, so to speak and one question is “what is the percentage of your assurance and if it isn’t 100% then they say that you haven’t truly “trusted Christ to save you” and they will re-evangelize them.
          Dennis is good regarding who Christ is and what He did. Where he goes wrong, is how salvation is received. Assurance is an additional requirement to be saved. Of course, it isn’t advertised as such. It’s just kind of lumped in with the gospel. I’m petty certain I actually have a digital copy of the survey from their church.(I’m going to look for it now)
          I apologize if I have described this very well in this, I was trying to type this in a hurry.

          • Whoa…

            “what is the percentage of your assurance and if it isn’t 100% then they say that you haven’t truly “trusted Christ to save you”.

            I don’t mind probing someone’s assurance so I can point them to the right Scriptures, or see if they weren’t taught the complete truth (i.e., they thought they had to repent from sin, confess sins, etc.), because then we should just go over it again. I never saw the apostles question people’s conversion.

            I do not like the term ‘saving faith’. It reminds me of the James 2 argument lordshippers use. I would like to see that survey. I have no problem with them asking people of their assurance, because then we can point them to the Word (John 8:31-32) and the passages that were written for that reason (to assure us of the truth). How can someone who has just believed have 100% assurance? Those terms trip people up and I never saw an apostle use anything like that more than Philip with the Ethiopian Eunuch in Acts 8 when he said ‘if you believe with all your heart’ (regarding baptizing him).

            Yes, we need to be sure we believe the truth, but placing percentages on it, especially where people get messed up later is really troublesome. People believed and were baptized immediately. We don’t even do that now. We put them through classes (which I don’t think are a bad thing, just not exactly how it was done).

            Thank you for letting me know.

        • Wade Youngblood
          1 month ago

          Never mind, I just saw where my last message did go through. I just didn’t know how to look for it.

          • Wade, I have to come in and approve. I got so many hateful ones, many I would still approve, but some were such striving and hate I didn’t see how it could benefit anyone so I had to choose to let comments wait until I come back in. Sorry about that, I haven’t figured out how to let some automatically come through. Have you signed up for the blog? I think you get notified of comments.

  • MechaWingZero
    8 years ago

    It’s really hard to find solid grace teaching these days. Thank you for these links. I agree 100% about not recommending Gail Riplinger’s books as well.

    About Duluth Bible Church: I’ve listened to a lot of their teaching and it is excellent. Some people like Spurgeon, Scofield, Chaffer etc have some really good quotes that teach grace, and then others that are totally contradictory. It’s like people can’t just believe that salvation is that free.

    • I agree with you, so I know with all men, to continue to search (Acts 17:11) and prove (1 Thess 5:21), test (1 Jn 4:1) and study (2 Tim 2:15) so we can discern (Heb 5:12-14) and continue to abide in His Word. Even the free grace ones like Duluth have some compromise in their quotes, and I guess each one has to answer for that. I used to get the daily devotional from Spurgeon, years ago, a dean of a woman’s college recommended him to me. I didn’t quite agree with some, seemed like it just didn’t seem right, and for a long time, I glossed over, eventually deleting. One day read the “Turn or Burn” sermon. That was enough to show the error in his teaching and then over time, I discovered a lot I didn’t know…

      I like men/women who are willing to listen and check out where there might be error should you ask them about it, vs. just ignoring any concerns. May the Lord bless those who continue to contend for the faith once delivered, who defend the gospel, who take heed to the doctrine, and also for the flock…

    • Wade Youngblood
      1 month ago

      No problem, I just wanted to make sure I was doing it right. Also, I did sign up for the blog.
      I will forward the survey to you when I respond to your other comments. I’m having my wife work on formatting it, unless you have an email or something else you would rather me use

  • Holly,

    Do you know of any good churches in the Phoenix/Scottsdale, AZ area?
    I know of somebody (new to the faith) who needs to find a good rock solid assembly out there. They are currently attending the City of Grace Church in Phoenix. A look at their website seems to indicate a strong leaning to the social gospel among other errors.

    Thank you.
    John

    • John, we have collected a list over time, for people to have a place to start. I cannot personally recommend any church, I have been to Fred Chay’s class, and he is mostly sound, my only issue would personally be I don’t like some of his quotes of men. The Bible study I attend, which is held on Thurs, they could contact me here for if they are interested.

      Just tell them this is a recommendation of places to start. I do not recommend City of Grace whatsoever, I have been there, and I do also not reccomend Scottsdale Bible which many are going Calvinist/reformed. I don’t know about their other off-shoots, but not looking good…. Even one of the churches (which was on Free Grace Alliance list = Red Mountain Community) is NOT at all free grace, but an undercover kind of mish mash of reformed, etc. They still claim to be however. The following places are possibilities based on their Statement of Faith, but as usual “prove all things”….

      ARIZONA, BUCKEYE (FGA) Grace Fellowship – http://www.graceinbuckeye.com/about/new-to-grace/our-beliefs/
      ARIZONA, GLENDALE (FGA) West Greenway Bible Church – http://www.WestGreenway.com
      ARIZONA, MESA – (Merryman Ministries) In the Word Bible Fellowship – Los Palmas Clubhouse, 215 N. Power Rd., Mesa, AZ 85205, or contact Carl Denti, denti@cox.net
      ARIZONA, PHOENIX (FGA) – Paradise Springs Community Church – http://www.pscchurch.org
      ARIZONA, SCOTTSDALE – New Life Community Church 2012 | 2500 North Scottsdale Road | Scottsdale, Arizona | (480) 947-7385 – http://newlifescottsdale.org/new-life-community-church/good_news/

      • Holly,

        Thank you for your response.

        I will have her contact you. I believe she could use some Godly guidance (as we all could) in traversing this pockmarked landscape called Christianity. I appreciate your help in this.
        I also really enjoy your site as it is encouraging to note that there are still others who have not “soiled their garments” with the false gospel of works in any way shape or form.
        My wife and I live in the San Diego region with our four young children. Lately we have seen the salvation = repentance from sin doctrine creeping into more and more of the sermons being given at our church. We are unsure as to where to go. It seems like such a circus out there. We love the dear people of our assembly but I despise the teaching that has been occurring including allowing a young man from within the assembly to openly teach the damnable heresy of Calvinistic predestination from the pulpit without so much of a peep from anybody. It was a sad day for me to see that I was the only one to raise an objection to this attack on the gospel.

        Please pray for us that we might find God’s will in this and in all matters.

        John

        • Hi John. I apologize, I am editing this comment since I thought you were speaking of another person. So this portion probably didn’t make sense to you>>>(I’m not sure she will see it that way, but surely willing to talk to her.)

          I have ten children, and five still at home, it surely is a dilemma to find a place where they will not be indoctrinated. I talk to them about the things that creep in, and ask them questions from His Word, to get them to think for themselves. I teach them how important it is to pray before and during our study time so that we learn from Him. To humble ourselves to Him, asking Him to help us unlearn anything that is improperly understood. To prove all things (and I tell them including anything I have shown them), by the Word of God. I talk to them about white space theology and extra biblical books and writings that men use to come up with their thoughts, including commentaries which may be helpful, but should probably be resorted to last. I tell them how important to know His Word, to be in the strong meat, so we can continue to discern between good and evil. I love many that I have seen go this route. One, an ex-Bible study teacher, who I also love and pray for, and I am perplexed that she does not see how it has affected her teaching. I believe it all started with a John MacArthur study Bible.

          I am praying for you and your young children, your wife and your church. It’s heart-breaking I know. God bless you.

      • Hello, Holly, and thank you for your wonderful blog and the efforts you make in helping others see more clearly for ourselves. I have only just visited today even though John was referring to me and was so kind to ask his original question on my behalf – I am so happy to have finally taken the time and to have opened my eyes, and am overwhelmed by the fact that John / his brother / his father have already helped me simply because I am a fellow Christian. I am ready to deepen my understanding of the Word and to truly apply it to my life. How might I reach you regarding your local bible study in Scottsdale? Please feel free to send me an email via my private address.

        Many thank you’s in advance for your time,
        AB

        • I will give you an email, we are hoping to start up in September, but waiting to see if we will have a room, the church we were given a room at, is under construction. In Christ’s love, Holly

  • Holly, I think you would also enjoy Robert Congdon’s Series of booklets about New Calvinism and it’s dangers. The series helped me a lot as I recovered from the false teaching of New Calvinism.

  • Hello Holly. Just to let you know the link for ‘I never knew you (The Horror of the Great White Throne Judgment)’ pdf file is not working. It takes me to a “Not Found” page.

  • Holly sweetheart, the link for “WHY IS INVITING JESUS INTO YOUR HEART A FALSE GOSPEL?” doesn’t work; you may want to use this one instead. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bw4ifxNsHJI

  • I’m glad I could help 🙂

  • So glad to have come accross your site. I have similiar experiences. Never really knew if I was saved, because all the false gospels out there, in SOOO many churches today, BUT GOD saved me when I heard the clear gospel and I put my full trust in the finished work of Jesus on the cross and he did that for me!

    • John, praise God, so happy to hear that. I understand very well what you mean. And the Lord warned us in the end, there would be many deceivers and many deceived. The apostles warned, and Paul warned of those who would subtly like Satan, corrupt minds from the simplicity that is in Christ (2 Cor 11:3-4).

      I am thankful we were left with a couple instructions for living in fellowship with Him. Abide in Me, Abide in my Word. His Word sure is a blessing, a treasure…

      I know now that I could never measure up, those who are trying to prove their salvation are hopefully temporarily bewitched like the Galatians, but I pray they won’t be hindered from obeying the truth for long. Stand fast in the liberty by which Christ made us free!

      God bless you and yours. In Christ, Holly

  • Hey Holly,

    Just read a bit of Ray Stanford’s article on repentance. There appeared to be a sprinkle of backdoor Lordship salvation in it, with idea of automatic change post salvation?

    • Benchap, I went back and read the link to Dr Stanford’s chapter on repentance. It is not the most clear, in places, and does have a hint of the inevitability of good works.

      For example, I think the following quote, with the attendant scriptural reference, is a little iffy:

      Later Scripture makes it clear that God certainly did work in their lives to bring about changes, but this took place only AFTER they were already saved (Eph. 2:10).

    • Thanks Ben. He is the one that led Jack Weaver to the Lord, but it’s good to know where people don’t have it ‘quite right’ which is where we must be ever vigilant to be Bereans. Always feel free.

  • Benchap
    7 years ago

    Yep, there was one earlier that hinted at it, but that one was the one that caused alarm bells to sound.

    • Benchap, I like the following quote from Tom Cucuzza regarding Ephesians 2:10:

      Grace. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. Not “must” – that would be works. Not “will” – that would be Calvinism. No, it’s should. We should.

  • Benchap
    7 years ago

    Yep. That is the correct interpretation of that verse.

  • Hello Holly,

    I heard your name mentioned by Pastor Yankee Arnold in a sermon on youtube, “Calvinism is a cult”.
    First let me say I am so thankful to God for such pastors as Arnold, Cucuzza, Shea, etc…

    I am glad that I can now come here to find like minded individuals. I have been tossed to and fro by the false doctrines that seem to abound all around us.

    I noticed under “Other Recommended Reading” that Charles Ryrie and Lewis Sperry Chafer are listed…..are you aware that they both had Calvinistic theology? I just thought you might want to know.

    Love in Christ

    • Tara, thank you for coming to visit, and yes, I became aware, maybe a few years ago because of expreacherman.com, but I was not aware I still had them there, so thank you so much for being diligent to ‘prove all things’ (1 Thess 5:21), I’ll be removing them. Love in Him to you, looking forward to having you visit again.

  • I have often seen a man named “Jeremiah J. Jameson” who runs a blog called “end times prophecy report” (https://endtimesprophecyreport.com/) often comments on your posts. I have seen his site, he often quotes your site in his blog, but his site is quite different from yours. His site is quite “harsh”. Do you know this site or its webmaster? What do you think of this site?

    • Daniel, thank you for commenting, I do not know him, but I will try to take a look and comment more. One thing I constantly try to keep in mind is 2 Tim 2:23-26, Titus 2:7-8 and Col 4:5-6, along with 1 Tim 2:1-6. We need to keep the big picture in mind as we answer.

      • jasonc65
        5 years ago

        I managed to find this unclear statement:
        “Are you willing to repent (change your direction/mind) right now, and become a responsible member of God’s forever family, following Him and serving Him as a member of His forever family, following Him and serving Him as a member of His body, the Church? If your heartfelt answer is, “Yes”, then we can go to Him now in prayer, and we can tell Him that you want to cease trusting in anything else for Eternal Salvation, especially in what you can do for yourself.”

        (link removed by administrator)

        This is what we cringe at here.

        • Jason, this statement is confusing, but still Lordship “salvation.” They use the right definition of repent, but then add becoming a responsible member of God’s family, following and serving Jesus. We do not have to commit to serving Jesus, following Him in discipleship, or commit to some undefined version of “responsible” in order to receive the free gift of eternal life.

      • jasonc65
        5 years ago

        As is typical with these sites, this statement comes out of the blue, contradicting everything that was said before. Something having to do with the heart usually accommodates these atrocious statements of “faith”.

        • Jason, I think you’ve made a very astute observation regarding “something having to do with the heart” usually being part of these false definitions of faith.

  • BelovedinSoCal
    4 years ago

    Hello Holly. I just want you to know your ministry has helped me significantly. I suffered under Loadship teachings for years. I cannot emphasize all the suffering I went through and how really sought break-through. After finding discouragement in my efforts, I prayed for mercy and grace. Roughly a couple weeks after that prayer, a scripture popped in my head which led to an internet search, which led me to your website. It has been the gospel of grace since then and I now know that I am saved. Praise God and thank you for allowing Him to work through you. God bless.

    • Beloved in SoCal, I can’t thank you enough for your letter. The Lord is so good to us. I empathize with the suffering of Loadship, the fear and discouragement it brings. The Holy Spirit must have brought His Word to your remembrance, and I thank the Lord for people like Pastor Tom Cucuzza, expreacherman.com, Yankee Arnold, Hank Lindstrom, A. Ray Stanford,Ron Shea and others who have upheld the clear gospel.

      It took me many years to come out from that stinkin’ thinkin’ as I call it too. It’s a load too heavy for any of us to bear. So many try, but if they are honest, they must know they can’t be good enough, they’ve already sinned.

      You know which one I really liked too? Secure Forever by Thomas Cucuzza. It had a lot of reassuring Scriptures. But I know it was the Lord and His Word and I too prayed for His help. I had given up. I was tired, weary, broken. I believed, but I no longer got into the Scriptures and rarely prayed. I was in fear and great stress. But I prayed and asked Him to help me. I know no one deserves His mercy, but that’s not why He gives it. It truly is unmerited. Luke 10:38-42 has been so special to me. I saw two things there. Abiding in the Vine and continuing in His Word. It would never be taken from me, so I asked Him to help me want to want to do the right thing in those areas (praying and the Word) and I fail, but I get back up with His help. It’s our necessary food.

      So glad that you are here, and thank you for sharing, you encouraged me too.

      • Hi Holly, Rina (mary) here from Australia, has your email changed, trying to send some good easy booklets that Tom Cuccuzza recommends that u could add to yr resources think from a guy called Tom Guerrity.

        • No, it’s the same, unfortunately I have trouble with it on and off based on whether it’s ‘too full’. Post them here if you want, are they PDF? There is a link you can visit for all Tom’s PDF’s on northlandchurch.com

          Great to hear from you, wait a day, I’ll try to ’empty it out’ 🙂

  • Christine
    3 years ago

    Hi – I’ve been reading around on your website. I have felt un”comfort”able with Ray for quite awhile, although I have many tracts I had ordered years ago. I’m not currently using them. I’ve also got a lot of Chick. So, in the process of getting some new tracts – do you have any recommendations?

    • Christine, yes, Ray Comfort offers no true comfort. Chick tracks are lordship. I would recommend northlandchurch.com, you can either print out their gospel booklet, or they have some smaller tracts. I personally like the larger booklet to hand out, people tend to take them a little more seriously.

      How to be sure you are going to heaven is the one I am speaking of, but there are 5 pdf’s here I highly recommend.

      https://northlandchurch.com/resources

      If you want the hardcover (which is about 5 x 8 I think, you can email office@northlandchurch.com for prices on the hardcover).

      Cleargospel.org has downloadable and printable tracts in several languages. I know that site has had some issues lately, so let me know if you have a problem.

      You can also make a tract yourself, personalizing it for yourself. Sometimes people relate to hearing how someone came to believe, sort of like Paul gave his story of how he came to understand the one’s he was persecuting were believing correctly and although he had a zeal for God, it was misplaced, he was persecuting the church of God. God bless your efforts.

  • Holly, I love your site, and enjoy receiving your emails.
    My name is Barry, and I have a grace resource that i would love to send you for a link.

    • Thank you Barry, I really appreciate you coming to read. Is it your link? If so, I’ll try to go take a look.

  • Who exactly runs this site? Mind you there are no references to who is posting this false commentary.

    • ‘inTheDark’.

      You neglected to mention what exactly you considered ‘false commentary’. The ‘who exactly runs this site’ is available on the statement of faith. I pray you do not stay ‘in the dark’.

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