“What about the Gospel of Judas?”

Last September I witnessed at the Blue Springs Festival which is held every year.  A fall festival of food, carnival rides and lots of opportunities to speak with people about eternity.  While I was there I had a long conversation with a young man named Chris.  He worked at one of the booths.  He seemed open about talking about the things of God so we had a long conversation. One thing he kept bringing up was the Gospel of Judas.  He wanted to... Read More

Adrian Rogers is a False Teacher?

A few months ago I was “witnessed” to by a Calvinist on our youtube channel.  He watched a video I uploaded entitled “Predestined for Hell?  Absolutely Not!” by Adrian Rogers.  He proceeded to tell me that Adrian Rogers preaches an “Arminian false gospel of free-will” and therefore he preaches a “false Christ” and “false god.” This Calvinist then accused ME from the start of being an Arminian... Read More

“Eternal Hell Should Be Temporary”

One day I was talking to a young 17 year-old male about eternity.  He said, “Eternal hell is Cruel!  I have friends who haven’t grown up in a Christian home so how could God send them to eternal hell?  They didn’t get the opportunities I did to learn about the truth growing up!  I think hell should be temporary.” I said, “Is it ok for a convicted criminal to go to jail for the rest of his life?”  He said, “Yes.” ... Read More

“My Dad hates God”

A few months ago I ran into one of my ex-witnessing partners at Costco.  We talked for over an hour.  At one point the topic of the lost and Calvinism came up… because I brought up the subject of course.  I asked him if he was still a Calvinist, and he said he was. The last time I spoke with him his father was not a believer.  I asked him, “Is your dad still an unbeliever?” He said “Yes.” I asked, “Why?”  He... Read More

The Withering Flower – The Fad of TULIP Theology 7

5. Perseverance of the Saints is another deception. Most people think it is Eternal Security, but, that just isn’t the case. As I stated before, because 5 point Calvinists believe that God shows His irresistible grace to totally depraved people whom He has unconditionally elected before time, Calvinists have no choice but to believe that it is impossible for a genuinely-saved person to forfeit his salvation. This is what the Calvinistic doctrine... Read More

Christ is not God?

I haven’t used my garage keypad code for a while because I forgot the code and didn’t have time to figure out how to reset it.  Finally I decided to call the “garage door people” so they could come out and work their magic.  Since its 2011 I should at least be caught up technologically with the neighbors by getting this working again. When he arrived I thought he looked familiar.  “Have you been here before?”... Read More

Covenant Theology and Calvinism’s Hidden Gospel

By Brenda Nickel Some Christians see no problem in attending a Reformed church not realizing that in doing so, they run the risk of connecting with some aspect of Covenant theology.  This system of theology, primarily found in Reformed circles, is based on three speculative covenants not found in the pages of scripture. These additional covenants that reformed scholars insist are present in the Bible must be inferred by extracting meaning from the... Read More

“Descent Into Error” Part 5

Continued from “Descent Into Error” Part 4 The Bible as a spell-casting device At one point it was decided, without me knowing it, to do what Tony Miano was doing in his sector of the witnessing universe. Tony suggested that Christians read sections of the bible to a crowd.  This he called Project Ezra.  He got the idea from reading Nehemiah where the law was read to the people and 1 Timothy 4:13 which says to read the bible publicly. ... Read More

“Descent Into Error” Part 4

Continued from “Descent Into Error” Part 3 Love Waxes Cold – To The Unsaved I noticed over time the goals of evangelism changed in the group from “loving the lost” to “elevating Christ’s name and being obedient.”  Whether someone receives Christ or not didn’t matter as much as elevating Christ’s name by venturing out into the world.  They think everything they do is about God’s sovereignty,... Read More

“Descent Into Error” Part 3

Continued from “Descent Into Error” Part 2 Judgement without Discernment Occasionally debates would arise about Calvinism.  During different debates the group argued “the issues of Calvinism are not important, what is important is if we all believe in the essentials.”  The essentials they listed are things like the Trinity, the resurrection of Christ, Christ is God, faith alone, the bible alone, Christ is the only way to... Read More

“Descent Into Error” Part 2

Continued from “Descent Into Error” Part 1 Mottos to live by? If you listen to enough preachers or read enough eventually you will adopt some of their catch-phrases.  Things like “The Word of God is like a lion.  Let it out of its cage and it will take care of itself” or “If sinners be damned, at least let them leap to Hell over our dead bodies” by Charles Spurgeon or some quote from John MacArthur or Paul Washer. Phrases... Read More

“Descent Into Error” Part 1

This is the true story of a witnessing team’s birth and its subsequent fall into the errors of Calvinism by some of its members. I decided to write this as a warning to others who may be involved with Calvinists who evangelize or who may be on the verge of embracing the doctrine.  Looking back on my experience I am amazed at the subtle shift in behavior, doctrine, interpretation, attitude and mindset of the group due to Calvinism.  Its interesting... Read More

Calvinist Critiques of Mark Cahill; Calvinism Weighed and Found Wanting

By: Brenda Nickel Recently, Calvinist bloggers have been less than charitable to their one time friend in evangelism, Mark Cahill.  Having thoroughly embraced the belief system of Calvinism, and feeling strong obligation to defend its understanding of God and the gospel, these men put out an ‘all points bulletin’ throughout the blogosphere warning of disagreement among the brethren. Completely offended that someone could possibly disagree... Read More

Witnessing Tips: Mormons

Basics about Mormonism: Taken from http://www.letusreason.org/LDS15.htm On almost all points from the beginning of God and man in the Garden of eden to the after life they have a different view than the Holy Scriptures. They believe man is a spirit creature finding his origin in heaven before coming to earth. That Christ is also in the same class as man as well as the spirit brother of Lucifer, therefore we are all spirit brothers. They teach that... Read More

Witnessing Tips: Jehovah’s Witness

Tips for Witnessing to Jehovah’s Witnesses Basics about JW’s: Satan is the originator of the idea of the Trinity. The Father is the supreme God whose real name is Jehovah. Jesus is a created being known originally as Michael the Archangel; he is “a god,” not Jehovah. Jesus only rose spiritually, not bodily, from the dead. The Holy Spirit is the impersonal active force of God. Only the anointed class (or little flock) numbering... Read More

A Boy on a Bike

Saturday night, a few of us from the Save the Perishing group were outside the Sprint Center handing out Million Dollar Bill gospel tracts to those entering the Miley Cyrus concert.  Lots of moms and dads with daughters were entering the arena.  Most were happy to take a tract.  As we were passing out tracts, I noticed a boy on a bike.  He was out of place in this crowd.  What was a boy doing riding his bike at night in downtown Kansas... Read More

Ed

I met Ed at the bus stop in Kansas City when the Save the Perishing group was witnessing one Saturday in July.  He was obviously homeless, probably about 40 years old.  I gave him a million dollar bill gospel tract and walked him through the good person test.  After sharing the Gospel with him, he seemed pretty downhearted, even angry.  He had convinced himself that he didn’t need God.  He didn’t want God to pay his punishment... Read More