"The presence of anti-Pauline texts in [Matthew's] Gospel, point inevitably towards the conclusion that the evangelist himself [sic: really Jesus] was anti-Pauline." D.C. Sim [2002:780]

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Doug,

   Here is my testimony.

             In 1993 after a failed relationship and failing business I got into the Charismatic church movement. I had always been taught about the Bible and Jesus as a child, yet this time is was my choice as a young adult. Yet my motive was still wrong, I wanted Heavenly Father/Jesus to give me money, miracle money from my tithe offering, it was to be multiplied 30,60 or 100 fold given back to me so I can be a Kings Kid now and in Heaven.

 I got into Charismatic TV and books and tapes they sell. I also thought I was in “spiritual warfare” and I got into that as well and radio shows about answer man who knows everything and so on and so forth. After many months in 1995, I had a complete breakdown, no two “teachers” could agree and I was praying for the Truth and monies/worldly things at the same time and I completely broke down. I was at my business, setting in a chair crying and my mom came by to check on me. I told her “I’m either under a curse or God doesn’t like me”. I found out that isn’t true at all. As I said that to my mom, I got a clear “vision” or “plan” from our Heavenly Father. I was to read Matthew, Mark, Luke and John (MML&J) over and over again only.

I got trash bags and loaded up all the book, cassettes and materials, as I recall 3 full trash bags and headed to the land fill. If these materials weren’t good for me, and not truth that heals and sets free, I wasn’t going to give them away to someone else but destroy them.           

 I found a cassette series at the store, The Bible read by Gregory Peck King James Version New Testament, I got a Sony walkman and lots of batteries, my business allowed me to listen many days at a time to cassettes while I worked. I would hear things and pause and walk to my paper copy of scriptures at my desk which was NIV, the words and meanings were changed and the explanation at the bottom of each page was wrong from what I was being taught from God’s spirit. This was a leather bound fancy $80 NIV book, I learned that if you have an original copy of NIV it’s published by White Star, the company that built the Titanic ship. I now threw that book away also and use the King James Version only. My eyes, ears and heart was being opened as I was taught by the Spirit of truth.

1 John 2:27 |  

But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.

I went through an angry phase at preachers as I was learning all these truths that was setting me free because the “preachers” were not even speaking of these verses and teachings, making people tithe every week when under the Law the tithe was once every 3 years and the widow putting her last two mites into the collection at the temple was not what our Heavenly Father instructed. Money/currency was forbidden in the house of the Lord as it is “the house of Prayer” and Malachi was addressed to the Priests not the people.

Malachi 2:1

And now, O ye priests, this commandment is for you

 what I heard taught in church was changed or opposite what Jesus taught and there is no spiritual warfare or "binding the devil" what a relief!

            Finally I realized, I had my copy of the scriptures and could have at any time leaned against Jesus breast and been taught of the Father and the truth that sets free and it was my laziness and pride that I went to “church” and paid a man to tell me the truth and only got into more bondage.

            I stayed listening to MML&J for 3 years and added Proverbs also. One day I went to the box of cassettes and listened to one of Pharisee Saul's letters, it was awful, double speak, condemning, confusing & strange. This was not the same spirit of MML&J and I couldn't listen to it. Pharisee Saul's Letters cassettes tapes remained new and MML&J were heavily worn in there box. You chose the topic or doctrine and Pharisee Saul taught the opposite of Jesus. I quickly learned not to talk about this as it made Christians angry and I understood why, this is a big step an it's a lonely, narrow path to choose Jesus words only.

            My life has only gotten more challenging, the trials more intense and yet I keep to Jesus words only and I keep seeing new lessons, I now include the true apostles after Pharisee Saul's letters James, John, Peter & Jude. As I lose more possessions, not gain, I keep

Matthew 13

44 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.

45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls:

46 Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.

  

In my mind and above my desk, "Pearl of great price" I repeat to myself whenever I lose more property and freedom as my spine has many problems and chronic pain worsens. Here is truth you won't hear in our modern churches, it is

James 4:4|

Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

and

Mark 8:36|

For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

Luke 9:25|

For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?

Matthew 16:26|

For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

and lastly

John 10:27|

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

            The book name of "Jesus Words Only" is an excellent name for this book and website! as Pharisee Saul's letters from prison are a stumbling block on the way to the narrow straight gate that leads to eternal life, and few there be that find it.

James B.

 

Jesus Words on Salvation Reviews

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Hi Cimo, August 2014

This book is a must read for all who are seeking for truth and or not afraid to challenging what you have been brought up believing from mainstream Christianity about redemption. As I read the author's findings and I double checked his references , I was impressed with the scholarship. This book is not for the faint of heart but for those who don't mind their foundational beliefs to undergo a quality test and to certify that what what they have placed in high esteem is either fool's gold or the real thing.

 

 


Thomas P. December 2013

 

 

Mr. D has done an excellent job of making it clear that for one to truly be saved and stay saved he or she must live in obedience to the Law and Commandments of God. He uses only the words of Jesus to prove it. We don't need the smooth doctrine of the modern preachers lifted from Paul who writes in such an ambiguous manner. I have come to this same conclusion on my own by studying only the words of Jesus as recorded by those who were actually with him while he was on earth, before I read this book. It only solidified it for me. Paul can't save you but his words as preached today can sure lead you astray.

Sarah Mauldin September 2013

This is a great book for all who want to understand what Jesus says about salvation. The author goes through all the places where Jesus talks about salvation and explains each one. The author believes that modern "Christianity" is antinomian because of its insistence on reading Jesus' words through Paul and not the other way around. Even if you reject the author's view of Paul, this is a great book on salvation. You will come away understanding what Jesus said more clearly. I think it is better written than John Macarthur's "Gospel According to Jesus."

The main thesis of this book is that Jesus has been set aside to follow Paul. The author is arguing that the disciple has eclipsed the teacher and this is not acceptable. According to the author, the chaos of some 30,000 different "Christian" denominations is due to people not following the plain words of Jesus. Douglas explains that modern "Christianity" is nothing more than the words of Paul about Jesus. (Paul never met Jesus "in the flesh" and bragged about learning nothing from those who spent years with the actual Jesus). There are many examples in this book of commentators twisting Jesus' words to fit Paul's message of "easy believism." Modern America's love affair with Paul and disregard of Jesus' actual words are due to pastoral authority, eldership, paid ministry, honorific titles, easy salvation, and ANTINOMIANISM. Jesus takes a back-seat to "everything is permissible but not everything is beneficial." Paul's message differs from "cut off right hands and pluck out right eyes" to "confess with your mouth and believe in your heart." If you don't realize how serious this is then consider Luther's insistence that the Book of James was "an epistle of straw and was written by some Jew who knew nothing of Christ." Luther's love affair with Paul was the basis of that statement. He also said if "anyone can reconcile Paul and James then I will give him my Doctor's cap and call myself a fool." At least Luther saw what the real issue was. There is and has never been any reconciliation between Paul and James. The author, in my opinion, proves that Jesus' words on salvation are at odds with Paul.

I read this book online before I purchased it and "Jesus Words Only." I recommend both books even if you don't agree with every point. These books are very easy to read and are top-noch scholarship. The author is a master of classical languages and is an attorney by profession. The author was a member of the Reformed church for years and is well acquainted with John Macarthur, Charles Hodge, John Calvin, Charles Ryrie, Zane Hodges, Luther, Carlstadt, etc. The section in the book on William Tyndale, Carlstadt, Luther and the history of the Reformation concerning Jesus/Paul is worth the purchase alone.

Check out the website called Jesus Words Only...both books ("Jesus Words Only" and "Jesus Words on Salvation") plus hundreds of quotes and articles are there for free. (9/21/2013)

 


Robert Goering, May 2013

 

Fantastic book. Satan has successfully deceived the majority of 'contemporary Christianity' with the lies of organized religion. This book will help you focus on the truth that Jesus taught as opposed to the two bit cheap grace that is being given away. Paul ... said everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved, although Jesus said "NOT EVERYONE who calls me Lord, Lord will enter the kingdom of heaven BUT THE ONE WHO DOES THE WILL OF MY FATHER IN HEAVEN." Talk is cheap. Actions speak louder than words. Jesus is coming back to recompense to every man according to their deeds, according to Jesus. If someone like Paul comes along selling a short cut, it is only a short cut to hell. Jesus said the one who endures to the end will be saved....Paul said all have sinned, there is none righteous, but he is flatly [wrong] because in Ez 14 God Himself clearly states 4 times that Daniel, Job, and Noah [were] righteous.... Also Luke says John the Baptist's parents were blameless before God. Paul [erred] about everyone being a sinner.... Satan does not want you to make any attempt to obey, so he would rather you throw your hands up in the air and say "well how much is enough?"

The Roman Catholic Church proudly boasts of adding everything in the New Testament. It should contain the Gospels of Matthew and John only with the Revelation of John. Everything else is NOT the Word of God but the word of man, and no man has the right or authority to supersede the Word that proceeds from the mouth of God. Mr.T's other book, Jesus' Words Only, is also an excellent read. What is most amazing to me is all the so called Christians who slam the Mormons because they say Joseph Smith had only his own testimony to say he heard from God, but that is exactly that same thing Paul has done. Finally, all you who have believed Paul's [claim] about being saved by grace, please explain to me why not one time ever in any circumstance to anyone in any context did Jesus even mention the word grace. Not once. So how could the very foundation of your salvation be something Paul made up but Jesus never even mentions?...As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God.

Read Matthew 25:31-46. Jesus tells you right there, and it is NOT a parable, what HE Himself will judge all humans on. Anyone like Paul or the two bit cheap grace evangelists who promise you any other path to the Kingdom of God is a liar and speaking from the mouth of Satan. You can obey Paul, or you can obey Jesus Christ, but the two are completely incompatible and anyone who says otherwise is lying to you in an attempt to get your donations for tickling your ears.

 

 


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