History of Bible Believers

Mar 3, 2020

Matt 28:19-20 — Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Bible believing Christianity started through this command. When the Lord Jesus Christ gave this command, He gave it to 11 apostles and perhaps only a few hundred Christians at that time. Christianity was a minority. It started by a Jew, a carpenter’s son, yet how did such a movement become so powerful and lead us to today, surviving for thousands of years.

The first word where Christian came from was Antioch. The Bible says at the book of Acts, it was at Antioch where they were first called Christians and that’s how Christianity started. In Acts 2, there was a great revival where apostle Peter preached and churches were planted and it was spreading God’s movement. The name ‘Christian’ came out later at the city of Antioch. This was the heart of bible believing Christianity. It was at Antioch where we received the copies of the manuscripts for our King James Bible: the Byzantine manuscripts.

 

I. PERSECUTIONS

Early Christians

Christians were heavily persecuted and tortured during this time period.

Satan wanted to wipe Christianity off the map. He used bloody persecution to wipe them off the face of the earth.

In fact, so many Christians were tortured and persecuted that the lions were sick and tired of eating more Christians because their bellies were full of so many dead bodies of Christians. Governors who were bloodthirsty and enjoyed the entertainment of Christians getting slaughtered at the Colosseum were so sick and tired of the slaughter, conscience was bothering them and they begged some of the Caesars to stop the persecution of the Christians. That’s how much blood that was poured.

Diocletian’s persecution was infamously known for thousands and thousands of Christians. In fact, he killed so many Christians that Diocletian one time cried out, “The name of Christian is extinguished!“. But you know what, Christianity increased even more.

Women and little children will hold hands and surround each other, singing hymns as lions came out of their dens and tore them to pieces. Men were being crucified on the cross. Soldiers, in mockery of some of the Christians, thrust the spear on their side and made a crown of thorns on their head before crucifying them on crosses. Some of the Christians took that as a privilege to die just like how the Lord Jesus Christ, their Savior, died.

It was unthinkable. Christianity continued to spread and it was getting so powerful, the devil couldn’t stop it.

11 Apostles

The 11 apostles, most of them died being martyred for the Lord Jesus Christ. Some of them died during street preaching against some pagan festivals and  the sins that the people were committing.

Polycarp

Polycarp, one of the early Christian at that time, was discipled under the apostle John.

In his 80’s, he was tied to a stake and he was going to be burnt alive for Jesus Christ. When he was told to repent, Polycarp cried out, “Eighty and six years have I served Him and He never once wronged me. How then shall I blaspheme my King who has saved me?“.

They got angry and burned him at the stake but he was still alive. One got so angry that he thrust Polycarp with a spear but his blood poured out and doused the first fire. Yet he was still breathing. They had to light up a second fire on top of that to finish the job.

Ignatius

Ignatius was another early Christian leader during that time.

When he was arrested, Ignatius told the Christians, “Don’t you dare come and get me out of this prison. I want to die for the Lord Jesus Christ.“.

When he came out from the prison and lions started to come out of their dens, Ignatius welcomed the lions with open arms and said, “I am the wheat of Christ. I am going to be grounded with the teeth of wild beats that I may be found pure bread.

Tertullian

Tertullian, perhaps the best bible believing leaders at that time, he one time wrote about this martyrdom of the Christians, he said, “The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church.“.

Basically he was saying that you’re just planting more and more fruit of us bible believing Christians. Let the blood spill! Let the blood pour!

When Satan realize that this wasn’t working out, he got the intellectuals building up at the same time.

Plato and Aristotle (Philosophy)

In Greece, Plato and Aristotle opened up philosophy where they start to critique Christianity and use reason above the word of God.

In fact, it’s very possible that some of the famous philosophers during those days and there were definitely many of the current student at that time who were trained under Plato and Aristotle, they were mocking apostle Paul when he preached at them at Mars Hill, Athens. They mocked apostle Paul about his preaching of the resurrection.

Satan used the philosophers to affect the world so that they don’t have to listen to bible believing Christianity.

Alexandria

Alexandria Egypt took the philosophies of the Grecians and it carried down all the way to Alexandria.

They became the enemy camp of the early Christians where they started to make their own manuscripts which was later used in our modern version bibles, for example NIV. (KJV came from Antioch).

Alexandria Egypt started to correct the word of God, thinking what they thought was the right words. Why? Because they think they’re very smart people, too smart for God.

Rome

Rome during that time period was another enemy camp of the early Christians.

When the Nestorian and Syrian Christians came out, they were considered to be the oddballs and official Christianity that time which was called ‘Western Churches’ were kicked out by Alexandria and Rome.

When Rome came to the scene, Catholic church was born through this man: Constantine. Rome was dying at that time but Rome cannot die because Satan had to use Rome in the end times one day at Rev 17. Christianity was so strong, growing and become more powerful. So what did Satan do? Constantine was determined to continue the power of Rome by mingling Christianity with paganism. That’s how Rome survived. It was through religion, not through its secular power, but pretty soon religion did become secular power itself.

Church Fathers and Early Popes

Church fathers and early popes were the ones who contributed to the teachings of Roman Catholicism.

Roman Catholicism’s teaching did not come out immediately, it came out through a process of time. That’s how heresy always works. That’s how sin always work: through a process of time.

Church fathers and early popes started to put up this and that Catholic doctrine and that’s how Catholicism was born:

  • Pope Siricius was the one who created the word ‘Pope’.
  • Church father Augustine said sprinkling baptism for babies was salvation. He was also the one who applied all the verses for Israel to the Roman Catholics as spiritual Israel.
  • Celestine I replaced the pagan goddess with the Virgin Mary. That’s why they exalt the Virgin Mary so much because it came from a pagan goddess.
  • Church father Jerome was the one who created the Catholic Latin Vulgate Bible. This also became the enemy camp of Antioch’s manuscripts.

Through this line of manuscripts and history, the devil used these people and accomplished his goal: Christianity disappeared.

 

II. DARK AGES

The dark ages was a time of great darkness and great accomplishment from Satan. Satan won in this time period. Christianity faded and fell away.

Blind dependency on the church due to illiteracy of the scriptures in Latin (Latin Vulgate Bible). Because the scriptures were in Latin at that time period, Christians couldn’t find the truth and that’s why they were slaves to whatever the church father and pope said. People cannot independently for themselves find the truth, instead there was a deep dependency to men.

Corruption of popes

The popes were very corrupted. They slept with whores, bough the papal office with bribes, committed adultery on the supposed tombs of Peter and Paul, had dozens of illegitimate children running around the Vatican, lavished themselves with billions of dollars worth of gold.

They did all these sings in the name of Jesus.

Inquisition

The inquisition was a horrendous, torturous period. In the Iniquisition, they will pull you up to court without you even knowing why you were brought in. They force you through torture to confess crimes you didn’t even commit.

You can read Fox’s Book of Martyrs for the list of tortures that were performed.

A small example of the torture performed:

You can literally burn on the stake for hours. The priest would tie gunpowder bags around the victim’s neck and let the fire catch up on the gunpowder so that their head gets blown off and that was the easiest and most merciful way to die because they didn’t want the victim to burn for hours.

At the first time of torturing, six executioners entered, stripped him naked to his drawers, and laid him upon his back on a kind of stand, elevated a few feet from the floor. The operation commenced by putting an iron collar round his neck, and a ring to each foot, which fastened him to the stand. His limbs being thus stretched out, they wound two ropes round each thigh; which ropes being passed under the scaffold, through holes made for that purpose, were all drawn tight at the same instant of time, by four of the men, on a given signal. It is easy to conceive that the pains which immediately succeeded were intolerable; the ropes, which were of a small size, cut through the prisoner’s flesh to the bone, making the blood to gush out at eight different places thus bound at a time. As the prisoner persisted in not making any confession of what the inquisitors required, the ropes were drawn in this manner four times successively.
The manner of inflicting the second torture was as follows: they forced his arms backwards so that the palms of his hands were turned outward behind him; when, by means of a rope that fastened them together at the wrists, and which was turned by an engine, they drew them by degrees nearer each other, in such a manner that the back of each hand touched, and stood exactly parallel to each other. In consequence of this violent contortion, both his shoulders became dislocated, and a considerable quantity of blood issued from his mouth. This torture was repeated thrice; after which he was again taken to the dungeon, and the surgeon set the dislocated bones.
Two months after the second torture, the prisoner being a little recovered, was again ordered to the torture room, and there, for the last time, made to undergo another kind of punishment, which was inflicted twice without any intermission. The executioners fastened a thick iron chain round his body, which crossing at the breast, terminated at the wrists. They then placed him with his back against a thick board, at each extremity whereof was a pulley, through which there ran a rope that caught the end of the chain at his wrists. The executioner then, stretching the end of his rope by means of a roller, placed at a distance behind him, pressed or bruised his stomach in proportion as the ends of the chains were drawn tighter. They tortured him in this manner to such a degree, that his wrists, as well as his shoulders, were quite dislocated. They were, however, soon set by the surgeons; but the barbarians, not yet satisfied with this species of cruelty, made him immediately undergo the like torture a second time, which he sustained (though, if possible, attended with keener pains,) with equal constancy and resolution. After this, he was again remanded to the dungeon, attended by the surgeon to dress his bruises and adjust the part dislocated, and here he continued until their auto da fe, or jail delivery, when he was discharged, crippled and diseased for life.

The total number of killed victims through Inquisition ranges in between 50 to 100 million people.

 

III. REFORMATION

God started to revive Christianity and thus the Reformation came in. The Lord decided to make a comeback and these people started to come into the scene as bible believing Christians.

Vaudois (Waldensians)

The Lord raised up a new brand of people at that time, the Vaudois.

While Catholics have their own bible (Latin Vulgate), these people have their own bible as well. That’s where the KJV traditional text came from, we call it the ‘Old Latin’. This is one of the greatest evidences supporting the ancient manuscripts of our King James Bible, it goes back from somewhere between 150 – 180 AD.

The Lord used the Vaudois around southern and central Europe.

During that time period, they would assign people in houses to memorize passages. Not only would they be tearing off pages of the manuscripts and hide them in their coats, but they would memorize it and hide it in their hearts. That’s how they preserved the words, that’s how the Lord mightily used these people.

In fact, when one was about to be burned at the stake, he told those Catholics, “Hey you better buy more wood to burn, there are more Waldensians to burn because we are going to multiply.

Why? Because he quoted, “The Word endureth forever.” He referred to the word of God in their minds and ears. He’s saying that “We’re going to live, we’re going to be preserved and we’re going to continue.”

Savonarola

God raised Savonarola at the headquarters of Italy where the Roman Catholic church was.

When Savonarola was ministering in Italy, he was a preacher who was forbidden to continue under the ban of the pope but he didn’t care, he kept preaching and ministering. He even held bonfires at his city to burn pornographics, pagan and worldly objects.

When he was offered a red Catholic cardinal hat, he replied, “I’d take a red hat of blood for Jesus Christ instead.”

And that’s what he got. He was burnt at the stake but before that, the priest said to him, “I separate you from the church militant and from the church triumphant!“. Savonarola replied him, “Only from the church militant, the other is not within your jurisdiction.

John Wycliffe

Wycliffe was known as “the morning star of the Reformation.”

He was a brilliant man, a scholar of Oxford and he ministered in England.

He copied the entire English Bible by hand.

His followers were poor, ragged, street preachers called Lollard.

When Wycliffe fell ill and was near death, the Catholic friars hurried to his bedside, hoping that he would repent. But instead he preached at them, “I shall not die, but live and again declare the evil deeds of the friars.“. God spared his life and he kept kicking them ever since.

John Huss

The Lord used him around Czechoslovakia on Bohemia. John Huss was influenced by John Wycliffe’s writings and he was known as the scholar of Prague.

He preached to the people in the common tongue of that day which was forbidden because the Catholic Church said it had to be done in Latin, since that’s where the ‘bible’ came from, the Latin Vulgate.

Because of that, they condemned him to be burnt at the stake. But when he was tied to the burning stake, he instead rejoiced, quote “My Lord Jesus Christ was bound with a harder chain than this for my sake. Why then should I be ashamed of this rusty one?“. When the priest opened up his arms and said, “We commit thy soul to the devil.“, John Huss cried out, “But I commit my soul into thy hands O Lord Jesus Christ.“. He died singing hymns while being burnt alive at the stake.

On the same day John Huss was burnt alive, they dug up John Wycliffe’s dead body, brought it to court, condemned it, burnt his dead body and threw his ashes into the river. The Catholics wanted to make an example, they were tired of these guys and wanted to show that it doesn’t matter if you’re dead or alive, they’re still in charge here. But Huss gave a prediction, he cried out to them, “You are now going to burn a goose (referring to Huss himself) but in a century you will have a swan which you can neither roast nor boil.“. God blessed that prediction and we will see who that swan is later on.

Erasmus

Erasmus was one of the most genius manuscript scholars, he was praised by kings all over.

He had to translate the bible but the Catholic church had all the manuscripts so he had to go to the Catholic church. But he was not a very good Catholic because he wrote tracts critiquing some of the popes and the Catholic church.

That’s where the Textus Receptus manuscripts came from: Waldensian’s Old Latin and Byzantine texts.

From Erasmus, that’s where you got:

  • Luther German
  • Diodati Italian
  • Valera Spanish
  • Tyndale English

Martin Luther

At the same time, the Lord raised up the swan, Martin Luther.

Germany was the Lord’s intention at that time.

Martin Luther was a dedicated Catholic monk, he earned his doctorate and became a priest. When he went on a pilgrimage to Rome, out of adoration to Rome, he bowed on his knees and said, “Holy Rome, I salute thee.“. But when he went inside Rome, he was shocked to see so much fornication, drinking, gambling, irreverence in the church and the city.

Out of disgust one time, he said, “If there is a hell, Rome is built upon it.

He read Romans 1:17 — “The just shall live by faith” and that’s how he got saved.

The largest Catholic church (Saint Peter’s Cathedral) was built by Pope Leo. Pope Leo was losing money, bankrupt so he started selling Indulgence. If one buys this piece of ‘Indulgence’, one will get full forgiveness of sins. Not only that, one of your loved ones who is burning in purgatory, his/her soul will go up to heaven immediately.

So many poor souls bought it because they were in the dark ages and didn’t know. Luther got so mad, he posted 95 arguments (also known as ‘The 95 Theses’) in front of the Catholic church door and it spread like wildfire, even the pope heard about him.

In one of the statements, Luther said “If the pope really has pure Christian charity and he has the power of God’s forgiveness, why does he not empty up all of the purgatory right now?“.

The pope got mad and he wanted to make a ban on Martin Luther and excommunicate him. Luther has 60 days to retract his writing. By the time Luther got the mail, he asked, “When do I retract my writing?“, they replied, “Tomorrow“. Luther held a large bonfire in Wittenberg Germany and he took that papal bull that gave him his excommunication and he said in front of all Wittenberg, “Rome, because you destroyed the works of God, let God destroy you in these flames” and he tore the papal bull in half and threw it in the fire. All Christians in Wittenberg started throwing in all Catholic objects, Catholic books and papal bulls into the fire.

At that time, the most powerful religious leader was the pope and the most powerful secular leader was King Charles. Now King Charles finally heard about Luther and when he was brought in front of King Charles, he said, “I cannot go against conscience because it is bound to the text of the Bible. To go against conscience is neither right nor safe, so I cannot and I will not recant. Here I stand, so help me God. Amen.

Even King Charles kicked him out and Luther was excommunicated everywhere, he wasn’t going to survive but the Lord preserved him. He has one of the duke hiding Luther and that’s when Luther produced the Luther’s German Bible for people to read today. Catholic empire started crumbling because one by one, more dukes, princes and rulers started to listen to Luther.

King Charles’ empire was crumbling because now there’s Protestant power and Catholic power, and the Muslims were also invading the Catholic countries. King Charles had a final meeting with the Protestant duke and rulers, he said, “Unite with us. Don’t let the empire crumble down under the banner of Holy Mother Church. Renounce these heresies.” Now those dukes have heard rumours that they could be tortured by the Spanish Inquisition (which was the worst branch of the Inquisition) but those rich, elite dukes and rulers started to bow on their knees and said, “If you want to kill me, you can go ahead and chop off my head right here right now.“. One by one the duke and rulers started to do that. The king could not do anything because he needs those people to keep the empire going.

They said, “By the blood of Jesus Christ we are now made free man. Free now and free forever. Amen!” And that’s how we are free today from that devilish church. Thank God!

John Knox

John Knox was used by God to shake up Scotland. He was considered to be the founder of Presbyterian Church.

His prayers were so powerful that it shook up the whole nation of Scotland.

The worst kind of slavery and imprisonment at that time was the galley (a type of ship that is propelled mainly by rowing). They imprisoned John Knox in the galley for 19 months but he still prayed.

In fact he put the fear of God all over Scotland that the Catholic Queen of Scotland, Mary Queen of Scots, she cried out, “I fear John Knox’s prayer more than all the assembled armies of Europe.

William Tyndale

William Tyndale was another key player for the King James Bible today.

At one time he was eating with a few Catholic scholars and they were talking about the pope. William Tyndale said to them, “I defy the pope and all his laws. If God spare my life, ere many years I will cause a boy that driveth a plough to know more of the scriptures than the pope.” Ever since then, his life was marked.

Tyndale lived in a time period when one of the worst king of England reigned: King Henry VIII. King Henry VIII was so arrogant and wicked that he broke off from the Catholic church and because of that, God turned his attention to England, and used a wicked king to grow bible believing Christians and preserve it.

Tyndale was chased all over by King Henry VIII and the Catholic church but Tyndale kept translating the Bible to English. When the Catholics finally caught him and tied him to the stake, he didn’t finish the English Bible yet, but he gave one last cry to God, “Lord, open the king of England’s eyes!“. It was very unlikely to happen but King Henry VIII took Tyndale’s Bible and had some of his scholars look through it and they can’t find genuine flaws with it. King Henry VIII said, “If there be no heresies in this book, let this book be spread abroad through all the people.

Finally people had access to the Bible which they couldn’t for centuries until a wicked king, King Henry VIII, gave them their freedom.

Anabaptist

This is an important group of people that you need to know. These people were one of the root causes of our Baptist heritage.

In fact, they were considered to be really radicals and extremists compared to the official Christians, even Wycliffe/Huston/Erasmus/Luther/Knox thought that they were extremists. The Anabaptists went so much by the Bible and started to dismiss more and more Catholic teachings that they start to look radical and extremist.

Anabaptists were known for knowing so much Bible who debated successfully. Both Catholics and Protestants couldn’t crush these anabaptists and both groups actually persecuted them.

One Anabaptist debated so successfully in front of the Catholic council, he had this tongue cut out, his flesh torn seven times with iron tongs and he was finally burnt alive. Before all that happened, he told his Catholic persecutors, “Send for the most learning men. If they show us with Holy Scriptures that we are in error and wrong, we will gladly retract and repent and we’ll gladly suffer condemnation and the punishment for our offense. But if we cannot be proved in error, I hope to God that you will repent and let yourselves be taught.

 

IV. ENGLAND

Catholics realized that they needed to get England back, otherwise Protestant Christianity is going to spread even more.

Showdown of Kings

After King Henry VIII died, Edward VI took over. He favored the Protestants and authorized 35 editions of the New Testament. He died at 15 years of age.

A Catholic ruler then took over, it was Bloody Mary. She burnt thousands of Protestants and married Phillip II of Spain. Phillip II of Spain was the most powerful ruler at that time period, his Spanish ships started to go through the new world and conquered countries there. But God protected England because Phillip and Bloody Mary couldn’t reproduce children, the Lord protected the throne.

When Queen Elizabeth took over, she prospered England’s Protestant empire. Because of that, the Catholic Jesuits tried to kill her several times. They went to Mary Queen of Scots and decided to use her to dethrone Elizabeth. But God preserved Elizabeth, she conquered and executed Mary Queen of Scots.

Spanish Armada

When this did not work out, Jesuits resorted to another tactic.

Phillip launched his Spanish Armada in attempt to take over England. England was guaranteed to lose because their ships were inferior compared to the Spanish Armada.

But God protected England, a big wind came and blew the Spanish Armada all the way up to Iceland and they were stuck there. The rest of the ships were conquered by the English ships.

Phillip II of Spain lost his power because of that, the most humiliating defeat of all history. Why? Because God came into the scene and protected England.

KJV (1611) Translation

King James came to the scene. The devil really did not want this to happen no matter what, neither do the Jesuits.

King James hired scholars from Westminister, Cambridge and Oxford to translate the King James Bible based off the manuscripts that the Lord used through Erasmus, the Waldensians and many believers who died protecting the book in your hand.

The Jesuits were furious, they had two who successfully infiltrated the committee and they inserted the Catholic Apocrypha. That’s why the old King James bible has Apocrypha in it but the KJV translators did not consider the Apocrypha as scripture. So when you look at the old King James bible, you will see the Old Testament and New Testament as part of the Bible but in the Apocrypha, every single page was labelled as Apocrypha, it was trying to show that this is not part of the Bible, this is like an index or in between note.

Douay-Rheims

The Catholics published the Douay-Rheims bible approximately 2 years before King James Bible was published. The Catholics and Jesuits were desperate to destroy the King James bible but it didn’t work.

Gunpowder Plot

Jesuits used these people to kill King James and to prevent the translation of the King James Bible.

Robert Catesby was one of the people who led the gunpowder plot, he was a Jesuit high-ranking leader. Together with Guy Fawkes, they started to plot.

The plot was to dig a hole underneath the parliament, put gunpowder underneath and blow up the parliament, thus hindering the translation from going on. They also planned on kidnapping King James’ daughters.

While they were digging underground, they bumped into a wall. They couldn’t go through the wall so they bought the whole building.

After they had all the gunpowder ready and the hole set up, the parliament delayed the meeting for a few times so the gunpowder was getting useless.

When they finally got the gunpowder ready and they’re going to blow up the parliament, the Lord led one of the soldiers to go downstairs early in the morning and he found one of the people ready to light the gunpowder. When they caught the guy, they interrogated him to get the people behind as well as their plot.

So the soldiers went to hunt down those who wanted to assassinate the king. The assassinates took their last stand, they took out their gun and they were going to shoot it out but their gunpowder was wet, so King James’ soldiers were just slaughtering them. In an attempt to dry off the gunpowder, they lit a fire next to the gunpowder and it blew up, injuring themselves instead.

Robert Catesby, bleeding and dying, crawled to the image of the Virgin Mary, gave his last prayer and died at the feet of a pagan goddess.

KJV 1611

All previous attempts to stop the production of KJV did not work, thus finally KJV 1611 was born.

People started to say, “Thus saith the Lord …

With this, the dark ages and the Catholic power lost its reign.

 

V. THE GREAT AWAKENINGS

During the Great Awakening, revivals spread like wildfire because of the birth of the King James Bible. Now we have men who have the perfect words of God, who can preach the perfect words of God, who built their faith on the perfect words of God and started to plan missions.

John Bunyan

He was known to street preach without a license and because of that, the English court always arrested him.

But he told the council, “You arrest me today, I will preach tomorrow.

One time, they arrested him for a long period of time and his daughter wept in front of him, begging, “Please, please, take back what you said.” but Bunyan replied, “I will never recant even if the moss grows over my eyebrows.

Johnathan Edwards

Johnathan Edwards was known for his quiet and emotive voice.

He was famous for his sermon, ‘Sinners in the hands of an angry God’. When Edwards started on that sermon, people were slipping off their pews as if they’re dropping into hell, they started crying and weeping, and they held an all-night prayer meeting after that.

John Wesley

John Wesley founded the Methodist.

One time he was halted by a robber and made him toss over his money. When he did that, he told the robber, “The time will come when you will regret your ways and when that time comes, remember this: the blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all sins.

Approximately 29 years later, a well dressed gentleman came to him and said, “Do you remember about the robber that you told the blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all sins?” and Wesley said yes. The robber said, “Well my time came that I did regret my ways and the blood of Jesus Christ cleanses me of all my sins.

George Whitefield

George Whitefield has a voice so loud that it can be heard over a mile long.

In fact, Benjamin Franklin couldn’t stand it that when he went away from Whitefield, into the town, he could still hear Whitefield’s preaching booming in his ears as his hands closed his ears. But Benjamin Franklin was very curious and attended one of Whitefield’s sermon in person. The Holy Spirit pricked his heart and when the offering plate was passed around, that rich man who didn’t intend to give one dime to Whitefield, got under conviction and had to ask the guy next to him for money so that he can put some on the offering plate too.

Billy Bray

Billy Bray, during the 1600-1700, he was one of those old time Methodists who would shout and run around the aisle.

If he saw someone in church whom he felt was not right with God, he would pick up that person and run around the room with that person shouting, “Glory! Hallelujah! Praise the Lord!

As he was dying, he said, “Glory be to God! I shall soon be with Jesus. Shall I tell Him, doctor, that you will be coming too?“. That doctor who wasn’t a Christian, got under conviction.

As he was dying, he also said this, “Glory be to God. As my soul goes down to hell, I’d still shout ‘Glory glory to God’ all the way that Satan, he’d hate it and say, ‘Billy, this is no place for thee. Get thee back up.’ And up to heaven I will go, shouting, ‘Glory glory to God’ all the way.

Guess what his last words were before he died? “Glory!

David Brainerd

David Brainerd studied in Yale but he gave that up to serve God in his early 20s, to minister to native pagan Indians in the mission field of America.

His prayer life was known to be so powerful that he would melt the snow around him where he prayed.

One time he had a burden with these Native Americans who held up idolatrous feast, that he prayed for them all night. When he came out, those Native Americans stopped, the Holy Spirit convicted them all of a sudden because they start to see a glow out of David Brainerd after he came out of prayer.

Charles Finney

Charles Finney is known to be a big soul winner, a man who used to be one of the Masons now left it and became a Christian.

One time he went inside a factory where everyone was working. He talked to one worker and another and another, and soon the person in charge of the factory had to close it down for one day so that everyone can listen to Finney preach. Finney led that whole factory to salvation.

Peter Cartwright

One time he went inside a liquor store and he went to one of the merchant, that merchant started to talk trash against Peter Cartwright and he took the merchant by the neck and beat him in the fact while singing the hymn “All hail the power of Jesus ….“. The liquor merchant quickly let him go, and he was able to continue his ministry,

One time he was at a dance hall, one of the ladies took his hands to dance with him. Peter Cartwright then says “Let’s all have a word in prayer……” and he went on his knees to pray. The lady got under conviction and she started to pull away but Peter kept holding onto her hands. Everybody got under conviction and people started to leave the room out of shame and humiliation. He turned that dance hall where people were drinking as well into a church and sent one of his pastors there to start it.

William Carey

He was a very soft-hearted man, known as the father of missions.

He had a burden for souls but Christians were sitting comfortable in their seats and they say “No, God will send them the gospel in His time.” but Carrey said “No way, I’m going to give the gospel.”.

He went to India where they would burn up widows next to their dead husbands. Carey was so burdened that he would preach to those Hindus, witness to them and lead them to Jesus Christ.

One time he was teaching geography class, going about this nation and that nation. When he would point his ruler at one nation, tears would well up his eyes and he’d cry, telling the students, “In that nation, there are people over there who never even heard the name of Jesus.“.

That’s why he became a missionary.

Adoniram Judson

Judson could not win his first soul until after 7 to 9 years. He suffered so much in the land of Burma which was infested with Buddhism.

At first his life looked like a failure, he went into the mission field but no one listened to him. He was persecuted, tortured and imprisoned at Burma. While he was imprisoned and tortured in prison, he would hide the Bible while translating it to the Burmese Bible for the Burmese people.

Even after coming out from prison, his heart was so much on that mission field, he kept ministering to them. In fact, he even led some of the headhunters to salvation and those headhunters became street preachers after that.

One time, Judson was before a Burmese ruler and he had to ask for permission to minister in this location at Burma but the ruler said no. Hudson asked why and the ruler said, “My people who are Buddhists are not fools to listen to your religion, but I fear when they see the scars on your back (as he was tortured), they’re going to listen to you.

He did continue to minister to the Burmese people.

George Mueller

George Mueller is known to be a prayer warrior.

One time in his orphanage, they had no bread and milk but George Mueller depended on God to bring in the bread and the milk. He prayed, “Lord, give us bread and milk to eat” and he had the children gathering around the table. He had the plates, fork and knives but the food was empty. George Mueller said, “I prayed to the Lord and He will provide.“. He got a knock on the door and it was a baker, and he said, “Mr Mueller, I don’t know what happened but it seemed like God was dealing with my heart at 2 in the morning and I just had a burden so I baked all these bread for you and the children.“. Then there was a milkman that came by and said, “One of the wheels came off my wagon and the milk is going to get spoiled but I don’t want that to happen. Can I leave the milk to you and the children?“. And so they had bread and milk to eat.

William Booth

Salvation Army was founded by William Booth. (How the mighty Salvation Army has fallen now)

This man believed in salvaging so much souls, in fact one of his quotes is ‘Souls souls souls’.

This man had a burden for lost souls, sometimes some of the street preachers would wear raincoats or protective coats as they street preached because people would throw mud, rock and dead cats so that they can hinder the preaching of the gospel. But William Booth kept crying out, “Oh God, what can I say? Souls souls soul. My heart hungers for souls.

Robert Moffat

Robert Moffat went into the heart of Africa and he wanted to win some souls.

While he was in some part of Africa, Moffat wanted to witness to an infamous Afrikaner chief who was known for killing people. They pulled horror stories about him and the white people told Moffat, “Don’t go and witness to that man, you’re just wasting your time. He will have your head on a basket.” but Moffat went anyway. He went through the desert terrain and found that infamous Afrikaner chief. He opened the Bible and led him to the Lord Jesus Christ.

That Afrikaner cleaned himself up off all the paganism and wickedness and they went back to town together. A lot of the English man couldn’t recognize him and Moffat told them that it was the infamous Afrikaner chief. They all got shocked, one of the officials of that town said about the Afrikaner chief, “This is the eighth wonder of the world.

Hudson Taylor

Hudson Taylor had a burden for Chinese people and ministered to them.

After Taylor died and communism took over China, because they knew about Taylor’s work and ministry so they had to disgrace him. When the communist took over, they took one of the authors and had him to read all of Taylor’s work, demonize it and make him look evil.

When that communist author took Taylor’s work and read his writings, the Holy Spirit burned his heart that the communist author stopped writing criticism against Taylor, got on his knees and received Christ for salvation.

Dwight L. Moody

Moody is also a man who had burden for souls.

He would go around telling people, “Are you a Christian?“. One time he went to a person and asked him, “Are you a Christian sir?” but that man got so offended that he went to one of Moody’s deacons and said, “If I weren’t gentleman enough, I would have the right to punch him in the face for asking me that question.“.

Moody was told by some of the Christians, “You have a lot of zeal, but not a lot of wisdom. Calm down.“. Moody was sad yet he was burdened so he went inside his room and started to pray for that man whom he ‘offended’. He got a knock on the door and it was that same man, he said, “When you’re asking that question it started to bother me, I couldn’t get it off my mind. I want to be a saved Christian.“. Moody then led that man to the Lord Jesus Christ.

Moody was known to be a man who would get thousands on the altar, thousands of convictions, thousands of calls going on.

James Chalmers

James Chalmers was a missionary to the Cannibal Islands.

He went inside one cannibal house where there was human skins and skulls decorated in the house, yet he would just sit down and witness to them right there and then.

Once he was there preaching to those cannibals while they had one of their big feasts going on and he had two of his converts street preaching with hum. They were preaching during the night time for many hours and Chalmers said, “I need to rest.” so he slept and woke up in the morning seeing his two converts still street preaching. Chalmers asked, “Have you been at it all night?“. One can only imagine how sore his throat must be but he replied, “Pastor, I went through the Garden of Eden, Noah’s Ark, Mosaic Law, all the Old Testament, I’m about to start on the story of Jesus so I can’t stop now!” so he kept on street preaching.

James Chalmers died in the mission field being eaten by cannibals.

Billy Sunday

Billy Sunday became the famous revivalist who is infamously known for closing down bars in the north.

Billy Sunday was a former baseball player star, he used to drink and ran bases as a baseball player. God used that talent of his in his preaching he would run bases while he’s preaching, he would even break chairs while he’s preaching and sometime he’d rip his outer shirt.

Sam Jones

Sam Jones was a hopelessly lost drunk who was about to lose God.

He got saved and hated alcohol ever since. Sam Jones closed the bars in the south and he was also responsible for the laws against alcohol.

One time a liquor merchant got so mad at Sam Jones, he waved a $10 dollar bill in front of Sam Jones and he said this, “I got it from some poor sap who bought my liquor.“. Sam Jones took that $10 bill away from the liquor merchant and said, “You know what, you’re right. I’ll have it, the devil had it long enough.

Mordecai Ham

Mordecai Ham was listed as one of the ‘Four Horsemen of Revelation” by the Catholic church.

Mordecai Ham wanted to convert the atheist, he always wanted the toughest converts. This is one of his tactics, he’d go into a town and ask for the toughest atheist in town. When the atheist heard that Mordecai Ham was about to visit him, he ran away and Mordecai Ham would chase after him into a barn. He would corner him and say, “I’m going to ask God for two things, I will ask God to kill you or to save you.“. The atheist had the fear of God on him that he got saved, he got his whole family saved and they all got baptized and attended church after that.

Liquor dealers hated Mordecai Ham so they all surrounded him with clubs and knives, they wanted to kill him. So Mordecai Ham said his same old line, “I’m going to pray to God, to kill you or to save you.“. Then a windmill blew up, fell on top of them, killed the guy who was waving the knife at Mordecai Ham and injured half of the mob. The rest of the mob got saved after that.

Billy Graham got saved under Mordecai Ham’s preaching.

J. Frank Norris

J Frank Norris was also labelled as one of the ‘Four Horsemen of Revelation’.

He was known to be a rough preacher and he sure did preached hard against liquor.

One of the lawyers was trying to sue Norris and imprison him. Guess what God did to him? The lawyer was drinking liquor and got into a vehicle accident, his brains were dashed all over the pavement. Norris took the broken liquor that the lawyer was drinking, scooped up the lawyer’s brains and took it to his church service and preached Rom 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death.”

 

VI. COUNTER REFORMATION

After all this, Satan’s had enough. The devil came and he raised something up to conquer against the Great Awakenings; one of the greatest successes of Satan: the counter-reformation.

The devil was going to form a demonic army and these guys weren’t preachers, they were intellectuals and scholars.

Ignatius Loyola founded the Jesuit order to counter attack the Great Awakenings. One of the Jesuit cried out about the King James Bible, “Then the Bible, that serpent which with the head erect and eyes flashing threatens us with its venom while it trailed along the ground, shall be changed into a rod as soon as we are able to seize it… For three centuries past this cruel asp has left us with no repose. You well know with what folds it entwines us and with what fangs it gnaws us.

Ignatius Loyola went through four inquisition to prove his Catholic devotion. Demonically enslaved, in fact his spiritual exercise book taught brainwashing and control of his followers including the very air that they breath.

Elites (Political power)

How the devil started to attack is through secular power.

The Jesuits were being kicked out of Catholic nations and even by the pope and Vatican. The Jesuits knew that they lost power and they had to regain it.

It is said that the Jesuit regained their power by using high ranking Masons at that time and they found Rothschild as well. Through Rothschild and the Masons, the Masonic oath was founded in a Jesuit university. Rothschild and Adam Weishaupt who founded the Illuminati which eventually produced all kinds of elites.

Although God’s hand was upon the founding of America and started the revivals, Satan was on its coat tail trying to produce some greater evil behind the scenes.

The Jesuits regained their power through one powerful figure, Napoleon Bonaparte. Napoleon started conquering Catholic nations while Jesuits were doing assassinations through the Catholic royalty. Through that Napoleon got the pope in prison and forced him to restore the Jesuit order. That’s how the Jesuit order reclaimed its power and that’s where all the high elites from Rothschild, Masons and the high ranking Jews came from. It started from something demonic, something sinister, it came from the Jesuits.

While people were rejoicing, souls were getting saved, Satan was going underground, slowly building his power through high elites.

Thus political power fell.

KJV

They were quiet from the 1500s to 1900s to successfully destroy the King James bible believing churches today.

It is estimated that they infiltrated more than 100 schools and universities. They raised up questions against the Bible’s authenticity through higher and lower criticism in France. In France, they respected the intellectual scholarship so much, that’s what the Jesuit used.

To get rid of the revival, they need to get rid of the book first by questioning its authenticity through higher and lower criticism.

In France, they had the French Enlightenment, then it spread to Germany, the heart of Luther’s Reformation, that’s where German Rationalism came from. Then it went to England, the heart of the King James Bible, and that’s where you have English deism and finally to America, the heart of the Great Awakening revival.

Notice how Satan lured behind the scenes, that God started the Reformation in Germany, then He moved to England and America, Satan realizes, ‘Let’s go behind and knock them out one by one.”

Philosophers (School)

The philosophers took the higher and lower criticism attack of the KJV by the Jesuits and they, who are intellectuals, shared some of their beliefs and used that to not just attack the Bible but to attack Christianity itself.

You see a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump and that’s how Satan succeeds in making the whole world apostate.

Satan revived its system once more (Satan’s headquarters: Alexandria and Rome) and they came up with their own human philosophies that critiqued the Bible. David Hume, John Locke, Thomas Hobbes, Rene Descartes, Francis Bacon, Friedrich Nietzsche. Because the Jesuits were spreading criticism against the Bible with higher and lower criticism, they took some of that argument and changed it into humanism and Christian modernism.

Thus school fell.

Charles Darwin (Science)

Charles Darwin was a student who majored in theology, the devil kept his eyes on some people who grew up and were raised in Christianity, he was going to use them for his glory.

Charles Darwin started to question our creation with his book ‘Origin of Species’. The atheists and secular humanists took advantage of that and now they have a scientific argument against God and used that to critique the Great Awakening revival, preaching and promoting their evolution ideas more and more.

Thus science fell.

Westcott & Hort (Bible)

Westcott and Hort knocked off the King James Bible by making a revised version based on Alexandria’s manuscripts and started to build up modern bibles from that.

They opened the doors for others to make their own revisions of the KJV. Since then more than 200 different English bibles have came out. How much more do you need to correct the Book?

Thus the Bible fell.

Karl Marx (Government)

Karl Marx was raised under a Christian branch, he was a Lutheran. But he started to promote ideas where communism came from.

He created socialism on how the government was not getting control of making sure that everyone had equal wealth.

Since he was a journalist, he had the power of the media to spread his propaganda. Many sinners convicted by the Great Awakening preached and they wanted the government to take care of them instead of working for themselves. So his beliefs attracted them which endangered many to fall prey and being dependent on the government, just like what happened in the Dark Ages.

Satan was trying to revive what he did back then.

Thus government fell.

Hollywood (The world)

A lot of famous stars, musicians, actors were raised from Christian churches but because they wanted to be a star and famous, they fell into sin, promoted sin, glamorized sin and start to get younger generation to endorse sin.

Hollywood glamorized sin, worldly music, worldly dressing, the world and fornication.

It’s really sad when you hear some of Elvis Presley’s music, he was struggling with sin, he even confessed in one of his songs.

At the birth of Hollywood, a lot of it was from the elites, Mason’s and some of them were Jews who were connected with the Jesuit elites. Propaganda, garbage and wickedness was spreading even more and more.

Because of Hollywood, Christianity was starting to die out in morals and worldliness was bring promoted.

Thus the world fell.

Sigmund Freud (Conscience)

Sigmund Freud gave psychological explanations for human guilt.

He criticized the kind of preaching used in the Great Awakenings, claiming that it’s not helping them out. His philosophy was to not produce human guilt.

He started to give psychological babble where people start to sear their conscience with a hot iron.

When the Great Awakening preachers started to convict people of sin, they got an explanation away through Freud.

Conscience fell.

Cults (Churches)

Protestant Christianity was a dominant mainstream but these cults started to come in during that time period:

  • Mormon by Brigham Young in Utah
  • Jehovah Witnesses by Charles Russell in New York
  • Christian Science by Mary Baker Eddy in Boston
  • Seventh Day Adventism by Ellen G White
  • Church of Christ by Alexander Campbell in the south
  • Charismatics with their healings and speaking of tongues in California
  • Hyper dispensationalists by Cornelius Stam in New Jersey

With this whole mess of everyone professing to be a ‘Christian’, finally people got sick and tired of seeing ‘Christians’ fighting amongst themselves and the Vatican finally succeeds in getting all the churches to set aside their differences and unite together under the banner of Christianity. The pope would host these events in Vatican with the ‘Christian’ religion and the world religion, doing what Satan always wanted to do: to get Rome back in power once more in Rev 17.

Mother church is making a comeback ever since the time of Jesus Christ.

Now churches fell.

 

Let me ask you a question now: If political power, government, school, science, churches and the whole world is falling away, and not only that, if there’s nothing else to turn to but your own conscience, but even that has fallen away, what will save you and give you Bible Believing truth? Absolutely nothing. Satan covered all bases so that no one can find Bible Believing truth anywhere.

Satan succeeded his counter-reformation which eventually led to modernism and it all spread out. The great Awakening fell away as we hit the 20 and 21st century but the Lord raised up a few good man during these last days to fight against the counter reformation and modernism today.

 

VII. REVIVALISTS (LAST DAYS)

Dean Burgon (Defending KJV) – Bible

Dean Burgon is an Oxford scholar and Dean of Chichester.

He was contemporary with Westcott and Hort.

Dean Burgon took the text of Westcott and Hort and tore it apart.

Edward F Hills (Defending KJV) – Bible

Edward F Hills studied in Harvard.

He also successfully defended the manuscripts of the King James Bible.

Defending the Bible was significant to attack the counter reformation. After King James Bible came out, that’s when the Great Awakening started. Similarly, it started to fall apart when the authenticity of the Bible was questioned.

C.I. Scofield (Dispensationalism) – Doctrine

C I Scofield was a drunken lawyer, one person asked him, “Are you born again? Are you a saved Christian?” and he replied, “I drink. I don’t think God allows drunkards into heaven.” but that man replied, “I didn’t ask you that. I asked you, Are you saved, are you a Christian.” and that’s how Scofield received Christ for his salvation.

Scofield was contemporary during the days of D L Moody, he took over one of Moody’s churches and he pastored it successfully.

It’s amazing how the Lord defended his reference bible. There were 2 instances where he almost lost his Scofield reference bible:

  1. One time he had a trip through the Atlantic. He was very careful and paranoid about his reference bible because of the devil’s attack, so he wanted someone to check on the containers to make sure that it’s there, but it wasn’t. During those days when you cross the ocean, you don’t want to lose containers, so he had to trace the steps and the Lord protected it.
  2. The second time, he had his printing work, all of his reference bible notes and everything set up but there was a fire. He panicked and he thought that his reference bible was lost but the fire burned right next to his reference bible, so the Lord protected it the second time.

Clarence Larkin (Dispensationalism) – Doctrine

Clarence Larkin was in engineering and he’s a Baptist minister. These great combination made him a champion in drawing many charts on dispensationalism.

He drew scores of charts and if you look at his charts today, it’s still a bible study that you can learn out of.

The Lord used Clarence Larkin mightily to produce dispensationalism charts.

There were many cults during this time, churches were falling apart left and right. The Lord raised up these 2 men to defend right doctrine.

R. A. Torrey (Fundamentals) – Churches

This is where Fundamentalist came from.

R. A. Torrey was another contemporary of DL Moody.

During that time modernism was seeping through schools, churches and pastors. RA Torrey got a bunch of preachers together and wrote volumes of books combined and called it fundamentals and that’s how Fundamentalist came into the scene.

In other words, they defended the major fundamentals of Christianity. They preached against worldliness and sin (which was affecting everything) and these were the guys who woke up their spiritual conscience.

It attacked Catholic ecumenical movement, they were against the churches combining with modernism and so the Lord defended the churches.

Fundamentalists

Because of these fundamentalists, they were able to raise up many pastors and churches that avoided the ecumenical movement.

The Lord raised up men such as John Rice who write ‘The Sword of the Lord’. It’s still the most Baptist fundamentalist newspaper.

The Lord also raised up:

  • Bob Jones Senior who founded Bob Jones University
  • Lee Roberson who founded Tennessee Temple University
  • Arlin and Beka Horton who founded Abeka Academy. They provide the best Christian school outside program thus keeping the children away from the world
  • Jack Hyles reached the top 15 largest churches

 

But the problem is this: the devil did a really successful job on the counter reformation and modernism that resulted in that not all these people were clean in doctrine, they also had problems in their life. Because of that, it was not enough to successfully attack the counter reformation and modernism.

The Lord was laying foundations and there was one man who combined everything together and Bible believers started to sprout really quickly.

Peter S. Ruckman

When dispensationalism died with Scofield, Ruckman was born in that same year.

He was a homeless drunk and he was actually going to commit suicide. Ruckman was approached by a fundamentalist pastor, Hugh Pyle, and Ruckman said to him, “Well, what do you got?” and Hugh Pyle replied, “Well, I got the Lord. What do you have?” but Ruckman didn’t have anything. Hugh Pyle gave Ruckman the gospel and Ruckman, at that time was a hopeless drunk about to commit suicide, he bowed his head and received Christ for salvation.

The Lord changed his life, old things are passed away. Behold, all things are become new.

He changed his image completely, made himself clean, surrendered himself to the ministry.

He became a pastor and received his doctorate from one of the fundamentalist, Bob Jones University.

Beauchamp Vick, one of the kings of fundamentalist at that time who founded Baptist Bible Fellowship (world’s largest Baptist fundamentalist at that time), praised Ruckman for being the greatest Bible teacher in America.

Bob Jones Senior said that Ruckman was one of the most brilliant student ever walked on his campus.

John Rice advertised Ruckman in his ‘The Sword of the Lord’ and said that this man will answer your question in 45 seconds or less.

Ruckman combined everything together and he went all the way. He chewed out Westcott and Hort, every pastor and even fundamentalist pastors who messed up.

The last days are infected with so much modernism, the Lord raised up Ruckman to clean up all the mess and dung that was going on.

He debated with a famous Catholic apologist and lawyer named Karl Keating. He crushed him so badly with documentation that in the middle of the break when Ruckman was quoting documentation of pope and bishops who messed up, priests lined up in front of Karl Keating and starting asking him, “Is this true, what he said? Is that true?

He debated with one of the best bible version during those days, the NIV. He took one of the committee members, Earl Kalland and debated with him. That was not even a debate, Earl Kalland was crushed and humiliated so badly.

He went up against a biologist evolution professor and Ruckman gave documentations and documentations. At the end of it when news media came up to the professor, all he could say about Ruckman was that “He was just misquoting those sources.

Ruckman wrote tons of books, articles and videos that filled more than seven shelves. In fact one of Ruckman’s avid enemy (who dedicated a whole website just to critique him) had to admit, “One thing about Ruckman is that he’s not a lazy man.

Enemies of God would call those who studied under Ruckman as ‘Ruckmanite’, thus you may hear the term very infamously used today. Why? Because enemies of God will try to create it into a cult and make it into a following. Biased sources on the internet is going to point out flaws but if you study your bible believing history, everyone has flaws and God will use imperfect men with flaws mightily for His glory.

If there’s one thing that God uses Ruckman on, it was on intelligence and Bible believing truths.

 

VIII. BIBLE BELIEVERS

Now that the foundation was laid, the Lord raised up good men to defend Christianity and doctrinal truths.

William Grady

He was a professor at the largest fundamentalist university at that time.

One day someone gave him a book from Dr Ruckman called ‘Manuscript Evidence’. When he read that book, it changed his life to defend the King James Bible.

He went to one particular fundamentalist university and mentioned about Ruckman and he defended him for over an hour. The people at that school got so tensed and scared.

Jack Chick

Jack Chick had a burden for lost souls but he was a shy person. So he decided to draw artwork and use that as tract material. His tract project studio was in his little kitchen.

He would sometimes contact Ruckman for doctrinal questions and they became fast friends.

In the Smithsonian Institute, he is known to be the most published living author.

The Vaticans have marked them out. In Catholic conferences, if you pass out Chick tracts to them, they know what they are and they will avoid it. That’s what the Jesuits and priests have taught them to do.

Sam Gipp

Sam Gipp graduated from Dr Peter Ruckman’s school and he wrote the simplest yet thorough defense against the King James Bible.

His talent was to take the intellectual scholar’s material and to dumb it down to the average man’s level.

Simple common man who didn’t even graduate from high school started to critique their own Greek and Hebrew pastors.

David Peacock

David Peacock was a captain of a police force, he surrendered himself to preach for the ministry.

He is known to be one of the best preachers today on using illustrations, he is very illustrative in his preaching.

He is the head of the Bible Doctrine Institute which is the best Bible believing online course today.

One time he was preaching about casting crowns on Jesus’ feet, a bunch of his church members got excited and they started to take off their shoes and throw it to the ground, pretending that they were casting crowns at the feet of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Billy Eubanks

Billy Eubanks also attended Dr Ruckman’s school.

He did the crazy task of taking 10,000 chick tract materials, flew over Vatican at one of their sacred Catholic days and opened up the bins, spilling down 10,000 chick tracts all over the Vatican.

Greg Eastep

Greg Eastep founded another good bible school at Ohio and he started training them in Bible believing dispensationalism and the King James Bible issue.

Jimmy Hood

Jimmy Hood started a rescue mission up in Ohio, taking in dunks, men cursed by drugs and wickedness, cleaned them up and put them in his rescue mission. They later became street preachers as well.

Jack Patterson

Jack Patterson started a home for boys. He would take in teenagers who were abandoned, hurt, ruined by the sin and wickedness of the world, falling into immorality. He would clean them up and raise them into godly Christian living.

David Spurgeon

David Spurgeon was part of a mean gang that rivaled Hell’s Angel, in fact he was one of the top leaders. He is covered in tattoos all over his body.

Finally the feds arrested him. When he was in prison, someone connected with Greg Eastep got ahold of him, told him the plan of salvation and the Lord warmed up his heart and he got saved.

That man who had crimes filling up the shelves was doomed to imprisonment for many years but when the judge saw him all cleaned p and one of the churches who fellowship with Greg Eastep supporting him, he went out free.

Now he is evangelizing throughout churches, preaching the gospel of Lord Jesus Christ.

When you see him today, you will see him fully suit with formal Sunday dressing to cover up all his tattoos.

Vince Massa

Vince Massa attended one of the fundamentalist school and one time he heard that Dr Ruckman was preaching in a conference nearby his school. He would sneak out and go hear Dr Ruckman preach.

Vince Massa was known to be a very great preacher, he can be a very dramatic preacher too.

Sometimes when he’s preaching, he’d point his long bony finger right at you, put his leg on top of the pulpit and go down on you.

Once he broke the pulpit while preaching.

James Lince

James Lince also graduated from Dr Ruckman’s school.

He was one of those rough preachers. Once he jumped off the stage and hurt or broke his leg.

He started a church at North Carolina, the churches there knew him and called him a heretic.

He was there preaching with several of his members but the people hated that so the sheriff and state’s higher preacher tried to persuade him to stop.

The sheriff went up to Lince one time and said, “You’ve got to stop and listen. Who do you think you are?“. Lince said, “I am just a voice of one crying in the wilderness. Prepare ye the way of the Lord.
Then the sheriff went to him again with a sob story, “You know, I got a wife and kids to feed. People are trying to tell me for you to stop, can’t you just back off a bit?“. Lince looked at that sheriff and said, “I can’t do that sir. You have your higher up to be accountable for, I have a bigger higher up that I’m going to be held accountable to.

Then the state higher preacher went to Lince and said, “That kind of street preaching style, it won’t work.” and Lince replied, “It doesn’t work?“. The old man said, “I used to be young, zealous, passionate like you but I’m telling you, times have changed. This kind of stuff, that’s not how you reach people, it won’t get people saved.“. Then Lince saw one of his members leading this African-American to salvation and this big and tall man was crying and saying, “Lord Jesus Christ, I receive you as my Lord and personal Savior. Save my soul from hell.“. When Lince saw that, he pointed his finger at that guy to the old man saying, “You see that? I’ll tell you what grandpa, it really works! You better get out of here before I beat the fire out of you.“. That old man started to back up, saying, “I knew you got the devils! You got devils!” And Lince went, “You’re right I got devils. You better get out of here before I give you some.

Wilson Calvin

He’s an Indian, a native American.

He still ministers to those Indians in Arizona.

One time he was outside preaching the gospel and one of those atheist went up to Calvin and said, “There is no god.” and Calvin replied, “There is no god?” then he bowed on his knees and said, “For God I pray that you will drop him dead right here right now.“. That atheist got scared and backed off, “Hey, you can’t do that!“. Then Calvin got up and said, “Gotcha! You do believe in a god.

Ted Warmack

The Lord raised Ted Warmack to minister to the prisoners.

While the prisoners were being ruined by wickedness and sin, and the devil had them imprisoned and in depression, the Lord raised him up to minister to those kind of broken people, the outcasts.

He wrote the book ‘Bread of Life’, it covers all kinds of major doctrines, even deep ones but it gives you the easiest way to understand.

David Walker

David Walker was a graduate from Dr Ruckman’s school and became one of the leading figures to defend dispensationalism today.

One time he was out street preaching and one of those people pointed his finger at David Walker and said, “Who do you think you are? What are you doing right now, doing this kind of stuff?” and Walker just looked at him and said, “I would have been like you right now if I did not receive Jesus Christ for salvation.

Gail Riplinger

A bunch of men started to critique King James Bible so the Lord had to humiliate these men by using a woman.

Gail Riplinger came up with ‘New Age Bible Versions’ and it became the most popular book to defend King James Bible issues because it just demonized the modern versions.

One of the modern version committee, Frank Logsdon, who was responsible for NASB said, “I’m afraid I’m in trouble with the Lord.

Alan Ryman

Alan Ryman is ministering at Catholic Delaware and he has about 200 or more members in his church.

If you minister up at the northeastern areas, it’s extremely tough to build a church there.

A bunch of these Catholics would give him a hard time while he was street preaching so one time he dressed up like a Catholic priest and he was preaching the gospel. The Catholics were now passing by saying “Thank you father.“. They were giving him a hard time before but you can’t say no to a priest.

A cop went by and asked, “What are you doing? Are you sure you’re a priest?” and Ryman looked at him all serious and said, “What is your name, my child?” and the cop screeched away.

There was this one guy who gave the street preachers hard time and he threw something at Ryman and the street preachers, the cops and some of the Catholics started to pounce on him and Ryman said, “That’s right. Arrest him! He must be a Baptist.

Gerald Sutek

Gerald Sutek had a street preaching ministry called ‘SWAT team for Christ’ and the Lord mightily used him to minister throughout all the areas around America.

Rick Sowell

The Lord raised up a pastor named Rick Sowell. He numbered somewhere between 500 to 1000 members in his church.

Rick De Michael

He would number somewhere between 1000 and 1500 in his church.

Song Lee

He numbered between 400 to 500 members in his church and he has 200 people street preaching divided into different groups, one targeting youths, another targeting men.

He translated the King James Bible into Korean.

Kyeong Kim

This man was a Buddhist drunk. He hated pastors and wanted nothing to do with them.

For some reason the Lord touched his heart and he heard Rom 10:9 and seek Christ for his salvation. He took his liquor bottles and dumped it all down the drain and when Gene Kim was born, he never saw a drop of liquor in the fridge his entire life.