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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

LIVE INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR JOHNNY NIXON

Would You Like To Know What They REALLY Believe?
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There's Been A Lot Of Misinformation

Would You Like To Know What They ACTUALLY Believe?

Dear Friend,

I have received countless requests for more information regarding Born That Way Ministries led by Dr. Johnny Nixon. Some are a bit confused as to his message and would like to know more of what he believes and teaches. Others have heard gross misinterpretations of what Born That Way Ministries actually teaches.

For that reason I am pleased to invite you for a live webinar this Thursday evening, February 16, at 8PM EST.

Please follow the link and you will be able register for our webinar. If you are not able to be with us live go ahead and sign up anyway! A link will be sent to your email address so that you can view it at a later time.

I look forward to having you be a part of this webinar.

God Bless,
Dr Bob Gray Sr.
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Friday, February 10, 2017

WHAT GOD CALLS AN ABOMINATION

Things the Bible calls an abomination


  1. Unclean things (Leviticus 7:21)
  2. Customs of pagans (Leviticus 18:30)
  3. Idols (2 Chronicles 15:8; 1 Peter 4:3)
  4. Sins of men (Psalm 14:1; 53:1)
  5. Cheating (Micah 6:10)
  6. Lost souls (Revelation 21:8)
  7. A froward man (perverse; one who turns aside (Proverbs 3:32; 11:20)
  8. A proud look (Proverbs 6:16-17)
  9. A lying tongue (Proverbs 6:17; 12:22)
  10. Hands that shed innocent blood (Proverbs 6:17)
  11. A wicked scheming heart (Proverbs 6:18)
  12. Feet that are quick to sin (Proverbs 6:18)
  13. A false witness that speaks lies (Proverbs 6:19)
  14. A sower of discord (Proverbs 6:19)
  15. Wickedness (Proverbs 8:7)
  16. A false balance or scale (Proverbs 11:1)
  17. Sacrifices of the wicked (Proverbs 15:8; 21:27)
  18. The way of the wicked (Proverbs 15:9)
  19. The thoughts of the wicked (Proverbs 15:26)
  20. The proud of heart (Proverbs 16:5)
  21. Justifying the wicked (Proverbs 17:15)
  22. Condemning the just (Proverbs 17:15)
  23. Divers, dishonest weights (Proverbs 20:10, 23)
  24. Divers, dishonest measures (Proverbs 20:10)
  25. Refusing to hear the law (Proverbs 28:9)
  26. Prayers of the rebel (Proverbs 28:9)
  27. Eating flesh of peace offerings on the 3rd day (Leviticus 7:18)
  28. Some same sex acts (Leviticus 18:22; 20:13; Deuteronomy 23:18)
  29. Taking ornaments from idols when being destroyed (Deuteronomy 7:25-26)
  30. Any Idolatrous practices (Deuteronomy 12:31; 13:14; 17:4; 18:9; 20:18; 29:17)
  31. Offering an imperfect animal to God as a sacrifice (Deuteronomy 17:1)
  32. Any traffic with demons (Deuteronomy 18:7-12)
  33. Wearing clothes of the opposite sex (Deuteronomy 22:5)
  34. Bringing the hire of a harlot or sodomite into God's house (Deuteronomy 23:18)
  35. Re-marriage of former companions (Deuteronomy 24:1-4)
  36. Cheating others (Deuteronomy 25:13-16)
  37. Making images/idols (Deuteronomy 27:15)
  38. Idols of Ammon (1 Kings 11:5)
  39. Idols of Moab (1 Kings 11:7; 2 Kings 11:13)
  40. Idols of Zidon (2 Kings 23:13)
  41. Incense offered by hypocrites (Isaiah 1:13)
  42. Eating unclean things (Isaiah 66:17)
  43. Offering human sacrifices (Jeremiah 32:35)
  44. Robbery (Ezekiel 18: 6-13)
  45. Murder (Ezekiel 18: 6-13)
  46. Adultery (Ezekiel 18: 6-13)
  47. Oppression of others, particularly the poor or vulnerable (Ezekiel 18: 6-13)
  48. Violence (Ezekiel 18: 6-13)
  49. Breaking vows (Ezekiel 18: 6-13)
  50. Lending with interest to a brother (Ezekiel 18: 6-13)
  51. Lying with a menstruous woman (Ezekiel 18: 6-13)
  52. Hardness of heart (Ezekiel 18: 6-13)
  53. Injustice (Ezekiel 18: 6-13)
  54. Worship of anti-Christ (Daniel 11:31; 12:11; Matthew 24:15; 2 Th. 2:4; Revelation 13)
  55. Incest (Leviticus 19: 6-30)
  56. Things highly esteemed by man (Luke 16:15)

SAVED THAT WAY AFTER ALL

EPHESIANS 2:10 AT WORK

For those of you who love lost sinners let me tell you an amazing story. There are enough “coincidences” as to almost make you believe there is a God in Heaven and He loves Bob Gray.

Yesterday I was scheduled to fly to Corpus Christi, Texas to preach, Thursday and Friday night for a dear friend. A few nights ago my wife and I were watching a segment on a news show about a young lady from South Texas who had been shot and almost killed while her friend was killed. It was a gripping story and we watched with great interest. During the course of the segment it was revealed that she, not known by others, was living as a lesbian relationship with her friend that died from the gun shot.

My wife has been very ill recently and I seriously considered cancelling the meeting to stay home with her. Miraculously when we got up she was feeling much better. I felt the Lord wanted me to go to the engagement, so I went to the airport and caught my flight to Corpus Christi.

I decided that while I was on the plane I would re-read Johnny Nixon's book, Born That Way After All. As I read I was amazed at the story and the truths he was teaching. My heart was moved for those who have been deceived by Satan.

When I got off the airplane I saw a young lady who looked familiar. She was with an older lady. As I got closer I realized it was the girl from the news segment. I approached them and began a conversation. In the midst of the conversation I discovered they had an interest. Eventually I asked them if they had ever thought about being born again. The mother and daughter agreed to listen to the Gospel and they listened carefully. In just a few moments both mother and daughter bowed their heads and received Jesus Christ as Savior. The mother and daughter hugged me and thanked me. I wrote down their personal information and said goodbye.

When I walked away from them, I did not do what so many say they would do and grill the young lady as to whether or not she would forsake her lesbian lifestyle. Just as Jesus did not grill the lady brought to him caught in the capital crime of committing adultery, I challenged her to go and live her life for Christ and forsake her sin.

When I got in the car with my host for the meeting, where I was to preach, I was surprised to learn that I was mistaken. Somehow in my mind I thought I was to preach Thursday night as well as Friday. I had “accidentally” come a day early. But, it was no accident at all. God purposed for me to watch that news segment, to read that book, to be on that flight, to watch that show, and to meet that mom and daughter.

I hesitate to tell the story because there are those so evil that they would abuse this girl in an attempt to prove to their satisfaction whether or not she is “truly” saved. God help anyone who behaves in that manner, but it would not surprise me if some would. However, I am asking hundreds of my friends to join me in praying for these two new believers. I have already given their information to one who will follow up and try to disciple them. I have no doubt their lives can be transformed because of the Gospel. Would you join me in praying for them? What a testimony of God's grace they both can be.

I needed that yesterday. The enemy is attacking in every way possible. They are threatening every church where I am scheduled to preach. They are threatening to disrupt their services of several of my preacher friends. They are mocking and harassing me and many of my friends. Graciously, the Lord looked down and said, “Bob I am going to give you a very special blessing today.” You see, the greatest blessing he gives me is whenever he uses me to lead a soul to him. Thank God that He loves us, enough not only to save us, but to use us to bring others to him, no matter what they have done.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

THE PENDULUM EFFECT

HOW DO PENDULUMS WORK?

I have been hearing from many friends who are concerned about the extreme rhetoric and actions taken by some who call themselves fundamental independent Baptists. They hear their hateful talk and watch as they try to destroy anyone who doesn't agree with them and it scares them. They don't understand why people are behaving that way. I am not surprised. In fact I expect it. I call it the pendulum effect. Let me try to explain it.

Have you ever seen a pendulum in action? If you take the little ball, pull it to the left and let go, it will swing almost the exact same distance to the right from center as it started on the left. If you pull it an inch from center to the left, it will go an inch from the center to the right. If you pull it back a little further from the center to the left, it will go a little further to the right of the center. In fact wherever you pull it on the left it will go almost exactly the same distance to the right. That is how pendulums work.

What we are seeing is a pendulum effect in Christianity. As the left goes further from center the pendulum swings further to the right from center. There will always be those who take the pendulum as far in the opposite direction as the other side. For example if the left hates those who disagree with their positions, the pendulum will swing and some on the right will hate to the same degree. You will see the militants on the left balanced as the pendulum swings by militants on the right. You will see rhetoric on the left creating equal rhetoric from the right. The lunacy of the left will create the lunacy of the right. It's the pendulum effect my friend, and there is nothing you can do to stop it. There are always going to be those who swing to the right the same extremes as those on the left.

Let me begin by saying that this is not always bad. Dr. Hyles was asked one time about a man who was militant about certain things. They asked him why he did not distance himself from that man or condemn him. Brother Hyles said, “While I may not agree with him, he helps keep the rest of us from moving back to center. He was not endorsing the extremity of this man's positions but rather putting it into perspective.

When I see people who are moving the pendulum too far to the right I am far less angry than I am when I see those who are swinging the pendulum to the left. Sometimes we hate our extreme more than we hate the opposite extreme. We are uncomfortable with it because it hits close to home. It threatens us a little bit. We all tend towards being a little bit too safe at times. Let me give you an example.

I have never marched in front of an abortion clinic and spewed out hateful rhetoric towards those who were performing abortions or against those who are going in to have an abortion. I personally think going soul winning accomplishes far more. However I have far more respect for the person who is standing in front of the abortion clinic protesting than I do those people who are protesting to allow babies to be killed at will. Do you follow me? I am not as far to the right on the pendulum as those protestors, but I respect those who swing the pendulum too far to the right more than those who swing the pendulum to the left.

That said there are some problems with those who are controlled by the pendulum effect. Let me share with you a few.

1. The pendulum effect is reactionary rather than principled. My position is not based upon the world's position. I don't do what I do based upon what the world does. My position is not reactionary. My position as principled. If the world moves to the further to the left my position is the same. I don't react and let them control my behavior. I have been doing the same thing for the last 43 years. I believe the same thing. I practice the same thing. Some think I've compromised because I am not reacting the way they are. You will have to forgive me, but it's because I don't behave by reaction. I do what I do based upon principle as I believe we all should

2. The pendulum effect has little tolerance for others who are not exactly the same as them. I have found that those on the far right are less tolerant of those who do not believe exactly as they do or behave exactly as they do. I have been attacked by people who are not more right than me but who have taken the right further to the right. They are no more right than me, but they have positioned themselves more to the right of me in the way they behave. The person marching in front of an abortion clinic is often critical of the person who is against abortion but who does not join their march. The enemy becomes everybody who is left of them. It becomes an intolerance that negates the good that they are doing.

3. The pendulum effect is emotion driven. The angrier the people are on the left the angrier those on the right will be. I have found that the emotion is a very poor method of decision-making. Whenever we are controlled by emotion we are prone to make bad decisions. Unfortunately the leaders moving the pendulum further to the right often use emotion as their method of motivation. Proper balance of principal and emotion is not wrong but these people tend to use emotion to stir and gain followers. Their rhetoric is filled with anger which stirs anger in their followers. The followers then take their anger out on those who do not agree with them completely.

4. The pendulum effect often attempts to redefine truth and even history. There are those in fundamentalism today who call John R. Rice a heretic because he did not take the position on the King James Bible. What they fail to realize is the pendulum against the King James Bible had not swung far to the left when he was alive. Men like Dr. Hyles saw the pendulum swinging further against the King James Bible and begin to bring it back to the right. However there are those who grabbed hold of the pendulum and took it even further and began attacking great men like John R. Rice without understanding the difference in the times. By the way when is the last time you attended a pre-millennial conference? Back in the 50s and 60s men such as Jack Hyles and Lee Roberson were having pre-millennial conferences because it the pendulum had swing so far away from it. For the record I think young preachers better prepare yourself because it is going to happen again as many are abandoning the pre-millennial position.

The point I'm trying to make is these pendulum people have a tendency to ignore truth and facts and defined truth about what they believe based upon their reaction to those on the far left.

5. This pendulum effect causes people to destroy those who are not like them rather than distancing or even trying to engage in honest discussion. Because I will not join their extreme they have decided to attack my ministry. They are trying to destroy me. They will not be the first nor will they succeed. If God wants Bob Gray out of the ministry He will take me home. These right-wing pendulum preachers use intimidation as a tactic. For example they are calling every pastor where I am scheduled to preach and trying to scare him into canceling the meeting. Their methods are just as hateful and mean as the left wing extremists. They have replaced occupy Wall Street with occupy Bob Gray. (That's kind of funny I hope you laughed.) I didn't move. They did. However they consider me the enemy because I did not move with them. Their tactics are just as evil as the left-wing groups are using. They will attempt to destroy anyone who they feel does not further their agenda.

6. Here is the greatest danger. They appeal to young immature Christians whose zeal has not been tampered yet by truth and maturity. New converts are zealous, often motivated by emotions from being newly born again. These pendulum swingers build a following of new or immature Christians whose faith is built upon zeal, not knowledge. Creating militants of new converts is manipulation and dangerous to the cause of Christ, but more importantly to those new converts.

Be aware because in many ways the pendulum swingers are exactly like us. They believe in soul winning like us. They believe the King James Bible like us. They stand against most of the same things against which we stand. Our positions are similar. The difference is they have reacted to the extremity on the left and refuse to respect those of us who simply are at the same place we always were and will not endorse their hateful rhetoric. So what should we do? Let me give you some simple principles.

1. Mind your own business. Stay out of the fray. Don't get in the middle of the fight. I would go as far as to say don't defend those they attack. They like that. They feed off of it. Ignore them because it drives them crazy when they are not in a fight. Fighting makes them feel superior. They are not rational, so don’t engage them.

2. Spend less time on the Internet. We are all far too familiar with what's going on. We don’t need to know about every fight in fundamentalism. Stay ignorant of these matters. You will be much happier.

3. Keep busy doing what God has called you to do. Win souls. Build your bus route. Teach your Sunday school class. Build your church. Do the ministry God has called you to do and don’t get distracted by these pendulum swingers.

4. Don't worry. Fear not my friend, the pendulum effect has always been around. This isn't new. Relax. Everything will be fine. They will spew their hate but we need to smile and go on doing the Lord’s business.

5. Trust in the Lord. We get too caught up with the battles of men and take our eyes off our Lord who is in control of every battle. Trust him to take care of everything because He well. Stop fighting HIS battle and build the wall.

6. Don't let YOUR emotions get the best of you. Never react emotionally to emotional actions. Let me repeat that. Never react emotionally to emotional actions. It's not the guy who punches first gets the penalty. It's always the one who retaliates. Do not be drawn into an emotional battle with the pendulum swingers.

7. Just be the best Christian you can be. That is all with which any of us should really concern ourselves. Be the Christian you should be, not what anyone else pressures you to be. They will guilt you, shame you and try to intimidate you, but that is not the method God uses to build His people. Don't let them affect your faith or your walk.

I hope this is a voice of reason to those of you who are wondering what in the world is going on. Well now you know and I hope you understand it better.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

A RECENT LETTER FROM DR. RUSSELL ANDERSON


DR. RUSSELL ANDERSON

Dear Dr. Gray

I have been hearing compliments about IBOC, INDEPENDENT BAPTIST ONLINE COLLEGE, our online college. I believe you have the best Bible preachers, servants of God, who have been teaching the KING JAMES BIBLE and proving God’s promises for 30 to 60 years.  If I had a son, a preacher in training, in a college to become one of God’s servants I would send him to IBOC where he would be taught the KJB for four years.

Also, I would want him to be taught by those on the faculty who believe the doctrine of the Holy Spirit. What happened to D.L. Moody on Wall Street, Jack Hyles on his daddies grave, Dr. John R. Rice, and others is still for today.  What Dr. Rice and Dr. Hyles taught me on how to have the power of the Holy Spirit on their preaching I believe if properly taught others can experience. If the teachers or professors have not experienced the power of God on their ministries they cannot properly teach the doctrine of the Holy Spirit.

D.L. Moody explained in detail the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit dwells in all Christians, but there is another gift which may be called the gift of the Holy Spirit for service.  This is entirely different from conversion. The reason God’s children have not power is because they have not yielded to the Holy Spirit for power in service. (Luke 24:39; Acts 1:5,8; 2:40)

When I was challenged by Dr. Jack Hyles and Dr. John R. Rice, and Dr. Torrey to be used of God in building businesses, churches, and colleges, I began begging God for his power. Rising early in the morning and studying His word. I began walking through the woods at night on the golf course near my home begging God for His power on my life.

Approximately five years later, December 2, 1966, I had been studying and begging God for about two hours. At about 6:20 am in my office I told God I was surrendering 100% of me to God.  I offered to quit the business world and even be willing to go to Africa if He wanted.  I told God anywhere He wanted me to go I was willing to go.  I totaling surrendered my life to Him.

I know as sure as I know my name God baptized me and filled me with His Holy Spirit. (Acts1:5, 8; Ephesians 5:18)  The same thing happened to me that qualified the deacons in Acts chapter 6 to be deacons. 

Now, I would like to share what the Holy Spirit did since 1966 through my life.  He has led me to give 40 million dollars to God’s work. I have been used to finance 1,700 churches, 10 Bible colleges, and I have been blessed with over 20 million people being saved as reported to me.

Dr. Gray, you can see the importance of why the doctrine of the Holy Spirit MUST be taught to my son and to our people.  Dr. Gray supposing Dr. Hyles and Dr. Rice had NOT challenged me to get the power of God on this uneducated coal miner’s life how many people would be in Hell.

Dr. Gray in the last 30 days in October I have been privileged to share the Gospel with 30 different people with 29 to those dear people bowing their head to be saved. In fact Monday morning I won a hotel worker to Christ in North Carolina and then at the Atlanta airport I was able to lead another dear soul to Christ.

At 85 years of age I am glad I serve a God in the present tense and not only in the past tense. Dr. Gray a lot of preachers preach about what has happened, but I am preaching what has happened in the present tense.  I am not bragging I am praising God. At 85 I have recently preached 25 times in 6 different states.

I was saved in 1959 and was exposed to the KING JAMES BIBLE and the power of the Holy Spirit in 1960.  In 1966 after receiving the power of the Holy Spirit I lead a millionaire friend to Christ who had divorced his wife and became a drunkard. He died in two weeks.  After he trusted Christ he called his mama and told her not to worry.  He told her he had just got saved. He even called his ex-wife and told her he was saved.

I cannot begin to tell you how being introduced to the preserved inspiration of the KING JAMES BIBLE and the power of the Holy Spirit has impacted not just my life, but the life of millions.  I think it would be wise for everyone reading this would purchase Dr. John Rice’s book on THE POWER OF PENTECOST.

Also, I suggest every one seriously consider putting you and yours under the influence of the faculty of IBOC.  Go to ibaptistcollege.org to begin your experience of serving the LORD. If I had a son I would make sure he studied from those who not just use the KJB, but believe it is preserved inspiration and not just accept the Holy Spirit’s dwelling, but beg God for the power of the Holy Spirit.

Yours in Christ,
Dr. Russell Anderson

Friday, February 3, 2017

"...THE FURTHERANCE OF THE GOSPEL;"


WITHDRAW YOURSELF FROM EVERY BROTHER THAT WALKETH DISORDERLY



Some of you are a little shook up over this attack on me and others, but let me tell you friends God is in it. This is necessary. The far-fetched lunacy of Steve Anderson needs to be exposed and there needs to come a separation. He is not one of us. He lies. He misrepresents the truth. He puts words in the mouth of men like Jack Hyles that Jack Hyles would not have said. It's all good folks. The man is exposing himself and being exposed. 

Look, I would never have launched a fight against Steve. I did not start this fight. However, I believe it's a fight that has to be fought. When Steve decided to attack a soul winning ministry with lies and misrepresentations I knew I had to speak. He even gave my phone number out publicly. His minions have been calling and harassing me. I have returned every single call. 

I have been called a compromiser. I have been damned to hell. I have been physically threatened. I have been told that Jack Hyles would renounce me. I have been told I hate my grandchildren. I have been yelled at and screamed at. However, I have yet to hear one voice of reason who really knew the lies Steven Anderson is perpetuating. If Jack Hyles were alive he would not identify himself with Steven Anderson. That is a fact. 

Stop your worrying and fretting folks. God is in control. I'm a grizzled old veteran and I can handle the foul and nasty assaults they are making on me. I have not changed my position on anything. I believe the same thing I have believed for over 44 years of ministry. What some people need to do is check the facts for yourself and quit believing what you are being told by Anderson. 

Those following Steven Anderson have no idea what they are talking about. They took the title of a book and ran with it without one bit of research. The things they say are total lunacy. Stephen Anderson is a very smart young man. He has manipulated people into following his rhetoric and they are doing so ignorantly and blindly. If you think us old men of God have gone soft you had better read this one more time.

This is not going to hurt the cause of Christ. It is going to help because we need to get back to some sense. Steven Anderson is one who represents nonsense. Don't worry folks. Calm down. Everything is gonna be fine. This ain't my first rodeo. I'm ready. 

I know they are going to keep coming after me with everything they can. They are going to get nastier and nastier just like the liberals have done to President Trump. There is so much similarity in the way these people are acting to the way the Liberals are acting towards President Trump. It's almost laughable. 

I think right about now Dr. Hyles would come out and start singing, "Everything's alright in my Fathers house," and we would all relax and realize that there's nothing to worry about. Well, everything IS alright in our Fathers house. What is happening needs to happen and it is going turn out for good.