Authors of Confusion Pt. 16 – Charles Stanley Pt. 2 – Stanley & Friends


The first article on Charles Stanley was a short expose on his heretical teaching, and his promotion of Roman Catholic mysticism. This second article will further discuss his heretical view of salvation, and his longstanding practice of ecumenism.

Dr. Stanley’s ecumenical work can be traced back to 1979 with the “Moral Majority“, which he helped to start with the ecumenical Jerry Falwell, a Melkite Greek, Roman, Catholic Church, a false prophet (Pat Robertson), and even included a Southern Baptist, who was also a Grand Orator of the Grand Lodge of freemasons in North Carolina.(to be fair, Dr. Stanley might not have been aware that the Southern Baptist was a luciferian)  For more information on the ecumenism of the Moral Majority, click on the link entitled “Catholics and the Moral Majority“.

Dr. Stanley has also been a ministry partner of TBN for more than 15 years, and still is to this day. TBN is a major religious television network, and its programs are aired all over the world. However, TBN isn’t a force for the good, but for the kingdom of darkness, because it is more than just ecumenical, concerning its partners. What makes this religious television network so much worse than the Moral Majority is its promotion of some of the worse false teachers, and their heresies, and false gospels. Even the TBN founder, Paul Crouch, affirms the heresies of the network’s ministry partners, such the “little gods heresy“, “the name it claim it heresy“, the “false prosperity & health gospel“, and many more.

The problem with being apart of this religious television network is that it claims to be a Christian network, when it clearly isn’t, and for a well respected minister, such as Charles Stanley, to partner with such a false ministry, which is leading millions to Hell every year (while taking the donations of the deceived followers/victims), is that he is giving creditability to a false Christianity that exists to deceive people, and lead to them Hell. In this way, Dr. Stanley is partaking in all of the evils of TBN and their partners, because he has been, for many years, making himself a willing participant of this apostasy (2John 1:8-11).

Young naive preachers may get involved with TBN, and even stay a partner with the network for some time, but as time goes by, they will hear of the horrendous sins of TBN, and will have to realize that God is not the power behind TBN, but Satan. At that point, every preacher would have to make a decision, which is to separate, and be holy, or to remain, and loose their eternal reward, and even their souls (2John 1:8-11, Matthew 16:24-27, Matthew 7:21-23, James 4:17).

After more than 15 years, Dr. Stanley has decided to remain a loyal ministry partner of the disgraced TBN.

Dr. Stanley does not stand alone in this sin, because TBN has many, well respected ministry partners, such as the late Adrian Rodgers, Way of the Master Ministries, Charles Swindoll, Franklin Graham, Jack Van Impe, Jay Sekulow, and many more. Therefore, it would be wrong to only make mention of Charles Stanley. To mention TBN is to bring into view every untrustworthy televangelist, who dared to partner with TBN, and to remain, even after years of being informed of the corruption of the network, and after ignoring all of the clear warnings from Scripture about the danger, and prohibition, of bad influences (1Corinthians 15:33-34, 1Timothy 5:21-22, 1Timothy 6:3-12, 2Timothy 3:1-1-7, 2John 1:8-11, Hebrews 12:14). The disobedience of these preachers have led millions into a wrong understanding of what it means to live godly in a corrupt world. By walking hand-in-hand with evil, they have led millions of Christians to believe that they, too, can walk hand-in-hand with evil, and still enter into eternal life.

This matter of abiding in evil, while claiming to be a follower of Christ, then brings into view the antinomian heresy of Dr. Stanley, which teaches people the following lies:

…a Christian who at no point in his entire life bore any eternal fruit. And yet his salvation is never jeopardized. There is never a question about where he will spent eternity

John 15
1    I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.
2    Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
3    Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.
4    Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
5    I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
6    If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

Salvation, or justification, or whatever you wish to call it – stands independently of faith. Consequently, God does not require a constant attitude of faith in order to be saved — only an act of faith.

Matthew 24
13    But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

Hebrews 3
12    Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.
13    But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
14    For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;
15    While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.

Hebrews 6
4    For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,
5    And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,
6    If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.
7    For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God:
8    But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.

“You can’t sin and live like the devil down here and get by with it even as a believer. The Bible says you will lose your reward but you’ll be saved so as by fire. You won’t lose your salvation, but there’s a whole lot to lose, brother, by sinful living.” ~ from the book “Eternal Security”

This statement is a result of confusing one kind of judgment with another. One type of Judgment is when believers, who served Christ, are judge according to their works. Some of the works that the various believers have done in Christ’s name will be tried by God’s holy fire, and stand its test, and be proven to be like gold, silver and precious stone. Some believers works won’t be approved of, and will not stand the test of God’s fire, and will simply burn up, yet the believer will be saved, even though his/her works will be burned up by God’s disapproval (Luke 12:45-48, 1Corinthians 2:10-15, 2John 1:8-11, 2Timothy 4:6-8). The distinction is the ministry works that will be judged, and not the fruits of the Holy Spirit.

Another judgment is the separating of the goats and the sheep. This judgment has to do with salvation and eternal punishment. Many people, who thought that they were serving God, will be rejected, and Jesus will tell them that he never knew them. They will be cast out into outer darkness, eternal fire, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, forever and ever (Matthew 7:21-23, Matthew 24:46-51, Matthew chp. 25, Revelation 20:11-15, Hebrews 6:1-8, Galatians 5:16-21, Revelation 21:7-8). This is the judgment seat of Christ, where those who did not know Christ, nor did they obey him, will be judged, and those who do know him, and bore the fruit of the Holy Spirit, will be received with joy.

Dr. Stanley is right in saying that a believer will never lose their salvation, because every believer is born of God, and cannot live a life of sin, because God’s eternal seed is living in them (1John 3:3-7, 1Peter 21:25, John 6:37-40, Philippians 1:6, Romans 8:29-30). However, this also means that Dr. Stanley is wrong, because he claims that Christians can live like the devil, bear no fruit of the Holy Spirit, and not endure in faith until the end, and still enter the kingdom of God. In saying this, Dr. Stanley has turned the grace of God into lawlessness (Romans 6:1-3, Jude 1:3-4). Just as adding man-made laws to the gospel, ruins the whole gospel, Dr. Stanley’s subtraction of holiness from the gospel ruins the whole gospel, and to believe it is to fall away from the faith, because it is a major heresy (Galatians 5:7-9, Galatians 5:19-21, Ephesians 5:1-7, Hebrews 12:14, Galatians 1:8-9).

In light of the many compromised televangelist, and well known preachers, and their ecumenical practices, it would be best to refrain from learning about Christ, and the gospel, by these media personalities. Instead, it would be best to simply abide in Christ; the word of God, and stay in close fellowship with a doctrinally sound local church. This is because people have a tendency to idolize their favorite celebrities. Even Christian celebrities are idolized, and followed without testing what they teach against the word of God to be sure that their teachings are true. The proof is that Dr. Stanley, Billy Graham, and many others have been compromising the gospel, and millions still have not caught on, but have followed these people into serious error that will damn their souls for eternity.

Teachers, pastors, evangelists and others, are given by Christ for the purpose of getting the church grounded in their knowledge of the gospel so that the church will not be deceived by the many false teachers in the world (Ephesians 4:11-14). But God did not give them to us so that we would become followers of them, and take their names, and subscribe to their doctrine (1Corinthians 1:10-17). The Holy Spirit is the primary teacher in the church, and he is the one who guides us into all truth, so that we would no longer need fallible human being to teach us.

1John 2
26    These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you.
27    But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
28    And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.

Hebrews 8
10    For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:
11    And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.

John 15
3    Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.
4    Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
5    I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
6    If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

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