NEVER BE LOST"
by Australian Bible Ministries..Mt Gravatt, QLD.....Australia..
article was copied from the ABM web site by JTCM-Mission....for
critique purposes only)...click.
Harley Hitchcock of ABM - Mt
Gravatt, Qld, Aust.
|Note: Pastor Paul Sheehan's
critique of the 'ABM Salvation Teaching' is in bold blue
As we look at this lame example of Christos-theology we
quickly see that it absolutely reeks of Calvinism/Grace
Alone theory, lies and outright twisted translation of
perfectly straight bible script.....talk about lying in
wait to deceive, crikey!.....(Amazing Grace the Soul
In fact, the entire 50 excuses have not one dot of
relevance to the subject at hand. Although much
scripture is used, not one of the scriptures used by ABM
justify 'absolute predestination'.....'once saved always
saved'......'salvation by election' or the heading of
this article. We are in the last days for sure, with many
false proclaimers at our doors........click.
Harley Hitchcock, the man behind this theological mess
is an X Psychologist (and a one time friend of the
deceased bible teacher/ Barry Smith of New Zealand) who
came out of a Pentecostal setting and in angry-disgust
began to look to his own intellect, street-preaching
manuals, how to use religious-tracts and unreliable
error-filled historical man made facts, for the
translation of bible-scripture and don't forget the 'how
to study the bible' course. No doubt arriving at a
'Calvinistic View Point' which he says isn't
Calvinistic. It's best to look to holy ghost....you are
either called-anointed to do the job or you're not and
whether you believe it or not it is written that holy
ghost will guide us/the saints not instruction manuals
of degenerates.....ref/John 16:13, 14, Ephesians 4:1,
Harley and his wife Susan fellowshipped at JTCM-Mission
some years back but moved on rather suddenly and you can
see why as you read this article, chalk and cheese you
Every person that we have seen leave JTCM-Mission always
shipwrecked, in one way or another. One bloke
went to the Jehovah Witnesses, some went to Sabbath and
Tithe clubs, others to Roman Catholicism and one husband
and wife went to sit under the authority of a female - pentecostal - pastor.
Marvel not, for it is written that the whole of Asia
turned from, left St. Paul of Tarsus high and dry, the
man who wrote two-thirds of the NT scriptures...very
interesting......MMMM......ref/2 Timothy 1:15.
Anywhere will do,, as long as the sayings are not so
(biblical) hard and demanding.
Most, usually gravitate to the wide-easy road of
the "Once Saved Can Not Be Lost' Camp. The religious
Baptist Dens are a real favourite of the backslider,
they have those easy listening Sunny Sunday Sermons
happening. Their only other option is the
World....strange hey, not really, perfectly scriptural
actually, prophetic. Jesus spoke of great apostasy in
the last days, even though Calvinism teaches
otherwise.......ref/2 Timothy 4:3, 4, 2 Thessalonians
2:10-12, John 6:60-66.
Apparently even the writer of that well loved
Hymn...'Rock of Ages'.....Augustus Montague Toplady......turned,
backslid to Calvinism, apostatised in the end too, sad
isn't it, well he was an Anglican at heart after all.
Yes, Toplady ended up bitterly harassing Wesley for his
belief without ceasing but Wesley came back with a
rather appropriate word for Toplady I thought, which was
..."Wesley told a friend that he would not fight with
'chimney-sweepers', as he called Toplady. I leave him to
Mr. Sellon. He cannot be in better hands!"....
Which is a perfect name for all Calvinists and all those
who are Calvinists but don't like to be known as,
seen as or admit they are Calvinists....'Chimney
Sweepers'. Satan is very clever but no match for
holy-script, the doctrine of the Christ.
- ETERNAL LIFE IS ETERNAL.....John 3:15, 10:28,
Romans 6:23, 1 John 2:25, 5:1, 5:13, etc; By
definition eternal means never ending. Once a
believer has eternal life it can never be taken
away. If it could be it would not be eternal.....
Yes, eternal life is eternal
life and people can forfeit it.....God doesn't take
it and neither did the devil take it from Eve, she
gave it to him on a platter, spiritual death being
her wage because of her taste buds, pride and power
hungry heart..........ref/Genesis 3:6.
- EVERLASTING LIFE IS EVERLASTING.......Daniel
12:2; John 3:16, 3:36, 5:24, 6:40,
6:47.....Romans 6:22; etc; Likewise everlasting life
can never end. It is everlasting regardless of the
does Romans 11:22 say that we can be cut off from
his eternal-vine as were the original branches/jews,
God shows no partiality to race, status or
- IT IS GOD'S WILL.....John 6:39; It is God's will
that Christ lose none of those who come to
believe that with all my heart...but what is your
will, the person's will?....is it 'thy' will be
done?....sorry, Calvinists have no will,
whoops...ref/Joshua 24:15....You choose?....Who
Me?.....Can I Really?
- HEAVEN IS RESERVED FOR HIM.....1 Peter 1:4; An
inheritance is heaven is reserved for the
believer..... I hope so and
I believe so but what exactly is a believer...let me
tell you....a doer of the word/doctrine of the
Christ of course....ref/Luke 6:46, John 3:16.
- SALVATION (INHERITANCE)
IS INCORRUPTIBLE....1 Peter 1:4; No one can
corrupt something God has made incorruptible......
It is simply amazing what sin can do...sin breaks
covenants and kills relationships according to
scripture, just ask Adam and Eve....ref/1
Corinthians 6:8-11, Romans 6:23.
- SALVATION (INHERITANCE)
CANNOT BE DEFILED....1 Peter 1:4; No one can
defile something which God says cannot be
So why does God say that we must keep our garments
- HE IS SEALED BY THE
HOLY SPIRIT.....Ephesians 1:13; No power in Heaven
or earth can break God's seal..........
Were the Laodecian Church members/saints sealed and the
saints who did not overcome in....ref/Revelation
3:16; Revelation 3:5?
- HE IS SEALED UNTO THE
DAY OF REDEMPTION......Ephesians 4:30; The believer
is sealed until the day God redeems his body.......
what does Hebrews 10:29 say?
- HOLY SPIRIT WILL ABIDE
FOREVER.....John 14:16-17; The indwelling of the
Holy Spirit is permanent.....
Yes, Holy Ghost is
permanent but are we, this is the whole entire
- HE IS PRESERVED FOREVER......Psalm
37:28; God preserves the saint forever......Preserved
for ever on the Christ's Terms/Doctrine.. yes.....ref/Luke 8:21, John 15:2.
- HE IS BORN OF
GOD.....John 1:12-13......The believer actually
becomes God's child and cannot be "unborn"......
we can become aliens once again....ref/Jeremiah
2:21, Galatians 4:8-11.
- HE IS A NEW
CREATURE....2 Corinthians 5:17; God has made the
believer a new creature and no one can "uncreate"
No, we do that to ourselves, once again
planted most-noble but turning alien....ref/Jeremiah
- HE IS CREATED IN CHRIST
JESUS.....Ephesians 2:10; The saint was created in
Yes, but look at what John says, look at what can happen...do we turn a blind
eye to this?....ref/John 15:2.
- HE IS PRESERVED UNTO
THE HEAVENLY KINGDOM......2 Timothy 4:18; The
believer is preserved like Paul since God is no
respecter of persons......
But St. Paul kept-obeyed
the faith/doctrine, so he said.....something that
ABM says is not a necessity for salvation....ref/2
- HE IS KEPT BY THE POWER
OF GOD.....1 Peter 1:5; Since God is keeping
him, the believer cannot fall from salvation...
You left out half the scripture Harley, was that
deliberate?....and you reckon you can't fall from
salvation, so what do these scriptures say...ref/1
Peter 1:5, Hebrews 2:3, Jude 1:24.
- CHRIST HAS PRAYED FOR
HIM.......John 17:11; Jesus prayed that God would
keep all who He had given Him.......
God keeps all
who willfully want to be kept, however many turn back
willfully for all kinds of selfish, temporary and
carnal reasons.....ref/John 15:2, John
6:66-69.....(the script says that these branches
were 'in' the Christ).
- WORKS CANNOT AFFECT HIS
SALVATION.....Romans 11:6; Salvation is not
gained by works, so it cannot be lost by
There are the Churches and there is 'The Church' as
there are works and there are works...works/deeds
and works/first works-obedience to the Christ-First
Love. Which the Ephesians Saints had to turn back to
or they would be finished with the
Christ...ref/Titus 1:16, Revelation 2:5..... (a
lamp stand removed can only mean a fire in the house,
representative of hell or their light stubbed out,
darkness representing hell).
- HIS FAITH IS COUNTED
FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS......Romans 4:5; It is faith which
brings salvation to a believer.....
Faith is a
substance that produces obedience on application and
the disobedient are faithless hence cut
off.....ref/Hebrews 11:6, Romans 11:20-23.
- NOTHING CAN SEPARATE
HIM FROM THE LOVE OF CHRIST...Romans 8:38-39;
Nothing material, immaterial, past, present or
future can separate a believer from Christ's
Exactly, nothing or nobody but us,
Sin separates, just ask Adam, Eve, Judas, The
Prodigal Son and all those ministers and born-agains
who 'once' used to attend church, preach on streets
and run churches who do it no more but have been
carried away by unbelief, through the deceitfulness
of sin....ref/Hebrews 3:12-15.
- SALVATION IS OF THE
LORD....Jonah 2-9: Salvation is all God's work. He
bought it and provided it.....
salvation belongs to Jesus the Christ only, but we,
as the scriptures say must consider the cost of
discipleship and the goodness and severity of God.
We also must be 'doers' of the Word lest we be
self-deceived....ref/Matthew 10: 34-42, Romans
11:22, James 1:22, 1 Timothy 4:16.
- GOD IS ABLE TO KEEP
HIM....2 Timothy 1:12; The believer's salvation
rests on God's omnipotent ability to keep
Saints are kept by grace through
through...Faith-Obedience...ref/1 Peter 1:5; 1
- HE IS PROMISED NOT TO
COME INTO CONDEMNATION.....John 5:24; This promise
would be broken if even one believer fell into
There is no such a promise in the bible for those
who walk after the flesh in known sin....ref/Romans
- HE IS PROMISED TO NEVER
PERISH.....John 10:27-28; Every saint has an
unconditional promise to never perish.....
No, only the
believer (the doer of the word) will never perish,
if we do not continue on in the faith/doctrine of
the Christ we will without remedy perish, there are
conditions....ref/John 3:16, Romans 11:22, Luke
- HE WILL NEVER BE CAST OUT....John
6:37; Under no condition will any believer be cast
out from Christ or Heaven........
what Jesus says Harley....ref/Matthew 5:13,
- ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER
FOR GOOD TO HIM.....Romans 8:28; It would not be
good for one to lose his salvation........You
are leaving out scripture again.....Things only ever
work together for good for those who love/obey the
- HE IS IN CHRIST'S HAND.....John
10:28; The believer is in his Saviours hand....
Yes, just like those of Hebrews 3:12-15.....Selah.
- HE IS IN THE FATHER'S
HAND.....John 10:29-30; The saint is in his
heavenly Father's hand..........
As I just said .....ref/Hebrews 3:12-15
- HE IS, AND ALWAYS WILL
BE, A SHEEP.....John 10:27-28; A sheep
represents a saved person and cannot change from
Says who?...ref/Jeremiah 2:21, Matthew 7:21-23.
- GOD'S MERCY NEVER
ENDS....Titus 3:5; The believer is saved by
God's mercy and it endures forever (Psalm 136)...
Just because God's mercy endures forever, it doesn't
mean it will endure with all forever.
I don't know anything of God that doesn't endure
forever, do you?...God shows mercy to whom he wills
and when he wills and he will not put up with men
and women's antics forever, saved or
unsaved......ref/Romans 9:18, Genesis 3:6.
- GOD CANNOT LIE....Titus
1:2; Once God has saved a believer, he cannot go
back on His word.....
Amen!!!....God does not go back on his word but
humans have a habit of disobedience even after God
has empowered them to overcome, how much more
greater punishment is due that one.......ref/Hebrews
- HIS SINS ARE GONE FOREVER......Psalm
103:12; Micah 7:19; Isaiah 38:17, 44:22; Hebrews
10:17; The saints sins are gone......
I firmly believe that all repented sin is removed
forever but not the unrepented stuff. Repent means
to depart from absolutely, only then are we
- HE SHALL BE LIKE CHRIST....1
John 3:2; It is a certainty that the believer will
be like Christ....
Saints are never like the Christ when they walk in
known sin, that is deception, to be like the Christ
is to walk in the Light-Doctrine of the Christ up to
the light/knowledge one has.....ref/1 John 2:6.
- GOD SEES HIM AS ALREADY
GLORIFIED.....Romans 8:30; The saint is as good
as....glorified in God's sight.....Is
that why he said, warned his peoples, saints, that
he is returning for a spotless-church-bride-wife and
that we must be counted worthy when he comes and to
sort out your salvation in fear and
trembling?.....ref/Matthew 24:44, Luke 21:36.
- HE IS BORN OF
INCORRUPTIBLE SEED....1 Peter 1:23; The
Christian's new birth was from incorruptible
is why there can be no excuse for willful-known-sin
but this is no guarantee of eternal
salvation.....ref/Luke 8:21, 2 Peter 2:21.
- HE WILL APPEAR WITH
CHRIST IN GLORY.....Colossians 3:4; The saint is
promised to appear with Christ when He returns....
saint will but not the sinner-saint but the
overcomer .. the one that seeks the things above and
the one who sets their mind on the things
above.....not the covetous, the unclean, evil and
- HE IS HIDDEN IN CHRIST.......Colossians
3:3; The believer is dead to the world and alive in
Well this is the plan but many choose not to die to
the world and self and live for the Christ who died
for them, this is not salvation but damnation for
them....all because they are told once saved always
saved...the Christian has no part in his own
salvation, it's all done and dusted at the beginning
of our new-life experience...it's all God's doing,
as if HE was the one being saved....what hog wash.
As I said earlier the 50 reasons given here are
totally void of any sane proof of 'absolute
predestination'....ref/2 Corinthians 5:15.
- HE IS DEAD TO AND FREED
FROM SIN....Romans 6:2-7; Sin can no longer
affect the saint's destiny. He is freed from it.....
This is what scripture says but this scripture
doesn't support 'absolute predestination'...it
actually smashes it with its unconditional grants.
We are not free from sin if we continue in sin, we
are deceived....ref/Romans 6:14, 20-23.
- THE LORD IS NOW PRAYING
FOR HIM....Hebrews 7:25; The Lord is presently
interceding in the believer's behalf....Although
God intercedes for the saints this gives no
guarantee of salvation... God does intercede for his
saints but the scripture says we must come
His-Way-Doctrine for this to happen.....ref/Hebrews
- GOD WILL FINISH WHAT HE
STARTED.....Philippianes 1:6; God began the work of
salvation and will finish it.....
Yes, this is what God wants but few be they that
allow him to finish them off....most despair
Messiah's chastening-doctrine, hence forfeit their
salvation, crown of life....ref/Hebrews 12:3-11.
- HE HAS ETERNAL REDEMPTION....Hebrews
9:12; Every believer has been eternally.....redeemed
from his sins.....All
believers (doers of the Word) have eternal and daily
redemption from their sins on repentance up to the
light-knowledge one has.....ref/John 8:30-36.
- HIS LIFE IS CHRIST'S
LIFE.....Colossians 3:4; The saints life is
Christ's very own life, so how could it be lost?......Just
look at what John said of disciples who were...in
the Christ.....ref/John 15:2.
- HE HAS AN EVERLASTING
COVENANT WITH GOD......Hebrews 13:20; God made a
covenant to give the saint everlasting life.....This
is correct but on the Christ's
Terms-Doctrine....ref/1 Timothy 4:16.
- HE IS KEPT FROM FALLING
BY CHRIST.....Jude 24; A Christian cannot fall
from grace because Christ is keeping him.....
So why did Jesus say that the Ephesian-Saints had
'fallen' and committed great sin?......and needed to
repent or else.....ref/Revelation 2:5.
- SALVATION IS A FREE GIFT....Romans
6:23; A free gift is given with no conditions...
It never cost me anything to receive the gifts of
Grace-Power and Faith to enable me to Obey my
Master-Jesus but we are told to count the 'cost' of
following Jesus the Christ....ref/Luke 9:57-62.
- HE HAS IMPUTED
RIGHTEOUSNESS.....Romans 4:6-7; The
righteousness the saint has is Christ's perfect
God does not justify the unrepentant
- HE IS A PART OF CHRIST.....Ephesians
5:30; Every believer is a part of Christ's body
"Bone of His Bone"......
True but the church/saints must be subject-obey the
head-the Christ-their Husband to whom they were
betrothed in order to be the manifested sons of
God......insubordinates will not enter the Kingdom
of God......ref/Ephesians 5:24.
- CHRIST IS THE AUTHOR AND
FINISHER OF HIS SALVATION.....Hebrews
12:2; Christ began and will finish his salvation.....Yes,
Messiah is with us all the way but the question
still remains....are we with him?....ref/Matthew
24:13, John 6:66.
- HE HAS BEEN PREDESTINATED
TO BE CONFORMED TO CHRIST'S IMAGE...Romans 8:29;
After salvation the believer is predestinated.....Predestined
yes. but not 'absolutely-predestined' but
predestined on Messiah's Terms-Doctrine......ref/1
- CHRIST'S BLOOD HAS MADE
PEACE FOR HIM....Colossians 1:20; The saint
peace with God
through the blood....
Once again the scripture here does not guarantee
salvation for unrepenant-sinners neither is it any
sound reason why a saint can not lose/forfeit their
salvation.....there must be faith-obedience to the
Word of God.....ref/Romans 5:1-5.
- THE BIBLE WAS WRITTEN SO
HE COULD BELIEVE AND KNOW.....1 John 5:13; The
saint can know he HAS ETERNAL SALVATION......This
is magnified on faith-obedience to Messiah's Word
only, holy ghost gives no witness to contrary
belief, for he is the spirit of Truth-The
Christ....ref/John 16:13, 14.
For more information on the devil's doctrine, the
other Jesus, the other spirit and the other
doctrine......'Once Saved Always Saved'....'Absolute
Predestination'........Spurgeonism or Tozerism or
Murrayism or Huntism or Bunyanism or Ray Comfortism
or Humanism....ref/2 Corinthians 11:1-4.....please
|HARLEY & SUSAN HITCHCOCK
AUSTRALIAN BIBLE MINISTRIES
PO BOX 5058
MT GRAVATT EAST 4122
PS....As you can see clearly here, not one true
biblically bonafide reason was given by ABM to prove a
person cannot forfeit their salvation.....not
one.....but ABM say there are 50, this is a lie and no
liar will enter the Kingdom of God........says the
infallible scriptures of God.....Jesus the
Christ......ref/Revelation 21:8, Ephesians
Note: Many have said over the centuries that this
subject has divided the Church but the Church can never
divide the Church......can light divide
light?.....However, the Remnant will be divided from the
'Christendom-One World Church-The Ecumenical Church' and
this is what Father wants.....ref/2 Corinthians 6:11-18,
1 Peter 2:9.
His Own Special Peoples.....If you're not special,
you're on special-cheap. And if you're not sold out for
Jesus you're up for sale and Satan is a big bidder, yes
he is always cashed-up and ready to
buy.....ref/Eve/apostate, Esau/apostate, Judas/apostate.
Balaam (of Beor) the apostate, Simon the
|Jesus the Christ