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The so-called David Servant (NOT his real name) of heavensfamily.org and Shepherd Serve gets the Skull and Crossbones Award for his license for immorality (and contradictory teachings). David Servant, when pastoring in the Pittsburgh, PA area, was one of the first that I (Dan Corner) encountered who believed one can possibly lose his salvation, but also believed that even King David didn't do that with his adultery and murder! Imagine that! According to David Servant of the so-called heavensfamily it takes a practice of adultery, a practice of murder, etc. before such can occur! He wants us to believe anything less than practice can not cause loss of salvation, even if it is adultery and murder together!
David Servant wrote a book entitled, The Great Gospel Deception. Among other things, that book is supposed to be teaching about the holiness without which no one will see the Lord and exposes the false promise of heaven without holiness—the great gospel deception. The problem is, David Servant of heavensfamily.org is not teaching holiness at all yet is instead offering heaven to people in adultery, drunkenness, slander, greed, etc. who do suchoccasionally. He presents a contradictory mixture of concepts which allows for immorality and salvation at the same time, just like the eternal security teachers. There is no essential difference with that point.
At one point, after citing 1 Cor. 6:9,10; Gal. 5:19-21 and Eph. 5:5-7, David Servant wrote this:
From these three passages of Scripture, we can compile a list of sins, which, if practiced, are sure evidence that a person has not been regenerated. (The Great Gospel Deception, p. 24; 1999 ed., bold emphasis mine.)
By teaching that way, David Servant shows he denies that King Saul, King Solomon, the Apostle Judas Iscariot, the unnamed disciples of John 6:66, those referred to in Heb. 6:4-6, etc. ever had salvation, even though the evidence is overwhelming. Those same Biblical characters practiced wickedness, after they had been regenerated. Strange as it may be, David Servant's teaching at that point is also part of the double message the eternal security teachers give to help camouflage their license for immorality.
On p. 24, David Servant also wrote a similar thing:
Although it is certainly possible for a born-again person to temporarily stumble into one or more of these various sins, no true believer will practice these sins. (The Great Gospel Deception, italics his, bold emphasis mine.)
So again he denies a real Christian can practice the various sins in 1 Cor. 6:9-11; Eph. 5:5-7 and Gal. 5:19-21. He also clearly differentiates between a practice of adultery, witchcraft, idolatry, homosexuality, lying, murder, swindling, etc. and a temporary situation, but doesn’t tell us how long in wickedness it takes to pass from temporary to a practice of sin. Again, this is just like the eternal security teachers!
So, David Servant teaches a person once saved can commit adultery, murder, theft, swindle, lie, etc., but can not practice them, according to those excerpts, and that same Christian remains saved while in that degree of wickedness. That is not holiness preaching. That is not the salvation message. He is offering heaven without holiness, the very thing his book is supposed to expose! He also wrote:
Is there really danger that a true believer could end up in hell? The answer is yes. If a true believer returns to committing the “exclusionary sins,” those which, if practiced, Scripture guarantees will result in one’s exclusion from God’s kingdom (see 1 Cor. 5:11; 6:9-10, Gal. 5:19-21, Eph. 5:5-6), he forfeits eternal life.... Contrary to what many modern teachers say, the Bible teaches that any believer who consistently follows after the old sinful nature, what Scripture calls the flesh, is in danger of spiritual death (The Great Gospel Deception, p. 185).
Certainly, a single sin by a believer does not result in instant spiritual death. Persisting in sin, however, or habitually walking after the flesh, does eventually result in spiritual death. (The Great Gospel Deception, p. 188.)
Again, though he believes a Christian can lose his salvation, it is also crystal clear that “David Servant” denies singular acts of adultery, murder, theft, idolatry, swindling, homosexuality, etc. can cause spiritual death! That is already enough to reveal his lethally poisonous, sinister and deceptive teaching under the banner of his counterfeit holiness teaching. By teaching this way he also violates the Biblical definition of an adulterer, murderer, etc. Scripture shows one act of adultery, murder, etc. will make one an adulterer, murderer, etc. With that in mind read 1 Cor. 6:9,10, Eph. 5:5-7 and/or Rev. 21:8 and David Servant is refuted instantly.
All through the Bible, from Gen. 2 to Rev. 22 the warnings of spiritual death can occur from one singular act of wickedness. Adam and Eve lost their salvation over one sin. It was not a “practice” of sin. They didn’t have to “consistently” eat the forbidden fruit over an extended time period. It was the devil who denied they would die spiritually after eating from the forbidden fruit. [Eating was one act.]
In the NT, Jesus taught one will also lose his salvation for disowning Jesus (Mt. 10:33) and that can be done in one act with words and Q-U-I-C-K-L-Y (Mt. 26:31-34). Knowing that is especially important at the end of this age. Why? Because Christians need to know if they disown Jesus (Mt. 10:33) or take the mark of the beast, that one act of sin will cause loss of salvation (Rev. 14:9-12). To believe David Servant’s message is to reject those facts. If all of that isn’t bad enough, David Servant of heavensfamily.org also contradicts his own teaching! Read this carefully:
... a true believer can forfeit his salvation by abandoning his faith or returning to the practice of unrighteousness. (The Great Gospel Deception, p. 197).
There, and elsewhere, he states a Christian (a regenerated person) can practice unrighteousness, but at other times David Servant (as already shown) also teaches the exact opposite and must go unnoticed by those who praise him, his book and support his ministry. Here it is again:
From these three passages of Scripture, we can compile a list of sins, which, if practiced, are sure evidence that a person has not been regenerated. (The Great Gospel Deception, p.24; 1999 ed., bold emphasis mine.)
One can only wonder how sure David Servant himself is by teaching differently. David Servant says the “sure evidence” one has not been regenerated is if he “practices” the sins listed in 1 Cor. 6:9,10; Eph. 5:5-7; Gal. 5:19-21, then he teaches the regenerated can practice those same sins, but it will cause loss of salvation! Why is there not consistency? (That type of contradiction is a sure sign of error.)
David Servant, the leader of HeavensFamily.org, makes every sinful excuse for the babe in Christ. Here is how he does it:
David Servant's Mythical Babe In ChristClearly, what may mark one person as a babe in Christ can mark another person as unsaved. The difference between the two is time and knowledge .... those who truly receive God's gracious gift of salvation are transformed by His Holy Spirit. Because of His wonderful work in their lives they become holy and continue to grow holier (The Great Gospel Deception, p. 21).Ponder the first half of that carefully and you will observe the license for immorality gushing from David Servant's confused, poisoned and contradictory so-called holiness teaching! It becomes clearer when compared to page 24, where David Servant says the "sure evidence" that one has not been regenerated is the "practice" of sins listed in 1 Cor. 6:9,10; Eph. 5:5-7; Gal. 5:19-21. That is what he means here on page 21 as what "marks one as unsaved." So, "what marks one as unsaved" is the "practice" of adultery, drunkenness, theft, murder, witchcraft, homosexuality, etc., but that is also what marks one as a babe in Christ, according to David Servant on p. 21! David Servant just inferred a babe in Christ can "practice" wickedness the same as an unsaved person! In other words, a (new) Christian CAN PRACTICE adultery, drunkenness, theft, murder, witchcraft, homosexuality, etc. and have salvation too, according to his DEADLY false gospel!
Furthermore, there is NO guarantee a new Christian will continue to grow holier over time as he teaches on p. 21. That is Calvinism, through he apparently doesn't know it and denies Calvinism! The truth is, a new Christian might quickly fall away and never return to God! Secondly, there is NO SCRIPTURE which says "time and knowledge" is the difference between the babe in Christ and an unsaved person. Do NOT be deceived! David Servant made that up and doesn't even imply the radical new birth change at salvation. The truth is, the same spiritual dangers which will spiritually kill a seasoned Christian will also spiritually kill a new Christian! It doesn't have to be practice of adultery, drunkenness, murder, theft, etc. to get back on the road to hell again (which, on p. 21, David Servant denies will spiritually destroy a babe in Christ)!
In the Parable of the Sower, type B person as mentioned quickly fell away because of persecution and trouble from the word (Mt. 13:5,21; Mk. 4:5,17). Hence, Jesus was referring to babes in Christ (or new Christians), who quickly fall away! That is when they died spiritually. Those babes in Christ didn't continue to grow holier, as David Servant wants us to believe. Luke 8:13 also refers to the same and says they stop believing during their time of testing (persecution). They had a faith from the word of God which produced life, so they were once saved. The Bible does NOT make special allowances for acts that lead to death not taking their lethal toll on baby Christians. Moreover, Scripture certainly does NOT say babes in Christ can be "marked" with the same thing that marks the unsaved (a "practice" of adultery, homosexuality, theft, etc.). Rather than Biblical teaching, that is the laced-with-poison mythical holiness doctrine of David Servant! With David Servant you will be presented with error after error, as every excuse for occasional sin and salvation (and sometimes practice of sin and salvation is made, as for babes in Christ), but camouflaged and opposed at other times! David Servant's teaching about the babes in Christ = the eternal security carnal Christian teaching that the saved and lost are acting the same exact vile way! That is clearly what David Servant said in so many words. Here it is again:
Baby Christians And The Parable Of The SowerClearly, what may mark one person as a babe in Christ can mark another person as unsaved. The difference between the two is time and knowledge (The Great Gospel Deception, p. 21)Remember, David Servant denies one sin of any type can cause loss of salvation. He also thinks a Christian can be IRregularly immoral (or occasionally immoral) with adultery, idolatry, etc. To sin with regularity is to be a counterfeit Christian:Yes, a Christian could yield to the temptation of immorality. But those who do so with regularity mark themselves as being immoral and impure, and thus expose themselves as being counterfeit Christians (The Great Gospel Deception, p. 41)Did you notice that David Servant didn't state that a person claiming to be a Christian, who would regularly be immoral, would lose his salvation? His language at that spot is EXACTLY like the heretical inconsistent eternal security teachers, who follow John MacArthur. [MacArthur says (sometimes) regular (or practice of) immoral behavior from professing Christians would reveal themselves as being counterfeit Christians!] At other times, the language of David Servant will change. David Servant teaches for different camps:Certainly, a single sin by a believer does not result in instant spiritual death. Persisting in sin, however, or habitually walking after the flesh, does eventually result in spiritual death (The Great Gospel Deception, p.188).... a true believer can forfeit his salvation by abandoning his faith or returning to the practice of unrighteousness (The Great Gospel Deception, p. 197)Regardless what you believe, you will find something very close in his teachings to agree with, since he so violently contradicts himself, as he teaches a consistent license to sin but calls it holiness.
NOTE: If a Christian only commits occasional adultery, drunkenness, theft, swindling, slander, murder, etc. he NEVER HAS TO REPENT OF THOSE SINS FOR SALVATION because he never lost his salvation, since it wasn't practice! That is his HERETICAL so-called gospel and holiness teaching found in David Servant's book, The Great Gospel Deception! If you think otherwise, find a quote FROM THAT BOOK, which teaches he must repent for salvation for occasional adultery, murder, theft, idolatry, etc. It is NOT there! How could it be since such doesn't cause loss of salvation, according to David Servant:... a true believer can forfeit his salvation by abandoning his faith or returning to the practice of unrighteousness (The Great Gospel Deception, p. 197)Surely, no one well versed in Scripture could endorse David Servant's book with all these HERETICAL errors and contradictions.
David Servant Admits To Being A Hypocrite
(and Implies Being Lost!)
At another time, David Servant of heavensfamily.org wrote the following:
And God becomes angry with those who hold others to a standard by which they themselves don’t live. Such people are hypocrites, as Jesus said, pretending to be what they are not. How many preachers (like myself) have heard the stinging yet loving words of their spouses on a Sunday afternoon, “Great sermon today, honey. You really ought to consider living it yourself!”? Ouch! ... (Article entitled, Judge Not, emphasis mine)
David Servant of heavensfamily.org is clear about how his own wife views him, that is, as a hypocrite! (She would know since she is around him when he is not preaching!) David Servant agrees with her low spiritual assessment of himself. He doesn’t deny it, but is open about not living the message he teaches others to live. For him to admit to not living it, is to say he is practicing hypocrisy. According to his own teachings in the aforementioned book, such a person does not have salvation. This is the author of the book, The Great Gospel Deception, which is supposed to counter the false view that one can have heaven without holiness! His book, if believed, will create confusion and much worse—it will take the Christian off his guard—making him an easy prey for the devil.
One of David Servant’s lesser goals in this book is to convince the Christian that individual acts of adultery, murder, theft, drunkenness, etc. will not cause spiritual death. Again, such a teaching is demonic and he himself is part of the great gospel deception! He is teaching a license for immorality just like many others. Christians BEWARE! David Servant of heavensfamily.org has a counterfeit and dangerous grace message, which he has spread around the world to even the poor and uneducated! My regret is that I didn’t expose his teachings sooner.
The above information is clear enough and exposes David Servant as a DANGEROUS and CONFUSED false teacher. More proof of his Scripture twisting, etc. is found in the following pages. The Open Letter To David Servant reveals his so-called holiness message says Peter was not disowned by Jesus after he disowned the Lord (in contrast to Mt. 10:33 and 2 Tim. 2:12) and King David did not lose his salvation after his adultery, murder and other sins (in contrast to 1 Cor. 6:9,10; Eph. 5:5-7 and Rev. 21:8). Don't be deceived by heretic David Servant.
David Servant Is Further EXPOSED
David Servant or David Serpent? (HIS IMMORALITY EXPOSED)
Open Letter to David Servant
Letter to David Servant
Two More Letters to David Servant
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