Steven Anderson Is Unfaithful To The Word
Steven Anderson, pastor of [Un]Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Arizona,
I. Teaches You Can Kill Yourself and Go To Heaven
Like John MacArthur, Billy Graham, John Piper, Hank Hanegraaff, Mark Driscoll, the Catholic church, and so many other ministers of Satan today, Steven Anderson believes you can blow your brains out and go to heaven. This teaching well fits Satan's agenda. He is a murderer (John 8:44), and he wants people lost and sent to hell (e.g. Luke 8:12). What better way to get them dead and in hell than to lie to them about suicide?
Anderson's “damnable” heresy (2 Peter 2:1 KJV) is made clear in his sermon on suicide (4/28/13)1 and his “Basic Soul-winning Demonstration Video” where he says,
So matter if you quit church, even if you did something awful like kill somebody or kill yourself, ok, God will not take away your salvation from you. (8:08f)2
In his sermon on "Eternal Security" he specifically mentions taking a gun and blowing the brains out (www.youtube.com/watch?v=aE__9xqTNhY, 18:30f).
This is such a hellish lie, especially for those who take heed to it in a time of despair. If they did kill themselves, they would most certainly end up in torment forever (Revelation 21:8). Suicide reveals a heart of unbelief, and the “unbelieving . . . shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death” (Revelation 21:8 KJV).
Suicide is not enduring to the end (Matthew 24:13). It is not abiding in Christ (John 15:1-6). It is not continuing in His goodness (Romans 11:22). It is not holding fast the word (1 Corinthians 15:2). It is definitely being moved away from the hope of the gospel (Colossians 1:21-23). It is not holding fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm to the end (Hebrews 3:6). It is not holding the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end (Hebrews 3:14). It is refusing and turning away from Him who speaks from heaven (Hebrews 12:25). And, it is not overcoming the world (1 John 5:4), but rather being overcome by the world and the devil (1 Peter 5:8; 1 John 5:18).
Although Anderson calls suicide a sin, he fails to acknowledge, understand, and warn such an act is proof that the person has no hope and faith in Christ. If there is no hope and faith in Christ, there is no salvation, as it is written,
he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him (John 3:36 KJV).
That verse is in the present tense, “he that believeth not.” It matters not what you have done in the past, whether you have believed on the Son in the past or not (as in Luke 8:13 “for a while believe”). If you “believeth not the Son” you “shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on” you!
Anderson rejects John 3:36 and a whole host of other Scriptures. He is “without understanding” (Romans 1:31 KJV) and turns eternal security (e.g. Romans 8:31-39) into something it is not.