“nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.” (1 Cor 6:10)
I would rather not write this, since it does not bring me pleasure, but I have to call out a pretrib-teacher, slanderer, Dave James, who, ironically is the executive directory of The Alliance for Biblical Integrity.
The man has absolutely no capacity to represent the prewrath position accurately, as he has slandered and twisted prewrath eschatology.
I have tried to reason with him over time. Not reasoning by trying to persuade him per se, but just encouraging him to represent prewrath with honesty and integrity. No avail.
Now his latest scheme is to slander prewrath exponents such as myself.
I am told that my prewrath teaching material is having an impact on the facebook group: Scripturally Speaking – Biblical Dispensational Theology
Dave James who is an admin over there does not like this. His latest scheme is demonstrated in this slanderous post:
Notice his clever, twisting of my words to make it sound as if I teach works-salvation and that a true believer can lose their salvation. This accusation (formulated as a “question”) of heresy without any evidence make Dave James a slander and in danger of not entering the kingdom of God (see the verse above).
Pretribber Dave James has a problem with, not my words, but Jesus’s words, who exhorts believers to be faithful during the Antichrist’s great tribulation, lest they take the mark and perish in hell forever. That is hardly a works-salvation teaching!
God uses many warnings to believers to persevere them in the faith; e.g. don’t take the mark or you will burn in hell. Possessors of Christ will not lose their salvation since they are true believers; professors of Christ, on the other hand, will be shown that they never had it in the first place. Warnings are a means by which God perseveres his elect.
If Dave James had taken the time to read my book or blog articles on my site—or even send me an email asking me to clarify my position!— he would not have slandered me publicly.
The only conclusion then is that he intended to slander me publicly in order to discredit me and prewrath and the ministry, since the teachings here are having a huge impact. Thinking and discerning people will see right through his scheme.
But this will not excuse Dave James when he faces God on judgment day.
Incidentally, this is not a one-time incident where I would likely let this go. There is a history with him.
Pray for his repentance.