Monday, October 10, 2011

L. Ray Smith's False Gospel Part 1: The Denial of The Trinity and Eternal Hell

This is going to be the first of my sermon series on exposing false teachers who preaches universalism, annihilationism, condemnation, self-righteousness, self-esteem, and prosperity. This will be Part 1 of the sermon series where I expose L. Ray Smith's false gospel on the denial of The Trinity and Eternal Hell. Part 2 will be on the Antichrist (Beast/Man of Sin/Son of Perdition) where I will refute his teachings that mankind is the Antichrist. Part 3 is where I refute his teachings on the denial of Evangelism, Creationism and Eternity.  then I will rap it up in Part 4 with a recap, review, and the conclusion L. Ray Smith's false gospel.

Now I am going to say that L. Ray Smith's teachings is not sound doctrine and he is preaching the doctrine of self-righteousness, condemnation, universal salvation.

The definition of "universal salvation" is:

When Jesus is going to save all mankind, sinners and believers. In this case, known as Once Saved, Always Saved.

According to L. Ray's Smith's definition he says that:

"God will save all the world through His judgments." In other words, he thinks that the judgments will make people turn away from their sins without the need of evangelism.

Again his words are self-righteous. Even with God's judgments, everyone will still curse God and refuse to turn away from their sins according to Revelation 16:11:

And [they] blasphemed the God of heaven (Jesus) because of their pains and their sores (God's Judgments), and repented not of their deeds (sins).

Now I will refute everything he says about the denial of Eternal Hell.

Hell is not only a word found in many Versions; it is also a doctrine based on that word. The doctrine of hell is an invention of men and is nowhere found in the Hebrew or Greek manuscripts. As the King James is the most well known of all versions, and because Christendom as a whole embraces the pagan doctrine of “eternal torture in a place called hell,” it behooves us to deal with this subject in some detail.

I will use Strong's Definition of the term Hell in Revelation 20:13:

Strong's Greek Number 86: Hell

86   //  Adhv  //  hades   //  hah'-dace  //  

3) later use of this word: the grave, death, hell

In other words, the term "Hell" is not an invention of men.  It is the teaching from the Word of God.

In Hebrew scriptures it's called "Sheol" which is the temporal place where the souls await for judgment. It is also called "Abraham's Bosom". The Parable of Lazarus and the Rich Man that Jesus describes is where the souls go depending if one who has accepted and believe that Jesus is the Lord and Savior of their life or not.  Paradise is the temporal place where those who believe in Him go, it is known as the First Heaven. Hades which is the First Hell is where the Lost go. Even is Hell does exist, it's not seen by the Human eye, it's invisible, just like Paradise and Heaven.

The Second Hell is the Lake of Fire, is where of those who don't receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, worship the Antichrist and take his mark. This will happen after the 1000 year reign of Christ on Earth. The old universe will be replaced with a new universe that will be a perfect fit for all of us.  The Lake of Fire is "everlasting fire" (Matthew 25:41). It is the place where it is prepared for the Devil and his angels. The word "everlasting" comes from the Greek "Aionos" meaning "eternal" which means there is an Eternal Hell. It is the final place where the fire is unquenched, the worm never dies (Mark 9:48), the torment is everlasting, and there will be no rest day or night forever. (Revelation 14:11)

God has shown Himself to be not only a fire, but a CONSUMING FIRE all through the Scriptures. You will be amazed how often God speaks of fire in bringing judgment on humanity. ALL IS OF GOD, II Cor. 5:18, Rom. 11:36, Eph. 1:11, etc. God IS a consuming FIRE. 

If God is the Lake of Fire, Where is the Devil? Will the symbolic fire consume him and turn him back into an angel like once he was? No. This Lake of Fire does not symbolize God, but symbolizes the outer darkness. Where do you find the outer darkness? A black hole of course.

God's judgment will not make humanity turn away from their sins. Only the Gospel will.

L. Ray Smith's teachings is again not sound doctrine, but the teachings of men. Some Fundamentalists Churches do teach Hell, but some do not because of the Once Saved, Always Saved Doctrine and the doctrine of self-esteem.

Please do not attack me. I do not preach OSAS. I accepted Jesus as Lord and I do what the Lord commands me to do is PREACH THE TRUE WORD OF GOD. I preach eschatology and the endurance gospel.

Oh the blasphemy of those who teach that God’s most heartfelt desires WILL NOT COME TO PASS, but will utterly fail!!! Jesus Christ is not the potential Savior of the world; He IS THE SAVIOR OF THE WORLD!!! HE WILL SAVE THE WORLD!!!

You see people, no one will be saved, because even if God's judgments will come upon us, some or most will curse God and refuse to turn away from their sins. L. Ray's false gospel on God of not needing the Apostles to spread the Good News is NOT GOOD NEWS.

Now onto the Doctrine of the Trinity and L. Ray's denial of the Trinity.

Even if the word Trinity is not found in the bible, Matthew 28:19 shows the definition of the Trinity (God The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit).  Those names are not literal persons, but symbolic, they are the names that describes Jesus. Before He came into the World, He was always there for Abraham and Moses.

Strong's Greek Definition Number 2316 proves of the Trinity comes from the Greek "theos". describing Jesus as the "Godhead, trinity.".

Notice that the term Godhead is also mentioned three times in the NT. (Acts 17:29, Romans 1:20, Colossians 2:9) The term Godhead defines in Strong's Greek Definition Number 2304 from theios meaning God, which is "spoken of the only and True God, trinity."

I challenge L. Ray Smith to use Strong's Dictionary and see it for himself.

Jesus Christ IS A MAN! "For there is ONE GOD, and ONE MEDIATOR of God and mankind, A MAN, Christ Jesus..." (I Tim. 2:5).

Jesus is God in Flesh and the Godhead. Why does L. Ray Smith take it out of context? If Jesus is not God, then His death on the Cross is meaningless. This is just the same teaching The Watchtower (Jehovah's Witness) teaches. This includes The Seventh Day Adventist, The Sacred Name Movement, and the Armstrongists.

Now, I am going to explain the difference between John 10:30, and 14:28 to prove L. Ray Smith and the Universalists wrong.

I and my Father are one. (John 10:30)

Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.  (John 14:28)

Now Jesus didn't say He's not God. In his spirit essence, He is equal to God. In natural essence, God is greater than Him. Before Jesus became flesh, He was always there for Abraham and Moses because He is the Father or in Hebrew "Yahweh". Jesus or Yeshua is Yahweh. It's not about His Appearance, but His essence, both natural and spiritual. What about the Holy Spirit? Jesus is the Holy Spirit. Jesus said He'll go away and come again. Jesus was not literally going to His Father, but in metaphor He is referring to His Father's Kingdom.

People, brethren, He is coming again and he will one day call His Bride home. This is a message of encouragement. Remember, we not equal to the Lord, but we will be soon.

That's the end of Part 1. Part 2 on my next post will be on the Antichrist (Beast/Man of Sin/Son of Perdition) and I will refute his false teaching saying that we are the Man of Sin.

Please stick to God's teachings, not L. Ray Smith's teachings of Man.

God Bless


  1. Wow!.you do not have a clue...what an absolutelty pathetic refuttal of universal salvation.its like something i would expect a ten year old to write. go back to study and please dont write anything else until you have a remote idea of what you are talking about.

    1. David, I'm going to pray that God will help you find the real truth. Universalism is a lie from Satan.

      L. Ray Smith is Satan's puppet.

      Revelation 14:11 refutes Universalism because the wicked will refuse to repent and curse God, even through His judgments. Universalism is similar to Calvinism.

      I'm not a 10 year old.

      God maybe a loving god. But he's a righteous judge.

      Lake of Fire is NOT fire baptism. The Lake of fire doesn't save sinners.