“He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ.” ~ John 1:41
“The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things. Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.” John 4:25-26
According to the Scriptures, “Christ” means “Messiah”(John 1:41 & 4:25). Is “Jesus Christ” your Christ? If He is not your “Christ”, then how can you call yourself a “Christian”? Seems pretty simple, doesn’t it? If He is one’s “Christ”, then He must also be one’s “Messiah”!
“Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.” ~ 1John 2:22 [compare with John 1:41, above ~ “Christ” = “Messiah”]
Why does Sam Gipp sound like a heretic?
Not only a liberal “neo-evangelical”, like John Hagee, but even Sam Gipp, a well-known, “Independent Baptist”, has succumbed to the silliness of Scofield’s Zionism. Gipp is known as a “Defender of the King James Bible”… Unfortunately, he misrepresents many other “KJV-independent Baptists” (like ourselves) when it comes to Dispensational-Zionism. The following is a direct quote from Sam Gipp, preached in a sermon at the Treasure Valley Baptist Church in Meridian, Idaho (August 2013). Here is what he said:
“…You know what I never call Jesus Christ? I never call Him ‘my Messiah‘. Unless you’re a Jew, He’s not your Messiah. Are you from Gentile stock? We were never promised ‘a Messiah’…”
It needs to be pointed out here, that although Sam Gipp is known for his stance on the KJV, he uses the old “Scofield-Reference-KJV-Bible” (see his YouTube video). Mr. Gipp, himself, serves as a living demonstration to the powerful influence that even the built-in NOTES in one’s Bible can have. Pastor Furse’s book explains in detail how the “Scofield doctrine” came about.
PLEASE NOTE: Pastor Furse privately contacted Sam Gipp (via email) more than once, to ask if he meant what he said, or if he would like to retract his statement concerning Jesus, as his Messiah. To date, he has not… Instead, Mr. Gipp insulted Matt Furse with name calling, and arrogant innuendoes. (Pastor Furse still has the emails to prove this.) After the M2Z DVD came out, Mr. Gipp made a YouTube video, and in it he continues to call names and make insults against those who made the documentary. He refers to Matt Furse as the “muppet pastor”, as if Pastor Furse were someone’s puppet.
The King James Bible is Always Right. But sadly, even those who endorse It are capable of gross error.
The Bible teaches that “Christ” = “Messiah” (John 1:41) False doctrine needs to be exposed, wherever it is found. Wrong is wrong. God’s people must THINK for themselves, using His Word as their final authority. (Acts 17:11)
Compare Paul’s “Gentile” connection to the “Lost Tribes” in Romans 9:25-26 with Hosea 2:23 & 1:10… Paul is including “Gentiles” in his definition of the “lost tribes” of Israel!!!
Furthermore, in 1Corinthians (written to the Gentile believers at Corinth) Paul addresses them as “brethren”, and he refers to the Old Testament fathers as “our fathers” (both as his fathers AND the Gentile believers‘ fathers!) Paul considered the Corinthian Gentile believers to be “brethren” and to have shared his same “fathers”!
1Corinthians 10:1-4 “Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; And did all eat the same spiritual meat; And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.”
Paul also told the Corinthians that these Old Testament stories about “our fathers” are examples (ensamples) for us, today! Paul “spiritualized” the Old Testament texts! He reveals them all as examples for us (saved) who are living in the last days!
(v6) “Now these things were our examples… (v11) Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.” (1Corinthians 10:6, 11)
Romans 2:28-29 “For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.”
And now more recently, Gipp has dug his own pit even deeper! (Proverbs 26:27)
In May of 2017, Sam Gipp was preaching at the Northside Baptist Church in Elgin, Illinois— there, he infers that “Jesus” was NOT the correct name that Joseph & Mary were to give to Christ! He went on to say that “Jesus” is NOT the name that the saved will refer to Him, at His coming!
Apparently, Mr. Gipp forgot about such verses as—
“Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily. But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife: And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.” (Matthew 1:19-25)
“And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.” (Luke 2:21)
“Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:9-11)
At this same church in may 0f 2017, Gipp LAMELY explains his definition of “Messiah” vs. “Christ”… Sam Gipp says that the word “Messiah” means “deliverer”??? … but the Bible plainly says—
John 1:41 “He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ.” (in other words, “Messiah” = “Christ”)
John 4:25 “The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things.”
Also at the same church, in Elgin, Ill, IFB Author William Grady, spoke for 50 minutes (promoting his new book, about modern day “Israel”)… During his 50 minute “book-promoting-sermon”, he made this statement— “It doesn’t even matter whether the Jews WANT Him [Jesus] to save them, …He’s going to do it, anyway…”
(This statement does NOT reflect what Romans 9-11 actually teaches!)
What’s WRONG with the “supposedly KJV” IFB churches who tolerate this sort of nonsense???