LOCATION: Near Moodys, OK
1. They pretend to know more about the Bible than anyone since the Apostle John, but they keep changing their doctrine and embracing more and more unbiblical positions.
2. They follow a man who is manifestly disqualified to be a leader in the church, while hypocritically accusing all other Christians of being followers of mere men.
3. They deny the God of Scripture, worshiping a god who they insist is a man.
4. They despise all Christians who are not part of their group.
Where does one start? The Fishites boast that they "welcome biblical correction," but they run away like cockroaches when refuted in any public forum.
Moreover, Darwin Fish himself admits that he was utterly and completely unregenerate when he founded his cult. He admits he "pastored" this group for several years before he became a "true" Christian. And it would seem that he can't really say for sure if he is truly saved even now and give a coherent testimony of his conversion. After all, he has always claimed to be saved, and he admits he wasn't actually aware of it when he supposedly passed from death to life, and he isn't really even sure when that happened. One thing is certain: No repentance has ever humbled him enough to move him to resign the "pastorate" he took on himself. Instead, he arrogantly retained the role he had usurped as an "elder" in violation of 1 Timothy 3:6.
What broke the camel's back:
We dunno, but Darwin Fish and his acolytes demonstrated how utterly hardened they are against the truth of Scripture when they spurned this written rebuke from a member of their own group:
Darwin's entire testimony disqualifies him. He was a false teacher back when D______ and D_______ first became sheep of Darwin (Darwin has admitted this to me). Darwin didn't see himself as a wolf during that time, nor does he see himself as a wolf today, or at any time during "his ministry". When Darwin realized in '98 that John 10:5 condemned him as not being saved while following MacArthur, it also made him realize that he must have gotten saved sometime after '98. He had not repented from being a wolf up until that time ('98).
He claimed that he was already saved at the time he discovered "the true meaning" found in John 10:5, and claimed he thinks he might have gotten saved around the time he began to see the "broad road" shortly after he exposed MacArthur as a false teacher. That is not a picture of "repent, and believe in the gospel". He never knowingly repented unto salvation. If he had, he would have resigned his position at the time of salvation. He would not have put himself under stricter judgment, but would have obeyed the commandment of God that says a bishop must be . . . not a novice lest being puffed up with pride, he fall into the same condemnation as the devil (diaboloualso translated slanderer, and false accuser).
Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. But go and learn what this means: I desire mercy and not sacrifice. For I did not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance. The Greek word sinner is hamartoolos, which is in reference to the unsaved. This is the same word used in: Mat.9:10, 11, 13; 11:19; 26:45; Mark 2:15, 16, 17; 8:38; 14:41; Luke 5:8, 30, 32; 6:32, 33, 34; 7:34, 37, 39; 13:2; 15:1, 2, 7, 10; 18:13; 19:7; 24:7; John 9:16, 24, 25, 31; Rom. 3:7; 5:8, 19; 7:13; Gal. 2:15, 17; 1 Tim. 1:9, 15; Heb. 7:26; 12:3; James 4:8; 5:20; 1 Pet. 4:18; and Jude 15. If it is used in any other place, I am unaware.
However, looking at how this word is used, it becomes very clear that Christ is talking about becoming born again in Matt. 9:13, which is repenting from your ungodly life. Christ did not come to call the righteous. When you come to Christ "as a believer" in need of forgiveness, it is because you stumble and seek forgiveness for your stumbling. When your entire being is wicked in the eyes of God, yet you come to Him as though you are one of His little children that stumbled, you are making a mockery of God. Darwin claims that he became saved from this wicked state (received salvation).
Yet, by his own testimony, Darwin has not come to God as an unsaved, condemned sinner needing salvation. Darwin did not come to Christ as a false teacher needing forgiveness. This should cause you (sheep) to fear. Darwin is the overseer of your soul, yet he doesn't know when he got saved. Do you believe that Darwin is blameless in overseeing your souls? Do you believe that Darwin's example of salvation is Biblical? Actually, putting yourself (while you were rebellious and wicked in the sight of God) in the position of one of His blameless shepherds, then claiming that you just unknowingly became saved, is extremely questionable at best. Do you believe that a man who (by his own words) was an empty and wicked false teacher, can suddenly be filled with the Holy Spirit of Almighty God, become a new creature in Christ (as a shepherd) and be oblivious to it all for several years? Can YOU find anything close to that in scripture? Do you care? This is definitely not blameless, because blameless is "not a novice". Blameless means that no one can truly point the finger at you. They can find no fault at all.
Darwin is not blameless nor does he have a good testimony. You search the scriptures and see if you can come to God in falsehood and receive true salvation. One example is Judas, who appeared to follow Christ, but never in truth with true repentance. Darwin also came to God in falsehood (not as a wicked man needing repentance, but "as a righteous man" needing forgiveness for his stumbling). When one observes the slander and hypocrisy of the so-called preacher of the faith, and listens to his claims that he is the only known true teacher of God's Word "in all of history since the New Testament", that is incredible!
When I asked Darwin about 1 Tim. 3:6, his response was, "I have often wondered about that myself." If you don't come to Christ as a sinner in need of salvation through repentance, you haven't truly come to Christ, because He has called sinners to repentance and not otherwise. Another description of someone who is unsaved is "lost" (Matt. 9:13, Lk. 15:7, Lk. 24:47). Darwin never came to Christ as someone who is lost. In his own eyes (at any given time, during and after MacArthur), he was a "found" man. Christ came to save the lost, not the found. Sick is another analogy of the spiritual condition of Darwin, yet he always came to Christ as someone who was well. Christ is not a physician to those who are "well", but those who are sick; sick being unsaved. Darwin was not in the state of being sick when he cried out to the Physician; he was in his own eyes, well. The narrow road is not found just because you decide that everyone you know of is unsaved, except you and the people who follow with you (Mk. 9:38, Lk. 9:49, Phil. 1:14-18). Neither are you on the narrow road because you have spotted the broad way. Repent and believe in the gospel.
May you not fall into the same deceit.