Pastor Steven Anderson gives false Soulwinning Stats

On the 12th Anniversary of Faithful Word Baptist Church on December 24, 2017, Pastor Steven Anderson preached a message where he gave the statistics of how many people their church members have claimed to lead to Christ. On May 27, 2018, Garrett Kirchway was kicked out of Faithful Word Baptist Church, as was Domonique Davis.

The New IFB position, as recently preached by Matthew Stucky at Verity Baptist Church, and specifically preached against Garrett Kirchway, is that unsaved people cannot win souls to Christ. (Edit 6/18/18 Anderson also preached this yesterday)

In a comment on Verity’s original YouTube video, one of the New IFB soulwinners made the comment below:

If Dominique Davis and Garrett Kirchway, both called unsaved by the New IFB, were producing triple-digit numbers of professions in a one-week period, how much of the stats given by Staven Anderson were false salvations? What about soulwinning done by others who are now considered apostate? And as soon as another new IFB leader gets removed, those stats will have to go too!

Below is the video on the sermon statistics:

Post Author: Joshua Lindsey

My name is Joshua Lindsey. I live in Minnesota, and with my wife and children am a faithful member of my local independent Baptist Church. I have taught Sunday School classes and children’s classes, and also had the opportunity to preach at several churches. I teach Bible college classes on the Pentateuch, Atheism and Faith, Chrsitian Denominations, Bible Preservation (A defense of the underlying texts of the KJV), Bible Geography and Customs, Church Graphic Design, and some others. My father is an Independent Baptist Pastor in Wisconsin, and I grew up in a home full of love for the Lord. My parents raised me in the Bible, and are faithful to this day in witnessing and discipling. Although I was constantly immersed in biblical teaching and preaching, I did not personally believe in Jesus as described in John 3:16 until my freshman year in Bible college. In the many years since then, I have grown in grace and the Lord has given me opportunity to serve him in ministry. Among other ministries, I run my church’s print shop and participate in door-to-door evangelism. In doctrine, I affirm the truth that has been passed down from church to church since the time of Christ. I affirm the deity of Christ, his death, burial, and bodily resurrection, the personhood of the Holy Spirit, the Trinity, the virgin birth, the inerrancy and infallibility of the scriptures, the inspiration and preservation of the scriptures, the imminent return of Christ and his future literal millennial reign. I accept the canonicity of the 66 books of scripture, I believe that God commands all men to repent, that Christ draws all men to himself, that any person can believe and be saved. I believe salvation cannot be forfeited or taken away. I believe Christ’s command to go to all the world and preach the Gospel is still applicable to us today. I believe in a future literal judgment seat of Christ and a Great white throne judgment. I believe that no person will enter heaven except through Jesus Christ. I reject all false religions: Islam, Judaism, new Age, etc. I reject the teaching that God elects some men to damnation, giving them no chance to be saved. I reject the idea that God did not preserve his words and that recent manuscript discoveries provide us with a more accurate Bible that was not available to past generations of Christians. I reject the concept of a universal church. I reject the idea that Baptism plays a part in salvation. I believe many things additionally not listed here. My views align with the scripture and with the beliefs that faithful churches have held since the time of Christ, and have held under the title of “Baptist” for many centuries now.

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Thanks for this. I was in Botswana hen Anderson was falsely claiming 411 salvations, while he and his 19 other missionaries were being rounded up by Immigration for deportation. I wonder why real evidence of salvations is never shown. Later after deportation Anderson increased this number. I guess numbers were invented to get people in USA to make online donations for Andersons unregistered ( and therefore illegal) church in Botswana. There was only one meeting ever of the FWBC church in Botswana and only missionaries turned up. Nobody who had been ‘saved’turned up. I was there.