Steven Anderson Falsely Accuses Rick Martinez

Rick Martinez was a member of Faithful Word Baptist Church, who was kicked out at the same time Tyler Baker was, along with Elliott Ray. Since then, he has moved to Jacksonville Florida to be at Baker’s church. Along with Baker, Ray, Garrett Kirchway, Domonique Davis, Victor Tey, and others, Martinez denies the orthodox trinity. He posted the following video on June 30 of 2017 explaining his beliefs.

Exactly one year later, something strange happened. The following comment showed up on one of Steven Anderson’s videos, posted from Rick’s account.

Anderson contacted Martinez about this, and Martinez told Anderson through text that though the comment was on his account, he did not post it himself. He made this comment:

Anderson didn’t like Martinez’s responses, and so made a video where he claims Rick is a reprobate (e.g. cannot be saved) because anyone who leaves Faithful Word Baptist church is damned to hell (This is also what the Mormons teach)

Here’s a bit of what Anderson said:

“We already know these people aren’t saved. And if you can go to Faithful Word Baptist Church for years, and hear all the clear preaching and even go through the motions of going out soulwinning and you are still not saved, you are obviously a reprobate.”

Anderson claimed in the video that Martinez was lying because he uses strange phrasing, saying that his account was “infiltrated”, He claims that Martinez could not provide any evidence to show the comment was not made by him, and then says his first instinct is that Martinez was drunk or High. Anderson’s second thought is that he was demon possessed, and still thinks this is very likely. The third possibility according to Anderson is that Martinez has an atheist troll account that he was not signed in to accidentally.

Here’s Anderson’s full video:

After Anderson made this video, Martinez responded with a 40-minute video, claiming his account was hacked and discussing the trinity. He makes the claim that his old work phone was logged in and the comment must have come from whoever was assigned that phone.

Anderson responded with this video, claiming that Martinez’s timing was off because of the account times not lining up.

Martinez posted this video, explaining the timing difference, and also sharing the text-message conversation from before Anderson posted the first video.

Finally, Martinez posted this video, where he calls his old company and speaks to the employee who got his phone, and tells how he was logged into Martinez’s account and he indeed had posted the comment. This reliably shows that Martinez did not post the comment.

A few comments posted on this final video:

As of right now, Anderson still has his false videos attacking Rick posted on his channel:

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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