Arcbold Evan’s Works Based Gospel?

If you are a Christian it’s important to be in God’s Word everyday. You are accountable to what you take in and listen too. In a recent sermon done by Pastor Jesse Kahler, on September 17th he spoke about what it mean to be born again.

“When a person is born again by the very sprite of God we call that how they are saved. It’s something God does in a person, and has everything to do with their understanding or significance they give to Jesus Christ. His life, death, resurrection. When that becomes so significant to them and that’s how they are finding forgiveness of their sins, that’s what they are trusting in after death, we would say they have been born again. They become awaken to God.”

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This is a HUGE problem, because this IS another Gospel. One would have to ask one’s self. How much significance do you have to give to Jesus? How do I know Jesus’s life, death, and resurrection has become significant enough to be saved? This is what the Bible calls a different Gospel! This is a gospel based off of feelings, experience, and NO assurance. Considering Pastor Jesse uses terms such as “lean into,” “experience,” “feel,” “unleash” “it’s like,” “it’s as if,” in his sermons often, his seeker friendly “gospel” is based on feelings and not knowledge.

Galatians 1:6-9

I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.

Here is what it means to be Born Again!!!

How does that come to be? Ephesians 2:8-9 states, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.” When one is saved, he/she has been born again, spiritually renewed, and is now a child of God by right of new birth. Trusting in Jesus Christ, the One who paid the penalty of sin when He died on the cross, is the means to be “born again.” “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation: the old has gone, the new has come!” (2 Corinthians 5:17).

If you have never trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior, will you consider the prompting of the Holy Spirit as He speaks to your heart? You need to be born again. Will you pray the prayer of repentance and become a new creation in Christ today? “Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God” (John 1:12-13).

As you can read for yourself being born again has NOTHING to do with mustering up enough significance in Jesus, but everything to do with repentance and trust in Jesus as the perfect payment for your sins.

Archbold Evan Me Centered Doctrine

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James 3:11 Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.

The leadership at Archbold Evan has been a contention for many in our community. Some may think that I’m the only person who criticizes the leadership, but the more I talk to people the more I’m finding out that many have some serious concerns about how they handle God’s Word. My husband has reached out to the leadership and Jesse Kahler. Jesse did meet with him once, but the last two times has been nothing but the unwillingness to discuss what the Bible says.

Archbold’s Evan’s Claim

At AEC we focus on simply exposing what the Bible says in each passage while keeping in mind that all passages connect to the overarching story of the whole Bible.

The wording here is just weird. They simply “expose” what the Bible says. The word expose means to uncover or reveal something, or to uncover something. God’s Word, used in this way, implies that it’s a secrete or a mystery to be solved, or even scandalous. To me this is a manipulative way to handle God’s Word. When people use this type of method it can lead to the Bible being about you and your experiences rather than who God is and what He wants to tell us.


Expository preaching is a form of preaching that details the meaning of a particular text or passage of Scripture. It explains what the Bible means by what it says. Exegesis is technical and grammatical exposition, a careful drawing out of the exact meaning of a passage in its original context.

As I have mentioned before Evan uses a method call the Discovery Method, which is a man centered idea and not a biblical one. You can read about it here

The Discovery Bible Study MethodThe goal of the Discovery Bible Study is not to conduct a one-way Bible lesson, but instead to show students how they can learn from and make sense of Scripture and to introduce them to different Christian disciplines, such as worship, prayer, community, service, and accountability.

The Bible is a ONE WAY method of how we should be understanding God’s Word. God’s Word is Him speaking to us and praying is us speaking to HIM!! Here is some scriptures that tell you how to teach God’s Word.

Exodus 4:10-12 But Moses said to the Lord, “Oh, my Lord, I am not eloquent, either in the past or since you have spoken to your servant, but I am slow of speech and of tongue.” Then the Lord said to him, “Who has made man’s mouth? Who makes him mute, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Is it not I, the Lord? Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall speak.

2 Timothy 2:15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.

2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

2 Timothy 3:16 But avoid irreverent babble, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness,

1 Corinthians 2:14 And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual.

2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.

Here are just a few scriptures that tell us how to teach and preach God’s Word. No where in the Bible does it say to expose God’s Word as if is hidden.

Here are some scriptures that uses the word Expose

Ephesians 5:11 Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them

John 3:20 For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed.

The word expose in the Bible is about revealing darkness, wickness, and sin. As we reveal sin in the lives of people we call them to repentance and faith of the finished work of Jesus on the cross as an atonement for our sins.

This blog post is about EXPOSING the bad doctrine at Archbold Evangelical Church.

Dear Christians open up your Bibles and test what your pastor is saying to God’s Word. It is a way to worship the Lord in truth and in love as the Bible tells us to.

1 John 4:1  Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

This will be one in a series I will be doing about Archbold Evan. I pray this will be edifying and helpful. – Katie

John 17:17 Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.