Jose Maldonado Says I Never Was a Christian

Jose Maldonado Bruce Gerencser Pat Horner 1994

Jose Maldonado. Bruce Gerencser, Pat Horner, Somerset Baptist Church

Bruce Gerencser again says, β€œSince I do not believe the Bible to be the Word of God, and I no longer embrace the beliefs and teachings of the Christian faith, I am no longer a Christian. My deconversion came at the moment where I finally admitted to myself that I no longer believed the Bible to be the word of God.” He has consciously sealed his doom!

Pastor Jose Maldonado, from 2010 Sermon Series about Bruce Gerencser

Jose Maldonado is the pastor of Hillburn Drive Grace Baptist Church in San Antonio, Texas. I met Joe in 1993 when I preached atΒ  the annual Sovereign Grace Bible conference held at Community Baptist Church in Elmendorf, Texas. In the fall of 1993, Jose came to Ohio with Pat Horner, pastor of Community Baptist. The purpose of their visit was to hold a Sovereign Grace Bible Conference at the church I was pastoring, Somerset Baptist Church in Mt Perry, Ohio.

In late October of 1993, Horner called me and asked me to consider coming to Elmendorf to help him pastor Community. After a week or so of “seeking” the will of God on the matter, I turned his offer down. Several weeks later, in what can only be described as an emotional breakdown that I called, at the time, God speaking to me, I changed my mind, and in March of 1994, I packed up my family and we moved to Elmendorf, Texas.

In 2010, thanks to a member of Community Baptist Church alerting people about my defection from the faith, Maldonado preached a four-part sermon series about my deconversion. What follows is a short audio clip from Maldonado’s sermons. Enjoy!

If you have the stomach for it, you can listen to Apostasy and It’s Awful Consequences! on the Sermon Audio website.

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Part Four

If you would like to read the sermons and not listen to them, here are PDF transcriptions of the sermons.

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Part Four

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12 Comments

  1. przxqgl

    you were also never a goldfish, and that has about as much relevance to who you are now. πŸ˜‰

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  2. Steve

    Woww, I am sooooo envious, dude! An entire SERMON about you!! Sigh, I only dream of such things ….

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    1. Bruce Gerencser (Post author)

      4 sermons, Bro. πŸ™‚

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      1. Becky Wiren

        We know you’re special Bruce! πŸ˜‰ Sorry, I just couldn’t read or listen to this person. WHY they can’t preach without having to tear you down, is beyond me.

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        1. Byroniac

          As an ex-Calvinist, I find this tear-down rather mild coming from a fundy Calvinist, but it still made me sick to my stomach (at least figuratively).

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      2. Dale

        LOL! Bruce, you are being prideful!!

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      3. Byroniac

        1. I skimmed all four transcripts the other day and I almost felt sick to my stomach.
        2. I’m envious, Bruce. πŸ™‚

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      4. John Arthur

        Hi Bruce,

        Wow! 4 sermons. He must be really worried that your deconversion might lead other IFB members down the same path What he said could have been said in 1 sermon without mentioning you at all. I know you were famous in IFB circles, but this preacher seems dead scared of your move and its consequences for his congregation.

        By mentioning you, he made sure everyone knew of your departure from the faith,( if they didn’t know before), so maybe he might have inadvertently caused those in his church ( and others on the net) who were beginning to question some aspects of their faith to look up the debunking Christianity website and read for themselves exactly what you said in detail

        Shalom,

        John Arthur

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        Shalom,

        John Arthur

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  3. HeIsSailing

    Bruce, thank you for sharing this. It is terrible the way former friends have demonized us.

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  4. Parrish Tim

    WHY WOULD YOU CARE?

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    1. Bruce Gerencser (Post author)

      I care when people lie about me and they misrepresent my past. I care when people use their misrepresentations and lies to advance an agenda or cause psychological harm. Maldonado does all these things.

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  5. Brian

    Amurkan Christianity is fulfilling its ofundational design by hurling their loving hatred on Gerencser. I imagine most true Americans would take such a position against anyone who stood up and challenged the lie of patriotism too or the blind nationalism that allows people to accept their country is bringing peace to the world rather than wreaking havoc and murdering innocent people far and wide. There are things you are not allowed to oppose and sweet baby Jesus, if you do, will have your head. Those who do not agree with your beng trown to the lions will say that all those others do not understand sweet Jesus or the true and Christianity that they are trying so hard to live but the truth is, this is just another way that Christianity dupes the biped. Once a person agrees to basics, the evil human heart and the helplessness of humans, then anything at all goes. Gerencser is a fine example of Christianity at work, how it ruins a man during and beyond his statement of faith or lack of it. Maldonado is a thug, trying to maintain a kind of decorum while he hates for the cause. Fundamentalist Islam is exactly the same poison as IFB dogma. There is no essential difference I can garner. In another time and place, preacher Moldonado would have sadly supported your murder, Bruce. It would have been the only Biblically honest way of dealing with your falling away.

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