danger to the church” (MacArthur’s Bible Study Guide,
Avoiding Spiritual Counterfeiters
, p. 17).”— Rick Miesel of
Biblical Discernment Ministries
MacArthur confesses that when he entered the ministry at Grace CommunityChurch
his main goal for the church was “not to lose too many people” but “tokeep the ones who were already there.”
Beloved, any man who enters theministry with
a goal is
on the wrong track. A preacher who enters the pulpit with a goal—‘not to lose too many people’, will
preach unsounddoctrine, for he knows full well that this is what will retain the members of his‘church’. Incidentally, such unsound doctrine does more than retain the nominalchurch-goer, it also attracts hypocrites of every sort who have an appetite for ear-tickling expository preaching. His winsome personality coupled with his eloquenceand oratory skills has enabled MacArthur to deceive multitudes with his erroneousteachings. Apart from his worldwide ministry he has a Church attendance of morethan seven thousand members on a Sunday morning, and when asked to commenton this, he simply says “I keep coming here on Sunday to preach, and all these people show up. Frankly I don’t know why. But
know why, and so does everytruly born-again child of God who has received light on II Tim. 4:2-4. In fact thisis one of the clearest proofs that MacArthur is a false prophet. [see Luke 6:26 andcompare with John 16:2]. The late William Parks B.A. of Openshaw said it well
Where ‘the Word’ is faithfully preached, no crowds or masses will be found”
Claiming to be a Champion of Reformed Orthodoxy, John MacArthur Jr., hassubtly smuggled into the Church the
entire cargo of Arminian Heresy.
He deniesthe total depravity of man and teaches that man has a “free-will” to either accept or reject the gospel.
Now, this is not a light matter. The whole gospel of the grace of God stands or falls by the way one understands the truth about ‘free-will’. All theleading protestants of the Reformation clearly understood and earnestly contendedfor the truth that salvation is “not of him that willeth” [Rom. 9:16]. They held thatthe doctrine of the ‘Bondage of the Will’ was the cornerstone of the gospel and thevery foundation of faith.He is an Arminian who denies the Total Depravity of man and insists that man possess a free-will to believe in Christ and be saved by a decision of his own. Sucha man directly repudiates
Words as found in John 1:13; 6:44; 8:36; Rom.9:16, and other passages. And where any teacher or preacher is unsound on these basic truths,
confidence must be placed on him on any other subject.
If he is allwrong at the foundations, his superstructure is bound to be faulty.