Why does Master's University have a new summer study program in Italy?
Hello brothers and sisters in Christ and fellow prayer partners,
We are finding more and more brethren are getting better at catching the subtle lies of John MacArthur. And I have to admit - I wouldn't be speaking out against him if he wasn't intentionally teaching falsehoods and then pretending what he said wasn't wrong - even twisting Scripture to do it. It's sad. Me and this team writing this have literally $1000s of dollars of his books, tapes and the Bibles with his name on it, as well as his Bible study research program for computers... and yet when he contradicts God's Word, we have had to stand with God's Word against him.
I think the most shocking statement
that he has ever said was that Christians in the Tribulation can and will have
to take the "mark of the beast" and yet still be saved. Here's his
" “Now, the question is, if you’re living in the Tribulation period, and you take this mark, in other words, you identify with the beast’s empire, will you still be able to be redeemed? And I think the answer to that is yes. Yes! Otherwise there would be no salvation of anybody in the end of the Tribulation; and you’ve got to have the salvation of folks in the end of the Tribulation. You’re gonna have the Jews redeemed. You’re gonna have, according to Revelation chapter 7, ‘An innumerable number of Gentiles redeemed, so many they can’t even be counted across the face of the earth.’ So I don’t think the fact that someone takes that is a sentence to, to permanency anymore than you being a part of this world system once in your life means you have to be a part of the system all your life. Well, especially when 144,000 don’t start their ministry till the second half. That’d make it a little tough.”…”
* Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdcauyKpPOU (and many others that you can find with a simple internet search or youtube search)
>> There you go. The Biblical errors in that statement alone are numerous. John knows he reversed the sequence of events in Revelation, and he knows that saints better not take the mark of the beast (666), and he knows that those who do identify with the beast's empire become demon-possessed, during the Tribulation. Did MacArthur ever retract this or apologize and clarify? No. He then had Phil Johnson put out some official story and changing of topic and they kept moving forward like nothing wrong had taken place. But, even if Mr. MacArthur (or Phil Johnson) cannot rightly divide the Word of God, you and I can. Scripture contradicts MacArthur on this false teaching in a total of four passages - all of them in the Book of Revelation, a Book that ends with a warning to anyone who intentionally alters the Word of God in this book. Here are those four passages.
“9 Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, ‘If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, 10 he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. 11 And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name’." (Revelation 14:9-11)
“2 So the first went and poured out his bowl upon the earth, and a foul and loathsome sore came upon the men who had the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image.” (Revelation 16:2)
“20 Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. These two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone. 21 And the rest were killed with the sword which proceeded from the mouth of Him who sat on the horse. And all the birds were filled with their flesh.” (Revelation 19:20-21)
“4 And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the Word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.” (Revelation 20:4)
Those are four clear passages that strongly warn against taking the "mark of the beast". Do we then conclude that John can't read or that he has never read those verses? No, John knows those verses and chose to reject those verses, saying evil words about them. John knows the danger of a teacher deliberately messing with the Book of Revelation. "18 For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this Book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this Book; 19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book." (Revelation 22:18-19) John MacArthur knows he made 2 serious errors in his statement and he didn't retract them. Why? We believe the reason is coming out more clearly in the past few years. John's growing boldness and carelessness in teaching things contradictory to God's Word shows that he knows he never repented of his sins and he doesn't want to repent. But he is mad that he is doomed and he wants to take as many people with him as he can. That is the only explanation that explains his stupid statements. This is a very big indictment against John. With this false teaching alone, John is in serious trouble with God.
But, sadly, adding to God's Word is not new to MacArthur. We have
seen/heard him do it at least one other time before, when he added to the Words
of Jesus when teaching on the Parable of the Prodigal Son. In that teaching on
this parable, John finishes Jesus' parable with the older son doing an
"honor killing" of the father. How dare John add to Jesus' parable.
And who does "honor killings"? The Muslims and the Vatican. Again -
how dare John add to Jesus' parable. Again, it looks like John knows that he is
going to Hell and he is mad at God, but John knows that he is living a worldly
lifestyle and he knows it was wrong to make secret promises to some evil secret
society(s) that he belongs to. Now his secret sins are going to ruin him. He
could repent - he knows what to do, but he doesn't want to. You can find the
MacArthur adding to Jesus' parable in that "teaching" here:
You can find other examples of alarming concerns in our previous articles with quotes and links, and verses from the Scriptures:
So, what about that new campus in Italy? Yes, you read that right - John MacArthur's "Master's University" (formerly "Master's College") has just launched a new abroad-study program (started 2016, first tour/studies in the summer of 2017). Where is it located? Florence, Italy. You say... okay, but that's not Rome. Ah, but let's just look at their own description.
The Master’s University in Italy is a new study abroad program, based in incomparably beautiful Italy! Our focus is to provide a unique, deeply biblical approach to intellectual history, grounded in the study of the European Renaissance and Reformation. Students will live in Florence for six weeks in the summer and earn twelve (12) undergraduate credits in a variety of General Education courses while deeply immersed in Italian culture and Renaissance history.
The modern world is the child of the Italian Renaissance. All modernist worldview issues were first fully formulated in the Renaissance, in both the sciences and the humanities. Florence, the city in which TMU in Italy will be based, is the cradle of the Renaissance and the birthplace of the modern world. It is the city of Dante, Petrarch, Giotto, Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Galileo, Boccaccio, Cimabue, Brunelleschi and Donatello, the Medici banking family, Botticelli, Savonarola, Machiavelli, Rossini. And, of course, Amerigo Vespucci—for whom America was named. With all this in mind, we have created a program grounded in the exploration of the dual questions “quid est homo?” (“what is Man?”) asked by the Italian Renaissance Christian Humanist scholars , and the related biblical question “what is man that Thou art mindful of him?” (Psalm 8)..."
* Source: http://www.masters.edu/italy
>> Short Notes: Amazing mis-use of a Bible verse, not to mention that it's used out of context about the coming of the Messiah. But there's more to look at here.
> More short notes: That list of names... wow! We can safely assume that because these places and people are mentioned that they are going to be discussed... but for most of them, we are asking - why? So, let's look at them. One quick note: "humanist" means they loved the sins and pleasures and trinkets of this life, and had no care for God and the Bible.
> Dante was a man steeped in the lies of Greek and Roman mythology - it shows up very well in his supposed explanation of Hell in his "Inferno" poem. It contradicts everything the Bible teaches on Hell and the eternal Lake of Fire, including Jesus' own words.
> Petrarch was a self-proclaimed "humanist" who was raised and/or attended a Catholic "church".
> Giotto was a well-known painter of frescoes in Catholic buildings, trying to glorify man.
> Michelangelo was a man who painted and made sculptures for the Vatican "churches" - quite a few of his paintings and carvings contained very indecent and immodest art work (some would call it plainly "porn" and they'd be right).
> Da Vinci was a famous artist who could do all sorts of artwork - some decent, some not. He is also known for the painting of the "Last Supper" which contradicts Scripture in a few ways. He was a favorite artist of Rome.
> Galileo was a freemason and smart scientist and researcher, but not a Bible believer. He viewed God's Word as a source of science and wisdom, but not more.
> Giovanni Boccaccio was a humanist and friend of Petrarch. He was an Italian poet who loved mythology.
> Girolamo Savonarola was a Vatican "friar" who somewhat opposed Rome's teachings, but stopped short (from what I could find) of turning people back to reading the Bible for themselves or helping and teaching them to do so.
> Niccolo Machiavelli was an Italian ruler, and among other things - a humanist and idolized at least one Roman dictator (Cincinnatus).
> Cimabue was an Italian painter who painted things for the Roman religion in Florence, glorifying man's religion.
> Brunelleschi was an designer and architect who designed at least one Vatican cathedral in Florence, Italy.
> Donatello was an Italian carving of sculptures - some decent, some not. He made some sculptures for Roman Catholic "churches".
> The Medici family was a crime family who stole money in clever ways to become wealthy starting in the 1100 to the 1600s. They funded the Vatican and had 3 family members as "popes", as well as other royalty positions. They were a notoriously evil family - why would anyone honor them?
> Sandro Botticelli was an Italian painter who painted for the Vatican system and loved to paint mythology scenes. He is known for his very indecently and immodestly depicted art.
> Gioachino Rossini wrote Italian opera music. I saw nothing that stood out for the Bible or the Vatican.
> Amerigo Vespucci was Catholic, and simply put he was an Italian explorer and map-maker. A version of his name was applied to the new land - America.
> Conclusion - none of these were followers of Christ, nor leaders that are respectable men of the Bible.
Romans 1 reminds us what
"humanism" is doing and what these men are doing:
"22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things. 24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen." (Romans 1:22-25)
So, why? Why is this the "curriculum" and why are these "classical" works given more importance than the Bible, in a course that pretends to give a "Biblical perspective" in the areas that supposed started the "Enlightenment" or "Renaissance"? Why would they give 12 credits for a six-week summer class? There is so much trash in those six weeks that the students who go through it will not be able to pull out all of the lies and weeds.
The site also explains further about
this new location for this summer study program:
We will be living in a lovely Medieval/Renaissance period villa in Florence with trips to Rome, Venice, and Pisa, as well as extensive time spent in museums, palaces, classical-era ruins, Renaissance gardens, the Vatican museum and libraries, and the famous Mediterranean Coast."
* Source: http://www.masters.edu/italy
>> You probably noticed that Rome was on the list, and so is the Vatican museum... wow! Does John MacArthur know this - did he approve it? Absolutely! You see, since 1985, MacArthur has held the president position of the "Master's College" and he officially started the "Master's Seminary" within a year of becoming president of Master's College (now called "Master's University", something that happened in 2017). Both college and seminary are accredited by the Rockefeller's "higher-learning" accreditation corporations. But, that's not the only thing that caught our attention and caused more alarm.
The site explains the topics to be
"Lower Division Gen-Ed courses
English Literature I; American Literature II (for Literature Survey credit)
World History II (for history credit)
Art History of the Western World (for Introduction to Music and Art credit)
Other courses may apply
Upper Division Tutorials
Literature courses: Virgil (Aeneid); Homer (Iliad and/or Odyssey); Shakespeare; Milton; Dante; Romanticism; Ovid and Classical Mythology; The Life, Influences and Writings of Robert and Elizabeth Browning
History credit: Renaissance Cultural History; European Intellectual History; History of Ancient Rome
Theology: Reformation Historical Theology; Christian Worldview
Language: Introductory Latin; Introductory Italian
Communications/Writing: Travel Writing"
* Source: http://www.masters.edu/italy
You can read about it from one
student's perspective here (all of these have bits of different details):
The faculty for this new study-abroad program are Esther Chua and Grant Horner. You can find their profiles here - Grant's profile is very concerning. Mr. Grant is the founder of this new study program.
Here's just a clip of Grant Horner's
B.A., York College
M.A., University of Alabama
PhD, Claremont University
Additional Ph.D. work at Duke University and University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Founder of The Master's University in Italy
Professor Grant Horner’s academic specialty is the literature, theology and philosophy of the Renaissance and Reformation, with primary concentration in Milton, Shakespeare, Erasmus, Luther, Calvin and late sixteenth and seventeenth century intellectual and cultural history. His research and writing has focused on Christian Humanism in the Reformation, particularly the complex relationship between developing Reformed thought and Classical Graeco-Roman pagan mythology and philosophy. At Duke University he was taught and mentored by Stanley Fish, America’s leading literary theorist. He has worked on the citation of classical Greek and Latin authorities by Renaissance writers, published on theology and the arts, and recently completed a full-length work on John Milton and John Calvin. His first book, “Meaning at the Movies” on film and theology (Crossway, 2010) was an Amazon bestseller and nominated for Book of the Year in Christianity and Culture by the Book Retailers Association. His second book, “John Milton, Classical Learning, and the Progress of Virtue” was published by Classical Academic Press in 2015. Two shorter books are under contract and forthcoming in summer 2017: one on Dracula, and another on Paradise Lost.
Professor Horner is the Founder and Director of The Master’s University in Italy Program, a six-week summer intensive study abroad semester. Students live in an ancient villa in the city that was the birthplace of the modern world in the Renaissance: beautiful Florence. We also spend time in Rome and Venice...
Horner was named “Professor of the Year” in May 2001, his second year at The Master’s University, and again in 2007. He has taught at the University of Alabama and UNC-Chapel Hill, and was appointed Hudson Strode Scholar in Renaissance Studies (1994-96) at UA. At Master’s, Professor Horner teaches courses on Medieval and Renaissance literature, Film Studies, Shakespeare, Milton, John Calvin, Poetry and Poetics, Comedy, Critical Theory, Western Art History, Epic, Classical Christian Humanism, and Classical Latin. He is an Alcuin Fellow in the Society for Classical Learning. He holds an appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor of Latin at Fuller Seminary, and works in early printed books and rare manuscripts at The Huntington Library..."
* Source: https://www.masters.edu/faculty/grant-horner
>> Short notes: Why does the college/university that MacArthur runs have a guy who teaches such blatant secularism and anti-Biblical stuff? The Renaissance? That was anti-Biblical, not pro-Biblical. And Shakespeare? He was just the man who portrayed the scripts written by Knights Templar Sir Francis Bacon (part of the royal family in Britain) - but the scripts are completely pagan, and advocate and/or at least excuse sexual immorality and witchcraft as okay, or at least "normal" and reject the God of the Bible, carefully portraying a world with God and without the instantaneous consequences on sin (Galatians 6:7-9)... So, why is Shakespeare even mentioned? Another concern is Mr. Horner's training at UN Chapel Hill. UNC stands for University of South Carolina, and the Chapel Hill campus is the same campus that anti-Biblical professors such as Bart Ehrman teach at. Bart is known for his absurd lies against the Bible and active satanic work to turn people from reading and trusting the Word of God and studying it for themselves. Bart is inspired by demons and writes such "scholarly" and blasphemous books whose titles tell you the whole point of the book. Some of his titles are:
"Forged: Writing in the Name of God--Why the Bible’s Authors Are Not Who We Think They Are"
"Lost Christianities: The Battles for Scripture and the Faiths We Never Knew"
"Lost Scriptures: Books that Did Not Make It into the New Testament"
"Jesus Before the Gospels: How the Earliest Christians Remembered, Changed, and Invented Their Stories of the Savior"
"Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why"
"Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (And Why We Don't Know About Them)"
"How Jesus Became God : the Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher from Galilee"
And his latest satanic writing: "The Triumph of Christianity: How a Forbidden Religion Swept the World"
If you were to read any of them, as we have read some here and there, you would quickly notice the intentional falsehoods of Mr. Ehrman who is *trying* to insult the Bible and make it say things he wants it to, to turn people away from the Scriptures. He isn't even trying to "critically analyze" them, he's just trying to slander them. So... why is this professor (Grant Horner) who learned from Bart and his friends - teaching at Master's University? And why did he get "Teacher of the Year" in 2001 and 2007? Why does he have the okay from MacArthur and his team? Also, why does John quote Bart Ehrman four times in his book called "Slave"?
On the concern about the
"nudity" of statues and art in Italy, the site said this:
"What should students consider about being exposed to art forms that include nudity?
Throughout the Italy program students will be exposed to many forms of art, including representations of the human form. Sometimes, this includes nudity. We understand that in humans’ fallen state, nudity is shameful and can sear a Christian’s conscience. We don’t want to hurt any student’s conscience and if a student thinks he or she will be tempted by the nudity represented in the art all over Italy, then the student should not participate in TMU in Italy. If the student is not sure, the student can meet with Professors Chua and Horner."
>> Short notes: WOW! just wow... No care to say that this indecent artwork is wrong according to God's Word. Just an attitude of if it "offends" you, then you "might not want to come." Really? Wow. God's Word says this: "18 Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body." (1st Corinthians 6:18) Fleeing sexual immorality includes fleeing porn or other things that would cause you to fall into sexual immorality - hating and fleeing the sin. God explains it more in 1st Thessalonians 5: "21Test all things; hold fast what is good. 22Abstain from every form of evil." (1st Thessalonians 5:21-22)
The Book of Jude condemns John MacArthur *and* Grant Horner, because everything they are doing in Italy is in violation in multiple of ways, described by Jude.
"8 Likewise also these dreamers defile the flesh, reject authority, and speak evil of [angelic] dignitaries... 10 But these speak evil of whatever they do not know; and whatever they know naturally, like brute beasts, in these things they corrupt themselves. 11 Woe to them! For they have gone in the way of Cain, have run greedily in the error of Balaam for profit, and perished in the rebellion of Korah. 12 These are spots in your love feasts, while they feast with you without fear, serving only themselves. They are clouds without water, carried about by the winds; late autumn trees without fruit, twice dead, pulled up by the roots; 13 raging waves of the sea, foaming up their own shame; wandering stars for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever... 16 These are grumblers, complainers, walking according to their own lusts; and they mouth great swelling words, flattering people to gain advantage. 17 But you, beloved, remember the words which were spoken before by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ: 18 how they told you that there would be mockers in the last time who would walk according to their own ungodly lusts. 19 These are sensual persons, who cause divisions, not having the [Holy] Spirit." (Jude verses 8, 10-13, 16-18)
And, God condemns John and Grant through Peter:
"4 For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down to Hell and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment; 5 and did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, one of eight people, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood on the world of the ungodly; 6 and turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, making them an example to those who afterward would live ungodly; 7 and delivered righteous Lot, who was oppressed by the filthy conduct of the wicked 8 (for that righteous man, dwelling among them, tormented his righteous soul from day to day by seeing and hearing their lawless deeds)— 9 then the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations and to reserve the unjust under punishment for the day of judgment, 10 and especially those who walk according to the flesh in the lust of uncleanness and despise authority. They are presumptuous, self-willed...
12 But these, like natural brute beasts made to be caught and destroyed, speak evil of the things they do not understand, and will utterly perish in their own corruption, 13 and will receive the wages of unrighteousness, as those who count it pleasure to carouse in the daytime. They are spots and blemishes, carousing in their own deceptions while they feast with you, 14 having eyes full of adultery and that cannot cease from sin, enticing unstable souls. They have a heart trained in covetous practices, and are accursed children. 15 They have forsaken the right way and gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Beor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness; 16 but he was rebuked for his iniquity: a dumb donkey speaking with a man’s voice restrained the madness of the prophet. 17 These are wells without water, clouds carried by a tempest, for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever.
18 For when they
speak great swelling words of emptiness, they allure through the lusts of the
flesh, through lewdness, the ones who have actually escaped from those who live
in error. 19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are slaves of
corruption; for by whom a person is overcome, by him also he is brought into
bondage. 20 For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through
the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in
them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the beginning. 21 For
it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness,
than having known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered to them. 22
But it has happened to them according to the true proverb: 'a dog returns to
his own vomit', and, 'a sow, having washed, to her wallowing in the mire.'" (2nd Peter
Many people have been fooled by John MacArthur for a long time. Why? Because MacArthur got notoriety among Christians, because he sounded like us - but he didn't live like us. it's odd that right now Macarthur is becoming more bold in showing what he really believes and even slipping and saying more as he adds to Scripture. From the best that we can tell, the hidden hierarchy behind the "evangelical machine" (the NWO leaders and the Vatican) keep giving commands to the 501c3s here in America to move more toward Rome and away from the Bible, and these 501c3s have to obey these secret orders or face the harassment and/or loss of their 501c3 status and/or their degrees from Rockefeller-run colleges and/or Rockefeller-accredited colleges, etc. So, the whole group of corporate "churches" is sliding downhill and more toward sin together - making the wide gap between them and honest Christians more clear, so much so that the home-church movement keeps growing in numbers and spiritual maturity and has done so since the 1980s.
But, some may ask - hasn't MacArthur spoken out against Rome? The answer is - almost, but no. If you do much study of the articles or listen to many of the audios on John MacArthur's websites (gracechurch.org and gty.org), you can find that MacArthur and his team do talk about Roman Catholicism and how it is wrong doctrinally... but they are very careful to tiptoe up to the line (but never cross) into calling Rome's "church" and teachings what Jesus and Scripture would call them -- wolves in sheep's clothing, flattering the simple-minded and rebellious to get their money and life-long support. But, to explain more on how clearly God talks about the Roman Vatican itself, all we have to do is look in the Book of Revelation. "3 So he [the angel] carried me away in the [Holy] Spirit into the wilderness. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. 4 The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication. 5 And on her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. 6 I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And when I saw her, I marveled with great amazement." (Revelation 17:3-6) That's God Himself calling the religious establishment during the Tribulation that controls all of the world religions (the Vatican) and yet pretends to be good... but is guilty of murdering the saints and servants of God - yes, God calls that "woman" a spiritual and sexually immoral harlot, drunk with the blood of the saints and full of every vile sin. Yes, brethren, THAT is what God calls the Vatican... why is MacArthur too afraid to plainly quote the whole counsel of the Word of God? I mean, he proclaims himself to be the top Bible expert and Bible teacher in the country and boasts a following of many millions around the world... and yet he can't seem to read and rightly interpret the "whole counsel of the Word of God". Let that sink in for a minute. That's the real John MacArthur - elegant, brilliant, scholarly - full of empty words that don't match God's Word. That's sad. I have seen this first-hand - I followed him for 15 years... only years later did I realize that Jesus was right and more deeply what Jesus meant when He said: "Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for so did their fathers to the false prophets." (Luke 6:26)
I know some will reply - "But Steven, he sounds so good! If he's not teaching the full counsel of the Word of God, what is he doing?" Good question, and one that needs a good answer. I don't think we have the time and space to prove this point with multiples of quotes and examples, but if you look up his articles on "Scripture, Tradition and Rome" (6 parts) and look up his "Scripture-Twisting Tradition" and sermons like those from his "5-Solas" Series, you will immediately notice what he is doing. He's quoting latin phrases and some long-winded scholarly "historical positions" on what he calls "doctrine" as though they are Biblical doctrine, and then he spends his time defending those as "Biblical doctrines" against the Roman Catholic "position"... and yet, MacArthur and his team are making sure not to go so far as to call all of the Vatican's lying leaders as the wolves that they are. Meaning? He argues over what he calls "doctrine" instead of training people to delve deeper into the Scriptures. That's why he's not 100% honest in his teachings - he refuses to come to the conclusions that Scripture does, while pretending to not care about popularity with people. Oh and he likes to tell stories - people love stories, especially when they are devoid of the fear of the Lord which is the start and beginning of wisdom. That's who MacArthur is. Deny error, keep moving and keep raking in the cash worldwide... it's quite the scam for being a "humble" pastor who makes almost or over $1Million paycheck per year selling mostly good teachings for good profit. Jesus did sell His teachings and never would (even today), and neither did (or would) His disciples. Remember, God had Paul teach the example: "For we are not, as so many, peddling the word of God; but as of sincerity, but as from God, we speak in the sight of God in Christ." (2nd Corinthians 2:17)
* Source: http://www.incpu.org/1.1-million-dollar-preacher.htm
* Also here: http://www.incpu.org/concerns-on-JohnM.htm
Many people have been approaching and graciously correcting John MacArthur for many years - even some around the 1980s. He and his team have been approached and yet they refuse to correct their false teaching or apologize and take it down. They just pretend that what they're saying isn't wrong and they keep getting worse and worse together.
>> What about the Matthew 18 process? Great question! Let's look at that.
If you do any simple internet search, you will find that many people have approached MacArthur and done at least one of the steps of Matthew 18. Let's review the four steps of Matthew 18, before we get to our conclusion.
“15 Moreover if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother. 16 But if he will not hear, take with you one or two more, that ‘by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.’ 17 And if he refuses to hear them, tell it to the church. But if he refuses even to hear the church, let him be to you like a heathen and a tax collector. 18 Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in Heaven. 19 Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in Heaven. 20 For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.” (Matthew 18:15-20)
So to review those verses briefly, notice there are 4 steps to this process:
1) If a brother or sister in Christ (or someone who claims to be in Christ and insists on being in Jesus’ Church), sins against the believers – go and talk to this person and confront them with their wrong actions, offenses and sins between you and him (or her) alone.
2) If that brother in Christ (or false brother in Jesus’ Church) refuses to listen to that one person leading toward a genuine repentance and correcting of their errors, lies, sins, etc – then take 1 or 2 witnesses with you and go talk to him again together reasoning with him and calling him to repent.
3) If that brother in Christ (or false brother in Jesus’ Church) refuses to listen to you and then refuses to listen to you and your witnesses, then go tell it to the Church – that is the “Ekklesia” the gathering of believers. This application of Church as the gathering of believers has a local or city-wide or even nation-wide aspect to it depending on what position the person holds in leadership of Jesus’ Church and how many problems he is creating with his sin. So step three is to have the gathering of believers plead with this man to repent.
4) Then, lastly, if this brother in Christ (or false brother) refuses to listen to you, then to you and other witnesses, then to the entire gathering of believers who are affected - even after everyone has tried to reason with him and explained the damage caused by his sin and he has refused to listen, repent, and change – then communicate with him as an unbeliever, pagan, and tax-collector. Why? Because this “brother” has refused to listen to Jesus’ words, and to the Holy Spirit speaking through those who fear the Lord, follow Christ, and heed Jesus’ words. He is not only rejecting men of God, he is rejecting God. So, treat him as what he is acting as (or actually is) – an unbeliever, heathen and deceitful man. And notice that when God inspires people to take a Biblical stand against sin, God takes action too… to help get the facts out so that the problem can be resolved and does not continue to hinder the message of the gospel of Jesus and the maturing process of His Church.
We think this should already be clear, but if not - let us clarify it. All of the leaders involved with Master's College/University and Master's Seminary (many are on the boards of both college and seminary) are working with MacArthur and Phil Johnson and their team. And all of them cover for each other. Many average Bible-readers have caught them in false teaching and lies. And yet, no one went to step four to quit calling them by honorable titles - of president, dean, professor or pastor.
So, how do we do step four, as Jesus taught it? Well, as usual, it’s going to take a team. So, if you are at Grace Community Church or at Master's College/University or at Master's Seminary – start (or keep) taking notes, and share or publish them, calling out the violations of Scripture that God allows you to see. If you are not at Moody, watch for what you can catch that needs to be called out for correction publicly. And above all – pray! God knows how to help those who fear Him and are close enough to these evil leaders to stop them, to help those accountability people to do so. And those are the God-fearing leaders that God considers to be the true leaders of the Church – those who direct toward righteousness. God will support us and back us up in visible ways by His work to show the truth of each matter. And those who want to be part of what God is doing will help and pray and support with whatever gifts God has given them.
Do you believe that the Word of God is God’s Words? We know you do. Do you believe that God blesses His children when they act in obedience to His Word? Then we should do that in faith. Do you recognize that these people have given their firm answer against God quietly? You need to believe them when they confirm again and again that they hate God’s ministry and are trying to silence the Bible and the gospel of Jesus. Do you believe that these people are wrong and that it’s been shown? We know you do. So, what did Jesus tell us in Matthew 18:15-20 to do? Treat them as unbelievers and tax-collectors, not president, board of directors, professors, etc. If you obey God’s Word, what do you think God will do? Hint – 2nd Timothy 3:8-9 – “Now as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds disapproved concerning the faith; but they will progress no further, for their folly will be made known to all as theirs also was.” (2 Timothy 3:8-9)
Another huge concern: Paul Washer just recently (2018) intertwined his ministry (Heartcry) with MacArthur's Master's College and Master's Seminary. Paul has spoken at MacArthur's Shepherd's Conference and even at his seminary. Does Paul (and his team) know that MacArthur has a direct line and partnership with Florence and Rome? Does that bother Paul Washer? Because if it doesn't, then the bold fiery Bible preacher we once all knew... is no longer, and has fallen to bowing to Rome and the Vatican. This is both huge and serious and needs to be addressed by many. Would you consider writing Paul Washer and plead with him to re-consider partnering so closely with a Roman-connected "Bible" college? Please? Thank you to everyone who does!
Another reason this direct working
with Italy (and Rome) has us very concerned is because it's happening in places
all across the US. It is very concerning to us that the Jesuits are in
full-invasion and over-take mode. Do you realize that the Jesuits are working
to dismantle and/or shut down Moody Bible Institute? You can more on that here:
* And you can find more of that on the website: www.restorembi.com/web.htm
What's worse is that we also have a Jesuit pretending to be president of the United States right now - Donald Trump, whom MacArthur said to vote for because his "coalition" was supposedly better. Yeah, it's that bad - here's the direct quote, from Washington Times own article... fascinating...
"... Watch the entire video below (14 minutes), but here’s a quote from about the 4-minute mark:
'But we also understand this. That God has designed human government. And Romans 13 tells us what His design is. God has designed human government and given human government ultimate authority for two purposes. To protect those who do good and punish those who do evil. That is the role of government. Anything beyond that is invented by men. …so you can have order and civilization in a culture.
'So you really only have one question to ask. You’re not voting for persons. You’re voting for coalitions. The person at the head of it, that is running for the office of President, is the public relations agent for the coalition behind it.
'So your question is this—which party, which coalition, which collection of leaders and influencers will uphold God’s design for government?
'Most people in human history haven’t had a chance to weigh in on that. They get what they get.
'…So having said that, let me say this. No Christian can vote for a coalition—an earthly, powerful, social, political machine—that reverses that. That sets out to punish those who do good and protect those who do evil. When you see that, it’s pretty clear who to vote for.
'The current pattern of the Democratic Party is trending in the reverse direction of God’s design for Government...' "
* Source: https://vimeo.com/190474131
As for Donald Trump, you can find the
evidence that he is a Jesuit (or Jesuit agent) here:
Thank you for watching and praying for the country and for fellow followers of Christ. Please keep doing so, and please consider sharing this with your friends, so they too can be aware of this huge concern in MacArthur's activities.
~ Watching, Preaching, Praying,
your growing bro, SH with the INCPU and FEDBP ministry teams