Is John MacArthur a Mormon? You Decide!
Lordship Salvation (in layman's terms) is the teaching that a person must
try really hard to stop sinning as a part of saving-faith. This is Satan's
gospel. In the Biblical gospel of free-grace, the burden rests completely
upon Christ Jesus, Who bore our sins upon Himself at Calvary. In the
perverted gospel of Lordship Salvation which John MacArthur, Ray Comfort,
Kirk Cameron and Paul Washer teach, the burden rests largely upon the sinner
(who is told they cannot be saved unless they try really hard to stop
sinning). You don't have to take my word for it, you can read these
heretic's words for yourself...
Here's the garbage theology of Dr. John MacArthur which says...
“Don’t believe anyone who
says it’s easy to become a Christian. Salvation for sinners cost God His own
Son; it cost God’s Son His life, and it’ll cost you the same thing.
Salvation isn’t gained by reciting mere words. Saving faith transforms the
heart, and that in turn transforms behavior. Faith’s fruit is seen in
actions, not intentions. There’s no room for passive spectators: words
without actions are empty and futile.” [emphasis added]
Dr. John MacArthur, Grace To You, an
updated quote from his book 'Hard To Believe', page 93.
Is John MacArthur a Mormon? As with Lordship
Salvationists, Mormons believe that salvation is a process that comes from a
life lived in obedience to God. Here is what Mormons believe about repentance...
repent we need to recognize and feel sorry for what
we’ve done wrong,
whatever is possible to repair the damage it may
have caused, and to leave our sinful behavior behind.
Repentance can be difficult
and requires a lot of honesty, but the joy and
freedom we feel when we turn away from our sins are
well worth the effort. Because Christ suffered for
our sins, we can be forgiven when we repent. That’s
why the Atonement is so important to all of us."
Christ | Mormon.org
Notice that Mormons say “repentance can be difficult,” just as
John MacArthur's book titled “HARD TO BELIEVE.” In sharp contrast, the Bible
teaches 2nd Corinthians 11:3, “But I fear, lest by any means, as the
serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted
from the SIMPLICITY THAT IS IN CHRIST.” The Bible teaches that salvation
is simple in Christ. Mormons preach ANOTHER JESUS, ANOTHER GOSPEL AND
ANOTHER SPIRIT that are all of the Devil.
These are damnable gospels; not Biblically sound teachings. In
sharp contrast to the demonic teachings of MacArthur and Mormonism, the Word
of God teaches that salvation is IMMEDIATE. The Bible teaches that salvation
is a new birth, a spiritual birth, a second birth.
Like MacArthur, Mormons teach that salvation comes from a life
lived in obedience to God. Here's another quote from the Mormon website...
follow His example and live according to His words,
we will feel our faith growing until it becomes an
active force in our lives, helping us repent of our
sins and deal with our challenges. Faith in Jesus
Christ isn’t a simple declaration of belief—it is a
source of power we can renew every day by studying
His words, praying, and by trying harder to follow
His example. [emphasis added]
Christ | Mormon.org follow his example.
Heresy! This negates the gift of God.
Romans 4:5 plainly teaches, “But to him that worketh not, but
believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for
righteousness.” Mormons ignore and disregard Romans 4:5. Salvation is
without works of self-righteousness. The man who believes on Christ is
saved, because his faith is COUNTED for righteousness. I tell you plainly
that Mormonism is straight out of the pits of Hell.
By the way, Mormonism is rooted in the occult of Freemasonry, because
Mormon's founder was a 33rd degree Freemason. Many of the Mormon rituals are
identical to those in the Masonic temple. Literally, Freemasonry is a
generational satanic plot (spanning back centuries) to set up the Beast
system, aka, the New World Order of the coming Antichrist. The god of this
Lucifer, as stated by
(the most infamous leader of
and by the Bible itself (2nd Corinthians 4:4).
The Mysterious All-Seeing-Eye.
Being born-again is NOT a process. It's a new birth, a second
birth, a spiritual birth. Salvation is a supernatural miracle of God in
response to our faith. John 1:12-13, “But as many as received him, to
them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on
his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the
flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.”
Lordship Salvation Is Rooted In A False Understanding Of Repentance
I certainly don't believe that MacArthur is a Mormon, but his
flawed understanding of repentance closely resembles that of the Mormon
religious cult. The Jehovah's Witnesses also share
a similar perverted understanding of the doctrine of repentance. And
let's not leave out the religious false cult of
Seventh Day Adventism. The Bible teaches us to “REPENT YE, AND BELIEVE
THE GOSPEL” in Mark 1:15. Notice that the object of repentance is to
“believe.” The Bible does NOT say to repent and turn from sins to be saved.
Some old-time preachers say to “turn from sin” to be saved.
They are sincerely referring to John 3:20, where Jesus said
“For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the
light, lest his deeds should be reproved.” The Lord taught that love
for sin hinders men from coming to Christ to be saved. So when the old-time
preachers, like Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) said to “renounce” every sin
as a condition to be saved, they simply meant to confess one's sinnership.
That's all that God requires to be saved, that is, that you come as an
acknowledged guilty sinner, believing upon the gospel of Jesus Christ for
the forgiveness of sins. Careful analysis of Spurgeon's sermons plainly
evidences that Spurgeon DIDN'T believe in Lordship
Salvation. Nor did Pastor Harry A. Ironside
In sharp contrast, there are false prophets today who teach
something totally different than the Bible and the old-time preachers who
believed the Bible. There's a vast false doctrinal movement today who teach
“Lordship Salvation,” which is the false doctrine that a person cannot be
saved by merely admitting their sinfulness and believing that Jesus died on
the cross, was buried for three days, and then raised up miraculously. Jack
Chick in his popular cartoon literature teaches that admitting one's
sinnership is NOT ENOUGH to be saved. Mr. Chick adds an additional step
which requires a person to “BE WILLING TO TURN FROM SIN,” which he
understands to mean repentance. Remember, this is an additional step beyond
admitting that you are a sinner.
Jack Chick says that you must
be willing to stop living a sinful lifestyle to be saved. Ray Comfort
teaches that you have to actually do it, but Jack Chick says you have to BE
WILLING to do it. That's like saying, “You can borrow my lawnmower if you're
willing to fill the fuel tank.” Clearly, I have implied that I expect you to
fill the fuel tank before you return it.
Chick Tracts prevent many people
from coming to Christ to be saved, who think God won't save them unless they
are willing to stop shacking-up in fornication with a mate, or cease from
some other sin(s). The truth, Biblically, is that God will save ANYBODY who
wants to be saved, just so long as you sincerely admit that you are a woeful
sinner in need of Christ's redemption.
Most people believe that a man named Jesus once lived and
died, but very few believe that Christ rose from the dead by a supernatural
miracle of God. If Christ is dead, then the cross was in vain. 1st
Corinthians 15:14, “And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain,
and your faith is also vain.” Do you believe that Jesus rose from
THE DEAD? The gospel according to 1st Corinthians 15:1-4 is that Jesus DIED,
was BURIED and RESURRECTED three days later. Repentance is necessary for
salvation, but the Biblical meaning of repent is simply a change of mind. If
YOU believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God Who died, was buried
and raised up from the dead to pay for YOUR sins, then you have repented.
Repentance and belief happen simultaneously, not separately. This is why the
words “believe” and “believed” are mentioned 85 times in the Gospel Of John,
but the word “repent” is not found even once. Yet, do NOT make the mistake
of saying that repentance is not necessary for salvation, because Mark 1:15
says, “REPENT YE, AND BELIEVE THE GOSPEL.”
In Biblical Salvation the Burden Rests 100%
Upon Jesus Christ!
The Biblical gospel is much different, freely received by
faith in Christ...
20:31, “But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the
Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through
Corinthians 15:1-4, “Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel
which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye
stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached
unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you
first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our
sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he
rose again the third day according to the scriptures.”
The gospel is so simple... Jesus died, was buried and rose for
our sins (1st Corinthians 15:1-4). Do you believe? You must come as a
hell-deserving sinner, for why else would you need a Savior? Receive Jesus
now, believing that He is the Christ, the Son of God and you will be saved
eternally. That is God's PROMISE (Titus 1:2).
It's not hard to believe!
For John MacArthur to teach that salvation comes from a life lived in obedience and
service to Christ, sinfully boasts that salvation comes from something that
man does (Ephesians 2:8-9). Whereas Roman Catholics say to DO GOOD WORKS
to be saved; Calvinists and Lordship Salvationists say to NOT DO BAD WORKS
to be saved. BOTH are false gospels centering around WORKS for salvation, but
Romans 4:5 tell us that salvation is to him that WORKETH NOT. The
Bible says that salvation is “not of yourselves... not of works, lest any man
should boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9).
Ray Comfort teaches the same junk theology as MacArthur. On page 1233 of
THE EVIDENCE BIBLE,
under the section titled, “False Converts,” Evangelist Ray Comfort
"Many will say to me in that
day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name? and in your name
have cast out devils? and in your name have done many wonderful works?
And then will I profess to them, I never knew you: depart from me, you
that work iniquity (Matthew 7:21-23). This is why we must forsake
traditional quick-fix evangelism..."
Source: THE EVIDENCE
BIBLE, by Ray Comfort, pg. 1233; 2003, Bridge-Logos Publishers,
Ray Comfort does “err, not knowing the
scriptures” (Matthew 22:29) concerning Matthew 7:22-23. Mr. Comfort
would errantly lead us to believe that the religious group in Matthew
7:22-23 were not saved because of “quick fix” evangelism, but that is not
the truth at all. In fact, the “quick fix” of trusting Jesus Christ is
exactly what they needed. If you know that you're a sinner and trust upon
the name of Jesus, believing that He is the Christ (Who died, was buried and
rose again), then you are saved my friend (Acts 10:43; John 20:31; Galatians
Paul Washer errantly teaches...
“But if you profess to
have gone through the narrow gate, and yet you live in the broad way ...
just like all the other people who are carnal and wicked ... the Bible
wants you to know that you should be terribly, terribly afraid — you
know not God.” (time: 24:37 in video)
God hates the false teachings of Paul Washer!
Biblical salvation is based upon the love of God (1st John 3:16) and not
upon one's willingness to depart from sin. What Paul Washer is teaching is
evil to the core. Paul Washer is heard around the world by millions of
people, many of whom live in constant fear because of Washer's teachings.
You just read it for yourself...
wants you to know that you should be terribly, terribly afraid — you
know not God.”
Paul Washer's gospel is arbitrary, conditional,
uncertain... how much sin means that a person who trusts Christ is not
really saved? All three of these men are
Calvinists. John MacArthur
boasts of being a 5-point Calvinist (but he's a 5-point heretic!). Ray Comfort doesn't
believe that God loves sinners. That's the same garbage theology that John
Calvin, Fred Phelps and John MacArthur teach. Yes, the "God Hates Homos"
hateful preacher from Kansas who's all over the news is a staunch Calvinist!!! I
tell you, Calvinism is of the Devil. And so is Arminianism. Jesus commanded
for us to SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES (John 5:39); not read the
writings of flawed men such as John Calvin and Jacob Arminius. Neither man
was doctrinally correct in all their teachings.
John MacArthur, Kirk Cameron, Ray Comfort and
Paul Washer all teach garbage theology!!!
So what does the Bible teach concerning sinful
Christians who disobey the Lord? The Bible tells us the answer in 2nd
2nd Corinthians 5:9-11, “Wherefore
we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every
one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath
done, whether it be good or bad. Knowing therefore the terror of the
Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust
also are made manifest in your consciences.”
The Bible says in Revelation 14:13, “And I
heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which
die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest
from their labours; and their works do follow them.” The Bible speaks of
resting from our LABORS. Are you laboring for Christ? The Apostle Paul said
in 2nd Corinthians 5:9 that he labored for the Lord that he might be
ACCEPTED OF HIM on judgment Day. 2nd Corinthians 5:11 mentions the
TERROR OF THE LORD for those believers who are disobedient and waste their
life, talents, gifts, and resources; never doing anything to serve Christ
here on earth.
Revelation 22:17, "And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him
that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever
will, let him take the water of life freely."