God’s Word or John MacArthur’s?
It’s time to stop ignoring this important issue, and make a choice brethren.
Here’s God’s Word:
And inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment, so Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time for salvation without reference to sin, to those who eagerly await Him. – Hebrews 9:27-28
Just like men will die then comes judgment, Christ will come again a second time and have no reference to sin whatsoever – only judgment. That’s what it says. It’s too late to repent, too late to be saved, and it doesn’t matter who you are or what tribe, nation or heritage you hail from, according to God’s infallible Word, it’s just too late – even if you live in California or Little Rock, or even Texas. The only thing left for those who refused to believe by faith alone before that time will be final judgment and eternal damnation.
Here’s John MacArthur’s words on the passage of Zechariah 12:10 in the MacArthur Study Bible:
God, in His own perfect time and by His own power, will sovereignly act to save Israel…Israel’s repentance will come because they look to Jesus, the One whom they rejected and crucified, in faith, at the Second Advent. (emphasis mine, ed.).
MacArthur doesn’t stop there. It gets far worse. In a sermon on Zechariah 12:1-14, he states this concerning the Jews:
While their spiritual eyes are up and they’re thinking about God and how He has delivered them, they’re going to see God incarnate, Jesus, coming. They’re going to look on Him….they recognize that the very one who came back as their deliverer, was the same one they killed and they pierced when He came the first time. That’s why they mourn. And now that’s the anguish of true repentance, beloved.
He goes on:
And then Israel is going to receive salvation, look at 13:1, “In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness.” God’s going to wash the nation from its sin.
First, they’re going to cry “My Lord and my God,” when they see Jesus. They’re going to realize it was God they pierced. And then God’s going to turn the fountain loose and wash them and pour out His Spirit.
Note carefully that last statement. MacArthur is declaring that when Jesus returns, He WILL be coming in reference to sin and the removal of it regarding geo-political Israel; moreover, salvation will not be by faith alone, but by sight also, so the man says.
God’s Word says Christ is coming again without reference to sin, and only for judgment.
John MacArthur says when Christ comes again, He will deal with and remove the sins of Israel.
John MacArthur is teaching a false hope for many. It’s time to stop hiding our heads in the sand and pretending this false teaching is ok. It’s not. It is rank heresy. It is in clear opposition to God’s Word. Neither Phil Johnson nor his sidekicks can dismiss this, and I seriously doubt they’ll ever try to. Too much is personally at stake for them.
Choose this day whom you will serve, promote, and yes, even worship.