Dr. John MacArthur's Impossible Gospel

By David J. Stewart | June 2018

2nd Corinthians 11:3-4, “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. For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.”

       There is not a more dangerous religious cult today than those who follow the Lordship Salvation movement. The godfather of this movement today is Dr. John F. MacArthur. Sadly, thousands of Baptist pastors, evangelists and churches have bought into this satanic lie, which is nothing less than Calvinism repackaged. Here is Mr. MacArthur's impossible plan of salvation...

  1. denial of self
  2. denial of self-righteousness
  3. recognition of sin
  4. full repentance
  5. submission to Christ
  6. commitment to obey Him and follow Him, no matter what the cost.

SOURCE: Saved Or Self-Deceived?

My friend, that is NOT the simplicity that is found only in Jesus Christ. 2nd Corinthians 11:4, “For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.” Mr. MacArthur is preaching ANOTHER GOSPEL. And it is certainly “another spirit,” not the spirit of the Gospel of free grace.

Furthermore, take a close look at MacArthur's list of requirements to be saved above, and listen to his sermon on YouTube for yourself to verify what I am about to say: He doesn't mention believing in Christ in his list of things you must do to be saved. What? Yes, he doesn't even mention believing on Christ in his list! Of course, Mr. MacArthur does teach that believing in Christ is necessary to be saved elsewhere, but why doesn't he mention it here? That is a false plan of salvation!!! The only thing that is true in the above six requirements from Mr. MacArthur is the recognition of sin. Romans 3:19, “Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.” God's law shows mankind our sinnership, which convinces men of their desperate need for the dear Savior (Galatians 3:24-26). Jesus Christ brought truth and grace!

If you listen to his entire YouTube sermon, he elaborates on how holy living, sacrifice, commitment, fully turning from sins and loyal discipleship is all required to have eternal life. Not surprisingly, Mr. MacArthur NEVER once mentions the word “gift” concerning salvation. That is because his primary focus is upon human reformation, and not the free grace of God through faith alone in Jesus Christ. Acts 20:24, “But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.” Romans 5:15, “But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.” That is also the primary purpose of my website ministry, that is, “TO TESTIFY THE GOSPEL OF THE GRACE OF GOD,” which is, “THE FREE GIFT”!!!

I don't need to go any further in this article. Pastor John MacArthur is a satanic false prophet. He adds works to faith, teaching partial faith in Christ plus discipleship. That is not only a hard gospel, but an IMPOSSIBLE gospel, because you cannot be saved that way. Mark 10:25-27, “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. And they were astonished out of measure, saying among themselves, Who then can be saved? And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.” John MacArthur teaches that it is difficult and hard to be saved, as you'll clearly hear if you listen to his sermon, but the Lord Himself said it is “IMPOSSIBLE” to be saved. Salvation is a supernatural miracle of God in response to a person's faith in the Good News of Jesus Christ crucified, buried and bodily risen the third day (1st Corinthians 15:1-6).

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