The Gospel According to MacArthur: Examining the book The Gospel According to Jesus Pt4 – Repentance and Faith

If you have read Parts 1-3, I’d suggesting starting there. If you’d like a look at John MacArthur’s false teaching on repentance and faith, you can see part of his book reviewed “The gospel According to Jesus”.

3 Responses to “The Gospel According to MacArthur: Examining the book The Gospel According to Jesus Pt4 – Repentance and Faith

  • You call everyone a heretic. Maybe you need to actually get out and spend time with humans. Some I agree. But calling spurgeon and Tozer and others heretics is insane. Look at their life. Fruit is important for believers. It’s our evidence. It’s common sense. The evidence of faith and trust is rest. You are a bit of a butcher of Gods word yourself. The glory of God is that we produce fruit. Love on another. Yes we must do. Only doers of Gods word are justified before God

    • Riley, I appreciate your emotions here regarding the teachers you esteem. I often see it when people make accusations without knowledge (“maybe you need to actually get out and spend time with humans.”)

      Obviously, I do not call everyone a heretic. I actually didn’t call Tozer a heretic, although some of the things he did was definitely leaven. I also said I do not judge his salvation. But I did say we need to mark and avoid teachings that don’t line up with His Word. Do you agree with Tozer that we cannot be born again, until we have undertaken a ‘moral reformation’? (i.e. works)

      Do you think it’s a wise idea to promote and quote the Gnostic Apocrypha?
      How about the Roman Catholic Mystics?
      Or is the Contemplative movement a Biblical movement to follow?
      How about repeating short, one word mantras as a prayer (chanting?)

      Maybe you should actually read the article instead of getting upset. It’s not about whether these men were perfect, but about whether it’s wise to quote them when they delved into these things.

      As far as Spurgeon, I suppose if one believes you must turn from every last sin, or your soul is sunk, then they probably would be good with that. Or if they embrace Calvinism as the gospel like Spurgeon, I do not. And whether we like things he has said, (I got his devotionals, and read some of his sermons, and a devotional book), those things might sound nice, and even motivate us in our walk, but it doesn’t mean the overall doctrine is wise or sound before God.

      I was reading in John 15 yesterday. Yes, God is glorified by our fruit. Loving others. 1 Corinthians 13 says, Love rejoices in the truth. God’s Word is truth. So we need to be Bereans and search the Scriptures to see if what one is saying is true.

      If you are quoting James 2, we realize being doers will bless our deeds. Our works are beneficial to all men (Titus 3:8). But if you are quoting Romans 4, it speaks to doers of the law and of course one would have to be perfect to be justified by the law, as no one ever has (Gal 2:16). Only Christ perfectly kept and fulled the law.

      God bless your day Riley.

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