Thursday, January 28, 2010

Johnny Mac

I'll be attending a conference in April called Together for the Gospel. I also attended in '06 and the Lord used this three day event in which I sat under the preaching ministry of seven incredibly godly men to confirm my call to pastor. Well here I am doing just that four years later and I'm once again excited to sit under the ministry of these men (plus others). One of those men is a preaching hero of mine, John MacArthur (aka "Johnny Mac"). Here's an excellent T4G promo video featuring him.

John MacArthur - Study Video from Together for the Gospel (T4G) on Vimeo.


Marylee said...

John MacArthur & Pretrib Rapture

Who knows, maybe John (Reformedispy) MacArthur is right and the greatest Greek scholars (Google "Famous Rapture Watchers"), who uniformly said that Rev. 3:10 means PRESERVATION THROUGH, were wrong. But John has a conflict. On the one hand, since he knows that all Christian theology and organized churches before 1830 believed the church would be on earth during the tribulation, he would like to be seen as one who stands with the great Reformers. On the other hand, if John has a warehouse of unsold pretrib rapture material, and if he wants to have "security" for his retirement years and hopes that the big California quake won't louse up his plans, he has a decided conflict of interest. Maybe the Lord will have to help strip off the layers of his seared conscience which have grown for years in order to please his parents and his supporters - who knows? One thing is for sure: pretrib is truly a house of cards and is so fragile that if a person removes just one card from the TOP of the pile, the whole thing can collapse. Which is why pretrib teachers don't dare to even suggest they could be wrong on even one little subpoint! Don't you feel sorry for the straitjacket they are in? While you're mulling all this over, Google "Pretrib Rapture Dishonesty" for a rare behind-the-scenes look at the same 180-year-old fantasy.

Jeremy Bradshaw said...

Marylee, is this really what you gleaned from the helpful video I posted?

For the record, I believe one's view on the rapture is a third-order issue and not worth dividing over in church membership or in fellowship. Furthermore perhaps you should consider how slanderous accusations against the integrity of a pastor like JM is edifying or even Biblical.