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CHRISTIPEDIA: JOHN MacARTHUR TEACHES WORKS SALVATION
Many great Christian Bible Teachers - who well understand Salvation by Grace through Faith - and NOT by works" (Eph 2:8-9) show their lack of clear thinking (or purposeful deceit) vby being very inconsistent and self-contradictory doing the following:
Now, this researcher also listens to John MacArthur daily - and has for many years. We enjoy much of his historical teaching, and do not fault his morals or dedication, but are extremely dismayed and deeply puzzled by his teaching of works salvation".
FACT! John MacArthur Teaches WORKS SALVATION as much as any CULT!
FACT! John MacArthur believes in Lordship Salvation - which is works salvation as his quotes below express:
John MacArthur’s position on Lordship Salvation has been made very clear in his published book, THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JESUS. He has also made statements in some of his other published writings and tapes that relate to this subject, some of which are quoted below:
John MacArthur’s Quotes in blue:
"The Greek word translated 'belief' is not referring merely to intellectual attainment or mental acquiescence, but a wholehearted acceptance of everything that is implied in the claims of Christ.
You need to believe that Jesus is God and that He died for your sins, ***committing your whole life to Him in sacrifice and serving Him as Lord." (***Added for clarity)
[SOURCE: John MacArthur, "Assurance of Victory" - 1 John 5, Moody Press, p.12].
"Submission to the will of God, to Christ’s lordship, and to the guiding of the Spirit is an essential, not an optional, part of saving faith."
[SOURCE: John MacArthur, "Assurance of Victory" - Ephesians, Moody Press, p. 249].
"Saving faith is a placing of oneself totally in submission to the Lord Jesus Christ."
[SOURCE: John MacArthur, "Assurance of Victory" - Romans 1-8, Moody Press, p. 205].
"Let me just say simply, that when you present the gospel, all of this Lordship discussion aside, a presentation of the gospel is simply this: you are calling on someone to TURN FROM THEIR SIN and FOLLOW JESUS CHRIST.
That’s it! Turn from your sin and follow Jesus Christ!....
That is all we are asking: TURN FROM YOUR SIN AND FOLLOW JESUS CHRIST....
What you talk to an adult about is the same thing you tell a child: you need to turn from your sin and follow Jesus Christ"
[SOURCE: John MacArthur, (transcribed from taped Q & A session given on 9/25/90 at the Calvary Baptist Church, Brewer, Maine, Larry Pawson, Pastor) ].
Notice that MacArthur’s emphasis is upon WHAT MAN DOES (turning from sin, following Christ) rather than upon WHAT CHRIST HAS DONE.
MacArthur's emphasis is upon MAN’S COMMITMENT, rather than upon the Person and work of Christ and the response of faith to that Person and to His work.
MacArthur's emphasis is upon DO, but a true gospel message should emphasize DONE (John 19:30).
FACT! It is NOT our COMMITMENT that saves us; it is CHRIST who saves us.
FACT! Following Christ is a result of salvation, not a condition of salvation.
Before we can FOLLOW CHRIST in 'discipleship'
Luke 14:25-33 by far gives us the clearest, simplest explanation of the 'Three Requirements of Discipleship' . . . where Christ DEMANDS Disciples "Take up the cross and put Jesus before the following:
(1) Jesus before "self",
(2) Jesus before "all relationships" including spouse and children, Luke 14:26;
(3) Jesus before "all things", Luke 14:33
PLEASE see these THREE ABSOLUTE REQUIREMENTS FOR DISCIPLESHIP . . . are radically different from the 'Singular Requirement' of believing that "Jesus is the Christ!
JOHN 3:16 "For God so the world, that HE gave His only Begotten Son, that WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH IN HIM (nothing MORE, nothing LESS, and nothing ELSE!!!) shall not perish but have everlasting life!
Thus we first COME TO CHRIST believing for salvation, before we COMMIT TO FOLLOWING CHRIST IN RADICAL DISCIPLESHIP (Luke 9:23)
Jesus asks us to "COME UNTO ME, all ye that labor and are heavy laden" (Matthew 11:28), before He asks us to FORSAKE ALL and be willing to DIE FOR HIM! (Matt 10:28) . . .
. . . COMMANDING His Disciples to FEAR NOT them which kill the body!!
This is an important quality for missionaries . . . BUT IT IS NOT PART OF SALVATION . . . and RECEIVING THE GIFT OF ETERNAL LIFE!
Understanding The Simple Word: "Believe!"
FACT! Check any dictionary, and Greek or Hebrew Lexicon, and the 200-plus references in the New Testament:
FACT: The word "BELIEVE" does NOT mean "turn from sin and follow Christ" . . . that is "REPENTANCE!" Now absolutely, BELIEVERS SHOULD DO THIS as they grow in Christ, but it is NOT a condition to Receive Christ's FREE GIFT OF ETERNAL LIFE!"
FACT: The word "BELIEVE" does not mean "trust fully, rely upon, resting one’s whole weight upon the WORTH, WORD and WORK of Jesus Christ."
Now that is a "pretty statement" and those Born of God as "Babes on Christ (Peter calls them) should GROW on the pure milk of the Word.
PROVE TO YOURSELF the above definition of "BELIEVE!" is NOT correct!
Most likely you "BELIEVE" the Republicans or Democrats are BETTER able to govern then the other (as does this researcher)
However, your also most likely DO NOT BELIEVE in your "Preferred Party" as is stated above, to "trust fully, rely upon, resting one’s whole weight upon the WORTH, WORD and WORK of "your preferred party!"
Not this Bible Christian . . . neither party is trusted as far as I can throw them all combined with my bad arm!!!
Bother parties contain liars, deceivers, demagogues, psychos, anti-Christ power seekers . . . and on and on and on.
However, though I DO NOT TRUST THEM FULLY and DO NOT RELY FULL UPON THEIR WISDOM and DO NOT REST BLINDLY THINKING ALL IS WELL BECAUSE MY PARTY IS IN CHARGE!
That being said - as SUSPECT as I am, and as certain of MANY, MANY short comings - this researcher STILL BELIEVES that one party is more patriotic, close to God's Word, closer to the Founding Fathers than the others!
Surely yo can see that BELIEVE means BELIEVE and that's all BELIEVE means!
FACT! The word "BELIEVE" does mean "BELIEVE!"
To keep the evil one from greatly confusing you, consider what Apostle Paul said that he "feared, they would be corrupted from the simplicity of Jesus Christ."
Let's Explain "BELIEVE!" Once for all Time!
[A] Who do you believe America's greatest President is?
[B] Who do you believe America's greatest Military Hero is?
> > G. Washington, Revolutionary War
> > U.S. Grant, Civil War
> > J.J. Pershing, WW-1
> > D.D. Eisenhower, WW-2
> > Other
[C] Who do you believe America's greatest Folk Hero is?
> > Davy Crockett
> > Betsy Ross
> > Johnny Appleseed
> > Susan B. Anthony
> > Other
[D] Who do you believe America's greatest Singer is?
[E] Who do you believe America's greatest Sports Hero is?
> > Michael Jordan, Basketball
> > Jack Nickolaus, Golf
> > Carl Lewis, Track
> > Mark McGwire, Baseball
> > Other
[*] Who do you believe "the Christ" is?
What are you answers?
None of the above questions really matter . . . EXCEPT the last one. However, if you chose "Jesus" for the last, this is the answer Father God requires!" IF you do NOT Believe that Jesus is the Christ, that He HAS COME in the flesh, . . . THEN you shall die in your sins! John 8:24
Please see that your answers to any of the above DO NOT REQUIRE any of the following:
>> Joining an historical society or fan club in their honor!
>> Buying any books they have written, or about them!
>> Having their picture on your home;
>> Celebrating their birthday, their greatest day, etc.
>> Visiting their home place, grave, etc.
>> Convincing family and friends to agree with you!
>> Telling everyone - or anyone - what you believe about any of the categories!
>> Sending money to a group that promotes them and/or their legacy!
>> Committing time to study of their deeds and life!
>> That you "love them!"
Now ALL of the just stated might be "good" things for you to do for the one you BELIEVE is the greatest,BUT NONE ARE REQUIRED for you to simply - but TRULY and SINCERELY BELIEVE - your choices are THE ONE in that category!
It might be desired by those persons that you do ALL OF THE JUST STATED - and it might be evidence of your love for them . . . BUT NONE ARE REQUIRED for you to simply - but TRULY and SINCERELY BELIEVE - your choices are THE ONE in that category!
This is the SIMPLICITY Apostle Paul FEARED WOULD BE CORRUPTED, just a simple but sincere belief that Jesus is the Christ!
THEN discipleship, resisting unto blood or even death, sacrificing all, obeying God rather than man, and MANY OTHER SCRIPTURES produce great rewards eternally . . .
. . . BUT LORDSHIP IS NOT REQUIRED FOR SALVATION!
We must not re-define saving faith to make it some kind of a supernatural, mysterious, non-defined, complicated, "work-requirement" for salvation. Justification is for the person who "worketh not, but believeth" (Romans 4:5).
Salvation is John 3:16, PLUS nothing, MINUS nothing, and nothing ELSE!
If you believe, you are as saved as can be, and as certain as already being there. God WINS the battle for the souls of this world! PLEASE read John 3:17!
God WANTS the world saved, that's why Christ died for ALL and Eternal Life is a FREE GIFT because of God's LOVE, MERCY and GRACE . . . UNEARNED and UNDESERVED!
That IS GOOD NEWS!
Please explain BELIEVING to someone - many people - over your lifetime!
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Could you please share your State of Salvation that we may better serve our readers? At this time, I do not believe Jesus is the Saviour! I do believe Jesus is the Saviour; I know I have Eternal Life!I do not believe it is possible to 'Know in this life' if one has Eternal Life;
In 'VERY FEW MINUTES'...you can Know for Certain if you're saved for CERTAIN ...or not! 1 John 5:13 I want to know with CERTAINLY what God's Word declares:
A Second Most Important Question! Can you explain to a Spouse, a Child or a Friend HOW "Eternal Life as God's FREE GIFT" - Unearned and Undeserved? Romans 6:23 If not, please read "Eternal Life as God's FREE GIFT!" PLEASE, will you name "Ministers-Best-Friend.com" aloud . . .. . .in Prayer Daily, or as often as you think of us? PLEASE?
Ministers-Best-Friend.com is an Absolute, Bible-Believing, Christian Ministry, seeking to serve the Ministers who serve the LORD JESUS. As such, we provide web-space to a number of Ministries, notably NewtonStein (a Creation-Science-Based Research Group), as well as AMERIPEDIA, BIBLIPEDIA, CHRISTIPEDIA, CATHOLIPEDIA , ISLAMIPEDIA, JUDAEOPEDIA, TEA-PARTY-UNITED, MEDIPEDIA, ETC., ALL BIBLE-BASED!
Obviously, all phases of Christianity do not agree doctrinally or politically and sometimes even disagree on the actual facts concerning a particular scripture, fact, leader, nation or situation, hence there are well over 10,000 denominations extant.
We neither claim nor present ourselves as having perfect knowledge in all things. Thus views and articles posted on this website are those of their authors – who often insist their identities, denominational, and/or doctrinal persuasion be made known for various reasons – offered to you as wise people of God - Christian Patriots, whatever your nation - to discern for your own judgement and edification.
Thus we trust, hope and pray, that ALL BELIEVERS who look to the Lord Jesus ONLY, to the Word of God ONLY, to "His will (ONLY!) being done on this Earth AS IN HEAVEN"
In the NAME of Jesus Christ Our Lord and Saviour: