Re: Any information on John MacArthur
Date: June 23, 2017 12:44AM
You MacGroupies freak me out. Your "idol" is John MacArthur, and you might as well be following Mary Baker Eddy (founder of Christian Science), for she believed IDENTICALLY as John MacArthur concerning His precious blood.
I challenge you to read Hebrews 9-10,and Leviticus 17:11, "For the life of the flesh is IN THE BLOOD (not the "death"), and I have GIVEN IT FOR YOU on the altar TO MAKE ATONEMENT for your souls, FOR IT IS THE BLOOD (AGAIN, not the DEATH) that makes atonement by the life," and THEN claim it is "splitting hairs" to say whether we are cleansed, justified and sanctified by His BLOOD or His DEATH.
The Lord Himself has made it CLEAR in His Word concerning this!
One thing I learned as a young Christian in the seventies, and read Dr. Walter Martin's "Kingdom of the Cults," is that Satan HATES the blood of Christ, because it defeated him, and he profanes it every chance he gets.
False teachers often present a great deal of Scriptural truth (even Satan quoted Scripture to Jesus in the wilderness)--and then he weaves in his lies, such as "We don't want to get caught in the bizarre notion that there is any SAVING POWER in His blood"--yes, JMac SAID this.
Look up the youtube video "John MacArthur and the Blood of Christ" and you can hear it yourself. He actually said, "When the Bible speaks of the blood of Christ, it's a 'metaphor' of His death."
Whoa...I wonder which Bible you people even read, for we are COMMANDED in 2 John 1:10 not to even give false teachers a greeting, "for whoever greets him takes part in his wicked works."
Don't you realize the SIGNIFICANCE of when Jesus appeared to Mary Magdalene after His Resurrection in John 20:17, and said to her, "Do not cling to Me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to My brothers and say to them, 'I am ascending to My Father and your Father, to My God and your God."
He told her to TELL the disciples that He was ascending to His Father and THEIR Father--then there was a time gap.
When He appeared to the disciples eight days later, in John 20:27, He told Thomas to put his hand in His hands and side.
You see, when He ascended to the Father in between those two appearances, He SPRINKLED HIS BLOOD on the MERCY SEAT.
Hebrews 9:11-14 says, "But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things that have come, then through the greater and more perfect tent (not made with hands. that is, not of this creation), He entered ONCE FOR ALL into the holy places, not by means of the blood of goats and calves, BUT BY MEANS OF HIS OWN BLOOD (again, NOT His death), thus securing an eternal redemption.
"For if the blood of goats and bulls, and the sprinkling of defiled persons with the ashes of a heifer, sanctify for the purification of the flesh, HOW MUCH MORE WILL THE BLOOD OF CHRIST, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God..."
"Therefore not even the first covenant was inaugurated WITHOUT BLOOD. For when every commandment of the law had been declared by Moses to all the people, He took the blood of calves and goats, with water and scarlet wool and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people, saying, 'This is the blood of covenant that God commanded for you.' And in the same way he sprinkled with the blood both the tent and all the vessels used in worship. Indeed, under the law, almost everything is purified WITH BLOOD, and WITHOUT THE SHEDDING OF BLOOD THERE IS NO FORGIVENESS OF SINS," Hebrews 9:18-21.
You claim it's "splitting hairs" whether it was the blood of Christ or His death which saves, sanctifies, and justifies us?
Here is what GOD says in His Word, "Anyone who has set aside the law of Moses dies without mercy on the evidence of two or three witnesses. How much WORSE PUNISHMENT, do you think, will be deserved by the one who has trampled underfoot the Son of God, AND HAS PROFANED THE BLOOD OF HIS COVENANT BY WHICH HE WAS SANCTIFIED, and has outraged the Spirit of Grace?..Again, the Lord will judge His people. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God" (Hebrews 10:28-29, 31).
And in Exodus, the Lord also told the Israelites to put blood on the doorposts, and He would pass over. He didn't say to hang the dead body of a lamb on the door!
I have never been charismatic, but I was deeply disturbed by the lofty pronouncements made by the sneering pharisees of the Strange Fire conference, and it should be noted that the Lord's judgment fell on John MacArthur a mere 5 months after it, in his 2014 Shepherd's conference, with more than 3,000 pastors in attendance.
The lights went out on Johnny Mac, and he had to finish his sermon in the dark, a flashlight his only illumination. John said, "I'm starting to process why this happened; gonna leave it to the Lord."
The Holy Spirit just spoke LOUD and CLEAR to John right then, but John, who scoffs and mocks "extrabiblical revelations," was totally deaf. Think it was a coincidence?
Here is what the LORD has to say, "I form LIGHT and create DARKNESS. I make well-being and create calamity. I am the Lord, WHO DOES ALL THESE THINGS" (Isaiah 45:9).
Do you also agree with John concerning what he says in the youtube blood of Christ video that Jesus ASPHYXIATED???
Mt. 27:50 says, "And when Jesus had cried out again in a LOUD VOICE, HE GAVE UP His spirit."
Jesus could not have cried out anything if he'd asphyxiated, additionally, He GAVE UP His spirit, no one took it from Him, as He also said of His life in John 10:18,"No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of my own accord."
When my Lord says to me in Revelation 2:2, "I know that...you have examinded those who claim to be apostles, and have found them false," I listen to Him, and test and examine, as we are also commanded in 1 John 4:1, "Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, to see whether they are of God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world."