You have an excellent grasp at what is going on in Christendom, They. Are. Taking. Over!
They have a plan and are executing it all over the world.
The last two churches I attended said they were Non denominational, in their doctrinal statements and even membership
Classes, Then, when it comes out you are not a Calvinist ( Reformed) and do not admire and love
John Macarthur (after attending for 2 or 3 years!!) as if he was the Messiah, that is the end of fellowship and the beginning of spying,
slander, smear tactics
legally actionable behaviour.
I still wonder if I should sue them, as Mark said they need to be Shut Down!!!
It's interesting to hear that their satellite churches are also presenting themselves as "non-denominational." That's the same way The Masters College was presented to me when I met with their recruiter. They said it was "non-denominational" and accepted Christians from all churches. It's not until after you have signed the contracts and passed the refund dates that you get hit with the unique Lordship doctrines.
When I got to the college and started hearing all the unique Lordship terminology and questioned it, they told me MacArthur believed the same way I did, just expressed it with different vocabulary.
I'm curious as to why people on here are saying that MacArthur churches are Calvinist or Reformed. MacArthur rejects Calvinist/Reformed eschatology and students and professors have had to leave the college because they refused to convert to MacArthur's viewpoint. Is it only the salvation doctrines you are referring to?
For instance, I was staying with one of MacArthur's top execs, and he came from a Reformed background that taught a Preterist view of the book of Revelations, that the Great Tribulation happened in 70 AD (with Rome as the Great Whore) and that we were currently living in the Millenium (1,000 years being only symbolic). This is actually a common view in Reformed churches.
I went with him to speak with MacArthur because he was afraid he would lose his job. MacArthur told him he could stay on provided he purchased the Study Bible (it was coming out in 2 weeks) and read MacArthur's commentary in the Book of Revelation. MacA was confident he would change his view after doing this and know the "truth."
That was back in 1997, so I don't know if MacA has changed his view and now calls himself "Reformed" or if he is just taking over Reformed churches allowing them to continue to call themselves "Reformed." If anyone knows more I would like to hear about it.
It's interesting because they converted me out of a Dutch Reformed high school, where I met up with their recruiter. One thing that attracted me to them was that they claimed they were "non-denominational." Me and my family disagreed with the Reformed theology taught by the high school and were glad that I could find a college that accepted all Christians. Little did we know it was a ploy to convert people into a cult.