Inerrancy Summit – Day One – commenced with an opening address from John MacArthur. John MacArthur began by reminiscing about the meetings that led up to the 1978 Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy. In an ironic turn of events, John left those meetings—where the Word of God was faithfully exalted—only to fly back to […]
Are you a Christian?
Many people who claim to be point to some event in the past to substantiate their claim. But inviting Jesus to come into your life in the past is not proof that you are genuinely saved. In 2 Corinthians 13:5 Paul says to the Corinthian church, “Examine yourselves, whether you are in the faith; prove yourselves (emphasis added).” He wouldn’t have said that if some event in the past were obviously the answer. The Bible never verifies anyone’s salvation by the past but by the present. If there is no evidence of salvation in your life now, you need to face the fact that you may not be a Christian. You need to examine yourself to see whether you are in the faith. How does one do that? Jesus shows us in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7).
The Distinguishing Mark of a Christian
2 Thessalonians 2:1-17 Man of Lawlessness Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and by our gathering together unto Him, that ye be not soon shaken in mind or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as if from us that the Day of Christ […]
As an EX-Roman Catholic (see About GWT) who was taught, consequently fully believed in, the doctrine of Purgatory, the following article accurately defines Purgatory as that of which makes the Roman Catholic Church system work effectively.
Catholics who believe a purifying fire will purge away their sins are deluded victims of a fatal fabrication. The invention of a place for purification of sins called Purgatory is one of the most seductive attractions of the Roman Catholic religion. Pastor John MacArthur of Grace Community Church described this deceptive hoax brilliantly. He said: “Purgatory is what makes the whole system work. Take out Purgatory and it’s a hard sell to be a Catholic.
When the storms of life blow our way, we can either cringe in despair or flee to the heavenly Mercy Seat—the God of all comfort (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4). There we can find the help and strength to be overcomers. Trials can sometimes embitter and harden our spirits. However, if we use the trial to […]
The Devil, Satan, has designed a system that the Bible simply calls “the world”
John MacArthur, in this video, interviewed by Rick Holland at the 2010 Shepherds’ Conference httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pc13qIy6zxA Topics include the inception of Shepherds’ Conference, Scripture, Atonement, Baptism, and Worship.
Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness ? 2 Corinthians 6:14 httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaj796HkXzE Shepherds’ Conference 2010 Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said, “I will dwell […]
Standing on the foundation of Scripture is a body of truth that you must believe. If you reject that body of truth, you are not a Christian. First, can we agree that a true Christian is someone who embraces those truths by faith? Second, which of those truths are the subjects of evangelical sermons, books, […]
The Bible is the only authoritative source from which Christianity is derived. Sound strange? That used to be the defining characteristic of evangelicalism. Collectively evangelicals seem to have drifted far from that principle, and evangelicalism is taking on some strange shapes. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcv7oZLwi8Q So the first thing that is true about the delivered, the true Christians, […]