John MacArthur: Are pastors doctrinally in line?

Posted by Charles Page in Facebook's Pentecostal Theology Group View the Original Post

According to John MacArthur all God’s pastors are doctrinally in line with his (MacA’s) beliefs. If they disagree then they are not born again. Their profession of faith is demonstrative of one born again. They are wolves (unregenerate men) in sheep clothing.

Keeping in this vein of thought Paul had in mind the Corinthian congregation was in error about the operation of the gifts. He wrote to the “brothers and sisters” about their ignorance of
the gifts of the Spirit.

The assumption was that they had been taught correctly since their source of teaching was Paul himself as supervising instructor. Their source was inerrant instruction and the fault lie with the worldly Corinthians. They were the source of the chaos!

Thus the book was written in line with the inerrant sources “Charismatic Chaos”. Later it was expanded to include the “wolves” in “Strange Fire”!

What are your thoughts?

15 Comments

  • Reply November 19, 2016

    Dan Irving

    Is there “Charismatic Chaos?” Without a doubt. Are Cessationists the proper vehicle for dealing with it? Of course not. The Strange Fire crew brings shovel and sledge into the operating room.

  • Reply November 19, 2016

    David Lewayne Porter

    I think it is summoned up in the first 4 words, ,,,
    According to John MacArthur….
    Paul said, “follow me as I follow Christ”.

    Is Mac following Christ?

    Nough said.

  • Reply November 19, 2016

    Nelson Banuchi

    MacArthur ain’t Paul.

  • Reply November 19, 2016

    Eva Benevento

    Read Dr. Jon Ruthven’s two books on cessationism. Excellent polemic that addresses MacArthur’s views.

  • Reply November 19, 2016

    Jim Kingsnorth

    It is MacArthur that is the heretic!

  • Troy Day
    Reply January 18, 2017

    Troy Day

    Street Preacherz Yes I say unto thee Ricky Grimsley

  • Street Preacherz
    Reply January 18, 2017

    Street Preacherz

    I was just going to hear Corrie ten boom on “the door to repentance”

  • Daniel Blaylock
    Reply January 18, 2017

    Daniel Blaylock

    MacArthur is getting old. Unfortunately, when some people get old, they get hard. Instead of viewing charismatics as brothers and sisters who may be in error, he has hardened and now calls them unregenerate wolves.

    He has forgotten there is a difference between error and a “damnable heresy”. Hey Christian who attends an Assembly of God congregation is not in the same category as a Jehovah’s Witness who denies the deity of Jesus. There is consensus among Christians about the deity of Jesus. The Bible is clear one must believe that in order to be saved. There is neither consensus among Christians nor a clear statement in scripture about what we must believe concerning spiritual gifts in order to be saved.

    This man needs to slow his roll and stop sowing division in the larger body of Christ.

  • Nathan Glenn
    Reply January 18, 2017

    Nathan Glenn

    He’s turning into a cult leader apparently

  • Charles Page
    Reply January 18, 2017

    Charles Page

    He being true to his Calvinism! This is the belief of all modern Calvinist.

  • Reply January 18, 2017

    Scotty Ray Searan

    John MacArthur doesn’t believe in Holy Spirit Baptism with speaking in tongues.
    He also teaches eternal security of the believer.
    I have always had problems with his teachings and I refuse to listen to someone who does not believe in Holy Spirit Baptism as it was in Acts.
    That includes Charles Stanley.

  • Jeff Zimmerman
    Reply January 18, 2017

    Jeff Zimmerman

    John is wrong as he always has been about the gifts of the Spirit.

  • Troy Day
    Reply January 19, 2017

    Troy Day

    Thus the book was written in line with the inerrant sources “Charismatic Chaos”. Later it was expanded to include the “wolves” in “Strange Fire”! What are your thoughts?

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