The Ecole Biblique writes
Something to explore during the weekend – new virtual library that is free. It is called Open Access Digital Theological Library. It is sponsored by institutional members of the Digital Theological Library (Claremont School of Theology; Denver Seminary; Evangelical Seminary; Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary; Hartford Seminary; International Baptist Theological Centre (Amsterdam); Lexington Theological Seminary; and Singapore Bible College). The ODATL now provides completely free access to over 120,000 ebooks. http://oadtl.org/
The ‘Texas Rangers’ are a passel of racists who care nothing for justice and just wish to shield the police from punishment for murdering innocent men that the Police kill in their OWN HOMES!
Nevertheless- ‘Those who live by their natural inclinations can never be pleasing to God.’ (Rom. 8:8)
All the people gathered as one man in the square in front of the Water Gate, and asked the scribe Ezra to bring the Book of the Law of Moses which Yahweh had prescribed for Israel. Accordingly, on the first day of the seventh month, the priest Ezra brought the Law before the assembly, consisting of men, women and all those old enough to understand. In the square in front of the Water Gate, in the presence of the men and women, and of those old enough to understand, he read from the book from dawn till noon; all the people listened attentively to the Book of the Law. (Neh. 8:1-3)
And it looks nothing like Bonhoeffer.
MacArthur’s statement fails to take the Gospel in its fullness seriously. It fails to understand the implications of the Gospel. And it’s greatest theological failing is that it fails to show a willingness to make any use at all of Matthew 25:31ff.
In short, MacArthur and his co-signatories lack theological acumen and exegetical knowledge. Accordingly, no theological statement from them or signed by them can be taken seriously as either a Christian statement of faith or a theological declaration that should be adopted by anyone.
It is heresy.