Is there anything of Christ in the man? It seems not.
John MacArthur, the Calvinist teacher who previously argued Christian parents should turn their gay children “over to Satan,” has some new thoughts on who is in and who is out: and most Hispanics don’t make the cut. In the lead up to a conference later this month in the Dominican Republic, John MacArthur has put out a video announcing that he’ll be unable to attend as he planned, but that he will still address the conference using technology. In the recent video, MacArthur ends his announcement with a mind-numbing statement about why he is so supportive of this conference he’s not personally attending:
“I want to say also that I support that conference 100 percent. I’m deeply committed to the tremendous importance of proclaiming the true Gospel in the Spanish speaking world. We all understand that people in the Hispanic world know about Jesus Christ. They know about the Bible. They know about God. They know about salvation– at least, in some ways. They have biblical terminology because of the impact, historically, of the Roman Catholic church. But they don’t know Christ. And they don’t know the Gospel of grace. And they don’t know the full revelation of Scripture. So, this is a critical, God-ordained conference.” (Original video, here.)
Besides the racist, paternalistic nature of his statement, such blanket statements are universally untrue on the surface– always. One cannot make an absolute, universal statement about an entire group of people– especially a group of people that numbers in the millions– and have it be close to true.
MacArthur is utter rubbish. And insulting not only to Hispanics, many of whom are brilliant Christians, but insulting to Catholicism (and not in the fun 16th century way). MacArthur fanboys, your idol is unlearned.