TOPIC: “You Foolish [Evangelical Church], Who Has Bewitched You?”

2018-11-16T14:23:41+00:00 Nov 10, 2018|

GUEST: John MacArthur, Pastor, Grace Community Church

You foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you? Galatians 3:1

In the opening chapters of the final book of the Bible, Revelation, Jesus writes a message to each of seven historic churches in Asia Minor (modern-day Turkey).

Two of the seven churches received commendations for their faithfulness while five were warned to repent of their errant ways or there would be severe consequences.

So considering the Evangelical church in America today, what do you think Jesus’ message would be?

Would He praise our faithfulness to sound doctrine, endurance in persecution, intolerance of false teachers, our love and good deeds?  Or would he warn us about our lukewarmness, worldliness, and loss of love for Christ?

John MacArthur, pastor of Grace Community Church in Los Angeles, joins us this weekend on The Christian Worldview to discuss the church today, along with some of the threats to its faithfulness (such as the social justice movement), in light of his new book, Christ’s Call to Reform the Church: Timeless Demands from the Lord to His People.

We will also consider the mid-term election results and what lays ahead.

Short Take #1: Why is the issue of social justice important to push back against? Short Take #2: What happens when SJ is included as part of gospel?
Short Take #3: What will the issue of social justice do to the unity and relationships of those considered more theologically conservative? Short Take #4: How should we be thinking biblically about the issue of “gay Christians” or “same-sex attracted Christians”?
Short Take #5: What about the Millennial generation of new Calvinist pastors?