Must Read Expose: John Macarthur: Paganizing the Christian Church. This thoroughly researched expose proves that John Macarthur is a liar, a fraud, and worse. (Read the article at the Blog section above to learn how John Macarthur's security prevented me from promoting this expose by attempting to arrest me.)
Welcome to The Watchman Wakes In Vain. This is a ministry to the body of Jesus Christ. There is much information on this website about John Macarthur who I know to be a dangerous wolf in sheep's clothes. I have tried with this website to expose John Macarthur because I believe that his long-planned and ultimate goal is to trick young church members into an occult initiation and into taking the Mark of the Beast.
For foundational reading regarding John Macarthur I would suggest that Christians start with The Transformation of John Macarthur's Grace Community Church. There are also other articles on this website about John Macarthur that will support the facts in the "Transformation" article. I have also divided the "Transformation" article into many other smaller articles on this website (if you find yourself reading the same article twice).
On this website I've tried to be faithful to God in conveying to Christians the truths that He has led me to regarding John Macarthur as well as to other matters that may be of concern to Christians. I thank you for your indulgence.
The goal of the ecumenical movement is to create a one-world religion for the worship of Lucifer. Ecumenists (bridge-builders) in the leadership of the various denominations direct the churches to set aside their differences, find common ground, and unify. John Macarthur preaches against ecumenism, however, his family and ministry are firmly rooted in the ecumenical movement.
John Macarthur’s father, Dr. Jack Macarthur, in addition to his friendship with high ranking Masons, belonged to the inner circle of Henrietta Mears which launched Fuller Theological Seminary, the National Association of Evangelicals, the US Center for World Missions, and the global ecumenical network of apostate evangelical organizations that are leading multitudes into the One World Religion of the Antichrist.
At his father's request, John Macarthur attended Talbot Theological Seminary "just because of him [Rabbi Charles Feinberg], to be my mentor, my professor and [to take] every course that he offered."
The suppression of information regarding the existence and membership of the Council for National Policy has been a major factor in deceiving Christians. The Council for National Policy evolved from the John Birch Society (JBS). The JBS was founded by Robert Welch, a 32nd degree Mason, and an agent for Nelson Rockefeller.
"Welch, being a well proven 32nd degree Mason, jumped at the chance to aide and abet in the furtherance of the destruction of Christianity.”
The JBS was exposed in 1977 in a report titled The Belmont Brotherhood. “This 12-page report concluded with the perceptive observation that the John Birch Society represents the most diabolical form of the Illuminati conspiracy.” Once exposed, the JBS morphed into the Council for National Policy.
HIS MINISTERS AND EMPLOYEES
In an article titled "Unforgivable?" written on Oct 30, 2013, Phil Johnson, the Executive Director of John Macarthur's Grace To You, declared, "Though there is a stern warning against taking the mark of the Beast in Revelation 14, the sin is not categorically said to be unpardonable. (That would contradict Matthew 12:31.)"
According to Phil Johnson, taking the mark of the Beast is not unpardonable and does not constitute blasphemy against the Holy Spirit! Phil goes on to state, "Revelation 19:20 indicates that multitudes will take the mark of the Beast because they are deceived. Scripture does not say that they are thereby automatically hardened forever against repentance." Then in contradictory fashion, Phil also states, "Clearly, receiving the mark is a sin that will send those who commit it to hell."
In which a minion of John Macarthur [Fred Butler of Grace To You] constructs a three-part piece under the guise of showing concern over Christians falling prey to evil "conspiracy theories" but which is really a hit piece to discredit a Macarthur detractor.
The Masters Academy International leadership and their globalist connections.
John Macarthur's security attempted to arrest me without probable cause.
HIS CONNECTIONS WITH GLOBALISTS
John Macarthur's father was in Henrietta Mears' inner circle which launched the global ecumenical movement. John Macarthur's alma mater, Talbot School of Theology, boasts that Mears "integrated much of the contemporary educational thought of John Dewey and others regarding student needs and learning process with the timeless content of Scripture." John Dewey was a communist. John Macarthur now sends his Children's Ministry to Forest Home, the camp Henrietta Mears founded.
"Forum attendees included members of the state legislature, judges, representatives from the County of Los Angeles as well as church and business leaders. They concluded the forum by asking questions on such issues such as...reformation of the U.S. court system."
The Master's College (TMC), through the development of the Master’s Institute on Public Issues (a permanent entity within TMC), has entered a long-term partnership with the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) in order to discuss the "role of Christians" in "shaping the future of public policy in the US."
"God has granted us the freedom to become everything we can become. The world is packed with riches but they must be mined out. This has always been the enterprise of man." (John Macarthur speaking at the AEI-TMC Forum)
The AEI dictates policy to the United States government. The AEI leadership is comprised of Bilderbergers, CFR members, the former Governor of the Federal Reserve System, the former President of the World Bank, Trilateral Commission members, United Nations representatives...
Corroborating the information in the preceding article regarding John Macarthur's The Masters College's long-term partnership with the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), the Ephesians 5:11 Blog has cited evidence that Richard Perle, an AEI Fellow and a Bilderberg Steering Committee member, desires a New World Order (the objective of the organizations he leads).
Many of the radio stations that broadcast John Macarthur's Grace To You are owned by Salem Communications. Salem Communications is directed by men who are members of the Council for National Policy.
"...five directors of Salem Communications Company are or have been officers and directors of Council for National Policy..."
Dr. R Albert Mohler, a keynote speaker at John Macarthur's annual Pastors' Conference, holds leadership positions in two NGO's of the United Nations, has signed The Manhattan Declaration, and is subordinate to a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Dr. Mark Dever, another speaker at John Macarthur's Pastors' Conference, once dismissed 256 members of his own church for being inadaptable to his change program.
John Macarthur’s host, Greg Laurie, sits on the board of the Billy Graham Evangelical Association and is a big supporter of the Purpose Driven movement. Click here to see a picture of Laurie sitting with Rick Warren at his Harvest Crusade.
Few know that Pastor John Macarthur of Grace Community Church not only claims to have seen Dr. King's shed blood just after his assassination, but also claims to have been in the very bathroom from which authorities say the fatal shots were fired. Why was John Macarthur able to gain access to these most important crime scenes? And who is his friend, John Perkins?
James MacDonald has signed The Manhattan Declaration and his Harvest Bible Fellowship has admitted that their ministries are a TRICK! "Our men's and women's and student ministry is a TRICK to get them into small groups." To read why these ministries are a trick, then click here.
On May 3, 1996, The Mayor and City Council of Los Angeles adopted a resolution to congratulate John Macarthur on his ministry "which has advanced the causes of Jesus Christ worldwide...and wishes him continued fruitfulness in all of his future endeavors for the glory of God."
The Lord Jesus Christ said, "The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil." If John Macarthur has testified that the world's works are evil, then why
is he being congratulated by politicians and, in particular, why is he being congratulated by a Gay Activist and a member of the Knights of Malta?
HIS GLOBAL NETWORK
Learn about Communitarianism and the dynamics of church transformation as it is being implemented in John Macarthur's network of ministries. See that Macarthur's organization is a part of Peter Drucker and Rick Warren's Purpose Driven, globalist Communitarian network. Learn how the churches are involved in the implementation of the one-world government.
Learn about John Macarthur's ecumenical roots and spiritual lineage through his father's involvement at the pinnacle of the world ecumenical movement. Learn that John Macarthur's principal financier was/is a Governor of the Council for National Policy, a Council on Foreign Relations front. Learn about John Macarthur's globalist ministers and his ministries that partner with foreign governments and NGO's of the United Nations. See that John Macarthur has had Purpose Driven ministries flourishing at Grace Community Church for years and that he has conformed his ministries to the Leadership Network's structure and agenda. Also learn about just two of John Macarthur's globalist, Communitarian friends, Al Mohler and Mark Dever. (Click here to view a PDF version of this article.)
"In partnering with a foreign government in a housing development project, John Macarthur’s Grace Church, through TMAI Brazil, is finding its proper place and function within Peter Drucker’s Communitarian partnership (New World Order)."
John Macarthur's ministry in Honduras is called MEDA. The Vice President of Honduras, being surrounded by military men and secret police, has on at least two occasions visited MEDA. On another occasion a colonel from a local military base paid a visit to MEDA.
When the Vice President of Honduras visited he thanked MEDA "for its willingness to serve." The President of Honduras at the time of this visit was Manuel Zelaya. Zelaya had a close alliance with communist leaders:
"Political opponents, particularly business elites, opposed his [Zelaya's] foreign policy, including his alliance with Hugo Chavez in Venezuela, and friendship with Cuba's Raul Castro."
President Zelaya interceded with the Cuban government in order to obtain permission for Cubans to attend a conference at MEDA in order to be trained to lead "cell churches" upon their return to Cuba.
What service is John Macarthur's training center performing in Honduras that has earned the thanks of its government?
John Macarthur's South African pastor is a leader of a Baptist World Alliance (United Nations-NGO) member organization. John Macarthur's Russian head pastor and host church are also connected to the Baptist World Alliance.
The Baptist Association of El Salvador is a member of the World Council of Churches. “The World Council of Churches has jettisoned traditional Christian missionary activity and substituted political action designed to establish a new kind of world order.”
Globeworks International is "an international, interdenominational Christian mission...building a network of experienced, effective national leaders...The VISION for Globeworks is, in a word: partnering.”
See how John Macarthur connects to the United Nations, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Council for National Policy, the American Enterprise Institute, the Leadership Network, the Southern Baptist Convention, Freemasonry, and Rick Warren among other connections.
HIS CONNECTION TO THE LEADERSHIP NETWORK
The goal of The Leadership Network is to train leaders who will transform churches within networks that will serve the communitarian system (the government/business/social sector merger). In this "new paradigm," church leaders having received training in group facilitation skills (what the Grace Advance leadership calls "dynamic instruction" and "rich dialogical interaction"), have become change agents ready to affect social change in their communities.
What does the future hold for John Macarthur's worldwide The Master's Academy International centers? The centers are now being formed into a Leadership Community. The formation of Leadership Communities is part of the global transformation process promoted by the Leadership Network, a primary organization manipulating the churches into the Communitarian partnership.
HIS COMMUNITARIAN-PURPOSE DRIVEN MINISTRIES
See that John Macarthur's singles ministries were based on Rick Warren's Purpose Driven model.
"I have been asked on three occasions by the leaders of Grace Community Church to come into a ministry and be an agent of change...in each of these cases that change has included casting a fresh vision, defining a new ministry culture and promote [sic] positive change." (Kurt Gebhards, John Macarthur's Purpose Driven pastor)
"The Church is now victim of a second attack against her, in the rampant Socialism and Sovietism that have been thrust upon her in the name of flabby and unmoral theories of 'brotherhood' and in an appeal to her 'fairness.' The church has been made to believe that she is a forum for discussion and not a high place for annunciation."
"First of all don't become antagonistic, cantankerous, rebellious against the leadership of your church because they had a 40 days thing...We're not trying to create a firestorm here, you know, launched from Grace To You to people who can go in and disturb the tranquility of their churches [churches that have adopted the 40 Days program].” (John Macarthur)
"I do see many transformation philosophies that echo Rick Warren or hybrid it…PD movement has infiltrated Grace Church under a different name or disguise…though perhaps only a partial disguise if PDL book was actually used or was only temporarily used…"
More than 3 years ago Pastor John Coleman and Dr. Robert Klenck stated on their radio show that John Macarthur’s The Guild and The Foundry were both ministries following the Purpose Driven model. Dr. Klenck, who is a foremost Christian expert on the Church Growth/ Purpose Driven Movement, stated on that radio show: “Not only is it [the Purpose Driven model] there [at Grace Community Church], but it is going at full speed.”
John Piper, whose church hosted Rick Warren as a keynote speaker at his 2010 Desiring God conference and who has proclaimed, "at root, I think he [Rick Warren] is theologically and doctrinally sound," spoke at John Macarthur's European Bible Training Center's Shepherds' Conference in October, 2009. His speech was entitled, "Feel Christ."
HIS FALSE TEACHING
"...now the question is, if you're living in tribulation period, and you take this mark, in other words, you identify with the beast's empire will you still be able to be redeemed? And I think the answer to that is yes, yes..." "So I don't think the fact that someone takes that [the mark of the Beast] is a sentence to permanency..." (John Macarthur during a Q&A session at his church)
John Macarthur's deceitful "Slave" teaching is conditioning Christians to be slaves of the Antichrist. Does John Macarthur consider himself to be a slave? Drawing a very high salary and belonging to one of the finest Country Clubs in Southern California, John Macarthur appears to be more like the slave-master than the slave.
"After all these years, this information about John MacArthur's teaching, is still needed today. His teaching on the blood of Christ is dangerous, and people are still being led astray by it. -- E L Bynum
"We don't want to get caught into this bizarre notion that somehow in the actual fluid that came out of the body of Jesus there is saving power or saving efficacy"-John Macarthur
Quotes from John Macarthur: "I believe it is a serious misunderstanding to think of the believer as having both an old and new nature. Believers do not have dual personalities...there is no such thing as an old nature in the believer." "I'm not convinced there are two natures; I think you have one new nature that has the possibility of sinning." But the Lord Jesus Christ had two natures, the human and the divine.
Contrary to John Macarthur's teaching, scripture indicates the Antichrist will be a Jew. In claiming the Antichrist will be a Muslim, and in stating that Christians can take the Mark of the Beast and still get to Heaven, John Macarthur is promoting the counterfeits that will deceive the masses during the Tribulation.
"MacArthur's formula...seems to be as follows: Man's obedience + man's service to Christ = SALVATION. Does not this formula indicate salvation by works? The Bible consistently teaches that salvation is not based on man's works, but on the Person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ."
"Did Christ actually pay the penalty for everybody's sins? And if He did pay the penalty for everyone's sins then the suffering for sin was already accomplished. How in the world could someone then have to suffer eternally for their sin?...If sinners are sent to hell to pay forever for their sins, their sins could not have been paid for by Christ on the cross." (John Macarthur)
"We teach that, in the incarnation, the second person of the Trinity laid aside His right to the full prerogatives of coexistence with God, assumed the place of a Son, and took on an existence appropriate to a servant while never divesting Himself of His divine attributes." (The Master's Seminary Statement of Faith)
"This statement implies that prior to the incarnation Christ had not assumed the place of a Son. Also it implies that Christ did not assume the role of a Son until the incarnation. However, the Bible teaches that Sonship is not a role that Christ played, nor is it a place that He assumed. Sonship relates to Christ’s essential identity. He has always existed as the Son; He has forever been in the bosom of the Father (John 1:18). Sonship is not something that He ever assumed."
According to John Macarthur's The Master's Seminary Statement of Faith-God: "We teach that the work of the Holy Spirit in this age began at Pentecost when He came from the Father as promised by Christ..." What does the Lord Jesus Christ say?
"Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you." (John 16:7)
"John MacArthur hosts a youth conference which is called the 'Resolved Conference.' Thousands of young people attend and listen to Christian lyrics sung to the heavy drum beat of rock music. There is no question that rock music is accepted and approved by John MacArthur and his church."
This very well researched work focuses primarily on John Macarthur's psychological teachings and his neo-evangelical associations.
HIS MASONIC/OCCULT CONNECTION
For some time in this video Macarthur is seen holding up a domino with 3 dots on it. Three is "the preeminent number for Craft Masonry." The first degree in Craft Masonry is called Entered Apprentice. The second degree is called Fellow Craft and the third degree is called Master Mason. Is this video communicating to Masons (while hiding from the "profane"), that John Macarthur is a "Master of the Craft?"
Why was John Macarthur's father, Dr. Jack Macarthur, a "close personal friend" with a high ranking Freemason? Was Jack Macarthur also a high ranking Freemason? And why are Freemasons posing as Christians?
The all-seeing eye originated in Egypt in those Satanic Mysteries which God physically judged during the time of Moses, when he lead the Israelites out of the land by the mighty hand of God. The All-Seeing Eye was representative of the omniscience of Horus, the Sun God... This is damning, because in Egyptian Mythology, Horus IS Lucifer.
The logos for both John Macarthur's Grace To You and The Master's College are masonic/occult symbols.
Most Christians are unaware that the directional compass is an important device used in ritual high magic. The compass shown at the top of John Macarthur's Outreach ministry's webpage also depicts a six-pointed star (the compass needle's alignment combined with the four coordinates).
The first sentence of a Masonic sermon proclaims, "Masonic conduct is to adore the Grand Architect of the Universe.” Dr. Lawson states that "God is the ARCHITECT… ushering in His sovereign purposes on a GRAND scale."
"You must wear your color and chant your team name, with soap, mud, and pigs, the sports are far from tame."
Todd Friel played the role of a group facilitator at John Macarthur's recent Strange Fire Conference (Oct.16-18, 2013) facilitating dialogues with the various conference panelists. And according to the Strange Fire website, "Todd is the host of 'Wretched TV,' available in eighty million American households..." During a recent Wretched TV segment, Mr. Friel can been seen flashing the 666 satanic hand signal.
For "denying himself and picking up his cross" part time, John Macarthur earns more than the President of the United States.
John Macarthur's "Grace To You," financed with Christian donations, pays a corporation solely owned by his son-in-law approximately $775,000 per year for its services.
HIS CONVERSION STATEMENT
Phil Johnson: So you’re saying...are you saying it would be difficult for you to put your finger on when your conversion took place?
John Macarthur: Yeah. I’ve never been able to do that. And it doesn’t bother me. I think I’m one of those kids...I was one of those kids that never rebelled and always believed. And so when God did His saving work in my heart, it was not discernable to me.
Listen to commentary regarding John Macarthur's conversion statement by clicking here.
THE APOSTATE CHURCH
Brenda Nickel gives a compelling account of her seduction into and her deliverance from the demonic stronghold that is Reformed Theology/Calvinism. This article is a must-read for those ensnared by this false religion.
See how church policy for many churches is determined by a satanic hierarchy, secret societies, intelligence agencies, foundations, and the United Nations.
"Evangelical churches will be the chief instrument to bring the New World Order to birth"
A Letter of Warning to Kurt Gebhards' Hickory Harvest Church, the Harvest Bible Chapel Affiliate in North Carolina: "A Church of Life Groups." "Our men’s and women’s and student ministry is a TRICK to get them into small groups” In fact, the entire agenda at Harvest Bible Fellowship is a Satanic trick.
The church growth movement is magic and mind control cloaked as Christianity. Group member interaction (also known as group dynamics) in churches infiltrated by the church growth movement is often referred to by church growth change agents as “synergy” or “synergy of energy.” The meaning or definition of group synergy is that the “group mind,” taken as an entity, is something different and greater than the sum of the minds of the individual group members. Its formation is often depicted by the equation, 2+2=5. What church growth change agents don’t explain is where the extra “one” in this equation comes from. It comes from the influence of the group demon which has been invoked. This group/team demon is called an “egregore.”
The Manhattan Declaration, drafted by a member of the Council on Foreign Relations who serves UNESCO, and signed in Oct/Nov 2009, is an Evangelical/Roman Catholic/Eastern Orthodox manifesto which represents another ecumenical (bridge-building) milestone toward the final goal of creating a one-world religion for the worship of Lucifer. The dialectical process had been utilized in achieving this ecumenical unity as diversity was able to set aside its theological differences and find common ground on three social issues: life, marriage, and liberty.
"The apostles knew nothing of the Apostles’ Creed...It has the honorific label 'Apostles' attached to it, as if they created it, recited it, and endorsed it; when they neither wrote, recited, nor endorsed the creed attributed to them. Roman Catholics, Greek Catholics, Anglicans, Liberals, and Protestants all recite the Apostles’ Creed, yet the Reformers thought rightly that the Roman Catholic Church with its papacy is Antichrist. How can this be? Rome has recently called Protestant dissenters to its hierarchy and doctrine, 'separated brethren,' and continues to attempt to end the separation by such means as ecumenical councils, documents, and creeds. The Apostles’ Creed is one ecumenical bridge over the gap. The Apostles’ Creed is a lowest-common denominator attempt at ecumenism."
WOLVES IN SHEEP'S CLOTHES
"The evidence is abundant to convict Mrs. Kjos of being ecumenical and a promoter, whether knowingly or unknowingly, of promoting the New Age."
"Either the present documentation I have on this lady is false, or we have another New Age change agent successfully spreading false doctrine within the professing church.”
"In 'The Judaizing Calvin,' Lutheran theologian Aegidius Hunnius (1550–1603) analyzes the writings of John Calvin, the chief teacher of the Reformed Church—and documents a persistent pattern of interpretation in Calvin which undermines the fundamental teachings of the New Testament concerning Christ Jesus. Hunnius contends that Calvin was a 'judaizing' theologian—one who favored a Rabbinic Jewish interpretation of Old Testament prophecies—and that Calvin's interpretations undermined the New Testament teachings concerning the Incarnation, the doctrine of the Trinity, and the death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus. Hunnius provides the reader with a passionate and substantial refutation of Calvin's flawed interpretations, and upholds the apostolic understanding of the connection between Old Testament Messianic prophecy and the New Testament fulfillment of those prophecies."
Drug Terminology at Rick Warren's Saddleback Church
Saddleback's college-age ministry is called Crave. This ministry meets at The Refinery. Crave's weekly e-news is called The Fix. With a craving for drugs comes the need for a fix (slang for an intravenous injection of a drug, esp heroin). Refineries process opium into heroin. Rick Warren's Junior High ministry at Saddleback is called Wildside.
Should the Church Teach Tithing? ~ A Theologian's Conclusions about a Taboo Doctrine. Click here to read "Tithing is not a Christian Doctrine." Click here to read "140 Questions for the Tithe Advocates." The Zionist Conspiracy ~ Modern Israel is Satan's counterfeit. Israel can't exist until Jesus Christ returns and they believe on Him whom they pierced. The Six-Pointed Star-The Mark of the Beast ~ King David never had a star. The 6-pointed star is not a Jewish symbol, but an Egyptian symbol which Israel adopted in the wilderness due to their apostasy. Abundant evidence shows that the 6-pointed star will be the mark of the Beast. Another Bible, Another Gospel ~ The modern bible versions (ERV, NASB, NIV, NLT) are not the word of God. They are derived from a new and corrupted Greek text which has altered and eliminated numerous verses to change doctrine.
"The reader will note in the following chronology that the modern movements preparing mankind for the Age of the Spirit -- Ecumenism, Zionism and Pentecostalism -- appear to have a common point of origin, namely the Anglo-American nexus of power centered in Great Britain. Of interest, the Celtic tribes which eventually settled in Great Britain had emigrated from Gaul to Galatia in Asia Minor before the Christian era, bringing with them gnostic heresies and pagan customs derived from their Druid ancestors. And it was precisely these gnostic and Judaizing heresies which the apostle Paul found necessary to refute in his epistles to the Galatians and Colossians...
"...From the academia of nineteenth century Great Britain would emerge an intellectual movement that would elevate the formerly rejected knowledge of heretical sects and underground societies to a position of intellectual and social respectability. Additionally, Masonic infiltration of the Church of England and the creation of Cecil Rhodes' secret societies for the federation, expansion and consolidation of the British Empire would make England the international center of the burgeoning Ecumenical (Universalist), Zionist (Judaizing) and Pentecostal (Mystical) movements. As we begin the new millennium, the manifest success of these movements portends that the prophesied "Age of the Spirit" will be a synthesis of all three movements ~ a One World Religion of Jewish Mysticism. In other words, universal Judeo-Freemasonry---the national religion of Great Britain."