Articles by John MacArthur
Freedom or slavery — what's the distinguishing mark of Christianity? In a generation fixated on freedom, fulfillment, and autonomy, the vote has been cast early and often for freedom. But the Bible is abundantly clear — slavery is the heart of what it means to be a true Christian. It's time to reassert this unpopular notion: true Christians are slaves of Christ.
Recently, while recovering from knee-replacement surgery, I decided to sample some of the current fare on TBN. It left me outraged and frustrated — and eager to challenge the misperceptions in the minds of millions of unbelievers who see these false teachers masquerading as ministers of Christ on TBN.
Former NASDAQ chairman Bernie Madoff ran a ponzi-scheme swindle for nearly 20 years, bilking an estimated $18 billon from Wall Street investors. It was the largest and most far-reaching investment fraud ever. But the wickedness of Madoff's embezzlement pales in comparison to an even more diabolical fraud perpetrated in the name of Christ under the bright lights of television cameras on religious networks worldwide every single day.
Politics and government. We seem to see them as necessary evils, bringing frustration in the present but still giving us hope for the future. Our contradictory attitudes about politics are revealing. We recognize the failure of human solutions, but at the same time we know something must be done to fix what's broken in the world. What man can't do, God has done; He's given the Messiah.