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John MacArthur – Take Mark of the Beast and Still be Saved

DTW Hippo 75 John MacArthur – Take Mark of the Beast and Still be Saved

The fact that John MacArthur teaches that you can take the Mark of the beast during the tribulation and still be saved as biblical truth is because he is a Calvinist.  The doctrine of Calvinism is a false doctrine of epic proportions.  Brannon Howse is an ecumenical ministry who will join hands with any minister they feel fit to join hands with.

How many people will take the Mark of the Beast because of what John MacArthur, Jimmy DeYoung, and Brannon Howse said?

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Further proof we in the church living in the days of apostasy don’t have a need for any man teach us. The Holy Spirit is our teacher, not apostate teachers or false teachers.

 1 John 2:26-27 – “These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you.  27 But the anointing which ye have received of Him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in Him.”

What does the Bible say about taking the Mark of the beast during the Tribulation?

Revelation 13:15-17 – “And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Revelation 14:9-11 – “And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of His indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.”
Revelation 19:20 – “And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.”
Revelation 20:4 – “And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image,neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.”
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21 comments to John MacArthur – Take Mark of the Beast and Still be Saved

  • Deborah (Discerning the World)

    Now it’s interesting to note the conundrum that John MacArthur sits in regarding this false teaching he preaches and his doctrine of Calvinism he believes in.

    1) John MacArthur supposedly believes in the rapture.

    2) If he and his followers are elect why is he telling people they can take the mark of the beast and repent afterwards to be saved? The Elect should be going up in the rapture before the tribulation.

    Now let us remember how a Calvinist gets ‘saved’ or ‘Elected’.

    A.W Pink declares

    “the sinner, of himself, cannot repent and believe.”

    James White declares,

    “The Reformed assertion is that man cannot understand and embrace the gospel nor respond in faith and repentance toward Christ without God first freeing him from sin and giving him spiritual life (regeneration).” (White, Potter’s, 101)

    3) If the Elect need to be regenerated by God first (made alive from their total depravity) in order to repent/ believe, why would they choose the mark of the beast – is not the Holy Spirit abiding in them warning them to not make such a foolish decision that will cost them their Electionship? So, John MacArhur must be speaking about reprobates that take the mark of the beast. But according to Calvinism, reprobates are doomed for hell and no decision from this evil little person crying out to God is going to change his position – we need to remember that one can’t change God’s decrees.

    What a confusing, ridiculous doctrine.

  • Aaron

    Perfect proof that MacArthur is a false teacher.

  • Sharon

    This is more of the damnable doctrine of Calvinism. This false and heretical teaching could give a person the idea that they have plenty of time before they “meet their maker.” Same person could say, well for now I will do what I want, when I want and then I’ll take this mark and still go to heaven.

    This is more Roman rubbish that will damn even more souls to hell. Satan has no shame and neither do these “men of god.” (little g done on purpose. Their god is NOT our God!)

  • mary

    its so sad to see the way the church is going but i guess we shouldn’t be surprised by the apostasy. john macarthur and paul washer kirk cameron are all teaching a false gospel so subtle that unsuspecting christians are not seeing it. its a works salvation gospel.

  • Aaron

    Mary is correct. Washer, Comfort, Cameron, they are all false.

  • Tim Wood

    This clip is from September 24 1980. GTY Questions and Answers part 11

    I don’t think we can take this as to what he believes today and not from 33 years ago. We need to know what he believes on this today.

  • Deborah (Discerning the World)

    Tim

    >> We need to know what he believes on this today.

    Well we know that:

    1) He is a Calvinist he believes this today – Calvinism is a FALSE DOCTRINE (Do you believe that God only Elect some to be saved before the foundation of the world?)
    2) He believes that the blood of Jesus Christ is just liquid
    3) He believes in Lordship Salvation.

    a) How can John MacArthur get a doctrine such as the above article so wrong? He is not a stupid man and he has published his own bible with commentaries. He get’s it wrong because he is a Calvinist.
    b) what next.. oh what for my next article: John MacArthur and Arthur Brooks – From Rome to Mormonism

  • So Jimmy DeYoung didn’t know where the brothers & sisters who disagreed were coming from. What? Am I missing something? I would have thought they got it from the Bible!
    In fact, I’m astonished that Mr DeYoung and Mr MacArthur don’t see it there.
    I’m also surprised to hear that a Cavinist believes in the Rapture. The ones I know certainly don’t.

  • Kim Olsen

    MacArthur did change his view in 1993. I have both links to this sermons on his blog so you can have the facts.

    Original 1980

    http://www.gty.org/resources/sermons/1301-I/bible-questions-and-answers-part-11

    Changed view sermon from 1993 with excerpt

    So here’s a warning to the whole world, you take that mark and you are going to receive the wrath of God. Now you can make your choice, you can refuse the mark and get the wrath of the Antichrist, or you can take the mark and get the wrath of God. The wrath of God means torment with fire and brimstone and it says in verse 11, “And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever and they have no rest day and night, those who worship the beast and his image and whoever receives the mark of his name.” You take it and you will suffer torment forever. JOHN MACARTHUR – 1993

    http://www.gty.org/resources/print/sermons/66-48

  • Deborah (Discerning the World)

    Kim

    You would think he would take the other sermon down. But no he has not. It shows he speaks from a double sided mounth. This info sits under his Q and A section and so far has deceived Brannon Howse and who knows how many other people.

    Kim, are you are Calvinist?

  • William Saunders

    John MacArthur has NOT RECANTED.

    There is no official recant statement. If John MacArthur did recant, why would he leave the audio & transcript up with no footnote stating he recanted?

    GTY has left the audio & transcript up of John MacArthur stating one can still be redeemed AFTER taking the Mark of the Beast.

    I know the John MacArthur defenders are using the 1993 message as MacArthur’s recant, but it’s not.

    Until John MacArthur officially recants, he hasn’t recanted.

    What many don’t know is that there are people who really think both can mutually co-exist and still be correct -

    Taking the Mark of the Beast = the wrath of God

    Taking the Mark of the Beast = you can still be redeemed

    I explain this in this post -

    http://ephesians511blog.blogspot.com/2013/10/mark-of-beast-seductive-american-church.html

    Even though the Word of God is very clear in Revelation 14:9-10 where it states “ANY MAN” who receives the Mark, others try to wiggle in a possibility of redemption. It is Jesuit sophistry at it’s finest even though the people that have adopted this doctrine of demons may not be Jesuits.

    Sophistry – a subtle, tricky, superficially plausible, but generally fallacious method of reasoning.

    I think many of the John MacArthur defenders don’t realize this dual thinking exists.

  • mary

    where is the doctrinal separation. brannon has a huge ministry but surrounds himself by mainly calvanists. i thought he would have a better understanding of the heresy of calv and lordship salvtion. what confusing times we are living in we don’t know whos who and whats what anymore. people don’t look at doctrine anymore in the last days they will not endure sound doctrine.

  • Joshua

    Sharon wrote:

    This is more of the damnable doctrine of Calvinism. This false and heretical teaching could give a person the idea that they have plenty of time before they “meet their maker.” Same person could say, well for now I will do what I want, when I want and then I’ll take this mark and still go to heaven.

    This is more Roman rubbish that will damn even more souls to hell. Satan has no shame and neither do these “men of god.” (little g done on purpose. Their god is NOT our God!)

    Sharon I believe you are very very confused about the doctrines of grace. Calvinism does not teach that a person has “plenty of time” before they meet their maker. your comment sounds completely ignorant of calvinism. Of course people could take parts of calvinism and turn it into whatever their sinful nature wants it to be, but that’s not what it teaches. God Bless

  • Joshua

    Deborah (Discerning the World) wrote:

    Tim

    >> We need to know what he believes on this today.

    Well we know that:

    1) He is a Calvinist he believes this today – Calvinism is a FALSE DOCTRINE (Do you believe that God only Elect some to be saved before the foundation of the world?)
    2) He believes that the blood of Jesus Christ is just liquid
    3) He believes in Lordship Salvation.

    a) How can John MacArthur get a doctrine such as the above article so wrong? He is not a stupid man and he has published his own bible with commentaries. He get’s it wrong because he is a Calvinist.
    b) what next.. oh what for my next article: John MacArthur and Arthur Brooks – From Rome to Mormonism

    Deb I respect your views and comments on many posts ive read on dtw, but I can’t figure out why you have such a huge problem with the doctrines of grace. “a.k.a. calvinism”….. you make “calvinism’ sound like a bad word. does the word “arminianism” sound any more cheerful? I found this piece by Nathan Pitchford to be helpful- “Ever since the Serpent first tempted Eve in the garden by casting doubt on God’s word and his character as he had revealed himself to her, mankind has always been engaged in the idolatrous pursuit of fashioning a god after his own imagination, a god who conforms to his own preconceived ideas about what merits worship and trust. This spirit is alive and well today, and professing Christendom’s conceptions of who God really is are legion. Talk of God’s love as demanding that he never be so wrathful as to send people to hell, his justice as requiring that he give all rebellious sinners an equal opportunity for salvation, his sovereignty as necessarily being limited by man’s free choice, his salvation as an offer which must be ratified and completed by man in his unregenerate nature is rampant. There is no cure for this, but to cast off all our prior ideas of who we think God should be, or what we think he should mean when he speaks of his love, his grace, his justice, and his salvation, and to go to his word for all our answers. God is his own interpreter: and until we are willing to submit our human reason to his voice alone, we stand on the brink of eternal ruin.-

  • Joshua

    Aaron wrote:

    Perfect proof that MacArthur is a false teacher.

    Aaron are you saying that John Macarthurs views on eschatology is perfect proof that he is a false teacher? umm I love you ,but many christians have many many different opinions on the end-times events. eschatology is not a “main thing” or a “plain thing” that you should use it to judge someone as a false teacher. Its ok to say you do not agree with Macarthur on his end-time event views and not be judgemental…God Bless

  • Deborah (Discerning the World)

    Joshua

    Calvinism is an evil doctrine that ensnares people to hell, created by a murderous evil man John Calvin. The doctrines of Grace trash the gospel message of Salvation; the gospel of Jesus Christ you are saved by Grace, the doctrine of Calvinism you are elect by pride.

  • Deborah (Discerning the World)

    Joshua

    No Joshua if you read properly, believing that taking the Mark of the Beast gives the idea that a person has plenty of time before they ‘meet their maker’ and this is just another false teaching taught by Calvinists.

  • mary

    john macarthur teachers a false gospel of workds by the p in the tulip which stands for perserverance of the saints to the calvanist the tulip is the gospel. one which will damm possible people coming to the lord.

  • Deborah (Discerning the World)

    mary

    What about the rest of the letters in the TULIP that are a false gospel? don’t forget about them :)

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