We see this is the third article this month youve found worth reading. Panel Discussion: R.C. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. Most institutional church men cannot help but earn their salvation. Ralph Thank you thank you thank you. Part of the problem is he is perhaps self-perceived, and certainly perceived by others as a leader. Julie Roys is truly exposing the true lies from John MacArthur and his associates at the Grace Community Church. To pretty much assume that it is an excuse may well be jumping to false conclusions. I never knew who he voted for, but now Im told Im not even a Christian if I didnt vote the way he wanted me to. If John MacArthur sins or if I do, its nobodys business except for Christ alone. Even when there is an opportunity to fess up and give a truthful explanation as to why MacArthur will not be able to attend a scheduled event, they/he still gives excuses. (Brad Schoolfield) Recently, news broke that Ligonier Ministries scheduled their 2022 National Conference at First Baptist Orlando, which concludes this weekend. When the Bible was written all people had was the church. He seemed proud of his involvement in civil rights. On March 18-20, 2021, Ligonier Ministries hosted its 2021 National Conference, celebrating fifty years since the ministry's founding. The Christian character and witness of Pastor John Macarthur is well known. The predator has groomed the elders elders and the congregation even before selecting the victims. I say, keep workin and knock yourselves out. People, specially older people do get sick. Have you read the hand written confession David Gray gave to GCC? Ironically, the John MacArthur I admired for so long, is now the one continuously worthy of being publicly criticized. A Conservative Christian Elder Board, to be most precise. But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. What king of elder board would throw her out and keep him knowing this? The cancellation comes after revelations that MacArthur had apparently promoted a convicted child abuser and shamed the abuser's wife. Audio was taken from the following sermons:Derek Thomas: The Worship of Godhttps://bit.ly/3isftb8Steven Lawson: The Glory of Godhttps://bit.ly/3ort0U7W. What is the future of reformed theology? It didnt convict me John MacArthur did that all in his own so very sad. Robert Godfrey: The Necessity of Christhttps://bit.ly/3a3eTw0Music:Solar Flares - Caleb Etheridgehttps://filmpac.com/product/FMAAA1833/ The Roys Report seeks to foster thoughtful and respectful dialogue. Interested in joining the Ligonier team? Instead, it reads as gotcha journalism and bias on the site. It sends out mixed messages. The problem is this: there is no such thing as an adjective Christian: conservative or liberal progressive Christian. Id hardly call what MacArthur did to Eileen Grays to be an act of kindness and service. Reply. John has told us in his past sermons that those who refuse to benefit from his churchs council long can be released as a member, but only until that person repents, & confess. While Im great full for GTYs ministry in past years I question what was going on then that none of us knew. Did you assume you were being told the truth about resting for the conference when he had covid? I do, however, agree that a 1 Corinthians 5 situation is to be handled by the entire congregation that are led to consensus by their elders. And it may not. He admitted to often being nude with his daughter. A good man obtains favor from the Lord, but a man of wicked intentions He will condemn. (Proverbs 12:2) I no longer support John MacArthur because his intentions seem to have shifted from revealing Gods will, to using his platform to conform others to his will. These same people attend listen, serve, grow and giveWe have pro-life and pro-choiceAnd in the midst of all of this, we have one of the most beautiful worship experiences you can possibly imagine. Viewarticle, Research: Progressive (Social Justice) Christianity, CRNs homepage contains a list of professing Christians to mark and avoid (Rom 16:17-18). 16:13). YOU, I have been looking for MacArthurs repentance? Meanwhile, the wife of the predator had been for years trying to keep her family safe and protected and had been manipulated into supporting her husband the predator, thus she had gotten compromised along the way. He sure did not. His attitude is not one of an elder and Macarthurs so called spokesperson. What is the future church facing? To shame and reject an abused wife and her abused children is reprehensible behavior and it is especially so when the one doing the shaming is an influential church leader. "Last Friday, the board of directors of Ligonier Ministries and Reformation Bible College received and affirmed the resignation of Dr. R.C. I think of Matt 11, where Jesus rebukes cities taught the truth but didnt repent, telling them that they will suffer the wrath of God far worse than those who were wantonly sinful but untaught the Truth, because if they had known the truth they would have repented. The Q & A portion of the conference would be a snake pit to navigate right now. While MacArthur withdrew, for whatever reasons those were, many prominent speakers remain such as Steven Lawson, Sinclair Ferguson, Robert Godfrey, Stephen Nichols, Burk Parsons, Derek Thomas, and Michael Reeves, amongst others. Q5. [38:30 40:30], Q8 and 9. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. (Ive read other reports where photos of unrelated people (as students in school and now pastors) lambasted for offering to babysit. The Q&A panel discussion of this post is from day 3. Sinclair Ferguson, W. Robert Godfrey, Joel Kim, Steven Lawson, John MacArthur . So, generally speaking, this is what Ive come to expect from this site. Disappointing. MacArthur CLEARLY verbally attacked the people protesting the nazis at Charlottesville but totally mitigated and exonerated the nazis and alt right white nationalists who murdered Heather Hyer. The real gospel says its not about what we do for christ, its about what he did for us. September 24, 2021 - September 25, . Quit picking on these guys! I understand this is an extreme example, but hopefully you see the problem here. For it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret. Now She is Standing in the Gap for Women. JM, even though hes got poor taste in watches (understated is best: Patek Phillippe Calatrava, for instance, can be had quite cheaply), he is not a leader and should tell his congregation so: he is a servant of the church, as are we all. Julie, I know you believe it is right, but all the scriptures you use to justify your type of reporting is not in context with the scriptures. I am convinced that the problem we have is two fold: 1. We are to hold one another accountable privately and publicly but within the church. His character must be exemplary. 451 Ligonier Court, Sanford, . That is not the right way to judge Christian brothers. The leadership always sides with the predator. I do not have any other details and would encourage you to reach out to Dr. MacArthurs office. Read More. I really dont know the whole story and neither do you! As was pointed out in this Roy report! You can literally walk in the footsteps of our heroes of the past, of Luther, of Calvin, of Jonathan Edwards. I love him and his great skills as an Expositor, and I respect him for that, but he needs to come clean on these matters. Okay so I dont know who you are or what you believe. What are you talking about! Others had been Cadets or counselors themselves at some point and were happy to become reacquainted. For someone who believe that their action were right and just, they sure dont seem to be very forthcoming with an explanation. With our glorious future in view, Christians do not have less of a stake in the present, but infinitely more. Is that what your sharing that Julie might find out about you? If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. Jesus is Lord. Shared with Public Follow Like the prophet Isaiah, we need cleansing in order to dwell with God in His supreme holiness. There is no way for us to know for sure at this time and we maybe never will. On Monday, January 18, we hosted our 2021 Winter Conference, Everyone's a Theologian, at Saint Andrew's Chapel and on the RBC campus in Central Florida. Our 2021 Winter Conference, commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of Ligonier Ministries, will celebrate Dr. Sproul's life and legacy, examining the central themes he proclaimed as he strove to help every Christian become a better theologian. John MacArthur doesnt owe anyone an explanation of what or why he decides what is best for him and his family as well as what is best for his church family. On September 18, 2021, Ligonier Ministries and RBC hosted Always Ready, a one-day apologetics youth conference to provide an overview of key issues in apologetics and give answers to some of the most common attacks on the Christian faith. There are always consequences for words and deeds, unfortunately Mr. Gray broke the law. Didnt he and his wife also have Covid and kept that a secret? Saturday, 20 March 2021 00:41. W. Robert Godfrey and Derek Thomas will lead us through James 1 against the breathtaking landscape of Alaska. He should be held to the same standards to which he holds everyone else. This article was shared on Facebook 1.1K times, so clearly many agree with its newsworthiness. No. Matthew 18:15-17 Considering the horrors that the victim in this story was put through by her husband, as well as by John MacArthur and his henchmen, wouldnt you like to see at least some indication of MacArthur having a contrite spirit about this? [40:30 48m], https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMuLTFOGPx8. 27. Christian Rocker Posts Stunning Response to Recent Apostasy of Christian Leaders, Chicago Radio Host & a Former Bodyguard Say James MacDonald Asked Them to Arrange Murders, James MacDonald Took Millions from Harvest & Now Demands Broadcast Ministry, Mancow Airs Shocking Comments By James MacDonald: My Response. (Ding! If you have comments or questions about this article, please let us know [email protected]. Julie Roys alluding that it may be otherwise doesnt make it fact. Those include: The Providence of God; Serving God in the Digital Age; The Church in Africa; Discipling the Next Generation; Teaching the Truth. Ligonier Pittsburgh Conference 2021 - Highlights - YouTube 0:00 / 3:19 Ligonier Pittsburgh Conference 2021 - Highlights 3,341 views Oct 4, 2021 230 Dislike Share Save Kuiper Belt. Gray admitted that he beat his kids on the heads and feet with a rod and belt, with his knee on their backs! Give a gift of $30 or more to The Roys Report this month, and you will receive Escaping the Maze of Spiritual Abuse by Dr. Lisa Oakley and Justin Humphreys. It is not fair to assume that we know that for sure at this time. How strange in this case the government got it right, and the Elders leading the local church got it wrong. John MacArthur (March-20-2021) Watch Sermon: We all Need to Know this Truth. I dont think I have to point out beginning with Ravi Zacharias that there seems to be a pattern emerging that shows effective, full counsel of God ministries seem to be under petty attacks. A Continuing Reformation Pittsburgh 2021 Conference - Ligonier Ministries Rather than a mere relic of the past, the Reformation is our future. Certainly, we have all done awful things we wouldnt want being brought out into the public eye. I do not fear going before God and saying lord, I called out the den of vipers who abuse your word for their own glory. Yeah Julie. I have faith in the teaching of Pastor John and can see there are constant attacks on his ministry to compromise the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Your tax-deductible gift helps our journalists report the truth and hold Christian leaders and organizations accountable. The scripture tells us to mind our own business . It is sad, but this isnt looking good for anyone involved, especially believers. Thank you Cherul Unruh for being brave enough to say so. Relay Worship Conference Bowling Green, Kentucky February 18, 2023 Relay Worship Conference Worship Northwest Keizer, Oregon February 23 - 25, 2023 Worship Northwest Angeles Worship Summit Azusa, California February 25, 2023 Angeles Worship Summit Prophetic Worship Summit Austin, Texas March 3 - 5, 2023 Prophetic Worship Summit Is the doctrine of election a primary doctrine? On March 17, we published an article documenting how MacArthurs Grace Community Church (GCC) promoted and supported Gray even after his 2005 convictions for aggravated child molestation and child abuse. The conservative voice and Christian content are being silenced more and more. He answered Julie very disrespectful when she reported on Macarthurs homes. The Ligonier Conference 2021was titled Right Now Counts Forever. Yes, I understand the point. Gods got this! Ligonier Camp and Conference Center is a Christian outdoor adventure summer camp and retreat center located in the beautiful Laurel Highlands of western Pennsylvania. Who are you that you think he owes anybody repentance except for Christ himself. Right Now Counts Forever 2021 National Conference by Various Teachers | Ligonier Ministries If you are nothing more than a cosmic accident, your life doesn't matter. Ligonier Conference Series with J. Ligon Duncan The Invisible Church Discovering Deuteronomy Learn More Renewing Your Mind Minute with R.C. Nearly everyone who stopped by the Cadet exhibit was excited to learn that Cadets is at work in the lives of boys and men around the world. Sproul" and "exists to proclaim, teach, and defend the holiness of God in all its fullness to as many people as possible." Learn more: https://www.ligonier.org/about/ The conference theme was "Right Now Counts Forever." Ligonier Ministries is the teaching fellowship of R.C. He may start with faith alone, but he brings works into maintaining salvation and if you believe your works maintain your salvation, you are not saved, because no works can justify or maintain salvation before God. When a preacher, who doesnt meet those conditions, preaches from the pulpit even when he is biblically accurate but then fails to walk the walk and seems only able to talk the talk, he then fails to respect the very reason for being allowed to preach in the first place. You realize that he and the whole of GCC have been supporting him since 2001, right? June 28, 2021 at 6:51 pm. Prison. Q4. Get new articles and breaking news delivered to your inbox. Because John MacArthur is a Pastor, Teacher, Expositor, he is absolutely MORE accountable than anyone to give an explanation/apology especially on the magnitude of this issue with the Grays and what he did to Eileen Gray specifically. Ligonier Ministries is an international Christian discipleship organization founded by theologian Dr. R.C. Nor should you try to tarnish anyone whitout facts. The church discipline was the result of David Greys successful manipulation of well intentioned God fearing men at Grace. But in reality none of us were there and we have to wait for the truth to come out. He many have had to cancel because he is not well, just as he said. Bible believing Christians know that the Bible supports church discipline. This was alarming due to the recently exposed heretical teachings espoused by First Baptist. That church is absolutely egregious on covering up a sexual predator, but the Lord will tell you that you should never help that wicked. The Q&A panel discussion of this post is from day 3. This is one of the problems with Elder-run churches. Click Bait on the headline! There is no end to the blessings that are ours in Jesus Christ. Knowing all that has been done for us in union with Christ, we can more clearly see how the gospel informs every aspect of our lives, directing us to serve the Lord faithfully today. Join us on September 24-25, 2021, for A Continuing Reformation, a two-day conference in Pittsburgh, PA. As we examine essential truths of Scripture championed in the Protestant Reformation, we'll be encouraged to stand with greater conviction on the immovable . We as men of Christ know how the devil will use media in an attempt to strip John MacArthur of everything he has done in total comittance in his life long dedicated life in our Holy Triune God, through the seminary, as well as Grace church. It was a 3-day conference. The fact that the illness is in question pretty much proves the point. He confessed to punishing too harshly with a belt and rod, striking his kids on the head and feet and not being appropriately dressed when he was with his daughter. Tom Gardiana The way the David Gray case was handled and is currently being handled indicates there has been no repentance. 2021 Winter Conference: Everyone's a Theologian. In the 1 minute video below, you will get a sense of the Ligonier conference and of the speakers who answered the following questions: I linked the Q&A video of this post below, while you watch it, you should see other videos of the conference nearby. So your saying some of your past sins are protecting pedophiles and wife beaters and youve covered up people that committed those crimes? 16:13). Your tax-deductible gift helps our journalists report the truth and hold Christian leaders and organizations accountable. We know enough of the story to call a man to repentance. View our current career opportunities. John MacArthur has pulled out of the Ligonier 2022 Conference. He is one of the formost pastors in the world. Ligonier Tours takes you to the places where significant events occurred, events that have shaped history. He is very prideful, if he was truly humble he would apologise to the woman, that he shamed. Announcing Our 2021 Conference in Detroit. 1) I was shocked the wife tried to formally withdraw from Grace To You church in writing they said they literally would not let her withdraw. Scroll down to WARNING. [21m 38:30], Q7. Virtually every church (fundamental churches, evangelical churches, or liberal gatherings calling themselves churches, as well as synagogues and cults) handle child abuse allegations the pretty much the same way. When the NT was written and the rules of how to handle things via the church, there were no law enforcement agencys. A particular thought pattern now permeates our civic discourse: We dont have to believe what they say, because they are dishonest, unfair. Interested in joining the Ligonier team? However, a church where MacArthur also was slated to speak in March has stated MacArthur is cancelling its engagement due to family health issues.. For nearly 40 years, Johns teaching helped me become a faithful Christian in every respect. 27. His inability to admit he was wrong and reach out to the victims in this case should rightfully be called out.. It is a most magnificent truth. That is the part that is, as you put it, scary. To assume he is simply offering an excuse is jumping to conclusions and is not fair. We can certainly learn from reading and studying. Sproul's new book. Ephesians 5:11-13 says Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. Founded in 1914 as an interdenominational ministry of the First Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh, LCCC has a long history of ministry reaching campers across the United States and abroad. [0 7m]. In a statement released by Ligonier Ministries on Monday, the organization said the younger Sproul was removing himself from ministry for "personal reasons" but made no mention of his arrest. Im sorry. Only ones who report the facts without judgment or distortion. NO VIDEOS! On these tours, youll have time with these trusted teachers over a meal or at the sites along the journey. You can literally walk in the footsteps of our heroes of the past, of Luther, of Calvin, of Jonathan Edwards. It is reprehensible. God bless you Julie, for exposing John Maccarthurs hippocrisy. You can also keep these digital messages forever by purchasing the conference collection from the Ligonier store. These men are wonderful brothers in the faith, many having decades long faithful ministries that have benefited an untold amount of believers.. Whatever Elders do at GCC, it is somehow distinct from Leadership. If you cannot hold a pastor/teacher accountable here, and call him to repentance, when can you? This is an ONGOING issue. To donate, click here. So Jesus is not allowed to call anyone a white-washed tomb which in todays lingo could be translated as a white-washed septic tank? How can one grow in the fear of God and decrease in the fear of man? Its scary to repent of your past but know that someone could dig it up easily. Danny de Armas, the senior associate pastor, infamously offered a full-blown ecumenical statement devoid of any Gospel truth and antithetical to the teachings of Scripture by highlighting how many illegal immigrants, pro-choice demoncrats, and LGBTQ folkwere serving in his church. A ministry of the First Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh since 1914. The Roys Report reached out to MacArthur for comment but did not immediately hear back. You will meet these figures in ways you have never met them before. Lord, I beg for your protection over MacArthur. The more you study your Bible, the more you will come to appreciate such pastors. Interested in joining the Ligonier team? Nor is all of the facts presented in the original report. Grace Community Church was given a *written confession* by David Gray before MacArthur publicly shamed her for not submitting to him. [9] Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. 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I believe this has nothing to do with the above mentioned ministries rather than the Church of Jesus Christ being directly attacked by those who hate God, hate truth, hate the Gospel and know that the ideas of the Judeo Christian world view stands alone preventing the evil one from destroying the The true Church of Jesus Christ and the salvation of many. Hi. As you seem so keen for Christians to hold one another accountable, why didnt GCC hold criminal abuser David Grays accountable? CITs: $50 for training + $80 / Week Base Rate. It was a 3-day conference. John has always followed scripture with law & gospel. Neither the church nor MacArthur has responded. Am I Right With God Pastor Patrick Hines sheeplywolves, By Faith Galatians 2:15-21 Pastor Patrick Ramsey, By Faith Galatians 2:15-21 Pastor Patrick Ramsey sheeplywolves, Not By Works Galatians 2:15-21 Pastor Patrick Ramsey. Ligonier Ministries is "the teaching fellowship of R.C. We are encouraged by scripture to believe the best, to assume someone is telling the truth unless its proven otherwise. That renders all that he has to preach a slight on God because a preacher/pastor is supposed to submit to God and be worthy of preaching Gods word. Interactive video courses for individual or group study on topics related to the Bible, theology, Christian living, church history, and more. He needs to be biblically qualified and he isnt. ), Progressive Govt. 50 % off. 2021 National Conference: Day Three Ligonier Ministries 550K subscribers Subscribe 1.3K 236K views Streamed 1 year ago With our glorious future in view, Christians do not have less of a stake. You are blessed to expose the charlatans of the church like MacArthur. Your article is very one-sided. Keep in touch with Julie and get updates in your inbox! Say something I dont agree with spirituality, sure lets go to the elders. I hope and pray that the horrific treatment by JM and his henchman to this lady and her children did not break their faith. They continually chose to support an abuser over the victims of that abuse, even after the abuser admitted to his own abuse AND was found guilty in a court of law. I hope he will acknowledge his wrong and sin. 2022 National Conference: Upholding Christian Ethics 9,280 views Mar 20, 2021 222 Dislike Share Save Ligonier Ministries 447K subscribers The holy character of God is the absolute standard. joint trust funds provider portal, dr benjamin bikman quack, nordstrom jewelry bracelets,