John MacArthur and his version of the sin unto death reveal the counterfeit saving faith he teaches while it also exposes his license to sin! Just like Dave Hunt, J. Vernon McGee and D. James Kennedy, Calvinist John MacArthur blatantly teaches one can sow to please the flesh (sinful nature) and reap eternal life! Imagine that! John MacArthur tries to debunk Scripture as he in vain teaches God can be mocked! The real truth is:
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. (Gal 6:7-9)
Gal. 6:8,9 is a salvation passage, not a rewards passage. We know that by the words eternal life in verse 8.
MacArthur Distorts The Sin Unto Death
What exactly did John MacArthur say about the sin unto death which boils down to an ungodly attempt to mock God? Referring to 1 John 5:16,17, John MacArthur taught:
And it refers to physical death, not spiritual death. And what it says is that a believer can commit a sin which will cause the Lord to just take him to Heaven. He doesn’t go to Hell, he goes to Heaven. It’s the same thing in first Corinthians where some were desecrating the Lord’s table. Paul said, some of you sleep; some in the congregation have died because of that. It’s any sin that the Lord deems to be SERIOUS to the point where you’re better off removed from the Church because of your influence.
[To hear John MacArthur teach that, click HERETIC John MacArthur and Sin Unto Death]
MacArthur’s Sin Unto Death Observations
- John MacArthur is describing a Christian WHO BACKSLIDES, doesn’t repent, dies in his sin/s when God strikes him dead and he is taken to heaven! Such a WICKED SINNER goes to God’s holy heaven because he is better off removed from the church because of his influence! So, to spare the church down here, he is taken to church in heaven!
- MacArthur is describing a man which he portrays as having saving faith. He thinks saving faith apparently allows for a stubborn unrepentant heart, that is, one which habitually practices serious sin as lifestyle and needs to be removed from the church!
- NOTE: John MacArthur did NOT say the man was never saved because he backslid and practiced habitually his serious sin without repentance, as he might at other times! Just the opposite. He died in his sins which were so serious the church on earth needed to be protected from him! The eternal security sin unto death fable is a convoluted bunch of distortions, which allow for serious sinful living and blows away the smokescreen delusion that eternal security is connected with holy living. John MacArthur believes there are Christian adulterers, Christian drunks, Christian homosexuals, Christian thieves, Christian murderers, Christian Hindus, etc.
- From John MacArthur’s sin unto death teaching, we now know how to get to heaven and enjoy the pleasures of sin (Heb. 11:25) down here too. It is this: get saved, backslide and remain in your sins. Do NOT repent! God will surprise you one blessed day by striking you dead and taking you to heaven, even though you have been sowing to the flesh (sinful nature) and should go to hell instead!
John MacArthur vs Paul
In Gal 6:7-9, Paul described the very teaching that John MacArthur, and all the other eternal security teachers who teach the same sin unto death fable, proclaim. It is an unsuccessful attempt to mock God! IF one could sow to please his sinful nature (flesh) and still reap eternal life and not destruction, that would be reaping what he does not sow!
HERETICAL John MacArthur also teaches you can be redeemed and take the mark of the beast and even perpetuates ADULTERY by saying one should stay in an adulterous marriage. Though John MacArthur is a fluent and popular speaker, he is a dangerous false teacher who is a snare to SOULS in the church!