(Brad Schoolfied) Aftermore than fifty years of ministry, John MacArthur is still standing strong contending for the faith. No matter the constant shifting of the political tides and cultural influence that affect so many, MacArthur has one of the strongest track records of fighting for Biblical truth as anyone of the past century. Along with this, one of his most admirable traits is his willingness to go it alone if need be, regardless of the opinions of associates or close friends.
In a recent interview with Justin Peters, he was asked about the battles he’s fought over the years, as well as being abandoned by longtime friends who used to stand with him….
While neither Peters nor MacArthur named names, one need look no further than examples such as Al Mohler, Mark Dever, and Ligon Duncan at the tense exchange over the Dallas Statement at ShepCon 2019. Al Mohler’s tantrum over Phil Johnson’s more-than-fair questioning, as well as Mark Dever’s smug body language immediately come to mind. That said, Pastor John offered gracious answers filled with wisdom that any aspiring mature Christian would benefit from hearing:
MacArthur: “I don’t second guess myself…maybe because I try to live and respond Biblically. So if I’m second guessing the Bible, that’s probably not a good thing (laughter). And to make it simple, we fight every battle. We fight every battle. Every battle that comes up against the Word of God- against the Truth of God. We earnestly contend for the faith once for all delivered to the saints. So we’ve been battling since the beginning. It’s not a matter of selecting certain battles- we fight them all.”
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