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Alleged Prophet Rebukes Pastor John MacArthur

John-MacArthurOn August 16, 2015, a self-proclaimed prophet with a Scottish accent rudely interrupted a church service at Grace Community Church in Panorama City, California. He shouted charges against Pastor John MacArthur until he was escorted out of the church by deacons.

He accused John MacArthur, of the popular TV and radio program, “Grace To You,” of teaching Cessationism, considered by some Pentecostals and Charismatics to be a false doctrine. Among other things the alleged prophet shouted, “You have grieved the Holy Spirit. Your doctrine of cessation is in error, John MacArthur. If you don’t believe in prophets, you’re looking at one…”

Afterward, John MacArthur explained that “this uninvited guest claimed that it is heresy to say that spiritual gifts like tongues and prophecy have ceased and he added that, according to 1 Corinthians 14, the spirits of prophets are subject to the prophets and if this man were a real prophet, he wouldn’t have behaved that way.”

Although I don’t completely agree with everything that Pastor MacArthur has taught in the past, I believe He is a man of God and a gifted expositor of the Bible. This incident is typical of squabbles over trivial differences in doctrines that have kept the Christian church divided for thousands of years. These divisive arguments have given birth to so many church splits, hundreds of denominations and much confusion among believers. It’s time Christians stopped fighting among themselves and took a united stand to preach the gospel light of Jesus Christ to a world living in darkness.

What do you think?

Did this alleged prophet do the right thing? Is it proper for someone to rudely interrupt an orderly church service and shout accusations against a respected pastor or preacher?

Email us your comments below…

– Luis Josephus


See video below documenting recent incident on 8/16/15

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Falsely Accused

Spirit-Lifting Thoughts for Today_150 x 150_jpg“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” – Matthew 5:11-12

Blessed are you when others revile you, reproach you, falsely accuse you and call you by evil and contemptuous names. They said the same of Jesus – that he was a Samaritan and had a devil (John 8:48); that he was mad (John 10:20); and they even reviled and mocked him while dying on the cross (Matthew 27:39-44).

Sometimes people may accuse you falsely of all manner of evil in order to slander your good name. But don’t fret about this. There is great blessing ahead for you if you bear it patiently.

Remember, that although reviled, Jesus reviled not back. When we suffer unwarranted persecution we should follow in the footsteps of Jesus, to imitate his example, and even to suffer for his sake (Philippians 1:29). The godly can look forward to a reward, while the wicked can expect only judgment (Proverbs 11:23).

– Luis Josephus


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“I Will Sing” by Don Moen

There are times, not only in our darkest hour, when we find it hard to pray as we ought. At times He seems so far away. But, God calls us to give him thanks in all situations; to praise him for who He is; and to sing of his glory. He calls us to rejoice in Him always.

“For the fig tree will not flower,
and there will be no bud on the vines.
The labor of the olive tree will be misleading,
and the farmland will produce no food.
The sheep will be cut off from the sheepfold,
and there will be no herd at the manger.
But I will rejoice in the Lord;
and I will exult in the God of my salvation.
The Lord God is my strength.
And he will set my feet like those of the deer.
And he, the victor, will lead me beyond
my high places while singing psalms.”

– Habakkuk 3:17:19