McArthur is generally superb. I love him! I don't agree with him on every point of doctrine, but there are no others that I can think of, who are still alive—with as large a following—who come as close as he does to the true Reformed Faith.
Here, however, he (and others who may have agreed with him in this statement), while making a very truthful and bold stand, also compromises at the same time.
In the attempt for fairness and balance, he has violated, in one half of his argument, the core principles of the Scriptures: God's Nature and God's Decrees.
He is right that "social justice" has nothing to do with the Gospel. The world cares for its own. Those of God care about the things of God. The perverse world rejects the things of God and hates God's elect and it is their goal to displace and destroy them.
I believe Dr. MacArthur makes a minor error for even using the word "social justice" (if indeed he did, and it is not a misquotation by the liberal "Christian-like" author of the article) because it is a fraudulent term.
It is doublespeak for "SOCIALIST INJUSTICE".
Society does not exist without its people.
All societies are not the same.
All people are not the same.
COMMUNISM teaches "One Race, One Religion, One Creed" (one world). God commands His people to be separate from all others peoples. ONLY ONE people have ever been known as the peoples of Christendom. As they are absorbed by the alien world (or killed) Christendom becomes a little less Christendom (Christ's Kingdom).
It is no longer a valid society when the legitimate people are supplanted with illegitimate people, and then it is demanded that everyone apply the rules of the legimate people to all—as if guests (or intruders) in a house have the same rights as the owners of the house. As if guests and intruders have the right to vote on how the house is to be run and who, eventually, will even be the owner of the house!
The Prophet mornfully declared, that lamentation echoing over the millennia even until now—
"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge..." (Hosea 4:6)
Christ Jesus, the Personification of Wisdom declares,
"He that wrongeth Me sinneth against his own soul; all they who hate Me love death" (Proverbs 8:36).
Guests have no rights. They have privileges.
Intruders have no rights. They have the right to be shot.
What would have happened had anyone tried to barge into the Tabernacle or Temple and into the Holy of Holies?
We are God's House. Christ is the Door to the sheepfold and He admits only His sheep. All others who enter by any other means are thieves and robbers. What is there to steal in a sheepfold...? grass...? —no, only the sheep. We are the bargaining chips. Satan wants Christ's bride; Satan wants God's children—to destroy them all, so that Christ has no one to return to (or avenge) and if God fails to preserve a remnant of His people—not any people, but His people, then He is not the Omnipotent, Omniscient, Perfect, Immutable God that He claims to be; and if God can fail in any one area, then Satan will take that as hope that he can eventually defeat God. When Christ returns Satan will be cast into the Lake of Fire for 1,000 years (and after being loosed a short time, he will be returned there to enjoy Eternity). Satan would prefer that not to happen. That is why it is an all out war against the peoples of Christendom by the entire Third World. THAT is the end time prophecy; not all nations invading the sandbox in the Middle East. God's people are no longer there. The Edomite Imposters took over shortly after the first century and God's true people—who developed into the peoples of Christendom, the Anglo-Saxon, Celtic, Slavic, Baltic, Scandinavian, and related peoples—were scattered throughout all the earth WHERE GOD BLESSED THEM... and God said that He scattered His people as a farmer scatters wheat and that He will one day REGATHER WHOM HE SCATTERED. When you plant wheat, you wait until it grows into a multitude, then harvest the WHEAT—not the tares, poison ivy, detritus, vermin, insects, rocks, or stubble.
God said if we forgot His Law He would forget our children. Our children are being mongrelized, homoperverted, atheized, evolutionisted, lobotomized—forgotten: destroyed. Our children are the next generation of "us". If there is no next generation, there is no more us. God will not allow a parasitic bird to supplant the eggs in His nest and replace it with their eggs. God will not raise the offspring of His enemy as if they were His children. God is Holy. God is True. God is Just.
If aliens want "social justice" have them return to their country of origin.
Jesus didn't "break down all racial barriers"—He commanded: "Give not that which is holy to the dogs".
While MacArthur takes a good stand on the left, he does not on the right; the middle that he takes is not "balance" but compromise.
SPURIOUS "White Guilt" has still taken its toll on him if he thinks that we are not special, different from other peoples, and if he does not realize that we are God's people—and if he ignores the unchanging commands of God that His people remain separate. GOD established the bounds of the people. All did NOT descend from Adam or the sons of Noah. BABYLON is NEVER spoken of favorably in Scripture. Babylon means, "confusion by mixing" (mongreliation). THAT is what is depicted in the feet of iron mingled with clay (integration) in Nebuchadnezzar's dream image / statue. THAT has been the downfall of every great empire (race-mixing and gender-mixing, that is, gender perversion). Scripture clearly refers to the end of this age, as BABYLON. Christ said, "as in the days of Noah". They were "eating, drinking, marrying, and giving in marriage"—there is nothing wrong with those activities in and of themselves, so the clear meaning is that they were doing so IN COMPLETE VIOLATION OF ALL THE BOUNDARIES THAT GOD HAD ESTABLISHED.
God STILL commands,
"17Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch [join] not the unclean thing [people]; and I will receive you, 18And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be My sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty." (II Corinthians 6)
The topic is not nebulus "things"... it is people (both here in Corinthians and in Isaiah 52 to which it refers). The clear inference (based upon a simple but coherent understanding of Old Testament history) that those who did not remain separate and mingled with aliens bred themselves out of the Family of God.
My comments sparked above by a friend who emailed the below to me and asked what I thought of MacArthur (whom I had the privilege of hearing him preach in chapel morning and night for a full week, two years in a row while at college, and having read several of his books and commentaries):
Robert, what do you think of MacArthur?
A conservative evangelist's view of the current "social justice" fad.
[The above link would not open for me with dial up, despite half a dozen attempts. TOO MANY wesbites OVERLOAD the content of their sites, which makes it impossible for those with dial up to access them. MILLIONS of people still have dial up. They should keep this in mind. Not every page has to be a three-ring circus with flashing lights and tigers jumping through hoops. Many sites I used to enjoy, such as D. James Kennedy Ministries, I can no longer view their videos. Too many websites—ministries included—WASTE MONEY (the money of their supporters) by CONSTANTLY changing their website. If it ain't broke don't fix it. You don't need to waste money to keep up with the Jones. That is not being a good steward. Fishermen are supposed to find the fish and shepherds are to shepherd the sheep—not entertain them with the newest “state of the art” gimmicks. It is a neurosis that thinks that one must partake in every platform invented and upgrade to every new bell and whistle; and it is negligent for the fisherman and shepherd to ignore all those fish and sheep who do not have those “state of the art” capabilities while the fisherman and shepherd comfort themselves with the entertaining the delusion that they are being honorable in seeking out a bunch of mythical fish and sheep who “may” have those new platforms and capabilities—and justify spending all the money to continually upgrade to reach those “maybe’s” with technology (which “maybe’s” probably could not care less about their websites and will never even know of them because God has not called them), without considering that they are leaving others behind who are interested. I don’t see the logic in it. Those in control want more control. Stop giving it to them. The more you jump through their hoops every time they demand, the more they will demand. They continue to upgrade and change because people, like cattle in a chute, put up with it. So they continue to upgrade programs that do not need to be upgraded, for more money and control. Get off the psychotic merry-go-round. Stop drooling every time they ring the bell. Exercise self-control. Seek to please God not men. Jesus did not run around with the latest recipe for fish to attract a crowd. Jesus didn’t waste money on continually having the newest marketing technique to compete with Herod or Caesar. RAB]
I thought it was rather bland and unremarkable until I saw the fire and anger it is now drawing from the left and their media. It has been a long time since a conservative Christian author and president of a Christian Seminary has provoked editorials in local newspapers like today's by Michael Gerson in The Oklahoman and The Washington Post.
Just as I was about to save this article, someone emailed me something that is apropos: