Daily Archives: October 1, 2012

The Campaign for Immorality

If you’ve followed John MacArthur’s teaching for any length of time, you know he rarely says much about politics, culture, or society.

It’s not that he’s uninformed on those topics. It’s that they’re often an intrusion upon the teaching of God’s Word. Evangelical Christians are already too easily distracted from the Great Commission in order to engage in partisan politics. Our corrupt culture will not be transformed for the better by political movements or pop culture anyway. That is the work of God′s Word—the gospel in particular. That′s what our ministry is devoted to (cf. 1 Corinthians 2:1-5).

In this current campaign season, however, politicians have stepped—overstepped—into spiritual and moral areas, promoting horrific wickedness and blasphemous immorality.

As John MacArthur made clear on a recent Sunday morning, these are not areas where God’s Word is silent or ambiguous. Here’s an excerpt:

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That’s a brief clip from John’s message Abortion and the Campaign for Immorality, the first of two sermons on the spiritual and moral decline being championed by our country’s leaders. The following week, he expanded on the topic in Homosexuality and the Campaign for Immorality.

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Both of these timely, landmark messages are available for free download. We know they will be a blessing and an encouragement to you, helping you cultivate a biblical perspective on some cultural hot buttons.

And if you’re interested in going even further into these topics, we suggest the following resources:

The Deadly Dangers of Moralism

The Sinfulness of Sin

What About Abortion?

What Happens to Babies Who Die?

Homosexuality and the Bible

Safe in the Arms of God

The Freedom and Power of Forgiveness

GTY Staff


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‘America for Jesus’ Rally Draws Both Crowds and Concerns

CRN has been warning of the patriotic idolatry that seemingly is consuming America, especially during this election season. As one example, last month Erin Benziger of Do Not Be Surprised shared some concerns surrounding the ‘America for Jesus’ rally that was held from 28–29 September. Now that this event has concluded, Christian News Network offers a balanced report of what took place, and more interestingly, relates some of the concerns that were expressed about ‘America for Jesus.’ The article begins:

Thousands gathered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania this weekend for a large-scale prayer event called America for Jesus. While some openly welcomed the gathering, others expressed concern over the apostasy of a number of the scheduled speakers.

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