JOHN MacARTHUR(!) EXHORTS BELIEVERS TO WAKE UP AND NOT NEGLECT THEIR CIVIC DUTY

From FRC Prayer email, “Widely known for his strong feelings that politics should take a distant back seat to the gospel mission, MacArthur nevertheless warns that our nation is at a crossroad:  

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MacArthur:  This is a new day in our country. Parties which used to differ on economics now differ dramatically on issues that invade the realm of God’s law and morality…

[One party platform] advocates a homosexual marriage, which is an oxymoron, an utter impossibility, and a gross violation of the law of God. And then, to add to that, the murder of abortion, and then a platform originally leaving God out. All of that’s Romans 1, [which] says God will judge, God has judged throughout human history, nations that experience sexual freedom. Romans chapter 1 lays that out clearly: the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against those who advocate sexual freedom, sexual conduct outside of marriage. And that’s an indication of the demise of a nation…

Romans 1 also says that God will judge… nations that advocate homosexual behavior, men with men, women with women, doing what is unnatural. They are also haters of God, haters of God–leaving God out, advocating abortion, advocating homosexuality, advocating free sexual conduct and government-provided condoms so that everybody can do what they want. That is literally creating a platform out of what God hates.

This is not about politics, although there are things we could talk about: You’re not voting for a pastor, you’re not voting for a spiritual leader, you’re voting for someone who has some sense of morality. Since the Bible says that the role of government is to punish evil doers and protect the good, you better have somebody in power who understands what is good and what is evil. And if you think homosexuality, abortion, sexual freedom, hating God are not evil, then you better go back and check your Bible again. How can people with that kind of agenda protect those who do good and punish those who do evil? That’s Romans 13’s definition of the role of government. We could talk about foreign policies, should we protect as many defenseless people from evil aggressors as possible? We could talk about economics, Is it right to get into irreparable debt? Is that responsibility? We could talk about that…

We get all caught up in the politics of this election. That isn’t the issue. There are things vastly more important than that, than personalities. It’s about whether this society exists in the future at all, as we know it. The land is so defiled, God will spew it out. First He abandons it, and then He destroys it… “Don’t practice any of the abominable customs which have been practiced before you, so as not to defile yourselves with them.” Why? “I am the Lord…You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy.” He’s saying to His people, you have to stand against this. It’s a shocking thing when this becomes the agenda to support.  (MacArthur, Abortion and the Campaign for ImmoralityHomosexuality and the Campaign for Immorality, videos & Transcripts).”

http://www.gty.org/resources/sermons/90-449

ENTIRE TRANSCRIPT @ http://www.gty.org/resources/sermons/90-448

http://www.frc.org/prayerteam/prayer-targets-john-macarthur-davids-tent-more-mandate-lawsuits-pulpit-freedom-target-states

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