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John F. MacArthur Biography and Wiki
John MacArthur is an American Protestant pastor and author well-known for his Grace to You radio and television program, which features Christian preaching. Since February 9, 1969, he has served as the pastor of Grace Community Church, a nondenominational church in Sun Valley, California. He currently serves as the emeritus chancellor of The Master’s University and The Master’s Seminary in Santa Clarita.
John F. MacArthur Education
MacArthur enrolled in the fundamentalist Bob Jones College from 1957 to 1959, following in his father’s footsteps. After taking a year off, he was accepted to Los Angeles Pacific College of the Free Methodist Church in 1960. During his senior year there, he watched two football games and participated in one play on the field. MacArthur received a Master of Divinity degree with honors in 1963 from the Bible Institute of Los Angeles’ brand-new Talbot Theological Seminary in La Mirada, California. Talbot Theological Seminary and Grace Graduate School both awarded MacArthur honorary degrees.
John F. MacArthur Age and Wiki
How old is John F MacArthur? MacArthur is 83 years old as of 2022. He was born John Fullerton MacArthur Jr. in 19 June 1939 in Los Angeles, California, United States. He celebrates his birthday on 19 June every year.
John F. MacArthur’s Nationality and Ethnicity
MacArthur is of American nationality by birth. He was born in Los Angeles, California, United States. He is of mixed race. READ ALSO: Alistair Begg
John F. MacArthur’s Parents
MacArthur was born in Los Angeles, the son of Baptist radio preacher Jack MacArthur and Irene Dockendorf and the grandson of Canadian Anglican priest Harry MacArthur.
John F. MacArthur Husband
MacArthur is married to Patricia MacArthur. By 2017, they have two great-grandsons in addition to their four children and fifteen grandchildren.
John F. MacArthur Height
MacArthur stands at an average height of 5 feet 5 inches(1.69 m).
John F. MacArthur’s Net Worth
MacArthur has an estimated net worth of 15 million Dollars.
John F. MacArthur Lordship of Christ
According to MacArthur, “you will be saved if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead” (Romans 10:9). In the 1980s, Arminians came to refer to this acceptance of Jesus as Lord when coming to trust in Him as the “Lordship salvation controversy.” According to MacArthur, the doctrine of free grace cannot exist without people confessing Jesus Christ as their Lord. To be really saved, according to Peter 2:20, “you must receive Jesus Christ for who He is, both Lord and Savior.” “It should never be presented simply as a matter of being once saved, always saved—with no consideration for what you believe or do,” he says in reference to eternal security.
Hebrews 12:14 makes it clear that only those who continue to live holy lives will be admitted into the Lord’s presence. The non-lordship dispensationalist theologians Charles Ryrie and Zane C. Hodges, who claimed that MacArthur’s ministry was promoting a sort of works-based salvation, questioned these beliefs in literature, causing conflict within American evangelicalism. When requested to “reason together with the IFCA man,” MacArthur was asked to certify on two tapes that were made in 1989 that he refuted the accusation.
John F. MacArthur Sermons
In his 2001 book The Battle For the Beginning and in his lectures, MacArthur promotes the Young Earth creationist viewpoint. In his 2001 book The Battle For the Beginning and in his lectures, MacArthur promotes the Young Earth creationist viewpoint. Christians “need to expose such lies for what they are and fight them aggressively,” he adds in reference to evolutionary theory. He claims that “The struggle for the beginning eventually pits trust in Scripture against faith in anti-theistic theories, two faiths that are mutually exclusive. In reality, there is no conflict between science and the Bible.” He has spoken about these topics in a number of sermons.
John F. MacArthur Church
MacArthur’s father signed him up for the Voice of Calvary singing group, which frequently appeared on Christian radio in Southern California, while he was a student at Bob Jones University in South Carolina. In Burbank, California, where his father Jack had built and named the Harry MacArthur Memorial Bible Church after his own father, MacArthur was employed by his father as an associate pastor from 1964 to 1966. MacArthur served as Talbot Theological Seminary’s faculty representative from 1966 until 1969. He was appointed as the third and youngest pastor at the interdenominational Grace Community Church of Sun Valley, California, on February 9, 1969.
John F. MacArthur Grace to You
The Grace media team developed MacArthur’s daily radio and television program, Grace to You, to promote sermon audio cassettes. It was initially broadcast in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1977 and is now heard all over the world. The four-year Christian liberal arts college Los Angeles Baptist College, currently known as The Master’s University, appointed MacArthur as its president in 1985. He was appointed president of the brand-new Master’s Seminary in 1986. On June 5, 2011, MacArthur fulfilled one of his own life goals—preaching through the entire New Testament—nearly 43 years after first entering the pulpit of Grace Community.
John F. MacArthur Study Bible
The MacArthur Study Bible is a study Bible edited by evangelical Calvinist preacher John F. MacArthur containing introductions and comments to the 66 books of the Protestant Bible. It was initially published in 1997 under the current HarperCollins brand W Publishing. Additionally, it has appendices, charts, maps, study notes, Biblical harmonies, Old Testament kings and prophet chronologies, and study notes. More than half of the 20,000 items were written by MacArthur, the pastor of Grace Community Church and chancellor of The Master’s Seminary, by hand. He also revised many of the entries written by seminary professors.
The MacArthur Study Bible is now published in the New American Standard Bible, English Standard Version, and New International Version translations in addition to Spanish, German, French, Italian, and Portuguese. Originally only accessible in the New King James Version. It earned the Gold Medallion Book Award for Study Bible of the Year in 1998, and as of 2007, it had been distributed in excess of one million times. It has also drawn criticism for its stances on limited atonement and dispensationalist premillennial eschatology.
John F. MacArthur Books
- Twelve Extraordinary Women: God-Shaped Women of the Bible, and What He Wants to Do with You
- Twelve Ordinary Men: How the Master Shaped His Disciples for Greatness, and What He Wants to Do with You
- One Perfect Life: The Complete Story of the Lord Jesus
- Anxious for Nothing: God’s Cure for the Cares of Your Soul
- Safe in the Arms of God: Truth from Heaven About the Death of a Child
- Saved Without A Doubt: Being Sure of Your Salvation
- The Charismatics: A Doctrinal Perspective hardback
- Fundamentals of the Faith: 13 Lessons to Grow in the Grace and Knowledge of Jesus Christ
- The Charismatic softback
- Gospel According to Jesus
- Charismatic Chaos
- Our Sufficiency in Christ
- Ashamed of the Gospel: When the Church Becomes Like the World
- Think Biblically!: Recovering a Christian Worldview
- Fool’s Gold?: Discerning Truth in an Age of Error
- The Jesus You Can’t Ignore: What You Must Learn from the Bold Confrontations of Christ
- Strange Fire: The Danger of Offending the Holy Spirit with Counterfeit Worship
- Right Thinking in a Church Gone Astray: Finding Our Way Back to Biblical Truth