11/8/13

Apostasy Alert: John MacArthur And Friends Say Taking The "Mark Of The Beast" (666) Is 'Forgivable'

Taking The 666 Is 'Forgivable' - John MacArthur, Brannon Howse, Jimmy DeYoung, Phil Johnson

The backdrop for this video [link] is this: It is an audio recording of an interview by 'Worldview Weekend's' Brannon Howse of 'preacher' Jimmy DeYoung. Apparently some time back 'preacher' Jimmy DeYoung came out with the stated position that a person could in fact take the "mark of the beast" and still be 'saved' if they were to later repent. This audio recording is Christendom personality Brannon Howse informing said Jimmy DeYoung of some good news - at which the two become somewhat giddy - turns out that widely known and generally widely respected bible teacher John MacArthur (this will be no surprise for many as MacArthur's globalist connections are known and documented - research will bear this out) took the exact same position a few years back - and has never retracted it:

[:57] Audience questioner: "Once a person takes the mark...is there any possibility of him coming to Christ?"

[1:02] MacArthur: "Yes...

[1:33] ...in order to function in the economy of the Antichrist you have to take the mark of the beast

 [2:12] ...now the question is if you are living in the tribulation period and you take this mark...in other words you identify with the beast's empire...will you still be able to be redeemed? and I think the answer to that is yes...yes..."




This all came out about three weeks ago. The video was posted October 13th. Being that the audio clip of MacArthur is a few years old some thought that perhaps MacArthur may have retracted his statements at some point. Not the case. Rather, another 'Christendom' personality, Phil Johnson, seemingly in some capacity considered to be something of a public relations manager for John MacArthur wrote, not a rebuttal, but a confirmation and defense of "Grace-To-You" John MacArthur's stated position (Note that in Johnson's estimation this critical matter of eternal life or death is "certainly not worth all the ink..wasted and..bandwidth consumed" anyway):

[excerpted - link] "Several years ago in a live Q&A session, someone asked John MacArthur if taking the mark of the Beast during the Great Tribulation would be an unpardonable sin. His answer, in short, was no...This whole issue suddenly became a matter of intense controversy when it was mentioned on a provocative radio program. It’s certainly not worth all the ink that has been wasted and all the bandwidth that has been consumed by angry people demanding explanations and retractions." [The defense then goes on with Johnson 'explaining' why the inerrant Word of God does not really mean what it says...because God is a loving God, merciful, etc.]

This despite clear and unmistakable statements of the inerrant Word of God to the contrary stating the absolute finality of taking that step*, namely, "identify[ing] with the beast's empire", to quote MacArthur.

Revelation 14:9-11 is one passage of many that could be used to make the case. There we find that at the same time that the 'beast' begins the implementation of his 'marking program', there will be an angel flying in the "midst of heaven" pronouncing certain judgment on all who take the 'mark':


'And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name' Rev. 14:9-11

Those who align themselves with Satan by taking his 'mark' or 'name' or 'number' (Rev. 13:16-17), far from being ever able to repent, will "drink of the wine of the wrath of God". They will be without excuse. All will understand clearly what is happening in that time, as the angel assigned to the job will make sure of it and will not fail. Much more could be said, as there is much more to the things that will transpire on the earth in these days. Many that do refuse the 'mark' will be martyred during this time though (Rev. 20:4), and others will live through it without taking the 'mark' (not recommended to try - link), according to the Holy Scripture.

What these men, MacArthur, Howse, DeYoung, Johnson (and possibly the others whose pictures were seen in the video, eg. Piper, Warren, Laurie, Coy, et al.) either do not understand, or do not believe, is that salvation is only possible as the Holy Spirit of God first moves upon a man. The angel flying in the midst of heaven sounding the warning will be the work that the Spirit of God is doing at that point. If that is not heeded and the 666 mark of the beast is taken, that person will never be afforded another chance for a 'do over'. To say otherwise is to expressly contradict the Word of God and in that is inexcusable.

Who will you believe? Those who will edit the Word of God, for whatever reason, perhaps to suit their doctrinal system, or the angel flying in the midst of heaven? You do not want to be wrong on this one because what is at stake, should you one day find yourself in this predicament, is "fire and brimstone...for ever and ever."

There is a very solemn warning given to any who would take upon themselves to "take away from the words of this book of this prophecy":


Rev. 22:19 "And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book."

The above verse is often made to apply to the entire bible, but this is incorrect. The application applies specifically to the taking away of the "words of the book of this prophecy" - the Book of Revelation.

Which, and there is no way around it, is exactly what MacArthur, Howse, DeYoung, and Johnson have done.
 Rev. 18:4
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*see: 666 'mark of the beast'

11 comments :

Anonymous said...

Jhon MAcrthur didn't apostasies as far as I know. I don't know if the MArk of the beast is forgivable or not it does say the people don't repent after they take the mark. Just don't take the mark in the first place.
(im not a real Christian btw and im not sure ill ever be one unfortunately)

tom m. said...

John 9

(1) And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth.

(6) When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay,

(7) And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing.

(13) ¶ They brought to the Pharisees him that aforetime was blind.

(15) Then again the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight. He said unto them, He put clay upon mine eyes, and I washed, and do see.

(24) Then again called they the man that was blind, and said unto him, Give God the praise: we know that this man is a sinner.

(25) He answered and said, Whether he be a sinner or no, I know not: one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see.

(34) They answered and said unto him, Thou wast altogether born in sins, and dost thou teach us? And they cast him out.

(35) Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, he said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of God?

(36) He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him?

(37) And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen him, and it is he that talketh with thee.

(38) And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshiped him.

Anonymous said...

Dear Anonymous. I was just wondering why you're not sure if you'll ever be a real Christian. It would be very unfortunate. Now is the time.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
John 3:16-17

Read all of the book of John in the New Testament (King James Version). The Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ loves you very much.

Anonymous said...

Dear Anonymous, I will pray that you will come to know for sure that you belong to the our Blessed Savior.

Anonymous said...

John Macarthur has been teaching for decades that one can take the Mark of the Beast and still be redeemed. Lest people think this is his only false teaching, he has been teaching for 40 years that the "blood of Jesus Christ has no power to save." I'd like to give a link where Christians can read much more about Macarthur if they so desire.
www.thewatchmanwakes.com

bob johnson said...

I see that I've commented once before on this post regarding Macarthur, but this time I would like to add something of even greater significance that possibly this blog author may even consider exposing and that's the fact that John Macarthur's annual "Camp Regeneration" which he holds for Christian high school age children is actually the Druid Festival of Lughnasadh. These young Christians under Macarthur's directive are invoking pagan "gods" during this "Summer Camp." Please go to the following site to read the shocking and true details.
www.thewatchmanwakes.com

maidinthejungle said...

Definition: Christian Zionism...the Christianized front for Jewish Zionism

How big a part does John MacArthur play in Christian Zionism? Well, he may seem to play a small part until you start considering the far reaching inroads of his educational facitilies, youth outreaches and his family and ministerial connections with Ecumenism and Christian Zionism/Freemasonry, not to mention that he was mentored by a Jewish Rabbi.

His summer youth camp, for example seems a bit innocuous until you see that it spells Paganism.

"According the Fellowship of Isis, Lughnasadh is also the Celtic Druid “Festival of Regeneration,” the name chosen for John Macarthur’s annual summer youth camp:

“(Druids Calendar) August 1 (Kerea 22), widely known also as Lammas and Lughnasadh, is the feast of regeneration."

Could this be true????

While John MacArthur creates a big sensational smokescreen with his Strange Fire Conference, he quietly introduces Paganism into Mainstream Christianity, blasphemes the Blood of Christ and contradicts the Word that tells us in no uncertain terms not to take the Mark of the Beast.

Although he claims to tell the truth, he does not...so what does he stand for? Find the surprising answer in Barb Aho's excellent expose...either on the watchaman wakes or at:
http://watch-unto-prayer.org/macarthur-8-druid-festival.html

Margie Rap said...

What is hard to comprehend, is how does John MacArthur go unscathed; and few notice all his false teaching. It's almost as if he is infallible and can make no error, like a Christian Pope. Not one Calvinist has corrected this man on this serious error of the "mark of the beast" false teaching. Jacob Prasch did come out and expose it, which is good. But basically, he goes Scott free.
Amen, to his false teaching on the blood.
Here's a link showing all about the error of this man. http://hiswordfirst555.ning.com/group/discernmentinthechurch/forum/topics/john-mac-arthur-and-suicide-etc-video

Margie Rap said...

Very true re: MacArthur on the "Camp Regeneration" he holds for young people. The facts about this camp are shocking, how Satanic this camp is. Jesus said we would know them by their fruit. This is rottenness to the core, and influencing these teens for evil.

Margie Rap said...

What is puzzling, is how all he does and teaches; seldom goes under the radar and is exposed for what it is. One man told me, it would be a shame to throw away 40 years of teaching by this man; exposing him. What is not realized by those who do not expose John MacArthur, many could end up in hell by his false teaching.

Unknown said...

That's interesting, Anonymous. Why would you say that you are not sure you will ever be a 'real Christian'? I'm just curious.