John MacArthur On Charlottesville????
Reader during a Q&A this past Sunday evening (8/20), John MacArthur was asked about the recent protests and violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. His answer in my opinion suck. I love the teaching of John MacArthur but this was not a good answer at all. I find it sad when evangelicals shy away from pointing out specific evils and injustices by just generally referring to them as sin. Yes, we know it is generally sin but it is not helpful to the sinner when the particular sin is not named by name. In my opinion, one of the main reason racism is still alive in America is because churches refuse to call it sin from the pulpit.
Imagine if we simply said about corruption by political figures "it is sin and we are in any case all sinners"; I mean how would we be able to deal with the corruption in practical terms if we did first call it what it is? Most Christian would acknowledge the inherent sinfulness of mankind. That is behind every sin ever committed. He gave the spiritual reason, but sin manifests itself in many ways lust, hate, envy, pride, in this case, it was the perceived superiority of the white supremacists. And yes that is very reason that blacks were enslaved, Dr. King was assassinated and the reason why white supremacists ride his vehicle through the crowd. John won't say it was racist because he voted for 45 who has inflamed these white supremacists.