Jeff Dornik has written an excellent article regarding John MacArthur’s stand against government tyranny. It’s short, take a minute or two to read it. It boils down to this: MacArthur has taken a definite and welcome theological right turn on his understanding and application of Romans 13, and he needs to address it.
It is not Dornik’s intention to criticize MacArthur, rather to ask for clarity. But there is a much wider application of this than just what applies to John MacArthur. It involves the entire Covid scam and all those who went along with it. As the “obviousness” of the whole thing becomes painful, there are actually some who have caught on after 5 or 6 months. It doesn’t usually have the look of the epiphany that it is, however. Rather, most just went dark on the issue for awhile, and are now quietly coming out on the other side. “Aw, heck, I figured it was something like this all along, stuff like this happens all the time”. Right. Sure. Back when you called everyone who said from the outset what you are saying now a “conspiracy theorist” and accusing them of wanting all old people to die.
“Look, just get over it, be glad they changed their minds, and move on”. Nope. It’s not about the satisfaction of seeing them admit that they were wrong, although anyone with a pulse who denies that that would be satisfying would be lying. No, it’s so that for the next round…whatever it is…the few who possess a grain of discernment and who “understand the times” (1 Ch 12:42) can count on having someone by their side instead of behind their back. If you are among those who have changed your mind on the scam, ask yourself this: “have I sought understanding of what I missed, and what I need to learn, so that I don’t make the same mistake next time?” That would be far better than “it was no big deal” as you watch society crumble around you as a result of the scam that you supported.
And this is where John MacArthur could provide a leadership example.
– Jim Mogel