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24 August, 2007 / theexpositor

John MacArthur on Larry King Live

Thank God for John MacArthur and his faithfulness. Here is a short excerpt from CNNs Larry King Live and an exchange between Dr. MacArthur and Barry Lynn of the organization Americans United for the Separation of Church and State. The program dealt with CNNs recent special God’s Warriors. You can read the entire Larry King Live transcript here… 

MACARTHUR: . . . the [political] power will never belong to me [or to] those who represent true biblical Christianity because the Kingdom advances one soul at a time through the belief in the Gospel in Jesus Christ. Anything [else] is a prostitution. Look, the New Testament says the powers that be are ordained of God. That was the word of God to people living under Roman government, under a Caesar. Don’t overthrow that power. That’s what God has put in place. We work within that to advance the Kingdom one person at a time.

KING: Barry?

[BARRY] LYNN: See, I would disagree with that. That is a literal belief. Many of us do not have a literal belief in the words of the — not God written and produced but man written and produced Holy Bible for Christians.

MACARTHUR: Well, there’s the huge divergence right there.

LYNN: That’s a huge difference. It is a huge divergence, but it’s one of the things that makes the Christian community and many of the other communities we’re talking about here very diverse and very different.

MACARTHUR: Barry, if you don’t believe the words of the Bible, then you can’t be legitimately called a Christian because that’s all the Christianity there is, [it] is what is revealed in the word of God, not the Christianity you can invent outside of the meaning of Scripture.




  1. Les Puryear / Aug 25 2007 13 23

    I like MacArthur. Now if only he would re-examine his dispensationalism in the light of scripture.


  2. Sam / Aug 27 2007 2 13

    Refreshing to see, on so many levels. One especially, being that Christians are not to overthrow the government; people are not changed by legislation, they are changed by the gospel.

  3. Valeria / May 6 2008 17 25

    Les Puryear – Dispensationalism is biblical

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