The Money Trail – Who Finances TMAI?

The Believers Foundation

According to their March 2006 Prospectus, the TMAI operating budget was underwritten by The Believers Foundation “for the next 3 years.” After viewing the 2006 IRS Form 990-PF “Return of Private Foundation” for The Believers Foundation, Inc for the calendar year beginning 9/1/05 to 8/31/06, I would estimate that the Believers Foundation gave approximately $650,000 to TMAI and their related ministries that year. According to 2006 IRS Form 990-PF, The Believers Foundation held $33,571,009 and disbursed $3,774,085 during that year. Disbursements to TMAI represented about 17% of the 2006 total. The Believers Foundation also gave $1,025,000 to The Master’s College, $840,000 to Grace Community Church (GCC), and $254,000 to The Master’s Seminary. I estimate that The Believers Foundation gave approximately 73% of their disbursements to GCC related ministries in 2006. This is just an estimate and probably a low estimate because some other ministries The Believers Foundation funded are also connected in some way to GCC and their leaders. This 2006 IRS Form 990-PF can be seen here.

According to the 2006 IRS Form 990-PF, The Believers Foundation gave $233,706 to Christ Seminary (TMAI South Africa). It gave $132,729 to MEDA (TMAI Honduras) [“The Believers Foundation is directly involved in the day to day operations of MEDA and directly incurs expenses”], and The Believers Foundation gave $36,500 to Shepherd’s Bible College (TMAI New Zealand) among others. They also gave $10,000 to Counsel&Capital.

According to 2006 IRS Form 990-PF, I would estimate that The Believers Foundation gave approximately $1,000,000 to ministries not directly tied to GCC. Did this $1,000,000 go to fund ministries that are biblical? Or was the money used to fund more church growth orgs like TMAI? Let’s take a look at some of these other ministries funded by The Believers Foundation in 2006.

Of the $1,000,000, $325,000 was given to the Slavic Gospel Association. This was the largest disbursement to a ministry “unrelated” to GCC. Bill Molinari, TMAI board member, has been a member of the Slavic Gospel Association (SGA) board according to his TMAI bio. And according to the SGA website, SGA is an international ministry that operates “an office staffed by nationals at the headquarters of the Union of Evangelical Christians-Baptists of Russia in Moscow (UECB).” The SGA website goes on to say, “Since 1997, SGA has been privileged to serve as the official representative of the Russian UECB in North America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.” The UECB is a member of the World Baptist Alliance, a UN-NGO. (According to their 990 forms, from 2002-2007, The Believers Foundation disbursed $1,284,000 to the Slavic Gospel Foundation.)

One of the larger Believers Foundation disbursements for that calendar year was for $109,000 to an organization called Biblical Ministries Worldwide (BMW). Is BMW a biblical ministry as their name implies? No, BMW is a large, international, blatantly transformational, “new paradigm” church growth organization. Let me quote just enough from their large website to allow the reader to see the true nature BMW.

“Biblical Ministries Worldwide is a mission agency whose passion is to help churches plant reproducing churches through evangelism, discipleship and leadership development.” Regarding their South African church: BMW has “20-20 teams” and “BMW has established its 20-20 vision for southern Africa.” “It would be optimal if team members ‘had a synergy of ministry already developed between them.’” “BMW has been shifting over time from a primary leadership role in church planting to a “facilitating” role…”

Under the title, “Leaders Training Leaders” the BMW website states, “We strive to teach leaders how to think, not just what to think. In this way, we reproduce ourselves in a South African leader.” Transformational ministries want to transform the people. They want to change their minds. The way one thinks is called one’s paradigm. The goal of church growth is to shift one’s paradigm from traditional (obedience to authority) to transformational (compromising authority for group goals). They want to shift one’s paradigm from individual thinking to group thinking. Changing “how one thinks” (brainwashing) is referred to as a “paradigm shift” by church growth leaders. This paradigm shift usually takes place in change agent-led small groups and teams. Changing “how one thinks” is the goal of training change agents who can then go out and reproduce by changing how others think.

An important part of BMW’s ministry is called BMW’s “Change Workshops.” Change Workshop #2 “enables church leaders to develop biblically dynamic core values and purpose statements…and vision statement[s].” These statements are an essential part of the church growth transformation process.

Change Workshop #3: “This workshop endeavors to give some practical tips on how church leaders should handle proposing and implementing major changes in the church with maximum consensus and minimal dissent.” No mention of obedience to God here—just get as many as possible on board with the change program with “minimal dissent.”

Change Workshop #4 is called “Fostering the Harvest.” The description states, “Unlike the other workshops in the Companion Church Connection in which a trained facilitator is needed…” Apparently trained facilitators are needed for some of these workshops. A facilitator is Satan’s agent who plays a crucial role in TQM and in church growth.

“BMW operates an email forum to facilitate discussion of issues related to missions called Thinkspots.” To facilitate discussion is to bring diverse opinions to consensus (group harmony/group think). “Each year we facilitate a conference on the field…”

One of the “Core Values” at BMW is “Life-Long Learning.” The website states, “Life-Long Learning is a necessity in ministry…” Life-Long Learning comes from UNESCO and it is all about utilizing the dialectic process to achieve life-long transformation away from God.

Another of their core values is relationships. “We function as teams, embracing interdependence and accountability.” No mention here of dependence on God.

Another of BMW’s core values is “servant leadership.” “We measure leadership by whether we produce successors; therefore, we are committed to reproducing servant leaders.” As stated before, a servant leader is a business organizational term.

Under “Leadership Development” it states, “Mentoring is molding people, not simply imparting information.” This “mentoring” involves personal transformation that usually takes place in facilitator-led small group dialectic sessions.

The vision for BMW Fiji: “In the next decade, 20 cell churches that are continuing to multiply themselves.” The fourth stage of this vision: “To group believers and help them begin functioning together as a cell group.”

I’ve just scratched the surface of this large “ministry” called BMW which received disbursements from The Believers Foundation from 2004-2007 and was given $109,000 in 2006. Though it’s not necessary that other ministries funded by The Believers Foundation be exposed in order to show that The Believers Foundation funds church growth orgs, let me just very briefly mention a bit more about some of these GCC unrelated ministries.

The Believers Foundation funded ministries that are members of the Southern Baptist Convention (UN-NGO). Two of those SBC ministries are Founders Ministries and New Berean Baptist Church of Brandon, Fl. The Believers Foundation funded several ministries whose emphasis is on small groups to “build relationships,” “to fulfill the ‘one another’s of scripture’”, “to encourage accountability,” and for “transforming people into Spirit-filled people.” The Believers Foundation also gave $57,000 to The Institute for Creation Research (ICR). ICR was founded by Dr. Henry M. Morris in 1970. Dr. Morris endorsed the false teaching of “The Gospel in the Stars” in his book, The Long War against God (pp. 265-269), and Dr. Morris was a member of the Council for National Policy. As of 11/06, Dr. Wismer, the treasurer of TMAI and an officer of The Believers Foundation, was the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for The Institute for Creation Research (ICR). The false prophecy teacher and first president of the Council for National Policy, Dr. Tim LaHaye, also sat on the board of ICR.

The Believers Foundation gave $5,000 to Mike Gendron’s “Proclaiming the Gospel.” Mike Gendron speaks at The Master’s Seminary and MEDA (TMAI Honduras) and he is a regular speaker at the Steeling the Mind Conferences. Members of the anti-Christian Council for National Policy frequently speak at these conferences. Mike Gendron’s ministry exposes Roman Catholicism as a false religion.

The Believers Foundation also gave $20,000 to Grace Bible Church of Tampa (GBCT). In August, 2008, a group from GBCT went to MEDA (TMAI Honduras) for a week to work on maintenance. They were assigned the following tasks: Building bunkbeds, cleaning and painting the water tower, cleaning and varnishing the bricks and stone walkways, cleaning and painting the playground, building the retention wall at front gate, painting inside of administration office, staining new ceiling wood boards, weeding out and planting gardens, trimming bushes, and cutting wood. Regarding their experience in Honduras the church group stated, “We worked hard, but we rejoiced in the Lord every moment we spent scrubbing, scraping or lifting.” But were they serving the Lord at MEDA? Or were they playing their role in the Communitarian transformational agenda?

It’s clear that The Believers Foundation finances church growth orgs. Its day to day operations are run by Executive Director, Ken Fuller, who sits on the board of TMAI. Two members of the TMAI board, Ken Fuller and their treasurer, David Wismer, were listed as being officers of The Believers Foundation as of 2007. The Believers Foundation was incorporated many years before TMAI was started in 2002.

[The examples above pertained to The Believers Foundation disbursements for 2006. According to their 990 forms, from 2002-2007, The Believers Foundation disbursed approximately $12,000,000 to ministries under the GCC umbrella with TMAI ministries receiving approximately $3,200,000 during that time. Christ Seminary (TMAI South Africa) received more money than the other TMAI centers. From 2003-2007 Christ Seminary received $1,200,000 directly from The Believers Foundation.]

Mr. Robert Jaeb and The Conservative Caucus

According to IRS Form 990-PF, in 2007, the 4 officers of The Believers Foundation were Lorena Jaeb, Steven Jaeb, Ken Fuller, and David Wismer. Lorena and Steven are the wife and son of the late Robert Jaeb.

Mr. Robert Jaeb started a convenience store chain called Shop & Go. In 1985, according to Thomson Financial Mergers & Acquisitions, when Shop & Go, Inc was tendered to Circle K Corp for $166,000,000 in cash and stock, Robert and Lorena Jaeb owned 52% of its stock. [Since publishing this report, the figures stated above have been X’d out.]

The Jaebs funded the Believers Foundation. According to TMAI Newsletter (2/06), “In 1987, the Jaeb family set up The Believers Foundation…to help spread God’s word around the world.” Through The Believers Foundation, Mr. Jaeb established a special program in partnership with The Master’s Seminary (TMS) and GCC to fund TMS graduates who went out as missionaries. “It was the seed for what has grown into The Master’s Academy International.” “His [Mr. Jaeb’s] vision and sacrifice planted the seeds of The Master’s Academy.” “Through TMAI, Mr. Jaeb’s vision is being realized in ways no one could have imagined.” According to the TMAI website, “The Believers Foundation has supported TMAI since its inception in 2002.” “The Believers Foundation wholeheartedly recommends TMAI as one ministry that you or your foundation should consider supporting.” At Mr. Jaeb’s memorial service, John Macarthur cited the Bible to frame what he called “the divine biography of Robert Jaeb.” At the memorial service, Ken Fuller stated, “I suspect…there’s a long line of saints in Heaven…waiting their turn to greet him [Mr. Jaeb].”

Mr. Robert Jaeb had a strong interest in politics. An article in the St. Petersburg Times (9/10/05) described him as being “a political enthusiast.” Former Florida Governor Bob Martinez stated that Mr. Jaeb “gave generously to local and national political orgs.” And according to the St. Petersburg Times, “Politically, Mr. Jaeb is remembered as not only a great financial supporter of various Republican political organizations, but also as a quiet yet influential political thinker.” Mr. Jaeb was a member of the Leadership Council of The Conservative Caucus chaired by Howard Phillips. 105.

Howard Phillips founded The Conservative Caucus (TCC). “In 1975, at the direction of 33º Mason Jesse Helms on whose staff he served, Phillips founded The Conservative Caucus.” “Phillips founded TCC, a leading right-wing lobby group. TCC has an interlocking directorate (Phillips served on advisory board) with the United States Council for World Freedom (USCWF) of the World Anti-Communist League [headed by John Singlaub (CIA)], a multinational network of Nazi war criminals, Latin American death squad leaders and North American neo-fascists.” 106. “As TCC national director, Phillips boasted, ‘we organize discontent’ and ‘must prove our ability to get revenge on people who go against us.’”

Howard Phillips also helped Paul Weyrich and Jerry Falwell establish the Moral Majority in 1979. “We are no longer working to preserve the status quo. We are radicals working to overturn the present power structure in this country.” (Paul Weyrich) 107. As founder of the very influential Heritage Foundation, Paul Weyrich was one of the most powerful men in American politics. The Heritage Foundation, which has connections to Sun Myung Moon, Fascists and Communists, was almost a shadow government during the Reagan administration. Click here to learn more about Heritage.

In 1992, Howard Phillips founded the U.S. Taxpayer Party (USTP) which is now the Constitution Party. Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America served as an executive of Howard Phillips U.S. Taxpayers Party. Phillips and Pratt are members of the CNP and both are involved with the neo-Nazi militia movement. “At its 1994 convention, USTP sold a paramilitary manual entitled ‘Principles Justifying the Arming and Organizing of a Militia’… In short, it is a manual that prepares the recruit for underground war.” Imagine the irony of Howard Phillips, who is Jewish, handing out warfare manuals to the anti-Semitic militias. Furthermore, “It was at Estes Park, that Pratt spoke to the assembled fanatics and convinced them that the armed vigilante death squads that had worked their poison in Central America and in the Philippines, could become the model for an armed militia movement within the United States.” (CNP Database)

Howard Phillips, John Singlaub, Jesse Helms, Jerry Falwell, Paul Weyrich and Robert Jaeb found common ground in an organization called the Council for National Policy (CNP). Howard Phillips was a founding member of the CNP. Major General John K Singlaub was a member of the CNP Board of Governors in 1981. Jesse Helms and Jerry Falwell served on the CNP Board of Governors in 1982. Paul Weyrich served on the CNP Board of Governors in 1982, 1996. And Robert Jaeb’s wife, Lorena, also served on the CNP Board of Governors in 1996 (and 1997, 1998 according to available membership lists). (CNP Database)

Lorena Jaeb and The Council for National Policy (CNP)

The Jaeb’s funded The Believers Foundation. Lorena Jaeb and Steven Jaeb are officers of The Believers Foundation. Lorena Jaeb served on the CNP Board of Governors in 1996 and, according to available membership lists, in 1997 and 1998 as well.

The suppression of information regarding the existence and membership of the CNP has been a major factor in deceiving Christians. Being a secretive org, the CNP doesn’t publish their membership lists. “Our membership list is strictly confidential and should not be shared outside the Council.” 108. However, a few past membership lists have been obtained by Christian researchers. Let’s now take a look into the CNP since Lorena Jaeb has served on the CNP Board of Governors and since the Jaeb’s, through The Believers Foundation, finance TMAI, The Master’s Seminary, and GCC.

The Council for National Policy evolved from the John Birch Society (JBS). The JBS was founded by Robert Welch, a 32nd degree Mason, and an agent for Nelson Rockefeller. According to James E Braddock, “Welch, being a well proven 32nd degree Mason, jumped at the chance to aide and abet in the furtherance of the destruction of Christianity.” (The John Birch Society an Enigma, p.13.) The JBS was an intelligence operation with its roots in the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) which became the CIA. Its domestic surveillance arm, Western Goals Foundation, worked with Reinhard Gehlen, one of Hitler’s top intelligence officers. The JBS, which presented itself as a right-wing patriotic org fighting communist infiltration in America, was eventually exposed for being a “controlled opposition front” once it was known that its leadership consisted of CFR members and leaders of the Federal Reserve—the same members of the liberal establishment that the JBS had pretended to oppose. The JBS was exposed in 1977 in a report titled The Belmont Brotherhood. “This 12-page report concluded with the perceptive observation that the John Birch Society represents the most diabolical form of the Illuminati conspiracy.” (The John Birch Society) Once exposed, the JBS morphed into the CNP.

The CNP was formed in 1981. Nelson Bunker Hunt, who was a member of the JBS and who provided funding for the Western Goals Foundation, provided the start-up money for the CNP, “a highly secretive coalition which represents the entire spectrum of New Right corporate executives, TV preachers and former high ranking government and military leaders. The Council for National Policy is considered the primary coordinating body—and funding conduit—for Christian Right projects.” (JBS) “Nelson Bunker Hunt, who was president of the CNP in 1982-83, is among several of the John Birch Society/Western Goals Foundation principals and associates who also served on the newly-formed CNP Board of Governors.”

“Early CNP membership directories were obtained by enterprising researchers…and these revealed that the early leadership of the CNP was, in fact, also represented in the Council on Foreign Relations — the very organization of globalists to which the CNP was to be the conservative alternative! On the first CNP Governing Board there were no less than three, and possibly more, members of the CFR: George F. Gilder – CNP Board of Governors (1982) ; Dr. Edward Teller – CNP Board of Governors (1982); and Guy Vander Jagt – CNP Board of Governors (1982).”

“Later CNP directories list CFR members J. Peter Grace (CNP, 1984-85; 1988) and Arnaud deBorchgrave (CNP, 1988)” (The Council for National Policy) William Simon and George Gilder are also listed as being members of the CFR and CNP.

“Besides CFR and Religious Roundtable members, the upper echelon of the Council for National Policy were basically refugees from the defunct Western Goals Foundation, the domestic surveillance outfit of the John Birch Society which included high-ranking members of the fascist World Anti-Communist League, Knights of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, the Unification Church of Sun Myung Moon and Freemasonry. There is some overlapping of Western Goals operatives who formed the early CNP Governing Board who were also CFR and/or Religious Roundtable members [Note that one was a member of Hitler’s Luftwaffe]:

• John Singlaub [CNP Board of Governors 1982-83]. Member of national policy board of the American Freedom Coalition [AFC], a front for Sun Myung Moon’s Unification Church.

• Daniel O. Graham [CNP Board of Governors 1982-83]. Member of national policy board of AFC.

• Mildred Faye Jefferson [CNP Board of Governors 1982-83]. Member of national policy board of AFC.

• Sherman Unkefer [CNP Board of Governors 1982-83]. Served as an adviser to Chile’s regime under Augusto Pinochet and reportedly worked closely with Chile’s secret police organization, DINA.

• Hans Sennholz [CNP Board of Governors 1982-83]. A decorated pilot in the Luftwaffe, Adolf Hitler’s elite air corps.

• Robert Stoddard [CNP Board of Governors 1982-83]. Listed in The Belmont Brotherhood, as Chairman of the Board of the Worcester Telegram and Gazette, whose editors belonged to the local Committee of the CFR. Board of Directors of Willard Garvey’s National Center for Privatization.

• Larry McDonald [CNP Board of Governors 1982-83]. President of the John Birch Society; Chairman of the Board of Directors of Western Goals Foundation, and served on the Congressional Board of Christian Voice, a front for the Unification Church.

• Nelson Bunker Hunt [CNP President 1982-83, Executive Committee 1984-85, 1988]. Knight of the Order of Malta. Member of a racial eugenics organization, the International Association for the Advancement of Eugenics and Ethnology, that was headquartered in Scotland. IAAEE was established in the U.S. by Lord Malcolm Douglas, a member of the British Cliveden Set which supported Hitler during World War II.

• Oliver North [CNP Governing Board 1984-85] Formed the Military Assistance Group-Special Operations Group (MAG-SOG), a political murder unit, and participated in Operation Phoenix which killed about 100,000 civilians in Southeast Asia. North received aid from the Unification Church and Knights of Malta for Contra operations in Latin America.

• Howard Phillips [CNP Executive Committee 1984-85, 1988] Director of The Conservative Caucus, served on advisory board of the United States Council for World Freedom (USCWF) of the World Anti-Communist League, a multinational network of Nazi war criminals, Latin American death squad leaders and North American neo-fascists. Conservative Caucus board member and funder, Richard Shoff, is a former Grand Kilgrapp of the Indiana Ku Klux Klan.

• Major F. Andy Messing, Jr. USAR (Ret.). Former chairman of The Conservative Caucus; Board of USWCF; Director of the National Defense Council Foundation. Collaborated with Linda Guell of CAUSA (a political arm of the Unification Church) and its head, Bo Hi Pak. to provide funds for Oliver North’s operation in Latin America.

• J. Peter Grace [CNP Board of Governors 1986] Council on Foreign Relations; Head of Order of Knights of Malta in the U.S.; Chairman of W.R. Grace Co which focuses its business activities in Latin America and assisted the Contra operation in Latin America.

• William E. Simon [CFR; Knight of Malta]. Secretary of the Treasury under Richard Nixon; Chairman of the Nicaraguan Freedom Fund (NFF), a fundraising organization set up in l985 by the Washington Times, a newspaper owned by the Unification Church. Trustee of the Heritage Foundation. According to Sidney Blumenthal, Simon is or was a member of the CNP.

• Frank Shakespeare, [Knight of Malta]. Council U.S. Information Agency director and director of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty, a Nazi front established by Hitler’s espionage officer, Reinhard Gehlen. Trustee of the Heritage Foundation.

• Dr. Edward Teller [CNP Board of Governors 1982] Council on Foreign Relations. Hungarian-born American physicist who became the architect of the hydrogen bomb. During World War II he was a member of the Manhattan Project for the development of the atomic bomb. Teller was a member of the Citizens Legal Defense Fund for the FBI, Ad Hoc, and advisor to the Western Goals Foundation.”

Members of the CNP can be categorized as being members of or representing the following: Freemasonry, The Knights of Malta, the KKK, Nazi Fascism, Mormonism, the U.S. government, the U.S. military, the CFR, the CIA, globalism and pseudo-Christian leadership. In order to view a larger, and much more detailed list of past/present and prominent members of the CNP, including Lorena Jaeb, see the CNP Database. Many CNP members, including several professed Christians such as Jerry Falwell, have connections to Sun Myung Moon, who considers himself to be the Messiah and who openly blasphemes Jesus Christ (John Macarthur has participated in Falwell’s conferences.) 109. Moon, who has Korean CIA ties, wields much power in the CNP.  Click here to read more about the CNP-Moon connection.

According to CNP membership lists, Lorena Jaeb served on the CNP Board of Governors in 1996, 1997 and 1998. Let’s take a look at the CNP board members with whom she served in 1996 (click on the links for greater detail):

• Howard Ahmanson (Ahmanson Foundation/Chalcedon/Rushdooney/Reconstructionism; The Ahmanson Foundation was a contributor to the Council on Foreign Relations, according to 1990-1993 Annual Reports.

• Thomas R. Anderson (Board of Directors, Family Research Council (FRC); FRC is a UN-NGO with special consultative status with the UN’s Economic and Social Council.)

• Ed Atsinger (Salem Communications Corporation; Public, NASDAQ:SALM)

• Jeff Coors (Coors Brewery/Heritage Foundation/Free Congress Foundation/Moon)

• Richard DeVos (33º Freemason/Amway/Templeton Foundation)

• Stuart Epperson (Salem Communications Corporation; Public, NASDAQ:SALM)

• Ed Feulner (President Heritage Foundation/Free Congress Foundation/Moon)

• Foster Friess (Templeton Foundation Board of Advisors)

• Mary Reilly Hunt (Order of Malta) [She can be seen on the Order of Malta website. There is a Thomas F. Schlafly on various boards of this American branch of the Knights of Malta. Phyllis Schlafly, prominent CNP member, is reportedly a Dame of the Knights of Malta.]

• Woody Jenkins (Nat. Chmn. ALEC/Founder, Chairman—Friends of the Americas/assisted Nicaraguan Contras)

• Tim La Haye (1st CNP President/Moon associate; “LaHaye held the position of paid chairman with Sun Myung Moon’s now defunct Coalition for Religious Freedom.” “LaHaye’s involvement with Moon is particularly vile. In 1985, Carolyn Weaver, writing for Mother Jones Magazine, exposed the fact that LaHaye had received substantial funds from Moon’s aid Bo Hi Park. This was discovered in a tape of a dictated thank you letter from LaHaye, thanking Park for a contribution in excess of $500,000. LaHaye would not admit or deny the receipt of the contribution, instead he attacked the source of the information. [Reported in the 1Q96, Religion in Politics.]” 110.

• Beverly La Haye (founder of Concerned Women for America [UN-NGO]; speaker at Moon convention in Washington, DC)

• Sam Moore (Thomas Nelson Publisher; Thomas Nelson publisher of corrupt modern Bible versions.)

• Oliver North (Iran Contra Affair; Robert and Lorena Jaeb contributed to the ‘Oliver North for U S Senate Committee Inc.’ in 1994.)

• Christine Vollmer (Opus Dei)

• Paul Weyrich (Founder/President, Free Congress Foundation/Heritage Foundation)

The Belmont Brotherhood documents that the founding JBS National Council was entrenched in the Eastern Establishment it purported to despise. Nor is its progeny, the Council for National Policy, a conservative, anti-Communist organization, but rather a globalist organization, anti-American and unpatriotic in the extreme.” 111. And John Macarthur’s principal source of funding, The Believers Foundation, is funded and directed by Lorena Jaeb, who was and may still be a Governor of the CNP.

How the Church Growth Movement Infiltrated GCC

In his January 2005 “State of the Church” sermon, John Macarthur stated regarding GCC: “It is not in particular danger from some infiltrating heresy…everything you can see on the surface looks to be good.” Was John Macarthur telling the truth in that sermon?

Several Christians living in the Los Angeles area are aware that the church growth movement has infiltrated GCC. They have seen the evidence. But these Christians are divided in opinion as to whether this infiltration has the approval of John Macarthur. Does John Macarthur approve of this infiltration? Or has his church just gotten too big for him to exercise proper pastoral oversight? (I was once told by John Macarthur’s secretary that his own church members couldn’t make an appointment to speak with him. He didn’t have the time.)

Has the church growth movement infiltrated GCC by “men who have crept in unawares?” Or has the CGM been brought in with the approval of one or more members of the GCC elder board?

GCC is governed by a board of elders. Mr. Rob Iverson is the Chairman of the GCC elder board. Not only is Mr. Iverson a Director of the church growth org, Leadership Resources International, but as of 3 years ago, Mr. Iverson was the elder who oversaw the Purpose Driven Foundry ministry and Mr. Iverson is currently the President and Chairman of the Board of TMAI. Furthermore, as already shown, Kurt Gebhards, The Foundry pastor, stated proudly in his online resume that on three occasions he had been asked by GCC leaders to enter ministries at GCC to be a vision casting “agent of change.”

When the Foundry and Guild were exposed 3 years ago as being Purpose Driven, their websites were changed, but their pastors, Tom Patton and Kurt Gebhards, weren’t kicked out of the church. Instead, they have both been promoted.

Very often whoever pays the piper calls the tunes. The Believers Foundation finances church growth orgs (like Biblical Ministries Worldwide). In a recent calendar year, The Believers Foundation disbursed nearly $3,000,000 to ministries under the GCC umbrella. From 2002-2007, The Believers Foundation disbursed approximately $12,000,000 to ministries under the GCC umbrella. Two men who were officers of The Believers Foundation as of 2007, Ken Fuller and David Wismer, also sit on the board of TMAI. David Wismer is the treasurer of TMAI. (D Wismer is no longer an officer of the Believers Foundation.)

Pastors at GCC will emphasize that John Macarthur “has taken a strong stance against the church growth movement.” Is this true? John Macarthur has advocated the use of “ice-breakers” exercises. He has also advocated dialectic-type rules for Bible studies. This can be seen in his book, “Saved Without A Doubt.” On pp.155-157, under the heading “Personal and Group Study Guide,” ice-breaker exercises are advocated. As stated earlier, ice-breakers are to change ones thinking mode from facts-based to feelings-based in order to further the dialectic process. These ice-breaker exercises play into Satan’s hand; as he wants Christians to approach a study of God’s Word with feelings.

It says on p. 156 of “Saved Without A Doubt”: “Pray for each group member, asking the Lord to help you create an open atmosphere where everyone will feel free to share with one another and you.” Advocating the creation of an open atmosphere is also a condition for the dialectic process. An open atmosphere, where everyone feels free to share, is not a component of a didactic Bible study. An open atmosphere implies one in which standards are set aside so that everyone will feel free to experience new things together.

In these group study guidelines, John Macarthur goes on to encourage the use of multiple Bible versions “for the purposes of comparison.” This is what Rick Warren and the PDC’s also advocate. Multiple Bible versions tempt group members to compromise the Word of God. Are Christians to find the true meaning of God’s Word by comparing translations and reaching consensus? Or by comparing translations with the Greek Textus Receptus? John Macarthur also encourages everyone’s involvement (necessary for TQM), “sharing oneself,” and “arranging chairs in a circle or semicircle” for “dynamic discussion.” These are required for dialectic sessions. In this book, John Macarthur has given rules for group Bible studies which resemble the rules for a group dialectic process.

John Macarthur preaches with Greg Laurie, a supporter of the Purpose Driven Movement

In November 2008, John Macarthur participated in a “Conference for Pastors and Leaders” at Greg Laurie’s church, Harvest Christian Fellowship. Two former Presidents of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), UN-NGO, also spoke at this conference.

John Macarthur’s host, Greg Laurie, who sits on the board of the Billy Graham Evangelical Association, is a big supporter of the Purpose Driven movement. Greg Laurie believes the Purpose Driven movement is of God. Click here to see a picture of Laurie sitting with Rick Warren at his Harvest Crusade (picture is at top of page).

In a May 2008 letter to pastors and leaders, Laurie talks about his upcoming crusade in New York City, stating, “God is on the move.” He then states, “this move is also seen in the formation of the New York City Leadership group. Under their direction, a community-wide 40 Days of Purpose campaign with Pastor Rick Warren has been launched, and the significant services of Bill Hybels’ Leadership Summit conferences are also being organized to strengthen the local church.”112.

Greg Laurie is sponsoring, through financial support, The New York City Leadership Center’s Sept. 2008 “Launch Event.” Scroll down to the bottom of the page here and read the two listed “Event Sponsors.” On The New York City Leadership Center’s website, their “Leadership Team” members are listed. Among those listed are Rick Warren, Bill Hybels, Bob Buford, Ken Blanchard and Frances Hesselbein, the Chairman of the Leader to Leader Institute (Warren’s name has recently been removed). These team members are church growth kingpins and yet Laurie states that the organization they lead, The New York City Leadership Center, has been formed as a “move of God,” and Laurie approves of the 40 Days of Purpose campaign which these leaders will direct.

How can John Macarthur’s pastors claim that he has taken a strong stance against the church growth movement when he preaches with and fellowships with and endorses those who advocate this movement? John Macarthur “has taken a strong stance against the CGM” as it enters GCC along with men from the Southern Baptist Convention (UN-NGO).

Chuck Smith also spoke with John Macarthur at Greg Laurie’s conference. A Calvary Chapel head pastor once told me that Chuck Smith, Greg Laurie’s pastor and the founder of the Calvary Chapel movement, considered Peter Drucker to be his good friend and a fellow Christian! This pastor told me that Smith met with Drucker to discuss matters concerning “the transitioning of his church.” I was able to confirm with Smith’s secretary that, indeed, Smith and Drucker had met for lunch. If he sought Drucker’s counsel, then Chuck Smith was seeking the counsel of an occultist, a humanist, and a globalist whose objective was to destroy Christianity.

A true Christian enters the straight gate and stays on the narrow path. Does God’s narrow path lead to communion with church growth advocates at Greg Laurie’s church? John Macarthur is on the wide ecumenical road that leads to destruction.








110. Biblical Discernment Ministries,

111. The John Birch Society:


John Macarthur’s Ecumenical Roots

Articles have been written on the subject of John Macarthur’s “new evangelical ecumenism.” 113. And I have been told by one GCC pastor that John Macarthur believes the biblical “doctrine of separation” to be “too negative” with the implication that he won’t obey it.  John Macarthur disobeys God’s Word regarding separation for the purpose of relationship building (ecumenism).  At GCC, the “doctrine of separation” has been replaced by the “dialectical process.”

The goal of the ecumenical movement is to create a one-world religion for the worship of Lucifer. Ecumenists (bridge-builders) in the leadership of the various denominations direct the churches to set aside their differences, find common ground, and unify. John Macarthur preaches against ecumenism, however, his family and ministry are firmly rooted in the ecumenical movement.

In “The Voice of Calvary Legacy,” John Macarthur paid tribute to his father, Dr. John “Jack” Macarthur. “He served on the Extension Staff of Moody Bible Institute and later became the director of Charles E. Fuller Evangelistic Foundation.” 114. In 1968, the Fuller Evangelistic Foundation changed its name to the Fuller Evangelistic Association.

According to Charles Fuller’s son, Daniel Fuller, the Fuller Evangelistic Foundation was established in 1942 and started Fuller Theological Seminary in 1947. (Give the Winds a Mighty Voice) Fuller Seminary has played a strategic role in the global ecumenical movement and has launched numerous apostate organizations and movements such as the Vineyard (John Wimber), Renovare (Richard Foster), AD2000 United Prayer Track (C Peter Wagner), Coalition on Revival (Jay Grimstead), the US Center for World Mission (Ralph Winter) and others. The article, “Filling the Blanks with Fuller,” describes Fuller Seminary as “an ecumenical ‘think tank’ seminary” which “has fostered, nurtured, and promoted the apostasy globally…” The global ecumenical movement is “a political movement of the highest order and must not be confused with anything even remotely resembling Christianity.” (“Filling the Blanks with Fuller”)

Out of Fuller Theological Seminary came the US Center for World Mission (Ralph Winter) and their “Perspectives Course” which was “a prototype course of ecumenical study…and aberrant theology,” The US Center for World Mission “is an ‘umbrella’ organization for nearly every major missions organization in the world.” Under their umbrella is the Billy Graham Evangelical Association (Greg Laurie is a board member). (“Filling the Blanks with Fuller”) Billy Graham was on the Board of Trustees at Fuller Seminary and Rick Warren received his Doctorate in Ministry from Fuller Seminary.

John Macarthur’s father was the Director of Fuller Evangelistic Foundation. Charles Fuller, the founder of the Fuller Evangelistic Foundation, also cofounded Fuller Theological Seminary and the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). Charles Fuller co-founded the NAE with J Edwin Orr and Harold Ockenga, the first President of the NAE (1942-44), and the first President of Fuller Seminary in 1947.

In 1951, the NAE revived the World Evangelical Fellowship (WEF) from the “dying embers” of the former World Evangelical Alliance (Evangelical Alliance of 1846) which became the NAE’s international umbrella. As previously stated, the Evangelical Alliance, now called the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA), was formed in 1846 in a conference held at Freemason’s Hall, United Grand Lodge of England, the mother of all Masonic lodges. 115.

The WEA is the shadow government to the Lausanne Movement which is the umbrella over the global ecumenical movement. John Stott, whom John Macarthur likes to quote, “is the framer of the Lausanne Covenant” and “oversaw the formation of the WEF and formulated its purposes. Also former chaplain to the Queen of England and a leader in the Anglican Church, John Stott was not above participating in ‘a Christian-Druid dialogue and reconciliation meeting for the new Millennium’. 116 The Druids are the present-day Freemasons. “Albert Churchward…writes about the Masons as ‘our present Druids.’”

In essence, Lausanne and the ecumenical movement are a Masonic enterprise. Alice Bailey wrote, “Very definitely may the assurance be given here that, prior to the coming of the Christ, adjustments will be made so that at the head of all great organizations will be found either a Master, or an initiate who has taken the third initiation. At the head of certain of the great occult groups, of the Freemasons of the world, and of the various great divisions of the church, and resident in many of the great nations will be found initiates or Masters.” 117.

In “The Voice of Calvary Legacy,” John Macarthur stated that his father, in addition to being the Director of the Fuller Evangelistic Foundation, “served on the Extension Staff of Moody Bible Institute.” In 1941, The Moody Bible Institute played a key role in the formation of the NAE. According to Rick Meisel, John Macarthur has served on the Board of Trustees of the Moody Bible Institute. 118.

In “The Voice of Calvary Legacy,” John Macarthur also stated that his father “helped establish the Hollywood Christian group, an outreach to people in the film and television industries. Jack Macarthur counted Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, who came to Christ under his preaching, as close personal friends.” Since Henrietta Mears is credited with founding The Hollywood Christian Group, one can assume that John Macarthur’s father, Jack Macarthur, “who helped establish the Hollywood Christian Group,” was her friend and co-worker.

Henrietta Mears’ ecumenical influence was widespread. She was a close friend and coworker of Charles Fuller who promoted her on his radio broadcasts. Fuller, Ockenga, and Orr all taught at the Forest Home Christian Conference Center which she founded to “train the next generation of world leaders.” With Fuller, Ockenga, and Orr, Henrietta Mears established the campus ecumenical movement. For eleven years Mears groomed Bill Bright for leadership and Campus Crusade for Christ was founded in her living room. 119. (Bill Bright was a member of the Council for National Policy Board of Governors in 1982.) According to Christianity Today, Henrietta Mears is the “grandmother of modern evangelicalism.” (“Antipas: CIA Connections”)

According to Grace Community Church elder, Phil Johnson, “In the 1940’s, Dr. Jack [Macarthur] served as an Extension speaker for the Moody Bible Institute. Later, while pastoring in Southern California, he and Edwin Orr founded an outreach ministry to people in the film and television industry.” 120. That outreach ministry would be The Hollywood Christian Group. Phil Johnson’s statement is a tacit endorsement of J. Edwin Orr and provides more evidence that John Macarthur’s father, Jack Macarthur, was in Mears’ inner circle.

In his tribute to his father, John Macarthur didn’t mention “J. Edwin Orr” or “Henrietta Mears” as cofounding the “Hollywood Christian Group” with his father, which is odd considering that Orr and Mears were prominent figures and closely associated with Charles Fuller. Why didn’t he mention them? Had John Macarthur mentioned J. Edwin Orr and Henrietta Mears along with the Hollywood Christian Group, his readers would likely connect Jack Macarthur with the Mears’ group which pioneered the ecumenical movement in the U.S. and globally.

According to “Filling the Blanks with Fuller,” “In a nutshell, here is the lineage of the monstrous apostasy we are researching… Five people (during the 30’s) paved the way to change the orthodox and historic biblical ‘worldview’ of evangelical Christianity to a…recontructionist agenda. They are: J. Edwin Orr, Armin Gesswein, C.E. Fuller, Henrietta Mears, Harold Ockenga. These five (who were friends and co-workers) laid the groundwork for the ‘world changers,’ ‘expendables for Christ,’ or ‘workers’ they prepared to follow them.” It seems that John Macarthur is one of these “world changers.”

What is known about Jack Macarthur’s co-founder of the Hollywood Christian Group? “J. Edwin Orr — Oxford seminarian, traveled as a historian and theologian to major cities and universities globally to prepare the way for ecumenism on college campuses. The ecumenical groups on campus who were pre-conditioned by Orr to look for a ‘great end-time harvest’, and sweeping ‘revival’ movement, or ‘awakening’ prepared the way for Bill Bright’s ecumenical ministry. The success of Campus Crusade for Christ was a direct result of the groundwork laid by Orr. Orr’s vouching for Billy Grahams ‘new understanding of the work of the Holy Spirit’, which he conveyed in letters to key workers paved the way for his success in ministry as well.” (“Filling the Blanks with Fuller”)

J. Edwin Orr spoke at Mears’ Christian conference center. “It was his rule that he would only speak where there was an ecumenical representative—a diversity of youth from all denominations.” 121. J. Edwin Orr was an original Board Member of Campus Crusade for Christ in 1951. (Wikipedia: J Edwin Orr) From 1966-1981, J Edwin Orr was a professor at Fuller Seminary’s School of World Mission. Moreover, “He [Orr] was an advisor of Billy Graham’s from the start of that evangelist’s career, a friend of Abraham Vereide and helped shape the prayer breakfast movement that grew out of Vereide’s International Christian Leadership…” (Billy Graham Archives)

George Marsden’s book, Reforming Fundamentalism: Fuller Seminary and the New Evangelicalism, offers further evidence that the global ecumenical movement is a Masonic enterprise: “In April [1951, Harold] Ockenga had attended a highly publicized ‘Communion breakfast’ sponsored by a number of Protestant Churches in Boston. At the head table with Ockenga was a Unitarian pastor and a representative of the Masonic Knights Temple.” Marsden goes on to say that Ockenga did not participate in the actual communion service — he only sat at the “head table” with the Unitarian and Freemason! 122.

Billy Graham, who with Fuller, Ockenga, and Orr, taught at Mears’ Christian conference center, said that she had a great impact on his ministry. 123. Graham, considered an “accepted evangelist” by Mears, was among those trained and “anointed” at her conference center. It’s important to note that many witnesses have testified that Billy Graham is a 33rd degree Mason. 124.

John Macarthur stated that Roy Rogers and Dale Evans “came to Christ” under his father’s preaching and that Jack Macarthur counted them his “close personal friends.” Roy Rogers, born Leonard Slye, was a 33rd degree Mason and his wife, Dale Evans, on the TBN A-list, was, according to Grand Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, State of New York, a member of the Eastern Star, a Masonic organization for women. 125. Lucifer is the god of Masonry.

Roy Rogers was a life-long highly decorated Mason according to the account of W. Bob Turner, Ph.D., a 32nd degree Mason, who referred to Roy Rogers as “Illustrious Brother Roy Rogers”: “Brother Roy was raised a Master Mason in 1946 in Hollywood Lodge No. 355, F. & A.M., Hollywood, California. He became a member of Long Beach Valley of Scottish Rite in 1950 and AI Malaikah Shrine Temple, Los Angeles, also in 1950. He received the K.C.C.H. of the Scottish Rite in 1975 and was coroneted a 33 in 1979. He also became a member of the York Rite, Harbor Council No. 45, Royal and Select Masters, and San Pedro Commandery No. 60, Knights Templar of California. Created a DeMolay at sight by Frank S. Land, the founder of the Order of DeMolay, Roy received the DeMolay Legion of Honor. He also received the California Grand Lodge’s Golden Veterans Award for 50 years of continuous membership in Masonry.” 126.

Roy Rogers and Dale Evans appeared many times with Billy Graham at his Crusades, where Graham was willing to give his “Illustrious Brother” Rogers a platform for his “Christian” testimony.

Jack Macarthur had a close friendship with Freemasons Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. His son, John Macarthur, has a close relationship with the Masonic controlled Southern Baptist Convention and its leaders. (As stated, two former Presidents of the Southern Baptist Convention also spoke at Greg Laurie’s conference with John Macarthur.) And John Macarthur endorses and fellowships with the Charismatic, Greg Laurie, a Board Member of the Billy Graham Evangelical Association (BGEA). There are other Masons holding high positions within the Billy Graham organization:

“In Billy Graham and His Friends (which came out November 2001) I mention (and fully document) a number of Masons who have close ties to Billy Graham. Several of Graham’s staff have been Masons such as William M. Watson who was the director of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Corporation (BGEA), David M. McConnell, also a director of the BGEA, and Arthur Lee Malory who was the co-chairman of the Billy Graham Crusade Advisory Committee for the St. Louis Crusade in 1973.” 127.

The Board of Counsel&Capital, which advises John Macarthur’s international ministry, TMAI, had one member of the BGEA (Fred Smith) and another (Jack Modesett Jr.), who was Chairman of the Board of Christianity Today, founded by Billy Graham. Fred Smith was also a director of Christianity Today. It’s also noteworthy that John Macarthur had Franklin Graham endorse his Study Bible. 128.

(Examples of John Macarthur fellowshipping with false Christians are too numerous to mention. A forward to his book, “The Gospel According to Jesus,” was written by J.I. Packer, Senior Editor of Christianity Today, and a signer of the Evangelical and Catholics Together Documents I and co-author of ECT II. The other forward was written by James Montgomery Boice, who was chairman of the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy from the time of its founding by Jay Grimstead (COR).

Considering the Masonic origins of the global evangelical network “revived” by Henrietta Mears, Charles Fuller, J Edwin Orr, Harold Ockenga and Armin Gesswein, is there any evidence of Masonic involvement at Fuller Seminary today? Situated on the eastern border of Fuller Seminary is a large Masonic Temple called the “Scottish Rite Cathedral” which towers over the campus. The entrance to the Scottish Rite Cathedral is flanked by two Sphinxes each having an Egyptian ankh on its chest.

This Scottish Rite Cathedral was built in 1924, before Fuller Seminary was established. Its address, 150 N Madison Ave in Pasadena, CA., is across the street from the Fuller Seminary Graduate School of Psychology and just down the street from the Fuller Student Center and the Horner Center for Life Long Learning located at 250 N Madison Ave. Mapquest shows the location of the Scottish Rite Cathedral in relation to the Fuller Campus (zoom in for a better perspective).

Are Freemasons employed by Fuller Seminary? A Visiting Professor at Fuller Theological Seminary is a 33rd degree Prince Hall Mason. Dr. J. Alfred Smith teaches a course on African American Spirituality in the School of Theology. The course description can been seen here. Dr. J. Alfred Smith is the Senior Pastor of Allen Temple Baptist Church. According to his church’s website, “He [Dr. J. Alfred Smith] has been elevated to the 33rd Degree of Prince Hall Free and Accepted Masons.”

According to Wikipedia, Prince Hall Masonry “obtained a Warrant for Charter from the Grand Lodge of England in 1784.” Today, “Prince Hall Lodges are recognized by the Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) as well as the great majority of state Grand Lodges and international Grand Lodges.”

In addition to being a Visiting Professor at Fuller Seminary, J. Alfred Smith is a member of the Executive Board of the National Council of Churches (NCC). He earned a Doctor of Ministry from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary—a graduate theological school of the Southern Baptist Convention (UN-NGO), and he has addressed both the Baptist World Alliance (UN-NGO) and the United Nations. His work has been featured in Christianity Today (Billy Graham), and in May 2007, he was appointed a Board Member to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. J. Alfred Smith has earned over 125 awards including at least one from the US Congress. According to a tribute given to J. Alfred Smith in the Congressional Record of November 9, 1995, “He has been elevated to the 33rd Degree of Prince Hall Free and Accepted Masons.”

Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Jr., President Barack Obama’s former pastor, wrote the Forward to one of J. Alfred Smith’s books, and Smith edited one of Rev. Wright’s books (Corinthian Baptist Church). Six of J. Alfred Smith’s books and sermons are now being sold in the Fuller Seminary bookstore.

J. Alfred Smith has been described as an “illustrious senior pastor” and a “bridge-builder.” And it appears that this high ranking Mason also leads a transformational ministry. According to the Allen Temple Baptist Church website, “During the dynamic, visionary leadership of Doctor J. Alfred Smith, Senior, Allen Temple has grown to a membership of 5,500 and has developed a large array of holistic community ministries focussed [sic] on redeeming and transforming the whole person and the whole community.” This ministry description sounds exactly like the agenda of many ministries associated with John Macarthur’s Grace Community Church. Is it believable that J. Alfred Smith, 33rd degree Mason, is transforming communities for Jesus Christ? Or is he, like other church growth leaders, transforming communities for Satan?

J. Alfred Smith is a Prince Hall Mason. Located only 4 blocks (.64 mile) from Fuller Seminary is the Pasadena Masonic Temple located at 200 S. Euclid Ave. The Pasadena Masonic Temple houses several lodges. (Mapquest) One of these is the Prince Hall Lodge. A list of “Constituent Lodges Of The Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge F & AM State of California, Inc.,” states that the Prince Hall lodge in Pasadena, Hiram #12, is located at 200 S. Euclid Ave., Pasadena, CA. This is the address of the Pasadena Masonic Temple. Listed under “Tenants” of this temple is “Hiram Lodge #12 F.&A.M.”

When Dr. J. Alfred Smith, 33rd Degree of Prince Hall Free and Accepted Masonry, teaches at Fuller Seminary, he doesn’t have far to walk to a Prince Hall lodge.

At least one Freemason in the Scottish Rite Cathedral bordering Fuller Seminary poses as Christian. According to the Pasadena Scottish Rite Bulletin, “James F Halladay, 33 degree, has been appointed and elected Almoner for the Valley of Pasadena. Jim’s background as a Pastor of the Baptist Church in Glendale well qualifies him for his new post.” Notice that, like J. Alfred Smith, this Freemason is also a Baptist.

Of interest, Grace Community Church elder and executive director of Grace to You, Phil Johnson, is a Baptistic Calvinist. This statement appears on his website:

“Theologically, Phil is a committed Calvinist—with a decidedly Baptistic bent.” (Who is Phillip R. Johnson?) Even more interesting is this statement: “He…is a member of the Fellowship of Independent Reformed Evangelicals (FIRE).” The slogan of FIRE is “In essentials Unity, In non-essentials Liberty, in all things Charity.” (FIRE) Why is this interesting? FIRE’s slogan is nearly identical to the slogan of Phoenix Freemasonry! “It is the glory of Masonry to teach Unity in essentials, Liberty in details, Charity in all things; and by this sign its spirit must at last prevail.”

Sold at the Fuller Seminary bookstore is “The Complete Idiots Guide to Freemasonry.” The book description states that this book, written by a member of a Masonic Lodge, “offers a guide…that is intended to dispel much of the mythology that surrounds the secretive and often controversial movement.” Sounds like one would have to be an “idiot” to believe a “Guide to Masonry” written by a Mason who has taken oaths not to reveal Masonic secrets.

The Fuller bookstore sells numerous books about the Talmud and the Kabbalah. For example, “The Beliefnet Guide to Kabbalah” by Arthur Goldwag is in the Fuller bookstore. Does this book reveal the truth about the Kabbalah? The book’s description states, “The aim of this guide is to provide an informative and reader-friendly overview of Kabbalah, whose messages Moses is said to have received from God on Mount Sinai.” Moses received the Kabbalah from God on Mount Sinai!?! How perverse!

May I remind the reader that Freemasonry is based on Talmudic Judaism, and that the Kabbalah is the blood and bone of Talmudic Judaism. According to Manly P. Hall, 32nd degree Freemasonry is typified by the Kabbalist Tree of Life:

“When the ten numbers which pertain to the globes (Sephiroth) are combined with the 22 letters relating to the channels [pathways between the sephiroth], the resultant sum is 32…which is analogous to the first 32 degrees of Freemasonry, which elevate the candidate to the dignity of a Prince of the Royal Secret.” (The Secret Teachings of All Ages by Manly P Hall, 1928)

Manly P Hall was honored in Sept, 1990 by The Scottish Rite Journal, who called him “The Illustrious Manly P. Hall” and “Masonry’s Greatest Philosopher.”

In 1866, Dr. Isaac M. Wise wrote in The Israelite of America, “Masonry is a Jewish institution, whose history, degrees, charges, passwords and explanations are Jewish from end to end.”

A Masonic website states, “The philosophy or religion of esoteric Freemasonry (that understood only by the inner circle) is practically identical to that of the Jewish Cabala.”(The Masonic Trowel)

The president of Fuller Seminary, Richard Mouw, is a columnist at Beliefnet, a comparative religion website. An article by Mouw at Beliefnet states, “Since I am a seminary president…I have a vested interest in what goes on in contemporary Catholicism, having devoted considerable energy in recent years to evangelical-Catholic dialogue…” At Beliefnet, all world religions are promoted. Another Beliefnet columnist is Starhawk, a witch. (Christianity Today: Richard Mouw)

Dr. Richard Mouw is a Calvinist. “Mouw was Professor of Christian philosophy at Calvin College for seventeen years. He has also served as a visiting professor to the Free University of Amsterdam.” (Wikipedia: Richard Mouw) “Founded in 1876, Calvin College is an educational institution of the Christian Reformed Church and stands in the Reformed tradition of Protestantism. Calvin College is named after John Calvin, the 16th century Protestant Reformer.” (Wikipedia: Calvin College)

According to B’nai B’rith, “Calvinism is of Jewish origin. It was deliberately conceived to split the adherents of the Christian religions and divide the people. Calvin’s real name was Cohen! … Calvin was one of our children; he was of Jewish descent, and was entrusted by Jewish authority and encouraged with Jewish finance to draft his scheme in the reformation.” (The Reformation: Rosicrucian Connections)

Dr. Mouw engages in dialogue with Jewish rabbis. “The University of Judaism and its Sigi Ziering Institute are hosting a conversation between Dr. Richard Mouw, President of the Fuller Theological Seminary, and Dr. Elliot Dorff [a rabbi], Rector of the University of Judaism.” (American Jewish University)

Dr. Richard Mouw is also an apologist for Mormonism. (“Mainstreaming Mormonism”) In November 2004, he spoke at a Mormon Tabernacle in Temple Square, Salt Lake City. “He offered a stunningly candid apology to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and [noted] that ‘friendship has not come easily between our communities.’ He dubbed the evening ‘historic’ and apologized that evangelicals ‘have often misrepresented the faith and beliefs of the Latter-day Saints.’” (Christianity Today)

At the Mormon Tabernacle Dr. Mouw stated, “I know that I have learned much in this continuing dialogue, and I am now convinced that we evangelicals have often seriously misrepresented the beliefs and practices of the Mormon community. Indeed, let me state it bluntly to the LDS folks here this evening: we have sinned against you. The God of the Scriptures makes it clear that it is a terrible thing to bear false witness against our neighbors, and we have been guilty of that sort of transgression in things we have said about you. We have told you what you believe without making a sincere effort first of all to ask you what you believe.” (Wikipedia) Bear false witness? Guilty of transgression? Do Evangelicals “seriously misrepresent” the beliefs and practices of Mormonism?

Mormon doctrine teaches that Lucifer is not the devil, Satan, but Venus, the Morning Star.  Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is not God but a “lesser god” and the older brother of Lucifer. (Jesus & Lucifer Brothers?) Mormons believe that they are becoming “gods.” They also believe that they descended from the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh. (The Mormon Teachings of Gwen Shaw) Imitating Moses, Mormon founder and prophet, Joseph Smith, received the Golden Tablets from the Angel Moroni. Imitating Jesus Christ, Smith surrounded himself with twelve Apostles; however, his innermost circle were Kabbalists. (Crypto-Jewry) The Mormon obsession with bloodlines is identical to the Merovingian bloodline conspiracy. The fact is that Mormonism is a front for Merovingian Jewry and its international network of Freemasonry. “Mormonism and Freemasonry are so intimately interwoven and interrelated that the two can never be dissociated.” (Freemasonry Watch)

With Dr. Mouw as Fuller Seminary president, it’s not surprising that the Fuller bookstore sells numerous books on the Kabbalah and Talmudic Judaism. For example, “Kabbalah—A Brief Introduction for Christians.” Does this book warn Christians about the Kabbalah? To the contrary, the description states, “By learning something about Kabbalah, Christians can deepen their insight into the highest teachings of their own tradition. The resonance between the two traditions is profound.” (Fuller Bookstore) What resonance hath light with darkness? How can Christians deepen their insight into Christ’s teaching by studying paganism, magic and witchcraft?

Most of the books available in the Fuller bookstore don’t have descriptions. Other books on Kabbalah available in the bookstore include: “Connecting to God—Ancient Kabbalah & Modern Psychology,” “Absorbing Perfections—Kabbalah,” “Enneagram & Kabbalah—Reading Your Soul (2nd Ed),” “Essential Kabbalah,” “Kabbalah & The Art of Being,” “Kabbalah—New Perspectives,” “Meditation & Kabbalah,” “Power of Kabbalah,” “Seeing God—Lessons Of The Kabbalah,” “Wisdom Of The Kabbalah,” “Way—Using The Wisdom Of The Kabbalah,” among others.

What kind of ministers are produced by Fuller Seminary? The following is a profile of a Fuller Seminary graduate who is now on the Board of Directors of the International Kabbalah Society:

“Rev. Megan Wagner, M.A., is Director of Spiritual Psychology at ChI. She is a therapist, spiritual director, artist, Kabbalah teacher, interfaith minister, drummer, ritual leader and author. She is the author of The Sapphire Staff: Walking the Western Mystical Way, a guide to the 7 stages of psycho-spiritual awakening from Kabbalah and the Tree of Life. (See: Tree Of Life Teachings – Home.) Rev. Wagner is founding director of Tree of Life Teachings International, where she runs Tree of Life Training, a Kabbalah School, and leads sacred journeys to Crete, Europe, Mexico and Africa. Her healing work integrates Psychology, Mysticism, Shamanism, Astrology, Alchemy and the sacred arts of drumming, chanting, storytelling and ritual. She trained in Family Systems and Jungian Psychology and has 25 years of counseling experience, including 12 years of supervision in psychodynamic counseling and personal analysis in analytic depth psychology. She also trained extensively in London with Kabbalah Master Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi and now lectures on Kabbalah internationally and in the USA. She is on the Board of Directors of the International Kabbalah Society. In addition to her work in Therapy and Spiritual Guidance, Rev. Wagner offers a certificate course in Spiritual Psychology. She also holds The Feminine Path of Power Retreats (see, where she performs women’s initiation stories and leads rituals designed to help women feel more embodied, empowered and connected to spirit. An interfaith minister, Rev. Wagner earned a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California, and a Masters of Metaphysics from the University of Sedona, Sedona, Arizona. (SPIRITUAL PSYCHOLOGY)” (Chaplaincy Institute for Arts & Interfaith Ministries)

Megan Wagner, along with Jim Larkin, are the Founding Directors of Tree of Life Teachings International. Tree of Life Teachings International runs a “Kabbalistic School of the Soul.” Jim Larkin, a “facilitator” at Tree of Life Teachings, received his Mdiv at Fuller Seminary, PhD pending in Comparative Religions. (Tree of Life Teachings International)

The “tree” symbol for the Kabbalist Tree of Life Teachings as seen on Wagner and Larkin’s About Us page looks nearly identical to the tree on the cover of Rick Warren’s book, The Purpose Driven Life, seen here. Notice that the symbol for American Jewish University (formerly University of Judaism), where Fuller president Richard Mouw spoke, is a similar tree.

A Hollywood filmmaker is a professor at Fuller. Craig Detweiler who received a MDiv and a PhD at Fuller Seminary is now an Associate Professor of Theology and Culture and Co-director of the Reel Spiritual Institute School of Theology, the area of Fuller’s Brehm Center focused on theology and film. “Detweiler is a filmmaker who has written scripts for numerous Hollywood films…He leads a coalition of schools and educators to the Sundance Film Festival each year for Fuller’s WindRider Forum in Park City, Utah.” (Fuller Faculty) The WindRider Forum partners with Fuller Theological Seminary to provide “an opportunity for conversations at the intersection of faith and film.” This past year, the theme of the Windrider Forum was “Filmmaking for Social Change.”

“He [Detweiler] has often been featured in the media, including the New York Times, CNN, NPR, and ABC… In 2007, Detweiler completed production on a documentary investigating the clash between the secular and the Christian world entitled Purple State of Mind.” Craig Detweiler wrote the book, “A Purple State of Mind: Finding Middle Ground in a Divided Culture.” In the movie, Detweiler claims to be a Christian, and John Marks is an unbeliever. Detweiler and Marks co-produced this movie as a conversation between a believer and an unbeliever to “find common ground.” “A Purple State” refers to a Third Way compromise between liberal and conservative political views, and also between liberal and fundamental Christianity.

“Our culture is reeling from divisiveness and strife. People are divided politically (into red and blue states), morally, and spiritually. Successful author and Hollywood filmmaker Craig Detweiler reveals how to be a ‘purple’ Christian—a follower of Christ who finds middle ground, not to compromise but to converse. He empowers readers to build relationships rather than erect barriers so they can more effectively communicate and live out the good news. This relevant and practical guide reveals ways to… *communicate the gospel with humility* promote prolife and pro–family positions in a pluralistic society *love members of the gay community* relate to people in other faith traditions. The Christian community has become known for what it opposes rather than what it proposes—faith, hope, and love. A Purple State of Mind dismantles unhelpful misrepresentations of Jesus’ life–giving message and presents it in a fresh, contemporary way.” (A Purple State of Mind: Finding Middle Ground in a Divided Culture)

Fuller Seminary offers many books promoting pagan religions that may be required reading in their apologetics and comparative religions courses. The following are just some of the titles available in the Fuller bookstore: “Drawing Down the Moon—Witches Druids Goddess-Worshippers & Other Pagans in America” by Margot Adler, “Magic Witchcraft &Religion- An Anthropological Study of the Supernatural (7th Ed),” “Shaminism,” “Witchcraft & Sorcery,” “Pagan Christianity—Exploring the Roots of Our Church Practices,” “Oedipus & The Devil—Witchcraft Sexual,” “Magic & Witchcraft,” “Demon Lovers—Witchcraft Sex & Crisis,” “Entertaining Satan—Witchcraft,” “Ancient Christian Magic—Coptic Texts,” “Ancient Magic & Ritual Power,” “Ancient Philosophy Mystery & Magic,” “Black Magic—Religion & The African,” “Byzantine Magic,” “Earthly Bodies Magical Selves,” “Magic & Paganism in Early Christianity,” “Magic Faith & Healing,” “Magic Kingdom of God,” “Magic Mystery & Science—Occult in West,” “Prayer Magic & The Stars in The Ancient,” “Tales of a Magic Monastery,” “Magic Mountain (a novel),” “Real Magic—Creating Miracles,” “Greek Magical Papyri in Translation,” “Magic & Magicians in The Greco-roman,” “Magic in The Ancient Greek World,” “Magic in The Middle Ages,” “Magic & Paganism—Acts,” and “Ephesians—Power & Magic,” among others.

Also available in the Fuller Seminary bookstore is “Gospel According to Bruce Springsteen—Rock & Redemption from Asbury Park to Magic.” The author of this book is Jeffrey Symynkywicz. The book description states, “Symynkywicz, a Unitarian Universalist minister, reflects on important themes about life found in the music of Bruce Springsteen.”

The curriculum of Fuller Seminary does not instruct ministerial students in the narrow way of salvation through Jesus Christ alone but introduces them to the broad way which leads to destruction. Rather than teaching and preaching the Word of God, Fuller Seminary has freely acknowledged that it is an interfaith agency promoting the Communitarian Third Way agenda:

“Fuller is welcoming both to the evangelical conservative and the theologically liberal. The faculty consists of a variety of Christian scholars with equally diverse backgrounds. Students and professors often hold diametrically opposing views and vehemently debate a wide range of religious and ethical issues, yet remain committed to their Christian camaraderie. Fuller’s diverse student body and ecumenical persuasion are among its chief strengths. It is also frequently at the center of debate among religious and secular intellectuals on issues ranging from politics, religion, science and culture. Fuller instructors have been cited as seeking ways out of the conservative/liberal debate: ‘We need to be the voice of a third way that flows out of biblical values, instead of buying into the political ideology of either the right or the left.’ Currently, Fuller reports that faculty and students come from over 150 Christian denominations representing a wide variety of theological viewpoints.” (Wikipedia)

Let me reiterate that John Macarthur’s father, Jack Macarthur, was Director of the Fuller Evangelistic Foundation which established Fuller Seminary as well as co-founder of the Hollywood Christian Group with J. Edwin Orr — which places him firmly within Henrietta Mears’ inner circle and in “the lineage of the monstrous apostasy.” It may be noted that John Macarthur graduated from Talbot Theological Seminary, the seminary for Biola University (formerly Biola College). The chairman of the board of Biola from 1928-1932 was none other than Charles Fuller. (By 1928, Biola had apostatized, according to Charles Trumbull, the editor of the most influential periodical of the fundamentalist movement, The Sunday School Times.) (Give the Wind a Mighty Voice)

The following sections provide two more examples of John Macarthur’s support for Southern Baptist Convention leaders and church growth advocates:






116. “Alarm Over Church Talks With Druids,” Jonathan Petre, Sunday, May 21, 2000; Issue 1822, Electronic Telegraph

117. Bailey, Alice. Initiation, Human and Solar, Lucis Publishing Co. 1922, pp. 61-2.





122. George Marsden’s book, Reforming Fundamentalism: Fuller Seminary and the New Evangelicalism, p. 135.

123.; Ethel May Baldwin & David V. Benson, Earl 0. Roe, ed., Dream Big: The Henrietta Mears Story, Ventura, CA: Regal Books, 1990. p.304,305.




127. “Masons Pay Tribute to Billy Graham,” Dr. Cathy Burns,


John MacArthur’s Masonic Heritage

John MacArthur’s great grandfather, Thomas Fullerton, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Prince Edward Island


Thomas Fraser Fullerton, PGM
Most Worshipful Brother
Thomas Fraser Fullerton, PGM*
Grand Lodge of Prince Edward Island, A.F. & A.M.; Grand Master 1913 – 1914
Thomas Fraser Fullerton was born at Glasgow, Scotland, on March 28th, 1861.
He received his early education at a Public School, matriculating into Glasgow University from which he graduated as Prizeman.
Having fitted himself for a life of theological work he came to America in 1889, and after a short Pastorate in St. John, N. B., he accepted a call to St. James Presbyterian Church (Kirk) in Charlottetown, P. E. I. This charge he still holds, and has held continually for twenty-one years, with the exception of one year while in active service as Chaplain with the Royal Canadian Regiment in the South African War in 1900.
He received the Degree of Doctor of Divinity from the Presbyterian College at Halifax, N. S. in 1913.
In Masonry he received his first light as an Entered Apprentice in St. Johns Lodge, No. 1, Charlottetown, on March 15th, 1901, as a Fellow Craft, April 16th, and as Master Mason, May 14th, of the same year. He presided as Worshipful Master of St. Johns Lodge in 1911. In the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite he received the degrees of the Lodge of Perfection and Rose Croix Chapter in 1903, and the intermediate degrees to 32 degree in Charlottetown Consistory in 1911.
In the Grand Lodge he was Grand Chaplain, 1907-10; Senior Grand Deacon, 1911; Deputy Grand Master, 1912 and Grand Master, 1913.
From the Proceedings of the 38th Annual Communication of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Prince Edward Island A. F. & A. M. (1913).


John Macarthur has boasted that he is the last in his family lineage of pastors that goes back five generations to Scotland.  The following excerpt from a sermon Macarthur gave that was aired on a Grace To You broadcast mentions these five generations of pastors which includes his great grandfather, Thomas Fullerton, who is described in particular.

“The good news is, when the soil is prepared by God, there’s going to be an explosion of spiritual fruit and the harvest will go on and on and on and on and on and on. A nice young man in our church was recently in Prince Edward Island and I had said in the church service that my great grandfather was a pastor of St. James Kirk Presbyterian Kirk in Prince Edward Island back in the 1800’s. So when he was up there, he started digging around and found all kinds of things about my great grandfather. Thomas Fullerton was his name and he was pastor there at the main church in Charletown(?) for about twenty-eight years. He was a chaplain in the Canadian Military and he went to the Bower(?) War in South Africa and fought and did ministry among the troops. And you look back and that and you say, Okay, there’s a…his father was also a pastor who had been in Scotland and then gone to Australia and come there and at some point the Lord plowed the heart of that family and it just kept going and it just kept going and it kept going and it came down through my…from my great-grandfather to my grandmother, his daughter, and then through her to my father and then through me and this is the explosion and we’re all in this process somewhere.”  (A Diagnosis of the Soils)

Who was Thomas Fullerton?

Who was John Fullerton Macarthur, Jr’s great grandfather?  The following was written by The Grand Lodge of Prince Edward Island.​

Most Worshipful Brother

Thomas Fraser Fullerton, PGM

Grand Lodge of

Prince Edward Island, A.F. & A.M.;

Grand Master 1913 – 1914

“Thomas Fraser Fullerton was born at Glasgow, Scotland, on March 28th, 1861.

“He received his early education at a Public School, matriculating into Glasgow University from which he graduated as Prizeman.

“Having fitted himself for a life of theological work he came to America in 1889, and after a short Pastorate in St. John, N. B., he accepted a call to St. James Presbyterian Church, (Kirk) in Charlottetown, P. E. I. This charge he still holds, and has held continually for twenty-one years, with the exception of one year while in active service as Chaplain with the Royal Canadian Regiment in the South African War in 1900.

“He received the Degree of Doctor of Divinity from the Presbyterian College at Halifax, N. S. in 1913.

“In Masonry he received his first light as an Entered Apprentice in St. Johns Lodge, No. 1, Charlottetown, on March 15th, 1901, as a Fellow Craft, April 16th, and as Master Mason, May 14th, of the same year. He presided as Worshipful Master of St. Johns Lodge in 1911. In the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite he received the degrees of the Lodge of Perfection and Rose Croix Chapter in 1903, and the intermediate degrees to 32degree in Charlottetown Consistory in 1911.

“In the Grand Lodge he was Grand Chaplain, 1907-10; Senior Grand Deacon, 1911; Deputy Grand Master, 1912 and Grand Master, 1913.

“From the Proceedings of the 38th Annual Communication of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Prince Edward Island A.F. & A. M. (1913).”

Note: In 1892, Rev. Thomas Fullerton was also Grand Secretary of the Provincial Grand Orange Lodge for the Province under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of British America. (Canada: An Encyclopedia, p. 318)

Thomas Fullerton’s D.D. was Honorary

 According to John Macarthur: Freemason:

“The Grand Lodge of PEI’s tribute to Most Worshipful Brother Rev. Thomas Fullerton states that John MacArthur’s great grandfather received his Doctor of Divinity from Presbyterian College in 1913, the same year he became Provincial Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of PEI, Canada. According to The Canadian Annual Review of Public Affairs, Thomas Fullerton’s D.D. was an honorary degree rather than an earned degree.

  “HONOURARY DEGREES CONFERRED… Halifax Presbyterian College… Rev. Thomas Fraser Fullerton… Charlottestown… D.D.” (The Canadian Annual Review of Public Affairs, Vol. 13, John Castell Hopkins, p. 491)

“Thomas Fullerton’s theological studies and training were accomplished, therefore, not in a seminary but in the Masonic Lodge as he studied the requisite Masonic literature for initiation into the successive degrees of Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craftsman, Master Mason, Lodge of Perfection and Rose Croix and the 32nd Degree, the Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret.

Thomas Fullerton: A Ruler of the Whole Craft

Thomas Fullerton was the Grand Master of a Grand Lodge which governs other Masonic Lodges within a given area or jurisdiction.

“A Grand Lodge or Grand Orient is the usual governing body of ‘Craft’, ‘Blue Lodge’, or ‘Symbolic’ Freemasonry in a particular jurisdiction.” (Wiki).

“All Grand Jurisdictions regard the Grand Master as the ruler of the whole Craft, as well as the Grand Lodge; a Lodge or a brother who questions the authority of a Grand Master is so infrequent as to be remarked.” (Grand Master’s Powers)

It’s noteworthy that Thomas Fullerton was elected Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Prince Edward Island, A.F. & A.M. the same year that he received the honorary Degree of Doctor of Divinity from the Presbyterian College at Halifax, N. S.

“Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.” (1 Corinthians 10: 21)

Was Thomas Fullerton a Druid?

Thomas Fullerton was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Freemason and Grand Master of the Grand Lodge.  Was he also a Druid?  It’s quite possible that Thomas Fullerton was a Druid and for the following reasons:

1. Thomas Fullerton was born in Scotland and Druids lived in Scotland. (Druidic Places in Scotland)

2. Thomas Fullerton was a Grand Master in Masonry and Masons are our present Druids.  “Albert Churchward, another Masonic writer, states that Masons are ‘our present Druids.’ (Druid).

3. Thomas Fullerton received his Doctor of Divinity from the Presbyterian College at Halifax, Nova Scotia (New Scotland).  Druidism exists today in Nova Scotia (Druids in Nova Scotia).

4. Thomas Fullerton presided over Masonry within Prince Edward Island which is only about 10 miles from Nova Scotia.  The International Center of the Island Druid community is on Prince Edward Island (Island Druid).

Is John Fullerton Macarthur Jr. also a Mason and/or a Druid?

Read John Macarthur’s Druid Festival to learn that John Macarthur’s annual “Camp Regen” which he holds for high school age Christians is the Druid Festival of Lughnasadh.

Other Articles of Interest

John Macarthur: Freemason

John Macarthur’s Druid Festival

See: The Masonic Grand Lodge of A.F. & A.M. of Canada Quotes John Macarthur in their Recent Communiqué

See Roy Rogers Masonic Connection to read that John Macarthur’s father had a very close relationship with high ranking Freemasons.

See Masonic/Occult Symbols at John Macarthur’s Grace To You

See Is John Macarthur a Master of the Craft?

​See John Macarthur’s “Slave” Book Promotional Video Depicts the Masonic All-Seeing Eye Within a Pyramid

The Masters College IBEX Campus in Israel

IBEX is the name of an extension of The Master’s College in Israel.

“The Israel Bible EXtension program, called ‘IBEX’, is The Master’s College (TMC) extension program in Israel.” (IBEX)

In the Old Testament, the Hebrew word for “wild goat” refers to the IBEX:

Strong’s #3277. יָעֵל ya`el
from 3276; an ibex (as climbing):—wild goat.

The Ibex is larger than the common goat and its horns are much longer, sometimes more than a yard in length and curved, like the long-horned Baphomet which Knights Templar and Freemasons worship as the bisexual human-goat god of fertility.

This is the same horned fertility god invoked by Wiccans flashing their Satanic hand signs at John Macarthur’s Camp Regeneration.

Is the IBEX Campus of John Macarthur’s The Masters College in Israel Dedicated to the Horned Goat God of Freemasonry?

“Why would John MacArthur give his college in Israel the name of IBEX, a wild goat with great horns like the Baphomet? Jews living in Israel surely know what ‘IBEX’ means. Freemasons like John MacArthur’s great grandfather worshiped the horned goat god called Baphomet. John MacArthur has stated that his global ministry is the fruit of his Masonic great grandfather’s ministry.” (See: John MacArthur & Freemasonry)

The Baphomet is also worshiped by Satanists like the Hardcore, Deathcore and Black Metal bands. One Black Metal band called Ibex Throne made an album which displays the Baphomet on the cover:

SDL022 Ibex Throne (Usa) “Total Inversion” CD

“Ibex throne has unleashed the next round of artillery and warfare aimed at all religion and humanity. The future is lost, humanity is worthless, herald the end of existence and obtain this piece of black hatred. 8 new songs of blasphemous, Black Metal is Warfare, Not Music!!!”

The first song on the Ibex Throne album is “Anti-Christian Warfare”— the same warfare that is being waged globally by Freemasonry, Wiccans, Satanists and all pagan religions against Jesus Christ and His Church.

The widespread appeal of the Deathcore, Hardcore and Black Metal movement to the present youth culture should not be underestimated. SMNnews, which promotes and sponsors interactive forums for the “underground metal and hardcore world,” boasts that it has more than 35,000 registered members.

John Macarthur’s Spiritual Mentor was a Jewish Rabbi

John Macarthur’s father, Dr. “Jack” Macarthur, in addition to being the director of the foundation which started Fuller Seminary, was in Henrietta Mears’ inner circle and was involved at the highest level of the world ecumenical movement. The goal of the ecumenical movement is to create a one-world religion for the worship of Lucifer.  Christians have been falsely led to believe that the one-world religion will eradicate Christianity rather than transform it. (See John Macarthur’s Ecumenical Roots and What is the Church Growth Movement?)

According to an interview with Phil Johnson of Grace To You, John Macarthur stated that at his father’s request, he went to Talbot Theological Seminary (now known as Talbot School of Theology) “just because of him [Dr. Charles Feinberg], to be my mentor, my professor and [to take] every course that he offered.” (1)

Dr. Feinberg was Talbot Seminary’s first dean (1952-1975) and according to John Macarthur, was a Jewish rabbi.  In reference to his time at Talbot Seminary (I believe in the early 1960’s), John Macarthur stated, “Charles Feinberg…, just a converted rabbi, basically, studied fourteen years to be a rabbi.” (2)  Why are Jewish rabbis heading Christian seminaries?  Do you believe a Jewish Rabbi would personally tutor a Gentile?

According to Wikipedia “In 1930, he [Charles Feinberg] converted from Judaism to Christianity through the ministry of Chosen People Ministries.”

According to the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (Feinberg was a charter member of the ETS), “Charles Lee Feinberg was born on June 12, 1909…  He was reared in an orthodox Jewish home and prepared for the rabbinate for fourteen years prior to his conversion to Christ in the fall of 1930.”(3)

The curriculum for being a Rabbi involves studying the Talmud, the textbook of all rabbi’s and the basis of Judaism.  The Talmud is extremely anti-christian and greatly slanders the Lord Jesus Christ.  Dr. Feinberg studied the Babylonian Talmud and cited it in his writings.

Though John Macarthur refers to his spiritual mentor, Rabbi Feinberg, as a “Jewish Christian,” (4) Rabbi Feinberg’s son, Dr. John Feinberg, referred to his father posthumously as “an orthodox Jew” (5).

Of interest, according to the Lockman Foundation website, Dr. Feinberg was an original translator of the corrupt bible version, the NASB, the version from which John Macarthur currently preaches. Click here to read more about this corrupt bible version and the false Greek text from which it was translated.

There is also evidence that Rabbi Feinberg was a Calvinist.  “…or the treasury of notes in the New Scofield Bible written by an elite group of Bible scholars which included Charles Feinberg, who incidently, was a Calvinist.”  To those who have studied the truth about John Calvin, a crypto Jew, and the Protestant Reformation, it wouldn’t come as a surprise to learn that an orthodox Jewish rabbi was a Calvinist.  Click here to read a most enlightening article regarding evil Calvin, Calvinism, and the Rosicrucian roots of the Protestant Reformation.

Christian researchers have found definite connections to Freemasonry at the highest levels of the leadership of the Reformed movement (located in Edinburgh, Scotland).  Interestingly, the motto for FIRE (Fellowship of Independent Reformed Evangelicals), which includes Phil Johnson, the Executive Director of John Macarthur’s Grace To You, as a member, is nearly identical to the motto of Phoenix Freemasonry. (See John Macarthur’s Ecumenical Roots)

The following references the curriculum for Master of Divinity in Messianic Jewish Studies at the Charles Feinberg Center in partnership with Talbot School of Theology. The Feinberg program is approved by the Rockefeller-funded Assoc. of Theological Schools which is the accrediting institution of Talbot School of Theology. 

Where do Messianic Jewish Rabbi’s get their training? 

Do they attend a Yeshiva University or Bible College? I’d be interested in hearing the answers.

Best Answer

I’m a Messianic Jew and know a good amount about Messianic training. Unfortunately only some of the avenues of education can be presented here. There are many more.

In-depth education from an accredited University is required to become a Messianic Rabbi. They need as much education as a Conservative or Reform Rabbi does. Here’s some facts about their education.


Here are just some of the courses offered in Colleges having Messianic courses. These would be for those interested in a degree or Smichah program:

Pastoral Holistic Ministry, Pastoral Holistic Counseling, Theology/Religious Studies, All Messianic Missionaries and Rabbis know about Hebrew Synagogue forms of worship and liturgy, Shabbat observance and laws, Holy Day observance and laws, Extra biblical observances, Kosher laws, Life cycle events, Talmudic study, Zohar, Midrash Rabbah, Lawful forms of rabbinic interpretation of Scriptures, Rabbinic teaching methods.

Most importantly, Messianic rabbis must know about Oral Law and how it should be used in the messianic community. Here are some very accomplished and recognized Messianic Leaders. I’ll let their education speak for itself – each one has a short bio:

MESSIANIC JEWS – What education is required to be a MESSIANIC RABBI?

Here’s the criteria for one being ordained a Messianic Rabbi, as stated by one particular synagogue:

“The calling of a person to the Rabbinate is a serious and humbling experience. No one should enter into this calling lightly, or for selfish gain. Do to the preponderance proliferation of many self proclaimed “rabbis,” it is important that a firm definition and qualifications be established.

The Union of Conservative Messianic Jewish Synagogues does not agree with the popularly practiced procedure of a Christian Pastor becoming a Messianic Rabbi with no formal training or Jewish Heritage.

Would established mainline Churches would accept a Rabbi without any formal training on Christian Theology? Not Likely! Then why should Jewish Synagogues, Messianic, Reformed, Conservative, or Orthodox accept someone not properly trained.


  • Jewish by birth or conversion
  • Have lived a predominately Jewish Lifestyle for a minimum of 3 years (preferably more, this includes secular Jews who have been away from the community)
  • Full identification as a Jew
  • Formal Yeshiva Training which must include: Torah, Talmud, Shulkan Aruch, Jewish History, Jewish Thought, and Jewish Lifestyle / see Shulkan Aruch below
  • For UCMJS rabbis, formal acceptance of UCMJS Halacha


The Charles L. Feinberg Center is an accredited Master of Divinity program in Messianic Jewish Studies. The program is designed to train those with a call to full-time Jewish ministry as Messianic congregational leaders, outreach workers or educators.

These unique training needs are the focus of a program emphasizing biblical languages, Hebrew and Greek exegesis, and the understanding of rabbinic texts. Essential matters of theology and practice are treated through intensive study of Jewish law, religion, culture, sociology and history.

Students are encouraged to explore this rich heritage, and to develop effective methods to reach and serve today’s Jewish community. Practical areas of Jewish ministry are addressed through courses in apologetics, Jewish-Christian relations, pastoral care and counseling.

The Master of Divinity program is a professional degree designed to be completed in three years of full-time graduate study. 


  • Tuition scholarships and financial aid
  • Graduate classes in Messianic studies
  • A summer program offered in Los Angeles and offer full-time studies offered in New York City
  • Messianic Jewish studies integrated throughout the curriculum
  • Specialized library of over 10,000 works in Manhattan for Messianic Jewish studies and an extensive research library on the Southern California campus.
  • Practical field training through mentoring and internships
  • Professors with academic and Jewish ministry experience
  • Opportunities to attend lectures and cultural events, and take classes at Jewish institutions in Southern California and New York 


Talbot School of Theology, a graduate institution of Biola University, is partnering with Chosen People Ministries to provide this Master of Divinity program in Messianic Jewish Studies.


  • To receive a quality Messianic Jewish education
  • To prepare for professional Messianic Jewish ministry
  • To have your Messianic ministry certified and recognized
  • To secure a Messianic Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master or Doctoral degree


Was formed to serve the unique need of those who feel especially called to Messianic studies and leadership, but cannot attend on-site classes.

MBI Yeshiva is both a Bible Institute and a Yeshiva. 

“MBI allows for Messianic Jewish Simcha (“conversion to Judaism”) to those who feel they are called to this action.  MBI does not require nor expect Messianic non-Jews to receive Simcha.”

How many Talbot School of Theology seminarians feel led to convert to Judaism as they read the Talmud, Shulchan Aruch and other rabbinic writings in this Messianic Jewish Yeshiva?

 Shulchan Aruch

“The Shulchan Aruch (Hebrew: שׁוּלחָן עָרוּך‎ [ʃulˈħan ʕaˈʁuχ], literally: “Set Table”)[1] also known as the Code of Jewish Law, is the most authoritative legal code of Judaism. It was authored in Safed, Ottoman Eyalet of Damascus, by Yosef Karo in 1563 and published in Venice two years later.[2] Together with its commentaries, it is the most widely accepted compilation of Jewish law ever written.

The halachic rulings in the Shulchan Aruch generally follow Sephardic law and customs…”

The Shulchan Aruch, the Code of Jewish Law, studied by Rabbinical students in the Yeshivas and Messianic Jewish schools such as the Feinberg Center, where students are “encouraged to explore the ‘rich heritage'” of rabbinic texts and Jewish law and take courses at Jewish institutions. The Shulchan Aruch was authored by Yosef Karo, a Kabbalist, which is often quoted in his works:

“Isserles, like Yosef Karo in the Shulchan Aruch, often quotes Kabbalistic sources and opinions in his various works, and writes of his great joy upon finding that his ruling concurred with what he later found written in the “words of the Zohar which were given at Sinai…”.

Moses Isserles

The Kabbalah is sephardic. The Talmud is Ashkenazi.”

Lurianic Kabbalah

“An important body of customs grew up in the Kabbalistic circle of Isaac Luria and his followers in Safed, and many of these have spread to communities throughout the Sephardi world:…”


A Facilitator-Led Church Group is the Gate to Hell

A Letter of Warning to Kurt Gebhards’ Hickory Harvest Church, the Harvest Bible Chapel Affiliate in North Carolina: “A Church of Life Groups
Dear Hickory Harvest Church Attendee,
I’m a fellow Christian that has an interest in your church’s recent transition to the Harvest Bible Chapel model.  If you’d be kind enough to indulge me, then I’d like to pose some questions to you regarding your church transition:  Have you felt that something isn’t quite right regarding your transition to the Harvest Bible Chapel ministry model?  Do you get the feeling that something is wrong with this transition biblically, but you can’t quite put your finger on it?  Do you feel that you are now being slowly led astray from God’s biblical will?  Do you get the feeling that somehow your church is being used to further an unbiblical agenda (an agenda for which you are footing the bill)?  Have you felt that your new pastor may be hiding something?  Have you felt that if there was a way to go back and NOT vote to move forward with the Harvest transition you would?  If you answered in the affirmative, then please allow me to try to clarify for you what is now happening to your church since the Harvest Bible Chapel takeover.  I’ll try make it brief and to the point and rather than copy and paste, I’ll place several links where you can read more if you so desire.
“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. 1 John 4:1
“For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.”  II Corinthians 11:13-15
“And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage.” Galatians 2:4
“For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.” Acts 20:29-30
As you know, your church is now being conformed to the Harvest Bible Fellowship organizational model.  The basis of this organizational model are facilitator-led groups.  At Harvest Bible Fellowship affiliate churches these facilitator-led groups are called “Life Groups.”  Because your church’s new leadership has recently “launched” Life Groups and because their importance has been stressed, I’d like to spend time explaining what these groups are in order that you’ll understand that Christians should never participate in them and that they have no place in the church of Jesus Christ.
As you know, all church attendees are being strongly encouraged, if not required, to participate in Life Groups.  All Life Groups have a leader who functions as a facilitator as well as an apprentice leader who will one day leave to start his own Life Group once he has learned group facilitation skills.
All Life Group participants will be held “accountable” to their Life Group leader who will be accountable to Flock Leaders who will be accountable to the church pastors who will be accountable to the church elders and so forth up the line.  In this manner, all Life Group participants will be watched and monitored and can be controlled from the top.  Five hundred members of a traditional church can’t be controlled, but those 500 members can easily be controlled if placed into 50 facilitator-led groups which are overseen by a hierarchy of leaders.  “Accountability” is a word that will be frequently used by your new church leaders.  But they aren’t referring to your accountability to God.  Participation in “Life Groups” will shift your accountability from God to your group leader, group vision, and church leadership.
As stated, all “Life Group” leaders function as group facilitators.  A facilitator is a term used in communist mind control.  A facilitator is also known as a change agent.  One researcher has stated that the actual socio-psychological name for a facilitator is a heresiarch (one who practices heresy).  A group facilitator is often called a group “leader” who acquires group facilitation skills through “leadership training” or “leadership development.”
A facilitator is not a traditional bible teacher.  He won’t preach and teach God’s word.  Instead, he will facilitate a dialogue to group consensus (what all in the group can agree upon and feel good about) through the use of questioning.  This is also called critical thinking (questioning authority).  The model social psychologists used to determine how a group facilitator should function was Satan.  They studied how Satan was able to get Eve to disobey God in the garden by questioning authority (“Hath God said?”) and through dialogue.
A facilitator-led group is also called a Soviet and a Marxist dialectic session.  It is also sometimes called an “accountability group,” “consensus group,” and an “encounter group.”  These groups were developed by social-psychologists (all of whom were Marxists).  The dynamics of these groups were refined in social laboratories in the US called the National Training Labs which are Marxist incubators (they still exist today).
The facilitator-led group employs a “dialectic process.”  The dialectic process is designed to synthesize opposites (thesis-antithesis, believer-unbeliever) through dialogue.  This process was developed by Hegel, who was a Kabbalist.  The purpose of this group process is to change and transform (brainwash) the minds of all the group participants AWAY from faith in and obedience to authority (God) and toward a socialist religion based on human relationships (humanism).
Facilitation means to make change easy and a facilitator is called a change agent because his job is to change the way people think from obedience to God and higher authority to a way of thinking that compromises God for group goals and human relationship building.  Change agents refer to changing THE WAY people think as a “paradigm shift.”   Organizations that employ facilitator-led groups will make frequent references to change and transformation.  It’s important to know that facilitators and change agents in the church are always Satan’s agents; for God said, “For I am the Lord, I change not” and “My son, fear thou the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change. For their calamity shall rise suddenly; and who knoweth the ruin of them both?” Prov. 24:21-2
Facilitator-led groups are the basis for the “Church Growth” movement.  Rick Warren’s Purpose Driven Church is part of this movement.  The purpose of the church growth movement is to transform Christians and churches from service to God to service to the community (to affect social change in the community).  Social psychologists want to make “community” the primary unit of society above the family unit which must be destroyed. This is why church facilitators make statements like “walk with Christ in community.”  To learn more about the church growth movement click here.
Because all at Hickory Harvest will be required to participate in these groups, scroll down the article linked above to “Church Transformation and the Dialectic Process” and “Facilitators, Small Groups and Brainwashing” in order to learn more about these groups and how they function and to fully understand that all who participate in these groups will lose their faith in God.
It should be noted as well that Facilitator-led groups have their origin in the occult Kabbalah.  Few realize that participation in a facilitator-led group invokes a demon that will place the group participants in bondage.  Read “How Small Church Groups Invoke Demons.”
Because small group participants are required to confess their sins regularly to each other (which is unbiblical) and to be “transparent” and “authentic,” the church leaders will be aware of the most intimate details of your life; they will also know who are resisting the “process” and who are threats to their control.  Confessing sins and revealing intimate secrets to your “Life Group” can also potentially open the group participant to blackmail.
“Sins, as defined by the group, are to be confessed either to a personal monitor or publicly to the group. There is no confidentiality; members’ “sins,” “attitudes,” and “faults” are discussed and exploited by the leaders. Even if not obviously promoted by the group, information is collected (usually automatically without set guidelines for collection) and fed to leadership. Shameful past events may then be exploited to manipulate individual compliance or as evidence for disciplinary actions. This information is also exploited by members who leave the group.”
Harvest Bible Chapel and their affiliate churches are all apostate churches on board with the satanic church growth agenda.  I think it’s fair to say that your church couldn’t have fallen prey to this satanic takeover had it not already been on a long slide into apostasy.  For example, I am aware that one man in your church leadership, Scott Jablonski, was fully dedicated to Rick Warren’s Purpose Driven agenda even before your transition to a Harvest affiliate.
The reason why I’m aware of and interested in your church is because I have followed Kurt Gebhards from his time at John Macarthur’s Grace Community Church.  Kurt Gebhards is a wolf in sheep’s clothing.  While at Grace Church, he was the pastor of a singles ministry called The Foundry.  This ministry was based on Rick Warren’s Purpose Driven model (though Gebhards and the Grace Church leadership will deny this).  The “Life Groups” at The Foundry were called “Core Groups.”  To read about The Foundry ministry click here.
Pastor John Coleman and Dr. Robert Klenck, a foremost Christian authority on the Purpose Driven/Church Growth movement, broadcasted publicly on their radio show, “RAM Radio Live” (Reformation Apologetics Minstry), four years ago, that the ministry Kurt Gebhards was pastoring at John Macarthur’s Grace Community Church was following the Purpose Driven model.  Upon viewing this ministries since deleted webpages, Dr. Klenck stated: “Not only is it [the Purpose Driven model] there [at The Foundry], but it is going at full speed.”
James Sundquist, author of “Who’s Driving The Purpose Driven Church,” has also confirmed the presence of the Purpose Driven Church model at Kurt Gebhards’ The Foundry.  Upon viewing the same webpages, Mr. Sundquist stated: “I do see many transformation philosophies that echo Rick Warren or hybrid it…PD [Purpose Driven] movement has infiltrated Grace Church under a different name or disguise…[ie., brought in through stealth].”

Kurt Gebhards admits in his online resume that he was asked to enter ministries at John Macarthur’s Grace Church as a vision casting “agent of change.”  A change agent in the church is a facilitator and is always an agent for Satan.  Church facilitators will engage in “vision casting.”  They will encourage their congregation to “catch their vision.”  Vision casting is unbiblical and anyone who casts or catches a vision is tapping into the demonic realm.   You can read where Kurt Gebhards admits to being a vision casting “agent of change” on page 4 under “ministry passions” here.
To read the entire article about Kurt Gebhards, the change agent, then please go here.
If you’d like to hear audios about John Macarthur’s Purpose Driven ministries and the fact that he can’t recall his conversion to Christ, then click here.
The director of operations at Harvest Bible Fellowship and your new church elder is Mr. Bill Molinari.  Mr. Molinari is also a wolf in sheep’s clothing who is on board with the satanic church growth movement. Mr. Molinari is the chairman of the board of Leadership Resources International (LRI) as well as being a board member of John Macarthur’s international ministry which is a “church growth” org that partners with foreign governments.  Churches partnering with governments is in keeping with the communitarian agenda.  To read more about your new church elder, Mr. Bill  Molinari, and LRI scroll down to the section on Bill Molinari here.
By the way, it may be of interest that Kurt Gebhards and Bill Molinari both have backgrounds in finance.  Kurt Gebhards graduated from Liberty University with a degree in Economics and Bill Molinari was the President of a large mutual fund company (Van Kampen funds) for 21 years.
The presence of the facilitator-led group organizational model can be known not only by its structure, but by its particular buzzwords.  I have listened to Craig Steiner’s 4 part “Small Group Leadership Training” series on your church’s resources page.  Mr. Steiner is a trained facilitator.  Please allow me to repeat some of Mr. Steiner’s quotes from his talks to your church members that are indicative of this satanic infiltration and that should give you notice that something is very wrong (unbiblical) with what he is teaching. (I will place Mr. Steiner’s words in quotations and in red and my comments in parentheses.)
From Part 1: Mr. Steiner said, “cast a vision for healthy small groups” (This quote is taken directly from Rick Warren’s Purpose Driven model.  Vision Casting is from Marxism and taps into the occult.  In “church growth,” a “healthy” church is a church in which there are no Christians who obey God.  In a “healthy church,” all will have been transformed to compromise God for the group goals and the group vision.);  “walking with Christ in community” (Christians are not to be holy and set apart, but are to be synthesized into community. To gain respect in the eyes of the community is to compromise God.);  “walking with Christ implies change”  “small groups are discussion-based learning—not someone lecturing the whole group” (The small group leader doesn’t teach in a didactic manner which is biblical, but rather in a dialectic manner.  God’s word is to be preached and teached—not dialogued to consensus.  A traditional bible study is scripturally-based and not discussion-based.);  “fellowship in the biblical sense is a deep community”  “building relationships” (Facilitators emphasize the building of human relationships because they want you to be bonded to the group through peer pressure where the fear of man will override your fear of God causing you to compromise God.)
From Part 2: “ …in addition to the small group facilitator” (Mr. Steiner is admitting at 41:50 that the Life Group leaders are facilitators);  “a small group leader is one who facilitates a discussion in a meaningful direction through the use of questions” (This is an unbiblical dialectic method—it’s based on the method Satan used to get Eve to disobey God in the garden.) “small group leaders shouldn’t lecture people”  (The facilitator won’t teach or preach from the bible. Group dialogue must be facilitated if everyone is to freely experience group life [communism] and group think [socialism]);  “Jesus was a master of asking questions—wasn’t He?”  (Steiner is equating Jesus, the master teacher, with Satan, the master facilitator.  Jesus never questioned God’s authority and He never asked anyone what they thought or felt about God’s word, nor did He dialogue God’s word.  He preached and teached.);  “A key to leading dynamic discussion is to ask good questions” (The facilitator does this to find out your position and to see how you think so that you can be manipulated. Whoever decides what questions to be asked controls the answers as well.);  Steiner wants the facilitator to ask the group member questions like, “What do you think the text means?” so that “everyone has had an opportunity to offer what they think”  (These kinds of questions, which have no place in a bible study, cause the group members to open up and share so that the facilitator can dialogue all opinions to a pre-determined consensus. ); Mr. Steiner says that the facilitator should be asking “open-ended questions.” (In the dialectic process, the facilitator asks open-ended questions [what, how and why] and not closed questions [requiring a yes or no answer] in order to bypass the absolutes of God’s word.) “It is not about what people have learned, but about who people are becoming” (The facilitator doesn’t want to inculcate knowledge “traditional teaching”, but wants to change your behavior and way of thinking in conformity to group goals);  “Be known as a church of authentic people” and “I’d like to know the real you” (Steiner wants people who are willing to reveal their inner most thoughts and feelings to the group so that they can be better manipulated);  “We are all interconnected and part of the body” (A basis of church growth is called General Systems Theory.  It is similar to Eastern philosophy.  It states that people only have value as part of an organization—as a cog in a machine.)
From Part 3: “Opening up to each other involves informing others of your needs” (reveal your “felt needs” so that you can be manipulated);  “We need to be doing life on life” (Where does God command this?);  Steiner encourages you to observe your fellow group member and to say, “I’ve noticed that you don’t spend enough time with your wife and kids”  (A father has God-given authority to rule his family.  No man has the right to question that authority.  The church facilitators through the group dialectic process will negate all God given authority because this authority hinders human relationship building.);  “You need to get to that transparent level where you’re sharing personal feelings and fears” (The group dialectic process often begins with ice-breaker exercises to get people thinking with feelings so that they can be changed more easily);  “People are able to be vulnerable”  Steiner and facilitators want church members making frequent prayer requests. “How can we pray for you next week” (Through Jesus Christ we can all pray directly to our Heavenly Father.  Prayer requests are a way the church leadership can shift dependence on God to dependence on the group.  Prayer requests are also a way that the leadership will know your personal business.)
From Part 4: This part contains an amazingly candid admission from Steiner: “Our men’s and women’s and student ministry is a TRICK to get them into small groups” (So he is admitting that these ministries aren’t for the purpose of serving Jesus Christ.  In fact, the entire agenda at Harvest Bible Fellowship is a satanic trick);  “the purpose of small groups is to make disciples”  (“to make disciples” means to transform group members so that they can become change agent-facilitators who will form their own groups);  “experience the level of community you’ve experienced”  “great way to cast that vision” (A man made vision [what can be] is antithetical to God’s word [what is]);  “So the DNA is throughout everything” (These facilitator-run churches replicate like cells that all have the same DNA.  It is Satan’s DNA.)
Kurt Gebhards is also a change agent-facilitator.  The following quotes in red are from his recent sermons regarding the urgent need to usher the Hickory Harvest congregation into “Life Groups”:
From Life Groups 1 “The Next Big Thing”: Gebhards said, “I don’t want to sell you anything you are not in the market for” (Are you in the market to be brainwashed and to lose your eternal soul? The buyer here had better beware.);  “Life Groups is not one of our ministries at Hickory Harvest.  Life Groups IS our ministry at Hickory Harvest.  We ARE a church of Life Groups.” (Hickory Harvest is being conformed to a “cell church” model.  This model is not unlike a militia structure.);  “Our life groups will be life changing agents” (Gebhards is telling the truth here.  Life Groups will change the way the group members think–from an obedience to God way of thinking to a human relationship building way of thinking.);  Gebhards says that he has served in past ministries where hundreds of Christians “have had lives radically altered by the dynamics of Life Groups”  “You need to open up and be vulnerable to others.”  “I don’t get a bonus in Heaven for being in a Life Group”  (How true!  Your Life Group is the gate to Hell.)
From Life Groups 2 “Our Hospital for Life”: “Our heartbeat is that we would all participate in Life Groups.” (All must participate in this change program.  No child left behind.  Even your children will be required to be in a group);  “Life Groups are intended to be a hospital that facilitates healing and life…” (They lead to eternal death.);  “God’s word is to change us” (Facilitators seldom mention that God’s word judges and divides);  “The word of God is the most life-transforming dynamic in this universe” (I’ve noticed that Gebhards often uses the word “dynamic.”  Facilitators often use this word because it means change.);  “Be a doer of the word of God, so be in a Life Group” (Being a doer of God’s word means to STAND ALONE for Jesus Christ.)
From Life Groups 3 “Our Home of Love”: “We are a church of Life Groups”  “These are not your father’s small groups” (Gebhards is saying that Life Groups aren’t a traditional bible study with a leader that preached and teached God’s word [didactic teaching].  Life groups are dialectic, mind changing sessions.);  “Life Groups are a life changing environment” (Facilitator-led groups were developed to an extent by Kurt Lewin who headed the National Training Labs.  Lewin understood that it’s easier to change people’s way of thinking and behavior [to brainwash] in a group setting than to change them individually [like on Freud’s couch]);  “Unity and community in the body of Christ”  (“Unity and community” is the slogan for worldwide socialism.  Facilitators want church member unity at the expense of facts and truth.);  “Life Groups were born to multiply”  (Get as many community members as possible into groups for mind control.  The plan is “to connect the entire planet to healthy small groups.”);  “All living things exist to reproduce” (Cancer cells also reproduce);  “We want to be invested in the 10 minute strategy” (Be social and bring others into the groups.  Do you want to stop socialism in the church?  Become anti-social by adhering to God’s word in all things without compromise.)
From Life Groups 4 “Our Sanctuary in Holiness”: “Lives being changed for the glory of God” (Facilitators are changing the way you think.  One day the loyalty of the group to its leader will be transferred to the Anti-Christ);  “Recognize your spiritual vulnerability” “Open your heart” “Share and open up with the body” (So your feelings can be heard and dialogued to consensus—so that you can be manipulated.);  “Step out in risk”  (The dialectical process requires a “risk free” and “non hostile” environment where everyone can feel free enough to confess their own beliefs and values within the group setting without fear of reprisal.);  “Obey the command to confess sin to one another”  “In Life Groups you’ll be expected to confess your sin”  “Open your heart and confess your sins to each other regularly just as scripture commands you to do” “Come every week to confess your sin” (Does God command Christians to regularly confess sins to one another?  Absolutely not!  Scripture is to be compared with scripture.  In James 5:16, Christians are told to “confess your faults one to another…”  The modern corrupt bible versions (NASB, NIV) translate this to “confess your sins one to another.”  Confessing sin to each other is to be done rarely and only when the need arises.  As Christians we are to confess our sins regularly to God and to ask for His forgiveness.  Facilitators want you to confess regularly to men because confession is an important component in mind control.  Confession is also utilized by the Catholic Church for the same purpose.  Facilitators know that TO WHOM YOU CONFESS IS TO WHOM YOU SUBORDINATE YOURSELF.  Yes, there are perhaps times when a Christian may have a need to confess to his brother, but facilitators want you confessing regularly in order that you subordinate yourselves to the Life Group and not to God.);  “Talk about deepest hurts with the Flock Leader”  (Besides being unbiblical [for we are commanded to deny ourselves], will your deepest hurts be kept in confidence?)
From Life Groups 5 “Our Greenhouse of Growth”: “We are going to be an equipping church”  “We are called as leaders to equip you”  (“Equipping” comes from Rick Warren’s PEACE plan.  The “E” stands for “equip leaders.”  It means to train them in facilitation skills.);  “God expects every Christian to be discipling and mentoring others”  (Really? Chapter? Verse?  Facilitators want to reproduce change agents who will engage others in a facilitated dialogue.);  “money back guarantee associated with Life Groups–if you don’t change we’ll give you your money back”  “Join a Life Group—not to be left to the immaturity of a solitary Christian”  (Church change agents like Rick Warren are constantly emphasizing that “there are no lone saints.”  This is because a lone saint who holds to God’s word without compromise and independent of others is a hindrance to and is blocking to a facilitated unity and community [Satan’s communitarian one-world agenda].  John the Baptist was a lone saint.  Several of the apostles died alone in their service to Christ.  The true agenda of Christianity is to stand alone for Jesus Christ.  If by God’s grace you can find a few like-minded Christian friends, then that is a blessing.  But we aren’t called to assemble in an apostate church of facilitator-led groups.  We are all solitary Christians.  THERE WILL BE NO GROUP GRADE ON JUDGMENT DAY.
Kurt Gebhards is no true Christian and the language he employs in these talks is not from Holy Scripture.  It is the language of social change, transformation, and revolution.  It is the same language employed by social-psychologists, Marxists, socialists, and Communitarians the world over.  His words aren’t the Word of God that leads to life, but the words of Satan and his change agents and facilitators that leads to eternal death.  Kurt Gebhards and the Hickory Harvest leadership want you in Life Groups.  Life Groups are the gate to Hell and will be “Eternal Death Groups” for all who participate in them.
I pray that the true Christians at Hickory Harvest wake up; for a dialectical trap (Life Groups) has been set for you: a trap laid by Satan’s facilitators and change agents (the pastors and elders at Hickory Harvest) and concealed with Christian terminology.  Let this be a word of warning to those who may be seduced into this trap and a word of rescue for those who have already fallen into this trap.
If you know someone else at Hickory Harvest who would find this letter of interest, please feel free to forward this as I probably did miss quite a few of your attendees.
“Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.” 1 Thess. 5:21
“But he that is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.” 1 Cor 2:15
“And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.”  Ephesians 5:11-12
For Jesus Christ and His Church,
Bob Johnson
I have exchanged emails with Jon Krick, the Associate Pastor at Hickory Harvest Church regarding the Hickory Harvest Life Groups.  Pastor Krick has told me falsely that the Hickory Harvest “Life Groups” are not facilitator-led groups.
John Macarthur wrote a letter (see page 8) recommending Kurt Gebhards to Hickory Church.  I’ve been told that John Macarthur is “good friends” with James MacDonald and that he attends James Macdonald’s “Straight Up Conference“. Another friend of John Macarthur, Al Mohler, has also attended James MacDonald’s Straight Up Conference.
The Harvest Bible Fellowship Training Center trains seminary graduates to “launch” a “healthy church plant” based on the Harvest “Church of Life Groups” model.  Who is currently attending this 8 month long training program?  I’m told that attendance includes recent graduates from John Macarthur’s The Master’s Seminary (TMS)!  Upon conclusion of this training, these TMS graduates will be obligated to plant “churches of facilitator-led groups.”  Click here to read “John Macarthur and The Master’s Seminary Graduates Support James MacDonald’s Network of Facilitator-led Churches.”      

Unholy Alliance: John Macarthur’s The Master’s College Long-Term Partnership with the American Enterprise Institute

A Very Unholy Alliance: John Macarthur’s The Master’s College Sponsors a Joint Forum and Enters a Long-Term Partnership with the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research

The intent of this article is to prove John Macarthur is allied with organizations dedicated to building Satan’s New World Order (see John Macarthur’s Transformational, Church Growth, Purpose-Driven Church).  This article could be very lengthy if I chose to research and detail fully the agenda of the American Enterprise Institute, the Brookings Institute, and Laissez-faire economics–so I won’t.

The Forum
On November 10, 2010, The Master’s College sponsored and co-hosted a forum with the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI). Acording to The Masters College website, “The Master’s College joined with the respected American Enterprise Institute (AEI) from Washington, D.C. to co-host its first joint forum. The event featured a discussion with Dr. Arthur Brooks, president of AEI, and Dr. John MacArthur, president of The Master’s College. The event was moderated by Jack Cox, Vice President of Advancement. This event is part of a new initiative focusing on Biblical values and economics.”

Featured Speakers at The Master’s College-AIE Forum

Dr. John Macarthur: Troubling facts about John Macarthur include the following: His church’s principal source of funding, The Believers Foundation, is funded and directed by Lorena Jaeb, who was and may still be a Governor of the Council for National Policy, which is considered to be a Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) front org.  John Macarthur’s operations, including The Master’s College, receive approximately $2,000,000 annually from The Believers Foundation.
“According to Dr. Quigley, the Council on Foreign Relations is one of several front organizations set up by the network’s inner circle to advance its schemes. The ultimate goal: a New World Order.” (David Rockefeller is the Honorary Chairman of the CFR.) (Source)
Dr. Arthur Brooks: According to his Wikipedia bio, Brooks, in addition to being the President of AEI, is a Roman Catholic who “[pursued] a doctorate at the Frederick S. Pardee RAND Graduate School, a public policy program located at the RAND Corporation, where he was also a doctoral fellow. After receiving his PhD in policy analysis in 1998, Brooks continued to be affiliated with RAND.”  Click here to see that Dr Arthur Brooks has also been invited to speak at The Council for National Policy.
Dr. Brooks also promotes Mormonism.  Speaking at BYU on February 24, 2009, Dr. Brooks promoted Mormonism and quoted from the Book of Mormon.  Click here to the video link on the BYU website to view Dr. Brooks’ BYU speech.
Jack Cox: Master’s College Vice President of Advancement; founded The Communications Institute in 2003 as he presently serves as the Institute’s President and Chief Executive Officer.  Board members of the Communications Institute include:
Joseph P. Kalt
Professor of International Political Economy
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Harvard University
Ford Foundation 
Michael D. Rich
Executive Vice President
RAND Corporation

According to Jack Cox’s bio on the Communications Institute’s website:
“Mr. Cox founded and served for 27 years as President/CEO and founder of the Foundation for American Communications (FACS), an international nonprofit institution…The foundation’s educational programs…were funded by such diverse organizations as the Ford FoundationRockfeller FoundationKellogg Foundation, the New York TimesLos Angeles Times, NBC, CNN, ABC, and nearly every major newspaper group in the United States…Graduates of FACS programs went on to serve as White House Correspondents and anchors for network television news.”

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research

The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research is a private, not-for-profit institution dedicated to research and education on issues of governance, international relations, economics, and social welfare. (About AEI)

Oddly enough, but not for those who understand how the dialectic process is employed in order to synthesize opposing positions into a new or “third way“, the “right wing” American Enterprise Institute (AEI) is allied with the “left wing,” Brookings Institution.  This “joint venture” is called “The American Enterprise Institute-Brookings Joint Center for Regulatory Studies.” “This joint venture between the American Enterprise Institute and the Brookings Institution is dedicated to studying federal regulatory policy.” (Source)
The Brookings Institute

Since John Macarthur’s college is co-hosting a joint forum with AEI which is allied with the Brookings Institute, let’s take a brief glance at Brookings.
“The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, D.C…Brookings conducts research and education in the social sciences, primarily in economics, metropolitan policy, governance, foreign policy, and global economy and development.”
In 1952, Robert Calkins succeeded Moulton as president of the Brookings Institution. He secured grants from the Rockefeller Foundation and the Ford Foundation that put the Institution on a strong financial basis
Policy Influence: Brookings traces its history back to 1916 and has contributed to the creation of the United Nations…”  “Along with the American Enterprise Institute and The Heritage Foundation, Brookings is generally considered one of the three most influential policy institutes in the U.S.”
In 1977, Time Magazine described it as the “nation’s pre-eminent liberal think tank.” (Brookings Institution)
The Brookings Institution and other foundations originated the monetary programs implemented by the Federal Reserve System to destroy the American farmer, a replay of the Soviet tragedy in Russia, with one proviso that the farmer will be allowed to survive if he becomes a slave worker of the giant trusts.  (Source)
Brookings Institution Dedicates its work to what it calls a “national agenda.” Wrote President Hoover’s program, President Roosevelt’s “New Deal”, the Kennedy Administration’s “New Frontiers” program (deviation from it may have cost John F. Kennedy his life), and President Johnson’s “Great Society.” Brookings has been telling the United States Government how to conduct its affairs for the past 70 years and is still doing so. (Source)

The RAND Corporation

Since Dr. Arthur Brooks, the President of AEI, is closely affiliated with the RAND Corporation, and since a board member of Jack Cox’s Communications Institute is an Executive Vice President of the RAND Corporation, let’s read an excerpt about RAND from “Tavistock: The Best Kept Secret in America.”
“Without a doubt, RAND is THE think tank most beholden to Tavistock Institute and certainly the RIIA’s [The Royal Institute for International Affairs transmits orders to the CFR] most prestigious vehicle for control of United States policies at every level. Specific RAND policies that became operative include our ICBM program, prime analyses for U.S. foreign policy making, instigator of space programs, U.S. nuclear policies, corporate analyses, hundreds of projects for the military, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in relation to the use of mind altering drugs like peyote, LSD (the covert MK-ULTRA operation which lasted for 20 years).”
[Editor, Watch Unto Prayer note: The founder of the Rand Corporation, Herman Kahn, also founded the Hudson Institute in 1961. In Educating for the New World Order, B.K. Eakman tells of a training manual for “change agents” developed for the U.S. government by Rand Corporation: “. . . a how-to manual with a 1971 U.S. Office of Education contract number on it entitled ‘Training for Change Agents‘; seven volumes of ‘change agent studies‘ commissioned by the U.S. Office of Education to the Rand Corporation in 1973-74; scores of other papers submitted by behaviorist researchers who had obtained grants from the U.S. Office of Education for the purpose of exploring ways to ‘freeze’ and ‘unfreeze’ values, ‘to implement change,’ and to turn potentially hostile groups and committees into acquiescent, rubber-stamp bodies by means of such strategies as the ‘Delphi Technique.'” (p. 118)]
Some of RAND’s clients include:
American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T)
Chase Manhattan Bank
International Business Machines (IBM)
National Science Foundation
Republican Party
U.S. Air Force
U.S. Department of Health
U.S. Department of Energy
There are literally THOUSANDS of highly important companies, government institutions and organizations that make use of RANDS’s services. To list them all would be impossible. Among RAND’s specialities is a study group that predicts the timing and the direction of a thermonuclear war, plus working out the many scenarios based upon its findings. RAND was once accused of being commissioned by the USSR to work out terms of surrender of the United States Government, an accusation that went all the way to the United States Senate, where it was taken up by Senator Symington and subsequently fell victim to scorn poured out by the establishment press. BRAINWASHING remains the primary function of RAND.”
Commentary Regarding The Masters College-American Enterprise Institute Forum 

In an article published on John Macarthur’s The Master’s College website [This webpage has been deleted–to view this article click here] from the Master’s News Service entitled, “Meeting America’s Economic Challenges: Christianity, Values and Public Policy” and under the subtitle, “The Master’s College: Forging a New Approach“: “Dr. Mark Tatlock, The Master’s College Provost and Senior Vice President, saw the forum as important step for the college…”
“The Master’s College in Santa Clarita, California teamed up to present the academic forum with a nationally renowned think tank, The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) based in Washington, D.C.”
According to Jack Cox, “He believes the forum represents an important step in the growth of The Master’s College as a voice of biblical reason on the events shaping the nation and the world.”
“This first-ever joint forum is part of a new Master’s College initiative on biblical values and the economy.”
“Forum attendees included members of the state legislature, judges, representatives from the County of Los Angeles as well as church and business leaders. They concluded the forum by asking questions on such issues such as…reformation of the U.S. court system [to Talmudic Law?]” [Peter Drucker’s communitarian system, i.e. New World Order, demands the merger of the 3 sectors of society: government, business, and social (the churches).  We can see this merger on display during this forum at Macarthur’s “Christian” college. (see What is the Church Growth Movement?)]
“Cox said the college is already planning more efforts to bring biblical truth to bear on the issues of our time, in part through the development of the Master’s Institute on Public Issues. The school is looking at the next series of initiatives, which the college hopes to announce in the coming months that will serve both our students and society.”
Note: 11/20/13–The Master’s College has now removed every trace of this new “Master’s Institute on Public Issues” from its website and it now only looks like there was a single forum, not a long-term partnership formed with AEI. This website and one other are the only places on the internet that mention “The Master’s Institute on Public Issues” as a permanent entity within The Master’s College. 
“Keynote speakers Dr. John MacArthur, President of The Master’s College and Brooks, President and CEO of AEI addressed the role of Christianity and a Christian worldview in shaping the future of public policy in the U.S.”
“MacArthur, who is best known for his worldwide Grace to You radio-teaching ministry, said, ‘You don’t find socialism anywhere in Scripture…God has granted us the freedom to become everything we can become. The world is packed with riches but they must be mined out. This has always been the enterprise of man.'”  Is John Macarthur correct?  Has God granted Christians the freedom to “become everything we can become” and to “mine out the world’s riches?”  To “be all you can be” is New Age “possibility thinking” from the Human Potential Movement promoted by people like Robert Schuller.  And contrary to John Macarthur’s claims, God demands that Christians “deny themselves and pick up their crosses daily.”
MacArthur said,”…the Bible supports free enterprise…”  Another name for the free enterprise economy is laissez faire economics.
[Note: “The Mont Pelerin Society was founded in 1947 in Mont Pelerin, Switzerland by Friedrich von Hayek to oppose socialism and advocate for laissez-faire capitalism and the free market, unencumbered by government regulation. Laissez faire (Fr.) means “let them do as they will”. Classical liberalism, the philosophy upon which von Hayek based the Mont Pelerin Society, does not mean ‘liberal’ in the current sense of the word, but its exact opposite; economic ‘liberalism’ refers to public sector (government) permissiveness toward the private sector (business).”  (Watch Unto Prayer)
John Macarthur’s church, along with thousands of churches in the US, is being conformed to Peter Drucker’s organizational model. (Drucker was a student of the Kabbalah).  “Regular guests of the Druckers included the economists Schumpeter, Hayek and Mises, with whom Drucker’s father had professional relations…”
“What Dr. MacArthur and Dr. Brooks articulated is a fourth approach which rests totally on Scripture. God wants us involved in society as servants [are Christians called to serve society?]. We should be involved, but based on biblical principles and not political ones.”  “The Master’s College, home to more than 1,200 undergraduate and graduate students across more than 50 majors, is poised to play an important role
According to the comments made during TMC-AEI Forum, one can conclude that John Macarthur’s The Master’s College through the development of the Master’s Institute on Public Issues is taking “an important step” and “forging a new approach” by “co-hosting forums” with AEI in order to discuss the “role of Christians” in “shaping the future of public policy in the US.”  It seems Macarthur is now training his Master’s College students to become change agent/facilitators in order to affect social change.

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) Leadership  
According to Watch Unto Prayer, “AEI is supported by NY Banks, Big Oil, CFR and CIA assets.”  Lilly Endowment has given millions to the AEI’s [American Enterprise Institute] Center for the study of Government Regulation (Eli Lilly is the manufacturer of Prozac).
Let’s now list some of the AEI leadership along with their extraordinary NWO/Satanic affiliations. You will see these AEI affiliations include the Bilderbergers, the World Bank (its former president), the Federal Reserve System (its former Governor), the CFR, the Trilateral Commission, and the UN among others.

AEI Board of Trustees (selective listing)
Bruce KovnerCFR; Chairman, Caxton Associates, LP
Richard B. CheneyCFR
Harvey Golub–Retired Chairman, American Express Company [CFR affiliate]
John A. Luke Jr.–CFR
Daniel A D’Aniello–Co-founder and Managing Director–Carlyle Group  

AEI Scholars and Fellows (selective listing) 

John R. BoltonCFR; Senior Fellow, AEI; Experience–U.S. Permanent Representative to the United NationsUnited States Mission to the United Nations, 2005-2006; Senior Vice President, AEI, 1997-2001
Alex BrillCFR
Lynn V Cheney
Nicholas EberstadtCFRConsultant, World Bank; M.Sc., London School of Economics
Kevin A. Hassett –Economist, 1992-95, Division of Research and Statistics, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Irving Kristol (1920-2009)–Senior Fellow Emeritus AEI; CFR; In July 2002, he received from President George W. Bush the Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.
Lawrence B. LindseyGovernor, Federal Reserve System, 1991-97
John H. MakinCFR; Visiting Scholar, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, 1977Fellow, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, 1968-69
Charles MurrayBilderberger; W. H. Brady Scholar; His 1994 New York Times bestseller, The Bell Curve (Free Press, 1994), was a publication advancing the theory of the intellectual inferiority of the black race.
Michael Novak–the 1994 recipient of the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion. He has been an emissary to the United Nations Human Rights Commission and to the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe; •U.S. Ambassador, United Nations Human Rights Commission in Geneva, 1981, 1982signed Evangelicals and Catholics Together Document.
Norman J. OrnsteinCFR
Perle, Richard N., Resident Fellow, AEI; Trilateral CommissionBilderberger; (go to the following link and see that Perle is a member of the Steering Committee of the Bilderberg Meetings; Perle has on occasion been accused of being an Israeli agent of influence. It has been reported that, while he was working for Jackson, “An FBI summary of a 1970 wiretap recorded Perle discussing classified information with someone at the Israeli embassy,” writes Paul Findley (They Dare To Speak Out, Chicago, Ill, Lawrence Hill Books 1989); As a member of the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based consulting firm Monitor Group, Perle was an advisor to Libyan dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi in 2006.
Marc A. Thiessen–Visiting Fellow; CFR; Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution, 2009-2010
Peter J. WallisonCFRSpecial Assistant to Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller; Counsel during Rockefeller’s Vice Presidency, 1972-76
Paul Wolfowitz–Visiting Scholar; CFRPresident, World Bank Group, 2005-2007
Alex J. Pollock–Resident Fellow; Visiting Scholar, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 1991

Note: Recently I spoke with Pastor Darrell Beddoe, a member of the board of directors of The Master’s College. I called to ask him why TMC, a supposedly Christian College, would team up with an org like AEI.  Pastor Beddoe defended the AEI as “biblical” and after I told him their leadership was affiliated with NWO orgs such as the Bilderbergers, Federal Reserve, CFR, Trilateral Commission, London School of Economics, etc., he replied, “I’ve heard these theories for years and I don’t want a discussion with you” as he hung up the phone.

Note: The logo for The Masters College is a Shield Cross, a masonic symbol.  To see masonic/occult symbols at John Macarthur’s Grace To You click here.

John Macarthur and The Master’s Seminary Graduates Support James MacDonald’s Network of Facilitator-led Churches

James MacDonald is the senior pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel in Chicago.  Their church-planting arm is Harvest Bible Fellowship.  Harvest Bible Fellowship runs a network of about 70 churches which are based on the Harvest model which is a Church Growth model that employs facilitator-led groups.  Harvest affiliate churches call these facilitator-led groups “Life Groups.” To learn about these Life Groups click here.
James MacDonald has also signed the anti-Christian Manhattan Declaration.  To see that he signed it click here. (J Macdonald has signed the Declaration and was listed on an “other signers” list, however, I can no longer find this list online)  To learn more about the Manhattan Declaration click here.
Walk in the Word is James MacDonald’s national radio ministry.  According to James MacDonald’s blog, Mark DeMoss sits on the Board of Walk in the Word and is James MacDonald’s good friend.
Who is Mark DeMoss?  Mark DeMoss is the founder and president of the DeMoss Group.  According to his website, “The DeMoss Group is the largest PR firm specializing in faith-based organizations and causes.”  The DeMoss Group’s clients and “other organizations with which they’ve worked” include: Billy Graham Evangelical Association, Campus Crusade for Christ International, Prison Fellowship/Chuck Colson (UN-NGO), Potter’s House/TD Jakes, Samaritan’s Purse/Franklin Graham, Concerned Women for America (UN-NGO), Coral Ridge Ministries, Focus on the Family (UN-NGO), Habitat for Humanity (UN-NGO), Harvest Crusades/Greg Laurie, INJOY/John Maxwell, Manhattan Declaration, National Day of Prayer, Promise Keepers, Psychological Studies Institute, Regent University, Salem Communications, Southern Baptist Convention (UN-NGO), Teen Challenge Worldwide Network, The Salvation Army (UN-NGO), Wheaton College and Willow Creek Association.
Mark DeMoss’ sister is Nancy Leigh DeMoss.  James MacDonald has committed to speak at her True Woman ’10 Conference.  Other speakers include Kay Arthur, Joni Eareckson Tada, and Jennifer Rothschild.
Mark DeMoss is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Liberty University.  Mr. DeMoss, who was an advisor to Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, considers Mormons to be on a “journey with Christ” with himself.  Click here to read more.
The director of operations of Harvest Bible Fellowship is Mr. Bill Molinari.  According to his Harvest Bible Fellowship bio., Mr. Molinari currently serves on the boards of John Macarthur’s Grace To You and The Masters Academy’s International (TMAI).  He is also an elder at the Harvest Chapel affiliate in Hickory, North Carolina which is now pastored by Kurt Gebhards, an admitted change agent and a former elder at John Macarthur’s Grace Community Church.  To learn more about Mr. Molinari scroll down the page here.
John Macarthur, who I’m told is “good friends” with James MacDonald, has attended his Straight Up Conference.  John Macarthur’s friend, Al Mohler, has also attended this conference (one can see that here).  To see John Macarthur speaking and shaking hands with James MacDonald, then scroll down the pictures here.
The Harvest Bible Fellowship Training Center trains seminary graduates to “launch” a “healthy church plant” based on the Harvest “Church of Life Groups” (church of facilitator-led groups) model.  This training lasts 8 months.  Their Training Center webpage under the heading “Curriculum” states: “The lecture model is generally avoided in favor of the Socratic method, coaching and case studies. Spirited group discussions are the norm.”  The Socratic method isn’t a biblical teaching method; it is a dialectical method.  Also from the Harvest Training Center website: “The academically inclined ‘lone wolf’ will not last long in ministry, unless he learns how to take risks and open up relationally with others.”  Preaching and teaching God’s word as the Holy Spirit leads is out; facilitating human relationships is in.  The duration of any ministry is determined by God alone.
Who is currently attending Harvest Training Center’s 8 month long training program?  I’m told that attendance includes recent graduates from John Macarthur’s The Master’s Seminary (TMS).  Upon conclusion of this training, these TMS graduates will be obligated to plant Harvest clone churches of facilitator-led groups.  To learn about the dangers of group facilitation then click here.
Jason Fevig is one of a few of John Macarthur’s TMS graduates who are already leading these Harvest affiliates.  “Prior to planting Harvest Miami in the fall of 2009, Jason completed the Harvest Training Center residency program, having earned his Master of Divinity degree from The Master’s Seminary in Los Angeles, California. While in seminary Jason and his wife, Grethel, served in Adult Ministries shepherding a small group at Grace Community Church (where John MacArthur serves as Teaching Pastor).”  Jason’s transition to the Harvest “Church of Life Groups” model must have come easily after acquiring small group facilitation skills at John Macarthur’s Grace Community Church.
James MacDonald’s Harvest Bible Fellowship has admitted that their network of ministries are a TRICK!  “Our mens and womens and student ministry is a TRICK to get them into small groups.”  To learn more about this trick read A Facilitator-led Church Group is the Gate to Hell: A Letter of Warning to Kurt Gebhards’ Hickory Harvest Church, the Harvest Bible Chapel Affiliate in North Carolina: “A Church of Life Groups”

John MacArthur and the Blood of Christ

By E. L. Bynum
The following article is being reprinted from the Plains Baptist Challenger of August, 1986. After all these years, this information about John MacArthur’s teaching, is still needed today. His teaching on the blood of Christ is dangerous, and people are still being led astray by it. There will be a follow up article on this same subject, and if there is enough demand, we shall consider putting this information in a tract or booklet. –E. L. Bynum
Macarthur Minimizes the Blood
The April 1986 edition of Faith For The Family quotes him as saying in a 1976 article entitled, “Not His Bleeding But His Dying” “It was His death that was efficacious. . not His blood. . . Christ did not bleed to death. The shedding of blood had nothing to do with bleeding. . . it simply means death. . . Nothing in His human blood saves…It is not His blood that I love. . . it is Him. It is not His bleeding that saved me, but His dying.” It is incredible to me, that a Christian minister would make such statements.
He Does Not Like Rev. 1:5 In The KJV
In “Not His Bleeding But His Dying,” MacArthur had this to say: “I may add a note on Revelation 1:5, a passage which is confusing in the King James Version. The word ‘washed’ is not correct. The Greek work is ‘delivered.’ ” With that statement, I would like to take issue. “And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood” (Rev. 1:5). What could possibly be confusing about that? He says that ”washed” is incorrect and that it should be “delivered.” Like most “great” scholars today, MacArthur suffers from the Westcott and Hort syndrome. “Washed” is in the Textus Receptus, and is so rendered by George Ricker Berry in his Interlinear Greek-English New Testament. In his invaluable footnotes, Berry reveals those responsible for trying to change the reading of this verse. The word was changed by Lachmann, 1842- 1850, Tischendorf, Eighth Edition, 1865- 1872, and Tregelles, 1857- 1872. These are three of the men that laid the groundwork for Westcott and Hort, so that they could make the alarming changes in their Revised Version. The American Standard Version, 1901, of course went along with the change, but they did put in a significant footnote. While rendering the word as “loosed,” their footnote says, “Many authorities, some ancient, read washed.”
I do not agree with the change as found in the ASV, when it reads “Unto him that loveth us, and loosed us from our sins by his blood.” Nor do I agree with the NIV as it reads, “To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood.” However, whether it is rendered “washed,” “loosed,” “freed,” or “delivered,” it is still “by” or “in” His blood that this is done. While the ASV, the NASV, and the NIV definitely weaken the verse, neither one of them will really let MacArthur off the hook. Whether washed from our sins, or delivered from our sins, it is still only by the blood.
MacArthur Sounds Like Bratcher On The Blood
In his commentary on Hebrews, pages 236 to 237, I find further alarming statements as he deals with Hebrews 9:16-22. While he does say some good things, he clearly is talking in circles. When he says that “blood is a symbol of death,” he sounds very much like the apostate Dr. Robert G. Bratcher, who translated the “Good News For Modern Man.” This is what Bratcher believed, so he felt free to change “blood” to “death” in Eph. 1:7, Heb. 10:19, and Rev. 1:5. He changed “blood” to “sacrifice” in I Pet. 1:19. He also managed to leave out blood, or substitute another word in Matt. 27:4,24,25; Acts 5:28; 17:26, 20:28; Rom. 3:25, 5:9 Col. 1:20; Eph. 2:13, and Rev. 5:9. Of course Bratcher’s “Good News Bible” is one of the most corrupt translations of the 20th Century. It would appear that in regard to the blood at least, that MacArthur and Bratcher are on the same wave length.
Why Pit His Blood Against His Death?
MacArthur states that, “It was not Jesus’ physical blood that saves us, but His dying on our behalf, which is symbolized by the shedding of His physical blood. If we could be saved by blood without death, the animals would have been bled, not killed, and it would have been the same with Jesus.” I have never heard of anyone teaching that Jesus only needed to bleed a little to save us, and not to die. Numerous passages of Scripture tell us that Christ died for our sins. This is found in I Cor. 15:3, as well as many other places. If anyone denied this, I would object very strenuously to their denial, but my question is, why does it have to be His “death” or His ”blood”? It is both His “death” and His “blood” that are important according to the Bible.
How can MacArthur truthfully make the following statement? “Again, however, we need to keep in mind that the blood was a symbol. If Christ’s own physical blood, in itself, does not cleanse from sin, how much less did the physical blood of animals. ” (Emphasis ours.) Many passages of Scripture reveal that he is dead wrong in his approach.
What Does The Scriptures Say?
The elders were admonished “to feed the church of God, which he bath purchased with his own blood” (Acts 20:28). Redemption and remission of sins cannot be apart from “faith in his blood” (Rom. 3:24,25). We are “justified by his blood” (Rom. 5:9). “In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins. . . ” (Eph. 1:7). We “are made nigh by the blood of Christ” (Eph. 2:13). “We have redemption through his blood” (Col. 1: 14), and he “made peace through the blood of his cross” (Col. 1:20).
In Hebrews we are told that “by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us” (Heb. 9: 12). We are told, “without shedding of blood is no remission” (Heb. 9:22). We have “boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus” (Heb. 10:19). Jesus suffered with out the camp, “that he might sanctify the people with his own blood” (Heb. 13:12).
John tells us clearly that ”the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin” (I John 1:7) ”Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood” (Rev. 1:5). They will sing of Christ, ”thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood” (Rev. 5:9).
Even though MacArthur believes that he has dispensed with Rev. 1:5, as we previously discussed, he still must face Rev. 7:14. I think he shall find little comfort there. “These are they which came out of great tribulation. and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.” Even the revised texts, and their new version offspring, such as NIV, and the ASV, give MacArthur not one whit of aid and comfort. If the blood itself has no significance, then why do we have all of these Scriptures?
What Christ Said About The Blood
MacArthur’s belief cannot be reconciled with the words of my Saviour, when He said, “For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins” (Matt. 26:28). “This cup is the new testament in my blood which is shed for you” (Luke 22:20). These words were spoken by the Lord Jesus Christ as He instituted the Lord’s Supper for His Church. In all honesty, it would seem to me, that MacArthur should eliminate the drink, “the fruit of the vine,” from the Lord’s Supper. He only needs the unleavened bread. Of course if he were to do so, he would be in direct disobedience to the Word of God.
The children of Israel were told to slay the Passover lamb. They were to take the blood of the lamb, and strike it upon the door posts of their houses. “And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you…” (Ex. 12: 13). God did not tell them to hang the body of the lamb on the door post.
MacArthur’s doctrine is in conflict with Lev. 17:11, “For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.”
It is perfectly clear that MacArthur minimizes the blood of Christ. To me, this is a terrible thing for anyone to do. While he may not go as far as R. B. Thieme, Jr., he certainly is headed in the same direction. Bible believers need to mark such men, and avoid them, according to the Scriptures. The teaching of MacArthur, on this subject, is very dangerous, and he should be exposed.
The clear and direct statements of the above Scriptures prove that John MacArthur is wrong in his teaching about the blood of Christ. He has departed from the general Biblical teaching on this subject. No matter how popular he may be, we must believe the Bible and not MacArthur.
He Is In Conflict With Writers Of The Past

I have examined a number of the writings of other men on Heb. 9:22, and I find that they are not in agreement with John MacArthur. Of this verse, John Gill says, “And without shedding of blood is no remission; that is, of sin; there was no typical remission without it; and there can be no real remission but by the blood of Christ, no instance can be given of pardon without it; if it could be otherwise, the blood of Christ had not been shed…” (Gill’s Commentary, Vol. 6, page 734, Baker Book House).
Matthew Poole says, ” . . . without the death of some living creature as a sacrifice, and the blood of it not only shed, but sprinkled, there could be neither legal pardon of guilt, nor purging of ceremonial filth. By this God signified to Israel, that without the blood of Christ his Son, and the Testator of his testament, shed as a sacrifice, to purchase and procure both remission and the Spirit, there could be neither pardon of the guilt of sin, and removal of the punishment, nor purging the filth, or renewing the nature of the sinner, his blood being the inestimable price purchasing both for them.” (A Commentary on the Holy Bible, by Matthew Poole, Vol. 3, page 851, MacDonald Publishing Company).
E. Schuyler English says of Heb. 9:22, “And now we come to a dogmatic and absolute statement: ‘and without shedding of blood is not remission.’ All men stand upon one level in respect to the sin question and as to the remission of sins. It cannot be apart from the blood that is shed. This is God’s way. This is precious truth. Not one sin can ever be remitted apart from the blood. All generations must look to the blood-the blood of Christ.” He further writes, “Sin is a serious matter. It’s only antidote is the blood of Christ. . . No, dear friend, we ourselves have no merit, nothing in which we can boast, no hope in the world or in eternity, saving in the precious blood of Christ that was shed for us and pledges to bring us into an eternal inheritance that is incorruptible and cannot fade. ‘Without shedding of blood is no remission.’ ” (Studies In The Epistle To The Hebrews, by E. Schuyler English, pages 270-271, 1955, Southern Bible Book House). While English may be placed in the new evangelical camp, his teaching on the above verse is Biblical.
What Spurgeon Said About The Blood
Charles H. Spurgeon preached a sermon entitled. “The Blood Shedding,” February 22, 1857, from Hebrews 9:22. He describes the suffering and death of Christ, and says, “Mark his brow-they have put about it a crown of thorns, and the crimson drops of gore are rushing down his cheeks! . . . But turn aside that purple robe for a moment. His back is bleeding. ..They lift up the thongs, still dripping clots of gore; they scourge and tear his flesh, and make river of blood to run down his shoulders! This is the shedding of blood without which there is no remission…They fling him to the ground; they nail his hands and feet to the transverse wood, they hoist it in the air…Blood from his head, blood from his hands, blood from his feet. . They pierce his side, and forthwith runneth out blood and water. This is the shedding of blood, sinners and saints; this is the awful shedding of blood, the terrible pouring out of blood, without which for you, and for the whole human race, there is no remission…it is not a thing which you may doubt, or which you may believe; it must be believed and received, otherwise you have denied the Scriptures and turned aside from God.” He further states, “It cuts off every other hope, bring your hopes here, and if they are not based in blood, and stamped with blood, they are as useless as castles in the air, and dreams of night. ‘There is no remission,’ says he text, in positive and plain cords. . . Except you put confidence n the shedding of our Saviour’s blood, and in the blood shedding alone, for without it there is no remission.” (The New Park Street Pulpit, Vol. 3, pages 90-92, Pilgrim Publications).
Spurgeon never changed in his preaching of the blood. On May 30, 1875, he preached again from the same text. In his sermon, he repeated over and over, “Without shedding of blood is no remission.” Without resorting to lengthy quotations, we can honestly say that his doctrine never changed. He said, “It is not possible that any sin should ever be forgiven to any man without shedding of blood.” (Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit, Vol. 51, page 426, Pilgrim Publications).
Of course nothing is true simply because Spurgeon, Gill, or someone else said it; but it so happens that what they said on the blood is biblical and sound, while what MacArthur has said is false.
No one can deny that MacArthur is a gifted and talented speaker. He is the Senior Minister of Grace Cathedral, Panorama City, California, and the popular speaker on the widely distributed radio broadcast entitled, “Grace To You.” He has built a tremendously large church, and he has a very large radio audience. This is all the more reason why someone should expose his false teaching on the blood. No doubt we shall lose some friends over this exposure of error, but we hold truth dearer than we do friends. The cause of truth must ever be first. -From Plains Baptist Challenger 8/86

A few months ago a pastor friend and I visited a John MacArthur meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, and I purchased a copy of MacArthur’s commentary on Hebrews with the desire to see exactly what he says about the Blood of Jesus Christ. This commentary was published in 1983 by Moody Press. Moody Bible Institute holds the copyright.
There can be no mistake about MacArthur’s position that the Blood itself does not save us, that the Blood is SYMBOLIC of death. Words could not be plainer. In a mere three pages of this book MacArthur uses the term “symbolic” no less than thirteen times:
“Blood is a SYMBOL of death, and therefore follows closely the idea of a testator’s having to die in order for a will to become effective. …
“It is possible to become morbid about Christ’s sacrificial death and preoccupied with His suffering and shedding of blood. It is especially possible to become unbiblically preoccupied with the physical aspects of His death. It was not Jesus’ physical blood that saves us, but His dying on our behalf, which is SYMBOLIZED by the shedding of His physical blood. …
“The purpose of the blood was to SYMBOLIZE sacrifice for sin, which brought cleansing from sin. Therefore, without shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.
“Again, however, we need to keep in mind that the blood was a SYMBOL. If Christ’s own physical blood, in itself, does not cleanse from sin, how much less did the physical blood of animals. It is not surprising, then, that the Old Covenant allowed a SYMBOL for a SYMBOL. … This exception is clear proof that the old cleansing was SYMBOLIC. Just as the animal blood SYMBOLIZED Christ’s true atoning blood, so the ephah of flour SYMBOLIZED and represented the animal blood. This non-blood offering for sin was acceptable because the old sacrifice was entirely SYMBOLIC anyway.
“Yet this was the only exception. And even the exception represented a blood sacrifice. The basic SYMBOL could not be changed because what it SYMBOLIZED could not be changed. … Since the penalty for sin is death, nothing but death, SYMBOLIZED by shedding of blood, can atone for sin. … the only way we can participate in the New Covenant, is through the atoning DEATH of Jesus Christ, made effective for us when we trust in Him as saving Lord” (John MacArthur, Hebrews, pp. 236- 238).
Let me remind our readers that this book is still being published by Moody Press and is being sold by John MacArthur’s ministry. I purchased it directly from his ministry in Canada this year. This is not something that MacArthur said off the cuff many years ago and which he has since corrected. This is precisely what the man believes today.
MacArthur’s position on the Blood of Christ is a great heresy. It is precisely the same heresy promoted by the translator of the Today’s English Version, who replaced the term “blood” with “death” in most key passages.
Blood is NOT merely symbolic for death when we are speaking of Christ’s Atonement. God’s law demands death AND the shedding of blood for remission of sin (Lev. 17:11; Eze. 18:4; Rom. 6:23; Heb. 9:22). The Old Testament sacrifices depicted how the Lord Jesus Christ would pay the price for sin. The blood of the O. T. sacrifices did not merely depict Christ’s death; it depicted Christ’s BLOOD. His death alone could not save us; His blood was required. In Romans 5:9-10 we see the two together. Verse 9 says we are justified “by his blood,” and verse 10 says we are reconciled “by his death.” Any view which confuses the blood of Christ with His death is heresy.
I realize that MacArthur has taken some unusual stands for an Evangelical today. He has spoken against the Charismatic movement and against Promise Keepers and against Evangelicals & Catholics Together. In fact, though, the man refuses to practice biblical separation. He claims that Charismatics are theologically wrong, for example, but he fellowships with them and stands shoulder to shoulder with them in preaching engagements. Be not deceived: John MacArthur is NOT a friend to the Fundamental, Bible-believing, New Testament church. He is a dangerous New Evangelical, and his position on the Blood of Christ is heresy.

MacArthur says the blood of Christ “could not save” and “it was not the FLUID that saved us, it was the DEATH of Christ.”
In the May 1976 issue of the Grace to You Family paper that is distributed to his church, MacArthur published an article titled “Not His Bleeding, but His Dying.” In this, MacArthur plainly stated that it is not the blood of Christ that saves.
Ten years later, in a letter to Tim Weidlich, Paul Clark, Kevin Jolliff of Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC, April 4, 1986, MacArthur made the following statement of his position:
“Obviously, it was not the blood of Jesus that saves or He could have bled for us without dying. It was His death for sin that saves. When Romans 3:25 speaks of ‘faith in His blood’ everyone understands that to be a reference to His death — not the blood running through His body. In Romans 5:9, being ‘justified by His blood’ also refers to His death, as verse 10 makes clear in saying ‘we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son.’ In fact, the careful explanation of salvation in Romans 6 omits any reference to His blood at all. The point is that the shedding of blood was just the visible indication of His death, His life being poured out. … I admit that because of some traditional hymns there is an emotional attachment to the blood — but that should not pose a problem when one is dealing with theological or textual specificity. I can sing hymns about the blood and rejoice with them — but I understand that reference to be a metonym for His death.”
MacArthur was still preaching this in the 1990s. When I attended one of his conferences in British Columbia in that decade, I purchased a copy of his commentary on Hebrews to check out his teaching on the blood for myself. In this commentary, MacArthur repeatedly says the blood is merely “symbolic” of death.
This is the false position taken by Robert Bratcher, editor of the Today’s English Version. In that perverted translation the word “death” is almost always substituted for the word “blood” when the Scriptures are referring to Christ’s atonement.
This is a damnable heresy, because the atonement REQUIRES BOTH the death and the blood of Christ (Heb. 9:22). The blood IS NOT merely symbolic for death. It itself is a crucial part of our salvation.

“MacArthur’s new book, The Gospel According to Jesus, is confusing concerning salvation. Much of what he says is good. But we cannot agree with his ‘lordship salvation’ remedy to ‘easy believism’ and the loose living of some professing Christians of our day, since it requires more from the seeking sinner than the Bible does for obtaining salvation. He erects a straw man, and makes it appear that those who oppose his ‘lordship salvation’ teachings believe things they do not believe. His tone often seems reactionary. Puritan and Reformed influences are evident in this book. [MacArthur is a Calvinist.] He seems to confusingly mix justification and sanctification, salvation and discipleship, and blurs dispensational considerations. The cure for a ‘too easy’ gospel is not to complicate it. Paul warned of the danger of being ‘corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ’ (2 Cor. 11:3). Dr. J. I. Packer in the book’s foreword said ‘those who reject leadership salvation choose to keep works out of justification.’ Galatians 2:16 likewise does!” (Calvary Contender, Jan. 15, 1989).

In December 1989, the Bible Broadcasting Network terminated Dr. MacArthur’s “Grace to You” program. In explaining that step, BBN president Lowell Davey referred to MacArthur’s teachings on “Lordship Salvation,” “Hyper-Calvinism,” and the blood of Christ. He called these teachings “confusing.” In a letter dated Jan. 15, 1990 Davey cited a “drift by Dr. MacArthur to a theological position that we could not adhere to” and said his series on election “convinced us that the direction of ‘Grace to You’ was toward Hyper-Calvinism…”
In his popular study Bible, MacArthur denies that Jesus Christ died as a Substitute for all men.

MacArthur frequently speaks at ecumenical forums, such as the Moody Bible Institute Founder’s Week. For example, at the February 1986 Moody Bible Institute conference, MacArthur joined hands with two of the chief ecumenists of our day, Billy Graham and Luis Palau. Both Graham and Palau regularly join together in ecumenical relations with Roman Catholics. Graham has turned thousands of his converts over to the hands of the wolves in sheep’s clothing in the various Catholic parishes that have participated in his crusades. (We have documented this extensively in our 371-page book Evangelicals and Rome.)
In July 1988, MacArthur spoke at the Congress on the Church and the Disabled at the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College, which featured Roman Catholic and New Evangelical speakers (Moody Monthly, Oct. 1988).
MacArthur participates in the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) and speaks at their conferences. The NRB is extremely ecumenical. The 1997 conference featured Seventh-day Adventists, “laughing revival” Pentecostals, the Worldwide Church of God, and an entire slate of New Evangelicals, such as Joseph Stowell, Franklin Graham, Max Lucado, and David Jeremiah.
In 1987, MacArthur participated in Jerry Falwell’s Super Conference VIII, which featured E. V. Hill. The late Dr. Hill pastored a church affiliated with the modernistic National Council of Churches in America and he was an ecumenist of the ecumenists. I heard Hill speak at New Orleans ’87 to a mixed crowd of some 40,000 Catholics, Protestants, Baptists, and Pentecostals. Fifty percent of the attendees were Roman Catholic, and a Catholic priest brought the final message. Hill said, “And to see all of our Catholic friends here. Wow. We are almost there!” He accepted them as brethren in Christ and did not have one word of warning to them about Rome’s false gospel. This was a pattern in Hill’s ministry. He often joined hands with Roman Catholics. Other examples are the Washington for Jesus Rally in 1980, Graham’s Amsterdam conference in 1983, and the Congress on the Bible II in 1987.
In these various ecumenical forums, MacArthur also puts stamp of approval upon every sort of Contemporary Christian Music and Christian rock music by making his appearance and not speaking out against the worldliness and compromise that is present.
For more about MacArthur’s New Evangelical philosophy and practice, see our article “John MacArthur and New Evangelical Ecumenism,”

Another Look At Macarthur And The Blood of Christ
By E. L. Bynum
Is is possible that John MacArthur, the popular pastor and radio speaker, is not sound in doctrine on the blood of Christ? It is not only possible, but it is certain that his views are at variance with the Word of God. In the August 1986 issue of the Plains Baptist Challenger we published an article examining those views. Other publications have also exposed his unscriptural views on the blood of Christ.
Since that time, MacArthur has written a number of letters trying to justify his doctrine. Several copies of these letters have been mailed to us by our readers. I have also received a letter from MacArthur, addressed directly to me. After reading these letters a number of times, I am more convinced than ever that his views are contrary to Scripture.
MacArthur’s Teaching On The Blood 

In the August article, I quoted from the April 1986 issue of Faith For The Family published by Bob Jones University. For the benefit of new readers, I shall quote the entire article from Faith For The Family.
“John MacArthur’s, in 1976, said in an article entitled, ‘Not His Bleeding But His Dying:’ “It was His death that was efficacious…not His blood…Christ did not bleed to death. The shedding of blood has nothing to do with bleeding…it simply means death…violent sacrificial death…Nothing in His human blood saves…it is not His blood that I love…it is Him. It is not His bleeding that saved me, but His dying.’ I wonder what MacArthur does with Hebrews 9:22, ‘without the shedding of blood is no remission.’ and I John 1:7, ‘the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin’? MacArthur’s position is heresy. – Editor”
That issue of Faith For The Family list Bob Jones as Editor. We are indebted to Bob Jones for bringing MacArthur’s doctrine to light. I agree with him when he said “MacArthur’s position is heresy.” 
Has MacArthur Been Misrepresented? 
In a letter dated August 29, 1986, MacArthur said, “I am convinced that most of the confusion could have been avoided had the magazine (Faith For The Family) used my comments in their full context.” I would imagine that Bob Jones did indeed have his comments in full, when he wrote the above statement. I know for certain that I did have his full comments before I wrote the article for the August PBC. His full comments in no way clear him of the false doctrine that he expounds.
Some pastors and editors now say that they are convinced that MacArthur is sound on the blood of Christ. Frankly, I wonder if these people have examined his doctrine, or if they have been by his rhetoric. After reading his letters, in spite of his rewording and rephrasing some of his doctrine, it still adds up to the same thing. The man simply has peculiar and unscriptural views concerning the blood of Christ. Undoubtedly, he is an expressive writer and speaker, with great powers of persuasion.
The original comments under discussion were published by MacArthur in 1976. He entitled it “Not His Bleeding But His Dying.” It begins with a letter which said, “Dear John, I would like to ask you about your recent statements concerning the ‘blood of Christ.’ Could you take a moment to explain to me what you meant more clearly? Thank you, A Learning Member.” Apparently, the “Learning Member” was troubled by some of the things MacArthur had said. The rest of the page contains MacArthur’s answer in fairly small print, and among other things, it contains the quotes that were printed in Faith For The Family. I do not find that those remarks were taken out of context, nor do they misrepresent what MacArthur said.
MacArthur’s Recent Letter 
In his Sept. 25th letter to me, he begins by saying, “Dear Pastor Bynum: Recently, I became aware of the syllabus being distributed by Rev. D.A. Waite regarding what he believes to be my position on the precious blood of my Saviour.
” I have to tell you that I have been misrepresented, slandered, falsely accused, and lied about in regard to this issue. Of course I believe Jesus Christ shed His blood in sacrificial death for the sins of the world – no one could read the Scripture and believe otherwise. I have preached and written on the virtues of Christ’s ‘shed blood’ for years”
I am just wondering who “misrepresented, slandered, falsely accused, and lied” about this man’s views. I certainly cannot find where Bob Jones did this. I certainly did not do so in my August article. After reading what I wrote, I wouldn’t change any of it, if anything I would make it stronger. I did not have Waite’s syllabus at the time I wrote my article, but since then I have examined a copy, and I do not find where D.A. Waite misrepresented him either. MacArthur’s whole problem is that his unscriptural views have been put into print, and he has not found any way to extricate himself. His problem could be easily solved if he would only admit his error, repent of it, and simply state what the Bible says about the blood of Christ and affirm his belief of the same.
In his letter he refutes some of the heretical doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church on the blood. He also denounces several other heretical views, that personally I have never heard of in over 30 years in the ministry. He leaves the impression that someone is teaching that Christ only needed to bleed a little, and not to die, in order to save sinners. Just who is teaching such heresy, MacArthur never does say. Most likely this is a straw man erected in the brain of MacArthur.
He asks,”How could the red and white corpuscles be literally applied to believers in salvation? To our physical bodies? Could it be otherwise with literal blood? Will MacArthur ever tell us just who is teaching such nonsense? I doubt if he ever will. His third question seems to imply that those who believe that the literal blood of Christ saves, are teaching that the red and white corpuscles are applied to believers. Surely he can do better than that. He vainly tries to smear those who believe in the power of the blood with the Catholic heresy of transubstantiation. 
Some Good Things He SEEMS To Say 
“Of course I believe Jesus Christ shed His blood in sacrificial death for the sins of the world..” “I affirm that the New Covenant was ratified by Christ’s blood; that the blood of Christ is precious; and that Christ shed His blood in dying for our sins.” This may sound well and good, but what MacArthur giveth in one place, he taketh away in another. One should be extremely careful in examining any statement he makes in regard to the shedding of blood. Why is that? It is simply because MacArthur by his other statements, has already revealed that he means something else when he speaks of the shedding of blood. 

In his 1976 article he said, “The shedding of blood has nothing to do with bleeding…it simply means death…violent sacrificial death.” John 19:34 gives some interesting insights. The reference is literally to ‘blood-clots and serum.’ The soldier piercing His chest cavity with a spear demonstrated that Jesus had not bled to death. His blood was still in His veins and arteries after physical death.”
No one that I know claims that Jesus bled to death. This is a smokescreen without a doubt. We maintain that Christ did indeed shed his blood and that He also died. According to MacArthur’s own words, he does not believe that Christ literally shed His blood, but that the Scriptures which speak of such a thing, are merely referring to His death. The Bible says, “one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water” (John 19:34). According to MacArthur this is not so, but rather ‘blood-clots and serum’ came out. This may be the idea of MacArthur and some modern medical man, but I will just believe what the Bible says. All this is suppose to be a part of his evidence that Christ did not shed His blood.
He repeats this error in his Sept. 25th letter, where he says, “The shedding of His blood was the visible manifestation of His life being poured out in sacrifice, and Scripture consistently uses the term ‘shedding of blood’ as a metonym for atoning death.” (Emphasis ours). It is incredible that he continues to rephrase the same error. Webster says that a “metonym” is, “a word used in metonymy, as a substitute for another.” So there you have it, when MacArthur speaks of the “shedding of blood,” he is really speaking about the death of Christ. Shades of Karl Barth – for this is the method of neo-orthodoxy.
What Does “Shedding Of Blood” Mean? 

It is not too difficult to discover what shed and shedding means in the Bible. The word translated shed in the O. T. is also translated many times as “pour out” or “poured out.” See Lev. 17:11,13. It is used of the pouring out of the blood. “The priest…shall pour all the blood of the bulllock at the bottom of the altar..” (Lev. 4:7) See Lev. 4:18,25,30,34; Deut. 12:16,24; 15:23, and many other O. T. scriptures. William Wilson in his O. T. Word Studies says that it means “to pour out.” In I Kings 18:28 the same word is used where it reads “till the blood gushed out.”
The Lord tells us, “without shedding of blood is no remission.” (Heb. 9:22) “Shedding of blood” is translated from one word, and Strong says that word comes from two Greek words. One is “haima” which is the Greek word for blood, and the other is “ekcheo” which is the Greek word for shed or to pour out. Strong says of “haimatekchusia,” the word found in Heb. 9:22, that it means “an effusion of blood – shedding of blood.” Now as for the word that is translated “shed,” “pour out,” “gush out,” etc., how can anyone deny that it means simply that. Strong says that it means “to pour,” or to “gush (pour) out.” Berry and Thayer says that it means “to pour out.” On the basis of that, how in the word could John MacArthur say, “The shedding of blood has nothing to do with simply means death…violent sacrificial death?” (Emphasis ours). This writer is completely mystified as to where he gets his information. It is not to be found in the Bible, nor in the lexicons and word studies, so where does it come from?
In his 1976 article, MacArthur said, “His shed blood represents His sacrificial physical and spiritual death for us.” No, his shed blood represents His shed blood. It is wrong to try to teach that blood means death. A careful reading of his statements makes it clear that he does not really believe that Christ shed His blood.
In our view, the most grievous and deadly part of MacArthur’s false doctrine is his outright denial of the saving power of the blood of Christ.
We must remember that MacArthur’s 1976 article was not written to a Catholic, or a cult member, but to a “Dear Learning Member.” Whether it was to a member of his own church we do not know, but it was to someone who signed their name, “A Learning Member.” Now let us see what he writes to that learning member.
MacArthur Vs. The Word Of God “It was His death that was efficacious..not His blood.” (Emphasis ours throughout article. The three dots were placed there by MacArthur’s and does not represent something that we have left out.) “Nothing in His human blood saves.” Not only has MacArthur not repudiated his 1976 statement, but he repeats something very similar to it, in his August 29, 1986 letter, when he said, “The blood of Christ is precious – but as precious as it is, His physical blood could not save.”
It is incredible that a veteran pastor and Bible teacher would make such unbelievable statements. To cleverly cloud the issue, he brings in “His human blood,” and “His physical blood.” Why bring in such words as “human” and “physical”? Why not just use the terminology of the Bible.
Contrary to what MacArthur’s says, the Bible does place strong emphasis on the saving cleansing power of the blood of Christ.
His blood was shed for the remission of sins. When Jesus instituted the Lord’s Supper, He took the cup which contained the fruit or juice of the vine and said, “For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.” (Matt. 26:28). Of course, the fruit of the vine did not turn into the blood of Christ, but it symbolized something that was real, and that was the blood of Christ. Christ’s blood was shed for the remission of sins.
We have been purchased by His blood. When Paul was speaking to the elders of the Church at Ephesus, he told them “to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.” (Acts 20:28).
Redemption and remission of sins cannot be apart from FAITH IN HIS BLOOD.” (Rom. 3:24,25).
We are justified by His blood. “Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.” (Rom. 5:9). We gladly affirm that “Christ died for us” as we are told in v.8, but by so doing we will never, never play down the value of His blood. The Bible places great emphasis on both the death of Christ, and the shed blood of Christ. Why should anyone try to play down either His death, or His shed blood??
We have redemption through His blood. “In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sin, according to the riches of his grace.” (Eph. 1:7) “In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins.” (Col. 1:14). There is no redemption for the sinner, and there is no forgiveness of sins apart from the shed blood of Christ.
We have peace through His blood. “And having made peace through the blood of his cross.” (Col. 1:20)
We are made nigh by the blood of Christ. (See Eph. 2:12).
By His own blood He entered into the holy place. “Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. (Heb. 9:12) On the day of atonement, the high priest took the blood of a bullock into the holy place and sprinkled it on the mercy seat for his own sins. Then he took the blood of a goat into that same place and sprinkled it on the mercy seat for the sins of the people. (See Lev. 16). Jesus did not do that. He entered into the holy place in heaven, not by the blood of goats and calves, but by His own blood. It was done once, not every year, or perpetually!
Our sins are purged, and remitted by the blood of Christ. “Without shedding of blood is no remission.” (Heb. 9:22).
We are redeemed by the precious blood of Christ. Peter, by divine inspiration tells us that we are “redeemed…with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.” (I Pet. 1:18,19) .
Our sins are cleansed by the blood of Christ. “The blood of Jesus Christ his son cleanseth us from all sin.” (I John 1:7).
We are washed from our sins by His blood. “Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood.” (Rev. 1:15). MacArthur says that “washed” should be “delivered.” We don’t buy that, but even if it were so, we would still be “delivered from our sins in this own blood.”
We are redeemed to God by His blood. (See Rev. 5:9)
Tribulation saints will wash their robes and make them white in the blood of the Lamb. (See Rev. 7:14).
Will You Believe MacArthur, Or The Bible?
In light of the above Scriptures, as well as many others, I am amazed that any man would have the audacity to say, “It was His death that was efficacious…not His blood.” Who is he to say, “Nothing in His human blood saves?”
In our view, he makes some misleading statements about the O. T. sacrifices. While much that he says is true, there is a deadly danger in the implications of some of his remarks. He writes the following in his Sept. 25th, 1986 letter. “Bloodshed was God’s design for all Old Testament sacrifices. They were bled to death rather than clubbed or burnt. God designed that sacrificial death was to occur with blood loss as a vivid manifestation of life. (‘the life of the flesh is in the blood’) being poured out. Nevertheless, those who were too poor to bring animals for sacrifices were allowed to bring one-tenth of an ephah (about two quarts) of fine flour instead (Lev. 5:11). Their sins were covered just as surely as the sins of those who could afford to offer a lamb, goat, turtledove, or pigeon (Lev. 5:6-7). That is because the sacrifice was entirely symbolic anyway.”
In this paragraph MacArthur has chosen a passage of Scripture that he believes will help his cause. The offerings that were required in the first six chapters of Leviticus varied. Of course all of these offerings pointed to Christ and typified His life and work. The offerings of Leviticus 2 were made of flour, oil, and frankincense. The fine flour typifies the evenness, balance, and purity of His person. No blood sacrifice is required in this chapter. An animal for a blood sacrifice was required in chapters 1,3,4 and 6. MacArthur is correct in saying that in chapter 5, the poor could bring an offering of fine flour. We venture to say that the fine flour did not typify the blood of Christ, but it did symbolize other aspects of His life and death. 
How Does This Affect The Other Sacrifices? 
It affects them not at all. Cain could bring nothing but a lamb. Nothing else would be acceptable to God. Not the fruit of the field, and not fine flour would suffice. (See Gen. 4). Could Noah offer fine flour on the altar? No! He had to offer the clean beasts and clean fowls. (See Gen.8:20). On the Passover night down in Egypt, could the Israelites have offered fine flour instead of a lamb? Could they have dusted fine flour on the door posts? No, they could not! It had to be a lamb. If death was the only issue, then they could have hung the head or the hooves of the lamb on the door posts. Yes, the lamb must die, but the shed blood had to be sprinkled on the door posts in order to save the firstborn. (See Ex. 12)
On the day of atonement, could the high priest have taken fine flour and sprinkled it on the mercy seat? No, he had to take the blood of the bullock for his own sins, and the blood of the goat for the sins of the people, and sprinkle it on the mercy seat. So for MacArthur to take the one instance from the Old Testament where the poor could take an offering of fine flour rather than a blood sacrifice, is in my view, very misleading. In all other instances it did make a difference whether there was a blood sacrifice made or not.
Beating Around The Mulberry Bush 
MacArthur is a very, very articulate man. He knows the English language well, and is able to express himself as well as anyone we have ever heard. It is very strange that he has to be beat around and around the mulberry bush in page after page, and still be unable to make himself perfectly clear. Why is this? It is because he has peculiar and unscriptural views of the blood of Christ. After reading his letters on the blood, I have the distinct impression that they are blurred by fog and smog. If he ever decides to come out from behind his smokescreen, none of us will have any difficulty in understanding what he believes about the blood. He could settle this problem very easily, by simply repudiating his heretical statements about the blood of Christ. He could then simply take the fundamental approach of accepting what the Bible says about the saving power of the blood of Christ. It is clear, it is simple, and only someone who has something to hide, will fog the issue by using strange terms about the precious blood of Christ.
We will probably make more enemies than friends over this issue, because most people do not like controversy. But regardless of the cost, we have no intentions of backing up on this fundamental doctrine of the Word of God.

The September/October, 1986 issue of the News Bulletin of the Fundamental Baptist Fellowship of America contains two highly significant items, about the blood of Christ. While I am not a member of the Fundamental Baptist Fellowship, I heartily commend them for speaking out on the blood of Christ.
First, there is an outlined Bible Study entitled, “The Blood Of Christ – I Peter 1:18-19.” Although it is unsigned, this excellent study takes up almost two pages. It may well have been written by Don Jasmin, their Research Secretary. In my view, it blows MacArthur’s foggy position right out of the water.
Second, it contains a resolution passed by the World Congress of Fundamentalists, meeting on the campus of Bob Jones University, August 4-8, 1986. While MacArthur’s name is not mentioned in the Bible Study or in the Resolution, there is no doubt in my mind as to why they are speaking out at this very time. While MacArthur is trying to make out like fundamental leaders are in agreement with him on the blood, we venture to say that there are many fundamental pastors who are deeply disturbed over his stand. We believe that there are many who want to distance themselves from the false teaching of John MacArthur.
Below we are reproducing word for word the resolution mentioned above. It is clear and plain. There is no foggy and misleading words contained in it. Any Christian can understand it, but the same cannot be said for MacArthur’s views.
Meeting on the campus of Bob Jones University August 4-8 delegates at the World Congress of Fundamentalists passed numerous resolutions dealing with pertinent issues. Among those resolutions was this timely one dealing with the blood of Christ. 
Regarding the Position of the World Congress of Fundamentalists on the Blood of Christ 
Whereas the physical body of Christ in the Holy Scriptures means the real, literal body of God the Son incarnate; so also in the Holy Scriptures when the Blood of Christ is mentioned, it is the real, literal Blood which was poured out from that same body and which accomplished our redemption.
The Bible reveals the mysteries of our redemption. In that revelation a divine principle is revealed, illustrated, and enforced. That principle is”…Without shedding of blood is no remission” (Heb. 9:22).
Sin can only be atoned for and cleansed from the heart of the sinner by the precious Blood of God’s appointed Lamb, the Lord Jesus Christ. Christ must die once for all, but His death must be by literal blood-shedding; and the Blood shed becomes the all-sufficient merit by which sin’s guilt-power, and ultimately its very present, are destroyed.
The Holy Scriptures nowhere separate the voluntary death of Christ from the sacrificial shedding of His sinless Blood, but rather links them inextricably in one inseparable act.
The Bible Reveals: 
1. That the precious Blood is incorruptible. It cannot be anything else because of its intrinsic purity. I Peter 1:18,19: “Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold…But with the precious blood of Christ..”
2. That the precious blood is indestructible. It cannot be anything else because of its permanence. The Blood is eternally preserved in Heaven. Hebrews 12:24: “And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.”
3. That the precious Blood is invaluable. It cannot be anything else because of its parentage. It is the Blood of God incarnate. Leviticus 17:11: “For the life of the flesh is in the blood…” Acts 20:28: “…the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.”
4. That the precious Blood is indispensable. It cannot be anything else because of its power. No sinner can be saved without washing in the Blood of the Lamb. Revelations 7:14: “..these are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.”
Therefore, this Congress: 
1. Reaffirms its adherence to the Scriptural teaching on this subject;
2. Rejects every attempt either to deny the literalness of the Blood or to minimize its efficacy and the necessity of its shedding in Christ’s death on the cross. Such denial is a dangerous and devilish deception;
3. Calls upon Fundamentalist preachers and God’s saints everywhere to proclaim anew the saving efficacy of the shed Blood of Christ in His death on the cross, and to alert the Church in regard to all heretical teaching on this vital truth, ever remembering that we overcome the devil himself by the Blood of the Lamb. Revelation 12:11: “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony…”

John MacArthur & The Blood of Martin Luther King

Why was John MacArthur Present at Martin Luther King’s Assassination Crime Scene?

John Macarthur of Grace Community Church claims to have seen the blood of Martin Luther King just hours after Dr. King was shot.  John Macarthur also claims to have entered the very bathroom from which the establishment media alleges James Earl Ray shot Dr. King.  The quotes below are from “A Retrospective on 40 Years: John MacArthur with Rick Holland.”

RICK: We just elected a first black President and it’s raised the whole issue again of civil rights in our country. And some of the folks might not know that you had a very interesting brush with the Civil Rights Movement at a very significant time in history. Why don’t you talk about that?

JOHN: Yeah, before I came to Grace Church when I was a seminary student, I came to know a man named John Perkins. John Perkins came to Christ after a very, very troubled childhood. He was raised in Mississippi…he started attending my Dad’s church and I got to know him and grew to love him and his wife Vera Mae.

“Well in the purposes of God he returned to Mississippi to a little town called Mendenhall, and Mendenhall, Mississippi south of Jackson and he started a ministry there. He started a school there. He started a church. Started a little co-op for people to buy things and really helped that little community of Mendenhall. This was right at the time when Civil Rights Movement really exploded and John asked me if I would come to Mississippi and if I would preach, if I would go out to the black high schools which were totally segregated and always on the other side of town, and if I would preach and do some gospel ministry in these high schools around Mississippi. So I said, “Absolutely, I’d love to do that.”

“…I think I went down there for a period of about five years, going down and spending a pro-longed period of time. I lived with John and Vera Mae in their house…

“Well it was during those times that I was there and I will never forget, I can’t tell you the whole story, but I’ll never forget one night, I was in the middle of Jackson, Mississippi in the office of a man named Charles Evers. Charles Evers had a brother named Medgar Evers. Medgar Evers was the first martyr of the Civil Rights Movement. He was the first person killed. Charles became the first black mayor…the first black mayor in the south at Fayetteville, Mississippi. He was a friend of John’s and I had come to know him. And we were sitting there and he was trying to explain to me that night in Jackson what was going on. Now remember, I was a very young guy, I had become immersed in that culture, grew to love those people. And Charles was talking and a man burst through the door and said, “Martin Luther King has been assassinated.” That happened that night while I was with Charles and John and some others.

“The immediate issue was that there were serious things going on in the street in Jackson and they were trying to get me out of there because I was as pale as a ghost. And here we were worried what might happen to me. And so they escorted me. And then they said, “You know, we’re going to go to Jackson. We want to…we want to go…we’re going to Memphis, we want to see what happened.

“So they took me. And in those days the police weren’t nearly as protective, forensics hadn’t developed to what they had and they didn’t necessarily protect crime scenes. So we went to the motel, up to the landing, saw the blood where Martin Luther King had been shot just hours before by James Earl Ray. I actually went to the little building opposite the motel, went up on the second flood, stood up on the toilet and looked out the window where James Earl Ray had shot him. And I was there at that very, very, very crucial time.

“To make a long story short, when we went back and endeavored to continue to do what we were doing, we’re driving down a country road headed to one of the high school meetings and we were arrested and taken to the jail and accused of fomenting trouble and all of that.

“So those were very, very volatile, volatile times…But God has continued to bless the ministry there. It’s going on today, it’s called Voice of Calvary. John took the name from my Dad’s radio program and he used it there and that ministry flourishes today…”

Iain Murray Affirms John Macarthur’s Presence at King Assassination Crimes Scenes

The following is an excerpt from an article on Grace and Truth website titled, “An Interesting Fact about the King Assassination”:

“What I never knew was that a future evangelical leader arrived on the scene in Memphis that night [the night of Dr. King’s assassination]. Driving up from Mississippi where he had been working in a serious [sic] of revival meetings with black evangelical leader John Perkins, John MacArthur came with a group of friends to the Lorraine Motel on the evening of April 4, 1968. As related in Iain Murray’s new biography of MacArthur, the man who has been Pastor at Grace Community Church in California for the last 41 years, was in 1968 in a series of evangelistic meetings with Perkins. When Perkins and his associates heard of King’s slaying, MacArthur joined them on the trip to Memphis. Perkins and his friends were careful to protect MacArthur, a white man, from potential threats from the outrage over King’s death.

“When they arrived late on the evening of the 4th, they found the Lorraine Motel unguarded. Amazingly, by today’s standards, there was no police guard, no crime scene tape. The men went right up to the balcony where they saw the blood stains where King had fallen. MacArthur even says he went across the street to the boarding house from which James Earl Ray had fired the shots. John MacArthur, future evangelical leader, stood where Ray had stood on April 4, 1968 and looked out to the balcony where one of the pivotal moments in American history took place.”

According to John MacArthur: Servant of the Word and Flock by Iain H. Murray, Banner of Truth Trust, 2011, pp. 26-27:

“On the night of April 4 [1968] John was in Jackson, Mississippi, talking with a group that included John Perkins and Charles Evers, the black Mayor of Fayetteville, whose brother was regarded as the first martyr of the Civil Rights Movement… As they were discussing events a man burst into the room with the news ‘Martin Luther King has been assassinated.'”

Memphis police guarding the MLK crime scene.

Who was Medgar Evers?

Medgar Evers was a Freemason

John Macarthur claims that he was in the office of Charles Evers in Jackson, MS. when Martin Luther King was assassinated on April 4, 1968.  Charles Evers was the brother of Medgar Evers, the murdered civil rights activist who was killed on June 12, 1963.  Medgar Evers was also a Freemason (see Famous Prince Hall Masons) believed by most to have been killed by another Freemason.

“Likewise, it is difficult to accept the fact that a ‘white’ Mason would assassinate his ‘black’ Masonic brother. But its true, civil rights leader Medgar Evers, was gunned down, shot in the back and murdered in Jackson, Mississippi, on June 12, 1963, by Klansman, Freemason and Shriner Byron De La Beckwith.” (Order of Former Freemasons)

Medgar Evers was a Mississippi NAACP Leader

“In December 1954, Evers’s appointment as state field secretary was officially announced. The new position required that Evers move from Mound Bayou to Jackson and establish an NAACP field office…Once in Jackson a residence for the family was quickly secured followed by the selection of the new NAACP office in the business hub of the local black community on North Farish Street. Evers relocated the field office ten months later to the Masonic Temple on Lynch Street.” (Mississippi History)

The Mississippi NAACP is Headquartered in a Masonic Lodge

“Thurgood Marshall, representing the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, delivered the dedication address for the Masonic Temple at its present location (1072 J. R. Lynch Street) on May 30, 1955…The second and current Mississippi office of NAACP is located on the second floor of the Masonic Temple Building. Mr. Aaron Henry served as State President of the NAACP from 1960 until 1992. His office was housed at the Masonic Temple during his 33-year tenure as State President. Medgar Evers managed the NAACP activities as its Executive Director from 1958 until his death in 1963…The lodge has since been the headquarters of Prince Hall Masonry and the Mississippi branch of the NAACP. On June 15, 1963, an overflow crowd of Mourners gathered here for the funeral of Medgar Evers.” (Jackson Advocate)

Charles Evers Took Over Medgar’s Position With the Mississippi NAACP

“When Medgar…was murdered in 1963, Charles Evers returned to Mississippi and took over his brother’s role in the organization.” (Charles Evers).  And according to the facts of the US Supreme Court case NAACP vs Claiborne Hardware Co., at the time of the Martin Luther King assassination, Charles Evers was the Field Secretary of the NAACP for Mississippi.

“On April 19, 1968, the field secretary of the NAACP for Mississippi, Charles Evers, led a march to the Claiborne County courthouse and demanded that the entire Port Jefferson police force be discharged. When the demand was not met, the boycott on the merchants was reimposed. On April 21, Evers made a speech in which he said, ‘If we catch any of you going into these racist stores, we’re going to break your damn neck.’ During the boycott, individuals known as ‘Black Hats’ or ‘Deacons’ stood outside stores to identify blacks who broke the boycott. The names of those who were identified were published in a black newspaper and the names were read aloud at NAACP meetings. In at least 10 instances, blacks who violated the boycott experienced instances of violence, including shots fired into their homes, bricks thrown through their windshields, and tires on their cars slashed.” (NAACP vs Claiborne).

Did John Macarthur meet with Charles Evers and John Perkins at the Jackson Masonic Lodge?

John Macarthur states that he was in the office of Charles Evers in Jackson, MS. when Martin Luther King was assassinated.  Evidence from the US Supreme Court Case, NAACP vs Claiborne Hardware Co., shows that at the time of the assassination, Charles Evers was the field secretary for the Mississippi NAACP.  And the Jackson Masonic Temple has been the headquarters for the Mississippi branch of the NAACP since Medgar Evers was its Field Secretary in the 1950’s.

The Jackson Masonic Temple is the MW Stringer Grand Lodge and its location is 1072 John R. Lynch St., Jackson, MS 39206.  The contact address for the Mississippi NAACP is 1072 W. Lynch St., Suite 10, Jackson, MS 39203.

Note: It’s quite possible that John Macarthur is lying when he says that he was in the office of Charles Evers in Jackson, MS when MLK was shot.  It’s possible that he and Charles Evers and John Perkins were already in Memphis at the time of the assassination.

Why did John Macarthur’s biographer lie?

In his biography of John Macarthur, Iain Murray stated, “On the night of April 4 [1968] John was in Jackson, Mississippi, talking with a group that included John Perkins and Charles Evers, the black Mayor of Fayetteville, whose brother was regarded as the first martyr of the Civil Rights Movement… As they were discussing events a man burst into the room with the news ‘Martin Luther King has been assassinated.'”

Iain Murray states that at the time of the MLK assassination (April 4, 1968), Charles Evers was the Mayor of Fayetteville, MS.  But Charles Evers wasn’t elected mayor of Fayetteville until more than one year later on May 13, 1969. (Black History).

Why does Iain Murray want his readers believing that Charles Evers was the Mayor of Fayetteville on April 4,1968?  Is it because Murray wants to obscure the fact that Charles Evers was then the Field Secretary of the NAACP in Mississippi? (And that the MS. NAACP’s headquarters were in the Stringer Grand Lodge?)

The Decision to go to Memphis

On the night Martin Luther King was assassinated, John Macarthur claims that he was in Jackson, Mississippi in the office of Charles Evers along with John Perkins and some others. Being concerned about John Macarthur’s safety in the wake of the assassination, these men “escorted” him out and then a decision was made to go to Memphis, Tennessee “to see what happened.”

Why would John Macarthur, a white man supposedly fearing for his safety in Jackson, Mississippi,  decide to make a very long drive (210 miles) at night right to the King assassination crime scene in Memphis where one would reasonably presume there would be far more danger to his safety given the anger, rioting, etc.?

But were John Macarthur, John Perkins, and Charles Evers in Jackson, MS at the moment MLK was assassinated?  Could they have already been in Memphis when MLK was shot?

Were the Martin Luther King Crime Scenes Really Unprotected?

In the accounts above, John Macarthur offers reasons for his ability to gain access to the King assassination crime scenes by stating that “police didn’t necessarily protect crime scenes in those days and because forensics hadn’t developed.” Are these reasons valid?

Testimony from a 1999 civil court trial indicates that the King assassination crime scenes were barricaded by police within 2 minutes after King was shot.  Click here to read the trial transcript. Also, since it’s been proven in that court of law that no shots were fired from the rooming house bathroom across the street from the Lorraine Motel, how did John Macarthur know to enter this bathroom just after the assassination and before knowledge of this bathroom “crime scene” was even made public?

How did John Macarthur, John Perkins, and Charles Evers obtain access to the MLK crime scenes if they were barricaded by police within minutes?

​​​​​Phil Johnson Contradicts John Macarthur’s Account of His Arrest

According to John Macarthur, after returning to Mississippi from Memphis, they (Macarthur and I assume Perkins) were arrested on the way to a high school meeting for “fomenting trouble.”  But in in what appears to be an attempt at damage control, Phil Johnson, the Executive Director of John Macarthur’s Grace To You and John Macarthur’s Public Relations man, states that Macarthur was arrested in Mississippi for merely “preaching the gospel.”

In 2006, Phil Johnson claimed on his Pyromaniacs blog that John Macarthur was arrested in Mississippi for “preaching the gospel.”

“In the years when conflict was rife over civil rights legislation in the deep south, John MacArthur was locked up by a gung-ho Mississippi sheriff for preaching the gospel. MacArthur was leading a group of young people on a summer missions trip, doing evangelistic work in some of Mississippi’s most impoverished communities. At the time, MacArthur was working in partnership with John Perkins, a respected black Christian leader…”

A Challenge to Phil Johnson’s Account of John Macarthur’s Arrest

The following comment posted on the Pyromaniacs blog challenges Phil Johnson’s assertion that John Macarthur was arrested in Mississippi for merely “preaching the gospel”:

“Phil, you wrote: ‘John MacArthur was locked up by a gung-ho Mississippi sheriff for preaching the gospel.’ With all due respect, I find that exceedingly hard to believe. MacArthur was arrested for preaching the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ and faith in Him for justification from sins? Really? That’s the Gospel. He was arrested for *that* in Mississippi? I don’t believe it…

MacArthur is a Christian, but he was not arrested in Mississippi for ‘preaching the Gospel.’ It just seems like a warped version of what transpired, and not a sober, objective reporting of the facts. Is the police report available? Were the charges ‘preaching the Gospel’? Most of the Southerners — particularly Mississippi — in that period were devout Christians and would not arrest anyone for simply ‘preaching the Gospel’. If that were the case, they’d be locking up people all over the landscape every Sunday…Please. No, something else was afoot than simply ‘preaching the Gospel.'” (FJ De Angelis-1:35 AM, February 12, 2006)

Follow-up Response From the Same Blog Commentator

“As I stated, are we to believe that Mississippi only had a few Christian preachers of the Gospel in the 1960s and it took people from California and New York to ‘set things right’ in regard to the Gospel and such ‘true Christians’ were arrested for ‘preaching the Gospel’ and no other reason? That’s complete nonsense and a lie…”It stands–neither MacArthur nor anyone else was arrested in Mississippi in the 1960s for simply ‘preaching the Gospel.’ Mississippi was at the time an overwhelmingly Christian state and the Gospel was honored and preached all the time. It is a farce to make such a claim…This is what the cults say when their leaders get accused of various improprieties — a species of ‘double-think’ kicks in and anything can be excused and explained away… John MacArthur preaches the Gospel — this is true; John MacArthur didn’t get arrested for preaching the Gospel in Mississippi, he was arrested for some other reason. Is the police report available? I’d like to review it… (FJ De Angelis-10:05 AM, February 13, 2006) 

How the Government Killed Martin Luther King

The following has been excerpted from the article, How the Government Killed Martin Luther King, Jr.” written by Carl Gibson on April 3, 2013:

“Before scoffing at this headline, you should know that in 1999, in Memphis, Tennessee, more than three decades after MLK’s death, a jury found local, state, and federal government agencies guilty of conspiring to assassinate the Nobel Peace Prize winner and civil rights leader. The same media you would expect to cover such a monumental decision was absent at the trial, because those news organizations were part of that conspiracy. William F. Pepper, who was James Earl Ray’s first attorney, called over 70 witnesses to the stand to testify on every aspect of the assassination. The panel, which consisted of an even mix of both black and white jurors, took only an hour of deliberation to find Loyd Jowers and other defendants guilty. If you’re skeptical of any factual claims made here, click here for a full transcript, broken into individual sections. Read the testimonies yourself if you don’t want to take my word for it.

The Setup: The defendant in the 1999 civil trial, Loyd Jowers, had been a Memphis PD officer in the 1940s. He owned a restaurant called Jim’s Grill, a staging ground to orchestrate MLK’s assassination underneath the rooming house where the corporate media alleges James Earl Ray shot Dr. King. During the trial, William Pepper, the plaintiff’s attorney, played a tape of an incriminating 1998 conversation between Jowers, UN Ambassador Andrew Young, and Dexter King, MLK’s son. Young testified that Jowers told them he ‘wanted to get right with God before he died, wanted to confess it and be free of it…’

“Jowers also gave an interview to Sam Donaldson on “Prime Time Live” in 1993. The transcript of the interview was read during the trial, and it was revealed that Jowers openly talked about being asked by produce warehouse owner Frank Liberto to help with MLK’s murder. Liberto had mafia connections, and sent a courier with $100,000 to Jowers, who owned a local restaurant, with instructions to hold the money at his restaurant.

“John McFerren owned a store in Memphis and was making a pickup at Liberto’s warehouse at 5:15 p.m. on April 4th, roughly 45 minutes before the assassination. McFerren testified that he overheard Liberto tell someone over the phone, “Shoot the son of a bitch on the balcony.” Other witnesses who testified included café owner Lavada Addison, who was friends with Liberto in the 1970s. She recalled him confiding to her that he “had Martin Luther King killed.” Addison’s son, Nathan Whitlock, also testified. He asked Liberto if he killed MLK, and he responded, “I didn’t kill the nigger but I had it done.” When Whitlock pressed him about James Earl Ray, Liberto replied, “He wasn’t nothing but a troublemaker from Missouri. He was a front man … a setup man.”

“The back door of Loyd Jowers’ establishment led to a thick crop of bushes across the street from the Lorraine Motel balcony where Dr. King was shot. On the taped confession to Andrew Young and Dexter King, Jowers says after he heard the shot, Lt. Earl Clark, who is now deceased, laid a smoking rifle at the rear of his restaurant. Jowers then disassembled the rifle, wrapped it in a tablecloth and prepared it for disposal.

“The corporate media says it was James Earl Ray who shot MLK, and he did it from the 2nd floor bathroom window of the rooming house across the street from the Lorraine Motel. The official account alleges the murder weapon was dropped in a bundle and abandoned at Dan Canipe’s storefront just before he made his getaway. But even those authorities and media admit that the bullet that tore through MLK’s throat didn’t have the same metallurgical composition as the bullets in the rifle left behind by James Earl Ray. And Judge Joe Brown, a weapons expert called to testify by Pepper in the 1999 trial, said the rifle allegedly used by James Earl Ray had a scope that was never sighted in, meaning that the weapon in question would have fired far to the left and far below the target.

“The actual murder weapon was disposed of by taxi driver James McCraw, a friend of Jowers. William Hamblin testified in King v. Jowers that McCraw told him this story over a 15-year period whenever he got drunk. McCraw repeatedly told Hamblin that he threw the rifle over the Memphis-Arkansas bridge, meaning that the rifle is at the bottom of the Mississippi river to this day. And according to Hamblin’s testimony, Canipe said he saw the bundle dropped in front of his store before the actual shooting occurred…

“The Cover-Up: Around 7 a.m. on April 5, the morning after the shooting, MPD Inspector Sam Evans called Public Works Administrator Maynard Stiles and told him to have a crew destroy the crop of bushes adjacent to the rooming house above Loyd Jowers’ restaurant. This is particularly odd coming from a policeman, since the bushes were in a crime scene area, and crime scene areas are normally roped off, not to be disturbed. The official narrative of a sniper in the bathroom at the rooming house was then reinforced, since a sniper firing from an empty clearing would be far more visible than one hidden behind a thick crop of bushes… [This is another reason to doubt that the crime scene was unprotected as John Macarthur stated; for they had yet to remove the real evidence (the bushes).]

“Incredibly, James Earl Ray turned down two separate bribes, one of which was recorded by his brother Jerry Ray, where he was offered $220,000 by writer William Bradford Huey and the guarantee of a full pardon if he would just agree to have the story “Why I Killed Martin Luther King” written on his behalf…

“The Deception: ‘Another King v. Jowers witness was Earl Caldwell, a New York Times reporter who was sent to Memphis by an editor named Claude Sitton. Caldwell testified that the orders from his editor were to ‘nail Dr. King.’ In the publication’s effort to sell the story of James Earl Ray as the murderer, the Times cited an investigation into how Ray got the money for his Mustang, rifle, and the long road trip to Tennessee from California. The Times said that according to their own findings as well as the findings of federal agencies, Ray got the money by robbing a bank in his hometown of Alton, Illinois. In Pepper’s closing argument, he says that when he or Jerry Ray talked to the chief of police in Alton, along with the bank president of the branch that was allegedly robbed, neither said they had been approached by the New York Times, or by the FBI. Essentially, the Times fabricated the entire story in order to sell a false narrative that there was no government intervention and that James Earl Ray was a lone wolf…”

Who Was Charles Evers?

According to John Macarthur, he was in the office of Charles Evers at the time of the MLK assassination and he accompanied Evers to the MLK crime scenes.  Charles Evers at that time was the field secretary for the Mississippi NAACP whose headquarters was in the Stringer Masonic Lodge in Jackson, MS. What else is known about Charles Evers?

Charles Evers, Friend of Nelson Rockefeller

“…Around 1955, I met Nelson Rockefeller for the first time…I’d heard Nelson himself was a special friend of the Negro, so I bowled my way in to see him, at one of this little receptions up in New York. I knew once I was in he’d like me. And he did… I made myself an informal advisor to Nelson. We weren’t close friends—most years we only spoke about four times a year.” (Source: Have No Fear: A Black Man’s Fight for Respect in America, Charles Evers, Andrew Szanton)

It’s more likely that Rockefeller advised Charles Evers and perhaps financed his activities.

Charles Evers Claimed to be a Gangster in Chicago

Charles Evers claims to have lived a “high on the hog” gangster life in Chicago prior to taking over Medgar’s position with the NAACP in Mississippi in 1963.  “Before and after the war, Evers participated in bootlegging operations, prostitution, and numbers in Mississippi and Chicago…”

“Around 1956, Evers’ entrepreneurial gifts and his civil rights activism landed him in trouble in Philadelphia, Mississippi (Charles had started an NAACP Chapter in Philadelphia, MS in 1956). He left town and moved to Chicago, Illinois. There, he fell into a life of hustling, running numbers for organized crime, and managing prostitutes.” (Charles Evers Wiki)

Did Charles Evers live “high on the hog” in Chicago  because of his criminal enterprises or because he had financial backers in Chicago?

“1961 – Robert F. Kennedy became U.S. Attorney General under his brother, President John F. Kennedy. Robert Kennedy, ‘….was the first attorney general of the United States to make a serious attack on the Mafia and organized crime;’ and, ‘many hold he was the last one.’” (Timeline of Organized Crime in Chicago)

Was Charles Involved in the RFK Assassination?

On June 5, 1968, Charles Evers claims that he was standing just five feet away from Senator Robert Kennedy when he was assassinated in the pantry of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.

“I was five feet from Bobby when he stopped, shook hands with two Mexican kitchen workers… I moved to leave, caught Bobby’s eye, and waved my hand, signaling that I’d catch up to him later. That same second, I heard a loud ffat-ffat. …

“All night I stayed with Bobby at the hospital, praying he wouldn’t make it, just praying he’d pass away clean, without pain.” (Have No Fear, pp. 229-230)

Did Charles Kill His Brother, Medgar?

Charles Evers was accused by the FBI of killing his brother, Medgar.  “A few days after Medgar died, two FBI agents came around to question me… Those FBI agents strolled into my office and said they had reason to think I’d killed Medgar! My best friend in the world, and him killed in Jackson when I was in Chicago.” (Source: Evers, Charles; Szanton, Andrew (2008-04-21). Have No Fear: The Charles Evers Story (Kindle Locations 2523-2525)).

Was Charles Evers a Government Informant?

Between 1956 and 1973 there was a secret spy agency that had been set up by the state legislature of Mississippi called the State Sovereignty Commission.  Its members infiltrated the civil rights movement to inform on workers and to sow discord. Charles Evers was implicated in this operation as an informant.

“Despite his high-profile work during the civil rights era, and despite his slain brother’s martyr status, Evers faces accusations of having been in league with the Sovereignty Commission. Evers has a long file, more than 1,000 pages. It attests to a double relationship…  Was he a collaborator or a negotiator?

“A damaging memorandum was sent on March 31, 1967, from Earle Johnston Jr., director of the commission, to Lee Cole, a commission investigator. ‘It has been reported to this office that on one or two occasions you mentioned to people in your territory, ‘We have Charles Evers in the palm of our hand,’ the memo says. ‘Whether the report is true or not, I would much prefer that you never make any such statement because it might jeopardize some of our troubleshooting procedures. You may say at any time that we have a communication with Evers, but I would not go any further than that.'” (The Secrets of Mississippi)

Charles Evers Gives Differing Accounts of his Whereabouts on the Day MLK was Shot

According to John Macarthur, Charles Evers was in his office in Jackson, MS when MLK was shot.  However, Charles Evers has given differing versions as to his whereabouts on that day.

“On the evening of April 4, 1968, I was driving Highway 28 to Natchez [MS] . I had the radio on, but my mind was on that night’s rally in Natchez. The next day I was supposed to fly to Memphis to help Martin with a Negro garbage strike there. Suddenly a white voice came on the radio: Martin had been shot in Memphis. He’d been staying at the Lorraine Motel… In Natchez, I went straight to Mamie Lee Mazique’s house. Everybody there was hugging the radio, trying to catch news of Martin’s condition.” (Source: Evers, Charles; Szanton, Andrew (2008-04-21). Have No Fear: The Charles Evers Story (Kindle Locations 4036-4041)).

Charles Evers also claims he was headed for a meeting in Fayette when MLK was shot.  I was scheduled to go to Memphis with him, but I had a meeting in Fayette. The news came on that Martin had been shot.” (Medgar, the Movement & More)

In an interview available on You Tube (at about the 16:40 mark), Charles Evers claims he was in Indiana with Bobby Kennedy when MLK was shot. (You Tube)

Charles Evers’ Presence at Senator Robert Kennedy’s Assassination

John Macarthur claims that Charles Evers and John Perkins were with him at the Martin Luther King assassination crime scenes. Two months later on June 5, 1968, Charles Evers claims that he was standing just five feet away from Senator Robert Kennedy when he was assassinated in the pantry of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.

“Bobby finished his speech and turned to leave the stage… I moved toward him. I thought he’d leave by the front door to go up the elevator to the pressroom, but he turned and left by a kitchen I didn’t know was there. I was five feet from Bobby when he stopped, shook hands with two Mexican kitchen workers… I moved to leave, caught Bobby’s eye, and waved my hand, signaling that I’d catch up to him later. That same second, I heard a loud ffat-ffat. I thought it was balloons breaking. But a little Palestinian punk, Sirhan Sirhan, had shot Bobby…

“We got Bobby to Good Samaritan Hospital. His entourage arrived. Most of them still hoped some fancy surgeon could save him. But having run a funeral home, I’d seen too many head wounds. I knew if he lived, he’d be a vegetable… All night I stayed with Bobby at the hospital, praying he wouldn’t make it, just praying he’d pass away clean, without pain….

“I flew back with Bobby’s casket to New York on a presidential jet that LBJ had sent for Bobby and his family. Ethel was on that plane, pregnant again; Teddy Kennedy was on the plane, with his sisters, Patricia and Jean. Jackie Kennedy was there, and Coretta Scott King. In New York, I was too shook up to be one of Bobby’s pallbearers. I came down to Washington by train.” (Evers, Charles; Szanton, Andrew (2008-04-21). (Have No Fear, pp. 229-230).

DeWayne Wolfer Falsified Ballistics Evidence

“Escorted through a kitchen pantry in the Ambassador Hotel, RFK was assailed by Palestinian Sirhan Sirhan firing a .22 pistol… An open-and-shut case? Ironically, the RFK assassination has the starkest physical and eyewitness evidence indicating a conspiracy involving Sirhan and at least one additional gunman…

“Ted Charach produced a documentary entitled “The Second Gun” in 1970, and questions continued to grow around the RFK case in the early 1970s. Criminalistics professor Herbert MacDonnell had signed an affidavit in 1973 stating that a bullet removed from RFK’s neck, exhibit #47, could not have been fired from Sirhan’s gun. He further stated that, based on the differing number of cannelures (grooves), it could not have been fired from the same gun as exhibit #54, a bullet removed from victim William Weisel. In a 1974 public hearing, California state crime lab veteran Lowell Bradford concurred.” (The Robert Kennedy Assassination)

“Charach displayed copies of documents recovered from state archives which bolstered the 1970 testimony of criminalist William Harper. Harper testified that LAPD criminalist DeWayne Wolfer had falsified the results of the test-firing of the gun used by Sirhan. The documents clearly show the serial number of the gun test-fired by Wolfer as H-18602. Yet, the serial number of Sirhan’s gun is actually H-53725. Wolfer has always stated (even under oath) this discrepancy was merely a ‘clerical error.’” (Kennedy’s & King)

As has been said many a time, this case should have been clear-cut, an open-and-shut case. With Sirhan in custody, the LAPD had motive, opportunity and a smoking gun to close the case. However over the years contradictory evidence has emerged which casts doubt over the original findings. It looks like the LAPD ignored evidence of a second gunman and many including the head of the L.A. Crime Laboratory DeWayne Wolfer presented false and misleading evidence to support their ballistic testimony that Sirhan was the only gunman.” (The Assassination of Robert Kennedy)

“There is a nickname in our profession,” one specialist said, for mistakes in which an investigator is too quick to “make” a gun. It is “Wolferism,” a reference to DeWayne Wolfer, a one-time LAPD criminalist who misread evidence in the assassination of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy in Los Angeles in 1968, even though the guilt of Sirhan Sirhan was never in doubt.

When Ross’ defense went searching for a firearms expert, they settled on one of seven specialists who were asked years later to reevaluate Wolfer’s findings. He was Charles Morton, a private criminalist from Oakland who had subsequently worked on some of the country’s most prominent murder trials, including those of Ted Bundy, Dr. Jeffrey McDonald and Atlanta’s convicted child killer, Wayne Williams. (Faulty Ballistics in Deputy’s Arrest)

Dewayne Wolfer Jr. was John Macarthur’s Bodyguard!

(The RFK Tapes: Follow the Lies)

The LAPD Criminologist DeWayne Wolfer who tampered with the ballistics evidence is the father of DeWayne Wolfer, Jr. who is John MacArthur’s body guard and a Discusssion Leader at Grace Community Church.

Who is John Perkins?

“In fact, John [MacArthur Jr] was with me in Mississippi in 1968 when Martin Luther King Jr. was killed,” wrote John Perkins in his 1993 book, Beyond Charity (p. 14).

John Perkins and an ex-Ku Klux Klan member, Thomas Tarrants, co-authored a book in 1994 titled “He’s My Brother.”

As a Klansman, Tarrants and KKK accomplice, Kathy Ainsworth, were involved in the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

“In the King assassination, the mother of Kathy Ainsworth said her daughter and Tarrants were in Memphis, Tennessee April 4, 1968, the day King was shot and played a role in jamming police communications.” (White Information Network)

Who is Tom Tarrants?

Tarrants and Ainsworth were also in the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles two months later when Robert Kennedy was assassinated.  Evidence is that she was “the girl in the polka dot dress.”

Later that month, Tarrants and Ainsworth attemped to bomb the home of an official of the Anti-Defamation League. Ainsworth was killed and Tarrants was sentenced to 30 years in prison.  He was released early and moved to Washington DC where Richard Halverson, Charles Colson and Billy Graham took him under their care!

Richard Halverson and Billy Graham were “accepted anointed evangelists” of Henrietta Mears, as was John MacArthur’s father, Jack MacArthur and Henrietta Mears’ Gospel Light Publications published John Perkins’ books.

Halverson was the head of World Vision,  1966-1983, which has CIA connections. John Hinkley Sr. was also the head of World Vision and it’s alleged that John Hinckley Jr. (Ronald Reagan) and Mark David Chapman (John Lennon) were both mind-controlled at World Vision centers.

Tom Tarrants became President of the C.S. Lewis Institute in McLean, VA for many years and is currently President Emeritas. According to Christianity Today, C.S. Lewis was a British Spy, a member of the Secret Intelligence Service, known as MI6.

Communitarian and Community Organizer

John Perkins, John Macarthur’s friend who accompanied him to the King assassination crime scenes is a Communitarian and a community organizer like President Barack Obama.

“U.S. President Barack Obama is a Communitarian whose Cabinet and staff will function as a Third Way governing board.  It is significant that Barack Obama’s base as a ‘community organizer’ was Chicago’s churches: ‘President Obama began his career on the South Side of Chicago, working with a coalition of churches to improve living conditions in poor neighborhoods. During the election, people all across the country talked about feeling a new sense of civic engagement and got involved in politics for the first time. Now, President Obama and Vice President Biden are counting on Americans from all walks of life to serve the nation and help address the problems we face—and they’re committed to building the infrastructure and providing the resources that will make it possible.'” (What is the Church Growth Movement?)

John Perkins: Historical Background (Journey Toward Forgiveness)

1930 Born into a sharecropper’s family, New Hebron, MS

1947 Moved to Pasadena, CA

1947-50 Organizer & steward, Iron Workers Union

1951 Married Vera Mae Buckley

1951-53 Armed Services, Korean War

1957 Became a Christian

1958 Ordained Baptist Minister, Monrovia, CA (Seems odd that he was ordained a Baptist minister just one year after becoming a Christian.)

1960 Moved to Mendenhall, MS (Perkins was living in MS when M Evers and MLK were assassinated)

1961 Organizer/pastor, Berean Bible Church

1961 Involved in creation of Voice of Calvary Bible Institute

1968 Health Care Center, Leadership Development Program

1970 Co-founder, Southern Cooperative Development Fund

1972 Moved to Jackson, MS

Organizer/pastor, Voice of Calvary Fellowship Church

Founded and president of Voice of Calvary Ministries

Initiated and developed programs in Health Care Leadership Development, Thrifco (cooperative discount stores), and P.D.I. (housing renovation)

1982 Moved back to Pasadena, CA

1982 Founded John M. Perkins Foundation

1984 Founded Harambee Christian Family Center

1989 Co-founder of the Christian Community

1996 Moved back to Jackson, MS

John Perkins Consulted with Peter Drucker

The biography, Follow Me to Freedom: Leading As an Ordinary Radical, states that John Perkins has consulted with Peter Drucker, the grand architect of Communitarianism in the United States:

“The late Peter Drucker and I talked about leadership. One time we talked about where great leaders come from–leaders who impact history and liberate people. We struggled with whether or not these leaders were just born great or whether they were trained to be great.” (p. 39). 

To learn much more about Peter Drucker and how he has involved the churches in the implementation of the one-world government, then read What is the Church Growth Movement.

“Follow Me to Freedom: Leading As an Ordinary Radical was published by Gospel Light Worldwide which is Henrietta Mears‘ publishing company.  Mears founded Gospel Light in 1933.  John Macarthur’s father was in Henrietta Mears’ inner circle.  To learn more read John Macarthur’s Ecumenical Roots.

John Perkins Counseled US Presidents and was Invited to the Obama White House

“[Perkins] has counseled three presidents and has already been invited to the White House by Barack Obama.” Follow me to Freedom:Leading as an Ordinary Radical (p. 17).

John Perkins was a Ford Foundation Fellow

John Perkins was a Ford Foundation Fellow. (Dr. John M. Perkins) and at one time his church in Mendenhall with its adjoining school was funded by the Ford Foundation. (Mississippi Archives)

John Perkins’ Communitarian Ministries

ins’ ministry that “God has continued to bless the ministry…it’s called Voice of Calvary. John took the name from my Dad’s radio program and he used it there and that ministry flourishes today.”  Contrary to John Macarthur’s statement, John Perkins’ ministries are anti-Christian, anti-American ministries designed to facilitate community transformation and social change.

Voice of Calvary Ministries (VOCM)

Voice of Calvary Ministries (VOCM) is a 501(c)( 3), non-profit Christian Community Development (CCD) organization which was founded in 1962 in Mendenhall, Mississippi by Dr. John M. Perkins.

“Our enduring strength has been reflected in these ways:

  • 38+ Years of Results and Proven Impact
  • A Holistic Model of Housing, Healthcare and Leadership Development
  • A Voice for the Poor and Racial Reconciliation
  • A Builder of Partnerships and Collaborations
  • A Builder of Individual and Organizational Capacity
  • An Effective Steward Leveraging Public, Private and Faith Based Resources.

“The Mission of Voice of Calvary Ministries is to rebuild people to rebuild communities through the gospel. Voice of Calvary Ministries serves as a resource to the church in Christian community development by providing holistic programs which build strong individuals, families, churches, and communities in order to enable them to reach their full potential in Christ, physically, spiritually, economically and socially.

“…VOCM builds on the strength of its history to forge a new Jackson and a new Mississippi…”

“The Empowerment Center is the pathway for generational change…While it addresses personal and social barriers faced by adult learners, VOCM perceives them as citizens and leaders who will rebuild their communities.”

“One of VOCM’s unique ministries is its volunteer and intern program…While here [the volunteers], they learn about Christian community development, racial reconciliation, social justice, and other issues at the heart of VOCM…”

“The topics discussed in the eight-hour “Realizing the American Dream” curriculum are…”

“…we have renewed focus on the transformative power of God as He leads us in “Community Building and Organizing” and “Real Estate Development.” Local leadership stands with VOCM to revitalize communities life by life, brick by brick and dream by dream… Be A Dream Builder.” [I would rather forsake my worldly dreams for Jesus Christ.]

The Mendenhall Ministries

Received a Point of Light from former President GHW Bush.

In 1962, The Mendenhall Ministries (TMM) was founded by John Perkins under the name Voice of Calvary.  In 1981, “the name of the ministry in Mendenhall was changed from Voice of Calvary to The Mendenhall Ministry.”  In 1991, TMM received the 541st Daily Point of Light from former president George H. W. Bush​.

Christian Community Development Association

In 1989 John Perkins founded the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA).  It’s physical address is 3851 W. Ogden Ave., Chicago, IL 60623.  “The Christian Community Development Association (CCDA)…held its first annual conference in Chicago. Since then, CCDA has grown into a network of more than 700 organizations across the world.” (CCDA-history)

The Christian Community Development Association’s vision is “wholistically restored communities with Christians fully engaged in the process of transformation.”

The “philosophy” of the Christian Community Development Association is a Chinese Proverb!

“Over the last forty years, practitioners of Christian Community Development have distilled the philosophy into 8 Key Components. The first three are based on John Perkins’ original “three R’s” of community development: relocation, reconciliation and redistribution.”

One of the events listed for CCDA is called the Raleigh Intensive. “…join others in the Raleigh area who are coming together to better understand how to involve their churches and organizations in transforming under-resourced communities.”

CCDA has numerous anti-christ, anti-american partners that include Habitat for Humanity (UN-NGO), International Teams, Luis Palau Assoc, Salvation Army (UN-NGO), Wheaton College, World Vision (UN-NGO) and dozens more.  One of their partners is the John M Perkins Foundation.

“In November 2013, the Perkins Center hosted Christena Cleveland as part of the Justice Speaks series, exploring the intersection of social psychology, faith and the church.”

Social psychology, a meshing of socialism (Marx) and psychology (Freud), is a basis for group mind control and for Communitarianism and cannot intersect with Christianity because it is its antithesis.

John Perkins’ ministries are following Peter Drucker’s Communitarian agenda, yet John Macarthur would have us believe that his ministries are following Jesus Christ.

John Perkins and Child Evangelism Fellowship

“1957 Following his [John Perkins’] conversion he immediately became involved in Christian witness to children with Child Evangelism Fellowship” (Perkins Papers).

Child Evangelism Fellowship is in all US states, in 187 nations, and is in more than 3000 U.S. schools involving more than 10 million children.  Robert Gates, who served as Director of the CIA under President GHW Bush, in 2004 “hosted a Christian event called ‘President’s Day’ for children from Bryan, Texas who were part of the Children’s Evangelism Fellowship.”(Conservapedia)

John Perkins Attended the Prentiss Institute

“Fletcher was mentored by Reverend John Perkins, the founder and former president of the Voice of Calvary, now called the Mendenhall Ministries. Fletcher met Perkins while Fletcher was a student at the Prentiss Institute, and it was then that Perkins was assigned by the school to mentor Fletcher. It was common for students to be assigned a mentor at the school, and Fletcher was about in the 8th grade at this time. Perkins and his wife would go to the Prentiss Institute to have Bible study with the students in the dormitories. Perkins would speak in chapel and have Bible study in the boys’ dormitories, and his wife would have Bible study in the girls’ dormitories.

“During the summers after 11th and 12th grade, Fletcher continued to be mentored by Perkins… [so Perkins mentored him and was at this Prentiss School for at least 4 years].

“It was while Fletcher was attending Washington Bible College in Washington, D.C., that Fletcher decided to come home one summer and participate in marches that were being held in Mendenhall, Miss. (MS Civil Rights Project)

The Prentiss Institute was a Rosenwald School

“In 1907 the Prentiss Institute opened its doors… In its heyday the Institute was considered by many both black and white to be one of the finest of Mississippi’s black schools, emulating the philosophy of Booker T. Washington’s model of black self determination. The school attracted some of the best and brightest African American educators and lecturers. In 1926, 19 years after the school was founded, a Rosenwald classroom was built on the campus.” (Prentiss Institute)

The Rosenwald Fund

The Rosenwald Fund (also known as the Rosenwald Foundation, the Julius Rosenwald Fund, and the Julius Rosenwald Foundation) was established in 1917 by Julius Rosenwald and his family for “the well-being of mankind.”  Julius Rosenwald…became interested in social issues, especially education for African Americans, and provided funding through Dr. Booker T. Washington [Booker T. Washington was a Freemason] of the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute (now known as Tuskegee University), a historically black college (HBCU), prior to founding the fund.

In 1917 he set up the Julius Rosenwald Fund, a Chicago-based philanthropic foundation, and in 1920 the Rosenwald Fund established an independent office for the school building program in Nashville, Tennessee. By 1928, one in every five rural schools for black students in the South was a Rosenwald school, and these schools housed one third of the region’s rural black schoolchildren and teachers. (Rosenwald School Program)

Who was Julius Rosenwald?

The President and Chief Executive Officer of Sears, Roebuck & Co. in Chicago

The Rosenwald Fund — the product of an alliance between Booker T. Washington, president and founder of Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, and Julius Rosenwald, president and chief executive officer of Sears, Roebuck & Co. in Chicago — was the only philanthropic effort in the early 20th century to concentrate on improving the learning environment of black students in the South.

“Two school forms, the H-plan and the T-plan, became standard for rural and town schools alike in the 1920s. The Rosenwald standardized plans used these two forms almost exclusively for schools of four classrooms or more.  Two good examples of the H-plan form are the concrete-block building (1926) at the Prentiss Institute in Jefferson Davis County, a six-classroom building constructed according to Rosenwald Plan #6-A, and the Brushy Creek School (circa 1930) in Copiah County, a clapboard Rosenwald Plan #4-A.” (History Now)

Julius Rosenwald was Co-Founder of the American Jewish Committee

Julius Rosenwald was the VP of the American Jewish Committee (AJC). And according to the AJC’s website, he co-founded the AJC.  “In 1906, the American Jewish Committee was founded by visionary individuals with such surnames as Sulzberger, Strauss, Schiff, Adler, Krauss, Rosenwald, and Kempner.” (

The Rosenwald Fund Financed Communist Front Groups and the NAACP

According to “Julius Rosenwald: The Man who Built Sears” (p.175), Rosenwald funded the president of the Atlanta B’nai B’rith who was convicted of murdering a teenage girl. (Julius Rosenwald)

Julius Rosenwald attended Chicago Sinai Congregation.  His rabbi was Emil Hersch.  Rosenwald’s son-in-law, Alfred Stern (wife of Edith Rosenwald), a Trustee and Director of the Rosenwald Fund, was a communist spy who fled to Russia after being convicted of espionage by a US court.

The Rosenwald Fund gave to the Southern Conference Educational Fund (SCEF), a communist front organizing negros in southern states.  Well known communists were leaders of the SCEF.  One SCEF check to Martin Luther King was signed for by a foreign agent for Fidel Castro.

The Rosenwald Fund started the Highlander Folk School.  This was a communist training school.  Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks (a member of the Eastern Star) attended this school.

“The Jewish community contributed greatly to the NAACP’s founding and continued financing. Jewish historian Howard Sachar writes in his book A History of Jews in America of how, “In 1914, Professor Emeritus Joel Spingarn of Columbia University became chairman of the NAACP and recruited for its board such Jewish leaders as Jacob Schiff, Jacob Billikopf, and Rabbi Stephen Wise.”[19] Early Jewish-American co-founders included Julius Rosenwald, Lillian Wald, Rabbi Emil G. Hirsch and Wise.” (Wiki NAACP)

The Rosenwald Fund financed the NAACP and the American Social Hygiene Association (ASHA).  Julius Rosenwald was the honorary Vice President of the ASHA.  Many leaders of the Social Hygiene Movement were proponents of Eugenics, ie. Social Darwinism, ie. the culling of the unfit.

From the ASHA link above, one can see that Dr. Thomas Hepburn was the leader of the Connecticut social hygiene movement.  His wife, Katharine Martha Houghton Hepburn, co-founded with Margaret Sanger the organization (Birth Control League) that would become Planned Parenthood.  Their daughter, the actress, Katherine Hepburn, has been honored by Planned Parenthood for her work on their behalf.

Julius Rosenwald Funded the Development of Atomic Weapons

Providing $7 million for the development of Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry in 1921 (which was subsequently used for the Manhattan Project), Julius Rosenwald, played a role in early covert atomic weapons development in the 1920s and ’30s. (JFK Assassination)

“…Edith Rosenwald married cotton merchant Edgar Bloom Stern of New Orleans where the pair founded radio station WDSU…WDSU, for a long time New Orleans only tv station, gave legendary airtime to Lee Harvey Oswald for the construction of his image as a Marxist. The Sterns have been identified as silent partners in Pennsylvania’s Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation [NUMEC], a company charged with diverting and smuggling radioactive fuels to Israel, and with using its workforce as human lab rats for ‘fallout studies’”. (JFK Assassination)

Was Rosenwald’s Daughter (Edith Stern) Involved in JFK’s Assassination?

“MCP relates that an updated edition of Final Judgement [by Michael Collins Piper] included new information from a ‘source with intimate, high-level knowledge about the NUMEC nuclear plant in Pennsylvania that smuggled nuclear material to Israel (see Ch.8) provided documentation..that the family of Edith Rosenwald Stern.. were key financiers behind NUMEC. Mrs. Stern was the closest friend of Clay Shaw…[Clay Shaw was put on trial for the assassination of JFK]'”  According to Piper, “Israel achieved its nuclear weapons capabilities precisely because of the assassination of President Kennedy.” (Polio Forever)

John Perkins’ Connection to Chicago and the Priory of Sion

Julius Rosenwald was the President and CEO of Sears based in Chicago. Thomas G. Ayers, father of Weatherman Bill Ayers, and partner of Gaylord Freeman and John Drick, both Grand Masters of the Priory of Sion, at First National Bank of Chicago, was on the board of Sears.  Thomas Ayers funded President Obama’s rise to power. (The Synarchy)

Note: John Perkins’ Christian Community Development Association is based in Chicago and held its first annual conference in Chicago.

See also: The Prieuré de Sion