Sunday, February 19, 2012
Dispensationalism is in a meltdown.
John McArthur in a Revelation sermon said, "There will be worship there [in a rebuilt temple], such as the world has never seen." Setting up the sacrificial system again with Christ on an [earthly] throne.
But Jesus said, "The time will come when you will not worship here or in Jerusalem but you shall worship the father in spirit and in truth."
Though Dr. McArthur calls himself "a leaky dispensationalist," as he zealously advocates dispensationalism worldwide. He is an evangelical voice in the world with 40 million sermon downloads.
This leads to a huge unqualified evangelical support for national Israel. This idolatry is inflaming the whole middle east and leading us to another world war. Christians are right in step, eliding themselves with the American right, the Israel lobby, the neoconservatives - all of which now control our foreign policy of endless middle east wars. Iran is next, even as we see Israel continuing its anti-Iran public relations campaign.
Dispes see no future, naturally fall for birth control and few children. John McArthur encourages birth control too (with prayer), stating that there is no way to know if the birth control pill is an abortifacient. [in his book Right Thinking in a World Gone Wrong.]
Some congregations go so far as to discourage children from the worship service. God required even the suckling babes to hear the words of the law. This leads to birth imploding churches with no full size vans in the parking lot.