Government is ordained by God for the preservation of life and property. And those who serve it do so as ministers of God. Now that isn’t to say they’re all Christians that isn’t to say they all do every thing they ought to do. It is to say that in the design of government they serve a divine purpose.Hear more from John MacArthur on GRACE TO YOU.
Benjamin Franklin said, “In this world nothing is certain . . . except death and taxes.” Well, with taxes in mind . . . if your government uses tax money for things you disagree with as a Christian, what should you do—what does Scripture say? Find out as John MacArthur explains on GRACE TO YOU.
Perhaps you’ve heard that capital punishment is the only appropriate penalty for murder—the eye-for-an-eye, tooth-for-a-tooth principle the Bible talks about. And maybe you’ve also heard that the death penalty deters crime. But doesn’t God say, “Vengeance is mine; I will repay”? And how do you dismiss all the statistics that seem to show that there is no link between capital punishment and crime deterrence? Hear more, on GRACE TO YOU with John MacArthur.
You’ve heard the political slogans . . . “A future to believe in” . . . “change we need.”They’re based on a simple premise:That the people in power aren’t fulfilling their basic responsibilities.But in order to know what government should look like . . . you have to first answer the question . . . why does government exist? What is its God-given purpose? Hear more,on GRACE TO YOU with John MacArthur.
It seems that every presidential election here in the United States stirs concern and anxiety about the future of this country. And that can be good—it can increase your desire for heaven. But while you’re serving the Lord here . . . how can you make sure your earthly citizenship honors Christ? And, if someone who rejects God and His Word comes to power . . . does your responsibility change? Find out,on GRACE TO YOU with John MacArthur.
Say that your government misuses tax revenue . . . makes laws based on political correctness, not morality . . . and tends to deal harshly with its critics. How can submitting to a government like that further your Christian testimony? Wouldn’t it be better—make a stronger statement—to protest against, and even disobey, government actions that dishonor God?Hear more from John MacArthur on GRACE TO YOU.
It’s been said that resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. Well, that could be true, depending on the circumstances—for example if the government commands you to do something that violates Scripture,you need to obey God, not man. But if you live in a democratic republic, like the United States, how can you honor God with your vote? And how should you respond to a government whose policies are opposed to God’s Word? Find out, on GRACE TO YOU with John MacArthur.
You’ve heard of Nero . . . the first-century Roman emperor who outlawed Christianity and murdered thousands of believers. What did the apostle Paul—who lived in that society—say about the Roman government? How do his words apply to you today . . . no matter what kind of government you live under? Find out on GRACE TO YOU with John MacArthur.
When legislators pass laws that run counter to Scripture—what should you do? And how much priority should you place on political activism? Bottom line, what’s a Christian’s responsibility to government? Find out,on GRACE TO YOU with John MacArthur.
From time to time, John MacArthur—pastor, author, and the featured Bible teacher here on GRACE TO YOU—will set aside an evening service to answer questions from his congregation at Grace Community Church. Well, today you get to listen in on one of those Q&A sessions—stay here as John answers questions that, more than likely, you have had as you’ve studied God’s Word.That’s on GRACE TO YOU with John MacArthur.
Without question it is God’s most celebrated attribute—His love. But if God is so loving, why is there suffering in the world? Does God love everyone the same? And what is it about God’s love exactly that will strengthen you—even in your darkest days? Find out on this edition of GRACE TO YOU with John MacArthur.
This year has been a year like no other in recent memory, marked by an unprecedented health crisis and societal lockdowns, punctuated by widespread, brazen, and often violent unrest. And when you factor into those troubling realities the response of some government leaders, the problems seem only worse. Recently, John MacArthur stepped into the pulpit to ask the question “A Nation Under God?” On this special broadcast of “Grace to You,” listen as John brings the stabilizing truth of God’s Word to bear on America’s unraveling social fabric.
You hear the gospel and pray the sinner’s prayer. You faithfully serve your church. And you tell others about Christ. Yet one day, you stand before the God you claim to know . . . and find out, to your horror,that He doesn’t know you! How could that possibly happen? John MacArthur answers that on GRACE TO YOU.
On this edition of GRACE TO YOU, John MacArthur discusses “Four Ways to Miss Heaven.” He is going to show you the horrible consequences of sin . . . consequences you’ll face if you miss out on heaven. It’s a critical conclusion to his series called . . .The Sinfulness of Sin.
On today's edition of GRACE TO YOU, John MacArthur is helping you take a penetrating look at your spiritual condition—down to the heart attitudes no one can see . . . the place where sin can take root. Every Christian needs to regularly inspect those attitudes, and John’s study will help you do that.