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.
Can you ever pray for an unsaved friend, a job opportunity, a health problem so many times that God gets tired of hearing from you? Bottom line, is it possible to overwhelm God with your prayers? Consider that as John MacArthur begins a study on prayer from Luke 11 on GRACE TO YOU.
Today—Good Friday—is a day of sorrow for many people . . . as they mourn the shame and unspeakable suffering Jesus endured at the cross. Yet what followed His enormous sacrifice is so remarkable—so monumental—only the sinless Son of God could accomplish it. And it’s the reason that sorrow and mourning give way to joy. Hear more, on GRACE TO YOU with John MacArthur.
What do healthy marriages have in common?Communication. You’ve got to know how to talk to those you love.It’s no different in your relationship with God. To draw closer to Him, you need to know howto talk to Him.On GRACE TO YOU with John MacArthur,John’s going to look at the life of Daniel and show you how to pray more fervently and effectively.
When it comes to your salvation did you choose God or did God choose you? And how did you go from a blind sinner to someone who rejoices in the light of Christ? John MacArthur answers those questions as he looks at the source of spiritual sight. That’s on GRACE TO YOU with John MacArthur.
It’s possible to be so close to something that you can’t see it clearly. That can certainly happen to Christians with the teachings of Christ. We can become so familiar with Christ’s Words and the great doctrines of our faith—they sort of lose their power. Hear more from John MacArthur on GRACE TO YOU.