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.
It has been said the easiest person to deceive is yourself. And there is no deception with greater consequences than to think you’re a Christian when, truth is, you’re not. That’s a deception that not only affects your life today . . . it determines your eternity. So . . . where do you stand? Hear more from John MacArthur, on GRACE TO YOU.
On the next GRACE TO YOU, John MacArthur is continuing his look at . . .The Bible-Driven Church. He will be focusing on how to honor Christ in the way you minister to people in your church who might not be so easy to love. It’s a message titled . . . “Dealing with Problem People.”
When things in your church aren’t what you’d want them to be, what do you do? Should you stay put or find a different fellowship? John MacArthur shows you how important the local church should be in your life and what it really means to be committed to the body of Christ, on GRACE TO YOU.
There are many miracles that get our attention at Christmas . . . the virgin birth . . . the star of Bethlehem. . . the angels singing . . . and more. Yet, even more important than the miraculous circumstances of Christ’s birth is the reason that He came.Hear more,on GRACE TO YOU with John MacArthur.
In times of trouble, when trials are all around, what kind of person should you lean on for strength,courage, and spiritual help? And how can you make sure you’re someone others would run toward in their dark days? Get answers on GRACE TO YOU with John MacArthur.