John F. MacArthur quotes

  • If we could condense all the truths of Christmas into only three words, these would be the words: 'God with us.'
    -- John F. MacArthur

    #Would Be #Three #Three Words

  • We should not be entertained by the sins for which Christ died.
    -- John F. MacArthur

    #Sin #Christ #Should

  • You can’t confuse childlike faith with childish thinking.
    -- John F. MacArthur

    #Thinking #Childlike #Childlike Faith

  • The true gospel is a call to self-denial. It is not a call to self-fulfillment.
    -- John F. MacArthur

    #Self #Denial #Fulfillment

  • We tend to focus our attention at Christmas on the infancy of Christ. The greater truth of the holiday is His deity. More astonishing than a baby in the manger is the truth that this promised baby is the omnipotent Creator of the heavens and the earth!
    -- John F. MacArthur

    #Christmas #Baby #Holiday

  • Nothing in the Christian life is more important than forgiveness-our forgiveness of others and God's forgiveness of us.
    -- John F. MacArthur

    #Forgiveness #Christian #Important

  • Contrary to popular opinion, the most important characteristic of a godly mother is not her relationship with her children. It is her love for her husband. The love between husband and wife is the real key to a thriving family. A healthy home environment cannot be built exclusively on the parents' love for their children. The properly situated family has marriage at the center; families shouldn't revolve around the children.
    -- John F. MacArthur

    #Mother #Husband #Children

  • Christians actually need to be confronted by their real need-an understanding of God's holiness and their own sinfulness-so they can be usable to Him for His Glory. When we have a right relationship to God, every aspect of our lives will settle into its divinely ordained place. ... We are still to need other needs but it begins with a high view of God.
    -- John F. MacArthur

    #Christian #Real #Views

  • If I’m not showing grace . . . have I forgotten the grace I’ve been shown?
    -- John F. MacArthur

    #Grace #Forgotten

  • It wasn't a potential atonement actuated by the sinner, it was an actual atonement initiated by the savior.
    -- John F. MacArthur

    #Atonement #Savior #Sinner

  • These were specific enablements given to certain believers for the purpose of authenticating or confirming God's Word when it was proclaimed in the early church before the Scriptures were written. The temporary sign gifts included prophecy (revelatory prophecy7), miracles, healings, tongues, and interpretation of tongues. The sign gifts had a unique purpose: to give the apostles credentials, that is, to let the people know that these men all spoke the truth of God. Once the Word of God was inscripturated, the sign gifts were no longer needed and they ceased
    -- John F. MacArthur

    #Healing #Men #Unique

  • Why is discipline important? Discipline teaches us to operate by principle rather than desire. Saying no to our impulses (even the ones that are not inherently sinful) puts us in control of our appetites rather than vice versa. It deposes our lust and permits truth, virtue, and integrity to rule our minds instead.
    -- John F. MacArthur

    #Integrity #Discipline #Lust

  • I am a free man, the slave of Christ;
    -- John F. MacArthur

    #Men #Christ #Slave

  • You say you do not know what God's will is, but I'll tell you what it is. Above all it is that you know Christ and then that your neighbors hear about Christ. That is His will. So often we sit around twiddling our thumbs, dreaming about God's will in some distant future when we are not even willing to stand up on our own two feet, walk down the street, and do God's will right now.
    -- John F. MacArthur

    #Dream #Two #Feet

  • For the faithful, Spirit-filled Christian, every place becomes a place of prayer.
    -- John F. MacArthur

    #Christian #Prayer #Faithful