Straight From the Pit of Hell: John Macarthur Teaches that People Who Take the Mark of the Beast can Repent and be Saved
During a Q&A session on a Wednesday night at his church, John Macarthur stated emphatically that people can take the Mark of the Beast and still repent and be saved. (The Q&A can be heard on the You Tube video below.) The following is an excerpt of his church attendee's question and John Macarthur's answer:
Question: This is in regard to the latter half of the tribulation period when men would be required to have the mark of the beast in order to buy or sell. My question is, once the person takes the mark is there any possibility of him coming to Christ?
Answer: Yes, I think in the seven year tribulation coming in the future...the tribulation is a seven year period, right? The rapture of the church, seven year tribulation, then Christ returns sets up His kingdom. Now in that seven year period really two things happen, God begins to judge the world with a series of holocausts. And at the same time He begins to redeem His people, Israel. And in the process of this, the antichrist establishes his rule and in order to function in the economy of the antichrist you have to take the mark of the beast...now the question is, if you're living in tribulation period, and you take this mark, in other words, you identify with the beast's empire will you still be able to be redeemed? And I think the answer to that is yes, yes, otherwise there would be no salvation of anybody in the end of the tribulation. And you've got to have the salvation of folks at the end of the tribulation. You're going to have the Jews redeemed, you're going to have, according to Revelation chapter 7, an innumerable number of gentiles redeemed--so many they can't even be counted across the face of the earth. So I don't think the fact that someone takes that is a sentence to permanency anymore than you being a part of this world system once in your life means you have to be part of the system all your life--especially when the 144,000 don't start their ministry till the second half--that would make it a little tough.
What does the Word of God (Revelation 14: 9-11) have to say about those who take the mark of the beast during tribulation?
"And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name."
One can listen to a recording of John Macarthur's entire response during the Q&A at WorldView Weekend Radio (Update 11/07/13: Brannon Howse has now taken the recording down from public view, however it can still be heard on the You Tube video below.) The Q&A with the question and Macarthur's answer can be heard after about 6-8 minutes from the beginning of the recording.
An Insightful and Informative Email from a Christian Regarding John Macarthur's Deception
Below is a most perceptive and informative email I received from a Christian regarding John Macarthur's assertion that people can take the mark and still be saved:
"...in the audio Macarthur said [Note: it was implied] that the Mark of the Beast is the implant. But that is not true, the Mark of the Beast is/will be the 6-pointed star, the Seal of Solomon, falsely called the Star of David. The microchip implant will be a counterfeit Mark of the beast to deceive the Laodicean Church which has missed the rapture. Why a counterfeit?
"The conspirators have arranged for counterfeits (counterfeit Antichrist, False Prophet, Mark of the Beast) for the first half of the Tribulation in order to deceive the masses. (The propaganda for this set up has been ongoing and is generally accepted by Christians - Prince Charles/William, the Pope, microchip implant.) Starting at mid-Trib, the counterfeits will be eliminated and the real Antichrist, False Prophet, Mark of the Beast will be introduced as the Jewish Messiah, his prophet, and his mark, which is the 6-pointed star/Seal of Solomon. Since the fake Antichrist/False Prophet/Mark of the Beast were believed to be the real deal, the true Antichrist/False Prophet/Mark of the Beast will be accepted as the Messiah, his prophet and mark. (Rev. 14:1)
"Many in the Laodicean church will refuse to take the chip implant believing it is the Mark of the Beast, and they will starve to death, which saves the conspirators the expense and trouble of killing them. (Remember they have 2/3 of the world to annihilate before they're done.) So church leaders like Macarthur, who are giving their followers permission to take the Mark of the Beast and still be saved, are actually setting them up for the real Antichrist and real Mark of the Beast, which will be given during the Luciferic initiation at mid-Trib. (Rev. 13) These Laodicean church members will have taken the chip implant so they can survive, believing it is the Mark of the Beast, but that's ok, they can repent later and still be saved as J Mac and other false teachers have assured them. So these people will repent and take the real Mark of the Beast (6-pointed star/Seal of Solomon) during the Luciferic initiation, and will be told they have been sealed by Christ and are saved.
"I believe this is what Macarthur is doing, setting his followers up for the Luciferic initiation where they will take the Mark of the Beast/Lucifer during a wedding ritual in which they will take vows to Lucifer and do obeisance to him. And he has been getting them accustomed to these pagan rituals in a Christian setting."
Some food for thought: Given his Masters College, Masters Seminary, Masters Academy International, Masters Kids, Masters Institute for Public Issues, etc., it should now make Christians wonder exactly who this "Master" is that reigns over John Macarthur's operations.