Macarthur's Non-Conversion Statement
PHIL JOHNSON: So you’re saying...are you saying it would be difficult for you to put your finger on when your conversion took place?
JOHN MACARTHUR: Yeah. I’ve never been able to do that. And it doesn’t bother me. I think I’m one of those kids...I was one of those kids that never rebelled and always believed. And so when God did His saving work in my heart, it was not discernable to me. I went away to high school and for all I knew, I loved Christ, I was part of the ministry of the church. I went away to college and I wanted to serve the Lord and honor the Lord. I was certainly immature. But at some point along the line, I really do believe there was a transformation in my heart, but I think it may have been to some degree imperceptible to me because I didn’t ever have a rebellious time, I didn’t ever revolt against, you know, the gospel or not believe. And I guess that’s...in some ways that’s a grace act on God’s part. So that all that wonderful training found some level of fertile soil in my heart and none of it was wasted.