Awhile back, I sent the letter included
below to Dr. John MacArthur. It has been sent to him both by e-mail and
through the U.S. post office. Some of you have expressed interest in
hearing Dr. MacArthur's response to my letter. Simply put, the response is
complete silence. At least as of now, Dr. Albert Mohler will still be
preaching and teaching at the Shepherds' Conference hosted by John
MacArthur's Grace Community Church. Faithful Phinehas plunged a javelin
through the Israelite man who was fornicating with the Moabite woman in
the camp of God's people, killing both. Albert Mohler has committed open
spiritual fornication with the Romish whore and John MacArthur, rather
than doing due execution with the sword of the Spirit, invites Mohler
to teach the Lord's people at the Shepherds' Conference! "Oh that
my head were waters, and mine eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep
day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people!"
----- Original Message -----
From: Pilgrims Covenant Church
Sent: Wednesday, January 20, 2010 10:51 AM
Subject: Attn: Dr. MacArthur
when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he
was to be blamed." Galatians 2:11
Dear Dr. MacArthur,
In light of his having signed the
ecumenical Manhattan Declaration, that highly publicized document
which presents and promotes a false gospel as well as apostate
religion, will Dr. Albert Mohler still be speaking at your church's
upcoming Shepherds' Conference this March 4? I noticed that he is still
listed as a speaker on your web site. I am certain you are well
versed in the many Scriptures which command us to break fellowship with
those who teach or promote a false gospel as well as those who walk
disorderly, corrupt the church, and lead the Lord's people into error. In
light of those Scriptures, I cannot see how you could allow Dr.
Mohler to speak.
I note that the Shepherds' Conference is
being promoted as a time to "sit under the teaching of godly men--men
who have proven themselves to be passionate teachers of God's Word and
faithful shepherds of God's people." How can it be that Dr. Mohler is
a faithful shepherd of God's people when he has publicly yoked with Roman
Catholic and Orthodox priests and leaders, as well as apostate Anglican
personalities, and told the whole world that such are not only
"Christians" and "the church" but also that their
gospel is "the gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ"?
Certainly, from the Scriptures we know that our Lord Jesus Christ and His
apostles would not hold Dr. Mohler, at this time, to be a faithful
shepherd of the church which Christ "hath purchased with his own
blood." Quite the contrary. Thus, for the glory of God and the
good of His people, I hope and pray your conference will not present Dr.
Mohler as an example of a faithful shepherd.
I also note that the Shepherds'
Conference Sunday worship service is billed as ". . . an
opportunity to see the principles taught during the week put into
practice. Join with the saints as we exalt our great God and Savior
through worship in music and preaching." I do not mean to sound
sarcastic, but what principles will the Lord's people see being put in
practice if you allow Dr. Mohler to speak at your conference, and how will
his being included exalt our great God and Savior? At the very best, his
presence can only sow confusion. But worse, his presence will
disciple at least some Christians in hypocrisy, irreverence, subjective
reasoning, and bold disobedience. In fact, it will not be so only for
those who attend your conference but also for the many more who hear about
and read about it.
If you allow Dr. Mohler to speak at your
conference, you will be putting your imprimatur on his grievous error and
compromise. In this, you will then be not only desensitizing Christians to
his error, but you will also be sharing in that error and leading the
Lord's people astray. Plainly put, the lesson given will be that the
authority of God's word, the purity of the gospel, and the welfare of
Christ's blood-bought church are not at all of first importance and
essential but in reality are very secondary, non-essential matters.
I hope you will ask Dr. Mohler to repent
for signing the Manhattan Declaration, publicly announce that he has erred
and that he is removing his name from the document. Otherwise, I trust you
will not allow him to speak at your conference. Based on the word of God,
I do not hesitate to state that you have no other obedient and righteous
option. You are a very influential man. If you do what is right in this
matter, you will be doing a great service for the cause of our Lord Jesus
Christ and His people. It will also be an act of love toward Dr.
Mohler, unlike the alternative.
I would greatly appreciate it if you would
reply to my inquiry and let me know what course of action you will be
Pastor, Pilgrims Covenant Church