Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The History Of The Wolf Known As John MacArthur

Brothers and sisters, if you have followed my posts you know I believe it is foolish to trust any teacher you do not know well. This can only happen in a small church or gathering as the early church did. Satan has seeded the pulpits with his men and women. This goes back all the way to Paul's warning that after he departed, wolves would come in to the Church. With their great wealth, they are now dominating the pulpits and air ways. 

Following is history of the wolf known as John MacArthur. 




Welcome to The Watchman Wakes In Vain.  This is a ministry to the body of Jesus Christ.  There is much information on this website about John Macarthur who I believe is a dangerous wolf in sheep's clothes.  I have tried with this website to expose John Macarthur because I believe that his long-planned and ultimate goal is to trick young Christians into taking the Mark of the Beast.    

For foundational reading regarding John Macarthur I would suggest that Christians start with The Transformation of John Macarthur's Grace Community Church.  There are also other articles on this website about John Macarthur that will support the facts in the "Transformation" article.  I have also divided the "Transformation" article into many other smaller articles on this website (if you find yourself reading the same article twice).

On this website I've tried to be faithful to God in conveying to Christians the truths that He has led me to regarding John Macarthur as well as to other matters that may be of concern to Christians.  I thank you for your indulgence.

Bob Johnson        

(Each title in blue, links to further documentation that supports Bob Johnson's statements.)


The goal of the ecumenical movement is to create a one-world religion for the worship of Lucifer. Ecumenists (bridge-builders) in the leadership of the various denominations direct the churches to set aside their differences, find common ground, and unify. John Macarthur preaches against ecumenism, however, his family and ministry are firmly rooted in the ecumenical movement.

John Macarthur’s father, Dr. Jack Macarthur, who was close friends with high ranking Masons, belonged to the inner circle of Henrietta Mears which launched Fuller Theological Seminary, the National Association of Evangelicals, the US Center for World Missions, and the global ecumenical network of apostate evangelical organizations that are leading multitudes into the One World Religion of the Antichrist.   


At his father's request, John Macarthur attended Talbot Theological Seminary "just because of him [Rabbi Charles Feinberg], to be my mentor, my professor and [to take] every course that he offered." 


The suppression of information regarding the existence and membership of the Council for National Policy has been a major factor in deceiving Christians. The Council for National Policy evolved from the John Birch Society (JBS). The JBS was founded by Robert Welch, a 32nd degree Mason, and an agent for Nelson Rockefeller. “Welch, being a well proven 32nd degree Mason, jumped at the chance to aide and abet in the furtherance of the destruction of Christianity.” The JBS was exposed in 1977 in a report titled The Belmont Brotherhood. “This 12-page report concluded with the perceptive observation that the John Birch Society represents the most diabolical form of the Illuminati conspiracy.” Once exposed, the JBS morphed into the Council for National Policy.


John Macarthur's father was in Henrietta Mears' inner circle which launched the global ecumenical movement.  John Macarthur's alma mater, Talbot School of Theology, boasts that Mears "integrated much of the contemporary educational thought of John Dewey and others regarding student needs and learning process with the timeless content of Scripture."  John Dewey was a communist.  John Macarthur now sends his Children's Ministry to Forest Home, the camp Henrietta Mears founded.

"Forum attendees included members of the state legislature, judges, representatives from the County of Los Angeles as well as church and business leaders. They concluded the forum by asking questions on such issues such as...reformation of the U.S. court system."

"God has granted us the freedom to become everything we can become. The world is packed with riches but they must be mined out. This has always been the enterprise of man."-John Macarthur speaking at the AEI-TMC Forum

The Master's College, through the development of the Master’s Institute on Public Issues (a permanent entity within TMC), has entered a long-term partnership with the AEI in order to discuss the "role of Christians" in "shaping the future of public policy in the US." 

The American Enterprise Institute dictates policy to the United States government. The AEI leadership is comprised of Bilderbergers, CFR members, the former Governor of the Federal Reserve System, the former President of the World Bank, Trilateral Commission members, United Nations representatives...

Many of the radio stations that broadcast Macarthur's Grace To You are owned by Salem Communications. Salem Communications is directed by men who are members of the Council for National Policy.  

"...five directors of Salem Communications Company are or have been officers and directors of Council for National Policy..."

Dr. R Albert Mohler, a keynote speaker at John Macarthur's annual Pastors' Conference, holds leadership positions in two NGO's of the United Nations, has signed The Manhattan Declaration, and is subordinate to a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Dr. Mark Dever, another speaker at John Macarthur's Pastors' Conference, once dismissed 256 members of his own church for being inadaptable to his change program.

John Macarthur’s host, Greg Laurie, who sits on the board of the Billy Graham Evangelical Association, is a big supporter of the Purpose Driven movement. Greg Laurie believes the Purpose Driven movement is of God. Click here to see a picture of Laurie sitting with Rick Warren at his Harvest Crusade.

Few know that Pastor John Macarthur of Grace Community Church not only claims to have seen Dr. King's shed blood just hours after his assassination but also claims to have been in the very bathroom from which authorities say the fatal shots were fired. How did John Macarthur gain access to these most important crime scenes? And who is John Perkins?

James MacDonald has also signed The Manhattan Declaration.  His Harvest Bible Fellowship has admitted that their ministries are a TRICK! "Our men's and women's and student ministry is a TRICK to get them into small groups." To read why these ministries are a trick, then click here.


Learn about communitarianism and the dynamics of church transformation as they are being implemented in John Macarthur's network of ministries.  See that Macarthur's organization is a part of Peter Drucker and Rick Warren's purpose driven, globalist communitarian network.  Learn how the churches are involved in the implementation of the one-world government.

Learn about John Macarthur's ecumenical roots and spiritual lineage through his father's involvement at the pinnacle of the world ecumenical movement.  Learn that John Macarthur's principal financier was/is a Governor of the Council for National Policy, a Council on Foreign Relations front.  Learn about John Macarthur's globalist ministers and his ministries that partner with foreign governments and NGO's of the United Nations. See that John Macarthur has had Purpose Driven ministries flourishing at Grace Community Church for years and that he has conformed his ministries to the Leadership Network's structure and agenda.  Learn about just two of John Macarthur's globalist, communitarian friends, Al Mohler and Mark Dever.    

"In partnering with a foreign government in a housing development project, John Macarthur’s Grace Church, through TMAI Brazil, is finding its proper place and function within Peter Drucker’s Communitarian partnership (New World Order)."

John Macarthur's ministry in Honduras is called MEDA. The Vice President of Honduras, being surrounded by military men and secret police, has on at least two occasions visited MEDA. On another occasion a colonel from a local military base paid a visit to MEDA.  

When the Vice President of Honduras visited MEDA, he thanked MEDA "for its willingness to serve." The President of Honduras at the time of this visit was Manuel Zelaya. Zelaya had a close alliance with communist leaders:

"Political opponents, particularly business elites, opposed his foreign policy, including his alliance with Hugo Chavez in Venezuela, and friendship with Cuba's Raul Castro."

President Zelaya interceded with the Cuban government in order to obtain permission for Cubans to attend a conference at MEDA in order to be trained to lead "cell churches" upon their return to Cuba. 

What service is John Macarthur's training center performing in Honduras that has earned the thanks of its government?

John Macarthur's South African pastor is a leader of a Baptist World Alliance (United Nations-NGO) member organization.  His Russian head pastor and host church are also connected to the Baptist World Alliance.

The Baptist Association of El Salvador is a member of the World Council of Churches.  “The World Council of Churches has jettisoned traditional Christian missionary activity and substituted political action designed to establish a new kind of world order.”

Globeworks International "an international, interdenominational Christian mission...building a network of experienced, effective national leaders...The VISION for Globeworks is, in a word: partnering.”

Note how John Macarthur connects to the United Nations, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Council for National Policy​, the American Enterprise Institute, the Leadership Network, the Southern Baptist Convention, Freemasonry, and Rick Warren among others. 


The goal of The Leadership Network is to train leaders who will transform churches within networks that will serve the communitarian system (government/business/social sector merger). In this "new paradigm," church leaders, having received training in group facilitation skills (what the Grace Advance leadership calls "dynamic instruction" and "rich dialogical interaction"), have become change agents ready to affect social change in their communities.

What does the future hold for John Macarthur's worldwide The Master's Academy International centers? I have reason to believe the centers are now being formed into a Leadership Community.  The formation of Leadership Communities is part of the global transformation process promoted by the Leadership Network, a primary organization manipulating the churches into the communitarian partnership.


See that John Macarthur's singles ministries were based on Rick Warren's Purpose Driven model.

"I have been asked on three occasions by the leaders of GCC to come into a ministry and be an agent of change...in each of these cases that change has included casting a fresh vision, defining a new ministry culture and promote [sic] positive change." Kurt Gebhards, John Macarthur's Purpose Driven pastor

"The Church is now victim of a second attack against her, in the rampant Socialism and Sovietism that have been thrust upon her in the name of flabby and unmoral theories of 'brotherhood' and in an appeal to her 'fairness.' The church has been made to believe that she is a forum for discussion and not a high place for annunciation."

"First of all don't become antagonistic, cantankerous, rebellious against the leadership of your church because they had a 40 days thing."  “We're not trying to create a firestorm here, you know, launched from Grace To You to people who can go in and disturb the tranquility of their churches [churches that have adopted the 40 Days program].”

"I do see many transformation philosophies that echo Rick Warren or hybrid it…PD movement has infiltrated Grace Church under a different name or disguise…though perhaps only a partial disguise if PDL book was actually used or was only temporarily used…"

​More than 3 years ago Pastor John Coleman and Dr. Robert Klenck stated on their radio show that John Macarthur’s The Guild and The Foundry were both ministries following the Purpose Driven model. Dr. Klenck, who is a foremost Christian expert on the Church Growth/ Purpose Driven Movement, stated on that radio show: “Not only is it [the Purpose Driven model] there [at Grace Community Church], but it is going at full speed.”

​John Piper, whose church is hosting Rick Warren as a keynote speaker at his 2010 Desiring God conference and who has proclaimed, "at root, I think he [Rick Warren] is theologically and doctrinally sound," spoke at John Macarthur's European Bible Training Center's Shepherds' Conference in October, 2009. His speech was entitled, "Feel Christ." 


"...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..." "So I don't think the fact that someone takes that [the mark of the Beast] is a sentence to permanency..." (John Macarthur during a Q&A session at his church)

John Macarthur's deceitful teaching is conditioning Christians to be slaves of the Anti-christ.

"We don't want to get caught into this bizarre notion that somehow in the actual fluid that came out of the body of Jesus there is saving power or saving efficacy"-John Macarthur

Quotes from John Macarthur: "I believe it is a serious misunderstanding to think of the believer as having both an old and new nature. Believers do not have dual personalities...there is no such thing as an old nature in the believer."   "I'm not convinced there are two natures; I think you have one new nature that has the possibility of sinning."  But the Lord Jesus Christ had two natures, the human and the divine.

Contrary to John Macarthur's teaching, scripture indicates the Anti-christ will be a Jew.  In claiming the Antichrist will be a Muslim, and in stating that Christians can take the Mark of the Beast and still get to Heaven, John Macarthur is promoting the counterfeits that will deceive the masses during the Tribulation. 

In an article titled "Unforgivable?" written on Oct 30, 2013, Phil Johnson, the Executive Director of John Macarthur's Grace To You declared, "Though there is a stern warning against taking the mark of the Beast in Revelation 14, the sin is not categorically said to be unpardonable. (That would contradict Matthew 12:31.)"  According to Phil Johnson, taking the mark of the Beast is not unpardonable and does not constitute blasphemy against the Holy Spirit! Phil goes on to state, "Revelation 19:20 indicates that multitudes will take the mark of the Beast because they are deceived. Scripture does not say that they are thereby automatically hardened forever against repentance." Then in contradictory fashion, Phil also states, "Clearly, receiving the mark is a sin that will send those who commit it to hell." 

"MacArthur's formula...seems to be as follows: Man's obedience + man's service to Christ = SALVATION. Does not this formula indicate salvation by works? The Bible consistently teaches that salvation is not based on man's works, but on the Person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ."

"Did Christ actually pay the penalty for everybody's sins? And if He did pay the penalty for everyone's sins then the suffering for sin was already accomplished. How in the world could someone then have to suffer eternally for their sin?...If sinners are sent to hell to pay forever for their sins, their sins could not have been paid for by Christ on the cross."-John Macarthur

"We teach that, in the incarnation, the second person of the Trinity laid aside His right to the full prerogatives of coexistence with God, assumed the place of a Son, and took on an existence appropriate to a servant while never divesting Himself of His divine attributes." (The Master's Seminary Statement of Faith) 

"This statement implies that prior to the incarnation Christ had not assumed the place of a Son. Also it implies that Christ did not assume the role of a Son until the incarnation. However, the Bible teaches that Sonship is not a role that Christ played, nor is it a place that He assumed. Sonship relates to Christ’s essential identity. He has always existed as the Son; He has forever been in the bosom of the Father (John 1:18). Sonship is not something that He ever assumed."

According to John Macarthur's The Master's Seminary Statement of Faith-God: "We teach that the work of the Holy Spirit in this age began at Pentecost when He came from the Father as promised by Christ..."  But what does the Lord Jesus Christ say?

"Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you." (John 16:7)

"John MacArthur hosts a youth conference which is called the 'Resolved Conference.' Thousands of young people attend and listen to Christian lyrics sung to the heavy drum beat of rock music. There is no question that rock music is accepted and approved by John MacArthur and his church." 


Why was John Macarthur's father, Dr. Jack Macarthur, a "close personal friend" with a high ranking Freemason? Was Jack Macarthur also a high ranking Freemason? And why are Freemasons posing as Christians?  

The logos for both John Macarthur's Grace To You and The Master's College are masonic/occult symbols. 

Most Christians are unaware that the directional compass is an important device used in ritual high magic.  The compass shown at the top of John Macarthur's Outreach ministry's webpage also depicts a six-pointed star (the compass needle's alignment combined with the four coordinates). 

The first sentence of a Masonic sermon proclaims, "Masonic conduct is to adore the Grand Architect of the Universe.” Dr. Lawson states that "God is the ARCHITECT… ushering in His sovereign purposes on a GRAND scale."

"You must wear your color and chant your team name, with soap, mud, and pigs, the sports are far from tame."


For "denying himself and picking up his cross" part time, John Macarthur earns more than the President of the United States. 

John Macarthur's "Grace To You," financed with Christian donations, pays a corporation solely owned by his son-in-law, approximately $700,000 per year for its services.  


PHIL: 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.

Listen to commentary regarding John Macarthur's conversion statement by clicking here.


See how Christian church policy is determined by a satanic hierarchy, secret societies, intelligence agencies, foundations, and the United Nations.

"Evangelical churches will be the chief instrument to bring the New World Order to birth"

A Letter of Warning to Kurt Gebhards' Hickory Harvest Church, the Harvest Bible Chapel Affiliate in North Carolina: "A Church of Life Groups."  "Our men’s and women’s and student ministry is a TRICK to get them into small groups”  In fact, the entire agenda at Harvest Bible Fellowship is a Satanic trick.  

​The church growth movement is magic and mind control cloaked as Christianity.  Group member interaction (also known as group dynamics) in churches infiltrated by the church growth movement is often referred to by church growth change agents as “synergy” or “synergy of energy.” The meaning or definition of group synergy is that the “group mind,” taken as an entity, is something different and greater than the sum of the minds of the individual group members. Its formation is often depicted by the equation, 2+2=5. What church growth change agents don’t explain is where the extra “one” in this equation comes from. It comes from the influence of the group demon which has been invoked. This group/team demon is called an “egregore.”

The Manhattan Declaration, drafted by a member of the Council on Foreign Relations who serves UNESCO, and signed in Oct/Nov 2009, is an Evangelical/Roman Catholic/Eastern Orthodox manifesto which represents another ecumenical (bridge-building) milestone toward the final goal of creating a one-world religion for the worship of Lucifer. The dialectical process had been utilized in achieving this ecumenical unity as diversity was able to set aside its theological differences and find common ground on three social issues: life, marriage, and liberty.

Drug Terminology at Rick Warren's Saddleback Church 

Saddleback's college-age ministry is called Crave. This ministry meets at The Refinery. Crave's weekly e-news is called The Fix. With a craving for drugs comes the need for a fix (slang for an intravenous injection of a drug, esp heroin). Refineries process opium into heroin. 

Rick Warren's Junior High ministry at Saddleback is called Wildside

The Watchman Watches In Vain
Bob Johnson


  1. Dear Warren,

    Please click on the link below to read the finest expose ever written about John Macarthur. This 5-part expose was written by Barbara Aho of Watch Unto Prayer and is a thoroughly researched work that proves Macarthur is a fraud and a very dangerous one at that. Please read this extraordinary expose and please spread the word by sending this link to your friends.

    Thanks again and blessings to you,

    Bob Johnson

    1. I just listened to the recording, and I can see where Macarthur may be right about this. The bible does not specifically say that there is a point where you can no longer be redeemed. Salvation is possible regardless of the sin that was committed -- right up until the very end.

  2. Please hear me. Countless millions are going to take the mark of the beast.

    You already have denied Christ in your heart.

    How insane to trust MacArthur and deny Jesus.

    Luke 12: 8 “But I tell you, the Son of Man will acknowledge before God’s angels everyone who acknowledges me before people. 9 But whoever denies me before people will be denied before God’s angels.

    Millions have confessed Jesus and willingly died in the past. Even today some are choosing to die for the name of Jesus, today.

    You have denied Jesus in your heart, and we do not even know what the mark is! Pray to God that he will forgive you. The mark has not been revealed.