Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The Fast Change of Doctrine At Grace Community Church


Link  to TGC's facebook page announcment.

***UPDATE at the bottom***

I'm so old that I remember when MacArthur taught & wrote against evolution and for Creation in 6 literal days by God's Word.
I'm so old that I remember when MacArthur spoke and wrote against looking to politics to change a culture.
I'm so old that I remember when MacArthur honored law enforcement at GCC & taught on the honor and respect needed toward our government as Scripture dictates.
I'm so old that I remember when MacArthur wrote that down through the ages in all of Scripture (Law, Prophets, the Gospels & Epistles) God condemns homosexuality.
I'm so old that I remember when MacArthur taught against the RCC.
I'm so old that I remember when MacArthur and GCC taught against the Charismatic Movement and had an entire conference and book against it.
Yet TGC promotes evolution, social justice, Marxism, Black Liberation theology, sodomy, Catholicism and more.


One of the scheduled TGC speakers is Jamin Groogin, co- author of "The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb". His book’s acknowledgements include two mystics Eugene Peterson (“The Message” book) and Dallas Willard (spiritual formation). Jean Vanier, who is a Roman Catholic philosopher and theologian. John Perkins is a social justice activist.  These men cannot be labeled as being faitihful to the King's way of biblical Christianity since they incorporate things of the world as well as demons (mysticism is demonic). 


GCC has since, removed the tweet from their Twitter account. Below is the update. John MacArthur is still speaking at TGC, which shows GCC is still approving of the ministry.  TGC is an entire unit and body.  It stands for something and against something. Perfect agreement is not the issue, but its foundation, founders, associations, content, over time reveals if the ministry or person is of Christ. Because of TGC's founder Tim Keller and because of it's doctrinal triage we're seeing the bad fruit. TGC is waxing worse because its root is wicked. 

Previously it was announced that The Gospel Coalition and Grace Community Church were partnering together on a TGC 2018 West Coast Conference this October 16–18.
While both of our organizations give thanks for the good work the other is doing for the cause of Christ, we have reached the mutual decision that it is best to host the conference at another venue.
Over the past two weeks, because of some administrative misunderstandings and some differences in ministry emphasis and approach, it has become clear that the best way forward for all involved is to move the conference to another location in the Los Angeles area. The conversations leading to this conclusion have been gracious and friendly. We gladly recognize the fruitfulness and faithfulness in each other’s ministries.
Finally, it should be noted that the conference is still happening during the original dates, and we are pleased to report that John MacArthur will still be a featured speaker. More information about a new location will be released as soon as plans are finalized.

~TGC's Facebook page


lyn said...

Talking out of both sides of their mouths is becoming a growing trend with these celebrity preachers. They go with whatever brings them the most popularity...and money. Praise God I am not caught up in organized religion!!

lyn said...

So it's okay to yoke yourselves to those who speak/preach falsely, as long as it benefits JMac right? He speaks out of both sides of his mouth, truly God is exposing the charlatans at a rapid rate isn't He? Thanks for the update.

emerybayblues said...

Apparently it’s not going to be at GCC after all. Curious why it was convened there on the first place.

Unknown said...

I just read that because of an out lash of criticisms, the use of GCC is cancelled. It is incredible that Grace Community Church was willing to partner in the first place with a false teaching coalition that is all about the social gospel and not Biblical in their teachings what so ever. And as you wrote they are unbiblical in many ways. What has happened to the faithful ministers of God's Truth? They are becoming fewer and fewer.

Darrel said...

For your further research, Denise:

lyn said...

This sermon is prior to JMac's latest stunt, but certainly would include him if it were preached today - the gospel of charismatic calvinism, found at

lyn said...

It doesn't matter if this has been cancelled, the FACT that JM was willing to allow it to begin with says it all. It is only out of concern for JM's 'good name' that this was cancelled, and NOT because anyone was concerned about upholding God's precious truth.

When you are more concerned about your own reputation than you are about God and His truth, that says much.

Unknown said...

In doing a google search I found this and wondered if you had seen this also? It shows that John MacArthur has been partnering with people from the Gospel Coalition for many years.

Duane & Patricia said...

I looked on their Twitter account and couldn't find that tweet. Where did you get it from?

Denise said...
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Denise said...


GCC removed it from their Twitter page.I added the update however. Thank you for reminding me to do that.

Denise said...

Known--I think I might have seen it? But I can't remember. P&P really want to have a foot in the door w/ MacArthur/Phil Johnson.

Denise said...

Uknown, lynn, and emberybayblues,

It's definitely because GCC agrees with TGC, which is why they are also closely aligned with T4G (has many of the same unprincipled men).

Since your comments (not sure why I wasn't getting notified in my email so I could publish them, so I played catch up), it's become evident that MacArthur agrees with many of these socialists. He himself was connected to a social activist in 1968 when he was in Mississippi. But the ultimate final nail in the coffin was when MacArthur said in the Q&A at Ligonier's a year or so ago that it's not a sin for a Christian to bake a cake for a sodomite wedding--it's a gesture of reaching out to them and is no different than cooking a meal at a restaurant for them. That MacArthur can't see the GLARING difference between helping blasphemers celebrate their rebellion against Christ and His church by blaspheming marriage and selling a meal to someone who's hungry and just wants to eat, is totally asinine and shows his lack of biblical thinking and discernment as well as desire to engage in the social gospel.

His elders often promote TGC and Piper and both Piper and Keller are sold by GCC's bookstore. When they retire MacArthur, GCC will go full on liberal. After all, their second in line to the throne, Austin Duncan, taught that Jesus became evil incarnate on the cross and when directly challenged on that, he laughed and mocked at the one who addressed him.