When asked during a recent Q&A for a biblical interpretation of the events that transpired earlier this month in Charlottesville, Virginia, where white supremacists duked it out with violent leftist thugs, and one young woman died, pastor John F. MacArthur replied with the truth.
All the current drama and turmoil in society — from the increased media attention on white supremacist groups to the rise of frequent anti-cop, anti-Confederate, anti-you name it protests and riots — has little to do with racism, bigotry, slavery and whatever else, MacAruther said, but rather with a breakdown in basic Christian family values.
“(Y)ou have a whole generation of young people that have been taught a twisted perverted inverted upside down and backwards moral law … And the dominant part of this new morality is, ‘I’m the most important person in the world, it’s all about me.'”
And the increasingly disturbing acts we see happening around us are merely manifestations of this evil, said MacArthur, the pastor of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California.
“And we have only begun to see it once it’s unleashed,” he said. “And it’s going to start coming in all kinds of forms because of the breakdown of moral law, the breakdown of the conscience, the breakdown of the family, and because of the incessant assaults on governing authorities.”
Take the newfound attention being given to white supremacist groups.
“No one tolerates white supremacists,” MacArthur rightly noted, the point being that the society-wide racism and bigotry of the Jim Crow era is long gone. And he would know. He saw that racism and bigotry firsthand.
“I was in the room — when Martin Luther King was assassinated — with those black leaders, and we went to Memphis, and I stood on the blood spots on that motel with those men,” he said. “And I stood in the little bathroom on top of the toilet where James Earl Ray shot him out the window. Those men were my friends; that was my community.”
But those days are in the past. What’s happening now, MacArthur maintained, runs much deeper.
“That’s not what’s going on there in Charlottesville or any of these other demonstrations,” he said. “This is the wretched fallen human heart feeling like it can rise to any level that is not completely controlled.”
Check out his full response below:
What MacArthur said was raw wisdom — the type never seen in media and hated by the left. The fact is there isn’t an epidemic of racism, bigotry and whatever else in America. There’s an epidemic of amorality rooted in the pernicious erosion of basic Christian family values.
And as MacArthur warned at the end: “Get ready, I don’t think it’s going to go away.”
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