10 Things You Should Know About John MacArthur.

John MacArthur is a prominent American pastor, author, and speaker known for his conservative theological stance and his influential ministry. Here are 10 things to know about John MacArthur:

Background: John MacArthur was born on June 19, 1939, in Los Angeles, California. He grew up in a Christian home and later attended Talbot Theological Seminary.

Grace Community Church: MacArthur has served as the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, since 1969. Under his leadership, the church has grown significantly and has become known for its strong commitment to expository preaching.

The Master's University and Seminary: MacArthur founded The Master's University in 1985, formerly known as Los Angeles Baptist College. He also established The Master's Seminary in 1986. Both institutions are dedicated to training and equipping students with a solid biblical foundation.

Expository Preaching: MacArthur is a proponent of expository preaching, which involves carefully studying and explaining the meaning of biblical texts in their original context. He is widely recognized for his thorough verse-by-verse teaching style.

Book Ministry: MacArthur is a prolific author and has written numerous books, many of which have become bestsellers. Some of his notable works include "The Gospel According to Jesus," "Charismatic Chaos," "The MacArthur Study Bible," and "Slave: The Hidden Truth About Your Identity in Christ." John has written nearly 400 books and study guides.

Shepherd's Conference: Since 1980, MacArthur has organized and hosted the annual Shepherd's Conference, which gathers pastors and church leaders for teaching, encouragement, and fellowship. The conference focuses on biblical exposition and pastoral ministry.

Controversies: MacArthur has been involved in several theological controversies throughout his ministry. Notably, he has taken strong positions against certain theological movements, such as the charismatic movement and the social justice movement, which have drawn both support and criticism.

Calvinistic Theology: MacArthur aligns with Reformed theology and holds to a Calvinistic understanding of soteriology. His teaching emphasizes God's sovereignty in salvation and the importance of the doctrines of grace.

Radio Ministry: MacArthur's radio program, "Grace to You," has been broadcasted since 1977. It features his expository preaching and is syndicated on numerous radio stations around the world. The program also provides resources, such as sermon transcripts and study guides.

Influence and Legacy: Over the years, John MacArthur has had a significant impact on the evangelical community, particularly through his emphasis on biblical authority, sound doctrine, and expository preaching. His ministry continues to inspire and challenge Christians globally.

Nissan Gharti Magar is a Pastor of God's Plan Church. He loves to write faith-based Blogs.

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