• The Good News About God’s Wrath

    John MacArthur,

    Ray Comfort once told me that sinners seek after God in the same way a thief seeks after a policeman. That’s a colorful way of describing the fallen human condition, but it’s also biblically accurate. The apostle Paul put it succinctly: “There is none who seeks for God” (Romans 3:11). John MacArthur expands on this … Continued

  • The Fullness of God’s Wrath

    John MacArthur,

    One of the tragic elements of our fallen nature is the inclination to evaluate our actions according to our own standards. Little wonder so many people perceive themselves as “good people.” Solomon observed, “All the ways of a man are clean in his own sight, but the Lord weighs the motives” (Proverbs 16:2). Ultimately, it … Continued

  • Sin’s Corruption of Our Conduct

    John MacArthur,

    All false religions lie to us about man. While most of them concede that man has not reached perfection, they refuse to acknowledge the bare sinful facts of life and history. They insist on offering a system of human achievement that can please God. Only God’s Word tells us the painful yet loving truth that … Continued

  • Sin’s Corruption of Our Character

    John MacArthur,

    The problem of sin isn’t fundamentally external. It’s most visible in our actions, but our actions are merely the manifestation of a corruption that comes from within. If we were using a medical metaphor, we might say Romans 3:10–12 includes a full examination of the sinner, beginning with a kind of spiritual MRI scan. This passage reveals … Continued

  • The Universal Guilty Verdict

    John MacArthur,

    “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Most Christians are familiar with Romans 3:23—perhaps too familiar. Many of us have quoted it while sharing the “Roman Road” gospel presentation. It also serves as a quick-fire explanation for why we can never find any sinless people. But how many of us have … Continued

  • God’s Unimpeachable Sovereignty

    John MacArthur,

    Few chapters in the Bible elicit as much controversy as Romans 9. The subject matter of God choosing to redeem one person over another—based solely on His sovereign choice—is an absolute affront to most modern sensibilities of fairness and justice. But the apostle Paul wasn’t bothered by those objections. In fact, he used the truth … Continued

  • Divine Sovereignty and Human Responsibility

    John MacArthur,

    Why pray to God if He sovereignly rules and reigns over our lives—isn’t His mind already made up? And if God is orchestrating every event in the universe for His glory, does that mean our choices and decisions are nothing more than pre-arranged manipulations by our Creator? Many Christians wrestle with these questions as they … Continued

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