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Response to MacArthur

Here is an appropriate response to John MacArthur’s opening sermon from this years Shepherd’s Conference.

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Derek Webb

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This a song from Derek Webb’s upcoming album The Ringing Bell. These are the lyrics from the song entitled These Too Shall Be Made Right. You can listen to the song here. Enjoy!

This Too Shall be Made Right

People love you the most for the things you hate
They hate you for loving the things you can’t keep straight
People judge you on a curve
And tell you you’re getting what you deserve
This too shall be made right

Children cannot learn when children cannot eat
Stack them like lumber and children cannot sleep
Children dream of wishing wells
Cause water quenches all the fires of hell
This too shall be made right

The earth and the sky and sea are all holding their breath
As wars and abuses have nature groaning with death
They say we’re just trying to stay alive
It looks so much more like a way to die
This too shall be made right

Theres a time a peace, there is a time for war
A time to forgive and a time to settle the score
Time for babies to lose their lives
A time for hunger and genocide
This too shall be made right

I don’t know suffering of those outside my front door
And I join the oppressors and those I choose to ignore
I’m trading comfort for human life
And that’s not just murder its suicide
And this too shall be made right

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Many of who have already heard about the first sermon John Macarthur preached at this years Shepherd’s Conference. The sermon was entitled “Sovereign Election, Israel and eschatology” and it seems to have made quite a stir amongst many. He stated at this year’s Resolved Conference that the sermon was going to be on “why any self-respecting Calvinist is Premillenial”. That alone had many ears open and bothered many, including myself. I am looking forward to hearing this defense of pre-millenialism, although from what I hear there isn’t much to look forward to. I am not in the least convinced of this eschatological position, and I have a feeling this sermon will only enhance that.
Click here to read what one of our “Amil” brothers who heard the sermon has to say. I can say that I greatly respect this man and have learned much from him. I look forward to learning more from him, but in this area it seems that dogmatism has taken prevalence.

Click here to see what our brother Tim Challies reported from the sermon, as well as the rest of the conference.

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