Megachurch Pastor John MacArthur: Denominations That Allow Gay 'Marriage' Are 'Satan's Church'
By Boaz Wadel
In the wake of the Presbyterian Church (USA)'s recent decision to celebrate same-sex "marriages," celebrity pastor John MacArthur of "Grace to You" has come out with some strong statements condemning "false churches" that abandon Biblical teachings against homosexual behavior.
"They have no allegiance to the Bible," MacArthur told The Blaze online news service. "You go back to every one of those seminaries ... for a century [they] have been deniers of biblical authority, they have no relationship to scripture, they are the apostate church, they are Satan's church."
While it seems clear MacArthur was implying that self-professed Christians who accept gay "marriage" are doing Satan's work, not necessarily worshiping the devil, it is worth noting that the actual Satanic Temple of America has called same-sex "marriage" one of its "sacraments."
MacArthur, who is Baptist, believes in the teachings of John Calvin regarding the inerrancy and literal truth of Scripture. The PCUSA also has its roots in Calvinism, but in 1967 the church updated its precepts to distance itself from Calvin and adopted a more flexible view of Biblical truth.
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