The Christian Post reports:
John MacArthur recently said that while his views on hot-button issues like homosexuality are controversial, his goal as a pastor is to “offend everyone” because any brand of Christianity that is “inoffensive” isn’t Christianity at all.
“That is a sin to which humanity is susceptible, and some people have more strong desires in regards to that sin than other people do,” he said, explaining that same-sex attraction could stem from a number of issues.
“The whole purpose of the Christian message is to confront the sinner’s sin so you can call the sinner to repentance and forgiveness,” he continued. “The sinner doesn’t like that.” Acknowledging that such a perspective is considered offensive by today’s standards, the pastor asserted that his goal “is to offend everyone.”
MacArthur last appeared on JMG last year when he declared, “No one is gay. People commit adultery, they commit sins of homosexuality, they lie, they steal, they cheat.”
He’s also called the Obergefell ruling “the greatest act of terror on American soil since 9/11.” And he’s called the Catholic Church “the kingdom of Satan” and has referred to the Pope as the anti-Christ.
MacArthur is the senior pastor at California’s massive Grace Community Church.