John MacArthur: “We Will Not Bow”

Family is the microcosm of society; when there is disorder in the family, society falls apart. John MacArthur preaches a thought-provoking sermon on this subject, in We Will Not Bow, which helps us to understand how America has crumbled from the destruction of its roots (the family), and has continued down its path of destruction at a terrifyingly speedy rate. MacArthur states that of all the terrorist attacks on our country from outside groups, the greatest terror inflicted upon us originates from within, by the United States Supreme Court. These attacks: the legalization of abortion and the legalization of same-sex marriage. But it isn’t specifically about each attack by itself, it’s about one single goal, which is to eliminate all forms of biblical marriage, thus eliminating family. This eliminates those small units (provided by families), that stand up against the “corruption that seeks to dominate.” If this isn’t damaging enough, churches in America that refuse to conform, are being deserted and unsupported, leaving the churches to fend for themselves.

The first significant attack on the family: the legalization of abortion. MacArthur explains, that if you go back to contraception, it all starts with the feminist movement. “Now when contraception comes in, you have sex without children. For the first time, the greatest restraint against having sex is eliminated.” It doesn’t matter then, how many a sex partners persons have, because this contraceptive prevents the conception of a child. But, wait…what if, like MacArthur says, the pill messes up once? Well, then, the child can be killed. No worries. What’s the purpose then, in waiting until one is married to start a family? What’s the purpose in even getting married? Well, there is none, because babies can be born without the sexual intercourse between a man and his wife, which leads to the next attack.

The second destruction to family was the nationwide legalization of same-sex marriage–the final blow to the family unit. “Since marriage is vital to God’s design, for ordered society, sensible civilization—civilization able to enjoy common grace—since marriage is, by God’s design, His way to pass on order, to pass on peace, to pass on temporal blessing, and even to pass on righteousness from one generation to the next, family has always been under assault.” And now an actual living being can be transplanted from one mother’s womb, to that of a lesbian, so that child can be born outside the natural conception through intercourse between a husband and wife. The natural formation of a family designed by God, has been obliterated.

As MacArthur stated more than once: these corruptions are not new. In fact, they’ve been here since Genesis–after the fall. All sexual perversions including polygamy, incest, prostitution, rampant homosexuality, have all been here. So what is the goal? “The objective is not simply to redefine gender. The objective is not simply to redefine marriage. The objective is to destroy what God has designed.” Well, it has finally happened, thanks to the people in our Supreme Court.

But the pastor made an extremely profound, sincere statement that I truly believe is the best way to close this article: “We don’t bow down to Caesar. We bow to our king.” This article is basically a quick summarization of this sermon which goes into greater detail on a couple of the points I selected to go in this post. It deserves to be heard, as it will educate believers and non-believers, the true Christian approach to these very serious problems. While many will brush this aside and call it a product of hate, I pray that it will open some eyes, and open hearts, and turn unrepentant souls against their sins, and into a steadily growing relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.


5 thoughts on “John MacArthur: “We Will Not Bow”

  1. I’m sorry, but how can a Supreme Court ruling “destroy what God designed?” Is the Supreme Court more powerful than God?

    Simply because the world wants to change how we define family and marriage does not mean that the True Christian approach *must* change with it. As you quoted, “these corruptions are not new…” So how has something that has been around from Genesis “finally happened, thanks to the people in our Supreme Court?”

    Perhaps before trying to take the speck out of someone’s eye, you should take the plank out of yours. Personally, I find this article much more fitting in light of the Supreme Court Ruling:

    • Thank you, sir, for including this link to an article that you believe “more fitting” regarding the Supreme Court Ruling. I read it over twice, and of the comments I read so far, I would suggest you read the reply made by Richard Worden Wilson. In it is a well thought out and developed analysis of this article you just shared with me. I wouldn’t be so quick to jump on the bandwagon with someone whose argument, in places has “jumped the rails of rationality,” derailed, then crashed and landed into hypocrisy, distortion of truth, and conformity to secular worldview. Perhaps your username should be changed to: simple-minded.

      • Lol, normally it’s atheists who are flinging insults at me…Of course, you ignored the questions in my comment and went straight for the attack on the link I provided.

        Anyways, something for you to consider:

        You have a daughter who has decided to be baptized. Being a good mother, you want to get her a new dress. So you take her to a local dress shop where you’ve gone before and bought dresses for your daughter (you’ve even recommended it to some of your friends). When the owner (who turns out is an atheist) hears that this is for your daughters baptism, they refuse to provide you with a dress for the occasion because they object due to their lack of religious beliefs.

        How would this kind of treatment make you feel? Would you ever go back to that dress shop? What would you think of the owner for refusing to provide you dress for your daughters baptism?

    • JULY 27, 2015 AT 4:47 AM EDIT
      Every question you asked prior to the link you provided, would have been answered in full had you taken the trouble of clicking on the link I provided within my blog, which will direct you to MacArthur’s full sermon. The example you provided for me, is in short, almost identical to one of the points MacArthur made in his sermon:

      “This is not about same-sex marriage. This is about the total obliteration of the family. So that there will be no more family, no more covenants. No more private, sovereign units that stand up against the corruption.” Same-sex marriage is an issue, but it is only the tip of the iceberg. We have such a narrow focus on just the issue, that we don’t see what the allowance of it, is doing in the long run. This country is being harrassed by the Supreme Court, the people “most responsible to protect it—those who are to uphold the law,” are using it for their own purposes, which is to destroy God’s natural creation of family.

      It would be disheartening, to walk into a dress shop in hopes to purchase a dress for a baptism, and then being refused service by someone who does not believe in Jesus Christ–and by the way, Christianity is not a religion. There are many of people who are religious, but they do not love God. Anyway, this refusal of service to me, is one of those narrow focuses that only becomes a huge problem through hype. Honestly, I would take my business elsewhere, but I would keep the dress shop owner in my prayers.

      • What should be gleaned from MacArthur’s sermon, but seems missing from your post, is that for those who believe in God should continue to believe in God and live according to His statutes. What the world around us believes or accepts is more often opposed to what God-fearing Christians believe, this of course is nothing “new” to God. He’s been dealing with the same human transgressions since Genesis.

        How you or I live our lives and how we raise our families, should not reflect the world’s definitions of marriage or family, rather it should reflect God’s definition. This again has not changed and the Supreme Court ruling does not impact how you and I live or how we define family.

        As Christians, we are as guilty as the sinner next to us, we do not have the ability to “Preach judgment” as MacArthur is calling for. Rather we should preach the grace and truth that comes from Jesus Christ. The truth that says “I am a sinner” and the grace that says “I am saved by the mercy of God.”

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