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A Question for Pastor John F. MacArthur

Dear Pastor MacArthur,


Your comments concerning Beth Moore and women like her seem shame-filled, judgmental and clearly challenged by the word of God and the life of His Son while on the earth.  Please consider these scriptures found in the book of Luke concerning those who supported Jesus’ ministry.




After this, Jesus traveled about from one town and village to another, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God.  The Twelve were with him, and also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (called Magdalene) from who seven demons had come out; Joanna the wife of Cuza, the manager of Herod’s household; Susanna; and many others.  These women were helping to support them out of thier own means.  (Luke 8:1-3)


These women were brave, courageous, supportive and bold.  They were unashamed to walk with Jesus and serve Him in His earthly ministry.  God’s word does not leave out their love and dedication to Him within public ministry and what an amazing example and inspiration to all women they become.


So, here’s my question for you Pastor MacArthur:  Should Jesus have told these women to “Go home?”


2 thoughts on “A Question for Pastor John F. MacArthur

  1. Steve, since he’s a complementation he’d probably say that Beth Moore is not doing what those women did. She is preaching and teaching the church, something that women (according to his view, which is also the historical majority) should not do. It’s not that women shouldn’t teach – he would say that can teach children and women. Just not men, and not in the front of the church.

    Personally, I think he should have declined to answer and I think it’s shameful for the questioner to even ask, especially in the context in which it was asked. From what I’ve read, it seems as though they were trying to start controversy. Johnny Mac has done a lot of good, but this goes to show us that everybody has their prejudices.


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