Mass Defection: The Great Physician Confronts the Pathology of Counterfeit Faith

Speakers: John MacArthur Year: 2014 Session: Main Session
Following the final days of Judas Iscariot, John MacArthur preaches primarily from the Gospel of John on the pathology of false disciples, those who “believe” for a while and then fall away for one reason or another. This undeniable reality — that there are unconverted disciples like Judas in our churches even today — should prompt pastors to “evangelize the church.” What does this look like? Being unceasingly being clear about the “words of the gospel,” demonstrating from the Scripture what the life of a genuine disciple of Christ should look like, and ultimately resting in the sovereign purposes of God who loves incorruptibly.



John MacArthur is the president of The Master’s College and Seminary and featured teacher with Grace to You. In 1969, after graduating from Talbot Theological Seminary, John took the pastorate at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California. The emphasis of his pulpit ministry is the careful study and verse-by-verse exposition of the Bible, with special attention devoted to the historical and grammatical background behind each passage. Since completing his first best-selling book, The Gospel According to Jesus, in 1988, John has written hundreds of other books and study guides, including Our Sufficiency in Christ and The MacArthur New Testament Commentary series. John and his wife, Patricia, live in Southern California and have four married children. They also enjoy the enthusiastic company of their fifteen grandchildren.