John F. MacArthur, Jr. (born June 19, 1939) is a pastor and author known for his internationally syndicated radio program Grace to You. He has been the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Los Angeles, Ca since February 9, 1969. Theologically, MacArthur is considered a Calvinist, and a strong proponent of expository preaching. He has authored or edited more than 150 books, most notably the MacArthur Study Bible, which has sold more than 1 million copies (Gold Medallion Book Award).
“The gospel is not a doctrine of the tongue, but of life. It cannot be grasped by reason and memory only, but it is fully understood when it possesses the whole soul and penetrates to the inner recesses of the heart.” - John Calvin #gospel #doctrine #life
"Christ did not die to forgive sinners who go on treasuring anything above seeing and savoring God. And people who would be happy in heaven if Christ were not there, will not be there. The gospel is not a way to get people to heaven; it is a way to get people to God. It's a way of overcoming every obstacle to everlasting joy in God. If we don't want God above all things, we have not been converted by the gospel." - John Piper