So John MacArthur was on the Ben Shapiro show, click here if you want to watch it Ben Shapiro Sunday Special.
So around 52 minutes into the interview John MacArthur makes the statement that “supersessionism is a latent form of antisemitism” now let me be plain I agree with John MacArthur partly, I don’t believe that the Church has replaced Israel. But see it doesn’t end there John MacArthur believes that the Church and Israel are two distinct things or as Irwin Lutzer puts it:
Israel’s destiny is to be a separate people of God’s choosing, and the New Testament church stands as another avenue of His grace.*
Now there is a difference of opinion when it comes to those of us who hold to covenant theology (Presbyterian or Baptist) with regards to the Israel/Church distinction and needless to say they disagree with John MacArthur regarding this. But this isn’t anything new. John MacArthur has always believed this. But every time he articulates this it is taken as a big surprise.
So the question is does this mean that I shouldn’t treat dispensationalists as brother’s in Christ? Does differing hermenuetics mean that one isn’t saved?
Well I don’t believe it does the dispensationalism that MacArthur holds to isn’t some radical form, and there are radical or hyper-dispensationalists, whose hermenuetics would cause me to question if they are preaching the gospel. But I can’t say that about John MacArthur he has consistently preached the gospel, the true gospel so even if I disagree with him regarding his hermenuetic I can’t say that he isn’t my brother in Christ. And I should treat other dispensationalists of MacArthur’s type the same. They are our brothers in Christ and despite our disagreements we need to treat them as such.