The Tragic Story of a Rape Victim from the Masters College as Led by John MacArthur Who was Allegedly Ordered to Repent to her Rapist for Inciting her Sexual Assault for being a Woman

A dark story out of John MacArthur’s The Masters College leads to this quick post. A rape victim was forced out of John MacArthur’s school and allegedly ordered by Rick Holland to apologize to her rapist for making him stumble. This is a sick, and dark story but it also helps one understand why John MacArthur was so silent on the SGM child sex abuse scandal. 

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

Martin Luther King 

“Justice consists not in being neutral between right and wrong, but in finding out the right and upholding it, wherever found, against the wrong. “

Theodore Roosevelt

 Then Jesus wept.

John 11:35 NLT

Good question John? When are you repenting for your role in this situation?

I was getting ready to go to bed when I saw this following story on social media. It deals with a woman who was raped at John MacArthur’s The Masters College. I feel sick after reading it.  Here is a quick summary of what occurred. It appears a date rape drug was slipped into her drink and she was allegedly raped. She reported the rape to the police, who fail her in time. She then reports the rape to her resident director at The Masters College who had her speak to Rick Holland.  Meanwhile her Biblical counselor encourages her to marry her rapist. Rick Holland allegedly confers with John MacArthur who decides that the rape victim should be disciplined for her dress, drinking, and almost dancing. She is also ordered to retract her rape report to the police as she is going to destroy the young man’s life. She is facing being kicked out of college, and then later is made to meet with her rapist and apologize to him. She is to apologize for making him stumble and for how she dresses. This is a dark story but I want to get this out on social media. You can read the entire story in “Do You See Me?”  For some of you this will be hard to process. I am sick at reading that entire story. 

That article helps answer two questions that I previously wrote about. In “Is Phil Johnson from Grace to You the Lt. Frank Drebin of the Reformed Community?  I write about how Phil Johnson reacts to the C.J. Mahaney sex abuse scandal. Why does Phil Johnson act the way he does? Its because John MacArthur and Grace to You is probably mired in child sex abuse and rape allegations also. That is what I believe as well. Plus that also explains why John MacArthur was silent on the C.J. Mahaney situation. You can read more about the relationship between C.J. Mahaney and John MacArthur in “From Strange Bedfellows to Strange Fire: What is the Relationship Between John MacArthur and C.J. Mahaney?” This is a dark story, but this needs to be dragged out from Grace to You. In my opinion John MacArthur is overrated, and why people respect him in light of all this baffles me deeply. There is more that I want to write about all this but I need to work on a couple of posts as well. I feel sick…if there are people in any John MacArthur affiliated church that want to tell their story and what happened, they are always welcome here. 

15 thoughts on “The Tragic Story of a Rape Victim from the Masters College as Led by John MacArthur Who was Allegedly Ordered to Repent to her Rapist for Inciting her Sexual Assault for being a Woman

  1. Echoes of Elverson & other situations I’ve read about & experienced to varying degrees. The “elders” opt to preserve a diseased institution, and people don’t matter. Makes me ill, and brings back some feelings I thought were dealt with. I don’t know how these people live with themselves; it’s beyond my comprehension.

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    • I don’t know how these people live with themselves; it’s beyond my comprehension.

      No problem with my comprehension.
      When you KNOW you’re God’s Special Anointed and Can Do No Wrong…
      (Helps if said Anointed is NPD and/or Sociopath.)

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  2. When what is hidden comes to light, the institutions bearing guilt over the persecution and torment of the innocent do suffer a loss of credibility until some REAL action is taken to root out the evil and prevent it from happening again. I know about this, I am Catholic. We Catholics love our Church and mourn the evil that has happened and has been hushed up until it was exposed. There is no ‘sanctuary’ for evil on holy ground. And if criminals come onto holy ground to prey on the innocent, it is up to the Church to screen them and keep them from harming people and children. It is a responsibility that cannot be ignored now that we know the harm and the suffering and the costs and the horror of cover-ups that enabled the evil to continue.

    So MacArthur embraced shielding perpetrators and blaming victims? His worshippers will still follow him. People like that are ‘gods’ in their own bubbles. The more and power they have, the worse it gets.

    Thanks for letting me rant.

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  3. Both Wartburg Watch and Spiritual Sounding Board have taken up this story, and things are getting lively. Masters College “Concerned Christian” attack dogs in play.

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  4. These men just twist the bible to protect the sinners that they WANT to protect, against the victims that they COULDN’T care less. They so-called love is so one-sided and so biased that they aren’t true love at all. But sinful desires now grown into fruition under their abusive powers.

    Reposting this here:

    …And worst yet these church worship these 9 marks so much, they forgot how to properly judge someone as being good or evil.

    For example if someone follows 9 marks and then go home and beat their wive, these neo-Calvinist will say that wife-beater is a solid and true Christian. And they will defend that husband while excommunicating the wife for seeking protection and divorce from him. They ask “How can this husband be a false christian? He donate and volunteered so much! He attends every church service and leads a small group. He is the prime example of someone following 9 marks!” And even child rapists these churches will protect. And instead it is the victims that gets excommunicated.

    So it really shouldn’t surprise us about the likes of CJ Mahaney. He does all the 9 Marks but he blackmails people and hides sexual abuses inside his very church. CJ Mahaney then flees to Mark Dever and of course Mark Dever will protect him. And of course he will uses verses like 1 Timothy 5:19 as defense. So in Mark Dever’s head he didn’t break his own written mark of discipline. Because since there isn’t 2 or 3 eye witnesses there is NO NEED for discipline CJ Mahaney.

    In that they twisted these verses totally out of context and out of situation to fulfill their own desires. By one single verse they totally ignore the whole 1 Timothy 3. Because they in effect render elders immune to any discipline by 1 Timothy 5:19. Even wife-beating and child raping they can avoid discipline, because there aren’t 2 or 3 eye witnesses. Meanwhile they ignores all the thousands of witnesses against them, both online and locally. The witness in 1 Timothy 5:19 isn’t talking about eye witnesses, but any faithful Christians can be a witness. That’s why the very next verse 1 Timothy 5:20 stated that a sinning elder must be publicly reproved. If 2 or 3 solid and faithful Christian say an elder is sinning, publicly reprove that elder before all. If not, then go ahead and prove that these 2 or 3 people are false believers and excommunicate them instead.

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  6. Regarding the alleged rape at Maters College: I believe that this violation (rape) is criminal and therefore falls under criminal U.S. law. According to Romans 13:1, the church and her members are subject to the government first in criminal matters. This is so because God is said to have appointed the government (Rom 13:1) and given it the sword to punish wrong-doers. The submission of the church to the government in criminal matters applies until the church is asked to violate her faith. In such cases, Christians are not under spiritual obligation to obey. The church, on the other hand has spiritual power to forgive souls through the preaching of the gospel. The pardoning of sin and the enforcement of criminal law are two separate responsibilities by two separate entities, church and state respectively. In other words, the church and the gospel may pardon/forgive the sinner (in this case the rapist) but that does not void the criminal liability that the rapist has before the government. My point is that this whole matter should be treated as a criminal investigation. If the Masters College knows of such a violation it is their spiritual obligation to expose and hand over the guilty party. Harboring a rapist by refusing to expose him is a violation of criminal law and therefore a violation against God Himself (Rom 13:2). I realize that the initial investigation was inconclusive. However, it sounds to me like additional testimony may have come to light. In this case the college is obligated to pursue justice, by either exposing the rapist if they already have a confession or, at the least, conducting a new internal investigation to see if the allegations of rape (in light of new testimony) have merit. Any findings should be turned over to the police so that God’s justice may be carried out by the state. At the same time the college may offer grace and counsel to the offending brother if he is repentant. But at no time may Masters College harbor a criminal. I am not suggesting that Master’s College is doing so or is guilty of any violation. I am simply advising (theologically) what action Masters College is obligated to take according to God’s Word. Note that the case of lawsuits in I Cor 6:1-8 has nothing to do with criminal law and therefore has no place in this discussion.

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