This was discussed in some comments, so I had planned to post these videos. On the second video I do not agree with everything, he uses non-KJV Bible verses [the third one does too] and believes in the millennial kingdom but warns about how in Revelation those who refused the mark were martyred by the Antichrist. Which is just further proof of how MacArthur here denied God's truths. Any preacher who tells you that you can take the mark of the beast and still be saved, is a wolf in sheep's clothing and a deceiver. I can see these types holding church chipping parties one day. They will tell their congregations to obey and to line up. This is evil and a direct contradiction to the word of God. You'd think horrible statements like this would mean they'd be out of the preacher business tomorrow, but these wolves have plenty of the spiritually blind following them. Irony of Irony over on MacArthur's home page "Grace to You" he has written an article called "The Pathology of False Teachers".
Elsewhere on his website there is an article called "Unforgivable?" dated Oct. 30, 2013 written by Phil Johnson, where the excuse making for this false teaching exposed in the videos above is in full force, with complaints about "online gossip" and continues to restate the falsehoods about the mark of the beast.
"his whole issue suddenly became a matter of intense controversy when it was mentioned on a provocative radio program. It’s certainly not worth all the ink that has been wasted and all the bandwidth that has been consumed by angry people demanding explanations and retractions. This much should certainly be clear from the biblical text (and I think would be affirmed by all sides): Taking the mark of the Beast is high treason against Christ and will be judged by God accordingly. Meanwhile, the Lord is “good, and ready to forgive, and abundant in lovingkindness to all who call upon [Him]”...
The false pre-trib Rapture is being used to deliver endless lies.