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This book is an outgrowth of the Strange Fire conference that MacArthur hosted in As has been the case with the cessationist/continuationist debate. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Widely known for his thorough, candid approach to . This book is an outgrowth of the Strange Fire conference that MacArthur hosted in As has been the case with the cessationist/ continuationist. And fire came out from the presence of the Lord and consumed them. This book is an outgrowth of the Strange Fire conference that MacArthur hosted in


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The thesis of the book is evident from the title: Strange Fire: The Danger of Offending the Holy Spirit with Counterfeit Worship. MacArthur argues. Strange Fire book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. What would God say about those who blatantly misrepresent His Holy Sp. In his new book, Strange Fire, John MacArthur critiques the charismatic movement, exposing the faulty—and in some cases blasphemous—teaching and .

Does it produce love for God and others? As Pentecostals, we wholeheartedly endorse these tests. However, whereas we believe that the Charismatic Movement, on the whole, passes them, MacArthur believes it fails them. In Part 2, MacArthur argues that contemporary spiritual gifts do not operate the way the Bible says they should, so they are inauthentic.

As Pentecostals, we agree that some individuals within the Charismatic Movement practice the gifts in violation of biblical order. However, we disagree that contemporary spiritual gifts, per se, are inauthentic.

In Part 3, MacArthur turns from critiquing the Charismatic Movement to outlining the work of the Holy Spirit in terms of salvation, sanctification, and the inspiration and illumination of Scripture. As Pentecostals, we affirm the basic thrust of his pneumatology.

The Strange Thing about Strange Fire: A Review of Strange Fire by Dr. John MacArthur

However, we note that he has downplayed a major theme of biblical pneumatology — namely, that the Holy Spirit empowers believers for service. Unfortunately, he has chosen to interpret the much smaller points of disagreements as matters of orthodoxy.

First, he portrays the Charismatic Movement as rife with heresy and immorality. Consequently, he says they are inauthentic.

Trace them to their source and you will discover that they are rooted in bad doctrine. Put simply, moral and spiritual failures such as we have chronicled in this chapter are the inevitable consequence of rotten pneumatology — false teaching about the Holy Spirit.

With that being said, I must confess that I never intended to enter the fray. There are more capable people who have written concerning the book and the conference.

However, I was given a copy of the book so I read it. The thing I found strange considering the hullabaloo the Strange Fire conference generated; the book Strange Fire is not nearly the lightning rod I thought it would be.

In part one, MacArthur gives a brief historical background of the Charismatic Movement. Further, he goes on to point out the excesses within that movement that has fueled his writing of the book and to provide critical biblical analysis of the excesses. In this section, to evaluate the Charismatic Movement, he employs the same five-fold test used by Jonathan Edwards from 1 Jn.

In the second part, MacArthur analyzes some of the particular distinctives of the Charismatic Movement such as continuing apostleship, tongues, miraculous healings, and prophecy. In part three, MacArthur gives a brief, yet thorough treatise on the Holy Spirit and the relation of his work to the Scriptures, salvation, and sanctification. Part three concludes with an open letter from Dr.

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MacArthur to his friends that are Continuationists. The High Points Strange Fire has a number of commendable qualities.

You may fuss with the tenor of the message, but there is no denying his outright concern for those preyed upon. This is one reason that I found Strange Fire not so strange. His biblical defense of the Person and work of the Spirit will equip you to discern the errors of charismatic teaching, help you minister to those caught up in the movement, and will deepen your understanding of and love for the Spirit.

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It is not the convicting work of the Holy Spirit that is drawing converts, but the allure of material possessions and the hope of physical healing. Create Password.

Again, we are thinking here of the best and most gospel-centered of the continuationists.

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Paul makes that point repeatedly throughout his epistle to the Corinthian congregation 1 Cor. First, he portrays the Charismatic Movement as rife with heresy and immorality. Put simply, moral and spiritual failures such as we have chronicled in this chapter are the inevitable consequence of rotten pneumatology — false teaching about the Holy Spirit.

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