In Strange Fire, bestselling author and pastor John MacArthur chronicles the unsavory history behind the modern Charismatic movement.
What would God say about those who blatantly misrepresent His Holy Spirit; who exchange true worship for chaotic fits of mindless ecstasy; who replace the biblical gospel with vain illusions of health and wealth; who claim to prophesy in His name yet speak errors; and who sell false hope to desperate people for millions of dollars?
The charismatic movement has always been a breeding-ground for scandal, greed, bad doctrine, and all kinds of spiritual chicanery. As a movement, it is clearly headed the wrong direction. And it is growing at an unprecedented rate.
From the Word of Faith to the New Apostolic Reformation, the Charismatic movement is being consumed by the empty promises of the prosperity gospel. Too many charismatic celebrities promote a “Christianity” without Christ, a Holy Spirit without holiness. And their teaching is having a disastrous influence on a grand scale, as large television networks broadcast their heresies to every part of the world.
In Strange Fire, MacArthur lays out a chilling case against the modern Charismatic movement that includes:
Rejecting its false prophets.Speaking out against their errors.Showing true reverence to the Holy Spirit.Clinging to the Bible as the inerrant, authoritative Word of God and the one true standard by which all truth claims must be tested.
Being from, and living in Tulsa Oklahoma, I grew up surrounded by the Word of Faith movement. Oral Roberts University is just a stones throw from my home; I drive right past Kenneth Hagan’s Rhema Bible College on my way to work every day; I hear friends and family rant and rave over Michael Todd, and his teachings in Transformation Church. We are drowning in this Strange Fire here in Tulsa. Thank you Dr. John MacArthur, for opening my eyes to the evils of this Charismatic Chaos.
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John MacArthur is the greatest! A great resource book that will teach you so much! Thank you!
Truth nothing but truth
Sir you nailed it.