Published on October 18th, 2013 | by David Housholder26
Pentecostals in Error? #0247 Life & Liberty
Sure, in every movement there are loonies. This goes for Pentecostal/Charismatic Christians too. Just watch some “big hair” evangelists on TV.
But John MacArthur, pastor of Grace Fellowship in Los Angeles, is hosting a big meeting called “Strange Fire,” which is a full court press against the Pentecostal/Charismatic movement.
Another one from Political Jesus blog: LINK
Adrian Warnock tackles the issue from London: LINK
Alan Smith chimes in: LINK
Mark Driscoll tangles with MacArthur. His books confiscated? LINK
The Charismatic/Pentecostal movement started on Azusa street in (the same city of) Los Angeles in 1906.
A primer on the movement:
A great scholarly/popular look at the movement:
This movement has about a billion followers, up from zero in 1905. Much faster-growing than Islam.
I find the whole thing unfortunate. One speaker after another lambasting miracles, the supernatural, etc.
Time and time again, intellectuals try to expunge Christianity of its spiritual, non-cognitive content. This dead Christianity in turn attracts….nobody.
The MacArthur-Ites claim that the bible encapsulates the exhaustive truth of everything. I love the Bible. I believe in the inerrancy of the Bible. Which is why I believe John 21:25 (all the books in the world couldn’t contain Jesus’ teaching) and John 14:12 (we can and will do greater things than what he did).
Airing grievances (some very personal) against other believers can go very, very dark.
Can you imagine the Creator of the universe cheering this conference on?
John MacArthur, just stop it.
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