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Strange Fire: The Danger of Offending the Holy Spirit with Counterfeit Worship MP3 CD – Audiobook, MP3 Audio, Unabridged
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As a Word Faith adherent, I named-it and claimed-it, "believed" for healing, "spoke it forth", commanded and demanded (read Lamentations 3:37) and stood in "my authority as a believer" (if this teaching were true, then why would you need God?). There was such a wrestling and straining and striving to have "faith" and to "believe". But isn't it about faith IN GOD; NOT faith in your faith as Hagin taught? (which, btw, is the same teaching of the New Age movement only cloaked in biblical terminology). I felt sorry for (and superior to) all the other churches that didn't have the "fullness of the Spirit." The WF teaching erroneously offers a quick and easy short-cut to sanctification and holiness. And in these short-cuts people assume they are very spiritual. The Spirit gives life, the flesh profits nothing. How burdensome this all is! Vanity of vanities. So much of what is called spiritual is really self-serving. Read Jonathan Edwards' 'Religious Affections'. Even back in the 1700's similar lies were deceiving souls.
I read the bible, but not really.Read more ›
MacArthur paints with a very broad brush, splattering paint everywhere. He challenges the teaching of several non-pentecostal evangelicals and calls them to move to a cessationist position on these spiritual gifts.
He concludes the book with an Appendix tracing cessationist thought from the 4th century forward.
Best Chapters: In Chapters 3 and 4, MacArthur uses 1 John 4:1-8 to give a biblical method of testing the validity of any claim to the working of God's Spirit. This is excellent exegesis which builds on an exposition of Jonathan Edwards as he evaluated the Great Awakening of the 18th century. The appropriate questions to ask are:
1. Does the work exalt the true Christ?
2. Does it oppose worldliness?
3. Does it point people to the Scriptures?
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The book goes into detail exploring the practice of speaking in tongues, with the Scriptural understanding that the tongues spoken at Pentecost were already known languages, and not nonsensical, meaningless babbling. The fact that people today are not instantly given the ability to speak known languages helps establish why this particular gift is no longer at work, but instead is just a meaningless, emotional release of a non-language babbling.Read more ›
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I purchased this for Mommy. She is enjoying it. Much of what the author [whose name is MacArthur; get it? :-)] says in the book is so. Read morePublished 4 days ago by TSBG
Utter nonsense ., expected better from McArthur. He sounds like he just has a bone to pick . A personal vendetta. His Calvinistic cessesionist ideology is unfounded . Read morePublished 14 days ago by Marlon J. Reid
In this book, John MacArthur denounces the Charismatic movement for what he believes are dangerous doctrinal errors. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Joel E. Mitchell
Very well written book and helping us to know the true Fire and to stay away from the fake fire.Published 1 month ago by Cindy Lou
I didn't fall for this... People who follow Mr. MacArthur are often as fearful as HE is, deep down, of things He does not understand or cannot complain. It's heartbreaking. Read morePublished 2 months ago by K. Hearty
My pastor could have been speaking of John MacArthur when he said to me, "Your message is usually substantive and true but the way that you deliver it often... Read more