Strange Fire starts tomorrow. Throughout the last several months building up to the conference, weâ€™ve heard critics saying that we donâ€™t understand the true nature of the charismatic movementâ€”that weâ€™ve chosen too broad a brush to paint with. Defenders are quick to point out that any negative elements only represent the outer edges of an otherwise healthy Christian movement.
But is that an honest assessment? Is it true that the loudest, most notable charismatic voices only represent a rogue, fringe element? Is the heart of the movement truly committed to the sufficiency and supremacy of Scripture? And is the genuine work of the Holy Spirit identifiable amidst manifestations of bizarre signs and wonders?
In the following video, John MacArthur gives his assessment of the charismatic legacy. . . .
Widely known for his thorough, candid approach to teaching Godâ€™s Word, John MacArthur is a fifth-generation pastor, a popular author and conference speaker, and has served as pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California since 1969. John and his wife,...