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Michael Brown's Authentic Fire, reviewed by William De Arteaga

Michael Brown’s Authentic Fire, reviewed by William De Arteaga

Michael L. Brown, Authentic Fire: A Response to John MacArthur’s Strange Fire (Excel Publishers, Dec 12, 2013), 418 pages. Authentic Fire, by Dr. Michael L. Brown, is a masterful answer to the intemperate and angry attack on Charismatic movement and Pentecostalism by John MacArthur in his work, Strange Fire.[1] In the public launch to Strange […]

John MacArthur’s Strange Fire, reviewed by Monte Lee Rice

John MacArthur’s Strange Fire, reviewed by Monte Lee Rice

John MacArthur, Strange Fire: The Danger of Offending the Holy Spirit with Counterfeit Worship (Nashville, TN: Nelson Books, 2013), 333 pages, ISBN 9781400206414. Introduction In this highly polemical book, John MacArthur argues that as an aggressive though “counterfeit” form of Christian spirituality, the global Pentecostal-Charismatic movement is neither founded on nor representative of orthodox Christian […]

Cessationist Misuse of Ephesians 2:20, by Sam Storms

Cessationist Misuse of Ephesians 2:20, by Sam Storms

In the on-going dialogue between cessationists and continuationists there is a passage that the former almost always mention. It is, in many instances, their go-to text, their trump card, so to speak. But a close look at Ephesians 2:20 will demonstrate that it fails to accomplish what the cessationist desires. Paul writes: “So then you […]

The False Doctrine Behind John MacArthur's Strange Fire, by Eddie Hyatt

The False Doctrine Behind John MacArthur’s Strange Fire, by Eddie Hyatt

In his latest book, Strange Fire, John MacArthur viciously labels the Pentecostal-Charismatic movement as “a false church as dangerous as any cult or heresy that has ever assaulted Christianity.” As I have read and reread his polemic, one thing that becomes clear is that MacArthur’s entire theological outlook is guided and determined by his commitment […]

Why I Took Time to Respond to John MacArthur’s Strange Fire

Why I Took Time to Respond to John MacArthur’s Strange Fire

by Frank Viola Someone has asked me, “Why waste your time on responding to MacArthur’s writings against the charismatics?” When I was in my 20s, I wrote a critique of John MacArthur’s Charismatic Chaos because a brother in the Lord broke fellowship with me and my friends after reading MacArthur’s book. Jesus said to His […]

John MacArthur’s Strange Fire, Reviewed by Charles Carrin

John MacArthur’s Strange Fire, Reviewed by Charles Carrin

Is it “Strange Fire” or “Holy Fire”? by Charles Carrin You will soon be hearing about two books: Strange Fire by Dr. John MacArthur and Holy Fire by Dr. R.T. Kendall. Dr. Kendall has written only in the emergency to defend Scripture and charismatic Christians from Dr. MacArthur attack. John MacArthur is a man of significant Christian stature.  He is the […]

John MacArthur’s Strange Fire, reviewed by Craig S. Keener

John MacArthur’s Strange Fire, reviewed by Craig S. Keener

John MacArthur, Strange Fire: The Danger of Offending the Holy Spirit with Counterfeit Worship (Thomas Nelson, Nov 12, 2013) 9781400205172. While offering some very needed points, John MacArthur’s Strange Fire unfortunately extrapolates from those points to an entire “movement.” As I note below, I also believe that MacArthur suppresses some biblical truth on the basis […]

John MacArthur’s Strange Fire as Parody of Jonathan Edwards’ Theology, by William De Arteaga

John MacArthur’s Strange Fire as Parody of Jonathan Edwards’ Theology, by William De Arteaga

Introduction The thesis of John MacArthur’s new book, Strange Fire is that Pentecostalism and the Charismatic Movement, are heretical movements that must be rebuked and eliminated from the church. 1 Everything to do with these movements is fraudulent, inauthentic or a misrepresentation of the true Gospel of Jesus Christ. Strange Fire continues his war on […]

John MacArthur's Strange Fire: Estranged by misinterpretation?

John MacArthur’s Strange Fire: Estranged by misinterpretation?

John MacArthur’s new book, Strange Fire: The Danger of Offending the Holy Spirit with Counterfeit Worship (Thomas Nelson), is due out on November 12, 2013. Here are some images and quotes from the book as part of our conversation, “Are Pentecostals offering Strange Fire?” When MacArthur, on page 203, says that “we have already seen, […]

John MacArthur's Strange Fire, Reviewed by R. Loren Sandford

John MacArthur’s Strange Fire, Reviewed by R. Loren Sandford

This is a pre-publication review of John MacArthur, Strange Fire: The Danger of Offending the Holy Spirit with Counterfeit Worship (Thomas Nelson, Nov 12, 2013) 9781400205172. Strange Fire by John MacArthur is basically an attack on anything and everything related to the Charismatic Movement and the various movements descended from it, as if the whole […]

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