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Should we keep talking about Strange Fire?

Should we keep talking about Strange Fire?

  Jonathan Downie, a regular contributor to PneumaReview.com, wrote to the editors about the ongoing coverage we have featured here of John MacArthur’s 2013 book, Strange Fire. Please read his concern and our response below it.   I am growing concerned about how much coverage the Strange Fire book is getting in the Pneuma Review. […]

The Mouse Under the Elephant in Strange Fire

The Mouse Under the Elephant in Strange Fire

    Rob Wilkerson responds to the article, “The Elephant in the Strange Fire” by Cameron Buettel, published on November 3, 2014 on John MacArthur’s Grace to You ministry website.   Frankly, I’m a nobody in the kingdom. I’ve never published any books, though I’d certainly like to one day. I’ve never led a church […]

John MacArthur’s Strange Fire, reviewed by Dennis Balcombe

John MacArthur’s Strange Fire, reviewed by Dennis Balcombe

  John MacArthur, Strange Fire: The Danger of Offending the Holy Spirit with Counterfeit Worship (Nashville, TN: Nelson Books, 2013), 333 pages, ISBN 9781400206414. Strange Fire by John MacArthur is a vicious and callous attack on the worldwide Pentecostal/Charismatic movement, and a great affront to the hundreds of millions of born-again Christians in every nation […]

Strange Fire? Not in a Global Pentecostal Context of Ministry

Strange Fire? Not in a Global Pentecostal Context of Ministry

“Strange Fire”? Not in a Global Pentecostal Context of Ministry An international panel of ministry veterans responds to John MacArthur’s Strange Fire Dony K. Donev with Dennis Balcombe, Hanny Setiawan and Marius Lombaard Almost one year ago, internationally known author John MacArthur began campaigning for his new book Strange Fire. With lots of material written […]

Pouring Holy Water on Strange Fire: A Critique of John MacArthur's Strange Fire and Charismatic Chaos

Pouring Holy Water on Strange Fire: A Critique of John MacArthur’s Strange Fire and Charismatic Chaos

Excerpts from Pouring Holy Water on Strange Fire: A Critique of John MacArthur’s Strange Fire & Charismatic Chaos by Frank Viola. The central focus of this critique is simply to show that both Scripture and church history yield strong evidence that spiritual gifts are still extant in the church today. My primary intention in writing […]

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 […]

Strange Fire and Churches of Christ

Strange Fire and Churches of Christ

By Guest Panelist Jonathan Storment. “We may ignore, but we can nowhere evade, the presence of God. The world is crowded with Him. He walks everywhere incognito.” -C.S. Lewis Maybe you’ve noticed that over the past few weeks, there has been a lot of talk around charismatic vs. not charismatic protestant Christians. Some people held a […]

Counterfeit Tongues in John MacArthur's Strange Fire

Counterfeit Tongues in John MacArthur’s Strange Fire

Why are W. A. Criswell and John MacArthur wrong when they claim that all tongues today are counterfeit?

Apostles in John MacArthur's Strange Fire

Apostles in John MacArthur’s Strange Fire

Is Peter Wagner right in saying the apostles are returning? Is MacArthur right when he claims Paul said he was the last of the apostles? What are the qualifications of true apostleship in the church today?

Strange Quotes from John MacArthur’s Strange Fire

Strange Quotes from John MacArthur’s Strange Fire

Do Pentecostal/charismatics treat the Holy Spirit, as MacArthur alleges, like an impersonal force? Do classical Pentecostals insist that all Christians should speak in tongues? More on the topic: John MacArthur’s Strange Fire: Estranged by misinterpretation? John MacArthur’s Strange Fire, Reviewed by R. Loren Sandford Frank Macchia on the Gifts of God to the Church John […]

John MacArthur’s Strange Fire, A Brief Biblical Response by Jon Ruthven

John MacArthur’s Strange Fire, A Brief Biblical Response by Jon Ruthven

John MacArthur, Strange Fire: The Danger of Offending the Holy Spirit with Counterfeit Worship (Nashville, TN: Nelson Books, 2013), 333 pages, ISBN 9781400206414. As we shall see, John MacArthur’s abhorrence of “further revelation” via prophecy and related spiritual gifts derives, not from scripture, but from the frustration of Calvinists under Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658) of watching […]

John MacArthur's Strange Fire, Reviewed by Eddie L. Hyatt

John MacArthur’s Strange Fire, Reviewed by Eddie L. Hyatt

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. As a life-long Pentecostal-Charismatic, I recommend that every Pentecostal-Charismatic leader read Strange Fire by John MacArthur. I say this because we need to see how the bizarre “spiritual” behavior […]

Are Pentecostals offering Strange Fire?

Are Pentecostals offering Strange Fire?

  Did tongues and the supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit cease in the early church? John MacArthur says they did and that practicing them today is false worship—an abomination before God. Pneuma Review invites you to respond to these criticisms and to renew the biblical command to “desire spiritual gifts” (1 Cor 14:1). We’ve […]

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