Strange Fire - John F. MacArthur

Strange Fire

By John F. MacArthur

  • Release Date: 2013-11-19
  • Genre: Christianity
Score: 4
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From 47 Ratings

Description

What would God say about those who blatantly misrepresent His Holy Spirit; who exchange true worship for chaotic fits of mindless ecstasy; who replace the biblical gospel with vain illusions of health and wealth; who claim to prophesy in His name yet speak errors; and who sell false hope to desperate people for millions of dollars?

The charismatic movement has always been a breeding-ground for scandal, greed, bad doctrine, and all kinds of spiritual chicanery. As a movement, it is clearly headed the wrong direction. And it is growing at an unprecedented rate.

From the Word of Faith to the New Apostolic Reformation, the Charismatic movement is being consumed by the empty promises of the prosperity gospel. Too many charismatic celebrities promote a “Christianity” without Christ, a Holy Spirit without holiness. And their teaching is having a disastrous influence on a grand scale, as large television networks broadcast their heresies to every part of the world.

In Strange Fire, bestselling author and pastor John MacArthur chronicles the unsavory history behind the modern Charismatic movement. He lays out a chilling case for rejecting its false prophets, speaking out against their errors, showing true reverence to the Holy Spirit, and above all clinging to the Bible as the inerrant, authoritative Word of God and the one true standard by which all truth claims must be tested.

Reviews

  • Truth nothing but truth

    5
    By Biggsbigbear
    Sir you nailed it.
  • EXCELLENT JOHN MACARTHUR BOOK-- A MUST READ!!

    5
    By Repent&TrustJesus-Mark1:15
    An EXCELLENT JOHN MACARTHUR BOOK.. A MUST READ and addition to your library!!! Run from the False Prosperity Gospel..that twists scripture..!
  • Strange Fire

    5
    By Sambagger
    Tremendous read. Pastor gives us all a call to honor the Holy Spirit as the scripture designed. Pastor John does not deal in grey areas just truth of the gospel.
  • Strange Fire

    5
    By Bobrvg
    Outsdanding!!!
  • Weak

    1
    By Hicaller
    Very weak theology from a very good theologian. MacArthur is right when he suggests that the Charismatic Movement has a problem with excesses and general wackiness. But his book fails to make his argument. No one coming to the scripture for the first time would conclude that God stopped working supernaturally for and through his people after a generation or so.
  • From a Reformed Continuist

    5
    By CRCase1979
    This may be MacArthur's best book yet. I picked it up as a skeptic, but I'm now reconsidering my position regarding cessationism. I came out of seminary being told MacArthur wasn't a giant scholar in the league of Carson, etc. I was taught to read MacArthur with suspicion, because of his highly inflammatory nature. But, all these presuppositions aside, the book is remarkably Word centered. There are very, very few proof texts, and his footnotes are abundant. I couldn't recommend this book highly enough!
  • Great book

    5
    By Ricky 925
    For those who are seeking the real truth in God's word, a must read.
  • A book that truly honors the word of God

    5
    By Davey937873
    If you have someone who is within the charismatic movement or who struggles modern thoughts about the gifts of the Spirit or such doctrines this is a great book for them to read. This book exposes the lies and gross neglect and abuse of Scripture by many who call themselves Christians. This book has helped me to realize that the truth does indeed matter. You cannot simply believe what you want to believe. But we must go back to the Scriptures for our doctrine and to the Scripture alone.
  • Finally

    5
    By SwissMind
    Having been a member of church during the Toronto blessing and witnessing for years the madness in the Charismatic movement, the deafening silence comes to an end. Finally some who has the courage to speak out agianst the wealthy and powerful aberrant teachers. I am tired of Christianity is defined by TBN and the host heretics.

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