The Danger of Offending the Holy Spirit with Counterfeit Worship
John F. MacArthur
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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.
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.
A book that truly honors the word of God
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.
For those who are seeking the real truth in God's word, a must read.
- Category: Christianity
- Published: Nov 19, 2013
- Publisher: Thomas Nelson
- Seller: HarperCollins
- Print Length: 352 Pages
- Language: English