Yesterday one of my Facebook friends asked, “Why waste your time on responding to MacArthur’s writings against the charismatics?”
The answer to that question is two-fold.
First, as I pointed out in Part I of this series, 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 disciples, “If they reject you, they’ve rejected me.” So to my mind, restoring a brother to fellowship was enough of a reason for me to try to persuade him that MacArthur’s views needed to be challenged.
Second, someone who has read the opening chapters of my critique wrote the following to me in an email. I felt his comments explain the reason why I am re-releasing my critique and revising it to include my response to Strange Fire. He writes, Continue Reading…