Here is an excerpt:
Back in 1994, I wrote a lengthy critique of John MacArthur’s book, Charismatic Chaos.
I wrote it for one person.
Update: When I wrote this post this morning, I couldn’t find the critique. But a friend of mine had it and just sent it to me. So in the coming days, I’ll be publishing excerpts from it. And at the end, I’ll make the entire critique available.
In 1988, I found myself involved in a spontaneous burst of organic church life. That experience lasted 8 years. And the lessons I learned from it were invaluable and left a lasting imprint on my life and ministry.
During that body life experience, a man in the church read MacArthur’s book and left the group. Since we practiced spiritual gifts and believed that God still heals today, the man felt he couldn’t continue with us given what he had read in Chaos.
I then bought the book, read it, and wrote a lengthy response. Continue Reading…