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Thursday, October 31, 2013
Earlier this week, John MacArthur was a guest speaker at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. During his visit, he was interviewed by Dr. Jason Allen. Their brief discussion primarily focused on the charismatic movement, Reformed continuationists, and the recent Strange Fire conference. And since these are John’s first public comments about Strange Fire since the conference, we thought you’d be interested and encouraged to read what he had to say. What follows is a transcript of their discussion. –GTY Staff
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Several years ago in a live Q&A session, someone asked John MacArthur if taking the mark of the Beast during the Great Tribulation would be an unpardonable sin. His answer, in short, was no. Though there is a stern warning against taking the mark of the Beast in Revelation 14, the sin is not categorically said to be unpardonable. (That would contradict Matthew 12:31.) The point of the severe language in Revelation 14 is to make clear what an utterly reprehensible sin it will be to swear an oath of willful loyalty to Antichrist.
Monday, October 28, 2013
Without question, the most common complaint I hear from my charismatic friends about the Strange Fire conference is, “You always paint with a broad brush!” I hate being pedantic, but I can’t resist pointing out that such a criticism itself is a fairly sweeping overstatement.
Friday, October 25, 2013
Below are some helpful thoughts from John MacArthur on the aftermath of Strange Fire and how best to respond to the teaching from the conference.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Good news! The audio and video from the Strange Fire conference is coming soon. You can help Grace to You share this powerful teaching with as many people as possible by directing them to gty.org. And whether you saw it as a conference attendee or you’re planning to catch up online, we know you’ll be encouraged, exhorted, and enriched by these resources.
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Here are some short glimpses from the final day of Strange Fire.
Friday, October 18, 2013
Here's a quick look at the sessions from Day Two of Strange Fire.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Catch up on Strange Fire with some quick snapshots from Day One.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Strange Fire starts tomorrow. Throughout the last several months building up to the conference, we’ve heard critics saying that we don’t understand the true nature of the charismatic movement—that we’ve chosen too broad a brush to paint with. Defenders are quick to point out that any negative elements only represent the outer edges of an otherwise healthy Christian movement.
Monday, October 14, 2013
The following blog post was first published by Phil Johnson in November of 2007. Phil is one of the featured speakers at Strange Fire, and we wanted to share this article with you in advance of his teaching later this week.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
The following is an excerpt from the preface of the Chinese edition of Charismatic Chaos. It explains the origins and early history of the charismatic movement. With the Strange Fire conference rapidly approaching, we believe it is appropriate to share this material with you.
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
The following is an excerpt from the preface of the Chinese edition of Charismatic Chaos. It explains the origins and early history of the charismatic movement. With the Strange Fire conference rapidly approaching, we believe it is appropriate to share this material with you.
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
The sufficiency of Scripture is a hill Christians need to be prepared to die on. Embracing additional revelation portrays the Bible as insufficient, dilutes biblical authority, and often supplants Scripture altogether...
Monday, October 07, 2013
How a person views the life and death of Christ is not a question of subjective preference or perspective. The issues are objective and bear eternal consequences. And it is incumbent on believers—who have already experienced the life-transforming power of God’s truth—to proclaim it boldly and warn others against believing a lie, instead.
Thursday, October 03, 2013
Jesus Christ didn’t set aside His glory and come into the world to be a good teacher, a countercultural philosopher, a political revolutionary, a social activist, or any of the other skewed legacies the world attempts to foist on Him. In fact, His true legacy isn’t for us to determine or discover at all. It’s already spelled out on the pages of Scripture.
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
"In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins." (1 John 4:10) “Propitiation” is an odd word, and not one you’re likely to hear often. But it is a vital concept in our ongoing study of Christ’s death from heaven’s perspective.
Tuesday, October 01, 2013
The charismatic movement is hard to define. It represents a vast, diverse array of teaching and practice. On the charismatic spectrum, you’ll find extravagant prosperity teachers, ecstatic speaking in tongues, strange “spiritual” manifestations, as well as legitimate ministries where the gospel is faithfully preached. However, regardless of where charismatic groups might land on that spectrum, they are all tainted with the same dangerous defect.