There is a widespread reluctance in the evangelical community to offer strong, biblical critique in response to theological error. And the glut of unrestrained charismatic teaching serves as a glaring example of that.
Theological pacifism has inadvertently given license to many false teachers. They have free reign to misrepresent the Holy Spirit and mislead the people of God by proclaiming their imaginings as direct revelation from the Lord. Believers cannot sit and watch as such blasphemy poisons the minds of people looking for the truth.
In the following video clip, John MacArthur challenges the silence of evangelicals toward errant teaching about the Spirit, and exposes what he believes is the driving force behind it.
False teaching always flourishes where there is little accountability and poor discernment. The Strange Fire conference is intended to fill the void of silence that has been created by passive and undiscerning Christians. More videos from the Strange fire conference can be viewed here.