Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary

11 Nov 2013

Strange Fire

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If you have been around the internet the past couple weeks, you have undoubtedly become aware of the controversy over the Strange Fire Conference sponsored by John MacArthur and Grace to You. MacArthur’s book by the same name (Strange Fire: The Danger of Offending the Holy Spirit with Counterfeit Worship) goes on sale tomorrow. Most of the criticism of the conference has been directed toward MacArthur’s opening message, which you can view or read here. MacArthur is commonly criticized for painting the Charismatic movement with “too broad a brush.” Tim Challies has conducted a two-part interview with MacArthur in which, I think, he goes a long way toward answering his critics, especially in the first interview. You can read them here and here.