Strange Fire and the Corinthians

Reflecting on the Strange Fire Conference and Scripture one can't help but wonder how John MacArthur would have written to the church at Corinth. Here was a church where things were out of order - here was charismatic chaos! And what is Paul's answer, what you are doing is of the devil? Or/and, I don't … Continue reading Strange Fire and the Corinthians

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Strange Fire 3

Having seen something of the criticisms of charismatic worship made at the Strange Fire Conference, I watched some of Grace Community Church (of which John MacArthur is one of the pastors) Sunday morning service at the end of the conference and was struck by the fact that they sang In Christ Alone, a hymn full … Continue reading Strange Fire 3

Strange Fire 2

Well the Strange Fire Conference has certainly stirred something up, let's pray that all sides benefit from the continuing conversation. Having been brought up a cessationist I have been for many years a scripturally and experientially convinced continuationist, though I must confess I did have a spell where because of the abuse of spiritual gifts … Continue reading Strange Fire 2

Strange Fire

This week has seen the Strange Fire Conference in the United States hosted by John MacArthur, a conference accusing those in the Pentecostal and Charismatic movement of being in error, of wrongly dividing Scripture and encouraging experiences and ministries that are false and so leading the church of God astray. The big questions being asked … Continue reading Strange Fire

The Happy Land of the Trinity

I don't know who first said it but the Happy Land of the Trinity is a beautiful expression of all that the Holy Trinity is as Father, Son and Holy Spirit from all eternity. It is so because... God has never been lonely. God has never lacked in love. God has never needed. God has … Continue reading The Happy Land of the Trinity