Linkedin Comment As I write these words, the Holy Spirit is moving mightily around the earth, saving lost sinners, bringing rebels to repentance, healing sick bodies, setting captives free, and above all, glorifying the name of Jesus. According to Pastor John MacArthur, however, this is actually "a farce and a scam.
From tohe served as an associate pastor at Calvary Bible Church in BurbankCalifornia, and from to as a faculty representative for Talbot Theological Seminary. MacArthur also received an honorary doctorate from Talbot Theological Seminary  and an honorary doctorate from Grace Graduate School.
He argues that "the battle for the beginning is ultimately a battle between two mutually exclusive faiths — faith in Scripture versus faith in anti-theistic hypotheses. It is not really a battle between science and the Bible. Jenkins of Left Behind series fame.
MacArthur remarked during a sermon, " I reject the wacky world of newspaper exegesis and cartoon eschatology and crazy interpretation like the locusts of Revelation 9 being helicopters The writer of Hebrews Hodgeswho argued that MacArthur was teaching a form of works-based salvation. MacArthur has denied the charge, as attested on two tapes recorded in when he was asked to reason together with IFCA man.
In a letter dated January 15,Davey cited a " MacArthur is a cessationist and is one of the most prominent voices in the church against the continuationist beliefs of Pentecostalism and the Charismatic Movement. He has written three books in support of his position: In Octoberhe hosted a conference called "Strange Fire" at his church to mark the launch of his book of the same name.
The event featured a number of speakers who argued for a cessationist theology and strongly critiqued the Charismatic Movement. Their body movements are almost identical to that of people in the charismatic movement, the extreme behavior of pagans. This is the work of Satan, it is the work of darkness, and not to be attributed to the Holy Spirit".
And that, "The Charismatic movement as such has made no contribution to biblical clarity, interpretation, or sound doctrine It detracts and confuses. But nothing coming from that movement has been the reason they were saved. Its troops have taken over and placed an idol in the city of God.
However, he saw its interdenominational presence as being "a testimony to the absence of any theology," and charged that "its theology is both heterodox and heretical Out go the ties, out go the hymns, out go all the normal and formal things The charismatic movement has developed I think its a false form of Christianity.
Addressing the "Strange Fire" conference, continuationist Calvinist Baptist John Piper concurs that there are many abuses in the charismatic church, however he adds that "we really need to keep in mind that every charismatic abuse has its mirror image in non-charismatic abuses In some of these cases, the non-charismatic church is more guilty than the charismatic," such as, "the absence of emotion, which is probably more deadly than the excesses.
He believes that the Biblical roles of elder and pastor are restricted to men by citing the biblical passage of 1 Timothy 2: MacArthur does not reject all forms of psychological theories and techniques, though he considers some psychology and psychiatry as contrary to the Bible.
The secular discipline of psychology is based on godless assumptions and evolutionary foundations and is capable of dealing with people only superficially and only on the temporal level Psychology is no more a science than the atheistic evolutionary theory upon which it is based.
Like theistic evolution, Christian psychology is an attempt to harmonize two inherently contradictory systems of thought. The case failed to come to trial because a judge ruled the case as having insufficient evidence.
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Jul 26, · I don’t exactly remember when I first came across MacArthur’s ministry – thirty-some years ago, but he’s been a huge blessing in my life.
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As I write these words, the Holy Spirit is moving mightily around the earth, saving lost sinners, bringing rebels to repentance, healing sick bodies, setting captives free, and above all, glorifying the name of Jesus.
According to Pastor John MacArthur, however, this is actually "a farce and a scam. How To Write Your Christian Testimony: 10 Great Tips. by David Peach · Print · Email. 1 John says, “If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word has no place in our lives.” I want to write my testimony and do something with it, give it to someone, tell someone but like I saw earlier, I’m not.