“Strange Fire” with guest Adrian Warnock


We talk with Christian blogger Adrian Warnock about John MacArthur’s Strange Fire book and conference. We discuss if MacArthur’s charges against charismatics are valid as well as how Christian leaders such as John Piper, Wayne Grudem and Mark Driscoll relate to the situation. Be sure to check out Adrian’s blog which has a series of posts regarding “Strange Fire”.

01:50 – Who is John MacArthur?
02:36 – Is MacArthur lumping charismatics together?
06:04 – Do 90% of charismatics really believe in word of faith?
09:33 – Are cessationists becoming too isolated?
12:54 – What was MacArthur’s motivation?
15:08 – Were MacArthur’s comments about Piper and Grudem, hypocritical?
18:21 – What does is mean that God is a God of order?
20:04 – Are manifestations of the Holy Spirit appropriate?
25:35 – Mark Driscoll vs John MacArthur
34:10 – Was there a lack of response from Christian leaders?

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3 thoughts on ““Strange Fire” with guest Adrian Warnock

  1. Thanks for this. I’ve seen such buzz about this online. I really wasn’t interested in watching parts of the conference or reading the book. It was nice to hear a balanced approach to viewing this topic. And I think Adrian needs to change the batteries in his fire detector! (No pun intended).

  2. What I do not understand is:
    in the beginning, you recognize correctly, that you and your type of charismatic is not addressed in this conference, yet during this talk you continue to apply everything to you and the people, who are not addressed at all. Why?
    I think you should have stopped there and discerned better.
    As you can see, I am not taking sides, but pointing out the wrong direction, your talk has taken. πŸ™‚
    If you apply the content of the conference only to those that are addressed (you may call it straw man, or maybe the crazy side of the public picture of the charismatic movement), can you see that it has a certain point? .. And that it doesn’t express any negativity against you?
    This is just an observation of mine from an outside point of view.
    Maybe you can try again and discard all the unnecessary friction with understanding better what is really said and who is really addressed.

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