Author: John F. MacArthur
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
What would God say about those who blatantly misrepresent His Holy Spirit; who exchange true worship for chaotic fits of mindless ecstasy; who replace the biblical gospel with vain illusions of health and wealth; who claim to prophesy in His name yet speak errors; and who sell false hope to desperate people for millions of dollars? The charismatic movement has always been a breeding-ground for scandal, greed, bad doctrine, and all kinds of spiritual chicanery. As a movement, it is clearly headed the wrong direction. And it is growing at an unprecedented rate. From the Word of Faith to the New Apostolic Reformation, the Charismatic movement is being consumed by the empty promises of the prosperity gospel. Too many charismatic celebrities promote a “Christianity” without Christ, a Holy Spirit without holiness. And their teaching is having a disastrous influence on a grand scale, as large television networks broadcast their heresies to every part of the world. In Strange Fire, bestselling author and pastor John MacArthur chronicles the unsavory history behind the modern Charismatic movement. He lays out a chilling case for rejecting its false prophets, speaking out against their errors, showing true reverence to the Holy Spirit, and above all clinging to the Bible as the inerrant, authoritative Word of God and the one true standard by which all truth claims must be tested.
Author: John MacArthur
Publisher: Nelson Books
Scripture calls us to worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. Anything un-holy-- including prophecy, and religious hypocrisy-- is a kind of "strange fire," deserving of the most severe judgment. MacArthur provides a rigorous evaluation of those whose foundation and direction have betrayed the God they claim to represent.
Author: Tommy Wallach
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Clive and Clover Hamill, sons of a well-respected Descendant minister, discover a community intent on rediscovering the blasphemous technologies of the past, setting into motion a holy war that will endanger their relationship and humanity itself.
Author: Michael L. Brown
Publisher: Charisma Media
In response to Pastor John MacArthur’s call for a “collective war,” against charismatics, Dr. Michael Brown has called for unity in Jesus based on a return to the truth of the Scriptures in the fullness of the Spirit. As a charismatic biblical scholar and theologian, Dr. Brown responds to Pastor MacArthur’s charges, making a biblical case for the continuation of the New Testament gifts of the Spirit and demonstrating the unique contribution to missions, theology, and worship made by the charismatic Church worldwide. He calls for an appreciation of the unique strengths and weaknesses of both cessationists and charismatics, inviting readers to experience God afresh, and he demonstrates how charismatic leaders have been addressing abuses within their own movement for decades. Dr. Brown speaks on behalf of millions who are not adequately trained to express in writing their own encounters with the supernatural power of God. - David Ravenhill I thank God for this biblically-robust, pastorally-sensitive, historicallyinformed, and graciously-articulated account of the work of the Holy Spirit in the church of Jesus Christ. - Sam Storms Dr. Michael Brown’s Authentic Fire puts the brakes on John MacArthur’s crusade against charismatics with irrefutable logic, extraordinary insight, Christ-like graciousness, and an undisputable handling of Scripture. - Frank Viola Michael Brown writes with clarity and courtesy as he confronts one of the most explosive issues among all those who uphold the Bible as the plumb line of truth. - David Shibley
Author: Tod Linafelt
Publisher: NYU Press
Helen Heran Jun explores how the history of U.S. citizenshiphas positioned Asian Americans and African Americans in interlocking socio-political relationships since the mid nineteenth century. Rejecting the conventional emphasis on ‘inter-racial prejudice,’ Jun demonstrates how a politics of inclusion has constituted a racial Other within Asian American and African American discourses of national identity. Race for Citizenship examines three salient moments when African American and Asian American citizenship become acutely visible as related crises: the ‘Negro Problem’ and the ‘Yellow Question’ in the mid- to late 19th century; World War II-era questions around race, loyalty, and national identity in the context of internment and Jim Crow segregation; and post-Civil Rights discourses of disenfranchisement and national belonging under globalization. Taking up a range of cultural texts—the 19th century black press, the writings of black feminist Anna Julia Cooper, Asian American novels, African American and Asian American commercial film and documentary—Jun does not seek to document signs of cross-racial identification, but instead demonstrates how the logic of citizenship compels racialized subjects to produce developmental narratives of inclusion in the effort to achieve political, economic, and social incorporation. Race for Citizenship provides a new model of comparative race studies by situating contemporary questions of differential racial formations within a long genealogy of anti-racist discourse constrained by liberal notions of inclusion.
No Strange Fire
Author: Ted Wojtasik
Publisher: Herald Press (VA)
Amish-owned barns are burning and Sergeant Stuter and Agent Tate must find the arsonist responsible for the crimes
Former Pentecostal prophet Fred L. Volz shares his experience within the charismatic movement. The supernatural experiences were real, but were they true?
Author: John MacArthur
Publisher: Harper Collins
Charismatic Chaos thoughtfully and carefully shines the light of Scripture on teaching that is not only gaining massive and loyal television followin, but also leading to disunity on a worlwide scale and promising to fuel controversy for years to come.
Strange Fire: A Novel
Author: Melvin Jules Bukiet
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Nathan Kazakov had enough problems even before his left ear is obliterated by a bullet presumably meant for his employer, the prime minister of Israel, and now he begins an investigation that leads him into a web of conspiracies involving messianic orthodox settlers, Arab terrorists, and the Israeli seret service. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
Strange Fire, Holy Fire
Author: Michael J. Klassen
Publisher: Baker Books
Raised in the independent charismatic movement, pastor and writer Michael J. Klassen walks readers through issues and experiences common to most charismatics. These include speaking in tongues, spiritual power, authority, personal prophecy, and much more. Providing an honest and fair assessment of the movement's strengths and weaknesses, he helps readers separate the wheat from the chaff of their experiences--keeping the good and letting go of any disappointment, frustration, or pain.
Are you ready to travel beyond where even news reporters fear to tread? Fresh Wind & Strange Fire is author Lyn Fuchs' journey through stranger-than-fiction primal terrain. As an American professor in a Mexican university exploring the southern reaches of his adopted country, Fuchs knows the territory as only a local resident can and is uniquely qualified to convey its essence to English-speaking readers. Fuchs' adventures include buying fake documents, eating iguanas, ingesting peyote, scaling glaciers, train-hopping with migrants, splash-fighting with Mayans, joking with narcotraficantes, being exfoliated by fish, having a tooth extracted without anesthetic, and interviewing the last living witness to a Latin American extermination camp. As mystics exalt the lotus for its stately blossoms arising out of muddy waters, Lyn celebrates life by gleaning hilarity and wisdom from bizarre reality.
Author: J. Wendell Mapson Jr
Publisher: Xulon Press
J. Wendell Mapson, Jr., was born in West Palm Beach, FL and raised in Newark, NJ. He received his B.A. degree from Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA., a M. Div. degree from Crozer Theological Seminary, Chester, PA. (now Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, and a D. Min. degree from Palmer Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, PA. In 2002, Palmer conferred upon him the honorary Doctor of Divinity degree. He has served as an adjunct faculty member at both Palmer and Lutheran Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, and lectured and taught at many other institutions of higher learning. From 1969 to 1987 Mapson was pastor of Union Baptist Church, Elizabeth, NJ, and in July 1987 he was called to the historic Monumental Baptist Church, Philadelphia, organized in 1826. Dr. Mapson is highly sought after as a preacher, and has lectured extensively in the area of music and worship. He is the author of The Ministry of Music in the Black Church, still used in seminary and college classes, as well as by pastors, church musicians, and choirs seeking to understand music and worship from a biblical perspective. He is also author of the more recently published, God of My Father: Sermons of a Father and Son, a collection of sermons of his father (deceased) and himself. In 1994, he was inducted into the Martin Luther King, Jr. Board of Preachers at Morehouse College. Mapson has been a featured lecturer at the prestigious Hampton University Ministers' Conference. He is a past president of the Baptist Pastors' and Ministers' Conference of Philadelphia and Vicinity, and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He is married to Shirley Jones Mapson, and they are the parents of three sons, Keith, Brian, and Jesse III.
Author: Eric E. Wright
Publisher: EP BOOKS
Author: R.T. Kendall
Publisher: Charisma Media
The Holy Spirit... Greater than your theology, bigger than denominations, beyond all we can imagine, God's gift to the church and to you Debate about the Holy Spirit has been around for a long time. In Holy Fire, best-selling author and respected theologian R. T. Kendall sets the record straight about the Holy Spirit’s role in our lives and in the life of the church. If you want to increase your knowledge of this most misunderstood member of the Trinity, or if you long to experience His presence in your life in a deeper way than ever before, this book is for you. Are you charismatic? He is bigger than your signs-and-wonders events. Are you Reformed? He will not be limited by your theology. As Jesus said of the Holy Spirit, “He blows where He will.”