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Frank Viola Refutes “Strange Fire”

Posted by Radical Resurgence | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 23-10-2013


Frank Viola started a series of blog posts graciously critiquing John MacArthur’s book Charismatic Chaos which has been revised as Strange Fire.

Viola writes:

“In October 1994, I wrote a lengthy critique of John MacArthur’s controversial book Charismatic Chaos.

I was in my 20s at the time.

MacArthur’s Chaos contains his core arguments against the theology and practice of the charismatic community. That would include a polemic on why he believes the supernatural gifts of the Spirit have ceased from operating today.

(Note that I criticize much that passes off as “spiritual” within charismatic circles today in my book, Revise Us Again. So if you’re interested in those critiques, you can look at that volume.)

Read Viola’s full critique of the book here

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