John Piper responds to John MacArthur’s Strange Fire Conference

This Desiring God blog is worthy of being in reblogosphere territory. The wisdom and balanced but prophetically penetrating points from Piper are compelling. Happy reading!

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3 thoughts on “John Piper responds to John MacArthur’s Strange Fire Conference

  1. Very helpful, balanced, godly wisdom. I wouldn’t 100% agree with Piper’s definition of prophecy (e.g. I don’t think it’s necessarily something spontaneous – cf. Rev.) but his warning points are spot on, he’s dead right that the finger must point both ways, and the key point about not going on the warpath but passionately preaching the Sun/Son is brilliant. Thanks for the reblog.

  2. It really is a discussion for me that helps to shape how to approach the gifts of the Spirit. It’s right that he excesses of ‘charismania’ but also ‘non-charismania’ are comparable but I love what Piper says about the latter probably being worse. I agree. But the former is also bad because, and this is my fear, that we treat speaking prophetically like eating sweets and somehow we lose the mystery and the wonder of having the words of God in our heart and in our mouth. I would never be able to worship/minister in a church that is closed and bound up in emotion-less religion, but I also want any desiring for or operating in the gifts of the Spirit to be inextricably hand-in-hand with the Living Word.

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