An excellent book that changed my belief which I had once about the work of the Holy Spirit. I highly recommend this book, and every believer should go through this book at least once in their life time and see the deception of the devil through pretension in the name of Jesus..
Dr. MacArthur lovingly, yet honestly and candidly, responds to the theological and practical questions raised due to the explosion of Charismatic doctrines and practices within our churches. Those who read will be called to the testimony of scripture to see if we can find any biblical support for the framework of Charismatic theology. MacArthur also reveals the darkness found in the "Word of Faith" movement, and its relationship to metaphysical cults. This book is a much needed read, especially for those of us that seek to understand Charismatics. While he has no desire to discredit the ministries of clear thinking Charismatic brothers that are orthodox in doctrine, MacArthur looks at this young movement within the Church, points out the dangers of it, and examines it in the light of scripture.
Even though this book is over 16 years old, I feel it is still relevant for today. It really shows you what was going on 16 years ago in the word of faith movement and how much of what you hear today on so-called Christian TV has it's roots grounded in past errors. At this price I bought 2 books; one for me and one to give to others who are looking for the truth.
MacArthur does a great job at bringing biblical truths to light, and how Scripture backs up/defends what he teaches. The chapter on Tongues really helped me understand how I was misled in the past, I now know tongues ceased.