Authentic Fire: A Response to John MacArthur's Strange Fire
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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.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 418
Vendor: Creation House
Publication Date: 2015
Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.5 (inches)
ISBN: 1629984558
ISBN-13: 9781629984551

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Author Bio

Michael L. Brown (Ph. D., New York University) is founder and president of FIRE School of Ministry and host of the nationally syndicated, daily talk radio show the Line of Fire. He is a published Old Testament and Semitic scholar and a leading Messianic Jewish apologist. He has written 25 books, including Hyper-Grace: Exposing the Dangers of the Modern Grace Movement.


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, historically informed, 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

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    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A DEFINITE EYE OPENER! "Strange" or "Authentic" fire?
    October 15, 2015
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    Are you a continuationist? Or a cessationist?

    This book is very important and helpful no matter where you land on the issue. It's definitely an eye opener!

    If you are not aware, in 2013, pastor John MacArthur held a conference titled "STRANGE FIRE" (hereafter referred to as S.F) that was dedicated to exposing abuses within the charismatic movement. Dr. Brown (a charismatic Christian scholar author of "AUTHENTIC FIRE") stands in agreement with MacArthur when it comes to addressing abuses. However, Dr. Brown is concerned, along with many other Christians (not just those within the charismatic camp) that the S.F conference went too far, and displayed a few of its own areas of questionable reasoning. Dr. Brown sets forth in his book the following issues he has with the S.F.C

    -Historical inaccuracies concerning the origins of the charismatic movement

    -Broad sweeping generalizations

    -(At times) Uncharitable, contentious and vitriolic rhetoric

    -A lack of biblical exegesis in support of the cessationist viewpoint


    -Problematic Logic (ex: committing the genetic fallacy) etc ...

    Dr. Brown faces these things head on, yet does so with:

    1. Love/respect

    2. Strong Biblical Exegesis

    3. Historical accuracy

    4. Careful logic

    5. Godly passion

    All that being said,

    (IMPORTANT NOTE!) This book isn't just about arguing or winning an argument! (Chapter 9) of Authentic Fire is a beautifully encouraging: richly edifying look into EXPERIENCING INTIMACY WITH THE LIVING GOD! It is sure to build one up in their relationship with Him.

    I have been truly blessed by this book! God has used Dr. Brown in a mighty way.

    Happy Reading! :)

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