In ancient Israel there lived two priests who approached God without the reverence He deserves. They disregarded Gods instructions and burned incense in His Tabernacle with strange fire . . . which He had not commanded them. And fire came out from the presence of the Lord and consumed them, and they died before the Lord (Lev. 10:2). Scripture calls us to worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. Anything unholy including false prophecy, phony miracles, religious hypocrisy, self-willed worship, or anything else of the sort is a kind of strange fire, deserving of the most severe judgment. That is why pastor-teacher John MacArthur has written this treatise on a movement whose foundation and direction have betrayed the God they claim to represent. Laced with historical research, biblical support, and quotes from scholars across the spectrum, Strange Fire is a rigorous evaluation of the fastest growing segment of the American Christian church. And it is an important warning . . . For those who want the church to be more inclusive, For those on the lookout for miracles today, For those who think charismatic refers more to worship style than substance, For those who dont understand why celebrity preachers are constantly falling from grace, For those who believe religious experience is more important than biblical fact, For those who dont want to limit God or put Him in a box. Strange Fire is powerful, disturbing, and imminently necessary.
Widely known for his thorough, candid approach to teaching Gods Word, John MacArthur is a popular author and conference speaker. He has served as pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, since 1969. John and his wife, Patricia, have four grown children and fifteen grandchildren. Johns pulpit ministry has been extended around the globe through his media ministry, Grace to You. In addition to producing daily radio programs for nearly two thousand English and Spanish radio outlets worldwide, Grace to You distributes books, software, and digital recordings by John MacArthur. John is president of The Masters College and Seminary and has written more than two hundred books and study guides, each one biblical and practical. Bestselling titles include The Gospel According to Jesus, The Truth War, The Murder of Jesus, Twelve Ordinary Men, Twelve Extraordinary Women, and The MacArthur Study Bible, a 1998 ECPA Gold Medallion recipient.