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The Aftermath of “Strange Fire”: Appraisal of Pastor John MacArthur as a Scholar

One Assemblies of God pastor by the name of Hugo wasn’t too thrilled about John MacArthur when I visited him in Mexico in May. A man who had just been fleeced by a charismatic church preaching the prosperity gospel began attending Hugo’s church, but angrily left after reading the Spanish version of MacArthur’s Strange Fire,…

Question: Is Mormon Practice of Vicarious Baptism for the Dead Biblical?

Question: Someone wrote, “While speaking to a Mormon who had just finished his two-year mission about our differences, one thing he mentioned was baptism—specifically I Corinthians 15:29. Mormons really believe in vicarious baptism[1], which obviously has no biblical standing—except for that verse. What is the Christian interpretation concerning this verse and what does it mean?”…

Question: Is “Experiencing God” (Henry Blackaby) Biblical?

Question:  In 1998, Greg Koukl (host of Stand to Reason) heavily criticized Experiencing God (EG) in his article entitled, “What’s Wrong with ‘Experiencing God.’” In 2013, John MacArthur, in his Strange Fire conference, disowned the Charismatic movement as being not part of the historic Christian faith. In 2015, a visitor to an AMI church, evidently…

Question: Is There Biblical Support For Homosexuality?

Question: Is it true that the Greek word pais (παῖς) that the Roman centurion used in reference to his sick servant (Lk. 7:7), whom he “valued highly” (2), while asking Jesus to heal him, means “beloved gay lover?”  If so, since Jesus commanded the centurion for his “great faith” (9) instead of condemning him for…

Why We Mourn Today with Those Who Mourn

Ricky Byrdsong was the first African American men’s basketball coach at Northwestern University. Tragically in 1999, he was gunned down by a white supremacist while jogging around his neighborhood. A year later, during the Urbana Missions Conference, a compelling African-American speaker, in addressing the problem of racism in America, duly noted this unspeakable hate crime….