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Early influential Reformed theologians include Ulrich Zwingli, John Calvin, Martin Bucer, William Farel, Heinrich Bullinger, Peter Martyr Vermigli, Theodore Beza, and John Knox. Gresham Machen, Karl Barth, Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Cornelius Van Til, and Gordon Clark were influential. It was a common practice of the Catholic Church to name what they perceived to be heresy after its founder.

Whether you are Charismatic or not yourself, I hope you agree that these hundreds of millions of people are our brothers and sisters in Christ, and that we share in salvation together as one Body.

You can imagine then that I was a bit disappointed when I first heard that John Mac Arthur was hosting a conference entitled “Strange Fire,” about what he feels are the errors of the Charismatic Movement.

Introduction: Christians have a variety of views regarding selecting a husband or wife according to the will of God.

Many Christians fear that they might go out of the will of God or miss out “on God’s best.” Many believe that there is only one person whom the Lord has selected for each Christian and it is up to each Christian to find that person.

August 13, 2006 Special Message Years ago, I read about a pastor who became involved immorally with a married woman in his congregation.

They each divorced their respective mates and then were married to each other in the church of which he was the pastor.

Today one in four of the two billion people who identify themselves as Christians are Charismatics or Pentecostals (ref). Do I believe that abuses have occurred in many places? There are some who call themselves charismatics, but their beliefs and practices are frankly unbiblical. Unapologetically, I do believe that much good is coming out of our movement.

I want to be absolutely clear that I am very happy to identify myself as one of their number. The Charismatics and Pentecostals are acknowledged by experts to be proliferating like no other previous movement in history.

Perhaps no verse is so taken out of context and misapplied as Matthew 7:1, “Do not judge so that you will not be judged.” If you keep reading, in verse 6 Jesus says, “Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before swine….” In verse 15 He adds, “Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.” To obey those verses, you must make some fairly astute judgments!

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