A Look at First Peter Chapter Five

When we place God’s will and our ministry to others before our own personal priorities, blessing comes to all. To do this, humility is essential—this applies to all believers, including pastors, even though it runs contrary to the prevailing, psychologically-oriented philosophy of self-assertion and self-esteem. In verse three, pastors are instructed not to be “lords” over God’s heritage but to be examples.

Getting Burned by Strange Fire

John MacArthur recently held a 3-day “Strange Fire” conference at his ministry headquarters at Grace Community Church in Southern California. The conference highlighted some of the many errors of the Pentecostal and charismatic movement and the negative influence it is having within the professing church. MacArthur’s conference preceded the launching of his new book Strange Fire: The Danger of Offending the Holy Spirit With Counterfeit Worship, which will address these same issues.

"Restating" the Faith

Underneath the call for a “restatement of Christianity in terms of modern thought” there must be something more than simply a desire for clear expression. Has language utterly failed? Are the revised versions already out of date? Have we really so lost the understanding of terms that people of our generation are like the heathen who lack words for God and all holy things? We cannot believe this, although a critic of our day has said that a certain class of men would entirely lose the art of reading were it not for the sporting page of the newspapers.

The Essence of the Emerging Church

A friend of the FEA recently sent me a flyer he received in the mail from a local Baptist church. Presumably an attempt to create interest in the church, this flyer contained the following words without any further explanation:

Vision for First Baptist Paradigm Shift:

Charismatic Confusion


What Does The Bible Say?



The Charismatic and Pentecostal movements are creating confusion among true believers.



1 Corinthians 13:8-10

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