Welcome back to another season of the Gospel Points podcast! As we jump into season two, we look back at the controversy stirred up by John MacArthur’s Strange Fire conference. The conference took aim at the Charismatic movement and their distortions of the true message of Christianity replacing it with a prosperity gospel punctuated with silliness and sacrilegious lunacy. But, is this a fair characterization of the movement as a whole? Some have suggested the false teachers mentioned at this conference are not typical of Charismatics in general.
This week we will ask the question, is the Charismatic my brother? Are the preachers in this movement all false teachers or do we serve Christ together in full gospel unity? To discuss this topic I invited my friend, Pastor Michael Carl. Mike is the pastor of the Christ the King Charismatic Episcopal Church in Wakefield, MA.
In this second installment of our interview, I ask Pastor Mike why do we need visions or tongues if we already have a completed canon and what about those are not healed through these “healing services”?
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