I posted a response to comments made by Fred Butler on his blog. I would like to re-post it on my blog with some additional comments. Butler criticized Dr. Michael L. Brown's article in Charisma regarding John MacArthur's attack against the Charismatic/Pentecostal movement in his "Strange Fire Conference."
My main contention with MacArthur is his wholesale condemnation (and I don't believe that is too strong a word considering what was said) of the Charismatic/Pentecostal movement quoted in CharismaNews.com by Dr. Brown.
“The charismatic movement is largely the reason the church is in the mess it is today. In virtually every area where church life is unbiblical, you can attribute it to the charismatic movement. In virtually every area—bad theology, superficial worship, ego, prosperity gospel, personality elevation. All of that comes out of the charismatic movement.”