In ancient Israel there lived two priests who approached God without the reverence He deserves. They disregarded God’s instructions and burned incense in His Tabernacle with “strange fire . . . which He had not commanded them. And fire came out from the presence of the Lord and consumed them, and they died before the Lord” (Lev. 10:2).
Scripture calls us to worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. Anything unholy — including false prophecy, phony miracles, religious hypocrisy, self-willed worship, or anything else of the sort — is a kind of “strange fire,” deserving of the most severe judgment.
That is why pastor-teacher John MacArthur has written this treatise on a movement whose foundation and direction have betrayed the God they claim to represent. Laced with historical research, biblical support, and quotes from scholars across the spectrum, Strange Fire is a rigorous evaluation of the fastest growing segment of the American Christian church.
And it is an important warning . . .
• For those who want the church to be more inclusive,
• For those on the lookout for miracles today,
• For those who think “charismatic” refers more to worship style than substance,
• For those who don’t understand why celebrity preachers are constantly falling from grace,
• For those who believe religious experience is more important than biblical fact,
• For those who don’t want to “limit God” or “put Him in a box.”
Strange Fire is powerful, disturbing, and imminently necessary.