Saturday, June 22, 2013


About a year ago, Mark Driscoll of Seattle, Washington's Mars Hill Church, a "Reformed Charismatic", delivered was has been described as an offensive sermon because of its pornographic descriptions. At least Phillip Johnson of Team Pyro called it 
"Pornographic Divination"., with transcript:

Todd Friel of Wretched Radio reveals that Driscoll believes that cessationism is like atheism. Driscoll believes in continued revelation to him personally in dreams and visions:

The Christian Post reports that Driscoll believes that cessationism is wrong:
More recently, Mark Driscoll on

"Common questions about the gift of tongues":

There is a parallel here with Wayne Grudem's continuationism. See our previous posts:
Ex Catholics For Christ, recommends 
John MacArthur's book, "Charismatic Chaos":

Also see their full article: "Are Tongues And Healings For Today?":

Are Healing and Tongues for Today? (1 Corinthians 12) John MacArthur:

Published on Apr 23, 2013
A thorough examination will yield the truth that spiritual gifts fill two major purposes: the permanent gifts edify the church and the temporary gifts are signs to confirm the Word of God. God will continue to give the permanent gifts to believers for the duration of the church age, and those gifts are to be ministered by His people at all times in the life of the church. Those gifts include first the speaking or verbal gifts—prophecy, knowledge, wisdom, teaching, and exhortation, and, second, the serving or nonverbal gifts—leadership, helps, giving, mercy, faith, and discernment. The temporary sign gifts were limited to the apostolic age and therefore ceased after that time. Those gifts included miracles, healing, languages, and the interpretation of languages. The purpose of temporary sign gifts was to authenticate the apostolic message as the Word of God, until the time when the Scriptures, His written Word, were completed and became self--authenticating...

John MacArthur on the charismatic movement. 

"The reason the Church is in the mess it's in today":

The Modern Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit - John MacArthur:

Why Confront the Charismatic Movement - John MacArthur:

John Piper: 

Have You Ever Seen a Vision or Spoken In Tongues?

What Is Speaking in Tongues By John Piper: A Middle of the Road: