Tuesday, 20 May 2014

OBSESSION WITH THE MIRACULOUS—ITS DANGERS

Excessive preoccupation with signs and wonders has its dangers.

I have nothing against the miraculous, coming from a Pentecostal and Baptist background of more than 40 years.

But when teachers like Bill Johnson exalt signs and wonders to the extent that doctrine, scholarship and the use of one’s sound mind are all downplayed and even the deity of Christ is denied, red flags go up.

                                                                    

Are we so mesmerised by the miraculous and sensational that we are willing to depart from sound doctrine and whatever we hold dear in our faith?


                                                                   
A charismatic leader can become an object of hero worship that he can be seen to do little or no wrong. An inordinate emphasis on power, miracles and the realm of the supernatural keeps everyone too excited to question whether all these happenings are above board, scripturally speaking.

Personal charisma and miraculous signs keep many enthralled and excited even if truth is compromised. 

So when one is so obsessed with seeking supernatural powerthat one throws doctrine and good sense out of the windowbizarre, spooky and wacky things can happen.

The following links are self-explanatory.

SUCKING THE ANOINTING. 


                                                                                                                                                                                                         
http://youthapologeticstraining.com/grave-sucking/                                          
                               
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrHPTs8cLls

RELATED POSTS

DID JESUS SET ASIDE HIS DIVINITY?
A prominent leader, Bill Johnson, teaches that Jesus operated only as a manand not Godduring His earthly ministry. Did Jesus set aside His divinity when He came down to earth? Here are nine reasons why Jesus was not a mere man while He was on earth.

WHAT TRULY MATTERS IN THE END
What do you think is the true measure of a believer? Does it rest solely on how much anointing or power he or she has? Or how many spectacular feats he or she can perform?

RUNNING AFTER SIGNS
Is there a rationale for pursuing signs and wonders?

TESTING THE SUPERNATURAL
Are the supernatural manifestations in church today invariably of divine origin?


BOOK REVIEW OF BILL JOHNSON’S “WHEN HEAVEN INVADES EARTH”.

KINGDOM INVASION OR INVASION OF ERROR?

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