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Charismatic Renewal: 10 Suggestions for the Way Forward

March 20, 2013 | by: Sam Storms| 9 Comments


Ronald Johnson

Mar 24, 2013

Joe: Iam exactly where you are except i do not yet have the strength to go back to my presbyterian church. Ron

R4i says

Mar 23, 2013

Great, thanks for sharing this blog article.Really looking forward to read more. Fantastic.

Kansas Bob

Mar 22, 2013

To #9 I might add staying away from the extreme sectors of the "Prophetic Movement".

Jake Morgason

Mar 22, 2013

I still see healing was paid for ! But i do agree elsewhere !

Scott Holman

Mar 20, 2013

Thanks so much for your excellent analysis and prescriptions, very helpful!


Mar 20, 2013

All these are absolutely correct. This "man-centered orientation" is so systemic in the charismatic movement that few even hold to classic Arminianism anymore. Pelagianism & open theism has replaced much of the Arminianism in the charismatic movement. I have had to flee to a Presbyterian Church just to find a more robust view of the gospel and remain a "secret charismatic". I will not even get started about the hyper eschatological zionism running rampant in the "global prayer movement". Thanks for posting such a good article. I will turn this article into an outline of prayer for our brothers in the charismatic movement!


Mar 20, 2013

I appreciate these solid points very much; they're a great call for balance. What seems out of place to me, however, is #6. With respect, dispensationalism is not distinctly a charismatic phenomenon, nor is "Christian Zionism" distinctly a dispensational phenomenon. Mike Bickle, for example, rejects the dispensational pre-trib rapture, and other godly men like John Owen, Spurgeon, J.C. Ryle, M'Cheyne, the Bonar brothers, and Barry Horner today have rightly affirmed God's continuing faithfulness to the Jewish people as a nation while holding to varying non-dispensational eschatologies.

Bethany Cannon

Mar 20, 2013

Will you explain what the "Word of Faith" movement is?

Laura Stanlake

Mar 20, 2013

I really appreciate this article.

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