I had shoulder surgery Friday so I really am not physically or mentally up to doing any long post this week. It all seems to be going well but I think the steroids or something else they used really did a number on my ability to think through issues or even stay awake.
Probably one of the most important issues in Christendom is taking place at Grace Church led by John MacArthur. It is called the Fresh Fire Conference and is getting into all the negative influences that the Charismatic/Pentecostal Movement is having on the modern Church.
Whether you agree with MacArthur that the signs gifts ceased or not, you might want to hear out his arguments against what is taking place in the Charismatic movement under various movement subtitles. This site seems to have much of the audio material from the conference so you might want to check it out.
I now see that site only offered short clips, you might want to check out this blog for the recaps.
And Worldview Weekend is offering some articles on this conference.
The whole conference will probably be available at this site sometime in the near future.
There certainly are a lot of abuses going on under the name of the Word of Faith movement and the NAR and other signs and wonders or prosperity theology handles. I am sure that this conferences will get into all the major issues. Like I said, it probably is going to be the most talked about event in Protestantism in years.
Whether it will actually change anything for the better is yet to be determined. The last time any nationally known leader in Christendom took a formal stand against the abuses going on within these popular movements through a book or a major conference was many years ago. The Church should not be silent when our brothers and sisters claiming to follow Jesus are led by bottom-feeding-scum-sucking-money-loving hucksters into profane theology and offering strange fire before the Lord.
Don Koenig founded www.thepropheticyears.com website in 1999 after almost thirty years of independent study on the Bible and learning from many astute teachers within Christendom. Don created his website to write about Bible prophecy, biblical discernment and his Christian worldviews. Don wrote a free Revelation commentary ebook in 2004 named "The Revelation of Jesus Christ Through The Ages". The World and Church and Bible Prophecy section of this website was started in 2007.