by Erik Martin
Ian Murray speaking of John MacArthur’s concerns about the charismatic movement “…the enthusiasm for revelatory prophecies, and for apostles today, ignored the uniqueness and sufficiency of Scripture.”
-Murray, Ian, John MacArthur: Servant of the Word and Flock, p. 121
“Genuine experience must grow out of sound doctrine. We are not to base what we believe on what we have experienced The reverse is true. Our experiences will grow out of what we believe.”
-MacArthur, John, Charismatic Chaos, p. 65
“No genuine revival or orthodox movement has ever been led by people whose authority is based in any way on private revelations from God…A longing for something new and eoteric has replaced historic Christianity’s settled confidence in the Word of God–and that is an invitation to Satan’s counterfeit.”
-MacArthur, John, Charismatic Chaos, pp. 58, 73
God’s Word is the only lamp to our feet and light unto our path (Ps. 119:105). It alone is settled in heaven (Ps. 199:89). Galatians 1:6-9 even pronounces curses on those who alter or add to the revelation that God has already given in canonical Scripture.