I’ve just posted a review of John MacArthur’s anti-charismatic book, Strange Fire. The review is written by a pastor I met here in Honolulu a few years ago named Dennis Balcombe. I had first heard of Balcombe in the Darren Wilson film Finger of God that devoted a segment to document the move of the Holy Spirit in the underground church in China. While attending Balcombe’s meetings I was blown away by even more testimony of this man’s life, his commitment to the Gospel, and the amazing things that he has witnessed in China during his 45+ years of ministry from his church in Hong Kong. Since then I have also read his autobiography, One Journey, One Nation, which came out in 2011.
Balcombe pulls no punches and goes after MacArthur’s narrow-minded and anti-biblical cessationist views right from the start. To read what he has to say, and to hear a few stories of how he has seen the Holy Spirit move, go to his review which I have posted here:
After reading the article be sure to take time to watch the brief video biography of Dennis Balcombe that I have embedded at the bottom of the page, and then feel free to post any comments back here on the blog.
“…grant to your servants to continue to speak your word with all boldness, while you stretch out your hand to heal, and signs and wonders are performed through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” -Acts 4:29-30
In Jesus’ Name, Amen!