John MacArthur's 'Strange Fire' Conference held in October is still stirring controversy. Wanderlust Productions founder Darren Wilson has recently responded to the prominent theologian about his unfavorable view on Charismatic movement.
“As the guy who created the supernatural-centric films Finger of God, Furious Love and Father of Lights, I realize that I may very well be near the top of your list of ‘least saved’ people,” he wrote in an article in Charisma News website.
And he continues: “As my movies have reached millions of people around the world with the message that God is active and alive today and is doing all sorts of amazing, outrageous and (gulp) strange miracles and that it is the primary mission of the worldwide church to love radically while utilizing the gifts of the Holy Spirit both freely and abundantly.”
John MacArthur set off a heated debate in the Christian community when he accused the Charismatic movement of offering God “unacceptable worship” that “blasphemes the Holy Spirit,” during the conference.
Wilson said the conference frustrated and angered him, not because “you were calling people like me a liar or charlatan” but because “I know, wholeheartedly, that you are wrong on this issue.”
And the filmmaker believes John is fighting against God.
“You are leading the charge in a cause that, I assure you, is doomed to fail. You are essentially fighting against God on this one, and it saddens me that you want to take the hands of others and lead them down this road.”
Many in the Christian community have been buzzing over his conference at his Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, Calif., with some believing it has caused dissention among the faithful.
MacArthur has responded to the critics, saying that he hosted the conference to help the Church.
“This is for the true church, so that they can discern; so that they can be protected from error; and so that they can be a source of truth for others outside the church,” he said.