Michael L. Brown wrote an article recently called “Gullibility, the Great Sin of the Charismatic Church” for Charisma. What does it reveal and expose about Brown and the Charismatic movement?
“See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise” -Ephesians 5:15 “For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.” -Hebrews 5:12-14
Are the healing and altar call experiences seen in Charismatic and Revivalist meetings genuine? Can they be produced by preachers with certain tricks? How can people be manipulated into believing something that is not true? Are there similarities between hypnosis shows and charismatic meetings? What are the dangers of such a deception?
“Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.”