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  1. "John MacArthur, influential author, pastor and seminary president, has kicked off the Strange Fire conference at his California church this week and reportedly stated during his opening remarks that the charismatic movement 'dishonors God' and 'offers nothing to enrich true worship.'" You can read the whole article at: http://www.christianpost.com/news/strange-fire-conference-john-macarthur-calls-out-charismatic-movement-as-unfaithful-106849/ Some follow up articles: John MacArthur Responds to Critics Who Believe His Strange Fire Conference Is Divisive, Unloving A Final Appeal to John MacArthur on the Eve of the 'Strange Fire' Conference Adrian Warnock's Strange Fire – A Charismatic Response to John MacArthur MacArthur's Strange Fire Conference Sets Off Fireworks As the Smoke Clears: A Few Afterthoughts on the Strange Fire Conference Strange Fire? A Response to John MacArthur Sam Storm's Not All Cessationists are of MacArthur's Spirit Sam Storm's Worship in Spirit and Truth (A Three-part Response to Strange Fire) Vineyard's A Response to Charismatic Chaos by Rich Nathan Thoughts about the Strange Fire conference and John MacArthur's claims concerning Charismatics? I attempted to give a sampling of positive, negative, and mixed reviews on the conference.
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    Choosing a Denomination

    I'm going to echo these sentiments. In many ways, "non-denominational" has, in fact, become a denomination in of itself. As to "choosing a denomination", I'd suggest diving into the Bible as well as joining a community to fellowship with as you develop your beliefs.
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    Pentecostal Preachers/Teacher/writers

    I don't know if he'll fit your definition of Pentecostal, but I recommend you check out Bill Johnson and Bethel Church in Redding, California.
  4. Special in that it was the first outpouring, sure. Special that it was the formation of Israel, sure. The unstated assumption here though is that these were almost like one time events, which is certainly the case for the second example, not so much for the first. It was the beginning of the outpouring of the Spirit, but it has been established that speaking in tongues, prophecy, healing, etc. were now part of the life of the church. So, you have to supply scripture supporting the idea that these things ended at whichever time you are arguing for, the death of the last apostle, the completion of scripture, etc.
  5. I actually did my last blog post on this issue, which you can read here. I'm just going to quote a snippet: If we trust in a God of divine justice who will one day right all wrongs, then why do we place the life of someone God loves in the hands of a fallible human judge?
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    Anyone know good guy books?

    Purity: The New Moral Revolution I Kissed Dating Goodbye
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    Going to a youth group alone

    I think you're going to have to define what you mean by "Youth groups" to have any kind of healthy discussion on the topic.
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    Handled properly or over the top?

    I'll be honest, the bit that upset me the most was when he said that she would have to pay him back for the $130 in upgrades as well as the bullets he used to shoot the computer. I don't know about her, but if I was in her position I simply would not "pay back" that money, ever.
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    Brand of phone?

    Still rockin' the LG enV3
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    Joyce Meyer false prophet??

    I was just going to say this. CTF isn't exactly the ordained judge of God on these matters That said, Joyce Meyer is very much a part of the Word of Faith movement, so I would recommend staying away from her ministry.
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    Which candidate do you support?

    Undecided right now. Still looking for the anti-Romney
  12. Since this seems to be the main topic of this thread, could you cite some bible passages that support your claim?
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    What do you consider to be canon?

    And then when you're done, dive into the world of Star Trek
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    Christian men wearing necklaces

    This man has it right. I've never even heard that guys wearing necklaces is something attributed to homosexuals o_O