“What really troubles me is this confusing spirit of ecumenism winding itself through charismatic groups. As long as the person or persons name Jesus, can provide emotional stirring events, and draws large crowds, its all “of the Lord” and no one is to judge. We are to all get along without question. But that is a disastrous spirit to entertain in our churches.
“Dr. (Michael) Brown says we need to talk and not fight, but I believe the talk has been long over. We need to fight; he needs to fight. Our disagreement goes beyond an open discussion of continuationism vs. cessationism. There are vicious and cruel spiritual wolves at work in the midst of charismatic circles masquerading as spirit filled leaders that no one there wishes to confront and throw out. Why is that?
“When I confront them in that article, or John (MacArthur) does in his teaching, we’re branded haters. Everyone else turns a dismissive, blind eye toward them in the name of a phony tolerance and the “love” of the brethren. This cannot be. There are souls at stake here, and charismatic folks don’t seem to see that imminent danger in their own ranks and that worries me.”
(Fred Butler, “Charismatic Ecumenism”, Hip and Thigh)