1) Introduction: Pastor Larry's personal background and history
2) History of Pentecostalism - Old line Pentecostal Movement ‚Ä¶ nothing like you see today - The early modern 'Charismatic' movement led by Oral Roberts (about 1950) ‚Ä¶ much different than you see today - The 'Third Wave'
3) SEVEN THINGS that are heavy on Pastor Larry's heart - What about the emphasis on 'Signs and Wonders'? - Miracles - The 'Anointing' - The Baptism of the Spirit - Prophecy must be 100% perfect - Healing - Tongues
This MP3 sermon was last played: 31 hours ago | more »
Great Sermon! Enjoyed the message, learned lots, but also feel that Pastor Larry has lots to learn to about Pentecostal doctrine. I do agree that there are many out there making a show of signs and wonders, it doesn't mean that you attack the word of God because you are uncomfortable with it. I would recommend that Pastor Larry read a small book by Glen McLean, "Baptism of the Holy Spirit" may be tough to get. Try Eston College in Eston Saskatchewan Canada.
from Northern Ireland
Well needed Sermon! I enjoyed this well needed sermon. The only comment that troubled me by Pastor Larry was that he stated that Paul had been converted by Stephen's preaching?? I do not see that as we read Acts 7, 8 and 9. No where in our Lord's Holy Word are we are told that this is when Paul was converted.
Other than that it is a sermon well needed for today with all the false teaching that is out there today.
Mark Kilgore (11/15/2007)
from St. Louis MO
Give it a listen if you feel you should. Rating: 7/10. I'm not sure if I agree 100%, but I can't see he made any contradictions of the Word.
Great Sermon! For a while, I attended Merrimack Valley Baptist Church, and I became good friends with Pastor Larry Clouse. He is a great man of God who has not only spent much time in diligent study of God's word, but also abroad on the missionary field for many years.
His sermon on charismaticism was excellent, as I came out of the Pentecostal/charismatic background. Pastor Larry has a heart for the truth and for expositional preaching, and in this sermon he has clearly shown how unbiblical, unscriptural, and ungodly the charismatic movement is, all the while balancing this biblical criticism with positive teaching of what the Bible DOES teach concerning these most important matters.
Again, I cannot thank Pastor Larry Clouse enough for his personal friendship, guidance, and excellent teaching, preaching, profound love for Christ, for the church, a heart for the lost, and his overall Christ-like demeanor and joy.
Freshman @ Harding University
Great Sermon! Pastor Larry has just hit the devil square between the nose!! Having come out of the word-faith movement, we know first hand that what he is teaching is pure truth. It is a false movement, it is demonic and we applause him for being bold enough to stand up for the truth to warn people. If people would read their Bibles and use their concordances and NOT go by the foot notes of some persons opinion, they'd see it for themselves. They are playing in the devils den and don't even know it. His sheep hear His voice and for those who are in this movement, you had better be on your knees earnestly seeking His truth. It is of the WRONG spirit. Study your Bible and you will see for yourself. They are wolves in sheeps clothing, they are false prophets coming with false doctrine. Lying signs and wonders. Miracle seekers. Name it claim it, health, wealth and prosperity bunch. Its ALL FALSE. Jesus tells you to beware and not to be deceived. Is this stuff real???? You bet it is. We were in this so called word-faith movement for years!!! How'd we get out or realize it was TOTALLY FALSE AND OF THE DEVIL?? We read our Bible and we prayed. We are His true sheep and we heard His voice!!! Follow up on that "check" that you keep getting.
God bless you Pastor Larry!!
Susan Richardson (6/29/2005)
from Middle Tennessee
Great Sermon! Pastor Larry's sermon was a great help in allowing me to better understand and edify my husband who comes out of the Pentcostal church. Since he is a truck driver it is hard for him to get to church.We attend a Baptist church but have not heard such a clear message about this subject. I hope soon he will be able to sit and listen to this sermon also. May God continue to bless Pastor Larry for his many years of faithful service.
Pastor Larry E. Clouse is the Senior Pastor at Merrimack Valley Baptist Church (MVBC) in Merrimack, NH, a ministry he was led to start in 1982 which God has blessed through the years. Before coming to New England, he served as a missionary and church planter in Hawaii and a...