I gladly accepted from my friend a set of DVD’s to view. They contained a series of meetings of a charismatic group I had heard some questionable things about, so this was my opportunity to see for myself.
Please do not judge the whole group by what I am about to tell you. I am of the opinion this group, like all groups, has both good and bad points. But the first session I viewed featured a woman whom my friend told me God had used to raise hundreds from the dead. So, I just had to “tune in.”
Some might describe her on the “flaky” side, but she did bring out some interesting missionary stories of God doing the miraculous. That was great, but then she began talking a little more about herself. I got the impression she indicated she was an easy going lady.
She mentioned there were times she would have lots of children at her house. She continued by stating there were times they were all over the place, and it sounded like without much supervision, so much so that they were writing and drawing on her office walls. That might be fine for her, but I think I would be telling those children they should not do it at home or in others homes. She described this whole scene as “holy chaos.”
That made me cringe! Why? “For God is not the author of confusion…,” 1 Corinthians 14:33. Of the twenty-five times the term “confusion” occurs in the Holy Bible it is always connected with sin.
Besides it being completely contrary to the Word of God, it contradicts the orderly fashion of God Himself as revealed in the Scriptures. As one truly walks with God and reverently studies the whole Bible they will clearly view God as an orderly being.
If one runs a check, they will find that holiness is the chief moral characteristic of God. It is so affirmed by the seraphims Isaiah saw (Isaiah 6:1-3) and by The Four Living Creatures (Revelation 4:9).
“Holy chaos” is indeed an oxymoron, both words spiritually incompatible as moral “light and darkness” (John 1:5, 1 John 1:5).
Finally, it made me cringe because I know that of the hundreds who listened to her there would be some who think everything they hear from someone they trust in the pulpit is accurate and might never consider what the Word of God says. Friend, always trust the Holy Bible. Man’s word fails. God’s Word will never fail.
This article will be part of my Bible GemLight series as sardius002.