Over the weekend, Lyndon Unger posted a tremendous article that lays a fairly good debunking on the “John-MacArthur-is-attacking-the-extreme-fringe-people-in-the-charismatic-movement-he-needs-to-interact-with-Carson-Fee-Grudem-Keener-and-the-vast-majority-of-sound-thinking-charismatics” narrative that has popped up since the Strange Fire conference. Phil and John even mentioned it at the Q&A Sunday night.
What Lyndon did is to consider the twitter accounts of both the so-called sound-minded charismatic, continuationists and the so-called wacko individuals who are outright heretics, and count the number of followers for each account. It is not meant to be an exact, scientific statistical analysis, because certainly there are many factors in play to skew data. However, it does demonstrate the profound, deep influence those of the heretical variety have in the broader world contrary to the shrill complaints of the so-called “sound” charismatics.
Read his initial post and commentary (comments are good, too) and then his follow-up post a day later. Both of them should provide Steve Hays enough material for like 100 smug rebuttal posts.