Great Sermon! He also described fanaticism as taking a Biblical truth in God's Word and, separating that truth from other Biblical truths, going full steam ahead with it. I got a mental picture of a baby's body with an adult's body part like a foot, or hand, or head, etc. (The adult body is the Word of God.)
Derwood D. Fetherbay (5/17/2015)
from Binghamton, New York
Great Sermon! I didn't disagree with anything that was called fanaticism! We need more sermons like this!
Janine Elizabeth (2/1/2015)
Great Sermon! Excellent.
Weng 51 (1/10/2012)
Important Message The danger is that the fanatics of the past, identified here, are still in print which then can influence others today with the same infection of a false zeal. These are still quoted today, even on this website, and include such as AW Tozer, EM Bounds, and many others, past and present. The Wesley's when examined also fit this description, which gave rise to many modern hymns and the use of music in churches. Music is an important element of such fanaticism.
Ronnie Harris (4/4/2008)
from Edmond, OK
Great Sermon! I must say...I am guilty of "fanaticism". I have seen this "fanaticism" in others and upon the advice of the Apostle Paul "examine yourselves" and this message find myself in error. Father God Almighty....please forgive me. I will be evermore fervant to read the Word and more zealous to listen. God give me discernment and to God be the Glory!
Florin Motiu (6/18/2007)
Precious teaching! Needed, helpful message. I learned many things from it. Every minister should know.
from Middletown, CT
Great Sermon on the whole, and individual parts! For further light on fanaticism, besides Jonathan Edwards (who is a must), get the book, War on the Saints Unabridged edition by Jessie Penne Lewis who witnessed the same problem during the Welsh revival of 1904-5. God used this to help deliver me from my own fanaticism. Hannah Whittall Smith's Christian's Secret of a Happy Life and God of All Comfort helped too in my deliverance, who also warns against it with remedies. KJV too. May God bear this witness to those in need.
Jerry Teets (1/2/2006)
from Salt Lake City, UT
For the most part..a worthy sermon This is a worthy sermon about religious excesses that becomes relgious fanatacism among Christians. Unfortunately he lumps dispensationalism's teaching of the pretribulational rapture (I Thess. 1:10 & 4:13-5:11) along with Arminianism, Pentecostalism and Revivalism. But this is not wholly unexpected since brother Murray as a Presbyterian holds to Covenant Theology. But his bias dispensationalism does not ruin the worth of the sermon.
Iain H. Murray, born in Lancashire, England, in 1931 was educated in the Isle of Man and at the University of Durham. He entered the Christian ministry in 1955. He served as assistant to Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones at Westminster Chapel (1956-59) and subsequently at Grove Chapel,...