“With the emphasis on power and the immediacy of the transcendent within the immanent, the charismatic tradition can err on the side of expecting too much now.”  [Therefore], “the power of the resurrection can eclipse the weakness of the cross . . . [and] success and celebrity status can be sought as signs of power and blessing rather than a commitment to suffering and weakness in the ordinary of everyday life.”

 

(Mark Cartledge, Encountering the Spirit, p 135, 2006)

The Charismatic Movement and Unrealistic Expectations

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