By Robert M. Price
A critique of contemporary evangelicals.
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He has allowed the irritation for my ultimate benefit.  Carothers makes a great deal of step No. 1 above in his writings. One should praise the Lord literally for everything. This can be observed to result in an alarming, almost childish giddiness in those who take this seriously. Among other things, he advises individuals to thank God for an alcoholic father, for being drafted to go to Vietnam, and for one's daughter becoming a nude nightclub dancer! Carothers gives endless examples tending to reinforce the conclusion ________________________________________ 21 that if you are willing to thank God for a horrible situation, then God will be pleased enough at your humility to reward you by changing the situation.
There are at least two views here. Many, especially Charismatics, simply "feel led" to choose one alternative over another. " Prayer is imagined in an almost mechanical way to "clear the lines of static," so that God's signal can get through. And if the situation is serious enough, fasting may be added to the process. Another group of Evangelicals is more suspicious of the subjectivism implied in all this. They resort to a list of steps for divination (to be found for instance in Paul Little's Affirming the Will of God, or Oliver Barclay's Guidance).
35ff; see also Gillquist, p. 45. 68. p. 69. ; see also Carothers, Bringing Heaven, p. 100. 70. Brooks, p. 45. 71. Carothers, Bringing Heaven, p. 90. ________________________________________ 146 72. Carothers, Bringing Heaven, p. 103. 73. Carothers, Power in Priase, p. 84. 74. Bright, How to Walk in the Spirit, p. 42. 75. Carothers, Bringing Heaven, p. 77. 76. Gillquist, pp. 102-103. 77. Rice, pp. 122-123. 78. Gordon W. , 1974), p. 62. 79. Paul Tillich, Dynamics of Faith (New York: Harper & Row, 1958), p.