What is the NAR?
Prophet and Apostle.
Leading figures in this seemingly loosely organized movement claim that these Prophets and Apostles alone have the power and authority to execute God’s plans and purposes on earth. They believe they are laying the foundation for a global church, governed by them.
They place a greater emphasis on dreams, visions and extra-biblical revelation than they do on the Bible, claiming that their revealed teachings and reported experiences (e.g. trips to heaven, face-to-face conversations with Jesus, visits by angels) can not be proven by the ‘old’ Scripture.
Also known as Dominionism, Third Wave, Latter Rain, Kingdom Now, Joel’s Army,
Manifest Sons of God, Charismatic, Renewal, Charismania.
It’s founder was C. Peter Wagner who claims that the Church of the 21stcentury will be ruled by Apostles and Prophets. Wagner has anointed himself NAR’s “Presiding Apostle.”
Linked with the Kansas City Prophets “who brought grandiose claims that a ‘new breed’
Of super prophets were beginning to arrive on planet earth who would change the world forever “; likewise Word Faith and Pentecostal movements.
Not governed by an official denomination, it is led by alleged apostles and prophets.
Teaches that the new apostles and prophets are to be the government for the emerging “New Order” church.
Claims there will be a reformation greater in scale than the Protestant Reformation.
Claim direct revelation from God and many allege that Jesus and angels visit them in person. Some of them declare that they have visited heaven many times and had conversations with Jesus as well as the Prophets and Apostles.
NAR’s extensive mission outreach throughout the globe has caused the astonishing church growth that’s happening in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
Denigration of the Bible and Sola Scriptura.
Experience oriented theology and based in emotionalism.
Steeped in mysticism.
The founder of the New Apostolic Reformation is church growth specialist C. Peter Wagner. Wagner served as Professor of Church Growth at the Fuller Theological Seminary’s School of World Missions until his retirement. Until recently he was president of Global Harvest Ministries and is currently Chancellor emeritus of the Wagner Leadership Institute. Prominent member of the International Council of Apostles Chuck Pierce was his successor.
NAR “Apostles” and “Prophets;” Some of their activities….
Peter Wagner, (He proclaimed himself “presiding apostle” of a coalition of 200 “true” apostles by forming the “International Coalition of Apostles.)
Chuck Pierce, (God gave him the power to bestowed a “new mantel”for the future” on Glenn Beck, a Mormon)
Paul Cain, (Cain was engaged to be married but claimed that Jesus Himself appeared in his car and told Paul that He was “jealous” of his future wife and that he needed to remain “pure,” i.e celibate)
Cindy Jacobs, (Sees giant angels that talk to her. They sit on big chairs with headbands containing jewels)
Mike Bickle, (Gets hidden knowledge” of the spiritual realm that is unavailable to others in audible voices)
Rick Joyner, (States he was in heaven for 8 hours and talked face to face with Enoch)
Bill Johnson, (For $140.00 you can learn healing and impartation)
Todd Bentley, (Claims Holy Spirit told him to heal an old lady by kicking her in the face with his biker boot, and he did – don’t know about the healing!)
Lou Engle, (Gets promises from God)
Dominionism and the Rise of Western Imperalism by Sarah Leslie.
Dominionist Are On The Move and They Mean Business by Marsha West.
Deceptions in the church
But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves.Second Peter 2:1;
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We must be on our guard and know our enemy.
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May 24, 2016