If you thought apostles and prophets only lived way back in Bible times and have long since disappeared, think again. Contemporary people calling themselves apostles and prophets have many followers. They are vigorously active in churches in the United States and throughout the world. Odds are, some are active in your own community. And they offer people a choice. If you submit to their leadership, then you too will work mighty miracles. And if you actively oppose the apostles and prophets, then brace yourself for the fallout. In the United States, it began taking off in the s and s, when prophets and apostles starting showing up in churches.
Deviant teachings are quick to permeate sound doctrine. Furthermore, church leaders often refuse to acknowledge their ties to the NAR. NAR theology can infiltrate a church in different ways, for example through books that the church read together or studied in small groups, or through guest speakers who align with the doctrine. It is important to mention that a particular church may display all of the criteria, or only a few in the first stages. Frequent mentions are made of the Kingdom. The Kingdom of God is of course a biblical truth. When Christians will have conquered the world, Christ will finally come back to be crowned. The bottom line is that Christians will conquer before Christ comes again. Most trainings, including books and Sozo sessions, come at a cost and lead people to spend less time in the Word of God.
Conversation about Bethel Church and the New Apostolic Reformation
Holy Spirit , music , new apostolic reformation , spiritual gifts , worship. The effectiveness and popularity of the music provides an occasion to examine the method and metrics by which we will assess the art. This presents an important aesthetics question that should be answered Biblically. The song speaks of current and earthly reign of Christ, and seems to confuse the roles of the Father and Son in the current age:.
The NAR is spreading across evangelicalism like a tsunami wave and many are being taken in by its current. Though hard to define at times, the NAR has distinct theological characteristics. Moreover, it is a movement that is capturing the hearts and minds of young evangelicals and many unchurched youth. Yet, what separates the NAR from other seeker friendly trends in evangelicalism is its core belief that a Third Wave of the Spirit has given to the church modern day apostles and prophets to lead and guide the church. Standing on this foundation is the charismatic mania that defines NAR and its many leaders and followers. From claims of healing, prophecies, to glory clouds and God speaking personally to its leaders and followers, the NAR is an attractive appeal to younger generations who see traditional Christianity as cold and dead. Why should you be aware of the NAR? What is the NAR?