By R.Douglas Geivett, Holly Pivec
This critique offers a framework for figuring out and examining the frequent yet little-known New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) move. because the authors country within the preface: "We write this e-book with significant ambitions in brain. First, to offer humans an concept of the sheer measurement and achieve of the NAR circulate. And moment, to systematize its key teachings and practices and review them at the foundation of Scripture and cautious reasoning … . In our judgment, the NAR standpoint crosses those barriers [that is, yes wide parameters, published in Scripture and practiced within the old orthodox church], and it does so partially as a result of improper theology rooted in a mistaken figuring out of Scripture. we want to warn readers a couple of attainable confusion: a few critics have associated the NAR circulate with mainstream Pentecostalism and charismatics. we don't do that. in truth, it really is our rivalry that the NAR move deviates from classical Pentecostal and charismatic teachings. This stream has emerged out of self sustaining charismatic church buildings and, therefore, has received a foothold in lots of of these church buildings in various degrees."
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One apostle might be assigned to youth. 161 None of this implies that present-day apostles have less authority than the original apostles, according to Wagner. He believes that even the greatest New Testament apostles had limited spheres of authority and did not function as apostles to the entire church. According to Wagner, the authority of the apostle Paul was limited to certain regions—Corinth, Ephesus, Philippi, and Galatia, for example. 162 Those cities were the turf of other first-century apostles.
Jack Hayford, one of America’s best-known pastors and the fourth president of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, has endorsed NAR books, like Understanding the Fivefold Ministry, edited by Matthew Green, to which he wrote the foreword. Hayford speaks at NAR conferences, such as the 2010 Annual International Leadership Conference, sponsored by HIM, a large apostolic network. 90 NAR and Youth The Latter Rain revival fizzled out before the teachings could be passed on to a new generation.
Whereas formerly, people had to buy expensive plane tickets or drive thousands of miles to attend NAR revivals, now they can follow apostles on Twitter or friend their favorite prophet on Facebook. In the parlance of the times, NAR has gone viral. Through technology, apostles and prophets can now broadcast their prophetic words instantaneously to their followers around the world. The Identity Network is a clearinghouse for NAR prophetic words, regularly e-mailing prophetic messages alongside advertisements for NAR products and conferences to more than 154,000 subscribers.
A new apostolic reformation? : a biblical response to the worldwide movement by R.Douglas Geivett, Holly Pivec