The result: These “apostles” and “prophets” are gaining credibility in the eyes of evangelicals. And their dominionist teachings — long viewed as heretical — are being embraced by a growing number of Christians.
May Day 2010 — to be held on May 1st at Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. — will feature so-called apostles and prophets like Cindy Jacobs and Chuck Pierce praying for a spiritual revival alongside big-name evangelicals like Dr. James Dobson (founder of Focus on the Family), Tony Perkins (Family Research Council) and Wendy Wright (Concerned Women for America). See the full list of participants here.
May Day 2010 was the brainchild of Cindy Jacobs. The event’s promotional materials speak of “reformation” — a buzzword in the New Apostolic Reformation — and the day’s schedule is carved into seven time blocks of prayer for the “Seven Mountains of Culture” — another loaded term for those in the know. The “Seven Mountains of Culture” refers to the sectors of cultural influence that “apostles” are seeking to take over, including media, business and entertainment.
Another event featuring strange bedfellows was held last weekend at Liberty University — The Awakening 2010, sponsored by the Freedom Federation. The Freedom Federation is a hodge podge of faith-based organizations, including many from the Religious Right (like the Family Research Council) and several apostolic-prophetic organizations (like Harvest International Ministry).
This unlikely alliance got its start with TheCall events organized by “prophet” Lou Engle. Recently Engle has, unconvincingly, tried to distance himself from the apostolic-prophetic movement. The next Call event is set for Labor Day Weekend in Sacramento, California.
Keep your eyes on the growing partnership between the Religious Right and the apostolic-prophetic movement. And keep them on the increasing acceptance of these “apostles” and “prophets” by mainstream evangelicals.