Pray and A.C.T.

praying handsWhy would mainstream evangelical leaders team up with controversial apostles and prophets?

“Pray and A.C.T.” is one of latest faith-based events — in a growing list — featuring this unlikely alliance between traditional evangelicals and leaders of the New Apostolic Reformation. This 40-day effort — which started on September 20, leading up to the November midterm elections — seeks to encourage Christians to pray, fast, and take political action to restore Judeo-Christian values to America. Read more about it here.

It’s part of a new movement in America that is uniting people across ethnic, generational and religious lines in common cause to fight gay marriage and abortion and defend religious rights. This common cause explains why mainstream leaders of the stature of Jim Garlow and Chuck Colson—the organizers of Pray and A.C.T.—would give a platform to controversial apostles, prophets and other New Apostolic Reformation leaders including Lou Engle, Che Ahn, Mike Bickle, Cindy Jacobs, Rick Joyner and Bill Johnson. See the full line up here. Some of the many other evangelicals and leaders of the Religious Right who are sharing a platform with the apostles and prophets for this event include:

  • Maggie Gallagher (National Organization for Marriage)
  • Richard Land (Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission)
  • Jim Daly (Focus on the Family)
  • Mike Huckabee (former governor of Arkansas and host of “The Mike Huckabee Show”)
  • Tony Perkins (Family Research Council)

True, sharing a platform with apostles to fight abortion or gay marriage does not entail agreement with — or even knowledge of — their radical beliefs. But, sadly, it results in raising the profiles of the apostles and prophets and lending credibility to their unbiblical teachings.

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11 Responses to “Pray and A.C.T.”

  1. Beverley Says:

    I think that they are very afraid of the Liberal American’s tolerance of Islam.  So the evangelical leaders go with the NAR to, as you say restore Judeo-Christian values.  Or maybe Holly a lot of them do not know what they really believe but at lest they can try and stand together against a greater threat.

    Just a thought.

  2. Woodrow Bailey Says:

    Alliances can be deadly things, can’t they. Remember the U.S. felt the need to ally itself with a brutal dictator in WWII to defeat another brutal dictator. When that war was over, we endured another war, called the Cold War that essentially lasted for more than 40 years.

  3. tony tarr Says:

    hi Holly, this is tony in vermont. Hope n pray that all is well for you and your family! How do you feel about Glenn Beck and his efforts? some seem to think he may be connected w/ dominionism. /// grace and peace of Christ Jesus to you, bye for now,tony.

  4. tony tarr Says:

    jim garlow,! isn’t he from a great church in california, and a preacher of great depth? i think i know who he is. oh sure i do, Skyline Wesleyan Church in San Deigo. boy am i confused concerning this ? alliance? I mean really puzzled. will they all team up w/ gary demar and construct Gods kingdom on earth even befor Jesus returns? Do they know something we don’t. maybe they’ll call in the pope too! might well call in the dali lama and perhaps even ole bagwan shereie rash-nesh to spice it up some.As for me, well by golly i’m still waitin’ for ole Gabriel to blow his horn…sittin’ here, slappin my knee,singin’, Gimmie that old-time religion!/ Blessings…tony in Vt.

  5. Scott Says:

    What these people fail to realize is that by externally imposing their standards on others they are not fighting Islam ….. they are becoming Islam.  How can we expect people to live moral lives without the transforming power of Christ in their lives when most Christians struggle to live Godly lives?   If you want to change the culture start with the heart of one person – when you change the heart of enough people the nation will be changed.  Always start with relationship – discipline without relationship = rebellion! It works that way in our children and works that way in our nations.

  6. jonathan Says:

    It’s about shifting the blame to those whose sins out weighs theirs. The biggest one being they don’t give God the glory…just more works of their own righteousness. “I’m not like this other man” and they can’t see their need of Christ and Christ alone.

  7. R. David Wickline Says:

    I have great respect for many of the fundamental, conservative preachers that signed that list.  I wonder if they are not informed on how radical and dangerous the teachings of NAR are.  As I looked at the list, I saw Erwin Lutzer who pastors the Moody Church in Chicago.  I have read some of his books and heard him preach/teach on the radio.  I doubt he is aware of the depth of deception these NAR folks teach.  I recently saw Elmer Towns site and he was scheduled to speak at Peter Wagner’s conference; I e-mailed him to verify but received no response.  If you do not know, he is a leader at Liberty Coll., Lynchburg, VA.  Thought maybe he did not know BUT he did speak at the conference.  Is he standing with them????

  8. Moogman Says:

    I agree that a lot of respected individuals and groups are listed here.  Don’t think they fully understand some of the off base teachings of NAR.  They are in alliance against fundamental threats to the country.  I agree, you need to be careful who you ally with.
    FYI just for the record, Maggie Gallagher is with National Organization for Marriage (not Nat’l Org Women)

  9. DW Says:

    Holly,

    Are you praying, fasting and seeking the Lord in prayer before posting these? Are you taking these before Him in prayer. Are you sitting in the Lord’s council in intercession before Him before posting this blog? I ask because the spirit in which you write does not seem as if it came after a long period of prayer and seeking Him.

    Just asking. I encourage you to pursue the Lord of Hosts in prayer, worship and intercession and be led by the Holy Spirit before you make posts, rather than slandering our Christian brothers. Examine their doctrines and you will find that their doctrines line up with the book of Acts.

  10. Tristan Franklin Says:

    I live in the Denton area where the Glory of Zion church is held. The NAR consist of many unbiblical teachings, “new revelations”, spirit mapping, worm holes, portals to heaven, singing\worshiping the planets, false prophecy, false speaking in tounges, slain in the spirit and so on.  It has ties to the latter rain movement of the 1940’s, Dominionism, Kingdom Now theology. The false prophets that run this man thought-up organization are trying to reestablish the foundation of the apostles. They carry upon themselves this very title of “Apostle”.  Dr. Reverend Apostle Chuck Pierce, “Chief Apostle” is the pastor of the glory of zion church in Denton, Tx. Let the discerning study their false teachings under the written Word of God just as the Bereans did to find out where they are coming from and Mark them (romans 16:17) Please be aware and feel free to email me with any questions about this and other related movements that are contrary to the bible. (ptristan66@gmail.com)

  11. Scott Says:

    DW – I don’t know about the others but I have spent the last number of years researching the Bible and the actual statements of many of these groups.  These groups are certainly not in line with the second chapter of Acts or any other part of the Bible.  The beliefs of these groups actually take away the need for Christ in their lives – and the presence of these groups with in a church is detrimental to that church.
    Scott

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