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Is the ‘New Apostolic Reformation’ movement a cult?

The other day someone posted an interesting question at "Yahoo! Answers": Is the New Apostolic Reformation a cult? I think this question goes right to the heart of some important issues. Here is the answer I wrote.
[ More ] July 5th, 2013 | 17 Comments | Posted in Miscellaneous |

Apostle Brian Simmons and the ‘Secret Knowledge’ Tactic

I want to highlight another tactic used by Apostle Brian Simmons to get people to buy his new Bible, The Passion Translation. I call this tactic “secret knowledge.”

Apostle Brian Simmons’ Love/Hate Relationship With Scholarship and Academic Degrees

Apostle Brian Simmons seems to have a love/hate relationship with scholarship and academic degrees.

Apostle Brian Simmons: Name Dropping and Name Dodging

I want to highlight another tactic used by apostle Brian Simmons in our exchange over at Amazon.com. I call this tactic “Name Dropping.”

Apostle Brian Simmons–the ‘Purple Haze Tactic’

I want to highlight in this post what I call the “Purple Haze Tactic.”

Apostle Brian Simmons’ Underhanded Ways

The underhanded tactics used by leaders in the New Apostolic Reformation movement–such as those used this week by apostle Brian Simmons–never cease to amaze me.

So, Brian Simmons: Are You An Apostle Or Not?

Apostle Brian Simmons actually responded to a review I wrote of his new translation of the Bible, the Passion Translation. Yet, as you will see, his response shows poor reasoning, shoddy scholarship, and even apparent deception.

Collateral Damage of the New Apostles

I’ve been asked, “Why are you so concerned about the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) movement? Even if people’s beliefs are a little off, what’s the harm?”

I’m concerned because their NAR beliefs are not just shipwrecking their own faith. They are hurting other people.

[ More ] June 5th, 2013 | 8 Comments | Posted in Miscellaneous |

The Assemblies of God and the NAR

I’m often asked the question, “Are Assemblies of God churches part of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) movement?” It’s an important question because the Assemblies of God USA and Assemblies of God organizations around the world make up the world’s largest Pentecostal denomination–representing 65 million people.

A Wrong Way to Test a Prophecy — ‘The Inner Witness Test’

Scripture is clear: we need to test prophecy. Because this teaching is inescapable, even NAR leaders would agree that prophetic words should be put to the test before being embraced wholeheartedly. But as it turns out, not all tests are created equal.

[ More ] May 24th, 2013 | 7 Comments | Posted in Bill Hamon, Developing Discernment, Miscellaneous |

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