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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.

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 |

A New NAR Bible (Part 4): The Passion Translation vs. the English Standard Version

In contrast to The Passion Translation, a trustworthy translation of the Bible–such as the ESV–will have these four characteristics.

A New NAR Bible (Part 3): Where’s the Manuscript Evidence?

In this post, I show how the translator of a new NAR Bible, apostle Brian Simmons, attempts to justify his changes to Scripture.

A New NAR Bible (Part 2)–Drastic Differences

In my last post, I wrote about a new translation of the Bible called “The Passion Translation”–released by New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) apostle Brian Simmons. In this post, I will show you three of the verses Simmons has drastically changed in his new translation to make it look like the Bible promotes NAR teachings.

A New NAR Bible (Part 1) — ‘The Passion Translation’

Beware: An NAR apostle has come out with his own NAR translation of the Bible, called “The Passion Translation.”

Bickle’s Bible Botching

In this post, I look at one of the International House of Prayer’s (IHOP’s) teachings and show how Mike Bickle attempts to support it through the use of a botched interpretation of Scripture.

The NAR’s Obsession With Israel

During a recent conversation with a news reporter, she asked me for my opinion about the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) movement and its obsessive focus on Israel. Here is what I told her.

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