I was contacted by the pastor of a church, requesting help with drafting a position paper against the New Apostolic Reformation. This church, like so many others, had experienced disunity and decline due to the introduction of NAR teachings.
You might have noticed a growing trend. More churches are hosting live simulcasts, featuring big-name Christian speakers, like one coming up Wednesday, called The Gathering 2016. There are a lot of reasons why they’re popular, which I’ll address below. But despite the popularity of the simulcast, churches need to be aware of a particular danger before they decide to host one of these events.
We documented in our books that the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) has penetrated mainstream Christianity. Many people find this hard to believe, claiming they’ve never heard of the NAR. I suspect one big reason this movement has flown under the radar for so long is because people don’t know what to look for.
Are there any NAR books on your shelf? Here’s a list of some books, written by NAR leaders, that are found on the shelves of unsuspecting Christians.
I just finished watching the memorial service held for Bob Jones–a leading prophet in the New Apostolic Reformation movement who died Feb. 14. While watching the service, I was struck by two things.
Last week, Rick Joyner of Morningstar Ministries–an influential U.S. leader in the New Apostolic Reformation movement–said America is destined for tyranny and its only hope is for the military to take over the government and restore the nation to its religious foundations.
You may already know that apostles and prophets in the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) movement promote spiritual exercises designed to help people tap into the Holy Spirit’s powers, such as prophesying, healing the sick, and raising the dead. But did you know these same exercises are being taught to children?
I think we are witnessing a time of leadership transition in the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) movement. The first-generation NAR leaders–those who formulated the major teachings of the NAR movement–have begun stepping aside and a new generation of apostles and prophets have risen to take their places.
People often ask me, “How can you tell if a church or organization or individual is part of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) movement?” Here are five clues that might tip you off.