This week I received a heart-breaking letter from a dear woman named Angie. I received her permission to share her letter with my readers because I believe others may be helped by hearing her story.
The Bible is clear: false prophets are wolves that devour unsuspecting sheep. But despite its clear warnings, many people are still naive to the threat.
Yesterday, I watched the opening session of the 2013 Voice of Apostles conference in Orlando, Florida, sponsored by Global Awakening. Here are some of my initial impressions.
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.
One of the criticisms I hear most is that it is wrong for me to “name names” of people who promote false teaching unless I first go to those teachers in private to address my concerns with them. But is this what the Bible really teaches?
There is another sign that the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) movement is becoming mainstreamed. Christian rock band Third Day has agreed to lead worship at the 2013 “Voice of the Apostles” conference –an NAR event–to be held in Orlando, Florida, next month.
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.