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Deafening Silence

Three days ago, I asked readers for a biblical defense of the apostolic-prophetic movement. My question was: “Where, in the Bible, is there any concept of an end-times army of Christians — led by apostles (with great authority) and prophets (with new revelation) — that will subdue God’s enemies and establish His kingdom ...
[ More ] September 27th, 2006 | 7 Comments | Posted in Twisted Scriptures |

Based on the Bible?

As I’ve researched the apostolic-prophetic movement, I’ve been constantly amazed at the lack of biblical support for its teachings. Where, in the Bible, is there any concept of an end-times army of Christians — led by apostles (with great authority) and prophets (with new revelation) — that will subdue God’s enemies and establish His kingdom […]

[ More ] September 25th, 2006 | 8 Comments | Posted in Twisted Scriptures |

An Army of Christians … Or Locusts?

A key teaching of the apostolic-prophetic movement is that God is raising up an end-times army of Christians, led by apostles and prophets, to establish His kingdom on earth. This army is called “Joel’s Army.” Todd Bentley’s “Fresh Fire Ministries,” for example, promotes this teaching, and his Web site records many prophecies given about this […]

[ More ] September 23rd, 2006 | 9 Comments | Posted in Jesus Camp, Twisted Scriptures |

Prominent Evangelicals Promote ‘Apostles’ and ‘Prophets’

The leaders of the apostolic-prophetic movement state openly that their teachings are those of the Latter Rain movement of the 1940s. Why, then, are these teachings — which were considered unorthodox back then — being embraced by so many, so openly, today? Proponents of the movement include C. Peter Wagner (pictured here), a former professor […]

[ More ] September 21st, 2006 | 6 Comments | Posted in Evangelical Supporters |

Absolute Authority and Extra-Biblical Revelation

Some readers who commented on my last post rightfully pointed out that not all Christians who believe in modern apostles and prophets embrace the unorthodox teachings of the apostolic-prophetic movement. As I start this blog, I want to be clear: my concern is not with Christians who believe that there are modern “apostles” in the […]

[ More ] September 20th, 2006 | 12 Comments | Posted in Twisted Scriptures |

‘Jesus Camp’: What Everybody’s Missed

The media is buzzing about Jesus Camp, an independent, award-winning documentary about a Christian camp in North Dakota that is training children to become leaders in “God’s army.” View the trailer here. Scenes of children wearing military fatigues and discussing their conservative religious views have drawn criticism from many bloggers, who have compared the camp […]

[ More ] September 15th, 2006 | 24 Comments | Posted in Jesus Camp |

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