By R.Douglas Geivett, Holly Pivec
This critique offers a framework for realizing and analyzing the frequent yet little-known New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) circulation. because the authors kingdom within the preface: "We write this booklet with significant ambitions in brain. First, to provide humans an idea of the sheer dimension and succeed in of the NAR circulate. And moment, to systematize its key teachings and practices and evaluation them at the foundation of Scripture and cautious reasoning … . In our judgment, the NAR point of view crosses those barriers [that is, definite huge parameters, printed in Scripture and practiced within the old orthodox church], and it does so partially as a result of unsuitable theology rooted in a fallacious figuring out of Scripture. we want to warn readers a few attainable confusion: a few critics have associated the NAR move with mainstream Pentecostalism and charismatics. we don't do that. in truth, it really is our competition that the NAR stream deviates from classical Pentecostal and charismatic teachings. This circulation has emerged out of self sustaining charismatic church buildings and, hence, has received a foothold in lots of of these church buildings in various degrees."
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The media backlash was directed at the camp’s anti-evolution, anti-homosexuality, and anti-abortion teachings, with some critics drawing parallels to terrorist training camps. But while the documentary portrayed the camp as an evangelical camp with a rightwing agenda, it missed the camp’s ties to NAR. ”96 To help children develop miraculous gifts, like healing people and prophesying, Kids in Ministry International started PowerClubs in 2006—“held in churches, backyards, schools, slums, ghettos, and homes,” according to the organization’s website.
An apostle is a Christian leader gifted, taught, commissioned and sent by God with the authority to establish the foundational government of the Church within an assigned sphere of ministry by hearing what the Spirit is saying to the churches and by setting things in order accordingly for the expansion of the Kingdom of God [our emphasis]. ” In other words, they receive new revelation from God. ” Wagner says the new revelation can only be received by apostles and prophets. Whereas every believer can and should hear directly from the Holy Spirit, it is only the apostles, in proper relation to prophets, who hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches.
That interpretation has also been challenged by more traditional commentators. Clinton Arnold, professor of New Testament and dean at Talbot School of Theology, reasons that there is no exegetical basis for drawing a line between the first two types of gifted leaders in the list (apostles and prophets) and the latter three (evangelists, pastors, and teachers). ”179 Thus Arnold argues that Ephesians 4:11 supports the continuation of apostles through church history. 180 Ephesians 2:20 Another verse cited by NAR leaders is Ephesians 2:20: “[The church is] built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, .
A new apostolic reformation? : a biblical response to the worldwide movement by R.Douglas Geivett, Holly Pivec