Chris Rosebrough has done a series of Fighting for the Faith programs analysing the key features of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) cult (aka Christian Taliban).
The first radio broadcast analysed the NAR false commission known as the Seven Mountain mandate teaching and their false gospel which they call The Gospel of the Kingdom.
The second broadcast exposed the NAR’s false ecclesiology and false authority, addressing their emphasis on restored Apostles and Prophets emphatically demanding the church submit to their governance.
The third broadcast exposed the NAR’s false eschatology and false theology of glory, teaching people to be in the true church and be of the elect “New Breed” to combat the “false church”.
WHAT IS THE NAR?
The New Apostolic Reformation is a cult that emerged from the New Order of the Latter Rain revival in 1948, spearheaded by a number of individuals, specifically William Marrion Branham. In the last few decades it rebranded itself as the Charismatic Renewal Movement (CRM) in the 1960s and then the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) in 1990s.
C. Peter Wagner has been the one leading this movement,
In this fourth episode, Chris Rosebrough decided to look at a major part of the NAR’s foundations: William Branham.
In this episode, Rosebrough plays a number of soundbites of popular NARismatics such as Jim Bakker, Benny Hinn, TL Osborne, Daisy Osborne, Paul Crouch, Jan Crouch, Todd Bentley and so on, all endorsing their mighty hero William Branham.
In the first hour he also reads out the American AOG document that condemned the New Order of the Latter Rain revival that Branham was involved in.
In the second hour, he reviews a frightening sermon of William Branham that exposes his anti-trinitarian roots and the struggle that he clearly had with the demonic in his lifetime, confusing what he thinks is the Holy Spirit.
We would like to point out that Branham said that he had a visitation late one night confirming his end times John the Baptist-like ministry. However, we were struck by Branham stating he had this visitation at 3am. Is this not the “Witching Hour” or the “Devils Hour”?
“Adversely, the term devil’s hour applies to the hour of 3am or 3:15; the suggestion being that this demonic hour is an inversion of the time at which Christ died at Calvary. The suggestion being that this hour is a mocking of the holy trinity.” (Accessed 13/02/2015.)
History shows that Branham was someone who did indeed reject the trinity. Many Charismatics would also have issue with the light manifesting itself as a spinning green fire above Branham’s head. Many so-called discerning Charismatics today would associate this manifestation as demonic since the light itself is not pure light.
From Fighting for the Faith,
00:05:32 – Round up of False Teachers Influenced by Branham
00:59:42 – Sermon Review: How The Angel Came To Me, And His Commission by William Branham
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· For extensive research and Biblical analysis on William Branham, check out: Seek The Truth Apologetics
· Here is a website from a former Branham follower: William Branham and His Message
· For more information about the New Apostolic Reformation: The NAR Cornucopia of False Doctrine, Dominionism, Charismania and Deception
Source: Chris Rosebrough, William Branham: The Bad Root of the N.A.R. , Fighting for the Faith, http://www.piratechristian.com/fightingforthefaith/2016/2/william-branham-the-bad-root-of-the-nar, 11/02/2016. (Accessed 13/02/2016.)