When you look at the mess and instability within contemporary evangelicalism, when you see self-appointed Apostles spiritually abusing men and women in churches around the world today, you can attribute the source of all this spiritual corruption to one man:
C. PETER WAGNER
A heretic who thought he was an apostle.
A tare who thought he was sowing wheat.
A bramble who thought he was producing fruit.
A goat who thought he was building the church.
A blasphemer who thought he was going to heaven.
A wandering star who thought he was offering direction.
A salt water spring who thought he was offering fresh water.
A lost soul who thought they were leading the church
through the gates of the Kingdom of God…
Lest we forget Wagner –
so that none ever forget the dangers of heretics in Christ’s church,
may his gravestone be a millstone.
If C. Peter Wagner can be credited with achieving anything significant, he helped identify, within the Charismatic Renewal movement, the agenda of the New Order of the Latter Rain cult, observing the rise of these self-appointed Apostles and Prophets and their “new wineskin” churches.
“Unless I’m mistaken, the most radical of all the changes from the old wineskin to the new wineskin is this: the amount of spiritual authority delegated by the Holy Spirit to individuals. The two operative words are authority and individuals.”
Source: C. Peter Wagner, Charisma Magazine, http://www.charismamag.com/spirit/church-ministry/15676-where-are-the-apostles-and-prophets, Published 25/06/2014. (Accessed 18/11/2015.)
However, rather than call out this heretical cult movement, hidden under the guise of the ‘Charismatic Renewal’, he attempted to be its leader, naming it the New Apostolic Reformation.
“I needed a name … For a couple of years I experimented with ‘Post denominationalism’. The name I have settled on for the movement is the New Apostolic Reformation.”
Source: C. Peter Wagner, The New Apostolic Churches, Ventura CA; Regal, 1998, p. 18.
Did this man unfortunately gain the whole world but lose his soul? Until someone can demonstrate that this false Apostle and Prophet has repented of his false teachings, one could sadly ask this – is he now standing before God answering to this:
“Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’” Matthew 7:22-23
This is a man who shipwrecked the faith of so many undiscerning souls and has now gone onto his reward – or lack thereof.
Nevertheless, Charisma News and their followers show that their apparently seared consciences are hard at work promoting the lies and propaganda about C. Peter. Wagner.
This will be an interesting time to see who lends their support, who endorses and promotes the life and ministry of C. Peter Wagner. To our readers, please keep us posted on popular evangelical leaders who acknowledge his death. Those who acknowledge him are most likely Apostles.
Jennifer LeClaire writes,
Apostolic Pioneer C. Peter Wagner Goes on to Glory
Peter Wagner, a pioneer in the apostolic ministry, has gone home to be with the Lord. He was 86 years old, passing away at 2:30 p.m. Friday.
Wagner suffered from congestive heart failure in part of his heart. In June, he underwent two surgeries. The first was to drain his abdominal cavity of excess fluid. This second surgery is to repair the lungs and pour talcum powder into the lungs, which repairs the leaky lungs.
Wagner’s friend, apostle Chuck Pierce, confirmed Wagner’s death on his Facebook page Friday, calling Wagner “one of the greatest molders of modern church history.”
Wagner is recognized as a leading authority in the fields of church growth and spiritual warfare. He is co-founder of World Prayer Center and is chancellor of the Wagner Institute in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Wagner holds graduate degrees in theology, missiology and religion from Fuller Theological Seminary, Princeton Theological Seminary and the University of Southern California.
Wagner served as a field missionary in Bolivia for 16 years and he taught on the faculty of the School of Intercultural Studies at Fuller Seminary for 30 years. Wagner ministers extensively nationally and internationally from his home base in Colorado. He has written 70 books, including Prayer Shield, Territorial Spirits, and Apostles and Prophets.
Wagner is survived by his wife, Doris.
The former apostolic leader was admitted to the hospital on Sept. 23 for what his wife, Doris, termed as a ”weakened condition.”
Charisma News will bring you more details and reaction from Wagner’s death among ministry leaders as they become available.
Source: By Jennifer LeClaire, Apostolic Pioneer C. Peter Wagner Goes on to Glory, Charisma News, http://www.charismanews.com/us/60747-apostolic-pioneer-c-peter-wagner-goes-on-to-glory, Published 21/10/2016. (Accessed 21/10/2016.)
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