For the record, we have not exaggerated how anti-Christian the New Apostolic Reformation is. We allow their Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Teachers and leaders speak for themselves. When we tell you they are AGAINST the Christian faith – that really is what they demonstrate. When we tell you they hate Jesus and the Christian gospel – they make it very clear. They don’t even hide it. They have their own gospel to take over and transform the world.
In this case, we will look at NAR Apostle Os Hillman, a heavy advocate of the NAR false commission known as the Seven Mountain Mandate. Hillman, Johnny Enlow and Lance Wallnau are probably the three most flamboyant in their declaration of the NAR’s false Gospel of the Kingdom (aka the Gospel of Power). So while Bill Johnson, Kong Hee, Brian Houston, Rick Warren, Steven Furtick, Che Ahn and other NARpostles downplay this gospel, these three men make it publicly clear why the NAR cult see the Christian Church as a blight against their agenda in taking over and transforming the world with their ‘holistic’ gospel.
Below you will read slides from PowerPoint presentations from Os Hillman’s website, analyse information from Charisma Mag and look at one of its articles they allowed Os Hillman to write.
Even though Lance Wallnau at least tries to preach both gospels to advance the NAR, he still pits his NAR gospel against the Christian Gospel of Salvation. Os Hillman on the other hand (thankfully), is much more candid with how the NAR actually see the Christian gospel (which is why the actual gospel is absent from it’s movement). They are hostile to it and see it get in the way of transforming society.
The ‘About’ page states, “7CulturalMountains.com was launched by speaker/author Os Hillman as an initiative of Marketplace Leaders Ministries, with a focus on catalyzing leaders to reclaim the culture for Jesus Christ. The purpose of Marketplace.” [Source] And on his website you can go to his PowerPoint Presentations page. We thought we would do a bit of a photo-montage of what some of these teachings taught about the NAR Gospel and and the Christian Gospel of salvation.
His teachings are not just bound to his website. NAR propaganda Charisma Mag also allowed NAR Apostle Os Hillman teach on something similar. In the article below, Os Hillman does us a favour, fleshing out his teaching from the above PowerPoint presentations in this article. Furthermore, his language and concepts should alert discerning Christians what to look out for in an NAR teacher and an NAR church’s theology.
Charisma Mag writes,
The Difference Between the Gospel of Salvation and the Gospel of the Kingdom
The simplest way to understand the distinction between the two kingdoms is to recognize that the gospel of salvation deals only with the salvation of your soul. The gospel of the kingdom deals with all things the cross affected, including not only salvation but also the reconciliation of all things—including the material world that was lost in the fall.
It is helpful at this stage for us to define what we mean by a kingdom. Myles Munroe, author of Kingdom Principles, describes a kingdom in these terms: “A kingdom is the governing influence of a king over his territory, impacting it with his personal will, purpose, and intent, producing a culture, values, morals, and lifestyle that reflect the king’s desires and nature for his citizens.” Jesus’ desire was for God’s kingdom to be manifested on earth. When He taught the disciples to pray, He petitioned His heavenly Father by asking, “Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” While we may never see God’s kingdom completely manifested on earth as it is in heaven, Jesus is telling us that we should ask for it and expect it. Moses was led by God not to establish a religion but to establish a nation of people who would love, serve and honor God. In other words, God wanted His kingdom expressed completely through their lives.
The following comparison between attributes of the gospel of the kingdom and the gospel of salvation provides a better understanding of the two. When Jesus prayed the Lord’s Prayer, He prayed for the manifestation of what was happening in heaven to happen on earth: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” His emphasis was more than salvation.
|Gospel of Salvation||Gospel of the Kingdom|
|Focus: Evangelism/salvation||Focus: Taking dominion|
|Eternal, heavenly focus||Material, social, earthly, secular|
|Addresses only the soul||Addresses soul and body|
|“Rapture escape” mentality||“Possess the land” mentality|
|Sacred vs. secular—dualism||Impacts all aspects of society|
|Goal: Transaction, “win the next soul”||Goal: Influence through servanthood,
godly leadership, active faith
|Example: Nigeria||Example: Almolonga, Guatemala|
This diagram shows the contrast between the gospel of salvation and the gospel of the kingdom. One is passive; the other is active, with a goal of taking possession, as Joshua was instructed.
One of the problems in the church today is that we often talk about “escaping this evil world” through the rapture instead of influencing the world. Some research tells us that as much as 60 percent of the population of the country of Nigeria may be born again. Yet the culture has some of the greatest problems with crime and corruption of any nation in the world. That is because the gospel of salvation has been the primary message.
Contrast Nigeria with Almolonga, Guatemala, where 90 percent of the population is Christian and there are no jails—because they are not needed.
Books like the Left Behind series may be good fictional reading that have some level of truth, but they can instill in our minds a mindset that Christians are to wait for the “great escape” instead of focusing their time and energy on occupying the land and changing the culture. Jesus said He wants to return to a mature bride; that means a vibrant church that is actively impacting our world.
Source: Os Hillman, The Difference Between the Gospel of Salvation and the Gospel of the Kingdom, Charisma Mag, http://www.charismamag.com/spirit/spiritual-growth/17652-the-difference-between-the-gospel-of-salvation-vs-gospel-of-the-kingdom, Published 08/05/2013. (Accessed 05/06/2017.) [Cached]
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