To help our readers understand why NAR cults like Hillsong, C3, CHC (and individuals like Michael Brown) despise polemical discernment i.e. implementing the Word of God as our authority on all matters biblical – is because we apply the Titus technique to them.
THE TITUS TECHNIQUE:
The Apostle Paul says the following in Titus 1:13:
“One of the Cretans, a prophet of their own, said, “Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons.” This testimony is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply…”
Notice what the Apostle Paul does here. He quotes a Cretan prophet. A ‘prophet of their own’. In other words, Paul is not relying on outside information, he is relying on what one of ‘their own’ says of themselves – one who speaks with great authority, a ‘prophet’.”
Secondly, when he quoted the prophet, “Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons,” he assured that this “testimony is true.” Meaning it is a verified claim. Armed with this, Paul expected Titus to rebuke them sharply.
In other words, in every article we write, we use the Titus Technique.
- “A prophet of their own”
We document as much of the context we can of the people we monitor.
- “Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons.”
We quote them in context.
- “This testimony is true”
We source what they say, so people can see what we say is true.
- “Rebuke them sharply”
We rebuke their error by comparing to scripture and expect Christians to do likewise.
This article gives an example of the Titus technique.
ONE OF THE NAR, AN APOSTLE OF THEIR OWN:
For the last few months, we have been examining the infamous People’s Temple cult, founded by Jim Jones. We’ve been researching this because a leader of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) literally compared this murderous cult to the NAR.
So let’s reword what Paul said to Titus and show how the Titus Technique works when we apply it to the NAR.
“One of the NAR, an Apostle of their own, said, “the only difference between the discipleship group and Jonestown was ‘Kool-Aid.” This testimony is documented.” [Source]
The person who compared Jonestown to the NAR Shepherding Discipleship Movement was NARpostle Pat Robertson. Not us (people outside their movement). If we made this claim ourselves – many people would dismiss what we are saying because it sounds extreme. But someone who is treated with high authority within the NAR, ‘Apostle’ Pat Robertson made this claim. We agree with Robertson on this in regard to NAR theology – what is the “difference between the discipleship group and Jonestown?” Even further, the difference between the overall theology of the NAR and Jonestown? Therefore movements like the NAR need to be rebuked for promoting such dangerous doctrines. And not just rebuked – avoided.
“I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them.” Romans 16:17
To understand the theology of the SDM and the theology of the NAR, read more here:
We will provide other examples of the Titus Technique in future articles.
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