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.
Linked below is a full interview on the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) with Chris Rosebrough, Pastor of Kongsvinger Lutheran Church and Founder of Pirate Christian Radio. Some topics discussed in this interview include modern Apostles, the Latter Rain, the term New Apostolic Reformation (NAR), the Apostolic Commissioning of Todd Bentley, C. Peter Wagner, IHOP, Bethel, and the Seven Mountains Mandate. This interview is part of an upcoming documentary from Holy Bible Prophecy.
Started in 2013, Holy Bible Prophecy (HBP) is an online ministry devoted to Bible teaching, Christian apologetics, spiritual discernment, and Christ-centered revival. Elliott Nesch is the author of the HBP blog and director of HBP films. He is also the author of Hath God Said? Emergent Church Theology, and the editor of Early Christian Commentary.
“Then I fell down at his feet to worship him, but he said to me, “You must not do that! I am a fellow servant with you and your brothers who hold to the testimony of Jesus. Worship God.” For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” Revelation 19:10
Ps Chris RoseBrough on defining the New Apostolic Reformation:
“One of the things I find fascinating about the movement is that you go back in time to the Latter Rain, there are Assemblies of God groups that say this is heresy. And whenever the light is shone on them and people see them for what they are, they disappear like cockroaches, they disappear into the wall for a little bit. And then what they do – they change the label. So for years they were talking about the Third Wave, the Third Wave, the Third wave and so Macarthur writes about the Third wave and knocks it upside the head. And they stop talking about the Third Wave. So then that talk disappears and now it’s the NAR – now it’s the New Apostolic Reformation. Give it time, they’re going to morph that too because the NAR is getting so much attention. And it’s not hard to biblically to see that this is not what scripture says – I mean you just need to know a little bit of ‘bible’ and you can say this is nonsense. As a result of it, I think it’s just a matter of time before they morph into, and start adopting a completely different name.”
Full interview here:
In closing Ps Chris gives a warning:
“The New Apostolic Reformation has been growing in influence and it’s no longer something that’s on the fringes of evangelicalism. It’s actually found a way into the mainstream of evangelicalism and because of its radical views, its false ‘holy spirit’ – the ‘holy spirit’ they believe in, is not the biblical Holy Spirit. It’s because of its screwed-up eschatology, because of its taking people’s focus off the Great Commission and making disciples and on to the gospel of the kingdom, and somehow demonstrating the power of God – this has become, I think, the greatest threat that Christianity currently faces. And it’s really, really extremely dangerous and there’s a lot at stake. I mean people’s souls, and the Great Commission itself.
Here’s the thing, and this is why I say this is, we clearly are living in days where Christianity as a whole, is having less and less and less influence on society and I believe this is due, greatly due, to the fact that Christianity is off-topic, it’s off-mission. We’ve been called by Christ to make disciples, baptize and teach all that He has commanded. Nowhere has Christ commanded us to ‘conquer seven mountains’, nowhere does the scripture teach that we’re expect ‘apostles’ to show back up on the scene. And it’s not our job to bring the kingdom of God visibly to Earth or to somehow hasten Christ’s return. None of these things are actual biblical teachings. And so the more that Christianity visibly buys into the false teachings and concepts of the NAR, the worse our situation is going to become – because the end result is going to be fewer and fewer actual biblical Christians. And that’s a problem because Christians are salt and light within society and as there are fewer and fewer of them, because of the NAR’s inability to actually reproduce biblical Christians. It’s just going to be more problems for society as a whole and it’s just bleak.
And unfortunately my children and my grandchildren are the ones who are currently reaping the harvest of generations that preceded them and they’re getting off-topic and failing to do their part in the Great Commission – I fear for us for the future.”
Source: Elliott Nesch, Holy Bible Prophecy, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTj5IKzmlYE&fbclid=IwAR1YN5LKoJClI-hdMI3aBPQMj8TvelTYtNtAnzXpe9T18oqtB6A6DcAsPu8. Published August 27, 2019. (Accessed August 29, 2019.)
Related article: What is the NAR?
Conversation with Phil Johnson re Michael Brown & His NAR ‘Truth’.
From February 2018, Ps. Chris Rosebrough and Phil Johnson, (executive director of Grace to You and ordained elder and pastor at Grace Community Church) – address the ongoing problems with the ‘apostle of obfuscation’, Dr Michael Brown and hid denial of the existence of the ‘so-called’ New Apostolic Reformation.
Chris’ previous episode ‘Response to Michael Brown’s ‘Truth’ about NAR’, can be viewed here:
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