By R.Douglas Geivett, Holly Pivec
This critique offers a framework for figuring out and studying the common yet little-known New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) circulation. because the authors kingdom within the preface: "We write this ebook with significant ambitions in brain. First, to offer humans an concept of the sheer dimension and succeed in of the NAR stream. And moment, to systematize its key teachings and practices and overview them at the foundation of Scripture and cautious reasoning … . In our judgment, the NAR point of view crosses those barriers [that is, convinced large parameters, printed in Scripture and practiced within the old orthodox church], and it does so partly as a result of improper theology rooted in a improper figuring out of Scripture. we want to warn readers a couple of attainable confusion: a few critics have associated the NAR flow with mainstream Pentecostalism and charismatics. we don't do that. in reality, it really is our competition that the NAR stream deviates from classical Pentecostal and charismatic teachings. This circulation has emerged out of self reliant charismatic church buildings and, therefore, has received a foothold in lots of of these church buildings in various degrees."
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Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me. —The Apostle Paul, 1 Corinthians 15:5–8 Definition of an Apostle An apostle—as the word is used frequently in the New Testament—is one whom Christ commissioned as his authorized representative. ” The English word apostle is a virtual transliteration of the Greek.
What does that mean? Notice Wagner’s definition. An apostle is a Christian leader gifted, taught, commissioned and sent by God with the authority to establish the foundational government of the Church within an assigned sphere of ministry by hearing what the Spirit is saying to the churches and by setting things in order accordingly for the expansion of the Kingdom of God [our emphasis]. ” In other words, they receive new revelation from God. ” Wagner says the new revelation can only be received by apostles and prophets.
8:23) The document states that the first two groups were often referred to in Scripture as “apostles of Jesus Christ” and were foundational apostles. ”109 Evidence of their authority was demonstrated in many ways. Ananias and Sapphira fall down dead when the apostle Peter confronts them about their sin of deception (Acts 5:1–11). Paul and Peter assert apostolic authority in letters they wrote to churches that they did not found (Rom. 1:1; 1 Peter 1:1). And Paul sternly admonishes another church to discipline a member of that church (1 Cor.