Per Fidem Intrepidus means "Fearless Through Faith". My courage isn't my own, it comes from the Holy Spirit, it's my faith in God and my personal savior Christ Jesus that calms my fears and allows me to move forward in this fallen world. Personally I'm afraid of a lot of stuff, but having the faith that Jesus adopted me as his little, sin filled, brother keeps me going.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Emergent Monday: The NAR, or "False Prophesy For Fun And Profit"

First we have to ask: what exactly is the New Apostolic Reformation? According to false prophet C. Peter Wagner the official answer is that the NAR is not a cult (according to the NAR) and says it's "the most radical change in the way of doing church (doing church?!?) since the Protestant Reform". However when studying the NAR doctrine and its unending list of false prophesy and heresy it becomes glaringly obvious there can only be one reason for their existence: the New Apostolic Reformation was allowed on this earth by God to be the proof that Bible prophesy is 100% accurate and that our Lord, Jesus Christ, was dead on when He said
10 At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11 and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. (Matthew 24;10-11)

I admit it, I called C. Peter Wagner a "False Prophet" but not because I don't like him (heck, I don't even know him), but because he's made some glaring false prophecies. Here's one of my favorites:
"Deposed dictator Manual Noriega, lowered the crime rate in Los Angeles and broke the power of demons over Japan." ( C. Peter Wagner, Breaking Strongholds In Your City, 1993, p. 25)

It's true that the crime rate in Los Angeles is a bit lower than recent years but when C. Peter Wagner made this pronouncement Los Angeles' crime rate was just starting to spiral into the stratosphere. It's lower not but Manuel Noriega had nothing to do with that because he has been and is still in prison in Panama. No word on Noriega converting to anything resembling Christianity and attacking demons in Japan, either real or the kind of demons found in rubber suits stomping on miniature model Tokyos. C. Peter Wagner must like Japan a lot 
"10 million Japanese will come to Christ by the year 2000"
Actually the number of Christians in Japan has remained unchanged in decades, there's about 500,000 Christians, additionally there are 508,000 Roman Catholics, 218,000 Jehovah's Witnesses and 123,000 Mormons. Far short of the 10,000,000 number by 9,500,000. C. Pete isn't that wild about Russia though:
"There will be a persecution of the Jews in Russia that will notably escalate during the fall of 2000."
There's been no evidence of the Russians going back to their old ways since the fall of the Soviet empire. The more you read about C. Peter Wagner the more terrifying he really is, in fact he's gone right off the deep end when he proclaimed God to be impotent and hard of hearing:
“God listens better if prayers are accompanied by loud forceful demands, God won’t do anything unless it is pronounced loudly over and over again that He has done it. These earthly decrees force God into action! This must start immediately or the church is in peril!”
Either God forgot (not likely at all) or C. Peter Wagner chose to ignore (or never bothered to read) Matthew 6:6 - 
But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.
The New Apostolic Reformation is far and away the most dangerous part of the entire emergent church heresy, and C. Peter Wagner is the man that is working very hard to drive a wedge between man and God. In his book Changing Church C. Pete tells us this (and this is what he bases his blasphemous doctrine on):
"A whole new generation of believers in the Second Apostolic Age is not nearly as interested in the fine points and details of theology as past generations have been. Few people choose their church these days because of what it believes about open theology or Calvinism or modes of baptism or church government or the pretribulation rapture or sanctification or predestination or the forensic theory of justification."
Actually C. Pete, a LOT of people are interested in these fine points and details of theology, many people DO choose their church because of what it believes about open theology or Calvinism. I've left Churches because of their stand on baptism and church government. However this statement is showing us that C. Pete is not interested in actual bible believers, folks who are actively seeking truth, people who want to understand God's word.  But to be honest there's a lot of people out there that are turned off by proper theology because they've been told to be turned off by society as a whole, and Hollywood leading the fray. To take advantage of that C. Pete writes in "Confronting the Powers"
"Can we first agree on a definition of theology? This would be an excellent starting point….Through such a definition we become acutely aware that our findings have limitations because they are mere human positions, as opposed to something divinely inspired."
 What he's saying is that theology isn't all that important, being spiritual is. Unfortunately for C. Peter Wagner and the goats he's herding, God has a different take on the whole theology thing. We can know sound doctrine:
If anyone is willing to do His will, he will know of the teaching, whether it is of God or whether I speak from Myself. (John 7:17)
We are saved by sound doctrine:
But thanks be to God that though you were slaves of sin, you became obedient from the heart to that form of teaching to which you were committed (Romans 6:17)
 Improper doctrine is not allowed:
As I urged you ]upon my departure for Macedonia, remain on at Ephesus so that you may instruct certain men not to teach strange doctrines (1 Timothy 1:3)
 The bible is given to us for sound doctrine:
All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16)
 The last days will be characterized by a turning away from sound doctrine:
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires (2 Timothy 4:3)

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