Answering the New Apostolic Reformation and Other Heresies in the Church

Welcome to my page responding to the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) and other false teachings in the Christian Church. Scripture is replete that we need to know sound biblical teaching and teach and preach the same. On this page, you will find resources from what we have put together along with writings and resources from others.

The Apostle Paul warned in the First Century,

“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, and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths.” (2 Timothy 4:3,4)

We live in a time where many Christians cannot tell you what is biblically correct due to the invasion of false teachers within the new movement of what is known as the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR).

What is the New Apostolic Reformation?

The New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) is a dominionist movement which asserts that God is restoring the lost offices of church governance, namely the offices of Prophet and Apostle.

Leading false teachers, in this seemingly loosely organized movement, claim that these prophets and apostles alone have the power and authority to execute God’s plans and purposes on earth. They believe they are laying the foundation for a global church touching seven major areas of society (known as the Seven Mountain Mandate). They also believe that this global church will be governed by them.They place a greater emphasis on the experiential, like dreams, visions and extra-biblical revelation, and uses a narcigesis approach to the Bible. Speaking of the Bible, the NAR has its own “paraphrase” of the Bible called “The Passion Translation” which is not a good representation let alone a translation.

The Passion Translation is not a translation but it is so loose it supports a low view of God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit and promotes existential theology where it allows the opening up of new revealed teachings (classified by NAR teachers as special revelation) and reported “experiences” (e.g. trips to heaven, face-to-face conversations with Jesus, visits by angels).

Friends these cannot be proven by Scripture and those who pursue these things do so in a way that resembles many new age practices and occultism. This a cultic movement within the church and it is not a representation of biblical orthodoxy. John MacArthur has these words about the NAR,

“…NAR, the New Apostolic Reformation. … It is like Grape Nuts – it’s not grapes and it’s not nuts. It’s like Christian Science – it’s not Christian and it’s not scientific. Well, the New Apostolic Reformation isn’t new, it isn’t apostolic, and it isn’t a reformation. But it is a rapidly expanding movement being generated by some of the same old troubling false teachers and false leaders that have been around in Charismania for decades, always dishonoring the Holy Spirit, always dishonoring the Scripture, always claiming miracle signs, wonders, visions, dreams.”

Personal Writing on the NAR

Resources from others addressing the NAR.