By R.Douglas Geivett, Holly Pivec
This critique presents a framework for knowing and reading the common yet little-known New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) flow. because the authors kingdom within the preface: "We write this e-book with significant objectives in brain. First, to offer humans an concept of the sheer dimension and achieve of the NAR move. And moment, to systematize its key teachings and practices and review them at the foundation of Scripture and cautious reasoning … . In our judgment, the NAR point of view crosses those limitations [that is, yes huge parameters, published in Scripture and practiced within the ancient orthodox church], and it does so partly due to incorrect theology rooted in a improper realizing of Scripture. we want to warn readers a few attainable confusion: a few critics have associated the NAR flow with mainstream Pentecostalism and charismatics. we don't do that. in truth, it really is our competition that the NAR circulate deviates from classical Pentecostal and charismatic teachings. This flow 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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Other Protestants apply the term apostle to an additional class of individuals, namely, the great missionaries who were first to take the gospel to foreign lands. For example, William Carey and Hudson Taylor have been referred to as apostles in this more restricted sense of the word. And individuals today who plant churches are also sometimes thought of as apostles. But these apostles are not considered to possess the authority of the original apostles. This particular understanding of apostles is not so common today.
An apostle will teach. An apostle will impart God’s blessings in others (including spiritual gifts154). An apostle will initiate and carry out projects by strategizing and fundraising. An apostle will complete projects by bringing them to desired conclusions. An apostle will equip others for ministry. An apostle will send out others who are equipped to fulfill their roles in expanding the kingdom of God. An apostle will raise up future leadership. 158 Limits of an Apostle’s Authority Though apostles have extraordinary authority, they still have limitations, five of which we look at here.
Is currently the largest known Christian society of God-ordained and man-recognized apostles in the world. —John P. Kelly, ICAL Convening Apostle International Coalition of Apostolic Leaders website What exactly do NAR apostles do? Does their authority have any limits? And which arguments and Scriptures are assembled to support their existence? We now explore the answers to these questions. The Functions of NAR Apostles Here is a list of the things that any apostle will do, according to Peter Wagner:153 An apostle will receive revelation (directly and from prophets).