About the 'New Apostolic
by Teri Lee Earl
(originally written in year 2000, shortened in 2006, See Oct. 2006 Update)
IMPORTANT NOTE: I am pro-Spiritual gifts, and these pages below were written as gently as possible. Some of these are brief, almost informal, -- a "look what's coming at you" notification. All links contain much information, often quoting directly from the sources they speak about.
This page is self-explanatory. Contains a 'collection' of prophetic warnings in addition to my own actions.Just So You Know: Regarding some 'Apostolic Summits'
Gives a synopsis of what the Wagner gang taught at a January, 1999 conference, gathered from informal internet reports that were compiled mostly by people who obviously either felt blessed enough to make their informal reports, or just that it was important enough to pass on. I accomplished this by deleting all the prophecies to cut through to the actual announcements/teachings. This is representative enough of what is taught at these conferences.
Gives the account of an eye-opening interview with C. Peter Wagner, previously published on the internet in his GI Newsletter Jan/Feb 2000. By the way, this ministry had a Blazing Trails page well before the subtitle of the publication of the GI Newsletter Jan/Feb 2000.
Some of the key books written by some main participants in the NAR (New Apostolic Reformation), would be Churchquake by C. Peter Wagner, The Life-Giving Church by Ted Haggard (pastor of New Life Church in Colorado Springs) and Apostles, Prophets and The Coming Moves of God by Dr. Bill Hamon. Please access quotes and thought provoking comments taken from Churchquake reviews and the NAR, focusing on Wagner's plans. Also, feel free to access my review and quotes from the book, "The Last Apostles on Earth" -- a book I have read, which C. Peter Wagner is quoted as endorsing as having, "valuable biblical information for building a theological framework to understand this work of the Holy Spirit in our day."
Final note (originally written in year 2000):
I have witnessed and known Charismatic, Spirit-filled enthusiasms before, and am not theologically opposed to signs and wonders, and yet I urge the believer to scratch beyond the surface to check out the Biblical stability and foundational belief systems of it all.
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Oct. 2006 Update:Authority, Accountability, and the Apostolic Movement
I was priviledged to receive an early copy of this book from the publisher. This is the only printed book on this subject that I recommend, yet it is extremely useful for all groups. See my amazon review of it!
There is a new apostolic movement afoot, and it is leading many from the simplicity of the pure gospel. To be legitimate, the teaching emphasis and ministry expression of present-day apostles and prophets must reflect a correct gospel foundation:
Instead, the new apostolic reformation movement, with its emphasis on apostolic authority, “spiritual covering,” loyalty, honor, submission, and government, has become the vehicle to build the philosophies and kingdoms of men.
Dr. Stephen Crosby’s third book, Authority, Accountability, and the Apostolic Movement, probes these and other authority/submission issues from a biblically disciplined, Christ-centered, New Covenant perspective. Within these pages, every believer, church leader, apostle, or prophet who may have wandered from the simplicity of the gospel can find the road to recovery.
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