Wednesday, December 12, 2012
I’m sure you will all be excited to know that today is “God Day.” No? Well, neither am I. (If you responded, “yes,” then you have been greatly deceived.)
The Associates of the New Apostolic Reformation have declared today as “God Day,” which they say is a “day like no other.” They are gathering in Orlando today to help start “mass deliverance and salvation” worldwide. I discovered this activity through one of my daily news updates, which linked me to an article at a Christian Post website.
According to the CP article, the NAR website said, “A sound will be released that will awaken a city to awaken nations. This sound of awakening shall go forth and an army of awakening shall arise in kingdom government and demonstration. Supernatural signs, wonders and miracles shall continually increase. Mass deliverance and salvation will break out in cities and regions. Places that were once dead in sin will spring forth in revival. News networks will report locally and globally about this phenomenon. Those who embrace this move will experience economic turnarounds.”
All this nonsense began because an Orlando “minister” claimed he had an “encounter with the Lord in 1999 to move to Orlando and raise up an army to bring ‘God Day’ to Orlando.”
The NAR is one of the most aberrational groups to have come down the pike while still claiming to be evangelical Christians. C. Peter Wagner, of unbiblical “Strategic Level Spiritual Warfare” fame, is credited with founding the NAR. The NAR is a dominionist group, claiming to have apostles and prophets for bringing God’s kingdom on earth.
Firstly, I’m pretty sure I remember Jesus saying that His kingdom was not of this world (John 18:36). Secondly, these new prophets have yet to provide any prophecies which have come to pass, and some of this group have actually claimed that modern prophecies don’t always have to come true (find THAT in Scripture, please).
Thirdly, the Bible gives many qualifications for the office of apostle, and one of the main qualifications was to have seen the resurrected Christ (Acts 1:21-23; 1 Cor. 9:1), while other qualifications were to have been personally taught by Him (Lk 24:45; Jn 14:26; Jn 16: 13-14; Jn 17:7-8, 14, 26; Acts 1:2; 1 Cor. 15:3; Gal.1:11-12; 1 Jn 1:5), and be divinely inspired (1 Cor. 2:10-13; 1 Cor. 14:37; 1 Thes.2:13; 1 Tim. 1:11; 1 Jn. 4:6). They were confirmed by the many REAL signs and wonders they were able to provide. Since none of these so-called NAR “apostles” meet any of these qualifications, we can readily dismiss them as false apostles.
Lastly, Ephesians 2:20 says that the Church was built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, meaning there can be none today without building a new foundation!
As with all their other claims, these latest ones will be shown to be more false prophecies, proving once again that this group does not have God’s blessing in any manner.
Anyone can surf the Internet to study from multitudes of apologetics ministries and solid Bible teachers and learn just how aberrational and unbiblical this group is.