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Volume Twelve, Issue Nine
11/08/04


Volume 12, Issue 9
"DECEPTION IN THE CHURCH" e-Newsletter
11/08/04

Dear All,

May the Lord bless all those who are discerning and obey His Word!


FEATURE ARTICLE

The feature article in this issue is "False Apostles! - The The False Apostles of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR)" by Sandy Simpson, 10/13/04.  This article shows why anyone who claims to be equal to or greater than the foundational apostles is, by biblical definition, a false apostle.  This rules out ALL the "apostles" of the New Apostolic Reformation as they have ALL claimed to be foundational to the Church and many have claimed directly to be equal to or greater than the original Apostles.


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The New Apostolic Reformation
What is it and where is it going?

Section 1— Introduction
Section 2— Overview
Section 3— History
Section 4— Players
Section 5— Agencies
Section 6— Foundational Apostles
Section 7— Different Anointings
Section 8— Hermeneutics
Section 9— Ecumenism
Section 10— First Nations
Section 11— Spiritual Warfare  & Transformations
Section 12— Unbiblical Teachings 1
Section 13— Ridiculous Claims
Section 14— Synergy
Section 15— Wacky Antics
Section 16— Fear
Section 17— False prophecies
Section 18— Mocking
Section 19— Honesty & Deception
Section 20— New World Order
Section 21— Unbiblical Teachings 2
Section 22— False Arguments & Answers
Section 23— Other Connections
Section 24— Credits

Coming Soon!

The companion book to this series will be available soon.  It has additional quotes and some updated information.  This is the script of the DVD plus additional commentary from Sandy Simpson and quotes from articles by people like Dr. Orrel Steinkamp and Gary Gilley. The commentary sections of the video series by the other participants are not in the book, but there are many more quotes available than in the video series.  Good reference material.  This book will also be available on CD-ROM in Adobe Acrobat .pdf format.

The New Apostolic Reformation
What is it and where is it going?

The International Coalition of Apostles headed by C. Peter Wagner is the most influential purveyor of the New Apostolic Reformation, a term coined by Wagner. This organization is really an extension of the New Order of the Latter Rain whose influences and mentors include William Branham, Franklin Hall, the Hawtin brothers, and more recently Bill Hamon, Paul Cain and the Kansas City Prophets. The doctrines of the Latter Rain have influenced most of the televangelists on TV today, and so have crept deceptively into many denominations. The main heretical teachings of the New Order Of The Latter Rain, as ruled in 1949 at the General Council of the Assemblies of God held in Seattle, were as follows: (1) The restoration of foundational apostles and prophets in the churches. (2) The teaching and promotion of a transferable impartation or anointings that are passed on "by" the laying on of hands "by" the will of man. (3) Confession and deliverance from sin to men. (4) The impartation of spiritual gifts by the laying on of hands such as the gift of languages for missionary service and other "ministry skills".  (5) The extreme and unscriptural practice of imparting or imposing personal leadings by the means of the gifts of utterance, "word of knowledge" or prophecy. (6) Distortions of scripture interpretations, which are in opposition to teachings and practices generally accepted among the Church.   These doctrines deemed heretical by the Assemblies Of God in 1949, which are now common fare because of the Brownsville 'Revival" and the Third Wave movement, are all being promoted today in the New Apostolic Reformation. This video will expose, by way of video and quotes from written materials by adherents of the ICA, the false apostles, false prophets and false teachers of the New Apostolic Reformation. A number of the individuals mentioned by name in this video claim to be Bible-believing born again evangelicals. But in reality they are teaching and promoting doctrines that are not only dangerous, but tear down many or all of the core doctrines upon which the Christian Faith is built. Many of those we will examine on this video have fairly decent doctrinal statements they endorse, but by what they are teaching and doing they end up denying the basic doctrines of the Church. We want you to know that we do not hate those who teach heresy or those who follow their teachings, but rather admonish you in love if you have been deceived by teachings that deviate from the basic doctrines of the Faith. The reason for this video is the hope it will help many to come back to a complete faith in Christ and come under the authority of the Word. 

Sandy Simpson
Apologetics Coordination Team (ACT)
P.O. Box 1759
Pearl City, HI  96782

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This 6 DVD Series took a long time to produce and many people contributed.  It features section menus so you can go directly to the separate sections.  ALL DITC VIDEOS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE IN U.S. NTSC FORMAT.  The price for the series is $49. plus $4.00 shipping and handling per 5 DVD series=Total $53.00.  For outside the US the price is $49. + $9. = $58.  To order simply click on the PayPal logo below to pay online with credit card or directly from your bank account.

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The tape version consists of 2 VHS Super Long Play 6 Hour Videos.  ALL DITC VIDEOS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE IN NTSC FORMAT.  The price for the series is $49. plus $4.00 shipping and handling per video for US=Total: $53.00. Outside the US must pay $49. + $9.=$58.  To order simply click on the PayPal logo below to pay online with credit card or directly from your bank account.

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This is a one of a kind series.  You won't find another like is anywhere.  I urge you to get one for your church or organization and use it as the basis for a study of the Bible and the false teachings of this movement.  This series features commentary by Bill Randles, Gary Gilley, Jacob Prasch, Jackie Alnor, Arnold Fruchtenbaum, Mike Oppenhemier, Sandy Simpson, Greg Robertson, Dave Hunt, Orrel Steinkamp, Jewel Grewe, & Steve Mitchell. It is my hope that this series will be a blessing to many and help Christian leaders be watchmen over God's flock!

- Sandy Simpson

Excellent ACT Resources!

Timely!

LETTERS TO THE CHURCH is a fitting manual for the Revelation Christian. All the precepts are in the seven letters in Revelation 1:9 - 3:22 to help us keep the faith, stay in sound doctrine, and reach out to those who are perishing. I hope and pray that this book will help the reader to be an “overcomer”.

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Want to be able to see your way through to clear biblical discernment? Want a set of tools that will allow you to disciple your loved ones so they will stand firm in the Faith? Want to sort out many of the false arguments and teachings that have invaded the churches? Then DISCERNMENT TOOLKIT is for you!

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SPIRIT OF TRUTH OR SPIRIT OF ERROR?
PART 1 - BENNY HINN 
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Making War In The Heavenlies
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Lord bless!

In His hands,
Sandy Simpson
Apologetics Coordination Team (ACT)


False Apostles!
The False Apostles of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR)
by Sandy Simpson, 10/13/04


The NAR proponents claim to be foundational Apostles to the modern church.  This claim is exactly what Paul warned the Church about regarding false apostles.  The term "false apostles" is used only once in the Bible in 2 Cor. 11:13.  False apostles are identified as those who claim they are equal with the the foundational Apostles.  The NAR proponents go even further! They claim to be GREATER than the original Apostles.


C. PETER WAGNER
Apostles and prophets the foundation of the Church and, um, I identify as James an apostle as my function as a horizontal apostle to bring together the people of the body of Christ not only can I do it, I love to do it. Yesterday I was the apostle with a group of about 15-20 prophets we met all day long, and these prophets many of whom are going to be speakers in this conference come under my guidance, coordination and leadership as an apostle. They each have apostles in their own networks but I mean they are under spiritually.  But I’m the one that brings them together and when I bring them together things happen. (C. Peter Wagner, National School of the Prophets - Mobilizing the Prophetic Office, Colorado Springs, CO, May 11, 2002, Tape #1)

In Wagner's new book, APOSTLES OF THE CITY: HOW TO MOBILIZE THE TERRITORIAL APOSTLES FOR CITY TRANSFORMATION, he attempts to describe what the local role of these apostles might be.  He defines Apostles to the City as those "whom the Holy Spirit gives an anointing for extraordinary authority in spiritual matters over the other Christian leaders in the same city." While not excluding others, Wagner hypothesizes that the most extensive pool for identifying apostles of the city is among the mega churches. (The Apostles Are Coming To Your City, Ready or Not by Orell Steinkamp, The Plumbline, Vol. 6, No. 2, March/April 2001)

In the brochure that I received, advertising C. Peter Wagner's conference in Brisbane, the following was written: "The New Apostolic Reformation is an extraordinary work of the Holy Spirit that is changing the shape of Christianity globally. It is truly a new day! The Church is changing. New names! New methods! New worship expressions! The Lord is establishing the foundations of the Church for the new millennium. This foundation is built upon apostles and prophets. Apostles execute and establish God's plan on the earth. The time to convene a conference of the different apostolic prophetic streams across this nation is now! This conference will cause the Body to understand God's 'new' order for this coming era. We look forward to having you with us in Brisbane in Feb 2000."  It was signed by Peter Wagner and Ben Gray. (Brochure For Brisbane 2000, as cited in Jumping On The Bandwagon - Australian Christian Churches Seduced by the Beat of a Different Drummer?, Hughie Seaborn, 1999, http://members.ozemail.com.au/~rseaborn/bandwagon.html)


TOMMI FEMRITE
"It is time for the apostolic leaders of nations to rise up and proclaim into the heavenlies of the nations where they have apostolic voice and authority to speak and legislate in the heavenlies." (Tommi Femrite (9-12-01), cited in September 14th, 2001, Open Memorandum Addressing the Twin Towers War, From: C. Peter Wagner, Presiding Apostle, International Coalition of Apostles, P.O. Box 63060, Colorado Springs, CO 80962-3060)

MARTY CASSADY

"We are no longer to ask God to do what he put us here to do. Rather, it is a time to make clear declarations that will change the atmosphere of our nation." (Marty Cassady (9-12-01), cited in September 14th, 2001, Open Memorandum Addressing the Twin Towers War, From: C. Peter Wagner, Presiding Apostle, International Coalition of Apostles, P.O. Box 63060, Colorado Springs, CO 80962-3060)


BILL HAMON
A National Symposium on the Post-Denominational Church was convened by Dr. C. Peter Wagner at Fuller Seminary, May 21-23, 1996. Bill Hamon said that "this was a historical occasion in God's annals of Church history. It was prophetically orchestrated by the Holy Spirit to fulfill God's progressive purposes of bringing His church to its ultimate destiny. . . the consensus of the panelists was that there are still apostles and prophets in the Church, and there is an emerging Apostolic Movement that will revolutionize the 21st Century Church. (Streams, Rivers, Floods, Avalanches, cited by Jewel van der Merwe, Dsicernment Ministries Newsletter, http://www.discernment-ministries.com/Articles/streams.htm)

PAUL CAIN
"No prophet or apostle who ever lived equaled the power of these individuals in this great army of the Lord in these last days. No one ever had it, not even Elijah or Peter or Paul, or anyone else enjoyed the power that is gong to rest on this great army." (Bob Jones and Paul Cain. "Selections from the Kansas City Prophets," audiotape (tape: 155C) http://www.deceptioninthechurch.com/quotes.html)

"...Every time God ever planned to do anything, the devil would get wind of it and he'd go out there are try to head it off...When he knew Moses was coming, what did he do to stop him...He killed all the babies. What did he do when he figured that Jesus was going to be born at a certain time? He released a decree through the wicked ruler to kill all the babies. Don't you see? And what's he doing now?...Abortions on every hand. So, you must know something's coming up greater than Moses, greater than...Even in Jesus' day, because the devil is trying to kill off the New Breed. He's trying to kill off the bride of Christ and trying to kill the whole thing off, but the Lord has well planted this seed and the New Bride and the New Breed...He's about to open the womb and He's about to give birth to this New Thing...When the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us we beheld the glories of the only begotten of the Father and when you begin to become that Word I want you to know. The world will behold the glory of the Father and that's what we're waiting to see...I want you to know that we're going to have some channeling one of these days, but it's going to be channeled right out of the throne room of Heaven." (Paul Cain, "You Can Become the Word!", 1989, Vineyard Prophetic Conference)

It was Paul Cain who was part of the Vineyard movement that some claim is the most anointed prophet in the world today. Cain in turn said William Branham is the greatest prophet that ever lived. Think about that, this means he is greater than Moses or Jeremiah, Isaiah who wrote about the 2nd coming more than any other prophet. Greater than even Jesus who also was a prophet. It was Jesus himself who said John the Baptist was the greatest prophet who ever lived.  Matt.11:11-13   "Assuredly, I say to you, among those born of women there has not risen one greater than John the Baptist; but he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he." (Greater in position not as a prophet). " And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.  For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John." (Paul Cain, cited in "Unity at the end of the Age - Hearing the word of the new prophets", Mike Oppenhiemer, http://www.letusreason.org/Pent32.htm)


JACK DEERE
Jack Deere says that with the third wave would come endtime apostles and prophets who would "do greater works than the apostles, than Jesus, or any other Old Testament prophets." (Jack Deere, "Intimacy With God and the End Time Church," Vineyard Christian Fellowship, Denver, CO, 1989, audiotape (session 2A)

BOB JONES
"The anointing of the endtime prophets and apostles will be ten times the anointing of Moses." (Bob Jones, "An Interview With Bob Jones by Mike Bickle," Kansas City Prophets, Kansas City, MO 1989, audtiotape)

ROD PARSLEY
On the program, Parsley appealed to the Hicks “prophecy” and added the twist that we are not to look to the Book of Acts, but to a far greater, future day of miracles. Parsley’s claim is that there is an end-time Church coming greater than the Church of the Apostles, which will routinely heal the sick and raise the dead. (ROD PARSLEY: THE RAGING PROPHET “BREAKING THROUGH” HIS UNORTHODOX DOCTRINE AND PRACTICE, by G. Richard Fisher, http://www.pfo.org/parsley.htm)

RUTH HEFLIN
“We are called for this day and this hour. Born for it. Destined for it. It is a time greater than the Day of Pentecost. Greater than the period of the first-century church. The end time. The time of the culmination of all things. The day of fulfillment. The day that the Apostles longed to see. The day that we are not only seeing, but the day we are experiencing. ... Angelic hosts assist us. Signs, wonders, healings and miracles confirm us. All that has happened through the centuries has been geared for this hour.” (Ruth Heflin, Glory Harvest, p. 406)

MARK CHIRONA
Hinn started out by establishing his credentials as a prophet of God. He called upon TBN's fellow guests for help in interpreting a disturbing dream he had had. "I do not fully understand it," he lamented, "but I really believe it deals with what God is about to do in the world." He gave a long narrative of his mystical dream that he said was "more of a vision of the night" than a dream. "In this dream, I did not see his face," Hinn began. "Everything in me knew it was the prophet Elijah . . .I walked up to him and he was turning water into blood." Hinn continued, "As I came to him, he said to me, 'Take this!' I took the rod from him.".  When he finished, fellow guest Mark Chirona, offered the interpretation. "The formless essence of Elijah is the spirit of Elijah that God promised to pour out on the last days' company of seasoned ministry...."And when Elijah handed you the rod, God was putting in your hand a new level of apostolic authority for the nations. . . You are entering into a new age of the miraculous. There will be a sharpening, for the spirit of Elijah rests on you.""... (Benny Hinn & Mark Chirona, TBN, Jan. 7, 2000)

KENNETH HAGIN
The Church will do even greater things than even the Early Church did. It will have greater power, signs, and wonders than were recorded in the Acts of the Apostles. (Word Of The Lord Through Brother Kenneth Hagin, Saint Louis, July 1997

RICK JOYNER
Rick Joyner on the subject of the latter-day apostles and prophets who will be greater than the apostles and prophets of Biblical times: "In the near future we will not be looking back at the early church with envy because of the great exploits of those days, but all will be saying that He certainly did save His best wine for last. The most glorious times in all of history have not come upon us. You, who have dreamed of one day being able to talk with Peter, John and Paul, are going to be surprised to find that they have all been waiting to talk to you." (Rick Joyner, The Harvest (Pineville, NC, MorningStar, 1990, 9)

Those who claim to be equal or greater than the true foundational Apostles are, by biblical definition, false apostles.

2 Cor. 11:12-15  And I will keep on doing what I am doing in order to cut the ground from under those who want an opportunity to be considered equal with us in the things they boast about. For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.
This is all you need to know about the New Apostolic Reformation.  Case closed!