The New Apostolic Reformation - What is it and where is it going?
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At Let Us Reason Ministries our purpose to those outside Christ
TO DELIVER= The Gospel
TO DEFINE= What we believe
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After doing cult evangelism for several years we saw the need to from an official ministry here in the Islands to reach out to the over ¼ of the adult population that is involved in different cults or false religions. We are one of the most active states (ex. 53,000 Mormons, and 7,000 Jehovah Witnesses going door to door (approximately 35,000 being trained). The cults outnumber the church 2 to 1 in our state and are growing rapidly here as well as everywhere else. As psuedo Christian groups continue to grow we want to deter the free evangelization that is being done door to door each day week after week. In Mt. 24 Jesus warned his disciples and us about deception more than any other thing. He stated many will come in his name representing him in an untruthful manner. When this time comes many false prophets and teachers will be common. I believe what we are seeing today is prophecy being fulfilled. We are living in that time He has forewarned us about. We have taken the initiative to do something about this in these Islands, that has not been done before. We have three main objectives. First - is to educate the community through the TV and the Internet. We have found cults very much dislike publicity. By making the public aware of what these groups really believe it prevents them from joining. In this way communities are made aware of the counterfeit groups evangelizing their neighborhoods. By sending out written information or making it available on the net we are able to give people an intelligent choice made on the facts from two sides instead of only one.
Second- to awaken the church to the activities of these groups and the mainstreaming of the New Age movement that has solidified itself in the schools, workplaces, the media and even the church. By equipping believers with the tools and effective ways to witness we can successfully see those involved in false spirituality abandon their practices and receive Christ. Third- to Equip the church to be able to communicate better to those in the cult groups where they differ from historic Christianity and to have them understand we are being friends to them by telling the truth, not their enemy. With a heart of compassion and patience we want to labor to convey the message of grace in Christ and his saving work. 2 Timothy 2:24-26 "And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient, in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth, and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will." Let Us Reason Ministries is involved in discipleship of those who leave the cults. We are very much aware of the transition time of exiting a cult being crucial, as one entrances the body of Christ, there are many questions to be answered and many adjustments in ones lifestyle. Unfortunately the churches have been of little help in these matters. We are also involved in counseling, meeting personally with those who are struggling to leave or concerned with friends and loved ones who are involved in cult groups. We want to present the differences in a clear and concise fashion, motivated by love for God and the people (Mk.12:29-30; Gal.5:14). Love will speak the truth to win the hearer, not just the argument or a certain point. We make ourselves available to do seminars and group or church teachings to help instruct believers in practical ways to witness. Film presentations printed materials and skits are used to illustrate certain points. Let Us Reason Ministries has been involved in both TV and Radio. Had a program on local Christian Radio for many years, and on secular radio. Those who are in cults are not necessarily evil. They are mostly sincere honest people who are our neighbors and try to do good in the community. In doing a ministry like this it is easy to be misunderstood, even by Christians. We do not harbor any resentment or hatred toward those in other religions or in Christian cults. The blame is not toward the people who are mostly sincere, trying to follow teachings they think is true. Our challenge is to their leaders who have deceived them into other Gospels, having them think they are serving God when in fact they are not. Our hope is that those who visit this site and read the articles will consider honestly what is being said. The message can be cutting at times but can be soothing if truth is pursued.
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|Episode 55: November 2012, Sandy Simpson: The New Apostolic Reformation - Part 2|
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"Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are kravenous wolves." - Matthew 7:15 A year ago, for the November 2011 episode, I interviewed Sandy Simpson on the New Apostolic Reformation. Sandy heads up the Apologetics Coordination Team, and runs Deception in the Church, an extensive library of resources on the NAR and related movements and organizations. This episode is a follow-up to our previous discussion. We began with the assumption that those listening have heard the first discussion we had. If you haven't, that episode can be found here. We answer some questions people had from that episode, get into some further examination of the New Apostolic Reformation, and try to keep from repeating what was already covered as much as possible.
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|The Gods Of Babylon|
|by Larry DeBruyn, 10/29/12 |
Though contemporary Mormons now disavow his statement, Lorenzo Snow (1814-1901), the fifth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, once said, "As man is, God once was; as God is, man may become." Pretending to be within the pale of Christendom, some Word of Faith teachers boldly tell their followers, "You are gods."
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|Evangelicals Rejecting God's Word|
|by The Berean Call, 10/30/12 |
I believe fundamentalist defection has more to do with a spiritual heart condition rather than home schooled kids being unable to defend YEC in college. It wasn't a matter of bad "science" being challenged by unanswerable evidence. It was a matter of an unconverted heart.
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|Joel Osteen And The Prosperity Gospel|
|by Gary Gilley, 10/31/12 |
Whenever the supposed things of God and people of God become popular with the inhabitants of this fallen world we would be wise to walk softly and be extra discerning. The Jews persecuted and/or killed almost every one of their prophets (Acts 7:52); the apostles were despised by the world and Jesus was murdered by those He came to save. Jesus pronounced a blessing on those who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness (Matt 5:11) and warned, "If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you" (John 15:20). Why? Because the message of the Cross is foolishness to those who are perishing (1 Cor 1:18). Therefore when we find a Christian message or ministry or man or woman being praised by unbelievers we can be assured that either unregenerate humanity has not yet caught on to what is being said, or that what they are saying is in line with what the unbeliever already believes. As we have demonstrated Osteen's message is exactly what unbelievers and undiscerning Christians want to believe and they are thrilled to have someone who claims to be a reliable spokesperson for God agree with them. This would account for Osteen's incredible success, but it does not account for, or excuse, the inconceivable gullibility and immaturity of professing Christians.
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