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Although people may not know this movement by its formal name, they are probably familiar with its leaders, like Rick Joyner (MorningStar Ministries in Fort Mill, South Carolina), Bill Johnson (Bethel Church in Redding, California), and Mike Bickle (International House of Prayer in Kansas City, Missouri). Likewise, NAR practices - such as "prayerwalking," "healing rooms," and "24/7 prayer rooms" - have permeated churches throughout the world.
Read this book for a biblical response to the NAR movement and to learn how its teachings deviate from historic Pentecostal and charismatic teachings.
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Counterfeit Gospels: Rediscovering the Good News in a World of False HopeTrevin WaxMoody Publishers / 2011 / Trade Paperback$13.49 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 5 Reviews
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R. Douglas Geivett is professor of philosophy in Talbot School of Theology at Biola University in La Mirada, California. He is the author of Evil and the Evidence for God, and coeditor of four books: Contemporary Perspectives on Religious Epistemology; In Defense of Miracles; Faith, Film and Philosophy; and Being Good: Christian Virtues for Everyday Life. Holly Pivec holds a masters degree in Christian apologetics from Biola University in La Mirada, California. She is an experienced journalist and researcher, having served as a newspaper reporter, a contributing writer to the Christian Research Journal, and as the university editor at Biola University for nearly ten years as well as the managing editor of the award-winning Biola Magazine. She has more than 200 published articles, many related to the New Apostolic Reformation, church trends, and theological issues. She currently operates a popular blog that critiques the New Apostolic Reformation, called Spirit of Error (www.spiritoferror.org).
Dean Emeritus, Regent University School of Divinity
I thank Geivett and Pivec for this book on the New Apostolic Reformation. They will be praised by some and vilified by others for writing it, but one will not, or should not, deny that they have done their work in a careful and professional manner. Here is a plea to compare claims with Scripture in a civil manner, a practice I whole heartedly commend for all Christians regardless of their theological positions. The apostle Paul commended the Bereans for checking to see if what he was teaching complemented or contradicted the Scripture. If the apostle to the Gentiles commended this action from his hearers in the first century, one would hope that leaders of the NAR movement would see this as a biblical and prudent response to their message in the twenty-first century.
-Karl I. Payne,
Pastor of Leadership Development and Discipleship Training, Antioch Bible Church, Redmond, Washington
If you are looking for a biblically balanced, hermeneutically sound, enlightening, logical, clear, and spiritually and intellectually enriching treatment of the New Apostolic Reformation, contemporary apostles and prophets, their teachings, and the confusions surrounding these, then God's Super-Apostles is a must read. It is relevant and much needed globally.
Director of Hyderabad Institute of Theology and Apologetics (India)
God's Super-Apostles is a thorough study and objective view of the New Apostolic Reformation. It is a necessary read for both traditional Pentecostals and those participating in NAR. We have needed this material for a long time.
-Gary R. Allen,
Former Executive Editor, Enrichment Journal; General Council of the Assemblies of God
The authors clearly and systematically describe the movement's origins and outworkings, and they offer a thoughtful, balanced, and biblical counterpoint to its many errors and excesses. Their work is eminently practical, desperately needed, and long overdue.
Executive Director, The Center for Apologetics Research
Like the Bereans, who 'searched the Scriptures daily,' Geivett and Pivec encourage us to look at our church's so-called contemporary apostles and prophets and their movement called New Apostolic Reformation. Although thoroughly researched, the authors give us eye-opening details of these leaders, organizations, and their ideologies in readable English without academic jargon. The result is a very enlightening, very bold, and very cautioning volume. Every Christian must read it.
Hindustan Bible Institute and College (India)
For centuries the church has cautiously approached identifying apostles and prophets, knowing the enormous potential for abuse that such titles offer. Geivett and Pivec capture this concern, and they rightly affirm that Pentecostals and charismatics may find themselves at particular risk of these ideas. In God's Super-Apostles, pastors or sincere followers of Christ can discover a valuable contribution to their need for careful discernment in their understanding of spiritual authority.
Senior Director of Healthy Church Network, General Council of the Assemblies of God
Ever since the initial thirst for God, fostered by the Perestroika, faded, believers in the former Soviet Union have been looking for a way to expedite a new powerful awakening. Thus, many saw restoration of the apostolic and prophetic office with its promise of divine empowerment as just the missing piece of the puzzle. Unaware of the intricate history and aberrant doctrinal context of these ideas, many believers were fascinated with the stories of success. Self-proclaimed apostles - both foreign and domestic - multiplied. With their new carefully researched and thoroughly documented book, written in a straightforward yet tactful manner, Geivett and Pivec do a great service to the worldwide Body of Christ by exposing the unorthodox nature of the New Apostolic Reformation, demonstrating its wide influence and putting its teachings and practices in the proper biblical and ethical context.
Senior Editor, The Center for Apologetics Research
I am personally persuaded that, when the history of the ideas of the church at the beginning of the twentieth-first century is written in the future, Geivett's and Pivec's book, God's Super-Apostles, will become one of the most essential texts of our time. It is not only an engaging, enlivening, and critical assessment of the New Apostolic Reformation movement (without being uncharitable), but above all, timely and educational for those who want to be faithful to Scripture. A must read for any Latin American who wants to be informed about the growth of the Church of Christ in the Global South.
Director of the Institute for the Study of Culture, Ethics, and Development
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