"A Second Pentecost?" - by Orrel Steinkamp
C. Peter Wagner is attempting to will into existence what he calls a "New Apostolic Reformation" in which the Church of the 21st Century will be ruled by Apostles and Prophets. This is advertised as "a reformation greater in scale than the reformation of the 1500's". Is this "New Reformation" really new? Orrel Steinkamp argues that it is merely warmed over Latter Rain teaching; he quotes G. Raymond Carlson, former General Superintendent of the AOG: "I saw it in the New Order of the Latter Rain in the late 40's and early 50's. Before that, it made its presence felt in the early days of the century among early Pentecostals."
The New Apostolic Agenda: Churchquake - Excepts from Wagner and others
There's a massive movement affecting the Church that seems to go unnoticed by Christians. A "Churchquake" comparable to the Reformation is taking place. But this time it's not a move towards biblical doctrine of grace and faith, but the introduction of a new governmental structure and doctrines based on "revelations" and prophetic "words". Wagner's own introduction to his New Apostolic Reformation gives a useful summary: The New Apostolic Reformation is an extraordinary work of God at the close of the twentieth century, which is, to a significant extent, changing the shape of Protestant Christianity around the world.
The Roots and Fruits of the New Apostolic Reformation - by Bob DeWaay
This article explores the idea of apostles in the church throughout church history. In it I will show that the restoration/Latter Rain idea that fuels the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) is unbiblical and dangerous to the well-being of Christians who become part of it.
Whatever Happened to George Tarleton? - audio tape and article
An early "apostle" of the British Restoration Movement, George Tarleton became a Gnostic and Christian Anarchist. For those who remember his earlier activities in the Charismatic fellowships, this will be a very disturbing read!
"The Apostles are Coming to your City, Ready or Not" - by Orrel Steinkamp
This second article on the New Apostolic Reformation written in 2001 considers the latest moves that are currently underway to implement Wagner's apostolic reformation. In a recent article Wagner restates the goals and also the preliminary means to implement them. Read about it here.The Ministry of the Apostle in the Early Centuries - by Don Clasen
There is a move to appoint apostles and prophets to governmental positions within the Church. This article examines the true role of apostles and asks if there are any genuine apostles in this day and age.
Who is the Foundation of the Church? Christ or the New Apostles? - by Phillip Powell
This is a transcript of a talk given by Philip L. Powell in Brisbane, Australia in July 2001. It looks at the New Apostolic agenda and seeks to answer biblically the question, who are apostles?The Transforming Church - by Tricia Tillin
Examines (in ten parts) the present-day move towards cell churches and home meetings as part of the agenda to reorganise the Church under the government of apostles and prophets. Is this a healthy move away from the false clergy/laity divide, or yet another ploy to dominate and control the Global Church?