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From Worldview Weekend Radio:

Glenn Beck’s Black Robe Regiment, The New Apostolic Reformation, Neo-evangelicalism and Dominion Theology. One of the leaders of Glenn Beck’s Black Robe Regiment is Pastor Tom Mullins of Christ Fellowship in West Palm Beach. What can we learn about Mullins and his associates that will help us understand his worldview. Mullins’ teaching pastor at his church is John Maxwell who has filled the pulpit for Robert Schuller’s Crystal Cathedral. C. Peter Wagner of the New Apostolic Reformation, Rick Warren, and John Maxwell have produced an audio book entitled “The Purposeful Church”. Wagner of the NAR has also endorsed Maxwell’s Equip organization. Numerous researchers report that Maxwell has served on the board of “Lead Like Jesus” for Ken Blanchard along with Rick Warren, Bob Buford and Bill Hybels. Blanchard apparently was appointed by Rick Warren to assist him with his global PEACE plan. Maxwell’s book “Thinking for a Change” has been endorsed by Ken Blanchard and Maxell has written the forward to Blanchard’s book “The Secret”. Mullins is also listed as a board member on Maxwell’s Equip website. Blanchard’s endorsement is on the Back Cover of Deepak Chopra’s 7 Spiritual Laws of Success. Is Beck using neo-evangelicals and are neo-evangelicals using Beck. Are they all using each other to further their individual brands of dominion theology and neo-evangelicalism?

Listen to mp3 HERE.

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When Evangelical Leaders Give Credibility to Ecumenicalism, Pluralism, and Pagan spirituality Mixed with Christianity

Worldview Weekend News Team op-ed piece:

In the last 30 years of moral collapse in America, evangelical Christians managed to raise up a Moral Majority. When that didn’t stop the collapse, they formed the Christian Coalition. Things continued to spiral downward and the Christian Coalition faded into obscurity. Countless conferences, rallies and gatherings have since occurred, attempting to stop America’s relentless slide into the dustbin of history and calling on Christians to “take America back.” One such conference will take place this week, April 8-9, 2011 at the late Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University. The “Awaken 2011 conference” includes such invited speakers as “prophets” Lou Engle and Harry Jackson. Sponsors or members of the conference include “prophet” Cindy Jacobs and her organization, as well as “prophet” Rick Joyner and his organization. Additionally invited speakers include Richard Land of the Southern Baptist, David Barton of Wallbuilders and many others.

The slogan for the conference is “Because our Faith matters…..because our Freedom matters.”

What kind of faith is it if you can include “prophets” of the New Apostolic Reformation movement that are promoting extra-biblical revelations, false prophecies, talking to angels, visiting heaven and calling for a civil war inside the church?

More here:

http://www.worldviewweekend.com/worldview-times/article.php?articleid=7032

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AIM: THE NEW MYSTICAL FACE OF MISSIONS

Researcher and author, Claris Van Kuiken, has been a valuable resource for over 20 years as the emergent church has carried out its onslaught against biblical truth and mainstreamed eastern mysticism under the guise of Christian spiritual practice. At the same time, the growth of the Manifest Sons of God heresy through the New Apostolic Reformation movement has helped spread mysticism through its own celebrity leaders. The coalescing of these forces has resulted in the diminishing of the belief in Scripture as our sole way of hearing God’s voice and the promoting of individual esoteric experience in hearing the “voice of God.” Young people are the targets of this new spirituality that is alien to historic, biblical Christianity.

More here:

http://www.worldviewweekend.com/worldview-times/article.php?articleid=7041

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Pentecostals and Charismatics form global governing groups – Empowered21
Posted on January 14, 2011 by Bene Diction

A group of charismatic, neo-charismatic, pentecostal and neo-pentecostal leaders met in the US to form another council called Empowered21. The idea for the over 50o leaders gathered is to network under leadership of 11 regional councils or ‘cabinets’.

Here is a list of key world wide leaders. I use world wide hesitantly, most are wealthy US mega-church or para-church leaders with strong religious right leanings. NAR leadership has been embraced like white on rice.

The Empowered21 Global Council attendees at this initial meeting include co-chairs Jack Hayford (Jack Hayford Ministries, USA) and Billy Wilson (International Center For Spiritual Renewal, USA), Charles Blake (Church of God In Christ, USA), Isak Burger (Apostolic Faith Mission, South Africa), Doug Anderson (representing Dr. Glenn Burris, Jr., Intl. Church of The Foursquare Gospel, USA), Gordon McDonald (representing Rick Ciaramitaro, Windsor Christian Fellowship, Canada), Daniel de León (Templo Calvario, USA), Chady El Aouad (Abundant Life Church and Ministries, Lebanon), Ingolf Ellssel (Pentecostal European Fellowship, Germany), Claudio Freidzon (King of Kings Church, Argentina), Jonas Gonzalez (Enlace TV, USA), Mart Green (Oral Roberts University Board of Trustees, USA), Prince Guneratnam (Calvary Church, Malaysia), Wayne Hilsden (King of Kings Community Jerusalem, Jerusalem), Al Hollingsworth (BOSS Global, Inc., USA), Cindy Jacobs (Generals International, USA), Dennis Lindsay (Christ For The Nations, USA), Ron Luce (Teen Mania, USA), Niko Njotorahardjo (Gereja Bethel Indonesia, Indonesia), Bob Canton (representing Oreste Pesare, Intl. Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services, Vatican City), Samuel Rodriguez (National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, USA), Vinson Synan (Regent University, USA), Matthew Thomas (Central India Outreach, India) and David Wells (Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada, Canada). Absent because of weather conditions were Raymond Culpepper and Alton Garrison.

More here:

http://www.benedictionblogson.com/2011/01/14/pentecostals-and-charismatics-form-global-governing-groups-empowered21/

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Rick Joyner’s Heritage Tower still teetering

The ongoing saga of Rick Joyner‘s Heritage tower is, well, still ongoing.

The project’s status depends on who you hear the story from, WSOC TV recently reported.

The Heritage Tower is a standing reminder of Christian televangelist Jim Bakker‘s fallen empire. The 21-story tower was never finished after the PTL ministry collapsed amid scandal in the late 1980s.

Morningstar Church told York County leaders it had plans to not only finish the tower, but to turn it into a Christian retirement center that could house hundreds of people.

The project hit a snag when the economy collapsed in 2008 and banks didn’t want to loan money.

Joyner now says he is ready to move forward again but York County leaders think Morningstar has shown no progress toward being able to finish the $40 million project.

More here:

http://www.religionnewsblog.com/25445/rick-joyners-heritage-tower

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The Other Side of Emergent:
The New Apostolic Reformation

“…in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits …” 1 Timothy 4:1

“Religious leadership must end its intellectual and imaginative failure to think through what it is doing in the light of the new emerging cosmology, which is hospitable to spirit-matter theories and mindbody experiences.” – Leonard Sweet[1]

Today [June 1] is the launching of a new book, co-authored by Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola. This marks the open marriage of the Emergent movement with the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR).

Sweet and Viola’s book, Jesus Manifesto, is subtitled “Restoring the Supremacy and Sovereignty of Jesus Christ,” and it pushes the envelope on redefining Jesus, including “You can be a Jesus Manifest.”[2] A quick glance at the lineup of key endorsers for this book includes a list of who’s who in Emergent, the Latter Rain cult, neoevangelicalism and the New Apostolic Reformation.

In recent posts on this blog we have noticed that emerging church leader Leonard Sweet has links to the NAR.[3] The co-author of his book, Frank Viola, also has roots in the NAR. He has been connected with the House2House group, a movement that is ostensibly about “house” churches, but in reality is concerned with building the networking apostolic cellular model of church for the purpose of building the kingdom of God on earth.

More here:

http://www.crossroad.to/articles2/010/discernment/7-sweet-apostolic-emergent.htm

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