Saturday, June 21, 2008

Manifest Sons of God & NAR Falsehoods

I will not go into detail why I aligned myself to a particular apostolic prophetic network about 5 or so years ago; but I would like to present a word of caution for all who are contemplating supporting or volunteering for any ministry. Do your homework on the ministry and its alliances. Also, because someone "seems" more spiritual, and more "mature" in the faith; simply does not make it so. I never questioned the alliances of the network I was involved with, or its leader, because I assumed he was more "spiritual". And it was not until after I left its evil clutches that I found out about the New Apostolic Reformation group and its faulty theology. As I learn more about them, not only it is clear they operate in gross error, but indeed, elements of new age thought and practices accompany many of the NAR constituency. And it seems with each passing day I learn of things I never heard of.

I am enclosing a link to an interesting web page describing "The Manifest Sons of God" movement, and some of the new age components of the apostolic prophetic movement. It is beyond heresy in many areas, it is downright apostasy. Keep in mind, believers in the supernatural power of God, true prophets, true apostles, and godly leaders are beginning to come out against the gross error of this movement. I am taking a cited excerpt from and pasting it here, but take a look on this site, as it has a lot of good material on it:

The teaching that in the last days, a "new breed" of Christians will arise--the "Manifest Sons of God"--who will have super-natural spiritual power and be instrumental in subduing the earth. This movement is also referred to as "Joel's Army."

It is claimed that these people will be perfected into their "glorified bodies" prior to Christ's return. That perfection will allow them to subdue the earth for Jesus. Proponents of this doctrine also claim Christians, having a "divine nature," become "gods." They say Christ came into us as a "seed" and grows into a "prophet." Thus Christ does not physically return, but returns within us. The rapture, according to this doctrine, will be of the wicked--not of believers.

This teaching is part of what is known as 'dominion theology' which teaches that an elite army of 'overcomers' will either destroy or subdue all the enemies of Christ until they eventually gain power and authority throughout the world. The government of the nations will be upon their shoulders and when all the secular authorities, governments, princes and kings have finally submitted to them, Christ will return and they will present the kingdom to him.

Source: Clifford Hill, "Prophecy Today," Vol. 7, No. 1 Eng., as cited in "Joel's Army," 1991, Jewel van der Merwe, Discernment Min.

Vanity of vanities. There is no biblical foundation to such nonsense. These folks twist the Word, and seduce their prey. Stick with the Word and not man-made doctrines and interpretations. For more in depth reading and articles on this topic, click here.