Bill Johnson is no stranger to controversy. For one thing, he claims to be an apostle, as in the unique position held by the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ. He was given this high honor by C. Peter Wagner who holds many titles himself, including president of Global Harvest Ministries, chancellor of Wagner Leadership Institute, convening apostle of the New Apostolic Roundtable, and my personal favorite: presiding apostle of International Coalition of Apostles (ICA). So for the purpose of this article I’ll dub him Presiding Apostle Peter or PA Peter for short. What’s important to know about him is that he’s sort of like the pope of the “new apostolic-prophetic movement.” click here to continue reading Marsha West’s article
Noting the confusion caused by this religious movement, a friend of mine wryly observes, “All roads lead to C. Peter Wagner.” In a recent National Public Radio interview, Wagner states:
“In terms of the role of the apostle, one of the biggest changes from traditional churches to the New Apostolic Reformation is the amount of spiritual authority delegated by the Holy Spirit to individuals. And the two key words are authority and individuals — and individuals as contrasted to groups. So now, apostles have been raised up by God who have a tremendous authority in the churches of the New Apostolic Reformation.”
Here is the link to this fascinating NPR interview, A Leading Figure In The New Apostolic Reformation: HERE
You won’t believe this. It has nothing to do with spreading the gospel message, but plenty to do with strange–and getting stranger–theology.
The following is from Dr. Orrel Steinkamp’s Herescope article. According to Steinkamp, “John Benefiel, one of the key endorsers of Texas Governor Rick Perry’s The Response prayer event scheduled for August 6, and a high-ranking apostle in C. Peter Wagner’s New Apostolic Reformation (NAR), has been overseeing an amazing series of pseudo-legal documents in which the “The Highest Court of the Kingdom of God” issues America the nation a divorce decree from ancient god Baal. (Bold mine) Included in this process are a set of “declarations” that represent the “Citizens of the Kingdom and Citizens of This Nation” as Plaintiffs and gives these plaintiffs the legal right to take Dominion over America NOW.” Read: HERE for an amazing story.
Benefiel’s legal documents are posted here for downloading; http://www.hapn.us/divorcingbaal:
Here, also, is the link to Part 3 of Dr. Orrel Steinkamp’s Herescope article on Divorcing Baal: http://herescope.blogspot.com/