The New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) is a loosely organized, dangerous and rapidly growing movement that is capturing the minds of many conservative Christians who have been enticed with the idea of “saving” America though Christian activism - by assuring that Christians are placed in influential parts of culture in order that that part of society might be "taken back" for Christ.
The NAR teaches that, through the advancement of medicine, science, technology, and the gospel, the world is getting better and better, and that through strategically “capturing” each of the designated “mountains,” - that I will mention in just a moment - we will set up Jesus’ earthly kingdom. Once this is accomplished, Jesus will return to rule forever. The NAR makes use of “warfare” language with talks of “taking dominion” over the world and that Christians have a mandate to recapture seven mountains of influence for Christ “one mountain at a time.”
What are these "seven mountains" that they refer to?
The NAR teaches that the church’s role is to take back the earth’s dominion from Satan, all while bringing heavenly ideals into the lost culture of the world --- these "mountains."
The New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) is a title used to describe a movement within Protestant Christianity largely associated with the Pentecostal and the Charismatic movements. Its fundamental difference from other movements is the belief that the lost offices of church governance, namely the offices of prophet and apostle are being restored. This move has also been given the descriptive title the Third Wave of the Holy Spirit which is closely associated with the ministry of John Wimber and the Vineyard Movement.
Next time: More Distinctives of the NAR.
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