A new religious movement—led by apostles and prophets—has confused people, divided churches, and strained families as people are forced to make painful choices between those they love and what they believe to be the truth of God’s Word. This global movement is known as the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR).
God’s Super-Apostles provides a concise entry-level overview of the key teachings and practices of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) movement. This is a key resource in grasping the significance of this global, confusing, and controversial movement.
Given the explosion of the apostolic movements, God’s Super-Apostles represents a concise and valuable survey of what is happening around the globe. Geivett and Pivec provide insightful biblical and historical analyses, which are useful for those wanting to understand these sometimes bewildering movements. Especially beneficial are the distinctions the authors make between the teachings of the historic Pentecostal churches and the more recent New Apostolic Reformation views of such leaders as C. Peter Wagner and others.
—Vinson Synan, Dean Emeritus, Regent University School of Divinity
I thank Geivett and Pivec for this book on the New Apostolic Reformation. They will be praised by some and vilified by others for writing it, but one will not, or should not, deny that they have done their work in a careful and professional manner. Here is a plea to compare claims with Scripture in a civil manner, a practice I whole heartedly commend for all Christians regardless of their theological positions. The apostle Paul commended the Bereans for checking to see if what he was teaching complemented or contradicted the Scripture. If the apostle to the Gentiles commended this action from his hearers in the first century, one would hope that leaders of the NAR movement would see this as a biblical and prudent response to their message in the twenty-first century.
—Karl I. Payne, Pastor of Leadership Development and Discipleship Training, Antioch Bible Church, Redmond, Washington; Chaplain, Seattle Seahawks
If you are looking for a biblically balanced, hermeneutically sound, enlightening, logical, clear, and spiritually and intellectually enriching treatment of the New Apostolic Reformation, contemporary apostles and prophets, their teachings, and the confusions surrounding these, then God’s Super-Apostles is a must read. It is relevant and much needed globally.
—Sudhakar Mondithoka, Director of Hyderabad Institute of Theology and Apologetics (India)
“When NAR prophets speak they can boldly declare, ‘Thus saith the Lord.’ To disobey the words of a NAR prophet is to disobey God.” (Page 43)
“The apostle Peter specified that the man they selected must be someone like themselves, who had been an eyewitness of Jesus’ entire earthly ministry (Acts 1:21–22), all the way from his baptism to his ascension into heaven.” (Page 19)
“NAR apostles would still have to pass five biblical tests for being genuine apostles.” (Page 33)
“Past appointments by Christ were objective events allowing for public verification.” (Page 36)
“But while apostles are viewed as generals, the prophets are seen more as secret intelligence agents. They know God’s secret thoughts and plans and can guide churches based on their inside information.” (Page 43)
R. Douglas Geivett is Professor of Philosophy in Talbot School of Theology at Biola University. He is the author of Evil and the Evidence for God, and coeditor of four books: Contemporary Perspectives on Religious Epistemology; In Defense of Miracles; Faith, Film and Philosophy; and Being Good: Christian Virtues for Everyday Life.
Holly Pivec holds a master’s degree in Christian apologetics from Biola University. She is an experienced journalist and researcher, having served as a newspaper reporter, a contributing writer to the Christian Research Journal, and as the University Editor at Biola University for nearly 10 years as well as the managing editor of the award-winning Biola Magazine.