This product is a set of over 8 hours of teaching via MP3 downloads from a foundational teaching series by Dr. C. Peter Wagner.
The New Apostolic Reformation is a title originally used by Peter Wagner to describe a movement within Pentecostal and charismatic churches. The title New Apostolic Reformation is descriptive of a theological movement and is not an organization and therefore does not have formal membership. Unlike some parts of Protestant Christianity, these include the direct revelation of Christ to each believer, prophecy, and the performance of miracles such as healing. This move has also been given the descriptive title, the Third Wave of the Holy Spirit.
Peter Wagner has listed the differences between the NAR and traditional Protestantism as follows:
- Apostolic governance – The Apostle Paul’s assertion that Jesus appoints apostles within his church continues to this day.
- The office of the prophet – There is within the church a role and function for present-day prophets.
- Dominionism – “When Jesus came, He brought the kingdom of God and He expects His kingdom-minded people to take whatever action is needed to push back the long-standing kingdom of Satan and bring the peace and prosperity of His kingdom here on earth.”
- Theocracy – Not to be confused with theocratic government but rather the goal to have “kingdom-minded people” in all areas of society. There are seven areas identified specifically: religion, family, education, government, media, arts & entertainment, and business.
- Extra-biblical revelation – There is available to all believers the ability to hear from God. “The one major rule governing any new revelation from God is that it cannot contradict what has already been written in the Bible. It may supplement it, however.
- Supernatural signs and wonders – Signs and wonders such as healing, demonic deliverance and confirmed prophecies accompany the move of God.
- Relational structures – church governance has no formal structure but rather is by relational and voluntary alignment to apostles.