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Third Wave “Buzz Words & Terminology” (click here for the original source of this article)

Note – I have added some additional terms, in italics

“Angelic Visitations”
“Anna Anointing”
“Anointing”
“Apostles and Prophets”
“Apostolic Movement”
“Baptism of Fire” (Todd Bentley, etc.)
“Bloody Civil War”
“Breaking down strongholds in your city”
“Cloud of Witnesses” (Patricia King, etc.)
“Critical Spirit”
“Corporate Anointing”
“Corporate Church”
“Dominion”
“Dreams”
“Elijah Company”
“Elijah List”
“Fault Finding Spirit”
“Five Fold Ministry”
“Fourth Dimension Faith”
“Fresh Fire” (Todd Bentley, etc.)
“Gate Keepers”
“General Assembly”
“Generational Spirits”
“Glory Cloud”
“Harp and Bowl”
“Identificational Repentance”
“International Houses of Prayer” (IHOP)
“Jezebel Spirit”
“Joel’s Army”
“Jump in the River”
“Kingdom Principles”
“Latter Rain”
“Liquid Fire”
“Lighthouse Movement”
“Manchild Company”
“Manifestation of the Sons of God”
“Manifest Sons of God”
“New Apostolic Reformation”
“New Breed”
“New Order”
“Old Order”
“Overcomers”
“Overshadowing”
“Prayer Walking”
“Prophetic Acts”
“Receive your Miracle”
“Religious Spirit”
“Remitting the sins of nations”
“Revelation Knowledge”
“River of Revival”
“Seven Mountains Mandate”
“Seven Mountains Mantle”
“Signs, Wonders and Miracles”
“Saul Spirit”
“Soaking Music”
“Soaking Prayer”
“Spirit Man”
“Spiritual Mapping”
“Spiritual Warfare”
“Strategic Level Intercession”
“Strategic Level Prophetic Intercession”
“Strategic Level Spiritual Warfare”
“Strategic Spiritual Warfare”
“Tearing Down Strongholds”
“Territorial Spirits”
“The Anointing”
“Third Day Anointing”
“Third Heaven Visitation”
“Third Wave”
“Third Wave of the Holy Spirit”
“Transformation”
“Visions”
“Warfare Prayer”

NEW AGE Terms Used by Church Growth Leaders – What do these terms really mean? You Decide!

REMEMBER, “Virtually every Single theological heresy always begins with a misconception of who GOD is” (His nature & His Attributes – Communicable and Incommunicable)

Kingdom Now/Dominion Theology

The basic premise of “KINGDOM THEOLOGY” is that man lost “DOMINION” over the earth when Adam and Eve succumbed to Satan’s temptation in the Garden of Eden. God “LOST CONTROL” of the earth to Satan at that time, and has since been looking for a “COVENANT PEOPLE” who will be His “EXTENSION” or “EXPRESSION” in the earth and take “DOMINION” back from Satan. This is to be accomplished through certain “OVERCOMERS” who, by yielding themselves to the authority of God’s “APOSTLES AND PROPHETS” for the “KINGDOM AGE,” will take control of the kingdoms of this world. These kingdoms are defined as all social, political, economic and military institutions as we know today. These “OVERCOMERS” have the power to believe for and speak into existence things that are not, and thus bring about the “KINGDOM AGE” before Jesus Christ can return to planet earth. There is no “Rapture” in Kingdom Theology, so there is no “Second Coming of Jesus” until “THE KINGDOM” has been established by the Church under the direction of the “SUPER APOSTLES AND PROPHETS.” Some of these “OVERCOMERS” will have become “IMMORTAL” having already attained what is called “RESURRECTION LIFE.” “WILLIAM BRANHAM” was perhaps the “GREATEST PROPHET” in Kingdom Theology and “WORD-FAITH” Theology. He was a proponent of “IMPARTATION,” imparting or passing on the Holy Spirit to people through the “LAYING ON OF HANDS.” Branham denied the Biblical, Orthodox view of the Trinity attributing it to the devil. Instead, he taught a form of Modalism: That God is only one person who “MANIFESTED” himself as three different attributes: the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. “Jesus Christ was a perfect manifestation of God the Father.” (Earl Paulk) One manner in which the “APOSTLES AND PROPHETS” will receive these “NEW REVELATIONS” will be through communication with heavenly beings (angels and departed saints), as well as with God and specifically Jesus. It’s expected that many of these “NEW REVELATIONS” will be authenticated through demonstrations of power in the working of “MIRACLES, SIGNS AND WONDERS.” Emphasis on “DIVINE HEALTH,” WEALTH,” and the ability to “SPEAK THINGS INTO EXISTENCE.” (GOD-LIKENESS) Man is a “god” and, as such, must exercise his or her “godhood” through “DOMINION.”

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(revised 05/15/14)

For quite some time, CBN has been endorsing the bizarre Third Wave practice of soaking prayer. I’ve wondered to myself, “what next?”

Well, today I learned that Pat and Gordon Robertson will be ministering with several bizarre Third Wave leaders: John and Carol Arnott of Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship, as well as Bill and Beni Johnson of Bethel Church.

Click here [broken link] for the original source of the following info.

special webcasts this week:
Catch the Fire Conference
Wednesday, 2/15 – Saturday, 2/18Day and Evening Sessions
Webcast LIVE on CBN.com

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Catch The Fire is committed to walking in God’s love and giving it away until the whole earth is filled with the knowledge of the Glory of the Lord. The desire of CTF is to reach the world with Jesus through the sharing of these core values while equipping and releasing others to bring revival!
    speakers:

John and Carol Arnott John and Carol Arnott are the founding pastors of Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship (TACF). Together they are used by God to encourage renewal and revival around the world through their traveling ministry. They have hosted conference and revival meetings at TACF for over 12 years and it continues powerfully to this day.
Bill and Beni Johsnon Bill and Beni Johnson Bill and Brenda (Beni) Johnson are the Senior Pastors of Bethel Church. Bill is a fifth generation pastor with a rich heritage in the things of the Spirit. Together they serve a growing number of churches that have partnered for revival. This apostolic network has crossed denominational lines in building relationships that enable church leaders to walk in both purity and power. The present move of God has brought Bill into a deeper understanding of the phrase, “on earth as it is in heaven.” Heaven is the model for our life and ministry.
Gordon Robertson Pat Robertson has achieved national and international recognition as a religious broadcaster, philanthropist, educator, religious leader, businessman, and author. He is the founder and chairman of CBN, Regent University, Operation Blessing International, American Center for Law and Justice, and several other organizations and broadcast entities. He is also the host of The 700 Club.
Gordon Robertson Gordon Robertson co-hosts CBN’s original flagship program, The 700 Club, and is actively involved in all aspects of programming for the ministry in Virginia Beach, VA. He became the Chief Executive Officer of CBN on November 30, 2007. Prior to being named CEO, Gordon was the Executive Producer of The 700 Club for the past six years and a member of the board of directors for the past five years.
  worship leaders:


Jonathan Clarke

Chris McClarney

What next? Endorsing all the bizarre teachings of Todd Bentley – including his use of soaking prayer for obtaining “angelic visitations” and out of body experiences (“Third Heaven visitations”)? How about all of Patricia King’s teachings – including her “angel orbs”, “gold dust”, etc.? If things continue down their current path, I predict it won’t be long until Pat and Gordon Robertson will be endorsing all these New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) practices – and  worse.

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Many more heretical articles appear on the CBN website. (I am providing these links to articles for research purposes only – I do not approve of any of the articles):

Articles on cbn.com endorsing soaking prayer

Articles on cbn.com endorsing  John Arnott

Articles on cbn.com endorsing Bill Johnson

Articles on cbn.com endorsing IHOP

Articles on cbn.com endorsing Todd Bentley

Articles on cbn.com endorsing Patricia King

Articles on cbn.com endorsing postmillenial dominionist Kingdom Now theology

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A Facebook Friend shared this video of Eddie Long being crowned a “king” on 01/29/12.

Summary: In a recent service on January 29th, 2012 Eddie Long, who is Bishop at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, invited Ralph Messer who claims to be a rabbi bringing Torah truth to Christians. This rabbi then proceeds to pronounce Eddie Long as [a] King in “God’s government”, lifting him up in his chair/throne and carrying him around the stage.

Click here for a newspaper blog about Long’s “crowning.” This blogger seems to view the incident as Jewish oriented. But what was Eddie Long’s “crowning” really all about? Was it a “Messianic Jewish” ceremony, or something else?

This article describes Eddie Long’s apology to the Jewish community after this incident.  Here are some excerpts:

Bishop Eddie Long has apologized to the Anti-Defamation League over an incident in which he was wrapped in a Torah scroll and crowned “king”…

“The ceremony was not my suggestion, nor was it my intent, to participate in any ritual that is offensive in any manner to the Jewish community, or any group. Furthermore, I sincerely denounce any action that depicts me as a King, for I am merely just a servant of the Lord,” Long wrote in a letter… [emphasis mine; I am trying to locate the entire letter]

Interesting. Long says, “I sincerely denounce any action that depicts me as a King.” Yet in the video above I don’t see any sign of him trying to stop the “crowning” ceremony at any point. This, in spite of the fact that he is the pastor of the church, and a rather authoritative pastor at that. The fact remains – Long does teach a “king” heresy. Long is being two-faced in my opinion. He says in his apology that “I am merely just a servant of the Lord,” yet in reality he follows the Word of Faith teaching that he and all “Apostolic” Christians are “little gods” meant to “rule and reign” as kings.

Check out the following reader comment, from this forum:

When a king gives an order, he knows that it will be carried out. He doesn’t have to repeat himself over and over again. I just read that in [Kenneth] Hagin’s book The Believer’s Authority. This is totally shaking up my way of thinking about stuff. I have to remind myself that it is my privilege and duty as a member of the Body of Christ to RULE and REIGN as a priest-king, as Jesus did, in the order of Melchizedek. [emphasis mine]

The way I see it, the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church did not crown Long as THE king exalting himself as God, but as one of many Word of Faith “little gods”, one of many Apostolic “kings” who will rule and reign in the coming “reign of God” taught by the Kingdom Now movement.

Here’s a 2011 expose by LetUsReason.org of Eddie Long and the “king” heresy.  The expose explains Long’s ties with the Pentecostal “Word of Faith” (WOF) movement.

And this article explains many of the heresies in the the WOF movement, including the “little gods” teaching. The article provides “little god” quotes from Copeland, Hagin, Hinn, etc. under the section dealing with WOF teachings on “Man.”  The expose lists Eddie Long as well as many other WOF heretics.

It seems this all ties in with the dominionist Emergent/New Apostolic Reformation “Kingdom Now” heresy – that we are soon entering a Utopian millenial period (1,000 years?) under the “reign of God” before Christ physically returns. According to WOF teachings all Christians can view themselves as “little gods.” But Eddie Long and other “Apostolic” leaders seem to fancy themselves as the “little gods” who will “rule and reign” during the Millenium. This expose mentions Eddie Long, C. Peter Wagner, dominionism, the NAR, etc.

I was under the impression the merger of the WOF movement and Kingdom Now theology was brought about by C. Peter Wagner. I learned that Earl Paulk was the first major player in this merger – not Wagner.  Following is an excerpt from David Cloud’s memo about the WOF/Kingdom Now merger (scroll about half way down the page for Bro. Cloud’s entire memo.). I have emphasized certain points by bolding, and inserted comments in [brackets]:

“The Cathedral at Chapel Hill near Atlanta, Georgia, founded by EARL PAULK, has been plagued with moral scandals and radical false teaching… Paulk amalgamated the Word-Faith doctrine with Reconstructionist or Dominion theology and promoted it widely among Pentecostals. As for the Word-Faith doctrine, Paulk echoes Kenneth Hagin and Kenneth Copeland and others when he wrote: “Just as dogs have puppies and cats have kittens, God has little gods. Until we comprehend that we are gods, and begin to act like little gods, we can’t manifest the Kingdom of God” (Paulk, Satan Unmasked, pp. 96, 97). Paulk merges this Kingdom Now Word-Faith theology (that Christians are little gods with the authority of Christ on earth) with the dominion doctrine [that] the churches are to unify and then retake the world from Satan and rule over it before Christ returns. He gives this teaching in books such as Satan Unmasked (1984), Held in the Heavens Until (1985), and Ultimate Kingdom (1986). Paulk wrote in his book The Wounded Body of Christ [1983], “We need not wonder whether He [Jesus] will come back; HE CANNOT. Christ can only return when the people of God have reached that place of unity in which the Spirit and the Bride can say, ‘Come’” (p. 73)…

FOR FURTHER READING

Ralph Messer

Ralph Messer, the “Rabbi” Who Crowned Eddie Long, Isn’t Jewish

Paula White Wrapped in a Torah Scroll?

Rabbi Ralph Messer joins us at Pentecost

Earl Paulk

Amazon listing of Earl Paulk’s books

An article about Donnie Earl Paulk, Earl Paulk’s nephew. Note the interfaith symbol which is said to appear on Dennie’s blogsite.

Dominion Theology

Dominion Theology – describes two “wings” of Dominionism: Christian Reconstructionism and Kingdom Now

Is Reconstructionism Merging with “Kingdom Now?” – elsewhere on my blogsite, I have discussed the merging between Emergents and Dominionism; this article discusses the merging of the two wings of Dominionism

Kingdom Now/Dominion/Restoration theology (12/19/2005)

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(revised 01/18/14)

I want to give a warning here: there are certain Pentecostal movements which are rife with bizarre, occultish, New Age-ish contemplative prayer/ contemplative spirituality practices – as well as many other false teachings and practices.

But first I want to say: I do believe there are Pentecostal churches which are balanced and biblically sound  (relatively speaking). Although, I must admit, today they are very few and far between. In fact, I have attended several of what I considered balanced, biblically sound Assemblies of God churches in years past. (I say “balanced” primarily because they did not push the need for tongues.)

The Assemblies of God denomination has traditionally fallen under the umbrella of Classic Pentecostal denominations. There are three waves of Pentecostalism – Classic Pentecostals (the First Wave), Charismatics (the Second Wave), and the New Apostolic Reformation or NAR (the Third Wave). The “Three Waves” is a classification put forth by C. Peter Wagner.

Unfortunately, from the very beginning of Pentecostalism, there have been more false teachers than biblically sound teachers. This is especially true of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) (a major player in the Third Wave). In a 2005 article, C. Peter Wagner gives a detailed explanation of the bizarre NAR.

Click here for the original article in its entirety:

[Note – we do not support the website which posted this article – the website is anti-Christian.]

Read between the lines, and even in Wagner’s pro-NAR article you will see some of the heresies of the movement. For example, check out these excerpts from Wagner:

1) “My mentor for helping me make a paradigm shift [originally a New Age term] into what I now call the spiritual principles of church growth was John Wimber, founder of the Association of Vineyard Churches and Vineyard Ministries International.  This began my second season of research, focusing first of all on the relationship between supernatural signs and wonders and church growth, then on prayer and spiritual warfare.  This began in the early 1980s and continued to the mid-1990s.” [John Wimber – now there is a false teacher – and Wagner claims him as his mentor…]

2) New Prayer Forms – “Prayer in new apostolic churches has taken forms rarely seen in traditional congregations.  Some of this takes place within the church and some takes place outside the church… A considerable number of new apostolic churches practice concert prayer, in which all the worshipers are praying out loud at the same time, some in a prayer language and some in the vernacular. At times in some churches, each one will begin singing a prayer, creating a loud, harmonious sound not unlike the sound of the medieval Gregorian chant… New apostolic leaders have been among the first to understand and put into practice some of the newer forms of prayer that take place in the community itself, not in the church.  For many, praise marches, prayer walking, prayer journeys and prayer expeditions have become a part of congregational life and ministry…” [In other words, NAR churches practice contemplative prayer/contemplative spirituality – which  in previous blogs we have explained are actually occult/New Age-ish.]

3) New Power Orientation – “The majority of the new apostolic churches not only believe in the work of the Holy Spirit, but they also regularly invite Him to come into their midst to bring supernatural power.  It is commonplace, therefore, to observe active ministries of healing, demonic deliverance, spiritual warfare, prophecy, failing in the Spirit, spiritual mapping, prophetic acts, fervent intercession and travail, and so on in new apostolic churches.” [Not to mention the latest bizarre practices, such as soaking prayer, which is its extreme form is a “gateway” to dreams, visions, trances, angelic visitations, and third heaven visitations – ala Todd Bentley, Bob Jones, etc.]

And these are just a few of the false teachings of  the NAR. Bottom line – warn everyone you know to stay away from the NAR.

As far as C. Peter Wagner himself, I question whether he is even a born again Christian. As well as the beliefs mentioned above, he holds to “open theism” – that God does not know the future (see Chapter 4 of this book, viewable online). And Wikipedia lists Wagner here as a former professor at the very liberal Fuller Theological Seminary.

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Wikipedia article on C. Peter Wagner (may or may not be accurate)

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