Sunday, 21 April 2013

Beware Newfrontiers Churches :

Newfrontiers Churches are a denomination of around 800 churches worldwide and make the claim to being "Reformed Charismatic."

Quick Overview :

The founder and self appointed "Apostle" is Terry Virgo, who I know for certain has been challenged and rejected the challenge to a more Biblical approach regarding his bold claim of being an Apostle today, he also encourages the seeking after signs and wonders in this denomination.

Mat 16:4  "A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign..."

This denomination is also involved in Churches together with the Roman Catholic Church and promotes the very dangerous Alpha Course.

2Co 6:14  "Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? "

Here then is another challenge for Mr Virgo, should he stumble accross ;

How to spot a false Apostle :
1. He claims to be an apostle (II Cor. 11:13; Rev. 2:2).
2. He was not present during the Lord’s earthly ministry or he was not directly commissioned by the risen Christ (Acts 1:21-22; Acts 22:10, 21).
3. He is not part of the foundation of the church (Eph. 2:20)
4. He has not seen the risen Christ (I Cor. 9:1; 15:8) or he claims to have seen the risen Christ (perhaps in his bedroom or in some other private location) and is therefore a liar, a deceiver or deluded (I Peter 1:8).
5. He does not have supreme authority in all the churches or he claims such supreme authority and is therefore a liar, deceiver or deluded (I Cor. 7:17; I Cor. 14:37; II Cor. 10:8, 11:28).
6. He cannot demand that his letters be read in the churches as inspired writings from God, and if he does, you’ve guessed it, he is a liar, deceiver or deluded (I Thess. 5:27; II Peter 3:15-16).
7. He makes these claims today, that is, long after the death of the last apostle who was John.

H.T. A Twisted Crown Of Thorns 


Anonymous said...

I find it wildly ironic that you give this list of "how to spot a false apostle" by quoting a man (Paul) who falls into every category you claim disqualifies ... HIM. "I, Paul ... AN APOSTLE..." And how many times did Paul blast anyone who would not heed him. I admire the work you are doing sharing the gospel. But there is a HUGE difference between following the teachings of Jesus and the teachings of Paul. Jesus spent a lot of time warning Peter and the REAL apostles against the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees. Be sure you are following the words of Jesus Christ, not falling into following ... more ... the teachings of Paul, which are heavily infused with legalism and many of the Catholic-style teachings that are subjecting men to men instead of to the Holy Spirit. Paul was not what people raise him up to be, and is the source of most of the problems with today's so-called "church." Be careful what you put on here as "truth." You are accountable for it. Be careful what you proclaim was taught to you in your "prayer closet" by the Holy Spirit, not simply "rules taught by men."

dale mcalpine said...

One comment in the hope that you will respond for further dialogue;

You cannot separate the teachings of Jesus Christ and Paul, here is why :

2Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.

You see that ? the whole of the Bible (Scripture) is God's (Jesus Christ's) Word.

Repent and believe the Gospel.

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