Other than the 12 (or 13, if you include Paul in) apostles. Does the church have any more apostles? How then should christians response to some mega churches whose pastors are termed as apostles? It that permissible? Or even biblical?
For those who are in the reformed circles, prosperity gospel is a sure no-no these day. But what about “apostles” in this day and age? There seems to be lack of response towards the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR). This is where this book fills an important gap.
First, the authors give a brief introduction of what NAR is and what their main teachings is about. Next, they present the scope of the NAR ministries, to highlight how big an issue NAR actually is.
Following which, Geivett and Pivec tackles specific doctrines within NAR which they find are simply unbiblical. These include the meaning and usage of apostles, prophets, spiritual warfare and miracles. Geivett and Pivec always begins by first explaining what NAR actually believes and backs up their findings with references to the various sources which they referred. Following which, Geivett and Pivec would then look into the bible to see what the bible actually teaches about such topics/doctrines.
Many a times Geivett and Pivec would show the readers that their faulty understanding has no biblical basis and if we are to take the Word of God seriously, we ought to reject their teachings.
All in all, this book is suitable really for all christians who might want to quick and good introduction to what is NAR, and whether it is truly biblical. For pastors or ministries leaders, this might be a good place to start, but they must supplement it with their more substantial book on it, “A New Apostolic Reformation? A Biblical Response to a Worldwide Movement”. That book will discuss about the topics in greater details than this book.
Rating: 4.25 / 5
Disclaimer: I was given this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.