44 thoughts on “A Great Interview About Charismatic Theology and the NAR

  1. I’ve heard Costi give his testimony before about his eyes being opened and it was very good to hear.

    And I once heard that pirate guy do a message on charismaticism and I enjoyed listening to that part of his message, but in the same message, he also defended the pope, so be cautious of him.

    I myself was a charismatic back in the 1980s, and it is full of hazards. Probably one of the biggest hazards is the excessive loyalty, exaltation, and semi-blind trust that’s frequently given to these pastors by the congregants. There’s an almost mezmorizing effect that they have over so many vulnerable people. But I have found that sticking to the KJV coupled with the Spirit’s teaching is what keeps me out of the weeds and on the right path.

    You just can’t beat wisdom from God. 🤠

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    • Hi, Lee! This video was my introduction to Costi and I’m so grateful that the Lord brought him out of this movement. About Chris Rosebrough, do you remember where you heard him give the Pope – whichever one – a pass on something? Like other Reformation groups Lutherans historically believed that the Pope, the dynasty of the papacy, is the Antichrist. I try to test all things by God’s Word, brother. This is being a Biblical Christian and what the Lord demands of us.

      There is a true danger of either following or exalting certain men (or women), of thinking of ourselves and/or claiming that we are of Apollos or Paul.

      Brother, I know that the Lord, the Spirit, teaches us personally but we are to be grateful for sound teachers and humbly accept what they say when we have tested that it is Biblical, for He – the Spirit – has given them to His Body, the Church.

      About sticking to the KJV, that is good for you but not for me. I want to understand more fully. It’s not that I can’t understand the KJV with help but the position that it is the “preserved Word of God” for English-speaking people has been another source of problems for the Body of Christ.

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    • Hi, Lee! This video was my introduction to Costi and I’m so grateful that the Lord brought him out of this movement. About Chris Rosebrough, do you remember where you heard him give the Pope – whichever one – a pass on something? Like other Reformation groups Lutherans historically believed that the Pope, the dynasty of the papacy, is the Antichrist. I try to test all things by God’s Word, brother. This is being a Biblical Christian and what the Lord demands of us.

      There is a true danger of either following or exalting certain men (or women), of thinking of ourselves and/or claiming that we are of Apollos or Paul.

      Brother, I know that the Lord, the Spirit, teaches us personally but we are to be grateful for sound teachers and humbly accept what they say when we have tested that it is Biblical, for He – the Spirit – has given them to His Body, the Church.

      About sticking to the KJV, that is good for you but not for me. I want to understand more fully. It’s not that I can’t understand the KJV with help but the position that it is the “preserved Word of God” for English-speaking people has been another source of problems for the Body of Christ.

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          • My view is that there’s place for sanctified humor. My view is that it is permittable though I also realize sometimes I can cross the limit and I’m more mean than passionate of God’s truth.

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              • I do think Jesus at times were capable of sarcasm directed towards false teaching. Practically as a pastor when we have new people visiting with whacky theology I don’t focus on making fun of it but gently ask questions of what does the Bible say; I try not to laugh even when its out there. But there’s time where we had people come to our church and believes God has them as a prophet and they are trying to grab people to their views and here I do ridicule their beliefs; false teachers seems to love attention and are more sensitive than most people in having others see them as foolish. So I do laugh. I think it does make them desire not to be seen as foolish. I don’t condone Doug Wilson at all with his theology and soteriology but his book “Serrated Edge” did a make a good point that bibilcally there is a place for humor, mockery, etc.

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                • These guys didn’t stay. There was a time for some reason we had a lot of nutty people visit because there’s a big United Pentecostal Church nearby. The UPC are Modalists but I think most of them deny the Trinity not so much because of Scripture but visions. So these guys who would come with incredible tales but another God (modalism) and another gospel (works instead of grace). They visit only one or two meetings though one lady visited for a month.

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                • Yeah I think that’s what they were doing. That’s the best explanation to me of why it would be we would have one after another and they weren’t just attending but actively talking to people. Fortunately they didn’t grab anybody away and it was God’s grace as our church have a significant percentage of special needs people whom I felt could have been easily swayed and confused. The rest of the congregation is typically grounded in sound doctrines though so that helps. With these deliberate false teachers we did give Scriptural refutations but also I did mimick them saying “But God told me in a vision you are wrong!” to turn their own arguments back at them so they would be forced to go back to the Scriptures instead of just appealing to subjective experiences. I’m not going to lie that it made some of those listening to the conversations laugh and I don’t believe I was wrong or they were wrong, so long as we go back to the Scriptures!

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                • That makes sense. You protected those over whom you have oversight. You couldn’t allow wolves in to drag vulnerable sheep away.

                  When I was a much younger Christian a couple started attending our church and the wife and I became friends. She was excited about Bible prophecy and kept encouraging me to read a book called 88 Reasons Why the Rapture Will Happen in 88. Both my husband and I had been believers long enough to know that we should never set dates for the Lord’s Return. Finally I read and believed it. Both my husband, whom I encouraged to read it, and I were injured.

                  If only someone had helped us, as you did your people. But still, we should have known better.

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  2. Maria, thanks for posting this video! I found it very informative. This New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) is making great inroads into the church. I appreciate that Costi Hinn is confronting these errors.

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